Audit Ahern Coalition Meeting

When: May 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'

The Audit Ahern Coalition that’s based in the Ella Baker Center and includes several other organizations is holding a Zoom meeting to rethink our approach and perhaps launch new directions for our efforts to do something about:  our terrible County Sheriff Ahern, his bloated budget and latest successful move to get a lot more money for incarceration; the human rights abuses by his office; the poor conditions, large number of deaths, and Covid-19 crisis at the County Jail (Santa Rita); the need for more decarceration, diversion programs, and community mental … Continued

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Just Say No to Oakland’s Eviction of Homeless

When: June 3, 2020 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where: 18th & Wood St., Oakland

Oakland #dpw told residents on Wood st that they would come evict residents on June 3rd!!!Come out to defend the community at 9am!!Meet at 18th & Wood st— the United Front Against Displacement (@TheUfad) May 25, 2020 67917

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Public Bank of the East Bay Organizers’ Meeting

When: May 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'

Email us for the Zoom link if you want to join, and also let us know if you’d like to plan an earlier conversation to bring you up to speed. Things May Be Happening Fast The COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant economic chaos cannot possibly be configured as good in any way. At the same time, the government bodies in the East Bay which have to support public banking for us to move forward are showing a substantially heightened level of interest. It’s too soon for us to say anything definite, … Continued

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POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN VIRTUAL TOWN HALL

When: May 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Online

Call to Action and Conscience: Systemic Racism, Poverty, Voting Rights, Healthcare and the Pandemic. Join us on 5/26/20 at 4 PM PT (7 PM ET) for a virtual town. This event will be broadcast live on our official FB page: https://www.facebook.com/anewppc/ Please join this important discussion on the impacts of systemic racism, poverty, voting rights, healthcare and Covid-19 in the black community as we organize to build power for the Virtual Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington taking place on June 20th. This discussion will include a call … Continued

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Sunday Morning At The Marxist Library: Public Banking Gains Momentum

When: May 24, 2020 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'

Public Banking Gathers Momentum in 2020    Public Banking is a root solution that helps all other solutions from healthcare and COVID-19 to a real Green New Deal. Public banks partner with community banks and serve the interest of the public, not Wall Street. The 100-year-old Bank of North Dakota is currently the only state bank, but this year that could change. In fall of 2019 California passed a law that established a pathway for public banks at all levels from municipal to state. Now in 2020, due to the … Continued

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Intro to DSA

When: May 23, 2020 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Democratic Socialist politicians like Bernie Sanders, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are raising the expectations of millions of people across the United States and bringing them into a political awakening. The membership of DSA, the largest socialist organization in the United States, is rapidly growing by the thousands. Millions of everyday people are calling for Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, universal rent control, and more. But what is democratic socialism? What does it mean to be a member of DSA? Let’s talk about it. Join us to discuss … Continued

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Socially Distanced Socialist Social

When: May 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'

Let’s face it, we could all use a vacation right now, but the closest that most of us can get to a palm tree is that one Zoom background of a beach. We have the solution: dress for the vacation you want, chill down or shake up something special to drink, locate your most vacated virtual background, and join the East Bay DSA for our first virtual Socializing with Socialists. Staying at home all day can be kind of isolating, but if we have to be isolated, let’s be isolated … Continued

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The Pandemic, the Economic Crisis and Just Transition

When: May 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: ONLINE

Join the Labor Network for Sustainability, the Climate Justice Alliance, the Indigenous Environmental Network and a team of scholars and activists for the launch of the Just Transition Listening Project. The first session will focus on action in the unfolding economic crisis, featuring the renowned Noam Chomsky, just transition scholar Robert Pollin, and Economic Policy Institute president Thea Lee. Over the course of the next four months, the Just Transition Listening Project will bring together the stories of workers and community members as they experience extreme changes in their local … Continued

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Car Caravan at Lake Merritt: Protect City Services

When: May 26, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: pin 207 E 18th St, Oakland, CA

Tell Oakland City Council and Mayor Schaaf: Protect our public services! Circle Lake Merritt STARTING POINT: Lucky’s parking lot by Lake Merritt ******************************** Mayor Schaaf will be announcing her budget proposal on Tuesday, May 26. During this crisis, in which public services are needed more than ever, we reject all cuts to city services. The City needs to use its ‘rainy day’ reserve money meant for times like this. We are going to caravan around Lake Merritt to show the City Council and Mayor Schaaf that Oakland is united against … Continued

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