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ACTION DELAYED UNTIL 3:00 PM!!! Block the Boat! Oakland in Solidarity with Palestine.

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Some 2900 people said they were “going” at 5:00 AM on Saturday, August 16th, to the Port of Oakland to picket the terminal where a Zim ship, owned by an Israeli company, is arriving.  HOWEVER, THE SHIP BERTH TIME IS DELAYED UNTIL 3:00 PM. Every Saturday, the Israeli owned Zim shipping line docks and unloads its cargo at the Port of Oakland. Let this action be the beginning of a sustained campaign to stop the Israeli ship from ever unloading in our town. Block the Boat actions are taking place not … Continued

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From Brooklyn to Oakland. Rest in Power Kimani Gray & Alan Blueford – Photos/Videos

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From Brooklyn to Oakland. Rest in Power Kimani Gray & Alan Blueford Oakland, California | March 21, 2013 “Much like Miguel Masso (OPD) who killed Alan, the two officers who shot Kimani have a long history of violence. These police, Sgt. Mourad Mourad and Officer Jovaniel Cordova, have previously cost the city of NY (meaning the taxpayers) $215,000 for abuses ranging from illegal stops to shoving a man’s face into a puddle to punching someone they stopped in the face to pulling off a suspect’s pants and underwear. Both officers … Continued

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“WOW…..this is really fantastic!”: OccupyHomesMN.org/marchonwells :)

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“WOW…..this is really fantastic!” ~Mindy, Occupy Oakland Occupier She said that and I am pretty sure many of us here at Occupy Oakland also say that. All Power to the People!   Article below source: http://www.occupyhomesmn.org/marchonwells “13 arrested as 200 march on Wells Fargo demanding fair banking practices Posted by Becky Zosia Dernbach 326.80pc on February 27, 2013 Thirteen people were peacefully arrested Wednesday afternoon as they marched on Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, demanding turnover of vacant homes to community control and fair banking practices. The march, organized by Occupy Homes MN, Neighborhoods … Continued

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This Is What Solidarity Looks Like. Labor, JAB and OOLSC.

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In the wee hours of the cold, wet morning of November 20th, 2012, as a cadre of SEIU Local 1021 workers in Oakland prepared to shut down the Port of Oakland in search of a contract without clawbacks they had been without for more than a year, a man wearing a Justice 4 Alan Blueford T-shirt — who has never been a member of a union — arrived. That man is Adam Blueford, father of Alan Blueford, executed by Oakland Police Officer Miguel Masso on May 6th, 2012. What would … Continued

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Occupy Oakland To Occupy Sandy: You’re Awesome And We Love You!

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  On Sunday, 12/9/12, those of us at the General Assembly, although just short of a quorum, approved, by the unanimous consent of those present, the following statement of solidarity with Occupy Sandy. Not an official resolution of the General Assembly, it, and the accompanying video, represent the thoughts and emotions of those present. The participants of the General Assembly of Occupy Oakland extend our appreciation to the volunteers of Occupy Sandy, Occupy Wall Street, Interoccupy.net, 350.org, recovers.org and individual volunteers. You have provided countless hours of support including the … Continued

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Confronting the Many Faces of Repression

THIS IS A REPOST OF THIS ARTICLE, TO PLACE IT WHERE COMMENTS ARE OPEN, AS THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR CITED BELOW CHOSE TO POST THIS ON THE FRONT PAGE OF A COMMUNITY WEBSITE WITH COMMENTS CLOSED.  THE ARTICLE IS COPIED IN FULL WITH ZERO EDITS. October 22, 2012 at 12:33 pm. Posted by AntiRepression-Committee Categories: Announcements, Anti-Repression Committee, Solidarity Statements   Introduction: Rethinking Repression Over the past year, we have experienced many forms of overt police repression, from the camp eviction and night of tear gas on October 25th, to raids on the vigil, to … Continued

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Confronting the Many Faces of Repression

Rethinking Repression Over the past year, we have experienced many forms of overt police repression, from the camp eviction and night of tear gas on October 25th, to raids on the vigil, to snatch and grab squads on May Day.  We have come to expect the riot-clad police, with their batons and chemical weapons, although repression comes in other forms as well.  As a community, we have not been sufficiently attuned to these other faces of repression.  As the Anti-Repression Committee (ARC), we too have focused primarily on the overt … Continued

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Labor Day BBQ at Snow Park, 2pm

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OO’s Nomads are hosting a potluck BBQ at Snow Park at 2 PM on Labor Day, September 3rd.  Bring a dish to share with your comrades & cronies. OK, Labor Day is the establishment’s alternative to May 1st, International Workers’ Day, celebrated by progressives all over the world. May Day started as a commemoration of 7 anarchists unjustly sentenced to execution after being railroaded after an incident at a workers’ demonstration in Chicago in 1866.  But even that attempted cooptation of workers’ own celebration of their solidarity had to be … 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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