Growing up in the Midwest, I spent a fair amount of time at the local mall. That's kind of where teen social life happened in my town. We would spend a lot of time anticipating what big, hip chain might set up shop next. Maybe the Gap will come... maybe we'll get a Target!
We have an immediate opportunity to make Oakland a People’s Port as the City Council considers a jobs policy that would ensure the massive expansion of port activities onto the former Army Base leads to thousands of good paying jobs for Oakland residents.
Criticizing the black bloc for vandalism is like shooting fish in a barrel - both are pointless. I’m sure they will show up again so I want to reflect on recent media coverage and share my thoughts about our role as members of the occupy movement.
I used to make fun of Twitter. And Facebook. And the so-called “blogosphere.” As an organizer, it seemed obvious that interactions with a computer screen could never replace the power of face to face contact with real people, real community. As I moved further in my career, directing teams of organizers and volunteers,