#OccupySupply Skill Share: Infiltration in Occupy
Our Next #OccupySupply Skill Share is Wednesday September 26th at 8pm EST.
Infiltration has been effectively used to undermine many social moments and Occupy is no different. FOIA requests show that the alphabet soup of organizations that make up the modern police state in America have been watching Occupiers around the country. In Cleveland, Chicago and other cities we have seen informants working undercover to entrap Occupiers and paint them as terrorists.
Seven Occupiers are charged with felonies for using lockboxes (a.k.a. sleeping dragons) to block a road leading into the Port of Houston; during the trial it was revealed that Austin Police Department infiltrators provided material support by building the lockboxes that became the basis for felony charges. On Wednesday, we will be joined by Occupy Austin Activists Kit O’Connell and Ronnie Garza to discuss Infiltration in the Occupy Movement.
Kit O’Connell, MyFDL Editor and Occupy Austin Media Team were present for the December 12 Port Shutdown that lead to the felony charges against Ronnie and others in #OATX. He joins us to discuss his experience with the infiltration of Occupy Austin and the resulting court case. Occupy Austin Protestor Ronnie Garza is one of the activists charged with Unlawful Use of a Criminal Instrument; without the actions of local police undercover agents this charge would have been a misdemeanor. He will take us through what happened on #D12 all the way up to what is happening in court now and the implications that these events have on the rest of the movement.
This meeting is open to anyone – activist, occupier, or otherwise –who wants to join this discussion and share there opinions on the Infiltration & The Occupy Movement.