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11:00 am Immigration Vigil at the West County Detention Center @ West County Detention Center
Immigration Vigil at the West County Detention Center @ West County Detention Center
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come stand up for immigrants, refugees and the marginalized folks ensnared by the criminal injustice system who are inside the Bay Area’s regional ICE detention center / Contra Costa’s county’s jail—and show your support for their visiting loved ones too. It’s our responsibility to fight the right wing’s racist, xenophobic, anti-Muslim, ableist, transphobic, homophobic, misogynist ramp up of authoritarian policing, detention and deportation practices—if not now, when? FEATURING: Rabbi Dev Nolly and members of Kehilla Community Synagogue Bend the Arc Bay Area Resistance (Co-organizer) Occupella and more TBA… Let Our … Continued
2:00 pm Refuse Fascism Rally – SF @ 24th St BART
Refuse Fascism Rally – SF @ 24th St BART
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Just announced: there's a rally to #RefuseFascism at 2pm today in SF at 24th & Mission streets, in response to #Charlottesville pic.twitter.com/9A1bquZdxT— Doug Sovern (@SovernNation) August 13, 2017 63481
3:00 pm Housing Is A Right! Socialism and the Fight Against Displacement. @ Workers World
Housing Is A Right! Socialism and the Fight Against Displacement. @ Workers World
Aug 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Housing is a Right! Socialism and the Fight Against Displacement, Homelessness and Gentrification! Join the discussion on the – MacArthur Homefulness POOR Magazine project by Jeremy Miller, – on-going attacks on renters rights in Alameda by Tristen Schmidt, – and how housing can be managed under socialism, with examples from Cuba and other countries by Judy Greenspan. – Let’s talk about what housing for all could look like under socialism and the struggle to get there. Space is wheelchair accessible. Refreshments will be served.63441
3:30 pm Oakland: Say No to Hate in the Bay @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oakland: Say No to Hate in the Bay @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 13 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
We stand with Charlottesville. 63480
3:30 pm Open Circle – Monthly Meeting SF
Open Circle – Monthly Meeting SF
Aug 13 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Historically, Open Circle has stayed stationary in Oakland and SF. We’re at a point where we want to bring Open Circle to areas that need further support. Last month, we were in Stockton. At this meeting, we will beginning planning where to hold the September meeting. Join us for a community potluck and thoughtful discussion around police accountability on behalf of families directly impacted by exessive use of force. ~~~~~~~~~~ Open Circle holds space for families directly impacted by police terrorism to gather with each other and members of the … Continued
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
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.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
5:00 pm 13 Lessons from the Largest Land Conflict in Latin America + Benefit Party @ Gill Tract
13 Lessons from the Largest Land Conflict in Latin America + Benefit Party @ Gill Tract
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Local organizer, Effie Rawlings, will share stories, video and art from one of the world’s largest and oldest social movements, Movimento Sem Terra (MST): The Landless Worker’s Movement of Brazil. Learn more about how the MST is helping to heal deforestation and displacement through direct action – occupying land and redistributing it to landless people, who, through the process of fighting for and holistically managing land, cultivate a deep political identity. The MST’s commitment to the well being of the planet and the development of social consciousness through the careful … Continued
5:00 pm Bay Area Anti-Fascists: Where do we go from here? @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Bay Area Anti-Fascists: Where do we go from here? @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Green Sunday Don’t miss this riveting discussion! Speakers: Meleiza Figueroa and Juno Amy Rosenhaus OCCUPELLA kicks off the event with two songs! John Torok emcees. Will there be strong non-violent resistance to the Alt Reich? This topic was chosen for Green Sunday because alt-right rallies, featuring known violent instigators, are scheduled at UC Berkeley on Aug 19 and Sept 14 and downtown Berkeley on Aug 27. Mayor Jesse Arreguin asks us to avoid the Civic Center area that Sunday, but “If you do choose to attend and violence breaks out, … Continued
6:30 pm Community Democracy Project @ Omni Commons - Disco Room
Community Democracy Project @ Omni Commons - Disco Room
Aug 13 @ 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
7:00 pm 24th Birthday Party for Long Haul Infoshop @ Longhaul
24th Birthday Party for Long Haul Infoshop @ Longhaul
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Long Haul Infoshop opened August 13, 1993 Come celebrate 24 years! — free t-shirt raffle — silk screen your own t-shirt – bring a blank shirt — celebratory food items — tell funny stories There will be cake & a t-shirt raffle/ give away! For more event information: http://www.thelonghaul.org63442
7:00 pm SF: Emergency Rally in Support of #DefendCville @ San Francisco City Hall
SF: Emergency Rally in Support of #DefendCville @ San Francisco City Hall
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We are coming together because we are needed. We are coming together because we will not accept what happened in Charlottesville, VA this weekend as the “new normal”. We are coming together to support and honor our comrades in Cville who bravely stood up to Nazis, Fascists and Klansmen–even at the cost of their lives. We come together to show that we will not be silent or cowed by so-called “Alt-Right” terrorists. Please come and bring a candle or a flashlight. Sunset is is around 8pm on Sunday, so let … Continued
7:30 pm Berkeley: Candlelight Vigil for Charlottesville @ Finnish Hall
Berkeley: Candlelight Vigil for Charlottesville @ Finnish Hall
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
TONIGHT! Candlelight vigil for #Cville.Meet: Finnish Hall 7:30p 1970 Chestnut St, #Berkeley, march to Civic Center Park by 8. Details later— Indivisible Berkeley (@IndivisibleBerk) August 13, 2017 63483
7:30 pm Indvisible Berkeley General Assembly
Indvisible Berkeley General Assembly
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
General Assembly meeting, https://www.indivisibleberkeley.org/ 63430
12:00 pm Immigration Support Rally for Mendoza Family @ Highland Hospital
Immigration Support Rally for Mendoza Family @ Highland Hospital
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Listen up Bay Area. Deportation defense rally for the Mendoza-Sanchez infront of Highland 🏥 @ 12pm Monday. Come out & support! #HeretoStay— Indivisible Petaluma (@IndivisibleLuma) August 11, 2017 63454
12:00 pm Rally for Social Security @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Rally for Social Security @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Don’t believe the Debt Vultures. Social Security is Alive and Well! BUT WE NEED TO FIGHT TO PRESERVE, IMPROVE AND EXPAND IT.63409
5:00 pm Occupella Sing Along – Tax the Rich @ Solano Avenue in front of the old Oaks Theater
Occupella Sing Along – Tax the Rich @ Solano Avenue in front of the old Oaks Theater
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Occupella Sing Along - Tax the Rich @ Solano Avenue in front of the old Oaks Theater | Berkeley | California | United States
Occupella organizes informal public singing at Bay Area occupation sites, marches and at BART stations. We sing to promote peace, justice, and an end to corporate domination, especially in support of the Occupy movement. Music has the power to build spirit, foster a sense of unity, convey messages and emotions, spread information, and bring joy to participants and audience alike. See spirited clip of an action at BART. Check out the actions calendar and come add your voice. There are lots of ways to participate and everyone is welcome.63459
5:30 pm Film Screening: The Bail Trap @ Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth
Film Screening: The Bail Trap @ Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth
Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The money bail system is one of the main feeders of mass incarceration. Yet, few people know what the money bail system is, let alone how it all works or why we need to do away with it. That’s why Brave New Films’ has produced a new short film compilation about America’s broken bail system — The Bail Trap: American Ransom. This ongoing short-film series includes: Breaking Down Bail, unpacking the myths and the history of bail, and Tai’s Story: College or Bail?, a documentary about a young woman and the $100,000 price-tag put … Continued
7:00 pm Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room  | San Francisco | California | United States
OTU’s Mission The Oakland Tenants Union is an organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggle with landlords, impacting legislation and public policy about housing, community education, and working with other organizations committed to furthering renters’ rights. The Oakland Tenants Union is open to anyone who shares our core values and who believes that tenants themselves have the primary responsibility to work on their own behalf. Monthly Meetings The Oakland Tenants Union meets regularly at 7:00 … Continued
5:00 pm Emergency Protest “No New War on Korea!” @ Powell St. BART
Emergency Protest “No New War on Korea!” @ Powell St. BART
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
President Trump has threatened the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” – a new nuclear war aimed at annihilating the DPRK. We must say NO to a devastating new war in Korea! 63487
6:00 pm Workers & the Fight Against Coal – Monthly Meetup @ SEIU United Service Workers West, Fruitvale BART Plaza
Workers & the Fight Against Coal – Monthly Meetup @ SEIU United Service Workers West, Fruitvale BART Plaza
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Workers & the Fight Against Coal August Climate Workers Monthly Meetup Join us for Climate Workers’ monthly membership meetup, at which we’ll be strategizing about labor’s role in the fight against coal in Oakland. MORE INFO & RSVP Climate Workers believes that we must defeat coal in Oakland and that workers and our unions have a critical role to play in the fight. At this month’s Climate Workers member meet up, we’ll get an update on the fight against coal, learn how other communities have fought extractive industry (and won!), … Continued
7:00 pm San Francisco Security Meetup @ Patriot House
San Francisco Security Meetup @ Patriot House
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
BaySec is the meetup for anyone interested in security and cryptography. There’s no sponsor, agenda, or talks, but feel free to buy a new friend a drink. It’s almost always on the third Tuesday of each month at Patriot House in San Francisco. #Baysec is Tuesday the 15th, 7-10ish pm at Patriot House (2 Embarcadero Center, SF). Info at https://t.co/5WCHUUinra— Root Labs (@rootlabs) August 13, 2017 63485
5:00 pm Protest Sheriff’s racist tweet scandal! Show up for immigrants! @ Alameda County Sheriff's Office
Protest Sheriff’s racist tweet scandal! Show up for immigrants! @ Alameda County Sheriff's Office
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Are you outraged that the Alameda County Sheriff’s Dept. is retweeting white supremacists? Are you angry that Sheriff Ahern and other sheriffs want to keep deporting our loved ones? (The CA State Sheriffs Association is trying to bully Gov Brown into further weakening SB 54, the “Sanctuary” bill that would push back on Trump’s deportation machine!) Then join us tomorrow to say NO to white supremacy and racism! You probably already heard that on Sunday night, the Alameda County Sheriff’s official twitter account retweeted infamous white supremacist Richard Spencer. The … Continued
6:00 pm Coffee Break: Informal Discussion on Politics & The Left @ Free Speech Movement Cafe, Moffett Undergraduate Library, on the UC Campus
Coffee Break: Informal Discussion on Politics & The Left @ Free Speech Movement Cafe, Moffett Undergraduate Library, on the UC Campus
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Platypus Affiliated Society hosts a weekly informal discussion on Politics, The Left, the Platypus Review, and upcoming Leftist events & Platypus activities in the area. All are welcomed to attend regardless of whether or not you participate in the discussion. Sometimes certain articles or events are points of discussion, email PlatypusBCC [at] gmail.com to find out. This week we will be discussing “Organization, political action, history, and consciousness: on anarchism and Marxism” by Chris Cutrone https://platypus1917.org/2008/02/01/organization-political-action-history-and-consciousness-on-anarchism-and-marxism/ http://www.platypus1917.org http://www.facebook.com/platypusberkeley http://www.platypus1917.org/berkeley The Platypus Affiliated Society, established in December 2006, organizes reading … Continued
7:00 pm Ars Technica Forum: How to make the tech industry work for everyone @ Eli's Mile High Club
Ars Technica Forum: How to make the tech industry work for everyone @ Eli's Mile High Club
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Anyone who has been in the Bay Area in recent years knows that the tech industry plays an outside role in our daily lives. We feel it in our rent, in the price of our drinks—regardless of whether we work in the industry or not. That’s why Catherine Bracy, a co-founder, has created a new Oakland-based organization to try to generate widespread opportunity for all. Join Ars Technica editors Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar in conversation with Ling at the next Ars Technica Live, at Eli’s Mile High Club in … Continued
7:30 pm Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Monthly APTP meeting, held on every 3rd Wednesday of the month. – Strategize on addressing proposed changes to the BART police use of force policy. – Find out ways you can use your talents and resources to support APTP and get involved with the work, including how to join various committees such as the Black Leadership Committee, First Responders, Action, Policy, Media, and Security committees. – Find out more about the #DefundOPD campaign. The Anti Police-Terror Project is a project of the ONYX ORGANIZING COMMITTEE that in coalition with other … Continued
8:30 am Freedom4Dajon Rally @ Rene Davidson Courthouse
Freedom4Dajon Rally @ Rene Davidson Courthouse
Aug 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Come out and support DaJon Ford, who was arrested and charged as an adult back in 2013, when he was only 17 years old. He has been waiting almost 4 years for a trial in Santa Rita Jail. We made a lot of noise in support of Dajon at his court hearing last month, but we know we could get a lot more support for his next court hearing: Last year, Proposition 57 passed, which took the power away from district attorneys to directly try juveniles as adults, and put … Continued
7:00 pm Omni Commons General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Omni Commons General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come by our open Delegates Meetings every First and Third Thursday of the month at 7pm! We’ll give space to brief announcements, updates from working groups, proposals up for consensus, and discussion around important issues. The schedule is created weekly at the following url: https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom62917
6:00 pm Town Hall – Stop the Violence in Oakland @ Youth Uprising
Town Hall – Stop the Violence in Oakland @ Youth Uprising
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
From the Oakland Post: Adamika Village and other grass-roots organizations are hosting a town hall meeting to announce “strategic and consistent planning and implementation to stop the violence in Oakland.” “It is imperative that the community get involved in changing Oakland’s climate of violence. We can no longer rely on anyone but ourselves to make this happen,” says Pastor Anthony Woods, Adamika CEO. “This town hall is the beginning of regular monthly meetings to assure implementation occurs. Please don’t stay home and think somebody else is going to change Oakland. … Continued
9:00 am Mobilize! Millions for Prisoners @ West Oakland BART
Mobilize! Millions for Prisoners @ West Oakland BART
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Oakland! This is the caravan of the summer, mobilizing the East Bay to the South Bay for #A19 #Millions4Prisoners march and rally. Come listen, learn, network, share, reach out, march, BUILD!!! DRIVERS and RIDERS: This will be a full day so SIGN UP EARLY!! Use the google form at the link to let us know your needs for transportation or comment on this event!!! Schedule: March with California Prison Focus & RISE UP FOR JUSTICE 9:00 am – Meet at West Oakland Station, depart 9:30am 11:00 am – Gather at Raymond Bernal Jr. Park 11:30 am … Continued
2:00 pm Sunflower Alliance: Banners Over I-80 @ I-80 Pedestrian Overpass
Sunflower Alliance: Banners Over I-80 @ I-80 Pedestrian Overpass
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Banner Over I-80 with Our Messages to the World, Aug 19 Join Animals Against Extinction, the Sunflower Alliance art group, to get our messages out to tens of thousands of people driving on Route 80. Show them we have a vibrant progressive movement pushing hard for a just and sustainable world. Every time we banner we get lots of honks and waves. We’ll have banners saying RESIST PERSIST, WTF! THERE IS NO PLANET B, IMMIGRANTS R US, NO BAN NO WALL and a new one, SINGLE PAYER Its lots of … Continued
3:00 pm BLUE RIBBON PANEL: REFORMING URBAN SHIELD @ South Berkeley Senior Center
BLUE RIBBON PANEL: REFORMING URBAN SHIELD @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Please join us for a discussion on reforming Urban Shield with distinguished panelists David Muhammad, Reggie Lyles, Tracy Rosenberg, and Elliot Hosman. D a v i d  M u h a m m a d  i s  a  n a t i o n a l  l e a d e r  i n  t h e  f i e l d s  o f  c r i m i n a l j u s t i c e , v i o l e n c e  p … Continued