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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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#whilewewatch Occupy Wall St New York Movie Premier Livestream

Watch live streaming video from whilewewatch at livestream.com Kevin Breslin, the brilliant Director of the Oscar-considered Living For 32, and a friend of this blogger is hosting a livestream presentation of his new documentary movie #whilewewatch. It’s a fascinating look at how new media helped spread the message of the Occupy Movement and caused its […]

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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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Oakland Busness Community Mixed On Mayor Quan, On Recall Fence

Is the Oakland Business Community really behind the planned recall effort of Mayor Jean Quan? As one blogger who’s lived in Oakland since 1974, it’s easy to gain the temperature around town because people either call or talk about the matter every day, including today. Let’s say this: the issue of the recall of Mayor […]

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Scott Olsen Out Of Hospital: Interview At Occupy Oakland

Scott Olsen’s been through a lot. He started with OccupySF, but then became attracted to Occupy Oakland. The day he came back to Occupy Oakland was the day that changed his life. The Iraq War Veteran (2006 – 2008) and Occupy Oakland Protestor had his life almost put to an end when he was struck […]

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Occupu LA – Some Arrests But Camp Still Standing

Watch live streaming video from owslosangeles at livestream.com The video above shows, as of this writing, a kind of press conference featuring Occupy LA participants. The expected eviction action didn’t exactly happen last night, because as of this writing, much of the encampment is still there. This video below shows the ‘Occupy LA Eviction Party’ […]

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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 […]