#Occupy Oakland

Newly Obtained Emails Between Oakland Officials Give Insight To Violent Police Actions

Recently obtained internal emails between Oakland City Hall and police through a public records request that give a look into the mindset of Oakland officials during the violent police raids of Occupy Oakland that began last October. The police clash on October 25, 2011 left Iraq war veteran Scott Olsen clinging to life in critical condition, and wounded many others.

#Occupy Oakland's General Strike Has Historical Precedence

While the #Occupy Oakland general strike was a fair, peaceful success during daylight hours (I was there in the morning and there was a palpable sense of empowerment and community), by the wee hours of the night, it had degenerated into violence