84-year-old Occupy Seattle participant Dorli Rainey, pictured above after being pepper sprayed by Seattle Police on November 15th.
She later wrote about the incident:
“Something funny happened on my way to a transportation meeting in Northgate. As I got off the bus at 3rd and Pine I heard helicopters above. Knowing that the problems of New York would certainly precipitate action by Occupy Seattle, I thought I better check it out. Especially since only yesterday the City Government made a grandiose gesture to protect free speech. Well free speech does have its limits as I found out as the cops shoved their bicycles into the crowd and simultaneously pepper sprayed the so captured protesters. If it had not been for my Hero (Iraq Vet Caleb) I would have been down on the ground and trampled. This is what democracy looks like. It certainly left an impression on the people who rode the No. 1 bus home with me. In the women’s movement there were signs which said: “Screw us and we multiply.’”
This bothers me a lot, and I don’t even know what to do about it, save for spreading the word.
This makes my blood boil.
When are the cops going to realize that they are not part of the 1%?
When are they going to realize that it’s not about them, but if they continue to act like this it will be about them.
That the people that are protesting peacefully had a right to do so.
That their actions are unlawful and violating the freedom of speech.
Permaculture at Occupy Wall Street.
This is so wonderful. It excites me so much I don’t have the words to adequately describe it.
Bill O’Reilly telling Cornel West and Tavis Smiley that Wall Street committed no crime.
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Great screencap or greatest screencap?
Gif? Please sweet god in heaven someone gif this. ButYouAreIncorrectThough.gif.
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST. Is this for real? Bill O’Reilly needs to be trapped in a cave somewhere. Can we make this happen? Please?
As for Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, I love you both…SO MUCH. That was such a brilliant moment at the 5:01 mark. Just wanted to reach through the screen and hug you guys. Beautiful!