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January – February 2015

Jan
30
Fri
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.

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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.

 

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Long time occupier Kyle is having benefit show to raise funds for cancer treatment @ Amnesia
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

ALL $ FROM THE DOOR & some proceeds from the bar as well will be donated to Kyle to help him fight cancer.

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Jan
31
Sat
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.

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Anti-Eviction Protest. @ Harvey Milk Plaza
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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.

Facebook event.

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

The planting was a few weeks ago.  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.

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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.

WAKE UP THE PUBLIC TO TAX PAYER FUNDED TORTURE!

DETAILS:

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.

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

Portland, Oregon
https://www.facebook.com/events/700635680034377/

Seattle, Washington
https://www.facebook.com/events/1660749850819078/

Houston, Texas
https://www.facebook.com/events/385512068297291/

Grand Rapids, Michigan
https://www.facebook.com/events/1532735950317073/

Leesburg Florida
https://www.facebook.com/events/1525215821094777/.

St. Pete, Florida https://www.facebook.com/events/416528388499160

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
https://www.facebook.com/events/1546582688961423/

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NLG Training on Prison Visitation.
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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/Walls-Pre-Training-Survey For upcoming trainings in the series, and Materials from previous training, click here http://caitlinkellyhenry.com/support/

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.

Facebook event.

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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 nzapata@unitehere.org

www.facebook.com/unitehere2850

UNITE HERE Local 2850

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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 Workers.org

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

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Feb
1
Sun
Anonymous: Mass Protest beginning at Walmart @ Walmart Oakland (near the airport)
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  1. Dear Citizens of the World,
  2. 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.
  3. As a result of the gun fire, Angela D. Williams had a heart attack & died. These two innocent people should be alive today.
  4. This injustice will not go unnoticed.
  5. 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.
  6. Because of this, we have taken matters into our own hands.
  7. With the start of #FloodTheStreets, We are bringing an end to this current police state.
  8. We are calling for a mass protest on February 1st to show support against this tragedy caused by our own public servants.
  9. 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.
  10. Until the grip of the police force has loosened, our grip grows tighter.
  11. That is not a threat.
  12. That is a promise.
  13. This is not a fad, we are not going away.
  14. The mass protests will continue.
  15. The shut downs will continue.
  16. This is only the beginning.
  17. We are Anonymous.
  18. We are Legion.
  19. We do not Forgive.
  20. We do not Forget.
  21. Expect Us.
  22. - Anonymous
  23. Original Pastbin post.
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Feb
2
Mon
Speak on Fracking & Clean Energy at the Alameda County Board of Supervisors @ Alameda County Administration Bldg
Feb 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Here’s your chance to address the Alameda County Board of Supervisors Committee which is hearing public comments on two important environmental topics:

  •  Fracking;
  •  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.

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

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Feb
3
Tue
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)) .”

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Feb
4
Wed
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.

 

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Feb
5
Thu
Court Support: Ferguson 3 Pre-Trial @ Superior Court of California County of Alameda
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 Ferguson 3 Pre-Trial. No other information available.

 Always check AntiRep website and Facebook for last minute changes.

 

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Feb
7
Sat
March for Real Climate Leadership @ Snow Park
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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/

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Continue Work on the Berkeley Post Office Community Garden. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The planting was a few weeks ago.  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.

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Feb
9
Mon
Court Support: Intervening Pretrial Ferguson 3 @ Dep 11 Alameda County Superior Court
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Intervening Pretrial Ferguson 3

    Always check AntiRep website and Facebook for last minute changes.

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Court Support: Pretrial for Oakland Arrestee @ Dep 104 Alameda County Superior Court
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Pretrial Oakland Arrestee

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