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ACLU Challenges Stay-Away Orders Against Occupy Oakland Protesters

March 9, 2012 | 8:18 am

ACLU Challenges Stay-Away Orders Against Occupy Oakland Protesters

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In recent weeks judges have issued stay-away orders to about 20 Occupy Oakland protesters who have been charged but not yet convicted of any crimes, according to lawyers from the National Lawyers Guild and Occupy Oakland organizers. The orders, issued at the request of Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, bar the protesters from coming […]

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Emails From Oakland Employees Show Attitude on Occupy Went From Acceptance to Alarm

March 1, 2012 | 2:31 pm

Emails From Oakland Employees Show Attitude on Occupy Went From Acceptance to Alarm

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Journalist Thomas Peele and database producer Daniel Willis from the Bay Area News Group have been posting dozens of emails about Occupy Oakland, culled from a set of 1,200 sent by Oakland city officials during the period when the Occupy encampment took root at Frank Ogawa Plaza, up to the first police raid on Oct […]

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February 21, 2012 | 11:17 am

Video: West Oakland Residents On How They Feel About Occupy Oakland

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KQED publishes ouRXperience, a blog from community correspondents, to enrich coverage of health issues across California. Xan West reports from her neighborhood of West Oakland. Because Occupy Oakland has so dominated the news in the last several weeks, West stepped outside of the health beat and asked a handful of her friends and acquaintances for reaction to the movement.

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Hundreds Protest at San Quentin

February 20, 2012 | 3:26 pm

Hundreds Protest at San Quentin

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(Bay City News) Hundreds of people have gathered outside San Quentin State Prison this afternoon for a protest that organizers are calling historic because they say it merges the Occupy and prisoners’ rights movements. Between 600 and 700 demonstrators were protesting peacefully outside the prison’s East Gate as of 2 p.m., according to the Marin […]

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February 8, 2012 | 2:53 pm

Video: Anonymous vs. Black Bloc?

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Here’s a video, posted a couple of weeks ago under the banner of “Anonymous,” which takes to task the notorious “Black Bloc” that has engaged in confrontational tactics with police and destroyed property during the Occupy Oakland protests. Anonymous, you may recall, is an extremely loose-knit group of computer hackers and activists that gained a […]

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Analysis: The Current State of Occupy Oakland

January 31, 2012 | 1:41 pm

Analysis: The Current State of Occupy Oakland

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After last weekend’s arrests of hundreds of people participating in the Occupy Oakland demonstration, various cross-currents seem to be roiling the group and its relationship with both city leaders and the community. The Chronicle today reports on a split in the movement over the use of violence. Meanwhile, the battered image of the Oakland Police […]

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Reporters Arrested, Detained During Occupy Oakland Protest; Newspaper Guild Wants Meeting w/ Quan

January 30, 2012 | 4:15 pm

Reporters Arrested, Detained During Occupy Oakland Protest; Newspaper Guild Wants Meeting w/ Quan

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On Saturday, when police and Occupy Oakland demonstrators squared off in clashes that resulted in the arrests of at least 400 people, a handful of journalists found themselves either detained or arrested themselves after getting caught in a police “kettle.” Here are just some of the dramatic tweets from reporters during the confrontations: Vivian Ho, […]

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Police Crowd Control Tactics Again an Issue in Occupy Oakland Protest; Video: Jean Quan Gives Media Tour of City Hall Damage

January 30, 2012 | 11:25 am

Police Crowd Control Tactics Again an Issue in Occupy Oakland Protest; Video: Jean Quan Gives Media Tour of City Hall Damage

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Sunday was meant to be a daylong ‘rise-up’ festival for Occupy Oakland, held at the site of what was supposed to be the group’s new social center. But when Occupy’s plans on Saturday to take over a building and establish a physical headquarters were foiled by police, Occupy regrouped and moved the gathering to Frank […]

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January 29, 2012 | 7:40 am

Hundreds Arrested in Daylong Occupy Protest

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of police maintained a late-night guard around City Hall following daylong protests that resulted in 300 arrests. Occupy Oakland demonstrators broke into the historic building and burned a U.S. flag, as officers earlier fired tear gas to disperse people throwing rocks and tearing down fencing at a convention center. Saturday’s […]

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Occupy Protests Close Downtown Banks

January 20, 2012 | 9:20 pm

Occupy Protests Close Downtown Banks

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Protesters from Occupy San Francisco and dozens of labor, housing and activist groups participated today in multiple actions targeting financial and other corporations. At least 18 people were arrested while blocking Wells Fargo’s downtown headquarters and a Bank of America branch. The latest from Twitter and rolling updates below. Updates 9:21 p.m. Salon: Occupy San […]

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