The police declare war on Occupy Oakland.
I was disturbed to read of the 'demolition job' the riot people did on Occupy Oakland (California) on Tuesday.
The attack came at 4.30 am on Tuesday morning and involved a reported 600 riot police.
It was a full-on assault by the police who used flash-bang grenades, rubber bullets, and tear gas to get into the Occupy Oakland camp.
There were a reported eighty arrests and multiple, but thankfully, minor injuries.
The police attack has received little coverage in the American mainstream media.
According to an eye witness report: 'The camp looks like a tornado went through it. Everything is destroyed, and it is currently occupied by hundreds of police.'
This is happening in a country whose 'leaders' are boasting about the restoration of 'democracy' in Libya.
The reaction of Occupy Oakland has, naturally enough, been one of anger. But I'm of the view that the Occupy movement must translate its anger into an uncompromising determination and must continue to ask what kind of a society renders such police violence impossible.
The only conclusion that can be drawn is that there are no ameliorative solutions to the capitalist crisis and the violence of capital.