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May Day 2016 – San Francisco 11:00 am
May Day 2016 – San Francisco @ ILWU Local 10
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
May Day 2016 - San Francisco @ ILWU Local 10 | San Francisco | California | United States
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International Workers Day 2016 – Fruitvale March 12:00 pm
International Workers Day 2016 – Fruitvale March @ Fruitvale Bart
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
On May Day We Vote In The Streets For Justice! March for Legalization, Housing, Education, and a Living Wage! No More Raids! No More Deportations! No More Gentrification! No More Police Violence- Black Lives Matter! Sunday, May 1: Bay Area Regional March 12 pm Rally at Fruitvale Bart / 1 pm March to San Antonio Park for Closing Program. – Bring food, picnic items, and plan to stay at San Antonio Park! – This event IS FAMILY FRIENDLY!60863
International Workers Day: Sin Fronteras 12:00 pm
International Workers Day: Sin Fronteras @ Fruitvale Plaza
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Call to Action: On May Day 2016, We Vote in the Streets for Justice! On May Day We Vote In The Streets For Justice March for Legalizaton, Housing, Education, and a Living Wage! No More Raids! No More Deportations! No More Gentrification! No More Police Violence – Black Lives Matter! We, the Bay Area May Day Coalition, call on all immigrant, labor, and community of color organizations to endorse and mobilize for May 1st and May 2nd, 2016. In the Bay Area our communities face increased state and economic violence. … Continued
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Bay Area May Day Coalition Press Conference at Sheriff’s Office 11:00 am
Bay Area May Day Coalition Press Conference at Sheriff’s Office @ Oakland Sheriff's Office
May 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
#Oakland: Join us tomorrow at 11AM for a rally & press conference for #InternationalWorkersDay #MayDay #Fightfor15 pic.twitter.com/lc82ugtRVz— Fight For 15 Nor Cal (@NorCalFF15) May 1, 2016 60875
Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally 5:00 pm
Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally @ In front of the old Oaks Theater
May 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sing for an hour on Solano Avenue at the old Oaks Theater, Berkeley.60835
Fracking SHOWDOWN at the Planning Commission 5:45 pm
Fracking SHOWDOWN at the Planning Commission
May 2 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Guess what, oil industry: the game is up. The SHOWDOWN is on! We’ve been pushing to ban fracking and other extreme oil extraction methods in Alameda County for years. At every turn, the oil industry has thrown up roadblocks. But the people of Alameda County have a message: we’re tired of waiting. We demand the strongest ban on fracking and extreme extraction possible. It’s the only thing that will protect our water, our families, and our health. And we won’t be silent. Join us for the most critical hearing of … Continued
Occupy Forum: Move to Amend 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: Move to Amend
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
OccupyForum presents… (please note location !) Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Move To Amend: Waging Non-Violent Revolution through Constitutional Amendment With David Cobb   Corporations do not merely exercise power, they rule over us. The wealthy elite have stolen our sacred right to self-government, and the illegitimate, court-created legal doctrines of “corporate constitutional rights” and “money is political speech” legalize the theft. All across the country ordinary folks are crying ENOUGH!!!! Come hear … Continued
Stop Sprouts! Save the Gill Tract! 6:00 pm
Stop Sprouts! Save the Gill Tract! @ Sprouts, Oakland
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The plans for the commercial development of Sprouts Farmer’s Market on the south side of the Gill Tract are on their way. Earlier this week trees were cut just 20 feet from the banks of Village Creek— one of the last remaining open air tributaries of Marin Creek.Join us to tell Sprouts Farmers Market that there will be “no business as usual until you pull out of paving over the Gill Tract farm.” Folks will be holding signs, handing out leaflets, and letting Sprout’s customers know about the harm Sprouts … Continued
Ilan Pappe: Why Palestine is Still the Issue. 7:30 pm
Ilan Pappe: Why Palestine is Still the Issue. @ First Congregational Church
May 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Ilan Pappe: Why Palestine is Still the Issue. @ First Congregational Church | Berkeley | California | United States
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Fire Chief Suhr March/Press Conference 5:00 pm
Fire Chief Suhr March/Press Conference @ Raymond Kimball Playground (for march)
May 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fire Chief Suhr March/Press Conference @ Raymond Kimball Playground (for march) | San Francisco | California | United States
San Francisco’s Police Chief Greg Suhr has blood on his hands. Specifically, the blood of Mario Woods, Alex Nieto, Amilcar Perez-Lopez, Kenneth Harding, and a whole host of others who his officers have gunned down. Every time SFPD murders Black, Brown, and poor people you can count on Chief Suhr lying to the community and creating a false narrative of officers fearing for their lives. The Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition demands the immediate firing or resignation of Chief Suhr. With the hunger strikers putting their lives on the line … Continued
Liberated Lens Local Filmmaker Series: THE WAITING ROOM 6:30 pm
Liberated Lens Local Filmmaker Series: THE WAITING ROOM @ Omni Commons
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Waiting Room is a character-driven documentary film that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. The film – using a blend of cinema verité and characters’ voiceover – offers a raw, intimate, and even uplifting look at how patients, staff and caregivers each cope with disease, bureaucracy and hard choices. Directed by Peter Nicks. Director will be present for Q7A after the film. Doors open at 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm. Free popcorn!60862
Oakland City Council Action on Coal 6:30 pm
Oakland City Council Action on Coal @ Oakland City Hall
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Oakland City Council Action on Coal @ Oakland City Hall | Oakland | California | United States
Come to the May 3 meeting of the Oakland City Council to insist that the Council hire public health experts as an essential component of the review of the health and safety risks of shipping coal through Oakland’s bulk terminal. No Coal in Oakland has been concerned about the Council’s intention to hire Environmental Science Associates (ESA).  At this point, our best hope is that they also hire Health Impact Partners (HIP) to analyze the health and safety concerns documented in the evidence.  HIP is a national leader in the … Continued
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SF Town Hall: Homeless State of Emergency 1:30 pm
SF Town Hall: Homeless State of Emergency @ St. Anthony's Conference Room
May 4 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
SF Town Hall: Homeless State of Emergency @ St. Anthony's Conference Room | San Francisco | California | United States
What does the Homeless State of Emergency really mean for poor people?The Homeless State of Emergency is in the headlines and in the mouths of politicians, but what does it mean for people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco? Join us for a Town Hall discussion on what it means for our city to declare a Homeless State of Emergency as well as how to respond to the real emergency that has kept people poor and homeless for decades. This conversation will be happening at St. Anthony’s Foundation on Wednesday, May … Continued
North America Premiere of Drone Whistleblower Doc NATIONAL BIRD 4:00 pm
North America Premiere of Drone Whistleblower Doc NATIONAL BIRD @ Pacific Film Archive
May 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
We are pleased to announce the North American Premiere of our feature documentary National Bird at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and the West Coast Premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival in May. National Bird follows the journeys of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around the secret U.S. drone war. Their stories take dramatic turns, leading one of the veterans to Afghanistan where she learns about one of the worst U.S. airstrikes to have impacted civilians. For the first time, the Afghan survivors, … Continued
NO POVERTY HOTELS IN OAKLAND 5:30 pm
NO POVERTY HOTELS IN OAKLAND @ Oakland City Hall
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Almost 40 East Bay hotel and food service workers flooded City Hall last week to tell the City Council that we don’t need poverty-wage hotels in Oakland – we need good jobs that support workers, families and communities of color. The workers will be back at City Hall tomorrow night – stand with them! This winter, employees at the Holiday Inn Express on Hegenberger complained that their bosses were breaking Oakland’s minimum wage law. The City of Oakland investigated and issued a report showing many violations, and ordered the owners … Continued
SF POLICE COMMISSION MEETING #FRISCO5 5:30 pm
SF POLICE COMMISSION MEETING #FRISCO5 @ SF City Hall, Rm 400
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The police commission and the mayor are the only two governing bodies which have the power to fire the chief of police. Police Chief Greg Suhr will be at this meeting.  One of the Frisco 5 was admitted to the hospital this morning. We must show up en masse at this meeting to let them see, hear and feel the people’s discontent! The meeting is in room 400 on the 4th floor. http://sanfranciscopolice.org/meeting/police-commission-may-4-2016-agenda60909
Film: How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change 6:30 pm
Film: How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change @ La Pena
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
RSVP For All Screenings Our ally Amazon Watch is proud to have supported Josh by accompanying him and his crew to the Amazon to see firsthand the effects of climate change and the fossil fuel industry. Stay after the film for a Q&A with filmmaker Josh Fox, environmental activist Tim DeChristopher, and Leila Salazar-López of Amazon Watch. Gabriel Mayers, a musician featured in the film will also perform.60908
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Certificate of Rehabilitation Workshop 10:00 am
Certificate of Rehabilitation Workshop @ Suite 300
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Certificate of Rehabilitation Workshop @ Suite 300 | Oakland | California | United States
Oakland: #reentry workshop 5/5, legal clinic 5/25 for folks who’ve served prison time. https://t.co/yneAIjybA1 @ROOTandREBOUND #smartjustice — ACLU of Northern CA (@ACLU_NorCal) April 21, 2016 In California, the Certificate of Rehabilitation (COR) is a powerful but underutilized legal tool for people who served time in state prison for a past conviction to prove their successful rehabilitation after years of success back in society. CORs help restore some of the civil rights and opportunities that individuals with criminal records are stripped of, and applicants have the right under law to FREE … Continued
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First Friday tabling with Oakland Justice Coalition 5:00 pm
First Friday tabling with Oakland Justice Coalition @ South End of First Friday
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Please join us at Oakland First Friday to table and canvass! We’ll focus on collecting signature for our three Oakland ballot initiatives, as well as voter registration. We haven’t been assigned a space yet, but the political groups are always located together at the south end of the event on Telegraph between Grand and 23rd. We’ll have a table with two chairs and signage. Please share this event with your friends! There is so much foot traffic at Oakland First Fridays that we’ll need all the help we can get. … Continued
First Friday: Alan Blueford 4th Anniversary 8:00 pm
First Friday: Alan Blueford 4th Anniversary @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice
May 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
First Friday: Alan Blueford 4th Anniversary @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice | Oakland | California | United States
With Green for the Heart Chakra & Peace for what we Cultivate in the Space- Alan Blueford Center for Justice (First Friday). May 6th is the exact day Alan Blueford’s life was taken at 18 years old by an Oakland police officer. So we come together- hearts open, creativity flowing, band live- to transcend, so are you coming through?   ‪#‎TatuVision‬ ‪#‎OneLove‬ ‪#‎ABC4J‬ 60897
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Police Militarization, a Discussion. 12:00 pm
Police Militarization, a Discussion. @ Niebyl Proctor Library
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Communist Party USA (Oakland/Berkeley) invites you to a discussion: Police Militarization Suggested Readings: Ana Conner &Tara Tabassi, ‘Ending Police Militarization, One City at a Time’ http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/33001-ending-police-militarization-one-city-at-a-tim Stephen Graham, Cities Under Seige, The New Military Urbanism http://libcom.org/files/Graham,%20Stephen%20-%20Cities%20Under%20Siege.%20The%20New%20Military%20Urbanism_0.pdf This is a book length piece – worth reading introduction and skimming the rest60889
Suds, Snacks, & Socialism: U.S. Imperialism II Hands Off the Americas 2:00 pm
Suds, Snacks, & Socialism: U.S. Imperialism II Hands Off the Americas @ Starry Plough Pub
May 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
From the Peace and Freedom Party Platform: “The drive for greater profits by multi-national corporations which direct U.S. foreign policy is a major cause of war. We stand for peace between nations and the right of all peoples to self-determination. We support an ongoing socialist transformation everywhere.” We have confirmed speakers to address issues of war, imperialism, revolution, and socialism in Haiti (Pierre Labossiere), Puerto Rico (Ricardo Ortiz), and Venezuela (Laura Wells). FREE! Please buy food & drink at the Pub. All ages welcome! FREE! This is part of our … Continued
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Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally 5:00 pm
Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally @ In front of the old Oaks Theater
May 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sing for an hour on Solano Avenue at the old Oaks Theater, Berkeley.60835
Will Oakland Ban Petroleum Exports? 5:00 pm
Will Oakland Ban Petroleum Exports? @ Oakland City Hall
May 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come tell the City Council to ban exports of crude oil, fuel oils, and gasoline — as well as coal — from the new Oakland Bulk and Oversize Terminal (OBOT). The City Council has announced it will hold a hearing May 9 to consider this expanded fossil-fuel ban at OBOT, the marine terminal that is the focus of the campaign to keep coal out of Oakland.  We don’t yet know who will be providing expert testimony.  But certainly everyone who cares about local health and safety and global climate change –- … Continued
The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program 7:30 pm
The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program @ First Congregational Church
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program @ First Congregational Church | Mesa | Arizona | United States
The Assassination Complex reveals stunning details of the government’s secretive and horrific drone warfare program, based on documents supplied by a confidential source in the intelligence community. Drones are a tool, not a policy. The policy is assassination. Proponents of drone warfare, however, prefer the term “targeted killings.” But drone strikes Frequently kill people who are not the intended target. Unless it can be proven otherwise, the government refers to these unintended victims as “enemies killed in action.” These deaths – all too often of women and children – dwarf … Continued
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Liberty City – Berkeley Police Review Commission 7:00 pm
Liberty City – Berkeley Police Review Commission @ South Berkeley Senior Center
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Liberty City, the protest organized by First They Came for the Homeless against anti-homeless ordinances considered and ultimately passed by the Berkeley City Council, was swept away by the Berkeley Police in late December. The Police Review Commission will take up the matter. Details to follow.60910
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FILM SCREENING: THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING 7:00 pm
FILM SCREENING: THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“This Changes Everything” is the great critically acclaimed film inspired by Naomi Klein’s book and directed by Avi Lewis about how the challenges of climate change can lead us to a post-fossil fuel, post-capitalist future. This is an ultimately encouraging film, which everyone must as most if not all people do care about justice. The film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories … Continued
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Film: Traces of the Trade 1:30 pm
Film: Traces of the Trade @ Niles Discovery Church
May 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Film: Traces of the Trade @ Niles Discovery Church | Fremont | California | United States
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Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally 5:00 pm
Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally @ In front of the old Oaks Theater
May 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sing for an hour on Solano Avenue at the old Oaks Theater, Berkeley.60835
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Film: Care Not Cages: Breaking Down the Box 7:00 pm
Film: Care Not Cages: Breaking Down the Box @ Unitarian Church
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for the 30 minute film BREAKING DOWN THE BOX followed by an update on California solitary confinement by Laura Magnani of AFSC’s Healing Justice program. Jennifer Kim, Esq. Director of Programs for the Ella Baker Center will discuss the legislation on confinement and isolation for youth. Before and after, step into the mock solitary confinement booth to experience the dimensions of the solitary world. Learn how you can help. Childcare available with 48 hour advance notice. This is a FRAGRANCE FREE event. For more information or to request … Continued
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Oakland Book Festival 11:00 am
Oakland Book Festival @ Oscar Grant Plaza / City Hall
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Oakland Book Festival Free and open to the public Read. Debate. Celebrate. One day – Seven Hours – 90 Writers – 40 Events60558
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression 3:00 pm
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression @ Omni Commons
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Open Circle, first and foremost, is an opportunity to build community with one another. 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 3:30 pm. Please bring a dish or snacks to share! ~ Open circle will begin at 3:30 with a speaker. Then checkins and updates with the families affected by police violence ~ Reflection and dialogue on how we can help … Continued
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Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally 5:00 pm
Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally @ In front of the old Oaks Theater
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sing for an hour on Solano Avenue at the old Oaks Theater, Berkeley.60835
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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
May 29 @ 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA will get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM to share some food with each others and the community.  There should be a table and utensils/plates courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring a nosh to share… The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, … Continued
David Swanson & Cindy Sheehan: War Is A Lie 7:30 pm
David Swanson & Cindy Sheehan: War Is A Lie @ Fellowship Hall
May 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
David Swanson & Cindy Sheehan: War Is A Lie @ Fellowship Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
Join David and Cindy to mark the publication of the new, 2nd edition of War is A Lie, a thorough refutation of every major argument used to justify wars, countering the theory that war is an inevitable part of human nature and drawing on evidence from numerous past wars, especially those wars that have been widely defended as just and good. This is a handbook of sorts, a manual to be used in debunking future lies before future wars have a chance to begin. Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, … Continued
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Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally 5:00 pm
Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally @ In front of the old Oaks Theater
May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sing for an hour on Solano Avenue at the old Oaks Theater, Berkeley.60835
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