Sunday, January 29, 2012
Solidarity Sunday–Occupy across the country
by Larry Geller
The picture on this web page (and on others Google can find) looks like a war zone.
Yesterday, Occupy Oakland moved to convert a vacant building into a community center to provide education, medical, and housing services for the 99%. Police responded with tear gas, rubber bullets, beanbag rounds and mass arrests. The State has compounded its policy of callous indifference with a ruthless display of violent repression. The Occupy movement will respond, as we have always responded: with an overwhelming show of collective resistance. Today, we take to the streets. Across the country, we will demonstrate our resolve to overcome repression, and to continue to build a better world grounded in love and solidarity for one another.
[New York City General Assembly, Solidarity with Oakland, 1/29/2012]