UPDATE #2: After being bumped by the “Decolonize” proposal, we removed our proposal from its emergency status and are now stuck in stack limbo behind at least five others. We are now just hoping to get reimbursed at some point in the next decade.
UPDATE: Our proposal is going to the GA today, Sunday December 4 and is second on the list of proposals. Please note that the GA today is at 2pm!
We are planning to publish the second print edition of the Occupied Oakland Tribune for the December 12 West Coast Port Shut Down!
This issue is expected to include interviews with Oscar Grant activist (turned OO leader) Jack Bryson, Occupy Oakland livestreamer Spencer Mills (@OakFoSho), an article on attempts to co-opt the Occupy movement and much more.
The second issue is expected to be twice as long as the first issue but in order to pull this off we are going to need some money. We plan to ask the Occupy Oakland General Assembly for $300 to pay for the costs of the printing. This is a great deal as the printer has agreed contribute all of the labor but we still need to pitch in for the raw materials–paper, ink and printing plates. The previous issue was half the length and actually cost substantially more than $300 but we ate all the costs and now need to look for other sources of income. Not that we’re complaining! It was a privilege to produce the OOT for the General Strike but we need some outside donations to keep things going.
We hope that you attend the General Assembly (date TBA) and consider supporting our proposal.
Finally, the first issue is below just to remind you of what we were able to create the last time. Please help us do it again!