Rally at the 12th Street entrance to the County Superior Court, 1225 Fallon Street (location of the district attorney’s office)
March to city hall for the 5:30 city council meeting.
Conscience demands that we stand against excessive force, harassment, and racial profiling by the Oakland Police Department–practices that contributed to the death of Alan Blueford–and that we call upon city officials to stand against them, too. To date, the city has been unwilling to take a stand; city council adjourned several hours early on September 18 rather than deal with the grief and anger of the citizens, and now they are seeking to change meeting policies to avoid being confronted with such feelings in the future
At the district attorney’s office and then at city hall, we will issue the following demands of the Blueford family, their friends, and supporters:
* Release a police report that includes a thorough investigation of Alan’s murder
* Terminate Officer Masso’s employment with the Oakland Police Department
* Bring criminal charges against Officer Masso
* Hold Chief Jordan accountable for changing his story to the family about what happened the night of Alan’s death.
*End de facto stop-and-frisk and other racial profiling practices of the OPD
* Work with state legislators to repeal the so-called Police Officers’ Bill of Rights that shields violent cops from prosecution and keeps them on the street.
Come hear Jeralynn Blueford, Alan Blueford’s mother, speak about her son and the fight for justice here in Oakland. This is a chance to find out how to get involved in the fight to stop police brutality in Oakland.
Sponsored by the Black Student Union and the International Socialist Organization standing in solidarity with the Blueford family.
On December 11th, civil rights attorney Jim Chanin will file a motion to put OPD under Federal receivership.
How would Federal control affect the people of Oakland?
Will a federally controlled police force be more interested in crime suppression or political repression?
How much will the people pay?
Presentation and Speakout with update on court case by Jim Chanin.
A number of comrades are having their arraignments at 1:30 PM in San Francisco. They were attacked and beaten by police on Saturday, charged with felony conspiracy and other charges, and had astronomical bails set.
Come out and support them!
(If you were at the protest peeps in the know suggest that you NOT go to the courthouse in support)
My understanding is that one comrade from Seattle, Cami (?), is having her arraignment at 9:00 AM at the same location tomorrow. According to the latest information, Cami is being arraigned at 1:30 PM as well.
WHAT: COINTELPRO Panel with Diane Fujimo and Gerald Sanders
WHEN: Saturday October 13th at 7:30pm
WHERE: The HoldOut – 2313 San Pablo Ave, Oakland CA
NOTE: Post originally created by WiseOldSnail and posted at: http://hellaoccupyoakland.org/calendar/cointelpro-panel-with-diane-fujimo-and-gerald-sanders/?utm_medium=twitter
From the Red Scare of 1919-1920 to the McCarthy period of the 1950′s to the COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program) era of the 1960′s, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has operated primarily as America’s political police. With the recent alegations that long time activist and former Black Panther member Richard Ioki was an FBI informant it is imperative that militants become familiar with the History of COINTELPRO.”
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Please join us tomorrow Sunday at 1:00pm at:
19th and Rashida Muhammad (a block away from Telegraph)
if you’re interested in getting involved in this!
Since there currently is no communal space for them, people can contribute time and resources, assist in organizing, and share this information with others who may have resources to contribute.
Most Immediate need:
- Safe shelter (Do you know of any vacant shelter, or
- an affordable apartment for rent?
- Are you able to put a Mom and her child/ren up for a couple of nights?
- Do you have other suggestions for housing resources?)
- Transportation (for donations as well as helping Mom’s get from one safe place to another)
- Baby Clothes
Over the next month we hope to organize an event to raise awareness about this issue, to ask for donations of goods or funds, and to organize an affinity or working group that can help build a sustainable commune where the needs of those who face the most challenging circumstances will be central.
If any Occupy Oakland Committee is interested in helping in this area and working together, please let us know!
We can be contacted at OOMothersAndChildren@gmail.com.
Simultaneous classes for beginners and Advanced.
Cryptography another essential tool for everyone, not just activists.
268 14th St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)
- Doors open
- Welcome to Oakland Cryptoparty!
- aestetix (sudoroom) – A beginners guide to cryptography: Codes vs Ciphers, Classical vs Modern Crypto, symmetric, asymmetric, RSA, DES, and more. (Downstairs)
- ryanj (sudoroom) – What do you want from a cryptoparty? Planning session and feedback for future events – which will enevitibly devolve into an open discussion (Upstairs)
- Micah Lee (EFF) – An Introduction to Public Key Crypto, the Web ofTrust, and Certificate Authorities: Start encrypting IMs, emails, and text messages today (Downstairs)
- cooperq – Full Disk Encryption (Upstairs)
- leif – introduction to Tor (Downstairs)
- legind – OTR (Upstairs)
- Mark Burdett (EFF) – textsecure, gibberbot (downstairs)
- Garret Robinson – Building systems using open source cryptographic primitives: using Tor, GPG, and Bitcoin (Upstairs)
- Wrap up – upcoming events and closing announcements
The DA’s report was released last week. The DA refuses to prosecute Officer Miguel Masso for the murder of Alan Blueford.
The DA’s report was full of lies and took no account of the evidence or the testimony of many witnesses.
Come here the Blueford family speak. Come hear the lies denounced and the investigative failures exposed.
Press conference to highlight concerns including invasion of privacy, militarization of police forces, restriction of free speech and political expression
At a press conference to be held on the steps of Oakland City Hall on Thursday, October 18, at 11:00 a.m., Alameda County residents and legal advocacy organizations will announce their efforts to resist the Sheriff’s announced plans to deploy aerial surveillance “drones” for undisclosed law enforcement purposes.
Hackmeet 3.0 is an unconference happening in San Francisco on October 20th, bringing together hackers and activists to learn from each other and collaborate.
We encourage people who want to present to show up and give a talk or workshop. This is a chance to get real traction and connect people with different skill sets — we are holding skillshares ranging from how to do legal support, to how to encrypt your email and work parties for our more advanced folk to give time to work on developing software to assist hacker and activist projects
WHEN: October 20th
WHERE: 2169 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 (3rd Floor)
- Getting here: https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Getting_Here
- SF OpenStreetMap: http://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=37.762352&mlon=-122.419372&zoom=16
- Google Maps: 2169 Mission Street, 94110
- 2 blocks South of 16th & Mission BART https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Getting_Here#Getting_Here_by_BART
For decades politicians and bosses have forced working people to accept layoffs, increased healthcare costs, and no job security as a fact of life.
This public forum will feature union members and activists. We’ll discuss what the Chicago Teachers Union struggle shows up about the power of working class people to challenge the profit system.
Speakers include Kristin Roberts (CTU rank and file activist), Sal Rosselli (President, National Union of Health Care Workers), and Larry Bradshaw (SEIU Local 1021).
In the last few weeks it has been made clear that the state has been
diversifying its own tactics of repression.
Join a panel of experienced legal workers and organizers in a discussion
in custody issues including interrogation and property seizure
National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation.
Rally and March to the Oakland Jail. (The Alameda County Pipeline to Prison).
October 22nd – National Day to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation is a VERY IMPORTANT DAY to bring fighters against different aspects of the CRIMINAL “IN”JUSTICE SYSTEM – from police brutality and outright murder, the RACIAL PROFILING, the pipeline to prison by putting criminal and “gang” jackets on our youth, the rounding up of immigrants, the increasing “police state” laws where the president can declare any person a terrorist and lock them up indefinitely without reason, the 2.4 million men AND WOMEN warehoused in this nation’s prisons, the isolation and torture of tens of thousands of them, and the denial of basic rights to those who have completed their sentence.
This, all of this, is MASS INCARCERATION! in all of its aspects and consequences. It is an EMERGENCY SITUATION and WE MUST STOP IT!
This can be a new day of MASS RESISTANCE to the ILLEGITIMACY of this system, and a day when we step out and say NO MORE! WE BLOW THE WHISTLE ON ALL OF THIS!!!
Everybody out, Rain or Shine! Bring you banners and your signs. Bring pictures of your loved ones. Be ready to speak out. And come early, if you can. We need you to help
Debt is a permanent feature of most of our lives. Yet the socialization of risk debt represents isolates individuals, locking us in the private misery of our dealings with banks and creditors. Medical debt, student debt, consumer debt, foreclosures — these social forms mark so many personal failings and moral obligations, we are told. Debt, in other words, not only insures our continued servitude to the corporate pursuit of dwindling private profits. It also serves to alienate us from one another, and foreclose the possibility of collective resistance. Debtors’ Assemblies, then, are a first step in fighting back to reclaim our stolen futures. Please join us Wednesday, October 24th from 5-6 in front of California Hall for the first in a series of weekly Debtors’ Assemblies to learn more about the many forms of debt and discuss ways to resist debt’s claim upon our lives. Robert Meister will speak briefly at the beginning of the first assembly.
During the early hours of October 25, 2011, hundreds of violent police officers stormed into Occupy Oakland’s home base at Oscar Grant Plaza, near city hall, to evict protesters & to remove their belongings. 96 of our comrades were arrested after the cops used tear gas, flash-bang grenades and less-than-lethal munitions to subdue the crowd.
Occupy Oakland’s spirit was not damaged, we were emboldened and radicalized as thousands returned that afternoon to stand up and fight back. Unforgettably, so did the p…olice. The battle for the plaza went on into the night, turning downtown Oakland into what looked like a war zone. Hot canisters of tear gas flew through the air, rubber bullets crashed into the bodies of our fellow occupiers, one hitting an Iraq war veteran in the head, putting his life in serious danger.
This year we say, FIGHT BACK! Let’s re-converge and re-claim our home!
Meet at Oscar Grant Plaza at 3PM for an open forum to discuss how to effectively combat state and police oppression before the 7PM FTP march on OPD. Let’s show these pigs we will never back down in the face of violent oppression!
After the march, let’s hold down the plaza all night and continue our conversations on how to better serve our community and how to empower each other to stand up and fight back against the OPD street gang who puts so many Oaklanders in danger.
Please join us for a day of discussion on how to effectively combat
state and police oppression on October 25th at Oscar Grant Plaza (City Hall) at 3PM.
Schedule of events:
- Converge on OGP at 3 PM to begin the open forum
- Dinner/break out groups at 5 PM
- FTP March at 7 PM
- Occupy OGP and continue conversations all night.
Please bring: Tents, warm clothes, shields, a defensive attitude and hella friends!
Added 10/16/12 –
Roughly 10 organizers for this event have been meeting regularly to make sure this night is a success, meaning no arrests or casualties. Knowing that we cannot and will not control autonomous actions & respecting the various forms of anger within those who will be participating, we would like to make it clear that un-targeted property damage is not part of the plan and is discouraged in the interest of extending our presence past the march. This is not to say that a second autonomous march later in the night is out of the question.
Rather than the tactic of smashing, this night would be a great time to exercise our defensive tactics. (Bring shields, “tools of violence,” work together and act smart!)
There are multiple goals to achieve through this action including, holding space through out the night, calling out OPD violence in a very public way & celebrating our unity against oppression.
The march will make stops at various downtown locations where the OPD has shown their ugly side against dissenters. We would like to stop at each location and project video and images of what the police have done to us there, on the walls of a near by building or on our mobile slide show screen. Calling out OPD is such a public way will be a huge win for the Occupy Oakland community by showing the general public what true violence is.
The march will then end at one of three undisclosed locations where we will hold that space through out the night. Remember to bring items that will help you accomplish this goal: Warm clothes, blankets, tents… (For those bringing small easy to erect tents, it would be awesome to see them go up on the return end of the march, and held high above our heads as we zero in on our target.)
See you all on the 25th & seriously, FUCK THE POLICE!