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Oct
16
Mon
Human Rights Forum on Racism @ Omni Commons ballroom
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Mobilization to Submit Reports to the United Nations Regarding Racism and Human Rights Violations

November 20, 2017 is the deadline to submit reports to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). The Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute (MCLI) is reaching out to the community to ensure that all forms of racism by the federal, state, and local governments in the U.S. are included in a report to be submitted by MCLI and allies working in communities experiencing racism at the hands of the government.

With the election of Donald Trump racism in the U.S. has been amplified. The struggle of the Water Protectors at Standing Rock, the “Muslim Ban”, the repeal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the police violence against and mass incarceration of African Americans, harassment and criminalization of immigrant communities, and exploitation of immigrant labor are just some of the forms of racism that the MCLI would like to address in the upcoming report.

MCLI is holding this event to explain the process of holding the U.S. accountable for racism, to include the lived experiences of community members who have experienced racism at the hands of the government as well as social justice organizations working in communities of color, and to seek assistance compiling the report.

MCLI wants this report to be as expansive and comprehensive as possible. The only way we can do this is with community input and assistance. Please come to this event to find out how your experiences can be included and how you can help MCLI compile this report.

There will be a presentation by organizers working with MCLI followed by a Q and A.

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Occupy Forum: Society for the Many
Oct 16 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

OccupyForum presents…
Information, discussion, & community! Monday Night Forum!!

OccupyForum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue
on all sides of these critically important issues!

Society for the Many:
A report-back from the inaugural People’s Congress of Resistance

“Millions of people desire a political revolution against the billionaire class. The interest in socialism has grown rapidly in the last two years. The will to create a more just and equal society, the will to revolution, grows daily. The People’s Congress of Resistance was assembled to give voice and vision to this revolution. What kind of world do we want? What kind of society is worth fighting for?

The question contains its answer. The kind of society worth fighting for is one organized for society’s own good, for the equality and emancipation of the many. It is a society that replaces oppression with self-determination. It is a society that meets people’s needs. It is a society that protects the land, water and well-being of the planet. It is a society where people welcome the future with solidarity and hope. Today the vast wealth produced collectively by the many is in the hands of the very few. Today these few destroy our common planet for their own private profit. Today too many see nothing but misery ahead. If we are to care for our environment and provide for our common lives and futures, what working people have created through their collective labor must become theirs.”

­– ­From the Manifesto

On Sept. 16-17, the People’s Congress of Resistance movement was inaugurated with a mass convening of grassroots organizers and frontline resistors at Howard University. All told, 727 delegates from 38 states and 160 towns and cities came to Washington, D.C., to discuss the People’s Congress of Resistance manifesto “Society for the Many: A Vision for Revolution,” to share organizing experiences to take back home, to express solidarity with each other and to resolve on common projects and actions for the future.

Local activists, Nick Pardee and Michelle Schudel, who traveled to the Inaugural event in Washington D.C. will give a report-back on their experience and what’s next for the People’s Congress of Resistance.

•http://www.congressofresistance.org/inaugural_people_s_congress_of_resistance_draws_together_grassroots_leaders_unified_by_a_revolutionary_vision

•http://www.congressofresistance.org/

•http://www.congressofresistance.org/resolutions_from_the_2017_congress

Time will be allotted for discussion and announcements.

Donations to Occupy Forum to cover costs are encouraged; no one turned away!

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Oct
17
Tue
Medical Aspects of Climate Disruption @ Unitarian Universalist Society of  San Francisco
Oct 17 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Climate activist and oncologist Dr. Jan Kirsch will address the global health effects of climate disruption, including the medical impacts of heat waves and floods, the spread of infectious disease, water and food insecurity, as well as psychological stress.

Dr. Kirsch will also discuss the lethal local effects of fossil fuel extraction, refining, shipment and combustion.  These include respiratory disorders, cancer, neurological effects, heart disease and reproductive toxicity.   “For health’s sake,” she reminds us, “we are all called to be first responders in our actions, locally and globally.”

Dr. Kirsch is a member of the 350 Bay Area Speaker’s Bureau.

First-time guests will enjoy a free meal; others can contribute on a sliding scale from $12 to $15.  Reservations should be made by the preceding Sunday.

RSVP by noon October 15th to pearcesf@comcast.net.

 

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Oct
18
Wed
Justice 4 Kayla Moore! Support the family in court in Oct & Nov! @ Phillip Burton Federal Building,
Oct 18 all-day

***Note: Dates are tentative. Stay tuned to this page for any changes!***

Show up this Oct. & Nov. to support the Moore family as they finally have been granted their days in court, after over four years of seeking a fraction of accountability from the City of Berkeley and BPD.

Stay tuned for more details about each day of court.
www.facebook.com/Justice4KaylaMoore ~ justiceforkaylamoore.wordpress.com ~

WHEN:
Wednesday, October 18 – final pre-trial hearing
Tuesday, November 6 – FIRST DAY OF TRIAL
November 7,8,9,10 – Trials Dates

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About Kayla Moore
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Kayla Moore was a Black trans woman with a mental health disability – schizophrenia – who was born, raised and living in Berkeley. She was a poet and loved to cook, dance and help people – her neighbors, friends and even strangers on the bus.

On Feb. 12, 2013, Kayla was in her home when a friend of hers called 911 to request a mental health wellness check. When officers showed up at Kayla’s door, however, they didn’t offer assistance or support. Instead, they immediately tried to arrest her on a false and unconfirmed warrant, wrestling her onto the ground and restraining her violently until she passed away with six police officers on top of her. Since then, no one involved has seen any consequences.

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About the family’s court case
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In 2016, the Moore family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City and the BPD officers involved. After many delays and attempts by the City to have the suit dropped, the family finally has confirm trial dates: October 23-27, 2017. The lawsuit will center on holding the cops and the city accountable for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to accommodate Kayla’s mental health disability, and, instead, treating her as a criminal because of it. We know that disability is NOT a crime and being a black trans woman is NOT a crime.

The Moore family’s court case could set a major precedent for other cities and police departments by re-affirming that cities and police must comply with the American’s with Disabilities Act when responding to mental health crises.

To the Justice 4 Kayla Moore Coalition, it’s common sense that crisis is not a crime and a militarized police response is not the way that cities should offer “support” to people experiencing mental health crises. The Moore family’s court case is a call to action for Berkeley and all cities: it’s time to build alternative, ADA-compliant crisis responses that truly support and honor Black people, people of color, trans people and queer people with disabilities.

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BAAQMD (Air Quality Management) Board of Directors Meeting @ First Floor Hearing Room
Oct 18 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

At the next Board of Directors meeting, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) will for the first time in many years consider revisions to their permitting process—Rules 2-X.   The Air District’s past record of permitting indicates a bad habit of rubber stamping “stationary source” projects that endanger community health and destabilize the climate.  Can that behavior be reformed?

Unfortunately, BAAQMD is once again using the recent passage of AB 398, the cap and trade extension bill, to argue that they are prohibited from passing any direct regulation of CO2 emissions.  Although the bill specifically restricts Air Districts from taking actions that produce CO2 reductions, BAAQMD legal staff insists that this prevents them from pursuing efforts that would merely prevent future emission increases.

As a result, their proposed improvements to current permitting rules will do nothing to control future CO2 emissions.  Dangerous projects, such as the massive expansion of crude-by-ship into the Phillips 66 marina at the Rodeo refinery, will continue to be rubber stamped.  The “improvements” fail to prevent the increased emissions that will inevitably follow from changes to dirtier, more GHG- and toxics- emitting crude sources.

Staff is using the same interpretation of AB 398 to argue that Rule 12-16, the proposed refinery emissions cap, can no longer be considered.

Please join us on Wednesday, October 18th, to demand permitting rules and refinery emission caps that truly prevent increased future emission of carbon dioxide and toxic co-pollutants.  We must have Rule 12-16 back on the BAAQMD agenda where it  belongs. Talking points will be provided before the meeting.

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Policy Cafe & CA State Legislature Teach-in @ Sustainable Economies Law Center
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

       Anyone can make policy.

Do you have an idea to change your community for the better? Do you have questions about policymaking on a local or state level? Do you want to explore your inner policymaker?

Come get answers, ideas, and strategies from our center’s staff, experienced attorneys and policymakers!

This is a two-part event (You can come to both, or either!)

  1. From 5:00PM – 6:00 PM, there will be a teach-in on navigating the CA State Legislature! You’ll learn about the process of organizing a CA legislative campaign, how to work with legislators and their staff, how laws get written and amended, how to research California statutes, and some tips and strategies for success in state-level policy advocacy.You’ll hear anecdotes from our staff, Christina Oatfield and Cameron Rhudy, about their years of adventures in and around our state capitol.
  2. From 6:00PM to 7:30PM, we’ll be hosting a Policy Cafe and offering individualized consultations for folks who want to discuss their specific ideas and get advice on questions such as:
  • What are the next steps after I have come up with my policy idea?
  • How do I draft a policy proposal?
  • How do I approach council members, county supervisors, or other legislators about my idea?
  • How do I navigate the legislative process?
  • In what ways can my nonprofit participate in policy advocacy?

The Policy Cafe will provide direct support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies through policymaking and is part of our Transformative Policymakers project. It’s modeled after our Resilient Communities Legal Cafe, which provides donation-based legal advice for the community.

For questions, please contact our Director of Community Engagement, Eunice Kwon, at eunice@theselc.org.

DATE: Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

TIME: 5:00PM – 7:30PM.

LOCATION: Sustainable Economies Law Center, 1428 Franklin St. Oakland, CA 94612.

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Police Brutality & Surveillance in the Online Era @ ACLU of Northern CA
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us at the ACLU office in San Francisco for a Human Rights Happy Hour and discussion on police brutality and surveillance in communities of color. We’ll hear from these inspiring speakers on the grave problems of excessive use of force and discrimination in policing, the challenges of data collection, and the role of technology and media as tools of both advocacy and repression.

Confirmed speakers

  • Malkia Cyril, Executive Director, Center for Media Justice
  • Kristian Lum, Lead Statistician, Human Rights Data Analysis Group
  • DeRay Mckessson, Civil rights activist, organizer, and educator
  • Diana Tate Vermeire, Racial Justice Initiative Director, ACLU of Northern CA

Cost: Free

RSVP is required. Reserve your spot today.

The panel discussion will begin at 6 p.m. You are invited to mingle and connect with fellow human rights advocates before and after the panel. Wine and light appetizers will be served. Download or share the event flyer.

This event is organized by the International Justice Resource Center and is co-sponsored by the ACLU of Northern California, Human Rights Data Analysis Group, Human Rights Watch, Asylum Access, Amnesty International USA, the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley Law, and Center for Justice & Accountability.

Location :
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Stop the Draft! Now!: remembering Oakland’s Stop the Draft protests @ Oakland Main Library
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Vietnam Protest

The Oakland History Room in association with the California Historical Society will observe the 50th anniversary of the Stop the Draft protests of the Vietnam era with historian Charles Wollenberg and members of the Oakland Seven. This program is part of the Oakland Public Library’s Fall History Series.

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Migration, Displacement, Hope: Refugee Stories – Film Shorts. @ New Parkway Theater
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

AFF presents: Migration, displacement, hope: Refugee Stories (special program) This year we received multiple submissions from filmmakers from around the globe documenting stories of displacement. From the gut-wrenching to the experimental to the hopeful, we are honored to share these stories with you. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the International Rescue Committee (IRC). IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster, struggling to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

Far from a one-size-fits-all marking of “experience” so often depicted on Western media outlets when it comes to the plight of the refugee, this program of 5 powerful short documentaries spotlight the multitude of hues that should be considered when discussions of the refugee experience are had. From the Yarmouk and Ain El-Hilweh camps, to the streets of Berlin: Refugee Stories shows what it takes to hold onto one’s dreams amidst devastating circumstances.

The shorts include the following:

Here You Are (2017)

Tyma Hezam

USA/Syria, 5 minutes

Engages the post-traumatic stress experienced by refugees after their arrival to their destination.

The Pianist of Yarmouk (2017)

Vikram Ahluwalia

Syria/Palestine/Germany, 14 minutes

Meet Aeham: a classically-trained musician attempting to escape the war in Syria for safety in Europe.

After the Spring (2017)

Mathilde Babo

Germany/Syria/France, 4 minutes

On the streets of Berlin, Ahmad recounts the early days of the Syrian revolution.

A Man Returned (2016)

Mahdi Fleifel

Lebanon/Palestine, 30 minutes

Reda is 26 years old. His dreams of escaping the Palestinian refugee camp Ain El-Hilweh in Lebanon ended in failure after three years trapped in Greece. He returned with a drug addiction to life in a camp torn apart by internal strife and the encroachment of war from Syria. Against all odds he decides to marry his childhood sweetheart; a love story, bittersweet. Winner of the Silver Bear Jury Prize (short film) at the 2016 Berlinale.

Through My Eyes: Hani’s Journey (2017)

Zahra Mackaoui

Lebanon/Syria/Canada, 30 minutes

Follows the journey of blind Syrian refugee Hani Al Moliya from the camps in Lebanon to Canada. Told through his photos, it is a story of triumph against adversity, set against the backdrop of the Syrian war.

After the program there will be a panel discussion with members of the International Rescue Committee.

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Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Monthly APTP meeting, held on every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

– Strategize on addressing proposed changes to the BART police use of force policy.
– Find out ways you can use your talents and resources to support APTP and get involved with the work, including how to join various committees such as the Black Leadership Committee, First Responders, Action, Policy, Media, and Security committees.
– Find out more about the #DefundOPD campaign.

The Anti Police-Terror Project is a project of the ONYX ORGANIZING COMMITTEE that in coalition with other organizations, like Idriss Stelley Foundation, Community READY Corps and Workers World Party – Bay Area, is working to develop a replicable and sustainable model to end police terrorism in this country.

We are led by the most impacted communities but are a multi-racial, mutil-generational coalition.

For the July meeting:

There will be report backs on some of our recent actions including the Defund OPD campaign around the city budget process, including our shutdown of the Council budget meeting. You’ll also hear about our action to protest the promotion of rapist OPD Cops at their “secret” promotions ceremony.

We’d also love to have you get involved with APTP on a regular basis, by joining one of our committees. We will have committee breakouts as part of Wednesday’s meeting, so you can learn about what the different committees do. We know you all have lots of ideas and talent, so please contribute to further APTP’s on-going work.

Some of the committees include:
– Black Leadership
– First Responders
– Action
– Comms/Media
– Policy
– Security
– Fundraising

See you all on Wednesday!

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Oct
19
Thu
Single-Payer Social – DSA @ Moxy
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Canvassing door to door isn’t the only way to meet people interested in joining the fight for a healthcare system free from capitalism. Each district canvassing group also organizes a monthly happy hour.

Come out to Moxy in South Berkeley to meet with people in these districts and talk about single-payer over a beer or some food.

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Beyond #Resistance: Building Towards Socialism in the Trump Era @ Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

As the Trump years begin, socialists are coming to the realization that #Resistance is not enough.

Join the Cal Working Group of the East Bay DSA for a panel discussion on how socialists can organize for transformative demands that raise the expectations of working-class people.

Resisting budget cuts and militarization is crucial, but playing defense won’t work unless it’s linked to a forward-looking agenda for social transformation. Socialists have the opportunity to lead the charge for demands like Medicare for All, free college, universal childcare, higher minimum wages, and increased investment in social housing.

We are living in a unique and challenging political context, and socialists must be proactive in demanding a livable and equitable world!

Speakers from East Bay DSA include

  • Ahmed Kanna
  • Mary Virginia Watson
  • Liz Fox
  • Megan Svoboda
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Omni Commons General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come by our open Delegates Meetings every First and Third Thursday of the month at 7pm! We’ll give space to brief announcements, updates from working groups, proposals up for consensus, and discussion around important issues. The schedule is created weekly at the following url: https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom

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“What Donald Trump is Doing To You!” @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents:

Advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006
or Books Inc/Berkeley,  Pegasus (3 stores), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s

The culmination of 30 years of reporting on Donald Trump, The Making of Donald Trump is the recent New York Times’ bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston.

Now, in “What Donald Trump Is Doing to You,” the author takes a uniquely close look at the mogul’s rise to the presidency. He reveals the stunning facts and  disclosures of what Trump has actually done with all of the ultimate power conferred upon him. We’re shown an entirely new and complex breed of public figure— a man of astonishing media savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, sheer clout, and profoundly disturbing responses.  His career has been persistently plagued by legal troubles and mounting controversies, from the origins of his family’s fortune to his own too-big-to-fail business empire; from his education and early career through that whirlwind presidential bid.  Love him or hate him, Trump’s massive influence is undeniable.

Drawing on decades of interviews, financial records, court documents, and public statements, David Cay Johnston, who has covered Trump longer and more closely than any other journalist working today, gives us the most in-depth look yet at the man who has shocked the world over and over again with disquieting acts and impulsive tweets.

Brian Edwards-Tiekert is the founder and co-host of UpFront, the morning drive-time public affairs program on KPFA Radio, airing through northern and central California. He started his work in media helping to set up the Independent Media Center in Chiapas, Mexico, where he also did human rights work. For two years, he ran a nationwide support program for progressive publications at colleges and universities. He started at KPFA as a beat reporter covering environmental justice issues, during which time he served as a network correspondent during international climate negotiations, produced live national broadcasts covering elections and political conventions, and established a long-form journalism training program inside KPFA. In 2016, he was awarded a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University, where he explored the future of audio journalism that serves local communities.

KPFA benefit

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Oct
21
Sat
Waffles & Zapatistas @ Omni Commons
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Waffles & Zapatismo Classes – The next 2 classes on Zapatismo are scheduled for September 23 and October 21, 2017.

Sept 23rd is the fifth in a series of classes and discussions that include Zapatista history, projects and thinking. This fifth class will focus on the EZLN’s re-emergence on December 21, 2012  and its subsequent re-statement of the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle, the EZLN’s current political analysis.

We’ll also discuss the Escuelitas zapatistas (Little Zapatista Schools), the murder of Compañero Galeano, the “death” of SCI Marcos and his rebirth as SCI Galeano. Classes are free and open to all those interested in learning about the Zapatista movement, which governs its own territory through an anti-capitalist government parallel to that of the Mexican State.

We’ll be serving waffles and Zapatista coffee. Classes are held downstairs

Chiapas Support Committee/Comité de Apoyo a Chiapas
P.O. Box 3421, Oakland, CA  94609

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Single-Payer Canvass, South Berkeley – DSA @ RSVP for address
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

RSVP for address

The campaign for single-payer healthcare is gaining momentum, but we still have a lot of work to do. Only by going door-to-door in every neighborhood in every district can we build a movement large enough to overwhelm the money that the private insurance companies will throw against it.

By talking to our neighbors about how joining the campaign for single-payer healthcare can benefit them and the people they know, we also strengthen our capacity to articulate the daily anxieties and traumas inflicted on all of us by capitalism into a socialist agenda to dismantle the perverse system of capitalism.

If you that sounds like the kind of structure you want to help build, come out to one of our district canvassing events. You can be an experienced canvasser or totally new to canvassing. Training, lunch, and materials will be provided.

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Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Paris Baguette
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it.

Come get connected with SDBA’s projects!
  • Presenting debt and inequality related topics at forums, workshops and in radio productions
  • Promoting single-payer / Medicare for All to end the plague of medical debt
  • money bail reform and fighting modern day debtors’ prisons and exploitative ticketing and fining schemes
  • Working on debarring US Banks that have been convicted of felonies from municipal contracts, and divesting from the Wall St. banks
  • Tiny Homes and other solutions for the homeless.
  • Student debt resistance. Check out the Debt Collective, our sister organization
  • helping out America’s only non-profit check-cashing organization and fighting against usurious for-profit pay-day lenders and their ilk
  • Promoting the concept of Basic Income
  • Advocating for Postal banking
  • Organizing for public banking in Oakland! We made the first steps happen… now there’s a spinoff group
  • Bring your own debt-related project!

If you are new to Strike Debt and want to come early, meet one or two of us and get a briefing on our projects before we dive into our agenda, email us at strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com .

 Also check out our website, our twitter feed, our radio segments and our Facebook page. Take a look at our Public Banking website, Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland.
Strike Debt Bay Area is an offshoot of Occupy Oakland and Strike Debt, itself an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street.

Strike Debt – Principles of Solidarity

Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it.

We also oppose debt because it is an instrument of exploitation and political domination. Debt is used to discipline us, deepen existing inequalities, and reinforce racial, gendered, and other social hierarchies. Every Strike Debt action is designed to weaken the institutions that seek to divide us and benefit from our division. As an alternative to this predatory system, Strike Debt advocates a just and sustainable economy, based on mutual aid, common goods, and public affluence.

Strike Debt is committed to the principles and tactics of political autonomy, direct democracy, direct action, creative openness, a culture of solidarity, and commitment to anti-oppressive language and conduct. We struggle for a world without racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and all forms of oppression.

Strike Debt holds that we are all debtors, whether or not we have personal loan agreements. Through the manipulation of sovereign and municipal debt, the costs of speculator-driven crises are passed on to all of us. Though different kinds of debt can affect the same household, they are all interconnected, and so all household debtors have a common interest in resisting.

Strike Debt engages in public education about the debt-system to counteract the self-serving myth that finance is too complicated for laypersons to understand. In particular, it urges direct action as a way of stopping the damage caused by the creditor class and their enablers among elected government officials. Direct action empowers those who participate in challenging the debt-system.

Strike Debt holds that we owe the financial institutions nothing, whereas, to our friends, families and communities, we owe everything. In pursuing a long-term strategy for national organizing around this principle, we pledge international solidarity with the growing global movement against debt and austerity.

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Support Black Trans Liberation! – House Party!
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Support Black Trans Liberation! SURJ Queer and Trans Committee House Party to Benefit TGIJP

Save the Date! The Queer and Trans Committee of SURJ Bay Area is throwing a party, and you’re invited!

Please join us in eating, drinking, and dancing to support TGI Justice Project. We’ll be celebrating and fundraising to support the critical work TGI Justice Project does to make our communities safer for transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex folks of color. We’ll also be discussing what white folks can do to be in solidarity with Black Trans Liberation — and how important it is for us as white people to move our resources and make reparations to support this work — so invite your friends!

Please RSVP here: http://www.surjbayarea.org/qt_houseparty

Can’t make it? Please donate here: http://www.tgijp.org/donate.html

More details to come! Please email queertrans@surjbayarea.org with accessibility questions.

Read more about TGI Justice Project’s work here: http://www.tgijp.org/

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Oct
22
Sun
The Ecology Center Fall Film Series: Princess Mononoke @ Ecology Center
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

We are excited to announce our Fall Film Series at the Ecology Center! In an effort to open up our space to the community, while providing an accessible format for fostering discussions around the various climate issues we cover, we will be hosting free monthly screenings of select films at our Ecology Center store.

Check out a new film, or one of your favorites, with other members of the community for a fun-filled and family-friendly evening. All screenings are free and open to the public (and include free popcorn!).


Princess Mononoke (1997)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Rated PG-13
Runtime: 2:13

Kicking off the Ecology Center film series is Princess Mononoke, from legendary Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli team. This A classic animated film that explores the relationship between human activity and the environment through heavy symbolism to highlight the need for sustainable practices and greater consideration of the environment in day-to-day life. Miyazaki crafts a captivating tale of man vs. nature, where the exploitation of natural resources leads to the manifestation of deadly beasts that threaten an all out war between a mining village and the creatures of the forest.

Themes: Sustainability

Preview Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OiMOHRDs14

Future Showings and Event Links:

October 22nd: Chasing Ice

November 19th: King Corn

December 17th: Wall-E

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 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 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (In prior years we have agreed to meet at 3:00 PM during winter hours, that is, once Daylight Savings Time ends).

On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 3 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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