STOP URBAN SHIELD IN OAKLAND!

September 4-8, 2014, in Oakland, California, Urban Shield -- a trade show and training exercise for SWAT teams and police agencies -- will bring local, national and international law enforcement agencies together with defense industry contractors to provide training and introduce new weapons to police and security companies. Take a stand against the militarization of our community.

Decrease violence in our communities by ending the militarization of the police.
o We demand the City of Oakland defund all activities related to Urban Shield
o We demand that all city agencies withdraw their participation in Urban Shield.

Our communities refuse to be testing grounds for tactics of global repression.
o We demand an end to all City collaborations with the Apartheid State of Israel.
o We call on the City of Oakland to issue a report on all collaborations between the Oakland Police Department and international law enforcement agencies.
o We call on the City of Oakland to reject all US wars and occupations here or abroad.

Community Self-determination
o We demand that Bay Area residents have decision-making power in the process to determine priorities for public safety and emergency preparedness.
o 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.

We call on our communities to continue fighting back and resisting state violence and repression.
o We ask our allies and partners to adopt these principles and take a stand against the policing and repression of our communities.

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