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.