Wednesday 26 October '11 show notes

Wednesday 26 October '11 show notes

  • Alex Lawson, Social Security Works. NEW REPORTS: Proposed Super Committee Cuts Poised to Weaken State and Local Economies.
  • Joshua Holland, AlterNet. Another night of riot squad raids at Occupy Oakland.
  • Emily Sirota. Battling corporate election $ in a very local election.
  • John Nichols, The Nation Magazine. Why is George Bush Wading Into Denver's Education Debate on the Eve of Critical School Board Elections?
  • Glenn Greenwald. America's two-tiered justice system.
  • Dr. Samsarah Morgan, Participant - Occupy Oakland. Raid on Occupy Oakland...babies & children gassed with their parents while they slept.
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For a second night in a row – Oakland police resorted to tear gas and rubber bullets to put down the Occupy Oakland movement – which refuses to step down. Late last night – officers in riot gear confronted hundreds of Occupy Oakland demonstrators in front of City Hall – and used canisters of tear gas to clear the crowd. That was just the beginning though – as demonstrators reconvened after each clash with police – only to be dispersed again by more tear gas and rubber bullets.
 
The cat and mouse game between Occupy Oakland and police lasted throughout the night. There are reports that 10 demonstrators had to be treated for wounds after being shot by rubber bullets. Oakland police are defending their use of force – force that looks like a military operation – by claiming demonstrators were hurling rocks and bottles at them. Oakland mayor Jean Quan – who was in Washington, DC last night – rushed home as unrest hit the streets in his city. And despite two straight days of violent police crackdowns, Occupy Oakland demonstrators are vowing not to go anywhere.
 
Meanwhile – in Atlanta – police cleared Woodruff Park in the middle of the night – the site of Occupy Atlanta for the last two weeks. Several people were arrested – and it’s still unclear why police stepped in to break up what has been a peaceful occupation for more than 15 days.
 
There seems to be a concerted effort by law enforcement around the nation to put an end to the Occupy Movement – and they may find some success with arrests and shutdowns. But they won’t find success trying to kill off an IDEA.
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Eyewitness to #OWS Oakland night of terror (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Eyewitness to #OWS Oakland night of terror - Joshua Holland, AlterNet Twitter Twitter
 
Need to Know: Corporate money out...people in
- Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation Magazine Twitter Twitter
- Jay Harris, "We the People" campaign Twitter Twitter
 
Lone Liberal Rumble:
- Daniel Halper, Weekly Standard Twitter
- Jamie Weinstein, Daily Caller Twitter Twitter
 
GOP back tax hike...for the poor:
- Robert Borosage, Institute for America’s Future Twitter Twitter
- Anthony Holm, Republican Strategist / Attorney Twitter
 
10th Anniversary of the Patriot Act...the high price of liberty - Susan Herman, ACLU Twitter
 
Daily Take: OWS...one thing we all agree on: "end corporate personhood"
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Quote: "It's time for Congress to go cold turkey and stop feeding at the lobbyist-funded trough." -- Sen. Russ Feingold.
 
Hour One: NEW REPORTS: Proposed Super Committee Cuts Poised to Weaken State and Local Economies Alex Lawson, Social Security Works Twitter Twitter
 
Another night of riot squad raids at Occupy Oakland - Joshua Holland, AlterNet Twitter Twitter
Article: "Group seeks to recall Oakland Mayor Jean Quan" by Alex Park and Tasion Kwamilele.
 
Site: "Occupy Irvine".
Book: "Screwed: The Undeclared War Against The Middle Class" by Thom Hartmann. Get "Screwed" by Thom Hartmann!
 
Cheesy news alert: "Greece Offers to Repay Bailout with Giant Horse" by Andy Borowitz.

Hour Two: Battling corporate election $ in a very local election Emily Sirota Twitter
 
Why is George Bush Wading Into Denver's Education Debate on the Eve of Critical School Board Elections? John Nichols, The Nation Magazine Twitter
 
Article: "More 'Occupy' arrests in Sacramento" by Ed Fogle.
Article: "Occupy Baltimore Asked To Scale Back" by Matt Bush.
 
Talk Radio News Segment: Ellen Ratner, Bureau Chief Twitter
Article: "Aircraft Push Durable-Goods Orders Lower" by Josh Mitchell And Sara Murray.
Article: "Joe The Plumber Announces House Run" by Justin Duckham.
Article: "Poll: Cain, Sherrod Brown on top in Ohio" by Josh Lederman.
Article: "Napolitano: DHS' Policies Have Worked" by Scarlette Whyte.
Article: "Panel Reopens Debate on Net Gambling" by Juliana Gruenwald.

Hour Three: America's two-tiered justice system Glenn Greenwald, new book "With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful" Twitter
Article: "THE NATURAL ARISTOCRACY: Letter to To John Adams", Monticello, Oct. 28, 1813 by Thomas Jefferson.
 
Hour Three: Raid on Occupy Oakland...babies & children gassed with their parents while they slept Dr. Samsarah Morgan, Participant - Occupy Oakland Twitter
 
The good: "10 Questions for John Paul Stevens" by David Johnson.
Article: "Protestors Arrested at Yale Park, Central Ave" by Chelsea Erven, Chris Quintana.
Facebook: "Occupy Fall River".
Facebook: "Occupy UVa".
 
Article: "Top exec to face criminal charges" by Azam Ahmed, Peter Lattman and Ben Protess.
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