political corruption

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


NDAA 2013: Drones, Permanent War And Indefinite Detention Without Charge Or Trial For American Citizens On American Soil

While mainstream media keeps the Sheeple distracted with Christmas classics and inconsistent reporting about killings in Connecticut, Amerika’s corporate fascist puppet Congress quietly hacks away at habeus corpus. )( “In recent decades we have lost sight of the historic achievement that empowered the individual. The religious, legal and political roots of this great achievement are no longer reverently taught in high schools, colleges and universities or respected by our government. The voices that reach us through the millennia and connect us to our culture are being silenced by ‘political correctness’ … Continued


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


2012 Voter Guide for Demopublicans and Republicrats

Keywords 2012 election, 2012 elections, anonymous, bushbama, bushbamney, corporate fascism, corporate greed, democratic party, democrats, demopublicans, elections, global revolution, gop, judicial overrides, kleptocracy, manufactured consent, obama, obamney, obomney, occupy movement, occupy wall street, odrona, ows, plutocracy, police state, political corruption, politics, predetermined outcomes, puppet politicians, republican party, republicans, republicrats, revolution, rigged elections, rigged voting machines, romney, sheeple, two party duopoly, two party tyranny, vote, vote for nobody, voter, voters, voters guide, voting Hashtags #2012election, #2012elections, #anonymous, #bushbama, #bushbamney, #fascism, #greed, #democrats, #demopublicans, #elections, #globalrevolution, #kleptocracy, #gop, #obama, #obamney, #obomney, #occupy, … Continued


TrapWire: Spying On YOU. Predicting YOUR Moves.

Ignored by corporate media, Wikileaks has exposed a CIA-linked Orwellian thoughtcrime surveillance network that goes far beyond “suspicious activity reporting”. )( TRAPWIRE: SPYING ON YOU. PREDICTING YOUR MOVES. “Hacked emails from the private intelligence firm Stratfor shed light on a global suspicious activity surveillance system called TrapWire that is reportedly in use in locations around the world from the London Stock Exchange to the White House. The emails [released by WikiLeaks] provide information on the extent and operations of a system designed to correlate suspicious activity reports and other evidence … Continued


Multi-Chem: Less Bragging About Fracking?

Lowering their fracking profile after a bungled blending blast, this self-proclaimed master fracker can now be found hawking “cleaner fracs through chemistry”. MULTI-CHEM: LESS BRAGGING ABOUT FRACKING? A few days ago we issued a release about Multi-Chem – Halliburton’s newly-acquired oilfield production chemicals and fracking subsidiary – that included the following: “Multi-Chem describes itself as ‘the global leader in EGR’ – where EGR stands for Enhanced Gas Recovery technologies such as hydraulic fracture stimulation, also called hydraulic fracturing, known and loathed by many of us as ‘fracking’, but referred to … Continued


Divide and Conquer in America – 2012! (A Poem of Protest by a 74-Year-Old Great-Grandmother)

    Divide and Conquer in America – 2012! HISTORIC OPPRESSORS WITH INNOCUOUS NAMES By: Alice Connally Fisk ( AFisk10302@aol.com )   The generic word “oppressor” is rarely heard today their game’s the same but the label itself is very much passé. Oppressors all have brand names now to conceal their old-time aim to confuse, outfox and at last destroy the rank and file, their game. Oppressors laugh at us everyday as they turn up their old-time heat sporting names quite bland to disguise their Plan, these conniving old elite. … Continued


Multi-Chem & The Insanity Of Letting The Frackers Do It Again

Last year Frac King Multi-Chem sold out to Halliburton after they blew up their own blending plant in New Iberia LA. Now over in Vermilion Parish, they’re breaking ground on their next Ground Zero. MULTI-CHEM & THE INSANITY OF LETTING THE FRACKERS DO IT AGAIN >> Blend << Frac King Multi-Chem blends oil & gas production chemicals such as viscosity reducers, wetting agents and “biocides” – toxins whose sole purpose is to kill living organisms. Multi-Chem describes itself as “the global leader in EGR” – where EGR stands for Enhanced … Continued


Freedom Is Not Free! A Call For Your Support

FREEDOM IS NOT FREE! A CALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT IronBoltBruce and VVV PR need your financial support NOW to continue using veracity with tenacity to expose, resist and reverse the tide of corporate fascist greed and political corruption that is stripping our people of their rights and our planet of its resources. If you want your children and grandchildren to live as free citizens in a sustainable world tomorrow, please give whatever you can to make that possible today! Please donate then tweet, post and share this link: https://www.wepay.com/donate/ironboltbruce ### … Continued


Research Working Group Meeting

All are welcome to the… RESEARCH WORKING GROUP MEETING _____DATE: Sunday, January 8th _____TIME: 3:00-4:00pm _____LOCATION: Farley’s East, 33 Grand Ave (bet. Broadway and Webster), Oakland, 94612. Two blocks north of the 19th St. BART. _____MORE INFO: Contact Yvonne at yvonnegrapher at gmail.com or Darwin at darwinbondgraham at gmail.com. GOALS: 1) To build a research community in Oakland and to share skills 2) To support Occupy Oakland’s upcoming actions, such as the building occupation on 1/28 3) To provide research for long-term strategy and action, such as targeted research about … Continued