Anti-Repression Committee

Works with Occupy Legal to coordinate jail and medical support. Takes care of getting people out of jail, providing bail, packing the courtroom when people are being arraigned, and general solidarity and support work for those who have been brutalized by the police at Occupy Oakland.

antirepression@occupyoakland.org

To Occupy. Perchance to Occupy Oakland.

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Laleh Behbehanian, one of Occupy Oakland’s finest, spoke at the 2nd Anniversary Party on 10/10/23 commemorating the beginning of the encampment at Oscar Grant Plaza. Here is the video of her talk, recorded by Mindy, and below, a few excerpts from the prepared text. Her theme was What is this thing we call Occupy Oakland? What is this thing we call Occupy Oakland? We know that it isn’t simply some group, or organization- it’s more than that. It is isn’t merely some space – it’s so much more than the … Continued

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The Case Against Curfews

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In light of Oakland Councilperson Noel Gallo’s recent fetish with the idea of curfews, here is an article published August 11th, 2012 in the Occupied Oakland Tribune (now inaccessible), when then Chief of Police Howard Jordan was spewing the same bullshit. —– By JP Massar “Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan wants a curfew. In the widespread absence of appropriate “parental controls” Jordan says a curfew is critical to reduce the risks posed by teens and younger children hanging out late at night in some of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods. … Continued

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Occupy Oakland: The Movie!

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OCCUPY OAKLAND: The Movie. Please join Flashpoints on Pacifica Radio & Long Memory Productions in support of the Alan Blueford Coalition with an ADVANCED SCREENING of: OCCUPY OAKLAND: The Movie. Thursday, September 12, 7:00 PM. Grand Lake Theater. This is a film in the making that highlights why the Occupy movement was different in Oakland because of Oakland’s history going back to the Black Panther Party and up to the Oscar Grant Movement. This film has a very clear anti-police brutality theme. The producer’s goal is to make this a … Continued

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Solidarity Fast Ends Successfully – Confronts Jerry Brown.

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Adopted from an email report by one of the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity team members: Congratulations to our two intrepid hunger strike solidarity peeps who successfully completed their 60 hour fast at 11:59:59 Saturday night 9/7 in support of the prisoners’ 60 day hunger strike and their 5 core demands. The fast took place outside of Gov. Jerry Brown’s condo on Telegraph Ave. at 27th St. in uptown Oakland. I was present late afternoon Saturday when Jerry Brown arrived. One supporter, a lawyer, was in the lobby of the building … Continued

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60 Hour Fast for the 60 Day California Prison Hunger Strike

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At 27th & Telegraph, outside of Jerry Brown’s condo, two intrepid Hunger Strike supporters are conducting a 60 hour fast in solidarity with and in honor of the now-suspended California Prisoners’ Hunger Strike, which spanned 60 days. The fast began Thursday noon and will last through Saturday. They welcome your camaraderie any time through Saturday. Also please join them at a “noise demo” tonight at 9:00 PM at 27th & Telegraph as First Friday is winding down.    52486

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A Message From the Berkeley Post Office Defenders

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On the evening of August 28th, most Berkeley Post Office camp residents and supporters were in Oakland celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and protesting against the murders of Trayvon Martin, Alan Blueford, Oscar Grant and many others by police and police surrogates. The Berkeley Police Department saw fit to use this opportunity to raid the encampment and “confiscate abandoned property” that in fact they knew very well belonged to protesters, stealing the possessions and sheltering of homeless Berkeley residents. Using as a blank check a report … Continued

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KILLER OPD COP MIGUEL MASSO SPOTTED

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Miguel Masso, who killed Alan Blueford in the early morning hours of May 6th, 2012 in East Oakland, was spotted and photographed in an Oakland Police Officer uniform on August 24th, 2012, at approximately 7:00 PM, at Oscar Grant Plaza. He is apparently attempting to conceal his identity from those not close enough to see his name patch with the use of sunglasses. Do not be fooled! HE IS ARMED AND CONSIDERED EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. IF YOU SEE THIS FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE DO NOT APPROACH. 52366

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First Occupy Oakland Lawsuit Settled for $1.17 Million.

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You may never have heard of Suzi Spangenberg or Sukay Sow, and to tell you the truth, neither had I. But Suzi received $500,000 and Sukay $210,000 as part of a settlement agreement announced last night in a lawsuit, Campbell v City of Oakland that arose from Oakland police having tear-gassed, flash-bang grenaded, beaten, clubbed and shot Occupy Oakland protesters October 25th through November 3rd, 2011. Suzi Spangenberg, a 52 year old seminarian, said, “I was in the middle of telling OPD I loved them when they threw explosives at … Continued

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Mass Arrest Lawsuit Settled – OPD Costs Oakland’s Taxpayers Another Cool $1,000,000.

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The National Lawyer’s Guild yesterday announced the settlment of a lawsuit from 2010 in which one hundred and fifty Oscar Grant verdict protesters were “mass arrested” for no reason other than revenge by Oakland Police and then mistreated by Alameda County Sheriffs’ Deputies. The protest took place on November 5th, 2010, the day that Johnannes Meserle, the BART Police Officer who killed Oscar Grant was sentenced to less than two years in jail (with time in custody reducing the sentence) for the murder of Oscar Grant. U.S. District Court Judge … Continued

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Court Support needed tomorrow January 23rd

COME SUPPORT ADAM WEATHERS  tomorrow at 9am Dept 11 at Rene C. Davidson courthouse (by the lake). This will be a bail reduction hearing and community support  can play an important factor in the judges decision.   Adam was arrested on J28 in front of the YMCA  with hundreds of other comrades while serving as a medic. He was brutalized by police, including being kicked in the head by his arresting officer. It has long been a practice of OPD to stick those they brutalize most with the most severe … Continued

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