04 Nov 2011

Do You Know these Black Bloc Vandals? Video

So do you know any of these Black Bloc Anarchists? Yesterday I suggested we identify them, here is some good footage that can help. If I was organized I would put up a Flickr page with stills so people could crowdsource. I think you should note all the people who

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03 Nov 2011

Time to Identify the Occupy Vandals

TV news loves conflict. It’s exciting! What they don’t love is doing actual research and real reporting about the conflict. “We’ll leave that for the suckers at Frontline six months from now. Look! Behind you! A fire and people in hoodies running away! Are you getting all this?”

Information like who is causing the conflict, their motives and objectives are not really their forte. They do love the shots of rocks and tear gas being thrown, they don’t really care who is throwing them.

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03 Nov 2011

Time to Identify the Occupy Vandals

TV news loves conflict. It’s exciting! What they don’t love is doing actual research and real reporting about the conflict. “We’ll leave that for the suckers at Frontline six months from now.  Look! Behind you! A fire and people in hoodies running away! Are you getting all this?” Information like who

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31 Oct 2011

Who’s Undercover at Your Occupy Protest? In Oakland It’s These Guys.

The police will object to this kind of video for many reasons including the fear that an undercover cop might be in danger if he is in another undercover operation. That’s really not our problem. The police made a decision to use an undercover cop in this way and they got caught. The MSM might agree with the police and refuse to run a story which would amplify the undercover cop’s identity, but now the protesters know and some of the public following along at home will find out, giving them more sympathy for the protesters and more suspicion of the police’s claims.

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31 Oct 2011

Who’s Undercover at Your Occupy Protest? In Oakland It’s These Guys.

Today Copwatch put up this video of undercover police officers at Occupy Oakland protests. “Copwatch@Occupy Oakland: Beware of Police Infiltrators and Provocateurs“. I would like for people in other Occupy cities to watch this, and if they have the skills, I encourage them to create the same kind of video

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25 Oct 2011

Hey Oakland PD! Got Proof Protesters Throwing Skillets at Cops?

This morning there was a raid on the Occupy Oakland encampment.

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25 Oct 2011

Hey Oakland PD! Got Proof of Protesters Throwing Skillets at Cops?

This morning there was a raid on the Occupy Oakland encampment. I’ve read the accounts in the Oakland Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle and a live account from an independent citizen journalist in Salon. As I wrote just this weekend, the authorities will use alleged examples of protester on cop

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23 Oct 2011

What to Do When the Media Says a Protester Attacked a Cop

Remember Mr. Media, anyone can go to a protest — even people who want to cause violence and discredit the movement or are simply working out their daddy issues on TV.

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22 Oct 2011

What to Do When the Media Says a Protester Attacked a Cop

If it bleeds it leads. – Old TV news saying Say this weekend you turn on the TV and there is a teaser headline. “Occupy Wall Street Protests Turn Violent!” You tune in to hear the details. An anchorman says something like, “As with the protests in Greece and Egypt,

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18 Oct 2011

Tell the 1% What You Think at Occupy The Board Room

The website occupytheboardroom.org was put together to give us 99% an opportunity to talk with the 1%. It lets you pick a “penpal” you can write to and tell your story. People can pick from dozens of top executives at Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo

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