Occupy Seattle: Octogenarian activist Dorli Rainey on being pepper-sprayed by Seattle police, importance of activism

Eighty-four-year-old activist Dorli Rainey tells Keith about her experience getting pepper-sprayed by the police during an Occupy Seattle demonstration and the need to take action and spread the word of the Occupy movement. She cites the advice of the late Catholic nun and activist Jackie Hudson to “take one more step out of your comfort zone” as an inspiration, saying, “It would be so easy to say, ‘Well I’m going to retire, I’m going to sit around, watch television or eat bonbons,’ but somebody’s got to keep ’em awake and let ’em know what is really going on in this world.”

Oakland PD throws exploding gas canister into group helping an injured protester at OccupyOakland

Noam Chomsky speaks at Occupy Boston (part 1 of 3)

Watch Part Two

Watch Part Three

(Note: the first video is a bit squeaky since he is using two microphones, but the others are much better.)

Bill Maher gives his take on #OCCUPYWALLSTREET and Occupy DC (Real Time with Bill Maher, 21 October 2011)

"We The People Have Found Our Voice" - by Iva Radivojevic and Martyna Starosta


NYPD officer states “my nightstick’s gonna get a workout tonight, hopefully” before #OCCUPYWALLSTREET march (5 October 2011)


Police brutality! NYPD beating and pepper spraying #OCCUPYWALLSTREET protesters (5 October 2011)


MSNBC’s “Up with Chris Hayes” — A great discussion about #OCCUPYWALLSTREET, covering everything from media bias to how the General Assembly works.