Posts Tagged ‘Occupy’

Nearly six months later, two Occupy benefit albums struggle to break even

Silver shows off his work, the site where Audio Occupation is available for download

In May, Rob “Reason” Silver, a part-time record producer from Oakland, and Jason Samel, the owner of a small insurance brokerage in New York, announced their nearly identical but independently conceived plans to bring a new element into the national Occupy protest—marketability. Both had come to the conclusion that there was potential within the anti-capitalistic, determinedly decentralized protest to sell a product that could help raise funds and draw in new supporters. In May, both men launched Occupy benefit albums.

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Man shot and killed near Occupy Oakland encampment

crime scene occupy oakland ogawa plaza

On Occupy Oakland’s one-month anniversary, a man was shot and killed on the outskirts of the encampment Thursday afternoon. Witnesses at the scene said the victim was shot at around 5 pm, following an altercation with a small group of African American men that erupted near the portable toilets on the northeast side of the encampment.

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Occupy Oakland march against police brutality ends peacefully

Throughout the march some demonstrators yelled, "Shields line up!" or "Sheilds to the front," and the shield-bearers would line up in front of the crowd.

Heated confrontations between Oakland police and over 500 Occupy Oakland demonstrators during a march against police brutality on Saturday night threatened to turn into a repeat of Tuesday night’s violence, but the tension dissipated as the march moved away from OPD headquarters and into West Oakland. The night ended peacefully and without arrests.

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