Hell in Paradise. A Play. “My Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison.”

When: November 14, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: The Omni , 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland,CA 94609, USA

When: November 14, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: The Omni , 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland,CA 94609, USA Categories: Event Pelican Bay State Prison is one of the largest prisons in our state. With close to 3 thousand men, and more than a third kept in solitary confinement, this prison is one of California’s most notorious for its unjust treatment of folks inside. Join us tonight at the Omni in Oakland, for a performance of Hell in Paradise: My Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison.  A play written … Continued

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Fundraiser for Rasmea: A Night of Music, Food, and Conversation to Support the Case of Rasmea Odeh

When: November 14, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Oakstop, 1721 Broadway, Oakland,CA 94612, USA

When: November 14, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Oakstop, 1721 Broadway, Oakland,CA 94612, USA Categories: Event Occupation, Repression, and Strategies of Resistance from the US to Palestine: A Night of Music, Food, and Conversation to Support the Case of Rasmea Odeh Featuring from Palestine: Sahar Francis, Deputy Director of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association   Accessible by elevator and Bart Funds raised will support the defense of Rasmea Odeh 57268

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National Week of Action to #FreeRasmeaNow

When: November 13, 2014 all-day

When: November 13, 2014 all-day Categories: Event Though Rasmea has been unjustly convicted, her struggle is far from over. Read Monday’s report from court here. In front of all her supporters Monday in the courtroom, U.S. marshals placed Rasmea in handcuffs and under arrest. She will be detained until her sentencing, which is set for March 10, 2015.  Our immediate and urgent task is to fight for her release from jail. The Rasmea Defense Committee with Students for Justice in Palestine is calling on Palestinian and Palestine solidarity organizations and others committed … Continued

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Defend Knowland Park!

When: November 18, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Oakland City Hall, Broadway & 14th Street, Oakland,CA 94612, USA

When: November 18, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Where: Oakland City Hall, Broadway & 14th Street, Oakland,CA 94612, USA Categories: Event Oakland’s beautiful and wild Knowland Park is under threat, and we need your help at an important City Council vote. Right now, the free public park is home to a range of wildlife, including threatened species, native grasslands, and woodlands. However, the Oakland Zoo is trying to take over the heart of the park’s 77 acres! – which would displace local wildlife…for an exhibit about species that … Continued

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CONTINUE TO EXPRESS OUR SOLIDARITY WITH RASMEA.

When: November 12, 2014 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Where: Oakland Federal Building, 1301 Clay Street, Oakland,CA 94612, USA

When: November 12, 2014 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am Where: Oakland Federal Building, 1301 Clay Street, Oakland,CA 94612, USA Categories: Action Event JOIN US TO CONTINUE TO EXPRESS OUR SOLIDARITY WITH RASMEA. WHEN: Wednesday, November 12th @ 7:30, with the program starting at 8am. WHAT: Rally, speak out, and flyering Without a full and fair trial, Rasmea found guilty! In a travesty of justice, Rasmea Odeh was found guilty of one count of Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization. For over a year, Rasmea, her supporters, and her legal team have … Continued

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Recipe: A new comedy about the Morning Glory Baking Circle for Revolutionary Self Defense.

When: November 20, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley,CA 94704, USA

When: November 20, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Where: Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley,CA 94704, USA Categories: Event Autumn brings Recipe, a profoundly funny new work by Michael Gene Sullivan, resident playwright for the Tony award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe. Central Works serves up the laughs in this delicious take on a circle of sweet old grandmotherly bakers, who just happen to be dedicated to the armed overthrow of the United States government.  But baking pies and cakes isn’t enough to satisfy these four intrepid refugees from … Continued

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Recipe: A new comedy about the Morning Glory Baking Circle for Revolutionary Self Defense.

When: November 13, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley,CA 94704, USA

When: November 13, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Where: Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley,CA 94704, USA Categories: Event Autumn brings Recipe, a profoundly funny new work by Michael Gene Sullivan, resident playwright for the Tony award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe. Central Works serves up the laughs in this delicious take on a circle of sweet old grandmotherly bakers, who just happen to be dedicated to the armed overthrow of the United States government.  But baking pies and cakes isn’t enough to satisfy these four intrepid refugees from … Continued

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Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence

When: December 14, 2014 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Baha'i Center, 1434 35th Avenue, Oakland,CA 94601, USA

When: December 14, 2014 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am Where: Baha'i Center, 1434 35th Avenue, Oakland,CA 94601, USA Categories: Event Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence Second Sundays: Interfaith prayer meeting for healing, dedicated to the survivors and victims of violence and police terrorism in Oakland. We are organizing this gathering for the community to connect, share prayers, writings and poems from all spiritual traditions, reflect and recharge and build coalitions interested in healing. Please feel free to bring quotes or passages to share All are welcome … Continued

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Labor and Human Social Metabolism: An Anthropological Perspective

When: November 16, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland,CA 94609, USA

When: November 16, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Where: Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland,CA 94609, USA Categories: Event Our global ecological crisis has created an increasing interest in Marx’s theory of metabolic rift as a crucial aspect of capitalism. To appreciate fully how capitalism creates this rift, it is important to examine the human metabolic relation with nature in general and theoretical terms. ICSS member Gene Ruyle will explore the implications of Marx’s insight that labor is “the universal condition for the metabolic interaction between … Continued

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David Rovics in Concert on the Berkeley Post Office Steps

David Rovics
When: November 17, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps., 2000 Allston Way, Berkeley,CA 94704, USA

When: November 17, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Where: Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps., 2000 Allston Way, Berkeley,CA 94704, USA Categories: Event David Rovics is a great, revolutionary folk singer of songs of social significance. You can download most of his music at his web site or over at Soundclick and other places. Come and hear him play a set in our common space, the Post Office! You will not be disappointed. David will give (or will have given) a benefit concert for Tristan Anderson on Sunday, November 16th at the Art House in … Continued

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