Beyond Occupy - Five Years Hence.

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It will shortly have been five years since tents appeared on Oscar Grant Plaza; almost five years since OPD turned downtown Oakland into a war zone. Since then farms and Post Offices have been Occupied, freeways, bridges and City Council meetings taken over. Battles have been lost and won, while, arguably, the hurly-burly continues unabated. Has anything changed? Come to ‘Beyond Occupy – Five Years Hence’ on October 8th, to reminisce about the past, debate the present and discuss what the next five years will bring. Beyond Occupy, at Oscar … Continued

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Oakland Stands With the Prisoners' Work Strike!

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Three hundred rallied in Latham Square and marched on Saturday, Sept. 10th, 2016 in support of the nationwide Prisoners’ hunger strike, begun Sept. 9th. That date is the anniversary of the 1971 Attica Prison Uprising, 45 years ago. Supporting actions around the country have been organized by the IWW_IWOC – Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (@IWW_IWOC). “We created one of the most brutal prison societies in the world…they will resist.” #Attica45 #PrisonStrike https://t.co/tJ2ikwxadx — Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) September 9, 2016 Touring downtown Oakland, with stops at various large company outlets that use … Continued

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"Urban Shield Is Filthy Filthy, Whole Damn System Is Guilty Guilty!"

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From 8:00 AM until Noon on Friday, September 9th, 2016, hundreds of activists protested the Urban Shield militarized police training and weapons of repression exhbition in Pleasanton, CA. They blocked three entrances to the Alameda County Fairgrounds where the event is being held for hours, and twenty-three people were ultimately arrested, cited and released. Tweets and tweetpics as the protest unfolded. Solidary statements from locals. All respect, solidarity & love to everyone who’s putting themselves in harm’s way to stand up for what’s right today. We’ve got your back. — … Continued

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All Out Against Urban Shield. Shut Down the Warrior Cops.

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On Friday, September 9th, at the Alameda County Fair Grounds in Pleasanton, CA, beginning at 8:00 AM, activists from around the state will converge in protest against this year’s Urban Shield conclave. Urban Shield is a 4-day SWAT training and global weapons expo that will be held in Pleasanton, CA September 8-12th. We come in peace ready to blow you to smithereens.Urban Shield brings together law enforcement agencies from across the world – from the State of Israel to the Ferguson Police Department – along with many Bay Area police … Continued

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Kali Is Free! Support Kali!

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Kali is free! Kali, a resident of the Occupy Oakland Occupation at Oscar Grant Plaza in 2011, was arrested in a raid on the plaza a month after the tents were cleared in November, 2011.  His crime? Sitting on a bench, possessing a blanket, and being on parole. Arriving at Santa Rita after futile attempts to bail him out, he was then charged with assaulting a prison guard Kali later informed us that guards viciously attacked and beat him while transferring him to solitary, after which he was then charged … Continued

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