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

East Bay | Arts + Action | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Labor & Workers | Police State and Prisons | Front Page

Mon Aug 6 2012 "Fuck the Permits" Action Held After First Friday Vendors Told Permits Would Be Required
Art Murmur Vendor Solidarity Action On August 4th, a roving dance party made its way through downtown Oakland behind a large banner that read “Fuck The Permits, F.T.P., Fuck The Police.” The dance-march was in solidarity with the vendors of Art Murmur, a street fair that takes place in downtown Oakland the first Friday of each month. Over the last few months, Art Murmur has grown into a carnivalesque block party, in which Oaklanders have taken over the streets and filled them with art, music, food, dancing, and general revelry. On July 6th, uniformed security officers had informed Art Murmur vendors that anyone without a permit would be ticketed, starting in August. According to a statement on a flyer passed out by demonstrators, “the [permit] process is inaccessible, unaffordable, and there are not enough 'officially sanctioned' spaces to go around.” Many vendors and artists ignored the threat of being ticketed, and set their tables in illegal spaces.

During the roving dance party, as demonstrators passed 19th and Telegraph Ave, a large section of the fence surrounding a former site of Occupy Oakland was pulled down. Many still remember the police raids of Occupy last fall, when protestors were beaten, tear-gassed, and had their belongings destroyed by police. The dance then continued down Telegraph, pausing in front of the Obama Campaign Headquarters, where the windows were smashed.

photoOccupy Oakland briefly resurfaces, Obama Headquarters Smashed | photoFTP Street Party @ Art Murmur Communique

09/14/14 Half Moon Bay Family also Names County and 911 Dispatcher in Federal Lawsuit   Police State and Prisons | Peninsula
09/14/14 Observers Document Killing of Whales, Dolphins and Sea Lions by Fishery   Environment & Forest Defense | California
09/14/14 Tribal Members and River Advocates Attend Day Celebrating Water Flow   Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley
09/13/14 Battle for Passage of the ERA has been Fought for 91 Years   Womyn | Peninsula
09/12/14 Officer Who Beat Tarek Abu Khdeir also Suspect in Other Violent Crimes   Anti-War | Palestine
09/07/14 Longtime Santa Cruz Residents Forced Out of Town by City and UCSC   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
09/04/14 Salinas is 'Our Ferguson' Declares One Demonstrator   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
09/04/14 New Trial Date Set for Santa Cruz Eleven: July 27, 2015   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/30/14 Genetically Engineered Crops Are Major Driver in Butterfly's Population Crash   Environment & Forest Defense | Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/29/14 Journalist Brad Kava Attempts to Use Media Hype to Cash-in on Crime with 'Cane-O-Mite'   Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/29/14 After Being Told they Will Arrest her Brother's 'Black Ass,' Woman Films Police   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia