- There is an untested additional aspect to the Demonstrations
in Civic Center on Monday during Rush Hour.
- The San Francisco Civic Center is no-longer under the
jurisdiction of the San Francisco Police Dept. That function has been taken
over by a PRIVATE SECURITY FORCE which does NOT answer to the people, to
the Board of Supervisors or to anyone except their own Board of Governors:
And they will be "IN-CHARGE of Civic Center tomorrow (supposedly).
- BART.gov is a federal agency and the City of San Francisco
will apparently have no-say in what happens tomorrow because the FEDS control
BART and the CBD controls the Civic Center."
- "For the people outside of San Francisco, show solidarity
by using black fax, email bombs, and phone calls to the BART Board of Directors.
BART decided to cut off your communications and now we will flood theirs,"
the group said in a statement.
- Anonymous calls the effort #OpBART. The statement includes
links to media materials and "email and fax bomb info."
- The BART cell phone shutdown occurred on Thursday and
took out service from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PST at the Embarcadero, Montgomery
Street, Powell Street, and Civic Center BART stations.
- "Shutting down access to mobile phones is the wrong
response to political protests, whether it's halfway around the world or
right here in San Francisco. You have the right to speak out. Both the
CaliforniaConstitution and the First Amendment to the United States Constitution
protect your right to freeexpression," the ACLU said following the
outage, a violation of the Communications Act of 1934.
- The outrageous BART action follows a call by British
PM David Cameron to censor social media in response to riots in London.
Cameron said the "free flow of information" can be a problem
and promised the government will work with business to shut down internet
and cell phone communications in the future.
- Home Secretary Theresa May called for meetings with the
three companies following Cameron's statement.
- BART's cell phone shutdown reveals government will also
preemptively strike media - like the dictator Mubarak did in Egypt before
he was deposed - for political reasons.
- Cameron set a precedent that will not be used by government
to silence critics and the political opposition." From Kurt Nimo August
14, 11 (2)
- 1) San Francisco The Death of Civic Center