Calendar

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Aug
26
Fri
Green Reel Festival @ Unitarian Universalist Center
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The SF Unitarian-Universalist Center will show films on the environment every Friday this month. .

The next film, Aug 12, “Unacceptable Levels” tells the story of the inadequate federal measures to keep toxics out of our environment. A speaker from the EPA will help make sense of the situation and the new law recently passed.

In “Evolution of Organic,” showing Aug. 19, the story of the organic agriculture movement is told by those who built it – and looks ahead to the next generation of growers.

In “Bill Nye’s Global Meltdown” showing Aug 26, Nye goes to a psychoanalyst’s couch to struggle with his emotions about global warming and what to do about it.

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Aug
27
Sat
Join the Campaign to Protect Oakland Renters @ Lake Merritt Columns (North Side of Lake Merritt near Lakeshore and El Embarcadero)
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Now that we’ve endorsed Measure LL, which strengthens the Oakland Rent Law and expands Just Cause eviction protection to more households, it’s time to turn out support.

There will be a few brief speeches, a quick training and then we’ll walk and talk to voters in the area. We will distribute window signs to local merchants and discuss our issue with shoppers at the Grand Lake Farmer’s Market.

We are expecting the landlords to spend a huge amount of money against our measure so it is important that we get out and start talking to voters now.  For more information, go to the website: http://www.protectoaklandrenters.org/ 

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Fossil Free California Ice Cream Social
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

ice cream
Quick, before the planet melts! Join Fossil Free California for an ice cream social and fundraiser on August 27th in Oakland.

  • Learn about our ongoing divestment campaigns: CalPERS, CalSTRS, municipal funds, and more!
  • Find out how to divest your own portfolio from fossil fuels
  • Hear about the climate bills that are going through the state legislature this year
  • And enjoy homemade ice cream – including delicious vegan ice cream

 

RSVP

Can’t attend? Donate here

More info on Fossil Free California here

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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 & 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
STOP URBAN SHIELD: MASS MOBILIZATION @ Alameda County Fairgrounds
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

STATEWIDE MOBILIZATION.

On September 9, the Stop Urban Shield Coalition and communities from across the state will be mobilizing to Pleasanton, CA, where the Urban Shield weapons expo will be held. Join us in saying no to militarization and policing in our communities!

**We are organizing buses and travel from across the state for people everywhere to be able to attend. Please let us know if you would like travel support.**

Current pickup locations: Pleasanton, Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, Los Angeles

Urban Shield is an annual SWAT team policing training and weapons expo that brings together local, regional, and international police-military units – including those from the Apartheid State of Israel – to collaborate on new forms of surveillance, state repression, and state violence. It consists of extremely militarized policing trainings and war games that only seek to expand the power of law enforcement over our communities. As we continue to face and witness increased militarizaton and the violence of policing, we must resist programs like Urban Shield, and demand the resources that build our self-determination.

Stop Urban Shield is a broad based coalition of grassroots and social justice organizations that are working to put an end to Urban Shield. In 2014, our organizing and grassroots mobilizing led to Urban Shield being kicked out of Oakland. This year, with enough support from across the state, we can end it for good. Join us and spread the word!

Visit StopUrbanShield.org for more info.

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