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Scott Campbell was peacefully filming #OccupyOakland when he was shot with a projectile by the police. For no freaking reason. Seriously, unless cameras are the new guns, he did nothing wrong! It’s disturbing to see the police, people who are supposed to serve and protect, attack an innocent man like this.

If you watch the video, you can hear Campbell repeatedly ask the police if “this is okay?”. I think it’s safe to assume that Campbell was verifying with the police if it was okay to film them and if he was at a proper distance from the police line. He asks this question multiple times before continuing to film. Hearing nothing back, Campbell films the rest of the police line at a respectable distance until… he gets shot by an asshole police officer. What the hell? You can see the rubber bullet (bean bag? another projectile?) being fired and hitting Campbell in the video.

Look, I can understand why police presence might be necessary at these events. Maybe things get out of hand? Maybe fights break out? Maybe just maybe it’s supposed to increase the peace? Whatever. But I can’t for the life of me see how it was necessary for that police officer to so blatantly abuse his power and attack a man who was merely documenting Occupy Oakland.

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Absolutely enormous crowd hit the street in Oakland in support of Oakland. They took over a highway;  there’s got to be a good 100,000 people there.

Looks like the authorities would do ANYTHING to stop a movement they don’t like.

#OCCUPYTOGETHER is a general movement that starts from the very heart of everybody involved, that is becoming so popular that authorities are afraid of it, the 1% is afraid of losing privileges, wealth, and mostly they are afraid of losing the grip that they are imposing on all the people of the WORLD.

See this documentary, I know it’s kinda long but it’s really, really illuminating, and can explain what happened in Oakland, where there is a possibility that the violent acts have been STAGED, to make the protesters look like a bunch of unorganized, violent thugs. Like in Rome on #OCT15, or Seattle during the G8.

Ok, here we are. The movement is gaining momentum and the people are starting to listen to us, and to understand what we are talking about. And looks like the motivation must be valid, because there is more and more people joining the #OCCUPY in cities all around the World. Good.

Not good for the 1%, that sees the privileges (Tax cuts, huge bonuses, free bailouts from the mess they made…) in danger. So, what does the 1% do? They can’t, of course, give any good reason for the movement to stop, but they REALLY want it to be gone, finished, stopped and possibly crushed.

So they start another kind of action… They infiltrate a few provocateurs, to make the #OCCUPY movement look like a bunch of violent thugs that get their fun by burning cars, destroying Wells Fargo branches and generally make trouble. You think I’m paranoid?

I think I’m not. this kind of strategy has been documented, and PROVEN, in Rome on #OCT15, where a COP has been photographed together with the violent part of the demonstration, the part that ruined everything, because the press is still talking about the FEW VIOLENT IDIOTS, instead of the 250000 peaceful protesters that were on the streets.

San Francisco has some cops among the protesters, too!

Now that I think about that, though, I wonder what happened in Seattle, a few years ago…

Let’s not forget about the (not so) famous COINTELPRO!!!

Co-Intel, Agent Provocateurs, and Propaganda Techniques of the US Regime.

All Patriots should familiarize themselves with this knowledge before taking any pro-freedom action against the regime.

COINTELPRO (an acronym for Counter Intelligence Program) was a series of covert and often illegal projects conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation aimed at investigating and disrupting dissident political organizations within the United States. The FBI used covert operations from its inception, however formal COINTELPRO operations took place between 1956 and 1971. The FBI motivation at the time was “protecting national security, preventing violence, and maintaining the existing social and political order.

According to FBI records, 85% of COINTELPRO resources were expended on infiltrating, disrupting, marginalizing, and/or subverting groups suspected of being subversive, such as communist and socialist organizations, people suspected of building a “coalition of militant black nationalist groups” ranging from the Black Panther Party those in the non-violent civil rights movement Students for a Democratic Society, the National Lawyers Guild, almost all groups protesting the Vietnam War, and even individual student demonstrators with no group affiliations, and nationalist groups such as those seeking independence for Puerto Rico. The other 15% of COINTELPRO resources were expended to marginalize and subvert “white hate groups,” including the National States’ Rights Party.

The directives governing COINTELPRO were issued by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, who ordered FBI agents to “expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize” the activities of these movements and their leaders.

Methods.

According to attorney Brian Glick in his book War at Home, the FBI used four main methods during COINTELPRO:

1. Infiltration: Agents and informers did not merely spy on political activists. Their main purpose was to discredit and disrupt. Their very presence served to undermine trust and scare off potential supporters. The FBI and police exploited this fear to smear genuine activists as agents.

2. Psychological Warfare From the Outside: The FBI and police used myriad other “dirty tricks” to undermine progressive movements. They planted false media stories and published bogus leaflets and other publications in the name of targeted groups. They forged correspondence, sent anonymous letters, and made anonymous telephone calls. They spread misinformation about meetings and events, set up pseudo movement groups run by government agents, and manipulated or strong-armed parents, employers, landlords, school officials and others to cause trouble for activists.

3. Harassment Through the Legal System: The FBI and police abused the legal system to harass dissidents and make them appear to be criminals. Officers of the law gave perjured testimony and presented fabricated evidence as a pretext for false arrests and wrongful imprisonment. They discriminatorily enforced tax laws and other government regulations and used conspicuous surveillance, “investigative” interviews, and grand jury subpoenas in an effort to intimidate activists and silence their supporters.

4. Extralegal Force and Violence: The FBI and police threatened, instigated, and themselves conducted break-ins, vandalism, assaults, and beatings. The object was to frighten dissidents and disrupt their movements. In the case of radical Black and Puerto Rican activists (and later Native Americans), these attacks – including political assassinations were so extensive, vicious, and calculated that they can accurately be termed a form of official “terrorism”.

The FBI also conducted more than 200 “black bag jobs”,which were warrantless surreptitious entries, against the targeted groups and their members.

In 1969 the FBI special agent in San Francisco wrote Hoover that his investigation of the Black Panther Party (BPP) revealed that in his city, at least, the Black nationalists were primarily feeding breakfast to children. Hoover fired back a memo implying the career ambitions of the agent were directly related to his supplying evidence to support Hoover’s view that the BPP was “a violence-prone organization seeking to overthrow the Government by revolutionary means”.

Hoover was willing to use false claims to attack his political enemies. In one memo he wrote: “Purpose of counterintelligence action is to disrupt the BPP and it is immaterial whether facts exist to substantiate the charge.”

In one particularly controversial 1965 incident, civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo was murdered by Ku Klux Klansmen who gave chase and fired shots into her car after noticing that her passenger was a young black man; one of the Klansmen was acknowledged FBI informant Gary Thomas Rowe. Afterward COINTELPRO spread false rumors that Liuzzo was a member of the Communist Party and abandoned her children to have sexual relationships with African Americans involved in the civil rights movement. FBI informant Rowe has also been implicated in some of the most violent crimes of the 1960s civil rights era, including attacks on the Freedom Riders and the 1963 Birmingham, Alabama 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. In another instance in San Diego the FBI financed, armed, and controlled an extreme right-wing group of former Minutemen, transforming it into a group called the Secret Army Organization which targeted groups, activists, and leaders involved in the anti-War Movement for both intimidation and violent acts.

Hoover ordered preemptive action….”to pinpoint potential troublemakers and neutralize them before they exercise their potential for violence.”

See the ORIGINAL

Here we go… This is an old strategy, used all over the world, to make a demonstration turn violent, and have an excuse to send in riot police and break it.

DON’T FALL FOR IT! INSULATE THE PROVOCATEURS!

See what happened in Rome, on #OCT15, with COP infiltrated in the demonstration and then read about the Strategy of Francesco Cossiga.

This MUST be taken with extreme seriousness, watching out for one another and being extremely careful about who is mixing in the crowd. Violence must be avoided at all costs.

We are NOT violent, let’s not allow some corrupted provocateurs to ruin everything!

It appeared protesters and gas mask-wearing police officers would clash again Saturday night on Oakland streets, four days after a violent police crackdown shoved the Occupy Oakland movement into the international spotlight, but, just as emotions peaked, organizers held up peace signs.

Marchers turned around, patted themselves on the back and returned to their adopted home, Frank H. Ogawa Plaza.

Saturday’s near-confrontation happened on another roller-coaster day for Occupy Oakland: Someone created and circulated a fake letter and website in the name of Jean Quan, the embattled mayor; protesters planned for a citywide work stoppage Wednesday; and an injured war veteran and protester changed hospitals.

night appeared set to spiral out of control shortly after 8 p.m. as an anti-police violence rally wrapped up and protesters picked up signs and headed toward Oakland Police Department headquarters.

Officers had not been seen all day, but lines of riot police wearing gas masks began flanking the marchers until Seventh and Clay streets, less than two blocks from police headquarters. Marchers stopped and began taunting the police, but just as emotions reached a fevered pitch, organizers announced: “Peace people to the front!” Numerous march organizers walked in between the police and protesters, faced the marchers and held up peace signs with both hands.

After a few minutes, the march retraced its steps and snaked its way back inthe direction of the tent city.

Sporadically, on the return to the plaza, protesters tagged anti-cop graffiti with spray paint and smashed parking meters despite organizers’ pleas, and as they returned to City Hall someone busted a window of the Oakland police recruitment center. Police appeared to escort the group from afar and did not intervene.

The rest of Saturday was not nearly as tense, but Quan’s difficult week continued as someone created a fake website and circulated a bogus letter on city letterhead with her forged signature, saying the mayor apologized for “ordering” last week’s “violent repression” of the first Occupy Oakland camp.

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Swat Teams and Riot Police put on gas masks and are now preparing for second round of clashes with Occupy Oakland which is unfolding now on the Livestream

Participants in the nationwide Occupy Wall Street movement in Oakland were beaten and abused less than 48 hours ago by the Oakland PD. The devastation including police grenading protestorswho were trying to help an unconscious injured marine with a fractured skull lying on the ground and bleeding profusely.

The tensions is now building up as police in Denver just hours ago beat, maced, peppered spraying  and fired rubber bullets at protestors. Occupy Denver is still facing an 11 PM eviction notice.

Now, on the west coast, thousands of protestors are squaring off with police on the Occupy Oakland livestream. Swat teams are reportedly on scene as the police put on gas masks and full riot gear as a second round of clashes now appears to be imminent.

At the time of this post, protestors were chanting: “Show me what a Police State looks like! This is what a Police State looks like!”