It has been some time since BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)shut down cell service at several of their stations to squelch a planned protest against police brutality. In a press conference held later, BART justified the assault on our constitutional rights by stating that they were seeking to avoid a disruption of rail service, similar to what allegedly occurred at a previous protest.
What is more important, basic human, civil and constitutional rights, or people getting home to their middle-class lie of an existence in a timely fashion? If you read indy-media, the answer should be absurdly obvious!
THIS IS AN OBVIOUS ATTACK ON OUR CIVIL RIGHTS AND OUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY!!!
The power structure, in whatever manifestation it may appear has clearly stepped way over the line. We the people alone determine where that line is. I urge the people of the Bay area and elsewhere to stand up to this overt fascist oppression. If they shut down our communications, then we should shut down theirs. If they squelch us, then logically, we should squelch them!
Our civil liberties will continue to be eroded as long as we sit idly by, distracted by our consumerism, apathy and fear of losing our privileged place in society and the world.
This is a public service announcement from argument-zine in Portland.
Think of what you can do to show the fascists that we will not sit by and watch them usurp illegal powers. Remember that they are the forces of reaction...they need you to act first, so choose your actions wisely!
"Protest is when I say I don't like this. Resistance is when I put an end to what I don't like. Protest is when I say I refuse to go along with this anymore. Resistance is when I make sure everybody else stops going along too." -U. Meinhof