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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Monday, December 05, 2011

TEXAS STYLE SHOPPING



Creative action in Austin, Texas shopping mall.

The young woman who gets arrested was just a shopper and asked to join the protest. She was obviously not trained in non-violent civil disobedience because you see her struggling with how to react to being arrested.....but it was good that she felt called to join in. She has three broken ribs and was held for hours in the shuttered bowels of the mall.


Then later in the video the man who was shopping tries to defend the young woman and he is thrown out of the mall. So it is clear that his protest touched many people who were just there to shop.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to a comment here http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/two-arrests-made-at-anti-war-protest, reportedly from the arrested woman's mother, 4 of her ribs were broken.
Cop also claimed that when she pulled away as he was cuffing her, his still-open handcuffs became a weapon for assaulting him!

12/6/11, 10:38 AM  

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