Keystone XL Pipeline Protesters Pepper Sprayed by Cherokee County Sheriffs

By: Monday November 19, 2012 8:04 pm

This morning four people Nacogdoches, Texas, “locked themselves to heavy machinery used along the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline route, according to the Tar Sands Blockade group. The action interrupted and halted ongoing pipeline construction until police pepper sprayed the blockaders and were able to arrest and remove them in flexicuffs. The action was planned [...]

One Year Since NYPD Officer Pepper Sprayed Occupy Wall Street Protesters

By: Monday September 24, 2012 1:27 pm

(update below) The screams pierced the air of a scene already filled with chaos and disorder fomented by squads of men in blue. The female protesters shrieking were on a street near Union Square in New York City and were part of Occupy Wall Street, which had just taken over Zuccotti Park one week ago. [...]

Under No Circumstances Should the UC Davis Pepper Spraying Incident Have Happened

By: Wednesday April 11, 2012 7:29 pm

Reports on the incident involving the pepper spraying of UC Davis students at an Occupy protest on November 18 last year have finally been made public. They make clear that what the police did “should and could have been prevented.” The reports come from a task force led by Cruz Reynoso, a civil rights lawyer [...]

Pepper Spray Developer: It Has Become Fashionable to Use Chemicals on People with Opinions

By: Tuesday November 29, 2011 3:02 pm

In what appears to be his first television interview on the subject, Kamran Loghman, the developer of weapons-grade pepper spray and the policy for its use by US police departments, appeared on Democracy Now! to condemn how police forces have been using pepper spray on peaceful protesters in the country. He said he was “shocked” [...]

An Internet Meme: Lt. Pike’s Rampage Continues Unabated

By: Tuesday November 22, 2011 6:50 am

(update below) Lt. Pike, the cop who pepper sprayed UC Davis students protesting against economic inequality and injustice in America, is now the poster boy for authoritarianism against citizens rising up to change the world. Lt. Pike appears at the Flint, Michigan sit-down strike. There he tries to stop workers from forming a major labor [...]

Live Blog for #Occupy Movement: Occupy Oakland Sets Up a New Camp

By: Sunday November 20, 2011 9:29 am

In the freezing cold rain and under threat of an immediate crackdown by the Oakland Police Department to remove them if they tried to re-establish their occupation, Occupy Oakland setup a new camp site at 19th & Telegraph. Occupy Oakland organizers reported regaining “momentum” as a number of actions with “visible union support” took place [...]

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