The night before, I had looked at the thing, held by a magnet on the refrigerator in my tiny studio apartment which I call “The Writer’s Cave” on the Oakland/Berkeley border. It was the ten by six inch flyer calling for a general strike in downtown Oakland in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement, which had already spread to over sixty cities across the U.S. and had grown into [...]
Thursday 12 April 2012 616 Almanza Drive, Oakland 94603 Ms. Marquinita Saucier, daughter of now deceased Marquinita Stajuana Hoyt, left her home at 616 Almanza Drive in Oakland when she was seventeen. She returned at 21, left again at 25, then returned after having experienced domestic violence and street problems including drug and alcohol addiction. She was again away for a time, and is now living back at her [...]
FREE SPEECH IS ON TRIAL at the home of the Free Speech Movement, the University of California at Berkeley. On November 9, 2011, the burgeoning Occupy movement spread to the university campuses, when thousands of UC-Berkeley students rallied to fight fee hikes and the privatization of public education, and hundreds attempted to erect tents. UC Berkeley police, in concert with other local police agencies, brutalized protesters,and savagely beating people on [...]
On 16 March 2012, ACCE, Occupy SF and Occupy Bernal helped a man reoccupy his foreclosed home. As protesters dropped 2 banners from the roof, Dexter and his friends held a rally outside his house, documenting the predatory loan practices and misleading statements from the banks that are trying to clear out the Bayview District of San Francisco. Afterwards, Dexter and his friends went inside.
Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War and their allies will be laying out “Eyes Wide Open,” the American Friends Service Committee’s widely acclaimed exhibit on the human costs of war, for the last time Monday, March 19, 2012 on the plaza in front of San Francisco City Hall from 9am to 5pm. The event will be an observance of the ninth year since the US invasion of Iraq. The [...]
Oakland Rise Up Festival! Occupy Oakland Weekend of Action Detailed Schedule Occupy Oakland will be holding a weekend long festival starting this Saturday, January 28 with the takeover of an empty building where it will host workshops, panels, a film festival, live music, assemblies and more. The Oakland Rise Up Festival runs through Sunday night and features over 50 speakers and performers including former Black Panther Party leader Elaine Brown, [...]
DEFEND A WEST OAKLAND FAMILY AGAINST WRONGFUL EVICTION WITH THE EAST BAY SOLIDARITY NETWORK GMAC (also known as Ally Financial), a bank that received a $16.3 billion bailout, has served the Cisse family of West Oakland with a foreclosure notice. Siaka Cisse requested two loan modifications and was refused both times. First they justified the denial by saying his reported income was too high. After Siaka was wrongfully terminated from [...]
Occupy Oakland 2012 For those who think that Occupy Oakland is losing its steam, take a closer look. Despite the relentless police harassment and vicious arrests at Oscar Grant Plaza and at our recent occupations, the movement is alive and kicking. Here is a roundup of major upcoming direct actions by Occupy Oakland and friends: Longview blockade of EGT ship, proposal passed by General Assembly. Dec 21st. A major coordinated [...]