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Collect Signatures for $12.25/hr Minimum Wage Ballot Initiative. 6:00 pm
Collect Signatures for $12.25/hr Minimum Wage Ballot Initiative. @ Oakland ACCE offices
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ballot Initiative to Lift Up Oakland! Join community members, workers, small business owners, students, and faith leaders who are uniting to lift up our City with a voter ballot initiative to raise the the minimum wage and provide workers with paid sick days. 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. Provide Workers … Continued
Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition Meeting. 11:00 am
Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition Meeting.
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
JAB is currently focused on the demand that California Attorney General Kamala Harris do her job & prosecute ALL killer cops. Everyone is welcome, we will meet at The Alan Blueford Center for Justice at 2434 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, please check here for late changes. Our latest action was a civil disobedience “standin” at Oakland’s State Building that resulted in eight people being arrested, but the good news is that all the charges are being dropped. Upcoming events we will be discussing include – April 8 – Families United March on … Continued
Forums on the New Dangers of Extreme Energy, from Canada to Contra Costa 12:00 pm
Forums on the New Dangers of Extreme Energy, from Canada to Contra Costa @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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
Don’t stand for Sit/Lie in SF!! 11:00 pm
Don’t stand for Sit/Lie in SF!! @ In front of Macy's
Mar 1 @ 11:00 pm – Mar 2 @ 12:30 am
“First they came for the homeless…” Occupy / Sit-in against Sit/Lie law in front of Macy’s This is the second action of this campaign Don’t stand for Sit/Lie!! After the March Against Corruption this Saturday, join us in front of Macy’s SF Store on Union Square 54994
Film Screening: Stories from Women’s Liberation 1963-1970 11:00 pm
Film Screening: Stories from Women’s Liberation 1963-1970 @ berkeley downtown library, 3rd floor
Mar 1 @ 11:00 pm – Mar 2 @ 1:00 am
 In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Berkeley Public Library will be hosting a screening of the documentary film Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation 1963-1970 followed by a Q&A with director Jennifer Lee. This film compiles footage and photographs collected and filmed by Lee over a nine year period including interviews with Betty Friedan, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (the Washington, D.C. delegate to Congress), Aileen Hernandez (the only woman to serve on the first Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), Kathie Sarachild (a leader in the consciousness-raising movement and Redstockings member), Frances M. Beal … Continued
Occupy Forum: Fukushima: Facts and Fiction 1:00 am
Occupy Forum: Fukushima: Facts and Fiction @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Apr 1 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
  Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! OccupyForum presents� Fukushima: Facts and Fiction During the three long and frightening years since the triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi, the world has heard less and less about this manmade industrial disaster. Money, power, and engineering hubris were put ahead of the lives and health of the people of Japan and the northern hemisphere as radiation releases continue to leave the site and migrate into the environment. Decommissioning and dismantling the reactors will take decades, and complete cleanup is not even possible. … Continued
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International Day in Solidarity with the Haitian People 1:30 am
International Day in Solidarity with the Haitian People @ Humanist Hall
Mar 2 @ 1:30 am – 4:30 am
International Day in Solidarity with the Haitian People @ Humanist Hall | Oakland | California | United States
International Days in Solidarity with the Haitian People 10 years since the 2004 Coup … 210 years since Haiti’s Revolution * Stand with the People of Haiti – Eyewitness reports, drums, film, food, music We are approaching the 10th anniversary of the Feb. 29, 2004 coup d’etat, engineered by the US, France and Canada, which has left a brutal legacy of pain and destruction. This is an occasion that cries out to be seized upon by all who oppose the coup and support the popular movement. In Oakland, we in … Continued
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Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly 6:00 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office (inside if it is really cold)
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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
Film Screening: Honor the Earth. Plus Westpac Project Review & More 6:00 pm
Film Screening: Honor the Earth. Plus Westpac Project Review & More @ La Pena Cultural Center (2 blocks from Ashby BART)
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Winona LaDuke Honor the Earth Native American author/activist will show a new short film of the Lakota and Anishinaabe peoples’ horse rides along routes of proposed pipelines that would cross North American prairies to carry Canadian crude oil/tar sands. Lyana Monterrey Pittsburg Ethics Council/Pittsburg Defense Council Co-founder of local community coalitions will talk about the proposed WesPac project in Pittsburg, CA, a massive crude oil storage and transfer facility to feed ultra-dirty oil to Bay Areas five refineries and export across the Pacific. Victor Menotti International Forum on Globalization IFG … Continued
Occupy Forum: In Berkeley: Winona La Duke, Victor Menotti, Lyana Monterey 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: In Berkeley: Winona La Duke, Victor Menotti, Lyana Monterey @ La Pena Cultural Center, a few blocks from the Ashby BART
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please come early to help set up and stay after to break down chairs as OccupyForum supports this event! See you there! (Don’t show up at Global Exchange, we will all be in Berkeley!) Winona LaDuke Honor the Earth Native American author/activist will show a new short film of the Lakota and Anishinaabe peoples’ horse rides along routes of proposed pipelines that would cross North American prairies to carry Canadian crude oil/tar sands. Lyana Monterrey Pittsburg Ethics Council/Pittsburg Defense Council Co-founder of local community coalitions will talk about the proposed … Continued
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Lighthouse Mosque Press Conference Against the DAC 5:15 pm
Lighthouse Mosque Press Conference Against the DAC @ City Hall steps, Oscar Grant Plaza
Mar 4 @ 5:15 pm – 5:30 pm
After a strong community presence from the Lighthouse Mosque, and local technology activists, the City of Oakland put the breaks on the approval of the”Domain Awareness Center” (DAC) an $11 Million dollar Department of Homeland center that would set an unprecedented standard for spying on a city wide level. Two weeks ago  a local Yemini-American leader, Mokhtar Alkhansali,  really moved the council with his speech stating: “You don’t see that many Muslims here today, even though this is one of the greatest civil rights issues of our generation. What happens today will be echoed throughout the legacy of … Continued
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Sink the DAC! 2:00 am
Sink the DAC! @ Oakland City Hall
Mar 5 @ 2:00 am – 7:45 am
Sink the DAC! @ Oakland City Hall | Oakland | California | United States
Facebook: event & RSVP.    Domain Awareness Center Info.    DAC FAQ. Sign the petition against the DAC.   Oakland Privacy Group.    Lawsuit Fund. 54993
Pack Albany City Hall, Defend the Gill Tract 6:15 pm
Pack Albany City Hall, Defend the Gill Tract @ Albany City Hall
Mar 5 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Dearest friends, family and fellow farmers, We need your voices and bodies in Albany this Wednesday!  Despite a successful referendum, citizen appeal, 2 current lawsuits, and 15 years of public comments against the commercial development of the Gill Tract Farm, Albany City Council will be voting on a development plan to place a large parking lot and chain grocery store (“Sprouts”) on the south side of the Gill Tract. The city council moved this vote up from the original date of March 17th, so please help us get the word out about the … 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. @ Xolo Cafe, one block from the 19th St. BART
Mar 6 @ 3:30 am – 5:00 am
We meet on a once-every-two-week-or-so schedule, discussing debt, money, how our financial system does (and usually does not) work, and the politics of it all. Here is the PDF for chapters 2 & 3 for Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein.  These are the chapters we will discuss next meeting: Shock Doctrine Ch2-3 Here is a link to the scan for the preface of Michael Hudson’s The Bubble and Beyond.  Please read it and come with an idea for which chapters you would like the class to read.  Michael Hudson’s ‘The … Continued
Court Date For the Trayvon 2 4:00 pm
Court Date For the Trayvon 2 @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Department 112
Mar 6 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Support the Trayvon 2, Hannibal Shakur (Lamar Caldwell) and Tanzeen Doha. They were arrested while protesting the George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict in the murder of Trayvon Martin. The Trayvon 2 are being railroaded through the judicial system on false charges. This is going to be a very important date, so let’s pack the court room to show our community support. There will be a rally at 8AM and the hearing starts around 8:30 AM. For a lot more information, legal defense fund donation link, and video.54815
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Student Debt National Day of Action: San Francisco Rally. 12:30 am
Student Debt National Day of Action: San Francisco Rally. @ San Francisco City Hall, Polk Street Steps
Mar 7 @ 12:30 am – 2:00 am
 Student Debt National Day of Action Wells Fargo Student Loans, – John Stumpf, and –Chevron Oil Company. What do these three have in common? They’ve created the student debt crisis impacting our communities and growing inequality in education. 283% CSU fee increase since 2002 $170 million in student debt 135% community college tuition increase since 2006-2007. 25% less funding for higher education since 2009. Today, we have much less funding for education because corporations are not paying their fair share forcing the average student to graduate college with over $30,000 … Continued
Drawing Oakland: First Friday at the Sudo Room. 7:00 pm
Drawing Oakland: First Friday at the Sudo Room. @ Sudo Room (entrance on 22nd St, buzzer)
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Draw your impressions of your neighborhood or whatever else you want! We’ll have paper, drawing stuff, and scanners, and in the end we’ll add your drawings of Oakland to the Oakland Wiki! You can make drawings to illustrate different entries (Dog Park anyone? )54970
Strike Debt Bay Area: Politics of Debt Reading Group. 10:15 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Politics of Debt Reading Group. @ Xolo Cafe, one block from the 19th St. BART
Mar 7 @ 10:15 pm – 11:15 pm
We’ll be discussing chapters 6 & 7 from Michael Hudson’s The Bubble and Beyond. Here’s a PDF. HudsonCh6-7.55082
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International Women’s Day SF: From Kabul to Fukushima, Women united for: PEACE, EQUALITY & ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE 6:00 pm
International Women’s Day SF: From Kabul to Fukushima, Women united for: PEACE, EQUALITY & ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE @ Golden Gate Bridge
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Massive Women’s Convergence on the Golden Gate Bridge Activists from Bay Area CodePink, No Nukes Action Committee and Fukushima Response will form a united front on the Golden Gate Bridge in recognition of women’s global effort for a better world. 10:00  Rally, Music, Dance, S.F. side of Golden Gate Bridge. 11:00  March across the eastern walkway, starting on either side of the bridge, to meet in middle for convergence for peace, equality and environmental justice. 12:00  (SF side) Honoring women activists, past & present. All are encouraged to represent a … Continued
Drop the Charges Against Marissa Alexander! 2:00 pm
Drop the Charges Against Marissa Alexander! @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Prosecuting Attorney Angela Corey is planning to push for consecutive sentencing in Marissa’s upcoming re-trial, pushing for a 60 year sentence for firing a warning shot, causing no injury, to protect herself from her abusive husband. We cannot allow this to happen! It’s time to drop the charges against Marissa Alexander and let her get back to the work of raising her children and living her life. This Saturday, International Women’s Day, at 2pm we will gather in Oscar Grant Plaza for a march into West Oakland to bring awareness … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area General Meeting: Ideas Into Action! 3:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area General Meeting: Ideas Into Action! @ ARC, downtown Oakland, small door to left of main doors
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm – Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area General Meeting: Ideas Into Action! @ ARC, downtown Oakland, small door to left of main doors | Oakland | 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. 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. – The latest on our efforts to help Richmond and … Continued
We Are Still Here Albany Bulb Event 4:00 pm
We Are Still Here Albany Bulb Event @ Albany Bulb
Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm
We Are Still Here Albany Bulb Event  @ Albany Bulb  | Albany | California | United States
GG’s statement on homelessness at the Albany City Council:  http://www.youtube.com/user/orionorion99?feature=watch  55061
In Love and Struggle: A Celebration of International Women’s Day. 7:30 pm
In Love and Struggle: A Celebration of International Women’s Day. @ La Pena Cultural Center
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Benefit for Berkeley Copwatch. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 7:30. Berkeley Copwatch invites you to “In Love and Struggle” a celebration of International Women’s Day. Its all happening on March 8th at 7:30pm at La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley. This night will feature dance and spoken word performances by our own MC Kaila Love , Students for Hip Hop and surprise dramatic performances. There will also be a special guest appearance by hip hop diva Vixen Noir, and at beginning at 9pm The Average Dyke Band will … Continued
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Occupy the Farm: Community Strategy Meeting. 2:00 pm
Occupy the Farm: Community Strategy Meeting. @ Albany Senior Center
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm
On March 5th, we are sorry to report that Albany City Council chose to ignore the overwhelming crowd of farm supporters, and instead approved the UC’s development plan for the southern half of the Gill Tract.  This public farmland is an invaluable and rare resource, but if the UC Administration has its way, it will be developed it for purely commercial uses that have nothing to do with Berkeley’s mission and responsibilities as a public land grant university. After the meeting, many of the people who had come to speak … Continued
Technology, Race and Civil Liberties: The Case of Oakland’s “Domain Awareness Center” 5:00 pm
Technology, Race and Civil Liberties: The Case of Oakland’s “Domain Awareness Center” @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Teach-In on Technology, Race and Civil Liberties: The Case of Oakland’s Domain Awareness Center  presented by the Oakland Privacy Working Group Join us for Presentations followed by Questions and Answers with Cat Brooks and Eddan Katz. * Cat Brooks, an Oakland community and equal rights activist and performance artist, is co-chair of the Onyx Organizing Committee ( https://www.facebook.com/onyxorganizingcommittee ). * Eddan Katz, co-founder of Oakland’s creative community hacker space, The Sudo Room, is a member of the Oakland Privacy Working Group ( https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com/ ). Wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. … Continued
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Slingshot Collective’s 26th birthday 1:00 am
Slingshot Collective’s 26th birthday @ Long Haul Infoshop, not far from Ashby BART
Mar 10 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
Celebrate Slingshot Collective’s 26th birthday Slingshot is a quarterly, independent, radical, newspaper published in the East Bay since 1988 by the Slingshot Collective. We also publish the annual Slingshot Organizer radical calendar planner. We are an all volunteer, non-profit, tax exempt project of the Long Haul.55076
OO Finance Committee Meeting 5:30 pm
OO Finance Committee Meeting @ The Holdout
Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
OO Finance Committee Meeting @ The Holdout | Oakland | California | United States
Held every 2nd & 4th Monday of the month. 5.30pm The Holdout  2313 San Pablo Ave, Oakland CA The Occupy Oakland (OO) Finance Committee works inclusively to make our process transparent, our membership requirements clear, and to develop clear communication and financial reporting available to associated groups and to OO as a whole. Our commitments to Occupy Oakland as a whole: We commit to report back to the GA. We commit to regularly updating our page onoccupyoakland.org with monthly bank statements, meeting notes, summaries of check reimbursements and general OO Finance … Continued
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly 6:00 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Mar 10 @ 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. 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 (SF): Got Water? 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum (SF): Got Water? @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This Monday, we will start promptly at 6!! � 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 Got water? Our water commons is leaking away, next thing you know they’ll be selling us air Water is essential for life.  We are 65% water and are not likely to survive more than three days without it. Water is not just for drinking, but for other essential processes like growing food and for … Continued
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Hearing on Sale of Historic Post Offices 8:45 pm
Hearing on Sale of Historic Post Offices @ Dellums Federal Building
Mar 11 @ 8:45 pm – 11:30 pm
National Advisory Council on Historic Preservation to Meet in Oakland on Sale of Historic Post Offices The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) will be meeting in Oakland on March 11, 2014, to hear testimony on the sale of historic post offices and its effect on communities, historic buildings and historic districts. The ACHP is an independent federal agency that promotes preservation and sustainable use of our nation’s historic resources and its members are appointed by President Obama. The Council is required to develop and submit a plan to Congress … Continued
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Harris8 Solidarity and Press Conference. 9:00 am
Harris8 Solidarity and Press Conference. @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Harris8 Solidarity and Press Conference. @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse | Oakland | California | United States
The #KamalaHarrisJailKillerCops8 request solidarity this Thursday, 3/13, at 9:00 am at Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Dept 107. After originally being told that the prosecutor would not be filing charges for the civil disobedience action at the State Building in Oakland on 2/13, they may have to appear on the charges after all. Assuming they are not stuck inside the courthouse there will be a press conference at 10:00 AM just outside discussing new developments in the case. The Harris8 did standing civil disobedience in the lobby of the State Building, demanding that State … Continued
Picket & Protest: Veolia: Rehire the Fired Boston School Drivers Now! 5:30 pm
Picket & Protest: Veolia: Rehire the Fired Boston School Drivers Now! @ Veolia para transit
Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The San Francisco School Bus Drivers (UTU 1741) are inviting you to a picket of Veolia’s para-transit office. This protest is in support of the 4 Union leaders fired by Veolia in Boston. Veolia’s anti-Union record is as bad as its environmental and human rights record. Steve Gillis, Vice President of Boston School Bus Drivers Union, was one of the fired Union leaders. He was a featured speaker at the anti-Veolia Conference in SF on 2/8. Veolia locked out 800 drivers and fired the leadership of the Union (USW 8751) … Continued
Tristan Anderson: 5 Year Anniversary of His Being Shot and Severely Injured. 11:00 pm
Tristan Anderson: 5 Year Anniversary of His Being Shot and Severely Injured. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Mar 13 @ 11:00 pm – Mar 14 @ 3:00 am
Support Tristan and loved ones as we mark five years since the shooting of Bay Area activist, Tristan Anderson. Tristan was severely injured when he was shot in the head with a (American made) tear gas grenade by Israeli Military Police during a protest in Occupied Palestine in 2009 in the village of Ni’ilin. Tristan became paralyzed on about half his body and lives with severe permanent injury to his brain. We honor Tristan and rage at our own government for it’s direct role in the misery of Gaza, the … Continued
Public Hearing on DAC “Privacy Policy.” Speak Out Against the Madness! 6:00 pm
Public Hearing on DAC “Privacy Policy.” Speak Out Against the Madness! @ Dimond Library
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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
Privacy Documentary Screening: “Terms and Conditions May Apply.” 6:30 pm
Privacy Documentary Screening: “Terms and Conditions May Apply.” @ Historic Fellowship Hall
Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This Thursday, March 13, come out see BORDC Legal Fellow Matthew Kellegrew and EFF Activism Director Rainey Reitman discuss civil liberties after a screening of the groundbreaking documentary Terms and Conditions May Apply. The film exposes how seemingly free online resources like Facebook or Google undermine our privacy, and how the NSA has co-opted Silicon Valley to abuse the rights of Americans. The film is an excellent resource for grassroots coalitions seeking materials to share at public education events. This location is wheelchair accessible via the ramp on the Bonita … Continued
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Words of Resistance: If You Surveil Me I’ll Yell At You 7:00 pm
Words of Resistance: If You Surveil Me I’ll Yell At You @ Rock, Paper, Scissors Collective
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gather your words to destroy the surveillance state, poetry style, rhymes so good they shatter camera lenses. 55157
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Recovery From the Dominant Culture. 5:00 pm
Recovery From the Dominant Culture. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
We are a fellowship of people wanting to find aliveness, connection and survival in the face of social-political-economic overwhelm. We do this by recognizing and addressing our unspoken submission to historically entrenched, institutions and influences of the dominant culture. We observe cunning, baffling and powerful social ills perpetuated through inequities involving race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age and ability. We explore how these impact our thoughts feelings and personal habits. We hope that as each of us becomes free from acquisition driven, socially divisive, militarized forces, we can catalyze change … Continued
March and Rally in Sacramento to STOP FRACKING IN CALIFORNIA! 8:00 pm
March and Rally in Sacramento to STOP FRACKING IN CALIFORNIA! @ State Capitol
Mar 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
What: Don’t Frack California Where: The Capitol Lawn, Sacramento, CA The Plan: Our plan so far is to get as many voices as we can to Sacramento to make it loud and clear to Governor Brown and his administration that Californians want an end to fracking in our state. We’ll be hearing from voices from all over the state who are witnessing fracking in their own communities and organizing against it. Our goal, is to show the overwhelming number of Californians who will take the long trek to Sacramento to … Continued
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Low Wage America Fights Back! 12:30 am
Low Wage America Fights Back! @ First Christian Church
Mar 16 @ 12:30 am – 3:00 am
Join us to discuss the way forward for the grassroots worker-led compaign for a living wage for all workers. Featured Speakers: Trish Kahle, a Whole Foods Worker and writer on the politics of minimum wage laws. Pamela Davis, a former Walmart worker who was fired for joining a Unfair Labor Practices strike, and a leader of Our Walmart. 55003
Colombia – the Resistance Movement and an Expose of U.S. Intervention 11:00 am
Colombia – the Resistance Movement and an Expose of U.S. Intervention @ Workers World Offices, Oakland (#411, ring buzzer)
Mar 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Presented by Alice Dodge Loaiza, of Marcha Patriótica – Capítulo California. This talk will be about the recent history of Colombia, the building of resistance to a right wing repressive government, backed by the US, and how the US is involved in creating a country where they can not only exploit the resources but can build a political-military base of support for interventions into other areas of Latin America and the Caribbean.55199
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SHARE THE BULB .ORG DEMO IN NEON LIGHTS BERK.PED/BIKE BRIDGE 2:30 am
SHARE THE BULB .ORG DEMO IN NEON LIGHTS BERK.PED/BIKE BRIDGE @ Berkeley ped/bike bridge @ I 80 freeway
Mar 17 @ 2:30 am – 4:30 am
help hold Neon lights (light Brigade) 18 inch by 24 inch letters spelling out sharethebulb.org at the i 80 help build a working class base for the/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Orion_Interview_KPFA_News_2014-02-08-Sat1800_bigger.mp3/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Orion-Edmonson-5-OccuPie.mp3 bulb pot luck party live music come one come all enjoy the honks from our working class brothers and sisters and families coming back from there weekend.55177
Ukraine: Say NO to Another US War. 4:30 pm
Ukraine: Say NO to Another US War. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Mar 17 @ 4:30 pm – Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm
The threat is real! Sanctions, war build up, warships with guided missiles to the Black Sea, F-15 fighter jets on Russia’s border are dangerous provocations. Washington has recognized and committed more than $10 billion to an illegal right-wing government that seized power from elected officials. Come out In response to an Urgent call for anti-war actions during the Week of March 10 to March 17 Actions large and small are urgently needed — informational picket lines, visits to congressional offices, protests at media centers against war propaganda, vigils, and challenges … Continued
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly 6:00 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Mar 17 @ 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. And we’re fighting against both! Come help us plan our next steps. The American Postal Workers Union is planning more actions against Staples; we need to support them. We are starting a “Don’t Shop at Staples” campaign with some awesome… what else? … postcards to send to Staples management! The City Council is on a path to pass … Continued
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Occupy Forum SF: Make Earth Day a Relevant Challenge to the 1%! 1:00 am
Occupy Forum SF: Make Earth Day a Relevant Challenge to the 1%! @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Mar 18 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! OccupyForum presents… “We Are All Bayview Hunters Point!” — Make Earth Day a Relevant Challenge to the 1%! Guest speakers Marie Harrison/Greenaction and members of the Huntersview Mothers and Fathers Committee As climate warming and mega-pollution (caused by giant corporations under-regulated by corrupt government) raise sea levels and destroy our air, water, soil and food, we’ve begun to face the same threats as low income and communities of color like Bayview Hunters Point as they fight for their lives and justice. Together, we … Continued
Come with us to Sacramento to make sure California turns the NSA off now! 10:45 am
Come with us to Sacramento to make sure California turns the NSA off now! @ State Capitol, vanpool from Bay Area
Mar 18 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Come with us to Sacramento to make sure California turns the NSA off now! SB 828 is the Fourth Amendment Protection Act. It comes from model legislation drafted by the OffNow coalition against unconstitutional data collection and spying. The bill will prevent an NSA facility from opening in CA, stop the NSA from directing curriculum in our state universities, prevent warrantless evidence from being introduced in court and criminalize corporate support for warrantless spying. It is a powerful opportunity to go on the offensive for a change and to tell … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area Reading Group: Politics of Debt. 7:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Reading Group: Politics of Debt. @ Xolo Cafe, one block from the 19th St. BART
Mar 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
We will be reading chapters 6 & 7 from Michael Hudson The Bubble and Beyond. Here they are. HudsonCh6-755214
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Fight for $15: Raising the Minimum Wage in Richmond, CA 2:30 am
Fight for $15: Raising the Minimum Wage in Richmond, CA @ Richmond City Hall
Mar 19 @ 2:30 am – 5:00 am
Minimum Wage Before Council Richmond Needs a Raise!  Raise the Minimum Wage! Join the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, the Richmond Progressive Alliance, SEIU 1021, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, the Restaurant Opportunities Center, CCISCO, Somos Richmond, BMOER and the rest of our community ;who are uniting to lift up our City by raising the minimum wage. The proposal is to raise the minimum wage to $11, $12.30, or $15 an hour and includes a cost of living adjustment annually!  Businesses with 10 or fewer employees would be exempted. It’s … Continued
Court Support for the Trayvon 2: Trial Date! 8:00 am
Court Support for the Trayvon 2: Trial Date! @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Dept. 104
Mar 19 @ 8:00 am – 11:45 am
Despite overwhelming evidence of the defendants’ innocence in what is being called the “Trayvon 2” case, the judge in their pre-trial hearing here ruled on March 6 to continue the case to trial. However, he lowered the charges on the two well-known activists, Hannibal Shakur and Tanzeen Doha, from felonies to misdemeanors over the prosecutor’s objections… The sole witness for the defense managed to single-handedly discredit the testimony of both the officers. Read more about what happened at their first court appearance on March 6th. Another court date, this time … Continued
SHARE THE BULB ORGANIZING MEETING 6:00 pm
SHARE THE BULB ORGANIZING MEETING @ Cafe Valparasio
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
We will organize publicty and plan events for the BULB the Bay area’s only working class self regulated recreational,art space, unleashed dogs and homeless encampment. CHECK OUT OUR WEB sharethebulb.org /wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Orion_Interview_KPFA_News_2014-02-08-Sat1800_bigger.mp3organize publicity and future events 55225
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VIGIL AGAINST POLICE VIOLENCE AT CCSF 2:00 pm
VIGIL AGAINST POLICE VIOLENCE AT CCSF @ Conlan Hall
Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 20 @ 9:00 pm
VIGIL AGAINST POLICE VIOLENCE In front of Conlan Hall A peaceful vigil against police violence, to collectively reaffirm why we love our college and why we never want the police violence of last week to occur again. On Thursday, March 13 City College students calling for the resignation of Bob Agrella and the reversal of the new tuition policy were beaten and pepper-sprayed by the police. Yet the CCSF administration is now claiming that it was the students who were violent. What are the facts? . For months Special Trustee … Continued
Marijuana Book Party III 6:00 pm
Marijuana Book Party III
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Marijuana Book Party III @ Berkeley | California | United States
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George Caffentzis and Strike Debt Bay Area @ The Green Arcade in SF 7:00 pm
George Caffentzis and Strike Debt Bay Area @ The Green Arcade in SF @ The Green Arcade
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  Description: At The Green Arcade on Thursday March 20th, join George Caffentzis and Strike Debt Bay Area for a discussion about radical and practical responses to debt and capitalism. George Caffentzis is contributor to the newly released The Debt Resisters’ Operations Manual and author of the recent In Letters of Blood and Fire: Work, Machines, and the Crisis of Capitalism. About In Letters of Blood and Fire: Work, Machines, and the Crisis of Capitalism: Karl Marx remarked that the only way to write about the origins of capitalism is … Continued
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Documentary showing: Lovelle Mixon 2:00 am
Documentary showing: Lovelle Mixon @ La Pena Cultural Center (2 blocks from Ashby BART)
Mar 21 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am
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Warrior for the Earth and Wolves: Rod Coronado 2:00 am
Warrior for the Earth and Wolves: Rod Coronado @ The Holdout (Qilombo)
Mar 21 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am
Rod Coronado is a long-time activist, affiliated with the animal liberation movement, Earth First! and other groups that the government has gone to great lengths to imprison and silence.le. Wheelchair accessib55182
Court Support for CCSF Students Beaten By SF Police 9:00 am
Court Support for CCSF Students Beaten By SF Police @ Dept. 304
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
COURT HEARING THIS FRIDAY Please come out for motions regarding the case in Judge Karnow’s courtroom. More information and statement from Save CCSF about what happened. Check calendar on website to verify as the legal system is capricious. www.saveccsf.org/calendar Click here for update and summary of the status of the Save CCSF lawsuit against the ACCJC.55217
The Commons, Enclosures, and Mutual Aid. 9:00 pm
The Commons, Enclosures, and Mutual Aid. @ CIIS Main Building, Namaste Hall
Mar 21 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 22 @ 4:00 am
Anthropology and Social Change Second Annual Conference @ CIIS, San Francisco   Description: Anthropology and Social Change Second Annual Conference: The Commons, Enclosures, and Mutual Aid. 2pm – 3:30pm Capitalism and the Enclosure of the Commons Silvia Federici, gender and the social production of the working class Peter Linebaugh, commons, enclosures, and Magna Carta Norman Nawrocki, migration, resistance, statelessness: the case of the Roma Eddie Yuen, extinction and enclosure 4pm – 5:30pm Commonism and Mutual Aid George Caffentzis, strike debt! Karl Beitel, San Francisco and the urban commons John Clark, … Continued
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Anarchist Book Fair 10:00 am
Anarchist Book Fair @ The Crucible
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm
Anarchist Book Fair @ The Crucible | Oakland | California | United States
The 19th Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair will be at The Crucible in West Oakland, two blocks from the West Oakland BART station. The book fair will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Book Fair Schedule Speaker Bios Session Descriptions Directions Related events the week of the Book Fair Vendors 55066
Los Angeles: Jail All Killer Cops! Statewide Conference to End Police Terror. 10:00 am
Los Angeles: Jail All Killer Cops! Statewide Conference to End Police Terror. @ Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm
Los Angeles: Jail All Killer Cops! Statewide Conference to End Police Terror. @ Immanuel Presbyterian Church | Los Angeles | California | United States
Join dozens of families affected by police violence from across the state of California and countless organizations that are fighting against police brutality for the Statewide Conference to End Police Terror. The conference is being held on the heels of a growing mass movement from Santa Rosa to Los Angeles to bring killer cops to justice and implement new forms of community control over the police. Workshops include: Building a united front Gentrification and police brutality: an investment for the rich Mass incarceration in capitalist America Racism at the root: … Continued
BE A “BULB LOVER ” collect written and video taping testimonies of love for the bulb Collect phone numbers, music, potluck To Build Working Class Base Of Support For The Albany Bulb 12:00 pm
BE A “BULB LOVER ” collect written and video taping testimonies of love for the bulb Collect phone numbers, music, potluck To Build Working Class Base Of Support For The Albany Bulb @ ALBANY BULB
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
BE A "BULB LOVER " collect written and video taping  testimonies of love for the bulb Collect phone numbers, music, potluck To Build Working Class Base Of Support For The Albany Bulb @ ALBANY BULB | Albany | California | United States
We need you to help build a working class base for the bulb JOIN US MAR 22 sat 12PM TO 3PM to collectLOVERS OF THE BULB video and written TESTIMONIES phone numbers and contact info HEAVY RAIN CANCELS. Call Orion at 510 541-3835 or email ohohorion99 AT gmail.com to help. Above all VISIT THE BULB and take your friends there NOW! In the last month we have collected over 100 phone numbers and signatures on the following petition we are using this petition as a organizing tool and calling people … Continued
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Sunflower Alliance: Meet, Eat, Drink, Dance 1:00 am
Sunflower Alliance: Meet, Eat, Drink, Dance @ Redwood Gardens, Clark Kerr Campus
Mar 23 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am
Map The Sunflower Alliance invites you to meet activists who gathered for our August 3rd, 2013 action at the Richmond Chevron Refinery. This inspiring event gave rise to the Alliance, dedicated to fighting climate chaos by taking on the fossil fuel industry in our own back yard. (Learn more about the Sunflower Alliance.) Let’s talk! Please take a minute to complete our quick survey. If you include your phone number, we’ll try to call you, introduce ourselves, and answer questions about our work and about the evening celebration We look forward to … Continued
Launch Party: The Next Edition of the Debt Resisters Operation Manual 3:30 pm
Launch Party: The Next Edition of the Debt Resisters Operation Manual @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Mar 23 @ 3:30 pm – Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm
Launch Party: The Next Edition of the Debt Resisters Operation Manual @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice | Oakland | California | United States
Strike Debt New York City has completed its work on the 2nd edition of the Debt Resistors’ Operations Manual (DROM). Come learn about the new edition, about Strike Debt, and meet cool people who are helping in the international struggle against oppressive and immoral debt. Music, food, short talks by two famous activists and political philosophers – George Caffentzis (a founder of the Midnight Notes Collective) and Silvia Federici – and the opportunity to purchase the 2nd edition DROM at a sliding scale are all “on the agenda.” This manual—written by an anonymous collective of resistors, defaulters, … Continued
PARTY: Strike Debt Bay Area ‘Coming Out’ Party For the DROM II 3:30 pm
PARTY: Strike Debt Bay Area ‘Coming Out’ Party For the DROM II @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Mar 23 @ 3:30 pm – Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm
PARTY: Strike Debt Bay Area 'Coming Out' Party For the DROM II @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice | Oakland | California | United States
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Carework: From Crisis to Common A talk and discussion with Silvia Federici 2:00 am
Carework: From Crisis to Common A talk and discussion with Silvia Federici @ Station 40, Apt B, up a flight of stairs
Mar 24 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
 Lack of time, resources, and communal support is responsible for an unprecedented reproduction crisis that is affecting all aspects of our lives. In her presentation, Federici discusses its causes, its social effects, and the struggle we must make to “commonize” care work. Federici is a longtime feminist activist, teacher, and writer. She is an emerita professor at Hofstra University, and has authored many essays on feminist theory, women’s history, political philosophy, and education. Her published books include: Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation; Enduring Western Civilization: … Continued
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly 6:00 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Mar 24 @ 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. And we’re fighting against both! Come help us plan our next steps. The American Postal Workers Union is planning more actions against Staples; we need to support them. We are starting a “Don’t Shop at Staples” campaign with some awesome… what else? … postcards to send to Staples management!  Here’s the front of the postcard. The Berkeley City … Continued
OccupyForum SF presents… What is Money? 6:00 pm
OccupyForum SF presents… What is Money? @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 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 is Money? Part II With Jane Smith and Spencer Veale, members of Politics Of Debt Reading group from Strike Debt Bay Area  We use money every day.  We spend most of our time working in order to get money. Many of us are in debt and the only way to repay is with money.  For something that is so commonplace and so powerful, we spend very little time … Continued
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The Town Hella Needs a Raise!!!!! 11:00 pm
The Town Hella Needs a Raise!!!!!
Mar 27 @ 11:00 pm – Mar 28 @ 1:00 am
East Bay Hotel & Food Service Workers Take It to the Streets of Oakland! Facebook event page East Bay hotel, restaurant and stadium workers are marching for our jobs, our rights and OUR POWER! We are fighting for a higher minimum wage and good jobs that pay us what we need to survive and thrive in the Bay Area in 2014! Join hotel housekeepers, hot dog vendors from the Coliseum, and airport restaurant workers who are fighting for good contracts – along with fast food workers fighting for $15 an … Continued
A Sliver of Light: Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal. 7:30 pm
A Sliver of Light: Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal. @ First Congregational Church of Berkeley
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
A Sliver of Light: Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal. @ First Congregational Church of Berkeley | Berkeley | California | United States
Three young Americans captured by Iranian forces and held in captivity for two years tell their story. “Riveting and necessary and illuminating in countless unexpected ways. The hikers have pulled off the almost impossible task of making from their hellish experience something of beauty and grace.”  Dave Eggers In summer 2009, Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, and Sarah Shourd were hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan when they unknowingly crossed into Iran and were captured by a border patrol. Accused of espionage, the three Americans ultimately found themselves in Tehran’s infamous Evin Prison, … Continued
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Fourth Friday: Interfaith Prayers for Healing from Violence 7:00 pm
Fourth Friday: Interfaith Prayers for Healing from Violence @ Baha'i Center
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fourth Friday prayer meeting for healing, dedicated to the survivors and victims of violence and police brutality in Oakland. We get together to: Share prayers, spiritual writings and poems from all spiritual traditions Reflect and recharge Connect with others concerned about violence and interested in healing Build community Please feel free to bring quotes or passages to share All are welcome Simple vegetarian dinner will be served.55252
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Public Banking at the Post Office With Laura Wells. Updates on the Post Office Defense. 11:45 am
Public Banking at the Post Office With Laura Wells. Updates on the Post Office Defense. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Mar 29 @ 11:45 am – 3:00 pm
At noon Laura Wells, candidate for California State Controller, endorsed by the Green Party of California, will speak on the issue of public banking. She will be followed by comments on recent happenings around the possibility of Post Office banking and financial services, updates on where things stand with the (possibly imminent) sale of the Berkeley Post Office, the campaign against the outsourcing of Post Office jobs to Staples, music, letter-writing and more. The first item in Wells’ platform is Implement a Publicly-Owned State Bank for California Determine the best … Continued
Justice for Alex Nieto! March Against Police Violence and the Takeover of Our Communities. 9:00 pm
Justice for Alex Nieto! March Against Police Violence and the Takeover of Our Communities. @ Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Mar 29 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 30 @ 12:00 am
Gather at 2pm, then we will take to the streets at 3pm. Bring your body down. Bring a friend or a hundred. We will march to honor Alex Nieto and all the countless many black and brown young men murdered by those thugs in uniform. We will march for our friends and families getting kicked out of their homes. We will march to stand up and fight back against the takeover of our communities by the forces of capital and their human agents who have too much money for how … Continued
Protest “Sit/Lie” in front of Macy’s. “First they came for the Homeless…” 10:00 pm
Protest “Sit/Lie” in front of Macy’s. “First they came for the Homeless…” @ Macy's San Francisco, Geary Side
Mar 29 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
  Protest SIT / LIE     A revisit to Macy’s to thank them for their support of the inhumane sit/lie ‘law’ which criminalizes our homeless sisters and brothers – we have the signs, cardboard & sharpies, bring yourself / friends / family & sit for your human & civil right to sit down – 55309
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Organize for Earth Day to May Day Direct Action Assembly meeting 1:00 am
Organize for Earth Day to May Day Direct Action Assembly meeting @ The Sudoroom
Mar 31 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am
Organize for Earth Day to May Day Direct Action Assembly meeting @ The Sudoroom | Oakland | California | United States
On Sunday, March 30, 6:00PM @ the Sudo Room (2141 Broadway Ave. Entrance on 22nd St.) We will be having a meeting to prepare for the Earth Day to May Day Direct Action Assembly. https://www.facebook.com/events/423104754459669/ We are currently inviting people to help spread the word, make proposals, and to facilitate the assembly. On the agenda:   Facilitators:    Currently we have a facilitator but could use additional facilitators in case of a problem.   Proposals:    There are proposals for a mass labor rally and march, several job actions, an … Continued
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@ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 @ 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 American Postal Workers Union is planning more actions against Staples; we need to support them. We’ve started a “Don’t Shop at Staples” campaign with some awesome… what else? … postcards to send to Staples management!  Here’s the front of the postcard. The Berkeley City Council … Continued
A SLIVER OF LIGHT: THREE AMERICANS IMPRISONED IN IRAN 7:00 pm
A SLIVER OF LIGHT: THREE AMERICANS IMPRISONED IN IRAN @ fisher hall
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A SLIVER OF LIGHT: THREE AMERICANS IMPRISONED IN IRAN @ fisher hall  | San Francisco | California | United States
A SLIVER OF LIGHT: THREE AMERICANS IMPRISONED IN IRAN Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal, and Sarah Shourd With Chanan Tigay, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, San Francisco State University In summer 2009, UC–Berkeley grads Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd were hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan when they unknowingly crossed into Iran and were captured by border patrol. Accused of espionage, the three Americans ultimately found themselves in Tehran’s infamous Evin Prison, where they discovered that pooling their strength of will and relying on each other were the only ways they … Continued