Events

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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Kingian Nonviolence Training – Berkeley – April 21st and 22nd, 2012 – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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Please join us for a 2-day Training in Kingian Nonviolence on April 21st & 22nd, 10 AM – 6 PM, in Berkeley. The fee is self-determined. To register, please email us at: zannevents@gmail.com. The History of Kingian Nonviolence On April 3, 1968, Dr. King was in Memphis, Tennessee, where he gave the renowned “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech to a packed audience. After returning to his room at the Lorraine Motel, he was talking with several of his closest advisers when he had a revelation. He said that the next step … Continued

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Hoodie and Hijab March After OO BBQ – Oakland – Saturday, April 7, 2012 – 7:30 PM

HOODIE & HIJAB MARCH following this Saturday’s BBQ – April 7 – 7:30pm

Saturday, April 7, 2012: Lil’ Bobby Hutton Day HOODIE & HIJAB MARCH in memory of all the victims of capitalist America’s racist police state. 7:30pm after the Occupy Oakland BBQ Lil’ Bobby Hutton (De Fremery) Park – 16th & Adeline, Oakland Bring your hoodie, hijab, or head covering as we march downtown to Oscar Grant Plaza. Organized by the OO BBQ Assembly. oobbq.org occupyoakland.org RIP Lil’ Bobby Hutton Oscar Grant Trayvon Martin Shaima Al Awadhi and all the others… 27085

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First National Transportation Day of Action – Fruitvale, Oakland – Wednesday, April 4, 2012 – 4:30 PM

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We, the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment’s Riders for Transit Justice (ACCE/RTJ), are calling for nationwide demonstrations on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012, to highlight the amount of money being given to banks to pay extraordinarily high interest rates on swap fees. This is in conjunction with Occupy MBTA/Boston and many other cities. Fruitvale Transit Village, at bus stops on International Blvd. 4/4/12 4:30 p.m. We are also going to have actions in Oakland regarding our local buses. $53 million annually in swap fees is being paid to the big … Continued

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Last BBQ and Speak Out – De Fremery Park, Oakland – Saturday, April 7, 2012 – 3:00 to 7:00 PM

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Occupy Oakland is having its last BBQ in West Oakland at Lil Bobby Hutton Park (De Fremery Park) at 18th and Adeline, from 3-7pm, this Saturday, April 7, 2012. Everyone has been so amazing and we really have been pulling it together; thank you so much for your efforts and contributions. We will be cooking this Friday, April 6, 2012, at the First Congregational Church of Oakland on 27th and Harrison, from 11am-3pm. It was a lot of fun last time, so if you want to come help cook and … Continued

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SF Commune Emergency March – SF Civic Center to 888 Turk – Tuesday, April 2, 2012 – 10 AM, 12 PM, and 5 PM

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The SF Commune is calling for an emergency march which meets at 10 AM, Noon, and 5 PM for a GA. It will span from the Civic Center, to 888 Turk (Gough and Turk), to the occupied SF Commune building. Come join us! Bring food, water, and other useful things! Also, if you can’t come, you can call the Archdiocese of San Francisco at: (415) 614-5500, and politely ask that they negotiate with us in person and that we claim sanctuary! Include that we are using this building to feed and … Continued

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Demonstration Against Chevron Richmond – Richmond BART Station – Friday, April 20, 2012 – 5:00 PM

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The General Assembly of Occupy Oakland endorses and cosponsors the April 20, 2012 demonstration against Chevron Richmond. The demonstration will be held on Friday evening, April 20, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Richmond BART station. We will march to a rally at Richmond Civic Center. This demonstration adds to the ongoing community activism in Richmond directed at the ways Chevron has been a bad neighbor. Chevron is a perfect example of how the 1% destroys the health and well-being of the 99%. In the case of Richmond, this includes … Continued

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