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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
Oscar Grant 5th Year Vigil and Celebration. 8:00 pm
Oscar Grant 5th Year Vigil and Celebration. @ Fruitvale (Oscar Grant) Bart Station Plaza
Jan 1 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 2 @ 12:00 am
All Families of a loved one killed by Gun Violence, Please bring an 8×10 photo and a Loved one favorite color balloon to be released. Come meet us at the Grant Station for the 5th annual vigil/celebration for Oscar Grant to be held on New Year’s Day at the Grant Station (Fruitvale BART Station). Join the Oscar Grant family on this Day of Remembrance! WE ARE ALL STILL OSCAR GRANT SPEAK OUT: • Family of murdered victims • Artist • Community Activist LIVE Performances: • Libation • African-Native-Latino Ceremony • … Continued
STOP THE TPP: SF ACTION 12:30 am
STOP THE TPP: SF ACTION @ Nancy Pelosi's SF Office
Feb 1 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! More information to come… International Day of Action. More info now available here. A Crash Course on the TPP. � Meet at Pelosi’s office at 7th and Market 4:30 pm to speak, hear, hand out flyers, etc. � March down Market Street to Feinstein’s office at Montgomery and Market (McKessen Building) � Call-and-response chanting, massive phone-call-ins from the street to Feinstein, Pelosi, etc. and much more! � Bring signs. Meanwhile, call Feinstein and Pelosi to stop Fast tracking of the TPP. Feinstein: (415) 393 – 0707 Pelosi: … Continued
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Celebrate the Life of Oscar Grant: discussion, music, open mic, slideshow, food 3:00 am
Celebrate the Life of Oscar Grant: discussion, music, open mic, slideshow, food
Jan 2 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
Panel Discussion features Wanda Johnson, Keith Muhammad, Nigel Bryson, Dan Siegel, Cat Brooks. Performances by Ras Ceylon, Jabari Shaw, Rasheedah Sabreen, PaRadise ThePoet Friendraise for forthcoming documentary Oscar Grant: The Rest of the Story. Source.54453
TPP ACTION 10:00 pm
TPP ACTION @ San Francisco Federal Bldg
Jan 2 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 3 @ 12:00 am
COME CHALK THE SIDEWALK (WE’LL BRING THE CHALK), GET CREATIVE WITH SIGNS & TP, TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE TPP, THE NEXT CORPORATE-BULLY OFFENSE AGAINST THE EARTH, HUMANITY, THE ENVIRONMENT & NATIONAL LAWS & SOVEREIGNTY, BEING PUSHED IN SECRET BY 600 CORPORATIONS — A KIND OF NAFTA ON STEROIDS FOR THE FAR EAST — LET NANCY PELOSI & HER ILK IN CONGRESS KNOW THAT THEY BETTER NOT ‘FAST TRACK’ OR PASS THIS TERRIBLE LEGISLATION. 54472
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Support Detroit Workers – Make the Banks Pay! 12:00 pm
Support Detroit Workers – Make the Banks Pay! @ Bank of America
Jan 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On January 3 a revised deal with Barclays bank will go before the bankruptcy judge in Detroit. This deal that slightly improves the original one, will still exempt Bank of America and United Bank of Switzerland from the bankruptcy process that threatens Detroit workers pensions and the assets of the people from art, to water and parks. Demo at BofA near Fruitvale BART at noon to support Detroit. (They are demonstrating at the courthouse Friday am and then going inside to pack the courtroom.) NY is working on a demonstration … Continued
First Friday with J4AB. 8:00 pm
First Friday with J4AB. @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Jan 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Alan Blueford Center For Justice is honored to host Indo Slapmaster, Mike-aka DeeJay-West, Oscyi MT Mayor, & Moe Green for 1st Friday in Oakland, this is a show for The People, so COME ON!!!54463
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First Friday: Outreach Against the Domain Awareness Center 1:30 am
First Friday: Outreach Against the Domain Awareness Center @ First Friday, we'll be somewhere in the mix, probably near the J4AB booth
Jan 4 @ 1:30 am – 5:00 am
 Last month we had an awesome booth, surveillance video and clips from 1984 streaming, banners and handouts.  Then the powers-in-the-sky decided to pour down freezing rain. We’ve now applied for a cloudless sky, and to untilt Earth’s axis so that it will be warm and daylight until late. Renee Domingo <WE LOVE BIG BROTHER>  is considering the application.  We’ll let you know. Do come out regardless and <BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING> help us spread <FREEDOM IS SLAVERY> the word.54415
Halt the Heist! Save the Berkeley Post Office! Pass the Zoning Ordinance! 10:00 am
Halt the Heist! Save the Berkeley Post Office! Pass the Zoning Ordinance! @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – Jan 4 @ 5:00 pm
On Saturday, Jan. 4, between 10:00AM and 5:00PM, the Berkeley Post Office Defenders will have an information table in front of the downtown Berkeley Post Office at 2000 Allston Way to inform people about the status of our strategies for halting the sale of that post office and fighting the privatization of the US Postal Service. We will also have a petition for people to sign asking Mayor Tom Bates to vote for the proposed zoning overlay – – a precedent-setting strategy that will, if passed, preserve the entire Historic … Continued
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Occupy Forum: Mayor Gayle McLaughlin: Making Local Democracy Work in the City of Richmond 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: Mayor Gayle McLaughlin: Making Local Democracy Work in the City of Richmond @ Unite Here, Local 2, near Civic Center BART
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A growing disconnect between citizens and government has renewed the need for local leaders to revisit issues of democracy and governance. What can we learn from Richmond? From standing up to Wall Street banks by using eminent domain to stop foreclosures, to taking on Chevron — California’s biggest polluter and a tax evader, Mayor Gayle McLaughlin is actually representing the people of Richmond and showing us representative democracy at its best. � Despite powerful attacks, Richmond became the first municipality in the nation to beat back Wall Street threats, litigation, … Continued
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Stop the Oil Terminal in Pittsburg: Come to the City Council Meeting. 3:00 am
Stop the Oil Terminal in Pittsburg: Come to the City Council Meeting. @ Pittsburg City Hall
Jan 7 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
Let the City Council know that you are not happy with the idea of an oil terminal in Pittsburg! We are getting as many people as possible to come join us at the City Council meeting and show with our numbers and our voices that we do not want the WesPac project! Some people will be making public comment, and you can do that if you want (we have tips on speaking for you), but we would love just to have your support! Bring a friend! via Pittsburg Defense Council.54516
Mothers in White: Justice 4 Andy Lopez 9:00 pm
Mothers in White: Justice 4 Andy Lopez @ County Building, Rm 100A
Jan 7 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Mothers in White will pleasd for justice for Andy at the January 7, Tuesday, meeting of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, at 1 p.m. A bi-lingual flyer about the event includes a photo of Andy’s parents Sujey and Rodrigo over his coffin. Mrs. Lopez apparently plans to attend the event and may speak to the supervisors as a mother whose innocent son was killed by law enforcement. “Every member of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is staring into a moral crisis!” reads the flyer. “What kind of ‘policy’ … Continued
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Contested Spaces: Anarchist Spaces in Dialoge and Solidarity 7:00 pm
Contested Spaces: Anarchist Spaces in Dialoge and Solidarity @ Station 40 Apt B
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In the spirit of building solidaristic relationships between anarchist social centers, collectives, and event spaces, we will host a special panel and social hour at Station 40 on January 8 at 7 pm. We’ve invited members of The Holdout (Oakland, theholdout.org), Outtaline (Emeryville), and The Base (Brooklyn, NY, thebasebk.org) to join us in a conversation about the activities we have been organizing in our spaces, and the political motivations that form what these activities look like. We also hope to touch on the impact of our spaces. After a short … Continued
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Mass Effect: a night of collectives 2:00 am
Mass Effect: a night of collectives @ Sudo Room (entrance on 22nd St, use buzzer)
Jan 11 @ 2:00 am – 7:45 am
We cordially invite you to share your collective ideas and effects in the community. A night to share your projects and learn what else is happening with other collectives. If nothing else, it will be a night of art and mysticism. 6:00-7:30 – Collective discussion 7:30-8:00 – Poetry reading 8:00-9:30 – Musical ensemble 9:30-1:00 – Food and dance  Original notice.54504
Stop WesPac! Rally and March in Pittsburg, CA 9:00 pm
Stop WesPac! Rally and March in Pittsburg, CA @ Mariner Park
Jan 11 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Community Rally and March to City Hall. Stop the Crude Oil Storage and Raily Transfer Facility. Keep Pittsburg safe and healthy. Say NO to Toxic Racism, Say NO to any more “DUMPS” in Pittsburg, Say NO to Hazardous Facilities next to Housing & Schools We need to be righteously angry. Let folks know we are mad as hell and we ain’t gonna tolerate this. Information on WesPac.54471
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Occupy Forum: “What’s that Stench?” Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Expansion in the Bay Area. 2:00 am
Occupy Forum: “What’s that Stench?” Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Expansion in the Bay Area. @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Jan 14 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 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! OccupyForum presents  What’s That Stench???  Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Expansion in the North Bay / Pittsburg and the Campaign to Stop it in its Tracks   The WesPac Pittsburg Energy Infrastructure Project would transform Pittsburg CA into a major crude oil receiving, storage and shipping facility. WesPac develops, constructs, owns and operates infrastructure throughout North America for petroleum products handling, and Pittsburg is the next target … Continued
Craig Dilworth, Author: Too Smart For Our Own Good. 3:00 am
Craig Dilworth, Author: Too Smart For Our Own Good. @ Humanist Hall
Jan 14 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
CRAIG DILWORTH in person Author of the profound 2010 book: TOO SMART FOR OUR OWN GOOD The Ecological Predicament of Humankind Our ecologically disruptive behavior – which is the same as our explosive technological know-how — is rooted in the nature of Homo Sapiens. Humankind’s development consists of an accelerating movement from situations of scarcity, to technological innovation, to increased resource availability, to increased consumption, to population growth, to resource depletion once again — in a vicious circle from the dawn of humanity and continuing today. Craig Dilworth amasses enormous … Continued
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The 2014 Close Guantánamo NOW Speaking Tour: Film screening “Doctors of the Dark Side.” 3:00 am
The 2014 Close Guantánamo NOW Speaking Tour: Film screening “Doctors of the Dark Side.” @ Revolution Books (at Telegraph, under parking structure)
Jan 15 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
January 11, 2014 marks the 12th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantánamo. This month as Andy Worthington and Debra Sweet tour cities and campuses raising the call, Close Guantánamo NOW! – they’ll be joined at various events by other powerful speakers including Jeffrey Kaye, Jason Leopold, Michael Kearns, and Todd Pierce. The new documentary film Doctors of the Darkside will also be shown at some events. All three Bay Area events are open to the public including at the Stanford and Hastings campuses. Contact World Can’t Wait … Continued
Rally in Richmond: We demand Safety First! No new Permits w/o the Safety Case!! 5:30 pm
Rally in Richmond: We demand Safety First! No new Permits w/o the Safety Case!! @ Civic Center Plaza
Jan 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has chosen Richmond as the location for voting on its final report on the August 6, 2012, Chevron Richmond Toxic Explosion and Fire. The hearing will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Richmond City Council Chambers at 440 Civic Center Plaza. Please join Communities for a Better Environment, APEN, RPA, ACCE, 350.org Chevron Watch and Bay Area, the Richmond Environmental Justice Coalitionand community representatives from Pittsburg, Rodeo/Crockett and Benicia at 5:30 p.m. for a rally in the Civic Center Plaza. This is a MAJOR … Continued
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Richard Wolff on his New Book: Capitalism Hits the Fan. 3:30 am
Richard Wolff on his New Book: Capitalism Hits the Fan. @ First Congregational Church of Berkeley
Jan 16 @ 3:30 am – 5:00 am
$12 advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com :: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus (3 locations), Marcus Books, Moe�s, Walden Pond, Diesel a Bookstore, and Modern Times. $15 /door Radical economist Richard Wolff recently exploded into the forefront of progressive thinking in the United States with his brilliantly insightful book Capitalism Hits the Fan, which chronicled Wolff’s growing alarm and insights as he watched the economic crisis build, burst, and dominate world events. His analysis differs sharply from explanations offered by politicians, media commentators, and other academics. While he retains many Marxist contentions, Wolff rejects the … Continued
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Share The Bulb! Rally, March, Campout and Art Festival Day of Action! 12:00 am
Share The Bulb! Rally, March, Campout and Art Festival Day of Action! @ Albany City Hall & Albany Bulb
Jan 18 @ 12:00 am – Jan 19 @ 1:00 am
Please join Share The Bulb for a weekend of actions against the pending eviction of more than 50 people from the Albany Bulb! January 17th ————— Residents and allies of the Albany Bulb will rally at Albany City Hall at 4PM, before marching up Solano Avenue. We will stage an overnight campout on Solano Avenue, illustrating the plight of the more than 50 residents of the Albany Bulb, who, if evicted, would be forced onto Albany’s streets. January 18th ————– Artists will flock to the Bulb for a day of … Continued
24 Hours to Save the Post Office! A Festival of Celebration and Resistance.
24 Hours to Save the Post Office! A Festival of Celebration and Resistance. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Jan 18 – Jan 19 all-day
24 Hours to Save the Post Office! A Festival of Celebration and Resistance. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office | Berkeley | California | United States
The Postal Service is still trying to sell the downtown Berkeley Post Office (and privatize the entire USPS). We’re still trying to save it.  The Berkeley City Council will be considering a proposal in late January to help that effort, a Zoning Overlay Ordinance that will make the entire Historic District Area (including the Post Office) less attractive to private, commercial development. To keep up the pressure on all concerned, and let them know that the people STILL do not want Post Offices sold, Berkeley Post Office Defenders invite you … Continued
Share The Bulb! Rally, Art Festival and Day of Action at the Bulb! 8:00 pm
Share The Bulb! Rally, Art Festival and Day of Action at the Bulb!
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 19 @ 1:00 am
January 18th ————– Artists will flock to the Bulb for a day of participatory art, live demonstrations, workshops, and art tours. Join us for an Art Festival at the Bulb from 12-5PM! ***** The campout on Friday is part a West Coast Day of Action to fight the criminalization of homelessness, sponsored by the Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP). Cities in the Bay Area and around the country have passed laws making it impossible for homeless people to live within the law. It has become a crime to sit or … Continued
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MLK JR Day of Service, Sponsored by Phatbeets. 6:00 pm
MLK JR Day of Service, Sponsored by Phatbeets. @ Edible Park
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Garden Project Workday. Free Pancake Potluck Breakfast. Sign up to Plant a Fruit Tree in your Yard. Restorative Justice Community Healing Circle. Source: Facebook announcement.54515
Sunday at the Marxist Library: Reclaiming Finance. 10:30 am
Sunday at the Marxist Library: Reclaiming Finance. @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Jan 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Reclaiming Finance: How Time is Stolen and can be Taken Back In The Thief of Time Terry Pratchett imagines time as a substance that can be moved from place to place. In his novel monks guard giant jars of time and make sure it flows just how it is supposed to. Though intended as humor Terry Pratchett’s novel mirrors the reality of banking. In the current global capitalist order central banks and large financial institutions direct the flow of time through currencies and credit in order to reserve it for … Continued
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Occupy Forum: Berkeley to Soweto. The Fight Against Apartheid at UC Berkeley. 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: Berkeley to Soweto. The Fight Against Apartheid at UC Berkeley. @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  OccupyForum presents the film� � “Berkeley to Soweto” The film will be followed by Q&A and discussion led by Andrea Pritchett, one of the key people in the “Divestment Movement” to end Apartheid in South Africa. Announcements to follow. 54617
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Discussion of “Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal” by author Andrew Ross 2:30 am
Discussion of “Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal” by author Andrew Ross @ California College of the Arts, Oakland Campus, B1 in the B Building
Jan 21 @ 2:30 am – 4:30 am
Join NYU Professor and activist Andrew Ross for a discussion of his new book:     Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal     (He will also be speaking on the UC Campus on Tuesday.) We are living in the cruel grip of a creditocracy—where the finance industry commandeers our elected governments and where the citizenry have to take out loans to meet their basic needs. The implications of mass indebtedness for any democracy are profound, and the historical record shows that whenever a creditor class becomes as powerful … Continued
The Brazilian Landless Workers Movement: Who is the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra? 3:00 am
The Brazilian Landless Workers Movement: Who is the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra? @ The Holdout
Jan 21 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
Hear histories and current news about one of today’s strongest grassroots social movements, the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST). The MST is a movement of 1.5 million landless women, men and children, who have forced the Brazilian government to redistribute 20 million acres of farmland in Brazil through the occupation of large unproductive land estates. This year marks the 30 year anniversary of the MST’s founding, and in February there will be a one-week gathering of over 20,000 MST activists to discuss the future of the movement. The MST has invited … Continued
City Council DAC protest date changed to Feb. 4 6:00 pm
City Council DAC protest date changed to Feb. 4 @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
City Council DAC protest date changed to Feb. 4 @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
ATTENTION: The #DAC WILL NOT be on the agenda for the 1/21 #oakmtg. Admin plans to bring to Public Safety on 1/28, then to Council on 2/4. per Dan Kalb https://twitter.com/DanKalb/status/421360306829279232 So we won’t be holding a big demonstration on Tuesday the 21st, but a few folks will probably show up with a bit of chow for those that didn’t get the change-of-date message.  If folks are interested we’ll show a movie at the Plaza at 7ish. Please join us to tell the City Council what you think on February … Continued
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Andrew Ross, Author of Creditocracy, Will Speak at UC Berkeley. 1:00 am
Andrew Ross, Author of Creditocracy, Will Speak at UC Berkeley. @ Wheeler Hall, Room 300
Jan 22 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am
Andrew Ross just wrote a “movement book” for Strike Debt – Creditocracy. He has been super active in working against student debt and in Strike Debt NY. We are living in the cruel grip of a creditocracy where the finance industry commandeers our elected governments and where the citizenry have to take out loans to meet their basic needs. The implications of mass indebtedness for any democracy are profound, and the historical record shows that whenever a creditor class becomes as powerful as Wall Street, the result has been debt bondage. … Continued
Anit-Fracking Rally in Sacramento at Brown State of the State Speech, Bus Rides Available 2:00 pm
Anit-Fracking Rally in Sacramento at Brown State of the State Speech, Bus Rides Available @ Food and Water Watch Oakland Office
Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Anit-Fracking Rally in Sacramento at Brown State of the State Speech, Bus Rides Available @ Food and Water Watch Oakland Office | Oakland | California | United States
Rally at Governor Brown’s State of the State California State Capitol Building Food & Water Watch team at the Global Frackdown in Oakland (October 2013) Governor Brown will be laying out his priorities at the 2014 State of the State Address on January 22. Banning fracking should be at the top of his list. Reserve a space on the Food & Water Watch bus leaving from San Francisco, Oakland and Vallejo and join us at a rally outside the State of the State to tell the Governor to Ban Fracking … Continued
Free session on access to public records. 7:00 pm
Free session on access to public records. @ Marin County Office of Education
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Have you ever needed a document and not known where to find it? Have you ever been told you can’t access a document that you need? Or perhaps you want to request documents from a government agency but don’t know how or what you have a right to ask for. Don’t fret, we have just the person to answer your questions. Join the Bay Area News Group’s award-winning investigative reporter and author, Thomas Peele, for a free session on how to access public records. The workshop will provide information about … Continued
The Square: A Film About the Egyptian Revolution. 7:00 pm
The Square: A Film About the Egyptian Revolution. @ Roxie theater
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jehane Noujaim’s THE SQUARE is a gripping portrait of the Egyptian revolution and the way it has been fought on the front lines with the game-changing weapons of cameras and social media. It is an epic documentary that captures the immediacy and intensity of the protests in Tahrir Square— from the 2011 overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, to the ousting of Mohammed Morsi in 2013— through the eyes of the movement’s young activists. The Square will be showing all week at the Roxie Theater. After the movie screening, we will be … Continued
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Public Safety and Private Lives. Debating the DAC. 2:00 am
Public Safety and Private Lives. Debating the DAC. @ Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
Jan 23 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters Oakland: How does a city like Oakland respond to residents’ demands for more effective crime prevention and reduction while protecting everyone’s civil liberties? What is the Domain Awareness Center and how will it impact Oakland? How much surveillance is enough — or too much — to enhance our law enforcement capabilities? Bring your ideas and a friend or neighbor to discuss these important issues with knowledgeable resource people and fellow Oaklanders. 54636
Teach-In and Art Party: Surveillance, Policing and Corporate Complicity 2:00 am
Teach-In and Art Party: Surveillance, Policing and Corporate Complicity @ Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, near 24th St. BART
Jan 23 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 am
Hewlett Packard is developing and supporting a biometric ID system installed in Israeli checkpoints in the Occupied West Bank which categorizes citizens by their ethnic background. In the United States, HP is profiting from work with the US prison system and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) through a contract with the US Department of Homeland Security ICE Law Enforcement Support Center (LESC) to speed up the internal process of deciding a person’s documentation status. Come and learn from art activists about how to make creative and effective art installations … Continued
Come Speak Out Against the SF jail 1:00 pm
Come Speak Out Against the SF jail @ City Hall Room 250
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The San Francisco Gray Panthers are very concerned about issues of mass incarceration, prison expansion, profiling of minorities and youth, and the criminalization of poverty. Particularly in San Francisco, with such extremes of wealth and poverty, it seems outrageous to build more jail space, when three-quarters of prisoners are there because they’re too poor to make bail. We are helping to organize two important upcoming events to stop the new jail and we hope you will join us! The first was on January 18th. This one: Thursday, January 23rd: Speak … Continued
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Daniel Ellsberg et al: NSA Surveillance and Our “Almost Orwellian” State 3:30 am
Daniel Ellsberg et al: NSA Surveillance and Our “Almost Orwellian” State @ St. John's Presbyterian Church
Jan 24 @ 3:30 am – 5:30 am
The discussion will be led by a formidable cast of advocates including: Cindy Cohn, Legal Director and General Counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Ms. Cohn serves as counsel in First Unitarian Church v. NSA and Jewel v. NSA, each seeking to stop the ongoing dragnet warrantless surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans. Daniel Ellsberg, the iconic whistleblower and national hero described by President Nixon as “the most dangerous man in America,” and co-founder of Freedom of Press Foundation. Norman Solomon, Journalist, media critic, anti-war activist, co-founder of RootsAction.org, founding … Continued
#Jan25, Egypt: 3 years later. An educational day long program on #Egypt 3:00 pm
#Jan25, Egypt: 3 years later. An educational day long program on #Egypt @ Sudo Room (entrance on 22nd St, buzzer)
Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm – Jan 24 @ 11:00 pm
A full day educational program to mark the anniversary of the ongoing Egyptian revolution. In Egypt, the 25th of Jan this year is going to be a day of action against the continuity of military rule and the atrocities committed by the coup regime. The program will start from 3 pm and will be all night long until the last person leaves, so you’re welcome to stop by any time! Program details: -Film screening of rare footage highlighting different stages of the Egyptian struggle. – Skype conversations with Egyptians in … Continued
UC Berkeley General Assembly Returns 3:00 pm
UC Berkeley General Assembly Returns @ Sproul Plaza, Mario Savio Steps
Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm – Jan 24 @ 5:00 pm
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY RETURNS TO UC BERKELEY ON THE MARIO SAVIO STEPS JOIN US Tweeted out by @OccupyUCBerk54644
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Sinnin’ Sunnin’ and Savin’ At the Berkeley Post Office 11:30 am
Sinnin’ Sunnin’ and Savin’ At the Berkeley Post Office @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Jan 25 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Sinnin' Sunnin' and Savin' At the Berkeley Post Office @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office | Berkeley | California | United States
Come hang out with the coolest people around: The Berkeley Post Office Defenders. We’ll be continuing to gather signatures to Save the Post Office from privatization (we already got more than 1200…), talk to people, hand out literature and maybe listen to some cool bands. Lie down on the grass at MLK park, get yourself a bite to eat at the Farmer’s Market, and make your day complete with a visit next door at All of Our’s Post Office. 54642
Rebuild the Albany Bulb Library! 9:00 pm
Rebuild the Albany Bulb Library! @ Meet at the Albany Bulb Parking Lot
Jan 25 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 26 @ 1:00 am
Meet at the parking lot area first bench and “keyhole area” to rebuild the Albany bulb library which was mysteriously burned down recently. The Bulb community and supporters will rebuild the Albany Bulb library 1pm to 3pm. At 4pm we’ll have a pot luck and fire More info on this issue sharethebulb.org 54664
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Sunday at the Marxist Library: Syria, Iran, Iraq, WMD’s and US Imperialism. 6:30 pm
Sunday at the Marxist Library: Syria, Iran, Iraq, WMD’s and US Imperialism. @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
WMDs in Syria and Iran today, and formerly in Iraq, have been pretexts for U.S. military intervention, not the motivation for intervention. Uranium enrichment has thresholds that play into those pretexts. The seemingly implacable opposition between the U.S. versus Syria and Iran, and formerly Libya as well, is not the result of any fundamental anti-imperialism in these Middle Eastern states, but rather the U.S. policy obsession for financial and military compliance. Were it not for this U.S. obsession, the rulers of Syria and Iran would welcome foreign investment with open … Continued
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Albany Bulb Film: “Where Do You Go When it Rains?” 3:00 am
Albany Bulb Film: “Where Do You Go When it Rains?” @ The Holdout
Jan 27 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
Join us for the film screening of Andy Kreamer’s inlightening documentary about life at the Albany Bulb. Come out and learn more about their way of life and their struggle. Also meet activists working alongside in Solidarity with Bulb Residents and how you can get involved.54666
System Change, not Climate Change. 7:00 pm
System Change, not Climate Change. @ Oakland Peace Center
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The struggle over the environment is a struggle over people’s relationship to the planet: who will determine that relationship, the 1% who want to profit from the earth or regular people? Join a discussion of the environmental crisis, the problems with the market-based solutions pushed by politicians and business, and the potential for new popular movements. Featuring: Chris Williams, author of Ecology and Socialism Brooke Anderson, Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project* Facebook Event & RSVP.54637
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Film & Talk on Alternative Banking, Potluck Dinner. 2:30 am
Film & Talk on Alternative Banking, Potluck Dinner. @ First United Methodist Church
Jan 28 @ 2:30 am – 4:30 am
Hosted by the Marin Peace & Justice Coalition. Potluck dinner is 6:30 PM followed at 7:30 by the screening of a portion of Jekyll Island: The Truth Behind the Federal Reserve”, directed by Bill Still.  Guest speaker Laura Wells, the Green Party’s 2014 candidate for State Controller, will suggest alternatives to our present monetary system, including the option is a state-owned bank, such as the Bank of North Dakota. More info is at:  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/01/01/18748635.php54580
Save the Berkeley Post Office: Tell the City Council to Pass the Zoning Overlay. 6:30 pm
Save the Berkeley Post Office: Tell the City Council to Pass the Zoning Overlay. @ Old Berkeley City Hall
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Come pack the City Council meeting to continue pressuring our elected officials to Do The Right Thing. Rezoning the Historic District around MLK park would make commercial use of five or six of Berkeley’s historic buildings, including the Post Office, illegal. Rally: Beginning at 6:30 PM, possibly with the Light Brigade! City Council Meeting: 7:00 PM Expected time of beginning of consideration of Zoning Overlay: between 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM.    54667
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Stop the DAC: Public Safety Committee Meeting of the Oakland City Council. 2:00 am
Stop the DAC: Public Safety Committee Meeting of the Oakland City Council. @ Oakland City Hall off Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 29 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 am
Stop the DAC: Public Safety Committee Meeting of the Oakland City Council. @ Oakland City Hall off Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Public Safety Committee of the Oakland City Council will be discussing the Domain Awareness Center and a new contract for Schneider Electric to implement Phase II of the DAC (replacing SAIC, which was dismissed in part for being a Nuclear Weapons Contrator and in part for being general scum, having defrauded New York City of half a billion dollars) Here is the agenda item: Subject: Domain Awareness Center (DAC) Phase 2 Contract Award From: Oakland Fire Department Recommendation: Adopt A Resolution Authorizing The City Administrator To: 1) Negotiate And … Continued
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Jerry Mander, Will Durst & Spaghetti Dinner for the 99% 2:00 am
Jerry Mander, Will Durst & Spaghetti Dinner for the 99% @ Unitarian Universalist Center
Jan 30 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 am
Spaghetti Dinner for the 99% – dinner and program Our Liberties, Our Voices, Our Lives! featuring – JERRY MANDER, author and activist speaking on”Can Capitalism Be Reformed to Work for Democracy and Nature?” – WILL DURST, political satirist – KAREN MELANDER MAGOON & DEE ALLEN, Revolutionary Poets Brigade – Local activists will be honored for their work for Peace and Protecting the Rights of People and the Earth   More info.54582
TAKE BACK YOUR POWER: Investigating the Smart Grid. 2:30 am
TAKE BACK YOUR POWER: Investigating the Smart Grid. @ Humanist Hall
Jan 30 @ 2:30 am – 5:30 am
TAKE BACK YOUR POWER: Investigating the Smart Grid This week there will be two Bay Area screenings of the award-winning documentary, Take Back Your Power. Researchers, energy experts, doctors, environmentalists, and community members share their insights into the problems with ‘Smart’ meters and the ‘Smart’ grid, including damage to health, fires, invasion of privacy, and NO promised energy savings. There will be extensive discussion after the San Rafael screening. To learn more about this film, please go to http://www.takebackyourpower.net. 54733
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Prolonged Solitary Confinement and the Constitution 8:00 pm
Prolonged Solitary Confinement and the Constitution @ Berkeley law, Room 351
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Prolonged Solitary Confinement and the Constitution Brown Bag Presentation by Jules Lobel, Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh California currently holds several thousand prisoners in solitary confinement in what are known as Special Housing Units (SHU’s) throughout the state. Over 1000 of those prisoners confined in isolation at housed at Pelican Bay State Penitentiary SHU. These prisoners live in 80 square foot windowless cells. Their cells have solid steel doors perforated with small holes with permit some air to circulate and an extremely limited view into the hallway. The prisoners … Continued