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Apr
18
Sat
Non-Violent Direct Action Training @ Omni Commons
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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 in late April and beyond.

WHO: Diablo Rising Tide. diablorisingtide@riseup.net
RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/rsvp-non-violent-direct-action-training-on-april-18/

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Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century (New Book) @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Apr 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

EMAIL STRIKE.DEBT.BAY.AREA@GMAIL.COM FOR CONNECTION INFO.

Strike Debt Bay Area proudly hosts a non-technical book group discussion monthly on new and radical economic thinking. Previous readings have included Doughnut Economics, Limits, Banking on the People, and Capital and Its Discontents.

We will be reading the first half (Chapters 1-3) of How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century (Amazon, Abe Books, Verso) for the April 18th meeting and the rest of the book for the May 16th meeting.

What is wrong with capitalism, and how can we change it?

Capitalism has transformed the world and increased our productivity, but at the cost of enormous human suffering. Our shared values—equality and fairness, democracy and freedom, community and solidarity—can provide both the basis for a critique of capitalism and help to guide us toward a socialist and democratic society.

Erik Olin Wright has distilled decades of work into this concise and tightly argued manifesto: analyzing the varieties of anticapitalism, assessing different strategic approaches, and laying the foundations for a society dedicated to human flourishing. How to Be an Anticapitalist in the Twenty-First Century is an urgent and powerful argument for socialism, and an unparalleled guide to help us get there. Another world is possible. Included is an afterword by the author’s close friend and collaborator Michael Burawoy.

 

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Apr
19
Sun
The Prosecution of Julian Assange and the Fight for Free Speech @ Online
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join us on April 19, 2020 for an online panel featuring Nozomi Hayase.

Join us for an online panel discussion of leading attorneys, human rights defenders and social justice activists as the London trial of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is underway. If Assange is extradited to the United States, he faces the first-ever charges under the Espionage Act of 1917 for the publication of truthful information in the public interest. Speakers will present the critical legal and policy issues involved as well as rebut government efforts to undermine the reputation and credibility of Assange. In these difficult times for civil liberties and democratic rights we demand: Free Julian Assange! Defend Free Speech and the First Amendment!

Register for the panel event here

Sponsors: Bay Area Julian Assange Defense Committee  National Lawyers Guild Bay Arrea, Courage Foundation United National Antiwar Coalition

Initial co-sponsors: CodePink Bay Area, Social Justice Center of Marin, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, US Section  Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance, advisory board, Courage Foundation, past Steering Committee member Chelsea Manning Support Committee, Marin Peace and Justice Center, Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

The Courage Foundation is an international whistleblower support network that campaigns for the protection of truthtellers and the public’s right to know. For ongoing updates, resources, and more information on Assange’s case, visit defend.wikileaks.org


Where:

Online Panel Event

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Zoom Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Online
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We’re all trying to keep up the struggle with computers and phones. You probably are too.

No meetings for a while, but we hope to see you soon on Zoom. We’ll share updates on key campaigns — yes, they are

still going forward — and open the space for discussion. We want to hear from you!

If you could use some Zoom tech support, join at 12:50

WHERE

Zoom link

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NOTE: During the Plague Year of 2020 GA will be held every week or two on Zoom. To find out the exact time a date get on the Occupy Oakland email list my sending an email to:

occupyoakland-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

 

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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Apr
20
Mon
Protest Oakland’s Response to Covid-19 for Unhoused Residents @ In your vehicle!
Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us tomorrow at 3pm for a socially distanced rally!!!

@LibbySchaaf has ignored the West Oakland Wood st community for years!! In the time of #COVID19 this inaction has even higher stakes! Join us at 3pm at 24th & Wood st for a car protest/rally at a surprise location!!!

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Protest San Leandro Police Execution @ San Leandro City Council Meeting Online
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Show up online! Your voice is important! #SanLeandro City Council Meeting 7pm, Mon, 4/20/2020 Action Item 10.A

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Apr
22
Wed
Earth Day Events @ Various
Apr 22 all-day

Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and there are lots of Earth Day events (online) this whole week on IndyBay (here:  https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12 )

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Earth Day(s) – Extinction Rebellion
Apr 22 – Apr 24 all-day

Next week, millions will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day together, even though we will be physically separated.

Instead of mass protests, from April 22 to 24, youth and adult activists are coming together for Earth Day Live, a three-day live stream focused on climate action. The live stream will include training sessions, performances, and appearances to keep people engaged, informed, and inspired, with speakers including celebrities, politicians, scientists, and youth activists.

Click here to find out more about Earth Day Live and hear about big announcements � including the full schedule of events from April 22-24.

We are leaning into healing and togetherness to provide comfort and inspiration during this time of anxiety and the unknown. On all three days, we are centering the stories and voices of frontline, Indigenous, and POC leaders.

Here’s an overview of what’s happening each day:

  • April 22  STRIKE: The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is about demonstrating collective power in the face of today’s multiple crises. There will be performances, conversations, training sessions, and more.
  • April 23  DIVEST: The world’s largest banks have pumped $1.9 trillion into fossil fuels since the 2015 Paris Agreement. We can’t let fossil fuel companies use the pandemic to loot trillions more when people need relief so desperately. Led by the Stop the Money Pipeline Coalition, April 23rd focuses on the role of money in driving the climate crisis.
  • April 24  VOTE: We need leaders who will address the existential threat of climate change, and for this to happen, we need people to show up at the polls. Led by the US Youth Strike Coalition, April 24th will focus on voter registration and feature a digital, relational voter registration challenge to see which region of the country can register the most voters.

Stay tuned for more info about local sessions coming to you from the SF Climate Justice NVDA Spokescouncil on April 23 at 9:00-10:00am and 4:00-5:00pm. To get involved in Youth Vs. Apocalypse’s #NoOneIsDisposable social media campaign, virtual art build, Climate Strike Live Streams, or Green New Deal and Just Transition workshops, email rcostellonic13@gmail.com.

Click here to find out more about Earth Day Live and take part in one of the biggest days of digital action the climate movement has ever seen.

We may be physically separated, but we can and we will come together in solidarity on Earth Day and beyond.

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APTP Virtual Meeting @ Online
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The work hasn’t stopped! Quite the opposite. Much work going on to defend the most vulnerable in our communities. Join us in our first Virtual monthly membership meeting to hear what’s going on and talk about how you can help.
Virtual meeting:
– Santa Rita/State-Wide Prison update
– Criminalization of our communities
– Asian/Asian American Community
– Black and Brown community
– National Guard
– Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Struggle Continues
Community READY Corps distributing CORONA kits and Immune boosting care kits in Oakland
Use this registration link. Each attendee must separately register. Do not share your registration confirmation with others:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/u5clfu6hrjsiQDGQ8RhrLoY1zYC3ZQg4_A

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Apr
23
Thu
Oakland Police Commission @ Online
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Agenda and online connection and participation instructions:

https://cao-94612.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/Police-Commission-4.23.20-Agenda-Packet.pdf

 

Items of possible interest:

 

IV. OPD Interim Police Chief Introduction The Commission will introduce Susan Manheimer, the Interim Police Chief at OPD.

VIII. Update on City Auditor’s Commission and CPRA Audits The Commission will provide an update on the status of the Police Commission and CPRA audits that are being conducted by the City Auditor’s office. T

IX. Draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): OPD and National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (NICJR) The Commission will discuss a draft MOU between OPD and NICJR to establish an effective partnership committed to the successful implementation of the Neighborhood Opportunity and Accountability Board Diversion Program (NOAB). This is a new item. (Attachment 9).

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Apr
25
Sat
All out to demand Cancel the Rents! Housing for all! @ Parking lot
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

The ANSWER Coalition is endorsing and urging everyone to join and share this action….

All out to demand Cancel the Rents! Housing for all!

SAN FRANCISCO:
1875 Marin St., on the street, 10:30 AM for a press conference.

EAST BAY:
West Oakland, 900 Market parking lot, 9:30 AM

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Join us in your car to demand the cancellation of rents and mortgages statewide, immediate housing for all, and full aid and rights for the undocumented! Let’s make some noise, plaster “Cancel the Rents” and “CancelTheRents.org” on our cars and windows, and make our voices heard! It’s time to send the signal that the working class is fighting back!

Our Demands:

– Cancel all rents and mortgages for homeowners, small landlords, and small businesses, for the duration of the pandemic – no debt accumulation!

– No shutoffs of any utilities.

– Eminent domain over vacant buildings, homes, hotels, to house the homeless or people in precarious housing, such as victims of domestic violence.

– Give full access to housing, income-assistance to all undocumented and informal workers.

– Housing must be a human right, regardless of employment or citizenship status.

Every working-class person has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Millions of people have lost their jobs or seen their paychecks cut. In April, a third of tenants did not pay rent. Many will also make the same decision on May 1st between paying rent or saving that money for food, medical needs, and other necessities. What sounds like an impossible demand – rent and mortgage cancellation – must become a reality because the COVID-19 crisis shows no sign of abating.

The government measures taken so far do not protect tenants for the long term. There is a “moratorium on evictions,” but what will happen when the COVID-19 crisis starts to fade out and we are months late on our rents? There is nothing protecting us from being evicted then. The one time $1200 emergency relief for working class and poor Americans is not enough – and millions of undocumented workers won’t receive any aid at all.

As the capitalist crisis worsens, millions are in danger of being displaced out of their homes. Even after the pandemic eases, workers will be forced to pay thousands of dollars in debt to their landlords making their already unstable housing situation even more precarious. Rents and mortgages must be canceled until the end of the crises with no debt accumulation!

The homeless population in San Francisco has risen by 30% in the past two years, and across the Bay in Oakland, the homeless population has nearly doubled. How can individuals shelter in place without adequate shelter provided by the state? Thousands of hotels, empty buildings, and overpriced units sit vacant while people sleep on the streets without protection. We demand that cities in the Bay Area use the power of eminent domain to immediately house all our neighbors, guided by their input and priorities.

Fill out this form to let us know you’re joining or to sign on with your organization!

CAR RALLY SCHEDULE AND ROUTE:

11 AM:
Cruise through the city’s neighborhoods!

This is a COVID19-safe, car-only rally. We will stay inside our vehicles to protect ourselves and the public. We will ride through the Bayview, Mission, Tenderloin, Chinatown, and more with signs to make our demands heard.

If you can’t make it in person, join our National Day of Action by participating in digital actions.

Sign the California Cancel the Rents petition at CancelTheRents.org

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Ride for Justice for Steven Taylor!
Apr 25 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

#Justice4StevenTaylor: A Mental Health Crisis Should Not Be a Death Sentence

On Saturday, April 18, 2020, Steven Taylor was shot and killed unnecessarily by a San Leandro Police Department Officer. On this Saturday, April 25th – one week after his brutal murder – at 2:30pm, the Anti Police-Terror Project will convene a car caravan to demand justice for him and his family.

Up to 50% of the people killed by law enforcement are in the middle of a mental health crisis. Law enforcement agencies are not equipped to handle these calls, they don’t have adequate training and many of them don’t want the job. These result in unnecessary deaths, trauma and pain. And those that are killed disproportionately Black.

“We are past the time for a shift in how we respond to mental health crises,’ said James Burch of APTP. “That’s why APTP Sacramento launched MH First to create a community-lead response to mental health that responds with compassion and care, not a badge and a gun.”

For the last six years, APTP has been on the Bay Area frontlines in responding to state violence. In the time of COVID-19, organizers have had to shift strategies and tactics. To that end, we will do everything to keep people safe, using social distancing and keeping people in their cars.

We are asking folks to respect the following:

This will be a car caravan to avoid transmission of COVID-19 among participants and the public. We apologize to those who are denied access because of this, and we are looking for ways to make our actions more inclusive during this time.
– We ask everyone to bring masks. We ask folks who want to have their windows down to wear their masks.
– We ask everyone to only ride with folks with whom they are sheltering in place.
– We ask everyone to stay in their cars.
– We ask everyone to follow the lead of our identified security

“There is no other word to describe what happened to Steven Taylor than murder,” said Cat Brooks of the Anti Police-Terror Project. “Police should have cleared the Walmart and used time and distance to deescalate. What’s more, this was a clear violation of state law that limits when LEAs can use deadly force. We are interested in how San Leandro PD has rewritten their Use of Force policy to accommodate the law or if they have done this work at all.”

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Apr
26
Sun
Face Mask Giveaway @ Abduu cafe
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Wood Street Community Action Day
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Apr 26 @ 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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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NOTE: During the Plague Year of 2020 GA will be held every week or two on Zoom. To find out the exact time a date get on the Occupy Oakland email list my sending an email to:

occupyoakland-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

 

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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Apr
27
Mon
Oakland Tenants Resist Scamlord with A Rent Strike @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Landlord Harasses, Bullies and Serves Illegal Notices on Oakland Tenants in a Global Pandemic and Eviction Moratorium

In the Middle of the Covid19 Pandemic and a state and county-wide Eviction Moratorium – A Landlord Harasses, Bullies and Serves Illegal Notices on Oakland Tenants.

“Raj Properties has given several tenants 3 day notices and threatened to tow cars from tenants legal parking spots, its why we launched a rent strike,” said long-time tenant and Oakland resident Momi P.

Please -Join Zoom Press Conference with this link on April 27th at 3pm PST
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9432352233

Meeting ID: 943 235 2233

While people locally and globally struggles with a shelter in place mandate — and the massive loss of work, abusive landlords like Raj Properties continue to operate as though there are no laws and protections in place for tenants.

Since March of 2020 The County of Alameda and the State of California have eviction moratoriums in place to protect tenants just like the 37 units at 3080 Richmond

Background on the Tenants of 3080 Richmond, Oakland

Raj properties are guilty of illegal harassment of these tenants, and with this struggle 3080 Richmond joins other working class, Black and Brown tenants across Oakland who have faced harassment from landlords who refuse to follow the laws put in place to protect tenants, said Lisa Tiny Gray-Garcia, formerly homeless, legal advocate and co-founder of POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE and Homefulness- a homeless peoples. “These tenants are sheroes and heroes, ” Lisa Tiny concluded.

The tenants have officially decided to transform this abuse into a rent strike, joining another group of tenants and Moms4Housing in refusing to accept the abuse and harassment of predatory, capitalist greed for profit over their human and civil rights as tenants in the State of California

Statement from the Tenants
RAJ PROPERTIES, our landlord, is being especially vicious during this time. We need your support to help stop the harassment from Raj properties. The city of Oakland has passed a rent moratorium, yet Raj Properties is ignoring it! They are using scare tactics to intimidate those who cannot afford it. They are violating the moratorium by putting “3-day notice” of evictions, threats to tow cars, and even increasing monthly rents. Tenants are having to borrow money from family, take out loans, go without food, etc. because Raj has no respect for its tenants and clearly functions unethically.

The tenants are asking for support from politicians and community to stand with them in this rent strike and for all landlords to stop harassing tenants in this time of Covid19

Tenants at 3080 Richmond and their advocates, other homeless and formerly homeless advocates at POOR Magazine/Homefulness and other organizations plan to hold a Zoom Press Conference on Monday, April 27 @ 3pm- and then plan a follow-up action on MayDay- they are asking for widespread support and organizations and individuals to sign on- If you are willing or able to co-sponsor or help please email poormag@gmail.com

Please -Join Zoom Press Conference with this link on April 27th at 3pm PST
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9432352233

Meeting ID: 943 235 2233

POOR Magazine is a poor and indigenous people-led movement creating media , education, art, advocacy and solutions for low and no-income and homeless youth , adults and elders locally and globally.

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Apr
28
Tue
The Green Stimulus and Covid-19 @ Online or by phone
Apr 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Fossil Free California for a webinar with Dr. Ashley McClure of Climate Health Now. She’ll talk about how we can emerge from the current global pandemic with policies that address climate justice. Dr. McClure is a practicing MD who can provide a perspective from the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis.

The forum includes an opportunity to ask questions, and to engage each other in smaller group discussions. We’ll also provide updates on our campaigns, and plenty of ways to get involved over the next few months, even at a distance.

This webinar is free, but registration is required. We encourage you to share this invitation with your friends and colleagues. Register here to receive a sign-in link and instructions for how to join the call.

WHERE

Register here

Sign the petition telling the California State Employees Retirement System and the California Teachers Retirement System to divest from fossil fuel.

More info Fossil Free California here

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Mass Strikes and the Coronavirus – DSA Night School @ Online
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mass strikes have played a central role in the history of left movements, and they have long captured the imagination of socialists and other radicals. Mass strikes represent the explosion of class struggle outside of a single workplace or industry, bringing the working classes of entire cities or countries into revolt against the prevailing order. Such occurrences can act as the catalyst for significant pro-worker reforms, or even lead to revolution.

Recent movements against austerity in France and Chile show that mass strikes are far from a thing of the past. And with the coronavirus causing a global social and economic crisis, along with sparking an upsurge in labor militancy, it’s not hard to imagine similar events breaking out in the U.S. or across the world.

Join East Bay DSA’s Socialist Night School for a discussion of the history and theory of mass strikes, with a focus on drawing lessons for the current crisis.

Readings:
“General Strikes, Mass Strikes,” Kim Moody
Excerpts from “Depression Decade,” Strike!, Jeremy Brecher
“The Great Minneapolis Strikes,” The History of American Trotskyism, James P. Cannon
“Even in a Pandemic, Workers Can Fight Back,” Nick French

Zoom link for meeting: https://dsausa.zoom.us/j/307978083

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