Join members of the Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition to spread the word about Alan Blueford and his untimely death at the hands of the Oakland Police.
Center stage will be at 477 25th St., a cooperative gallery where there will be an Alan Blueford table, a display, timeline, information, flyers to pass out, petitions to gather signatures and much camaraderie. Thousands of people will likely pass through this gallery during Art Murmer., and thousands more will be out and about.
—– More about the exhibit:
Justice 4 Alan Blueford Means There Will Be No More ‘Alan Bluefords’
Local artist Nite Owl & Justice 4 Alan Blueford coalition member Mollie Costello, RN will co-present a timeline exhibit dedicated to Alan Blueford debuting on Nov. 2nd and running thru Nov. 10th.
The event is presented with the support of Art Beat Foundation http://www.artbeatfoundation.org a local organization with the mission of supporting the artist community.
Nov. 2nd is Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) as well as the 1 year anniversary of the General Strike and Port shutdown called for by Occupy Oakland and supported by tens of thousands. Nov. 2nd is also 1st Friday in Oakland where thousands of people successfully occupy and shut down parts of downtown Oakland on the 1st Friday of every month.
Mollie will be at the 25th St Collective daily from Nov. 2nd thru Nov. 10th from 11am-6pm, the doors will be open on Nov. 10th, but Mollie will be marching!
Whether not you visit the timeline exhibit, please join the Justice 4 Alan Blueford coalition and other Bay Area families affected by repressive & racist policing on our March Against Police Brutality and to End Racial Profiling! There will be a rally, followed by the march, at 14th & Broadway at noon on Nov. 10th.
This video of Alan’s family and also of Oscar Grant’s uncle is from outside Oakland Police Department’s Headquarters only 5 days after Alan’s murder.
As is this video of MC Hammer, close personal friend of the Blueford’s.
Jodie Randolph and her possessions are about to go out onto the street, because Morgan Stanley has something better to do with her home than let her live there.
Jodie has been fighting to stay in her home for years. Companies affiliated with Morgan Stanley shuttled the loan around from one subsidiary to the other until they foreclosed on her.
When the truck comes Tuesday morning (yes, Election Day morning!) to take away her furniture and leave her on the street people we will be on that street to stop that truck.
The most important thing to do is to be there Tuesday to a) stop the eviction and b) organize to make sure the eviction continues to not happen.
The Alameda County Against Drones (ACAD) coalition, together with our supporters and allies, will introduce ourselves to the Board of Supervisors.
Please join us in letting the supervisors know that the people of our county do not want the sheriff to purchase a drone.
The Board of Supervisors is not used to having a full house. Let’s show them that the people care strongly about this important issue. You can just come to the meeting, or you can sign up to speak. (Details to come.)
We will be showing the video on the founding of Cosatu this Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Niebyl Proctor at 7:00 p.m. This will be a fund raiser for the miners and their families. The film is really worth seeing.
– South Africa Miners Solidarity Committee
Public education in California is facing a severe crisis. State budget cuts and austerity measures have accelerated administrators’ efforts to privatize our public colleges. This November, UC Regents and CSU Trustees plan to submit our universities to radical, privatizing reforms. Even if Prop. 30 passes, in the best-case scenario, it would only maintain the status quo; meaning excessive fees, under-funded programs, overcrowded classes, layoffs and pay-cuts for campus workers, and an ongoing process of priv
Through collective struggle, we can defend and sustain public education in California, and we can counter state austerity.
Bay Area Families March Against Police Brutality – Nov 10 @12pm 14th&Broadway, Oakland
Every 36 hours in the US, a black person is killed by law enforcement. In 2012, Bay Area Police have killed at least 12 black and brown people.
One one officer has ever been convicted in California of killing a black or brown person.
And Johannes Mehserle, who killed Oscar Grant, served only 11 months in prison and now
wants to return to a law enforcement job!
Alan Blueford, an 18-year old African-American student from Skyline High School,
was shot and killed by Oakland Police Officer Miguel Masso on May 6, 2012. The
Blueford family and the Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition (JAB) strongly condemn
the DA’s report and reject all attempts to cover up their son’s murder. We demand
Masso be fired and prosecuted, and all racial profiling practices, including stop and
frisk, be stopped immediately!
This project aims to leverage the debt collection system as a tool for direct action and mutual aid. We buy defaulted debt for pennies on the dollar, just as debt collectors would, but instead of attempting to collect it, we abolish it. For every dollar of defaulted debt we buy, $20 of debt will be abolished. This program launches on Thursday November 15th with a live “telethon” event in NYC – The People’s Bailout – where the goal is to raise $50,000, every penny of which will go toward abolishing $1,000,000 of defaulted medical debt. (In general, you cannot buy the debt of individuals. Rather, you have to buy categories of debt either by geography–folks in a given zip code, for example–or by category–medical debt, credit card debt, etc.)
After we have purchased and successfully abolished this $1,000,000 worth of debt, those whose debt was abolished will be notified with a letter that explains:
(1) That their debt has been abolished, and how that was done
(2) How to contact credit agencies to make sure the debt cancellation is reflected in their credit score
(3) How they can pay some of the jubilee forward, to abolish others also in debt. This is the “rolling” aspect of the jubilee.
NEXT STEPS/HOW TO HELP:
‘Like’ the StrikeDebt Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Strike-Debt/244850825627699
Share the Rolling Jubilee event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/394920527248194/
Follow @StrikeDebt on Twitter (we’re almost at 1,000 followers!)
Consider loaning your twitter or FB account to for a once-a-day blast: http://donateyouraccount.com/StrikeDebt (choose ‘Gold’ level)
Once you’ve done that, make some buzz! Try to post a few times a day about the Jubilee. Every single post counts. Here are some sample posts: http://bit.ly/RJSampleTweets. Feel free to copy and paste, or customize to your own liking. Just make sure to include the website www.rollingjubilee.org, and the hashtags #PeoplesBailout and #RollingJubilee, if you can.
Email your friends and ask them to do all of the above, too. Here are some articles you can use to get the conversation going:
The telethon starts at 8pm eastern time, so 5pm here. It will be streaming live on the internet, (probably on rollingjubilee.org)
**Also, here in Oakland I’m
hoping going to host a livestream event at the Holdout Niebel-Proctor Library on the night of the telethon. We’d watch the telethon, and I have a box of Debt Resistors Operations Manuals to distribute, so we can start talking about debt as a broad platform for resistance and direct action, and maybe get a Strike Debt working group going. Please contact me if you’d like to help organize this event!
STAY TUNE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT A LIVESTREAM PARTY!!
November 8th: Donation site goes up, promotional video is released, other announcements. We hope to use this day to test and build up our network. We will put up a site for our people to use to send targeted tweets to various celebrities during this time.
November 12th? New York Times article will be published around this day. Then the press embargo will be lifted.
November 15th: The telethon! Massive simultaneous twitter campaign to promote the live stream and our ongoing donation successes.
The Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group is engaged in an eviction defense of Jodie Randolph’s home.
We are going to have a movie night outside in Jodie’s yard. Sort of a
a neighborhood do-it-yourself drive in.
WE’LL BE SHOWING
MY BRAVE LITTLE TOASTER
VIDEOS OF FORECLOSURE DEFENSE ACTIONS
CARTOONS AND OTHER SHORTS
POPCORN, COMMUNITY, AND HOT DRINKS !!
THURSDAY 6PM, JODIE’S DRIVEWAY
1624 Foley St., Alameda
There’s No Place Like Home! Homes Not Jails 20th Anniversary Celebration!
This November marks the 20th Anniversary of Homes Not Jails. Since the first San Francisco housing takeover in 1992, Homes Not Jails has been a resource to squatters, a place to share support, and a group that has provided housing for folks in buildings that otherwise would have been left vacant and unused.
Come out and celebrate 20 years of Community and Action!
The night will be filled with music, dancing, food, and lots of great information.
And more TBA
Doors at 7, music starts at 7:30
$5-10 NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS
Norcal International Socialist Organization:
The Bay Area Marxism Conference will be held at the UC Berkeley campus on Nov. 17 from 10:00AM-6:00PM in rooms VSLB 2060 and MOFFITT 101, 102. You can find out more about this event at http://norcalsocialism.org/
Israel launched “Operation Pillar of Clouds” with a series of air strikes. So far Israel have been killed tens of people women and children. International solidarity activists are in the streets all over the world, we have to be in SF.
Please share this event with your networks, bring your banners and signs n spirit to the action!
Saturday Nov 17th at 4:00pm at Israeli Consulate in San Francisco
456 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
Our weekly open meeting for members and supporters to discuss the weeks tasks and projects. Come get plugged into ongoing housing defense work! We have abundant and varied work for all folks in any number of meaningful projects.
Rain location: SF Pizza, 1500 Broadway Oakland (http://goo.gl/maps/HtGO1)
Guests: Cynthia Kaufman & Wilson Riles.
Cynthia Kaufman is the author of Getting Past Capitalism and teaches Philosophy at De Anza College. Wilson Riles is a former Oakland City Council Member and community organizer.
Presented by the Democratic Socialists of America, East Bay Chapter.
ALL OUT FOR GAZA!
4:30PM @ Israeli Consulate
456 Montgomery Street
Mi Pueblo Is Not For the People!
Protest against Mi Pueblo grocery story chain owner Juvenal Chavez’s anti-immigrant practices: union busting and ICE collaboration. Support Mi Pueblo grocery workers in this second community picket, sponsored by the Dignity and Resistance Coalition.