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Mar
29
Sun
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 29 @ 5:15 pm

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland  Directions

OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than three 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.

The bulk of the work of Occupy Oakland does NOT happen in the General Assembly. It happens in various committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives voluntarily come to the GA and report on past and future actions. 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 GA

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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Mar
30
Mon
Justice 4 O’Shaine Evans: Press Conference. @ Hall of Justice
Mar 30 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

O’Shaine Evans was shot and killed by SFPD Officer David Goff October 7th.

Join his family as they file for damages!

O’Shaine was a Caribbean immigrant raised in Oakland, an aspiring boxer, an enthusiastic uncle, and a beloved community member whose life was tragically cut short just five months ago.

Since O’Shaine’s death, his mother Angela, his sister Cadine, and his brother and brother-in-law Troy and Raheim, have become incredibly active in the anti-police brutality movement–attending rallies and marches, speaking to draw connections between immigrant rights, racial discrimination, and police misconduct.

Now it’s our time for all Bay Area residents fighting the criminalization of Black and Brown young people to come together and support O’Shaine’s fight for justice!

Facebook event.

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Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Meeting @ 5th floor
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Get involved with the fight against solitary confinement.

Become a human rights pen pal: Contact cws@igc.org

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Occupy Forum: DEEP GREEN RESISTANCE @ Global Exchange, at 16th St. BART
Mar 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

OOPS!!!
After consideration of the wishes of members of the trans community, Deep Green Resistance will not be presenting at OccupyForum on Monday March 30th. I apologize to the trans community for insensitivity and ignorance about these issues. We offer the trans community the opportunity to schedule an OccupyForum to explain their position. On Monday, we will open the Forum to discussion about how we can work together as a movement to strengthen our understanding of each other, and persevere in our work. We also appreciate the unique understanding of the dire straits of our planet and the strategic thinking that DGR has revealed to us.

Information, discussion & community!
Monday Night Forum!!
 

Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogueon all sides of these critically important issues!

OccupyForum presentsDEEP GREEN RESISTANCE
 An Analysis, a Strategy, and a Movement for Justice

Deep Green Resistance is an organization committed to the protection of nature above all else. The threat posed by industrial civilization on our planet is far too great for us to wait around and ask nicely for the destruction to stop. Two-hundred species a day are going extinct and every ecosystem on the planet is in decline. It is time to meet the scale of the problem head on with a strategy that can actually win.Deep Green Resistance is an analysis, a strategy, and the only organization of its kind. As an analysis, it reveals civilization as the institution that is destroying life on Earth. As a strategy, it offers a concrete plan for how to stop that destruction. As an organization, Deep Green Resistance is implementing that strategy. As an aboveground organization, DGR works to build community, restore habitat, and promote sustainable living tactics in the fight to save our planet. Understanding the severity of the problem, we also argue for the necessity of an underground that can strategically target the infrastructure of industrialization. The different branches of a resistance movement must all be working in tandem. The aboveground and belowground, the militants and the nonviolent, the frontline activists, and the cultural workers all must do what needs to be done to stop the destruction.

First and foremost, members of DGR recognize that all of us currently living in the United States of America, with the exception of surviving indigenous peoples, are living on stolen land. Over the last 500 years, the ongoing genocide of indigenous people has been carried out by the U.S. Government and its allies in an effort to illegally occupy the land beneath our feet. Deep Green Resistance uses a radical analysis to reveal that the current dominant culture, and civilization as a construct, is irredeemable and fundamentally unsustainable. We are living in a society based on violence, oppression, and resource depletion. It is the most destructive and exploitative culture that that planet has ever known and it must be stopped immediately and decisively if future generations are to have any hope of a livable planet.

The liberal movement has created many environmentalist groups who, for the last 40 or so years, have fought a hard battle against the institutionalized destruction of the planet. Unlike many other environmentalist groups, Deep Green Resistance is rooted in radicalism as opposed to liberalism. By identifying the underlying, concrete power structure of society, we can have a fighting chance to confront and dismantle the oppressive system that is at the root of the destruction. Capitalism, patriarchy, race and gender oppression, and the threat of violent state repression all help to sustain the system of destruction. DGR seeks to build a culture of resistance to dismantle these systems and to utilize our strategy of DEW (Decisive Ecological Warfare) to build a movement capable of gaining the power back which has been stolen from all of us. Unlike most environmental and social justice organizations, DGR asks “What must we do to be effective?”; not “What will those in power allow us to do?”

Members from Deep Green Resistance will be speaking and answering questions at tonight’s forum. A short presentation of the analysis, strategy, and current projects will be followed by a discussion about future goals and solidarity building. Come by for a meet and greet and learn more about what membership of Deep Green Resistance is about.

Discussion and Announcements to follow.OccupyForum welcomes donations, no one turned away.

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Mar
31
Tue
March for the Oakland Schools Students Deserve @ San Antonio Park
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • March to OUSD HQ at 1000 Broadway.
  • Better Contracts for Students and Teachers.
  • Keep Public Schools Public.
  • Hard Caps for Special Eduction.
  • Money for School Sites not Upper Administration.
  • Counselors not Cops.
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Palestine: A laboratory for global repression. A Presentation by journalist Rania Khalek @ 105 NorthGate Hall
Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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Occupy The Farm: The Film @ New Parkway Theater
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

PolicyLink and Food First present “Occupy The Farm”, the story of 200 urban farmers who plant 2 acres of crops on a publicly owned research farm in order to save the land from becoming a real-estate development. The Village Voice calls the film, “Riveting from start.” The New Parkway Theater screening is for one night only. Q&A to follow screening will include Effie Rawlings from Occupy the Farm

Facebook event.

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Which Way For the ILWU – Militant Unionism or Business Unionism?
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm

Which way for the ILWU-

Militant Unionism or Business Unionism?

 
– Hear ILWU Longshore Activists Speak on the Recent Longshore Contract Negotiations
– Open Discussion on the Tentative Agreement 
–Longshore Members & Caucus delegates invited (EVERYONE IS WELCOME!)
 
WHEN: TUESDAY, MARCH 31 @ 7PM
WHERE: 1187 Franklin St., SF (across the street from ILWU International Headquarters)

 

 
The ILWU has a proud history of class struggle and the fight for democratic principles codified in the Ten Guiding Principles of the ILWU. Today ILWU officials flaunt these union principles, using top down control to direct longshore workers to cross picket lines and keep contract negotiations secret while the PMA gives the contract to the maritime employers’ Journal Of Commerce. This contract gives employers a free hand to automate without counter demands of shorter shifts tied to wage increases and follows on the tail of the concessionary grain contracts at EGT and the Northwest Grain agreements. Left unchecked, it will gut ILWU’s coastwide power and bury arguably the last militant union in the United States.

 

Speakers:
- Anthony Leviege, activist member ILWU Local 10
- Stacey Rodgers, Executive Board member ILWU Local 10
- Jack Mulcahy*, member ILWU Local 8 Portland, grain negotiator
- Dan Coffman*, former president of Longview ILWU Local 21
- Howard Keylor, retired member of ILWU Local 10, an organizer of the historic 1984 longshore anti-apartheid strike
- Jack Heyman, retired member of ILWU Local 10, organizer of militant port actions
* speaking by skype
 
 
Organized by the Transport Workers Solidarity Committee (www.transportworkers.org)

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Apr
1
Wed
Picket Lines & Produce Stands: Worker Power in Food Justice @ Omni Commons
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Facebook event.

Join Movement Generation us for a Meal & Conversation

Behind that delicious #2 Burger & Fry Combo is a billion dollar fast food industry that not only erodes our soil, contaminates our water and destroys our health, but also serves up poverty wages and deadly working conditions to millions of fast food workers.

As food justice activists fighting to transition our food system away from industrial farming toward local, sustainable agriculture, how do we unite our frontlines with the very workers who plant, harvest, pack, transport, cook, serve, and compost our food?

As workers organizing for $15/hour and a union, how do we win not just respect and a fair wage, but also the power to transform the food industry itself into one that is good for both people and planet, for both our customers and our children?

From farm to plate, warehouse to compost, loading dock to drive thru, workers are the scholars of this rotten food system, placing them front and center in crafting solutions to the food, climate and economic crises.

Join us for a delicious meal and powerful conversation between food sovereignty activists and farmworkers, grocery workers, fast food workers, and restaurant workers about the future of our food system.

Visit http://bit.ly/1CouOAk to co-sponsor the event.

Free event. Accessible space. Program will be bilingual – Spanish & English. Childcare provided. For more information,

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Action-oriented Anti-policing Study Group @ Omni Collective
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

We are having an orientation for our hands-on study group. The focus of the project is both analytical and activist. As a group, we will develop an understanding of the relationship between gentrification and police violence thru readings, workshops and discussions. At the same time, we will be developing and implementing strategies in our neighborhoods that seek to discourage other people that are new to Oakland from calling the cops. It will last about 3 months

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Apr
2
Thu
Wifi Mesh General Meeting – Thu 7pm-9pm – 2141 Broadway Oakland, CA @ SudoRoom
Apr 2 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Wifi Mesh General Meeting

When: November 28, 2013 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Sudo Room 2141 Broadway Oakland,CA 94607 USA
Contact: Jenny Ryan – e-mail
Mesh_topology_diagram

We’re building a community wireless mesh network!

A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts as a relay to other computers, such that a network can stretch to cover entire cities. Our goal is to create such a free mesh network that is entirely controlled and operated by the community!

Want to help create an alternate means of digital communication that isn’t governed by for-profit internet service providers? Join us for the mesh hacknight!

We have crowdfunded the purchase of our first 100+ routers and are preparing to deploy the first nodes in Oakland. We need people with both technical and non-technical backgrounds to help with everything from local community involvement and crowdfunding to mounting wifi routers on buildings and developing software!

Last Thursdays are General Meetings for planning, strategy, and orientation for new folks.

 

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Caravana 43: BERKELEY con AYOTZINAPA (Disappeared Mexican Students) @ Martin Luther King Civic Center Park
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Facebook event.

We’re all very honored to be having 2 parents from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero and 2 surviving students come to UCBerkeley from April 2nd to April 3rd. We’ve been working very hard planning events where everyone can come and see the parents speak on their journey and on their continuous fight to find their missing children. We want the whole community, non-students and students, to come out and come together to welcome them to UCBerkeley and show them what international solidarity looks like.
We are asking you all to spread the word of their anticipated arrival and attend the spaces we are holding for them because their testimonies are direct evidence as to why, we, thousands of miles away from Ayotzinapa, should continue to carry on this struggle and denounce the injustices of their government.

Agenda/ Here is the schedule for the 2 days.

April 2nd:
2PM-4PM Martin Luther King Civic Center Park (2151
M.L.K. Jr Way)

Bienvenida a los padres y normalistas/Welcoming the parents

6PM-8PM 110 Boalt Hall
Discusión/ Discussion with Jim Cavallaro
Commisioner, Inter-American Commission of Human Rights/Berkeley Law School

April 3rd
1PM -3PM
“Ayotzinapa: Mexico at the Crossroads”
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

5PM
Vigilia/ Vigil at Campanile

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Apr
5
Sun
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland  Directions

OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than three 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.

The bulk of the work of Occupy Oakland does NOT happen in the General Assembly. It happens in various committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives voluntarily come to the GA and report on past and future actions. 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 GA

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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Apr
6
Mon
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Meeting @ 5th floor
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Get involved with the fight against solitary confinement.

Become a human rights pen pal: Contact cws@igc.org

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Apr
8
Wed
Save CCSF Coalition General Assembly
Apr 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Check calendar to verify and for location


Help organize to defend public education! Remove the dictatorship and demand an end to downsizing, pushout policies, austerity, and attacks on diversity, and the cancellation of the construction of the Performing Arts Education Center.

www.facebook.com/saveccsf
info@saveccsf.org
www.saveccsf.org

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Politics of Debt Reading Group: The Latest on Syriza, Greece, Its Debt, Austerity and the Troika. @ Omni Commons basement
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We’ll be checking up on what’s happened in Greece 2 1/2 months after Syriza, the anti-austerity party, won the election.

Check back soon for links to articles to read before the discussion.  Here’s one to start off with:

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Apr
9
Thu
Wifi Mesh General Meeting – Thu 7pm-9pm – 2141 Broadway Oakland, CA @ SudoRoom
Apr 9 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Wifi Mesh General Meeting

When: November 28, 2013 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Sudo Room 2141 Broadway Oakland,CA 94607 USA
Contact: Jenny Ryan – e-mail
Mesh_topology_diagram

We’re building a community wireless mesh network!

A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts as a relay to other computers, such that a network can stretch to cover entire cities. Our goal is to create such a free mesh network that is entirely controlled and operated by the community!

Want to help create an alternate means of digital communication that isn’t governed by for-profit internet service providers? Join us for the mesh hacknight!

We have crowdfunded the purchase of our first 100+ routers and are preparing to deploy the first nodes in Oakland. We need people with both technical and non-technical backgrounds to help with everything from local community involvement and crowdfunding to mounting wifi routers on buildings and developing software!

Last Thursdays are General Meetings for planning, strategy, and orientation for new folks.

 

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Livable Wage Assembly Planning Meeting for April 15th @ SEIU Local 1000 union hall, 2nd floor
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

OLWAwebThe Oakland Livable Wage Assembly builds community and power among those who seek higher wages and better work life conditions for area workers. We meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the SEIU Local 1000 union hall, 1433 Webster Street, 2nd Floor in downtown Oakland. These assembly meetings occur from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Our work together encompasses:

  • (1) the concerns of precarious, contingent and care workers;
  • (2) current campaigns to improve wages for low-wage workers; and
  • (3) efforts by unionized workers and unions to improve wages and quality of work life.

At this meeting we will be planning an action at OGP on April 15th (4/15 = FOR $15)  in tandem with other actions around the East Bay and converging on a huge FF15 rally to commence at 3:00 PM at UC Berkeley.

We share stories and information in an egalitarian and participatory way to build relationships and build the movement.

We look forward to learning with you and making change for the better. Please love and support one another. We have a duty to fight. We have a duty to win.

 

 

 

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Black Community Control of the Police: Featuring Omali Yeshitela @ Uhuru House
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Demand the power to hire, fire and discipline the police be in the hands of a community-selected committee.

Culture. Speakers. Food.

Keynote by Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African Socialist International and leader of the Uhuru Movement.

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