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Video: Ex-Seattle Police Chief Admits Response to 1999 WTO Protests Was Too Heavy-Handed

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“We should not have used tear gas on non violent protesters”

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“I Made Major Mistakes” – Ex-Seattle Police Chief Admits Response to 1999 WTO Protests Was Too Heavy-Handed

We speak with Norm Stamper, the police chief of Seattle during the 1999 WTO protests, when police responded to protests by firing teargas and rubber bullets into the mostly peaceful crowd. The protests resulted in 600 arrests and in the eventual failure of the WTO talks. Stamper resigned soon afterward. I made major mistakes, Stamper says of his handling of the situation.

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Note: he speaks at the beginning and the end of this video about the protests.

Written by morris

March 31, 2009 at 12:32 am

Posted in bankster, economy, G20, Meltdown, protests

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G20, Protesters Maps, Rendezvous’, venue for organising London

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Expect Buses, trains and Tubes to be canceled – it will be a pleasant surprise if they are not.

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It is most unlikely for a revolution to occur in the next days, don’t get nabbed for nothing.

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sqmileIf you save the maps to your computer they should come out larger
Or go here for large maps:

Square Mile:
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/images/2009/03/425120.jpg
ExCel:
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/images/2009/03/425123.jpg

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Above maps from:
https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/03/425118.html

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A London venue where people are organising:

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Taken from a previous post here:

https://morris108.wordpress.com/2009/03/27/g20-protests-camps-where-to-get-information/

Written by morris

March 30, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Video CNN on planned G20 marches – and 55,000 march in Germany Today

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Demos in Frankfurt and Berlin a huge success!

Altogether 55,000 people are on 28 March in Berlin and Frankfurt on the streets with demands for a social security umbrella and an equitable world economic order.  –more–


Written by morris

March 29, 2009 at 1:48 am

Posted in bankster, G20, Meltdown

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G20 snippets from and of todays rally

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Just one of the many groups at todays rally, will and have been publishing others

Just one of the many groups at todays rally, will and have been publishing others

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The police take part at the forefront of the Militant Workers Bloc

The police take part at the forefront of the Militant Workers Bloc

This picture from Indymedia

Indymedia has some photos of the start of the rally here: https://london.indymedia.org.uk/articles/910

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The police always under report the attendance, even the IHT says 35,000

AFP – Thousands of demonstrators take part in the “Put People First” march through central London. …

LONDON (AFP) – Tens of thousands of trade unionists, environmental campaigners and anti-globalisation activists took to the streets of London on Saturday to start five days of protests before the G20 summit.

Police estimated the crowd at between 12,000 and 15,000, adding that there had so far been no incidents and no arrests.

Organisers of the Put People First march for “jobs, justice and climate” had rejected as “smears” claims in police briefings that the demonstration could be hijacked by anarchists bent on violence.  Yahoo


I can smell our oligarchy putting spin on every event, painting everything in terms of capitalism, and old fashioned trade union confrontation, everything else is lunatic anarchists.

Sorry game is up for us all. We have to look at how the native americans lived, the ancient Indians etc, and look at sharia law, that is; no more making money from money. It breeds falseness in everything! Which is where we are at.

Written by morris

March 28, 2009 at 6:05 pm

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The people are angry – this is pre demo

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The anger is palpable – this is the beginning of a week of demos

No more posts here for a few hours

Hope to add some captions later

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Written by morris

March 28, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Posted in activism, bankster, G20, Meltdown

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G20 International events on 28 March

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It’s not just the Put People First London march and rally happening tomorrow, but there will be popular actions all over the world.

Berlin and Frankfurt are holding big rallies on 28 March, named “Wir zahlen nicht für eure Krise!” (We’re not paying for your crisis). Organisers in Austria are using the same slogan for a big event in Vienna. Translating that into French, Parisiens will be marching on the same day, under the banner “Nous ne paierons pour leurs crises“. In Madrid, protestors will be declaring “Es hora de cambiar” (it’s time for change). There will also be events happening in Italy, India,  Indonesia and the Philippines. A big Tokyo event is planned for 2 April.  –more–

Written by morris

March 28, 2009 at 12:58 am

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G20 protests – Do not be a HotHead

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It is true the police will have a large presence. And many will indulge in aggression given the chance. There will also be agent provocateurs, plain clothes police and private security guards.

The notion that all organisations are infiltrated is a misnomer. We are all in this together. All mobile phones are living bugs, giving som iea of location (nearest transmitter), and the authorities are well aware of all the key players involved.

Alcohol will not help anyone, being alert will! Don’t be goaded or provoked, be wary of entrapment (A fake fight for example, to which you feel compelled to intervene), be wary of a group of agent provocateurs  running down the street in a (false) state of panic trying to stampede everyone.

Be ready for the police to cordon whole groups of people into a confined space for hours. There is advice here:

I think tubes and buses are likely to be canceled, traffic jams will be created, people will not be able to rendezvous, bicycles are reliable.

The authorities have decades of experience, and also call upon experts from other countries.

Here is an excerpt from another blogger:

Apart from the protesters, though, the people who will really be having a ball next week are the heads of security at the City’s large corporate buildings. Many of them are ex-army or ex-police and often they tend to feel ignored and undervalued for much of the year. But next week will be their time in the sun. During the last major protest, I remember our security staff mounting a military style operation. They had set up communications with the police and with other security officers in other firms. They had a map on the wall where they plotted the movements of various protesters. As I stood talking to one of the guards in reception, on his radio he was getting regular updates on where the protesters were. I remember him telling me that McDonald’s on Holborn had been trashed. It was all very impressive. No doubt the security staff at all the major London offices are already preparing for war. They will probably enjoy themselves as much as the protesters.

In my experience, these anti-City protests are never as bad as they are hyped up to be. I expect there will be a lot of noise next week and some isolated violent incidents but I would be surprised if the mayhem gleefully predicted by the media actually comes to pass. –source–

Written by morris

March 27, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Posted in anarchists, Anarchy, bankster, G20

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