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Oct
1
Mon
Occupy Oakland’s 1 Year Anniversary Birthday Party Planning-Snow Park @ 19th and Telegraph park
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mon/Thursdays At 19th and Telegraph at 6pm

Monday, October 1st at Snow Park.

Come and help plan the one year anniversary of Occupy Oakland!

http://www.facebook.com/events/365114273563528/

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Books for Occupiers Discussion Group 10/1 @ Farley's East
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm

What books would be good for Occupiers to know about?  What books can help us “change the world”?  If you’re aware of any, please attend, and share what you know.  Or if you might possibly be curious to hear from others, please also attend!

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Oct
2
Tue
Interfaith March for Alan Blueford to City Hall, City Council Meeting @ District Attorney's Office
Oct 2 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Rally at the 12th Street entrance to the County Superior Court, 1225 Fallon Street (location of the district attorney’s office)

March to city hall for the 5:30 city council meeting.

Conscience demands that we stand against excessive force, harassment, and racial profiling by the Oakland Police Department–practices that contributed to the death of Alan Blueford–and that we call upon city officials to stand against them, too. To date, the city has been unwilling to take a stand; city council adjourned several hours early on September 18 rather than deal with the grief and anger of the citizens, and now they are seeking to change meeting policies to avoid being confronted with such feelings in the future

At the district attorney’s office and then at city hall, we will issue the following demands of the Blueford family, their friends, and supporters:

* Release a police report that includes a thorough investigation of Alan’s murder
* Terminate Officer Masso’s employment with the Oakland Police Department
* Bring criminal charges against Officer Masso
* Hold Chief Jordan accountable for changing his story to the family about what happened the night of Alan’s death.
*End de facto stop-and-frisk and other racial profiling practices of the OPD
* Work with state legislators to repeal the so-called Police Officers’ Bill of Rights that shields violent cops from prosecution and keeps them on the street.

An essay: Searching for answers to a Police Killing

Justice 4 Alan Blueford website

Sign the Petition for Justice 4 Alan Blueford

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Oct
3
Wed
Demonstrate against Chevron Wednesday October 3 @ March to Chevron
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Demonstration against Chevron Wednesday October 3

Assemble 3 pm at Richmond BART
2nd Assembly point Washington Park
3rd Assembly point in front of the Chevron Refinery Gates

Points of Unity for the March/ Messages for Banners/ Speakers:…

1. Install the Air Quality Monitoring System NOW!

2. Community Compensation!

3. Reduce Emissions!

4. Worker and Public Safety First!

5.  Pay Your Fair Share of Taxes!

The goal is to deliver the demands to Chevron staff and demand that they give them to Chevron Management.

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Jeralynn Blueford Speaks at Laney College @ Laney College
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come hear Jeralynn Blueford, Alan Blueford’s mother, speak about her son and the fight for justice here in Oakland. This is a chance to find out how to get involved in the fight to stop police brutality in Oakland.

Sponsored by the Black Student Union and the International Socialist Organization standing in solidarity with the Blueford family.

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Oct
4
Thu
OO 1 year anniversary Planning Meetings 19th & Telegraph @ 19th & Telegraph
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mon/Thursdays At 19th & Telegraph at 6pm

Come and help plan the one year anniversary of Occupy Oakland!

http://www.facebook.com/events/365114273563528/

NOTE: Folks attending Monday changed the venue from OGP, hence the dueling events announcements.

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OO Labor Solidarity Committee @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“From the folks who brought you the West Coast Port Shutdown.”

The OO Labor Solidarity Committee meets weekly, with every other meeting being held at Oscar Grant Plaza weather permitting. This week’s meeting will take place in the amphitheater at Oscar Grant Plaza, just outside of City Hall.

PLEASE CHECK BACK AS THERE IS STILL A CHANCE THE LOCATION MAY CHANGE!!

The main topic for this meeting will be discussion of and preparation for an Oakland Port Workers’ rank-and-file Assembly scheduled for October 6th. Non-unionized airport workers (the Port of Oakland runs the Oakland Airport) have been targeted for union-organizing activity while UNITE HERE is trying to organize them. SEIU Port workers have no contract currently and ILWU contracts at various locales on the West Coast are due to expire soon. Couple that with deep labor unrest at various ports up and down the East Coast, and there seems to be a lot of possibility to work together and show solidarity.

Other topics may include the aftermath of the Chicago Teachers’ strike, recent events in South Africa, United Food Workers Union troubles, massive protests in Portugal and Spain, the Castlewood settlement, and Alan Blueford Coalition organizing.

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Oct
5
Fri
Decolonize the New World: Actions against Mexican/Canadian Consulates @ Montgomery Bart Station
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On October 5th, 2012 we are calling for a global day of action against the Mexican, US, and Canadian consulates and embassies worldwide. We are not recommending any particular actions; instead we are calling for as many people as possible to expose the role of these entities in resource extraction and poisoning of the earth, genocides, and assassinations of rebels rising up against the many headed hydra of capitalism—especially its mining companies.

This action is part of the Decolonize the New World 2012: West Coast Anti-Colonial, Anti-Capitalist Convergence in San Francisco during Columbus Day weekend. The convergence is being called for by Decolonize and Anti-Capitalist comrades in the Pacific Northwest and Bay Area.
https://decolonizethenewworld.noblogs.org/

 

http://www.facebook.com/events/192631270871977/

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Feminist Vigilante March
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

TO THE STREETS
Now is the time to form affinities in Oakland, the East Bay and beyond to respond collectively to harassment, assault, transphobic murders, homophobic bashing and patriarchal bullshit of all kinds in our homes, workplaces, organizing spaces and everywhere else. Now is the time to march in the streets of Oakland in feminist and queer solidarity.

Facebook Event

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Oct
6
Sat
Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition @ SEIU 1021 Hall, West Oakland
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

We meet biweekly. After our BBQ, our speakout, and our events at City Hall in September, we will be planning further steps in our search for Justice For Alan Blueford. Come help us out!

Please visit the Justice 4 Alan Blueford website.

Please sign the petition demanding Justice For Alan.

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Anti-Colonial Anti-Capitalist March in SF @ Justin Herman Plaza
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Anti-Capitalism Rally & March | Decolonize the New World 2012: Anti-Capitalism Rallies | SF

The Anti-Colonial, Anti-Capitalist March will gather at Justin Herman Plaza for a rally at 2pm and the march will begin at 3pm sharp.

Columbus Day 2012 marks the 520 year anniversary of the genocidal and ecocidal project of Empire building and colonial expansion that began with the conquistador invasion of this continent and continues to this day through the daily violence and exploitation of global capitalism.

 

via http://decolonizethenewworld.noblogs.org/

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Oct
7
Sun
Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ the park
Oct 7 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Our weekly meeting for members to get updated on fights, projects and strategies. Plug into active and meaningful work fighting displacement and foreclosures in Oakland!

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ 19th and Telegraph
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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Oakland Hoodies And Hijabs March against the War in Afghanistan
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Calll Out for Solidarity:
http://afghansforpeace.org/archives/2904

“We call on the international community to join us on Sunday, October 7th in our actions across the globe. If we are not present in your city, we ask that you or your group organize an action to bring an end to not only this war, but every war. The impending war against Iran and Syria. The war on drugs. The war against women. The war against people of color and the poor. The war against indigenous peoples and their lands. The war against our environment. All WARS.”

*please spread far & wide!

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Call Out – Full Text :

This Oct 7th marks the 11th anniversary of the US / NATO led War and Occupation of Afghanistan. In these 11 years we’ve seen the US and its allies burn hundreds of copies of the holy Quran, urinate on the bodies of dead Afghans and the CIA torture people to death. All of this happened with zero accountability and complete impunity. This has been proven by the US Justice Dept recent decision to not prosecute. The US military has shown its racism with “Kill Teams” who ran around killing civilians for sport and then collected body parts as trophies. In a particularly heinous so-called “incident” a soldier by the name of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales went house to house in several villages stalking and murdering men, women and children and attempted to destroy the evidence by burning the bodies. The US was quick to say this was isolated and that the attacker acted alone. The official Afghan investigation however, determined that up to 20 US military personnel were involved. Sgt. Bales was brought back to the US almost immediately and no Afghan official was ever allowed to interview him. The list of atrocities could go on forever. This is the justice that the US & NATO have given us with their occupation.

Over the past year, rumors have been circulating in the media about villagers taking up arms to defend themselves against the Taliban. Not only that, they have also stated that they are ready to fight the US & NATO forces. And they have little to no trust in the corrupt central Afghan government. The rebellion is growing and is said to be active in over 50 villages from recent reports. And thats only in the east. The facts about these groups are hard to find, but if these rebels are genuine in what they’re saying, then we support them. It must be said that historically, various rival political groups have been armed and funded by foreign interests, one of the worst offenders being the CIA. However, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, China, Russia, India and other regional powers are equally guilty of causing chaos. These groups were vicious and tore communities apart and that is not what we support. What we need is a true peoples resistance movement in Afghanistan dedicated to liberation.

Now we must ask ourselves “are we really in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan?”. And “what are we doing to support them?”

Afghans for Peace has taken the same stance as those who are said to be in rebellion. We are against the US/NATO occupation. We are against the Taliban and we are certainly opposed to the wildly corrupt Afghan puppet regime in place right now.

We want to see the resistance flourish! We support the resistance against imperialism! We support the resistance against Taliban and we want our people free from the criminals that comprise the central government! We want our people to have the right to self-determination! We want autonomy for our people! They have the right to defend themselves against ALL oppressors!

At this point it has become clear that the US cannot sustain this war. US generals are desperately trying to prop up an Afghan National Army and Afghan National police force. These same security forces have been in wide spread revolt! Attacking their US & NATO counterparts at an alarming rate. The most obvious sign of the occupations unsustainability is that the US is losing more active duty soldiers to suicide than they are in the battlefield.

To the troops we say:

GO AWOL!
Refuse to fight!
Start a revolt amongst your ranks!

To the Multi National Corporations and capitalists that are slowly plotting to rape our lands; the oil companies, the mining companies and the thousands upon thousands of contractors we say:

GET OUT NOW!
Get out and be happy you still have your lives!

This message of anger should especially be heard by our own people who leave the west only to return to Afghanistan to be contractors and translators for the occupying forces. These people are a disgrace to us all. This war would be impossible without them. They may be related to many of us, but they are still an intricate piece in the wests colonial aspirations. They’ve chosen sides already and therefore we’re against them too.

We are fed up with the inaction of US lawmakers in doing next to nothing to end this war. From them, we’ve come to expect this and we have no illusions that the state ever had the interests of the Afghan people in mind. After all, the US has been in a state of perpetual war since its inception. We are equally fed up with the inaction of the people living in west who have also done next to nothing to challenge their governments to end the wars. This includes our own people – the Afghan community and the US antiwar movement which continues with its played out tactics of singing and permitted marches. We DO NOT need permission to express our outrage! These types of demonstrations give people the illusion they’ve done something for the Afghan people, but in reality does absolutely nothing to stop the occupation. This cooptation sucks the energy out of any real meaningful actions and pacifies much needed resistance. To them we say: stop tokenizing us. Stop using us as a way to increase your membership base and a way to make yourselves relevant.

Afghans for Peace is launching a new campaign, ”MISSION: FAILURE – 11 years of War & Occupation”. This international campaign will take up many different forms; from forums, conferences and rallies to street demonstrations and direct actions. The launch of this latest campaign will start on the anniversary of the war. We call on the international community to join us on Sunday, October 7th in our actions across the globe. If we are not present in your city, we ask that you or your group organize an action to bring an end to not only this war, but every war. The impending war against Iran and Syria. The war on drugs. The war against women. The war against people of color and the poor. The war against indigenous peoples and their lands. The war against our environment. All WARS.

This year we say NO to ALL WARS, EXCEPT CLASS WAR!

* Afghans for Peace will not be bringing any group identifying banners or signs. We do not want any other group to bring signs identifying their groups either. We encourage everyone to come as individuals. Bring signs and banners with relevant messaging and lets keep our affiliations out it. We do not want any organizations or any endorsements. We want people to participate as individuals. Lets move forward in Solidarity.

 

 

http://www.facebook.com/events/359193210822770/

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Oct
8
Mon
Organizing meeting for OO Birthday Party @ Snow Park
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hopefully we will have secured a sound system, projector and screen that we can set up get ready for Wednesday.  See this post.

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Oct
10
Wed
Occupy Oakland Birthday Party @ Snow Park
Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Party, feast, slide show, games, toasts, music.  We are awesome, let’s celebrate.

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Oct
11
Thu
OO Labor Solidarity Committee @ Unite Here
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“From the folks who brought you the West Coast Port Shutdown.”

The OO Labor Solidarity Committee meets weekly, with every other meeting being held at Oscar Grant Plaza weather permitting. This week’s meeting will take place at UNITE HERE, on the 2nd floor of 1440 Broadway.

Topics will include a review of the Port Workers Assembly put on by this committee Saturday, a discussion of what we might do for November 2nd, the one year anniversary of the General Strike, possibly a report back from the ILWU Executive Board meeting with the Blueford family, along with ILWU, Castlewood, Airport workers, United Food Workers and other labor activity updates.

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Federal Control of OPD: Forging a Community Response @ Humanist Hall
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

On December 11th, civil rights attorney Jim Chanin will file a motion to put OPD under Federal receivership.

How would Federal control affect the people of Oakland?
Will a federally controlled police force be more interested in crime suppression or political repression?

How much will the people pay?

Presentation and Speakout with update on court case by Jim Chanin.

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Oct
12
Fri
Court Solidarity for Comrades Arrested in SF @ SF Courthouse
Oct 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

A number of comrades are having their arraignments at 1:30 PM in San Francisco. They were attacked and beaten by police on Saturday, charged with felony conspiracy and other charges, and had astronomical bails set.

Come out and support them!

(If you were at the protest peeps in the know suggest that you NOT go to the courthouse in support)

My understanding is that one comrade from Seattle, Cami (?), is having her arraignment at 9:00 AM at the same location tomorrow. According to the latest information, Cami is being arraigned at 1:30 PM as well.

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Oct
13
Sat
Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition @ SEIU 1021 Offices, East Oakland
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT OUR NORMAL MEETING PLACE. WHILE IT IS AN SEIU HALL, IT IS A DIFFERENT SEIU HALL (on Oak St, not Myrtle St).

We are now meeting weekly. After our BBQ, our speakout, and our events at City Hall which drew much attention to Alan’s cause in the media and hence the general public, and the DA’s pronoucement that Masso was justified in gunning Alan down, we will be planning further steps in our search for Justice 4 Alan Blueford. Come help us out!

A couple of the things we are planning are to put further pressure on the District Attorney to charge Officer Masso with murder, and we are in the early stages of organizing a large march in November with an emphasis on opposition to Stop & Frisk, the policy which led directly to Alan’s death, and the repeal of the Police Officers’ Bill of Rights, a California law which protects Officer Masso from investigation unlike ordinary citizens.

NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT OUR NORMAL MEETING PLACE. WHILE IT IS AN SEIU HALL, IT IS A DIFFERENT SEIU HALL (on Oak St, not Myrtle St).

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