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Oakland Parker Elementary School Occupation, Charters, SLAP, OEA/CTA, Privatization & Guns

by Labor Video Project
Parents, students, teachers and community members have occupied Oakland Parker Elementary school to stop it's closure. The OUSD board has voted to close Parker and 10 other schools while opening and expanding charters.
Parents, students and community members have occupied the Parkers Elementary school which is to be close by the Oakland School board along with 11 other schools.

An OEA teacher Gregorio Gutierrez and a school resource worker Timothy Killins talk about the occupation of the Parker Elementary in Oakland school district. It was occupied by students, parents with the support of teachers and the community on Wednesday May 25, 2022.
They also discussed the systemic racism, charters, privatization and the role of schools that are fighting the attacks.. Also discussed was the failure of the OEA/CTA leadership to organize a fight against closures and also unite districts throughout the state who face similar attack.

Also Gregorio Gutierrez who is a teacher and former US Marine who served in Iraq talks about the massacres, guns and arming teachers as well as profiteering by the gun industry.

This interview was done on 5/28/22 on community

Additional Media:
"We Are Defending Our Kids" Voices At Oakland Parker Elementary School Occupation
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East Bay Trade Unionists Oppose Port Privatization of Howard Terminal For Billionaire GAP A's Stadium

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STOP FCMAT Attack On Oakland Public Schools! OEA, Community & Pols Oppose $90 M In Cuts By Thurmond

Oakland ILWU & OEA, Students & Community Rally To Stop Privatization & Union Busting From The Port To The Schools!

NO Public Money To A's Billionaire Owner John Fisher For Stadium In Port Of Oakland

No Public Money For GAP/A's Billionaire Owner John Fisher' Stadium! ILWU Members & Community Rally & Speak Out

IT'S WAR! The Fight To Stop School Closures In Oakland As Hundreds Rally and March

Build The A’s Stadium In Pacific Heights! Labor Day Rally At Billionaire GAP A's John Fisher's Mansion

Fisher, STOP THE GREED! ILWU 10 & Community Activists Speak Out To Protest Port Theft Privatization

No Excuses Schools: Bad Theory Created KIPP by Amateurs & Backed By SF Billionaire GAP A’s Fisher Family

Oakland Port Privatization Scam By Billionaire John Fisher, Demos & Union Bureaucrats

Who's Selling Whom? The A's Stadium, The Destruction of Howard Terminal In The Port Of Oakland & The Battle In Labor

"It's Insane!" ILWU Longshore Workers & Truckers Challenge Oakland A's Billionaire Owner John Fisher’s Land Grab Of Howard Terminal

Additional Information:
Labor Video Project
§The Color Of School Closures
by Labor Video Project
The shutdown of public schools in Black and Brown working class communities is happening nationally and part of the fight at the Parker Elementary School in Oakland.
§Students Doing Art Work At The Occupied School
by Labor Video Project
Students were doing art work during the occupation. The closure of the school would attack the most important center for the community and is being pushed by developers who want the land for million dollar homes. The expansion of charters and privatization pushed by the Democratic Party is escalating in Oakland and statewide said participants.
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