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Occupy Oakland Debates the Question of Non-Violence

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The Occupy movement has changed the way Americans view political activism. And there’s a raging debate over what tactics should be used. On Thursday, December 15th, Oaklanders gathered at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland to discuss how best to Bring The Walls Down.

Watch the resulting video on diversity of tactics and what Occupy needs to move forward.


Hear the full show and see testimony footage.

Featuring: Starhawk, global justice activist and author; Rev. Phil Lawson, Methodist minister, and civil rights activist; Josh Shepherd, Navy veteran and Iraq veterans Against the War activist; Kazu Haga, Kingian Nonviolence trainer; Matthew Edwards, Iraq war conscientious objector, Melissa Merin, human rights activist; Paolo, organizer and Occupy Oakland participant; Sean O’Brien, DASW organizer; Rahula Janowski, moderator.

Author: ireneflorez

Bogotá-born, Oakland-based media bee.

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