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Rides available by bus and carpool. Contact or 510-444-0484 . Caravans will leave from MacArthur BART in Oakland at 9:00 AM and Chuco’s Justice Center in Inglewood at 9:00AM. We will gather at Cesar Chavez Park in Corcoran (1500 Oregon) at 2PM and then march to Corcoran State Prison where our demands will be heard! . . SUPPORT THE STRIKE! . Stand in solidarity with the hunger strike and other job actions being called for July 8th! Support Pelican Bay and other SHU Prisoners’ Five Core Demands: . 1- … Continued


First Occupy Oakland Lawsuit Settled for $1.17 Million.


You may never have heard of Suzi Spangenberg or Sukay Sow, and to tell you the truth, neither had I. But Suzi received $500,000 and Sukay $210,000 as part of a settlement agreement announced last night in a lawsuit, Campbell v City of Oakland that arose from Oakland police having tear-gassed, flash-bang grenaded, beaten, clubbed and shot Occupy Oakland protesters October 25th through November 3rd, 2011. Suzi Spangenberg, a 52 year old seminarian, said, “I was in the middle of telling OPD I loved them when they threw explosives at … Continued


Strike Debt: Ideas Into Action!


The press has been overflowing with reports on exploding student debt, and the payday lending industry is under increasing public scrutiny. Let’s take this momentum and radicalize it! Join Strike Debt Bay Area on Saturday, June 29th at 3:00 PM at 900 Alice St (ARC offices) in downtown Oakland for our next Ideas Into Action meeting. Bring your ideas and/or plug into ongoing projects: – reading groups on debt & capitalism – the seeds of some exciting debtors union tactics, both locally and nationally – a series of solidarity actions … Continued


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