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E12th & 23rd Homeless Eviction Defense 8:00 am
E12th & 23rd Homeless Eviction Defense @ The Village
Feb 1 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
The encampment at E 12th & 23rd Ave got eviction notice, happening over a week: Thursday 1/31 Friday 2/1 Thurs 2/7 Fri 2/8. We’re asking for folks to come for eviction support at 8 am each day – bringing coffee, breakfast, and doing copwatch/documentation. — The Village, Oakland (@VillageOakland) January 29, 2019 65562
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East Bay DSA General Membership Meeting 4:00 pm
East Bay DSA General Membership Meeting @ Omni Commons
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
East Bay DSA’s general meetings (GMs) are typically held on the second Sunday of each month. These meetings include deliberation and voting on member-submitted resolutions, member announcements, reports from our committees, and more. Volunteering at the GM is lively, easy, and low-commitment, and hugely benefits the meetings and thus our internal democracy. If you intend to come and would like to volunteer (!), let us know. Use this form, too, if you have child supervision or accessibility needs, including the need for an ASL interpreter. With our new regular schedule, member-submitted resolutions will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area: Projects for 2019 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Projects for 2019 @ Omni Commons
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Projects for 2019 @ Omni Commons
Come get connected with SDBA’s projects – we have exciting work to do in 2019! NEW: Relieving millions in local Medical Debt through pennies-on-the-dollar buyback programs. NEW: A book group and seminar focused on Economic Inequality and Economic Theory for the modern age. Presenting debt and inequality related topics at forums, workshops and in radio productions. Promoting single-payer / Medicare for All to end the plague of medical debt Money bail reform and fighting modern day debtors’ prisons and exploitative ticketing and fining schemes Tiny Homes and other solutions for the … Continued
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 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 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
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Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
 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 … Continued
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Intro to SURJ Meeting (Show Up for Racial Justice) 6:45 pm
Intro to SURJ Meeting (Show Up for Racial Justice) @ Sierra Club
Feb 6 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? Come learn about our current work and activities. SURJ moves white people to act for justice, with passion and accountability, as part of a multi-racial majority.65518
Bread for Ed Organizing Meeting 7:00 pm
Bread for Ed Organizing Meeting @ Oakland Education Association
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland teachers are gearing up for a likely strike to win the schools their students deserve! But they need your support to win—and you can help through the Bread for Ed campaign. Bread for Ed will provide meals at solidarity schools, food trucks at picket lines, and more. There are 37,000 students and around 3,000 members of the Oakland Educators Association in this fight to defend the public school in Oakland. The vast majority of these students depend on free or reduced lunches, so this project is a critical show … Continued
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E12th & 23rd Homeless Eviction Defense 8:00 am
E12th & 23rd Homeless Eviction Defense @ The Village
Feb 7 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
The encampment at E 12th & 23rd Ave got eviction notice, happening over a week: Thursday 1/31 Friday 2/1 Thurs 2/7 Fri 2/8. We’re asking for folks to come for eviction support at 8 am each day – bringing coffee, breakfast, and doing copwatch/documentation. — The Village, Oakland (@VillageOakland) January 29, 2019 65562
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E12th & 23rd Homeless Eviction Defense 8:00 am
E12th & 23rd Homeless Eviction Defense @ The Village
Feb 8 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
The encampment at E 12th & 23rd Ave got eviction notice, happening over a week: Thursday 1/31 Friday 2/1 Thurs 2/7 Fri 2/8. We’re asking for folks to come for eviction support at 8 am each day – bringing coffee, breakfast, and doing copwatch/documentation. — The Village, Oakland (@VillageOakland) January 29, 2019 65562
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance Meeting 6:30 pm
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance Meeting @ Omni Commons
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Please be on time, so we can start the meeting early. We’ll be discussing and planning our next direct action for the month of February, and sharing community updates.65608
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‘Doughnut Economics’ Reading Group 4:30 pm
‘Doughnut Economics’ Reading Group @ Omni Commons
Feb 9 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
‘Doughnut Economics’ Reading Group @ Omni Commons
Doughnut Economics Reading Group: Creating a world with neither human suffering nor planetary peril Doughnut Economics: 7 ways to think like a 21st century economist By Kate Raworth Chelsea Green Publishing (2017) The capitalist economic system defines every aspect of our lives: the schooling and medical care we get, where we live, and how we sustain ourselves. The system works for a lucky few and exploits everyone else. And it’s a real threat to the survival of our species (and many others) on this planet. We know the system needs to change—but we … Continued
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Bay Area Poor People’s Campaign Steering Committee Meeting 3:00 pm
Bay Area Poor People’s Campaign Steering Committee Meeting @ Citizen Engagement Lab
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Poor People’s Campaign, A National Call for Moral Revival (PPC) focuses on fighting the four pillars of evil: poverty, systemic racism, the war economy and environmental devastation, and on shifting the moral narrative. PPC supporters in the Bay Area have come together to form the Bay Area PPC Steering Committee and hope you can join this effort and share this information with others who may be interested. In the PPC, people directly impacted by the 4 pillars of evil are central in our work. We look forward to your … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 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 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
Prep Meeting for March to Oily Wells for Fossil Fuel Freedom 3:00 pm
Prep Meeting for March to Oily Wells for Fossil Fuel Freedom
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Prep Meeting for March to Oily Wells for Fossil Fuel Freedom
Join 350 Silicon Valley in a San Francisco meeting to prepare for its two-day, 34-mile March for Fossil Fuel Freedom, starting in Palo Alto and ending with direct action against Oily Wells (Fargo), one of the biggest funders of fossil fuel. Get march updates, and join Action Teams to plan entertainment and meals for our “Stagecoach Stops”; work on march and rally logistics; begin implementing outreach and publicity strategy; and more. Partners, please plan to send a representative – all hands on deck! Note that this meeting will be in a … Continued
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly 7:30 pm
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
John Lindsay-Poland will be addressing the Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors Task Force Recommendations for reconstituting Urban shield. Doors open at 7. We start promptly at 7:30. Questions? Email info@indivisibleberkeley.org.65603
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Public Bank East Bay General Membership Meeting 5:30 pm
Public Bank East Bay General Membership Meeting @ East Bay for Everyone
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Public Bank East Bay General Membership Meeting @ East Bay for Everyone
Next Organizers’ Meeting: Come Get Involved in the Effort to Create a Regional Public Bank! Working Group Meetings: The Advocacy Working Group meets with public officials, government staff and other stakeholders to learn what they can teach us about integrating a public bank into existing systems, and to convince them to support our bank. Drop us a note (contact@friendsofpublicbankofoakland.org) if you want to participate.  Read a report on a recent Sacramento lobbying and public testimony outing. The Outreach Working Group needs organizers, and people to staff tables and talk to … Continued
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room  | San Francisco | California | United States
OTU’s Mission The Oakland Tenants Union is an organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggle with landlords, impacting legislation and public policy about housing, community education, and working with other organizations committed to furthering renters’ rights. The Oakland Tenants Union is open to anyone who shares our core values and who believes that tenants themselves have the primary responsibility to work on their own behalf. Monthly Meetings The Oakland Tenants Union meets regularly at 7:00 … Continued
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Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay. We fight against “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” spy drones, facial recognition, police body cameras and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones, to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government. We draft and push for privacy legislation for City Councils, at the County level, and in Sacramento. We advocate in op-eds and in the streets. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and believe no … Continued
No Coal In Richmond 7:00 pm
No Coal In Richmond @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Coal outta Richmond! Mile-long coal trains of 100 open railcars run through Richmond’s residential neighborhoods and are unloaded at the Levin-Richmond Terminal, only a few blocks from homes, schools, and workplaces. As we transition to a fossil-free future, the coal industry is maintaining its profits by increasing exports. Coal-burning power plants in China, Korea and Japan make West Coast ports such as Richmond prime targets for coal exports. These power plants have been cited as being a main reason for the increase in the carbon that is accelerating our climate … Continued
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Homeless Eviction Support Needed! 8:00 am
Homeless Eviction Support Needed! @ Lake Merritt North Shore by the columns
Feb 14 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
EVICTION SUPPORT NEEDED Thu & Fri starting 8amAll Lake Merritt camps getting booted. Bring coffee, bkfst, trashbags, lunch. Starting at columns @Lakeshore— Anti Police-Terror (@APTPaction) February 13, 2019 65638
Make Sure the BART Board Approves Oscar Grant Way! 9:00 am
Make Sure the BART Board Approves Oscar Grant Way! @ BART Boardroom, 20th Street Mall, Third Floor
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us this Thursday at the BART Board mtg and next week to celebrate the people that made #ReclaimMLKOak possible . Last month the Oakland City Council unanimously approved a resolution to name an unnamed street near Fruitvale Station as Oscar Grant Way. Join us and Oscar Grant’s family this Thursday at the BART Board of Directors meeting to make sure they approve the motion! Dear APTP supporters, Huge THANK YOU to everyone that came out last month to support the 5th Annual People’s March to Reclaim King’s Legacy! It … Continued
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Homeless Eviction Support Needed! 8:00 am
Homeless Eviction Support Needed! @ Lake Merritt North Shore by the columns
Feb 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
EVICTION SUPPORT NEEDED Thu & Fri starting 8amAll Lake Merritt camps getting booted. Bring coffee, bkfst, trashbags, lunch. Starting at columns @Lakeshore— Anti Police-Terror (@APTPaction) February 13, 2019 65638
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance Meeting 6:30 pm
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance Meeting @ Omni Commons
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Please be on time, so we can start the meeting early. We’ll be discussing and planning our next direct action for the month of February, and sharing community updates.65608
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Sunflower Alliance 12:30 pm
Sunflower Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Feb 17 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Please join us for our regular biweekly meeting of the Sunflower Alliance.  We’ll discuss ongoing campaigns and future plans and identify upcoming actions we can take to fight fossil fuels and work for a just and sustainable world.  Old friends and newcomers are equally welcome.  We need your participation and your voice! Come early to hang out and share a potluck lunch. 12:30 potluck lunch Meeting 1-3  65614
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 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 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
Slingshot new volunteer meeting / article brainstorm for issue #129 7:00 pm
Slingshot new volunteer meeting / article brainstorm for issue #129 @ Longhaul
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Slingshot new volunteer meeting / article brainstorm for issue #129 @ Longhaul
Kick-off meeting to create Slingshot issue #129. Slingshot is an independent radical newspaper published in Berkeley since 1988. * Brainstorm articles for next issue * Discussion forum for your article ideas * Orientation on how you can submit articles, art, photographs * Help us discuss our audience and themes for the next issue * Discuss fundraising and distribution * Your chance to comment on Slingshot Everyone is welcome. Issue #129 is due out on April 20, 2019 Deadline for Issue #129 is April 6, 2019 65630
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Northern California No Coal Alliance 6:00 pm
Northern California No Coal Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Northern California No Coal Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Help launch a Bay-Area-wide movement to keep coal out of our communities! Oakland, Richmond, and Vallejo residents have been fighting coal export terminals — already operating or threatening to open — for years. Now the “No Coal” movement is coming together on a regional level to keep coal out of Northern California. People from the communities fighting coal will come together to share experiences and make plans. Everyone is welcome.   65649
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APTP General Meeting 7:30 pm
APTP General Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Come out to our next general meeting to celebrate the volunteers who made Reclaim MLK Day possible and to get a recap of the highlights from that day!65632
Indivisible Berkeley: Economic Justice Team 7:30 pm
Indivisible Berkeley: Economic Justice Team
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join our team as we plan more individual divestment workshops, talk about CA state legislation, and more! RSVP65722
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Richmond Progressive Alliance Meeting 2:00 pm
Richmond Progressive Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
RPA membership meeting Mark your calendars for the next RPA membership meeting! All RPA members are welcome. Join here. Membership can be renewed online or at the door. Agenda will be emailed prior to the meeting. 65625
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance Meeting 6:30 pm
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance Meeting @ Omni Commons
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Please be on time, so we can start the meeting early. We’ll be discussing and planning our next direct action for the month of February, and sharing community updates.65608
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 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 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
TANC General Assembly 3:00 pm
TANC General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This month we’re continuing to try out a new day/time for our assembly: Sunday afternoon! For this February assembly, we’ll be preparing to protest: TANC is planning a rally for sometime in the next couple months. We’ll also be brainstorming a longer-term project to work with the public housing. We’ll also be checking up on other projects, including tenant councils. Let’s get organized against the Bay Area housing market!65700
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