Calendar

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Oct
20
Sat
Mi Pueblo For the People. Community Picket & Rally! @ Mi Pueblo Mercado
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Mi Pueblo Markets chain has announced that it will implement E-Verify, a government database that allows Mi Pueblo to refuse work to undocumented workers. We will NOT stand by as Mi Puebloe discriminates against member of our community! Mi Pueblo has also refused to hire African-American workers and is under investigation for firing a pregnant woman.

We demand Mi Pueblo stop all unfair labor practices, discrimination, and re-hire fired workers immediately! We call on the community to support Mi Pueblo workers’ right to organize without Juevanal Chavez’s (the owner) intimidation and retaliation.

JOIN US!

Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/vPDBU

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Oct
22
Mon
17th Annual National Day of Protest To Stop Police Brutality, Etc @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 22 @ 11:00 pm – Oct 23 @ 1:00 am

National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation.

Rally and March to the Oakland Jail. (The Alameda County Pipeline to Prison).

Wear Black

October 22nd – National Day to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation is a VERY IMPORTANT DAY to bring fighters against different aspects of the CRIMINAL “IN”JUSTICE SYSTEM – from police brutality and outright murder, the RACIAL PROFILING, the pipeline to prison by putting criminal and “gang” jackets on our youth, the rounding up of immigrants, the increasing “police state” laws where the president can declare any person a terrorist and lock them up indefinitely without reason, the 2.4 million men AND WOMEN warehoused in this nation’s prisons, the isolation and torture of tens of thousands of them, and the denial of basic rights to those who have completed their sentence.

This, all of this, is MASS INCARCERATION! in all of its aspects and consequences. It is an EMERGENCY SITUATION and WE MUST STOP IT!

This can be a new day of MASS RESISTANCE to the ILLEGITIMACY of this system, and a day when we step out and say NO MORE! WE BLOW THE WHISTLE ON ALL OF THIS!!!

Everybody out, Rain or Shine! Bring you banners and your signs. Bring pictures of your loved ones. Be ready to speak out. And come early, if you can. We need you to help

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Oct
24
Wed
Court Support @ Manuel Wiley Courthouse Tuesday at 9AM @ Manuel W. Wiley Courthouse
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Antirepression & Foreclosure Defense got an email saying that last minute charges have been filed on people busted last October 25th, they have been ordered to appear tomorrow at Department 107 with almost no notice.

 

wiseoldsnail reports the same: http://occupyoakland.org/2012/10/court-tomorrow-for-newly-charged-o25-arrestees/

Anyone who was arrested last October 25th should check their mail and/or call the DA’s office at 510-268-7500 to make sure charges have not been filed against them. Anyone who has been served with these BS last-minute charges should contact the NLG.  And if you can make it please show up at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse at 661 Washington Street, Oakland at 9 AM, Dept. 107 for court support.

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Oct
25
Thu
Debtor’s Assembly @ California Hall
Oct 25 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

Debt is a permanent feature of most of our lives. Yet the socialization of risk debt represents isolates individuals, locking us in the private misery of our dealings with banks and creditors. Medical debt, student debt, consumer debt, foreclosures — these social forms mark so many personal failings and moral obligations, we are told. Debt, in other words, not only insures our continued servitude to the corporate pursuit of dwindling private profits. It also serves to alienate us from one another, and foreclose the possibility of collective resistance. Debtors’ Assemblies, then, are a first step in fighting back to reclaim our stolen futures. Please join us Wednesday, October 24th from 5-6 in front of California Hall for the first in a series of weekly Debtors’ Assemblies to learn more about the many forms of debt and discuss ways to resist debt’s claim upon our lives. Robert Meister will speak briefly at the beginning of the first assembly.

Original announcement, with poster

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Take Back the Plaza! #O25 Discussion, potluck, march, vigil @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 25 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 4:30 pm

During the early hours of October 25, 2011, hundreds of violent police officers stormed into Occupy Oakland’s home base at Oscar Grant Plaza, near city hall, to evict protesters & to remove their belongings. 96 of our comrades were arrested after the cops used tear gas, flash-bang grenades and less-than-lethal munitions to subdue the crowd.

Occupy Oakland’s spirit was not damaged, we were emboldened and radicalized as thousands returned that afternoon to stand up and fight back. Unforgettably, so did the p…olice. The battle for the plaza went on into the night, turning downtown Oakland into what looked like a war zone. Hot canisters of tear gas flew through the air, rubber bullets crashed into the bodies of our fellow occupiers, one hitting an Iraq war veteran in the head, putting his life in serious danger.

This year we say, FIGHT BACK! Let’s re-converge and re-claim our home!

Meet at Oscar Grant Plaza at 3PM for an open forum to discuss how to effectively combat state and police oppression before the 7PM FTP march on OPD. Let’s show these pigs we will never back down in the face of violent oppression!

After the march, let’s hold down the plaza all night and continue our conversations on how to better serve our community and how to empower each other to stand up and fight back against the OPD street gang who puts so many Oaklanders in danger.

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Please join us for a day of discussion on how to effectively combat
state and police oppression on October 25th at Oscar Grant Plaza (City Hall) at 3PM.

Schedule of events:

 

  • Converge on OGP at 3 PM to begin the open forum
  • Dinner/break out groups at 5 PM
  • FTP March at 7 PM
  • Occupy OGP and continue conversations all night.

 

Please bring: Tents, warm clothes, shields, a defensive attitude and hella friends!

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Added 10/16/12 –

Roughly 10 organizers for this event have been meeting regularly to make sure this night is a success, meaning no arrests or casualties. Knowing that we cannot and will not control autonomous actions & respecting the various forms of anger within those who will be participating, we would like to make it clear that un-targeted property damage is not part of the plan and is discouraged in the interest of extending our presence past the march. This is not to say that a second autonomous march later in the night is out of the question.

Rather than the tactic of smashing, this night would be a great time to exercise our defensive tactics. (Bring shields, “tools of violence,” work together and act smart!)

There are multiple goals to achieve through this action including, holding space through out the night, calling out OPD violence in a very public way & celebrating our unity against oppression.

The march will make stops at various downtown locations where the OPD has shown their ugly side against dissenters. We would like to stop at each location and project video and images of what the police have done to us there, on the walls of a near by building or on our mobile slide show screen. Calling out OPD is such a public way will be a huge win for the Occupy Oakland community by showing the general public what true violence is.

The march will then end at one of three undisclosed locations where we will hold that space through out the night. Remember to bring items that will help you accomplish this goal: Warm clothes, blankets, tents… (For those bringing small easy to erect tents, it would be awesome to see them go up on the return end of the march, and held high above our heads as we zero in on our target.)

See you all on the 25th & seriously, FUCK THE POLICE!

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Nov
6
Tue
Help Save Jodie’s Home @ Jodie's House
Nov 6 @ 4:30 pm – Nov 7 @ 4:30 am

Jodie Randolph and her possessions are about to go out onto the street, because Morgan Stanley has something better to do with her home than let her live there.

Jodie has been fighting to stay in her home for years. Companies affiliated with Morgan Stanley shuttled the loan around from one subsidiary to the other until they foreclosed on her.

When the truck comes Tuesday morning (yes, Election Day morning!) to take away her furniture and leave her on the street people we will be on that street to stop that truck.

More information here.

The most important thing to do is to be there Tuesday to a) stop the eviction and b) organize to make sure the eviction continues to not happen.

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Nov
8
Thu
UCB Student Walkout Sproul Plaza Berkeley, California 12:00pm PST
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 9 @ 7:00 am

Public education in California is facing a severe crisis. State budget cuts and austerity measures have accelerated administrators’ efforts to privatize our public colleges. This November, UC Regents and CSU Trustees plan to submit our universities to radical, privatizing reforms. Even if Prop. 30 passes, in the best-case scenario, it would only maintain the status quo; meaning excessive fees, under-funded programs, overcrowded classes, layoffs and pay-cuts for campus workers, and an ongoing process of priv

atization. And that’s the best-case scenario! This would preserve the UCs as inaccessible for tens of thousands of low- and middle- income students, and for already under-represented students of color. And for those who do make it in, a lifetime of debt awaits. University privatization also involves attacks on public sector workers, from pension raids to mass layoffs.The future of public education is bleak, unless we act in the present to prevent the indebting of students and the walling off of our public institutions. By taking collective, mass action this fall, we can begin to reverse the waves of fee-hikes, course reductions, budget cuts, and layoffs.

Through collective struggle, we can defend and sustain public education in California, and we can counter state austerity.

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Nov
11
Sun
Drone Die-In at Senator Dianne Feinstein’s SF Mansion, Sunday 11/11
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday, November 11, 10am
Protest drone warfare with a die-in at Senator Dianne Feinstein’s mansion in Pacific Heights on Vallejo & Lyons Sts. then caravan to our monthly march across the Golden Gate Bridge.
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Nov
14
Wed
Free Syd! Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Oakland @ Department 112, Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Oakland
Nov 14 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 15 @ 12:00 am

Our dear friend Syd from the Holdout was picked up recently by the Oakland Police department on some bullshit charges.

His arraignment is this Wednesday, November 14th, at 2:00 pm in Department 112 at Wiley Manuel Courthouse on 7th and Washington street.

It would mean a whole lot for as many friends that can come out and support as possible to show up!

Fire to the Prisons, Free All Prisoners!

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Nov
16
Fri
Emergency Global Actions for Gaza @ Israeli Consulate, SF
Nov 16 @ 1:15 am – 2:30 am
Israel launched "Operation Pillar of Clouds" earlier this week with a series of air strikes. 
More than a dozen people have been killed so far including women and children. 
International solidarity activists are in the streets all over the world, we have to be in SF. 
Please share this event with your networks, bring your banners and signs n spirit to the action!

Day 1: Thursday Nov 15th at 5:15pm at Israeli Consulate
Day 2: Friday Nov 16th at 4:00pm at Israeli Consulate

San Francisco | Israeli Consulate, Thursday November 15, 5:15 p.m. [link]

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Nov
17
Sat
Friday: SF Protest Against Airstrikes In Gaza. @ Israeli Consulate, SF
Nov 17 @ 12:00 am – 1:15 am

Emergency Global Actions for Gaza

Israel launched “Operation Pillar of Clouds” earlier this week with a series of air strikes. More than a dozen people have been killed so far including women and children. International solidarity activists are in the streets all over the world, we have to be in SF. Please share this event with your networks, bring your banners and signs n spirit to the action!

Day 1: Thursday Nov 15th at 5:15pm at Israeli Consulate

Day 2: Friday Nov 16th at 4:00pm at Israeli Consulate [link]

For additions or corrections please tweet @southsouth or @riverdryfilm or email southissouth@gmail.com.
Compiled from latest available information with Omar Robert Hamilton.

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Support Post Office Truckers @ west side of Capitol Building, Sacramento
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

US Post Office Truckers are about to be ‘privatized.’ Join the early morning rally, march and lunch/brunch and help stop the privatization of the Post Office.

The Occupy Oakland Labor Solidarity Committee has endorsed this action and the cause of the Post Office Truckers.

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Nov
18
Sun
GAZA Emergency Demo: Sat. 4pm @ Israeli Consulate in SF @ ISRAELI CONSULATE
Nov 18 @ 12:00 am – 4:00 am

Israel launched “Operation Pillar of Clouds” with a series of air strikes. So far Israel have been killed tens of people women and children. International solidarity activists are in the streets all over the world, we have to be in SF.

Please share this event with your networks, bring your banners and signs n spirit to the action!

 

Saturday Nov 17th at 4:00pm at Israeli Consulate in San Francisco

456 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

 

 

 

 

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Nov
20
Tue
ALL OUT FOR GAZA! Mon 19th @4:30 @ Israeli Consulate
Nov 20 @ 12:30 am – 4:00 am

ALL OUT FOR GAZA!
Monday
NOVEMBER 19
4:30PM @ Israeli Consulate
456 Montgomery Street

44519
Picket Lines Are Going Up At The Port Of Oakland and the Airport! @ Port of Oakland
Nov 20 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 21 @ 7:45 am

ALONG WITH THE BELOW SCHEDULE, COMMUNITY PICKET SHUTTLES COURTESY OF THE SEIU WILL BE LEAVING THE WEST OAKLAND BART STARTING AT 5:00 AM !!

From the SEIU site:

TUESDAY: Shuttles will pick people up from West Oakland BART station from 5 AM to 8AM, 12 NOON and again from 4 PM to 6 PM.
Buses will be picking up from the Union Hall at 100 OAK St. throughout the day.
Shuttles will return people to West Oakland BART from 7-8 PM.

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SEIU 1021 Port Workers are Going on Strike against Unfair Labor Practices engaged in by the Port of Oakland. The Port of Oakland has a $37 million surplus, yet refuses to give workers the proper information that they are required to by law. This is one of the richest Port’s in Oakland, the Federal Government has invested in the expansion of the Port to create good jobs in Oakland… and now the Port is refusing to Bargain.

Stop Unfair Labor Practices at the Port!
Support SEIU 1021 strike!

We are asking for your support!
Please come out on Tuesday, November 21 at the Port of Oakland:
9 AM: SSA Terminal 1717 Middle Harbor, Berth 57-59
12 PM Noon: Terminal 1 Oakland Airport
5 PM: SSA Terminal 1717 Middle Harbor, Berth 57-59

FULL SCHEDULE

Kick-Off our 24 hour strike:
Monday, Nov. 19th, 9 PM at Oakland Airport, Terminal 1

TUESDAY, NOV. 20th COMMUNITY PICKET SCHEDULE:

5 AM: 100 Oak Street, Shuttle to Port Terminals
9 AM: SSA Terminal, Berth 57-59 Press Event

12 Noon: Oakland Airport, Terminal 1

4 PM: 100 Oak Street, Shuttle to Port Terminals
5 PM: SSA Terminal, Bert 57-59 Press Event
9 PM: End Time

We will have shuttles from SEIU 1021 office at 100 Oak Street, 2 blocks from the Lake Merritt BART at 5 AM!

Background:
After 16 months without a contract, management at the Port of Oakland still refuse to negotiate fairly. They are demanding cuts, even with a $37 million surplus… and are lying about their finances to the workers and the public. We need more, good jobs in Oakland–not line Goldman Sachs pockets.

Stand up for Good Jobs!
Stand up for Oakland!
Stand up for Fair Bargaining!!!

RSVP on Facebook HERE.

For more info, call 415-412-1982 or visit:
http://www.seiu1021.org/content/portworkers

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#DefendJodie — Take The Eviction Defense to the Bank’s Doorstep! @ meet @ Montgomery Bart
Nov 20 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Now we take the eviction defense of Jodie Randolph to the banks’ doorstep! Again!

We’ve got round-the-clock defense of the home. We put Morgan Stanley on notice and shut down their Oakland office with a group delegation two weeks ago. We’ve shut down the phone lines to one of their executive’s offices with a 2-day phone blast campaign.

Now that we’ve got their attention, we demand that we speak with someone with decision making ability.

We are ready to negotiate a repurchase agreement and we demand a shotcaller be put on the case!

NO MORE RUNAROUND!
NO MORE EXCUSES, MORGAN STANLEY!

WHEN: TUESDAY, 1PM
WHERE: MONTGOMERY BART STATION, SF

We gather at the BART station for a pre-action briefing, then march to the SF offices of Morgan Stanley where we will deliver our demands and seek a sitdown meeting with John Sheldon, the SF managing director. Press conference afterwards.

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Nov
22
Thu
Mi Pueblo Community Picket and Street Theater @ Mi Pueblo Mercado
Nov 22 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am

Mi Pueblo Is Not For the People!

Protest against Mi Pueblo grocery story chain owner Juvenal Chavez’s anti-immigrant practices: union busting and ICE collaboration. Support Mi Pueblo grocery workers in this second community picket, sponsored by the Dignity and Resistance Coalition.

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Nov
23
Fri
Solidarity With the Walmart Workers. Black Friday Strike. @ Walmart, Oakland
Nov 23 @ 6:00 am – 7:45 am

As the largest employer in the country, Walmart could be setting a standard for businesses to value workers. Instead, it has become the greatest oppressor of workers everywhere.

Walmart workers have been taking targeted, short term actions for months. Now they have called for a bigger action on Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year.

Shut Them Down!

This action continues all night into the next day, until 10:00 AM, November 23rd.

FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED.

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Solidarity with the Walmart Workers. Black Friday Strike! @ Walmart, Oakland
Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

As the largest employer in the country, Walmart could be setting a standard for businesses to value workers. Instead, it has become the greatest oppressor of workers everywhere.

Walmart workers have been taking targeted, short term actions for months. Now they have called for a bigger action on Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year.

Shut Them Down!

This action begins on Thanksgiving, November 22nd, at 10:00 PM.

FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED.

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Nov
27
Tue
Bradley Manning Mistreatment Protest @ USMC Recruiting Office
Nov 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come rally with us outside the US Maine Corps officers recruiting office and demand that Bradley’s mistreatment be accounted for! Speakers will include leading members of the Bradley Manning Support Network and partner organizations.

More info

Bradleymanning.org

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