Stop Urban Shield! Protest Alameda County Sheriff Ahern’s militarized police exhibit and exercises


Urban Shield is the largest SWAT training & war-weapons expo in the world. We will gather on September 11th, across communities, to end it & resist police militarization around the world! Join the Stop Urban Shield Coalition to say NO to policing, militarization and state violence!  We will be rallying at the Alameda County Sheriff Office on 1401 Lakeside Drive in Oakland across from the main library at 4PM on FRIDAY, September 11th 2015.  There will be some sort of food-like substance across the street near the Camron-Stanford House at … Continued


FTP – ‘Films 2 The People’ Short Film Festival: 7PM Friday May 29 at the Omni!

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Optik Allusions is so pleased to announce their very first Short Film Festival! Come discover our out-of-the-ordinary line up of intersectional short films from all over Oakland and all over the world! The event will also be a fundraiser for our video collective to keep thriving: Optik Allusions provides equipment for video production and post production, organizes workshops… We share skills and resources to make films expressing points of view that are usually silenced, and tell stories that might otherwise remain untold. The fundraiser will also help pay our rent … Continued


Free FOIA/Legal Document Scanning Service for East Bay Activists/Journos


East Bay activist organizations now have a new and free resource in the arena of Document Scanning. A member of Occupy Oakland has crowd source funded the acquisition of a brand new Brother ADS-2500W High-Speed Document Scanner. This member will house and operate the scanner free of charge for Public Records, FOIA Documents and/or Legal Documents delivered by fellow activists, independent/alternative media organizations and investigative journalists (NOTE: This does not blanketly apply to all non-profits. This service applies to those organizations and individuals which are aligned with, in collective struggle, … Continued


Protect Public Land From Private Takeovers


Oakland’s beautiful and wild Knowland Park is under threat, and we need your help at an important City Council vote. Right now, the free public park is home to a range of wildlife, including threatened species, native grasslands, and woodlands. However, the Oakland Zoo is trying to take over the heart of the park–77 acres!–which would displace local wildlife…for an exhibit about species that are regionally extinct due to development. What?!  This would also mean privatizing our public park, and since the zoo has been working behind closed doors with … Continued


Picket of the Zim Shanghai continues!: Saturday 4:30-5PM W.Oakland BART–End the Siege of Gaza

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We stopped the ZIM from unloading this morning, let’s keep the pressure on this afternoon! Folks will gather at the West Oakland BART, at 4:30 PM if you are marching, at 5 PM for a carpool to the picket.  Previous POST: ALERT: The Zim Shanghai has changed its estimated arrival back to Saturday (September 27th) AM.  The critical picket is back to 5 AM Saturday, 9/27. Gather at W. Oakland BART. We will still be at W. Oakland BART at 5pm tonight to meet anybody who wishes to help plan … Continued


David Rovics & Eric Drooker Benefit Concert for Tristan Anderson

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. David Rovics, Eric Drooker & Tristan Anderson will perform together on Sunday, Feb. 23rd at the Art House in Berkeley, 2905 Shattuck Ave. The event will be a benefit for Justice 4 Tristan.  $5-$20 sliding scale suggested donation Schedule: 5 PM Potluck dinner 6 PM Welcoming 6:15-6:45 Tristan Anderson slide show 6:45-7:15 David Rovics amplified set 7:15-8:00 Eric Drooker Multimedia Performance 8PM-….. David Rovics acoutic set   David Rovics is a great folk singer of songs of social significance. You can download most of his music at his web site … Continued


GA at Mike’s house this Sunday! Hike & feed

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The Occupy Oakland General Assembly will convene over food and libation this week at Mike’s house in El Cerrito.  We normally meet at 2:00 PM, but our holiday GA, hike and social will begin later than our usual time: 3:00 PM for a hike on the Albany Hill, 4:30 PM for a short meeting, 5:30 PM for a holiday meal. If you would like to attend either: – send email to Mike ( for directions – call Mike at 510-299-0493 for directions – show up at the Oscar Grant Plaza … Continued


Sign up and speak out against government surveillance at City Council


Tuesday, July 16, 5:30PM, City Council Meeting Council is seeking to pass a resolution to administer a $2 million payout to major defense contractor, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for needed software and infrastructure to integrate “Phase 2″ of the Domain Awareness Center (DAC) a mass centralized virtual data center for intelligence gathering in Oakland. If this gross violation of privacy has you concerned come out and voice your opinion on Big Oakland Brother the DAC to the Council. Sign up to speak against increased government surveillance, Item 7.19: … Continued


Art & protest exhibit for the Turkish people, June 29 & 30th


An Art Exhibition Showcasing The Truth & Humor of the Turkish Resistance Original scenes from Istanbul Gezi Park Protest by Turkish American Gezi Platform: An organization representing the Turkish American Community in support of the Gezi Movement Saturday, June 29th, 4PM – 9PM Sunday, June 30th, 11AM – 2 PM Studio Location: DILEKSEZEN 1933 Union Street, San Francisco, CA  94123 51690


Hella Gezi Overnight Campout @ OGP in Solidarity with the People of Turkey & Against State Repression


Saturday, June 22nd from 7:00 PM to morning! Bring a sleeping bag. Oscar Grant Plaza 14th Street & Broadway, Oakland Feast! Films! Music!  More! “This movement won’t end here.  We’ve started something much bigger than the park.  …After tis, I don’t think people will go back to being afraid of this government or any government.” -Seyitt Cikmen, 19 50460