by Belle Starr, Outlawyer The smug was getting thick and bigotry became a way of life. Too bad, the children of wrath want to argue more than work. This smugness was choking with its one upping others with how long someone has been an activist or progressive or gay or their age or some other trifle. This time the usual suspects are “Us” as POGO, a comic character, mused long [...]
A broad coalition of labor unions, activist organizations such as Causa Justa/ Just Cause and Move On.org, and the Occupy movement took to the streets of San Francisco at 11 a.m. today (4/24/12) to protest at the annual Wells Fargo Bank shareholders meeting. Speakers addressed a diverse and vocal crowd filling the street outside Wells Fargo headquarters for more than three hours. On the sidewalk in front of the historic [...]
“No cuts, no fees, education must be free!” Pledging to stop cuts to education and social services, students and faculty from San Francisco State, UC Berkeley, CCSF joined with other Occupiers to trek to California’s Capitol of Sacramento. Under the banner of Occupy Education, protesters waved signs and cheered as passersby called out their support. I shot most of this, but also included footage taken by my friends, Rene and [...]
Live broadcasting by Ustream From the TOL Website: Team Oaktown Live are citizen Journalists using the technology we have access to to document the cities. state, country, and world we live in. They used to say “Freedom of the Press is available to anyone who can afford a printing press”. Well, we can afford a website and iPhones and a data plan. And the US Constitution doesn’t read “Freedom of [...]
On Monday, April 2, 2012, Occupy Bernal and ACCE (Alliance of Californians For Community Empowerment) and two San Francisco City Board of Supervisors, David Campos (District 9) and John Avalos (District 11) announced their intention to vote on a foreclosure moratorium at a 2:00 p.m. meeting of the Land Use Committee. At a 1:30 p.m. Press Conference on City Hall steps, several homeowners, whose houses were at risk or had [...]
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.