“We are up against the strongest, well-trained militant revolutionary group that has ever assembled in America...They're worse than the brownshirts and the Communist element and the night riders and the vigilantes….[They intend] to destroy higher education in Ohio.”
- Ohio Governor James Rhodes, speaking in Kent Ohio, May 3 1970, the day before the shootings. (source Four Days in May, William A. Gordon, Prometheus Books, 1990, page 24.)
The tactic being used by law enforcement and corporate media to demonize protesters is one with a long history. The draft report by the Seattle National Lawyers Guild on the WTO Ministerial looks at this in detail, utilizing the reports of our 200 legal observers, hundreds of declarations and materials that including chat lines reserved for law enforcement officers, and descriptions of the weapons provided by the manufacturers.
Find out why the U.S. is starting to look more and more like the third world, and political protest is starting to look more and more like war.
The Report is online at:
www.nlg.org under “Protests”