Events

Boots Riley: Art, Culture and Resistance

Saturday, June 16, 6pm Redstone Building, 2940 16th St. San Francisco One block from 16th Street BART Provocative and prolific, Boots Riley has written lyrics as the frontman of underground favorites The Coup for two decades. An activist, educator, and emcee, Riley’s singular lyrical stylings combine hip-hop poetics, radical politics, and the wry humor of the everyman — all woven-through with Bay Area swag. Boots’ book, Lyrics in Context, 1993-2012, is forthcoming and will be available in August from Haymarket Books. Join us for an evening with Boots. We will discuss the crises facing … Continued

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SATURDAY JUNE 16 – RE-IMAGINE THE OCCUPY OAKLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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Join us for the first gathering to begin re-imagining the General Assembly on Saturday June 16 at Mosswood Park, starting with music and food at 1:00pm. Please fill out our survey to share you thoughts on the GA: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8YDSBC2 Please spread the word. The group planning this gathering meets on Fridays from 6 to 8 at Cafe Madrid, 2001 Broadway in Oakland. We welcome additional help with logistics, outreach and design planning. 31722

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Occupy the Farm Planter Box Rally • Saturday 5-19-12 3PM

Followed by a Community Forum on Visions for Food Sovereignty and Food Justice 3 PM – Gather at the Gill Tract South Side: Monroe St. at San Pablo Ave The Planter Box Rally will highlight that land access is fundamental to growing food in an urban environment. UC Berkeley may have forced the public off of the Gill Tract, yet still we farm. The community forum will contextualize the Gill Tract within the larger scope of food sovereignty and food justice issues that affect people throughout the Bay Area and … Continued

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Support Blueford family at City Council meeting Tuesday, May 15th – 6:00 pm

During the early morning hours of May 6, 2012, Alan Blueford was murdered by an OPD officer, whose name has yet to be released. His family is now seeking justice for his death. Pack the City Council meeting this Tuesday, May 15th, at 6:00 pm. It is located at 14th and Broadway in downtown Oakland. Show your support in your presence and voice for all of our sons and daughters of Oakland. 31252

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Occupy the Farm – all night May 9-10

Mobilize tonight, May 9th-10th, for an entire night of farming, potluck, and to maintain and preserve open access to the land. March from North Berkeley BART at 6:30 PM. (See map below) We will be farming all night long, continuing the water march to make sure that our food crops grow healthy and strong! Come in shifts or stay the whole night. Sleep in a tent on the tract or outside of the gates. Poncho Ramos will help facilitate a midnight meditation on the agricultural land at midnight. Farmland is … Continued

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May Day Events: Highlights & Links

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International Worker’s Day and Immigrants’ Rights Day. Occupy Los Angeles has called for a General Strike on May 1st, an action which Occupy Oakland has endorsed. More information here. Tentative schedule here. Posters and flyers here and here. Synposis: 6AM: Support the Golden Gate bridge workers via pickets and rallies (appears that the Occupy the Bridge action called off as of 4-30-12 but buses will still leave from 19th & Telegraph to occupy the Golden Gate Bridge.)  More info here and here. 9AM – NOON: 3-4 morning actions, Some events … Continued

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POETRY FOR THE PEOPLE at Oscar Grant Plaza, May 1, starting at noon.

From David and Sara (re-posted) Our idea is to maintain a continuous presence at the plaza starting at 12noon.  This will provide a place to see friendly faces, to check in on arrival, to hang out during the day & to regroup after actions. For those who have been unsure about how to engage with Occupy in recent months, we aim to provide a way to plug in — by convening with your friends ! I’d also like to suggest that we bring down poems to hand out — if … Continued

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Take Over the Wells Fargo Shareholder Meeting April 24, 10 am

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When: April 24, 2012 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Where: Merchants Exchange Building 465 California St San Francisco,CA 94104 Meet at Justin Herman Plaza Near the Embarcadero BART where Market St. ends at Stuart March to Merchants Exchange Building 465 California St. Wells Fargo profits at the cost of our communities: America’s Biggest Tax Dodger – Hoarding billions of tax dollars that should be paying for public services and putting America back to work Leads in Foreclosure – Continuing to foreclose on families in an economy it helped to … Continued

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GA Clearinghouse – Wednesday 4/25, 6pm

** In case of serious rain the clearing house will be across the street from Oscar Grant Plaza indoors at : Unite Here- Hotel Employees and Restaurant Suite 208, 1440 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612 It might get a little tight, but it will be dry. See you there. ** Many Occupy Oakland committees as well as many other groups in the Bay are in the midst of organizing actions and events for this spring and summer that we are all excited about. We have been looking forward to sharing information … Continued

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