Occupy Oakland

“You Gotta Be For the People.”

Gigi Winters, an Occupy Oakland activist who lost her home in Oakland to the banks after being evicted at gunpoint almost a year ago, speaks to the Albany City Council several days ago about the absurdity of evicting people from the Albany Bulb when there is no place for them to go. Gigi was active in the successful fight to save Jodie Randolph’s home from the maws of the Big Banks, as seen in this photo of her standing with Jodie and others on Jodie’s porch in Alameda in November … Continued


Documentaries:THE BATTLE FOR OSCAR GRANT PLAZA & MANUFACTURING GUILT. Sat. Oct. 19, 2013 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The National Lawyers Guild and Prison Radio present two films on repression and resistance: THE BATTLE FOR OSCAR GRANT PLAZA is a short documentary by Jacob Crawford about how the City of Oakland and its Police tried to shut down the budding “Occupy Wall Street” movement, turning downtown Oakland into a teargas filled war zone and injuring numerous people. Police video obtained in discovery in the National Lawyers Guild’s successful lawsuit and interviews with activists and journalists about their experiences, tell the real story of the disastrous Fall, 2011, police … Continued


Fighting Elder Abuse By Contra Costa County & Wells Fargo Bank.

Protest at Wells Fargo on March 28, 2013. Photo 2: Quanah Parker Brightman with his father Lehman Brightman, founder of United Native Americans, and victim of Wells Fargo fraud and home seizure. It’s Really Shameful that Contra Costa County, which has Violated Public Law 100-606 & Are the One Whom Claim to Be Conservator of My Father’s Person & Estate Have Allowed My Father’s Home to Become Foreclosed by Wells Fargo. Wish The County Would Have Protected My Father’s Estate by Applying for the Veterans United Home Loans, HUD Sec … Continued


Confronting the Many Faces of Repression

THIS IS A REPOST OF THIS ARTICLE, TO PLACE IT WHERE COMMENTS ARE OPEN, AS THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR CITED BELOW CHOSE TO POST THIS ON THE FRONT PAGE OF A COMMUNITY WEBSITE WITH COMMENTS CLOSED.  THE ARTICLE IS COPIED IN FULL WITH ZERO EDITS. October 22, 2012 at 12:33 pm. Posted by AntiRepression-Committee Categories: Announcements, Anti-Repression Committee, Solidarity Statements   Introduction: Rethinking Repression Over the past year, we have experienced many forms of overt police repression, from the camp eviction and night of tear gas on October 25th, to raids on the vigil, to … Continued


Birthday celebration and Family March for Children’s Village!

On October 13, 2011 – History was made! Occupy Oakland became the only first encampment of the Occupy Movement to have a space designed for the needs and education of families and children. This space was the Children’s Village! Join us as we hold a ceremony to remember, celebrate and grieve, beginning at the amphitheater of Oscar Grant Plaza! ! We will then have a brief and happy family march to snow park and share a pot luck picnic together. Music will be provided by Children’s Village’s Trubadora, Stephanie Pepitone!!! … Continued


Decolonization: Theory, Action, and Praxis

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? During a recent visit to the Bay Area, a about a half-dozen activists from Decolonize Seattle  shared their ideas about decolonization at Holdout Books in West Oakland.  The panel discussion and subsequent Q/A session included a variety of dense topics, with a complete running time of over 3 hours. As a past participant of Occupy Oakland and as one who is currently active in Decolonize Oakland, I was intrigued by this event.  I was eager to hear other perspectives on decolonization, and perhaps meet with … Continued


A Hole in #OO’s History

As part of my research for an independent history of Occupy Oakland, I recently Googled “Occupy Oakland” site:youtube.com/ looking for interviews with campers during the occupation of Oscar Grant Plaza. After sampling hundreds of videos, I’m frankly stumped. What puzzles me most is the similarity between the YouTube archives and mainstream media. Occupiers have of course slammed MSM for focusing on fracas and vandalism to the exclusion of #OO’s positive achievements. Yet a large proportion of YouTube clips devoted to Occupy Oakland show street skirmishes and smashy just like MSM—indeed, … Continued


Occupy Stockton’s Visit

Hi All, We enjoyed meeting you all this evening. Thank you for being so open to our ideas & perspectives. We look forward to this blossoming relationship and are eager to grow alongside our brothers & sisters. In solidarity! 31547


Come play with Children’s Village on May 1st!!

Happy May Day! No work! No school! Lets take to the streets – march.. and play!!! Children’s village will be waiting to play with you at approx 4pm. we will be there to support the March for Dignity and Justice and the many community groups who will be marching with them!!! Look for us near the tennis courts in San Antonio Park! we will have: yoga for families art music leggos, and more!!! We will be there for family fun while all of the rallies and speak out are going … Continued



FIRST-EVER OPD “OPEN HOUSE” ?? SEEMS GOOD ?? http://occupyoakland.org/2012/04/an-invitation-to-the-oakland-community-oakland-police-department-open-house-may-4th-5pm-730pm/ 27834