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Albany Bulb: A Festival of Resistance!
Albany Bulb: A Festival of Resistance! @ Albany Bulb (Buchanan west of I80)
Dec 1 – Dec 2 all-day
Albany Bulb: A Festival of Resistance! @ Albany Bulb (Buchanan west of I80) | Albany | California | United States
Join us at the Albany Bulb Nov 28 – Dec 1 For a Three Day Solidarity Campout With Worksops, Discussions, Cooking, Networking, Building, Music and Films! Sunday, December 1st: 9am – Morning Meeting/Workshop announcements and proposals – The Amphitheatre 12pm – 3pm – Clean up the Bulb Party. Pick up trash and build things! – The Amphitheatre 2pm -3pm – Live music by Mudfence – The Amphitheatre 4pm – Strategic organizing and discussion to resist eviction. – The Amphitheatre 7pm – Rocking the Foundations Film Screening. (Australian documentary about struggles … Continued
Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting 12:30 pm
Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ by the statues
Dec 1 @ 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
Dec 1 @ 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
March to North County Jail 5:30 am
March to North County Jail @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 1 @ 5:30 am – 7:00 am
Celebrate the New Year by joining comrades in the street on NYE in Oakland, CA: March to North County Jail Bring friends, noisemakers, fireworks Bring the noise to inmates in North County Jail. In solidarity with prisoners and prison rebels across the globe. In honor of fallen comrades. Against prison society. In the spirit of total liberation. All rebels to the streets! Source. 54451
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Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. 2:00 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Dec 3 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office | Berkeley | California | United States
The Postal Service has put the Berkeley Post Office up for sale!! Help us organize a public meeting on Debember 5th about what’s happening with our Post Office! Tree weeks ago the Planning Commission passed on to the Berkeley City a proposed Zoning Ordinance that would make the Post Office property less desirable to potential purchasers of the capitalist variety. We are still waiting for action on this from the City Council. Come and help plan our next actions in defense of our post office and against privatization. We want … Continued
Occupy Forum: Participatory Budgeting. 2:00 am
Occupy Forum: Participatory Budgeting. @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Dec 3 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 am
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Occupy Forum presents… Participatory Budgeting: “Take Back Democracy – Occupy the Budget!” Presentation and Q & A with members of Community Democracy Project. What would a city look like if the residents had a say in how the city’s budget was spent? How could this be implemented? What specific legal measures and institutional structures would be necessary to make this happen? How would this change … Continued
Want to Help Get a New Sheriff and/or District Attorney? 3:00 am
Want to Help Get a New Sheriff and/or District Attorney? @ Siegel & Yee (set back from steet, across from City Hall, down alley to the left)
Dec 3 @ 3:00 am – 4:00 am
Want to Help Get a New Sheriff and/or District Attorney? @ Siegel & Yee (set back from steet, across from City Hall, down alley to the left) | Oakland | California | United States
We held our Town Hall meeting to discuss the need to get rid of the Alameda County Sheriff and District Attorney on Tuesday, November 5th. Now we’re talking about the nuts and bolts of such a campaign while searching for the right candidates. Bring your organizing hat, your ideas, and your friends! Let’s replace Ahern and O’Malley with real progressives, dedicated to the welfare of all Alameda County residents. 54034
NO ARREST? NO ELECT! Pasta Feed Protest. 4:30 pm
NO ARREST? NO ELECT! Pasta Feed Protest. @ Santa Rosa Veterans Menorial Bldg
Dec 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Facebook Event & RSVP. Jill Ravitch is the District Attorney for Sonoma County, where Andy Lopez was murdered by Deputy Gelhaus. Gelhaus has not yet been indicted for his crime. —– We will protest at a Campaign fundraiser for District Attorney Ravitch’s re-election. Here we will make our presence known! We will not stand by while Ravitch refuses to do her job. She must uphold her sworn oath to uphold the law. She must do right by her community by fulfilling her sacred duty to protect and serve the citizens … Continued
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LIGHT UP THE NIGHT FOR ANDY LOPEZ 4:00 am
LIGHT UP THE NIGHT FOR ANDY LOPEZ @ Old Court House Square
Dec 4 @ 4:00 am – 6:00 am
Facebook Event & RSVP. This is a march scheduled to take place on the 3rd of December, starting at 8:00pm. We will rally at The old court house square, and march up Santa Rosa to the Sheriffs dept. (unless people within the group “action for andy lopez” would like to start at a different location. This is Your march. This is Andy’s march so all input is welcome.. This is intended to be a peaceful action, but also an action to let the city of Santa Rosa, as well as … Continued
Rally to Reduce Bay Area Greenhouse Emissions & Air Quality Board Meeting 5:00 pm
Rally to Reduce Bay Area Greenhouse Emissions & Air Quality Board Meeting @ Bay Area Air Quality Mgmt District Board Meeting
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please mark your calendar to join Communities for a Better Environment, the Sunflower Alliance, the Richmond Environmental Justice Coalition, Idle No More, 350BayArea, Occupy, and many others for a rally at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board Meeting. We will rally at 9:00 a.m. and then go inside for the Board meeting at 9:45 a.m. What is at Stake? The Board will receive a report, that we have requested, to address the linkages of all of the Bay Area proposed Crude by Rail/Refinery Projects. We believe staff will … Continued
Statewide Mobilization to Fight Jail Expansion 5:00 pm
Statewide Mobilization to Fight Jail Expansion @ Board of State and Community Corrections
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hearing starting at 9am, rally at 1pm, lobby visits in the afternoon. On December 4th, Sheriffs throughout the state will be begging the Board of State and Community Corrections for millions of dollars to build more cages for our children. Come to Sacramento and help us show that communities across the state are united: No New Jails! Over 33 of California’s 58 counties have plans to build new jails. While some of them claim to be reformers, we know we won’t be able to pass sentencing reform or bring our … Continued
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Low Pay is Not Okay Rally 7:30 pm
Low Pay is Not Okay Rally @ McDonalds
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
LowPayIsNotOkay website (find an event). Against all odds, Fast Food Workers are organizing. In one lunch hour, you could create a tipping point for their campaign. A whopping 52% of fast-food employees’ families are forced to rely on public assistance to put food on the table or see a doctor. That means American taxpayers are putting about $7 billion a year into fast food corporate profits. Workers are taking an enormous risk — for all of us. They’re asking us to give just one lunch hour to show solidarity and … Continued
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Save the Berkeley Post Office: Public Meeting to Defend Our Postal Service. 3:00 am
Save the Berkeley Post Office: Public Meeting to Defend Our Postal Service. @ Berkeley Arts Festival Space
Dec 6 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
Save the Berkeley Post Office: Public Meeting to Defend Our Postal Service. @ Berkeley Arts Festival Space | Berkeley | California | United States
The Berkeley Community Heeds the Call for a Grand Alliance to Defend America’s Right to a Vibrant Public Postal Service! John Postal Workers, Berkeley Post Office Defenders, Strike Debt Bay Area, the Green Party and others interested in protecting our hard earned public resources from the profit pirates of privatization. We are gathering to discuss the next steps in this ongoing campaign and ask you to come help us formulate solutions to save our commons, in particular the Berkeley Post Office which is on the auction block. Come learn more … Continued
First Friday: Food & Toy Drive with Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition 5:00 pm
First Friday: Food & Toy Drive with Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition @ First Friday, corner of 25th & Telegraph
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
PLEASE JOIN THE JUSTICE 4 ALAN BLUEFORD COALITION FOR 1st FRIDAY ON DEC 6TH AT THE ALAN BLUEFORD CENTER 4 JUSTICE (ABC4J):   December is Alan’s birthday month & it’s the holiday season of giving, so in that spirit, this month’s 1st Friday at the Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice is dedicated to the food & toy donation drive. Dec 6th will only be the 1st day the donation drive, after that, we will be collecting donations from M-F noon-6pm at ABC4J which is located at 2434 Telegraph Ave; the … Continued
First Friday: Oakland Privacy Group Exhibit and Outreach Against the Domain Awareness Center. 5:30 pm
First Friday: Oakland Privacy Group Exhibit and Outreach Against the Domain Awareness Center. @ First Friday - We'll be somewhere in the mix!
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Oakland Privacy Group peeps as we pass out literature, show a slide show, perhaps have mock-up surveillance units and discuss our opposition to the Domain Awareness Center, Oakland’s implementation of ‘1984’ on steroids. Join us also for our next meeting at the Sudo Room on December 11th.54207
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Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition Meeting 11:00 am
Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition Meeting @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Fighting the proposed curfew in Oakland. Protesting in Sacramento on O22. Demanding that Kamala Harris investigate the death of Alan Blueford and all other victims of police violence here in California. Speaking out against the militarization of police. Organizing a food and toy drive for the Holidays for the neediest amongst us. Join as as we review our recent actions and plan future ones!54202
Self-Determination and the National Question – A Class. 3:00 pm
Self-Determination and the National Question – A Class. @ Workers World Offices, Oakland (#411, ring buzzer)
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm
Hear John Parker, Workers World Party National Committee and International Action Center West Coast Coordinator, lead a class on Lenin, Self-Determination and The National Question. There will be lots of opportunity for discussion and questions. Facebook page & RSVP.54059
Strike Debt: Ideas Into Action! 11:00 pm
Strike Debt: Ideas Into Action! @ UC Student-Workers Union (cross street Milvia)
Dec 7 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 1:00 am
Strike Debt: Ideas Into Action! @ UC Student-Workers Union (cross street Milvia) | Berkeley | California | United States
Join Strike Debt Bay Area in working on some exciting projects locally and nationally to fight unjust debt. – The latest on our coalition efforts to Save the Berkeley Post Office and fight the privatization of our commons. Watch the video of Peter Bryne speaking at our September 28th rally on the steps of the historic downtown Berkeley Post Office. – The latest on our efforts to help Richmond and NGO allies push for principal reduction for Richmond’s homeowners. Read an article written by two Strike Debt Bay Area members … Continued
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Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting 12:30 pm
Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ by the statues
Dec 8 @ 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
Dec 8 @ 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
Film Screening: “The Battle for Oscar Grant Plaza” 11:00 pm
Film Screening: “The Battle for Oscar Grant Plaza” @ Sudo Room (entrance on 22nd St, buzzer)
Dec 8 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 9 @ 1:00 am
Short documentary screening: “The Battle for Oscar Grant Plaza” by Jacob Crawford and co-produced by Dave Id, Indybay.org. The documentary shows 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 … Continued
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Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. 6:00 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office | Berkeley | California | United States
The Postal Service has put the Berkeley Post Office up for sale!! The Postal Service has started to outsource Post Office services to Staples, replacing union jobs with low-paying, low benefit work. Four weeks ago the Planning Commission passed on to the Berkeley City a proposed Zoning Ordinance that would make the Post Office property less desirable to potential purchasers of the capitalist variety. We are still waiting for action on this from the City Council. The Postal Service has announced that they are contracting with Staples to provide Post … Continued
Private Manning’s Lawyer Speaks 6:30 pm
Private Manning’s Lawyer Speaks @ Humanist Hall
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
David Coombs, attorney for American prisoner of conscience US Army Pvt. Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, will speak at three upcoming West Coast events hosted by the Private Manning Support Network. Mr. Coombs continues to represent the heroic WikiLeaks whistle-blower recently sentenced to 35-years in military prison. Monday, Dec. 9 at 6:30pm — Oakland CA Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street, Oakland CA 94612 Event will include Q&A with Mr. Coombs, and a fund pitch by the Support Network to benefit Pvt. Manning’s ongoing defense efforts, including pending legal appeals. Oakland event … Continued
Albany Bulb Eviction Defense Meeting 8:00 pm
Albany Bulb Eviction Defense Meeting @ Albany Bulb at the amphitheatre
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Evictions and trashings of peoples’ belongings have already taken place today (Monday)! Meeting announcement Via Share the Bulb tweet Monday afternoon.54327
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OccupyForum presents: How Market Ideology and Corporate Power Are Killing Our Health Care System. 2:00 am
OccupyForum presents: How Market Ideology and Corporate Power Are Killing Our Health Care System. @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Dec 10 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 am
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Americans don’t have a health care system, they have a free enterprise system beholden to corporate executives, shareholders and investors from the industries that benefit the most from high costs. While pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies and medical product companies profit, taxpayers are getting squeezed at an accelerating rate. Our market-based, profit-driven health care system in the United States has put necessary care increasingly beyond the … Continued
Whose Oakland? The Challenges of Fighting for an Economically and Racially Just City. 2:30 am
Whose Oakland? The Challenges of Fighting for an Economically and Racially Just City. @ First Christian Church
Dec 10 @ 2:30 am – 4:00 am
A continuing discussion on the state of our city. Presented by the Oakland Branch of the International Socialist Organization. At this meeting we’ll discuss how our side has begun to fight back, the challenges of activism in Oakland, and the possibilities for people to create an alternative Oakland build around our own needs and desires.54304
Albany Bulb Eviction Defense Breakfast Potluck 8:00 am
Albany Bulb Eviction Defense Breakfast Potluck @ Albany Bulb at the amphitheatre
Dec 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Evictions and destruction of people’s belonging began yesterday, December 9th. This meetup announced via a tweet by ShareTheBulb yesterday (Monday) afternoon.54328
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Christmas at Casino San Pay-Low! 12:30 am
Christmas at Casino San Pay-Low! @ Casino San Pablo
Dec 11 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am
In 2005, Casino San Pablo promised to provide good jobs with good benefits. The Casino made $200 million a year in 2011-2012 – but its workers have had a wage freeze for 4 years, and more and more of them are working part time with no benefits! Casino San Pay-LOW has BROKEN ITS PROMISES! Come present the Casino with the WORST BOSS OF THE YEAR award – and a stocking of coal! 54261
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Occupy the Farm: Speak Out at Planning & Zoning Mtg, GA Afterwards. 1:45 am
Occupy the Farm: Speak Out at Planning & Zoning Mtg, GA Afterwards.
Dec 12 @ 1:45 am – 4:00 am
The plans to pave through the middle of the historic Gill Tract Farm are set to be green-lighted this Wednesday at the City of Albany Planning & Zoning meeting. City officials appear to be discouraging public participation, saying there will be NO time for public comment, and starting the meeting one hour earlier than normal, with NO public notice on their website. The proposed development plan would suffocate about a block’s worth of fertile soil, with a massive parking lot, strip mall, and high-end housing. Let the city, UC, and … Continued
Organize against the Oakland Domain Awareness Center, meeting 2:00 am
Organize against the Oakland Domain Awareness Center, meeting @ The Sudoroom
Dec 12 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Organize against the Oakland Domain Awareness Center, meeting @ The Sudoroom | Oakland | California | United States
http://oaklandwiki.org/Domain_Awareness_Center 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 … Continued
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Strike Debt Bay Area Reading / Discussion Group 7:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Reading / Discussion Group @ Xolo Cafe, one block from the 19th St. BART
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Instead of a reading, we’ll discuss Bill Still’s award-winning full-length documentary video, “The Secret of Oz.” The video includes a review of monetary history so we can better understand solutions to today’s economic problems. It’s available free online, here. In addition, a lot of positive reviews are on Amazon. 54291
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BBQ, Speakout, Rally and March in Remembrance of Renisha Williams 8:00 pm
BBQ, Speakout, Rally and March in Remembrance of Renisha Williams @ Rainbow Park
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 15 @ 1:00 am
BBQ AND EATS – SPEAKOUT – RALLY – MARCH “Join us as we record video messages of solidarity for Nisah, her family, and her community.” Childcare provided. Facebook event & RSVP. HERE WE GO AGAIN, EVERYTIME WE TURN AROUND NOW ITS ONE BLACK LIFE AFTER ANOTHER ASSASSINATED, JUSTIFIED, AND SWEPT UNDER A RUG, WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR RENISHAS KILLER AS WELL AS ALL PEOPLE KILLED UNJUSTLY BY SO CALLED PROPERTY DEFENDERS AND WANNA BE LAW ABIDING CITIZENS. WE DEMAND TO KNOW WHY THEY DIDNT GET A POLICE CALL UNTIL HRS … Continued
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Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting 12:30 pm
Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ by the statues
Dec 15 @ 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
Dec 15 @ 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
Worker Solidarity! Union Garden Work Party. 6:00 pm
Worker Solidarity! Union Garden Work Party.
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 1:00 am
Worker Solidarity! Union Garden Work Party with UNITE HERE 2850, Planting Justice, and MG! at the Home of Isidoro Saravia-Ramos Facebook notice. Isidoro singing a song of struggle on the land we’ll be cultivating! Join UNITE HERE 2850, Planting Justice, and Movement Generation in planting a “Union Garden” at the home of UNITE HERE 2850 member and Casino San Pablo dishwasher, Isidoro Saravia-Ramos. Despite the fact that the Casino brings in over $200 million in revenue, the average Casino worker only earns $9.60/hour and hasn’t received a raise in 4 … Continued
OO General Assembly: Moved to SUDOROOM through January 10:00 pm
OO General Assembly: Moved to SUDOROOM through January @ The Sudoroom
Dec 15 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
OO General Assembly: Moved to SUDOROOM through January @ The Sudoroom | Oakland | California | United States
Through the end of January we will have General Assembly at the sudoroom on 2141 Broadway, Oakland, CA. Here are instructions to access the room, the entrance is on 22nd Street: https://sudoroom.org/wiki/Getting_there This Sunday will be a Cryptoparty at the sudoroom, along with the third Sunday in January, these will be opportunities to update your digital profile so the government can’t easily track your every move.  More blather on this to follow this afternoon when I have a moment. Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members … Continued
Group Photo and Card-signing for Kali. FREE KALI! 11:00 pm
Group Photo and Card-signing for Kali. FREE KALI! @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Dec 15 @ 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm
WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT? DON’T KNOW WHO KALI IS? Here’s the not-so-short version: Monday will mark another year since a beloved part of our community was ripped away from us and locked up behind bars…because he dared to love and fight for a better life and something bigger than himself. WHY WAS HE ARRESTED? As absurd as it sounds even now, he was initially taken into custody for sitting on a public bench with a blanket. But we know the real reason they brutalized him and locked him away for … Continued
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Documentary Film Showing: Soweto to Berkeley at the LongHaul. 3:00 am
Documentary Film Showing: Soweto to Berkeley at the LongHaul. @ Long Haul Infoshop, not far from Ashby BART
Dec 16 @ 3:00 am – 4:30 am
The Long Haul Infoshop will be showing the documentary ‘Soweto to Berkeley’ this week, and is welcoming anti-Apartheid activists to speak. From Soweto to Berkeley Documentary (1987), 50 min, dir. Scott Wiseman “Soweto to Berkeley” explores the student protests and debates at UC Berkeley in the 1980s which led to the Board of Regents decision to withdraw $3.1 billion in funds from companies doing business in South Africa. With the students’ tactics including occupations and direct actions, their organizing efforts, and their successes and failures, still resonate today. Discussion to … Continued
Occupy Forum: The (Real – Really!) Trial of George Bush for the Iraq War. 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: The (Real – Really!) Trial of George Bush for the Iraq War. @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! The Spirit of CODEPINK: More than Marches! with Nancy Mancias and Inder Comar On April 3, 2014, the class action lawsuit targeting six key members of the Bush Administration will come before the United States District Court in San Francisco. Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi single mother of four, is the lead plaintiff in the class action lawsuit. George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, and Paul Wolfowitz … Continued
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Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. 2:00 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office (inside if it is really cold)
Dec 17 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office (inside if it is really cold) | Berkeley | California | United States
The Postal Service has put the Berkeley Post Office up for sale!! The Postal Service has started to outsource Post Office services to Staples, replacing union jobs with low-paying, low benefit work. Five weeks ago the Planning Commission passed on to the Berkeley City a proposed Zoning Ordinance that would make the Post Office property less desirable to potential purchasers of the capitalist variety. We are still waiting for action on this from the City Council. The Postal Service has announced that they are contracting with Staples to provide Post … Continued
Singing on the Steps: Saving Berkeley’s Post Office and Remembering Mail Carrier Tyson Jerome Barnette. 8:00 pm
Singing on the Steps: Saving Berkeley’s Post Office and Remembering Mail Carrier Tyson Jerome Barnette. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mail Carrier Tyson Jerome Barnette was killed recently while delivering mail after dark in Maryland. He would never have been delivering mail after dark but for USPS mismanagement, under staffing, and the mass closings of mail processing centers. Monetary reasons are the why of after dark mail delivery. Never again should the USPS “lose a life to save a dollar.” Join us for SINGING ON THE STEPS OF THE BERKELEY MAIN POST OFFICE with Hali Hammer, Dave Welsh & Anna DeLeon and remembering Tyson Jerome Barnette. (Event will be cancelling … Continued
Gill Tract Tree Death Tour 4:00 pm
Gill Tract Tree Death Tour @ Gill Tract
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
100 trees on public community farmland are slated for destruction… to build a parking lot and supermarket! The Albany, CA Planning and Zoning Commission just approved a development plan for UC Berkeley’s Gill Tract, one that includes the destruction of these 100 beautiful trees and paving of acres of open green space to build a purely commercial development with no educational value. Jeff Bond, Albany’s “community development director” graciously agreed to give a tour of these trees to the public. Please come and bear witness yourself! We hope it will … Continued
Rally and City Council Meeting: Support Richmond’s CARES Program Against Foreclosures and for Principal Reduction. 5:00 pm
Rally and City Council Meeting: Support Richmond’s CARES Program Against Foreclosures and for Principal Reduction. @ Richmond City Hall
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area has been working with ACCE and the Richmond Progressive Alliance against the Big Banks and for Richmond homeowners, attempting to create national awareness on the issue of principal reduction and the use of eminent domain to help.  Read about the issue in an essay written by two SDBA’ers. Now another key vote is set on the issue at the Richmond City Council: Tuesday, December 17, 5 PM Critical Vote on Anti-Blight/Save Our Communities There will be national media coverage.  We must show that the Council has … Continued
“Happy Birthday Chelsea Manning! – FREE HER NOW!” 5:30 pm
“Happy Birthday Chelsea Manning! – FREE HER NOW!” @ Harvey Milk Plaza
Dec 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning is the US soldier sentenced to 35 years in jail for leaking thousands of documents to Wikileaks exposing US and other governments’ war crimes and corruption. She is 26 years old on this day. Ever since she was detained and tortured in 2010, international protests, including from LGBTQ people, have demanded her release. Demonstrate your support for her courageous whistleblowing, and for all who blow the whistle on corruption, dictatorship and dirty government secrets. 54386
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Support Richmond CARES December 17 1:00 am
Support Richmond CARES December 17 @ Richmond City Hall
Dec 18 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
Support Richmond CARES December 17 @ Richmond City Hall | Richmond | California | United States
Rally and attend the City Council meeting that will vote to move forward with the local principal reduction program (eminent domain).  The resolution: Establishes an upper cap on the size of mortgage balance allowed into program; Establishes that the program will prioritize neighborhoods hard-hit by the crisis, predatory lending and foreclosures; Clarifies that the use of eminent domain, if needed, will be reserved for times of crisis, when underwater rates and foreclosure rates are particularly high; and Instructs staff to make a final attempt to see if the financial industry owners … Continued
“We Are Staying: Not One More Eviction!!!” (Mission Eviction Protest) 8:00 pm
“We Are Staying: Not One More Eviction!!!” (Mission Eviction Protest) @ In front of Revolution Cafe
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 19 @ 7:45 am
Join Eviction Free San Francisco and all allies in the fight for housing justice in San Francisco as we take on a landlord (to be named at the action) in San Francisco’s Mission District. We Say “HELL NO” to the displacement of seniors, artists, immigrants, and workers from this vibrant, diverse, working-class Neighborhood and citywide! Join two long – time San Franciscans (one disabled senior) who refuse to leave the city they love! By standing up for this household, we stand up for all of our Mission homes…all of us … Continued
Privacy Working Group meeting: Stop the DAC 6:30 pm
Privacy Working Group meeting: Stop the DAC @ The Sudoroom
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Privacy Working Group meeting: Stop the DAC @ The Sudoroom | Oakland | California | United States
We believe the Oakland City council is meeting on January 7th to vote to select a new contractor to implement Phase II of the Domain Awareness Center build-out (after SAIC was disqualified since it could not comply with the provisions of the Oakland nuclear-free city ordinance).   The Privacy Working Group is organizing a protest on the day of the City Council meeting, so this get-together is to plan that demonstration. Right now thoughts are that we will meet at the Plaza at 5:30, there will be food at 6:15. … Continued
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SAVE BERKELEY’S HISTORIC POST OFFICE: URGENT COMMUNITY MEETING 7:00 pm
SAVE BERKELEY’S HISTORIC POST OFFICE: URGENT COMMUNITY MEETING
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
HALT THE HEIST  –  SAVE OUR PUBLIC COMMONS We need to work together to: Address the privatization of retail postal services in Staples stores. Respond to the killing of the Mail Carrier, Tyson Jerome “T.J.” Barnette, after dark on Nov. 23, 2013 in Maryland. Address the environmental cost of the extra driving is needed  by patrons’ picking up their mail, which is no longer at nearby post offices. Contact our Mayor and our City Council Member by Phone or Email, and ask him/her to vote  to pass the Zoning Overlay … Continued
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Supper Club Pot Luck with the Public School 2:00 am
Supper Club Pot Luck with the Public School @ Sudo Room (entrance on 22nd St, buzzer)
Dec 20 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am
Bring a dish or just bring yourself, enjoy a potluck meal with our neighbors, The Public School! Getting there. 54391
Community March For Andy Lopez 4:00 pm
Community March For Andy Lopez @ Santa Rosa City Hall
Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
On October 22nd, Andy Lopez, a 13 year old boy was shot and killed by deputy Erik Gelhaus,(a supposed firearms expert that writes columns for many militia magazines) who says he mistook the toy gun that Andy was carrying for a real rifle. The deputy ended up shooting 8 rounds – 7 hitting and killing Andy. 2 months later, no justice has been served, initial findings from the Sheriff’s Department show that the deputy acted according to procedure in his use of deadly force, and on December 10th, Gelhaus returned … Continued
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ALL WE WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS . . . OUR JOBS! OUR BENEFITS! OUR RIGHTS! 11:30 am
ALL WE WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS . . . OUR JOBS! OUR BENEFITS! OUR RIGHTS! @ Oakland Airport, Terminal 2
Dec 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
BREAKING: Brothers and sisters, Due to encouraging steps forward in resolving the problems at the Oakland Airport, we are postponing the Unfair Labor Practice strike planned for tomorrow. Please join us instead for a holiday action at the airport from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Bring holiday treats to share! And thanks for all of your support of the airport workers throughout their struggle for justice! Si se puede!   ALL DAY – MOBILIZATIONS AT 7 AM, 12 NOON, 5 PM At Thanksgiving, workers at Walmart, fast food restaurants, and … Continued
Don’t Steal our Postal Services Rally! 9:00 pm
Don’t Steal our Postal Services Rally! @ Staples, Downtown Berkeley
Dec 21 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 22 @ 12:00 am
Don’t  Steal our Postal Services Rally! @ Staples, Downtown Berkeley | Berkeley | California | United States
Don’t  Steal our Postal Services Rally In front of the Staples store 2352 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley The Berkeley Post Office and post offices all over the US are under threat of being fraudulently sold! In a new attack, US postal services have been snuck into 84 Staples stores all over the country – including Berkeley.  Postal services are being provided by low-wage Staples employees, not living-wage Postal professionals. Please join us to: Oppose privatization of the US Postal Services and all public resources. Privatization brings higher prices and worse quality. … Continued
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Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting 12:30 pm
Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ by the statues
Dec 22 @ 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
Dec 22 @ 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
OO General Assembly: Moved to SUDOROOM through January 2:00 pm
OO General Assembly: Moved to SUDOROOM through January @ The Sudoroom
Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
OO General Assembly: Moved to SUDOROOM through January @ The Sudoroom | Oakland | California | United States
Through the end of January we will have General Assembly at the sudoroom on 2141 Broadway, Oakland, CA. Here are instructions to access the room, the entrance is on 22nd Street: https://sudoroom.org/wiki/Getting_there This Sunday will be a Cryptoparty at the sudoroom, along with the third Sunday in January, these will be opportunities to update your digital profile so the government can’t easily track your every move.  More blather on this to follow this afternoon when I have a moment. Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members … Continued
GA at Mike W.’s house this Sunday! Hike & feed 3:00 pm
GA at Mike W.’s house this Sunday! Hike & feed
Dec 22 @ 3:00 pm – Dec 22 @ 8:30 pm
GA at Mike W.'s house this Sunday! Hike & feed
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly will convene over food and libation this week at Mike’s house in El Cerrito.  We normally meet at 2:00 PM, but our holiday GA, hike and social will begin later than our usual time: 3:00 PM for a hike on the Albany Hill, 4:30 PM for a short meeting, 5:30 PM for a holiday meal. If you would like to attend either: – send email to Mike (electionamend@gmail.com) for directions – call Mike at 510-299-0493 for directions – show up at the Oscar Grant Plaza … Continued
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Occupy The Fed. 11:00 pm
Occupy The Fed. @ Federal Reserve Building, near Embarcadero
Dec 23 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 24 @ 5:00 am
Occupy The Fed. @ Federal Reserve Building, near Embarcadero | San Francisco | California | United States
This will be the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Federal Reserve. Monday evening from 6 – 9, OccupyForum will hold its meeting at the FED (101 Market) and have a panel of speakers. There are some Scheduled events. 5:30 – anti-corporate caroling 6-6:30 – Illuminator will project a message onto the Fed,  also the Petaluminator, possibly Light Brigade Please bring flashlights and other ways to “shed light” on the FED 6:30 – 7:00 – Occupy Forum, topic the Federal Reserve and alternatives (see below)  And other ideas: – Chalkupy: Ideas for a giant … Continued
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Join CCSF Faculty on Dec. 26 – Injunctive relief hearing. Halt the Shutdown! 8:30 am
Join CCSF Faculty on Dec. 26 – Injunctive relief hearing. Halt the Shutdown! @ San Francisco Superior Court, room 304
Dec 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
On Dec. 26th, at 8:30 a.m., forget the shopping (or returning) and support Community College of San Francisco in Superior Court. Join us to hear CFT/AFT 2121 and the SF City Attorney’s request for injunctive relief. The actions against City College by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) must be stopped!  54420
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Politics of Debt: Videos + Real World Economics Review 7:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Politics of Debt: Videos + Real World Economics Review @ Public School Space (entrance on 22nd St, use buzzer)
Dec 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This meeting we will be discussing the Shock Doctrine Documentary, video-lectures from Michael Hudson, and a debate between the Monodern Monetary Theorists vs. the Austrian School of Economics.  Additionally, an edition of the Real World Exonomics Review headed by Steve Keen is attached and can be discussed as well.  Come join the raucus assembly of amateur economic theorists! Shock Doctrine video Michael Hudson on Money, Debt, and History video Modern Monetary Theory vs. the Austrian School of Economics video 64th Real World Economics Review   Directions: Use the entrance on … Continued
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Protest against Korean Government Repression. Stop Mass Firings of South Korean Railway Workers! 8:00 pm
Protest against Korean Government Repression. Stop Mass Firings of South Korean Railway Workers! @ South Korean Consulate
Dec 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Subject: Urgent Action: Protest against Korean Government Repression on Dec 27 Noon SF Rally to Defend the Right to Strike! Free All Arrested Strikers! Stop Mass Firings of South Korean Railway Workers! Victory to the KCTU General Strike! 8,565 Korail workers have been suspended and their union offices raided because of their strike action against privatization which began on December 9, 2013. This is not the first attack by the Korean government on the labor movement. Teachers’ unions have been threatened with being banned and workers have been sued personally … Continued
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Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting 12:30 pm
Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ by the statues
Dec 29 @ 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
Dec 29 @ 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
OO General Assembly: Moved to SUDOROOM through January 2:00 pm
OO General Assembly: Moved to SUDOROOM through January @ The Sudoroom
Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
OO General Assembly: Moved to SUDOROOM through January @ The Sudoroom | Oakland | California | United States
Through the end of January we will have General Assembly at the sudoroom on 2141 Broadway, Oakland, CA. Here are instructions to access the room, the entrance is on 22nd Street: https://sudoroom.org/wiki/Getting_there This Sunday will be a Cryptoparty at the sudoroom, along with the third Sunday in January, these will be opportunities to update your digital profile so the government can’t easily track your every move.  More blather on this to follow this afternoon when I have a moment. Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members … Continued
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3:00 pm
@ In front of The Fed
Dec 31 @ 3:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm
Chalkupy (or Occuchalk) every Tuesday at 3pm in front of 101 Market Street. Bring yourself and your ideas and let’s put it in chalk in front of the Federal Reserve Bank at 101 Market Street in San Francisco. Other actions in and around 101 Market Street in San Francisco as well. Contact Mike Zint at https://www.facebook.com/#!/mzint1?fref=ts54421
New Year’s Eve Dance Party at the Holdout 8:00 pm
New Year’s Eve Dance Party at the Holdout @ The Holdout
Dec 31 2013 @ 8:00 pm – 1:00 am
Eats. Raffle. Tattoos. Live Musik!54390