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September – October 2014

Sep
21
Sun
Free Day of Dental Care. BBQ. @ Suite A
Sep 21 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

 

 

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or SUDOROOM if raining
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meeting time has been temporarily changed to 4:00 PM for the summer, anyway.

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly generally meets Sundays, 2-4 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 2:00 PM we meet inside at the new Sudoroom, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland  Directions

We have met on a continuous basis for more then two and a half 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

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/
Justice 4 Alan Blueford: justice4alanblueford.org
Oakland Privacy Group: 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
Albany Bulb Defense: sharethebulb.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: sudoroom.org

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
22
Mon
Flood Wall Street in Support of Actions Against Climate Change. @ Downtown Manhattan
Sep 22 all-day

 

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. On the 21st, there will be a massive march. On the 22nd, the day before their summit, as politicians have meetings with the corporate oligarchs who profit from the disasters they are creating, we are going to take action. We will Flood Wall Street. Be there. Climate Change is here, and the only solution is a movement.

RSVP page for #floodwallstreet: https://www.facebook.com/events/832215646797522/

Learn More: http://floodwallstreet.net

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Ongoing: Berkeley Staples Table/Occupation and Boycott. @ Staples, Downtown Berkeley
Sep 22 @ 12:00 am – Sep 24 @ 11:45 pm

Peeps are continually staffing a table outside of Staples, 24-7, ongoing for more than three weeks now (and about a month in July, then a short break). They are protesting the privatization of the Post Office and Staples role in it, outsourcing living wage Postal Service personnel for subsistence wage Staples employees.

Tents have gone up along the Durant sidewalk with ‘Stop Staples’ signs!

Come by and say hello, hang out, bring ‘em a bit to eat and drink, and give them your support!

 

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David Id (IndyBay) vs BART: US District Court @ US District Court
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

An article about the lawsuit.

David Id writes:

 

September 8th marks the three-year anniversary since BART police arrested me during a protest inside the Powell Street BART station. Numerous other journalists were kettled by BART police, yet I was the only credentialed reporter to be handcuffed, arrested, and held in police custody for three hours. I was also the only journalist virtually every BART police officer knew by name. I know that for a fact now.

Up to that point, I had posted over 250 separate pieces related to the murders of Oscar Grant on January 1, 2009, Charles Hill on July 3, 2011, and BART’s disabling of cell phones in San Francisco stations on August 11, 2011. This coverage included photos, video, and audio from speak-outs, protests, tribunals, and community town halls. It included updates, transcripts, and exhibits from Mehserle’s various court hearings. It included reports from protests at the trial in Los Angeles, Sacramento legislative hearings on BART police, Oakland BART board meetings, BART subcommittee meetings on police oversight, and much more.

I became intimate with a number of members of Oscar Grant’s family, activists, organizers, community and religious leaders, legislative assistants, members of the BART board of directors and other BART administrative employees. My reporting was named in Mehserle’s motion to change venue. I’d regularly walk into BART meetings and see their employees reading my latest articles on their phones.

And BART police were definitely watching. They knew I wasn’t shy about calling out their lies, incompetence, and corruption. They regularly read my reports and then set out to target me for arrest, as the evidence shows. Ever since my arrest on September 8, 2011, I have been pursuing a civil rights lawsuit for retaliatory animus and violations of my First Amendment rights. It’s taken me three full years to get to this point.

On September 22, just two short weeks from now, my case against BART PD deputy chief Dan Hartwig goes to trial at the United States District Court in San Francisco. The trial is expected to last five days starting on Monday, September 22, Tuesday being an off day, and then continuing through the following Monday.

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A film by Michael Nash: Climate Refugees, The Human Face of Climate Change @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents

Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue

on all sides of these critically important issues!

A film by Michael Nash

Climate Refugees

The Human Face of Climate Change

Climate Refugees addresses the issue of climate change-induced migration. The term “refugees” is controversial because it implies for some people,particularly Pacific Islanders, a negative legal category. Adaptation could include the notion of “migration with dignity” which would involve pre-planning and anticipation of needs before circumstances are so dire that people are forcibly displaced.

Scientists have designated the contemporary geologic epoch the Anthropocene because human beings are the dominant force affecting the fundamental systems that govern life on earth. Since the global land mass has been carved up into nation-states, how will these entities cope with the millions of people on the move both internally and across borders looking for safety and sustenance as a result of climate chaos? Climate Refugees investigates this condition through interviews with people already devastated by climate disaster and with specialists grappling with the problem.

Climate change is about upheaval. Upheaval is the enemy of security. –Andrew Simms

Q&A and Announcements will follow.
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Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Postal Service has put the Berkeley Post Office up for sale!!

The Postal Service outsourced Post Office services to Staples, replacing union jobs with low-paying, low benefit work.

And we’re fighting against both!

Come find out the latest news and help us plan our next steps.

On July 29th, at our invite, Ralph Nader spoke on the steps of the Berkeley Post Office against privatization and corporatism. Watch and listen to his talk here.

We began the “Don’t Shop at Staples” campaign with some awesome… what else? … postcards to send to Staples management!  Here’s the front of the postcard. The campaign has been adopted by Postal Unions, the San Francisco Labor Council and has been endorsed by the AFL-CIO, and has gone national!

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All four Postal Unions have joined together to support maintaining full service, public Post Offices in every community, with expansion to include postal banking, and to oppose subcontracting and privatization of services. Many labor unions including The California Federation of Teachers have  passed a resolution in support of opposition to Staples.

Check out our correspondence with the President of the American Postal Workers Union, Mark Dimondstein. The APWU has been leading the charge against Staples.

For most of July. August and September the sidewalk in front of Staples has been ‘occupied’ 24/7 by an intrepid band of San Francisco occupiers with solidarity and support from BPOD members distributing literature and convincing people not to shop at Staples.  Come hang out with them outside Staples at Durant & Shattuck.

And we need to be prepared if the Post Office announces a sale! The Advisory Commission on Historical Preservation came out with its report, recommending that sales of Historic Post offices be halted until the USPS conforms with historical preservation law. Here is our response.  Also the Office of Inspector General’s report on the sale of Historic Post Offices came out  recently – anything could happen now since Congress’ “request” that no historic Post Offices be sold until it had come out has been honored and no further Congressional request or mandate has come down. Come help us plan our response.

We have joined with other activists in Berkeley to put a ballot initiative on the ballot to rezone the Berkeley Post Office and other areas in the Historic District to prevent privatization, and also to insure a better Downtown Berkeley.  We succeeded in getting the necessary signatures; it will be voted on in November, but Tom Bates and the City Council have nefarious plans to undermine our coalition. The Berkeley Planning Commission passed a similar zoning ordinance (finally) on August 27th.  It went the City Council on September 9th. The 2nd and final reading will be on September 30th.

Encouraging articles are still coming out about using Post Offices as banking facilities for the unbanked. The National Conference of Mayors recently endorsed Postal Banking.  Pew Research held a day-long seminar on Postal Banking.  The Postal unions and other groups have announced plans for a conference on postal banking in November.

AND CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE.

BPOD is an offshoot of Strike Debt Bay Area, an offshoot of Occupy Oakland and a chapter of the national Strike Debt movement, which is an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street.

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Hell in Paradise: My visit to Pelican Bay State Prison @ Monday Night Marsh. 24th Street BART - 3 1/2 block walk
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Hell in Paradise: My visit to Pelican Bay State Prison

4 people will be performing 20 minutes of new material, including Charlie Hinton
Please stay until the end if at all possible
There’s a parking garage on 22nd between Valencia and Mission. Street parking is difficult
Doors open at 7:00

From the playright:

This show has developed organically over the past year, and surprised even me. I responded to an action alert to support the hunger strikers at Pelican Bay last summer. A number of them wrote me back, and i’ve written a prison visit dialogue based on sections of their letters, as well as my observations of the prison itself and the natural beauty of Crescent City, where it’s located .

The man I focus on the most, Clyde Jackson, is a native San Franciscan who was sentenced to life imprisonment for a crime that he committed at age 17 (in which no one was killed). He’s now 51, so he’s been in prison 2/3 of his life, 31 years in solitary confinement. I’m happy to report that since my visit to Pelican Bay, he’s been transferred to general population and has a parole hearing next year.

To quote his words, “My life story is basically short, I transgressed the law of society as a juvenile, one night myself and a few people from the neighborhood were out wilding, and just having plain old teenage delinquent fun. One misstep led into two, two into four, four into eight, and after all is said and done, Diane Feinstein was campaigning for the mayorship on juvenile delinquency, used four juveniles as an example, and today is the repercussions of that misbehavior…Growing up, even in a life of little, I advanced myself until the age of 17, when I took the wrong turn. Ignorance guided me to this present predicament. Over the decades I’ve made vast improvement in faculty development,” which indeed he has.
 

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Sep
24
Wed
Prisoner Letter Writing @ Qilombo
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Prisoner Letter Writing

Join us for prisoner letter writing every month at Qilombo. Usually this event happens the last Wednesday of every month.
Please feel free to write to whomever you want, including your own friends, family, and loved ones. Paper, envelopes, pens, stamps provided. Bring a snack for social time. Bring your thoughts and reflections for quiet writing time.

Tips for writing to prisoners.

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Oakland Privacy Working Group meeting @ Impact Hub
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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NOTE: For now the OPWG is meeting at the Impact Hub, 2323 Broadway, Oakland, subject to change. When the Omni-Collective gets more sorted out we may decide to shift to that facility at 4799 Shattuck Ave.

Join Oakland Privacy Working Group to organize against the Domain Awareness Center (DAC), Oakland’s citywide networked mass surveillance hub, and other invasions of privacy by our benighted City Government

Stop by and learn how you can help guard Oakland’s right not to be spied on by the government & if you are interested in joining the Oakland Privacy Working Group email listserv, send an email to:

oaklandprivacyworkinggroup-subscribe AT lists.riseup.net

For more information on the DAC check out

 

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Politics of Debt. The Strike Debt Bay Area Reading Group. “Web of Debt.” @ The Omni (ring buzzer)
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We generally meet every other week.  We generally select a not-too-short, not-too-long reading related to debt for each meeting and discuss the reading. This week we’ll be reading Chapters 21-23 of Ellen Brown’s Web of Debt.  See you there!

Web-of-Debt-Complete

We are a subgroup of Strike Debt Bay Area.  Check it out!

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Sep
25
Thu
Oakland Underground Film Festival 2014 @ First movie showing: Grand Lake Theatre
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

7:00 pm @ Grand Lake Theater
THE INFINITE MAN

9:00 pm @ Grand Lake Theater
FALCON RISING

On Friday & Saturday, film showings will be at the Humanist Hall at 390 27th St.
Check the complete schedule here.

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Sep
27
Sat
Picket the Zim Ship. @ West Oakland Bart
Sep 27 @ 5:00 am – 9:00 am

End the Siege of Gaza!
Picket the Zim Shanghai Starting

Please come to a sustained community and labor activist picket beginning on September 27th to stop the Zim Shanghai from unloading or loading any cargo – from when it arrives in Oakland until it leaves.

Facebook Event.
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Israel and Hamas agreed to a set of conditions for a ceasefire on August 26th, after Israel had killed more than 2,100 Palestinians in Gaza – mostly civilians, more than a quarter children – and destroyed much of Gaza’s infrastructure, housing, hospitals, schools and water supply

Israel claims it does not “occupy” Gaza, yet it has complete control of Gaza’s land crossings, seacoast and air space. Israel severely restricts Palestinians’ movement and their access to food, medical supplies, and construction materials.

In 1984, protesting against South African Apartheid, the Bay Area longshore workers union, ILWU Local 10, went on strike for 11 days against the Nedlloyd Kimberley, a ship carrying South African cargo.

In 2010, responding to the deadly Israeli attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Local 10 honored a picket of an Israeli-owned ZIM ship by 1,200 community and labor activists, refusing to unload the ship for 24 hours. In August 2014, Palestinian, community and labor activists, in an historic victory, blocked the Zim Piraeus for five days and forced it to leave the Bay with most of its cargo still on board.

We ask the ILWU to carry on its long historical tradition of opposing injustice and honoring community picket lines. Let’s keep the pressure on and continue this tradition of labor blockades against oppression.

Please come to a sustained community and labor activist picket beginning on September 27th to stop the Zim Shanghai from unloading or loading any cargo – from when it arrives in Oakland until it leaves. This will also send a message to stevedoring companies such as Stevedore Services of America (SSA) who are pushing for concessions right now against longshore workers who are working without a contract.

Picket Lines Mean Don’t Cross!
An Injury to One is an Injury to All!
Solidarity with the Palestinian people!

Stop ZIM Action Committee

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Text “Join” to 88202 for alerts on ship location and picket status
Twitter: @StopZIMOak

A “sustained picket” means we will picket the Zim Shanghai from when it arrives until it leaves the Bay.

Morning assembly: 5am, West Oakland BART (starting September 27th)
Afternoon assembly: 4:30pm, West Oakland BART

Carpools will be available. The ship is expected at the SSA terminal at the Port of Oakland.

Typically, each picket will last only a few hours until longshore workers decide not to cross the picket. It may last longer depending on the situation. Volunteers are need for all shifts, but especially morning shifts and the first day (morning of September 27th).

Please check your phone/Twitter/FB for updates on the ship location and picket status, particularly the day before. ZIM may delay the ship’s arrival to avoid picketers.

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Strike Debt Bay Area: Ideas Into Action. Meeting. @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater, right next to City Hall
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Come and help us draw awareness to and fight unjust debt!
 photo da3-color_zpsf9036587.jpgCome find out about and get connected to SDBA’s many projects:
  • organizing for public banking in Oakland
  • nonprofit check cashing and public finance study initiatives
  • saving the Berkeley Post Office and stopping the Staples non-union takeover of good Post Office jobs
  • working with the City of Richmond and other municipalities for eminent domain seizure of underwater mortgages from the banksters
  • ongoing “Politics of Debt” study group
  • distribution of Debt Resisters’ Operations Manual
  • student debt resistance
  • helping with production of our radio show segments
  • and more!
 Also check out our website, our twitter feed, and our Facebook page.
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Sep
28
Sun
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or SUDOROOM if raining
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meeting time has been temporarily changed to 4:00 PM for the summer, anyway.

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly generally meets Sundays, 2-4 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 2:00 PM we meet inside at the new Sudoroom, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland  Directions

We have met on a continuous basis for more then two and a half 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

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/
Justice 4 Alan Blueford: justice4alanblueford.org
Oakland Privacy Group: 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
Albany Bulb Defense: sharethebulb.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: sudoroom.org

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
29
Mon
Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate @ First Congregational Church of Berkeley
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

Hosted by Jason Mark

$12 advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com :: 800-838-3006 or

Pegasus (3 sites) Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s Books
SF: Modern Times,

$15 door KPFA benefit   www.kpfa.org/events


Here is the most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller, The Shock Doctrine.  This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate clearly explains why we must soon abandon the core free market ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems. In short, either we embrace radical change, or radical changes will be violently visited upon us. Status quo is no longer an option.

Naomi Klein argues that climate change is not merely another issue to shrug off and file away for the future. It is an alarming certainty that demands we fix an economic system already failing in many terrible ways. Klein meticulously presents the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to simultaneously reduce the growing inequalities, re-imagine our broken democracies, and rebuild our gutted local economies. She exposes the ideological desperation of climate-change deniers, the messianic delusions of would-be geo-engineers, and the tragic defeatism of far too many mainstream green initiatives. She demonstrates precisely why the market has not and can not fix the climate crisis, and will in fact make things worse, with ever more extreme, ecologically damaging extraction methods, accompanied by rampant disaster capitalism.

Klein reveals how the changes to our relationship with nature and one another that are required to respond humanely to this crisis should not be viewed as grim penance, but as a kind of gift – a catalyst to transform broken economic and cultural priorities and heal long-festering historical wounds. She documents the inspiring movements already involved, communities not simply refusing to be sites of further fuel extraction, but already building the next regeneration-based economies.

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and the author of the critically acclaimed #1 international bestseller The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and of No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, which The New York Times called “a movement bible.” Klein is a contributing editor for Harper’s Magazine, a reporter for Rolling Stone, and a syndicated columnist for The Nation and The Guardian. She is a member of the board of directors of 350.org and a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute.

Jason Mark is a co-manager at San Francisco’s Alemany Farm and the editor of the quarterly environmental magazine, Earth Island Journal. He is also a co-author of Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grassroots.

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Oct
4
Sat
Global Action Day Against the Use of Drones for Surveillance & Killing @ All around the World.
Oct 4 all-day

Listing of Actions.

Join the first Global Action Day Against the Use of Drones for Surveillance & Killing – October 4, 2014

As global citizens who believe in justice and the rule of law, we oppose weaponized and surveillance drones because their deployment:

  • violates democratic rights of freedom of speech and assembly and the right not to be unreasonably searched,
  • is used for extrajudicial “targeted” killings based merely on suspicion — murders — even of children inside and outside of war zones,
  • terrorizes populations in targeted territories, thereby fueling hatred and increasing the cycle of violence,
  • lowers the threshold to war and initiates a new round in the arms race,
  • leads to the development of autonomous killer robots, thereby making even more horrifying wars likely.

We demand that all governments cease the production and acquisition of armed drones, as well as their research and development, and work towards a worldwide ban of these weapons.

We further demand that our governments prohibit the use of drones for surveillance and prohibit using space satellites, ground stations, and military bases to enable drone surveillance and to trigger drone killings.

We call on people all over the world to join us in the Global Day of Action on October 4.

If you or your group are planning an action or event for October 4 and would like to post information about it on this website, please email a brief description to Anastasia of CODEPINK at anastasia@codepink.org.

The description may be in any language, but it is best to also include an English translation so that people around the world can read it.

Please include the address of your event, with the postal code, so that it will show up on the map.

You may also send for posting on the website a URL link or a PDF or JPEG attachment such as a photo, flyer, press release, or news coverage of your event.

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No Monster in the Mission. March and Festival for Affordable Housing Now!
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Historic March and Festival. 

Affordable Housing Now!

A ten-story monster development is proposed for 16th & Mission. The Mission needs deeply affordable housing, not more luxury towers!

1 pm: Gather.

2 pm: March begins.

3 pm: Rally/Festival at 16th St. BART Plaza.

 

Food :: Music: :: Art :: Community.

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Oct
5
Sun
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or SUDOROOM if raining
Oct 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meeting time has been temporarily changed to 4:00 PM for the summer, anyway.

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly generally meets Sundays, 2-4 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 2:00 PM we meet inside at the new Sudoroom, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland  Directions

We have met on a continuous basis for more then two and a half 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

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/
Justice 4 Alan Blueford: justice4alanblueford.org
Oakland Privacy Group: 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
Albany Bulb Defense: sharethebulb.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: sudoroom.org

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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Oct
7
Tue
Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality and State Repression. Monthly Meeting. @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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