It occurred on Sunday Sep 16 during the Occupy Wall Street march to protest the proposed Spectra fracking gas line in NYC. CodePink sought to connect environmental and economic destruction by highlighting the big banks that back fracking, coal mountaintop removal, deforestation, and other disastrous projects.
See what a threat she is? She is opposed to destroying the environment for profit.
Mainstream media outlets spent the weekend minimizing and trivializing the accomplishments of the Occupy movement (I refuse to link to any such articles -- you will have to find them yourself, which should be easy, since those who follow 1% communication marching orders own most all the airwaves, newspapers and magazines). But they will have to work extra hard today to ignore the massive street presence (detailed here in Business Insider!) that will attempt to shut down Wall St. for #S17.
|"Let me see your papers..." photo fromOccupy Tampa tweet: People who works in the Wall St area being asked for ID #ows #S17 twitter.yfrog.com/h057412...|
#S17 and #OWS already trending on twitter this anniversary morning at 6:50am Eastern time -- check there for more livestreams as events unfold. "Riot police donning gear" was just tweeted out by Allison Kilkenny, a good one to follow on Twitter.
Hooray for the citizen journalists who do the unglamorous and undercompensated work of bringing us the real news of our day! Kevin Gosztola has become a favorite of mine because of his coverage of the trial of truth-teller Bradley Manning. Here's his coverage in Firedoglake of Pre Anniversary Arrests by NYPD.
|Crowd at Spokescouncil meeting Sun afternoon in NYC. My prediction: you ain't seen nothing yet.|