Daily Archives: March 13, 2012

Reimagine the GA Working Group – The Holdout, Oakland – Friday, March 16, 2012 – 6:00 to 7:30 PM

illustration by Susie Cagle

The Occupy Oakland Facilitation Committee is forming a working group and planning a convening to “Reimagine the General Assembly.”  This will be open to any member of Occupy Oakland or the Oakland community. The General Assembly has been a vital part of our movement even before the camps were established.  We’ve created a rich, diverse, and fluid process for radical participatory democracy and consensus-building.  As Occupy Oakland has evolved from the days of the camps to an ever-expanding movement of working groups and direct action, it feels useful to ask … Continued


First BBQ Community Event: Sign Up to Bring a Dish – Arroyo Park, Oakland – Saturday, March 17, 2012 – Noon to 5:00 PM

Occupy Oakland is planning our first BBQ and Speak Out event for Saturday, March 17, 2012. It will be in East Oakland at Arroyo Park, near 77th and Bancroft, from noon to 5:00 PM. There will be free medic training hosted by the People’s Community Medics, plus arts and crafts, music, a children’s village, literature, workshops, and free food.  We are requesting help with side dishes and desserts from all cooks who are able to help. We plan on serving at least 400 people, so anything would be amazing. The … Continued


There’s a time limit on comments?

Out of state and agitated. But I’ll get over it.  For the outside agitators post, Whatever my outside opinion is worth, Oakland residents should have a greater say in a march if it provokes, because they have to live with the results more so than others do, especially when non-residents turn violent and destructive. Non-residents should respect the city whom they are a guest in. However, being in the god-foresaken state of Nevada, with nowhere but to go into town to find an occupy group, I would hope the big city people would … Continued


We Need a Reportback from the new Media Committee

Just that. Nothing extraordinary. We need a reportback from the new Media Commitee trustees even if it is to tell us they have nothing to report. I notice some of the old crew are pumping away at the old site, hellaoccupyoakland.  The site is still up and still using the name. I and many others would like to know what is going on.  We have had more than a week to catch our breath and simmer down.  So in addition to this public request I’m reaching out to those involved … Continued


How You Can Help Out with the OO BBQs

To the Occupy Oakland Family and OO supporters across the Bay & beyond: Starting this coming Saturday, March 17, Occupy Oakland will be embarking on a month long movement building project across the city of Oakland in order to connect with those interested in fighting together to take back our Town and organize to meet our communities’ needs. We will be hosting large BBQ & Speak Out events every Saturday in a different Oakland neighborhood. Each event will include free food, music, workshops, the children’s village, arts & crafts, literature … Continued


If You Vote in Elections or Sign Online Petitions, Are You Making a Difference or Wasting Your Time?

Q. IF YOU VOTE IN ELECTIONS OR SIGN ONLINE PETITIONS, ARE YOU MAKING A DIFFERENCE OR WASTING YOUR TIME? Are you an effective political activist, or an impotent “feel-good” slacktivist? You may be fighting for the right cause, but are you fighting in the right way? Have you challenged “The Man”, or played right into his hands? A1. CAMPAIGNING AND VOTING IN ELECTIONS “The United States government and its NATO puppets have been killing Muslim men, women and children for a decade in the name of bringing them democracy. But … Continued