Foreign Intelligence Briefing #383: #Occupy Police Crackdown Coming To #Vancouver?

Are these recent scenes from Oakland, CA – with all the tear gas, flash bangs, rubber bullets and 120 arrests – next for the #OccupyVancouver folks camped out on the VAG’s front lawn? The violent evictions are on the ascendant (see also Chicago and Melbourne), and in China, from the annals of You Know You’re On To Something When…, authorities have banned the word “occupy” on all search engines and micro-blogging services. Let’s hope that Mayor Gregor sticks to his words: “We have to be patient with this. It’s happening all over the world in hundreds and hundreds of cities. We can’t expect a miracle overnight here. We cannot provoke violence and chaos in our city.” Wanna bet?

There are 2 comments

On Comforting the Rich at a Yacht Club and the Imminent End of Wing’s Cafe

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr sees springtime gas price lamentations and explains things to a German dishwasher.

On Dish Pigs, Sugar Baby Arrangements and the Joy of Watching Home Sales Fall

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr learns of a fisherman being terrible and the death of a local punk legend.

On Airbnb Still Sucking and the Donnelly Group Getting Ready to Ruin Weed

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr finds No Fun silliness in Burnaby and taxes doing what they're supposed to do.

On the Death of Robson St. and Remembering When Governments Built Great Things

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr finds drive-thru blessings and wonders at non-profit dentistry.