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Clean Not Extreme Day of Action 12:00 pm
Clean Not Extreme Day of Action @ Lake Merritt
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lake Merritt is the arena for “Knock Out Oil” on August 1st. Save the date for lively, family-friendly, anti-fracking street theater on the occasion of the statewide Clean Not Extreme Day of Action. August 1st marks a pivotal moment in the fight to stop fracking and other forms of extreme oil extraction in California. For years, Governor Jerry Brown has refused to even consider ending these toxic practices before the results of an independent scientific study were released. That California Council on Science and Technology report has just come out, … Continued
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28th Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence 9:30 am
28th Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Bahai Center
Aug 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to survivors and victims of violence and police terror in Oakland. On Sunday August 9th, this will also be one year since the brutal murder of Mike Brown, a black teen, by a police officer in Ferguson. Around the country, events to commemorate Mike Brown and other victims of police terror are scheduled. We are organizing this gathering for the community to connect, share prayers, writings and poems from all spiritual traditions, reflect and recharge and build coalitions interested in healing. … Continued
Cancelled: OO GA 4:00 pm
Cancelled: OO GA
Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Folks are spread all over creation, many of us are meetinged out for the week, see you next week at the Omni at 2PM.   Special Ed59245
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Police Militarization Study Group 6:00 pm
Police Militarization Study Group @ Unitarian Universalist Center
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The BFUU is embracing the call from our Unitarian Universalists Association to engage in a program about the widening gap in well-being and incomes in the United States. This segment of our related series of study groups will focus on police militarization, its impact on our communities, its relationship to the widening gaps in our society and economy, and what we can do about it. Our guest speaker will be Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb; who will inform us of the latest developments and give us contact information for community involvement. Sponsored … Continued
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70 Years of Nuclear Weapons – At What Cost? 8:00 am
70 Years of Nuclear Weapons – At What Cost? @ Livermore Labs
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
70 Years of Nuclear Weapons - At What Cost? @ Livermore Labs  | Livermore | California | United States
Today, after 70 years, nearly 16,000 nuclear weapons-94% of them held by the USA and Russia-continue to pose an intolerable threat to humanity, and the danger of nuclear war is growing. Whether a nuclear exchange is initiated by accident, miscalculation or madness, the radiation will know no boundaries. The USA plans to spend a trillion dollars over the next thirty years “modernizing” its nuclear arsenal. The human cost of this is immeasurable-to our health, environment, ethics, and democracy, to our prospects for global peace, and to our confidence in human … Continued
EMERGENCY ACTION AND MEETING TO DEFEND HUCHIUN – KNOWLAND PARK! 12:00 pm
EMERGENCY ACTION AND MEETING TO DEFEND HUCHIUN – KNOWLAND PARK! @ Oakland Zoo Knowland Park entrance
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
EMERGENCY ACTION AND MEETING TO DEFEND HUCHIUN – KNOWLAND PARK! PLEASE SHARE AND INVITE! http://www.facebook.com/events/1621914134725011/ 12:00 PM – Thursday August 6th – The Knowland Park entrance by the intersection of Malcolm and Snowdown Ave. 6:00 PM – Planning Meeting – The Knowland Park entrance by the intersection of Malcolm an Snowdown Ave. Please join us this Thursday to stop the construction and plan a long term resistance to defend the park and neighborhood from the Zoo! Over the weekend the Oakland Zoo began constructing a fence around the proposed development … Continued
Film Screening: The Breach 6:00 pm
Film Screening: The Breach @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Slow Food East Bay and Transition Berkeley for an evening delving into the prickly world of fish, fishing and the health of the oceans. We’ll start at 6pm with a potluck dinner (true to Slow Food USA local and sustainable values!) then see the amazing new film about salmon and the northwest, The Breach, at 7. (http://www.thebreachfilm.com) The evening comes to a point with a short panel of local fisher(wo)men, fish mongers and others involved with keeping this huge part of our ecosystem healthy and in balance and Q&A … Continued
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Anniversary of the Police Murder of Mike Brown 4:00 pm
Anniversary of the Police Murder of Mike Brown @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
August 8-10: Mark the Anniversary of the Police Murder of Mike Brown and the Heroic Uprising that Followed: It Was – AND IS – Right to Rebel!! On August 9, it will be one year since a Ferguson, Missouri, cop, Darren Wilson executed Michael Brown for walking in the middle of the day on a sleepy street. Mike Brown was unarmed, running away, and had his hands up when he was shot multiple times and then his body was left lying dead in the street for four-and-a-half hours. This brutal … Continued
Internationalism and Cuba Today 6:00 pm
Internationalism and Cuba Today
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Internationalism and Cuba Today @ San Francisco | California | United States
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Eyewitness Report from Cleveland: Black Lives Matter! 7:00 pm
Eyewitness Report from Cleveland: Black Lives Matter!
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In Cleveland, Ohio, a delegation of the Party for Socialism and Liberation joined 1000 other attendees at the first ever Movement for Black Lives National Convening. The activists met and engaged with others who are part of the resurgence of the struggle against racist police terror. Then, shortly after the conference ended, a stunning indictment was handed down in Cincinnati, charging a police officer with murder in the death of a Black motorist. This indictment is clearly a result of a powerful country-wide movement. The thousand people gathered in Cleveland … Continued
First Friday’s at The Alan Blueford Center for Justice 7:00 pm
First Friday’s at The Alan Blueford Center for Justice @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tata Vision presents a night of live performances from multi-talented youth from the bay area! Don’t sleep.59305
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Omni Commons Work Party 12:00 pm
Omni Commons Work Party @ Omni Commons
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Omni Commons is throwing a work party. We welcome volunteers who’d like to work on: – rehanging doors, putting on closers & panic bars – learning how electricity works – laying ethernet cable – fixing other small things around the building All skill levels welcome. We will feed & teach you. If you can, RSVP to volunteers@omnicommons.org. Otherwise, just show up! 59256
San Francisco Mime Troupe: Freedomland 1:30 pm
San Francisco Mime Troupe: Freedomland @ Willard Park
Aug 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
A door is blown off its hinges! Into a blasted room of scarred walls and shattered windows, armed with M-16’s, America’s bravest duck and dodge for cover, finally training their deadly gunsights on… an old black man watching TV on his couch? This isn’t Baghdad or Kandahar – its home, and for ex-Black Panther Malcolm Haywood it’s just another wrong door police raid in the War on Drugs. So of course Malcolm is horrified when the grandson he’s tried to protect, Nathaniel, returns from serving in Afghanistan only to find … Continued
#DayofRage 4:00 pm
#DayofRage @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 8 @ 4:00 pm – 11:45 pm
#DayofRage is in honor of Sandra Bland. We, the people of the Bay Area, and the United State of Amerika need to stand up and fight the racist, and militant police force that controls us. Its time for us to stand up for our rights and make our voices heard. We do not want to cause any more violence than we are already accustomed to, but we do need to raise hell. We need to stick up for our brothers and sisters nation wide. We need full police reform. We … Continued
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“Dangerous Circumstances:” The CFR Proposes a New Grand Strategy Towards China 10:30 am
“Dangerous Circumstances:” The CFR Proposes a New Grand Strategy Towards China @ Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
Aug 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
“Dangerous Circumstances:” The CFR Proposes a New Grand Strategy Towards China @ Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library  | Oakland | California | United States
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library “Dangerous Circumstances:” The CFR Proposes a New Grand Strategy Towards China “…preserving U.S. primacy in the global system ought to remain the central objective of U.S. grand strategy in the twenty-first century.” Background: The CFR and its Grand Strategy China Report: The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is the think tank of monopoly-finance capital, Wall Street’s think tank. It is also a membership organization: the ultimate networking, socializing, strategic planning and consensus forming institution of the dominant sector of the U.S. capitalist class. The … Continued
Vigil for Mike Brown and All Our Fallen 1:30 pm
Vigil for Mike Brown and All Our Fallen @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 9 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Across the country, on this day, many will take time to pause in remembrance of Mike Brown and the movement his murder sparked in Ferguson and across the country. Join us in Oscar Grant Plaza as we take time to remember Mike Brown and all of our fallen. Bring items for an altar, bring poems and songs to share. Bring your passion and commitment to continue the struggle to end police terror in our communities.59259
BECOMING OMNI COMMONS 2:00 pm
BECOMING OMNI COMMONS @ Omni Commons
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
We invite you to join us on Sunday, August 9th at the Omni Commons. We are assembling a Volunteer Design & Facilitation Team that will plan and steward a collective visioning and planning process with all of Omni Commons. This future process, which we are calling BECOMING OMNI COMMONS, will seek to: * expand and transform our collective sense of possibility * clarify our shared values * examine our cultures, narratives and processes * create priorities to move towards more sustainable and supportive ways of being together and being in … Continued
Fresh Juice Party in Concert – Open House 2:00 pm
Fresh Juice Party in Concert – Open House @ Office of Dr Frank Lucido
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“The Fresh Juice Party rose to stardom nearly a year and a half ago when they roasted President Obama, with a song in support of Bradley Manning, at one of his fundraisers in San Francisco. The protest elicited a high-profile response including one from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and Jon Stewart from “The Daily Show.” ” — Steve Fisher, Oakland Local59304
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Occupy Forum: DOLLAR DEMOCRACY: WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR SOME 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: DOLLAR DEMOCRACY: WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR SOME @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, across from 16th St Bart
Aug 10 @ 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! Occupy Forum presents… Book Signing/Townhall discussion DOLLAR DEMOCRACY: WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR SOME; HOW TO RECLAIM THE AMERICAN DREAM FOR ALL  With author Peter Matthews, Journalist, Professor of Political Science Cypress College This book is about the pernicious and devastating effects of wealthy individuals’ and corporate money in American politics. Political speech now has a price tag on it! A total of $6.3 billion … Continued
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly 6:30 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office | Berkeley | California | United States
Come learn about continuing developments in the battle save the Berkeley Post Office and the Postal Service from privatization, support our Occupiers and help us plan our next steps in opposition to the theft of our public commons. The postal service wanted to sell the post office to Hudson-Mcdonald, a local developer. The City of Berkeley sued the post office to stop the sale. Hudson-Mcdonald backed out of the deal in early December. Federal Judge William Alsup decided to dismiss the lawsuit in April because the Postal Service says it … Continued
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Karma Cinema at the New Parkway for Critical Resistance
Karma Cinema at the New Parkway for Critical Resistance
Aug 12 all-day
#BayArea tomorrow go 2 @TheNewParkway Karma Cinema in Uptown Oakland. 20% proceeds will go 2 Critical Resistance! Every Wednesday in August.— Critical Resistance (@C_Resistance) August 11, 2015 Here’s what’s playing and at what times. Every Wednesday, you pay what you want for your movie ticket. At the end of the month, we donate 20% of all Karma Cinema ticket sales to our monthly Karma Cinema partner, a local organization that benefits Oakland communities. Karma Cinema is an example of our efforts to make going to the movies accessible for people … Continued
LIBRARYGATE: Community coalition exposes Fraud, Waste, and Abuse by Berkeley Library Director 12:00 pm
LIBRARYGATE: Community coalition exposes Fraud, Waste, and Abuse by Berkeley Library Director @ Berkeley Public Library
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LIBRARYGATE:   Community coalition exposes Fraud, Waste, and Abuse by Berkeley Library Director Explosive new documents reveal an illegal and unethical cover up of the destruction of tens of thousands of books/items  from the Berkeley Public Library (BPL) in 2015. This unedited list of 13,850 deleted last copies validates librarians and former librarians concerns about the inaccuracy of the library director’s claim that only 2,200 books have been discarded this year.  Additional computer printouts are also available revealing that over 39,000 books/items were deleted in 2015. Retired Librarians, Authors, and booklovers … Continued
Berkeley Police Review Commission: Final BlackLivesMatter Protest Review 6:00 pm
Berkeley Police Review Commission: Final BlackLivesMatter Protest Review @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The final PRC meeting before summer recess. (The next meeting will be September 9) Note that the meeting will be a long one, starting at 6pm rather than 7pm and concluding at 10pm. The reason for the extended length is that we are at the city council’s deadline for a report-back on the investigation of the police response to the BlackLivesMatter protest of December 6. Even if we have to ask the council for a time extension, it is important that we make every effort to complete the investigation as quickly as possible, so … Continued
Factories in the Fields – Forum on the Historic Struggle of Farmworkers in Baja California, Mexico 6:30 pm
Factories in the Fields – Forum on the Historic Struggle of Farmworkers in Baja California, Mexico @ La Pena
Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Do you know who picks your strawberries, cucumbers and pumpkins? Have you heard of the Driscoll’s produce company? Did you know that workers just hours south of the Bay Area are getting paid starvation wages? Did you hear that these workers waged a historic strike demanding dignity earlier this year? Join us at a forum to hear a reportback on the struggle of agricultural workers in the San Quintin Valley of Baja CA, Mexico. A delegation of Bay Area activists along with a local San Quintin organizer (via Skype or … Continued
Still Can’t Breathe: Respond to Death in Santa Rita Jail 7:00 pm
Still Can’t Breathe: Respond to Death in Santa Rita Jail
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Still Can't Breathe: Respond to Death in Santa Rita Jail @ Oakland | California | United States
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we inform you that one of our longtime Ella Baker Center Books Not Bars family members, Sheri Costa, lost her nephew while he was inside Alameda County’s Santa Rita Jail. On July 15th, Mario Michael Martinez suffered from an asthma attack in his cell while calling for the emergency medical support that would have saved his life. Tomorrow night, Sheri Costa and the Martinez family will hold a press conference and candlelight vigil to honor Mario, his loved ones, and those … Continued
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36th Annual Xicana Moratorium Day in Oakland
36th Annual Xicana Moratorium Day in Oakland @ San Antonio Park in Oakland
Aug 13 all-day
36th Annual Xicana Moratorium Day in Oakland @ San Antonio Park in Oakland | Oakland | California | United States
Xicana Moratorium Day Xicanas for Third Word Liberation: One Land One Struggle Save The Date Sunday, August 30th, 2015 At San Antonio Park in Oakland 5am Sunrise Ceremony 10-5pm Danza Azteca, Festival and Concert with Duce Eclipse, Mass Bass, La Ceiba, Aguacero, and much more Join us for another year of commemorating one of the largest historical anti war protest to come out of the Chicano movement – August 29th, 1970. 44 years later we are fighting a war at home. The Struggle to defend Land and to fight for … Continued
Black Poets Speak Out – City Hall 1:00 pm
Black Poets Speak Out – City Hall @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater, City Hall steps
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
#BlackPoetsSpeakOut: Oakland Black poets across the country have shared video responses in solidarity with those who refuse to accept the nation’s continuous murders of black people as a normal condition of black life. Black Poets Speak Out organized by Mahogany L. Browne, Amanda Johnston, Jonterri Gadson, Jericho Brown & Sherina Rodriguez has being using literary arts and technology to transform policy. Lead organizer: Mahogany L. Browne will present a community reading at Oakland’s City Hall for an intergenerational poetic protest. This community platform will engage leaders, activists and artists in … Continued
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Black Led Vigil for Joe Bart and all Black Lives stolen by police terror 6:00 pm
Black Led Vigil for Joe Bart and all Black Lives stolen by police terror
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A Black man was killed by OPD on MLK Blvd and 27th in the afternoon on Wednesday, August 12th. We are gathering this Friday to mourn and rage. This is a fourth Black man killed by OPD since June. This is also third vigil within the last 7 days. THIS HAS GOT TO STOP. IndyBay listing source59350
Presentation of Kurdish Liberation Struggle 7:00 pm
Presentation of Kurdish Liberation Struggle @ Qilombo
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
a presentation and Q&A on the Kurdish Liberation Struggle Facebook Event The Kurdish people and their People’s Defense Forces of the YPG and YPJ have become prominent figures in the news media thanks to their effective and unrelenting fight against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, both in Syria and in Iraq. But the Kurdish struggle for liberation stretches back decades. It’s latest iteration, the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), originated as a typical national liberation movement founded on Marxist-Leninist principles. But today the revolutionary Kurdish peoples are fighting for autonomy under the … Continued
Sistar Cypher & Open Mic @ ABC4J 7:30 pm
Sistar Cypher & Open Mic @ ABC4J @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Aug 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
🔥🔥🔥🔥 This Friday! Changing it up! We will be holding the Open mic🌟& Sistar Cypher ✨ at Alan Blueford center4justice pic.twitter.com/SaBxD5SPZ4— WomynsCC (@womynscc) August 14, 2015 59355
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The Berkeley Protest Festival 10:00 am
The Berkeley Protest Festival @ The Unitarian Fellowship
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
THE BERKELEY PROTEST FESTIVAL (a benefit for the Social Justice Committee of the Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists) Some of the performers: MC #2: Mrs. T-Bill Banks (12:55-4 pm) #31 Country Joe McDonald #32 Randy Berge #39 Occupella MC #4: Chris Chandler (8 pm to the end) #45 Harbinger (my grandson Isaiah’s group) #48 Hali Hammer More info.59248
Omni Commons Work Party 12:00 pm
Omni Commons Work Party @ Omni Commons
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thanks to everyone who came last weekend to help fix up Omni Commons. We’re throwing another work party this Saturday August 15, 12-6pm. There is plenty more to do. All skill levels welcome. If you can, RSVP to volunteers@omnicommons.org. Otherwise, just show up.59331
Oakland Living Wage Assembly Film, Discussion and Food. 2:00 pm
Oakland Living Wage Assembly Film, Discussion and Food. @ SEIU 1000 Union Hall, 14th & Broadway
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oakland Living Wage Assembly Film, Discussion and Food. @ SEIU 1000 Union Hall, 14th & Broadway | Oakland | California | United States
The Oakland Livable Wage Assembly  will screen the American classic Norma Rae, provide food, and have a discussion about the movie and its relevance to today. Come one, come all. Facebook event & RSVP If you can’t get into the building call or text (415) x 623-6473 and we’ll send someone down. SEIU Local 1000 436 14th Street, 2nd Floor *** 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 … Continued
Fundraiser for Nate Wilks in San Francisco 3:00 pm
Fundraiser for Nate Wilks in San Francisco @ Gilman Playground (Bayview)
Aug 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Fundraiser for #NateWilks (#JoeBart) today @ 3:00 PM on Gilman Playground across from old 49er stadium on Gilman ave https://t.co/OX2MSJqcCq— APTP First Response (@aptpresponse) August 15, 2015 59360
The Struggle Of Japanese Railway Workers Against Privatization… 4:00 pm
The Struggle Of Japanese Railway Workers Against Privatization… @ Richmond Public Library
Aug 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Struggle Of Japanese Railway Workers Against Privatization/Union Busting/Nuclear Power And The Threat Of Imperialist War In Asia Report By Doro-Chiba International Support Committee The Japanese Abe government is working to crush all political opposition. It is reopening NUKE plants such as the Sendai nuclear plant, passing secrecy laws and also is attacking labor and all working people with economic attacks and increased repression. Doro-Chiba is a militant railway union based in Chiba,, Japan that has been fighting privatization of Japan rail for decades, opposing nuclear power and also linking … Continued
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Classroom Under the Clouds: An Introduction to Medicinal Herb Use 4:00 pm
Classroom Under the Clouds: An Introduction to Medicinal Herb Use @ Gill Tract Organic Farm
Aug 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Come join us for our second Classroom Under the Clouds workshop! Using plants from the Gill Tract Community Farm’s medicinal herb garden, herbalist and horticultural botanist Richard Koenig will lead a workshop introducing us to medicinal plants and their uses in healing. Richard will also review problems associated with commercial medicinal plant material and discuss the use of pharmaceuticals versus plant medicines. All participants are invited to bring and share their own knowledge and experiences, and to engage in dialogue about these fabulous, friendly plants! As always, Classroom Under the … Continued
The Marikana Massacre 3rd Anniversary Commemoration 6:00 pm
The Marikana Massacre 3rd Anniversary Commemoration @ Omni Commons
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
On August 16th, 2012, 34 striking miners at Marikana were gunned down by South African security forces in the Marikana Massacre. It was the single most lethal use of force by the South African government since the Sharpeville Massacre in 1960. In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days into the strike, the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more. Using the POV of the Marikana miners, Miners Shot … Continued
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OccupyForum presents “On Company Business” : a Documentary 6:00 pm
OccupyForum presents “On Company Business” : a Documentary @ Global Exchange
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
This is a 3 hour documentary! Please arrive on time! We will begin at 6 promptly! 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 “On Company Business” : a Documentary An award-winning documentary directed by the late Allan Francovich, On Company Business takes a long, penetrating look at one of the world’s most powerful secret organizations — the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Decades before WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden, On Company Business … Continued
15 Now Berkeley 6:30 pm
15 Now Berkeley @ Au Coquelet
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
With minimum wage legislation going before the Berkeley City Council this fall, 15Now Berkeley is organizing a movement to support the $15 minimum wage. Come join us Monday August 17 at Au Coquelet restaurant to discuss strategy and plan events for pushing forward a new, better minimum wage for Berkeley. New members are welcome!!59348
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Oppose Jail Expansion in Contra Costa County! 9:00 am
Oppose Jail Expansion in Contra Costa County!
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
FAME has joined the City of Richmond and a wide array of health, faith, labor, and civil rights groups, to protest the Contra Costa County sheriff’s plan to construct a new $89 million expansion, adding 418 beds. It’s a critical time to stand up against mass incarceration as the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is on the verge of voting for a massive jail expansion at the West County Detention Facility. There are two things you can do this final week before the vote to STOP this tragic use … Continued
Community Forum on Racial Justice 6:00 pm
Community Forum on Racial Justice @ Brookins Ame Church
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
As we work to repair the fractured trust between law enforcement and communities of color, the input of East Bay residents has never been more critical. Please join me, Barbara Lee at a youth-led community forum on racial justice at Brookins AME Church in Oakland on Tuesday, August 18th. At the forum, we will screen President Obama’s powerful eulogy after the tragic shooting in Charleston, South Carolina and then discuss the work that still remains to achieve racial justice in our community and across the nation. Participants: Congresswoman Barbara Lee, … Continued
Hearing may be the last chance to stop the expansion of the Oakland Zoo into Knowland Park 6:00 pm
Hearing may be the last chance to stop the expansion of the Oakland Zoo into Knowland Park @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room No. 1
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Hearing may be the last chance to stop the expansion of the Oakland Zoo into Knowland Park @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room No. 1 | Oakland | California | United States
City Approves Zoo Permit to Destroy Oaks Despite our letter of objections that we submitted 6-23-2015 during public comment period, plus over 600 emails from the community asking for permit denial, the Oakland Tree Services division has approved the Zoo’s application to cut down 55 protected Coast live oaks and risk damage to an additional 424 protected trees “within 10 feet of construction” to make way for its planned “California Trail” exhibit in the upper highlands of western Knowland Park. Environmental organizations and concerned individuals across Oakland and the East Bay have … Continued
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Karma Cinema at the New Parkway for Critical Resistance
Karma Cinema at the New Parkway for Critical Resistance
Aug 19 all-day
#BayArea tomorrow go 2 @TheNewParkway Karma Cinema in Uptown Oakland. 20% proceeds will go 2 Critical Resistance! Every Wednesday in August.— Critical Resistance (@C_Resistance) August 11, 2015 Here’s what’s playing and at what times. Every Wednesday, you pay what you want for your movie ticket. At the end of the month, we donate 20% of all Karma Cinema ticket sales to our monthly Karma Cinema partner, a local organization that benefits Oakland communities. Karma Cinema is an example of our efforts to make going to the movies accessible for people … Continued
SF Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night + No New Animal Lab Tour Report! 7:00 pm
SF Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night + No New Animal Lab Tour Report! @ Long Haul
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Animal Defense League – San Francisco and No New Animal Lab in an evening of support for political prisoners and hear from organizers about the global grassroots campaign to stop Skanska USA from building an underground animal laboratory at University of Washington. In addition to learning how to get involved locally with No New Animal Lab, we will be taking donations for Nicole and Joseph’s court support. Nicole and Joseph are local community members currently being indicted under alleged conspiracy to violate the AETA (Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act). For … Continued
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Stop oil industry effort to lift congressional ban on crude oil exports 11:00 am
Stop oil industry effort to lift congressional ban on crude oil exports @ Federal Building
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
San Francisco, CA – In response to the oil industry effort to lobby Congress to lift the decades-old ban on shipping crude oil abroad, environmental justice, community, faith and environmental groups are uniting to launch a national campaign to uphold the congressional ban. The campaign will kick off Thursday, August 20, 2015 with protests in San Francisco, Houston and Chicago. The San Francisco event will take place at 11 am at the Federal Building, 7th and Mission Streets. An even larger protest is planned for September 8th at 12 noon … Continued
Press Conference for Richard Linyard, Killed During OPD Chase. 12:00 pm
Press Conference for Richard Linyard, Killed During OPD Chase. @ City Hall Steps, Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Press Conference for Richard Linyard, Killed During OPD Chase. @ City Hall Steps, Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
.@CatsCommentary announced press conference for #RichardLinyard who died during OPD chase. Noon, Aug 20th, City Hall. pic.twitter.com/Ybs256N7sy — Dave Id (@DaveId) August 15, 2015 59358
Urban Agroecology Basics at the UC Gill Tract Community Farm 4:00 pm
Urban Agroecology Basics at the UC Gill Tract Community Farm @ Gill Tract
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us Thursday August 20th from 4-7 pm at the UC Gill Tract Community Farm, for an afternoon of knowledge sharing with Professor Miguel Altieri. Learn about the key agroecological principles for the design and management of productive and resilient urban farms. Stick around after the work shop for healthy food, food wine, and better conversation. Come meet and learn with other urban farmers from the Bay Area! Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/urbanagroeco?fref=ts POSTS59375
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Black August 10:00 am
Black August @ Qilombo
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm
“Each year officially since 1979 we have used the month of August to focus on the oppressive treatment of our brothers and sisters disappeared inside the state run gulags and concentration camps America calls prisons. It is during this time that we concentrate our efforts to free our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, uncles, aunts, and all other captive family and friends who have been held in isolation for decade after decade beyond their original sentence. Many of these individuals are held in the sensory deprivation and mind control units called … Continued
Knowland Park Defence Festial and Campout! – Bands – Workshops – Films – and more! 12:00 pm
Knowland Park Defence Festial and Campout! – Bands – Workshops – Films – and more! @ Knowland Park
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm
Knowland Park Defence Festial and Campout! - Bands - Workshops - Films - and more! @ Knowland Park | Oakland | California | United States
We are resisting a development that would cut down 400+ trees including a 600 year old Oak tree, put a fancy ass restaurant along with 60 other buildings on top of the most beautiful park in Oakland. Then they would cage a bunch of beautiful animals on it gentrifying the working class neighborhood. Please join us for a weekend of fun and Direct Action to stop the Oakland Zoo! For more info about the campaign go to: http://www.defendknowlandpark.org There will be a shuttle available stopping at Coliseum Bart and Foothill … Continued
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Our Power Festival 3:06 am
Our Power Festival @ Entrance to the Richmond Greenway
Aug 22 @ 3:06 am – 4:06 am
Our Power Festival @ Entrance to the Richmond Greenway | Richmond | California | United States
  A festival dedicated to showcasing alternatives to our climate and economic crises. Activities include a bike-powered concert, urban farming demonstrations, preventive health screenings, farmer’s market, and more. Entrance to the Richmond Greenway at Ohio Avenue and 16th Street. Free and open to all.59210
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Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement 10:00 am
Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement @ The First Congregational Church
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Aug. 23rd Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary OAKLAND, CA ▪ Street Action Gather at at 10:00am with many banners, placards with photos of people in long-term solitary confinement, and informational handouts at the huge intersection outside the First Congregational Church. The Church is supportive of our efforts to end solitary confinement. Their service begins at 10:30am and they might allow PHSS to speak, during the service, about the importance of ending torture, solitary confinement. END LONG TERM SOLITARY CONFINEMENT !! 59396
15 Now Berkeley – Tabling at Telegraph Ave Street Fair 12:00 pm
15 Now Berkeley – Tabling at Telegraph Ave Street Fair @ Telegraph Ave, between Bancroft & Dwight
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A great time to meet a lot of people, and get them excited about 15 Now and the upcoming Berkeley city council meeting on a higher minimum wage. So come join if you’re around, and get ready to clipboard like crazy 59394
Share Your Vision for the E12th St. Parcel 1:00 pm
Share Your Vision for the E12th St. Parcel @ Henry J. Kaiser Center
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This Sunday 1-5pm @ Henry J Kaiser Center, share your vision for the E12th St parcel. #E12thWishList #SaveE12th pic.twitter.com/qLiVON0GTz— krok (@kiernanrok) August 21, 2015 59398
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression 3:00 pm
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression @ Omni Commons
Aug 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Open Circle, first and foremost, is an opportunity to build community with one another. Secondly, it is a space to reflect and collaborate on strategies and actions to bring an end to these egregious crimes. Please join us for the Potluck at 3:00 pm followed by the Open Circle at 3:30 pm. Please bring a dish or snacks to share! ~ Open circle will begin at 3:30 with a speaker. Then checkins and updates with the families affected by police violence ~ Reflection and dialogue on how we can help … Continued
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Occupy Forum: The Black Panther Party 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: The Black Panther Party @ Global Exchange, across from 16th St. Bart
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Occupy Forum: The Black Panther Party @ Global Exchange, across from 16th St. Bart | San Francisco | California | United States
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 presentsAll Power to the People: The Black Panther Party and Beyond A documentary film by Lee Lou Lee on racism, the Panthers, and the Indigenous Peoples’ Movement All Power to the People! examines problems of race, poverty, dissent, and the universal conflict of the haves versus the have nots. U.S. government documents, rare news clips, and interviews with both ex-activists and former FBI/CIA officers … Continued
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Stop the deforestation and poisoning of the East Bay Hills 4:00 pm
Stop the deforestation and poisoning of the East Bay Hills @ Sierra Club
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Stop the deforestation and poisoning of the East Bay Hills @ Sierra Club | Berkeley | California | United States
Protest at the Sierra Club on Tuesday, August 25, at 4pm, at 2530 San Pablo Ave (near Dwight), in Berkeley, California. If you want to help us stop the deforestation and poisoning of the East Bay Hills, please join the organizing and discussion list of the Coalition to Defend East Bay Forests: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/eastbayhills Over the past 15 years, tens of thousands of trees have been destroyed on public lands in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Now hundreds of thousands of trees in the East Bay are in jeopardy of being … Continued
“Cannabis Policy Reform in California” 6:00 pm
“Cannabis Policy Reform in California” @ El Cerrito Democratic Club
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The El Cerrito Democratic Club will host a talk by Sean Donahoe on “Cannabis Policy Reform in California.” Donahoe is a cannabis policy reform advocate and owner of Operative Campaigns LLC. Donahoe is an Oakland resident who co-founded the California Cannabis Industry Association in early 2013 after years of political consulting. He “is regularly in the Capitol or traveling around the state, speaking with activists and electeds while organizing this industry with an activist mindset. In addition to his work with CCIA, he helped write the United Food and Commercial … Continued
BlackTransLiberation 6:00 pm
BlackTransLiberation @ Civic Center Plaza
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the TGI Justice Project (TGIJP) and Black Lives Matter Bay Area at 6 pm tomorrow (Tuesday, 8/25) at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco as we come together in response to the #BlackTransLiberationTuesday call to action. We are making a call to collectively mourn and speak out against the extreme violence that our Black trans* and gender non conforming women, girls and femmes face on a daily basis. 17 trans women of color have been killed in 2015. The average life expectancy of a Black trans woman is 35 … Continued
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Karma Cinema at the New Parkway for Critical Resistance
Karma Cinema at the New Parkway for Critical Resistance
Aug 26 all-day
#BayArea tomorrow go 2 @TheNewParkway Karma Cinema in Uptown Oakland. 20% proceeds will go 2 Critical Resistance! Every Wednesday in August.— Critical Resistance (@C_Resistance) August 11, 2015 Here’s what’s playing and at what times. Every Wednesday, you pay what you want for your movie ticket. At the end of the month, we donate 20% of all Karma Cinema ticket sales to our monthly Karma Cinema partner, a local organization that benefits Oakland communities. Karma Cinema is an example of our efforts to make going to the movies accessible for people … Continued
No War With Iran – Day of Action 12:00 pm
No War With Iran – Day of Action @ Outside Barbara Lee's Office
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
No War With Iran” National Day of Action in Oakland Where: Rep. Barbara Lee’s office (in Oakland) What: Help keep America out of another war by joining MoveOn members and other anti-war activists at one of more than 175 events across the country, sending a unified message: No War With Iran. Join us outside the office of Representative Barbara Lee to deliver pro-diplomacy petitions and help make sure Congress supports the diplomatic deal that will prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons? 59399
Save the Books! 5:30 pm
Save the Books! @ Steps of the downtown Berkeley Library
Aug 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Please Come & Invite Your Friends to Special BOARD MEETING. Background article on Berkeleyside. YOUR presence this coming WEDS Aug 26 at 5:30 pm is ESSENTIAL. Please plan to come and CONTACT your friends, family, neighbors to come, too! The Board will hear public comment before discussing the performance of the library director (in closed session). Our freedom of, and access to, information, cultural heritage and history continue to be at stake as members of the Board of Library Trustees continue to support the director’s actions. Hard to believe, but … Continued
#StandwithPP Speak out: Women Have the Right to Affordable Healthcare! 6:00 pm
#StandwithPP Speak out: Women Have the Right to Affordable Healthcare! @ 24th St. Mission
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Women Organized to Resist and Defend (WORD) invites you to speak out against the attacks on women’s healthcare & reproductive rights. Planned Parenthood is again facing attacks that would strip it of federal funding. This not only takes away a woman’s right to choose & have control over her own body, but is a direct assault on women’s health. These bigoted attacks are potentially dangerous to women’s health, & women’s rights as a whole. Planned Parenthood is an important resource for women’s health, not only for its reproductive services, but … Continued
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“Why the new ‘Fair and Impartial’ Police Policy is important for Berkeley” 6:00 pm
“Why the new ‘Fair and Impartial’ Police Policy is important for Berkeley” @ orthbrae Community Church
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
BERKELEY ORGANIZING CONGREGATIONS FOR ACTION – Unlocking the Power of People. hosts ACLU & NAACP Panel Discussion “Why the new ‘Fair and Impartial’ Police Policy is important for Berkeley”   Dinner Provided Public Invited – No Charge  59432
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The 2016 Presidential Election & the Fight Against Racism 6:30 pm
The 2016 Presidential Election & the Fight Against Racism @ Workers' World offices
Aug 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
One year after police murdered Michael Brown and rebellions shook cities across this country, candidates from both the Democratic and Republican parties are flocking to the presidential race. What do the elections have to do with the Black Lives Matter movement? What about Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump? What role should revolutionaries and anti-racist forces play in this election? Join the discussion. Hear John Parker, West Coast leader of Workers World Party, a member of the National Committee of Workers World Party and its presidential candidate in 2004. He works in … Continued
Anti-Repression Benefit Concert Etc 7:00 pm
Anti-Repression Benefit Concert Etc
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Horrible/Adorable http://horribleadorable.bandcamp.com/ Dark Beach https://darkbeach.bandcamp.com/ Remember When We Trashed the Golf Course http://rememberwhenwetrashedthegolfcourse.bandcamp.com/ Ghost Note Ensemble https://ghostnoteensemble.bandcamp.com/releases Proceeds benefit Bay Area Anti Repression Committee The Bay Area Anti Repression Anti Repression Committee (BAARC) stands against political repression and is in solidarity with all those who challenge the state, capitalism and other forms of systemic oppression and domination. They provide support for actions that are anti-patriarchal, anti-racist, anti-imperialist & anti-capitalist. Proceeds with go to the anti-repression bail fund for those who are arrested at actions and do not have the resources … Continued
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RACE, EQUITY AND GENTRIFICATION: The Politics and Control of Black Bodies 1:00 pm
RACE, EQUITY AND GENTRIFICATION: The Politics and Control of Black Bodies @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A crucial community Berkeley conversation, sponsored by the NAACP and other organizations, that everyone should try to attend. The struggle for racial justice, for African Americans in particular, is one that must be engaged seriously by government bodies on all levels. Out of Oakland comes a very positive initiative: a Department of Race and Equity, unanimously approved by the City Council. It’s true that the meaningful social change has always come from the efforts of grassroots community actions. But local governments must also work for equality for marginalized communities. The … Continued
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Know Your Rights, Immigration, and Prop 47 Forum 11:30 am
Know Your Rights, Immigration, and Prop 47 Forum @ St. Jarlath Catholic Church (Cafeteria)
Aug 30 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Individual consultation with attorneys, info about new Drivers Licenses requirements, DACA & Citizenship process applications, U VISA, and Prop 47 reclassification. Free rap sheets for the first 50 individuals. Alameda County Public Defender’s office representatives will be present to assist. En Espanol. Sponsored by: Oakland Community Organizations (OCO), Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), Centro Legal De La Raza (CLDLR) and Catholic Charities East Bay. 59416
Canvass for Yuvette Henderson 3:00 pm
Canvass for Yuvette Henderson @ Doyle Hollis Park
Aug 30 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
It has been more than 6 months and not one official police report on Yuvette’s killing has been made public. We have seen this type of delaying tactic before when police kill and we won’t stand for it — Yuvette’s life mattered. The Alameda coroner is unnecessarily withholding the autopsy results of Yuvette’s death, which is key to the family’s ongoing fight for answers and accountability. PLEASE RSVP: This Sunday, join Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP) and SURJ – Bay Area (Showing Up for Racial Justice) in door knocking and handing … Continued
Gill Tract: Stop By the Farm! 3:00 pm
Gill Tract: Stop By the Farm! @ Gill Tract, San Pablo Entrance
Aug 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Gill Tract: Stop By the Farm! @ Gill Tract, San Pablo Entrance | Albany | California | United States
Stop by and pick up farm produce. Farm Stand  3:00 – 5:00 pm at San Pablo Gate 59434
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Occupy Forum: Who Killed Sandra Bland? 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: Who Killed Sandra Bland? @ Unite Here Local 2 Hall, near Civic Center BART
Aug 31 @ 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� Who Killed Sandra Bland? Historical context, response, and vision for the future On July 13, Sandra Bland became the latest casualty in the war on black lives and bodies. Pulled over for the minor infraction of changing lanes without signaling, Sandra Bland was brutalized, arrested, and three days later found dead in her Texas jail cell. Her arrest and death has sparked national outcry … Continued