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This is NOT What Democracy Looks Like

I’m very upset this afternoon. I received word this morning that Occupy Wall Street had been raided in the middle of the night–over 200 citizens were arrested, the entire camp dismantled, and everything thrown into the trash. Three things about this event are most disturbing: 1. OWS had created a massive public library in the camp: 5,554 volumes strong. While some of the books were rescued, the vast majority of the collection was thrown into the trash. Five thousand books, gone. Knowledge, destroyed. Here is an online database of the OWS library. No matter where you stand on the political…