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NoDAPL: National Day of Action–Shut Down The Banks Berkeley 8:00 am
NoDAPL: National Day of Action–Shut Down The Banks Berkeley @ Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley
Dec 1 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wells Fargo has almost half a billion dollars invested directly in DAPL. Join us in demanding that they withdraw their funding immediately. We will congregate at the steps of Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley at 8am, and march to the Wells Fargo on Shattuck. Wear blue, if you can. Please organize yourselves into affinity groups beforehand and bring signs. Know your rights. Come prepared to protest peacefully. See here for more information on affinity group formation and utility: https://libcom.org/files/Miscellaneous%20direct%20action%20guides.pdf On November 20th 2016 the police violently attacked peaceful water protectors … Continued
Omni Commons General Assembly 7:00 pm
Omni Commons General Assembly @ Omni Commons Ballroom
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come by our open Delegates Meetings every First and Third Thursday of the month at 7pm! We’ll give space to brief announcements, updates from working groups, proposals up for consensus, and discussion around important issues. The schedule is created weekly at the following url: https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom61760
Film Premiere: Belo Monte After the Flood 7:30 pm
Film Premiere: Belo Monte After the Flood @ La Pena
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Attend the premiere showing of a new documentary film that explores the history and consequences of one of the world’s most controversial dam projects, built on the Xingu River in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon. The film was directed by award-winning environmental documentarian Todd Southgate, narrated by Emmy-award-winning Hollywood actor Peter Coyote, and produced with Amazon Watch, International Rivers, and Cultures of Resistance. The documentary chronicles the inspiring work of indigenous peoples, grassroots activists, and their allies to prevent dam construction and its many impacts. It exposes the gross disregard for … Continued
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Sanders Talk about his New Book ‘Our Revolution’ 2:00 pm
Sanders Talk about his New Book ‘Our Revolution’ @ Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will discuss his new book, “Our Revolution,” Sanders made a spirited but ultimately unsuccessful bid to become the Democratic Party’s 2016 nominee for president. The eventual Democratic nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, lost the Nov. 8 election to Republican Donald Trump. “Our Revolution” covers Sanders’ run for the presidency, and the movement he sparked based on his ideas on college tuition, employment, health care, the environment, tax fairness, how to bring progressive activism to local, state and national elections, and the Citizens United Supreme Court … Continued
Mario Woods: We Shall Never Forget 3:30 pm
Mario Woods: We Shall Never Forget
Dec 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Mario Woods: We Shall Never Forget. Join us to Celebrate Our Son Our Brother’s Mario Woods life. It is time, it is past time, for the Community to Stand on the Right side of Justice. We will gather at 3:30 pm at MLK Park in the Bayview to march to the site where Mario was murdered by San Francisco Police Department. to start our Vigil and Celebration of Mario’s Life at 4:35 the time which Our Son Our Brother was pronounced dead. Come one Come All Power to the People … Continued
Ecology Center Holiday Party & Standing Rock Materials Collection 6:00 pm
Ecology Center Holiday Party & Standing Rock Materials Collection @ Ecology Center
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Celebrate the season with the Ecology Center at our upcoming open house holiday party. Get to know our neighbors and their friends, including the Sierra Club, League of Women Voters, SEEDS Community Resolution Center, and others while enjoying good music, tasty treats, 10% off purchases from Store during the party, and fun giveaways. We hope to see you there! We are also collecting warm coats for BOSS, and materials to send to Standing Rock in partnership with Victory Kitchen. Please bring cold weather sleeping bags (for temperatures below freezing), banners, … Continued
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Free All Political Prisoners 2:00 pm
Free All Political Prisoners @ Starry Plough
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free All Political Prisoners @ Starry Plough | Berkeley | California | United States
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No Alt-Right in White House: Stephen Bannon Peaceful Protest 2:00 pm
No Alt-Right in White House: Stephen Bannon Peaceful Protest @ Downtown Berkeley BART
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
` For those who do not know, Stephen Bannon is Donald Trump’s newly appointed Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor. He is a white supremacist: infamous for his Alt-Right website Breitbart News, and specifically for his racist, anti-LGBTQI, anti-immigrant, anti Semitic views and disrespect of women and people of color. The KKK and other hate groups celebrate his appointment. It is extremely dangerous to have this type of influence in the White House, and so close to the president-elect! It’s also very straightforward: it is preposterous to have someone who represents … Continued
Solidarity Vigil for Oceti Sakowin Camp 5:00 pm
Solidarity Vigil for Oceti Sakowin Camp @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
STANDING ROCK OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE REGARDING ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS ATTEMPT TO SHUT DOWN THE CAMP http://standwithstandingrock.net/army-corp-closes-public-access-oceti-sakowin-camp-dec-5th/ The Bernie Sanders Brigade invites you to join us for a Solidarity Vigil in support of the Oceti Sakowin Camp. Oceti Sakowin Camp is a unified emcampment of Water Protectors decidated to protecting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s land and water against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Army Corp of Engineers has threatened to forcibly shut down the camp on December 5th. #NoDAPL We are calling for a national and international day of … Continued
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Shellmound Vigil
Shellmound Vigil @ Berkeley Shellmound, Near Spengers
Dec 4 – Dec 5 all-day
A 24 Hour Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Standing Rock, coinciding with the recent eviction notice that the Water Protectors were issued. Taking to heart the ongoing requests from Water Protectors for us to pray together, we plan to hold vigil as they face these threats. Working with Ohlone leadership, this vigil will be held at the West Berkeley Shellmound, drawing the connection between justice in North Dakota and justice locally. This is a powerful time for us to come together, stronger than ever, in prayer and as relatives because we … Continued
3rd Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair 10:00 am
3rd Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair @ San Francisco City College Mission Campus
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Howard Zinn Book Fair is an annual celebration of People’s History, Past Present and Future. We gather together authors, zinesters, bloggers and publishers for a day of readings, panel discussions and workshops exploring the value of dissident histories towards building a better future. In the spirit of the late historian Howard Zinn we recognize the stories of the ways that everyday people have risen to propose a world beyond empires big and small. Program Listing.62066
The New Path to Mumia’s Freedom 10:30 am
The New Path to Mumia’s Freedom @ Niebyl Proctor
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library The New Path to Mumia’s Freedom A precedent-setting ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court provides the basis for a new legal action filed by Mumia Abu-Jamal, providing a path for the courts to overturn Mumia’s conviction and win his freedom. But we we can never forget the continuing importance of mass action to support Mumia’s legal case. Gerald Smith will discuss Mumia’s case to date, Mary McIlroy will discuss the latest in the effort to free Leonard Peltier, and Ricardo Ortiz will bring us … Continued
Legal Observer Training – National Lawyers Guild 11:00 am
Legal Observer Training – National Lawyers Guild @ Omni Commons
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Legal Observer Training - National Lawyers Guild @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Legal Observers work to insure that protesters’ right to express their political views are not violated by law enforcement. They do not participate in protests or actions, instead documenting law enforcements’ interactions with protesters. We need LOs now more than ever. Get trained by civil rights attorney EmilyRose Johns, connect with other organizers and legal observers, and learn how you can put your legal knowledge to work to protect freedom of assembly and expression. This training is FREE, but please register via EventBrite so that we can track how many … Continued
The Capitalist Climate: Organizing Against Climate Catastrophe 12:15 pm
The Capitalist Climate: Organizing Against Climate Catastrophe @ City College Mission Campus, Lucy Parsons Room
Dec 4 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
This talk will discuss lessons from a grassroots working-class climate organizing effort, and how patriarchy and racism intersect with capitalism to perpetuate the climate crisis. Lara and Paul Messersmith-Glavin, the presenters, are members of the Institute for Anarchist Studies collective, editors of the IAS’s annual and on-line journal Perspectives on Anarchist Theory and organizers with the Hella 503 Collective in Portland, Oregon. This talk is part of the Howard Zinn Book Fair 62065
Building the Resistance – Next Steps. 2:00 pm
Building the Resistance – Next Steps. @ UC Berkeley, Barrows Hall Room 20
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Now is the time to get organized. Join Socialist Alternative in Berkeley for a public meeting discussing how we can build the resistance against Trump. Trump’s white nationalist rhetoric has already led to a rise in attacks on Muslims, immigrants, women and LGBTQ people. We need to fight against discrimination in all its forms and defend each other. This has begun with mass protests in the streets. But Trump is also dangerous because he is a billionaire looking to deregulate financial institutions and line the pockets of rich shareholders. Come … Continued
Post Salon: Public Banking, New Superintendant 2:00 pm
Post Salon: Public Banking, New Superintendant @ Geoffrey’s Inner Circle
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The next Post Salon will discuss two important question: What would a Public Bank mean for Oakland, and how should Oakland go about picking a new schools’ superintendent? A Public Bank operates in the public interest, rather than operating to generate short-term profits for shareholders. North Dakota has a public bank. Santa Fe, Santa Rosa, and other communities are looking at creating them. Speakers will look at: What is a Public bank? Why does it matter? Can we get one in Oakland? Second, the city’s superintendent is leaving in February, … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
Indigenous peoples’ struggles for autonomy and rights in Chiapas 7:00 pm
Indigenous peoples’ struggles for autonomy and rights in Chiapas @ Omni Commons
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Luisella Preciado -From the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center, Chiapas Luisella Preciado is a human rights defender and attorney with the FrayBa Human Rights Center in Chiapas, Mexico. There, Ms. Precido accompanies indigenous peoples fighting for their rights as autonomous, self-determining communities. She will speak on on-going Indigenous peoples’ struggles for autonomy and rights in Chiapas and other parts of Mexico. In Spanish with English interpretation. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/361188807568719/ 62098
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APPARENTLY CANCELLED: SEIU Local 1000 – 1 Day Strike 6:30 am
APPARENTLY CANCELLED: SEIU Local 1000 – 1 Day Strike @ State Building
Dec 5 @ 6:30 am – 5:00 pm
Apparently cancelled. C.f. http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article118694613.html SEIU LOCAL 1000, California State employees are conducting a 1 day strike on December 5, 2016. Grab a picket sign and march @ 1515 Clay Street (State bldg) Oakland or 111 Grand Ave (Caltrans).62075
Occupy Forum: Free Mumia! 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: Free Mumia! @ Global Exchange, 2nd Floor
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free Mumia Abu Jamal — with Gerald Smith A precedent-setting ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court provides the basis for a new legal action filed by Mumia Abu-Jamal, providing a path for the courts to overturn Mumia’s conviction and win his freedom. But we we can never forget the continuing importance of mass action to support Mumia’s legal case. Gerald Smith will discuss Mumia’s case to date62108
Candlelight Vigil for Warehouse Fire Victims 8:00 pm
Candlelight Vigil for Warehouse Fire Victims @ Lake Merritt Pergola
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Candlelight vigil for #OaklandFire on Mon, 12/5, 8-10pm at the Lake Merritt Pergola – 599 El Embarcadero.— mary mad (@marymad) December 4, 2016 62100
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Spokescouncil Meetings for MLK Week of Action! 6:30 pm
Spokescouncil Meetings for MLK Week of Action! @ GPW
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This year, Oakland’s Anti Police-Terror Project is calling on our Bay Area community to up the resistance level, as we reclaim the radical legacy of Martin Luther King and resist the fascist Trump agenda. This year the Reclaiming King’s Radical Legacy March on Monday (1/16) will launch 120 hours of direct action, culminating on #HellNawGuration Day (1/20). This year we are focused on immigrant rights, protection of our Muslim brothers and sisters, womens reproductive rights, loving our LGBTQ sisters, brothers and siblings, and the defense of Black life. As is … Continued
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One Last Push in 2016 for Refinery Emissions Cap 9:45 am
One Last Push in 2016 for Refinery Emissions Cap @ Bay Area Air Quality Management Offices
Dec 7 @ 9:45 am – 12:45 pm
One Last Push in 2016 for Refinery Emissions Cap @ Bay Area Air Quality Management Offices | San Francisco | California | United States
Emission caps on pollution from oil refineries—greenhouse gases, toxic gases (NOx and SOx), and dangerous particulate matter are crucial not only for protecting our health and safety and the planet, but for preventing the Bay Area from becoming a major outlet for tar sands crude oil.  Refining tar sands crude produces much higher levels of both health-harming air pollution and greenhouse gases.  With a cap on refinery emissions in place, a tsunami of tar sands into Bay Area refineries could be effectively prevented. The Refinery Emissions Cap (Rule 12-16) is so … Continued
Support for Oakland’s DIY Spaces 7:00 pm
Support for Oakland’s DIY Spaces @ Omni Commons
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In the wake of the tragic fire at Ghostship, this is an open assembly and call for help in order to begin to collectively brainstorm, interconnect and pool resources around what we as a community of artists and organizers can do to aid our DIY spaces right now in the Bay Area — primarily with respect to improving core fire safety and building safety. Together, we may also better withstand and mutually support one another during what may well be a forthcoming crackdown on such critical places of cultural and … Continued
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Support the CA Values Act – No California Participation in Deportations! 10:30 am
Support the CA Values Act – No California Participation in Deportations! @ State Building
Dec 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us tomorrow in Oakland for a rally and press conference in support of the CA Values Act, an omnibus state bill that would prohibit local law enforcement, school police, and other state agencies from getting in the business of deportations. The CA Values Act will: • Keep California law enforcement out of painful deportations. • Make sure California plays no part in creating any kind of national registry to profile Muslims or other groups at risk of discrimination. • Bolster confidentiality practices at state agencies so immigrants can continue … Continued
Screening of: The Brainwashing of My Dad 7:00 pm
Screening of: The Brainwashing of My Dad @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Through interviews with media luminaries, cognitive linguists, grassroots activist groups such as: Noam Chomsky, Steve Rendall, Jeff Cohen, Eric Boehlert, George Lakoff, STOP RUSH, Hear Yourself Think, Claire Conner, and others, Jen Senko’s “Brainwashing” unravels the plan to shift the country to the right over the last 30 years, largely through media manipulation. The result has led to fewer voices, less diversity of opinion, massive intentional misinformation, and greater division of our country. For more info:http://www.thebrainwashingofmydad.com/trailer Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee as part of our Conscientious Projector series. … Continued
Discussion with Alan Haber (founder of SDS and Long Haul) 8:00 pm
Discussion with Alan Haber (founder of SDS and Long Haul) @ Long Haul
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Discussion with Alan Haber (founder of SDS and Long Haul) @ Long Haul | Berkeley | California | United States
Join Alan Haber for a free-form discussion about the state of the movement for justice — where we’ve been and where we’re going. Alan founded Long Haul in 1979 and is returning to the “scene of the crime.” In 1960 he founded Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Topics may include –history of the long haul –some comments on SDS –Alan’s decades of work regarding the Israeli/Palestinian conflict –Modern organization Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) For more event information: http://www.thelonghaul.org62090
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Free Mumia Abu-Jamal National Day of Action 4:00 pm
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal National Day of Action @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal National Day of Action @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
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EcoViva’s 20th Anniversary Celebration (w/ Rebecca Solnit & Avi Lewis) Fundraiser 7:00 pm
EcoViva’s 20th Anniversary Celebration (w/ Rebecca Solnit & Avi Lewis) Fundraiser @ La Pena
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hear messages of hope from two powerful guest speakers at EcoViva’s anniversary event: author-activist Rebecca Solnit and filmmaker Avi Lewis. Learn about the resilient communities in Central America combatting climate change through grassroots organizing. Lewis will screen his short film “Keepers of the Future” about the social movement our partners have built in El Salvador, and Solnit will speak about organizing in the face of global challenges. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with both speakers at the event. Come enjoy delicious Salvadoran food, drinks at the … Continued
#NODAPL Standing Rock Benefit 8:00 pm
#NODAPL Standing Rock Benefit @ Omni Commons
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
#NODAPL Standing Rock Benefit. Omni Oakland Commons. Dec. 9th at 8pm. The Wyatt Act. Taller Bombalele. Banda Sin Nombre. @MissionDelirium pic.twitter.com/6b55goAaFT— GuinevereQ (@GuinevereQ) November 29, 2016 62078
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#OpSafeWinter – Worldwide Day of Compassion
#OpSafeWinter – Worldwide Day of Compassion @ Everywhere
Dec 10 all-day
#OpSafeWinter - Worldwide Day of Compassion @ Everywhere
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Democratic Socialists of America East Bay Orientation 10:00 am
Democratic Socialists of America East Bay Orientation
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
DSA, the Democratic Socialists of America, has seen a massive influx of new members in the few weeks since the election. Here in the East Bay and across the country thousands of people have committed to building a left alternative that demands material improvements in our lives. DSA is dedicated to fighting for single-payer healthcare, tuition-free college, a living wage for all workers, and an end to white supremacy. We are coming together to oppose the emboldened right wing, protect our targeted brothers and sisters, and build a future that … Continued
Mass Organizing Meeting for Jan. 20 SF Protest on Day of Trump’s Inauguration 12:00 pm
Mass Organizing Meeting for Jan. 20 SF Protest on Day of Trump’s Inauguration
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Volunteer and help build the fightback movement against Trump! Join us for a mass organizing meeting to build for the Jan. 20 protest on the day of Trump’s inauguration. You can also join an outreach session Tuesdays between 5:30 and 7:30pm or contact us and let us know when you are available. No experience is necessary! We need help making phone calls, putting up posters, handing out flyers, painting banners and making signs. Come by any time to pick up flyers and posters or to help out. Only an organized … Continued
Oakland Justice Coalition 1:00 pm
Oakland Justice Coalition @ Siegel & Yee, 3rd floor
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join the Oakland Justice Coalition for our final meeting of 2016. Topics include: National and Local Elections What’s Next for OJC? MLK Week Actions 2018 Elections Hope to see you there! Bring a friend. 62089
This Is Not Normal – A March Against Trump 2:00 pm
This Is Not Normal – A March Against Trump @ Chelsea Manning Plaza
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
This Is Not Normal - A March Against Trump @ Chelsea Manning Plaza | San Francisco | California | United States
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
Bill of Rights Day 5:00 pm
Bill of Rights Day @ Impact Hub
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The first 100 people to arrive will get a free pocket Constitution! GET YOUR TICKETS You’re invited to the 2016 Bill of Rights Day when we celebrate the goals we’ve achieved together and look ahead to even greater challenges. We know that you may be concerned about the presidential election results. Many of the proposed policies are unlawful and unconstitutional. The ACLU is swinging into high gear, ready for whatever awaits us. Since our founding, we’ve worked together to defend the constitutional rights and freedoms of all Californians. Rest assured … Continued
Humanism vs. fascism 6:30 pm
Humanism vs. fascism @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
On the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution: Humanism vs. fascism, opposing capitalism then and now Hailed by Martin Luther King, Jr., Hungarian revolutionaries in 1956 not only created a new form of direct democracy in Workers’ Councils but raised Marx’s humanism as freedom from Communism. “The goal of human development, the form of human society,” which Marx had warned is not communism, took center stage against the single-party-state. Today various forms of humanism, from Black Lives Matter to Prisoners’ Human Rights Movement, also project humanism as an answer to … Continued
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Anti Police-Terror Project ~ Sustaining the Soul of Activism Workshop 7:00 pm
Anti Police-Terror Project ~ Sustaining the Soul of Activism Workshop @ Oakland Peace Center
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
This workshop for APTP comrades supports the resilience and wellbeing of front line change-makers, justice seekers, organizers, and activists. Together we will explore: • How to keep alive and vital that place within us where the motivation to work for social change arises • How to not only “keep on keeping on,” but to keep on in a way that is transformative for us as individuals, for the organization, the movement, and the community • How to stay connected to the larger vision and purpose that inspires, uplifts, and sustains … Continued
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Neibyl Proctor Library
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Neibyl Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
This month we had a conflict so the meeting will be held on the second Monday, December 12th at 7 PM at the Niebyl-Proctor Library. 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. Note: At our November meeting we changed our meeting date from the first Tuesday of the month to the … Continued
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Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting 6:30 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall | Oakland | California | United States
Join us to fight for a livable wage for all Bay Area workers! We collaborate in principled reflection and action on what the Bay Area livable wage would be and where we are at on the right to a livable wage. The Oakland Livable Wage Assembly builds Community and Power among those who seek higher wages and better work life conditions for area workers. Our work together encompasses: (1) The concerns of precarious, care and contingent workers, (2) Campaigns to improve wages for low wage workers, and (3) Efforts by … Continued
Spokescouncil Meetings for MLK Week of Action! 6:30 pm
Spokescouncil Meetings for MLK Week of Action! @ OMNI Commons
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This year, Oakland’s Anti Police-Terror Project is calling on our Bay Area community to up the resistance level, as we reclaim the radical legacy of Martin Luther King and resist the fascist Trump agenda. This year the Reclaiming King’s Radical Legacy March on Monday (1/16) will launch 120 hours of direct action, culminating on #HellNawGuration Day (1/20). This year we are focused on immigrant rights, protection of our Muslim brothers and sisters, womens reproductive rights, loving our LGBTQ sisters, brothers and siblings, and the defense of Black life. As is … Continued
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Unite Here: CHRISTMAS LABOR ACTION at CASINO SAN PABLO 4:00 pm
Unite Here: CHRISTMAS LABOR ACTION at CASINO SAN PABLO @ Casino San Pablo
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Casino San Pablo makes millions. Its workers are struggling to get out of poverty. This holiday season, stand with them! Casino San Pablo made $263 million* in FY 2014-15. But its workers make as little as $11 per hour – less than the minimum wage in nearby towns like Richmond, El Cerrito and Oakland. And the Casino’s proposed raise for its lowest-paid workers in 2017 is just 22 cents per hour! State labor laws don’t apply at the Casino, so workers are denied many of the basic rights that other … Continued
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2016 East Bay Anarchist Conversation and Book Event 10:00 am
2016 East Bay Anarchist Conversation and Book Event @ Humanist Hall
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
East Bay Anarchist Conversation and Book Event This year’s theme is Community: for good or ill. For anarchists the idea of community represents both an ideal and a practice. The ideal community is either explicitly anarchist, one that concerns itself with an anti-authoritarian rigor, challenging culturally normative standards like beauty, heterosexuality, diet, and bigotry or it is a broader group that allows anarchists to live within it, and listens to their concerns. The practice for anarchists, by and large, is identical to that of our neighbors— isolation, slavery to job … Continued
Alan Blueford Annual Birthday/Holiday Toy Giveaway 1:00 pm
Alan Blueford Annual Birthday/Holiday Toy Giveaway @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alan Blueford Annual Birthday/Holiday Toy Giveaway @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice | Oakland | California | United States
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Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Paris Baguette
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
(Backup location if Paris Baguette has no seating: Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater, 14th & Broadway, outside of City Hall.) Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it. Come get connected with … Continued
International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers 5:30 pm
International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers @ Omni Commons
Dec 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Organized by ESPU, SWOP Bay, and the US PROS Collective, the event will include a potluck, presentation with speakers and video clips from the powerful documentary “Tales of the Grim Sleeper” on the serial murders of Black women in LA, vigil, candlelit procession and short walk through Oakland. The focus of the event is to honor those who have been affected by violence and as a fundraiser in support of the Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders who have been organizing to get justice for the victims & families and … Continued
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
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Spokescouncil Meetings for MLK Week of Action! 6:30 pm
Spokescouncil Meetings for MLK Week of Action! @ OMNI Commons
Dec 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This year, Oakland’s Anti Police-Terror Project is calling on our Bay Area community to up the resistance level, as we reclaim the radical legacy of Martin Luther King and resist the fascist Trump agenda. This year the Reclaiming King’s Radical Legacy March on Monday (1/16) will launch 120 hours of direct action, culminating on #HellNawGuration Day (1/20). This year we are focused on immigrant rights, protection of our Muslim brothers and sisters, womens reproductive rights, loving our LGBTQ sisters, brothers and siblings, and the defense of Black life. As is … Continued
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Postal Service Sues Berkeley Over Its Post Office 8:00 am
Postal Service Sues Berkeley Over Its Post Office @ Courtroom 8, 19th Floor
Dec 22 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Postal Service Sues Berkeley Over Its Post Office @ Courtroom 8, 19th Floor | San Francisco | California | United States
Federal Judge Alsup will hear the case of United States Post Office v City of Berkeley wherein the Postal Service is suing Berkeley for passing a Zoning Ordinance for its historic district (which includes the Post Office) which prevents commercial uses of the properties therein. “If you are able, please be there. Tony Rossmann [Berkeley’s lawyer in the original lawsuit challenging the sale back in 2014-2015] reminds us that it’s important Judge Alsup know that there is still strong community concern about Berkeley’s Main Post Office.” Berkeley Post Office Defenders, … Continued
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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 2:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Dec 25 @ 2:00 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 2 PM (3 PM pn the summer) 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 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
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Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting 6:30 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall
Dec 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall | Oakland | California | United States
Join us to fight for a livable wage for all Bay Area workers! We collaborate in principled reflection and action on what the Bay Area livable wage would be and where we are at on the right to a livable wage. The Oakland Livable Wage Assembly builds Community and Power among those who seek higher wages and better work life conditions for area workers. Our work together encompasses: (1) The concerns of precarious, care and contingent workers, (2) Campaigns to improve wages for low wage workers, and (3) Efforts by … Continued
Spokescouncil Meetings for MLK Week of Action! 6:30 pm
Spokescouncil Meetings for MLK Week of Action! @ OMNI Commons
Dec 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This year, Oakland’s Anti Police-Terror Project is calling on our Bay Area community to up the resistance level, as we reclaim the radical legacy of Martin Luther King and resist the fascist Trump agenda. This year the Reclaiming King’s Radical Legacy March on Monday (1/16) will launch 120 hours of direct action, culminating on #HellNawGuration Day (1/20). This year we are focused on immigrant rights, protection of our Muslim brothers and sisters, womens reproductive rights, loving our LGBTQ sisters, brothers and siblings, and the defense of Black life. As is … Continued
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