On December 12, 1906 Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Roosevelt was awarded the prize for his work negotiating the Treaty of Portsmouth ending the Russo-Japanese War in 1905.
Theodore Roosevelt, 1907
Spray anything! That’s the message coming from the makers of “less lethal” weapons like the stuff used by UC Davis cops on nonviolent protesters last week. Check out our roundup of pepper-spray machines, gigantic Tasers, and “pain compliance rounds” being sold to police departments looking for new ways to do crowd control. (And sorry if we got you humming “In Your Eyes.”)
Graphic: Follow the tweets of the Occupy movement
The Occupy movement began with a single tweet from Adbusters and has grown to more than 550,000 Twitter posts from around the world. Take a look to see where the hotspots are.
Thousands gathered in front of Oakland’s City Hall this evening in response to last night’s violent police invasion and destruction of Occupy Oakland’s camp.
Tonight, police have again used tear gas, flash grenades and rubber bullets to forcefully disperse the lawful assembly by Oaklanders. Some injuries have been reported. We will have more information as it becomes available.
At this time, this appears to be the most violent police attack on protestors since the Occupy movement began.
Meanwhile, police are reporting that they didn’t use any method like this at Occupy Oakland. I can’t get past the image of what looks like a peace sign made of shotgun shells.
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