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  •  (white kids)* (1+ / 0-)
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    who did it - yuppies playing radical.  

    ..the smoker you drink, the player you get....

    by Diane Gee on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 04:19:09 PM PST

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    •  Not true (1+ / 0-)
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      Not true at all.

      In Oakland it was a mix of people.

      The people in the news were white. The people on the local news weren't as white.

      But they kept blaming on rich white people.

      If knowledge is power and power corrupts, does that mean that knowledge corrupts?

      by AoT on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 10:20:33 PM PST

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      •  Yes, true (0+ / 0-)

        ask Al Osorio, or any of the people from Decolonize Oakland.

        They were there at ground level.

        Just like, in the May Day march to close the port, they put forth a request for it to be the one non-violent march, so that undocumented workers would feel safe joining them, and could swell the ranks by thousands.

        They were told vehemently "No."  

        So all those stayed home, told by the white leadership that they wanted to "smash" the system and there would be violence.  

        ..the smoker you drink, the player you get....

        by Diane Gee on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 04:34:17 AM PST

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        •  The march to the port on May Day (1+ / 0-)
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          was nonviolent. There was a different march that windows got broken on.

          If knowledge is power and power corrupts, does that mean that knowledge corrupts?

          by AoT on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 10:58:32 AM PST

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          •  The point is? (0+ / 0-)

            They refused to get the permit and/or guarantee protection of the undocs.  (Yet they had no problem when NRML pulled permits)

            There was a lot of inherent racism there.

            ..the smoker you drink, the player you get....

            by Diane Gee on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 02:44:20 PM PST

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            •  You said the issue was violence (0+ / 0-)

              Not permits.

              If that's the standard then ever unpermitted march has a lot of inherent racism, including the unpermitted march the next year that was almost exclusively people of color.

              So all those stayed home, told by the white leadership that they wanted to "smash" the system and there would be violence.
              Who was this white "leadership". Because it sounds like people who weren't in charge of anything were scaring people off.

              If knowledge is power and power corrupts, does that mean that knowledge corrupts?

              by AoT on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 05:16:15 PM PST

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              •  The issue was more than one. (0+ / 0-)

                Racism, violence...both.

                But it certainly wasn't the poor kids from the hood fucking up their own neighborhood.  It was the yuppies, white kids trashing it.

                ..the smoker you drink, the player you get....

                by Diane Gee on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 06:13:29 PM PST

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                •  There was no violence at the port march (0+ / 0-)

                  And the idea that youth from Oakland never break windows is absurd. The whole white outsider narrative is just not reality, it's the media narrative not reality.

                  If knowledge is power and power corrupts, does that mean that knowledge corrupts?

                  by AoT on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 06:53:04 PM PST

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