Posts Tagged: protests

Testing Libby Schaaf

Testing Libby Schaaf

Posted May 26, 2015 by

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf only took office in January, but she already faces two career-defining tests. One involves the Raiders stadium, the other nighttime street protests. Mayor Jean Quan, Schaaf’s predecessor, mishandled both challenges, which is why she is now
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New Strategies Needed for Police Protests

New Strategies Needed for Police Protests

Posted December 8, 2014 by

In the past few days, street protests against the Ferguson/Eric Garner decisions have swept the nation. We’ve seen marches, die-ins, freeway closures, and in Oakland and Berkeley, vandalism completely unrelated to police racism. My favorite tweet from Saturday night’s Berkeley
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Were Ferguson Protests Effective?

Were Ferguson Protests Effective?

Posted December 2, 2014 by

On Black Friday, my Twitter feed was ablaze with messages about the shutdown of the West Oakland BART station. Tweets praised protesters for chaining themselves to BART cars in order to block train service to and from San Francisco. This 
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