TOMORROW- Poor Peoples Decolonization ("Occupation") From Oakland to San Francisco

Tiny - Posted on 07 November 2011

Poor Peoples Decolonization (Occupation) From Oakland to San Francisco

Gente Pobre Descolonizacion (Ocupacion) de Oakland a San Francisco


Poor people, im/migrant workers, families on welfare, disabled, elders, youth of color, po'lice brutalized peoples of color will Decolonize (Occupy) four federal, state and local government offices that perpetrate ongoing criminalization, eviction, removal, scarcity models, false borders deportation, abuse and harassment on poor peoples everyday in the US and beyond

What: Poor Peoples Decolonization (Occupation) & March  

When: Thursday, November 10th @ 12:00

Where: Three locations in Oakland in the following order:

1) Oakland Police Department 455 7th Street @ Broadway  (1st location!)

2) Oakland Housing Authority/HUD: 1805 Harrison St @ 19th St.

3) Alameda County Social Services (Welfare) 2000 San Pablo Av

One Location in San Francisco:

4) US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE) 630 Sansome St San

Francisco @ Jackson St.


We will begin the poor peoples occupation at 12:00 noon at the police station at 7th and Broadway in Oakland and then march to HUD, then to Alameda County Social Services (welfare) and then take BART to SF to USICE in downtown SF


As the poorest of the poor, barely surviving on the margins of the 99%, we are very poor families, the no-wage workers, indigenous/im/migrant day laborers, recyclers, workfare/welfare and/or disabled folks. Most of us have no bank accounts, no homes, no passports, We exist on government crumbs or underground work to survive and our lives have become increasingly dangerous due to criminalizing legislations, racial profiling, US in-justice, and drastically shrinking government budgets for housing, aid and social services.


We are asking the powerful Decolonize (Occupy) movements in the Bay Area to decolonize and march with us in solidarity with those of us in severe poverty who struggle to survive, raise our babies and face ongoing racist, classist laws legislations and false borders everyday on both sides of the bay as we present demands to the government offices that continue to racialize, criminalize, harass, evict and abuse us. 


We will march and decolonize four govt spaces on both sides of the Bay - ICE, Welfare (DHS), HUD (Housing n Urban Development) & The Po'Lice in one day  at the front of each of these buildings - we ARE not trying to endanger ANY poor peoples/migrante peoples with arrests as none of us can risk arrest-

POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE/PoorNewsNetwork(PNN) is a poor people-led.indigenous peoples led grassroots, arts organization dedicated to providing revolutionary media access, education, art and advocacy to youth, adults and elders in poverty across Turtle Island

Co-sponsors: The San Francisco Bay View Newspaper, Bay Area CISPES, Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP), Idriss Stelly Foundation, Education Not Incarceration, United Playaz, Living Wage Coalition ( More TBA)



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