One of many intersections held Monday

One of many intersections held Monday

With the intensity waning in the streets, those injured in street fights and police riots can now get some medical help, those arrested can begin their case for justice, those who organized can now reflect, and the rest of us (no, all of us) can now try to sift through everything that went down over the past week in Saint Paulice.  Last night’s peaceful protest was perhaps the pig’s least calculated move, for after a week of outrageous behavior and violence brought the MSM out in force to see it for themselves, and they sure did.  Just as I speculated (hoped), there’s finally more than a passing note in the papers and the cable channels about the arrests and massive State violence, thanks to the gassing and simply shocking brutality that went on overnight.  Now, that said, even though I just saw CNN give the protests their most coverage of the week (about 3 minutes, with lots of footage of needless pepper-spraying and gas bombs and beatings) their commentary, well, was just plain absurd- which isn’t a surprise.  Untrue, unrealistic comments about the police having to do battle with “urine and feces wielding protesters, as is the norm these days” continue to distort public opinion in favor of the State.  That said about their credibility, they also reported that just shy of 400 people were arrested last night and that nearly 900 people were arrested over the week.

 

 

As I said last night, I’ve got several, more reflective and analytical posts I’ll be getting up here over the next few days and week.  In the meantime, the post-modern age begs for non-linear communication:

From the Poor Peoples March

I'd be nervous too, dear

 

The Aztec dance to bless the resistance

The Aztec dance to bless the resistance

 

Shelters are full, houses are empty

"Shelters are full, houses are empty"

 

Yes....

Yes....

 

Using a horse as a weapon is NOT cool

Using a horse as a weapon is NOT cool

 

 

 

Erecting barricades on the streets

Erecting barricades on the streets

 

 

Just two of the dozens of plainclothes and agent provocateurs who were in the streets

Just two of the dozens of plainclothes and agent provocateurs who were in the streets

 

Hey- did the union say you could use their scaffolding?

Hey- did the union say you could use their scaffolding?

 

Land of the free, as they say

"Land of the free", as they say

 

This pig was taken down for failing to understand math while trying to arrest someone

This pig was taken down for failing to understand simple math while trying to arrest someone: us many, you few

 

.... although the pigs were a-plenty

.... although the pigs were a-plenty

 

IVAQ came out of the RNC stronger than ever!

IVAW came out of the RNC stronger than ever!

Stand proud

Stand proud

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