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Mar
24
Sat
Occupy Oakland Hackathon 2 @ Applied Research Center's Third Floor Conference Room (Floor 3R)
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm

What
Hackathon II builds on the demos and tools from the first and turns our collaborative energy on visualizing the 5000+ responses to the OccupyResearch General Demographics and Participation Survey (ORGS), Occupy Oakland Serves the People Survey Results, and R-Shief Twitter #occupy tags aggregating since September 2011.


Where

900 Alice Street, Oakland, CA 94607
3rd Rear Floor conference room (3R)
Between 9th and 10th St., Oakland’s Chinatown. Two blocks from Lake Merritt Bart, six blocks from Oscar Grant Plaza.

When
Saturday, March 24th 2012
10:00am to 6:00pm

More info
Email research@occupyoakland.org
http://bit.ly/occupyhackathon
http://www.occupyresearch.net/2012/03/20/occupydata-hackathon-ii/

RSVP
RSVP by emailing research@occupyoakland.org

What to bring
BYOL (laptop)

Everybody is welcome; you do not need to be a hacker to come to the hackathon. Bring ideas, or things you want to learn or teach.
Come by before the OO BBQ at Rainbow Park starts or stop by afterwards.
Check out some of the COOL things folks created at Hackathon I, like the metameme of the Pepper Spray Cop and comparison of mainstream media coverage of Occupy versus tweets about #OWS.

Metameme of Pepper Spray Cop Mosaic

A mosaic image of the Pepper Spraying Cop was created, composed of many tiny remixed Pepper Spraying Cop images.

Mainstream Media Coverage of Occupy vs. Tweets using hashtags #OWS and #Occupy

Comparison of surface area newspapers devoted to Occupy coverage to tweets of #OWS and #Occupy related hashtags over time. Results show that movement-created information distributed via Twitter is a more reliable, grassroots source of information than mainstream media.

Hackathon sponsors include:

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Mar
15
Fri
RALLY TO DEFEND ILWU ! International Day Of Action @ 1 Montgomery/Market in SF
Mar 15 @ 11:30 pm – Mar 16 @ 1:30 am

RALLY   TO   DEFEND   ILWU !

International Day Of Action  

Stop Mitsui Union Busting and Concessionary Contracts

Fight the Lockout of ILWU by United Grain

in the Port of Vancouver, Washington

                       

Friday March 15, 2013 –  4:30PM

1 Montgomery/Market Sts., SF

 

On March 15, 2013 there will be international actions and protests against the union busting lockout of ILWU Local 4 members by the Mitsui-owned company United Grain in the Port Of Vancouver, Washington.

Since the concessionary contract at EGT in Longview, Washington, other grain handlers have imposed a similar contract in NW grain ports after longshore workers voted 94% to reject it. The contract eliminated the union hiring hall, imposed a 12 hour day and allowed the replacement of union members if they stopped work for health and safety reasons. The other anti-union grain monopoly Cargill/Temco signed a separate agreement which includes many of these draconian measures which is being heralded by union officials as a “victory” because, they say, Cargill is American-owned. Longshore workers  in Portland, the West Coast’s largest grain port, voted that concessionary contract down.

Already there have been fires and dangerous accidents working under these contracts.

Mitsui-owned United Grain locked out the ILWU members and have brought in scabs who have been training for many months to bust the ILWU. This attack on the union hiring hall, a key victory of the 1934 West Coast Maritime strike, is a major defeat for  members of the ILWU and all workers whether in unions or not. This also whets the appetite of all maritime bosses who are want to impose EGT-type concessions in 2014 when the West Coast longshore contract expires.

The ILWU International leadership, using racist, flag-waving nationalism, is attacking Japanese capitalist bosses like they did during the lockout of ILWU Local 30 miners who were locked out in Boron, California by British-based Rio Tinto. This is a reactionary diversion. Only international labor solidarity actions can  beat these union busters. Many companies are global. Whether British-owned company, Japanese-owned or American-owned, these companies are intent on destroying union labor here and around the world.

The ILWU Local 8 Executive Board in Portland and Japanese Doro-Chiba railway union have taken the initiative to call for action against Mitsui in solidarity with ILWU grain workers. The Transport Workers Solidarity Committee (TWSC) is supporting this International Day of Action.

Join us on Friday March 15th at 4:30 PM at 1 Montgomery Street in San Francisco at the headquarters of Mitsui in California. Let them know: Union busting is disgusting!

For more information go to www.transportworkers.org    Or call 510-501-7080

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May
25
Sun
@ Mike's Place
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – May 26 @ 5:00 am

A BARBECUE FOR HERBIVORES AND CARNIVORES ALIKE

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When:

Sunday, May 25

Noon to 10:00PM

Where:

Mike’s house:

3413 Belmont Ave., El Cerrito 94530

Why?

The time of year cries out for a backyard party to ring in the outdoor season, and there’s no more benevolent use for carbon as a fuel than a barbecue.  Also, we’ll be saying “Keep in touch” to our great friend Hannah who will be leaving in June for Gomorrah – the City of Angels – with her family.

AND we’re anticipating a visit from Occupy Oakland’s candidate for Mayor – Einstein!  Come and meet the candidate and hear his views on Jean Quan, squirrels, and cows!

There will be plenty of music from Mike’s disturbingly eclectic collection.  Food will be provided by Eat Don’t Worry, but please – if you can – bring something to share.

 


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Dec
18
Thu
Demonstration at California Public Utilities Commission: Good Riddance to President Peevey! @ CPUC
Dec 18 @ 4:30 pm

 

cpuc peeveyThere are lots of important reasons to protest at the CPUC, not only ‘Smart’ meters, but also Diablo Canyon’s nuclear power plant, massive toxic dumping by PG&E (remember Hinkley, Hunters Point, and many more), AT&T’s push to get rid of landlines (an accessibility issue), gasline explosions due to neglect, etc etc etc.

 

These issues are about environmental health, community defense, disability justice, and labor. The people who are most immediately impacted by the decisions of the CPUC are the workers forced to implement them.

 

For example, this former PG&E meter reader was fired for refusing to be silent about the fact that ‘Smart’ meters are a fire hazard, and lays out the financial reality that these meters are actually more expensive than meter readers, who were the only people working for the utility who regularly checked for gas leaks like the one that preceded the San Bruno explosion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnxIoItNUek

 

One of the victims who died in a fire caused by ‘Smart’ meters was Larry Nikkel, of Vacaville, a member of Stationary Engineers Local 39: http://stopsmartmeters.org/2013/06/21/when-smart-meters-kill-the-story-of-larry-nikkel-details-emerge-of-vacaville-ca-smart-meter-fire-death/

 

Please mobilize your friends and comrades to come out on Thursday – Peevey’s last day – and bring your friends and your own grievances against this supposed watchdog agency that acts more like a lapdog of the corporate utilities. Tell Peevey: Good Riddance!

 

Details below.

 

 

PRESS CONFERENCE/ DEMONSTRATION AT CPUC IN SAN FRANCISCO OPPOSING “SMART” METER POLICIES AND GENERAL CORRUPTION

California Public Utilities Commission
Thursday, December 18 8:30 AM
Van Ness at McAllister, San Francisc
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Give CPUC President Michael Peevey the send-off into retirement that he deserves after a dozen years of corruption and complicity with corporate utilities.

 

Protest the CPUC’s proposed decisions in the ‘smart’ meter opt out proceedings. Show strength in unity against their proposals that:

Ignore serious public safety hazards including toxic injuries, fires, homelessness, violations of privacy, higher bills, loss of meter readers, and no promised energy savings.

Continue to impose coercive extortion opt out fees

Violate laws, and deny customer and disability rights

Prohibit opt-outs for communities, apartment buildings, and businesses

Reward utility companies with millions $$$ more for smart grid failings

 

Join us in demanding that the CPUC:

Reject the proposed decisions

Rescind and refund ‘opt out’ extortion fees

Halt the ‘smart’ meter program

 

Bring any other past or present grievances against the CPUC (toxic dumping, nuclear plants, gas line explosions, accessibility, public power, etc.)

 

We will be raising our demands both outside before the meeting, as well as inside. Please come prepared to make some noise and be seen. Wear black if you can. Rain or shine.

 

For more information about the proposed decisions, go to these links:

 


The proposed decisions would (as summarized by the EMF Safety Network):

  • Give 37 million dollars to the Investor Owned Utilities (PG&E, SCE, SDG&E, and So Cal Gas) for providing the opt-out program.
  • Adopt permanent fees for residential customers who “do not wish to have a wireless smart meter.”
  • Continue the same interim fees of $75 initial fee plus $10/month, and $10 initial fee plus $5/month for low income.
  • Local governments and multi-unit dwellings may not collectively opt out of smart meter installations.
  • Charging an opt-out fee does not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • They will not address health and safety impacts in this decision.
  • Assess fees on a per location basis, for example if you have two or more meters on your property, that will be one fee, per utility company.
  • If you have two utilities, they can both charge you fees.
  • President Peevey proposes putting a cap on the opt-out fees at 3 years.
  • Neither proposal considers a no-fee option.

 

 

For more information contact Stop Smart Meters!: info@stopsmartmeters.org

 

Endorsed by:

Ecological Options Network
EMF Analysis
EMF Safety Coalition
EMF Safety Network
No Nukes Action
Smart Meter Health Alert
Stop OC Smart Meters
Smart Meter Harm
Stop Smart Grid
Stop Smart Meters!
Stop Smart Meters Irvine
United Public Workers for Action
Wireless Radiation Alert Network

 

 

 

 

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Feb
21
Sat
Antonio Guzman Lopez 1yr Anniversary @ Raymond Bernal Park, San Jose, CA
Feb 21 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 22 @ 1:00 am

 

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antonio-guzman-lopez-1-yr-anyversary-killed-by-san-jose-state-university-police

 

Google Maps directions, click on map:

Raymond_Bernal_Park_San_Jose_California_Map

 

 

PRIMER ANIVERSARIO DE…

ANTONIO GUZMAN LOPEZ

VEN Y COMPARTE CON NOSOTROS….
SABADO – FEBRERO 21, 2015
RAYMOND BERNAL PARK EN SAN JOSE

SOBRE LA 7TH Y HEDDING STREET.

2PM – 5PM
COMIDA, PINTADA DE ROSTROS, ARTESANIAS, Y VENTA DE CAMISETAS

TENEMOS UNA PRESENTACION ESPECIAL PARA JOSIAH Y ANGELIQUE

COMPARTA ACERCA DE COMO FUE ANTONIO Y ESCUCHE DE OTRAS FAMILIAS , EL IMPACTO DE NO TENER JUSTICIA EN NUESTAS COMUNIDADES.

TAMBIEN PONDREMOS AL DIA ACERCA DE JUSTICIA PARA JOSIAH

LEVANTANDO CONCIENSA PARA PROTEGER NUESTROS NIÑOS Y JOVENES!

UNIENDO FAMILIAS PARA QUE NUESTRAS VOCES SEAN ESCUCHADAS!

SI QUIERES AYUDAR O DONAR, POR FAVOR VISITANOS EN: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/JUSTICE4JOSIAH

 

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Mar
31
Tue
Which Way For the ILWU – Militant Unionism or Business Unionism?
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm

Which way for the ILWU-

Militant Unionism or Business Unionism?

 
— Hear ILWU Longshore Activists Speak on the Recent Longshore Contract Negotiations
— Open Discussion on the Tentative Agreement 
–Longshore Members & Caucus delegates invited (EVERYONE IS WELCOME!)
 
WHEN: TUESDAY, MARCH 31 @ 7PM
WHERE: 1187 Franklin St., SF (across the street from ILWU International Headquarters)

 

 
The ILWU has a proud history of class struggle and the fight for democratic principles codified in the Ten Guiding Principles of the ILWU. Today ILWU officials flaunt these union principles, using top down control to direct longshore workers to cross picket lines and keep contract negotiations secret while the PMA gives the contract to the maritime employers’ Journal Of Commerce. This contract gives employers a free hand to automate without counter demands of shorter shifts tied to wage increases and follows on the tail of the concessionary grain contracts at EGT and the Northwest Grain agreements. Left unchecked, it will gut ILWU’s coastwide power and bury arguably the last militant union in the United States.

 

Speakers:
Anthony Leviege, activist member ILWU Local 10
Stacey Rodgers, Executive Board member ILWU Local 10
Jack Mulcahy*, member ILWU Local 8 Portland, grain negotiator
Dan Coffman*, former president of Longview ILWU Local 21
– Howard Keylor, retired member of ILWU Local 10, an organizer of the historic 1984 longshore anti-apartheid strike
Jack Heyman, retired member of ILWU Local 10, organizer of militant port actions
* speaking by skype
 
 
Organized by the Transport Workers Solidarity Committee (www.transportworkers.org)

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