Thursday, November 17, 2011

dvtv live broadcast 11.17.11: NO SELLOUT



"...Long before New York became the financial capitol of the world, New York was the staging ground for world-famous, world-class public protests.

There's been demonstrations going on in Manhattan since the nineteenth century. Like any other public event - accommodations must be made for the masses of people who attend these public demonstrations.

This simple fact of life-in-the-big-city seems to be somehow lost on the current city administration. Over the years the Bloomberg administration's response to mass demonstrations: unwarranted surveillance, harassment, impediment, random arrests, mass arrests, random violence, pepper spray and ear-pain-guns.

When a city and a police department refuse to make accommodations for a mass public event - things happen - like pepper spraying women for holding a sign -- or unknown liquids getting thrown on cops. The absolute insistence that all demonstrations take place on a small part of the sidewalk - and the absurd notion that no one can be inconvenienced by a demonstration - results in scuffles over barricades and arrests for blocking traffic and endless lawsuits and injuries to both cops and passers-by.

Then there are more deliberate forms if civil disobedience - like the ninety-nine union members - who sat down in the middle of chambers street earlier this evening -- in front of many news cameras police-on their-best-behavior immediately arrested those ninety-nine union members. Among those ninety-nine - not an accidental number -- City Council member Jumaane Williams of Brooklyn.

About those ear pain guns -- lets run the slideshow -- downtown earlier today - this is the LRAD high-pitched sound blaster designed to deter pirate boats and terrorists at least a quarter mile away -- its called a distance-hailing-and-crowd-control-device, originally developed to warn incoming vessels approaching without permission. The LRAD 100X can be cranked up to an incredible 172 decibels. Human hearing is immediately damaged at 140 decibels.

Here is a picture that needs to be seen more -- this is eighty-four-year-old Dorli Rainey. She's a retired school teacher pepper sprayed over the weekend at occupy Seattle -- this is the result of an increasingly militarized police culture in the United States and a militarized culture needs an enemy to fight -- that enemy is the public.

The police were once considered part of the community -- now its an occupying army.

From Warsaw, one clever activist outfoxed the riot police - this video from latajacakamera on YouTube -- this is a flying drone, a Polish-built Robokopter -- police don't even seem to notice it. But if used here it would be dubbed a terror device.

Just like Bloomberg did today at an afternoon press conference where he described metal-tube like devices protesters planned to use to chain themselves to the doors of the stock exchange. This was the best you could come up with? Metal tubes? No dirty bombs or anti-capitalism nerve gas?"

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know. It's weird isn't it how our country doesn't seem to manufacture much anymore, how we can't compete with the prices of China and how their workers are making so little. And how a generation of educated relatively bright Americans are working and have next to nothing to show for it. Years ago when I was growing up, one week's pay covered one month's rent and we had appliances and a car and dad's paycheck could support his wife and kids. Today people are a check or two from the street. So they look to Wall Street and question why money is being distributed to companies that otherwise would be bankrupt. Even if there is money to start a small business, the larger corporations can sell stuff for cheaper and the smaller guy can't compete. Also we are all interfacing via cell phones, text messaging, emails and not so much in person any more. But folks--it's nothing to shoot yourselves over!!!!! Even though the internet has destroyed the recording industry and digital (square, flat) soundwaves don't hold a candle to analog (jagged ones) and people are typing music on their keyboards(entire orchestral arrangements) instead of jamming with instruments with live people. Suicide is when the pain outweighs ones resources but the pain can be decreased (meds, environment, resources) and the resources can be increased. Don't give up hope. There is always something else looming, something more, something unknown and new....and depending on the circumstances...yes I do think pizza can be considered a vegetable...but I didn't always, cause the factory farmed cows are tortured before the pizza gets the cheese....but as I've been spewing a cheating vegan is alot like a cheating wife, still married and vegan nonetheless. But yeah America and public safety seem to go arm n arm. Even Hollywood's starting to get watered down with the internet, books too are on the decline. I guess I'm just getting old and remembering the good old days and dreams that went along with them. Imagine how the 60+ population feels? Marcia Hershkowitz

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcENvKAWgaY
John Ross Bowie could play you in your biography. Marcia Hershkowitz

11:11 AM  
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