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Occupy Oakland Protest

Occupy Oakland Plans Its Big Return

The Contra Costa Times | Matthew Artz | Posted 12.25.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND -- Occupy supporters plan to retake Frank H. Ogawa Plaza on Thursday to mark the anniversary of the initial eviction of the Oakland encampment...

Aaron Sankin

What Ever Happened To Occupy SF? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.18.2012 | San Francisco

It's strange to think that Occupy is only a year old. Maybe it's because the movement so powerfully tapped into currents long pulsating within the ...

'Outdated, Dangerous And Ineffective': Report Slams Oakland Police Behavior

Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.15.2012 | San Francisco

In a damning report released to the public earlier this week, an independent investigation into the Oakland Police Department's handling of last year'...

Occupy Oakland Protest Rekindles Debate About Flag-Burning

AP/The Huffington Post | By TERRY COLLINS and BETH DUFF-BROWN | Posted 03.31.2012 | San Francisco

By TERRY COLLINS and BETH DUFF-BROWN, The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Many in the crowd outside Oakland City Hall shouted "Burn it! Bu...

Why Occupy Oakland Persists In Searching For A Home

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 03.31.2012 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

Occupations create a common public space for assembly, free speech and intense, transformative conversations. Occupations are also prophetic speech acts; they stand in a long and distinguished biblical tradition.

'Occupy' Movement Immortalized In Gay Porn Flick

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An adult film company is capitalizing on the heat of the U.S. anti-establishment protests by using a tent in the middle of the "Occupy Oakland" encamp...

Trymaine Lee

WATCH: Occupy Oakland Couple Mowed Down By Crazed Driver Demand Justice | Trymaine Lee | Posted 01.11.2012 | Black Voices

Despite extensive video footage, photographs, dozens of witnesses, broken bones and bruised spirits, the extensive evidence against a driver who appar...

Friday Talking Points -- Why Not Occupy the Media?

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

How can your movement not be strengthened and more successful by having a sole contact for the media? This shouldn't be some philosophical issue, it should be seen as a practical and sorely-needed solution to a very real communications problem.

Egyptian Blogger Promoted in Occupy Oakland Crowd (Video)

Taylor Wiles | Posted 01.04.2012 | San Francisco
Taylor Wiles

While demonstrators swarmed the Port of Oakland chanting "banks got bailed out; we got sold out," Omar Ali of the Answer Coalition carried a sign to draw attention to the case of Egyptian blogger activist Alaa Abd El Fattah.

WATCH: 'Those Brats In Black': Tensions Rise When City Council Meeting Addresses Occupy Oakland

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.04.2012 | San Francisco

On Thursday night, hundreds of people crammed into Oakland City Hall for a heated five-hour meeting about whether to allow the Occupy Oakland encampme...

Oakland Occupied -- Will Washington Listen at Last?

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Dave Johnson

This was a game changer, a turning point. What happened in Oakland was a very big deal. On the same Wednesday, there were big, big #occupy events in several other cities. But will Washington pay attention?

Occupy Thoughts -- Oakland General Strike

Rick Ayers | Posted 01.03.2012 | San Francisco
Rick Ayers

My thoughts right now are not political analysis -- of the "line" of the demonstrators, of the impact on the elections, of the different tactics employed. I just want to bask in the moment, the feeling tone, of the day.

Occupy Oakland Protesters Force Halt To Operations At Busy Port

AP/The Huffington Post | By TERENCE CHEA, LISA LEFF and TERRY COLLINS | Posted 01.02.2012 | San Francisco

By TERENCE CHEA, LISA LEFF and TERRY COLLINS, The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Several thousand Occupy Wall Street demonstrators gather...

Weekend Rally Features Costumes, Michael Moore Appearance

AP/The Huffington Post | TERRY COLLINS and JULIE WATSON | Posted 12.30.2011 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — Anti-Wall Street demonstrators held a festive march through San Francisco Saturday, but tension marked another march in nearby Oak...

Quan: 'When There's Violence, There Are No Winners'

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.28.2011 | San Francisco

On Thursday night, Occupy Oakland hosted a candlelight vigil in honor of Scott Olsen, the 24-year-old Iraq war veteran who was critically wounded at T...

WATCH: Keith Olbermann Calls On Oakland Mayor To Resign

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.27.2011 | San Francisco

After a violent, nationally televised clash between police and Occupy Oakland protesters on Tuesday, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is facing a growing list ...

Joshua Hersh

Occupy Oakland: Egyptian Protesters To Hold Pro-Occupy Rally Friday (Update) | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.27.2011 | World

Egyptian protesters who have camped out in Cairo's Tahrir Square are set to march to the U.S. Embassy Friday, in a rally of support for the Occupy Wal...

Occupy Oakland Faces A Troubled Police Department --and Historic Mayor

Roberto Lovato | Posted 12.27.2011 | Latino Voices
Roberto Lovato

Clashes between Occupiers and Oakland police continued into last night as protesters tried to reclaim the park and police met them with tear gas. The movement has vowed to continue attempting to return to the space

Jason Linkins

Washington Post Offers Shabby Explanation For Photo Decision | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.26.2011 | Media

2011-10-27-Screenshot20111027at2.04.49PM.pngI suppose it is nice that the Washington Post at least recognized that this was a matter that required a public explanation.

All Eyes on Occupy Oakland: Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Jail

Van Jones | Posted 12.26.2011 | San Francisco
Van Jones

This kind of crackdown we're seeing in Oakland is bad for our democracy, and it's bad for public safety. Mayors and police chiefs at Occupy sites across the country should take note: this is the wrong way to respond to the Occupy movement.

WATCH: Video Suggests Oakland Police Use Flash Bang Grenade

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.26.2011 | San Francisco

In a press release issued on Tuesday night following hours of heated Occupy Oakland protests, the Oakland Police Department reported that officers had...

PHOTO: Paper Makes Weird Choice In Occupy Oakland Coverage

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Media

The Washington Post definitely zigged where others zagged in covering the news of the violent police response towards Occupy movement protesters in Oa...

How You Can Help Scott Olsen, Iraq War Vet Critically Injured At 'Occupy Oakland'

Posted 12.26.2011 | Impact

Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen was injured after being hit in the head with a police projectile at Occupy Oakland. Olsen's family is waiting to see i...

Jason Cherkis

Oakland Police Critically Injure Iraq War Veteran During Occupy Protest | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.26.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- The Oakland Police Department fired tear gas on Occupy Oakland demonstrators Tuesday night as they marched through downtown, determined ...

Occupy Oakland: The Morning After

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.26.2011 | San Francisco

By Terry Collins, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The scene was calm but tense early Wednesday as a crowd of hundreds of protesters dwindl...