SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

East Bay | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism

Oakland Chamber of Commerce Represents Big Business and Multi-Nationals NOT Oaklanders
by Anti-Cap
Sunday Nov 13th, 2011 5:54 PM
Knowing who the Oakland Chamber of Commerce represents, it is not surprising that they would vociferously object to the politics of Occupy Oakland. Disingenuously, the chamber claims to speak for Oaklanders as it bullies and collaborates with local politicians to violently roust Occupy Oakland from Oscar Grant Plaza. Yet a quick perusal of board members makes clear who the chamber really speaks for: big business and multi-national corporations, some of whom have already been shut down during Occupy Oakland actions. Little wonder then that Paul Junge and Joseph Haraburda of the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, along with pliant Oakland council members such as Desley Brooks and Ignacio De La Fuente, literally yell at the top of their lungs, "Occupy Oakland must go!"

Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
475 14th St
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 874-4800
Fax (510) 839-8817


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Manette Belliveau
Visit Oakland



Alicia Bert
Pacific Gas & Electric



Terry Brady
Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.



David Cannon
Saylor & Hill Co. - A B&B Company

Ana Chretien
ABC Security Service



Kim Delevett
Southwest Airlines

John Dolby
Grubb & Ellis Company



Christopher Donohoe
CIM

Solomon Ets-Hokin
Colliers International



Mark Everton
Waterfront Hotel

Allyson Fattore
Sunwest Bank



George Granger
AT&T

David Tucker
Waste Management of Alameda County



John Gooding
Quadric Group, Inc

Michael Hester
McGuire Hester



Stanley P. Hebert III
California State University, East Bay

Michael LeBlanc
Pican

Victoria Jones
The Clorox Company

Kenneth Maxey
Comcast



Isaac Kos-Read
Port of Oakland

Nathan Nayman
Visa



Nathaniel Oubre
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

Ike Mmeje
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center



Emily Shanks
Bank of America

Micky Randhawa
Wells Fargo



Elnora Tena Webb, Ph.D
Laney College

Richard White
Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley