Calendar

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Aug
27
Sat
Xican@ Moratorium Day @ San Antonio Park
Aug 27 @ 5:00 am – 7:00 pm

Join us for another year of commemorating one of the largest historical anti war protest to come out of the Chicano movement – August 29th, 1970.

Join us as we honor the largest anti war protest ever to take place in the 1970’s against the Vietnam War. Thousands of community members gathered to peaceful protest against the large amount of RAZA that was put in the front lines during the War in Vietnam.
Now in 2016 We gather to call an end to the War on our Black Brothers and Sisters here in the U.S. by militarized state forces who are shamelessly and indiscriminately assassinating even children and hiding behind a badge, the same badge that has excused the killings of Brown and Native Lives and later criminalizing them.  We are demanding an end to a war on our migrant community and an end on communities who are being displaced from their homes in Oakland, San Francisco, Richmond and other cities alike and being forced into homelessness and then criminalized and dehumanized.  And we are calling an end to the same state forces killing our brothers and sisters in Palestine, Philippines, Oaxaca and other Third World Communities fighting for self determination.

Join Us! For our 37th Annual Xicana Moratorium Day, August 28th @ San Antonio Park from sunrise to late afternnon. Join us, in commnity as we celebrate, eat, dance, shop, learn, and enjoy a beautiful day in Oakland! United For Justice, The Struggle Continues for Human Rights! #nodrama#nodrugs #nohipsters

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Living and Fighting: Communes, Contestation, and Camaraderie from France to Brazil @ Omni Commons
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A review of anarchist tactics and practice from Canada (Kingston, Ontario), France (Paris, the ZAD, Nantes) and Brazil (São Paulo).

El Errante (who has traveled and written recently about their trip to Rojava) and Erwin will discuss their most recent travels through North America, the Northern European continent and South America. Topics will include reviews of pre insurrectionary organizational forms known as collectives, cooperatives, occupations or the more generic, communes.

Of interest in the discussion of these organizations includes the dialectic of structure versus structurelessness, decision-making processes, participant responsibilities, induction and orientation of new communards, and characteristics specific to each social and environmental milieux from which they arise.

The various types of contestation that were observed will be described; street actions, props, weapons, personal gear, resource acquisition and allocation, manipulation of space for security, tactical considerations, and recruitment and training of fighters and militia. Particular attention will be paid to the tactical innovations of the French milieu known alternately as the appellistes, the Invisible Committee or the Tiqqunists. While their theoretical material is a tangle, much of their practical work has proven extremely effective and should be studied and perhaps utilized by North American anarchists.

Finally, principles and mechanisms of camaraderie, engagement and discourse were observed and the impact of these less belligerent activities have also shown to be effective in communicating basic ideas of anarchism to unaffiliated radicals, and folks looking for political ideas that make sense to the individual, a philosophy that that fits. No small task in an age where most democratic political forms produce in intelligent individuals only disgust and loathing.

Please bring a donation to help the OMNI Commons pay their rent. Will feature slides and music and will be followed by a Q and A.

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Aug
28
Sun
Sunflower Alliance General Assembly: Fighting Fracking @ Richmond Progress Alliance HQ
Aug 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a discussion with Ella Teevan, Northern California organizer for Food and Water Watch, about successes and challenges of the anti-fracking movement in California. Plus updates on our campaigns. We need your participation and your voice

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Open Circle ~ Families Fighting for Justice @ Omni Commons
Aug 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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Lesser of Two Evils – Do We Have To Live With That? @ Workers World - intercom at bldg entrance to buzz in
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us to discuss:
What role can elections play in the revolutionary movement?
What does it mean to vote in the streets?
What about Sanders’ new group “Our Revolution”?

Refreshments will be served. Wheelchair accessible.

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 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 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.  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 four 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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Aug
29
Mon
Berkeley Copwatch General Meeting @ Grassroots House
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Berkeley Copwatch‘s Goals:
1) Reduce police violence by directly observing the police on the street, documenting incidents and keeping police accountable. We maintain principles of non-violence while asserting the rights of the detained person. We provide support to victims whenever possible. We also seek to educate the public about their rights, police conduct in the community and issues related to the role of police in our society.

2) Empower and unite the community to resist police abuse. We will do this by sharing information with the community, conducting “Know Your Rights” trainings, sponsoring rallies, supporting victims and other community based efforts to deal with the problem.

3) Encourage people to solve problems WITHOUT police intervention. We want to explore alternatives to calling the police.

4) Most importantly, we encourage people to exercise their right to observe the police and to advocate for one another.

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Justice 4 Kayla Moore Organizing Meeting @ Grassroots House
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Newcomers welcome!

We need your voice!

The Moore family’s fall 2016 court date is fast approaching! Sign up here to receive an announcement when the court date is officially assigned. In the meantime, the Justice 4 Kayla campaign has outlined four demands for the City of Berkeley, the BPD and the broader community:

  • Justice for Kayla Moore! Honor her memory, tell her story, #SayHerName.
  • Hold the City of Berkeley and Berkeley police accountable for killing Kayla Moore.
  • Police must not be first responders to mental health crises.
  • End the BPD’s violent attacks, criminalization and profiling of people who are Black, Brown, disabled and/or trans.

Please read, share and endorse the full text of the demands HERE. Are you part of a community group that wants to become an organizational endorser? Endorse the demands using the same online form and we’ll contact you with more info.

We won’t let Berkeley, the Bay Area and the world beyond forget Kayla!

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Aug
30
Tue
APTP First Responders Training @ Siegel & Yee, 3rd floor
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Aug
31
Wed
Codepink’s Weekly Peace Vigil @ on the steps in front of Senator Diane Feinstein's office
Aug 31 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

 

JOIN CODEPINK, WORLD CAN’T WAIT, OCCUPYSF Action Council and others at the huge PEACE banner

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East Bay Homes Not Jails @ Omni Commons
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open as many homes as possible…
Hold them as long as possible…

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Sudo Room Weekly Party @ Omni Commons Sudo room
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our weekly PARTY to get this hackerspace together, to provide a venue for those things that otherwise cannot be worked out through day-to-day practice.

Potluck! – bring your own tasty dish!

Sudo room, located in the southwast corner of the ground floor, is a creative community and hackerspace. We offer tools and project space for a wide range of activities: electronics, sewing/crafting, 3D and 2D manufacturing, coding, and good old-fashioned co-learning!

Hours: The space is open whenever a member is present. Come visit! Best times to drop in are evenings between 7 and 9pm. See the calendar for recurring meetups and upcoming events: https://sudoroom.org/calendar

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Sep
1
Thu
Film Screening: A Place At The Table @ Berkeley Fellowship Unitarian Universalists' Hall
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Film Screening, Panel, and Potluck

Join us for a screening of the eye-opening film: A Place at the Table. After the film, we’ll hear from a panel of people working in the realm of food waste, hunger awareness, and the issues around nourishing our communities with good quality food.

Presented by Transition Berkeley, Slow Food East Bay, BFUU, Social Justice Committee, and the Ecology Center.
We hope to see you there. Please bring a potluck dish to share. For more details, and to RSVP visit our website here.

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Film screening & discussion: WILLIAM KUNSTLER: DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE @ Revolution Books
Sep 1 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Film screening & discussion hosted by notorious flag burner Joey Johnson
WILLIAM KUNSTLER: DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE

Filmmakers Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler explore the life of their father, the late, great radical civil rights lawyer. Kunstler defended the Black Panther Party, the American Indian Movement, and was called on by prisoners to negotiate for them during the Attica uprising of 1971. In 1989 William Kunstler successfully argued the case of Texas v. Johnson before the US Supreme Court and in a landmark decision won the right to burn a flag in protest. Joey Johnson, a revolutionary, who was represented by Kunstler after burning the American flag at the 1984 RNC, and who is now, along with 16 others in the Revolution Club, facing trumped up charges for exercising this right (of burning the flag) at the 2016 Republican National Convention will host the screening and discussion after the film.

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Sep
3
Sat
Suds, Snacks and Socialism: A World to Win- The Labor Movement Today @ Starry Plough POub
Sep 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

In our of Labor Day, we will explore some labor struggles which are transforming out world. Confirmed speakers include Steve Early, Roger Wilkins, Vince Edwards, and Alborz Ghandehari.

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Sep
4
Sun
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Sep 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 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 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.  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 four 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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Sep
6
Tue
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Neibyl Proctor Library
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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.

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Sep
7
Wed
East Bay Homes Not Jails @ Omni Commons
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open as many homes as possible…
Hold them as long as possible…

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Sudo Room Weekly Party @ Omni Commons Sudo room
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our weekly PARTY to get this hackerspace together, to provide a venue for those things that otherwise cannot be worked out through day-to-day practice.

Potluck! – bring your own tasty dish!

Sudo room, located in the southwast corner of the ground floor, is a creative community and hackerspace. We offer tools and project space for a wide range of activities: electronics, sewing/crafting, 3D and 2D manufacturing, coding, and good old-fashioned co-learning!

Hours: The space is open whenever a member is present. Come visit! Best times to drop in are evenings between 7 and 9pm. See the calendar for recurring meetups and upcoming events: https://sudoroom.org/calendar

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Sep
9
Fri
2016 National Conference by Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People & Family Movement
Sep 9 all-day

Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted Peoples & Families Movement

National Conference 2016

September 9-10, 2016 – Friday, September 9, 2016 at 9:00 AM  Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 5:30 PM (PDT)
Oakland, California

We are at very unique moment in our struggle. The public discourse is filled with talk about ending mass incarceration by elected officials, academics, correctional officials, and funders. We are organizing this conference to specifically strengthen the voices of formerly incarcerated people and our families and to ensure that our ideas are included in the discourse. As the Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People & Families Movement, we have made real progress since our first meeting in Selma in 2011.  As a movement, we need the opportunity to collectively discuss the progress that we have made. We also need the opportunity and space to determine where we should be going during the next Presidential Administration. In the past year, we have conducted several regional meetings where we presented expert panels of formerly incarcerated people and our family members. This National Conference will be an opportunity to explore our best practices and see what is being done across the country. We strongly encourage you join us for networking, sharing of resources, tabling and organizing opportunities, and we guarantee that you will meet some of the most interesting activists and people from our community.

We are also encouraging service providers, allies, foundations, and government officials to attend: this is a space in which formerly incarcerated people will be speaking in our own voices,sharing the wisdom and practical knowledge we’ve gained as activists and organizers over many years following incarceration, and discussing how best we can restore our rights and fully rejoin our communities.

Formerly Incarcerated People have elected to collectively and heavily invest in the conference. We have reserved the Oakland Airport Hilton Hotel and we have set aside resources to provided scholarship support to formerly incarcerated people and their families. We must once again pose the critical question we first raised at Selma when organizing the next conference: “Will You Be There?”

FICPFM is a group of national organizations comprised of & led by formerly incarcerated people dedicated to ending mass incarceration, restoring our rights, & removing the barriers to employment, housing, & education.

A limited number of Registration Scholarships are available to formerly incarcerated people and/or family members. To apply please submit this short application & an organizer will contact you soon.
Those who qualify will receive a CODE for a Scholarship ticket.

 

 

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