Comrades near and far,
First off, thank you so much from the bottom of our rebellious hearts
for the solidarity actions that took place in your cities across the
country. You cannot believe what those actions meant for the morale
of the Oakland Commune after the attack from the notorious Oakland
police. We love you like we love liberation and we also have your
As you have heard or seen reported in international news now, Occupy
Oakland experience extreme police repression from several different
agencies yesterday after thousands of Oakland residents attempted to
take over an empty building to build a social center. The majority of
the arrests, however, took place later in the night on a march when
protesters were kettled. The Oakland Commune was teargased, shot by
bean bag and rubber bullets, and many people were severely beaten.
Our situation is the following: we have hundreds of people who have
been arrested and kept in three different sites. Today we had 350
people in Santa Rita jail, with others in Glen Dyer and in North
County. We do not know exactly how many have been arrested but it is
possibly up to 400. There is also an immense range of charges and
some arrestees have multiple chargers.
We also have many cases of comrades in jail who have been injured by
the police, including head injuries, and others who have
vulnerabilities of concern such as medical conditions or trans gender
Some people have already been released but many others are held on
bail until their arraignment. Some people can hold tight and others
Occupy Oakland has very little money to handle this situation. We need
to bond people out and also make sure people get the medical attention
they deserve and need.
PLEASE PUT OUR DONATION INFORMATION FOR BAIL ON YOUR WEBSITE, BLAST IT
ON THE INTERNET, FACEBOOK, ETC.
HERE IS THE LINK: