General Assembly

Oakland’s Elite Want the Kaiser Center to Remain Completely and Utterly Useless.

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After years of neglect, one day of intense excitement January 28th, 2012, and now months of a quiet encampment by otherwise homeless (and harmless) people on its steps and lawn, Oakland’s Kaiser Center has been targeted by Oakland’s elite as yet another battle site in their war on those who have nothing to fight back with. Noting the results of shooting and illegally arresting Occupiers – millions of dollars in lawsuit damages and millions more in attorney’s fees and City Staff time – Mayor “this is economic violence” Quan has … Continued

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Liberty or DAC.

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From the technical details – Schneider Electric has violated city ordinances and must be “debarred” (made ineligible to receive future city contracts), to putting the DAC into perspective going back to the FBI surveillance of Martin Luther King and the incredible governmental abuse revealed by Edward Snowden, Oakland Privacy Group members told members of the Oakland City Council Public Safety Committee why continuing on with the Domain Awareness Center was unconstitutional, illegal, unethical, and unwise. And, as usual, it all fell on deaf ears. Once the hurly-burly was done, the … Continued

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The Nuclear Shit Hits The City Council Fan: OPG Demands That Oakland “Cease and Desist” Building the DAC!

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Oakland Privacy Group Press Release. 1/27/14   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ACTIVISTS POISED TO SUE CITY OVER CREEPY SPY CENTER’S NUCLEAR WEAPONS CONTRACTORS The Oakland Privacy Group today demanded through counsel that Oakland city government immediately Cease and Desist building the Domain Awareness Center and stop working with military contractors in violation of Oakland’s Nuclear Free Zone ordinance or face a lawsuit. City staff is currently urging city council to move forward with building the DAC by signing a contract with military contractor Schneider Electric. Signing such a contract would be … Continued

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“You Gotta Be For the People.”

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Gigi Winters, an Occupy Oakland activist who lost her home in Oakland to the banks after being evicted at gunpoint almost a year ago, speaks to the Albany City Council several days ago about the absurdity of evicting people from the Albany Bulb when there is no place for them to go. Gigi was active in the successful fight to save Jodie Randolph’s home from the maws of the Big Banks, as seen in this photo of her standing with Jodie and others on Jodie’s porch in Alameda in November … Continued

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First Friday vs the QuanDAC

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First Friday evening (1/3/14) Oakland Privacy Group (OPG) peeps were out in force doing mock surveillence, distributing anti-Domain Awareness Center (DAC) literature, talking to people about privacy and the DAC, and even making trouble for  Jean Quan as she stood by her “Quan For Mayor” booth just a couple of hundred feet away. A good time was had by all, except, perhaps, the Mayor. Approval for a contractor to take over Phase II of the DAC contract from SAIC – summarily dismissed months ago for violations of Oakland’s Nuclear Free Zone … Continued

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Still on the Bulb.

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More than three months have passed since the City of Albany “began operations” to evict some sixty or seventy otherwise homeless people living on the Albany Bulb. Since then two lawsuits have been filed to stop them, Albany has erected a scorned temporary shelter that cost $300,000 and which has seen almost no use and which none of the Bulb residents chose to move into, one person’s residence was dismantled, four people have been provided with more permanent housing, and most of the Bulb’s denizens are still out there on … Continued

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We Are All Oscar Grant.

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Oscar Grant 5th Year Vigil Celebration: January 1st at Fruitvale Station, 12:00 noon. This video was created with love by The Alan Blueford Center For Justice on behalf of the Blueford Family and The Justice 4 Alan Blueford coalition in solidarity with the Grant Family and all those who joined in the struggle to get Justice for Oscar…while 11 months is NOT justice, it is a landmark 1st step on the path… Oscar Grant 5th Year Vigil Celebration: January 1st at Fruitvale Station, 12:00 noon. Facebook event. It was the … Continued

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GA at Mike’s house this Sunday! Hike & feed

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The Occupy Oakland General Assembly will convene over food and libation this week at Mike’s house in El Cerrito.  We normally meet at 2:00 PM, but our holiday GA, hike and social will begin later than our usual time: 3:00 PM for a hike on the Albany Hill, 4:30 PM for a short meeting, 5:30 PM for a holiday meal. If you would like to attend either: – send email to Mike (electionamend@gmail.com) for directions – call Mike at 510-299-0493 for directions – show up at the Oscar Grant Plaza … Continued

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Free Kali!

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Sunday, December 15th, marked two years since Kali was arrested for occupying Oscar Grant Plaza during the vigil, arrested for possessing a blanket. WHY WAS HE ARRESTED? As absurd as it sounds even now, he was initially taken into custody for sitting on a public bench with a blanket. But we know the real reason they brutalized him and locked him away for 3 more years (nearly giving him a life-sentence!) was for being a bold, beautiful, black man they want so badly to break. He was one of many arrested … Continued

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GA will be at the SUDOROOM through Jan.: CRYPTOPARTY Dec. 15th & Jan. 19th

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EDIT: On December 22nd GA will be held in El Cerrito, combined with a hike and holiday meal. Bring something to share and comfortable shoes! http://occupyoakland.org/2013/12/ga-mikes-house-sunday-hike-feed/   The few stalwarts who attended General Assembly last week at OGP decided they were tired of losing extremities to frost bite and voted to re-locate GA to the SUDOROOM through the end of January, at the normal time, 2 PM Sunday afternoon.  The sudoroom is a wonderful community hacker-space dedicated to positive social change, open source and making communication accessible without corporate control. … Continued

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