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Rally To Free Lynne Stuart 12:00 pm
Rally To Free Lynne Stuart @ Federal Building, San Francisco
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Send a message to Attorney General Eric Holder and Bureau of Prisons Director Charles Samuels Jr. that Lynne deserves compassionate release! Long-time National Lawyers Guild member and activist lawyer Lynne Stewart needs our help and she needs it now! The Federal Bureau of Prisons has denied Lynne Stewart’s application for compassionate release, despite recommendations in favor from the warden at her facility, the Regional Office Director, and vetting of Stewart’s release plans by the Federal Probation Office in New York. Lynne Stewart’s condition is deteriorating rapidly. Medical treatment to arrest … Continued
BART Workers Call For Unity Rally 5:00 pm
BART Workers Call For Unity Rally @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
When BART workers went on strike July 1, the whole Bay Area was affected. BART hired a major union buster to put the workers on strike, then blame the workers in a highly visible battle to bring Wisconsin-style attacks to the Bay Area and drive down living standards for all of us. The 30-day contract extension expires Sunday, August 4 at midnight, yet BART management still refuses to negotiate, likely forcing the workers out again starting Monday, August 5. BART workers represented by ATU 1555 and SEIU 1021 invite all … Continued
Until We All Are Free: In Support of the Prison Hunger Strikers. 12:00 am
Until We All Are Free: In Support of the Prison Hunger Strikers. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 1 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am
ALL OUT FOR THE HUNGER STRIKERS. Rally & March. Let’s make the 55th day loud! Bring noise makers! “This pride weekend let’s remember all the queer and trans prisoners many of who are placed in solitary confinement because of their gender expression. 52352
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First Friday: Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition Speaks With the Community 12:00 am
First Friday: Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition Speaks With the Community @ First Friday, corner of 25th & Telegraph
Aug 3 @ 12:00 am – 4:00 am
First Friday: Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition Speaks With the Community @ First Friday, corner of 25th & Telegraph | Oakland | California | United States
Join Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition members calling attention to the fate of Alan Blueford, murdered by Oakland Police Officer Miguel Masso, and all those who have suffered similar fates. 51996
First Friday Ceasefire – Reading the Names of Those Killed by Police Violence 1:00 am
First Friday Ceasefire – Reading the Names of Those Killed by Police Violence @ OPD Headquarters
Aug 3 @ 1:00 am – 2:00 am
The Interfaith Tent will once again be handing out fliers, talking with people, and reading the names of those killed by police on August 2nd @ OPD Headquarters on 7th and Broadway. We will then walk up Broadway and Telegraph, towards First Friday, talking with people as we go. At previous events this was very effective. Our “Stop Police Violence” signs made people want to talk with us. Total CeaseFire website. 51995
MARCH, RALLY & NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, CA 5:00 pm
MARCH, RALLY & NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, CA @ Richmond BART Station
Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Special Guest: Bill McKibben As the planet lurches past the ominous milestone of 400 parts per million atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, and Big Oil continues its irresponsible pursuit of ever more and dirtier fossil carbon to pump into our air, and local refineries begin to import Canadian tar sands for processing in the Bay Area, the moment has come to stand up to the industry that is wrecking our future. Please join 350.org, several Richmond community groups, local unions, Gathering Tribes, Urban Tilth, Asian Pacific Environmental Network and others, … Continued
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Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting 12:30 pm
Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ by the statues
Aug 4 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Our weekly open meeting for members and supporters to discuss the weeks tasks and projects. Come get plugged into ongoing housing defense work! We have abundant and varied work for all folks in any number of meaningful projects. Rain location: SF Pizza, 1500 Broadway, Oakland 46745
Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting 12:30 pm
Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ 19th & Telegraph, in the park by the statues
Aug 4 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Our weekly open meeting for members and supporters to discuss the week’s tasks and projects. Come get plugged into ongoing housing defense work! We have abundant and varied work for all folks in any number of meaningful projects. Rain location: SF Pizza, 1500 Broadway, Oakland50026
Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting 12:30 pm
Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ The Statues (in the park)
Aug 4 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Our weekly open meeting for members and supporters to discuss the week’s tasks and projects. Come get plugged into ongoing housing defense work! We have abundant and varied work for all folks in any number of meaningful projects. Rain location: It doesn’t rain in Oakland in August or September. OOFDG Website If you would like to help us monetarily with our work. We don’t need much, but we do keep a phone hotline active and do flyers and posters. Any little bit helps. 52046
Occupy Oakland General Assembly-19th & Tele Aug.4 2:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly-19th & Tele Aug.4 @ Humanitarian Statues
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
GA will be held at the Humanitarian Statues, at Kaiser Park at 19th/Telegraph Sunday, August 4th only. The City of Oakland is privatizing public space and shutting down public access to OGP – $10 admission is required – for a commercial purpose, namely Art and Soul Festival next weekend. Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally and has equal decision-making power. Occupy Oakland’s General Assembly uses a participatory decision-making process appropriately called, “Occupy Oakland’s Collective Decision-Making … Continued
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Berkeley Save the Post Office General Assembly 6:00 pm
Berkeley Save the Post Office General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come help us figure out our next steps as we continue to defend the Berkeley Post Office and the Post Office System against privatization. Our Occupation has been ongoing for 10+ days now.52178
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Berkeley Save the Post Office General Assembly 6:00 pm
Berkeley Save the Post Office General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come help us figure out our next steps as we continue to defend the Berkeley Post Office and the Post Office System against privatization. Our Occupation has been ongoing for 10+ days now.52178
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Berkeley Post Office: Non-Violence & De-Escalation Techniques. 5:00 pm
Berkeley Post Office: Non-Violence & De-Escalation Techniques. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Aug 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Non-violence and conflict de-escalation training.52179
CA Prisoner Hunger Strikers Rally: One Month Strong 5:00 pm
CA Prisoner Hunger Strikers Rally: One Month Strong @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
It has been one month since CA Prisoners began a hunger strike demanding an end to indefinite solitary confinement and the cruel, inhumane and torturous conditions of confinement in CA Security House Units (SHU). Stand in solidarity with CA prisoner hunger strikers as they enter their second months of an indefinite hunger strike: Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity. STOP THE TORTURE! 52177
Berkeley Save the Post Office General Assembly 6:00 pm
Berkeley Save the Post Office General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come help us figure out our next steps as we continue to defend the Berkeley Post Office and the Post Office System against privatization. Our Occupation has been ongoing for 10+ days now.52178
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Berkeley Post Office Defense: Know Your Rights Training. 3:00 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defense: Know Your Rights Training. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn about your rights under the US Constitution with respect to being questioned, stopped and/or arrested by police.52180
Berkeley Save the Post Office General Assembly 6:00 pm
Berkeley Save the Post Office General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come help us figure out our next steps as we continue to defend the Berkeley Post Office and the Post Office System against privatization. Our Occupation has been ongoing for 10+ days now.52178
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Bike for the Strike! A Bike Ride Against Torture in CA Prisons 4:00 am
Bike for the Strike! A Bike Ride Against Torture in CA Prisons @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 10 @ 4:00 am – 5:30 am
One down and no end in sight… A bike ride following ART OUT! in solidarity with CA Prison Hunger Strikers, come out and help bring their message to the public sphere and wake up these sleeping masses. Let’s make their demand a reality! ~*In Memory of Billy “Guero” Sell*~ -Prisoner Demands- • Eliminate group punishments for individual rules violations. • Abolish the debriefing policy and modify active/inactive gang status criteria. • Comply with the 2006 recommendations of the US Commission on Safety and Abuse in America’s Prisons regarding an end … Continued
Mass Bike Ride Against Torture in CA State Prisons 4:00 am
Mass Bike Ride Against Torture in CA State Prisons @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 10 @ 4:00 am – 5:30 am
Mass Bike Ride Against Torture in CA State Prisons @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
And in Support of the Hunger Strikers 5 Demands. Bike for the Strike!! Meet Up at 9 PM Friday August 9th at Oscar Grant Plaza. Following Art Out 6-9 PM Brought to you by Onyx, Young Oakland, & Hella Free Store Sign Making & Bike Repair 2-6 PM 52183
Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition Meeting 11:00 am
Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition Meeting @ SEIU 1021 Offices, East Oakland
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bi-weekly JAB meeting. 11am, normally at 100 Oak St., but please check here for late changes.52176
MARCH to STOP THE SALE of our BERKELEY POST OFFICE 11:00 am
MARCH to STOP THE SALE of our BERKELEY POST OFFICE @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
11:00 a.m. : Meet at the Berkeley Post Office, with signs and banners. Hear speakers, and sing with the music. 12 noon : March to CONNECT THE DOTS between FedEx, UPS, and the Blum Center at U.C. Protest those who want to privatize our public postal service and eliminate union jobs. We will then return to the Berkeley Post Office There is a danger that the encampment may be raided and closed soon. Please support our actions to protect our public property! See you Saturday! SAVE OUR PUBLIC COMMONS Committee … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area: Ideas Into Action. 10:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Ideas Into Action. @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Aug 10 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 11 @ 12:30 am
The press has been overflowing with reports on exploding student debt, and the payday lending industry is under increasing public scrutiny. Let’s take this momentum and radicalize it! Join Strike Debt Bay Area on Saturday, August 10th for our next Ideas Into Action meeting. We will be discussing our ongoing big action at the Berkeley Post Office, and planning continuations or followup actions. Also student debt resistance in light of Congress’ horrible legislation to raise future student loan interest rates. Postal Banking national Strike Debt connections & media strategy putting … Continued
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Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting 12:30 pm
Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ by the statues
Aug 11 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Our weekly open meeting for members and supporters to discuss the weeks tasks and projects. Come get plugged into ongoing housing defense work! We have abundant and varied work for all folks in any number of meaningful projects. Rain location: SF Pizza, 1500 Broadway, Oakland 46745
Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting 12:30 pm
Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ 19th & Telegraph, in the park by the statues
Aug 11 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Our weekly open meeting for members and supporters to discuss the week’s tasks and projects. Come get plugged into ongoing housing defense work! We have abundant and varied work for all folks in any number of meaningful projects. Rain location: SF Pizza, 1500 Broadway, Oakland50026
Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting 12:30 pm
Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ The Statues (in the park)
Aug 11 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Our weekly open meeting for members and supporters to discuss the week’s tasks and projects. Come get plugged into ongoing housing defense work! We have abundant and varied work for all folks in any number of meaningful projects. Rain location: It doesn’t rain in Oakland in August or September. OOFDG Website If you would like to help us monetarily with our work. We don’t need much, but we do keep a phone hotline active and do flyers and posters. Any little bit helps. 52046
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Court support for Daniel Arauz 4:00 pm
Court support for Daniel Arauz @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse
Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Court support for Daniel Arauz @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse | Oakland | California | United States
Occupy and JAB photographer Daniel Arauz is to be arraigned tomorrow. Everyone knows Daniel.  He’s been taking pictures and videos at activist events around Oakland forever.  Most recently he took a great set of photos for the rally and occupation at the Berkeley Post Office. Some weeks ago he got pulled down and arrested by OPD for taking pictures of the freeway blockade by Treyvon Martin protesters.  He was the only person arrested and they took his camera. On Monday, at 9:00 AM, Daniel will arraigned at Wiley Manuel Courthouse … Continued
Occupy Forum: Organized Labor in the 21st Century 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: Organized Labor in the 21st Century @ Unite Here, Local 2, near Civic Center BART
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Occupy Oakland’s John Torok will be a featured speaker. Labor is one of the oldest popular movements in modern history with impact on all aspects of life. Throughout its tumultuous history from the first strikes in the Gilded Age to the Great Depression and on to today organized labor has faced many challenges in the campaign to improve the lives of working Americans. Tonight we will be learning more about the labor movement as it stands today, the ideas that guide unions in their struggles, the enduring connection between labor … Continued
Politics of Debt Reading Group 7:00 pm
Politics of Debt Reading Group @ Public School Space
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We’ll be finishing up Marazzi’s violence book and adding the last chapter of Graeber’s Debt into the mix. The Postscript to Ellen Brown’s Web of Debt will be added as a supplemental reading to get a diversity of ideas to debate. Will try to get it photocopied for those who don’t have a copy. More info. Location map. The entrance is on 22nd St.52193
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Justice 4 Trayvon Martin Organizing Mtg for Aug 28 Actions 6:00 pm
Justice 4 Trayvon Martin Organizing Mtg for Aug 28 Actions @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
There is a racist war against Black & Brown youth! We’re organizing as part of a national call out for Justice for Trayvon Martin Assemblies all over the U.S. on Aug 28. Come out to plan an Oakland action to be led by youth and people of color. National People’s Power Assemblies website Facebook page & RSVP52192
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SHU ISOLATION UNIT INSTALLATION ON THE STATE CAPITOL SOUTH STEPS 3:00 pm
SHU ISOLATION UNIT INSTALLATION ON THE STATE CAPITOL SOUTH STEPS @ California State Capitol
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 15 @ 3:00 am
12 noon press conference, with Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, Stop Mass Incarceration Network, people formerly Incarcerated in California Dept. of Corrections (CDCR) SHUs, SHU inmates’ families, and other voices of support and conscience. If you want to go and need a ride, let us know at the contact number. If you can give a ride, please let us know as well. Most of us are meeting at the MacArthur BART Station @ 8am, but let us know if that doesn’t work for you and we’ll see what we can do. The … Continued
Film Showing and Discussion: Black August. 7:00 pm
Film Showing and Discussion: Black August. @ near the 24th St BART
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
With an introduction by Bato Talamantez, member of the San Quentin 6, indicted following the “Black August” events of 1971. The SQ6 trial was the longest in CA history. Bato is also an organizer with the current California Prisoner Hunger Strike. This feature film chronicles the political eduction and prison organizaing of revolutionary hero George Jackson while in San Quentin, covering the last 14 months of his life. Jackson would spend 11 yrs in jail (7 in solitary) for a $70 gas station robbery in 1960.52207
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Organize against the Oakland Domain Awareness Center, meeting 1:00 am
Organize against the Oakland Domain Awareness Center, meeting @ The Sudoroom
Aug 15 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am
On July 31st after midnight the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to approve allocating $2 million to continue to develop the Domain Awareness Center that would integrate surveillance cameras from all over the Port of Oakland, the city, BART, AC Transit, traffic cameras, and other sensors into a local ‘fusion’ center that could effectively track private citizens movements throughout the region. Video and data feeds from all over Oakland are to be aggregated and monitored at the DAC, then analysed with license plate recognition software, thermal imaging and body movement … Continued
Justice 4 Trayvon Martin Organizing Mtg for Aug 28 Action at OGP 9:00 am
Justice 4 Trayvon Martin Organizing Mtg for Aug 28 Action at OGP
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
There is a racist war against Black & Brown youth! We’re organizing as part of a national call out for Justice for Trayvon Martin Assemblies all over the U.S. on Aug 28. Come out to help plan our Oakland action. National People’s Power Assemblies website Facebook page & RSVP The action will take place at Oscar Grant Plaza beginning at 5:30 PM.52313
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Save Our Berkeley Post Office! MUSIC on the Steps. Hear the Latest News Too! 8:00 pm
Save Our Berkeley Post Office! MUSIC on the Steps. Hear the Latest News Too! @ Berkeley Post Office
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Save Our Berkeley Post Office! MUSIC on the Downtown Post Office Steps Hear the latest News Featuring Dave Welsh on the Keyboard, Rude Boy–Vocals and Rap Hali Hammer with Save our Post Office and more Damian with Keyboard and Magic Occupella with Freedom songs and others Also: Fresh Juice Party will be doing Chalk Art! Save our Berkeley Post Office HALT THE HEIST ~ SAVE OUR PUBLIC COMMONS Save The Berkeley Post Office Strike Debt Bay Area52304
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Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting 12:30 pm
Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ by the statues
Aug 18 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Our weekly open meeting for members and supporters to discuss the weeks tasks and projects. Come get plugged into ongoing housing defense work! We have abundant and varied work for all folks in any number of meaningful projects. Rain location: SF Pizza, 1500 Broadway, Oakland 46745
Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting 12:30 pm
Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ 19th & Telegraph, in the park by the statues
Aug 18 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Our weekly open meeting for members and supporters to discuss the week’s tasks and projects. Come get plugged into ongoing housing defense work! We have abundant and varied work for all folks in any number of meaningful projects. Rain location: SF Pizza, 1500 Broadway, Oakland50026
Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting 12:30 pm
Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ The Statues (in the park)
Aug 18 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Our weekly open meeting for members and supporters to discuss the week’s tasks and projects. Come get plugged into ongoing housing defense work! We have abundant and varied work for all folks in any number of meaningful projects. Rain location: It doesn’t rain in Oakland in August or September. OOFDG Website If you would like to help us monetarily with our work. We don’t need much, but we do keep a phone hotline active and do flyers and posters. Any little bit helps. 52046
Free workshop on NSA surveillance and what we can do about it. 4:00 pm
Free workshop on NSA surveillance and what we can do about it. @ Unitarian Universalist Center
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm
Please join the Civil Liberties Committee of the SF 99% Coalition and the Unitarian Universalists for Peace-SF for a free workshop on NSA surveillance and what we can do about it. Government surveillance affects our activism on many issues, but especially campaigns relating to US foreign policy and wars. It is unconstitutional, counter-productive to legitimate antiterrorism work, and an outrageous waste of our tax dollars. End the Surveillance State and Restore the 4th! Goals for this fast-paced 2 hr workshop include: share info on actions already taken in response to … Continued
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People’s Community Medics training 7:00 pm
People’s Community Medics training @ The Holdout
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Taking place at the Black Riders Liberation Party’s weekly Educate to Liberate Program. We are pleased to be invited by the BRLP to share our knowledge of emergency first aid. We’ll be teaching people how to treat seizures and bleeding traumas like gunshot wounds. 52326
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Save City College: Occupy Forum Presentation. 1:00 am
Save City College: Occupy Forum Presentation. @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor
Aug 20 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
Speakers will include teachers from the College as well as a community member who is part of Radical Women of SF, a trailblazing socialist feminist organization that has been at the vanguard of fighting for CCSF. Bruce Neuberger: author of “The Lettuce Wars” and teacher of Adult Education and ESL Rick Baum: political science teacher Nancy Reiko Kato: Radical Women of SF Sponsored by the Occupy Forum in San Francisco.52308
Rally: Demand Mayor Lee Take Action Now to Save CCSF! 11:00 pm
Rally: Demand Mayor Lee Take Action Now to Save CCSF! @ Civic Center
Aug 20 @ 11:00 pm – Aug 21 @ 1:00 am
City College provides an excellent education to tens of thousands of students, yet the ACCJC accreditation commission is threatening to close our school in 2014. We will not let this happen! CCSF must remain open and accessible to the Bay Area’s diverse communities. Students will march on City Hall to pressure Mayor Ed Lee to demand the immediate reversal of the ACCJC’s unjust decision, which is currently under appeal. If the Mayor actually supports CCSF and its students, he needs to join with us to take action against the ACCJC … Continued
Organizing Meeting for Justice 4 Trayvon Martin Assembly Aug 28th 6:00 pm
Organizing Meeting for Justice 4 Trayvon Martin Assembly Aug 28th @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Come help plan and organize this big day in Oakland and called-for protests across the country. Event listing Facebook event for August 28th STOP THE WAR ON YOUTH OF COLOR JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN – JAIL ZIMMERMAN! OVERTURN ‘STAND YOUR GROUND’ LAWS! End the murder of Black & Brown youth JOBS & EDUCATION NOT MASS INCARCERATION! Support California Prisoners’ Hunger Strike END RACIAL PROFILING OF ALL FORMS! Including Stop-and-Frisk! STOP RACIST POLICE TERROR Drug test killer cops IMMIGRANT RIGHTS NOW STOP DEPORTATIONS! Stop Urban Shield & surveillance of our communities … Continued
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URGENT Solidarity Rally with Hunger Strikers! 5:00 pm
URGENT Solidarity Rally with Hunger Strikers! @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Are you outraged that California will start FORCE FEEDING people soon?? Come out and show your support for the thousands of prisoners who have participated in this peaceful hunger strike since July 8! Come show your opposition to the recent ruling that prisoners can be force fed against their wishes! They need our support NOW more than ever. We cannot remain silent while California denies these people’s humanity. We will meet to rally at 5pm, then march to Jerry Brown’s condo on Telegraph and 27th! PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND … Continued
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Airport Workers’ Action: Victory! We’re Going Back to Work – Now We Need Good Jobs! 11:30 am
Airport Workers’ Action: Victory! We’re Going Back to Work – Now We Need Good Jobs! @ Oakland Airport, Terminal 2
Aug 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Great news – three fired Oakland Airport worker leaders are headed back to work! Join them as they stand up for good jobs and organizing rights for themselves and other OAK fast food workers! “I can’t wait to go back to work at the airport,” said Subway cashier Hakima Arhab. “My co-workers are feeling so strong – they understand now that we can stick together and stand up for our rights, and win!” On August 12, the airport’s Subway and Jamba Juice franchises agreed to reinstate Hakima, Bikram Thapa, and … Continued
Forum: Egypt – A Revolution in Crisis 7:00 pm
Forum: Egypt – A Revolution in Crisis @ Near 24th St. Bart
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Egyptian Revolution that began in January 2011 is in crisis following the killing of more than 500 people and the wounding of more than 3,700 on August 13. Most of the dead and wounded were victims of the U.S.-armed Egyptian military. The military seized power on July 3, after massive protests against the government of Mohammad Morsi, whose economic and social policies had alienated millions of Egyptians. What do these developments mean for the future of Egypt and the entire region? What is the role and goal of the … Continued
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Commemoration of March of Washington for Jobs and Freedom 1:00 pm
Commemoration of March of Washington for Jobs and Freedom @ Mosswood Park
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us* in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. *There is no sponsorship attributed on the event flyer this calendar event is taken from.52303
Music and the Politics of Privatization: Save the Berkeley Post Office and CCSF 2:00 pm
Music and the Politics of Privatization: Save the Berkeley Post Office and CCSF @ Berkeley Post Office
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Come hear music, sing along, discuss the politics of privatization and hear peeps from the movement to save City College of San Francisco (at 3:00 PM). Berkeley Post Office Defenders and Save CCSF will be discussing how best to join forces to keep privatization from happening on both sides of the Bay.52348
Until All Are Free: A Series of Actions in Solidarity With the Hunger Strike. 5:00 pm
Until All Are Free: A Series of Actions in Solidarity With the Hunger Strike. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
On Saturday, August 24th at 5pm join us at Oscar Grant Plaza to march in solidarity with the California prisoners on the 48th day of their hunger strike. As they organize behind the closed doors of solitary, let our support ring loudly through the streets. Let us voice the demands of the prisoners and demand justice for Guero, the first prisoner to die participating in the hunger strike (may he rest in peace.) Come ready to make some noise!! Sponsored by the Anti-repression crew. Facebook event page & RSVP52315
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Graffiti March for Reefa (RIP) 3:00 am
Graffiti March for Reefa (RIP) @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 25 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
Israel Hernandez was an artist who used a variety of mediums, including graffiti, under the name Reefa. On the morning of August 6th, Hernandez was tasered to death by Miami Beach police, who proceeded to high-five and congratulate each other. This sick incident of police brutality is nothing new, and the list of people slain by police gets longer and longer. The evening of August 24th we will gather to seek justice for yet another wrongful death at the hands of the state, and decorate the city how Reefa did … Continued
Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting 12:30 pm
Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ by the statues
Aug 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Our weekly open meeting for members and supporters to discuss the weeks tasks and projects. Come get plugged into ongoing housing defense work! We have abundant and varied work for all folks in any number of meaningful projects. Rain location: SF Pizza, 1500 Broadway, Oakland 46745
Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting 12:30 pm
Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ 19th & Telegraph, in the park by the statues
Aug 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Our weekly open meeting for members and supporters to discuss the week’s tasks and projects. Come get plugged into ongoing housing defense work! We have abundant and varied work for all folks in any number of meaningful projects. Rain location: SF Pizza, 1500 Broadway, Oakland50026
Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting 12:30 pm
Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ The Statues (in the park)
Aug 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Our weekly open meeting for members and supporters to discuss the week’s tasks and projects. Come get plugged into ongoing housing defense work! We have abundant and varied work for all folks in any number of meaningful projects. Rain location: It doesn’t rain in Oakland in August or September. OOFDG Website If you would like to help us monetarily with our work. We don’t need much, but we do keep a phone hotline active and do flyers and posters. Any little bit helps. 52046
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Preserve the 4th Amendment. Fight for Human Rights. 7:00 pm
Preserve the 4th Amendment. Fight for Human Rights.
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Direct Action. DEFY Rotten #NSA Contractor #CSC AT #VMWorld2013. Also Tuesday and Wednesday, same time, same place. 52355
Organizing Meeting for Justice 4 Trayvon Martin Assembly Aug 28th 6:00 pm
Organizing Meeting for Justice 4 Trayvon Martin Assembly Aug 28th @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come help plan and organize this big day in Oakland and called-for protests across the country. After this last organizing meeting there will be a banner and sign making jamboree! Event listing Facebook event for August 28th STOP THE WAR ON YOUTH OF COLOR JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN – JAIL ZIMMERMAN! OVERTURN ‘STAND YOUR GROUND’ LAWS! End the murder of Black & Brown youth JOBS & EDUCATION NOT MASS INCARCERATION! Support California Prisoners’ Hunger Strike END RACIAL PROFILING OF ALL FORMS! Including Stop-and-Frisk! STOP RACIST POLICE TERROR Drug test killer … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area Reading Group: Politics of Debt: Ellen Brown’s Web of Debt, SECTION V 7:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Reading Group: Politics of Debt: Ellen Brown’s Web of Debt, SECTION V @ Public School Space
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We’ve been discussing theories of money and our debt crisis lately, and Brown is a backer of the public bank option. It will be interesting to see where she connects and/or clashes with other theories of Capitalism and Debt. See you there! (Entrance is on 22nd St, just off Broadway. Ring bell (not intercom!) to left) More info52314
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Court Support for Prince 4:00 pm
Court Support for Prince @ Rene Davidson Courthouse, Dept 11
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
During the 2012 Mayday protests in Oakland, the OPD switched up it’s normal crowd control tactics and sent in ‘snatch squads’ to remove people who they perceived to be planning unlawful actions. Without any warning, groups of officers marched in formation directly through the crowd in search of their targets. Prince was one of the activists to be targeted and arrested early in the day. More than three officers assaulted Prince, before one used their tazer to bring him down. It’s more than clear that there was no reason for … Continued
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STOP THE WAR ON YOUTH OF COLOR: PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY & RALLY 5:30 pm
STOP THE WAR ON YOUTH OF COLOR: PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY & RALLY @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
STOP THE WAR ON YOUTH OF COLOR JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN – JAIL ZIMMERMAN! OVERTURN ‘STAND YOUR GROUND’ LAWS! JOBS & EDUCATION NOT MASS INCARCERATION! END RACIAL PROFILING OF ALL FORMS! STOP RACIST POLICE TERROR INCLUDING STOP-AND-FRISK! IMMIGRANT RIGHTS NOW STOP DEPORTATIONS! A LIVING WAGE AND UNION RIGHTS FOR LOW-WAGE AND ALL WORKERS! Stop Urban Shield Militarization & Surveillance of Our Communities On Wed., August 28, after we’ve marched in Washington on Aug. 24 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the great march against racism in Washington, D.C., led by … Continued
Occupy Oakland Privacy Working Group meeting 6:00 pm
Occupy Oakland Privacy Working Group meeting @ The Sudoroom
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
On July 31st after midnight the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to approve allocating $2 million to continue to develop the Domain Awareness Center that would integrate surveillance cameras from all over the Port of Oakland, the city, BART, AC Transit, traffic cameras, and other sensors into a local ‘fusion’ center that could effectively track private citizens movements throughout the region. Video and data feeds from all over Oakland are to be aggregated and monitored at the DAC, then analysed with license plate recognition software, thermal imaging and body movement … Continued
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Callout For National Fast Food Workers Walkout 12:00 am
Callout For National Fast Food Workers Walkout @ All across the country
Aug 29 @ 12:00 am – Aug 29 @ 11:45 pm
f you work in a fast food or retail store anywhere in the country, the most effective thing you can do right now is make plans to take to the streets on August 29. Encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to do the same. The more of us who go on strike that day, the louder our message will be that it is not right for companies making billions in profits to pay their workers pennies. More info here52329
Take Action For a Living Wage 4:00 pm
Take Action For a Living Wage @ AFL-CIO Labor Temple
Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm – Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm
Come support low-wage workers at a rally demanding a living wage and a right to form a union without retalitation. Across the country, thousands of workers are coming together to call for better pay and workplace respect. Now it’s time for the East Bay to join the fight for a living wage so workers can provide food, shelter and clothing for their families, and improve the economy for everyone.52349
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Post Fast Food Workers Strike – Support Them Going Back to Work. 1:30 pm
Post Fast Food Workers Strike – Support Them Going Back to Work. @ ACCE office
Aug 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Tomorrow morning August 30 fast-food workers in Oakland will return to their shifts. They need supportive members of the public to accompany them. If you can show up, you will show both the workers and the fast-food giants that the workers do not stand alone. It will make it MUCH harder for management to retaliate against them. Just show up at the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) office at 2501 International Blvd. Suite 2D (between 25th and 26th Ave in East Oakland) at 6:30AM. For any questions, email … Continued
Oakland Airport and Food Workers Strike 2:00 pm
Oakland Airport and Food Workers Strike @ Oakland Airport, Terminal 2
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 31 @ 2:00 am
80 Oakland Airport food and retail workers will walk off the job tomorrow morning to protest unfair labor practices by their employer Host International. We’ve been in negotiations with Host for a year, and the company’s most recent proposals would gut our contract–drastically reducing vacation and sick days; eliminating pensions, paid meal breaks, and even overtime pay on shifts longer than eight hours; cutting pay for new hires and freezing longtime workers’ wages for five years; and removing workers from the union’s affordable health insurance plan. Come down and join … Continued
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Defense of the Berkeley Post Office Press Conference, Music and Rally 6:30 pm
Defense of the Berkeley Post Office Press Conference, Music and Rally @ Berkeley Post Office
Aug 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
11:30 AM: Press Conference. Find out the truth of what happened Wednesday evening, not the lies reported by the Berkeley Police and regurgitated by the press. 12:00 PM: MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC! Featuring Anne Feeney, folk musician, singer-songwriter, and political activist. 1:00 PM: Rally & Teach-in. Dave Welsh will talk about the history the Postal Labor Union Movement. Also see our Message From the Berkeley Post Office Defenders about the raid on Wednesday.52403
InfoDay CryptoParty – Protect Yourself Online WORKSHOP & PANEL 7:00 pm
InfoDay CryptoParty – Protect Yourself Online WORKSHOP & PANEL @ Bay Area Public School - Sudo Room
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 1 @ 1:00 am
@ the Bay Area Public School and SUDO Room 2141 Broadway (Enter on 22nd) OAKLAND, just 2 blocks from 19th St. BART!on SATURDAY 8/31!! The Summer School 2013 day on: INFORMATION 12-3pm: CRYPTOPARTY! Bring & secure your laptop/phone in a hands-on session! Yes!! Also, from 12-1pm: Free wonderful YOGA for those who don’t need to cryptoparty, by the wonderful Lisa Light! 3-6pm: LIGHTNING TALKS, WALKABOUT, and DISCUSSION: 3pm Introduction / Emerging Technologies of Oppression and Liberation by David Keenan (Bay Area Public School) 3:15 “Understanding ‘Big Data’” by Andrew Ahn … Continued
No War With Syria Oakland 12:00 pm
No War With Syria Oakland @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
We are demanding that the United States government not start a hypocritical and destructive war against #Syria. Join us at Oscar Grant Plaza this Saturday August 31st, starting at 12 noon. We need to show the fierce opposition against US imperialism that exists in our nation! This protest will last as long as people feel willing to make it last. Facebook event & RSVP52459
Strike Debt Bay Area: Ideas Into Action! 3:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Ideas Into Action! @ Applied Research Center
Aug 31 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 31 @ 5:30 pm
The press has been overflowing with reports on exploding student debt, and the payday lending industry is under increasing public scrutiny. Strike Debt Bay Area has OCCUPIED THE BERKELEY POST OFFICE to oppose privatization in coalition with Berkeley activists, and City College of San Francisco is under attack by privatizers. Join Strike Debt Bay Area on Saturday, August 31th for our next Ideas Into Action meeting. We will be discussing our ongoing big action at the Berkeley Post Office, and planning continuations or followup actions. Also student debt resistance in … Continued