8 Ways to Stay Safe at Occupy Wall Street's One-Year Anniversary Protests
2011 and 2012 may go down as the years in American history when political dissent became a criminal activity. The police crackdown began with the mass arrest on the Brooklyn Bridge and police brutality, followed by the evictions of Occupy encampments and the passage of the NDAA, which allows for the indefinite detainment of American citizens. This year has brought FBI raids, grand jury subpoenas, government-manufactured terror plots, surveillance of activists, and protest-related criminal convictions resulting in prison time. Dissenting voices are carrying loud and clear to the ears of the rich and powerful, and in turn, the powerful are waging an all-out assault against any who choose to resist.