GA Resolutions

[Passed at 2/26/12 GA] Proposal for Principle of Solidarity Against Police Repression

Given the current climate of police repression against Occupy Oakland, and given that a key tactic of this repression is to foment and exploit divisions among us, we hereby collectively agree to stand in solidarity with one another, across all potential divisions. We enact this principle of solidarity with one another by recognizing our individual and collective responsibility not to incriminate our fellow Occupiers, and hereby agree that: 1) We will not talk to the police about our comrades (This includes all levels of local, state and federal law enforcement, … Continued


[Passed at 2/26/12 GA] Proposal for Day of Solidarity Between Oakland and Palestine on Tuesday, March 13, 2012

We ask OO to endorse a Day of Solidarity Between Oakland and Palestine on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, the third anniversary of the shooting of Tristan Anderson. Tristan is a longtime Oakland activist who was shot in the head with a tear gas grenade in 2009 while doing human rights work in Palestine. He survived, but had a large area of his brain removed. We envision March 13th beginning at about 4:00 PM with a press conference followed by a rally at OG Plaza. We will then march through the … Continued


[Passed at 2/26/12 GA] Proposal for Occupy Oakland To Show Israeli President Shimon Peres Its “Vision of Tomorrow” – No to Apartheid

On March 6, 2012, Israeli President Shimon Peres will come to Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco to give a talk titled “Israel and the Jewish People: A Vision of Tomorrow.” In light of this theme, we want to show Peres what our vision of tomorrow would look like by warmly greeting him with a mass protest against apartheid outside of the temple. Shimon Peres, as seen by the choice of his themed talk, is a positive thinker. He likes to put things into positive light and make the future look … Continued


[Passed at 2/26/12 GA] Proposal to Endorse Iran Action Assembly on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM

We are here as part of: Code Pink, Women4Peace, WAK: Women Against Killing, Grandmothers Against War, and other anti-war activist groups. We in Code Pink and WAK work to enable, value, and project women’s voices, ideas, actions, and leadership, as we work to end all forms of violence, especially war. The imminent threat of a new war with Iran carries with it the real danger of yet another horrendous global, human, environmental, and not to mention political catastrophe. The voice of the people needs to be heard to stop this … Continued


[Passed at 2/22/12 GA] Proposal for Funding of Newsletter by Occupy Oakland Education Committee

Whereas Oakland schools are under a massive national effort from the 1% to be privatized and resegregated, we, the Occupy Oakland Education Committee, propose that Occupy Oakland fund a newsletter to educate and organize ourselves and our communities to fight back against these austerity measures. We request $600/month to print and distribute our newsletter, Education for the 99%. Our working group is open to all interested parties and meets at 3:00 PM on Sundays at the Neibyl-Proctor Marxist Library at 6501 Telegraph in Berkeley. 21315


[Passed at 2/19/12 GA] Proposal for Finance of National Occupy Day in Support of Prisoners

Working Group Name: National Occupy Day in Support of Prisoners WG Project Description: Our group is organizing a mass demonstration at San Quentin State Prison on Monday, February 20, 2012. This demonstration will feature voices and statements from prisoners, stand in solidarity with prisoner movements such as the Georgia Prison Strike and Pelican Bay Hunger Strike, demand the abolition of unjust sentences, the release of political prisoners, and an end to torture practices such as the SHU and solitary confinement. Project Budget: $3,799 Item Description and Need: The total budget … Continued


[Passed at 2/19/12 GA] Proposal for Working Group to Develop Action Against Police Brutality

Introduction: Day after day, week after week, month after grueling month, members of Occupy Oakland as well as bystanders who simply spoke up when witnessing police violence, have been subject to arrest and abuse. While we recognize that such treatment is nothing new to many longtime Oakland residents, especially people of color, it is an issue that has been pushed to the forefront because of the frequency with which it has occurred at livestreamed Occupy Oakland events. One of the most common chants during such abuse has been, “Who do … Continued


[Passed at 2/19/12 GA] Proposal for Occupy Oakland Community Block Party, BBQ, & Speak Out Tour

Occupy Oakland Community Block Party, BBQ, & Speak Out Tour After the high profile clashes of the J28 Move-In Day and in the lead up to what we expect will be an exciting and spectacular spring climaxing with the international General Strike on May 1, 2012, we feel that this period is a crucial moment for Occupy Oakland to do outreach and connect with the many neighborhoods across Oakland in order to build a stronger movement and lay the groundwork for our collective future. In this spirit, we propose that … Continued


[Passed at 2/19/12 GA] Proposal for Statement of Solidarity with Syria, Greece, Occupiers Around the World

STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF SYRIA Occupy Oakland stands in solidarity with the people of Homs and Hama, and all the people of the cities of Syria who have been shot at, shelled, terrorized, and murdered for daring to peacefully protest their government. We stand with all the peoples of Syria who are struggling to free themselves from the oppressive dictatorship of Bashir al-Assad and live without fear. === STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF GREECE Occupy Oakland stands in solidarity with the ninety-nine percent in Greece. … Continued


[Passed at 2/8/12 GA] Proposal for Action: February 29 Shut Down the Banks

1. February 29 Shut Down the Banks As called by Occupy Portland, Occupy Oakland supports a day of nonviolent direct action to reclaim our voices and challenge our society’s obsession with profit and greed by shutting down the corporations.  We are rejecting a society that does not allow us control of our future. We are reclaiming our ability to shape our world in a democratic, cooperative, just, and sustainable direction. We call on the Occupy Movement and everyone seeking freedom and justice to join us in this day of action. … Continued