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


Support Blueford family at City Council meeting Tuesday, May 15th – 6:00 pm

During the early morning hours of May 6, 2012, Alan Blueford was murdered by an OPD officer, whose name has yet to be released. His family is now seeking justice for his death. Pack the City Council meeting this Tuesday, May 15th, at 6:00 pm. It is located at 14th and Broadway in downtown Oakland. Show your support in your presence and voice for all of our sons and daughters of Oakland. 31252


Occupy the Farm – all night May 9-10

Mobilize tonight, May 9th-10th, for an entire night of farming, potluck, and to maintain and preserve open access to the land. March from North Berkeley BART at 6:30 PM. (See map below) We will be farming all night long, continuing the water march to make sure that our food crops grow healthy and strong! Come in shifts or stay the whole night. Sleep in a tent on the tract or outside of the gates. Poncho Ramos will help facilitate a midnight meditation on the agricultural land at midnight. Farmland is … Continued


May Day Events: Highlights & Links


International Worker’s Day and Immigrants’ Rights Day. Occupy Los Angeles has called for a General Strike on May 1st, an action which Occupy Oakland has endorsed. More information here. Tentative schedule here. Posters and flyers here and here. Synposis: 6AM: Support the Golden Gate bridge workers via pickets and rallies (appears that the Occupy the Bridge action called off as of 4-30-12 but buses will still leave from 19th & Telegraph to occupy the Golden Gate Bridge.)  More info here and here. 9AM – NOON: 3-4 morning actions, Some events … Continued