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Strike Debt has a Song… And A Radio Slot to Sing It On!

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Strike Debt Bay Area now has a radio segment! The first piece aired on KPFA on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 beginning at 8:33 AM. (33 minutes into the Morning Mix show here). Future shows are planned for approximately the same time slot weekly, although the next show is currently scheduld to air on December 18th, two weeks from the first one. Listen to Mike and Cassie talk about debt, building resistance to unjust debt, and Strike Debt. There’s also a Strike Debt song to go along with the show (although … Continued

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Feed the People (FtP)! Food and Toy Holiday Drive!

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The Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition endorses (and highly recommends!) the Food and Toy Holiday Drive being organized out of the Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice (2434 Telegraph, come on by!) in conjunction with the Mary Ann Wright foundation. The drive began on First Friday, December 6th, but the elements were not cooperative, hurling down cold water upon the streets and peeps. All the more reason to help the hungry and homeless in these coming days. Four homeless people have already died in the South Bay due to exposure to … Continued

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The Face of Quan. The Arms of Santana. The Body of OPD. Or, DAC Spelled Correctly is NSA.

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Some ten members of the Oakland Privacy Group braved the cold and rain on Friday evening to bring Oakland the story of DAC: The Domain Awareness Center. One of the best non-artist First Friday booths evahhhh held the DAC exhibit – complete with both mock and real surveillance cameras, a beautiful banner, and a movie screen showing Minority Report style scenes from ‘1984’, the surveillance camera livestream, and a privacy poster slide show. Too bad the rest of Oakland had the sense to stay home and away from the shivering … Continued

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It’s Official! Developers Staying Away from Post Office Purchase.

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It’s not often one has reason to quote the Wall Street Journal pointing as evidence that what you are doing is having an effect. But as the Journal just reported, a novel tactic seems to be having the desired effect of making developers wary of purchasing the downtown Berkeley Post Office. The idea, a restrictive zoning ordinance, was first proposed by an Occupy Oakland participant and developed into a concrete proposal by organizations hoping to save the downtown Berkeley Post Office from sale and Berkeley Councilperson Jesse Arreguin. Along the … Continued

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Capitalism Roasting Over an Open Fire.

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More than six hundred people protested at the San Leandro Walmart on Black Friday beginning at 3;00 PM, participating in a nationwide event that saw over a thousand Walmarts with protesters of one form or another. The Brass Liberation Orchestra came to San Leandro, along with many other East Bay activist groups and unions. As the protest was waning, a large dollar sign appeared in the parking lot and began combusting. This picture was snapped and sent out via twitter at approximately 6:30 PM that day. While dollars themselves are … Continued

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Food, Solidarity and Camraderie: N28 On the Steps of the Berkeley Post Office.

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As if by magic vast quantities of food appeared at five o’clock, Thursday, November 28th on the steps on the Berkeley Post Office: two hams, five pies (one apple), beans, tomato rice, cookies, salad, mashed potatoes, pinto beans, fruit salad, bread, rolls and more. Food Not Bombs, Berkeley Post Office Defenders and Occupy Oakland peeps came together to offer food for anyone who happened by or was notified by word of mouth, twitter or the calendar entry. By the time all was said and eaten, most of this large stockpile … Continued

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Oakland City Council Meeting – Item 20: Domain Awareness Center Phase II

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Oakland City Council Meeting -Item 20: Domain Awareness Center Phase II Unfortunately, but expected, it passed; 6 to 1. – November 19, 2013 – Oakland, California Speaking against the Oakland City Council Meeting. Item 20: Domain Awareness Center (DAC) EFF representative speaking at the Oakland City Council Meeting. Item 20: Domain Awareness Center (DAC) Data Engineer Speaking at the Oakland City Council Meeting: Item 20 DAC Oakland Police and Homeland Security Personal at the Oakland City Council Meeting Item 20: Domain Awareness Center (DAC) . 54076

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Debtors’ Assembly! Resistance is NOT Futile!

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Strike Debt Bay Area is holding its third Debtors’ Assembly this coming Saturday, November 23rd, in Berkeley, California. It will commence at 2:00 PM at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Fellowship Hall, located at 1924 Cedar St. Last week Strike Debt’s Rolling Jubilee project announced the symbolic burning of some $15,000,000 in medical debt, purchased at $0.02 on the dollar. Strike Debt is also involved in the fight for principal reduction via the use of eminent domain, centered now on Richmond, California. (See here and here for detailed explanations.) … Continued

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