In Victoria Park, on Sept 17, 2012, Occupy London Ontario held a solidarity rally with the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, which started the the whole thing. Over a hundred arrests in New York as of my last check. Seems to me, that the cops were kind of excited at the prospect of finding out whats going on.
Early in the evening, 2 police officers approached the group, and said that if we needed anything, they were there to "help" us. He also said "we're not starring you down", when there were 3 cruisers in plain sight, a 4th and a 5th one hiding, as well as a bike cop watching the entire time.
It was a colossal waste of money and time, to have at least 6 different officers actively surveilling a small peaceful gathering of local activists, celebrating with pizza, iced tea, a meditation circle, and a photo op.(thanks guys :P)
I find this kinda funny. We don't want to communicate with the agents of the state which we are fighting. You don't or can't or won't understand, because most of you seem to have not bothered to remember you're oath. The last time the state actively monitored political organizations, was during the g20. Egg in the face. Every single one of you that followed unlawful orders that day should be ashamed of yourself.
But of course, you aren't. Instead you try to justify your actions by saying that if the black bloc tactic wasn't used, you never would have had to arrest and break so many laws. I call bullshit. The police were well aware that this was going to happen, and they did nothing to stop it. Instead, they "pulled back". I put that in quotes, because that's the orders they were given. When they had a chance to arrest and stop those who were not entirely peaceful, they retreated.
In a double violation of their oath, they went in to queens park the next day, and started kicking people out, and beating and arresting peaceful protesters. Cowards go after peaceful people. Cowards go after those who had nothing to do with the black bloc tactic. Cowards surveil peaceful activists. Cowards harass those same activists.
Cowards are afraid to arrest those in black bloc. 25,000 cops, 250 black bloc. Liars and cowards.
We are not children. We do not let the nanny state tell us what we can and cannot do. If we disrupt you, it's because many of you need to be disrupted out of your oh so precious life. You've been thinking about yourself for sooooo long, that you've forgotten those around you, who have been beaten, marginalized, and threatened by that state which you support.
The conversation about all this isn't enough. Yes, it's good to talk and debate things with each other, but at the same time, we need action. We need people of conscience, to stand up when ever they see things that don't fit in to any moral code I've ever read. Those people should be the police, but since they are the ones breaking the code, that task must fall to the people. I urge everyone who reads this, to wake up a bit. I have made a list here of causes and issues. Do some research on just one of these subjects, and tell me how there is no state involvement. Tell me how the state is actually trying to correct these things.
Fact is, you won't, and nor can you. And if you try, I will rip your points to shreds. Because I've spent the time. Looking at it from both sides. Checking for alternative explanations. The problem with the world today, is the state system we have. Time for people to start taking care of themselves and each other, instead of the uncaring, and unthinking masses we have today.
Or continue to let the state run the world, so that people will have to die in wars over gold, oil, and drugs. G.O.D.
The problems are ones that are created by "society", so why would we ask "societies" permission to change them?
Also remember, YOU ARE A CHILD OF THE STATE! Unless you tell them otherwise, the state gains your agreement through acquiescence. That same state would have you believe it gives you your rights, when they are in fact, inalienable. Yes, it is nice that the state recognizes some of these rights, but it does not recognize them all, nor in all contexts that it should, like peaceful activism.
Tommy Douglas had a CSIS file. Any money says I do to....