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Oakland residents celebrate black history with tributes to outstanding women

We Stand on Their Shoulders" was the theme as young and old packed the house Feb. 28 to hear poems, dramatizations and accounts from history.

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Oakland examines racial disparities, police misconduct

 The Oakland City Council has begun a new process to examine racial disparities in the city's economy and criminal justice system.

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Oakland City Council OK’s plans for Army base

The agreement with developers includes precedent-setting community benefits provisions to hire local workers and involve the community in ensuring compliance.

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Demonstrators protest raids at medical pot facilities

Protesters, many of them medical marijuana users, massed in downtown Oakland to protest the raiding by federal agents of Oaksterdam University, which trains workers for the medical marijuana industry.

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City Council OKs community benefits for Oakland Army Base project

A new chapter opened in the long saga of efforts to redevelop the former Oakland Army Base, as the City Council approved guiding principles.

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Bay area activists protest home foreclosures

It's a story heard in neighborhood after neighborhood here, as around the nation.

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Occupy, unions and allies: "We refuse to be evicted"

Tthe "one percent" is learning big time today that it cannot evict a nationwide grassroots movement.

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Occupy Oaklanders vigil for injured vet

On the evening of Oct. 27, over a thousand people held a vigil for Iraq veteran Scott Olsen, seriously hurt two days earlier when he was struck in the head by a police tear gas canister.

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Attacks on protesters backfire as Occupy raises the heat on banks

More than 100 arrests in Oakland, unions, their allies, and now Amnesty International have all condemned the use of tear gas.

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Oakland demos spark call for nonviolence & end to repression

In the wake of the early morning police eviction of Occupy Oakland protesters from their encampments Oct. 25, confrontation between protesters and police came to a head in the early evening after protesters regrouped at the city's main library to march through the city.

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