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MayDay in the Bay: Worker & Community Caravan 10:00 am
MayDay in the Bay: Worker & Community Caravan @ Ssa Berth 59 Port of Oakland
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
GENERAL STRIKE on Friday, May 1st, 2020. We are encouraging everyone through the U.S. and the world to join us in engaging #NoWork #NoShopping #NoRent #NoMortgage #NoEviction #NoDebt #NoSchool #NoPrison #NoDetention actions. Join us from 10-11 AM for a rally with the ILWU at the Oakland Port. At 11 AM we leave for a car & bike caravan up Broadway to demand: 1. RELEASE ALL PRISONERS (Oakland Jail @ 11) 2. EQUITABLE EDUCATION FOR ALL (OUSD HQ @ 11:30) 3. POWER & RESOURCES TO THE PEOPLE (City Hall @ 12) … Continued
Mayday Rally at Children’s Hospital – PPE for All 2:00 pm
Mayday Rally at Children’s Hospital – PPE for All @ Children's Hospital
May 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
From: Alameda Labor Council May 1st “Rally” at 2:00pm at CHO * “Rally” Keeping a safe distance from each other on May 1, 2020. * 2:00 pm in front of the Children’s Hospital Oakland. 747 52nd St. * We deserve to be treated with respect and to be kept safe by our employer during this pandemic. * If nurses and all health care workers aren’t safe, no one is safe. Not our patients, our loved ones or our communities. * The right to full contract protection is fundamental to our … Continued
AROC: Friday Night Forums 5:00 pm
AROC: Friday Night Forums @ Online or by phone
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT FORUMS: INTERNATIONAL LESSONS ON ORGANIZING Join us this Friday, on May Day, International Workers Day, at 5pm PST/8pm EST. Rachel Herzing will be in conversation with Kali Akuno (Cooperation Jackson),  Zenei Cortez (National Nurses United) and Vijay Prashad (Tricontinental). Fridays at 5pm PST/8pm EST May 1: Organizing Workers Register May 8: Sanctions on Iran Register May 15: Palestine & the Blockade on Gaza Register May 22: China and US Relations Register May 29: Abolition & the COVID-19 Crisis Register RECORDINGS OF PREVIOUS FORUMS April 17: Venezuela and Sanctions … Continued
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Lenin on Democracy and Dictatorship & its relevance for our time. 10:30 am
Lenin on Democracy and Dictatorship & its relevance for our time.
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Lenin on Democracy and Dictatorship & its relevance for our time.
Lenin on Democracy and Dictatorship & its relevance for our time. Workers in the US accepted New Deal in 1939, got jobs & social security benefits in return for giving up struggle for power to rule the society; only to lose it a generation later. US Democracy: Bill Clinton gave us NAFTA; shipped jobs to China, Bush set us up to be robbed by Banks, Obama sold us “Hope” only to be defrauded by Wall Street, and so workers, given the choices, elected Trump, the impostor. Sanders denounced Trump only … Continued
How to use Social Media to Drive Environmental Change: 11:00 am
How to use Social Media to Drive Environmental Change: @ Online
May 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
LIVESTREAM! How to use Social Media to Drive Environmental Change – Climate Change RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/livestream-how-to-use-social-media-to-drive-environmental-change–tickets-93000512035 In response COVID-19, the Ecology Center is joining in the community efforts to keep everyone safe and healthy “How to us Social Media to Drive Environmental Change” will now be offered as an interactive livestream presentation! In the second of her three Livestream workshop series, Jessica Jane Robinson will share, in-depth, the second part of her United Nations 68th Civil Society Conference presentation, “Why Zero Waste,” that she presented on August 28th, 2019. She will explain … Continued
Sunflower Alliance 1:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
We’re looking forward to connecting with you on Zoom — we hope you’ll join us for our next regular Sunday meeting. We’ll share updates on key campaigns — yes, they are still going forward — and open the space for discussion. We want to hear from you! If you could use some Zoom tech support, join at 12:50 WHERE Zoom link 67870
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend … Continued
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Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
May 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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COVID-19 and Climate: The Future of Energy 12:30 pm
COVID-19 and Climate: The Future of Energy @ Online
May 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
COVID-19 and Climate: The Future of Energy @ Online
COVID-19 and Climate: The Future of Energy Where: Online via livestream; RSVP at link (FREE): https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2020-05-06/covid-19-and-climate-future-energy After decades spent trying to reach 100 million barrels of daily production, the oil industry is devastated from the sudden evaporation of demand. Renewables are also taking a big hit with projections that half of America’s solar workers will lose their jobs. Federal relief packages are bailing out airlines and public transportation, while excluding any help for clean energy. What are the energy impacts of the COVID-19 recession? How will this reshape use of … Continued
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AROC: Friday Night Forums 5:00 pm
AROC: Friday Night Forums @ Online or by phone
May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT FORUMS: INTERNATIONAL LESSONS ON ORGANIZING Join us this Friday, on May Day, International Workers Day, at 5pm PST/8pm EST. Rachel Herzing will be in conversation with Kali Akuno (Cooperation Jackson),  Zenei Cortez (National Nurses United) and Vijay Prashad (Tricontinental). Fridays at 5pm PST/8pm EST May 1: Organizing Workers Register May 8: Sanctions on Iran Register May 15: Palestine & the Blockade on Gaza Register May 22: China and US Relations Register May 29: Abolition & the COVID-19 Crisis Register RECORDINGS OF PREVIOUS FORUMS April 17: Venezuela and Sanctions … Continued
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No State Execution by COVID-19! 10:00 am
No State Execution by COVID-19! @ Meet: Larkspur Ferry Terminal Parking Lot, Event at West Gate of San Quentin
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
No State Execution by COVID-19! Join the Car Caravan to San Quentin – May 9th The Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal is calling for a car caravan/protest and rally at San Quentin Prison on Saturday May 9th. We demand that Governor Newsom act to prevent prisoners from being infected by this deadly pandemic. Overcrowded and unsanitary conditions which are pervasive in San Quentin and prisons across the country! In the Marion, Ohio prison fully 80% of prisoners have tested positive! Packing inmates like sardines in San Quentin Prison … Continued
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Interfaith Prayers for Healing 10:30 am
Interfaith Prayers for Healing @ Online via Zoom
May 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to healing. The Bahá’í community of Oakland is organizing this gathering for the community to connect, share prayers, writings and poems from all spiritual traditions, reflect and recharge and build coalitions interested in healing. “Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of Thee is my remedy. Nearness to Thee is my hope, and love for Thee is my companion. Thy mercy to me is my healing and my succor in both this world and the world to come. … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend … Continued
Green Sunday: Workers’ Organizing in the Age of the Pandemic 5:00 pm
Green Sunday: Workers’ Organizing in the Age of the Pandemic @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM' See connection info at bottom
May 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Green Sunday: Workers’ Organizing in the Age of the Pandemic Even as we are embroiled in both a health and economic crisis, workers face not only massive layoffs, but a range of issues around safety and protective equipment, cuts in pay/resources, and loss of housing and adequate food supply. Yet workers throughout the nation, both in unions and outside, are resisting not only around basic needs, but expanding demands around control of work conditions and joining collective labor organizations. We will present two labor activists who will discuss local and … Continued
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Public Bank of the East Bay 6:00 pm
Public Bank of the East Bay @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
We seem to be settling on meeting every two weeks, so after the May 11 meeting, the next one will probably be May 25 (unless we change that because of the Memorial Day Holiday). Email us for the Zoom link if you want to join, and also let us know if you’d like to plan an earlier conversation to bring you up to speed. Things May Be Happening Fast The COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant economic chaos cannot possibly be configured as good in any way. At the same time, the government … Continued
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
May 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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Stop the Sheriff from Stealing $250+M – Tell the Board of Supervisors ‘No Mas’ 1:30 pm
Stop the Sheriff from Stealing $250+M – Tell the Board of Supervisors ‘No Mas’ @ Online
May 12 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors, at its upcoming meeting on May 12th, will consider a request from Alameda County Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern for an additional $255 million or more over the next three years for the stated purpose of increasing staffing at the Alameda County Santa Rita Jail in Dublin despite the continuing decrease in the jail population. This is precisely the wrong way to spend County money, especially during the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Rather than giving the Sheriff more money for fewer prisoners, the Board … Continued
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COVID-19: Tracking, data privacy, and getting the numbers right: 10:00 am
COVID-19: Tracking, data privacy, and getting the numbers right: @ Webcast
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
As plans for re-opening businesses, communities, and schools emerge, mechanisms to track the SARS-COV-2 virus become increasingly critical to consider. In this conversation led by Nobel Laureate Saul Perlmutter, Director of the Berkeley Institute for Data Science and Professor of Physics, Berkeley faculty will present their recent research findings and data on COVID-19 infection and death rates. They will discuss how they are using data to better understand how many people are infected and actually dying from COVID-19, whether infections and deaths are going up or down, and how much … Continued
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM' - SEE BELOW
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM' - SEE BELOW
Description below. CONNECTION INFO FOR JUNE 17th (STAY TUNED) CONNECTION INFO FOR MAY 13th [ Removed. Now past. ] CONNECTION INFO FOR APRIL 15th: [ Removed. Now past. ] CONNECTION INFO FOR MARCH 25th: [ Removed. Now past. ]   Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay and nationwide. We fight against spy drones, facial recognition, police body camera secrecy, anti-transparency laws and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones; we oppose “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” —  to … Continued
DSA Green New Deal Committee Monthly Meeting (Virtual) 6:45 pm
DSA Green New Deal Committee Monthly Meeting (Virtual) @ Online
May 13 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Our Green New Deal Committee meets on the second Wednesday each month. We will discuss eco-socialist issues, upcoming events and actions, committee priorities, and campaigns. All are welcome! Please note that due to COVID-19, that this committee meeting will be conducted via Zoom video call. Please RSVP: https://www.eastbaydsa.org/events/1274/2020-05-13-green-new-deal-committee-monthly-meeting-virtual/ to receive the URL to the meeting.67853
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Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission 5:30 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
May 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Agenda 2. Open Forum/Public Comment 4. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – Forensic Logic Impact Report and proposed Use Policy -review and take possible action. 5. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – UAS (Drone) Impact Report and proposed Use Policy – review and take possible action PUBLIC PARTICIPATION The Privacy Advisory Commission encourages public participation in the online board meetings. The public may observe and/or participate in this meeting in several ways. OBSERVE: • To observe the meeting by video conference, please click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88574901972 at the noticed … Continued
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AROC: Friday Night Forums 5:00 pm
AROC: Friday Night Forums @ Online or by phone
May 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT FORUMS: INTERNATIONAL LESSONS ON ORGANIZING Join us this Friday, on May Day, International Workers Day, at 5pm PST/8pm EST. Rachel Herzing will be in conversation with Kali Akuno (Cooperation Jackson),  Zenei Cortez (National Nurses United) and Vijay Prashad (Tricontinental). Fridays at 5pm PST/8pm EST May 1: Organizing Workers Register May 8: Sanctions on Iran Register May 15: Palestine & the Blockade on Gaza Register May 22: China and US Relations Register May 29: Abolition & the COVID-19 Crisis Register RECORDINGS OF PREVIOUS FORUMS April 17: Venezuela and Sanctions … Continued
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DSA East Bay General Meeting 1:00 pm
DSA East Bay General Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
It’s time to elect a new East Bay DSA Steering Committee! Join us for our May General Meeting and Steering Committee Candidate Forum via online conferencing (link TBA). During the first hour, we’ll hear updates from our committees and learn about ways to plug in to DSA. The second half of the meeting will be dedicated to our Steering Committee Candidate Forum. You’ll get to hear candidates talk about their vision for our chapter’s future and answer moderated questions from assembled members. All Steering Committee members are elected for a … Continued
COVID-19: Global Pandemic & Climate Disruption With Mike Davis 4:00 pm
COVID-19: Global Pandemic & Climate Disruption With Mike Davis @ Online
May 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
he COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the nature of the capitalist system for all to see. It has revealed the vulnerability of the poorest people in society. It has shown clearly who is essential to our health and well being, and who is not. As the pandemic impacts societies across the globe, it gives us a glimpse of what massive climate disruption could also bring. The choice in front of us is clear – we have to organize our forces to save ourselves and life on our planet. Join us for … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century (New Book) 4:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century (New Book) @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
May 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century (New Book) @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
EMAIL STRIKE.DEBT.BAY.AREA@GMAIL.COM FOR CONNECTION INFO. Strike Debt Bay Area proudly hosts a non-technical book group discussion monthly on new and radical economic thinking. Previous readings have included Doughnut Economics, Limits, Banking on the People, and Capital and Its Discontents. We will be reading the first half (Chapters 1-3) of How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century (Amazon, Abe Books, Verso) for the April 18th meeting and the rest of the book for the May 16th meeting. What is wrong with capitalism, and how can we change it? Capitalism … Continued
Indivisible Berkeley General Meeting 6:30 pm
Indivisible Berkeley General Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
We start promptly at 6:30 – note the new time! “Doors open” at 6 for socializing and tech troubleshooting. If you have never used Zoom before, we recommend you try connecting at 6 so if there is an issue one of our tech gurus can help you out before the meeting begins. We will be using the Zoom video conferencing system for this meeting. You can download the software to your computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet by visiting https://zoom.us/download. For very detailed instructions, visit the IB Zoom Tips & Tricks page. The link to … Continued
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Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
U.S. Sanctions: The Weaponization of the Global Financial System    While wars have historically been fought with soldiers and guns, the sole superpower has realized its monopoly ability to wage financial war through sanctions and embargoes against its perceived enemies around the world, such as Iran, North Korea, China, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Russia, Syria, Gaza.  How and why does the United States alone exercise this extraterritorial power to such devastating effect? Dr. Sharat G. Lin is a research fellow at the San José Peace and Justice Center.  He writes and lectures on global political economy, labor … Continued
North Oakland Distribution Drive for Local Encampments 11:00 am
North Oakland Distribution Drive for Local Encampments @ Omni Commons
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
North Oakland Neighbors! We are doing our distribution again and we would love your support for these dates: Sunday 5.17 (Donations) 11am-1pm Wednesday 5.20 (Donations) 3pm-5pm Sunday 5.24 (Donations) 11am-1pm Wednesday 5.27 (Donations) 3pm-5pm Sunday 5.31 (Distribution) 10am-5pm Wednesdays & Sundays (5/17, 20, 24, 27): We are asking OUR HOUSED neighbors to contribute hygiene supplies, canned food, bottled water, rain gear, tarps, garbage bags, $$ et al to be redistributed on Sunday May 31st to encampments in North Oakland dealing with the COVID 19. We will sanitize and package your … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend … Continued
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Surveillance Technology Governance During and After COVID-19 12:00 pm
Surveillance Technology Governance During and After COVID-19 @ Online
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Panel: Surveillance Technology Governance During and After COVID-19   Registration: https://stanford.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Fl17AmcaT7ycekMQi1Vm6Q As the world rushes to put contact tracing and illness-tracking tools in place to enable effective response to the coronavirus pandemic, privacy experts are raising concerns about exactly how this technology will be built and governed. Join us for a panel, co-sponsored by the Corporations and Society Initiative at Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, on the use and governance of surveillance technology during (and after) the coronavirus pandemic. … Continued
Know Your Rights! Training – Berkeley Copwatch 3:00 pm
Know Your Rights! Training – Berkeley Copwatch @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
*Specifically for outreach workers and anyone dealing with police and trying to safe on the streets* Topic: Copwatch Know Your Rights Training Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83950626113?pwd=VlBrY1JjVmNpZ0NGc2Z6S005VmY3UT09 Meeting ID: 839 5062 6113 Password: 804253 One tap mobile +16699009128,,83950626113#,,1#,804253# US (San Jose) +13462487799,,83950626113#,,1#,804253# US (Houston) Dial by your location +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) Meeting ID: 839 5062 6113 … Continued
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ACLU of California Legislative Webinar: COVID-19, Current Bills, & Building Community 5:30 pm
ACLU of California Legislative Webinar: COVID-19, Current Bills, & Building Community @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
May 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
ACLU of California Legislative Webinar Registration to obtain Zoom info: https://action.aclu.org/webform/legislative-webinar Find out what the ACLU is doing to protect civil rights and civil liberties during the pandemic and how you can get involved to help build power in your community! When we started the year, we expected to organize for legislation that would create better lives for people in our communities and secure civil rights and civil liberties for all. We could never have anticipated how our lives, our economy, and our politics would be disrupted by this pandemic. … Continued
APTP Virtual General Meeting 7:00 pm
APTP Virtual General Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hey All, The work hasn’t stopped! Quite the opposite. Much work going on to defend the most vulnerable in our communities. Join us in our virtual monthly membership meeting to hear what’s going on and talk about how you can help. Agenda: – Cat Brooks on the #BlackNewDeal – James Burch on #AB2054 the #CRISESAct, which passed out of committee on May 12 – Rebecca Ruiz with update on #AuditAhern and #SantaRita jail next steps – James Burch Update on the San Leandro PD murder of #Justice4StevenTaylor and next steps. … Continued
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Help Us Stop Face Surveillance and Support Universal Broadband in California 5:00 pm
Help Us Stop Face Surveillance and Support Universal Broadband in California @ Online
May 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
During a national crisis like the one we’re facing now, lawmakers must make critical decisions on a number of topics, which can define our future for decades to come. EFF is fighting to make sure that the policy changes we make in this moment are in service of a just, equitable, and healthy future for all of us. Here are two things you can do to make sure lawmakers to do the right thing in California. First, join us to learn about how face surveillance technology vendors are using this … Continued
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AROC: Friday Night Forums 5:00 pm
AROC: Friday Night Forums @ Online or by phone
May 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT FORUMS: INTERNATIONAL LESSONS ON ORGANIZING Join us this Friday, on May Day, International Workers Day, at 5pm PST/8pm EST. Rachel Herzing will be in conversation with Kali Akuno (Cooperation Jackson),  Zenei Cortez (National Nurses United) and Vijay Prashad (Tricontinental). Fridays at 5pm PST/8pm EST May 1: Organizing Workers Register May 8: Sanctions on Iran Register May 15: Palestine & the Blockade on Gaza Register May 22: China and US Relations Register May 29: Abolition & the COVID-19 Crisis Register RECORDINGS OF PREVIOUS FORUMS April 17: Venezuela and Sanctions … Continued
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Intro to DSA 5:45 pm
Intro to DSA
May 23 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Democratic Socialist politicians like Bernie Sanders, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are raising the expectations of millions of people across the United States and bringing them into a political awakening. The membership of DSA, the largest socialist organization in the United States, is rapidly growing by the thousands. Millions of everyday people are calling for Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, universal rent control, and more. But what is democratic socialism? What does it mean to be a member of DSA? Let’s talk about it. Join us to discuss … Continued
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Sunday Morning At The Marxist Library: Public Banking Gains Momentum 10:30 am
Sunday Morning At The Marxist Library: Public Banking Gains Momentum @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Public Banking Gathers Momentum in 2020    Public Banking is a root solution that helps all other solutions from healthcare and COVID-19 to a real Green New Deal. Public banks partner with community banks and serve the interest of the public, not Wall Street. The 100-year-old Bank of North Dakota is currently the only state bank, but this year that could change. In fall of 2019 California passed a law that established a pathway for public banks at all levels from municipal to state. Now in 2020, due to the … Continued
North Oakland Distribution Drive for Local Encampments 11:00 am
North Oakland Distribution Drive for Local Encampments @ Omni Commons
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
North Oakland Neighbors! We are doing our distribution again and we would love your support for these dates: Sunday 5.17 (Donations) 11am-1pm Wednesday 5.20 (Donations) 3pm-5pm Sunday 5.24 (Donations) 11am-1pm Wednesday 5.27 (Donations) 3pm-5pm Sunday 5.31 (Distribution) 10am-5pm Wednesdays & Sundays (5/17, 20, 24, 27): We are asking OUR HOUSED neighbors to contribute hygiene supplies, canned food, bottled water, rain gear, tarps, garbage bags, $$ et al to be redistributed on Sunday May 31st to encampments in North Oakland dealing with the COVID 19. We will sanitize and package your … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend … Continued
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Public Bank of the East Bay Organizers’ Meeting 6:00 pm
Public Bank of the East Bay Organizers’ Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Email us for the Zoom link if you want to join, and also let us know if you’d like to plan an earlier conversation to bring you up to speed. Things May Be Happening Fast The COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant economic chaos cannot possibly be configured as good in any way. At the same time, the government bodies in the East Bay which have to support public banking for us to move forward are showing a substantially heightened level of interest. It’s too soon for us to say anything definite, … Continued
Socially Distanced Socialist Social 6:00 pm
Socially Distanced Socialist Social @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Let’s face it, we could all use a vacation right now, but the closest that most of us can get to a palm tree is that one Zoom background of a beach. We have the solution: dress for the vacation you want, chill down or shake up something special to drink, locate your most vacated virtual background, and join the East Bay DSA for our first virtual Socializing with Socialists. Staying at home all day can be kind of isolating, but if we have to be isolated, let’s be isolated … Continued
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Audit Ahern Coalition Meeting 4:00 pm
Audit Ahern Coalition Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Audit Ahern Coalition that’s based in the Ella Baker Center and includes several other organizations is holding a Zoom meeting to rethink our approach and perhaps launch new directions for our efforts to do something about:  our terrible County Sheriff Ahern, his bloated budget and latest successful move to get a lot more money for incarceration; the human rights abuses by his office; the poor conditions, large number of deaths, and Covid-19 crisis at the County Jail (Santa Rita); the need for more decarceration, diversion programs, and community mental … Continued
POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN VIRTUAL TOWN HALL 4:00 pm
POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN VIRTUAL TOWN HALL @ Online
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN VIRTUAL TOWN HALL @ Online
Call to Action and Conscience: Systemic Racism, Poverty, Voting Rights, Healthcare and the Pandemic. Join us on 5/26/20 at 4 PM PT (7 PM ET) for a virtual town. This event will be broadcast live on our official FB page: https://www.facebook.com/anewppc/ Please join this important discussion on the impacts of systemic racism, poverty, voting rights, healthcare and Covid-19 in the black community as we organize to build power for the Virtual Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington taking place on June 20th. This discussion will include a call … Continued
Palestine, Zionism and Racial Justice: An Introduction 5:00 pm
Palestine, Zionism and Racial Justice: An Introduction @ Online
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Palestine, Zionism and Racial Justice: An Introduction @ Online
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Car Caravan at Lake Merritt: Protect City Services 5:30 pm
Car Caravan at Lake Merritt: Protect City Services
May 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tell Oakland City Council and Mayor Schaaf: Protect our public services! Circle Lake Merritt STARTING POINT: Lucky’s parking lot by Lake Merritt ******************************** Mayor Schaaf will be announcing her budget proposal on Tuesday, May 26. During this crisis, in which public services are needed more than ever, we reject all cuts to city services. The City needs to use its ‘rainy day’ reserve money meant for times like this. We are going to caravan around Lake Merritt to show the City Council and Mayor Schaaf that Oakland is united against … Continued
Covering Covid-19 in Oakland 7:00 pm
Covering Covid-19 in Oakland
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Oakland Voices for a conversation about journalists covering Oakland during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests include: Davey D, host of Hard Knock Radio; and Darwin Bondgraham, news editor for Berkeleyside’s forthcoming Oakland newsroom. Moderated by Rasheed Shabazz and introduced by Momo Chang of Oakland Voices. oaklandvoices.us RSVP: https://bit.ly/ovweb-0526 A conversation among reporters, editors, and other media makers.I'll be talking about reporting during the #COVID19 pandemic alongside Davey D with Rasheed Shabazz tonight, 7pm. Join us here – https://t.co/4QnkKlaDyw pic.twitter.com/MPBnnURMA3— Darwin BondGraham (@DarwinBondGraha) May 26, 2020 67919
Wake the ZUCK UP! 9:00 pm
Wake the ZUCK UP! @ Online
May 26 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join us for a virtual protest the night before the Facebook shareholders’ meeting Pro-democracy activists have a message for Facebook shareholders: “Wake the ZUCK Up!” We’ll project this message and others onto the side of the Facebook building in San Francisco the night before the shareholders’ virtual meeting. We’ll be urging the shareholders to protect the public from lies, hate, and disinformation in political advertisements during the 2020 election season. Watch a livestream of the action at https://www.facebook.com/GlobalExchange/ Shareholders will be considering a proposal to study and report on Facebook’s … Continued
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The Pandemic, the Economic Crisis and Just Transition 5:00 pm
The Pandemic, the Economic Crisis and Just Transition @ ONLINE
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join the Labor Network for Sustainability, the Climate Justice Alliance, the Indigenous Environmental Network and a team of scholars and activists for the launch of the Just Transition Listening Project. The first session will focus on action in the unfolding economic crisis, featuring the renowned Noam Chomsky, just transition scholar Robert Pollin, and Economic Policy Institute president Thea Lee. Over the course of the next four months, the Just Transition Listening Project will bring together the stories of workers and community members as they experience extreme changes in their local … Continued
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Oakland Police Commission 5:30 pm
Oakland Police Commission @ Online
May 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
• To observe, the public may view the televised video conference by viewing KTOP channel 10 on Xfinity (Comcast) or ATT Channel 99 and locating City of Oakland KTOP – Channel 10 • To observe the meeting by video conference, please click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87212045112 at the noticed meeting time. Instructions on how to join a meeting by video conference are available at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193, which is a webpage entitled “Joining a Meeting” Some Agenda Items of Possible Interest: X. Commission Discussion of, and Possible Action On, City Administration’s Proposed … Continued
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AROC: Friday Night Forums 5:00 pm
AROC: Friday Night Forums @ Online or by phone
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT FORUMS: INTERNATIONAL LESSONS ON ORGANIZING Join us this Friday, on May Day, International Workers Day, at 5pm PST/8pm EST. Rachel Herzing will be in conversation with Kali Akuno (Cooperation Jackson),  Zenei Cortez (National Nurses United) and Vijay Prashad (Tricontinental). Fridays at 5pm PST/8pm EST May 1: Organizing Workers Register May 8: Sanctions on Iran Register May 15: Palestine & the Blockade on Gaza Register May 22: China and US Relations Register May 29: Abolition & the COVID-19 Crisis Register RECORDINGS OF PREVIOUS FORUMS April 17: Venezuela and Sanctions … Continued
Minneapolis Solidarity Demo 8:00 pm
Minneapolis Solidarity Demo @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Minneapolis Solidarity Demo @ Oscar Grant Plaza
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Nat’l Day of Car Protests “Cancel the Rents & Mortgages! Make the Banks Pay! 10:00 am
Nat’l Day of Car Protests “Cancel the Rents & Mortgages! Make the Banks Pay!
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Nat'l Day of Car Protests "Cancel the Rents & Mortgages! Make the Banks Pay!
Join thousands of people across the country in car caravan protests on Saturday, May 30 to demand the cancellation of rents and mortgages for tenants, homeowners, small landlords and small businesses for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Protesters will adhere to social distancing guidelines and requirements, including wearing mask that have been established to respond to the Coronavirus outbreak. The effect on the people has been devastating. Nearly 90,000 people in the United States have died and more than 1.5 million have gotten sick as of May 18. 37 … Continued
Justice and Solidarity for George Floyd 6:00 pm
Justice and Solidarity for George Floyd @ Eden Sheriff's Station
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Justice and Solidarity for George Floyd @ Eden Sheriff's Station
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North Oakland Distribution Drive for Local Encampments 11:00 am
North Oakland Distribution Drive for Local Encampments @ Omni Commons
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
North Oakland Neighbors! We are doing our distribution again and we would love your support for these dates: Sunday 5.17 (Donations) 11am-1pm Wednesday 5.20 (Donations) 3pm-5pm Sunday 5.24 (Donations) 11am-1pm Wednesday 5.27 (Donations) 3pm-5pm Sunday 5.31 (Distribution) 10am-5pm Wednesdays & Sundays (5/17, 20, 24, 27): We are asking OUR HOUSED neighbors to contribute hygiene supplies, canned food, bottled water, rain gear, tarps, garbage bags, $$ et al to be redistributed on Sunday May 31st to encampments in North Oakland dealing with the COVID 19. We will sanitize and package your … Continued
Justice for George Floyd & Breonna Taylor Car Caravan 2:00 pm
Justice for George Floyd & Breonna Taylor Car Caravan @ Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
May 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
APTP will be holding a car caravan for #GeorgeFloyd and #BreonnaTaylor . We will gather in the parking lot at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park at 7th St and Middle Harbor Road at the Port of Oakland. We will have some signs or you can bring your own. Once the lot fills, please line up on 7th St, between Port View Park and Middle Harbor Park, facing Middle Harbor Park. (map posted in event discussion tab). Please wear masks when your windows are open and stay in your cars. If you … Continued
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 2:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
May 31 @ 2:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
Feed The People! The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 2 PM (3 PM during DST) 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. The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend … Continued