Calendar

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Jun
23
Wed
Know Your Rights for Oakland Tenants @ Online
Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jun
25
Fri
Improving Oversight and Transparency in US Small Arms Trade
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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Jun
26
Sat
Assange defense event @ Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
Jun 26 all-day

This is the initial information we have re. this event, hosted by the Bay Area Freedom for Julian  Assange Committee, and Assangedefense.org.

What: Speakers include Julian Assange’s father and brother, John and Gabriel Shipton, plus Alice Walker and Dan Ellsberg.
Noam Chomsky will speak via Zoom as will Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Initial co-sponsor list:
Courage Foundation (Assangedefense.org)  Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal  National Lawyers Guild, Bay Area   Black Alliance for Peace  CodCode Pink, Golden Gate and nationally  United National Antiwar Coalition  International Action Center  Syria Solidarity Network Peninsula Peace and Justice Center   Social Justice Committee, Unitarian Universalist Church, Berkeley  Peace and Freedom Party  Green Party of California  U.S. Peace Council  Socialist Action

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Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Mission Economy – A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism @ Online
Jun 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

We still meet via Zoom.
Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com for the invite.

For our May meeting we’ll be reading Part I and Part II of

Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism by Marianna Mazzucato

For our June meeting we will be finishing the book.

Capitalism is in crisis. The rich have gotten richer—the 1 percent, those with more than $1 million, own 44 percent of the world’s wealth—while climate change is transforming—and in some cases wiping out—life on the planet. We are plagued by crises threatening our lives, and this situation is unsustainable. But how do we fix these problems decades in the making?

Mission Economy looks at the grand challenges facing us in a radically new way. Global warming, pollution, dementia, obesity, gun violence, mobility—these environmental, health, and social dilemmas are huge, complex, and have no simple solutions. Mariana Mazzucato argues we need to think bigger and mobilize our resources in a way that is as bold as inspirational as the moon landing—this time to the most ‘wicked’ social problems of our time.. We can only begin to find answers if we fundamentally restructure capitalism to make it inclusive, sustainable, and driven by innovation that tackles concrete problems from the digital divide, to health pandemics, to our polluted cities. That means changing government tools and culture, creating new markers of corporate governance, and ensuring that corporations, society, and the government coalesce to share a common goal.

We did it to go to the moon. We can do it again to fix our problems and improve the lives of every one of us. We simply can no longer afford not to.

Mariana Mazzucato, PhD, is a professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London, where she is the founding director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose. She has written, edited, or co-authored numerous books, articles, and papers on policy, capitalism, economics, and innovation, including The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths and The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy.

She advises policy makers worldwide and is currently a member of the South African Presidential Economic Advisory Council, the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisors; the UN’s Committee for Development Policy, and the OECD’s Secretary General’s Advisory Group on a New Growth Narrative. She is also a Special Advisor to the Italian Prime Minister, and a Special Advisor for the EC Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation

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Strike Debt Bay Area hosts this non-technical book group discussion monthly on new and radical economic thinking. Previous readings have included Doughnut EconomicsLimitsBanking on the PeopleCapital and Its Discontents, How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century, The Deficit Myth,  Revenge Capitalism, the Edge of Chaos blog symposium , Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons,, and The Optimist’s Telescope.

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Jun
27
Sun
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 27 @ 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

4/29/2018  start date

 

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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Jun
29
Tue
Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy @ Online
Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  https://www.crowdcast.io/e/annesebbaattheodysseybookshop/register 

Join us on Crowdcast on June 29 at 7 PM for a Conversation with Anne Sebba, author of Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy. Joining us in conversation is Robby Meeropol from the Rosenberg Fund for Children.

Questions about joining an online event? Email events@odysseybks.com for more info.

About the Book

In June 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, a couple with two young sons, were led separately from their prison cells on Death Row and electrocuted moments apart. Both had been convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage for the Soviet Union, despite the fact that the US government was aware that the evidence against Ethel was shaky at best and based on the perjury of her own brother.

This book is the first to focus on one half of that couple for more than thirty years, and much new evidence has surfaced since then. Ethel was a bright girl who might have fulfilled her personal dream of becoming an opera singer, but instead found herself struggling with the social mores of the 1950’s. She longed to be a good wife and perfect mother, while battling the political paranoia of the McCarthy era, anti-Semitism, misogyny, and a mother who never valued her. Because of her profound love for and loyalty to her husband, she refused to incriminate him, despite government pressure on her to do so. Instead, she courageously faced the death penalty for a crime she hadn’t committed, orphaning her children.

Seventy years after her trial, this is the first time Ethel’s story has been told with the full use of the dramatic and tragic prison letters she exchanged with her husband, her lawyer and her psychotherapist over a three-year period, two of them in solitary confinement. Hers is the resonant story of what happens when a government motivated by fear tramples on the rights of its citizens.

About the Author

Anne Sebba is the award winning biographer, historian and author of eleven books. In 2016 Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940’s, optioned for a TV multi part series, was the winner of the 2016 Franco- British Society book prize. Previously Anne wrote That Woman, a biography of Wallis Simpson and the scandal of the 1936 abdication crisis based on her discovery of a secret cache of letters. A former Reuters Foreign Correspondent, Anne is a broadcaster and regularly appears on television talking about her books, mostly biographies of women including Jennie Churchill, Mother Teresa and Laura Ashley. She is a former chair of Britain’s 10,000 strong Society of Authors and lecturer who gives talks to a variety of audiences in the US and UK as well as on cruises and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research. Her latest book is Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy published in the UK and US in 2021.

Robert Meeropol is the younger son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. In 1953, when he was six years old, the United States Government executed his parents for “conspiring to steal the secret of the atomic bomb.”

For over 50 years he has been a progressive activist, author and public speaker. In the 1970’s he and his brother, Michael, successfully sued the FBI and CIA to force the release of 300,000 previously secret documents about their parents. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Anthropology from the University of Michigan, graduated law school in 1985, and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar.

In 1990, after leaving private practice, Robert founded the Rosenberg Fund for Children and served as its Executive Director until he retired from that position when his daughter took over the Fund’s leadership in 2013. Robert remains on the RFC’s Board of Directors.

he RFC is a public foundation that provides for the educational and emotional needs of children in this country whose parents have been harassed, injured, jailed, lost jobs or died in the course of their progressive activities. The Fund also supports youth who have been targeted for their own activism. In its history, the RFC has awarded $8 million in grants to benefit thousands of children and youth in this country.

Robert’s memoir, AN EXECUTION IN THE FAMILY, was published by St. Martin’s Press on the 50th anniversary of his parents’ executions. The book details his odyssey from Rosenberg son to political activist and founder of the Rosenberg Fund for Children. His blog, Still Out on a Limb, is at robertmeeropol.com/blog.

In 2016 – in the wake of overwhelming new evidence showing that the U.S. government knew Ethel was not a spy and executed her anyway – Robert and his brother Michael Meeropol, launched a nationwide petition campaign asking President Obama to exonerate their mother. The effort garnered 60,000 petition signers, and generated extensive and favorable coverage by many of the most respected and far-reaching media outlets around the U.S. and internationally.
The exoneration campaign succeeded in dramatically moving the needle on the public’s understanding of how the government wronged Ethel, and why, and educated the public about the dangers of unchecked government power, especially in times of heightened concern about national security.

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Defunding Fear: A Conversation with Author Zach Norris and Hanif Fazal @ Online
Jun 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Thursday, June 29th, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Register here

How do we make critical, collective commitments for change in this country? What does “defund the police” mean in context to historical injustices and reckoning? What can we each be doing today to make our communities safe, equitable and inclusive?

Join the Center for Equity and inclusion for a free, virtual event of dialogue and reflection with our Executive Director Zach Norris and Center for Equity and Inclusion’s Co-Founder Hanif Fazal. Both well-known leaders in racial justice and transformational change, Zach and Hanif will explore themes in Zach’s recent book, Defund Fear: Safety Without Policing, Prisons, and Punishment.

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DSA Night School: Palestine and Socialism @ Online
Jun 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us to learn about the Palestinian struggle for justice and why it’s important for our organizing. Our guest speaker will be Professor Rabab Abdulhadi from SFSU who is a leading voice on Palestinian Liberation.

 

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 821 0814 3840

Passcode: school

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Jul
1
Thu
Social Guarantee Launch @ Online
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Social Guarantee Launch Event

Come and join us on Thursday 1st July as we discuss why we need a Social Guarantee!

Register here

The Social Guarantee enshrines every person’s right to life’s essentials: education, health and social care, a decent home, childcare, nutritious food, clean air and water, energy, transport and access to the internet. For this to happen, all people must have access to collectively provided services that meet their needs, as well as to a fair living income.

Speakers

  • Ann Pettifor – Award winning economist and author of The Case for The Green New Deal
  • Kate Raworth – Renegade economist and creator of Doughnut Economics
  • Georgia Gould – Leader of Camden Council
  • Chaitanya Kumar – Head of Environment and Green Transition at the New Economics Foundation

Chair

  • Maeve Cohen – The Social Guarantee

We’d absolutely love to hear from you! Come to the event to ask questions of this incredible panel. For any enquiries contact info@socialguarantee.org

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Jul
10
Sat
Prisons and Alternatives to Harm – DSA @ Online
Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

RSVP

The final class in our “What is Abolition?” series will take a look at the prison system and the conditions that prisoners face, as well as looking at alternatives to dealing with harm. Do prisons actually change people’s behaviors? Or reduce harm? What are alternative ways that we can address interpersonal harm? What is transformative justice? Join this discussion hosted by the EBDSA Political Education Committee and the Racial Solidarity Committee and explore these questions with your DSA comrades.

Readings + Videos to come!

 

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 824 1261 0160

Passcode: abolition

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Jul
13
Tue
Red Square: Transit for the People @ Online
Jul 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

 Be it via car, bus, train, or bike, everyone uses some form of transportation as a daily part of their lives. But how does this connect to socialism, class struggle, and racial justice?

RSVP

Join the People’s Transit Alliance and Political Education to learn about how public transportation is an important site for socialist organizing. From public transit’s role as a unionized labor sector to its crucial position as a tool in the fight for ecosocialism and collective struggle, it’s clear that the stakes of how we move around where we live are high.

We will reflect on transportation’s role in capitalism and how it might be transformed, important moments in socialist history that engage transit, and all the possible angles for organizing class struggle and winning a transit system that exists for and through the working class.

See you there!

 

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 853 3090 3556

Passcode: transit

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Cancel This Book: The Progressive Case Against Cancel Culture @ Online
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

In his new book, Cancel This Book, longtime activist and labor lawyer Dan Kovalik argues that cancel culture is entirely mean-spirited, a danger to progressive movement building, and serves only the interests of the extremely powerful. Getting people fired or socially ostracizing them because they ran afoul of the ever-changing language norms or made a simple mistake is a strategy that hands more power to bosses and authority figures. While It may make the accusers feel good, it is destructive,“  Kovalik insists. CANCEL THIS BOOK argues not just for an end to cancel culture, but for a renewed focus on solidarity, compassion, and civility, all of which are required to build the mass progressive movements that we need now more than ever. Like many on the left, Kovalik has watched with concern as works of classic literature have been summarily cut from curricula, individuals have been traumatized and pilloried, jobs lost, reputations destroyed.

“The liberal proponents of cancel culture,” says Chris Hedges,” have become the Grand Inquisitors of speech. They wallow in cloying self-righteousness while at the same time they refuse, either because of cowardice or ineptitude, to confront the real centers of power—the array of intelligence agencies that monitor us 24 hours a day, the rampant out-of-control militarism, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and the bankrupt corporate media outlets. Proponents of cancel culture are part of the American burlesque of anti-politics masquerading as politics.”

Dan Kovalik is the author of critically acclaimed The Plot to Scapegoat RussiaThe Plot to Attack IranThe Plot to Control the WorldThe Plot to Overthrow Venezuela, and No More War.  He has been a labor and human rights lawyer since 1993. Kovalik received the David W. Mills Mentoring Fellowship from Stanford Law School, has written extensively for HuffPost and CounterPunch, and has lectured throughout the world.

Mickey Huff  is the current Director of Project Censored and president of the nonprofit Media Freedom Foundation. He has edited or co-edited ten annual volumes of Censored, and contributed numerous chapters. He is currently professor of social science and history at Diablo Valley College, where he is also co-chair of the history department.  He is executive producer and co-host of the Project Censored Show, a weekly syndicated public affairs program aired over KPFA Radio and fifty community radio stations.

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Jul
15
Thu
California Doughnut Economics Coalition Book Group – All We Can Save @ Online
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Are you hungry for deeper dialogue about the climate crisis and building community around solutions? We are too.

A group of us at California Doughnut Economics Coalition are reading All We Can Save — it’s a book club! The book club helps us build on our doughnut economics foundation, further connect the (social & ecological) dots, and think more like a 21st-century economist. We want to extend the invite to all.

About Book Club: A unique opportunity to read and share some information and inspirational conversation on important issues. The book club is an unbiased and safe forum that opens our minds to ideas and information for a more in-depth look at our world, our community, and hopefully ourselves.

  • Date/Time: third Thursday of each month
  • Time: 6-7 PM PST
  • Register for event and Zoom link will be provided.
  • This Month’s Book: All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis. All We Can Save is a national bestseller. Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward.

Each month, we will discuss essays from each section:

  • 4/15: Begin
  • 5/20: Part 1 – Root
  • 6/17: Part 2 – Advocate & Part 3 – Reframe
  • 7/15: Part 4 – Reshape & Part 5 – Persist
  • 8/19: Part 6 – Feel & Part 7 – Nourish
  • 9/16: Part 8 – Rise & Onward
  • 10/21: TBD

How it relates to Doughnut Economics: The book club helps us to further connect the dots and think more like a 21st-century economist.

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Jul
21
Wed
BAAQMD Refinery PM Regulation Vote @ Online
Jul 21 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING:

WHERE

Join Zoom call with option for public speaking here

Update:  After an hour of staff presentations, questions from the Board of Directors, and 5 1/2 hours of impassioned public testimony, the Board lost its quorum and the clock ran out on the scheduled June vote on BAAQMD’s Rule 6-5.  It has been continued to July 21st at 8:30 AM.  There will be further opportunity for public comment, but those comments will be limited to 30 seconds, and only if you didn’t speak at the June 2nd meeting.

Previous action alert:

Join the Bay Area public in demanding that BAAQMD adopt the strictest refinery regulation of particulate matter emissions!

Last March, a majority of the BAAQMD Stationary Source Committee voted 7-4  to send the most stringent proposal for Rule 6.5*—a measure to reduce health-destroying particulate matter from the Chevron and Marathon refineries—to the full Board of Directors. The community turned out in force and made eloquent, persuasive comments in favor of the tightest possible regulation of Bay Area refinery particulate matter emissions, or PM 2.5, the primary cause of our “stationary” (non-transportation) air pollution–related illness. They demanded that these refineries install wet scrubbing technology in the chambers that break down heavy oils—the Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units (FCCUs), or “cat crackers”—on the earliest feasible timeline, as recommended by BAAQMD’s own Advisory Board.

BAAQMD staff has been taking the indefensible position that oil companies’ costs outweigh the health benefits of wet scrubbing technology, already in place at Valero in Benicia as well as over half of U.S. refineries. They’ve  justified this stance by accepting industry’s extravagant cost claims and grossly underestimating the health consequences—asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease and stroke—borne primarily by low-income, Black, and Brown residents of frontline communities.

It’s clear that industry has been pulling out all the stops to prevent Board approval of the most health-protective standards: every union member (from unions opposing this rule) was instructed to call in to the June 2nd meeting and speak in opposition. This is wildly unprecedented. While this struggle is again being framed as the environment vs. jobs, what is not generally understood is that job loss in the fossil fuel industry is not driven by environmental regulations:  it’s market forces that are to blame.

Talking points here.

 

*See a detailed analysis of “Rule 6-5” and its potential to reduce enormous health impacts in this December post.

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Jul
25
Sun
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 25 @ 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

4/29/2018  start date

 

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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Jul
30
Fri
Fossil Free Bay Area Summit @ Online
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Picture a Bay Area free of fossil fuel infrastructure —no refineries, drilling, or tankers. Join the Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force to find out why that’s so crucial, and what we need to do to make it happen.

This is part of the second series of virtual summits hosted by the Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force, to be held on the third Friday of each month.

The Fossil Fuel Free Bay Area summit will include presentations and discussion of strategies to:

  • Reduce particulate matter (PM2.5) emissions
  • Stop pollution in low income neighborhoods
  • Create risk bonds to cover spills, explosions and other disasters as well as financial meltdowns in the fossil fuel industry.
  • Plan to decommission refineries and other fossil fuel infrastructure
  • Are biofuels really a transition strategy?

WHEN

NOTE:  The Summit has been RESCHEDULED to Friday, July 30, 9 AM – noon

WHERE

Register here

Website: https://cemtf.org

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Aug
3
Tue
Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice @ Online
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The coronavirus pandemic and the shocking racial disparities in its impact. The surge in inflammatory illnesses such as gastrointestinal disorders and asthma. Mass uprisings around the world in response to systemic racism and violence. Climate refugees. Our bodies, societies, and planet are inflamed.

Boldly original, Inflamed takes us on a medical tour through the human body: our digestive, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, reproductive, immune, and nervous systems. Unlike a traditional anatomy book, however, this groundbreaking book illuminates the hidden relationships between our biological systems and the profound injustices of our political and economic systems. Inflammation is connected to the food that we eat, to the air that we breathe, and to the diversity of microbes living inside us, which regulate everything from our brain development to our immune system. It’s connected to the number of traumatic events we experienced as children and to the trauma endured by our ancestors. It’s connected not only to access to health care but to the very models of health that physicians practice.

Raj Patel, renowned political economist and New York Times bestselling author of The Value of Nothing, teams up with physician Rupa Marya to offer a radical new cure: the deep medicine of decolonization. Decolonization is to heal what has been divided, reestablishing our relationship to the earth and to each other. Combining the latest scientific research and scholarship on globalization, the stories of Marya’s work with patients in marginalized communities, activist passion, and the wisdom of indigenous groups, Inflamed points the way toward a deep medicine that has the potential to heal not only our bodies but the world.

Dr. Rupa Marya is a physician, activist, mother, and composer. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco where she practices and teaches Internal Medicine. Her research examines the health impacts of social systems, from agriculture to policing. She is a co-founder of the Do No Harm Coalition, a collective of health workers committed to addressing disease through structural change. She is the composer and frontwoman for the band Rupa & the April Fishes whose music was described by legend Gil Scott Heron as “Liberation Music.”

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Aug
19
Thu
California Doughnut Economics Coalition Book Group – All We Can Save @ Online
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Are you hungry for deeper dialogue about the climate crisis and building community around solutions? We are too.

A group of us at California Doughnut Economics Coalition are reading All We Can Save — it’s a book club! The book club helps us build on our doughnut economics foundation, further connect the (social & ecological) dots, and think more like a 21st-century economist. We want to extend the invite to all.

About Book Club: A unique opportunity to read and share some information and inspirational conversation on important issues. The book club is an unbiased and safe forum that opens our minds to ideas and information for a more in-depth look at our world, our community, and hopefully ourselves.

  • Date/Time: third Thursday of each month
  • Time: 6-7 PM PST
  • Register for event and Zoom link will be provided.
  • This Month’s Book: All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis. All We Can Save is a national bestseller. Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward.

Each month, we will discuss essays from each section:

  • 4/15: Begin
  • 5/20: Part 1 – Root
  • 6/17: Part 2 – Advocate & Part 3 – Reframe
  • 7/15: Part 4 – Reshape & Part 5 – Persist
  • 8/19: Part 6 – Feel & Part 7 – Nourish
  • 9/16: Part 8 – Rise & Onward
  • 10/21: TBD

How it relates to Doughnut Economics: The book club helps us to further connect the dots and think more like a 21st-century economist.

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Aug
29
Sun
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 29 @ 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

4/29/2018  start date

 

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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Sep
26
Sun
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 26 @ 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

4/29/2018  start date

 

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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