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Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition Meeting 11:00 am
Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition Meeting @ The Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us as we start a new year and plan a rally for February 13th demanding that Kamala Harris prosecute Miguel Masso for the murder of Alan Blueford. Get up-to-date on the civil lawsuit that is proceeding against OPD and the City of Oakland. JAB has denounced the Domain Awareness Center and may have a speaker at the anti-DAC rally on February 4th. Come help us out in the fight for Justice 4 Alan and against police terrorism in general.54739
Fed Up Friday: Taking Aim at the Federal Reserve. 2:30 am
Fed Up Friday: Taking Aim at the Federal Reserve. @ Federal Reserve Building, near Embarcadero
Mar 1 @ 2:30 am – 3:30 am
 Across the country, people who are Fed Up with the Federal Reserve are gathering for Fed Up Fridays.  This month, the focus is on labor.  The Federal Reserve has a mandate to maintain maximum employment.  So where are the jobs?   It is clear that the Federal Reserve serves the interests of the banks first and foremost, ahead of all other mandates. That is not surprising, since the Federal Reserve is 100% owned by Wall Street banks.  Until we change the system to issue debt free sovereign money that will … Continued
Report Back from the Zapatista Little School 3:00 am
Report Back from the Zapatista Little School @ Station 40, Apt B, up a flight of stairs
Mar 1 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
A panel of alumni from the Zapatista Little School who traveled to Mexico as part of a delegation from Oakland will be talking about their experiences with the Zapatistas. The Little School is a recent initiative by the Zapatistas to invite thousands of participants from around the world to come to the Zapatista territories, stay in the homes of Zapatista families, work alongside the Zapatistas, and study the Zapatista approach to autonomy. We stayed in communities across the breadth of the Zapatista territory, from the mountains to the jungle, and … Continued
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Albany Bulb Petition Drive to restore parking & Orion’s Joy Of The Bulb Sunset Walk 11:30 pm
Albany Bulb Petition Drive to restore parking & Orion’s Joy Of The Bulb Sunset Walk @ Albany Bulb
Feb 2 @ 11:30 pm – Feb 3 @ 1:30 am
Albany Bulb Petition Drive to restore parking & Orion's Joy Of The Bulb Sunset Walk @ Albany Bulb | Albany | California | United States
3:30PM Petition Drive to Restore Parking 50 parking places at the Bulb 430 PM Sunset Hike 3:30 PM: Drop by a table at the Albany Bulb parking lot to encourage people to demand that the city of Albany restore Parking at the BULB so the working class and their dogs and children can enjoy our park. Recently the City has put up NO PARKING signs along the north side of Buchanan Street, eliminating about 50 parking spaces frequently used by visitors to the Bulb. There is no good environmental or … Continued
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Open University Teach-in, Meeting via Occupy Cal 1:00 am
Open University Teach-in, Meeting via Occupy Cal @ Sproul Plaza, Mario Savio Steps
Feb 4 @ 1:00 am – 2:00 am
Join the Open University @ Occupy Cal for our initial meeting of the semester on Monday Feb. 3rd 2014 on the Mario Savio steps. Campaigns: 1) Ax the Regents: The UC Board of Regents is the root of all evil for the UC system. This board consists of 18 members appointed by the state Governor for 12 year terms, 7 Ex Officio members, and 1 Student appointed for 1 year terms. None of the board members are democratically elected and some are/will be on their second 12 year terms if … Continued
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly 2:00 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Feb 4 @ 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!! The Postal Service has started to outsource Post Office services to Staples, replacing union jobs with low-paying, low benefit work. And we’re fighting against both! Come help us plan our next steps.   The City Council is on a path to pass some sort of Zoning Overlay which will protect the Post Office against various commercial uses. We need to stay on top of it. The American Postal Workers Union is planning more actions against Staples; we need … Continued
Keystone XL Protest Vigil — light the night with our resolve to stop the pipeline! 2:00 am
Keystone XL Protest Vigil — light the night with our resolve to stop the pipeline! @ State Department Offices
Feb 4 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am
  The Environmental Impact Statement released by the State Department on Friday does not take a stand on whether President Obama should approve the pipeline. That�s good and bad: on the one hand, it�s better than the previous reports, which gave much more support for the pipe — but on the other hand, it avoids the glaringly obvious fact that that a pipeline carrying 800,000 barrels per day of the world�s dirtiest oil would be a disaster for the climate, and the lives of Indigenous communities, farmers and homes along … Continued
Occupy Forum: Theater of the Oppressed 2:00 am
Occupy Forum: Theater of the Oppressed @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Feb 4 @ 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! � OccupyForum presents � Jiwon Chung and friends: Theater of the Oppressed � Theater of the Oppressed is a collection of games, techniques and exercises for using theater as a vehicle for personal and social transformation. It uses the dynamized human body and the charged theatrical space as a laboratory for exploring power, transforming oppression, and finding solutions to the fundamental problems of conflict, inequality, … Continued
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Public Education for all! How to Stop the Corporate Agenda of Privatization 1:00 am
Public Education for all! How to Stop the Corporate Agenda of Privatization @ Science 200, CCSF Ocean Campus
Feb 5 @ 1:00 am – 2:00 am
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER DR. STEVEN STRAUSS Dr. Strauss is an author and practicing Baltimore-area neurologist and Ph.D. linguistics scholar. He is a frequent writer and speaker on education issues, to which he brings an anti-capitalist analysis and the passion of a parent with two children educated in public schools. He was a participant in the 2011 Save Our Schools protest in Washington, D.C. against corporatization and high-stakes testing. .54771
DON’T SELL THE PEOPLE OF OAKLAND TO THE DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY! 2:00 am
DON’T SELL THE PEOPLE OF OAKLAND TO THE DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY! @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre and City Council chambers
Feb 5 @ 2:00 am – 9:30 am
DON'T SELL THE PEOPLE OF OAKLAND TO THE DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY! @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre and City Council chambers | Oakland | California | United States
Stop the Domain Awareness Center before it gets built!!! Come on Out to Oscar Grant Plaza and City Council Chambers – Together We Say: DON’T SELL THE PEOPLE OF OAKLAND TO THE DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY! Outside: Feast! Music! Rally! Late Night Films! More. Facebook page & RSVP. Read about the Domain Awareness Center. The Oakland Privacy website. Reference: The DAC FAQ Twitter: @Oaklandprivacy. Also, sign the on line petition to stop the DAC. See Also: The Face of Quan. The Arms of Santana. The Body of OPD. Or, DAC Spelled Correctly is … Continued
Introduction to Research Justice: How Does Research Aid Revolution? A Live Broadcast Webinar 6:00 pm
Introduction to Research Justice: How Does Research Aid Revolution? A Live Broadcast Webinar @ On the Internet
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Research Justice Collective, in collaboration with the Data Center, the Dream Resource Center, and the Industrial Workers of the World Survey & Research Committee, presents LIVE WEB BROADCAST: http://www.researchjustice.com RSVP: http://bit.ly/introwebinar2014 Speakers: JAY DONAHUE Data Center http://datacenter.org IMELDA PLASCENCIA Dream Resource Center http://www.dreamresourcecenter.org KATE DIEDRICK IWW Survey & Research Committee http://militantresearch.org Those in power rule by coercion and consent. We see this in the violence wreaked by states when people are caught in the borders. By bosses when workers rise up. By the police when they stop and frisk … Continued
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GENERAL MEETING OF THE SAVE CCSF COALITION 1:00 am
GENERAL MEETING OF THE SAVE CCSF COALITION @ Arts 217, CCSF Ocean Campus
Feb 6 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am
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Strike Debt: Politics of Debt: New Currency Theory and Michael Hudson’s ‘The Bubble and Beyond’ 3:30 am
Strike Debt: Politics of Debt: New Currency Theory and Michael Hudson’s ‘The Bubble and Beyond’ @ Public School Space (entrance on 22nd St, use buzzer)
Feb 6 @ 3:30 am – 5:00 am
This class will delve into the differences between Modern Monetary Theory and New Currency Theory (only recently devised).  Does MMT hold the only solutions for monetary or banking reform?  Or is NCT have better options?  We’ll read this position paper from the latest Real-World Economics Review to understand the nuances of our debt based financial system: http://p.feedblitz.com/t3.asp?/332386/0/0/www.paecon.net/PAEReview/issue66/Huber66.pdf Michael Hudson’s ‘The Bubble and Beyond’ will also be mixed in the discussion. Chapter 3, ‘How Economic Theory Came to Ignore the Role of Debt’ and chapter 6 ‘The Financial Character of Today’s … Continued
Film Screening of ‘Edible City.’ 7:00 pm
Film Screening of ‘Edible City.’ @ Room 159
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Highlighting the most dynamic food initiatives in the Bay, including the fight for the Gill Tract Farm (Occupy the Farm). Q&A with the director afterwards, and free Cheesboard pizza!54808
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Joint Conference: Join the Fight Against Veolia Corporation: Stop Privatization and Union Busting. 9:00 pm
Joint Conference: Join the Fight Against Veolia Corporation: Stop Privatization and Union Busting. @ Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Feb 8 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 9 @ 5:00 am
Facebook Page and RSVP. Flyer with more info. The Veolia Group is a French owned multi-national, which plays a growing role in the world economy pushing privatization of water resources, transportation and other public services. In the Bay Area, Veolia has pushed for the privatization of water treatment in Richmond, CA, which has led to union busting and environmental degradation. Thomas P. Hoch, Vice President of Veolia Transportation Services was hired to represent BART management in recent negotiations. Hoch attacked BART unions ATU 1555, SEIU 1021 and AFSCME 993. Veolia … Continued
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Open Day at the Student Organic Garden. 10:00 am
Open Day at the Student Organic Garden. @ Student Organic Garden
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Discussion to plan the next steps for Grow the Revolution.54809
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Birthday Party for Tristan Anderson 1:00 am
Birthday Party for Tristan Anderson @ The Holdout
Feb 10 @ 1:00 am – 6:00 am
Show some love for Tristan on his birthday, and show some love for the Holdout too! Kid friendly, wheel chair accessible. Free food. Tristan’s been through a lot, his body has been through a lot. This winter [get out in the streets with us THURS MARCH 13] marks five years since Tristan was shot in the head with a tear gas grenade, changing his life forever. Join us Sun Feb 9 to have a good time and cherish our comrades. Every birthday is a victory against state aggression.   Facebook … Continued
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The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance
The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance @ The Internet
Feb 11 – Feb 12 all-day
Thousands of websites will host banners urging people to call/email Congress. Plans may change, but we intend to ask legislators to oppose the FISA Improvements Act, support the USA Freedom Act, and enact protections for non-Americans. From The Day We Fight Back Website: In January 2012 we defeated the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation with the largest Internet protest in history. A year ago this month one of that movement’s leaders, Aaron Swartz, tragically passed away. Today we face a different threat, one that undermines the Internet, and the notion … Continued
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)
Feb 11 @ 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. And we’re fighting against both! Come help us plan our next steps.   The City Council is on a path to pass some sort of Zoning Overlay which may protect the Post Office against various commercial uses, or be totally ineffective. We need to stay on top of it. The American Postal Workers Union is planning more actions … Continued
Occupy Forum: Power, Privilege and Terrorism: 2:00 am
Occupy Forum: Power, Privilege and Terrorism: @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Feb 11 @ 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! OccupyForum presents… Power, Privilege and Terrorism: Hindu Extremism in India and its tentacles in the Indian American Diaspora With Ahmed Syed, member Indian American Muslim Council and Karthik Ramanathan, Occupy activist The year 2002 will remain an infamous moment in the history of secular India. During this time, thousands of unarmed Muslim civilians — men, women and children — in the state of Gujarat were … Continued
Silent Protest in Support of Sex Workers Rights 9:30 am
Silent Protest in Support of Sex Workers Rights @ Outside the San Francisco Public Library
Feb 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Participants will pass out fliers, wearing tape over their mouths to to point out the fact that when violence against sex workers is discussed by “experts” from a prostitution abolitionist perspective, sex worker voices and perspectives are not included. If you want, wear red or bring red umbrella The main goal of this protest is to ask that sex workers are included in the processes that affect us. A seat at the table for sex worker rights advocates Adult consensual sex workers should have a seat at the table when … Continued
Support the Prisoner-led Movement to End Long-Term Solitary Confinement! 5:30 pm
Support the Prisoner-led Movement to End Long-Term Solitary Confinement! @ State Capitol
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Support the Prisoner-led Movement to End Long-Term Solitary Confinement! @ State Capitol | Sacramento | California | United States
All Out to Sacramento!   9:30 AM: Hearing, Rm 4203. 12:00 noon: Rally. 2:00 PM. Lobby legislators. Rideshare: Contact Tynan 415 361 8436.  Rides from McArthur Bart 7:00 AM. In response to the largest prison hunger strike in US history, California lawmakers are holding the 2nd legislative hearing on solitary confinement in US prisons. We will be with the prisoners… in the courts, in the legislature, or out in the commnity. We will use every venue available to us, UNTIL THE TORTURE IS ENDED. — Marie Levin, sister of Hunger … Continued
CODEPINK NSA Team Surveils Senator Dianne Feinstein’s San Francisco Home! 8:00 pm
CODEPINK NSA Team Surveils Senator Dianne Feinstein’s San Francisco Home! @ Feinstein's House, Lyon &`Vallejo
Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Join the CODEPINK NSA program as we surveill and monitor the house of Senator Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday, February 11th at noon. Bring your surveillance equipment, magnifying glasses, tracking devices and drones as we monitor for any suspicious activities! The protest is being organized in solidarity with the Day We Fight Back day of action! Original IndyBay listing. Facebook event.54773
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The Day We Fight Back: San Francisco Convergence. 2:00 am
The Day We Fight Back: San Francisco Convergence. @ ATT Building
Feb 12 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am
SAN FRANCISCO CONVERGENCE * Mark Klein, former ATT technician and whistleblower on the NSA/ATT. * Guerrilla Projections and Video by the SF Projection Dept. in conjunction with projection/illuminator groups across the country. * Bay Area Light Brigade! * Giant “Stop Watching Us” painted Parachute. Join us at the site of Room 641A, the telecommunication interception facility operated by AT&T for the U.S. National Security Agency in a massive, unconstitutional, illegal program to wiretap and data-mine Americans’ communications. In January 2012 we defeated the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation with the … Continued
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The Death of Kayla Moore: One Year Later. Rally & Speakout. 2:00 am
The Death of Kayla Moore: One Year Later. Rally & Speakout. @ Gaia Building
Feb 13 @ 2:00 am – 4:30 am
WE WONT FORGET! Demand Justice for Kayla Moore One year ago on February 12th, Kayla Moore was killed by Berkeley Police Officers.  A transgendered, African American woman with mental disabilities who was in her own home, she posed no threat to herself or others. Without any legal justification, Berkeley Police officers grabbed her and attempted to take her into custody. On her stomach, handcuffed and struggling to breath under a pile of six police, Kayla died in the early hours of February 13th. The Berkeley City Council has ignored the … Continued
Protest Janet Napolitano at her Visit to UC Berkeley 6:00 pm
Protest Janet Napolitano at her Visit to UC Berkeley @ Sutardja Dai Hall
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Protest Janet Napolitano at her Visit to UC Berkeley @ Sutardja Dai Hall | Berkeley | CA | United States
OBAMA: Pass the DREAM ACT! Spread the word! UC President Janet Napolitano is coming to UC Berkeley Thurs. Feb. 13 to Sutardja Dai Hall. No mass deporter and privatizer as UC President! Protest and make clear that we want the UC Regents to remove Napolitano and replace her with a great educator and champion of public democratic education.  UC President Janet Napolitano is making her official campus visit to UC Berkeley on Thurs. Feb. 13. Students and community supporters reject Napolitano as the official head of the UC system and … Continued
Kamala Harris: Do Your Job! Prosecute Killer Cops! 11:00 pm
Kamala Harris: Do Your Job! Prosecute Killer Cops! @ State Building, behind Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 13 @ 11:00 pm – Feb 14 @ 1:00 am
Kamala Harris: Do Your Job! Prosecute Killer Cops! @ State Building, behind Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
TELL CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL KAMALA HARRIS: PROSECUTE KILLER COPS IT’S YOUR JOB RALLY AND SPEAKOUT 3PM THURSDAY 2/13 1515 CLAY STREET, OAKLAND (STATE BUILDING BEHIND OSCAR GRANT PLAZA) Initiated by the Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition. The Justice for Alan Blueford Coalition (JAB) submitted a letter to California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris at the State March Against Police Brutality on October 22, demanding that she do her job and prosecute Miguel Masso for the murder of Alan Blueford. Since then she has responded with a flat refusal to reopen … Continued
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Raise the Minimum Wage to $12.25 with Paid Sick leave. 5:30 pm
Raise the Minimum Wage to $12.25 with Paid Sick leave. @ Fruitvale Bart Station Plaza
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Raise the Minimum Wage to $12.25. It’s time we make Oakland the kind of city that families can afford to put food on the table, keep a roof over our heads, and keep the lights on! Let’s ensure that workers can meet our basic needs. Join ACCE, EBASE, Raise the Wage East Bay, ROC the Bay, SEIU 1021, SEIU ULTCW, UFCW Local 5, and UNITE HERE 2850 to gather signatures for a ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage and provide workers with paid sick days. 9:30 AM: Rally. 11:00 … Continued
Protest Staples Taking Part in Privatizing the Post Office! 7:00 pm
Protest Staples Taking Part in Privatizing the Post Office! @ Downtown Berkeley Staples Store
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 The American Postal Workers Union is organizing a protest at the Berkeley Staples store against the installation of Post Office stations inside Staples stores, staffed by low-wage non-union, no-benefit Staples workers instead of unionized Postal Service employees.   For more information on APWU’s efforts contact: Rich Shelley @ 443-980-5586 APWU will provide leaflets to hand out.   Berkeley Post Office Defenders, organized to defend against the sale of the downtown Berkeley Post Office and call attention to the evils of privatization in general, supports the APWU in its efforts to stop … Continued
COLLECT PHONE NUMBERS AND SIGNATURES FROM WORKING CLASS AT THE BULB 8:00 pm
COLLECT PHONE NUMBERS AND SIGNATURES FROM WORKING CLASS AT THE BULB @ ALBANY BULB
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
SAT FEB 15  NOON TO 3PM COLLECT PHONE NUMBERS AND SIGNATURES FROM WORKING CLASS AT THE BULB  to Restore Parking at the BULB so the working class and their dogs and children can enjoy our park KUDOS TO mayoral candidate DAN SIEGEL who signed this at the Anti DAC DEMONSTRATION THE OTHER NIGHT TEXT OF PETITION ”   ” WE THE WORKING PEOPLE OF THE BAY AREA DEMAND YOU RESTORE THE PARKING SPACES @ THE BULB SO THAT WE CAN CONTINTINUE TO HAVE FREE ACCESS WITH OUR FRIENDS,FAMILY AND DOGS … Continued
STRIKE DEBT BAY AREA MEETING: IDEAS INTO ACTION. 11:00 pm
STRIKE DEBT BAY AREA MEETING: IDEAS INTO ACTION. @ UC Student-Workers Union (cross street Milvia)
Feb 15 @ 11:00 pm – Feb 16 @ 1:30 am
STRIKE DEBT BAY AREA MEETING: IDEAS INTO ACTION. @ UC Student-Workers Union (cross street Milvia) | Berkeley | California | United States
New to Strike Debt?? Don’t walk cold turkey into a bunch of radicals talking about debt! Show up a half hour early at 2:30 PM for an informal pre-meeting intro session. If you’d like to attend this pre-together please email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com and let us know you’re coming.
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The Black Panther Party, Crack and the CIA. 3:00 am
The Black Panther Party, Crack and the CIA. @ La Idea Social Space, by Highland Hospital
Feb 16 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
In the 1980’s the CIA flooded the black community with crack-cocaine as a means of funding the Right-wing insurgency in Nicaragua but also as a way of attacking the power of the black community. Join various community speakers as they discuss this history, its impact and meaning today, as well as the ways in which the Black Panther Party addressed drugs in Oakland and across the United States.54862
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Justice 4 Andy Lopez! – All Out For Andy! 9:30 pm
Justice 4 Andy Lopez! – All Out For Andy! @ Old Court House Square
Feb 17 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Andy’s Youth has decided to call a march demanding that the Santa Rosa Police Dept. show the public their findings and conclusion of The Andy Lopez Investigation. “The People have Lost Confidence, and No Longer Believe, that Jill Ravitch, along with the Sonoma County District Attorneys Office, can, with the Highest Level of Moral and Ethical Standards, Without Bias, and with Full Transparency and Impartiality, conduct any form of investigation. To assume that Jill Ravitch, or the Sonoma County District Attorneys Office can perform their duties, and Prosecute these Killer … Continued
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Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly 2:00 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Feb 18 @ 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!! The Postal Service has started to outsource Post Office services to Staples, replacing union jobs with low-paying, low benefit work. And we’re fighting against both! Come help us plan our next steps.  The City Council is on a path to pass some sort of Zoning Overlay which may protect the Post Office against various commercial uses, or be totally ineffective. We need to stay on top of it. The American Postal Workers Union is planning more actions against … Continued
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All Out to City Hall. Stop the DAC! 2:30 am
All Out to City Hall. Stop the DAC! @ City Hall / Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Feb 19 @ 2:30 am – 5:30 am
All Out to City Hall. Stop the DAC! @ City Hall / Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater | Oakland | California | United States
All out to City Hall to pack the next Oakland City Council meeting in opposition to the Domain Awareness Center (DAC). The DAC is a massive proposed spy center for the city of Oakland, in cooperation between Oakland Police and the Department of Homeland Security. This vote could stop the DAC, if City Council is willing to take a real stand. Exactly what time the vote will take place is uncertain, so come hang out with Oakland Privacy Group activists beginning at 6:30 and learn about the DAC. Sign up … Continued
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Strike Debt Bay Area Reading Group: Politics of Debt. 3:30 am
Strike Debt Bay Area Reading Group: Politics of Debt. @ Public School Space (entrance on 22nd St, use buzzer)
Feb 20 @ 3:30 am – 5:30 am
For the next Politics of Debt class we will be discussing ideas coming from the American Monetary Institute in Stephen Zarlenga’s brochure and Jamie Walton’s critique of Ellen Brown’s Web of Debt.  We’ll try to understand what AMI believes about debt, money, and the Federal Reserve system as well as their proposed solution in monetary reform. Here are the three essays: Zarlenga’s brochure. Monetary reform FAQ. Review of ‘Web of Debt.’ 54831
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Palestine Children’s Welfare Fund benefit Jazz virtuoso Gilad Atzmon meets Peter Barshay on bass and Bryan Bowman on drums 7:00 pm
Palestine Children’s Welfare Fund benefit Jazz virtuoso Gilad Atzmon meets Peter Barshay on bass and Bryan Bowman on drums @ Up town Body and Fender
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jazz virtuoso Gilad Atzmon meets Peter Barshay on bass and Bryan Bowman on drums 7:00pm @Uptown Body & Fender 401 26th St. Oakland Phone: (510)224-3518 19th St. BART a benefit for the Palestine Children’s Welfare Fund54965
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Spied On: Surveillance and Resistance. 3:00 am
Spied On: Surveillance and Resistance. @ Bay Area Public School (Sudo room), enter on 22nd St., take elevator to 2nd floor
Feb 22 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
SPIED UPON: SURVEILLANCE AND RESISTANCE Between the ever-present fear of informants to the profusion of metadata collection and the construction of the Domain Awareness Center (DAC) in Oakland, the growing problem of surveillance has made it into the mainstream dialogue, but the people and communities most affected are sometimes being left out of the conversation. Join us for an evening of ideas, discussion and questions about solidarity in the face of this intimidation. How do we support one another and our movements when being targeted by police, surveillance and informants? … Continued
No Surveillance in Oakland 11:00 pm
No Surveillance in Oakland @ Defemery (Lil' Bobby Hutton) Park
Feb 22 @ 11:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 12:30 am
No Surveillance in Oakland @ Defemery (Lil' Bobby Hutton) Park | Oakland | California | United States
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The Case Of The ACAC 19 – Forum and Discussion 12:00 am
The Case Of The ACAC 19 – Forum and Discussion @ The Long Haul
Feb 23 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
What can we learn about the state’s repressive strategies from the case of the ACAC 19? What does it mean? What doesn’t it mean? There were several repressive tactics used in this case: apparently random attack, brutality, and arrest; the inclusion of the gang task force, felony charges, outrageous bails, DNA collection, cell phone confiscation and searches; social media subpeonas, mass media attacks and persisting with prosecuting a case with little or no grounds. Some tactics were historically typical and some were not. Hear from defendents how it went down, from … Continued
A Conscious Commons Festival at the Berkeley Post Office. 7:00 pm
A Conscious Commons Festival at the Berkeley Post Office. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
“Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.” ― Dalai Lama XIV A Conscious Commons Festival As you may know, the US Postal Service is trying to sell and privatize Berkeley’s Downtown Post Office.   Community members continue to mobilize to save our commons in what has become a national effort. We are involved in spreading the word through festivals and action and by participating in judicial and political efforts … Continued
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David Rovics & Eric Drooker Benefit Concert for Tristan Anderson 1:00 am
David Rovics & Eric Drooker Benefit Concert for Tristan Anderson @ The Art House
Feb 24 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am
David Rovics & Eric Drooker Benefit Concert for Tristan Anderson @ The Art House | Berkeley | California | United States
David Rovics, Eric Drooker & Tristan Anderson will perform together on Sunday, Feb. 23rd at the Art House in Berkeley, 2905 Shattuck Ave. The event will be a benefit for Justice 4 Tristan. Schedule: 5 PM                   Potluck dinner 6 PM                   Welcoming 6:15-6:45            Tristan Anderson slide show 6:45-7:15             David Rovics  amplified set 7:15-8:00             Eric Drooker Multimedia Performance 8PM-…..               David Rovics acoutic set David Rovics is a great folk singer of songs of social significance.  You can download most of his music at his web site or … Continued
Stop the Drones! Protest, Rally, Talks near Beale Air Force Base near Sacramento. 11:00 pm
Stop the Drones! Protest, Rally, Talks near Beale Air Force Base near Sacramento. @ Beale Air Force Base, north of Sacramento
Feb 24 @ 11:00 pm – Feb 25 @ 1:00 am
Col. Ann Wright, peace activist “extraordinaire,”  coming to Occupy Beale AFB this month. Please join us for one or both days!  Together we can stop the War Machine and ground those drones for good! For three years activists have been gathering monthly at Beale AFB, near Marysville, CA. This month Col. (ret.) Ann Wright joins us to protest and will be speaking at several local events. Monday, February 24th Protest/Vigil: 3-5 p.m. at Wheatland Gate, (Intersection of So. Beale Rd. and Ostrom Rd.) 5:30 p.m. Teach-in and Encampment at Main Gate (N. … Continued
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Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly 2:00 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Feb 25 @ 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!! The Postal Service has started to outsource Post Office services to Staples, replacing union jobs with low-paying, low benefit work. And we’re fighting against both! Come help us plan our next steps. The City Council is on a path to pass some sort of Zoning Overlay which may protect the Post Office against various commercial uses, or be totally ineffective. We need to stay on top of it. The American Postal Workers Union is planning more actions against … Continued
Occupy Forum: David Rovics in Concert. 2:00 am
Occupy Forum: David Rovics in Concert. @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Feb 25 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 am
David Rovics tours on four continents, playing for audiences large and small at cafes, pubs, college campuses, churches, union halls and protest rallies. Many activists consider him a leading voice of the Occupy Movement in that he has visited and performed at 30 Occupy tent cities throughout the U.S. Our Steve Jacobson traveled to Mendocino with David last year and says whether David is performing for an audience of 10 people or 100, he gives it his all. This should be really great; inspiring and galvanizing. 54932
Forums on the New Dangers of Extreme Energy, from Canada to Contra Costa 3:00 am
Forums on the New Dangers of Extreme Energy, from Canada to Contra Costa @ First Baptist Church in Pittsburg
Feb 25 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
The Sunflower Alliance is pleased to host a series of forums in northern Contra Costa County on the dangers of the fossil fuel industry’s turn to extreme energy in recent years. CoCoCo and Benicia are home to five refineries, specializing in the dirtiest and heaviest crude oils, and the industry has proposed five major projects to expand refineries and bring in crude oil by train. In Pittsburg, Martinez, and Richmond, we will have panel discussions with experts and community activists, featuring a special guest from Lac-Mégantic, Canada, which suffered a devastating oil train explosion … Continued
Oakland Privacy Group: Privacy Policy & Coordination Working Meeting. 7:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Group: Privacy Policy & Coordination Working Meeting. @ Sudo Room (entrance on 22nd St, buzzer)
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
On February 26th (6pm-8pm) the City of Oakland will host a session in City Council Chambers for “Public Input to the DAC Privacy Policy Framework.” The Oakland Privacy Working Group will conduct a meeting the day before (Tuesday, February 25th 7pm) at the Sudo Room. If you are an active participant please attend this meeting. We will be discussing and solidifying our overall approach and plan for addressing City Council as one voice. Note: Our regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 28th, at 8:30 PM in the same … Continued
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Solidarity with Korean General Strike! Hands Off Korean Workers 12:00 am
Solidarity with Korean General Strike! Hands Off Korean Workers @ Korean Consulate
Feb 26 @ 12:00 am – 1:30 am
Hundreds of thousands of Korean workers are striking F25 to defend the basic right to organize unions and their right to strike. In December some 5000 police were sent to the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions headquarter; 138 unionists were arrested, rail workers were fired upon, and the union was fined millions of dollars for “obstructing business.” We demand: Free all jailed workers. No reprisals, rehired fired workers, drop charges and fines. Stop government repression against unions Defend the right to strike and stop privatizaion. 54908
March on Greed in SF: Housing is a Human Right. 7:30 pm
March on Greed in SF: Housing is a Human Right. @ 24th St. BART, SF
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
SAN FRANCISCO TENANTS’ GROUPS TO HOLD “MARCH ON GREED” IN PROTEST OF LOCAL LANDLORD AND “SERIAL EVICTOR” San Francisco –  Next Wednesday, February 26, a coalition of tenants’ rights activists and and local economic justice groups, led by the rising direct action group Eviction Free San Francisco, will hold a march in protest of a local landlord Kaushik Dattani, who has been receiving increased notoriety as a “serial evictor” due to him recently being added to the “dirty dozen” by the Anti Eviction Mapping Project, for being one of the … Continued
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Hoodies Up! 2 Years Since the Murder of Trayvon Martin. 12:00 am
Hoodies Up! 2 Years Since the Murder of Trayvon Martin. @ Fruitvale Bart Station Plaza
Feb 27 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am
Rally & March. We Aer All Trayvon Martin. The whole Damn System is Guilty. Youth Are Not Suspects, They Are Human Beings. Facebook page & RSVP. The murder of Trayvon Martin was, and still is, a towering outrage. Remember: when the verdict came down many thousands rejected the call for “calm reflection” from Obama and others and took to the streets in outrage. Many more asked: Why does this happen? And, what can we do about it? There is a challenge before us: What kind of world are we going … Continued
Public Hearing on DAC “Privacy Policy.” Speak Out Against the Madness! 2:00 am
Public Hearing on DAC “Privacy Policy.” Speak Out Against the Madness! @ City Council Chambers
Feb 27 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Come speak out on a “privacy policy” that allows the City of Oakland to violate our 1st and 4th amendment rights with impunity. Staff is taking a new and aggressive approach to public engagement around this draft framework. Distribution of this framework will happen via EngageOakland, a survey monkey, and broad dissemination via the Neighborhood Service Coordinators. This framework is being disseminated for a thirty day public comment period. During that time period there will be two public meetings scheduled for Wednesday, February 26th in City Council Chambers, and Thursday, … Continued
Forums on the New Dangers of Extreme Energy, from Canada to Contra Costa 2:30 am
Forums on the New Dangers of Extreme Energy, from Canada to Contra Costa @ Veteran's Memorial Bldg
Feb 27 @ 2:30 am – 4:30 am
The Sunflower Alliance is pleased to host a series of forums in northern Contra Costa County on the dangers of the fossil fuel industry’s turn to extreme energy in recent years. CoCoCo and Benicia are home to five refineries, specializing in the dirtiest and heaviest crude oils, and the industry has proposed five major projects to expand refineries and bring in crude oil by train. In Pittsburg, Martinez, and Richmond, we will have panel discussions with experts and community activists, featuring a special guest from Lac-Mégantic, Canada, which suffered a devastating oil train explosion … Continued
Venezuela Update. 3:00 am
Venezuela Update. @ La Pena Cultural Center (2 blocks from Ashby BART)
Feb 27 @ 3:00 am – 4:30 am
Come to this event to find out what’s going on in Venezuela. For another source that is not from the “elite” point-of-view, see http://venezuelanalysis.com/54988
Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting 4:30 am
Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting @ The Sudoroom
Feb 27 @ 4:30 am – 5:45 am
Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting @ The Sudoroom | Oakland | California | United States
NOTE: We are meeting at 8:30 tonight so we can attend the first public meeting on the DAC “privacy” policy. http://oaklandwiki.org/Public_Meeting_on_DAC_Privacy_Policy Join Oakland Privacy Working Group to organize against the Domain Awareness Center (DAC), Oakland’s citywide networked mass surveillance hub. We aim to have 2 monthly meetings, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 6:30 at the SUDOROOM.  Stop by and learn how you can help guard Oakland’s right not to be spied on by the government & if you are interested in joining the Oakland Privacy Working Group email listserv, send … Continued
Speak out against a proposed coal export terminal at Jack London Square 11:00 pm
Speak out against a proposed coal export terminal at Jack London Square @ Port of Oakland Commissioners' Meeting (2nd floor)
Feb 27 @ 11:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 1:00 am
 A Kentucky-based company called Bowie Resource Partners wants to turn Oakland’s Jack London Square into a hub for shipping dirty coal to Asia. CREDO activists have helped fight off similar proposals in Oregon and Washington over the past few years, but the coal industry is desperate to ship its dirty product overseas, so it is now targeting California for coal exports. The Port of Oakland’s Board of Commissioners will be discussing the proposal at its meeting on Thursday � and it wants to hear whatt local residents think. Can you … Continued
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Sneek Peek Preview of ‘Occupy the Farm’ Documentary 3:00 am
Sneek Peek Preview of ‘Occupy the Farm’ Documentary @ 210 Wheeler Hall
Feb 28 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
  We are truly excited to share this sneak peak with our organizing community: this will be the Bay Area’s first opportunity to get a look at the almost-final cut of the full-length Occupy the Farm documentary.  Director Todd Darling will be in attendance to answer questions and solicit feedback.  If you’d like to see this movie finished and in distribution soon, please consider contributing so that can happen:http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/occupy-the-farm55000