Great discussion last night with Ted Rall about the potential for violence in the Occupy movement. As Ted points out (and I concur), it’s not as if either of us thinks non-violence is a bad thing – only that the power of the state makes violence inevitable, and that we should prepare for the possibility.
Even sadder, I think, is that it’s controversial to even have the discussion. That rubs us both the wrong way, so I hope you’ll listen here.
And here’s a little stroll down memory lane to remind you about the G20 protests in Toronto:
This is called a “snatch and grab,” where they identify protest leaders and grab them:
And here’s the sonic cannon they used at the G20 protests in Pittsburgh: