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  •  Excellent article from The Guardian (11+ / 0-)

    (written by Karen McVeigh) re Occupy arrests

    NLG lawyers were in court on Thursday to argue for the release of 300 activists who remained in custody after Tuesday night's eviction. Pressure on government officials has already lowered the bail set for them from $5,000 bail to $2,000.

    Verheyden-Hilliard, who described their continued incarceration as an "an outrageous violation" said the LA example was further evidence that activists are being punished unjustly. She said: "The city is obliged to release people on these kind of misdemeanour charges without setting this kind of bail. The fact that they have kept them for so long is evidence that they are using criminal charges as a punitive measure against free speech activities."

    "Pleasing everyone is impossible; p*$$*#@ everyone off is easy"

    by marigold on Fri Dec 02, 2011 at 10:09:12 AM PST

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    •  KPFK has given excellent coverage (2+ / 0-)
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      evergreen2, elwior


        Program director Alan Minsky explained the children's camp yesterday totally demolishing the idiotic argument that 'there were children endangered' as the reason cited by 'the mayor'.

      And as usual, Ian Master's coverage in his 5 o'clock show is excellent.

      Online at KPFK Live

        The two resident children were now Occupying his house :>, all others were daily visitors, he said.

      ..squinting all the while in the glare of a culture that radiates ultraviolet consumerism and infrared celebrity...Russell Brand

      by KenBee on Fri Dec 02, 2011 at 11:09:43 AM PST

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    •  The Guardian's coverage of OWS (3+ / 0-)
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      elwior, evergreen2, chimene

      has been outstanding. From minute-by-minute written updates the day the NYPD raided Zuccotti Park, to "getting it" when it comes to the goals of the movement, they've put the American media coverage to shame.

      "When gratitude replaces judgment, peace spreads through your body, gentleness embraces your soul, wisdom fills your mind." - Neale Donald Walsch

      by Cinnamon on Fri Dec 02, 2011 at 12:15:55 PM PST

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