Sf Independent Film Festival
Feb 4 all-day

Justice 4 Tyre Nichols: Community Skate Session and Healing Village @ Lil Bobby Hutton Park
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

As we all collectively process the trauma of yet another public lynching of a Black man, this Saturday has been called as a National Day of Action for Tyre Nichols. Tyre Nichols was murdered by five police gang unit officers in Memphis, TN following a traffic stop that never should have happened. He should be alive today.

APTP will host a Community Skate Session and Healing Village this Saturday, February 4, 1 to 4pm to continue to stand in solidarity with the family of Tyre Nichols and to demand police out of traffic enforcement. Join us to mourn and celebrate the life of Tyre Nichols together with music, food, and community.

The loss of Black life anywhere is an affront to the humanity and safety of Black lives everywhere. Traffic stops are the primary way Black people both enter the criminal legal system and serve as the igniting factor for daily and deadly acts of violence against our bodies. It is beyond time to remove badges and guns from traffic stops and tickets, and protect Black life.

Here in Oakland, Black people are eight times more likely to be stopped by law enforcement than their white counterparts. Despite orders from a federal monitor and a statewide task force dedicated to ending racial profiling, OPD can’t seem to stop targeting Black community members with pretextual stops.

The only way to stop police terror is to reduce the number of interactions between police and community members. That’s why we’re demanding cops out of traffic enforcement here in Oakland and beyond!

Suds, Snacks, and Socialism: HAITI: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE @ Online and at the Starry Plough
Feb 4 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Suds, Snacks, and Socialism at the Starry Plough

Please join us as we reconvene our forum series in person at our traditional gathering place. We will also be conducting the forum series simultaneously online.

Doors open at 2:00 pm. Please register in advance at
to receive your personal link to participate in this event online

Black History Month is a product of the struggle for African and African American liberation. The Haitian Revolution, which took place from 1791-1804, marked the beginning of liberation movements by and for African and all enslaved peoples in the Western Hemisphere. We will look back at this significant event, and its continuation as Haiti bears the brunt of capitalist domination.

The forum will include an update on the case of U.S. political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal.

Pierre Labossiere – Co-Founder of the Haiti Action Committee (HAC) and the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund (HERF)

Robert Roth – Co-Founder of the Haiti Action Committee

Gerald Smith – Co-Founder of the Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality (OGC) and an activist in the struggle to Free Mumia Abu Jamal

*Organizations listed for identification purposes only.

Please help us celebrate our return to the Starry Plough by ordering food and/or drinks. Please try to arrive early to place your order so that you do not miss any of the presentation. An open discussion will follow the presentations. We will be accepting donations which will be divided among the sponsoring organizations.

This event is sponsored by the Oakland Greens, Bay Area System Change Not Climate Change, and the Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party.
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Sf Independent Film Festival
Feb 5 all-day

Uprising in IRAN: What it Means, What We Can Do to Support It @ Online and in-person
Feb 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am


An unprecedented, sustained, vibrant uprising of the people of Iran has unleashed the people’s spirits, minds, and dreams…
• What does it represent?
• How broad is the movement and what are its goals?
• What kind of regime is ruling in Iran and how did it come to power?
• Why are hundreds of peaceful protesters being killed on the streets, thousands arrested, tortured and subject to sham trials and executions?
• Who are the thousands of political prisoners in Iran’s prisons?
It’s urgent that people around the world, especially in the U.S. step up support for the uprising itself, and to oppose the repression of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
What can and should people of conscience here in the U.S. do to support the just struggle going on in Iran and stop the repression and free all political prisoners?
These and other questions will be addressed.

Live: Mitra Akhtari: Bay Area International Emergency Campaign to Free Iran’s Political Prisoners (IEC) Plus other local IEC activist
On Zoom: Jamileh Davoudi: a women’s rights activist, leader of the Zanan Group in No. California which is a member of Collective Action of Independent Iranian Women Organizations. Producer and host of “Zanan, Niemeh Barabar” or “Women, the Equal Half” program in Radio Pooya for the past 7 years. She also contributes articles to “Pezhvak of Persia” monthly magazine.
And: Larry Everest: national spokesperson of the International Emergency Campaign to Free Iran’s Political Prisoners (IEC). Author of Oil Power and Empire, Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda.
Recent video selections from the struggle in Iran.

Hitler’s Rise to Power. @ Online
Feb 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library

The opinions expressed in our Sunday morning programs are those of the speakers only and do not represent any kind of group consensus by the members of ICSS. 

The Chancellor:  January 30, 2023 will mark the 90th anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s ascension to the Chancellorship of Weimar Germany.  Yet, Hitler did not take power, it was offered to him.  Little more than three years after the start of the Great Depression, President Paul von Hindenburg was able to exercise Article 48 of the Weimar Constitution; thereby circumventing representative government to appoint Chancellors to run the government to get Germany out of a worsening economic morass.  Three candidates were chosen, all three failed to reverse the declining fortunes of the Fatherland.

With investments from the United States drying up and with the Right and Left battling in the streets, prompted, of course, by a thirty-three percent unemployment rate, businessmen, bankers and the military urged the aging Hindenburg to appoint the man he little cared for, that vulgar little corporal from Austria, Adolf Hitler (who became a German citizen the year before in expectation of becoming Chancellor).  And this at a time of the Nazi Party’s loss of seats in Reichstag elections.  The Establishment of Germany would not, under any  circumstances, countenance a candidate from the Left at the helm of the German Government.  “We are hiring him,” seeing Hitler as a caretaker of Establishment expectations for Germany.  A decision that, twelve years later, would see to the Fatherland becoming a shambles.

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine in Monroe, Connecticut; and, is the historian for the Army Aviation Association of America.


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Film Clips and Discussion: A Rising Tide @ New Parkway Theater
Feb 5 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Be the first to see clips of our new film, “A Rising Tide” with Oakland City Councilmember Carroll Fife and film director, Cheryl Fabio’s fireside chat.

“A Rising Tide” is SWFCenter’s new documentary about Alameda County unhoused children and families.


“It is in your hands, to make a better world

for all who live in it.”

-Nelson Mandela

*Proceeds from this event help fund film completion

Discussion: Frantz Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth! @ Omni Commons
Feb 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 5 @ 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:


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
(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: (
Strike Debt Bay Area :
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:
Oakland Privacy Working Group:
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:
Bay Area AntiRepression:
Biblioteca Popular:
Interfaith Tent:
Port Truckers Solidarity:
Bay Area Intifada:
Transport Workers Solidarity:
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy)
Sudo Room:
Omni Collective:
First They Came for the Homeless:
Sunflower Alliance:
Bay Area Public School:

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United:
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department:

Sf Independent Film Festival
Feb 6 all-day

Press Conference: Support Black Women @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

SF Public Bank Forum @ Online
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Register at

Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Zoom Meeting
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Because of the COVID pandemic we will be meeting virtually via Zoom on the first Monday of the month.

Meeting ID: 828 0976 4186

If you wish to get the password please subscribe to the Oscar Grant Committee mailing list by sending an email to:

The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality & State Repression (OGC) is a grassroots democratic organization that was formed as a conscious united front for justice against police brutality. The OGC is involved in the struggle for police accountability and is committed to stopping police brutality.

In alliance with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) we organized the October 23, 2010 labor and community rally for Justice for Oscar Grant. On that day the ILWU shut down the Bay Area ports in solidarity. Our mission is to educate, organize and mobilize people against police and state repression. Sisters and brothers! The Oscar Grant Committee invites you to join us in this vital struggle.

We meet on the 1st Monday of each month
You can join our discussion list by sending a blank (doesn’t even need a subject) email to

Sf Independent Film Festival
Feb 7 all-day

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Feb 8 all-day

Sf Independent Film Festival
Feb 9 all-day

What is the Role for Hydrogen in the Energy Transition? @ Online
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

To register:

This 90 minute workshop will equally emphasize factual evidence on hydrogen from Professor David Cebon, and strategic communications advice from a global communications group’s hydrogen specialist, to help provide the wider climate community with an understanding of hydrogen, topline key messages, and tools to navigate this complex topic.

As natural gas has increasingly become a politically divisive topic on the global stage, many of the world’s economies are desperately looking for ways to speed up the energy transition.  Oil and gas companies have reciprocated by latching on to the “hydrogen economy” as an exit route for their business in an environment where they are under pressure to evolve.

Through intensive political lobbying, hydrogen has shot to the forefront of the climate debate in the past few years.  Politicians are now touting hydrogen as a central piece needed to unlock the energy transition, allowing oil and gas companies a seat at decision-making tables and a silver bullet tactic to buffer out their net-zero plans.

But while hydrogen as a silver bullet solution to natural gas sounds alluring, what does the evidence actually tell us about its role in the energy transition? And how can we best organize as a global climate community to strategically communicate about this complicated subject?


  • Introductions and objectives of the session
  • What is hydrogen?
  • What role can (and should) hydrogen play in the energy transition?
  • Why is hydrogen strategically important in the global energy transition, and what is the current media narrative?
  • How can we, as climate activists, communicate about hydrogen?
  • Opportunities, threats, and things to watch
  • Breakout questions and group discussion


  • Professor David Cebon, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Cambridge, England
  • Kaliana French, Senior Strategic Communications Associate, Hydrogen, the Global Strategic Communications Council.
EFF Talk: Fog Data Science – data broker to law enforcement @ Online
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for a talk from EFF staff technologist Will Greenberg on Fog Data Science� a data broker which has been selling raw location data about individual people to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
You can get a head start on the topic by checking out our blog series on the topic here:

Justice 4 Willie McCoy @ Starbucks
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sf Independent Film Festival
Feb 10 all-day