Defend Wood Street Homeless Encampment as City of Oakland Attacks
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

The United Front Against Displacement, an organization composed of Homeless and housed activists, is holding a rally Tues., Nov. 5 at 8 am on West Grand and Wood St., (2217 Wood St.) to defend the Wood Street encampment. The residents have been repeatedly threatened by the City of Oakland with the towing and seizure of their vehicles, shelters and personal property.

The City of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department have been harassing a local encampment on Wood Street, issuing them a series of “notices to tow” by claiming that their shelters were abandoned or inoperable, subject to tow and removal. Residents have been given three contradicting warnings to vacate.

Confusion has been heightened as city officials have backed away from previous promises of expanded services in the area. Residents and activists have mobilized over the last year against treatment by the city of Oakland by rallying at the Oakland City Hall. At the Nov. 5 action, residents and homeless advocates will come together in an attempt to stop the evictions on Wood St. and West Grand Ave. and fight back against this latest upcoming attack on their community.

E12 Appeal and attend Nov. 5 City Council mtg! @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 5 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Dear neighbors and allies,

The fight for the maximum amount of 100% affordable housing on the E12th St. parcel continues. In the past month, we filed a legal appeal with the city, raised $2k for filing fees, submitted a Public Ethics Complaint against a council member for their conflict of interest, and successfully pressured the council to move the E12th land sale discussion from a closed meeting, to a public session. Next week, the Oakland City Council will make the final decision on whether to approve our appeal. If we win, we will have a new opportunity to realize the People’s Proposal, a community-generated proposal for 100% affordable housing, but we need your help.

In the next week, we need individuals and ally organizations to help in four specific ways:

1. Sign-on to our letter to the City Council asking them to approve our legal appeal of the UrbanCore luxury tower development. We need ally organizations and individual community members to endorse our letter. Read the letter and sign-on here:

2. Send your own individual email to the City Council, asking them to approve our legal appeal and support the maximum amount of affordable housing on our public land. You can write your own email, or use the template attached. Email by Nov. 4.

3. Join an upcoming meeting with individual city council members this week, to push them to support the People’s Proposal. Email Jen Miller at ASAP if you can attend a meeting with a council member on behalf of your organization, or as an individual.

4. Fill the council chambers for the Nov. 5 City Council meeting and to speak out in support of our appeal and the People’s Proposal. The Council will decide whether to approve UrbanCore’s market-rate housing tower or to uphold our appeal — we need a massive turnout to win. We are ready to support you with talking points and snacks! Please come and bring two friends! Please share this call out!! Tuesday Nov. 5 at 5:30 pm or when you can, at City Hall.

Background: Eastlake United for Justice and the E.12th St. Coalition has been engaged in a multi-year campaign to win affordable housing on city-owned public land. Despite massive community opposition, the City of Oakland has offered the developer a series of sweetheart deals to develop a luxury tower consisting of 253 market-rate units, and a separate smaller building with only 90 “affordable” units. After several years, the market-rate tower development is now moving toward final approval, and we have one more chance to re-engage the City, kill the deal, and guarantee 133 100% affordable homes for close to 700 people and numerous public amenities on public land through our community-generated People’s Proposal.

Thank you for being part of our collective fight for affordable housing and community-driven development on public land in Oakland.

In solidarity,
Eastlake United for Justice

E12th Individual Supporter Letter Template for City Council:

Every Face, Every Tent, Has A Story! – Films, Food & Discussion @ Neyborly
Nov 5 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Every Face Every Tent Has A Story!

This will be an engaging evening through the use of the films from two local Berkeley film makers, highlighting some of the “Unhoused” population residing in Berkeley followed by a presentatiom/discussion of the problems facing those on the streets as well as their impact on the housed residents that have been their neighbors.

Dinner will be buffet style and several local restaurants have already agreed to donate. Some of the sponsors are: The Thai Table, Everett & Jones, Juan’s Place, all in Berkeley, and Cal Peternell’s new restaurant, The LEDE located in Oakland… and MORE!

RESERVATIONS: Due to limited seating, If you want to attend, PLEASE let Eleanor know ASAP and get your seats reserved now:

Email her at:
Be sure to include your name, email address, phone number and the # of tickets to reserve. To guarantee your reservations tickets must be paid in full by Oct. 31st

Pay by Check: Make it out to Consider The Homeless! 
then mail it to Consider The Homeless
PO Box #2771
Berkeley, CA 94702

Pay by Credit Card: only available via PayPal.

Barbara Brust – Founder, Director – Consider The Homeless!

Please forward this to others or share with them this link.

Santa Rita Strike Support Letter Writing Night @ Design Action Collective
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


KPFA Documentary Night Presents: The Great White Hoax @ New Parkway Theater
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us election night, Tuesday, Nov. 5th at 7pm for KPFA’s Documentary Night Screening of:

The Great White Hoax by Tim Wise.

In The Great White Hoax, anti-racist educator Tim Wise explores how American political leaders have scapegoated people of color to divide working class voters and consolidate power. Taking from Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign it expands its scope to make sense of what’s happening today as we gear up for 2020 and how Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric fits a pattern of racism that goes back centuries.

After-film discussion led by Adrienne Lauby of the program Pushing Limits. Adrienne will share her insight on the film (with audience participation) and her own 9 years of anti-racism work experience.

Socialist Night School: The Case for Open Borders @ East Bay Community Space
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the East Bay DSA Socialist Night School for a discussion of Suzy Lee’s groundbreaking essay “The Case for Open Borders,” kicked off by a video interview with Lee herself.

For a century, the US labor movement advocated immigration restrictions in fear that new immigrants would drive down wages for US workers. In the last few decades, however, the AFL-CIO has made a dramatic turn to become advocates for comprehensive immigration reform. What accounts for that shift?

Policies that aim to restrict immigration flows rarely achieve their intended result. Instead, their main result is to deprive immigrant workers of rights and to undermine the ability of all workers to organize to improve their conditions. For that reason, Lee argues, the labor movement should advocate for the free movement of labor across borders. Such a stance provides the basis for solidarity between working-class people regardless of where they are born.

Find the readings here:



Rally for People’s Park @ Sproul Plaza
Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We will rally on Sproul Steps on the UC Berkeley Campus to defend, protect, and save People’s Park from development. Don’t let UC destroy our historic, green, and public space! Join us! Be part of the power of the People of People’s Park!

Ella Baker Member Meeting and Public Financing Workshop @ Ella Baker Center
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Ella Baker Center November Member Meeting

Public Finance in Elections: Why it Matters to Oakland Residents

A non-partisan workshop lead by Voting Rights Attorney of Northern CA, Christina E. Fletes in collaboration with the Oakland Public Ethics Committee.

Learn what public finance is, why it’s important, how it’s worked in other cities and how Oakland can incorporate public finance in its elections.

This is an open member meeting, all are welcome, ADA Accessible, free dinner will be provided. The Ella Baker Center is right off of Fruitvale Village at 34th and International.


Ending The Prison-ICE Collaboration @ Pacific School of Religion
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Alcatraz Occupation: A Beginning @ Quezada Center
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

50 years ago this fall, on November 20, a group of people that came to be known as Indians of All Tribes began a 18-month occupation of Alcatraz Island. This act of self-determination emerged from conditions faced on reservations and in urban centers, from the activism of the Third World Strike at San Francisco State, and resulted in major changes taking place across the continent. From a new consciousness of sovereignty to at least ten major policy and law shifts, Mary Jean Robertson, host of the radio show Voices of the Native Nations, discusses the far reaching impact of claiming “the Rock”.

Oakland Privacy Advisory Committee @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Relevant Agenda Items:

4. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – Live Stream Camera Impact Report and proposed Use Policy – review and take possible action
5. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OFD – Data Collection for Wildfire District and Fire Safety Inspections – review and take possible action
6. Federal Task Force Transparency Ordinance – OPD – FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force MOU – review and take possible action

Henry George – Who Owns the Earth? @ San Francisco Library, Korets Auditorium
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

As guest curator of Who Owns the Earth? –A New exhibit that examines Henry George’s, 1800’s masterpiece on societal inequality, I invite you to attend a free event!

140 years ago in San Francisco Henry George, rocked the world with his book Progress & Poverty. At the Main Library, Koret Auditorium Historian and actor David Giesen takes on the role of Henry George in a Chautauqua performance set in 1890. Addressing the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, for whom George had been the founding secretary, George reminisces about his San Francisco days during the 1860s and 1870s.

Angela Davis; Women, Race, & Class Study Series @ Omni Commons
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

An informal discussion on chapters 3-6 of Angela Davis’ book Women, Race and Class focusing on the intersections of race, class and gender in relation to slavery and the early abolitionist and suffragist movements. This will be the second part of an ongoing reading series. Feel free to attend even if you missed the first discussion.

Omni General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come by our open Delegates Meetings! We’ll give space to brief announcements, updates from working groups, proposals up for consensus, and discussion around important issues. The schedule is created weekly at the following url:

This meeting usually happens in the Ballroom, but the the location may change depending on the access needs of people attending and other events taking place in the building.

Spokescouncil for Housing Justice @ ACCE
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ACCE Action Oakland is calling for a Bay Area-wide spokescouncil to plan and coordinate actions for a Week of Action for Housing Justice – November 17th – 23rd.

The housing crisis has never been this bad – at least in our lifetimes. Low-income communities of color are being hit the hardest. People are literally dying on our streets, because they cannot afford housing. We are calling on everyone who is being impacted in any way by the artificially-created housing scarcity in Oakland – whether you are unhoused, housing-insecure, rent-burdened, or just tired of watching your friends and , family and neighbors being forced to leave – to help us SHUT IT DOWN!

We need to continue raising the alarm and demanding action until our politicians recognize that housing is a basic human right; until everyone has a stable and affordable place to call home. We need to take the crisis in our communities to the doorsteps of decision-makers.

During this week we will be highlighting the damage being done by large corporate speculators that have bought up homes in our neighborhoods as an investment strategy for Wall Street bondholders. We will expose the large number of units sitting vacant in luxury buildings, bought as investments by the wealthy. We will expose speculators that are flipping our apartment buildings and jacking up our rents to move in wealthier tenants.

Together, we will unleash the vast creativity and organizing capacity of our communities and produce a spectrum of disruptive and visionary activity. We want these actions to meaningfully interrupt business as usual whether that be with direct action, teach-ins, flash mobs, or prayer vigils, and to do so with action-logic that links our resistance to fighting racism, economic injustice, and colonization. We want you to plan these actions independently, but together we will coordinate collective support for these actions through a spokescouncil so that they have maximal support and impact.

Attend a spokescouncil meeting :
Monday, November 4th at 7 pm
Thursday, November 7th at 7 pm
Saturday, November 9th at 11 am
Monday, November 11th at 7 pm
Thursday, November 14th at 7 pm

What is a spokescouncil?
A spokescouncil is a collective framework for direct action mobilizations, where large masses of people organize themselves into smaller teams called “affinity groups”. Affinity groups plan their actions independently with the intention of advancing the larger goal of the spokescouncil. Affinity groups are represented by at least one person (“a spoke”) at the meetings, where they are able to share resources and coordinate their actions with other groups.

Why a spokescouncil?
We propose the spokescouncil as a solution to many of the shortcomings of unstructured mass assemblies. We intend to provide a highly structured organizing space with clear tactical and messaging guidelines, that empowers participants to organize independently and in parallel. We intend to inspire a multitude of diverse actions and awaken the massive potential we have as a community engaging in direct action.

Start forming an affinity group now:
Discuss this callout with your friends, comrades, fellow workers, families, roommates, etc. See if you can pull together a crew of people who will be in close contact for the next few weeks, who are similar-minded and want to step up to organize or take part in actions. Then start planning an action! At least one of you should come to the spokescouncil meeting to share ideas and coordinate with the larger group.

Members Needed for Working Groups:
If you have the capacity to participate in the week of action but do not have an affinity group, plus come and join one of our Week of Action working groups:
– Media
– Outreach
– Big March – Wednesday, November 20th

Homewreckers, How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, & Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes & Demolished the American Dream. @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM & The Center for Reporting with St. John’s Presbyterian Church present:


Homewreckers!  How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks,& Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes & Demolished the American Dream

With Kris Welch


advance tickets: $12: :: T: 800-838-3006  or Pegasus Books (3 sites), Moe’s, Books Inc (Berkeley), Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Books, Mrs. Dalloway’s  $15 door, benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM


So many are living on the street now.  In parks. In RVs. Thousands and thousands of homes were stolen. How did this happen? Aaron Glantz knows. A former KPFA reporter who’s won a Peabody Award, been a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and written The War Comes Home.  Aaron not only knows… he tells the entire sordid business in his new book, Homewreckers, How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, & Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes & Demolished the American Dream.

Aaron exposes the high class rip-offs – among them, D.Trump and cronies, who often used taxpayer money to make fortunes off the working class and the middle class. Homewreckers! shows us the mad greed that harmed or ruined millions while further fattening the gluttonous few. Glantz recounts the transformation of straightforward lending into a morass of slivered and combined mortgage “products” that could be bought and sold, accompanied by a shift in priorities and a loosening of regulations and laws that made it good business to lend money to those who wouldn’t be able to repay.

Homewreckers brilliantly weaves together the stories of those most ravaged by the housing crisis. The result is an eye-opening expose of the greed that decimated millions and enriched a gluttonous few.

Aaron Glantz is a senior reporter at Reveal who produces public interest journalism with impact. His reporting has sparked more than a dozen Congressional hearings, a raft of federal legislation and led to criminal probes by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission. He is also the author of three books including “The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle Against America’s Veterans.”  His work has appeared in a broad range of media outlets, including The New York Times, NBC News, ABC News and the PBS NewsHour, where his work has twice been nominated for a national Emmy Award. He’s been given a Peabody Award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and Online News Association award.

DIE-IN VS. THE CLIMATE CRISIS @ Sather Gate, UC Berkeley campus
Nov 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm


Join us as we join XR Youth SF at Sather Gate on UC Berkeley’s campusGet more info or register at


Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


NEWS LETTER 10/11/19

Please sign up for our emails and alerts at:
https:/ and watch “XY CHELSEA” go to SHOWTIME
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The Main Stream Media (MSM) is so full of lies, it’s got the masses confused!!
There are 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. USA is one of the largest TERRORIST countries in history,
killing, wounding, and forcing emigration on millions of folks (did you know there
are 65 million migrants?) all over the world!!

Saving Chelsea and Julian is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!! To the Working
class and it’s Allies.They told us the truth about the wars! And all the NEW
McArthyism (phony Russia Gate conspiracy led by the New York Times) is
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 the RULING CLASS imprisoned
them and want’s them DEAD.

Please write letters to Chelsea (only hand written and no post cards or
pictures, or anything written on the outside of the letter) Write to: Chelsea
Elizabeth Manning, William Truesdale Adult Detention Center, 2001 Mill Road,
Alexandria Va. 22314. Also write julian

We need to hip people to YouTube shows, web sites and twitter feeds ie. –,, and

– Definitely check out these specific links, and add comments and tell your friends:
– Real News Network – “Federal judge continues Chelsea Manning’s confinement
and $1000/day fine”
– The Jimmy Dore Show – “Chelsea Manning jailed again for
protecting journalism” (89,000 hits)
– Chelsea Manning “Abolish ICE”
-Orion song”WE will keep fightin everyday even though our tears won’t
go away!” youtube/DnF6pvX4478

– Chelsea’s scathing 7 page letter to the judge about the history of the SECRET GRAND



Aaron Swartz Day @ Internet Archives
Nov 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm


Schedule for November 9

10-11 am Breakfast available for early birds – Hackathon begins

Please RSVP HERE (whether you are buying a ticket for the speakers or partipating in the hackathon).

You can use our Gitea instance as an ICE-free alternative to Github/Gitlab


11:00 – 11:25 – Brewster Kahle (Founder, Internet Archive) New features & tools at the Internet Archive w/ Tracey Jaquith – (DWeb Solid pod repository)

11:30-11:55- Ryan Sternlicht – (Educator, Researcher, Advisor & Maker – Noisebridge) The creation of the next layer of reality -REDUX-2019- “Vision”

If you follow technology you have probably heard many things about extended reality technology, maybe even my other talks on the subject.  This year’s talk will focusing on the visual quality aspects of XR. I will share some new insight and info I have come across while researching these fields in the past year, in the hopes that it may help you understand the space, and what it could mean for the world.

Noon-12:25 pm – Micah Blumberg – (Journalist, Researcher, Neurohacker, Founder Silicon Valley Global News) – On Neuro-Hacking, WebXR hacking, and the current frontier of Science and Technology

12:30-12:55 – Matteo Borri (Robots Everywhere, NASA Contractor) – Matteo’s latest inventions and robots and lasers and NASA Mars Rover fun.

1:05-1:30 – Tatyana Griffin – Creative Technologist, Innovative Educator, Maker/ Artist, Media Scientist, Musician, DJ, XR Developer)

1:30-2:15 – Panel: New advances in providing Open Access to Academic Journals: Brewster Kahle (Founder, Internet Archive), Elliot Harmon (Activism Director, EFF)

We will summarize some of the important developments in the last year regarding:

1) improved access to traditional academic journals

2) an increase in reputable “open access” peer reviewed journals

3) software such as the “Open Access Button”

4) institutions standing up to Elsevier’s business model (such as UC system)

2:15-3 pm – Break

FOIAPALOOZA Starts at 3pm

3pm-3:25pm: Mike Katz-Lacabe (Oakland Privacy)

3:30-3:55 Tracy Rosenberg (Oakland Privacy and Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance ProjectUsing Public Records to Watch The Watchers

The surveillance state can be hard to get your mind around. It’s purpose is to make you feel surrounded on all sides, overpowered and acquiescent. At Oakland Privacy, our saying is that we watch the watchers. We mean it to flip the script on the eternally watching eye and return the favor by doing some persistent monitoring of our own. The secret weapon is public records. Aaron Swartz Day is standardizing and exporting our watch the watchers model so that Oakland is not an anomaly but one among many watchdogs that are flipping the surveillance script on its head.

4-4:25 – Freddy Martinez (Director, Lucy Parsons Labs)

4:30- 5:15 – Ryan Shapiro (Property of the People)

5:15-6 – Rose Regina Lawrence (Occupy Jail Support & Security Researcher) Securing civil society

Civil Society faces many threats. Some of these are existential crises, like climate change or rule of law. With so many pressing issues, many civil society organizations have difficulty adding digital security to their list of priorities. In this context, how do we understand and make sense of the pressures within both society and the sector that affect the digital security efficacy and readiness of individual organizations and the wider community? Sector norms, funding models, and the shifting political context all play a role.

6:00-7:45 Reception & Dinner break (Pizza & wine/beer & cookies)

8 – 9:15 – Evening Speakers

A Statement By Chelsea Manning (As read by Lisa Rein)

Cindy Cohn, Executive Director, EFF

Jen Helsby, Lead Developer, SecureDrop – “The State of the Drop” (remotely)

Danny O’Brien – The Next Million Aarons — How Do We Widen the Movement?

Brewster Kahle, Founder, Internet Archive

Freddy Martinez (Director, Lucy Parsons Labs)

William Howes (Aaron Swartz Day Team)

9-11 After Party with Music & Dancing upstairs in the Great Room

Music by Tha Spyryt & Visuals by Projekt Seahorse

New song by Tha Spyryt & Lunar Elf= Lunar Spyryt


Stand Up For Peace @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm