Occupy Berkeley City Hall encampment on October 26.
Occupy Berkeley Bank of America encampment on October 28, since consolidated.
"A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy" -- Guy Fawkes, Nov. 6, 1605
"The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities; that is, in proportion to the revenue which they respectively enjoy under the protection of the state." -- Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, 1776
"A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks." -- John C. Calhoun, May 27, 1836
" We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." -- Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis
“I shared my outrage and grave concern about the police brutality in Oakland directly with the Mayor. My thoughts go out to the injured and especially Scott Olsen. I strongly support the occupy movement and continue to stand with the peaceful protesters in this struggle for economic justice and equality.” -- Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Oct. 27, 2011