We're quickly moving in on school starting up again. I actually have less than 3 weeks until I go back. I start early as a grad student. I still don't know what my schedule will be like at that time. I find out in early August.
School starting means something else too. We're rapidly approaching the one year anniversary of Occupy. Or as I've seen several media outlets call it "The Dying Occupy Movement." Ha.
On to the news.
These first two are videos sent to me by Charles.
-- The CM (Corporate Media) likes to either blow things out of proportion or make big things look non-existent. In Anaheim, however, they seem to be getting it right for once. What's happening in Anaheim is a big deal, and it's spreading throughout the nation. This video is a call to protest the Anaheim police at the "happiest place on Earth," aka DisneyLand. Check it out and see what these protesters have planned.
-- The second video brought to us by Charles is rather long, but extremely important. Brought to you by Flex Your Rights, it's a forty minute, documentary-style film called 10 Rules for Dealing with Police. The video deals with racial profiling and heavy-handed police tactics, and is meant to show you what your rights are when you are stopped by the police. Be prepared!
-- The group of lawyers who documented and reported over a hundred instances of police misconduct towards Occupy is frustrated with the NYPD and the mayor. They've attempted to meet with both departments multiple times to discuss their findings, only to be told that "ongoing criminal and civil litigation" is the cause for refusals to meet. The group is calling for an outside review to the NYPD tactics used on Occupy. Both the NYPD and the mayor still insist that no misconduct occurred.
-- The ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Coalition's offices were ransacked recently due to their support of the people in Anaheim. Their computers, bullhorns, protest equipment, and files were stolen and destroyed. The Coalition has been receiving hateful, racist phone calls supporting the Anaheim Police. When they were featured in the media, they were attacked that night.
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