“Police Fire Tear Gas at Occupy Protesters in Oakland” (NY Times)


Members of #Occupy Movement were forcefully confronted and arrested by riot police this morning in Oakland, CA as they triend to re-enter a space they had been removed from. 

  – NYTimes full story with photographs and video here.

   – More detail from the Huffington Post here.


*Images and video from this morning are quite intense.

Austin Lord

Austin Lord is a graduate student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, focusing in Political Ecology and Environmental Anthropology with an area concentration in Himalayan Studies. His ongoing research concerns processes of social and spatial change in areas affected by hydropower development in Nepal, with a particular focus on changing livelihoods and shifting patterns of migration and mobility. Austin spent over six months conducting fieldwork within Nepal during 2012 and 2013, focusing specifically on the upper watersheds of the Trishuli and Tamakoshi rivers, and he plans to return to Nepal in 2014-2015 to continue and expand this work. Prior to attending Yale, Austin studied Hydrology at Portland State University and received an A.B. in Economics and Studio Art from Dartmouth College. A broader collection of his photographic work (from Nepal and elsewhere) can be found at www.austinlord.com.

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