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text Sol, not coal will loft Oakland's dole by David Giesen
The sometimes acrid confrontation of no-coal and pro-jobs-through-coal-if-necessary factions at the rally ahead of Monday's Oakland City Council hearing on coal missed an opportunity to unite in a clarion call for solar installation jobs funding through property tax overhaul.
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:22PM
video Oakland Special Meeting on Coal Tonight: Rev. Manning says, "No Coal in Oakland" (video/x-ms-wmv 76.8MB) by Jonathan Nack
Video by Jonathan Nack Reverend Laurie Manning, of the Skyline United Church of Christ spoke out against the proposed coal terminal at a rally opposing it held on Saturday.
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:33PM
calendar Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! by StrikeDebtBayArea
Mudracker's Cafe, back room 2801 Telegraph Ave Berkeley, CA 94705 USA
Event Date: Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:00PM
Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:25PM
video #ByeLibby (video/mp4 29.4MB) by Anti Police-Terror Project
2 minute video of local organizers speaking about the OPD scandal and Libby Schaaf's history of ignoring police terror in Oakland
Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:41PM
calendar No housing in People's Park! by Defend People's Park
Berkeley city council chambers 2134 MLK Way
Event Date: Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:30PM
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:07AM
audio Cat Brooks, Darwin BondGraham and Ali Winston speak about Oakland police criminal culture (audio/mpeg 13.4MB) by Democracy Now!
AMY GOODMAN: We’re joined by three guests. In San Francisco, California, we’re joined by Cat Brooks. She is an Oakland-based Black Lives Matter activist, co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project. Brooks helped organize Friday’s protest against the Oakland Police Department. In Berkeley, we’re joined by two reporters who helped break the Oakland Police Department sex crime story. Darwin BondGraham and Ali Winston are journalists with the East Bay Express.
Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:10PM
image Oakland Community: OPD Is Rotten to Its Core and Libby’s Got to Go (audio) 480_aptp-pressconf-opdcorruption_20160621_010_1.jpg original image (1600x1067) by Dave Id
On the morning of June 21, a number of Oakland community organizations came together in front of Oakland police headquarters to issue a set of demands in response to the ever-growing list of OPD crimes and cover-ups which have been exposed recently. The Anti Police-Terror Project and allies issued four demands: community-controlled policing; the defunding of OPD and investment in the community; the child sexual exploitation scandal be addressed in a meaningful way; and the resignation of May...
Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:48PM
audio Darwin BondGraham & Ali Winston Discuss Their Oakland Police Investigation, Firing of Sean Whent (audio/mpeg 32.6MB) by UpFront, KPFA
Since this program was recorded, within a week of the firing of chief Sean Whent (on June 10), Oakland police have churned through two more, interim chief Ben Fairow (June 10 - June 15) and acting chief Paul Figueroa (June 15 - June 17). City Administrator Sabrina Landreth was then appointed by Mayor Libby Schaaf to oversee the department, and on June 20, deputy chief David Downing was named acting assistant chief. More and more crimes and corruption of Oakland police continue to be exposed.
Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:33PM
calendar No Coal in Oakland Rally 480_ban-coal_1.jpg original image (1279x560) by No Coal in Oakland
Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant/Frank Ogawa Plaza (14th St Bart)
Event Date: Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:00PM
Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:07AM
video Cat Brooks at OPD headquarters protest (video) (video/mp4 8.0MB) by Community READY Corps
At the banner drop protest on June 17, Anti Police-Terror Project's Cat Brooks answers the question, "Does this scandal undermine all the progress the Oakland Police Department has made in the past few years?"
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:23AM
text Oakland cops target the African American community by Lynda Carson
According to a Stanford study, African American men were more likely to be handcuffed during a stop (1 out of 4 times) than whites (1 out of 15 times), excluding arrests. African American men were also more likely to be searched (1 in 5 times vs. 1 in 20 times for whites), though officers were no more likely to make a recovery from those searches. African American men were more likely to be arrested after a stop by police –1 in every 6 vs. 1 in 14 for white men.
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:05PM
image Oakland Police Rocked by One Scandal After Another 480_acting_chief_paul_figueroa_pr_photo_1.jpg original image (336x446) by Jonathan Nack
Photo: Newly appointed Acting Oakland Police Chief Paul Figueroa. In 2011, Figueroa, then a Captain, was the commanding officer who gave the order that resulted in the shooting, and near killing, of Marine Veteran Scott Olsen during an Occupy Oakland Protest. Oakland paid $4.5 Million to settle a lawsuit brought by Olsen in 2014.
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:33AM
calendar Stop Urban Shield Town Hall 480_13240149_695162697327630_5734561361251379108_n_1_1_1.jpg original image (960x640) by Stop Urban Shield Coalition
East Bay Media Center 1939 Addison St, Berkeley, California 94704 (Near intersection of Addison and Milvia)
Event Date: Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:30PM
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:50PM
text Three Little Scams: Manipulating the Housing Crisis by Steve Martinot
City councils think that they are dealing with the housing crisis by requiring inclusion of affordable housing units in buildings composed of market rate units. Their attempts violate the class composition of this area. They ignore the salient factors of corporate economics. And they pretend that affordable housing units are just another form of market rate housing. Thus, they hide from the real problem, state laws which violate and obviate the democratic needs of the cities, and which need t...
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:16PM
text Lies the Lobbyists in Berkeley Tell You by Berkeley Anonymous
There are 2 main lobbyist groups influencing Berkeley city council to vote in favor of big developers. Historical, social, and environmental considerations raised by Berkeley citizens are ignored by the majority of city council, in favor of expensive housing projects that are financially out of reach of low income residents. "Livable Berkeley" and "East Bay Forward" use dishonest rhetoric and social media trolling so developers can make big gains. The lobbyist are bolstered by "Berkeleysid...
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:35AM
image To the Oakland City Council: Let The People Vote! let-the-people-vote-sticker.jpg by Oakland Justice Coalition
Three measures were endorsed by the Oakland Justice Coalition, a community-led project designed to bring radical groups together to make real change through the ballot box. We decided to endorse these measures because they directly address three of the biggest challenges facing Oakland residents today: rising rents, police violence, and economic injustice.
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:22PM
calendar Stop the #SantaRitaJailFail 480_care-not-cages_1.jpg original image (5100x3300) by Tash Nguyen
County Building 1221 Oak St., Oakland, CA
Event Date: Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:30AM
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:17PM
image N. CA Carpenters UBC Oppose Sale Of Adams Middle School To Ron Beller/Caliber Charter 480_adams_middle_school_1.jpg original image (4032x3024) by Labor Video Project
The Northern California District Council of Carpenters has opposed the non-union charter school operator and hedge fund speculator Ron Beller's purchase of the 6 acre Richmond WCCCSD Adams Middle School for $60,000. Beller who helped blow up the world economy with the Peloton Fund in 2008 now is speculating on privatizing the public school system. He wanted the UBC to make a contribution to his non-union Caliber charter school.
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:23PM
text As Warriors prepare to celebrate, City of Oakland prepares to evict several more homeless. by Draymon Green in exile
As Warriors prepare to celebrate, City of Oakland prepares to evict several more homeless.
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:42AM
audio California Greens kick off registration and re-registration drive (audio/mpeg 3.4MB) by KPFA Weekend News/Ann Garrison
Thirty-two thousand members of the California Green Party, roughly 30% of its members, re-registered this year, presumably to vote for Bernie Sanders in the state’s Democratic primary. The Peace and Freedom Party, the other left party whose name appears on California ballots, lost 7,000 registered voters, or 9% of its membership. This week California Greens kicked off a drive to re-register former Greens and register those newly disaffected with the Democratic Party.
Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:07AM