Occupy Oakland

Iraq War Vet Whose Skull Was Fractured By Oakland Cops During Occupy Protest Settles For $4.5M
After he was struck with a lead-filled bean bag fired by a police officer from 20 feet away on Oct. 25, 2011, Scott Olsen, who was 24 at the time, suffered a skull fracture and permanent brain damage. Read more...
The Oakland City Council approved a 1,170,000 settlement Tuesday night in a civil rights lawsuit brought by a National Lawyers Guild legal team on behalf of journalist Scott Campbell and 11 other persons who were injured in the Oakland Police Department's violent response to Occupy Oakland in the fall of 2011. Read more...
Support Kimani Gray's community and all communities of color besieged by police violence, by coming out for a mass march Sunday the 24th. Read more...
As individuals, families, and communities, most of us are drowning in debt for the basic things we need to live, including housing, education, and health care. Even those of us who do not have personal debt are affected by predatory lending. Our essential public services are cut because our cities and towns are held hostage by the same big banks that have been bailed out by our government. All of us are outraged that big banks don’t have to pay their debts, but we do. Read more...
Jodie Randolph tells the story of the struggle to keep her home. Jodie Randolph is a small-business owner in Alameda, California. She is also a breast-cancer survivor, and is in treatment for colon cancer. Jodie has been fighting to stay Read more...

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A Bay area filmmaker is seeking donations to help complete a documentary chronicling the Occupy movement in the streets of Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco. Via: Help us to finish this important documentary that chronicles the Read more...
Video footage of Occupy Oakland protest on 11-2-11 and beating of Kayvan Sabeghi by Oakland police officer. An Army veteran who was beaten with a night stick by Oakland police during an Occupy protest and suffered a lacerated spleen, has filed Read more...
Occupy activist Scott Olsen, an Iraq War veteran critically injured during a heavy-handed eviction by Oakland police during last year's protests, speaks about his Read more...
Members of Occupy Oakland have begun to gather at Oscar Grant Plaza this afternoon. The march is set for 7:00 p.m. PST, and then they plan to return to the Plaza to re-establish their former encampment. City officials and police have said they will not allow that to happen. The park "closes" at 10 p.m., so arrests are anticipated, if not violence as well. Read more...
Occupy Oakland will begin gathering today at 3:00 p.m. PST outside City Hall on Oscar Grant Plaza in preparation for a march marking the anniversary of their eviction from the park last year. After the announced 7:00 p.m. march, they plan to Read more...