THE OSCAR GRANT PLAZA GAZETTE
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Day 9.
“the commons is back”
FROM A COMRADE
This global uprising is an uprising of consciousness! Our critics will dismiss and scoff and ridicule the movement and try to reduce it to petty material concerns or mental illness, and when they get irritated enough they’ll ask for our leaders and demands, and try to contain the ‘dis-ease’ to the plazas before the purge and the dungeon. The purge should be resisted, but also invited! By pushing the people out of the plazas, they’ll be supplying you with a fresh burst of energy to carry and spread this uprising into the world outside the plazas, the streets, the jails, the schools and churches and homes and workplaces! This way of harmonizing with energy is a skill that anyone can learn, hold your center. So take full advantage of this incubation period, and do great things with each other!
Some events/workshops happening today:
Check out the Info Tent for more details…
3PM Oakland Schools
4PM Organic Gardening with Aquaponic Technique (at the Hay Bales)
5 – 6PM Black Panther History!!! (at the Amphitheatre)
5PM What Would it Take to Defeat the 1% (at the Rahiem Brown Free School tent)
Come to a presentation and discussion regarding why we have a realistic chance to defeat the 1%, why we have more power than we recognize
and what it would take to unleash it.
5PM Queer March!
6PM Special Speaker TBA
And tomorrow, on Wednesday…
8AM Yoga (every day!)
1PM Race, Class, Gender
1-3 PM Occupation Movement Meeting
3–5PM Surviving Radical Demos Training
Come out to Oscar Grant Plaza for a direct action training focused on staying safe in
the face of police violence.
The Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette aims to be a voice & record of the historic Occupy Oakland movement, part of a national & international movement of resistance. Please consider writing your thoughts, reflections, opinions, and what you’ve seen — you are part of this movement & we want to get your words out there !
~~~ HIGHEST PRIORITY LISTED
AT TOP / IN CAPITAL LETTERS
~~~ NO NEED TO CONTACT US FIRST, JUST BRING IT ON DOWN TO THE SUPPLY TENT AT
OSCAR GRANT PLAZA,
14TH AND BROADWAY
9 VOLT CAR BATTERIES
(DEEP CYCLE) FOR FOOD, FIRST AID AND MEDIA
TWO BURNER CELL PHONES FOR MEDIA TENT
BLANKETS, SLEEPING PADS, TARPS, TENTS – MORE PEOPLE JOINING US EVERY DAY
EASY UP/SHADE/POP UP TENTS
Dry erase boards
(multiple tents, groups)
Tape – duct, masking
Batteries – A, AA, AAA, D
Bales of Hay
Phone Chargers/Prepaid cards
HOTSPOT CARDS FOR MEDIA TENT
***FUNDS FOR PORTA-POTTY
MAGIC MARKERS, POSTER BOARD, SHEETS, STICKS FOR MAKING SIGNS!
Kitchen utility shelving
Dry erase boards
Zip ties Bakers racks
Milk crates Gloves
Bookshelves (for Free School)
** buy used goods wherever possible!!!!! and be thoughtful about
who/what businesses you patronize…
MEDICAL – SEE DETAILED LIST FOR WELLNESS CENTER
“To me, the struggle is a healing process. If the struggle itself is not a healing process, it’s not worth it! There’s something wrong with it. You struggle because you need to liberate yourself. If the struggle does not liberate you, if it doesn’t carry that hope, why bother?”
(for actions and for tent)
-Printing and copying services
-ACCESS to office space/electrical power /internet/technology, showers, bathrooms
-Rides in trucks and cars, BART/clipper cards
Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop a hard copy by the information tent at Oscar Grant Plaza. We will endeavor to publish all materials received. For the purposes of collective self-defense we will reserve the right to decline to run materials which would render us legally liable.