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May
5
Tue
ALL OUT: Rally to #SaveE12th before deciding City Council vote! @ City Hall steps at Oscar Grant Plaza
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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This Tuesday the Oakland City Council decides whether or not to sell off the East 12th parcel to private developers. Join us for a rally at City Hall to demand that public land be used for public good, not for private profit!

Background
In the midst of a housing affordability crisis in Oakland, the City is proposing to sell publicly owned land to private developers UDR and Urban Core to create a 24 story, 300 unit luxury high-rise apartment tower right by Lake Merritt, where the median rent will be 3k per month. The development will have no affordable units and no real community benefits. The property is on E12th and 1st Ave street, right by the new pedestrian bridge at the end of Lake Merritt.

Long-time residents are being pushed out of Oakland every day because of skyrocketing housing costs. The city’s number one priority right now should be figuring out how to make it possible for working families to stay in Oakland – not developing luxury high rises for the rich that are just going to raise rents and exacerbate displacement.

May 5th come rally for development without displacement in Oakland now! Stay for the City Council meeting to speak out against gentrification in Oakland and for affordable housing!

These local organizations, representing the people Oakland endorse this fight!

Asians4BlackLives
Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Black.Seed
Causa Justa Just Cause
Classroom Struggle
Communities for a Better Environment
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice
East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy
East Bay Housing Organizations
East Bay Solidarity Network
Eastlake United for Justice
Oakland Education Association
Oakland Rising
Oakland Tenants Union
Public Advocates
SEIU 1021
Transform

Thank you all for your support and your work! #SaveE12th

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An Evening With Daniel Ellsberg: Whistleblowing and GI Resistance Vietnam @ Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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May
6
Wed
Walkout to Save City College @ Ram Plaza, City College
May 6 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

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No Keystone XL: Hillary’s Donor Dinner Demo
May 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Keystone XL is the fuse to one of the biggest carbon bombs on Earth, and would unlock development of Canada’s tar sands oil field. For years, Hillary has bobbed and weaved as reporters have tried to ask her where she stands on the pipeline, always giving some variation of “no comment” in response. Wednesday afternoon, as Hillary dines with donors in Pacific Heights, join us to demand a permanent rejection of Keystone XL.

Sponsored by Idle No More SF Bay, Center for Biological Diversity, Benicians for a Safe and Healthy Community, Martinez Environmental Group, 350 Bay Area

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May
7
Thu
Occupy the Farm: Action Reflection & Next Steps Potluck @ Omni Commonsq
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join other OccufFarmers for reflection on our April 25th/26th days of action, to share thoughts on what we can do better next round, and give props to those who made this one successful! We especially invite the input of folks NEW to the Gill Tract struggle, as fresh eyes offer important insights.

If you are able, bring a snack or dish to share.

6-7pm is food and socializing. 7-9pm facilitated discussion

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WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons
May 7 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

WiFi Mesh General Meeting
When: Every Thursday @ 7:30pm – 11:30pm
Where: 4799 Shattuck Avenue – Oakland, CA
(corner of 48th and Shattuck)
Contact: Jenny Ryan – email

We’re building a community wireless mesh network!

A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts as a relay to other computers, such that a network can stretch to cover entire cities. Our goal is to create such a free mesh network that is entirely controlled and operated by the community!

Want to help create an alternate means of digital communication that isn’t governed by for-profit internet service providers? Join us for the mesh hacknight!

We have crowdfunded the purchase of our first 100+ routers and are preparing to deploy the first nodes in Oakland. We need people with both technical and non-technical backgrounds to help with everything from local community involvement and crowdfunding to mounting wifi routers on buildings and developing software!

Last Thursdays are General Meetings for planning, strategy, and orientation for new folks.

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May
9
Sat
Million Moms March
May 9 all-day
Friday, May 8th:
8:00AM-12:00PM: The Coalition For Justice Lobbying Campaign on Capitol Hill
1:00PM – 6:00PM: Afternoon Social at Lincoln Memorial Park for the Mothers
-Will Include: Mother’s Speak Out, Special Guest Speakers, Special Guest
Musicians, Presentation of the Ribbons !
 
Saturday, May 9th:
9:00AM-10:00AM: Prayer Circle
11:00AM-2:00PM: Million Mother’s March
-Begin in China Town Mt. Vernon Square> South on 7th Street > West on Pennsylvania Avenue> End at Federal Department of Justice Building 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
 
Sunday, May 10th:
9:00AM-11:00AM: Check Out
12:00Noon: Brunch
3:00PM: Leave Washington D.C. !!A more detailed master outline to come. The master outline will include detailed agendas that will breakdown; time, addresses, speakers, and logistics of each location. 

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In the wake of the recent unjust murders of Dontre Hamilton, Corey Stingley, Derek Williams, Brandon Johnson, Larry Jenkins, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and so many more at the hands of police officers and racist vigilantes, people in cities across the nation have risen up to demand Justice in their communities. For every individual killed, there is a mother who has suffered a loss greater than any one person should have to bear. We, the mothers of this movement, are calling on all concerned community members to join us in our fight. Together we unite to stand against police brutality and racial injustice and to demonstrate our love and determination to protect our children and our country. On May 9th, 2015, Mother’s Day Weekend, The Mothers for Justice United will march on the US Department of Justice in our nation’s capitol, Washington DC. Will you stand with us?

“My name is Maria Hamilton and I am Dontre Hamilton’s mother. I am overwhelmed bearing the loss of my son to police brutality. I ask with a humble heart – Join us in Washington on Mother’s Day as we take this fight directly to our elected officials. We need you.” – Maria Hamilton, Founder of Mothers for Justice United.

Mothers for Justice United is an organization of mothers whose unarmed children have been killed by police officers and white vigilantes. It is also comprised of concerned mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, friends, clergy, and other citizens nationwide who care about the loss of these valuable lives cut short unnecessarily. We are committed to halting the epidemic of the killing of unarmed people of color by police and white vigilantes in this country through direct action, legislation, and community building.

If you know of any mothers in your own community who have lost loved ones to police brutality and racist violence and you think they may be interested in joining us on Mother’s Day, please let us know. We are working to raise funds and to secure transportation and housing for the moms to be able to make this trip. We are also in search of people to help us in our endeavor by organizing and spreading the word in your own communities

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We Are Ferguson Community Gathering, Fundraiser @ Humanist Hall
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for a day long event hosted by Inter Council for Mothers of Murdered Children. Event starts at 12 pm and continues until 10 pm. The Fundraiser will be held at Humanist Hall, and includes Speakers, Games (Chess, Dominoes), snacks, brunch, and dinner, as well as video clips . Families who have lost their loved ones through Gun violence and Police Misconduct will share their stories. We are scheduling a food giveaway and Vendor’s Booths are available for rent (contact Event Coordinator for details).

The Inter Council For Mothers of Murdered Children is a Non Profit 501 (c)3 Organization. Our Mission is to assist families who are in need of support and assistance after the death of a loved one. All donations are tax Deductible.

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Celebrate the victory of saving the Berkeley Post Office from being sold. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Celebrate the victory of saving the Berkeley Post Office from being sold.
Appreciations to the attorneys who argued for us in Federal Court. Appreciations to Judge Alsup who recently ruled favorably in the lawsuits against USPS practices, lawsuits filed by the City of Berkeley and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Music!  Speakers!  Cake!  More Music !!!

Appreciations to our entire community!

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Sing, Dance, and share Revolutionary Love at ABC4J @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Every 1st Friday & every 2nd Sat of the month we sing, dance, and share Revolutionary Love at The Alan Blueford Center For Justice-ABC4J.

The next open mic & cypher is Sat May 9th, doors & sign-up at 7pm, show at 7:30pm, all ages, suggested donation $5, please.

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May
10
Sun
25th Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Baha'i Center
May 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to survivors and victims of violence and police terror in Oakland.

We are organizing this gathering for the community to connect, share prayers, writings and poems from all spiritual traditions, reflect and recharge and build coalitions interested in healing.

In April, it will be 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.

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May
11
Mon
Benefit Play: Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, a Play Through Letters @ La Pena
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join California Coalition for Women Prisoners for a performance of Mariposa & the Saint and a conversation about the shocking conditions in California’s women’s prisons and what can be done to change them.

In 2012, Mariposa was sentenced to fifteen months in solitary confinement. In 2015, she is still in a special confinement unit. Through letters with longtime friend Julia Steele Allen, who met her through a CCWP prison visiting team, Mariposa brings her experience to the stage.

Written by Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca & Julia Steele Allen
Directed by Noelle Ghoussaini

A Benefit for the California Coalition for Women Prisoners.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Doors open at 7:00 pm, play begins promptly at 7:30 pm

Facebook event.

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May
12
Tue
Oakland Public Safety Committee on DAC / Privacy Policy. @ Oakland City Hall
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

After a period of public comment, the Oakland Public Safety Committee will again take up recommendations from the ad hoc Committee on the Domain Awareness Center Privacy Policy.

— a strong privacy policy in place for the DAC.
— creation of a privacy policy for the City of Oakland
— a surveillance equipment acquisition ordinance, demanding open and transparent processes before acquiring such devices.

The Oakland Privacy Working Group asks you to come and stand and speak in support of these proposals, which will make Oakland a model for privacy across the nation.

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May
13
Wed
Politics of Debt Reading Group: Iceland’s Anti-Austerity Recovery & Monetary Reform Proposal @ Omni Commons basement
May 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Iceland bailed out its citizens and jailed the bankers.  Now they are thinking of a new system for their monetary policy.  Join us for a discussion about Iceland, this proposal, and their recovery from their financial collapse.

Readings (more to come)

Monetary Reform in Iceland

The Politics of Debt Reading Group is affiliated with the Bay Area Public School and Strike Debt Bay Area.

 

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May
14
Thu
National Day of Action: “I Stand with Postal Workers.” Oakland Action. @ West Oakland Post Office
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

On May 14, just six days before the current contract expires, postal workers across the country will hold events organized around the theme, “I Stand with Postal Workers.” Join us!

With the union’s Collective Bargaining Agreement with the U.S. Postal Service set to expire in less than a month, APWU negotiators and union members are turning up the heat. Postal workers are demanding Good Postal Service! Good Jobs! Good Contract! As negotiations draw to a close, postal workers need a strong demonstration of support.

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WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons
May 14 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

WiFi Mesh General Meeting
When: Every Thursday @ 7:30pm – 11:30pm
Where: 4799 Shattuck Avenue – Oakland, CA
(corner of 48th and Shattuck)
Contact: Jenny Ryan – email

We’re building a community wireless mesh network!

A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts as a relay to other computers, such that a network can stretch to cover entire cities. Our goal is to create such a free mesh network that is entirely controlled and operated by the community!

Want to help create an alternate means of digital communication that isn’t governed by for-profit internet service providers? Join us for the mesh hacknight!

We have crowdfunded the purchase of our first 100+ routers and are preparing to deploy the first nodes in Oakland. We need people with both technical and non-technical backgrounds to help with everything from local community involvement and crowdfunding to mounting wifi routers on buildings and developing software!

Last Thursdays are General Meetings for planning, strategy, and orientation for new folks.

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May
16
Sat
No More Locked Doors- a conference on political prisoners and revolutionary prisoner support @ Qulombo
May 16 all-day

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Book Launch Party! “Like Water” by T. Thorn Coyle @ The Alan Blueford Center For Justice
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PF Publishing invites you to celebrate T. Thorn Coyle’s first novel, dedicated to Alan Blueford, and to all victims of police violence.

Like Water:
a story of love and sudden violence.
a story of a ghost and a city.
a story for our times.

Welcome to the streets of Oakland, CA.
Meet Alex and Jonah.

Best friends since childhood: one poet, one professor, one black, one white. One dead–killed by police with a Taser to the heart–and one bereft, trying to figure out how to go on living…and how to find justice.

“One day he was laughing on a bright summer sidewalk. What seemed liked seconds later, he was gone.”

http://www.pfpub.com/

Facebook event.

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Fundraiser for the Anti Police Terror Project @ The Legionnaire Saloon
May 16 @ 9:00 pm – May 17 @ 1:00 am

Come out Saturday, 5/16 at Legionnaire for our 2nd Left Bass Dance Party! Last month, the club was packed by 10pm, the party went OFF, and we raised over $1,800 for BlackOUT Collective. Let’s do it in May for APTP!

LEFT BASS is an Oakland Dance Party for all us activists, organizers, artists, and just plain MOVEMENT FOLKS to shake a tail feather together and continue to support local organizing.

Get down with “Feminist/Panther/Hip-Hop Heroine” Coco Peila, featured DJs Camilo (Queer Qumbia) and Xander (Mondial Afrique) and resident DJs Baagi and T. Rockwell.

This month’s party will benefit the Anti Police-Terror Project (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anti-Police-Terror-Project/513658562107268). “The Anti Police-Terror Project is a project of the ONYX ORGANIZING COMMITTEE that in coalition with other organizations like The Alan Blueford Center For Justice, Idriss Stelley Foundation and Workers World is working to develop a replicable and sustainable model to end police terrorism in this country. We are led by the most impacted communities but are a multi-racial, mutil-generational coalition.”

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May
21
Thu
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons
May 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

WiFi Mesh General Meeting
When: Every Thursday @ 7:30pm – 11:30pm
Where: 4799 Shattuck Avenue – Oakland, CA
(corner of 48th and Shattuck)
Contact: Jenny Ryan – email

We’re building a community wireless mesh network!

A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts as a relay to other computers, such that a network can stretch to cover entire cities. Our goal is to create such a free mesh network that is entirely controlled and operated by the community!

Want to help create an alternate means of digital communication that isn’t governed by for-profit internet service providers? Join us for the mesh hacknight!

We have crowdfunded the purchase of our first 100+ routers and are preparing to deploy the first nodes in Oakland. We need people with both technical and non-technical backgrounds to help with everything from local community involvement and crowdfunding to mounting wifi routers on buildings and developing software!

Last Thursdays are General Meetings for planning, strategy, and orientation for new folks.

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