Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


WE HOPE TO CONNECT PEOPLE TO OUR ON GOING CAMPAIGNS IN THE BAY ARE here is a link to the bay area action for julien which includes CHELSEA SUPPORT PLEASE SIGN UP

Ok, folks, here’s the deal: the Main stream media (MSM) is so full of lies, it’s got the masses confused!!  There’s only a few places we can get the truth.

Chelsea and Julian, were two of the most important WHISTLE BLOWERS to tell the truth about USA’s illegal, immoral WARS. That’s why our “US leadership” wants them dead. USA is the largest TERRORIST country in history, killing, wounding, and forcing immigration on millions of folks all over the world!!

To us, saving Chelsea and Julian is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT! They told us the truth about the wars! And all the NEW MACARTHYISM.  is due to blaming Julian for being a puppet of Russia.  So much of all our issues stem from the honesty of Chelsea and Julian!! That’s why our govt. wants to kill them!

Please join us Fridays at our vigil/demo/music/potluck  at MacArthur and Fruitvale, and if you know other organizations around the state and the country, contact them and encourage them to organize to protect Chelsea and Julian as well!! We have some pretty good posters, but also bring your own. Thanks. gg and Orion



AFTER U WATCH THE VIRAL VIDEO  PLEASE WRITE LETTERS TO CHELSEA (only hand written and no post cards no pictures do not write any thing on the outside of the letter to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning
William G. Truedale Adult Detention Center

Report back from Cuba and update on Venezuela. @ BFUU
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Report back from Cuba and update on Venezuela.
Two local activists who participated in the May Day activities in Cuba will be sharing information with the public. Alicia Jrapko, co-chair of the National Network on Cuba and the US coordinator of the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, and Bill Hackwell, photo journalist and co-editor for the English edition of Resumen Latinoamericano will be speaking.

Recently returned from Venezuela:

David Paul, one of the four remaining members of the Embassy Protection Collective, arrested when it was seized by the DC police and secret service. The Collective was there for more than a month defending the Embassy on behalf of the legitimate government of Venezuela.

Laura Wells, 2018 Green Party candidate for California’s 13th congressional district.

Recently returned from Cuba:

Alicia Jrapko, co-chair of the National Network on Cuba and the US coordinator of the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity.
Bill Hackwell, photo journalist and co-editor of the English edition of Resumen Latinoamericano.                                Co-sponsored by Task Force on the Americas, BFUU Social Justice Committee and the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity.
Endorsed by Richmond, Ca./Regla, Cuba Friendship Committee, and the
Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity.

For more info: 510-219-0092 or 415- 578-7930

Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Committee, the International Committee for Peace Justice and Dignity, and the Task Force on the Americas.

Wheelchair accessible.

Oscar Grant Mural Unveiling @ Fruitvale Bart Station
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

School’s Out! Party for a Better World: Fundraiser @ Place for Sustainable Living
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The school year is coming to a close. Join comrades and friends to celebrate a year of struggle in the schools and in the streets. Live music from left punk band Apocalypse Eventually and more! Come hungry for pupusas, tamales, and horchata. This fundraiser is to help us raise money to send comrades to the 2019 CSP-Conlutas international labor congress in Brazil in August. The CSP-Conlutas is a unique federation of socialist parties, labor unions, and social movements (LGBT, Women, Indigenous, and Quilombo) in Brazil. By bringing activists in the struggle from the US, we’re able to connect with peoples movements all over the globe, and build the international movement for a better world in which all people are free.

Interfaith Prayers for Healing @ Bahai Center
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to healing.

The Bahá’í community of Oakland is organizing this gathering for the community to connect, share prayers, writings and poems from all spiritual traditions, reflect and recharge and build coalitions interested in healing.

Come share prayers, quotes, poems, and favorite passages from your scriptures with us. Simple breakfast will be served.

Doors open: 10:00 AM
Refreshments served: 10:00-10:30 AM
Prayers: 10:30-11:30 AM
Discussion and socializing: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

“Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of Thee is my remedy. Nearness to Thee is my hope, and love for Thee is my companion. Thy mercy to me is my healing and my succor in both this world and the world to come. Thou, verily, art the All-Bountiful, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.” ~ Bahá’u’lláh

“Remember the saying: ‘Of all pilgrimages the greatest is to relieve the sorrow-laden heart.'” ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sun, May 12
Turkey at the cross roads of imperialism
Turkey is struggling to find a new and better position in the world while fascism erodes the economy, human rights, freedom of press and all opposition.  New “elections” on March 31 is only a sham as mounting evidence of corruption piles.  Turkey has lost on Syria, a quagmire it planned on winning big with the bog guys.  As Turkey oscillates between European Union, the USA and Russia, it finds itself more and more irrelevant.  Contrary to the big plans of becoming a leader in the Middle East, Turkey has been relegated to a position where it is only trying to find who to follow.  Such is the position of those who accept imperialism instead of standing up to it. ICSS member Mehmet Bayram will present and lead our discussion. TENTATIVE

Sun, May 19
Mexican President Díaz (1876-1880 and 1884-1911) famously commented: “Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States.”
Diaz got it at least half right. Mexico has suffered in the shadow of the Colossus of the North, but Mexico is not poor. Mexico is rich in many ways, yet it also has been impoverished. And Mexico has been greatly underappreciated by North Americans. This presentation will emphasize the many poorly known accomplishments of Mexico, while uncovering the role of US imperialism.
Mexico is bucking an international right-wing tide, shifting its government from right to left-of-center with the presidential inauguration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) on December 1. Speaking for international capital, The Economist is worried. The other 99% of humanity is hopeful.
Roger Harris will present a PowerPoint-illustrated cautionary history of this trice conquered land. A longtime activist with the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, Roger is on the board of the Task Force on the Americas (, a 33-year-old human rights organization, and is active with the Campaign to End US-Canadian Sanctions Against Venezuela ( He last visited Mexico in March.

Sun, May 26, 2019: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Report from Venezuela Delegation
Venezuela is in the cross hairs of imperialism.  It has the largest oil reserves in the world, but more than that, Venezuela is determined to use its resources for the benefit of its own people instead of handing them over to transnational corporations or imperialist rulers.  In the age of imperialism, these trends are enough to make any country the target of imperialist plunderers.  We are under a media barrage of lies, misinformation, and open US propaganda about Venezuela. With this intense muddying of waters it becomes very hard to know and understand the events happening around this Latin American, Bolivarian, country.
In order to observe what is really going on there, recently Bay Area residents Mehmet Bayram, ICSS member and journalist, and Laura Wells, Green Party Congressional Candidate, visited Venezuela with the “End Venezuela Sanctions” delegation.  They will present their experience and lead the discussion afterwards.

Sun, June 9, 2019: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee
After 24 years in the USA, 38 years in the (East) German Democratic Republic as a McCarthy-era exile, then nearly 30 years in unified Germany, Victor Grossman, the ex-pat journalist and author examines the rise and fall of a socialist experiment as he observed and participated in it. He tries to clear through a fog of misinformation and distortion regarding it, describing its achievements, its successes as well as its blunders and negative aspects. Its position regarding Nazis and fascism is compared with that in West Germany. Its school system, women’s rights, both models in many ways, cultural questions and other matters are examined from a personal, anecdotal and sometimes humorous perspective. 
The book then turns to a broader examination of possible lessons to be learned when searching for solutions to present-day problems: the growing gap between rich and poor, alarmingly malevolent dangers for a crippled environment, the menace of racism and new fascist movements, the almost ignored danger of atomic annihilation – and who is to blame for them. But the book also looks at newly invigorated hopes for a better, a socialist future despite the many barriers to its realization – seen through the prism of a veteran of the “old Left” in the USA, Communist rule and the Cold War in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, and expresses his views on current fears and hopes on both sides of the Atlantic – and the Pacific. 
(Copies of Victor’s book will be available for purchase, cash or checks only, NO CREDIT CARDS.

Sun, Jun 16, 2019: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cuba”s Democracy
Constitutional Referendum and grassroots political processes.
Cuba is always described as a “dictatorship” by the mainstream media and the U.S. government, thus providing a pretext for the economic blockade and talk about regime change. But Sharat G. Lin found a remarkable democratic process in the recent Constitutional Referendum in Cuba and months of nationwide discussions involving millions of voters. (Awaiting confirmation)

Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Jun 9 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Please join us for our regular biweekly meeting of the Sunflower Alliance.  We’ll discuss ongoing campaigns and future plans and identify upcoming actions we can take to fight fossil fuels and work for a just and sustainable world.  Old friends and newcomers are equally welcome.  We need your participation and your voice! Come early to hang out and share a potluck lunch.

Potluck lunch 12:30 PM
Meeting 1 – 3 PM


Medicare 4 All – Nothing Less! @ The Women's Bldg
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Medicare for All is gaining momentum — today, 70% of Americans support the single-payer policy. But in order to win it, we’re going to have to overcome the powerful private interests that want to defeat it. Already, establishment Democrats are cowing to private insurers and pharmaceutical manufacturers by attempting to replace Medicare for All with lookalike legislation. As the new Democratic House majority begins to hold hearings and cohere around a healthcare policy, we need an uncompromising mass movement that demands nothing less than a universal, comprehensive, free-at-use Medicare for All.

Join Michael Lighty, long-time single-payer champion and Sanders Institute Fellow, as he tours the East Coast to discuss the urgency of the moment. This event will give you the tools you need to be a strong advocate for single-payer healthcare in your workplace and your community.

Accessibility: The Women’s Building entrance, auditorium and restrooms are ADA accessible


Budget Blitz: Signature Gathering Launch Prep @ Sustainable Economies Law Center
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Calling all volunteers! The People’s Budget Initiative needs YOU to help make it a reality by gathering signatures in your neighborhood.

We’ll make sure you have everything you need to get started as early as next week: meet other volunteers and build teams around your schedule, put together shift equipment, and run through one last training session.

This is the perfect place for new volunteers to connect with experienced signature gatherers who can share their skills & knowledge and organize shifts together.

Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 9 @ 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
(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: (
Strike Debt Bay Area :
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:
Oakland Privacy Working Group:
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:
Bay Area AntiRepression:
Biblioteca Popular:
Interfaith Tent:
Port Truckers Solidarity:
Bay Area Intifada:
Transport Workers Solidarity:
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy)
Sudo Room:
Omni Collective:
First They Came for the Homeless:
Sunflower Alliance:
Bay Area Public School:

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United:
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department:

Green Sunday: Telecom Rollout of Next Generation Wireless @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Don’t miss the next Green Sunday June 9th at 5pm on 5G, the 5th generation Big Telecom planned roll out of close proximity so-called “small” cell antennas every 2 to 8 houses on every block emitting inescapable millimeter wave wireless radiation 24/7 which would harm mammals and pollinators, risk our privacy and security, cost more than cable or fiber optic with far less reliability and speed, interfere with weather predictions, etc.  Motive for 5G?  You guessed it….corporate greed (with no regard for human need.)
20+ Ca cities have passed related urgency ordinances, but not yet in Alameda County — comin’ up!
Panel discussion will feature scientists and organizers.

Over 20 California cities have adopted measures to restrict the rollout of 5th Generation close proximity “small” cell antennas on every block.
Panel Discussion featuring health educator Sarah Aminoff, scientist Lloyd Morgan, and author Gar Smith.  Don’t miss the audience discussion that follows!
If it proceeds as Big Telecom plans, 5G will adversely affect privacy, safety, property values, weather prediction, etc.
There are far superior alternatives, cable and fiber optic, which are more reliable, more secure, faster, and more affordable.

loyd Morgan is Senior Research Fellow, Environmental Health Trust, and Director, Central Brain Tumor Registry of the US.  He is a retired electronic engineer who has been working on the risks of radio frequency radiation since 1991 and has published peer-reviewed studies on that topic.  After helping the city of Berkeley adopt its Cell Phone Right to Know ordinance, he founded Wireless Radiation Education & Defense (WiRED) which is on the cusp of getting the city of Berkeley to adopt an ordinance restricting 5G.  He is a Board Member of the International EMF (Electromagnetic Frequencies) Alliance and is also a member of the international science organizations, the Bioelectromagnetics Society, the European Bioelectromagnetics Association, and the Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium.

Gar Smith
is editor emeritus of Earth Island Journal, co-founder of Environmentalists Against War, and director of the nonprofit Academic Publishing Inc. A veteran of Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement, Smith has been jailed for anti-war actions and has engaged in environmental campaigns on three continents.  A Project Censored award-winning journalist, he is the recipient of the Health Journalism Award and the World Affairs Council’s Thomas More Storke International Journalism Award.  He is the author of Nuclear Roulette and The War and Environment Reader, and he recently wrote “How the 5G Revolution Threatens Human Health and Nature.”

Sarah Aminoff taught freshman first year experience at Sonoma State University and health education at City College of SF, College for Teens, as well as being a K-12 educator.  With United Educators of SF, she worked on a safer technology campaign for SF schools in collaboration with Environmental Health Trust’s educational campaigns on children’s health. She is the EMF Project Coordinator for FACTS (Families Advocating for Chemical & Toxics Safety) and is a member of the California Alliance for Safer Technology, a consortium of health and environmental advocates, physicians, non-profit leaders, attorneys and government officials, as well as Americans for Responsible Technology.  Successful campaigns include Sierra Club CA Conservation Committee voting to oppose 5G without environmental review or local control.  Ms. Aminoff will add a dynamic power point presentation to the 5G discussion.

The event will be live streamed and archived on the Green Party of Alameda County facebook page.
Want more info?  At the forum there’ll be free copies of the excellent Re-Inventing Wires published by the National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy.

Homeless First: a Documentary Film about First They Came for the Homeless @ Omni Commons
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come check out out latest Liberated Lens production: Homeless First, a documentary about First they came for the homeless, a self organized drug and alcohol free encampment in Berkeley that provides safe space for people on the streets to get out of homelessness.

Film by Anka Karewicz and Travis Schirmer

Juggling performance by Stacey, report from Houseless People Walking To Salem For Justice march and panel with camp members after the screening.

Free admission, donations for FTCFTH and Liberated Lens will be collected.

Earth First! Journal Roadshow @ East Bay Media Center
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
sm_ef_j_flyer.jpg The Earth First! Journal, purveyor of news and cutting edge strategy of the radical environmental movement made their cross-country move to Oregon this year. 

Join other rabble-rousers and earth defenders to welcome and celebrate this grassroots media collective in its 40th year. The Earth First! Journal is a quarterly magazine that prints biocentric news, movement analysis, how-to’s, direct action earth defense, prisoner support, pipeline campaigns, antifascism, action report backs, campaign updates and so much more. The Earth First! Journal is a movement magazine made by the movement and for the movement. We distribute globally as well as to incarcerated individuals all over the country. Come hear more about this multi-generational project, and why print media is important.
Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration and Homeland Security @ Revolution Books
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Todd Miller discusses Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration and Homeland Security at Revolution Books

Millions of people, all over the planet, driven from their homes by climate change (and war and poverty) make desperate journeys to other lands. Seeking to survive and find a better life, they risk their lives and are then hounded and killed in militarized high-tech border zones. Trump is STILL separating children from their parents at the US/Mexico border – and this is going on all over the planet.

Todd Miller traces how the roots of current policies go back decades, and points to emerging resistance.

This will be an urgent and important discussion.

Todd Miller has researched and written about border issues for more than 15 years, the last eight as an independent journalist and writer. He resides in Tucson, Arizona, but also has spent many years living and working in Oaxaca, Mexico. His work has appeared in the New York Times, TomDispatch, The Nation, San Francisco Chronicle, In These Times, Guernica, and Al Jazeera English, among other places.

Miller has authored three books: The forthcoming Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the U.S. Border Around the World (Verso, 2019), Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security (City Lights, 2017), and Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security (City Lights, 2014).

Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly & Movie Night @ Finnish Hall
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


MOVIE NIGHT – Knock Down The House

Doors open at 7. We start promptly at 7:30.

Description: Watch the trailer. “A young bartender in the Bronx, a coal miner’s daughter in West Virginia, a grieving mother in Nevada, and a registered nurse in Missouri build a movement of insurgent candidates to challenge powerful incumbents in Congress. One of their races will become the most shocking political upset in recent American history.”

ADA Accessibility: The Finnish Hall has stairs leading up to the entrance so is not ADA accessible.

Pass The People’s Budget @ outside Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Last month, Libby Schaaf presented her budget for the 2019-2021 budget cycle. Despite a citywide survey that revealed Oakland’s two top priorities are homelessness and affordable housing, Libby’s budget increased spending for her office and the police department. And it decreased spending on everything else including public works, libraries, social services, parks & rec and race & equity. On Monday, June 10th, Council President Rebecca Kaplan will present her amended budget for community response.

The Refund Coalition has spent the last several months creating a budget that reflects our values as a city and ensures our most marginalized populations have what they need to thrive in Oakland.

Join us on Monday for a rally and then to speak at City Council in favor of Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan’s budget which most closely aligns with the People’s Platform by redirecting monies from the bloated police budget to social services, expanding our response to the homeless crisis, ensuring city services are funded at the levels we need and investing in permanently affordable housing stock.

Failure to act today ensures that tomorrow will be too late!

Community Discussion Group “When We Fight We Win – Resist the Landlords!” @ Reems Bakery, Fruitvale BART plaza
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rising rents and gentrification are driving working class people in the East Bay out of the neighborhoods they grew up in and making the area unlivable.

Still, workers are not powerless in the face of this onslaught of capitalist profiteering by the landlords and the rich.

Workers can fight back!

By understanding the real cause of the current housing crisis and organizing against it, workers have the power to change their conditions and create a future in their own image.

Join us for a community discussion on housing in the East Bay to meet and connect with others facing similar struggles.

Facebook event page:

Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Alameda County-Oakland Community Action Partnership is
seeking comment from the community on its Community Action
Plan and input on the needs and gaps in services that exist for
Alameda County’s low-income residents.

This meeting location is wheelchair accessible. To request disability-related accommodations or to request an ASL,
Cantonese, Mandarin, or Spanish interpreter, please email or call (510) 238-2362 at least
five working days before the meeting.

Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OTU’s Mission

The Oakland Tenants Union is an organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggle with landlords, impacting legislation and public policy about housing, community education, and working with other organizations committed to furthering renters’ rights. The Oakland Tenants Union is open to anyone who shares our core values and who believes that tenants themselves have the primary responsibility to work on their own behalf.

Monthly Meetings

The Oakland Tenants Union meets regularly at 7:00 pm on the second Monday evening of each month. Our monthly meetings are held in the Community Room of the Madison Park Apartments, 100 – 9th Street (at Oak Street, across from the Lake Merritt BART Station). To enter, gently knock on the window of the room to the right of the main entrance to the building. At the meetings, first we focus on general issues affecting renters city-wide and then second we offer advice to renters regarding their individual concerns.

If you have an issue, a question, or need advice about a tenant/landlord issue, please call us at (510) 704-5276. Leave a message with your name and phone number and someone will get back to you.

No Coal in Richmond Community Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join No Coal in Richmond for its monthly community meeting and potluck dinner. The Richmond Planning Commission postponed its hearing on the ordinance to stop coal and pet coke shipments from the Levin-Richmond Terminal, and we still need to keep building support for this critical protection for our health and the climate.

If you have any items for the agenda please send them to Terilyn,

If you think it’s important to get coal out of Richmond, here’s a chance to get involved.