Labor Solidarity Committee

We take the fight against the 1% to the 1%. Non-union labor, unionized labor, and labor supporters are all welcome in this action oriented committee. We are also the node for solidarity from organized labor, from mobilization to trucks, fliers, and port-o-potties.

The Whole Damned System is Guilty.

On Thursday, May 16th, the Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition held a press conference on Oakland’s City Hall steps, demanding accountability from OPD and the firing of Miguel Masso, the officer who shot and killed Alan Blueford. In the previous two weeks, Oakland’s police department has been shaken up (not just stirred). Reports scathingly critical of OPD’s management were released by Thomas Frazier, newly appointed Federal Compliance Director of the Oakland Police, and Wasserman Consulting, hired by the city to suggest improvements in OPD’s methodologies. The Police Chief, Howard Jordan, … Continued



BLUEFORD FAMILY TO CALL ON CITY AND NEW POLICE CHIEF FOR ACCOUNTABILITY FOR OPD, JUSTICE FOR THEIR SON. May 16th, at 3:00 PM on the steps of Oakland City Hall: Adam and Jeralynn Blueford, the parents of 18 year old Alan Blueford killed at the hands of Oakland Police Officer Miguel Masso on 5/6/12, standing with the Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition, will hold a press conference to once again demand justice for their son, present over 1800 petition signatures for the firing of Miguel Masso, and call for accountability … Continued


Occupy the Farm Land Plowed Over by UC.

Statement released by Occupy The Farm earlier today. (at 5:00 PM, the plot was reclaimed by OTF participants. Their fate remains uncertain into the night. Image below is from the 2012 OTF endeavor.) Albany, CA UC police moved in to break up the two-day old Gill Tract Farm in the early morning hours of May 13. Despite a transformation of the vacant lot from abandoned field to blossoming community farm and democratic forum, the UC used police force to evict the peaceful farmers. Before Occupy the Farm will continue to … Continued


Alan Blueford Vigil Photo Essay

Photo credits: Alyssa (@alyssa011968) Video taken by Mollie Costello. Read a perspective on the year long journey of the Blueford Family and the Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition: What Do You Do When No One With Power Will Stand Up For You? How Do You Go On? 49130


Vigil for Alan Blueford on the 1 Year Anniversary of His Murder.

On the one year anniversary of Alan’s murder by OPD Officer Miguel Masso, we will honor Alan with a candlelight vigil. We will start at Sunnyside Park (Carter Verdese Park) and walk to the site where he was murdered, at the 9200 block of Birch St. Candles will be provided. Rest in power, Alan! 20 Dec 1993 – 6 May, 2012. When: Sunday, May 5th, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Where: Sunnyside Park (Verdese Carter Park), Bancroft & 98th St, East Oakland (Please park at Sunnyside Park, not on Birch … Continued


Justice For Kayla Moore! Yet Another Case of Stonewalling by Police.

Kayla Moore died in police custody after City of Berkeley officers were called to her apartment in downtown Berkeley on February 12th, 2013. Not much is known about what went down because the Berkeley Police have refused to release any information about what transpired that night, and indeed have gone so far as to ‘request’ that the Alameda County Coroner withhold the Coroner’s Report on her death from the public and from the family. Berkeley Copwatch has been working with the family of Kayla Moore to obtain information about what … Continued


Blueford BBQ Feeds 250+, Rallies Against Miguel Masso and OPD.

On Saturday, April 13th at Arroyo Park in Oakland the Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition held a BBQ and rally in support of the Blueford family and to protest the continued employment and lack of prosecution of Miguel Masso for the murder of Alan Blueford by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley. At least two hundred and fifty people were fed from 1:00 PM until the event ended at 5:00 PM. Along with Adam and Jeralyn, Alan Blueford’s parents, family members of those killed by police violence who spoke to … Continued


From Brooklyn to Oakland. Rest in Power Kimani Gray & Alan Blueford.

On March 9th, 2013 May 6th, 2012 police officers rolled up on Kimani Gray, age 16, Alan Blueford, age 18 and his friends, out walking on the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn East Oakland after attending his sister’s sweet 16 party after watching a prize fight at a friend’s house. Targeted because of their race, gender and age, the police executed an unconstitutional ‘Stop & Frisk’ on the group, at which point Kimani Alan ran, only to be shot down by an officer who gave chase. After being shot at least … Continued


After 1090 Days Castlewood Workers Win an Amazing Victory!

It’s over! When their contract expired in February of 2010, Castlewood Country Club – a playground for the wealthy in Pleasanton, CA, one of the wealthiest burbs in the Bay Area – decided to lock out their food service workers rather than negotiate in good faith. Today, after three years of picketing, organizing by Unite Here Local 2850, court hearings, favorable court decisions and finally negotiations, the Castlewood workers have clinched an amazing victory. For three years, we’ve been looking forward to the day we could make this announcement: Castlewood … Continued


Call Out for a Drone-free Alameda County!

Protest the Coming of Drones to Alameda County! Alameda County Board of Supervisors Public Protection Committee Hearing 1:00PM, Thursday, February 14, 2013 1221 Oak Street Board Chambers, Room 512, 5th Floor More event info. Alameda County does not need drones intruding on its privacy or its pocketbook. Alameda County Against Drones (ACAD), a grassroots community organization that formed to oppose Sheriff Ahern’s push to buy a surveillance drone, will attend the Alameda County Public Protection Committee’s drone hearing on February 14th. The Sheriff is understating drones’ threat to privacy and … Continued