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In Memory of 2 Fallen Friends

reposted from Oakland Occupy Patriarchy: To fallen Comrades… On Tuesday July 31st, two of our comrades were violently murdered, Tsega Tsegay and Alex Mahan. On Tuesday night, Tsega was beaten to death by her husband. We remember Tsega as such a loving person, she was vibrant, enthusiastic, a constant and unforgettable presence in our camp at OG Plaza. When things were hard at the camp, Tsega would still be running up on the stage and dancing singing and laughing, and telling everyone she loved them. She called Occupy her Family … Continued


March in Memory of Alex in Stockton

Alex Mahan, a Stockton comrade, was killed in a driveby shooting the same evening. Everyone remembers Alex as very kind, energetic, and totally committed to the struggle we have all been building together. He never missed an opportunity to fight for the world he believed in. We all remember him coming up with the Stockton crew, to join us in Oakland, often with his Anonymous Mask. He and his comrades planned on how to bring the struggle to Stockton, which they did! He was an unwaivering comrade and friend and … Continued



CALL FOR PANELS, WORKSHOPS, SPEAKERS & PERFORMANCES Occupy Oakland Liberate Everything Conference     Occupy Oakland will host a major conference dedicated to developing tactics, strategy, unity, and vision with the Occupy movement. With electoral politics heating up and eager to coopt the energy of Occupy, it’s vital that we push the movement in a more radical direction! When?:  TBD The Occupy Oakland Conference Assembly & Events Committee is organizing the program for this three day event, which will include panels and discussions on themes including, but not limited to: … Continued


Events Committee endorsement of a Call for a New GA

The Events Committee of Occupy Oakland will join others this Sunday at 2pm at 19th and Telegraph for: Call for a Re-launching of the Occupy Oakland General Assembly   The G.A. hasn’t met for weeks, we didn’t have quorum for weeks before that.  Despite our corpse-like status in the eyes of many inside and outside of the movement we are intensifying the AC-Transit campaign, organizing for justice for Alan Blueford, continuing to put foreclosed families back in their homes, occupying a school, having new and improved BBQs, hosting a national conference, … Continued


1st of July General Assembly – 2 pm – 19th and Telegraph

GA Hand Raising

The 1st General Assembly of Occupy Oakland in the month of July is this Sunday, and there are a number of interesting proposals that are being put forth, such as: 1. The proposal to endorse and help organize the Occupy Oakland Liberate Everything Conference this summer, geared towards providing a more radical tone and communicating the unique perspective of Occupy Oakland to others and the world, 2. A proposal to jointly plan an Occupy Oakland July 4th action of some sort or another 3. A proposal to deal with the … Continued



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. Taglines: 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 … Continued


6/20 8:45 am – Pack the Court for Kali!

Kali was originally arrested December 16th on minor misdemeanor charges, but because of a probation violation hold he was incarcerated for 4 days before any charges were formally filed. While most people would have been released from jail and asked to appear for a future court date given the minor nature of the misdemeanor charges, the DA denied Kali’s release because of the county’s assertion that he is homeless. At his arraignment Kali immediately notified the judge that he did have a residence and provided the address. The staff that … Continued


Justice for Alan Blueford: Rally at the DA’s Office, Wednesday, 5/23/12, 3:00pm

  Alan Blueford, an 18 year old Black student at Skyline, slated to graduate next month, was brutally murdered by OPD on May 6th in East Oakland. Alan Blueford’s family and community activists are calling for a 3pm rally in front of the Alameda County DA’s office this Wednesday, May 23, 3:00 p.m., to make the these demands: Release the cop’s name Take him off paid leave Charge him with murder Fire him The DA’s office is located at 1225 Fallon Street. – directions here – There is also a townhall with 6:00 Acts … Continued


Events Committee Revised Meeting Times: Tues @ 5, Thurs @ 4

In order to better accomodate folks with 9-5’s, the Events Committee will be meeting at 5 pm on Tuesday and 4 pm on Thursday at the Brown Couch Cafe at 14th and Webster. If you’re late, don’t worry; its quite easy to catch up and contribute in our meetings 31829


Judi Bari Day 5/24/12 6pm – Oscar Grant Plaza

Join Occupy Oakland and Earth First! for JUDI BARI DAY   Thurs, May 24 Bringing the Spirit of Redwood Summer to Oscar Grant Plaza on the anniversary of the bombing of Judi Bari & Darryl Cherney in Oakland in 1990 ~a commemoration & celebration of revolutionary resistance and movement solidarity Oscar Grant plaza 14th & Broadway, Oakland gather 6:30 pm Music, Speakers, Stories from Redwood Summer: the “forest occupation before there was occupy”. Sponsored by Earth First!, Events Committee of Occupy Oakland, Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters Info: 510-548-3113; 31587