19th and Telegraph, Tuesday and Thursday at 5pm: Help plan and envision the Occupy Oakland Conference that the Events Committee has started working on!
Work meeting Sundays at Cafe Madrid at 11 am, 20th and Broadway.
HOW TO STRIKE THE EMPIRE BACK
REVOLT FOR A LIFE WORTH LIVING
tactics; unity, vision, strategy
Here’s a working draft of the what the conference may look like:
This August 17th through 19th we hope to host Occupy Oakland’s Liberate Everything conference at (hopefully) Laney College here in Oakland.
The desire to organize a conference started after the planned J28 Move-In Festival fell apart, the necessity arose when folks at Inter-Occupy started seeking endorsements of “Occupy National Gathering” conference of theirs happening in Philadelphia on June 28th-July 4th. Inter-Occupy is organizing what seems to be a second Constitutional Philadelphia Convention, with two “representatives” from every occupation, and urge that Occupy adopt a new “social contract.” With electoral politics heating up and eager to coopt the energy of Occupy, it’s vital that we push the Occupy movement in a more radical direction.
The purpose of the conference is to provide skills, tactics, strategy, and vision within and across occupations. The Occupy Oakland Liberate Everything Conference will explore how nonprofits coopt social movements, the criminalization of pre-crime and radical politics, radical history, and the crisis of capitalism this time, among more.
The Events Committee is responsible for actions, workshops, shows, teach-ins, etc. If you would like to perform or organize any kind of action, you should speak with us.
Wepay to donate to make the conference happen!