Daily Archives: March 6, 2012

Our Founding Proposal Before GA – 3.4.12

PROPOSAL: OCCUPY OAKLAND GA Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group seeks full recognition as committee. Submitted to GA Facilitation Committee on March 4, 2012 via email. Contacts/proposers: Brooke Terpstra: 510.207.0182, grouchosuave@gmail.com Eve Lindi: 510.393.9944, evelindi@att.net CiCily Cooper: 917.514.3042, vivraye@yahoo.com Formerly recognized as a working group of Occupy Oakland, we the Foreclosure Defense Group seek full recognition as an Occupy Oakland committee. We are the group that organized the Gayla Newsome re-occupation of December 6th and its subsequent SUCCESSFUL defense. We are the group that is helping Mrs Katie Mitchell of North Oakland … Continued

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Occupy Oakland Focus Group for Young Organizers (18-30 years)

Got thoughts on Occupy? The Applied Research Center (publisher of Colorlines) is conducting focus groups with young organizers (between 18 to 30 years of age) to understand what motivates you to participate in the Occupy movement. The focus group will run an hour and a half, from 3:00 to 4:30pm, this Thursday, 3/8 at The Holdout, 2313 San Pablo and 19th St., Oakland. Participants will receive a $25 gift certificate from Arizmendi Pizza or AK Press (both are worker-owned coops!) for their time. RSVP here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/occupyoakland Contact millennials@arc.org if you have any … Continued

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QUEERS AND FEMINISTS CONDEMN RECENT “HATE CRIME” ARRESTS AND REJECT OPD CHARGES

Oakland, CA – March 5, 2012 – Last week, three of our comrades from Occupy Oakland were charged with robbery and “hate crimes” against someone for allegedly making hateful remarks about her (perceived) sexuality. Our perspective is this: police frequently lie, and we have no reason to believe them now. We have worked with and alongside these three people with solidarity and love for months. These are people we’ve cooked with, cleaned with, cracked jokes with, and danced with, at Occupy Oakland encampment, and at countless events. We will be … Continued

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