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) Police in Oakland, California, have used tear-gas and flash-grenades as a 2,000-strong Occupy Oakland march turned violent, with some protesters claiming that rubber bullets had been also fired into the crowd. At least 300 people were arrested, police say.

The demonstrators attempted to take over a vacant building to use as their headquarters. As they began tearing down perimeter fences around the HenryJ. KaiserConvention Center, police declared an unlawful assembly and used force, according to the Oakland Tribune newspaper.

With harsh US rhetoric and tensions around Iran’s nuclear program snowballing by the hour, American polls nonetheless show that most Americans think a war with Tehran would be a grave mistake. But do the leaders care?

­Despite Iran’s recent consent to return to negotiations over its atomic work, the Obama administration says war with Tehran is still on the table. Even harsher statements come from some of Washington’s hawks like Newt Gingrich, who spoke of breaking the Iranian regime within a year.

A vast new protest wave has swept through New York, as some 20-thousand people marched demanding better jobs and economic opportunities. The demonstration was organised by labour unions, but the rhetoric borrowed liberally from the Occupy movement, which has been protesting in the U.S. for months.

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(Propaganda Lalaland) ACAB. It really shows something when peaceful demonstrators are met with tear gas and eviction (methinks the pigs need to be confronted with more than signs and cameras). The police are clearly a tool of the elite class to protect property and power. What other reasons would they have to attack peaceful protests against the capitalist state? It’s fucking disgusting.

Source: http://propagandalalaland.blogspot.com/2011/10/police-attack-oakland-demonstrators.html