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Attacking the press

In Chicago:

Tracey Pollock, a credentialed photographer for The UpTake, is attacked by police in Chicago during an anti-NATO protest on Saturday. Before the attack, police were using their bicycles as weapons to force back the crowd which was staging a march without a permit.


Police had formed a barricade; as you can see from the video, there was some sort of incident along the barricade. Pollock tried to get closer to see what was happening when a police officer reached up, grabbed her lens and tried to rip her camera away. The officer then pushed her over some bicycles.


Pollock was wearing a large press badge and as you can hear from the audio, even bystanders could tell she was part of the press. Protesters behind the bicycles pulled her to safety.


Pollock was bruised in the incident but not seriously injured. She says she never crossed the police barricade.

Fortunate son

CCR:

John Edwards

I’ve said this all along: He’s being selectively prosecuted, and it would be a travesty if he was sentenced to jail because of it. But these things happen in New America, don’t they?

Gimme shelter

Stones:

Volunteers

Jefferson Airplane:

Campbell Brown

Who did she ask, her cleaning lady?

Funny how things change

I used to laugh at people who spelled our country as “Amerika.” Here’s video of cops stopping a car full of video journalists in Chicago last night:

And in related news: At the time of this blog post, there are reports that the City of Chicago website has been DDOS’d. Over the weekend, there were reports of other such DDOSes.

Follow the Chicago protests today as they unfold, with the livestreamers the Chicago police and Homeland Security are following: Tim Pool’s web video streamLuke Rudkowski’s web video stream. On Twitter: Geoffrey Giraffe (@jiraffa), Tim Pool (@timcast), Luke Rudkowski (@lukewearechange).

Marat/Sade

Judy Collins:

‘Sink or swim moment’

On climate change:

Death to my hometown

Bruce Springsteen:

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