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Jun
15
Fri
Stockton: 3 Day Campout Against Police Brutality @ The Park Across from City Hall
Jun 15 all-day

BLACK LIVES MATTER 2.0 PRESENTS:

There will be workships on Police HORROR, public safety and security.

There will be training on NLG Legal Observer Program – National Lawyers Guild.

There will be workshops and discussions concerning American Dreamers and homeless individuals.

Stop Gun Violence Now!

All are welcome to bring your tents, grills and food.

 

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Jun
16
Sat
Stockton: 3 Day Campout Against Police Brutality @ The Park Across from City Hall
Jun 16 all-day

BLACK LIVES MATTER 2.0 PRESENTS:

There will be workships on Police HORROR, public safety and security.

There will be training on NLG Legal Observer Program – National Lawyers Guild.

There will be workshops and discussions concerning American Dreamers and homeless individuals.

Stop Gun Violence Now!

All are welcome to bring your tents, grills and food.

 

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Hands Around Lake Merritt @ Lake Merritt, At the Arches
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Canvass for Housing Justice in West Oakland @ Bobby Hutton (Defemery) Park
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The housing crisis in the Bay Area and beyond is a wholly preventable disaster, created and maintained by the notion that housing is a commodity and not a human right.

Join us (DSA) in the campaign for the Affordable Housing Act — a proposed ballot initiative that that will give our cities and counties the power to adopt rent control necessary to address the state’s housing affordability crisis by repealing the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.

The Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act upholds landlord interests, and — in tandem with the housing crisis — has deeply exacerbated social disparities, displaced longtime communities, driven homelessness, and dealt a blow to working-class power by making housing ever more insecure and inaccessible.

Come learn more about repealing Costa-Hawkins and then we’ll hit the streets to talk with our neighbors about housing justice and the Affordable Housing Act!

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Community Celebration for Human Rights and Dignity @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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People’s Assembly on the Housing Crisis @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater, South Side of Lake Merritt
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This campaign is committed to building our platform in partnership with the community. We don’t want to reinvent the wheel. We want to uplift the amazing progressive grassroots work that is already happening.

Over the next few weeks, we will host People’s Assemblies on everything from public safety to education. Together we will imagine an Oakland with housing security, true public safety, sanctuary for all, and create a plan to get us there.

Our next People’s Assembly will focus on housing, and the crisis of affordability that is displacing Black communities and forcing thousands of long-time Oakland residents into the streets. We believe public land should serve the public good – not generate profit for developers. Join us to dream about an Oakland where housing is a human right, and displaced Black families have the right to return to the communities from where they were displaced.

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Jun
17
Sun
BERKELEY JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

The City of Berkeley holds it’s Juneteenth Celebration on Sunday, June 17, from 11am to 7pm. This cultural event celebrates African American culture and traditions, as well as promotes community diversity.

The event – featuring music, food, health screenings, historical exhibits & art for children – takes place along Adeline Street, from Ashby to Alcatraz in Berkeley.

 

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Father’s day ICE protest @ West County Detention Center (ICE Holding facility)
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

I don’t see any better way to celebrate father’s day than by protesting the immoral separation of families.

I cannot in good conscience be a good father without teaching my children compassion and to fight for what is right. There was no way I could celebrate while families are being cruelly torn apart.

While searching for a way to make this day more meaningful, my friend Megan proposed the idea of the protest at the ICE detention center.

Yes, it’s last minute and 100% grassroots, but I hope you will join me in making this a meaningful Father’s Day for all of us.

As the Declaration of Independence says: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

If we do anything less, we are no longer Americans.

Please share widely!

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph. 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. (Note: we tend to meet at 3:00 PM during the cooler months from November to early March after Daylights Savings Time.)

On every ‘last Sunday’ we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome.

OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over six years, since October 2011! 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

Welcome & Introductions
Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
Announcements
(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: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

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Green Sunday: Wrap-up on the Election and Report-back from the State Green Party Meeting @ Art House Gallery and Cultural Center
Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm

First we will have a report-back from folks who attended the June 9-10 Meeting of the Green Party of California, in Stockton.   Then, we will have a free-ranging discussion on the current state of electoral politics. Let’s talk about topics such as:

** June 2018 election results (both local and wider): How did Green and Progressive candidates and measures do? Can we improve their campaigns? Comments on our Voter Guide?

** California’s top-two “Open Primary” (both local and wider): Can it occasionally help us, such as our Congressional race? OTOH, have we moved any closer to its abolishment?

** Green candidates: How can we develop a pool of potential candidates and candidate staff, in advance of the 2020 election?

** Vote-by-mail-only: It’s moving across the country. Is it coming to Alameda County? Is that a good or a bad thing?

** Green voter registration, voter turnout, other burning topics?
Please come with your thoughtful questions and answers!

Moderators: US Congressional Candidate Laura Wells, and GPAC County Councilmember Tina Kimmel


SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County and are normally held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 pm; council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website: https://acgreens. wordpress.com/

https://acgreens.wordpress.com/
Express your green ideas and “like” us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/greenpartyofalamedacounty/

Participation and/or donations appreciated!  https://acgreens.wordpress.com/donate/
FLIER to print, post, distribute please:
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Movie: Gods in Shackles + Vegan Potluck @ Berkeley Animal Rights Center
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us to watch the award winning documentary ‘Gods In Shackles’. Bring along your favorite vegan dish (enough for 6-8 people)

6:00 to 6:15: Mingle with attendees and enjoy the delicious food
6;15 to 7:45: Screening of ‘Gods in Shackles’
7:45 to 8:00 PM: Call for donations and Q-A with Seema Vaid

Details about the film:
Gods in Shackles is a feature-length documentary film, an exposé revealing the dark side of the southern Indian state of Kerala’s glamorous cultural festivals that exploit temple elephants for profit under the guise of culture and religion.
By exposing the abhorrent torture suffered by India’s heritage animal, Gods in Shackles offers hope to the thousands of endangered captive and wild elephants in India through heightened awareness that will inspire key stake holders and policy makers to enhance the living conditions of these highly social animals.

By film maker Sangita Iyer (B. Sc., M.A. PGD Journalism), Filmmaker born and raised in Kerala, India

Event Co-ordinator: Seema Vaid, Volunteer, Voice for Asian Elephants Society a non profit organization that has the following vision:
“Creating sustainable communities through caring for, and protecting endangered captive and wild Asian elephants”

Note: This event is free but donations would be much appreciated. Funds will go towards, creating a safe havens for temple elephants rescued from the endless abuse and cruelty in Kerala.

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Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required!

We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net

We usually meet in the basement, unless otherwise noted.

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Jun
18
Mon
Court Support for the Berkeley 5 @ Department 109, Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

8am – Rally at Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse, 661 Washington Street (at 7th Street) in Oakland
9am – Support Comrades Awaiting Verdict in Department 109 (5th Floor)

The trial of the Berkeley 5 ended with the last two defendants taking the stand, as well as another witness for the defense, who had been at the protest in March. The prosecution’s case unraveled by the end of the day, and the prosecutor got increasingly vicious, which backfired and resulted in the judge dismissing the bogus weapons charge against one defendant.

The jury will begin deliberating Monday morning at 9am, and is expected back sometime after 10am. Please come out to support our antifascist comrades as we wait for the jury to deliver the verdict.

The Guardian published the following story about the case earlier this morning:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/15/police-pro-trump-berkeley-leftwing-activists-court-case

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Tenant And Neighborhood Council (TANC) Meeting @ Omni Commons
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Let’s get organized against the housing market. Come through!
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We are a group of Bay Area tenants who are fed up with rising rents, evictions, and harassment at the hands of landlords. We are fed up with our neighbors having no option but to live unsheltered and at constant risk of police harassment. We want to stop landlords, developers, and cops from looting our communities.

A council is a group of tenants who work together to wield collective power against a shared landlord in order to improve their conditions. While, in general, councils may organize for more affordable, habitable, and safer housing, the issues that a council decides to organize around is ultimately dictated by its members. Councils can be powerful because they can directly apply their collective pressure on their landlord without the permission of city hall or other third parties.

TANC will help organize councils and bring them together as a network. While councils interface directly with their landlord, they can find support from other councils who rent from different landlords. We will assist in getting the word out to tenants and researching landlords. Neighbors will get to know each other during dinners, BBQs, and other events that TANC will support. We will compile complaints that are common across councils and aid in seeking their resolution. Councils will discuss and demand timely repairs, and support tenants threatened with eviction. Ultimately, the point is to reconfigure power dynamics of landlords and tenants in the Bay Area.

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Jun
19
Tue
Get on the Bus! Pass AB 931-Stop Police Use of Force @ Fruitvale Bart Station Plaza
Jun 19 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

GET ON THE BUS TO PASS AB 931-Mobilization to Sacramento 6/19!

On Tuesday, June 19, AB 931 the Police Accountability and Community Protection Act, will be heard in committee for the first time! Please read below to RSVP and sign up for free travel and food.

We need to let the Legislature know that higher standards for police use of force is critical to save lives– they must pass AB 931 out of the Senate Public Safety Committee! AB 931 will make it more difficult for CA police to justify violent use of force against our communities. Show up to Sacramento on June 19 to pack the room and deliver a short ‘me too’ statement to the Senators to voice your support!

RSVP AND REGISTER HERE: www.bit.ly/RSVPJUNE19

**TRAVEL SUPPORT TO SACRAMENTO**

**NorCal: One charter bus will leave from Oakland on Tuesday, June 19 morning (Roughly 6am). NorCal bus will return on Tuesday, June 19.
*OAKLAND PICK UP LOCATION: Fruitvale BART,
3401 East 12th St, Oakland, CA 94601

Feel free to ask any questions here or on Twitter or Instagram: @YouthJusticeLA.

#NoCopOuts #ProtectThePeople #RightToLive

Hosted by White People 4 Black Lives / SURJ Affiliate Los Angeles, Anti Police Terror Project, more

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Tell ICE: Families Belong Together – SF @ ICE San Francisco
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Some activists reached out to us who are planning for an action, Tuesday, June 19, 1PM at ICE’s SF HQ. They’d like to remain anonymous, but asked us to publicize their call.

Please join in standing up to this moral horror of family separations and detention of immigrants and refugees at ICE’s SF headquarters, 630 Sansome, 1pm. #keepfamiliestogether #familiesbelongtogether

You can also share this on Twitter, https://mobile.twitter.com/treekisser/status/1008827830392647680

What to do:

1. Bring a bluetooth speaker or stereo
2. Use this link to play audio of kids in cages screaming for their parents:
https://www.facebook.com/propublica/videos/10156554134509445/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoncXfYBAVI
3. Play the audio through your bluetooth speaker
4. Let’s make ICE hear these kids!

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The rise and fall of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) @ East Bay Community Space
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Jun
20
Wed
APTP General Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

APTP meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.​

The Anti Police-Terror Project began as a project of the ONYX Organizing Committee. We are a Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color. Founding coalition members include the Black Power Network, Community Ready Corps, Workers World, and the Idriss Stelley Foundation.

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Jun
21
Thu
Keep the Heat on ICE – Families Belong Together @ El Cerrito Plaza
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On June 14th hundreds of people gathered at the 4 corners of El Cerrito Plaza to protest the family separation policy that is traumatizing children, parents and frankly, the country. This is an evil policy, a disgrace, that cannot be ignored. It is self-imposed by the Attorney General and the President. Family separation is not a law, it is simply a policy designed in the most cruel way to deter immigrants seeking asylum at our border. Bring a sign, and be part of our Human Billboard.

 

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Jun
22
Fri
Separation of Families Protest at Richmond ICE Facility @ West County Detention Facility
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Meet at the Light Rail parking lot on Curtner at 10:30 am on Friday. Bring your signs! We are inviting Resistance groups from the Bay Area to join us. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! RSVP so we know how many will be there. Thank you!

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