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National Occupy Day in Support of Prisoners

Monday, February 20 2012 (President’s Day) Demonstration at San Quentin Prison – East Gate – 12noon-3pm END MASS INCARCERATION *Abolish Inhumane Conditions and Torture *Abolish Unjust Sentences including the Death Penalty, Life Without Possibility of Parole, Three Strikes *Solidarity with Prisoner Movements for Human Rights *Free Political Prisoners *End Repression of Activists *Development of People Not Prisons Join us in listening to the voices of people in prisons and those who have had first-hand experiences within the prison industry. There will be a full program based on the reading of statements … Continued


Community Rally: Bail Out Oakland Schools, Not Wall Street Banks! – OUSD Building in Oakland – Wednesday, February 8, 2012 – 4:30 PM

Occupy the Hood stands in solidarity with the Concerned Parents & Community Coalition and all people that really love Oakland to say: Bail Out Oakland Schools, Not Wall Street Banks! Wednesday, February 8 4:30pm – Community Rally outside the OUSD Building 5:00pm – Action inside the School Board OUSD Administration Building 1025 Second Ave. (at 10th Street) (Two blocks from Lake Merritt BART) Our Demands: 1) No school closures! Keep the five elementary schools, and all our schools, open. 2) Refuse to pay the $70 million dollars that the State … Continued


Oakland Council to Make Deep Cuts to Vital City Services While Maintaining Funding for Police

Occupy Research Survey Results Show that Occupy Served The People OAKLAND, CA – As the Oakland City Council prepares to approve more layoffs and make even deeper cuts to already less-than minimal City services, Occupy Research released initial survey results that show the Occupy Movement provided food, healthcare, and other social services to Oakland residents in three months. “Oakland is spending millions to prevent Occupy from providing vital services to Oakland residents when they need it most. These funds should be used to prevent further cuts to schools and social … Continued


Occupy Responds to ILWU & EGT Tentative Agreement for Longview

For Immediate Release — January 23, 2012 Occupations will continue to mobilize until the agreement is finalized by ILWU membership Portland, OR – The West Coast Occupy Movement is acknowledging a temporary agreement has been reached between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union  and grain company EGT. ILWU Local 21 in Longview, WA has been locked in on ongoing labor dispute with the Bunge-backed grain conglomerate. The company, majority-owned by international grain conglomerate Bunge, recently sat down at the table with the ILWU on the heels of an international mobilization … Continued


Occupy Oakland Caravan to Longview Preparation Meeting – Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Sunday Jan 22nd, 2012 4:30 PM 410 14th Street Hello Caravaners! Occupy Oakland will be caravaning to Longview, WA to join Occupy Portland, Occupy Seattle, Occupy Olympia, and Occupy Longview to blockade the notorious EGT ship that is busting the Longshoremen’s jurisdiction. EGT is a multinational grain exporter responsible for economic and enviromental devastation around the world. While the date for the arrival of the ship in Longview is uncertain, it is approaching quickly! Here in Oakland, we need to have a preparation meeting to get ready for our caravan. … Continued


Occupy Oakland’s research working group survey for J28 move-in

Occupy Oakland’s research working group (http://occupyresearch.net/oakland) is putting together a fact sheet in support of J28 Move-in Day (http://bit.ly/ooresearch-j28), that outlines how austerity measures have been hurting our city and how Occupy is filling the gap of providing a safety net for people. We’re asking OO committees and caucuses to help us write this fact sheet by answering the following questions below: 1) How many people have you served? 2) Who are the people in terms of race, class, and gender (rough estimate)? 3) What services have you provided? 4) … Continued


Research Working Group Meeting

All are welcome to the… RESEARCH WORKING GROUP MEETING _____DATE: Sunday, January 8th _____TIME: 3:00-4:00pm _____LOCATION: Farley’s East, 33 Grand Ave (bet. Broadway and Webster), Oakland, 94612. Two blocks north of the 19th St. BART. _____MORE INFO: Contact Yvonne at yvonnegrapher at gmail.com or Darwin at darwinbondgraham at gmail.com. GOALS: 1) To build a research community in Oakland and to share skills 2) To support Occupy Oakland’s upcoming actions, such as the building occupation on 1/28 3) To provide research for long-term strategy and action, such as targeted research about … Continued