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imageFighting Privatization & Union Busting Charters In Oakland OEA Strike On Day 2
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by Labor Video Project
On the second day of the Oakland Education Association strike, thousands of teachers, service workers, parents and students rallied against charters and privatization. They marched to the office of Go Public charter school operation which is a laundering operation of the billionairs pushing charters and funding pro-privatization candidates....
Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:28PM
image"When We Fight We Win!" Thousands Of Oakland OEA Teachers With SEIU 1021 Workers Strike
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by Labor Video Project
Thousands of OEA members and SEIU 1021 members struck on February 21, 2019 and were joined by parents and students. They are fighting for living wages, decent conditions and against privatization....
Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:56AM
imageSupport Oakland Teachers! For a General Strike to Defend Education!
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by WSWS Teacher Newsletter (Repost)
The miserable state of public education in California, which is 43rd in the nation in per pupil spending, underscores the need for struggle against capitalism and the horrific levels of social inequality it creates....
Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:24AM
imagePowerful Support for Oakland Teachers’ Strike
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by Jonathan Burleigh (WSWS Repost)
The strike is the latest in a wave of walkouts by teachers, which began exactly a year ago in West Virginia. In every case, teachers are fighting over the same issues and facing the same enemies: decades of defunding, falling living standards, punitive evaluation schemes to scapegoat teachers, and a bipartisan drive to close public schools and expand for-profit charter schools....
Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:17AM
videoDay One of Oakland Teachers' Strike: School Picket Lines & Message from Keith Brown (video/mp4 1.4MB) by OEA
Teachers and allies were out by 6:30am on Day One, picketing in front of schools across Oakland. At at Manzanita Community School, teachers chanted: "Get up, get down, Oakland is a union town! Hey, hey, ho, ho, where did all the money go?"...
Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:02AM
videoDay One of Oakland Teachers' Strike: Rally at City Hall (video/mp4 4.8MB) by APTP
Keith Brown, OEA president: "When we strike, we win!...
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:19PM
audioOakland Teachers on Strike: Stakeholder Voices on the Struggle (audio/mpeg 137.3MB) by Upfront, KPFA
Today, we bring you a full two hours on the Oakland teachers strike....
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:52PM
calendarJoin us at the Oakland teacher's picket line!
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by APTP
Priority Schools (map here): Ralph J Bunche High School (West Oakland - 1240 18th Street) Prescott Elementary (West Oakland - 920 Campbell Street) McClymonds High School (Off San Pablo and 27th - 2608 Myrtle Street) Hoover Elementary (Off San Pablo & 33rd St - 890 Brockhurst Street) Piedmont Elementary (Piedmont - 4314 Piedmont Avenue) Downtown Admin Building (Downtown - 1000 Broadway) Lakeview Admin Building (Lake Merritt - 746 Grand Ave) Bella Vista (Lake Merritt - 1025 East 28th ...
Event Date: Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:30AM
Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:57PM
textUrban Shield may end on February 26 .... with your help! by Oakland Privacy
Since 2013, the Bay Area has been trying to transform Urban Shield from a highly militarized SWAT competition and weapons expo into a community-focused safety and resilence exercise. And now we are almost there....
Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:47PM
calendarRally for U.S. Hands Off Venezuela by IAC/Spring Action Coalition
Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland....
Event Date: Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:00PM
Posted: Fri Feb 8, 2019 6:05PM
calendarU.S. Hands Off Venezuela Rally
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by Communist Workers League
Lake Merritt Columns (aka Pergula or Pillars) 599 El Embarcadero Oakland, CA 94610...
Event Date: Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:00PM
Posted: Fri Feb 8, 2019 9:47AM
calendarRally to Call on Oakland City Council to Support Oakland Teachers by dsa
Oscar Grant Plaza (Frank H. Ogawa Plaza) in front of Oakland City Hall 1 Frank H Ogawa Plz, Oakland, CA, 94612...
Event Date: Tue Feb 5, 2019 4:30PM
Posted: Mon Feb 4, 2019 3:04PM
textUCPD's malice towards People's Park protesters by Observer
UC Berkeley displayed malice and cruelty to the People's Park protesters, whose personal belongings were seized during a police raid on the Park back on January 15th. [This article is not written by a member of the People's Park protest, but by an outside observer.]...
Posted: Sun Feb 3, 2019 11:40AM
imageBlast from the Past: SF Bay Guardian "Best of the Bay" Awards for Indybay
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by Dave Id
"Best of the Bay" awards for the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay) in the early 2000s included "Local Hero" and "Best Way to Find Out If Your Friend's Affinity Group Got Busted."...
Posted: Sat Feb 2, 2019 2:38PM
imageOakland Agrees to Name Road in Honor of Oscar Grant, Now Up to BART
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by Oakland Post
BART to consider naming Fruitvale Station side street "Oscar Grant Way" at Board of Directors meeting on February 14....
Posted: Sat Feb 2, 2019 1:14PM
calendarUrban Shield Fate to be Decided at Alameda County Board of Sups by Media Alliance
Alameda County Administration Building, 5th Floor 1221 Oak St., Oakland, CA...
Event Date: Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:00AM
Posted: Fri Feb 1, 2019 3:36PM
imageRemembering Sahleem Tindle
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by Sarah Carpenter, Oakland Post
Family holds anniversary vigil and protest, shutting down West Oakland BART...
Posted: Fri Feb 1, 2019 3:18PM
imageUrban Shield Committee approves recs to exclude SWAT, focus on de-escalation and disaster response
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by Stop Urban Shield Coalition
Replacing Urban Shield: County Committee approves recommendations to exclude SWAT, focus on de-escalation and community preparedness in future Bay Area disaster response programs...
Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:40PM
imageStop OUSD from voting to close "Roots" Middle School!
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by Mike Hutchinson
The Oakland School Board has just scheduled a special meeting (less than 72 hours notice) for 6pm on Monday with only one item on the agenda, a final vote in the closure of ROOTS Middle School. The school board can not be allowed to displace our students and families from their neighborhood school. We are asking everyone to help, even if you don’t live in Oakland....
Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:26AM
imageAFGE Workers With Airline Workers & Labor Protest At Oakland Airport End The Shutdowns
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by Labor Video Project
AFGE Federal workers including TSA, Coast Guard and EPA rallied at the Oakland airport along with airline workes and labor to protest the government shutdown....
Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:33PM