Ukraine crisis: Crimean airports occupied – BBC News

BBC Newstweets: Numerous military trucks without markings without plates moving around #Sevastopol. #Ukraine #maidan #euromaidan pic.twitter.com/jiEqAc2WiH. 10:31: Breaking News. Ukraine’s interim President, Olexander Turchynov, has dismissed the head of …Russian…

Elihu Harris Former Mayor On Occupy Oakland Jean Quan and Oakland

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Reclaim Hope: Reflecting on the Occupy Movement – Utne Reader Online

Utne Reader OnlineArtist Adam Watson reimagines Star Wars through a Dr. Seuss lens… … The debts the young are inheriting, which include not only unheard of educational debts but the…

Jason Kane Anderson Is Oakland Green Party Candidate For Mayor

Jason Kane Anderson is the Oakland Green Party’s candidate for Mayor of Oakland according to Don Macleay, the head of the organization, and in a conversation we had this morning.…

Folk Singer, Activist Pete Seeger Dies in NY – ABC News

ABC NewsBuoyed by his characteristically soaring spirit, the surging crowd around him and a pair of canes, Pete Seeger walked through the streets of Manhattan leading an Occupy Movement protest…

Dan Siegel Gets National Union of Healthcare Workers Endorsement For Oakland Mayor

The National Union of Healthcare Workers endorsed its lawyer, Dan Siegel, who’s running for Mayor of Oakland. Here’s my interview with Dan Siegel just three weeks ago: The National Union…

Oakland to ring in New Year with pair of protests – San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)The folks over at Occupy Oakland have put out the call to gather at Frank Ogawa Plaza at 9:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve for a march to…

Dan Siegel, Former Quan Aide, Occupy Oakland Hero, To Run For Mayor Of Oakland

Dan Siegel, long-time Oakland civil rights attorney, partner in the Oakland law firm Siegel & Yee, and long-time friend, and former legal adviser, to Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, is running…

Oakland News: Mayor Quan’s Woodminster Wheelchair Problem In “White v. Oakland”

In this Oakland News, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan doesn’t know this until now, but as of this writing she’s about to be deposed in a lawsuit where the person who…

Lou Reed Supported Occupy Wall Street

Lou Reed was one of the first established musicians to give his full support to the Occupy Wall Street movement. His effort didn’t consist of just words, but performance. Here,…

George Zimmerman Verdict: Bar Dogwood In Downtown Oakland’s Windows Smashed

In the wake of the George Zimmerman Verdict, Downtown Oakland was once again the focus of the window smashing work of anarchists, some who have been incorrectly identified as being…

Oakland News: City Hall Plaza Assault On Woman; Protesters Vandalize Downtown

This segment of Oakland News is a sad one. It starts with a video of an assault that took place last week, March 13th, at Oakland City Hall Plaza (or…

Oakland Mayor Quan, City Of Oakland’s Inept Social Media Approach

The City Of Oakland has suddenly adopted a head-in-the-sand, protectionist, and just plain stupid social media strategy that results in a series of wrong-headed approaches that don’t protect the elected…

2012 Year When Black Men Hit Main Stream For Better And Worse

This has to be noted. Between Herman Cain, the black GOP business exec who ran for President, Alan West, another black GOP man who made it to Congress in 2010,…

Hurricane Sandy’s Aftermath: Occupy Sandy Offers Hope

A tsunami of news flowing at a level of importance and urgency has the media in a frenzied attempt to stay current. ┬áThe political storm surge is as intense as…

Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts Beyond The Red Cross: Occupy Sandy

The Red Cross is a great organization, but the problem with having everyone rely just on one company for disaster relief efforts, is it becomes overwhelmed beyond what it can…

Occupy Oakland One Year Anniversary Live Stream

On October 25th, 2011, a giant downtown Oakland protest at 14th and Broadway turned ugly as Oakland Police and law enforcement officials clashed. The result was that Scott Olsen, a…

Which Livestream Platform To Use? A View From Flux Rostrum

It’s clear that livestreaming, where a person can use a smartphone or computer, and a special software platform, to send out a live video to an audience over the Internet…

Occupy Oakland: 1,127 Complaints Against Oakland Police

In a press release sent today, moments ago, the City of Oakland reports that there have been 1,127 total complaints related to the Oakland Police and Occupy Oakland. That’s not…

Jean Quan: Oakland Mayor Is Transparently Absent-Minded

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is perhaps the most absent-minded Mayor of Oakland in our modern history. Thus, to accuse her of transparency smacks of nastiness, not the activity of a…

Twitter Is Down. Occupy Wall St.To Blame?

Twitter is down, and has been for about three hours by now. While there hasn’t been an official reason given for the issue, there are reports that the micro-blogging company…

The Lakeview School Occupy Oakland Sit-In Issue: Two Videos

Now that the The Lakeview School Occupy Oakland Sit-In Issue has subsided a bit, it seems, it’s time for a review. Last week, and earlier this week, a group of…

City Of Oakland: Oakland Police “Flawed Response” To Occupy Oakland Oct 25th Protest

The City Of Oakland admits what many have known for months, and almost cost Oakland Mayor Jean Quan her job, a successful recall effort would have given her one of…

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…

Pat Kernighan: Occupy Oakland Targets Oakland Councilmember

Pat Kernighan, the Oakland District Two Councilmember who has, in this blogger’s view, ably served the people of her area for three terms. However, and even with that, Councilmember Kernighan…

Oakland News: Oakland A’s Slide; Blogger VSmoothe Done With Oakland, New Parish Event

A good amount of Oakland News, so let’s get to it. Oakland A’s Slide First, as this is written, the Oakland Athletics are at 22 wins and 29 losses –…

CNN Ratings Hit 20-Year Low; CNN iReport The Answer

The Huffington Post has a story on how CNN’s ratings have hit a near-rock-bottom 20-year-low in primetime. Apparently CNN drew an average of just 389,000 primetime viewers from April 30…

French President Sarkozy Loss To Francois Hollande Victory For Occupy Movement, Obama

Wow: French President Nicolas Sarkozy Conceded To Challenger Francois Hollande. This means France will be ran by a Socialist President, and his name is Francois Hollande. This election is a…

Elderly Georgia Family Evicted At Gunpoint At 3 am: Taxpayers Paid For It

Ok, your Georgia tax dollars paid for this: From Alternet: Four generations of a Georgia family were evicted at gunpoint by dozens of sheriffs and deputies at 3am last week…

Oakland Police Hold Open House Friday, May 4th

Another step in the Oakland Police Departments work to rebuild its relationship with the Oakland Community – and this is a good one. Read from Oakland Local: Meet Oakland Police…

Oakland News: MayDay, Joel Young Gets Tribune Endorsement, Coliseum SMG V. AEG II

Oakland MayDay went off without a hitch, at first – but then… Frankly, I had so much backlog from my New York NFL Draft trip, and interviews conducted before that,…

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…

Oakland’s Deanna Santana’s Insensitive Remark To Question About Homeless

Oakland City Administrator Deanna Santana made a statement that, had I been her communications representative, I’d step in to clean up, and then give her a private tongue-lashing for doing.…

Occupy Oakland Vandalism Sat After Peaceful Friday Reveling

People claiming to represent Occupy Oakland are back in trouble against today, and that’s no April Fool’s joke. According to the Oakland Tribune and ABC, on Saturday night damage was…

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…