Reflections

For personal reflections on experiences with Occupy.

Oakland: Chaos near Fruitvale BART station after attempted drive-by shooting

OAKLAND — A drive-by shooter firing on a car near the Fruitvale BART station Thursday morning missed his target, but the car wound up crashing into two other vehicles and a taco truck outside a popular restaurant, police said. After crashing, the occupants of the car ran away as the gunman continued to shoot at them but did not hit them, police said. Two vehicles in a parking lot were hit by gunfire. The violence unfolded about 10:35 a.m. in the 3900 block of San Leandro Street when at least … Continued

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FTP on 3,1,13 Meet at 14 and broadway 7:00pm

FTP March - Jan 14, 2012

Hello people of the world. It is time that people come and march as a bloc. Let’s keep it fun and cool , we have a set of rules to keep every safe so we can all march in peace. FUCK THE POLICE MARCH FTP2.0 – FUCK THE POLICE Take our pigs for a walk. They need the exercise. And it only costs the city $50K a week! *** This event is being called by the Occupy Oakland Tactical Action Committee. It might continue weekly. The Tactical Action Committee was … Continued

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#DefendJodie. “A Terrific Initial Victory for People’s Action.”

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Jodie Randolph and the Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group crew have been defending Jodie from eviction now for seventy three days. In a terrific initial victory for people’s action and home defense, Jodie was able to meet Monday, 1/14/13, with Morgan Stanley (the bank which, with various shadow subsidiaries, ‘owns’ her home). In November, when Jodie came to Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense, she had no prospect of a bank meeting, and all negotiations and legal actions were – theoretically – over and done. 71 days into a 24-7 home defense, … Continued

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A DEEPER LOOK INTO WILLIAM J. BRATTON

A DEEPER LOOK INTO WILLIAM J. BRATTON . Joshua Smith of Occupy Oakland – Full Speech to Oakland City Council January 15, 2013 (Josh E-Mail: fredsbakery@rocketmail.com) . Regarding Agenda Item #4: Strategic Policy Partnership Contract Amendment From: Oakland Police Department Recommendation: Adopt A Resolution Authorizing The City Administrator To Amend The Contract With Strategic Policy Partnership, LLC In The Amount Of Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000) To Hire A Consultant (William J. Bratton) To Put In Place A Much Needed Short-Term Crime Fighting Strategy And A Citywide Reduction And Community … Continued

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Oakland band shoots music video for Occupy

Oakland band Midnight Raid released their music video for the song “Fire” this week. Band members have been present at various demonstrations and wanted to do their part for Occupy Oakland. Support Occupy, Support local music, Stop Brutality. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtDKyE7b79k 45950

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Oakland band shoots video in honor of the Occupy Movement

Oakland band Midnight Raid released their music video for the song “Fire” this week. Band members have been present at various demonstrations and wanted to do their part for Occupy Oakland. Support Occupy, Support local music, Stop Brutality. Midnight Raid – Fire 45944

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Pat, 90+ Lady, Defending Jodie Randolph Against Morgan Stanley Bank Eviction – 2012/11/08

[Note: this message originally was meant to be for my FB friends] Dear Human Beings please read this. SHORT VERSION: Please call John Sheldon Executive Director at Morgan Stanley Bank in San Francisco 415.576.2083 and tell him/them you want Jodie Randolph to stay in her house at 1624 Foley Street in Alameda, and want Morgan Stanley to accept her re-purchase offer on the terms she can afford. Questions: Foreclosure@occupyoakland.org  or Brooke: 510.388.4483. LONG/MORE DETAILS VERSION: I am writing you from Jodie’s home living room and I ask you to be … Continued

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