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 [...]

Grassroots Organizing Leads To Success In Oakland

By Staff, www.publicbankinginstitute.org -

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

By Harry Harris, www.eastbaytimes.com -

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

By Sheng Thao, www.cowboysonthecommons.org -

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

By Shara Smith, www.publicbankinginstitute.org -

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

By Erin Baldassari, www.mercurynews.com -

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

By David Downs, www.m.eastbayexpress.com -

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

By Sarah Small, www.foodtank.com -

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

By Darwin Bond Graham, www.eastbayexpress.com -

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

By CBS SF Bay Area, www.sanfrancisco.cbslocal..com -

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

By Rachel Lederman, www.truth-out.org -

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, [...]

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