To the Occupy Oakland family and all supporters of Occupy Oakland: We are writing in regards to any misconceptions you may have regarding last Saturday’s (1/28) Move-In Day to reclaim the unused Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center. We have had to brave a heavy campaign launched by the city and the mainstream media to discredit us, and unfortunately some within our ranks have taken such misrepresentations at face value. We hope that this statement can help clear things up. We remember how beautiful we all were on our march, a … Continued
Nationwide Support for Occupy Oakland; Solidarity Demonstrations in Dozens of Cities
WHEN THEY ATTACK ONE OF US WE ALL RESPOND On January 28, 2012, Occupy Oakland moved to convert a vacant building into a community center to provide education, medical, and housing services for the 99%. Police responded with tear gas, rubber bullets, beanbag rounds and mass arrests. The State has compounded its policy of callous indifference with a ruthless display of violent repression. The Occupy movement will respond, as we have always responded, with an overwhelming show of collective resistance. Today, we take to the streets. Across the country, we will … Continued
Jan 29 Occupy Oakland Rise-Up Festival is at Oscar Grant Plaza!
Here is the schedule: http://occupyoakland.org/?p=16794
• 1-2 pm: BBQ & Voices of Liberation Rally
– Featuring Corrina Gould, speakers from Occupy the Hood, Gerald Sanders and an open forum with comrades from other movements across the region.
– BBQ provided by the OO kitchen committee and donations
– bring food to donate and share!
• 2-4 pm: Second round of panels & discussions on
– Police Repression & Prisons featuring Elaine Brown, Jack Bryson, Bo Brown, & a member of the OO anti-repression committee
– Indigenous and Anti-Colonial Struggles featuring Corrina Gould, Michelle, V, Luta Candelaria and Chris Oakes
– Crisis of Oakland public schools featuring Nick Pomquist, Jack Gerson, Javier & Emily Macy
+ Guerrilla Storytelling with kids by Amy from the Oakland Public Library
Here is the schedule: http://occupyoakland.org/?p=16794
March to Civic Auditorium Met By Police, Regrouping at OG then 19th Telegraph–On the move–See livestream
A spirited march to the long-closed civic auditorium by Lake Merritt was met by riot police who derailed the first move-in attempt. Move-in assembly after regrouping at Oscar Grant Plaza for dinner and rest break as of 5:30 pm march is on the move in downtown Oakland.Link: Empty Auditorium reveals cities 1% spending priorities
Move-In Livestreaming Now!
As of 1pm, the Move-In action is on Livestream. From time to time, the stream switches to recorded content, but stay tuned for when it switches back to the live feed. Watch below or at: http://www.livestream.com/occupyoakland occupyoakland on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free 16764
Move-In Day FAQ
Reposted from occupyoaklandmoveinday.org. Also see this in-depth Fact Sheet prepared by the OO Research Working Group. 1. How long will we be able to hold the building, won’t the police just come and evict us? We believe that a successful, long-term occupation is contingent on a high number of occupants and supporters. Therefore, *please prepare to stay overnight,* at least throughout the festival. The first two days, will give us an opportunity to self-organize and determine the future of the building. There has been lots of discussion about how to … Continued
Detailed Schedule of the Occupy Oakland Rise Up Festival that will be this weekend at our new Social Center!!
Occupy Oakland will be holding a weekend long festival starting this Saturday, January 28 with the takeover of an empty building where it will host workshops, panels, a film festival, live music, assemblies and more. The Oakland Rise Up Festival runs through Sunday night and features over 50 speakers and performers including former Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown, anarchist anthropologist and member of Occupy Wall Street David Graeber, feminist, revolutionary & historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and many more. Saturday has been designated the Move-In day and activities will focus around … Continued
Occupy Oakland Weekend of Action Detailed Schedule
OAKLAND RISE UP FESTIVAL! SATURDAY JAN 28: Move-in Day • 12-1pm : Rally at Oscar Grant Plaza – speakers and music – lunch will be served at the plaza • 1pm: March to the space led by OO sound truck – featuring Brass Liberation Orchestra • 2-5 pm: Move in time! – help set up OO’s new occupied social center – arts and crafts time – music outside from the OO sound truck + presentation on UXA • 5-7 pm Orientation & Dinner seved – 5-6 pm Building Orientation, points … Continued
Occupy Oakland Plans Mass Takeover of Vacant Building
Oakland, CA– On January 28, Occupy Oakland will take over a vacant building in the city of Oakland to establish a new home, social center and meeting space for the movement. The “Move-in” action will begin with a two-day festival at the new building site, the location of which will remain undisclosed until the day of the event. The seized building will be converted into a social center for the movement. This building takeover/move-in action was approved by the Occupy Oakland General Assembly and signals a new direction for the … Continued
Request for Cooks and Food Support for Rise Up Festival/Move-in Day on Jan 28 & 29, 2012
Hi beautiful community! The kitchen is requesting food support and cooks to sign up for the Rise Up Festival next weekend. If you’d like to help you can: 1) Commit to cooking and bringing food during a festival meal time slot. Schedule below (We can transport as well so let us know if you need or would like that assistance.). Please let us know your specific needs, for example: you need us to provide serving gear for your meal, you want to cook but need supplies to do so, etc. … Continued