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Occupy Chicago (@OccupyChicago) on Twitter = http://twitter.com/occupychicago

OCCUPY Takes over Montrose Avenue, Protests at Emmanuel's home, rallies for jailed...

3 protesters charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism:
Three NATO Summit protesters have been arrested and charged with possession of an explosive device and conspiracy to commit terrorism, police said.
Sources said the protesters were suspected of building Molotov cocktails — bottles filled with flammable liquid that are used as firebombs.

Nato protesters arrested in Chicago raid held on terrorism conspiracy charges:
Lawyer says men are 'in shock' over allegations they tried to make a Molotov cocktail ahead of Nato summit protests - Three Nato protesters, arrested in a late night raid on Wednesday, have been charged on terrorism-related offences.
Police claim the charges of conspiracy to commit terrorism, providing material support for terrorism and possession of an explosive or incendiary device, are the result of a month-long investigation into a group they believe was making Molotov cocktails. They had already been pulled over by police last week and asked about their protest plans in a stop they posted on YouTube.
Attorneys representing the men say the charges are fabricated and aimed at intimidating activists. "We cannot say enough that we believe that these charges are absolutely … very trumped up charges," said Sarah Gelsomino of the Peoples Law Office. "Clearly in an attempt to continue this intimidation campaign on activists. Charging these people who are here to peacefully protest against Nato for terrorism, when in reality the police have been terrorising activists in Chicago, is absolutely outrageous.

Mystery over Bridgeport arrests: Molotov cocktails or brewing equipment?
As the NATO summit approached, Chicago police Friday continued to hold several people suspected of making Molotov cocktails but would say nothing about the arrests, adding to a growing mystery over the nature of the investigation. Police earlier Fri ... (Chicago Tribune)



10,000 March at Frankfurt Occupy Protest Rally:
May 19, 7:38 AM EDT 10,000 march at Frankfurt Occupy protest rally BERLIN (AP) -- German police say some 10,000 activists are participating in a major rally of the local Occupy movement in Frankfurt. Police spokesman Ruediger Regis said Saturday m ... (Associated Press)

30,000 off-duty police officers march through central London in protest at cuts FIRINGS:
[May 19]: Cuts to the police budget outlined in the government's spending review will mean 10,190 fewer police officers in England and Wales within two years, according to research by the Labour party released in 2011. The figure was based on the government's spending review, which has set police budget cuts at 20 per cent by 2014-15.

Chicago protesters break away from nurses' rally
[May 18]: Hundreds of protesters broke away from a large rally and began marching through Chicago streets Friday, taunting police and shouting about everything from bank bailouts to nuclear power - a prelude ... (AP-Excite)

Busloads of Occupy Protesters Head to Chicago:
[May 18] - More protesters, mostly from the Occupy movement, are making their way to Chicago. Groups from New York City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Portland boarded buses Wednesday morning and settled in for the long haul. The groups streamed their trips online along the way, spreading the word about the Occupy movement and their Chicago plans. On a bus from L.A., riders described Occupy as "a new kind of lifestyle" and speculated close to 900 supporters ultimately would converge.

Occupy protesters plan to march without permits, target Boeing at NATO summit:
[May 14]: Chicago Tribune - Occupy Chicago will join with fellow demonstrators in the large formal marches planned for next weekend's NATO summit but also plan their own protests, including one aimed at Boeing Co., organizers say. Occupy joined with other protest leaders to outline 10 days of "direct action," starting with free bus rides from other cities, participation in a series of rallies and protest, culminating in a march downtown by thousands of locals and visitors that Sunday, May 20.

VIDEO: Bank Of America Protests Begin At Shareholder Meeting:
[May 9]: Huffington Post - Activists from Occupy Wall Street, the environmental movement and labor unions, along with victims of home foreclosures, have begun massive demonstrations at Bank of America's shareholder meeting in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday morning.



Washington Targets OWS:
[May 8]: Activist Post - Last October, Obama told ABC News: The most important thing we can do right now is those of us in leadership letting people know that we understand their struggles and we are on their side, and that we want to set up a system in which hard work, responsibility, doing what you’re supposed to do, is rewarded.... At the same time, FBI, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Secret Service agents were working cooperatively with local authorities to infiltrate, disrupt, subvert, and destroy the movement in cities nationwide.

Did the White House Direct the Police Crackdown on Occupy?:
"Documents Show How White House and Democrats Worked to Protect the Banks Against Protests"...

Minnesota Police Under Fire For Testing Drugs On Occupy Protesters:
[May 14]: It’s the CIA’s famed MK Ultra mind control drug program all over again, but this time the drug experiments are being conducted on teenage volunteers who are dropped off at the local Occupy protest after being drugged up by the cops.

VIDEO: NYPD White Shirt Strikes Protestor In Throat With Baton For NO REASON
[May 9]: Alexander Higgins - This CNN iReport shows an NYPD white shirt striking an Occupy Wall Street Protestor in the throat with his baton for no reason then arresting two random protestors for no reason.

NYPD loses face and first Occupy Wall Street trial:
This case could have been a slam dunk for the NYPD, had it not been for one thing: the video showing police claims of disorderly conduct during an OWS protest to be completely untrue. Hundreds have been arrested during the Occupy Wall Street protests, but photographer Alexander Arbuckle’s case was the first to go to trial – and after just two days, the Manhattan Criminal Court found him not guilty.


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Here's another one:

http://www.alternet.org/story/155495/why_is_the_fbi_manufacturing_reasons_to_arrest_occupy_protesters_while_ignoring_white_supremacist_violence_/

Uh, so why IS the FBI manufacturing reasons to arrest Occupy protesters while ignoring white supremacist violence?

Re: Here's another one:

You know - that's an interesting question. I think certain elements of the gov't &/or "shadow gov't" really want a lot of black-vs-white antagonism - if not a race war - to distract and control the declining middle class. And they put a lot of resources into this. So they like to leave alone racists, etc.

I do believe that other elements, such as Obama, really don't want this, but are not sufficiently influential. I may be wrong about Obama, but this is what I'm going with.

But there is another side, and that is that there really is a crack-down on "activists" on the "far-right," such as "sovereigns", people who promote raw milk, etc., who basically interfere with, or question, expansive megacorps interests. If not depicted as terrorists, they are targetted by reference to a climate and laws of anti-terrorism, originally "intended" for the, "Muslem brand." And this all is manipulated w/ help of propaganda and the help of a lot of naive liberals who see only racists on the right, and such. You can see how this can end up playing into the black-vs-white strategy as well - but it is mostly a tool of installing fear into those on the right who would oppose corporations like Monsanto or Big Pharm, as well as of the government.

So - a duplicitous strategy is being played - full of dissonance and contradiction. I must say that this is ultimately because, like so many other dinosaur corporations or institutions or ideologies, what they really want to be is A MONEY SINK, to promote the power of those who are in charge. They want more toys, they want more control, etc., and unregulated capitalism is NATURALLY underwriting it all.

Thanks for the link! I hope you are well, and settled back in after Portland.
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