Thousands of Wall Street protesters marched in the streets of Oakland on Wednesday as they geared up with labor unions to picket banks, take over foreclosed homes and vacant buildings and disrupt operations at the nation's fifth-busiest port. Read More
In response to a group of Oakland residents that is seeking to recall her from office, Mayor Jean Quan says, "Oakland is on the move and we are making progress together."In a statement filed with the Oakland City Clerk shortly before 5 p.m. on Monday, Quan said, "The last thing we need is a divisive and expensive recall election." Read More
A resolution imploring The City to be flexible with Occupy SF’s tent city at Justin Herman Plaza was passed by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.The resolution introduced by Supervisor John Avalos also discourages San Francisco police from using “force to dislodge the Occupy SF demonstrators.” During discussion of the item, supervisors mentioned the violent raid on the Occupy Oakland movement Oct. 25 and the near-raid that shook up the San Francisco camp the next night. Read More
The head of the union that represents Oakland’s police officers said today that officers are “very confused” about what he said are mixed messages from the city’s leaders about the Occupy Oakland encampment in front of City Hall.“Someone needs to step up and lead the city,” said Sgt. Dom Arotzarena, of the Oakland Police Officers Association. Read More
Plans to shut down two BART stations Wednesday morning during the morning commute were canceled by protesters.The group No Justice No BART planned a protest that was to run in conjunction with the general strike that has been called for Oakland. Read More
Occupy Oakland has big plans for its general strike Wednesday, hoping to completely shut down the city for the day with anti-capitalist rallies and a march to the Port of Oakland. Calling for people to “occupy everywhere,” Oakland demonstration organizers are calling for students to walk out of school, employees to leave work, and banks and other corporations to shut down for the day to show the nation’s wealthiest that the people can shut down a major American city. Read More
Three San Francisco sheriff’s deputies are being named on websites by activists for allegedly injuring an Iraq War veteran during the violent shutdown of the Occupy Oakland camp last week. Read More
While protesters camping out in San Francisco and Oakland got a visit from Michael Moore, another group of activists took their message to San Francisco’s Ocean Beach this weekend. On Saturday, about 1,000 people used their bodies to spell out “Tax the 1%.” Read More
Oakland city officials say they plan to return first aid and medical supplies taken from the Occupy Oakland encampment by police last week.
A spokeswoman for Mayor Jean Quan said Sunday evening that the city had located the supplies and planned to return them to the camp Monday morning. Read More
Police are ready to raid the Occupy SF encampment when Mayor Ed Lee gives the order, but the interim mayor refused to say Thursday when or whether that order, which carries heavy political implications, will come.
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