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Dec
14
Thu
Don’t Be a Grinch, Phil Tagami: Community Health, Not Developer Wealth! @ Oakland Rotunda Building, Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


All we want for Xmas: Community Health, Not Developer Wealth!

RSVP & MORE INFO

Rhythm Brigade! Picket Line! Holiday Treats! Elves Rising Up Against Coal!

On Thursday, December 14th, Building Owners and Management Association East Bay – an organization of commercial building owners and real estate brokers – is holding its annual holiday party at the Oakland Rotunda Building, which is currently under boycott. Youth and workers have had enough of landlords and developers threatening our city with gentrification, pollution, and exploitation. We interrupt BOMA’s celebration to demand our rights and celebrate resilience.

Earlier this month, youth, workers, and community members launched a boycott of the Rotunda Building in response to the building owner Phil Tagami’s lawsuit against the City of Oakland seeking to build a coal terminal which would accelerate already catastrophic ecological destruction and spread toxic coal dust in predominantly working class communities and communities of color in Oakland.

Join us on December 14th for a rocking youth performance and a lively picket of the BOMA party and Rotunda Building to tell Phil Tagami to get his dirty coal out of the Town. We’ll start at 5PM with a youth-led rhythm brigade and Elfin Uprising followed by a picket and delivery of stockings full of coal.

Phil Tagami once claimed he would never ship coal out of concern for the climate his children will inherit. This holiday season, let’s remind him of what really matters most: our families, our communities, and our planet. He can either deliver on his promise to the next generation – and to the city of Oakland – or he will face an ongoing boycott until he drops his lawsuit.

#DontBeAGrinchTagami  #DeliverJobsNotCoal #KidsDontDeserveCoal #ElvesVsCoal

For more information, contact Brooke at Climate Workers at 510-846-0766 or at brooke@climateworkers.org.

If you can help with either a generator or rides for youth, please contact Carolyn Norr at 510-220-5707 or carolynclara@gmail.com.

For background about the campaign to keep coal out of Oakland, go to NoCoalInOakland.info.

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Ahmed Salah: A Talk About Islam From a Muslim Activist, With Middle Eastern Music @ Fellowship Hall
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

What About Islam?

subhanallah 2747278 1280In this time of anti-Muslim propaganda, what about hearing from real Muslims who live among us? Come hear activist Ahmed Salah speak about how Islam has deeply influenced his philosophy, which is to create social change while preserving life on both sides. Ahmed Salah was one of the primary organizers of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 where hundreds of thousands of protesters filled Tahrir Square, leading to the resignation of an oppressive president. Mr. Salah is the recipient of the Center for Justice and Accountability’s 2013 Champion of Justice Award. There will also be live Middle Eastern music at the event. Let’s listen and discuss together. The event will be held in the historic Fellowship Hall at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists (BFUU).
Program:
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Middle Eastern music
7:30 pm – 7:45 pm Break
7:45 pm – 8:45 pm Talk by Ahmed Salah
8:45 pm – 9:00 pm Q&A
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm Socializing, book signing
Suggested donation $10-20; no one turned away for lack of funds
Co-sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice and Music Committees

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Dec
15
Fri
SF Stands Against the GOP Tax Scam @ Harvey Milk Plaza
Dec 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

CALL FOR A DAY OF ACTION AGAINST THE NIGHTMARE BUDGET

—-FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15TH—-

ALL DAY: Call, email, visit your republican legislators. Melt their communication channels.
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EVENING: Assemble at Harvey Milk Plaza at 5:30pm. Bring candles, dress warmly, and wear comfortable shoes ♥
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Trump and the GOP’s tax bill is the latest and most brutal attack on working people and the middle class. Bernie Sanders rightly characterized it as an act of ‘class war’. The plan will cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20%, while simultaneously raising the rate on the lowest marginal income-tax bracket from 10% to 12%. In effect, the wealthiest in our society are being given a handout out of the pockets of tens of millions of working people.

Republicans claim that this tax cut will free up businesses to invest in creating new jobs. This is the same old trickle-down economics that has been pushed since the Reagan era. But corporate profits are at record highs, and big business pays some of the lowest effective tax rates in the world. Contrary to the reasoning of Trump and his billionaire friends, the capitalists are sitting on their money and keeping wages stagnant. People can’t afford to pay for basic things they need like housing and health care, child care, or education. The bill shamelessly attacks women’s reproductive rights, attempting to define personhood at conception. We cannot stand for this. Trump and the GOP are willing to let families become homeless, fall into mountainous debt, and let the sick die, all so they can line their pockets and make the biggest heist in modern history.

Wealthy donors, like the Mercers & the Koch Brothers have hired the GOP to mock, beat, belittle, and attack you right now. With that, far too many Democrats in congress have responded as if thousands of lives aren’t at stake. Let’s be clear: lives are at stake. If this passes, untold numbers of people may die. And for what? So the rich can get richer. Larry Summers, Treasury Secretary under Bill Clinton and economic advisor to Barack Obama, estimated on Monday that 10,000* people per year would die as a direct result of this legislation if it becomes law. Progressive organizations have placed this estimation far higher**.

Their tax bill does not even pretend to offer anything to the vast majority of Americans. Got a private jet? There’s an exemption for that. But if you’re a grad student making under $30,000 per year, your tax rates will go up 400%. This is what living under capitalism means for us -a 24/7 struggle to pay bills and rent while Wall Street and the 1%, buy our politicians and consolidate their power, condemning the vast majority to poverty. This is not a mistake but a feature of the capitalist system.

So we need to ask ourselves, is this the best we can do? We say no: there’s no reason why we cannot provide for everyone’s basics needs. We have the resources. We live in the richest country in the world. These basic and attainable needs are denied to millions of people because we live in an economic system that values profits over people’s lives? That’s why we’re calling for a national day of action against this tax bill; it’s part of a broader fight for a world where our elected representatives are accountable to the people they serve, not their corporate billionaire backers, and where the immense wealth of this country is democratically used to pay for the things we need and ensure a dignified quality of life for all.

The Republicans think that with their majorities in the House and Senate their naked power grab is all but assured. They assume our democratic institutions are weak, and that Americans will not fight back.

Let’s prove them wrong.

We Demand:
Stop the Tax Scam– Tax the Rich!
Fully Fund:
Housing: Build High-Quality Public Housing for Low-Income Residents
Education: Cancel Student Debt and Provide Free College Education for All
Healthcare: Single-Payer Healthcare
Childcare: Free High-Quality Childcare-Centers in Every Neighborhood
Green Jobs Program: Public Funding for Green-Energy Infrastructure and Job Training
Women’s Health: Free Comprehensive Women’s Reproductive Services

*https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/03/lawrence-summers-yes-the-senate-gop-tax-plan-would-cause-thousands-to-die/

**https://thinkprogress.org/the-senate-tax-bill-will-kill-about-15000-people-every-year-7dbc94e671bf/

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Dec
16
Sat
Counter Protest Against “March Against Sanctuary Cities” @ Union Square
Dec 16 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
sm_humans.jpg We got word that there will be a March Against Sanctuary Cities, and Against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate after he was acquitted of all murder charges against him.

There group is planning on showing up at 1pm that day, so let’s show up before them and host our own Rally and March in Solidarity with Immigrants!

We need get together on that day and show them what the Bay Area stands up for. We stand in solidarity with Immigrants, Sanctuary Cities, and Refugees from all over the world who want a better life. We have to stand in solidarity with the immigrants, refugees, and police victims. So I ask that you join us at our counter protest to show solidarity.

Please reach out on the FB event if you’d like to endorse or help organize:

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Defend Our Spaces: #TakeBackBART
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

With White Nationalist/Alt-Right activity and racist harassment on the rise in our public transportation system, Community Ready Corps (CRC) is calling for a campaign to make BART safe for all.

In just the last month, there were several sightings of BART passengers openly displaying Neo-Nazi symbols (as tattoos, pins, or patches on outer clothing), and one incident of racist harassment that went viral after being caught on tape.

In this video (linked here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLCRq0gGg30), a white BART passenger repeatedly called an Asian passenger a “Chinese n*****” and even physically assaulted him. It took far too long for any bystanders to intervene – and one cowardly white man actually got up and got out of the way, leaving the target of harassment even more vulnerable to the attack.

As a community, we need to prepare ourselves to intervene safely in these situations. Public transportation needs to be safe for all of us. 430,000 Bay Area residents rely on BART to get to work every day. We need to organize collectively to create a climate of safety on BART and send the strong message that the Bay Area is united against hate – that our community won’t tolerate racist intimidation and harassment on BART!

In our next workshop, held Saturday, December 16th from 1 – 4 pm at the ACCE office, we’ll apply the proactive response model we introduced in the first series of workshops (Self Defense, Digital Security & Intelligence Gathering, and Hearts & Minds) to the physical space of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system.

The first half of this workshop will be a training for safe and effective bystander intervention and self defense by Field Marshall Tur-Ha Ak and Deputy Field Marshall Che Bowe. This training is appropriate for anybody of any skill level, and will equip community members with skills they can use to intervene, de-escalate, and defend themselves against racist harassment and violence. We strongly encourage anti-racist white people to come to this training and get skilled up.

In the second half, we’ll break into working groups to begin growing this campaign to #TakeBackBART. Hope to see you there! Please invite your friends to this workshop!

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DSA Single Payer Canvass
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The fight for single-payer healthcare in California is still just beginning. We have momentum, and so far the opposition has been content only to shelve the bill for now. In our neighborhood canvasses, we are knocking every door to talk to every one of our neighbors, amplify the demand for a decommodified healthcare system, and set the stage for the fight to come when those who stand to lose 30 cents of every dollar spent on healthcare by cutting out the private insurance industry.

RSVP for address

 

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Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Omni Commons
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it.

Come get connected with SDBA’s projects!
  • Presenting debt and inequality related topics at forums, workshops and in radio productions
  • Promoting single-payer / Medicare for All to end the plague of medical debt
  • money bail reform and fighting modern day debtors’ prisons and exploitative ticketing and fining schemes
  • Working on debarring US Banks that have been convicted of felonies from municipal contracts, and divesting from the Wall St. banks
  • Tiny Homes and other solutions for the homeless.
  • Student debt resistance. Check out the Debt Collective, our sister organization
  • helping out America’s only non-profit check-cashing organization and fighting against usurious for-profit pay-day lenders and their ilk
  • Promoting the concept of Basic Income
  • Advocating for Postal banking
  • Organizing for public banking in Oakland! We made the first steps happen… now there’s a spinoff group
  • Bring your own debt-related project!

If you are new to Strike Debt and want to come early, meet one or two of us and get a briefing on our projects before we dive into our agenda, email us at strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com .

 Also check out our website, our twitter feed, our radio segments and our Facebook page. Take a look at our Public Banking website, Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland.
Strike Debt Bay Area is an offshoot of Occupy Oakland and Strike Debt, itself an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street.

Strike Debt – Principles of Solidarity

Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it.

We also oppose debt because it is an instrument of exploitation and political domination. Debt is used to discipline us, deepen existing inequalities, and reinforce racial, gendered, and other social hierarchies. Every Strike Debt action is designed to weaken the institutions that seek to divide us and benefit from our division. As an alternative to this predatory system, Strike Debt advocates a just and sustainable economy, based on mutual aid, common goods, and public affluence.

Strike Debt is committed to the principles and tactics of political autonomy, direct democracy, direct action, creative openness, a culture of solidarity, and commitment to anti-oppressive language and conduct. We struggle for a world without racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and all forms of oppression.

Strike Debt holds that we are all debtors, whether or not we have personal loan agreements. Through the manipulation of sovereign and municipal debt, the costs of speculator-driven crises are passed on to all of us. Though different kinds of debt can affect the same household, they are all interconnected, and so all household debtors have a common interest in resisting.

Strike Debt engages in public education about the debt-system to counteract the self-serving myth that finance is too complicated for laypersons to understand. In particular, it urges direct action as a way of stopping the damage caused by the creditor class and their enablers among elected government officials. Direct action empowers those who participate in challenging the debt-system.

Strike Debt holds that we owe the financial institutions nothing, whereas, to our friends, families and communities, we owe everything. In pursuing a long-term strategy for national organizing around this principle, we pledge international solidarity with the growing global movement against debt and austerity.

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Dec
17
Sun
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Dec 17 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Please join us for our regular bi-weekly Sunflower Alliance meeting. We’ll discuss current campaigns and strategies for the future. We need your participation and your voice! Newcomers and old friends welcome. Please join us for a potluck lunch half an hour before the meeting.

potluck lunch: 12:30 PM
meeting: 1 – 3 PM
(1/2 mile walk from Richmond BART)

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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Feed The People!

The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 2 PM (3 PM during DST) 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.

For reasons of meteorology (rain in November) and convenience we have fused the November fress with the one that would normally be scheduled for December 31st, so this meal is slated for Sunday, dec. 17th at 2PM, barring rain or a police state. I believe swine is on the menu.

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 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 warmer months we meet at 4 PM at the plaza.

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
Dec 17 @ 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.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM during the cooler months,  once Daylight Savings Time springs forward we tend to assemble at 4 PM).

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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The Ecology Center Fall Film Series: Princess Mononoke @ Ecology Center
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

We are excited to announce our Fall Film Series at the Ecology Center! In an effort to open up our space to the community, while providing an accessible format for fostering discussions around the various climate issues we cover, we will be hosting free monthly screenings of select films at our Ecology Center store.

Check out a new film, or one of your favorites, with other members of the community for a fun-filled and family-friendly evening. All screenings are free and open to the public (and include free popcorn!).


Princess Mononoke (1997)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Rated PG-13
Runtime: 2:13

Kicking off the Ecology Center film series is Princess Mononoke, from legendary Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli team. This A classic animated film that explores the relationship between human activity and the environment through heavy symbolism to highlight the need for sustainable practices and greater consideration of the environment in day-to-day life. Miyazaki crafts a captivating tale of man vs. nature, where the exploitation of natural resources leads to the manifestation of deadly beasts that threaten an all out war between a mining village and the creatures of the forest.

Themes: Sustainability

Preview Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OiMOHRDs14

Future Showings and Event Links:

October 22nd: Chasing Ice

November 19th: King Corn

December 17th: Wall-E

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Liberated Lens: Sir No Sir
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The suppressed story of the GI Movement to end the War in Vietnam.

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Indivisible Berkeley Holiday Party @ Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The resistance has had a productive year! Join us at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists on December 17 for the Indivisible Berkeley Holiday Party!

Great food and drink; communing with friends and comrades; Inspiring live performances by Choral Majority, Occupella, Vukani Mawethu (invited); and, the evening finale–dancing to Motown tunes. Bring canned goods to donate to Alameda County Food Bank.

If you would like to contribute food or drink, please add your name here: I can help!. If you have questions, contact Sam at info@indivisibleberkeley.org

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Dec
19
Tue
Freedom On the Move Prisoner Solidarity Postcard Writing @ E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

oin us for a night of art, books, prisoner solidarity, music and food!
*Special edition N.O. Bonzo / CR tshirts * * Dignidad Rebelde art table + more *

*Kid-friendly! Coloring book pages and kids station with childcare.*

It’s time for our annual Prisoner Solidarity Postcard mailing. We invite you to join us as we take action and build power across prison walls!

Every year in the wintertime, Critical Resistance sends a note of solidarity, hope, and encouragement to all of the subscribers of The Abolitionist newspaper that are currently locked up in jails, detention centers, and prisons. This year we have over 5,800 postcards to send to our imprisoned comrades.

Every year we spend over $2,000 on postage stamps to send political organizing resources to people inside. This fall, CR Oakland members initiated a new study group with imprisoned people inside, based on Black and Pink’s model. With 25 people in prisons across the country, 15 CR Oakland members and volunteers read articles from The Abolitionist newspaper, wrote study questions and responses, then facilitated discussion across prison compiling prisoners’ responses with member responses and analysis, to send back to the study group inside. Can’t make it but want to support? Make a gift for postage here (https://criticalresistance.networkforgood.com/projects/42158-critical-resistance-year-end-fundraiser) and dedicate it to CR Oakland. Your gifts will help us launch the second study group in January 2018!

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Berkeley Homeless Persons’ Memorial Service
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Table has the privilege of co-hosting the Berkeley Homeless Persons’ Memorial Service, Tuesday December 19th 6:30pm gather at First Presbyterian Church, 2407 Dana Street then process to First Church Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way. Hosted by the Table Spiritual Community and First Church Berkeley.

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Dec
20
Wed
APTP General Meeting – Help Organize the next 96 Hours of Action @ ACCE
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us in planning the 4th annual 96 hours of action to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy. Bring your ideas and your friends as we continue the planning.

APTP meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. This meeting is being re-purposed as part of a series of spokescouncils to plan the 96 hours.

The Anti Police-Terror Project began as a project of the ONYX Organizing Committee. We are a Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color. Founding coalition members include the Black Power Network, Community Ready Corps, Workers World, and the Idriss Stelley Foundation.

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Dec
24
Sun
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 24 @ 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.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM during the cooler months,  once Daylight Savings Time springs forward we tend to assemble at 4 PM).

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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Dec
31
Sun
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 31 @ 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.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM during the cooler months,  once Daylight Savings Time springs forward we tend to assemble at 4 PM).

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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Jan
1
Mon
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Jan 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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.

In alliance with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) we organized the October 23, 2010 labor and community rally for Justice for Oscar Grant. On that day the ILWU shut down the Bay Area ports in solidarity. Our mission is to educate, organize and mobilize people against police and state repression. Sisters and brothers! The Oscar Grant Committee invites you to join us in this vital struggle.

We meet on the 1st Monday of each month
You can join our discussion list by sending a blank (doesn’t even need a subject) email to

oscargrantcommittee-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

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4
Thu
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission – Head of NCRIC to Testify @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The head of Northern California’s Federal spy data center, the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC), will testify and answer questions from the Commission.

Additional agenda items to follow.

 

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