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Jul
3
Sun
Eye-witness report on the Donbass region and Russia. @ Online
Jul 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Eye-witness report on the Donbass region and Russia.

Our speaker, John Parker began his trip to the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine on April 27 as part of a fact-finding mission organized by Struggle-La Lucha newspaper in the U.S. to gather eyewitness observations and testimony of Lugansk residents. He also visited Russia, where he conducted interviews and was present at the May 9 Victory Day parade, commemorating the defeat of Nazi Germany and honoring the 27 million Soviet people who died fighting fascism.
John Parker is the coordinator of the Harriet Tubman Center For Social Justice In Los Angeles  and a leading member of the Socialist Unity Party. He is also a member of Black Alliance for Peace and was a senatorial candidate on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket in the California primary election this June. John accompanied former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark on many anti-war delegations abroad. Parker was only 18 when he organized his first union election at a small steel plant in New Jersey. Having authored a $15 minimum wage ballot initiative in 2014, his organizing efforts helped to push the city to act on the minimum wage increase proposals in Los Angeles. He recently attended the inauguration of socialist President Xiomara Castro at the invitation of her Libre Party, due to his solidarity work with Honduras.

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69845
San Francisco World Naked Bike Ride Body Freedom Invitational @ Rincon Park
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come #JoinTheFun! & Celebrate Your ( #BareAsYouDare ) Body Freedom in the Independence Day Weekend #WNBRsf2022.
Check the @SFWNBR public twitter for the latest updates & route.map details or Our fb page at: https://www.facebook.com/wnbrsf/ .

11am Gathering
12pn/Noon START

As with previous San Francisco #WNBR rides this year, the Independence Day Weekend Ride on SUNDAY will roll encompass about 15miles ( over 2-3 hours, slow paced with stops ) passed several iconic nationally recognized tourist sites along the scenic Embarcadero ( Giants Stadium & Chase Center ) to City Hall for a brief photo op ( & nearby restroom pitstop ), through the Valencia Street Arts Festival to the infamous Castro Street / Neighborhood; the last leg of the ride for the willing & able will also include the rock & roll famous Haight Ashbury Neighborhood ( digs to Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, Janice Joplin & their shack mates ) & a few NUDIST FRIENDLY retail merchants. The afterParty will, as always be back in the Castro, where there is an extensive list of NUDIST FRIENDLY businesses who care more about our Green Backs than what’s we’re sporting on our backs & fronts.

There will be a small contingent rolling NUDE back to The Embarcadero in the afternoon for those who park their vehicles downtown.

All mobilities are welcome ( cyclists, skateboarders, roller skis, skaters, … even motorcycles & automobilists carrying #BareAsYouDare NUDIST or who wish the serve as marshals in the front or rear of the parade ).

Our GREAT Friends at @TheSequoians NUDIST/NATURIST club/resort/spa/retreat have graciously offered to give us 20 FREE INTRODUCTORY 7hr/DAY PASSES to give to the first 10 LADIES & 10 GENTS who complete the #BareAsYouDare Sunday 3 July Body Freedom #WNBRsf2022 in The Castro ( albeit it’s not a race, just fun leisurely roll ).

Come Join the Fun! It’s an experience like none other on Earth!

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All Out for Mumia! @ Dolores Park
Jul 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NOTE: During the Plague Year of 2020 GA will be held every week or two on Zoom. To find out the exact time a date get on the Occupy Oakland email list my sending an email to:

occupyoakland-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

 

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend to meet at 3:00 PM during the cooler months from November to early March after Daylights Savings Time.)

On every ‘last Sunday’ we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome.

OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over six years, since October 2011! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally. Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.

At the GA committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives come voluntarily report on past and future actions, with discussion. We encourage everyone participating in the Occupy Oakland GA to be part of at least one associated group, but it is by no means a requirement. If you like, just come and hear all the organizing being done! Occupy Oakland encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.

General Assembly Standard Agenda

Welcome & Introductions
Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
Announcements
(Optional) Discussion Topic

Occupy Oakland activities and contact info for some Bay Area Groups with past or present Occupy Oakland members.

Occupy Oakland Web Committee: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

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Jul
4
Mon
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Zoom Meeting
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Because of the COVID pandemic we will be meeting virtually via Zoom on the first Monday of the month.

Meeting ID: 828 0976 4186

If you wish to get the password please subscribe to the Oscar Grant Committee mailing list by sending an email to:

The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality & State Repression (OGC) is a grassroots democratic organization that was formed as a conscious united front for justice against police brutality. The OGC is involved in the struggle for police accountability and is committed to stopping police brutality.

In alliance with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) we organized the October 23, 2010 labor and community rally for Justice for Oscar Grant. On that day the ILWU shut down the Bay Area ports in solidarity. Our mission is to educate, organize and mobilize people against police and state repression. Sisters and brothers! The Oscar Grant Committee invites you to join us in this vital struggle.

We meet on the 1st Monday of each month
You can join our discussion list by sending a blank (doesn’t even need a subject) email to

oscargrantcommittee-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

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Jul
7
Thu
‘Presumed Guilty: How SCOTUS Empowered Police & Subverted Civil Rights’ Book Talk w/ AFJ @ Online
Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Please join Alliance for Justice for a conversation with Berkeley Law Dean, Erwin Chemerinsky, and ACLU National Board President, Deborah Archer.

RSVP: https://secure.everyaction.com/LbODdMaw9Eik0uc39PluAw2

For decades, the Supreme Court has knelt to police power, and communities of color have suffered disproportionate levels of harm and police violence as a result.

Apart from the brief decade during which the Warren Court narrowly expanded the rights of the accused, the Supreme Court has historically sided with police and enabled racist practices. The chipping away at those rights has caused too many to become victim to police brutality and violence.

Join a discussion with Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky on his most recent book, “Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered Police and Subverted Civil Rights”, and the Supreme Court’s compliance in expanding police violence.

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‘Presumed Guilty: How SCOTUS Empowered Police & Subverted Civil Rights’ Book Talk w/ AFJ @ Online
Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Please join Alliance for Justice for a conversation with Berkeley Law Dean, Erwin Chemerinsky, and ACLU National Board President, Deborah Archer.

RSVP: https://secure.everyaction.com/LbODdMaw9Eik0uc39PluAw2

For decades, the Supreme Court has knelt to police power, and communities of color have suffered disproportionate levels of harm and police violence as a result.

Apart from the brief decade during which the Warren Court narrowly expanded the rights of the accused, the Supreme Court has historically sided with police and enabled racist practices. The chipping away at those rights has caused too many to become victim to police brutality and violence.

Join a discussion with Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky on his most recent book, “Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered Police and Subverted Civil Rights”, and the Supreme Court’s compliance in expanding police violence.

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Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission @ Online
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85817209915

Relevant Agenda:

5. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – Annual Report (Automated License Plate Readers)
a. Review and take possible action on the annual report
6. Document Submission Proposal – Vice Chair Katz – Proposed policy regarding submission of documents to PAC by staff
a. Review and take possible action on proposed policy
7. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – Crime Lab DNA Instrumentation Policy
a. Review and take possible action on the proposed use policy
8. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – DVP – Apricot 360 database
a. Review and take possible action on Impact Report and proposed Use Policy
9. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – DOT – Mobile Parking Payment System
a. Review and take possible action on Impact Report and proposed Use Policy

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Jul
9
Sat
SLAP Oakland Ed Conf: Fight Against the Destruction of Public Education & Public Services
Jul 9 @ 7:50 pm – 8:50 pm
July 9 Conference Call
The Fight Against the Destruction of Public Education and Public Services
School Closures, Class Cuts, Privatization, Charters, and Union Busting ILWU Local 6 Hall, 99 Hegenberger Rd., Oakland, 10 a.m. -5 p.m.
Our public schools and community colleges are undergoing many-sided attacks. School sites are being shut down and turned over to “charter schools.” Devastating class cuts in the community colleges have accelerated during the pandemic. The longstanding underfunding of public education in California despite a massive budget surplus is outrageous.
Privatization is affecting public services and public workers as their jobs and the services they provide continue to be turned over to private contractors and non- profit organizations. The plan to turn over the Howard Terminal in the Port of Oakland to A’s billionaire John Fisher to build a sports stadium and expensive condos would devastate longshore workers and the port, and cost taxpayers hundreds of millions.
The time has come for students, parents, educators, and school staff—all of us and all workers—to stand up and fight back! Schools and Labor Against Privatization (SLAP) will be holding an educational conference on July 9 from 10 to 5. This will be a hybrid conference, vaccination and masking is required to attend in person, vaccination status checked at the door. To participate on zoom, email labormedia1 [at] gmail.com to register. Social media information coming later.
We seek to bring together educators, students, community members and trade unionists to share and discuss the growing attacks on our public schools, the privatization of public services, why this is happening and what to do about it.
Conference Panels
Morning session: 1. What is happening in Bay Area school districts?
2. Impact of the cuts on students.
3. Privatization of public services; the role of non-profits; Howard Terminal plans. Afternoon session: 4. The Big Picture. Why is public education being downsized despite a $97 billion state surplus? The role of FCMAT. Charter schools. The efforts to weaken unions and the role of union leadership. What are the alternatives?
5. Plenary: What is to be done? Proposals to be put forward and discussed.
For more information,
SLAP website at http://www.slapbayarea.org
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69840
Jul
10
Sun
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NOTE: During the Plague Year of 2020 GA will be held every week or two on Zoom. To find out the exact time a date get on the Occupy Oakland email list my sending an email to:

occupyoakland-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

 

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend to meet at 3:00 PM during the cooler months from November to early March after Daylights Savings Time.)

On every ‘last Sunday’ we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome.

OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over six years, since October 2011! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally. Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.

At the GA committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives come voluntarily report on past and future actions, with discussion. We encourage everyone participating in the Occupy Oakland GA to be part of at least one associated group, but it is by no means a requirement. If you like, just come and hear all the organizing being done! Occupy Oakland encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.

General Assembly Standard Agenda

Welcome & Introductions
Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
Announcements
(Optional) Discussion Topic

Occupy Oakland activities and contact info for some Bay Area Groups with past or present Occupy Oakland members.

Occupy Oakland Web Committee: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

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Jul
11
Mon
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OTU’s Mission

The Oakland Tenants Union is an organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggle with landlords, impacting legislation and public policy about housing, community education, and working with other organizations committed to furthering renters’ rights. The Oakland Tenants Union is open to anyone who shares our core values and who believes that tenants themselves have the primary responsibility to work on their own behalf.

Monthly Meetings

The Oakland Tenants Union meets regularly at 7:00 pm on the second Monday evening of each month. Our monthly meetings are held in the Community Room of the Madison Park Apartments, 100 – 9th Street (at Oak Street, across from the Lake Merritt BART Station). To enter, gently knock on the window of the room to the right of the main entrance to the building. At the meetings, first we focus on general issues affecting renters city-wide and then second we offer advice to renters regarding their individual concerns.

If you have an issue, a question, or need advice about a tenant/landlord issue, please call us at (510) 704-5276. Leave a message with your name and phone number and someone will get back to you.

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Jul
12
Tue
Public Banking: Sustaining Economic Equity for the Bay Area @ Online
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

To achieve economic equity, we must prioritize investing our money into the wealth and health of local communities and the environment. Public banking is a promising strategy with a century-old history that can help us align how we spend our tax and fee dollars with the values and needs of our communities. A public bank is owned and controlled by the people of the city, state, or region it serves. Profits earned are recycled back into the local government, helping to support social services and economic development activities. It is capitalized by local public funds; providing financing for local businesses, housing, and infrastructure; and reinvesting profits back into the community.

The first and only functioning public bank in this country started in 1919 in North Dakota. In October 2019, California passed AB 857 signing public banks into law and providing another avenue for equitable investment in affordable housing, small business sustainability, greening communities, and more. An effort is now underway to open California’s first public bank, Public Bank East Bay, by 2023.  Northern California Grantmakers, San Francisco Foundation, and East Bay Community Foundation are pleased to invite you to an informational session on public banking and to share details of the Public Bank East Bay that will serve our region.

The session will center on an expert panel made up of David Chiu, San Francisco City Attorney and author of the 2019 California Public Banking Act; Eric Hardmeyer, retired CEO of the public Bank of North Dakota; Henry (Hank) Levy, Alameda County Treasurer; Fred Blackwell, CEO of the San Francisco Foundation; Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, CFO of the East Bay Community Foundation; David Cobb, Humboldt County, and George Syrop, Board Member of Friends of the Public Bank East Bay.

Speakers

Fred Blackwell, CEO, San Francisco Foundation
Fred Blackwell is the CEO of the San Francisco Foundation, one of the largest community foundations in the country. The San Francisco Foundation works hand-in-hand with donors, community leaders, and both public and private partners to create thriving communities throughout the Bay Area. Since joining the foundation in 2014, Blackwell has led it in a renewed commitment to social justice through an equity agenda focused on racial and economic inclusion.  Blackwell, an Oakland native, is a nationally recognized community leader with a longstanding career in the Bay Area. Prior to joining the foundation, he served as interim city administrator for the city of Oakland, where he previously served as the assistant city administrator. He was the executive director of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and director of the Mayor’s Office of Community Development in San Francisco; he served as the director of the Making Connections Initiative for the Annie E. Casey Foundation in the Lower San Antonio neighborhood of Oakland; he was a Multicultural Fellow in Neighborhood and Community Development at The San Francisco Foundation; and he subsequently managed a multiyear comprehensive community initiative for the San Francisco Foundation in West Oakland.Blackwell serves on the board of the Independent Sector, the Bridgespan Group, the dean’s advisory council for UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, and the community advisory council of the San Francisco Federal Reserve. He previously served on the boards of the California Redevelopment Association, Urban Habitat Program, NCG, LeaderSpring and Leadership Excellence. He is a visiting professor in the department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley. He holdsa master’s degree in city planning from UC Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from Morehouse College.

David Chiu, City Attorney, San Francisco

David Chiu is the 15th City Attorney of San Francisco and the first Asian American to hold the post. The City Attorney’s Office provides legal counsel to the Mayor, Board of Supervisors and over 100 departments, boards, commissionsand offices that comprise the City and County of San Francisco’s government.Before becoming City Attorney, David represented eastern San Francisco for 7 years as a State Assemblymember, authoring 75 state laws and chairing the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee and California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus. Previously, as District 3 Supervisor, he served as the only President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors elected to that post for three consecutive terms. Beforeholding public office, David was a civil rights attorney, criminal prosecutor, Democratic Counsel to the US Senate Constitution Subcommittee, a Ninth Circuit law clerk, and general counsel to a public affairs technology company. The son of immigrants, hereceived his undergraduate, master’s in public policy and law degrees from Harvard.
Eric Hardmeyer, Former President and CEO, Bank of North Dakota
Eric Hardmeyer is a Mott, North Dakota, native, and a graduate of the University of North Dakota and the University of Mary. He joined the Bank of North Dakota in 1985 as a loan officer. In 2001, he was named president and CEO. He retired in 2021.

Hank Levy, Treasurer-Tax Collector, Alameda County

Hank Levy is a CPA who has served as Alameda County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector since 2017 with oversight over a $7 Billion public portfolio, half of which is utilized for Alameda County-based public schools. He collects $12 Billion annually in tax receipts from the State and County residents and businesses and is the sole Plan Officer and Trustee for public employee trust funds.
Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, CFO, East Bay Community Fundation
Valerie Red-Horse Mohl of Cherokee ancestry, is the CFO of East Bay Community Foundation, whose mission is to eliminate structural barriers and advance racial equity. In this role she brings her experience as a financial professional to lead initiatives focused on 100% mission alignment of portfolio investments, impact investing, racial equity, social justice, ESG and diverse manager selections. She is also a Co-Founderof Known Holdings, a financial services platform dedicated to equitable distribution of capital and CEO/founder of Red-Horse Financial Group, Inc. Red-Horse Mohl has more than 25 years of in-depth experience in the financial services industry with specific expertise in asset management and investment banking.Red-Horse Mohl has raised, structured, and managed over $4 billion in capital (primarily for Native American tribal clients) and currently holds seven FINRA registrations.Red-Horse Mohl is the former Executive Director/CEO of Social Venture Circle, a non-profit leading the way in the field of impact investing.She is also the CEO/founder of Red-Horse Native Productions, Inc., a film and television production company focused on bringing important documentaries to the screen for which Red-Horse Mohl directs, produces, and writes.She is the Advisory Board Chair of Stanford University’s Center for the Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and teaches two undergraduate courses on Entrepreneurship for Social Impact and Racial Equity at Stanford. She serves as Board Chair for the National Boys and Girls Clubs Native Services; and is Board Co-Chair of American Sustainable Business Network. Red-Horse Mohl has been married since 1982 to former NFL professional Curt Mohl and they have three children.

George Syrop, Board Member, Friends of the Public Bank East Bay

George is a community organizer born & based in Hayward. He served as a peer-counselor for the Berkeley Free Clinic. He’s designed tech tools for social workers, progressive causes and candidates. George founded the Hayward Community Coalition (HayCoCoa) which spurred a city-wide conversation around racial justice, public safety, and police spending. He is a Community Services Commissioner for Hayward and a candidate for Hayward City Council.

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Jul
13
Wed
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ online
Jul 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Please email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to get up-to-date location information or obtain Zoom meeting access info.

Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay and nationwide.

op-logo.2.1We fight against spy drones, facial recognition, tracking equipment, police body camera secrecy, anti-transparency laws and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones; we oppose “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” —  to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government, and attempts to hide what government officials, employees and agencies are doing.

We draft and push for privacy legislation for City Councils, at the County level, and in Sacramento. We advocate in op-eds and in the streets. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and believe no one is illegal.

Check out some of what we worked on in 2021, 2020 and 2019.

Oakland Privacy originally came together in 2013 to fight against the Domain Awareness Center, Oakland’s citywide networked mass surveillance hub. OP was instrumental in stopping the DAC from becoming a city-wide spying network.  We helped fight and helped win the fight against Urban Shield.

Our major projects currently include local legislation to regulate state surveillance (we got the strongest surveillance regulation ordinance in the country passed in Oakland!), supporting and opposing state legislation as appropriate, battling mass surveillance in the form of facial recognition and other analytics, mass aerial surveillance, ubiquitous license plate readers, and pushing back against ICE.

On September 12th, 2019 we were presented with a Barlow Award by the Electronic Frontier Foundation for our work, and on March 16th, 2021 s James Madison Freedom of Information Award by the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists.

If you are interested in joining the Oakland Privacy email listserv, coming to a meeting, or have questions, send an email to:

contact@oaklandprivacy.org


Check out our website: http://oaklandprivacy.org/

Follow us on twitter: @oaklandprivacy

 

“WATCHING YOU WATCHING US”

Oakland Privacy works regionally to defend the right to privacy and enhance public transparency and oversight regarding the use of surveillance techniques and equipment.  Oakland Privacy drove the passage of surveillance regulation and transparency ordinances in Oakland and Berkeley and is kicking off new processes in various municipalities around the Bay.  To help slow down the encroaching police and surveillance state all over the Bay Area, join us at the Omni.

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Public Bank of the East Bay @ Online
Jul 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Friends of the Public Bank East Bay is a completely volunteer-run, nonprofit organizing to create and build community support for the first public bank in California’s history! If you’re committed to economic justice and interested in helping us build new financial systems by the people for the people, we look forward to having you join us!

HOW WE OPERATE:

We have five committees working together to create a Public Bank in the East Bay:

  • Advocacy builds relationships with community groups and city governments.

  • Communications assists other committees with content creation and promotion.

  • Fundraising develops our organization’s budget and raises funds for our business plan.

  • Membership brings on new members and volunteers and organizes educational events.

  • Strategy & Planning is responsible for operations and the execution of PBEB’s business plan.

Email us with your interests and we’ll help you find a way to get plugged in!

We meet every other Wednesday at 6:30 pm.
If you’d like to join us, send us an email and one of our members will be in touch.

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DSA Green New Deal Committee Monthly Meeting
Jul 13 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Our Green New Deal Committee meets on the second Wednesday each month. We discuss eco-socialist issues, plan upcoming actions, and invite participation in working group projects and campaigns. All are welcome! Please RSVP or email green-new-deal@eastbaydsa.org.

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 896 6463 7974

Passcode: 932407

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Jul
14
Thu
CA Prison Closure Campaign @ Online
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for a CA Prison Closure Campaign Info Session – “Building Power Across Walls to #CloseCAPrisons”!

Why are Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) and Critical Resistance (CR) fighting to close 10 prisons by 2025?  What are we doing to ensure that we win and that resources are being invested in the life-affirming infrastructure all of our communities need for true safety and sustainability? Want to know how to get involved?

Join us for Building Power Across Walls to #CloseCAPrisons, an online information session about the CA Prison Closure Campaign. We will share an overview of the campaign, share recent updates, and discuss in-depth how to get involved in the fight to close prisons in California, and build vibrant communities across the state.
Register for the event here and read more about the campaign on our website.

If you have access needs, such as language interpretation, please email courtney@womenprisoners.org by Thursday, July 7, so we can do our best to accommodate!

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Jul
16
Sat
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: The Red Deal – Indigenous Action to Save Our Earth @ Online
Jul 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com a few days beforehand for the the online invite.

For July, 2022 we’re reading The Red Deal: Indigenous Action to Save Our Earth,
by The Red Nation, Amazon, Common Notions.

All are welcome!

When the Red Nation released their call for a Red Deal, it generated coverage in places from Teen Vogue to Jacobin to the New Republic, was endorsed by the DSA, and has galvanized organizing and action. Now, in response to popular demand, the Red Nation expands their original statement filling in the histories and ideas that formed it and forwarding an even more powerful case for the actions it demands. 

One-part visionary platform, one-part practical toolkit, the Red Deal is a platform that encompasses everyone, including non-Indigenous comrades and relatives who live on Indigenous land. We—Indigenous, Black and people of color, women and trans folks, migrants, and working people—did not create this disaster, but we have inherited it. We have barely a decade to turn back the tide of climate disaster. It is time to reclaim the life and destiny that has been stolen from us and rise up together to confront this challenge and build a world where all life can thrive. Only mass movements can do what the moment demands. Politicians may or may not follow–it is up to them–but we will design, build, and lead this movement with or without them.

The Red Deal is a call for action beyond the scope of the US colonial state. It’s a program for Indigenous liberation, life, and land—an affirmation that colonialism and capitalism must be overturned for this planet to be habitable for human and other-than-human relatives to live dignified lives. The Red Deal is not a response to the Green New Deal, or a “bargain” with the elite and powerful. It’s a deal with the humble people of the earth; a pact that we shall strive for peace and justice and a declaration that movements for justice must come from below and to the left. 

Strike Debt Bay Area hosts this non-technical book group discussion monthly on new and radical economic thinking. Previous readings have included Doughnut EconomicsLimitsBanking on the PeopleCapital and Its Discontents, How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century, The Deficit Myth,  Revenge Capitalism, the Edge of Chaos blog symposium , Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons, The Optimist’s TelescopeMission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism, Exploring Degrowth, The Origin of Wealth, Mine!, The Dawn of Everything and A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things.

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Hip Hop and Civil Rights @ Online
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Hip Hop and Social Justice Symposium

About this event

Members of NWA and World Class Wreckin Cru and Chris Clarke (Shock G on “All Eyez on Me”) are promoting their new books and are joined by social justice organizations to discuss the intersectionality of hip hop and the civil rights movement.

Performances, Meet and Greet, DJ Tribute and After Party to follow.

Confirmed Organizations:

Anti-Recidivism Coalition

ACLU NorCal

NAACP Nor Cal

NorCal Resist

Neighbor Program

Vanguard Media

Music by Lions in Paris

Video by Cisco Kuhl

Photography by Danzo Photography

Collaboration with Twelves Wax Records

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17
Sun
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NOTE: During the Plague Year of 2020 GA will be held every week or two on Zoom. To find out the exact time a date get on the Occupy Oakland email list my sending an email to:

occupyoakland-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

 

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend to meet at 3:00 PM during the cooler months from November to early March after Daylights Savings Time.)

On every ‘last Sunday’ we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome.

OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over six years, since October 2011! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally. Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.

At the GA committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives come voluntarily report on past and future actions, with discussion. We encourage everyone participating in the Occupy Oakland GA to be part of at least one associated group, but it is by no means a requirement. If you like, just come and hear all the organizing being done! Occupy Oakland encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.

General Assembly Standard Agenda

Welcome & Introductions
Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
Announcements
(Optional) Discussion Topic

Occupy Oakland activities and contact info for some Bay Area Groups with past or present Occupy Oakland members.

Occupy Oakland Web Committee: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

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Jul
24
Sun
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NOTE: During the Plague Year of 2020 GA will be held every week or two on Zoom. To find out the exact time a date get on the Occupy Oakland email list my sending an email to:

occupyoakland-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

 

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend to meet at 3:00 PM during the cooler months from November to early March after Daylights Savings Time.)

On every ‘last Sunday’ we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome.

OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over six years, since October 2011! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally. Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.

At the GA committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives come voluntarily report on past and future actions, with discussion. We encourage everyone participating in the Occupy Oakland GA to be part of at least one associated group, but it is by no means a requirement. If you like, just come and hear all the organizing being done! Occupy Oakland encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.

General Assembly Standard Agenda

Welcome & Introductions
Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
Announcements
(Optional) Discussion Topic

Occupy Oakland activities and contact info for some Bay Area Groups with past or present Occupy Oakland members.

Occupy Oakland Web Committee: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

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