How Public Banks Can Fund Renewable Energy

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By Staff of Public Banking Institute - September 25, Friends of Public Bank of Oakland organized a public forum to hear Wolfram Morales of the German Sparkasse (East German Savings Bank [...]

Grassroots Organizing Leads To Success In Oakland

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By Staff of Public Banking Institution - Last Tuesday ,Oakland City Council approved the $100,000 feasibility study for the Public Bank of Oakland, putting that city on track to create its own [...]

Noose Discovery At Port Of Oakland Prompts Longshoremen Walk-Out

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By HARRY HARRIS for OAKLAND — Operations at one of the Port of Oakland’s largest terminals were suspended for several hours Thursday when longshoremen walked off the job in response to nooses [...]

Oakland Passes Public Banking Resolution, Reaffirmed As Sanctuary City

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By Sheng Thao for Cowboys On The Commons - The Resolution, co-sponsored by Councilmembers Kaplan, Kalb, and Guillen, directs the City Administrator to look into the scope and cost of conducting a [...]

Oakland Just Voted To Explore Public Banking

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By Shara Smith for Public Banking Institute - In response to long-term economic instability and disappointment with the mainstream banking system, the Oakland City Council voted Tuesday to [...]

Freedom Now Demonstrators Shut Down Oakland Police Officers’ Association

By Dave Id for Indy Bay - Following the recent wave of demonstrations nationwide after the police murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, a call went out for Freedom Now protests on July [...]

People Power Kills Coal In Oakland And Likely Kills An Export Terminal

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By Erin Baldassari for The Mercury News - OAKLAND -- During a raucous four-hour meeting Monday night, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to ban the storage and handling of coal and [...]

Oakland Green Lights Drug War Reparations

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By David Downs for East Bay Express - Oaklanders who’ve been jailed for pot in the last ten years will go to the front of the line for legal weed permits under a revolutionary new program enacted [...]

Urban Farming Of Acta Non Verba Invests in the Future

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By Sarah Small for Food Tank - The Acta Non Verba Youth Urban Farm Project is investing in the health and future of their community. Educators use the farm as their classroom to engage the [...]

Banking On Coal In Oakland

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By Darwin Bond Graham in East Bay Express - Last April, when plans to ship coal through the old Oakland Army Base became public, Phil Tagami, the master developer of the base, came under fire [...]

Oakland Protesters Burn Confederate Flag, Block Freeway, After Police Shooting

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By CBS SF Bay Area - Protesters burned Confederate flags and shut down a freeway in Downtown Oakland Wednesday night, hours after police fatally shot a man suspected in an armed robbery and [...]

Why Oakland’s Crackdown On Protest Is Sure To Fail

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By Rachel Lederman in Truthout - Under pressure from business after a large May Day demonstration, in which dozens of new cars and bank windows were smashed, Oakland's new mayor, Libby Schaaf, [...]

Oakland Adopts A Privacy Policy To Prevent Law Enforcement Abuse

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By Occupy Oakland - Almost two years after the Domain Awareness Center first crept onto the radar of Bay Area activists… it will be allowed to power up. Two years past it was a system spec’ed [...]

Oakland Protesters Extorted For Exercising First Amendment Rights

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The night of May 23rd, 2015 was an interesting one for residents and activists in the city of Oakland. Nearly 50 people were cited, arrested, or at least confronted by the Oakland Police after an [...]

Protesters Clash With Oakland Police Over Curfew Crackdown

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Several people were detained during protests in Oakland Sunday night, following clashes with police out in force on orders that violence and vandalism would not be tolerated. Police said officers [...]

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