Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette

The Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette aims to be a voice and record of the historic Occupy Oakland movement, and part of a national and international movement of resistance. Please consider writing your thoughts, reflections, opinions, and what you’ve seen – you are part of this movement and we want to get your words out there! Send submissions to: gazette@oscargrantplazagazette.com. We will strive to publish all materials received. We reserve the right to decline materials which would render us legally liable.

OGPG 2/6/2012

AN OAKLAND MEDIC’S FIRSTHAND REPORT OF THE EVENTS OF JANUARY 28 source: reddit.com First of all, I was privileged to be out there with a lot of brave and beautiful people. I’d like to give my own account of what happened on Saturday, because the mainstream coverage I’ve seen has been universally laughable, not that that’s any surprise. Folks were mostly gathered up in Oscar Grant Plaza by about noon, and the march started around 1 or 1:30. There were probably between one and two thousand marchers. There was a … Continued

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OGPG 2/1/2012

Six Occupiers Remain in Custody with Felony Charges (UPDATED) Today at Wiley M. Manuel courthouse, the occupiers taken into custody on J28 had their first day in court. The arraignments were split between the fourth and sixth floors, and I stayed up on six, where felonies were heard. I heard a second-hand report from the legal team that charges were not pressed against anyone arrested inside the YMCA. At the time of writing I am still waiting for confirmation from the NLG. The large number of cases (around sixty) unheard … Continued

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OAKLAND’S DIRTY WAR: An Analysis of Repression at the Plaza

Excerpt from Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette Day 107 PDF: ogpg107 …[I]n Oakland more than anywhere else, friendly weather and sustained militancy have given rise to a different [law enforcement] approach, one similarly premised on chipping away at the movement through attrition and fatigue but doing so in a far more repressive manner. One key ingredient to this peculiar constellation of forces is the empty vessel perched atop the city government: Mayor Jean Quan. Quan was discredited long ago and from all sides, hated by the left for unleashing the near … Continued

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Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette October Archive (pdf)

October Archives To see these archives follow the links which can be viewed by following the main title link or the more link>>>___________________________________ ______________________ ______________________________ >>> Issue 22 OGPG-Oct31.pdf Issue 20 OGPG-Oct29.pdf Issue 19 19OGPG-Oct28.pdf Issue 18 18OGPG-Oct27.pdf Issue 17 17 OGPG-Oct26.pdf Issue 16 16 OGPG-Oct25.pdf Issue 15 15 OGPG-Oct24.pdf Issue 14 OGPG-Oct23.pdf Issue 13 OGPG-Oct22.pdf Issue 12 OGPG-Oct21.pdf Issue 8 OGPG-Oct17.pdf Issue 7 OGPG-Oct16.pdf Issue 6 OGPG-Oct15.pdf Issue 5 OGPG-Oct14.pdf Issue 4 OGPG-Oct13.pdf 13191

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The Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette. Saturday, October 29, 2011. Day 20.

The Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette Saturday, October 29, 2011 Day 20 ************************************************************ TAHRIR SAYS, DON’T BE AFRAID . . . STRIKE!!!  [photo of comrade in Egypt, holding sign: "from Egypt to Wall Street / don't afraid /go ahead/ #occupy oakland #ows"] Flyer image: “Don’t go to work. Walk out of school. Say NO to Debt and Austerity. GENERAL STRIKE Ratified by the #OccupyOakland General Assembly  November 2: For our dreams, For our community, For our collective future. strike. resist. occupy everything. ****************************************************************************************** On Wednesday, November 2nd as part of the … Continued

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La Gaceta Plaza Oscar Grant, Semana 2: 17-23 de octubre

LA GACETA PLAZA OSCAR GRANT Semana 2: Octubre 17 – 23 en español ————————————————————————————————————– “los comunes están de vuelta” DÍA 8 – 14 ————————————————————————————————————– Esto es un sumario sobre lo que aconteció en la segunda semana del Plantón Oakland. La versión en ingles (The Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette) está disponible todos los días en la estaca de información (Info Tent). La versión en español estará disponible semanalmente. ————————————————————————————————————– Octubre 19 – Miércoles – Día 10: ESTO ES El MODELO DE SOCIEDAD QUE QUEREMOS La noche pasada hubo una asamblea espontánea … Continued

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La Gaceta Plaza Oscar Grant, Semana 1: 10-16 de octubre

LA GACETA PLAZA OSCAR GRANT Semana 1: 10 – 16 de octubre en español ————————————————————————————————————– “los comunes están de vuelta” DIA 1 – 7 ————————————————————————————————————– Esto es un sumario sobre lo que aconteció en la segunda semana del Plantón Oakland. La versión en ingles (The Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette) está disponible todos los días en la estaca de información (Info Tent). La versión en español estará disponible semanalmente. ————————————————————————————————————– MAÑANAS EN LA PLAZA Las ciudades construidas por la gente siguen creciendo: rápidamente y buscan satisfacer las necesidades (comida, abrigo, primeros … Continued

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The Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette, Friday, October 28, 2011. Day 19.

The Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette Friday, October 28, 2011 Day 19 ************************************************************ IT’S ON!!! GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS DAY OF ACTION WEDS, NOVEMBER 2!  AND…Please come to Oscar Grant Plaza this Saturday at 11 am to participate in a day of community outreach to promote the strike! We will meet at Oscar Grant Plaza at 14th and Broadway for discussion and then fan out in small groups across the city to spread the word! “LOVE WILL EAT THE EMPIRE” CAMP OCCUPIERS SET FOR RELEASE Friends and family of the nine … Continued

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Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette. Thursday October 27, 2011. Day 18.

The Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette Thursday, October 27, 2011        Day 18 WHO’S AFRAID OF TEAR GAS? Not Oakland. [photo of crowd of 1500+ in front Oscar Grant Plaza] 97% of a gathering of approximately 1500 citizens voted in favor of calling for a GENERAL STRIKE ON NOVEMBER 2, 2011 Planning meetings daily, 5PM, Oscar Grant Plaza, City Hall, 14th and Broadway From occupyoakland.org: Below is the proposal passed by the Occupy Oakland General Assembly on Wednesday October 26, 2011 in reclaimed Oscar Grant Plaza. 1607 people voted. 1484 voted … Continued

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Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette Day 16: The Raid Issue

NOTE: This issue contains photographs of the destruction and police violence. We are working to get those uploaded as well. The Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette   Tuesday, October 25, 2011                  Day 16   ************************************   ************************************ THIS IS WHAT A POLICE STATE LOOKS LIKE   Starting at about 4:45am this morning, Tuesday, October 25, approximately 500 police in riot gear attacked and destroyed the Occupy Oakland encampment at Oscar Grant Plaza.  Eyewitness reports as well as coverage from the San Jose Mercury News confirm the presence of officers from the … Continued

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