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#OccupyWallStreet Day 8: the NYPD Strikes Back

Slow motion video showing Officer Anthony Bologna (a.k.a. Tony Baloney) spraying mace into the eyes of two "kettled" (corralled) protesters.

Here's a close up of his badge:

Robocop Redux at the G20

As part of the NY Art Book Fair at P.S. 1, Deep Dish TV is screening a 30 minute film (excerpted above) on the G20 protests in Pittsburgh last week, during which the local police staged an exercise in civil suppression, gassing students on the University of Pittsburgh campus, attacking journalists and deploying acoustic weapons.

Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 7:00pm
Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 7:00pm
and throughout the three day fair

P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
Room J109

Ai Weiwei has surgery in Germany after attack by Chinese police

from Freize:

Ai Weiwei has undergone surgery for cerebral haemorrhage in a Munich hospital four weeks after being beaten up severely by Chinese policemen in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China. In previous months Weiwei had been documenting and publicizing the names of more than 5000 children who had died under collapsing, ill-constructed school buildings in the May 2008 Sichuan earthquake. The alleged attack came on 12 August, the night before he planned to attend the trial against fellow investigator and activist Tan Zuoren, who was charged with ‘subversion’.

Suffering headache since then, which had become more severe during his stay in Munich (he is there in preparation for a show at Haus der Kunst), Weiwei went for a check-up, and doctors advised an emergency operation, he told Süddeutsche Zeitung.

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