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Chris Hedges has written an important article for the website Truthdig where he says:

Once the Occupy movement is painted as a flag-burning, rock-throwing, angry mob we are finished. If we become isolated we can be crushed. The arrests last weekend in Oakland of more than 400 protesters, some of whom had thrown rocks, carried homemade shields and rolled barricades, are an indication of the scale of escalating repression and a failure to remain a unified, nonviolent opposition. Police pumped tear gas, flash-bang grenades and "less lethal" rounds into the crowds. Once protesters were in jail they were denied crucial medications, kept in overcrowded cells and pushed around. A march in New York called in solidarity with the Oakland protesters saw a few demonstrators imitate the Black Bloc tactics in Oakland, including throwing bottles at police and dumping garbage on the street. They chanted "Fuck the police" and "Racist, sexist, anti-gay / NYPD go away."

Occupy Wall Street is a nonviolent movement and can only succeed if it remains so. This means taking a courageous stand for truth and transparency and the empowerment of working people and against tyranny and violence. Read more in the following link:




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