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Documentaries:THE BATTLE FOR OSCAR GRANT PLAZA & MANUFACTURING GUILT. Sat. Oct. 19, 2013 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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The National Lawyers Guild and Prison Radio present two films on repression and resistance: THE BATTLE FOR OSCAR GRANT PLAZA is a short documentary by Jacob Crawford about how the City of Oakland and its Police tried to shut down the budding “Occupy Wall Street” movement, turning downtown Oakland into a teargas filled war zone and injuring numerous people. Police video obtained in discovery in the National Lawyers Guild’s successful lawsuit and interviews with activists and journalists about their experiences, tell the real story of the disastrous Fall, 2011, police … 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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Oakland: Judge picks police overseer but won’t divulge name

OAKLAND — A federal judge has chosen a powerful overseer for the Oakland Police Department, but refused to reveal his pick Friday, citing the city’s failure to release data to set the official’s salary. U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson gave Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker until noon Monday to file current salary information for both City Administrator Deanna Santana and police Chief Howard Jordan. The figures will be used to determine compensation for a compliance director who will have sweeping powers to make Oakland police fully satisfy court-sanctioned reforms that … Continued

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OccupyOakland General Assembly Dec 09, 2012 – Photos/Video -

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-for the statement of solidarity to OccupySandy please visit: http://occupyoakland.org/2012/12/occupy-oakland-to-occupy-sandy-youre-awesome-and-we-love-you/ Photos of OccupyOakland participants during the General Assembly of December 09, 2012.   45570

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Who is the finance committee?

The day before yesterday, the finance committee posted here on OO’s website that there was a meeting, yesterday, October 17th, at Awaken Cafe at 6pm. Curious about the rumors that have been circulating, I decided to go because I really want the finance committee to have a chance to counter those rumors, to explain their side of the story. http://occupyoakland.org/2012/10/finance-committee-meeting-oct-17-2012/ I have never asked for money from Occupy Oakland but do feel myself to be a part of it as I have participated in many protests, paid bail, put money … Continued

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Support Ankah, arrested for biking & facing deportation

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Anna Karewicz, who is known to her friends as Ankah, is a puppeteer, artist, and avid community gardener who lives in Oakland. On Thursday, August 2nd, the group with which she was bicycle touring in Northern California mistakenly rode on the wrong side of the street on a city block in Arcata. The group was stopped by police. The other riders received traffic infraction citations and were allowed to go on their way. Ankah, however, was subjected to questioning as if the officer was an agent of ICE (Immigration and … Continued

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