Chanting Gets People Arrested at Second Round of OpBART Protests

By: Monday August 22, 2011 9:44 pm

(photo: Your Anon News) (update below w/ video) Opponents of the cell phone shut down by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) just over a week ago continued their protests with another round at 5 pm. Those who attempted to hold a peaceable assembly on the platform at the Civic Center station were immediately met with [...]

BART’s Protest Position Does Not Withstand Legal Scrutiny

By: Saturday August 20, 2011 3:30 pm

BART Protest (Civic Center Station, San Francisco, California: August 15, 2011) Image credit: The Examiner – Transit agency head defends cell service shutoff Guest post by Jay Leiderman of Leiderman Devine LLP [ @LeidermanDevine ]. Also available on Paste2. On Tuesday, 16 August 2011, BART [ @SFBART ] spokesperson Linton Johnson [ @BARTChiefSpokes ] held [...]

BART Shutdown of Cell Phone Services Part of Wider Crackdown on Protest

By: Wednesday August 17, 2011 9:37 am

BART spokesman Linton Johnson at a press conference. Screen shot is from BART’s propaganda video on the protests (photo: BARTtv) To prevent a planned protest from going “viral,” Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) in San Francisco shut down cell phone service at four stations on August 11. The hacktivist group Anonymous responded with plans that [...]

Blogging the #OpBART Protest—Anonymous, Civil Rights Activists Respond to BART Censorship

By: Monday August 15, 2011 6:33 pm

January 2011 drone strikes protest (photo: through h4x0r3d’s eyes) On Friday, August 12, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) in the San Francisco Bay area shut down cell phone services in four of its stations. The preemptive decision to cut service was done to prevent a planned protest against the recent shooting of homeless man Charles [...]

Censorship & Propaganda: BART Shuts Down Cell Phone Services to Prevent a Protest That Didn’t Happen

By: Saturday August 13, 2011 2:12 pm

(photo: Images by John “K”) Four Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) stations in San Francisco had their cell phone service shut down on Thursday, August 11, to prevent a planned protest from materializing. James Allison, deputy chief communications officer for BART, reports BART staff or contractors shut down power “to the nodes and alerted [...]

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