January – February 2015

Privacy Lab – a meetup for privacy minded people in San Francisco @ Mozzilla offices, details available on registration
Jan 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Register here.

This is a meeting for privacy minded people in San Francisco. January 28th is International Data Privacy Day, a fitting time to host the first in what we hope will be an ongoing series of Privacy Lab Meetups in the Bay Area.

At this meeting our speaker will be Cooper Quintin from the EFF, who will present “A State of the Union for Privacy and Consumer Protection and Wishlist for 2015″. His presentation will be preceded by 30 minutes of socializing as people arrive, and then followed by about an hour for general questions, interactions, discussion and networking. Additionally the event will be held at Mozilla’s San Francisco office, where developers of the Firefox browser can more easily join.

Our aim is to include and bring together privacy professionals and others interested in privacy at for-profits, non-profits, and NGOs in an effort to contribute to the state of the ecosystem for privacy.  By attending you’ll be able to hear about what other people and organizations are working on and how to get involved.

We hope to see you attend and become part of the growing community of privacy advocates in San Francisco.

Register here.

All out to stop the Privatization of OUSD @ Escuelita Elementary School
Jan 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

On Wednesday OUSD will be discussing proposals to privatize Fremont HS, Castlemont HS, McClymonds HS, Frick MS and Brookfield Elementary and make it easier for charter schools to recruit public school families. This is tied to changes the district is pushing to the teacher union contract that will make these turnarounds easier to implement.

OEA is fighting for the resources needed to create stable schools and bottom-up school transformation!

Let’s show up unified as teachers, students, parents and community members to shut down the Superintendent Wilson’s proposals to continue the experimentation on flatland schools and the implementation of top-down school turnarounds.

Facebook event.

U.S. Board Calls Public Meeting on Chevron Refinery Accident & Fire
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on January 28, 2015, starting a 6:00 p.m. at the 450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA, 94804.

Next Wednesday, January 28, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will hold a public meeting, to present the third and final investigation report and safety recommendations from the August 6, 2012, crude unit fire that occurred at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, CA. That fire endangered 19 workers and sent more than 15,000 residents to the hospital for medical attention.

The Draft report is here [big PDF file]:

 More information here.

Corporate Coloniality and the Demotion of Capitalism @ OMNI Collective
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The first of eight meetings is January 28th.

This seminar will study the corporate structure, its historical development, and its modes of political control.


Radical Women Meetup San Francisco
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Event for radical women in San Francisco,: discussion about the importance of women of color being involved and given a voice.
Court Support: New Year’s Even kettle arrests. @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Dept 107
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

The folks in this kettle rang in the New Year with arrests. Let’s show them 2015 will be full of solidarity!

Come out to Wiley Manuel on both Thursday, 01/29 and Friday, 01/30 at 9am in Department 107 for their arraignments!

Always check Antirepression website and facebook for last minute changes.

KPFA Fundraiser Film Screening: THE THROWAWAYS @ International House
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

6:00 pm and 8:00 pm screenings

KPFA Radio 94.1FM and International House, UC Berkeley, present:

An award winning documentary film
With Bhawin Suchak (Director/Producer) & Ira McKinley (ex-felon & homeless filmmaker)

Tickets: 800-838-3006 or at independent bookstores, student discount at door, KPFA benefit

The Throwaways is a timely and provocative look at the impact of mass incarceration and police brutality on black men in America. Told through the eyes of homeless ex-felon Ira McKinley, the film documents his struggle to bring positive changes to his community in inner-city Albany, NY. As he strives to give voice to the people on the streets fighting for survival, McKinley confronts the stigma of being formerly incarcerated. More than an illumination of marginalized people in trouble, this film is a call to action, a narrative of engaging in the fight for justice.

“The Throwaways courageously explores the most pressing racial justice issue of our time: the mass incarceration and profiling of poor people of color.”
-Michelle Alexander, author, The New Jim Crow

Featured on Democracy Now!

WINNER Best Documentary, Long Beach Indie Film
WINNER New York Hi-Light, Harlem International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION at eight other film festivals

Bhawin Suchak, Director/Producer
Sam Pollard, Executive Producer, an award-winning feature film and television video editor, and documentary producer/director whose career spans almost thirty years. He has edited several Spike Lee films (Four Little Girls, Jungle Fever, Mo Better Blues) and served as the producer for Henry Hampton’s historical civil rights documentary Eyes On The Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads.


Tickets via Brownpapertickets.



Court Support: New Year’s Even kettle arrests. @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Dept 107
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

The folks in this kettle rang in the New Year with arrests. Let’s show them 2015 will be full of solidarity!

Come out to Wiley Manuel on both Thursday, 01/29 and Friday, 01/30 at 9am in Department 107 for their arraignments!

Always check Antirepression website and facebook for last minute changes.

Film Screening: The Throwaways. Discussion Re Police Terror and Related Activism. @ OMNI Collective
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Screening of ‘The Throwaways’ w/ discussion around police terrorism and related activism.

Note: Time is uncertain. Not listed in the original posting on the #BlackLivesMatter calendar, and not currently on the Omni calendar.


Security/Privacy/Surveillance Workshop for Activists @ Liberating Ourselves Locally
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

LOL will be hosting a free Security and Privacy Workshop which will include practical sessions on phone security apps, operational security, risk assessment, and other tools you can use to enhance your safety and privacy across your devices.

Continue Work on the Berkeley Post Office Community Garden. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The planting was last week.  The gardening work continues. Join us!

More information on  the Berkeley Post Office Defense against the sale and privatization here.

Pictures and videos of the soil preparation and planting here.

Global Day Against Torture @ Everywhere
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Facebook page.

In late November the Senate Report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of Torture was released. This report has since been swept under the rug and nearly forgotten.

The Mainstream media, the government and a complicit American public are prepared to forget about the Senate Report on CIA torture AND WE CANNOT LET THAT HAPPEN!

Join organizations and individuals from across the political spectrum for protests, rallies, and gatherings on Saturday January 31st to make sure America and the US government do not go unchallenged.



1. This is Decentralized. Connect with activists in your community and plan rallies, protests, street theater, or reenactments of waterboarding or force-feeding. GRAB THE PUBLIC’S ATTENTION!

2. Create a FB event and post it on the coordinating Facebook page! We will add it to the list below.

3. Create memes, write blogs, contact local media, indy media, talk to friends and families! Use the Hashtag #EndTorture Do whatever you can to spread the word through social media and in real life!

4. INVITE! INVITE! INVITE! Let’s get the invite list over 50,000 people by January 30th. We can do this! Share on FB pages, twitter, and more!

5. Hit the streets, inform the public and change the global conversation.


EVENTS as of 1/11/15.  Check the Facebook page for updates.

Portland, Oregon

Seattle, Washington

Houston, Texas

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Leesburg Florida

St. Pete, Florida

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

A careful & close analysis of the Haitian Revolution: How does it connect to today? @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A careful & close analysis of the Haitian Revolution (the world’s first nation of Africans to overthrow slavery)! How does it connect to today?


We invite you to be apart of our monthly study group. We use films, texts, and speakers to explore Haiti’s history, current political situation, and make connections to parallel struggles throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Come to this month’s meeting!

Facebook event.

The (Ongoing) Haitian Revolution

January 1st marked the 211th anniversary of Haiti’s independence. Join us as we analyze how Haiti gained its independence and discuss the connections to today.

Future Topics include:
The return to dictatorship; mass incarceration and political prisoners; sweatshops and privatization; the ongoing pillaging of Haiti’s resources; labor activism; COINTELPRO tactics in Haiti and the U.S.; racism; parallel struggles in Latin America; and many more!

What would you like to learn about? Send your suggestions!Got an idea for a study group topic? Let us know! Email us at, Tweet us, or visit our Facebook page!

Sent by Haiti Action Committee and on FACEBOOK

Action for Worker Justice in Berkeley! Restaurant Workers Rising! @ HS Lordships Restaurant
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for our upcoming action to demand worker justice at HS Lordships!

As workers all across the U.S. and Bay Area are standing up to demand living wages and fair working conditions, restaurant workers in Berkeley are also defending their right to respectful treatment and healthcare in order to live dignified lives. At HS Lordships, workers have been without a contract for more than four years. At the restaurant, servers make $10 an hour and pay more than $500 per month for family insurance. The company is now proposing that workers pay $800 a month for family insurance. Workers are fighting for affordable medical insurance and saying “no more” to skyrocketing healthcare costs!

“My name is Rocio Ibarra and I have been working for HS Lordships restaurant since February 2000. Throughout these years, I have gained many rights as a result of becoming part of the union. In the last two years, my family, which includes my three sons and husband, has been living without health insurance. Over the last few years, the cost of health insurance at HS Lordships has gotten so high that I have to choose whether to pay for healthcare or rent and food for my children. It is urgent that HS Lordships respects our right to affordable health coverage. I humbly ask for your help in convincing HS Lordships to change its position on the issue. Together we can have a voice. Thank you.”

-Rocio Ibarra, hostess at HS Lordships

Questions or need a ride? Contact Nicole Zapata at

UNITE HERE Local 2850

From NYC to Ferguson to Oakland, Imani Henry Talks on Nationwide Fight Against Police Terror @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Imani Keith Henry is a longtime activist in the anti-police brutality, anti-war and LGBTQ movements in the US. He is an organizer with The Peoples Power Assembly, which helped to coordinate emergency day of/day after actions in NYC and nationally in response to the Ferguson grand jury decision. Imani has travelled to Ferguson, MO twice and most recently took part in a 36-person civil disobedience action on December 4th in response to the Garner grand jury decision.

He is also the founder of The Equality for Flatbush Project (E4F), which does grassroots anti-police repression, affordable housing and anti-gentrification organizing in the East Flatbush and Flatbush communities of Brooklyn, NY.Additionally Gloria Verdieu of the San Diego Committee Against Police Brutality will report on what’s going on in San Diego. Community Activisit, Gloria Verdieu is an organizer with the Committee Against Police Brutality- San Diego and San Diego Coalition to Free Mumia Abu Jamal and All Political Prisoners.Refreshments will be provided, wheelchair accessible, a few blocks from 19th St BART

Presented by Workers World Party
1305 Franklin, #411, Oakland 510-600-5800

Facebook event.

More on Imani Henry: Imani’s writing has appeared in several publications including the Lambda award winning Does Your Mama Know (Red Bone Press), Voices Rising: Celebrating 20 years of Black LGBT Writing (Other Countries) and Marxism, Reparations and the Black Freedom Struggle, (World View Forum Publishing) and the newly released, Against Equality: Prisons Will Not Protect You, (Against Equality Publishing).

Under the brand, OD For the People, Imani is an Organizational Development Consultant and Diversity Trainer who provides change management services specifically for nonprofits and universities. Imani has a Masters in Social Work from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work and a Masters in Public Administration from The Wagner School of Public Service. Follow Imani on Twitter Imani Henry

Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Omni Collective
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Until the end of February (22nd) 2015 GA will meet at the Omni Collective basement, mostly at its regular time, 4PM Sunday.

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly generally meets Sundays, 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 Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland  Directions

We have 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. Discussion Topic (Optional)

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: (
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (
Strike Debt Bay Area :
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:
Oakland Privacy Working Group:
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:
Bay Area AntiRepression:
Biblioteca Popular:
Interfaith Tent:
Port Truckers Solidarity:
Bay Area Intifada:
Transport Workers Solidarity:
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy)
Sudo Room:
Omni Collective:
First They Came for the Homeless:
Sunflower Alliance:
Bay Area Public School:

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United:
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department:

Protest the San Leandro Tank! @ City Hall
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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City Council to Consider #BlackLivesMatter, Police Violence Recommendations.
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

According to the Contra Costa Times, “Recommendations from the meeting ((The #BlackLivesMatter City Council forum held on January 24th)) will be considered ((at the February 3rd City Council meeting)) .”

Court Support: Blackout Collective Dismissal Hearing @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Dept 115
Feb 4 @ 8:45 am – 11:30 am

Always check Antirepression website and facebook for last minute changes.


Corporate Coloniality and the Demotion of Capitalism @ OMNI Collective
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The first of eight meetings is January 28th.

This seminar will study the corporate structure, its historical development, and its modes of political control.