CORPORATIONS ATTEMPT TO STIFLE PEACEFUL PROTEST—CANNOT
CORPORATIONS APPLE?, GOOGLE?, (TOO COWARDLY TO ID)! WHAT A DISGUSTING ATTEMPT TO BULLY AND QUELL A PEACEFUL PROTEST! SHAMEFUL BEHAVIOR! AN EMBARRASSING EXHIBITION OF TECH CONTROL!
This protest was greatly successful and revealing! See an enlightening recap on our new anti-corporate, halt the disgusting destruction of what-was-once-a-city-deep-of-independent-artistic-personal- expression blog! Let’s rock!
The vast majority of buses rerouted! An insider (Mr. A) tells me he called it in when he saw the posters, as do others.
2) CORPORATE GOONS UNLEASHED ON PEACEFUL PROTEST, EMBARRASSING THIER OWNERS
The corporate security goons (perhaps Apple, Google…wouldn’t ID themselves) attempting to intimidate a peaceful protest! Come see them interact frequently and closely with the police. The SFPD were wonderfully respectful. But, kinda’ scary they have a close relationship with private corporate security. Errr…separation of corporation and City?! WHY ARE CORPORATE REPRESENTATIVES SO BUDDY-BUDDY WITH THE SFPD?! EERIE!
See them scurry when a camera is pulled out (though we didn’t mind any of their many recording sources), claiming, “No don’t take my picture—I’m not involved in this!” Huh?
When asked if they were “with the protest?” They merely said, “No—we’re just hanging out…” lol Pathetic. Top-level operatives, these guys are not.
And get this: as I’m walking down the sidewalk, the big guy with the hat bumps into me and my sign in a highshool-type shoulder bump maneuver! No kidding! He’s like eight times my size, we’re picketing peacefully with folks up to their mid-70’s, and the corporate goons are trying to muscle us! DISGUSTING!
Rather than take the bait, I approached the office who was sparked in his private-looking vehicle and told him what happened, and that this guy was hovering over us with his arms crossed trying to bully and stifle a peaceful protest. He said he’d, “Talk to him,” at which point one left, and the two others went to the other corner.
They can’t send one decent representative to view the situation fairly, and sit down with us for coffee to peacefully discuss the matter, but they can allot a total of five SFPD officers throughout the morning, and three corporate goons. Great way to be welcomed by your neighbors! Really smart thinkin’ there….absolute corporate genius! A raise for that one! Overtake the community, force and muscle people around, and expect good relations. This is what happens when a few corporations attempt to control everything.
Come see signs telling of a “peaceful protest” ripped down by techies and corporate security goons! First they control the Internet voice, then they try to suppress the most personal of efforts. Sick censorship, man—really an embarrassment to them.
4) ALSO SEE:
Drivers pulling up and invading private property under our windows at 6am to drop people off! Great respect! Thanks folks! It isn’t as if we’re trying to live here or anything—just help yourselves! It’s all for you!
5) AND REALLY GREAT STUFF! TECHIE YELLS AT ME—I GET MAD. DON’T FUCK WITH A JOURNALIST. SO… (AKA What a difference a day makes)
Monday am I have the flu. Can’t sleep ‘cuz of these f’ing buses. We all know how horrible it is when you can’t sleep when you’re ill.
One of the techies yells, “Oh give me a break—I’ve lived here for 20 years!” WTF I think?! Well, A) I was BORN here…hello! ,and B) What the f does that mean?! The longer you’ve lived here, the more you should be ashamed of what you’re party to!
So, that was it. I’m a Photojournalist for s’s sake…that’s all I can take. Contacts out through the day….connect connect brainstorm….
11:22 pm emails to all SF press contacts
5:30am KRON4 News van pulls up outside, “covering this issue about the tech buses.”
Seriously–six hour response. Great stuff! Now THAT was fulfilling! LOL I hope that person was out there that morning—I think she was…hope she learned her lesson.
MANY RIDERS SUPPORTIVE!
Many riders told us, “We agree-we’re with you. Keep it up man!” Seriously. The horror of this for the neighborhood is not lost on them. You can see in their eyes, and often in their words and gestures, that they are also uncomfortable. Time for a change so everyone can feel at peace.
COME VIEW THE “GREAT WALL OF SHAME” PAGE!
Paying homage to all those who lack understanding, and further the divide!
…and much more to come!