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Who Is Oakland: Anti-Oppression Activism, the Politics of Safety, and State Co-optation

ESCALATING IDENTITY Who Is Oakland: Anti-Oppression Activism, the Politics of Safety, and State Co-optation by CROATOAN Read the full pamphlet here (10k words). Synopsis below: This pamphlet – written by a group of people of color, women, and queers – is offered in deep solidarity with anyone committed to ending oppression and exploitation materially. It is a critique of dominant forms of identity-based activism in the Bay Area and beyond, from privilege theory to contemporary interpretations of the legacy of decolonization and national liberation struggles. The pamphlet addresses the institutional … Continued


Bay Area May 1 Strike Website:

In coordination with the Occupy Oakland May Day Assembly, has just been launched to disseminate action plans and important info regarding the upcoming May 1 General Strike. The site is a non-sectarian clearinghouse for calls to action, communiques, propaganda, resources and more. It will be updated regularly so stay tuned for more details and action announcements. Please pass along the link:! Overall framework for May 1 in Oakland: Purpose: To coordinate decentralized morning actions across the city based out of 3 or 4 convergence points outside of downtown … Continued


May 1 Flyer

New flyer announcing various General Strike plans for Oakland and beyond: 27468


Hoodie and Hijab March After OO BBQ – Oakland – Saturday, April 7, 2012 – 7:30 PM

HOODIE & HIJAB MARCH following this Saturday’s BBQ – April 7 – 7:30pm

Saturday, April 7, 2012: Lil’ Bobby Hutton Day HOODIE & HIJAB MARCH in memory of all the victims of capitalist America’s racist police state. 7:30pm after the Occupy Oakland BBQ Lil’ Bobby Hutton (De Fremery) Park – 16th & Adeline, Oakland Bring your hoodie, hijab, or head covering as we march downtown to Oscar Grant Plaza. Organized by the OO BBQ Assembly. RIP Lil’ Bobby Hutton Oscar Grant Trayvon Martin Shaima Al Awadhi and all the others… 27085


OO BBQ & March to Take Back the Town – North Oakland – Saturday, March 31, 2012 – 2:00 & 6:00 PM

Occupy Oakland is hosting its third neighborhood BBQ on Saturday, March 31, 2012, from 2:00 to 6:00 PM, at 52nd and MLK in North Oakland. This BBQ is in support of the North Oakland Neighborhood Assembly and the fight to save Santa Fe Elementary. HEPAC will be providing free HIV tests on site, and passing out condoms and safe sex kits! Workshops will be hosted by the People’s Community Medics, Foreclosure Defense Committee, and more. Following the BBQ at 6:00 PM: March to Take Back the Town • From 52nd & … Continued


Corporate Business Associations and Property Investment Firms Do Not Represent the Vast Majority of Oakland Residents

Downtown Oakland’s Real Vermin Problem: Over the last several weeks, the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and two Oakland business groups, Downtown and Uptown/Lake Merritt business associations, had been the loudest voices calling for a violent eviction of the Occupy Oakland encampment at 14th and Broadway. Despite evidence that Occupy Oakland had in fact caused more business to flow to small businesses in the area, these business groups began to circulate the argument in newspapers like the San Francisco Chronicle and in City Council meetings that downtown businesses were suffering … Continued