Media Committee

The Media Committee issues press releases and provides referrals for journalists. This committee was reorganized in March 2012 according to a GA resolution.

media@occupyoakland.org

JAILHOUSE 4 GELHAUS/CARCEL PARA GELHAUS

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  Tuesday, November 5th at 1PM March from the Old Court House Square 300-304 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa Ca, 95401 to The District Attorney’s Office, 600 Administration Drive, Room 212 J Santa Rosa, CA 95403 WE HAVE ONE DEMAND, for now. We demand Erick Gelhaus be immediately fired, arrested, and Indicted for the Murder of Andy Lopez. We will march to the District Attorney’s OFFICE on this coming Tuesday, the 5th, planning to leave downtown around 1:30. We need everyone that can be there, there. Justice cannot wait! TENEMOS UNA DEMANDA, … Continued

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Solidarity with the Indigenous Struggle in Honduras and COPINH

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Solidarity with the Indigenous Struggle in Honduras and COPINH For full story please visit: Rioblancocommunity.blogspot.com There will be an action this Thursday Sep 19th in solidarity with COPINH members Berta Cáceres, Aureliano Molina and Tomas Gómez who face another trial day on Friday Sep 20th. The government and private prosecutors are asking Berta Caceres to be imprisoned and that Tomas Gomez and Aureliano Molina be given substitutive measures to imprisonment, including prohibited access to Rio Blanco and routine check-ins at the court house. If charged the community of Rio Blanco will be left more vulnerable, silenced … Continued

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Until All Are Free: A series of actions in solidarity with the Hunger Strikes, Saturday, August 24th at 5pm

On Saturday, August 24th at 5pm join us at Oscar Grant Plaza to march in solidarity with the California prisoners on the 48th day of their hunger strike. As they organize behind the closed doors of solitary, let our support ring loudly through the streets. Let us voice the demands of the prisoners and demand justice for Guero, the first prisoner to die participating in the hunger strike (may he rest in peace.) Saturday,  August 24th, 5pm Rally at Oscar Grant Plaza (14th and Broadway) and 5:30pm March. Come ready to … Continued

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FARGO 14 OCCUPY PHILLY PROTESTERS FOUND NOT GUILTY!

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In the matter of The People V. Wells Fargo the jury has found us, the 12 Occupy Philly protesters arrested in November 2011 for a sit-in against the banks’ predatory lending practices and mafia-like policies, NOT GUILTY. We would all ask for you to please share this story with your networks and local press. Free speech just triumphed over property rights, even as the DA talked shit on twitter.  Thank you to everyone for the support! It got us through that anxious time. Please share. This is history. Read More Here: … Continued

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Support the ACAC 19! Pack the Courtroom February 8th

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Come pack the courtroom on February 8th to support the ACAC 19! Solidarity is our weapon against the state! Our love for our comrades is stronger than their cages and their courts! When: Friday February 8th, 12:30PM Where: 850 Bryant St. San Francisco, Department 16 What: Pack the Court   On Friday February 8th, 2013 members of the Anti-Capitalist Anti-Colonial (ACAC) 19 will be appearing in San Francisco Superior Court at 850 Bryant Street for a pretrial motions hearing. We call on you, supporters, friends, and comrades to pack the … Continued

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March 14th Rally to Support SHU Prisoners Lawsuit -Pack the Courthouse!

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Thursday, March 14th, 2013 Oakland Federal Building, 1301 Clay Street, Oakland CA 94612 Come support the SHU prisoners’ class action lawsuit against solitary confinement! CDCR has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, and on March 14th a federal judge will decide whether to allow the case to go to trial or dismiss it. JOIN US for a RALLY outside the courthouse to put pressure on the court to hear our case! After the rally, PACK THE COURTHOUSE! Bring your state ID and join us in the courtroom to show our … Continued

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SATURDAY: CHOWCHILLA FREEDOM RALLY

CHOWCHILLA FREEDOM RALLY Join our statewide mobilization to Chowchilla to protest the unconstitutional overcrowding in California’s women prisons and show our support for our loved ones inside who are struggling to survive as the conditions worsen. As a result of the conversion of Valley State Prison for Women (VSPW), one of the remaining women’s prisons has now reached 179% capacity. A woman recently transferred to CCWF informed us that they were given clothes and bedding that “you wouldn’t want even your dog sleeping on.” Another person confirmed, “Everything we rely on … Continued

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Quorum Sunday for Occupy Sandy

Occupy Oakland Seeking Quorum Sunday for Occupy Sandy Solidarity Efforts Occupy Sandy is a volunteer effort of people from Occupy Wall Street, Interoccupy.net, 350.org, recovers.org, and others who have organized substantial help for victims of the big storm in New York and New Jersey, including providing supplies and helping with cleanup. Thousands of Occupiers have served perhaps 1.5 million meals, even feeding the FEMA workers, filling a void left by government and private charities like the Red Cross. Instead of thanking these volunteers Mayor Bloomberg is threatening to shut down some of these relief efforts. We … Continued

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