Daily Archives: March 21, 2012

DA gets stay aways on 9 charged UC Berkeley Nov.9

On the November 9 Stay-Away Orders: The University and its “Lawful Business” Reposted from berkeleynov9 / March 21, 2012 -written by three people among the thirteen charged We are graduate students and teachers at UC Berkeley. Like thousands of other people here at Berkeley, we have participated in rallies and demonstrations and marches against the privatization of the University of California. In early March of this year, however, we each received letters from the Alameda County District Attorney informing us that criminal complaints had been filed against us. No details … Continued


Writing Letters to Eric “The Nazi Slayer” DeSouza

Eric was arrested in Sacramento protesting the South Africa Project with a group of Oakland occupiers on February 27th. After being nearly run down by mounted police and being unable to secure adequate counsel, he felt his only option was to plead to a felony charge. His projected release date is June 10th, 2012. Please write to him at: DESOUZA, ERIC X-4779436 48N2205 Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center 12500 Bruceville Road Elk Grove, CA 95757 You can also send him an email by searching for him on the Sacramento County inmate … Continued


General Assembly Agenda 3.21.12

I. Welcome II. Welcome Announcements III. Agenda Overview IV. Open Forum V. Reports from Committees, Subcommittees, and Caucuses VI. Proposals 1. Fast Food Workers Proposal 2. Resolution Against Elementary School Closures VII. Action Announcements VIII. General Announcements 24402


OO Puppet Guild – Rainbow Park, Oakland – Saturday, March 24, 2012 – 1:00 to 5:00 PM

On Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the second Occupy Oakland BBQ (in Rainbow Park at Seminary and International Blvd.), there will be a Children’s Puppet-Making Workshop available for all, in which we will provide the materials for you to create and perform your very own puppet show! Those interested in being part of long-term puppet workshops, be it with the kids, for building giant puppets for actions, etc., are encouraged to come by and plug in and participate! The more, the merrier! Here is a brief list of materials that … Continued


Foreclosure Defense Group Update – March 20, 2012

Hey all, Another busy week.  I’ll get right to it. IMPORTANT DATES: Foreclosure Fight training and teach out at the Occupy Oakland BBQ and SpeakoutSATURDAY, MARCH 24th, 1-5 pm RAINBOW PARK, Seminary and International Blvd Oakland, (yeah, where else man?) OOFDGroup members meeting SUNDAY, MARCH 25TH 12:30 PM (before General Assembly) 19TH AND TELEGRAPH WE’VE BEEN FIELDING CALLS FROM A NUMBER OF FOLKS ASKING FOR HELP.  At the moment there are four new cases to which we are responding and setting up house visits FOR.  There are also fights being … Continued


[Passed at 3/18/12 GA] Proposal for Resolution Against Elementary School Closures

We, the General Assembly of Occupy Oakland, condemn the Oakland School Board’s decision to close Lakeview, Lazear, Marshall, Maxwell Park, and Santa Fe elementary schools, and reassign the students to other public schools. Closing the schools will separate children from beloved teachers, breaking lines of continuity that, in some cases, stretch back three generations. It will destroy community networks, threatening the bonds between neighboring families who meet every day at school. It will make it even harder for working parents to be involved in their childrens’ educations. It will force … Continued


Occupy Oakland Hackathon – Chinatown, Oakland – Saturday, March 24, 2012 – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

What Hackathon II builds on the demos and tools from the first and turns our collaborative energy on visualizing the 5000+ responses to the OccupyResearch General Demographics and Participation Survey (ORGS), Occupy Oakland Serves the People Survey Results, and R-Shief Twitter #occupy tags aggregating since September 2011. Where 900 Alice Street, Oakland, CA 94607 3rd floor rear conference room (3R) Between 9th and 10th St., Oakland’s Chinatown. Two blocks from Lake Merritt Bart, six blocks from Oscar Grant Plaza. When Saturday, March 24th, 2012 10:00am to 6:00pm More info This event … Continued