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‘Going Postal’ to Fight Against Privatization and Save the Post Office from Richard Blum.

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  Peter Byrne, investigative reporter and author of an expose on Richard Blum, his corporation CBRE, his spouse Senator Diane Feinstein, and the privatization of the Post Office, will be speaking at Berkeley Post Office Defenders’ rally Saturday, September 28th at 12:00 noon on the steps of the Historic Downtown Berkeley Post Office at 2000 Allston Way. Here are some brief excerpts from his expose, Going Postal: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s husband sells post offices to his friends, cheap. On Richard Blum and CBRE: Real estate transactions are normally negotiated … Continued

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The Case Against Curfews

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In light of Oakland Councilperson Noel Gallo’s recent fetish with the idea of curfews, here is an article published August 11th, 2012 in the Occupied Oakland Tribune (now inaccessible), when then Chief of Police Howard Jordan was spewing the same bullshit. —– By JP Massar “Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan wants a curfew. In the widespread absence of appropriate “parental controls” Jordan says a curfew is critical to reduce the risks posed by teens and younger children hanging out late at night in some of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods. … Continued

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Albany, CA to Evict 70 People. Because. Cruelty.

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The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. Seventy otherwise homeless people live on the Albany Bulb, a piece of landfill created decades ago that juts out into San Francisco Bay from its eastern shore. It’s located west of Albany, CA proper, just north of the Golden Gate Racetrack, and south of Point Isabel. The view from San Francisco Bay. The City of Albany is outside the top edge.. The racetrack … Continued

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Occupy Oakland: The Movie!

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OCCUPY OAKLAND: The Movie. Please join Flashpoints on Pacifica Radio & Long Memory Productions in support of the Alan Blueford Coalition with an ADVANCED SCREENING of: OCCUPY OAKLAND: The Movie. Thursday, September 12, 7:00 PM. Grand Lake Theater. This is a film in the making that highlights why the Occupy movement was different in Oakland because of Oakland’s history going back to the Black Panther Party and up to the Oscar Grant Movement. This film has a very clear anti-police brutality theme. The producer’s goal is to make this a … Continued

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Solidarity Fast Ends Successfully – Confronts Jerry Brown.

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Adopted from an email report by one of the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity team members: Congratulations to our two intrepid hunger strike solidarity peeps who successfully completed their 60 hour fast at 11:59:59 Saturday night 9/7 in support of the prisoners’ 60 day hunger strike and their 5 core demands. The fast took place outside of Gov. Jerry Brown’s condo on Telegraph Ave. at 27th St. in uptown Oakland. I was present late afternoon Saturday when Jerry Brown arrived. One supporter, a lawyer, was in the lobby of the building … Continued

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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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