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Aug
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30 Days of Actions to Close the Camps. Every day in August at Noon. ICE. SF @ ICE Offices, San Francisco
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Protests, actions, poetry readings…to demand that immigration detention centers be closed and families reunited.

Daily schedule: https://bit.ly/32MTXEs

A month-long protest outside ICE in downtown San Francisco, organized through word of mouth, networking, and social media, will take place every day from Noon to 1pm during the month of August, by a different sector, group, or organization: librarians, lawyers, public health and health care workers, poets, drummers, journalists, tenants rights activists, educators and students, mothers and families, bar and restaurant workers, environmental activists, grandmothers, the interfaith community…
WHEN: Every day in August from Noon to 1pm

WHERE: ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), 630 Sansome St., San Francisco, CA 94111

WHO: Librarians, lawyers, public health and health care workers, poets, drummers, journalists, tenants rights activists, educators and students, mothers and families, bar and restaurant workers, environmental activists, grandmothers, the interfaith community…
THIS WEEK

Mon Aug 5: Climate & Environmental Justice: No Coal in Oakland, 1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations and other groups

Tues Aug 6: Bend the Arc: Rabbi Shifra Tobacman, Speaker. Also in attendance: Dan Kalb, Oakland City Councilmember

Wed Aug 7: Mothers/Families

Thurs Aug 8: Refuse Fascism

Fri, Aug 9 (11:30am-12:30pm): Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (monthly vigil) and CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations)

Sat, Aug 10: Tenants Rights

Sun, Aug 11: Students/Educators

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CompArte: The Art & Culture of Resistance & Solidarity w/EZLN @ Omni Commons
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CompArte: The fourth annual Emiliano Zapata Community Festival

The Chiapas Support Committee invites you to enjoy music, poetry and art that expresses anti-capitalist resistance, deep solidarity with indigenous peoples’ struggles for community, land & justice, and a shared space for envisioning an end to the repressive and racist climate we are challenging in the U.S.

CompArte means to share & build a living culture of humanity with musicians, artists & poets from Oakland and S.F. Bay Area.

All the funds collected at the door and from the purchase of Zapatista arts & crafts sold by the Chiapas Support Committee go to support the autonomy projects of the Zapatista communities in Mexico.

FEATURING
Artists:
Paintings by Zapatistas
Daniel Camacho + live mural painting
FYE Collective
Alejandro García
Xochitl Guerrero
Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo
Eddie Lampkin
Maya
Jhovanny Rodríguez
Stephanie Sánchez

Poets & Music:
EJ (dj)
Madelina y los Carpinteros
Mo Sati
Francisco Herrera
Omi & Amanda
Mogauwane Mahloele

The Chiapas Support Committee will be selling hand-woven blouses and artesanía made by the Zapatista women’s art collective from Chiapas

There will also be local community-based vendors offering hand-made jewelry, weavings, arts & crafts, coffee & dessert.

Click here for more information on the Zapatistas: https://chiapas-support.org

If you can’t make it to CompArte, please consider making a generous donation on-line:
* Click I am in solidarity:
https://chiapas-support.org/home/donate/

Or through Venmo: @Enapoyo1994

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CompArte: Why we come together in art

2019 marks the 25th year since the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN, Zapatista Army of National Liberation) launched an armed uprising to say NO to capitalist neoliberalism and “free” trade, which mean indigenous genocide, and a deep heart-made YES to indigenous liberation, autonomy and solidarity across borders and dreams.

In the last 25 years, the EZLN and indigenous people have transformed the political landscape of Mexico, provided global leadership and inspiration against the capitalist sickness of possession, private property and war. The EZLN continues organizing with indigenous and non-indigenous communities to build autonomy, stop capitalist mega-projects and extractive destruction and new and renewed relationships rooted in justice, the natural world and shared dreams of land, peace & solidarity to stop out common enemy capitalist economies and world wars.

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Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Zapatista Revolution

Come together to share art and express solidarity with the Zapatistas and indigenous peoples’ struggles for justice!

The Chiapas Support Committee is organizing the fourth annual CompArte Zapatista to be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at the Omni Commons in Oakland, California! Stay tuned for more details.

CompArte
CompArte literally means Share-Art, a space to uplift the challenges, dreams, visions, of the people, indigenous and non-indigenous people, that are leading the struggle for a world where all worlds fit, a community of communities, against neoliberalism, against capitalism, against war & racism, against a patriarchy that is blood-soaked in capitalist/dominant industrial society and the struggles for humanity, for a return to the sources of life and dream of relationships that heal and not harm, a matriarchy of relationships that take care of each other and the natural world, that give prominence to women, girls, transpeople, the different, the marginalized, those forgotten by capital and Presidents and only remembered when they are needed as cannon-fodder for wars and political strife.

CompArt is a deep space for art, paintings, songs, theater, dance, poetry, hip-hop and community for peace & justice and that demands we live and uphold life in all her diversity.

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Rally and Mobilization against Palantir @ Palantir
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

When we said we’ll be back, we meant it. Join us for an immediate response rally, speakout, and action at Palantir this Friday at 12 PM. Palantir provided the technology ICE used to steal 680 people during the largest single-state immigration enforcement action in US history last week. Hit the streets for an immediate emergency response rally in Palo Alto THIS FRIDAY 8/16 #DisarmICE.

We know that Palantir Technologies, listed as a “mission critical” software in uncovered ICE documents, is the tech backbone fueling the deportation, detention, and war machine — and we REFUSE to be complicit. Palantir Tech makes workplace raids like the one that victimized 680 people and their families in Mississippi last week possible. As the growing threat of fascist white supremacy emerges in deadly outbreaks all across the country, we must target and hold institutions that embolden and produce this violent escalation responsible. Palantir Technologies cannot continue business as usual in Palo Alto as asylum seekers die in ICE detention and children continue to sit in cages.

Palantir workers: You don’t have to be complicit. Stop enabling terror and #DropICEContracts NOW!

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One month ago, 600-800 community activists, immigrants, workers, youth, students, tech workers, and more united to Shut Down Palantir in the largest action at Palantir Technologies in history. Join our 7 Weeks to #DisarmICE campaign as we turn up the pressure on Palantir Tech to Drop the ICE Contracts before their September 25 deadline. This will be the first of several coordinated actions. It’s all hands on deck — Silicon Valley, Complicit No More!

We will meet at 542 High Street at 12 p.m. on Friday. Please arrive on time as our rally will have a program. We are in need of volunteers, speakers, and coalition partners. Interested in helping out or joining our coalition? If you or your group agrees with the call to #CloseTheConcentrationCamps, let us know. DM for questions or to join the coalition.

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The Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps Bay Area is a network of migrant rights and activist organizations united to #CloseTheCamps and #AbolishICE.

Coalition partners:
-Mijente
-Silicon Valley De-Bug
-SIREN Coalition
-Tech Workers Coalition
-Tech Workers Coalition Bay Area
-Serve the People San Jose
-Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area
-South Bay Jewish Voice for Peace
-PSL San Francisco
-Bay Area Tech Workers Coalition
-Anakbayan Silicon Valley
-Silicon Valley Democratic Socialists of America
-Democratic Socialists of America San Francisco
-Raging Grannies Action
-Palestinian Youth Movement Bay Area
-Democratic Socialists of America Santa Cruz
-Oakland Privacy
-Peninsula Peace and Justice Center
-Movement for a People’s Party (National)
-Green Party of Santa Clara County
-Human Agenda
-And more

**WHY PALANTIR?**


https://twitter.com/CloseTheCampsBA/status/115421418726393856

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612335/amazon-is-the-invisible-backbone-behind-ices-immigration-crackdown/
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/13/tech-workers-palantir-immigration-protest-github

These Are The Companies Profiting From Detaining Migrants At Border Concentration Camps

New Report Exposes Tech & Data Companies Behind ICE


https://theintercept.com/2017/03/02/palantir-provides-the-engine-for-donald-trumps-deportation-machine/

Palantir Played Key Role in Arresting Families for Deportation, Document Shows


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*Interested in volunteering or learning more?*
http://bit.ly/DisarmICE
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Vigil for Chelsea and Julian
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

SAVE CHELSEA & JULIAN

hI aLL HOPE TO SEE YA oRION
EVERY FRI 530PM TO 7PM “BASTA SAVE 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.

Here is a link to the bay area action for Julian which includes CHELSEA SUPPORT PLEASE SIGN UP
https://bayaction2freeassange.org
TELL EVERY ONE

Thanks for your letters you can write a letter directly to Chelsea here’s her address tell her who you are and why you want to save her don/t be shy
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 Elizebeth Manning

William G Truedale Adult Detention Center
2001MILL ROAD
ALEXANDRIA VA 22314

also join the #LettersToJulian campaign,writejulian.com

WE NEED TO HIP PEOPLE TO THE YOU TUBE SHOWS AND WEB SITES AND TWITTER FEEDS
We find the BEST INFO IS FROM CHELSEA (xychelsea.is) AND JULIEN WEB SITES and twitter feeds YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER of TWITTER JUST TYPE IN twitter.com/xychelsea or twitter.com/defendassange and you/ll be able to read and see the latest INTERNATIONAL news and support via the links
also Consortium News ,HAS A Unity4J every friday on line LIVE STREAM vigil for Julian and of course support the work of ongoing wekileaks.org

PLEASE Google the following you tube shows ADD COMENTS ..AND TELL OUR FRIENDS

JIMMY DORE show and chelsea Manning 80,000 HITS SO FAR .. news flash now 90,000 hits
REDACTED TONIGHTt Julien Assange and Chelsea Manning
our own BAY ARE STEVE ZELTZER LABOR VIDEO project  Julien and Chelsea Manning
and SECULAR TALK & julien and Chelsea Manning
and CROSS TALK Julien and Chelsea Manning
Chelsea Manning/s Youtube site
TULSI 2020
VETERANS FOR PEACE
CODE PINK
BLACK AGENDA REPORTS
JILL STEIN
DANIEL ELSBERG
FLASHPOINTS KPFA 5PM EVERY DAY
BRITS LABOR PARTY LEADER JEREMY CORBIN
CHRIS HEDGES FORMER NYT JOURNALIST
Thanks Orion
BELOW IS THE LINK TO her letter she wrote to judge

https://www.aaronswartzday.org/chelsea-manning-letter.

It’s an extreamly well researched LETTER TO THE JUDGE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF SECRET GRAND JURIES Don/t ever forget about what she said in response to her 2nd Grand Jury Trail which they imposed a $500.00 daily fine after 30 days and a $1000.00 daily fine after 60 days “I/D RATHER STARVE THEN ANSWER YOUR SECRET GRAND JURY”

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OACC Movie Nights: Afghan Cycles @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Following a new generation of young Afghan women cyclists, Afghan Cycles uses the bicycle to tell a story of women’s rights – human rights – and the struggles faced by Afghan women on a daily basis, from discrimination to abuse, to the oppressive silencing of their voices in all aspects of contemporary society. These women ride despite cultural barriers, despite infrastructure, and despite death threats, embracing the power and freedom that comes with the sport. This documentary is a production of Lit Media directed and produced by Sarah Menzies. The film is approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes long. Reception to follow.

Co-presented by Oakland Asian Cultural Center and Oakland Public Library.

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FUNDRAISER FOR THE CLIMATE CONCERT @ Starry Plough
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Join the young activists of the Sunrise Movement and support their work fighting for climate action.


This night of climate-cooling jams will feature local swanky rock n’ rollers: Thrown-Out Bones, head turning neo-soul MintJulep, and math rock toe-tappers Rounding Error. Funds will go towards Sunrise’s ongoing efforts to push forward the Green New Deal.
$10 at the door, 8pm doors open, 9pm music starts. 21+

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Aug
17
Sat
Dream Day 2019: Celebrating Mike ‘Dream’ Francisco’s 50th Birthday @ Mosswood Park
Aug 17 all-day

On Aug. 17, Mosswood Park in Oakland will be full of people gathered in celebration of the 50th birthday of the late, great Mike “Dream” Francisco.

Dream, a legendary graffiti writer, was raised in Alameda and spent time all over the Bay Area. But he found a home on the walls of Oakland—specifically those near 23rd Avenue and East 12th Street, in what’s known as Oakland’s 23rd Yards. He got his first taste of writing in 1983, and from that moment on, Dream used the walls of the Bay Area as a canvas to create artwork so impressive that publications around the world took note.

His notable hand styles and clever messages, as well as the proliferation of pieces that simply read DREAM, helped to spread his name in the graffiti writing world.

Best Of Both Worlds-Dream
Two of Dream’s more popular pieces, ‘The Best Of Both Worlds’ and ‘Sweet Dreams.’ (Pendarvis Harshaw)

Much more than just a writer, Dream was a hustler who grew to be politicized. He had the Bay Area vernacular and charisma, and used it in conversation. He was a proud first-generation Filipino guy who loved hip-hop, and kicked it with folks of all nationalities.

He was also a founding member of a crew of writers known as TDK, which originally stood for “Those Damn Kids.”  But you know how it is: multiple meanings for an acronym emerge, depending on what the crew got into. So, when they did devious things, they were “The Dark Knights.” When they were talking politics, it was “Tax Dollars Kill.” When they were bragging about how dope they were, they were “The Damn Kings.”

Years have passed and the crew has grown. A lot of them still paint; you can find TDK pieces in all corners of the Town. Some have used their artistic ability for other things, like becoming tattoo artists. And a few of them became teachers, still carrying the TDK name—you know, “Teach Da Kids.”

Dream memorial at the front door of East Side Arts Alliance
Dream memorial at the front door of East Side Arts Alliance. (Pendarvis Harshaw)

After Mike ‘Dream’ Francisco was killed on Feb. 17, 2000, in Oakland, the City of Oakland officially designated that day as Dream Day in 2010. His legacy not only lives on in the photos of his work and his crew’s continued contributions to the arts, but through his son Akil as well.

At Mosswood Park this Saturday, friends, family and writers from around the world will share signatures, tell stories and listen to golden-era hip-hop, with music by DJ Qbert, Ruby Ibarra, Wes, Nump and more. It’s all to honor the life of one of the most well-loved graffiti artists of the region. 

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Town Hall: Reduce Air Pollution in West Oakland @ West Oakland Youth Center
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District in a town hall meeting for a West Oakland Community Action Plan to improve health by reducing air pollution. West Oakland is one of the communities targeted for action under AB 617, which created a program to reduce exposure in communities most affected by air pollution. This is your chance to give feedback on the plan.

Invited speakers:

Christina Garcia, California Assembly member

Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland

and more.

Light breakfast, refreshments, and lunch provided.
* Child Watch provided

 

Please RSVP to: JHoward.woeip@gmail.com 510-257-5640      or
AB617WOEIPTOWNHALL.EVENTBRITE.COM

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30 Days of Actions to Close the Camps. Every day in August at Noon. ICE. SF @ ICE Offices, San Francisco
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Protests, actions, poetry readings…to demand that immigration detention centers be closed and families reunited.

Daily schedule: https://bit.ly/32MTXEs

A month-long protest outside ICE in downtown San Francisco, organized through word of mouth, networking, and social media, will take place every day from Noon to 1pm during the month of August, by a different sector, group, or organization: librarians, lawyers, public health and health care workers, poets, drummers, journalists, tenants rights activists, educators and students, mothers and families, bar and restaurant workers, environmental activists, grandmothers, the interfaith community…
WHEN: Every day in August from Noon to 1pm

WHERE: ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), 630 Sansome St., San Francisco, CA 94111

WHO: Librarians, lawyers, public health and health care workers, poets, drummers, journalists, tenants rights activists, educators and students, mothers and families, bar and restaurant workers, environmental activists, grandmothers, the interfaith community…
THIS WEEK

Mon Aug 5: Climate & Environmental Justice: No Coal in Oakland, 1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations and other groups

Tues Aug 6: Bend the Arc: Rabbi Shifra Tobacman, Speaker. Also in attendance: Dan Kalb, Oakland City Councilmember

Wed Aug 7: Mothers/Families

Thurs Aug 8: Refuse Fascism

Fri, Aug 9 (11:30am-12:30pm): Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (monthly vigil) and CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations)

Sat, Aug 10: Tenants Rights

Sun, Aug 11: Students/Educators

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Nonviolent Direct Action Training – East Bay @ East Bay Community Space
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please REGISTER in advance here: https://forms.gle/LcZoL7uKySCghnMP9

This training will take participants through many of the strategies, tools and considerations of non-violent direct action, including power and privilege, de-escalation, blockades, legal, direct action organizing models, and the opportunity to form affinity groups. This training will be an important place to get plugged into for upcoming actions around the Climate Strike Week of Action beginning on September 20.

WHO: DiRT (Diablo Rising Tide, the San Francisco bay area chapter of Rising Tide North America.

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Peace and Freedom Party Annual Potluck Picnic
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

If you’re in the San Francisco area, the local Peace and Freedom party invites you to their annual summer potluck picnic.

Everyone is welcome to join! Come and meet PFP members, hang out and discuss the issues of the day. Please bring food which does not require additional cooking on-site. Also, please bring your own non-disposable plate, cup and eating utensils if possible.

 

We hope to see you there!

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Racial Solidarity BBQ – DSA @ Defemery Park
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come out to an East Bay DSA Racial Solidarity Committee BBQ Social at DeFremery Park on Saturday, August 17th from 1pm to 3pm! We will have delicious free food and great conversation as we hang out and talk about socialism and what the Racial Solidarity Committee has been up to! All folks interested in DSA and racial justice work are welcome, but people of color are especially encouraged to attend. Feel free to bring a dish to share, although we will provide a spread regardless! Children are very welcome! Please let us know if you have childcare needs. 

RSVPs are strongly recommended so that we can be sure that we make enough food!

Accessibility Information: This event is in a public park which should be fully accessible to people with disabilities.

 

 

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The Fight Against Monsanto’s Roundup: The Politics of Pesticides @ Revolution Books
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A presentation and discussion with Mitchel Cohen, editor of the new book, The Fight Against Monsanto’s Roundup: The Politics of Pesticides

Chemical poisons have infiltrated all facets of our lives. More than half a century since Rachel Carson issued Silent Spring – her call-to-arms against the poisoning of our drinking water, food, animals, air, and the natural environment – The Fight Against Monsanto’s Roundup looks at the politics underlying the mass use of pesticides and the challenges people around the world are making against the purveyors of poison and the governments that enable them.

“This may be one of the most important books you read this year. We are being poisoned, and this book is sounding a well-informed alarm. Read it. Get educated and then join the thousands rising up against those who care more for profit than the health of our bodies and our earth.”
– Eve Ensler

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Aug
18
Sun
The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela  @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Aug 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm



Our planned speaker will be Daniel Kovalik who will update us on current developments in Venezuela. A frequent visitor to Venezuela, his most recent book is The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela: How the US Is Orchestrating a Coup for Oil.

Dan currently teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  He also served for over 25 years as Associate General Counsel of the United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO (USW). While with the USW, he served as lead counsel on cutting-edge labor law litigation, including the landmark NLRB cases of Lamons Gasket and Specialty Health Care. He has also worked on Alien Tort Claims Act cases against The Coca-Cola Company, Drummond and Occidental Petroleum – cases arising out of egregious human rights abuses in Colombia.

The Christian Science Monitor, referring to his work defending Colombian unionists subject to death threats, described Dan Kovalik as “one of the most prominent defenders of Colombian workers in the United States.” Kovalikreceived the David W. Mills Mentoring Fellowship from Stanford University School of Law and was the recipient of the Project Censored Award for his article exposing the unprecedented killing of trade unionists in Colombia. He has written extensively on the issue of international human rights and U.S. foreign policy for the Huffington Post and Counterpunch and has lectured throughout the world on these subjects.

Other books Dan Kovalik has written:
The Plot to Attack Iran: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Iran.
The Plot to Scapegoat Russia: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Putin.
The Plot to Control the World: How the US Spent Billions to Change the Outcome of Elections Around the World.

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30 Days of Actions to Close the Camps. Every day in August at Noon. ICE. SF @ ICE Offices, San Francisco
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Protests, actions, poetry readings…to demand that immigration detention centers be closed and families reunited.

Daily schedule: https://bit.ly/32MTXEs

A month-long protest outside ICE in downtown San Francisco, organized through word of mouth, networking, and social media, will take place every day from Noon to 1pm during the month of August, by a different sector, group, or organization: librarians, lawyers, public health and health care workers, poets, drummers, journalists, tenants rights activists, educators and students, mothers and families, bar and restaurant workers, environmental activists, grandmothers, the interfaith community…
WHEN: Every day in August from Noon to 1pm

WHERE: ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), 630 Sansome St., San Francisco, CA 94111

WHO: Librarians, lawyers, public health and health care workers, poets, drummers, journalists, tenants rights activists, educators and students, mothers and families, bar and restaurant workers, environmental activists, grandmothers, the interfaith community…
THIS WEEK

Mon Aug 5: Climate & Environmental Justice: No Coal in Oakland, 1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations and other groups

Tues Aug 6: Bend the Arc: Rabbi Shifra Tobacman, Speaker. Also in attendance: Dan Kalb, Oakland City Councilmember

Wed Aug 7: Mothers/Families

Thurs Aug 8: Refuse Fascism

Fri, Aug 9 (11:30am-12:30pm): Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (monthly vigil) and CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations)

Sat, Aug 10: Tenants Rights

Sun, Aug 11: Students/Educators

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Extinction Rebellion @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

General Meeting

We’re looking forward to seeing you at our General Meeting We’ll be organizing for all the activities and actions we’ve got planned for August, September, and October. Please come ready to brainstorm and begin work with your fellow rebels. New and returning members welcome!

NVDA Trainings

During the months of August and September, Diablo Rising Tide is hosting Nonviolent Direct Action Trainings every week around the Bay Area. These trainings will prepare you for participating in the many actions we have coming up in September and October and are a great way to meet fellow rebels and form affinity groups! Find out more on their website and be sure to RSVP here if you’re planning to attend.


 

GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE

The Global Climate Strike is coming up September 20th – 27th. The youth will be leading the strike on the 20th and the following week will be filled with actions and preparation for the general strike for climate on the 27th.

Check out the Climate Justice SF website, and follow the Facebook page to stay in the loop as XRSFBay and our solidarity partners (Idle No More SF Bay, Diablo Rising Tide, 1000 Grandmothers, and the Society of Fearless Grandmothers) continue organizing this week of action!


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Film Screening “Mixed Race Identities: Little White Lie” @ East Bay Community Space
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
 – Exploring what defines our identity, our family of origin, or the family that raises us.

Film Screening "Mixed Race Identities: Little White Lie" - Exploring what defines our identity, our family of origin, or the family that raises us.RSVPs requested: re-presentmedia.org

Lacey Schwartz grew up in a typical middle-class Jewish household with loving parents and a strong sense of her identity. She believes her family’s explanation of having a Sicilian grandfather until she discovers that her biological father is a black man with whom her mother had an affair.

This film explores what defines our identity, our family of origin, or the family that raises us.

Dialogue with Director Lacey Schwartz following the film.

Lacey Schwartz is the CEO of Truth Aid, which produces inspiring and empowering multi-media content to affect social change, and the Director of Outreach North America for Be’chol Lashon, which works on issues of racial, ethnic and cultural diversity in the Jewish community. She is a filmmaker and outreach and community strategist who has worked with a variety of companies and organizations, including MTV, BET, Be’chol Lashon, NASCAR and @radical.media. She also Executive Produced the narrative film DIFRET which won audience awards at the 2014 Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals. She produced the web series The Loving Generation (2018) interviewing black-white couples since the 1967 Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia which overturned all laws banning interracial marriage.

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 18 @ 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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BLACK: 400 Years in America Film Series: Wilmington on Fire @ Omni Commons
Aug 18 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Free public cultural film series centered on the historic commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the first Africans brought to British North America. The series will feature a monthly film screening over 7 months, from February 2019 for Black History Month, through August 2019.

Food at 4:30pm
Film at 5pm

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Aug
19
Mon
30 Days of Actions to Close the Camps. Every day in August at Noon. ICE. SF @ ICE Offices, San Francisco
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Protests, actions, poetry readings…to demand that immigration detention centers be closed and families reunited.

Daily schedule: https://bit.ly/32MTXEs

A month-long protest outside ICE in downtown San Francisco, organized through word of mouth, networking, and social media, will take place every day from Noon to 1pm during the month of August, by a different sector, group, or organization: librarians, lawyers, public health and health care workers, poets, drummers, journalists, tenants rights activists, educators and students, mothers and families, bar and restaurant workers, environmental activists, grandmothers, the interfaith community…
WHEN: Every day in August from Noon to 1pm

WHERE: ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), 630 Sansome St., San Francisco, CA 94111

WHO: Librarians, lawyers, public health and health care workers, poets, drummers, journalists, tenants rights activists, educators and students, mothers and families, bar and restaurant workers, environmental activists, grandmothers, the interfaith community…
THIS WEEK

Mon Aug 5: Climate & Environmental Justice: No Coal in Oakland, 1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations and other groups

Tues Aug 6: Bend the Arc: Rabbi Shifra Tobacman, Speaker. Also in attendance: Dan Kalb, Oakland City Councilmember

Wed Aug 7: Mothers/Families

Thurs Aug 8: Refuse Fascism

Fri, Aug 9 (11:30am-12:30pm): Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (monthly vigil) and CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations)

Sat, Aug 10: Tenants Rights

Sun, Aug 11: Students/Educators

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