Occupy Dallas was raided last night in a move that echoes the evictions of other Occupy camps nationwide. There has been much evidence that this has been a part of a coordinated effort between the mayors and the feds. Time will tell how strong the proof is, but if this is true, then people in the Occupy movement should make sure to hold Eric Holder and President Obama accountable, just as they would have done with the previous administration. Even if not true, one has to wonder where Obama has been as these raids have been undertaken. In one of the most widespread examples of unrest since the days of Vietnam, our President has been conspicuously absent. Is this the domestic policy that his supporters have long championed him for?
Whether you agree or disagree with the objectives of the Occupy movement, anyone who is even slightly inclined towards support of civil liberties should shudder at what is going on. The movement, with a few notable exceptions, has been peaceful. Yes, there have been incidents of illegal actions, but the cities should address those illegal actions (which compose a VERY small minority of protestors), and not the movement as a whole.
A search of YouTube has so far failed to turn up any video of the eviction, but I will post it when I find it. If anyone has video, please feel free to add it in the comments section. Meanwhile, here is a recent video from the Occupy Dallas movement:
Occupy Amarillo is still proceeding with plans to make a "road trip" to support Occupy Dallas. We will be leaving from the Occupy Amarillo encampment at 7th & Harrison between 6:30PM and 7:00PM. We will be returning on Sunday morning. Anyone interested in going bring shelter and warm clothing. If you want to bring food, water or gas money, you may, but that is not required.
Also, in light of recent events, we will be exchanging cell phone numbers. If anyone plans on exercising civil disobedience, we need to know where you are and who you are so that we can help you.