6/20 8:45 am – Pack the Court for Kali!

Kali was originally arrested December 16th on minor misdemeanor charges, but because of a probation violation hold he was incarcerated for 4 days before any charges were formally filed. While most people would have been released from jail and asked to appear for a future court date given the minor nature of the misdemeanor charges, the DA denied Kali’s release because of the county’s assertion that he is homeless. At his arraignment Kali immediately notified the judge that he did have a residence and provided the address. The staff that … Continued


Rally against Oakland School Closures- 6/16 2pm Lakeview Elementary Occupation

Lakeview teachers, parents and students  invite supporters to join them, starting with a 2:00 pm rally on Saturday June 16th, and every evening from 5 to 9 pm in front of Lakeview for a vigil in protest of the school closure. Lakeview Elementary School, 746 Grand Avenue, Oakland CA 94610 On Friday June 15th, at 4:00 p.m., parents, teachers and community members held a press conference announcing the beginning of a sit-in at Lakeview Elementary. The sit-in comes as a response to the Oakland School Board’s decision to close 5 … Continued


Occupy Lakeview Elementary School–Closed by Oakland School District

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


What’s Next? Occupy Oakland BBQ – June 9th, @ 2PM Bellevue and Grand

Occupy Oakland BBQ - You are invited! Tu estas invitado!

Mayday has come and gone… Capitalism is still here.  Now what? While Occupy Oakland has many great projects in the works, our energies are so dispersed we often don’t get the chance to come together face to face and strategize for the future. This is why the BBQ assembly is planning a picnic this Saturday June 9th at 2PM at Lake Merrit to discuss our vision and plan for the future. From the the AC transit campaign to school closure defense to vengeance for the victims of killer cops, let’s … Continued


Boots Riley: Art, Culture and Resistance

Saturday, June 16, 6pm Redstone Building, 2940 16th St. San Francisco One block from 16th Street BART Provocative and prolific, Boots Riley has written lyrics as the frontman of underground favorites The Coup for two decades. An activist, educator, and emcee, Riley’s singular lyrical stylings combine hip-hop poetics, radical politics, and the wry humor of the everyman — all woven-through with Bay Area swag. Boots’ book, Lyrics in Context, 1993-2012, is forthcoming and will be available in August from Haymarket Books. Join us for an evening with Boots. We will discuss the crises facing … Continued



Join us for the first gathering to begin re-imagining the General Assembly on Saturday June 16 at Mosswood Park, starting with music and food at 1:00pm. Please fill out our survey to share you thoughts on the GA: Please spread the word. The group planning this gathering meets on Fridays from 6 to 8 at Cafe Madrid, 2001 Broadway in Oakland. We welcome additional help with logistics, outreach and design planning. 31722


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