Pepper spraying not so effective at keeping crowds away, UC Davis finds:
“I’ve never seen so many people on the UC Davis quad!” ~UC Davis Professor
The massive General Assembly at UC Davis just voted to endorse a Nov 28 general strike. By a 199-1 ratio.
From Small People Against Big Government:
What Occupy Wall Street needs to do is set a moral example. Moral examples move people to action. I am very proud of the students at UC Davis, both the ones who remained seated, heads down, and the ones in the crowd surrounding them. They vastly outnumbered the police officers. They could have torn them apart. I have no doubt that many of them wanted to. I wanted to.
But, as Gandhi and Martin Luther King so well understood, nonviolent resistance is extraordinarily powerful. It shows who holds the moral high ground. It reveals the thugs and bullies in high places for who they are. It creates sympathy and evokes principled action. It clears the way for thoughtful men and women of conscience and character to speak out for rational courses of action.
I think we have just reached a turning point.