Indefinite detention for U.S. citizens – We need to act now – this threatens us all.

This is of the up most important – Congress is trying to put though a bill that will allow government, and our military, to detain U.S. citizens INDEFINITELY WITHOUT TRAIL.  Please at the least spread this around – sign the petition, call congress and the senate. And if you can get to Occupy Oakland, please make banners & boards speaking out against this, demanding that we remain a democracy.  This new bill, if it goes through and isn’t veto’d, threatens us all, it’s so broad, any one of us … Continued


Occupy Oakland port shutdown hurts Oakland truckers and Oakland

Port shutdown prevents working men from feeding their families, making a living.  It also encourages shippers to go to another port jeopardizing long term economics of Oakland.  Occupy Oakland should make Oakland better by helping the working unionize, helping the jobless find employment and training, helping homeless which Occupy Oakland does. 11144


Eye injury: signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for tear gas and other toxic chemical exposure; self help & first aid advice from an optometrist: FREE screenings available

Eye injury: signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for tear gas and other toxic chemical exposure; self help and first aid advice from a Berkeley optometrist: the cornea is the clear thin dome that covers the color part of the eye; thermal burns  secondary to physical attack with chemicals, often including those such used in Oakland 99%, can cause corneal pitting and swelling.   water treatment can make it much worse with some chemicals – check “MSDS” specifics  on the canister if possible. EMERGENCY TREATMENT:  first, brush off any powdered chemicals. … Continued


Long Term goals and objectives…?

I support the ideas of the occupy movements, but have had a difficult time trying to find a coherent list of the long term goals, and realistic ways that these goals can be met. I think back to my last year as SFSU, and how many students were occupying the business building in order to protest the budget cuts. While I agreed that the budget cuts were excessive, and that I, too, was frustrated with the tuition increase, I was equally—if not more—upset that the students’ list of demands was … Continued