daily kaddish: for the occupiers killed in the line of civic duty


It started with Occupy Wall Street, and it spread. Occupy Just About Everywhere movements, representing the 99%, those of us who are not the 1% top wealthiest Americans for whom it seems just about all laws and especially tax laws are written. And then began the crackdowns—one clumsy, dispiriting attempt after another by local authorities to clear parks of unkempt campers in the name of—

Well, who really cares what the excuse was? We all know that it’s really in the name of ending the embarrassment and shutting down the conversation before people realize how much sense they’re making. And at least one protestor in Oakland, my home town, is now dead as a result of the misguided crackdown led by the mayor I voted for.

Everything about this story is wrong.

About erin

Erin Vang, PMP, BMus, MMus, is Owner and Principal Pragmatist of the consultancy Global Pragmatica LLC®, offering custom JMP scripting, localization program management, and facilitative leadership services. She is also an orchestral horn player who freelances in the San Francisco Bay Area and plays assorted brass for the celebrated dance bands Midnight Smørgåsbord and contraPtion. More about Erin…
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