I feel dirty. He touched me tonight. I did not want him to. She stood there watching as he touched me. She said they had the right. She also said I was lucky that I did not end up on the ground, face down. Yes, I got lucky tonight. I shut down my computer at 7pm after 10 hours at work; put on my cool black jacket, gray beanie cap, [...]
God Dammified Remix of “Fatter Cats, Bigger Fish” by The Coup.
Just after midnight on Saturday May 6th, Alan Blueford and two of his friends were waiting for friends to pick them up on 90th Ave., in East Oakland, after the Floyd Mayweather fight. Not long after Alan had phoned his parents to check-in with them, a car slowly pulled up to them with its lights off. Alan ran. One officer gave chase. A few blocks later Alan was shot by [...]
We are calling for the immediate release of our friend Anna Karewicz (often called Ankah), a much beloved member of the SF Bay Area activist community and beyond. She is currently being held with an ICE (immigration) hold and is fighting imminent deportation. Anna was contacted by police Thursday August 3rd, after her bicycle tour group mistakenly turned, riding their bikes on the wrong side of a one way street [...]
In 1966, three years before New York’s Stonewall riot, a San Francisco police officer walked into Compton’s Cafeteria responding to a call from the owner complaining of a rowdy customer. The officer roughly grabbed a trans woman, who’d had enough of police harassment and threw her coffee in his face. The customers rioted, pushing the police out into the street and smashing windows. They trashed a police car and set [...]
Did the California Nurses Association try to block Bay Area Occupiers from going to Chicago? That’s what we’re being told. It seems someone at the top of the organization cancelled our bus, just because they seemed to believe that Oakland is all about violence. If you’re a nurse, you’ve probably noticed that the main stream press often distorts the true picture of what it means to be a nurse. Don’t [...]
By Beth Seligman, J.D. A few hundred people gathered at 101 Market Street, the Federal Reserve Building and the former home base of the Occupy San Francisco encampment Friday evening February 10 for the March Against Police Repression. There was food, music, and camaraderie amongst new and old occupiers. At about 7 pm we began marching up Market Street chanting everything from “We are unstoppable, another world is possible” to [...]
Occupy Oakland is hosting a Forum on Police Actions on February 9, 6:15 pm at the Grand Lake Theater. The Citizens Police Review Board (CPRB) announced yesterday that they had indefinitely postponed a forum which had been in the works for months. This forum had been intended to allow the community to discuss the Oakland Police Department’s handling of Occupy Oakland. Police actions on January 28 show that this forum [...]