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.
-What is Idle No More?
-Why does Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike matter?
-”Hunger strike by Chief Theresa Spence against new government legislation and long term denial of indigenous rights sparks nation wide movement”
Im on a boat!
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OaktownLive: Live & Direct from Oakland, Ca w/ Dr. Bernard Lafayette -
This Thuirsday Sep 20th Team Oaktown Live will be livestreaming An Evening With Dr. Lafayette, co-author of the Kingian Nonviolence Curriculum and Chair of the Positive Peace Warrior Network:
An Evening w/ Dr. Lafayette
Today is the anniversary of the 1886 Haymarket Square bombing, where someone threw a stick of dynamite at police attempting to disperse a labor demonstration; the ensuing melee killed seven police and four demonstrators. It is also the anniversary of the Kent State massacre of 1970, where National Guardsmen used live ammunition to disperse a student protest, killing four and wounding nine others. It is also Oakland’s 160th birthday. A city founded by squatters who staked a claim to land owned by rich conquerers in the first half of the 19th century shares its origins on the calendar with two points of America’s most violent domestic political history. I can think of no better time to recount its current state at the nexus of radical politics and militarized police. Exactly 160 years later, this is still the Wild West. —
Occupied Oakland’s May Daze, me for Truthout. (via susie-c)
this was a really, really great article by Susie Cagle.
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
See also: Occupy Oakland & The Stay-Away Orders: Interview with “LA” Joe Briones
OaktownLive: Occupy Oakland & The Stay-Away Orders: Interview with "LA" Joe Briones -
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.