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Occupy the Farm Events May 12 – 13 & May 10 Update

Albany, CA.  May 10, 2012 at approximately noon, the UCPD closed off the last remaining pedestrian access to the Gill Tract by chaining and locking the gate at San Pablo and Marin Avenues.  For the past 24 hours, that gate had remained open, and despite a heavy police presence people had been able to enter and exit freely through it. This represents the latest in a series of measures taken by the UC Administration to force the Farmers off of this piece of public farmland.  To date, the UCPD has … Continued


Occupy the Farm – all night May 9-10

Mobilize tonight, May 9th-10th, for an entire night of farming, potluck, and to maintain and preserve open access to the land. March from North Berkeley BART at 6:30 PM. (See map below) We will be farming all night long, continuing the water march to make sure that our food crops grow healthy and strong! Come in shifts or stay the whole night. Sleep in a tent on the tract or outside of the gates. Poncho Ramos will help facilitate a midnight meditation on the agricultural land at midnight. Farmland is … Continued


Update: Occupy Farm Say Police Plan No Arrests as of 8:30 am 5/9/12

Re-posted from the Patch UPDATE, 8:27 a.m. Activists are planting dry farm tomatoes in Miguel Altieri’s plots in the Gill Tract after a flurry of activity this morning when police closed off one entrance to the site and brought in concrete barriers. (See tweets and photographs from the morning here via Albany Patch.) Lesley Haddock of Occupy the Farm said police told activists they weren’t planning to arrest anyone today, but that they were planning to evict people from the Gill Tract. “It looks like we’ll be able to continue … Continued


— a page from “medieval” for larry the bus —

Steven Farmer –   –   –   –   –   –    < snip >  –   –   –   –   –   –   –   –   –   –   –   –   –   – — a page from “medieval” for larry the bus — detergent    ingredients    plastic who must be fed simmer and plagiarist farce the immobile blocks when we feel like little carpenters– like you to live to consume– a lot and your body is just like a factory     temple come up with energy     take away thought *** a vote for configuration of taste if mold develops, unwind … Continued


May Day Events: Highlights & Links

International Worker’s Day and Immigrants’ Rights Day. Occupy Los Angeles has called for a General Strike on May 1st, an action which Occupy Oakland has endorsed. More information here. Tentative schedule here. Posters and flyers here and here. Synposis: 6AM: Support the Golden Gate bridge workers via pickets and rallies (appears that the Occupy the Bridge action called off as of 4-30-12 but buses will still leave from 19th & Telegraph to occupy the Golden Gate Bridge.)  More info here and here. 9AM – NOON: 3-4 morning actions, Some events … Continued


POETRY FOR THE PEOPLE at Oscar Grant Plaza, May 1, starting at noon.

From David and Sara (re-posted) Our idea is to maintain a continuous presence at the plaza starting at 12noon.  This will provide a place to see friendly faces, to check in on arrival, to hang out during the day & to regroup after actions. For those who have been unsure about how to engage with Occupy in recent months, we aim to provide a way to plug in — by convening with your friends ! I’d also like to suggest that we bring down poems to hand out — if … Continued


Take Over the Wells Fargo Shareholder Meeting April 24, 10 am

When: April 24, 2012 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Where: Merchants Exchange Building 465 California St San Francisco,CA 94104 Meet at Justin Herman Plaza Near the Embarcadero BART where Market St. ends at Stuart March to Merchants Exchange Building 465 California St. Wells Fargo profits at the cost of our communities: America’s Biggest Tax Dodger – Hoarding billions of tax dollars that should be paying for public services and putting America back to work Leads in Foreclosure – Continuing to foreclose on families in an economy it helped to … Continued


OO BBQ – Rainbow Park, Oakland – Saturday, March 24, 2012 – 1:00 to 5:00 PM

Please join Occupy Oakland and friends as we host our second neighborhood BBQ and speak out this Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 1:00 PM in Rainbow Park (Seminary and International in East Oakland). This BBQ will follow the weekly free food program in Rainbow Park and will last until 5:00 PM. Events during the BBQ include: emergency first aid training, a foreclosure defense workshop, an open forum on gang injunctions and repression in Oakland, the Children’s Village, Occupy Patriarchy’s Danger Zone, and a general speak out. Stay tuned to … Continued


DA gets stay aways on 9 charged UC Berkeley Nov.9

On the November 9 Stay-Away Orders: The University and its “Lawful Business” Reposted from berkeleynov9 / March 21, 2012 -written by three people among the thirteen charged We are graduate students and teachers at UC Berkeley. Like thousands of other people here at Berkeley, we have participated in rallies and demonstrations and marches against the privatization of the University of California. In early March of this year, however, we each received letters from the Alameda County District Attorney informing us that criminal complaints had been filed against us. No details … Continued