Cracking Down

From Oakland:

From Atlanta:

Watching all of this, I think of those lines from Woody Guthrie's 1944 version of "This Land Is Your Land" that nobody likes to remember:

There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me,
Sign was painted said, "Private Property"
But on the back side it didn't say nothing,
This land was made for you and me.

and he added these lines:

Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking that freedom highway;
Nobody living can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me.

In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple;
By the relief office, I'd seen my people.
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking,
Is this land made for you and me?

And so I ask the old socialist question, whose economy is it?
And I could further ask, if it's not mine, or if I have no share in it, then why should I care?


The young man injured in the top video is Scott Olsen, 24, an Iraq War veteran. A tear gas canister hit him square in the head and he is now hospitalized in critical condition with a fractured skull.


Unedited tape by a teargassed protester in Oakland. Warning, unedited.