Martin Nicolaus

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People Shut Down Port of Oakland Again

A major public relations campaign by the Port of Oakland and its allies in the Chamber of Commerce and in Oakland’s political establishment either had no effect or backfired, as the size of the crowd that marched on the port on Monday December 12 easily topped the initial effort November 2.  Although there was some …

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Eclipse pix

The shadow of the earth eclipsed the moon on Saturday morning Dec. 10, exactly as astronomers predicted.  Here are some snapshots of the event as seen from Berkeley’s Cesar Chavez Park.  Short slideshow below.

Re-Occupy Foreclosed Homes

As part of a nationwide series of demonstrations aimed at stopping and rolling back home foreclosures, more than 100 people gathered in Oakland’s historic DeFremery Park on Dec. 6, and then walked half a block to the home of Gayla Newsom and her family, who have re-occupied their home that was taken away by Chase …

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Police Pepper Spray UC Davis Protesters

A video collage from four different cameras showing the UC campus police pepper spraying nonviolent student protesters.

Students speak out in San Francisco Nov. 16 2011

Students from several area colleges held a rally outside the California State Building on Wednesday Nov. 16 at 4 pm.  After a brief opening presentation, the mike was opened to anyone who wanted to speak.  I edited short clips from a number of the speakers into a 5-min video that’s up on YouTube, or here:

Occupy Oakland Nov. 2 2011

 [View photos and videos large size] By ten a.m., when I arrived by bicycle at Oscar Grant Square (formerly Frank Ogawa Square) the crowd had already taken over the intersection of 14th and Broadway, probably the busiest crossing in the City.  For a brief moment I spotted an Oakland Police Department patrol car blocking off …

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Mississippi 1964-65 Photos

These are snapshots I took in the winter of 1964-65 in some of our Jackson Mississippi Freedom School sessions, at churches and in our 852 Short Street library, and a few portraits of some of our “regulars” in nearby settings.  The class leader and storyteller is Viki Ortiz. [embpicasa id=”5652773885165276929″] This was the house at …

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