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10:30 am Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library : Trotsky’s Theory of Fascism @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library : Trotsky’s Theory of Fascism @ Niebyl Proctor Library
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Our comrade, Elazar Friedman, will be back in town to celebrate his 85th birthday and discuss Trotsky’s theory of fascism. He will cover: 1.) The contribution of Clara Zetkin in 1923 addressed to the ECCI will be an important source that strongly influenced Trotsky. Reprising her elements of the newly evolved aspects of Fascism differing from previous right wing dictatorships will lay the foundation for Trotsky’s comprehensive model. 2.) Ernest Mandel in his intro to Trotsky’s Struggle Against Fascism in Germany posits 6 dynamically inter-related elements that compose Trotsky’s evolutionary … Continued
11:00 am Abolition of Policing Workshop with Critical Resistance @ Sierra Club
Abolition of Policing Workshop with Critical Resistance @ Sierra Club
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
This Critical Resistance workshop explores the role and history of policing in the U.S., the way it has impacted different communities, and how people have resisted and challenged its inherent violence. This workshop also goes over how we can reduce our reliance on policing by highlighting the various ways that building up community strength and practices lead to true safety that does not depend on law enforcement. We are asking for a $5 – 20 donation, however no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 100% of donations … Continued
1:00 pm Indivisible East Bay @ Sports Center
Indivisible East Bay @ Sports Center
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
EB All Member Meeting at Sports Basement, Berkeley. RSVP (free) here. Mission and Goals Indivisible East Bay is a chapter of the Indivisible movement. We are a grassroots organization focused on stopping the Trump administration’s policies by: Lobbying our group’s Members of Congress (MoCs) with office visits, calls, emails, and rallies. Lobbying our MoCs on topics of laws, policies, and nominations. Collaborating with other Indivisible groups and sharing resources for meetings and events. We will also focus on the following, in order of declining priority: Lobby our representatives at all levels (state, local, county, party, … Continued
3:00 pm Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Feed The People! The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM (2 PM during cooler months) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like. After the meal the Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays at 4 PM at the Oscar Grant … Continued
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend … Continued
6:30 pm Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie @ It's Your Move Games
Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie @ It's Your Move Games
May 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie @ It's Your Move Games | Oakland | California | United States
Dinner: 6:30 PM Movie: 7:30 PM64475
7:00 pm Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required! We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at [ liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net ]. We usually meet in the … Continued
7:30 pm Film night: The Chinese Exclusion Act @ Omni Commons ballroom
Film night: The Chinese Exclusion Act @ Omni Commons ballroom
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Discussion after the screening with Cynthia Choy, Co-Executive Director of Chinese Affirmative Action, and Nancy Wong, daughter of victims of the Chinese Exclusion Act. Free snacks and popcorn. 64724
10:00 am Memorial Day Interfaith Prayer Gathering
Memorial Day Interfaith Prayer Gathering
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Please join us on Memorial Day morning for an interfaith prayer gathering to honor the ancestors.64738
7:00 pm TENANT AND NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS, Public Meeting. @ Omni Commons
TENANT AND NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS, Public Meeting. @ Omni Commons
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tenant and Neighborhood Councils (TANC) is a member-run housing organization built out of the East Bay Democratic Socialists of America. We encourage all tenants of private landlords, unhoused people, and public housing residents, to join us in organizing councils. Existing avenues for combating rising rents, slumlord behavior, and evictions are channeled through non-profit organizations. These types of organizations, while a critical resource for tenants, do not necessarily challenge the larger structural dilemma that we face—the subjugation of housing under capitalism. Effectively challenging well-heeled landlords, developers, and state managers depends on … Continued
8:30 am Net Neutrality Lobby Day – Sacramento. @ State Capitol
Net Neutrality Lobby Day – Sacramento. @ State Capitol
May 29 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Register here. Get on the bus! This Tuesday May 29th we’ll be overwhelming Comcast and AT&T’s lobbying power in Sacramento and showing lawmakers our support for SB 822, California’s comprehensive Net Neutrality bill. SB 822 is the strongest Net Neutrality bill in the country, and the large Internet Service Providers are spending millions to try and stop it. But we’re not going to let them because we know what’s at stake. A free and open Internet is critical to our ability to thrive as Black people and people of color in … Continued
2:00 pm The War Economy: Poor People’s Campaign Week 3 @ West Steps
The War Economy: Poor People’s Campaign Week 3 @ West Steps
May 29 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
THE WAR ECONOMY: MILITARISM & THE PROLIFERATION OF GUN VIOLENCE *RSVP http://bit.ly/PPCWeek3* 50 years ago, Dr. MLK Jr. started the Poor People’s Campaign to spark a radical revolution of values across the nation. The campaign was intended to turn his dream, our dream, into a reality. Black, Brown, Yellow, Red, White, folks of every color where invited to band together across differences to build a Beloved Community across the nation. Weeks before the Campaign, King was assassinated. The original movement was unable to come to fruition. The Poor People’s Campaign: A … Continued
7:30 pm Gayle McLaughlin discusses Winning Richmond @ Pegasus Bookstore
Gayle McLaughlin discusses Winning Richmond @ Pegasus Bookstore
May 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Corporate-free candidate for Lt. Governor, Gayle McLaughlin, discusses her new memoir, Winning Richmond: How a Progressive Alliance Won City Hall.   A group of political activists, environmentalists, and social justice advocates formed a Progressive Alliance that took their city back from the Chevron Oil Company. They transformed Richmond, long polluted and poisoned, into a national leader in sustainability, equity and grassroots democracy, giving hope to the San Francisco Bay Area, the state of California, and the world. Gayle McLaughlin was at the center of that long-term struggle, organizing with co-activists, going door-to-door campaigning … Continued
7:30 pm SudoMesh: Save the Internet @ Omni Commons
SudoMesh: Save the Internet @ Omni Commons
May 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hello we are here to Save the Internet! Join us every Tuesday in the Omni Commons mezzanine to help build a community-owned and -operated wireless mesh network in the East Bay! Every Tuesday night, we meet to discuss on-going projects, technical bugs, community and media outreach, finances and budgeting, and upcoming events, such as node mounts, office hours, and workshops.  Newcomers are encouraged to come on the last Tuesdays of the month for general orientation, but are welcome at any meeting. A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts … Continued
11:00 am End the SF Gang Injunctions Press Conference & Rally @ Steps of City Hall
End the SF Gang Injunctions Press Conference & Rally @ Steps of City Hall
May 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
End the SF Gang Injunctions Press Conference & Rally @ Steps of City Hall | San Francisco | California | United States
Come stand with Critical Resistance as we call on the San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera to #EndtheSanFranciscoGangInjunctions Recently, the City Attorney removed 34 out of the 42 people named on the Western Addition gang injunction under pressure from community advocates. While this is a good start, we want the City Attorney to remove all listed individuals from ALL gang injunction in San Francisco. Join us on the San Francisco City Hall steps to call for an end to the injunctions. **Please share the event with your friends, family members, and … Continued
7:30 pm Cyrus Farivar discusses Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech @ Pegasus Books
Cyrus Farivar discusses Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech @ Pegasus Books
May 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Cyrus Farivar discusses Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech @ Pegasus Books | Berkeley | California | United States
  Cyrus Farivar discusses Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech Ars Technica senior business editor Cyrus Farivar presents a critical and historic look at how 50 years of American privacy law is inadequate for the near-future of surveillance. Join us at Pegasus Books Downtown for a discussion and book signing of Habeas Data. ABOUT HABEAS DATA You are being watched. Whether through your phone or your car or your credit card, caught on a CCT camera or tracked through your online viewing history, government agencies know where you … Continued
8:30 am Sanctuary Convening 2018 @ Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
Sanctuary Convening 2018 @ Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
Jun 1 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sanctuary: Caminando Hacia la Libertad is a 2-day convening that serves to strengthen and organize people of faith in our sanctuary work across California to respond in an increasingly dangerous climate for immigrant communities in 2018. Join us to learn tools and best practices to create a more prophetic path towards liberation, caminando hacia la libertad, where all can live with dignity and wholeness. Click Here For Program Details Cost: We encourage everyone to attend both days of the convening, but have provided options if you are only able to … Continued
8:30 am Sanctuary Convening 2018 @ Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
Sanctuary Convening 2018 @ Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
Jun 2 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sanctuary: Caminando Hacia la Libertad is a 2-day convening that serves to strengthen and organize people of faith in our sanctuary work across California to respond in an increasingly dangerous climate for immigrant communities in 2018. Join us to learn tools and best practices to create a more prophetic path towards liberation, caminando hacia la libertad, where all can live with dignity and wholeness. Click Here For Program Details Cost: We encourage everyone to attend both days of the convening, but have provided options if you are only able to … Continued
12:00 pm Sex Worker Justice Now: A March For Sex Worker Rights. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sex Worker Justice Now: A March For Sex Worker Rights. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sex Worker Justice Now: A March For Sex Worker Rights. @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Press release here. On Saturday, June 2, SWers and our allies will be standing up for justice all over the country. Join us at Oscar Grant Plaza in Downtown Oakland, CA to make the voices & needs of our Bay Area communities loud & visible: Sex Worker Justice Now! (Allies wanted & welcome) We are protesting, rallying & marching with the following goals in mind: 1/ To make more Bay Area residents & local media aware of the systematic violence against sex workers: • Repercussions of FOSTA/SESTA legislation • Police … Continued
12:00 pm Sex Worker Justice Now! March For Sex Worker Rights. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sex Worker Justice Now! March For Sex Worker Rights. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
New rally flyer for June 2 by @BayProsSupport -please retweet! pic.twitter.com/leDQnI6grK— Maxine Holloway (@MaxineHolloway) May 6, 2018 Sponsored by Bay Area Pros Support & St. James Infirmary @BayProsSupport for more info. 64676
2:00 pm Socialism and Elections: 2018 @ Starry Plough Pub
Socialism and Elections: 2018 @ Starry Plough Pub
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Peace and Freedom Party presents Socialism and Elections: 2018 From the Peace and Freedom Party Platform: “Our goals cannot be achieved by electoral means alone. We support mass organization, direct action, a militant labor movement, and establishment of alternative institutions.” And when we vote, we honor the memory of Medgar Evers and other Civil Rights martyrs. So come to our forum and let’s do it right. Mary McIlroy, Co-Chair of the Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party and Movement will lead our discussion of the June 5 ballot, candidates … Continued