Subject: Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] NY Observer: Update: Citibank Protester Talks About Undercover Infiltration In Occupy Wall Street
From: Vince
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 10:48:03 -0400
To: "globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com" <globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com>

Not sure but I'm definitely down..

The entire underlying principle..... Infiltration, is a SERIOUS issue that needs to be brought to the forefront. The horizontal battlefield is huge. The media team along with livestream, PR, and any other working group that is involved in "releasing media" are vital limbs on this OWS body. Though I don't want to compare to the blue collar, blue shirted officers whom policy is passed down to, it's the same thing. Though they are the 99%, at the present moment they are the footsoldiers in the trenches protecting and attempting to prevent a systematic takeover of the vertical hierarchal entity that sits in the middle of our horizontal battlefield. Realistically, they feel our pain, but there on the other side of the fence currently. The collective, as Human beings, brothers and sisters but most importantly, directors, are in a  position on the battlefield to do just that, direct! We are the frontline, we are the footsoldiers in the trenches, we are the 99%, we are human, we are everywhere, we are everything .... let's all be directors but never forget that we are on each others crew.

Direct and use that power to deflect!!!!

Sorry , I just had to get that out there
 

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On Oct 21, 2011, at 10:07 AM, Michael Premo <m.premo@gmail.com> wrote:



is anyone working on the citibank piece?

Update: Citibank Protester Talks About Undercover Infiltration In Occupy Wall Street


http://www.observer.com/2011/10/citibank-protester-talks-about-undercover-infiltration-in-occupy-wall-street/

Updated at bottom

Well, this is sort of a scary story: Marshall Garrett, one of the protesters who was arrested during Saturday’s Occupy Wall Street march for trying to hold a General Assembly in Citibank, told the Village Voice what went down that day. Apparently a plainclothed cop had been very well informed of the situation ahead of time and hidden himself in the crowd.


Here’s what Mr. Garrett told the paper:
But what was unknown to us and to a lot of people that day, including those in Times Square, was that there were undercover cops already there, paid to be disruptive and to be loud. One undercover cop present [at Citi] was louder than the entire group.

How did you know he was an undercover cop?

He arrested one of the protestors outside, and slammed her into the wall, and pushed her back into the bank. We all saw him at the precinct with us. He was laughing with the fellow white shirt cops, telling them about what we’d been saying, basically. It was a bit startling how inside their information was – how they were being paid to go to these protests and put us in situations where we’d be arrested and not be able to leave.

Now, it didn’t require a lot of researching to figure out Occupy Wall Street’s plans for Saturday. They had broadcasted a lot of the information out on their website, OccupyWallSt.org. But when it came down to which banks would actually be targeted for protests, you would have needed to be in Washington Square Park that day in order to be given instructions. (Protesters were split into groups and told to go and close their accounts in either Chase or Citibank.)

So either the Washington Square Park police were able to find out and radio ahead to plainclothes detectives which locations to situate themselves in, or the Occupy Wall Street movement has a couple of NYPD detectives moving inside of their ranks already. Or, Option C, as presented in the blog Red Green and Blue: the kids that were planning the runs on the bank just talked too much about it on social networks.

Update: Or, you know, the cops could have figured it out from Thomas Ryan, who has been forwarding all the Occupy Wall Street listserve information to the FBI, NYPD, and Andrew Breitbart.




Michael Premo

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