Tag: Occupella

Sep 10

Vigil Against Syria War

[Translate] Frustrated by the absence of any organized big protest against the proposed war on Syria, I accepted an emailed invitation from MoveOn.org on Friday evening to organize a neighborhood candlelight vigil on Monday night Sept. 9.  I figured that maybe 10-15 people would show up, and so I situated the event down at the corner …

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Aug 17

Our Post Office: It Shall Not Be Moved

[Translate]  At a Concert to Save the Berkeley Post Office Aug. 17 2013, an impromptu group led by Occupella’s Hali Hammer performs a special rendition of “We Shall Not Be Moved” customized for the cause. 

Aug 01

Save the Post Office – Media coverage

[Translate] Occupella’s Hali Hammer sends this roundup of links to videos and media coverage of the Post Office issue: YouTube video of the the demonstration at the Berkeley Post Office July 27: Another video of the second day of demonstrations: NBC coverage video of July 28 event, click here.  (Link may work only in Firefox) Contra Costa …

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Jul 27

Save the Post Office

[Translate] While the Administration remains silent, the management of the U.S. Post Office continues to kowtow to the Republican right wing and its drive to hand over choice Post Office real estate and its most profitable services to private corporations.  As in numerous other cities, the historic Post Office building in Berkeley is slated to …

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Nov 24

Singing at Walmart on Black Friday

[Translate] My favorite singing group Occupella was at it again on Black Friday, singing up a storm in support of Walmart workers at the retail giant’s store at the Hilltop Mall in Richmond. We had a healthy turnout of about 30 at the lower level side entrance.  I took a side trip up to the …

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Sep 17

Happy Birthday to Occupy

[Translate] The wandering minstrels of Occupella, or some of them, gathered this afternoon at a Wells Fargo branch in the Fillmore District of San Francisco.  With the help of several sweet-voiced volunteers, we serenaded the bank’s employees, customers, and passers-by with old standards like Take Me Out of the Big Banks, Pay Up Your Corporate …

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Sep 10

Tax the Rich Demo One Year Old

[Translate] The Tax the Rich demonstration on upper Solano Avenue in Berkeley celebrated its first birthday this afternoon, and Occupella was there.  The demonstration, at the old Oaks Theatre across the street from a Private Client (read: loaded) branch of Chase, features signs urging higher tax rates on corporations and wealthy individuals, among other causes. …

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