Omni Commons Fundraising Goal in Sight!

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The Omni Commons, a collective of collectives and open space for all Oakland, set itself a challenging goal of raising $80,000. With almost $33,000 raised online at this writing, they’re almost there because… “Thanks to some generous anonymous donors and Oaklandish, who are sending us checks directly, we have actually raised $40,000 MORE than the total shown here!” That leaves just $7000 or so to raise; not an easy task, but one well within the bounds of possibility. If you or your group use the Omni for meeting space, or … Continued

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Thanks But No Tanks!

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San Leandro, like other cities in the Bay Area, wants to acquire a tank.  Well, not a tank exactly; more like (actually, exactly like) an armored personnel carrier. The kind you see in war movies and Iraq footage. On January 8th a rally against the tank, followed by a San Leandro City Council meeting in which much opposition  to the acquisition of this vehicle was voiced, was held.  (The City Council plans to hold a vote sometime in February).  Most of the voices opposed were San Leandro residents, and a few members of … Continued

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New Mayor Gets a Wakeup Call.

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Nothing like a 6:00 AM wakeup call for the new Mayor of Oakland, Libby Schaaf, on Martin Luther King Day.   Breaking News A large contingent have come to the home of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf to protest police terrorism… OPD is now here — Davey D (@mrdaveyd) January 19, 2015   On her first full day in office two weeks ago, Schaaf spent the entire day with the Oakland Police. Three days ago, she refused to speak with #BlackLivesMatter protesters when they came to City Hall with a list … Continued

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No Justice, No Federal Building.

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The main entrance to the downtown Oakland Federal Building was blockaded for four hours and twenty-eight minutes Friday morning, January 16th, 2015. Beginning at 6:30 AM, a half hour before the announced “spoon” action at the Montgomery BART, this unpublicized action by a group identifying with the hashtag #3rdWorld4BlackPower quickly became one of the highlights of a wide-ranging day of action across Oakland and San Francisco in support of #BlackLivesMatter. Some blockaded the main entrance with arms linked in black tubing, while others held signs that said “South Asians for … Continued

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Call BART, Tell Them to Drop Charges and Fines Against The Black Lives Matter 14

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Support the BART 14. #BlackLivesMatter. #NotOneDime. Demand that BART stop its persectution of civil rights protesters; those who halted BART for a time on Black Friday. BART is tabulating the number of call they get on this, and that the person coordinating  the tabulation, and therefore an important number to call, is the BART District Secretary, at 510-464-6080.   Please take a moment to make your voice heard in this matter.  Remind them that Rosa Parks never paid the losses felt from the Montgomery Bus Boycott.  this is another such … Continued

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