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Oakland Police Out in Force on Occupy Oakland Move-In Day

Posted by in World News & Events on 2nd February, 2012 | No Comments

Oakland police out in forceThe images of street battles and arrests at the Occupy Move In Day in Oakland on Saturday have garnered national attention. Unfortunately, much of the reporting by mainstream corporate media has been incomplete and inaccurate, misrepresenting the intentions behind the march and distorting the sequence of events that led to the mass arrests. What started as an attempt to reclaim an abandoned space (the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center) and repurpose it for human needs by converting it into a social center was met with intense police aggression resulting in injuries to peaceful protestors, with nearly 400 hundred arrests by the end of the day.
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Oakland General Strike/Day of Action 8PM

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 3rd November, 2011 | No Comments

296940_10150353331135881_635695880_8551997_1361232981_nBeing at the Oakland General Strike/Day of Action for most of the day, you would think that you would be completely exhausted, but surprisingly, when 4 o’ clock rolled around to begin the march to the Port of Oakland the energy was high.
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Oakland General Strike/Day of Action 2pm

Posted by in Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 2nd November, 2011 | No Comments

Occupy-Oakland-shoutingGrandpas and construction workers and students and musicians and dancers and teachers and reporters and celebrities and spiritual leaders and veterans and postal workers and mothers and fathers and sisters and brothers. All in Oakland, Calfornia today. All with a purpose. They are the 99%. We are the 99%.
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Nov 2: General Strike/Day of Action at #OO

Posted by in Community Rights, Economic Activism for Palestine, End Dirty Energy, Fair Trade, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 1st November, 2011 | No Comments

liberate_oaklandOn November 2, 2011, Global Exchange will stand in solidarity with the Occupy Oakland (#OO) movement and the broader Occupy Wall Street (#OWS) movement to participate in the General Strike/Day of Action. Here’s info about the action and how you can keep your finger on the pulse of this people’s movement.
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A Day in the Life of Occupy Wall Street – the Community Rights Experience

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events, World News & Events on 1st November, 2011 | No Comments

occupy gothamWe were asked to speak and share stories from the frontlines of the grassroots movement for community and nature’s rights. But within me was also a keen desire to be a part of the conversation happening on Wall Street that has inspired Occupy Everywhere: Will history remember Zuccotti Park as a landmark location and this a defining moment we took an evolutionary step forward for democracy and system change?
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Community Rights goes to Occupy Wall Street

Posted by in Community Rights, Global Exchange News & Events on 27th October, 2011 | 4 Comments

Liberty Street - OWSOn October 26 I spent a chilly and drizzly day on Wall Street along with my fellow community-rights organizer, Ben Price from CELDF. We had been asked to share our experiences with those occupying Liberty Plaza. Together we spoke on the steps in the now-famous style of ‘the People’s Mic’, an altogether exhilarating experience.
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