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[Pulled at 3/25/12 GA] Proposal to Support Occupy Education’s “Tax the Millionaires” Ballot Initiative

* Occupy Education has made a different decision, so this proposal has become moot. Background Last month Occupy Education CA asked Occupy Oakland to assist them with their March 1 protests in support of education, and to support the 99 Mile March to Sacramento, which concluded with a March 5 demonstration and occupation at the state capitol in Sacramento.  Occupy Oakland approved that proposal, and the March 1 protests, the 99 Mile March, and the March 5 events at the state capitol were all generally successful, with some 10,000 protesters … Continued


OO Brooms Collective: Neighborhood Cleanup & Community Garden Planning – 32nd & San Pablo, Oakland – Saturday, March 31, 2012 – 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM

  Neighborhood Cleanup – 10:00 AM – 32nd & San Pablo Please come join us for our ongoing cleanup at St. Andrew’s Park in West Oakland (in collaboration with the San Pablo Corridor Coalition). We will have plenty of equipment and safety gear, and there will be free coffee, doughnuts, and maybe even a barbecue. We’re there from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and those who wish to will have the opportunity to move on to other cleanup sites once we’re done at St. Andrew’s. Lookin’ forward to it. Community … Continued


Occupy Oakland Re-Occupies in Mosswood Park (Ongoing Action) – 37th and Broadway, Oakland – March 22, 2012

While hundreds of NYPD officers were deployed to intimidate OWS protesters last night in Union Square, Occupy Oaklanders organized a non-publicized occupation of an undisclosed location in solidarity with occupations around the country and to give Occupy Oakland a new organizational home base. In the cover of night, a dedicated group of Occupy Oakland protesters were able to set up a new camp without any harassment from the overbearing local police force by keeping the location a secret, until this morning at about 7:15 AM. An estimated 30 people held … 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


[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


[Passed at 3/18/12 GA] Proposal to Recognize OO Environmental Justice Committee

The General Assembly of Occupy Oakland endorses and cosponsors the April 20, 2012 demonstration against Chevron Richmond. The demonstration will be held on Friday evening, April 20, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Richmond BART station. We will march to a rally at Richmond Civic Center. This demonstration adds to the ongoing community activism in Richmond directed at the ways Chevron has been a bad neighbor. Chevron is a perfect example of how the 1% destroys the health and well-being of the 99%. In the case of Richmond, this includes … Continued


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


General Assembly Agenda 3.11.12

I. Welcome II. Welcome Announcements III. Agenda Overview IV. Proposals 1) Proposal to Recognize Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group as a Committee 2) Proposal for Resolution Against Elementary School Closures 3) Proposal to Reimburse Nazi Rally Transportation Cost 4) Proposal to Create a Tech Committee 5) Proposal to Act in Solidarity with Global March to Jerusalem on Friday, March 30, 2012 6) Proposal for Finance of Inside Out: A Participatory Art Project V. Open Forum VI. Reports from Committees, Subcommittees, and Caucuses VII. Action Announcements VIII. General Announcements 23369