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Anti-Imperialist, Anti-Capitalist Hoodie & Hijab March in Oakland, 10/7/12: photos
by Dave Id
Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:01 PM
Directly after the Decolonize the New World 2012 Afghans for Peace rally in Oscar Grant plaza on the 11th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan and Indigenous People's Day (Columbus Day), up to 200 demonstrators marched through downtown Oakland for just under an hour. In the course of the march, while a sound system boomed and anti-war chants rang out, windows were broken, ATMs were smashed, and paint went up. Targets included numerous banks, a credit union, AC Transit, AT&T, the Oakland Tribune, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Sears, the Uptown Apartments, Rudy's Can't Fail, Oakland city hall, Oakland police department Internal Affairs, and more. The tires of one to two dozen relatively high-end vehicles were popped. The march returned to the plaza where it began and demonstrators dispersed of their own accord without confrontations with police or arrests.
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[Pictured above: With Oakland city hall in the background, "All Our Ancestors Killed Colonizers" banner leads march out of plaza.]



The march generated heated discussion and debate amongst radical and liberal activists in the week that followed. Many objected to the property destruction all together. Others objected to the choice of some of the targets, such as the credit union, crowded bars along the southern end of Telegraph Avenue, and people's personal cars. One of the main themes of those objecting was that the actions were counter-productive to recruitment for a wider movement against militarism and capitalist oppression. Some justified the targets chosen, at least most of them, as fair game in the fight against violent oppression at home and abroad.



Afghans for Peace Rally on the 11th Anniversary of the Afghanistan War, Oakland, 10/7/12: video & photos
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/10/15/18723770.php



For more information on the West Coast Anti-Colonial, Anti-Capitalist actions:
§Chase bank at 14th Street & Broadway
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:01 PM
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§Chase bank
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:01 PM
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§Pig on 14th Street
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:01 PM
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§ACAB marching up Franklin Street
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:01 PM
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§AC Transit on Franklin Street
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:01 PM
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§AC Transit
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:01 PM
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§AT&T
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:01 PM
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§Alliant Credit Union
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:01 PM
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§Union Bank
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:01 PM
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§In Observance of Columbus Day
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:01 PM
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§Broken hammer on the sidewalk at Franklin & 20th Streets
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:01 PM
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§California Bank at Franklin & 20th
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:01 PM
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§California Bank
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:01 PM
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§California Bank
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:01 PM
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§Oakland Tribune's new office on 20th Street
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:01 PM
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§Oakland Tribune
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:01 PM
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§Discarded hammer in the street
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:01 PM
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§Sears display window at 20th Street & Telegraph Avenue
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:01 PM
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§Turning down Telegraph Avenue past Sears
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:26 PM
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§Gentry @ at the Uptown Apartments on Telegraph Avenue
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:26 PM
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§Die Yuppies at the Uptown Apartments
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:26 PM
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§Fuck Yuppies
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:26 PM
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§Fence surrounding lot at at the Uptown Apartments pushed over
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:26 PM
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Occupy Oakland Takes New Park at 19th Street and Telegraph, 11/19/11: video & photos
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/11/19/18700244.php
§Our Town at the Uptown Apartments
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:26 PM
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Unsure if this is new or old graffiti
§Rudy's Can't Fail on Telegraph Avenue
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:26 PM
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§Old Obama headquarters on Telegraph Avenue still a target
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:26 PM
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After having been hit with occupations and broken windows repeatedly over the past year, Obama's Oakland headquarters has moved to a new non-storefront location nearby.

Undocumented students occupy Obama's Oakland headquarters
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/06/14/18715470.php?show_comments=1#18715472

Free Bradley Manning Action Takes Obama's Oakland Headquarters
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/08/18/18719821.php
§Palestinian flag as march returns to plaza on 14th Street
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:26 PM
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§City Hall windows
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:26 PM
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§Main entrance to Oakland city hall
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:26 PM
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§Oakland police department Internal Affairs offices
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:26 PM
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Windows have boards permanently after numerous past window smashes.
§and live happy in Oakland
by Dave Id Monday Oct 15th, 2012 1:26 PM
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Should have burned down the banksAnarchistTuesday Oct 16th, 2012 9:13 PM
Retired Union WorkerRetired Union WorkerTuesday Oct 16th, 2012 5:49 PM
Why Rudy's?anonymousTuesday Oct 16th, 2012 5:32 PM
I can answer why SearsdeanosorTuesday Oct 16th, 2012 9:39 AM
Think It OverOakland OccupantTuesday Oct 16th, 2012 6:40 AM
Why AC Transit and the credit union?deanosorTuesday Oct 16th, 2012 12:56 AM