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Occupy Forum: Understanding the Role of Cyberspace and Social Change 6:30 pm
Occupy Forum: Understanding the Role of Cyberspace and Social Change @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! 2011: Understanding the Role of Cyberspace and Social Change In 2011 demonstrations, direct action, revolt, and revolution swept the world. This wave of revolt, the largest since 1989 and 1969, was in part a product of ongoing technological changes and how people used them to bring about social change. Beginning in Tunisia and ending in Hong Kong the wave of revolt was born in a digital sea. How cyberspace and digital technology facilitated … Continued
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EXTRA Occupy Forum: DON’T FRACK / NUKE OUR MOTHER EARTH 6:00 pm
EXTRA Occupy Forum: DON’T FRACK / NUKE OUR MOTHER EARTH @ Local 2
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
EXTRA OccupyForum  DON’T FRACK / NUKE OUR MOTHER EARTHJoin the coming together of two great clean energy movements! David Braun of CALIFORNIANS AGAINST FRACKING, Linda Seeley and Harvey Wasserman of the movement to SHUT DIABLO CANYON, (California’s last two reactors), will join together to facilitate a union of these two great campaigns. This unique, pathbreaking collaboration will allow us to join forces and free our state of its addiction to technologies that destroy our water supply and threaten us all. —– The movements for No Nukes and an end to fracking … Continued
Oakland City Council – 12th St. Parcel Fire Sale – Item 17 6:30 pm
Oakland City Council – 12th St. Parcel Fire Sale – Item 17 @ City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Note: This is the topic that caused activists to shut down the City Council meeting last month. Sign the petition against the sale! Subject: DDA For 12th Street Remainder Parcel From: Economic & Workforce Development Department Recommendation: Adopt An Ordinance Authorizing: (1) The City Administrator, Without Returning To The City Council, To Negotiate And Execute A Disposition And Development Agreement And Related Documents Between The City Of Oakland, And A Development Entity Comprised Of Urbancore Development, LLC, And UDR, Inc., (Or Its Related Entities Or Affiliates) For Sale Of The … Continued
Oakland City Council – DAC Privacy Policy. Item S-20 6:30 pm
Oakland City Council – DAC Privacy Policy. Item S-20 @ City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza amphiteater
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm
The Domain Awareness Center Privacy policy is up for a vote, along with related measures to be discussed. For background see The Oakland Privacy Working Group blog post “All Out for the Oakland City Council Meeting” and other posts on that site. Note: This item is late on the agenda as it stands. Agenda items can be moved around.  There is no real way to know approximately what time it will come up, as there are other controversial items on the agenda. OPWG has a few talking points specific to … Continued
Oakland City Council – FBI-OPD Joint Workspace – Item S-22 6:30 pm
Oakland City Council – FBI-OPD Joint Workspace – Item S-22 @ City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Note: This item is last on the City Council Agenda.  There is no good estimate of what time it will come before the Council. This item has raised many questions, among them being why the FBI needs an office inside OPD when they have offices in downtown Oakland already; whether they are really installing a mini-DAC and not telling anyone, whether Oakland would be implicitly or explicitly cooperating in FBI investigations of marijuana operations, spying on Muslims and undocumented immigrants, harassing and tracking  protesters and activists, and why such sophisticated … Continued
Oakland City Council – the Toxic Destruction of the East Bay Hills – item S-21 6:30 pm
Oakland City Council – the Toxic Destruction of the East Bay Hills – item S-21
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm
“Please come speak out against the toxic destruction of the East Bay Hills at Tuesday’s Oakland City Council meeting, where they will decide whether to accept the FEMA grant for the project.” check out these websites for more information about the project: http://www.saveeastbayhills.org/ http://milliontrees.me/ http://www.eastbaypesticidealert.org/ (especially: http://www.eastbaypesticidealert.org/wildfire.html and http://www.eastbaypesticidealert.org/wpad.html for the decade long history of this project) http://hillsconservationnetwork.org/ http://treespiritproject.com/sfbayclearcut/ (sign up to participate in the July 18 nude photo shoot in the threatened forest) Via email alert: There’s been a lot of activity recently on the FEMA vegetation management front. … Continued
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Rally: Tell the ACCJC to treat our colleges fairly! 1:00 pm
Rally: Tell the ACCJC to treat our colleges fairly! @ Hilton Oakland Airport Hotel
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Do you think the ACCJC treats California’s Community colleges unfairly? The next ACCJC meeting will be on Friday, June 5th in Oakland. You can bet that AFT 2121 and CFT leaders from across the state will be there to tell them what we think! Want to help? Invite your friends and come out to join us! ACCJC, TREAT OUR COLLEGES FAIRLY! Rally and press conference Friday, June 5th at 1pm Hilton Oakland Airport Hotel 1 Hegenberger Rd, Oakland RSVP and invite on Facebook ACCJC will host meetings at this hotel … Continued
First Friday 5:00 pm
First Friday
Jun 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Oakland First Fridays street festival is here once again June 5th from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This month’s event will feature one-of-a-kind arts and crafts vendors, delectable eats, and unique entertainment to bring the diverse Oakland community together in a way only First Fridays can. Five blocks of Telegraph Avenue, from West Grand to 27th Street, will be closed to through traffic making room for 30 food vendors, musical acts, and community groups and over 75 artists, makers, crafters and performers of all sorts. The music stages will … Continued
Ras Ceylon at the Open Mic & Cypher at The Alan Blueford Center for Justice 7:00 pm
Ras Ceylon at the Open Mic & Cypher at The Alan Blueford Center for Justice @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Open mic & cyphers happen EVERY 1st Friday & EVERY 2nd Saturday of the month at The Alan Blueford Center for Justice 2434 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94612. Show starts at 7pm-ish, give or take an hour or so 😉 depending on the time of the year–we probably start later in the summer & earlier in the winter. All ages are welcome. ________________________________________­____________________________ Prisoners of Consciousness Committee: http://chairmanfredjr.blogspot.com/ Ras Ceylon: https://www.reverbnation.com/rasceylon Ras Ceylon: https://rasceylon.bandcamp.com/ The Alan Blueford Center for Justice on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE?… The Alan Blueford Center for Justice on … Continued
Whose Streets? Our Streets! 7:00 pm
Whose Streets? Our Streets! @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Our streets have been stolen from us, our rights have been stolen from us, our PEOPLE have been stolen from us. It is time to take them back! It is unconstitutional to repress our right to hold space in the very place that was built on the backs of our ancestors. We’ve been told too many times that we don’t belong here: through the over-policing and criminalization of our communities, through the militarization of the police force, through gentrification, through unlawful curfews and state sanctioned violence against our communities. The … Continued
Fuck the Curfew! 8:00 pm
Fuck the Curfew! @ First Friday
Jun 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fuck the Curfew! @ First Friday | Oakland | California | United States
Note: A recent callout suggests meeting at 19th & Telegraph. See below.     58864
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Bay Area Book Festival 10:00 am
Bay Area Book Festival @ Downtown Berkeley
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm
Schedule here. The festival is free, including the keynotes, interviews and panels on various downtown stages during the day. But we expect many of those indoor sessions to be full. How to make sure you get in? Stand in line for a couple of hours? Who wants to spend valuable festival time doing that when you could be exploring exhibitors, visiting the 50,000-book Lacuna installation, or having lunch? Solution: Tickets! By two means: (1) Best is to get single tickets in advance. Reserve single tickets. There is a button next … Continued
#Fuckthecurfew #Fuckyoursummit: We also revolt in the day! 9:00 am
#Fuckthecurfew #Fuckyoursummit: We also revolt in the day! @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
#Fuckthecurfew #Fuckyoursummit AKA We also revolt in the day! #SUNBLOC The morning after the #fuckthecurfew march the city is hosting “The 2015 Oakland Summit” where “Mayor Libby Schaaf and Chief of police Sean Whent will share their vision of Oakland through “Community Policing” We are strongly opposed to their “vision of Oakland” and seek to abolish the police as well as the state. As an alternative we hope to organize our hoods to build community and push out the police who have always brutalized us. The People will gather 9 … Continued
Uphold Berkeley’s need for affordable housing! 10:00 am
Uphold Berkeley’s need for affordable housing!
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Balloons Aloft! Uphold Berkeley’s need for affordable housing! Balloons Aloft! Come to downtown Berkeley to see balloons aloft at 194 feet, marking the height and dimensions of this LA developer’s monstrous 18-story luxury condo high rise for 2211 Harold Way: Demolish the Shattuck Cinemas and Habitot Museum and terminate their 50 employees for an 18-story luxury condo high rise across the street from the Berkeley Public Library?! Turn Downtown into a construction site for three years, intensifying traffic congestion and harming businesses? Make a mockery of Berkeley’s need for affordable housing? … Continued
Debtors’ Assembly: You Are Not a Loan! 2:15 pm
Debtors’ Assembly: You Are Not a Loan! @ Omni Commons Ballroom
Jun 6 @ 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Debtors' Assembly: You Are Not a Loan! @ Omni Commons Ballroom | Oakland | California | United States
You are not a loan! Are you in debt? Are you outraged by the debt system? Join the growing resistance! Attend the 4th Strike Debt Bay Area’s Debtors’ Assembly. Come to the Assembly to learn about tools for escaping the closing walls of debt, to share resources and skills, and to magnify our assembled energy. As we share our experiences we can begin to take back from the financiers what they have taken from us….. our freedom and our future. Organized by Strike Debt Bay Area. Facebook, Website, Twitter More information: strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com Strike … Continued
Vigil in the OPD killing at Lake Merritt 8:00 pm
Vigil in the OPD killing at Lake Merritt @ Pergola / columns
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Calling for a peaceful vigil, no fine print, at #LakeMerritt pergola/columns tonight, 8 pm #OIS #Oakland— Pamela Drake (@Bethpikegirl) June 6, 2015 @TruthCastersTV @violentfanon Calling for a peaceful vigil, no fine print, at #LakeMerritt pergola/columns tonight, 8 pm #OIS #Oakland— Russell Bates (@crustyrustyMAD) June 6, 2015 No other information available about the event itself. This morning OPD shot and killed a man who they found sleeping or unconscious in a car on the 580 Westbound offramp at Lake Merritt.58983
Zara’s Faith: “Someone Must Stand Up.” A Play. 8:00 pm
Zara’s Faith: “Someone Must Stand Up.” A Play. @ Oak Stop
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Zara's Faith: "Someone Must Stand Up."  A Play. @ Oak Stop | Oakland | California | United States
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Listen Up Mayors: Art Party & Meeting 12:00 pm
Listen Up Mayors: Art Party & Meeting @ UNITE / HERE – Local 2
Jun 7 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Listen Up Mayors: Art Party & Meeting @ UNITE / HERE – Local 2 | San Francisco | California | United States
ART PARTY & MEETING Preparations for Conference of Mayors – Let’s make our presence visible with creative ART! 12Noon – 2:00pm ART 2:00pm – 4:00pm MEETING 4:00pm – 6:00pm ART All Are Welcome! 58951
Zara’s Faith: A Play About Police Terrorism. 6:00 pm
Zara’s Faith: A Play About Police Terrorism. @ La Pena Cultural Center
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zara's Faith: A Play About Police Terrorism. @ La Pena Cultural Center | Berkeley | California | United States
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Occupy Forum: Waging Peace: A Discussion on Civil Disobedience for Occupy 6:30 pm
Occupy Forum: Waging Peace: A Discussion on Civil Disobedience for Occupy @ Global Exchange, near 16th St. BART
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents… Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! David Hartsough  Waging Peace: A Discussion on Civil Disobedience for Occupy and other Activists  “Any power structure relies upon the People’s obedience to the orders of the ruler(s). If the People do not obey, rulers have no power.’’— Gene Sharp David Hartsough knows how to get in the way. He has used his body to block navy ships headed for Vietnam and trains loaded with … Continued
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Protest the TPP 12:00 pm
Protest the TPP @ Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco office
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
You’re Invited! #StopFastTrack Rally at Rep. Pelosi’s Office What: Now is the time to speak out against Fast Track. With important votes coming up in the next few weeks, we need to turn up the pressure on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to publicly go on the record against Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Join CREDO; Democracy for America; MoveOn.org Civic Action; Daily Kos; Fight for the Future; 350.org; SumOfUs; Other 98%; Public Citizen; Friends of the Earth; Citizens Trade Campaign; Corporate Accountability International; the Sierra Club, San Francisco … Continued
Eyes On Oakland: Writing Workshop About Surveillance 6:00 pm
Eyes On Oakland: Writing Workshop About Surveillance @ SoleSpace
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
O_O Who is watching you? O_O For a new installation at the Oakland Museum, The Center for Investigative Reporting is teaming up with local artists to host a community-focused look at surveillance in the Town. We’ve literally been driving around Oakland in an old Ford Falcon van to both educate and interview residents about the different types of technologies police use in the name of public safety, and what those technologies mean for our day-to-day lives. Now, the Off/Page Project – a collab between Youth Speaks and CIR – wants … Continued
Chris Hedges: Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt 7:30 pm
Chris Hedges: Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt @ First Congregational Church of Berkeley
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Revolutions come in waves and cycles. We are again riding the crest of a revolutionary epic, much like 1848 or 1917, from the Arab Spring to movements against austerity in Greece to the Occupy Movement. In Wages of Rebellion, Chris Hedges – who has chronicled the malaise and sickness of a society in terminal moral decline in his books, Empire of Illusion and Death of the Liberal Class- investigates what social and psychological factors cause revolution, rebellion, and resistance. Drawing on an ambitious overview of prominent philosophers, historians and literary … Continued
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Reinvest in Oakland: A Day of Action.
Reinvest in Oakland: A Day of Action. @ Various
Jun 10 all-day
Fight for a city budget that puts communities and workers first. We are a group of labor, housing, racial and social justice advocates that believes the Oakland City Council should pass a budget that reflects the needs of our communities. We fight alongside working people throughout the East Bay. 8:00 AM: Telegraph & MacArthur Blvd. Join tenats to demand the city reinvest in Healthy Housing. 11:00 AM: Oakland City Hall. Justice for low-wage workers! Join fast food workers and community members calling on the City to enforce the Minimum Wage. … Continued
Court Support for McKenzie 9:00 am
Court Support for McKenzie @ Wiley Manual, Dept 104
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
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Whose Streets? Our Streets! 7:00 pm
Whose Streets? Our Streets! @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Our streets have been stolen from us, our rights have been stolen from us, our PEOPLE have been stolen from us. It is time to take them back! It is unconstitutional to repress our right to hold space in the very place that was built on the backs of our ancestors. We’ve been told too many times that we don’t belong here: through the over-policing and criminalization of our communities, through the militarization of the police force, through gentrification, through unlawful curfews and state sanctioned violence against our communities. The … Continued
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Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason, Eric McDavid and other prisoners 6:00 pm
Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason, Eric McDavid and other prisoners @ Omni Commons
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The program includes a short film “Until All Are Free”, updates and letter-writing Originating as a day of solidarity for eco-prisoners, June 11 remains anchored in a project of ecological defense and struggle against a society based on exploitation and confinement. Join us on the annual day of solidarity with long-term eco- and anarchist prisoners, including Marius Mason and Eric McDavid. They were subject to the longest federal prison terms (22 yrs and 20 yrs respectively) of those indicted in the so-called “Green Scare”, targeting radical activists. In calling for … Continued
Book Launch: State & Revolution 7:00 pm
Book Launch: State & Revolution @ Oakland Peace Center
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a discussion of V.I. Lenin’s key writing on the process of overthrowing capitalism, State and Revolution! Todd Chretien, editor of the new annotated edition from Haymarket Books, will present. Lenin was hiding from the police during the 1917 Russian Revolution while he finished State and Revolution. Lenin’s most widely read—and most misunderstood—book describes the “monstrous oppression of the working people by the state” and how capitalism transforms whole areas of the globe into “military convict prisons for workers.” State and Revolution defends Marx and Engels’s argument that … Continued
Film Screening: The Vanishing City. 7:00 pm
Film Screening: The Vanishing City. @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This movie tells the story of the many struggles for neighborhood communities against “urban renewal” displacement by the collusion of corporate and city planners. The story is told through the eyes of tenants, city planners, business owners, scholars, and politicians, The Vanishing City exposes the real politic behind the alarming disappearance of New York’s beloved neighborhoods, the truth about its finance dominated economy, and the myth of inevitable change. Artfully documented through  interviews, hearings, demonstrations, and archival footage, the film takes a sober look at the city’s luxury policies and … Continued
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Shot for Sleeping in His Car: Vigil for Demouria Hogg, killed by OPD 6:00 pm
Shot for Sleeping in His Car: Vigil for Demouria Hogg, killed by OPD
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A man was killed in the morning on Saturday 6/6 by the 76 gas station at the 580 Lakeshore exit in Oakland. Police found him sleeping (or unconscious) in his car. It is not clear whether this was a case of medical emergency where the man simply was not able to follow police orders. APTP, together with Mr. Hogg’s family members are holding a vigil on Friday 6/12 at 6:00 PM at the location where Mr. Hogg was killed – the intersection of Lakeshore and Lake Park Ave, by the … Continued
East Bay Food Not Bombs 3rd OMNI Oakland Commons fundraiser 7:00 pm
East Bay Food Not Bombs 3rd OMNI Oakland Commons fundraiser @ Omni Commons
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Food Not Bombs benefit featuring Everymen(FL.), a punk/bluegrass band from Florida, The Sour Mash Hug Band, and The Navigator. All proceeds go to support East Bay Food Not Bombs, feeding the homeless, low income, and disenfranchised in the East Bay since 1980. Funds will go toward the remodeling of a commercial kitchen in the basement of the Omni Commons, for primary use of FNB. Currently EBFNB feeds the hungry 6 days a week. Learn more at https://ebfnb.org/ There will be free food in abundance, of course! EB Food Not … Continued
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Urban Farm Tours
Urban Farm Tours @ All over Oakland
Jun 13 all-day
Come see what homescale urban farmers are up to and what is possible on a x-small, small, medium or large lot. Details and Tickets: iuhoakland.com58987
12th Annual Berkeley World Music Festival 12:00 pm
12th Annual Berkeley World Music Festival
Jun 13 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Continuous Music outdoors and in Cafes. Crafts, Bazaar, Kids Zone.58772
Ras Ceylon at the Open Mic & Cypher at The Alan Blueford Center for Justice 7:00 pm
Ras Ceylon at the Open Mic & Cypher at The Alan Blueford Center for Justice @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Open mic & cyphers happen EVERY 1st Friday & EVERY 2nd Saturday of the month at The Alan Blueford Center for Justice 2434 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94612. Show starts at 7pm-ish, give or take an hour or so 😉 depending on the time of the year–we probably start later in the summer & earlier in the winter. All ages are welcome. ________________________________________­____________________________ Prisoners of Consciousness Committee: http://chairmanfredjr.blogspot.com/ Ras Ceylon: https://www.reverbnation.com/rasceylon Ras Ceylon: https://rasceylon.bandcamp.com/ The Alan Blueford Center for Justice on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE?… The Alan Blueford Center for Justice on … Continued
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Prisoners Literature Project – Help Us Send Books to Prisoners 2:00 pm
Prisoners Literature Project – Help Us Send Books to Prisoners
Jun 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Donations desperately needed as well.  Send to Prison Literature Project P.O Box 1253 Berkeley, CA 9470158986
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Press Conference For Pedie Perez 11:30 am
Press Conference For Pedie Perez @ Martinez Superior Court
Jun 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Press Conference For Pedie Perez @ Martinez Superior Court | Martinez | California | United States
The Oscar Grant Committee is hosting a press conference regarding the killing of Richard “Pedie” Perez III on September 14, 2014 by Richmond PD. 59002
Occupy Forum: the 1971 FBI Breakin 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: the 1971 FBI Breakin @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St BART
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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 “1971” Film and discussion about the 1971 burglary which exposed massive FBI corruption On the night of March 8, 1971, eight seemingly ordinary people showed extraordinary courage and carried out one of the most powerful acts of non-violent resistance in American history. In a search for evidence of whether the FBI was spying on Americans in order to suppress dissent, they broke into … Continued
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COLISEUM CITY FOR THE PEOPLE! 4:00 pm
COLISEUM CITY FOR THE PEOPLE! @ City Hall steps, or OGP amphitheater
Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Note: The City Council meeting has been moved to Wednesday.  The Facebook event for still says Tuesday, and an inquiry and response in the comments seems to confirm that the rally is still on for Tuesday. The City of Oakland & County of Alameda are making plans for a huge new development project at the Coliseum. But Oakland doesn’t need more tech offices, luxury condos, low-wage jobs or displacement of our communities! We need: *AFFORDABLE HOUSING! *PUBLIC TRANSPORT! *GOOD UNION JOBS for OAKLAND RESIDENTS! *JOB TRAINING FOR YOUTH! Tell the … Continued
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Court Support for Russell. 9:00 am
Court Support for Russell. @ Wiley Manual Coiurthouse, Dept 105
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Come and support our comrade! (Check the AntiRep facebook and webpage for last minute postponents. dropped charges or location changes)59009
Richmond: Town Hall Meeting on Rent Control & Just Cause Eviction 6:00 pm
Richmond: Town Hall Meeting on Rent Control & Just Cause Eviction @ Nevin Center
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to the meeting on the 17th to learn more about what’s at stake and how you can support both Just Cause and Rent Control for Richmond.  It’s being organized by a coalition that includes the Richmond Progressive Alliance.  These issues will be taken up at the Richmond City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 23.  Please plan to be there, too. 59016
City Council: East 12th St. Development Vote. 6:30 pm
City Council: East 12th St. Development Vote.
Jun 17 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm
City Council: East 12th St. Development Vote.
E. 12th Vote this Wednesday 6/17 – Need your support! This is it! We need to go ALL OUT to the City Council this Wednesday June 17th at 6 pm to demand public land for public good and 100% low-income housing on E 12th! The regular Tuesday 6/16 City Council hearing was cancelled, and have just learned that the Special Meeting on Wed. June 17th will include the vote on the E 12th development. We are troubled by the opaque process from the City. Compounding our concerns are the latest … Continued
Film Screening: The Radioactive Wolves of Chernobyl 7:30 pm
Film Screening: The Radioactive Wolves of Chernobyl @ Humanist Hall
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Film evenings begin with optional potluck refreshments & social hour at 6:30 pm, followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by optional discussion after the film. RADIOACTIVE WOLVES OF CHERNOBYL by Klaus Feichtenberger For a description of this film, see here. Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street  59024
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SF: Alternatives to a Jail Rebuild. 1:30 pm
SF: Alternatives to a Jail Rebuild. @ San Francisco City Hall, Room 250
Jun 18 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
More details at Facebook event. On June 18, Supervisor Jane Kim will hold a public hearing on Alternatives to a Jail Rebuild. This is another opportunity for the community to express what is crystal clear: San Francisco needs to invest in affordable housing, residential treatment programs, outpatient mental health services, health care for all, quality schools, parks and recreation program, not more cages. Take action to stop the criminalization and imprisonment of Black and Brown communities and poor people. A recent report by the Center of Juvenile and Criminal Justice … Continued
Vigil for Charleston Shooting Victims 6:30 pm
Vigil for Charleston Shooting Victims @ Sproul Plaza, Bancroft & Telegraph
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The @CalBSU leading vigil for #CharlestonShooting victims tonight, 6:30p at @UCBerkeley, Sproul Steps pic.twitter.com/ugcEgfl1WI— black muslims matter (@Rasheed_Shabazz) June 18, 2015 59074
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Queers for Palestine ‘Outside the Frame’ Film Festival 7:00 pm
Queers for Palestine ‘Outside the Frame’ Film Festival @ Brava Theater
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 21 @ 3:30 pm
More info: OutsideTheFrameFest website Friday @ 7:00 PM Saturday @ 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM & 8:00 PM Sunday @ 1:00 PM & 3:30 PM Outside the Frame will present cutting edge films, as well as live performance, that place the gay/lesbian agenda in the context of broader international movements for justice. Outside the Frame brings together filmmakers and performance artists opposed to Israeli policies in Palestine and in protest of the pinkwashing of the SF LGBT film festival through the Israeli Consulate’s cash donations.58840
Conference of Mayors Protest March 5:30 pm
Conference of Mayors Protest March
Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
March from the Mission District (no location provided) to SF City Hall to the “Counter Gala.” Organized by Stop Mass Incarceration.58969
Conference of Mayors “Counter Gala.” 6:30 pm
Conference of Mayors “Counter Gala.” @ SF Civic Center (Polk St. side of City Hall)
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Conference of Mayors "Counter Gala." @ SF Civic Center (Polk St. side of City Hall) | San Francisco | California | United States
Mayor Ed Lee is hosting a “Welcome Gala” inside City Hall for ther mayors. This is also the SF City Hall Centennial. We will have the Bay Area Light Brigade, Bay Area Stop Mass Incarceration, Food and more. 58971
Justice For O-Shaine Evans: Fundraiser 10:00 pm
Justice For O-Shaine Evans: Fundraiser @ La Estrellita Cafe
Jun 19 @ 10:00 pm – 2:00 am
Join Queer Cumbia and Idriss Stelley Foundation as we raise awareness for the police killing of O’Shaine Evans. On Oct 7, 2014, 26-year-old Caribbean immigrant and Oakland resident O’Shaine Evans was shot and killed by SFPD officer David Goff. O’Shaine’s family have become active in the anti-police brutality movement. Radicalized in Jamaica’s rich tradition of resistance, O’Shaine’s mother and sister speak passionately about the dangers of policing in Black and Brown communities. Come out and get down to some beats while supporting this incredible family! *Idriss Stelley Foundation (ISF) was … Continued
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Conference of Mayors Protest Action – Greet Them on the Golden Gate Bridge. 6:00 am
Conference of Mayors Protest Action – Greet Them on the Golden Gate Bridge. @ Visitor's Center - outsifde, southeast end of the eastern walkway
Jun 20 @ 6:00 am – 8:30 am
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Refinery Corridor Healing Walks: Benicia to Rodeo 8:00 am
Refinery Corridor Healing Walks: Benicia to Rodeo @ Ninth St. Park
Jun 20 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
We will begin at Ninth Street Park in Benicia 8:00 a.m. Water Ceremony & Registration 9:30 a.m. Walk Begins There are several places along the walk where folks can join the walk – please see the details of the route below. The walk will end at Lone Street Park in Rodeo Please feel free to join us for the prayers for the water at 8:00 a.m.   Feel free to bring a small bottle of water from your area to join the waters in the Rodeo. Registration for the walk will begin at … Continued
Conference of Mayors Protest March 11:00 am
Conference of Mayors Protest March @ City Hall (Polk St. side)
Jun 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Conference of Mayors Protest March @ City Hall (Polk St. side) | San Francisco | California | United States
March from SF City Hall to the Union Square Hilton Hotel.  March to the Tenderloin Police Station, through the Tenderloin and then to the Hilton Hotel. Organized by Stop Mass Incarceration.   58973
Conference of Mayors Rally & Protest March by Code Pink 11:00 am
Conference of Mayors Rally & Protest March by Code Pink
Jun 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
“Our communities are safer and stronger when we have access to stable and supportive housing, quality healthcare and food, empowering education and employment, and freedom.” -War Resisters League San Francisco and Mayor Ed Lee will host the 83rd U.S. Conference of Mayors summer session June 19-22, 2015, the first time since 1997. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, about 200 mayors from across the country are expected to attend, along with 200 to 300 support staff and roughly the same amount of corporate sponsors. Mayors also often bring their spouses … Continued
Whose City? Our City? Protest March. 11:00 am
Whose City? Our City? Protest March.
Jun 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Conference of Mayors is coming to SF. Mayor Ed Lee is getting excited to play the proud host while ordinary San Franciscans struggle with a housing crisis and an epidemic of racist policing. The mayors of this country, many of them Democrats, who posture like progressives, are administering austerity and managing a police form that kills every day. Come to the rally and march to protest the Mayor’s Conference. International Socialist Organization.59015
DISRUPT U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS PARTY PLAN 5:30 pm
DISRUPT U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS PARTY PLAN @ Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
DISRUPT U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS PARTY PLAN @ Hilton San Francisco Union Square | San Francisco | California | United States
The mayors plan to party hearty while cops continue to kill Black and transgender men, women, and youth across the country. They will be boarding buses to attend a “Color of Life Global Celebration” at the California Academy of Sciences. Join with APTP to dampen their party. Across the country mayors have allowed their police departments to become heavily militarized, with weapons and equipment provided by the U.S. military. They’ve invited repressive regimes like Israel to provide their departments with training. Israeli troops act as an occupying army to the … Continued
Film, Potluck and Fight For $15! 7:00 pm
Film, Potluck and Fight For $15! @ Biblioteca Popular
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Film, Potluck and Fight For $15! @ Biblioteca Popular | Oakland | California | United States
Sponsored by the Oakland Livable Wage Assembly. Come view Bread and Roses, enjoy a potluck social beforehand and hear an update on the Fight for $15, the Fight for a Livable Wage and a Union. Outdoor film showing! Bring layers and a blanket!   58995
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Berkeley Juneteenth Festival 11:00 am
Berkeley Juneteenth Festival
Jun 21 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Berkeley Juneteenth Festival
The festival theme is, ” Still Fighting the Good Fight for Equal Justice.” A wise man once said: “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”-Benjamin Franklin, and another wise man said: “Can’t we all just get along?”-Rodney King.  In this country, a privileged few have been under the illusion that justice is defined as “just us”, and the underprivileged have suffered as a result. But we are all in this society together and we share equal responsibility for ensuring equal … Continued
Prisoners Literature Project – Help Us Send Books to Prisoners 2:00 pm
Prisoners Literature Project – Help Us Send Books to Prisoners
Jun 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Donations desperately needed as well.  Send to Prison Literature Project P.O Box 1253 Berkeley, CA 9470158986
Nationwide Call to Action #StandWithCharleston 6:00 pm
Nationwide Call to Action #StandWithCharleston @ Lake Merritt Pergola
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nationwide Call to Action #StandWithCharleston @ Lake Merritt Pergola | Oakland | California | United States
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Community Democracy Project’s COURT DATE: Rally for Free Speech 9:00 am
Community Democracy Project’s COURT DATE: Rally for Free Speech @ Wiley Manual Courthouse
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Members, co-directors, and supporters of The Community Democracy Project (Oakland) (“CDP”) gather signatures every single day to get our initiative on the 2016 ballot. If our initiative passes, Oakland will have the strongest #PeoplesBudget in the United States! Co-Director Shawn McDougal is being charged with a misdemeanor: “Interfering with a Business” (California Penal Code Section 602.1) for engaging his neighbors shopping at the Oakland Grocery Outlet. The security guards at the Grocery Outlet demanded that Shawn stop gathering signatures near the entrance of the store. They wanted him to relocate … Continued
Fast Food Fight Hits SF! 12:00 pm
Fast Food Fight Hits SF! @ McDonald's at 2801 Mission St
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Join fast food workers and community supporters next Monday for our second ever action in San Francisco. We’ve raised the wage in SF, now let’s lead the way for the rest of the country. June 22nd is the last hearing of the New York state wage board. The board is investigating wages in the fast food industry and poised to make a decision in late June – early July. With a combination of local and national pressure there is a real chance to get workers to $15 in the state … Continued
City Council: Creating the Dept. of Race of Equity 5:00 pm
City Council: Creating the Dept. of Race of Equity @ Council Chambers, City Hall
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Item #12 on the agenda. Subject: Creating The Department Of Race And Equity From: Councilmember Desley Brooks Recommendation: Adopt An Ordinance Amending Chapter 2.29 Of The Oakland Municipal Code Entitled, “City Agencies, Departments And Offices”, Which Established The Organizational Structure Of The City Under The City Administrator’s Jurisdiction In Accordance With The Requirements Of The City Charter Section 600, To Create The Department Of Race And Equity By December 2015, That Will Report Directly To The City Administrator; Establishing Definitions And Implementation Steps Related To A Citywide Strategy Of A … Continued
Occupy Forum: Eva Donjacour on the Trans and/or Women’s Action Camp 6:30 pm
Occupy Forum: Eva Donjacour on the Trans and/or Women’s Action Camp @ Global Exchange
Jun 22 @ 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 important issues Eva Donjacour on the Trans and/or Women’s Action Camp: A discussion on why inclusive/safer spaces are crucial to successful direct action organizing  TWAC is an action camp for folks who identify as female, transgender, transsexual, gender queer and gender variant. This is an intentional space to share campaign information and direct action skills in a conscientious, supportive, empowering and encouraging environment for voices often marginalized. At … Continued
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Oakland–Statewide Coordinated Actions to End Solitary Confinement 12:00 pm
Oakland–Statewide Coordinated Actions to End Solitary Confinement @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
We will be distributing literature and engaging members of the public in conversations about torturous conditions within California’s prisons. Please join us. END SOLITARY CONFINEMENT June is Torture Awareness Month. Torture Awareness Month is recognized around the world. On June 26, 1987, the Convention Against Torture (CAT) and other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment was adopted. The UN declared June 26 “International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.” More than 80,000 people in U.S. are caged in tiny cells for 23 or more hours every day, often … Continued
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US Social Forum 10:00 am
US Social Forum @ Washington United Youth Center
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm
US Social Forum @ Washington United Youth Center | San Jose | California | United States
  Wednesday June 24th, 2015 MORNING 11:00am-5:00pm General USSF San Jose/Bay Local Organizing Committee REGISTRATION Washington United Youth Center 921 S. First St, SJ CA 95110 AFTERNOON 1:00pm-5:00pm General USSF San Jose/Bay Local Organizing Committee OPENING CEREMONY Washington United Youth Center 921 S. First St, SJ CA 95110 – Whole Gym 2:00pm-3:30pm Plenary Affordable Housing Network, Legal Aid Society and CHAM Housing and Displacement Washington United Youth Center 921 S. First St, SJ CA 95110 – Whole Gym 3:00pm-4:30pm Workshop Women’s Enviromental Climate Action Network Rights of Nature Workshop with … Continued
Protest Mass Expulsions from the Dominican Republic 5:15 pm
Protest Mass Expulsions from the Dominican Republic @ Civic Center / UN Plaza BART
Jun 24 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Meet at the Simon Bolivar Statue in UN Plaza (Hyde Street between McAllister & Market) – a short walk from Civic Center BART in San Francisco A draconian and racist policy of ethnic cleansing in the Dominican Republic threatens a quarter of a million people with deportation to Haiti. Second and third generation Dominicans who are classified as Haitian have been stripped of citizenship and declared “migrants.” Vigilante mobs and legal authorities alike are pushing people out of their homes and taking their property. Anyone who is Black and under … Continued
Fuck off, Google!: A film screening to benefit the Omni Commons 8:00 pm
Fuck off, Google!: A film screening to benefit the Omni Commons @ Omni Commons
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A film screening of Fuck Off, Google! (55min) A short film exploring the recent rebellion against Google and the desolation that is has brought to our communities. The film traces the path that the rebellion took on the streets of the Bay Area and points to a way out for all those who seek a life that is not built on slavery and exploitation. A variety of food, drinks, and literature will be provided for free. The event will take place in the Omni Ballroom. The event will be sliding … Continued
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SF: We can stop this jail, and we will. 12:00 pm
SF: We can stop this jail, and we will. @ SF City Hall, Room 400
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The SF City Planning Commission needs to hear your voice! The Planning Department is trying to short cut the process and force through plans for a new jail. They have tried to declare that there will be no significant impact to SF by filing a “mitigated negative declaration.” San Franciscans won’t stand for this! Join us as we demand a full Environmental Impact Report (EIR)! Because over 160 people submitted public comment in opposition, our appeal will be heard in a public hearing tomorrow. Now is the time to take … Continued
DAC Privacy committee on Thermal Imaging use 6:00 pm
DAC Privacy committee on Thermal Imaging use @ Hearing Room 4, City Hall
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This Thursday an Oakland Police Department helicopter pilot will brief the public on OPD’s use of Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) camera systems. Stop by 25 June 2015, 6pm – 7pm, Room 4, Oakland City Hall.This may be your only chance to comment on the policy before it’s sent to the council.   Meeting Agenda 6:00pm: Call to Order, determination of Quorum 6:05pm: Review and approval of minutes from May 28 meeting. 6:10pm: Discuss DAC related action at June 2 City Council meeting. 6:20pm: Presentation from OPD Helicopter pilot on FLIR … Continued
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Statewide No More Jails Mobilization
Statewide No More Jails Mobilization @ State Capitol
Jun 26 all-day
Pull the Plug on Jail Expansion Where: 1500 Capitol Avenue, First Floor Auditorium, Sacramento, CA 95814 Who: Board of State and Community Corrections Join community members from across California as we come together to stop the funding stream for new jails. Over 40 of California’s 58 counties have plans to build new jails. While some of them claim to be for treatment or to just replace existing jails, we know we won’t be able to continue to pass sentencing reform or bring our loved ones home unless we stop building … Continued
JERRY BROWN ANTIFRACKING WELCOME PARTY! 11:15 am
JERRY BROWN ANTIFRACKING WELCOME PARTY! @ San Francisco City Hall
Jun 26 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Governor Brown, who continues to position himself as a climate leader while his own permissive dirty drilling and fracking policies undercut his efforts – and also while these policies poison untold quantities of water during an epic drought, will be speaking at a ceremony commemorating the signing of the UN Charter. We’re going to be outside to remind him that climate leaders don’t frack – and responsible leaders don’t poison our water! Join us in San Francisco as we put pressure the Governor for a fracking ban! Help us send a … Continued
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Rally and March for Justice 4 Pedie Perez 11:00 am
Rally and March for Justice 4 Pedie Perez @ Meet at the Richmond Bart
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Rally and March for Justice 4 Pedie Perez @ Meet at the Richmond Bart | Richmond | California | United States
On Jan 20, 2015, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office released a 3-page report completely exonerating Officer Wallace Jensen of any wrongdoing in the shooting of Pedie Perez: “We conclude that … the officer acted in lawful self- defense, Based on our review, we believe the officer’s actions constitute Justifiable Homicide.” The District Attorney’s report states that the office must be guided by the “law that states that the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Officer Jensen’s actions were not in self-defense” but the report in no … Continued
Freedom Barbeque! 1:00 pm
Freedom Barbeque! @ Lake Merritt
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Break the chains, and bring on the hot links! The Justice Collective will host a summer barbecue in celebration of our community’s ongoing efforts to achieve justice and freedom for all Black and Brown lives. It’s a chance both to honor the work of POC organizers and activists working toward racial and economic justice, and to publicly hold space together in protest against the ongoing gentrification of Oakland. The possibilities are endless, but we need YOU, your vision and enthusiasm to make this event a reality! We want to co-create … Continued
Screening of: Citizens United – the Movie 7:00 pm
Screening of: Citizens United – the Movie @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is a special screening to the base of activists who have donated to make the film happen, or to anyone actively interested in remedies to the Supreme Court’s Orwellian-named “Citizens United” decision, which made corporations legal “persons” with the right to spend as much money as they like to, and try to buy US elections. Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Committee. Some Social Justice Committee members are in a protest scene as “extras”. For more info on the film and how to make a contribution to the filmmakers: http://www.peaceteam.net/citizens_united2.php59080
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Direct action against Sprouts Farmers Market in the South Bay. 10:00 am
Direct action against Sprouts Farmers Market in the South Bay. @ Unknown - South Bay
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Direct action against Sprouts Farmers Market in the South Bay. Be there or be square. Location, Time TBA. Bring a wooden spoon. Email occupyfarm@gmail.com for more details59081
Prisoners Literature Project – Help Us Send Books to Prisoners 2:00 pm
Prisoners Literature Project – Help Us Send Books to Prisoners
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Donations desperately needed as well.  Send to Prison Literature Project P.O Box 1253 Berkeley, CA 9470158986
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Court Support for Janaye 9:00 am
Court Support for Janaye
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
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Occupy Forum 6:30 pm
Occupy Forum @ Global Exchange, across from 16th St. Bart
Jun 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents  Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Confrontation with Fascism: The Spanish Civil War The Spanish Civil War, lasting from 1936 to 1939, is a period with many hotly debated interpretations, views, and conclusions ever since its conclusion. The conflict itself was a truly tragic struggle where the hopes & aspirations of the Spanish people collided with the agendas of the powerful both inside and outside of the peninsula. In … Continued
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Emergency Protest Against Anti-Homeless Laws in Berkeley 6:00 pm
Emergency Protest Against Anti-Homeless Laws in Berkeley @ Steps of Old City Hall
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
TWO SQUARE FEET! That’s the amount of bedding you’d be allowed if you had to sleep on a sidewalk in Berkeley under new anti-homeless laws the City Council will consider on June 30th. Also, you’d have to move it every hour.  And it would only be permitted if you were “in transit.” Shelters are always full. The parks are closed at night. How well would you sleep if you were homeless in Berkeley? JOIN THE EMERGENCY PROTEST! Called by SAFE (Streets Are For Everyone) After the protest and before the … Continued
Oakland City Council: Oppose Funds for Predictive Policing 6:30 pm
Oakland City Council: Oppose Funds for Predictive Policing @ Oakland City Hall
Jun 30 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
As part of the budget, the City Council may be voting to fund “PredPol,” a predictive policing software system. Come speak in opposition to this idea as part of the budget items on the agenda (Items #7 and #9), and read the Oakland Privacy Working Group’s Open Letter to the City Council as to why this system is a bad idea.    59132
Berkeley City Council: Anti-Homeless Ordinance to be Considered 7:00 pm
Berkeley City Council: Anti-Homeless Ordinance to be Considered @ Old Berkeley City Hall
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Berkeley City Council: Anti-Homeless Ordinance to be Considered @ Old Berkeley City Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
The Berkeley City Council is Considering an Ordinance to Criminalize the Homeless! It would make it a crime to Place personal property on the sidewalk for more than one hour Place political or other free speech materials on almost any sidewalk without a permit Lie on or in a public planter Attempt to communicate with someone at or near a parking meter Go to the bathroom in public, without providing open public restrooms!   Tell the City Council: “House keys not handcuffs! The solution to homelessness is housing.” Every recent … Continued