[News] Stop Urban Shield in Oakland

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Resist State Violence and Repression


*Week of Education & Action: August 30th-September 5th*

Contact us about AROC membership meeting regarding Urban Shield.

Urban Shield is the SWAT team training and weapons expo that 
brings together local, regional and global police-military units 
including the Apartheid State of Israel. It will be held 
in Oakland September 4-8. And its host? The Oakland Marriott Convention 


*Friday, September 5th*


*Oakland Marriott - 1001 Broadway*

*Tuesday, August 26th: NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY*
Three things you can do to oppose Urban Shield & Police Militarization 
from Oakland to Ferguson:
*1. Call the Oakland Marriott Convention Center Now! *
Ask to speak with Lisa Kershner, General Area Manager of Oakland 
Marriott City Center and Oakland Convention Center. Her direct 
line: (510) 466- 6410

Sample script:
/"/My name is  _____  from _____, _____ and I am appalled that Urban 
Shield will be taking place at the Oakland Marriott Convention Center 
this September 4-8th. I am asking you to stand on the side of 
communities that face police militarization every day. Don't enable the 
City of Oakland's weapons expos and SWAT trainings. Please make the 
Oakland Marriott Convention Center a safe place for all communities. If 
you do host Urban Shield, I will not use any Marriott facilities until 
you side with communities over state repression."//

2. Sign and spread ourpetition 
and email wrl at warresisters.org for more info. Help us reach our goal of 
5,000 signatures this week.

3. To support on the ground organizing in Ferguson against police 
violence and militarization, as well as to sustain those affected by the 
current police occupation, click here 

/*The Stop Urban Shield Oakland campaign has 4 central demands:*/

 1. The City of Oakland must defund all activities related to
    Urban Shield, and all city agencies must withdraw their
    participation in Urban Shield.
 2. We demand an end to all City collaborations with the Apartheid State
    of Israel.
 3. We demand that the City of Oakland invest in
    community-based programs proven to decrease violence and harm
    instead of in the increased militarization of its police force and
    emergency services.
 4. We call on our communities to continue fighting back and resisting
    state violence and repression.

*Get involved*

Sign on to the demands: http://bit.ly/susoakland 

Visit our page for more info: http://bit.ly/susoaklandinfo 

Check out this Police Militarization Toolkit w/ information you can use 
to spread   the word about Urban Shield and the impacts of militarized 
policing in our communities: http://bit.ly/sustoolkit 

Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC) - Critical 
Resistance- International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) - Alliance 
of South Asians Taking Action (ASATA) - War Resisters League - Xicana 
Moratorium Coalition - Bay Area Childcare Collective - Iraq Veterans 
Against the War SF - Civilian Soldier Alliance SF- Catalyst Project 
- United Roots - SF 99% Civil Liberties Coalition - Code Pink - Oakland 
Privacy Working Group - Dignidad Rebelde - Causa Justa :: Just Cause 
- Iraq Veterans Against the War - National - Anakbayan East Bay 
  - Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT) - All of Us or None 
- Jewish Voices for Peace - Bay Area - Bay Area Labor Committee for 
Peace & Justice (LC4PJ) - Restore the Fourth SF - Environmentalists 
Against War - Media Alliance - Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace

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