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Injured Workers Advocates Speak Out Against SB 863 10:00 am
Injured Workers Advocates Speak Out Against SB 863 @ Elihu Harris State Office Building – Auditorium
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Injured workers have been under a vicious corporate insurance attack in California that has prevented them from getting their injuries taken care of in a timely fashion. Governor Brown and his supporters have set up an obstacle course called Independent Medical Reviews that stall getting injuries treated. Workers then have to fight to get medication to deal with the pain that injured workers have. Doctors who subscribe opiates are then blamed for a rise in addiction among California injured workers. The rise of opiate addiction among injured workers is a … Continued
Press Conference and Rally against California’s Solitary Confinement 12:00 pm
Press Conference and Rally against California’s Solitary Confinement @ Elihu M. Harris State Office Building
Sep 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In anticipation of a major development in one of the most significant cases brought by prisoners in the struggle against solitary confinement, Ashker v. Brown, activists, prisoners’ family members and loved ones, and prisoner advocates will be holding a press conference and rally. Come out and support those struggling against solitary confinement. solitary-confinement-settlement    59446
SAVE CCSF COALITION GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING 5:30 pm
SAVE CCSF COALITION GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING @ Ocean Campus, MUB 240
Sep 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
No agenda or other information provided. 59405
City Counsel Action to Demand Justice for Yuvette Henderson 6:15 pm
City Counsel Action to Demand Justice for Yuvette Henderson @ city hall
Sep 1 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
City Counsel Action to Demand Justice for Yuvette Henderson @ city hall | Emeryville | California | United States
In February, Emeryville police killed Yuvette Henderson, a 38-year old Black woman and mother of two after she was assaulted at the Home Depot. It was clear from the different sizes of the bullet holes that multiple weapons, including an AR-15 assault rifle, had been fired at her. It has been more than 6 months and not one official police report on Yuvette’s killing has been made public. The Alameda coroner is unnecessarily withholding the autopsy results of Yuvette’s death, which is key to the family’s ongoing fight for answers … Continued
OptikAllusions weekly meeting and Video workshop 7:00 pm
OptikAllusions weekly meeting and Video workshop @ Omni Commons Basement
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
  OptikAllusions is a digital filmmaking collective dedicated to social change, based in Oakland, California. We share resources, skills and knowledge to help each other tell stories that might otherwise remain untold. We make films in a spirit of collaboration and solidarity, share a lending library of film equipment for creative projects, organize free, at cost or donation-based workshops. Join us for our weekly meeting and a workshop! We usually, meet briefly and then work on projects. It’s open to all!  59422
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Mobilize to Sacramento to End Racial Profiling 9:00 am
Mobilize to Sacramento to End Racial Profiling @ Capitol Building
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Statewide action to expose and address racial profiling by law enforcement. The action seeks to ensure that the Senate passes, and the Governor signs AB 953 (racial profiling reporting bill). WHAT WE NEED: As many people to attend the action as possible. ​To attend the event and/or get a ride, register at: ​ tinyurl.com/statewideaction Communities ​United ​Coalition ​is ​calling ​for ​a ​statewide ​day ​of ​action to ​demonstrate ​the ​urgency ​for ​the ​California ​Legislature ​and ​Governor ​Brown ​to ​take ​action ​that ​will ​curb ​racial ​profiling ​and ​demonstrate ​that ​black ​and ​brown ​lives ​matter ​in ​California ​and ​improve ​public ​safety ​for ​everyone. ​ ​  There will be a public program on the Capitol ​lawn and delegations ​will ​​meet ​with California ​State Senators.  ​ AB 953 Bill Summary ALCU AB 953 Blog Post 59437
BACE Timebank General Meeting 6:30 pm
BACE Timebank General Meeting @ Omni Commons: Treatment Room
Sep 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
BACE Timebank General Meeting Every 1st Wed of the Month @ the Omni. The Bay Area Community Exchange (BACE) Timebank promotes and facilitates the use of Time instead of money in the exchange of goods and services. The foundation of the Timebank is a free, open source online directory, reputation and accounting system. These exchanges help develop stronger, more resilient connections between individuals and community service organizations which participate in them, by improving communication and the distribution of skills and resources among our participants. We work to help people meet their … Continued
Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting @ Omni Commons
Sep 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Join Oakland Privacy Working Group to organize against the Domain Awareness Center (DAC), Oakland’s citywide networked mass surveillance hub, and other invasions of privacy by our benighted City Government, to support privacy ordinances now being considered by the Oakland City Council emerging from the effort to fight the DAC, oppose Urban Shield, fight against Predictive Policing, Stingray and help in other fights to preserve and restore our privacy around the Bay Area, in California and nationwide. OPWG was instrumental in stopping the DAC from becoming a city-wide spying network, and its … Continued
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A “TEACH-IN” ON URBAN WARFARE IN OUR BACKYARD. 6:00 pm
A “TEACH-IN” ON URBAN WARFARE IN OUR BACKYARD. @ Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A “TEACH-IN” ON URBAN WARFARE IN OUR BACKYARD. @ Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church | Walnut Creek | California | United States
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A “TEACH-IN” ON URBAN WARFARE IN OUR BACKYARD. WHY ARE OUR POLICE BEING MILITARIZED? WHY IS THIS TREND SO DISTURBING? WHAT IS THE “URBAN SHIELD” CONFERENCE? HOW CAN WE ADDRESS THIS ISSUE? PANEL INCLUDES: George Lippman – Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS ARE BEING CONFIRMED – CHECK WEBSITE FOR UPDATES 6 PM Potluck, 7 PM Presentation This is a FREE EVENT— Please bring a dish to share if attending potluck. Tax deductible donations will be accepted to help us cover costs. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT … Continued
Art Crit Group at the Omni Commons 6:30 pm
Art Crit Group at the Omni Commons @ The Omni Commons
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Art Crit Group at the Omni Commons @ The Omni Commons  | Oakland | California | United States
The Bay Area Public School will be hosting a free, horizontally-organized, art critique group every other Thursday starting August 6th. The crit group will be geared towards the creation of new works, with each artist presenting work each class. All media are welcome. Time based work should be limited to 8 minutes of work per artist per meeting. Work can be at any stage of development. For more info: https://bayareapublicschool.org/events/art-crit-group/ http://bayareapublicschool.prg 59279
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Soil Not Oil Conference 9:00 am
Soil Not Oil Conference @ Memorial Civic Center Complex
Sep 4 @ 9:00 am – Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm
Soil Not Oil Conference @ Memorial Civic Center Complex | Richmond | California | United States
  Focuses on Regenerative “Carbon Farming” to Mitigate Climate Change Dr. Vandana Shiva keynote speech is on Friday, Sept. 4, 7:00 pm International conference on agriculture and climate change, Soil Not Oil, Sept. 4-5, in Richmond, CA, features speakers Vandana Shiva, Fritjof Capra, Anna Lappé, former EPA senior scientist Ray Seidler, soil scientist Rattan Lal, agro-ecologist Miguel Altieri, environmental and land use attorney Claire Hope Cummings, and others. Richmond, CA (July 29, 2015) — Getting to the root of global climate change, the 2015 Soil Not Oil International Conference will bring … Continued
Practicing Sustainable Agriculture to Restore Ecosystems and Mitigate Climate Change 9:00 am
Practicing Sustainable Agriculture to Restore Ecosystems and Mitigate Climate Change @ Memorial Civic Center Complex
Sep 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Practicing Sustainable Agriculture to Restore Ecosystems and Mitigate Climate Change @ Memorial Civic Center Complex | Richmond | California | United States
Inspired by Dr. Vandana Shiva’s book, Soil Not Oil, the 2015 Soil Not Oil Conference examines the crisis on food security while highlighting the implications of oil-based agro-chemicals and fossil fuels in soil depletion and climate change. The first edition of this conference will focus on educating, through national and international experiences, about the multiple problems and possible practical solutions that surround the profound consequences resulting from synthetic enhanced agriculture in industrialized nations. The conference organizer, Soil Not Oil Coalition, is a cross-sector, multi-level and inter-ethnic alliance of over 50 … Continued
PARIS IS BURNING: Optik Allusions film screening 6:00 pm
PARIS IS BURNING: Optik Allusions film screening @ Omni Commons
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
1990 American documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities involved in it. The film is considered to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the “Golden Age” of New York City drag balls, and critics have praised it as a thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America. Group discussion will follow the film. Snacks will be served.59442
Solidarity With John Crawford & Walmart Workers 6:00 pm
Solidarity With John Crawford & Walmart Workers @ Walmart Oakland - Edgewater Dr
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Solidarity With John Crawford & Walmart Workers “How can a black man walk into walmart and Not come out alive?” It’s been a year since the police killing of John Crawford at an Ohio Walmart. Local “OW” and racial justice activists are linking walmart police brutality with walmart economic brutality. “Shopping while black is not a crime and working for walmart should not be a death sentence” We Demand Justice for John Crawford and demand a living wage for walmart workers.59447
Why Should the Bay Area SAY NO to Urban Shield? 6:30 pm
Why Should the Bay Area SAY NO to Urban Shield? @ Uptown Body and Fender
Sep 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Why Should the Bay Area SAY NO to Urban Shield? @ Uptown Body and Fender | Oakland | California | United States
Urban Shield is a county-wide war games, swat training and weapons expo, held each year involving hundreds of local, federal and international agencies including those from Apartheid Israel. The Stop Urban Shield Coalition successfully stopped the Urban Shield expo from being hosted in Oakland any longer. But activities still take place in Oakland, and the expo still happens in our backyard and still involves local agencies, local money and targets our local communities. Join us in a town hall on why we should all join forces to stop this from … Continued
First Friday at the Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice 7:00 pm
First Friday at the Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
First Friday at the Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice | Oakland | California | United States
This Friday Sept 4th is First Friday in ‪#‎Oakland‬ once again, and while the vibe out on the street may not be what it used to be, what happens insideThe Alan Blueford Center For Justice is by the people & for the people, and so therefore, it is amazing every 1st Friday up in Alan‘s House where our message has been ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ since the day we opened our doors heart emoticon When I say that 1st Fri is “by the people”, I specifically express my deep gratitude to Tatu Vision, … Continued
Taking Buildings & Building Autonomous Community Spaces in Barcelona 7:00 pm
Taking Buildings & Building Autonomous Community Spaces in Barcelona @ Omni Commons
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Barcelona has been a site of squatting and community building for several decades, and has been especially influential in recent years. In 2009 it was the birthplace of Spain’s PAH (Movement for People Affected by Mortgages), which pursues direct action to stop evictions and secure housing rights. Out of the 2011 “Indignados” movement came Can Batlló, an autonomous community workspace in the city’s Sants district, which was the site of an abandoned factory planned for development. Activists took over this space and have transformed it and held it for four … Continued
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Omni Work Party 12:00 pm
Omni Work Party @ Omni Commons
Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Omni Work Party @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
*Who*: You–at ANY level of skill (newbs encouraged to attend)! *What*: Work Party (fun, learning, labor, love)! — Also see TASKS list below!!! *When*: *Sat 9/5 @ 12 noon* (And Every Saturday, FOREVER)! *How*: With our bare hands, feet, noses, etc — plus tools and stuff! *Why*: Omni Commons needs some serious elbow grease to get ship-shape, for the safety, accessibility, and delight of all! *TASKS* * Doors (re-hanging and installing closers) * Carpentry in the basement * Plumbing, tile, and other water-related activities * Drywall ’til you drop * … Continued
Occupy the Farm Documentary screening. 6:00 pm
Occupy the Farm Documentary screening. @ Sunnyside Organic Seeding
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Join Sunnyside farmers and other Soil Not Oil attendees for some post-conference socializing, relaxation, and action plotting. The Occupy the Farm Documentary will be screened at dusk, followed by a Q+A with OTF organizers. We’ll be serving handmade falafel, but bring a dish to share if you can, and BYOB 🙂59471
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Essentials of Scientific Socialism: Part of a Continuing Series 10:30 am
Essentials of Scientific Socialism: Part of a Continuing Series @ Neibyl Proctor Library
Sep 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library Essentials of Scientific Socialism: Part of a Continuing Series “Clarity about the aims and problems of socialism is of greatest significance in our age of transition.” Einstein’s comment remains true in our Century, when the growing interest in socialism is matched by a growing confusion about socialism. This workshop, led by Gene Ruyle of the ICSS, will be part of an ongoing series seeking to overcome this confusion through study and discussion, focusing on the classics of scientific socialism. This session will continue our close … Continued
Phat Beets Produce Fall Plant Sale n’ Benefit 11:00 am
Phat Beets Produce Fall Plant Sale n’ Benefit @ Dover St. Edible Park
Sep 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join Phat Beets Produce at Dover St. Edible Park for a plant sale to benefit a paid job for William Jackson. Phat Beets Produce and Jackson have propagated numerous perennial and annual veggies including: -Purple/Green Tree Collard -Kosmic Perennial Kale -Cape Goosbery -Mint (Chocolate, Pinapple, Apple, Moroccan, Persian, Laotian n’ more) -Thyme (lemon, lime, silver, creeping, n’ more) -lemon grass -Horseradish -New Zealand Spinach -Cuban Oregano Plus lots of annuals… Jackson is an elder and recycler in our community, who was helped take care of Dover St Edible Park for … Continued
Save Our Seeds March and Rally 11:00 am
Save Our Seeds March and Rally @ Embarcadero
Sep 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Save Our Seeds March and Rally @ Embarcadero | San Francisco | California | United States
Join Biosafety Alliance & the CSG (formerly known as the California State Grange), in the historic: SOS Save Our Seeds March and Rally Fight back the California Seeds Law AB-2470 We will meet in Sunday September 6th at 11:00 AM at the Embarcadero, to walk to Civic Center for a rally. Speakers – Information – Music – Solidarity FACTS About the California Seed Law AB-2470 – AB-2470 makes it illegal for a farmer to sell, trade, exchange or barter their seeds more 3 miles from their farm or garden – … Continued
Protest Whole Foods Beating of Man by Security Guard 1:00 pm
Protest Whole Foods Beating of Man by Security Guard @ Whole Foods Oakland
Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Interfaith prayer & rally TODAY @WholeFoods (27th & Harrison, Oakland) @1PM in response to Black man attacked by security guards on Friday— Nicole Deane (@sassmasterdeane) September 6, 2015 Help us let @WholeFoods know that we won't accept this in our neighborhood or in our city. Rally TODAY at 1 PM at the 27th & Harrison store— Nicole Deane (@sassmasterdeane) September 6, 2015 59484
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The Coup at Hiero Day
The Coup at Hiero Day @ Hiero Day
Sep 7 all-day
The Coup at Hiero Day @ Hiero Day | Oakland | California | United States
Come see The Coup at 4pm today at Hiero Day. 3rd and Chestnut.— Boots Riley (@BootsRiley) September 7, 2015 2015s Line Up will host another monumental day of performances in Oakland as this years list of performers is better than ever! We also have unannounced special guest that will grace the stage!. You know Hiero always has a top notch line.   59440
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Release the Tapes! 12:00 pm
Release the Tapes! @ Anywhere
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm
BART Police Chief: Kenton Rainey: We demand that BART publicly release the body camera footage from the West Oakland BART shooting immediately. Phone: 510.464.7022, E-mail: krainey@bart.gov Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bartsf?fref=ts Twitter: @SFBART Last week, a man was shot and critically injured at the West Oakland BART Station after a struggle with two BART police officers. BART police allege that the man shot himself in the stomach with his own gun after resisting arrest on the platform. However, one witness who took a video of the incident says that he heard a “pop” from across the … Continued
PROTEST FOR ENVIRONMENTAL & CLIMATE JUSTICE! 12:00 pm
PROTEST FOR ENVIRONMENTAL & CLIMATE JUSTICE! @ SF Federal Building
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
TAKE ACTION Tell Congress and the White House: Keep the Ban on Crude Oil Exports & Stop Exports of All Fossil Fuels Protect Our Climate, Health and Environment! No More Fracking or Tar Sands Mining! No More Crude Oil Rail Shipments Through Our Communities! Stop the Utah – Oakland Coaal Export Scheme! Support Renewable Energy! Bring Signs! The Oil Industry is currently working with their friends in Congress in an effort to lift the decades-old ban on shipping crude oil abroad. In late July, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural … Continued
Alameda Fracking Ban Hearing 6:00 pm
Alameda Fracking Ban Hearing @ Alameda County Building, Room 160
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Alameda Fracking Ban Hearing @ Alameda County Building, Room 160 | Hayward | California | United States
A comprehensive proposal—not simply to prohibit fracking, but all additional oil and gas extraction—is up for approval by the Alameda County Planning Commission.  Under the current East County Area Plan and the Alameda County Zoning Ordinance, conditional use permits can be granted for oil and gas operations.  Under the proposed changes to the zoning regulations, such conditional use permits would no longer be available, effectively preventing the expansion of oil extraction in Alameda County. Opposition includes E & B Natural Resources, operator of wells in East Alameda County, which objects … Continued
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting 6:30 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall
Sep 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall | Oakland | California | United States
Join us to fight for a livable wage for all Bay Area workers! We collaborate in principled reflection and action on what the Bay Area livable wage would be and where we are at on the right to a livable wage. The Oakland Livable Wage Assembly builds Community and Power among those who seek higher wages and better work life conditions for area workers. Our work together encompasses: (1) The concerns of precarious, care and contingent workers, (2) Campaigns to improve wages for low wage workers, and (3) Efforts by … Continued
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LibraryGate in Berkeley, Continued 5:30 pm
LibraryGate in Berkeley, Continued @ Downtown Berkeley Library
Sep 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Thanks to you and other great supporters, we’ve had a terrific first step in the dismantling of LIBRARYGATE. Last Monday, the library director resigned, opening the way for the possibility of productive re-building at Berkeley Public Library. And, we’re not done yet! Now, the pressure mounts to persuade the Board of Library Trustees to dialog openly with the community. WE NEED YOUR PRESENCE this coming WEDNESDAY. BOLT will meet and it’s pretty certain that the plans for how to search for the new director will be the focus.  Just like we’ve … Continued
Berkeley Police Review Commission: BLM, UASI, Urban Shield 6:00 pm
Berkeley Police Review Commission: BLM, UASI, Urban Shield @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
At 7pm the commission resumes work on the investigation of the December 2014 police response to Black Lives Matter protests. See below for more information. Prior to the full meeting, the Mutual Aid Subcommittee will meet from 6 to 7 to discuss BPD agreements with agencies like the intelligence fusion center (NCRIC), UASI (Homeland Security anti-terrorism funding program, which pays for Urban Shield), and UCPD. I will send more information on this subcommittee meeting separately. Public comment is welcome at the beginning of each meeting. Here is the agenda packet … Continued
WHOLE FOOD ACTION COMMUNITY GROUP MEETING 7:00 pm
WHOLE FOOD ACTION COMMUNITY GROUP MEETING @ Show Map First Congregational Church of Oakland (United Church of Christ)
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We need to come together and talk, work out where to go from here with these issues around the brutalization of the young black man at Whole Foods. Please join us and please bring your ideas so we can keep moving forward. (We will be meeting in the Atrium Area) Look for signs59494
Why You Should be A Socialist 7:30 pm
Why You Should be A Socialist @ Dwinelle Hall, Room 211
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The racism of police violence, climate change, sexism and homophobia, war, economic inequality.  The injustices of American society stang exposed for everyone to see.  Yet the many apologists for capitalism claim that whatever its defects there is no alternative to a system that puts corporate greed ahead of human need.  We disagree!  Join the International Socialist Organization and discuss what socialism is and how you can get involved today in the struggle to change the world. Organized by the International Socialist Organization59493
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Dante’s Sentencing 8:15 am
Dante’s Sentencing @ Superior Court of California County of Alameda, Dept 11
Sep 10 @ 8:15 am – 12:45 pm
After many months of appearances, Dante is accepting a felony plea deal. Let’s show up to send him onward to probation and moving forward with his life! The sentencing appointment was specific to the minute, so be on time! That is not, of course, a guarantee that the courts will be prompt. Check the anti-rep website and Facebook for any change or postponement before going!59414
Justice For Mario Martinez: Rally At Corizon 10:30 am
Justice For Mario Martinez: Rally At Corizon
Sep 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
A few weeks ago you may have signed a petition demanding an investigation be conducted in the death of an inmate, Mario Martinez, at Santa Rita County Jail. We invite you to come out and support our rally at the Corizon office. Corizon is the healthcare provider at Santa Rita County Jail who is partially responsible for Mario’s death on July 15, 2015. We will meet at 10:30AM at 1130 Ballena Blvd in the city of Alameda. We will march from this location to 1150 Ballena Blvd. where Corizon’s office … Continued
SF: OUR CITY IS NOT FOR SALE : THE CITY TAKES CITY HALL 11:00 am
SF: OUR CITY IS NOT FOR SALE : THE CITY TAKES CITY HALL @ San Francisco City Hall
Sep 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
SF: OUR CITY IS NOT FOR SALE : THE CITY TAKES CITY HALL @ San Francisco City Hall | San Francisco | California | United States
The event formerly known as the Mission Takes the Planning Commission, has expanded! We make history on 9/10 at 11am! 11 AM :: RALLY/ACTION :::: Activities/Actions throughout the DAY :::: ((( THUR. 9/17 is ROUND 3 ))) Save the Date :: Details TBA soon! Build Affordable Housing • Stop the Evictions • Preserve SF Arts and Culture • Just Cause Evictions 2.0 • YES on I • YES on F • Don’t Supersize SOMA • No Beast on Bryant • Save Yerba Buena Island Community Organized by ACCE • Bayan … Continued
PICKET WHOLE FOODS! STOP ANTI-BLACK VIOLENCE!! 5:00 pm
PICKET WHOLE FOODS! STOP ANTI-BLACK VIOLENCE!! @ Whole Foods Oakland
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
On Thursday Sept. 4th a Black man who was attempting to make a purchase with his EBT, was beaten and bloodied by armed security guards at the Lake Merritt Whole Foods. This man was left unconscious in a large pool of his own blood out front of the store, while employees called for more back-up rather than sending for paramedics. This inhumane beating adds to the national narrative around a crisis of anti-Black violence. Currently, every 28hrs a black person is murdered by police, vigilantes, or security guards.* This latest … Continued
Screening of : Cowspiracy-The Sustainability Secret 7:00 pm
Screening of : Cowspiracy-The Sustainability Secret @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists' Hall
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“Cowspiracy-The Sustainability Secret” is a ground breaking feature length environmental documentary on the most destructive industry on our planet today. The intrepid filmmakers investigated the cattle industry and its impact on climate change and global warming. Don’t miss this exciting, shocking yet humorous film. It is as eye-opening as it is inspiring. Find out why the nation’s leading environmental organizations are afraid to talk about this seemingly obvious issue. Doors open 6pm. Refreshments served. Wheelchair accessible. 59482
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Stop Urban Shield! 4:00 pm
Stop Urban Shield! @ Alameda County Sheriff's Office
Sep 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Stop Urban Shield! @ Alameda County Sheriff's Office | Oakland | California | United States
Protest Alameda County Sheriff Ahern’s militarized police exhibit and exercises   Urban Shield is the largest SWAT training & war-weapons expo in the world. We will gather on September 11th, across communities, to end it & resist police militarization around the world! Join the Stop Urban Shield Coalition to say NO to policing, militarization and state violence! While Urban Shield is just one front in the fight against the state’s attempt to militarize every aspect of our lives – from its war-making here and abroad, to the increasing presence of … Continued
CANCELLED: Urban Shield Protest in Pleasanton. 6:00 pm
CANCELLED: Urban Shield Protest in Pleasanton. @ Doubletree Hotel
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
CANCELLED: Urban Shield Protest in Pleasanton. @ Doubletree Hotel | Pleasanton | California | United States
    There is an event in Oakland.59333
The Anastasio Project; a performance on race relations, state brutality and border violence. 8:00 pm
The Anastasio Project; a performance on race relations, state brutality and border violence. @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Sep 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
THE ANASTASIO PROJECT RETURNS TO OAKLAND The widely acclaimed multidisciplinary arts project brings to life  local stories of state violence WHEN: September 11 – 13 and 18-20, @ 8:00 pm Across the country, the #blacklivesmatter movement has forced to the surface a conversation that has been happening under the mainstream radar in communities of color for centuries. Today, America can no longer ignore the epidemic of state violence that she is enacting on Black, Brown and poor communities by her various law enforcement agencies. For two weekends – September 11-13 … Continued
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Forty-two years after the Chile coup: Where do we stand? 10:00 am
Forty-two years after the Chile coup: Where do we stand? @ La Pena
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
FREE Lecture: Chile at La Peña La Peña will host short presentations and a participatory dialogue: Forty-two years after the coup: Where do we stand? Topics will include the effects of neoliberalism, current governments and militarism. Helene Lorenz Hector Salgado Ellen Moore During the month of September, La Peña remembers the barbarism of the 1973 military coup in Chile, mourns the deaths, disappearances, and torture of friends and compañeros, reflects on the invasive role of the United States foreign policy in Latin America, and celebrates the militants, solidarity activists, and … Continued
If Black Lives Don’t Matter, Whose Do? 10:00 am
If Black Lives Don’t Matter, Whose Do? @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Political Affairs Discussion Group sponsored by the Communist Party (Oakland/Berkeley) invites you to a discussion of: If Black Lives Don’t Matter, Whose Do? Class Struggle and the Fight Against White Supremacy Background readings: Jarvis Tyner, ‘Black Lives Matter! The Struggle Against Police Murders, Brutality and Abuse http://www.politicalaffairs.net/black-lives-matter-the-struggle-against-police-murders-brutality-and-abuse/ Jake Halpern, ‘The Cop’ New Yorker Profile of Darren Wilson http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/08/10/the-cop 59445
Justice 4 Pedie Perez BBQ 11:30 am
Justice 4 Pedie Perez BBQ
Sep 12 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Come support the Perez family in their continuing quest for Justice for their son, Pedie, shot and killed, unarmed, by a Richmond Police Officer one year ago. Learn about new developments in the ongoing lawsuit. There may be a short march after the BBQ.59400
Omni Work Party 12:00 pm
Omni Work Party @ Omni Commons
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Omni Work Party @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
*Who*: You–at ANY level of skill (newbs encouraged to attend)! *What*: Work Party (fun, learning, labor, love)! — Also see TASKS list below!!! *When*: *Sat 9/5 @ 12 noon* (And Every Saturday, FOREVER)! *How*: With our bare hands, feet, noses, etc — plus tools and stuff! *Why*: Omni Commons needs some serious elbow grease to get ship-shape, for the safety, accessibility, and delight of all! *TASKS* * Doors (re-hanging and installing closers) * Carpentry in the basement * Plumbing, tile, and other water-related activities * Drywall ’til you drop * … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting – Fighting Back Against Unjust Debt 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting – Fighting Back Against Unjust Debt @ Oscar Grant Plaza Amphitheater
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting – Fighting Back Against Unjust Debt @ Oscar Grant Plaza Amphitheater | Oakland | California | United States
Come and help us draw awareness to and fight unjust debt! Come get connected with SDBA’s many projects! student debt resistance organizing for public banking. advocating for Postal banking. ongoing study group helping out America’s only non-profit check-cashing organization and fighting against usurious for-profit pay-day lenders and their ilk our famous Strike Debt radio program staging Debtors’ Assemblies Restaging our recent presentation on money and debt at the US Social Forum Working on debarring US Banks that have been convicted of felonies from municipal contracts saving the Berkeley Post Office … Continued
The Anastasio Project; a performance on race relations, state brutality and border violence. 8:00 pm
The Anastasio Project; a performance on race relations, state brutality and border violence. @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Sep 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
THE ANASTASIO PROJECT RETURNS TO OAKLAND The widely acclaimed multidisciplinary arts project brings to life  local stories of state violence WHEN: September 11 – 13 and 18-20, @ 8:00 pm Across the country, the #blacklivesmatter movement has forced to the surface a conversation that has been happening under the mainstream radar in communities of color for centuries. Today, America can no longer ignore the epidemic of state violence that she is enacting on Black, Brown and poor communities by her various law enforcement agencies. For two weekends – September 11-13 … Continued
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Solidarity Cafe for Kerie Campbell 10:00 am
Solidarity Cafe for Kerie Campbell @ Providence House
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kerie Campbell is a fiercely devoted mother of two who has been waging an agonizing and expensive battle to regain legal custody of her children, lost originally because she reported a biased custody evaluator for violating her medical confidentiality. In July of this year she and her lawyer prevailed and her legal rights were temporarily restored. There is one final hearing in January 2016 to solidify the court’s order. Things look good for Kerie to keep her rights, but the legal bills are piling up. Let’s pull together as a … Continued
Community Forum: Anti-Police-Terror Project with Cat Brooks 4:00 pm
Community Forum: Anti-Police-Terror Project with Cat Brooks @ Eastside Annex
Sep 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Community Forum: Anti-Police-Terror Project with Cat Brooks @ Eastside Annex | Oakland | California | United States
Discuss the criminalization and murder of Black Women in America. Can police ever create public safety for black women? What are our alternatives? What is the next step for the movement for Black Lives and the Oakland Collective?59373
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OCCUPY FORUM: Unist’ot’en Camp Report Back, Film Screening & Fundraiser 6:30 pm
OCCUPY FORUM: Unist’ot’en Camp Report Back, Film Screening & Fundraiser @ Omni Commons
Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Unist’ot’en Camp Report Back, Film Screening & Fundraiser The Unist’ot’en Camp is an Indigenous homestead located in the far north west of so-called Canada, where the people (Unist’ot’en), who have always lived there, are occupying and utilizing their traditional territory, as they have for centuries. Numerous companies, including Chevron and TransCanada, are illegally encroaching on the Unist’ot’en’s territory, attempting to push forward the proposed pipeline project that threatens the Unist’ot’en’s traditional territories, clean water, and generations to come. As well, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s presence is currently forcing the … Continued
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room  | San Francisco | California | United States
OTU’s Mission The Oakland Tenants Union is an organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggle with landlords, impacting legislation and public policy about housing, community education, and working with other organizations committed to furthering renters’ rights. The Oakland Tenants Union is open to anyone who shares our core values and who believes that tenants themselves have the primary responsibility to work on their own behalf. Monthly Meetings The Oakland Tenants Union meets regularly at 7:00 … Continued
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Demand #JobsNotJails in Alameda County 9:45 am
Demand #JobsNotJails in Alameda County @ The Park across from 1401 Lakeshore
Sep 15 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am
A lot has been happing behind the scenes in Alameda County over the summer: we have been pushing for transparency around the county’s criminal justice spending, uncovered a secret plan to expand Santa Rita jail, and joined our allies in demanding #Justice4Mario. Next week, the Board of Supervisors will resume their regular meetings and we want you to join us and our allies as we flood their meeting. We hope to see you next Tuesday, September 15th at the park across from 1401 Lakeside Dr. at 9:45 a.m. We will … Continued
#JobsNotJails: Tell It to the County Board of Supervisors! 10:45 am
#JobsNotJails: Tell It to the County Board of Supervisors! @ County Building, #512
Sep 15 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm
Last week, over 600 people signed our petition to demand a public meeting about Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern’s secret plan to expand the Santa Rita Jail.  Next week, the Board of Supervisors will resume their regular meetings — and thanks to your pressure, the jail plan is on the agenda! We want you to join us and our allies as we flood the room to demand more answers to our questions: Will there be new jail beds? Why a mental health unit in the jail, instead of more services … Continued
Public Safety Committee: FLIR Privacy and Use Policy 6:00 pm
Public Safety Committee: FLIR Privacy and Use Policy @ Oakland City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The FLIR (Heat-Sensing, Helicopter-Mounted, OPD Camera) Privacy and Use Policy, Written in the spring by the Ad Hoc Privacy Committee for the Domain Awareness Center as its last official act, will be on the agenda of the Oakland City Council’s Public Safety Committee. Subject: FLIR Privacy and Data Retention Policy From: Office of The City Administrator Recommendation: Adopt A Resolution Establishing The City Of Oakland Forward Looking Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera System (FLIR) Privacy And Data Retention Policy Which Prescribes The Rules For The Use Of The FLIR; Establishes Oversight, … Continued
Climate Courage Forum 6:30 pm
Climate Courage Forum @ Berkeley South Branch Library
Sep 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Climate Courage Forum @ Berkeley South Branch Library | Berkeley | California | United States
Climate Courage Forum. Want to help protect our children’s climate, but have no idea where to start? Do climate activities seem way too complex, technical, and hopeless? Come to this introduction to climate activities in the East Bay. Meet with others to share your concerns, learn what’s up locally, and clarify how you might want to use your skills/interests to contribute in humanity’s biggest effort. (No RSVP required. Just show up.)   59310
The True Cost of Incarceration on Families 6:30 pm
The True Cost of Incarceration on Families @ Impact Hub
Sep 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Celebrate the launch of our national community-driven report that documents the experiences and resilience of families impacted by incarceration. The event will feature a gallery of data from the report and a panel discussion with formerly incarcerated individuals and their families. Free event, light food provided. RSVP on Facebook. Sponsored by: Forward Together, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Essie Justice and Causa Justa :: Just Cause. 59417
Justice 4 Pedie Perez at the Richmond City Council 7:00 pm
Justice 4 Pedie Perez at the Richmond City Council
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Come support the family of Pedie Perez, shot and killed by the Richmond Police, as they and the community put forth a resolution to hold an open hearing whenever there is extreme use of force by the Richmond Police.59401
Stand up for Berkeley’s Families: Support a Strong Min. Wage Law! 7:00 pm
Stand up for Berkeley’s Families: Support a Strong Min. Wage Law! @ Old Berkeley City Hall
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Stand up for Berkeley's Families: Support a Strong Min. Wage Law! @ Old Berkeley City Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
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Anti-Police-Terror Project Meeting 7:30 pm
Anti-Police-Terror Project Meeting @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Anti-Police Terrorism Project is a project of the ONYX Organizing Committee that in coalition with other organizations like the Alan Blueford Center for Justice, Workers World and Healthy Hoodz is working to develop a replicable and sustainable model to end police terrorism in this country. We are led by the most impacted communities but are a multi-racial, mutil-generational coalition. Subcommittees / action teams include First Response, Media, Santa Rita Jail, Yvette Henderson/Emeryville and more. We meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at Eastside Arts Alliance at 7:30 pm.59390
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Omni Commons General Assembly 7:00 pm
Omni Commons General Assembly @ Omni Commons Basement Hall
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Omni General Assembly omni working group meeting Come by our open Delegates Meetings every Thursday evening at 7pm! We’ll give space to brief announcements, updates from working groups, proposals up for consensus, and discussion around important issues. The schedule is created weekly at the following url: https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom59539
KPFA benefit: Laura Nader: What the Rest Think of the West: Since 600 AD 7:30 pm
KPFA benefit: Laura Nader: What the Rest Think of the West: Since 600 AD @ Berkeley Hillside Club
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hosted by Richard Wolinsky Over the past few centuries, as Western civilization has enjoyed an expanding geographic domain, Westerners have observed other cultures rarely, and then usually with scant interest in what they saw in us. What the Rest Think of the West, unprecedented in its scope, at last provides a rich historical look through the eyes of observant outsiders as they survey and scrutinize the politics, science, technology, religion, family practices, and gender roles of civilizations not their own. The book emphasizes the broader figurative meaning of looking west … Continued
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Omar Barghouti on “BDS: Academia’s Role in the Struggle for Freedom and Justice” 5:00 pm
Omar Barghouti on “BDS: Academia’s Role in the Struggle for Freedom and Justice” @ Room 370 Dwinelle Hall
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for a night with Omar Barghouti, the co-founder of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Barghouti will be presenting on academia’s role in the struggle for freedom and justice in Palestine. This event is open to the public and is free of charge! **Refreshments will be provided as well** Sponsored by Cal Students for Justice in Palestine, UAW 2865-Berkeley, Friends of Sabeel North America, Jewish Voice for Peace- Bay Area, and Middle East Children’s … Continued
Slingshot at the Long Haul All-Night Meeting 8:00 pm
Slingshot at the Long Haul All-Night Meeting @ Long Haul
Sep 18 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 19 @ 6:00 am
Come to the Long Haul this Friday for the Slingshot all night meeting and help us make the new issue! 8pm-midnight. Comrades and cookies.— Slingshot collective (@Slingshotnews) September 14, 2015 59537
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Omni Rent Party! 10:00 am
Omni Rent Party! @ Omni Commons
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Rummage Sale | Bake Sale | Lunch / Dinner | Live Music Please come and donate to Omni Commons to help us cover our ongoing expenses and keep this common space thriving for positive social change! Schedule: 10am – Open Rummage Sale + Bake Sale 12pm – Open Meal Service All day until 8pm – Live Music / Performances We need you to bring your friends, your enemies, and your frenemies—as long as you come to support Omni Commons, and most important to HAVE FUN!59543
FREE Film Screening: Special Circumstances 12:00 pm
FREE Film Screening: Special Circumstances @ La Pena
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This documentary follows Hector Salgado’s journey back to Chile where he confronts his former captors as a filmmaker. Following the 1973 coup in Chile, Hector Salgado was imprisoned, tortured, and exiled from the time he was 16- 19. At the age of 16, Hector Salgado was imprisoned and tortured by the Chilean Military government led by Augusto Pinochet. He was held for three years before being sent into exile to the US, the financial and military sponsor of Chile’s military. Special Circumstances follows Salgado’s quest to confront his persecutors after … Continued
Omni Work Party 12:00 pm
Omni Work Party @ Omni Commons
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Omni Work Party @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
*Who*: You–at ANY level of skill (newbs encouraged to attend)! *What*: Work Party (fun, learning, labor, love)! — Also see TASKS list below!!! *When*: *Sat 9/5 @ 12 noon* (And Every Saturday, FOREVER)! *How*: With our bare hands, feet, noses, etc — plus tools and stuff! *Why*: Omni Commons needs some serious elbow grease to get ship-shape, for the safety, accessibility, and delight of all! *TASKS* * Doors (re-hanging and installing closers) * Carpentry in the basement * Plumbing, tile, and other water-related activities * Drywall ’til you drop * … Continued
Uprisings: Anti Police -Terror Project Benefit Show 3:00 pm
Uprisings: Anti Police -Terror Project Benefit Show @ 3192 Adeline St. Berkeley
Sep 19 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Uprisings: Anti Police -Terror Project Benefit Show @ 3192 Adeline St. Berkeley | Berkeley | California | United States
Uprisings: Anti Police -Terror Project Benefit Show Go to the Anti Police Terror Project FACEBOOK page & scroll down…  Saturday, September 19     3:00 pm – 10:00 pm Show Map 3192 Adeline St. Berkeley In light of the murder of Yuvette Henderson by Emeryville police dept, the murder of Demouria Hogg, Richard Linyard’s, Nate Wilks and a mentally-ill black migrant by Oakland Police Department (OPD), we’ve organized an art/music event for Anti-Police Terror Project (APTP) of Oakland where we will be holding a space to raise awareness of police … Continued
Community Forum: Immigration Issues with Matt Gonzalez 4:00 pm
Community Forum: Immigration Issues with Matt Gonzalez @ Eastside Annex
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Community Forum: Immigration Issues with Matt Gonzalez @ Eastside Annex | Oakland | California | United States
Matt Gonzalez, former SF supervisor and current attorney for Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez (immigrant accused of murder in the Pier 14 shooting) will join Mujeres Unidas y Activas to talk about contemporary immigration issues. What is at stake for immigrants rights in our community? What do we need to know about sactuary cities policies? What should we do in order to retain them? How the right-wing media is using this case for political revenge.59374
Kshama Sawant in Oakland 7:00 pm
Kshama Sawant in Oakland @ Unitarian Church
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kshama Sawant in Oakland @ Unitarian Church  | Oakland | California | United States
Please join Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant at a rally in Oakland for her re-election campaign! Mark your calendar now! NEW! Richmond City Councillor and former Green Mayor, Gayle McLaughlin to speak alongside Kshama at this event! From the streets of Baltimore to the growing movement for a $15 minimum wage, consistent protests are erupting against the endemic inequality and racism generated by Wall Street and their social system. With growing anger at the corporate policies of both main political parties, millions are looking for an alternative. Since her election … Continued
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Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People’s Movement Conference 9:00 am
Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People’s Movement Conference @ Oakstop
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – Sep 21 @ 4:30 pm
Sponsored by All of Us or None, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children. “From Civil Rights to Prisoners’ Rights. The Fight for our Human Rights Continues.:59439
Afrikatown Garden Workday 2:00 pm
Afrikatown Garden Workday @ Qilombo
Sep 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Afrikatown Garden Workday Come anytime, we will be out gardening with our community and neighbors! Bring plants, seeds, tools, etc if you have it!! 59540
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Hearing on Coal Trains Through Oakland 4:00 pm
Hearing on Coal Trains Through Oakland @ Oakland City Hall
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Special City Council #oakmtg on coal scheduled for Sep. 21, 2015, at 4:00 PM. Sponsored by @DanKalb @Kaplan4Oakland and CM Reid. #oakland — Coal Free Oakland (@CoalFreeOakland) July 16, 2015 Special Council Hearing Re: Public Health and Coal scheduled for Sept 21st, 4PM- 6PM #OakMTg— Abel Guillen (@Abel_Guillen) August 13, 2015 59196
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Film Screening: Jekyll Island 6:30 pm
Film Screening: Jekyll Island @ A Place for Sustainable Living
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
No further info.59585
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting 6:30 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall | Oakland | California | United States
Join us to fight for a livable wage for all Bay Area workers! We collaborate in principled reflection and action on what the Bay Area livable wage would be and where we are at on the right to a livable wage. The Oakland Livable Wage Assembly builds Community and Power among those who seek higher wages and better work life conditions for area workers. Our work together encompasses: (1) The concerns of precarious, care and contingent workers, (2) Campaigns to improve wages for low wage workers, and (3) Efforts by … Continued
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Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement: Oakland 11:30 am
Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement: Oakland @ State Building
Sep 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
The big banner and new placards will put attention on the horrendous noise at Pelican Bay SHU 24/7, caused by the ‘wellness checks’. SLEEP DEPRIVATION = TORTURE The architecture of the SHU at Pelican Bay amplifies the slamming of the pod doors, the guards clambering up and down the tiers as well as the beeper and wand action by guards. The interpretation of these wellness checks by Pelican Bay staffers is unacceptable. Turn out to hear the latest and sign up for our emergency response network. 59561
LGBTQ+ Prisoner Letterwriting Night, Ashker v California discussion 6:30 pm
LGBTQ+ Prisoner Letterwriting Night, Ashker v California discussion @ The Flight Deck
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Flying Over Walls will be hosting their Oakland LGBTQ+ Prisoner Letterwriting Night again in conjunction with Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement – and discussing the recent Ashker v. Governor of California settlement, including what it means and what we are still fighting for. As the SF Bay Area chapter of Black & Pink, our focus is to connect the non-incarcerated LGBTQ+ folks who participate in our events to B&P members in Northern California prisons.59563
Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting @ Omni Commons
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Join Oakland Privacy Working Group to organize against the Domain Awareness Center (DAC), Oakland’s citywide networked mass surveillance hub, and other invasions of privacy by our benighted City Government, to support privacy ordinances now being considered by the Oakland City Council emerging from the effort to fight the DAC, oppose Urban Shield, fight against Predictive Policing, Stingray and help in other fights to preserve and restore our privacy around the Bay Area, in California and nationwide. OPWG was instrumental in stopping the DAC from becoming a city-wide spying network, and its … Continued
Film Screening: WE THE TINY HOUSE PEOPLE 7:30 pm
Film Screening: WE THE TINY HOUSE PEOPLE @ Humanist Hall
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Film evenings begin with optional potluck refreshments & social hour at 6:30 pm, followed by the films at 7:30 pm, followed by optional discussion after the films. WE THE TINY HOUSE PEOPLE By Kirsten Dirksen For a detailed description of this film, see this website. This is journey into the tiny homes of people searching for simplicity, self-sufficiency, minimalism and happiness by creating shelter in caves, converted garages, trailers, tool sheds, river boats and former pigeon coops. Basically, Dirksen made a documentary on people living in tiny houses. For around … Continued
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Bay Area Public School General Meeting 6:00 pm
Bay Area Public School General Meeting @ Omni Commons, Blue Classroom
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The BAPS General Meeting is where our core group of organizers come together to deal mostly with administrative issues, planning, fundraising, organizing the school, etc. We could use your help. Attending these meetings is how you become a member of the collective. For those looking to get involved with the school, this is a good place to start. What happens at the General Meeting? relevant announcements collaborate and coalesce new visions of the school distribute tasks and plan to take action learn how to build collectivity, a commons59538
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Tell US Attorney General Lynch in Person: Justice 4 Pedie Perez! Stop Police Terror! 12:30 pm
Tell US Attorney General Lynch in Person: Justice 4 Pedie Perez! Stop Police Terror! @ Richmond City Hall
Sep 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Tell US Attorney General Lynch in Person: Justice 4 Pedie Perez! Stop Police Terror! @ Richmond City Hall | Richmond | California | United States
US Attorney General Loretta Lynch is quietly coming to Richmond City Hall this Friday. Once again, despite evidence, witnesses, and a video of the shooting, the police killing of an unarmed man has been ruled a justifiable homicide and will not be investigated. This is unacceptable! We need police accountability now! Lynch has tuned out the pleas of the people for police accountability. The parents of Pedie Perez, an unarmed man who was killed by Richmond PD last September, are asking for your help. The Oscar Grant Committee in solidarity … Continued
Stop Police Terror. Which Side Are You On? 2:00 pm
Stop Police Terror. Which Side Are You On? @ Boalt Hall, Room 170
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Stop Police Terror. Which Side Are You On? @ Boalt Hall, Room 170 | Berkeley | California | United States
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Lac-Mégantic Rail Workers Forum 7:30 pm
Lac-Mégantic Rail Workers Forum @ Militant Labor Forum Headquarters, Room 250
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Lac-Mégantic Rail Workers Forum @ Militant Labor Forum Headquarters, Room 250 | Oakland | California | United States
The Canadian government has threatened Montreal, Maine and Atlantic engineer Thomas Harding and traffic controller Richard Labrie with life in prison as scapegoats for the Lac-Mégantic oil train disaster.  Jeff Powers of the SWP will lead a discussion about the real causes of the disaster on July 26, 2013 where a MMA train derailed, destroying the downtown and killing 47 people. Crew size reduction, long hours with little time for rest, and poorly maintained track, bridges and rolling stock all play important roles in the Lac-Mégantic catastrophe, but the Canadian government … Continued
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Omni Work Party 12:00 pm
Omni Work Party @ Omni Commons
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Omni Work Party @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
*Who*: You–at ANY level of skill (newbs encouraged to attend)! *What*: Work Party (fun, learning, labor, love)! — Also see TASKS list below!!! *When*: *Sat 9/5 @ 12 noon* (And Every Saturday, FOREVER)! *How*: With our bare hands, feet, noses, etc — plus tools and stuff! *Why*: Omni Commons needs some serious elbow grease to get ship-shape, for the safety, accessibility, and delight of all! *TASKS* * Doors (re-hanging and installing closers) * Carpentry in the basement * Plumbing, tile, and other water-related activities * Drywall ’til you drop * … Continued
Flood Wall Street West Non-Violent Direct Action Prep 1:00 pm
Flood Wall Street West Non-Violent Direct Action Prep @ Greenpeace Warehouse
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Flood Wall St. West Welcoming Committee will be hosting two non-violent direct action preps on Sept. 26 & 27 (both 1pm-4pm). These preps will take participants through the philosophy and tools used in non-violent direct action. These preps will include discussions on the concept of affinity groups, give participants an opportunity to form one or more, a legal briefing and an overall plan for Sept. 28th. These preps will be an important place to get plugged into for Flood Wall St. West. WHAT’S FLOOD WALL STREET WEST? One year … Continued
What Can We Do to End Police Murder? 2:00 pm
What Can We Do to End Police Murder?
Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
What Can We Do to End Police Murder? @ San Francisco | California | United States
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Stop Urban Shield: What’s Next? 6:30 pm
Stop Urban Shield: What’s Next?
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Sponsored by the Stop Urban Shield Coalition Hundreds of people carried out powerful theater in the streets and a rally in downtown Oakland on September 11, protesting ‘Urban Shield’ – a regional police militarization exercise, war equipment expo, and SWAT  team competition. This is the third year that a broad community coalition has mobilized to resist this militarization that is part of the violence, oppression and trauma of communities of color and others impacted by state violence. Last year, the coalition successfully pressed Oakland to disinvite Urban Shield from having … Continued
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Omni Commons Rent Party: Part Two! Bake Sale, Music, Movies, More 10:00 am
Omni Commons Rent Party: Part Two! Bake Sale, Music, Movies, More @ Omni Commons
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Rummage Sale | Bake Sale | Lunch / Dinner | Live Music | Movie Night! Wow, Part One was amazing, let’s do it again, but for longer this time 😉 Please come and donate to Omni Commons to help us cover our ongoing expenses and keep this common space thriving for positive social change! Schedule: 10am – Open Rummage Sale + Bake Sale 12pm – Open Meal Service (Lunch / Dinner) All day until 8pm – Live Music / Performances 8pm – Movie Night http://backchan.nl/meetings/view/4106 We need you to bring your … Continued
Flood Wall Street West Non-Violent Direct Action Prep 1:00 pm
Flood Wall Street West Non-Violent Direct Action Prep @ Greenpeace Warehouse
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Flood Wall St. West Welcoming Committee will be hosting two non-violent direct action preps on Sept. 26 & 27 (both 1pm-4pm). These preps will take participants through the philosophy and tools used in non-violent direct action. These preps will include discussions on the concept of affinity groups, give participants an opportunity to form one or more, a legal briefing and an overall plan for Sept. 28th. These preps will be an important place to get plugged into for Flood Wall St. West. WHAT’S FLOOD WALL STREET WEST? One year … Continued
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Sep 27 @ 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA will get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM to share some food with each others and the community.  There should be a table and utensils/plates courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring a nosh to share… The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, … Continued
Open Circle ~ Families Fighting for Justice 3:30 pm
Open Circle ~ Families Fighting for Justice @ Omni Commons
Sep 27 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Open Circle ~ Families Fighting for Justice @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
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Film and Discussion about White Privilege 5:00 pm
Film and Discussion about White Privilege @ Omni basement
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Come watch some short films on White Privilege and then engage in a discussion about the films and the issue in general. Supported by members of Open Circle, which will have met from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM just previously (all are welcome to either or both events!) The film choices are still being finalized. Stay tuned. 59402
Community Democracy Project 6:30 pm
Community Democracy Project @ Omni Commons, Basement Hall
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Community Democracy Project is your connection to direct democracy in Oakland! Convened out of Occupy Oakland in Fall 2011, we’re gathering steam on a campaign to bring the people back in touch with the city’s resources through participatory budgeting. Picture this: Across Oakland, Neighborhood Assemblies are regularly held in every community. People come together to tackle the important issues of their neighborhoods and of the city. At these assemblies, people don’t just have discussions–they learn from one another, from city staff, and they make fundamental decisions about how the city … Continued
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Flood Wall Street West– Mass March & Action to Shut Down Climate Profiteers 8:00 am
Flood Wall Street West– Mass March & Action to Shut Down Climate Profiteers @ Chelsea Manning Plaza
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Flood Wall Street West-- Mass March & Action to Shut Down Climate Profiteers @ Chelsea Manning Plaza | San Francisco | California | United States
Flood the institutions that are profiting from the climate crisis. Wear Blue. More Info: FloodWallStWest.org #FloodTheSystem One year ago, thousands of us flooded Wall Street in New York, taking mass direct action in the heart of a global financial system that’s fueling the climate crisis. Now, a year later, people across the continent are preparing and organizing for #FloodTheSystem, a continental uprising against the economic and political systems threatening our survival. To kick off #FloodTheSystem, we’re going to Flood Wall Street West: San Francisco’s financial district. Flood Wall Street West will … Continued
Picketing SF Hotels with Unite Here, Mayoral Candidate 12:00 pm
Picketing SF Hotels with Unite Here, Mayoral Candidate @ Le Méridien
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Le Méridien and Hyatt on Fisherman’s Wharf are not respecting the right of workers to choose a union. UNITE HERE Local 2 has called for actions on those days. Join the Francisco for Mayor Campaign on the picket line on Monday, Sept. 28, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. and from 4 – 6 p.m. at Le Méridien, 333 Battery Street, between Clay and Sacramento. If you are willing to engage in a civil disobedience action, call 415-863-1225 or email sflivingwage@riseup.net59580
Occupy Forum: Green Party Candidates 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: Green Party Candidates @ United Here Local 2 Union Hall
Sep 28 @ 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 Francisco Herrera and Ross Mirkarimi: Addressing the Needs of the People F R A N C I S C O  H E R R E R A Francisco Herrera is a musician, a long-time Green Party member, and an activist with the Living Wage Coalition. He is running for Mayor in order to “bring the wisdom of the neighborhoods to City Hall.” Francisco … Continued
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly 6:30 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office Steps
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office Steps | Berkeley | California | United States
Come learn about continuing developments in the battle save the Berkeley Post Office, other Post Offices in the area, and the Postal Service from privatization, support our Occupiers and help us plan our next steps in opposition to the theft of our public commons. The postal service wanted to sell the post office to Hudson-Mcdonald, a local developer. The City of Berkeley sued the post office to stop the sale. Hudson-Mcdonald backed out of the deal in early December. Federal Judge William Alsup decided to dismiss the lawsuit in April … Continued
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Tell Alameda County Supervisors to Stop Funding Urban Shield 10:45 am
Tell Alameda County Supervisors to Stop Funding Urban Shield @ 5th Floor
Sep 29 @ 10:45 am – 1:00 pm
Tell Alameda County Supervisors to Stop Funding Urban Shield @ 5th Floor | Oakland | California | United States
It’s been two weeks since the Stop Urban Shield coalition rallied in Oakland, California against notorious SWAT-training and weapons expo, Urban Shield. Check out our successful #StopUrbanShield press round up here! But we’re just getting started.  Tomorrow, September 29th, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors is set to sign off on an amendment to Sheriff Ahern’s two-year agreement with the Urban Areas Security Initiative (a Department of Homeland Security grant program) that funds SWAT trainings, including Urban Shield. This year, one of the Urban Areas Security Initiative agreements is increasing to $6,289,697 for Fiscal year 2014-2016. We … Continued
Press Conference: Berkeley PD Stop Data Reveals Stark Racial Disparities 11:00 am
Press Conference: Berkeley PD Stop Data Reveals Stark Racial Disparities @ City Hall Steps and Cypress Room, 1st Floor
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Sponsored by: Berkeley NAACP; UCB Black Student Union; Berkeley Copwatch: ACLU Berkeley/ NorthEastBay Chapter: National Lawyers Guild, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Newly released data on police stops confirms local activists’ and communities’ of color charges of racial profiling in Berkeley. Data collected by the Berkeley Police Department reveals a pattern of discriminatory conduct against African American and Latino civilians. Stops: Though Black people constitute less than 8% of Berkeley’s population, they were 30.5% of those stopped by police; whites, comprising 60% of Berkeley, were 36.7% of those stopped. Disposition: … Continued
“We’re All Being Watched: Local Surveillance.” 12:00 pm
“We’re All Being Watched: Local Surveillance.” @ UC Davis, King Hall, Room 1301
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cyrus Farivar, author and senior business editor at Ars Technica, will deliver a talk titled “We’re All Being Watched: Local Surveillance.” This event is sponsored by the Mellon Sawyer Seminar  59552
BBQ in Support of Richard Linyard, killed after OPD stop in Suspicious Circumstances 4:00 pm
BBQ in Support of Richard Linyard, killed after OPD stop in Suspicious Circumstances
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
COME SUPPORT A REAL ONE ! EAST OAKLAND 65TH & INTERNATIONAL #JUSTICE4RICH #fuckthepolice pic.twitter.com/o8YKVkIEuH— Baby Trubble (@TR1GG4H4PPY_) September 29, 2015 59591
Drum Circle Protest Outside City Hall 5:30 pm
Drum Circle Protest Outside City Hall @ Oscar Grant Plaza, City Hall steps
Sep 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
A drum circle protest is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. tonight outside Oakland City Hall.  See background information here in this East Bay Express article  by San Levin.59594
Valero crude-by-rail project public hearing 6:30 pm
Valero crude-by-rail project public hearing @ Benicia City Hall
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Valero crude-by-rail project public hearing @ Benicia City Hall | Benicia | California | United States
The City of Benicia Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the recirculated draft EIR (RDEIR) for a proposed crude-by-rail project. The proposed project would allow the Benicia Valero Refinery to receive up to 70,000 barrels per day of its crude by rail. It currently receives crude by ship and pipeline. The project involves installation of a new railcar unloading rack, rail track spurs, pumps, pipeline and other infrastructure at the refinery. The environmental analysis conducted to date indicates that there would be significant and unavoidable impacts on air … Continued
Optik Allusions Meeting and Workshop 7:00 pm
Optik Allusions Meeting and Workshop @ Omni Commons
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
OptikAllusions is a digital filmmaking collective dedicated to social change, based in Oakland, California. We share resources, skills and knowledge to help each other tell stories that might otherwise remain untold. We make films in a spirit of collaboration and solidarity, share a lending library of film equipment for creative projects, organize free, at cost or donation-based workshops. Join us for our weekly meeting and a workshop! We usually, meet briefly and then work on projects. It’s open to all! https://omnicommons.org/wiki/Optik_Allusions 59574
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Vigil for Antonio Ramos 9:30 am
Vigil for Antonio Ramos
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
There will be a vigil for Antonio Ramos, the muralist who was killed in West #Oakland today. Corner of 35th & West St, 9:30 am tmrw. #oakmtg— David Colburn (@davidcolburn) September 30, 2015 59597
City Council Special Hearing on Affordable Housing Crisis 5:30 pm
City Council Special Hearing on Affordable Housing Crisis @ City Hall, Council Chambers
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The City of Oakland is facing a serious affordable housing crisis, with numerous residents being displaced from their homes. A hearing is scheduled on the housing crisis at Oakland City Hall (click this link for agenda calendar: https://oakland.legistar.com/calendar.aspx).59568