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 … Read More

George Zimmerman Trial: Voluntary Manslaughter, Not Murder In Trevon Martin Case – John Burris

UPDATE: George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty The George Zimmerman Trial will end with Mr. Zimmerman getting voluntary manslaughter and not first-degree murder in the Trevon Martin fight. This is the … Read More

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 … Read More

Occupy Oakland: Mayor Jean Quan in Big Trouble After Riot

Occupy Oakland explodes (photo by The Black Hour)! If there’s any gauge of the saying “The Whole World’s Watching!” It’s Google Trends, which, again, has Oakland, California among the top … Read More

Occupy Oakland: Police Eviction Underway, 75 Arrested, Live Stream

Video streaming by Ustream Occupy Oakland is being evicted as of this writing – 75 people arrested and tear gas was used. This live steam shows gives up to the … Read More

Oakland Mayor Quan’s Chinese Speech Update, Adams Point Dump Issue

On Saturday, this space reported the rather unfortunate speech given by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, and this blogger’s take that it was rather racist. This is the video that was … Read More

Oscar Grant Protests Come As Johannes Mehserle Is Released – Oakland’s Word

The nightmare that has been the Oscar Grant Murder, while it occurred on New Year’s Day Morning two years ago at Fruitvale BART Station, is not over. Former BART Police … Read More