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A simple tweetpic essay. from the 510 to the 410 pic.twitter.com/3EhcbjcnWw — m4rg1n4L (@marg1nal) May 1, 2015 Putting the final touches on chalk art at Oscar Grant Plaza before the march ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 05:11 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
The Zim cargo ship sat unloaded all day Monday at the Port of Oakland as Longshoremen refused to cross community picket lines. For a report on Sunday's blockade see here , and for the mass protest ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 07:24 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
Today, Sunday, August 17th, at 5:00 PM the call began to go out over social media - COME DOWN TO THE PORT OF OAKLAND! The Zim ship had passed through the Golden Gate and was making it's way to the ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 26 comments on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 09:06 PM PDT with 54 Recommends
One thousand people left the West Oakland BART (subway) station Saturday afternoon about 3:30 PM on their way to the Port of Oakland, Berth 57. Their goal? Prevent an Israeli-owned ship from ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 103 comments on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 08:10 AM PDT with 216 Recommends
Scott Olsen, an Iraqi War Veteran shot in the head by a beanbag round by the Oakland Police on October 25th, 2011, during a protest against the eviction of Occupiers from Oscar Grant Plaza, this ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 86 comments on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 08:42 AM PDT with 262 Recommends
We can be Snowden-confident that the NSA did not miss the protest that took place against their little cousin the Domain Awareness Center (DAC), February 4th, 2014, at Oscar Grant Plaza in downtown ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 08:06 AM PST with 64 Recommends
My New Year's resolution is to become mayor of Oakland. Let me know if you will help. — Dan Siegel (@DanMSiegel) January 2, 2014 It's hard to do and say nothing while your police are beating, ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 65 comments on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 07:18 AM PST with 108 Recommends
It began with peeing in a bottle. You might think that in this day and age, unless you are a wage-slave in FitzWalkerstan, you get to go to a bathroom ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 51 comments on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 07:27 AM PST with 100 Recommends
On October 21st, 2013, an organized group of Port Truckers based in the Port of Oakland, in collaboration with local labor activists, stopped work and picketed gates at the Port in protest of their ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 07:35 PM PST with 44 Recommends
Buttons, Banners, Buses, Flyers, Posters and Chalk Art. Protests in and around Oakland have resulted in some amazing art these last two years. Here is a sampling.
by jpmassar
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 09:30 AM PST with 50 Recommends
SEIU Local 1021 , consisting of 200+ port workers at the Port of Oakland , had been without a contract for more than a year. The Port's management had demanded concessions on health care benefits ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 67 comments on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 10:19 AM PST with 139 Recommends
In the wee hours of the cold, wet morning of November 20th, 2012, as a cadre of SEIU Local 1021 workers in Oakland prepared to shut down the Port of Oakland in search of a contract without clawbacks ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 09:24 AM PST with 25 Recommends
The Port of Oakland, which was a major site for Occupy actions in late ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 12:18 PM PST with 79 Recommends
BIG UPDATE! IT'S OFFICIAL! ILWU WORKERS CANNOT CROSS PICKETS. PORT IS SHUTDOWN OccupythePort ‏@occupytheport "@missmollie33: It's official! The mediator deemed all of us a 'health & safety hazard'
by jpmassar
Comment Count 33 comments on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 09:22 AM PST with 210 Recommends
Articles about Twinkies ! (heh) Never fear. Here's the down and dirty: As you read this pickets are forming at the Oakland Airport (run by the Port of Oakland), and tomorrow morning at 5:30 AM ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 41 comments on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 09:25 PM PST with 89 Recommends
One of the largest protests in decades took place one year ago today in Oakland, California. Enraged by the the near-murder of Scott Olsen and fired up by a new message of hope that ninety nine ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 17 comments on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 10:16 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
There are different kinds of terror. Terror engaged in by a foreign entity against a country's people such as happened on 9/11. Terror engaged in by domestic forces against foreign domination, ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 08:35 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
Hakima Arhab came to America three years ago. She and her husband arrived in the Bay Area from Algeria. She wanted a job and she got one a year and a half ago as a cashier at a Subway franchise at ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 39 comments on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 07:15 PM PDT with 86 Recommends
At 7 PM on August 31st in downtown Oakland the Big Screen will rock and roll. Not from the usual California earthquake, but from Oaklanders reliving events from last fall that were literally "heard '...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 04:57 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
At 7 PM on August 31st in downtown Oakland the Big Screen will shake. Not from dynamite, but from Oaklanders reliving events that were literally "heard 'round the world." From Art Beat : ABOUT ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 26 comments on Tue Aug 28, 2012 at 09:15 AM PDT with 29 Recommends