Naomi Wolf: on violence against OWS
“I was standing in the middle of the crowd when the police started moving in,” Fox recalled. “I was screaming, ‘I am pregnant, I am pregnant. Let me through. I am trying to get out.’
What the movement, and the response to it, has shown is a government almost completely disconnected from those it purports to represent.
Arianna Huffington: An Assault on Our Democracy
The Occupy movement has become a worldwide phenomenon, but it began in New York, and is deeply rooted here; and, sadly, the ham-fisted practice of responding to it with excesses of police force are now also identified with New York.
Philip Gourevitch: Whose Police?
The frenzied dissolution of due process and individual rights that took took place under George Bush’s watch, and continued uncorrected even when supposed liberal constitutional lawyer Barack Obama took office, has now come full circle and become an important element to the newer political controversy involving domestic/financial corruption and economic injustice.
Matt Taibbi: Pepper-Spray Incident Reveals Weakness Up Top