Author Archives: laborsolidaritycommittee

Einstein For Mayor!

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Einstein has thrown his collar in the ring, his leash in the pond, and his id chip in the circular file. Yes, Occupy Oakland’s unofficial official non-human with personhood status has announced, on the steps of City Hall, that he will be a candidate in Oakland’s mayoral race for 2014. Einstein is the first serious candidate to air his or her platform. As Einstein states on his candidate  website: I will make sure the Oakland shelter is a place where animals can expect kindness, care, and placement in a loving home. Police … Continued

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Kamala Harris – Do Your Job! Prosecute Killer Cops!

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From the California Constitution: …It shall be the duty of the Attorney General to see that the laws of the State are uniformly and adequately enforced. The Attorney General shall have direct supervision over every district attorney and sheriff and over such other law enforcement officers as may be designated by law, in all matters pertaining to the duties of their respective offices, and may require any of said officers to make reports concerning the investigation, detection, prosecution, and punishment of crime in their respective jurisdictions as to the Attorney … Continued

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Stop the Spy Center!

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We can be Snowden-confident that the NSA did not miss the protest that took place against their little cousin the Domain Awareness Center (DAC), February 4th, 2014, at Oscar Grant Plaza in downtown Oakland, nor the fact that it took place in the amphitheater that once held the massive General Assemblies of Occupy Oakland.     Some 200 people participated in the light brigade, rally, entertainment (thanks, Clowns Not Bombs!), and march to the site of the not-quite-yet activated Domain Awareness Center located, more than ironically, on Martin Luther King … Continued

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ALL OUT to City Council on Feb 18 – Stop the Spy Center & Schneider Electric! http://t.co/yww8sM0J6c #DAC #oakmtg pic.twitter.com/hceMQ0BJzd — Oakland Privacy (@OaklandPrivacy) February 5, 2014 54810

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Oakland Privacy Group Member Interviewed on RT.

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Brian Hofer of the Oakland Privacy Group is interviewed by Abby Martin of the RT Network on her show Breaking The Set. He describes what’s been discovered about Oakland’s Orwellian-named Domain Awareness Center, the rally planned for Tuesday, February 4th at Oscar Grant Plaza, and some about the impending lawsuit.   If you would like to donate a few bucks to help create the legal fund which will be critical in suing Oakland to stop the “Local Chapter of the NSA, Oakland’s Domain Awareness Center here’s your chance! 54781

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Student Debt Refusal: “It’s Inevitable. It Has To Happen.”

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He’s Mike. She’s Cassie.  And here’s Strike Debt Radio’s fourth show in two months. Strike Debt Bay Area’s dynamic duo talk to Professor and Occupy Organizer Andrew Ross about the student debt crisis.  (You can find the first three episodes here.) Here’s a couple of excerpts from this latest show. “If you do the math, you have to conclude that this ((an education)) is not a particularly good bargain for most people… This year alone, the Federal government is estimated to take 51 billion in profit from their student loan … Continued

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Oakland’s Elite Want the Kaiser Center to Remain Completely and Utterly Useless.

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After years of neglect, one day of intense excitement January 28th, 2012, and now months of a quiet encampment by otherwise homeless (and harmless) people on its steps and lawn, Oakland’s Kaiser Center has been targeted by Oakland’s elite as yet another battle site in their war on those who have nothing to fight back with. Noting the results of shooting and illegally arresting Occupiers – millions of dollars in lawsuit damages and millions more in attorney’s fees and City Staff time – Mayor “this is economic violence” Quan has … Continued

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Liberty or DAC.

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From the technical details – Schneider Electric has violated city ordinances and must be “debarred” (made ineligible to receive future city contracts), to putting the DAC into perspective going back to the FBI surveillance of Martin Luther King and the incredible governmental abuse revealed by Edward Snowden, Oakland Privacy Group members told members of the Oakland City Council Public Safety Committee why continuing on with the Domain Awareness Center was unconstitutional, illegal, unethical, and unwise. And, as usual, it all fell on deaf ears. Once the hurly-burly was done, the … Continued

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The Nuclear Shit Hits The City Council Fan: OPG Demands That Oakland “Cease and Desist” Building the DAC!

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Oakland Privacy Group Press Release. 1/27/14   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ACTIVISTS POISED TO SUE CITY OVER CREEPY SPY CENTER’S NUCLEAR WEAPONS CONTRACTORS The Oakland Privacy Group today demanded through counsel that Oakland city government immediately Cease and Desist building the Domain Awareness Center and stop working with military contractors in violation of Oakland’s Nuclear Free Zone ordinance or face a lawsuit. City staff is currently urging city council to move forward with building the DAC by signing a contract with military contractor Schneider Electric. Signing such a contract would be … Continued

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“You Gotta Be For the People.”

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Gigi Winters, an Occupy Oakland activist who lost her home in Oakland to the banks after being evicted at gunpoint almost a year ago, speaks to the Albany City Council several days ago about the absurdity of evicting people from the Albany Bulb when there is no place for them to go. Gigi was active in the successful fight to save Jodie Randolph’s home from the maws of the Big Banks, as seen in this photo of her standing with Jodie and others on Jodie’s porch in Alameda in November … Continued

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