Matthai Kuruvila, Chronicle Staff Writer
Monday, November 14, 2011
(11-14) 08:51 PST OAKLAND — Mayor Jean Quan’s chief legal adviser resigned early this morning after what he called a “tragically unnecessary” police raid of the Occupy Oakland camp.
Dan Siegel, a civil rights attorney and one of Oakland’s most active and vocal police critics, said the city should have done more to work with campers before sending in police.
“The city sent police to evict this camp, arrest people and potentially hurt them,” Siegel said. “Obviously, we’re not on the same page. It’s an amazing show of force to move tents from a public place.”
Siegel strongly and vocally opposed any plan by the city to take down the month-old camp in the days leading up the police raid.
“I am really disappointed with the city,” Siegel said at the protest near City Hall. Oakland has become “the most hostile city to the Occupy movement. Where else are they having 600 police officers take down some tents?”
At a news conference today, Quan said she has known Siegel since the two attended UC Berkeley together and noted that they have been known to disagree. She said Siegel had been working on “a small project on a volunteer basis in my office” and would only say this of his departure: “He’s moving on. I’m moving on.”
Siegel said he wasn’t impressed with Quan’s response to the protest.
From World Socialist Web Site: http://wsws.org/articles/2011/nov2011/port-n14.shtml
By Hector Cordon
14 November 2011
Police finally succeeded in forcing hundreds of Occupy Portland supporters from their camp on Sunday, capping a tumultuous evening and morning in which thousands of sympathizers flooded downtown Portland to defend the protesters’ site.
Democratic Mayor Sam Adams ordered the two parks where protesters had set up camp sites to be cleared, citing as his pretext reported assaults and health and sanitation issues. In an interview on public television he declared, “The camp itself is inherently unsafe.”
In response, thousands of people, many of them young, arrived downtown late Saturday, packing the sidewalks and streets around the two parks. As protesters counted down to the 12:01 am deadline to evacuate Occupy Portland’s camps and no effort was made by authorities to clear the area, a celebratory mood ensued, with hundreds of young people singing, dancing and playing drums on Main Street, between the parks.
The police simply waited for the crowds to dissipate and implemented their eviction plan Sunday morning. Once again there was an influx of as many as 2,000 supporters.
Julian told the World Socialist Web Site, “The police seemed visibly daunted by the number of people who had turned out to support Occupy Portland on the night of its planned eviction. The crowd, from my observations, reached its height around 12:30 a.m., half an hour after the planned beginning of the eviction. Both occupied blocks and the portion of Main Street between them were filled with people. Many more congregated on the sidewalks on the far side of the street.
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When We first arrived in Texas, we started checking out the barbeque joints where we discovered they served such things as the three meat combo.
My first comment and one I will stand by is that meat is not a side dish for meat and that just for the sake of not stroking out at fifty y’all might want to actually scarf some vegetables along side of all that meat, and I don’t mean corn that has been processed by an animal into yet more meat.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a vegan who acts disgusted over people eating meat. I’m an omnivore. Being an omnivore means I eat vegetables and grains along side of meat and fish and eggs.
I worked passing out food samples in a big box store for three years. Some of the products they asked me to sell were really garbage that no one should put in their bodies, composed of fat, salt, artificial flavors and colors.
Mostly though I sold some of the healthier stuff because I could cook and talk at the same time and because I did better selling healthy environmentally friendly products.
I listened to obese right wing slobs tell me, “Healthy… Then it can’t taste any good…”
It’s as though eating better is considered a left wing plot and I guess it is.
Let me explain.
Along with peddling extreme caricatures of gender roles and using them to sell garbage to people too drugged out by the constant propaganda feeds, they use these same propaganda channels to encourage hatred of LGBT/T folks, feminists, hippies, liberals.
If the media drugged out masses actually listened to folks who do stuff like eat healthy, jog, cycle, do yoga etc they might be less inclined to eat the fast food crap sold by the cookie cutter fast food franchises that have turned this country into McUSA. The corporate fascists are concerned that if people see an alternative to their unhealthy garbage they might opt for that instead. This is particularly true given their unhealthy garbage that disguises the fact it really tastes like shit with a ton of salt and high fructose corn syrup as well as a shit load of artery clogging fat.
I like pizza and because I like pizza I am very proud to say I have never ordered a “Godfather Pizza”. I avoid most pizza chain pizzas like the plague. Their products taste like crap disguised as food. The only way they can sell it is by attacking the masculinity of men who make healthier and generally better tasting choices.
But let’s look at something else. The men who follow the macho real men don’t eat vegetables crap wind up with a host of health problems, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease. All of those issues are treated with drugs which have impotency as one of their major side effects.
As a result the corporations sell them drugs to treat impotency.
The circle goes round and round. Corporations convince you to buy and eat crap that leads to health issues then they sell you drugs to treat the problems you wouldn’t have if you had eaten better in the first place.
Herman Cain is s corporate shill. Nothing more… A dancing clown selling crap.
Republican presidential candidate says real men like an abundance of toppings on their pizzas — as long as they aren’t vegetables.
The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO told GQ magazine that he likes “lots of meat” on his pies.
“The more toppings a man has on his pizza, I believe the more manly he is,” Cain explained. “Because the more manly man is not afraid of abundance.”“Is that purely a meat question?” GQ‘s Alan Richman asked.
“A manly man don’t want it piled high with vegetables!” Cain exclaimed. “He would call that a sissy pizza.”
What Herman Cain doesn’t get is that real don’t sexually harass women only jive-assed turkeys like Herman Cain and Clarence (Corporate suck up Uncle Tom) Thomas do that.