The raid of Occupy Wall Street in New York City early this morning came one day after officers cleared the Occupy Oakland encampment in California. Thirty-two people were arrested. Two prominent members of Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s team have resigned over the past day. Hours before Monday’s raid, Oakland mayoral legal adviser Dan Siegel resigned to protest the city’s crackdown on the Occupy movement. Last night, Deputy Oakland Mayor Sharon Cornu also stepped down. We talk to Siegel later in our broadcast.
Democracy Now! | Headlines for November 15, 2011
Pressures on Individuals31. “Haunting” officials32. Taunting officials33. Fraternization34. Vigils
Action by Government Personnel142. Selective refusal of assistance by government aides143. Blocking of lines of command and information144. Stalling and obstruction145. General administrative noncooperation146. Judicial noncooperation147. Deliberate inefficiency and selective noncooperation by enforcement agents148. Mutiny