Boston Reaction Solution

Boston Reaction SolutionReal-life Friend’s Status Update:

I’m NOT necessarily criticizing the police — since I don’t know what they know — and I honestly don’t know what level of response is proportionate to the threat being faced right now, but I have to be honest in saying that I can’t help but feel at least somewhat uncomfortable about the scenes coming out of Watertown. Door to door home searches. Forcing people to completely strip their clothes in the street, etc. What are your thoughts? Is it too soon to start hashing this out? Probably. But I have feelings right now and you probably do too. It’s OK for us to discuss, no?

Friend #1 of my Friend, leaves comment (after dozens of other comments):

The entire history of the FBI via COINTELPRO, etc. is waging war on their own people. It’s corrupt at the very top, and we should not be viewing them as saviours, and *definitely* should not be cheering on martial law. I have friends in Boston, and it’s a total police state right now. Meanwhile, we have no evidence shown that these guys are actually the bombers, and looking at the profile of the second guy and what people are saying about him, it seems pretty unlikely. Yet people believe whatever the fuck the media tells them. Naive.

Friend #2 of my Friend, leaves next comment:

No evidence to show? Thanks! I haven’t laughed like that in a while? R u bein sarcastic? With the No evidence bid? Lets pray ur just joshin around

My response to this network, and anyone else interested:

Thank you good friend! My heart goes out to victims and their microcosms everywhere, and to all of my friends in or from Massachusetts, and continue to condemn violence everywhere. <3

I apologize for the length and intensity of the following window to my mind, but wish to share the best of my current understanding. I find the following aspects of this case much more relevant and important than questions of such suspects being enemy combatants or criminals? In my humble logic, we should not treat any citizen as an enemy combatant unless we have declared some kind of civil war. The label of Enemy Combatants is another tool of violence just like the newest unnecessary weapons used by governments and citizens alike. With so many such tools at their disposal, I believe the reaction to these kinds of events must begin to focus much more on better root solutions.

The very framing of your comment show’s how unfortunately painful, awkward, and fear-based our collective situation is. I don’t think it’s just a scary level of clampdown. It’s so scary that you were nervous to even ask the question. Too soon? It’s probably much more constructive and productive to respectfully discuss tragic events as they are happening (to the degree we have credible info). If we wait too long, the government’s escalatory reactions can’t be minimized in real time by our people power.

Your initial framing was more in terms of police actions, but they are generally only following orders (and hOpefully often NOT -~ OathKeepers.org), so I do not see your questions or opinions as too critical of police in general. Police orders over the past dozen years are increasingly militarized (also due to the overlapping $1 trillion+, three decade War On Drugs), centralized, and standardized more seemingly by the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Department of Homeland Security side of map. The majority of these organizations are also mostly filled with culturonormatively well-intentioned people, also mostly compartmentalized, following orders and standard procedures…similar to police and military hierarchies. Information sharing tools like Fusion Centers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fusion_centers) have also been greatly expanded over the past ten years aiding centralized systems.

The Martial Law (literally, http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/04/19/metropolitan-boston-awakens-under-siege-police-launch-manhunt-for-marathon-bomber/AcObNkQ5NOJC4Acv2azyZJ/story.html) initiation orders presumably also come from closer to the top, so most any cops and agents on the ground likely have limited SOP choices once an “Emergency” has been declared. These standards are likely to err on the side of more hostile since this is a ‘war on terror’, as the puppets dub it, albeit without any clear or Congressionally/Constitutionally pronounced boundaries.

But the terrorizing enemy is still largely smoke in mirrors. Unfortunately, there are horrific events that get publicized 24/7 for weeks, and others that are just one side-note. Not just the terror our government directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally finances abroad, but at home too. Both the instigating media-pimped violence and ignored violence can get very bizarre a scratch or two below the surface.

Unfortunately, Friend #1’s above comment doesn’t seem too off the mark to me in this case, and many events we’ve lived through. Hello Friend #2 and some weird network of networks. It’s impossible to both succinctly sum up and document the entire history of COINTELPRO, but here’s a few starting sources listings Wikipedia, Mother Jones, The New York Times, and The Corbett Report. There’s also the European recent history of Operation Gladio, state-sponsored but covert domestic campaigns of false flag terror. Starter documentation: Wikipedia and The Corbett Report.

Sorry for the depressing but hopefully informative info bomb. Take Everything Everywhere with moderate salt, as we might have decades until state secrets expire. I’m not saying every terrorist event is a tool of some FBI informant or some agent/tool used and sacrificed, but it should pretty much Always be assumed at least one realistic possibility. Without intent to offend anyone, it honestly makes me nervous how many people find these historically likely realities to be laughable.

For a change, the mainstream media must publicly admit my kind of dissent exists and is apparently doing so a bit more for this case than in the past…though surely still blanket labeling as ‘conspiracy theories’. But two confused young extremists planning, then acting to blow up and shoot people would be a conspiracy, and is therefore simply the ‘official conspiracy theory’ until enough hard evidence can really prove any side. And if ‘our’ government cannot produce such hypothetical solid evidence due to national security (eg. 9/11 investigations), and yet we are subject to the new emergency laws resulting from the post-panic of such horror (eg. USA Patriot Act), then our form of representative government has the furthest thing from an informed and empowered populace (eg. stripped of most rights on as-needed basis). Remember, the Associated Press told us there was a video of them dropping a bag, but it nor any other real evidence has been shared [yet].

I have not yet delved into all the contradictions and inconsistencies of this most recent tragedy. But here are the most interesting little red flags I’ve already easily found which better overlap with the current alternative narratives than the mainstream. There were drills in progress parallel to the real events, as runner Alaistar Stevenson said, “At the starting line this morning, they had bomb sniffing dogs and the bomb squad out there. … They kept announcing to runners not to be alarmed, that they were running a training exercise.” The FBI says/admits they questioned the suspects in 2011. Also, the suspects’ mother seems quite informed of our country’s history outlined above and is already either crying wolf, whistle-blowing, or misinforming for some even more convoluted conspiracy. She claims her sons were setup by the FBI:

That would make the alternative narrative something closer to: impressionable young ~immigrant radicals coaxed by FBI to do something horrific whether it got a bit out of hand or not. Pure side-conjecture: perhaps the kids realized they were being used and felt an instinctive and/or culturally conditioned need to fight back against the small army hunting them. Then the local and national governments briefly and experimentally implementing martial law on a US city.

Should the alternative narrative be closer to reality than whatever current narratives are being woven for the world propaganda cycles, then interpreting this entire situation changes dramatically. Does this police state experiment, false flag initiated or not, also set a precedent? Do we the people find this acceptable? I most certainly do not. I also do not fully know how to stop them, but perhaps bombarding public offices with phone calls of protest from our homes would be a worthy first step (if those tools are shut down during a declared ‘emergency’).

Our government and it’s overlapping corporate-interest conglomerate MSM happily feed us so many harmful lies with short and long-term consequences from day to day. Why should we believe them any more during a time of crisis? Without adequate open source information from the public, they just pass us statements from the state and it’s protected mutual corporate interests.

So during the panic of a Problem, a true life-or-death crisis, we must strive to at least partially stay calm enough to think and act soundly during our Reaction. Otherwise, the Solution desired from the initial aggressor is likely to play out as they have plan…as we have not personally planned for such a scenario.

‘Our’ Reaction within mainstream narrative: Martial Law terrorizes major city, adding to initial fear of ~radical ~religious ~groups or ~lone~wolf-style terror. ‘Terrorists’ won, with ‘terrorists’ meaning mostly radical religious ‘enemy’ of the year/century.

‘Our’ Reaction from ~currently ~likely alternative analysis: Martial Law experiment on major city successfully practices control and imposes fear, following state-sponsored covert poor sap partial-victim/patsy terror. ‘Terrorists’ won, with ‘terrorists’ here meaning covert and rogue government operatives and their military-industrial friends and interests, (and at least some of their assets win).

Time will provide more hints as to the closer reality. Either way, I think it’s a really dangerous precedent, should almost be a warning to all residents, and should be protested. Unless strongly discouraged, the complex will keep pumping out headlines like, “Thank you, Big Brother: Do cities need more surveillance?”, http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130420/thank-you-big-brother-do-cities-need-more-survei.

Terror ‘real’ or ‘manipulated’, this populace programming helps mentally prepare and train the wider populace for the — I truly hope not eventual — nation-wide version of such emergency law. Without protesting a police state, do we not passively consent? If something much larger happens (which the MSM constantly fear-mongers about), what stops Obama or any future President from running a larger experiment before we even have access to any of the information of the hypothetical situation. Such performances akin to real-life Orson Welles’ The War of the Worlds are possible, ‘entitling’ yet another advancement in Orwell’s real-life Eastasia, foreign or domestic.

I know it is somewhat different with the apparent IEDs in this Boston incident, but I was still living just outside of Washington DC during the ‘Beltway sniper attacks’ of 2002 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beltway_sniper_attacks . Some of those took place where I used to bike around as a kid, and one just three blocks from my house where my parents still live. Martial law was not implemented as far as I know, so it’s an interesting comparison for me to think about. Now ten years more radical, perhaps I should do some research on those events some time.

Please keep this in mind too, beautiful brothers and sisters. Without considering any alternative narratives during times of public/violence crisis, it is impossible to test each theory against new information as it develops. It is more accurate to compare all the most credible facts to as many credible possible narratives as possible. This is much easier to do by always considering all possibilities and methodically checking what adds up most rationally. I like to check the most credible alternative news sources, at first ignore their content only reading their sources, come to my own initial conclusion, then consider hearing out their take on the whole narrative. My favorite, well documented alternative sources are PeaceRevolution.org and CorbettReport.com .

To get some positive light in the rabbit holes, enter one more overlap with recent events: Big Pharma’s mood-altering medication and shootings. 30 years of mass shootings data collected by Mother Jones (http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/12/mass-shootings-mother-jones-full-data) shows only 15 of 62 terrorists/victims showed no prior signs of mental health and many are confirmed to be on medications. It also shows only one was a female. Not only do distressed mental states seem instrumental in self-made terrorists, but makes tools or patsies that much more impressionable and pliable. So I find this related topic pretty applicable to both mainstream and alternative narratives.

MY PREFERRED SOLUTIONS…a heavy, depressing rant this long deserves my preferred light directions.

‘Terrorism’ will not end alone by controlling various scales of various weapons or tools in the hands of citizens or police. Most terrorism is directly or indirectly state-sponsored. Martial Law is not a reasonable solution, and like the strategy of counterinsurgency, only creates blow-back and escalates violence. Our military occupies countries and, by definition, must impose some level of martial law there, surely creating inspired radicals there. Does anyone know how pissed informed anarchists in Boston are right now?

Real Solutions Options: Stop terrorizing, invading, conquering, and occupying sovereign nations. It creates more terrorists, is violent, and is wrong. To me, this minimally means pulling all troops out of all countries and de-militarizing the military (and police) only capable of preventing invasion on are soil (if that is a possible compromise). I think this would help reduce the overall gun size and count in the country with less theoretical need to protect one’s self and family from a government gone tyrannical (how many/most right-wing extremists and myself largely interpret the 2nd amendment). I am not sure all the votes in the world will be able to accomplish those solutions. So disbanding the state and peacefully asserting ourselves as sovereign citizens free to create and self-manage our communities and lives might also more purely accomplish this solution. Either way, we must remedy the injustices which create terror.

‘Freak Mass Violence’ will not end by different scales of different weapons or police tools. I imagine the rare mind on a murderous rampage with the most primitive of instincts and adrenaline functioning can usually find methods for violence and the weapons available (eg. massive cars are everywhere). The stupid weapons are controlled by the current legal state of some weird type of arms race, and I do support deescalating such races. But it would not affect the root issues, and is not worth the painful political capital required for any of these kinds of moves…for some reason. The most tragic acts of violence in our country are usually caused by people with mental health issues, often on psychotropic medications.

Real Solutions Options: Doctors and patients can stop taking medications known to be dangerous (unlike cannabis and other natural plants), not to mention passing them through to our water supply, and can urge votes against government giveaways to Big Pharma. Healthier diets of non-processed foods would also likely create a much more mentally healthy population. Encouraging, and positively reinforcing masculine identities with less associated violence might also help in the longer run.

Solutions ideally applied within mainstream narrative: Citizens have less terror and fear, less need for weapons to ‘protect against government’, ‘terrorists’ have less need to terrorize as our government would do not terrorize and occupy their homeland. Win, win.

Solutions ideally applied within alternative narratives: Citizens have less terror and fear, the few true terrorists out there are less inspired, the military is hopefully largely de-funded and dis-empowered, the minimal defensive violent forces left do not follow unconstitutional orders, money goes back to people or actually constructive projects. Win, win.

This is a bias, over-simplified, game theory style analysis, and it is way too soon for any concrete-seeming degrees of certainty on any aspect of this Boston Marathon. But hopefully this line of reasoning and example aids in how I strive to approach what reactions and solutions are most appropriate to our problems. I think to best achieve the goals of avoiding these tragic events, such strategies would have a deescalating effect and have far more net positive impact that any of the proposed solutions about to be sold over the mainstream airwaves with current winds.

He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither. The military-industrial complex (with allies and states) is the direct or indirect cause of almost all cycles of terror. Terror cannot end unless the whole military-industrial complex ends. Period.

I Love You All <3 !

UC Davis Occupies Nov 28 Regents Meeting

9am, Nov 28, 2011 – Day 12 of Occupy UC Davis

Ten  Days  After Lt. John Pike Pepper  Sprayed Peaceful Protesters

UC Regents Meeting, Public Comment / Open Forum

During the start of the University of California regents teleconference meeting, over an hour and a half was provided for public comments at all four locations: UC Davis, UCLA, UC Merced, and UC San Francisco-Mission Bay. While this video includes some voices from each campus, it does include all of the speakers from Davis. Attendance included Chancellor Linda Katehi, provost and executive vice chancellor Ralph J. Hexter, student regents Alfredo Mireles and Jonathan Stein, and California State Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez.

Stream on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzqucSRnmPE
Download High Quality Video: http://WikiWorldOrder.org/video/Occupy/WWO-OccUCD-Nov28-Day12-UC-Regents-Public-Comments.divx

UC Regents Meeting Taken Over As Peoples’ Regents Meeting

Once the financial committee began their meeting, public comments were no longer sought out. Occupiers at each of the four locations (UC Davis, UCLA, UC Merced, and UC San Francisco-Mission Bay) took turns mic checking, and declared “peoples‘ regents meetings” in place of the hierarchical meeting which had proceeded. After a bit of time, the official regents meeting moved behind closed doors as occupiers continued to hold general assemblies.

Stream on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqTq6BZA848
Download High Quality Video: http://WikiWorldOrder.org/video/Occupy/WWO-OccUCD-Nov28-Day12-Peoples-Regents-Meeting.divx

Interesting Pepper Spray Info: CA PENAL CODE SECTION 12403.7

( ~Side Note ) leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=pen&group=12001-13000&file=12401-12404

California PENAL CODE SECTION 12403.7 - Notwithstanding any other law, any person may purchase, possess, or use tear gas and tear gas weapons for the projection or release of tear gas if the tear gas and tear gas weapons are used solely for self-defense purposes, subject to the following requirements:
   (a) ...
   (g) Any person who uses tear gas or tear gas weapons except in self-defense is guilty of a public offense and is punishable by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 for 16 months, or two or three years or in a county jail not to exceed one
year or by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both the fine and imprisonment, except that, if the use is against a peace officer, as defined in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 830) of Title 3 of Part 2, engaged in the performance of his or her
official duties and the person committing the offense knows or reasonably should know that the victim is a peace officer, the offense is punishable by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 for 16 months or two or three years or by a fine of one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both the fine and imprisonment.

And One More WWO Contribution To The Meme

Alex Gray Pepper Sprayed by Lt. John Pike at Occupy UC Davis

Alex Gray Pepper Sprayed by Lt. John Pike at Occupy UC Davis

You should be here too. JOIN US! UC Davis Quad, every day.

http://OccupyUCDavis.org
@OccupyUCDavis
http://facebook.com/pages/Occupy-UC-Davis/262907633759444

Occupy UC Davis Nov 22 Linda Katehi Town Hall

Nov 22, 5pm – Day 6 of Occupy UC Davis

Almost all raw, uncut footage captured from Town Hall organized by Chancellor Linda Katehi in response to pepper spraying of peaceful protesters by Lt. John Pike on Nov 18 (and following protests). The event was held in Freeborn Hall, a primary auditorium next to the student union. Katehi shared the stage with

  • Fred Wood, vice chancellor of Student Affairs
  • Lt. Matt Carmichael, UC Davis Interim Police Chief
  • Ralph J. Hexter, provost and executive vice chancellor
  • and later joined by John Meyer, vice chancellor for Administrative and Resource Management

Stream on YouTube: http://youtube.com/watch?v=InlJZub1mOg
Download High Quality Video: http://WikiWorldOrder.org/video/Occupy/WWO-OccUCD-Nov22-Day6-Katehi-Town-Hall.divx

You should be here too. JOIN US! UC Davis Quad, every day.

http://OccupyUCDavis.org
@OccupyUCDavis
http://facebook.com/pages/Occupy-UC-Davis/262907633759444

Occupy UC Davis Nov 21 Rally & General Assembly: In Response To John Pike Pepper Spray

Stream on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gubu_PNsw5s
Download High Quality Video: http://WikiWorldOrder.org/video/Occupy/WWO-OccUCD-Nov21-Day5-Rally-GA.divx

Nov 21, noon – Highlighted speakers and moments from the huge Occupy UC Davis rally and general assembly in response to pepper spraying of peaceful protesters by Lt. John Pike on Nov 18. A resolution was passed with 1,729 votes recorded to have a general strike on Nov 28 in hopes of blocking the UC regents meeting on campus that day.

Occupy University of California, Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi. In the long run, she only pepper sprayed herself.

Occupy University of California, Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi. In the long run, she only pepper sprayed herself.

You should be here. JOIN US! UC Davis Quad, every day.

http://OccupyUCDavis.org
@OccupyUCDavis
facebook.com/pages/Occupy-UC-Davis/262907633759444

Occupy Sacramento Addresses City Council

Some Of The First Occupiers To Address A Governing Body

On October 11th, at 6pm, Occupy Sacramento officially made it’s presence known to the City Council during its regularly scheduled meeting. First rallying outside, occupation supporters flooded the meeting, and many gave testimony to share their perspectives on the record. But even after opening this dialogue with our elected officials, we continue to be arrested for staying in the park after the extended hours (11pm on weekdays, midnight on weekends).

While our occupation continued to grow, organize, and evolve over the next week, Occupy Sacramento continues to have the extra daily tasks of setting up and breaking down our entire infrastructure, and taking turns spending nights in the jail three blocks away from Cesar Chavez Park. Activist hero Cindy Sheehan, of nearby Vacaville, has also joined Occupy Sacramento and was arrested alongside fellow occupiers last Saturday night (Oct 15-16, night 10).

Occupier Testimonies:

You can watch entire city council meetings, as published by the city, via their web site:

http://sacramento.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=22

October 18th, 6pm: With around 250 Occupy Sacramento participants present for the meeting, 40 citizen speakers shared their perspective with the Sacramento City Council. Here are just a few minutes worth of highlights:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA2mgDoyk7I
Download High Quality Video: http://WikiWorldOrder.org/video/Occupy/WWO-OccSac-Oct18-Day13-Part1-Short.divx

And in the spirit of our new experiments in direct democracy, here are highlights from every single occupier who gave testimony on the 18th:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgpxfhA3RBo
Download High Quality Video: http://WikiWorldOrder.org/video/Occupy/WWO-OccSac-Oct18-Day13-Part1-Long.divx

Responses By Elected Officials:

Here is the uncut, unsatisfactory response given by our elected representatives. These representatives may face tough re-elections should they continue on the wrong side of history, and continue to arrest us during our nonviolent assemblies in OUR public park.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdTv2MrNjh0
Download High Quality Video: http://WikiWorldOrder.org/video/Occupy/WWO-OccSac-Oct18-Day13-Part2.divx

Oct 18th Arrests After Second City Council Meeting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe20BFavH5o
Download High Quality Video: http://WikiWorldOrder.org/video/Occupy/WWO-OccSac-Oct18-Night13.divx

On October 18th, Occupy Sacramento spent it’s second Tuesday night in another very disappointing Sacramento City Council meeting. During this meeting dozens of occupiers thoughtfully presented our shared positions, but this seemed to fall on largely deaf ears. Mayor Kevin Johnson did offer to expand our level of discussion, and possibly work with us on a resolution he could take to Washington DC in November.

Representatives Steve Cohn and Angelique Ashby came closest to supporting us, maybe leaning towards a compromise allowing us to keep only our primary infrastructure tents and key volunteers overnight. While this pledge for enhanced collaboration could be positive, no one on the council defended our right to fully occupy Cesar Chavez Park and camp there 24/7. Citizens who remain at the park past its hours will continue to be arrested for being at a place of riot.

This limit and persecution on our right to assembly during this time of potential revolution is completely unacceptable…so we the people will continue to be peacefully arrested in OUR park.

In our current corporatocracy, you too, are likely part of the 99%. Please join us in this experiment in 21st century democracy!

Corbett Report Interview 393 – Morgan Lesko

My alternative media hero, James Corbett, interviews me!..

Corbett Report: “Morgan Lesko of WikiWorldOrder joins us to discuss his attendance at Occupy Sacramento and the significance of the greater Occupy movement.”

http://www.corbettreport.com/interview-393-morgan-lesko/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXU7xYSDrpM

Download High Quality Video: http://WikiWorldOrder.org/video/Occupy/Corbett_Interview_393-Morgan_Lesko.divx

Occupy Sacramento, Days 2-5: Participating In The First Weekend And My Arrest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzKJBkMMgNk
Download High Quality Video: http://WikiWorldOrder.org/video/Occupy/WWO-OccSac-Oct7-10-Days2-5.mp4

On October 3rd, when I first heard about the plans to Occupy Sacramento, I had also been thinking about going from Davis to San Francisco to participate in the Occupy The FED to focus on ending (or nationalizing) the privately-owned Federal Reserve. I knew I wanted to participate heavily in one of these two local occupations, and decided to go with Sacramento so I could spend more time there and simultaneously focus on local and other issues.

The first day, Thursday, October 6th, I mostly just participated in marches, enjoyed the self-chosen speakers, had some individual discussions, and did my best to record the event as a citizen journalist. But this weekend, I took less video footage and got more involved.

I didn’t get to Cesar Chavez Park until around 7pm after I finishing my day’s work, but it sounds like it was another great day, with a bit less attendence than Thursday. Our standard formula continued, with regular general assemblies to decide the nature of our occupation, open forums where anyone can share their views over a bullhorn, workshops, and periodic mid-town marches.

Friday night, when the park closed at midnight, many people began to occupy the public park after hours but most left after the first warning to disperse. This left one brave soul, Patrick Riordan, to hold down the occupation for the night. He was arrested alone that night, and although he is fine, he faced a rougher night in jail than any of the rest of us have had. Thank you so much Patrick, we love you!

On Saturday morning, I asked one of our amazing Resource coordinators, Laura, how I could help. And so I began the creation of an official information booth for Occupy Sacramento, so the Media team could focus their energy on all their publication and online presence. This was a great deal of fun and aside from the general information and daily schedules we post there to inform attendees, we had a tarp — and now a real table — for informative materials free for the taking.

About half of the table is dedicated to more “official” materials generated by the group like the Occupy Sacramento Newsletter, flyers, and the first official statement from Occupy Wall Street. The other half of the table is reserved for ANYONE to leave ANY materials they wish to share. I like to call it, “Need some info? Take some info. Have some info? Leave some info.” And¬†given our big tent of 99%, you can find anything from Tea Party magazines, to socialist flyers.

Throughout the day, Occupy Sacramento continued to hold general assemblies, open forums, workshops, art and music sessions, and marches. At midnight, around 30 of us sat down just inside one corner of Cesar Chavez park to remain after it closed. We performed this civil disobedience in defense of our rights to freely assemble in this public park and freely speek with one another. After some private discussion and planning by the handful of Sacramento police officers already on the scene, a couple dozen police vehicles all rolled in together. Soon after arriving, the lead officer on the scene ordered us to disperse, and the occupiers who did not want to risk arrest crossed the invisible line of the park’s borders to join the rest of our observers on the sidewalk.

This left 14 citizens sitting with signs and most of our hands clearly visible, continuing to chant things including “Police are the 99%.” After one or two more warnings by the police for us to disperse, a few dozen police officers surrounded the sit-in. They wore helmets and held clubs and at least one pepper spray paintball gun which I remember seeing. But my 13 brothers and sisters and I all successfully remained completely non-violent and our respect to the police was once again reciprocated. None of us were harmed during our arrests and the hardest part tended to just be the discomfort, fatigue, and bordem of sitting in jail all night.
{* Videos of LIVE video stream during Saturday night’s arrests: ¬†*}

Arrest document with charges, and police Polaroid taken during initial processing

Although some of us were released from jail earlier, I was released around noon the next day after almost 12 hours in police custody, but safe and sound. I was charged with two misdemeanors:

  • PC 409 – Remaining at place of riot post order to [disperse]
  • SCC 12.72.090 – Loitering in parks during certain hours

The media team and citizen journalists who are actively participating in this citizen occupation have been doing an amazing job of getting the words, images, and videos out to all of our brothers and sisters across the world online. As far as local mainstream media goes, Natalie Sentz of Sacramento’s local ABC, channel 10, has been doing a relatively great job of reporting on Occupy Sacramento:

And Derek Shore of CBS Sacramento, channel 13, has also been doing a better job than most (including an interview of me):

On Sunday and Monday nights, all occupiers staying past the park’s curfew voluntarily removed themselves from the park upon the first order to disperse by the police, then marched around the perimeter of the park for a while. My understanding of this action is that after making our point very clearly the past three nights, we wanted to help save city resources while still making our continued presence known. With each day that passes, our general assemblies and open discussions are making Occupy Sacramento more organized, connected, and ever closer to concrete lists of grievances and demands.

As the Occupy Together movement continues to extend and expand the principles and actions of Occupy Wall Street, we grow ever closer to reclaiming our world. Just in case these really are the beginning seeds of a true American revolution, the rest of the 99% needs to join us and help direct it in the ways we can all agree upon. Let us communicate and collaboratively organize in discussions where our elected representatives fail. This is as much about education as anything else, as we continue to learn and teach one another through open forums and unlimited face-to-face human interaction.

This is the most exciting time to be alive in centuries, so please stay off the couch and join us. Let’s keep it peaceful, positive, equal, and open-minded to create something remarkable during this once in a lifetime opportunity.¬†I love you all!¬†We are the 99%!

Credits:

Raw footage from arrest nights largely taken by Occupy Sacramento Media team Ustream account “dummey”
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/dummey

Occupy Sacramento Day 1 Videos: Marches, Signs, Voices, and even Arrests by Polite Police

Yesterday I participated and documented the first day of Occupy Sacramento and had a blast. Last night I compiled two videos from the first day…

Occupy Sacramento Day 1 Video Mixtape: Marches, Signs and Voices

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4_QZxk37Hs
Download High Quality Video: http://WikiWorldOrder.org/video/Occupy/WWO-OccSac-Oct6-Day1.divx
Day 1 of Occupy Sacramento, starting around 10am on October 6th, 2011. Compilation of video taken throughout the first day of the Sacramento iteration of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Occupy Sacramento Night 1 UStream Clips: Demonstrations & Arrests by Polite Police

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5NwNdbSGO8
Download High Quality Video: http://WikiWorldOrder.org/video/Occupy/WWO-OccSac-Oct6-Night1.divx

Night 1 of Occupy Sacramento, just after midnight in the first hour of October 7th. Compilation of remarkably LIVE UStream Clips captured from home while editing footage from the first day of Occupy Sacramento.

I had to get some work done today, and couldn’t be in jail last night. But I will be camping there this weekend and will likely spend a night or two in jail, it’s a relatively excellent group of people out there. We have been treating the police with respect and 20 of my new friends, who were arrested last night (now already out), were treated with respect in return.

I’m not very worried, but wish me luck, and let me know if there are any messages you want me to share or highlight. Much love!

Occupy Everything.