Tag Archives: Oakland

Court: Oakland Police Chief Muzzled Investigation Into Rape By His Officers By
Oakland’s former police chief tried for six months to muzzle allegations that multiple officers sexually exploited an underage girl, and encouraged his department to drop its internal probe of the misconduct, according to a report...
Oakland Protesters Extorted For Exercising First Amendment Rights By
Oakland, CA (TFC) – 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 ordinance passed by Mayor Libby Schaaf condemned peaceful...
Zim Shipping “On The Ropes” In Oakland As Activists Prepare To Block The Boat Again By
AUSTIN, Texas — After multiple Block The Boat actions, even opponents of the blockade movement admit that Zim Integrated Shipping Services, Israel’s largest maritime cargo corporation, is on the defensive. The next in this series of direct actions, which attempt...
Grassroots Resistance As ‘Police Militarization’ Expo Descends on Oakland By
Sustained resistance in Ferguson, Missouri — in the face of riot police, and military service members, and war-grade weapons and vehicles — has forced the issue of police racism and militarization into the national and global spotlight. As the summer closes on a...
Activists Block Israeli Cargo Ship From Entering Port Of Oakland By
Thousands of pro-Palestinian activists have successfully blocked an Israeli ship that was scheduled to dock at the port of Oakland in California on Saturday. The boat had been expected to dock in the early morning hours and protesters had planned to show up at 5:00 am...
US Activists To Block Israeli Cargo In Mass Shutdown Of West Coast Ports By
The Port of Oakland, California is one of the busiest shipping ports in the United States. On 16 August, it will also be a flashpoint of the growing global movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel. A diverse coalition of groups is coming together...
Oakland’s Anti-Spy Center Campaign Sets Template For Other Cities By
LOS ANGELES — Less than a year ago, the city of Oakland, Calif., took what privacy activists considered to be a major step toward a surveillance state. In July 2013, the Oakland City Council unanimously approved the implementation of the Domain Awareness Center, a...
Environmentalist Kicked Out Of Chevron-Sponsored Event By
On Wednesday, Paul Paz y Miño was standing at the back of the ballroom of the Marriott Convention Center during the Economic Development Summit for Energy and Sustainability in Oakland, Calif., when he was approached by a woman. The woman asked Paz y Miño, the online...
Report: Most Decorated Officers Also The Most Violent By
A new report from the Oakland Police Beat, a news outlet seeking to empower the people of Oakland, Calif., by publishing investigative journalism pieces about the city’s controversial police department, revealed that the city’s officers who received the most medals...