Jabari Shaw, a well-known Oakland activist, his daughter and friend were nearly killed by US Marshalls and Oakland Police in a case of “mistaken identity.”
Come show your support for Jabari!
And these articles:
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!
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
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.
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
Which way for the ILWU-
Militant Unionism or Business Unionism?
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,
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.
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
“Ayotzinapa: Mexico at the Crossroads”
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
Vigilia/ Vigil at Campanile
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:
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.
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to survivors and victims of violence and police terror in Oakland.
We are organizing this gathering for the community to connect, share prayers, writings and poems from all spiritual traditions, reflect and recharge and build coalitions interested in healing.
In April, it will be two years since we started holding these prayer meetings at the Baha’i Center. Come share prayers, quotes, poems, and favorite passages from your scriptures with us. We will serve a simple breakfast.
• Learn security techniques & software.
• Understand why responsible security is important.
• Meet with other proactive residents!
Bring your laptop! Bring your phone!
All skill levels welcome, from novice to expert!
Oakland,CA 94607 USA
Wellstone Club Meeting
“What’s Happening with Greece, Spain and the European Union”
Potluck at 6PM; Meeting at 6:45PM
please bring something to share
The Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair is an annual event for people interested and
engaged in radical work to connect and learn through book and information tables,
workshops, panel discussions, skillshares, films and more! We create an inclusive space
to introduce new folks to anarchism, foster productive dialogue between various political
traditions and anarchists from different milieus, and create an opportunity to dissect
our movements’ strengths, weaknesses, strategies, and tactics.
The Human Rights Commission will hold a special mtg. to hear testimony/stories from those with encounters with the Richmond PD. The HRC is a sympathetic group. This meeting was requested by George Galvis and others in response the the recent shooting of Leno Gonzales by Richmond PD.
For more info. contact George Galvis with “Communities for Restorative Youth Justice”. Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice | Newsletter All are invited to attend this HRC mtg. on April 27th.
A more detailed master outline to come. The master outline will include detailed agendas that will breakdown; time, addresses, speakers, and logistics of each location.
In the wake of the recent unjust murders of Dontre Hamilton, Corey Stingley, Derek Williams, Brandon Johnson, Larry Jenkins, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and so many more at the hands of police officers and racist vigilantes, people in cities across the nation have risen up to demand Justice in their communities. For every individual killed, there is a mother who has suffered a loss greater than any one person should have to bear. We, the mothers of this movement, are calling on all concerned community members to join us in our fight. Together we unite to stand against police brutality and racial injustice and to demonstrate our love and determination to protect our children and our country. On May 9th, 2015, Mother’s Day Weekend, The Mothers for Justice United will march on the US Department of Justice in our nation’s capitol, Washington DC. Will you stand with us?
“My name is Maria Hamilton and I am Dontre Hamilton’s mother. I am overwhelmed bearing the loss of my son to police brutality. I ask with a humble heart – Join us in Washington on Mother’s Day as we take this fight directly to our elected officials. We need you.” – Maria Hamilton, Founder of Mothers for Justice United.
Mothers for Justice United is an organization of mothers whose unarmed children have been killed by police officers and white vigilantes. It is also comprised of concerned mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, friends, clergy, and other citizens nationwide who care about the loss of these valuable lives cut short unnecessarily. We are committed to halting the epidemic of the killing of unarmed people of color by police and white vigilantes in this country through direct action, legislation, and community building.
If you know of any mothers in your own community who have lost loved ones to police brutality and racist violence and you think they may be interested in joining us on Mother’s Day, please let us know. We are working to raise funds and to secure transportation and housing for the moms to be able to make this trip. We are also in search of people to help us in our endeavor by organizing and spreading the word in your own communities
Join California Coalition for Women Prisoners for a performance of Mariposa & the Saint and a conversation about the shocking conditions in California’s women’s prisons and what can be done to change them.
In 2012, Mariposa was sentenced to fifteen months in solitary confinement. In 2015, she is still in a special confinement unit. Through letters with longtime friend Julia Steele Allen, who met her through a CCWP prison visiting team, Mariposa brings her experience to the stage.
Written by Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca & Julia Steele Allen
Directed by Noelle Ghoussaini
A Benefit for the California Coalition for Women Prisoners.
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Doors open at 7:00 pm, play begins promptly at 7:30 pm