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Jan
11
Wed
People of Color/QPoC Meeting @ TBD
Jan 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

This is a meeting for people who self-identify as people of color/ queer people of color. We meet with the goal of strengthening our participation in the Occupy movement here in Oakland and beyond, and to likewise strengthen the Occupy movement by situating it in the context of our local, living communities and the ongoing work being done by those communities.

Our meeting location sometimes changes based on the availability of spaces. Please contact us at peopleofcolor@occupyoakland.org for up-to-date information. Please also be patient (and persistent) if we don’t respond as quickly as we would like to. We’re growing and evolving our capacities!

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Jan
18
Wed
People of Color/QPoC Meeting @ TBD
Jan 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

This is a meeting for people who self-identify as people of color/ queer people of color. We meet with the goal of strengthening our participation in the Occupy movement here in Oakland and beyond, and to likewise strengthen the Occupy movement by situating it in the context of our local, living communities and the ongoing work being done by those communities.

Our meeting location sometimes changes based on the availability of spaces. Please contact us at peopleofcolor@occupyoakland.org for up-to-date information. Please also be patient (and persistent) if we don’t respond as quickly as we would like to. We’re growing and evolving our capacities!

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Jan
25
Wed
People of Color/QPoC Meeting @ TBD
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

This is a meeting for people who self-identify as people of color/ queer people of color. We meet with the goal of strengthening our participation in the Occupy movement here in Oakland and beyond, and to likewise strengthen the Occupy movement by situating it in the context of our local, living communities and the ongoing work being done by those communities.

Our meeting location sometimes changes based on the availability of spaces. Please contact us at peopleofcolor@occupyoakland.org for up-to-date information. Please also be patient (and persistent) if we don’t respond as quickly as we would like to. We’re growing and evolving our capacities!

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Feb
1
Wed
People of Color/QPoC Meeting @ TBD
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

This is a meeting for people who self-identify as people of color/ queer people of color. We meet with the goal of strengthening our participation in the Occupy movement here in Oakland and beyond, and to likewise strengthen the Occupy movement by situating it in the context of our local, living communities and the ongoing work being done by those communities.

Our meeting location sometimes changes based on the availability of spaces. Please contact us at peopleofcolor@occupyoakland.org for up-to-date information. Please also be patient (and persistent) if we don’t respond as quickly as we would like to. We’re growing and evolving our capacities!

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Feb
8
Wed
People of Color/QPoC Meeting @ TBD
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

This is a meeting for people who self-identify as people of color/ queer people of color. We meet with the goal of strengthening our participation in the Occupy movement here in Oakland and beyond, and to likewise strengthen the Occupy movement by situating it in the context of our local, living communities and the ongoing work being done by those communities.

Our meeting location sometimes changes based on the availability of spaces. Please contact us at peopleofcolor@occupyoakland.org for up-to-date information. Please also be patient (and persistent) if we don’t respond as quickly as we would like to. We’re growing and evolving our capacities!

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Feb
15
Wed
People of Color/QPoC Meeting @ TBD
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

This is a meeting for people who self-identify as people of color/ queer people of color. We meet with the goal of strengthening our participation in the Occupy movement here in Oakland and beyond, and to likewise strengthen the Occupy movement by situating it in the context of our local, living communities and the ongoing work being done by those communities.

Our meeting location sometimes changes based on the availability of spaces. Please contact us at peopleofcolor@occupyoakland.org for up-to-date information. Please also be patient (and persistent) if we don’t respond as quickly as we would like to. We’re growing and evolving our capacities!

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Feb
22
Wed
People of Color/QPoC Meeting @ TBD
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

This is a meeting for people who self-identify as people of color/ queer people of color. We meet with the goal of strengthening our participation in the Occupy movement here in Oakland and beyond, and to likewise strengthen the Occupy movement by situating it in the context of our local, living communities and the ongoing work being done by those communities.

Our meeting location sometimes changes based on the availability of spaces. Please contact us at peopleofcolor@occupyoakland.org for up-to-date information. Please also be patient (and persistent) if we don’t respond as quickly as we would like to. We’re growing and evolving our capacities!

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Feb
29
Wed
People of Color/QPoC Meeting @ TBD
Feb 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

This is a meeting for people who self-identify as people of color/ queer people of color. We meet with the goal of strengthening our participation in the Occupy movement here in Oakland and beyond, and to likewise strengthen the Occupy movement by situating it in the context of our local, living communities and the ongoing work being done by those communities.

Our meeting location sometimes changes based on the availability of spaces. Please contact us at peopleofcolor@occupyoakland.org for up-to-date information. Please also be patient (and persistent) if we don’t respond as quickly as we would like to. We’re growing and evolving our capacities!

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Mar
7
Wed
People of Color/QPoC Meeting @ TBD
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

This is a meeting for people who self-identify as people of color/ queer people of color. We meet with the goal of strengthening our participation in the Occupy movement here in Oakland and beyond, and to likewise strengthen the Occupy movement by situating it in the context of our local, living communities and the ongoing work being done by those communities.

Our meeting location sometimes changes based on the availability of spaces. Please contact us at peopleofcolor@occupyoakland.org for up-to-date information. Please also be patient (and persistent) if we don’t respond as quickly as we would like to. We’re growing and evolving our capacities!

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Mar
8
Thu
Occupy Oakland Focus Group for Young Organizers (18-30 years) @ The Holdout
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm – Mar 8 @ 4:30 pm

Got thoughts on Occupy?

The Applied Research Center (publisher of Colorlines) is conducting focus groups with young organizers (between 18 to 30 years of age) to understand what motivates you to participate in the Occupy movement.

The focus group will run an hour and a half, from 3:00 to 4:30pm, this Thursday, 3/8 at The Holdout, 2313 San Pablo and 19th St., Oakland.

Participants will receive a $25 gift certificate from Arizmendi Pizza or AK Press (both are worker-owned coops!) for their time.

RSVP here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/occupyoakland

Contact millennials@arc.org if you have any questions.

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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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Apr
29
Sun
Street-medic live action role playing
Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 12:00 am

Hey there! As a fun way to get ready for may day, we will host a wonderful medic l.a.r.p.ing event.

This event might be more useful if you have already been a street-medic, and or you have been trained. We will not go over a whole training at this event, this is just to  practice your skills and for us to hangout and have fun!

Please bring: Clothes you will get dirty in! supplies to share! A lunch or money/ebt etc to get one. friends who want to be lovely actors, your awesome skills,

Tentative schedule:

9am-12pm workshop skill share discussion, social, maybe breakout groups for detailed workshops

12-1pm lunch and social and supply swap!

1 til 4pm scenarios, feedback, and live action role playing.

4 til 5pm socialize

5pm end of the event!

First come First on the list. Limited room. Please RSVP to bayareastreetmedics@gmail.com

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Nov
23
Fri
Stand with Walmart Strikers on Black Friday @ Walmart #5435 San Jose
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Black Friday at Walmart #5435 San Jose

Time-iconNovember 23 • 12:00 pm

Location-icon777 Story Rd, San Jose, CA

Contact-mail-iconsfbayarea@forrespect.org or 650-302-5576

Stand with Walmart workers in their fight for their rights in San Jose, CA. For decades, Walmart Stores, Inc have dragged down wages, forcing their workers to work irregular schedules, and intimidated and took retribution on any workers who fought back. It’s time for the retribution to end, so come to this local Walmart to show your solidarity and tell Walmart that they need to pay their fair share.  This Walmart store also houses Walmart’s Corporate Market Offices (management, human resources, etc…), so join Walmart Workers from all over the South Bay at a rally Walmart will never forget!

http://corporateactionnetwork.org/events/black-friday-at-walmart-5435

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Dec
15
Sat
Emergency Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence @ Oscar Grant Plaza Ampitheater
Dec 15 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am

Today, there was a fatal shooting in Newtown, CT that cost us the lives of children and teachers. Fatality from gun violence is something the people of Oakland face on a daily basis. From Oakland to Newtown to Afghanistan, we will hold a space that says, “These lives matter, enough is enough. Violence is systemic, root to canopy, state to individual.”
Please join us at OGP, at 6pm this Friday, December 14, 2012. Wear black, bring your candles, your signs, your grief, your poetry, and music and thoughts. We will  have a silent candlelit funereal procession through the streets of Oakland in honor of those who have died this year as a result of gunfire and then hold vigil in the amphitheater, where people can stay, talk, and heal as a community.

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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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Apr
6
Sat
Fuck the Police March #FTP April,5,2013 @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 6 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 am

FUCK THE POLICE MARCH

14 and broadway 7:00pm
FTP 3.0 – FUCK THE POLICE Take our pigs for a walk. They need the exercise. And it only costs the city $50K a week!
*** This event is being called by the Occupy Oakland Tactical Action Committee. It might continue weekly.
The Tactical Action Committee was approved by Occupy Oakland’s GA to perform autonomous actions at their discretion. In that sense it is not an “official” Occupy Oakland event, in the sense that it was not directly, but indirectly, approved through the GA.***
IMPORTANT NOTE:  NV folks are welcome, this is a peaceful protest — whatever that means.
FTP March, Iteration – Tactical Parameters
Due to the fact that most of our internal issues on each march and action to date have come from a lack of information on what the tactical parameters of a particular action are expected to be, TAC will be calling for tactical parameters on this and all future FTP marches that may change as we learn and practice our skills in the streets.
Note that these are the wishes by the callers of the march. In the interests of solidarity please respect these parameters. These are being called for this march only. This goes both ways — please be respectful enough of the event to not pursue certain actions at this time if they are being put on the “please don’t” list; likewise, if you are uncomfortable with someone performing an action that is acceptable within the march parameters DO NOT INTERFERE with them. This is respect for diversity of tactics, and also proper solidarity in the face of our common enemy. There will come a day that this practice, discipline and restraint will serve us well as a unit.
If you cannot follow the parameters DO NOT ATTEND. They will be read before the march during the rally. People will be given the opportunity to back out if they feel they cannot respect the tactics, with no loss of face.
So, for this march, TAC is asking for the following:
SHIELDS: If you have the capability and the will to march in the front line, make a shield to carry for this Saturday’s action.
NO DAMAGE TO PRIVATE PROPERTY of any kind — people’s cars, any Oakland businesses (especially small businesses – but the Starbucks that was hit last time actually gives free coffee and food to our vigil so we prefer to leave all of them out at this time).
PROPERTY THAT IS FAIR GAME IF YOU ARE SO INCLINED – police vehicles and equipment. The police are not our friends, never have been, and never will be.
NO FRONTAL ASSAULTS ON THE POLICE – i.e., no bottle throwing. Defensive actions are fully accepted and encouraged. Shields, unarresting, disarming cops that are beating comrades, etc. MAKE THE POLICE STRIKE THE FIRST BLOW.
SPLIT-OFF MARCHES AND AUTONOMOUS ACTIONS ARE NOT DISCOURAGED. If you do decide to go your own route, please respect the above parameters. Large banks, huge international corporations that run this city with their money, political organization HQ such as the Democrat campaign office or the chamber of commerce are not considered private property for the purposes of the parameters. If you decide to split off, do your autonomous actions away from the main march, not right next to it.
We are not encouraging anyone to attack any property whatsoever, but some property is more acceptable than others if you really must risk your freedom by doing something of that nature.
FIRE CAN BE FUN – if you want to burn a usa flag in the street (that isn’t somebody’s car) then more power to you. If someone is burning a flag in the street then DO NOT INTERFERE.

BLOC UP: If you hear the shout, “Bloc up!” Or “Tighten up!” It is in your best interest to clump together with the main group in tight formation. Be aware of distance and do not string out along the march route. Do not give the police an opportunity to snatch you and plant evidence on you to conflate charges with.
And to repeat:
NO INTERFERING IN OTHER PEOPLE’S ACTIONS EVEN IF YOU DO NOT PERSONALLY AGREE WITH THEM. Do not yell stop. Do not grab your comrades. If you feel unsafe, move away. The parameters listed above are for our own use so that we can hold one another accountable afterwards for things that may not have gone according to plan. But in the face of the enemy WE SHOW FULL SOLIDARITY. Afterwards we can argue about stuff. Not during the action.
We are all adults. We are all comrades. We have a common enemy and we will have to learn to work as a unit. Following the action parameters on each FTP march should mitigate the fighting and problems we have consistently had after every action to date.
Thank you for your cooperation.
***
The Oakland Police Department has harassed and brutalized Occupy Oakland and participants in the vigil. Camps and liberated foreclosed buildings have been raided and shut down. OOers at the vigil have been arrested for as little as standing nearby when the police decide to raid, all the way up to the ridiculous charge of lynching. People have been physically assaulted by those supposed to protect and serve, but only do so in the interests of the 1%.
With dozens of our comrades having been arrested in the past couple of weeks, and culminating in the city’s revocation of the vigil’s permit and the immediate threat of another police raid to clear the plaza, the time has come to rise up and let them know what we think of them and that we will no longer meekly accept their violations of our civil and human rights.
Spread the word, send the invite, join us as we march in solidarity against police repression.
Wear black Bring shields if you are able and willing
Rally at 7:00 pmMarch on OPD HQ at 9:00 pm
THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING OCCUPY OAKLANDSOLIDARITY

We are Anonymous,

We are legion,

We never forgive,

We never forget,

Expected us.

 

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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

A-barbecue-007

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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