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Time for Obama to Act to End Police-State Violence Against the Occupiers
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Edited on Tue Nov-22-11 09:31 PM by Better Believe It
Time for Obama to Act to End Police-State Violence Against the Occupiers
By Dave Lindorff
November 21, 2011

The Obama presidency has been one of the greatest disasters for progressives in modern history, as a man who ran for office promising change and a new respect for the Constitution, almost immediately picked up where his predecessor had left off, escalating the countrys illegal wars, enlarging the share of the nations wealth going to the Pentagon and to the secret intelligence services, shoveling money to the biggest banks, endorsing the torture abuses at Guantanamo and at the many CIA black-sites around the world, authorizing the summary execution of American citizens abroad, and ignoring the looming catastrophe of global climate change.

It took some time, but out of this wreckage and betrayal, a movement has arisen, led by young people many of them the very young people who worked so tirelessly for Obama. Now they are boldly demanding a government that works on behalf of the majority, not of the rich and powerful.

For their efforts, they are being assaulted by a police force that has been turned, over the last decade of a fraudulent, trumped-up War on Terror, into a kind of American Gestapo, that polices communities with assault weapons, breaks into homes wearing masks, beats and gasses people without even bothering to arrest them, kills unarmed citizens with impunity, and considers criticism of its actions tantamount to a crime in itself, meriting assault and/or arrest.

Obama has overseen and even been the author of much of this disaster, but he still has a choice at this point: Either put an immediate stop to this outrage, by inserting the National Guard between these thugs in blue or black, and the people, and start listening and responding to the demands of the Occupy Movement, or go down to defeat next November as the man who buried American democracy and freedom.

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