Film Nite at the Omni: The Internet’s Own Boy & Hackers

When: October 24, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: OMNI Collective in the basement, 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland,CA 94609, USA

When: October 24, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Where: OMNI Collective in the basement, 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland,CA 94609, USA Categories: Event The Internets Own Boy Written and Directed by Brian Knappenberger, 2014 105 min, (Documentary, Biography, Crime ) Hackers Directed by Iain Softley, 1995 107 min, (Action, Comedy, Crime) Film Nights are held in the basement of Omni and start at 7pm; the theater dims no later than 7:15, so don’t be late! BYO; Drinks, snacks, pillows, cushions, beanbags, etc.     57029

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Jasper Bernes’ seminar “Value, Capitalism, Communism”‘

When: October 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: OMNI Collective in the basement – buzz to get in (near Lanesplitter Pizza on Telegraph), 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland,CA 94609, USA

When: October 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: OMNI Collective in the basement – buzz to get in (near Lanesplitter Pizza on Telegraph), 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland,CA 94609, USA Categories: Event  Pt. 2 (of 3) of Jasper Bernes’ seminar “Value, Capitalism, Communism”‘ will investigate the question of what value is in capitalism, and what types of non-capitalist societies would either preserve or abolish it. We will engage with the most speculative of communist and anarchist writings — those that begin to imagine modes and mediums of social coordination and … Continued

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Climate Leadership Summit

When: November 1, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – November 2, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Where: 518 Valencia, 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco,CA 94110, USA

When: November 1, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – November 2, 2014 @ 6:00 pm Where: 518 Valencia, 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco,CA 94110, USA Categories: Event Today, there is unprecedented momentum in the effort to stop fossil fuels and win climate justice. However, with most of our attention focused on fighting short-term battles, we often forget to ask the question:What would the world look like if we won? Change the Course, a new program from Rainforest Action Network, is an invitation to dig deep and think hard about what it … Continued

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Jack London’s The Iron Heel: a benefit performance for the RPA & Sunflower Alliance

When: October 31, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley,CA 94704, USA

Buy Tickets When: October 31, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Where: Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley,CA 94704, USA Categories: Event Jack London’s The Iron Heel: a benefit performance A Readers Theater, Puppetry and Music adaptation of the visionary dystopian science fiction tale of anti-capitalist rebellion & rise of authoritarianism. This performance is a benefit for the Richmond Progressive Alliance & the Sunflower Alliance in their fight for the climate, health and safety of Bay Area communities threatened by big oil and for building a just, sustainable economy. Featuring Jack London’s great … Continued

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Occupy the Farm – The Movie!

When: November 7, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: UA Berkeley Theater, 2274 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley,CA 94704, USA

When: November 7, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 9:30 pm Where: UA Berkeley Theater, 2274 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley,CA 94704, USA Categories: Event 200 urban farmers occupy the last piece of East Bay farmland and plant 15,000 seedlings to save it from becoming a shopping mall. This is a story about what we can accomplish through collective action, and it takes on one of the most powerful institutions in the world. Its about all of us! We have showtimes! Occupy The Farm is playing at 12:00 pm, 2:20 pm, 4:50 pm, 7:00pm … Continued

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Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly.

When: October 20, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Downtown Berkeley Post Office, 2000 Allston Way, Berkeley,CA 94704, USA

When: October 20, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Where: Downtown Berkeley Post Office, 2000 Allston Way, Berkeley,CA 94704, USA Categories: Meeting WE DID IT! AFTER 14 MONTHS OF WORK, THE ZONING OVERLAY ORDINANCE PASSED ON SEPTEMBER 30th. It will take effect on October 30th. Read more about our victory here. Nonetheless the Postal Service still has the Berkeley Post Office up for sale!! And the Postal Service outsourced Post Office services to Staples, replacing union jobs with low-paying, low benefit work. We’re still fighting against both! Come help … Continued

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Occupy Forum: The Rights of Mother Earth.

When: October 20, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: First Congregational Church of Berkeley

When: October 20, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: First Congregational Church of Berkeley Categories: Event Occupy Forum F I E L D T R I P VANDANA SHIVA The Rights of Mother Earth Vandana Shiva is an internationally esteemed Indian environmental and anti-globalization activist. Trained as a physicist, she received an Integrated M.Sc.Honours Degree in Particle Physics from the University of Punjab prior to earning a PhD in the Philosophy of Science at the University of Western Ontario. In 1987 she founded the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and … Continued

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The Fight Against Privatization Of Education & Public Services Conference

When: October 18, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: City College of San Francisco, Science Building Hall Room 100, Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco,CA 94112, USA

When: October 18, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Where: City College of San Francisco, Science Building Hall Room 100, Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco,CA 94112, USA Categories: Event The Fight Against Privatization Of Education & Public Services Conference: Stop Union Busting, Outsourcing, Workplace Bullying For A National Campaign To Defend Public Services and Public Education A massive coordinated attacks is taking place through privatization and deregulation to destroy public services and public education throughout the country and internationally. This conference will look at the history of … Continued

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Politics of Debt Reading Group, an effort Strike Debt Bay Area and the Public School.

When: October 29, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: OMNI Collective, probably the lower floor area, 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland,CA 94609, USA

When: October 29, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: OMNI Collective, probably the lower floor area, 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland,CA 94609, USA Categories: Meeting Devoted to understanding debt, how it interacts with our financial system, and theorizing about what to do about it. Readings for the 29th: http://www.pieria.co.uk/articles/martin_wolf_proposes_the_death_of_banking http://coppolacomment.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/the-imf-proposes-death-of-banking.html Below is the Wolf article the first link refers to. All 3 of these together really isn’t very long. Also,  we can review the last reading (found here), which still has a lot to it that is not quite … Continued

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Movie Night at the Omni Collective

When: October 17, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: OMNI Collective, 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland,CA 94609, USA

When: October 17, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Where: OMNI Collective, 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland,CA 94609, USA Categories: Event This Week’s Titles: Nothing Directed by Vincenzo Natali, 2003 90 min, (Comedy, Fantasy) MirrorMask Directed by Dave McKean, 2005 101 min, (Adventure, Drama, Family)   Film Nights are held in the basement of Omni and start at 7pm; the theater dims no later than 7:15, so don’t be late! BYO; Drinks, snacks, pillows, cushions, beanbags, etc. Suggested Donation for popcorn and tea: $2   More Information: You can submit … Continued

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