Daily Archives: March 20, 2012

Visitation and Letter Writing for Cincinatti

The preliminary hearing is over, the five-person defense team has eviscerated the testimony of the complaining witness and the judge hasn’t noticed. Nneka, Teardrop and Cincinatti will go to trial on felony charges on April 3rd. Nneka and Teardrop have been bailed out, but Cincinnati is stuck at Glenn Dyer. Until a jury finds the Ice Cream Three innocent, Cincinatti will need our visits and letters to keep his sanity. WRITE TO CINCINATTI Michael Davis PFN# BIX437 Glenn Dyer Jail 550 6th Street Oakland, CA 94607 VISIT CINCINATTI [As of … Continued

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Communiqué from Decolonize Oakland 3.18.12

Re-posted from Decolonize Oakland March 18, 2012 Decolonize Oakland (formerly the QPOC/POC caucus/committee of Occupy Oakland) would like to reintroduce ourselves to you, our communities, as an autonomous collective. We believe that working autonomously will give us the freedom to build power from below. Occupy Oakland’s failure to fully address the ways that race, gender, and sexual oppression intersect with capitalism in the lives of Oakland’s communities of color has made it challenging for us to work under the “Occupy” umbrella. Moreover, the unchecked race and gender privilege within Occupy … Continued

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Occupy Interfaith Service (Sanctuary for Stay Aways) – OGP, Oakland – March 21, 2012 – 6:00 PM

The General Assembly on March 21, 2012 be moved back one hour to 7 pm so that we can offer a national Occupy Interfaith Service and act of solidarity and resistance at Grant/Ogawa Plaza from 6-7 pm. The service will feature faith leaders from all over the United States, members of the Occupy Faith network, who will be attending a national gathering March 20-22, hosted by the Interfaith Tent at Oakland. As part of the Interfaith Service on March 21, the Interfaith Tent will exercise our First Amendment rights by … Continued

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Strategic Dimensions of Resistance: Presentation by Erica Chenoweth, PhD – Berkeley Fellowship Hall – Thursday, March 29, 2012 – 7:30 PM

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Thursday, March 29th, 7:30 PM Berkeley Fellowship Hall • 1924 Cedar Street (at Bonita Avenue), Berkeley What are the strategic costs and consequences of civil resistance methods? What have other campaigns found effective in past struggles? Are nonviolent resistance methods or violent resistance methods more effective in achieving strategic goals? Under what conditions do certain tactics work and why? How have the tactical evolutions of nonviolent and violent insurgencies affected their strategic outcomes? How do non-state actors best combat police violence? Dr. Erica Chenoweth will discuss her recent research on … Continued

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NorCal Transition Yeast: Interview with Peter Ruddock, Slow Money, Transition Palo Alto & San Mateo County Food System Alliance. By Willi Paul, Planetshifter.com Magazine

NorCal Transition Yeast: Interview with Peter Ruddock, Slow Money, Transition Palo Alto & San Mateo County Food System Alliance. By Willi Paul, Planetshifter.com Magazine http://planetshifter.com/node/1999 – excerpt – “I spent too many years working in Silicon Valley, under a venture capital system, wherein people were made to compete with each other and even worthwhile projects were abandoned if they did not produce enough wealth for the principal investors. It was often a system of divide and conquer, where individuals competed with other individuals. Yes, there was cooperation, mostly within the … Continued

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PLEASE ATTEND IMPORTANT TRIAL

The case of the steel mill which is polluting lower Berkeley, Rosie Lee Evans vs. Pacific Steel Castings begins Tuesday 3/20 8:30 AM in Dept. 17 of the Oakland Superior Court, in the Administration Bldg on Oak Street. The trial is expected to last 2 months, but it is hoped that people will attend at least the beginning and end days. 24065

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