The Occupy Oakland Riot and Injuries – OTPOR Provoked

Below are two emails I received this afternoon regarding the Occupy Oakland Riot and the injuries sustained therein.

I have been blogging, tweeting, facebooking, and YouTubing the truth about the Occupy Wall Street Movement for the past week, and especially so today; now that the OTPOR organizers of the movement have finally gotten what they have long been wanting: a riot, with injuries.

We can expect more, as per these organizer’s plan to destabilize America by creating “another Tahrir Square” here in the US. As the US Government/CIA has done with OTPOR, most recently in Egypt. The US Government’s plan being to destabilize the entire Middle East. The same fake revolutions that have occurred there are now occurring hereTahrir Square and OWS are united.

See video: William Engdahl: Arab Spring a western ploy to control Eurasia

See video: From Tahrir Square to Occupy Wall Street

Email from the ANSWER Coalition:

ANSWER Coalition: VIDEO: Police attack Occupy Oakland protesters 

with tear gas, flash grenades, projectiles

Please circulate this video of the police attack against the Occupy Oakland movement.

Police have stepped up their attacks to crush the Occupy actions across the country.

Police forces in a number of cities have conducted mass sweeps and arrests of peaceful protesters. From the mass false arrest of more than 700 on the Brooklyn Bridge on Oct. 1 to mass arrests in Chicago, Atlanta, Oakland and beyond, the police forces have made clear their role as the servants of the 1 percent.

In Oakland, the police viciously attacked Occupy Oakland with tear gas, flash grenades and projectile weapons. Scott Olsen, an Iraq war veteran, was shot in the head by the police with a projectile. Scott is reported to be in critical condition.

As the video vividly shows, the Oakland police directly targeted those protesters who bravely tried to give aid to the injured.

We must all stand together. Let’s continue to organize, occupy and protest in the coming days and weeks. This is a global grassroots movement for justice and change. We won’t be pushed back by police violence.

There will be several demonstrations in cities across the country in solidarity with Occupy Oakland. Below are some of the actions that have been announced; Occupy movements from across the country are publicizing many others through their websites, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

In the Bay Area: There will be demonstrations at 6 p.m. nightly at 14th and Broadway in Oakland called by Occupy Oakland until protesters until their occupation resumes.

In New York City: Gather at Liberty Plaza tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 26) at 9 p.m. for a march.

In Boston: March tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 26) at 9 p.m. starting at Dewey Square.

Email from IVAW:

Iraq Veterans Against the War: Marine Veteran Critically Injured at Occupy Oakland March – Two-time Iraq war veteran sustains skull fracture from police projectile

Late last night, Scott Olsen, a former Marine, two-time Iraq war veteran, and member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, sustained a skull fracture after being shot in the head with a police projectile while peacefully participating in an Occupy Oakland march.  The march began at a downtown library and headed towards City Hall in an effort to reclaim a site—recently cleared by police—that had previously served as an encampment for members of the 99% movement.

Scott joined the Marines in 2006, served two-tours in Iraq, and was discharged in 2010.  Scott moved to California from Wisconsin and currently works as a systems network administrator in Daly, California.

Scott is one of an increasing number of war veterans who are participating in America’s growing Occupy movement. Said Keith Shannon, who deployed with Scott to Iraq, “Scott was marching with the 99% because he felt corporations and banks had too much control over our government, and that they weren’t being held accountable for their role in the economic downturn, which caused so many people to lose their jobs and their homes.”

Scott is currently sedated at a local hospital awaiting examination by a neurosurgeon.  Iraq Veterans Against the Wars sends their deepest condolences to Scott, his family, and his friends.  IVAW also sends their thanks to the brave folks who risked bodily harm to provide care to Scott immediately following the incident.


This sort of thing has occurred before in the US, concerning Iraq Veterans Against the War:

“On the evening of Wednesday October, 15th 2008, a demonstration outside of Hofstra University during the third and final presidential debate led to the brutalization of protesters, many of whom were veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Protestor Nick Morgan, a 24 year-old veteran of the Iraq war who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, was nearly killed when he was thrown to the ground and trampled by a police horse. The horse stepped on Morgan’s face, shattering his lower orbital, and rendering him unconscious.

Morgan is a member of the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), an organization whose membership, according to member Matthis Chiroux who was present at the demonstration, consists of roughly 13,000 veterans and service members who oppose the war in Iraq. Chiroux says the organization is “for the troops, by the troops,” and that they strive to offer a more “broad account of a war largely misunderstood or ignored by the American public.” See:

I am a veteran too, and I was once arrested along with Matthis Chiroux (who is no longer with IVAW) at an ANSWER Coalition sponsored anti-war protest in Washington, DC, which was held on March 20, 2010. At this protest in Washington, in front of the White House, in Lafayette Park, Matthis burned an American flag, which I thought was the stupidest thing he could have ever done, and this was something we argued about, in jail, until we were released and went our separate ways a few days later.

At that time I was unaware of, and very naive concerning, the true nature of the ANSWER Coalition and all such far Left organized protest groups. I was then, and I am now, against the wars, and I thought everyone involved with these protest groups were as well-meaning as I was, which most of the people involved in the actual protests are; but, since that time, I have come to realize the truth: the radical organizers of these protests, like the radical organizers of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, are controlled by the US government, CIA, and various non-governmental organizations (NGOs) via OTPOR/CANVAS.

I was even somewhat naive earlier this year, in July (2011), when I first learned about and contacted the NGO Stop The Machine! Create a New World! When I first read through their website, they sounded to me like a controlled opposition group, which I already knew (by that time) the ANSWER Coalition was. So I contacted a facebook friend I have who is with Veterans For Peace and expressed my concerns to him. He assured me that Stop The Machine! was not a controlled group but, since that time, I have come to learn otherwise: Stop The Machine, as well as Occupy Wall Street, are worse than controlled opposition groups, they are US Government/CIA/NGO sponsored OTPOR/CANVAS revolutionaries who, not content to simply “occupy” a park or a plaza, insist on causing disturbances and provoking violence in order to destabilize the US just as these entities have done in Serbia, Ukraine, Iran (2009), Tunisia, and Egypt (2011).

Occupy Oakland was recently able to provoke such violence, in the form of a riot, which occurred on October 25, 2011 and resulted in some injuries (see above). Both Occupy Oakland and Stop The Machine, rather than peacefully occupying city parks and plazas, have been engaging in invasive, disruptive, angry “actions” .

Although both groups claim to be following in the nonviolent tradition of Martin Luther King Jr, these sorts of angry, disruptive, invasion actions most certainly are not. Rather, these actions are meant to incite anger and provoke trouble which, in Oakland, have now resulted in a riot and in people getting hurt. As in Tahrir Square, the intentions of these groups being to create destabilization through these sorts of OTPOR/CANVAS “nonviolent actions”. These actions are laid out in the OTPOR handbook, From Dictatorship to Democracy, written by Gene Sharp, which includes 198 Methods of Nonviolent Action.

See: Dr King’s peaceful march on Washington:

Occupy Wall Street and Stop The Machine in Washington, DC are part of the 2011 International Road to Dignity, which is a global movement that was organized in April 2011:

Occupy Wall Street is in league with hundred of other similar occupation movements that were organized in April 2011. This occupation movement is not spontaneous, and the people involved with it are engaging in what they consider to be a Marxist/Communist Global Class Warfare Revolution:

See: OTPOR/CANVAS agent Paul Chappell interview concerning OWS:


See: CANVAS Nonviolent Struggle – 50 Crucial Points:

See also: This unknown man with AK-47 at Occupy Atlanta:

Expose and Destroy OWS:

Video: Egypt – After the “Revolution”

Video: William Engdahl: Arab Spring a western ploy to control Eurasia

Video: Otpor – The Revolution Business

Text: Occupy Wall Street, Otpor, and American Revolution?

Video: The American Form of Government

Video: Which form of government is this?


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5 Responses to The Occupy Oakland Riot and Injuries – OTPOR Provoked

  1. SparroHawc says:

    I see no AK-47…

  2. Sorry, I put in the wrong link. Here’s the right one, thanks: (see: AK-47 at 3:50)

  3. demize! says:

    Im receptive to what your saying here, but what I have problems with is your analysis that anyone needs to be provoked. Surely youre aware that police need no provoking to mete out violence to whomever is veiwed as an internal enemy. You also stated that a riot was whay they wanted and that is what they got. But from my monitoring of events it was a police riot. As has been in every domestic instance of disorder I have been aware of in my adult life. I look foward to your reply.

    • I understand what your are saying. And it’s no coincidence this occurred in Oakland, because Oakland is a rough city and the cops kill people in Oakland for no reason at all. The same goes for most large cities these days. OWS has always been looking for trouble, which is why they don’t stay in their parks but go on the march, which instigates conflict situations. Had these cats stayed in the park no one would have gotten hurt, and the same goes for NYC and everywhere else. OWS is an occupation/invasion movement, not an just a peaceful occupation.

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