You want Occupy nationally to denounce people within Occupy Oakland who you describe as the ones advocating violence. In short, unable to break our movement in the streets and ports, you now want us split, divided and turning against ourselves.
You who sent the police who shot anti-war Iraq veteran Scott Olsen in the face with a tear gas canister and nearly killed him?
You who presided over the police department that murdered Oscar Grant in cold blood?
You want to preach to us about violence?
You now demand we denounce those you targeted?
You want us to help you demonize those who dare challenge you?
What cartoonish world of double-think are you from?!
You even went on to claim that “what they are doing against the city economically is not nonviolent either.”
And what about the economic violence you were part of? What about disruption and suffering imposed on students though relentless budget cuts and austerity measures?
What about the gentrification of Oakland, and the police violence that enforces it?
We see you very clearly. You serve the machinery of money-making: the 1%, the banks, the developers, the co-opters. It was your thugs who attacked Occupy Oakland on Saturday.
So our message to you now is: Get real.
Your attempts to divide us from the people of Oakland will not work. Our movement is diverse ethnically, politically and tactically. We are united in purpose. Every one of your attacks brings us, the 99%, closer together.
Your arrogance continued: “Every Saturday they are doing demonstrations and in my city that is my night of highest police need. They are taking away resources from my city…”
Your city?! Your night?! No, Mayor Quan, Oakland doesn’t belong to you or the 1%.
Oakland, its streets, its parks, its ports, its future will belong to the people. The society we’re modeling shows how beautiful it can be when we are free, including free of the violent hacks (like you) from this empire’s Democratic Party.
Love to the people and defiance to you,