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Update on the People’s Library in Fruitvale
Jaime Omar Yassin
In a historic precedent, Oakland activists took over an old abandoned library in the East Oakland district known as the "Murder Dubbs". Despite a rousing and fantastic welcome from a neighborhood struggling against an onslaught of social and infrastructural crisis, several dozen police and squad cars were dispatched by the city in a midnight raid that tossed out the new librarians. That was only the beginning of the story, however, and as the city may soon find, it's bitten off more than it may be able to chew in this unique and ground-breaking activist community alliance and action.

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