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Oct
26
Sat
Basic Income March @ Ferry Building, Embarcadero
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Our economy is leaving millions behind. Join the people powered movement to send the message that our society and economy needs to evolve to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

San Francisco March Website: ubimarch.com

Join San Francisco, New York, Amsterdam and cities around the world for this global movement!

Get involved. Get inspired. Together, we can make historic change.

#basicincomemarch

#basicincome #incomemarch #weoweus #ubi #universalbasicincome
#allofus #nyc #yanggang #freedomdividend #yanggang2020 #humanityfirst @ubimarchsf

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Trump/Pence Out Now! @ BART Plaza
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

It BEGINS Saturday, October 19, in NYC (Union Square) and LA (Santa Monica Beach) demanding… THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO – NOW! Protest spreads NATIONWIDE

Bay Area Protests Start October 26, Continue Every Saturday Until the Fascist Trump/Pence Regime is Driven OUT

The Trump/Pence regime poses a catastrophic danger to all of humanity, including the LGBT community targeted by its Christian fundamentalist core. Concentration Camps on the border… environmental devastation accelerated… the danger of war, even nuclear, threatened… white supremacy rules… fascist mobs and racist mass murderers… truth and science erased… the right to abortion near gone… the rule of law and democratic and civil rights are stripped away… THIS IS FASCISM UNFOLDING.

Impeachment has begun. A momentous move, in which sharp political battle lines are drawn with high stakes. Trump himself threatens charges of treason and even invokes civil war. Where his virulent fascist movement sees its future bound up with the whole Trump/Pence regime. Where this ends up depends on us.

We must seize on the impeachment crisis now erupting, taking history into our own hands and turning dread for the future into a force for hope!

This is a moment when we – people of many different views and experience – must act together in mass, sustained, non-violent nationwide protests that continue until the Trump/Pence regime is removed from power. We begin with protests in NYC and LA on October 19 that announce four more consecutive Saturdays of protests in cities and towns across the country that gather more people and momentum so that in the weeks and months that follow, the movement grows to tens and hundreds of thousands and millions.

What unifies all the diverse streams of people that need to pour into the streets is the single demand: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go—Now!

For 3 years the Democratic Party leadership facilitated the Trump/Pence regime, even voting funds for border security when children were being separated from parents. Now, they want to restrict impeachment only to national security and
Trump’s violation of democratic norms to try to enlist the Ukraine to undermine U.S. elections. They have said they will not impeach on the whole array of fascist outrages. Thus far, they are not going after the whole fascist regime. Their approach would legitimate the whole Trump/Pence fascist program, leaving the cancer in place to grow more dangerously, especially if his Christo-fascist VP Pence is then allowed to take the presidency. Moreover, Trump has threatened that he may not leave office.

To “leave things to the Democrats” or wait til 2020 would be extremely dangerous. The only way to stop Trump and Pence and advance every struggle for justice is by the power of the people in the streets.

The world as we have known it is being torn asunder. We must cast off fear and passivity, and not allow our differences to stand in the way of rising together in the unprecedented, unrelenting non-violent mass #OUTNOW! protests to drive out the Trump/Pence regime.

RefuseFascism.org reaches out BROADLY to UNITE ALL WHO CAN BE UNITED, from different perspectives and viewpoints, around the great unifying objective of driving out, through massive, sustained political mobilization, this regime which has already done such great harm and which poses a grave threat to humanity. This Nightmare Must End: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!

Get ready to go Puerto Rico on this regime, and raise your voices everywhere to say: THIS NIGHTMARE MUST END. THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO NOW!

See facebook.com/refusefascismbayarea for weekly (Tuesday) organizer meetings and action updates.

In the Name of Humanity, We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America. Join Us.

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Poor People’s Campaign: Moral Budget Reading Group @ Omni Commons
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

What will it take to truly address the systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism, and war economy plaguing our country today? The answer is presented in the Poor People’s Campaign Moral Budget, which lays out the policies and investments to address the widespread and systemic injustices we face.

We invite you to come together with other supporters of the Poor People’s Campaign to learn more about these solutions through our Moral Budget Reading Group. This will be a space for us to develop our collective understanding of the policies we’re working towards and how they will affect the lives of the people in our communities.

The next meeting will happen on Saturday, October 26th from 3-5pm. We’ll be discussing the chapter “Investments in Democracy & Equal Protection Under the Law” (pages 14-30).

You can view the Moral Budget on your computer here: http://ppcbayarea.org/moral-budget. We’ll also have printed copies available for purchase for $10 at the meeting.

We hope you’ll join us to be part of this reading group. Forward together, not one step back!

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Richmond Progressive Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

RPA Membership Meeting

RPA Members only.  You can join at the door or join online here.

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Block the Boat 5 Year Anniversary Celebration! @ The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Five years ago, the Bay Area achieved one of the most successful BDS victories against apartheid Israel in US history! In 2014 we stopped the Israeli-owned ZIM shipping line from docking at the Port of Oakland for 3 consecutive months, and it hasn’t returned since!

Join us to celebrate the historic and decisive Block the Boat victory as a major contribution to all movements for social and economic justice!

Block the Boat was part of a sustained organizing effort to protest Israel’s ongoing occupation, war on Gaza, and settler-violence against Palestinians. The campaign was organized by Block the Boat (BTB), an AROC-led coalition made up of a diverse range of Bay Area community organizations and activists working in close partnership with members of ILWU Local 10, the union which represents dock workers at the Port of Oakland. The coalition built on the worldwide Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement to isolate Israel politically, culturally, and economically.

In addition to being the 5th anniversary of Block the Boat, 2019 marks the first year that Urban Shield, the weapons expo and war games training, will not be taking place—because the Stop Urban Shield coalition successfully ended it! Urban Shield was the largest SWAT training in the world, with Israeli police units regularly participating in it. ZIM is the largest shipping company in Israel, and the 10th largest in the world. Our victories make clear to the world that our communities in the Bay Area will not welcome ZIM or any other business that supports apartheid, repression, anti-Arab and Muslim racism, or militarism.

Now more than ever we must be learning from lessons of the past, and looking to ongoing models of successful organizing and movement building. Come learn more about what made the success of Block the Boat possible, its impact, and ways we can build on it today.

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Oct
27
Sun
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: Impeach? @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Oct 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Impeachment Now? Or Never?


This is being planned as a “Town Hall” style meeting, with full participation, with comments limited to 2-3 minutes. We may watch a short video to start discussion, like “ To Impeach or Not to Impeach? Chris Hedges & John Bonifaz Debate What Congress Should Do Next,” on Democracy Now, Oct 1, 2019, at

https://www.democracynow.org/2019/10/1/trump_impeachment_inquiry_debate

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Sunflower Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Please join us for our regular Sunday meeting of the Sunflower Alliance. We welcome newcomers, old friends, and regulars to hear updates on current campaigns and discuss future plans. We need your participation and your voice! Come early to share a potluck lunch.

 

 

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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Feed The People!

The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM (2 PM during cooler months) 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.

After the meal the Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays at 4 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway. 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. During Daylights Losing Time in the Winter we meet at 3 PM at the plaza, & again, we retreat to the Omni if the rain is a pain.

The OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than six 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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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 27 @ 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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Ecumenical Peace Institute – American Exceptionalism @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:45 pm

At Ecumenical Peace Institute’s annual dinner, Alicia Jrapko and Paul Larudee will speak on American Exceptionalism – ‘the Doctrine of of ‘Humanitarian Intervention.’ ”  They will focus on what’s driving U.S. foreign policy in Latin America and the Middle East.

PLEASE CALL 510-990-0374 and let us know you are coming.

Cosponsored by St. John’s Mission & Justice Commission.

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Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie Night – Pan’s Labyrinth (Sept), Even the Rain (Oct) @ It's Your Move
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Oct
28
Mon
Day Of Outrage: Wear Black! @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

On Monday, October 28th, Oakland will stand in solidarity the call put out by Until Freedom for people across the country to gather for a #DayOfOutrage in honor of #AtatianaJefferson and Black women who have been killed at the hands of police violence. We will #ProtectOurSisters

Cities participating: New York, Jackson, Seattle, Las Vegas, Detroit, Knoxville, Washington, DC, Dayton, Miami and many more. For a full list: https://bit.ly/2MIOk49

The family of Atatiana Jefferson said the following about the Day of Outrage, “Our family is mourning over the tragic and untimely murder of Atatiana by Aaron Dean former Fort Worth police officer. Although Dean, has been arrested and charged, he is back on the streets and we are uncertain justice will prevail. We demand full transparency and accountability. It is our sincere hope that Atatiana’s story will not be forgotten, and our pursuit of dignity prevents the likelihood of similar events of police abuse. Please show up for the Day of Outrage wherever you are. Keep our loved one’s name alive!”

Bring flowers or items for the altar. Wear Black.

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Oct
29
Tue
Homeless Eviction Support Needed @ High Street Camp, near Home Depot
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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SF Public Bank Press Conference @ SF City Hall steps
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Public Banking Victory Party
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Imprisoning A Generation: Film and Panel Discussion @ Fellowship Hall
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists will present a film and panel discussion focused on the tragic situation of Palestinian children.

The film, “Imprisoning A Generation,” is presented under the auspices of Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East. A panel of experts will answer questions and provide additional information. Panel members include Zeiad Abbas of Middle East Children’s Alliance, Priscilla Wathington from Defense of Children International (who’s also in the film), and a representative from Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP). Each will give a brief statement on their organization’s position, and JVP will conduct the question period. Much of the discussion is expected to focus on H.B. 2047. This bill would make U.S. aid to Israel dependent on eliminating the military incarceration of Palestinian children.

The film is a production of Anemoia Projects.
Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Committee.

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Oct
30
Wed
Homeless Eviction Support Needed @ High Street Camp, near Home Depot
Oct 30 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Me Too Behind Bars Rally! @ CA Dept of Corrections
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a growing coalition of groups outside the CA corrections department in a rally to expose #MeTooBehindBars!

#MeTooBehindBars is a campaign to expose how the prison system uses sexual and gender-based violence, including homophobia & transphobia, to target people who they incarcerate & whose daily lives they have almost total control over. The campaign was launched in response to two assaults where correctional officers (COs) used physical force, sexual harassment & homophobic and transphobic insults against transgender, gender nonconforming (GNC) and queer people at women’s prisons in CA. The campaign supports a lawsuit filed against CDCR by five plaintiffs who were targeted while at CCWF.

#MeTooBehindBars expands an understanding of gender-based violence, sexual exploitation & harassment beyond specific incidences as a systematic form of power and control enacted through the state. Specifically, it exposes how women, transgender, gender nonconforming & queer people remain unprotected from daily harassment, humiliation, assault, misogyny, homophobia and transphobia & how the system fails to hold accountable those who inflict harm. #MeTooBehindBars also aims to influence the #MeToo movement, by encouraging transformative justice rather than expanding systems of policing and incarceration that rely on gender violence.

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“Red n’ Blues” Benefit Concert for AIM-WEST @ Mission Neighbor Center
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
“Red n' Blues” Benefit Concert for AIM-WEST @ Mission Neighbor Center

“Red n’ Blues” Benefit Concert for AIM-WEST

Annual AIM-West Red n’ Blues Benefit Concert featuring superb blues music. This year celebrating the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Alcatraz.

 

 

 

 

 

Blues bands to benefit American Indian Movement-West including:

        • The Bobby Young Project
        • Funkanuts
        • The Firebirds Blues Band

When:

Sat., Nov. 30, 6:30 (doors) – 10 pm

Where:

Mission Neighbor Center

362
Capp Street, San Francisco

Info and tickets: aim-west.org

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East Oakland Collective General Body Meeting @ Mills College Faculty Lounge, on Post Road inside campus
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for our monthly general body meetings to learn more about us, pressing topics/issues in East Oakland and how you can take action!

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