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27Oct/110

Guess Which One is Oakland?

Posted by Nate

Protests around the world

Protests in Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, Oakland. Can you tell?

From Oakland to Atlanta, police are unwisely "using heavy-handed tactics to disperse the growing Occupy movements," says Andrew Belonsky at Death + Taxes. Instead of dampening the unrest, they're only reinvigorating activists. "Police are now playing into the narrative and actually giving life to the movement," Heather Gautney, a Fordham University sociologist, tells The Christian Science Monitor. What we saw in Oakland may even force it to a new level, where it becomes a movement about "people's rights to express themselves."

So do we as a country have the moral authority to tell other countries what to do? 

   

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