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Nov
30
Sat
Albany Bulb: A Festival of Resistance! @ Albany Bulb (Buchanan west of I80)
Nov 30 – Dec 1 all-day
Join us at the Albany Bulb Nov 28 – Dec 1 For a Three Day Solidarity Campout With Worksops, Discussions, Cooking, Networking, Building, Music and Films!

Saturday, November 30th:

  • 9am – Morning Meeting/Workshop announcements and proposals- The Amphitheatre
  • 10am – 3pm – Workshops
  • 10am – Towards an Ecological General Strike – BLF Green Bans and Green Unionism – IWW EUC – The Amphitheatre
  • 11am – Resisting the development of Knowland Park – John R.
  • 1pm – Art Tour of the Bulb. Featuring Amber and Osha. Explore the art and history of the Bulb with two seasoned guides.

2pm – Astrology – Ardene – The Amphitheatre

4pm – 7pm – Live music. (The Last Bar Fighter, Emily Yates, WUV, Orion’s Joy of Music, Brass Liberation Orchestra, Ruby Mountain, TBA).

7pm – Notre Dame des Luttes Film Screening. (Inspiring documentary film about the French struggle of farmers and squatters resisting the development of an airport.)

Solidarity Potluck: 12:00 noon and 4:00 PM.

Come join us for The No Thanks Resistance Festival and three day Camp-out to defend the Albany Bulb from Eviction! See the Flyer for the schedule of events! Schedule updated to the event page tonight!

FB Event Page – http://www.facebook.com/events/405870986212443/

FB Event Page for the No Thanks Anti-Colonial Potluck – http://www.facebook.com/events/547036912048234/

FB Event Page for the Artwalk of Friday and Saturday! – http://www.facebook.com/events/587362084664394/

To help organize, distribute flyers, and or propose a workshop send an email to nothanksresistancefestival [at] gmail.com

Workshop proposals should include if you want to do it on Friday or Saturday, What time between 10 AM and 3 PM, things you need from organizers, and the title of your workshop!

Existing workshops include: Know your rights training – Labor, the Working Class, and Housing – Towards An Ecological General Strike – Tarsands Blockade – Direct Action Training – The IWW EUC, The BLF Green Bans, and Working Class Strategies to Halt Gentrification and Ecological Destruction – ect.

We request more workshops and skill shares about Class Struggle, Environmental Justice, Gentrification, Food Justice, Natural Building / Cob Building, Anti-Repression, Parkour, Accountability and Conflict Mediation, Cop Watch and Know Your Rights, Radical Theory, LGBTQ, Indigenous Struggles, Guerilla Gardening, Carpentry, Squating, Direct Action, Graffiti, Screen Printing, Flyer Making, Facilitation Training, DIY, Hacking, Bio-Remediation , AgroForestry, Bike Maintenance, Welding, Workplace Organizing, Labor History, Herbalism, Street Medic Training, Native Wild Edible And Medicinal Plants, Homesteading, Child care, Consensus, Feminism, Bay Area Radical History, Journalism and Alternative Media, Punk Rock, Poetry, Writing, Self-Defense, Decolonization and Post colonialism, Mutual Aid, Jail Support, Land Reclaimation, Jewelry Making, Gift and Trade Economies, Student Unionism, Spokeland and ETC!

Please forward to anyone or organizations you think would be interested!

For more information about the struggle to save the Albany Bulb visit us at: http://www.facebook.com/ShareTheBulb or http://www.sharethebulb.org!

 

 

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Dec
1
Sun
Albany Bulb: A Festival of Resistance! @ Albany Bulb (Buchanan west of I80)
Dec 1 – Dec 2 all-day
Join us at the Albany Bulb Nov 28 – Dec 1 For a Three Day Solidarity Campout With Worksops, Discussions, Cooking, Networking, Building, Music and Films!

Sunday, December 1st:

  • 9am – Morning Meeting/Workshop announcements and proposals – The Amphitheatre
  • 12pm – 3pm – Clean up the Bulb Party. Pick up trash and build things! – The Amphitheatre
  • 2pm -3pm – Live music by Mudfence – The Amphitheatre
  • 4pm – Strategic organizing and discussion to resist eviction. – The Amphitheatre
  • 7pm – Rocking the Foundations Film Screening. (Australian documentary about struggles in the 1970′s which fought development and gentrification). – The Amphitheatre
  • 8pm – Towards an Ecological General Strike Power Point – IWW Environmental Unionist Caucus – The Amphitheatre
  • 9pm – Where Do You Go When it Rains? Film Screening. (Recent documentary about life on the Albany Bulb). – The Amphitheatre

 

Solidarity Potluck: 12:00 noon and 4:00 PM.

 

Come join us for The No Thanks Resistance Festival and three day Camp-out to defend the Albany Bulb from Eviction! See the Flyer for the schedule of events! Schedule updated to the event page tonight!

FB Event Page – http://www.facebook.com/events/405870986212443/

FB Event Page for the No Thanks Anti-Colonial Potluck – http://www.facebook.com/events/547036912048234/

FB Event Page for the Artwalk of Friday and Saturday! – http://www.facebook.com/events/587362084664394/
No Thanks!
Please forward to anyone or organizations you think would be interested!

For more information about the struggle to save the Albany Bulb visit us at: http://www.facebook.com/ShareTheBulb or http://www.sharethebulb.org!

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Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ by the statues
Dec 1 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Our weekly open meeting for members and supporters to discuss the weeks tasks and projects. Come get plugged into ongoing housing defense work! We have abundant and varied work for all folks in any number of meaningful projects.

Rain location: SF Pizza, 1500 Broadway, Oakland

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Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ 19th & Telegraph, in the park by the statues
Dec 1 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Our weekly open meeting for members and supporters to discuss the week’s tasks and projects. Come get plugged into ongoing housing defense work! We have abundant and varied work for all folks in any number of meaningful projects.

Rain location: SF Pizza, 1500 Broadway, Oakland

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Dec
3
Tue
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Dec 3 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am

The Postal Service has put the Berkeley Post Office up for sale!!

Help us organize a public meeting on Debember 5th about what’s happening with our Post Office!

Tree weeks ago the Planning Commission passed on to the Berkeley City a proposed Zoning Ordinance that would make the Post Office property less desirable to potential purchasers of the capitalist variety. We are still waiting for action on this from the City Council.

Come and help plan our next actions in defense of our post office and against privatization. We want to send a message to CBRE, the Post Office and Berkeley politicians that the sale will not be tolerated!

Check out the video of Peter Byrne’s talk at our latest Save the Post Office Rally!

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Want to Help Get a New Sheriff and/or District Attorney? @ Siegel & Yee (set back from steet, across from City Hall, down alley to the left)
Dec 3 @ 3:00 am – 4:00 am

We held our Town Hall meeting to discuss the need to get rid of the Alameda County Sheriff and District Attorney on Tuesday, November 5th.

Now we’re talking about the nuts and bolts of such a campaign while searching for the right candidates.

Bring your organizing hat, your ideas, and your friends!

Let’s replace Ahern and O’Malley with real progressives, dedicated to the welfare of all Alameda County residents.

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Dec
4
Wed
NO ARREST? NO ELECT! Pasta Feed Protest. @ Santa Rosa Veterans Menorial Bldg
Dec 4 @ 12:30 am – 1:30 am

Facebook Event & RSVP.

Jill Ravitch is the District Attorney for Sonoma County, where Andy Lopez was murdered by Deputy Gelhaus. Gelhaus has not yet been indicted for his crime.

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We will protest at a Campaign fundraiser for District Attorney Ravitch’s re-election. Here we will make our presence known!

We will not stand by while Ravitch refuses to do her job. She must uphold her sworn oath to uphold the law. She must do right by her community by fulfilling her sacred duty to protect and serve the citizens of Sonoma County. She must arrest Gelhaus immediately!

There will be another event, Light Up the Night for Andy Lopez, at 8:00 PM.

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LIGHT UP THE NIGHT FOR ANDY LOPEZ @ Old Court House Square
Dec 4 @ 4:00 am – 6:00 am

Facebook Event & RSVP.

This is a march scheduled to take place on the 3rd of December, starting at 8:00pm. We will rally at The old court house square, and march up Santa Rosa to the Sheriffs dept. (unless people within the group “action for andy lopez” would like to start at a different location. This is Your march. This is Andy’s march so all input is welcome.. This is intended to be a peaceful action, but also an action to let the city of Santa Rosa, as well as the Sonoma County Sheriff that we will not let up, and that we will be heard. December 3rd should be a historic day in Santa Rosa.

There is also an earlier event “No arrest=No Elect” taking place at 4:30pm. This is a protest that will be held at the location of the District Attorney’s fund raiser, which she is having to raise money for a re-election campaign. Most of us will be attending this action, and then follow it up with “light up the night for Andy Lopez.

There are several reasons we are calling for a march in the dark. 1) This will cause the same police who are killing us, to spend the same money they purchase weapons and bullets to kill us with, on observing our march. 2) The 2nd reason we are calling for a march in the dark is because we are living in DARK DARK times. We live in a world, where a thug with a piece of tin on his blue shirt, can murder a 13 year old boy in cold blood, yet suffer no consequence. Because of this darkness in which we will endure, we will march in the dark……

Deputy Gelhaus may think that he killed Andy Lopez…… but he did not. Andy lives on now and forever in all of us who have been touched by this tragedy. Andy’s light will not go out, and we will be his light,3) The fear factor of this gang called the police, needs to be removed from the youth EVERYWHERE . This will help build these kids up, just as all previous and future actions that they take part in will. on December the 3rd….. We suggest all participants where black. This is not only as a symbol of mourning, but also a show of unity. We will be one on this night. To Andy’s Friends, schoolmates, peers, etc…. Ride your bikes, skate boards, scooters, or walk. Just be there. If you have a flashlight bring it. Bring pots, pans, bullhorns, or anything else to make yourself heard. Together we will bring light to the darkness in the Name of Andy Lopez.

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Rally to Reduce Bay Area Greenhouse Emissions & Air Quality Board Meeting @ Bay Area Air Quality Mgmt District Board Meeting
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please mark your calendar to join Communities for a Better Environment, the Sunflower Alliance, the Richmond Environmental Justice Coalition, Idle No More, 350BayArea, Occupy, and many others for a rally at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board Meeting. We will rally at 9:00 a.m. and then go inside for the Board meeting at 9:45 a.m.

What is at Stake?

The Board will receive a report, that we have requested, to address the linkages of all of the Bay Area proposed Crude by Rail/Refinery Projects. We believe staff will try and downplay the connections and deny the Oil Industry has a Master Plan for the Bay Area Refinery Corridor.

Staff has been caving into the Oil Industry on the Regional Green House Gas Emissions Rule. It is imperative we let the Board members know the community is deeply engaged in these issues.

We need to show support to our allies on the Board who want to see Bay Area Green House Gas Emissions reduced substantially.

How Can You Help?

Contact me, Andrés Soto (andres@cbecal.org, or at 510.282.5363) and let me know if you would like to help plan the rally. This should be a relatively simple affair.
Pass the word to your friends, family and allies who are concerned about Climate Change and have them join us and/or join in the planning. I will schedule a planning meeting as soon as I hear from a critical mass of folks. It would be great to have our signs and banners for this one as well as a solid media strategy.

A delegation of us from Richmond will arrive by BART. We will meet at Richmond BART at 8:00 a.m. to catch the train and get off at the Civic Center BART Station.

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Dec
5
Thu
Low Pay is Not Okay Rally @ McDonalds
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

LowPayIsNotOkay website (find an event).

Against all odds, Fast Food Workers are organizing. In one lunch hour, you could create a tipping point for their campaign.

A whopping 52% of fast-food employees’ families are forced to rely on public assistance to put food on the table or see a doctor. That means American taxpayers are putting about $7 billion a year into fast food corporate profits. Workers are taking an enormous risk — for all of us. They’re asking us to give just one lunch hour to show solidarity and help spread their movement to new cities. Search for a rally near you and sign up to attend or to help organize.

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Dec
7
Sat
Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition Meeting @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Fighting the proposed curfew in Oakland. Protesting in Sacramento on O22. Demanding that Kamala Harris investigate the death of Alan Blueford and all other victims of police violence here in California. Speaking out against the militarization of police. Organizing a food and toy drive for the Holidays for the neediest amongst us.

Join as as we review our recent actions and plan future ones!

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Self-Determination and the National Question – A Class. @ Workers World Offices, Oakland (#411, ring buzzer)
Dec 7 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 1:00 am

Hear John Parker, Workers World Party National Committee and International Action Center West Coast Coordinator, lead a class on Lenin, Self-Determination and The National Question. There will be lots of opportunity for discussion and questions.

Facebook page & RSVP.

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Strike Debt: Ideas Into Action! @ UC Student-Workers Union (cross street Milvia)
Dec 7 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 1:00 am

Join Strike Debt Bay Area in working on some exciting projects locally and nationally to fight unjust debt.

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– The latest on our coalition efforts to Save the Berkeley Post Office and fight the privatization of our commons. Watch the video of Peter Bryne speaking at our September 28th rally on the steps of the historic downtown Berkeley Post Office.

– The latest on our efforts to help Richmond and NGO allies push for principal reduction for Richmond’s homeowners. Read an article written by two Strike Debt Bay Area members on the Richmond principal reduction / eminent domain case.

In addition, we are exploring the use of a public bank to help Richmond, CA and other communities escape the thrall of Wall Street.

– Other projects include efforts to fight against student debt in conjunction with peeps at UC Cal, action to bring awareness about the Federal Reserve on our near it’s hundredth birthday on December 23rd, 2013, a Debtors’ Union, a book group with semi-weekly discussions, investigations into the legitimacy of mortgage ownership and therefore the right to foreclose, efforts to thwart payday loan usury and more.

Check out our website, our Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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Dec
8
Sun
Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ by the statues
Dec 8 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Our weekly open meeting for members and supporters to discuss the weeks tasks and projects. Come get plugged into ongoing housing defense work! We have abundant and varied work for all folks in any number of meaningful projects.

Rain location: SF Pizza, 1500 Broadway, Oakland

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Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group Meeting @ 19th & Telegraph, in the park by the statues
Dec 8 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Our weekly open meeting for members and supporters to discuss the week’s tasks and projects. Come get plugged into ongoing housing defense work! We have abundant and varied work for all folks in any number of meaningful projects.

Rain location: SF Pizza, 1500 Broadway, Oakland

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Dec
10
Tue
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Dec 10 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am

The Postal Service has put the Berkeley Post Office up for sale!!

The Postal Service has started to outsource Post Office services to Staples, replacing union jobs with low-paying, low benefit work.

Four weeks ago the Planning Commission passed on to the Berkeley City a proposed Zoning Ordinance that would make the Post Office property less desirable to potential purchasers of the capitalist variety. We are still waiting for action on this from the City Council.

The Postal Service has announced that they are contracting with Staples to provide Post Office window services inside Staples stores, using Staples employees instead of Post Office employees. There is already a pseudo Post Office operating inside the Berkeley Staples store (Shattuck & Durant)

Come and help plan our next actions in defense of our Post Pffice and against privatization and non living-wage jobs. We want to send a message to CBRE, the Post Office, Staples and Berkeley politicians that the sale will not be tolerated!

Check out the video of Peter Byrne’s talk at our latest Save the Post Office Rally!

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Whose Oakland? The Challenges of Fighting for an Economically and Racially Just City. @ First Christian Church
Dec 10 @ 2:30 am – 4:00 am

A continuing discussion on the state of our city.

Presented by the Oakland Branch of the International Socialist Organization.

At this meeting we’ll discuss how our side has begun to fight back, the challenges of activism in Oakland, and the possibilities for people to create an alternative Oakland build around our own needs and desires.

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Albany Bulb Eviction Defense Meeting @ Albany Bulb at the amphitheatre
Dec 10 @ 4:00 am – 5:00 am

Evictions and trashings of peoples’ belongings have already taken place today (Monday)!

Meeting announcement Via Share the Bulb tweet Monday afternoon.

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Albany Bulb Eviction Defense Breakfast Potluck @ Albany Bulb at the amphitheatre
Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Evictions and destruction of people’s belonging began yesterday, December 9th.

This meetup announced via a tweet by ShareTheBulb yesterday (Monday) afternoon.

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Dec
11
Wed
Christmas at Casino San Pay-Low! @ Casino San Pablo
Dec 11 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am

In 2005, Casino San Pablo promised to provide good jobs with good benefits. The Casino made $200 million a year in 2011-2012 – but its workers have had a wage freeze for 4 years, and more and more of them are working part time with no benefits!

Casino San Pay-LOW has BROKEN ITS PROMISES!

Come present the Casino with the WORST BOSS OF THE YEAR award – and a stocking of coal!

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