The People’s Record Memorial Day Dedication 
Veteran Scott Olsen: “We’re going forward.” 
Former Marine and Iraq War Veteran Scott Olsen has dealt with innumerable aftershocks once he came home from overseas. His became an outspoken opponent of the war when he joined Veterans for Peace and became a part of Occupy Oakland in 2011. 
Still dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, Olsen was hit by a beanbag projectile during a confrontation with the Oakland Police at an Occupy Oakland action in October 2011. He suffered from a serious skull fracture and could not speak for two weeks.
Last weekend at the NATO Summit demonstrations, Olsen and dozens of other veterans threw their medals of honor in opposition to all wars. He wore a helmet as he marched with other protesters in the streets of Chicago and still struggles with his speech daily.
"I’m going to make every effort I can to show them that we’re doing the right thing, we’re in the right, and no matter what they do to any of us, we’ve got each other’s backs, and we’re going forward." 
Click here for a complete list of The People’s Record’s Memorial Day dedications.

The People’s Record Memorial Day Dedication 

Veteran Scott Olsen: “We’re going forward.” 

Former Marine and Iraq War Veteran Scott Olsen has dealt with innumerable aftershocks once he came home from overseas. His became an outspoken opponent of the war when he joined Veterans for Peace and became a part of Occupy Oakland in 2011. 

Still dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, Olsen was hit by a beanbag projectile during a confrontation with the Oakland Police at an Occupy Oakland action in October 2011. He suffered from a serious skull fracture and could not speak for two weeks.

Last weekend at the NATO Summit demonstrations, Olsen and dozens of other veterans threw their medals of honor in opposition to all wars. He wore a helmet as he marched with other protesters in the streets of Chicago and still struggles with his speech daily.

"I’m going to make every effort I can to show them that we’re doing the right thing, we’re in the right, and no matter what they do to any of us, we’ve got each other’s backs, and we’re going forward." 

Click here for a complete list of The People’s Record’s Memorial Day dedications.

The People’s Record Memorial Day Dedication

We wholeheartedly endorse Democracy Now!'s choice of their Memorial Day special. So along with this video, we would like to acknowledge and congratulate this Memorial Day, all those veterans who threw off their medals as an act against the United States' imperialist wars during the NATO protests.

Click here for a complete list of The People’s Record’s Memorial Day dedications.

Who’s Who of the Occupy Movement: Jean Quan, mayor of Oakland, California
On Oct. 25, Mayor Quan authorized more than 500 police officers to use tear gas, rubber bullets and batons to evict the Occupy Oakland camp. Hundreds of demonstrators were injured, including veteran Scott Olsen, who was hospitalized with fractures to his skull. 
These authorizations came to force her legal advisor Dan Siegel, and Deputy Mayor Sharon Cornu, to resign. Later that day, nearly 1,000 marched in solidarity with the protesters who had been victims of police brutality and who had been evicted from the camp. The livestream of all these events were witnessed by more than 60,000 viewers. 
Quan made the news again when she admitted during a BBC interview that a network of 18 city mayors coordinated to evict occupations across the country.
A petition to recall Quan’s position is currently in its third draft to qualify the measure for a November 2012 ballot vote. 
-G.Razo

Who’s Who of the Occupy Movement: Jean Quan, mayor of Oakland, California

On Oct. 25, Mayor Quan authorized more than 500 police officers to use tear gas, rubber bullets and batons to evict the Occupy Oakland camp. Hundreds of demonstrators were injured, including veteran Scott Olsen, who was hospitalized with fractures to his skull. 

These authorizations came to force her legal advisor Dan Siegel, and Deputy Mayor Sharon Cornu, to resign. Later that day, nearly 1,000 marched in solidarity with the protesters who had been victims of police brutality and who had been evicted from the camp. The livestream of all these events were witnessed by more than 60,000 viewers. 

Quan made the news again when she admitted during a BBC interview that a network of 18 city mayors coordinated to evict occupations across the country.

A petition to recall Quan’s position is currently in its third draft to qualify the measure for a November 2012 ballot vote. 

-G.Razo