Make A Difference; Support The Poor Tour!

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By Mike Lee  Donations accepted here. In response to an ever escalating homeless crisis Disabled People Outside and First They Came For The Homeless organized a protest with tents at the HUB (the centralized intake for those homeless in Berkeley) and subsequently, as the conditions got worse, our community grew and grew. By default we became the only foul weather shelter available in Berkeley. The HUB themselves were bringing people to us. Severely disabled and elderly people were dropped at our feet.  People called and emailed me about people that … Continued

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Why a Call for a General Strike?

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By Mike Wilson. FROM PROTEST TO RESISTANCE. GENERAL STRIKE COMMENCES JANUARY 20th, 2017 #j20 #turnyourback #unitedweresist #disruptj20 #notmypresident occupyoakland.org @occupyoakalnd Facebook: Turn Your Back Washington DC, New York City, Oakland, Chicago, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Detroit, St. Louis, San Francisco, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Austin, San Jose, Orlando, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, Milwaukee, Albuquerque, Minneapolis, Charlotte, Cleveland, Cincinnati and more… In recent days, you may have sensed fear and hopelessness from acquaintances. “What do we do to resist the success of neo-fascism in this country?” Real resistance to this increased … Continued

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Five Years Hence, Beyond Occupy Retakes the Plaza.

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Well, at least for four hours. It was five years ago today that intrepid Occupiers pitched tents on Oscar Grant Plaza, likely figuring they would be rousted in days, if not hours. Little did they know. Two days ago, on October 8th, 2016, in celebration of that event and everything that came afterwards, while tents did not reappear on the Plaza, popup structures full of photos and art did show up. Posters, t-shirts, and banners from Occupy Oakland and Occupy San Francisco’s histories were on display as well, all viewed by … Continued

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Mike Zint will not Take 'No Housing' for an Answer.

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Mike Zint will not take ‘No housing’ for an answer. After seventeen months of Occupying the downtown Berkeley Post Office ended in April, evicted by Postal Police, Mike and his First They Came for the Homeless comrades, supported by Veterans for Peace, have turned their attention to the woeful state of Berkeley’s homeless services. They have occupied the sidewalk outside of the Berkeley Food & Housing Project (commonly known as ‘The Hub’) on Fairview St., in Berkeley (near the Ashby BART). The Hub is supposed to serve as a central … Continued

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Witch Hunt !

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Yvette Felarca, a Berkeley teacher, has been an activist for years. From participating in Occupy Cal in 2011, left, (she is a lead plaintiff in the suit still pending against UC Berkeley by Occupy Cal protesters in which police beat students and faculty in November 2011), to taking on Fascists in Sacramento recently as a member of BAMN.  Of a sudden, the Berkeley School District wants her gone.  Below is an article written about her problems with the school district by Mark Airgood. After Ms. Felarca helped prevent the neo-Nazi/KKK … Continued

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