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Apr
17
Thu
Local’s Walk of Shame – San Francisco @ 24th & Bryant
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

To the naked eye, Local’s Corner looks like any other overpriced restaurant that’s popped up in the Mission in recent years. But it’s even worse. It has denied service–at least twice–to groups of Mission residents of color who tried to order food. Its owner, Yaron Milgrom, owns three other businesses in the neighborhood: Local’s Eatery, Local’s Market and Local’s Cellar. A server at Local’s Eatery has filed suit for sexual harassment. Join us as we tell Milgrom to respect civil rights, issue a public apology, and give back to the community through local hire, affirmative action and community benefits agreements.

At a time of massive displacement, and at a time when Alex Nieto, an unarmed man, can be killed by police at the top of Bernal hill while eating a burrito, it’s time to send a message that long-time residents and people of color have a right to live, eat and enjoy life in their own communities!

Sponsored by Mission/Bernal ACCE and Our Mission No Eviction

Facebook event.

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Apr
18
Fri
“No Doubt: The Murder(s) of Oscar Grant” Oakland Book Release @ East Side Cultural Center
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

“Oscar Grant was murdered for the first time on January 1, 2009; he would be murdered by the courts and the media soon thereafter.”

Join the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, ONYX, and Davey D in a discussion with award winning journalist and author, Thandisizwe Chimurenga on her recently released book, “No Doubt: The Murder of Oscar Grant”. Watch the book trailer.

Chimurenga uses her writing as political activism. In ‘No Doubt: The Murder(s) of Oscar Grant,’ she connects the systematic state-sanctioned violence against young Black males through the case of Oscar Grant’s murder by police on January 1, 2009 in California’s Bay Area.

Thandisizwe is a founding member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (1990) and is currently a member of Black August Los Angeles. She has received awards from New America Media for “Outstanding Reporting on Health and Health Care” (2013 Ethnic Media Awards), the All African Women’s Revolutionary Union as a “Grassroots Media Advocate” (2010 Mawina Kouyate Daughters of Africa Award), and she was recognized by the African Community Centers for Unity and Self-­Determination as a “Pioneer for African Unity and Victory” (Atlanta, 2009). She came to journalism through activism and sees her writing as a form of activism.

Food will be provided. Books will be available for purchase.

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New Deal Film Festival by Save the Berkeley Post Office. @ BFUU
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

New Deal Film Festival presented by the Save the Berkeley Post Office Committee. Films from the 30′s. Two evenings of double features: April 18th & April 25th.

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Apr
19
Sat
Earth Day Parade and Rally: San Francisco @ Chelsea (Bradley) Manning Plaza, foot of Market St
Apr 19 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

 

The Earth Day Action Parade

is Sat. April 19th, in conjunction with The Earth Day San Francisco Festival (EDSF). The March/Parade will be from Justin Herman Plaza at 11:30 to the main EDSF Festival at the UN Plaza, with a short Rally at the Main Stage, at 1pm. Pre-events (rallies, marches) as feed-ins from local groups across the Bay Area are being planned.

Impact – Bringing Political Action Back to Earth Day

Earth Day is the single largest day of environmental action. This year, the SF theme is “Action”. Last year 8,000 attended EDSF, aiming for 10,000 this year. Climate and environmental activism is front and central this year.

Your Message, Artistic

Not your “standard” march, The Earth Day Action Parade will be in sections that emphasize themes/messages with artistic visuals or small floats, including:  Why/Morality: Children’s Brigade and faith groups  Environmental Justice: Impacted Communities, Health impacts of Fossil Fuels,  Problems/Dangers: Keystone XL, Fracking, Big Oil refinery expansions, Extreme Weather, and  Solutions: Solar, Wind, Mass Transit, Bicycles, Electric Vehicles (EV’s), Resilient Communities…

See www.350bayarea.org/earthday-sf (under Events):
 For more information
 To Endorse or become a Sponsor
 To RSVP
 To post your organization’s Demands
 To Volunteer (many roles are available) Make The Earth Day Action Parade a significant statement and spread the word about your organization!
Organizations Contact: Rand Wrobel (rand.wrobel@gmail.com, 510.914-2349) Volunteers Contact: John Anderson (p8ton.anderson@gmail.com).

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The Art Party
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Music.

Food.

Live Art.

 

 

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Apr
20
Sun
Movie: Terms & Conditions May Apply @ The Sudoroom
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

The Oakland Privacy Working Group will show the movie Terms & Conditions May Apply at the sudoroom on Sunday, April 20th at 6 PM.  There will be some food and drink, as well.

The movie will be shown after the sudoroom Cryptoparty, where you can learn how to protect your digital privacy.  Make a day of it!

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Apr
23
Wed
The Future of Palestine: Ali Abunimah & Max Blumenthal in San Francisco @ Roxie theater
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against the State of Israel has taken major strides recently in the United States. With divestment votes moving forward on campuses across the country, and votes to boycott Israeli institutions passed by the American Studies Association and other organizations, discussions of the movement and its objectives have entered the mainstream.

At the same time, others have redoubled their efforts to suppress discussion of Israel’s escalating war against Palestinians, promoting legislation to defund institutions that participate in boycotts, and pressuring university administrations to punish students and faculty who support BDS.

ALI ABUNIMAH is the author of The Battle for Justice in Palestine. MAX BLUMENTHAL is the author of Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel.

They will discuss their acclaimed new books, recent developments in the Middle East and United States, and the prospects for justice in Palestine.

 

Sponsored by Haymarket Books and Lannan Foundation.

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Apr
24
Thu
Stop Staples: US Mail is Not for Sale! National Day of Action. @ San Francisco & San Leandro and all over the United States.
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

National website.

Local actions:

SAN FRANCISCO
Time: 10:00 AM
Address: 1700 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109

SAN LEANDRO
Time: 1:00 PM
Address: 15555 East 14th Street #200, San Leandro, CA 94578

Berkeley Post Office Defenders and Save the Berkeley Post Office will be supporting these actions.

 Staples attacks good jobs and public post offices.

Staples and the U.S. Postal Service have cut a deal that jeopardizes your mail service and your local post office. In fact, post offices across the country are at risk – along with thousands of good jobs.

The Staples deal will replace full-service U.S. Post Offices with knock-off post offices in Staples stores that are not staffed with U.S. Postal Service employees.

A bad deal for workers and consumers.

You have a right to post offices staffed by workers who are accountable to you and the American people. You have a right to postal services provided by highly trained, uniformed Postal Service employees, who are sworn to safeguard your mail – whether it’s at the Post Office or Staples.

The Staples deal is bad for consumers like you who will pay the same for less service. And if Staples and the USPS move forward with this deal, it could lead to the end of the Postal Service as we know it.

Undermining good jobs.

In the meantime, the Staples deal is replacing good-paying jobs that our community depends on with low-wage jobs that hurt our economy.

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Apr
25
Fri
New Deal Film Festival presented by the Save the Berkeley Post Office Committee. @ BFUU
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

New Deal Film Festival presented by the Save the Berkeley Post Office Committee. Films from the 30′s. Two evenings of double features: April 18th & April 25th.

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Apr
26
Sat
Occupy the Farm: Community Farm Day at the Gill Tract. @ Gill Tract (Jackson & Ahlone entrance)
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

A unique partnership between community members, UC Berkeley students, academics and staff has been preparing a 1.5 acre urban farm and research center on the Gill Tract. Come join us as we celebrate this new joint venture by planting, learning, playing, and eating together!

Schedule:
11:00 AM-2:30 PM: Planting, kid friendly activities, and educational workshops presented by UC Berkeley and community organizations
12:30 PM: Lunch provided by the Berkeley Student Food Collective
2:30-3:00 PM: Open community discussion about visions for the future of this space

Sponsored by The Gill Tract Farm Coalition, Student Organic Garden Association, UC College of Natural Resources, and UC Cooperative Extension

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May
1
Thu
From Marikana, South Africa to Oakland, California: The Struggle for Workers Power @ ILWU Hall, Henry Schmidt Room
May 1 @ 7:00 pm

FROM MARIKANA, SOUTH AFRICA TO OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA:

THE STRUGGLE FOR WORKERS POWER

The fall of apartheid in South Africa in 1994 was a watershed victory. It culminated decades of struggle by the Black and Colored South African masses, a struggle supported by millions in the U.S. and around the world. The victory brought to power the Tripartite government of the African National Congress (ANC), the South African Communist Party (SACP), and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU).

Now, two decades later, the ANC-led Tripartite government represents big business’s interests — especially the interests of U.S. and European-based banks and corporations. This has led the government to brutally attack workers who fight back against austerity. Indeed, in 2012, at the Marikana mine, this government massacred 34 striking miners at the behest of the mine owners.

Black poverty has worsened. Inequality has worsened. Trade union officials collaborate with employers against workers, youth, and unemployed. Does this sound familiar? Isn’t the situation similar in the US, with union officials not fighting employer and government attacks on workers, like the machinists at Boeing?

But in South Africa, there’s an exciting new development: for the first time since the fall of Apartheid, there’s a serious challenge to the Tripartite government’s rule, and it comes from the largest and most militant union in Africa. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has broken with the COSATU leadership and called for South Africans not to support the ANC in this year’s elections. It is currently building a workers’ party and united front to lead the struggle against the capitalist onslaught of deregulation, privatization, and strike breaking.

We are privileged to present Brother Mphumzi Maqungo, the national treasurer of NUMSA and past chair of NUMSA’s autoworker shop steward network, to discuss these developments.

THURSDAY, MAY 1, 7:00 PM
ILWU Hall, Henry Schmidt Room
400 N. Point St./Mason, San Francisco

FRIDAY, MAY 2, 12 NOON
UC Berkeley, McCone Hall (Room 575)

SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2:00 PM
Black Repertory Theater
3201 Adeline, Berkeley
(one block south of Ashby BART)

For updates or to get involved in building for these events, contact the May Day Committee in Solidarity with South African Workers at: twsc [at] transportworkers.org. Reach us directly at (510)325-8664 or (415)282-1908

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From Marikana, South Africa to Oakland: Building the Struggle. @ ILWU Local 10 Union Hall, Henry Schmidt Room
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are privileged to present Brother Mphumzi Maqungo, the National Treasurer of NUMSA, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa.

Speaking of the massacre of 34 miners in Marikana, South Africa in August, 2012, and for building a workers’ party to lead the workers’ struggle against the capitalist onslaught of deregulation, privatization and strike breaking.

 

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May
2
Fri
From Marikana, South Africa to Oakland, California: The Struggle for Workers Power @ UC Berkeley, McCone Hall (Room 575)
May 2 @ 12:00 pm

FROM MARIKANA, SOUTH AFRICA TO OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA:

THE STRUGGLE FOR WORKERS POWER

The fall of apartheid in South Africa in 1994 was a watershed victory. It culminated decades of struggle by the Black and Colored South African masses, a struggle supported by millions in the U.S. and around the world. The victory brought to power the Tripartite government of the African National Congress (ANC), the South African Communist Party (SACP), and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU).

Now, two decades later, the ANC-led Tripartite government represents big business’s interests — especially the interests of U.S. and European-based banks and corporations. This has led the government to brutally attack workers who fight back against austerity. Indeed, in 2012, at the Marikana mine, this government massacred 34 striking miners at the behest of the mine owners.

Black poverty has worsened. Inequality has worsened. Trade union officials collaborate with employers against workers, youth, and unemployed. Does this sound familiar? Isn’t the situation similar in the US, with union officials not fighting employer and government attacks on workers, like the machinists at Boeing?

But in South Africa, there’s an exciting new development: for the first time since the fall of Apartheid, there’s a serious challenge to the Tripartite government’s rule, and it comes from the largest and most militant union in Africa. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has broken with the COSATU leadership and called for South Africans not to support the ANC in this year’s elections. It is currently building a workers’ party and united front to lead the struggle against the capitalist onslaught of deregulation, privatization, and strike breaking.

We are privileged to present Brother Mphumzi Maqungo, the national treasurer of NUMSA and past chair of NUMSA’s autoworker shop steward network, to discuss these developments.

THURSDAY, MAY 1, 7:00 PM
ILWU Hall, Henry Schmidt Room
400 N. Point St./Mason, San Francisco

FRIDAY, MAY 2, 12 NOON
UC Berkeley, McCone Hall (Room 575)

SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2:00 PM
Black Repertory Theater
3201 Adeline, Berkeley
(one block south of Ashby BART)

For updates or to get involved in building for these events, contact the May Day Committee in Solidarity with South African Workers at: twsc [at] transportworkers.org. Reach us directly at (510)325-8664 or (415)282-1908

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From Marikana, South Africa to Oakland: Building the Struggle. @ McCone Hall, Rm 575
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

We are privileged to present Brother Mphumzi Maqungo, the National Treasurer of NUMSA, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa.

Speaking of the massacre of 34 miners in Marikana, South Africa in August, 2012, and for building a workers’ party to lead the workers’ struggle against the capitalist onslaught of deregulation, privatization and strike breaking.

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May
3
Sat
Alan Blueford Walk-A-Thon “Use your Heels to Heal” @ Lake Merritt, the Gazebo (near Fairyland)
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

As we Honor Alan Blueford on the 2nd year anniversary of his death The Blueford family would like to invite you to the Alan Blueford Walk-A-Thon “Use you Heels to help Heal” our community.

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From Marikana, South Africa to Oakland, California: The Struggle for Workers Power @ Black Repertory Theater
May 3 @ 2:00 pm

FROM MARIKANA, SOUTH AFRICA TO OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA:

THE STRUGGLE FOR WORKERS POWER

The fall of apartheid in South Africa in 1994 was a watershed victory. It culminated decades of struggle by the Black and Colored South African masses, a struggle supported by millions in the U.S. and around the world. The victory brought to power the Tripartite government of the African National Congress (ANC), the South African Communist Party (SACP), and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU).

Now, two decades later, the ANC-led Tripartite government represents big business’s interests — especially the interests of U.S. and European-based banks and corporations. This has led the government to brutally attack workers who fight back against austerity. Indeed, in 2012, at the Marikana mine, this government massacred 34 striking miners at the behest of the mine owners.

Black poverty has worsened. Inequality has worsened. Trade union officials collaborate with employers against workers, youth, and unemployed. Does this sound familiar? Isn’t the situation similar in the US, with union officials not fighting employer and government attacks on workers, like the machinists at Boeing?

But in South Africa, there’s an exciting new development: for the first time since the fall of Apartheid, there’s a serious challenge to the Tripartite government’s rule, and it comes from the largest and most militant union in Africa. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has broken with the COSATU leadership and called for South Africans not to support the ANC in this year’s elections. It is currently building a workers’ party and united front to lead the struggle against the capitalist onslaught of deregulation, privatization, and strike breaking.

We are privileged to present Brother Mphumzi Maqungo, the national treasurer of NUMSA and past chair of NUMSA’s autoworker shop steward network, to discuss these developments.

THURSDAY, MAY 1, 7:00 PM
ILWU Hall, Henry Schmidt Room
400 N. Point St./Mason, San Francisco

FRIDAY, MAY 2, 12 NOON
UC Berkeley, McCone Hall (Room 575)

SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2:00 PM
Black Repertory Theater
3201 Adeline, Berkeley
(one block south of Ashby BART)

For updates or to get involved in building for these events, contact the May Day Committee in Solidarity with South African Workers at: twsc [at] transportworkers.org. Reach us directly at (510)325-8664 or (415)282-1908

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From Marikana, South Africa to Oakland: Building the Struggle. @ Black Repertory theater
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We are privileged to present Brother Mphumzi Maqungo, the National Treasurer of NUMSA, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa.

Speaking of the massacre of 34 miners in Marikana, South Africa in August, 2012, and for building a workers’ party to lead the workers’ struggle against the capitalist onslaught of deregulation, privatization and strike breaking.

 

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May
4
Sun
Lynne Stewart & Pam Africa Northern California Tour. Free Mumia! @ Humanist Hall
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebration of Life and Struggle

Free Mumia Abu-Jamal!

Welcome Home Lynne Stewart!

Free all political prisoners! End racist mass incarceration! Abolish the death penalty! Stop police brutality and murder!

Join Lynne Stewart and Pam Africa

Sunday, May 4, 6 pm reception; 7pm rally

Initial Bay Area Tour Schedule:
Friday, May 2: San Francisco, Host: National Lawyers Guild, 6 pm 518 Valencia St., SF
Saturday, May 3, Palo Alto, Host: Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, afternoon
Saturday, May 3, San Jose, Host, San Jose Peace and Justice Center & NLG South Bat, evening
Sunday, May 4, Oakland, Host: Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal & Lynne Stewart Defense Committee
Monday, May 5: Marin, evening
Tuesday, May 6: Sacramento, evening

 

Tour endorsers (initial list): SF Bay Area National Lawyers Guild � Middle East Children�’s Alliance � United National Antiwar Coalition � Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal � World Can’t Wait � Freedom Socialist Pa Party � Marin Peace and Justice Center � Peninsula Peace and Justice Center � Sacracramento Area Peace Council � WILPF � SF Gray Panthers � Socialist Acti Action � International Action Center � Freedom Archives

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May
16
Fri
Dance Party Benefit for the Bay Area Coalition For the Headwaters and Earth First! @ Ashkenaz
May 16 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Support and learn about Forest and Habitat defense in California.

Three bands, campaign updates, video clips and more.

 

 

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