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Occupy Oakland | Occupy Oakland

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Mar.02.2012
March 1, 2012.  OccupyEducation actions take place across the country, from Philadelphia, to Boulder, Houston, New York City, to Brooklyn, where high school students stage a die-in, to the University of Southern Florida and SDS-Tampa Bay, and to Washington DC, there are teach-ins on school...
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Jan.30.2012
First hand audio accounts of Oakland’s J28 Move-In march and Oakland’s Rise Up Festival Speakers David Graeber and Andrej Grubacic including the ideas that the strategy of squashing direct democracy with war mobilization has run its course, the importance of conflict, and expanding on the anarchism...
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Jan.22.2012
Voices from the January 20 2012, a day of occupation of the financial district in San Francisco. Occupy Oakland calls a Reclaim the Streets Carnival of Resistance with puppets, signs, banners, music on a reclaimed Alameda County Transit bus, food, and DJ’s. Returning from my volunteer stint at my...
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Jan.12.2012
This Sunday’s New York Times Travel section offers up forty five places to visit in 2012.  Along with Tokyo, Glasgow, Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, Moscow, Chilean Patagonia, Tanzania, Helsinki, Myanmar, Florence, and (yes, really) Space, is Oakland, California coming in at number five. ...
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Dec.14.2011
Today, December 12  is the coordinated one day West Coast Port blockade to shut down the commerce of  the 1%.  Occupy San Diego, LA, Oakland, Portland, Tacoma, Seattle, Anchorage, and Houston are participating in solidarity with Longshoremen in Longview, Washington already on strike...
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Nov.30.2011
These voices are just some of the speakers at Occupy Oakland's General Assembly the night of November 9, 2011, reflecting on tactics and strategies.  As our movement of the 99% evolves, I think returning to critically thoughtful discussions enhances our understanding, resolve, and tenacity.
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Nov.21.2011
It is a cold and rainy Friday night - four days after police cleared the Occupy Oakland camp for the second time.  A peaceful rally marked the afternoon following the Monday eviction, followed by a march to Oakland’s downtown plaza for a General Assembly.  In the following days, higher...
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Nov.15.2011
The Occupy Oakland camp in front of City Hall was cleared on the morning of Monday, November 14th in a measured, paced fashion after days of forewarnings.  Many had already left their tents to stand on the periphery to witness.  Members of the Interfaith Community tent chose to stay,...
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Nov.10.2011
These are some of the many voices responding to a proposal that relates to tactics during protest actions.  The proposal ignites a strong reaction on both sides.  What do you mean by inclusive?  How do you define violent – isn’t capitalism inherently violent?  It becomes a deep...
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Nov.03.2011
The nation’s first General Strike in sixty-five years successfully shut down the fifth-busiest port in the country last night in Oakland.  Downtown branches of Chase Bank, Wells Fargo, Union Bank, and Bank of America were sites for protest and work stoppage.  Around the downtown plaza,...