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Oakland Spring Rising – 40 Farms in 40 Days – May 1st 2015
Oakland Spring Rising – 40 Farms in 40 Days – May 1st 2015
May 1 all-day
Oakland Spring Rising - 40 Farms in 40 Days - May 1st 2015 @ Oakland | California | United States
Oakland Spring Rising All Food is Medicine ~ All Water is Sacred 40 Farms in 40 Days beginning May 1st, 2015 Mission: The Mission of Oakland Spring Rising is to support existing community groups and new urban farmers to grow as much nutritious food in an urban setting as possible. Goals: To grow 100 pounds of healthy, organic produce for 400,000 people per year using available vacant land in Oakland.  In order to achieve this, Oakland Spring Rising was formed to be a hub for material & knowledge transfer between … Continued
Protest: Stop Detentions, Deportations & Murders of Immigrants! 8:00 am
Protest: Stop Detentions, Deportations & Murders of Immigrants! @ ICE Offices
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Since October 2014 the bodies of 55 immigrants were found in the Rio Grande River Valley in Texas and 15 other bodies were pulled from the waters of the Rio Grande River. These were people trying to cross one of the most militarized borders in the world. Amilcar Perez-Lopez, Guatemalan immigrant was unjustly killed by SFPD on February 26. Antonio Zambrano was brutally executed by Pasco, Washington police on February 10. 2059 immigrants were arrested nationwide by ICE agents in “Operation Cross Check”.  58473
The Bay Area OurWalmart April 1st National Day Of Action 5:00 pm
The Bay Area OurWalmart April 1st National Day Of Action @ Walmart, Oakland
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
On WED APRIL 1st we will be getting out the message on the VICTORY and WAGE INCREASES at Walmart! Over 500,000 Walmart Associates will get a WAGE INCREASE! BUT WALMART ASSOCIATES STILL NEED HIGHER WAGES! Join us in front of Walmart Stores where we will be getting out the message. Oakland Walmart 5-7pm! 8400 Edgewater Dr Oakland, CA San Leandro Walmart 3-430pm 15555 Hesperian Blvd San Leandro, CA Richmond Walmart 5-7pm (Hilltop mall)1400 Hilltop Mall Rd, Richmond, CA Help spread the Historic Victory and to make $15 and Full Time … Continued
Picket Lines & Produce Stands: Worker Power in Food Justice 6:00 pm
Picket Lines & Produce Stands: Worker Power in Food Justice @ Omni Commons
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Facebook event. Join Movement Generation us for a Meal & Conversation Behind that delicious #2 Burger & Fry Combo is a billion dollar fast food industry that not only erodes our soil, contaminates our water and destroys our health, but also serves up poverty wages and deadly working conditions to millions of fast food workers. As food justice activists fighting to transition our food system away from industrial farming toward local, sustainable agriculture, how do we unite our frontlines with the very workers who plant, harvest, pack, transport, cook, serve, … Continued
Film Showing: Century of Enslavement 6:30 pm
Film Showing: Century of Enslavement @ Humanist Hall
Apr 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Film evenings begin with optional potluck refreshments & social hour at 6:30 pm, followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by optional discussion after the film. CENTURY OF ENSLAVEMENT by James Corbett Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street58468
Action-oriented Anti-policing Study Group 7:00 pm
Action-oriented Anti-policing Study Group @ Omni Collective
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
We are having an orientation for our hands-on study group. The focus of the project is both analytical and activist. As a group, we will develop an understanding of the relationship between gentrification and police violence thru readings, workshops and discussions. At the same time, we will be developing and implementing strategies in our neighborhoods that seek to discourage other people that are new to Oakland from calling the cops. It will last about 3 months58427
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Caravana 43: BERKELEY con AYOTZINAPA (Disappeared Mexican Students) 2:00 pm
Caravana 43: BERKELEY con AYOTZINAPA (Disappeared Mexican Students) @ Martin Luther King Civic Center Park
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Facebook event. We’re all very honored to be having 2 parents from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero and 2 surviving students come to UCBerkeley from April 2nd to April 3rd. We’ve been working very hard planning events where everyone can come and see the parents speak on their journey and on their continuous fight to find their missing children. We want the whole community, non-students and students, to come out and come together to welcome them to UCBerkeley and show them what international solidarity looks like. We are asking you all to spread … Continued
Screening of : American Revolutionary – The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs 6:30 pm
Screening of : American Revolutionary – The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Transition Berkeley invites you to join us for an award winning film about Grace Lee Boggs, a Chinese American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times. American Revolutionary has won six Audience Awards from film festivals around the world, including the 2013 Los Angeles … Continued
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm 7:30 pm
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
WiFi Mesh General Meeting When: Every Thursday @ 7:30pm – 11:30pm Where: 4799 Shattuck Avenue – Oakland, CA (corner of 48th and Shattuck) Contact: Jenny Ryan – email – We’re building a community wireless mesh network! A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts as a relay to other computers, such that a network can stretch to cover entire cities. Our goal is to create such a free mesh network that is entirely controlled and operated by the community! Want to help create an alternate means of … Continued
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Liberation Day: Save AfrikaTown! 7:00 am
Liberation Day: Save AfrikaTown! @ Qilombo
Apr 3 @ 7:00 am – 11:45 pm
We need the voices, bodies and the love of the local community to stop developers from destroying the vision of a successful African counterculture movement. AfrikaTown has provided the community with fresh fruits and vegetables, a comfortable environment to interact with one another, barbecues and a place to gain political awareness. We are asking for folks to show up, bring your bodies, signs and stand in solidarity with one of the last black-ran community spaces in West Oakland. With your help, AfrikaTown has the power to prevent the complete displacement … Continued
Art Exhibit: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence, Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day. 5:30 pm
Art Exhibit: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence, Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day. @ Uptown Body and Fender, Across from Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural
Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Art Exhibit: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence, Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day. @ Uptown Body and Fender, Across from Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural | Oakland | California | United States
FRIDAY, APRIL 3rd 5:30-9pm: Art exhibit opening FRIDAY, APRIL 17th 6-9pm: Round table discussion Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC), Art Forces, Eastside Arts Alliance and Critical Resistance present an art exhibit and discussion, Re-Visions: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence, Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day. Re-Visions art exhibit and round table discussion draws connections between community struggles and cultures of resistance to challenge state violence, policing and prisons.  Re-Visions will be used to inform curriculum that will be made  accessible to the community as part of the Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural Project’s “Off the Wall”  programming. … Continued
The Struggle for Justice in Mexico Continues! 7:00 pm
The Struggle for Justice in Mexico Continues!
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The struggle for justice for the 43 disappeared students of Ayotzinapa continues. Protesters around the world are demanding justice for the students who disappeared in September 2014 at the hands of the mayor of Iguala in Guerrero, the police and the “Guerreros Unidos” gang. Many in Mexico are demanding the resignation of President Enrique Peña Nieto and an end to the impunity of the Mexican government towards murderous criminal gangs that have killed more than 100,000 people in recent years. But the U.S. government and banks are not let off … Continued
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Conscious Eating Conference 8:30 am
Conscious Eating Conference @ David Brower Center
Apr 4 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Conscious Eating Conference @ David Brower Center | Berkeley | California | United States
The Conscious Eating Conference brings expert speakers to Berkeley, California to share their ideas about the best food choices we can make for the planet, ourselves, and animals. This conference will feature a fearless investigator who went undercover to document the inside story of animal farming. We will reveal little known facts about fish and the fishing industry and explore how plant-based eating is going mainstream. You don’t want to miss this exciting day of information exchange! Registration includes vegan continental breakfast and lunch.   http://upc-online.org/forums/2015/58470
Discussion: The Future of Cuba 12:00 pm
Discussion: The Future of Cuba @ Community Room, South Branch, Berkeley Public Library
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
 The Future of Cuba   Karen Wald, longtime Cuba resident and scholar, reports on her just-completed two and a half month visit to the island, where she studied the new non-agricultural cooperative enterprises. Karen will be joined by Matt Rinaldi, a member of the National Lawyers Guild delegation to the International Conference of Labor Lawyers in Havana in March. Readings: ALEJANDRO CASTRO ESPIN and LASONAS PIPINIS VELASCO, ‘The Future of Cuba – Communism is an Aspiration’ http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/02/27/the-future-of-cuba/ 58509
March and Forum for Ayotzinapa 1:30 pm
March and Forum for Ayotzinapa
Apr 4 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
March and Forum for Ayotzinapa Community March: Mission and 16th Sts. 1:30pm- Danzantes welcome the community 2pm- Start of the rally 2:30pm- March starts towards 24th St. Community Forum: Buena Vista Horace Mann Elementary 3351 23rd St., between Bartlett and Valencia Sts. 4-6pm Saturday, April 4th, San Francisco welcomes the families of the 43 students disappeared by the Mexican government this past September, 2014, joining with their demand for justice with their caravan throughout the US. We are in solidarity with their struggle and welcome everyone to a community and … Continued
Memorial for Amilcar Perez-Lopez, killed by SFPD 4:00 pm
Memorial for Amilcar Perez-Lopez, killed by SFPD @ St. John the Evangelist
Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
THIS SAT: Memorial for Amilcar Perez-Lopez, killed by SFPD. 4:00 PM, St. John the Evangelist, 1661 15th Street, SF pic.twitter.com/M998n9iXRI— هدهد (@thehoopoe) April 3, 2015 58513
Lyrical Revolt: Open Mic for the People’s Struggle 7:00 pm
Lyrical Revolt: Open Mic for the People’s Struggle
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
As part of the Mission District MAPP events, the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition will be hosting LYRICAL REVOLT, a political-artistic space to express oneself through any vocal medium. Join us as we use the power of our words and art to battle the injustices that face the world today. This open mic is dedicated to all of those who are struggling all around the world against the hands of an oppressor. We also remember the victims of racist police terror. The program will start at 7pm sharp, sign ups will start at … Continued
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Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: China’s Migrant Workers: History and Challenges 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: China’s Migrant Workers: History and Challenges @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Over the past 30 years, around 300 million men and women have moved from China’s farms to its factories, industrial plants and construction sites, in one of the largest and most rapid migrations in human history. Luo Xiaoping is a daughter of farmers who graduated from the Academy of Marxism of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Her presentation will review this migration, some of the extraordinary challenges that have accompanied it, and efforts to address them. Luo Xiaoping is an assistant professor at Zhejiang Ocean University and a visiting … Continued
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Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Meeting 6:00 pm
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Meeting @ 5th floor
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Get involved with the fight against solitary confinement. Become a human rights pen pal: Contact cws@igc.org58414
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly 6:30 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office | Berkeley | California | United States
Come learn about continuing developments in the battle save the Berkeley Post Office and the Postal Service from privatization, support our Occupiers and help us plan our next steps in opposition to the theft of our public commons. The postal service wanted to sell the post office to Hudson-Mcdonald, a local developer. The City of Berkeley sued the post office to stop the sale. Hudson-mcdonald backed out of the deal in early december. Get an overview of the sale announcement here. Here’s a good more general overview piece.  There was a … Continued
Occupy Forum: Black Lives Matter. 6:30 pm
Occupy Forum: Black Lives Matter. @ Global Exchange, at 16th St BART
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! OccupyForum presents Black Lives Matter: Origins, the Present and the Future Monday’s OccupyForum will explore the Black Lives Matter movement: its origins, what is happening right now, and where it is headed. We hope to have a number of speakers who have been involved in the recent outpouring of involvement as well as Gerald Smith, a longtime scholar of Black History and Black Culture. If … Continued
Stop a New, Massive Oil Storage and Pipeline Facility in Pittsburg, CA 7:00 pm
Stop a New, Massive Oil Storage and Pipeline Facility in Pittsburg, CA @ Pittsburg City Hall
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Stop a New, Massive Oil Storage and Pipeline Facility in Pittsburg, CA @ Pittsburg City Hall | Pittsburg | California | United States
WesPac is back. So are we. The proposal to develop a massive crude oil storage and transport facility in Pittsburg is back on the table. The new proposal would exclude the crude-by-rail component and instead rely on pipeline and marine transport. Residents are still opposed. We can support them by attending the next Pittsburg City Council meeting at which they finally stop the project in its tracks or approve a resolution to allocate funds for further environmental review. Our attendance is welcomed by project opponents. Wear your “Stop WesPac” buttons … Continued
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A Speak Out and Call to Action: Stop Police Brutality and Murder! 3:00 pm
A Speak Out and Call to Action: Stop Police Brutality and Murder! @ Multicultural Center
Apr 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A Speak Out and Call to Action: Stop Police Brutality and Murder! Speakers include… Dionne Smith Downs & Carey Downs, parents of James Rivera, murdered by Stockton police; Angela Naggie, mother of O’Shaine Evans, murdered by SFPD; Laurie Valdez, wife of Antonio Guzman Lopez, murdered by SJSU police; Stop Mass Incarceration Network, Revolution Club, Bay Area Additional Speakers TBA58516
Emeryville Living Wage Hearing / Workshop 6:30 pm
Emeryville Living Wage Hearing / Workshop @ Emeryville City Hall
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
On April 7 the Emeryville City Council will hold a study session on hiking the minimum wage to $14.42, equal to the city’s living wage, effective July 1 2015.58426
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Save CCSF Coalition General Assembly 5:30 pm
Save CCSF Coalition General Assembly
Apr 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Check calendar to verify and for location Help organize to defend public education! Remove the dictatorship and demand an end to downsizing, pushout policies, austerity, and attacks on diversity, and the cancellation of the construction of the Performing Arts Education Center. www.facebook.com/saveccsf info@saveccsf.org www.saveccsf.org58333
Film: All Wars Are Bankers Wars. 6:30 pm
Film: All Wars Are Bankers Wars. @ Humanist Hall
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
F ALL WARS ARE BANKERS’ WARS by Michael Avero & Zane Henry ilm evenings begin with optional potluck refreshments & social hour at 6:30 pm, followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by optional discussion after the film. For a description of this film, see the website shown below. Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/all-wars-ar…  58493
Let’s bring it to Dirks: Overnight Action & Breakfast for Divestment 7:00 pm
Let’s bring it to Dirks: Overnight Action & Breakfast for Divestment @ California Hall Lawn
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 9 @ 11:00 am
With the momentum of nationwide actions for divestment currently happening, we call on Chancellor Dirks to stand with students, not with fossil fuels. Join us for a climate sleepover and Breakfast for Divestment! Get trained on direct actions, media, and other skills and come support Fossil Free Cal as they fight for a livable future! We envision a future not overwhelmed by a global (and state-wide) water crisis, rising sea levels, ravaged by superstorms, and plagued with economic and racial injustice, ruled by the fossil fuel industry for the sake … Continued
Politics of Debt Reading Group: The Latest on Syriza, Greece, Its Debt, Austerity and the Troika. 7:30 pm
Politics of Debt Reading Group: The Latest on Syriza, Greece, Its Debt, Austerity and the Troika. @ Omni Commons basement
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
We’ll be checking up on what’s happened in Greece 2 1/2 months after Syriza, the anti-austerity party, won the election. Here are links to various recent articles. Feel free to find your own as well!  And you don’t need to feel like you need to read them all – choose perhaps five or six. This list will be updated and possibly culled as new information becomes available, so check back! Greece Raids Public Health Service Kitty as It Scrambles for a Short-Term Lifeline; ECB Refuses to Cut a Break. Updated: … Continued
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Oppose Berkeley’s New “Tidy Homeless” Laws: Rally/Meal/Sleepout 5:00 pm
Oppose Berkeley’s New “Tidy Homeless” Laws: Rally/Meal/Sleepout @ Downtown Berkeley BART
Apr 9 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 10 @ 6:15 am
Oppose Berkeley's New "Tidy Homeless" Laws: Rally/Meal/Sleepout @ Downtown Berkeley BART | Berkeley | California | United States
From the Berkeley Daily Planet An interfaith coalition representing over 40 Berkeley religious congregations is organizing “Interfaith Actions in Solidarity with Homeless” people Thursday April 9 5pm to 6:15am Friday–at Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza, Center and Shattuck Street, Berkeley.  Events will start with blessing of a meal at 5pm to 5:30pm by Rev. Michael McBride, long time pastor of The Way Christian Center; followed by An Interfaith Service 5:30pm to 6:15pm involving more than 20 local clergy 5:30pm to 6:15pm; followed by a “Night Out Sleeping Vigil” 6:15pm to 8pm … Continued
Community Conversation on Police Terror with Eric Garner’s Daughter 6:00 pm
Community Conversation on Police Terror with Eric Garner’s Daughter @ Bettiono's
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bay Area: Join a community conversation on police terrorism featuring @es_snipes. Eric Garner's daughter. This Thursday at @bettiono. 6pm.— BlackOUT Collective (@blackoutcollect) April 7, 2015 58539
Livable Wage Assembly Planning Meeting for April 15th 6:30 pm
Livable Wage Assembly Planning Meeting for April 15th @ SEIU Local 1000 union hall, 2nd floor
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Livable Wage Assembly Planning Meeting for April 15th @ SEIU Local 1000 union hall, 2nd floor | Oakland | California | United States
The Oakland Livable Wage Assembly builds community and power among those who seek higher wages and better work life conditions for area workers. We meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the SEIU Local 1000 union hall, 1433 Webster Street, 2nd Floor in downtown Oakland. These assembly meetings occur from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Our work together encompasses: (1) the concerns of precarious, contingent and care workers; (2) current campaigns to improve wages for low-wage workers; and (3) efforts by unionized workers and unions to improve … Continued
Black Community Control of the Police: Featuring Omali Yeshitela 7:00 pm
Black Community Control of the Police: Featuring Omali Yeshitela @ Uhuru House
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Demand the power to hire, fire and discipline the police be in the hands of a community-selected committee. Culture. Speakers. Food. Keynote by Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African Socialist International and leader of the Uhuru Movement.58433
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm 7:30 pm
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons
Apr 9 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
WiFi Mesh General Meeting When: Every Thursday @ 7:30pm – 11:30pm Where: 4799 Shattuck Avenue – Oakland, CA (corner of 48th and Shattuck) Contact: Jenny Ryan – email – We’re building a community wireless mesh network! A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts as a relay to other computers, such that a network can stretch to cover entire cities. Our goal is to create such a free mesh network that is entirely controlled and operated by the community! Want to help create an alternate means of … Continued
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National Call to Action to Save Mumia’s Life 9:00 am
National Call to Action to Save Mumia’s Life
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Friday, April 10th is a “National Call to Action to Save Mumia’s Life.” SIGN THIS PETITION: sign the petition at https://www.change.org/p/john-e-wetzel-pa-secretary-of-corrections-tom-wolf-pa-governor-stop-the-medical-execution-of-mumia-abu-jamal-by-neglect-and-malpractice-3 For three months U.S. political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal showed signs of diabetes. He was examined by prison doctors multiple times with blood drawn three times in February alone, yet the diabetes was not diagnosed until he was taken to an outside hospital after fainting in the prison with blood sugar near diabetic coma levels. After a couple of days, he was sent back to the care in the … Continued
Free screening of THE PIPELINE NEXT DOOR. 3:00 pm
Free screening of THE PIPELINE NEXT DOOR. @ Pacific Film Archive Theater
Apr 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Special free screening of THE PIPELINE NEXT DOOR. David faces Goliath when a village of Georgian farmers takes on the BP oil corporation in this character-driven documentary. The filmmaker’s verite approach captures the negotiations, breakdowns, heartbreak, and anger surrounding BP’s purchase of Georgian countryside to construct a 1700-kilometer pipeline from Kazaskstan to the Black Sea. A wrenching expose of the exploitation of common people. Filmmaker Nino Kirtadze in person.  58533
#MumiaMustLive – National Day to Stand Up for Mumia 4:00 pm
#MumiaMustLive – National Day to Stand Up for Mumia @ Oakland Federal Building
Apr 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
SAVE THE LIFE OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL! STOP HIS EXECUTION BY MEDICAL NEGLECT! DON’T LET THE STATE MURDER ANOTHER BLACK LEADER! SHUT IT DOWN FOR MUMIA! Stopped from carrying out the death penalty against Mumia Abu-Jamal by a worldwide movement that spanned three decades, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has been attempting over the past three months to execute him by medical neglect. On March 30, Abu-Jamal was rushed, unconscious, to the Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Pa., suffering from diabetic shock, with a dangerously high blood sugar level of 779. … Continued
The Burden Carried by African American Men with Dr. Cornel West 7:00 pm
The Burden Carried by African American Men with Dr. Cornel West @ Nourse Theater
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
One of America’s most provocative public intellectuals, Dr. Cornel West has been a champion for racial justice since childhood. His writing, speaking, and teaching weave together the traditions of the Black Baptist Church, progressive politics, and jazz. The New York Times has praised his “ferocious moral vision.” Currently the Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton, West burst onto the national scene in 1993 with his best-selling book, Race Matters, a searing analysis of racism in American democracy. Race Matters has become a … Continued
Womyn’s Creative Collective: Open Mic 7:00 pm
Womyn’s Creative Collective: Open Mic @ Qilombo
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Womyn's Creative Collective: Open Mic @ Qilombo | Oakland | California | United States
THIS FRIDAY! Join us at @oaklandqilombo as we celebrate #MotherEarth and @afrikatown with our #OpenMic and #SisterCypher! Bringing you poetry, songs, beats, raps, rhymes, and rhythm from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm!!! See you there! 58546
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Mumia’s Life in Danger! All Out! 12:00 pm
Mumia’s Life in Danger! All Out! @ Oakland Federal Building
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Mumia’s Life in Danger! No Execution by Medical Default! Free Mumia Now! Dear Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Thanks for your efforts to flood the Mahoney Prison Superintendent John Kerestes  with calls (570-773-2158  Ext. 8102). You should continue to do so! But now is the time to mobilize across the country to unleash the power that has prevented Pennsylvania officials from executing Mumia in the past. The refusal of prison officials to allow expert medical doctors in the field of diabetes amounts to criminal neglect. Just last week this neglect came … Continued
Free Soltan. 1:00 pm
Free Soltan. @ Booth Auditorium, Bolt Hall
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free Soltan. @ Booth Auditorium, Bolt Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
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Sustainable Agriculture: Let’s Learn From Cuba 2:00 pm
Sustainable Agriculture: Let’s Learn From Cuba @ Dimond Library
Apr 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dimond Library to Show uplifting film on Cuba’s urban gardens. Can small-scale organic farming, localized community-based agriculture, actually feed large numbers of people? The answer is no further than a tropical island in the azure sea off the coast of Florida. According Dale Allen Pfeiffer, author of “Eating Fossil Fuels,” “Cuba has disproved the myth that organic agriculture cannot maintain a modern nation.” Cuba is world-renowned for its urban gardens, its health and resiliency. For environmentalists and food policy activists in the East Bay, the normalization of relations with Cuba … Continued
May Day #ShutItDown Planning Meeting 3:00 pm
May Day #ShutItDown Planning Meeting @ Omni Commons
Apr 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
A meeting to come up with a collective proposal for Direct Actions on MayDay.58550
Justice for Guadalupe Manzo Ochoa 6:30 pm
Justice for Guadalupe Manzo Ochoa
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Justice for Guadalupe Manzo Ochoa @ Oakland | California | United States
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Open mic & cypher at The Alan Blueford Center For Justice 9:30 pm
Open mic & cypher at The Alan Blueford Center For Justice @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Apr 11 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Open mic & cypher at The Alan Blueford Center For Justice @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice | Oakland | California | United States
open mic & cypher at The Alan Blueford Center For Justice. Sign up at 7pm, show at 7:30, ALL AGES WELCOME. 58567
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24th Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence 9:30 am
24th Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Bahai Center
Apr 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to survivors and victims of violence and police terror in Oakland. We are organizing this gathering for the community to connect, share prayers, writings and poems from all spiritual traditions, reflect and recharge and build coalitions interested in healing. In April, it will be two years since we started holding these prayer meetings at the Baha’i Center. Come share prayers, quotes, poems, and favorite passages from your scriptures with us. We will serve a simple breakfast.58453
Berkeley Arts Festival: Osha’s Not an Exhibition 10:00 am
Berkeley Arts Festival: Osha’s Not an Exhibition
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Osha Neumann will be making large black and white, brush and ink drawings on newsprint and maybe newspaper, maybe other stuff. Maybe some will have color. Osha will pin them to the wall, still wet and dripping. You get to take whatever you like. All this, in honor of the publication of his book, Doodling on the Titanic: the Making of Art in the World on the Brink, which will be available for sale, though there will be no obligation to buy.  58569
Yuvette Henderson Vigil and March 3:00 pm
Yuvette Henderson Vigil and March @ Extra Space Storage
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Facebook event. Vigil and march in loving memory of Yuvette Henderson. All aspects of the action are planned to be peaceful. This event is organized by the Anti-Police Terror Project with permission from the family of Yuvette Henderson. The APTP demands an open and public investigation, while knowing that a fair investigation will never occur if that investigation is left solely in the hands of the police. We have continued to make the following demands: – Release of the video tapes that contain the shooting or any lead-up to the … Continued
Green Sunday: How militarism and war mess up everything else 5:00 pm
Green Sunday: How militarism and war mess up everything else @ Niebyl-Proctor library
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
* Take a quiz on military spending (you’ll be shocked!) * Discuss the connection between militarism and climate * Explore the increasing militarism of local policing * Learn about the Global Day Against Military Spending (Wedn, Apr 15/Tax Day) Panelists: Barry Hermanson, SF Green, long time opponent of military spending, former candidate for Congress, exploring a run for SF Mayor in Nov 2015 Susan Schacher, Oakland Green, active with the Bay Area New Priorities Campaign Barry’s website: http://www.notmypriorities.org/ Global Day Against Military Spending (April 15): http://demilitarize.org/ Bay Area New Prorities … Continued
Palestinian Noviolent Activist Iyad Burnat Speaks. 7:00 pm
Palestinian Noviolent Activist Iyad Burnat Speaks. @ Uptown Body and Fender
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Palestinian Noviolent Activist Iyad Burnat Speaks. @ Uptown Body and Fender | Oakland | California | United States
Iyad Burnat is the coordinator for the popular committee in Bil’in, Palestine, a small farming village 7 miles west of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. For ten years Iyad and the Popular Committee have organized the people to Bil’in to participate in weekly non-violent demonstrations against the confiscation of their land, destruction of their olive trees, and Israel’s illegal Separation Wall and settlements. This past summer Iyad’s 15-year-old teenage son was shot in the leg by the Israeli military, severing a nerve and requiring ongoing medical care. This spring, … Continued
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Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Meeting 6:00 pm
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Meeting @ 5th floor
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Get involved with the fight against solitary confinement. Become a human rights pen pal: Contact cws@igc.org58414
Occupy Forum: BAAQMD Do Your Job 6:30 pm
Occupy Forum: BAAQMD Do Your Job @ Global Exchange, at 16th St. BART
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
OccupyForum presents Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! BAAQMD Do Your Job: Our Regulatory Agencies are letting us down bigtime California is the third largest oil refining state in the US. The Bay Area’s five refineries process 778,000 barrels of oil per day!  Refineries produce a wide variety of pollutants, including greenhouse gasses that cause climate change and toxic chemicals that sicken the people living near the refineries. The Bay Area Air … Continued
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Justice 4 James Rivera: Oakland to Stockton. BBQ, Rally to End Police Murder. 11:00 am
Justice 4 James Rivera: Oakland to Stockton. BBQ, Rally to End Police Murder. @ Ride from OGP
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm
Justice 4 James Rivera: Oakland to Stockton. BBQ, Rally to End Police Murder. @ Ride from OGP | Oakland | California | United States
Facebook event. Since April 10th 2012, Oakland and Stockton have become one in the fight against police brutality. Donnie Smith-Downs has gone coast to coast in support of victims of police killing. She has shown us that solidarity is an action word by her presence in the fight against police brutality and the militarization of local police departments. Her son James Rivera was shot with an AR-15, piercing his body leaving holes the size of tennis balls. Since 4/10 /12 Stockton has had a number of police killings, and momma … Continued
#ShutItDownA14 at UC Berkeley 11:30 am
#ShutItDownA14 at UC Berkeley @ Sproul Plaza
Apr 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
HS student in #Oakland challenging you to #ShutDownA14 https://t.co/KAock7PZwy #WalterScott @mrdaveyd @Carl_Dix pic.twitter.com/3c1Nx2YK7P— Revolution Club (@RevClub_bay) April 11, 2015 58556
Stop Murder by Police #ShutdownA14 1:00 pm
Stop Murder by Police #ShutdownA14 @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stop Business as Usual. No School! No Work! Say No More! To The System Giving a Green Light to Killer Cops!58432
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly Meeting 6:30 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly Meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 union hall, 2nd floor
Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Oakland Livable Wage Assembly builds community and power among those who seek higher wages and better work life conditions for area workers. We meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Our work together encompasses: (1) the concerns of precarious, contingent and care workers; (2) current campaigns to improve wages for low-wage workers; and (3) efforts by unionized workers and unions to improve wages and quality of work life. At this meeting we will doing final planning for an action at 8:00 AM April 15th (4/15 = FOR … Continued
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STAND UP FOR $15 SAN FRANCISCO 6:00 am
STAND UP FOR $15 SAN FRANCISCO @ McDonald's
Apr 15 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am
STAND UP FOR $15 JOIN THE LARGEST LOW-WAGE WORKER PROTESTS IN MODERN AMERICAN HISTORY.  ACROSS THE COUNTRY WE’RE TAKING TO THE STREETS BECAUSE ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!  WE’RE FED UP WITH PEOPLE BEING FORCED TO SURVICE ON POVERTY WAGES, WHILE BEING EXPLOITED BY COMPANIES RAKING IN BILLIONS.  58582
STAND UP FOR $15 OAKLAND 9:30 am
STAND UP FOR $15 OAKLAND @ McDonald's
Apr 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
STAND UP FOR $15 JOIN THE LARGEST LOW-WAGE WORKER PROTESTS IN MODERN AMERICAN HISTORY.  ACROSS THE COUNTRY WE’RE TAKING TO THE STREETS BECAUSE ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!  WE’RE FED UP WITH PEOPLE BEING FORCED TO SURVICE ON POVERTY WAGES, WHILE BEING EXPLOITED BY COMPANIES RAKING IN BILLIONS.  58583
Boycott Sprouts & Fight for Fifteen 12:00 pm
Boycott Sprouts & Fight for Fifteen @ Sprouts, San Rafael
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Sprouts is known for their low pay, labor violations and union-busting. Across the country, fast food and minimum wage workers are standing up and speaking out for their rights. On 4/15, we are shutting down Sprouts to protest their paving of historic farmland at the Gill Tract, and to stand with workers across the country demanding $15 and a Union. Join us on April 15th, as we protest the paving of historic farmland at the opening of a new Sprouts in San Rafael – sandwiched in the middle of a … Continued
Fight for Fifteen: Oakland to Berkeley. 1:00 pm
Fight for Fifteen: Oakland to Berkeley. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fight for Fifteen: Oakland to Berkeley. @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Join the Oakland Livable Wage Assembly and march to Berkeley for the giant FF15 assembly there. It’s forecast to be a perfect day for a march:  75F and partly sunny! The Oakland Livable Wage Assembly is holding the Oakland action leading up to the National Fight for $15 Rally and March noted below. Please join us at OGP (Frank Ogawa Plaza) for the Rally at 1:00pm followed by the March to UC Berkeley where we will join forces with Bay Area families, workers, people of faith, students, artists, leaders, and community … Continued
Fight for 15 March: Stand Up for $15 3:00 pm
Fight for 15 March: Stand Up for $15
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fight for 15 March: Stand Up for $15 @ Berkeley | California | United States
Facebook event. On April 15, join the Fight for $15 and be part of the largest low-wage worker protests in modern American history. There is a crisis in America. Working families have endured decades of stagnant incomes. We are increasingly forced to choose between keeping a roof over our heads, paying our bills or feeding our kids. Meanwhile, the corporations we work for have record profits and their executives earn ever-increasing salaries. On April 15, here in the Bay Area, families, workers, people of faith, students, artists, leaders, and community … Continued
Anti-Police-Terrorism Project Meeting 7:30 pm
Anti-Police-Terrorism Project Meeting @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Anti-Police Terrorism Project is a project of the ONYX Organizing Committee that in coalition with other organizations like the Alan Blueford Center for Justice, Workers World and Healthy Hoodz is working to develop a replicable and sustainable model to end police terrorism in this country. We are led by the most impacted communities but are a multi-racial, mutil-generational coalition. We meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Facebook event.58554
Film Evening: Four Horseman of the Banking Cartel 7:30 pm
Film Evening: Four Horseman of the Banking Cartel @ Humanist Hall
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Film evenings begin with optional potluck refreshments & social hour at 6:30 pm, followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by optional discussion after the film. FOUR HORSEMAN OF THE BANKING CARTEL by PressTV based on books by Dean Henderson For this film, see YouTube Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street58572
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BENEFIT FOR AK PRESS: Boots Riley and Dave Zirin: Hip Hop, Sports, & Struggle Under The New Jim Crow. 7:00 pm
BENEFIT FOR AK PRESS: Boots Riley and Dave Zirin: Hip Hop, Sports, & Struggle Under The New Jim Crow. @ Oakland Peace Center
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join Boots Riley and Dave Zirin in a discussion about the role of mass culture in building resistance against racism and mass incarceration today. ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT AK PRESS to support recovery from the fire which devastated their Oakland building. (Details here http://bit.ly/19BBYDV) Tickets on sale next week or available at the door. Sponsored by: Haymarket Books, SoleSpace, Howard Zinn Book Fair and The Center for Sport & Social Justice @ Cal State East Bay Facebook event. 58540
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm 7:30 pm
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
WiFi Mesh General Meeting When: Every Thursday @ 7:30pm – 11:30pm Where: 4799 Shattuck Avenue – Oakland, CA (corner of 48th and Shattuck) Contact: Jenny Ryan – email – We’re building a community wireless mesh network! A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts as a relay to other computers, such that a network can stretch to cover entire cities. Our goal is to create such a free mesh network that is entirely controlled and operated by the community! Want to help create an alternate means of … Continued
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Round table discussion: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence, Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day. 6:00 pm
Round table discussion: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence, Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day. @ Uptown Body and Fender, Across from Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Round table discussion:  Black and Brown Resisting State Violence, Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day. @ Uptown Body and Fender, Across from Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural | Oakland | California | United States
FRIDAY, APRIL 3rd 5:30-9pm: Art exhibit opening FRIDAY, APRIL 17th 6-9pm: Round table discussion Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC), Art Forces, Eastside Arts Alliance and Critical Resistance present an art exhibit and discussion, Re-Visions: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence, Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day. ART EXHIBIT: Friday April 3rd, Oakland First Friday, 5:30-9pm ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: Friday April 17th, Palestinian Prisoners Day, 6-9pm SPEAKERS: Rachel Herzing Sagnicthe Salazar, Xicana Moratorium Rabab Abdulhadi, AMED, Ethnic Studies, SFSU Kiwi Illafonte, Mass Bass, San Quentin ROOTS program Malcolm X Grassroots Movement Moderated by: Maisha Quint, Eastside Arts Alliance … Continued
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2015 Refinery Healing Walks 8:00 am
2015 Refinery Healing Walks
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
2015 Refinery Healing Walks @ Pittsburg | California | United States
2015 Refinery Healing Walks Idle No More SF Bay and citizens from front-line refinery communities invite you to attend one of a series of four walks, one each month from April through July. The second annual Connect the Dots: Refinery Corridor Healing Walks begins with a Walk from Pittsburg to Martinez. The Walks bring attention and awareness to the environmental and health impacts of the five refineries along the Northeast San Francisco Bay. They are led by Native American elders and others in prayer, with those walking behind in conversation. … Continued
Richmond Town Hall Meeting on Crude By Rail 10:00 am
Richmond Town Hall Meeting on Crude By Rail @ To be announced
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
There will presentations about the history of dangerous Crude By Rail, the threat from the Kinder Morgan operation in Richmond and strategies to fight for our rights to safety. For more information contact: Andrés Soto, CBE Richmond Organizer at 510.282.5363 or at andres@cbecal.org 58270
People’s Park Anniversary Concert 2:00 pm
People’s Park Anniversary Concert @ Starry Plough
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
@crustyrustyMAD 2:00 YukonHannibal 2:15 Hali Hammer&Friends 2:45 The Harbingers 3:15Carol Denney 3:45Clyde Leland 4:15 Cracker Family Circus— Russell Bates (@crustyrustyMAD) April 13, 2015 58573
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Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: Imperialism in the 21st Century: Updating Lenin’s Theory a Century Later 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: Imperialism in the 21st Century: Updating Lenin’s Theory a Century Later @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
We have invited Richard Becker from the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) to discuss their new book: Imperialism in the 21st Century: Updating Lenin’s Theory a Century Later. The book includes chapters from the PSL on imperialism as well as Lenin’s original pamphlet, Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism. PSL’s new publication is intended to make a significant contribution to the ideological development of revolutionaries today and to the Marxist movement and struggle. Copies of the 210 page book will be available for purchase ($14.95) For our full schedule, … Continued
MayDay ShutItDown Action Organizing Assembly 2:00 pm
MayDay ShutItDown Action Organizing Assembly @ Latham Square
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
At the Assembly we will discuss and organize pickets and shutdowns for May Day, May 1, in affinity and working groups.58589
Occupy Oakland General Assembly (at Omni this week) 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly (at Omni this week) @ Omni Collective
Apr 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly (at Omni this week) @ Omni Collective | Oakland | California | United States
This week we are meeting with the Oakland Open Circle at the OMNI basement, 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland, and will continue a bit after they have finished their meeting.   The Open Circle will have a potluck lunch at the Omni beginning at 3 PM and start their regular meeting at about 3:45 PM. Occupy Oakland’s own GA will begin at about 5 PM or so after the Open Circle finishes up. The Occupy Oakland General Assembly generally meets Sundays, at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & … Continued
The Open Circle Meeting ~ Addressing Police Violence, Militarization of State, and Systemic Racism 3:00 pm
The Open Circle Meeting ~ Addressing Police Violence, Militarization of State, and Systemic Racism @ Omni Commons
Apr 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Open Circle is an opportunity to build community with one another first and foremost. Secondly, it is a space to reflect and collaborate on strategies and actions to bring an end to these egregious crimes. Please join us for the Potluck at 3:00 pm followed by the Open Circle at 3:45 pm. Please bring a dish or snacks to share! Open circle will begin with updates and announcements of upcoming actions followed by reflection and dialogue around the current state and thoughts or approaches on how to effect change. We … Continued
Planning Meeting For Rally To Support Launch Of CleanPowerSF 4:00 pm
Planning Meeting For Rally To Support Launch Of CleanPowerSF @ SF Unitarian Universalist Church
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Invitation To Attend Planning Meeting For *BIG* Earth Month Rally To Support Launch Of CleanPowerSF 350 SF is going to hold a very important organizing meeting to help plan a big rally that is being held by Sierra Club, 350, and others, to support CleanPowerSF (see CleanPowerSF details below). The rally will be on April 28, 12:30pm at San Francisco City Hall – see https://www.facebook.com/events/418190375008487 ​ (Save the date.)​ For his entire tenure, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee has attempted to block CleanPowerSF due to campaign donations and other influence … Continued
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Court Support: #ShutItDown A14 Arrestees 8:00 am
Court Support: #ShutItDown A14 Arrestees
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
URGENT – Come to Court on Monday in San Francisco- outside 8am, inside 8:45 support #ShutDownA14 arrestees! https://t.co/EjI78UZHQA— ★ Revolution Books ★ (@RevolutionBksB) April 19, 2015 #ShutDownA14 -pack court MON 8AM 850 Bryant – demand charges dropped! Real criminals r ones in blue #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/HW1tYSyt99— Revolution Club (@RevClub_bay) April 18, 2015 58601
Black 2 the Land! 4:00 pm
Black 2 the Land!
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Apr20, 4pm Oakland- Black 2 the Land! a Black Farm Day community celebratn (Hip Hop/Reggae/Funk Benefit #AfrikaTown) https://t.co/uBJC0FWzBH— Alyssa (@alyssa011968) April 17, 2015 58602
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Meeting 6:00 pm
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Meeting @ 5th floor
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Get involved with the fight against solitary confinement. Become a human rights pen pal: Contact cws@igc.org58414
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly 6:30 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office | Berkeley | California | United States
Come learn about continuing developments in the battle save the Berkeley Post Office and the Postal Service from privatization, support our Occupiers and help us plan our next steps in opposition to the theft of our public commons. The postal service wanted to sell the post office to Hudson-Mcdonald, a local developer. The City of Berkeley sued the post office to stop the sale. Hudson-mcdonald backed out of the deal in early december. Get an overview of the sale announcement here. Here’s a good more general overview piece.  There was a … Continued
CANCELLED!!! Occupy Forum: SDS, Rebels With a Cause: A Film by Helen Garvy 6:30 pm
CANCELLED!!! Occupy Forum: SDS, Rebels With a Cause: A Film by Helen Garvy @ Global Exchange
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hey Everyone! Sorry, but tonight’s OCCUPYFORUM is cancelled. I have to go to the Goldman Awards, and will give a report back soon; also we’ll show this film again very soon. So sorry for the inconvenience. xx Ruthie OccupyForum presents Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) Rebels With a Cause: A Film by Helen Garvy Descended from the Intercollegiate Socialist Society started in 1905, SDS … Continued
Forum on Community Choice Energy in Berkeley 7:00 pm
Forum on Community Choice Energy in Berkeley @ Brower Center
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Forum on Community Choice Energy in Berkeley @ Brower Center | Berkeley | California | United States
Forum on Community Choice Energy in Berkeley Learn about Alameda County’s plans to create a not-for-profit Community Choice Energy program with the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create clean energy jobs and provide stable electricity rates for Berkeley and other Alameda County communities. This panel discussion is presented by the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition, Ecology Center and David Brower Center. The event is open to the public, free of charge and wheelchair accessible.   PANELISTS Shawn Marshall, Executive Director of LEAN Energy, former mayor of Mill Valley and former … Continued
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Postal Banking Conference Call 12:00 pm
Postal Banking Conference Call
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Friends of Postal Banking Conference Call Series w/ Guest Speakers, 1st&3rd Tuesdays each month This free conference call is intended for anyone who wishes to learn more about postal banking and to discuss its possibilities. The first 5 minutes of each call is a straightforward review of the basics of existing USPS money services and how they can be extended to include functions such as bill pay, payroll advances, and short-term, small dollar credit. The next 10-15 minutes is time for the guest speaker to speak on any postal banking … Continued
Justice 4 Yuvette Henderson: Call for Speakers at the City Council Meeting 5:30 pm
Justice 4 Yuvette Henderson: Call for Speakers at the City Council Meeting @ City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 21 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
WE FORCED THE STATE TO CONCEDE!!!! Two weeks ago, 100 members of the Anti-Police Terror Project, along with members of Yuvette Henderson’s family put forth a demand to the Oakland Police Department to allow the family of Yuvette to view the videos at Home Depot where Yuvette was assaulted and injured by Home Depot security, and in front of Extra Space Storage where Yuvette was murdered by the Emeryville Police Department. This was the SECOND time we have delivered this letter. The first time, even after shutdowns of the Emeryville … Continued
Disrupt City Council in Memory of Lupe Ochoa! 6:00 pm
Disrupt City Council in Memory of Lupe Ochoa! @ Oakland City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
STOP POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN OF COLOR! Facebook event. Tell Oakland City Council to put pressure on OPD, the District Attorney, and Alameda Coroner! We demand them to release the police and autopsy reports in the police killing of 27-year-old mother of four, Guadalupe (“Lupe”) Manzo Ochoa. Lupe was killed by San Leandro Police in East Oakland December 7th and now OPD is investigating the shooting and refuses to be transparent with the family! WEAR HOT PINK (Lupe’s favorite color), bring noisemakers and signs that say @[null:#Justicia4Lupe]! *We want to … Continued
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE STATE OF THE PLANET 6:30 pm
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE STATE OF THE PLANET @ Humanist Hall
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE STATE OF THE PLANET with Florence Windfall Earth Day is Everyday We invite you to participate in our Earth Awareness meeting at Humanist Hall. Come and share your own impressions of the current state of the Earth whether your impressions come from your own experiences and ideas or from those of someone you recommend we read. You are welcome to read from material that you bring to our group or to talk about your own experiences and/or ideas. What do you think is the current … Continued
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NO MORE JAILS, NO MORE COPS! 1:00 pm
NO MORE JAILS, NO MORE COPS! @ San Francisco City Hall, Room 250
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tomorrow, the Budget and Finance Committee will meet to discuss the proposed spending costs for public safety services for this year. This hearing is critical as San Francisco Police Department will ask for an additional $23 million from the general fund to hire and train at least 150 new police officers. “More cops means more arrests,” said Chief Suhr. This is the city’s justification for the SF replacement jail that will cost upwards of $280 million to build and operate. Last week, there were 293 prisoners locked up in CJ4, … Continued
Film Screening: Street Politics 101, the 2012 Montreal Student Strike 6:00 pm
Film Screening: Street Politics 101, the 2012 Montreal Student Strike @ La Idea
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Film Screening: Street Politics 101, the 2012 Montreal Student Strike @ La Idea | Oakland | California | United States
Film screening of subMedia.tv’s “Street Politics 101″ about the 2012 student strike in Montréal, Canada. Plus a screening of the latest Stimulator episode with updates from the student strike currently unfolding in Montréal. Description of Street Politics 101 from subMedia.tv: In the spring of 2012, a massive student strike in opposition to a tuition hike, rocked the streets of the Montréal for over six months. Protests and militant street actions became part of the daily and nightly reality of this Canadian metropolis. Several times during this tumultuous spring, the numbers … Continued
Roman Mars Talk. 6:00 pm
Roman Mars Talk. @ Kaiser Center, Suite 250
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
No matter the topic, Roman Mars, creator of the wildly popular “99% Invisible” podcast, will blow your mind with his observations on everything from architectural heists to barcodes, from cow tunnels to DIY space suits. Join the “Ira Glass of Design” and his Radiotopia colleagues for a fascinating evening.​ + Roman Mars / 99% Invisible + Sam Greenspan / 99% Invisible Pre-registration is required for this event. Please use the links below to sign up. ADMISSION: Pre-registration is required for this event. Please register below: Free for SPUR members $10 for non-members … Continued
Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting @ Impact Hub, upstairs
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Oakland Privacy Working Group to organize against the Domain Awareness Center (DAC), Oakland’s citywide networked mass surveillance hub, and other invasions of privacy by our benighted City Government Stop by and learn how you can help guard Oakland’s right not to be spied on by the government & if you are interested in joining the Oakland Privacy Working Group email listserv, send an email to: oaklandprivacyworkinggroup-subscribe AT lists.riseup.net For more information on the DAC check out DAC FAQ Oakland Wiki Domain Awareness Page Oakland Privacy WordPress 58588
Protection, Justice and Compensation: A Panel Discussion 6:30 pm
Protection, Justice and Compensation: A Panel Discussion @ Omni Commons
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Compensation for rape or other violent crimes is crucial to recovery, yet many victims are denied it. Find out what can be done! Build on a victory: In 2013 a campaign spearheaded by US PROStitutes Collective, with key support from other sex worker organizations and women’s and prisoners rights campaigners, pushed the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) to drop a discriminatory regulation that denied compensation to sex workers for involvement in the crime of prostitution. Sex workers who are victims of rape, sexual assault or had suffered domestic violence can … Continued
“Occupy the Farm” Film at the Roxie in SF 7:00 pm
“Occupy the Farm” Film at the Roxie in SF @ Roxie Theater
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The San Francisco Urban Agriculture Alliance and the Roxie present “Occupy The Farm”  on Earth Day! This is a very special screening since Earth Day is the anniversary of the original action by Occupy the Farm . Occupy the Farm, a film by Todd Darling, tells the story of 200 urban farmers who walk onto a publicly owned research farm and plant it with two acres of crops in order to save the land from becoming a real-estate development. The film captures an intense conflict over one piece of land. Compelling … Continued
Earth Day Film Fest: “Disruption” & “Wapapura Film” 7:00 pm
Earth Day Film Fest: “Disruption” & “Wapapura Film” @ Little Roxie
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Statewide Coordinated Events to End Solitary Confinement – Oakland 11:30 am
Statewide Coordinated Events to End Solitary Confinement – Oakland @ Laney College parking lot on 8th
Apr 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Informational Demonstration: PLEASE come help share information and hold a huge banner.  There will be thousands of passers-by that day at Laney College!  58647
Prisoner Hunger Strikers Study Session 5:30 pm
Prisoner Hunger Strikers Study Session @ Qilombo
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Solidarity w/ The Prisoner Hunger Strikers Study Session: Every week The Bay Area Solidarity Committee for Jalil Muntaqim hosts a Political Education Class “New Afrikan Prisoner Writings Study Sessions”from 5:30-7:30PM.  We will dedicate the April 23rd session in solidarity with the prisoner hunger strikers.  We will be reading and discussing “the five core demands” as well as the “Agreement to End Hostilities“.  We will also be dissecting different writings by Abdul Olugbala Shakur, Chairman & founder of George Jackson University. The event, hosted by The Bay Area Solidarity Committee For Jalil … Continued
“What’s Happening with Greece, Spain and the European Union” 6:00 pm
“What’s Happening with Greece, Spain and the European Union” @ Humanist Hall
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Wellstone Club Meeting “What’s Happening with Greece, Spain and the European Union” Conn Hallinan Potluck at 6PM; Meeting at 6:45PM please bring something to share 58455
Fund Raiser: Help Movement Generation send Brooke to Palestine this summer! 6:30 pm
Fund Raiser: Help Movement Generation send Brooke to Palestine this summer!
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Help Movement Generation send Brooke to Palestine this summer! Join MG for a screening of the provocative film “Enduring Roots” and take a stand against the greenwashing of the Israeli occupation. Movement Generation is proud to send a delegate – collective member, Brooke Anderson – on the 2015 Land Defense Delegation to Palestine, hosted by the Stop the Jewish National Fund (JNF) Campaign. The delegation connects international activists involved in land-based struggle, indigenous sovereignty movements and environmental/climate justice work to Palestinians working to defend their land from further colonization by … Continued
NLG Training: Getting Appropriate Medical or Mental Health Care On The Inside 6:30 pm
NLG Training: Getting Appropriate Medical or Mental Health Care On The Inside
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Training 7 Challenges to Getting Appropriate Medical or Mental Health Care On The Inside: Tools For More Effective Advocacy and Better Outcomes for Incarcerated People and Supporters On The Outside RSVP & Survey: Please complete to shape venue, content, and number of copies for the series. Email List Sign up for announcements here http://eepurl.com/7WwfL  Materials, resources, and flyers for this training series are available here http://caitlinkellyhenry.com/support/ Cost If you can afford to, please donate to cover expenses http://www.nlgsf.org/contribute.This training will teach participants the legal rights of inmates with medical or … Continued
Planning meeting for Justice 4 Yvette Henderson actions 6:30 pm
Planning meeting for Justice 4 Yvette Henderson actions @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Come help plan continued actions in the fight for justice for Yvette Henderson, gunned down by Emeryville police.58621
Fundraiser: ‘Life in Occupied Palestine: To Exist is to Resist!’ 7:00 pm
Fundraiser: ‘Life in Occupied Palestine: To Exist is to Resist!’ @ La Pena Cultural Center
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jewish Voice for Peace – Bay Area presents “Life in Occupied Palestine”: To Exist Is to Resist! a journal launch, music and fundraiser featuring contributors to a special issue of the journal Biography on Thursday, April 23rd, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m, at La Pena! This evening of readings and music will feature: Magid Shihade (faculty member at Birzeit University, Palestine), Sarah Ihmoud (PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology, Univeristy of Texas at Austin), and Cynthia Franklin (Biography co-editor, University of Hawai’i faculty member, USACBI Organizing Collective, and co-founder of Jewish Voice … Continued
A Living Wage for Mothers and Other Caregivers 7:30 pm
A Living Wage for Mothers and Other Caregivers @ La Commune Bookstore, Omni Collective
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Selma James and Nina Lopez of Global Women’s Strike: “Invest in Caring Not Killing”, A talk on Sex, Race, and Class plus A Living Wage for Mothers and Caregivers Selma James is a women’s rights and anti-racist campaigner and author. From 1958 to 1962 she worked with C.L.R. James in the movement for West Indian federation and independence. In 1972 she founded the International Wages for Housework Campaign, and in 2000 helped launch the Global Women’s Strike whose strategy for change is “Invest in Caring not Killing”. She coined the word … Continued
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm 7:30 pm
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
WiFi Mesh General Meeting When: Every Thursday @ 7:30pm – 11:30pm Where: 4799 Shattuck Avenue – Oakland, CA (corner of 48th and Shattuck) Contact: Jenny Ryan – email – We’re building a community wireless mesh network! A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts as a relay to other computers, such that a network can stretch to cover entire cities. Our goal is to create such a free mesh network that is entirely controlled and operated by the community! Want to help create an alternate means of … Continued
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Celebrating 15 Years of the Oakland-Santiago De Cuba Sister City Association Relations Reception 10:00 am
Celebrating 15 Years of the Oakland-Santiago De Cuba Sister City Association Relations Reception @ Oakland City Hall, 3rd Floor at the Foyer
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Celebrating 15 Years of the Oakland-Santiago De Cuba Sister City Association Relations Reception @ Oakland City Hall, 3rd Floor at the Foyer | Oakland | California | United States
The Oakland-Santiago de Cuba Sister Cities Association Presents Celebrating 15 Years of the Oakland-Santiage de Cuba Sister City Association Relations Reception Because of the latest Diplomatic Relations adjusting going on right now we have invited a representative from Cuba to join us (but that might not happen) With Lisa Valanti, President of the US-Cuba Sister City Association Highlighting the importance of normalizing relations between Cuba & the United States & preparing for a visit to Oakland from a Cuba delegation this July. We cordially invite you to join us at: … Continued
Justice 4 Amilcar: Vigil and March 6:00 pm
Justice 4 Amilcar: Vigil and March
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Neighbors for Justice for Amilcar are holding a vigil and march in honor of Amilcar Perez-Lopez, killed by SFPD on February 26, 2015. On Friday, April 24th, on behalf of Amilca’rs family, Attorney Arnoldo Casillas will file a civil lawsuit against the City of San Francisco and officers Craig Tiffe and Eric Reboli who killed Amilcar Perez-Lopez mere feet from his home. At 11:00am Casillas will hold a press conference and reveal information that dramatically contradicts the police narrative of the events of the night Amilcar was shot and killed. … Continued
Rising Tide’s ​ Climate Forum: Fighting Back Against the Global Land Grab; 6:30 pm
Rising Tide’s ​ Climate Forum: Fighting Back Against the Global Land Grab; @ The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politic
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Rising Tide North America is excited to host trouble-making authors Scott Crow, Alexander Reid Ross and others for a book event to talk about their new book “Grabbing Back: Essays Against the Global Land Grab” Land grabs are a global phenomenon of our times, driven by the ever increasing demands of both global corporations and the governments with which they are allied.But ordinary citizens, small farmers and ordinary citizens around the world are standing up to defend their own with passion and ingenuity, and they are recording successes that are both … Continued
Anarchist Cafe at the Omni 7:00 pm
Anarchist Cafe at the Omni @ Omni Collective
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Anarchist Cafe is on! The Anarchist Cafe will happen on Friday April 24th from 7-10:30pm, the night before the Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair. It is time to step away from our meetings and be social. We will have food, coffee, tea and performances. We are serving dinner until 9pm or until the food runs out, whichever comes first. We are asking for a donations. The money will go to support the Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair, the Omni Commons, Jabari Shaw and the Anti- Repression Committee. Note the ending time, so … Continued
Free Speech Radio Benefit for KPFA: UNMUTE THE FUTURE 7:00 pm
Free Speech Radio Benefit for KPFA: UNMUTE THE FUTURE
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 25 @ 12:45 am
Free Speech Radio Benefit for KPFA: UNMUTE THE FUTURE @ Berkeley | California | United States
UNMUTE THE FUTURE–a benefit concert for KPFA 94.1 FM free speech radio media. 7 eclectic East Bay bands are playing, including Baja Sociedad, Punk Funk Mob, Sarchasm, Chuckleberries, Bankrupt District, and Public Safety, exploring a range of alternative music with political/cultural themes including social justice and equality challenges we face today. It will be livestreamed on kpfa.org with You Tube posting. Sliding scale tickets, $8–$20 with a $2 Gilman annual membership can be purchased at the door 924 Gilman Street, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA This benefit for KPFA at the … Continued
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Anarchist Book Fair
Anarchist Book Fair @ The Crucible
Apr 25 – Apr 26 all-day
Anarchist Book Fair @ The Crucible | Oakland | California | United States
The Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair is an annual event for people interested and engaged in radical work to connect and learn through book and information tables, workshops, panel discussions, skillshares, films and more! We create an inclusive space to introduce new folks to anarchism, foster productive dialogue between various political traditions and anarchists from different milieus, and create an opportunity to dissect our movements’ strengths, weaknesses, strategies, and tactics. Facebook event. 58202
Occupy The Farm: Permaculture Action Weekend 10:00 am
Occupy The Farm: Permaculture Action Weekend @ Gill Tract
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Occupy The Farm: Permaculture Action Weekend @ Gill Tract | Albany | California | United States
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Berkeley Copwatch New Volunteer Training 11:00 am
Berkeley Copwatch New Volunteer Training @ Grassroots House
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Berkeley Copwatch is an all-volunteer organization that has been standing up to po- lice misconduct for the last 25 years. We are currently looking for new volunteers to help us document police activity on the street, to teach people about their rights and to stand up to racial profiling and the ever-increasing militarization of police. Join us! Learn more! Find out more about the projects and activities of Copwatch and how you can take a more direct role in holding police accountable in your community.58565
Guerilla Propagation Workshop Seed and Crop Swap 11:00 am
Guerilla Propagation Workshop Seed and Crop Swap @ Phat Beets
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
 Grow your own! Guerilla Propagation Workshop Seed and Crop Swap, Free Live Juice Shots and Live DJ* 1-2pm(Workshop): Guerilla Propagation with Phat Beets Produce: Learn to propagate (multiple/grow) edible plants from simple cuttings found around your neighborhood. Participants will leave with a homemade propagation kit and cuttings ranging from tree collards to thyme to pepino dulce. *Bring your seeds, cuttings, and extra garden starts and plants to share with your neighbors.  There will be plenty of free kale, collards, and tomato starts from Phat Beets Produce to be potted up and … Continued
Berkeley Copwatch Know Your Rights Training. 12:30 pm
Berkeley Copwatch Know Your Rights Training. @ Grassroots House
Apr 25 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Whether you are at a protest or simply on the street when things are going down, you need to know your rights and what to do to hold the police accountable. Learn what you rights are in various situations with police, what to expect, what to look out for, and how to stay safe. We use direct instruction, videos and role plays to help you to feel more comfortable when asserting your rights. 58566
How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (movie) 2:00 pm
How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (movie) @ Albany Library
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (movie) @ Albany Library | Albany | California | United States
Title: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil START DATE: Saturday April 25 TIME: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Location Details: Albany Library 1247 Marin Ave, Albany,CA. Event Type: Screening Can small-scale organic farming, localized community-based agriculture, actually feed large numbers of people?According to Dale Allen Pfeiffer, author of “Eating Fossil Fuels, “Cuba has disproved the myth that organic agriculture cannot maintain a modern nation.” Cuba is world-renowned for its urban gardens, its health and resiliency.For environmentalists and food-justice activists in the East Bay, normalization of relations with Cuba is a welcome … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater | Oakland | California | United States
Come and help us draw awareness to and fight unjust debt! Come get connected with SDBA’s many projects!   student debt resistance organizing for public banking. advocating for Postal banking. ongoing study group helping out America’s only non-profit check-cashing organization and fighting against usurious for-profit pay-day lenders and their ilk our famous Strike Debt radio program our next Debtors’ Assembly saving the Berkeley Post Office and stopping the Staples non-union takeover of good Post Office jobs and much more!  Also check out our website, our twitter feed, and our Facebook page. Strike Debt … Continued
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Occupy The Farm: Community Farm Birthday Party! 10:00 am
Occupy The Farm: Community Farm Birthday Party! @ Gill Tract
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Occupy The Farm: Community Farm Birthday Party! @ Gill Tract | Albany | California | United States
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Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: Kshama Sawant’s Victory in Seattle 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: Kshama Sawant’s Victory in Seattle @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
How the Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant  won 96,000 votes in Seattle Speakers from Socialist Alternative will tell us how councilor Kshama Sawant was popularly elected to the Seattle City Council in November 2013. This was the first time in a hundred years that a socialist had won a mass election in Seattle. We used this victory to promote the movement for the $15/hr minimum wage. Seattle’s April 2014 law established the highest minimum wage in the US at the time and legitimized $15 as a winnable demand. The fight … Continued
People’s Park 46th Anniversary Celebration 12:00 pm
People’s Park 46th Anniversary Celebration @ People's Park
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
noon-1 :Annual Native American drumming and blessing 1 pm – Soul/Katy Stuck 1:15- Dennis D Banjoman 1:30- Khadejha Valeré 1:45- Occupella 2pm- Andrea Prichett and Friends 2:45- Speakers etc. 3:00 – The Shelley Doty X-Tet 3:45- Speakers etc. 4:00- Beeswax 4:45- Speakers etc. 5:00- The Funky Nixons 5:45- Closing speakers, etc.58638
A Discussion with Firebrand Anarchists 2:00 pm
A Discussion with Firebrand Anarchists @ La Commune Cafe & Books at the Omni Collective
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
A Discussion with Firebrand Anarchists @ La Commune Cafe & Books at the Omni Collective | Oakland | California | United States
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MayDay ShutItDown Action Organizing Assembly 2:00 pm
MayDay ShutItDown Action Organizing Assembly @ Latham Square
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
At the Assembly we will discuss and organize pickets and shutdowns for May Day, May 1, in affinity and working groups.58590
UJAAMA -“FROM THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF TANZANIA’S SOCIALIST VILLAGES TO TODAY’S BLACK JACOBINS IN HAITI” 2:00 pm
Selma James & Danny Glover UJAMAA: The Hidden Story of Tanzania’s Socialist Villages 3:00 pm
Selma James & Danny Glover UJAMAA: The Hidden Story of Tanzania’s Socialist Villages @ St. Paul AME Church
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Selma James & Danny Glover UJAMAA: The Hidden Story of Tanzania's Socialist Villages @ St. Paul AME Church | Berkeley | California | United States
The Hidden Story of Tanzania’s Socialist Villages – to Today’s Black Jacobins in Haiti, featuring Selma James and Danny Glover. Pierre Labossiere of Haiti Action Committee     Book co-editor Nina Lopez Pacifica Radio’s Margaret Prescod St Paul AME Church 2024 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley sponsored by Marcus Books, co-sponsored by KPFA Contact Name Mary Email Address sf [at] allwomencount.net Phone Number 510.652.2344 58610
Richmond: A Forum on Police Community Relations. 4:00 pm
Richmond: A Forum on Police Community Relations. @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A Forum on Police Community Relations On September 14, 2014 Richard “Pedie” Perez was shot and killed by Richmond Police Officer Wallace Jensen. The 24 year -old Pedie was intoxicated and resisting arrest, but according to attorney John Burris who is representing the Perez family, he was not threatening. Police and eyewitnesses give different accounts. The District Attorney refused to indict Jensen calling it a case of justifiable homicide. The RPD internal investigation is ongoing, but Officer Jensen has been returned to active duty. The Oscar Grant Committee has interviewed … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Omni Collective
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Omni Collective | Oakland | California | United States
This Sunday we are meeting at the Omni Commons (4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland) basement at 5 PM so folks can attend discussions from some of the authors from the anarchist book faire who are slated to talk at the Omni from 2 to 4:30. The Occupy Oakland General Assembly normally meets Sundays at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre 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 … Continued
My Name is Rachel Corrie 6:00 pm
My Name is Rachel Corrie @ La Pena Cultural Center
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Please come meet Rachel’s parents, Cindy and Craig Corrie, on Sunday, April 26th at 6 pm at the La Pena Cultural Center and join us for the one-woman play, My Name is Rachel Corrie, to be performed by actress Ashley Malloy. Cindy, Craig and Ashley will be answering your questions at the Talkback after the play!   Please buy your tickets now ($10 in advance, $15 at the door) at La Pena’s website here! 58649
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Gill Tract Defense National Call-In Day
Gill Tract Defense National Call-In Day @ everywhere
Apr 27 all-day
Tell Sprouts “Farmers Market” hands off the Gill Tract and help defend the farm no matter where you live! Call and connect with Sprouts on social media! Let’s tell Sprouts with one voice: HANDS OFF THE GILL TRACT! Customer Service Line: 1-888-577-7688 Press 2 for a live person Call or email the executives in charge: Ted Frumkin, Chief Development Officer: 602-682-1556 tedfrumkin@sprouts.com Elizabeth Hoxworth, Regional Director of Real Estate: 818-489-3379 elizabethhoxworth@sprouts.com Facebook: Sprouts Farmers Market Each store location also has an auto generated page on FB that the company doesn’t … Continued
Defend Knowland Park: Scouting and Native Plant Walk 4:00 pm
Defend Knowland Park: Scouting and Native Plant Walk @ Knowland Park
Apr 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Defend Knowland Park: Scouting and Native Plant Walk @ Knowland Park | Oakland | California | United States
We will be overview/scouting of the Zoo’s cruel, gentrifying, and neo-colonial “California Trail” Development Plans as well as identifying native plants and trees that are to be cut down unless we stop them. A Rideshare is being organized, stay tuned!  You can take the 46L from Coliseum Bart or the North Oakland MacArthur 57 bus to a Foothill Square and by picked up there. 58660
Freddie Gray Solidarity Action From Baltimore to Oakland!!! 6:00 pm
Freddie Gray Solidarity Action From Baltimore to Oakland!!! @ Oakland Federal Building
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
     Oakland will be holding a solidarity action with the community of Baltimore, that will start at the Ron V. Dellums Federal Building at 1301 Clay St. and march to the Port of Oakland. Oakland demands that all officers involved in Freddie Gray’s murder be charged with 1st Degree murder immediately.        Freddie Gray was murdered from a severed spine caused by Baltimore PD on April 12th, 2015, after being arrested for having a switch blade. Six officers have been suspended with pay pending an investigation. The … Continued
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Meeting 6:00 pm
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Meeting @ 5th floor
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Get involved with the fight against solitary confinement. Become a human rights pen pal: Contact cws@igc.org58414
Occupy Forum: SDS, Rebels With a Cause: A Film by Helen Garvy 6:30 pm
Occupy Forum: SDS, Rebels With a Cause: A Film by Helen Garvy @ Global Exchange
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
OccupyForum presents Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) Rebels With a Cause: A Film by Helen Garvy Descended from the Intercollegiate Socialist Society started in 1905, SDS held its first meeting in 1960. Its political manifesto, the Port Huron Statement drafted by Tom Hayden, criticized the political system of the United States for failing to achieve international peace. It critiqued Cold War foreign policy, the … Continued
Special Hearing on Encounters With Richmond Police: Richmond Human Rights Commission. 6:30 pm
Special Hearing on Encounters With Richmond Police: Richmond Human Rights Commission. @ Richmond City Hall
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Human Rights Commission will hold a special mtg. to hear testimony/stories from those with encounters with the Richmond PD.  The HRC is a sympathetic group. This meeting was requested by George Galvis and others in response the the recent shooting of Leno Gonzales by Richmond PD. For more info. contact George Galvis with  “Communities for Restorative Youth Justice”.  Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice | Newsletter All are invited to attend this HRC mtg. on April 27th.58456
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Court Support for 2 Arrestees from BartFriday 9:00 am
Court Support for 2 Arrestees from BartFriday
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Abby and Evan will have a pre-trial hearing on the charges against them for participating in the BART shutdown on Bart Friday, part of a #BlackLivesMatter weekend of action. Come stand in solidarity with them! Facebook page: Come support Antoinette and Evan, arrested unjustly at the BART Friday action in January. BART police and SF Sheriffs targeted these two brave individuals while they were in custody. Particularly severe pain and trauma was caused to Antoinette, whose cane was stolen by BART PD, and despite repeated requests for mobility assistance, she … Continued
Earth Day Rally for San Francisco’s Clean Energy Future! 12:30 pm
Earth Day Rally for San Francisco’s Clean Energy Future! @ SF City Hall Plaza
Apr 28 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us to celebrate Earth Day and San Francisco’s #cleanenergy future by rallying to tell city leaders we need to step up our game on climate action and launch #CleanPowerSF this year! (After talking about it since 2004.) We’ll hear from community leaders, organizers, students, and residents about why launching CleanPower in 2015 is critical to the city taking meaningful climate action — then we’ll head into City Hall to tell policymakers in their 1:30 meeting that SF cannot wait any longer: we need a clean energy program for our … Continued
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly Meeting 6:30 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly Meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 union hall, 2nd floor
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly Meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 union hall, 2nd floor | Oakland | California | United States
The Oakland Livable Wage Assembly builds community and power among those who seek higher wages and better work life conditions for area workers. We meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Our work together encompasses: (1) the concerns of precarious, contingent and care workers; (2) current campaigns to improve wages for low-wage workers; and (3) efforts by unionized workers and unions to improve wages and quality of work life. At this meeting we will review our actions on 4/15 – shutting down the McDonald’s in  West Oakland, the … Continued
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NLG Training: Meeting People Where They are At 6:00 pm
NLG Training: Meeting People Where They are At
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Training 8 Meeting People Where They’re At This training will teach participants how to be conscious of the experiences and conditions incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people face, in order to improve participants’ advocacy. Trainers will focus on methods to increase mindfulness and improve relationship building and advocacy skills during phone calls, correspondence, visits, and other support activities. Examples will be drawn from experiences at CDCR Women’s facilities.RSVP & Survey: Please complete to shape venue, content, and number of copies for the series. Email List Sign up for announcements here http://eepurl.com/7WwfL  Materials, … Continued
Politics of Debt Book Group 7:30 pm
Politics of Debt Book Group @ Omni Collective, basement
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
There’s (or soon will be) a new world-wide lending institution in town. What affect will it have on the global economy? On the IMF and World Bank? On US control of the world’s monetary system? We’re discussing the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank being pushed by China and how it effects American hegemony over the worldwide banking system. A few articles we’ll be reading. More may be coming. Hudson on the Real News Net: http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=13470 William Engdahl (a reference in Ellen Brown’s works): http://journal-neo.org/2015/04/10/aiib-brics-development-bank-and-an-emerging-world/ Another similar one: http://www.goldcore.com/us/gold-blog/u-s-hegemony-and-dollar-threatened-by-new-chinese-bank/ New York Times … Continued
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WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm 7:30 pm
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
WiFi Mesh General Meeting When: Every Thursday @ 7:30pm – 11:30pm Where: 4799 Shattuck Avenue – Oakland, CA (corner of 48th and Shattuck) Contact: Jenny Ryan – email – We’re building a community wireless mesh network! A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts as a relay to other computers, such that a network can stretch to cover entire cities. Our goal is to create such a free mesh network that is entirely controlled and operated by the community! Want to help create an alternate means of … Continued