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Oakland News: Joel Young V. SEIU; Occupy Oakland’s Jessica Hollie Runs For City Council

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 shocked […]

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Occupy Wall St. Fights / Arrests Live From New York City #WhileWeWatch

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 […]

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Occupy Oakland Helps Katie Mitchell’s Loan Mod Problem With Union Bank

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 […]

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Rick Santorum Protestors Get Tasered In Washington

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 […]

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Occupy Oakland Declares Love On Oakland, Or, A Day Of Public Sex

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. […]

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Occupy Oakland Arrestees Tortured In Jail; Oakland “Y” Hosts Protestor Escape

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’ […]

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Occupy Oakland: Protestors And Police Gather For Viral Video Shoot

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 […]

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Recall – Ken Pratt Rips Quan

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 […]

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The Occupy Oakland Port Action: ILWU Union Games The Movement

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 […]

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Citizen Media – The New Documentary #WhileWeWatch

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 […]

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Occupy Oakland Wrong On Port Of Oakland Protest

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 […]

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Occupy Wall Street Global Revolution LiveStream

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.

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#WhileWeWatch Is The Gripping Portrait Of The #OccupyWallSt Media Revolution

#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 […]

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Occupy LA Eviction Live Stream From Los Angeles

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 […]

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Rebecca Kaplan’s Occupy Oakland Speech Is Worth Hearing, Now

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 […]

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Occupy Oakland Site Up As Of 2:42 AM PDT

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 […]

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Occupy Oakland Website Down As Of 11:23 PM PDT

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 […]

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Fox News Megyn Kelly Gets Pepper Spray From UC Davis Police Lt John Pike

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. […]

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Occupy Oakland: Whole Foods Not Leaving Oakland

A rumor started that Whole Foods on 27th and Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, the 50,000 square-foot store that has revitalized a long-dead part of Oakland’s Adams Point, and can be seen in this Zennie62 video from September 26, 2007… was going to leave Oakland after an attack by protestors at first connected to Occupy Oakland, […]

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Occupy Oakland Mobs Uptown Property And Splash Pad Park

As this is written, there’s a helicopter over Downtown Oakland on Sunday morning. According to the blog of Occupy Oakland, the organization took over the much-talked-about abandoned lot in Downtown Oakland’s Uptown District, and bordered by Telegraph and 18th Avenues next to the Fox Theater and the Uptown Apartments. Occupy Oakland reports that: Occupy Oakland […]

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Occupy Oakland: Councilmember Nancy Nadel Saved Lives

The Monday morning police raid on the Occupy Oakland encampment had one interesting look to it: as the cops were walking through the grass of the plaza at 6 AM, there were no protestors, just tents. Of the roughly 300 commonly in the encampment at any one time, only 30 were arrested, including 9 from […]

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Occupy Oakland: Dan Siegel Resigns, Mayor Quan In Trouble

It’s confirmed that famed Oakland lawyer and activist Dan Siegel resigned at 2 AM, and in protest to Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s action of the eviction of the Occupy Oakland encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza. Mr. Siegel posted his actions in a harsh statement on his Facebook page, here: Dan Siegel No longer Mayor Quan’s […]

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Oakland Mayor Quan Walks Occupy Oakland After Eviction

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan was just captured on camera walking Frank Ogawa Plaza in the wake of the eviction of Occupy Oakland, tends and protestors. The live stream (as of this writing) shows protestors lined up around the area, which has been declared a crime scene by the Oakland Police. The eviction started at just […]

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Recall Effort Gains $100,000

The latest news in the Occupy Oakland constellation of information is the effort to recall Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. According to an email from a source, Sanjiv Handa, East Bay News Service reports that $100,000 has been pledged toward the effort to recall the Mayor. Also, the latest Occupy Oakland news is that Oakland Police […]

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Occupy Oakland: Don Macleay, Wilson Riles Call For No Eviction

At a press conference Sunday evening, Don Macleay, head of the Oakland Green Party, Wilson Riles, long-time Oakland activist, Vicki McGuire, mental health professional, and Naomi Shiff, Oakland architect and preservationist, all called for Oakland Mayor Jean Quan to avoid what will almost certainly be a violent removal of the Occupy Oakland encampment. Here are […]

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Oakland Activists Call Occupy Oakland Press Conference At City Hall Today

Oakland Activists Call Occupy Oakland Press Conference At City Hall Today Oakland Green Party Head Calls For Stop To Planned City Of Oakland Eviction at 4:30 PM PST For Immediate Release Contact: Don Macleay at 510-290-1200 Sunday, November 13th, 2011 Oakland Green Party Head and 2010 Oakland Mayor’s Race Candidate Don Macleay, and long time […]

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Occupy Oakland Live Stream On UStream.tv

A video blogger named OakFoSho is running an Occupy Oakland Live Stream now, today, Saturday November 12, 2011. He’s covering the activities of the day, even as the encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza just received its second eviction notice from the Oakland Police, and for the second straight day. He says that UStream.tv set them […]

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Oakland News – Mayor’s Office Plans To Move Occupy Oakland

UPDATE: Oakland Mayor Quan Recall Details Leaked To Zennie62 This is an Oakland News entry based on information given to this blogger over the weekend from various sources that do not wish to be named. The first most recent one was this morning. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan held a meeting at 7:30 AM today (Monday) […]

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Oakland Mayor Quan Recall Plan Details Leaked To Zennie62

While there has been a lot of talk about the desire to recall Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, there hasn’t been any real information on the actual structure of the effort led by Oaklander Gene Hazzard. The entire recall idea really started before the mess of Occupy Oakland, but it picked up real, considerable steam after […]

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UC Berkeley Cops Jam Batons Into Protesters (Video)

This video from MilesMathews on YouTube is totally horrifying and shows UC Berkeley Police openly, and without physical provocation, jamming their batons into the stomachs and pelvic areas of both male and female students protesting against law enforcement action against Occupy Cal. Unfortunately scenes like this one are becoming all too common, and because of […]

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Occupy Oakland: Shooting Death Not Related To OO, Mayor Poised To Attack

Occupy Oakland has revealed one thing: just how basically ignorant so many people can be at once. There are many examples here, but the latest one is the shooting and death of a person at 14th and Broadway, and all over a “bag of weed.” That’s Oakland for ya. There’s way too much media around […]

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Occupy Oakland Strike Draws 100,000; Violence Caused By 100

Oakland’s Interim Police Chief Howard Jordan (a capable and politically smart leader in a tough position) got the Occupy Oakland General Strike crowd count massively wrong: it’s not 7,000, but 100,000. This blogger has been in Oakland since 1974. The largest crowd at Frank Ogama Plaza was for a speech by then-Senator, now President Barack […]

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Oakland News: Jesse LaGreca At Occupy Oakland; OPD Confused

A bit of catching up to do on Oakland News, so here we go. Occupy Oakland Occupy Oakland continues to “occupy” the collective minds of Oakland and much of America, just one week after Oakland’s Brutal Tuesday, where police and Occupy Oakland protestors clashed. The result were some injuries to protesters – one fatal and […]

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Occupy Oakland: The Oscar Grant / Frank Ogawa Plaza Issue

A friend of mine said something that made me think. While riding on BART, she complained yesterday that she was “sick and tired of protestors using Oscar Grant’s name to justify their actions,” and said that City Hall Plaza should be called Frank Ogawa Plaza – which, by the way, is the current name of […]