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Tweet Joel Young, the AC Transit Board Member and now former candidate for the California Assembly District 18 Seat that’s now a contest between Alameda Vice Mayor Joel Young and Peralta Community College District Trustee Abel Guillen, is reportedly quite unhappy and has become the political target of the local SEIU. Meanwhile, some are unbelievably...

Tweet Live video from your iPhone using Ustream Streaming by Ustream Streaming Live by Ustream Streaming Live by Ustream Why is #whilewewatch Watching #OccupyWallSt Media? Tim Pool Arrests being made now Live from Wall St, NYC ! #whilewewatch Click here > www.timcast.tv As of 10:48pm EST 9 arrests have been made at the #OccupyWallSt protest in New York City. UPDATE: Arrest 10 took place at 10:53pm. Tim Pool is reporting Live from Wall Street on UStream at Timcast.tv. Tim Pool is one of the featured new media specialists...

Tweet From this video it appears that Oakland resident Katie Mitchell has tried to obtain a loan modification on her mortgage with Union Bank for two years, without success. Mitchell was facing foreclosure on her home, then, on February 21, 2012, Occupy Oakland stepped in to help with this occupation of the Oakland Union Bank that is administering her mortgage. For all of the criticisms I have leveled at how the Occupy Movement has went off message, this action is one that’s totally on message. The point of this...

Tweet GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum arrived in Tacoma, Washington to give a speech as part of his campaign run when he was “greeted” by protestors associated with the Occupy Movement. Santorum called the hundreds of people gathered to hear him “the real Washington,” even as he came out to talk against the Washington legislation to legalize same-sex marriage. Protestors representing the Occupy Wall Street Movement arrived to protest his speech, and were greeted with people trying to fight...

Tweet The General Assembly of Occupy Oakland has reportedly passed a resolution declaring Tuesday, January 14th as “Make Love, Not War” day. The resolution reads like this: In the interest of diversity of tactics, and the spirit of love that we feel for our community, we propose a direct action to take place on February 14th. We encourage our fellow Oakland residents to join with us to express our love for each other, and our beautiful city, on a march through the downtown Oakland area. Participants should wear red...

Tweet According to the Daily Kos, and other blogs, a number of the 400 people arrested during last Saturday’s Occupy Oakland protest were sent to Santa Rita Jail, and of those who were not able to make bail set, they’re reportedly being tortured. Yes, you did read that correctly. Here’s what was presented at Daily Kos’ member’s AoT: Just got out of Santa Rita Jail last night the prisoners from the Oakland Commune were being denied medications (some had seizures) while the guards said they didnt...

Tweet Frankly, this blogger’s not sure what the value of these Occupy Oakland protests are, except as yet another viral video opportunity for protestors armed with cameras, camcorders, and camcorder-equipped smartphones. No, I wasn’t in on the action. Why the hell would I want to stand near police, many of which represent the City Of Oakland – and just another ill-tempered man-handling away from Federal Government management – bent on throwing tear gas and, well, man-and-woman handling? Or, as I said,...

Tweet Re: A Recall is Divisive and Harmful As you may know, the Greens have not yet taken a position on this recall effort. As far as I know, we are the only group to invite both sides to come and speak to one of our meetings. And as many remember, we did advise voting for Quan as second choice because we found her the lesser evil. That thought is no longer an easy sell. But the point is, we are not Quan supporters, so we view the recall from that point of view. I have not heard anyone say that Quan has done something illegal. What...

Tweet Some questions and comments about Occupy Oakland Questions: Is it better now? Is the area around city hall safer? Cleaner? Is business back up? Are there less homeless at 14th and B-way? What was the cooperation about? Was it nationwide? Why? If this was a local sanitation and public safety issue, then why did we need to coordinate with so many other mayors and have all those raids in the same week? Why were the billionaire mayor of New York and our “progressive” mayor Quan saying the exact same things? Was it the...

Tweet Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is facing two things: a recall signature gathering process and the wrath of Oaklander Ken Pratt. This blogger literally ran into Mr. Pratt at last night’s benefit for Occupy Oakland, and he gave a video interview that can only be called searing. Pratt’s massively pissed off that Mayor Quan’s aide Sue Pier was, Pratt claims, gathering information about him, and in the wake of Pratt’s attacks on the Mayor calling her “The Queen Of Blight.” Pratt came to the...

Tweet The Occupy Oakland Movement certainly has its factions, so it’s hard to say ‘the movement as a whole thinks one way,’ but the bottom line is the current majority is taking actions that are driving people who were supporters away from it, and leaving it the pawns of those with their own political agendas. There’s every reason to still give money to the organization and ask for a more reasoned and savvy approach, but after reading the Hypenated Republic blog, this blogger’s idea of seeing that...

Tweet As associate producer on the new documentary, #WhileWeWatch, from Director Kevin Breslin and 8com, I have had an opportunity to dive, in a face-to-the-pavement sort of way, into the new wave of citizen media. Livestreaming, blogs, free press, immediate video uploads to youtube minutes after it is filmed. Watching arrests that seem completely unwarranted from the angel of the viewer. Spending long, coffee driven nights glued to the screen watching the police raid Oakland, Zuccotti Park and various #OccupyWallSt protests...

Tweet At first, the Occupy Movement, and it’s offshoots including Occupy Oakland, the best known of them other than Occupy Wall Street, started with a noble purpose, bringing attention to the many people who were being laid off from work, and kicked out of their homes by the “big banks” – the organizations that received bailout loans from the Federal Government. But after wave after wave of clashes with police officers in many cities, the Occupy Movement seems to have become more obsessed with what...

Tweet Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at livestream.com This lives stream presents the latest information about the national protest efforts. But this blogger must make the observation that many of the protests impact the 99 percent, and not the one percent. This is, once again, liberal hurting liberal. Stay tuned. ...

Tweet #whilewewatch – Trailer from #whilewewatch on Vimeo. *MEDIA ALERT * International Unlimited Livestream of NEW #OccupyWallSt Documentary Q and A; Trailer and Chat with the cast of #WhileWeWatch from Director Kevin Breslin and 8com – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011 6:30PMEST PANEL INCLUDES JESSE LAGRECA, PRISCILLA GRIM, PETE DUTRO, BRENDAN BURKE & GLOBAL REVOLUTION TV and THE CAST OF #WHILEWEWATCH and more! Director Kevin Breslin as moderator WHO: Director Kevin Breslin AND The Cast of #WhileWeWatch; Jesse...

Tweet Will Occupy LA be evicted after 12 midnight PDT? As this is written, a set of USTREAM Live video feeds have been installed at Zennie62.com to present the Occupy LA eviction. After 56 days, or almost two months, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa figured the political winds were in his favor and elected to give the campers a deadline of 12:01 AM Monday (3 AM on the East Coast) to get out of the area in front of LA City Hall. The Mayor cites the usual public health and safety concerns for his decision, and according...

Tweet About three weeks ago November 7th 2011, and on the same Monday that, as it turned out, was the beginning of the 18-city coordinated effort to evict Occupy Movement encampments all over the United States, Jason Overman, representative to Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, shared via email to this blogger a video of his boss’ speech on Occupy Oakland from the special Oakland Redevelopment Agency / Oakland City Council meeting of the Thursday of the week before. At the end of talks around a resolution to leave...

Tweet In a blog post broke exclusively at Zennie62.com, the entire website of the Occupy Oakland movement was down, and for reasons not known to this blogger. Several online tests confirmed the status of the OO website at the time, with all pages appearing as white speace, and the Occupy Oakland movement had not taken note of the issue and notified anyone via Twitter at the time at 11:23 PM PDT. That all changed with the actions here at Zennie62.com. Now, various Twitter Tweets report that the Occupy Oakland site has been...

Tweet For some reason, the website at the URL http://www.occupyoakland.org – the online home of the Occupy Oakland movement – is down. To be more specific, this blogger discovered that not just the home page of the website, but a number of pages revealed after a site search using site:www.occupyoakland.org were showing up as blank white space. UPDATE: Occupy Oakland site up now. To be sure, this blogger tried to access the Occupy Oakland website using a number of browsers, but the same result occurred: white...

Tweet UPDATE: Kelly explains pepper spray comments. Just about over a day after the November 18th UC Davis Police action against UC Davis students in non-violent protest, where UC Davis Police Lt. John Pike grabbed a bottle of pepper spray and started covering kneeling students with it, Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly made a silly statement. On Fox News’ “The O’reilly Factor,” Kelly said that pepper spray was basically just a “a food product essentially,” and went on to basically imply that...