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5:30 am Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ by the statues
Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ by the statues
Oct 13 @ 5:30 am – 7:00 am
Our weekly open meeting for members and supporters to discuss the weeks tasks and projects. Come get plugged into ongoing housing defense work! We have abundant and varied work for all folks in any number of meaningful projects. Rain location: SF Pizza, 1500 Broadway, Oakland 46745
5:30 am Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ 19th & Telegraph, in the park by the statues
Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ 19th & Telegraph, in the park by the statues
Oct 13 @ 5:30 am – 7:00 am
Our weekly open meeting for members and supporters to discuss the week’s tasks and projects. Come get plugged into ongoing housing defense work! We have abundant and varied work for all folks in any number of meaningful projects. Rain location: SF Pizza, 1500 Broadway, Oakland50026
10:00 am Come out on SUNDAY to the Gill Tract Farm for a Community Field Day!
Come out on SUNDAY to the Gill Tract Farm for a Community Field Day!
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Come out on SUNDAY to the Gill Tract Farm for a Community Field Day!
Come out on SUNDAY to the Gill Tract Farm for a Community Field Day! THIS SUNDAY:  Oct 13th, 10am-4pm. For the first time, a community event is being planned between the College of Natural Resources and a coalition of community groups (which includes Occupy the Farm), to discuss what we’d like to see happen on the Gill Tract!  1.5 Acres has been allocated for the project, so come check it out and let’s brainstorm!   SCHEDULE 10:00 Opening Ceremony 10:10 Welcome! Glenda Humiston,USDA Rural Development California State Director Keith Gilless, Dean, UC Berkeley College of … Continued
10:00 am Occupy the Farm: Family Day and Community Forum at the Gill Tract. @ Gill Tract (Jackson & Ahlone entrance)
Occupy the Farm: Family Day and Community Forum at the Gill Tract. @ Gill Tract (Jackson & Ahlone entrance)
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 AM – Open Field. Play, Check out workshops. 12:00 Noon – Lunch & bakeoff. 1:00 PM – Storytelling. 2:00 PM – Community Forum. Share ideas for next season’s projects. Facebook page and color poster.52632
5:00 pm Using Eminent Domain to Prevent Foreclosures in Richmond: A Talk by Mike Parker. @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Using Eminent Domain to Prevent Foreclosures in Richmond: A Talk by Mike Parker. @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Mike Parker will give an overview of the innovative program, “Richmond CARES”, which was proposed by Richmond’s Green Mayor Gayle McLaughlin to use the City’s power of eminent domain to benefit underwater homeowners. Mike Parker is an organizer with Richmond Progressive Alliance. He is the editor of RPA’s website and newsletter. RPA works with the Mayor and Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) in the program to stop blight, keep neighborhoods stable, stop foreclosures, and increase community wealth. Topics to be discussed include: – What is Richmond CARES? – … Continued
6:00 pm Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office | Berkeley | California | United States
The Post Office has put the Berkeley Post Office up for sale!! Come and help plan our next actions in defense of our post office and against privatization. Last week we learned that perfidious Post Office Executives, who only the week before had sent a letter to the Berkeley City Council offering to negotiate until at least November 12th, had had CBRE (Richard Blum’s company) list the downtown Berkeley Post Office for sale. Check out the video of Peter Byrne’s talk last week at our Save the Post Office Rally! … Continued
6:00 pm Occupy Forum: Brutal and Unequal @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Occupy Forum: Brutal and Unequal @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Brutal and Unequal: Disruption, Precarity and the New Tech Boom with Darwin Bond-Graham and Ryan Smith “The tech sector,” said sociologist and writer Darwin Bond-Graham, “has obtained a strategic power over the rest of the economy … Flows of income and distributions of wealth have been equally transformed by the rise of the tech-centric economy, as by the rise of finance.” The ideology of the new tech boom is disruption, “a code word for forms of sabotage that benefit a few monopolizing corporations,” Bond-Graham said. A key to fighting back … Continued
6:30 pm Capitalism is Broken: Can We Workers Win Something Better. @ First Christian Church
Capitalism is Broken: Can We Workers Win Something Better. @ First Christian Church
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Discussion sponsored by the ISO. There are many specters haunting Oakland–from BART managers who care more about beating the union than running the trains to police harassment, from low wages and lost jobs to drug war violence. For young people looking for work, as for homeowners struggling to pay mortgages, capitalism offers only bad choices. Democratic politicians we elect, like Republicans, pay more attention to the rich who give them money than to our real needs, while most of us don’t even theoretically have a say in how real estate … Continued
11:45 am Let’s Up the Pay, East Bay! @ Wendy's
Let’s Up the Pay, East Bay! @ Wendy's
Oct 15 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Rally with Fast Food Workers as we hold Fast Food companies accountable! While the fast food industry makes billions in profits, hard-working fast food workers are struggling to afford their basic needs like food, clothing and rent, and often rely on public assistance. Fast food companies rely on the fact that taxpayers will pick up the slack for their low wages. This is outrageous. Let’s hold fast food companies accountable.52971
12:00 pm Day of Solidarity With the Colombian Resistance @ Consulado de Colombia
Day of Solidarity With the Colombian Resistance @ Consulado de Colombia
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
End all U.S. military aid to Colombia, and close the U.S. military bases Repeal the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade agreement End the Repression of the Agrarian, Labor and Popular Movements! Free Hubert Ballesteros; unionist, peasant rights and peace activist! Support negotiations with Colombian popular movements Stop the exploitation of Colombian human and natural resources by U.S. corporations, including Chiquita, Drummond, and Monsanto Colombia has suffered from mass repression, poverty, and displacement, among other things, for many years but the resistance has grown and unified. After a long peasant movement in Catatumbo … Continued
4:00 pm SUPPORT JUSTICE FOR KAYLA MOORE! Press Conference & Rally. @ Veteran's Memorial Bldg
SUPPORT JUSTICE FOR KAYLA MOORE! Press Conference & Rally. @ Veteran's Memorial Bldg
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm
SUPPORT JUSTICE FOR KAYLA MOORE! Copwatch to Release Findings of People’s Investigation PEOPLE’S INVESTIGATION REPORT FINDS BERKELEY POLICE AND INADEQUATE POLICIES RESPONSIBLE FOR IN-CUSTODY DEATH. Press Conference and Rally Demand that Police Review Commission to hold Special Hearing into the Death Of Kayla Moore. According to a detailed report just released by a People’s Investigation, the in-custody death of Xavier Christopher Moore never should have happened. A coalition of groups and individuals will convene in front of the Police Review Commission offices on Wednesday October 16th at 4pm to submit … Continued
5:00 pm Save CCSF Coalition Meeting @ Ocean Campus, Science Bldg, Rm 204
Save CCSF Coalition Meeting @ Ocean Campus, Science Bldg, Rm 204
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Discuss next actions and organizational steps in the fight to save City College. Save CCSF Events Calendar. Ocean Campus Map and other info. The Ocean Campus is located adjacent to the Balboa BART station.52984
3:00 pm Stop Deportations: Urgent Day of Action. @ Sydney Walton Square
Stop Deportations: Urgent Day of Action. @ Sydney Walton Square
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm
While Congress shuts down the Government and delays immigration reform, our communities continue to be terrorized by ICE. Stop the unjust detentions and deportations. Tweet announcing the event. 53193
5:30 pm Protest Gov. Jerry Brown’s Environmental Award! @ Parc 55 Hotel
Protest Gov. Jerry Brown’s Environmental Award! @ Parc 55 Hotel
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
*He signed SB 4, which will frack up CA *He supports the Delta tunnels diverting water to Big Ag and Big Oil *He refuses to reject REDD carbon credits, which will devastate indigenous communities around the world. On Oct. 17, Governor Jerry Brown is being given the Right Stuff environmental award by the Blue Green Alliance. Brown just gutted and signed SB4 which will ramp up fracking in the state. He has declared war on CEQA, the environmental review law that is our last resort against polluters. And he is … Continued
7:30 pm The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness with Michelle Alexander @ Nourse theater
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness with Michelle Alexander @ Nourse theater
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
California Institute for Integral Studies Presents a Lecture by Michelle Alexander. Michelle Alexander is breaking the silence about racial injustice in the American legal system. In her book, The New Jim Crow, she explores the cultural biases that still exist, and how segregation has been replaced by mass incarceration. Currently there are more African Americans in prison than were enslaved in 1850. She blames the drug war for many of these, as people are then labeled as felons and stuck in an endless cycle of discrimination. How can they improve … Continued
1:00 am Bart Picket Begins Early: 1:00 AM @ Lake Merritt Bart
Bart Picket Begins Early: 1:00 AM @ Lake Merritt Bart
Oct 18 @ 1:00 am – Oct 18 @ 11:00 pm
According to this tweet by Lauren Riot Bart picketing will begin at 1:00 AM at the Lake Merritt BART station.53269
4:00 am BART Pickets, BART Rally @ Lake Merritt Bart
BART Pickets, BART Rally @ Lake Merritt Bart
Oct 18 @ 4:00 am – Oct 18 @ 11:45 pm
According to email from an SEIU organizer: Pickets Start At 4:00 AM at the following BART Locations Lake Merritt (Major Staging Area) Richmond Concord BART Command Station Opens at Midnight, 100 Oak Street 510-350-4568 BART Hotline 510-350-4550 Friday, Noon Rally Lake Merritt 53270
12:00 pm BART Workers Rally @ Lake Merritt Bart
BART Workers Rally @ Lake Merritt Bart
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday, Noon Rally Lake Merritt Facebook Page & RSVP. BART Command Station Opens at Midnight, 100 Oak Street 510-350-4568 BART Hotline 510-350-455053271
5:00 pm Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity @ Outside Jerry Brown's condo.
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity @ Outside Jerry Brown's condo.
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
People will be staffing a table with information about California solitary confinement conditions in solidarity with the suspended prisoners’ hunger strike. Come on down and hang out and help pass out literature. 53179
5:00 pm Call for BART Worker Supporters. @ Port of Oakland, Piers 30-32, out beyond Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
Call for BART Worker Supporters. @ Port of Oakland, Piers 30-32, out beyond Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All supporters of the BART workers and the right to picket please assemble at Piers 30-32 at 5 pm. Also a tweet: lauren riot ‏@laurenriot #BARTstrike support action at 5pm is MOVED! Instead of West O #BART meet at Berths 30-32/Middle Harbor Park for Port of O action! Here is a map of the port. Here’s an account of what’s happened: There was a successful picket line this morning called by striking members of ATU 1555 (with supporters from other unions and TWSC ) Members of ILWU 10 honored the … Continued
6:00 pm UN Official Juan Mendez: The Intersection of Solitary Confinement and Human Rights. @ UC Campus: Valley Life Sciences Building, RM 2060
UN Official Juan Mendez: The Intersection of Solitary Confinement and Human Rights. @ UC Campus: Valley Life Sciences Building, RM 2060
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
United Nations special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Juan Mendez will engage with families of incarcerated prisoners in solitary confinement, students, faculty, and advocates/allies to explore: Is solitary confinement as practiced by the California Department of Corrections cruel punishment and torture? This unofficial visit by Mr. Mendez, who has spoken out publicly about the use of solitary confinement in California prisons, presents an opportunity to engage all campus and community in a dialogue around the use of solitary confinement in our state’s prisons. … Continued
7:00 pm The Great Postal Strike: Talk by labor activist David Welsh. @ OutofLine Social Space (near Adeline & 45th)
The Great Postal Strike: Talk by labor activist David Welsh. @ OutofLine Social Space (near Adeline & 45th)
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Great 1970 Postal Strike, which shut down the mail system throughout the United States for the better part of a week. This biggest Wildcat Strike in US history resulted in big gains for postal workers – from poverty-level job to a decent job. What were the conditions that gave rise to the strike? What are the lessons for today? Talk by postal union activist David Welsh, and a short film about the 1970 Postal Strike. 53216
11:00 am FUKUSHIMA IS HERE @ Ocean Beach
FUKUSHIMA IS HERE @ Ocean Beach
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
More info & RSVP. On October 19th, hundreds of people will align their bodies to create a human mural spelling out “FUKUSHIMA IS HERE” and then be photographed from the air. We want you with us. We will arrange ourselves in 100-foot tall lettering. Our aim is to bring awareness to the continuing damage and mismanagement of Fukushima nuclear power plant. Please arrive in the vicinity by 10:45 a.m. Helicopter overhead at noon sharp. Event finished by approx 12:15. BRING: A blanket or tarp to lie down on while we … Continued
12:00 pm Global Frackdown II @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Global Frackdown II @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Stand up for your air, water, climate and community. The Global Frackdown will unite concerned citizens everywhere for a day of action, calling for a ban on fracking across the globe. More info. Global Frackdown website.53222
3:00 pm New Documentary: The Battle for Oscar Grant Plaza. @ New Parkway Theatre
New Documentary: The Battle for Oscar Grant Plaza. @ New Parkway Theatre
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm
THE BATTLE FOR OSCAR GRANT PLAZA is a short documentary by Jacob Crawford about how the City of Oakland and its Police tried to shut down the budding “Occupy Wall Street” movement, turning downtown Oakland into a teargas filled war zone and injuring numerous people. Police video obtained in discovery in the National Lawyers Guild’s successful lawsuit and interviews with activists and journalists about their experiences, tell the real story of the disastrous Fall, 2011, police actions that pushed the troubled OPD to the brink of federal receivership. Co-produced by … Continued
6:30 pm Low Wage Capitalism: 2nd in a series of Three Classes. @ Workers World Offices, Oakland (#411, ring buzzer)
Low Wage Capitalism: 2nd in a series of Three Classes. @ Workers World Offices, Oakland (#411, ring buzzer)
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
What the new globalized, high-tech imperialism means for the class struggle in the U.S. http://www.lowwagecapitalism.com/ 2nd in series of three classes We will cover section 2 of 3 this week. If you missed session 1, no worries, you’ll be able to follow the discussion with no problem. Facebook event & RSVP.53301