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Support Grows For Occupy Movement’s Coordinated West Coast Shut Down On December 12th

As of November 27, 2011, the Occupy movement in every major West Coast port city: Occupy LA, Occupy San Diego, Occupy Portland, Occupy Tacoma, Occupy Seattle have joined Occupy Oakland in calling for and organizing a coordinated West Coast Port Blockade and Shutdown on December 12, 2011. Other West Coast Occupies, including Occupy Anchorage and Vancouver, Canada are planning to join the economic blockade and disruption of the 1% on that date, according to organizers. “We’re shutting down these ports because of the union busting and attacks on the working … Continued


Occupy Oakland Rally to Decolonize Criminalized Communities!

A Solidarity Action with Occupy Phoenix to shut down ALEC! At five pm on Wednesday, November 30th, activists and community members of Oakland will rally at Fruitvale Plaza to say no to criminalization, incarceration, and corporate profiteering at the expense of our communities. Racist laws such as Secure Communities, Mandatory Minimum Sentencing, Truth in Sentencing and Gang Injunctions impact Oakland communities.The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an organization thatis comprised of 2000 legislators and 300 corporate members, has beenbehind and benefits from such corrupt criminalizing policies. From November 29- December … Continued


Occupy World Aids Day Vigil and Open People’s Mic

DeColonize Womyn and Gurrls Statement In honor and remembrance of those who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS, we are holding a candlelight vigil on Thursday Dec 1, 2011 at Oscar Grant Plaza. In honor of those still living with HIV/AIDS we hold a candlelight vigil and open (people’s) mic and ask that the governments and people of this world recognize the need for Universal Healthcare as one of our basic rights. We encourage people to come share their experience of how this virus has affected you or the people … Continued


Re-occupying Oscar Grant Plaza on Tue 11/29

On Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at noon, Occupy Oakland activists will retake Frank Ogawa a.k.a. Oscar Grant Plaza in downtown Oakland with a 24-hour, 7 day-a-week vigil. Occupiers hope to create a model for a new wave of “Occupation” protest throughout the United States. With the vigil, Occupiers will continue asserting rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution to assemble, speak, and petition government for redress of grievances. The vigil is not the product of a bargain with Mayor Quan, nor is it negotiated with law enforcement–permission from the city … Continued


Sunday at OG Plaza – Teach-in : Strategies for Reclaiming Spaces

A day of presentations, discussions, and skillshares on reclaiming spaces! Our tentative schedule: MAIN AMPHITHEATER: 11am: Intro to Squatting (A beginner’s guide and introduction to reclaiming spaces. If you are thinking about occupying buildings but have little or no experience, this is a good place to start) 12pm: Property Law and Squatters’ Rights (Details on California laws that relate to occupying privately owned spaces and strategies for dealing with police or unfriendly owners (ie banks, corporations, etc)) 1pm: Occupying Buildings as Political Strategy (Strategies for using short(er) term building occupations … Continued


Black Friday Protest at Emeryville Mall

Stop the Desecration of Indigenous Land Did you know that the Bay Street Mall is built upon a Sacred Ohlone shellmound burial ground? It is the oldest and largest burial ground in the bay area – older than the pyramids in Eygpt. In 2000, it was desecrated to make way for the mall. Join in the annual action to educate the public about this sacred site. Bring snacks and signs as we ask holiday shoppers to boycott this mall to respect the original (and still present!) inhabitants of the Bay … Continued