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Jul
20
Thu
Sanctuary for All: Mobilizing to Resist Mass Incarceration and Mass Deportation @ The Greenlining Institute
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Our communities are under attack from Trump administration policies ushering in a new era of mass incarceration and an unprecedented increase in the criminalization, detention and deportation of our immigrant families and neighbors.

Join us for a conversation about the intersection of the criminal justice system and immigration and how we can stand together to protect our communities and our deeply held values of justice, inclusion and equity for all. Part of the #LeadingEdgeIdeas series, this event is co-hosted by the Rosenberg Foundation and Heising-Simons Foundation.

The conversation will be moderated by Marisa Lagos, Reporter on state politics for KQED’s California Politics and Government Desk, with a light reception to follow. Panelists include:

  • Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland)
  • Raha Jorjani: Director, Immigration Representation Project, Alameda County Public Defender’s Office
  • Raj Jayadev: Founder and Director, Silicon Valley De-Bug
  • Abdi Soltani: Executive Director, ACLU Northern California
  • Yadira Sanchez: Northern California Organizer, California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance

Limited seating, please RSVP.

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SF Mime Troupe: Walls @ Edoff Memorial Band Stand, Lakeside Park, Lake Merritt
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
WALLS asks the question:
How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration?
The answer: FEAR!

L. Mary Jones (Velina Brown) knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. – Immigration and Customs Enforcement – she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of people like Bahdoon Samakab (Rotimi Agbabiaka), a Somali refugee escaping oppression, fear of Cliodhna Aghabullogue (Lizzie Calogero), an Irish woman yearning to be American, and fear of Zaniyah Nahuatl (Marilet Martinez), whose family comes from… here. As a foreigner in a land her people have worked for thousands of years suddenly Zaniyah is a criminal, an illegal, a “bad hombre.” What part of herself will this American give up to pass as “American?” Will she? Can she? Should she? Can someone leave part of themselves behind without losing their mind? And is it better or worse that she crossed the border to find Agent L. Mary Jones – the woman she loves?

Poster
Poster Design: R. Black

WALLS written by Michael Gene Sullivan.
Music by Michael Bello. Lyrics by Piero Amadeo Infante .
Directed by Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe. Ass’t. Director Rotimi Agbabiaka.
Music Director Michael Bello.
Mime Troupe performers Rotimi Agbabiaka, Velina Brown, Lizzie Calogero and Marilet Martinez.
Musicians: Patrick Byers, Andrew Niven, and Daniel Savio.

Song Clip: On My Watch 2:22
Velina Brown
Song Clip: Land of Milk and Honey 1:55
Rotimi Agbabiaka

Trailer recorded by Angelica Ekeke / Check out our full schedule!

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Omni Commons General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Jul 20 @ 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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Omni General Assembly @ Omni Commons ballroom
Jul 20 @ 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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Jul
21
Fri
Stand with the mothers of murdered children and family members
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Come stand with the mothers of murdered children and family members this and every Friday to pressure District Atty George Gascon to charge killer SFPD cops with murder who executed Mario Woods, Jessica Nelson, Luis Gongora Pat, Alex Nieto, and all the rest.

Bring signs! STOP POLICE MURDER! We have signs that say “Mario Woods is our Son”, and signs for each one murdered.

Please find the box of signs and “Say Their Names” for the Media.

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Amor for Alex Fundraiser @ Yerba Buena Center
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Share with lots of love 🙂

Join us as the internationally renowned Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in downtown San Francisco will be opening its doors for our community so that we can generate funds for our “International Amor for Alex Memorial Monument” on top of Bernal Heights! Come support and be part of history; with your solid contributions, we are hoping to break ground by the end of this summer and to have the monument erected by the end of October or the end of this year! We are almost there, gente 🙂

This fundraiser will feature music, poetry, refreshments, and amor. Suggested donation is $50.00; however, spirit and energy matter most, so roll through and gift us an embrace and you are more than welcome to enjoy this fabulous evening that will be full of empowerment and amor.

ALL PROCEEDS FOR THE ALEX NIETO MEMORIAL!

For Alex Nieto, for our community, we fought this fight, and we won the first memorial ever in California dedicated to a victim of an unlawful police killing. We held our dignity and proved to the world how the gente argue better and action more creatively and courageously than anyone ever could imagine.

Once the memorial is established, community members will hike up to that mountain and pray like Alex did and look out over the beautiful view of San Francisco and be inspired by our community resilience. Students will travel up to that hill for field trips and to learn about the history and creativity of our community; they will write thousands of educational essays. Families will pilgrimage hands together and love each other at the place where Alex breathed his last breath. This will be a place of peace, of inspiration and amor.

ALL PROCEEDS FOR THE ALEX NIETO MEMORIAL!

https://www.ybca.org/

Donate to the gofundme page here: https://www.gofundme.com/amor4alexnieto

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National Lawyers Guild Meeting @ Oakstop, basement
Jul 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

JOIN US FOR OUR JULY MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Keeping Ourselves Safe
Physical & Digital Security

Every month, we invite members, non-members, activists, organizers, lawyers and legal workers to join us for the NLGSF “Join the Conversation” Membership Meeting

Speakers: Tur-ha AK, Anti Police-Terror Project/ A.R.M.E.D. & Mark Burdett, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Please RSVP to therese (at) nlgsf.org

Refreshments Provided

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Jul
22
Sat
Summer Saturdays at Reem’s Bakery: Show Solidarity @ Reems Bakery
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday, July 8, 2017, anti-Palestinian zealots attempted to disrupt business at Reem’s. 

As part of an on-going attempt to take down Reem’s California, Islamophobes followed through on their threats to demonstrate in front of the business. They came with racist signs and harassed customers. When community members and movement supporters came to defend Reem’s and support customers in safely entering and leaving, the demonstrators aggressively attacked them. One rammed their scooter wheel chair into two members of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center while punching one in the stomach. Another punched a JVP member in the back and shoulder. They then called the police and had the nerve to demand a citizens arrest of those they had attacked.

Though the community and movement successfully de-escalated the situation and allowed business to continue, they have threatened to return with larger numbers of anti-Arab, anti-Muslim racists. They have also threatened the safety of the staff and the business itself. SO, we need to increase our efforts to support Reem’s and to protect this valuable community and movement gathering space.

We will not let people in our communities and movements be targeted by hate.

Here’s How You Can Help Reem’s California:

  1. Join us EVERY Saturday this summer and be prepared to stand with Reem’s if Islamophobic protestors attempt to disrupt business. Reem’s is open 7am – 3pm Tuesday-Friday and 9am-3pm on Saturdays.
  2. Eat at Reem’s at other times and post about it on YelpFacebook and Google Reviews.
  3. Make Reem’s your remote office. Bring your laptop and connect to the wifi or bring your notebook, get a drink and enjoy the atmosphere.
  4. Host community and organizing meetings at Reem’s during or after business hours. Call Reem’s (510-852-9390) to schedule to use the space.
  5. Donate to the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) to fund security coverage during early morning baking hours and post-closing clean-up. Select “community defense” to specify the donation for this purpose. The security firm Reem’s is working with came out of the movement and provides security for movement events and demonstrations.

A Message from Reem’s California

Friends and Fam,
It’s been over a month since the opening of our new brick and mortar bakery. There have been long hours, celebration, and joy, and we are soaking up every bit of it.
Sadly, we have also had to endure racist attacks on email, phone, Yelp, and social media. As an Arab bakery committed to social justice, we are acutely aware of the troubling path this country is on.  We have seen through this presidential administration how Arab and Muslims, immigrants, Black and Brown communities, LGBTQ people, women, and poor people are increasingly subjected to threats and attacks.
Despite how difficult these attacks are, we keep our heads high. If there’s anything we know, it’s that our community gives us the courage to speak up. We are overwhelmed by the messages of love and support we have received from you all. Thank you.
Fake reviews and online bullying won’t deter us.
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Laborfest: WPA Berkeley Walk @ Berkeley Downtown Post Office
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WPA Berkeley Walk With Harvey Smith.
This walk will explore the “New Deal nexus” in Berkeley that includes Berkeley High School, the Community Theater, Civic Center Park, Post Office art, the old UC Press Building (now being repurposed as the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive), and the old Farm Credit Building. The tour will also include the incredible mosaic mural on the UC Berkeley campus and photographs of the California Folk Music Project, Western Museum Laboratory, WPA prints at the Berkeley Public Library, and WPA projects on the UC Berkeley campus.
See also: http://www.laborfest.net/2017/2017schedule.htm

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Healthcare Town Hall: Creating the Future of Health Care in CA. @ Rockridge Library
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Mario Woods Remembrance Day @ Martin Luther King Park
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm


Hello, Justice Community –

First a congratulations to members of our outreach team – Marty, Muhammad, Darrell, Joanne, Lisa, Phelicia and Lynn – for working with Parks and Rec this week and standing strong and overcoming obstacles to secure the park and stage at the same location as last year for Mario Woods Remembrance Day.  Thank you – this is a Victory!

We are gearing up to a beautiful event commemorating Mario Woods’ life, and reaffirming our stance for Justice for Mario Woods and Justice for all victims of police violence. We invite everyone to join us there (Martin Luther King Park on July 22 at 11am – 6pm), and to join us at our ongoing weekly strategy meetings as we move forward in planning the event!

And please sign and share our online petition demanding a pattern and practice investigation of the San Francisco Police Department:  https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/demand-civil-rights-investigation-of-the-sfpd

And please Share our fundraiser for Mario Woods Remembrance Day!  It is so important that we honor Mario’s life, his mother, his family, and the community.  Please donate  and please SHARRE this far and widehttps://www.gofundme.com/MarioWoodsRemembranceDay
#marioremembranceday

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Jul
23
Sun
Free Screening: The Bail Trap @ New Parkway Theater
Jul 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Come watch a screening of The Bail Trap and learn what you can to do reform the money bail system in California.

California’s money bail system hurts families. One of the Ella Baker Center’s members, Tracey Bell-Borden, knows that firsthand.

When Tracey’s daughter Tai was arrested, her bail was set at $100,000. Tracey faced an impossible choice: let her daughter stay in jail or pay $10,000 to a bail bondsman so that her daughter could come home before her trial.

On Sunday, July 23rd Tracey and the Ella Baker Center are hosting a free screening of The Bail Trap, a short film featuring Tracey and Tai’s story. Come to the screening to learn what you can do to end the injustice of money bail.

The event is free and open to the public, and the theater is wheelchair accessible. RSVP on Facebook.

The Ella Baker Center is working with organizations across the state to reform California’s money bail system so that less families have to face the injustice that Tracey’s did.

Following the film screening, we will have a panel discussion about bail, including an overview of the California Money Bail Reform Act (Senate Bil 10) and what you can do to help us pass this legislation.

We hope to see you there.

P.S. Want to help us plan our Night Out for Safety and Liberation event on August 1? Come to our next member meeting on Monday, July 24 from 6-8 p.m. at CompassPoint in Oakland. RSVP on Facebook.

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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hey folks, because some of us will be indisposed on the last Sunday of July we are holding our monthly feed a week early on Sunday, July 23rd, at 3 PM.

Hasta la pasta,

Ed Not Bombs

 

Feed The People!

The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM (2 PM in the winter) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like.

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway in the amphitheater. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. During the colder months we meet at 3 PM.

The OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than 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. 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)
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (kitchen@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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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 23 @ 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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Indivisible Berkeley Special Assembly @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Fellowship Hall
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Special Assembly (with dinner!)

To advance the progressive agenda, we HAVE to win elections. Join our Special Assembly at BFUU with focus on how we can harness our progressive energy to help turn districts outside the Bay Area from red to blue! Led by the Indivisible Berkeley Elections team.

Bring snacks to share! Bring friends!

Questions? Email elections+owner@indivisibleberkeley.org.

SPONSORED BY
Berkeley,CA
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Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required!

We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at [ liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net ].

We usually meet in the basement, unless otherwise noted.

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Jul
24
Mon
Alternatives to Incarceration: Stop the Jail Expansion! @ County Building, across the street from the Courthouse
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

It’s time for us to demand healthcare for the people!

We are calling on all community members, healthcare providers, formerly incarcerated folks and their families to make your voices heard.

After two years of fighting the jail expansion in Alameda County, we have finally won our hearing on alternatives to incarceration for those who suffer from mental illness.

However, the county is doing everything in their power to fast track the jail expansion without community input. There is no such thing as mental health in a jail. The first step the county needs to take in implementing alternatives is to stop expansion.

Let’s show them that we are watching and paying attention. That’s why we need everyone to come out on July 24th and have all eyes on the Board of Supervisors.
Please join us for a meeting with the public health and public safety committees.

Why: To urge the Board of Supervisors to invest in alternatives to incarceration for those who need mental health support.

Are you in? Feel free to email decarceratealamedacounty@gmail.com to RSVP or ask us any questions about the hearing.

In community,

Decarcerate Alameda County

Member of Californians United for a Responsible Budget

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Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland Meeting @ Greenlining Institute
Jul 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Feasibility study authorization delayed

The City Council vote to authorize a feasibility study on a public bank didn’t happen at the July 18th meeting as expected. Instead, this item has been moved to the agenda for September 19th. According to Council staff, the vote was put off due to the overly long agenda for the last meeting before summer break.

This delay is a big disappointment, of course, but there’s plenty to do in the next two months. The new budget provides only $75,000 of the study’s total cost of $100,000. When the Council does finally authorize it, their authorization will be contingent on finding outside sources for the last $25,000. So, fundraising is now a top priority for us.

How you can help grow our grassroots movement

In addition to fundraising, we need to continue building a broad base of public support for the Public Bank of Oakland. You can help by connecting us with local groups that you know about. We need:
� Tabling opportunities.  We have been tabling at First Fridays and farmers’ markets around town, and we are looking for other locations. Know of an upcoming neighborhood festival or other event? Spots in East Oakland and West Oakland are especially needed.
� Speaking opportunities. We are looking for locaal organizations that would like to host a talk about the benefits of public banking. Can you suggest a political group, union local, religious community, neighborhood association, business or coop?
Signers for our letter to City Council. More thhan forty local groups, including Causa Justa::Just Cause, Ella Baker Center, and Idle No More Bay Area, have already signed our open letter in support of PBO. We’d like to keep growing the list. Please let us know of groups to reach out to.

Talking up our public bank

We’ll need more people to do all the tabling and speaking events we’re lining up. Talking about public banking is fun! Most of the people we talk to are really glad to find out about it. If you’d like to join our outreach efforts by tabling or just passing our petition around your neighborhood – please contact us or attend our next outreach meeting on Tuesday, August 1st at 6:00pm. We’ll be in the outside seating area at Max’s Diner, 500 12th Street, Oakland.

A small reminder about donating

We don’t want to turn our newsletter into a constant plea for money, but donations and pledges are definitely needed. All thhe work of FPBO is done by volunteers.  Please donate directly on our website or pledge by emailing contact@friendsofpublicbankofoakland.org. Thank you!

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Occupy Forum: Film: National Bird (Drone Warfare) @ Black and Brown Club
Jul 24 @ 6:00 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!

Film: Our National Bird
Directed by Sonia Kennebeck

Three whistleblowers, (who all worked on the drones program, gathering intelligence and tracking targets to be killed), break the silence around the US drone war. Plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries, the whistleblowers speak out publicly, despite the possible consequences. National Bird offers an unparalleled glimpse into the surreal landscape of automated murder. Who are these people, who sit in windowless rooms and make life-and-death decisions based on blurry images flickering on computer screens?

Directed by Sonia Kennebeck and executive-produced by Wim Wenders, National Bird takes us to Afghanistan, where the maimed survivors of a mistaken drone strike on unarmed civilians in February 2010, which killed 23 people, describe what happened when they were attacked. The gung-ho attitude of the drone operatives is juxtaposed with raw footage of the dead bodies (some children) returning to their anguished friends and family. Kennebeck also juxtaposes Obama’s speeches about drones in which he claims that they are able to “take out” insurgents without harming those around them with the testimonies of those who know that this is false.

In her book, “Drone Warfare”, CODEPINK’S Medea Benjamin documents the growing menace of drone warfare, with an extensive analysis of who is producing the drones, where they are being used, who are “piloting” these unmanned planes, who are the victims and what are the legal and moral implications. Benjamin documents how the U.S. government’s use of drones to murder hundreds of innocent civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen has increased the danger to our national security, and reveals the vocal international citizen opposition that challenges the legality and morality of America’s extrajudicial execution drones before they kill here at home.

National Bird reminds us that we’re living in an electronic haze, where life and death are decided on the basis of, as often as not, caprice. Detachment and a lack of accountability are rewarded where responsibility and compassion are shunned. For many servicemen and women, time in service may be little different than a video game gone mad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8hPK7G-5bw trailer

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2013/10/case-against-drones-201310267541941623.html

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/08/the-case-against-drone-strikes-on-people-who-only-act-like-terrorists/278744/

https://codepink.myshopify.com/products/drone-warfare-killing-by-remote-control

Time will be allotted for discussion and announcements.

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

THIS WILL BE OUR LAST FORUM UNTIL LATE AUGUST! STAY TUNED…

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Plan Oakland’s Night Out for Safety & Liberation @ Compass Nonprofit Services
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

It’s all hands on deck at the Ella Baker Center this month and we need your help to make Oakland’s Night Out for Safety & Liberation (NOSL) Block Party the best one yet!

Come to this member meeting to learn how you can thrown down for Oakland’s 5th annual NOSL Block Party on August 1st at Defremery Park, the historic West Oakland Black Panther Party community space. You will have a chance to put finishing touches to the program, sign up for volunteer and outreach roles, and build with fierce community leaders.

Click here for more information on Night Out for Safety & Liberation (NOSL): http://www.nightoutforsafetyandliberation.com/

Vegetarian dinner will be provided. The meeting space is wheelchair accesible. Please contact Tash at tash@ellabakercenter.org or 510-428-3939 x2435 if you have accesibility needs and/or questions.

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