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Some Thoughts on OPD Operations - by babiesatemydingo
The recently released OPD operations plan for the Ferguson protests makes for interesting reading. Not only is it an excellent primer on police operations, but a closer look reveals some invaluable strategic nuggets. In no particular order:
Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:14PM
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Condemns RAD Public Housing Privatization Scheme - by Lynda Carson
In an effort to save public housing in Oakland, Richmond, San Francisco, Alameda County and all across the nation, a December 10 letter to President Obama from Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services in the House of Representatives, condemns the Rental Assistance Demonstration program (RAD)!
Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:03AM
Oakland nonprofit bribes tenants to give up private information - by Lynda Carson
Last week low-income tenants in around 1,400 rental units were served a three page survey packet of very personal questions, and were informed in an accompanying flier that if they submitted the completed survey to the property manager or online with Survey Monkey Inc., that they would be entered into a raffle to win a $100 Visa gift card.
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:33AM
Save the Bay! Is UC Berkeley Building a research center to do GMO research on SF Bay? - by BP - GMO spill anyone?
In 2007 BP entered into a $500 million contract with UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Lab to build research facilities for BP researchers and now they plan to build right on the waterfront. Should BP be allowed access to Bay front property in light of their environmental record. What happens when GMO polution results from their research? Help Save the Bay Stop the Richmond Field Station project...
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:27PM
Setting the Record Straight on the Peter Thiel Protest at UC Berkeley - by Berkeley Sousveillance
On Thursday, Dec 11, an article from Counterforce was posted (on Indybay), which would lead readers to believe the group calling itself CounterForce organized and led the protest against Peter Thiel. In the article, CounterForce takes credit for the protest with phrases "we shut down" and "we found it opportune to direct the current energy", etc. This article contains disinformation. CounterForce did not organize the protest against Thiel, and did not lead the marchers into the Wheeler Co...
Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:51PM
Berkeley: How We Shut Down Peter Thiel And Ended Up With Guns In Our Faces - by Counterforce
Please read below:
Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:24PM
An open letter to the black clothed guy who sucker-punched me at the Oakland demonstration - by hank chapot
I was sucker punched by a black-clothed white boy poseur in the Oakland march.
Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:20PM
Social Unrest in the SF Bay Area - by Anon.
News From Somewhere?
Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:59AM
Harass the Brass: how enlisted people helped to defeat the US in Vietnam - by Kevin Keating
Notes to contribute to the future collapse of the armed forces.
Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:19PM
NLG Supports Ongoing Racial Justice Protests, Decries Lack of Police Accountability - by via National Lawyers Guild, SF Chapter
The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (NLGSF) supports the right of people to take to the streets in protest of structural racism and the killing of black people. To that end, the NLGSF is organizing criminal defense for more than 350 people who have been arrested in the past 15 consecutive days of anti-police violence demonstrations. In conjunction with an activist legal support collective, the NLG has maintained a legal hotline since the protests began (415-285-10...
Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:34PM
Public Defamation by The Slingshot Newspaper - by Darin
I'm responding to Jessie Palmer, the Slingshot Newspaper's editor comments offering that I was harassing women, which I was not.
Posted: Tue Dec 9, 2014 9:57PM
An open letter to the City Council of Berkeley in response to Councilmember Linda Maio - by Steve Martinot
On Dec. 8, Councilmember Linda Maio issued a statement on the current protests calling for justice. In it, she decried the violence of the protesters. But that ignores the reason for the protests, which is police violence. So a different kind of dialogue has to be established here in Berkeley. This article, an open letter, makes certain suggestions in that direction.
Posted: Tue Dec 9, 2014 9:45AM
SPJ NorCal Responds to Reports of Police Force Used on Journalists in Berkeley - by SPJ NorCal
The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists condemns, in the strongest terms possible, the outrageous conduct of law enforcement officers who assaulted members of the media during last night’s (Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014) demonstrations in Berkeley, California.
Posted: Mon Dec 8, 2014 9:46PM
Saturday night in Berkeley - by Daniel Borgström
Dec. 6th. -- A small army of militarized police lurked in the shadows of a tree-lined residential street, ready charge out and to turn our neighborhood into a war zone, while peaceful protesters chanted, "I can't breath!" -- the last words of Eric Garner.
Posted: Mon Dec 8, 2014 4:53PM
Is KPFA now Irrelevant ? - by thomas payne
As riots erupt across the nation and in Berkeley the home of KPFA and is covered by every news outlet including MSNBC, CNN and the rest of the web but not on KPFA we need to ask is KPFA irrelevant ? KPFA seems unable to cover breaking news or be a station that truly represents our community , and instead seems more interested in creating the illusion of being a community radio station by hiring a new marketing service to sell the concept of community and authenticity. Where was KPFA when ...
Posted: Mon Dec 8, 2014 3:09AM
Arrest And Court Support Updates From Ferguson Protests In The Bay Area! - by Bay Area Anti Repression Committee
UPDATE (12/7 7pm)
Posted: Sun Dec 7, 2014 9:59PM
License Plate Scanners a Violation of the Fourth Amendment - by Holly Day
Response to an article written in the Contra Costa Times concerning the tracking of innocent civilians by police license plate scanners.
Posted: Sun Dec 7, 2014 3:50PM
Rent Scam Exposed At Oakland’s Empyrean Towers - by Lynda Carson
According to tenants, in addition to allowing ET to degenerate into slum-like conditions, real estate broker Alice Tse has been violating California Civil Code Section 1940.1 by running a rent scam on the tenants. She has unlawfully been forcing some tenants out of their housing every 21 days in an effort to maintain the occupants in a transient status. This artificially keeps the rents high, and deprives the tenants of their legal rights under state and local rent laws!
Posted: Sun Dec 7, 2014 3:38PM
Police Brutality against non violent protestors and students Berkeley, CA 12/06/2014 - by Payton
The police were attacking students. There was no violence until the police initially started beating people and shooting tear gas at non violent protesters... only after the cops initiated violence was property damage inflicted. PLEASE SPREAD THIS VIDEO AROUND SO IT WILL GO VIRAL.. IF WE TAKE BERKELEY WE TAKE THE UNITED STATES. THIS HAS NOT HAPPENED IN BERKELEY IN YEARS THIS IS VERY VERY VERY IMPORTANT. THIS IS BIGGER THAN ALL OF US... PLEASE PLAY YOUR PART!!!
Posted: Sun Dec 7, 2014 3:06PM
UC Berkeley police raid protest on 50th Anniversary of Mario Savio's speech - by Berkeley NewsWire
At 2AM, Dec 2nd - the morning of the 50th anniversary of a historic Berkeley free speech protest, a protester was removed from Wheeler Hall on UC campus. Wolfie, a houseless protester who has been assisting OccupyWheeler, was asleep inside Wheeler Hall with the supplies (art material, pamphlets, snacks). Wolfie chose to sleep indoors because of the rain and to maintain the continuity of Wheeler as an open space. At 2AM, UC Berkeley police came, and removed Wolfie from the building, without...
Posted: Wed Dec 3, 2014 12:35AM