From Oakland to Cal: March for $15 on April 15 MEDIA ADVISORY – For immediate release April 14, 2015 When: Rally at 1:00PM, Wednesday April 15, 2015 Where:Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th St. and Broadway, Oakland, CA March to Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley On April 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm, the Oakland Livable Wage Assembly (OLWA) will hold a short rally in Oakland, followed by a march to the UC Berkeley campus in support of $15 and a union statewide. It will begin at Oscar Grant Plaza / Frank Ogawa Plaza, 14th … Continued
Mumia Abu-Jamal’s life is in danger; only the people can save him.
(excerpted from BayView) A Message From the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition We are going to the headquarters of the Department of Corrections Monday morning, April 6th, to follow up on our demand of John Wetzel last Friday that Mumia be provided with independent doctors of his choosing to address his medical crisis. We need to show unequivocally that he is accountable for what happens to Mumia. That is our agenda for the meeting. There will be the usual tug of war as to whether they will even allow us in, … Continued
Out of Control.
With no apparent reasonable suspicion or probable cause, fifteen or more San Francisco Police Officers descended on a group of young black men making a music video recently, demanding that they put their hands up. The young men were then handcuffed and searched. No explanation was given, no justification provided, as far as anyone has written. It has not been established whether any of the young men were arrested. Watch the first few minutes of the video, and decide for yourself whether young men of color live in a police … Continued
J28 Settlement Application Deadline: March 20th
A note from the AntiRepression Crew: J28 arrestees: Don’t forget to submit your claim forms by MARCH 20th!!! So far the majority of arrestees have not submitted their claims. Don’t miss out on your payback $$$$$!! Follow the link below to get the details: Claim forms must be mailed in to 99 14th St, Suite 300, Oakland, 94612. You should have received a claim form in the mail. If you did not receive one, please email it immediately to firstname.lastname@example.org! Information from the Official Settlement Website: Overview This is the … Continued
Support striking refinery workers
USW workers are on strike at nine refineries, including Tesoro near Martinez. Their contract has expired. Issues include safe staffing levels and stop work authorization to respond to dangerous conditions. You can support them by joining the picket line at Tesoro, 150 Solano, Pacheco (near Highways 680 and 4). It’s a great chance for community members to stand with workers fighting for our health and safety! The picket line is up 24/7, so you are welcome at any time! The Tesoro plant has been shut down cooperatively by management and workers … Continued
“Accountable Only to Themselves.”
A Reply to the Open Letter of Dec. 23 from Bay Area Police Officers’ Associations From the Occupy Oakland Demilitarize the Police Working Group The ”Open Letter to the Residents of San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland” calls for a “constructive dialogue” to “keep our streets safe”, but the members of the Occupy Oakland Demilitarize the Police Working Group see denial and self-righteousness in the letter that would poison such a dialogue. Before any respectful exchange of views on what is to be done to alleviate the outrage caused by … Continued
Convergence Tonight (Monday) at OGP after the Darren Wilson Indictment Decision Announced.
Officials have announced that a decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown has been reached, but what the decision is is not public yet. The decision itself is to be announced later today, sometime between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM Pacific Time. The call associated with the picture to the left. FTP March Tonight at 14th and Broadway 7pm #getfree — Occupy Oakland (@OccupyOakland) November 24, 2014 The call from Stop Mass Incarceration Bay Area email: If Wilson Walks, America Halts! No Business … Continued
Uncle Bobby Puts Out the Call: STOP Police Terror & Mass Incarceration. OGP @ 1:00 PM Wednesday, Oct 22nd.
Watch the video as Uncle Bobby, Oscar Grant’s uncle, relives the murder of his nephew on the Fruitvale BART station, a set of community members pledges resistance and declares that “Black, Brown and All Lives Matter.” Uncle Bobby asks everyone to come to Oscar Grant Plaza at 1:00 PM on October 22nd, 2014, the National Day of Resistance against Police Terror, Mass Incarceration and the Criminalization of a Generation. 57047
If This is Tuesday, It Must Mean Another Settlement Against OPD.
No, it’s not $4.5 million. It’s not even the $600K settlement that Kayvan Sabeghi reached. But $25K and attorney’s fees for being shoved to the ground by crazed OPD officers on January 28th, 2012 is just one more indictment of Jean Quan, Deanna Santanna and the entire out of control policing system in Oakland. As the San Francisco Chronicle reports The Oakland City Council earlier this year agreed to pay $25,000 to Joanne Warwick, who now lives in Detroit. The council is expected to give final approval Tuesday night to … Continued