Federalization of Police: Update on the Battle to Control OPD

Berkeley Copwatch Democratic Education Series Upcoming Events Federalization of Police: Update on the Battle to Control OPD Oakland based civil rights attorney James Chanin will discuss the federalization of Oakland police and the recent movement to hire William Bratton, the champion of “Stop and Frisk” policing. With over 40 years in the struggle for police accountability, from the establishment of the Berkeley Police Review Commission to the Negotiated Settlement Agreement (NSA) that guides Oakland’s police, James Chanin is a leading voice in the fight to stop police abuse. FREE AND … Continued

Proposals Passed at July 15th GA

1) Emergency Proposal for new Quorum requirements . 116 yes, 12 no, 4 stand aside 1a. Quorum is hereby reduced to seventy people. 2) Proposal To Endorse Occupy Oakland Media Committee Purpose Statement 103 yes, 10 stand aside OCCUPY OAKLAND MEDIA COMMITTEE PURPOSE STATEMENT The Occupy Oakland Media Committee (OOMC) is a committee of Occupy Oakland* (OO) that makes use of the press, social media, multimedia, and other forms of media to connect with supporters by promoting actions events, workshops, nurturing political dialogue. The OOMC will develop and adhere … Continued

Facilitation Committee needs help!

The Facilitation Committee needs help! We can’t keep up with necessary behind-the-scene logistics, much of it on the website, unless we get new committee members. The GA is a crucial community activity. Please help it to run smoothly by volunteering with the Facilitation Committee. You can contact us at occupyoaklandfacilitation@gmail.com. Tasks we need help with, which should be shared by several people, include: –responding to emails –updating the proposal queue when we get proposals by email –attending meetings on Wednesday at noon and Saturday at 4 to receive additional proposals … Continued

GA Relocates Sunday Meetings After District Attorney Attempts to Prevent Arrested Occupiers from Attending

On Sunday, January 29th, the day after Occupy Oakland attempted to take a vacant, publicly-owned building for use as a social center and endured vicious police repression, the General Assembly voted to move future Sunday General Assemblies from Oscar Grant/Frank … Continued