Vids from Day after Cop Riot at Occupy San Diego

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another person with a camera

here are a few clips from the activities at the civic center the day after the cops rioted and removed Occupy San Diego folks sleeping in the plaza and their stuff.

in the first clip (1:56, 22mbytes), Critical Mass arrives and rides into the plaza. at the time, the sd labor council was holding a rally and including the CMers, there were perhaps a little more than one thousand people present.

what did the labor council do in response to this amazing infusion of energy? call for a march into the gaslamp? call for direct action directed at the surrounding structures of power? no, they sang some patriotic songs! after Occupy SD and many other occupations had been brutally removed by the power structures of this country. i was like 'WHAT THE FUCK?' the energy of the assembled folks was substantially dissipated and Critical Mass left.

no wonder the workers are getting screwed!

the second clip (1:38, 18mbytes) is from a very standard march where nothing of note happened. it was fun shouting 'out of the bars and into the streets' - a lot more fun than standing in the civic center plaza listening to boring speeches - but i have seen those same drunken smirks along this same route too many times - these days they are foregrounded by ifones.





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occupysd102811criticalmass.mp4 || critical mass arrives at Occupy San Diego 10.28.11 and gets greeted by ... patriotic songs! WTF?



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occupysd102811outofbarsintostreets.mp4 || folks from Occupy San Diego march on 10.28.11 through the gaslamp