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The Return of Occupy SF: Big Day of Protests Planned For Friday

January 19, 2012 | 12:25 pm

The Return of Occupy SF: Big Day of Protests Planned For Friday

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Occupy San Francisco, which was unceremoniously booted from its base at Justin Herman Plaza in December, is planning a day of protests in the Financial District on Friday. On Wednesday, 10 speakers divulged protest plans at a press conference in front of the Bank of America at California and Kearny streets in San Francisco. They […]

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Occupy Santa Rosa, Immigration Groups, Rally Against Wells Fargo

January 6, 2012 | 6:29 pm

Occupy Santa Rosa, Immigration Groups, Rally Against Wells Fargo

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On the cracked, asphalt parking lot of a former Albertsons grocery store in Santa Rosa, live theater and an Aztec dance performance revved up the crowd as they began their march to the city’s Old Courthouse Square. Their target: Wells Fargo. Protesters say the financial institution invests in companies that operate for-profit immigration detention centers. […]

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Police Raid Latest Occupy Encampment

December 28, 2011 | 11:00 pm

Police Raid Latest Occupy Encampment

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Update Friday: Well that was quick. From Bay City News last night: One protester was arrested and more than a dozen were cited for trespassing when police raided an Occupy Oakland camp in West Oakland this evening. Police responded to the encampment, located at a lot in the 2000 block of Peralta Street in West […]

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The Race to Recall Jean Quan is On

December 21, 2011 | 8:55 am

The Race to Recall Jean Quan is On

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The race is on between two groups trying to recall Oakland mayor Jean Quan. On Monday, the city attorney said it was legal for two recall efforts to proceed independently of each other. (Read pdf of the legal opinion here.) One of the efforts is led by former mayoral candidate Greg Harland, who says Quan […]

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December 15, 2011 | 11:42 am

Oakland Police Investigating Captain Who Approved Projectile Use Against Occupy Protesters

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The police captain who approved using beanbag projectiles against Occupy Oakland protesters and the SWAT officer who fired a beanbag round at a demonstrator have been reassigned during an investigation into the tactics. Oakland police Capt. Ersie Joyner III tells the Contra Costa Times that he could be fired or demoted because […]

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Did Rank-and-File Union Members Support the Port Shutdown?

December 13, 2011 | 4:35 pm

Did Rank-and-File Union Members Support the Port Shutdown?

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During our coverage of the Oakland port shutdown yesterday, we wrote a little bit about labor’s decidedly tepid if not negative response to Occupy Oakland’s protest on behalf of Longview, Washington ILWU workers in a dispute with the grain exporter EGT. The leadership of the ILWU as well as various locals declared their opposition to […]

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Occupy Brings Protest to Oakland Port

December 12, 2011 | 4:10 pm

Occupy Brings Protest to Oakland Port

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Latest updates Today protesters are trying to shut down ports along the West Coast. In Oakland, protesters gathered around 5:30 a.m. at the West Oakland BART station. Our reporter Andrew Stelzer estimated about a thousand who then marched through the streets of West Oakland. From AP: The protesters are targeting the locations because they believe […]

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December 7, 2011 | 7:28 am

Photos: Occupy San Francisco Encampment Cleared

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Police Remove the Last Occupy LA Protestors; 200 arrested

November 30, 2011 | 7:51 am

Police Remove the Last Occupy LA Protestors; 200 arrested

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UPDATE 8:15 am: Great live blogging and tweeting of events as they unfolded last night from KPCC – Southern California Public Radio. Mayor Villaraigosa is holding a press conference later this morning with Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck. Earlier this morning he praised the police. He issued this statement at 1 AM. Meanwhile protestors […]

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November 29, 2011 | 8:28 pm

Occupy LA Encampment Preparing for Possible Raid

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Occupy Los Angeles just tweeted about a possible raid: “LAPD is preparing to for #OLARaid tonight! Get to City Hall NOW!” KQED’s Krissy Clark is at the General Assembly right now where she says they are announcing the possible raid and and discussing preparations. She says just a few people have raised their hands saying […]

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