Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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If your blog posts anything like the above, please reblog this so I can follow you! I really want to build up a big network of progressive bloggers to help inspire my own vision and get more involved in activism in general.

Please and thank you, comrades!


Oh hi mostly my entire blog. 

Well, except cat pictures. I post those often.

(Source: jazzarchy)

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occupyallstreets:

This morning at 8:45am a peaceful Occupy Melbourne Protester was violently stripped of her protest costume and disgarded on the ground in her bra and panties. The individual in question was part of the Occupy Melbourne protest and was dressed in a protest costume made from a converted tent. The significance of the costume was to hightlight restrictions placed on protesters staging a 24/7 protest in Flagstaff Gardens.

 
The protester was surrounded by at least 4 Melbourne City Council officers and 8 Victorian police officers.

Her movement was restricted by the formation of officers surrounding her and she was subsequently restrained as officers proceeded with aggressively removing her costume. At each stage she declared that she did not consent or feel comfortable with the actions of the council and police officers, stating that this was a sexual assault.”This is not consensual’.

Her requests and declarations were ignored as officers continued to rip and jossle her costume and person. A knife was requested and used by MCC Officers as the Protest Costume was cut from her body. The remaining severed costume was violently torn from her body while the protester herself was disgarded, semi-naked and crying on the ground as Vic police and MCC officers walked away with the costume. NO EFFORT was made to assess her health or welling after the incident.

Wow. I really do not know what to say to this other than it’s 100% disgusting no matter the gender of the protester involved - but her crying out that it’s not consensual and someone muttering “call the cops…” is just an extra layer of disgusting.

(via anarcho-queer)

Filed under Occupy Melbourne OWS Police

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Time for a mic check?
Sheriff Joe doesn’t want protesters at his speaking gig, and we all know what Sheriff Joe thinks of the Bill of Rights.
Hey Tucson (and the rest of Arizona) - you know what to do! Go share your love of the First Amendment with America’s Toughest Worst Sheriff.
Here’s the info:
Republicans Meeting with speaker Sheriff Joe ArpaioWhere: Voyager Catalina Room, 8701 S. Kolb Rd. (I-10 and Kolb, Exit 270, go south 1/4 mile, entrance on the left hand side of street).When: Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 5:30 PM
Go Occupy Sheriff Joe!

Time for a mic check?

Sheriff Joe doesn’t want protesters at his speaking gig, and we all know what Sheriff Joe thinks of the Bill of Rights.

Hey Tucson (and the rest of Arizona) - you know what to do! Go share your love of the First Amendment with America’s Toughest Worst Sheriff.

Here’s the info:

Republicans Meeting with speaker Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Where: Voyager Catalina Room, 8701 S. Kolb Rd. (I-10 and Kolb, Exit 270, go south 1/4 mile, entrance on the left hand side of street).
When: Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 5:30 PM

Go Occupy Sheriff Joe!

(Source: cognitivedissonance)

Filed under Joe Arpaio GOP Sheriff crime politics First Amendment Protest injustice civil rights Sheriff Joe Arizona Bill of Rights Occupy Joe Arpaio OWS Occupy Phoenix Occupy Tucson Tucson

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Comedian Paula Poundstone mocks the LA media

And it’s spot on. If anyone was watching KCAL’s coverage of the #OccupyLA raid, you’ll know how disgusting it was, particularly when their anchors admitted on-air, “We have to be careful what we say,” and “we’re not showing anything we’re not allowed to show” because the “LAPD is working with us and giving us information. In return, we don’t report their tactical information.”

Filed under Paula Poundstone Occupy LA Occupy OWS Occupy Wall Street Politics Protest humor lulz KCAL CBS media LA

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Occupy Denver Supporter Ticketed For Honking At Protesters

A well-known attorney said the police in Denver are going too far in their response to the Occupy Denver protests.

David Lane said that includes one man who was cited for honking his car horn in a show of support for the protesters.

Protesters told CBS4 Stan Bush they believe police in Denver are starting to take the protest personally. They claim officers are focusing on minor issues because of a grudge.

Lane is a great attorney and a champion of civil liberties. I should know - he was my attorney in my suit against the University of Wyoming. Here’s details and a copy of the filing on behalf of Occupy Denver. Lane’s taking a broader approach than just the honking: 

​In contrast, he feels he has plenty of options in regard to filing an injunction. Over the weekend, the Denver Post reported that Lane’s actions were spurred by TV station pieces about ticketing for honks in support of Occupy Denver - items that followed Westword staffer Kelsey Whipple’s coverage of that subject and a previous offering about citations for people who pull over to drop off donations. But Lane’s efforts are broader than that.

"We’re going after three, and possibly four, issues in this lawsuit," he reveals. "One is honking. One is ticketing people who stop to give money, food or clothing. The third is going after people who put any items down on the sidewalk in this five-foot swath that the police say has to be completely clear. And we’re looking into whether or not we can go after the curfew in the park. It’s absurd that after 11 p.m., if anyone sets one foot in the park, they get arrested and everyone’s got to stay on the sidewalk at that point."

In addition, Lane has a strong point of view on the question of whether or not the Occupy Denver tents banned by the DPD constitute speech. “If you look back through this country’s history, back to the bonus army that marched on Washington in the Depression era, tents have long been part of protest,” he notes. “A tent is a symbol that ‘we’re in this for the duration. We’re not going away.’ So it is a form of speech.”

I wish Occupy Denver and the attorneys of Killmer, Lane, & Newman the best and thank them for their dedication to free speech. I’ll be following this case closely.

Filed under Occupy Denver Free speech David Lane Denver Denver PD Politics Protest First Amendment Killmer Lane and Newman civil liberties Occupy Wall Street OWS

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Wherein Megyn Kelly calls pepper spray a “food product” and she and Bill-O wonder what the big deal is with students getting doused at UC Davis. 

I fucking knew someone was going to go there. I called it this week:

So I was a little wrong - Congress didn’t do it, Fox News did. Folks, I’m being sarcastic. I bet I’m not the only one to make that joke, but it was a joke. Kinda like when Michele Bachmann ran with a joke I tagged “new conspiracy theory” exactly one month prior.

If pepper spray is a food product, then so is ethanol fuel. It’s from corn, right? Would you guys drink that? How about little pepper spray on your scrambled eggs with an ethanol chaser? Hmmm?

It’s just a food product, wahhh

(Source: mediamatters.org)

Filed under Fox News Megyn Kelly politics protest Bill O'Reilly Bill O seriously? Conservative conservatives UC Davis Police brutality police Occupy Wall Street OWS Occupy SoCal