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Occupy Oakland

'Stop Using Oakland As Your Playground'

AP | 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...

WATCH: Occupy Protest Turns Violent In Manhattan

Posted 01.30.2012 | New York

12 people were arrested Sunday in Manhattan when an Occupy Wall Street protest--held in solidarity with the 400 protesters detained in Oakland Saturda...

Journalists Detained At Occupy Oakland

Mother Jones | Posted 01.30.2012 | San Francisco

After spending about an hour locked up alone in a drunk-tank cell block, OPD Sergeant Jeff Thomason arrived to release me, thanks to a call from Mothe...

Oakland Police Fire Tear Gas, Arrest Nearly 400 Protesters In Turbulent Day

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 03.30.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — For weeks the protests had waned, with only a smattering of people taking to Oakland's streets for occasional weekend marches ...

Police Teargas Thousands Of Occupy Oakland Protesters

AP | Posted 03.29.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — Police were in the process of arresting about 100 Occupy protesters for failing to disperse Saturday night, hours after office...

Aaron Sankin

Oakland May Lose Control Of Its Troubled Police Force In Mere Weeks | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.27.2012 | San Francisco

Nearly a decade after the city of Oakland was first threatened with losing control of its police force, Judge Thelton Henderson has severely curtailed...

Robin Wilkey

NOT SO FAST: New Occupy Movement Rises In SF | Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.20.2012 | San Francisco

For those who assumed the Occupy movement had fizzled out in San Francisco, think again. This Friday, Occupy Wall Street West -- a continuation of...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Wall Street Activists Could See More Arrests At Newly Re-Opened Zuccotti Park | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

Tuesday night, Occupy Wall Street activists flooded into Zuccotti Park once again. They resurrected a downsized version of their library. They carried...

Fighting Cynicism Without & Within

Nato Green | Posted 03.11.2012 | San Francisco
Nato Green

Last spring, after 14 years as a labor activist, I walked away. After devoting my adult life to building worker power, I hung it up for comedy. I told...

The Oakland Tribune's New Worst Enemy

| Posted 03.12.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Erin Sherbert ​In a fun twist of irony, the Oakland Tribune newspaper is attem...

PHOTOS: 1000 Portraits Of the 99%

Posted 01.10.2012 | Arts

It all started with a single question: Why are you at Occupy Wall Street? Since the birth of the OWS movement we have watched the 99% fight to have...

Occupy Oakland Activist Faces Life Imprisonment After Third-Strike Arrest

East Bay Express | Rachel Swan | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

The threat of life imprisonment looms for Occupy Oakland activist Marcel Johnson - better known by his alias, Khali - after a third-strike arrest duri...

Occupy the Academy (#OTA)

James Peterson | Posted 01.05.2012 | Black Voices
James Peterson

Universities have had a tough year in terms of public relations. Over the course of 2011 there were multiple full-blown scandals. None can be cast as mere PR disasters; each of the aforementioned cases represents deep-rooted challenges that the University (or more to my point -- the Academy) must address on multiple fronts immediately.

WATCH: Violent Clashes Between Police And Protesters In 2011

The Huffington Post | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.29.2011 | World

If there's ever been a year when civilians and police clashed as often and in as many different places across the globe, it's hard to recall. From Mos...

Oakland Mayor Warns Port Shutdowns Will Be Hard To Prevent

AP | Posted 02.21.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland Mayor Jean Quan says the city would try to prevent future shutdowns at the port if port officials picked up the $1.5 millio...

Oakland Opens Investigation Into Police Conduct At Occupy Protests

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.22.2011 | San Francisco

In the wake of violent clashes between the Oakland Police Department and Occupy Oakland protestors that shocked the nation, the city of Oakland has la...

Compassion Is Our New Currency

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

Perhaps the greatest gift that Occupy Wall Street and the other movements of 2011 have given us is a sharpening of our perceptions -- and our conflicts. One thing couldn't be clearer: compassion is our new currency.

2011 in Video: Shook Us All Year Long

Lee Brenner | Posted 02.20.2012 | Media
Lee Brenner

We give you the definitive retrospective of the most significant year in recent memory, 12 powerful months marked by fighting for freedom, protesting inequality, watching in awe the fury of nature and wincing at sex and abuse scandals.

Has the Occupy Movement Passed?

Chase Whiteside | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Chase Whiteside

Shot in NYC, Oakland, and Cincinnati, this short explores the state of the #OWS protests now that local governments have removed permanent encampments, and asks what the future will be for this still-young nationwide movement.

Occupy Oakland Protesters Ambush Mayor Jean Quan During Community Forum

| Posted 02.15.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Erin Sherbert You can take Occupy protesters out of the streets, but you cannot ...

The Bahrain 'Spring': The Revolution That Wasn't Televised

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 02.12.2012 | World
Azadeh Shahshahani

The story of the Bahraini pro-democracy uprising has been one of the least reported amongst those of the 'Arab spring.' This goes for the regional Arab media, as well as for the majority of western press.

Occupy Protesters Plan More West Coast Blockades

AP | By TERRY COLLINS and MARCUS WOHLSEN | Posted 02.12.2012 | Business

by Terry Collins and Marcus Wohlsen, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. -- Heady with their successful attempts to block trucks and curb business at ...

PHOTOS: Oakland Longshoremen Sent Home During 'Occupy The Ports' Protest

AP | Posted 12.12.2011 | San Francisco

By TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Most longshoremen at the Port of Oakland were sent home Monday after Wall Street demons...

'Occupy' Protestors Blocks Gates At Some Of West Coast's Busiest Ports

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business

OAKLAND, Calif. — More than 1,000 Occupy Wall Street protesters blocked cargo trucks at busy West Coast ports Monday, forcing some shipping term...

So You Wanna Cover the Occupy Movement?

Raven Brooks | Posted 02.08.2012 | Media
Raven Brooks

The technology to stream video in real time has become incredibly easy to use and free. You'll see coverage of all types of events, concerts, discussion panels, and you're even seeing some people broadcast live from Occupy protests.