Scenes from #opBART: video of the Civic Center protests

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Protesters shut down afternoon rush hour BART operations on Aug. 15 as part of a campaign by international hacker group Anonymous in response to the transit agency's unprecedented move to shut off cell service to prevent a protest. Here's footage from underground at Civic Center Station, and on the street as stranded commuters sought a way home:

Video by Shawn Gaynor

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"Here's footage from underground at Civic Center Station, and on the street as stranded commuters sought a way home."

- Shawn Gaynor

If the footage is indicative of the response of people who use BART, the protestors have struck out again. The BART users do not seem to be favorably impressed by the action.

Then again, that was never the aim of the protestors, right?

Their goal was to act out, regardless of the consequences, right?

Protest without intelligence is like a ship without a navigator. You get a lot of movement that goes nowhere.

Posted by Arthur Evans on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 9:05 am

Anyone care to join me in my outrage?

Posted by Walt on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 10:08 am

Someone mentioned Verizon. Keep reading...

Most people are sheep and will support the Establishment, the status-quo. They don't care that corporations are ruining the planet along with governments where the corporations run the government through the la basura politicians who work for them. I would expect most people to resent the protesters yesterday because the zombie sheep have been "inconvenienced." Terrible, isn't it! Ha! They've been temporarily forced to think about something that matters. Up until this protest, the sheep chose not to think about this or didn't care about it because it didn't affect them, they think. Most people deserve what's coming, because most people are the problem. Most people are mindless sheep:

Check this out:

US House Committee Approves Internet Snooping Bill
July 29, 2011
From the article...
In a nutshell, the law would force internet service providers (ISPs) such as Verizon and Comcast to store one year's worth of each and every customer's web-usage data. A last-minute rewrite made the bill even more intrusive than it was when first introduced. This means ISPs will be forced to store:
Pageload history
Login credentials
Buying patterns
Credit card info
Basically, everything you do online. If we were data thieves, we'd be licking our chops right now.

http://tinyurl.com/4yd8drr

Meanwhile, while most on here sit here and argue over nothing in the big scheme of things, THIS goes on and not a whimper anywhere about it. Some people need to go back and read history. And of course, others won't get it, so don't bother trying to get it. You're hopeless. You're just here to argue over nothing.

Posted by Jorge Orwell 1984 on Aug. 16, 2011 @ 2:46 pm

And this movement of the people is never popular in that it takes risks to bring to light todays social inequities. None of you who prosper from the mad game of capitalism will ever understand what it is to see your own brother shot coldly by the police in front of your eyes for no criminal reason. Activists who are not engaged in civil-disobedience are still being violently targeted by the police for nothing more than engaging in research about police brutality: Guy Jarreau's mother in Vallejo, for example... Fly Benzo in San Francisco's Bay View... if nobody stands up to protect our neighbors, then this country doesn't stand a chance at upholding our freedom against Tyranny!

Posted by Guest on Aug. 17, 2011 @ 12:10 am

Some comments on your post above, Guest –

You say:

“This is the Civil-Rights movement!!!”

Civil-rights movements succeed when they take the moral high ground. When they engage in tactics that the public regards as unjust, their own call for justice gets lost.

You say:

“it takes risks to bring to light todays social inequities.”

It also takes intelligence.

You say:

“None of you who prosper from the mad game of capitalism will ever understand what it is to see your own brother shot coldly by the police in front of your eyes for no criminal reason.”

If you really believe that no one can ever understand your experiences, then you will never succeed in convincing others to join your cause. Which means you are doomed to failure.

You say:

“if nobody stands up to protect our neighbors, then this country doesn't stand a chance at upholding our freedom against Tyranny!”

If you stand up in a way that is stupid and counterproductive, what good are you?

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