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ALL OUT to City Council on Feb 18 – Stop the Spy Center & Schneider Electric! #DAC #oakmtg — Oakland Privacy (@OaklandPrivacy) February 5, 2014 54810


Oakland Privacy Group Member Interviewed on RT.


Brian Hofer of the Oakland Privacy Group is interviewed by Abby Martin of the RT Network on her show Breaking The Set. He describes what’s been discovered about Oakland’s Orwellian-named Domain Awareness Center, the rally planned for Tuesday, February 4th at Oscar Grant Plaza, and some about the impending lawsuit.   If you would like to donate a few bucks to help create the legal fund which will be critical in suing Oakland to stop the “Local Chapter of the NSA, Oakland’s Domain Awareness Center here’s your chance! 54781


Student Debt Refusal: “It’s Inevitable. It Has To Happen.”


He’s Mike. She’s Cassie.  And here’s Strike Debt Radio’s fourth show in two months. Strike Debt Bay Area’s dynamic duo talk to Professor and Occupy Organizer Andrew Ross about the student debt crisis.  (You can find the first three episodes here.) Here’s a couple of excerpts from this latest show. “If you do the math, you have to conclude that this ((an education)) is not a particularly good bargain for most people… This year alone, the Federal government is estimated to take 51 billion in profit from their student loan … Continued


Oakland’s Elite Want the Kaiser Center to Remain Completely and Utterly Useless.


After years of neglect, one day of intense excitement January 28th, 2012, and now months of a quiet encampment by otherwise homeless (and harmless) people on its steps and lawn, Oakland’s Kaiser Center has been targeted by Oakland’s elite as yet another battle site in their war on those who have nothing to fight back with. Noting the results of shooting and illegally arresting Occupiers – millions of dollars in lawsuit damages and millions more in attorney’s fees and City Staff time – Mayor “this is economic violence” Quan has … Continued


Liberty or DAC.

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From the technical details – Schneider Electric has violated city ordinances and must be “debarred” (made ineligible to receive future city contracts), to putting the DAC into perspective going back to the FBI surveillance of Martin Luther King and the incredible governmental abuse revealed by Edward Snowden, Oakland Privacy Group members told members of the Oakland City Council Public Safety Committee why continuing on with the Domain Awareness Center was unconstitutional, illegal, unethical, and unwise. And, as usual, it all fell on deaf ears. Once the hurly-burly was done, the … Continued


The Nuclear Shit Hits The City Council Fan: OPG Demands That Oakland “Cease and Desist” Building the DAC!


Oakland Privacy Group Press Release. 1/27/14   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ACTIVISTS POISED TO SUE CITY OVER CREEPY SPY CENTER’S NUCLEAR WEAPONS CONTRACTORS The Oakland Privacy Group today demanded through counsel that Oakland city government immediately Cease and Desist building the Domain Awareness Center and stop working with military contractors in violation of Oakland’s Nuclear Free Zone ordinance or face a lawsuit. City staff is currently urging city council to move forward with building the DAC by signing a contract with military contractor Schneider Electric. Signing such a contract would be … Continued


Stop TPP “It’s NAFTA in Steroids!”


STOP TPP “The corporate and political leaders of the Pacific Rim nations are meeting in cities across America such as Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, and Leesburg to turn the Pacific Ocean and its peoples into a giant privatized corporate lake characterized by non-union workers, Wal-Mart supply chain feeders, poisoned, landless agricultural laborers, a dying biodiversity, and rising, drowning sea levels. We cannot and will not let this happen. These meetings are officially referred to as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Talks.The nations involved are the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Chile, and … Continued


Strike Debt Radio: Student Debt – Unleashing Student Angst.


Strike Debt Bay Area produced its third radio show, aired on KPFA on the Morning Mix on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014. This segment is part II on the topic of student debt. Hear Strike-Debters Cassie and Mike interview Annie McClanahan, author and activist, about re-imagining infinite indebtedness as pure potential for solidarity, and Justin Tombolesi, a student at UC Berkeley talk aboujt a new Strike Debt Chapter that’s revving up at UC Berkeley. Plus the Strike Debt Song! Here’s part 1 of Student Debt, aired on December 18th. The first … Continued


Berkeley Post Office Defenders (and, oh yeah, Congress) to Postal Service: Stop the Sale!


Berkeley Post Office Defenders formed a “Light Brigade” Saturday evening on the steps of the downtown Berkeley Post Office during their 24 hour Festival of Celebration and Resistance, to send some messages out and around. Berkeley Post Office Defenders (BPOD) wanted to send a clear message in lights and action to the Postal Service, and coincidentally, Congress did too (sans the lights and action…). Buried deep within an omnibus 1.1 Trillion budget bill that passed Congress on Friday and to be signed by the President, Barbara Lee and other Representatives … Continued


Now We Know How to Get Away With Murder.


Kelly Thomas, a homeless man with a history of schizophrenia died at the hands, fists and tasers of Fullerton, CA police officers in July of 2011. On January 13th, 2014, two of those officers were found “not guilty” of murder, “not guilty” of manslaughter, and “not guilty” of excessive force. Of course they were guilty. They beat a mentally ill man for an extended period of time and left him bruised, battered and unconscious. According to the coroner he died of the wounds he sustained at the hands of these … Continued