Police accountability activists this week established an anonymous hotline for whistleblowers to report “corruption, misconduct and predatory policing” within the Oakland Police Department (OPD). The hotline was set up by Civil Rights attorney Dan [...]
While Oakland is reeling from widening revelations of the Oakland Police Department’s rape and racist text scandals, the community is demanding changes to the way the police department is run and to the city’s public [...]
The historical Oakland – home to people of color, working folks, artists, and those a bit outside the mainstream – is under attack by the forces of gentrification and displacement. Before our very eyes the [...]
The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) for the first time has included charter schools in its annual catalog of school choices for parents – advertising many charters that do not offer services for special education [...]
Oakland attorney Dan Siegel has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of prisoners held indefinitely in solitary confinement at San Quentin State Prison’s Adjustment Center, demanding an end to what they consider to be [...]
By Dan Siegel Dismissing Dylann Storm Roof as simply a crazy bigot is a big mistake. He may be both, but so were Hitler and the Klansmen who killed four Black children in the [...]
By Dan Siegel The debate over charter schools is waged on misleading and superficial grounds. According to the dominant narrative, the charter school discussion pits incompetent teachers championed by corrupt unions against sincere, committed parents [...]
By Walter Riley and Anne Weills Many of the mayoral candidates are contributing to widespread apathy about the upcoming election by refusing to say anything important about the issues facing Oakland.
Five candidates for Oakland mayor held a press conference to express their unanimous support this week to support a “Yes” vote on Measure Z, Oakland’s public safety tax measure. Measure Z is designed to replace [...]
There is no shortage of candidates running to be Oakland’s next mayor. That is because Oakland is hungry for change. We believe that the candidate best suited for the job is Dan Siegel.