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Press Release: Occupy AC-Transit

On Saturday, Occupy AC-Transit, a subcommittee of Occupy Oakland and Occupy Oakland’s BBQ Committee, will co-host a rider-driver Speakout at Arroyo Park in East Oakland. Community members on both sides of the fare transaction will talk about AC-Transit’s institutional racism and classism and how it impacts the lives of both riders and drivers. Along with the Speakout, there will be campaign buttons and t-shirt making which will provide visible signs of solidarity with the ongoing action as it ramps up in the coming months. There will also be workshops, music, … Continued


Press Release: Protest of Afghanistan Massacre at Military Recruiter’s Station

When: Friday, March 30, 2012 Where: Fremont, California 2:30 pm – Rally at Fremont BART station 3:00 PM – March to Armed Forces Recruiting Center (39194 Paseo Padre Pkwy) Organizers: Afghans for Peace; Iraq Veterans Against the War (SF Bay Area); United States Afghan community Endorsers: Courage to Resist, Decolonize Oakland, Education Not Incarceration, Idriss Stelley Foundation, Occupy Oakland, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, World Can’t Wait SF Bay, The Afghan community, American war veterans, the Occupy movement, and their allies will hold a non-violent, direct action demonstration in … Continued


Nov 1: General Strike Press Conference

OAKLAND, Calif. [November 1, 2011] Organizers of Oakland’s general strike have announced an 8:30 a.m. press conference tomorrow morning at the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Broadway in downtown Oakland.  That intersection was the site of the 1946 Oakland general strike, the last general strike that happened in the United States. The morning press conference will clarify the day’s activities, including the march to shut down the Port of Oakland that afternoon.  “Liberate Oakland, Shut Down the 1%” is the official name of the November 2 action. The day of … Continued


Oct 25th Press Release Occupy Oakland Raid

OAKLAND, Calif.  [October 25, 2011] Occupy Oakland is having a rally and meeting at 4:00 p.m. today on the steps of the Oakland Library on 14th & Madison.  Supporters will meet to determine the next steps for the movement, after this morning’s brutal police raid.  Reports from the county courthouse are that bail for the protesters is set at $10,000.00 each, and that all of the over 80 arrested protesters will be held until an arraignment on Thursday, October 27. The kitchen at Broadway & 14th had been feeding the … Continued


Oct 15th Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif. [October 15, 2011] Participation and support continue to grow for Occupy Oakland.  Today at 2:30 p.m., Danny Glover will lead a Jobs Not Cuts march from Laney College to the Oakland encampment, and he will be joined by the mayors of Oakland, Berkeley and Richmond.  Glover’s high-profile involvement is expected to draw new and larger crowds to Occupy Oakland, and all are invited to take part in the group’s general assembly, scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Over 500 people attended Occupy Oakland yesterday — its fourth successful day. Occupy … Continued


Press Release: Occupy Oakland Calls for General Strike November 2, 2011 For Information Contact: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Occupy Oakland Calls for General Strike November 2, 2011 Occupy Oakland calls for Mass Day of Action inclusive of all stakeholders: individual citizens & families,schools, civil workers, community/affinity organizations, labor, students, and businesses .November 1, 2011 – Oakland, CA – In the aftermath of the government crackdown of Occupy Oakland,Occupy Oakland’s GA has announced a general strike to commence November 2, 2011. The call is proposed to all stakeholders, from concerned individuals to organizations, from schools and churches to for-profit businesses … Continued