Local police agencies seek to share armored vehicle

UCPD, Berkeley Police Department and Albany Police Department recently decided to partner to seek funding for an armored vehicle despite opposition from community members who fear it will be used to suppress protests. The proposal for the armored vehicle, known as the East Bay Tactical Intervention Vehicle, has not yet
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May 1 Day of Action Live Blog

Groups from around the Bay Area and nationwide have planned demonstrations, rallies and strikes to coincide with Tuesday’s international May Day of Action and general strike. May 1 is International Workers’ Day, an official holiday in many countries around the world and a day to recognize the international labor movement. In the
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Protesters occupy UC Berkeley-owned farm in Albany

Members of Occupy Cal, along with other Occupy protesters from the Bay Area, marched from Berkeley to a UC Berkeley-owned farm in Albany on Sunday afternoon with plans to set up an Earth Day encampment. After listening to speakers from various Occupy movements including Occupy San Francisco, Occupy Cal and
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Public art project positively depicts Occupy protesters

Twentyfourth Street was barren.  Two 25-foot photographs pasted on the side of the New Parkway Theater in Oakland were torn asunder.  Their faces incomplete, half-formed, had been disfigured by the rain, the tattered remnants swung idly to and fro, like paper pendulums signaling the apocalyptic end of an uproarious revolutionary
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March 1 Day of Action yields low turnout

UC Berkeley students and other community members took part in a national Day of Action Thursday that garnered significantly less participation than the large-scale Occupy Cal protests of last November. The day’s protest in support of public education began with small campus demonstrations and culminated in a march through Oakland.
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A tragic preoccupation

CITY AFFAIRS: Blaming Occupy Oakland for North Berkeley resident Peter Cukor’s death is a baseless and misguided opinion.

Nobody can predict when events will take a turn for the worse. At a moment’s notice, a frightening situation can become a violent emergency, as it did Saturday evening when North Berkeley resident Peter Cukor was allegedly bludgeoned to death. This incident was tragic, no doubt, but speculation that the
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Occupy the Truth Conference focuses on media transparency

Between 250 and 300 people attended an Occupy the Truth Conference at UC Berkeley’s International House this weekend, which focused on media transparency and received a visit from Occupy Oakland protesters Saturday night. The event was co-sponsored by 94.1 FM KPFA Pacifica Radio and the Fresh Juice Party, a “politically
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