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Friday, March 21st, 2014

Oakland Agrees to $4.5 Million Settlement For Wounded Occupy Protester

Scott Olsen — the Marine Corps veteran who suffered permanent brain damage after being shot in the head with a lead-filled beanbag by an Oakland Police Department officer during the 2011 Occupy protests — has agreed to a $4.5 million legal settlement with the City of Oakland. The settlement is the third largest that Oakland

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

#Googlebus protest– What does it say about Oakland’s future?

“You guys live fat as hogs with your free 24/7 buffets” On Friday, a¬†group of protestors in West Oakland blocked a Google bus carrying workers that had stopped to pick up people at the West Oakland BART...