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A County's Worsening Vendetta Against Occupy' Eureka?Salem-News.com
This raid, striking before sunup, was meant to arrest all involved and confiscate everything...
(EUREKA, Calif.) - In this long night before the dawn of America's awakening, cops again raided the 'Occupy' Eureka encampment, arresting some 20 people and tearing apart their newest Action Encampment, rebuilt only 3 days ago before a crowd on Veterans Day in honoring Scott Olsen, Iraq vet, a victim of cop brutality in Oakland's Occupation. This had been a great collective effort in also establishing an outreach center and library as part of its ongoing demonstrations after the first camp had been destroyed days earlier.
This follows on the heels of yesterdays cop brutality of Hans Ashbaucher, but this morning many witnessed and also filmed police using metal batons in beating of protestors.
This is a strong reminder of Rodney King's treatment by Los Angeles Police in 1991 when a bystander videotaped much of the incident, officers repeatedly striking King with their batons, the footage aired worldwide causing public outrage that raised tensions between the black community and the LAPD after jury acquittals of officers sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
This raid, striking before sunup, was meant to arrest all involved and confiscate everything, obviously to avoid the newly created village being seen by Monday's work day traffic and the massive canvas depicting the Declaration Of Independence at the Courthouse entrance....framed for all to see. . . of that great rendering. . . of what freedom actually means;
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men,
deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,
and to institute new Government."
This reminder torn down again, buried again
Nothing of Eureka police intentions to 'eliminate' has diverted 'Occupy' Eureka's purposes of refocussing on the irreparable abuses our huge majority face in the hands of those disfunctional few governing... and their ages of almost insurmountable, yet publicly accepted critical degradation of human and environmental life.
November 17 'Occupy Eureka plans to march on Walmart and military recruiting centers locally, possibly starting before noon. It's hoped other Occupy sites across the nation will join us in this beginning move to boycott and expose the terrible vices of this giant chain store corporation. Treatment of those without homes and their immediate needs will continue to be part of 'Occupy's deepest concerns.
Those who believe reports of this encampment written by those who make assumptions without closer connections, it's best to be clear. 'Occupy' Eureka is a 'clinic' for the wounded and oppressed, and faces daily problem solving with people this system has deemed expendable and are determined to eliminate, as certain as they are this protest movement. It's also a high spirited sanctuary for those awake to peoples diminished chances of sustaining on earth and strongly speaking out against such unforgiving practices of this systems relentless use of force toward anyone choosing to deeply question its controlled and fatally flawed directions.
What does it take to live in a fish bowl, live publicly 24/7 with the merest of basic needs, facing constant attempts to destroy what little one possesses, while knowing ones work must succeed over any further compromises or ignoring whatsoever of these complex issues in crisis' which the majority of humans must embrace in demanding the changes it will take! Will you be known for what you do or by how you look? Will you be known by your passion and vigor for telling the truth, or how you say it?
Isn't it time we woke to the real substance of our dilemmas on earth and the willingness to get on the side of life?
Remembering Gandhi's walk to the sea in protesting the crowns taxing of salt, which lead to terrible government violences against the Indian people, aired for all the world to see in finally demonstrating the emptiness and disgrace of their so-called governors.
Source: News release from
Occupy Eureka and
Communities For Justice and Peace, Humboldt.Co.Ca.
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