Thursday, October 27, 2011

"East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy" stands against the violent eviction of Occupy Oakland, the unprovoked arrests, and the police attacks on peaceful protesters.

2011-10-27 "We Reject the Violence on Oaklanders & We Rally for Good Jobs with Youth" message from "East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE)" [1814 Franklin Street - Suite 325 Oakland, CA 94612] [510.893.7106][]
What:  Swagn 4 Justice: concert and rally for quality jobs. Hundreds of youth, neighbors, workers and clergy will gather to call for quality jobs at the Oakland Army Base and to deliver thousands of signatures on a petition demanding the City require Army Base developers to hire Oaklanders, treat all job applicants fairly by “banning the box”, and guarantee workers’ right to organize.
When:  Tuesday, November 1, 4:30pm
Performers:   DJ Fuze (formerly of Digital Underground) and the Luniz, Queen Deelah, J-Milli-on, O-Zone, Hanyah, Brenden Alexander and more! Turf dance showcase featuring: Turf Feinz & Turfin’24/7
Where:   Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway in front of Oakland City Hall

EBASE stands with our community, labor, and faith partners in denouncing the violent eviction of Occupy Oakland, the unprovoked arrests, and the police attacks on peaceful protesters. Our thoughts and prayers are with Scott Olsen-- the 24 year old Iraq war veteran who remains in critical condition after Tuesday’s clash-- and all Oaklanders who suffered injuries and abuse as a result of the city’s response to Occupy Oakland.
We call on Mayor Jean Quan, the Oakland Police Department and all our city leaders to apologize for these acts of violence and to join us in fighting for a city and an economy that works for the 99%.
EBASE stood alongside allies and Oakland residents during Wednesday night’s peaceful assembly which was attended by more than 3,000 people and successful in refocusing us all on our common purpose. 
We must hold accountable the big banks and corporations responsible for causing our economic crisis. Corporations must pay their fair share and contribute to our economy and our community with good-paying jobs. Quality jobs mean we can stay in our homes, take care of our families, and create healthy and thriving communities. Let’s address the real public health and public safety issues in Oakland by creating good jobs.
The Oakland Army Base is the biggest opportunity Oakland has to create good jobs for our community for the long haul. Our City leaders need to refocus. They must hold the multinational corporation developing the site – ProLogis – accountable for hiring locally, providing good-paying jobs with benefits, and opening job access for people who are formerly incarcerated.
Oakland youth know what Oakland needs and that’s good jobs for the 99%! Join Revive Oakland & Urban Peace Movement at a concert and rally to call upon our city leaders to stand with us and build an Oakland that we can all occupy in peace.
EBASE is proud to have stood with the Alameda Labor Council, Oakland Rising, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Causa Justa:: Just Cause, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and others Tuesday morning to oppose the eviction of Occupy Oakland protesters and call on the City of Oakland to release the arrested, drop the charges, and restore the occupation.

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