Autonomous Action

Autonomous actions by organized by Occupy Oakland participants, but not necessarily endorsed by Occupy Oakland committees/caucuses or the General Assembly.

Say His Name! Justice For Pedie Perez BBQ-Richmond

Pedie Perez had been drinking when he was arrested by Richmond officer Wallace Jensen. After waiting on the floor for a while, he got up to walk away. He was gunned down. He was unarmed. There are several witnesses that attest that he didn’t attack the cop or try to seize his weapon, but in the follow up investigation NONE of the actual eye witnesses testimony was even mentioned and Jensen was allowed to continue on his merry way without so much as a reprimand.  But folks are organizing and … Continued


Free FOIA/Legal Document Scanning Service for East Bay Activists/Journos

East Bay activist organizations now have a new and free resource in the arena of Document Scanning. A member of Occupy Oakland has crowd source funded the acquisition of a brand new Brother ADS-2500W High-Speed Document Scanner. This member will house and operate the scanner free of charge for Public Records, FOIA Documents and/or Legal Documents delivered by fellow activists, independent/alternative media organizations and investigative journalists (NOTE: This does not blanketly apply to all non-profits. This service applies to those organizations and individuals which are aligned with, in collective struggle, … Continued


Protect Public Land From Private Takeovers

Oakland’s beautiful and wild Knowland Park is under threat, and we need your help at an important City Council vote. Right now, the free public park is home to a range of wildlife, including threatened species, native grasslands, and woodlands. However, the Oakland Zoo is trying to take over the heart of the park–77 acres!–which would displace local wildlife…for an exhibit about species that are regionally extinct due to development. What?!  This would also mean privatizing our public park, and since the zoo has been working behind closed doors with … Continued


Picket of the Zim Shanghai continues!: Saturday 4:30-5PM W.Oakland BART–End the Siege of Gaza

We stopped the ZIM from unloading this morning, let’s keep the pressure on this afternoon! Folks will gather at the West Oakland BART, at 4:30 PM if you are marching, at 5 PM for a carpool to the picket.  Previous POST: ALERT: The Zim Shanghai has changed its estimated arrival back to Saturday (September 27th) AM.  The critical picket is back to 5 AM Saturday, 9/27. Gather at W. Oakland BART. We will still be at W. Oakland BART at 5pm tonight to meet anybody who wishes to help plan … Continued


Hella Gezi Overnight Campout @ OGP in Solidarity with the People of Turkey & Against State Repression

Saturday, June 22nd from 7:00 PM to morning! Bring a sleeping bag. Oscar Grant Plaza 14th Street & Broadway, Oakland Feast! Films! Music!  More! “This movement won’t end here.  We’ve started something much bigger than the park.  …After tis, I don’t think people will go back to being afraid of this government or any government.” -Seyitt Cikmen, 19 50460


Solidarity with Occupy Gezi Parki Turkey Rally

June 6, 2013 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Downtown Berkeley BART 160 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 Join us for a solidarity rally to support the protests in Turkey, which initially began at Gezi Parki. The demonstrations at Gezi Parki were directed to halt the destruction of Taksim’s last green area. For the past week, a cross section of the population has been demonstrating throughout Turkey against police brutality and increasingly anti-democratic government practices. At least two protestors have been killed as a result of police brutality. We need your support! Original notice on IndyBay … Continued


Emergency Global Actions for Gaza

Emergency Global Actions for Gaza Israel launched “Operation Pillar of Clouds” earlier this week with a series of air strikes. More than a dozen people have been killed so far including women and children. International solidarity activists are in the streets all over the world, we have to be in SF. Please share this event with your networks, bring your banners and signs n spirit to the action! Day 1: Thursday Nov 15th at 5:15pm at Israeli Consulate Day 2: Friday Nov 16th at 4:00pm at Israeli Consulate For additions … Continued


Labor Day BBQ at Snow Park, 2pm

OO’s Nomads are hosting a potluck BBQ at Snow Park at 2 PM on Labor Day, September 3rd.  Bring a dish to share with your comrades & cronies. OK, Labor Day is the establishment’s alternative to May 1st, International Workers’ Day, celebrated by progressives all over the world. May Day started as a commemoration of 7 anarchists unjustly sentenced to execution after being railroaded after an incident at a workers’ demonstration in Chicago in 1866.  But even that attempted cooptation of workers’ own celebration of their solidarity had to be … Continued


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


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