Don't Talk to the Police!

Don’t Talk to the Police: ARC Statement on UC Berkeley Police Investigation of Protesters 02/17/2017 BY OAKLANDANTIREPRESSION Repost from AntiRepression Website ARC is aware that UC Berkeley PD is circulating images of individuals who they claim are associated with the Berkeley anti-Milo protest on February 1. They are actively seeking information about these individuals, and are asking anyone with information to contact them. We want to remind everyone NOT to assist UC Berkeley PD in their investigation, EVEN IF it seems like the information you give is harmless. Remember that even … Continued

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The Cruelty of Medical Debt.

  By Emily Wheeler, Strike Debt Bay Area The problem with the world is that we draw our family circle too small. –Mother Teresa In a sane society, all people have wholesome food, clean water, livable shelter, and medical care. But in this capitalist society, which is set up to benefit the 1% at the expense of the other 99%, fewer and fewer people can get these basic needs met. Nowhere is the current insanity more evident than in the US healthcare system. The drive to maximize profits for giant insurance … Continued

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The Village. Here Today or Here to Stay?

UPDATE: On Feb. 2nd, OPD and Public Works came and raided The Village, removing the occupants and destroying the Tiny Homes. It was plot of grass off of MLK, under and astride the Maze, the tangled freeway interchange in North Oakland. Until January 20th, that is. Activists, as part of the MLK 120 hours of action, took over the plot of land and declared it a homeless (and anyone else in need) refuge – The Village. They began building a couple of simple Tiny Homes, small 100-200 sq. ft. structures … Continued

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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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