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9896
Oct
19
Fri
OO Labor Solidarity Committee @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 19 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

“From the folks who brought you the West Coast Port Shutdown.”

The OO Labor Solidarity Committee meets weekly, with every other meeting being held at Oscar Grant Plaza weather permitting. This week’s meeting is tentatively scheduled for the amphitheater at Oscar Grant Plaza, directly in front of City Hall. PLEASE CHECK BACK BECAUSE THIS LOCATION COULD VERY WELL CHANGE!

Topics will include planning for the next Port Workers Assmebly, the Mi Pueblo action this Saturday, a discussion of what we might do for November 2nd, the one year anniversary of the General Strike, along with possibly ILWU, SEIU, Castlewood, Airport workers, United Food Workers, Walmart and other labor activity updates.

42191
Oct
20
Sat
Peoples’ Library BBQ Planning Meeting @ Biblioteca Popular Victor Martinez
Oct 20 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

Planning for a BBQ at the Peoples’ Library at 1449 Miller Ave. at East 15th in Oakland at 5 PM, Friday October 19th. The BBQ will be held on October 27th.

42548
Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition @ SEIU 1021 Hall, West Oakland
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We are now meeting weekly. After the release of the (redacted) police report, the (whitewashed) DA’s report and its pronouncement that Masso was justified in gunning Alan down, and our press conference denouncing same, we will be planning further steps in our search for Justice 4 Alan Blueford. Come help us out!

We are in the early stages of organizing a large march for November 10th, 2012 with an emphasis on opposition to Racial Profiling, particularly Oakland’s de facto Stop & Frisk policy — which led directly to Alan’s death — and the repeal of the Police Officers’ Bill of Rights, a California law which protects Officer Masso from investigation unlike ordinary citizens.

Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition website.

42182
Mi Pueblo For the People. Community Picket & Rally! @ Mi Pueblo Mercado
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Mi Pueblo Markets chain has announced that it will implement E-Verify, a government database that allows Mi Pueblo to refuse work to undocumented workers. We will NOT stand by as Mi Puebloe discriminates against member of our community! Mi Pueblo has also refused to hire African-American workers and is under investigation for firing a pregnant woman.

We demand Mi Pueblo stop all unfair labor practices, discrimination, and re-hire fired workers immediately! We call on the community to support Mi Pueblo workers’ right to organize without Juevanal Chavez’s (the owner) intimidation and retaliation.

JOIN US!

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/vPDBU

42036
Oct
21
Sun
Web Committee Meeting
Oct 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

New schedule and additional location!

Bi-Monthly meetings to organize and publish web content for occupyoakland.org.

We meet the first Thursday of the month at The Holdout, 2313 San Pablo Ave Oakland,CA 94612 @ 6PM

And the third Sunday of the month at 19th Street / Rashida Muhammad Street (one block away from 19th Street/Telegraph avenue) @ 2PM

If interested on helping us out, please come and join us!

 

Web@occupyoakland.org

34357
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ 19th and Telegraph
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
39241
Oct
22
Mon
17th Annual National Day of Protest To Stop Police Brutality, Etc @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 22 @ 11:00 pm – Oct 23 @ 1:00 am

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).

Wear Black

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

42347
Oct
23
Tue
Planning Meeting for #O25 @ 19th & Telegraph Ave.
Oct 23 @ 1:00 am – 2:15 am

Let’s plan for the anniversary of police destruction of the first camp. Bring warm clothes, maybe an umbrella.

42705
Oct
24
Wed
Court Support @ Manuel Wiley Courthouse Tuesday at 9AM @ Manuel W. Wiley Courthouse
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Antirepression & Foreclosure Defense got an email saying that last minute charges have been filed on people busted last October 25th, they have been ordered to appear tomorrow at Department 107 with almost no notice.

 

wiseoldsnail reports the same: http://occupyoakland.org/2012/10/court-tomorrow-for-newly-charged-o25-arrestees/

Anyone who was arrested last October 25th should check their mail and/or call the DA’s office at 510-268-7500 to make sure charges have not been filed against them. Anyone who has been served with these BS last-minute charges should contact the NLG.  And if you can make it please show up at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse at 661 Washington Street, Oakland at 9 AM, Dept. 107 for court support.

42814
Oct
25
Thu
Take Back the Plaza! #O25 Discussion, potluck, march, vigil @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 25 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 4:30 pm

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.

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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!

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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!

42703
Oct
26
Fri
No Labor Solidarity Meeting This Week
Oct 26 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

Due to Oct 25th events at OGP spanning the usual hours of the Labor Solidarity Committee meeting, we will not be holding a meeting this week. Meeting will resume next week.

Please check back for the place of the next OOLSC meeting, to be held Nov 1st, as it is not yet determined.

42802
Oct
27
Sat
Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition Meeting @ SEIU 1021 Hall, West Oakland
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We are now meeting weekly. After the release of the (redacted) police report, the (whitewashed) DA’s report and its pronouncement that Masso was justified in gunning Alan down, and our press conference denouncing same, we will be planning further steps in our search for Justice 4 Alan Blueford. Come help us out!

We are organizing a large march for November 10th, 2012 with an emphasis on opposition to Racial Profiling, particularly Oakland’s de facto Stop & Frisk policy — which led directly to Alan’s death — and the repeal of the Police Officers’ Bill of Rights, a California law which protects Officer Masso from investigation unlike ordinary citizens.

42851
OO Web Committe meeting at Biblioteca Popular Victor Martinez Sat 10/27/2012 @4pm @ Biblioteca Popular Victor Martinez
Oct 27 @ 11:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 12:00 am

OO Web Committe will be meeting this Saturday October 27th, 2012.

Members are encourage to attend.

Location: Biblioteca Popular Victor Martinez, 1449 Miller Avenue, Oakland, California

 

42850
Oct
28
Sun
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ 19th and Telegraph
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
39241
Oct
30
Tue
Walmart ‘Black Friday’ Action Subcommittee @ The statues at 19th & Telegraph
Oct 30 @ 1:00 am – 2:00 am

The Labor Solidarity Committee is attempting to organize a group to support a possible walkout by Walmart workers on ‘Black Friday’, the day after Thanksgiving, the biggest shopping day of the year.

Come and help us get organized!

43374
Oct
31
Wed
Finance Committee Meeting at the Holdout Tuesday 5PM @ The Holdout
Oct 31 @ 12:00 am – 1:30 am

Come if you are interested in participating and perhaps joining the Finance Committee.

Be nice, these folks are doing a boring, thankless task and are real-life Stakhanovites.

🙂

-Fat Ed

43377
Nov
1
Thu
Web Committee Meeting @ The Holdout
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

New schedule and additional location!

Bi-Monthly meetings to organize and publish web content for occupyoakland.org.

We meet the first Thursday of the month at The Holdout, 2313 San Pablo Ave Oakland,CA 94612 @ 6PM

And the third Sunday of the month at 19th Street / Rashida Muhammad Street (one block away from 19th Street/Telegraph avenue) @ 2PM

If interested on helping us out, please come and join us!

 

Web@occupyoakland.org

 

27484
Nov
2
Fri
OO Labor Solidarity Committee @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Nov 2 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am

“From the folks who brought you the West Coast Port Shutdown.”

The OO Labor Solidarity Committee meets weekly, with every other meeting being held at Oscar Grant Plaza weather permitting. This week’s meeting is tentatively scheduled for the amphitheater at Oscar Grant Plaza, directly in front of City Hall. PLEASE CHECK BACK BECAUSE THIS LOCATION COULD VERY WELL CHANGE!

Topics will likely include planning for the next Port Workers Assembly, a future Mi Pueblo action, a discussion of what we might do for December 12th, the one year anniversary of the West Coast Port Shutdown, along with possibly ILWU, SEIU, Airport workers, United Food Workers, Walmart and other labor activity updates.

43337
Nov
3
Sat
Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition Meeting @ Siegel & Yee
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The meeting location for this week is Siegel & Yee, in City Center (the little shopping center on Broadway between 14th and 12th). It’s basically behind (on the back side) of the row of shops that includes Radio Shack. From City Hall, cross
the street at the crosswalk and just keep walking in the space between the two large buildings. The Siegel & Yee building is diagonally to the left, up a few steps.

There will be somebody to let people in at the beginning of the meeting or a phone number you can call to have somebody let you in.

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We are now meeting weekly. After the release of the (redacted) police report, the (whitewashed) DA’s report and its pronouncement that Masso was justified in gunning Alan down, and our press conference denouncing same, we will be planning further steps in our search for Justice 4 Alan Blueford. Come help us out!

We are organizing a large march for November 10th, 2012 with an emphasis on opposition to Racial Profiling, particularly Oakland’s de facto Stop & Frisk policy — which led directly to Alan’s death — and the repeal of the Police Officers’ Bill of Rights, a California law which protects Officer Masso from investigation unlike ordinary citizens.

We are expecting a large turnout and we need all the help we can get with outreach and logistics. And we need people to help plan further actions!

Justice 4 Alan Blueford website.

43216
Nov
4
Sun
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ 19th and Telegraph
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
39241