- When you watch any of these recent videos you cannot
help but notice the casual superiority inherent in the attitudes of the
uniformed thugs that might as well be wearing these masks, because all
too often this is the simple truth for far too many on the front lines.
However behind this obscenity there are lots of real people that can speak
and who do have fact-based, first hand knowledge of these continuing crimes
against all of us. Here's today's top story from the San Francisco Bay
Guardian who did the legwork and brought this story to life.
- "Who are the 99 percent - and what are they saying?
It's not what you read in the daily papers." Please follow the links
and read about all nine of those that are profiled here. (1)
- In the same paper there is an editorial that outlines
what has happened to San Francisco and why this city is no longer in the
frontlines of protest. "While the 99 percent are fighting to hold
onto a crowded encampment at Justin Herman Plaza, two new condo projects
are moving along in San Francisco that would give the one percent spectacular
views from their multimillion-dollar homes on the waterfront.
- The Port Commission is holding preliminary meetings on
the 8 Washington project, which is about as direct a conflict with the
city's General Plan and housing needs as anyone could ever imagine. The
developer wants to build 165 of the most expensive condos in the city's
history, aimed entirely at the very, very rich. Many will no doubt be used
as pieds a terre for people who will live in San Francisco only a few weeks
of the year. The project will do nothing to address the desperate need
for affordable housing and housing for the middle class.
- Rose Pak, the Chinatown business consultant who was central
to Lee's campaign, told me a few months ago that she supports the project.
Marcia Smolens, one of the city's top lobbyists, is working on it. There
will be big money and clout pushing this -- even though there is no rational
reason whySan Francisco should ever approve it.
- And while BeyondChron claims that gentrifcation and overdevelopment
isn't so much of a problem these days because "financing ... development
is more difficult than ever," the developers don't seem to have noticed.
A Nov. 11 story in the San Francisco Business Times (you can only get a
few paragraphs if you don't subscribe) explains that "developers are
starting to plan new projects again after more than three years of inactivity"
--and one of the biggest is a 284-foot, 160 unit residental highrise at
75 Howard Street. There's a parking garage now on the site, which would
be demolished to build condos that one expert told the BizTimes would sell
for 1,000 a square foot.
- You got that? A 1,000 square-foot one-bedroom unit would
go for $1 million.
- So we have two major waterfront projects -- both of them
high-end luxury condos, both of which would have just lovely views of the
OccupySF encampment -- moving forward while the barricades go up and the
mayor decides when to evict the protesters. A classic battle for the soul
of the city." (2)
- And it is this space that is being used by demonstrators
to hold Occupy San Francisco demonstrations. . . It could not be more clear,
as to what is at stake: Property worth $1,000 a foot or the rights of so
many people that are demanding their right to protest our ILLEGAL &
completely corrupt government defense of the 1%.
- And as far as "organizing the cop-crackdown",
nationally goes: Here's another interesting tidbit that also has not been
- "The White House says there's no federal oversight.
Speaking November 15 aboard Air Force One, White House Press Secretary
Jay Carney said "The president's position is that obviously every
municipality has to make its own decisions about how to handle these issues."
- But a little-known but influential private membership
based organization has placed itself at the center of advising and coordinating
the crackdown on the encampments. The Police Executive Research Forum,
an international non-governmental organization with ties to law enforcement
and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has been coordinating conference
calls with major metropolitan mayors and police chiefs to advise them on
policing matters and discuss response to the Occupy movement. The group
has distributed a recently published guide on policing political events.
- Speaking to Democracy Now! On November 17, PERF Executive
Director Chuck Wexler acknowledged PERF's coordination of a series of conference-call
strategy sessions with big-city police chiefs. These calls were distinct
from the widely reported national conference calls of major metropolitan
- The coordination of political crackdowns on the Occupy
movement has been conducted behind closed doors, with city officials and
PERF refusing to say how many cities participated in the conference calls
and the exact nature of the discussions. Reports of at least a dozen cities
and some indication of as many as 40 accepting PERF advice and/or strategic
documents include San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Portland, Oakland,
Atlanta, and WashingtonDC." (3)
- So the next time you are told that the protesters are
just a bunch of hippie bums, too lazy to work, and too shiftless to be
part of any real society - please refer them to this story and the others
in this weeks' Bay Guardian, from the heart of a war-torn city that has
already been taken over by the Zionista scum looking for a place to stash
their illegally acquired gains. . .
- And the next time you find yourself in a demonstration
why not remind the thugs in uniform of this very particular phrase:
- "YOU are NOT IMMORTAL & YOU WILL PAY FOR THIS"!
- 1) The Faces and Voices of Occupy
- 2) One Percent Assault the Waterfront
- 3) The Cop Group Coordinating the Occupy Crackdowns
- Dreaming the Impossible Dream