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Apr
2
Thu
Wifi Mesh General Meeting – Thu 7pm-9pm – 2141 Broadway Oakland, CA @ SudoRoom
Apr 2 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Wifi Mesh General Meeting

When: November 28, 2013 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Sudo Room 2141 Broadway Oakland,CA 94607 USA
Contact: Jenny Ryan – e-mail
Mesh_topology_diagram

We’re building a community wireless mesh network!

A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts as a relay to other computers, such that a network can stretch to cover entire cities. Our goal is to create such a free mesh network that is entirely controlled and operated by the community!

Want to help create an alternate means of digital communication that isn’t governed by for-profit internet service providers? Join us for the mesh hacknight!

We have crowdfunded the purchase of our first 100+ routers and are preparing to deploy the first nodes in Oakland. We need people with both technical and non-technical backgrounds to help with everything from local community involvement and crowdfunding to mounting wifi routers on buildings and developing software!

Last Thursdays are General Meetings for planning, strategy, and orientation for new folks.

 

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Caravana 43: BERKELEY con AYOTZINAPA (Disappeared Mexican Students) @ Martin Luther King Civic Center Park
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Facebook event.

We’re all very honored to be having 2 parents from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero and 2 surviving students come to UCBerkeley from April 2nd to April 3rd. We’ve been working very hard planning events where everyone can come and see the parents speak on their journey and on their continuous fight to find their missing children. We want the whole community, non-students and students, to come out and come together to welcome them to UCBerkeley and show them what international solidarity looks like.
We are asking you all to spread the word of their anticipated arrival and attend the spaces we are holding for them because their testimonies are direct evidence as to why, we, thousands of miles away from Ayotzinapa, should continue to carry on this struggle and denounce the injustices of their government.

Agenda/ Here is the schedule for the 2 days.

April 2nd:
2PM-4PM Martin Luther King Civic Center Park (2151
M.L.K. Jr Way)

Bienvenida a los padres y normalistas/Welcoming the parents

6PM-8PM 110 Boalt Hall
Discusión/ Discussion with Jim Cavallaro
Commisioner, Inter-American Commission of Human Rights/Berkeley Law School

April 3rd
1PM -3PM
“Ayotzinapa: Mexico at the Crossroads”
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

5PM
Vigilia/ Vigil at Campanile

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Screening of : American Revolutionary – The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Transition Berkeley invites you to join us for an award winning film about Grace Lee Boggs, a Chinese American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times.

American Revolutionary has won six Audience Awards from film festivals around the world, including the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival. The film will be introduced by Alison Paskal, educator and urban gardener, and Hank Herrera, food justice activist, working to build new sustainable, local healthy food systems serving vulnerable neighborhoods, who have both known and worked with Grace in Detroit.

Come at 6:30 for conversation and snacks. At 7:00 the film will be preceded by a short presentation from the Gil Tract Community Farm and the Ashby Garden where gardeners are practicing their own style of remaking our world in a more just and sustainable way. The film begins at 7:15 and will be followed by small group discussions. Don’t miss this film!

For more info: info [at] transitionberkeley.com
website: http://www.transitionberkeley.com

This event is co-sponsored by Transition Berkeley, Victory Garden Foundation, We Bee Gardeners and BFUU’s Social Justice Ctee.

Wheelchair accessible.

For occasional email notices of peace/eco/social justice alerts and related events at BFUU, send any email to:
bfuusjev-subscribe [at] lists.riseup.net

For weekly notices of BFUU services etc. go to:
http://www.bfuu.org/signup.html

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Apr
3
Fri
Liberation Day: Save AfrikaTown! @ Qilombo
Apr 3 @ 7:00 am – 11:45 pm

We need the voices, bodies and the love of the local community to stop developers from destroying the vision of a successful African counterculture movement. AfrikaTown has provided the community with fresh fruits and vegetables, a comfortable environment to interact with one another, barbecues and a place to gain political awareness. We are asking for folks to show up, bring your bodies, signs and stand in solidarity with one of the last black-ran community spaces in West Oakland. With your help, AfrikaTown has the power to prevent the complete displacement of black and brown residents in West Oakland.

Join us on April 3rd as EARLY AS YOU CAN, as we take a stand and say “NO MORE!”

There will be food, performances and knowledge on ways to get involved in the protection of AfrikaTown and the movement.

Please stand in solidarity, and spread the word in a discreet manor, we do not want the landlord to get word of our plans.

We appreciate your support and discretion.

Asante,

AfrikaTown

Fireworks article on Afrikatown, interview with Linda Grant.

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Art Exhibit: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence, Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day. @ Uptown Body and Fender, Across from Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural
Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

FRIDAY, APRIL 3rd 5:30-9pm: Art exhibit opening
FRIDAY, APRIL 17th 6-9pm: Round table discussion

Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC), Art Forces, Eastside Arts Alliance and Critical Resistance present an art exhibit and discussion, Re-Visions: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence, Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day.

Re-Visions art exhibit and round table discussion draws connections between community struggles and cultures of resistance to challenge state violence, policing and prisons.  Re-Visions will be used to inform curriculum that will be made  accessible to the community as part of the Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural Project’s “Off the Wall”  programming.

The art exhibit will feature work from:
All of Us or None, AROC, Art Forces, Asian Prisoners Support Committee, BAYAN-USA, CAL Students for Justice in Palestine, California Coalition for Women Prisoners​, Critical Resistance, Dignidad Rebelde​, Eastside Arts Alliance, Eman Mohammed, Fred Alvarado, Haiti Action Committee​, Juan Fuentes, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Middle East Children’s Alliance​, Micah Bazant​, Nidal Elkhairy, Oceania Coalition of Northern California, Omiiroo, Onyx Organizing Committee, Oscar Lopez Rivera, Xicana Moratorium and many more.

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The Struggle for Justice in Mexico Continues!
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The struggle for justice for the 43 disappeared students of Ayotzinapa continues. Protesters around the world are demanding justice for the students who disappeared in September 2014 at the hands of the mayor of Iguala in Guerrero, the police and the “Guerreros Unidos” gang. Many in Mexico are demanding the resignation of President Enrique Peña Nieto and an end to the impunity of the Mexican government towards murderous criminal gangs that have killed more than 100,000 people in recent years.

But the U.S. government and banks are not let off the hook either. The 1994 NAFTA free-trade agreement created Mexico’s economic crisis and the drug trafficking epidemic that filled that void. Why does the U.S. give so much military aid to Mexico? Why is the border between Mexico and the U.S. so militarized?

Join us for talks on the history of the U.S.-Mexico relations and the state of the current struggle for economic and social justice happening inside of Mexico.

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Apr
4
Sat
Conscious Eating Conference @ David Brower Center
Apr 4 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

The Conscious Eating Conference brings expert speakers to Berkeley, California to share their ideas about the best food choices we can make for the planet, ourselves, and animals. This conference will feature a fearless investigator who went undercover to document the inside story of animal farming. We will reveal little known facts about fish and the fishing industry and explore how plant-based eating is going mainstream. You don’t want to miss this exciting day of information exchange! Registration includes vegan continental breakfast and lunch.

 

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March and Forum for Ayotzinapa
Apr 4 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

March and Forum for Ayotzinapa

Community March:
Mission and 16th Sts.
1:30pm- Danzantes welcome the community
2pm- Start of the rally
2:30pm- March starts towards 24th St.

Community Forum:
Buena Vista Horace Mann Elementary
3351 23rd St., between Bartlett and Valencia Sts.
4-6pm

Saturday, April 4th, San Francisco welcomes the families of the 43 students disappeared by the Mexican government this past September, 2014, joining with their demand for justice with their caravan throughout the US.

We are in solidarity with their struggle and welcome everyone to a community and family-friendly march from 16th St. to 24th St. on Saturday, April 4th. This march is called for 2pm and will arrive at Buena Vista Horace Mann (3351 23rd St.) where a community forum organized by KPOO, Radio Bilingüe and Rompeviento TV USA, will be held. Here, all attendees will learn about the atrocities committed by the Mexican State as well as the struggle for justice. Ayotzinapa is the most recent and horrific example of a State that exercises violence with impunity against its citizens and social justice fighters.

We also recognize our own experiences in the United States where police kill our people in the streets, just as the case of Almicar, or any other community, especially the Black community.

Its time to say, “Stop State-Sponsored Terror in the Mission, San Francisco, the Bay Area, California and throughout the United States! Justice for all victims of State violence! A State that disappears and murders its own citizens does not deserve to govern! The Mission stands with Ayotzinapa! Stop State-sponsored terror on both sides of the border!

Special thanks to the United Educators of San Francisco for their support in sponsoring this community event.

Initiated by:
Bay Area Committee in Solidarity with Ayotzinapa

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Apr
5
Sun
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 5 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally and has equal decision-making power. Occupy Oakland’s General Assembly uses a participatory decision-making process appropriately called, “Occupy Oakland’s Collective Decision-Making Process.” Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.

Autonomous Action & the General Assembly
The bulk of the work of Occupy Oakland does NOT happen in the General Assembly. It happens in various committees, caucuses, and associated groups that report back to the general assembly. Everyone participating in Occupy Oakland should be part of at least one associated group. Occupy Oakland encourages autonomous actions that do not require consensus from the General Assembly. This encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.

General Assembly Standard Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Welcome Announcements
  3. Agenda Overview
  4. Forum
  5. Reports from Committees, Subcommittees, Caucuses, & Working Groups
  6. Action Announcements
  7. General Announcements  
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly 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  Directions

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.

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. (Optional) Discussion Topic

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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Apr
6
Mon
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Meeting @ 5th floor
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Get involved with the fight against solitary confinement.

Become a human rights pen pal: Contact cws@igc.org

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Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Apr 6 @ 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, a local developer. The City of Berkeley sued the post office to stop the sale. Hudson-mcdonald backed out of the deal in early december.

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.

There was another hearing in March 26th.

Federal Judge William Alsup will decide whether the lawsuit will continue or be dismissed – he’ll decide sometime after April 2nd, when the Post Office gets back to him on whether they are willing to rescind their decision to sell. We’ll be discussing the judge’s decision if he’s made it at this meeting, and our response.

Check out the 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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Apr
8
Wed
Save CCSF Coalition General Assembly
Apr 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Check calendar to verify and for location


Help organize to defend public education! Remove the dictatorship and demand an end to downsizing, pushout policies, austerity, and attacks on diversity, and the cancellation of the construction of the Performing Arts Education Center.

www.facebook.com/saveccsf
info@saveccsf.org
www.saveccsf.org

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Film: All Wars Are Bankers Wars. @ Humanist Hall
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

F
ALL WARS ARE BANKERS’ WARS

by Michael Avero & Zane Henry

ilm evenings begin with optional potluck refreshments & social hour at 6:30 pm,
followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by optional discussion after the film.

For a description of this film, see the website shown below.

Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street

 

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Politics of Debt Reading Group: The Latest on Syriza, Greece, Its Debt, Austerity and the Troika. @ Omni Commons basement
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Apr
9
Thu
Wifi Mesh General Meeting – Thu 7pm-9pm – 2141 Broadway Oakland, CA @ SudoRoom
Apr 9 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Wifi Mesh General Meeting

When: November 28, 2013 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Sudo Room 2141 Broadway Oakland,CA 94607 USA
Contact: Jenny Ryan – e-mail
Mesh_topology_diagram

We’re building a community wireless mesh network!

A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts as a relay to other computers, such that a network can stretch to cover entire cities. Our goal is to create such a free mesh network that is entirely controlled and operated by the community!

Want to help create an alternate means of digital communication that isn’t governed by for-profit internet service providers? Join us for the mesh hacknight!

We have crowdfunded the purchase of our first 100+ routers and are preparing to deploy the first nodes in Oakland. We need people with both technical and non-technical backgrounds to help with everything from local community involvement and crowdfunding to mounting wifi routers on buildings and developing software!

Last Thursdays are General Meetings for planning, strategy, and orientation for new folks.

 

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Livable Wage Assembly Planning Meeting for April 15th @ SEIU Local 1000 union hall, 2nd floor
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

OLWAwebThe 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.

At this meeting we will be planning an action at OGP on April 15th (4/15 = FOR $15)  in tandem with other actions around the East Bay and converging on a huge FF15 rally to commence at 3:00 PM at UC Berkeley.

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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Black Community Control of the Police: Featuring Omali Yeshitela @ Uhuru House
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Demand the power to hire, fire and discipline the police be in the hands of a community-selected committee.

Culture. Speakers. Food.

Keynote by Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African Socialist International and leader of the Uhuru Movement.

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Apr
11
Sat
Free Soltan. @ Booth Auditorium, Bolt Hall
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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