Thursday, November 17, 2011

"Occupy Seattle: Octogenarian activist Dorli Rainey on being pepper-sprayed by Seattle police, importance of activism" (with video)

"Countdown" (, with video (09:26):
Eighty-four-year-old activist Dorli Rainey tells Keith about her experience getting pepper-sprayed by the police during an Occupy Seattle demonstration and the need to take action and spread the word of the Occupy movement. She cites the advice of the late Catholic nun and activist Jackie Hudson to “take one more step out of your comfort zone” as an inspiration, saying, “It would be so easy to say, ‘Well I’m going to retire, I’m going to sit around, watch television or eat bonbons,’ but somebody’s got to keep ’em awake and let ’em know what is really going on in this world.”
H/t to Revel Smith.

Howie P.S.: Dorli puts the Occupy Movement in historical context by recounting her experiences living in Nazi Germany. She gets in a few jabs at the tunnel project that is under construction on the Seattle waterfront to replace the Alaska Way Viaduct.

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