MyFDL Kit O'Connell livestreaming on his phone.

Hear MyFDL Editor Kit O'Connell live at 2pm PST on 90.1 KPFT Houston (Image: Peaceful Streets Project).

Update 2:25 PST: Thanks to KPFT for having me on the air and thanks for listening, everyone. Check back on this post later — I’ll update again when I have an archive link.

Since Firedoglake broke the story of Occupy Austin’s infiltration by Austin Police provocateurs, the story has gone one to become international news. The infiltration, and the many questions it raises, have been covered by Russia Today and most recently, Democracy Now!

As Occupy Wall Street prepares to mark its first anniversary, members of Occupy Austin have discovered that their arrests on felony charges after a protest last December are directly linked to equipment provided by a police detective who infiltrated their group. The activists locked arms inside tubes made of PVC pipe that the police had designed, constructed and dropped off for the protest. We’re joined from Austin by Ronnie Garza, one of the members of Occupy Austin facing felony charges stemming from the December protest, and from Houston by Greg Gladden, National Lawyers Guild member and past president of the Texas American Civil Liberties Union.

Today at 2pm Pacific (5pm EST) I will be live on KPFT (Houston’s Pacifica Radio Station) to discuss the infiltration. You can tune in live on the Internet.

Kit OConnell

Kit OConnell

Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist and radical troublemaker from Austin, Texas. He is the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Shadowproof. Kit's investigative journalism has appeared in Truthout, MintPress News and