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Oct
22
Thu
Internet Identity Workshop IIW XXXI @ Online
Oct 22 all-day

You belong at IIW this Fall!  You’ll acquire the real-time pulse of genuinely disruptive technologies that are the foundation of today’s important Internet movements.

Every IIW moves topics, code, and projects downfield.  Name an identity topic and it’s likely that more substantial discussion and work has been done at IIW than any other conference!

IIW XXXI will be our second online event. While we miss being with everyone in person, we have found that the online event isn’t just an acceptable substitute, but a real workshop in its own right with considerable advantages. Being virtual will allow many more people from around the world to participate in the important discussions that happen at each IIW.

“From my perspective, IIW is the seminal conference for the digital identity space. The feedback & technical insight garnered here is so invaluable for my company that we build our internal product roadmap around the twice-yearly conference. I was admittedly skeptical about the event going fully virtual, but the organizers managed the transition with little to no loss in collaborative nature or connections. I was very pleased with the value and turnout, and am already looking forward to the next one!”

Karyl Fowler | CEO | transmute industries

How It Works

IIW is at its heart a participatory conference, it is an Open Space unConference.  It has no keynotes or panels, so it’s about getting stuff done!

Our schedule will be much the same as the online event in April, with some additional session times. The agenda will be created live each day by attendees present at the opening circle (the same as when we meet F2F in Mountain View).

Through dozens of sessions,you’ll have plenty of chances to present your ideas, engage in challenging dialog, and make new professional connections.  The Open Space unConference format is perfect for a rapidly moving field where the organizing team cannot what needs to be discussed. We know great people will be at IIW XXXI. The attendees who have a passion for learning and contributing to the event makes it the success it is.

This is the time and place that you get to discuss, share your knowledge, work on and learn about anything & everything related to Internet Identity today. You can find Books of Proceedings for all previous IIW Events here.

Why You Should Participate

This is the time and place that you get to discuss, share your knowledge, work on and learn about anything & everything related to Internet Identity TODAY.

Identity is at the heart of all the topics listed below, along with others we hope to see discussed at IIW in October:

  • Two-Factor Authentication (U2F)
  • Use Managed Accesss (UMA)
  • Self-Sovereign and Blockchain Based Identity
  • Verifiable Credentials and DIDs
  • Credential Ecosystems
  • Identity Fraud
  • OAuth
  • OpenID Connect
  • Token Binding
  • Personal API’s & Domain of One’s Own
  • Personal Sovereignty
  • International Perspectives
  • Biometrics
  • Identity Proofing
  • Identity Verification for Internet Payments
  • Identity and Privacy in Healthcare
  • API of the W3C
  • Cryptographic Credentials
  • Efforts to “Reboot the Web of Trust”
  • Multisignal Authentication
  • Authentication of US Government Employees
  • Authentication in the Enterprise/Extended Enterprise
  • Identity in the Context of Mobile Device Managment
  • IoT (The Internet of Things)
  • VRM (Vendor Relationship Management)
  • Data Liberation and Portability
  • Earned (rather than coerced) Customer Loyalty ~ CRM
  • Privacy in the Age of Surveillance

See the growing list of potential topics put forth by those who have already registered for IIWXXXI.

“IIW XXX completely changed my mind about ‘virtual conferences’. I was quite skeptical that it could be even remotely as effective as the in-person IIW events—of which I’ve never missed a single one. But IIW XXX not only captured most of the same interactions, it actually proved to be MORE INTENSE than the in-person event because there are multiple channels alive at the same time—the Zoom Rooms, the Zoom chat, and then the Garden rooms and side channels that form and keep going throughout the event. Plus being virtual meant many more people around the world could attend. In fact, it was so engaging that I left the event feeling that at least one of every two IIWs should be virtual now.”

Drummond Reed / Chief Trust Officer at Evernym

Please go to the IIW site www.internetidentityworkshop.com for additional information about the event and to view the short video “What is IIW?”

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Oakland Police Commission @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Intro to SURJ @ Online
Oct 22 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Are you feeling angry by the continued killings of Black people by the police and vigilantes and want to do something about it? Come learn about SURJ Bay Area at a virtual introductory meeting and find out how SURJ moves white people to act for justice, with passion and accountability, as part of a multi-racial majority.
Hear about our current work and activities including SURJ’s pathways for engaging in the work such as Study & Action, committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We’ll answer your questions and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice.
ACCESS
The Intro meeting will be held virtually over zoom. Please be sure to check-in to our zoom room by 6:50 so we can begin promptly at 7pm. It will take a few minutes to check-in. We look forward to seeing you then!
Participants will receive an email after RSVP’ing and instructions for joining the meeting in an email sent out the morning before the event. You may want to check your SPAM/ promotions folder for these emails.
Closed captioning will be offered. If possible, please let us know you plan to access Closed Captioning by emailing basebuilding@surjbayarea.org. This Intro meeting will be offered only in English; we have not yet built capacity for translation to other languages
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Oct
23
Fri
Sustainable Production and Consumption @ Online
Oct 23 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Register here

Join the Bay Area Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force for the fourth in a Virtual Summit Series: For an Environmentally Just and Regenerative Future.  This one will explore possibilities for Sustainable Production and Consumption of Resources.

Topics include:

  • Consumption-based accounting of greenhouse gasses
  • Zero waste: plastic pollution and food waste reduction
  • Carbon sequestration and carbon farming
  • Watershed/wetlands restoration
  • Climate literacy

WHEN

Friday, October 23, 8:30 AM – 1 PM

8:30 – 9: doors open, meet and greet
9 – 9:45: land acknowledgement and plenary
9:45 – 11:30: workshops/breakout groups
11:30 – Noon Report Backs, Next Steps, and Announcement of November Summit
12:00 – 1:00 pm Networking and Follow up Conversations

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Local Clean Energy Alliance Game Night @ Online
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Register here

Join the Local Clean Energy Alliance for its annual fall gathering — this year online. Without  the food but it’ll still be lots of fun — an Energy Jeopardy Game, a flower power demonstration, and more! Treat yourself to two hours of fun without any mention of pandemic, wildfires or the election!

Celebrate two victories in the past year:

#1: In February,LCEA launched the Reclaim Our Power Utility Justice Campaign, a frontline community-led movement to restructure California’s energy system. Despite the pandemic, the Campaign fought the bailout of PG&E, and pushed for a utility based on principles of justice. In spring and summer, the Campaign organized actions in front of both PG&E and CPUC headquarters, protested PG&E’s bankruptcy exit plans, and held online press conferences to call for utility justice.

#2: LCEA mobilized the community to stop the dumping of PG&E nuclear power in the East Bay. On the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, in April, the governing board of East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), the public energy services provider for Alameda County cities, voted to keep Diablo Canyon nuclear power out of EBCE’s 2020 energy mix. The vote represented a big victory against a campaign of misinformation by EBCE staff and a reaffirmation of our communities’ need to develop local renewable energy to benefit our residents and businesses.

Celebrate, learn more, and get involved!

And, as always, LCEA will be asking for your financial support to continue this work.

 

Cost: Free – $500

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Oct
24
Sat
March for Democracy @ Rally at Mission High School Steps
Oct 24 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

We unite against those who seek to limit people’s right to vote, intimidate voters at the polls, or intend to ignore the electoral outcome. We join with local and national civic and labor organizations in a day of action to protect our constitutional rights to a fair election.

WHAT: March for Democracy SF before the election, to continue as needed in the following weeks
WHERE: Rally at Mission High School Steps, 3750 18th St. (across from Dolores Park) followed by a march to San Francisco City Hall

SAFE and PEACEFUL: Wear masks, maintain social distance, bring water. This is a non-violent demonstration.

We are working with organizations across the country holding similar marches. We believe it is essential to show publicly that the majority of the American people will not accept any interference in this constitutional process and moral imperative. We will not tolerate efforts to thwart peaceful voting or maneuvers to ignore the people’s intended choice. Let us join together. In solidarity, we are powerful! Let us know if

ORGANIZERS: San Francisco Gray Panthers, OccupySF, Refuse Fascism, First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco Human Rights Working Group, San Francisco Friends (Quakers) Peace and Social Concern Committee
LABOR DONATED

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How to Change the World in One Generation – DxE Intro Workshop @ Online
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Right now the most vulnerable individuals are being exploited on a massive scale and it will only get worse if we don’t take action now. But can we as average citizens really make a difference to help them? The answer is YES. In Direct Action Everywhere’s workshop, you will learn the history of social movements, the ground-breaking new research that shows the power of ordinary people, and the bold plan to nonviolently abolish the most harmful industry on earth that kills billions of animals every year.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84012361059
Meeting ID: 840 1236 1059

Please sign up to our email list before you attend this event:
dxe.io/signup

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March Against Extinction @ Union Square
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
It’s been over 600 Days since SF Declared the Climate Emergency, and Nothing Has Happened.

Over 4 million acres have burned (an area larger than Connecticut)—in 2018, 1.8 million acres burned. Over 31 people and thousands of wild and farmed animals have perished in the last month due to the raging wildfires, drought, and erratic weather conditions. SFO and Oakland International Airports are due to be inoperable and underwater by 2050 OR SOONER. We cannot accept more business as usual, unless we desire extinction.

Extinction Rebellion is demanding that the government act NOW!

Come join us as we chalk the sidewalks, drop banners, post flyers, and mobilize the masses with face-to-face (socially distanced) outreach. At 2:00pm, we will hold speak outs at the steps of SF City Hall and demand that our government #TellTheTruth, #ActNow by establishing a #NetZero2025 carbon emissions goal, and convening a #CitizensAssembly to reach that goal. WE MUST SECURE A LIVABLE FUTURE FOR ALL BY 2030.. We will need YOUR support! We will be following COVID-19 safety guidelines, so please bring your face cover and remember to socially distance!

For more information, visit XRAmerica.org

-or-

https://actionnetwork.org/forms/join-extinction-rebellion-xr-america/ to get involved now!

Business as Usual = DEATH

Save San Francisco!

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Mutual Aid Mask Build and Distribution @ Empowerment Park
Oct 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Red-skies and smoke are hard on everyone, but as with most of the impacts of capitalism, create additional burdens on our poor and unhoused neighbors.

Join us for a mutual aid mask build at Empowerment park in Oakland, across from 465 Bellevue Ave.
No experience necessary. Please bring PPE!

We will be close to the nearby road and can accommodate any accessibility needs. Please email the committee Co-Chairs at green-new-deal@eastbaydsa.org with any accessibility questions or concerns.

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Oct
25
Sun
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Online
Oct 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Our Sunday morning programs are scheduled pretty much on a “first come, first served” basis and confirmed at our planning sessions. The opinions expressed are those of the speakers only and do not represent a group consensus on the issues by the members of ICSS. Our general practice is to allot at least half of the time to comradely discussion of the issues so that we include as many voices as practical .

Check here close to the date each week for subject matter and Zoom info if not below:

https://icssmarx.org/icss-sched-latest.html

Sun, Sep 20, 2020:
Socialism and ‘Movement for a People’s Party’
In the US, a movement is afoot for a new party and over 100,000 people have responded to the call to form a new ‘People’s Party’, which is presently a pre-party formation.  In this Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library session, we will be showing some videos of the speeches by notable speakers and analyze the platform for this new political formation from a Marxist perspective, followed by a lively discussion

LOG-IN INFO 
The meeting will be opened up, as usual, at 10:15 for anyone to join and discuss technical matters, catch up with each other, say Hi, etc. We Intend to start the presentation as close to 10:30 am as possible

Raj Sahai is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2591082607?pwd=TTdlcFlnZEVCdWt2VlRHeWZLeHNKQT09

Meeting ID: 259 108 2607
Passcode: 6MwQP7

Sun, Sep 27, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
CONFIRMED: Labor and Immigration

David will talk about the struggles of farmworkers on the West Coast to organize, and the way it’s affected by their work lives and status as immigrants.  He’ll include photographs and a description of his documentary work in process.

Sun, Oct 4, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
CONFIRMED: The Crisis in Education:
Capitalist Mess and Socialist Solutions

The NY Times recently ran two articles on its front page: U.S. Campuses See Explosions Of Virus Cases,“ and “How Beijing got 295 Million Back to School.” This illustrates how socialism attempts to solve the mess in education created by capitalism. Similar forces can be seen in Oakland, CA, where billionaire-funded charter school organizations are buying our school board members, implementing school closures, and turning students and parents into vectors for billionaire profit. Meanwhile, socialists and union activists fighting to keep Oakland schools public, and to keep charter schools and their billionaire supporters out of our communities. We have invited Gerald Smith, an activist with Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and former candidate for the Oakland School Board, to lead a discussion with members of the Oakland Education Association (OEA) the teacher’s union. Discussants will include Mike Hutchinson, a candidate  for the Oakland School Board in District 5, endorse by both DSA and OEA.
The session will be moderated by ICSS Members Eugene Ruyle and Raj Sahai.

Sun, Oct 11, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
CONFIRMED: Dealing with Covid 19:
A Comparison Between Cuba and the United States

   Cuba, a socialist nation with a population of about 11 million, has suffered (as of mid-September, 2020) about 100 fatalities from the Covid 19 virus pandemic. The USA, a capitalist nation with a population about 30 times as great as Cuba, has suffered (as of mid-September), almost 200,000 deaths from this virus. The U.S., with about 30 times the population of Cuba has lost about 2000 times as many lives! What are the social, political, economic, ideological, cultural, strategic and other factors relevant to each nation that explain this profound difference
Dr. Laurence H. Shoup has taught history at a number of universities and is the author of five books, his most recent one being Wall Street’s Think Tank: The Council on Foreign Relations and the Empire Neoliberal Geopolitics 1976-2019 (Monthly Review Press). He has been in active solidarity with the Cuban Revolution for many decades and has visited the country over a dozen times on a variety of solidarity excursions, including two Pastors for Peace caravans, several Labor Exchange trips, as well as with the Venceremos Brigade and Global Exchange.

Sun, Oct 18, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
CONFIRMED: What Should Working People in the U.S.
do about Elections 2020?

Should we: 1. Vote Third Party? 2. Vote Democratic to oppose the Fascist tendency represented by Trump? Trump? 3. Adopt the Safe State Strategy?, 4. Sit out of the bourgeois election? 4. Vote for Trump to deny support to the real danger, Biden? 5. suport only those down-ballot candidates from any group that pushes for reform of the capitalist system, e.g Greens, Berners and “The Squad”?
We have three confirmed speakers,
* Tom Gallagher, former Massachusetts State Representative and author of The Primary Route.
* Roger Harris, among his many activities, Roger is on the Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party and a board member of the Task Force on the Americas
* Laura Wells, former Green Party candidate for Governor, writer (laurawells.org)
ICSS member Sharon Rose will facilitate the session..
RECOMMENDED READINGS:
* The Specter of a Fascist Coup by Trump Haunts the US, But There’s Worse to Worry About https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/08/21/the-specter-of-a-fascist-coup-by-trump-haunts-the-us-but-theres-worse-to-worry-About/
* Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World By Rutger Bregman, recommended by https://laurawells.org
* Joe Biden, Don’t Let Donald Trump Run as the Antiwar Candidate! https://tomgallagherwrites.com
LOG-IN INFO 
The meeting will be opened up, as usual, at 10:15 for anyone to join and discuss technical matters, catch up with each other, say Hi, etc. We Intend to start the presentation as close to 10:30 am as possible
BLURB AND LOG-IN INFO WILL BE PROVIDED ON
FRIDAY, OCT 16, 2020

Sun, Oct 25, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
CONFIRMED: Attack on Anti-racist Organizers

On Sept. 17, 2020, several protest leaders, including four members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), were arrested in Denver, Colorado in a coordinated police attack. The organizers now face over 30 bogus charges including “kidnapping” and “inciting a riot,” and potentially years in prison. They were targeted because of their dedicated organizing efforts in recent months to denouncing the police murder of Elijah McClain in Aurora, Colorado.
This attack is part of a larger assault on the anti-racist movement directed from the White House, Governor’s mansions, and local governments and police agencies around the country. This can happen to any protester who has used their voice to mobilize in the mass movement against racism in every single corner of the United States.
   We will be joined by Lillian House, one of the protest organizers  facing 12 bogus facing charges including “kidnapping” and “inciting a riot,” and potentially years in prison and well as Richard Becker of the PSL.
For more info and to donate, see https://www.liberationnews.org/thousands-declare-their-solidarity-with-framed-denver-anti-racist-organizers-add-your-name-here/
The demands are: 1. Drop all the charges! 2. Stop the assault on the movement and on free speech!

Sun, Nov 1, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm DST FALL BACK
CONFIRMED -The fall of the Soviet Union: New insights into the sequence of events, starting with the victory of the Russian Revolution on November 7, 1917, and implications for Marxists today.”
Wadi’h Halabi, with the Center for Marxist Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will discuss this topic. His analysis extends to differences between the Chinese and Russian Revolutions. For example, civil war and land reform followed revolution in Russia but preceded it in China. Halabi’s discussion will touch on the ‘new Cold War’. The global class struggle hardly ended with the fall of the Soviet Union, and this is the framework of the presentation.

Sun, Nov 8, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
CONFIRMED – WHAT NOW?
This will be our first meeting after the November 3, 2020 election, and we know they will not turn out well. Do we Dump Trump or Battle Biden? What will groups like ANSWER, the Poor People’s Campaign, and DSA  be doing? We have invited  Gloria La Riva, the only socialist Presidential Candidate on the ballot in 23 states, or her representative, to lead our discussion, possibly  she will be  joined by another speaker.
Gene is organizing.

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Sunflower Alliance Zoom Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We’re looking forward to getting together with you for a regular meeting. We’ll discuss the latest developments in our fight to keep new oil and gas wells out of eastern Contra Costa County and ban new fossil fuel development in the county. Plus we’ll catch up on campaigns against coal exports in Richmond and Oakland, just transition, regional climate planning, and more — and check in with each other. We need your participation and your voice!

RSVP to action@sunflower-alliance.org to get the link

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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 25 @ 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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Oakland Greens Present an evening with Rosa Clemente @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
When An Afro-Latina Woman Ran For Vice-President And Nobody Knew Her Name

The time is now and, in fact, long passed for the people to really take control over the systems that affect them. Our current political system excludes any voices that would challenge the status quo. In 2008 the Green Party of the “Un-United States” nominated such a powerful ticket headed by McKinney/Clemente and still received no love from even the so-called progressive media.

Rosa Clemente will join us over ZOOM for their presentation entitled “When An Afro-Latina Woman Ran For Vice-President And Nobody Knew Her Name”

The Oakland Greens are excited about this event and have worked for some time to be able to host this dynamic speaker, educator, and activist to discuss why “Nobody Knew her Name” with questions and answers on where we go from here.

For me it’s not only about holding the President, the House of Representatives, or the United States Senate accountable. Holding public officials accountable is important, but building a multiracial social justice movement is a necessity for our very existence.

– Rosa Clemente

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Oct
27
Tue
Free Covid Testing @ Kaiser Center
Oct 27 all-day

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Racism in Facial Recognition Surveillance @ Online
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Most technologies and algorithms hold the same biases, implicit or otherwise, as their creator inevitably leading to racial biases. Facial recognition technology is no different. Come join speaker Isedua Oribhabor and learn about the history of facial recognition, its use by law enforcement in Santa Clara County, what we plan to do to curb said use, and how you can help us.

Livestreamed on Youtube here: https://www.cpcscc.org/youtube

 

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Community Meeting On Police Brutality and the George Floyd Protests @ Willow Park
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
sm_community_meeting_flyer_9.29.jpg In the past four months, cities in the U.S. and around the world have risen up in rebellion against white supremacist terror from the police following the despicable murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and now the attempted murder of Jacob Blake. Millions have taken to the streets despite strict shelter-in-place orders and they have been met with a violent response by the police. We have seen protesters beaten, tear gassed, tased, and even murdered as the state struggles to suppress this mass movement. But it is important to note that the protests are not solely a response to the murder of George Floyd. They represent a revolt against the general systematic slaughter of black people by police and against the white supremacist-capitalist state as a whole. The size and scale of these protests is remarkable and it is encouraging to witness the powerful energy that fuels them.

The problem is that we have been here before. In the past, mass protests against police terror and the white supremacist-capitalist state have occurred, but after initial outrage and police crack downs, the excitement and activity of the protests subsides. Those who are not consistently active in political work disappear while activists and political organizations fail to push the movement forward for the long haul. We need to come together as a community to discuss how we can build up a long-term sustained resistance to white supremacy, police brutality, and the capitalist system.

We cannot afford to tail spontaneous movement after spontaneous movement. We need to organize for the long-term, which means doing much more than showing up to protests every time a black person is murdered by police or voting every two years. The police harassing, terrorizing, and murdering working class people is the norm and politicians will not work to overthrow a system that keeps them paid. Reforms intended to quell police brutality are often not applied, ineffective, insufficient, or completely rolled back. If a long-term organized movement against white supremacist police terror is not sustained, then we will continue to see black people murdered in cold blood by the police.

Please come out to Willow Park in West Oakland on Tuesday, September 29th at 6pm as we continue to discuss how we can sustain this movement for the long-term. In previous meetings we determined the need for more political education and concrete steps towards some type of action that we can collectively take. We have began and will continue an ongoing political study of the Black Panther Party. We have also planned and carried out an action on August 1st where we marched from West Oakland Bart to Willow Park to show solidarity with the West Oakland Community. Last meeting we debriefed this action and discussed further steps forward.

In the next meeting taking place on Tuesday, September 29th which we are promoting in this post, we will continue to discuss plans for another action to address the lack of consistent trash pickup for both housed and unhoused residents in the area which forces people to live in abhorrent conditions. More broadly, we will continue to talk about how to link the local struggle in Oakland to the larger nation-wide movement against the white supremacist capitalist system.

We hope to see you there. All Power to the People!

This event is put on in collaboration with The United Front Against Displacement

Social Media Info:

Twitter: @revunitedfront & @theUFAD
Instagram: @therevolutionaryfront & @theUFAD
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Website: theufad.org & revolutionaryunitedfront.com

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Ella Baker Monthly Meeting @ Online
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Register here

This month we will be holding our regular member meeting (usually held on the first Wednesday of the month) on Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 and will focus on our upcoming elections. What could this election mean for us? We will cover local, state, and national. You don’t miss this special member meeting! See you there!

Voting before or doing GOTV work? Check-out our voter guide for ballot measures.

Website:https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYucO2tqDwpEtflhLYicffaq1ew39Z4MvlS

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Gretchen Sorin: Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Public Bank of the East Bay @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

We are now meeting every two weeks on Tuesday at 7:00 pm. We meet over Zoom. If you’d like to join us, and aren’t on our organizers’ list, drop us an email and we’ll send you an invitation.

If you would like to join the meeting early and get an introduction to the concepts of public banking, or more locally to who we are and what we do, please email us and we’ll see you online at 6:30.

 

It is the mission of Public Bank East Bay to provide community oversight and stewardship in the formation and functioning of the Public Bank of the East Bay to base its decisions on the values of:

Equity

PBEB is committed to a public bank which acknowledges and attempts restitution of the  historical burdens carried by disenfranchised communities, including  communities of color and many other marginalized groups.

Social Responsibility

Decisions regarding who gets loans, what projects get invested in, and who benefits should take into account investing our money into the wealth and health of local communities and the environment.

Accountability

The bank is accountable to the  residents of the East Bay, who have a right to fully transparent explanations of  the Bank’s actions and choices.

Democracy

The bank will be governed using  democratic processes which consciously and intentionally adhere to the values/principles listed above.

 

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