American protesters discovering they don’t have the rights and freedoms they thought they had

Citizen Action Monitor, March 20, 2012

Put up a poster and risk felony charge plus detention with $25,000 bail

“The Federally Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011, known as H.R. 347, is a law most Americans don’t know about. But you don’t have to do a lot to feel its force.”Maria Portnaya

New York City police are investigating death threats made against staff through the phone and on twitter. This after officers forcibly arrested more than 70 people during an Occupy Wall Street protest. Since the start of the movement, nationwide protests have faced numerous cases of police brutality with batons and tear gas often used to disperse crowds. As the movement continues, so, too, does Washington’s desire to silence the American public, as RT’s Marina Portnaya explains. My Transcript follows this 3:51-minute video.

Outlaw Occupy: US Set to Strangle Protests with Jail Threats

RT TV Network, March 19, 2012

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Occupy Oakland’s new target – foreclosed buildings

Kevin Fagan, Chronicle Staff Writer

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Now that their general strike is over, Occupy Oakland activists are looking for a new initiative to keep the momentum rolling – and their gaze is turning toward taking over foreclosed or abandoned buildings.

The subject came up in earnest in group meetings over the past couple of days, and conversations have narrowed down not to whether Occupy activists should take over empty buildings, but when and how.

“It’s a very important front for the Occupy movement all over this country, and if any one city can set a precedent for taking over foreclosed buildings, the idea will then quickly spread,” said Adrian Dyer, an Occupy organizer. “The key is to improve what we occupy, to do it right, to set a good example.” Continue reading