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Occupy Oakland Move-In Day and Rise Up Festival Press Conference, 1/25/12: video & photos
by Dave Id
Wednesday Jan 25th, 2012 5:39 PM
Occupy Oakland's Move-In Day Assembly held a press conference on January 25th to announce plans for this coming weekend. Occupiers intends to reclaim a large vacant building in the city and establish a new home on January 28th. The new social center will once again allow Occupy Oakland to consistently offer a free kitchen and housing. The location of the building remains secret until the day of the action. Speakers at the press conference enumerated the needs Occupy Oakland has met by offering free meals, medical care, and shelter -- all the while organizing large scale actions such as the November 2nd General Strike and the December 12th West Coast Port Shutdown. Noting that the city of Oakland failed to publicly acknowledge the 19% drop in crime of which they were aware during the month of the encampment at Oscar Grant Plaza, choosing instead to use violence and repressive legal tactics against occupiers, the Move-In Day Assembly warned police and city leaders that they should they evict Occupy Oakland from the building by force, occupiers will "make your lives more miserable than you make ours" by blockading the airport indefinitely, occupying City Hall indefinitely, shutting down the Oakland ports, and/or calling on Anonymous for solidarity. [Full video below]
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[pictured above: banner reads Occupy Oakland Moves In at 1pm, January 28th, Oscar Grant Plaza, occupyoaklandmoveinday.org]


Speakers include: Leo Ritz-Barr of Occupy Oakland's Events Committee and Labor Solidarity Committee; Lindsey Bolt of Occupy Oakland's Raheim Brown Free School and the Occupy Oakland Library; Martha from the Occupy Oakland Medics Collective; Tess of the Occupy Oakland's Parents and Allies Caucus; Shake Anderson of Occupy Oakland's Media Committee and Events Committee; Leila of Occupy Oakland's Kitchen Committee; and John Moss of the Occupy Oakland Move-In Day Assembly.




Letter to the Mayor, OPD and City Council on Occupy Oakland's Move-in Day
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/01/25/18705609.php

Occupy Oakland Plans Mass Takeover of Vacant Building
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/01/23/18705500.php


Occupy Oakland Move-In Day | Oakland Rise Up Festival: Jan. 28–29 2012
http://occupyoaklandmoveinday.org

Occupy Oakland
http://www.occupyoakland.org


For more information:
§Full video of press conference
by Dave Id Wednesday Jan 25th, 2012 5:39 PM
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§Leo Ritz-Barr
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§Lindsey Bolt
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§Martha
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§Tess
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§Shake Anderson
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§Leila
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§John Mose
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§Press conference MC Caitlin Manning
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§Gathering on the steps of City Hall
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