Sunday, November 27, 2011

The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy | Naomi Wolf | Comment is free |

The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy | Naomi Wolf | Comment is free |

Parallels to what we have been experiencing for several months in Broome because of our efforts to protect Country, Community and Cultural Heritage. Many respected long term Broome locals have been arrested, pulled over, searched, bullied, pulled in to be questioned on highly dubious circumstances. Many people have be arrested, convicted or fined on video evidence provided to the police on a daily basis by Woodside’s private corporate mercenaries Hostile/Lockforce Services.

Woodside with the state government’s unlimited support has turned our community into a bunch of criminals with trumped up charges and highly questionable underlining motives and has reaped thousands and thousands of dollars for the state coffers in fines and infringement notices, court costs and trials.

People have been picked up in Country, told they are under arrest, taken back into town in paddy wagons, held for several hours only to be told they are un-arrested and left on the streets to find their own way back to Country. In any other situation this could be deemed as kidnapping.

Particular protectors have been targeted for police attention and Woodside has targeted specific people by demonizing them in their highly prejudice Induction Workshops that are conducted on a regular basis for all workers, contractors and even government agency representatives entering the proposed site .

Woodside has turned our beautiful community of committed people into a bunch of criminals virtually overnight and have filled it with marauding private corporate mercenaries.

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