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Unity Rally for Chicano LGBT Mural 6:00 pm
Unity Rally for Chicano LGBT Mural @ Galeria de la Raza
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
After such a beautiful and historic Pride weekend, it was heartbreaking to wake up to the news that a mural that celebrates Latino/Chicano LGBT culture in the Mission was destroyed yet again, this time by arson. The Mission is a neighborhood that has a long history of tolerance and acceptance of all people. The actions of the individual or individuals who perpetrated this hate crime do not reflect the values of the Mission or San Francisco. Homophobia or hate of any kind has no place in our neighborhood. In this … Continued
Politics of Debt Reading Group: Reforming the Monetary System. 7:30 pm
Politics of Debt Reading Group: Reforming the Monetary System. @ Omni Commons (check whiteboard for room)
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
We discuss various monetary and debt-related topics. For our next meeting we will be reading an essay by one of our own, Spencer Veale, on reforming the monetary system. Here is the essay: spencer-veale-manifesto-v1 The Politics of Debt Reading Group is affiliated with the Bay Area Public School and Strike Debt Bay Area.59003
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“Freedomland” by SF Mime Troupe 1:30 pm
“Freedomland” by SF Mime Troupe @ Dolores Park
Jul 3 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
This opening event of the 21st annual Laborfest is produced by another San Francisco treasure, the 56 year old San Francisco Mime Troupe. The 4th of July weekend shows will take place July 3, 4 and 5, 2015 with live music at 1:30 p.m. and the 1.5 hour or so show at 2 p.m. The biggest crowd is of course on the 4th of July. Bring a picnic lunch, water, your suntan/sunscreen lotion as needed (and it is always sunny in the Mission District), sign the petitions that you like, … Continued
‘Fresh Juice Party’ in Oakland 8:00 pm
‘Fresh Juice Party’ in Oakland @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Jul 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
'Fresh Juice Party' in Oakland @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice | Oakland | California | United States
Songwriting duo Craig Casey (guitar, vox) & Pratibha Gautam (keys, vox) are the backbone of this sprawling musical, artistic and political juggernaut. FJP is NOT yo’ momma’s protest music! Defying easy categorization, their infuriatingly catchy songs range from pop, reggae, acoustic, gospel, and hard rock. FJP plays a large collection of wildly danceable original tunes full of punch…er, we mean: juice! Their debut full-length album, “Where’s Our Change?” is available on iTunes, Amazon, Reverb Nation and through the official website: www.FreshJuiceParty.com. FJP’s second release is an EP of digital downloads … Continued
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Annual People’s World July 4 BBQ: Big Changes for Cuba 1:00 pm
Annual People’s World July 4 BBQ: Big Changes for Cuba
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Big Changes for Cuba What is the meaning of the partial normalization of relations with the U.S.? Does the updating of the Cuban economic model herald the restoration of capitalism? Zenobia Thompson will answer these and other questions from American supporters of Cuba. She was a member of a delegation from the Communist Party, USA that met in February with leaders of the Cuban Communist Party and Government and toured important institutions. 59153
Oakland: 4th of July Flag Burning Gathering 4:30 pm
Oakland: 4th of July Flag Burning Gathering @ OPD HQ
Jul 4 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
In Solidarity with Disarm NYPD, and in Conspiracy with the Black, Brown and Red Rebellion, We Call on all those who Support the Self Determination of the Oppressed to a Flag Burning Gathering at Oakland Police Headquarters on the 4th of July. [We will convene at Oscar Grant Plaza if we are blocked from the Oakland Police Department] Facebook event & more info. Sponsored by Bay Area Intifada    59162
“The 4th of the Lie” a Conversation about Independence 7:00 pm
“The 4th of the Lie” a Conversation about Independence @ Qilombo
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fredrick Douglass once asked “to what to the slave is the 4th of July?” This question is more relevant now than ever. With the rise of white supremacist terrorist attacks on New Afrikan people it is clear that the u.s. government is unwilling to defend the most basic Human Rights of it’s so called “citizens”. Black and Brown people’s can no longer be governed by a system designed to exploit and exterminate us, it’s time we governed our selves. This will be a discussion about the importance of Independence and … Continued
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OO GA CANCELLED THIS WEEK 3:59 pm
OO GA CANCELLED THIS WEEK @ Cancelled this week
Jul 5 @ 3:59 pm – 4:59 pm
With a lot of people out of  town, the OO GA is cancelled this week. Please ignore the subsequent listing.59165
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Jul 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly 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 of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than three years! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally . Our … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly (CANCELLED!!) 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly (CANCELLED!!) @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Jul 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly (CANCELLED!!) @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly 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 of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than three years! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally . Our … Continued
Laborfest: David Rovics: “I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night.” 7:00 pm
Laborfest: David Rovics: “I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night.” @ ILWU Local 34 Hall
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Laborfest: David Rovics: "I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night." @ ILWU Local 34 Hall  | San Francisco | California | United States
“I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night” Join LaborFest on The 100th Anniversary Concert on Death of Joe Hill with David Rovics In 1915 in Salt Lake City, Utah, IWW union organizer and labor troubadour Joe Hill was murdered by a firing squad. The effort to silence him failed and he has become one of the most famous labor organizers and musicians in the world. It is a sick irony that Utah this year has reinstituted the firing squad for executions! Over 2 million mostly Black and Latino workers … Continued
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Stop Oil Trains in San Leandro 6:00 am
Stop Oil Trains in San Leandro @ Downtown San Leandro BART Station
Jul 6 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am
Stop Oil Trains in San Leandro @ Downtown San Leandro BART Station | San Leandro | California | United States
Join us to stop oil trains in San Leandro and beyond! On July 6, 2013, an oil train exploded in Lac Megantic, Quebec, killing 47 people. Two years later, and big oil is pushing harder than ever to move more and more oil trains through North America, while oil trains keep exploding, and carbon emissions keep rising. This May, the US Department of Transportation is set to release new rail safety regulations. While an oil train erupted in flames in Galena, IL, lobbyists for big oil met with Federal regulators … Continued
A Free Class on the US form of fascism 6:30 pm
A Free Class on the US form of fascism @ Omni Commons
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
In recent years, the growing epidemic of police killings of mostly people of color, the obsessions with “war” (a misnomer for massacre at a distance), the desire to destroy social infrastructures as opposed to conquering territory in these “wars,” the impunity assumed by government, corporations, and police, the supreme court decisions that legitimize this impunity – all these aspects of a growing violence and extremism by institutions of power, suggest that both human concerns and civil society itself are becoming irrelevant to those power institutions. And this, in turn, strongly … Continued
OccupyForum: “My Brooklyn” Film/Discussion w/ anti-gentrification activists 6:30 pm
OccupyForum: “My Brooklyn” Film/Discussion w/ anti-gentrification activists @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 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 “My Brooklyn” Film and discussion with SF anti-gentrification activists My Brooklyn is a documentary about Director Kelly Anderson’s personal journey, as a Brooklyn “gentrifier,” to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood along lines of race and class. During Michael Bloomberg’s election as mayor in 2001, a massive speculative real estate boom is rapidly altering the neighborhoods Anderson has come to call home, spurring … Continued
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40 Years Later: Revisiting the Dangerous Legacies of the Vietnam War (fundraiser) 6:00 pm
40 Years Later: Revisiting the Dangerous Legacies of the Vietnam War (fundraiser) @ The Grease Diner
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Grease Diner will be hosting an in-progress screening and fundraiser for Benjamin Welmond’s Renew Vietnam, a film about Project Renew – an organization removing bombs, mines and other dangerous explosives from the Quang Tri province of Vietnam. The event will take place on July 17th from 6 – 9pm at the Grease Diner in Oakland. In addition to an in-progress screening of the unfinished 20 minute film, there will be a Q & A with director Benjamin Welmond, and the founder of Project Renew, Chuck Searcy. Bill Creighton (head … Continued
Copwatch Training 7:00 pm
Copwatch Training @ Grassroots House
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Copwatch Training @ Grassroots House | Berkeley | California | United States
Come to our training so that you can be a safe and effective Copwatcher.At our Know Your Rights trainings, you’ll learn what your 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, while copwatching as well as in the rest of your life. Join regular copwatch patrols every Thursday evening or at a time best suited for you. Shift leaders … Continued
Oscar Grant Committee 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee @ Neibyl-Proctor Library
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality & State Repression (OGC) is a grassroots democratic organization that was formed as a conscious united front for justice against police brutality. The OGC is involved in the struggle for police accountability and is committed to stopping police brutality. In alliance with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) we organized the October 23, 2010 labor and community rally for Justice for Oscar Grant. On that day the ILWU shut down the Bay Area ports in solidarity. Our mission is to educate, organize … Continued
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Neibyl Proctor Library
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality & State Repression (OGC) is a grassroots democratic organization that was formed as a conscious united front for justice against police brutality.  The OGC is involved in the struggle for police accountability and is committed to stopping police brutality. In alliance with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) we organized the October 23, 2010 labor and community rally for Justice for Oscar Grant. On that day the ILWU shut down the Bay Area ports in solidarity. Our mission is to educate, organize and … Continued
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LaborFest: Film: Wisconsin Rising 6:30 pm
LaborFest: Film: Wisconsin Rising @ Neibyl-Proctor Library
Jul 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
LaborFest: Film: Wisconsin Rising @ Neibyl-Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
FilmWorks United International Working Class Film & Video Festival Wisconsin Rising (60 min) (2014) by Sam Mayfield This film documents the days, weeks and months when Wisconsinites fought back against power, authority and injustice. They were fighting back against newly elected Republican Governor Scott Walker’s action stripping collective bargaining rights from public employees. This fight took place in the same period as the Arab spring, and workers in both struggles saw their common fight. Discussion to follow. 59098
LaborFest: The Lessons of May Day 2015 and ILWU Local 10 7:00 pm
LaborFest: The Lessons of May Day 2015 and ILWU Local 10 @ ) ILWU Local 10 - Henry Schmidt Room
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LaborFest: The Lessons of May Day 2015 and ILWU Local 10 @ ) ILWU Local 10 - Henry Schmidt Room | San Francisco | California | United States
An Injury To One Is An Injury To All The Lessons of May Day 2015 and ILWU Local 10 On May 1, 2015 ILWU Local 10 called for a stop work meeting to protest the police terror and murders of African Americans, Latinos and other working people. Two thousand marched to demand justice and human rights. ILWU made history as the only union in the United States to not only to challenge the epidemic of police murders, but also to take action on the job. This educational forum will look … Continued
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Dr. Mustafa Barghouti – The Future of Palestine 7:00 pm
Dr. Mustafa Barghouti – The Future of Palestine @ First Congregational Church
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Palestinian physician, activist, and politician, Mustafa Barghouti serves as General Secretary of the Palestine National Initiative. He was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by previous prize winner Mairead Maguire, and is also an advocate of nonviolent resistance against occupation. He has been a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council since 2006, is also a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Central Council, and has served as the President of the International People’s Health Council. After returning from Gaza in September 2014 following Israel’s brutal 51-day assault, Dr. Barghouti … Continued
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Capitalism, Policing, & the Role of State Violence 6:00 pm
Capitalism, Policing, & the Role of State Violence @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join the discussion as Lamont Lilly, of Workers World Party Durham Branch talks about the fight against police terror and capitalism’s need to have a police state. Lilly was recently in Baltimore People’s Power Assembly during the rebellion there in response to the police murder of #Freddie Grey. He has been active in the struggle to free Liberty and Justice for Carlos Riley Jr. Lilly is an activist and an author, writing frequently for Workers.org newspaper, a contributing editor for Triangle Free Press, and also published in Truth-out.org. You can … Continued
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March, Rally, Action: Stop the Oil Trains. Richmond. 11:00 am
March, Rally, Action: Stop the Oil Trains. Richmond. @ Atchison Village Park
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
March, Rally, Action: Stop the Oil Trains. Richmond. @ Atchison Village Park | Richmond | California | United States
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Campaign for Medicare for All 12:00 pm
Campaign for Medicare for All @ Live Oak Park
Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Campaign for Medicare for All At SF Mime Troupe Dear Healthcare Activist, I hope you can help us campaign for expanded Medicare this Saturday at the San Francisco’s Mime Troupe performance at Berkeley’s Live Oak Park. We will be asking people to sign a card for HR 676, (Medicare For All) from noon to 2pm, and for those who do sign we will invite them to the July 30 rally in Oakland. We will collect cards from noon to 2pm, and then enjoy the Mime Troupe’s show “Freedomland” which asks … Continued
FIGHTING DRONE WARFARE AND THE MILITARIZATION OF LOCAL POLICE 1:00 pm
FIGHTING DRONE WARFARE AND THE MILITARIZATION OF LOCAL POLICE @ Rockridge Library
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
FIGHTING DRONE WARFARE AND THE MILITARIZATION OF LOCAL POLICE A Talk and Discussion with Toby Blome Code Pink activist Please join East Bay and SF WILPF Free, Refreshments, Handicapped Accessible www.wilpfEastBay.org 59160
Strike Debt Bay Area 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater, outside City Hall
Jul 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater, outside City Hall | 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 staging Debtors’ Assemblies Reviewing our recent presentation on money and debt at the US Social Forum saving the Berkeley Post Office and stopping the Staples non-union takeover of good Post Office jobs and much more! … Continued
Social Justice Theatre: Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The California Chapter 5:51 pm
Social Justice Theatre: Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The California Chapter
Jul 11 @ 5:51 pm – 6:51 pm
Berkeley Repertory Theatre is proud to present Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The California Chapter, a special presentation created, written, and performed by playwright, actor, and educator Anna Deavere Smith. Directed by Obie Award-winner Leah C. Gardiner, this limited engagement opens Saturday, July 11 and runs through Sunday, August 2, 2015 in the Roda Theatre. Individual tickets start at $50 and are currently on sale to the general public. Tickets can be purchased by phone at (510) 647-2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org. Smith garnered a National Humanities … Continued
Antoinette’s Rent Party and Art Show 7:00 pm
Antoinette’s Rent Party and Art Show @ Omni Commons
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Antoinette's Rent Party and Art Show @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
“Mogi and I are in need of some help. I need to move at the end of July and I won’t have enough to cover a deposit and last months rent for a new home. So, I’m throwing a Rent Party & Art Show.” More details and RSVP   59091
Open Mic & Cypher at ABC4J 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Cypher at ABC4J
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Open mic & cypher THIS SATURDAY July 11th at The Alan Blueford Center for Justice @abc4justice #Oakland https://t.co/4vsVadK4DV— Mollie Costello (@missmollie33) July 9, 2015 59172
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Martin Luther King meets Alfred North Whitehead 10:30 am
Martin Luther King meets Alfred North Whitehead @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Jul 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Martin Luther King meets Alfred North Whitehead: the praxis of Realist social philosophy If you could prune half of capitalist demagoguery, leaving the other half for 2050’s young socialists to whittle at, would you take the job? Land rent communist David Giesen speaks this morning about the plausibility of engaging 40% of the US population in a conversation about disengaging land values from private ownership. With a modest dollop of historical review (1776-yesterday) of land speculation in America, a sliced banana’s worth of “their own scripture’s injunction” theological talking points … Continued
Defenders of the East Bay Hills Forests Meeting. 3:00 pm
Defenders of the East Bay Hills Forests Meeting. @ Eucalyptus Grove/Grinnell Natural Area
Jul 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Defenders of the East Bay Hills forests will be meeting this weekend. Please spread the word and come join us! Our next organizing meeting will be on July 12 at 3pm at the Eucalyptus Grove/Grinnell Natural Area, near UC Berkeley campus West entrance. (From the corner of Oxford and Center, follow the pathway into the trees across a foot bridge. Near the end of the pathway turn left across a second foot bridge into the eucalyptus grove.) Bring lawn chairs or blankets, and anything else you need to get comfortable. … Continued
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression 3:00 pm
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression @ Omni Commons
Jul 12 @ 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
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Jul 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly 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 of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than three years! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally . Our … Continued
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Occupy Forum: Mission Monster 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: Mission Monster @ Global Exchange, 2nd Floor
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
If you want to hear the latest from one of the groups and some of the organizers of perhaps the biggest fight against gentrification in SF right now, please join us this Monday when Andy Blue of Plaza 16 Coalition tells of their work to slay the Monster in The Mission. He’ll be joined by activist and videographer Peter Menchini who’ll show a few of his videos on recent anti-gentrification actions such as Mission Takes City Hall. Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides … Continued
LaborFest: A Victory in the Fight to Save our Historic Post Offices 7:00 pm
LaborFest: A Victory in the Fight to Save our Historic Post Offices @ Canessa Gallery
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LaborFest: A Victory in the Fight to Save our Historic Post Offices @ Canessa Gallery | San Francisco | California | United States
A Victory in the Fight to Save our Historic Post Offices With members of the Committee to Save the Berkeley Post Office The U.S. Postal Service, now headed by those favoring privatization, is closing and selling off many post offices listed on the National Register of Historic Places, reducing postal services and cutting public sector union jobs.  Many of these historic post offices have murals and art created during the New Deal. The City of Berkeley, however, prevailed in federal court saving the historic post office building and setting a … Continued
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Oakland City Council Public Safety Committee: Curbing Police Violence et al 5:00 pm
Oakland City Council Public Safety Committee: Curbing Police Violence et al @ Oakland City Hall
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A large number of items regarding police practices are on the agenda, descriptions of which can be found here, including 1) Receive A Report And Recommendations Regarding Adopting Legislation Requiring The Use Of Psychological Testing And Screening For Officer New Hires 2) Receive A Report And Recommendations Regarding Adopting Policies And Procedures Which Require OPD To Train Officers More Effectively In The Use Of Force 3) Receive A Report And Recommendations Regarding Adopting Legislation To Eradicate The Persistent Widespread Custom Or Practice Of Concealing Or Suppressing Investigations Into Police Officer Misconduct; … Continued
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly 6:30 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly @ SEIU Local 1000
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly @ SEIU Local 1000 | 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 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at the SEIU Local 1000 union hall in downtown Oakland at 6:30 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 wages and quality of work life. We share stories and information in … Continued
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Oakland Stands with Greece! No to Austerity and Economic Terrorism! OXI means OXI (No means No) 5:00 pm
Oakland Stands with Greece! No to Austerity and Economic Terrorism! OXI means OXI (No means No) @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Oakland Stands with Greece! No to Austerity and Economic Terrorism! OXI means OXI (No means No) @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Stand with our sisters and brothers in Greece on this day of international solidarity in saying NO to austerity, NO to pension cuts, and NO to privatization. OXI means OXI! NO MEANS NO! CANCEL THE ILLEGAL DEBT. MAKE THE BANKS PAY. The group ‘Europe says OXI’ has called for everyone all over the world to take to the streets on Wednesday, the day the Greek government will implement legislation that the Greek people voted resoundingly NO to last week. #ThisIsACoup Facebook RSVP Just a few of the cities so far … Continued
Coalition for Police Accountability 6:00 pm
Coalition for Police Accountability @ Office of Jose Dorado
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Politics of Debt Reading Group: Greece, Default and Debt 7:30 pm
Politics of Debt Reading Group: Greece, Default and Debt @ Omni Commons (check whiteboard for room location)
Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
We discuss various monetary and debt-related topics. For our next meeting we will be discussing Greece, it’s debt, the recent referendum and its implications on the world monetary system, and Greece’s prospects. Here is a (long) investigation into the origins and odious nature of Greek debt. https://berkeleypostofficedefenders.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/greek-odious-debt.pdf Some recent articles.  Select a subset, and/or find your own… A good overview of how it all came to be in layman’s terms. A Pain in the Athens Greek debt crisis: ‘Of all the damage, healthcare has been hit the worst’ Tsipras Has Just … Continued
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ALTERNATIVES TO NEW SF JAIL 10:00 am
ALTERNATIVES TO NEW SF JAIL @ San Francisco City Hall
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Facebook RSVP. 10:00 AM — Gather at City Hall steps 10:30 AM — Hearing at the Government Audit & Oversight Committee on ALTERNATIVES to the NEW JAIL! (room to be announced) Last month, anti-police violence activists and the No New SF Jail Coalition testified to the Board of Supervisors about the racial bias in SFPD and against the new jail. New reports have shown that black women make up 50% of arrests and that black people are 56% of those locked up in SF county jails. The hearing on alternatives … Continued
Love the Land? Take a Stand! 4:00 pm
Love the Land? Take a Stand! @ Gill Tract
Jul 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Love the Land? Take a Stand! @ Gill Tract | Albany | California | United States
For 3 years, the commercial development project that is slated to pave the southern 7 acres of the historic Gill Tract has been held off by a lawsuit. On June 16th, the courts ruled in favor of the UC, citing that their polluting, privatizing, pavement project breaks no state laws. But we hold ourselves accountable to the laws of nature: Did you know the neighborhood surrounding the Gill Tract already ranks in the top 2% nationwide for traffic congestion? Now imagine how many cars and diesel trucks the addition of … Continued
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One year since the murder of Eric Garner! July 17th We will not go back! 4:00 pm
One year since the murder of Eric Garner! July 17th We will not go back! @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
July 17, 2015 – one year since the murder of Eric Garner. One year since we watched the cops choke him to death! One year since we heard his dying words: “I can’t breathe” – words that the cops ignored. And still no justice! This murder, and how the whole system went into motion to exonerate Eric Garner’s killer, concentrate the slow genocide this system continues to enforce on Black and Latino people. As we observe the anniversary of the murder of Eric Garner, we are confronted with a genocide … Continued
LaborFest: Song and Story from Occupy 7:30 pm
LaborFest: Song and Story from Occupy @ ILWU Local 34 Hall
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
LaborFest: Song and Story from Occupy @ ILWU Local 34 Hall | San Francisco | California | United States
Song and Story from Occupy Rockin’ Solidarity Labor Chorus presents a celebration of the Occupy movement, in song and story. The audience is invited to sing along: lyric sheets will be provided. Founded in 1999, the Labor Chorus helps keeps working-class culture alive, in four-part harmony. We will also have special guests. www.laborchorus.org59096
The Coup 9:00 pm
The Coup @ The New Parish
Jul 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
The Coup @ The New Parish | Oakland | California | United States
Door Time: 8:00 PM Restrictions: 18 & over Under 21 must buy $5 non-alcoholic drink ticket at the door. 58942
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National Chalk the Police State Day
National Chalk the Police State Day @ Everywhere
Jul 18 all-day
Time for the Third Annual “Chalk the Police State” Day is fast approaching on July 18th. Like previous years, Nevada Cop Block and the CopBlock Network would like to make this a national event with as many cities as possible making a statement about police brutality and accountability, as well as the continuing militarization and expansion of police forces and governments. Originally, the call for Chalk the Police State Day was put out by members of Nevada Cop Block, dubbed the “Sunset 5″ after we were arrested for legally and … Continued
Richmond Progressive Alliance Summer Picnic 11:00 am
Richmond Progressive Alliance Summer Picnic @ Marsh Hawk site
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Come to the RPA Summer Picnic! RPA will provide compostable paper ware, ice, some beverages, and charcoal for the grills from noon to 1:30, if conditions allow fires.  Bring food to share. Please invite friends, family, neighbors. We’ve reserved a shady picnic area at Miller Knox Regional Shoreline that’s close to the parking lot and not far from the ADA-accessible children’s play area and tot lot. The views are marvelous.  The Golden State Model Railroad Museum is across the street, and their trains run on Sunday afternoons… All of RPA’s friends, … Continued
A Celebration of Life: O’Shaine Evans, Kenneth Harding Jr., James Rivera, and Nelson Mandela 2:00 pm
A Celebration of Life: O’Shaine Evans, Kenneth Harding Jr., James Rivera, and Nelson Mandela
Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The families of O’Shaine Evans, Kenneth Harding Jr. & James Rivera welcome you to celebrate the lives of their loved ones whose lives were stolen by police terror in the month of July, as well as the birthday of Nelson Mandela. Some good eats are in the works. This is a Family friendly event. The day will be filled with activities, music, and fun. South Park is just yards away from where O’Shaine was executed. We will have a Libation Ceremony there. It is about 1 mile from Powell St. … Continued
Bay Area Child Care Collective 2:00 pm
Bay Area Child Care Collective @ See text.
Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Orientation: A call for volunteers for a child care collective. Come to the new member orientation to learn more. Contact Sonia or email bayareachildcarecollective@gmail.com for location details. Visit the website for more info about what it looks like to be a part of their volunteer collective. Hey activists, childcare providers, and folks who want to build power and spend time with kids… The Bay Area Childcare Collective (BACC) is looking for new members! The BACC offers childcare resources to grassroots organizations composed of a lead by m/others who face multiple opressions, … Continued
Electing Candidates for the 99% | Panel Discussion 2:00 pm
Electing Candidates for the 99% | Panel Discussion @ Berkeley Public Library, 3rd floor
Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Panel Discussion Featuring representatives from Bay Area Socialist Alternative, Richmond Progressive Alliance Bay Area People for Bernie Join us Saturday, July 18th to hear from three groups working to elect candidates for the 99%. Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant won 95,000 votes in the Seattle City Council election in November 2013. Kshama was the first openly Socialist city council member elected in almost 100 years. This November Kshama is up for reelection in what Chris Hedges has called “one of the most important elections in the country this year.” Come hear … Continued
The Peoples’ Verdict: A Bay Area International Peoples’ Tribunal Event 4:00 pm
The Peoples’ Verdict: A Bay Area International Peoples’ Tribunal Event @ Bayanihan Community Center
Jul 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Peoples' Verdict: A Bay Area International Peoples' Tribunal Event @ Bayanihan Community Center | San Francisco | California | United States
Missing the International Peoples’ Tribunal (IPT) in Washington DC? You can still advocate for justice for victims of human rights abuses in the Philippines! At this event we will share the verdict of the IPT and discuss how to proceed to hold accountable perpetrators of gross human rights violations. www.internationalpeoplestribunal.org   59185
Life A Shade Darker Tour: Benefit for ABC4J 6:00 pm
Life A Shade Darker Tour: Benefit for ABC4J @ ABC4J
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Life A Shade Darker Tour: Benefit for ABC4J @ ABC4J | Oakland | California | United States
“Life A Shade Darker” is a Book, Album, & T shirt brand by award winning poet “Kleeane Ryhmen” Life A Shade Darker (#LASD) the book consists of 45 of Kleeane Ryhmen’s most eloquent poems and the album consists of 7 all original tracks. The #LASD T shirts consists of some of the most powerful quotes within the book and the album. This event is free to the public. This event will be held at The Alan Blueford Center For Justice 1/4 OF ALL PROFITS WILL BE DONATED TO THE ORGANIZATION … Continued
Beyond Dreams: Immgrant Contributions to Our Communities 7:00 pm
Beyond Dreams: Immgrant Contributions to Our Communities @ La Pena
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Beyond Dreams: Immgrant Contributions to Our Communities @ La Pena | Berkeley | California | United States
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly 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 of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than three years! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally . Our … Continued
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HONOR SANDRA BLAND She’d be Alive If that Racist Texas Ranger Hadn’t Stopped, Beat and Jailed Her 12:00 pm
HONOR SANDRA BLAND She’d be Alive If that Racist Texas Ranger Hadn’t Stopped, Beat and Jailed Her @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
HONOR SANDRA BLAND She'd be Alive If that Racist Texas Ranger Hadn't Stopped, Beat and Jailed Her @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Sandra Bland, a young black woman, was pulled over for failure to signal in a small town in Texas, and then arrested. Three days later, on July 13th, 2015 she was found dead in her cell.  The police claim she hanged herself, but the Bland family and her friends do not believe a word of it. “…friend and mentor LaVaughn Mosley, 57 [[said]] “She was making plans for the future, so there’s no way she was in a suicidal state.” Join those who stand against police terror and the outrage of in-custody … Continued
OccupyForum: West Oakland: Stop Coal Trains 6:00 pm
OccupyForum: West Oakland: Stop Coal Trains @ Global Exchange, across from 16th St BART
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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 Environmental Justice for West Oakland: Stop Coal Trains with Natalie Berns and others from Oakland Fossil Fuel Resistance Fossil fuel industries are pushing hard to expand the export of oil and coal from Bay Area ports. Refineries are seeking new permits for terminals to import extremely dirty crude oil from Canadian tar sands and the Bakken fields in North Dakota. The crude oil will … Continued
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly 6:30 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps | 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. Federal Judge William Alsup decided to dismiss the lawsuit in April because the Postal Service says it … Continued
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HONOR SANDRA BLAND She’d be Alive If that Racist Texas Ranger Hadn’t Stopped, Beat and Jailed Her 12:00 pm
HONOR SANDRA BLAND She’d be Alive If that Racist Texas Ranger Hadn’t Stopped, Beat and Jailed Her @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
HONOR SANDRA BLAND She'd be Alive If that Racist Texas Ranger Hadn't Stopped, Beat and Jailed Her @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Sandra Bland, a young black woman, was pulled over for failure to signal in a small town in Texas, and then arrested. Three days later, on July 13th, 2015 she was found dead in her cell.  The police claim she hanged herself, but the Bland family and her friends do not believe a word of it. “…friend and mentor LaVaughn Mosley, 57 [[said]] “She was making plans for the future, so there’s no way she was in a suicidal state.” Join those who stand against police terror and the outrage of in-custody … Continued
STOP STATE FUNDING FOR NEW SF JAIL and DEMAND FULL ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW 3:00 pm
STOP STATE FUNDING FOR NEW SF JAIL and DEMAND FULL ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW @ SF City Hall
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 PM — Board of Supervisors Meeting to approve Planning Commission’s Mitigated Negative Declaration to circumvent a full Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The BOS is rushing to apply for $80 million from the state to build new cages. We can’t allow more money to fund jails! On 6/25, the No New SF Jail Coalition rallied at the hearing on our appeal against the SF Planning Department’s decision to forgo a full EIR DESPITE many clear social and environmental impacts on housing, transportation, and outdoor space for the SOMA community, which … Continued
Rent Control Comes Before the Richmond City Council 6:30 pm
Rent Control Comes Before the Richmond City Council @ Richmond City Council Chambers
Jul 21 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Stand up for Rent Control & Just Cause for Eviction Tenant Protections Let’s speak up to get these important measures passed by Council in July. Tell the Council you want this ordinance on the books before the August recess! Staff will be bringing back draft versions. Let the Council know you want strong and effective protections. Last estimate was that Rent Control could apply to 9400 units here. Help promote Development without Displacement. 59151
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HONOR SANDRA BLAND She’d be Alive If that Racist Texas Ranger Hadn’t Stopped, Beat and Jailed Her 12:00 pm
HONOR SANDRA BLAND She’d be Alive If that Racist Texas Ranger Hadn’t Stopped, Beat and Jailed Her @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
HONOR SANDRA BLAND She'd be Alive If that Racist Texas Ranger Hadn't Stopped, Beat and Jailed Her @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Sandra Bland, a young black woman, was pulled over for failure to signal in a small town in Texas, and then arrested. Three days later, on July 13th, 2015 she was found dead in her cell.  The police claim she hanged herself, but the Bland family and her friends do not believe a word of it. “…friend and mentor LaVaughn Mosley, 57 [[said]] “She was making plans for the future, so there’s no way she was in a suicidal state.” Join those who stand against police terror and the outrage of in-custody … Continued
A Vigil to Honor Sandra Bland and Kindra Chapman 5:30 pm
A Vigil to Honor Sandra Bland and Kindra Chapman @ Rockridge Bart
Jul 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
From Ferguson to Charleston, Hempstead to Oakland. In recent months, there has been a horrifying number of accounts of police and white supremacist vigilantes murdering Black people; from Charleston to Cleveland to Ferguson. Now, our attention is turned to Hempstead, TX and the suspicious death of Sandra Bland who was found hanged in a jail cell. Only 28-years old, this young woman had been detained and labeled “high risk” after failing to signal a lane change. And just as we begin to collect ourselves to respond, we find that another … Continued
#BlackLivesMatter, Surveillance, Berkeley Police and the FBI 7:00 pm
#BlackLivesMatter, Surveillance, Berkeley Police and the FBI @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
his is a meeting to express concerns directly to the Berkeley police review commission. The public can demand a thorough investigation into policing strategy during the #BlackLivesMatter protests in Berkeley. Public comment is at the start of the meeting, and a second time for public comment is at the end of the meeting. The police review process doesn’t work if the public doesn’t speak. This a meeting for the general public, but there is a special interest into surveillance research, investigative journalism and police militarization. The review commission cannot make … Continued
Gaza Not Forgotten: A Jewish Ritual of Mourning and Solidarity 7:00 pm
Gaza Not Forgotten: A Jewish Ritual of Mourning and Solidarity @ Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
On the one-year anniversary of the Israeli bombing of Gaza, Jewish Voice for Peace will hold an outdoor, public prayer service in Downtown Berkeley to mourn the deaths of more than 2000 of our Palestinian brothers and sisters, 500 of them children. Jewish tradition provides us with language and tools to cope with this unfathomable loss, as well as a framework to discuss accountability. We invite all Jews and allies to join us in the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead. Mourners are encouraged to bring candles and small … Continued
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HONOR SANDRA BLAND She’d be Alive If that Racist Texas Ranger Hadn’t Stopped, Beat and Jailed Her 12:00 pm
HONOR SANDRA BLAND She’d be Alive If that Racist Texas Ranger Hadn’t Stopped, Beat and Jailed Her @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
HONOR SANDRA BLAND She'd be Alive If that Racist Texas Ranger Hadn't Stopped, Beat and Jailed Her @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Sandra Bland, a young black woman, was pulled over for failure to signal in a small town in Texas, and then arrested. Three days later, on July 13th, 2015 she was found dead in her cell.  The police claim she hanged herself, but the Bland family and her friends do not believe a word of it. “…friend and mentor LaVaughn Mosley, 57 [[said]] “She was making plans for the future, so there’s no way she was in a suicidal state.” Join those who stand against police terror and the outrage of in-custody … Continued
Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement – Oakland 3:30 pm
Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement – Oakland @ Lake Merritt, in back of Edoff Memorial Band Stand
Jul 23 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
OAKLAND, CA: Thursday evening, July 23rd, the San Francisco MIME TROUPE will perform at Oakland’s Lake Merritt in back of the bandstand. Please come volunteer to help set up the model SHU (mock solitary confinement cell) beginning at 3:30 PM. We will distribute information and people can get a feel for the small space that 10’s of thousands of people are confined to 23+ hours a day, often for years. Please call Penny  to let us know if you can be with us for this important date. As the trial … Continued
Nuclear Affairs: What in the World is Happening? 6:00 pm
Nuclear Affairs: What in the World is Happening? @ Cafe Valparaisio
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Report by Western States Legal Foundation Executive Director Jackie Cabasso on the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference held at the United Nations in New York from April 27 – May 22, and the Peace & Planet Mobilization for a Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World: an international conference, rally, march, festival and petition presentation to UN officials April 24 – 26. Enjoy reasonably priced, delicious Chilean and Latin American cuisine, find out about plans for the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima at the Livermore Nuclear … Continued
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HONOR SANDRA BLAND She’d be Alive If that Racist Texas Ranger Hadn’t Stopped, Beat and Jailed Her 12:00 pm
HONOR SANDRA BLAND She’d be Alive If that Racist Texas Ranger Hadn’t Stopped, Beat and Jailed Her @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
HONOR SANDRA BLAND She'd be Alive If that Racist Texas Ranger Hadn't Stopped, Beat and Jailed Her @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Sandra Bland, a young black woman, was pulled over for failure to signal in a small town in Texas, and then arrested. Three days later, on July 13th, 2015 she was found dead in her cell.  The police claim she hanged herself, but the Bland family and her friends do not believe a word of it. “…friend and mentor LaVaughn Mosley, 57 [[said]] “She was making plans for the future, so there’s no way she was in a suicidal state.” Join those who stand against police terror and the outrage of in-custody … Continued
CryptoParty in SF 2:00 pm
CryptoParty in SF @ Internet Archive
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CryptoParty will be in the foyer, following open lunch at the Internet Archive. Bring your laptop and a USB drive (to be formatted). Ryan Taylor will be leading open discussions and workshops covering the importance and implementation of Free Software, Tails, Tor, PGP, Off-The-Record messaging and other anonymity, privacy, and security tools. Users of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds are welcome to attend and participate. Learn how to create and use a Tails USB boot drive, then we’ll go over the features and vulnerabilities that exist in contemporary encryption/anonymity software … Continued
SAY HER NAME: Vigil for the murder of Sandra Bland and countless others 5:00 pm
SAY HER NAME: Vigil for the murder of Sandra Bland and countless others @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
SAY HER NAME: Vigil for the murder of Sandra Bland and countless others + Speak Out against state violence. #WhathappenedtoSandraBland ? #sayhername is about recognizing that police and state violence not only destroys black male lives, but has historically done the same to black women. This is a time for folks to come together to garner strength from the community, as we mourn many lives- many black women- who have been victimized by state violence. The “Speak Out” portion will be a time for black women to share their art, … Continued
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LaborFest: Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk 12:00 pm
LaborFest: Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk @ Latham Square
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
LaborFest: Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk @ Latham Square | Oakland | California | United States
Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk – “We Called it a Work Holiday” With Gifford Hartman of the Flying Picket Historical Society. This walk will revisit the sites of Oakland’s “Work Holiday” that began spontaneously with rank-and-file solidarity with the striking – mostly women – retail clerks at Kahn’s and Hastings department stores whose picket line was being broken by scabs escorted by police. Within 24 hours, it involved over 100,000 workers and shut down nearly all commerce in the East Bay for 54 hours. In 1946 there were six general … Continued
Postal Heritage Day at the Berkeley Post Office 12:00 pm
Postal Heritage Day at the Berkeley Post Office @ The People's Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Postal Heritage Day at the Berkeley Post Office @ The People's Downtown Berkeley Post Office | Berkeley | California | United States
The birthday of our public Post Office will be celebrated this year in Berkeley on Saturday, July 25th, from 12:00 noon till 2 pm, with music going on after that. The postal unions have written to President Obama, asking that the occasion be celebrated every year as Postal Heritage Day. In Berkeley, we’ve been celebrating it every year at 2000 Allston Way since our struggle to save the P.O. began in July of 2012. So we’ll be celebrating three years of so-far successful struggle to prevent a sale of the … Continued
Richmond Progressive Alliance Meeting 3:00 pm
Richmond Progressive Alliance Meeting
Jul 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hot topics with a Focus on Education Amply your voice: Unity, Democracy, Diversity! Updates from Steering Committee & Action Teams. Report on reorganization plans. New members can join at the door and current members can update their status. 59128
Race, Class and Police Violence 7:00 pm
Race, Class and Police Violence @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Race, Class and Police Violence @ Niebyl-Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 2:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Omni Collective
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 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 2:00  PM sharp so folks can also attend the Open Circle at the Omni the same day at 3PM. 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 of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland OO General … Continued
Open Circle 3:00 pm
Open Circle @ Omni Commons
Jul 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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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Occupy Forum 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum @ Global Exchange, across from 16th St. BART
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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 Nuclear Whistleblower Bob Rowen: Is Nuclear Energy a “Safe, Clean, and Economical” Alternative? Like scores of others in the early sixties, Rowen embraced nuclear energy as the panacea to America’s emerging energy crisis, and he believed that becoming a nuclear control technician was a career opportunity of a lifetime. As a nuclear insider, however, Rowen learned the claims made by the nuclear power industry and … Continued
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Oakland Public Safety Meeting: The Right to Record Police. 5:00 pm
Oakland Public Safety Meeting: The Right to Record Police. @ City Hall, enter on 14th St
Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
9. Subject: Right to Record and Photograph From: Members Of The Public: 100 Black Men Recommendation: Adopt A The Following Pieces Of Legislation 1) Resolution Affirming The Right To Photograph, Video And/Or Audio Record Police And/Or Peace Officer(s) Report:  https://oakland.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=3761697&GUID=D340EB96-48E5-4FEA-B652-F633CEACFE48  [+ two supplemental reports …]   Also on the agenda: From: Oakland Police Department Recommendation: Adopt A Resolution Authorizing The City Administrator To 1) Accept And Appropriate Grant Funds In The Amount Of $290,000 From The State Of California, Office Of Traffic Safety (OTS), For The FY 2015-16 Selective Traffic … Continued
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly 6:30 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly @ SEIU Local 1000, Suite 200 (2nd floor)
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly @ SEIU Local 1000, Suite 200 (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 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at the SEIU Local 1000 union hall in downtown Oakland at 6:30 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 wages and quality of work life. We share stories and information in … Continued
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City Council Rules on City Council Agenda 10:30 am
City Council Rules on City Council Agenda @ Oakland City Hall
Jul 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Subject: Special City Council Meeting From: Council President Gibson McElhaney Recommendation: Hold A Special City Council Meeting On Council And Committee Meeting Protocols, Including Discussion Of, And Possible Recommendations Regarding, The Council Rules Of Procedure, Brown Act And The Sunshine Act Regarding Meeting Rules In Article II59180
The Medicare for All Rally & March 11:00 am
The Medicare for All Rally & March @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
We will rally to Protect, Improve, and Expand Medicare to All.  Nationally, the legislation we are campaigning for is HR 676 sponsored by 49 congress members.  59108
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East Bay Forests: Invasive Fire Hazards or Natural Treasures? 7:00 pm
East Bay Forests: Invasive Fire Hazards or Natural Treasures? @ BFUU
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
East Bay Forests: Invasive Fire Hazards or Natural Treasures? @ BFUU | Berkeley | California | United States
EAST BAY FORESTS: INVASIVE FIRE HAZARDS OR NATURAL TREASURES? . Meet a Firefighter called on by local mayors after the 1991 hills fire, and a Conservation Biologist discussing species migration throughout history . ————————————————————————————————————————————————–  . DAVID THEODOROPOULOS Conservation Biologist; Author: Invasion Biology – Critique of a Pseudoscience; Slideshow Presentation . DAVID MALONEY Retired Oakland Fire Department; Chief, Fire Prevention, Oakland Army Base; appointed to 1991 Oakland-Berkeley Mayors’ Task Force on Emergency Preparedness and Community Restoration . KEN CHEETHAM Forest Photography; Bay Area Progressive Directory . Plus updates from the Hills … Continued
Message from Hiroshima: A New Film Narrated by George Takei 7:00 pm
Message from Hiroshima: A New Film Narrated by George Takei @ AFSC, Two Blocks from Civic Center BART/MUNI
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Message From Hiroshima will be released by Cinema Libre Studio on August 4, 2015. However, in light of the upcoming 70th Anniversary of the atomic bombing, Cinema Libre has made the film available in advance to be shown by select non-profit organizations, including American Friends Service Committee. Synopsis: Narrated by George Takei, Message From Hiroshima provides an inside look at life and culture in the city before the first atomic bomb was deployed. Today, where the Hon and Motoyasu rivers meet, stands the Peace Memorial Park – the former location … Continued