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Overnight Camover Attacks in Oakland After Council Approves Continuation of DAC - by Dave Id
At some point late in the night after the Oakland City Council voted to continue with the Domain Awareness Center -- albeit a significantly scaled-down Port-only version of the surveillance center -- a group calling themselves the Technophobic Women's Action Team (or T.W.A.T.) staged camover actions against stoplight cameras at two intersections in West Oakland.
Posted: Wed Mar 5, 2014 11:35PM
TWAT attack on the DAC - by Technophobic Women's Action Team
In a bizarre and unexplainable turn of events early Wednesday morning, geysers of pink paint accompanied by hushed giggles erupted at two separate locations in Oakland. Tragically, three traffic cameras were rendered inoperational by the petrochemical gunk.
Posted: Wed Mar 5, 2014 6:55PM
Growing Criticism of Media Misinformation and Efforts to Destabilize Venezuela - by Jonathan Nack
Another rally has been called by solidarity groups for this evenning, March 5, at 5:00pm, at the same location, 24th Street and Mission BART plaza. The Center for Political Educaton, has organized a report back by Carolina Morales of her recent visit that will also commemorate the one year anniversary of the death of President Hugo Chavez. The event, which will include free Venezuelan food, will be held tonight, March 5, 2014, at 6:00pm, at 518 Valencia St., S. F. Rally in Solidari...
Posted: Wed Mar 5, 2014 2:56PM
Support the Trayvon 2! - by AROC and Black Riders
The Black Riders Liberation Party calls on all comrades, allies, sympathizers and all Freedom loving peoples to participate in kkkourt watch observation for two innocent brothers Hannibal and Tanzeen (Trayvon 2), who were wrongfully targeted and framed for exercising their so-called constitutional rights to Freedom of speech and Freedom of assembly. These trumped up felony charges come from the brothers participating in a rally and march in protest of the acquittal of racist George Zimmerman ...
Posted: Wed Mar 5, 2014 2:50AM
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Letter to Oakland Council on DAC - Vote NO - by Asian Law Caucus
RE: March 4, 2014 Oakland City Council Vote Regarding Domain Awareness Center (DAC) Phase 2 – Vote NO
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 10:08PM
Unchecked Mass Surveillance of the Entire City of Oakland is Not OK - by Linda Lye, ACLU of Northern California
The following letter was sent to the Oakland City Council via electronic mail re: Domain Awareness Center, Phase 2 Contract Award on March 4, 2014.
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 6:23PM
Drop the Charges Against Marissa Alexander Rally & March - by T.K.
Oascar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland
Event Date:Sat Mar 8, 2014 2:00PM
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 3:54PM
EFF Fights Back Against Oakland's Disturbing Domain Awareness Center - by Nadia Kayyali, EFF
After an encouraging debate at the Oakland City Council meeting on February 18, EFF has submitted another letter opposing Oakland’s Domain Awareness Center (DAC). The DAC is a potent surveillance system that could enable ubiquitous privacy and civil liberties violations against Oakland residents. The city appeared set to approve a resolution that would have handed the City Administrator authority to sign a contract for completion of the project. However, after strenuous discussion, Councilm...
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 3:28PM
As UC Continues Bad Faith Bargaining with Patient Care Workers, ULP Strike Vote Scheduled - by AFSCME 3299
Oakland: The University of California’s largest union, AFSCME 3299, has announced that its 13,000 Patient Care Technical Workers will vote on whether to authorize an Unfair Labor Practice Strike on March 12th and 13th.
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 1:19PM
Flood City Hall! Sink The DAC! - by
Oakland City Hall City Council Chambers, 3rd Floor 14th & Broadway
Event Date:Tue Mar 4, 2014 5:30PM
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 8:14AM
Letter To Oakland City Council Regarding Proposed Domain Awareness Center - by National Lawyers Guild SF
Based on an increasing number of reports regarding the disproportionate use of violence by police officers toward unarmed African-Americans and people of color, the National Lawyers Guild is deeply concerned that the presence of the Domain Awareness Center (“DAC”) will result in more violence and have a chilling impact on the participation of communities of color in civic engagement. We therefore respectfully request that the Oakland City Council vote against the award of the DAC Phase 2 ...
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 9:15PM
B.R.L.P. KKKourt Watch Solidarity with the Trayvon 2 - by SHANGO
661 Washington St Oakland, CA 94607 WILEY MANUEL KKKOURTHOUSE DEPARTMENT 112 MARCH 6TH, 2014 8AM
Event Date:Thu Mar 6, 2014 8:00AM
Posted: Sun Mar 2, 2014 4:42PM
The Anarchist Case against the Domain Awareness Center - by FireWorks
"Repression is not simply something that is dished out only against revolutionaries or activists. From ICE deportations, raids on public housing in West Oakland, a massive network of informants in Muslim communities, to gang injunctions that help facilitate gentrification, repression by the State is as much a means of counter-insurgency as it is a way to uphold the white supremacist nature of modern American capitalism. It is a project that attempts to keep resistance from brewing to begin wi...
Posted: Sun Mar 2, 2014 10:38AM
Farmers target four Sprouts locations to save Gill Tract farm - by Boycott Sprouts
On Saturday afternoon, urban farmers demonstrated at Sprouts grocery chain locations in Petaluma, Fremont, Sunnyvale, and Mountain View. The farmers held banners, distributed flyers, and mic-checked messages urging customers to shop elsewhere until the chain agrees not to pave over the historic Gill Tract farm in Albany.
Posted: Sat Mar 1, 2014 10:16PM
AFSCME 3299 Cancels Strike, Announces "Historic" Agreement for UC Service Workers - by AFSCME Local 3299
Oakland: The University of California and AFSCME 3299 have reached an historic, tentative, 4-year contract agreement for the system’s 8300 Service Workers. As a result, next week’s scheduled strike by AFSCME 3299 represented UC workers has been cancelled.
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:59PM
UC Could Try to Remove Redwood Grove in March (video/x-ms-wmv 206.3MB) - by Save the Redwoods
UC Berkeley is planning to cut down a grove of 16 redwood trees as soon as March. The redwood trees behind Soda Hall, on Ridge Road and Le Roy Avenue are going to be replaced with the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, a privately funded tech design lab paid for by the CEO and Chairperson of the Board of Qualcomm Paul Jacobs. Qualcomm has representation on the UC Regents, through Sherry Lansing, who is both a regent and on the Qualcomm board of directors.
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:51AM
Reportback From The March Against Police Repression - by March 15th Organizing Committee
On Saturday, February 22nd, dozens of opponents to the increasing surveillance and policing of Oakland gathered in DeFremery Park. After a brief speaker, detailing the plans for the DAC, a group took the street with a banner declaring "No Cameras In Our Community." The group confronted the police and then marched to the Emergency Command Center, and then dispersed at City Hall. This was the first lead-up demonstration for the International Day Against Police Brutality, for which there will be...
Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:17PM
Speak out about Tenants Rights in Oakland - by Robbie
the steps in front of Oakland City Hall, 14th & Broadway
Event Date:Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:00PM
Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:45PM
Oakland City Council and 76 Members of Public Debate the DAC, February 18, 2014 (video/mp4 338.6MB) - by No Panopticon
For the history books, here's the full 4-hour video of the Oakland City Council discussion on the Domain Awareness Center from Feb 18, 2014. In the end, the Council did not vote on the City Resolution before them, which was to approve Schneider Electric as the contractor to build out Phase 2 of the DAC, or to give City Administrator Deanna Santana the authority to select a contractor on her own. Instead, after listening to seventy-six speaker's cards worth of public comment -- intelligent, ...
Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:55AM
UC Service Workers Announce Five Day Strike - by AFSCME Local 3299
Oakland: With negotiations over wages and staffing at a stalemate, the 8300 University of California Service Workers represented by AFSCME 3299—the lowest paid workers at UC--have given ten day notice that they will strike March 3rd-March 7th.
Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:15PM