Author Archives: gnuworldorder

Tina’s Community Store Grand Opening

Fat Ed & his buddy Tina Flores are working towards sending a container of medical supplies and computers to the UNIFA Medical School in Haiti in April or May.  Ed has already got about 70 or so computers ready, and would like to send another 30 or so, but can use donated tech-crap (working monitors, hard drives, keyboards, rodents, memory, computers, he’ll format them and put Linux on them so you don’t have to worry about your data). To raise money for the container Tina is opening a thrift store … Continued


Brooms Collective 1 Year Birthday Party, Feb. 9, 11am, 32nd & San Pablo


The Brooms Collective has been  meeting Saturday mornings at 9 AM or 10 AM for a year now at a tiny park at 32nd and San Pablo in Oakland. To commemorate this auspicious anniversary folks will be rendezvousing there at 11 AM Saturday, Feb. 9th to sweep away late-capitalist decay and maybe have a little fress at noon, as well.  Bring a little food to share, there will be paper plates and utensils and maybe some gelatinous Ed-chow if we are unlucky.  Event link 46948


#J28: Zipties, Stayaways & 909s Dance Party at Fox Park, Jan. 28: 7 PM – 11:45 PM


“If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” – Emma Goldman (supposedly) On Jan 28, 2012 Occupy Oakland activists planned “Oakland Rise Up! Move-in Day”, an action intended to result in the takeover of a large building to be converted into a community center. The Oakland Police Department responded to a jubilant show of community support and enthusiasm for community service by firing “less lethal” weapons and deploying explosives on a crowd which very clearly included children. When:     January 28, 2013 @ 7:00 pm … Continued


You Are Not A Loan: A Benefit For Strike Debt Bay Area, Jan. 28 in SF


When:     January 28, 2013 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where:     Big Roxie Theatre 3117 16th Street San Francisco,CA 94103 Strike Debt is an arm of Occupy Wall Street, born from the need to foster “resistance to all forms of debt imposed on us by the banks.” One of its projects is the debt-buying-and-abolishing Rolling Jubilee, and another is the Debt Resistor’s Operations Manual, a publication best described as “half survivor guide, half exposé of the lending industry.” The benefit will feature a wide variety of local performers, … Continued


General Assembly Proposal for Sun Jan. 27: Occupy Oakland Strike Debt Committee


Occupy Oakland participants in Strike Debt Bay Area are requesting official recognition of the Occupy Oakland Strike Debt committee. The goal of the committee is to educate and mobilize around the issue of debt. The committee will work with Strike Debt Bay Area and the national Strike Debt movement to develop and share information about the role of debt in 21st century capitalism. We will help organize collective resistance to debt, which may include forming debtors’ unions, supporting free check cashing services, negotiating debt reductions with institutions, promoting alternative economies, … Continued


Bring Your Solutions to the Streets! Organize against Bratton, OPD and Stop and Frisk.


When:  January 24, 2013 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Where: Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater, Broadway & 14th Street, Oakland, CA We brought our solutions to city hall. The council heard the public loud and clear: NO MORE MONEY FOR OPD; invest the money in our schools, in our shuttered libraries, in youth centers and job programs. Unsurprisingly they have decided to hand more money in a broken and visibly racist police force. So in light of the recent and expected arrogance on the part of city council, we converge … Continued


Zero Tolerance is Zero Intelligence


Join the Justice for Alan Blueford Coalition and allies on Tuesday 1/15 to tell City Council that we reject Bill Bratton and his racist, fascist policies. Meet up at 5:00 for a rally with the meeting at 5:30. Make sure to fill out speaker cards online beforehand or at City Hall (   If you can’t attend in solidarity with the JAB Coalition, here’s a petition for you to sign, voicing your discontent with the cities plans: LINK UPDATED 1/13/13 11:56am:   As some of you may have heard, … Continued


David Rovics concert benefit for Occupy Oakland, Mon. Dec. 10


David Rovics Benefit for Occupy Oakland on December 10th   There will be a concert benefit for Occupy Oakland at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library on Monday, December 10th, doors open at 6 PM, music at 7 PM. Tickets will be $10 a piece or whatever you can afford.  There will be free food, as well as beverages for sale. Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library 6501 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, California David’s music is simply wonderful, sometimes moving and emotional, often hysterically funny, but always vitally concerned with making the world a better place. … Continued


Proposal for Resolution in solidarity with Occupy Sandy for 12/9/12

The General Assembly of Occupy Oakland extends our appreciation to the volunteers of Occupy Sandy–Occupy Wall Street and,, and individual volunteers. You have provided countless hours of support including the essential tasks of feeding and cleaning communities affected by the giant storm. You have demonstrated the power of people caring for both neighbours and strangers. You have shown what organization and compassion can accomplish together. You have given us a vision of a cooperative society. The responses of government and nonprofit agencies will continue to be inadequate … Continued