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Update: Occupy Oakland

Updated: Aug 30, 2023


The Spiritual Monkey has a post today on a new development in Occupy Oakland’s “war on tents”– the takeover of a vacant lot that is in foreclosure proceedings, the status of which will make eviction and camp destruction more complex legally than at the various other Oakland sites.  Of interest to Points readers, however, is the explicit statement that

The occupiers have voted to be a no-alcohol camp. They saw what it did to the energy of the last camp at OGP [Oscar Grant Plaza]. Reefer? This is Oakland. The herb is not to source of problems in these parts.

This is an interesting allusion to a participant point of view on the drug dynamics in the Occupy movements, about which I wrote last week. Occupiers who want to shed light on these issues, your comments are most welcome.

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