The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy (Guardian online)

Posted: November 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

The violent police assaults across the US are no coincidence. Occupy has touched the third rail of our political class’s venality


The Guardian seem to be the only politically central newspaper who’ve given the protests fair coverage. All the others, the daily mail in particular appear set on demonising the movement to the general public.

Articles like this show that the police in America are increasingly happy to use brute force to move the protesters on. They claim to be a free country, with a right to free protest, and yet the media coverage suggests further and further that they are prepared to repress people right to protest. Many American’s live and die by the constitution, but in these difficult times, they appear to be prepared to dis-regard the first amendment, every man’s right to free speech.


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