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The clicktivists at MoveOn are channeling Occupy’s intensity into legal, symbolic rallies that bolster Democratic Party campaign promises. Check out the 80 organizations backing MoveOn’s 99% Spring: most of them are the same old lefty cabal that’s ruled over and stifled the political left for the last 20 years. But there are also some flowers among the vegetables … and we should try to get them back. Folks like the Ruckus Society or the Rainforest Action Network … groups whose bold civil disobedience inspired us all in the past. We still remember how the tactical brilliance of John Sellers, a former Ruckus Society leader, was so feared that he was preemptively arrested, charged with 14 misdemeanors, including “possession of an instrument of crime” – his cell phone – ha ha! – and held on $1 million bail during the Republican National Convention protests in 2000.
Originally posted by Kali74
reply to post by Daedal
That article actually points out the failure at co-opting.
The clicktivists at MoveOn are channeling Occupy’s intensity into legal, symbolic rallies that bolster Democratic Party campaign promises.
"The demonstrators were conducting themselves in a loud and disruptive manner within the sheriff's sale meeting," Reid wrote in an email. "Sheriff's deputies asked several times for the demonstrators to leave the meeting, but they refused, at which time they were placed under arrest for disorderly conduct. The sheriff's office will not tolerate the disruption of a public meeting."
Brandon Baxter of Lakewood said he had no regrets for making sure people heard the message.
"I took the risk of getting arrested because I feel the powers that be, whoever they might be -- on all levels of government and those who hold corporate power -- are not listening because not enough people are actually taking a stance" against foreclosures, he said. "I was hoping that this would be a great way to get Cleveland more involved by showing the potential that a small group of dedicated people can have in making an impact. Even though we are not in any government position or in Congress, we do have the power."
The Seattle police made several arrests Tuesday at the #Occupy May Day protests. They seized bombs, rocks, pry bars and bags of sh*t from these far left goons.