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7:00 pm A Conscious Commons Festival at the Berkeley Post Office. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
A Conscious Commons Festival at the Berkeley Post Office. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
“Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.” ― Dalai Lama XIV A Conscious Commons Festival As you may know, the US Postal Service is trying to sell and privatize Berkeley’s Downtown Post Office.   Community members continue to mobilize to save our commons in what has become a national effort. We are involved in spreading the word through festivals and action and by participating in judicial and political efforts … Continued
1:00 am David Rovics & Eric Drooker Benefit Concert for Tristan Anderson @ The Art House
David Rovics & Eric Drooker Benefit Concert for Tristan Anderson @ The Art House
Feb 24 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am
David Rovics & Eric Drooker Benefit Concert for Tristan Anderson @ The Art House | Berkeley | California | United States
David Rovics, Eric Drooker & Tristan Anderson will perform together on Sunday, Feb. 23rd at the Art House in Berkeley, 2905 Shattuck Ave. The event will be a benefit for Justice 4 Tristan. Schedule: 5 PM                   Potluck dinner 6 PM                   Welcoming 6:15-6:45            Tristan Anderson slide show 6:45-7:15             David Rovics  amplified set 7:15-8:00             Eric Drooker Multimedia Performance 8PM-…..               David Rovics acoutic set David Rovics is a great folk singer of songs of social significance.  You can download most of his music at his web site or … Continued
11:00 pm Stop the Drones! Protest, Rally, Talks near Beale Air Force Base near Sacramento. @ Beale Air Force Base, north of Sacramento
Stop the Drones! Protest, Rally, Talks near Beale Air Force Base near Sacramento. @ Beale Air Force Base, north of Sacramento
Feb 24 @ 11:00 pm – Feb 25 @ 1:00 am
Col. Ann Wright, peace activist “extraordinaire,”  coming to Occupy Beale AFB this month. Please join us for one or both days!  Together we can stop the War Machine and ground those drones for good! For three years activists have been gathering monthly at Beale AFB, near Marysville, CA. This month Col. (ret.) Ann Wright joins us to protest and will be speaking at several local events. Monday, February 24th Protest/Vigil: 3-5 p.m. at Wheatland Gate, (Intersection of So. Beale Rd. and Ostrom Rd.) 5:30 p.m. Teach-in and Encampment at Main Gate (N. … Continued
2:00 am Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Feb 25 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office | Berkeley | California | United States
The Postal Service has put the Berkeley Post Office up for sale!! The Postal Service has started to outsource Post Office services to Staples, replacing union jobs with low-paying, low benefit work. And we’re fighting against both! Come help us plan our next steps. The City Council is on a path to pass some sort of Zoning Overlay which may protect the Post Office against various commercial uses, or be totally ineffective. We need to stay on top of it. The American Postal Workers Union is planning more actions against … Continued
2:00 am Occupy Forum: David Rovics in Concert. @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Occupy Forum: David Rovics in Concert. @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Feb 25 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 am
David Rovics tours on four continents, playing for audiences large and small at cafes, pubs, college campuses, churches, union halls and protest rallies. Many activists consider him a leading voice of the Occupy Movement in that he has visited and performed at 30 Occupy tent cities throughout the U.S. Our Steve Jacobson traveled to Mendocino with David last year and says whether David is performing for an audience of 10 people or 100, he gives it his all. This should be really great; inspiring and galvanizing. 54932
3:00 am Forums on the New Dangers of Extreme Energy, from Canada to Contra Costa @ First Baptist Church in Pittsburg
Forums on the New Dangers of Extreme Energy, from Canada to Contra Costa @ First Baptist Church in Pittsburg
Feb 25 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
The Sunflower Alliance is pleased to host a series of forums in northern Contra Costa County on the dangers of the fossil fuel industry’s turn to extreme energy in recent years. CoCoCo and Benicia are home to five refineries, specializing in the dirtiest and heaviest crude oils, and the industry has proposed five major projects to expand refineries and bring in crude oil by train. In Pittsburg, Martinez, and Richmond, we will have panel discussions with experts and community activists, featuring a special guest from Lac-Mégantic, Canada, which suffered a devastating oil train explosion … Continued
12:00 am Solidarity with Korean General Strike! Hands Off Korean Workers @ Korean Consulate
Solidarity with Korean General Strike! Hands Off Korean Workers @ Korean Consulate
Feb 26 @ 12:00 am – 1:30 am
Hundreds of thousands of Korean workers are striking F25 to defend the basic right to organize unions and their right to strike. In December some 5000 police were sent to the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions headquarter; 138 unionists were arrested, rail workers were fired upon, and the union was fined millions of dollars for “obstructing business.” We demand: Free all jailed workers. No reprisals, rehired fired workers, drop charges and fines. Stop government repression against unions Defend the right to strike and stop privatizaion. 54908
7:00 pm Oakland Privacy Group: Privacy Policy & Coordination Working Meeting. @ Sudo Room (entrance on 22nd St, buzzer)
Oakland Privacy Group: Privacy Policy & Coordination Working Meeting. @ Sudo Room (entrance on 22nd St, buzzer)
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
On February 26th (6pm-8pm) the City of Oakland will host a session in City Council Chambers for “Public Input to the DAC Privacy Policy Framework.” The Oakland Privacy Working Group will conduct a meeting the day before (Tuesday, February 25th 7pm) at the Sudo Room. If you are an active participant please attend this meeting. We will be discussing and solidifying our overall approach and plan for addressing City Council as one voice. Note: Our regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 28th, at 8:30 PM in the same … Continued
7:30 pm March on Greed in SF: Housing is a Human Right. @ 24th St. BART, SF
March on Greed in SF: Housing is a Human Right. @ 24th St. BART, SF
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
SAN FRANCISCO TENANTS’ GROUPS TO HOLD “MARCH ON GREED” IN PROTEST OF LOCAL LANDLORD AND “SERIAL EVICTOR” San Francisco –  Next Wednesday, February 26, a coalition of tenants’ rights activists and and local economic justice groups, led by the rising direct action group Eviction Free San Francisco, will hold a march in protest of a local landlord Kaushik Dattani, who has been receiving increased notoriety as a “serial evictor” due to him recently being added to the “dirty dozen” by the Anti Eviction Mapping Project, for being one of the … Continued
12:00 am Hoodies Up! 2 Years Since the Murder of Trayvon Martin. @ Fruitvale Bart Station Plaza
Hoodies Up! 2 Years Since the Murder of Trayvon Martin. @ Fruitvale Bart Station Plaza
Feb 27 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am
Rally & March. We Aer All Trayvon Martin. The whole Damn System is Guilty. Youth Are Not Suspects, They Are Human Beings. Facebook page & RSVP. The murder of Trayvon Martin was, and still is, a towering outrage. Remember: when the verdict came down many thousands rejected the call for “calm reflection” from Obama and others and took to the streets in outrage. Many more asked: Why does this happen? And, what can we do about it? There is a challenge before us: What kind of world are we going … Continued
2:00 am Public Hearing on DAC “Privacy Policy.” Speak Out Against the Madness! @ City Council Chambers
Public Hearing on DAC “Privacy Policy.” Speak Out Against the Madness! @ City Council Chambers
Feb 27 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Come speak out on a “privacy policy” that allows the City of Oakland to violate our 1st and 4th amendment rights with impunity. Staff is taking a new and aggressive approach to public engagement around this draft framework. Distribution of this framework will happen via EngageOakland, a survey monkey, and broad dissemination via the Neighborhood Service Coordinators. This framework is being disseminated for a thirty day public comment period. During that time period there will be two public meetings scheduled for Wednesday, February 26th in City Council Chambers, and Thursday, … Continued
2:30 am Forums on the New Dangers of Extreme Energy, from Canada to Contra Costa @ Veteran's Memorial Bldg
Forums on the New Dangers of Extreme Energy, from Canada to Contra Costa @ Veteran's Memorial Bldg
Feb 27 @ 2:30 am – 4:30 am
The Sunflower Alliance is pleased to host a series of forums in northern Contra Costa County on the dangers of the fossil fuel industry’s turn to extreme energy in recent years. CoCoCo and Benicia are home to five refineries, specializing in the dirtiest and heaviest crude oils, and the industry has proposed five major projects to expand refineries and bring in crude oil by train. In Pittsburg, Martinez, and Richmond, we will have panel discussions with experts and community activists, featuring a special guest from Lac-Mégantic, Canada, which suffered a devastating oil train explosion … Continued
3:00 am Venezuela Update. @ La Pena Cultural Center (2 blocks from Ashby BART)
Venezuela Update. @ La Pena Cultural Center (2 blocks from Ashby BART)
Feb 27 @ 3:00 am – 4:30 am
Come to this event to find out what’s going on in Venezuela. For another source that is not from the “elite” point-of-view, see http://venezuelanalysis.com/54988
4:30 am Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting @ The Sudoroom
Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting @ The Sudoroom
Feb 27 @ 4:30 am – 5:45 am
Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting @ The Sudoroom | Oakland | California | United States
NOTE: We are meeting at 8:30 tonight so we can attend the first public meeting on the DAC “privacy” policy. http://oaklandwiki.org/Public_Meeting_on_DAC_Privacy_Policy Join Oakland Privacy Working Group to organize against the Domain Awareness Center (DAC), Oakland’s citywide networked mass surveillance hub. We aim to have 2 monthly meetings, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 6:30 at the SUDOROOM.  Stop by and learn how you can help guard Oakland’s right not to be spied on by the government & if you are interested in joining the Oakland Privacy Working Group email listserv, send … Continued
11:00 pm Speak out against a proposed coal export terminal at Jack London Square @ Port of Oakland Commissioners' Meeting (2nd floor)
Speak out against a proposed coal export terminal at Jack London Square @ Port of Oakland Commissioners' Meeting (2nd floor)
Feb 27 @ 11:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 1:00 am
 A Kentucky-based company called Bowie Resource Partners wants to turn Oakland’s Jack London Square into a hub for shipping dirty coal to Asia. CREDO activists have helped fight off similar proposals in Oregon and Washington over the past few years, but the coal industry is desperate to ship its dirty product overseas, so it is now targeting California for coal exports. The Port of Oakland’s Board of Commissioners will be discussing the proposal at its meeting on Thursday � and it wants to hear whatt local residents think. Can you … Continued
3:00 am Sneek Peek Preview of ‘Occupy the Farm’ Documentary @ 210 Wheeler Hall
Sneek Peek Preview of ‘Occupy the Farm’ Documentary @ 210 Wheeler Hall
Feb 28 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
  We are truly excited to share this sneak peak with our organizing community: this will be the Bay Area’s first opportunity to get a look at the almost-final cut of the full-length Occupy the Farm documentary.  Director Todd Darling will be in attendance to answer questions and solicit feedback.  If you’d like to see this movie finished and in distribution soon, please consider contributing so that can happen:http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/occupy-the-farm55000
2:30 am Fed Up Friday: Taking Aim at the Federal Reserve. @ Federal Reserve Building, near Embarcadero
Fed Up Friday: Taking Aim at the Federal Reserve. @ Federal Reserve Building, near Embarcadero
Mar 1 @ 2:30 am – 3:30 am
 Across the country, people who are Fed Up with the Federal Reserve are gathering for Fed Up Fridays.  This month, the focus is on labor.  The Federal Reserve has a mandate to maintain maximum employment.  So where are the jobs?   It is clear that the Federal Reserve serves the interests of the banks first and foremost, ahead of all other mandates. That is not surprising, since the Federal Reserve is 100% owned by Wall Street banks.  Until we change the system to issue debt free sovereign money that will … Continued
3:00 am Report Back from the Zapatista Little School @ Station 40, Apt B, up a flight of stairs
Report Back from the Zapatista Little School @ Station 40, Apt B, up a flight of stairs
Mar 1 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
A panel of alumni from the Zapatista Little School who traveled to Mexico as part of a delegation from Oakland will be talking about their experiences with the Zapatistas. The Little School is a recent initiative by the Zapatistas to invite thousands of participants from around the world to come to the Zapatista territories, stay in the homes of Zapatista families, work alongside the Zapatistas, and study the Zapatista approach to autonomy. We stayed in communities across the breadth of the Zapatista territory, from the mountains to the jungle, and … Continued
6:00 pm Collect Signatures for $12.25/hr Minimum Wage Ballot Initiative. @ Oakland ACCE offices
Collect Signatures for $12.25/hr Minimum Wage Ballot Initiative. @ Oakland ACCE offices
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ballot Initiative to Lift Up Oakland! Join community members, workers, small business owners, students, and faith leaders who are uniting to lift up our City with a voter ballot initiative to raise the the minimum wage and provide workers with paid sick days. Raise the Minimum Wage to $12.25! It’s time we make Oakland the kind of city that families can afford to put food on the table, keep a roof over our heads, and keep the lights on! Let’s ensure that workers can meet our basic needs. Provide Workers … Continued
7:00 pm Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition Meeting.
Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition Meeting.
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
JAB is currently focused on the demand that California Attorney General Kamala Harris do her job & prosecute ALL killer cops. Everyone is welcome, we will meet at The Alan Blueford Center for Justice at 2434 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, please check here for late changes. Our latest action was a civil disobedience “standin” at Oakland’s State Building that resulted in eight people being arrested, but the good news is that all the charges are being dropped. Upcoming events we will be discussing include – April 8 – Families United March on … Continued
12:00 pm Forums on the New Dangers of Extreme Energy, from Canada to Contra Costa @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Forums on the New Dangers of Extreme Energy, from Canada to Contra Costa @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Sunflower Alliance is pleased to host a series of forums in northern Contra Costa County on the dangers of the fossil fuel industry’s turn to extreme energy in recent years. CoCoCo and Benicia are home to five refineries, specializing in the dirtiest and heaviest crude oils, and the industry has proposed five major projects to expand refineries and bring in crude oil by train. In Pittsburg, Martinez, and Richmond, we will have panel discussions with experts and community activists, featuring a special guest from Lac-Mégantic, Canada, which suffered a devastating oil train explosion … Continued
11:00 pm Don’t stand for Sit/Lie in SF!! @ In front of Macy's
Don’t stand for Sit/Lie in SF!! @ In front of Macy's
Mar 1 @ 11:00 pm – Mar 2 @ 12:30 am
“First they came for the homeless…” Occupy / Sit-in against Sit/Lie law in front of Macy’s This is the second action of this campaign Don’t stand for Sit/Lie!! After the March Against Corruption this Saturday, join us in front of Macy’s SF Store on Union Square 54994
11:00 pm Film Screening: Stories from Women’s Liberation 1963-1970 @ berkeley downtown library, 3rd floor
Film Screening: Stories from Women’s Liberation 1963-1970 @ berkeley downtown library, 3rd floor
Mar 1 @ 11:00 pm – Mar 2 @ 1:00 am
 In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Berkeley Public Library will be hosting a screening of the documentary film Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation 1963-1970 followed by a Q&A with director Jennifer Lee. This film compiles footage and photographs collected and filmed by Lee over a nine year period including interviews with Betty Friedan, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (the Washington, D.C. delegate to Congress), Aileen Hernandez (the only woman to serve on the first Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), Kathie Sarachild (a leader in the consciousness-raising movement and Redstockings member), Frances M. Beal … Continued
1:30 am International Day in Solidarity with the Haitian People @ Humanist Hall
International Day in Solidarity with the Haitian People @ Humanist Hall
Mar 2 @ 1:30 am – 4:30 am
International Day in Solidarity with the Haitian People @ Humanist Hall | Oakland | California | United States
International Days in Solidarity with the Haitian People 10 years since the 2004 Coup … 210 years since Haiti’s Revolution * Stand with the People of Haiti – Eyewitness reports, drums, film, food, music We are approaching the 10th anniversary of the Feb. 29, 2004 coup d’etat, engineered by the US, France and Canada, which has left a brutal legacy of pain and destruction. This is an occasion that cries out to be seized upon by all who oppose the coup and support the popular movement. In Oakland, we in … Continued