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Occupy Oakland October 10; 4 pm

Occupy_Oakland October 10The Oakland General Assembly decided today that the people of Oakland will occupy Frank Ogawa Plaza at the corner of 14th & Broadway on Monday, October 10 starting at 4:00pm in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, the many occupations underway across the country and Indigenous Resistance Day.

Several meetings of a General Assembly have been held and the”official” website has been moved and is under construction at http://www.occupyoakland.org.  The occupation plans workshops, food, music, childcare, a library and much more. Come ready to spend the night or just swing by to say hello. Let’s do this Oakland style!
Download Flyers: link to 4 up pdf

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7 thoughts on “Occupy Oakland October 10; 4 pm

  1. Do not take your kids to one of these events until you’ve been to a few and have a feel for what to expect.

    My intention is to go the the next GA and participate there. I hope I can make the event today, but my work will come first as it benefits the world in much the same way this movement does – and sustains my family. I think Occupy Oakland needs a plan to get the police in support of the 99% movement. And it needs a plan to draw in resources to sustain itself.

    Posted by Aaron Parr | October 10, 2011, 11:26 am
  2. WE 99% need to Declare what WE Are FOR, but It’s Very Important that What WE Are FOR Be Stated in more SPECIFIC Terms, rather than the very GENERIC Terms that has been Listed here. How about the Following:

    WE, the 99% of American People, demand Economic Policies that Serve America’s People, Not the Financial Institutions of Wall Street and Its Elite Members.

    WE, the 99% of American People, demand Accountability from Those 1% in Wall Street & the Economic Policymakers Who Caused the near Financial Collapse of OUR Country and Did Cause the Financial Ruin of Millions of Average Americans in the last 4 years.

    WE, the 99% of American People, demand & deserve Equal & Affordable Access to Health Care on Par w/the Health Care that the 1% American Elite are Getting.

    Posted by filmneye | October 10, 2011, 4:28 am
  3. I want to participate in a peaceful, positive, inclusive event. But the blogs I’m reading seem to have something else in mind. The vibe seems violent and destructive. Is this an event I can safely bring my kids to or not?

    Posted by Ellen | October 9, 2011, 10:27 pm
    • sorry ellen, but there is no peace (like the peace of a middle class suburb) without war (like the one in iraq which gets the oil that runs those middle class commute vehicles). likewise, the is no positivity without negativity to define it and no inclusivity without exclusivity. it is clear from the announcements of the occupy oakland general assembly that all are encouraged to come. unfortunately folks who we can certainly expect to come, because they are paid, are oakland’s police who are a known violent force. perhaps this speaks to any violence one might prepare for. please take care of your kids, and come only you want to support the occupation.

      Posted by ward | October 10, 2011, 12:37 pm
  4. Hi There All You Brilliant Organizers,

    My name is Jennifer Johns and I am an Oakland born and bred singer/activist (ARTIVIST). I understand that there is an Occupy Oakland protest beginning on Monday the 10th and I would like to be involved. I unfortunately will not be able to make the planning meeting today, but would love to add my name to the list of performers and speakers. I am in love with the energy and passion we are seeing around the world! Oakland has such a powerful history of movement and resistance, so I have no doubt that our occupation will be dynamic! With that understanding I offer this- why dont we start with what we stand for? There is a lot of “They” statements being made about how we have been wronged and the pain we are all in. Can we begin this event in Oakland with a declaration of what we are FOR…. not what we are against? If we are the mighty 99- we have to figure out what we want for us all and how WE as the mighty 99 can take responsibility for creating that! Maybe we can engage some of the local poets and writers to work on a pledge that speaks to what we stand for- below you can see my attempts at starting such a thing…..

    1Mighty99,

    Jennifer

    We, the mighty 99 are unified by our humanity
    We, will create justice for all.
    We, will build a world were all people have access to good and healthy food, water, shelter and saftey
    WE will succeed.

    Posted by Jennifer Johns | October 6, 2011, 11:07 pm
    • I do agree w/you that WE 99% need to Declare what WE Are FOR, but It’s Very Important that What WE Are FOR Be Stated in more SPECIFIC Terms, rather than the very GENERIC Terms that you’ve Listed here. How about the Following:

      WE, the 99% of American People, demand Economic Policies that Serve America’s People, Not the Financial Institutions of Wall Street and Its Elite Members.

      WE, the 99% of American People, demand Accountability from Those 1% in Wall Street & the Economic Policymakers Who Caused the near Financial Collapse of OUR Country and Did Cause the Financial Ruin of Millions of Average Americans in the last 4 years.

      WE, the 99% of American People, demand & deserve Equal & Affordable Access to Health Care on Par w/the Health Care that the 1% American Elite are Getting.

      Posted by Andrew | October 10, 2011, 4:05 am

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