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Jul
25
Thu
Close the SF County Jail! @ Steps of City Hall
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Poor People’s Campaign: Report Back on the Moral Action Congress @ Taylor Memorial Church
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

INVITATION: Reflections from the Poor People’s Campaign Moral Congress The Poor People’s Campaign is entering its next phase, and we want you with us as we continue to build this moral fusion movement. Please join or a report-back event on the Moral Action Congress that was held in Washington DC last month.

We’ll hear from Poor People’s Campaign members who attended the Congress, laying out the vision for the campaign and how we’re going to build a people-powered movement, making it impossible for our elected officials to ignore the struggles of the 140 million poor people in this country. We hope you’ll join us for this event. Please RSVP  by emailing info@ppcbayarea.org.

The event will begin at 6pm. We’ll have light refreshments at the start. Childcare will be available on request — please let us know in your RSVP if you’ll be needing that.

Forward together, not one step back! The Bay Area Poor People’s Campaign Steering Committee

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DSA Labor Social @ Eli's Mile High Club
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

oin East Bay DSA’s Labor Committee for our monthly social!

Grab food and drinks, hang out with other members who are interested in the labor movement, hear about what’s happening in the East Bay DSA Labor Committee, and learn how you can get involved!

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Film screening – Tapped @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us for July’s monthly potluck and free movie at the Bobby Bowens Progressive Center.

In light of the global Plastic Free July movement, we are going to watch Tapped (1 hr, 15 min) and additional clips about the plastic pollution crisis.

Tapped looks into the effects of plastic bottled water on issues such as pollution, human health and climate change. Plastic bottles ideally can be recycled but many of them end up in landfills or the ocean where they pose a threat to marine life. Also presented is an overwhelming amount of evidence that will change the way anyone thinks about bottled versus municipal water.

Since China’s ban on most plastic import, our plastic waste has been flooding Southeast Asian countries that lack the capacity to manage such amount. And yet more plastics are being manufactured as the industries want to educate us that recycling, instead of avoiding waste at its source, is the key solution to single-use petrochemical products although our recycling management is inadequate to catch up with the rate the plastic waste is being produced.

Join us and explore how our reliance on single-use disposable products leave us swimming in plastic pollution. Bring some food to share…and…your own re-usable foodware if you can.

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The French Yellow Vest Movement @ Berkeley City College Auditorium
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Since November of 2018, there have been weekly protests, sometimes involving hundreds of thousands of people, from students to housewives to workers to retirees, angry at the high cost of living and the government’s policies.
Come and hear a presentation by Camille Chauchat, a French school teacher and an activist with the Fraction L’Etincelle in the NPA (New Anti-Capitalist Party) and participant in the Yellow Vest Movement in Lyons, France.

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Jul
26
Fri
VIGIL FOR CHELSEA, JULIAN AND ALL OUR HEROIC WHISTLE BLOWERS
Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

PLEASE JOIN US  EVERY FRIDAY
“BASTA FREE CHELSEA AND JULIEN ” VIGIL DEMO POTLUCK MUSIC (7PM AFTER PARTY/MEETING ) FRUITVALE & MACARTHUR OAKLAND

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
https://bayaction2freeassange.org

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

VIRAL CHELSEA 2 MIN VIDEO TO ABOLISH ICE

https://youtube/R7qpQGGQqa8

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
2001 MILL ROAD
ALEXANDRIA VA 22314

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Film Screening: ‘Our Island’s Treasure’ (Okinawa) @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

EastSide Arts Alliance, the Global Uchinanchu Alliance (GUA) and the Okinawa Kenjinkai Study Group (OKSG) present:
Final Fridays Films of Solidarity & Resistance
“Our Island’s Treasure”

film screening, Q and A with the filmmaker, and yuntaku/talk story

Have you heard about what’s been going on in Henoko, Okinawa? What is #RiseForHenoko? Maybe you’ve heard about how local residents have been protesting the building of a new U.S. military base in Oura Bay? The ongoing landfill work to create this base is destroying thousand-year-old coral reef structures, and threatens the aquatic life in the bay, including the Dugong, a manatee-like marine mammal that is close to extinction.

Maybe you’ve heard about the February 2019 Okinawan prefectural referendum, where 71.7% of Okinawans voted in opposition to the new base? Despite the democratic opposition of the indigenous Okinawans, the Japanese government continues to push forward with the land reclamation process.

A lack of U.S. media attention has meant that most people in the United States don’t know about the social and environmental crisis in Okinawa that worsens every day. Teenaged filmmaker Kaiya Yonamine created a documentary this year to shed light on what’s going on. She explains on her website, https://www.riseforhenoko.com:

My name is Kaiya, and I am a 17-year old Okinawan-American high school student from Portland, Oregon. I recently went back to Henoko this spring because I was frustrated with the silence of the media around this crisis.

I wanted to make a documentary to show the world what’s happening. My documentary, “Our Island’s Treasure,” focuses on the current destruction of the beautiful Okinawan ocean in Henoko and the fight by native Uchinanchu people to protect it. Please help spread awareness.

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Laborfest: Film: The Teachers’ Protest @ 16th St BART
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FilmWorks United International Working Class Film & Video Festival

The Teachers’ Protest – 2019 (78 min.) Directed by Jon Seal (UK)

1942. Occupied Norway. Teachers must join the Nazi Teachers’ League and teach Nazi ideas in their classrooms. 8,000 of them write protest letters. They are threatened with salary withdrawal and the sack. Still they refuse. In a desperate attempt to break them, the Nazi government arrests 1000 male teachers and sends them to prison camps, 300 miles above the Arctic Circle. The education system is in chaos and now the battle begins.

The Teachers’ Protest is an opportunity to learn about one of the most remarkable stories of passive resistance in World War Two – a story unknown outside of Norway. The documentary brings these events to an international audience through the memories of those involved in the protest. The drawings of Herlov Åmland, made in the terrible conditions of the Arctic prison camp, are brought to life through animation and become the dramatic heart. The Teachers’ Protest tells us how ordinary people stood up to horrific oppression in an extra ordinary way. Sadly, it is as relevant today as ever.

This feature length documentary uses interviews, archive footage, and the fascinating animation of original drawings to tell the teachers’ story to an international audience for the first time.

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PEOPLES PARK MOVIE NIGHT: Salt of the Earth @ People's Park
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

A part of the people’s park potluck initiative
Movie: Salt of the Earth
“at last! an honest movie about american working people.”
food and discussion at 8pm
at the people’s park stage,
Free Popcorn!
Park movie Nights, every friday at 8pm:
bring food and friends to share
help build and develop this community of Resistance
Protect our Green space, trees, Community, historical landmark, free speech, social justice, civil rights, gardens, music, art, style, freebox, recreation, climate, ecology, education, sports
People’s park committee – action workgroup

 

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Jul
27
Sat
A unifying principle for Enviros, Labor, & Socialists @ The American Youth Hostel lobby
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

For those hungering for a plan, a scheme, a scenario, an idea that could draw together the centrifugal factional interests of the left [see Doonesbury for 7/21/19: https://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/2019/07/21] to form a concentrated, transformative movement, make time this Saturday morning to come on a free weekly walking tour that serves up a candidate plan for the task.

The Commons SF proposes, in the course of a tour of San Francisco social movement history, that treating planet Earth as a commonwealth can very well operate as a unifying principle for environmentalists, Labor advocates, socialist dreamers, poverty-busters, gender and race identity politics activists, and other niche lefties.

The walk builds upon the hypothesis that all oppressed and marginalized people seek “security in geography” (safety and stability in location) to argue for consensus that the privatization of of the economic value of “location, location, location” disrupts class solidarity, environmental integrity (and responsibility), and the conceptualization of universal equality of humanity. Further, and positively, specific public policy is proposed.

Advisory: this walk is heavy on details, eschewing vague generalities, and is therefore provocative and unnerving for those owning real estate.

Note: this walk will be offered to Libertarians, anti-Big government rhetoricians, Free Market haranguers, Republicans, and others next week. Treating land as a common wealth is a unifying principle for all people.

For more info: http://www.TheCommonsSF.org

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Reel Stories Film Festival @ Albany Twin Theater
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

You’re invited to the Reel Stories June Film Festival!

July 27th location is the California Theater, 2113 Kittredge, Berkeley, CA.

Reel Stories teaches young women and non-binary youth ages 12-18 how to create a film in only 10 days.  Institute and Beginner 1 filmmakers are debuting their films June 29th. Join us for the Reel Stories Film Festival and support the next generation of filmmakers!

 

Reel Stories believes that when women and non-binary people are better represented behind the scenes in the media, they will be better reflected on the screen. Reel Stories is a non-profit Oakland-based organization that empowers young women and non-binary people with the skills to create their own media, to view current media critically and thoughtfully, and to aspire to leadership in their field.

More info and tickets here.

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Laborfest: Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk @ Latham Square fountain
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk

With Gifford Hartman of the Flying Picket Historical Society.

This year is the 73rd anniversary of the Oakland General Strike. This walk will revisit the sites of Oakland’s “Work Holiday” that spontaneously began with rank-and-file solidarity with the striking, mostly women retail clerks at Kahn’s and Hastings department stores, where picket lines were broken by police-escorted scabs.

Within 24 hours, it involved over 100,000 workers and shut down nearly all commerce in the East Bay for 54 hours. In 1946 there were six general strikes across the U.S.; that year set the all-time record year for strikes and work stoppages. The Oakland “Work Holiday” was the last general strike to ever occur in the U.S. This walk and history talk will attempt to keep alive the memory of this tradition of community-wide working class solidarity.

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Anarchist Gathering 2019
Jul 27 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Anarchist gathering 2019! Featuring speakers, poets, workshops, a fashion show, bands, and more!

Workshop- “What We Can Learn From Other Movements”: Images and stories of the Black Panther Party in South Berkeley by Billy X Jennings from 4pm-5pm

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Jul
28
Sun
Cuba and Culture @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm


An exploration of the situation in Cuba today, speakers to include Tony Ryan, founder of the Turquino Project, and Steve Wasserman, publisher and executive director of Heyday Books. Tony Ryan will moderate.

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Never Again is Now. Close the camps! @ Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco
Jul 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

members of the congregation of the First Unitarian Universalists of San Francisco, in a time that calls for bold resistance, will take to the streets at Franklin and Geary.

Through visuals, words, music and drama we will make our concerns public as we call upon all people of conscience to persist, intensify and broaden our efforts to make real the growing cry: Never Again is Now! Close the Camps!

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350 Bay Area Climate Activism Picnic @ Pine Knoll Park (between E. 18th St. and Hanover Ave)
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join 350 Bay Area for an interactive, informative, and just plain fun afternoon celebrating its community of esteemed members, volunteers and donors.

Activities include:

  • Picking up your FREE T-SHIRT (must RSVP for this) – These shirts help us find each other at events and send the message that we are united in our concern and determination.  They are great conversation starters about the urgent climate situation we find ourselves in.
  • Chalk art contest.
  • Making activist art to use at events.
  • Chatting with fellow climate activists about how we go forward.
  • Chilling under our EZ up and/or in hammocks.
  • Snacking on chips and dip – Bring a chip or dip if you like (vegan or vegetarian items only).  But picnic planners will provide a lot, so feel free to just bring yourself and friends.
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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Feed The People!

The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 2 PM (3 PM during DST) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like.

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway in the amphitheater. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. During the warmer months we meet at 4 PM at the plaza.

The OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than five years! 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. 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

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
  3. Announcements
  4. (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)
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (kitchen@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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Anarchist Gathering 2019
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Anarchist gathering 2019! Featuring speakers, poets, workshops, a fashion show, bands, and more!

Workshop- “What We Can Learn From Other Movements”: Images and stories of the Black Panther Party in South Berkeley by Billy X Jennings from 4pm-5pm

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Film Screening: Chinese Whispers (on Events in Indonesia, 1998) @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“We cannot heal what we will not face”

On May 21, 1998, President Suharto of Indonesia resigned after 32 years in power. The events leading up to that day are complicated. There was an economic crisis. There was a student movement. There was a contested election. And there were riots, killings, and mass rapes of Chinese Indonesian women. To this day, nobody has been held accountable. A whole generation has grown up in ignorance of these events. Chinese Whispers seeks to challenge that ignorance.

Screening and discussion with the lead artist, Rani Pramesti, facilitated by National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV).

This event is supported by Oakland Asian Cultural Center, National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV), Banteay Srei, Center for Asian American Media, APEX Express, Design Action Collective.

“We would like to respectfully acknowledge that this event takes place on the lands of the Ohlone People.”

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TANC July assembly @ Omni Commons
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Let’s get organized together! Join us for TANC’s July public assembly! We’ll discuss how the struggle went in July (like our poster distribution on July 16, which you should also come to!), plan more actions for the future, and take down the landlord class together. All are welcome. (except landlords)

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The tides of gentrification threaten to wash away what remains of Oakland. The rent is too goddamn high and the Town is drowning. In the spectacle of this commodified landscape, the class resentment simmering underneath ‘economic development’ has become a powder keg. We’ve seen how France responds to a small rise in the cost of living. How Haiti responds to the destructive force of inflation. The Bay Area housing crisis weighs on us like a thousand gas taxes. If not our homes, at least the streets remain ours!

After being on the defensive for so long, it’s time to take the offensive. This means demanding real concessions from landlords and shifts in the housing market. And if these aren’t given over, we will organize them ourselves. For lower rents and tenant control of housing! Toward the abolition of rents and housing for all!

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