Tahrir Square activists to rally in support of Occupy protesters

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Eyptian activists are expected to descend on Tahrir Square tomorrow in a show of solidarity with Occupy Wall Street protesters.

Egyptian activists have already sent messages of solidarity to the Occupy Wall Street protesters. Over in Oakland, tweets report that protesters chanted, “We are Tahrir Square!”

The links between the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street are real, as Amy Goodman observes in The Guardian.

In Oakland, a chain-link fence at the plaza where the activists are gathered has come down as the crowd has re-occupied the Frank Ogawa Plaza (sfappeal.com website).

A general assembly of some 3000 activists is calling for a a city-wide strike on 2 November.

The assembly also discussed the case of activist Scott Olsen, a former Marine who served two tours in Iraq, who suffered a fractured skull after being struck by a police projectile during a demonstration on Tuesday night. Police used tear and flash-bang canisters but denied they used rubber bullets, as claimed by some. Hopefully, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch will highlight this case and condemn the police brutality towards the peaceful protesters.

Why did the police crack down on what was essentially a peaceful protest? Was it to scare others from joining in and so that the mainstream media could discredit the Occupy movement as a ‘violent’ mob, as the Daily Kos reports? Does that sound familiar to us in Malaysia?

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Ong Eu Soon

“Why did the police crack down on what was essentially a peaceful protest? ”

– They are learning from Malaysia police!

Andrew I

We are truly on our way to becoming a hub of educational excellence.

Abuya

Was ex-IGP Rahim Noor’s Perkasa speech warning of “a human rights wave” an open proxy shot in a battle of three Malaysian Prime Ministers?

The speech was immediately endorsed by his former boss Tun Dr. Mahathir (tok dalang?), who could be worried about human rights after witnessing the rise of people power that put a fatal end to Gaddafi?.

tunglang

All the poor and exploited human workers, where ever they are, in Tahrir Square, in Oakland or in the back lane sweat factories of Shenzhen, have one thing in common: survival of their immediate tomorrow. They work day and night to earn 3 decent meals for their families. They can’t imagine thinking of seafood restaurants, fast food meals or thematic dine and wine of the rich and famous. Even to eat at the roadsides or back lanes, to some is a ‘luxury’. Forget about iPad, Blueberry or i-anything of digital luxuries. For more than 2 decades, income levels the world… Read more »