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Apr
6
Sat
Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition Meeting @ SEIU 1021 Offices, East Oakland
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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We are planning an outreach barbeque on April 13th! (Yum!)

Expect delicious home-cooked food, great music, powerful speakers, kid-friendly activities, a nurse’s station – all donated to this community event in honor of Alan Blueford, a Skyline High School student who was murdered by OPD Officer Miguel Masso almost one year ago on May 6th, 2012.

We will be holding a vigil on the one year anniversary of Alan Blueford’s death, May 6th.

We have launched a campaign to convince California Attorney General Kamala Harris to indict officer Miguel Masso for the murder of Alan Blueford. We kicked it off with a rally on March 5th.

We held a solidarity rally against the execution of Kimani Gray in Brooklyn by NYPD and police violence in general.

We are formulating how we should interact with Judge Thelton Henderson’s newly appointed Compliance Director for the Oakland police, Thomas Frazier.

We are discussing how we can aide other families who are victims of police violence.

We are making a difference! We can use all the help we can get! Come join us!

Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition website.

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Poster design and production by Sandy Sanders.

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A public forum to save the life and win the freedom of radical attorney Lynne Stewart @ Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
Apr 6 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

A public forum to save the life and win the freedom of radical attorney Lynne Stewart, suffering from Stage 4 lung cancer.

• Victim of a government frame-up conviction on charges of aiding and abetting terrorism •Imprisoned for ten years for defending

the civil liberties and democratic rights of the Egyptian cleric (the “blind sheik’) Omar Abdel Rachman

• Lynne has Stage 4 lung cancer and is seeking “compassionate release” to the New York City hospital that treated her original and now metastasized breast cancer. Citing “prison regulations” at FMC Carswell in Forth Worth, Texas, the warden denied release on the grounds that their medical experts claim that Lynne does not fall under this release program because she has at least two years to live before being overtaken by her metastasized cancer. Lynne’s medical experts say that if she is allowed the state-of-the-art treatment available today, she can recover. Meanwhile Lynne’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to hear her case is pending.

• Lynne is lifelong civil liberties attorney, social justice and human rights activist, coordinating committee member of the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) and a member of the National Lawyers Guild

Hear: Jeff Mackler, West Coast Coordinator, Lynne Stewart Defense Committee; lifelong friend of Lynne Stewart; director, The Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal; Administrative Committee, UNAC

Saturday, April 6, 2 PM

Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists , 1924 Cedar at Bonita, Berkeley

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Strike Debt Bay Area: Ideas into Action @ The Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics
Apr 6 @ 10:00 pm – Apr 7 @ 12:30 am

Strike Debt Bay Area, loosely affiliated with Strike Debt (check out their latest video) and Occupy, is dedicated to educating people about and organizing resistance to debt, and finding alternatives to our current system of debt slavery.

We are organizing our next Debtor’s Assembly (watch a video from our first one in February).

We are planning an action for Tax Day, April 15th.

Join us! You Are Not a Loan! Or Alone.

We will first meet all together and then divide up into groups that will look something like this:

Study & Research Groups (people interested in tackling specific research questions, reading books together, etc.)

Outreach & Education (people interested in getting our message out – to community groups, churches, etc.)

Direct Action (people interested in organizing Wells Fargo and other actions)

Debtors’ Union (tactical work for collective organizing against private and public debt)

Alternative Institutions (Alternative currencies, public banking, communal living, and more!)

Our web page.

Follow StrikeDebt (NYC) on twitter.
Latest StrikeDebt Analysis: Death By For-Profit Health Care.

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Apr
7
Sun
Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ in the park by the statues
Apr 7 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Our weekly open meeting for members and supporters to discuss the week’s tasks and projects. Come get plugged into ongoing housing defense work! We have abundant and varied work for all folks in any number of meaningful projects.

Rain location: SF Pizza, 1500 Broadway, Oakland

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Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ by the statues
Apr 7 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Our weekly open meeting for members and supporters to discuss the weeks tasks and projects. Come get plugged into ongoing housing defense work! We have abundant and varied work for all folks in any number of meaningful projects.

Rain location: SF Pizza, 1500 Broadway, Oakland

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Apr
11
Thu
JAB BBQ organizing meeting @ SF Pizza, Oakland
Apr 11 @ 2:00 am – 3:15 am

Meet to help plan the Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition BBQ,  Sat. April 13 1:00 PM Arroyo Park.  We need help setting up, cooking, serving, with tables (buttons, literature), trash pick-up, etc.

We are also meeting at the First Congregational Church of Oakland on Friday, April 12th at 11 AM to cook. 2501 Harrison Street at 27th, Oakland. We need more cooks spoiling the brew.

Event: http://occupyoakland.org/2013/04/justice-4-alan-blueford-coalition-bbq-april-13-100-pm-500-pm-arroyo-park/

 

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Apr
12
Fri
Help cook for the Justice 4 Alan Blueford BBQ (Sat.) @ First Congregational Church
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

We are  meeting at the First Congregational Church of Oakland on Friday, April 12th at 11 AM to cook for the Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition BBQ on Saturday, April 13th at 1 PM at Arroyo Park.  Come join us chopping and roasting our way to justice.  The cooks are meeting up the stairs from the stairway on the parking lot on the Harrison side of the complex.

Event: http://occupyoakland.org/2013/04/justice-4-alan-blueford-coalition-bbq-april-13-100-pm-500-pm-arroyo-park/

NOTE: Due to a senior-moment by the poster this action was originally listed as happening from 1 PM on the calendar (although correctly listed at 11AM in the text in the body of the Event listing).  I promise to try to do better next life-time.

 

 

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Join the Fight for a Livable Wage @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 12 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
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Apr
13
Sat
PROTEST: U.S. Drones Out of Africa, Middle East, Asia and Here! @ Powell St. BART
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for the April 13 National Day of Action to say, “U.S. Drones Out of Africa, Middle East, Asia and Here!”

Having killed more than 4,700 people through U.S. drone strikes in Central Asia, the Middle East and the Horn of Africa, the U.S. government is now putting all of Africa in the crosshairs…

Inside the U.S., drones are being used by many police agencies. The U.S. government has deployed drones along the US-Mexico border as part of the campaign to arrest and deport over 1.5 million immigrants since President Obama took office four years ago.

More info.

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Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition BBQ @ Arroyo Park
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 14 @ 12:00 am

Free food!

Facebook event. RSVP.

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The Justice 4 Alan Blueford coalition is hosting a community BBQ in Arroyo Park on Saturday, April 13th. We hope you’ll come out with friends and family to eat, play, and connect as we build the strength of our community.

Expect delicious home-cooked food, great music, powerful speakers, kid-friendly activities, a nurse’s station – all donated to this community event in honor of Alan Blueford, a Skyline High School student who was murdered by OPD Officer Miguel Masso almost one year ago on May 6th, 2012.

Please join us in demanding the arrest of Officer Miguel Masso for the murder of Alan Blueford, and an end to racial profiling and violent, unaccountable police in Oakland.

Officer Masso must be fired because factual evidence exists that:

– he participated in an illegal ‘Stop & Frisk,’ precipitating Alan’s death
– he did not activate his lapel camera as required by OPD protocols
– he executed Alan Blueford, firing three shots at someone who was unarmed
– he lied after the fact about the events of May 5th & May 6
– he should never have been hired in the first place because of his NYPD record
– he refused a prisoner medical treatment, as documented by NYPD Internal Affair
– he is not psychologically fit to be a police officer, as evidenced by his own statements in the District Attorney’s report

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Apr
14
Sun
Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ in the park by the statues
Apr 14 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Our weekly open meeting for members and supporters to discuss the week’s tasks and projects. Come get plugged into ongoing housing defense work! We have abundant and varied work for all folks in any number of meaningful projects.

Rain location: SF Pizza, 1500 Broadway, Oakland

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Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ by the statues
Apr 14 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Our weekly open meeting for members and supporters to discuss the weeks tasks and projects. Come get plugged into ongoing housing defense work! We have abundant and varied work for all folks in any number of meaningful projects.

Rain location: SF Pizza, 1500 Broadway, Oakland

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Strike Debt Bay Area Organizers Meeting: You Are Not a Loan! Or Alone… @ San Francisco Pizza
Apr 14 @ 11:30 pm – Apr 15 @ 1:00 am

Join us! All Are Welcome!

You Are Not a Loan! Or Alone.

We are organizing our next Debtor’s Assembly (watch a video from our first one in February), scheduled for May 18th in San Francisco (exact location TBA).

We are planning our next general get-together wherein our five current subgroups: Direct Action, Debtor’s Union, Outreach and Education, Alternative Institutions, and Research, will meet, organize, plan and report back. It will be held on May 4th, place yet to be determined, probably in Oakland.

Strike Debt Bay Area, loosely affiliated with Strike Debt (check out their latest video) and Occupy, is dedicated to educating people about and organizing resistance to debt, and finding alternatives to our current system of debt slavery.

Join us! You Are Not a Loan! Or Alone.

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Apr
15
Mon
STRIKE DEBT BAY AREA STRIKES BACK ON TAX DAY!! @ Federal Reserve Building
Apr 15 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Banks don’t pay taxes but most people do!

Banks don’t pay their debts but we are hounded if we don’t!

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Why must we pay income tax when banks and corporations don’t have to? They use accounting gimmicks, offshore headquarters and other scams to avoid paying their fair share. Is it fair that taxpayers bailed out the big banks, but they continue to profit at our expense? Why must we be crushed under the weight of debt for medical, educational, housing AND income tax obligations while those who have made a mess of our communities and our planet freeload at our expense?

On Tax Day, April 15, Strike Debt Bay Area will demonstrate our opposition to debt culture. We will reach out to indebted taxpayers with remedies to a life of financial servitude. Join us to spread the word about our activities.

STRIKE DEBT BAY AREA is beginning to organize for mass debt resistance. Collectively, we can decide that we’ve paid more than enough already for the blunders of the wealthy 1% and we can bill them for the debt they owe us and our communities.

Join us at the Federal Reserve, 3:00PM on Monday, April 15. Bring your voices. Bring your stories of debt persecution. Find out about STRIKE DEBT BAY AREA’s programs for debt resistance.

Strike Debt Bay Area is loosely affiliated with Strike Debt which created the Rolling Jubiliee.

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Apr
16
Tue
Rally to Demand the Prosecution of Vallejo Police Officer Dustin Joseph for the Murder of Mario Romero @ solano county district attorney's office
Apr 16 @ 10:00 pm – Apr 17 @ 12:00 am

RSVP via Facebook and more info

Mario Romero was 23 years old ,Just 16 days shy of his 24th birthday.He and his brother-in-law had just returned home following the celebration of the two just getting new , promising jobs that would help them better support their families, wives and 3 three children between the both of them. upon returning home they placed a call to open the front door; upon ending the call Mario’s sister went outside to scare them like she always did but upon her arrival to the side of the building she was stopped by a blinding bright light that was shone onto Mario’s car followed by officers exiting from their vehicle yelling “put your hands up!” and a shots fired by one gun before the sentence of “put your hands up!” was finished.

Witnesses recall seeing both men with their hands us pleading for their lives to be spared. family members pleaded with officers to stop shooting the unarmed men. a sort while into the shooting one officer jumped onto the hood of Mario’s car and began to continue shooting to insure that both men were dead.

30+ bullets were unloaded into Mario’s car has he and his family pleaded for Vallejo police to stop. their was NO return fire!..Mario was unarmed. He was shot in the face, in the mouth, hands, wrists,chest, and underarms. following his being shot he was cut from his seatbelt and mutilated by the murdering officers knife, resulting in a gaping hole in his body big enough to put a whole arm and fist into. he was dragged onto the ground , his hands were then zip-tied as the officer pushed his blood from his body. Mario’s dead body which was then removed from the scene of the crime before the coroner could arrive, following the removal of his body a fake gun was planted inside of Mario’s car by Vallejo Police Corporal Stanley Eng, who also stole Mario’s bullet filled & cut seatbelt. The gun that was planted was not just any gun it was a police issued training gun that only law enforcement can be issued. Mario’s body was hidden from his family for a month , delaying his burial, Mario’s family has experienced an abundance of intimidation tactics by the Vallejo Police who have attempted to silence their request for accountability, Vallejo Police have refused to interview witnesses, have admitted that they do not drug test their officers at all following being hired, nor do they psychologically evaluate them.

The Vallejo police have followed, arrested, intimidated, threatened witnesses and friends of Mario with false charges in an attempt to get them to make false stories about Mario. They have illegally raided homes without warrants, with officers tearing down pictures of Mario off of friends walls and urinating on them. The officer that murdered Mario is still patrolling the streets of Vallejo racially profiling and taking pictures of people with his personal cellphone. This officer had a dark past long before he murdered Mario, He arrested a 5 year old boy against the parents will, took him to a mental hospital where he was put on a suicide watch
he has also worked at Vallejo high School where he harassed students, used excessive force as well as tazed multiple stuudents.

Vallejo Police admit that they did not identify themselves, they claim they wanted to make contact with the men
THEY NEVER KNEW WHO MARIO WAS BEFORE THEY MURDERED HIM

VALLEJO POLICE CHIEF LIED ON MARIO CALLING HIM A PAROLEE WHO WAS AFRAID OF GOING BACK TO PRISON WHEN HE KNEW THE STATEMENT WAS A LIE.

THIS IS NOT A CASE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE…NO FORCE WAS NEEDED..IT IS NOT ILLEGAL TO SIT IN FRONT OF YOUR HOME AT ANYTIME OF THE DAY OR NIGHT! YOU SHOULD BE FREE FROM BEING PREYED UPON BY BLOOD THIRSTY, UNDRUGTESTED COPS!

MARIO LEAVES BEHIND A 3YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WHO WAS HIS WORLD
WE DEMAND JAIL FOR DUSTIN JOSEPH NOW!

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Apr
18
Thu
Remembering / Celebrating the life of Kayla (Xavier) Moore, Killed by Berkeley Police, on her Birthday @ Downtown Berkeley
Apr 18 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2013

CONTACT:
Andrea Prichett (Berkeley Copwatch)
Phone: (510) 229-0527 email: prichett@locrian.com

Diana Bohn (Coalition for a Safe Berkeley)
Phone: 510-525-5497 or 926-5871 email: nicca@igc.org

Who: Berkeley Copwatch, Coalition for a Safe Berkeley

Event Remembering/ Celebrating the life of Kayla (Xavier) Moore on her birthday

What: Birthday Memorial Celebration
When: 5:00pm, Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Where: 2116 Allston Way (near Shattuck Ave.) in Berkeley

and

What: Press Conference and delivery of the Public Records Act Request to the police station.
Where: 2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley
When: 6:15 PM

On what would have been Kayla Moore’s 42nd
birthday, we invite all justice (and fun) loving people to join us for a
remembrance and get-to-know you event in celebration of her life. You see,
we are also forging a movement to demand justice for Kayla Moore. Since the
night of February 12, 2013 when police claimed to be responding to a call about
a “disturbance” on the 5th Floor of the Gaia Building in downtown
Berkeley, the BPD has provided almost no information about what happened
that night. According to the Coroner’s office, the BPD has asked that a “hold”
be placed on the release of the autopsy report. They say it could take 6-8
months to release.

Quote by Elysse Paige- Moore, stepmother: “Xavier had
a very difficult life, but an indomitable spirit. He suffered with mental
illness from an early age, struggling throughout his life with paranoid
schizophrenia and posttraumatic stress syndrome. He also had a near genius I.Q.
and a photographic memory. He was a poet and a gifted singer and oh could he
dance, even at 350 lbs! He was generous, and often took in homeless friends
giving them shelter and cooking 3 course gourmet meals for them. Despite his
challenges, he was resilient and resourceful. His spirit was unbreakable and
served as an example to everyone he touched.”

Demands of the Berkeley Police Department:

Release the police reports on the incident that took place on February 12-13th, 2013.

Release the Coroner’s Report.

Publish the investigation results.

Background:

As details of the tragic death of 41 year old Berkeley
resident Xavier Christopher Moore in police custody begin to emerge, residents
are asking why this person died and why police are slow to release information
in this case.

According to Berkeley Police, officers were dispatched for a
mental health evaluation at about 11:50 pm on February 12, 2013, although
neighbors on the same floor heard no disturbance until the police
arrived.

After officers appeared at Moore’s residence the situation
escalated, and shortly thereafter Moore died in police custody. Neighbors
observed officers carrying Moore on a gurney, unconscious and in restraints,
out of the building. In a city that is known internationally for disability
awareness, social consciousness and protection of civil liberties, it is
unacceptable that a mental health evaluation should end in death. The District Attorney says that since this is not an officer
involved shooting, they are not even investigating the case. We find all of
this unacceptable.

We are calling on the Berkeley Police Department to release
the police reports and the Coroner’s Report, and to publish the investigation
results on the incident that took place on February 12-13th, 2013.
If misconduct has occurred, officers must be disciplined. If it was a failure
of policy and administration, the public must be allowed to analyze the case
and to assist in addressing this breakdown in city services. In any case, we demand that the
Berkeley Police Department comply with Public Records Act requests and that
they make information about that night’s events available to the public as
quickly as possible.

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On May Day: Fight for Fifteen! @ The statues
Apr 18 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am

Recently hundreds of fast food workers participated in a wildcat strike in New York City to demand $15/dollars per hour. Now it looks like workers in Chicago are going for it as well. We need to Fight for Fifteen in Oakland!

Rampant gentrification and exploitation abounds in Oakland, with stores run by massively profitable corporations thriving off the labor of workers barely making minimum wage or more, but we know we can’t survive in this town on $8/hr. Bring this class tension to the forefront by fighting for a livable wage!

The May Day Fight for Fifteen assembly is planning for and publicizing a noise demo through downtown Oakland on May 1st aka May Day, the traditional holiday to commemorate workers’ struggles.

And, as we all know, whatever they do in New York, we can do better in Oakland.

This is a project of the Livable Wage Assembly, originally initiated by Occupy Oakland Labor Solidarity.

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Apr
20
Sat
GG COUNTERATTACK: SHUTDOWN US BANK SAT APR 20. PHONE BLAST. @ US Bank
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHUTDOWN US BANK SAT APR 20 MONCLAIR 10M TO NOONISH. Meet at US Bank in Montclair, 1998 Mountain Blvd, Oakland.

If you cannot make it please call US Bank branches between 10:00 AM and noon that are open today in the Oakland area:

Montclair: 510 339 5900

Alameda: 510 747 1657

I am ___________________, and I am calling on behalf of my friend, Gwen Winter, who you evicted from her home at gunpoint at 1415 Allman Street, Oakland, CA on Friday morning, April 19. I demand you call off the sheriffs, let her back into her home, lower her principal and treat her fairly and equitably! Don’t try to tell me that it isn’t your loan, because all the lawsuits are from your lawyers, who call themselves: US Bank NA as trustee for Chevy Chase Bank. Her loan number is (Chevy Chase Bank) #0555083294.

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Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition Meeting @ SEIU 1021 Offices, East Oakland
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We will be holding a vigil on May 5th on the evening of May 5th, the one year anniversary of Alan Blueford’s death.

We have launched a campaign to convince California Attorney General Kamala Harris to indict officer Miguel Masso for the murder of Alan Blueford. We kicked it off with a rally on March 5th.

We held a solidarity rally against the execution of Kimani Gray in Brooklyn by NYPD and police violence in general.

We are formulating how we should interact with Judge Thelton Henderson’s newly appointed Compliance Director for the Oakland police, Thomas Frazier.

We are discussing how we can aide other families who are victims of police violence.

We are making a difference! We can use all the help we can get! Come join us!

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Apr
21
Sun
Fundraiser Concert to Benefit Occupy the Farm @ The Farmsprung
Apr 21 @ 3:00 am – 6:45 am

Scheduled artists include Voyaj, Upside Drown, Shake Your Peace!, Future Twin and Michael Zeligs.

On Earth Day of last year, Occupy the Farm first broke into the Gill Tract to protest a proposed development neighboring land also owned by the university.

Via Berkeley Patch.

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