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Oakland band shoots video in honor of the Occupy Movement

Oakland band Midnight Raid released their music video for the song “Fire” this week. Band members have been present at various demonstrations and wanted to do their part for Occupy Oakland. Support Occupy, Support local music, Stop Brutality. Midnight Raid – Fire 45944


California gets face scanners to spy on everyone at once


In a single second, law enforcement agents can match a suspect against millions upon millions of profiles in vast detailed databases stored on the cloud. It’s all done using facial recognition, and in Southern California it’s already occurring. It’s done with state of the art facial recognition technology, and in Southern California it’s already happening. “Live high definition video enables FaceFirst to track and isolate the face of every person on every camera simultaneously,” the company claims on their website. “Up to 4 million comparisons per second, per clustered server” — that’s … Continued


Pat, 90+ Lady, Defending Jodie Randolph Against Morgan Stanley Bank Eviction – 2012/11/08

[Note: this message originally was meant to be for my FB friends] Dear Human Beings please read this. SHORT VERSION: Please call John Sheldon Executive Director at Morgan Stanley Bank in San Francisco 415.576.2083 and tell him/them you want Jodie Randolph to stay in her house at 1624 Foley Street in Alameda, and want Morgan Stanley to accept her re-purchase offer on the terms she can afford. Questions: Foreclosure@occupyoakland.org  or Brooke: 510.388.4483. LONG/MORE DETAILS VERSION: I am writing you from Jodie’s home living room and I ask you to be … Continued


End Racial Profiling: End Stop and Frisk: The Movement is Building: The Movement is Now.


Alan Blueford of Oakland, CA, age 18, was shot and killed after being stopped for being, young, Black, male and “acting suspiciously.” His last words were “I didn’t do anything.” Manual Diaz of Anaheim, CA, age 25, was shot in the back and killed as he ran away after officers decided to check him out because he was standing next to a car, talking to other young, Hispanic men inside it. Derrick Gaines, age 15, was shot and killed in South San Francisco after officers stopped him and his friends … Continued


Confronting the Many Faces of Repression

THIS IS A REPOST OF THIS ARTICLE, TO PLACE IT WHERE COMMENTS ARE OPEN, AS THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR CITED BELOW CHOSE TO POST THIS ON THE FRONT PAGE OF A COMMUNITY WEBSITE WITH COMMENTS CLOSED.  THE ARTICLE IS COPIED IN FULL WITH ZERO EDITS. October 22, 2012 at 12:33 pm. Posted by AntiRepression-Committee Categories: Announcements, Anti-Repression Committee, Solidarity Statements   Introduction: Rethinking Repression Over the past year, we have experienced many forms of overt police repression, from the camp eviction and night of tear gas on October 25th, to raids on the vigil, to … Continued