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Alan Blueford BBQ and speak out, Sat. Sept.15, 1-4 pm 98th and Bancroft, East Oakland

NEED HELP FOR BBQ! we have a very small crew right now that is dedicated to the bbq part of the event. we would love people to sign up support: – WE NEED SUPPLIES: – tables – easy ups – serving gear – IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A TRAY OF: – side dish – desert – simple pasta – potato salad – salad – pot of beans or rice – veggies – ADDITIONAL HELP WOULD BE: – do a batch of coffee for the event(we have coffee and … Continued


Occupy Oakland Conference Fundraising Sale at Lake Merritt 7-14

Fundraiser for Occupy Oakland Conference. Help make our first Occupy Oakland convening a radical success by donating your gently used clothing, shoes, accessories, books, DVDs, CDs, home decor, artwork, knick-knacks, and odds n’ ends to the OOCON LAKE SALE, taking place on Saturday, July 14th.Please Email us to find out where you can drop off your stuff. Don’t have transportation? No worries, we can also come to you, and pick up your treasures for this worthy cause! Please contact us by Wednesday-Thursday (July 11-12), to make sure that we can … Continued


Lakeview Sit-in People’s Concert and Rally – Sunday 7/15, 5 pm

Featuring: Boots Riley, Jabari Shaw, Digital Martyrs, and more to come. Sunday, July 15th @ 5PM ***Please Note: The date has been Pushed Back one week.*** @ Lakeview Elementary (746 Grand Ave.) Rally with us to Celebrate the People’s School and Plan How We Can Move Forward… For more info email or check out our blog: and 35724


Occupy the Farm Calls for Action at Albany City Council to Consider Gil Tract Development Monday 7/9 7 PM

Supporters of the Gill Tract Farm are mobilizing on July 9th at 7 PM at the corner of San Pablo and Marin, then marching to the City Council meeting. This week is critical for the future of the Gill Tract Farm.  Although the Albany City Council and UC have stated in city resolutions and open letters that they are committed to community collaboration around the future of the farm, they are moving forward with the original proposal to develop a housing and shopping center on the south side of the … Continued


Occupy the Farm- Gil Tract Weeding Party 7/7 Albany/ U.C. Backs Out

Re-posted from: Albany Patch Officials Postpone Weekend Gill Tract Gardening Tensions surrounding the site are too high, said the UC dean in charge of the area, for a casual weekend work-party. Activists say they still plan a rally. Click the “Keep me posted” button below this story for updates on the Gill Tract.     A volunteer weeding and harvesting effort led by two Albany City Council members has been canceled following plans by activists to crash the event. Councilwomen Joanne Wile and Peggy Thomsen announced the Saturday gardening effort, … Continued


The Future of Occupy Oakland

Reposted from Counterpunch by C. H. ACHERON and MIKE KING Like so many others, I now feel that the window is opening once again. And I would like to squeeze myself through it. But we must be careful; the gap is still narrow, and if we look closely, we can see that the window frame itself is more like a mouth of shards. – AK Thompson, Black Bloc, White Riot From Port Shutdowns, to Rough Waters, to Paddling through the Doldrums In a series of recent articles from both mainstream … Continued


Dinner and a Movie at the Lakeview Sit-In, Sunday – 7/1, 6 pm

FROM: The Lakeview Sit-In and People’s School for Public Education Celebrate Day 16 of the Lakeview Sit-In and the People’s School with a community potluck and film screening this Sunday, July 1st, at 6 pm. For two weeks now we’ve been running a free summer program out of occupied Lakeview Elementary, serving over 30 children with programming in social justice, art, PE, and gardening. At the same time, we’ve been organizing to pressure Tony Smith and the school board to reopen all five closed elementary schools, repudiate the state debt, … Continued


People’s School Board Meeting – Weds. 6/27 4pm @ Lakeview Elementary 5pm @ OUSD offices ( 1025 2nd ave.)

Share your vision for Oakland schools and your ideas for how to transform our public education system! Hold Tony Smith and the school board accountable to the people they are supposed to serve! Demand the district reverse the school closures, privatization trend, attacks on teachers, and special education cuts! The People’s School Board Meeting Wednesday, June 27, 2012 4pm @ Lakeview Elementary 5pm @ OUSD offices ( 1025 2nd ave.) This Wednesday is the last OUSD school board meeting until the fall. All year, we have been attending school board … Continued


Stop Goldman Sachs 6/26 12 noon Oakland City Finance Committee

June 26, 2012 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Where: Sgt. Mark Dunakin Room 1st Floor Oakland City Hall The Finance Committee will discuss the city’s interest rate swap with Goldman Sachs. Our coalition will argue that the city should not accept a termination fee. Instead, our city leader must stand strong and tell Goldman Sachs that the swap is immoral, unjust, and possibly illegal! DROP THE SWAP! Bring signs! Sign up to speak! We are expecting journalists from the Wall Street Journal and Rolling Stone, among others, to attend … Continued


Meet Saturday 6/23 Noon Oscar Grant Plaza – March to the Lakeview Sit-In

Daily Rallies at Lakeview Elementary 746 Grand Ave. at 5pm! ( In case of a police raid, rally the next day 5 pm at Lakeview) Public education in Oakland is under attack. Literally. On Monday, the 18th, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) police and OPD threatened the parent and teacher led sit-in at Lakeview Elementary. We re-opened the school they shut down. Now we need a mass mobilization to defend the re-opening. Instead of keeping elementary schools open, the OUSD claims they’re broke – yet 6 million dollars goes to … Continued