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[Pulled at 3/28/12 GA] OO Endorsement of “Oakland & New York Are One Fist” Solidarity Statement

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly stands in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and all those who were brutalized on March 17, 2012.  Six months after the beginning of the Occupy movement, thugs dressed in blue once more beat, bashed, and stomped on peaceful protesters trying to create a better world. Late at night on the 17th of March in New York City, Cecily McMillan was left convulsing in bonds without being allowed medical attention; just as on October 25th Scott Olsen was shot and left bleeding in the streets of Oakland by those whose motto is “to protect … Continued

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Oakland Education Association Solidarity Actions – Oakland & Fremont – Wednesday, March 28, 2012 – 3:00 & 4:30 PM

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Fremont High School at 3:00 PM OUSD building, Oakland at 4:30 PM “Acceleration TSA” –an idea whose time has come? Teachers told they must reapply for their current jobs! Or is it another hastily designed OUSD experiment on flatland students of color? OEA members across the district have varying opinions on the merits of this idea.   BUT WE AGREE THAT: NO member should accept the unlawful method by which Superintendent Smith unilaterally imposed yet-to-be-described working conditions upon our fellow members. NO member will question that by refusing to … Continued

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Protest the US Massacre of Afghans/March to Army Recruiting Center – Fremont BART – Friday, March 30, 2012 – 2:30 PM

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Protest the US massacre of Afghans and end the US war and militarism. No more killings. No more apologies. Friday, March 30th, 2012 2:30pm – Meet at the Fremont BART. 3:00pm – March to the Army Recruiting Center (39194 Paseo Padre Parkway). Why: 1) Protest the US massacre of Afghans in Panjwai, Kandahar, as well as all other atrocities related to this war. 2) Protest the US military recruitment of poor people in this country. 3) Raise awareness about and rally support against the “US/Afghan Strategic Partnership Agreement.” We’d like … Continued

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General Assembly Agenda 3.25.12

I. Welcome II. Welcome Announcements III. Agenda Overview IV. Open Forum V. Reports from Committees, Subcommittees, and Caucuses VI. Proposals 1. Proposal for Afghan Solidarity Action 2. Proposal for Press Conference Re: DA/OPD Repression of Occupy 3. Proposal for OO Support of Mr. 1% Rally in Redwood City 4. Fast Food Workers Proposal 5. OO Endorsement of “Oakland & New York Are One Fist” Solidarity Statement 6. Door to Door Outreach Proposal 7. Proposal to Form a Working Group to Explore the Pros and Cons of Endorsing the People’s Congress … Continued

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Proposal Queue for the March 25, 2012 General Assembly

1. Proposal for Afghan Solidarity Action 2. Proposal for Press Conference Re: DA/OPD Repression of Occupy 3. Proposal for OO Support of Mr. 1% Rally in Redwood City 4. Fast Food Workers Proposal 5. OO Endorsement of “Oakland & New York Are One Fist” Solidarity Statement 6. Door to Door Outreach Proposal 7. Proposal to Form a Working Group to Explore the Pros and Cons of Endorsing the People’s Congress 8. Proposal to Support Occupy Education’s “Tax the Millionaires” Ballot Initiative 25417

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[Passed at 3/25/12 GA] Proposal for Afghan Solidarity Action

Communities in Oakland have been struggling against police violence, surveillance, criminalization, and incarceration for generations. Police here are becoming more and more militarized daily, there are joint trainings between local police, the U.S. military, IDF, and Bahrainy security forces. Soldiers, trained killers returning from war, are joining the local police forces. Local police departments are investing in and using military grade weapons for low intensity warfare upon civilians here. We experienced the raids and night raids here in Oakland. Many of us were beaten or brutalized by rubber bullets, bean … Continued

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[Passed at 3/25/12 GA] Proposal for Press Conference Re: DA/OPD Repression of Occupy

Occupy Oakland and other Occupy groups in Alameda County have been subjected to a relentless campaign of suppression and discriminatory application of the law by the Oakland police department, the mayor, the city administrator’s office, and the Alameda County district attorney’s office. This campaign focuses not only on intimidation and terrorizing activists with threats of violence, inordinately long jail stays due to high bails, inflated and inflammatory sentencing such as: lethal use of less than lethal weapons, bails in the 100′s of thousands, criminal and hate crimes charges, stay away orders, … Continued

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[Passed at 3/15/12 GA] Proposal for OO Support of Mr. 1% Rally in Redwood City

Monday, March 26, 2012, Republican kleptocrat Mitt ’1%’ Romney will join Meg Whitman for a fundraiser to fill his election coffers right here in the Bay Area. The $1,000 per plate dinner will be hosted at the Hotel Sofitel in Redwood City, 223 Twin Dolphin Dr., at 5:30 PM. Romney will shmooze the SuperPACS and corporate fat cats, and we want to mobilize OO to show this radical 1% fringe that their time is up. ProChoice groups, The Dreamers (a student immigrant movement), and other coalitions will be out there, but we want to make sure … Continued

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[Passed at 3/25/12 GA] Fast Food Workers Proposal

Fast food workers are some of the most disenfranchised and abused workers in the economy. Low wages, irregular hours and schedules, unsafe conditions, lack of bargaining power and representation make fast food work insecure, dangerous, and soul-destroying. For poor and of color communities in Oakland, however, low paid, precarious fast food work is the only work available. This perpetuates communities trapped in endless cycles of working poverty and long periods of joblessness — leaving communities that make too much to qualify for social welfare programs, but too little to support … Continued

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[Pulled at 3/25/12 GA] Proposal to Form a Working Group to Explore the Pros and Cons of Endorsing the People’s Congress

* They are going to form a committee and make an announcement then. I would like to present a proposal to explore the pros and cons of endorsing or participating with the People’s Congress, and/or to establish a committee to do so.  We are also seeking approval to hold a national call on InterOccupy as soon as possible. The People’s Congress has been working for the past 14 months to develop a robust democratic framework which, like the African National Congress, can become a unifying force in national politics.  There is … Continued

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