Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ by the statues
Sep 15 @ 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

Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ 19th & Telegraph, in the park by the statues
Sep 15 @ 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

Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ The Statues (in the park)
Sep 15 @ 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: It doesn’t rain in Oakland in August or September.

OOFDG Website

If you would like to help us monetarily with our work. We don’t need much, but we do keep a phone hotline active and do flyers and posters. Any little bit helps.

Angela Davis on 50th Commemoration of Birmingham Church bombing. @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Sep 16 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am

Angela Davis, activist, writer, and UC Santa Cruz professor emeritus, and Margaret Burnham, activist, civil rights lawyer and Northeastern University School of Law professor, will speak at a 50th commemoration of the Birmingham bombing.

Tickets: $25 per person, available at

Send a Message: Free Oshan Benefit @ Public Works
Sep 16 @ 1:00 am – 6:00 am

Community Gathering and Public Forum.

Oshan Anand was sentenced to more than 12 years on charges of selling psychedelics.

End the drug wars, stop the targeting of creative art and music festivals!

6:00 PM: Reception.
7:30 PM: Forum and Panel.
9:00 PM: Music, Dance, DJs.

More info.

Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Sep 17 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am

Help plan and organize our next rally on September 21st. Learn the latest about the fight the save the Berkeley Post Office and against privatization in general.

Occupy Forum: Jill Stein on Strategies for Movement vs. Money Politics @ Unite Here, Local 2, near Civic Center BART
Sep 17 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am

Jill Stein
Green Party 2012 Presidential Candidate and President of the Green Shadow Cabinet

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The Green Shadow Cabinet and Strategies for Movement vs. Money Politics

The Green Shadow Cabinet includes nearly one hundred prominent scientists, community and labor leaders, physicians, grassroots activists, cultural workers, veterans, and more, and provides an ongoing opposition and alternative voice to the dysfunctional government in Washington D.C. The Green Shadow Cabinet demonstrates that another way is possible.

The Green Party in its rejection of corporate funding is structurally different from the political establishment. Is the Green Party, with its key values (including long-held pillars of economic and social justice, non-violence, ecological wisdom, decentralization and local control), relevant to movements rising up to address our systemic problems, and implement urgently needed life-saving, job-saving and planet-saving solutions?

Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party Presidential Candidate of 2012, will discuss the creation and intent of The Green Shadow Cabinet and current political dynamics and strategies for “how we can create good jobs, end student debt, bring peace, develop democracy and rescue the planet right now – with our voices, our bodies and our votes!”

Jill Stein was the Green Party 2012 candidate for president of the United States. She is a mother, physician, and pioneering environmental-health advocate who has been on the front lines of battles to stop tar sands oil, fracking and nuclear power, and to create 25 million healthy, green jobs instead. She has worked to get big money out of politics, to provide health care and education as human rights, to end student debt, home foreclosures, wars for oil, Wall Street bail outs, and tax giveaways for the wealthy.

Jill now serves as President of the Green Shadow Cabinet, which watchdogs and debunks the corporate-sponsored political establishment, and raises the bar for solutions that are available to us right now. Jill is a Harvard trained clinical doctor who served for decades as an instructor in internal medicine. Now she practices “political medicine”, addressing the “mother of all illnesses” – the moribund political system that needs emergency resuscitation to start healing all the all the other things that are literally killing us.

Daniel Ellsberg: Civil Liberties and National Security in the Age of Big Data @ Humanities Bldg., Room HUM 587, San Francisco State University
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

San Francisco State University Constitution Day Panel:

“Civil Liberties and National Security in the Age of Big Data”

With panelists: Former military analyst, Daniel Ellsberg, known for leaking the Pentagon Papers; ACLU attorney, Matt Cagle; SFSU Professors, Ambassador David Fischer and Sarah Crabtree.

Day of Action for Public Education at UC Berkeley. OWS 2nd Anniversary. @ Sproul Plaza
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Please join the rally for public education and the march to the bargaining session of the UC Student-Workers Union (UAW 2865), this Tuesday, September 17, beginning at noon.

At the rally, speakers will address the meaning of Napolitano’s appointment for workers and students, and will talk about how this appointment shows the priorities of those who manage and govern the University: militarization, repression, and financial accumulation; not quality and accessible education.

The rally will be followed by a series of teach-outs on the following topics:
– financial speculation and student debt;
– austerity and the privatization of public education;
– Napolitano, the militarization of the campus and undocumented rights;
– the US threat to bomb Syria and the Syrian revolution; and
– the stakes for students and workers of the UC Student-Workers Union’s current contract campaign.

The teach-outs will be followed by a march to the bargaining session between the UC Student-Workers Union and UC management. Those who come to bargaining, which is open to all, will have the chance to speak about the importance of higher instructor / student ratios and better support for student workers to the quality and accessibility of public education in California.

Here is the schedule of the afternoon:

12-12.30pm: Rally on the Steps of Sproul Hall

– Announcement of a contingent leaving to the Regents meeting to participate in public comment and possible action
– Teach-Outs in front of Sproul

1:30 – 2pm: All the groups reconvene for a common mini presentation and Q&A on the UAW contract negotiation

2 pm: March towards the UAW bargaining session

Support Hayward City employees @ Hayward City Hall
Sep 18 @ 12:30 am – 3:30 am

Hayward city employees are facing a 5% pay cut on top of a previous 12% cut.  Join  them to demand that the mayor and city council “Put People First” and stop the cuts.

Justice 4 Tristan Meeting @ in the park by the statues
Sep 19 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am

IMPORTANT Justice 4 Tristan meeting.

We need to figure out how care is going to work for Tristan while I am away (Ayr will be taking on A LOT) and we need to organize around the trial in a way that reflects our real politics. We know our power’s not in some courtroom, it’s in the streets! J4T needs help this Fall.

Please support if you can, stay tuned for upcoming news and events…

Facebook page & RSVP.

Oakland Privacy Working Group meeting @ The Sudoroom
Sep 19 @ 1:00 am – 2:15 am

On July 31st after midnight the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to approve allocating $2 million to continue to develop the Domain Awareness Center that would integrate surveillance cameras from all over the Port of Oakland, the city, BART, AC Transit, traffic cameras, and other sensors into a local ‘fusion’ center that could effectively track private citizens movements throughout the region. Video and data feeds from all over Oakland are to be aggregated and monitored at the DAC, then analysed with license plate recognition software, thermal imaging and body movement recognition software, possibly facial recognition software, and more, all with absolutely no privacy or data-retention policies in place, or substantive debate at the committee or council level about the program.

The  Oakland Privacy Working Group and others are continuing to organize against these encroachments upon our liberty and privacy.

The entrance to The Sudoroom is on 22nd Street a few doors west of Broadway, up some stairs. There is a buzzer if the door is not open.

Solidarity with the Indigenous Struggle in Honduras and COPINH
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
San Francisco Action:
Date: Thurs, September 19th In coordination with trial date for COPINH members on Friday Sep 20th
Time: 12pm-2p
Location: Honduras Consulate
870 Market St #875, San Francisco, CA 94102
BART Workers Call for United Labor / Community Organizing Meetings @ ATU 1555 Hall
Sep 20 @ 12:30 am – 2:00 am

BART Workers Call for United Labor Community Organizing Meetings

When BART workers went on strike July 1, the whole Bay Area was affected. BART unions are doing what they can to prevent another strike, but BART has hired a major union buster to put the workers on strike, then blame the workers in a highly visible battle to bring Wisconsin-style attacks to the Bay Area and drive down living standards for all Bay Area workers. The 60-day cooling off period expires Thursday, October 10 at midnight, yet BART management still refuses to negotiate, likely forcing the workers out again after that.

BART management is following suit with other bosses who try to pit the people who rely on public services against those providing the public services. BART cried poor and pressured workers to give up major concessions for the last eight years, though it was discovered BART had tens of millions in surpluses. BART’s records now show a $125 Million annual surplus, but they believe they can generate enough public hostility against the workers or keep them out on strike long enough that they are forced once again to take major concessions.

This struggle is not just about BART. We’ve seen the same attacks on the city workers of Oakland, Hayward, San Francisco, at the Oakland airport and Port of Oakland, and throughout the area. Workers who are more vulnerable – those without unions, or undocumented workers – face even greater struggles. The plan to close City College of San Francisco adds to attacks on current faculty and staff jobs by denying access to education and jobs for many future workers. BART workers represented by ATU 1555, SEIU 1021, and AFSCME 3993 invite all affected by and concerned with these struggles to help plan and organize to unite these fights against Wisconsin-style attacks and to defend decent jobs for the Bay Area.

“Capitalism at a Dead End.” Book Review / Class Discussion. @ Workers World Offices, Oakland
Sep 20 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am

Join us in an informal book review/class of Fred Goldstein’s book, “Capitalism at a Dead End”, published in 2012. The review will be led by Dave Welsh. Extra copies of the book will be available to use for the class and/or purchase, if desired. Light refreshments will be served. No prior reading required.

Workers World office – just buzz #411
wheelchair accessible

Facebook event & RSVP.

Draw the Line. Keystone protest. @ 14th street bridge by Lake Merritt, across from the Kaiser Convention Center.
Sep 20 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 21 @ 1:00 am

Draw the Line for the Next Generations- Join us on Friday, September 20th to draw the line against dirty tar sands energy and for the health and power of the generations to come! Bring pictures of the young people you care about, and let your community know how the Keystone pipeline and tar sands refining our threatening kids (and grown ups) health in the Bay Area and beyond. Elders will be holding a “line” for the young ones, youth will be chalking lines of poetry, and people of all ages are welcome to come, learn more about the issues, get involved in the campaigns, and spread the word. event notice.

Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity @ Outside Jerry Brown's condo.
Sep 21 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am

People will be staffing a table with information about California solitary confinement conditions in solidarity with the suspended prisoners’ hunger strike.

Come on down and hang out and help pass out literature.

Discussion and Film showing on Eviction of Albany Bulb @ OutofLine
Sep 21 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am

Come out to the new space, OutofLine in Emeryville for a film showing on the Albany Bulb followed by a discussion on how to resist the eviction and save this wild and rebellious space.

Recently, the Albany City Council has moved to evict the almost 20 year old squatter encampment at the Albany Bulb and develop the area into a regional park. Dogs will be leashed, the art will be destroyed, and the people that live there, made homeless. Come out to discuss and plan!

Original announcement with color flyer on IndyBay.

Drawing the Line on Keystone XL @ All over the Bay Area
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 2:00 am

Find the event closest to you or of most interest to you in the Bay Area here:

Find an event

Over 70 events are already planned in states coast-to-coast, and this is shaping up to be an epic — not to mention beautiful — day of action. There are a bunch of neat actions planned: from a solar-powered barn going up in the pipeline route in Nebraska, to a tug of war between the fossil fuel industry and the climate movement in Boston, to a swimming party in a park in Jacksonville that might be underwater in the not-too-distant future — and many more to come.

ATU 1555 Community Unity Celebration @ Rainbow Recreation Center
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us for food, entertainment and fun while promoting community awareness.

Stand Together for a better today and a promising tomorrow.