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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

Stop ZIM

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!

Bulb Lovers Collage 2

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


Arrests and rotten deal at the Albany Bulb


From: Amber Whitson <phlamber.the.bull AT gmail DOT com> The settlement is public information now and will be announced at the Council meeting tonight: “On Friday, April 11th, Albany Police raided a camp on the Albany Bulb, arresting two Bulb residents at one of their longtime homes. One of those arrested is currently dealing with serious medical issues and missed an extremely important surgery while locked down. Not content to merely criminalize the homeless, the city used their arrests as a pretext to exclude the two targeted Bulb residents (who happen to … Continued


The battle for a democratic Pacifica and KPFA


There is an ongoing struggle over control at listener sponsored Pacifica radio right now, including an ongoing occupation of the national headquarters by supporters of the Pacifica Executive Director of Pacifica, Summer Reese that has been going on for the last week. The issues are very complicated, and came to a head when the Pacifica National Board (PNB) voted to fire Summer Reese despite the fact that she has a 3 year contract. Supporters of the PNG then padlocked the door to the Pacifica offices on March 14th. Summer Reese … Continued


GA at Mike’s house this Sunday! Hike & feed

Occupy Oakland GA

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly will convene over food and libation this week at Mike’s house in El Cerrito.  We normally meet at 2:00 PM, but our holiday GA, hike and social will begin later than our usual time: 3:00 PM for a hike on the Albany Hill, 4:30 PM for a short meeting, 5:30 PM for a holiday meal. If you would like to attend either: – send email to Mike ( for directions – call Mike at 510-299-0493 for directions – show up at the Oscar Grant Plaza … Continued


GA will be at the SUDOROOM through Jan.: CRYPTOPARTY Dec. 15th & Jan. 19th

Occupy Oakland GA

EDIT: On December 22nd GA will be held in El Cerrito, combined with a hike and holiday meal. Bring something to share and comfortable shoes!   The few stalwarts who attended General Assembly last week at OGP decided they were tired of losing extremities to frost bite and voted to re-locate GA to the SUDOROOM through the end of January, at the normal time, 2 PM Sunday afternoon.  The sudoroom is a wonderful community hacker-space dedicated to positive social change, open source and making communication accessible without corporate control. … Continued


Defend Berkeley’s Historic Post Office, Concert & Teach-In Saturday 8/31


Afternoon Concert on the Steps of Berkeley’s Historic Post Office Sat. August 31 – 12:00 Noon – Music ·                   Anne Feeney, labor troubadour ·                   Michael O’Brien, Canadian hip hop artist ·                   Boomer and friends will get you dancing ·                   Redd Welsh, songs of struggle On the steps of the Berkeley Post Office 2000 Allston Way (1 block from Downtown Berkeley BART, corner Milvia St.) To Celebrate the month-long people’s encampment in tents on the steps of the Berkeley Post Office, which brought wide attention to the Post Office struggle. To … Continued