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Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission Agenda: 4. 5:15pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – discussion with staff and take action to adopt sequence of impact analysis and use policy writing for existing Fire Department equipment 5. 5:20pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – Unapproved Use of UAV by OPD during exigent circumstances – presentation of staff report and take possible action 6. 5:30pm: Review and discuss Federal Task Force MOU with Drug Enforcement Agency – take possible action 7. 5:50pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – Cell Site Simulator Impact Analysis and draft Use Policy – review … Continued
Cuba Report-back with Cindy Sheehan 7:00 pm
Cuba Report-back with Cindy Sheehan @ BFUU
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cindy Sheehan and gg Winter have a slide presentation and report from their recent trip to Cuba, including a celebration with four of the released Cuban 5 where Cindy was honored for her work in helping get them released. It was an amazing musical and dancing program put on for her and our group. Nice pictures of the occasion, and many others of the trip will be shown. Please attend and enjoy. Sponsored by the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Social Justice Committee. For occasional email notices of peace/eco/social justice … Continued
From the Good War to the Forever War 7:30 pm
From the Good War to the Forever War @ Pegasus Bookstore - Solano Ave
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  Renowned historian H. Bruce Franklin discusses Crash Course: From the Good War to he Forever War Growing up during the Second World War, H. Bruce Franklin believed what he was told: that America’s victory would lead to a new era of world peace. Like most Americans, he was soon led to believe in a world-wide Communist conspiracy that menaced the United States, forcing the nation into a disastrous war in Korea. But once he joined the U.S. Air Force and began flying top-secret missions as a navigator and intelligence officer, what … Continued
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MisdeamenorLand: Criminal Courts and Social Control in the Age of Broken Windows Policing 3:30 pm
MisdeamenorLand: Criminal Courts and Social Control in the Age of Broken Windows Policing @ Selznick Seminar Room
Nov 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
CSLS Book Event with Issa Kohler-Hausmann on Fri., Nov. 2 from 2-3:30p (reception to follow) pic.twitter.com/Pxz8D2x8R9— CSLS at UC Berkeley (@CSLSatBerkeley) October 5, 2018 65144
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Donations Dropoff for Victims of Fire at The Village 10:00 am
Donations Dropoff for Victims of Fire at The Village @ Omni Commons
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Donations for the 13 people directly impacted by the encampment fire @ e12th & 23rd can be dropped at Omni Commons on Saturday and Sunday, 11/3 and 4, from 10 am-3 pm.Contact T (512) 663-8871 if you have stuff to drop but need to find another time. https://t.co/TdhBWtOklV— ellie hwa (@spectralsex) November 2, 2018 65249
Daniela’s New Home Shelter Rebuild and Community Potluck 11:00 am
Daniela’s New Home Shelter Rebuild and Community Potluck
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come help us rebuild Daniela’s home. No more leaky roof for her Monica her mom age 43 and her younger brother. In fine barn raising fashion we will also be rebuilding several shelters for her unhoused neighbors. 11 am Opening remarks by encampment resident and project cooridinator Derrick Soo 1pm Community potluck lunch. Please bring food to share 2 – 5 pm finish rebuilding shelters65206
Socialism with Chinese Characteristics 2:00 pm
Socialism with Chinese Characteristics @ Starry Plough
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Suds, Snacks, & Socialism at the Starry Plough The Peace and Freedom Party presents Socialism with Chinese Characteristics In 1850, in an essay on Chinese Socialism, Karl Marx wrote: It may well be that Chinese socialism is related to European socialism just as Chinese philosophy is related to Hegelian philosophy. But it is an amusing fact that the oldest and most unshattered Empire on this earth has been pushed, in eight years, by the cotton ball of the English bourgeois toward the brink of a social upheaval that must have … Continued
STOP the War in Yemen Protest 2:00 pm
STOP the War in Yemen Protest @ UN Plaza, Civic Center Bart
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join Yemeni Alliance Committee (YAC) and our partners in SF to protest the ongoing US involvement in the war in #Yemen. Since March of 2015 Saudi Arabia and its coalition, which includes the Arab countries of: UAE, KUWAIT, BAHRAIN, QATAR, SUDAN, EGYPT, JORDAN, MOROCCO, backed and supported by the US AND THE UK-have been bombing Yemen. It has not been a civil war since then. The United States has provided the Saudis with weapons and logistical and intelligence support and helped refuel coalition jets (mid air) as they drop bombs … Continued
Ecumenical Peace Institute Autumn Gathering 5:30 pm
Ecumenical Peace Institute Autumn Gathering @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Zahra Billoo on Racisim, Islamophobia and Empire. She is a civil rights attorney and the ED of the SF Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Food Not Bombs will prepare a delicious vegetarian dinner.65174
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Donations Dropoff for Victims of Fire at The Village 10:00 am
Donations Dropoff for Victims of Fire at The Village @ Omni Commons
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Donations for the 13 people directly impacted by the encampment fire @ e12th & 23rd can be dropped at Omni Commons on Saturday and Sunday, 11/3 and 4, from 10 am-3 pm.Contact T (512) 663-8871 if you have stuff to drop but need to find another time. https://t.co/TdhBWtOklV— ellie hwa (@spectralsex) November 2, 2018 65249
How the US Left Can Resist the New Forms of US Imperialism 10:30 am
How the US Left Can Resist the New Forms of US Imperialism @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library How the US Left Can Resist the New Forms of US Imperialism What is common to LBJ’s “Falling Dominoes,” Carter’s “Humanitarian intervention,” Reagan’s “Shining City,” G. H. W. Bush’s “What We Say Goes,” G. W. Bush’s “God’s Mission,” Obama’s “Indispensable Country,” and Trump’s contradictory statements? It is imperialism in different garbs, adopted to the decaying capitalism over the past 40 years. ICSS Members Raj Sahai, Rick Sterling, and Roger Harris will speak, Charles Andrews will be our moderator. Seating is limited, so plan to … Continued
Intro to DSA 11:00 am
Intro to DSA @ James Kenney Park
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
You’ve become a member of the Democratic Socialists of America at an incredible time in the history of American socialism. It’s 2018, and socialism is ascendant. More and more people are standing up to say that they’ve had enough with a system that puts profit over people, that puts the wealth of the few over the dignity and flourishing of the many. Come on out to learn more about democratic socialism and get involved in our local activities here in the East Bay. New members and not-yet-members are welcome! If … Continued
Documentary Screening: Abundant Lands 6:30 pm
Documentary Screening: Abundant Lands @ Ecology Center
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Ecology Center for a theatre screening of the new documentary film Abundant Land, followed by a rich discussion and Q&A about traditional Hawaiian land management practices with the film’s director, Natasha Florentino, and Makena Silva, Native Hawaiian, social worker, and advocate. Abundant Land is a one-hour documentary about the Hawaiian community on Moloka’i opposing the biotech industry’s use of the island’s land, water, and other resources to test genetically engineered seeds. The film shows the rich legacy of traditional Hawaiian land management and farming self-sufficiency– as well as … Continued
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Stop The Tows, We Won’t Go Protest Against Mass Towing of RVs at Oakland City Hall 4:30 pm
Stop The Tows, We Won’t Go Protest Against Mass Towing of RVs at Oakland City Hall @ Oscar Grant Plaza, steps of City Hall
Nov 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Protest the towing and impoundment of otherwise homeless people’s RVs from the streets of Oakland. Sponsored by United Front Against Displacement, the Landless People’s Alliance, and the Here and Now Collective Decades Long Oakland Residents had the RVs they live in towed in mass on Tuesday, October 23. At least 15 were seized at the time from the area bordering Raimondi Park. In the last two weeks many have been forced to live on the street. Join them in demanding the city return the RVs. As police towed the RVs … Continued
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Green Party Election Night Party 7:00 pm
Green Party Election Night Party @ It's Your Move Games and Hobbies
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join us to watch the election returns, discuss local, state, and national politics, and otherwise have a great time!  We’ve done a lot of work this year, and now it’s time to party.  So come and join in the fun!  And if you’re able to, potluck snacks and drinks are encouraged.  See you on Tuesday evening! Express your green ideas and “like” us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/greenpartyofalamedacounty/ 65255
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The Day After the Midterms: In the Streets! Trump/Pence Must Go! 5:30 pm
The Day After the Midterms: In the Streets! Trump/Pence Must Go! @ City Hall steps
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Day After the Midterms: In the Streets! Trump/Pence Must Go! @ City Hall steps | San Francisco | California | United States
Regardless of whether you voted… No matter who wins… Come November 7, the day after the midterms, Trump/Pence remain at the helm of a fascist program of white supremacy, misogyny, and xenophobia Help wake and mobilize the one force that can stop a fascist America —millions of people in the streets saying NO! to The Trump/Pence Regime. 65244
Ella Baker Member and Ally Appreciation Party 6:00 pm
Ella Baker Member and Ally Appreciation Party @ The Lab, 3rd Floor
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a fun-filled evening with food and drinks as we celebrate and appreciate the incredible work of our members and allies. With all of you we were able to achieve some amazing victories this year that includes passing historic criminal justice reform laws, shining a light on the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, and laying the groundwork to repeal Oakland’s racist and unconstitutional loitering law.   We look forward to more victories together as we continue to build safe, healthy and strong communities… but on November 7, let’s party! Check out … Continued
Investing in Sanctuary 6:30 pm
Investing in Sanctuary @ Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Investing in Sanctuary: Freedom to Stay, Freedom to Move, Freedom to Return In a post-9/11 world, more than 70 border walls have been erected across the globe. The rights of migration, mobility, and movement are under attack and we must defend the freedom to stay, freedom to move, and freedom to return. Come learn about border walls, those who are profiting from them, and celebrate international resistance taking place around the world to defend human dignity and resistance to walls in their many forms. The event will include speakers live … Continued
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Defining ‘Public Charge’ : Inadmissibility for Immigration. Current Practice vs. Proposed Rule. 4:00 pm
Defining ‘Public Charge’ : Inadmissibility for Immigration. Current Practice vs. Proposed Rule. @ Nile Hall, Preservation Park
Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Defining 'Public Charge' : Inadmissibility for Immigration. Current Practice vs. Proposed Rule. @ Nile Hall, Preservation Park | Oakland | California | United States
About the Town Hall Alameda County’s Town Hall on Public Charge will bring together more than 125 local service providers and community members from across Alameda County. The Town Hall, which will be held in Oakland’s Preservation Park, will provide participants with the opportunity to: Learn about a proposed rule change to the federal “public charge” definition and how this change undermines efforts to economically empower families and promote public health. Ask questions about how the rule change would apply to families; how the rule change would impact the flow of federal funds … Continued
Nobody Is Above the Law—Mueller Protection Rapid Response 5:00 pm
Nobody Is Above the Law—Mueller Protection Rapid Response
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Nobody Is Above the Law—Mueller Protection Rapid Response
https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response-events/search/ Nobody Is Above the Law—Mueller Protection Rapid Response Search 900+ events by zip code: or browse by state BREAKING: PROTESTS CALLED FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 5 PM LOCAL TIME Donald Drumpf has installed a crony to oversee the special counsel’s Drumpf-Russia investigation, crossing a red line set to protect the investigation. By replacing Rod Rosenstein with just-named Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker as special counsel Robert Mueller’s boss on the investigation, Drumpf has undercut the independence of the investigation. Whitaker has publicly outlined strategies to stifle the investigation and … Continued
Public Banking 101 6:00 pm
Public Banking 101 @ DSA SF HQ
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mark your calendars! We're hosting TWO Public Banking 101 sessions in November–one at Alley Cat Books, and one @DSA_SF. We hope to see you there 🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/8Sg3u7g293— SF Public Bank (@sfpublicbank) October 25, 2018 65217
We Rose for Climate, Now What? Taking Action After the Global Summit(s) 6:00 pm
We Rose for Climate, Now What? Taking Action After the Global Summit(s) @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
On September 8th, over 250,000 people on all (!) 7 continents stepped up to demand tangible action on climate change from their elected officials. Hundreds of frontline communities led the way, building momentum and urgency for this fight. So we’re asking: What do we do now? Where do we direct this precious and palpable strength and energy? After RISE, the Global Climate Action Summit, Sol2Sol Summit, and the hundreds of other events, we’ve taken a beat and are ready to pick up the reins again. On November 8th, join the … Continued
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Defending Democracy in Brazil: The Rise of the Far-Right 7:00 pm
Defending Democracy in Brazil: The Rise of the Far-Right @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On Oct. 28, 2018, the far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro was elected as Brazil’s next president. Bolsonaro is a retired military officer who pines for the days of Brazil’s military dictatorship and openly advocates torture and murder of political opponents. Please join us for a discussion on this topic with veteran socialist organizer and founding member of PSOL in Brazil, Pedro Fuentes. We’ll talk about the factors leading to Bolsonaro’s rise, the threat his movement poses, and how socialists can fight back. We’ll also discuss the connection between Bolsonaro and the … Continued
How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance 7:30 pm
How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance @ Pegasus Bookstore
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
L.A. Kauffman discusses How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance When millions of people took to the streets for the 2017 Women’s Marches, there was an unmistakable air of uprising, a sense that these marches were launching a powerful new movement to resist a dangerous presidency. But the work that protests do often can’t be seen in the moment. It feels empowering to march, and record numbers of Americans have joined anti-Trump demonstrations, but when and why does marching matter? What exactly do protests do, and how do … Continued
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California Food Not Bombs Gathering
California Food Not Bombs Gathering @ Omni Commons
Nov 10 all-day
AB 2178 Criminalization of the homeless 40th anniversary planning Response to mental health issues, addiction and access to healthcare 65121
Internet Archive Hackathon – Oakland Privacy Presenting.
Internet Archive Hackathon – Oakland Privacy Presenting. @ Internet Archives
Nov 10 all-day
Internet Archive Hackathon - Oakland Privacy Presenting. @ Internet Archives | San Francisco | California | United States
2018 SAN FRANCISCO – HACKATHON & EVENING EVENT SCHEDULE TICKETS HERE SATURDAY: 11:00 am -Doors Open 11:30 am – Welcome to Aaron Swartz Day – Introduction by Lisa Rein Noon – Internet Archive Updates: “New at the Internet Archive” Tracey Jaquith (TV/News Archive) & Brewster Kahle (Internet Archive) Audience Q & A. Internet Q & A. 12:45 pm – The Decentralized Web and the Dat Project–  Danielle Robinson, PhD  (Co-Executive Director, Code for Science and Society) & Karissa McKelvey (Digital Democracy,  Open Source Developer) Danielle and Karissa will explain exactly what the “open source decentralized web” is and how it can … Continued
Resist Eviction of Homeless Women by Libby Schaaf at Housing and Dignity Village 7:30 am
Resist Eviction of Homeless Women by Libby Schaaf at Housing and Dignity Village @ Housing and Dignity Village
Nov 10 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am
Resist Eviction of Homeless Women by Libby Schaaf at Housing and Dignity Village @ Housing and Dignity Village | Oakland | California | United States
While Libby Schaaf was giving her first press conference post re-election at the St. Vincent De Paul homeless shelter, her administration was delivering an eviction notice to two Deep East Oakland encampments, including The Housing and Dignity Village. Located at S Elmhurst Ave and Edes Ave in Deep East Oakland, The Housing and Dignity Village (HDV) is an intentional community for unsheltered women, their families, and support networks, and doubles as a community resource center serving the area’s unhoused and housed Black and Brown residents. At least seven residents of … Continued
Films to The People Film Festival 4:00 pm
Films to The People Film Festival @ Omni Commons
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Films to The People Film Festival @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Films to The People (FTP) short film festival gives a platform to independent filmmakers whose work might not find a place in larger, mainstream festivals. We like to showcase filmmakers of various ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds, and subject matter that is pertinent to our times. We prefer to work with local filmmakers, but we have made exceptions. Films are selected for quality and diversity of perspectives. We will screen 19 politically relevant films and discuss local shorts with the directors. Doors open at 3pm, program starts at 4pm There … Continued
Films 2 The People Short Film Festival 5:00 pm
Films 2 The People Short Film Festival @ Omni Commons
Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Films 2 The People is a film festival highlighting short films of 20 minutes or less with social justice themes. We like to showcase filmmakers of various ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds, and subject matter that is pertinent to our times. While we prefer to work with local filmmakers, submissions are opened to everyone. Films are selected for quality and diversity of perspectives. https://filmfreeway.com/filmstothepeople Hosted by Liberated Lens.65097
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland 10:30 pm
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland @ Vogue Theater
Nov 10 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland (w/ Q&A) Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1205551416252636/ Tickets:  You’re invited to a limited theatrical screening of Say Her Name: The Life & Death of Sandra Bland. On July 10, 2015, Sandra Bland, a politically active 28-year-old African-American woman, was arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town. Three days later, Sandra was found hanging from a noose in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas. Described by The Hollywood Reporter as “heartbreaking..one of the most galvanizing episodes of this generation’s civil … Continued
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Internet Archive Hackathon – Oakland Privacy Presenting.
Internet Archive Hackathon – Oakland Privacy Presenting. @ Internet Archives
Nov 11 all-day
Internet Archive Hackathon - Oakland Privacy Presenting. @ Internet Archives | San Francisco | California | United States
2018 SAN FRANCISCO – HACKATHON & EVENING EVENT SCHEDULE TICKETS HERE SATURDAY: 11:00 am -Doors Open 11:30 am – Welcome to Aaron Swartz Day – Introduction by Lisa Rein Noon – Internet Archive Updates: “New at the Internet Archive” Tracey Jaquith (TV/News Archive) & Brewster Kahle (Internet Archive) Audience Q & A. Internet Q & A. 12:45 pm – The Decentralized Web and the Dat Project–  Danielle Robinson, PhD  (Co-Executive Director, Code for Science and Society) & Karissa McKelvey (Digital Democracy,  Open Source Developer) Danielle and Karissa will explain exactly what the “open source decentralized web” is and how it can … Continued
EAST BAY PEACE ACTION 2:00 pm
EAST BAY PEACE ACTION @ Fred Weaver Residence Center, St. Paul’s Tower
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
East Bay Peace Action invites you to their annual gathering featuring Eric See presenting a post-election analysis. This event takes place Sunday, November 11th at 2:00pm at the Fred Weaver Residence Center, St. Paul’s Tower, at 100 Bay Place in Oakland.  65240
Green Sunday:  An Assessment of the November 2018 Elections: A Bang or a Whimper? 5:00 pm
Green Sunday:  An Assessment of the November 2018 Elections: A Bang or a Whimper? @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The next Green Sunday forum will come less than a week after election day in what has proven to be one of the most contentious and emotional electoral cycles (and related political turmoil) in recent memory.  Come participate in an evaluation of not only the results, but of the implications for our ongoing fight for independent politics and for a range of policies and struggles which might follow in their wake.  This discussion will examine our local electoral efforts, as well as what occurred on a regional, state and national … Continued
StopCVE: Race Islamophobia Mass Incarceration in Alameda County 5:30 pm
StopCVE: Race Islamophobia Mass Incarceration in Alameda County @ Lighthouse Mosque
Nov 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office applied for and received a grant targeting incarcerated Black Muslims in Alameda County, according to the East Bay Express. The Homeland Security CVE, or Countering Violent Extremism program, has been criticized for solely targeting Muslims as susceptible to violence and extremism, while not addressing the rising threat of white supremacists. The “#StopCVE: Race, Islamophobia, Policing and Mass Incarceration in Alameda County” panel will discuss the CVE grant program, how the “E Pluribus Unum” project in Alameda County came to be, history of surveillance of Muslims, … Continued
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Stop the Eviction of Homeless Women at #HousingAndDignityVillage: Court Support 2:00 pm
Stop the Eviction of Homeless Women at #HousingAndDignityVillage: Court Support @ Federal Building, Courtroom 2, 4th floor
Nov 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  SAVE THE DATE: we need court support on Tuesday, 11/13, when a federal judge will hear our case against the eviction regime of Mayor Libby Schaaf and her Homelessness Czar Joe DeVries. This will be at 2 PM, at the Oakland Federal Courthouse, 1301 Clay St, Oakland CA 94612. — The Village, Oakland (@VillageOakland) November 11, 2018 Thanks to community members holding it down we were able to resist our eviction this weekend, but we’re still fighting for a court order to keep #HousingandDignityVillagethriving. Pack the court TUESDAY @ 2pm … Continued
How Game Apps Collect Children’s Data 6:00 pm
How Game Apps Collect Children’s Data @ ICSI, 6th Floor
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Please join us at Berkeley’s International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), where Serge Egelman will share his research on how game apps have been collecting kids data. Serge’s work has been covered by the New York Times and Washington Post. Serge’s team examined more than 5000 of the most popular kids apps and more than 50% appear to be failing to protect kids privacy. Serge Egelman is the Research Director of Usable Security and Privacy at ICSI and is a returning Privacy Lab speaker. ICSI will host us at 1947 Center Street in Berkeley … Continued
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Stop Insuring Climate Change 11:45 am
Stop Insuring Climate Change @ Hilton
Nov 15 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Stop Insuring Climate Change @ Hilton | San Francisco | California | United States
Insurance companies are supposed to protect us from catastrophic risks.  Yet when it comes to climate change, the largest threat to humanity, U.S. insurance companies are doing the exact opposite.  With their massive investments in fossil fuel companies and insuring of drilling and mining projects, the U.S. insurance industry is making a terrible problem worse.  This has to stop.  Hundreds of lobbyists for the U.S. insurance industry are coming to downtown San Francisco for a convention.  Join us at lunch time to send them a message:  Insure Our Future—Stop Insuring … Continued
SAVE PEOPLE’S PARK RALLY 12:00 pm
SAVE PEOPLE’S PARK RALLY @ Mario Savio Steps, Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tell UC: Hands Off Our Park! Protect Our Green Space, Trees, Community, History, Free Speech, Social Justice, Civil Rights, Powe Gardens, Music, Art, Style, Freebox, Recreation, the  65248
The Iran Agenda Today: The Real Story Inside Iran and What’s Wrong with US Policy 7:30 pm
The Iran Agenda Today: The Real Story Inside Iran and What’s Wrong with US Policy @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Based on frequent, first-hand reporting in Iran and the United States, The Iran Agenda Today explores the turbulent recent history between the two countries and reveals how it has led to a misguided showdown over nuclear technology. Foreign correspondent Reese Erlich notes that all the major U.S. intelligence agencies agree Iran has not had a nuclear weapons program since at least 2003. He explores why Washington nonetheless continues saber rattling, and he provides a detailed critique of mainstream media coverage of Iran. The book further details the popular protests that have rocked … Continued
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Film Screening, “Human Flow” Directed by Artist Ai Weiwei 6:00 pm
Film Screening, “Human Flow” Directed by Artist Ai Weiwei @ Revolution Books
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
65 million people worldwide are fleeing war, ethnic cleansing, environmental catastrophe. Filmed in 23 countries over two years, the dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei brings to life the immense human scale of the worldwide refugee crisis. The film’s aerial photography shows the destruction of Mosul by the U.S. in Iraq, sub-Saharan Africa where 26 percent of the world’s refugees are located, the vast network of permanent camps in the Middle East, and the open-air prison of Gaza and the U.S.-Mexican border. Ai Weiwei gives voice to the people living through … Continued
Eyewitness Mexico: Report & Video from Refugee Caravan 7:00 pm
Eyewitness Mexico: Report & Video from Refugee Caravan
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A team of journalists from Liberation News traveled to Mexico in early Nov. to document the refugee caravan. Thousands of mainly Honduran families walking thousands of miles to the U.S. border are fleeing incredible violence and poverty in their home country as a direct result of decades of U.S. exploitation and intervention in the region. These increased hardships stem directly from the 2009 U.S.-backed coup in Honduras that ousted the democratically-elected progressive leader Manuel Zelaya installing a rightwing puppet government and unleashing widespread violence throughout the country. Join us for … Continued
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Build Your Own Internet! v5 2:00 pm
Build Your Own Internet! v5 @ Omni Commons
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Do you think internet should be a public commons rather than a corporate monopoly? Following Aspiration Tech’s annual Nonprofit Software Development Summit, come on over to Omni Commons to learn about the history of the internet, how it works, and how to build your own. Meet and mingle with civic hackers and organizers behind PeoplesOpen.Net: an open, community-based, wireless network in the East Bay. Join us for food, family-friendly activities, and conversation about the state of the internet today, the physical work that goes into stewarding an internet commons, and the possibilities … Continued
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BAAQMD Grapples with Tar Sands, 8:30 am
BAAQMD Grapples with Tar Sands, @ Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Nov 19 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
In August, at the urging of Idle No More SF Bay, several Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) staff and board members journeyed to British Columbia to meet with government officials and First Nations people resisting the Canadian Trans Mountain Pipeline, and then to Alberta to tour tar sands extraction sites.  This special Board of Directors meeting features the report back from that trip. Speakers will include the BAAQMD delegation and some of the people the delegation met with in Canada: Charlene Aleck, elected Councilor from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation … Continued
Court Hearing: East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v. Trump 9:30 am
Court Hearing: East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v. Trump @ US District Court, Courtroom 9, 19th Floor
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Please pack the court for oral arguments in East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v. Trump, a federal lawsuit challenging the new Trump proclamation, which bars people seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border if they attempt to enter outside a port of entry. Monday lawyers with Center for Constituional Rights and our legal co-counsel, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law Center, will argue that the ban is unlawful and ask the court to issue a Temporary Restraining Order to prevent the asylum ban from going into effect. … Continued
Public Banking 101 6:00 pm
Public Banking 101 @ Alley Cat Books
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mark your calendars! We're hosting TWO Public Banking 101 sessions in November–one at Alley Cat Books, and one @DSA_SF. We hope to see you there 🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/8Sg3u7g293— SF Public Bank (@sfpublicbank) October 25, 2018 65218
REPORT FROM THE FRONTLINES: A report-back on Palestine 6:30 pm
REPORT FROM THE FRONTLINES: A report-back on Palestine
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
REPORT FROM THE FRONTLINES: A report-back on Palestine by the US Palestine Community Network Join us for a report back on the recent delegation to Palestine organized by the U.S. Palestine Community Network (USPCN). USPCN members will share about conditions on the ground as they relate to political prisoners, refugees, health, land theft, and the right of return. This event is free and welcome to all ages. Donations to support the speakers as they travel the country is greatly appreciated. Hosted by the Arab Resource and Organizing Center. For more … Continued
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Tell Barbara Lee: Join the Push for a Green New Deal 8:15 am
Tell Barbara Lee: Join the Push for a Green New Deal @ Office of Barbara Lee
Nov 20 @ 8:15 am – 9:30 am
Info/RSVP Tell Barbara Lee to support immediate action for a Green New Deal! Join the Sunrise Movement to visit Barbara Lee in a national day of action calling on progressive legislators to support rapid national mobilization for an equitable clean-energy economy. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is sponsoring a resolution to create a Green New Deal , a 10-year economic mobilization to carbon-neutrality and drawdown. Her resolution includes the requirement that the plan promote “high income work, entrepreneurship and cooperative and public ownership” as well as “social, economic, racial, regional and gender-based justice and equality.” … Continued
Rally to End Yemen War 2:00 pm
Rally to End Yemen War @ Outside Nancy Pelosi's Office
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Rally to End Yemen War @ Outside Nancy Pelosi's Office | San Francisco | California | United States
Saturday the State Department said it had not reached a final decision on responsibility for the murder, despite the CIA’s conclusion the Crown Prince personally ordered it. The US-Saudi relationship has come under increased scrutiny, particularly in regards to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the war in Yemen. A group of bipartisan senators Thursday introduced the Comprehensive Saudi Arabia Accountability and Yemen Act which would halt weapons sales and other military support for Yemen. The House likely will vote on their own Yemen bill in January. PHOTO OP: Members … Continued
Christina Gerhardt: 1968 and Global Cinema 7:00 pm
Christina Gerhardt: 1968 and Global Cinema @ Moe's Books
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Christina Gerhardt is Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley and Associate Professor of Film and German Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is author of Screening the Red Army Faction: Historical and Cultural Memory (Bloomsbury, 2018), about which Kristin Ross wrote: “This informative and well-documented study of the changing representations of the Red Army Faction is a welcome model for how to go about de-provincializing our understanding of the post-war German experience.” She is also co-editor of 1968 and Global Cinema (Wayne State UP, 2018), about which Rosalind … Continued
Biohackers and Mad Scientists Social 8:00 pm
Biohackers and Mad Scientists Social @ Omni Commons
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Come meet our Biohackers and other Mad Scientists in our new space at the Omni Commons to discuss science, brainstorm projects, learn more about Counter Culture Lab, and plot world domination. And hey – free pizza! See you there 🙂 To RSVP to this event, or check other events organized by Counter Culture Labs, see our Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/Counter-Culture-Labs/65317
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Black Friday Protest Against War and for Palestine 11:45 am
Black Friday Protest Against War and for Palestine @ Outside Powell St BART
Nov 23 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Please join Bay Area Women in Black in their annual Black Friday protest in downtown San Francisco. Gather at 11:45am at the Powell Street BART Station on Friday, November 23, march to Union Square and stand in silence until 1pm, then return to the BART station and disperse. This action is one way to support the Palestinian struggle, with a focus on using boycott, divestment, and sanctions against the repressive military-colonialist policies of the state of Israel, in a similar action to the campaign that helped end apartheid in South … Continued
19th Annual Emeryville Shellmound Prayer Gathering 12:00 pm
19th Annual Emeryville Shellmound Prayer Gathering
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us at this 19th year gathering at our ancient ceremonial and the largest funerary site of the Ohlone people of the East Bay. This is a family friendly event, we will be handing out information and educating the public about this sacred site. Bring Cookies or snacks to share and a good attitude. We will have prayers and songs offered and updates on current work and issues in our communities65305
Film Showing: Taking Alcatraz 7:00 pm
Film Showing: Taking Alcatraz @ Revolution Books
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On Nov. 20, 1969, after centuries of being killed, displaced and driven from their land, a group of Native Americans landed on Alcatraz Island and claimed it as their own. For 19 months the media reported every move, the government tried to stop them, and thousands of supporters visited and sent supplies. In this 2015 documentary, the story of the historic, audacious takeover of Alcatraz is told with passion, humor and heart by Adam Fortunate Eagle, the main organizer.65309
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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
Nov 25 @ 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
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Court Support – Stopping the Eviction of #HousingAndDignityVillage 3:00 pm
Court Support – Stopping the Eviction of #HousingAndDignityVillage @ Dellums Federal Court Bldg
Nov 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thanks to community support, a federal judge granted us an extension today on the restraining order against eviction!We have two weeks until our next court date: Show up MONDAY Nov 26, 3 pm, at Dellums Building at 1301 Clay St, 4th floor courtroom 2! #ByeLibby #UpgradeDontEvict pic.twitter.com/mhAHSwC0rA— The Village, Oakland (@VillageOakland) November 14, 2018 65299
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