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Oct
20
Sun
Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ by the statues
Oct 20 @ 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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Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ 19th & Telegraph, in the park by the statues
Oct 20 @ 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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Oct
21
Mon
Port Truckers Port Shutdown @ Port of Oakland
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Meet at Berth 58, the SSA Terminal, at 5:00 AM!!

Port Truck Drivers have self organized and voted to shut down the port of Oakland on Monday morning at 5am! Solidarity requested! Support these workers who have been taking it on the chin and are fighting back!

From an email:

Yesterday a group of about 100 Port truck drivers voted unanimously to picket/strike/protest/shutdown the port on Monday morning at 5am.

Facebook page: More info & RSVP.

An Open Letter to the Community From the Port Truckers.

IMPORTANT LOGISTICS INFORMATION: There is parking on the Port at 7th and Adeline. Middle harbor park parking lot will be locked until daybreak. There are carpools from the Northwest corner of West Oakland BART (you can ride the bus there or park for free in the lot). Carpool drivers can be identified by the flashing light on their dashboard when they pull up to pick up riders. They will be driving people from the parking lot directly to the SSA terminal.

Please wear warm clothes! It is very cold in the mornings on the Port!

The NLG hotline will be up tomorrow! Please write the number on yourself in permanent marker! (415)285-1011

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Solidarity Picket, Assembly & Potluck for BART Workers and Port Truckers. @ West Oakland Bart
Oct 21 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Facebook event & RSVP.

PORT TRUCKERS AND SUPPORTERS WILL BE SHUTTING DOWN AN SSA TERMINAL OF THE PORT MEETING TOMORROW @ 5 AM – SSA BERTH 57.

https://www.facebook.com/events/536144669809976/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

AFTER THAT WE WILL BE RE-CONVERGING AT 2 PM AT WEST OAKLAND BART FOR THE SOLIDARITY PICKET, POTLUCK AND ASSEMBLY TO ORGANIZE THE 5 PM PICKET OF THE SSA TERMINAL

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news%2Flocal%2Feast_bay&id=9294329

Solidarity Picket for BART Workers Strike and Assembly for Port Truckers! FREE STORE, ASSEMBLY AND POTLUCK AT WEST OAKLAND BART EVERY DAY OF THE STRIKE @ 2 PM

THIS EVENT IS A SOLIDARITY PICKET AT WEST OAKLAND BART – 2PM POTLUCK AND MUTUAL AID FREE STORE AND ASSEMBLY. At the assembly we will form committees to coordinate food/clothing – conflict mediation – medical – media – propaganda- action.

Bart workers are on strike and as we know an injury to one is an injury to all. They are trying to make an example and divide the working class but we have the potential right now for a GENERAL STRIKE! THE IBEW Local 6, AFSCME 3993, AFSCME, IUOE 39, CAPS, SEIU Local 1000
Inter-Union Organizing Committee at CDPH and the ILWU Local 10 made solidarity statements and/or passed solidarity resolutions.

Also see Occupy Oakland’s solidarity resolution for the BART workers.

We know that their is a master plan to divide the working class because people can’t get to work.
We must unite in solidarity with one another. Drop all internal conflicts and be accountable to each other. Don’t be oppressive! We must support each other in our daily struggles. With our skills and privileges shared we can provide all our needs!

UNITE THE WORKING CLASS AND POOR!

THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL IWW EVENT.

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Oct
22
Tue
Support Port Truckers. Keep the Port Closed. @ Port Of Oakland
Oct 22 @ 12:30 am – 4:00 am

People are needed to keep up a presence at the Port of Oakland so that ILWU workers can have a picket line not to cross. Come out and support the Port Truckers’ attempt to negotiate fair working conditions.

People are needed at 5:30 SHARP!

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Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Oct 22 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am

The Post Office has put the Berkeley Post Office up for sale!! Come and help plan our next actions in defense of our post office and against privatization.

Two weeks ago we learned that perfidious Post Office Executives, who only the week before had sent a letter to the Berkeley City Council offering to negotiate until at least November 12th, had had CBRE (Richard Blum’s company) list the downtown Berkeley Post Office for sale.

Check out the video of Peter Byrne’s talk last week at our Save the Post Office Rally!

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OCCUPY FORUM: The Fight for Homeless Rights @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Oct 22 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am

Occupy Forum Presents
The Fight for Homeless Rights

with:

Paul Boden – WRAP [Western Regional Advocacy Project]; founder of the SF Coalition on Homelessness and long-time organizer, hell-raiser, writer and inspiration for poor and homeless people like himself in their visionary and practical fight for civil rights and social transformation – speaking on the California Homeless Bill of Rights and homeless-led organizing in California and the West

Mike Zint – longtime OccupySF organizer and strong presence and force in the 24-hour Occupy at Bradley Manning Plaza and 101 Market; organizer of the Occupy the Sidewalks campaign actions against the illegal sit/lie and anti-‘lodging’ laws being used to scapegoat and harass poor and homeless people in San Francisco – speaking about the from-the-street fight for human and constitutional rights

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Albany Bulb March Against Eviction, Followed by Speaking at City Council @ Albany Bulb, Albany City Council
Oct 22 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am

Attend the Albany city council meeting on Monday, October 21st and tell them to delay the evictions until permanent, affordable housing exists. March from the Albany Bulb (1 Buchanan Street) at 6:30 to the city council meeting, which starts at 7:30.

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Busses Leave For Sacramento: National Day of Protest Against Police Violence. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A message from Oscar Grant’s uncle, Cephus Johnson:

If you are planning to go to Sacramento for National day against police brutality, repression, and criminalization of a generation, there will be a 45 seat bus at Oscar Grant Plaza at 8:00-8:30 am departing at 09:00 am. This is a free bus ride there and back, First come first serve until bus is full. Get their early to secure your FREE ride.

More info.

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Hold Police Accountable: National Day Of Protest To Stop Police Brutality @ California State Capitol
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 23 @ 12:00 am

NO SCHOOL, NO WORK, NO BUSINESS AS USUAL UNTIL POLICE ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE MURDERS OF:

Oscar Grant
Alan Blueford
Idriss Stelley
Kenneth Harding
Kelly Thomas
Gary King
Manuel Diaz
Mario Romero

NATIONAL DAY AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY.

October 22nd is a day that people around the nation have mobilized every year since 1996 for a National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. It is crucial that we bring forward a powerful National Day of Protest in cities and towns across the U.S. to challenge the ongoing violence against the people. This October 22nd, stand with thousands across the country to express our collective outrage, creativity, and resistance in response to the crimes of this system. On October 22nd, WEAR BLACK, FIGHT BACK!

Buses will leave for Sacramento at 8:00 – 9:00 AM from Oscar Grant Plaza.

A message from ‘Uncle Bobby’, Oscar Grant’s uncle:

f you are planning to go to Sacramento for National day against police brutality, repression, and criminalization of a generation, there will be a 45 seat bus at Oscar Grant Plaza at 8:00-8:30 am departing at 09:00 am. This is a free bus ride there and back, First come first serve until bus is full. Get their early to secure your FREE ride.

Facebook page.

Stop Mass Incarceration website.

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Oakland Protest: Stop Police Brutality, Repression and Criminalization of a Generation. @ Fruitvale Bart Station Plaza
Oct 22 @ 11:30 pm – Oct 23 @ 12:30 am

If you can’t make it to Sacramento on this 18th annual day of protest, you can still take action.

Wear Black! Hoodies Up!

If you couldn’t sleep when the verdict of Trayvon Martin’s killer came down…
If you burn with anger or agony living in such a society…

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Oct
24
Thu
Final Planning & Banner&Poster Making for Facing Urban Shield Action. @ Oakland Peace Center
Oct 24 @ 1:30 am – 3:00 am

The countdown is on, just three days left til our big day! There’s already been a lot of media attention. We have had interviews with the Oakland Tribune, Oakland North, tomorrow on Hard Knock, Thurs on Kpfa’s Morning Show and several other local publications.

Now we just need to finalize some last minute logistical plans.

We have a meeting Wednesday where we’ll make posters, and the banner, at the Oakland Peace Center at 6:30 tomorrow… so please bring any cardboard and/or supplies you have lying around.

Noura, Lynn and Ali

(Also, there’s an important Berkeley Police Review Board meeting that Copwatch needs folks to come out to, at the same time as tomorrow’s meeting…so if you can’t be in Oakland, hope you can go to that. 🙂 Good luck Andrea & CopWatch!!)

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Justice for Kayla (Xavier) Moore @ South Berkeley Senior Center (just a few blocks from the Ashby Bart)
Oct 24 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am

Berkeley Copwatch has collected enough signatures to require the Berkeley Police Review Commission to hold a Special Meeting to hear from the public their concerns about what went wrong when Kayla died in police custody.

Please Come to the next Police Review Commission Meeting!

Read the just released People’s Investigation: In-Custody Death of Kayla Moore.

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Oct
25
Fri
Urban Shield Day of Protest @ Marriott Hotel
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 1:00 am

Join the demonstrations against “Urban Shield,” a war game and weapons show that will be held in the Bay Area from October 25th-28th. This convention brings together more than 150 local, state, federal, international and private sector partners defined as “first responders” to “critical events” in “our high-threat, high-density urban area.” They includes human rights violators such as police departments from BART’s to Bahrain’s, together with private security corporations and weapons manufacturers.

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Join the Facing Urban Shield Action Network on October 25 to confront the weapons manufacturers and the local officials who are working with them as their exhibition kicks off in downtown Oakland, and let them know that Urban Shield is not welcome here. The last thing Oakland needs is a further militarization of the police in our neighborhoods. A real shield for our city would provide jobs, healthcare, affordable housing, and good schools!

What/when:
* Community witness/walking picket 9am to 5pm
* Rally 5pm
* March to Oscar Grant Plaza at 6:00 PM.
* “The Battle For Oscar Grant Plaza.” A new documentary by Jacob Crawford about 025 and N2, 2011, will be shown after it gets dark.

Who we are:
* The Facing Urban Shield Action Network consists of 30 Bay Area community organizations.

Why you should join us in taking action against Urban Shield:

* Urban Shield deepens the militarization of police in our neighborhoods, which results in harassment and violence, disproportionately against African-American, Latino and Arab/Muslim communities.

* Urban Shield provides training and information sharing among SWAT teams and international police forces, many of which are guilty of major human rights violations – including teams from Israel, Bahrain and Qatar among others.

* Urban Shield normalizes the use of ‘non-lethal’ chemical weapons, surveillance drones, armored cars and other military weapons against Muslims, people of color and peaceful protestors.

* Urban Shield spends up to $7.5 million of public monies – to fund big “defense” contractors that turn disaster and deadly conflict into profit. We see this trend in attempts to purchase tanks and drones by police forces and sheriffs across the Bay Area.

* Urban Shield targets people expressing their right of freedom of assembly and protest through scenarios presenting activists as a danger to public safety. By promoting fear of ‘terrorism’, Urban Shield justifies Islamophobia, stop and frisk, and other intrusions into our constitutional rights.

What you can do:
* Come out on October 25 and show your opposition to further militarization of the police.
* Join the Facing Urban Shield Action Network and help us make sure this is the last time Urban Shield comes to Oakland. Email us at beitconvivencia [at] gmail.com or facingteargas [at] warresisters.org

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Oct
26
Sat
Rally Against Police Violence: Facing Urban Shield and OO. @ Marriott Hotel, then Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 26 @ 12:00 am – 4:00 am

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It will be two years to the day since Oakland Police tear-gassed, beat and dragged Occupiers from Oscar Grant Plaza, then later in the day shot Scott Olsen in the head with a bean-bag round and then flash-bang-grenaded his rescuers.

Join Urban Shield protesters and Occupy Oakland peeps at a rally at the Marriott Hotel to protest the Urban Shield convention – aka warrior cops loose on our streets. Urban Shield promotes the use of so-called “non-lethal weapons” against peaceful protesters, the same weapons that nearly killed Scott Olsen and have resulted in thousands of deaths and injuries here in the US.

Cephus Johnson (“Uncle Bobby,” Oscar Grant’s uncle) will be speaking. OtherSpeakers are TBA, and may include Scott Olsen.

“There will be a walking picket/public witness all day from 9:00AM-5PM in front of the Marriott where the giant gun show will be taking place (see the listing for the Urban Shield protest earlier in the day).

After the rally we will march to Oscar Grant Plaza, symbolically retaking it. At the amphitheatre we will perhaps have a few brief talks, definitely food (roast suckling pig as our entree), and likely music.

We will be showing “The Battle For Oscar Grant Plaza.” A new documentary by Jacob Crawford about 025 and N2, 2011, after it gets dark.

Food provided will be limited. We are asking those that can to please bring a dish, salad or dessert. (aka pot-luck)

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Solidarity Against Police Violence at Oscar Grant Plaza. @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Oct 26 @ 1:30 am – 4:00 am

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See Urban Shield Day of Protest and Rally Against Police Violence: Facing Urban Shield and OO for events happening earlier in the day and more details.

Gather at OGP for food and serious discussion about police violence.

We will be showing “The Battle For Oscar Grant Plaza.” A new documentary by Jacob Crawford about 025 and N2, 2011, after it gets dark.

Food provided will be limited. We are asking those that can to please bring a dish, salad or dessert. (aka pot-luck)

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Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Ideas Into Action! @ Cassie's art studio
Oct 26 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 12:30 am

Join Strike Debt Bay Area in working on some exciting projects locally and nationally.

– The latest on our coalition efforts to Save the Berkeley Post Office and fight privatization
of our commons. Watch the video of Peter Bryne speaking at our September 28th rally on the steps of the historic downtown Berkeley Post Office.

– The latest on our efforts to help Richmond and NGO allies push for principal reduction for Richmond’s homeowners. Read an article written by two Strike Debt Bay Area members on the Richmond principal reduction / eminent domain case.

In addition, we are exploring the use of a public bank to help Richmond, CA and other communities escape the thrall of Wall Street.

– Other projects include efforts to fight against student debt in conjunction with peeps at UC Cal, an action to bring awareness about the Federal Reserve on our near it’s hundredth birthday on December 23rd, 2013, support for tenants’ rights in Oakland, a Debtors’ Union, a book group with semi-weekly discussions, and more.

Check out our website, our Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

Note: Strike Debt’s own resident debt artist, Cassie Thornton, has a show up at Royal Nonesuch, and has generously volunteered the gallery space for our meetings!

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Oct
27
Sun
Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ by the statues
Oct 27 @ 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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Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ 19th & Telegraph, in the park by the statues
Oct 27 @ 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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ONYX: Feed the People Day! @ Defemery (Lil' Bobby Hutton) Park
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

ONYX Organizing committee is once again doing are FTP program on October 27th.

We will be taking donations.You will able to donate if you wish. We would also love if you are low on monetary funds volunteer. We will be handing out bag lunches and hygiene products. Help help the homeless by helping us hand these basic necessities out to the under privileged. We are also looking for people that do not mind interacting with people having conversations. handing out political and community information.

Facebook event & RSVP.

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