1946 Oakland General Strike Walk @ Latham Square
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk – “We Called It a Work Holiday”
With Gifford Hartman of the Flying Picket Historical Society.

This year is the 70th anniversary of the Oakland General Strike. This walk will revisit the sites of Oakland’s “Work Holiday” that began spontaneously with rank-and-file solidarity with the striking – mostly women – retail clerks at Kahn’s and Hastings department stores whose picket line was being broken by scabs escorted by police.

Within 24 hours, it involved over 100,000 workers and shut down nearly all commerce in the East Bay for 54 hours. In 1946 there were six general strikes across the U.S.; that year set the all-time record year for strikes and work stoppages. The Oakland “Work Holiday” was the last general strike to ever occur in the U.S. This walk and history talk will attempt to keep alive the memory of this tradition of community-wide working class solidarity.

A Day to Remember Nate Greer – Killed by the Hayward Police @ Birchfield Park
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Lets celebrate “A day to remember” for JAMES NATE GREER!

Join us for a BBQ at Birchfield Park in Hayward, same location as the march. Across the street from the HPD on the corner by the basketball courts!

Again, same rules apply, no drama, this is a peaceful event. A day to eat, drink, talk about Nate and chill!

If you are able to, please bring some meat for the grill, a side dish and some drinks, (enough for your family) and we will put it all together and share. (No alcohol will be served). Also bring your own chairs/blanket to sit on, paper plates, napkins, etc

Feel free to bring posters, banners and please share some of your favorite stories of our beloved. We are all in this fight together.
Lets show the HPD we’re NOT going away!!

Justice 4 James Nate Greer

Celebrate Coal-Free Oakland @ West Oakland Farm Park—City Slicker Farms
Jul 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Let’s come together for a rousing NO COAL victory party!

On July 19, the Oakland City Council cast its second and final vote to ban coal. This means that the No Coal Ordinance is now law. No one can store or handle large quantities of coal anywhere in Oakland, including the former Oakland Army Base. What do you think about that, Phil Tagami?

It took 15 months of hard work by all of us to achieve this stunning victory for the people of Oakland, the Bay Area, and the planet. Now No Coal in Oakland invites us to join in celebration at the new West Oakland Farm Park. There will be food, music, dancing and an Open Mic where everyone can share highlights of the campaign.

This is a community potluck. Please bring appetizers, snacks, desserts, or non-alcoholic drinks to share.



California Homelessness Emergency: A Rally of Love in Sacramento @ State Capitol
Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A Rally of Love Sacramento is where we hold a Rally in front of the Sacramento Capitol Building to ask Governor Jerry Brown to Declare an Emergency on Homelessness in California.

A Convoy of 200 vehicles will be driving in from LA to arrive at the State Capitol Building at 5.00pm on Saturday the 30th, 2016.

We are asking you, all Northern Californians, from Sacramento, San Fransisco, Oakland, San Jose to join us at 5.00pm in front of the California State Capitol to Rally for an End to Homelessness in our State!

We will be bringing with us the Petition launched by the LA County Homeless Initiative and letters written individually by us to Governor Brown asking him to Declare an Emergency. During our Rally we will leave 6 actual tents used by our Homeless Angelenos in front of the Capitol Building.

Our event page for the drive from Los Angeles can be accessed here:

Our Homeless Brothers and Sisters need us. It is time to act NOW!

Sunflower Alliance General Assembly
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Discussion with Paul Paz y Miño, who leads Amazon Watch’s campaign against Chevron in Ecuador and can tell us about opposition to Chevron’s toxic effects in communities around the globe. Plus updates on our campaigns. We need your participation and your voice.


Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm

The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA will get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM to share some food with each others and the community.  There should be a table and utensils/plates courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring a nosh to share… Eat-the-Rich-bonapetit

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. 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.

ooGAOO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than four years! 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

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
  3. Announcements
  4. (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: (
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (
Strike Debt Bay Area :
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:
Oakland Privacy Working Group:
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:
Bay Area AntiRepression:
Biblioteca Popular:
Interfaith Tent:
Port Truckers Solidarity:
Bay Area Intifada:
Transport Workers Solidarity:
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy)
Sudo Room:
Omni Collective:
First They Came for the Homeless:
Sunflower Alliance:
Bay Area Public School:

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United:
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department:


SHOUT THEIR NAMES @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In response to another preventable and tragic death, advocates at the California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) are reaching out to allies in the Bay to call further attention to the ongoing crisis occurring at California Institution for Women (CIW). CIW is at 130 percent capacity and has a suicide rate that is 8 times the national average for people in women’s prisons, and 5 times the rate for all California prisons. We will be holding a Town Hall on Sunday, July 31st at the Eastside Arts Alliance in Oakland.

The injustice and conditions of abuse and violence at CIW are happening inside and outside of prison walls across the country. Too often, lives are being lost to state violence and the majority of lives stolen are Black and Brown, queer and transgender. At CIW, people are dying as a result of direct neglect by cops, and from medical and mental health neglect. Outside, women are being killed by police. In 2013, Kayla Moore, a Black trans woman was killed by the Berkeley police in her home. On May 19, 2016, a Black woman named Jessica Nelson Williams was killed by San Francisco police in the Bayview neighborhood. There are no shortage of examples of punishing people and communities who have survived generations of racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia with policing, incarceration and neglect.

Just two weeks ago Shaylene Graves, a 27 year old Black woman, died from this state violence. She was six weeks away from her release. Before Shaylene, Erika Rocha committed suicide. Erika was 35 years old and had been incarcerated for 21 years. She was one day away from her Youth Parole Hearing. Last November, five people at the CCWF women’s prison were physically abused, sexually harassed and placed in solitary confinement by prison guards. They are planning to bring a suit against the CDCR.

Legal advocates with CCWP are working with and supporting survivors inside and family members outside to get much needed attention and support to those suffering behind these walls. We are reaching out to you because more needs to be done.

We hope that the Town Hall Meeting on Sunday, July 31st, 2016 from 3-5pm at the East Side Arts Alliance can help us connect these struggles and bring more attention to the ongoing crisis at CIW.

Join us in demanding justice for Shaylene, Erika, Kayla Moore, Jessica Nelson Williams and all lives stolen by the CDCR and the police. BRING OUR LOVED ONES HOME ALIVE!

We want a Community Choice Energy plan! @ Alameda County Bldg, 5th Floor
Aug 2 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Tell the Alameda County Board of Supervisors we want a Community Choice Energy plan that builds in community benefits right from the start. The supervisors will vote August 2 on a plan for Community Choice Energy (CCE).  Help make sure that plan prioritizes development of local clean energy and good jobs and includes community voices in decision-making.

You can do three things to make a difference:

Send a letter to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors telling them to shape a program that will create local jobs and cut greenhouse gas emissions by prioritizing the development of local renewable resources.  And to make sure the Community Choice Energy agency includes meaningful community participation in decision-making.

Share the letter on Facebook , Twitter, and other social media platforms. Please use#cleanpowertothepeople on your posts!

Facebook Post: Link to re-share a Facebook post

Sample Tweet:  Want to create local clean energy jobs in #AlamedaCounty? Click here to send a letter to the board of supervisors: h/

Come to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting,  Aug 2.
At this meeting, the Board of Supervisors will vote on whether to establish a Community Choice Energy program for Alameda County. That would create a local public agency that would take control of supplying electricity away from PG&E.  The supervisors will also vote on a Joint Powers Authority agreement, the document that sets policies for the Community Choice program.

Please join us at this critical meeting to make sure the agreement includes a written commitment to our community benefit goals and a mechanism for direct community involvement in the governance of the program. We need a commitment to start planning nowfor investment in local renewable energy development that will provide important economic and environmental benefits to our communities.

8:30am – Community Press Conference


RSVP on our Facebook page!

If you have any questions please contact
Jessica Tovar ( or
Megan O’Neil (

Night Out for Safety and Liberation @ Lowell Park
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

On Tuesday, August 2nd, the Ella Baker Center is hosting Night Out for Safety and Liberation (NOSL) in Oakland where we will build community and share what makes us feel safe in our neighborhoods. NOSL is a national event where people across the country will redefine and reimagine what public safety really means for our communities.

Join us on 8/2 and share what you need to feel safe.

Bring your picnic blanekts to our free event at Lowell Park in West Oakland; we will have music, an art build, healing practitioners, family activities, and dance and spoken word performances. Childcare and food will also be provided.

RSVP on Facebook.

Turn up with us in West Oakland, home of the Black Panthers, to celebrate their 50th anniversary as we host our 4rd annual Night Out for Safety and Liberation on Tuesday, August 2nd—a national event where we redefine what safety means to us to start a different conversation about public safety beyond policing; focusing on how we can build equity, power, and opportunity in our communities!

There will be an art build, free food, healers, music, games, an open mic, and family activities. All are welcome and all are invited.

Let’s continue to build a narrative that defines safety not in terms of fear, crime, and punishment, but rather as a community that has access to affordable healthcare, housing, food, education, safe and working infrastructure, and more.

Justice for Mario Woods Coalition
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come to Justice for Mario Woods Coalition Meetings: The demand for justice is happening and needs you!
Film & Discussion: Save the Delta “Over Troubled Waters” @ Fellowship Hall
Aug 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

delta sacramento 72dpiJoin us for this visually rich documentary, “Over Troubled Waters,” the story of the battle being fought by the people of the Delta to protect the region they love and to encourage saner water policies for the Golden State and all the people of California.
The evening will feature the controversial Delta Tunnels project. Our panel will include representatives from Restore the Delta and Sierra Club and Dr. Patty Oikawa, a UC Berkeley researcher investigating the climate benefits of Delta wetlands restoration. They are working furiously to save the Delta from the Tunnel project, which will seriously undermine this essential treasure.
This event sponsored by: Transition Berkeley, Social Justice Committee (Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists), and the Water Working Group (Berkeley Climate Action Coalition)


2nd Annual Soil Not Oil Conference @ Richmond Memorial Convention Center
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm

The Soil Not Oil Coalition is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the historic gathering where the Ecology Center will be a co-sponsor. As you may know, inspired in the book “Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis” by Dr. Vandana Shiva, in 2015 we organized the first Soil Not Oil International Conference that was a very successful event with over 100 speakers and more than 1,000 attendees.

The Problem & Soil-ution
Deforestation, erosion and industrial agriculture cause the decay of soils and in consequence the release of carbon and other GHGs into the atmosphere. While the fight to stop fossil fuel extraction and consumption is essential, it is only half of the equation required if we are serious about mitigating climate change. Non‐sustainable management of soils through industrial agriculture causes over 30% of planetary carbon emissions, with 1/3 of the total global warming effects of industrialized nations attributed to an unsustainable food production system.

Scientists such Vandana Shiva, Rattan Lal, Richard Heinberg, Miguel Altieri, among others, teach us that we can mitigate climate change by returning carbon back into the soils. The impact of the 2015 Soil Not Oil Conference was tremendous, as we now see that dozens of participating organizations are including in their speech the issue of soil as a main problem and potential solution. Soils have entered in the international conversation about climate change from Richmond, California to the COP 21 in Paris, France – but the implementation of soil-utions must come from the bottom up!

What can you expect?
During the 2016 Soil Not Oil Conference we will host presentations by grassroots organizers, farmers and renowned scientists. There will be plenaries and workshops during the two day conference as well as a gala and a multicultural celebration – Join us! Get the facts and the tools to fix the broken ecosystems – We are expecting a larger gathering because this year we are partnering with national and international organizations.

The Soil Not Oil Coalition is pleased to announce that, this year’s keynote speaker will be attorney, author and renowned activist: Andrew Kimbrell, Founder/Executive Director of Center for Food Safety.

Join scientists, farmers, environmental activists, elected officials, grassroots organizers, food justice advocates and community members from all backgrounds. Join plenaries/workshops/networking sessions on: Agro-Ecology, Biodiversity, Climate Justice, Carbon Farming, Food Sovereignty, Legislation, Life Cycles, Ocean Health, Public Health, Regenerative Agriculture, Rights of Mother Earth, Seed Freedom, Clean Energy, Community Organizing and more.  Watch Promo Video

Before you purchase a ticket please take into consideration that we are doing our best to make this conference as affordable and inclusive as possible. The Soil Not Oil coaltion is a grassroots project supported by dozens of organizations and dedicated volunteers.

By purchasing a full price ticket you will help us to provide scholarships for low income people. 

“Being aware is not enough, you must be part of the movement and become the change”

The Empire Strikes Back: Attack on BRICS @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Communist Party USA (Oakland/Berkeley) invites you to a discussion:

The Empire Strikes Back: Attack on BRICS
(Brazil, Russia, India, China, S. Africa)

Suggested Readings:
Conn Hallinan, ‘A Very Brazilian Coup’

A Very Brazilian Coup

Norman Markowitz, ‘The Asian “Pivot” in Historical Context’
‘Current Developments in India’

Suds, Snacks and Socialism: Brexit @ Starry Plough
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Peace and Freedom Party presents:

The recent vote for Great Britian to leave the European Union has many folks confused. Even leftists find themselves on different sides. We are inviting speakers to debate different positions.

Please buy food and drink at the pub.

Jubilee: Payday Loans, the Panama Papers and Poverty @ Skyline Community Church
Aug 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Payday Loans, the Panama Papers and Poverty
Why the fight to end extreme poverty is global and winnableSkyline Community Church,
12540 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619

You are also invited to join us for worship at 10:00am (Andrew Hanauer preaching)

And Free Brunch at 11:30

RSVP to Nancy Montier 510-531-8212.,

Building an inclusive economy requires changing the structures and policies that trap more than one billion people in extreme poverty around the world – and fuel poverty and inequality right here in the United States. Learn about how these structures intertwine from the East Bay to Ethiopia and how we can build an economy that works for all.

Andrew Hanauer is the Campaigns Director at Jubilee USA. Andrew represents Jubilee in policy meetings with the White House, Congress, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations. He serves on steering committees at the United Nations and with the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency Coalition. Andrew’s views on poverty and economic policy appear in news outlets including Al Jazeera, Pacifica Radio, Common Dreams and The Washington Free Beacon.

Jubilee USA is a coalition of 550 US faith communities and 75 national organizations working with 50 global Jubilee partners. Jubilee USA promotes debt, tax and trade policies to end poverty and solve financial crisis. Our efforts build an economy that serves, protects and promotes participation of the vulnerable.

Jubilee East Bay, a coalition of individuals and 20 congregations based in the Bay Area, works with Jubilee USA through education and local organizing.

For more information, contact Linda Young at

Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted Peoples & Families Movement National Conference 2016 @ Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center
Aug 9 all-day

We are at very unique moment in our struggle. The public discourse is filled with talk about ending mass incarceration by elected officials, academics, correctional officials, and funders. We are organizing this conference to specifically strengthen the voices of formerly incarcerated people and our families and to ensure that our ideas are included in the discourse. As the Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People & Families Movement, we have made real progress since our first meeting in Selma in 2011.  As a movement, we need the opportunity to collectively discuss the progress that we have made. We also need the opportunity and space to determine where we should be going during the next Presidential Administration. In the past year, we have conducted several regional meetings where we presented expert panels of formerly incarcerated people and our family members. This National Conference will be an opportunity to explore our best practices and see what is being done across the country. We strongly encourage you join us for networking, sharing of resources, tabling and organizing opportunities, and we guarantee that you will meet some of the most interesting activists and people from our community.

We are also encouraging service providers, allies, foundations, and government officials to attend: this is a space in which formerly incarcerated people will be speaking in our own voices, sharing the wisdom and practical knowledge we’ve gained as activists and organizers over many years following incarceration, and discussing how best we can restore our rights and fully rejoin our communities.

Formerly Incarcerated People have elected to collectively and heavily invest in the conference. We have reserved the Oakland Airport Hilton Hotel and we have set aside resources to provided scholarship support to formerly incarcerated people and their families. We must once again pose the critical question we first raised at Selma when organizing the next conference: “Will You Be There?”

FICPFM is a group of national organiziations comprised of & led by formerly incarcerated people dedicated to ending mass incarceration, restoring our rights, & removing the barriers to employment, housing, & education.

Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall
Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us to fight for a livable wage for all Bay Area workers! We collaborate in principled reflection and action on what the Bay Area livable wage would be and where we are at on the right to a livable wage.

The Oakland Livable Wage Assembly builds Community and Power among those who seek higher wages and better work life conditions for area workers.

Our work together encompasses:

(1) The concerns of precarious, care and contingent workers,
(2) Campaigns to improve wages for low wage workers, and
(3) Efforts by unionized workers and unions to improve wages and quality of work life.

We share stories and information in an egalitarian and participatory way to build relationships and build the movement.

Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8:00 pm at the SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall, 436 14th Street #200, Oakland, CA

Please love and support one another ~ We have a duty to fight ~ We have a duty to win!

Since 1978




Liberated Lens Film Night: Dogtown Redemption @ Omni Commons
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Story of the homeless recyclers in Dogtown, an Oakland neighborhood decimated by unemployment and gentrification. A Journey through a landscape of love and loss, devotion and addition, prejudice and poverty within the threat of a recycling center slated for closure.

Free snacks and popcorn.

Justice for Mario Woods Coalition
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come to Justice for Mario Woods Coalition Meetings: The demand for justice is happening and needs you!
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Mudraker's Cafe, back room
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it.

Come get connected with SDBA’s projects!
  • organizing for public banking
  • advocating for Postal banking
  • helping out America’s only non-profit check-cashing organization and fighting against usurious for-profit pay-day lenders and their ilk
  • Tiny Homes for the homeless.
  • Working on debarring US Banks that have been convicted of felonies from municipal contract
  • student debt resistance
  • Promoting the concept of Basic Income
  • fighting modern day debtors’ prisons and exploitive ticketing and fining schemes
  • Presenting debt-related topics at forums and workshops
  • Bring your own debt-related project!

If you are new to Strike Debt and want to come early and meet one or two of us before the formal meeting starts, email us at .

 Also check out our website, our twitter feed, our radio segments and our Facebook page.
Strike Debt Bay Area is an offshoot of Occupy Oakland and Strike Debt, itself an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street.

Strike Debt – Principles of Solidarity

Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it.

We also oppose debt because it is an instrument of exploitation and political domination. Debt is used to discipline us, deepen existing inequalities, and reinforce racial, gendered, and other social hierarchies. Every Strike Debt action is designed to weaken the institutions that seek to divide us and benefit from our division. As an alternative to this predatory system, Strike Debt advocates a just and sustainable economy, based on mutual aid, common goods, and public affluence.

Strike Debt is committed to the principles and tactics of political autonomy, direct democracy, direct action, creative openness, a culture of solidarity, and commitment to anti-oppressive language and conduct. We struggle for a world without racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and all forms of oppression.

Strike Debt holds that we are all debtors, whether or not we have personal loan agreements. Through the manipulation of sovereign and municipal debt, the costs of speculator-driven crises are passed on to all of us. Though different kinds of debt can affect the same household, they are all interconnected, and so all household debtors have a common interest in resisting.

Strike Debt engages in public education about the debt-system to counteract the self-serving myth that finance is too complicated for laypersons to understand. In particular, it urges direct action as a way of stopping the damage caused by the creditor class and their enablers among elected government officials. Direct action empowers those who participate in challenging the debt-system.

Strike Debt holds that we owe the financial institutions nothing, whereas, to our friends, families and communities, we owe everything. In pursuing a long-term strategy for national organizing around this principle, we pledge international solidarity with the growing global movement against debt and austerity.