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Mass Arrest Lawsuit Settled – OPD Costs Oakland’s Taxpayers Another Cool $1,000,000.


The National Lawyer’s Guild yesterday announced the settlment of a lawsuit from 2010 in which one hundred and fifty Oscar Grant verdict protesters were “mass arrested” for no reason other than revenge by Oakland Police and then mistreated by Alameda County Sheriffs’ Deputies. The protest took place on November 5th, 2010, the day that Johnannes Meserle, the BART Police Officer who killed Oscar Grant was sentenced to less than two years in jail (with time in custody reducing the sentence) for the murder of Oscar Grant. U.S. District Court Judge … Continued


Art & protest exhibit for the Turkish people, June 29 & 30th


An Art Exhibition Showcasing The Truth & Humor of the Turkish Resistance Original scenes from Istanbul Gezi Park Protest by Turkish American Gezi Platform: An organization representing the Turkish American Community in support of the Gezi Movement Saturday, June 29th, 4PM – 9PM Sunday, June 30th, 11AM – 2 PM Studio Location: DILEKSEZEN 1933 Union Street, San Francisco, CA  94123 51690


Overnight Campout @ OGP in Solidarity with the People of Turkey & Brazil Against State Repression Photos/Videos 2013/06/22


2013/06/22 Autonomous Overnight Campout @ OGP in Solidarity with the People of Turkey & Brazil Against State Repression – PHOTOS/VIDEOS -|- Itır Kaşıkçı, Turkish activist speaking at Occupy Oakland – 2013/06/22   OPD making sure people don’t sleep in tents, but in the cold. – June 22, 2013 Olive, Violinist, at Turkey Brazil Oakland Solidarity Campout – June 22, 2013 -|-   51329


Wednesday, June 12: Forum about East Bay Hills Tree Removal Plans

  FORUM: FIRE RISK REDUCTION AND TREE REMOVAL PLANS FOR THE EAST BAY HILLS’ PUBLIC LANDS   Dan Grassetti, Hills Conservation Network Peter Gray Scott, Hills Conservation Network    The University of California, East Bay Regional Park District, and the City of Oakland want to remove more than 80,000 trees in the East Bay Hills. These public-sector entities also plan to deploy a 10-year program of herbicides. This attempt to reduce fire risk is to be funded by $5.9 million from FEMA. Come to a discussion of different visions for our … Continued


See Occupy Love! Oakland Première, Mon. June 10, 6:00 PM


Oakland/Bay Area comrades – Occupy Love by Velcrow Ripper is a moving, powerful, and quite inspiring film. I was blessed to catch the San Francisco première some weeks ago.  See it to reflect on our work from October 10, 2011! The trailer: Monday,  June 10th @ 6:30 PM (according to the New Parkway’s calendar) The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th St., Oakland Tickets: Calendar Post with more info:   50239


Manufacturing Guilt – New Documentary about Mumia Abu-Jamal – Two Bay Area Screenings

New Documentary Film Focuses on Mumia’s Innocence:   Manufacturing Guilt How Philadelphia’s Police and DA actively manufactured Mumia’s guilt, and suppressed his innocence   A short film by Stephen Vittoria, writer/director of “Mumia – Long Distance Revolutionary,”   with Rachel Wolkenstein, lawyer for Mumia, legal consultant on this film   TWO SHOWINGS IN THE BAY AREA!   with speakers: Rachel Wolkenstein, lawyer for Mumia, and a Member of Mumia’s Family   Speaking on: INNOCENT: the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal   Oakland: 7 PM, Friday 05 July East Side Arts Alliance,  … Continued


CALL FOR ACTION: SAVE THE BERKELEY POST OFFICE is about a lot more than saving the Berkeley Post Office!


STRIKE DEBT BAY AREA has formed a coalition with SAVE THE BERKELEY POST OFFICE to oppose the sale of the historic main facility of the USPS at 2000 Allston Way in Berkeley. The intent is two-fold: to prevent the sale of a beautiful publicly-owned building containing Depression-era murals and to raise awareness of the ruthless asset-seizure pursued by the 1%, which is provoking the sale of post offices all over the country and is depleting the ability of the USPS to provide adequate service. The coalition of SDBA and SBPO … Continued


The Turkish Police Follies.


Hoisted with their own petards. A lesson in how not to break down a door. Of course all was not Keystone Kops. And the zombie apocalypse may have started in Istanbul. 50073


Anti Nuclear Protest EVERY MONDAY 18h Office Prime minister of Belgium Elio Di Rupo, 16 rue de la loi, 1000 Bruxelles

Anti Nuclear Protest EVERY MONDAY 18h Office Prime minister of Belgium Elio Di Rupo, 16 rue de la loi, 1000 Bruxelles Anti Atom Demo JEDEN MONTAG 18h Office Eerste Minister van België Elio Di Rupo, Wetstraat 16, 1000 Brussel Manif Anti Nucléaire chaque lundi 18h Office Premier Ministre de Belgique, 16 rue de la loi, 1000 Bruxelles – 8865 Cracks Nuclear Power Plant Doel-3, 2030 Cracks Nuclear Power Plant Tihange-2 – 8865 fissures Centrale Nucléaire Doel-3, 2030 fissures Centrale Nucléaire Tihange-2 Anti Nuclear Protest Every Monday … Continued



Monday, May 20, 6:30PM Public School, 2141 Broadway, Oakland This reading group will discuss some theories of debt. We will read recent texts that treat the creditor/debtor relationship as vital to social systems. The concept of Debt will be explored in historical, ethical, economic, and political contexts, including how it effects people today. The reading group will include selections from: David Graeber’s Debt: The First 5,000 Years, Maurizio Lazzarato’s The Makings of the Indebted Man, Christian Marazzi’s The Violence of Financial Capitalism; the works of some economists such as Michael … Continued