Oakland

Stop the Spy Center!

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We can be Snowden-confident that the NSA did not miss the protest that took place against their little cousin the Domain Awareness Center (DAC), February 4th, 2014, at Oscar Grant Plaza in downtown Oakland, nor the fact that it took place in the amphitheater that once held the massive General Assemblies of Occupy Oakland.     Some 200 people participated in the light brigade, rally, entertainment (thanks, Clowns Not Bombs!), and march to the site of the not-quite-yet activated Domain Awareness Center located, more than ironically, on Martin Luther King … Continued

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Oakland City Council Ignores the People (As Usual). Votes to Move Forward With Domain Awareness Center.

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Not before getting Mic Checked though. Mic Check! Seventy people gathered in the drizzle at 5:30 PM before the City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 19th. The rally against DAC was muted by the rain, as the Brass Liberation Orchestra had to cancel due to the H2O, but a huge kettle of soup provided by good samaritans keep spirits high as the crowd waited for the City Council non-consent agenda to begin. The latest DAC proposal was to give the City Administrator authorization to select a new contractor instead of … Continued

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Oakland City, Council Members, etc Info

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The Squeaky Page All for a better world!. . This squeaky page contains: Oakland City Hall address, phones, and directions Oakland City Council Members email addresses Council District Locator Where to fill out a Speaker Card Useful Tags (for Tweets, etc) Helpful Phone Numbers Directory (PDF file) . .  1 Oakland City Hall address, phones, and directions Oakland City Hall 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza Oakland, CA 94612 Phone: (510) 444-CITY TTY: (510) 238-3254 Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/YDDTc   2 Write to City Council Members: If you remain silent Council Members most … Continued

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Strike Debt: Ideas Into Action!

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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

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Suspect in Oakland rapper Kenny Clutch murder brags online about fast life

  Ammar Harris, 26, is being sought by police in… (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas triple murder suspect Ammar Harris has a smirk on his face in a 90-second YouTube video that shows him flashing a thick stack of $100 bills. The video is just one of many online displays of bravado being examined by police in which Harris boasts of a high-rolling lifestyle of luxury cars, prostitutes and boat trips with scantily clad women. The 26-year-old is the subject of a multi-state manhunt … Continued

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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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Oakland: Two people killed in shooting early Saturday morning

OAKLAND — A man and a woman were pronounced dead after a double shooting in East Oakland, police said. Residents called police to report gunfire just after 4 a.m. near Apricot and Blenheim streets, just off San Leandro Street, police said. No one else was injured. Both victims, who were not identified, were found in the street and pronounced dead at the scene. Police were still trying to identify both people and determine what their relationship was. There was no suspect information available Saturday morning. The shootings mark the 14th … 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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Rally & Action for Accussed Wikileaker Bradley Manning – 8/16/2012 Photos+Videos

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Similar actions were taken place in LA, Portland. In Oakland: “just before time was up, it was decided that Scott should leave the building voluntarily to “have someone on the outside.” The six others remained, and at approximately 9:00 PM were all arrested.” ~JPMassar https://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/17/1121112/-Scott-Olsen-the-Iraq-Vets-Against-the-War-Stage-Sit-in-For-Bradley-Manning-At-Obama-Office-in-Oak   On RussiaToday:  http://rt.com/usa/news/obama-manning-campaign-offices-975/   The letter to President Obama “We are the people of Bradley Manning! We want freedom for Bradley Manning! We are the people” “Free Bradly Manning! Free Bradly Manning! Free Bradly Manning! Free Bradly Manning! …”   Scott Olsen speaking after leaving the building. … Continued

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