Black Panther Leader Kathleen Cleaver Speaks @ Merritt College, R-110
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Black Panthers, Pop Art and the Sixties @ 142 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Occupy Forum: Report from The Homeless People’s Popular Assembly @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, across from 16th St. BART
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OccupyForum presents…


Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

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

Report from The Homeless People’s Popular Assembly



The Homeless People’s Popular Assembly (HPPA) is a gathering of the homeless, formerly homeless, and their supporters for self-determination to create solutions for encampments.

Strategies involve:

• Collectively develop a political analysis of the current homeless crisis and the systemic root causes of homelessness,

• Come up with visions of the life we want and create plans to get there (consider short, medium,and long-term demands as appropriate),

• Create and coordinate related collective actions, campaigns, and strategic movement agendas.

We will report on our efforts re: establishing the Homeless People’s Popular Assembly. Additionally we will speak about props R&Q, two anti-homeless measures on the November ballot.

Bilal Mafundi Ali is a longtime organizer/activist with over 30 years experience living and organizing in oppressed communities in Los Angeles. Bilal became involved in the Black Liberation Movement as a teen in Los Angeles as a member of the Black Student Union, organized by the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party Self-Defense.

Throughout the 90’s Bilal served as the program coordinator for the Coalition Against Police Abuse (CAPA) in Los Angeles. CAPA was started by former members of the BPP, who continue to carry out work against police misconduct. Through his involvement with CAPA, Bilal was imprisoned for six years.

In the 2000s Bilal’s worked and lived in the Skid Row area in Downtown Los Angles as lead organizer with the Los Angeles Coalition Action Network (LACAN) and Coalition L.A. organizing those living in skid row to confront the social-economic policies that give rise to poverty and homelessness, along with organizing resistance against gentrification of the West lake / MacArthur area.

Since moving to San Francisco in 2014, Bilal has been involved with the Coalition On Homelessness, as a Human Rights Advocate and organizer. His current activities with the COH includes establishing the Homeless People’s Speakers Bureau, the Homeless People’s Popular Assembly, and building the campaign against Props R&Q. Bilal is also a board member of the Idriss Stelley Foundation. Bilal serves as the co-coordinator of the

Peoples Commission for Justice Campaign.

Kelly Cutler of the Coalition On Homelessness will also be speaking about Propositions Q & R and our organizing to defeat both these ballot measures. Both anti-homeless ballot measures legislation will be on the November ballot.



Class: Structures of Radicalization @ Omni Commons
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

An invitation to a class on the

Structures of Racialization

At the Bay Area Public School

A free university in the Omni Commons

When the English first got to Virginia, in the early 1600s, they didn’t see themselves as “white.” It took a century for their colonialism to produce the concepts of race and white supremacy.

We’ve been fighting racism, white privilege, white supremacy, and institutional racism since then. And still, a Trump can come along with his “dogwhistle” politics, and get an instant white following at varying degrees of frenzy. Today even the most liberal cities cannot stop police racial profiling  – while thee illiberal ones officiate over “stop and frisk.”

Ø                 What are we missing?

Ø                 If racism is just a “divide and rule” strategy, why has it always worked so well? Why does it still work so well?

Ø                 How is it that new groups, like immigrants and Muslims, can be continually targetted for racial assault (victim de jour)?

Ø                 If race is a social construct, what is the structure that has been constructed?

Ø                 Is it an economic structure? A cultural structure? What?

Ø                 How deep culturally does it reside in this country?

Ø                 Is “race” a noun or a verb?

This class will look at the the structures of policing today, of segregation yesterday, and of colonization and slavery the day before that. If the “modern concept of race” was constructed socially at a particular moment, does that imply an ending we can programmatize?

This class will be mostly discussion and dialogue. We will have to address our prejudices about prejudice in order to get to the issues of structure. There will be non-mandatory readings on line for the class. It will also be open to other texts that class members wish to propose.

Facilitator:         Steve Martinot

Stand Against Juvenile Fines and Fees @ Room 107
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Black Panthers, Pop Art and the Sixties @ 240 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley
Oct 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us to fight for a livable wage for all Bay Area workers! We collaborate in principled reflection and action on what the Bay Area livable wage would be and where we are at on the right to a livable wage.

The Oakland Livable Wage Assembly builds Community and Power among those who seek higher wages and better work life conditions for area workers.

Our work together encompasses:

(1) The concerns of precarious, care and contingent workers,
(2) Campaigns to improve wages for low wage workers, and
(3) Efforts by unionized workers and unions to improve wages and quality of work life.

We share stories and information in an egalitarian and participatory way to build relationships and build the movement.

Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:00 PM at the SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall, 436 14th Street #200, Oakland, CA

Please love and support one another ~ We have a duty to fight ~ We have a duty to win!

Since 1978




Two Anti-Fracking Films @ New Parkway
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the Oakland Institute for two short films, focused on fracking and its resistance here in California. Dear Governor Brown looks at the contradictions of Gov. Jerry Brown—the “greenest” governor in the US (?), who’s encouraging the growth of fracking in California. The film also explores fracking in our state. Faith Against Fracking looks at the role of faith leaders from multiple backgrounds in forming alliances and contributing to the struggle to end fracking.

Following the film, join the Oakland Institute’s Policy Analyst Elizabeth Fraser, along with Shannon Biggs of Movement Rights and David Braun of Americans Against Fracking for a discussion about the incredible and important work happening here in California to ban fracking once and for all.


Film Screening: The Brainwashing Of My Dad @ Ninth Street Independent Film Center
Oct 25 @ 8:45 pm – 10:30 pm

A one-time screening of The Brainwashing Of My Dad, a documentary by filmmaker Jen Senko about her Democratic dad and his slide into the world of hard right-wing media indoctrination. The film merges the personal story of her family with a look at the right-wing media machine and the sad state of the mainstream media – and could not be more timely in the middle of most bizarre election cycle in American history.

Featuring interviews with Noam Chomsky, David Brock, Jeff Cohen, George Lakoff, Claire Conner, Frank Luntz and narrated by actor Matthew Modine with animations by Bill Plympton. Executive producer Ryan Smith will answer questions after this special screening at the United Nations Association Documentary Festival.

A strong audience showing will demonstrate interest in the state of the media and build support for more film-making about our communications system.

Buy Tickets

Down With Wells Fargo: Press Conference and Rally @ Wells Fargo World Corporate Headquarters
Oct 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Jail The Bankers At Wells Fargo

Fellow Occupiers: Does the absence of real consequences for Wells Fargo – when caught in the act make you feel “tents”??

Wells Fargo, one of OccupySF’s favorite Bankster targets, is just waiting for our response to its massive criminal enterprise.

They Are Not Too Big To Nail!
Expropriate the Bank and Make It A Public Bank
For working people
and the public, and not the profiteers

The massive criminal enterprise of Wells Fargo Executives and owners to bully workers to illegally open up accounts  for  their customers, and then bilk them of fees, has been exposed in hearings,
yet the US Justice Department refuses to file criminal charges. Coercing workers to commit criminal fraud is a crime that could not only be prosecuted by the US Justice Department but Attorney General Kamala Harris and District Attorney Gascon, yet all these enforcement officials are conspicuously MIA.

At the same time US Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Federal OSHA chief David
Michaels refused to investigate complaints about retaliation against Wells Fargo workers who refused to violate the banking laws and illegally open accounts. They went to OSHA and the
Department of Labor and the managers refused to allow investigation and prosecutions, and/or referrals to other agencies for prosecution. This was a further example that these government agencies, which are supposed to protect workers and the public, have been captured by the companies like Wells Fargo which they are supposed to regulate.

Former US attorney general Eric Holder said that some companies are too big to nail and apparently that applies to Wells Fargo which is the 4th largest bank in the United States. At the same time the State of California, as well as other governments around the state, has broken financial ties to Wells Fargo, yet Mayor Ed Lee, the SF Supervisors and the San Francisco Pension Board continue to do business with Wells Fargo bank despite it’s criminal activity.

The people of San Francisco and California deserve a public bank run by working people and the community. The bank should be seized, the executives jailed and it should be made a public bank that will work for the people and not profits for the billionaires.


Initial Sponsor
United Public Workers For Action
For more information (415)282-1908


Defend Anti-Fascist Teacher Yvette Felarca – Community Organizing Meeting @ North Branch - Berkeley Public Library
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm

Defend Anti-Fascist Teacher Yvette Felarca!

Community Organizing Meeting
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

North Branch – Berkeley Public Library
1170 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA


Protest and Speak-Out at School Board Meeting
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
6:30pm Rally outside

2020 Bonar Street (at University), Berkeley California
7:30pm Speak out inside (fill out speakers cards before)
1231 Addison Street (around the corner from 2020 Bonar)

Berkeley School Board Persecutes Teacher For Helping Stop Neo-Nazis:
Stop the Witch Hunt Against Yvette Felarca and Interrogation of Her Students!

Anti-fascist activist and teacher Yvette Felarca has been removed from her classroom at Martin Luther King Jr Middle School in Berkeley, California, for helping stop a neo-Nazi recruitment rally on the steps of the state capitol in Sacramento this summer.

After Ms. Felarca was stabbed and beaten by the fascists, terror threats were made against her and the school if she’s not fired. Instead of defending the entire community, including Ms. Felarca, the school district is capitulating to the neo-Nazis’ demands by taking disciplinary measures against her and removing her from her job.

Prior to being put on administrative leave on September 21 the school district reached back into her bank account after depositing her wages, and took them back out, suddenly challenging previously approved sick days and leaves already taken.

Since then, both current and former students have been pulled out of class and interrogated about her, without their parents’ informed consent, targeting immigrant and limited english speaking families in particular.

Ms. Felarca has been teaching ELD (English as a Second Language) and Humanities at King Middle School for a decade. She is a member of the Executive Board of her union, the Berkeley Federation of Teachers (BFT), and is a founding member of the Equal Opportunity Now/By Any Means Necessary (EON/BAMN) Caucus, an organization working on civil rights issues.

The actions against Ms. Felarca are directly counter to the Berkeley school district’s historic embrace of the fight against racism and fascism. Three district schools are named after civil rights leaders – Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, and Malcolm X, and Berkeley was one of the very first school districts to voluntarily desegregate.

Students from all grade levels – elementary, middle, and high school, as well as parents, fellow teachers from Berkeley and Oakland, and a diverse range of community members have been rallying in defense of Ms. Felarca. Please join us in speaking out:
Come to the school board on November 2, write to the board members, and encourage your unions, collectives, and congregations to speak out and write letters and resolutions in solidarity with Yvette Felarca.
Demand that she be reinstated immediately, repaid her full wages, and the harassment of her and her students be stopped!
Write to:,,


Defend Yvette Felarca! Non-sectarian defense of all anti-fascists!

An injury to one is an injury to all!

More Details and Background:

Grievance of Yvette Felarca:

Press conference with Yvette Felarca and her lawyer, September 28:

September 21 school board meeting, public comments by Yvette Felarca, her students who demonstrated how she helped empower them, parents who praised her teaching style and expressed concern about recent racist activities in the schools, fellow workers who wondered about the implications of the district’s actions for other teachers, and community members who told personal stories about fascism in their own lives:

October 5 rally outside the school board meeting, and public comments inside by more students, parents, teachers, and community members speaking in defense of Ms. Felarca. When board members refused to disclose their personal positions on whether she should continue to teach, and instead scurried off into a second, unagendized “closed session”, the community held its own meeting in the board room, with many more speaking out:

October 19 school board meeting, more public comments in defense of Ms. Felarca, including a description of an interrogation by a student, remote participation from a former student who called in from Mexico City, and a standing ovation from one of the student representatives on the board:

Report of what happened in Sacramento, and the neo-Nazis involved:

More about the fascist organizers of the Sacramento rally:

Details about neo-Nazis converging in Berkeley prior to their attempted rally in Sacramento:

Article about racist events at Berkeley High School over the last couple of years, including racist pages in the yearbook which had to be recalled, a noose hanging from a tree, and a terror threat citing the KKK on a school computer, which resulted in a walkout by the majority of students:


Codepink’s Weekly Peace Vigil @ on the steps in front of Senator Diane Feinstein's office
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

JOIN CODEPINK, WORLD CAN’T WAIT, OCCUPYSF Action Council and others at the huge PEACE banner
Theme this week is: “REFUGEES…”

Feel free to bring your own signage, photos, flyers, …Additional signs and flyers provided.
Stand (or sit) with us and the huge PEACE banner.

Sudo Room Weekly Party @ Omni Commons Sudo room
Oct 26 @ 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:

Film Screenings: WEconomics and La Empresa es Nuestra @ Impact HUB Oakland
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us as we welcome award winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin, co-directors of the PBS film Shift Change as they screen their latest documentaries, WEconomics and La Empresa es Nuestra.

WEconomics was filmed in the Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy which has one of the highest concentrations of cooperative businesses in the developed world. The capital, Bologna, is an industrial powerhouse, where prosperity is widely shared, and cooperatives of teachers and social workers play a key role in the provision of government services.

La Empresa es Nuestra, filmed in the Basque region of northern Spain, describes the Mondragón Cooperative Corporation, that largest cooperative corporation in the world. Founded in the town of Mondragón in 1956, it is the tenth-largest Spanish company and the leading business group in the Basque Country. At the end of 2014, it employed 74,117 people in 257 companies and organizations in four areas of activity: finance, industry, retail and knowledge.


Please join us for a film screening and discussion of how these examples can be helpful toward developing a stronger coop economy in the U.S. and specifically the East Bay. Young and Dworkin have produced films about worker coops over a period of 15 years, first in Argentina after the dramatic economic/political collapse in late 2001, then in the Basque Country of Spain and across the U.S., including the Bay Area, for Shift Change. Their work encourages us to think and work toward a more just, equitable, sustainable economy.

In Cooperation,
Ricardo S. Nuñez

Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


A meeting is being held to join Bay Area organizations with the national struggle in December to free Mumia:

Many of us in the Bay Area have been fighting against the racist murders by police, and racist policies by those in Administrative Positions, (City Councils, School Boards, Boards of Supervisors, etc.) for a long time.  Unfortunately many of our protests have been small and separate despite our common agreement on the issues.

Those of us fighting back in the Bay Area include:

-Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

-APTP – Anti Police Terror Project

-Oscar Grant Committee

-Oakland and S.F. Occupy

-Haiti Action Committee

-E. Oakland group for Omar Shakir

-Black Panther Party,

– Black Muslims.

-Black Lives Matter

-Open Circle- Families United 4 Justice:

Dionne Smith – Justice for James Earl Rivera Jr., Justice for Colby Friday

Rick and Julie Perez -Justice 4 Pedie Perez; Cyndi Mitchell- Justice for Mario Romero

Cadine Williams-Justice for O’Shaine Evans; Teresa Smith– Justice for James Smith

Maria Moore- Justice for Kayla Moore;  Dolores Piper- Justice for Derrick Gaines

Uncle Bobby Justice for Oscar Grant;  Anita Wills– Justice for Kerry Baxter Jr.

Tony Serrany-Garcia- Justice for Yanira Serrano-Garcia; Gilda- Justice for Diallo Neal

Stephanie Grant– Justice for Jose Paulino; Dee Na– Justice for Nate Greer

Laurie Valdez– Justice for Josiah

-Groups fighting for Justice for Alan Blueford, Mario Woods, Emile Lopez, and others.

-Code Pink

-Code Pink Wednesday night vigils for peace and justice at Feinstein’s office, SF.

-Yvette Felarka action group against Racist and Fascist violence, and rehiring HERO Ms. Felarka, who             was fired from MLK Middle School for her activism against Racism and Fascism.

I know all of us are also very concerned about Mumia, his illness, and wanting him released.  The Phillidelphia Police tried to execute him for being a Black Panther 35 years ago, then when they failed, they framed and imprisoned him.  ONLY INTERNATIONAL MASS PROTESTS HAVE PREVENTED HIS EXECUTION!!

Can you see the importance of a coalition of all our groups to join with national movements to free him?  All our groups will benefit from such a coalition.

Please send a representative to the Oct. 27th meeting so we can decide together the best plan:

– A march from OGC to the police station?

– A gathering at 1st Congregational Church, Oakland, with speakers such as Cornell West, Colin     Kaepernick, Michelle Alexander, or others, to help build this movement?

– A gathering at Humanist Hall in Oakland to spread the word? Come give your opinion!!


                                                               FREE MUMIA!                                                                                      

Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This screening is the Bay Area premiere of The Last Crop documentary.
The Last Crop is an intimate exploration into the lives of small family farmers Jeff and Annie Main of California’s Central Valley. The film follows these organic pioneers’ ten-year pursuit to ensure that a farm need not be imperiled at the end of every generation. Theirs is a story that is being echoed on farms across our nation as our largely aging farming population faces retirement. What sets the Mains apart is their resolve to create an alternative for their farm’s succession that ensures its productivity and affordability for future farming generations.
Post film panelists: Annie & Jeff Main, Andrea Davis-Cetina owner Quarter Acre Farm & National Young Farmers Coalition member, Evan Wigg, Executive Director, Farmers Guild, Kathryn Lyddan, Executive Director, Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust and filmmaker Chuck Schultz

Please contact us if you have any questions at

Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Food First is the original food policy think tank, founded in 1975 by activist author Frances Moore Lappe and Joseph Collins. Over the years, they’ve produced action-oriented research and analysis in order to help build the movement for food justice and food sovereignty around the world. Their projects range from working to stop ‘land grabs’ in the Americas to pollinator restoration and farmer to farmer education. Their Food Sovereignty tours to places such as Italy and Cuba are well known and sought after.

The October gala gathering celebrates the work Food First has contributed to the food justice movement and provides an opportunity to learn more about their organization. There is no cost to attend and no pressure to contribute financially, though opportunities to do so will be available if you so desire.

Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.
On The Hill: I Am Alex Nieto @ Brava Theater
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Thur-Sun, October 27-30

Loco Bloco, a non-profit performing arts organization and playwright Paul S. Flores announce their final full production of On The Hill, a play about the impact of the death of Alex Nieto. Directed by the renowned playwright Paul Flores, On the Hill tells the story of the impact that the death of Alex Nieto – at the hands of the SFPD- has had on youth of color residing in SF neighborhoods – neighborhoods that are currently being gentrified. The project uses music, dance and theater as a powerful tool for communities divided by issues of police violence, racism, gentrification and economic disparity,to find ways to dialogue with each other, and discover opportunities for solutions, healing and unification. Through their interpretation of death and life, the young actors incorporate spoken word, bilingual theater, drum, dance and video projection to retell the story of the night Alex Nieto was murdered on Bernal Hill in March 2014. The production is co-directed by Eric Reid.

Free Traditional Healing Clinic @ Tassafaronga Rec Center
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Black Panther Party Perspectives from Richard Brown of SF8 @ Workers World, #411
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Hear Richard Brown of the Black Panther Party and the SF8 share his perspectives on their historic struggle. Also listen to a presentation on the current crisis in Syria by Judy Greenspan.

Light refreshments will be served. The space is wheelchair accessible.