We Are The People - Don't Shoot!

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Last night, November 25th, protesters in Oakland #ShutItDown for Mike Brown on two freeways: I 980 near 14th St and I 580 near 36th St. Temporarily stymied in their attempt to get onto I 580, protesters managed to down a section of fence and pour onto the freeway through it, instead of up an on or exit ramp. Reports of hundreds of cop cars converging on Oakland and large numbers of mutual aid officers from other jurisdictions came over the twitterverse. Barricades were erected and fires set burning in the … Continued

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"We Have Taken the Freeway."

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After the “No indictment of Darren Wilson” die-in at 14th & Broadway on Monday night, November 24th, marching began, up Broadway, down Broadway to the police station, finally heading North and East towards the north side of Lake Merritt and the I580 freeway. Our tweet set begins with the pronouncement of the seizure of I580, and continues until the protesters head back to Oscar Grant Plaza. For a more complete set of tweets covering the whole night’s actions and video of Cat Brooks reading the decision go here. We have … Continued

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Convergence Tonight (Monday) at OGP after the Darren Wilson Indictment Decision Announced.

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Officials have announced that a decision on whether to indict Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown has been reached, but what the decision is is not public yet.  The decision itself is to be announced later today, sometime between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM Pacific Time. The call associated with the picture to the left. FTP March Tonight at 14th and Broadway 7pm #getfree — Occupy Oakland (@OccupyOakland) November 24, 2014   The call from Stop Mass Incarceration Bay Area email: If Wilson Walks, America Halts! No Business … Continued

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UC Berkeley Students Occupy Wheeler Hall Over Tuition Hikes, Receive Solidarity Letter from Cairo.

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Thursday morning the University of California Regents passed, 14-7, a plan to increase tuition by 5% a year for five years at all UC campuses – over the objections and nay votes of Governor Jerry Brown, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, State Schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson, newly appointed Regent John Perez, and Sadia Saifuddin, the student Regent. Students in the audience and outside the building were livid. UC Berkeley students on campus decided on direct action: Occupying Wheeler Hall and demanding a reversal of the decision. They were soon joined by … Continued

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Three Years Ago, UC Davis Students Got Covered With Pepper Spray.

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Today marks the 3rd anniversary of UC Davis Police High Asshole Lt. Pike serving up students a la pepper spray, remembered on campus with protests against tuition increases.   Despite massive protests and outrage, Pike was never charged, eventually retiring with benefits and given $38,000 in workers compensation benefits for “pain and suffering.” President Katehi, ultimately responsible for the violence to peacefully protesting students, remains at the head of UC Davis. No bad deed goes unrewarded. UC Davis students sued, eventually settling for about $30,000 per pepper sprayee. Lt. Pike’s … Continued

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