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Friday November 4, 2011       7:43pm EDT

A former U.S. Army Ranger and Occupy Oakland protester was in intensive care on Friday after a veterans group said he was beaten by police during clashes with demonstrators this week.

The veteran, identified as Kayvan Sabeghi, was the second former American serviceman during the past two weeks to be badly hurt in confrontations between anti-Wall Street protesters and police in Oakland.

The group Iraq Veterans Against the War said Sabeghi was detained during disturbances that erupted late on Wednesday in downtown Oakland and was charged with resisting arrest and remaining present at the place of a riot.

Highland General Hospital confirmed that Sabeghi was a patient in the intensive care unit there.

Brian Kelly, who co-owns a brew pub with Sabeghi, said his business partner served as an Army Ranger in Iraq and Afghanistan. He said Sabeghi told him he was arrested and beaten by a group of policemen as he was leaving the protest to go home.

“He told me he was in the hospital with a lacerated spleen and that the cops had jumped him,” Kelly said. “They put him in jail, and he told them he was injured, and they denied him medical treatment for about 18 hours.”

The Oakland Police Department did not immediately return calls seeking comment. Sabeghi’s name was listed by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office as one of more than 100 people arrested that night.

The veterans group said in a statement that police struck Sabeghi with nightsticks on his hands, shoulders, ribs and back, and that in addition to a lacerated spleen he suffered from internal bleeding.

Clashes between police and demonstrators broke out in the early morning hours of Thursday in downtown Oakland following a day of mostly peaceful rallies and marches citywide against economic inequality and police brutality.

The Port of Oakland was forced to shut down during those demonstrations, sparked in part by the severe injury of another former serviceman, ex-Marine Scott Olsen, during a confrontation with police last week.

Olsen’s injury became a rallying cry for the anti-Wall Street protest movement nationwide.

from:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/04/us-protests-oakland-veteran-idUSTRE7A37A820111104

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Kayvan Sabeghi

217415 1125789         53

 

his path of destiny  = 53 = Principles.  Confrontations.  Warrior.  Fighting for the truth.

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Occupy-gas

November 3, 2011       12:58 am

Police in riot gear in Oakland reportedly were firing projectiles, possibly tear
gas, at protesters early Thursday near the downtown area, according to a media
report.

The Oakland Tribune said there were reports of tear gas being used
near 17th Street and Broadway.

Earlier, Occupy Oakland protesters used tires, garbage cans and and pallets
to build a makeshift barricade at 16th and Broadway, near a vacant office they
had taken over, according to the Tribune.

PHOTOS: Occupy protests around the nation

About 50 officers appeared to be organizing at 20th Street and San Pablo. The
agencies include the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department, which brought a bus
used for transporting prisoners.

Police were observed donning helmets and readying handcuffs. Some of them
were preparing to get into white vans, the Tribune reported in a live blog from the scene.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/11/occupy-oakland.html

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Occupy Oakland began on October 10th, 2011 according
to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_Oakland

October 10th, 2011

10 + 10 +2+0+1+1 = 24 = Occupy Oakland’s life lesson = what Occupy Oakland’s
here to learn = In charge.  Taking charge.  Getting people to clean up their act.

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October 10th, 2011

10 + 10 = 20 = Occupy Oakland’s core number = Turning point.  Follow your conscience.

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October 10th, 2011

10 + 10 +2+0+1+1 = 24 = Occupy Oakland’s personal year (from October 10th,
2011 to October 9th, 2012) = In charge.  Taking charge.  Getting people to clean up their act.

24 year + 10 (October) = 34 = Occupy Oakland’s personal month (from October
10th, 2011 to November 9th, 2011) = Bonfire.  Tear gas.  Generating a buzz.  Lashing out in anger. Things happen really quickly.

34 month + 2 (2nd of the month on Wednesday November 2nd, 2011) = 36 =
Occupy Oakland’s personal day = Abuse of power.

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9

A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Occupy Oakland

633377 6123154        51

 

Occupy Oakland’s path of destiny = 51 = The police.  The government.  Officials.  Citizens.  Electorate.  Harsh.  Brutal.  Merciless.  Weapons.

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Tasha Casini is one of the wounded Occupy Oakland protesters

October 26, 2011      3:16 pm

An Occupy Oakland protester injured in the clash with police Tuesday night showed off a massive bruise Wednesday that she said she received in a direct hit from a rubber bullet.

Tasha Casini, 22, had been among the protesters camping at Oakland’s central plaza since Oct. 13.

Police said they did not use rubber bullets in the clash with protesters but many of the demonstrators said they had the bruises to prove otherwise.

PHOTOS: Occupy Oakland protest

“It was an anti-repression march,” Casini said of the demonstration, noting that she saw no violence from protesters.

Casini was wounded when she returned with others to try to retake the plaza after the “second or third order to disperse.”

A woman in the crowd was hit by a projectile fired by police, she said. As Casini rushed to help the unconscious demonstrator, she was struck in the back of the thigh.

A flash grenade landed right next to the downed woman’s face, and those trying to assist her were forced to flee.

Casini acknowledged that an officer a few blocks away had been hit with a paintball but said she was appalled at the force of the police response given the overall peaceful nature of the action.

Others seemed to agree. Leandra Johnson, 36, of El Sobrante stood in the intersection at the plaza, holding a sign reading: “We Have the Right to Peaceful Assembly” as motorists honked in support.

It was the mother of five’s first outing in support of the movement.

“Last night is the reason I’m here today, and it’ll be the reason I’m here tomorrow,” she said. “We have dictators falling around the world, and we support peaceful protest in those places, and this happens here.”

She called Oakland’s tactics “very disappointing.”

Richard Rossman, 83, said he and his wife joined other “old farts” in peaceful protest every Monday in Berkeley, where they live, to call for taxation of “the richest Americans.”

He said he thought the Occupy Oakland camp could have been disassembled more effectively.

He noted that Oakland’s gathering had taken on a disturbing flavor, marred by drinking, drugs, trash and violence and a large number of homeless people and others who incited conflict.

San Francisco’s action, which he visited early on, was more “joyful,” with a zero-tolerance policy for drinking and littering, he noted.

“I think it [Occupy Oakland] needed to be removed, but it could have been done in a different way,” he said, with more outreach from city leaders and public health officials.

Oakland city officials, however, insist they tried to work cooperatively with the camp and got nowhere. They were planning a news conference for later in the day to discuss police actions.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/10/occupy-oakland-damage-clash-police.html

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Occupy Oakland began on October 10th, 2011 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_Oakland

October 10th, 2011

10 + 10 +2+0+1+1 = 24 = Occupy Oakland’s life lesson = what Occupy Oakland’s here to learn = In charge.  Taking charge.  Getting people to clean up their act.

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October 10th, 2011

10 + 10 = 20 = Occupy Oakland’s core number = Turning point.

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October 10th, 2011

10 + 10 +2+0+1+1 = 24 = Occupy Oakland’s personal year (from October 10th, 2011 to October 9th, 2012) = In charge.  Taking charge.  Getting people to clean up their act.

24 year + 10 (October) = 34 = Occupy Oakland’s personal month (from October 10th, 2011 to November 9th, 2011) = Generating a buzz.  Lashing out in anger.  Things happen really quickly.  Direct hit from a rubber bullet.

34 month + 26 (26th of the month on Wednesday October 26th, 2011) = 60 = Occupy Oakland’s personal day = Revolutionary.  Thinking outside of the box.  Moving forward.

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using the number/letter grid:
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Occupy Oakland

633377 6123154        51

 

Occupy Oakland’s path of destiny = 51 = The police.  The government.  Officials.  Citizens.  Electorate.  Harsh.  Brutal.  Merciless.  Weapons.

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File:Jean Quan at Lake Merritt during her Campaign for Mayor.jpg

October 29, 2011

When Jean Quan was an undergraduate, she once sat for 10 hours inside Sproul Hall at the University of California, Berkeley, demanding better treatment for minority students. As a community activist, she helped unionize hospital workers and organized parents in a poor neighborhood of West Oakland.

At another time, Ms. Quan, the mayor of Oakland, might have joined the hundreds of protesters who have camped out near City Hall as part of Occupy Oakland. Instead, she is now a focus of their wrath. Late Thursday night, protesters chased her from a rally, shouting “Go home,” and refusing to let her speak. The protesters were reacting to her decision to shut down the encampment, which led to a night of street violence on Tuesday, with police unleashing tear gas on the demonstrators. Ms. Quan said the area had become unsanitary and unsafe.

“She raided us. People are hurt for no reason,” said Adam Jordan, an Occupy Oakland organizer, alluding to several people who were injured, including an Iraq war veteran who sustained a severe head wound. “She’s the establishment.”

Ms. Quan’s transformation from one of the more progressive mayors in the country into an object of Occupy Oakland’s scorn has left her isolated and weakened politically. Even her closest friends and supporters questioned her judgment. Dan Siegel, Ms. Quan’s legal adviser who has known her since her days at Berkeley, said he briefly considered resigning over the raid.

But instead of giving in, Ms. Quan is trying to win back the support of the protest community she once called her own.

On Friday, hours after she fled the rally, Ms. Quan said she would not resign. She apologized for a second time and sought to align herself with the Occupy movement, which claims to represent the 99 percent who they say are shut out of a political process that caters to corporations.

“Oakland is definitely part of this 99 percent,” Ms. Quan said.

On Thursday, Ms. Quan had reversed herself and allowed the protesters to resettle in Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, despite the fact that Oakland, facing a $76 million budget deficit, spent an estimated $1 million on cleanup costs and police overtime during the Occupy protest, according to finance officials.

Three-dozen tents were spread across the plaza on Friday morning; there were 150 before Tuesday’s raid. Phil Horne, a San Francisco attorney, was handing out yellow leaflets asking people to sign a petition to recall Ms. Quan as mayor. Her actions last week erased her accomplishments as an activist, he said.

Edwin, a 23-year-old office assistant from San Mateo who declined to give his last name out of concern he would lose his job, said he regretted that Ms. Quan had not been allowed to speak to the protesters. But he said he was not sure whether to forgive her.

“I’m willing to give her a second chance because of her history,” he said. “But if she continues to do what she’s been doing the last two days, I think she needs to go.”

Ms. Quan, who got her start in activism as an undergraduate at Berkeley, clearly has a lot of work to do in order to regain her anti-establishment credibility.

At Berkeley, she gained experience working with the Third World Liberation Front, whose efforts on behalf of minority students led to the establishment of the university’s ethnic studies program.

After graduation, Ms. Quan moved to Hong Kong, New York and Los Angeles, working in the labor movement. In 1980, she returned to the Bay Area and led a campaign against the Ku Klux Klan after five anti-Klan protesters were killed in Greensboro, N.C.

In the mid-1980s, Ms. Quan, who by then had two children with her husband, Floyd Huen, helped elect several progressive candidates to the Oakland school board. She then ran herself, and later became school board president before being elected to the City Council.

Mr. Siegel, her legal adviser, said part of her strength as an activist and politician is her tireless approach.

“When Jean runs for office and knocks on doors, the joke that people make is that they’ll vote for her because she won’t leave,” he said. “She’s not afraid when it gets dark, she’s not afraid when there’s an angry dog or if she’s in a sketchy neighborhood. She’s not afraid of a couple of angry people in the plaza.”

Ms. Quan often speaks in short forceful spurts. Since her upset victory last November, which made her the city’s first Asian-American mayor, she has sought to impose a progressive agenda on Oakland, but she has been stymied by polarizing politics, a struggling economy and her city’s 16 percent unemployment rate.

She often clashed with the police, recommending community organizing to offset a police force decimated by budget cuts. On Oct. 11, Chief Anthony Batts abruptly resigned. While he did not blame Ms. Quan directly, he said bureaucracy and micromanaging by city officials had made it impossible for him to do his job.

Long-time allies have encouraged Ms. Quan to embrace Occupy Oakland. Josie Camacho, executive director of the Alameda Labor Council, said she told Ms. Quan: “If we let this movement continue, we will have a lot of pride for stepping out there. And we will have your back. You have to look at things differently.”

Ms. Camacho said it was important to help build the movement, and allow people to stay where they want to stay. “When do you see homeless and students and families come together in a shared space?” she said. “At some point you have to take a risk and at some point you have to take a stand.”

On Thursday, Ms. Quan released a video in which she addressed the protesters directly and emphasized her background as an activist.

“We are a nation in crisis,” she said. “Oakland more than most cities faces budget cuts, unemployment and foreclosures. We are also a Progressive city. And as a long-time civil rights activist and union organizer I want my City to support the movement.”

On Friday, after fleeing from the rally, Ms. Quan decided she would not let up. She continued to court the protesters.

“This is a tough job,” she said. “I wanted to talk to them. I still want to talk to them and we stand ready to talk to them any time.”

from:  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/us/Oakland-Protests-Test-Mayor-Jean-Quan-Activist-Background.html

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Jean Quan was born on October 21st, 1949 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Quan

October 21st, 1949

10 + 21 +1+9+4+9 = 54 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Observing.  Dialogue.  Asking questions.  Thinking quickly.  Mental agility.  Things are not as they appear.

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October 21st, 1949

October 21st

10 + 21 +2+0+1+1 = 35 = her personal year (from October 21st, 2011 to October 20th, 2012) = Standing ready.

35 year + 10 (October) = 45 = her personal month (from October 21st, 2011 to November 20th, 2011) = Apologies.  Investigation.  This is a tough job.

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October 26, 2011      3:30 pm

Occupy Oakland organizers are planning to hold a peaceful vigil Wednesday afternoon for Scott Olsen, 24, a former Marine who was injured during protests Tuesday night.

Olsen served two tours of duty in Iraq and was hit in the head Tuesday by what may have been a tear gas canister, according to Dottie Guy, Bay Area chapter president of Iraq Veterans Against the War. (Warning: The above YouTube video, which shows Olsen, contains profanity at the end.)

Guy said her group saw a Twitter photo of a bleeding Olsen and tracked him down at Oakland’s Highland Hospital, where he is in serious but stable condition. [Updated at 4:05 p.m.: Hospital spokesman Curt Olsen (no relation) said his condition was upgraded Wednesday afternoon from critical to “critical but stable.”]

PHOTOS: Occupy Oakland protest

The group issued a news release saying that he sustained a skull fracture “after being shot in the head with a police projectile.”

Keith Shannon, who deployed with Olsen to Iraq said in a statement: “Scott was marching with the 99% because he felt corporations and banks had too much control over our government, and that they weren’t being held accountable for their role in the economic downturn, which caused so many people to lose their jobs and their homes.”

Interim Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said Tuesday night that the tear gas and other measures were necessary because some in the crowd were throwing bottles, paint, eggs and other objects at officers.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/10/occupy-oakland-vigil-marine-injured.html

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Occupy Oakland began on October 10th, 2011 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_Oakland

October 10th, 2011

10 + 10 +2+0+1+1 = 24 = Occupy Oakland’s life lesson = what Occupy Oakland’s here to learn = In charge. Taking charge. Getting people to clean up their act.

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October 10th, 2011

10 + 10 = 20 = Occupy Oakland’s core number = Turning point.

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October 10th, 2011

10 + 10 +2+0+1+1 = 24 = Occupy Oakland’s personal year (from October 10th, 2011 to October 9th, 2012) = In charge. Taking charge. Getting people to clean up their act.

24 year + 10 (October) = 34 = Occupy Oakland’s personal month (from October 10th, 2011 to November 9th, 2011) = Volatile.  Generating a buzz. Lashing out in anger. Things happen really quickly. Direct hit from a rubber bullet.

34 month + 26 (26th of the month on Wednesday October 26th, 2011) = 60 = Occupy Oakland’s personal day = Revolutionary. Thinking outside of the box. Moving forward.

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using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

 

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

 

 

Scott Olsen

13622 63155        34

 

his path of destiny = 34 = Hit in the head Tuesday by what may have been a tear gas canister.  Shot in the head with a police projectile.  Things happened really quickly.  Generating a buzz.

[Because it is Occupy Oakland’s 34 month and Scott Olsen has a 34 path of destiny, you can see how the volatile interaction lead to being hit with a projectile.]

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