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COINTELPRO Discussion at the Holdout, 7PM 3:00 am
COINTELPRO Discussion at the Holdout, 7PM @ The Holdout
Dec 1 @ 3:00 am – 4:30 am
Join us for an ongoing monthly discussion  of the COINTELPRO and its implications for contemporary activists. COINTELPRO (an acronym for Counterintelligence Program) was a series of covert, and often illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveying, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations. The FBI has used covert operations against domestic political groups since its inception; however, covert operations under the official COINTELPRO label took place between 1956 and 1971. COINTELPRO tactics include[d] discrediting targets through psychological warfare; smearing individuals and groups … Continued
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Alan Blueford Display and Outreach on First Friday 12:30 am
Alan Blueford Display and Outreach on First Friday @ Between Telegraph & Broadway
Nov 3 @ 12:30 am – 6:00 am
Join members of the Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition to spread the word about Alan Blueford and his untimely death at the hands of the Oakland Police. Center stage will be at 477 25th St., a cooperative gallery where there will be an Alan Blueford table, a display, timeline, information, flyers to pass out, petitions to gather signatures and much camaraderie. Thousands of people will likely pass through this gallery during Art Murmer., and thousands more will be out and about. Website. —– More about the exhibit: Justice 4 Alan … Continued
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 2:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ 19th and Telegraph
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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Help Save Jodie’s Home 4:30 pm
Help Save Jodie’s Home @ Jodie's House
Nov 6 @ 4:30 pm – Nov 7 @ 4:30 am
Jodie Randolph and her possessions are about to go out onto the street, because Morgan Stanley has something better to do with her home than let her live there. Jodie has been fighting to stay in her home for years. Companies affiliated with Morgan Stanley shuttled the loan around from one subsidiary to the other until they foreclosed on her. When the truck comes Tuesday morning (yes, Election Day morning!) to take away her furniture and leave her on the street people we will be on that street to stop … Continued
Alameda County Board Meeting: Drones in Alameda 1221 Oak Street, 5th Floor, Rm 512 5:30 pm
Alameda County Board Meeting: Drones in Alameda 1221 Oak Street, 5th Floor, Rm 512
Nov 6 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Alameda County Against Drones (ACAD) coalition, together with our supporters and allies, will introduce ourselves to the Board of Supervisors. Please join us in letting the supervisors know that the people of our county do not want the sheriff to purchase a drone. The Board of Supervisors is not used to having a full house. Let’s show them that the people care strongly about this important issue. You can just come to the meeting, or you can sign up to speak. (Details to come.)43471
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South Africa Miners Solidarity film/fundraiser 3:00 am
South Africa Miners Solidarity film/fundraiser @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Nov 8 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
We will be showing the video on the founding of Cosatu this Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Niebyl Proctor at 7:00 p.m. This will be a fund raiser for the miners and their families. The film is really worth seeing. — South Africa Miners Solidarity Committee 43512
UCB Student Walkout Sproul Plaza Berkeley, California 12:00pm PST 8:00 pm
UCB Student Walkout Sproul Plaza Berkeley, California 12:00pm PST
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 9 @ 7:00 am
Public education in California is facing a severe crisis. State budget cuts and austerity measures have accelerated administrators’ efforts to privatize our public colleges. This November, UC Regents and CSU Trustees plan to submit our universities to radical, privatizing reforms. Even if Prop. 30 passes, in the best-case scenario, it would only maintain the status quo; meaning excessive fees, under-funded programs, overcrowded classes, layoffs and pay-cuts for campus workers, and an ongoing process of priv atization. And that’s the best-case scenario! This would preserve the UCs as inaccessible for tens … Continued
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Bay Area Families March Against Police Brutality – Nov 10 @12pm 14th&Broadway, Oakland 8:00 pm
Bay Area Families March Against Police Brutality – Nov 10 @12pm 14th&Broadway, Oakland @ Oscar Grand Plaza = 14th and Broadway
Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bay Area Families March Against Police Brutality – Nov 10 @12pm 14th&Broadway, Oakland http://occupyoakland.org/2012/10/bay-area-families-march-against-police-brutality-nov-10-12pm-14thbroadway-oakland/ www.Justice4AlanBlueford.org   Every 36 hours in the US, a black person is killed by law enforcement. In 2012, Bay Area Police have killed at least 12 black and brown people. One one officer has ever been convicted in California of killing a black or brown person. And Johannes Mehserle, who killed Oscar Grant, served only 11 months in prison and now wants to return to a law enforcement job! Alan  Blueford, an 18-year old African-American student from … Continued
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 2:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ 19th and Telegraph
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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Drone Die-In at Senator Dianne Feinstein’s SF Mansion, Sunday 11/11 6:00 pm
Drone Die-In at Senator Dianne Feinstein’s SF Mansion, Sunday 11/11
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday, November 11, 10am Protest drone warfare with a die-in at Senator Dianne Feinstein’s mansion in Pacific Heights on Vallejo & Lyons Sts. then caravan to our monthly march across the Golden Gate Bridge.43211
Resisting Grand Juries and State Repression 7:00 pm
Resisting Grand Juries and State Repression @ The Holdout
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 12 @ 1:00 am
Resisting Grand Juries and State Repression @ The Holdout | Oakland | California | United States
November 11, 11AM-5PM at the Holdout, 2313 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. This will be a full day event with short presentations from folks with Grand Jury experience–Kristian Williams (author of Our Enemies in Blue), Richard Brown from the SF8, and others. We will have short panel presentations broken up by small group discussions about: – the current Grand Jury cases in the Northwest/environment of repression – engaging the media and the public perception – security culture/know your rights, learn what to expect in the case of a Grand Jury – … Continued
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MOVIE NIGHT AT JODIE’S HOUSE!!! 6:00 pm
MOVIE NIGHT AT JODIE’S HOUSE!!! @ Jodie's House
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group is engaged in an eviction defense of Jodie Randolph’s home. We are going to have a movie night outside in Jodie’s yard. Sort of a a neighborhood do-it-yourself drive in. WE’LL BE SHOWING MY BRAVE LITTLE TOASTER VIDEOS OF FORECLOSURE DEFENSE ACTIONS CARTOONS AND OTHER SHORTS POPCORN, COMMUNITY, AND HOT DRINKS !! THURSDAY 6PM, JODIE’S DRIVEWAY 1624 Foley St., Alameda44380
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The People’s Bailout and the Strike Debt Initiative. 1:00 am
The People’s Bailout and the Strike Debt Initiative. @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Nov 16 @ 1:00 am – 2:00 am
This project aims to leverage the debt collection system as a tool for direct action and mutual aid. We buy defaulted debt for pennies on the dollar, just as debt collectors would, but instead of attempting to collect it, we abolish it. For every dollar of defaulted debt we buy, $20 of debt will be abolished. This program launches on Thursday November 15th with a live “telethon” event in NYC – The People’s Bailout – where the goal is to raise $50,000, every penny of which will go toward abolishing … Continued
Homes Not Jails 20th Anniversary Celebration 3:00 am
Homes Not Jails 20th Anniversary Celebration @ SUB/MISSION 2183 Mission St., SF
Nov 16 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
Homes Not Jails 20th Anniversary Celebration @ SUB/MISSION 2183 Mission St., SF | San Francisco | California | United States
On Thursday November 15, 2012 at 7pm at SUB/MISSION 2183 Mission St (@18th St) in San Francisco: There’s No Place Like Home! Homes Not Jails 20th Anniversary Celebration! This November marks the 20th Anniversary of Homes Not Jails. Since the first San Francisco housing takeover in 1992, Homes Not Jails has been a resource to squatters, a place to share support, and a group that has provided housing for folks in buildings that otherwise would have been left vacant and unused. Come out and celebrate 20 years of Community and … Continued
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Bay Area Marxism Conference 6:00 pm
Bay Area Marxism Conference @ UC Berkeley campus: rooms VSLB 2060 and MOFFITT 101, 102
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 18 @ 4:00 am
Bay Area Marxism Conference @ UC Berkeley campus: rooms VSLB 2060 and MOFFITT 101, 102 | Berkeley | California | United States
Norcal International Socialist Organization:             The Bay Area Marxism Conference will be held at the UC Berkeley campus on Nov. 17 from 10:00AM-6:00PM in rooms VSLB 2060 and MOFFITT 101, 102.  You can find out more about this event at http://norcalsocialism.org/ 44335
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GAZA Emergency Demo: Sat. 4pm @ Israeli Consulate in SF 12:00 am
GAZA Emergency Demo: Sat. 4pm @ Israeli Consulate in SF @ ISRAELI CONSULATE
Nov 18 @ 12:00 am – 4:00 am
Israel launched “Operation Pillar of Clouds” with a series of air strikes. So far Israel have been killed tens of people women and children. International solidarity activists are in the streets all over the world, we have to be in SF. Please share this event with your networks, bring your banners and signs n spirit to the action!   Saturday Nov 17th at 4:00pm at Israeli Consulate in San Francisco 456 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104        44487
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 2:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ 19th and Telegraph
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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Post-Capitalism Envisioned. 11:00 pm
Post-Capitalism Envisioned. @ Oregon Park Housing Co-op
Nov 18 @ 11:00 pm – Nov 19 @ 1:00 am
Guests: Cynthia Kaufman & Wilson Riles. Cynthia Kaufman is the author of Getting Past Capitalism and teaches Philosophy at De Anza College. Wilson Riles is a former Oakland City Council Member and community organizer. Presented by the Democratic Socialists of America, East Bay Chapter.44304
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ALL OUT FOR GAZA! Mon 19th @4:30 12:30 am
ALL OUT FOR GAZA! Mon 19th @4:30 @ Israeli Consulate
Nov 20 @ 12:30 am – 4:00 am
ALL OUT FOR GAZA! Monday NOVEMBER 19 4:30PM @ Israeli Consulate 456 Montgomery Street44519
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Mi Pueblo Community Picket and Street Theater 12:00 am
Mi Pueblo Community Picket and Street Theater @ Mi Pueblo Mercado
Nov 22 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
Mi Pueblo Is Not For the People! Protest against Mi Pueblo grocery story chain owner Juvenal Chavez’s anti-immigrant practices: union busting and ICE collaboration. Support Mi Pueblo grocery workers in this second community picket, sponsored by the Dignity and Resistance Coalition.44985
2nd Annual Occupresence Thanksgiving day Convivial 10:00 am
2nd Annual Occupresence Thanksgiving day Convivial @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – Nov 22 @ 10:00 pm
Please Join us at Oscar Grant Plaza for our 2nd Annual Occupresence Convivial. This will be a day full of delicious foods, entertainment, the return of “Grateful Mic”, and family fun to help celebrate each other, our friendships, and reaffirm our presence & commitment to community service. Help make Thursday, November 22nd, a fun loving day of gratitude, by sharing and bringing your favorite food dish, music makers and instruments, movies, videos, and anything else that will help make this day memorable for those who normally go without. Bring Friends … Continued
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Solidarity With the Walmart Workers. Black Friday Strike. 6:00 am
Solidarity With the Walmart Workers. Black Friday Strike. @ Walmart, Oakland
Nov 23 @ 6:00 am – 7:45 am
As the largest employer in the country, Walmart could be setting a standard for businesses to value workers. Instead, it has become the greatest oppressor of workers everywhere. Walmart workers have been taking targeted, short term actions for months. Now they have called for a bigger action on Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year. Shut Them Down! This action continues all night into the next day, until 10:00 AM, November 23rd. FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED. 44491
Solidarity with the Walmart Workers. Black Friday Strike! 8:00 am
Solidarity with the Walmart Workers. Black Friday Strike! @ Walmart, Oakland
Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
As the largest employer in the country, Walmart could be setting a standard for businesses to value workers. Instead, it has become the greatest oppressor of workers everywhere. Walmart workers have been taking targeted, short term actions for months. Now they have called for a bigger action on Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year. Shut Them Down! This action begins on Thanksgiving, November 22nd, at 10:00 PM. FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED. 44492
Stand with Walmart Strikers on Black Friday 8:00 pm
Stand with Walmart Strikers on Black Friday @ Walmart #5435 San Jose
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Stand with Walmart Strikers on Black Friday @ Walmart #5435 San Jose | San Jose | California | United States
Black Friday at Walmart #5435 San Jose November 23 • 12:00 pm 777 Story Rd, San Jose, CA sfbayarea@forrespect.org or 650-302-5576 Stand with Walmart workers in their fight for their rights in San Jose, CA. For decades, Walmart Stores, Inc have dragged down wages, forcing their workers to work irregular schedules, and intimidated and took retribution on any workers who fought back. It’s time for the retribution to end, so come to this local Walmart to show your solidarity and tell Walmart that they need to pay their fair share.  … Continued
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 2:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ 19th and Telegraph
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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Occupy Wall Street in Northern California: Challenging Economic Injustices in City Centers & Beyond 5:15 pm
Occupy Wall Street in Northern California: Challenging Economic Injustices in City Centers & Beyond @ First Unitarian Universalist Church, San Francisco
Nov 25 @ 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Sunday November 25 TIME: 9:15 AM – 10:45 AM Location Details: Unitarian Universalist Breakfast Forum Martin Luther King Room First Unitarian Universalist Church, San Francisco 1187 Franklin Street at Geary Sunday, November 25, 2012 Event Type: Speaker “Occupy Wall Street in Northern California: Challenging Economic Injustices in City Centers, on Campuses, at the Port, on the Farm, and Beyond” with Indybay.org journalist Dave Id. Documentation of the movement’s protagonists and antagonists presented through photographs and video (photo below: Occupy the Farm, April, 2012). Speaker: Dave Id, Documentary Photographer and Indybay … Continued
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BENFIT: GLOBAL UPRISINGS IN THE AGE OF AUSTERITY 3:00 am
BENFIT: GLOBAL UPRISINGS IN THE AGE OF AUSTERITY @ The Holdout
Nov 26 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
THIS SUNDAY, NOV 25 7pm @ the Holdout, 2313 San Pablo Ave., Oakland $2-$20 no one turned away a benefit for Columbus Day arrestees in San Francisco Since the dawn of the most recent crisis of capitalism in 2008 there has been a crescendo of uprisings around the globe. From Egypt, to Oakland, from Athens to Madrid partisans of a different world and different social relations have taken their riots and occupations to the symbols of power and to the localities of their lives. Marianne Maeckelbergh and Brandon Jourdan have … Continued
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JAB visits the Oakland City Council Public Safety Committee Mtg 2:00 am
JAB visits the Oakland City Council Public Safety Committee Mtg @ Oakland City Hall, Sgt. Mark Dunakin Room - 1st Floor
Nov 28 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am
The City Council Public Safety Committee will be taking a report from the police on their hiring practices (e.g., as to why they hire people like Officer Masso who, before he killed Alan Blueford, tortured a prisoner in NY and then refused to call for medical aid), and also taking another report on what police standards are when dealing with the family of a victim of an officer-involved shooting (e.g., do you keep the family sitting around for hours and then misidentify the victim, as happened to the Bluefords?). Come … Continued
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The Fight For Affordable Housing 3:00 am
The Fight For Affordable Housing @ Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center
Nov 30 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
Join activists, foreclosure fighters and elected officials as we talk about the state of the fight for housing justice in Bernal Heights, where neighbors have been organizing neighbors to keep each other in their homes. Discuss how our efforts fit into the rich history of organizing for affordable housing–in the neighborhood and beyond. Hear from supervisors and activists organizing to ensure that anyone fighting foreclosure has the same protections as tenants to stay in their homes; and discuss the next steps in the fight to make sure all San Franciscans … Continued