Calendar

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Jul
27
Sat
Reel Stories Film Festival @ Albany Twin Theater
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

You’re invited to the Reel Stories June Film Festival!

July 27th location is the California Theater, 2113 Kittredge, Berkeley, CA.

Reel Stories teaches young women and non-binary youth ages 12-18 how to create a film in only 10 days.  Institute and Beginner 1 filmmakers are debuting their films June 29th. Join us for the Reel Stories Film Festival and support the next generation of filmmakers!

 

Reel Stories believes that when women and non-binary people are better represented behind the scenes in the media, they will be better reflected on the screen. Reel Stories is a non-profit Oakland-based organization that empowers young women and non-binary people with the skills to create their own media, to view current media critically and thoughtfully, and to aspire to leadership in their field.

More info and tickets here.

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Anarchist Gathering 2019
Jul 27 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Anarchist gathering 2019! Featuring speakers, poets, workshops, a fashion show, bands, and more!

Workshop- “What We Can Learn From Other Movements”: Images and stories of the Black Panther Party in South Berkeley by Billy X Jennings from 4pm-5pm

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Jul
28
Sun
350 Bay Area Climate Activism Picnic @ Pine Knoll Park (between E. 18th St. and Hanover Ave)
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join 350 Bay Area for an interactive, informative, and just plain fun afternoon celebrating its community of esteemed members, volunteers and donors.

Activities include:

  • Picking up your FREE T-SHIRT (must RSVP for this) – These shirts help us find each other at events and send the message that we are united in our concern and determination.  They are great conversation starters about the urgent climate situation we find ourselves in.
  • Chalk art contest.
  • Making activist art to use at events.
  • Chatting with fellow climate activists about how we go forward.
  • Chilling under our EZ up and/or in hammocks.
  • Snacking on chips and dip – Bring a chip or dip if you like (vegan or vegetarian items only).  But picnic planners will provide a lot, so feel free to just bring yourself and friends.
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Anarchist Gathering 2019
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Anarchist gathering 2019! Featuring speakers, poets, workshops, a fashion show, bands, and more!

Workshop- “What We Can Learn From Other Movements”: Images and stories of the Black Panther Party in South Berkeley by Billy X Jennings from 4pm-5pm

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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Feed The People!

The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM (2 PM during cooler months) 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.

After the meal the Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays at 4 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway. 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. During Daylights Losing Time in the Winter we meet at 3 PM at the plaza, & again, we retreat to the Omni if the rain is a pain.

The OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than six 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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Free Dinner and a Movie Discussion Night – Oakland Greens @ It's Your Move Games
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Oakland Greens 2019 FREE Dinner and a Movie discussion series.

As usual, the doors at the It’s Your Move Games and Hobbies store will open at 6:30 p.m., a free dinner will be provided at 7 p.m., and the movie will start promptly at 7:30 p.m.
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Jul
29
Mon
Tax the Rich Singalong with Occupella @ In front of old Oaks Theater
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

OCCUPELLA will be singing at the TAX THE RICH RALLY EVERY MONDAY from 5-6 on upper Solano Ave. in front of the (closed) Oaks Theater. Songbooks are provided.

(We’ll also be LEADING SONGS ON JULY 13 at NOON in Civic Center Park (across from Berkeley High and old City Hall). The City of Berkeley will officially recognize the human rights abuses at the border.)

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Jul
30
Tue
Truth Act Forum – Contra Costa Sheriff and ICE, Etc @ Contra Costa Administrative Bldg
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Contra Costa Immigrant Rights Alliance would like to invite you to be part of the Second annual TRUTH Act Forum. Last year we packed the Board of Supervisors Chambers with over 200 people. We demanded Sheriff Livingston provide answers regarding his collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). For more than two hours, community raised concerns, asked questions, and demanded transparency from the county. Despite all of that, no answers were provided to the public, but community kept pushing for transparency and justice. We learned that in 2017 63 residents were transferred to ICE under his department, with no further information or data provided on the 63 people turned over to ICE.

Additionally, Sheriff Livingston continues to oversee the jails, where the same terrible conditions are happening. For the past year there have been 5 deaths and counting at the jails under Sheriff Livingston’s watch. Contra Costa continues to have an issue of lack of accountability. Thus, our urgency to make this year’s TRUTH forum an issue about lack of accountability and transparency. No more deaths at the jail, No more pol-ice collaboration!

RSVP

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Jul
31
Wed
Hold PG&E Accountable! @ Various
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Public Utilities Commission: Hold PG&E Accountable!

PG&E’s negligence has caused fires that killed dozens of Californians. Now they want to make us pay for their negligence. PG&E is asking the California Public Utilities Commission  (CPUC) for permission to raise our rates to pay their expenses for liability payments and for the safety measures they were supposed to be doing all along.

According to the district court judge overseeing PG&E’s probation for its felony criminal convictions, PG&E “pumped out $4.5 billion in profits and let the tree [trimming] budget wither.” They have not yet paid anything to victims of the Camp Fire — but they found $204,800 to contribute to Gov. Newsom’s gubernatorial campaign

Tell the CPUC to stop the rate hikes and hold PG&E accountable! Join The Utility Reform Network, the No PG&E Bailout Coalition, and others at CPUC hearings on the proposed rate hikes. The CPUC will hold these hearings throughout the PG&E service area in July in August. In the Bay Area:

San Francisco, July 9, 1 PM
CPUC Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Ave.
* Webcast: www.adminmonitor.com/ca/cpuc
* Listen-only phone line: 1-877-937-0554, passcode: 7031793

Oakland, July 24, 1 PM and 6 PM
Elihu M. Harris State Office Building Auditorium, 1515 Clay St.,

Santa Rosa, July 31, 1 PM and 6 PM
Santa Rosa City Hall Council Chamber, 100 Santa Rosa Ave.
* Webcast: www.youtube.com/user/CityofSantaRosa or www.facebook.com/CityofSantaRosa
* Listen-only phone line: 1-877-937-0554, passcode: 7031793
* Santa Rosa residents will also be able to view the broadcast through the television on the Government Channels (Comcast 28 or AT&T 72)

Complete list of hearings here

To get more info and take action online:

The Utility Reform Network petition demanding no PG&E rate hikes before holding PG&E fully accountable for its negligence.

No PG&E Bailout petition demanding
* No public bailout of PG&E and other private monopoly utilities
* Public takeover of the monopoly utilities’ electricity grid infrastructure
* Implement a climate-justice model for development of clean energy resources
* Make the California Public Utilities Commission accountable to its mandate to protect the public.

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SF Mime Troupe – Treasure Island @ John Hinckle Park
Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CHECK BELOW FOR LOCATIONS OTHER THAN FOR 7/6 and 7/7

SF Mime Troupe’s play – Using the classic pirate novel Treasure Island as its inspiration the show is the story of Hawkins, a civil servant in San Francisco, who accidentally stumbles upon the plans of a developer, L.J. Silver. Through bribery, and label brutality, Silver is overriding all the clear health, safety, and human concerns regarding developing Treasure Island for his own greed.

Written by Michael Gene Sullivan with Ellen Callas, Marie Cartier, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro.
Music by Michael Bello, Lyrics by Daniel Savio.
Co-Directed by Wilma Bonet with Lisa Hori-Garcia.

TREASURE ISLAND features Mime Troupe veterans Lizzie Calogero, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro, Michael Gene Sullivan, as well as returning performers Andre Amarotico and Brian Rivera

Other East Bay dates and locations:

  • Frances Willard/Ho Chi Minh Park
    Sat, Jul 13th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
    Sun, Jul 14th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
    Hillegass Ave. & Derby St., Berkeley map toHillegass Ave. & Derby St.
    Ticket Info: FREE (Suggested donation $20)
    Post show discussion on 7/13
  • Lakeside Park / Lake Merritt
    Wed, Jul 31st @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
    Thu, Aug 1st @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
    Edoff Memorial Band Stand, Oakland map toEdoff Memorial Band Stand
    Ticket Info: FREE (Suggested donation $20)
    In front of the Edoff Memorial Band Stand
  • Live Oak Park
    Sat, Aug 3rd @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
    Sun, Aug 4th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
    Shattuck Ave. & Berryman St., Berkeley map toShattuck Ave. & Berryman St.
    Ticket Info: FREE (Suggested donation $20)
    Post show discussion on 8/3
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Aug
1
Thu
SF Mime Troupe – Treasure Island @ John Hinckle Park
Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CHECK BELOW FOR LOCATIONS OTHER THAN FOR 7/6 and 7/7

SF Mime Troupe’s play – Using the classic pirate novel Treasure Island as its inspiration the show is the story of Hawkins, a civil servant in San Francisco, who accidentally stumbles upon the plans of a developer, L.J. Silver. Through bribery, and label brutality, Silver is overriding all the clear health, safety, and human concerns regarding developing Treasure Island for his own greed.

Written by Michael Gene Sullivan with Ellen Callas, Marie Cartier, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro.
Music by Michael Bello, Lyrics by Daniel Savio.
Co-Directed by Wilma Bonet with Lisa Hori-Garcia.

TREASURE ISLAND features Mime Troupe veterans Lizzie Calogero, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro, Michael Gene Sullivan, as well as returning performers Andre Amarotico and Brian Rivera

Other East Bay dates and locations:

  • Frances Willard/Ho Chi Minh Park
    Sat, Jul 13th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
    Sun, Jul 14th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
    Hillegass Ave. & Derby St., Berkeley map toHillegass Ave. & Derby St.
    Ticket Info: FREE (Suggested donation $20)
    Post show discussion on 7/13
  • Lakeside Park / Lake Merritt
    Wed, Jul 31st @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
    Thu, Aug 1st @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
    Edoff Memorial Band Stand, Oakland map toEdoff Memorial Band Stand
    Ticket Info: FREE (Suggested donation $20)
    In front of the Edoff Memorial Band Stand
  • Live Oak Park
    Sat, Aug 3rd @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
    Sun, Aug 4th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
    Shattuck Ave. & Berryman St., Berkeley map toShattuck Ave. & Berryman St.
    Ticket Info: FREE (Suggested donation $20)
    Post show discussion on 8/3
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Aug
3
Sat
SF Mime Troupe – Treasure Island @ John Hinckle Park
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CHECK BELOW FOR LOCATIONS OTHER THAN FOR 7/6 and 7/7

SF Mime Troupe’s play – Using the classic pirate novel Treasure Island as its inspiration the show is the story of Hawkins, a civil servant in San Francisco, who accidentally stumbles upon the plans of a developer, L.J. Silver. Through bribery, and label brutality, Silver is overriding all the clear health, safety, and human concerns regarding developing Treasure Island for his own greed.

Written by Michael Gene Sullivan with Ellen Callas, Marie Cartier, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro.
Music by Michael Bello, Lyrics by Daniel Savio.
Co-Directed by Wilma Bonet with Lisa Hori-Garcia.

TREASURE ISLAND features Mime Troupe veterans Lizzie Calogero, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro, Michael Gene Sullivan, as well as returning performers Andre Amarotico and Brian Rivera

Other East Bay dates and locations:

  • Frances Willard/Ho Chi Minh Park
    Sat, Jul 13th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
    Sun, Jul 14th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
    Hillegass Ave. & Derby St., Berkeley map toHillegass Ave. & Derby St.
    Ticket Info: FREE (Suggested donation $20)
    Post show discussion on 7/13
  • Lakeside Park / Lake Merritt
    Wed, Jul 31st @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
    Thu, Aug 1st @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
    Edoff Memorial Band Stand, Oakland map toEdoff Memorial Band Stand
    Ticket Info: FREE (Suggested donation $20)
    In front of the Edoff Memorial Band Stand
  • Live Oak Park
    Sat, Aug 3rd @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
    Sun, Aug 4th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
    Shattuck Ave. & Berryman St., Berkeley map toShattuck Ave. & Berryman St.
    Ticket Info: FREE (Suggested donation $20)
    Post show discussion on 8/3
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Aug
4
Sun
SF Mime Troupe – Treasure Island @ John Hinckle Park
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CHECK BELOW FOR LOCATIONS OTHER THAN FOR 7/6 and 7/7

SF Mime Troupe’s play – Using the classic pirate novel Treasure Island as its inspiration the show is the story of Hawkins, a civil servant in San Francisco, who accidentally stumbles upon the plans of a developer, L.J. Silver. Through bribery, and label brutality, Silver is overriding all the clear health, safety, and human concerns regarding developing Treasure Island for his own greed.

Written by Michael Gene Sullivan with Ellen Callas, Marie Cartier, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro.
Music by Michael Bello, Lyrics by Daniel Savio.
Co-Directed by Wilma Bonet with Lisa Hori-Garcia.

TREASURE ISLAND features Mime Troupe veterans Lizzie Calogero, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro, Michael Gene Sullivan, as well as returning performers Andre Amarotico and Brian Rivera

Other East Bay dates and locations:

  • Frances Willard/Ho Chi Minh Park
    Sat, Jul 13th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
    Sun, Jul 14th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
    Hillegass Ave. & Derby St., Berkeley map toHillegass Ave. & Derby St.
    Ticket Info: FREE (Suggested donation $20)
    Post show discussion on 7/13
  • Lakeside Park / Lake Merritt
    Wed, Jul 31st @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
    Thu, Aug 1st @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
    Edoff Memorial Band Stand, Oakland map toEdoff Memorial Band Stand
    Ticket Info: FREE (Suggested donation $20)
    In front of the Edoff Memorial Band Stand
  • Live Oak Park
    Sat, Aug 3rd @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
    Sun, Aug 4th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
    Shattuck Ave. & Berryman St., Berkeley map toShattuck Ave. & Berryman St.
    Ticket Info: FREE (Suggested donation $20)
    Post show discussion on 8/3
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Aug
5
Mon
Locksmithing Lab @ Omni Commons
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Homes Not Jails is hosting a Locksmithing Lab. Learn about locks. Even learn to Lockpick.

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Tax the Rich Singalong with Occupella @ In front of old Oaks Theater
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

OCCUPELLA will be singing at the TAX THE RICH RALLY EVERY MONDAY from 5-6 on upper Solano Ave. in front of the (closed) Oaks Theater. Songbooks are provided.

(We’ll also be LEADING SONGS ON JULY 13 at NOON in Civic Center Park (across from Berkeley High and old City Hall). The City of Berkeley will officially recognize the human rights abuses at the border.)

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Aug
10
Sat
Economics Book Group: “Banking on the People.” Hosted by Strike Debt Bay Area. @ Omni Commons
Aug 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Beginning on August 10th, the Strike Debt Bay Area Economics Book Group will discuss Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital AgeWe will be tackling the introduction and first chapter, available through the ‘Look Inside’ feature on Amazon, for the August 10th meeting.

All are welcome!

The Economics Book Group began with Doughnut Economics and continued with Take Back the Economy.  We read a chapter or two every month.

“Today most of our money is created, not by governments, but by banks when they make loans. This book takes the reader step by step through the sausage factory of modern money creation, explores improvements made possible by advances in digital technology, and proposes upgrades that could transform our outmoded nineteenth century system into one that is democratic, sustainable, and serves the needs of the twenty-first century.”

“In Banking on the People, attorney Ellen Brown provides a much-needed roadmap for reforming monetary and credit systems and the central banks now strangling our common human future. More lucidly that any other expert I know, she shows how we can break the grip of predatory financialization now extracting value from real peoples’ productive activities all over the world. Her in-depth research and systemic overview of the global and local politics of money-creation and credit allocation include all the viable proposals of global experts and reformers. She reviews many of these reforms: from financial transaction taxes, to a universal basic income to provide purchasing power for the cornucopia of goods and services now produced, to expanding the public banks she so ably promotes via the Public Banking Institute, to returning the Fed and all banks to serving the public utility functions that economies require. This book is a must read for citizens in all societies who see the promising future as we seek to widen democracies and transform to a cleaner, greener, shared prosperity, based on the renewable abundance of free daily energy from our sun.” – Hazel Henderson, CEO of Ethical Markets Media and author of Mapping the Global Transition to the Solar Age and other books.

 

 

 

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Aug
11
Sun
Interfaith Prayers for Healing @ Bahai Center
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to healing.

The Bahá’í community of Oakland is organizing this gathering for the community to connect, share prayers, writings and poems from all spiritual traditions, reflect and recharge and build coalitions interested in healing.

Come share prayers, quotes, poems, and favorite passages from your scriptures with us. Simple breakfast will be served.

Doors open: 10:00 AM
Refreshments served: 10:00-10:30 AM
Prayers: 10:30-11:30 AM
Discussion and socializing: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

“Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of Thee is my remedy. Nearness to Thee is my hope, and love for Thee is my companion. Thy mercy to me is my healing and my succor in both this world and the world to come. Thou, verily, art the All-Bountiful, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.” ~ Bahá’u’lláh

“Remember the saying: ‘Of all pilgrimages the greatest is to relieve the sorrow-laden heart.'” ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

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Aug
14
Wed
The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela: How the U.S. Is Orchestrating a Coup for Oil @ Hillside Club
Aug 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Kovalik helps to cut through the Orwellian lies and dissembling which make this

intervention possible, and just when such truth-telling is so desperately needed.”

Oliver Stone, Academy Award-winning director & screenwriter

Since 1999 when Hugo Chavez became the elected president of Venezuela, the US has been conniving to overthrow his government and to roll back the Bolivarian Revolution which he ushered in to Venezuela. With the untimely death of Hugo Chavez in 2012, and the election of Nicolas Maduro that followed, the US redoubled its efforts to overturn this revolution. The US is now threatening to intervene militarily to bring about the regime change it has wanted for twenty years. While we have been told that the US’s efforts to overthrow Chavez and Maduro are motivated by altruistic goals of advancing the interests of democracy and human rights in Venezuela, is this true? The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela answers this question with a resounding “no,” demonstrating that:

  • U.S. interests in Venezuela have always centered upon one and only one thing: Venezuela’s vast oil reserves.
  • The US has supported one repressive regime after another in Venezuela to protect its oil interests.
  • Chavez and Maduro are not the “tyrants” we have been led to believe, but in fact have done much to advance the interests of democracy and economic equality in Venezuela.
  • What the US and the Venezuelan opposition resent most is the fact that Chavez and Maduro have governed in the interest of Venezuela’s vast numbers of poor and oppressed racial groups.
  • While the US claims that it is has the interests of the Venezuelan people at heart, the fact is that the US war against Venezuela has greatly undermined the health and living conditions of millions of Venezuelans.

The battle for Venezuela now being waged will determine the fate of all of Latin America for many years to come. The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela lets readers know what is at stake in this struggle and urges readers to reconsider which side they are on.

Dan Kovalik is the author of critically-acclaimed The Plot to Scapegoat RussiaThe Plot to Attack Iran, and The Plot to Control the World. He has been a labor and human rights lawyer since graduating from Columbia Law School in 1993. He received the David W. Mills Mentoring Fellowship from Stanford Law School, has appeared on Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle, has written extensively for theHuffington Post and Counterpunch, and has lectured throughout the world.

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Aug
19
Mon
Locksmithing Lab @ Omni Commons
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Homes Not Jails is hosting a Locksmithing Lab. Learn about locks. Even learn to Lockpick.

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Aug
25
Sun
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Feed The People!

The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM (2 PM during cooler months) 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.

After the meal the Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays at 4 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway. 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. During Daylights Losing Time in the Winter we meet at 3 PM at the plaza, & again, we retreat to the Omni if the rain is a pain.

The OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than six 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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