Author: Tracy Rosenberg

Oakland Deports ICE

  By JP Massar. Originally published on Daily Kos On the day Homeland Security announced planning for a major immigration raid in the Bay Area in response to sanctuary city laws… U.S. immigration officials have begun preparing for a major sweep…

No Coffee For ICE

Oakland’s Public Safety Committee voted unanimously on January 9th to end all cooperation between the Oakland Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations/ICE; six months after cancelling a memorandum of understanding and five months after OPD assisted in a West Oakland…

2017 Year In Review

By Brian Hofer Dear members and allies of Oakland Privacy: 2017 has been both a remarkable and frustrating year. While the raging dumpster fire that is our national political discourse seems to get worse by the day, Oakland Privacy and…

Drones Decide?

  By J.P Massar Oakland Privacy members provided the impetus for the showing of ‘National Bird’ at the OMNI Commons on November 19th. It is the story of three service members enmeshed in the US government’s drone war; its effect…

Why I Joined Oakland Privacy?

by Lindsey Krantz Why did I join Oakland Privacy? I joined OP because surveillance scares me. OP fights back and its camaraderie emboldens me. I joined OP because mass outdoor surveillance leads to the criminalization of the status of homelessness.…

Big Brother Has A Little Sister

By Chris Jasinski As November ended, Americans took pause and celebrated Thanksgiving, a time intended for friends and family, for showing gratitude and coexisting in peace. A time which, as a growing number of dissenting voices have pointed out, provides…