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Mar
1
Wed
Court Support for Michael Brewster!
Mar 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Court Support Needed!

Michael Brewster, was brutally attacked by police on February 8th.
His mother, Trina Peters, flagged down the police, explained Michael was having a mental health problem and asked them to call an ambulance for him. They said they would. Instead, the officers rushed him threw him on the ground and began to detain him. They called for back up and police swarmed the area.
Michael was unarmed and posed no threat to the officers, yet, they had him face down on the ground. Despite telling him he couldn’t breathe, several officers were on top of him. They beat him up and attempted to assault him with a billy club. Police told the people recording the incident to get back because it was a crime scene.
They beat him so badly that he was at SF General Hospital for 4 days before transferring him to the jail at 850 Bryant St, SF. The police denied his mother visitation and refused to release information regarding his wellbeing and that his court date was this last Wednesday. She only learned of it that day by chance.
The judge set his bail at $100,000. He is still being held at 850 Bryant St, SF.
His family is begging for court support.

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Bay Area Mobilization for Climate, Justice, Jobs and Peace @ California Nurses Association
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The next general assembly/meeting of the April 29 Bay Area Mobilization for Climate, Justice, Jobs and Peace.


The meeting on February 11th was attended by nearly 120 people from more than 90 organizations. We committed to bring an even more diverse group of activists together at the next meeting to make decisions about what kind of activity and where actions will be taken on April 29.

THOSE DECISIONS WILL BE MADE AT THIS MEETING.

Please use the time until March 1st to reach out to other organizations.Invite  them to attend this important assembly and endorse the Mobilization. �

Continue to use the on-line registration form to register individual supporters and record endorsements at http://bit.ly/A29MobeRegForm

The Bay Area Mobilization now has a Facebook page at
facebook.com/A29BAM. Some photos of the 2/11 meeting taken by Jack Owicki are posted HERE.

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SudoRoom 5 Minutes of Fame! @ Sudo Room, Omni Commons
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Rabi’a Keeble, former OO participant, will present on proposed legislation to increase Oakland’s minimum wage to $20, to establish fair scheduling standards, and an office of labor standards enforcement for the City of Oakland. We believe under this presidential administration the best defense is a strong offense. We’ve got the Dubs, why can’t we have the country’s highest minimum wage? -:)

This legislation was drafted at the request of the Oakland Livable Wage Assembly. We will seek your advice and support for the necessary mobilization(s) to secure enactment we hope in 2017.

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The sudo room five minutes of fame is a social event where a bunch of folks meet up and munch on snacks while some folks make short 5 minute presentations about projects they’re working on or things they care about.

This type of event is blatantly stolen^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hheavily inspired by the noisebridge 5MoF events.

People are encouraged to bring snacks/food/drinks.

Schedule[edit]
These events happen every first Wednesday of the month at sudo room!

Email info@sudoroom.org or the sudo room mailing list to claim a slot for your project. All we need is the title of your presentation and a way to contact you.

10 minutes are allocated to each 5MoF presentation which includes 5 minutes for the presentation, time for questions and time for the next person to get their computer hooked up.

7 pm: People shuffle in, snack on food and get settled
7:30 pm: 1st 5MoF presentation
7:40 pm: 2nd 5MoF presentation
7:50 pm: 3rd 5MoF presentation
8:00 pm: 10 minute break (announced as a 5 minute break so we actually stay on time)
8:10 pm: Three-minute explanation of sudo room and the Omni. Donation hat passed around. New members encouraged to sign up right then and there.
8:12 pm: 10x 30 second announcements (no computer hookup allowed, no need to book these in advance)
8:20 pm: 4th 5MoF presentation
8:30 pm: 5th 5MoF presentation
8:40 pm: 6th 5MoF presentation
8:50 pm: Announce https://pad.riseup/p/sudoride for letting people ride-share back home.
8:51 pm: Social hangouts and tour of omni for new folk.
10:00 pm: Cleanup of food, chairs, etc. and moving folks to sudo room for continued hacking/socializing.

https://sudoroom.org/wiki/5MoF

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Food Not Bombs Monthly Meeting @ Longhaul
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

For 22 years East Bay Food Not bombs has been providing free foods to the public in People’s Park and various locations in Oakland, AND bringing food to protests and encampments. Our message: you’re not poor and homeless because you suck, it’s because a sick society prioritizes war and greed over basic human needs.

We can’t keep this up without your help.

Come to our monthly meeting first Wednesday of the month.

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Mar
2
Thu
Tech Policy at the White House under Obama and Beyond @ Cloudfare, Inc
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Please join EFF’s Executive Director Cindy Cohn in conversation with Alexander Macgillivray and Nicole Wong, both former U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officers under President Obama who also worked as legal counsel inside Google and Twitter. The panel will discuss the development of the Obama administration’s policies on the Internet, intellectual property, and technology and privacy, as well as the costs and benefits of going “inside” the White House. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a robust Q&A session.

All are welcome to attend this free event so feel free to bring a guest! Space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve your spot. Drinks and light snacks will be served.

Hope to see you there!

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Screening of : Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

How do our eating habits affect climate change? Transition Berkeley invites you to view COWSPIRACY: THE SUSTAINABILITY SECRET a ground breaking documentary that takes a sobering look at a destructive industry that is threatening the health of our planet. The film documents this industry’s impact on species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution and more. Learn how we can be part of the solution.
Before the film our special guest, attorney Jeff Pierce with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, will talk about efforts to combat the environmental harms of industrial animal agriculture, and highlight ways our individual choice to consume fewer animal products can help solve the problem. He’ll also discuss policy changes that can be implemented at the local level to address the impacts of animal agriculture on the environment.
After we watch COWSPIRACY we’ll have a time for discussion and planning local actions. Please bring vegan snacks to share for the social gathering at 6:30. The program begins at 7pm.

This event is co-sponsored by Transition Berkeley and BFUU’s Social Justice Ctee.

Wheelchair accessible.

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Oakland Women’s Strike Planning Meeting @ Omni Commons
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A call has gone out. It asks us to begin organizing a general strike on March 8, in response to Donald Trump’s oppressive administration and the neoliberal attack that threatens our livelihood.

We are heeding the call. Given the short amount of time, we are not planning for a strike in the traditional sense. We are instead planning a 5 pm demonstration.

By organizing this, we hope to create the tools and infrastructure necessary to organize a women’s bloc for the national general strike called for May 1 in Oakland.

Join us at the Omni Commons to discuss, plan and work towards building our collective power.

— Planning Meetings will be held Tues and Thurs leading up to March 8.

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Mar
4
Sat
Homeless Outreach in Berkeley @ Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley
Mar 4 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Thinking outward and giving our time to others!

Acts 20:35 “In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

With everything that’s been going on this month (politically, socially, and emotionally) it’s time to fill Berkeley with the love of Christ. It’s time to put the church at the forefront for healing and reconciliation.

Friday: donation collection on Sproul Plaza! 12pm-3pm
Satuday: 10:30am- 2pm / sandwich prep and distribution
Join, Join, Join.

If you cannot offer your time but would still like to help you can donate materials or ingredients OR just pray that God would use this to bless the people of Berkeley.

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Bay Resistance Mass Meeting @ Mission High School
Mar 4 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

As Trump and the far right attempt to consolidate power and intimidate and harm our communities, Bay Resistance is a powerful new network that will defend our movements, our earth and most importantly, each other. The Bay Resistance network is committed to loving, defending and being in solidarity with those under immediate threat by Trump’s agenda.

Join us MARCH 4TH for Bay Resistance’s first mass meeting and training. Learn about the network and the powerful actions you can take to resist, defend and support. The afternoon will include trainings and workshops to build our collective power to fight for the world we deserve!

The people united will never be defeated! Together, we are the powerful response to the threats looming over us.

If you’re attending, fill out this registration form:

https://actionnetwork.org/events/bay-resistance-march-4th-mass-meeting-trainings

Childcare, translation, and light snacks will be provided.

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Fascists Are Not Welcome Here!
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

People getting organized against fascist ‘Proud Boys’ holding ‘March 4 Trump’ in .

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Mar
5
Sun
Sunflower Alliance General Assembly @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Kathy Dervin of 350 Bay Area will update us about this year’s state legislative activity on climate and environmental justice issues. Plus updates on our campaigns and ways you can get involved. We need your participation and your voice!

12 PM — Introductory meeting for people new to Sunflower Alliance
1-3 PM — Sunflower Alliance General Assembly

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Healthcare For All: ‘Now is the Time’ Screening. @ New Parkway Theater
Mar 5 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

East Bay DSA is proud to present: NOW IS THE TIME

Join us on March Fifth and learn more about the fight to make single payer healthcare a reality!

Through interviews, animations and exposé, this new documentary film tells the story of the drama, struggle, and success of the movement towards healthcare equity.

Aftwards, the filmmakers Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg will answer questions about the film and the state of healthcare in the United States.

Sponsors:

East Bay Democratic Socialists of America (EBDSA)
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)
Therapists for Single Payer (TSP)

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Mar 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  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.  (In prior years we have agreed to meet at 4:00 PM during summer hours, that is, once Daylight Savings Time goes back into effect).

On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 2 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome.

ooGAOO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over 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. 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: (web@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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Open Circle – Monthly Meeting
Mar 5 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Families directly impacted by police murder and people of the community who attend Open Circle have decided to take the necessary steps to repeal the California Police Officers’ Bill of Rights.

As we know, trump believes the country needs more law enforcement, more community engagement, and more effective policing. We understand what this means for People of Color and have already begun to feel the consequences.

We must unitedly intensify our efforts to put an end to this corrupt system, bring justice for the lives already lost to police murders, and protect the individuals whose lives are at risk at this very moment.

Repealing the California Police Officers’ Bil of Rights has a crucial role in exposing the gross misconduct of police officers and those who protect them with the goal of holding them responsible for their crimes.

Join us in a thoughtful collaboration with families who’ve lost loved ones to police murder to offer community support for them and help them repeal the California Police Officers’ Bill of Rights.

Agenda:
3:45 – 4:15 Introductions and Family checkins
4:15 – 5:15 Collaborate on repealing the Police Bill of Rights
5:15 – 5:30 Announcements
5:30 – 5:45 Network

*This is a Potluck Event, please feel free to bring a dish, snack or (non-alcoholic) beverage to share. ♥

Location Information:

Armstrong Place,
5600 Third Street
(@ the corner of 3rd & Armstrong, across the street from MLK Park) SF CA 94124

From Oakland : BART to Embarcadero Center, transfer downstairs to MUNI and get on the T Light Trsin going south bound towards Bayview, get off on Caroll Street and walk back half a block on 3rd.
Emergency door on the armstrong side will be open so that attendees can come directly to the common room.

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Responding to Trump and What to Do: Fighting State Violence and Forced Displacement @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Escuela Comunitaria presents:

This dialogue in the Latino community will be an evening of telling our stories, and the first showing of the new film ‘Where the Guns Go’, a documentary on U.S. weapons and testimonies of victims of organized crime and the drug war in Mexico.

Organizado por Oakland Sin Fronteras, American Friends Service Committee, Frente Indigena de Organizaciones Binacionales, 67 Suenos, Encinal.

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Community Democracy Project @ Omni Commons Basement
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Community Democracy Project is your connection to direct democracy in Oakland! Convened out of Occupy Oakland in Fall 2011, we’re gathering steam on a campaign to bring the people back in touch with the city’s resources through participatory budgeting.

Picture this: Across Oakland, Neighborhood Assemblies are regularly
held in every community. People come together to tackle the important issues of their neighborhoods and of the city. At these assemblies, people don’t just have discussions–they learn from one another, from city staff, and they make fundamental decisions about how the city should run. They decide the city budget.

Democratic, community budgeting is a powerful step toward building strong communities, real democracy, and economic justice–and it’s being done all over the world.

The budget of the City Oakland totals more than $1 billion per year. Although part of the budget must be used for specific purposes, still over half of the budget–over $500 billion per year–consists of general purpose funds paid by the taxes, fees, and fines of the people of Oakland. The Mayor and the City Council decide the city budget, with minimal input from the community.

Working together, we will not only get a seat at the table–we will REBUILD the table itself. Participatory democracy is real democracy–join us to say: Local People, Local Resources, Local Power!

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Mar
6
Mon
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Neibyl Proctor Library
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Neibyl Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States

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.

Note: At our November meeting we changed our meeting date from the first Tuesday of the month to the first Monday, starting December 5th

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Mar
7
Tue
Resist Trump Tuesday: Climate/Environmental Justice
Mar 7 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm

Resist attacks on climate and environmental justice — from the Dakota Access Pipeline to the ongoing push to export coal from Oakland. This march through downtown Oakland will visit Wells Fargo, Citibank, and Chase to tell them to divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline and the office of Phil Tagami, to ask him to drop his lawsuit against Oakland for banning coal exports. We want to tell Tagami to find a better use for the West Gateway property. We’ll end up at City Hall to thank the city council for their resolution asking the California Employee Retirement System to divest from the pipeline.
At each stop, there will be a boxing match between the Earth and the Corporate Investors to determine the future of the planet, as well as speakers representing indigenous people, labor, and youth.

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Oakland Women’s Strike Planning Meeting @ Omni Commons
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A call has gone out. It asks us to begin organizing a general strike on March 8, in response to Donald Trump’s oppressive administration and the neoliberal attack that threatens our livelihood.

We are heeding the call. Given the short amount of time, we are not planning for a strike in the traditional sense. We are instead planning a 5 pm demonstration.

By organizing this, we hope to create the tools and infrastructure necessary to organize a women’s bloc for the national general strike called for May 1 in Oakland.

Join us at the Omni Commons to discuss, plan and work towards building our collective power.

— Planning Meetings will be held Tues and Thurs leading up to March 8.

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Mar
8
Wed
Gender Strike! Shut Down ICE! @ Chelsea Manning Plaza
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

View image on TwitterThe rally kicks off at noon at Chelsea Manning (Justin Herman) Plaza. There will be speakers, free childcare at the plaza park, and materials for making signs – please bring extra materials to share if you can!

PARTICIPATE WITH YOUR CREW – SELF-ORGANIZATION, SELF-DETERMINATION!

At 2pm we will march from Justin Herman Plaza to I.C.E headquarters. In the spirit of direct action and participation, we encourage folks to form affinity groups: come with your family or friends, form your own bloc, or join one of the several blocs that will be coordinating. For example, there will be a feminist bloc wearing all pink & black, with pink balaclavas or other face coverings, distributing condoms & feminist propaganda. We call on self-organized groups of neighbors, coworkers, or other kinds of community members to march together, pick a color or a theme, get creative, and bloc up!

Once we reach the I.C.E. headquarters building, we will “build a wall around I.C.E.” Bring banners, signs, drawings, poems, posters and other materials to contribute to this wall and to SHUT DOWN I.C.E.!

STRIKE AGAINST GENDER

In solidarity with the International Women’s Strike, which has called for militant action, strikes, blockades, occupations, and disruption of business as usual, we call for an all out strike against gender and all its forms of oppression, and against all systems of capitalist, racist, xenophobic, and fascist domination.

On March 8th we propose a feminist strike which will not be content to pinkwash the bombs on Baghdad, or to knit crowns honoring biology as our destiny. Instead, we propose a different strike, a strike against all forms of gender exclusion, exploitation and domination. A gender strike from below.

DAY OF ACTION – SHUT DOWN ICE!

As feminists, we see the struggle against ICE, against deportations, against borders, imperialism, and nationalism, as deeply intertwined with and crucial to the struggle for gender liberation.

We call upon antagonists to these systems of oppression in the Bay Area to come out for a day of action to shut down ICE and demand the removal of any and all ICE operations from San Francisco and the wider Bay Area. If this is truly to be a sanctuary city, if sanctuary is to be more than an ideal or a convenient phrase, we must act decisively to make the concept a reality.

We call for this as one step toward fighting for a world we can survive and want to live in.

ICE is a direct manifestation of the worst forms of oppression faced by the most vulnerable women, queer and trans folks. Last week, ICE arrested and deported a trans woman on the steps of an El Paso courthouse just after she had filed a protective order against her abusive boyfriend. Aggressive ICE raids have been reported around the country, and in the Bay Area they have shown up at social services agencies such as the WOMEN’S BUILDING, at grocery stores, and at other public places, terrifying the local community and causing people to avoid going to work or to school.

THE FUTURE IS NOT FEMALE, IF IT IS TRULY FEMINIST

Our actions will honor a different feminism, a feminism which refuses to collaborate with elite power brokers, naked capital and imperial interests, opportunists, managers and tepid reformists of every pink stripe.

Our feminism will never opportunistically invoke the hollow praises of “intersectionality” because we actually *live* intersectional violence, on our bodies and in our communities daily.

We must act on our own behalf: we will not be spoken for and co-opted by upwardly mobile, white, establishment “feminists” with designs on appropriating and exploiting our labor, our struggles and our formidable strength.

THE FUTURE IS NOT GENDERED, IF IT IS TRULY REVOLUTIONARY

Ours is a feminism that always fights, uncompromisingly, in defense of all who are oppressed by gender: trans women, undocumented migrants and domestic workers, refugees, black and brown people subjected to daily harassment and murder by police, and all who are situated at the intersection of life and death, surviving so many deadly forms of racialized, feminized and gendered exploitation.

Ours is a feminism that is anti capitalist; that is antifascist; that is against all forms of white supremacy, racism, imperialism, and nationalism; ours is a feminism that must destroy every patriarchal wall or border built between us and *our future*. We proclaim, the future is our total liberation! and nothing less.

AGAINST STATE VIOLENCE AND REPRESSION

Necessarily, our strike will not call upon the police to protect our “safety” because our feminism opposes state violence, absolutely.

Police do not make everyone safer. When women, especially those of color, call the police seeking protection from abusive partners, they are met with violence from the police. When people call the police for help in a mental health crisis, they are met with fatal violence from the police.

We will rally against ALL forms of oppression! Because ALL of these oppressions deepen and contribute to patriarchy, and to all that genders us & subjects us to gendered violence, exclusion, exploitation & oppression.

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