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Feb
25
Sat
Defend Immigrants Training @ Carpenter's Hall
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

*HELP DEFEND OUR COMMUNITIES, WORKERS, AND UNIONS !*

*RESIST IMMIGRATION RAIDS AND FIRINGS!*

Raids and the threat of more raids is upon us. Please join us at training about workplace raids and immigration
enforcement:

The legal rational for workplace enforcement –  called Employer Sanctions –
became part of immigration law in 1986.   Since then workplace raids –
sometimes called ’silent raids’ – have been a mainstay of immigration
enforcement and will likely ramp up under the Trump regime.  Immigration
enforcement has included firings for immigration status, raids and
detentions at work, street corner raids and others.  Trump promises to
unleash all of those strategies to round up and deport thousands of
immigrants.

*The training has 3 goals:

Educate advocates about how workplace enforcement has played out here in
the SF Bay Area (through multiple examples) and lessons learned,

Strengthen immigrant defense through know your rights education and a
system of support/solidarity for immigrants who are picked up; and

Plan creative political responses from the labor, faith and general
community.

Help our communities, workers, and unions get ready.
Everyone is welcome – knowing our past workplace enforcement history and
sharing critical rights information is important for all advocates
preparing to resist Trumps attacks on immigrants and refugees.

If you have any questions, please contact Lillian Galedo (Filipino
Advocates for Justice), 510-456-9876 (510) 20456-9876 (ofc) or
510-409-1679 (510) 20409-1679 (cell) or Agustin Ramirez (ILWU),
916-606-4681

Spanish/English translation provided.

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Know Your Options Before Calling 911 @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

POLICING IS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE
Because policing fails to meet people’s needs, and puts people in danger of arrest, imprisonment, and/or even death, we must eliminate connections between policing and healthcare.
Critical Resistance Oakland and The Oakland Power Projects present: “Know Your Options: Acute Emergencies” workshop
When: Saturday February 25th, 11am-1:30pm
Where: East Side Arts Alliance, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland, California 94606
RSVP: croakland@criticalresistance.org

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Single Payer Healthcare Kickoff event @ California Nurses Association
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

This will be the first major organizing drive for our campaign to make single-payer health care a reality in California. You can learn more about this issue here. We want all hands on deck for this exciting kick-off day! No prior experience necessary!

You can RSVP by filling out this short form. And don’t forget to share the event on Facebook!

DSA members who come will receive education on single payer and be trained on how to talk to your neighbors and friends about the issue. Then, first-time canvassers will be paired with experienced organizers and canvassers to go spread the word about single payer, sign people up to be supporters, and recruit new members to DSA.

This is not only EBDSA’s first big day of organizing, but it’s also an opportunity for new members and people new to organizing to learn the ropes and build confidence for the work of socialist organizing we will be doing for years to come.

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OAKLAND JUSTICE COALITION @ Siegel & Yee, Suite 300
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

OAKLAND JUSTICE COALITION

1. Welcome and Introductions

2. Developing a coordinated agenda for local resistance and radical change in Oakland

a. Presentation and discussion on the impact of Trump’s election
b. Discussion of how Trump’s election impacts our work in Oakland
(1) Housing, gentrification and displacement
(2) Police accountability
(3) Education
(4) 2018 Oakland City Elections
c. How to build OJC to carry out this work

3. Responding to Trump’s attacks on immigrants – Presentation and discussion

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Roundtable discussion on a civic campaign for basic income in the United States @ Covo
Feb 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Enno Schmidt will be returning to San Francisco Saturday, Feb 25th.
He’ll be engaging with us in a deeper afternoon roundtable discussion: A Civic Campaign for Basic Income in the United States.

If you’re interested, you can RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/178774692617282/

What would a civic campaign for basic income look like in the United States? Join us for an afternoon roundtable conversation with Enno Schmidt, co-founder of the Swiss basic income campaign — we’ll discuss what’s happening right now in the US and how we can foster a strong civic and cultural movement in support of basic income here.

We’ll be starting the conversation promptly at 1:30pm, so make sure to arrive by then!

We’ll see you next Saturday!
The Universal Income Project team

P.S. We’re looking for volunteers to help on the web development front. If you’re interested, or know anyone who is, reply and let us know!

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Bob Moses – Lead Organizer for “Mississippi Freedom Summer” @ First Presbyterian Church
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series presents
BOB MOSES
President and Founder, The Algebra Project
Bob Moses served as Director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee’s (SNCC) Mississippi Voter Registration Project from 1961-1964, and was a lead organizer for the “Mississippi Freedom Summer.”
Moses’ civil rights work in the 1960s culminated in the national response to protect a fundamental right: the right to vote. His current work seeks a national response to establish a fundamental right: the right of every child to a quality public school education.
Co-produced by Merritt College and the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center

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Feb
26
Sun
Milo Yiannopoulos and Free Speech @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Milo Yiannopoulos and Free Speech on the Berkeley campus: A Discussion

Trump tweeted on Feb 2: “If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view – NO FEDERAL FUNDS?”

We are inviting speakers to lead our discussion on this topic.

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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm

The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA will get together a little earlier than usual, at 2 PM (3 PM pn the summer) to share some food with each others and the community.  There should be a table and utensils/plates courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring a nosh to share… Eat-the-Rich-bonapetit

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. 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 warmer months we tend to meet at 4 PM.

ooGAOO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than 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)
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
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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

On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 2 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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Community Democracy Project @ Omni Commons Basement
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Community Democracy Project is your connection to direct democracy in Oakland! Convened out of Occupy Oakland in Fall 2011, we’re gathering steam on a campaign to bring the people back in touch with the city’s resources through participatory budgeting.

Picture this: Across Oakland, Neighborhood Assemblies are regularly
held in every community. People come together to tackle the important issues of their neighborhoods and of the city. At these assemblies, people don’t just have discussions–they learn from one another, from city staff, and they make fundamental decisions about how the city should run. They decide the city budget.

Democratic, community budgeting is a powerful step toward building strong communities, real democracy, and economic justice–and it’s being done all over the world.

The budget of the City Oakland totals more than $1 billion per year. Although part of the budget must be used for specific purposes, still over half of the budget–over $500 billion per year–consists of general purpose funds paid by the taxes, fees, and fines of the people of Oakland. The Mayor and the City Council decide the city budget, with minimal input from the community.

Working together, we will not only get a seat at the table–we will REBUILD the table itself. Participatory democracy is real democracy–join us to say: Local People, Local Resources, Local Power!

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Liberated Lens Film Night: Within Our Gates @ Omni Commons ballroom
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Within Our Gates by Oscar Michaeux.

Oldest known surviving film made by an African-American director.

1920’s silent film. Portrays the contemporary radical situation in the United States during the early 20th Century – the years of Jim Crow, the revival of the Klan, the Great Migration of blacks to cities of the North and Midwest, and the emergence of the ‘New Negro.’

Free snacks and popcorn.

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Democratic Socialists of America, East Bay Executive Committee Meeting @ Omni Commons
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the country’s largest socialist organization. We are building progressive movements for social change while establishing an openly democratic socialist presence in American communities and politics.

DSA East Bay holds Executive Committee meetings on the second and fourth Saturday of the month. All are welcome to attend and join in the discussion about the direction of our local chapter!

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Feb
27
Mon
Homeless Advocacy Working Group @ Hearing Room 3, Oakland City Hall
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Tax the Rich Rally and Singalong – Occupella @ In front of Chase Bank
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sing for an hour with the Tax the Rich crew.

Event is cancelled if it is raining.

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Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland Organizers Meeting @ Suite 100
Feb 27 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us in promoting a public bank for the City of Oakland!

The Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland was formed by members of Commonomics and Strike Debt Bay Area in August, 2016.

In November, we succeeded in getting the Oakland City Council to instruct the City Administrator to report on the cost and scope of a feasibility study for creating The Public Bank of Oakland. Our next goal is to convince the City Council to commission that study as soon as possible, and incorporate it into a business plan for a public bank in Oakland.

The City of Oakland, with our organizing help, held a public forum on public banking at Oakland City Hall, on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Watch the video .

After the Administrator’s report, due on or about March 1, we will lobby the Oakland City Council to fund the aformentioned study, and once that is out (hopefully with a favorable set of recommendations) we will lobby the Oakland City Council to pass enabling legislation that will create and fund a public bank for Oakland. Our overarching goal is to see a public bank flourish in Oakland while it helps the community, thereby providing an example for other jurisdictions wishing to rid themselves of their dependence on Wall Street banks.

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Feb
28
Tue
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ Xolo Tacqueria, 2nd Floor
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This week we will be at the we will be at Xolo Tacqueria on 1916 Telegraph, 2nd Floor.

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.
Living-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!

olwa.org

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1568668586707336/

Since 1978

 living_wage
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Refinery Town – book discussion with author Steve Early @ Piedmont Branch Library
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

How activists in a working-class company town (Richmond, CA) harnessed the power of local politics to reclaim their community.

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Oakland Women’s Strike Planning Meeting @ Omni Commons
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A call has gone out. It asks us to begin organizing a general strike on March 8, in response to Donald Trump’s oppressive administration and the neoliberal attack that threatens our livelihood.

We are heeding the call. Given the short amount of time, we are not planning for a strike in the traditional sense. We are instead planning a 5 pm demonstration.

By organizing this, we hope to create the tools and infrastructure necessary to organize a women’s bloc for the national general strike called for May 1 in Oakland.

Join us at the Omni Commons to discuss, plan and work towards building our collective power.

— Planning Meetings will be held Tues and Thurs leading up to March 8.

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Mar
1
Wed
Court Support for Michael Brewster!
Mar 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Court Support Needed!

Michael Brewster, was brutally attacked by police on February 8th.
His mother, Trina Peters, flagged down the police, explained Michael was having a mental health problem and asked them to call an ambulance for him. They said they would. Instead, the officers rushed him threw him on the ground and began to detain him. They called for back up and police swarmed the area.
Michael was unarmed and posed no threat to the officers, yet, they had him face down on the ground. Despite telling him he couldn’t breathe, several officers were on top of him. They beat him up and attempted to assault him with a billy club. Police told the people recording the incident to get back because it was a crime scene.
They beat him so badly that he was at SF General Hospital for 4 days before transferring him to the jail at 850 Bryant St, SF. The police denied his mother visitation and refused to release information regarding his wellbeing and that his court date was this last Wednesday. She only learned of it that day by chance.
The judge set his bail at $100,000. He is still being held at 850 Bryant St, SF.
His family is begging for court support.

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Bay Area Mobilization for Climate, Justice, Jobs and Peace @ California Nurses Association
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The next general assembly/meeting of the April 29 Bay Area Mobilization for Climate, Justice, Jobs and Peace.


The meeting on February 11th was attended by nearly 120 people from more than 90 organizations. We committed to bring an even more diverse group of activists together at the next meeting to make decisions about what kind of activity and where actions will be taken on April 29.

THOSE DECISIONS WILL BE MADE AT THIS MEETING.

Please use the time until March 1st to reach out to other organizations.Invite  them to attend this important assembly and endorse the Mobilization. �

Continue to use the on-line registration form to register individual supporters and record endorsements at http://bit.ly/A29MobeRegForm

The Bay Area Mobilization now has a Facebook page at
facebook.com/A29BAM. Some photos of the 2/11 meeting taken by Jack Owicki are posted HERE.

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