Oakland City Council Ignores the People (As Usual). Votes to Move Forward With Domain Awareness Center.

Not before getting Mic Checked though. Mic Check! Seventy people gathered in the drizzle at 5:30 PM before the City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 19th. The rally against DAC was muted by the rain, as the Brass Liberation Orchestra had to cancel due to the H2O, but a huge kettle of soup provided by good samaritans keep spirits high as the crowd waited for the City Council non-consent agenda to begin. The latest DAC proposal was to give the City Administrator authorization to select a new contractor instead of … Continued


Occupy Oakland Shoots Down Defense Contractor Spy Agency

SPEAKER JOSHUA SMITH / OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL / AGENDA ITEM #9 / NOVEMBER 12, 2013   TRANSCRIPT: “My name is Joshua Smith I’m a resident of Oakland. We were here before shaming you for hiring a company that is involved in nuclear weapons procurement. SAIC also trains for Interrogation. SAIC facilitates the telecommunications for the drone program in Afghanistan, that s murdered over a thousand innocent civilians, including children, and this is the company you chose. I would like to know what genius vetted this company? Dan Kalb I remember … Continued


Occupy Oakland Research Meeting

Occupy Oakland Research Meeting Sunday, 2/26, 5:00-7:00pm ARC’s conference room 900 Alice Street, Suite 3R, Oakland’s Chinatown (bet. 9th and 10th) Two blocks from Lake Merritt BART, six blocks from OG Plaza. Propose agenda items: Next steps from last meeting: 1. Lee will send out occupy-related research on the mailing list, do a future presentation 2. Shayna, Amanda, Yvonne, Mark: Open Forum 3. Amanda, Darwin, Dorothy: OO Serves the People introduction 4. Shayna, Gary, Eric: Tuesday meeting for Take Back the Land 5. Eric: Send links to Jim Chanin … Continued