Freedom Film Festival @ Omni Commons
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Rally against PG&E’s attack on solar in CA
Oct 10 @ 1:58 am – 2:58 am

Wednesday: Rally in SF against Pacific Gas & Electric’s attack on solar in CA

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is leading an attack on rooftop solar in California. Join a rally outside of PG&E’s headquarters in San Francisco and speak out against this dirty attack on clean energy.

Rooftop solar is booming in California. So utilities are trying to kill it, with a brazen attack that would make it harder for Californians to generate their own clean solar power.1

By the end of this year, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is required to determine how much credit Californians will get on their utility bills if they choose to go solar in 2016 and beyond. The major California utilities have launched an underhanded attack, pressing the agency to make it much more expensive to go solar.

One of the utilities leading the charge is PG&E. Our friends at the Vote Solar are leading a rally at PG&E’s headquarters in San Francisco to speak out against the company’s brazen attack on clean energy.

Click here to RSVP for the rally.

With massive water conservation efforts underway, and drought-fueled wildfires raging, it’s clearer than ever that we need to transition as quickly as possible to clean energy.

But utilities are terrified of rooftop solar because it allows individual consumers to produce their own energy and get bill credits for their excess clean power, instead of buying dirty fossil fuel energy supplied by utilities.

That’s why Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric and San Diego Gas & Electric are trying to halt the solar progress we’ve made in California. They’ve all filed proposals with the CPUC that would implement a painful combination of unfair fees essentially punishing people for installing solar, and lower utility bill credits that would not fairly compensate rooftop solar customers for the valuable solar power they deliver to the grid.

If the utilities succeed, they’ll do major harm to California’s booming solar industry, an industry employing tens of thousands of Californians and dramatically reducing fossil fuel pollution. We have to hold San Diego Gas & Electric accountable, and urge Governor Brown and the CPUC to stand up to their dirty attack on clean energy.

Grand Opening – Uhuru Furniture Black Self Reliance Institution
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles will open up its new expanded space at its Grand Opening featuring refreshments, music, prizes and amazing deals on Saturday, October 10th from 10am to 6pm. A project of the African People’s Education & Defense Fund, the nonprofit’s president, Ona Zene Yeshitela will be presenting as well as Chairman Omali Yeshitela, the leader of the Uhuru Movement.

Vigil and Stand In for Umpqua Students and People of Oakland
Oct 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us in vigil for the 9 killed in the latest mass killing at Umpqua Community College as well as the 74 killed on the streets of Oakland so far this year, including the 3 recently killed near this intersection..

The Oakland/Alameda Chapter of the Brady Campaign will be joining S.A.V.E — Oakland and the Community of Oakland to lift up those killed by gun violence and to call for an end to the gun culture in our city.  We will start with a vigil and reading the names of those killed at 10:30.  This will be followed at 11 AM by a Stand In to call for the people of Oakland to Say Something about the mass killing that happens year after year in our city and for our representatives at the city, county, state and national levels to work for sensible gun laws.

Help us send the message that Enough is Enough and the guns must stop flowing into our city.

Justice Now’s 15-year anniversary celebration @ Omni Commons
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

“The future is not a place we are going to, it is something we are
creating. We have a responsibility to create a better world, to leave a
more hopeful legacy for future generations.” -Jane Dorotik, Justice Now
Board Member (imprisoned at CIW)

JOIN US for Justice Now’s 15-year anniversary celebration THIS SATURDAY
at the Omni in Oakland. We are bringing together voices from inside,
loved ones who have returned home, and various other community
members/organizations to celebrate our victories, build the wider
movement, and discuss our collaborative visions of a world without prisons.

-Panel discussion by current and formerly incarcerated folks on the
future of prison abolition
-Workgroups led by amazing ally orgs exploring the intersection of
prison abolition and other social justice movements
-Food, dance, and artwork
-Community/movement building
-Space to honor our ancestors and loved ones who have passed or cannot
be with us
-And more!


CANCELLED: PROTEST PARTY BY THE LAKE: It’s No Longer Possible to Have Fun in Oakland @ Lake Merritt Amphitheatre, Btwn 12th St. & 1st Ave
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm



We have probably all seen the sign on Lakeshore advising us that barbecues, amplified music, beer, and fun in general are no longer allowed in the parks around the lake without a permit from the city.

Now the City has decided that musical instruments are also not allowed without prior acquisition of a permit.

What this means is that our public spaces are only truly accessible to those with the resources to procure permission to use them. What this also means is that Oakland residents who have used these community spaces as a shared yard, celebrating birthdays, weddings, graduations, and everything else in the heart of our beautiful city, can no longer continue to do so.

There is no doubt that these changes come as an attempt to make Oakland less hospitable to those who have lived here for years, and more welcoming to newcomers seeking to significantly alter the culture and landscape of the city. There is also no doubt that these regulations will be selectively enforced by the racist, classist Oakland Police Department and City Government.

It is time for our community to rise up and demand that our public spaces remain accessible for use by ALL of us.

In the interest of sending a loud and clear message, please bring your instruments, your grills, your stereos, your children, your dogs, your coolers full of beer, and your love for Oakland to the Lake Merritt Ampitheater Let’s celebrate Oakland’s history of resistance against state repression, and continue our city’s rich tradition of holding each other up in the face of adversity.

Greece: For Workers Struggle Against Capitalist Austerity! @ Berkeley Korean United Methodist Church (lower level)
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
What Created the Migrant Crisis? Open the Borders! Fight Back with International Solidarity! @ Workers World Oakland
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

– Judy Greenspan, Workers World Party, discuss the causes of the migrant/refugee crisis in the Middle East and Africa.
– Alice Dodge Loaiza, Marcha Patriótica – Capítulo California of Colombia, will talk about the peoples of Latin America who have been forced to flee their countries.

Whether through wars of destabilization or labor export programs, tens of millions are displaced from their home countries due to monopoly capitalism’s drive to control the markets, resources, territories, while extracting super-profits. Neoliberal economic policies and mercenary armies are unleashed on countries where imperialism has strategic interests, in order to undermine and overturn economic and political sovereignty.

As we mark the one year anniversary of the Ayotzinapa 43 students who challenged neoliberal economic policies being imposed in Mexico, while the images of 2-year old Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach and an overloaded boat sinking off the coast of Libya captures the ongoing reality of refugees fleeing wars of destabilization in the Middle East and Africa due to US-backed mercenary armies seeking to overthrow regimes. Meanwhile the U.S. has seen another spike in the number of unaccompanied minors entering the U.S., with 4600 apprehended at the U.S./Mexico border in August.

Sponsored by Workers World Party
Wheelchair accessible, refreshments provided

Open Mic & Cypher at ABC4J @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Iinterfaith prayer meeting, for survivors and victims of violence and police terror in Oakland. @ Bahai Center
Oct 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to survivors and victims of violence and police terror in Oakland.

The Baha’i community of Oakland is 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.

In April, it was two years since we started holding these prayer meetings at the Baha’i Center. Come share prayers, quotes, poems, and favorite passages from your scriptures with us. We will serve a simple breakfast

Memorial: Remembering Eugene (Gino) Pepi
Oct 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Gino Pepi was a member of the Occupy Oakland Labor Solidarity Committee.

Please join us celebrating the life of Eugene Pepi who passed on from a heart attack last week in his house in the Mission. Gino was born and raised in San Francisco. As a young man he became convinced of the need of an equal and just society, and dedicated his life to socialism and to the struggles of the working class internationally. He worked hard to enhance the living conditions of all Bay Area workers especially B.A.R.T workers, fought against racism and discrimination, defended immigrant workers and women’s rights, and participated in countless efforts to stop wars and environmental destruction. When Gino wasn’t fighting tirelessly for the rights of the oppressed, he would dive deep into his other passions, Zydeco dancing and Photography. Through dance and music Gino made a long lasting group of friends that shared his joy and paasion for the sounds of Louisiana. Gino enjoyed life to its fullest. He embraced all challenges with humor, honesty and with a strong sense of solidarity.

We will remember you Gino.
This city will remember you.
Your friends, family and comrades will always remember you.

There will be time for Speaking, Musical Performance,Dancing, and food.

Preserve the Soul of Oakland: Rally & Community Drum Call @ Lake Merritt Amphitheatre
Oct 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Occupy Oakland 4th Anniversary Lunch and Party! @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 11 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Occupy Oakland GA

Sunday, October 11th, 12:30 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza.

Come remember the raising of tents at Oscar Grant Plaza on October 10, 2011, the date Occupy Oakland manifested itself to the world. This is a pot-luck, no one turned away chance to visit old friends and make new ones.

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for four years. Currently we meet at Oscar Grant Plaza at 4:00 PM on Sundays (or at the Omni, in rain or severe cold). We report back on meetings and events staged by activist groups, some indirect descendants of Occupy committees such as Strike Debt Bay Area, Oakland Privacy Working Group and the Oakland Livable Wage Assembly.  We cover events in the East Bay and San Francisco, announce future events, and engage in discussion on varied political, economic and radical topics. Everyone is welcome!

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

  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: (
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (
Occupy Oakland Calendar (events):

Strike Debt Bay Area :
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:
Oakland Privacy Working Group:
Sunflower Alliance:
Occupy The Farm:
Alan Blueford Center for Justice:
Livable Wage Assembly
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:
Bay Area AntiRepression:
Biblioteca Popular
Bay Area Intifada:
Anti-Police Terror Project:
Transport Workers Solidarity:
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy)
Omni Collective: Sudo Room:
Interfaith Tent:

San Francisco based groups:
First They Came for the Homeless:
San Francisco Projection Department
Occupy Forum: Check the OO calendar on Mondays for seminars.

After Federal Oversight of Oakland Police ends, Then What? @ Allen Temple Baptist Church
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please register by going to:

A facilitated discussion of the challenges in ensuring that the hard-fought for police reforms mandated by the Negotiated Settlement Agreement (NSA) are sustained after the Federal Order and monitoring have ended. There will be opportunities for Q & A after the formal presentations.

Facilitator: Deacon Reggie Lyles, former Berkeley Police Captain and Novato Police Captain, former Public Safety Advisor to Mayor Jean Quan.

Panelists: civil rights attorney Jim Chanin, Cat Brooks, co-founder of ONYX and APTP (Anti-Police Terror Project), Pastor Michael McBride, Director of PICO Network’s Urban Strategies and Live Free Campaign , and Dr. Joe Marshall, founder of the Omega Boys Club and 11 year member of the San Francisco Police Commission.

*Light refreshments will be provided between 1:30 and 2:00
Free Admission but donations will be accepted.

Open Circle @ Omni Commons
Oct 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Open Circle @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States

Open Circle, first and foremost, is an opportunity to build community with one another. Secondly, it is a space to reflect and collaborate on strategies and actions to bring an end to these egregious crimes.

Please join us for the Potluck at 3:00 pm followed by the Open Circle at 3:30 pm. Please bring a dish or snacks to share!

~ Open circle will begin at 3:30 with a speaker. Then checkins and updates with the families affected by police violence

~ Reflection and dialogue on how we can help support them in their fight for justice.

~ Brief announcements for upcoming events.

~ Working groups: tbd

Solidarity is afoot so bring your ideas!

Notes from last meeting:

GREEN SUNDAYS: “The 2016 Presidential Campaign: Business as Usual or Revolt of the Masses?” @ Neibyl-Proctor Library
Oct 11 @ 4:45 pm – 6:30 pm

Dr. Larry Shoup will speak and lead a discussion on:

“The 2016 Presidential Campaign: Business as Usual or Revolt of the Masses?”

larry_shoupThe normal pattern for presidential campaigns is that each of the two main political parties have at least one candidate backed by plutocratic wealth, as measured by their campaign funding, advisers from the Council on Foreign Relations and coverage from the most powerful media. Given their advantages, the plutocratic supported candidates usually soon outdistance their competition, then one of them wins the November election and implements policies which increase the wealth and power of the already too wealthy and too powerful capitalists against the interests of the larger population.

The 2016 presidential campaign has elements of the normal pattern in the persons of Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, both well connected to the plutocracy. But the presence in the mainstream party race and level of support given to non-plutocratic candidates like Trump and Sanders indicates that this time something different is going on, a kind of revolt of the masses. At this Green Sunday we will explore this developing situation and assess the prospects for a Green Party breakthrough in 2016.

Larry Shoup was the Green Party candidate for California Secretary of State in 2002. He is the author of five books, including Wall Street’s Think Tank: the Council on Foreign Relations and the Empire of Neoliberal Geopolitics (Monthly Review Press 2015).


SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 7 pm.  Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website 

LET’S GO OAKLAND! protest The New Lake Merritt rules And Columbus! @ Lake Merritt, near I580
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

This is bullshit and we know it! Gentrification is trying to take your cultural space, from churches to your beautiful lake oakland. It’s time to be heard. Come and discuss these new park laws created to keep POC people in the margins of society, while supporting white supremacy. Everything you’ve ever done with your people IS under attack. We must draw the line. Let’s meet at the steps closest to the freeway by where the farmers market is on Saturdays. Please invite anyone who is willing and please share this event on your page.


Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come learn about continuing developments in the battle save the Berkeley Post Office, other Post Offices in the area, 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.

Federal Judge William Alsup decided to dismiss the lawsuit in April because the Postal Service says it is not currently selling the building.  But we’re not fooled. The Postal Service could “find” a buyer at any moment. Fortunately, the Judge ordered the Postal Service to provide 42 days notice before any sale, so that the lawsuit could be refiled.

Check out the Community Garden at the Post Office.

In the latest developments, Berkeley has Declared War on Its Homeless, and an ordinance criminalizing the homeless came before the City Council on June 30th (see here and here) but was tabled until at least September.

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.

Occupy Forum Field Trip: California Fracking and Health @ Schools of the Sacred Heart, Syufy Theater
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

OccupyForum Field Trip

An Evening with Sandra Steingraber:
California Fracking and Health

SF Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility would like to invite our members and supporters to gather together for an important discussion about an issue of grave threat to our environment and health. Acclaimed ecologist, activist, and author Sandra Steingraber, PhD will be speaking about fracking, climate change, ecology, and the links between human health and the environment.

Fracking and our Future

SF Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibillity has worked on policies to reduce and eliminate fracking in California and to bring greater attention to the dire links between it and climate change. Rather than being a source of clean energy, as it’s touted to be, fracking unleashes methane gasses while poisoning precious drinking water, damaging farmland and creating seismic instability. Now, despite growing evidence of its dangers, fracking is only increasing in California.

Please join us to strengthen our collective medical voice so that we can continue to take action for a healthier future. Dr. Steingraber will specifically address the growing threat to our health and environment from ongoing oil and gas operations, and the growing movement to stop this toxic menace to public health.

“We are all members of a great human orchestra,” says Steingraber, “and it is now time to play the Save the World Symphony. You do not have to play a solo, but you do have to know what instrument you hold and find your place in the score.”

Called “a poet with a knife” by Sojourner magazine, Steingraber has received many honors for her work as a science writer, including, in 2011, a Heinz Award. By donating the cash prize to the anti-fracking movement, she became, in 2012, the co-founder of New Yorkers Against Fracking, a statewide coalition of more than 280 grassroots organizations. Steingraber also has been named a Woman of the Year by Ms. Magazine, a Person of the Year by Treehugger, and one of 25 “Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” by the Utne Reader.

This event is free and open to the public and is hosted by Breast Cancer Action, Environmental Working Group, and San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Please RSVP at
Transportation and Parking: Bus #22 stops close by,Montgomery Street Bart is a 3 minute walk. Parking garage at 2001 Union is a 7-minute walk.

Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Oct 12 @ 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.