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image Bye Libby — Freedom Now Banner Hang at Oakland City Hall 480_freedomnow-byelibby-oakland_20160721_006_1.jpg by Dave Id
Following the recent wave of demonstrations nationwide after the police murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, a call went out for Freedom Now protests on July 21 targeting the support infrastructure for police oppression, especially police "unions" for their constant and unequivocal defense of cops accused of brutality. In Oakland, while speakers were addressing a rally in Oscar Grant plaza, activists with ladders hung a large banner between the two primary columns at the main entra...
Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:09PM
image Young Freedom Now Activists Build Altar for Stolen Lives and March in Oakland 480_freedomnow-children-oakland_20160721_001_1.jpg by Dave Id
Following the recent wave of demonstrations nationwide after the police murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, a call went out for Freedom Now protests on July 21 targeting the support infrastructure for police oppression, especially police "unions" for their constant and unequivocal defense of cops accused of brutality. In Oakland, a Black Lives Matter event for children was held at Oscar Grant plaza, followed by a march and rally....
Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:37PM
image Native American Civil Rights Leaders Seek Justice for the Murder of Slain Family member 480_press_release_for_una_lakota_gall_brightman_july_27_2016_1.jpg by United Native Americans
We Invite Members of the Press to Our Press Conference which will be held At 8:30am until 8:45am infront of the Superior Court of California County of Contra County A.F. Bray Courthouse located at 1020 Ward Street Martinez, CA 94553...
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:29AM
image Freedom Now Demonstrators Lock Down at Oakland Police Headquarters 480_freedomnow-opd-oakland_20160721_001_1.jpg by Dave Id
A call went out for Freedom Now protests on July 21 targeting the support infrastructure for police oppression, especially police "unions" for their constant and unequivocal defense of cops accused of brutality. Lockdowns and demonstrations kicked off across the country a day early, on July 20, and the Oakland Police Officers' Association was shut down with U-locks, chains, and the bodies of committed activists. On July 21, another group used their own bodies and chains to lock down two doo...
Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:00PM
image Freedom Now Demonstrators Shut Down Oakland Police Officers' Association Office (video) 480_freedomnow-opoa-oakland_20160720_001_1.jpg by Dave Id
Following the recent wave of demonstrations nationwide after the police murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, a call went out for Freedom Now protests on July 21 targeting the support infrastructure for police oppression, especially police "unions" for their constant and unequivocal defense of cops accused of brutality. In Oakland, the offices of the Oakland Police Officer's Association were shut down....
Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:18PM
image Recall of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Underway with High Level of Discontent in City (video) 480_recalllibbyschaaf-announcement_20160711_003_1.jpg by Dave Id
In front of Oakland City Hall on July 11, Leigh Davenport of the Anti Police-Terror Project announced community activists' intention to recall Mayor Libby Schaaf. Primary among the concerns cited as cause for Schaaf's removal from office are her failures: 1) to address the massive displacement of long-time Oakland residents; 2) to support local youth and job centers; and 3) to hold Oakland police accountable for corruption, sexual exploitation, and those they've killed. Also referenced was ...
Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:19PM
image Tell Oakland City Council: Let the Cops be the Bad Guys coalitionforpoliceaccountability_150x150.png by Coalition for Police Accountability
Contact your city council members!! Ask them to reject the City Attorney's advice and include the part that allows the police commission to impose discipline on officers that have engaged in misconduct....
Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:58PM
image Libby Schaaf Takes Credit for California $15 Minimum Wage with Billboard Tribute to Herself 480_libbyschaaf-15minimumwage-billboard_20160515_001_1.jpg by Dave Id
On April 3, 2016, a $15 minimum wage was signed into law in California, gradually raising the minimum wage from the current $10/hour to $15/hour by 2022. The same day, a similar law was signed in New York state. Based on the huge billboard in her honor that was seen high above San Pablo Avenue in May, one would be led to believe that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf single-handedly fought against all odds to bring an increased minimum wage to fruition. Apparently, workers themselves deserve no cr...
Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:06PM
image Killer Cop Training - Coming Soon to the Bay Area. calibre-press-bullet-logo.jpg by r2d2
Police training by a private company trains them to shoot zeroth, worry about it later....
Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:43AM
image Oakland City Attorney Advises Gutting Police Commission coalitionforpoliceaccountability_150x150.png by Coalition for Police Accountability
City Attorney Gives Commission Away to OPOA...
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:27PM
image #FreedomNow: Global Call to Action 7.21 freedom_now.png by ACLU of Northern California
The ACLU of Northern California supports the Movement for Black Lives and the collective #FreedomNow actions taking place globally on Thursday, July 21....
Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:01PM
document Labor Working to Undermine Strong Civilian Police Oversight in Oakland [Updated] revised_7_8_16_oakland__council_police_commission.pdf_140_.jpg by Dave Id
A November 2016 ballot measure for a new Oakland Police Commission is expected to be finalized and approved by the Oakland City Council at their meeting on July 19. The measure, originally proposed by the Coalition for Police Accountability and since taken up by the City Council, continues to be watered down further and further. Local non-police unions have turned out to be one of the most vociferous opponents to strong civilian police oversight in Oakland, even though police "unions" such ...
Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:20PM
image Oakland Police Headquarters Banner Hang: OPD Guilty of Human Trafficking & Statutory Rape 480_oaklandpoliceguiltybanner_20160617_001_1.jpg by Dave Id
On June 17, community activists fed up with the mounting revelations of crimes and coverups by Oakland police protested at OPD headquarters, hanging a banner between two flagpoles....
Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:44PM
calendar Hayward BBQ: A Day to Remember Nate Greer and All Our Loved Ones Killed by Police 480_justice_for_james_nate_greer_1.jpg by Annie
Birchfield Park Santa Clara St & Elmhurst St Hayward, CA 94544...
Event Date: Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:00PM
Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:08PM
image Sacramento Activists Hold Vigil to Remember 47 Killed in Lac-Mégantic 480_raging_grannies_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“We can stop these oil trains if we organize and get people involved,” said Esteban Hernandez of the Sac Activist School. “We can win this battle.” The Raging Grannnies sing their songs against fracking and oil trains at the vigil remembering the 47 people killed in Canada in the Lac-Mégantic Disaster on July 6, 2013. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:23PM
audio White Supremacy Grows in Northern California (audio/mpeg 8.5mb) by UpFront, KPFA
UpFront examines the white supremacist movement in Northern California and across the United States, especially regarding the events of June 26 when antifascists shut down a planned Nazi rally at the State Capital building in Sacramento. Host Cat Brooks speaks with Cedric O’Bannon, an independent reporter and organizer who was stabbed in Sacramento; B, an anti-racist, antifa organizer; and David Neiwart of the Southern Poverty Law Center....
Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:00PM
video APTP Announces Oakland Police Whistleblower Hotline (video/mp4 101.4mb) by Dave Id
On July 11, Dan Siegel, legal counsel for the Anti Police-Terrorism Project, announced a new hotline for Oakland police and city workers to blow the whistle on OPD corruption, misconduct, and predatory policing....
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:42PM
image The Time to Act is Now for Strong Police Accountability in Oakland coalitionforpoliceaccountability_150x150.png by Coalition for Police Accountability
For the past thirteen years, Oakland taxpayers have spent OVER $30 MILLION on Federal oversight of the Police Department because rogue police officers profiled, harassed, abused, and planted drugs on hundreds of Black people in our city. As you know, OPD corruption and coverups continue to this day. A critical vote to make police accountability a reality in Oakland will be held July 19 when a ballot measure for a new Oakland Police Commission is scheduled to be finalized by the City Council...
Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:19PM
video Oakland 880 Shutdown: Reverend Ben McBride Speaks Out from the Freeway (video) (video/mp4 197.9mb) by Dave Id
Locking arms with allied clergy across Interstate 880, Reverend Ben McBride speaks out against police violence and corruption, issuing demands to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley. To the Oakland police department, he says, if you refuse to do what is right, through the power of non-violent direct action, we will pull down your department brick by brick....
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:30PM
image Oakland Shuts Down I-880 for Alton Sterling and Philando Castile 480_oakland_altonsterling-philandocastile_20160707_001_1.jpg by Dave Id
The back to back caught-on-video police murders of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge on July 5 and Philando Castile in St. Paul on July 6 kicked off a new wave of Black Lives Matter protests across the country. The people of Baton Rouge and St. Paul have been protesting daily since the killings. Solidarity actions have been held in New York, Chicago, Norfolk, Tampa, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, and numerous other cities. Several freeways have been shut down. Hundreds have been physically att...
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:01AM