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Mike Flugennock: Political Cartoons » Archive » Nonviolence…?

Mike Flugennock: Political Cartoons » Archive » Nonviolence…? | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

After a decade of observing police thuggery against protests in Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York City along with the recent police attacks on unarmed protesters at Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Oakland, and comparing it against similar scenes I witnessed in video from Athens, Bahrain and Cairo, I can’t help but conclude that Nonviolence™ is an ideological luxury affordable only to the cushy-living white middle-class activists of the United States.

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#OWS Shuts Down Oakland, California

#OWS Shuts Down Oakland, California | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The first call for a General Strike in the Occupy Everything movement has apparently resulted in … a General Strike, in Oakland.
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Inside the Shocking Police Crackdown on Occupy Oakland: Tear Gas Used, 85 Arrested

Inside the Shocking Police Crackdown on Occupy Oakland: Tear Gas Used, 85 Arrested | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
An eyewitness account of the protesters' eviction from Frank Ogawa Plaza.
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Dozens of arrests at Occupy Oakland - San Jose Mercury News

Dozens of arrests at Occupy Oakland - San Jose Mercury News | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
OAKLAND -- As many as 40 people were arrested in downtown Oakland early Thursday after what was mostly a peaceful day during the general strike Wednesday turned heated.
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Michael Moore: OWS is ‘beyond’ party politics, election of candidates | The Raw Story

Michael Moore: OWS is ‘beyond’ party politics, election of candidates | The Raw Story | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Moore believes that traditional channels for affecting change in this country have been tried and have failed. “This movement is so beyond, ‘Hey let’s get this candidate elected.’ Those days are over… we’ve all participated… What did we get? Where are we? We’re in the worst shape we have been in this country that I have seen in my lifetime.”

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