Occupy Oakland

12:48pm

Fri February 10, 2012
Cops & Courts

Occupy Oakland asks for more oversight of police actions

Photo from event page Occupyoakland.org

Last night, members of Occupy Oakland gathered at the Grand Lake Theater to discuss the Oakland Police Department’s crowd control policies and their use of force in response to Occupy demonstrations. The meeting was held in place of a similar event that was to be hosted by the Citizen’s Police Review Board, an independent volunteer body comprised of residents of the City of Oakland. Originally scheduled to be held at City Hall, the CPRB event was postponed somewhat last minute.

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11:10am

Wed February 8, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: top news stories for Wednesday, February 8, 2012

California Assembly Speaker John Perez will introduce a bill today that reduces the cost of public, four-year university tuition for California students from families that make less than $150,000. The plan would cut the tuition by two thirds, returning it to levels not seen since more than a decade ago. If enacted, the bill will help students from families with incomes too high to receive financial aid, but not high enough to pay for their children's education on their own…

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1:39pm

Thu February 2, 2012
Arts & Culture

Laughter Against the Machine: Comedy with a purpose

Laughter Against the Machine is (from left to right) Janine Brito, Nato Green, and W. Kamau Bell
Ameen Belbahri

Maybe you support the Occupy movement, or maybe you don't. Or maybe you take this point of view:

NATO GREEN: I want to be for the 99%, but I don't know if you realize this, that's a lot of people, including a lot of assholes. And most of us given the opportunity would be able to say, would want to be able to say, "I'm for the 99%, asterisk, except some people." And then we'd have our own lists! 

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9:53am

Mon January 30, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: top news stories for Monday, January 30, 2012

Frustrated by cuts to the judiciary system, some Bay Area courts are pushing for legislation that would transfer control of the system's $3 billion budget from a central bureaucracy to lawmakers and local trial judges. The California Assembly votes today on the measure... 

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