TOL Returns to the streets, #LiveAndDirect, from the Oakland, CA, Cirlce Dance flashmob in support of Idle No More, and Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike, and her demand for a meeting w/ Canadian PM Stephen Harper.
The Canadian Parliament is ramming through a law that will severely alter the laws regarding development of “Indian Land”, removing many protections and rights the First Nations peoples have had up until now. This is what people are protesting.
Im on a boat!
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“I had journalists who were poking fun at me, while I was in jail, on Twitter and social media” ~ journalist Susie Cagle
An Evening w/ Dr. Lafayette
this was a really, really great article by Susie Cagle.
Oakland May Day, 2012: OPD “Snatch Team” Arrest
After the crowd had been dispersed from 14th & Broadway, fellow livestreamer CourtneyOccupy & Pirate encountered what seems to be one of an undetermined number of roving OPD “snatch teams” prowling the streets of the 510. This may or may not be part of the “new tactics” Chief Jordan planned to roll out for May Day
It’s not strictly illegal to have rocks in your pocket, and the two men standing on the corner didn’t seem to be doing anything more suspicious that dressing in all-black on May Day in Oakland. That seems like sketchy probable cause at face-value.
If OPD had some specific intelligence that they were arresting a specific person for a specific crime, that’s one thing.
But just rolling up on people dressed in all-black, that’s kinda fucked up, even by Oakland standards.
Here are the raw video segments from the TOL May Day 2012 Broadcast.
All Team Oaktown Live videos are Creative Commons licensed (reuse,remix/non-$/attribution). Any booshwa from YouTube about “Matched Third Party Content” is in dispute as these were all captured at public, newsworthy events and come under “Far Use”.
Highlight clips to follow.
Oakland May Day 2012 Pt 1/7
TOL will be “Live & Direct” from today’s UC Berkeley rally in support of the #Sproul13 and against the Stay-Away Orders, ~11am. For more info, http://is.gd/Sproul13
The subject of stay-away orders has been something that TOL has been mentioning on the stream for a while now. To summarize, the Alameda County District Attorney has has been issuing so-called “Stay-Away Orders” against people taking part in Occupy-related protests and activities, most noticeably in Oakland and at UC Berkeley.
These orders require people to stay 100 to 300 yards away from Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza or, in the case of the UC orders, away from ANY UC PROPERTY IN THE STATE, with the exception of going to class or to work-related activities…
Several weeks ago at a protest, Pirate bumped into Joseph (“L.A. Joe”) Briones, one of the recipients of a stay-away (and the first to be arrested for violating his order… or did he?) who had just been released from custody. At the time, Joe was recently free from a week in Santa Rita jail and didn’t feel up for speaking about his experience.
Wednesday afternoon, while attending an OO rally in support of Oaksterdam after Monday’s Federal raids, Joe caught up with Team Oaktown Live and was ready to talk about his situation, his experience with the stay-away orders, and how he never got arrested before Occupy…
We’ll be posting clips to highlight incidents (interviews, arrests, etc.) as soon as our excruciatingly slow net connection and correspondingly creaky computer hardware allow. In the meantime, here’s the raw video.