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Fighting Elder Abuse By Contra Costa County & Wells Fargo Bank.

Protest at Wells Fargo on March 28, 2013. Photo 2: Quanah Parker Brightman with his father Lehman Brightman, founder of United Native Americans, and victim of Wells Fargo fraud and home seizure. It’s Really Shameful that Contra Costa County, which has Violated Public Law 100-606 & Are the One Whom Claim to Be Conservator of My Father’s Person & Estate Have Allowed My Father’s Home to Become Foreclosed by Wells Fargo. Wish The County Would Have Protected My Father’s Estate by Applying for the Veterans United Home Loans, HUD Sec … Continued

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Mayor Quan Resigns!

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In a unexpected move, Mayor Jean Quan resigned today. She announced her decision at a hastily called press conference outside of City Hall. Citing her poor judgement, her inability to govern and her lack of interest in City Government, Quan said that “Oakland was better off without me.” The Mayor issued an apology to Occupy Oakland, noting “You were right all along. I pandered to the interests of the one percent in Oakland; I cut the wages of city workers while enriching Oakland’s most fortunate; I did nothing to reform … Continued

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Defend GG’s home! Fuck The Banksters!

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“GG has been a key member of our group from the beginning. Whether it’s door-knocking, closing down a bank, or planning an action, GG is there. Meanwhile, in her own home, US Bank put her into a fraudulent loan she couldn’t pay and then foreclosed on her, but she’s been keeping them at bay for a long time. Various judges have granted her stays of eviction and told US Bank to negotiate a loan modification, but the bank wants the home.” More about this article: foreclosuredefensegroup.wordpress.com/#GG GG’s Story: foreclosuredefensegroup.wordpress.com/successes/ggs-story/ GG and Orion … Continued

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From Oakland to Brooklyn. Two Calls for Revolution.

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On Thursday, March 21st, people gathered at Oscar Grant Plaza to rally in solidary with Kimani Gray’s family and against police brutality. Sponsored by the Justice for Alan Blueford Coalition, a diverse set of speakers denounced the role of police in our society. One, Cat Brooks, Onyx Co-Chair, was particularly eloquent and thought-provoking. Here are excerpts: …To be perfectly honest with you, I don’t want to be here today either. I’m tired of getting up here, I’m tired of speaking, and I’m tired of doing the same thing over and … Continued

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From Brooklyn to Oakland. Rest in Power Kimani Gray & Alan Blueford – Photos/Videos

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From Brooklyn to Oakland. Rest in Power Kimani Gray & Alan Blueford Oakland, California | March 21, 2013 “Much like Miguel Masso (OPD) who killed Alan, the two officers who shot Kimani have a long history of violence. These police, Sgt. Mourad Mourad and Officer Jovaniel Cordova, have previously cost the city of NY (meaning the taxpayers) $215,000 for abuses ranging from illegal stops to shoving a man’s face into a puddle to punching someone they stopped in the face to pulling off a suspect’s pants and underwear. Both officers … Continued

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ANTI-FLAG 20th Anniversary Tour! Two Nights in Oakland (Occupy Expressly Welcome!)

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——————————————————- The well-known punk band Anti-Flag has positively responded to a request made by members of Occupy Oakland to have a presence at their two performances happening in Oakland this week. “We would be honored to have [Occupy Oakland] table and speak at the show.” Anti-Flag  will be performing on Wednesday, March 20th and Thursday, March 21st, 8PM at the Oakland Metro Opera house located in Jack London Square. Any Occupy member that has a powerful, succinct message to communicate may very well have the opportunity to deliver it live, … Continued

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From Brooklyn to Oakland. Rest in Power Kimani Gray & Alan Blueford.

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On March 9th, 2013 May 6th, 2012 police officers rolled up on Kimani Gray, age 16, Alan Blueford, age 18 and his friends, out walking on the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn East Oakland after attending his sister’s sweet 16 party after watching a prize fight at a friend’s house. Targeted because of their race, gender and age, the police executed an unconstitutional ‘Stop & Frisk’ on the group, at which point Kimani Alan ran, only to be shot down by an officer who gave chase. After being shot at least … Continued

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I SHOT THE EASTER BUNNEY

OK ALL YOU EASTER BUNNEY NUTS ,AND THE ONES THAT THINK THE EASTER BUNNEY IS CUTE. YEA RIGHT!! SHARE THIS POST WITH YOUR KIDS. I SHOT THE EASTER BUNNEY,I WILL TELL YOU WHY.WELL EVER SINCE I OUIT PUTTING MY FAITH INTO A CORPORATE CARTOON MADE UP BY CORPORATE PIGS TO SUCK YOU DRY OF YOUR PAY CHECK.YEA YOU PROBLY HAVE KIDS SCREAMING “WHEN IS THE EASTER BUNNEY COMMING” HOW ABOUT EXPLAINING TO THEM THE EVIL WAYS OF CORPORATE AMERICA. MY FAITH DOSE’S NOT EXPLAIN OR TEACH THAT EASTER OR ANY … Continued

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