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Jan
23
Sat
Saturday Virtual Dialogues: Creating a Call-in Culture @ Online
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This space is to support the difficult emotional work of dismantling white supremacy within ourselves and our communities in order to fortify our hearts, minds, and bodies to continue to show up for racial justice.

We will provide opportunities to explore internal barriers that are holding us back from living out our desire to work for racial justice and practice how to deeply listen to each other to create a culture that supports calling people into the movement from a place of love.

We utilize large group and small group dialogues that are grounded in theories of social change and anti-racist white identity development. We see this space as open to any white person who is interested in honest conversation, reflection, and confrontation with race, racism, and white privilege. This space is intended to be a support to help people to build resilience in order to move into a more active role in dismantling white supremacy.

This session, part of our series exploring Calling In VS. Calling Out, focuses on the difference between calling in and calling out; what calling in looks like; and when and why to use this skill.

More info and register here: https://www.surjbayarea.org/events/saturday-dialogues-creating-a-call-in-culture9918536

Part II on January 23rd Facebook Event page

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Jan
25
Mon
Car Caravan for Yemen
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

RSVP to the Facebook event

Since 2015, the Saudi-led bombing and blockade of Yemen have killed tens of thousands of people and devastated the country. The U.N. calls this the largest humanitarian crisis on Earth. Half the country’s people are on the brink of famine, the country has the world’s worst cholera outbreak in modern history, and now Yemen has one of the very worst COVID death rates in the world: It kills 1 in 4 people who test positive. The pandemic, along with the withdrawal of aid, is pushing more people into acute hunger. And yet Saudi Arabia is escalating its war and tightening its blockade.

The war is only possible because Western countries – and the United States in particular – continue to arm Saudi Arabia and provide military, political and logistical support for the war.

This car caravan will demand that the new administration:

  • Stop foreign aggression on Yemen
  • End weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and cease logistical cooperation on the war
  • Lift the blockade on Yemen and open all land and seaports
  • Restore and expand humanitarian aid for the people of Yemen
  • Reverse the Houthis’ designation as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

 

Can’t make it in person? Take action from home. Call the White House on Jan. 25 using this script

 

 

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Ladies Get Paid @ Online
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/claire-wasserman-and-dad-steve-wasserman-ladies-get-paid-tickets-130905918125

Claire Wasserman is an author, public speaker, podcaster and founder of Ladies Get Paid, a global organization that champions the professional and financial advancement of women. She is also the producer and host of John Hancock’s podcast, “Friends Who Talk About Money.”  Claire has traveled the United States teaching thousands of women how to negotiate raises, start businesses, and advocate for themselves. She was named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Women and is a highly-sought-after expert for Fortune 500 companies working to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion within their organizations.

Claire Wasserman has one crucial goal for women: rise up and get paid. She has worked her entire adult life to promote gender equality in the workplace. If you’re looking to get a promotion or break the glass ceiling, Ladies Get Paid is your essential toolbox for achieving success.  Filled with straightforward advice and inspiring stories, the book encourages self-advocacy and activism as a way to advance your career and earn more money. Covering topics as crucial and varied as how to find the perfect mentor, how to negotiate a raise, and how to become a leader, Ladies Get Paid is a reminder that you are valuable—both as an individual woman and as part of the female community. And ultimately, it’s about more than your wallet—it’s about your worth.

In conversation with Claire will be her proud father, Steve Wasserman, a prestigious cultural figure on his own. Heyday Books’ publisher was formerly editor-at-large for Yale University Press and editorial director of Times Books/Random House, among other achievements in publishing. Besides serving nine years as editor of The Los Angeles Times Book Review, Steve has written for The Village Voice, Threepenny Review, The Nation, The New Republic, The American Conservative, The ProgressiveColumbia Journalism Review, and The London Times’ Literary Supplement. Along the way he worked as a partner in Kneerim & Williams Literary Agency, where he represented, among others, Robert Scheer, Christopher Hitchens, Linda Ronstadt, and Placido Domingo.

Attendees of those KPFA author events hosted by Steve Wasserman will know that this Zoom conversation with his daughter Claire is certain to be charming and enlightening.

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Jan
26
Tue
Climate Safe Webinar: What the Science Requires @ Online
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the first in a series of webinars hosted by The Climate Center. as they introduce their “Climate-Safe California suite of policies.”

This introductory webinar will provide “an in-depth review of the current science, . . . the urgent need for accelerated action [and] what targets for greenhouse gas reductions the science supports.”

Speakers:

Ben Santer, atmospheric scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

Ellie Cohen,  CEO of The Climate Center

Jason Barbose, senior policy manager, Western States at Union of Concerned Scientists

 

Future webinars will discuss:

Phasing Out Fossil Fuels: A Just Transition
Community Energy Systems
Clean Mobility
Natural Sequestration
Funding Climate Action
Climate-Safe California Policy

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Public Bank of the East Bay @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

We are now meeting every two weeks As of Jan 1, 2021 we are meeting every week on Tuesday at 7:00 pm. We meet over Zoom. If you’d like to join us, and aren’t on our organizers’ list, drop us an email and we’ll send you an invitation.

If you would like to join the meeting early and get an introduction to the concepts of public banking, or more locally to who we are and what we do, please email us and we’ll see you online at 6:30.

Donate to keep us moving forward
The California Public Banking Alliance has an exciting event on Saturday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. The Alliance is convening two conversations with national experts to explore the role public banking can play in winning economic and ecological justice.

Panel 1 – 10am to 11am: Putting People and Planet Before Profit. Featuring Emily Kawano and Mike Strode of the US Solidarity Economy Network. Moderated by David Cobb with CPBA and Cooperation Humboldt.

Panel 2 – 11:15am to 12:15pm: Public Banks, Fossil Fuel Divestment and Community Reinvestment. Featuring Reina Tello of People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights (PODER) and Sylvia Chi of Asia Pacific Economic Network (APEN). Moderated by Doug Norlen with CPBA and Friends of the Earth.

This event is free and open to everyone. Please register here.
Donate to keep us moving forward

It is the mission of Public Bank East Bay to provide community oversight and stewardship in the formation and functioning of the Public Bank of the East Bay to base its decisions on the values of:

Equity

PBEB is committed to a public bank which acknowledges and attempts restitution of the  historical burdens carried by disenfranchised communities, including  communities of color and many other marginalized groups.

Social Responsibility

Decisions regarding who gets loans, what projects get invested in, and who benefits should take into account investing our money into the wealth and health of local communities and the environment.

Accountability

The bank is accountable to the  residents of the East Bay, who have a right to fully transparent explanations of  the Bank’s actions and choices.

Democracy

The bank will be governed using  democratic processes which consciously and intentionally adhere to the values/principles listed above.

 

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Jan
27
Wed
DSA Medicare for All Committee Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With the pandemic and its multiple, intersecting crises, and the polling popularity of Medicare for All, our commitment to the movement is more important than ever. Come learn about our committee’s efforts, as well as local, state, and national initiatives around Medicare for All and single-payer healthcare. All are welcome!

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Jan
28
Thu
Jerald Walker and Kevin Cartwright: How to Make a Slave
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents:

Jerald Walker and Kevin Cartwright: A Zoom Event

How to Make a Slave

Finalist, 2020 National Book Award in Nonfiction

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For the Black community, Jerald Walker asserts in How To Make a Slave,” anger is often a prelude to a joke, as there is broad understanding that the triumph over this destructive emotion is in finding its punchline.” It is on the knife’s edge between fury and farce that the essays in this exquisite collection balance. Whether confronting the medical profession’s racial biases, considering the complicated legacy of Michael Jackson, paying homage to his writing mentor, or attempting to break free of personal and societal stereotypes, Walker elegantly blends intimate revelation and cultural critique. The result is a bracing, often humorous examination by one of America’s most acclaimed essayists of what it is to grow, parent, write, and simply exist at this time as a Black American male.

“These powerful essays offer an incisive glimpse into life as a Black man in America…crafted with honesty and a wry comedic flair, these essays are both engaging and enraging.” —Kirkus Review

Jerald Walker is the author of The World in Flames: A Black Boyhood in a White Supremacist Doomsday Cult and Street Shadows: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Redemption (winner of the 2011 PEN New England Award for Nonfiction). His work has been widely anthologized, including five times in The Best American Essays. He is currently Professor of Creative Writing at Emerson College.

Kevin Cartwright, a former Program Director with KPFA Radio, has also produced a and contributed to a number of local and national public affairs programs, including Democracy Now, Living Room, The Morning Show, Education Today, 1440, and various short run documentaries. In addition, Kevin is a playwright, poet, and short story writer. He’s written several full-length plays about life in Oakland, and is currently finishing two plays dealing with the musical implications of life under racism.

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Reimagining Public Safety: Can Surveillance Be a Fair and Effective Tool? @ Online
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Piedmont Racial Equity Campaign + League of Women Voters will co-host a virtual panel at 7 pm on January 28th: Reimagining Public Safety: Can Surveillance Be a Fair and Effective Tool?

Piedmont’s Police Chief Jeremy Bowers will participate, along with:
Brian Hofer, Chair, City of Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission, and Exec. Dir., Secure Justice
Jennifer Jones, Technology and Civil Liberties Fellow, ACLU of Northern California
Mathew Guariglia, Policy Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation

RSVP to get the Zoom info here

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Jan
31
Sun
Newsom, Stop The Executions! @ Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
Jan 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

As of 1/18/21, Newsom and CDCR are responsible for murdering 175 incarcerated people since the beginning of the pandemic. Join us in holding Newsom accountable and DEMAND MASS RELEASES NOW!

Mass incarceration in California created the ideal conditions for a predictable and preventable mass outbreak of COVID-19 in state prisons. Currently, every California State Prison is responding to a wave of active cases of COVID-19. Recent major surges occurred at Ironwood State Prison, California Men’s Colony, Central California Women’s Facility, and CTF Soledad. …

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Sunflower Alliance Zoom Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We’re looking forward to getting together with you for our regular meeting. We’ll discuss the latest developments in the campaigns we’re participating in: responding to refinery biodiesel plans, the fight to keep new oil and gas wells out of eastern Contra Costa County and ban new fossil fuel development; campaigns against coal exports in Richmond and Oakland; pushing the Air District to reduce refinery pollution; just transition; regional climate planning; and more—plus most important, check in with each other.

We need your participation and your voice!

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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Feed The People!

The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 2 PM (3 PM during DST) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like.

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway in the amphitheater. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. During the warmer months we meet at 4 PM at the plaza.

The OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than five years! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally . Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.

At the GA committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives come voluntarily report on past and future actions, with discussion. If you like, just come and hear all the organizing being done! Occupy Oakland encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.

General Assembly Standard Agenda

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
  3. Announcements
  4. (Optional) Discussion Topic

Occupy Oakland activities and contact info for some Bay Area Groups with past or present Occupy Oakland members.

Occupy Oakland Web Committee: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (kitchen@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

 

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Feb
1
Mon
DSA: Green New Deal for Transit Campaign Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us to win power for:
Free Public Transit
Greatly expanded service, accessibility, and schedule
Protection of union workers and expansion of union jobs
Social equity to overcome transportation discrimination
Conversion of Public Transit to Zero Emissions vehicles

RSVP here for Zoom link.

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Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ https://meet.jit.si/OGC
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 Because of the COVID pandemic we will be meeting virtually at https://meet.jit.si/OGC.

Point your computer web browser at that URL at 7 PM on the first Monday of the month. Chrome is said to work better than some of the alternatives, but Firefox, etc. work as well. If your computer does not have a camera and/or microphone you can use your smart phone.

Download the JITSI app here:

For Android search for ‘jitsi’ in the Play Store or go here:

For iPhone/IOS search for ‘jitsi’ in the App Store or go here:

The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality & State Repression (OGC) is a grassroots democratic organization that was formed as a conscious united front for justice against police brutality. The OGC is involved in the struggle for police accountability and is committed to stopping police brutality.

In alliance with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) we organized the October 23, 2010 labor and community rally for Justice for Oscar Grant. On that day the ILWU shut down the Bay Area ports in solidarity. Our mission is to educate, organize and mobilize people against police and state repression. Sisters and brothers! The Oscar Grant Committee invites you to join us in this vital struggle.

We meet on the 1st Monday of each month
You can join our discussion list by sending a blank (doesn’t even need a subject) email to

oscargrantcommittee-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

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Feb
2
Tue
Public Bank of the East Bay @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

We are now meeting every two weeks As of Jan 1, 2021 we are meeting every week on Tuesday at 7:00 pm. We meet over Zoom. If you’d like to join us, and aren’t on our organizers’ list, drop us an email and we’ll send you an invitation.

If you would like to join the meeting early and get an introduction to the concepts of public banking, or more locally to who we are and what we do, please email us and we’ll see you online at 6:30.

Donate to keep us moving forward
The California Public Banking Alliance has an exciting event on Saturday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. The Alliance is convening two conversations with national experts to explore the role public banking can play in winning economic and ecological justice.

Panel 1 – 10am to 11am: Putting People and Planet Before Profit. Featuring Emily Kawano and Mike Strode of the US Solidarity Economy Network. Moderated by David Cobb with CPBA and Cooperation Humboldt.

Panel 2 – 11:15am to 12:15pm: Public Banks, Fossil Fuel Divestment and Community Reinvestment. Featuring Reina Tello of People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights (PODER) and Sylvia Chi of Asia Pacific Economic Network (APEN). Moderated by Doug Norlen with CPBA and Friends of the Earth.

This event is free and open to everyone. Please register here.
Donate to keep us moving forward

It is the mission of Public Bank East Bay to provide community oversight and stewardship in the formation and functioning of the Public Bank of the East Bay to base its decisions on the values of:

Equity

PBEB is committed to a public bank which acknowledges and attempts restitution of the  historical burdens carried by disenfranchised communities, including  communities of color and many other marginalized groups.

Social Responsibility

Decisions regarding who gets loans, what projects get invested in, and who benefits should take into account investing our money into the wealth and health of local communities and the environment.

Accountability

The bank is accountable to the  residents of the East Bay, who have a right to fully transparent explanations of  the Bank’s actions and choices.

Democracy

The bank will be governed using  democratic processes which consciously and intentionally adhere to the values/principles listed above.

 

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Feb
3
Wed
Behind the Mask: A Forum on Racist Policing in Berkeley @ Online
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Zoom link: http://bit.ly/behindthe_mask

Meeting ID: 894 1304 1160

Passcode: justie

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Feb
6
Sat
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Feb 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

We’ll meet via Zoom.
Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com for the invite.

 

For our February meeting we’ll be reading Part I of
Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons

by Silvia Federici.

 

Strike Debt Bay Area hosts a non-technical book group discussion monthly on new and radical economic thinking. Previous readings have included Doughnut EconomicsLimitsBanking on the PeopleCapital and Its Discontents, How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century, The Deficit Myth,  Revenge Capitalism and the Edge of Chaos blog symposium.

Join us – all are welcome!

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Feb
8
Mon
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OTU’s Mission

The Oakland Tenants Union is an organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggle with landlords, impacting legislation and public policy about housing, community education, and working with other organizations committed to furthering renters’ rights. The Oakland Tenants Union is open to anyone who shares our core values and who believes that tenants themselves have the primary responsibility to work on their own behalf.

Monthly Meetings

The Oakland Tenants Union meets regularly at 7:00 pm on the second Monday evening of each month. Our monthly meetings are held in the Community Room of the Madison Park Apartments, 100 – 9th Street (at Oak Street, across from the Lake Merritt BART Station). To enter, gently knock on the window of the room to the right of the main entrance to the building. At the meetings, first we focus on general issues affecting renters city-wide and then second we offer advice to renters regarding their individual concerns.

If you have an issue, a question, or need advice about a tenant/landlord issue, please call us at (510) 704-5276. Leave a message with your name and phone number and someone will get back to you.

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Feb
13
Sat
DSA East Bay February Virtual General Meeting
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The meeting will be conducted via Zoom — please register and find the call-in info below!

Join Zoom Meeting
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Feb
16
Tue
ashid Khalidi & Nora Barrows-Friedman: The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine @ Online
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents a unique Zoom Event:

RASHID KHALIDI & Nora Barrows-Friedman

THE HUNDRED YEARS’ WAR ON PALESTINE

A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917—2017

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A landmark history of one hundred years of war waged against the Palestinians from the foremost US historian of the Middle East, told through pivotal events and family history

“A riveting and original work, the first to explore the war against the Palestinians on the basis of deep immersion in their struggle—a work enriched by solid scholarship, vivid personal experience, and acute appreciation of the concerns and aspirations of the contending parties in this deeply unequal conflict. —Noam Chomsky

Drawing on a wealth of untapped archival materials and the reports of generations of family members—mayors, judges, scholars, diplomats, and journalists—The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine upends accepted interpretations of the conflict, which tend, at best, to describe a tragic clash between two peoples with claims to the same territory. Instead, Khalidi traces a hundred years of colonial war on the Palestinians, waged first by the Zionist movement and then Israel, but backed by Britain and the United States, the great powers of the age. He highlights the key episodes in this colonial campaign, from the 1917 Balfour Declaration to the destruction of Palestine in 1948, from Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon to the endless and futile peace process.

Original, authoritative, and important, The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine is not a chronicle of victimization, nor does it whitewash the mistakes of Palestinian leaders or deny the emergence of national movements on both sides. In reevaluating the forces arrayed against the Palestinians, it offers an illuminating new view of a conflict that continues to this day.

Rashid Khalidi is the author of seven books about the Middle East, among them the award-winning Palestinian Identity, Brokers of Deceit, and The Iron Cage. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and many other publications. He is the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, and co-editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies.

Nora Barrows-Friedman is a longtime broadcaster and journalist who has focused on Palestine and Palestinian rights issues for nearly 20 years. She was the co-host and senior producer of Flashpoints on KPFA from 2003-2010, and has since been an associate editor and reporter for The Electronic Intifada. Nora is the author of “In Our Power: US Students Organize for Justice in Palestine.”

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Feb
17
Wed
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM' - SEE BELOW
Feb 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to obtain Zoom meeting access info.

Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay and nationwide.

op-logo.2.1We fight against spy drones, facial recognition, police body camera secrecy, anti-transparency laws and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones; we oppose “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” —  to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government, and attempts to hide what government officials, employees and agencies are doing.

We draft and push for privacy legislation for City Councils, at the County level, and in Sacramento. We advocate in op-eds and in the streets. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and believe no one is illegal.

Check out some of what we worked on in 2019.
Check out some of what we worked on in 2020.

Oakland Privacy originally came together in 2013 to fight against the Domain Awareness Center, Oakland’s citywide networked mass surveillance hub. OP was instrumental in stopping the DAC from becoming a city-wide spying network.  We helped fight and helped win the fight against Urban Shield.

Our major projects currently include local legislation to regulate state surveillance (we got the strongest surveillance regulation ordinance in the country passed in Oakland!), supporting and opposing state legislation as appropriate, battling mass surveillance in the form of facial recognition, mass aerial surveillance, and other analytics, and pushing back against ICE.

On September 12th, 2019 we were presented with a Barlow Award by the Electronic Frontier Foundation for our work.

If you are interested in joining the Oakland Privacy email listserv, coming to a meeting, or have questions, send an email to:

contact@oaklandprivacy.org


Check out our website: http://oaklandprivacy.org/

Follow us on twitter: @oaklandprivacy

 

“WATCHING YOU WATCHING US”

Oakland Privacy works regionally to defend the right to privacy and enhance public transparency and oversight regarding the use of surveillance techniques and equipment.  Oakland Privacy drove the passage of surveillance regulation and transparency ordinances in Oakland and Berkeley and is kicking off new processes in various municipalities around the Bay.  To help slow down the encroaching police and surveillance state all over the Bay Area, join us at the Omni.

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