A Sanctuary City in Name Only.

Oakland may claim to be a sanctuary city, but on August 16th, 2017 its police engaged with Homeland Security Investigations Agents to raid an immigrant residence in West Oakland, resulting not in any findings of criminality (in particular, child sex trafficking) as initially claimed by OPD and HSI, but only in deportation proceedings against one individual – the very thing Oakland is supposed to taking a stand against. But that’s not good enough for City officials and some electeds, who are now engaged in a massive coverup, refusing to appear … Continued

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A Public Bank for the Bay?

Thanks to the unceasing efforts of the Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland (FBPO), after almost a year of dithering by the Oakland City Council money was finally allocated to do a feasibility study for a public bank to serve Oakland and other cities in the region! The history of the idea for a Public Bank of Oakland goes back at least to early 2013, brought to the newly formed Strike Debt Bay Area (SDBA) advocacy group and soon taken up as one of their causes. (Strike Debt Bay … Continued

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Oakland Privacy Publishes 2nd Newletter - ICE, Urban Shield, Surveillance and More.

  Read all about it… State legislation to regulate the surveillance state, SB 21, that Oakland Privacy is behind. The ICE raid in Oakland on August 16th. An Open Letter to Those Who Have Nothing to Hide. Internet of Things: Like Walls, Blockades and Checkpoints. It Took a Village to Stop a DAC. The Police State Will be Funded – UASI Grants to Local Police.. A Small Victory Vs. Urban Shield.   Want more info? New members: write to us at questions@oaklandprivacy.org Press inquiries: write to us at contact@oaklandprivacy.org Subscribe … Continued

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Attention All Anti-Racists

  More Events: Tuesday,  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Richmond Paint Banners Against Hate, Fascism & White Supremacy https://occupyoakland.org/event/paint-banners-hate-fascism-white-supremacy/?instance_id=306064 Wedneday, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM – bus to Sacramento from Oakland Support Bail Reform and Ending Collaboration With ICE: Sacramento https://occupyoakland.org/event/support-bail-reform-ending-collaboration-ice-sacramento/?instance_id=306066 Thursday, Noon – 6:00 PM – UC Berkeley Signmaking and art party for Rally Against Hate https://occupyoakland.org/event/signmaking-art-party-rally-hate/?instance_id=306065 Friday, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – San Francisco, 16th St. BART Friday Night Faith Vigil: Stand Against White Supremacy https://occupyoakland.org/event/friday-night-faith-vigil-stand-white-suprremacy/?instance_id=305961 Saturday (San Francisco) 10:00 AM – Anti-Racist Rally starting at ILWU … Continued

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No Trump. No KKK. No Fascist USA.

Hundreds gathered in Latham Square to rally and then march in solidarity with Charlottesville’s anti-fascist protesters and Heather Heyer, the woman killed by a madman yesterday who plunged his car into the crowd. One of the many chants of the up to 500 people who took to the streets was “No Trump! No KKK! No. Fascist. USA!” Here are some tweets, tweetpics and tweetvideos of the event: Bay Area stands with #Charlottesville pic.twitter.com/HemccXnOmn — Haiti Action (@HaitiAction1) August 13, 2017 Remember this name #HeatherHeyer. Remember this face. She died today … Continued

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