Please join us in Oakland for 2 upcoming events:
1) Monday, July 23rd — Protest Obama’s fundraiser at Oakland’s Fox Theater, especially regarding the war on medical marijuana
2) Friday – Sunday, July 27-29th — Attend the “Move to Amend” Regional Convergence at the Oakland Peace Center
Information on both events is below.
See you in Oakland!
The Green Party of Alameda County
Move to Amend is holding seven regional gatherings across the United States in 2012. These events will bring you together with Move to Amend activists and supporters from throughout your region of the country. Let’s amplify and multiply the power of all that great local organizing by building deeper organizational connections. Let’s kick it up a notch!
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Session 1: Friday, July 27, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM (Laying the Foundation)
*The State of the Global & US Democracy Movement
This session will lay the groundwork for our weekend together. We’ll address the state of our movement(s) on a national and global scale and discuss the political climate for systemic social change in the United States.
- Colin Rajah, Program Director, International Migrant Rights & Global Justice Program
- Malkia Cyril, Executive Director of the Center for Media Justice
- Alicia Garza, Executive Director of People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER)
- Mitch Jeserich Host of “Letters & Politics” on KPFA Radio
- Marc Sapir, Medicare for All
See the full line-up of sessions at: http://movetoamend.org/events/oakland-ca-move-amend-nor-cal-regional-convergence
To coordinate decentralized morning actions across the city based out of 3 or 4 convergence points outside of downtown which would all eventually feed into a mass convergence & rally at 14th and Broadway from noon to 1pm followed by a diversity of themed actions across the downtown core until the start of the March for Dignity & Resistance at 3pm. A final downtown convergence would be set for 6pm to coincide with the arrival of the march.
This proposal is meant to be a broad framework for May1 Strike Actions. The details that are not specified in this proposal shall be hammered out in the coming week within working groups of the May Day assembly.
6AM: Occupy the Golden Gate bridge
Meet at 19th & Telegraph to occupy the Golden Gate Bridge. Buses will be available.
9AM – NOON: 3-4 morning actions
Decentralized actions leaving from 3 or 4 key commercial areas outside of downtown at 9am. These actions can take the form of “strike enforcement brigades” such as pickets, blockades, snake marches etc. Strike stations will be set up at each of these locations starting at 8am with coffee, snacks, water, propaganda etc.
Specific locations TBA
NOON – 1PM: Everyone Converge on Downtown
Mass rally from noon to 1pm at 14th & Broadway. Should include speakers, food, music activities, etc.
1PM – 3PM: Themed Actions & Marches Around Downtown
After the rally, those in attendance have the opportunity to stay downtown or join one of the autonomous actions that will be departing from 14th & Broadway to continue shutting down various capitalist institutions in the downtown area. These themed actions could include a Reclaim the Streets Party, an FTP march, more pickets, etc.
3PM: March for Dignity and Resistance
All are encouraged to join the march starting at Fruitvale BART station at 3pm.
6PM – 7PM: Reconvergence downtown to coincide with the march arrival
Everyone back downtown to rally and celebrate together as the March for Dignity and Resistance arrives.
In addition, some people will also be at the Indigenous People’s Day protest which starts at 12:00 Noon at the corner of Shellmound St. & Ohlone Way in Emeryville, and after the protest (around 2 or 2:30pm), they will then march to Ogawa Plaza.
For more info on that, please see: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/01/18691901.php ). ==================================================
Here is the current version of the press advisory, which describes Monday’s event:
On Monday, October 10, 2011 at 4pm the people of Oakland will occupy Frank Ogawa Plaza. This action will unite Oakland with OccupyWallStreet and people around the country and around the world to continue the discussion that began on Wall Street on September 17. All across the country groups of people are spontaneously rising up and establishing Occupy encampments in support of each other and the call for fundamental change in our nation. This occupation will add Oakland, CA to the growing list.
For more info about the Occupy encampments, see: “Five Things That #OccupyWallStreet Has Done Right” http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/07/18692564.php
Finally, if you can Help With FLYERING to publicize Monday’s event, please go to this link to connect with people, and to get flyers: http://groups.google.com/group/occupyoakland/browse_thread/thread/4d4b0f833ff22a3a#
Or you can download them from here: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/04/18692148.php