Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Occupy Colleges: Berkeley or Penn State, Wisdom Quarterly, Occupy Cal, Occupy Together
History in the making: Students lock arms as violent police in riot gear move in to beat them in front of Sproul Hall, UC Berkeley campus, Nov. 9 (AP/Ben Margot).

"There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come."
- French writer Victor Hugo

Penn State and Berkeley: A Tale of Two Protests
On Wednesday night, two proud universities saw student demonstrations that spiraled into violence [one by police, the other by footballers]. On the campus of Penn... More

Stand up by sitting down: A peaceful movement for peace and justice. Violence for peace and justice has never worked. Because change comes from within, we have to "be the change we want to see in the world."

"There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious -- makes you so sick at heart -- that you can't take part. You can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all."
- Sixties student leader Mario Savio

Occupy Cal (Berkeley) tents on the famous free speech zone of Sproul Plaza surrounded by supporters. Students and faculty staged a walk-out at Occupy SFSU (San Francisco State Univ.) as well protesting budget cuts and fee hikes. Students gathered at UC Davis to protest police brutality and tuition hikes (Occupy Together).

It's not true. But since the New York Times (the most visible manifestation of State propaganda) says it is, people believe it:

Occupy Wall Street protesters shifting to college campuses
Malia Wollan and Elizabeth A. Harris (Nov. 14, 2011)
BERKELEY, California - Goodbye, city park, hello, college green[?] As city officials around the country move to disband Occupy Wall Street encampments amid growing concerns over health and public safety, protesters have begun to erect more tents on college campuses [which was happening long before any camp got disbanded]. “We are trying to... More
A New Student Youth Movement?
UC Berkeley students Caroline and Aaron (Wisdom Quarterly)
Is it true? Is the police state re-turning this into a student protest movement? Look what it did the last time. No, this is not a "youth" movement. This is ALL of us now -- parents, whistleblowers, teachers, labor, monastics, the 99.9%!

What happened in the Sixties when the US war machine was attacking Vietnam (and secretly bombing Cambodia, Laos, and anyone else who stood in its way) was student bulldozing.

War is a way of life at the CIA, Pentagon, and Corporate-Military Complex. This is more true at home than on foreign soil. We are the ones being monitored, controlled, and deprived of rights.

But like fish in a bowl, we are unaware of the water most of the time. Yet it becomes clear when our MIC (military-industrial complex) is annihilating others. What it does it does in the "storm trooper" style of that famous would-be world empire: The jack boots are the same, the insignia a little different, full of badges, batons, and black outfits.