Rainy footage of Occupy Oakland Courts Rally

Uploaded on Jan 20, 2012

They said they would be there rain or shine for the occupy Oakland Courthouse rally…

Looks like it rained based on this video.

Will this catch on Nationwide?

Outside the Oakland Federal Courthouse @greendoula January 20, 2012 4:43 PM – Captured Live on Ustream athttp://www.ustream.tv/channel/greendoula with the Ustream Mobile App

Write up at antalpolony.com

This was a nice write up found on the antalpolony.com website

“Here is a group spearheaded by my cousin, Geza, who got the idea based on the national Move to Amend initiative to nullify corporate personhood, an outgrowth of that strange and hugely unpopular decision brought by the Supreme Court two years ago in the Citizens United case. There is a national day of action on January 20th, the same day that Occupy San Francisco plans on shutting down the city’s financial district (this seems to be coincidence, or rather the financial district action resulted from the MTA national day of action, and the true motivation was forgotten, which, interestingly enough, is in parallel with Occupy Wall Street’s original genesis as well, also planned in part as a protest against corporate personhood). We are holding a rally in front of Oakland’s Federal Building at 14th and Clay, with street theater and talking points, before crossing the bay to join the others in San Francisco. While I personally believe that local issues should usually be Occupy’s focus, here is an exception, if only because the polls are so vociferously disapproving of the Supreme Court’s wholly undemocratic decision, that influences our democracy so thoroughly. If Occupys around the country can get behind Move to Amend, adopt the mindset & show their anger about this case, something might well come of it. Hope to see people there at 14th and Clay on January 20th.”

Small businesses are the backbone of America.

However monster corporations and the money they have to get their way is scary.

Speakers and entertainment for January 20 in Oakland: Aimee Allison, Laura Wells, Occupella

Originally Posted on 

We are delighted to have these inspirational speakers, along with singing by Occupella and others and a Corporate Personhood skit, during the morning program at the Federal Courthouse (1301 Clay St.) in Oakland between 8 and 11 am:

Aimee Allison from RootsAction, is an author, public affairs television host, political activist, and a leader of the counter-recruitment movement. Beginning in September 2007, she was co-host of The Morning Show on KPFA. She was a Green Party candidate for the Oakland City Council’s District Two in 2006.

Laura Wells was Candidate for Governor with the Green Party in 2010; also ran for State Controller in 2002 and 2006. Focused on State Banks and on keeping “only the good” of old Prop 13. Need to eliminate the 2/3 majority for revenue, since it helps the 1% get richer when they pay taxes at a lower rate than the rest of us.

January 20 Occupy Oakland Courts to meet up with SF court occupation


The occupation at the Oakland Federal Courthouse on Clay St., between 13th and 14th Streets is scheduled from 8-11, although we may maintain a presence and an information table there all day.  However, some of us will take BART to SF at 11 a.m. (leave your cars at home) to meet up with the SF court occupation, which will start with a march from SF Civic Center BART station at 11:45 am to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals at 7th and Mission for the action at 12 noon. This action is non-violent and in coordination with the national Occupy the Courts. See the facebook event.

Write up at draketalkoakland.com

occupy oakland courts move to amend

Here is a write up from draketalkoakland.com about what will happen on January 20, 2012

“The twentieth is the 2nd anniversary [actually January 21st] of the Supreme Court ruling described  in MovetoAmend.org as “Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections [allowing unlimited secret corporate spending on elections based on their free speech rights as persons] and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions.”

Inspired by Occupy Wall Street, federal courts around the country will experience a one day “occupation” designed to hasten the end of corporate rule. Both San Francisco and Oakland will stage activities in the morning, but Occupy Oakland is asking East Bay folks to come to the Ronald V Dellums Federal Building on Clay Street from 8 to 11 am and then BART over together to SF for the afternoon activities there. A table will remain at the Oakland Federal building for information on Move to Amend and Occupy the Courts throughout the day.

Phoebe Sorgen of the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission has been working on this issue  for a decade and said “The only way to overrule the courts is with an amendment to separate corporations from the state.”



Occupy Oakland Marching To Family Court

People are angry here in Oakland.

In fact they are angry and frustrated everywhere as scenes like this are more and more common around the country.

YOU can’t help but NOTICE the crowd is overwhelmingly made up of young people seeking a change as they are Marching To Family Court.

Notice some of the signs they hold up.

“The system is BROKEN and can’t be fixed!”