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Anonymous
3 years ago
All Over the USA and Out in the Streets in Solidarity With Occupy Oakland - Wednesday, November 2nd -Take Action-Pass It on


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NOV 2, Nationwide, Occupy Oakland, Solidarit, Peaceful Protest., Police Abuse, police brutality, 1st Amendment violated, community groups, unions, anti-war groups, all progressive organizations, vets, individuals, OWS please share & re post )
Kenny - 5 hours ago - bailoutpeople.org

In response to the violent repression, which included the use of tear gas, guns that use incapacitating bean bags, batons and the arrests of over 85 protesters,come take to the streets in solidarity Defend Oakland! Defend all the occupations everywhere!
3 years ago

Noted-

 

 

City Spent Millions to Attack Occupy Oakland

http://www.care2.com/causes/city-spends-millions-to-attack-occupy-oakland-photos.html

Anonymous
3 years ago

crazy...unlike this city who is working with protesters and helping them

 

 

Orange County Accepts Occupy Tents As Free Speech


Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/orange-county-accepts-occupy-tents-as-free-speech.html#ixzz1cE1VBCxg

Anonymous
3 years ago

Why I Got Tear Gassed at Occupy Oakland



love what she says at the end of this...
3 years ago
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OAKLAND: Occupy Protesters Rally Around Wounded Iraq Vet
OAKLAND: Occupy Protesters Rally Around Wounded Iraq Vet

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Occupy Wall Street, activism, usa, politics, news, ethics, freedoms, media, economy )

Cal
- 1 day ago - apnews.excite.com
Veering around police barricades, anti-Wall Street protesters held a late-night march through Oakland streets, a day after one of their number - an Iraq War veteran - was left in critical condition with a fractured skull following a clash with police.
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3 years ago

In Denver Today
Police shot Mace and Pepper spray at Demonstrators On News @ 10:10 PM EST

Anonymous
VIDEO: Michael Moore
3 years ago

Anonymous
3 years ago

at this point the cops should be just trying to keep calm and protect our rights to a peaceful protest. they are  victims of budget cuts and losing thier jobs too...

Anonymous
Michael Moore on Anderson Cooper Live from Occupy Oakland (10/28/11)
3 years ago

Anonymous
Egyptian Protesters March in Support of Occupy Oakland
3 years ago

from the article:

 

Occupy Wall Street was unequivocally influenced by the Egyptian uprising, but yesterday the citizens in Tahrir Square flipped the script: a group of protesters, dismayed by the police brutality California protesters were met with this week, marched in solidarity with Occupy Oakland.

 

read more...

 

 

http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/687291/egyptian_protesters_march_in_support_of_occupy_oakland/

 

...the shot heard round the world.

 

thank you egypt.

Anonymous
3 years ago

thanks for the vids Mama !

Anonymous
3 years ago

Marine Says Oakland Used Crowd Control Methods That Are Prohibited In War Zones

 

from the article:

 

How did a cop who is supposed to have training on his weapon system accidentally SHOOT someone in the head with a 40mm gas canister? Simple. He was aiming at him.

 

This post was modified from its original form on 29 Oct, 21:42



This post was modified from its original form on 29 Oct, 21:42
3 years ago

Occupy Oakland seeks strike after Scott Olsen injury

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15481506

Activists taking part in the the Occupy Oakland protests have called for a general strike in the city.

 

The call to strike on 2 November emerged as protesters gathered late on Wednesday, one day after clashes with police left an Iraq veteran badly hurt.

On Tuesday evening police used tear gas and baton rounds to force protesters to leave their camp. Many have now called for the mayor of Oakland to resign.

Occupy Wall Street protests are now in their sixth week.

Occupy Richmond got bulldozed, and hardly anyone noticed
3 years ago

I saw this story on Care2 in the morning, and saw another one but cannot find it now.  I have hardly seen any coverage of this story whatsoever.

3 years ago

Thanks for posting this

3 years ago
Witness to the 'Occupy Oakland' Assault
19 min ago
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One week ago, Oakland authorities – citing safety hazards from an “Occupy” encampment – unleashed a predawn police raid to drive the protesters from a plaza. City officials called the action necessary, but a local security guard emerged to tell Dennis Bernstein a very different story. . .


http://consortiumnews.com/2011/11/01/witness-to-the-occupy-oakland-assault/


http://archives.kpfa.org/data/20111031-Mon1700.mp3


http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/74680

3 years ago
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"Occupy Oakland" Strike Gains Big Labor Support
"Occupy Oakland" Strike Gains Big Labor Support
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: elections, ethics, freedoms, media, politics, propaganda )

John
- 1 hour ago - cbsnews.com
the city's police union in an open letter Tuesday slammed Mayor Jean Quan for her "flip-flop" stance on the city's Occupy Wall Street protests
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3 years ago

 

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Occupy Oakland Attempts to Shut Down City With America's First General Strike in 65 Years | Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Oakland Attempts to Shut Down City With America's First General Strike in 65 Years | Occupy Wall Street

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, oakland, occupy oakland, general strike )


- 5 hours ago - alternet.org
Today, Occupy Oakland may just pull off a feat that appeared all but impossible a few days ago. If they do, it will represent a dramatic escalation of the movement's tactics.
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Anonymous
3 years ago

Protesters rally in Oakland, shut port operations

 

from the article:

 

"Thousands of protesters shut down operations at Oakland's port and blocked traffic on Wednesday to rally against economic inequality and police brutality in demonstrations marred by scattered vandalism."

 

read more...

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/03/us-usa-protests-oakland-idUSTRE7A06KH20111103

 

 

___

 

very nice, they seem to be gaining even more momentum

Anonymous
3 years ago

That's huge, actually, if they can shut down commodity shipments for even 1 hour means big demurrage fees.

" demurrage - a charge required as compensation for the delay of a ship or freight car or other cargo beyond its scheduled time of departure
charge - the price charged for some article or service; "the admission charge"

Anonymous
3 years ago

Mercedes hits 2 Occupy Oakland protesters

 

from the article:

 

"

(11-02) 22:21 PDT OAKLAND -- A car struck two Occupy Oakland protesters tonight as they marched with a crowd along Broadway, and an angry mob surrounded the car as emergency workers tended to the injured.

The driver, who was not identified, sat in his silver Mercedes-Benz sedan after the 7:30 p.m. incident while hundreds of people screamed at him through his closed windows.

Police arrived, questioned the driver and several witnesses, then let the driver leave the scene at 11th and Broadway in his car. Most of the officers on scene were BART police.

Anonymous
3 years ago

ye H, im begining to think the city of oakland is going to get its ass handed to them

3 years ago

The teamsters actually managed to shut down the port during the day.  The protesters moved in to prevent the night shift from working.

 

Some of the banks were putting plywood up in their windows out of fear of their windows being smashed.

3 years ago
US Occupy protesters clash with police at Oakland port.



Riot police have clashed with demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street group at one of America's busiest ports, Oakland in California.

Police fired tear gas as some of the protesters lit a fire and threw stones and bottles at officers.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15568057

3 years ago

Thanks Ken - hard to know sometimes if the protestors start the violence ar police undercover infiltrate the protestors and start the violence like they did in Seattle during G2o.

OWS Oakland
3 years ago

Apparently some of the protesters (I use that word lightly) threw molitov cocktails, bottles, rocks, sticks, etc. at the police. They broke windows in Wells Fargo and elsewhere, some businesses were shut down completely. This is NOT the way to get our point across. Some of them are what I call "serial protesters" they appear at any event and protester whatever. They do and will continue to make a bad name for those of us who want to peacefully protest. I am behind OWS, have gone to Walnut Creek, California, but cannot condone what some of them did last night.

Anonymous
3 years ago

agreed Carlene really disheartening to see this behavior. it cripples us.

3 years ago

agree with Carlene and Victoria, this is not the way

3 years ago

I tend to agree with Val and Michael Moore who caution to question whether or not the violence is being committed by infiltrators from the police or right wing. Some Tea Party types have already admitted they have joined the OWS movement and we all know their verbal rhetoric has called for violence if they didn't get their way. Violence and destroying property is not how we win this war. We have the numbers and that means, unlike the Tea Party who don't, we don't need to resort to violence and vandalism to win.

3 years ago


November 3, 2011 at 7:00pm

 

An overflow crowd is expected when the Oakland City Council meets tonight to consider a resolution supporting Occupy Oakland. A wideranging public debate is likely in the wake of yesterday's general strike and the nighttime clashes with police. KPFA's will join the meeting in progress with a live broadcast beginning at 7 pm.


http://archives.kpfa.org/data/20111103-Thu1900.mp3


http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/74786

 

 

3 years ago

Thanks Ken~

 

I agree with you 100% Ralph. I have been to a few of these protests and the people are not violent {although the police often are}. There in no benefit to violence and everyone is asserting their right to Assembly Peacefully.. so becoming violent would only destroy the movement. So? Why would the protesters destroy the movement?????

 

THEY WOULDNT! But the Right Wing would, as they continue to try to paint the protesters as violent, hippie, drug addicted, disease carring bongo players!

 

 

Right Wing Media Infiltrates Occupy Wall Street to Discredit It

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/right-wing-media-infiltrates-occupy-wall-street-to-discredit-it.html#ixzz1cf66kXvW

 

 

Anonymous
Army veteran injured in Oakland clashes with police
3 years ago

from the article:

 

"

(Reuters) - A former U.S. Army Ranger and Occupy Oakland protester was in intensive care on Friday after a veterans group said he was beaten by police during clashes with demonstrators this week.

The veteran, identified as Kayvan Sabeghi, was the second former American serviceman during the past two weeks to be badly hurt in confrontations between anti-Wall Street protesters and police in Oakland.

The group Iraq Veterans Against the War said Sabeghi was detained during disturbances that erupted late on Wednesday in downtown Oakland and was charged with resisting arrest and remaining present at the place of a riot.

Highland General Hospital confirmed that Sabeghi was a patient in the intensive care unit there.

Brian Kelly, who co-owns a brew pub with Sabeghi, said his business partner served as an Army Ranger in Iraq and Afghanistan. He said Sabeghi told him he was arrested and beaten by a group of policemen as he was leaving the protest to go home.

"He told me he was in the hospital with a lacerated spleen and that the cops had jumped him," Kelly said. "They put him in jail, and he told them he was injured, and they denied him medical treatment for about 18 hours."

The Oakland Police Department did not immediately return calls seeking comment. Sabeghi's name was listed by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office as one of more than 100 people arrested that night.

The veterans group said in a statement that police struck Sabeghi with nightsticks on his hands, shoulders, ribs and back, and that in addition to a lacerated spleen he suffered from internal bleeding."

 

read more...

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/04/us-protests-oakland-veteran-idUSTRE7A37A820111104

 

those injuries are a result of intentional brutality. that is indefensible.

3 years ago

This is shameful!

3 years ago

The fact that he was denied treatment is unconsionable as well.  I am becoming more and more convinced that there is a large cohort of sadists within the ranks of the police.

 

 

3 years ago

I do AGREE with you, William! I can say the same about Italian police, they proved it again and again. Sadism seems to be one of the requirements to apply for such a job, unfortunately.

3 years ago
Caught red-handed: Oakland Police caught posing as proteters.

They do it all the time these days, send in cops to pose as
protesters and incite crimes and violence among peaceful protests
to discredit and marginalize the movement as a whole.

It's called false flag, it's deceptive and wrong, and it should be

illegal, but we catch them doing it all the time.

Check out these cops trying to infiltrate the Occupy Oakland

movement...

Video:


http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/5654.html

3 years ago

Occupy Oakland Closes the Port.

 

http://youtu.be/eirbtNOLfsE

 

 



This post was modified from its original form on 05 Nov, 7:32
Anonymous
3 years ago

Oakland police will be the first to cry when their jobs are cut.  What a shame

Anonymous
3 years ago

3 years ago

Ken D:  That was a rather damning video.  Those "protesters" were definitely the cops that were shown. 

Oakland OWS
3 years ago

The whole thing is now out of hand. The anarchists are looming in the background just waiting to pounce and the cops are way overboard with their crowd control, also waiting to pounce. Grew up in Oakland and this is sickening to me. Mayor Qwan is at the root of what is going on, she needs to take a stand and stick to it. Instead she waivers back and forth, for the OWS protestors, then against, then backs the cops, then doesn't. How she got elected is beyond my comprehension. I wish they would take the whole thing down, start over in another place and begin again. The park where they have their tents was frequented by homeless people before this started and the cops were sent there many times to break up fights, disperse people, arrest drug dealings, and the like. Oakland has many other places where OWS can occupy and if need be, go home at night and come back the next day. I still say if you are breaking the law by camping in a city area, you need to follow the law and go home until the next day.

Man Murdered Outside Occupy Oaklans
3 years ago

Man Shot to Death Near Occupy Oakland Camp

 

It is not clear whether this had anything to do with Occupy Oakland.  NPR reported that the shooting arose out of a dispute between a protestor and a local business man.  This article says that it was apparently sort of gang related.



This post was modified from its original form on 10 Nov, 22:48
Anonymous
3 years ago

thanks William

Another report on the Oakland shooting
3 years ago

Here is another story about the Oakland shooting.

 

It appears that Mayor Qwan would like to use this as an excuse to shut down Occupy Oakland. 

Oakland shooting
3 years ago

Last I heard the fellow who died had been staying at the camp for about 5 days. The shooter is still to be found. Oakland is full of crime, full of guns and it is not at all a surprise to me that a conflict was settled with this shooting. It is unthinkable that someone had to die there.
After the OPD sent a letter asking the OWS people to please dismantle the camp and move out of Oakland, as of last night, the tents were still there.

Anonymous
3 years ago

3 years ago

Is Oakland becoming Little Iraq?

3 years ago

 

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Who's Behind the Mayhem at the Occupy Oakland Protests? | Occupy Wall Street | AlterNet
Who's Behind the Mayhem at the Occupy Oakland Protests? | Occupy Wall Street | AlterNet

Society & Culture  (tags: americans, activists, police, media )

Charlotte
- 6 hours ago - alternet.org
Who are these people?
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3 years ago

Thanks for posting that article, Nyack.  I fear that another such confrontation is in the offering. 

3 years ago

This is only the beginning. It's not over yet as the show must go on. Thanks for the updated articles since I've missed most of the news.

I've got good news and bad news...
3 years ago

First the bad news:

Raid on Occupy Oakland Camp Could Be Hours Away

 

 

 

 

Then the good news:

 

Iraq War Veteran Hurt in Protests Leaves Hospital

 



This post was modified from its original form on 13 Nov, 22:08
3 years ago

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Un-Occupied Oakland
Un-Occupied Oakland

Society & Culture  (tags: Occupy, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Oakland )

Lovechild
- 57 minutes ago - fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com
The police raided and evicted Occupy Oakland this morning, peacefully. As Occupy Oakland regroups, it is worth thinking about how to deal with the destructive tactics of the anarchists.
3 years ago

Occupy Oakland: Pre-dawn raid clears Frank Ogawa Plaza
Protesters plead with police before the eviction of Frank Ogawa plaza, 14 November 2011
Oakland protesters, among the largest of the Occupy groups, briefly closed down the city's port


Continue reading the main story  link to the BBC Report

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Police have moved into a camp set up by Occupy protesters in Oakland's Frank Ogawa Plaza, dismantling tents and reportedly arresting 20 people.

 

The raid comes after police issued eviction warnings to the protesters.

 

Many demonstrators appeared to have left the camp and moved to an intersection, according to reports in local media and on Twitter.

 

A similar raid ended with police in riot gear arresting 50 people in Portland, Oregon on Sunday evening.

 

Police declared the Oakland plaza a "crime scene" shortly after Monday morning's arrests and cleared media from the area.

 

Hours before the raid, a legal adviser to Oakland Mayor Jean Quan resigned, at 02:00 via Twitter, saying he supported Occupy Oakland.

The protest has been marred in recent weeks by repeated outbreaks of violence and a shooting incident.

 

'Crime scene'

 

Police calls for protesters to "cease and desist" increased after the shooting of 25-year-old Kayode Ola Foster near the plaza on Thursday evening.

 

Foster's family confirmed to police that he had been a frequent resident of the Occupy Oakland encampment.

Oakland police said witnesses have told them that one of two suspects in the shooting stayed at the plaza, but they have not released the names of either suspect.

 

Even as officials blocked the streets around the camp, some demonstrators said they would return.

"I don't see how they're going to disperse us," Ohad Meyer, an Oakland resident told the Associated Press. "There are thousands of people who are going to come back."

Johnna Watson, a police spokeswoman, told reporters the area was now a crime scene.

 

"We don't want anyone to go through where we have to document property," she said.

 

Mayor Jean Quan and other officials reportedly toured the plaza with police after it had been cleared.

 

Ms Quan has come under criticism for her handling of the last attempt to clear the protesters, in which a Iraqi war veteran was wounded.

 

Scott Olsen, 24, suffered a skull fracture on 25 October and became a rallying point for protesters across the country.

 

'No riot here'

 

In Portland, Mayor Sam Adams, ordered the camp to be shut down on the grounds that "crime, especially reported assaults, has increased in the area around the camps".

Police arrest a man in a tent in Oakland, California, 14 November 2011
Police arrested protesters in Oakland who remained inside the camp, but most had left before dawn

Using loudspeakers, police warned that anyone who resisted orders to leave the parks and surrounding areas risked arrest and "may also be subject to chemical agents and impact weapons".

 

Demonstrators chanted "We are a peaceful protest", "I don't see no riot here, take off your riot gear" and "The whole world is watching".

 

The protest began peacefully, witnesses said, but there were confrontations and shouting as police in riot gear attempted to move people out of the squares.

 

Police also moved in to evict protesters camping in the cities of Denver, Colorado, and Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday.

Seventeen people were arrested in Denver, police said.

Occupy Wall Street is in its second month of protest against corporate greed and economic inequality.

 

 

3 years ago

Wonder when they will shut down the White House for "Fatal Shooting"?

 

Five US Presidents have been shot, and 4 have died.

Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley and John F. Kennedy were shot and died. Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded. Also, Andrew Jackson, Harry Truman and Gerald Ford were all victims of assassination attempts with guns.

Teddy Roosevelt was shot in Milwaukee WI in 1912.

3 years ago
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Quan's Top Legal Adviser Resigns Over Raid
Quan's Top Legal Adviser Resigns Over Raid

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: occupy oakland, ows, police, government, freedoms )

William
- 42 minutes ago - sfgate.com
Mayor Jean Quan's chief legal adviser resigned early this morning after what he called a "tragically unnecessary" police raid of the Occupy Oakland camp.
This is a good one
3 years ago

This article is a live blog; it is still being updated.  It has announced that the Deputy Mayor of Oakland has resigned now too.

 

Occupy Oakland Live Blog: Police Start Making Arrests

Anonymous
3 years ago

Injury-Free Eviction of Occupy Oakland Proves Cops' Previous Efforts Were Displays of Excessive Force

Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, corruption, crime, culture, dishonesty, freedoms, law, media, news, police, politics, rights, safety, society )
Kit - 8 hours ago - alternet.org
Unlike previous nights, city officials managed to clear out Occupy Oakland's encampment without any brutality--and the protesters are already headed back.


http://www.care2.com/news/member/451276626/3020597

3 years ago

The article of Kit's is awesome.

3 years ago

Thank you for the info

We're Baaaaack!
2 years ago

After a long dormant period out of the media limelight, Occupy Oakland is back!  And getting teargassed by the Oakland Police who are violating their policies and are therefore heading toward a federal takeover of their department...

2 years ago

Hey William - a shout out to you for support! Let us know how it's going man - the news is difficult to decipher!

Anonymous
2 years ago

for sure Lee. thanks William.