EMERGENCY ACTION AND MEETING TO DEFEND HUCHIUN – KNOWLAND PARK!
PLEASE SHARE AND INVITE!
12:00 PM – Thursday August 6th – The Knowland Park entrance by the intersection of Malcolm and Snowdown Ave.
6:00 PM – Planning Meeting – The Knowland Park entrance by the intersection of Malcolm an Snowdown Ave.
Please join us this Thursday to stop the construction and plan a long term resistance to defend the park and neighborhood from the Zoo!
Over the weekend the Oakland Zoo began constructing a fence around the proposed development site for the Zoo expansion despite public outcry against its negative impacts on the rare habitat and working class neighborhood. The Oakland Zoo plans to cut down 50+ trees including 2 old growth Oak trees destroying the home of the threatened Alameda Whipsnake, the rare Maritime Chaparral plant community and the Mountain Lion. We see this expansion as neo-colonial, gentrifying, and devastating to this rare and beautiful land. Now that the Zoo and City of Oakland are refusing to hear the concerns of a massive community coalition the we are being forced to take direct action to protect the land.
#DayofRage is in honor of Sandra Bland. We, the people of the Bay Area, and the United State of Amerika need to stand up and fight the racist, and militant police force that controls us. Its time for us to stand up for our rights and make our voices heard.
We do not want to cause any more violence than we are already accustomed to, but we do need to raise hell. We need to stick up for our brothers and sisters nation wide. We need full police reform. We need your help. Please find time in your busy lives to make a difference. We need voices and bodies from all walks of life, after all, we are in this together. Please spread the word, and invite friends, family, coworkers, etc. We need this senseless violence to stop. Bring noise makers, loud speakers, anything to catch the attention of the masses. How many more deaths will it take for change to happen? Why wait, lets make it happen now.
Remember, if you are reading this, then you ARE the RESISTANCE.
RIP Sandra Bland. Another senseless murder for the fail to use a turning signal.
During the early hours of October 25, 2011, hundreds of violent police officers stormed into Occupy Oakland’s home base at Oscar Grant Plaza, near city hall, to evict protesters & to remove their belongings. 96 of our comrades were arrested after the cops used tear gas, flash-bang grenades and less-than-lethal munitions to subdue the crowd.
Occupy Oakland’s spirit was not damaged, we were emboldened and radicalized as thousands returned that afternoon to stand up and fight back. Unforgettably, so did the p…olice. The battle for the plaza went on into the night, turning downtown Oakland into what looked like a war zone. Hot canisters of tear gas flew through the air, rubber bullets crashed into the bodies of our fellow occupiers, one hitting an Iraq war veteran in the head, putting his life in serious danger.
This year we say, FIGHT BACK! Let’s re-converge and re-claim our home!
Meet at Oscar Grant Plaza at 3PM for an open forum to discuss how to effectively combat state and police oppression before the 7PM FTP march on OPD. Let’s show these pigs we will never back down in the face of violent oppression!
After the march, let’s hold down the plaza all night and continue our conversations on how to better serve our community and how to empower each other to stand up and fight back against the OPD street gang who puts so many Oaklanders in danger.
Please join us for a day of discussion on how to effectively combat
state and police oppression on October 25th at Oscar Grant Plaza (City Hall) at 3PM.
Schedule of events:
- Converge on OGP at 3 PM to begin the open forum
- Dinner/break out groups at 5 PM
- FTP March at 7 PM
- Occupy OGP and continue conversations all night.
Please bring: Tents, warm clothes, shields, a defensive attitude and hella friends!
Added 10/16/12 –
Roughly 10 organizers for this event have been meeting regularly to make sure this night is a success, meaning no arrests or casualties. Knowing that we cannot and will not control autonomous actions & respecting the various forms of anger within those who will be participating, we would like to make it clear that un-targeted property damage is not part of the plan and is discouraged in the interest of extending our presence past the march. This is not to say that a second autonomous march later in the night is out of the question.
Rather than the tactic of smashing, this night would be a great time to exercise our defensive tactics. (Bring shields, “tools of violence,” work together and act smart!)
There are multiple goals to achieve through this action including, holding space through out the night, calling out OPD violence in a very public way & celebrating our unity against oppression.
The march will make stops at various downtown locations where the OPD has shown their ugly side against dissenters. We would like to stop at each location and project video and images of what the police have done to us there, on the walls of a near by building or on our mobile slide show screen. Calling out OPD is such a public way will be a huge win for the Occupy Oakland community by showing the general public what true violence is.
The march will then end at one of three undisclosed locations where we will hold that space through out the night. Remember to bring items that will help you accomplish this goal: Warm clothes, blankets, tents… (For those bringing small easy to erect tents, it would be awesome to see them go up on the return end of the march, and held high above our heads as we zero in on our target.)
See you all on the 25th & seriously, FUCK THE POLICE!