Author Archives: gnuworldorder

Say His Name! Justice For Pedie Perez BBQ-Richmond


Pedie Perez had been drinking when he was arrested by Richmond officer Wallace Jensen. After waiting on the floor for a while, he got up to walk away. He was gunned down. He was unarmed. There are several witnesses that attest that he didn’t attack the cop or try to seize his weapon, but in the follow up investigation NONE of the actual eye witnesses testimony was even mentioned and Jensen was allowed to continue on his merry way without so much as a reprimand.  But folks are organizing and … Continued


All workers deserve a livable wage!


A living wage is the minimum income necessary for a worker to meet their basic needs, including shelter, clothing, transportation health care and nutrition. This doesn’t even include such spurious luxuries as recreation, vacation, retirement savings, paying legal fees and insurance, taking care of sick or elderly family members, tithing to your church, debt repayment, higher education for your children, and other such frivolous extravagances. Unfortunately in this country the minimum wage that employers must may is far below this even this paltry standard. Currently the national minimum wage is … Continued


Stop Urban Shield! Protest Alameda County Sheriff Ahern’s militarized police exhibit and exercises


Urban Shield is the largest SWAT training & war-weapons expo in the world. We will gather on September 11th, across communities, to end it & resist police militarization around the world! Join the Stop Urban Shield Coalition to say NO to policing, militarization and state violence!  We will be rallying at the Alameda County Sheriff Office on 1401 Lakeside Drive in Oakland across from the main library at 4PM on FRIDAY, September 11th 2015.  There will be some sort of food-like substance across the street near the Camron-Stanford House at … Continued


East Bay Regional Park District: Your recreation fees at work arming Ranger Rick


Apparently at the East Bay Regional Park District meeting on June 16th in Oakley (in the Delta, not Oakland) they voted on a resolution regarding PROTESTS.  Does anyone know the thrust of it?  Apparently it is not well noticed. Here are a few pics of the EBRPD on manoeuvres at the 2011-2012 Urban Shield exercises in Oakland.                     Documentation of militarized weapons for East Bay Parks District Police The… Dept. currently possesses 11 weapons acquired through the 1033 program. The … Continued


FTP – ‘Films 2 The People’ Short Film Festival: 7PM Friday May 29 at the Omni!

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Optik Allusions is so pleased to announce their very first Short Film Festival! Come discover our out-of-the-ordinary line up of intersectional short films from all over Oakland and all over the world! The event will also be a fundraiser for our video collective to keep thriving: Optik Allusions provides equipment for video production and post production, organizes workshops… We share skills and resources to make films expressing points of view that are usually silenced, and tell stories that might otherwise remain untold. The fundraiser will also help pay our rent … Continued


Free FOIA/Legal Document Scanning Service for East Bay Activists/Journos


East Bay activist organizations now have a new and free resource in the arena of Document Scanning. A member of Occupy Oakland has crowd source funded the acquisition of a brand new Brother ADS-2500W High-Speed Document Scanner. This member will house and operate the scanner free of charge for Public Records, FOIA Documents and/or Legal Documents delivered by fellow activists, independent/alternative media organizations and investigative journalists (NOTE: This does not blanketly apply to all non-profits. This service applies to those organizations and individuals which are aligned with, in collective struggle, … Continued


David Rovics In Concert Sunday: Benefit for Tristan Anderson.


November 16, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Art House Gallery & Cultural Center 2905 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley,CA 94705 View Full-Size Map $5-$20 sliding scale suggested donation, but no one turned away This is a benefit for Tristan Anderson! Free food will be served at 6 PM, the music begins at 7 pm…this will be an acoustic concert. David will also do a set on the steps of the Berkeley Post Office Monday, Nov. 17th at 4 PM. Save The Berkeley Post Office    Directions David will also do … Continued


Protect Public Land From Private Takeovers


Oakland’s beautiful and wild Knowland Park is under threat, and we need your help at an important City Council vote. Right now, the free public park is home to a range of wildlife, including threatened species, native grasslands, and woodlands. However, the Oakland Zoo is trying to take over the heart of the park–77 acres!–which would displace local wildlife…for an exhibit about species that are regionally extinct due to development. What?!  This would also mean privatizing our public park, and since the zoo has been working behind closed doors with … Continued


Picket of the Zim Shanghai continues!: Saturday 4:30-5PM W.Oakland BART–End the Siege of Gaza

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We stopped the ZIM from unloading this morning, let’s keep the pressure on this afternoon! Folks will gather at the West Oakland BART, at 4:30 PM if you are marching, at 5 PM for a carpool to the picket.  Previous POST: ALERT: The Zim Shanghai has changed its estimated arrival back to Saturday (September 27th) AM.  The critical picket is back to 5 AM Saturday, 9/27. Gather at W. Oakland BART. We will still be at W. Oakland BART at 5pm tonight to meet anybody who wishes to help plan … Continued


Resist the Pablumization of the Albany Bulb, RE-OCCUPY!

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Recap added May 14: The Albany Bulb is a form garbage dump formed when cities and corporations dumped waste in the Bay and even demolished a natural hill to make room for a parking lot for a race track.  When the infill was halted by a law suit in 1983. The City of Albany talked with developers about turning this wasteland of concrete & rebar into a Marina and high-rise luxury hotel but was finally discouraged by community opposition and the costs developing on tidal mudflats covered with construction detritus. … Continued