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The Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette. Saturday, October 29, 2011. Day 20.

The Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette Saturday, October 29, 2011 Day 20 ************************************************************ TAHRIR SAYS, DON’T BE AFRAID . . . STRIKE!!!  [photo of comrade in Egypt, holding sign: “from Egypt to Wall Street / don’t afraid /go ahead/ #occupy oakland #ows”] Flyer image: “Don’t go to work. Walk out of school. Say NO to Debt and Austerity. GENERAL STRIKE Ratified by the #OccupyOakland General Assembly  November 2: For our dreams, For our community, For our collective future. strike. resist. occupy everything. ****************************************************************************************** On Wednesday, November 2nd as part of the … Continued


The Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette, Friday, October 28, 2011. Day 19.

The Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette Friday, October 28, 2011 Day 19 ************************************************************ IT’S ON!!! GENERAL STRIKE AND MASS DAY OF ACTION WEDS, NOVEMBER 2!  AND…Please come to Oscar Grant Plaza this Saturday at 11 am to participate in a day of community outreach to promote the strike! We will meet at Oscar Grant Plaza at 14th and Broadway for discussion and then fan out in small groups across the city to spread the word! “LOVE WILL EAT THE EMPIRE” CAMP OCCUPIERS SET FOR RELEASE Friends and family of the nine … Continued


Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette. Thursday October 27, 2011. Day 18.

The Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette Thursday, October 27, 2011        Day 18 WHO’S AFRAID OF TEAR GAS? Not Oakland. [photo of crowd of 1500+ in front Oscar Grant Plaza] 97% of a gathering of approximately 1500 citizens voted in favor of calling for a GENERAL STRIKE ON NOVEMBER 2, 2011 Planning meetings daily, 5PM, Oscar Grant Plaza, City Hall, 14th and Broadway From Below is the proposal passed by the Occupy Oakland General Assembly on Wednesday October 26, 2011 in reclaimed Oscar Grant Plaza. 1607 people voted. 1484 voted … Continued


Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette Day 16: The Raid Issue

NOTE: This issue contains photographs of the destruction and police violence. We are working to get those uploaded as well. The Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette   Tuesday, October 25, 2011                  Day 16   ************************************   ************************************ THIS IS WHAT A POLICE STATE LOOKS LIKE   Starting at about 4:45am this morning, Tuesday, October 25, approximately 500 police in riot gear attacked and destroyed the Occupy Oakland encampment at Oscar Grant Plaza.  Eyewitness reports as well as coverage from the San Jose Mercury News confirm the presence of officers from the … Continued


Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette Day 15

  THE OSCAR GRANT PLAZA GAZETTE Monday, October 24, 2011                      Day 15. ************************************************** DEAR OCCUPY OAKLAND . . . We hear you, all the way here in Chicago, or rather, the smaller suburb of Highland Park, to be precise. Our Quaker group had gathered to discuss the violence being unleashed against Occupy Protesters. It was at this gathering that one of our group pulled out an email sent by her husband’s son. It was a moving piece originally published in the Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette. We hear from reporters that … Continued


Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette Day 12

THE OSCAR GRANT PLAZA GAZETTE  Friday, October 21, 2011 Day 12.   TOMORROW: FIRST OCCUPY OAKLAND OFFICIAL ACTION Sat. Oct. 22nd,             11am RALLY                     12 noon MARCH “the commons is back” FROM  A  COMRADE  the process of doing a human mic can feel like, “a way of feeling words move within you, to make others’ words inhabit your own vocal chords and nervous system.”   Hear, hear! FYI all (or most) of the issues of … Continued


Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette Day 13

THE OSCAR GRANT PLAZA GAZETTE Wednesday, October 22, 2011.     Day 13. LOVE AND SOLIDARITY WILL DEFEAT GREED AND SELFISHNESS! THE POWER OF MUSIC : REDEMPTION SONG   One of the most beautiful things I have heard since being down on Oscar Grant Plaza (where, as we all know, there have been an unbelieveable amount of beautiful things to hear, see, and experience) was an a capella rendition of a Bob Marley song at the amphitheater.  The power of music is a power that our struggle needs right now — … Continued


Oscar Grant Plaza Gazette Day 11

THE OSCAR GRANT PLAZA GAZETTE   Wednesday, October 20, 2011   Day 11. “the commons is back”   FROM A COMRADE Via Twitter:  #OccupyOakland expansion occupation @ Snow Park successfully made it through the night after facing possible eviction by the police!   Notes from Wednesday’s General Assembly : • Sat 10/22, day in recognition of police brutality * Rally, 11am amphitheater march, noon to grand lake, fmr mrkt, lakeshore banks.  Working group to discuss tactics/strategies meeting daily (ask at Info tent). • A comrade from the Denver occupation speaking at … Continued


THE OSCAR GRANT PLAZA GAZETTE Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Day 10.

THE OSCAR GRANT PLAZA GAZETTE Wednesday, October 19, 2011    Day 10. “the commons is back” FROM A COMRADE Via Twitter: “The occupiers should not be trying to build a constituency; they should be reorganizing social relations. Oakland seems to get this.” (a small sampling of) Today’s Events/Workshops 8AM Yoga (every day!) 1PM   Race, Class, Gender 1-3 PM Occupation Movement Meeting 3–5 PM Surviving Radical Demos Training Come out to Oscar Grant Plaza for a direct action training focused on staying safe in the face of police violence. 4-5 PM Black … Continued


THE OSCAR GRANT PLAZA GAZETTE Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Day 9.

THE OSCAR GRANT PLAZA GAZETTE Tuesday, October 18, 2011        Day 9. “the commons is back” FROM A COMRADE This global uprising is an uprising of consciousness!  Our critics will dismiss and scoff and ridicule the movement and try to reduce it to petty material concerns or mental illness, and when they get irritated enough they’ll ask for our leaders and demands, and try to contain the ‘dis-ease’ to the plazas before the purge and the dungeon.  The purge should be resisted, but also invited!  By pushing the people out … Continued