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Feb
1
Sun
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Omni Collective
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Until the end of February (22nd) 2015 GA will meet at the Omni Collective basement, mostly at its regular time, 4PM Sunday.

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly generally meets Sundays, at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater 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 Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland  Directions

We have 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.

The bulk of the work of Occupy Oakland does NOT happen in the General Assembly. It happens in various committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives voluntarily come to the GA and report on past and future actions. 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

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

Occupy Oakland GA

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
2
Mon
Speak on Fracking & Clean Energy at the Alameda County Board of Supervisors @ Alameda County Administration Bldg
Feb 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Here’s your chance to address the Alameda County Board of Supervisors Committee which is hearing public comments on two important environmental topics:

  •  Fracking;
  •  how the community will be able to give input during the next several months into the design of the upcoming Community Choice program, which will provide clean energy and competition for PG&E.

Sponsored by MoveOn.

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Occupy Forum: Shutting Down the Fossil Fuel Industry via Its Supply Chains @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OccupyForum presents

Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!
Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue
on all sides of these critically important issues!

Shutting Down the Fossil Fuel Industry
via Its Supply Chains

Climate Change, Direct Action & Community Solidarity

Empire Logistics will facilitate an interactive workshop for Occupy SF Forum where participants will brainstorm to find ways to create solidarity along fossil fuel supply chains

and will model ways for worker resistance, community solidarity, and direct action to flow from the point of extraction to the point of consumption, including the communities
which the energy commodities pass through. Our strength lies in everyone acting in unison with the common goal of stopping the earth’s destruction. We will facilitate a discussion
about how we can transition away from an oil economy and transform our mode of existence into an ecologically sustainable one.

On March 14, 2015, Empire Logistics will join Railroad Workers United, as well as over 30 environmental and community groups, and labor unions and other workers’ associations, for the first “The Future of Railroads: Safety, Workers, Community, and Environment” Conference in Richmond, California (the second conference will be on March 21 in Olympia, Washington). The purpose is for railroad workers to teach others in the fossil fuel industry about safety issues from the inside, and those supply chain workers will learn about community concerns over the extreme dangers from the greatly increased transportation of fossil fuels; both groups will strategize about how to transition away from fossil fuels and to create an environmentally healthy world.

This Monday’s workshop is an opportunity for Occupy SF Forum to learn about these issues by discussing them directly. Empire Logistics will provide all necessary maps and flowcharts of fossil fuel supply chains, and guide this interactive exercise.


See Labor Notes for a description of the Richmond conference on March 14, 2015:


http://labornotes.org/blogs/2015/01/rail-workers-and-environmentalists-teach-each-other


or visit the website: http://www.railroadconference.org/

Gifford Hartman is a participant in the Empire Logistics mapping project, as well as a co-founder of the Global Supply Chains Study Group. He is an adult education teacher, labor trainer, historian, and the Bay Area contact for the Future of Railroads Conference.

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Protest the San Leandro Tank! @ City Hall
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Feb
3
Tue
City Council to Consider #BlackLivesMatter, Police Violence Recommendations.
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

According to the Contra Costa Times, “Recommendations from the meeting ((The #BlackLivesMatter City Council forum held on January 24th)) will be considered ((at the February 3rd City Council meeting)) .”

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SF 99% Coalition Meeting @ MLK Room, Unitarian Universalist Center
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The purpose of the San Francisco 99% Coalition is to work in coalition and offer support to groups which promote nonviolent advocacy for more equitable social, economic and environmental public policies. See their website at http://sf99percent.org/ . Leave an email message at sf99percent [at] gmail.com to be called about specific meeting information. See the SF99% Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/mcasbg3

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Feb
4
Wed
Court Support: Blackout Collective Dismissal Hearing @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Dept 115
Feb 4 @ 8:45 am – 11:30 am

Always check Antirepression website and facebook for last minute changes.

 

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Corporate Coloniality and the Demotion of Capitalism @ OMNI Collective
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The first of eight meetings is January 28th.

This seminar will study the corporate structure, its historical development, and its modes of political control.

 

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Feb
5
Thu
Court Support: Ferguson 3 Pre-Trial @ Superior Court of California County of Alameda
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 5 @ 4:00 pm
 Ferguson 3 Pre-Trial. No other information available.

 Always check AntiRep website and Facebook for last minute changes.

 

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Feb
7
Sat
March for Real Climate Leadership @ Snow Park
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm

On February 7th thousands of Californians from across the state are gathering in Governor Jerry Brown’s longtime home of Oakland to say that we need real climate leadership. Across the state wells are drying up, more than a dozen cities are in real danger of running out of water, & there’s no question it’s being made worse by climate change.

But instead of reigning in the oil and gas industry & putting an end to incredibly dangerous and water-intensive practices like fracking, Governor Brown has been letting companies continue with business as usual. Join people from all corners of California this February in telling Governor Brown that if he won’t be a real climate leader, that if he won’t stand up to the fossil fuel industry, then we will. Because this is about our water, our health, & our California.

For more information: http://marchforclimateleadership.org/

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Continue Work on the Berkeley Post Office Community Garden. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The planting was a few weeks ago.  The gardening work continues. Join us!

More information on  the Berkeley Post Office Defense against the sale and privatization here.

Pictures and videos of the soil preparation and planting here.

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Omni Collective
Feb 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Until the end of February (22nd) 2015 GA will meet at the Omni Collective basement, mostly at its regular time, 4PM Sunday.

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly generally meets Sundays, at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater 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 Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland  Directions

We have 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.

The bulk of the work of Occupy Oakland does NOT happen in the General Assembly. It happens in various committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives voluntarily come to the GA and report on past and future actions. 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

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

Occupy Oakland GA

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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Jeff Mackler on The Alternative to Capitalism @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Feb
8
Sun
5th Open Circle. @ Omni Commons ballroom
Feb 8 @ 3:00 pm – Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm

Facebook event.

This open circle will continue the dialogue and planning around support, goals, and long-term strategy in addressing the issues of disproportionate degrees of police brutality and killings of black people and people of color, systemic racism, state violence, militarization of police, and more that have been brought to the forefront once again due to the recent surge of such atrocities.

Let’s kick this meeting off with a potluck at 3:00 pm followed by the Open Circle at 3:45 pm. Please bring a dish or snacks to share!

Open circle will begin with report backs and announcements of upcoming actions followed by breakout group discussions and the formation of new projects.

There will be breakout groups to allow time for networking and collaboration on projects and affinity groups.

The facilitation team welcomes suggestions, guidance, and participation. Please get in touch by commenting on this page if you want to offer any of these.

Notes from last meeting:
omnicommons.org/connect

Link to our previous meeting:
https://www.facebook.com/events/324781944388936/

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Feb
9
Mon
Court Support: Intervening Pretrial Ferguson 3 @ Dep 11 Alameda County Superior Court
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Intervening Pretrial Ferguson 3

    Always check AntiRep website and Facebook for last minute changes.

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Court Support: Pretrial for Oakland Arrestee @ Dep 104 Alameda County Superior Court
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Pretrial Oakland Arrestee

    Always check AntiRep website and Facebook for last minute changes

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Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Feb 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come learn about continuing developments in the battle save the Berkeley Post Office and the Postal Service from privatization, support our Occupiers and help us plan our next steps in opposition to the theft of our public commons.

THE POSTAL SERVICE WANTED TO SELL THE POST OFFICE TO HUDSON-MCDONALD DEVELOPMENT GROUP. HUDSON-MCDONALD BACKED OUT OF THE DEAL IN EARLY DECEMBER. THE CITY OF BERKELEY SUED THE POST OFFICE TO STOP THE SALE. A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER WAS IN PLACE UNTIL DECEMBER 17th, BUT WAS LIFTED BY THE JUDGE WHEN HUDSON WITHDREW.  `

Get an overview of the sale announcement here. Here’s a good more general overview piece.

 There was a hearing in Federal Court on December 11th.

The next hearing is March 19th.THE FEDERAL JUDGE WILL DECIDE WHETHER THE LAWSUIT WILL CONTINUE OR BE DISMISSED – HE’LL DECIDE SOMETIME AFTER MARCH 19th.

THE POSTAL POLICE HAD BEEN RAIDING THE OCCUPATION INTERMITTENTLY IN THE WEE HOURS OF THE MORNING. BUT THE OCCUPIERS ARE NOT LEAVING!  Read about one of the eviction attempts here.  There haven’t been any raids since a few days before Christmas, but they might start up again at any time.

Check out the new Community Garden at the Post Office.

Also CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE. and the Save the Berkeley Post Office website, and First they Came for the Homeless Facebook for updates.

BPOD is an offshoot of Strike Debt Bay Area, which itself is an offshoot of Occupy Oakland and a chapter of the national Strike Debt movement, which is an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street.

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Feb
10
Tue
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly. @ SEIU Local 1000, 2nd floor
Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

OLWA2The Oakland Livable Wage Assembly builds community and power among those who seek higher wages and better work life conditions for area workers. We meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the SEIU Local 1000 union hall, 1433 Webster Street, 2nd Floor in downtown Oakland. These assembly meetings occur from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Our work together encompasses:

  • (1) the concerns of precarious, contingent and care workers;
  • (2) current campaigns to improve wages for low-wage workers; and
  • (3) efforts by unionized workers and unions to improve wages and quality of work life.

We share stories and information in an egalitarian and participatory way to build relationships and build the movement.

We look forward to learning with you and making change for the better. Please love and support one another. We have a duty to fight. We have a duty to win.

 

 

 

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Berkeley City Council to Consider Policing Ordinances @ Old Berkeley City Hall
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The following items, postponed twice, are scheduled for early consideration.

D. Berkeley Police Department Use of Police Vehicle In-Vehicle and Body-Worn Cameras
Recommendation: Refer to the City Manager to develop a plan to implement the use of dash cameras and body-worn cameras for the Berkeley Police Department. The report should be presented to the City Council within 3 months.
Contact: Darryl Moore, Councilmember, District 2, 981-7120

E. Support the National Demands by Ferguson Action 
Recommendation: 1. Adopt a motion endorsing the National Demands from Ferguson. 2. Advocate for changes to the Alameda County District Attorney policy to include investigations to all in-custody deaths. 3. Issue a statement of concern and support for people of color and their families who have been affected by injury or death by law enforcement agencies.
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

F. Amendments to BPD General Orders C-64 (Crowd Control), M-2 (Mutual Aid) and U-2 (Use of Force) (Continued from January 20, 2015 – Item includes revised recommendation.)
Recommendation:
1. Refer to the Police Review Commission (PRC) and City Manager the attached changes to BPD General Orders C-64, M-2, U-2, and request that they return to the City Council with recommended revisions to the General Orders. The proposed changes are modeled after the Oakland Police Department’s recent amendments to their Crowd Control Policy and address issues raised with the police response to the December 6, 2014 Ferguson protests.
2. Adopt a motion declaring as a temporary City of Berkeley policy that the use of chemical agents (tear gas etc.), Specialty Impact Less-Lethal Weapons (“projectiles” or rubber bullets, wooden dowels, stinger grenades, rubber bullets) and over the shoulder baton strikes, are prohibited uses of force in responding to crowd situations, until such time as an investigation is conducted as to the Police response to the December 6, 2014 protests, and a review of General Orders C-64, M-2, and U-2 is completed.
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

G. Independent Investigation of Police Response to December 6, 2014 Protests
Recommendation: Direct the City Manager to initiate an independent investigation into the police response to protests on December 6, 2014 and to return to Council as soon as possible, but no later than 60 days with a contract to hire a qualified independent investigator. In considering who to select to conduct the investigation, the City Manager should give preference to former police chiefs or law enforcement officials with experience conducting internal investigations. To avoid the appearance of or possibility of conflicts of interests, the City Manager should avoid selecting an individual or firm who previously worked for the Berkeley Police Department or who previously or currently worked for any law enforcement agency in the San Francisco Bay Area. The City Manager shall ensure that the selected individual or firm has no apparent conflicts of interest.
The Council also refers the questions attached to the report for the City Manager and outside investigator to consider in conducting their investigation.
Contact: Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember, District 4, 981-7140

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Feb
11
Wed
Corporate Coloniality and the Demotion of Capitalism @ OMNI Collective
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The first of eight meetings is January 28th.

This seminar will study the corporate structure, its historical development, and its modes of political control.

 

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