Sunday November 25 TIME: 9:15 AM – 10:45 AM Location Details: Unitarian Universalist Breakfast Forum
Martin Luther King Room
First Unitarian Universalist Church, San Francisco
1187 Franklin Street at Geary
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Event Type: Speaker “Occupy Wall Street in Northern California: Challenging Economic Injustices in City Centers, on Campuses, at the Port, on the Farm, and Beyond” with Indybay.org journalist Dave Id. Documentation of the movement’s protagonists and antagonists presented through photographs and video (photo below: Occupy the Farm, April, 2012).
Speaker: Dave Id, Documentary Photographer and Indybay
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Forum gathering time: 9:15am
Speaker introduced a little after 9:30
10:30 Question time
THIS SUNDAY, NOV 25
7pm @ the Holdout, 2313 San Pablo Ave., Oakland
$2-$20 no one turned away
a benefit for Columbus Day arrestees in San Francisco
Since the dawn of the most recent crisis of capitalism in 2008 there has been a crescendo of uprisings around the globe. From Egypt, to Oakland, from Athens to Madrid partisans of a different world and different social relations have taken their riots and occupations to the symbols of power and to the localities of their lives. Marianne Maeckelbergh and Brandon Jourdan have been documenting these struggles and the experiences of participants at every step of the way. They will join us this Sunday at the Holdout for a salon and retrospective of their mini documentaries and to present the insights they have gathered in their research and participation in these historic moments.
For more info on their project check out: www.globaluprisings.org
This event will be a benefit for the legal costs of the 19 comrades arrested during the anti-capitalist anti-colonial action in San Francisco in October.
maximum capacity for this event is 49
The City Council Public Safety Committee will be taking a report from the police on their hiring practices (e.g., as to why they hire people like Officer Masso who, before he killed Alan Blueford, tortured a prisoner in NY and then refused to call for medical aid), and also taking another report on what police standards are when dealing with the family of a victim of an officer-involved shooting (e.g., do you keep the family sitting around for hours and then misidentify the victim, as happened to the Bluefords?).
Come join us in witness and in support of Justice 4 Alan Blueford.
We’ll go through assorted tactics & actions (debtors assemblies, an Oakland-specific jubilee effort, Debt Resistors Operations Manuals outreach and teach-ins, etc) and see who is interested in doing what. This project is 100% ours to shape to Oakland-specific priorities.
“From the folks who brought you the West Coast Port Shutdown.”
The OO Labor Solidarity Committee meets weekly, with every other meeting being held at Oscar Grant Plaza weather permitting. While this week’s meeting would normally be held at OGP, because it will almost certainly be pouring rain, we will meet at San Francisco Pizza at
15th & Broadway, next to OGP. PLEASE CHECK BACK BECAUSE THIS LOCATION COULD VERY WELL CHANGE!
Topics may include a review of the SEIU shutdown of the port, ILWU issues in Portland, Oregon, labor support for Alan Blueford, a discussion of what we might do for December 12th (the one year anniversary of the West Coast Port Shutdown), the recent Walmart nationwide action, and
other local or national labor issues.
Join activists, foreclosure fighters and elected officials as we talk about the state of the fight for housing justice in Bernal Heights, where neighbors have been organizing neighbors to keep each other in their homes. Discuss how our efforts fit into the rich history of organizing for affordable housing–in the neighborhood and beyond. Hear from supervisors and activists organizing to ensure that anyone fighting foreclosure has the same protections as tenants to stay in their homes; and discuss the next steps in the fight to make sure all San Franciscans have a right to safe, decent, affordable housing. Come to this event and find out how you can get involved in the movement for housing justice.
*Ross Rhodes, Bernal Heights Foreclosure Fighter
*Grace Martinez, Organizer with Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment
*Amy Beinart, Housing Director, Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center
*Buck Bagot, Occupy Bernal
*Assemblymember Tom Ammiano
*SF Supervisor John Avalos
This public forum is sponsored by Occupy Bernal. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-483-9138, or visit www.occupybernal.org
Join us for an ongoing monthly discussion of the COINTELPRO and its implications for contemporary activists.
COINTELPRO (an acronym for Counterintelligence Program) was a series of covert, and often illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveying, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations.
The FBI has used covert operations against domestic political groups since its inception; however, covert operations under the official COINTELPRO label took place between 1956 and 1971. COINTELPRO tactics include[d] discrediting targets through psychological warfare; smearing individuals and groups using forged documents and by planting false reports in the media; harassment; wrongful imprisonment; and illegal violence, including assassination. The FBI’s stated motivation was “protecting national security, preventing violence, and maintaining the existing social and political order.”
MEETING LOCATION IS NOT THE REGULAR PLACE!!!! IT IS A DIFFERENT SEIU HALL. THIS LOCATION IS FAIRLY NEAR THE LAKE MERRITT BART, PAST THE FREEWAY TOWARDS ALAMEDA.
We are organizing a fundraiser featuring Angela Davis for December 18th at Laney College. We are planning to make our presence known at the Federal Courthouse in San Francisco on December 13th when Judge Henderson hears oral arguments as to whether to put the Oakland Police into receivership. We will also be planning our next visit to City Hall.
We are making a difference! We can use all the help we can get!
Sundays – 2:00 PM, 19th Street and Telegraph Avenue
Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally and has equal decision-making power. Occupy Oakland’s General Assembly uses a participatory decision-making process appropriately called, “Occupy Oakland’s Collective Decision-Making Process.” Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.
Proposals are brought to the Facilitation Committee, either in person at their regular meetings (19th and Telegraph on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM and Saturdays at 4:00 PM) or through an email to: email@example.com, and then are brought to Occupy Oakland’s General Assembly. A proposal becomes a resolution only when it is approved through the mechanics of Occupy Oakland’s collective decision-making process. If the community passes a proposal, then it becomes an official Occupy Oakland resolution.
Autonomous Action & the General Assembly
The bulk of the work of Occupy Oakland does NOT happen in the General Assembly. It happens in various committees, caucuses, and associated groups that report back to the general assembly. Everyone participating in Occupy Oakland should be part of at least one associated group. Occupy Oakland encourages autonomous actions that do not require consensus from the General Assembly. This encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.
General Assembly Standard Agenda
- Welcome Announcements
- Agenda Overview
- Reports from Committees, Subcommittees, Caucuses, & Working Groups
- Overview of Process
- Proposal Queue
- Sample Proposal 1
- Sample Proposal 2
- Sample Proposal 3
- Action Announcements
- General Announcements
* An agenda is subject to change at the discretion of the Facilitation Committee or the facilitators of the GA.
Schedule and Records
Meeting notes, resolutions, and decisions are posted online so that participants can keep track of what is going on with the occupation.
Helps facilitate the operation of the General Assembly. The Facilitation Committee meets at 19th and Telegraph on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM and Saturdays at 4:00 PM. If you would like to join our committee, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or see our page on this website for more information: Facilitation Committee.
How to Make a Proposal
- Create a group of at least three people that have attended at least one Occupy Oakland General Assembly prior to drafting the proposal.
- Submit your proposal in writing to: email@example.com or during a Facilitation Committee meeting.
- Please include contact information for at least three members of your group.
John Burris and Dan Siegel will argue before the U.S. Court of Appeals against the efforts of the police officers who murdered Oscar Grant and brutalized his friends to win immunity for their actions. Last year federal judge Marilyn Patel ruled that the officers were not immune from suit for civil rights violations. The hearing will take place at the federal courthouse located at Seven and Mission, San Francisco. Supporters of the movement for justice for Oscar Grant are urged to attend the hearing.
Get there early to get a seat.
Hey folks, this week we’re going to do something a little different – Tuesday morning we’ll gather at the house to do an hour or two of neighborhood outreach, flyering a bit to get word out about Movie Night.
We’ll gather at 9:30 for coffee and and some sweet gooey morning buns, chat a bit among ourselves, and then take flyers out to a couple of places in town.
If you’d like to join us, comment here to RSVP.
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office
is trying to sneak tried to sneak their drone purchase request through the Board of Supervisors at tomorrow’s meeting, before we could have our hearing with the Public Protection Committee.
But they were caught in the act! Michael Siegel, attorney for ACAD (Alameda County Against Drones), informed us by twitter that:
Michael Siegel @OaktownMike
You all must work fast! Just got call from Alameda County counsel, saying Sheriff WILL NOT seek approval for drone tomorrow. #agitationworks
PLEASE JOIN US ANYWAY FOR AN EMERGENCY PRESS CONFERENCE:
Tuesday, December 4
10am (Precedes Board of Supervisors meeting at 10:45am)
1221 Oak Street, Oakland
Protest the closing of US Post Offices, especially the Berkeley Main Post Office. Richard Blum, Diane Feinstein’s husband, stands to profit mightily from the sale of the Berkeley Post Office.
Up for sale is the historic Berkeley main post office. Billionaire real estate mogul Blum is chairman of CBRE, the largest commercial real estate company in the world, which has the exclusive contract to sell off some 70 post offices in the US. Blum is also a regent of UC, where he’s been working to privatize the University just as he’s involved in privatizing the Postal Service.
Rally at Blum’s office and march to Diane’s Feinstein’s office at 1 Post St.
Town hall meeting with Mayor Jean Quan, OPD Chief Howard Jordan, City Administrator Deanna Santana and City Council Member Pat Kernighan. J4AB will attend to demand answers about the Blueford case and demand accountability from OPD and the city.
Occupy Our Homes 1 Year Anniversary: Celebrate by taking action!
Please join us this Thursday, December 6th for the Occupy Our Homes National Day of action:
8am: Press Event to celebrate a real, community victory at Gayla Newsome’s home, 1536 Adeline Street in West Oakland
3:30 pm: Join ACCE members in kicking off a new statewide effort to hold Banks accountable to the national attorneys general settlement and calling for aggressive principal reduction by resetting mortgages to their current value! Meet in downtown Oakland.
On December 6, 2011 Oakland ACCE reached out to allies and supporters, including many members of Occupy Oakland, and helped Gayla Newsome and her family successfully re-occupy their West Oakland home after it was lost to a wrongful foreclosure. Thanks to the actions of ACCE members, Occupy Oakland and each and every one of our supporters, Gayla and her family have got their house back and on have been given a trial modification.
Last year’s Occupy Our Homes events that saw actions and home re-occupations throughout the Bay Area and across the country helped to create momentum for a national movement that began to hold Big Banks accountable to homeowners, residents and neighborhoods. In the past year, ACCE members have won more than $1 million in principal reduction and we are proud to report than none of our members have lost their homes in the past year!
Our movement has gained some momentum – but we need to keep strong if we want Wall Street banks to give quality loan modifications with principal reduction to all homeowners. We are calling on ACCE members, supporters and allies to celebrate Gayla’s victory & the anniversary of the Occupy Our Homes movement by starting a new chapter in the long fight to hold Banks accountable.
New schedule and additional location!
Bi-Monthly meetings to organize and publish web content for occupyoakland.org.
We meet the first Thursday of the month at The Holdout, 2313 San Pablo Ave Oakland,CA 94612 @ 6PM
And the third Sunday of the month at 19th Street / Rashida Muhammad Street (one block away from 19th Street/Telegraph avenue) @ 2PM
If interested on helping us out, please come and join us!