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60 Hour Fast for the 60 Day California Prison Hunger Strike

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At 27th & Telegraph, outside of Jerry Brown’s condo, two intrepid Hunger Strike supporters are conducting a 60 hour fast in solidarity with and in honor of the now-suspended California Prisoners’ Hunger Strike, which spanned 60 days. The fast began Thursday noon and will last through Saturday. They welcome your camaraderie any time through Saturday. Also please join them at a “noise demo” tonight at 9:00 PM at 27th & Telegraph as First Friday is winding down.    52486

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InfoDay CryptoParty – Protect Yourself Online WORKSHOP & PANEL

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. @ the Bay Area Public School and SUDO Room 2141 Broadway (Enter on 22nd) OAKLAND, just 2 blocks from 19th St. BART!on SATURDAY 8/31!! The Summer School 2013 day on: INFORMATION 12-3pm: CRYPTOPARTY! Bring & secure your laptop/phone in a hands-on session! Yes!! Also, from 12-1pm: Free wonderful YOGA for those who don’t need to cryptoparty, by the wonderful Lisa Light! 3-6pm: LIGHTNING TALKS, WALKABOUT, and DISCUSSION: 3pm Introduction / Emerging Technologies of Oppression and Liberation by David Keenan (Bay Area Public School) 3:15 “Understanding ‘Big Data’” by Andrew … Continued

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A Message From the Berkeley Post Office Defenders

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On the evening of August 28th, most Berkeley Post Office camp residents and supporters were in Oakland celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and protesting against the murders of Trayvon Martin, Alan Blueford, Oscar Grant and many others by police and police surrogates. The Berkeley Police Department saw fit to use this opportunity to raid the encampment and “confiscate abandoned property” that in fact they knew very well belonged to protesters, stealing the possessions and sheltering of homeless Berkeley residents. Using as a blank check a report … Continued

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Day 33 About to Dawn over the Occupation of the Berkeley Post Office.

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This beautiful picture of the Berkeley Post Office occupation was taken before dawn on August 28th. this day began the 33rd day of continuous Occupation – despite multiple incidents of police harassment. Yesterday, the Postal Regulatory Commission dismissed without prejudice the appeal by the Mayor of Berkeley to keep the Downtown Berkeley Post Office open – meaning that the appeal could be submitted again once the Post Office decides where they intend to relocate services to. As Berkeley’s Mayor points out, there are no suitable locations with enough space for … Continued

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KILLER OPD COP MIGUEL MASSO SPOTTED

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Miguel Masso, who killed Alan Blueford in the early morning hours of May 6th, 2012 in East Oakland, was spotted and photographed in an Oakland Police Officer uniform on August 24th, 2012, at approximately 7:00 PM, at Oscar Grant Plaza. He is apparently attempting to conceal his identity from those not close enough to see his name patch with the use of sunglasses. Do not be fooled! HE IS ARMED AND CONSIDERED EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. IF YOU SEE THIS FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE DO NOT APPROACH. 52366

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2nd Anniversary of the Founding of Occupy Oakland!

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Come to the General Assembly Sunday, September 1st, 2013, 2:00 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza on the steps of City Hall to talk about suitable events commemorating the 2nd anniversary of the establishment of the Occupy Oakland encampment on October 10th, 2011 at OGP. The General Assembly of Occupy Oakland has met at least once a week continuously since that time. All are welcome! 52356

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Justice for Trayvon Martin Assembly

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Wednesday, August 28, 5:30pm, Oscar Grant Plaza STOP THE WAR ON YOUTH OF COLOR Demands: STOP THE WAR ON YOUTH OF COLOR JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN – JAIL ZIMMERMAN! OVERTURN ‘STAND YOUR GROUND’ LAWS! End the murder of Black & Brown youth JOBS & EDUCATION NOT MASS INCARCERATION! Support California Prisoners’ Hunger Strike END RACIAL PROFILING OF ALL FORMS! Including Stop-and-Frisk! STOP RACIST POLICE TERROR Drug test killer cops IMMIGRANT RIGHTS NOW STOP DEPORTATIONS! Stop Urban Shield & surveillance of our communities A LIVING WAGE & UNION RIGHTS FOR LOW-WAGE … Continued

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2nd Anniversary of the Occupy Oakland Encampment Party.

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The Occupy Oakland Encampment 2nd Anniversary Party will take place at OGP on October 10th. Come help plan the event. Special guests Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd, activists tossed into solitary confinement in Iran may be able to make it. A screening of Ankah’s film about the Republic Windows fight has been proposed. Suggestions for other speakers, other films, music, food and everything else are wanted. Join us at the Occupy Oakland General Assembly on Sunday, September 15th (and subsequent Sundays) at Oscar Grant Plaza on the steps of City … Continued

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Those Damned Hippies. They’re Saving the Post Office.

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Yup. Hippies. Straight out of the 60′s, looking oddly like grandparents these days. Hardcore labor unionists. Harscrabble activists. Street kids. Cal students. Throw in a few of Berkeley’s famous homeless and They may think it’s a movement (as Arlo famously put it). A movement to save the Berkeley Post Office and stop the Privatization of our Commons. One hundred plus people rallied at the downtown Berkeley Post Office yesterday, celebrating 15 days of successful Occupation organized by an activist coalition from Save the Berkeley Post Office and Strike Debt Bay … Continued

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