n honor of Martin Luther King and everyone who’s struggling against the prison industrial complex, the Alameda County Jail Fight Coalition will be holding a noise demo at Santa Rita Jail. This action is organized as part ofAnti Police-Terror Project‘s call for 120 hours of direct action. #120Hours,#HellNawguration, #ReclaimMLK.
Noise demos break the isolation and alienation of cages and is a way of expressing solidarity for people imprisoned and remembering those held captive by the state. This will be a family friendly event and it will not be arrestable. We are holding the event during the Thursday evening jail visiting hours to connect with people who are visiting their loved ones inside.
BRING: pots and pans, non-amplified noisemakers, drums, prayers, music, warm clothes, and signs.
If you need help getting to demo, a caravan will be leaving from Telegraph/20th in Oakland (near the Bank of the West pull off) at 4:30pm.
We will also be running free shuttles from Dublin/Pleasanton BART station to the jail from 5:30-6:15pm.
To reserve a spot in the caravan from Oakland or Shuttle from BART please email email@example.com.
Buses #1 and #14 also pick up at the Dublin/Pleasonton Bart Station and drop off at Broder Blvd & Santa Rita Jail.
n support of the call by Anti Police Terror Project for 120 Hours of Protest (from the Martin Luther King holiday through Inauguration Day), Berkeley Copwatch is sponsoring a special KNOW YOUR RIGHTS training to help people get ready to deal with massive police presence in the streets. We will also practice techniques for gathering evidence, challenging racist practices and dealing with police intimidation even after the protests are over.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
– At a protest
– On the street
– When observing and recording
– What/how to document
– Non-violence principles
This event is free and wheelchair accessible.
NO WORK! NO SCHOOL!
#oaklandJ20 #GeneralStrike #DumpTrump #InaugurationDay
On January 20th, Donald Trump’s inauguration begins a presidential term marked by outright xenophobia, bigotry, sexism, corporate giveaways and hate-fueled policies. We must reclaim our democracy, and show the nation how the Bay Area stands together to defend our communities and fight for justice. On this historic day, stand shoulder to shoulder with your neighbors, co-workers, and friends to RESIST TRUMP and join the movement to protect our healthcare, public education, civil liberties, unions, and environment. #rebelcitiesrising #J20
8 AM – 12PM Meet at Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco (Embarcadero BART) and march to Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, Peter Thiel, ICE, and other groups supporting Trump’s hate-fueled policies. Greeters will be at Justin Herman Plaza anytime between 8AM and 12PM to direct you where to join the march.
11 AM: Children’s March
12 PM: Rally at 555 California St., San Francisco [Trump owned property]
Rallies and marches will be family-friendly!
NO WORK! NO SCHOOL!
#oaklandJ20 #GeneralStrike #DumpTrump #InaugurationDay
Teach-ins/Workshops, Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, A Free Store, Speakers and Music
In solidarity with the J20 Strike, the cafe will be closed for business, but will offer free coffee and tea for organizers and people who want to collaborate with local groups to make a difference in our communities. We’ll also be collecting donations for: Standing Rock Water Protectors, Ghost Ship, and a domestic violence resistance org. Details TBA on facebook soon: @alchemycollective
Connecting Racial Justice Organizations with Tech. Resources (part of the All Day Mutual Aid Fair: https://www.facebook.com/
If you’re with a not-for-profit organization or activist/advocacy group working on racial/social justice causes to support, defend, and uplift underserved and marginalized communities throughout the Bay Area and beyond, and could use help from technology resources, we’re here to help!
Fortunately, there are a growing number of people with diverse technical skills – often working in software start-ups and big tech companies, or as independent freelancers – who would gladly volunteer their time to support your technology needs upon request, for things like:
– Website set-up, hosting, and management
– Email newsletter setup and membership management tools
– How to create a crowdfunding page
– How to create and promote Facebook events
– File and document management & other cloud services
– Basic computer/wifi/website troubleshooting
Whether you work with a social justice organization or are a tech. specialist looking to volunteer, stop by our booth on #J20 for more information and to sign-up!
Are you a tech. person and able to volunteer at the event? Sign-up here:https://docs.google.com/
NO WORK! NO SCHOOL!
#oaklandJ20 #GeneralStrike #DumpTrump #InaugurationDay
A public interfaith ritual to give voice to the grief over our loss of faith in our nation’s public institutions and systems, looking toward a resurrection of hope through solidarity and community to strive for the world we imagine.
In light of the inauguration of a fascist, and in the week that we officially remember the radical legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., we seek to connect the dreams of our past with the hopes for our future.
This is a space to bring your grief, your tears, your mourning and anger, and to hold each other in love and healing. Together we will honor our feelings and honor our spiritual practices of hope. There will be chaplains on hand for those who wish to speak with one.
Everyone is encouraged to wear white (or other funeral garb for your tradition) and bring candles for the procession.
If you are clergy of any faith, wear garments that signify your affiliation.
Gather at Oscar Grant Plaza (14th and Broadway, Downtown Oakland) at 5pm.
Procession at 5:30 in a mournful, solemn tone to Interplayce (2273 Telegraph), with stops for prayer and lamentation along the way in places that are historically significant for the movement for black lives and other struggles for justice.
Arrive at Interplayce around 6:30 pm for Interfaith Requiem Liturgy.
About the organizers:
We are an ad-hoc group of seminarians of many faiths studying at the Graduate Theological Union and our friends. We are committed to providing an anti-oppressive spiritual space for people to mourn. We welcome feedback and participation from people of all spiritual and religious backgrounds. We conceived of this liturgy in response to the grief that we and others in our many communities have felt following the election. We would love to hear in the comments section about what you, personally, are mourning and grieving right now.
This event is in keeping with the Central and South American tradition of registering protest against the government by banging pots and pans. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cacerolazo)
It would be great if we could call forth a weekly ‘Bang the Pots, Raise a Din’ protest – perhaps every Sunday at 6 p.m. But for no…w, let’s create a nationwide action on Friday, January 20th, 2017. This is a neighborhood action. Indeed it’s success will be ensured by people reposting this announcement on social media and by going house to house and alerting their neighbors. (Check back to this site soon for leaflets in Spanish, Mandarin and English that can be dropped on doorsteps.)
6:00 p.m. is a suggested time. The idea is to maximize the number of participants rather than coordinating with the idiocies taking place in Washington DC on January 20th. This event can take place at 6 pm in all of the time zones. Massive participation is more important than synchronicity.
PLEASE SHARE THIS POST WITH YOUR FRIENDS. THAT IS HOW THE WORD WILL GET OUT.
Join women and allies across the country to stand for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all, on the day after the inauguration. Marches in San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose will join the national Women’s March in Washington DC. The call to the national Women’s March describes its purpose as to “stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.”
The call continues: “In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government in their first day in office, and to the world, that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.
“We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.”
More information on the national Women’s March here
The Women’s March mission statement includes a commitment to nonviolence with a detailed description including, “attack forces of evil not persons doing evil” and “avoid internal violence of the spirit,” as well as embracing the concept of creating a “beloved community.”
Complete statement on nonviolence here
This will be a family-friendly event to protest the inauguration of Trump.
We urgently need a movement to fight racism, sexism, homophobia, and Islamophobia!
– No Border Wall! Stop the deportations of undocumented immigrants!
– Tax rich millionaires like Trump! Fund healthcare for all! Make college free!
– Black Lives Matter!
– End rape culture — #PussyGrabsBack
– Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline — Green Jobs now! — #NoDAPL
The Democratic Party establishment claimed to be our only defense against Trump and the right wing. They have failed and now it’s time to create our own movement that can boldly fight against right-wing attacks on our rights and on our lives. It’s time to build a new party of the 99%, a mass organization which both runs in electi
he Women’s March is a national movement to unite everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice. There will be marches in D.C. and around the country, including in Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose and other communities/towns/cities in the Bay Area.
San Francisco: 3:00-5:00 Rally at Civic Center, followed by 5:00-8:00 Candlelight march To Chelsea Manning Plaza (previously Justin Hermann Plaza)
The march represents the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
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.
OO 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
- Welcome & Introductions
- Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
- (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: (firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com
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
Join families whose loved ones have been harmed and killed by cops. Hear their experiences, share ideas for further organizing, and, most of all, love and support one another. ♥
– Family Updates
– Collaborate and Network
*This is a potluck event, please feel free to bring a snack or (non-alcoholic) beverage to share. ♥
Open Circle provides an opportunity to build community with one another, to offer support to Families victimized by police misconduct, including police murder and stand with Families in their struggle for justice for their loved ones.
Location TBD. Check Facebook.
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!