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

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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Confronting the Many Faces of Repression

Rethinking Repression Over the past year, we have experienced many forms of overt police repression, from the camp eviction and night of tear gas on October 25th, to raids on the vigil, to snatch and grab squads on May Day.  We have come to expect the riot-clad police, with their batons and chemical weapons, although repression comes in other forms as well.  As a community, we have not been sufficiently attuned to these other faces of repression.  As the Anti-Repression Committee (ARC), we too have focused primarily on the overt … Continued

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SUNSET VIGIL for TSEGA

TONIGHT: Sunday, August 19 – 7:30pm Gather to bring in the sunset for our sister Tsega. Join us as we gather at the site of Tsega’s murder for a candlight vigil and open mic. Lake Merritt (on Grand Avenue between Harrison and Bay, near Fairy Land) “I didn’t come to die. I came to sunshine.” REST in POWER TSEGA! 38769

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Financial Statement from the Anti Repression Committee

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING for the ANTI REPRESSION COMMITTEE JULY 29, 2012 The following is a full accounting of all funds raised and spent by Occupy Oakland’s Anti Repression Committee (ARC) as of July 29, 2012. Anti Repression funds are only used for providing support for OO arrestees.   Total Funds Raised: $40,874.38 $20,000.00 – Occupy Wall Street Donation $19,464.38 – Funds raised through the ARC’s We Pay account and fundraising activities $480.00      – O100 Support Committee Donation $ 930.00     – Fundraiser event at the Starry Plough   Total Funds Spent: $21,020.14 … Continued

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