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5:00 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!
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 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
5:00 pm 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 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 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
12:00 am 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 14 @ 12:00 am – 1:30 am
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
1:00 am 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 15 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
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
1:30 am 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 15 @ 1:30 am – 4:00 am
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
6:45 pm Let’s Up the Pay, East Bay! @ Wendy's
Let’s Up the Pay, East Bay! @ Wendy's
Oct 15 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 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
7:00 pm Day of Solidarity With the Colombian Resistance @ Consulado de Colombia
Day of Solidarity With the Colombian Resistance @ Consulado de Colombia
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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
11:00 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 @ 11:00 pm – Oct 17 @ 12:00 am
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
10:00 pm Stop Deportations: Urgent Day of Action. @ Sydney Walton Square
Stop Deportations: Urgent Day of Action. @ Sydney Walton Square
Oct 17 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 18 @ 12:00 am
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
12:30 am Protest Gov. Jerry Brown’s Environmental Award! @ Parc 55 Hotel
Protest Gov. Jerry Brown’s Environmental Award! @ Parc 55 Hotel
Oct 18 @ 12:30 am – 2:00 am
*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
2:30 am 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 18 @ 2:30 am – 4:30 am
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
7:00 pm BART Workers Rally @ Lake Merritt Bart
BART Workers Rally @ Lake Merritt Bart
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 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
12:00 am Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity @ Outside Jerry Brown's condo.
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity @ Outside Jerry Brown's condo.
Oct 19 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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
12:00 am 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 19 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am
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
1:00 am 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 19 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am
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
2:00 am 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 19 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am
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
6:00 pm FUKUSHIMA IS HERE @ Ocean Beach
FUKUSHIMA IS HERE @ Ocean Beach
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 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
7:00 pm Global Frackdown II @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Global Frackdown II @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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
10:00 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 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 20 @ 12:30 am
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
1:30 am 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 20 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am
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