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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Free Speech Movement. 7:00 pm
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Free Speech Movement. @ Sproul Plaza
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Free Speech Movement. @ Sproul Plaza | Berkeley | California | United States
https://twitter.com/OccupyUCBerk/status/516317564792619008/photo/1 Join with us across the generations in celebrating and continue the fight for social, environmental, economic, civil and racial justice and world piece. Cal Progressive Coalition.   56785
Jack London’s The Iron Heel: a benefit performance for the RPA & Sunflower Alliance 1:00 am
Jack London’s The Iron Heel: a benefit performance for the RPA & Sunflower Alliance @ Berkeley City Club
Nov 1 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am
Jack London's The Iron Heel: a benefit performance for the RPA & Sunflower Alliance @ Berkeley City Club | Berkeley | California | United States
Jack London’s The Iron Heel: a benefit performance A Readers Theater, Puppetry and Music adaptation of the visionary dystopian science fiction tale of anti-capitalist rebellion & rise of authoritarianism. This performance is a benefit for the Richmond Progressive Alliance & the Sunflower Alliance in their fight for the climate, health and safety of Bay Area communities threatened by big oil and for building a just, sustainable economy. Featuring Jack London’s great granddaughter Tarnel Abbott & great-great grandson, Devin O’Keefe. Live Saxophone musical score by master musician Andrés Soto. Introduction by Jonah Raskin, editor of The Radical … Continued
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Save CCSF Coalition General Assembly. 12:30 am
Save CCSF Coalition General Assembly. @ Mission Campus, CCSF; Room 107/108.
Oct 2 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am
Save CCSF Coalition General Assembly: Hear about about Restoration status, the legal suit, Board of Trustees status and elections, etc. Plus update on Alex Nieto case. COME TO SET DIRECTION AND PLAN ACTIONS To influence the Board of Trustees race, to lobby the Board of Governors to bring back our democratically elected BOT, fight against enrollment sabotage and class cuts, etc. etc… COME TO HELP SAVE OUR CITY COLLEGE Keep our college a community college! 56765
Einstein For Mayor: the Formal Announcement! 5:00 pm
Einstein For Mayor: the Formal Announcement! @ City Hall steps, Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Einstein For Mayor: the Formal Announcement! @ City Hall steps, Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
He’s a very good dog, and he’ll make a very good Mayor.   What? A press conference to formally announce Einstein’s candidacy. Why?  The Oakland Mayoral campaign needs a voice for the City’s oppressed residents. A dog for Mayor of Oakland?!  Sound crazy?  But the question, as we see it, is not, “Can a dog run the City?” The question we should all ask is, “Can any individual be accountable for running the City?” Of course, the Mayor doesn’t run the City single-handedly. Nevertheless, who do we hold responsible when … Continued
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Film: The Wisdom to Survive. 1:30 am
Film: The Wisdom to Survive. @ Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
Oct 3 @ 1:30 am – 4:00 am
Climate change is taking place. Will we have the wisdom to survive? Transition Berkeley invites you to join us for an inspiring film that focuses on how we can live creatively and even joyfully in the face of this catastrophe. The Wisdom to Survive features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality: Bill McKibben, Richard Heinberg, Joanna Macy, Gus Speth, Roger Payne and more. We’ll meet and greet from 6:30 to 7:00. Please bring locally grown snacks to share. The film will be at 7:00 … Continued
fundraiser to help Lift Up Oakland: BBQ 1:30 am
fundraiser to help Lift Up Oakland: BBQ @ Everett & Jones BBQ
Oct 3 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am
Award winning poet, comedian and storyteller Josh Healey will perform. Advance tickets start at just $12.25, but no one will be turned away for a lack of funds. You can get your tickets here.56728
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Ferguson Reportback: Cross-polinating Resistance Culture & Solidarity 2:00 am
Ferguson Reportback: Cross-polinating Resistance Culture & Solidarity @ Qilombo
Oct 4 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Ferguson Reportback: Cross-polinating Resistance Culture & Solidarity @ Qilombo  | Oakland | California | United States
Join the Oakland Solidarity Unit for an evening of community discussion, and report back from Ferguson. Skype Q&A directly with folks from Ferguson. Multimedia presentation: photography, video and interviews with the people of Missouri.56677
March & Rally to STOP Evictions & Luxury Condos in the Mission & to Support PROP G 8:00 pm
March & Rally to STOP Evictions & Luxury Condos in the Mission & to Support PROP G @ Brava Theater
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
March to STOP Evictions & Luxury Condos in the Mission &  Support PROP G  Gather Sat. Oct. 4, 1PM @ Brava Theater York & 24th March   2pm  for affordable housing! Rally     3PM @ 16th & Mission Dear Causa Justa family: Our fights are many, on both sides of the bay and we know we are asking a lot from you tenant meetings, city hall hearings, marches, rallies, etc but our people are in the eye of the storm. Stand with us as we fight for our very survival here … Continued
No Monster in the Mission. March and Festival for Affordable Housing Now! 8:00 pm
No Monster in the Mission. March and Festival for Affordable Housing Now!
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 5 @ 1:00 am
Historic March and Festival.  Affordable Housing Now! A ten-story monster development is proposed for 16th & Mission. The Mission needs deeply affordable housing, not more luxury towers! 1 pm: Gather. 2 pm: March begins. 3 pm: Rally/Festival at 16th St. BART Plaza.   Food :: Music: :: Art :: Community. 56663
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Bay Area Rights of Nature Ethics Tribunal 5:00 pm
Bay Area Rights of Nature Ethics Tribunal @ The Forum, Laney College
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  The Bay Area Rights of Nature Ethics Tribunal will examine the violations of nature’s rights and human rights caused by the fossil fuel industry, using Chevron’s refinery in Richmond as a case study. By highlighting the impacts on people and nature from the Chevron refinery and Big Oil’s activities, the Tribunal will also place on trial current legal and economic systems that advance the destruction of nature. Tribunal judges include: Carl Anthony (Breakthrough Communities; Urban Habitat) Brian Swimme (California Institute of Integral Studies; Journey of the Universe) Anuradha Mittal … Continued
Not One More Black Life! A Day in Solidarity with African People 8:00 pm
Not One More Black Life! A Day in Solidarity with African People @ Uhuru House
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A call for white people to stand in solidarity with African resistance in Ferguson and around the world. Reparations and justice for African people everywhere! Keynote speakers: Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African Socialist International and author of An Uneasy Equilibrium: the African Revolution Versus Parasitic Capitalism. Penny Hess, Chairwoman, African People’s Solidarity Committee and author of Overturning the Culture of Violence. http://www.uhurusolidarity.org/  56772
BBQ and Hangout With the Staples Occupation Crew. 11:00 pm
BBQ and Hangout With the Staples Occupation Crew. @ berkeley staples
Oct 5 @ 11:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 3:00 am
Come hang out, eat (pot luck if you can swing it), get yourself heard on pirate radio and generally enjoy yourself at the Staples occupation.56833
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Occupy Forum: Fracking: Building a Diverse Movement to Win 1:00 am
Occupy Forum: Fracking: Building a Diverse Movement to Win @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Oct 7 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
Information, discussion & community — Monday Night Forum! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Occupy Forum presentsF R A C K I N G: Building a Diverse Movement to Win Hosted by Californians Against Fracking Speakers: Tia Lebherz, Food & Water Watch David Braun, Americans & Californians Against Fracking As fracking continues to expand at an unrelenting pace in California, a movement to stop it is rising up and, like New York, is preparing to win a moratorium. But … Continued
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly 1:30 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Oct 7 @ 1:30 am – 2:30 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office | Berkeley | California | United States
WE DID IT! AFTER 14 MONTHS OF WORK, THE ZONING OVERLAY ORDINANCE PASSED ON SEPTEMBER 30th. Read more about our victory here. Nonetheless the Postal Service still has the Berkeley Post Office up for sale!! And the Postal Service outsourced Post Office services to Staples, replacing union jobs with low-paying, low benefit work. We’re still fighting against both! Come help us plan our next steps. On July 29th, at our invite, Ralph Nader spoke on the steps of the Berkeley Post Office against privatization and corporatism. Watch and listen to his … Continued
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Film showing: YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY: Winds of Change 2:30 am
Film showing: YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY: Winds of Change @ Humanist Hall
Oct 9 @ 2:30 am – 4:30 am
Film evenings begin with optional potluck refreshments & social hour at 6:30 pm, followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by optional discussion after the film. YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY Episode 6: Winds of Change Created by · Joel Bach and David Gelber For a description of this film, see the website shown below. Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street http://www.sho.com/sho/years-of-living-dan…56850
City of Oakland Privacy Committee Meeting 6:00 pm
City of Oakland Privacy Committee Meeting @ Oakland City Hall Council Chambers
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
City of Oakland Privacy Committee Meeting @ Oakland City Hall Council Chambers | Oakland | California | United States
Meeting of the City of Oakland’s “Privacy and Data Retention Ad Hoc Advisory Committee” – open to the public. When: 2nd & 4th Thursdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm   Where: Council Chambers Oakland City Hall 14th & Broadway   Read the announcement from the City of Oakland City Administrator’s Weekly Report (April 25, 2014): This committee was created by City Council action during the discussions earlier in the year about the Port Domain Awareness Center (DAC). The goal of the DAC is to improve readiness to prevent, respond to and recover from major emergencies … Continued
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Hands Up United, Ferguson, MO. Days of Resistance.
Hands Up United, Ferguson, MO. Days of Resistance.
Oct 10 – Oct 11 all-day
Hands Up United, Ferguson, MO. Days of Resistance. @ Ferguson | Missouri | United States
OCTOBER 10-13, 2014 THE INSPIRATION We are in a movement moment.  Droves of people, many of them young and black, took to the streets of Ferguson to demand justice for Mike Brown. Millions stood in solidarity as protestors were met by a brutal and militarized response by local police departments. Our country can no longer deny the epidemic of police violence facing Black and Brown communities. Mike Brown is now part of a long list of people like John Crawford, Ezell Ford, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant and countless others who have … Continued
Coalition for a Taser-Free Berkeley Meeting. 2:00 am
Coalition for a Taser-Free Berkeley Meeting. @ Grassroots House
Oct 10 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am
Coalition for a Taser-Free Berkeley Meeting. @ Grassroots House | Berkeley | California | United States
  Berkeley Police want to have Tasers.  But week after week there are incidents all across the country of people being tased by police to death, or for no reason, or to torture them for their alleged “crime” of disrespect. Come help put a stop to this insanity.   56856
Screening of: After Innocence 2:00 am
Screening of: After Innocence @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Fellowship Hall
Oct 10 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Dramatic and compelling stories of human beings imprisoned unjustly, often for decades, and then exonerated by DNA evidence. The film shows the emotional journey back into society and efforts to rebuild lives with little or no support. SJC is working hard for California State Ballot Prop. 47 which if it passes will make a huge difference in reforming our broken criminal justice system. More info: http://www.afterinnocence.net/index.html Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee as part of our Conscientious Projector Series for the 99% Wheelchair accessible. http://www.bfuu.org/signup.html 56851
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Inside Urban Shield. Special Guest Shane Bauer. 2:00 am
Inside Urban Shield. Special Guest Shane Bauer. @ Oakland High School Auditorium (see directions)
Oct 11 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Inside Urban Shield. Special Guest Shane Bauer. @ Oakland High School Auditorium (see directions) | Oakland | California | United States
Report-back from activists who “went inside” the Urban Shield convention and trade show in Oakland September 4th-7th and were “volunteers” at some of the exercises.  And discussion of next steps. Facebook event & RSVP. Directions: From 580, take Park Blvd west one long block; turn right on McKinley Avenue, turn right again on Home Place East, park in the parking lot to your left. Entrance is there, walk past the cafeteria to the auditorium. Join Shane Bauer and others on this, the 3rd anniversary of the occupation of Oscar Grant Plaza. … Continued
From Ferguson To The Bay Area — KPFA Live Stream 5:00 pm
From Ferguson To The Bay Area — KPFA Live Stream
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
From Ferguson To The Bay Area: Connecting the Dots KPFA 94.1 FM Pacifica Live Programming On The Streaming Channel http://www.kpfa.org/events/ferguson-bay-area 10:00 am – 2:00 pm http://www.kpfa.org/kpfa-live-stream-channel On October 11, 2014 thousands of working people and youth will be converging in Ferguson to protest the continuing racism, discrimination and failure to arrest the policeman who murdered Michael Brown. KPFA WorkWeek will provide live streaming program from the station’s channel with activists and teachers from Ferguson and also will connect the dots to Northern California. We will hear from working people and trade … Continued
Global Frackdown Lake Merritt Tomorrow!! 7:00 pm
Global Frackdown Lake Merritt Tomorrow!! @ Eastshort Park
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
 There will be a gathering at Eastshore park near Lake Merritt right where Lakeshore Blvd. meets El Embarcadero. We’re excited to be joined by Oakland City Councilman Dan Kalb, the talented Occupellas, Students Against Fracking and other wonderful allies fighting Big Oil in the state. Bring a light-colored t-shirt to screen print an awesome “I support a Frack-Free California” logo, a blanket to sit on and your smart phone for our interactive social media booth to tweet at Jerry Brown. There will also be a 10ft tall mock fracking rig … Continued
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Repression & Surveillance of Animal Rights Activists in Germany 2:00 am
Repression & Surveillance of Animal Rights Activists in Germany
Oct 12 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Repression & Surveillance of Animal Rights Activists in Germany @ Oakland | California | United States
Hear the stories of how the German state infiltrated animal liberation struggles and spied on activists.   56849
Interfaith prayer meeting for healing, dedicated to the survivors and victims of violence and police brutality in Oakland. 4:30 pm
Interfaith prayer meeting for healing, dedicated to the survivors and victims of violence and police brutality in Oakland. @ Baha'i Center
Oct 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Interfaith prayer meeting for healing, dedicated to the survivors and victims of violence and police brutality in Oakland.  @ Baha'i Center | Oakland | California | United States
Second Sundays: Interfaith prayer meeting for healing, dedicated to the survivors and victims of violence and police brutality in Oakland. We are organizing this gathering for the community to connect, share prayers, writings and poems from all spiritual traditions, reflect and recharge and build coalitions interested in healing. Please feel free to bring quotes or passages to share All are welcome We will serve simple breakfast. 56632
“From Denzil Dowell to Mike Brown..It’s Still Going Down”!!! 48 Anniversary of Black Panther Party 10:00 pm
“From Denzil Dowell to Mike Brown..It’s Still Going Down”!!! 48 Anniversary of Black Panther Party @ One Fam Community Event Ctr
Oct 12 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 13 @ 2:00 am
PrisonersOf ConscienceCommittee/ Black Panther Party Cubs present: “FROM DENZIL DOWELL TO MIKE BROWN..IT’S STILL GOIN DOWN” 48th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party Panthers Speak Panelists Perspectives The 10 Point Platform Fallen Comrades 56872
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Beyond the Red Line – UKRAINE Facism & Anti-facism 1:00 am
Beyond the Red Line – UKRAINE Facism & Anti-facism @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
Oct 13 @ 1:00 am – 3:30 am
Beyond the Red Line - UKRAINE Facism & Anti-facism @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists | Berkeley | California | United States
A documentary chronicle of the war in Ukraine, and the suffering of people whose lives it has touched. Forty powerful photos of peaceful civilians and forced refugees. A national photo project tour, including a slideshow presentation, sponsored by the International Action Center and the United National Anti-war Coalition. Photos prepared by multimedia international information agency Rossiya Segodnya photojournalists in Russia and Ukraine.From the exhibit opening press release in NYC: “As Washington and NATO continue to engage in provocative Cold War rhetoric falsely blaming Russia for the civil war in Ukraine, … Continued
Not One More Deportation!!! 10:00 pm
Not One More Deportation!!! @ Fruitvale Bart Station Plaza
Oct 13 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
The rounding-up and deportation of immigrants, including children, is part of Mass Incarceration – it is a conscious policy that criminalizes Black and Latino peoples, and treats them as less than human. Families are torn apart and children are being sent back to countries from which they fled for their lives. Along with police murder, and the imprisonment of 2.4 million people, the vicious targeting of immigrants is part of a genocidal program that is accelerating in both numbers and brutality. WE MUST STOP IT NOW! 56995
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Occupy Forum: Occupy the Food Supply 1:00 am
Occupy Forum: Occupy the Food Supply @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Oct 14 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Occupy Forum presents Occupy the Food Supply: Two films on the politics of food Ripe for Change — a film by Emiko Omori & Jed Riffe and Occupy the Farm (Trailer) by Todd Darling Ripe for Change: California — always a fascinating marriage of opposite extremes — is at a crossroads in agriculture. Many Californians are struggling to fend off over-development and the loss of … Continued
Post Office Defenders General Assembly. 1:30 am
Post Office Defenders General Assembly. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Oct 14 @ 1:30 am – 2:30 am
Post Office Defenders General Assembly. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office | Berkeley | California | United States
WE DID IT! AFTER 14 MONTHS OF WORK, THE ZONING OVERLAY ORDINANCE PASSED ON SEPTEMBER 30th. Read more about our victory here. Nonetheless the Postal Service still has the Berkeley Post Office up for sale!! And the Postal Service outsourced Post Office services to Staples, replacing union jobs with low-paying, low benefit work. We’re still fighting against both! Come help us plan our next steps. On July 29th, at our invite, Ralph Nader spoke on the steps of the Berkeley Post Office against privatization and corporatism. Watch and listen to his … Continued
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Max Haiven: Debt and the Cultural Imagination 2:00 am
Max Haiven: Debt and the Cultural Imagination @ OMNI Collective
Oct 15 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Drawing upon work by both artists and social movements, Max Haiven will examine how debt and today’s debt-driven capitalism shape creativity and inhibit the true potential of creative communities. Max Haiven teaches political economy and cultural studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax and is author ofCrises of Imagination, Crises of Power: Capitalism, Creativity and the Commons. With Alex Khasnabish, he directs the Halifax-based Radical Imagination Projecton Canada’s East Coast. Their book, The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity, is published by Zed Books. Moderated … Continued
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Panel on Abuse of Authority & Increased Militarization 1:00 am
Panel on Abuse of Authority & Increased Militarization @ Room 2203
Oct 16 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am
Panel on Abuse of Authority & Increased Militarization @ Room 2203 | San Francisco | California | United States
This panel focuses on the latest trend we’ve seen of governments abusing their authority. More specifically, the panel will narrow its focus onto the increasing militarization of peace keepers in the United States. Through this panel we hope to complete two objectives: (1) shedding light on this issue for those who have been kept in the dark, and (2) showing those in attendance how best to plug and support the movement to end rampant militarization. We are targeting new lawyers and current law students. **We encourage anyone who is interested … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area’s Politics of Debt Reading Group. 2:30 am
Strike Debt Bay Area’s Politics of Debt Reading Group. @ OMNI Collective
Oct 16 @ 2:30 am – 4:30 am
We meet, usually every other week, to discuss various readings in the theory and practice of debt, from personal to corporate to sovereign.  This week we are reading from a recent IMF paper that discusses unconventional solutions to current world economic problems. Here is the paper: IMF Working Paper, Chicago Plan Revisited Some of this is way too technical, with partial differential equations and whatnot.  We’ll be reading only pg. 1-19, 49-56. So, that is section I, II, VI, VII, VIII56757
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Celebrating the Resistance: Building Unity Among Oppressed Peoples 12:30 am
Celebrating the Resistance: Building Unity Among Oppressed Peoples
Oct 18 @ 12:30 am – 2:00 am
Concert and Show. Honoring the lives of all those killed by police brutality 35 year angel-versary of Lil Milagro Ramirez Building unity amongst the oppressed We convoke her spirit of resistance as we recite her poetry and give honor to her life. “Lover of peace, I want to struggle for her desperately, because since the beginning, I have dreamt of peace.” -Awakening A lawyer by profession, and a guerrilla fighter by compassion, Lil was characterized for her intellect and courage. She was part of a group of writers for whom … Continued
Movie Night at the Omni Collective 2:00 am
Movie Night at the Omni Collective @ OMNI Collective
Oct 18 @ 2:00 am – 4:30 am
This Week's Titles: Nothing Directed by Vincenzo Natali, 2003 90 min, (Comedy, Fantasy) MirrorMask Directed by Dave McKean, 2005 101 min, (Adventure, Drama, Family)   Film Nights are held in the basement of Omni and start at 7pm; the theater dims no later than 7:15, so don’t be late! BYO; Drinks, snacks, pillows, cushions, beanbags, etc. Suggested Donation for popcorn and tea: $2   More Information: You can submit your screening requests to the lottery fish bowl at any time during a Film Night. All genres and eras are welcome; … Continued
2nd Annual Gaza Solidarity 5K Walk/Run (San Francisco) 4:00 pm
2nd Annual Gaza Solidarity 5K Walk/Run (San Francisco) @ Lake Merced Park (by SFSU)
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2nd Annual Gaza Solidarity 5K Walk/Run (San Francisco)  We’re coming back to the Bay Area for another Gaza 5K! Proceeds from the Gaza 5K Walk/Run will benefit UNRWA’s psycho-social support program for children in Gaza suffering from psychological trauma and PTSD due to the devastating crisis of July-August 2014 and the prolonged blockade. Many of these already vulnerable children have now lived through three traumatic rounds of violence, witnessing death, destruction, and displacement. It’s estimated that 375,000 children in Gaza now require immediate counseling. These children need our support now, and that’s why … Continued
The Fight Against Privatization Of Education & Public Services Conference 5:00 pm
The Fight Against Privatization Of Education & Public Services Conference @ City College of San Francisco, Science Building Hall Room 100, Ocean Campus
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Fight Against Privatization Of Education & Public Services Conference: Stop Union Busting, Outsourcing, Workplace Bullying For A National Campaign To Defend Public Services and Public Education A massive coordinated attacks is taking place through privatization and deregulation to destroy public services and public education throughout the country and internationally. This conference will look at the history of this attack, who is doing it including through the use of technology, how they are doing it and how we can organize, educate and uniting all public workers and the communities to … Continued
CANCELLED: BLOCK CA Hwy 1 for YANIRA 6:00 pm
CANCELLED: BLOCK CA Hwy 1 for YANIRA
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED OR POSTPONED. STAY TUNED. On Behalf of the Serrano Family, we are asking our beloved Community, to join in solidarity, to demand justice for Yanira Serrano, who was mercilessly gunned down , June 3, 2014, in front her family, by San Mateo County Sheriff. Please come and support our effort to STOP BUSINESS AS USUAL, during the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival. Let’s remind the city, county, state and the nation, that while this is a time when most families are enjoying … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Ideas Into Action. 11:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Ideas Into Action. @ OMNI Collective
Oct 18 @ 11:00 pm – Oct 19 @ 12:30 am
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Ideas Into Action. @ OMNI Collective | Oakland | California | United States
Come and help us draw awareness to and fight unjust debt! Come get connect with SDBA’s many projects: organizing for public banking in Oakland saving the Berkeley Post Office and stopping the Staples non-union takeover of good Post Office jobs working with the City of Richmond and other municipalities for eminent domain seizure of underwater mortgages from the banksters ongoing study group distribution of Debt Resisters’ Operations Manual student debt resistance helping out America’s only non-profit check-cashing organization our famous Strike Debt radio program and much more!  Also check out … Continued
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Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. 1:30 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Oct 21 @ 1:30 am – 2:30 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office | Berkeley | California | United States
WE DID IT! AFTER 14 MONTHS OF WORK, THE ZONING OVERLAY ORDINANCE PASSED ON SEPTEMBER 30th. It will take effect on October 30th. Read more about our victory here. Nonetheless the Postal Service still has the Berkeley Post Office up for sale!! And the Postal Service outsourced Post Office services to Staples, replacing union jobs with low-paying, low benefit work. We’re still fighting against both! Come help us plan our next steps. On July 29th, at our invite, Ralph Nader spoke on the steps of the Berkeley Post Office against … Continued
Jasper Bernes’ seminar “Value, Capitalism, Communism”‘ 2:00 am
Jasper Bernes’ seminar “Value, Capitalism, Communism”‘ @ OMNI Collective in the basement - buzz to get in (near Lanesplitter Pizza on Telegraph)
Oct 21 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
 Pt. 2 (of 3) of Jasper Bernes’ seminar “Value, Capitalism, Communism”‘ will investigate the question of what value is in capitalism, and what types of non-capitalist societies would either preserve or abolish it. We will engage with the most speculative of communist and anarchist writings — those that begin to imagine modes and mediums of social coordination and reproduction beyond capitalism. Some texts we might read: Marx, Critique of the Gotha Program Grundrisse, selections on critique of Proudhonian labor money Dauve, Eclipse and Re-emergence (new introduction addresses this directly) Spufford, Red Plenty … Continued
Occupy Forum: The Rights of Mother Earth. 2:30 am
Occupy Forum: The Rights of Mother Earth. @ First Congregational Church of Berkeley
Oct 21 @ 2:30 am – 4:30 am
Occupy Forum F I E L D T R I P VANDANA SHIVA The Rights of Mother Earth Vandana Shiva is an internationally esteemed Indian environmental and anti-globalization activist. Trained as a physicist, she received an Integrated M.Sc.Honours Degree in Particle Physics from the University of Punjab prior to earning a PhD in the Philosophy of Science at the University of Western Ontario. In 1987 she founded the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, which led to the creation of Navdanya,  a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of … Continued
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Tenants’ Rights Rally 12:00 am
Tenants’ Rights Rally @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater, right next to City Hall
Oct 22 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am
Tenants Rights Tuesday is here again in Oakland. Come to City Hall at 5:00pm, Tuesday, 10/21, for a rally and to help push through the Tenant Protection Ordinance at its first hearing in front of the full council!57042
The Gritty, Moral Solution to the Housing Crisis 1:00 am
The Gritty, Moral Solution to the Housing Crisis @ Alchemy Collective Cafe
Oct 22 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am
The Gritty, Moral Solution to the Housing Crisis with David Giesen Part of Sustainable Economies Legal Center’s “Rethinking Home” Teach-in Series Fixing the housing crunch isn’t easy, but there is a permaculture solution. Dave Giesen, economist and playwright, makes the case for socializing the rent of land in a hands-on, interactive seminar that identifies the value of what real estate agents mean by “location, location, location” as the lynch-pin in a holistic, sustainable economy. We’ll also welcome Ben Grieff, Campaign Director for Evolve Prop 13, to discuss the California Prop … Continued
National Day to Stop Police Brutality. Oakland Rally & March. 8:00 pm
National Day to Stop Police Brutality. Oakland Rally & March. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
19th Annual Nation Day to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. Press Conference & Rally 1:00 PM. March beginning 2:00 – 2:30 PM.   A video from the Alan Blueford Center for Justice regarding October 22nd. Facebook event & RSVP. – Consistently use our hashtags #Oct22 and #o22 in all tweets -Trending hashtags, that are also important to add to our tweets as much as possible are: #Ferguson #FergusonOctober #BlackLivesMatter #AllLivesMatter -Follow, tweet at, and retweet things from Carl Dix (@Carl_Dix), SMIN (@StopMassIncNet), and NYCRevClub (@NYCRevClub)56438
Engage with our WORKING CLASS BASE Radicals, Revolutionaries and Homeless distrubute our literature to Oakland mayor debate 5:30 pm
Engage with our WORKING CLASS BASE Radicals, Revolutionaries and Homeless distrubute our literature to Oakland mayor debate @ Allen Temple Babtist church
Oct 22 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Engage with our WORKING CLASS BASE Radicals, Revolutionaries and Homeless distrubute our literature to Oakland mayor debate @ Allen Temple Babtist church | Oakland | California | United States
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Living the New Economy Convergence 4:00 pm
Living the New Economy Convergence @ Thursday and Friday will be at the California Endowment Conference Center (1111 Broadway, Oakland). Saturday and Sunday will be at Impact HUB Oakland (2323 Broadway, Oakland)
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 12:00 am
More than a conference LNE Oakland is designed to be different from any event you’ve attended before. Drawing inspiration from hackathons, conferences, networking events, festivals, and jams, the result is a unique event that has components of each. More than a conference, this is a convergence. We have an exciting lineup of speakers, but you’ll do more than listen to talks. You’ll meet and collaborate with other participants and launch project ideas. You’ll learn about New Economy initiatives here in the Bay Area, and draw connections between them while connecting … Continued
City of Oakland Privacy Committee Meeting 6:00 pm
City of Oakland Privacy Committee Meeting @ Oakland City Hall Council Chambers
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
City of Oakland Privacy Committee Meeting @ Oakland City Hall Council Chambers | Oakland | California | United States
Meeting of the City of Oakland’s “Privacy and Data Retention Ad Hoc Advisory Committee” – open to the public. When: 2nd & 4th Thursdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm Where: Council Chambers Oakland City Hall 14th & Broadway Read the announcement from the City of Oakland City Administrator’s Weekly Report (April 25, 2014): This committee was created by City Council action during the discussions earlier in the year about the Port Domain Awareness Center (DAC). The goal of the DAC is to improve readiness to prevent, respond to and recover from major … Continued
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Strike Debt At “Living the New Economy” Impact Hub Social / Party. 1:30 am
Strike Debt At “Living the New Economy” Impact Hub Social / Party. @ Impact Hub
Oct 25 @ 1:30 am – 4:30 am
Join Strike Debt Bay Area at the Living the New Economy Conference’s social / party, where we’ll have a table, discuss debt and the new economy, and our radio team, Mike and Cassie, will be live on-stage performing one of the Strike Debt Radio segments.57031
Ferguson Reportback. 2:00 am
Ferguson Reportback. @ La Pena Cultural Center
Oct 25 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
An organizer of the Ferguson project: a Canfield Watchmen named  David Whitt will be here and able to report from ground zero. Jacob Crawford from WeCopwatch went out and helped train and raise funds to help them buy over 100 video cameras already. It is gonna be powerful footage and conversation. Join Ferguson MO Copwatcher David Whitt, Berkeley Copwatch, and Jacob Crawford of WeCopwatch for a report back on the recent Police attacks in Ferguson, as well as the formation of The Canfield Watchmen, a newly formed Copwatch group in … Continued
Film Nite at the Omni: The Internet’s Own Boy & Hackers 2:00 am
Film Nite at the Omni: The Internet’s Own Boy & Hackers @ OMNI Collective in the basement
Oct 25 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 am
The Internets Own Boy Written and Directed by Brian Knappenberger, 2014 105 min, (Documentary, Biography, Crime ) Hackers Directed by Iain Softley, 1995 107 min, (Action, Comedy, Crime) Film Nights are held in the basement of Omni and start at 7pm; the theater dims no later than 7:15, so don’t be late! BYO; Drinks, snacks, pillows, cushions, beanbags, etc.    57029
Take Back the Plaza! #O25 Discussion, potluck, march, vigil 3:00 pm
Take Back the Plaza! #O25 Discussion, potluck, march, vigil @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 25 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 9:30 am
During the early hours of October 25, 2011, hundreds of violent police officers stormed into Occupy Oakland’s home base at Oscar Grant Plaza, near city hall, to evict protesters & to remove their belongings. 96 of our comrades were arrested after the cops used tear gas, flash-bang grenades and less-than-lethal munitions to subdue the crowd. Occupy Oakland’s spirit was not damaged, we were emboldened and radicalized as thousands returned that afternoon to stand up and fight back. Unforgettably, so did the p…olice. The battle for the plaza went on into … Continued
Helping Hearts to Heal. 4:00 pm
Helping Hearts to Heal. @ Center of Hope Community Church
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Helping Hearts to Heal. @ Center of Hope Community Church | Oakland | California | United States
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Impromptu Noon Meeting to Coordinate Mobilization Against Sale of Post Office 7:00 pm
Impromptu Noon Meeting to Coordinate Mobilization Against Sale of Post Office @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come help us mobilize! See this article for detailed information and background links on the sale.57086
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The Cost of Injustice: From Ferguson to Oakland 1:30 am
The Cost of Injustice: From Ferguson to Oakland @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Oct 26 @ 1:30 am – 4:30 am
The event will coincide with the earlier Helping Hearts 2 Heal event sponsored by the Alan Blueford Foundation Participants will proceed to ESAA for our From Ferguson, Florida, Georgia, Chicago to Oakland event. There they will be joined by other mothers and family members of slain youth, including the family Kendrick Johnson-Georgia, the family of Joseph Andrews-Tampa Florida, the family of Emmett Till-Chicago, the family of Marlon Brown-Deland Florida, the family of Jordan Davis-Jacksonville Florida, and families from California – Alan Blueford, Kenneth Harding, Ernest Duenez, James Rivera, Dinyl New, … Continued
Block The Boat! 10:00 pm
Block The Boat! @ Meet at West Oakland BART
Oct 26 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 3:00 am
Block The Boat! @ Meet at West Oakland BART  | Oakland | California | United States
UPDATE 10/25/14 10:00 PM. Press release:   All Out for Palestine on Sunday! Our community power is disrupting Israeli business as usual. Our strength is challenging US-Israeli repression The Israeli Zim ship is on the run, but we are closely tracking the ship. And based on our calculations, the Zim Beijing cannot make it this weekend,  but it could change course and arrive this week. Let’s show Zim what they can expect if they try to come back. Let’s show the world that the Bay Area says no to Zionism.  … Continued
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Is Diablo our Fukushima? 2:30 am
Is Diablo our Fukushima? @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
Oct 27 @ 2:30 am – 4:00 am
Is Diablo our Fukushima? “Is Diablo our Fukushima? Beat the Devil Diablo.” with Joanna Macy & Harvey Wasserman. “Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plan cannot withstand a major earthquake. Close the plant now.” — Michael Peck, Senior ENgineer and Safety Inspector for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 2013 NRC report.57057
The Trial to Save CCSF, and Demonstration. 2:30 pm
The Trial to Save CCSF, and Demonstration. @ .California State Superior Court
Oct 27 @ 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
DEMONSTRATE ON MORNING OF TRIAL THE STAKES? OPEN ACCESS FOR ALL vs SUCCESS FOR A FEW! Join us At the long awaited trial in the lawsuit of SF City Atty Dennis Herrera vs the ACCJC. Join us On the street to demonstrate against the ACCJC and its corporate allies who are trying to downsize and change the mission of California Community Colleges. Join us In the courtroom to let Judge Curtis Karnow know that San Francisco supports CCSF! Please sign up for shifts at AFT 2121 website:  www.aft2121.org/justice Demonstration on Monday, Oct 27th, … Continued
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Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly 1:00 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Oct 28 @ 1:00 am – 1:45 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office | Berkeley | California | United States
  THE POSTAL SERVICE HAS THE BERKELEY POST OFFICE “UNDER CONTRACT.” !!!!!!!!!!!  Come help us plan our next steps in opposition to their proposed theft of our public commons.  Obtain more information of the status of the sale here. Also CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE. and the Save the Berkeley Post Office website for updates. BPOD is an offshoot of Strike Debt Bay Area, which itself is an offshoot of Occupy Oakland and a chapter of the national Strike Debt movement, which is an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street.57090
Occupy Forum: ADDRESSING THE HOUSING CRISIS HEAD-ON 1:00 am
Occupy Forum: ADDRESSING THE HOUSING CRISIS HEAD-ON @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Oct 28 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
  Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Occupy Forum presents ADDRESSING THE HOUSING CRISIS HEAD-ON: Prop G and CARES Campaigns Attack Roots of San Francisco’s Housing Woes Most of us have heard the grim statistics: Ellis Act evictions up 170% in the last three years; 10,000 San Francisco tenants have been displaced by the Ellis Act since 1997, and most of us know many people who’ve been evicted, often long time … Continued
Opposing the Militarization of Police. What’s Next? How Do We Proceed? 2:00 am
Opposing the Militarization of Police. What’s Next? How Do We Proceed? @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Oct 28 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
We are holding a followup to “Inside Urban Shield” based on the ideas that were thrown out and briefly discussed at that Community Forum.  Please come to get involved: organizing and acting to most effectively influence things locally, nationally and at the state level. Just a few of the many ideas that were proposed: Opposing the acquisition of the San Leandro tank with a demonstration. Attending Bay Area UASI meetings. Pushing for privacy legislation in Oakland. Cutting off funding to police organizations that violate human rights. Opposing California’s Peace Officers’ Bill … Continued
Press Conference: Suing Santa Rita. 6:00 pm
Press Conference: Suing Santa Rita. @ Board of Supervisors Chamber, 5th floor, just outside
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
On Oct, 27, 2014, Anne Weills , noted civil rights activists, long time lawyer and resident of Oakland, and 3 other civil rights activists, Tova Fry, Alyssa Eisenberg and Mollie Costello filed a class action lawsuit against Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern, alleging that Sheriff Ahern deprived plaintiff and other women who were incarcerated in Santa Rita jail “with the minimal civilized measure of life’s necessities, and have violated their basic human dignity and their right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments … Continued
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STOP MILITARIZATION OF BERKELEY POLICE 2:00 am
STOP MILITARIZATION OF BERKELEY POLICE @ Old Berkeley City Hall
Oct 29 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Speak out at Berkeley City Council  against renewal of Police Department Agreements with Homeland Security/FBI programs! The first Action Calendar item on the agenda is a Public Hearing on renewing the Berkeley Police Department’s (BPD) agreement with Federal, local and State law enforcement agencies. To stop militarization of police departments we must demand that City Councils not renew the agreement with the Homeland Security program, Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI), which gives grants to local police departments for military equipment, such as tasers, drones, tanks and more. Stopping UASI at … Continued
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Wear Orange on October 30th.
Wear Orange on October 30th. @ Everywhere
Oct 30 – Oct 31 all-day
On October 30 people across the country will be wearing orange – as a powerful visible symbol of opposition to mass incarceration. On campuses, in the streets, in high schools, at work, on public transportation – everywhere you go that day, wear orange. Gather in public spots in your city town or campus with groups of people in orange, challenging others to join you and be part of the crew. We will be wearing Orange because it is the color prisoners are forced to wear – from the torture chambers … Continued
The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It 2:00 am
The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It @ Revolution Books (at Telegraph, under parking structure)
Oct 30 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Bestselling author, trial attorney, and NBC News analyst Lisa Bloom reads from and discusses her new book, “Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It” What went wrong behind the scenes in the Trayvon Martin case? Why does America endure so many tragic shootings like this one? These are the questions at the heart of Suspicion Nation. Bestselling author, trial attorney, and NBC News analyst Lisa Bloom covered the murder trial and was appalled by what she witnessed. Bloom now exposes … Continued
Politics of Debt Reading Group: POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT WEEK. 2:30 am
Politics of Debt Reading Group: POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT WEEK.
Oct 30 @ 2:30 am – 4:30 am
The Reading Group meeting has been postponed until next week.    57123
Music and Protest: Panel & Discussion 7:30 pm
Music and Protest: Panel & Discussion @ Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Music and Protest:  Music has always played a key role in protest movements. As part of the campus’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, the On the Same Page program has organized this panel, along with a concert (co-sponsored by Cal Performances) the same evening. Panelist/Discussants: Waldo Martin, Professor, UC Berkeley History Department; Kim Nalley, Jazz and Blues Vocalist; Ph.D. Candidate, UC Berkeley History Department; Mavis Staples, Singer; Chris Strachwitz, Founder and President, Arhoolie Records Moderator: Mark Peterson, Professor, UC Berkeley History Department Sponsor: College of … Continued
Where Can We Pee? Houseless, Disabled Black and Brown Elders and Community Lose their Porta Pottie to Pressures from New Residents and Gentrification 8:30 pm
Where Can We Pee? Houseless, Disabled Black and Brown Elders and Community Lose their Porta Pottie to Pressures from New Residents and Gentrification @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater, Oakland City Hall
Oct 30 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Facebook & RSVP “We were just trying to provide a dignified, safe and clean place for homeless people to use the restroom,” said Frances Moore, lifelong resident of North Oakland and founder of Auntie Frances’ Self-help Hunger Program. On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, after months of harassment by newer residents in the North Oakland community of “Driver Plaza” where the Self-Help Hunger Program feeds poor and houseless elders and families of color every week, Oakland officials succumbed to pressure by newer residents and instructed the Porta Pottie company to remove … Continued
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