Just Approved: Surveillance Technology Regulation Ordinance.

It’s been almost a year in the making. The Oakland City Council approved the creation of the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission (OPAC) a year ago on January 19th, 2016. It held its first meeting on July 14th, 2016 and immediately began work on drafting the surveillance equipment regulation ordinance that it passed on Thursday, Jan 5th, 2017. Oakland’s Privacy Advisory Board just approved surveillance tech ordinance. Goes to council now for final approval. pic.twitter.com/SNGGs0eHnj — Darwin BondGraham (@DarwinBondGraha) January 6, 2017 The ordinance (OPAC-Surveillance-Ordinance-Adopted – PDF) demands that existing surveillance equipment … Continued

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KIRKPATRICK, NEW OPD CHIEF, SUPPORTS "BROKEN WINDOWS" POLICING - APTP

ANTI POLICE-TERROR PROJECT STATEMENT ON HIRING OF ANNE KIRKPATRICK AS NEW OAKLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT CHIEF January 5, 2017 (Oakland, CA) – Libby Schaaf’s selection of Anne Kirkpatrick as Oakland’s new police chief has been touted by some as a sign that the Oakland Police Department (OPD) will be “reformed”. The Anti Police-Terror Project does not believe that policing can be reformed.  Policing in America was born out of slave catching and today remains an institution rooted in deeply racist ideology that helps maintain modern day slavery via the prison industrial … Continued

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A Retrospective on Police Terror in Oakland and the Bay Area 2011 - 2016

Police Terror, Repression and Response in Oakland, the Bay Area and more – a Retrospective in articles posted to Occupy Oakland, 2011 – 2016 2011 Police Brutalize, Dismantle Occupy Oakland Camp Indigenous Solidarity Thanksgiving Celebration Attacked by OPD FREE KHALI!!! : An urgent message from OO’s Anti-Repression Committee OPD Arrests 9-12 people at Oscar Grant Plaza on Dec 30th regarding defense of tree sit and info/food tables   2012 Police end the year cracking down on Occupy Oakland; we start the year saying, “oh hell no!” 1/5/12 – Cops Raid … Continued

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A Strike Debt Bay Area Retrospective 2013 - 2016

In Case You Missed It… A retrospective on Strike Debt Bay Area and its spinoff, Save the Berkeley Post Office, 2013 – 2016, as chronicled by articles on Occupy Oakland. 2013 Strike Debt Bay Area Says: “You Are Not a Loan!” General Assembly Proposal for Sun Jan. 27: Occupy Oakland Strike Debt Committee Debtors’ Assembly Saturday! Strike Debt Bay Area Says: “You Are Not a Loan!” Debtors’ Assembly Comes Down With Interest (0% Down, 0% Interest) Strike Debt Ideas into Action Strike Debt Bay Area Strikes Back On Tax Day! … Continued

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An Oakland Privacy Retrospective: 2014- 2016

In Case You Missed It… A retrospective on Oakland Privacy, 2014 – 2016, as chronicled by articles on Occupy Oakland. 2014 First Friday vs the QuanDAC Don’t Sell Out The People Of Oakland To The Department Of Homeland Security. The Nuclear Shit Hits The City Council Fan: OPG Demands That Oakland ‘Cease and Desist’ Building the DAC! Liberty or DAC. Oakland Privacy Group Member Interviewed on RT. Stop the Spy Center! The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance! – Feb 11, 2014 TAKE ACTION: HOW YOU CAN HELP STOP … Continued

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