November 2011 – May 2014
“Swagn’ 4 Justice: Youth & Community Rally for Quality Jobs”
The rally is being called by Oakland Youth from Urban Peace Movement in partnership with the Revive Oakland! Coalition and will take place:
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST
4:30PM – 6PM
Oscar Grant Plaza (14th & Broadway, Oakland).
Performers Include: Turfin’ 24/7, Turf Feinz, DJ FUZE, Queen Deelah, J-Milli-on and more. . .
This is a related event organized independently that is taking place at Oscar Grant Plaza.
(Detalles en Español Mas abajo)
The most marginalized people within the 99% are fed up and we are calling for an occupation of Well’s Fargo Detention Center in Downtown Oakland just a few yards away from the Occupy Oakland Camp.
Well’s Fargo Detention Center (AKA Bank) has been making Billions of dollars investing in Immigrant Detention Centers (AKA Concentration Camps) and at the same time they invest aggressively in anti-immigrant lobbying to pass laws like Arizona’s SB 1070 which fill those camps with undocumented profit.
67 Sueños is a collective of undocumented youth and allies that refused to be passive about the violence done to our community.
We call on the 99% to stand with your most marginalized brothers, sisters and gender neutrals.
We call on the Bay Area immigrants rights movement to support our efforts to target the main profiteers of our people’s pain.
We call on Occupy Oakland to make this big bank a stones throw away one of your key targets in solidarity with our struggle.
Planning Meeting this Saturday, E-mail 67suenos@gmail for info and to be involved.
For more info on the connection between Well’s Fargo and the terrorizing of migrant people without papers check out:
The People United, Will never be Defeated!
Nosotros los mas marginados en este pais hacemos un llamado al 99% de la gente que no son ricos y no ganan cuando Wells Fargo gana, a marchar con nosotros en solidaridad y “Occupar” a Wells Fargo.
El Banco de Well’s Fargo esta contando con cientos de millones de dolares en ganancias gracias al dolor de nuestra comunidad. Resulta Que Wells Fargo invierte mucho dinero en los centros de detension donde aguantan a nuestra gente sin derechos antes de su deportacion. Tambien Invierten su dinero en esfuerzos para crear y aprovar leyes anti-inmigrante como la ley SB 1070 en Arizona. De esta manera ellos aseguran las ganancias de sus inversiones en los centros de detencion. Nosotros Sufrimos por el profito de ellos.
Nuestro grupo, 67 Sueños, es uncollectivo de jovenes indocumentados y nuestros aliados.
Hacemos un llamado al movimiento pro-derechos del migrante a que nos ayuden a luchar contra el egoismo y racismo de este banco.
Hacemos un llamado a nuestros compas en el movimiento que esta “Occupando a Oakland” a que se unan a esta demonstracion en solidaridad.
Para participar en la organizacion de esta accion escribanos un correo electronico a email@example.com
El Pueblo Unido Jamas sera Vencido!
Occupy Oakland March to support strike at UC Berkeley
Support Occupy Cal and its fight against police brutality and the privatization of the UC system.
Coverge at OG Plaza at 2:30pm
March up Telegraph to UC Berkeley
Hackathon II builds on the demos and tools from the first and turns our collaborative energy on visualizing the 5000+ responses to the OccupyResearch General Demographics and Participation Survey (ORGS), Occupy Oakland Serves the People Survey Results, and R-Shief Twitter #occupy tags aggregating since September 2011.
900 Alice Street, Oakland, CA 94607
3rd Rear Floor conference room (3R)
Between 9th and 10th St., Oakland’s Chinatown. Two blocks from Lake Merritt Bart, six blocks from Oscar Grant Plaza.
Saturday, March 24th 2012
10:00am to 6:00pm
RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
What to bring
Everybody is welcome; you do not need to be a hacker to come to the hackathon. Bring ideas, or things you want to learn or teach.
Come by before the OO BBQ at Rainbow Park starts or stop by afterwards.
Check out some of the COOL things folks created at Hackathon I, like the metameme of the Pepper Spray Cop and comparison of mainstream media coverage of Occupy versus tweets about #OWS.
A mosaic image of the Pepper Spraying Cop was created, composed of many tiny remixed Pepper Spraying Cop images.
Comparison of surface area newspapers devoted to Occupy coverage to tweets of #OWS and #Occupy related hashtags over time. Results show that movement-created information distributed via Twitter is a more reliable, grassroots source of information than mainstream media.
Mon/Thursdays At 19th & Telegraph at 6pm
Come and help plan the one year anniversary of Occupy Oakland!
NOTE: Folks attending Monday changed the venue from OGP, hence the dueling events announcements.
Join us to send a message of solidarity to Occupy Sandy.
Mic check – @Kaymee: Next up on #OpThunderBird Action Agenda: #OpValentine! Then #FTP w/@OccupyTheMob and #oo #osf in March @OccupyToronto <3
Hello people of the world. It is time that people come and march as a bloc. Let’s keep it fun and cool , we have a set of rules to keep every safe so we can all march in peace.
FUCK THE POLICE MARCH
FTP2.0 – FUCK THE POLICETake our pigs for a walk. They need the exercise. And it only costs the city $50K a week!
*** This event is being called by the Occupy Oakland Tactical Action Committee. It might continue weekly.
The Tactical Action Committee was approved by Occupy Oakland’s GA to perform autonomous actions at their discretion. In that sense it is not an “official” Occupy Oakland event, in the sense that it was not directly, but indirectly, approved through the GA.***
IMPORTANT NOTE: NV folks are welcome, this is a peaceful protest — whatever that means.
FTP March, Iteration 2.0 March,1, 2013 – Tactical Parameters
Due to the fact that most of our internal issues on each march and action to date have come from a lack of information on what the tactical parameters of a particular action are expected to be, TAC will be calling for tactical parameters on this and all future FTP marches that may change as we learn and practice our skills in the streets.
Note that these are the wishes by the callers of the march. In the interests of solidarity please respect these parameters. These are being called for this march only. This goes both ways — please be respectful enough of the event to not pursue certain actions at this time if they are being put on the “please don’t” list; likewise, if you are uncomfortable with someone performing an action that is acceptable within the march parameters DO NOT INTERFERE with them. This is respect for diversity of tactics, and also proper solidarity in the face of our common enemy. There will come a day that this practice, discipline and restraint will serve us well as a unit.
If you cannot follow the parameters DO NOT ATTEND. They will be read before the march during the rally. People will be given the opportunity to back out if they feel they cannot respect the tactics, with no loss of face.
So, for this march, TAC is asking for the following:
SHIELDS: If you have the capability and the will to march in the front line, make a shield to carry for this Saturday’s action.
NO DAMAGE TO PRIVATE PROPERTY of any kind — people’s cars, any Oakland businesses (especially small businesses – but the Starbucks that was hit last time actually gives free coffee and food to our vigil so we prefer to leave all of them out at this time).
PROPERTY THAT IS FAIR GAME IF YOU ARE SO INCLINED – police vehicles and equipment. The police are not our friends, never have been, and never will be.
NO FRONTAL ASSAULTS ON THE POLICE – i.e., no bottle throwing. Defensive actions are fully accepted and encouraged. Shields, unarresting, disarming cops that are beating comrades, etc. MAKE THE POLICE STRIKE THE FIRST BLOW.
SPLIT-OFF MARCHES AND AUTONOMOUS ACTIONS ARE NOT DISCOURAGED. If you do decide to go your own route, please respect the above parameters. Large banks, huge international corporations that run this city with their money, political organization HQ such as the Democrat campaign office or the chamber of commerce are not considered private property for the purposes of the parameters. If you decide to split off, do your autonomous actions away from the main march, not right next to it.
We are not encouraging anyone to attack any property whatsoever, but some property is more acceptable than others if you really must risk your freedom by doing something of that nature.
FIRE CAN BE FUN – if you want to burn a usa flag in the street (that isn’t somebody’s car) then more power to you. If someone is burning a flag in the street then DO NOT INTERFERE.
BLOC UP: If you hear the shout, “Bloc up!” Or “Tighten up!” It is in your best interest to clump together with the main group in tight formation. Be aware of distance and do not string out along the march route. Do not give the police an opportunity to snatch you and plant evidence on you to conflate charges with.
And to repeat:
NO INTERFERING IN OTHER PEOPLE’S ACTIONS EVEN IF YOU DO NOT PERSONALLY AGREE WITH THEM. Do not yell stop. Do not grab your comrades. If you feel unsafe, move away. The parameters listed above are for our own use so that we can hold one another accountable afterwards for things that may not have gone according to plan. But in the face of the enemy WE SHOW FULL SOLIDARITY. Afterwards we can argue about stuff. Not during the action.
We are all adults. We are all comrades. We have a common enemy and we will have to learn to work as a unit. Following the action parameters on each FTP march should mitigate the fighting and problems we have consistently had after every action to date.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The Oakland Police Department has harassed and brutalized Occupy Oakland and participants in the vigil. Camps and liberated foreclosed buildings have been raided and shut down. OOers at the vigil have been arrested for as little as standing nearby when the police decide to raid, all the way up to the ridiculous charge of lynching. People have been physically assaulted by those supposed to protect and serve, but only do so in the interests of the 1%.
With dozens of our comrades having been arrested in the past couple of weeks, and culminating in the city’s revocation of the vigil’s permit and the immediate threat of another police raid to clear the plaza, the time has come to rise up and let them know what we think of them and that we will no longer meekly accept their violations of our civil and human rights.
Spread the word, send the invite, join us as we march in solidarity against police repression.
Wear blackBring shields if you are able and willing
Rally at 7:00 pmMarch on OPD HQ at 9:00 pm
THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING OCCUPY OAKLANDSOLIDARITY
We are Anonymous,
We are legion,
We never forgive,
We never forget,
we are 3 months
Late but still
you should have
A BARBECUE FOR HERBIVORES AND CARNIVORES ALIKE
The time of year cries out for a backyard party to ring in the outdoor season, and there’s no more benevolent use for carbon as a fuel than a barbecue. Also, we’ll be saying “Keep in touch” to our great friend Hannah who will be leaving in June for Gomorrah – the City of Angels – with her family.
For more details please visit: https://occupyoakland.org/ai1ec_event/oo-barbecue-herbivores-carnivores-alike/?instance_id=260928
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays, 2-4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. “If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 2:00 PM we meet inside at the Sudoroom, 2141 Broadway, the entrance is on 22nd St between Telegraph and Broadway. Ring the buzzer and say you are here for the OO GA. Directions
We have met on a continuous basis for almost two and a half years! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally . Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.
The bulk of the work of Occupy Oakland does NOT happen in the General Assembly. It happens in various committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives voluntarily come to the GA and report on past and future actions. We encourage everyone participating in the Occupy Oakland GA to be part of at least one associated group, but it is by no means a requirement. If you like, just come and hear all the organizing being done! Occupy Oakland encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.
General Assembly Standard Agenda
- Welcome & Introductions
- Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
- Discussion Topics
Occupy Oakland activities and contact info for some Bay Area Groups with past or present Occupy Oakland members.
Occupy Oakland Web Committee: (email@example.com)
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders: http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Justice 4 Alan Blueford: justice4alanblueford.org
Oakland Privacy Group: oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: email@example.com
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Albany Bulb Defense: sharethebulb.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: sudoroom.org