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Banner-Holding Rally Against Napolitano 6:00 pm
Banner-Holding Rally Against Napolitano @ Upper Sproul Plaza
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
As head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Janet Napolitano implemented programs such as Secure communities and 287g which have deported almost 2 million undocumented immigrants. Her only background on education is getting rid of in-state tuition for undocumented youth in Arizona. We’ll be having a rally on Tuesday at 11:00AM on Upper Sproul to protest Napolitano’s nomination. At 12:00PM students from the Multicultural coalition are going to meet with Napolitano and present their demands. It’s important that we show that we are one! Napolitano thinks this will be … Continued
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Oakland City Council: Defeat Urban Shield Funding! 1:30 am
Oakland City Council: Defeat Urban Shield Funding! @ Oakland City Hall, City Council Chambers
Oct 2 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am
From October 25th -28th, 2013 in Oakland, California, Urban Shield – a trade show and training exercise for SWAT teams and police- will bring together more than 150 local, state, federal, int’l and private sector partners and defense contractors. Urban Shield has taken place over the past six years, and is hosted by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. Last week at the city of Oakland’s public safety meeting, community groups challenged the notion of funding for Urban Shield – being hidden in the language and process, by requesting a mere … Continued
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Solidarity CampOut at The Albany Bulb 1:00 am
Solidarity CampOut at The Albany Bulb @ Albany Bulb (Buchanan west of I80)
Oct 3 @ 1:00 am – 6:45 am
To prevent the eviction of its current residents and explore solutions. POTLUCK + DOCUMENTARY SCREENING. Bring your own water, camping gear, and love of the land.52723
Public Hearing to Save the Berkeley Post Office! 2:00 am
Public Hearing to Save the Berkeley Post Office! @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Oct 3 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
The Berkeley Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing on a proposed Zoning Ordinance that would preclude the downtown Berkeley Historic District (which includes the Post Office building) from being used for commericial purposes. While this sounds incredibly boring it is also very important. The Post Office is very scared about the potential for this ordinance to inhibit their imminent sale of the the 2000 Allston Way Post Office building to private developers. Come make your voice heard for a strong zoning ordinance, against the sale of the Post … Continued
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The Untold Story of Oscar Grant’s Father 1:00 am
The Untold Story of Oscar Grant’s Father @ Student Center, Laney College
Oct 4 @ 1:00 am – 3:30 am
As millions around the country flock to theaters to watch the acclaimed film, ‘Fruitvale Station’, there is little said about the role of Oscar Grant’s father in his life. But stepping forward for the first time to tell this tale is Oscar Grant’s cousin, Samuel Morris, who will discuss the wrongful imprisonment of Oscar Grant’s father for the past 27 years and the outrage felt by many who see an innocent relative held behind bars while the man who clearly murdered Oscar walks free after a miniscule 11 month jail … Continued
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity 5:00 pm
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity @ Outside Jerry Brown's condo.
Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
People will be staffing a table with information about California solitary confinement conditions in solidarity with the suspended prisoners’ hunger strike. Come on down and hang out and help pass out literature.52574
Support the ACAC 19! 7:00 pm
Support the ACAC 19! @ San Francisco Courthouse
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Your support is needed, all out for a critical day for the ACAC 19: anti-colonial, anti-capitalist comrades arrested last Columbus Day weekend in San Francisco. All Out for a Settlement Hearing on Friday, October 4th! All 19 defendants have been ordered to appear at a “settlement hearing” on Friday, October 4 at 850 Bryant St., Department 23. Rally at noon on the steps and fill the courtroom for the hearing immediately following. This will be a key moment where the case could be settled – let’s pack the court and … Continued
100% Ceasefire: First Friday in Oakland 5:00 pm
100% Ceasefire: First Friday in Oakland @ Oakland Police HQ
Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
We will read the names of those killed by police in Northern California. We remember. Please join us. Stand against systemic racism and violence that cost us the lives of too many young black and brown men causing long-lasting, detrimental affects on all our communities. The Interfaith Tent for Justice grieves with all victims of violence and their families. Whether victims of drone attacks, bombings, torture, oppression, gang shootings, domestic violence, rape culture, systemic racism, or increased violence from police and security forces, we stand with you. No one is … Continued
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First Friday: Justice 4 Alan Blueford. 12:00 am
First Friday: Justice 4 Alan Blueford. @ JAB Headquarters
Oct 5 @ 12:00 am – 4:00 am
Come check out the Justice 4 Alan Blueford table as we interact with the readily available masses of people, spreading the word about JAB’s upcoming work & direction, which is to: •continuing to raise awareness about what Masso did to Alan & the associated coordinated cover-up • mounting a campaign demanding Kamala Harris to prosecute Masso • opposing Gallo’s proposed youth curfew • educate the community & help build JAB’s base of support • spread the word about Oct 22nd–National Anti-Police Brutality Day. • standing in solidarity w/local labor struggles … Continued
First Fridays in the Plaza! Art Out! 12:00 am
First Fridays in the Plaza! Art Out! @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 5 @ 12:00 am – 5:00 am
The ONYX Organizing Committee, Healthy Hoodz, Young Oakland, oakland artists, cultural workers and families invite you to continue cultural resistance in the plaza! OCTOBER ART OUT! FROM COLUMBUS, TO OAKLAND TO SYRIA Full description of the event on Facebook & RSVP. WHY 14TH AND BROADWAY/OSCAR GRANT PLAZA? A town plaza is a central meeting place for the people of the community. OG Plaza is our town center, our neutral meeting place for free speech and public dialouge. it was the epicenter of a bay area youth movement in the ’90s … Continued
Debt Into Space 3:00 am
Debt Into Space @ Royal Nonesuch Gallery
Oct 5 @ 3:00 am – 4:00 am
The Debt2Space Program is going to be shooting debt to space, (aiming to break through this debt ceiling) quickly and nicely. Your debt will be turned into a sonic material (when you scream about it) and the recording will be mixed and put onto a record with other screams from other people with financial hardships. This record will be played at various radio stations across the US. The radio waves will arrive at or near the sun in about 8 minutes from the time the DJ plays them, allowing the … Continued
Suds, Snacks and Socialism: Peace & Freedom Presents ‘You R Not A Loan!’ 9:00 pm
Suds, Snacks and Socialism: Peace & Freedom Presents ‘You R Not A Loan!’ @ Starry Plough Pub
Oct 5 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
The Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party and Movement presents You Are Not A Loan Strike Debt Bay Area As individuals, families, and communities, most of us are drowning in debt for the basic things we need to live, including housing, education, and health care. All of us are affected by predatory lending and the effects of speculative Wall Street gambling. Our essential public services are cut because our cities and towns are held hostage by the same big banks that have been bailed out by our government. All of … Continued
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OCCUPY FORUM PRESENTS “The Struggle for Free Speech at CCNY, 1931-42″ with Carol Smith 6:00 pm
OCCUPY FORUM PRESENTS “The Struggle for Free Speech at CCNY, 1931-42″ with Carol Smith @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Presentation will include police surveillance photos, cartoons and graphics documenting the student and faculty activism at the City College of NY spawned by the Depression and the rise of fascism in Europe. This activism brought repeated crackdowns by the administration and culminated in the dismissal of 50 CCNY faculty & staff — the largest academic purge in US history. 52936
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Rally to Save Albany Bulb! MARCH and CAMPOUT on Solano Avenue! 1:00 am
Rally to Save Albany Bulb! MARCH and CAMPOUT on Solano Avenue! @ Albany City Hall
Oct 8 @ 1:00 am – 6:45 am
Party/Street Party The City of Albany plans on evicting the residents of the Albany Bulb sometime this month. The Albany Bulb is home to over sixty residents who have made the Bulb a home and a community like nothing else in the Bay Area. If evicted, the residents of the Bulb will have no where to go but the streets of Albany, a city with next to no support for its homeless. Rally at the Albany City Council this Monday at 6:00pm! At 6:30 we will participate in the public … Continued
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Speak Out for Lynne Stewart 12:00 am
Speak Out for Lynne Stewart @ Diane Feinstein's San Francisco Office
Oct 9 @ 12:00 am – 1:30 am
Lynne Stewart’s burthday is October 8th and rallies, vigils and speak outs will be held throughout the country. In the Bay Area, we will gather at 5 p.m. and speak out from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. outside the offices of Senator Dianne Feinstein, Market and Montgomery in San Francisco. Our goal continues to be to win compassionate release for our fellow Guild member, who is suffering from cancer and turning 74 years old. Senator Feinstein has a unique role to play as a member of the Judiciary Committee. There are … Continued
Unity Rally to Stop Attacks on BART Workers 12:00 am
Unity Rally to Stop Attacks on BART Workers @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 9 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am
No Concessions for BART workers! Fight union-busting! Stop Scabbing! BART managers want to provoke a strike when the 60-day “cooling off period” ends at midnight on Oct. 10 and blame it on the transit unions. Thousands of other Bay Area workers are working without a contract. All out on Oct. 10! BART is threatening to run scab trains and unleash cops to protect strikebreakers. We can’t allow this vicious anti-labor attack to prevail in the San Francisco Bay Area, a union stronghold! Defend George Figueroa, former ATU strike coordinator. Demand … Continued
The Prisoner-led Movement to End Solitary Confinement Continues! 6:30 pm
The Prisoner-led Movement to End Solitary Confinement Continues! @ State Capitol
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 10 @ 12:00 am
All Out to Sacramento Wednesday October 9! 11:30 am: Opening Rally 1:00-3:30 pm: California Public Safety Hearings on Solitary Confinement & Human Rights 4:00 pm: Closing Rally During their historic 60-day hunger strike, California prisoners were able to endure incredible violence from prison administrators and garner international support for their cause. As a result, on October 9, California’s Public Safety Committee will hold the first of several promised hearings to address and take action around solitary confinement and human rights abuses in California prisons. Former prisoners, loved ones, lawyers, experts … Continued
The Egyptian Crisis: A Personal Account and a Report Back. 11:00 pm
The Egyptian Crisis: A Personal Account and a Report Back. @ 120 Latimer Hall
Oct 9 @ 11:00 pm – Oct 10 @ 12:30 am
Almost three years have passed since the events that led to the ousting of Hosni Mubarak after 30 years of autocratic rule. In her talk, Shimaa Helmy, a young human rights activist, will give a first-hand account of the unfolding crisis in Egypt, the state of human rights and media activists, and will offer some insight into what is next for Egypt. The event is hosted by: HASS Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. Event cosponsors: Center for African Studies and Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley … Continued
Low Wage Capitalism by Fred Goldstein: A Class. 6:30 pm
Low Wage Capitalism by Fred Goldstein: A Class. @ Workers World Offices, Oakland
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
What the new globalized, high-tech imperialism means for the class struggle in the U.S. Facebook event & RSVP.52891
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Chalkupy!! Chalkupy Celebrates the 2nd Anniversary of the Occupy Oakland Encampment. 8:00 pm
Chalkupy!! Chalkupy Celebrates the 2nd Anniversary of the Occupy Oakland Encampment. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Chalkupy!! Chalkupy Celebrates the 2nd Anniversary of the Occupy Oakland Encampment. @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
This beautiful poster by Sandy Sanders will be Chalkupied! 2nd Anniversary activities will commence an hour later. 52933
2nd Anniversary of the Occupy Oakland encampment 9:00 pm
2nd Anniversary of the Occupy Oakland encampment @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Oct 10 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 11 @ 5:00 am
2nd Anniversary of the Occupy Oakland encampment @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater  | Oakland | California | United States
What’s Up?. Come join comrades. Talk. Reflect. Enjoy. Music. Speakers. Food will be served, and movies will be shown as soon as it gets dark. Other activities as they develop! Read an article with more details on the Anniversary Party here. Theme. Solidarity with the 60 day California Prisoners’ Hunger Strike and the 60 hour Solidarity Fast by two OO participants, opposition to solitary confinement, privatization of prisons and the rest of our commons. Schedule. 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Music by Rocker T, JuJu, Street Black, TMac and possibly … Continued
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Meetup to support BART Strikers if the BART Strike happens. 1:00 pm
Meetup to support BART Strikers if the BART Strike happens. @ West Oakland Bart
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 12 @ 1:00 am
BART workers could go out on strike at 12:01 AM Friday, October 11th. BART management may attempt to run BART trains between West Oakland and Embarcadero. Sponsored by the Transit Workers Support Committee.52946
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Bum’s Paradise Screening and Action Against Sierra Club’s Pro Albany Bulb Eviction Policy 1:30 am
Bum’s Paradise Screening and Action Against Sierra Club’s Pro Albany Bulb Eviction Policy @ Sierra Club offices
Oct 12 @ 1:30 am – 4:30 am
On Friday at 6:30 pm we will be screening “Bum’s Paradise”, a documentary about the Albany Bulb, outside the Sierra Club’s bi-monthly “Green Friday” event. The Sierra Club is pushing a project on the land that would result in the eviction of the Bulb’s 60+ residents. Our screening will demonstrate to the Sierra Club that there is public support for the continued existence of the Bulb. Food will be provided but bring blankets, folding chairs, mats, and warm clothing to stay warm! “Bums’ Paradise is a 53-minute documentary that depicts … Continued
March Against Monsanto. March Across the Golden Gate. 6:00 pm
March Against Monsanto. March Across the Golden Gate. @ Golden Gate Bridge Plaza
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come to the Plaza at 11 am … park below … carpool … take the bus … bike … get dropped off … whatever way you can get there come join us! More info & RSVP.52885
CopBlock: Police Accountability Tour Stop. 9:00 pm
CopBlock: Police Accountability Tour Stop. @ 16th St. Bart
Oct 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
The Police Accountability Tour, on the road from mid-August until December, will maximize police accountability by facilitating connections and collaboration among those who know that badges don’t grant extra rights, and through skill sharing and the capturing and dissemination of relevant content. This tour will help further connect individuals involved with Cop Block, Cop Watch, and Peaceful Streets groups as well as all police-watching groups and people around the world, so we can together advance a reality free from institutionalized violence. On Saturday, Oct. 12th we’ll have a meetup and … Continued
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Come out on SUNDAY to the Gill Tract Farm for a Community Field Day! 5:00 pm
Come out on SUNDAY to the Gill Tract Farm for a Community Field Day!
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Come out on SUNDAY to the Gill Tract Farm for a Community Field Day!
Come out on SUNDAY to the Gill Tract Farm for a Community Field Day! THIS SUNDAY:  Oct 13th, 10am-4pm. For the first time, a community event is being planned between the College of Natural Resources and a coalition of community groups (which includes Occupy the Farm), to discuss what we’d like to see happen on the Gill Tract!  1.5 Acres has been allocated for the project, so come check it out and let’s brainstorm!   SCHEDULE 10:00 Opening Ceremony 10:10 Welcome! Glenda Humiston,USDA Rural Development California State Director Keith Gilless, Dean, UC Berkeley College of … Continued
Occupy the Farm: Family Day and Community Forum at the Gill Tract. 5:00 pm
Occupy the Farm: Family Day and Community Forum at the Gill Tract. @ Gill Tract (Jackson & Ahlone entrance)
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
10:00 AM – Open Field. Play, Check out workshops. 12:00 Noon – Lunch & bakeoff. 1:00 PM – Storytelling. 2:00 PM – Community Forum. Share ideas for next season’s projects. Facebook page and color poster.52632
Using Eminent Domain to Prevent Foreclosures in Richmond: A Talk by Mike Parker. 5:00 pm
Using Eminent Domain to Prevent Foreclosures in Richmond: A Talk by Mike Parker. @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Mike Parker will give an overview of the innovative program, “Richmond CARES”, which was proposed by Richmond’s Green Mayor Gayle McLaughlin to use the City’s power of eminent domain to benefit underwater homeowners. Mike Parker is an organizer with Richmond Progressive Alliance. He is the editor of RPA’s website and newsletter. RPA works with the Mayor and Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) in the program to stop blight, keep neighborhoods stable, stop foreclosures, and increase community wealth. Topics to be discussed include: – What is Richmond CARES? – … Continued
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Capitalism is Broken: Can We Workers Win Something Better. 6:30 pm
Capitalism is Broken: Can We Workers Win Something Better. @ First Christian Church
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Discussion sponsored by the ISO. There are many specters haunting Oakland–from BART managers who care more about beating the union than running the trains to police harassment, from low wages and lost jobs to drug war violence. For young people looking for work, as for homeowners struggling to pay mortgages, capitalism offers only bad choices. Democratic politicians we elect, like Republicans, pay more attention to the rich who give them money than to our real needs, while most of us don’t even theoretically have a say in how real estate … Continued
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Occupy Forum: Brutal and Unequal 1:00 am
Occupy Forum: Brutal and Unequal @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Oct 15 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
Brutal and Unequal: Disruption, Precarity and the New Tech Boom with Darwin Bond-Graham and Ryan Smith “The tech sector,” said sociologist and writer Darwin Bond-Graham, “has obtained a strategic power over the rest of the economy … Flows of income and distributions of wealth have been equally transformed by the rise of the tech-centric economy, as by the rise of finance.” The ideology of the new tech boom is disruption, “a code word for forms of sabotage that benefit a few monopolizing corporations,” Bond-Graham said. A key to fighting back … Continued
Let’s Up the Pay, East Bay! 6:45 pm
Let’s Up the Pay, East Bay! @ Wendy's
Oct 15 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Rally with Fast Food Workers as we hold Fast Food companies accountable! While the fast food industry makes billions in profits, hard-working fast food workers are struggling to afford their basic needs like food, clothing and rent, and often rely on public assistance. Fast food companies rely on the fact that taxpayers will pick up the slack for their low wages. This is outrageous. Let’s hold fast food companies accountable.52971
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Day of Solidarity With the Colombian Resistance 7:00 pm
Day of Solidarity With the Colombian Resistance @ Consulado de Colombia
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
End all U.S. military aid to Colombia, and close the U.S. military bases Repeal the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade agreement End the Repression of the Agrarian, Labor and Popular Movements! Free Hubert Ballesteros; unionist, peasant rights and peace activist! Support negotiations with Colombian popular movements Stop the exploitation of Colombian human and natural resources by U.S. corporations, including Chiquita, Drummond, and Monsanto Colombia has suffered from mass repression, poverty, and displacement, among other things, for many years but the resistance has grown and unified. After a long peasant movement in Catatumbo … Continued
SUPPORT JUSTICE FOR KAYLA MOORE! Press Conference & Rally. 11:00 pm
SUPPORT JUSTICE FOR KAYLA MOORE! Press Conference & Rally. @ Veteran's Memorial Bldg
Oct 16 @ 11:00 pm – Oct 17 @ 12:00 am
SUPPORT JUSTICE FOR KAYLA MOORE! Copwatch to Release Findings of People’s Investigation PEOPLE’S INVESTIGATION REPORT FINDS BERKELEY POLICE AND INADEQUATE POLICIES RESPONSIBLE FOR IN-CUSTODY DEATH. Press Conference and Rally Demand that Police Review Commission to hold Special Hearing into the Death Of Kayla Moore. According to a detailed report just released by a People’s Investigation, the in-custody death of Xavier Christopher Moore never should have happened. A coalition of groups and individuals will convene in front of the Police Review Commission offices on Wednesday October 16th at 4pm to submit … Continued
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Stop Deportations: Urgent Day of Action. 10:00 pm
Stop Deportations: Urgent Day of Action. @ Sydney Walton Square
Oct 17 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 18 @ 12:00 am
While Congress shuts down the Government and delays immigration reform, our communities continue to be terrorized by ICE. Stop the unjust detentions and deportations. Tweet announcing the event. 53193
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Protest Gov. Jerry Brown’s Environmental Award! 12:30 am
Protest Gov. Jerry Brown’s Environmental Award! @ Parc 55 Hotel
Oct 18 @ 12:30 am – 2:00 am
*He signed SB 4, which will frack up CA *He supports the Delta tunnels diverting water to Big Ag and Big Oil *He refuses to reject REDD carbon credits, which will devastate indigenous communities around the world. On Oct. 17, Governor Jerry Brown is being given the Right Stuff environmental award by the Blue Green Alliance. Brown just gutted and signed SB4 which will ramp up fracking in the state. He has declared war on CEQA, the environmental review law that is our last resort against polluters. And he is … Continued
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness with Michelle Alexander 2:30 am
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness with Michelle Alexander @ Nourse theater
Oct 18 @ 2:30 am – 4:30 am
California Institute for Integral Studies Presents a Lecture by Michelle Alexander. Michelle Alexander is breaking the silence about racial injustice in the American legal system. In her book, The New Jim Crow, she explores the cultural biases that still exist, and how segregation has been replaced by mass incarceration. Currently there are more African Americans in prison than were enslaved in 1850. She blames the drug war for many of these, as people are then labeled as felons and stuck in an endless cycle of discrimination. How can they improve … Continued
BART Workers Rally 12:00 pm
BART Workers Rally @ Lake Merritt Bart
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday, Noon Rally Lake Merritt Facebook Page & RSVP. BART Command Station Opens at Midnight, 100 Oak Street 510-350-4568 BART Hotline 510-350-455053271
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Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity 12:00 am
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity @ Outside Jerry Brown's condo.
Oct 19 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
People will be staffing a table with information about California solitary confinement conditions in solidarity with the suspended prisoners’ hunger strike. Come on down and hang out and help pass out literature. 53179
Call for BART Worker Supporters. 12:00 am
Call for BART Worker Supporters. @ Port of Oakland, Piers 30-32, out beyond Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
Oct 19 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am
All supporters of the BART workers and the right to picket please assemble at Piers 30-32 at 5 pm. Also a tweet: lauren riot ‏@laurenriot #BARTstrike support action at 5pm is MOVED! Instead of West O #BART meet at Berths 30-32/Middle Harbor Park for Port of O action! Here is a map of the port. Here’s an account of what’s happened: There was a successful picket line this morning called by striking members of ATU 1555 (with supporters from other unions and TWSC ) Members of ILWU 10 honored the … Continued
UN Official Juan Mendez: The Intersection of Solitary Confinement and Human Rights. 1:00 am
UN Official Juan Mendez: The Intersection of Solitary Confinement and Human Rights. @ UC Campus: Valley Life Sciences Building, RM 2060
Oct 19 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am
United Nations special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Juan Mendez will engage with families of incarcerated prisoners in solitary confinement, students, faculty, and advocates/allies to explore: Is solitary confinement as practiced by the California Department of Corrections cruel punishment and torture? This unofficial visit by Mr. Mendez, who has spoken out publicly about the use of solitary confinement in California prisons, presents an opportunity to engage all campus and community in a dialogue around the use of solitary confinement in our state’s prisons. … Continued
The Great Postal Strike: Talk by labor activist David Welsh. 2:00 am
The Great Postal Strike: Talk by labor activist David Welsh. @ OutofLine Social Space (near Adeline & 45th)
Oct 19 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am
The Great 1970 Postal Strike, which shut down the mail system throughout the United States for the better part of a week. This biggest Wildcat Strike in US history resulted in big gains for postal workers – from poverty-level job to a decent job. What were the conditions that gave rise to the strike? What are the lessons for today? Talk by postal union activist David Welsh, and a short film about the 1970 Postal Strike. 53216
FUKUSHIMA IS HERE 6:00 pm
FUKUSHIMA IS HERE @ Ocean Beach
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
More info & RSVP. On October 19th, hundreds of people will align their bodies to create a human mural spelling out “FUKUSHIMA IS HERE” and then be photographed from the air. We want you with us. We will arrange ourselves in 100-foot tall lettering. Our aim is to bring awareness to the continuing damage and mismanagement of Fukushima nuclear power plant. Please arrive in the vicinity by 10:45 a.m. Helicopter overhead at noon sharp. Event finished by approx 12:15. BRING: A blanket or tarp to lie down on while we … Continued
Global Frackdown II 7:00 pm
Global Frackdown II @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stand up for your air, water, climate and community. The Global Frackdown will unite concerned citizens everywhere for a day of action, calling for a ban on fracking across the globe. More info. Global Frackdown website.53222
New Documentary: The Battle for Oscar Grant Plaza. 3:00 pm
New Documentary: The Battle for Oscar Grant Plaza. @ New Parkway Theatre
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm
THE BATTLE FOR OSCAR GRANT PLAZA is a short documentary by Jacob Crawford about how the City of Oakland and its Police tried to shut down the budding “Occupy Wall Street” movement, turning downtown Oakland into a teargas filled war zone and injuring numerous people. Police video obtained in discovery in the National Lawyers Guild’s successful lawsuit and interviews with activists and journalists about their experiences, tell the real story of the disastrous Fall, 2011, police actions that pushed the troubled OPD to the brink of federal receivership. Co-produced by … Continued
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Low Wage Capitalism: 2nd in a series of Three Classes. 1:30 am
Low Wage Capitalism: 2nd in a series of Three Classes. @ Workers World Offices, Oakland (#411, ring buzzer)
Oct 20 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am
What the new globalized, high-tech imperialism means for the class struggle in the U.S. http://www.lowwagecapitalism.com/ 2nd in series of three classes We will cover section 2 of 3 this week. If you missed session 1, no worries, you’ll be able to follow the discussion with no problem. Facebook event & RSVP.53301
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Port Truckers Port Shutdown 12:00 pm
Port Truckers Port Shutdown @ Port of Oakland
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet at Berth 58, the SSA Terminal, at 5:00 AM!! Port Truck Drivers have self organized and voted to shut down the port of Oakland on Monday morning at 5am! Solidarity requested! Support these workers who have been taking it on the chin and are fighting back! From an email: Yesterday a group of about 100 Port truck drivers voted unanimously to picket/strike/protest/shutdown the port on Monday morning at 5am. Facebook page: More info & RSVP. An Open Letter to the Community From the Port Truckers. IMPORTANT LOGISTICS INFORMATION: There … Continued
Solidarity Picket, Assembly & Potluck for BART Workers and Port Truckers. 9:00 pm
Solidarity Picket, Assembly & Potluck for BART Workers and Port Truckers. @ West Oakland Bart
Oct 21 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Facebook event & RSVP. PORT TRUCKERS AND SUPPORTERS WILL BE SHUTTING DOWN AN SSA TERMINAL OF THE PORT MEETING TOMORROW @ 5 AM – SSA BERTH 57. https://www.facebook.com/events/536144669809976/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming AFTER THAT WE WILL BE RE-CONVERGING AT 2 PM AT WEST OAKLAND BART FOR THE SOLIDARITY PICKET, POTLUCK AND ASSEMBLY TO ORGANIZE THE 5 PM PICKET OF THE SSA TERMINAL http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news%2Flocal%2Feast_bay&id=9294329 Solidarity Picket for BART Workers Strike and Assembly for Port Truckers! FREE STORE, ASSEMBLY AND POTLUCK AT WEST OAKLAND BART EVERY DAY OF THE STRIKE @ 2 PM THIS EVENT IS … Continued
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OCCUPY FORUM: The Fight for Homeless Rights 1:00 am
OCCUPY FORUM: The Fight for Homeless Rights @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Oct 22 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
Occupy Forum Presents The Fight for Homeless Rights with: Paul Boden – WRAP [Western Regional Advocacy Project]; founder of the SF Coalition on Homelessness and long-time organizer, hell-raiser, writer and inspiration for poor and homeless people like himself in their visionary and practical fight for civil rights and social transformation – speaking on the California Homeless Bill of Rights and homeless-led organizing in California and the West Mike Zint – longtime OccupySF organizer and strong presence and force in the 24-hour Occupy at Bradley Manning Plaza and 101 Market; organizer … Continued
Albany Bulb March Against Eviction, Followed by Speaking at City Council 1:30 am
Albany Bulb March Against Eviction, Followed by Speaking at City Council @ Albany Bulb, Albany City Council
Oct 22 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am
Attend the Albany city council meeting on Monday, October 21st and tell them to delay the evictions until permanent, affordable housing exists. March from the Albany Bulb (1 Buchanan Street) at 6:30 to the city council meeting, which starts at 7:30. 53223
Busses Leave For Sacramento: National Day of Protest Against Police Violence. 3:00 pm
Busses Leave For Sacramento: National Day of Protest Against Police Violence. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A message from Oscar Grant’s uncle, Cephus Johnson: If you are planning to go to Sacramento for National day against police brutality, repression, and criminalization of a generation, there will be a 45 seat bus at Oscar Grant Plaza at 8:00-8:30 am departing at 09:00 am. This is a free bus ride there and back, First come first serve until bus is full. Get their early to secure your FREE ride. More info.53343
Oakland Protest: Stop Police Brutality, Repression and Criminalization of a Generation. 11:30 pm
Oakland Protest: Stop Police Brutality, Repression and Criminalization of a Generation. @ Fruitvale Bart Station Plaza
Oct 22 @ 11:30 pm – Oct 23 @ 12:30 am
If you can’t make it to Sacramento on this 18th annual day of protest, you can still take action. Wear Black! Hoodies Up! If you couldn’t sleep when the verdict of Trayvon Martin’s killer came down… If you burn with anger or agony living in such a society… 52796
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Final Planning & Banner&Poster Making for Facing Urban Shield Action. 6:30 pm
Final Planning & Banner&Poster Making for Facing Urban Shield Action. @ Oakland Peace Center
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The countdown is on, just three days left til our big day! There’s already been a lot of media attention. We have had interviews with the Oakland Tribune, Oakland North, tomorrow on Hard Knock, Thurs on Kpfa’s Morning Show and several other local publications. Now we just need to finalize some last minute logistical plans. We have a meeting Wednesday where we’ll make posters, and the banner, at the Oakland Peace Center at 6:30 tomorrow… so please bring any cardboard and/or supplies you have lying around. Noura, Lynn and Ali … Continued
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Justice for Kayla (Xavier) Moore 2:00 am
Justice for Kayla (Xavier) Moore @ South Berkeley Senior Center (just a few blocks from the Ashby Bart)
Oct 24 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am
Berkeley Copwatch has collected enough signatures to require the Berkeley Police Review Commission to hold a Special Meeting to hear from the public their concerns about what went wrong when Kayla died in police custody. Please Come to the next Police Review Commission Meeting! Read the just released People’s Investigation: In-Custody Death of Kayla Moore.53224
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Take Back the Plaza! #O25 Discussion, potluck, march, vigil 3:00 pm
Take Back the Plaza! #O25 Discussion, potluck, march, vigil @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 25 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 9:30 am
During the early hours of October 25, 2011, hundreds of violent police officers stormed into Occupy Oakland’s home base at Oscar Grant Plaza, near city hall, to evict protesters & to remove their belongings. 96 of our comrades were arrested after the cops used tear gas, flash-bang grenades and less-than-lethal munitions to subdue the crowd. Occupy Oakland’s spirit was not damaged, we were emboldened and radicalized as thousands returned that afternoon to stand up and fight back. Unforgettably, so did the p…olice. The battle for the plaza went on into … Continued
Urban Shield Day of Protest 4:00 pm
Urban Shield Day of Protest @ Marriott Hotel
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 1:00 am
Urban Shield Day of Protest @ Marriott Hotel | Oakland | California | United States
Join the demonstrations against “Urban Shield,” a war game and weapons show that will be held in the Bay Area from October 25th-28th. This convention brings together more than 150 local, state, federal, international and private sector partners defined as “first responders” to “critical events” in “our high-threat, high-density urban area.” They includes human rights violators such as police departments from BART’s to Bahrain’s, together with private security corporations and weapons manufacturers. Join the Facing Urban Shield Action Network on October 25 to confront the weapons manufacturers and the local … Continued
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Rally Against Police Violence: Facing Urban Shield and OO. 12:00 am
Rally Against Police Violence: Facing Urban Shield and OO. @ Marriott Hotel, then Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 26 @ 12:00 am – 4:00 am
Rally Against Police Violence: Facing Urban Shield and OO. @ Marriott Hotel, then Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
It will be two years to the day since Oakland Police tear-gassed, beat and dragged Occupiers from Oscar Grant Plaza, then later in the day shot Scott Olsen in the head with a bean-bag round and then flash-bang-grenaded his rescuers. Join Urban Shield protesters and Occupy Oakland peeps at a rally at the Marriott Hotel to protest the Urban Shield convention – aka warrior cops loose on our streets. Urban Shield promotes the use of so-called “non-lethal weapons” against peaceful protesters, the same weapons that nearly killed Scott Olsen and … Continued
Solidarity Against Police Violence at Oscar Grant Plaza. 1:30 am
Solidarity Against Police Violence at Oscar Grant Plaza. @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Oct 26 @ 1:30 am – 4:00 am
Solidarity Against Police Violence at Oscar Grant Plaza. @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater | Oakland | California | United States
See Urban Shield Day of Protest and Rally Against Police Violence: Facing Urban Shield and OO for events happening earlier in the day and more details. Gather at OGP for food and serious discussion about police violence. We will be showing “The Battle For Oscar Grant Plaza.” A new documentary by Jacob Crawford about 025 and N2, 2011, after it gets dark. Food provided will be limited. We are asking those that can to please bring a dish, salad or dessert. (aka pot-luck)53176
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ONYX: Feed the People Day! 8:00 pm
ONYX: Feed the People Day! @ Defemery (Lil' Bobby Hutton) Park
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
ONYX Organizing committee is once again doing are FTP program on October 27th. We will be taking donations.You will able to donate if you wish. We would also love if you are low on monetary funds volunteer. We will be handing out bag lunches and hygiene products. Help help the homeless by helping us hand these basic necessities out to the under privileged. We are also looking for people that do not mind interacting with people having conversations. handing out political and community information. Facebook event & RSVP. 52873
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Emergency Rally Monday in SF: Governor Brown, Climate Leaders Don’t Frack 10:00 pm
Emergency Rally Monday in SF: Governor Brown, Climate Leaders Don’t Frack @ Cisco-Meraki
Oct 28 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Fracking for dirty oil in California is a major threat to our climate. Yet, Governor Brown–an advocate of action to avert catastrophic climate change–has given Big Oil a green light to frack our Golden State. We just learned that on Monday, Gov. Brown will be in San Francisco to sign a climate change agreement with the governors of Washington and Oregon and the British Columbia Premier. Will you join MoveOn members and our allies with Californians Against Fracking for an emergency rally outside the signing ceremony to tell Gov. Brown: … Continued
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March & Vigil for Andy Lopez – 13 Year Old Gunned Down by Sheriff’s Deputies in Santa Rosa 7:00 pm
March & Vigil for Andy Lopez – 13 Year Old Gunned Down by Sheriff’s Deputies in Santa Rosa @ Santa Rosa Junior College
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
STOP THE KILLING! STOP THE LIES. ANDY LOPEZ DID NOT HAVE TO DIE! Facebook event & RSVP. The march will have 2 meeting places. At 12pm, people can either meet at The Old Court House Square or Santa Rosa Junior College. Those that choose to go to the Court House will begin marching to the SRJC at 1 pm. Those that choose to protest at the SRJC will meet at 12 and rally while they await the arrival of those marching from the Old Court House Square. Once the two … Continued
Wells Fargo Spreads Cash, Our Communities Lose 11:00 pm
Wells Fargo Spreads Cash, Our Communities Lose @ Wells Fargo HQ
Oct 29 @ 11:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 12:00 am
Press Conference and Action to release a report, titled “Wells Fargo Spreads Cash, Our Communities Lose: How Wells Fargo’s Political Spending Harms California Communities” highlights the millions spent by Wells Fargo to influence legislation and lobby politicians to keep the current property tax system. This is revenue that should go towards funding our schools and vital public services. Join ACCE Home Defenders as we deliver the report to Wells Fargo Headquarters in Downtown San Francisco.53550
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“Default” Screening & Panel Discussion at City College of SF 12:30 am
“Default” Screening & Panel Discussion at City College of SF @ Multi-Use Building Room 140
Oct 30 @ 12:30 am – 2:00 am
CCSF Student Labor Action Project (SLAP) will be hosting a screening of “Default” and a panel discussion on student debt for Campus Equity Week! Please join us and spread the word, dinner will be provided! 53548
Screening of “FOR PROFIT,” Discussion and Pizza Party. The For-Profit College Industry. 1:00 am
Screening of “FOR PROFIT,” Discussion and Pizza Party. The For-Profit College Industry. @ Meiklejohn Hall RM 2031, CSU East Bay
Oct 30 @ 1:00 am – 3:30 am
Screening and discussion, with pizza. Meiklejohn Hall 2031 Showing of the film FOR PROFIT, a Solo-Play written & performed by Aaron Calafato. The film version of the performance provides a wonderful opportunity for students, faculty, staff and community members to discuss a wide range of current issues in higher education—not just the for-profit college industry, but also the broader “for profit” mindset towards higher education today that is behind so many problems facing us, our students, and our society’s educational future. followed by discussion and pizza party. Original listing. 53553
STOP VEOLIA UNION BUSTING! HANDS OFF THE BOSTON SCHOOL BUS UNION 5! 6:00 pm
STOP VEOLIA UNION BUSTING! HANDS OFF THE BOSTON SCHOOL BUS UNION 5! @ Veolia's Para-transit Office
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Demonstration. Say NO! to Veolia Union Busting! Defend the Boston School Bus Union 5! More info. STOP VEOLIA UNION BUSTING! HANDS OFF THE BOSTON SCHOOL BUS UNION 5!53561
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HALLOWEEN ACTION at the OAKLAND AIRPORT!! 6:30 pm
HALLOWEEN ACTION at the OAKLAND AIRPORT!! @ Oakland Airport, Terminal 2
Oct 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
HALLOWEEN ACTION at the OAKLAND AIRPORT!! Ghosts and zombies are scary – organizing your workplace shouldn’t be! Non-union fast food workers at the Oakland Airport are fighting for the right to organize without fear. They want their restaurants to sign card check agreements – so they can decide freely whether to join a union, without retaliation or intimidation from their bosses. This Halloween, come stand with them! Costumes not required, but highly encouraged! Featuring face painting and Halloween snacks! For questions or rides, contact Sarah Norr at 510-502-5344 or snorr@unitehere.org. … Continued