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Aug
31
Wed
Do We Need a Black Panther Party Today? @ West Oakland Youth Center
Aug 31 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Keith Carson
Alameda County Supervisor, District 5

Theme: Do we need a Black Panther Party today?

In today’s world, our community, in particular our youth, are facing grave
challenges, and many feel disempowered in being agents of change. Please
join us for an important community conversation based on the Ten Point
Program of the Black Panther Party. Our conversation next Wednesday, “Do we
need a Black Panther Party today?” is the first of a series of conversations
to discuss and find solutions for the issues that influence our daily lives.

See the flyer below with more details. RSVP your attendance at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/do-we-need-a-black-panther-party-today-tickets-
27356723697 and spread the word throughout your network!

We will provide a FREE DINNER on a first come first serve basis. We look
forward to you joining us!

 

 

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East Bay Homes Not Jails @ Omni Commons
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open as many homes as possible…
Hold them as long as possible…

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Sudo Room Weekly Party @ Omni Commons Sudo room
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our weekly PARTY to get this hackerspace together, to provide a venue for those things that otherwise cannot be worked out through day-to-day practice.

Potluck! – bring your own tasty dish!

Sudo room, located in the southwast corner of the ground floor, is a creative community and hackerspace. We offer tools and project space for a wide range of activities: electronics, sewing/crafting, 3D and 2D manufacturing, coding, and good old-fashioned co-learning!

Hours: The space is open whenever a member is present. Come visit! Best times to drop in are evenings between 7 and 9pm. See the calendar for recurring meetups and upcoming events: https://sudoroom.org/calendar

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Sep
1
Thu
Stand with Kaepernick – Press Conference in SF @ SF Police Officers Association
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us in supporting Colin Kaepernick!

San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick has recently garnered press attention for refusing to stand during the national anthem, in protest of the state violence enacted on people by this country on a daily basis, in the form of police brutality. He has specifically called out the disproportionate incidence of police brutality against people of color.

Unbelievably, the Police Officers’ Association (POA) of San Francisco, has sent a letter completely denying that SFPD has any racist violence problem — in spite of the record-breaking murder tally by SFPD in 2015, ending with the senseless shooting death of Mario Woods. Despite two more killings of people of color since then (Luis Gongora Pat and Jessica Nelson Williams), despite the DA and Public Defender acknowledging the problem, despite Chief Suhr recently stepping down in shame due to community outrage, despite the DA convening a panel to investigate – which has released 81 damning findings and recommendations, despite hundreds of protesters and worldwide press on violence by police against citizens in San Francisco. And despite the fact that San Francisco in 2015 made the top 10 worst list of ALL largest U.S. cities for per capita killings of citizens by police.
The POA is in total denial — and worse, it attacks those willing to state and stand for the truth.

Join us! – as we stand with Kaepernick and against POA’s inexplicable denials and attacks.

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Film Screening: A Place At The Table @ Berkeley Fellowship Unitarian Universalists' Hall
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Film Screening, Panel, and Potluck

Join us for a screening of the eye-opening film: A Place at the Table. After the film, we’ll hear from a panel of people working in the realm of food waste, hunger awareness, and the issues around nourishing our communities with good quality food.

Presented by Transition Berkeley, Slow Food East Bay, BFUU, Social Justice Committee, and the Ecology Center.
We hope to see you there. Please bring a potluck dish to share. For more details, and to RSVP visit our website here.

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Film screening & discussion: WILLIAM KUNSTLER: DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE @ Revolution Books
Sep 1 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Film screening & discussion hosted by notorious flag burner Joey Johnson
WILLIAM KUNSTLER: DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE

Filmmakers Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler explore the life of their father, the late, great radical civil rights lawyer. Kunstler defended the Black Panther Party, the American Indian Movement, and was called on by prisoners to negotiate for them during the Attica uprising of 1971. In 1989 William Kunstler successfully argued the case of Texas v. Johnson before the US Supreme Court and in a landmark decision won the right to burn a flag in protest. Joey Johnson, a revolutionary, who was represented by Kunstler after burning the American flag at the 1984 RNC, and who is now, along with 16 others in the Revolution Club, facing trumped up charges for exercising this right (of burning the flag) at the 2016 Republican National Convention will host the screening and discussion after the film.

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Sep
3
Sat
Suds, Snacks and Socialism: A World to Win- The Labor Movement Today @ Starry Plough POub
Sep 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

In our of Labor Day, we will explore some labor struggles which are transforming out world. Confirmed speakers include Steve Early, Roger Wilkins, Vince Edwards, and Alborz Ghandehari.

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Do Black Lives Really Matter? @ Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Sep 3 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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

We didn’t do our normal fin-de-mois feed on August 28th, so we’re making it up today.  Well marbled super rich folks, mmmmm…that’s good eating.

The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA will get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM 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 4 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 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.

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 or basement of Omni basement if raining
Sep 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If 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.  On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome.

ooGAOO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over 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)
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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Sep
6
Tue
Stop Urban Shield: Call the Alameda Board of Supervisors Today!
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

CALL THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ON SEPTEMBER 6TH!

From the Bay Area to the east coast and beyond, join us in letting the Alameda County Board of Supervisors know that their Sheriff’s war games are harming communities everywhere, and we demand that they put an end to it.

On Tuesday, September 6 beginning at 10am Pacific Time, we are calling on people everywhere to call and email the Alameda County Board of Supervisors throughout the day. We are demanding that they use their leadership to rein in the Sheriff’s unchecked attempts at increasing the militarization and policing of our communities, and to put an end to Urban Shield.

Supervisor Haggerty shawn.wilson@acgov.org (510) 272-6691
Supervisor Valle christopher.miley@acgov.org (510) 272-6692
Supervisor Chan jeanette.dong@acgov.org (510)272-6693
Supervisor Miley anna.gee@acgov.org (510)272-6694
Supervisor Carson rodney.brooks@acgov.org (510)272-6695

Sample script:

“Dear Supervisor _________,

I am writing to urge you and all Alameda County Board of Supervisors to take leadership in putting an end to the militarization of police and disaster preparedness represented by the annual Urban Shield exercises and weapons expo, funded by DHS through the Urban Areas Security Initiative. For too long, the Sheriff has gone unchecked in amassing militarized weaponry, surveillance technology, and hosting highly controversial trainings like Urban Shield that result in the further marginalization of our communities. Urban Shield’s emphasis on SWAT teams as the response to emergencies – including natural disasters – as well as the extremely militarized scenarios, diminishes resources for responding to the ordinary emergencies community members face every day. Alameda County should not be hosting war games funded by the Department of Homeland Security, which involve not only nine Bay Area counties, but teams from around the United States. That is why I ask you to exercise your leadership and reject any future funding and hosting of Urban Shield, and to stand with Alameda County communities, and people across the country.

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Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Neibyl Proctor Library
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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.

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Sep
7
Wed
East Bay Homes Not Jails @ Omni Commons
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open as many homes as possible…
Hold them as long as possible…

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Film Screening: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy @ Grand Lake Theater
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents:

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy  

The Bay Area premiere of Greg Palasts brilliant new documentary film, with live    appearances by S.F. comic Will Durst, Robert F. Kennedy Jr,  actress Rosario Dawson, producer Greg Palast and surprise guests

single screening only!!!
Grand Lake Theatre,  3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA
advance tickets: $15 :  at Books, Inc, Pegasus (3 sites), Moes, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloways. S.F. -Modern Times. $18 door, KPFA benefit  www.kpfa.org/events

Greg Palast is a New York Times bestselling author and an investigative journalist for the BBC and the British newspaper The Guardian.  Like Michael Moore, he is also a documentary filmmaker. His reports can be seen on BBC Television Newsnight. He is the author of New York Times bestsellers, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits and Armed Bandits as well as The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.

“His work is funny, heartbreaking, and loaded with facts like hand grenades,”
British writer and filmmaker John Pilger

“Palast is astonishing, he gets the real evidence no one else has the guts to dig up.”
Vincent Bugliosi, author of None Dare Call it Treason and Helter Skelter

Award-winning investigative journalist Greg Palast digs deep to unearth the ugly facts that few reporters working anywhere in the world today have the courage or ability to cover. From East Timor to Waco, he has exposed some of the most egregious cases of political corruption, corporate fraud, and financial manipulation in the US and abroad. His uncanny investigative skills as well as his no-holds-barred style have made him an anathema among magnates on four continents and a living legend among his colleagues and his devoted readership.

Will Durst, who will open the show, is acknowledged by peers and press alike as one of the premier satirists in America.  The New York Times called him, “quite possibly the best political comedian working in the country today.” Currently he writes a nationally syndicated humor column and is a frequent contributor on CNN, MSNBC & Fox News. Award-winning investigative reporter Greg Palast is the number one enemy of Jim Crow in the 21st century.

Palast made history when he broke the stealing of the 2000 presidential election by Bush 2, by illegally disenfranchising tens of thousands of Black voters in Florida. And Palast is back again in 2016 fighting the good fight, with a new major documentary, a new book, and major articles for Rolling Stone. For the last 25 weeks, Palast has teamed up with the KPFA Flashpoints crew to create an historic 30-part investigative series called the Elections Crimes Bulletin–which has repeatedly gone viral– in which Palast does what he does best: unmasks the continuing and unrelenting Jim-Crow attempts to prevent Black, Brown, and poor people from exercising their constitutional right to vote.

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Sudo Room Weekly Party @ Omni Commons Sudo room
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our weekly PARTY to get this hackerspace together, to provide a venue for those things that otherwise cannot be worked out through day-to-day practice.

Potluck! – bring your own tasty dish!

Sudo room, located in the southwast corner of the ground floor, is a creative community and hackerspace. We offer tools and project space for a wide range of activities: electronics, sewing/crafting, 3D and 2D manufacturing, coding, and good old-fashioned co-learning!

Hours: The space is open whenever a member is present. Come visit! Best times to drop in are evenings between 7 and 9pm. See the calendar for recurring meetups and upcoming events: https://sudoroom.org/calendar

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Sep
8
Thu
Conscientious Projector Presents “Babel” @ Fellowship Hall
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


“Babel” is a 2006 drama by Academy Award winning Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, considered a masterpiece by some critics. The film shows there are consequences and redemption for our actions. And though cultures differ in language and values, the multi-narrative stories highlight that we are all connected as one human family. Beautifully filmed over three continents. There are no heroes, just victims of fate and circumstance.

Sponsored by the BFUU SJC.

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Film screening and discussion: WHICH WAY HOME @ Revolution Books
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Director Rebecca Cammisa follows the struggles of these would-be “illegal aliens”— a group of young, unaccompanied Central American children fleeing violence and poverty, struggling to make their way through Mexico, riding on top of a train that crosses Mexico known as “La Bestia” (The Beast) to reach and cross the border into the United States.
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Sep
9
Fri
2016 National Conference by Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People & Family Movement
Sep 9 all-day

Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted Peoples & Families Movement

National Conference 2016

September 9-10, 2016 – Friday, September 9, 2016 at 9:00 AM  Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 5:30 PM (PDT)
Oakland, California

We are at very unique moment in our struggle. The public discourse is filled with talk about ending mass incarceration by elected officials, academics, correctional officials, and funders. We are organizing this conference to specifically strengthen the voices of formerly incarcerated people and our families and to ensure that our ideas are included in the discourse. As the Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People & Families Movement, we have made real progress since our first meeting in Selma in 2011.  As a movement, we need the opportunity to collectively discuss the progress that we have made. We also need the opportunity and space to determine where we should be going during the next Presidential Administration. In the past year, we have conducted several regional meetings where we presented expert panels of formerly incarcerated people and our family members. This National Conference will be an opportunity to explore our best practices and see what is being done across the country. We strongly encourage you join us for networking, sharing of resources, tabling and organizing opportunities, and we guarantee that you will meet some of the most interesting activists and people from our community.

We are also encouraging service providers, allies, foundations, and government officials to attend: this is a space in which formerly incarcerated people will be speaking in our own voices,sharing the wisdom and practical knowledge we’ve gained as activists and organizers over many years following incarceration, and discussing how best we can restore our rights and fully rejoin our communities.

Formerly Incarcerated People have elected to collectively and heavily invest in the conference. We have reserved the Oakland Airport Hilton Hotel and we have set aside resources to provided scholarship support to formerly incarcerated people and their families. We must once again pose the critical question we first raised at Selma when organizing the next conference: “Will You Be There?”

FICPFM is a group of national organizations comprised of & led by formerly incarcerated people dedicated to ending mass incarceration, restoring our rights, & removing the barriers to employment, housing, & education.

A limited number of Registration Scholarships are available to formerly incarcerated people and/or family members. To apply please submit this short application & an organizer will contact you soon.
Those who qualify will receive a CODE for a Scholarship ticket.

 

 

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STOP URBAN SHIELD: MASS MOBILIZATION @ Alameda County Fairgrounds
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

STATEWIDE MOBILIZATION.

On September 9, the Stop Urban Shield Coalition and communities from across the state will be mobilizing to Pleasanton, CA, where the Urban Shield weapons expo will be held. Join us in saying no to militarization and policing in our communities!

**We are organizing buses and travel from across the state for people everywhere to be able to attend. Please let us know if you would like travel support.**

Current pickup locations: Pleasanton, Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, Los Angeles

Urban Shield is an annual SWAT team policing training and weapons expo that brings together local, regional, and international police-military units – including those from the Apartheid State of Israel – to collaborate on new forms of surveillance, state repression, and state violence. It consists of extremely militarized policing trainings and war games that only seek to expand the power of law enforcement over our communities. As we continue to face and witness increased militarizaton and the violence of policing, we must resist programs like Urban Shield, and demand the resources that build our self-determination.

Stop Urban Shield is a broad based coalition of grassroots and social justice organizations that are working to put an end to Urban Shield. In 2014, our organizing and grassroots mobilizing led to Urban Shield being kicked out of Oakland. This year, with enough support from across the state, we can end it for good. Join us and spread the word!

Visit StopUrbanShield.org for more info.

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Counterpoints: Stories and Data For Resisting Displacement @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come build community power for resisting displacement in Alameda County!

The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (AEMP) hosts a night of food, music, conversation, and insurgent art.

AEMP reports back on a year of displacement data analysis and oral history in Oakland, Fremont, and Alameda. We are releasing a new narrative map along with project report writen with Tenants together.

The event honors those who participated in oral history interviews and the work of community partners: Oakland Creative Neighborhoods Coalition, Fremont RISE, Alameda Renters Coalition, Bay Area Video Coalition, and more!

AEMP will be providing transportation from Fruitvale Bart to Eastside Arts Alliance. contact: carlita.wo@gmail.com if you would like to ride with us!
About Anti-Eviction Mapping Project

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