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OCCUPY OAKLAND MEDIA COLLECTIVE STATEMENT ON THE OAKLAND COMMUNE #OCCUPYOAKLAND #OO #OWS #OAKLANDCOMMUNE
OCCUPY OAKLAND MEDIA COLLECTIVE STATEMENT ON THE OAKLAND COMMUNE Occupy Oakland began on October 10, 2011. Since then it has become clear that a rigid distinction needs to be made between Occupy Oakland and the self-described Oakland Commune. The Media Collective is making this statement to provide clarity by describing this dysfunctional relationship, including links to documents created by the Oakland Commune. While the general purpose of a press release [...]
The Occupy Oakland Media Collective today announces that it embraces a community focused strategy that aims to bring mass participation back to Occupy Oakland. It was mass participation that shut down the Port on 2 November. And it is mass participation that has been lacking at Occupy Oakland since a clique of so-called radicals seized control of the movement. We resoundingly reject their goals, strategy and tactics. They have twisted [...]
On a recent Sunday evening, people in Oakland gathered in response to Afghans for Peace callout to express continuing dismay and rage about the decade long occupation and destruction of Afghanistan by U.S. military and mercenary forces. After months of hard won support from the Oakland communities, Occupy Oakland participants arrived to support the demand for an end to the war. A small cadre of people once again inserted themselves [...]
From Aaron Bady‘s essay at Possible Futures on the differences between Occupy Wall Street and the Oakland Commune: As a site of resistance, “Wall Street” is a metonym for a system, a transnational apparatus of capital and political oligarchy. We don’t have to get too specific, because we all know what we mean when we say “Wall Street” (even if we don’t agree on what that thing actually is). And [...]