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September 27 and 26 2009
12:04AM PDT: resistg20: RT(twitter): Everybody following me take your names off your profiles. The pigs are watching
9:56PM PDT: PGHIMC: Demonstrators in Oakland - circulating around. March may be headed somewhere in town,
9:54PM PDT: G20IMC: 3x Aggressive fake Anarchist protesters in tonights march have been spotted & likely verified. Baseball caps, silly shoes
11:39PM PDT: pittnews: G20 Pictures http://www.pittnews.com/g20/
11:25PM PDT: anarchists: mojustice: check the status of someone who has been arrested, call 412-350-201
11:20PM PDT: G20IMC: Interview #2 With Pitt Students Attacked by Police http://bit.ly/uOcqi
11:18PM PDT: ThePittNews: Seven people were arrested at the "makeshift booking area" set up near Towers.
11:11PM PDT: TheSQMan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj7hye9d5PQ ..G-20 University Of Pittsburgh Police Brutality video from window
11:10PM PDT: resistg20: Sighing off for the night, will report on the aftermath of the Battle of Pittsburgh tomorrow. Stay safe, stay strong!
11:08PM PDT: resistg20: CelluloidBlonde Land of the Free: Martial Law in Pittsburgh [video clips] http://l.pr/a44ab
10:29PM PDT: resistg20: At least 5 people appear to be under arrest near GSPH. Police told people walking by to move or end up sitting on the sidewalk
10:17PM PDT: peacefreedom:CelluloidBlonde: Digeratii is posting Pittsburgh police are holding campus & students hostage
10:14PM PDT: resistg20: Report recieved that police are "nabbing" anyone that looks like a protestor / Black Bloc. Stay alert watch your friends!
10:06PM PDT: SocialistZine: infernoenigma: Pitt Police Chief Tim Delaney estimates more than 100 arrests in Oakland 2nite, most 4 failure 2 disperse
10:01PM PDT: notyourbroom: I'm going to bed, but here's the scanner link again http://bit.ly/o4Xyv
10:01PM PDT: SocialistZine: ThePittNews: 3 ppl R sitting on ground w/ hands clasped behind their backs near skool of Public Health. Police standing near.
10:00PM PDT: resistg20RT: drgoddess: Some students in the towers are hanging out the windows calling the cops mfers just for the hell of it and laughing
9:59PM PDT: Digeratii: (30 min ago) I'm back in my dorm room, which is filled with tear gas from a crack in the window. Getting videos and photos off of my camera.
9:58PM PDT: anarchists: Legal Assistance 412-562-5015 also, if you have photos, video FIRST HAND WITNESS ACCOUNTS, contact - tomorrow
9:56PM PDT: g20pghlegal: Arrestees are being taken to SCI, 3001 Beaver Ave, Pittsburgh. Jail vigil is on the way
9:56PM PDT: SocialistZine: infernoenigma: If anyone can get a major news agency, have them call 412 254 3248 to speak with me and
9:51PM PDT: steveklabnik: heading off, scanner seems pretty dead, most the protest over. this was the best comms effort i've seen yet! take care
9:49PM PDT: ianthevedge: same civilian turning around yelling in outrage, then peppersprayed and shot with a rubber bullet, police office grabbing at
9:49PM PDT: SocialistZine: ThePittNews: Some people are being arrested on the Fifth Avenue side of Towers
9:46PM PDT: resistg20: OddLetters: OC gas, sonic cannons, and rubber bullets were deployed, 60+ plus arrests reported.
9:46PM PDT: resistg20: They just fired smoke grenades at people yelling solidarity chants. Everyone ìs fine.
9:45PM PDT: resistg20: atlasmedia: Total police brutality right now in Pittsburgh. Live coverage on AMO 24/7 over at http://bit.ly/3uDCfi
9:43PM PDT: rahsheen: RT @digeratii PITTSBURGH POLICE LAUGHING, TAKING GROUP PHOTO WITH ARRESTED, BEATEN STUDENT. I HAVE VIDEO
9:21PM PDT: resistg20: jrh102: Up S bellefield ave, cops blocked north and south intersections. Squeezed us between. pushed us through CL hedges
9:19PM PDT: DerekSheldon: BoringPgh: Tactical teams are starting to meet on Fifth and Oakland Ave - ready to convoy out of Oakland
9:11PM PDT: SocialistZine: This is a police riot! #g20 #reportg20 #pittsburgh
9:10PM PDT: g20pghlegal: corporate media confirms ~40 arrests, 9 more just reported
9:10PM PDT: resistg20: Police station in Pittsburgh got fucked up. G20 is a war-zone http://twitgoo.com/3rkht
9:08PM PDT: SocialistZine: anarchists: mojustice: nineone: "photojournalist friend for Tribune in Oakland right now says its REAL bad."
9:07PM PDT: SteelCityMark: 9 people arrested so far
8:58PM PDT: resistg20: Police station in Pittsburgh got fucked up. G20 is a war-zone. http://twitgoo.com/3rkht /
8:57PM PDT: mitchmanifesto: g20 police HAVE entered dorm lobby, possibly 56 arrested so far. demanding ID for all in dorms
8:56PM PDT: resistg20: infernoenigma: COP IN TOWERS LOBBY SAYS THIS IS NOT MARTIAL LAW, BUT 'ALMOST JUST LIKE IT
8:55PM PDT: SocialistZine: ThePittNews: A Pitt security guard said there is a sit-in in Towers Lobby. can't confirm
8:53PM PDT: mikegogulski: "Looks like a high-ranking Penn Police official is walking up to the Towers now"
8:51PM PDT: resistg20: RIOT POLICE ENTER TOWERS LOBBY. NO ONE ALLOWED IN OR OUT. TOWERS SURROUNDED. COPS ASKING FOR ID.
8:50PM PDT: mikegogulski: HEARD "Units from quad are gonna have to bring the arrests up" (to 5th and Tennyson)
8:49PM PDT: (11:41 PM) the police are planning to do a sweep through 'the towers' to check for protesters in upper floors" // The radical arm of the peoples movement are out there now facing off w/ police.
8:48PM PDT: resistg20: rawrsaystara: a smoke bomb just exploded on towers patio on the fifth side
8:47PM PDT: resistg20: Caller: "protesters and students alike barricaded at litchfield towers, pulled out one by one and ziptied" also, use of gas
8:45PM PDT: SocialistZine: students say they're going to pull fire alarms in dorms,don't be freaked if you hear alarm but DO leave building
8:44PM PDT: resistg20: CoaHT: The radical arm of the peoples movement are out there now facing off w/ police
8:43PM PDT: Another bus full of riot police making its way to Pitt in Oakland
8:41PM PDT: infernoenigma: Just to make clear: I asked RA if it's officially martial law, she said yeah.i can't do anything more.
8:40PM PDT: SocialistZine: Digeratii: TEARGAS REPORTED IN DORMITORY PATIO AREAS, STUDENTS IN CHAOS
8:40PM PDT: SocialistZine: infernoenigma: Police chasing crowds of students up Fifth Ave
8:39PM PDT: SocialistZine: spikenlilli: Students report being blocked from entering dorms and being told to "go home"
8:34PM PDT: g20pghpolice: trying to get black block near mackee
8:30PM PDT: resistg20: Listen to G20 police/fire scanner w/iPhone: http://j.mp/14vLdJ
8:28PM PDT: resistg20: RayBeckerman: Happening Now: Gas deployment on the University of Pittsburgh student protesters in Oakland
8:26PM PDT: resistg20: mitchmanifesto: all available wagons go behind the cathedral-
8:25PM PDT: g20pgh: 11:16:25 PM: 40 -50 being arrested in center quad will be taken to main tower
8:24PM PDT: resistg20: kellyowarrior: SHOTS FIRED IN OAKLAND, POLICE ARE BLOCKING ENTRANCES TO DORMS
8:23PM PDT: "40 in custody in the center of the quad"
8:20PM PDT: SocialistZine: infernoenigma: The view out these glass windows is terrifying. Police swarming the area. Blocking stairs. Pushing students
8:19PM PDT: "They need all kinds of wagons at Forbes & Schenley" mass arrests imminent
8:19PM PDT: Pigs on bigelow be careful
8:18PM PDT: "Take your arrests to Forbes & Schenley, that's where booking aid is at"
8:17PM PDT: SocialistZine: jrails1983: Cathedral surrounded.
8:16PM PDT: g20pgh30: people surrounded in quad with 8 medics mass arrest immenent
8:15PM PDT: resistg20: anarchists: police concerned about spectators not dispersed- don't want witnesses
8:15PM PDT: g20actionalert: 5th & Bigelow, police have told us to disperse or risk tear gas, crowd remains mellow.
8:14PM PDT: resistg20: Many people are in the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Bouquet demonstrating. Most are on the sidewalks
8:12PM PDT: SocialistZine: infernoenigma: They're trying to force people into the Park ... as they said on the scanner "hammer and anvil."
8:12PM PDT: SocialistZine: THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING YOU, PGH P.D., ETC. LEAVE MY COMRADES ALONE!
8:06PM PDT: g20pghcops: are going to try to push up forbes and encircle protesters
8:05PM PDT: mikegogulski: arrest team being dispatched to Shenley & Forbes
8:04PM PDT: resistg20: Cops are going to try to push up forbes and encircle protesters
8:02PM PDT: g20pgh: police have begun to push the crowd east on forbes; also, they may be planning some kind of action on 5th
8:01PM PDT: SocialistZine: infernoenigma: I'M SAFE, FORCED INTO THE QUAD. CAN'T SEE COPS. SCREAMING ECHOES AROUND CAMPUS
8:00PM PDT: resistg20: Hey police following Twitter: Your people overheard saying that they're going to "kick ass". Got anything 2 say bout that?
7:59PM PDT: SocialistZine: infernoenigma: JUST SAW A COP JUMP OUT OF A VAN, YELL 'IT'S ASS KICKING TIME' AND GO RUNNING.
7:59PM PDT: resistg20: NickPinkstonReport confirmed: Confiscation of bandannas in north Oakland
7:58PM PDT: infernoenigma: JUST SAW A COP JUMP OUT OF A VAN, YELL 'IT'S ASS KICKING TIME' AND GO RUNNING
7:58PM PDT: SocialistZine: infernoenigma: I'M SAFE, FORCED INTO THE QUAD. CAN'T SEE COPS. SCREAMING ECHOES AROUND CAMPUS
7:57PM PDT: resistg20: police throw smoke and and tear gas on forbes. Launch smoke over the union
7:56PM PDT: resistg20: nickersmartin: more riot teams just in
7:55PM PDT: resistg20: COPS NOW PUSHING STUDENTS TO FIFTH AVE. WE WERE A THOUSAND YARDS AWAY. PUSHING US AGAINST COPS
7:51PM PDT: infernoenigma: COPS PUT ON GAS MASKS. I'M NOW IN FRONT OF CATHEDRAL, 1000 YARDS FROM CROWD
7:50PM PDT: g20actionalert: Protestors being asked to disperse at Forbes & Bigelow
7:49PM PDT: SocialistZine: SOUND CANNON BEING USED ON STUDENTS ACROSS PLAZA. RECORDED 'DISPERSE' MSG BEING PLAYED
7:48PM PDT: smilyus: surrounded by riot cops and noise machine being used
7:35PM PDT: brettbender: Lrad just flew down forbes toward schenley park.
7:27PM PDT: mikegogulski: "requesting a mobile field force with shields on the front line"
7:20PM PDT: steveklabnik: This is completely insane. So many cops for so few people.
7:19PM PDT: steveklabnik: Full lines of cops with shields and such. So many cops. This is going to get ugly
7:17PM PDT: resistg20: Craig and forbes has 25 riot police. blocking craigs street
7:16PM PDT: g20pghmedic: riot police have blocked off craig street
7:13PM PDT: steveklabnik: reports of riot police on craig and forbes sirens starting
7:09PM PDT: g20actionalert:(20 minutes ago) - 3 ambulances, TV news van rolling up on Schenely Plaza... Protectors against police brutality
7:07PM PDT: g20actionalert: Group of 7 or so bein illegally searched, S Bouquet & Forbes Ave, in need of legal observer!!
7:02PM PDT: steveklabnik: Playing ' anarchist anarchist cop ' while the real cops take pictures at the park
7:01PM PDT: resistg20: 7-10 being detained by national guard on forbes
7:00PM PDT: AgentOrange: Camouflage army truck with uniformed soldiers moving down Forbes toward Schenley Plaza
7:00PM PDT: steveklabnik: Humvee coming down forbes
6:52PM PDT: resistg20: Be careful out there tonight, everyone. We don't want anyone to get snatched by national guard.
5:23PM PDT: G20imc: firedepartment setting up fire hoses on bouquet by the dirty o
5:21PM PDT: g20actionalert: LRAD device truck just drove down Forbes, toward CMU campus.
5:08PM PDT: mikegogulski(rummor?): "munitions and weapons systems to the SWAT staging area"
5:06PM PDT: resistg20: Pitt Rally tonight is at 10p @ jailhouse (Schenley Plaza) Jailed activists bail set at $15000
4:48PM PDT: g20pgh: police units are moving to the 7th street bridge
4:47PM PDT: steveklabnik: mayor also said he was under the impression that police showed "a tremendous amount of restraint." http://bit.ly/39nCtZ
4:44PM PDT: AgentOrangeFAI: Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said the city will investigate the police reaction to students and protesters
4:43PM PDT: rondmc: Cops massing between Schenly Plaza and Hillman
4:38PM PDT: JessieHr: Pitt bystanders hit w/ Batons, Rubber Bullets Tear Gas by riot police: video- http://tinyurl.com/yc8z4ab
4:37PM PDT: joerobertson: Civil liberties groups: 'Police overreacted"
4:33PM PDT: Resist g20: Automated phone alert from #Pitt: "#g20 disturbances may continue on campus tonight."
4:29PM PDT: g20 action alert: Critical mass just crossed Forbes Ave & Atwood, heading down Forbes
4:27PM PDT: g20 pgh: concert in shinley plaza is "very peaceful"
4:18PM PDT: g20 action alert: In vicinity of U of #Pittsburgh, Forbes Ave. Police gearing up
4:16PM PDT: g20 Action Alert: Still feelin' spunky? Want to demonstrate to oppose #G20? 10 PM, Schenley Park, after concert.
4:12PM PDT: g20 pgh: police have crossed the 16th street following protest
4:07PM PDT: g20 pgh: police monitoring protestors at the 3400 block of penn ave
4:07PM PDT: resist g20: critical mass at 19th and 16th heading north on penn ave, cops starting to mass
3:30PM PDT: g20 pgh: 10 cop cars on chatham square
3:02PM PDT: G20 IMC: Protesters are assembled at the Allegheny Courthouse on 2nd Ave downtown. Riot police have been deployed. More protesters needed!
3:01PM PDT: g20 pgh: riot cops massing at the jail vigil
2:12PM PDT: g20 pgh: free concert in shinley plaza tonight at 7pm
2:11PM PDT: g20 pgh: delegates are leaving hotel to go to the airport
2:11PM PDT: resist g20: Police are going to do a sweep from smithfield all the way to 7th to rid protesters of area
1:37PM PDT: resist g20: UPitt isnt permitting the youth hiphop show on the cathedral lawn tonight due to threat of swine flu pandemic
1:31PM PDT: g20 pgh: protestor group leaving the park on the northside- seems peaceful
1:17PM PDT: infernoenigma: Many, many helicopters following march. We're near the Andy Warhol Museum now. Still peaceful
1:16PM PDT: g20 pgh: police are looking for people wearing "free tibet" t-shirts
1:14PM PDT: g20 action alert: "We the People... Order G20 to disperse immediately, or be subject to enhanced protest tactics" Cindy Sheehan
1:13PM PDT: g20 pgh: 12 squad cars circling the park
1:11PM PDT: g20 action alert: "When it all comes crashing down.. You can spread your wings and fly." David Rovics
1:03PM PDT: G20 Action Alert: "NO HOPE IN CAPITALISM" banner to right of stage http://twitpic.com/j3pa2
1:00PM PDT: G20 Action Alert: Seeds of Peace and Everybody's Kitchen is serving meals to right of stage (when facing stage), Peoples March.
12:52PM PDT: pgh human rights: estimated 8,000 people at the peoples march today. largest protest march in #pittsburgh since the 1970's
12:52PM PDT: g20 pgh: cops deploying at east sandusky and commons
12:51PM PDT: g20 action alert: March reaching East Park now, across river from delegates at #G20 meet point
12:50PM PDT: g20 pgh: officers at 10th street overpass
12:50PM PDT: g20 pgh: police sweeping 6th and 7th streets bridges
12:43PM PDT: nickpinkston: police scanner mentons motor cades need 2 pass near protestors??
12:42PM PDT: g20 action alert: Marchers are just finishing crossing the 7th St bridge http://twitpic.com/j3leo
12:40PM PDT: pgh human rights: peoples march crossing the bridge http://twitpic.com/j3jke
12:40PM PDT: steveklabnik: About 75 cops and two lines of horses boxing in free speech zone.
12:32PM PDT: steveklabnik: cop with dog going to arrest that guy on the bridge when he comes down (he is 1/2 up support on bridge)
12:30PM PDT: g20actionalert: March still huge. Organizers estimate 10,000. Cherry Way & 5th Ave
12:26PM PDT: steveklabnik: Lots of people standing on the bridge, flipping everyone off in the convention center.
12:25PM PDT: steveklabnik: Cop taking pictures behind a barrier, protester blocks him with a sign. They both laugh
12:21PM PDT: steveklabnik: People who aren't protesting are allowed on the sidewalk behind the cops. Yellow tape separates the streets off.
12:18PM PDT: steveklabnik: police look so much like military, It's incredible. Brown fatigues and black armor
12:13PM PDT: g20 pgh: 2 lines deep of cops on 5th and wood
12:12PM PDT: g20 action alert: March still huge. Organizers estimate 10,000. Cherry Way & 5th Ave
12:02PM PDT: g20 action alert: March departing from the City County building, brass band raging.
12:00PM PDT: pgh human rights: the peoples march is on the way to east park
12:00PM PDT: I love the woman from the Poor People's Campaign, she's so awesome
11:55AM PDT: Resist g20: jesus freak homophobes @ forbes and grant make out party now
11:53AM PDT: g20 action alert: This movement is growing. "Adelante," brothers & sisters -Benedicto Orozco, Mex unionist
11:50AM PDT: G20 imc radio: "We take to the streets today to say clearly we are not in agreement... We will not be silenced! Let's move forward brothers & sisters!"
11:48AM PDT: G20 IMC Radio: "A people's tribunal met & found G20 guilty of impoverishing people around the world & violating women's rights"
11:45AM PDT: g20 action alert: "It is time for their empire to fall." -Kate Gott, SDS.
11:44AM PDT: G20 IMC Radio: SDS "Students & workers, shut the city down!"
11:42AM PDT: g20 action alert: #G20 has commodified and monetized everything, including land and culture -Jihan Gearon, Indigenous Enviro Network
11:42AM PDT: g20 pgh: (re-post) undercovers: female wears white bandana, male black bandana, both of them wearing sun glasses, following black bloc very close
11:41AM PDT: G20 IMC Radio: streaming coverage of speakers. Most are radical and awesome!
11:39AM PDT: g20 pgh: LRAD backing up forbes on grant
11:38AM PDT: g20 imc: Bike cops relocating from 5th Ave to Penn, cop reports "We're chargin' in on the horses"
11:37AM PDT: Pgh human rights: peoples march at the city council building http://twitpic.com/j3b7i
11:36AM PDT: g20 imc: police looking to relocate #LRAD
11:35AM PDT: G20IMC: Bike cops relocating from 5th Ave to Penn, cop reports "We're chargin' in on the horses
11:35AM PDT: g20 action alert: "We have to fight for a better world. State #capitalism has failed." Ashley Smith, ISO, at Peoples March to the #G20
11:33AM PDT: mikeramsey: Things are eerily quiet outside of the demonstration. More cops than citizens out on the streets
11:28AM PDT: g20 pgh: forbes and grant: riot squads loading weapons with "rubber bullets"
11:27AM PDT: g20 imc: #LRAD siren reported at 3rd & Grant, police also asking for more assistance at 4th & Grants
11:26AM PDT: g20 pgh: forbes and grant, riot cops walking into the crowd
11:25AM PDT: g20 action alert: "The people have the solutions," not the #G20
11:24AM PDT: g20 action alert: "The #G20 can't solve the global econ crisis & climate crisis - they caused the crisis..." -Pete Shell, Thomas Merton Cntr #Pittsburgh
11:22AM PDT: g20 pgh: cops requesting backup for 5th and grant
11:22AM PDT: g20 pgh: undercovers: female wears white bandana, male black bandana, both of them wearing sun glasses, following black bloc very close.
11:21AM PDT: g20 imc: set up LRAD near Liberty & Grant area; major police presence at 5th & Ross
11:14AM PDT: mechphisto: They've cornered the permitted march downtown. There is no clear way out other than through lines.
11:12AM PDT: G20IMC: protesters to be redirected down 7th street & across bridge
11:11AM PDT: g20pgh: cops photographing people on Forbes and Grant- be careful!
11:01AM PDT: g20pgh3: undercovers in olive green tshirts following the black bloc at the parade on ross and 5th Ave
11:00AM PDT: mikeramsey: The demonstration site downtown is cordoned off with tape that reads CRIME SCENE DO NOT CROSS. A little premature?
10:41AM PDT: g20 pgh: march is on 5th and vine right now
10:40AM PDT: g20 pgh: March is on 5th and mitenberger, riot cops activity and bike cops
10:32AM PDT: g20 action alert: "You're sexy, you're cute, take off that riot suit." -Black bloc chanting to police.
10:24AM PDT: g20 action alert: Looks like 4000 to 5000 people here.
10:24AM PDT: g20pgh: police vehicles parked at the north side of birmingham bridge - 6 port authority vehicles up a hill behind 5th & kirkpatrick - march is 3-4 blocks long
10:18AM PDT: g20 action alert: Peoples March is headed downtown on Fifth Ave, huge numbers here, can't count them all
10:18AM PDT: Pgh human rights: police are in full effect at the peoples march http://twitpic.com/j2yh9
10:02AM PDT: g20 action alert: "Capitalism is not working for [the G20] and it's not working for us." -Immigrant rights speaker
10:01AM PDT: Pgh human rights: and we're marching... at peoples march. next stop city council bldng
9:59AM PDT: g20 pgh: 6 port authority vehicles up a hill behind 5th & kirkpatrick
9:57AM PDT: mikeramsey: ACLU and NLG observers in neon orange and green hats are everywhere
9:57AM PDT: Anarchists: teargas, 1 arrest on baum and liberty, beat people with batons, shot with rubber bullets
9:55AM PDT: Pgh human rights: march thru #pittsburgh abt to begin. organizers urge peace
9:54AM PDT: Pgh human rights: spkng abt healthcare & immigration at the peoples march in oakland
9:47AM PDT: g20 action alert: We are marching for "people before profit." -Joyce Wagner, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Peoples March to the #G20
9:46AM PDT: Pgh human rights: the peoples march in oakland. lots of ppl here http://twitpic.com/j2ueb
9:44AM PDT: g20 action legal: Peoples March to the #G20 at 5th & Craft, #pittsburgh to oppose has maybe two thousand marchers
9:37AM PDT: Anarchists: Pittsburgh Police, National Guard in full riot gear, County Police on MCs just outside of Peoples March @ 5th & Craft
9:18AM PDT: g20 action alert: Queer student contingent walking up Forbes to join Peoples March, just crossing Atwood & Forbes
9:08AM PDT: g20 pgh: JAIL VIGIL/ solidarity @ municipal court drive and 1st ave
9:07AM PDT: Global Pgh: Protest in Oakland is peaceful right now, protestors are singing loudly.
8:52AM PDT: g20 imc: VIDEO Riot Police Trap University Students on a Staircase and Deploy Chemical Weapons http://indypgh.org/g20/#k-fbd79b0e2ce5faae
8:52AM PDT: mikeramsey: Bike cops are following the march down 5th
8:51AM PDT: mikeramsey: A chorus of "we all live in a fascist police state" to the tune of We All Live in a Yellow Submarine at 5th and Craft
8:37AM PDT: Resist g20: Code Pink just arrived at the antiwar protest at Soldiers & Sailors in Oakland
8:37AM PDT: Resist g20: About 100 people leaving #CMU campus with drums
8:31AM PDT: Resist g20: Student Event Flagstaff Hill
8:30AM PDT: Resist g20: Maybe twenty cops lined up on cmu campus lawn
8:11AM PDT: Pdx Imc: We'll be restreaming G-Infinity radio all day & you can also follow our Breaking News wire on Twitter: Portlandimc
8:07AM PDT: g20 pgh: Action at Wholefoods, East Liberty, 5580 center ave
8:04AM PDT: 3 Rivers CC: All workshops now taking place at G20 Art Project Space,Carnegie Mellon U Main Quad
7:54AM PDT: DN!: Police Crackdown on G20 Protests: Democracy Now! Reports from the Streets http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2009/9/25/steve
7:52AM PDT: Anarchists,help the mass effort 2 educate the public(we've got attn)! Get on the net, comment vids/blogs/articles, call in 2 radio/tv shows!
7:40AM PDT: g20 action alert: Protesters Are Met by Tear Gas at G-20 Conference http://www.g20media.org/node/144
7:13AM PDT: g20 action alert: Organizers report that all garbage cans have been removed from Oakland
7:12AM PDT: DN!: G20 Summit in Pittsburgh Highlights Economic Decline of Former Steel Capital http://www.democracynow.org/2009/9/25/g20_in_pittsburgh
7:07AM PDT: g20 action alert: Women's Walk for Peace with Bev Smith, CodePINK starts 10 AM, West Park, joins Peoples March, ends near www.womenswalk.org
7:05AM PDT: g20 action alert: 9 AM student meetup for morning actions just getting underway, Forbes & Bigelow
7:03AM PDT: g20 public safety website http://www.g20safety.org/
7:00AM PDT: g20 action alert: Climate justice and youth march to join Peoples March 11AM, CMU, Forbes & Morewood Ave
5:39AM PDT: Anarchists: Making Release of 33yr #Indigenous US prisoner of conscience Leonard Peltier a #g20 priority. Ask @obama to #freepeltier.
4:27AM PDT: G20 pgh legal: Jail vigil moved to courthouse at 1st and Municipal. Night shift needs relief; bring snacks etc. for released arrestees
4:21AM PDT: g20 pgh legal: Arraignments ongoing all night, but observers have not been allowed in Courthouse for them. At least six releases.
12:55AM PDT: G20 IMC: VIDEO Riot Police Assault Young Couple at University http://indypgh.org/g20/#k-f83d7bd1877aed37
12:49AM PDT: Black Bloc left small, rowdy contingents behind as distractions while mobilizing to crop up elsewhere. Impressive display of clever organizing.
12:44AM PDT: Black Bloc strategically outmaneuvered police all day successfully avoiding mass arrest by disappearing & reappearing all over Pittsburgh.
12:41AM PDT: 12 protests. Black Bloc numbers peaked at 1,100. Targets damaged: McDonalds, KFC, Banks, Police Station, Boston Market chain, BMW Dealership, Homeland Security, among others.
12:16AM PDT: g20 pgh legal: 3:30 AM Jail vigil to resume at Allegheny County Jail downtown. Go and support them if you can
11:50PM PDT: Pgh imc: Voices from the Free Tibet March (9/24/09): Tibetans from the East Coast took the opportunity http://indypgh.org/g20/#k-d691fd98e7f1703a
11:49PM PDT: g20 imc: Interview with Dan Onorato: The day before the People's Uprising March, we interviewed Chief Execut http://indypgh.org/g20/#k-a067e714afeb85b1
11:43PM PDT: Anarchists: K-9 units coming to Butler street - 1,2,3,4... 5 units
11:39PM PDT: kim huynh 22: From Pittsburgh--I voted for Obama and all I got is this lousy police state http://itsgettinghotinhere.org/2009/09/22/i-voted-for-obama-and-all-i-got-is-this-lousy-police-state/
11:35PM PDT: g20 pgh: units on route to birmingham bridge
11:35PM PDT: Anarchists: Dog unit going to Butler
11:33PM PDT: g20 pgh: cops are gearing up ready to roll on folks on butler
11:33PM PDT: g20 pgh: 100 people in front of the belvedere and on butler
11:32PM PDT: Of Interest New School Anarchists shut down Homeland Security Event http://peoplesmovement.amplify.com/2009/09/25/new-school-anarchists-shut-down-homeland-security-event/
11:31PM PDT: g20 pgh: police and military are chasing 3 groups dressed in black west bound on 3rd street. get out of there!
11:30PM PDT: Anarchists: Our contingent in Pittsburgh are all wearing business wear
11:29PM PDT: g2o pgh: shindley park Upitt - up to 10 arrests, 3 confirmed
11:28PM PDT: g20 pgh: cops are chasing 3 different groups south bound
11:27PM PDT: g20 pgh: military in the area and there are military check points set up
10:33PM PDT: G20 pgh: Riot Cops heading to South Side (UNCONFIRMED)
10:14PM PDT: Anarchists: VIDEO G20 PROTESTS: Police State USA; Wake up! http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=709ECDC88D070CD3
10:03PM PDT: g20 pgh: 20-30 bike cops on 6th ave & 6 police vehicles on 5th ave just passed kirkpatrick(?) heading to downtown
10:03PM PDT: Police formation in residential http://twitpic.com/izxrg
10:01PM PDT: Anarchists: City of Pittsburgh bought insurance to cover lawsuits against police - meaning dont trust cops to act lawfully
9:59PM PDT: Anarchists: Lucy Parsons would have been proud of Anarchists in Pittsburgh Today.
9:56PM PDT: Resist g20: 20-year old female with history of asthma, Forbes Avenue dormitory, trouble breathing due to pepper spray
9:55PM PDT: g20 pgh legal: Jail vigil kicked out of SCI Pittsburgh. Stand by for updated info
9:44PM PDT: G20 Action Alert: alex is ok
9:37PM PDT: G20 IMC: Students gassed by police in PGH(oakland neighbrhd)
9:31PM PDT: Anarchists: (VIDEO) Female beaten and arrested after being instigated by riot police http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzOG7yghNvQ
9:26PM PDT: G20 pgh legal: Seven people being held at Allegheny County Jail. Arraignment courts to run all night, contact us for info on court support.
9:25PM PDT: Pdx Imc: Pittsburgh Black Block have managed to hit strategic targets all over the city despite inferior numbers & severe oppression. Cops panicking as they can't keep up with the disappearing-reappearing tricky ninjas.
9:24PM PDT: hospitalizepopo: video of girl getting pushed on ground - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzOG7yghNvQ
9:20PM PDT: Anarchists: Events in Pittsburgh today show,despite unequal arsenal/ paid numbers at Govt disposal - THE PEOPLE,NOT GOVT REACTIONARIES, have control
9:19PM PDT: Resist G20: Alex Lotorto is missing
9:13PM PDT: g20 pgh: Police dispersing folks onto forbes against traffic
9:13PM PDT: G20 pgh: two more arrests, cops have blocked off student dorms, using weapons
9:12PM PDT: Anarchists: women getting beat by police
9:09PM PDT: G20 pgh: Lots of police need Fuel, can't find Fuel. Trying to get Tanker Truck to fuel humvees
9:08PM PDT: G20 IMC Radio: Students being beaten in the dormitory & threatened with expulsion if they do not disburse from dorm.
9:05PM PDT: Resist g20: ARMED RIOT OFFICER INSIDE PITT DORMATORY LOBBY
9:04PM PDT: Resist G20: Things are getting [exciting] in Oakland right now http://twitpic.com/j0xlk
9:02PM PDT: Resist G20: Protestors are moving over to the South Side. Group forming under the Hot Metal Bridge
8:58PM PDT: Resist g20: Police overheard saying: We're going to have MULTIPLE ARRESTS
8:56PM PDT: G20 pgh: Group forming at Hot Metal Bridge
8:55PM PDT: Resist G20: Seems like the BB! contingent is mostly safe
8:55PM PDT: G20 pgh: forbes and s craig, protestors breaking out windows
8:53PM PDT: Anarchists: Pitt students are reportedly being forced into freshman dorms with rumors of rubber bullets. Swat teams everywhere in Oakland
8:52PM PDT: G20 pgh: Police not responding to other calls. "All units are in Oakland"
8:51PM PDT: Anarchists: ARMORED RIOT COP ENTERS PITT DORMITORY. "IF ANYONE IS ARRESTED THEY WILL BE EXPELLED!" STUDENTS SCREAM
8:42PM PDT: Anarchists: Police are advancing through the Quad
8:42PM PDT: Anarchists: Tear gas sprayed near pitt dorms
8:41PM PDT: Anarchists: Just got my first blast of teargas. You can't get away from these cops
8:40PM PDT: Anarchists: Blackhawk choppers over hill district again
8:34PM PDT: Anarchists: Fully emphathise with Pittsburghers alarm at whats happening to their city. Mirrors our alarm at what #g20 is doing to our world
8:32PM PDT: G20 pgh: RIOT POLICE MARCH DOWN FORBES, SENDING STUDENTS SPRINTING TOWARD TOWERS. TEAR GAS SHOT AT CROWD
8:31PM PDT: G20 pgh: campus: giving dispersal order-probably 200 people at least there. Almost entire perimeter is surrounded with riot cops
8:30PM PDT: Anarchists: Police have completely lined Fifth Ave and Bigelow
8:18PM PDT: G20 pgh: near cathedral of learning & heinz chapel:POLICE JUST PILED OUT OF BUDGET TRUCKS. SOUND CANNONS BEING FIRED AT CROWD. COPS HAVE GAS MASKS ON
8:14PM PDT: Anarchists: EIGHT CANISTERS OF TEAR GAS FIRED AT PROTESTERS ON THE CATHEDRAL LAWN
8:13PM PDT: G20 pgh: horse cops going N on bellerfield from bayard
8:09PM PDT: G20 pgh: liberty, 2 groups of 10 to 15 moving down liberty
8:06PM PDT: Anarchists: POLICE ON HORSES, SWAT TEAMS, SOUND CANNON (LRAD) ON BIGELOW
8:06PM PDT: G20 pgh: grey 2000 chrysler town and country, w/ PA registration-get the fuck out of there!
8:04PM PDT: G20 pgh: pigs cut off forbes ave(at oakland) to one lane
8:04PM PDT: G20 pgh legal: 9 have now been released from SCI, 6 likely to be released soon. Others being moved to ACJ, with "more serious charges"
8:02PM PDT: G20 PGH: radical marching band playing on steps of cathedral, and riot cops continue to launch smoke bombs at them
8:01PM PDT: G20 PGH: warning: police looking for a dodge caravan with ny plates, watch out
7:59PM PDT: G20 PGH: students are chanting to cops "to get off fucking campus"
7:58PM PDT: G20 PGH: people at cathedral of learning, riot cops are shooting "smoke bombs"
7:57PM PDT: G20 PGH Legal: jail vigil moved to SCI 3001 Beaver Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 please come if you can
7:56PM PDT: G20 PGH: IRAD, projectiles and tear gas deployed into campus
7:55PM PDT: Resist g20: currently protesters are [very excited] on u pitt campus in oakland. Stay safe. /Police aren't playing, B safe
7:52PM PDT: G20 PGH: Riot Cops in Arrest Buses Headed to Shenley Plaza on Craig
7:50PM PDT: G20 Pgh Legal: One arrest just reported, riot cops rushing crowd at Forbes & Schenley
7:49PM PDT: Anarchists: POLICE BLAST STUDENTS ON PITT CAMPUS WITH SOUND CANNON (LRAD)
7:44PM PDT: G20 PGH: pigs calling for backup at bellefield and 5th
7:42PM PDT: G20 PGH: STUDENTS WARNED TO LEAVE SCHENLEY PLAZA OR RUN RISK OF ARREST
7:42PM PDT: G20 PGH: schenley plaza declared "illegal assembly," cops moving into position
7:41PM PDT: Resist G20: Oakland fire http://twitpic.com/j0puo
7:39PM PDT: Resist G20: Two S.W.A.T. trucks and seven or eight police SUVs just pulled into Schenley. The people stopped dancing
7:37PM PDT: G20 IMC Radio: 500 people marching. A McDonalds was damaged. (Possibly Bash Back march?)
7:36PM PDT: Resist G20: BBlock moving past hospital, mobile field force on way to 5th Ave
7:21PM PDT: Anarchists: Protesters chant, "Your sexy, your cute, take off your riot suit!"
7:17PM PDT: G20 PGH Legal: Two arrests so far at Schenley Park, police line still moving
7:16PM PDT: G20 PGH Legal: Seven arrestees just released from SCI Pittsburgh
7:14PM PDT: Resist G20: VIDEO: National Guard snatch people off the street http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8CNa_viKg0
6:58PM PDT: PDX IMC: We are on air bantering & restreaming G20 IMC radio when they're on. Contact us phone# 503 477 6887 AIM: Portlandimcradio Twitter: Portlandimc
6:46PM PDT: G20 IMC: This afternoon's protests included window damage to the Boston Market, KFC, & BMW dealerships located on Baum Blvd.
6:32PM PDT: G20 IMC: Tin Can Comms Collective was raided today. 2 arrested. Twitter account suspended for "strange activity". Names not in arrestee database.
6:03PM PDT: Resist G20: Police officers stationed near Schenley Park and Phipps Conservatory just received hundreds of water bottles
5:53PM PDT: G20 Action Alert: Police starting to depart Medic Center. Random intimidation? When the #g20 comes to #Pittsburgh, democracy goes out the window
5:41PM PDT: G20 Action Alert: Police surrounding Medic Center, 3028 Brereton Ave, and have shut down access. If you can help, please go over.
5:39PM PDT: Resist G20: guns outside a presidential town hall=constitutional right, but protesters with signs and hoods 2 miles from G20 = tear gas time?
5:38PM PDT: G20 PGH Legal: 5 cop vans plus armored vehicle and at least 34 police officers at medic space in polish hill right now.
5:37PM PDT: Resist G20: Two more caravans of armored officers have arrived. Starting to become unsure which side has more
5:31PM PDT: G20 IMC Radio: Police blaming protesters for lack of permit, but has refused to issue any permits for protests.
5:22PM PDT: Resist G20: police are advancing, forcing crowd back. #g20 at schenley plaza adjacent to pitt.
5:16PM PDT: Resist G20: Police are attacking small groups of people at shenley plaza. Tear gas being used
5:14PM PDT: G20 PGH Legal: Currently we are tracking at least 23 arrests. It will be several hours before arraignments. Jail Vigil at 8 at Allegheny County Jail.
5:10PM PDT: Resist G20: Pigs protecting the corporate socialist (i.e.) fascist G-20 elite http://twitpic.com/izsvi
5:09PM PDT: Resist G20: call for nonviolent green and black contingent marching w/ climate contingent feeder tomorrow. 1130am in front of CMU
5:08PM PDT: Resist G20: Cabaret w/ David Rovics going on now at Desoto and 5th same spot as BASH BACK! March tonight @ 10pm
4:17PM PDT: G20 Action Alert: The #G20 has many hands of oppression, like #Pittsburgh police. But if anything is worth fighting for, it's a better world
4:15PM PDT: Resist G20: jail vigil 950 2nd ave, in downtown. starts at 8pm
4:15PM PDT: Resist G20: cops on horses are pushing the line back
4:08PM PDT: Resist G20: Police are pursuing bloc of about 50 on liberty ave / Baum, they have ordered no traffic from liberty bridge
3:48PM PDT: Report G20: POLICE TEARGAS CROWD OF PITT STUDENTS ON CAMPUS. STUDENTS RUN, CROWD REASSEMBLES
3:47PM PDT: Resist G20: Students are slowly advancing on police. Within 300 ft now
3:44PM PDT: Resist G20: Students chanting "Show me what a police state looks like!" at line of cops on campus
3:39PM PDT: Resist G20: Lots of arrests being made at butler and 34
3:15PM PDT: G20 IMC: Ritter's Diner police attack http://indypgh.org/g20/#k-551da360d8018b27
3:14PM PDT: Resist G20: There will be a reconvergance spot! Stay in n oakland area
3:13PM PDT: Resist G20: National Guard troops in unmarked cars abducting people off the streets in Pittsburgh
2:49PM PDT: Act For Climate: Video of gas and Sound attack at the G20 http://socialistwebzine.blogspot.com/
2:45PM PDT: Resist G20/Act For Climate: National Guard in unmarked vans and gas masks are heading towards the Bloomfield Bridge
2:44PM PDT: G20 PGH Legal: 13 reported arrests, accounts still coming in. Arrests in multiple locations.
2:43PM PDT: G20 IMC Radio: Cow arrested on Bloomfield bridge. LRAD used again.
2:41PM PDT: Resist G20: police are firing rubber bullets at people outside of Ritter's diner
2:41PM PDT: Report G20: resist g20: police are firing rubber bullets at people outside of Ritter's diner
2:30PM PDT: ReportG20: saw people in military fatigues snatch a kid in a golden car
2:22PM PDT: Act For Climate: rocks being thrown in bloomfield newsraw reports
2:19PM PDT: G20 PGH Legal: 1 arrest near Baum & Liberty--second known arrest today. Reports of police brutality
2:18PM PDT: Resist G20: cop reinforcements being sent to baum and morewood
2:17PM PDT: #reportG20: Boston Market windows are busted
2:17PM PDT: G20 Action Alert: One tweet beat reporter took a rubber bullet on the head, but she seems fine
2:16PM PDT: G20 Action Alert: About 15 min ago, police attacked line of people and beat a young man
2:13PM PDT: Resist G20: March reuniting at Morewood & Baum
2:12PM PDT: G20 IMC Radio: Again dispersal order addressed to "everyone in the area REGARDLESS OF PURPOSE"
2:08PM PDT: "MDPD" may be Miami-Dade PD
2:07PM PDT: Resist G20: teargas, rubber bullets, 1 arrest on baum and liberty beat people with batons, shot with rubber bul
2:05PM PDT: Resist G20: Bean bag bullets fired on Baum & Liberty
2:03PM PDT: G20 IMC Radio: 2 LRAD in position on Liberty Ave. Police have covered their names/id numbers.
1:58PM PDT: G20 IMC Radio: Police "MDPD" appear to be gearing up for mass arrests. 2 Port Authority transit buses. Mysterious boxes under arms.
1:53PM PDT: Go 2 Pittsburgh: 500 protesters in Lawrenceville
1:51PM PDT: Resist G20: 20 police cars and a school bus loaded with officers on penn and 34th in the strip district
1:48PM PDT: G20 IMC: Protesters leaving Friendship Park in Bloomfield towards Liberty Ave. for another march
1:47PM PDT: Anarchists: police are now marching against peaceful protesters in Lawrenceville claiming "unlawful assembly"
1:45PM PDT: Picture of LRAD (Long Range Audio Device) sonic weapon being used against protesters. http://twitpic.com/iz16n
1:41PM PDT: Resist G20: 40 cops, w/ bus, headed towards friendship park
1:39PM PDT: G20 Action Alert: About 150 people assembled at Friendship Park, about 100 just walked back up
1:31PM PDT: Anarchists: protesters have successfully delayed the russian delegation
1:29PM PDT: Anarchists: Protesters near the spanked bank chased by pigz with dogs & bikes
1:25PM PDT: PDX IMC: Definitely listen to the bad ass radio coverage here: http://indypgh.org/g20/#
1:24PM PDT: PDX IMC: What's all this protesting & smashy-smashy about? The "best coverage" is all right here: http://indypgh.org/g20/#
1:24PM PDT: #G20Twitter: police using long-range acoustic device on protestors, never before used in U.S
1:22PM PDT: A G20 protest coms station was raided but coms are still up & running. Because they're awesome, fuck the pigz!
1:17PM PDT: Act For Climate: CNN reporter tear gassed
1:15PM PDT: G20 Action Alert: About 15 min ago, police rolled up on remaining group of 200 and broke us into 3 directions.
1:11PM PDT: People from Daily Show spotted
1:11PM PDT: G20 Action Alert: Friendship Park, 4:30, new meeting point for those who still want to march but don't have another plan
1:10PM PDT: Anarchists: Riot police all around the cathedral. 10 vans, threatening with dogs and less lethal guns. Probably 100+. Some people being detained.
1:10PM PDT: G20IMC: Reports of Tear Gas, LRAD Military Sound Weapons fired on protesters
1:09PM PDT: #G20: police and protesters clash, turning violent.
1:03PM PDT: Anarchists: Bloomfield bank windows have been smashed/blown out.
1:02PM PDT: Act For Climate: Protesters boxed in at penn and 32Nd
12:58PM PDT: Anarchists: 100 protestors in Bloomfield on Liberty at Matilda heading toward Shadyside
12:58PM PDT: G20 PGH Legal: report of snatch and grab arrest at 32nd and smallman.
12:57PM PDT: G20 IMC Radio: The "PNC" & ATMs on Liberty Ave have been damaged with hammer
12:52PM PDT: Anarchists: 75 protestors from "Free Tibet" at Smithfield and Liberty are now face-to-face with riot police.
12:47PM PDT: Anarchists: ALL WITNESSES INCIDENTS Activist v Police SHOULD PHOTO/FILM VIA CAMERA PH & SEND2FRIEND call 412-562-5015
12:46PM PDT: Anarchists: Watch out @ 32nd & Liberty
12:44PM PDT: Resist G20: denny and liberty has 200 protesters rallying
12:43PM PDT: G20 Action Alert: Bloomfield & Liberty Ave, many still marching, loud & fun!
12:29PM PDT: Act For Climate: Officers ordered to mask up, protest changing routes.
12:28PM PDT: Anarchists: Traffic blocked 31st & tenth
12:27PM PDT: G20 Action Alert: Breakaway crowd just got tear-gassed, many walking up 39th from downtown
12:22PM PDT: G20 IMC: 1100 people march against G20 in Lawrenceville
12:21PM PDT: G20 IMC Radio: No arrests. Just attacks.
12:19PM PDT: G20 IMC Radio: Chemical weapons deployed. Tear gas.
12:18PM PDT: G20 IMC Radio: LRAD is the name of the sound weapon. Long Range Acoustic Device. People in homes being effected.
12:16PM PDT: Act For Climate: Police playing awful earsplitting noise. Bad headache. Trying to find a way out of this area. Being led in a circle
12:15PM PDT: Act For Climate: Utter chaos. Groups heading into alley ways. Tipping dumpsters.
12:12PM PDT: Act For Climate: Cops driving up behind protest on Liberty Ave. Reports of microwave cannons being used at front.
12:09PM PDT: Act For Climate: PROTESTERS calling 4 Release of gaoled opposition leader #Birtukan Mikdessa
12:09PM PDT: Act For Climate: Demonstrators march from Grant St down 7th Ave protesting ethiopian leadership
12:07PM PDT: G20 Action Alert: A larger tributary march at Main St & Penn
12:04PM PDT: G20 IMC Radio: Dispersal order to everyone regardless of purpose. Police using sound weapons & microwave weapons.
12:02PM PDT: Resist G20: police have given a dispersal order at 36th and liberty and no one can hear the order
11:59AM PDT: They have microwave cannons set up on librerty. Watch urself Police pushing in on both sides. Shit is going down
11:46AM PDT: Protesters in Arsenal Park trying to march down to the Convention Center, but are being held by police. Crowds screaming "TEAR IT DOWN"
11:45AM PDT: Resist G20: no way to get from "strip district" to downtown. use 16th st bridge
11:44AM PDT: there are several hundred protesters crossing and marching 40th street bridge and then back into town
11:40AM PDT: G20 Action Alert: Student march update: People being kept in Arsenal park by police. Negotiations underway.
11:36AM PDT: Resist G20: Water cannons on 38th and liberty. Be careful
11:31AM PDT: police blocking exit to park...protesters stuck inside so far. crowd is getting noisier
11:27AM PDT: Just the police and journalists on Liberty Ave reported at 11:24am
11:27AM PDT: Resist G20: Call in number for reports 412-567-1420
11:25AM PDT: PDX IMC: Want to know why people are protesting? Great interviews can be found here in "G-Infinity Stories" box: http://indypgh.org/g20/#
11:10AM PDT: Resist G20: Student March has ended at Arsenal Park
11:09AM PDT: Bike PGH: Downtown Pittsburgh is a very secure ghost town
11:04AM PDT: Global PGH: G20 "world leaders" arriving at Pittsburgh international
10:56AM PDT: G20 Action Alert: Larger tributary march at Main St & Penn Ave
10:50AM PDT: Resist G20: student march is making a left onto liberty, police helicopter over head and cops on the streets #students and #workers SHUT THE CITY DOWN
10:39AM PDT: G20 Legal: Scattered reports of cop harassment. Remember, always say: "I do not consent to a search." Legal # is: 412-444-3553.
10:38AM PDT: G20: Student march to join others at Arsenal Park.
10:37AM PDT: G20: police staging at 21st and smallman near arsenal park
10:06AM PDT: Ha! NY Times announces G20 Infinity IMC website is best coverage of G20 in Pittsburgh
9:49AM PDT: Portland IMC will be covering the G20 protests in Pittsburgh through breaking news & radio. For more info: http://indypgh.org/g20/# (NY Times says it's the best!)