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When the Sheriff Gets Drones, The People Obtain Drone Hunting Licenses.

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The Occupy Oakland Research Team recently discovered an obscure 1909 law that gives anyone the right to issue licenses to bear such arms as are necessary to shoot down “dangerous flying machines” over one’s property should they be there without permission. Therefore BE IT PROCLAIMED THIS DAY Whereas Oakland is the People’s Town; Whereas the Sheriff of Alameda County does not own Oakland; Whereas the Sheriff of Alameda County has recently acquired, through nefarious means, two drones to spy on the People; Whereas The People rejected such acquisitions and expressed … Continued

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Sudo Room Is Creating a People’s Internet in the East Bay.

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PeoplesOpen.net, a project of the Sudo Room at the Omni Collective in Oakland is …building a decentralized, libre network for the East Bay: we believe in the creation of local internets and locally-relevant applications, the cultivation of community-owned telecommunications networks in the interest of autonomy and grassroots community collaboration, and ultimately, in owning the means of production by which we communicate. Watch this short video describing the project. Check out the project here. Learn how to help here. 57626

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Jeralynn Blueford Testifies to Congresspeople, DoJ and White House on Police Terror.

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Jeralynn Blueford, Wanda Johnson (mother of Oscar Grant) and eight other mothers of black men killed by police violence traveled to Washington DC last week to give testimony before members of Congress, the Department of Justice, and White House staffers. They also conduted numerous interviews with members of the press. As reported by the Washington Post The hearing room on Capitol Hill was already decorated for the nine women when they arrived Wednesday morning: nine easels displaying paper hearts, containing pictures of black men and the dates and years of … Continued

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Anti-discrimination Movement

PEOPLE! Last night in Berkeley we had a thought. Do we want two weeks of riots or two or more months of peaceful protests? What is more important to the anti-discrimination movement? Banks I could give a fuck for, but local businesses, non-corporate? Not too sure what’s happening there. It needs to be politely explained to the uninitiated the importance of blockades, how they protect us against incarceration and police violence. There is now a larger youth contingency, and student contingency than previously. Random violence defeats our motivations for a free … Continued

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Berkeley Witnesses a Police Riot.

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Someone made a pretty poster days ago announcing that one of a series of protests in the East Bay against police terror would begin where Berkeley and UC Berkeley meet – at 5:00 PM on Saturday evening at Bancroft & Telegraph, the entrance to Sproul Plaza, home of the Free Speech movement.   Protest Events in Bay Area over next 4 days. pic.twitter.com/C1pO4VCgHf — OccupythePort (@occupytheport) December 4, 2014 And thus people came.   The images coming out of Berkeley right now are wild. http://t.co/VjTkgfSzPs #berkeleyprotests pic.twitter.com/11t3GLVGRB — Jim Dalrymple … Continued

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JUSTICE FOR ANTHONY “SKEET” SKEATON KILLED IN POLICE CUSTODY

JUSTICE FOR ANTHONY “SKEET” SKEATON On July 11, 2013, after being neglected medical attention, 24 year old Anthony “Skeet” Skeaton died under the custody of Placer County Jail. He left behind two young daughters that have been stolen by the Child Protective Service. JOIN US AS WE RALLY FOR JUSTICE!! SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6TH 12:00PM 4: 00PM PLACER COUNTY SUPERIOR COURTHOUSE 101 MAPLE STREET AUBURN, CA 95603 For further information, contact Murlene Spinks at 530.368.0398 57490

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Yes, Virginia, There Are Such Things as Postal Police. And They Raided the Berkeley Post Office Defense.

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 Yes, Virginia, there are such things as Postal Police. And Postal Police, not Santa Claus, arrived at the Berkeley Post Office Occupation at 8:00 AM Thursday morning, December 4th… Four of ten of these USPS cops are openly carrying weapons and extra mags. pic.twitter.com/YRuLKPhTwL — Occupy Oakland (@OccupyOakland) December 4, 2014   and didn’t leave until almost 6:00 PM, in the process clearing out tents and possessions from the Milvia side of the building and stealing protest signs from Berkeley Post Office Defenders and First They Came for the Homeless. … Continued

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“I Cannot Afford to Lose this Race to an Anarchist Dog.”

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“I Cannot Afford to Lose this Race to an Anarchist Dog.” So said Jean Quan, or someone sounding remarkably like the soon-to-be not Mayor of Oakland, on Twit Wit radio.  Broadcast days before the election, Twit Wit brought on  Einstein  and the voices of Jean Quan, Ned Bates and Gayle McLaughlin, all candidates for Mayor of something, ultimately endorsing Einstein.     Quan’s statement is at about 8:50 in the 30 minute clip, after the panel has clarified with Einstein that he is not a Socialist, but rather a Responsible Anarchist. … Continued

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Tradition.

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A beautiful day, an abundance of food and a visit from a non-victorious but never-say-meow candidate for Oakland Mayor marked the 2nd annual Thanksgiving feed on the steps of the Berkeley Post Office. Sponsored by First They Came for the Homeless, Berkeley Post Office Defenders, and Occupy Oakland, about thirty people were fed until stuffed. Thanksgiving feeds have in fact been a tradition since 2011, the first two taking place at Oscar Grant Plaza, with the first one featuring the infamous Port-a-Potty war with the Oakland Police.  While there were … Continued

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We Are The People – Don’t Shoot!

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Last night, November 25th, protesters in Oakland #ShutItDown for Mike Brown on two freeways: I 980 near 14th St and I 580 near 36th St. Temporarily stymied in their attempt to get onto I 580, protesters managed to down a section of fence and pour onto the freeway through it, instead of up an on or exit ramp. Reports of hundreds of cop cars converging on Oakland and large numbers of mutual aid officers from other jurisdictions came over the twitterverse. Barricades were erected and fires set burning in the … Continued

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