Homeless Mothers, Activists Take Over Vacant Oakland House

By Marisa Kendall, Mercurynews.com -

OAKLAND — Sick of struggling with homelessness under a system they say hasn’t helped them, two Oakland mothers took matters into their own hands Monday — by taking control of a vacant West [...]

Oakland Activists Pushing Efforts To Block Federal Militarization Of Local Police

By Mike Maharrey, Blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com -

OAKLAND, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2019) – Activists in Oakland have ramped up efforts to take a first step toward limiting the impact of federal programs that militarize local police. American Friends [...]

Second U.S. City Decriminalizes Magic Mushrooms, Other Psychedelics

By Christian Britschgi, Reason.com -

Watching the rapid advance of mushroom decriminalization has been a trip. On Tuesday, the city council of Oakland, California voted to decriminalize the psychedelic fungus, citing the promise [...]

Why Is There No Strike Pay For Oakland Teachers?

By Jonathan Burleigh, Wsws.org -

The teachers on strike in Oakland, California, are fighting for increased funding to public education, to secure a living wage, and to put an end to the privatization of schools. The Oakland [...]

Growing Calls For Nation-Wide Struggle As Unions Work To Shut Down Oakland Teachers Strike

By Jospeh Stantolan, Wsws.org -

The strike by over 3,300 Oakland, California teachers begins its third day today. The struggle has won widespread support within the working class of Oakland and across the Bay Area. It is the [...]

Oakland Teachers Strike For Better Pay, Many Students Stay Away From Class

By Ali Tadayon, Eastbaytimes.com -

OAKLAND — Teachers demanding better pay started a strike Thursday that’s expected to continue Friday and possibly longer, forming picket lines at dozens of Oakland public schools, which few [...]

Arts Organizing Lifts Oakland Teachers Strike

By David Solnit, Commondreams.org -

Surrounded by a hundred teachers and supporters painting banners, screen printing fabric picket flags, and learning strike songs, Oakland teachers union president Keith Brown held a press [...]

Oakland Teachers Strike, Joining #RedforEd Movement On Picket Lines

By Candice Bernd, Truthout.org -

Today, teachers in Oakland, California, are joining their #RedforEd counterparts in Los Angeles and across the nation in striking for better working conditions and fully funded schools. The [...]

Nearly 3,000 Oakland Teachers Will Strike Thursday

By Staff, Nbcbayarea.com -

The union representing teachers in Oakland said Saturday that it will strike on Thursday Feb. 21, a day after a neutral fact-finding report was issued. At a news conference, Oakland Education [...]

Oakland Educators Authorize Strike

By Julian Peeples, Californiaeducator.org -

Oakland educators are ready to walk off the job and onto the picket line to fight for smaller class sizes, more student support and a living wage, following a strike authorization vote that saw a [...]

Teachers In Denver, Oakland And Chicago Move Toward Strikes, Others Protest

By Samantha Winslow and Dan DiMaggio, Labornotes.org -

Who will pay for a 5 percent raise, smaller classes, and more nurses, librarians, and counselors for the Chicago public schools? “Rich people,” Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Stacy Gates [...]

Oakland Takes Step Toward Public Bank With Unanimous Committee Vote

By Staff, Publicbankinginstitute.org -

The City of Oakland's Finance Committee accepted the Public Bank Feasibility Study and staff report, and recommended placing it on the full City Council's agenda so that all Councilors may have [...]

Massive Cookout Thrown In Park Where Cops Were Called On Black Family BBQ

By Nina Golgowski, Huffingtonpost.com -

The celebration followed an April 29 incident in which a woman ordered a black family grilling along the waterfront to pack up and leave because their charcoal grill was in a grilling area where [...]

Oakland Passes “Strongest” Surveillance Oversight Law In US

Cyrus Farivar, Arstechnica.com -

OAKLAND, Calif.—Late Tuesday evening, the Oakland City Council formally approved a new city ordinance that imposes community control over the use of surveillance technology in the city. Oakland [...]

How Public Banks Can Fund Renewable Energy

By Staff of Public Banking Institute, www.publicbankinginstitute.org -

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 [...]

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