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Cops Make Middle-of-the-Night Raid On Occupy Boston Camp

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Wonkette's Garrett Quinn has been covering the growing Occupy Boston protest for his Boston.com blog, and this is video he shot in the very early hours of today. What happened? Exactly what's been happening to people who try to "sleep rough" in America since the Reagan era: Late night raids, freakouts, confusion, overtime for the cops, etc. And, perhaps, a turning point for the Boston occupation?

Quinn writes:

As darkness fell and tension rose the protesters made their defensive preparations. All the tents were moved into a tight circle while a ring of people locking arms lined it. Midnight came and went but there was a growing public safety presence in the area. Multiple ambulances were parked along with a triage setup off of Pearl Street, not exactly a sign of good things to come. Police blocked the on and off ramps to 93 near Seaport Ave and there were rumors flying about riot police here and uniformed police there.

Then at approximately 1:20 am a large column of riot police marched from outside South Station up Atlantic Avenue ....

Blocking off the freeway onramps and offramps to round up protesters in tents? Is this the 2011 U.S. version of barricades and cobblestones? [Garrett Quinn's "Less Is More" blog, Boston.com]

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Poor People Are Mad As Hell, And They're Not Going to Take It Anymore.

The Poor People's Campaign marched on Washington, and we were there!

Culture Wars
by Dominic Gwinn

Yesterday the new Poor People's Campaign, led by Rev. William Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, concluded 40 days of protest and civil disobedience with a rally on the National Mall. Building off of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr's original Poor People's Campaign 50 years ago, the new campaign is aimed at uniting labor leaders with activists to build a coalition of all marginalized people

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The police have clearly failed to stop the scourge of black kids selling water to thirsty people, so your average law-abiding, permit-respecting white lady has no choice but to take matters into her own (did we mention they were white?) hands. You might call her a busybody gone power mad or a simple tool of racist micoaggression, but we just call her "Permit Patty."

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