Eyewitness Palestine “The People Resist Colonial Occupation”

When: July 26, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Alan Blueford Center for Justice, 2434 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland,CA 94612, USA

When: July 26, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Where: Alan Blueford Center for Justice, 2434 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland,CA 94612, USA Categories: Event A professor of literature and Black Studies, GAThomas recently traveled to Palestine in May 2014 as part of contingent of college and university professors working out of North America in support of Palestinian solidarity, liberation and freedom from occupation, apartheid and colonization. Replete with photographic images, this talk is a first-hand report-back from the Occupied West Bank facing more and more bombings, repression and kidnappings everyday … Continued

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March For Palestine.

When: July 26, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Chelsea Manning Plaza, 1 Market Street, San Francisco,CA 94105, USA

When: July 26, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Where: Chelsea Manning Plaza, 1 Market Street, San Francisco,CA 94105, USA Categories: Action Event March for Palestine….Chelsea Manning Plaza aka Justin Herman Plaza, Market @Embarcadero in SF.  6,000 people this past Sunday; 20,000 this coming Saturday. ANSWER COALITION. On July 16th, Israeli Defense Forces deliberately targeted a group of children playing soccer on a Gaza beach, killing four from the same family and maiming the others—another war crime committed against the Palestinian people. WE DEMAND THAT  Stop US Aid to … Continued

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Coalition for a Taser-Free Berkeley.

When: July 24, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Grassroots House, 2022 Blake Street, Berkeley,CA 94704, USA

When: July 24, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Where: Grassroots House, 2022 Blake Street, Berkeley,CA 94704, USA Categories: Meeting Come help stop Berkeley Police from getting tasers! After each mishap or tragedy that occurs these days in Berkeley, we are told that it could have been averted “if only” the police had been issued tasers. The mayor of Berkeley made this claim after six Berkeley police killed a mentally ill transgender woman in her own home last year. BPD officers made the same claim again when a mentally … Continued

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Know Your Rights Training: Berkeley Copwatch.

When: July 26, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Grassroots House, 2022 Blake Street, Berkeley,CA 94704, USA

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Protesting Urban Shield: Community Education Forum.

When: August 17, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Eastside Cultural Center, 2277 International Boulevard, Oakland,CA 94606, USA

When: August 17, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Where: Eastside Cultural Center, 2277 International Boulevard, Oakland,CA 94606, USA Categories: Meeting The 9th annual Urban Shield - the SWAT team training and weapons expo that brings together local, regional and global police-military units – will be held in Oakland this coming September 4-8. Oakland is gearing up to stop it! Building on growing resistance to police militarization in the US, Bay Area community organizations and the Facing Tear Gas campaign have come together to call for Oakland’s non-participation in Urban Shield, … Continued

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Ralph Nader Speaks About His New Book: “Unstoppable.”

When: July 30, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley,CA 94704, USA

Buy Tickets When: July 30, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley,CA 94704, USA Categories: Event From the Mercury News: It has been nearly 50 years and many subsequent crusades since consumer advocate Ralph Nader first captured the spotlight with the publication of “Unsafe at Any Speed.” One might think that the title of his latest book, “Unstoppable,” would indicate a memoir. Not so. Subtitled “The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State” (Nation Books, $25.99, 240 pages), the … Continued

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First Friday: Meet the Candidate. Meet the Dog.

When: August 1, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: First Friday, we'll be somewhere in the mix, probably near the SDBA booth, Telegraph Avenue & 25th Street, Oakland,CA 94612, USA

When: August 1, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: First Friday, we'll be somewhere in the mix, probably near the SDBA booth, Telegraph Avenue & 25th Street, Oakland,CA 94612, USA Categories: Event There is only one dog running for Mayor of Oakland. Here’s your chance to debate Einstein’s platform with the candidate his canine self. Einstein will be keeping First Friday safe from Jean Quan and eagerly greeting his would-be constituents. He’ll be somewhere near the Alan Blueford Center for Justice and the Strike Debt Bay Area table. … Continued

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Laborfest: Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk

When: July 26, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Latham Square, 1500 Broadway, Oakland,CA 94612, USA

When: July 26, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Where: Latham Square, 1500 Broadway, Oakland,CA 94612, USA Categories: Event Meet at the fountain in Latham Square, in the intersection where Telegraph and Broadway converge across from the Rotunda Building (Oakland City Center/12th St. BART), Oakland. With Gifford Hartman of the Flying Picket Historical Society. This walk will revisit the sites of Oakland’s “Work Holiday” that began spontaneously with rank-and-file solidarity with the striking, mostly women, retail clerks at Kahn’s and Hastings department stores whose picket line was being broken … Continued

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Our Power Day of Action in Richmond

When: August 9, 2014 @ 9:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: See details below, Kinder Morgan Rail Yard, Richmond Greenway

When: August 9, 2014 @ 9:30 pm – 5:00 pm Where: See details below, Kinder Morgan Rail Yard, Richmond Greenway 9:30am – Opening Ceremony & March for a Just Transition Location: The Kinder-Morgan Rail Yard Gate Entrance on South Garrard Blvd Opposite the Garrard Commercial Center @ 144 South Garrard Blvd *** FREE SHUTTLES PROVIDED FROM RICHMOND BART STATION starting at 8:30am*** The day’s events will commence with an opening ceremony in collaboration with Idle No More and the Native American Health Center at the Kinder Morgan Rail Yard.   We will … Continued

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Fracking Initiatives Benefit

When: July 25, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley,CA 94704, USA

When: July 25, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley,CA 94704, USA Categories: Event Fracking Initiatives Benefit. Friday, July 25. Dr. Sandra Steingraber, scientist, author, and mother, will discuss strategies for building the movement to stop fracking and protect our communities and climate This event is a special fundraiser for the dedicated residents of 3 California counties who have collected signatures to put fracking ban measures on their county ballots in November. The oil industry has already shown it will … Continued

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