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The world is an crazy place. Who would have predicted a little more than a year ago Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and now Syria? Or a bunch of tents on a tiny plot of land in New York City sparking ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 148 comments on Wed Feb 08, 2012 at 09:16 AM PST with 213 Recommends
Eight years ago, at the age of 29, I ran for elective office for the first time. While living in the city with the largest population of female-female couples in America, I was, nonetheless, the ...
by Reb Kaplan
Comment Count 54 comments on Wed May 14, 2008 at 10:18 AM PDT with 175 Recommends
On December 20th, The Oakland City Council did what any self-respecting City Council would do when confronted by a room full of people ready to denounce them. They delayed those denouncements until ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 39 comments on Mon Dec 26, 2011 at 02:29 PM PST with 152 Recommends
Much has happened at OccupyTheFarm over these last days. A bulldozer arrived, then departed. Barricades were set up and a "You Shall Not Pass!" edict was issued for the gates. A lawsuit was filed,
by jpmassar
Comment Count 46 comments on Sat May 12, 2012 at 08:27 AM PDT with 67 Recommends
For more than eight months we have read a continuous stream of relevations about how the US Government, through the NSA, has been spying on We the People, putting trap doors into all our electronic ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 22 comments on Tue Jan 07, 2014 at 08:07 AM PST with 65 Recommends
Only Dave Barry could be making this up. I could not, and did not . The Oakland City Council voted Tuesday to pay more than $832,000 in legal fees to attorneys for two men who successfully sued ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 36 comments on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 09:12 PM PDT with 61 Recommends
Who knew? Oakland has a Citizens' Police Review Board. You certainly couldn't tell by the behavior of the Oakland Police. The CPRB had scheduled a forum on Police conduct to be held at Oakland ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 22 comments on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 11:23 AM PST with 52 Recommends
Elaine Brown has been many things. Chair of the Black Panther Party from 1974 until 1977. Candidate for Oakland City Council. Candidate for the nomination of the Green Party for President of the ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 28 comments on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 07:24 PM PDT with 43 Recommends
This footage was taken on Saturday, January 28th, by an Occupy Oaklander videographer who goes by the moniker Oheresy . I don't know exactly where or when,
by jpmassar
Comment Count 32 comments on Wed Feb 01, 2012 at 08:21 AM PST with 39 Recommends
Alan Blueford of Oakland, CA, age 18, was shot and killed after being stopped for being, young, Black, male and "acting suspiciously." His last words were "I didn't do anything."
by jpmassar
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 08:06 AM PST with 31 Recommends
That the proposal to pass a resolution dedicating the City of Oakland to protect the port from any disruption finally failed has been widely reported in the media. Some have even claimed that the ...
by hannah
Comment Count 18 comments on Thu Feb 09, 2012 at 03:32 PM PST with 30 Recommends
In the wee hours of the morning of January 23rd, after hearing testimony from hundreds of people, the Oakland City Council voiced its approval (7-1) of a controversial police consulting contract ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 47 comments on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 09:07 PM PST with 29 Recommends
I write a lot of diaries. Some are on topics that fade and which I then don't think to revisit. Today I thought I would revisit them. I know that's kind of a paradox, but sometimes you can have it ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Aug 24, 2012 at 08:39 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
First they came for the anarchist books , and I didn't speak out because I wasn't an anarchist. Then they came for the trade union books, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist. ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Aug 19, 2012 at 08:31 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
Two weeks ago, late at night, 18 year old Alan Blueford was outside in East Oakland with two friends. Officers who were or had been responding to another call approached the group, possibly with ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon May 21, 2012 at 08:35 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
The lede pretty much tells you all you need to know: The department's crime lab now has a decade-long backlog of more than 650 homicide investigations with unexamined evidence, yet it processes 95 ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 07:36 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
Oakland has been paying big bucks to SAIC (...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Nov 10, 2013 at 07:16 AM PST with 23 Recommends
I visited #OccupiedOakland at lunch time today to check it out and poke around The sun was shining, the temperature just a tad cool, and the mood there was subdued. No one dancing, no drums, no ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 31 comments on Fri Nov 04, 2011 at 02:56 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
On the same day - May Day, International Workers Day - that Seattle's Mayor announced support for a proposal that would eventually push the minimum wage to $15 per hour in Washington's largest city, ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon May 05, 2014 at 07:17 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
Overview : Surveillance of oppressed groups and so-called undesirables has been a tenet of America's heritage. Slave patrols and infiltration made ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri May 08, 2015 at 09:48 AM PDT with 20 Recommends