Greetings from Calico Blackie!
Well, another day has dawned. Let’s put it to good use!
UC DAVIS STRIKE TODAY!
In Los Angeles:
Occupy protesters defy deadline to leave Los Angeles park
Demonstrators held their ground in Los Angeles’ City Hall Park early Monday morning, defying a 12:01 a.m. deadline to leave the encampment that had been in place for almost 60 days.
“I think for Occupy LA today was a great success,” said one protester. “This is an historic moment. It’s a beautiful day. It’s a victory for all of humanity.”
The crowd was estimated at about 4,000 people. Most of the protesters had moved off the streets by 6 a.m.
In recent weeks, cities have begun clearing encampments, citing economic and health concerns.
Meanwhile, in Mid-State:
String of shootings leave three injured in Oakland
Two shootings in Oakland within an hour of each other Saturday evening left three people hospitalized, police said.
The first shooting was near the corner of Seventh and Union Streets in West Oakland at 7:10 p.m.
Two victims were injured in the shooting, both were transported to a local hospital and are in stable condition
A third shooting occured in East Oakland, on the 1400 block of 57th Avenue. Police have no suspects in either shooting.
Calico Blackie says:
Meanwhile, 4792 “occupiers” have been arrested for protesting in the United States so far. Is Mayor Quan going to shut down large sections of Oakland for economic and health concerns and order the people to move to Alameda?
So, what else is going on in the world?
Police attempt to remove protesters
GERMAN police battled thousands of protesters trying to stop a train bringing radioactive waste from France.
Security forces told at least 3500 demonstrators around the northern town of Harlingen to move out. With most activists remaining where they were, the police began to remove them one by one. No violence was reported while around 1300 people were detained by police.
The train carrying the waste stopped for 18 hours amid the police operation against the demonstrators, and began slowly rolling again overnight. Harlingen lies some 20 kilometres from the train’s final destination of Dannenberg where the 11 containers of waste are due to be unloaded.
Organisers said about 23,000 protestors had gathered in Dannenberg, while police put the number at 8000. The train was expected to arrive in broad daylight, for security reasons.
VICTORIA’S simmering industrial unrest has erupted into heated confrontations between police and striking workers.
A man was admitted to hospital with crushed legs after a failed attempt by about 80 police to break a 130-strong picket line at a Melbourne chicken factory.
Protesters cheered and jeered when police were forced back from the planned picket break following ugly scenes at Baiada Poultry in Laverton on Friday night.
People are voting in Egypt
Voting has been extended until 9 pm in Egypt, state TV reports
And in Syria?:
In unprecedented step, Arab League sanctions Syria
But even as world leaders abandon Assad, the regime has refused to ease a military assault on dissent that already has killed more than 3,500 people. On Sunday, Damascus slammed the sanctions as a betrayal of Arab solidarity and insisted a foreign conspiracy was behind the revolt, all but assuring more bloodshed will follow.
On Fox “news”?
On that note:
The cop with the pepper spray at UC Davis is Lt. John Pike of University of California Police. 530-752-3989
He should be fired and prosecuted for assault. Make an example of him to show our police around the country what can happen to them if they use brutality on citizens. WE WILL NEVER FORGET, NOR WILL WE ACCEPT A “SINCERE” APOLOGY.
SHUT DOWN THE WEST COAST PORTS DECEMBER 12th!
“The Sun Still Shines”
United, WE WIN!
We are the 99%