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Oakland Laying Groundwork for Occupy Eviction


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

William
- 986 days ago - sfgate.com
After an intense day of behind-closed-door meetings Friday, Oakland officials are moving forward with plans to evict Occupy Oakland from Frank Ogawa Plaza.



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William K. (328)
Saturday November 12, 2011, 10:11 am
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Past Member (0)
Saturday November 12, 2011, 12:32 pm
Stick their eviction notice in a circular file, of some kind! THX
 

Agnes N. (717)
Saturday November 12, 2011, 1:29 pm
Thanks..noted
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 12, 2011, 2:31 pm
It's Amrerica!!!

We do not fearfully fold our hands and keep our mouths shut.

We won our country with protests that were not peaceful.

Now we are peaceful and the enemy complains!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 12, 2011, 2:31 pm
What's the problem?

Not enough time for coffee and donuts?
 

Marco C. (32)
Saturday November 12, 2011, 3:18 pm
The headlines should read "Oakland on the cusp of state takeover, powerless to sustain peaceful democratic processes" and "Oakland police force deemed by legal authorities a lawless band of renegades". "California suspends and revokes Oakland police charter and State police takeover policing for Oakand:" "FBI launches top to bottom investigation of Oakland Police begining with the shootings of a Marine Veteran and other peaceful non violent protesters" "Nation rallies to support Oakland restructuring"
 

William K. (328)
Saturday November 12, 2011, 3:52 pm
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William K. (328)
Saturday November 12, 2011, 3:54 pm
Oakland police say they have received nearly 790 complaints from around the world about officers' actions during a tear-gas fueled clash with anti-Wall Street protestors last month."
 

William K. (328)
Saturday November 12, 2011, 4:22 pm
World-Wide Condemnation of Police Action Against Occupy Oakland
 

Stan C. (0)
Saturday November 12, 2011, 4:29 pm
There will always be people that try to deny the right of American Citizens to have their say, and to demand change. This does not alter the basic facts: America USED to work. The people had work. The system worked. Hey, EVEN the Congress used to work (sometimes). God knows, it was far, far, far from perfect -but at least we all had some share in the struggles AND the rewards. But somewhere along the way, we lost our way. Because now we have an economy and a political system that seems to work only for the rich. What they call "trickle down economics"....leaves most of us out in the cold cold rain. We need to get back to what America was, and what it should be, and what it can be. Occupy Wall Street is no longer just a place called Zuccotti Park - Zuccotti Park is everywhere. You can beat us and arrest us and tear-gas us, you can try to "permit" us to death....but you can't kill an idea. You can't keep down a peopleís hopes and dreams for a better life.....a life with dignity and freedom....for us, and for our kids. More power to Occupy Wall Street, as it spreads to every town and city - because OWS is us, and for us, and by us. It comes up from the grassroots, and it lifts us up in turn. With OWS America has found itís voice, and that voice demands fairness and justice -for ALL. This land IS our land! AND WE WANT IT BACK! We want our LIVES back! We want our FUTURE back! But itís more than just words.... itís more than just politics.... itís your LIFE, and how you want to live it. So why not take some time, find a quiet place somewhere, and consider this: Each of us has only one brief life....one chance....one roll of the dice....and many choices. Itís time to choose....to risk...and to act. If not now...then when? If not you, then....who? You DO have the power my friend....and the choice is yours. Donít let your dreams die.
 

Pat A. (117)
Sunday November 13, 2011, 1:25 am
Thanks for this - keep up the peaceful protest - if we ever get so provoked that we respond with violence when violence is used against us, then we lose the moral highground and play into the multi-millionaire's hands.
 

Judy C. (106)
Sunday November 13, 2011, 3:16 am
Thanks for keeping us informed on this issue, William. I've been a bit busy, and haven't kept up as well as I'd like.
 

KS Goh (0)
Sunday November 13, 2011, 4:24 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Myron Scott (70)
Sunday November 13, 2011, 9:40 am
What a pathetic situation. Like most folk, I've focused my disgust on Mayor Quan, assuming she was in control because her job is to be in control. It appears unelected officials, headed by the chief of police, and the Chamber of Commerce are dictating to her. They are insisting on eviction rather than a possible relocation, and were doing so before the coincidental fatal shooting near the encampment. I don't know whether Occupy Oakland has done all it could to reach a peaceful accomodation. Like many Ocupations, it's clearly been infiltrated by those determined to spark violent reactions; and extreme adherence to decentralized, consensus-based models of democracy can fraustrate timely and effective responses to many circumstances. But when the chief of the paramilitary police and a handful of business interests dictate decisions like this to elected officials, a city might as rule be run by a military junta. On second thought, it is being run by a junta.

 

Joe R. (189)
Sunday November 13, 2011, 10:30 am
Thanks William.
 

Beth M. (244)
Sunday November 13, 2011, 1:40 pm
Please stand firm Occupy Oakland members!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 13, 2011, 11:37 pm
Those cops should be ashamed, or, perhaps take an example from true heros.
 

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Monday November 14, 2011, 5:30 pm
noted
 
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