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

External Links – 6/3 to 6/17

Voices of Occupy Oakland LIVELY PROTEST IN OAKLAND AGAINST PIG CONFERENCE Melvin arrested 6-13 – youtube In the press Judge Takes Oakland Police One Step Closer to Federal Control – Colorlines Oakland budgets $750,000 to outsource Occupy complaints – Oakland Tribune Occupy: the Ad Campaign – East Bay Express Occupy Oakland protest targets council member – Oakland Tribune Occupy activists heckle judge in elder-theft case – SFGate Police assign officer to Occupy Oakland investigations – Oakland Tribune Release of Frazier report Report: Aggressive Police Response to Occupy Oakland Was “Flawed” … Continued

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SOLIDARITY WITH QUÉBEC STUDENT STRIKE! Friday 6/1 7pm

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WE MARCH AGAIN! June 1, 2012 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ 19th & Telegraph Over the last few months, we have been enheartened by the revolt taking shape in the streets of Montreal. The students of Quebec have taken a struggle against tuition hikes and mobilized hundreds of thousands against austerity and state repression. What began as a one-week university student strike has precipitated into an anti-capitalist revolt against universities, banks and police in what many are calling a general and indefinite social strike. In the face of intense … Continued

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External Links – Week of June 28th

Voices of Occupy Oakland Occupy Oakland Post-May Day: Strengths, Limits, and Futures. A short video celebrating Oakland’s march in solidarity with the revolt in Montreal In the press Judge wants new investigation into OPD – Oakland Tribune Stockton Action: news10.net recordnet.com   A 32531

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Stockton General Strike! 5/31/12

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May Day! May Day! Shut down Stockton! Come out May 31 to Stockton, California and help shut down the town to protest racist police murders, criminally greedy banks and a corrupt and incompetent city government! Justice for James Rivera! Justice for Luther Brown Justice for the People of Stockton! 1-130pm– Meet-up/drop off point-Eden Park (El Dorado St) 2-3pm– Rally @ MLK park (El Dorado & Fremont) 3-5pm– Bank Shutdown Parties and Justice for the Families march through Downtown Stockton 5-8pm– “the Right–to-Assemble” Street Dance Party All-day BBQ and Services @ … Continued

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OCCUPY OAKLAND MEDIA COMMITTEE PURPOSE STATEMENT

The Occupy Oakland Media Committee (OOMC) is a committee of Occupy Oakland* (OO) that makes use of the press, social media, multimedia, and other forms of media to connect with supporters by promoting actions events, workshops, and nurturing political dialogue. The OOMC will develop and adhere to policies regarding the following responsibilities: Connecting outside press inquiries to current and relevant sources of information – rotating “spokespersons,” contacts within committees, or document archives – primarily within OO but also within the greater Occupy movement.  Working with other committees to write, edit, … Continued

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LONG LIVE THE GILL TRACT FARM – SOLIDARITY MARCH TONIGHT!

*Meet at North Berkeley BART (Acton and Delaware St.) at 6 PM TONIGHT, 5/9. We will march to the Gill Tract Farm!* Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/327390270663835/ At 6:30 AM this morning, UC Police arrived at the Gill Tract Farm in Albany. They set up cement barricades to block entrances to the land, announced that ‘chemical agents’ would be used against those who interfered, and as of now are still mobilized around the farm with riot gear and zip ties. No arrests have been made. If you haven’t yet had a chance to … Continued

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Workers Assembly – 2000 Franklin St, April 21st

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Sponsored by the Occupy Oakland Labor Solidarity Committee – http://oolabor.org/ When: Saturday, April 21st, 2012 10am–2pm Where: 2000 Franklin St (CNA Building, at 20th)   The working class is facing an unprecedented assault from employers and the state. We must build solidarity in collective struggle. In this spirit we invite all workers – paid and unpaid, employed and unemployed, union and nonunion, full-time and precarious – to join a Worker’s Assembly. We will communicate across sectors – from city workers to the private sector, from domestic and service work to … Continued

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Press Release: Stockton march for James Rivera to be joined by Occupy Oakland, Oscar Grant Committee

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10 April 2012   Contact: Lesley Phillips 510-508-1101   10 April 2012. Stockton, CA. The family of a young black man brutally killed by Stockton police, will be joined by the Oscar Grant Committee and Occupy Oakland for a protest to demand justice for James Rivera.   On Tuesday, surviving family members, the Oscar Grant Committee, Occupy Oakland, and the Stockton community will rally and march for James Rivera, Jr., a 17-yr-old boy who was brutally murdered by Stockton police in July 2010.   Rivera’s parents say … Continued

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Press Release: Protest of Afghanistan Massacre at Military Recruiter’s Station

When: Friday, March 30, 2012 Where: Fremont, California 2:30 pm – Rally at Fremont BART station 3:00 PM – March to Armed Forces Recruiting Center (39194 Paseo Padre Pkwy) Organizers: Afghans for Peace; Iraq Veterans Against the War (SF Bay Area); United States Afghan community Endorsers: Courage to Resist, Decolonize Oakland, Education Not Incarceration, Idriss Stelley Foundation, Occupy Oakland, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, World Can’t Wait SF Bay, The Afghan community, American war veterans, the Occupy movement, and their allies will hold a non-violent, direct action demonstration in … Continued

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Ohio Prisoners Declare Victory After Three Day Hunger Strike Inspired by Occupy Oakland

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On Wednesday evening, February 22, 2012, twenty-five prisoners at Ohio’s supermax prison ate their first meal since Sunday night. The hunger strike was inspired by the Occupy4Prisoners National Day of Action called for by Occupy Oakland. According to Siddique Abdullah Hasan, one of the hunger strikers, they initially intended a one day fast as a “symbolic gesture, a way of locking arms with the people on the outside.” By Monday evening, the prisoners had decided to issue demands and continue refusing food. Their demands included specific changes in the conditions … Continued

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