Autonomous Action

Autonomous actions by organized by Occupy Oakland participants, but not necessarily endorsed by Occupy Oakland committees/caucuses or the General Assembly.

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

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

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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

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Solidarity with Occupy Gezi Parki Turkey Rally

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June 6, 2013 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Downtown Berkeley BART 160 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 Join us for a solidarity rally to support the protests in Turkey, which initially began at Gezi Parki. The demonstrations at Gezi Parki were directed to halt the destruction of Taksim’s last green area. For the past week, a cross section of the population has been demonstrating throughout Turkey against police brutality and increasingly anti-democratic government practices. At least two protestors have been killed as a result of police brutality. We need your support! Original notice on IndyBay … Continued

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Emergency Global Actions for Gaza

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Emergency Global Actions for Gaza Israel launched “Operation Pillar of Clouds” earlier this week with a series of air strikes. More than a dozen people have been killed so far including women and children. International solidarity activists are in the streets all over the world, we have to be in SF. Please share this event with your networks, bring your banners and signs n spirit to the action! Day 1: Thursday Nov 15th at 5:15pm at Israeli Consulate Day 2: Friday Nov 16th at 4:00pm at Israeli Consulate For additions … Continued

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Labor Day BBQ at Snow Park, 2pm

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OO’s Nomads are hosting a potluck BBQ at Snow Park at 2 PM on Labor Day, September 3rd.  Bring a dish to share with your comrades & cronies. OK, Labor Day is the establishment’s alternative to May 1st, International Workers’ Day, celebrated by progressives all over the world. May Day started as a commemoration of 7 anarchists unjustly sentenced to execution after being railroaded after an incident at a workers’ demonstration in Chicago in 1866.  But even that attempted cooptation of workers’ own celebration of their solidarity had to be … Continued

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Occupy the Farm Calls for Action at Albany City Council to Consider Gil Tract Development Monday 7/9 7 PM

Supporters of the Gill Tract Farm are mobilizing on July 9th at 7 PM at the corner of San Pablo and Marin, then marching to the City Council meeting. This week is critical for the future of the Gill Tract Farm.  Although the Albany City Council and UC have stated in city resolutions and open letters that they are committed to community collaboration around the future of the farm, they are moving forward with the original proposal to develop a housing and shopping center on the south side of the … Continued

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Meet Saturday 6/23 Noon Oscar Grant Plaza – March to the Lakeview Sit-In

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Daily Rallies at Lakeview Elementary 746 Grand Ave. at 5pm! ( In case of a police raid, rally the next day 5 pm at Lakeview) Public education in Oakland is under attack. Literally. On Monday, the 18th, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) police and OPD threatened the parent and teacher led sit-in at Lakeview Elementary. We re-opened the school they shut down. Now we need a mass mobilization to defend the re-opening. Instead of keeping elementary schools open, the OUSD claims they’re broke – yet 6 million dollars goes to … Continued

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Occupy Lakeview Elementary School–Closed by Oakland School District

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WHERE: Lakeview Elementary School, 746 Grand Avenue, Oakland CA 94610 WHAT: Sit-in Protest To Reverse Closures of Oakland Public Schools WHEN: Beginning Friday, June 15 at 1:00 p.m. PST WHO: Teachers, parents, students, allies, and all who believe in public education At the end of this school year, the Oakland Unified School District plans to close five public elementary schools and hand children’s school buildings over to private charter schools and district administration offices. Hundreds of the displaced students have been placed by the district in elementary schools that are … Continued

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Occupy the Farm Planter Box Rally • Saturday 5-19-12 3PM

Followed by a Community Forum on Visions for Food Sovereignty and Food Justice 3 PM – Gather at the Gill Tract South Side: Monroe St. at San Pablo Ave The Planter Box Rally will highlight that land access is fundamental to growing food in an urban environment. UC Berkeley may have forced the public off of the Gill Tract, yet still we farm. The community forum will contextualize the Gill Tract within the larger scope of food sovereignty and food justice issues that affect people throughout the Bay Area and … Continued

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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

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