PeoplesOpen.net, a project of the Sudo Room at the Omni Collective in Oakland is …building a decentralized, libre network for the East Bay: we believe in the creation of local internets and locally-relevant applications, the cultivation of community-owned telecommunications networks in the interest of autonomy and grassroots community collaboration, and ultimately, in owning the means of production by which we communicate. Watch this short video describing the project. Check out the project here. Learn how to help here. 57626
Jeralynn Blueford, Wanda Johnson (mother of Oscar Grant) and eight other mothers of black men killed by police violence traveled to Washington DC last week to give testimony before members of Congress, the Department of Justice, and White House staffers. They also conduted numerous interviews with members of the press. As reported by the Washington Post The hearing room on Capitol Hill was already decorated for the nine women when they arrived Wednesday morning: nine easels displaying paper hearts, containing pictures of black men and the dates and years of … Continued
Someone made a pretty poster days ago announcing that one of a series of protests in the East Bay against police terror would begin where Berkeley and UC Berkeley meet – at 5:00 PM on Saturday evening at Bancroft & Telegraph, the entrance to Sproul Plaza, home of the Free Speech movement. Protest Events in Bay Area over next 4 days. pic.twitter.com/C1pO4VCgHf — OccupythePort (@occupytheport) December 4, 2014 And thus people came. The images coming out of Berkeley right now are wild. http://t.co/VjTkgfSzPs #berkeleyprotests pic.twitter.com/11t3GLVGRB — Jim Dalrymple … Continued
Yes, Virginia, There Are Such Things as Postal Police. And They Raided the Berkeley Post Office Defense.
Yes, Virginia, there are such things as Postal Police. And Postal Police, not Santa Claus, arrived at the Berkeley Post Office Occupation at 8:00 AM Thursday morning, December 4th… Four of ten of these USPS cops are openly carrying weapons and extra mags. pic.twitter.com/YRuLKPhTwL — Occupy Oakland (@OccupyOakland) December 4, 2014 and didn’t leave until almost 6:00 PM, in the process clearing out tents and possessions from the Milvia side of the building and stealing protest signs from Berkeley Post Office Defenders and First They Came for the Homeless. … Continued
“I Cannot Afford to Lose this Race to an Anarchist Dog.” So said Jean Quan, or someone sounding remarkably like the soon-to-be not Mayor of Oakland, on Twit Wit radio. Broadcast days before the election, Twit Wit brought on Einstein and the voices of Jean Quan, Ned Bates and Gayle McLaughlin, all candidates for Mayor of something, ultimately endorsing Einstein. Quan’s statement is at about 8:50 in the 30 minute clip, after the panel has clarified with Einstein that he is not a Socialist, but rather a Responsible Anarchist. … Continued