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‘Killing Mockingbird’: Culture, reality and the idea of freedom 6:30 pm
‘Killing Mockingbird’: Culture, reality and the idea of freedom @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
In “Killing Mockingbird” (Nov/Dec News & Letters) C. Safos shows how today’s Black Lives Matter movement totally shakes up the ground for debates about iconic American novels that deal with race like To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Come participate in discussing this timely exciting topic.59833
Community Democracy Project Meeting 6:30 pm
Community Democracy Project Meeting @ Omni Commons
Nov 1 @ 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 … Continued
Free Movie: Concerning Violence 7:00 pm
Free Movie: Concerning Violence @ Longhaul
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free Movie: Concerning Violence (2014 documentary directed by Göran Hugo Olsson – 85 minutes) Olsson artfully elucidates Frantz Fanon’s (“The Wretched of the Earth”) psychiatric and psychological analysis of dehumanizing effects of colonization on the individual and the nation.59834
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Court Support for Janye!!! Wrongly arrested, and then charged for post-Ferguson Protests. 9:00 am
Court Support for Janye!!! Wrongly arrested, and then charged for post-Ferguson Protests. @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
COME OUT to support friend and comrade Janye during his preliminary hearing in court this monday! The lawyer says this is an IMPORTANT day to have a big turn out, so let’s PACK THE COURTROOM! Details: Janye was arrested a few weeks ago in an obvious case of racial profiling, the cops saying he ‘fit the description’ for a crime he had nothing to do with (which the witness immediately confirmed). While he was in custody, detectives questioned him about his involvement in the protests last year that followed the … Continued
15 Now Berkeley Meeting 6:30 pm
15 Now Berkeley Meeting @ Au Coquelet
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
November 10th’s City Council Meeting could be a historic point in the struggle against poverty wages in America, with Berkeley possibly passing the first ‘more than 15’ in the country. This would not only carry on the momentum of the fight for fifteen nationally, but would remind folks that 15 isn’t the end goal. We want more, as much as we can win. On November 2, join 15 Now Berkeley for its final planning session prior to the city council meeting. We will discuss outreach actions leading up to Nov … Continued
BACE Timebank General Meeting 6:30 pm
BACE Timebank General Meeting @ Omni Commons
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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 needs regardless of economic status. Please join our Meetup Group: http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Community-Exchange-Timebank/ And … Continued
Free Screening: The Hand That Feeds 6:30 pm
Free Screening: The Hand That Feeds @ Kroeber Hall Room 0160
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a screening of the powerful documentary film “The Hand That Feeds” followed by a panel discussion with a #FightFor15 worker and organizer, UC Berkeley Professor and Center for Latin American Studies Chair Harley Shaiken, and UC Berkeley Labor Center Chair Ken Jacobs.59707
CANCELLED: Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission – NCRIC, UASI, Protest Response, et al 7:00 pm
CANCELLED: Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission – NCRIC, UASI, Protest Response, et al @ North Berkeley Senior Center,
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission meeting for tonight has been CANCELLED and postponed and rescheduled to next Monday night, November 9th. There is no city secretary available for tonight.   The Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission will discuss several important topics including: 1) Peace and Justice recommendations to Council about the December 2014 police response to protests, particularly mutual aid and tear gas where the PRC report was not strong. Possible support for PRC minority report. 2) Peace and Justice input on NCRIC, UASI/Urban Shield and other BPD agreements. … Continued
Carbon Pricing 101 7:00 pm
Carbon Pricing 101 @ David Browder Center
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Here’s your chance to learn more about market-based approaches to solving the climate crisis and an opportunity to engage with local proponents.  Efforts to put a price on carbon pollution are underway at the state and national levels.  Come hear about proposals such as a carbon tax, existing programs such as California’s cap and trade auction, and other efforts to transition toward a clean energy economy. Panelists include Peter Barnes, co-founder of Working Assets; Dr. Linda Dismore (Diz) Swift of the League of Women Voters, creator of priceoncarbon.org, and a … Continued
Occupy Forum Field Trip: Berkeley Copwatch 7:00 pm
Occupy Forum Field Trip: Berkeley Copwatch @ Grassroots House, between Milvia & Shattuck
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum will take a field trip to COPWATCH’s Berkeley meeting. COPWATCH is an activist group dedicated to monitoring police and protecting citizens, whose slogan is: “Refuse to be Abused.” Beginning in 1990, Copwatch ran street patrols to document police harassment of homeless people on Telegraph Avenue. Its newsletter highlighted patterns of intimidation, selective enforcement, misinformation and excessive oversight by police. Over the next decade, Copwatch held hundreds of “Know Your Rights” trainings. Copwatch spearhead demonstrations, filed complaints, used its documents to build court defense,  spoke out at investigative hearings, stood … Continued
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Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting 6:30 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall
Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall | Oakland | California | United States
We are meeting a week earlier than normal so that we will be free to join the National Day of Action to support $15 an hour and a union, since this event is scheduled to occur on our normal 2nd Tuesday OLWA meeting day. RSVP November 10th Among other things we will discuss planning for a OLWA potluck and film, which is tentatively scheduled for November 14th at SEIU 1000, but may be delayed for a week so folks can watch the second Democritic debate. WooHoo Bernie. The movie will … Continued
Film Screening: BETTER THIS WORLD 7:00 pm
Film Screening: BETTER THIS WORLD @ New Parkway Theater
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BFF SCREENING SERIES AT THE NEW PARKWAY BETTER THIS WORLD How did two boyhood friends from Midland, Texas wind up arrested on terrorism charges at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota? Better This World follows the journey of David McKay (22) and Bradley Crowder (23) from political neophytes to accused domestic terrorists with a particular focus on the relationship they develop with a radical activist mentor in the six months leading up to their arrests. A dramatic story of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal, Better This World goes to the heart of … Continued
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Stop Sprouts! Save the Gill tract 5:00 pm
Stop Sprouts! Save the Gill tract
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We’re going to mobilize and head to a local Sprouts store to urge customers to boycott Sprouts! Email gilltractfarm@gmail.com for more info. Come out to defend the Gill Tract! Despite 20 years of community organizing to maintain the land for farming, green-washing super market Sprouts is still planning to build a store on the Gill Tract. Meet up to coordinate with other folks before deploying to a Sprouts store in the Bay Area. This is a great way to plug into Occupy the Farm and take a stand for the … Continued
SF Weekly Peace Vigil – Honoring Pirate Mike 5:30 pm
SF Weekly Peace Vigil – Honoring Pirate Mike @ Directly above the Montgomery BART
Nov 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  JOIN CODEPINK, WORLD CAN’T WAIT, OCCUPYSF Action Council and others at the huge PEACE banner Theme this week is: Remembering Pirate Mike’s (Stephen Michal Clift) Legacy Feel free to bring your own signage, photos, flyers. Additional signs and flyers provided. Pirate Mike and other Veterans for Peace have participated in this vigil highlighting various justice issues and with Codepink at Beale and Creech AFB’s against DRONES All are welcomed!59861
Alameda City Council – Special Hearing on the Rental Crisis 6:00 pm
Alameda City Council – Special Hearing on the Rental Crisis @ Alameda City Hall
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come support the Alameda Renters Coalition and their fight for a moratorium on rent increases and a rent control ordinance.   At the special meeting, the City Council will receive a study on the City’s rental housing market, prepared by BAE Urban Economics (BAE).  To address the rental housing market, including rapidly rising rents and low vacancy rates in Alameda, City staff will also present a range of policy options that the City Council may consider, including consideration of a temporary moratorium on rental increases or evictions without just cause. … Continued
Labor screening of “This Changes Everything” 6:00 pm
Labor screening of “This Changes Everything” @ CNA
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the California Nurses Association at a free special Labor Screening of “This Changes Everything,” a flim by Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein, based on her best-selling book about climate chaos. The film will be followed by a conversation among rank-and-file workers who have been impacted by ecological crisis and labor leaders whose unions are throwing down for climate justice. As Naomi recently told union members: “Our current economic model is not only waging war on workers, on communities, on public services and social safety nets. It’s waging war on … Continued
Sudoroom Weekly Meeting 7:00 pm
Sudoroom Weekly Meeting @ Omni Commons
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Creative community and hackerspace! Our weekly meeting to get this hackerspace together, to provide a venue for those things that otherwise cannot be worked out through day-to-day practice. Potluck! (optional) – bring your own tasty dish!59852
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Million Mask March 9:00 am
Million Mask March @ No location specified
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
A march for peace, humanity and an end to the corruption and oppression that keeps us all from our higher evolution. The million masked march is collective of peaceful protesters coming together to stand against oppression and the denial of our rights. To show that we, as citizens, stand together peacefully but firmly against injustice, oppression, corruption, brutality, and corporate greed. We stand together in support of rights and fair treatment for the homeless and displaced, for honesty and transparency in government, for equality for all people, regardless of class, … Continued
Million Mask March Oakland 9:00 am
Million Mask March Oakland @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Gather at City Hall 9am until 5pm Marches begin rush hour 5pm MillionMaskMarch.com59829
Pirate Mike Memorial 4:00 pm
Pirate Mike Memorial @ Federal Reserve Building
Nov 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A gathering  to celebrate Pirate Mike’s life  – after the Million Mask March. We will be gathering in an already-planned party at 101 Market after the Million Mask March; it will now of course become a party celebrating our beautiful comrade. Comrades! – Pirate, Cody, Kyle, Frankie Rivera 59858
Free Film Screening: This Changes Everything 8:00 pm
Free Film Screening: This Changes Everything @ The New Nothing Cinema (near 7th & Folsom)
Nov 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Screening of “This Changes Everything” Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis Thursday November 5th  8 pm Wednesday November 11th at 6 pm Hi All — Your friends at Diablo Rising Tide with Anthropology and Social Change at CIIS, and The New Nothing Cinema are co-hosting a screening of This Changes Everything Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This … Continued
A Very Heavy Agenda: Screening and Discussion 9:00 pm
A Very Heavy Agenda: Screening and Discussion @ The Palace Theater
Nov 5 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A Very Special screening of : A VERY HEAVY AGENDA by Robbie Martin Post-9/11, the War on Terror had outlived its usefulness. the U.S. needed a new enemy, so they chose an old one — Russia. Part 1: A Catalyzing Event – 10.15.15 Cheney, Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld were ubiquitous in the news media as they took every available opportunity to market to America an aggressive preemptive war policy. But from where did their ideas originate? The answer is a tightly knit and eminently well placed group of neoconservative thought leaders, … Continued
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Court Hearing! City Wants to Dismiss Alex Nieto Case! 1:00 pm
Court Hearing! City Wants to Dismiss Alex Nieto Case! @ Federal District Court, Courtroom D
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The City Attorney of San Francisco has requested a Summary Judgement in the Case of Nieto Family vs San Francisco City and County for the unlawful death of their son Alex Nieto. This means that the City has asked the Court to dismiss the case because they think there is not enough evidence for the Family to win. (This is apparently a typical move.) The Family (through their Attorney Adante Pointer) has already presented arguements to the contrary as to why there is sufficient evidence favoring the Nietos case. This … Continued
Kevin Cooper, the Death Penalty & Mass Incarceration 6:00 pm
Kevin Cooper, the Death Penalty & Mass Incarceration @ UC Hastings
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The San Francisco Law School and UC Hastings Chapters of the National Lawyers Guild, invite you to join their esteemed panel for a discussion of the legal issues surrounding the wrongful conviction of Kevin Cooper, the death penalty and the mass incarceration of People of Color. In 1983, Mr. Cooper was convicted and sentenced to death row for the killing of a family of four in Chino Hills, San Bernadino County. He has maintained his innocence since his arrest. Mr. Cooper was scheduled to be executed in 2004, but was … Continued
First US screening of Disintegration, a film by Noémie Serfaty 7:00 pm
First US screening of Disintegration, a film by Noémie Serfaty
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A film about discrimination and social reproduction in the French School System. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/139761004 Every year, hundreds of French students go through the agrégation de philosophie, a national philosophy contest to become a philosophy teacher. Through the story of Louis, Cherihene, Lyess, Marc and Stefanos, 5 students from radically different social backgrounds, the film dives into the medieval institution of La Sorbonne and the core of French style, old-school elitism. Color – 34 minutes – 2015 The screening will be presented by the director and will be followed with a … Continued
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Capitalism and Climate 12:00 pm
Capitalism and Climate @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Nov 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Political Affairs Readers Group (Communist Party, USA Berkeley/Oakland) invites you to a discussion of Capitalism and Climate As background for the discussion we suggest the following readings: Naomi Klein, “Capitalism vs. the Climate” http://www.thenation.com/article/capitalism-vs-climate/ Xiaochen Zhang, David Wei “Climate Creates Chances across Pacific” http://en.people.cn/n/2015/0929/c90000-8957130.html For more information, including the articles as Word documents, contact: pareadersgrp [at] yahoo.com  59752
Taking back Oakland: The 2016 Election 1:00 pm
Taking back Oakland: The 2016 Election @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Taking back Oakland: The 2016 Election @ First Congregational Church of Oakland | Oakland | California | United States
This event is  designed to bring together folks from progressive organizations across the Oakland left to plan for the 2016 elections.    Let’s all get together to organize a progressive slate for Oakland 2016 elections: Saturday, Nov 7, 1 pm, First Congregational Church — Dan Siegel (@DanMSiegel) October 22, 2015 59754
Berkeley Meeting on Structural and Institutional Racism 2:00 pm
Berkeley Meeting on Structural and Institutional Racism @ St. Paul's Church
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Barbara Lee and Max Anderson (Berkeley City Council member) will host a public meeting on structural/institutional racism.59801
Institutional and structural racism 2:00 pm
Institutional and structural racism @ St Paul A.M.E. Church
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Congresswoman Barbara Lee will join Berkeley Councilmember Max Anderson to address the issue of Institutional and structural Racism. It is time that we bring this issue out into the open. We cannot continue to do the same things that we have been doing and expect a different result. We all must be part of the SOLUTION. This event will give you an opportunity to frame our narrative and come up with a way forward regarding issues of racial inequities. You can contact Tasion Kwamilele, the Hon. Barbara Lee’s Communications Manager … Continued
Sprouts: Get your grubby corporate hands off the Gill Tract! 2:00 pm
Sprouts: Get your grubby corporate hands off the Gill Tract! @ Rendezvous point
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
We’re going back to Sprouts to make sure they get our message loud and clear! They want to pave over a precious historic urban farmland (the Gill Tract) to build a new store in Albany. We say, this public farmland is for farming, not corporate chain stores! Back off, Sprouts! MEET up at 3090 King St, Berkeley, at 2 pm this time. We will then carpool to a local sprouts store to take action, disrupting their business as usual and encouraging shoppers to join our boycott. 59891
Suds, Snacks and Socialism: Race, Class and Police Violence. 2:00 pm
Suds, Snacks and Socialism: Race, Class and Police Violence. @ Starry Plough
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Sponsored by the Peace and Freedom Party, in Conjunction with the Oscar Grant Committee. This forum will begin with stories from families whose lives have been forever changed by police violence. After this practical introduction, we will explain why the Oscar Grant Committee insists on linking “Black Lives Matter” with “All Lives Matter,” and then turn to broader social and political issues. Discussion will follow our presentation. Doors open at 2:00. Program starts promptly at 2:30. Free, but please buy food and drink at the pub!  59804
California Coalition for Women Prisoners: 20th Anniversary Celebration 7:00 pm
California Coalition for Women Prisoners: 20th Anniversary Celebration @ The Women's Building
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Featured guests include Patrisse Cullors – co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Jayda Rasberry – Dignity & Power Now, Thao Nguyen – Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. A major highlight of the even will be the present of many formerly incarcerated women and trans people who have been leaders and members of CCWP over the years.59584
Artists in Response to State Violence & Gentrification: Cat Brooks Monologue re Natasha McKenna 8:00 pm
Artists in Response to State Violence & Gentrification: Cat Brooks Monologue re Natasha McKenna @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Nov 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Artists in Response to State Violence & Gentrification: Cat Brooks Monologue re Natasha McKenna @ Eastside Arts Alliance | Oakland | California | United States
‘Tasha, A Monologue About Police-Terror Victim Natasha McKenna to Premiere In Oakland is Written and Performed by Cat Brooks 59901
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31st Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence 9:30 am
31st Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Bahai Center
Nov 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
31st Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Bahai Center | Oakland | California | United States
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to survivors and victims of violence and police terror in Oakland.The Baha’i community of Oakland is 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. In April, it was two years since we started holding these prayer meetings at the Baha’i Center. Come share prayers, quotes, poems, and favorite passages from your scriptures with us. We will serve a simple breakfast. 59802
Anti-Gentrification Block Party 1:00 pm
Anti-Gentrification Block Party @ Qilombo / Afrikatown
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Anti-Gentrification Block Party @ Qilombo / Afrikatown | Oakland | California | United States
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First Responders Training: Conducting People’s Investigations of Police Terror 2:00 pm
First Responders Training: Conducting People’s Investigations of Police Terror @ One Fam Community Event Center
Nov 8 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The purpose of this training is to share knowledge and skills with regards to conducting independent people’s investigations into cases of police terror. The topics covered will be: – Interviewing and protecting witnesses -Documenting interviews -Trauma informed approach to interviewing witnesses -Adhering to security practices -Protecting yourself when copwatching and filming the police: Know your rights The trainers are: Bilal Ali, Jacob Crawford, Daniela Kantorova, Nadia Kayyali, Walter Riley This training is FREE of charge. Next installment of the training will be scheduled in the future. This will include preparing … Continued
Community Democracy Project Meeting 6:30 pm
Community Democracy Project Meeting @ Omni Commons
Nov 8 @ 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 … Continued
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Amor and a Victory for Alex Nieto! 3:00 pm
Amor and a Victory for Alex Nieto! @ Federal Courthouse
Nov 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
San Francisco’s Summary Judgment Motion Denied! We have received extremely positive news regarding the Alex Nieto case! Today a federal district judge denied San Francisco’s attempt to dismiss the case by way of summary judgment. The city attempted to obfuscate and distort the evidence and facts of this case, and the judge saw through their manipulation and flat out denied their elaborate motion for dismissal.  The judge decided that we deserve a full-blown trial! Trial date: March 2016. There was no plausible reason for Alex Nieto to have been shot … Continued
Occupy Forum: The 2016 Election: Limited Choices? Or Other Possibilities? 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: The 2016 Election: Limited Choices? Or Other Possibilities? @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Information, discussion, community! Monday Night Forum!! OccupyForum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Occupyforum presents Bernie Sanders and The Democratic Party: Limited Choices? Or Other Possibilities? With Members of The Peace and Freedom Party and Independent Panelists Here we are once again in another relentless election season, which has grown ever more tiresome and, in this case, outrageous. The two mainstream parties are interchangeable on much of their policy, and the results after millions are spent amounts to “same old same … Continued
Berkeley Copwatch Meeting 7:00 pm
Berkeley Copwatch Meeting @ Grassroots House
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Berkeley Copwatch is tired of unjust policing and lack of accountability. We stand in solidarity with those protesting the murders of black people across the nation and say that this must end! We have our unique problems in Berkeley and the East Bay and we must take local action to stand up and demand justice! We Demand: End racial profiling in Berkeley! Get the statistics on who is really being detained and arrested and stop handcuffing men of color for no reason! No tasers in Berkeley! Spend money to study … Continued
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Nov 9 @ 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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Fight for $15 – National Day of Action – San Francisco 6:00 am
Fight for $15 – National Day of Action – San Francisco @ McDonald's, across from BART
Nov 10 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
Fight for $15 - National Day of Action - San Francisco @ McDonald's, across from BART | San Francisco | California | United States
We’re standing together on November 10 to say, “We need a raise!” People across the country will be standing up with fast-food workers and all 64 million underpaid workers making less than $15, because it’s time for $15 for all workers. Together we’re turning the tide in favor of working people and our families. And we’ll need everyone’s help — including yours — to make this a reality. RSVP here to receive email updates: http://fightfor15.org/s-petition/november-10-rsvp/ —– We’ll call on corporate CEO’s to raise pay and respect our right to form … Continued
Black Lives Matter & Workers Tell DA O’Malley: Drop the Charges! 1:30 pm
Black Lives Matter & Workers Tell DA O’Malley: Drop the Charges!
Nov 10 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Join Black Workers, Labor Unions, the Fight for $15, and more to tell Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley: DROP THE CHARGES AGAINST THE BLACKFRIDAY14! Workers from across the Bay Area unite on this National Day of Action for the Fight for $15 to say: Black Workers’ Lives Matter, and ALL Black Lives Matter. We won’t stand for O’Malley’s racist prosecution and criminalization of Black folks. From the targeting of Black churches and African drummers, to the displacement of longtime Black Oakland communities, and police terror and murder of Black … Continued
Fight for $15 – National Day of Action – Oakland 4:30 pm
Fight for $15 – National Day of Action – Oakland @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre
Nov 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Fight for $15 - National Day of Action - Oakland @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre | Oakland | California | United States
We’re standing together on November 10 to say, “We need a raise!” People across the country will be standing up with fast-food workers and all 64 million underpaid workers making less than $15, because it’s time for $15 for all workers. Together we’re turning the tide in favor of working people and our families. And we’ll need everyone’s help — including yours — to make this a reality. RSVP here to receive email updates: http://fightfor15.org/s-petition/november-10-rsvp/ —– We’ll call on corporate CEO’s to raise pay and respect our right to form … Continued
PULLING BACK THE BLUE CURTAIN: Police, Privacy & Public Exposure 5:30 pm
PULLING BACK THE BLUE CURTAIN: Police, Privacy & Public Exposure @ San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium
Nov 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Please join the First Amendment Coalition and a panel of distinguished law-enforcement access experts for a discussion focused on the important issues of public oversight and access to law enforcement, including body cams; public access to emails on private electronic devices; the state of the law on whether the public has access to police disciplinary proceedings, and publc access to information about officer-involved shootings. RSVP59902
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting 6:30 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall
Nov 10 @ 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
Special Berkeley City Council Mtg – Min Wage, Sick Leave & Public Financing of Elections 7:00 pm
Special Berkeley City Council Mtg – Min Wage, Sick Leave & Public Financing of Elections @ Longfellow School
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The city council meets to discuss the measure for $19/hour by 2020 on November 10! If this measure passes Berkeley will have the highest minimum wage ordinance in the country, paving the way for a higher minimum wage nation wide. This has become part of the National Day of Action for the Fight for $15, which has an event in San Francisco early morning and an event in Oakland at 4:30 PM.  Then on to Berkeley at 7:00 ! a. Revisions to Minimum Wage Ordinance B.M.C 13.99 (Continued from September … Continued
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Film Screening: The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz 6:30 pm
Film Screening: The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz @ Humanist Hall
Nov 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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. Here’s a description of this film. Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street59864
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Berkeley High Student Walkout 1:00 pm
Berkeley High Student Walkout @ Berkeley High School
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Last week Berkeley High students walked out en masse and marched to UC Berkeley over a racist notice at the Berkeley High school. They plan to do it again. Join them in solidarity.59943
MARCH & RALLY for CCSF 1:30 pm
MARCH & RALLY for CCSF @ CCSF Downtown
Nov 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
During the accreditation crisis, City College students and workers fought alongside our community for CCSF. Now Administration intends to shrink classes by 26%, layoff more than a quarter of the faculty, and refuses to negotiate a fair faculty contract. Help us defend a City College for everyone! 1:30 PM: MARCH for CCSF from CCSF Downtown (88 4th St. @ Mission) to CCSF Civic Center (1170 Market St. @ UN Plaza) 2:00 PM: RALLY for CCSF  59835
#MillionStudentMarch (UC Berkeley) 2:00 pm
#MillionStudentMarch (UC Berkeley) @ Sproul Plaza
Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A National Day of Action on November 12th. The #MillionStudentMarch demands three key things: 1 – Tuition-free public college 2 – Cancellation of all student debt 3 – $15/hr campus-wide minimum wage at every college in the country The United States is the richest country in the world, yet students have to take on crippling debt in order to get a college education. We need change, and change starts in the streets when the people demand it. Over 40 million Americans share a total of $1.2 trillion in student debt … Continued
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Zara’s Faith: Somebody Has Got to Stand Up 7:00 pm
Zara’s Faith: Somebody Has Got to Stand Up @ La Pena Cultural Center
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Newly revised: Zara’s Faith by Marc Sapir A collaboration with Lower Bottom Playaz and Director, playwright, actor: Ayodele Nzinga. Starring Cat Brooks as Zara and with Reginald Wilkins as Pastor Simms. Zara’s two grandsons have been stopped by cops–Daniel murdered, Dubois seriously wounded, an officer dead. Can the ancestors enable Zara to overcome her loss, calm her inner turmoil. and resist?  Zara’s faith is a layered drama that explores the meaning of faith, love and community and how these play out for Zara in the face of an unfolding social conspiracy. Substantially … Continued
AN EVENING OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE CUBAN PEOPLE 7:30 pm
AN EVENING OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE CUBAN PEOPLE
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Featuring Kenia Serrano Puig, President of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) and Member of the Cuban Parliament. Others to speak, Dra. Laura Gomez recently graduated from the Latin American School of Medicine in Cuba, Richmond Councilwoman Gayle McLaughlin and others. Door open at 6:30 PM.59713
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ColoradoCare (Single Payer) on the Nov 2016 Ballot! 10:00 am
ColoradoCare (Single Payer) on the Nov 2016 Ballot! @ Fifth Floor - Room 5000 A&B
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dear Healthcare Activist, I hope you can attend a presentation on ColoradoCare on Nov 14. ` The San Francisco & East Bay branches
of the California Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program
are proud to present journalist and health reform advocate T.R. REID well-known author of The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care Speaking about ColoradoCare
a citizen’s initiative to provide affordable, high quality health care for all Colorado residents going before voters of Colorado in November 2016 more info: http://coloradocareyes.co Refreshments will be … Continued
Dance Disruption #1 + REAL Farmer’s Market Blitz 10:00 am
Dance Disruption #1 + REAL Farmer’s Market Blitz @ Farmer's Market
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join Gill Tract Farmers and Jasmine Fuego for a whirlwind day at the Grand Lake Farmer’s Market, to celebrate real farmers and help us call out greenwashers Sprouts “Farmers Market”! 10am-2pm: We’ll be photographing and taking testimony from real farmers and the eaters who support them, to highlight their successes, and to let them know about the imminent invasion of Sprouts “Farmers Market”, a national big-box that is not only anchoring the development project that threatens to pave the southern 7 acres of the historic Gill Tract, but also is … Continued
Alameda Renters Coalition Calls for Immediate Withdrawal of Eviction Notices 2:00 pm
Alameda Renters Coalition Calls for Immediate Withdrawal of Eviction Notices @ Bayview Apartments
Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  Alameda Renters Coalition Calls for Immediate Withdrawal of Eviction Notices at 470 Central Avenue The Alameda Renters Coalition will hold a press conference Saturday, November 14, 2105 at 2:00 PM at the apartment complex with the families of the Bayview Apartments in attendance. —–   The ink was barely dry on Alameda’s unanimously approved rent increase and eviction moratorium when all tenants of the Bayview Apartments, a 34-unit complex at 470 Central Ave. in Alameda, were told they were being kicked out. On Nov. 7th, residents at Bayview Apartments … Continued
Socialists Rising 2:00 pm
Socialists Rising @ Omni Commons
Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Come to this meeting to discuss Socialist politics, watch a special video from Kshama Sawant, and hear from local organizers of Socialist Alternative. “We need a new party of the 99%”59939
Strike Debt Bay Area – Fighting Back Against Unjust Debt 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area – Fighting Back Against Unjust Debt @ Omni Commons
Nov 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area – Fighting Back Against Unjust Debt @ Omni Commons | 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 Working on debarring US Banks that have been convicted of felonies from municipal contracts saving the Berkeley Post Office, fighting Post Office privatization and stopping the Staples non-union takeover of good Post … Continued
Dinner and a Movie: OLWA Presents “Salt of the Earth.” A Labor Film. 5:00 pm
Dinner and a Movie: OLWA Presents “Salt of the Earth.” A Labor Film. @ SEIU 1000 Hall, 2nd floor
Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dinner and a Movie: OLWA Presents "Salt of the Earth." A Labor Film. @ SEIU 1000 Hall, 2nd floor | Oakland | California | United States
 We have a duty to fight. We have a duty to win.  Salt of the Earth (1954) provides one of the best examples of blacklisted filmmaking in the 1950s. Few films were so affected, from every possible direction, by the House Un-American Activities Committees proceedings. For one thing, the movie focused on a highly controversial topic – labor relations – in its story of Chicano workers in a New Mexico zinc mine. When Anglo workers are given higher wages and safer conditions, the Chicanos go on strike to receive the … Continued
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Howard Zinn Book Fair: Subversive Books Aplenty! 10:00 am
Howard Zinn Book Fair: Subversive Books Aplenty! @ City College of San Francisco Mission Campus
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Howard Zinn Book Fair, now in its second year will welcome over 140 authors and 50 publishers to a day celebrating the work of legendary historian Howard Zinn, author of The People’s History of the United States. Last year more than 1500 attended this free public event and we expect an even bigger crowd this year. Our keynote address will be delivered by two giants in the fight for civil rights: Award-winning historian Dr. Clayborne Carson and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza. They will be introduced by Dr. … Continued
Community Democracy Project Meeting 6:30 pm
Community Democracy Project Meeting @ Omni Commons
Nov 15 @ 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 … Continued
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Press Conference and Extended Action: Stop the Anti-Homeless Ordinance in Berkeley 11:00 am
Press Conference and Extended Action: Stop the Anti-Homeless Ordinance in Berkeley @ Old Berkeley City Hall
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Press Conference and Extended Action: Stop the Anti-Homeless Ordinance in Berkeley @ Old Berkeley City Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
New anti-homeless ordinances are being introduced to City Council at the November 17th meeting.  Come and stand in solidarity with Berkeley’s homeless and against the ordinances. Stop Berkeley’s anti homeless laws. Old City Hall. Starting on 11/16 at 11am until… This photo is the heart breaking truth of too many people in this country. This is someone’s home. Every night this person builds this structure, and every morning they take it down. This has been going on for over a year here at the Berkeley Post Office Occupation. The person … Continued
Occupy Forum: First-hand report from the Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: First-hand report from the Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! OccupyForum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Occupyforum presents Only a Pawn in Their Game: First-hand report from the Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. Paul Kangas has been a private investigator for 41 years. He has just returned from a week-long investigation in Charleston, SC of the horrific mass murders of nine black men and women in the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. A young white man, Dylann Roof, was … Continued
Sing out/Rally for Justice and Human Rights – Against Anti-Homeless Laws 6:00 pm
Sing out/Rally for Justice and Human Rights – Against Anti-Homeless Laws
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Rally Against New Anti-Homeless Laws Dear City Council, We don’t need a “two square foot” rule for personal belongings. It makes our community look silly, and makes it harder to get grant funding. The Department of Justice and Housing and Urban Development oppose criminalization and prioritize grants from which stop criminalizing unavoidable human conditions. They state such laws are unconstitutional. Monday          6:00 am: Prayer Circle and Fasting 11:00 am: Press Conference 6:00 pm: Sing out/Rally for Justice and Human Rights  Tuesday 6:00 pm Rally and speak out before City Council … Continued
Sleep In and Rally for the Homeless: Stop Berkeley’s Anti Homeless Laws 6:00 pm
Sleep In and Rally for the Homeless: Stop Berkeley’s Anti Homeless Laws @ Old Berkeley City Hall
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 17 @ 9:00 am
6pm Protest will follow earlier events in the day. Bring your voices and instruments for a long night New anti-homeless ordinances are being introduced to City Council at the November 17th meeting. Come and stand in solidarity with Berkeley’s homeless and against the ordinances. 59972
Berkeley Copwatch Meeting 7:00 pm
Berkeley Copwatch Meeting @ Grassroots House
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Berkeley Copwatch is tired of unjust policing and lack of accountability. We stand in solidarity with those protesting the murders of black people across the nation and say that this must end! We have our unique problems in Berkeley and the East Bay and we must take local action to stand up and demand justice! We Demand: End racial profiling in Berkeley! Get the statistics on who is really being detained and arrested and stop handcuffing men of color for no reason! No tasers in Berkeley! Spend money to study … Continued
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NO MORE JAILS IN ALAMEDA COUNTY! 10:30 am
NO MORE JAILS IN ALAMEDA COUNTY! @ Alameda County Office, Rm 555
Nov 17 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Yesterday, the Ella Baker Center, CURB, and other allies mobilized to Sacramento with over 50 community members across California to stop the funding stream for new jails. We also presented the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) with our community recommendations of formerly incarcerated leaders to guide the reinvestment of Proposition 47 funds. Our turnout was tremendous and we were able to make a huge impact in front of the BSCC! Despite major public outcry, the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) approved funding for a $54 million … Continued
Walkout in Solidarity Against Police Murder in Oakland 1:00 pm
Walkout in Solidarity Against Police Murder in Oakland
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
90th and Bancroft 1pm. Walkout solidarity against police murder in Oakland. Wear all black #FTP #ACAB— Occupy Oakland (@OccupyOakland) November 17, 2015 Today! #Oakland pic.twitter.com/HcbhWQq0NN— FireWorks (@FireWorksBAY) November 17, 2015 59976
No More Jails in San Francisco! 2:00 pm
No More Jails in San Francisco! @ SF City Hall, Legislative Chamber
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
No More Jails in San Francisco! @ SF City Hall, Legislative Chamber | San Francisco | California | United States
Things are moving fast around San Francisco’s disastrous proposal to build a new maximum security jail. Last week, despite public outcry and denunciation, state officials awarded an $80 million loan to San Francisco towards financing the proposed $246 million jail.With all of the debt payments over the years, building this new jail would divert nearly $600 million out of the City’s general coffers, away from programs and services like education, mental health services, and affordable housing. That doesn’t include the costs of operating the facility — or the enormous human and social resources it … Continued
DOWNTOWN OAKLAND FOR THE PEOPLE! 4:30 pm
DOWNTOWN OAKLAND FOR THE PEOPLE!
Nov 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
DOWNTOWN OAKLAND FOR THE PEOPLE! Meet at 4:30 pm, march at 5 RSVP on Facebook! Send a letter to the mayor! What’s the future of downtown Oakland? Luxury condos and Uber offices for the rich, and poverty wages and displacement for workers and people of color? Or good jobs, affordable housing, schools, and arts spaces for ALL of Oakland’s communities? This fall, the Oakland Planning Department is considering approving a new Hampton Inn in downtown Oakland – behind closed doors with no public process. This is a terrible deal for … Continued
Rally Against New Anti-Homeless Laws 6:00 pm
Rally Against New Anti-Homeless Laws @ Old City Hall Steps
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Rally Against New Anti-Homeless Laws   Dear City Council, We don’t need a “two square foot” rule for personal belongings. It makes our community look silly, and makes it harder to get grant funding. The Department of Justice and Housing and Urban Development oppose criminalization and prioritize grants from which stop criminalizing unavoidable human conditions. They state such laws are unconstitutional. Monday          6:00 am: Prayer Circle and Fasting 11:00 am: Press Conference 6:00 pm: Sing out/Rally for Justice and Human Rights  Tuesday 6:00 pm Rally and speak out before City … Continued
Stop Berkeley’s Anti-Homeless Laws: Berkeley City Council 6:00 pm
Stop Berkeley’s Anti-Homeless Laws: Berkeley City Council @ Old City Hall
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A rally on the steps at 6:00 PM. Council meeting begins at 7:00 PM. Agenda item #28 (anti-homeless ordinances) Improve Conditions on Our Community Sidewalks; Amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapters 13.36 and 14.4 may not be heard until after 9:00 PM. Also there will be agenda item #24 City Manager Referral: Implementation of Tier One Recommendations from the Homeless Task Force Also, check out the press conference the day before. #28 From: Councilmembers Maio, Capitelli, Droste, and Mayor Bates Recommendation: Discuss and refer the following services and ordinances to the City Manager for … Continued
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Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting @ Nomad Cafe
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting @ Nomad Cafe | Oakland | California | United States
  SHORT NOTICE LOCATION AND TIME CHANGE! We intend to once again attend the Berkeley Police Review Commission Meeting at 7:00 PM, so we will meet beginning at 5:00 PM closer to the South Berkeley Community Center, at Nomad Cafe.   Join the Oakland Privacy Working Group to organize against Stingrays being acquired by Alameda County agencies, against Urban Shield, for various privacy ordinances to be passed by the Oakland City Council, against the Domain Awareness Center (DAC), Oakland’s citywide networked mass surveillance hub, and against other invasions of privacy by … Continued
Anti Police-Terror Movement Meeting 7:30 pm
Anti Police-Terror Movement Meeting @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Anti Police-Terror Project is a group of concerned and committed institutions, organizations, and individuals dedicated to ending state-sanctioned murder and violence perpetuated against Black, Brown and Poor people. We are a Black led, multi-racial, multi-generational coalition. Join us as we organize to resist police terror and create a strong and sustainable community support system.  59856
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Black Lives Matter! BART Board: Drop the Charges! 8:00 am
Black Lives Matter! BART Board: Drop the Charges!
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Nine months ago we flooded the BART Board meetings twice in a row, overwhelmed them with hours and hours of public comments, surprise banners, chanting, and general people power, and forced BART to drop the restitution against the Black Friday 14! Now, as we approach the one-year anniversary of the Black Friday action that was a call to action nationwide for people of conscience to step UP to end the state-sanctioned War on Black lives, it is time for us all to return to BART and demand that they urge … Continued
FIGHTING BACK: How Bay Area activists are defending our civil liberties 7:00 pm
FIGHTING BACK: How Bay Area activists are defending our civil liberties @ St Cyprian's Church
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
San Francisco Progressive Democrats of America FIGHTING BACK III How Bay Area activists are defending our civil liberties Our freedoms are being threatened more than at any time since the McCarthy period of the fifties.  Not just by the antics of politicians, but directly in our living space: Massive surveillance with the latest technology; the militarization of the police; online monitoring of our messages; the unrestrained killing of African-American and other minority people; media self-censorship. As always, resistance and opposition are coming from activists on the ground. This is especially … Continued
Forum on East Bay Hills Deforestation 7:00 pm
Forum on East Bay Hills Deforestation @ The Oakland Center for Spiritual Living
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
PLEASE SHARE this so we pack the house with 200 new neighbors: A Panel Presentation by Experts is the next big opportunity, before the holidays, to inform and educate our community of the massive 450,000-tree deforestation plan in the Oakland and Berkeley Hills: Panelists include: 1) Dave Maloney, former Chief of Fire Prevention at Oakland Army Base; 2) Dan Grassetti, founder of The Hills Conservation Network; 3) Peter Gray Scott, 1991 Oakland hills fire survivor who instigated The Grand Jury investigation of that fire Moderator is Jack Gescheidt, TreeSpirit Project … Continued
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Fight Back Against Oakland Killer Cops! 7:00 pm
Fight Back Against Oakland Killer Cops! @ Fruitvale BART
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
7pm Action tomorrow! #FruitvaleBART to #OPD hq This Fri 11/20 fight back against #Oakland killer cops! pic.twitter.com/QgsgyQrZU6 — thc (@nysrene) November 19, 2015 59993
Mass Copwatching Event by Berkeley Copwatch 7:00 pm
Mass Copwatching Event by Berkeley Copwatch @ Grassroots House
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
We observe and document all suspicious activities of our local law enforcement agencies. Come learn the art of copwatching and help out as we go out afterwards on our “neighborhood watch.” Pizza provided during debrief. 59948
The Spirit of Bandung: Black Liberation & Third World Solidarity 7:00 pm
The Spirit of Bandung: Black Liberation & Third World Solidarity @ East Side Cultural Center
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Spirit of Bandung: Black Liberation & Third World Solidarity @ East Side Cultural Center | Oakland | California | United States
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NorCal Climate Mobilization: Challenging Climate Catastrophe 10:30 am
NorCal Climate Mobilization: Challenging Climate Catastrophe @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater, then Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 21 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
NorCal Climate Mobilization: Challenging Climate Catastrophe @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater, then Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Join other environmental activists from around the Bay Area in a Northern California mass mobilization in advance of the 2015 UN Conference of Parties in Paris (COP21). The demands are familiar but the urgency to act grows with each passing day: End all fracking, tar sands mining and pipelines, offshore drilling, arctic drilling. Stop expansion of the extractive economy. Wind, solar, geothermal power now. No coal exports or crude-by-rail bomb trains in Northern California. 10:30 am – Gather at Lake Merritt Amphitheatre (map) 12:00 noon – March 1:00 pm – Rally … Continued
Totally Free Thanksgiving Meals 11:00 am
Totally Free Thanksgiving Meals @ New Parkway Theater
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
@EastBayExpress @0aklandish @Oakland @TheNewParkway RT? Free thanksgiving meals for the community Sat Nov 21 pic.twitter.com/coyPUUqzmH— Oak Life Church (@oaklifechurch) November 9, 2015 59947
General Meeting of the Alameda Renters Coalition 2:00 pm
General Meeting of the Alameda Renters Coalition @ Christ Episcopal Church
Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
General Meeting of Renters. Preparations toward elections of officers. News of the ARC. Policy discussions. More to come.59967
Alternatives to the Police & Prison: An Intro Workshop 2:30 pm
Alternatives to the Police & Prison: An Intro Workshop @ Berkeley South Library
Nov 21 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Are you tired of racist, classist, ableist and anti-homeless policing? Want to deal with crisis and conflict in other ways? When the police fail to “protect and serve,” who can we turn to in moments of need? How can we respond to conflict and crisis without the punishment and violence that comes with policing and prisons? What would take to build and use alternative responses in our own lives and communities? Come out to talk about these questions and more. If folks want to share (optional, of course), there will … Continued
Fundraiser for Refugee Services. 6:30 pm
Fundraiser for Refugee Services. @ Station 40, across from BART
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fundraiser for Soli-Kitchen Convoy, a radical group in Europe which travels to various border points providing direct services to refugees. Food, speakers, and discussion on the political and historical context of the current wave of Syrian refugees seeking asylum in Europe, and Central American refugees in North America, the policing of migration and the possibilities for resisting borders. Organized by the Bay Area Anti-Repression Committee.60013
Breaking through Borders – Oppression and Resistance at the Borders of Europe and the U.S. 7:00 pm
Breaking through Borders – Oppression and Resistance at the Borders of Europe and the U.S. @ Station 40
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Breaking through Borders – Oppression and Resistance at the Borders of Europe and the U.S. @ Station 40 | San Francisco | California | United States
What: Fundraiser, cafe, and discussion on the political and historical context of the current wave of Syrian refugees seeking asylum in Europe and Central American refugees in North America. We will discuss the policing ofmigration and the possibilities for resisting borders. Benefit for solidarity group providing material aid to migrants as they make their journey across Europe. *please note that Station 40 is up two flights of stairs and is unfortunately wheelchair inaccessible.      59950
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A Year Without Tamir ~ Angelversary and Speakout for All Victims of Police Terrorism 1:00 pm
A Year Without Tamir ~ Angelversary and Speakout for All Victims of Police Terrorism
Nov 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The family of Tamir Rice, the 12 year old boy who was killed on November 22, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio, has called for a national day of action on the anniversary of this blue-blooded act of terrorism. We must continue the fight for justice on Tamir’s behalf and on behalf of ALL VICTIMS OF STATE SPONSORED TERRORISM. We must stand together with all the families as one ~ in love, solidarity, and struggle. By fighting against police terrorism in unity, we will bring an end to these vicious crimes against … Continued
Justice 4 Tamir Rice! 1:00 pm
Justice 4 Tamir Rice!
Nov 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Protests nationwide on the 1-year anniversary of the killing of Tamir. One year and still NO CHARGES against his murderers.59941
Teach-In on the housing affordability crisis in Berkeley 2:00 pm
Teach-In on the housing affordability crisis in Berkeley @ Berkeley Arts Festival Space
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Teach-In on the housing affordability crisis in Berkeley and what can be done about it. Facilitator: Paola Laverde, Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board Commissioner Speakers: Stephen Barton, Ph.D., Former Director of the Housing Department and Deputy Director of the Rent Stabilization Program in Berkeley Moni Law, Affordable Housing Activist    Rick Lewis, Executive Director, Bay Area Community Land Trust and former Housing Advisory Commission Member   Austin Pritzkat, President, Berkeley Student Cooperative   Katherine Harr, Berkeley Tenants Union Panelist will address * What are the dimensions of this crisis and what … Continued
Open Circle ~ Families Fighting for Justice 3:30 pm
Open Circle ~ Families Fighting for Justice @ Omni Commons
Nov 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Open Circle ~ Families Fighting for Justice @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
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Community Democracy Project Meeting 6:30 pm
Community Democracy Project Meeting @ Omni Commons
Nov 22 @ 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 … Continued
Sunday Night @ Long Haul Free Movie: This is What Democracy Looks Like 7:00 pm
Sunday Night @ Long Haul Free Movie: This is What Democracy Looks Like @ Longhaul
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free Movie: This is What Democracy Looks Like (2000 Documentary Directed by Jill Friedberg and Rick Rowley – 72 minutes.) Filmed during the WTO protest in Seattle, November 30, 1999. Plus WTO shorts and discussion.60020
World in Danger: From Fukushima to California 7:00 pm
World in Danger: From Fukushima to California @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Fukushima nuclear plant disaster remains very dangerous. What might we still be able to do about it? Who’s monitoring radiation levels? What about California’s last nuclear plant, Diablo Canyon, surrounded by a dozen earthquake faults, and San Onofre, closed in 2013 but containing tons of nuclear waste? Nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen and Fairewinds Director Maggie Gundersen; with Joanna Macy, environmental activist, author, scholar of Buddhism, deep ecology, whose work addresses psychological and spiritual issues of the nuclear age; Gar Smith, author “Nuclear Roulette”; Mary Beth Brangan, EON-Ecological Options Network; … Continued
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Protest the War on Black People: Drop the Charges on Black Friday 14 3:45 pm
Protest the War on Black People: Drop the Charges on Black Friday 14 @ Snow Park
Nov 23 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Stand against the war on black people on Monday Nov. 23rd! Protest global displacement, policing and repression! Protest state Violence! One of the many weapons of State sanctioned violence is displacement. The gentrification we see in the Bay Area is an extension of land theft, exploitation, colonial expansion, and forced migration seen all across the world. Communities impacted by displacement will be coming together to raise their voices in support of the Black Friday14! While the State attempts to criminalize Black activists for demonstrating their power, we will demonstrate our … Continued
Occupy Forum: The Foundations of Racism in America 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: The Foundations of Racism in America @ Global Exchange, 2nd Floor
Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! OccupyForum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Occupyforum presents The foundations of racism in America: “Race” is not a noun, it is a verb (“to racialize”) with Steve Martinot “White supremacy is not just racism, or an ideology; it is the core of a culture. “Race” is produced by cultural structures and not just by psychological aberrations, or by attributing characteristics to human beings. These structures emerged in the Virginia colony during the … Continued
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly 6:30 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office Steps
Nov 23 @ 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 to 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. Since Federal Judge William Alsup’s ruling in April, 2015 after the Postal Service told the judge it is not currently selling the building, the Postal Service has remained silent and no further attempts at a sale have been attempted. But we’re not fooled. They could … Continued
Berkeley Copwatch Meeting 7:00 pm
Berkeley Copwatch Meeting @ Grassroots House
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Berkeley Copwatch is tired of unjust policing and lack of accountability. We stand in solidarity with those protesting the murders of black people across the nation and say that this must end! We have our unique problems in Berkeley and the East Bay and we must take local action to stand up and demand justice! We Demand: End racial profiling in Berkeley! Get the statistics on who is really being detained and arrested and stop handcuffing men of color for no reason! No tasers in Berkeley! Spend money to study … Continued
Writing to Prisoners 7:00 pm
Writing to Prisoners @ 3rd Floor Conference Room
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
As part of our monthly Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement, Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition (PHHS) folks will be writing cards to prisoners. Although this is short notice, we invite you to join us. We’ll be writing cards from 7pm til around 9-9:30pm, so come for as short or as long a time as you’re able. The 3rd floor Conference Room is on the left side of the corridor as you exit left out of the elevator, a few doors down (near the bathrooms). Please note that the front … Continued
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Film Screening: Standing Silent Nation 6:00 pm
Film Screening: Standing Silent Nation @ Omni Commons
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Standing Silent Nation (2006), Directed by Suree Towfighnia. From the hemp fields of Pine Ridge to the US Federal Court of Appeals, this one-hour documentary  tracks one family’s effort to create economic independence for themselves, their reservation, and their future generations. When the Oglala Sioux tribe passed an ordinance separating industrial hemp from its illegal cousin, marijuana, Alex White Plume and his family glimpsed a brighter future. They never dreamed they would find themselves swept up in a struggle over tribal sovereignty, economic rights, and common sense. The hemp plant … Continued
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting 6:30 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall
Nov 24 @ 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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Interfaith Service and Rally in Support of the Black Friday 14 1:30 pm
Interfaith Service and Rally in Support of the Black Friday 14 @ Wiley Manual Courthouse
Nov 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
The pressure is on for District Attorney Nancy O’Malley to drop the charges against the Black Friday 14, but we can’t let up now. This gathering, part of a campaign that began with the Fight for $15/Labor action on November 10, brings together people of faith, faith communities, and people of conscience across the spectrum to ask the district attorney “Which side are you on?” and to call on her to end the selective prosecution of these Black activists. (The white activists who committed civil disobedience during the same period … Continued
Dance Disruption by at Sprouts in Defense of the Gill Tract 3:00 pm
Dance Disruption by at Sprouts in Defense of the Gill Tract @ Sprouts Walnut Creek
Nov 25 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dance Disruption by at Sprouts in Defense of the Gill Tract @ Sprouts Walnut Creek | Walnut Creek | California | United States
The developers have annouced that in less than ONE WEEK they’ll break ground on the historic Gill Tract! Bring the ruckus! Bring the noise! No business as usual until Sprouts pulls out of plans to develop on our Gill Tract farmland. We’ll meet at the Walnut Creek store on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, one of the nation’s busiest grocery shopping days, and we’ll make sure that everyone knows to Boycott Sprouts! We’ll have a Dance Disruption lead by Jasmine Fuego, and beautiful examples of what a REAL farmer’s market … Continued
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Share your Thanksgiving Meal With the Homeless 1:00 pm
Share your Thanksgiving Meal With the Homeless @ Old Berkeley City Hall
Nov 26 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Many homeless people are gathered in protest at Old Berkeley City Hall this week demanding human services and opposing the anti-homeless ordinances about to be passed by the Berkeley City Council. On Thanksgiving Day, save a dish or two from your Thanksgiving feast and bring it down to Old City Hall! Of course it will be appreciated on Friday and over the weekend too!60033
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Oakland Black Friday Walmart Action 2015 9:00 am
Oakland Black Friday Walmart Action 2015 @ Walmart Oakland
Nov 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Please join workers and community members as we continue to challenge Walmart for $15 and Full Time. You can find more information on the national actions at www.protests.blackfriday. See you on Black Friday.60025
Funeral of Richard Perkins 11:00 am
Funeral of Richard Perkins @ First Morning Star Baptist Church
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Funeral of Richard Perkins, killed by Oakland police The mother of Richard, Ada Perkins Henderson,extends an invitation to all supporters to attend the funeral of her son. Richard was killed by the Oakland Police on Sunday, Nov. 15. Richard was shot 16 times by 4 police officers. More Info.60050
16th Annual Shellmound Protest/Emeryville 12:00 pm
16th Annual Shellmound Protest/Emeryville
Nov 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Plz join us for the 16th anniversary of our annual protest. In 1999, the City of Emerryville built the Mall that now sits on the corner of Shellmound St and Ohlone Way. This space was once a Ohlone village site and it was one of the largest Shellmounds in the Bay Area. The sacred Shellmound once stood over 60ft high and 350 ft in diameter and it was considered the largest funerary complex of the Ohlone people. When the mall was built, we petitioned the city council and asked them … Continued
Occupy the Sidewalks: Stop the war on the poor 2:00 pm
Occupy the Sidewalks: Stop the war on the poor @ In Front of Macy's
Nov 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy the Sidewalks: Stop the war on the poor @ In Front of Macy's | San Francisco | California | United States
FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE HOMELESS IS ORGANIZING Occupy the Sidewalks DON’T STAND FOR SIT LIE Stop the war on the poor Section 168 of the San Francisco Police Code, makes it unlawful, with certain exceptions, to sit or lie on a public sidewalk, or on an object placed on a public sidewalk, between 7AM and 11PM. (4) participating in or attending a parade, festival, performance, rally, demonstration, meeting or similar event conducted on a sidewalk under and in compliance with a street use or other applicable permit; Protesting the … Continued
Solidarity Rally With the Resistance in Chicago and Minneapolis 5:00 pm
Solidarity Rally With the Resistance in Chicago and Minneapolis @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us for a speakout and rally against the recent white supremacist shootings against #4thPrecinctShutDown and #BlackLivesMatter demonstrators in North Minneapolis and in solidarity with the ongoing protests in Chicago in the wake of Laquan MacDonald horrific murder by police in 2014. From the growing white nationalism of Trump’s campaign to the now over 1,000 people shot down by law enforcement in 2015 alone, such systemic white supremacy has ushered in a new phase of the black liberation struggle. Now is the time to take sides and get organized. Big … Continued
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Occupy Forum 6:17 am
Occupy Forum @ PUERTO ALLEGRE
Nov 28 @ 6:17 am – 7:17 am
  Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! OccupyForum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Occupyforum Night Out… Reassessing and Recommitting To Your Activism in Dire Times We are coming to the end of another year of our activism, which invites us to reassess and hopefully recommit. This year has seen a surge of resistance: Black Lives Matter, anti-incarceration, climate justice and environmental justice locally and globally, immigration activism, anti-gentrification and protection of those victimized by it, Indigenous leadership, peace activism — … Continued
Burn Pie Not Oil – Alameda March for the Planet 10:00 am
Burn Pie Not Oil – Alameda March for the Planet @ Crab Cove Visitor Center
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family friendly bike ride and rally for a renewable energy economy Locally: We ask city government, business leaders, and everyone to commit to smart resource use (reduce, reuse, recycle, rot), safe bike and pedestrian routes, and a swift transition to clean energy (solar, wind, geothermal) Globally: This event is part of the Global Climate March asking world leaders who meet in Paris on November 30th to commit to 100% clean energy as part of the next global climate deal 60053
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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 2:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Nov 29 @ 2:00 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 2 PM (3 PM pn the summer) 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 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it … Continued
Community Democracy Project Meeting 6:30 pm
Community Democracy Project Meeting @ Omni Commons
Nov 29 @ 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 … Continued
Organizational Meeting: Help plan Leap Day Action Night 7:00 pm
Organizational Meeting: Help plan Leap Day Action Night @ Longhaul
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Organizational Meeting: Help plan Leap Day Action Night @ Longhaul | Berkeley | California | United States
Discussion / brainstorm of ideas for Leap Day Action Night 2016 in the Bay Area (February 29, 2016). Leap Day — February 29, 2016 — is an extra day that gives us a chance to look at how we spend most of our days and wonder if we can’t do a little better? If the answer is “yes”, Leap Day can be an arbitrary but overdue moment to create decentralized, militant and yet creative and hilarious uprisings against the various oppressive systems that vex us. Systems of inequality, racism, police … Continued
No GA November 29th 10:44 pm
No GA November 29th
Nov 29 @ 10:44 pm – 11:44 pm
No GA November 29th
Folks last week figured they would be scattered around for the Holidaze. But we’ll be meeting at 1 PM next week on the 6th for a potluck!    60028
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EMERGENCY PROTEST Against Treatment of Prisoners in Solitary Confinement 8:00 am
EMERGENCY PROTEST Against Treatment of Prisoners in Solitary Confinement @ CA Department of Corrections, Rides from MacArthur BART at 8:00 AM
Nov 30 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
We are mobilizing an EMERGENCY PROTEST. This is serious. People in solitary confinement have been loudly awakened by guards every 30 minutes 24/7 since the night of August 2nd, almost 4 months! Please participate in an emergency protest in Sacramento to stop these every 30 minute so-called “security/welfare checks” being done in the Pelican Bay SHU and other solitary units in CA prisons. Sleep deprivation is torture, and that is what these loud, intrusive checks are causing. For people in solitary cells 23-24 hours a day, the noise and disruption every … Continued
Court Support for César Aguirre! 9:00 am
Court Support for César Aguirre! @ Rene Davidson Courthouse
Nov 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Come out and show solidarity with our comrade who is finally getting an evidentiary hearing! After two years of fighting for it, this hearing will finally be held to show that César did not get a fair trial because the DA and OPD illegally withheld lots of favorable evidence from the defense. This is a case from Occupy and it would be great to have a big show of solidarity and support for this comrade from everyone! Please come out and spread the word! Please note that this court date … Continued
Court support for César Aguirre ! 12:00 pm
Court support for César Aguirre ! @ René C. Davidson Courthouse, #250, Dept 10
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Court support for César Aguirre ! Description Please come out and support this comrade! This court date is likely to last for 2 days, so court support is likely to be needed on both 11/30 and 12/1! Dept. 10 59832
Music at the Homeless Occupation at Berkeley’s Old City Hall steps 3:30 pm
Music at the Homeless Occupation at Berkeley’s Old City Hall steps @ Old Berkeley City Hall
Nov 30 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Kickin it on the eve of the Tues. Dec. 1st city council meeting… Music by Dave (Redd) Welsh on Hammond organ, Dwan on drums, plus sax, congas, and the people’s choir…  music, songs and sing-along in solidarity with the homeless, now Occupying the grounds of Old City Hall in protest of anti-homeless legislation and in support of services and housing for those without a place to call their own.60030
Berkeley Copwatch Meeting 7:00 pm
Berkeley Copwatch Meeting @ Grassroots House
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Berkeley Copwatch is tired of unjust policing and lack of accountability. We stand in solidarity with those protesting the murders of black people across the nation and say that this must end! We have our unique problems in Berkeley and the East Bay and we must take local action to stand up and demand justice! We Demand: End racial profiling in Berkeley! Get the statistics on who is really being detained and arrested and stop handcuffing men of color for no reason! No tasers in Berkeley! Spend money to study … Continued