Calendar

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Jan
24
Tue
The Resistance Begins – Take Action Against Federal Cuts to Health Care!
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Rally. Hear from seniors, people with disabilities and families who would be affected by repeal of the ACA and cuts to Medicaid.

 

Then Come to the Health Care Action Center 

10:30 AM – 2:00 PM Lighthouse for the Blind, 1155 Market St., 10th Fl, San Francisco

or

Noon – 2:00 PM, Movement Strategy Center, 436 14th St., Oakland

Drop in to learn about ACA repeal and proposed Medicaid cuts, call member of Congress, share on social media, and make your voice heard.

Coordinated by Senior & Disability Action, Hand in Hand, SEIU Local 21, Independent Living Resource Center and Rapid Response Network.

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Public Meeting: What Strategy Can Defeat Trump? @ Oakstop
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Donald Trump is on a collision course with millions of people. He’s threatened to deport 2-3 million immigrants and to target Muslim immigrants for “extreme vetting.” Women’s reproductive health, democratic rights, and workers rights are all under threat. People are understandably afraid. But also, huge numbers of people are prepared to resist.

Trump’s agenda of hate and greed can be defeated by a strong enough movement centered on the social power of working people. Let’s not forget that previous generations have faced down and defeated war-mongers, hate-mongers, slave-owners, and billionaires, and they won.

But what strategy is required to take on Trump and his right-wing cabinet? Our movement can’t limit itself to playing defense – experience has shown that we must also put forward a bold left-wing alternative to corporate politics. Come to this meeting we’re hosting just days after he takes office so we can discuss the way forward.

SOCIALIST ALTERNATIVE DEMANDS:
● No deportations! Full rights for all undocumented workers.
● Defend and extend reproductive rights.
● No cuts to healthcare, defend the expansion of Medicaid. We need Medicare for All.
● $15 an hour federal minimum wage.
● Black Lives Matter! End police brutality and the racist mass incarceration state.
● We need a Party of the 99%!

62308
Jan
25
Wed
“When We Rise” – Cleve Jones
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Jan
26
Thu
An evening in Oakland with the ACLU of Alameda County @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With victories from reining in civil asset forfeiture abuse to ensuring that all those who are eligible to vote in California are able to, it has been an amazing year for civil liberties in California. Of course, our work is never done.

Join the Alameda County Paul Robeson Chapter on Thursday, January 26 at 6 p.m.at Oakland City Hall to celebrate our impact and learn what we can do to continue the fight for justice. Learn more about upcoming events & volunteer opportunities 

We are excited to feature guest speaker John Jones, III. Mr. Jones has been recognized by California’s 18th District Assembly Member Rob Bonta as the recipient of the 2016 Equity Champion Award for his work to empower underrepresented communities in the fight for social and economic justice. We will also be honoring Mr. Jones with the Grover Dye Activism Award – our chapter’s highest honor. We will hear from Steven Medeiros, ACLU of Northern California Program Coordinator, about potential civil liberties challenges under the Trump administration and ways you can plug in and get involved.

Please take this opportunity to hear about our chapter’s advocacy and learn how to become a part of the ACLU Alameda County Paul Robeson Chapter.

 

62312
Jan
27
Fri
Omni Commons Celebration Dinner @ Omni Commons ballroom
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

thank you dinner and party to celebrate our purchase of the building.

62223
Two roads to fight the Trump Agenda: Revolutionary Politics or the Democratic Party?
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Trump Agenda is now unmistakable. It wants to return the U.S. to an era when the rich could do whatever they want, with nothing for the people, no protections for oppressed sectors and no regard for the environment.

Despite the Democrats’ campaign rhetoric against Trump’s bigotry, once Trump won, they did not call for mass resistance to stop his extreme agenda.

It is time to stand together and get organized in our communities. There can be no collaboration with Trump and no false hopes in the Democratic Party to stop him. Join us for talks and discussion on how you can be involved in the real struggle to stop the Trump Agenda.

Plus: Video & photos from DC Counter-Inaugural protest!
Refreshments served. Wheelchair accessible.

62309
Jan
28
Sat
CANCELLED: A Teach-in on the Crisis of Affordable Housing @ Oregon Park Cooperative Community Room
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Power of Community

A Teach-in

on the Crisis of Affordable Housing

[the first in a series]

 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

 

A teach-in is designed to educate about issues, develop organizing skills, and invent forms of political action (future topics will include the homeless crisis, police demilitarization, etc.) This will be a celebratory teach-in follow-up to Cheryl Davila’s election victory to initiate community defenses against gentrification.

Presenters

Damion McNeil – chair of Berkeley Housing Authority

Stephen Barton – formerly of the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board

Willie Cook – Affordable Housing developer

Christina Murphy – Dirrector of Drop-In Center, and a community organizer

 

They will speak on gentrification, how it destroys neighborhoods, and how Neighborhoods can defend themselves and fight back with neighborhood assemblies, autonomous (overlay) zoning, a seat at the development planning tables with a vote, and other means

sponsered by the Cheryl Davila Campaign Committee (www.cheryldavila.vote), The West Berkeley Teach-in Series, West Berkeley Neighbors (www.westberkeleyneighbors.blogspot.com), Friends of Adeline (www.friendsofadeline.org), BCA (BerkeleyCitizenAction.org), and others.

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Syria: Fight Trump at Home and Abroad @ Temescal Library
Jan 28 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Killer Drones – Obama’s Tragic Legacy and a Blunt and Homicidal Weapon Handed to Trump @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Brian Terrell participated in the first protests against killing by remote control in 2009, shortly after newly elected President Obama made assassination by Predator and Reaper drones the cornerstone of his military policy. Since his arrest at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada that spring, Brian has participated in nonviolent protests around the country and abroad as this deadly technology has been proliferating. At these protests he has been arrested many times, serving jail sentences in New York and Nevada and in 2013, he spent six months in federal prison for presenting a petition at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. As a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, he has traveled to Iraq and made several visits to Afghanistan and has met with drone victims there. He has spoken about drones at universities, high schools, churches and rallies in the United States, Europe and Asia and his writings on the subject have been widely published and translated into several languages. A peace activist for more than 40 years, Brian lives on a Catholic Worker farm in Maloy, Iowa, and is on the Nevada Desert Experience Council.

Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee

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Jan
29
Sun
Liberated Lens film night: MASHPEE NINE @ Omni Commons
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mashpee Nine: The Beat Goes On is a story of injustice, outrage, activism, and vindication that emboldened cultural pride and integrity for the Wampanoag in Mashpee, Massachusetts nearly 40 years ago.

The story begins with a July 29, 1976, midnight police raid, SWAT style, on a camp for Mashpee children at the site of a recreated 17th century Wampanoag village. The drummers—some in tents for the night, others talking around the fire—were set upon, handcuffed and arrested by police in riot gear with dogs. The police destroyed the camp and damaged village structures and gardens.

Relevant in terms of national attention drawn to abuses by law enforcement today, this story was in danger of fading into distant memory. Documentarians Paula Peters and Talia Landry are determined to revive this story in the cultural and political context of Wampanoag existence in what people today call “Cape Cod”—from first contact with the English boat people, through the intervening centuries, to the events and aftermath of a police raid.

Discussion with Hartman Deetz of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe will follow the film.

Free snacks and popcorn!

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62295
Feb
1
Wed
No Fascists on Campus: Shut Down Milo at UC Berkeley @ Pauley Ballroom MLK Student Union, 2nd Floor, UC Berkeley
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm

The Berkeley College Republicans have invited far-right agitator Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at UC Berkeley on February 1st.

Given the recent increase in fascist activity both on and around the UC Berkeley campus, we feel that the university’s willingness to provide a platform to Milo Yiannopoulos and his views is unacceptable, and we intend to shut this event down. We are inviting all allies and the Berkeley community to join us in making UC Berkeley a fascist-free zone.

Yiannopoulos is one of the many online trolls who successfully capitalized on the Trump campaign to bring fascist and racist ideas into the mainstream. While his presence on the web can be traced back to the GamerGate controversy, Yiannopoulos rose to cult fame through his work at Breitbart News Network, where he used his identity as a gay man to express overtly islamophobic views under the facade of queer interests. Similar to Trump, the core of Yiannopoulos’ support has come from places like 4Chan, Reddit, and other online bastions of the “Alt-Right”. However, since being banned from Twitter for his anti-black harassment of actor Leslie Jones, Milo has been searching for a new platform off the web for his hateful ideology. In fact, on his current book tour Yiannopoulos has used the frame of “anti-political correctness” to push dangerous narratives about a wide array of marginalized groups. Some examples of his hatred on tour so far includes such spectacles as dressing in drag to mock a sexual assault survivor; calling to keep trans folks out of the LGBT movement and encouraging their harassment; and calling BlackLivesMatter a terrorist group. Additionally, Yiannopoulos is connected to Roosh V, a well-known “men’s rights activist” that has advocated for legalizing rape, and Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute (NPI), intellectual head of the “Alt-Right” that seeks to make America an exclusively white ethno-state, who came to the UC Berkeley campus in May 2016 with UCPD protection to recruit Berkeley students to his white supremacist cause.

In this context, Yiannopoulos’s college speaking tour should be recognized as an effort to embolden “Alt-Right” internet trolls into real world political organizing on college campuses. In light of the success of the Trump campaign, the “Alt-Right” is looking for opportunities to turn their momentum into an organized political front. This event is particularly important as an opportunity for Yiannopoulos to connect with a large audience, and for a large number of far right supporters to connect with him and others at the event. This is an opportunity that we cannot give them.

As the last year has demonstrated, this kind of free speech and discussion has meant near impunity for racists and sexists to target marginalized students on campus with little recourse for those who are harassed. We believe that an educational community should not accommodate fascist ideologies. We believe it is the responsibility of communities both on and off campus to shut down this kind of organizing in order to ensure that there is no platform for fascists in Berkeley!

This is a call to action to stand against fascism and the militarization of campuses. This is a call to stand in solidarity with those communities who are most at risk from this kind of neo-fascist “free speech,” especially in the wake of Trump’s election win. We encourage those interested in taking a stand now to use the letter template below to demand that UC Berkeley not host Yiannopoulos.

Feel free to draft your own message or use the letter script provided below however you choose to contact the University. For those interested in delivering their message over the phone or via mail we have provided that info below:


I am writing to express my anger and frustration at UC Berkeley’s decision to host notorious racist, sexist, and transphobic speaker Milo Yiannopoulos on February 1, 2017. I am also notifying you of a growing inter-community coalition to keep Milo off campus and of my support for them. In light of the increasing hostility towards marginalized groups on campus, including the hate crime committed on campus on election night and the increasing racist harassment around campus that has followed, it is disgraceful that UC Berkeley would welcome Mr. Yiannopoulos and his hateful, bigoted rhetoric on campus. Mr. Yiannopoulos was slated to speak at Portland State University and NYU, however both campuses cancelled the events stating that his viewpoints compromised student safety. He has also been permanently banned from DePaul University as the school claimed he created a “hostile environment.”

The permission of this speaking event is yet another example of the continued inaction by the university to protect the interests of many of its students. At this point it is well within the university’s ability to stop this event from happening. I urge the university to issue an apology to the community at large for permitting such a dangerous figure to come to campus and threaten the safety of its students. If the university chooses not to take action, students and community members will take the initiative to keep their campus safe.

Contacts:

UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ office

Phone: 510-642-7464
Email: chancellor@berkeley.edu

Dan Mogulof, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Public Affairs

Phone: 510-642-3715
Mobile: 510-919-6954
Email: dmogulof@berkeley.edu

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No Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley @ MLK Student Union, 2nd Floor, UC Berkeley
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The election of Donald Trump has emboldened the far right – racists, Islamophobes and misogynists are attempting to come out into the light and gain a foothold across the country. We have to show them that we won’t tolerate any rise in far right activity. We will come together to fight oppression and prevent them from having a platform in our universities. They aim to recruit mainly young, alienated white men to their politics of white supremacy, xenophobia, and misogyny. Join us and unite against oppression and against a corporate political system that relies on this right-wing, divide-and-conquer rhetoric.

Milo Yiannopoulos is a spokesperson for the newly activated far right, an Islamophobic writer for Breitbart, a leader of the Gamergate sexual harassment campaign, and a figurehead for some of the most hateful right-wing elements in Trump’s camp. We should allow no space for his message at UC Berkeley.

We also have to do more than stop one event to prevent these far right elements from recruiting and growing their forces. We have to shut them down and drown out their events in every community they pop up, and we have to undermine them politically as well. We need a vibrant Left force in this country that will serve as a progressive outlet for the anger and frustration caused by capitalism in this moment of crisis. Socialist Alternative calls for a new party of the 99%, free of corporate money, with a political program that can offer real solutions to working people and oppressed communities.

The first step in this campaign is to build mass public pressure so that Yiannopoulos cancels his tour, or so the UC cancels it for him. This will mean building this Facebook event, inviting everyone you know, and also hitting the streets to organize and to gather signatures for a petition to the UC administration. Please SHARE this event and INVITE your friends!

If the UC fails to do close Yiannopoulos down, or if he moves to an off-campus venue, we will gather the community for a mass counter-protest and shut down that event.

62311
Feb
2
Thu
Steve Early presents “Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and Remaking an American City” @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
sm_steve_early_in_oakland.jpg Labor author STEVE EARLY with GAYLE McGLAUGHLIN + ANDRES SOTO present “Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money and the Remaking of an American City.” “As Washington remains in gridlock, the everyday citizen-heroes of Richmond, California have been getting things done to make their city work for all.”—Robert Reich KPFA event co-sponsored by 22 progressive organizations as a tribute to Steve Early and former mayor Gayle McGlaughlin and all participants in this successful creative struggle against corporate power. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com and many indie bookshops. Don’t miss this!
Tickets: $12 advance: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door. KPFA benefit kpfa.org/events
FREE PARKING & WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
62296
Feb
5
Sun
OJC Meets RPA: “Remaking An American City.” @ Elevator Building
Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Oakland Justice Coalition Welcomes the Richmond Progressive Alliance!
“Remaking An American City.”
How the Richmond Progressive Alliance turned a company town into a model for municipal action in the Trump Era!

Guest speakers:

– Steve Early, Former CWA organizer, Labor for Bernie activist, & author of Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of An American City, and other books.
–  Zak Wear, RPA steering committee member and coordinator of Richmond’s successful rent control campaign.

Light Refreshments will be served – book signing! Parking on the street or E. 18th St. Lucky’s lot
Please RSVP to Marilyn Albert at malbert@nuhw.org

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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We normally have a meal before GA on the last Sunday of the month, but this month that would fall the day after Chinese New Years, and our mayoral caninedate Einstein gets very spooked by fireworks after being so traumatized by flashbang grenades and tear gas on October 25th, 2011, when the cops broke up the first encampment that he and Ed Not Bombs are going to try and visits some friends in the country to get away from the noise. And without Einstein keeping the pigeons at a respectful distance its hard to enjoy a peaceful repast in the plaza, so we are delaying our meal until the first Sunday in February, so we’ll take the 5th at 2 PM.

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… Eat-the-Rich-bonapetit

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 is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. During the warmer months we tend to meet at 4 PM.

ooGAOO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than four years! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally . Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.

At the GA committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives come voluntarily report on past and future actions, with discussion. We encourage everyone participating in the Occupy Oakland GA to be part of at least one associated group, but it is by no means a requirement. If you like, just come and hear all the organizing being done! Occupy Oakland encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.

General Assembly Standard Agenda

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
  3. Announcements
  4. (Optional) Discussion Topic

Occupy Oakland activities and contact info for some Bay Area Groups with past or present Occupy Oakland members.

Occupy Oakland Web Committee: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (kitchen@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

62310
Feb
9
Thu
Public Banking Forum @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 3
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The City of Oakland is holding a public Forum on creating a Public Bank of Oakland.

Presenters will include: Marc Armstrong, co-founder and past President of the Public Banking Institute, co-founder and President of Commonomics USA; Tom Sgouros, author of Checking the Banks: The Nuts and Bolts of Banking for People Who Want to Fix It (2014), Senior Policy Advisor to Rhode Island Treasurer; and Nichoe Lichen, member of Santa Fe’s Brass Tacks Team (“public banking facts that stick”), Board Member of the Public Banking Institute.

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Feb
12
Sun
Together We Can: Post-Inauguration Resource Fair @ Oakland Peace Center
Feb 12 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Do you feel a drive to do something about the environment, immigrants’ rights, healthcare, Black Lives Matter, indigenous rights, reducing bullying, or building a culture of peace and inclusion? Are you looking for resources to turn your passion into action? Do you seek community support to help navigate the complications of the incoming administration?

If so, come meet like-minded neighbors, local activists, and peacemakers at the second Oakland Peace Center Activism and Advocacy Resource Fair.

Discover the ways you can get involved with activism, advocacy, and volunteering. Ask questions and get connected.

Learn about pressing issues and develop critical skills by attending FREE skill-building workshops offered at the fair.

Whether you are a long time activist or have never attended a rally in your life, your contributions matter!

Bring friends and loved ones. We are stronger together.

TABLING ORGANIZATIONS (more to come!):

* ACLU
* Arab Resource and Organizing Center
* Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Asian Law Caucus
* Bay Area 350
* Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)
* CAIR- Council on American-Islamic Relations
* CircleUp Education
* Community Democracy Project
* East Bay Forward
* East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy
* Food First
* Healthcare for All- California
* Islamic Networks Group
* Islamic Relief USA
* Jewish Voice for Peace
* Niroga Institute
* Oakland Peace Ambassadors
* Our Family Coalition
* Senior and Disability Action
* Soul Shoppe
* Sunflower Alliance
* SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) Oakland/Bay Area

WORKSHOPS (more to come!)

* Social Media for Activists
* Protest Safety
* Islamaphobia and It’s Impact
* HeartMath Trainings
* “What if I’m Cisgender, White and Heterosexual?” Privilege and Fierce Allyship
* Knowing Your Rights: Interacting with Law Enforcement when traveling, and at school

Updates with organizations who will be tabling and additional workshops will appear on the Facebook page.

Please note: the room is accessible, but bathrooms are up about 8 stairs. There is parking around the corner at 111 Fairmount avenue on the south side of the building.

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Feb
22
Wed
RICHARD WOLFF: An Evening of Lucid Economics and Caustic Wit @ First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

KPFA Radio 94.1FM & Democracy at Work present

RICHARD WOLFF
“An Evening of Lucid Economics and Caustic Wit”
Hosted by Anita Johnson

Richard Wolff, an American Marxist economist, well known for his work in economic methodology and class analysis, has rapidly become famous as well for his Pacifica Network Radio program, Economic Update, which is syndicated on over 60 stations. Additionally, Professor Wolff has made appearances on various television shows, radio shows and films including: Real Time with Bill Maher, The Young Turks, Moyers & Company, Charlie Rose, Al Jazeera America, The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann, Charlie Rose, CrossTalk, The David Pakman Show, Democracy Now! The Empire Files, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton, and The Real News Network (TRNN).

We have the enormously ominous prospect of President Donald Trump – just as the U.S. is sinking ever deeper into hard times for the vast majority of its population. More economic downturns are coming. Capitalism’s instability, inequalities, and failures to meet our needs are provoking rising opposition. Considering the increasing problems of drought, poverty, debts, job conditions, and a worsening environment, the American dream is now entirely out of reach. Our political leaders are controlled by corporate giants and lobbies that defy anything like democracy. And President Trump.

In 1988 Wolff co-founded the journal Rethinking Marxism. Later he published Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What To Do About It, This was followed by Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism (with David Barsamian), and Democracy at Work. The New York Times Magazine has named him “America’s most prominent Marxist economist.”

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Feb
26
Sun
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm

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… Eat-the-Rich-bonapetit

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 is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. During the warmer months we tend to meet at 4 PM.

ooGAOO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than four years! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally . Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.

At the GA committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives come voluntarily report on past and future actions, with discussion. We encourage everyone participating in the Occupy Oakland GA to be part of at least one associated group, but it is by no means a requirement. If you like, just come and hear all the organizing being done! Occupy Oakland encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.

General Assembly Standard Agenda

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
  3. Announcements
  4. (Optional) Discussion Topic

Occupy Oakland activities and contact info for some Bay Area Groups with past or present Occupy Oakland members.

Occupy Oakland Web Committee: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (kitchen@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

 

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Mar
26
Sun
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm

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… Eat-the-Rich-bonapetit

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 is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. During the warmer months we tend to meet at 4 PM.

ooGAOO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than four years! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally . Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.

At the GA committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives come voluntarily report on past and future actions, with discussion. We encourage everyone participating in the Occupy Oakland GA to be part of at least one associated group, but it is by no means a requirement. If you like, just come and hear all the organizing being done! Occupy Oakland encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.

General Assembly Standard Agenda

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
  3. Announcements
  4. (Optional) Discussion Topic

Occupy Oakland activities and contact info for some Bay Area Groups with past or present Occupy Oakland members.

Occupy Oakland Web Committee: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (kitchen@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

 

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