The Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair is an annual event for people interested and
engaged in radical work to connect and learn through book and information tables,
workshops, panel discussions, skillshares, films and more! We create an inclusive space
to introduce new folks to anarchism, foster productive dialogue between various political
traditions and anarchists from different milieus, and create an opportunity to dissect
our movements’ strengths, weaknesses, strategies, and tactics.
Berkeley Copwatch is an all-volunteer organization that has been standing up to po- lice misconduct for the last 25 years. We are currently looking for new volunteers to help us document police activity on the street, to teach people about their rights and to stand up to racial profiling and the ever-increasing militarization of police. Join us! Learn more! Find out more about the projects and activities of Copwatch and how you can take a more direct role in holding police accountable in your community.
Grow your own! Guerilla Propagation Workshop Seed and Crop Swap, Free Live Juice Shots and Live DJ*
1-2pm(Workshop): Guerilla Propagation with Phat Beets Produce: Learn to propagate (multiple/grow) edible plants from simple cuttings found around your neighborhood. Participants will leave with a homemade propagation kit and cuttings ranging from tree collards to thyme to pepino dulce.
*Bring your seeds, cuttings, and extra garden starts and plants to share with your neighbors. There will be plenty of free kale, collards, and tomato starts from Phat Beets Produce to be potted up and given away. Also bring your extra backyard produce to share!
|Title:||How Cuba Survived Peak Oil|
|START DATE:||Saturday April 25|
|TIME:||2:00 PM – 4:00 PM|
1247 Marin Ave, Albany,CA.
|Can small-scale organic farming, localized community-based agriculture, actually feed large numbers of people?According to Dale Allen Pfeiffer, author of “Eating Fossil Fuels, “Cuba has disproved the myth that organic agriculture cannot maintain a modern nation.” Cuba is world-renowned for its urban gardens, its health and resiliency.For environmentalists and food-justice activists in the East Bay, normalization of relations with Cuba is a welcome event.
Come see the award-winning documentary: “The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil.” At the Albany Library, April 25th, 2:00 p.m. Catherine Sutton, Transition Albany, will join the discussion, facilitated by columnist
- student debt resistance
- organizing for public banking.
- advocating for Postal banking.
- ongoing study group
- helping out America’s only non-profit check-cashing organization and fighting against usurious for-profit pay-day lenders and their ilk
- our famous Strike Debt radio program
- our next Debtors’ Assembly
- saving the Berkeley Post Office and stopping the Staples non-union takeover of good Post Office jobs
- and much more!
Strike Debt – Principles of Solidarity
Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it.
We also oppose debt because it is an instrument of exploitation and political domination. Debt is used to discipline us, deepen existing inequalities, and reinforce racial, gendered, and other social hierarchies. Every Strike Debt action is designed to weaken the institutions that seek to divide us and benefit from our division. As an alternative to this predatory system, Strike Debt advocates a just and sustainable economy, based on mutual aid, common goods, and public affluence.
Strike Debt is committed to the principles and tactics of political autonomy, direct democracy, direct action, creative openness, a culture of solidarity, and commitment to anti-oppressive language and conduct. We struggle for a world without racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and all forms of oppression.
Strike Debt holds that we are all debtors, whether or not we have personal loan agreements. Through the manipulation of sovereign and municipal debt, the costs of speculator-driven crises are passed on to all of us. Though different kinds of debt can affect the same household, they are all interconnected, and so all household debtors have a common interest in resisting.
Strike Debt engages in public education about the debt-system to counteract the self-serving myth that finance is too complicated for laypersons to understand. In particular, it urges direct action as a way of stopping the damage caused by the creditor class and their enablers among elected government officials. Direct action empowers those who participate in challenging the debt-system.
Strike Debt holds that we owe the financial institutions nothing, whereas, to our friends, families and communities, we owe everything. In pursuing a long-term strategy for national organizing around this principle, we pledge international solidarity with the growing global movement against debt and austerity.
How the Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant won 96,000 votes in Seattle
Speakers from Socialist Alternative will tell us how councilor Kshama Sawant was popularly elected to the Seattle City Council in November 2013. This was the first time in a hundred years that a socialist had won a mass election in Seattle. We used this victory to promote the movement for the $15/hr minimum wage. Seattle’s April 2014 law established the highest minimum wage in the US at the time and legitimized $15 as a winnable demand. The fight for 15 and a union is gaining strength.
We believe that capitalism needs to be challenged on the street, in the workplace and at the ballot box, and that after a couple of decades of retreat, the ideas of marxism and socialism are once again being embraced by young people.
noon-1 :Annual Native American drumming and blessing
1 pm – Soul/Katy Stuck
1:15- Dennis D Banjoman
1:30- Khadejha Valeré
2pm- Andrea Prichett and Friends
2:45- Speakers etc.
3:00 – The Shelley Doty X-Tet
3:45- Speakers etc.
4:45- Speakers etc.
5:00- The Funky Nixons
5:45- Closing speakers, etc.
At the Assembly we will discuss and organize pickets and shutdowns for May Day, May 1, in affinity and working groups.
The Hidden Story of Tanzania’s Socialist Villages – to Today’s Black Jacobins in Haiti, featuring Selma James and Danny Glover.
Pierre Labossiere of Haiti Action Committee
Book co-editor Nina Lopez
Pacifica Radio’s Margaret Prescod
St Paul AME Church
2024 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley
sponsored by Marcus Books, co-sponsored by KPFA
|Email Address||sf [at] allwomencount.net|
A Forum on Police Community Relations
On September 14, 2014 Richard “Pedie” Perez was shot and killed by Richmond Police Officer Wallace Jensen. The 24 year -old Pedie was intoxicated and resisting arrest, but according to attorney John Burris who is representing the Perez family, he was not threatening. Police and eyewitnesses give different accounts. The District Attorney refused to indict Jensen calling it a case of justifiable homicide. The RPD internal investigation is ongoing, but Officer Jensen has been returned to active duty.
The Oscar Grant Committee has interviewed eyewitnesses who do not believe that the shooting was justified. This is the first lethal shooting by Richmond Police since 2007. “The killing of an unarmed man by a…police officer…deserves equal attention to other controversial examples of cops using deadly force,” the victim’s father said referring to protests in Ferguson and around the country.
Throughout the nation, the shock of so many shootings of unarmed people by police officers has shaken confidence in an institution that is sworn to protect. Rather than feeling protected by police, many individuals and communities feel threatened.
- What can we, as citizens, do to make sure that police do not use excessive force?
How can we have an impact on police policy & training?
- How can we help make sure that the shooting of Pedie Perez gets a thorough and fair investigation?
- What can we do to demand accountability of local law enforcement?
Join us to learn more about what happened to Pedie Perez and why the family and many others find the fatal shooting to be unwarranted as well as to discuss these difficult issues and prepare for upcoming City meetings where you can make a difference.
This Sunday we are meeting at the Omni Commons (4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland) basement at 5 PM so folks can attend discussions from some of the authors from the anarchist book faire who are slated to talk at the Omni from 2 to 4:30.
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly normally meets Sundays at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland
OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than three 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. We encourage everyone participating in the Occupy Oakland GA to be part of at least one associated group, but it is by no means a requirement. 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
- Welcome & Introductions
- Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
- (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: (email@example.com)
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com
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
Please come meet Rachel’s parents, Cindy and Craig Corrie, on Sunday, April 26th at 6 pm at the La Pena Cultural Center and join us for the one-woman play, My Name is Rachel Corrie, to be performed by actress Ashley Malloy. Cindy, Craig and Ashley will be answering your questions at the Talkback after the play! Please buy your tickets now ($10 in advance, $15 at the door) at La Pena’s website here!
Tell Sprouts “Farmers Market” hands off the Gill Tract and help defend the farm no matter where you live! Call and connect with Sprouts on social media! Let’s tell Sprouts with one voice: HANDS OFF THE GILL TRACT!
Customer Service Line:
1-888-577-7688 Press 2 for a live person
Call or email the executives in charge:
Ted Frumkin, Chief Development Officer:
Elizabeth Hoxworth, Regional Director of Real Estate:
Facebook: Sprouts Farmers Market
Each store location also has an auto generated page on FB that the company doesn’t control. So leave as many stores as possible bad reviews.
We will be overview/scouting of the Zoo’s cruel, gentrifying, and neo-colonial “California Trail” Development Plans as well as identifying native plants and trees that are to be cut down unless we stop them.
A Rideshare is being organized, stay tuned! You can take the 46L from Coliseum Bart or the North Oakland MacArthur 57 bus to a Foothill Square and by picked up there.