January – February 2015
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.
Long time occupier Kyle is having benefit show to raise funds for cancer treatment tomorrow night https://t.co/EbXGK41c2c Amnesia, SF 7:30pm
— Occupy Oakland (@OccupyOakland) January 30, 2015
ALL $ FROM THE DOOR & some proceeds from the bar as well will be donated to Kyle to help him fight cancer.
Come protest landlord/speculator Ann Kihagi-Swain to get her to stop pushing out tenants in over 10 buildings, with harassment, fake notices, and multiple Owner Move Ins.
Lease violations evictions for minor things are way up in SF, especially from new building owners. Landlord Ann Kihagi-Swain is one of the worst; using multiple names she bought up over 10 buildings this last summer and fall. Soon after buying the buildings she has giving most tenants 3 day notices: for everything from shoes in the hallway, to illegal roommates for partners who have lived there over 10 years, to claiming an elderly tenant is selling drugs. Her and her lawyer, the infamous eviction lawyer Karen Uchiyama, give 3rd and final notices to tenants who never receiving a first notice. She sends tenants threatening texts at all hours and enters their units when they aren’t there.
Help us stop the harassment and keep teachers, seniors and families in their homes. We will meet at Harvey Milk Plaza and march to the landlords home.
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.
WAKE UP THE PUBLIC TO TAX PAYER FUNDED TORTURE!
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.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
St. Pete, Florida https://www.facebook.com/
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
A careful & close analysis of the Haitian Revolution (the world’s first nation of Africans to overthrow slavery)! How does it connect to today?
HAITI ACTION COMMITTEE
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!
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 email@example.com, Tweet us, or visit our Facebook page!
Sent by Haiti Action Committee
www.haitisolidarity.net and on FACEBOOK
Learn how to visit people incarcerated in California prisons. Participants will leave knowing how to request and conduct legal visits and social/family visits, and access support that exists for people traveling to prisons.
Please RSVP & complete this poll so we can customize the training: http://tinyurl.com/
This training series will focus on practical skills development for loved ones, activists, legal workers, and lawyers to understand the nitty gritty methods and best practices for supporting people on the inside.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
UNITE HERE Local 2850
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.
1305 Franklin, #411, Oakland 510-600-5800 Workers.org
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
Dear Citizens of the World,
It has come to our attention that Beavercreek Officer Sean C. Williams has murdered a young, innocent, black man named John Crawford III, while he shopped at Walmart.
As a result of the gun fire, Angela D. Williams had a heart attack & died. These two innocent people should be alive today.
This injustice will not go unnoticed.
The no indictment of the officer responsible has only furthered the indictment a broken system, a system that’s time has come to a close.
Because of this, we have taken matters into our own hands.
With the start of #FloodTheStreets, We are bringing an end to this current police state.
We are calling for a mass protest on February 1st to show support against this tragedy caused by our own public servants.
Starting at your local Walmart at 11:00PM EST, we will begin to flood the streets, all day, in an act of peaceful civil disobedience.
Until the grip of the police force has loosened, our grip grows tighter.
That is not a threat.
That is a promise.
This is not a fad, we are not going away.
The mass protests will continue.
The shut downs will continue.
This is only the beginning.
We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not Forgive.
We do not Forget.
- Original Pastbin post.
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
- Welcome & Introductions
- Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
- Discussion Topic (Optional)
Occupy Oakland activities and contact info for some Bay Area Groups with past or present Occupy Oakland members.
Occupy Oakland Web Committee: (email@example.com)
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com
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
Here’s your chance to address the Alameda County Board of Supervisors Committee which is hearing public comments on two important environmental topics:
- how the community will be able to give input during the next several months into the design of the upcoming Community Choice program, which will provide clean energy and competition for PG&E.
Sponsored by MoveOn.
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)) .”
The first of eight meetings is January 28th.
This seminar will study the corporate structure, its historical development, and its modes of political control.
On February 7th thousands of Californians from across the state are gathering in Governor Jerry Brown’s longtime home of Oakland to say that we need real climate leadership. Across the state wells are drying up, more than a dozen cities are in real danger of running out of water, & there’s no question it’s being made worse by climate change.
But instead of reigning in the oil and gas industry & putting an end to incredibly dangerous and water-intensive practices like fracking, Governor Brown has been letting companies continue with business as usual. Join people from all corners of California this February in telling Governor Brown that if he won’t be a real climate leader, that if he won’t stand up to the fossil fuel industry, then we will. Because this is about our water, our health, & our California.
For more information: http://marchforclimateleadership.org/