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DSA Socialist Night School: Harlan County, U.S.A 7:00 pm
DSA Socialist Night School: Harlan County, U.S.A @ East Bay Community Space
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the East Bay Democratic Socialist of America for a screening of the groundbreaking 1976 strike film, Harlan County U.S.A. In this academy-award-winning documentary, viewers are transported to the front lines of the class struggle as militant striking coal miners and their families in Southeastern Kentucky go to battle against their tyrannical bosses. Even today, workers in Harlan County are fighting back. This summer, miners employed at the Blackjewel Mine camped out on the railroad tracks to demand their stolen wages. https://www.labornotes.org/2019/07/kentucky-miners-are-camped-out-railroad-tracks-blocking-coal-train-demanding-their-stolen ABOUT SOCIALIST NIGHT SCHOOL Socialist Night School is a … Continued
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Protect SF Refugees: Cambodian Deportation Defense Rally 10:00 am
Protect SF Refugees: Cambodian Deportation Defense Rally
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
The Cambodian American community is under attack by ICE AGAIN. ICE is scheduling check-ins for Cambodian Americans with deportation orders on October 3rd at the San Francisco ICE building. WE NEED TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY FROM DEPORTATION. We are hosting a rally in support of impacted folks and their families who have check-ins that day. This is a nationwide collective action in support of other Cambodian community members that have check-ins. Hosted by Asian Prisoner Support Committee – APSC Facebook67169
Global Climate Strike – Next Steps Call 5:00 pm
Global Climate Strike – Next Steps Call @ Phone call nationwide
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
join our call on October 3rd and then invite a friend? Over 7.6 million and counting took action during this past week of Global Climate Strikes. This is one of the largest coordinated global protests in history – and many of you were part of this historic event. More than 6,100 events were held in 185 countries with the support of 8,500 websites, 3,000 companies, and 73 Trade Unions. We truly demonstrated the power of our movement. But, participating in the biggest climate mobilization in history is simply not enough. … Continued
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission – Shotspotter 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission – Shotspotter @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Relevant Agenda Items: 4. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – ShotSpotter Impact Report and proposed Use Policy – review and take possible action  67164
Community Town Hall on proposed Police Military Hardware Ordinance 7:00 pm
Community Town Hall on proposed Police Military Hardware Ordinance @ First Congregational Church
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Town Hall on proposed Police Military Hardware Ordinance @ First Congregational Church
Campaign for Community Power to Decide OPD’s Military Equipment Community Town Hall Thursday, October 3, 7:00 pm program First Congregational Church, 2601 Harrison St., Oakland Many communities are concerned about police departments’ acquisition and deployment of military-grade equipment in events ranging from public protests to parades and service of drug warrants. In Oakland, the use of grenade-like projectiles, armored vehicles, and military-grade assault weapons by OPD officers has resulted in harm to residents, controversy, and costly lawsuits. In March 2018, Oakland police used the tank-like BearCat armored vehicle as a … Continued
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SAVE CHELSEA & JULIAN 5:30 pm
SAVE CHELSEA & JULIAN
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
JOIN US TO SAVE CHELSEA & JULIAN EVERY FRIDAY please also check out BASTA BLUES: SAVE CHELSEA AND JULIANS LIVES recorded at our latest Vigil . https://youtu.be/T5-3db8GDFY SAVE CHELSEA AND JULIAN FROM TORTURE AND DEATH THEY ARE OUR WORKING CLASS HEROES PLEASE SIGN UP HERE FOR OUR E-MAILS AND OTHER EVENT ALERTS: https:/bayaction2freeassange.org Ok, folks, here’s the deal;The Main Stream Media (MSM)is so full of lies, it’s got the masses confused!! There are only a few places we can get the truth.Chelsea and Julian were two of the most important … Continued
People’s Park Movie Night: Homeless First + 24 Hours 7:00 pm
People’s Park Movie Night: Homeless First + 24 Hours @ People's Park
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
People's Park Movie Night: Homeless First + 24 Hours @ People's Park
Homeless First by Anka Karewicz & Travis Schirmer This documentary, a Liberated Lens original production, follows the Berkley encampment known as “First They Came for the Homeless,” a group fighting for the right to live in tents within a self-sustaining community. After BART evicted the group from their space, they went to court to fight back. Several residents share their personal stories, views on homeless activism, and ideas about organizing a self-governed, shared community. The majority of voices and opinions in this film come from within the group itself. https://liberatedlens.org/our-work/first-they-came-for-the-homeless-homeless-first/ … Continued
Recognition and Response Film Series: Undeterred 7:00 pm
Recognition and Response Film Series: Undeterred @ California Nurses Association
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Three documentaries will screen outside on the plaza at National Nurses United headquarters . The art exhibition “Recognition: Labor Meets Art in Explorations of Social Justice and Identity,” will be open to the public during the screenings. The films feature three locations where Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) volunteers have deployed to provide direct relief and response to humanitarian, environmental, and social injustice: Post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, Standing Rock, and rural Arizona. RNRN volunteers will introduce the films with stories of how RNs have intervened to provide direct care in … Continued
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Conference: The Coming 2020 Election Crisis
Conference: The Coming 2020 Election Crisis @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Oct 5 all-day
“The Coming 2020 Election Crisis” Conference Oct. 5,6, in Berkeley The National Voting Rights Task Force (NVRTF) is proud to announce its 3rd National Election Integrity Conference – “The Coming 2020 Election Crisis – In Paper We Trust” – Sat. and Sun., 10 am – 6 pm. The 2020 Primary and General Elections are just around the corner.   But will everyone who wants to vote be able to? Will all the votes be counted as cast? How secure will the elections be? Will they be hacked? And, if so, will … Continued
The Tiny LIVING Festival (Tiny Homes) 10:00 am
The Tiny LIVING Festival (Tiny Homes) @ Richmond Art Center Park­ing Area
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
A big event involving tiny houses is coming to Richmond this fall. The Tiny LIVING Festival California is set to bring tiny homes, vintage campers, con­verted buses (skoolies), tear­drop trailers and more, along with live music and all sorts of family-friendly activities. The festival will include live music and entertainment, a kids area that includes fun activities with Circus for Pur­pose, speakers, presentations and notable members of the tiny house community. The event will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Founded by John and Fin Kernohan, the festival … Continued
Get Loud About Closing The Camps – Human Billboard 1:00 pm
Get Loud About Closing The Camps – Human Billboard @ Ferry Building
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join SURJ San Francisco in a human billboard outside the Ferry Building demanding justice for immigrants. We will be working on signs at 10 am starting at 10am at 1270 Sanchez Street (see https://www.facebook.com/events/2483115868436862/ for more info), and then traveling to the Ferry Building together. Join us for either or both.67161
Film “Gaza Fights for Freedom” w/ director Abby Martin 5:30 pm
Film “Gaza Fights for Freedom” w/ director Abby Martin @ Brava Theater
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join Abby Martin for the one-night-only theater screening in San Francisco! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Gaza Fights For Freedom on the big screen. (Doors open at 5:30; film starts promptly at 6pm) This debut feature film by journalist Abby Martin began while reporting in Palestine, where she was denied entry into Gaza by the Israeli government on the accusation she was a “propagandist.” So Abby connected with a team of journalists in Gaza to produce the film through the blockade. This collaboration shows you Gaza’s protest movement … Continued
Concert for the Climate 6:00 pm
Concert for the Climate @ Classic Cars West
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Concert for the Climate @ Classic Cars West
Enjoy great music and support the effort to build a regional mobilization for climate action. The Bay Area Regional Climate Emergency Mobilization has been organizing cities and counties throughout the Bay Area to address climate change as a region. We are holding a series of Concerts for the Climate to help sustain our work. Kick off fundraiser will include performances by: Unity Chhoti Maa Kohinoorgasm Lexagon Lauren Cameron     67139
Sea Level Rise: Fact and Fiction talk by Climate Expert John Englander 7:00 pm
Sea Level Rise: Fact and Fiction talk by Climate Expert John Englander @ The Forum, Laney College
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sea Level Rise: Fact and Fiction Speaker: John Englander, Oceanographer and Climate Expert –Three minutes walk from the Lake Merritt BART Station. –Parking at Laney College lot on East 8th Street; $2 all day. Have you ever wondered how sea level rise will impact Lake Merritt, and all of Oakland? Are you aware that existing heat in the oceans will cause the seas to rise for centuries, no matter how much carbon emissions are reduced today? Do you have an inkling of why ocean levels are rising but want to … Continued
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Conference: The Coming 2020 Election Crisis
Conference: The Coming 2020 Election Crisis @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Oct 6 all-day
“The Coming 2020 Election Crisis” Conference Oct. 5,6, in Berkeley The National Voting Rights Task Force (NVRTF) is proud to announce its 3rd National Election Integrity Conference – “The Coming 2020 Election Crisis – In Paper We Trust” – Sat. and Sun., 10 am – 6 pm. The 2020 Primary and General Elections are just around the corner.   But will everyone who wants to vote be able to? Will all the votes be counted as cast? How secure will the elections be? Will they be hacked? And, if so, will … Continued

Gentrifying Paradise? A handbook for fighting gentrification.
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Gentrifying Paradise? A handbook for fighting gentrification.
 @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library Gentrifying Paradise?  A handbook for fighting gentrification. Actually, the book’s subtitle is Resistance and Removal in 21st Century Venice California, and Democracy Now’s Juan González described it as follows: “This is a captivating people’s history of the battle to preserve one of America’s iconic neighborhoods, Venice, California, from the claws of real estate developers, downtown politicians and the merchants of mass consumerism. Author James R Smith weaves together his own personal memoir, his many muckraking dispatches from one of the few surviving 1960s alternative … Continued
Memorial for Michael Diehl (Berkeley Activist) 3:00 pm
Memorial for Michael Diehl (Berkeley Activist) @ People's Park
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
https://twitter.com/crustyrustyMAD/status/1179785823064952832   Michael Diehl, whose work with the homeless and poor on Berkeley’s streets earned him the nickname “the Mayor of Berkeley streets,” was killed Sunday when a driver struck him around 8:30 p.m. in Newark, according to authorities. — Berkeleyside   Rest in Power Michael Diehl. All our gratitude and respect for your tireless, grounded, on the ground, lived work and shared wisdom in this world. #HousingIsAHumanRight #SolutionsNotSweeps #HousingIsHealthcare @StSpiritNews https://t.co/D7vBFifi7E — Stolen Belonging (@StolenBelonging) October 3, 2019 67173
Labor Reading Group 4:00 pm
Labor Reading Group @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Today, unions make up only 10.5% of the workforce in the U.S. Wages have been stagnant since the 1970s and living standards have been declining for just as long. Housing and healthcare costs continue to rise, public transit and infrastructure continue to crumble, and more and more working people are only an emergency away from bankruptcy. A good life seems to recede further toward the horizon, further out of reach for workers. Why is this the case and how have we gotten here? What can regular working people do to … Continued
Maggie Haberman – Observations About Trump 7:00 pm
Maggie Haberman – Observations About Trump @ Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Maggie Haberman Opens Cal Performances’ Speaker Series   Maggie Haberman has been covering Donald Trump for much of her decorated career as a political reporter – from his decades in the New York City tabloid headlines to his current contentious presidency. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times White House correspondent, and CNN political analyst shares her observations about the Trump administration’s combative relationship with the press, and the changing perceptions of journalism throughout the country. Haberman also discusses her award-winning investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential campaign, … Continued
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Half-Earth: How to Save the Natural World 7:00 pm
Half-Earth: How to Save the Natural World @ Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Half-Earth Day 2019 Evening Lecture Half-Earth is a clarion call to protect half the land and sea in order to safeguard the bulk of biodiversity, and ourselves. At this critical moment for our planet, the Half-Earth Project is bringing together the unique expertise and experience of scientists and thought leaders from around to world to achieve this important moonshot and solve the current environmental crisis. Join visionary biologist and naturalist E.O. Wilson and other special guests for a discussion moderated by Sally Jewell about the core science and common humanity that is driving the success … Continued
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East Bay Yesterday live: Exploring BART history 6:00 pm
East Bay Yesterday live: Exploring BART history @ Oakland Public Library
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for a conversation about the history of BART and the system’s impact on the Bay Area. East Bay Yesterday podcast host Liam O’Donoghue will interview Michael C. Healy, who served as the agency’s spokesperson from 1972 until 2005 and shared his memories in the book, “BART: The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System” (Heyday Books). Expect to hear stories of epic political battles, scandals, “ghost trains,” and even a baby born on BART. This event is free, so we recommend arriving early to guarantee seating. … Continued
Support the West Oakland Community Action Plan for Clean Air 6:00 pm
Support the West Oakland Community Action Plan for Clean Air @ West Oakland Senior Center
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WOEIP) invite you to a special community steering committee meeting in West Oakland about “Owning Our Air: The West Oakland Community Action Plan.”  This plan lays out a series of measures to be implemented over the next five years by local, regional, and State agencies to reduce air pollution in West Oakland. All local allies and friends of clean air are urged to come and support the plan and to remind CARB that money is needed to … Continued
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Oakland Police Review Commission 6:30 pm
Oakland Police Review Commission @ Oakland City Hall
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Full agenda here. Of possible particular interest: V. Raheem: A Proposal to Gather Community Feedback to Inform Use of Force Policy Brandon Anderson, Founder of Raheem, will share the organization’s proposal on working with the Commission to gather community feedback regarding a revised OPD Use of Force policy. The Commission may vote to proceed with the proposal. This is a new item. VIII. Draft Ordinance on Militarized Police Equipment The Coalition for Police Accountability will present a draft ordinance for review. This is a new item. (Attachment 8) X. OPD … Continued
Vigil at PG&E Oakland 7:30 pm
Vigil at PG&E Oakland
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
🕯️TONIGHT!!! VIGIL at @PGE4Me 🕯️ 1425 Clay Street, Oakland, CA7:30pm PG&E's negligence has significantly harsher impacts on:🏥The sick👴🏾The elderly ⛺️The poorThe #poweroutage is a climate justice issue and we will call it out as such!https://t.co/cn9tTla0LO— East Bay DSA 🌹 (@DSAEastBay) October 10, 2019 67215
Class Struggle & Organization on the Facebook Campus 9:00 pm
Class Struggle & Organization on the Facebook Campus @ Tamarack
Oct 10 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Each day, bikeshare workers at Facebook climb in an unmarked van and set out to recover bikes ridden off the company’s sprawling campus. Their recovery missions are one of the few real interactions between the hyper-wealth of the tech giant’s headquarters, where the median salary is $240,000, and the surrounding impoverishment of East Palo Alto and the Baylands’ homeless encampments. After a coworker was assaulted on a recovery mission, bikeshare workers decided to begin organizing, tired of being asked to put themselves in danger for poverty wages. Their fight to … Continued
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SAVE CHELSEA & JULIAN 5:30 pm
SAVE CHELSEA & JULIAN
Oct 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
JOIN US TO SAVE CHELSEA & JULIAN EVERY FRIDAY please also check out BASTA BLUES: SAVE CHELSEA AND JULIANS LIVES recorded at our latest Vigil . https://youtu.be/T5-3db8GDFY SAVE CHELSEA AND JULIAN FROM TORTURE AND DEATH THEY ARE OUR WORKING CLASS HEROES PLEASE SIGN UP HERE FOR OUR E-MAILS AND OTHER EVENT ALERTS: https:/bayaction2freeassange.org Ok, folks, here’s the deal;The Main Stream Media (MSM)is so full of lies, it’s got the masses confused!! There are only a few places we can get the truth.Chelsea and Julian were two of the most important … Continued
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October Rebellion Training 11:00 am
October Rebellion Training @ Ohlone Park
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
We’ll be training rebels at Ohlone Park in Berkeley in preparation for next Wednesday’s swarming and the die-in for life. If you’d like to meet other rebels and get looped into next week’s actions, please join us! 11:00am – 12:00pm: Potluck picnic 12:00 – 1:30pm: Learn to swarm! 1:30pm – 2:30pm: Die-in rehearsal *Note that you do not need to attend a training in order to participate in next Wednesday’s action. Just show up at Civic Center Plaza and we’ll loop you in! 67211
Celebrate Sustainable Economies Law Center’s 10 Year Anniversary! 2:00 pm
Celebrate Sustainable Economies Law Center’s 10 Year Anniversary! @ 7th West
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Help us imagine the next decade of social transformation with food, dance, and art. For the past ten years, Sustainable Economies Law Center has been supporting movement changemakers with the legal expertise needed to transition from destructive economic systems to innovative and cooperative alternatives. Our story is the story of our partners, clients, volunteers, and staff. It is the story of the movements we uplift for a more just, joyful, and resilient world. It’s the story of you! It’s the story of us! And the next ten years are even more important. We believe … Continued
Economics Book Group: “Banking on the People.” Hosted by Strike Debt Bay Area. 4:30 pm
Economics Book Group: “Banking on the People.” Hosted by Strike Debt Bay Area. @ Omni Commons
Oct 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Economics Book Group: "Banking on the People." Hosted by Strike Debt Bay Area. @ Omni Commons
Beginning on August 10th, the Strike Debt Bay Area Economics Book Group began discussing Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital Age. We tackled the introduction and first chapter, available through the ‘Look Inside’ feature on Amazon, for the August 10th meeting. For our September 7th meeting, we will be discussing the rest of the first section, Chapters 2-6. For our October 12th meeting, we will be discussing Chapters 7-9, the first part of the second section. For our November 16th meeting, we will be discussing Chapters 10 – … Continued
Fortaleza = Strength Free Outdoor Film Night 7:30 pm
Fortaleza = Strength Free Outdoor Film Night @ Dream Farm Commons
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Fortaleza = Strength Free Outdoor Film Night @ Dream Farm Commons
Dream Farm Commons, ProArts and Xiquihuitl Media invite you to an evening of free outdoor video celebrating the roots, cultures, and contributions of our indigenous communities. Featuring documentaries and narratives from across the Americas, these videos show us how strength and resistance shape our histories, present, and future. De-colonizing our imagination one video frame at a time, we invite you to reimagine future possibility as we project a selection of videos onto the graffitied walls into the evening. As a part of the current exhibition Subterranean Borders: Colonialism, Extraction and … Continued
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Hands off Venezuela 10:30 am
Hands off Venezuela @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Oct 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Hands off Venezuela, Support the Venezuelan Embassy Protectors Collective. Welcome Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. In April-May, 2019, Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective (EPC) members, at the request of the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro, defended the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. for 37 days. Citing U.S. and international law (the Geneva Convention), they rejected the Trump administration’s imperial “appointment” of coup leader Juan Guaido to the Venezuelan presidency. The EPC members inside were cut off from receiving food, electricity and water. EPC members who tried to deliver food were physically assaulted. All EPC … Continued
Impeach Now! 12:00 pm
Impeach Now! @ Harry Bridges Plaza / Chelsea Manning Plaza
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Our democracy is in grave danger, and Congress needs to hear from the people before they return to DC after their undeserved recess. Wear RED to reclaim the #ColorOfLove from hate-mongers. #ImpeachNow Register Our speakers and acts will focus on bravery in the age of Trump. 1. Lea Jones, producer of Hang On, Ruthie! will be traveling from Oregon to perform his hit original in support of Justice RBG. We’re looking for individual singers or a local choral group willing to show up in black robes and lace collars to accompany them for the … Continued
Pennie Opal Plant at Peace Action: Saving the World Together 2:00 pm
Pennie Opal Plant at Peace Action: Saving the World Together @ Fred Weaver Resident Center St. Paul’s Tower, second floor(near 27th and Harrison)
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pennie Opal Plant at Peace Action: Saving the World Together @ Fred Weaver Resident Center St. Paul’s Tower, second floor(near 27th and Harrison)
Join the annual gathering of East Bay Peace Action to hear Pennie Opal Plant, indigenous grandmother, founder of Idle No More SF Bay, and signer of the Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty. Her keynote address, “Let us Save the World Together,” will connect our work for the environment, climate, justice, and peace. There will also be a program and EBPA board elections. Light refreshments. Wheelchair accessible. More info here 67156
Santa Rita Jail Support 4:00 pm
Santa Rita Jail Support @ Lake Merritt BART
Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join APTP in sharing hot food, drinks, and solidarity with folks visiting loved ones at and getting released from Santa Rita Jail! Let us know you’ll be there by sending us a text at (510) 686-3284. Prisons function to repress, warehouse and extract labor from primarily those of us who are Black or poor. We believe that solidarity is a weapon of resistance, and that we must respond to the basic needs of our community while also confronting state terror. In honor of Dujuan Armstrong Jr. who entered Santa Rita … Continued
Green Sunday:  The intersection of anti-capitalist, anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-homophobic struggles   5:00 pm
Green Sunday:  The intersection of anti-capitalist, anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-homophobic struggles   @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm
The ecosystem, the political system and the economy are all in crisis, yet the 99% seems powerless to influence the ruling class which continues on a path toward disaster. The panel will address some of the following questions: What went wrong with the radical and progressive movements of the 60s that initially seemed promising, but left us more vulnerable to a system of exploitation? How can we unite to defend ourselves (and the ecosystem that allows us to survive) against the multi-national corporations, the capitalists, the corrupt political parties and … Continued
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Tour of Shame: Coalition to Close the Camps 2:00 pm
Tour of Shame: Coalition to Close the Camps @ Rincon Park
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
🚨10/14: Save the Date🚨 The tech industry is complicit in enabling ICE atrocities & we will be marching through San Francisco to put them on notice! Our #TourofShame will begin at 2PM in Rincon Park & will be stopping at #Salesforce #Google & #Amazon before ending at ICE HQ! pic.twitter.com/fj8iQQBbkW — CCCC Bay Area (@CloseTheCampsBA) October 1, 2019 Join the Coalition to Close the Concentraton Camps’ National Day of Action and tell multi-billion dollar corporations to stop profiteering from the oppression of immigrant communities. There is a growing crisis at … Continued
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Berkeley Follow Your Own Privacy Laws: Press Conference and Rally 5:30 pm
Berkeley Follow Your Own Privacy Laws: Press Conference and Rally @ Outside Berkeley City Council Meeting
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
In March of 2018, Berkeley became the 2nd municipality in California to pass a sweeping surveillance transparency ordinance. In October of 2019, Berkeley has become the first city to serially violate this new law – over and over and over again. Join Oakland Privacy, SEIU, and others at a press conference and rally to lay out the long series of failures and demand an end to them. Between biometric time clocks for employees, Homeland Security spying on protests, advanced analytics in parks, and mission creep on license plate readers, the … Continued
High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, & Visionary Experience 6:30 pm
High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, & Visionary Experience @ Wolfman Books
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
America’s leading scholar of high strangeness, Erik Davis celebrates release of High Weirdness, a study of the new psychedelic spirituality that arose from the 1970s counterculture writings of Philip K. Dick, Terence McKenna, and Robert Anton Wilson. These three authors changed the way millions of readers thought, dreamed, and experienced reality. But how did their writings reflect and shape the seismic cultural shifts taking place in America? Davis and R.U. Sirius discuss these vital, iconoclastic thinkers, as well as their own life-changing mystical experiences.67218
(GREEN) POWER TO THE PEOPLE 7:00 pm
(GREEN) POWER TO THE PEOPLE @ St. Albans Church
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 –BAY CURRENTS FREE TALK Bringing sustainable energy, low carbon emissions, and green jobs to low-income people is the passion of Zach Franklin of Bay Area nonprofits Grid Alternatives and Rising Sun Center for Opportunity. Join us for stories of struggle and success that illuminate why these efforts matter — for workers, volunteers, and all of us affected by global warming. Free Bay Currents talks on Bay Area natural history and environmental issues, with emphasis on positive solutions, are at St. Alban’s Parish Hall, 1501 Washington (at Curtis, one block north … Continued
What an Ecosocialist Green New Deal Would Look Like. 7:00 pm
What an Ecosocialist Green New Deal Would Look Like. @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Howie Hawkins, candidate for the Green Party Nomination for President, will speak on “What an Ecosocialist Green New Deal Would Look Like.”67208
For the Record: Eyewitness Testimonies of the Police Murder of Luis Gongora Pat 7:30 pm
For the Record: Eyewitness Testimonies of the Police Murder of Luis Gongora Pat @ Quezada Center
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Luis Gongora Pat, a Mayan indigenous man, was murdered by San Francisco police officers on April 7, 2016 on Shotwell near 19th Street in the Mission. His murder came in the wake of other homicides by police of Black and Brown communities members. His family pursued every legal avenue available, including a civil case which was settled in January 2019. Three and a half years later, the story of this brutal murder is at risk of being buried because the primary family eyewitnesses never got their day in court. But … Continued
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Extinction Rebellion: October Rebellion – Die In at Noon
Extinction Rebellion: October Rebellion – Die In at Noon
Oct 16 all-day
October Rebellion We’ll be on the streets with art, music, theatre, and direct action on October 16th to call on our state government to enact Extinction Rebellion’s Demand #2: Zero Carbon Emissions by 2025. Actions will be taking place around midday. We hope you’ll join us! Die-In for Life Wednesday, October 16 | UN Plaza, Civic Center in San Francisco We’ll be on the streets around Civic Center, San Francisco on October 16th for Die-In for Life, to call on our state government to enact Extinction Rebellion’s Demand #2: Zero … Continued
Lecture: Prison abolition, and a mule 4:00 pm
Lecture: Prison abolition, and a mule @ Bancroft Hotel
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Paul Butler, Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University Law Center, will discuss what would replace prisons, how people who cause harm could be dealt with in the absence of incarceration, and why abolition would make everyone safer and our society more just. The lecture is free and open to the public. Read more about this lecture at https://gradlectures.berkeley.edu/lecture/prison-abolition-mule The Bancroft hotel is wheelchair accessible. —- Paul Butler is the Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University Law Center and a legal analyst on MSNBC. He frequently consults … Continued
No Human is Illegal: On the Front Lines of the Immigration War 6:30 pm
No Human is Illegal: On the Front Lines of the Immigration War @ Wolfman Books
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
When Trump first announced his “Muslim Ban” in January 2017, J.J. Mulligan Sepúlveda was one of the lawyers who protested. His new book No Human Is Illegal: An Attorney on the Front Lines of the Immigration War pulls back the curtain on the ingrained inhumanity found in the immigration reform currently coming to fruition in the United States. Readers are taken into the often-times merciless courts of New York City and San Francisco, the frightening detention centers on the U.S./Mexico border, and the overburdened offices of legal defense organizations. In … Continued
Venezuela: Embassy Protection Collective to Speak 6:30 pm
Venezuela: Embassy Protection Collective to Speak @ Fellowship Hall, BFUU
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Venezuela: Embassy Protection Collective to Speak at BFUU in Berkeley Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese from Baltimore and David Paul from San Francisco will be touring Northern California to speak about the latest on Venezuela and what local activists can do to oppose the US blockade against the South American country. After 37 days of struggle protecting the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC, Kevin Zeese, Dr. Margaret Flowers, Dr. Adrienne Pine, and David Paul were arrested by federal agents and are currently fighting the charges against them. The fight to … Continued
Townhall for Independent Oversight of Police 7:00 pm
Townhall for Independent Oversight of Police @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Townhall for Independent Oversight of Police @ EastSide Arts Alliance
RESCHEDULED FROM 10/9 to 106 BECAUSE OF POWER OUTAGE DIFFERENT LOCATION! SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TIME. 67198
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‘Hillbillly’ : Documentary 6:30 pm
‘Hillbillly’ : Documentary @ Ellen Driscoll Playhouse
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct 17 7:00 pm in Piedmont; Nov. 3 12:30 pm in Oakland at The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th Street, Oakland Throughout American history, there has been an undeniable divide between urban and rural America. People from certain regions are viewed as “the other,” and blamed for America’s social ills. Since the 2016 presidential election, that cultural divide has only expanded and deepened. With their documentary Hillbilly, co-directors Ashley York and Sally Rubin – both natives of Appalachia- have made a complex film about complex people. Hillbilly is an entertaining, … Continued
Rapture, Grief, Beauty: Terry Tempest Williams introducing Erosion 7:00 pm
Rapture, Grief, Beauty: Terry Tempest Williams introducing Erosion @ NorthBrae Community Church
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Terry Tempest Williams is a naturalist, an activist, and an introspective presence whose every word is authentic. Her new book explores the concept of erosion and its opposite, becoming, in the context of land, self, belief, and fear. She looks at the current state of American politics, implications of choices to gut wilderness and sacred lands, endangered species, drought, extraction, and contamination � aloong with transcendent moments of relief and refuge, solace and spirituality. Rapture, Grief, Beauty: Terry Tempest Williams introducing Erosion In conversation with Vijaya Nagarajan Plenty of easy … Continued
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SAVE CHELSEA & JULIAN 5:30 pm
SAVE CHELSEA & JULIAN
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
JOIN US TO SAVE CHELSEA & JULIAN EVERY FRIDAY please also check out BASTA BLUES: SAVE CHELSEA AND JULIANS LIVES recorded at our latest Vigil . https://youtu.be/T5-3db8GDFY SAVE CHELSEA AND JULIAN FROM TORTURE AND DEATH THEY ARE OUR WORKING CLASS HEROES PLEASE SIGN UP HERE FOR OUR E-MAILS AND OTHER EVENT ALERTS: https:/bayaction2freeassange.org Ok, folks, here’s the deal;The Main Stream Media (MSM)is so full of lies, it’s got the masses confused!! There are only a few places we can get the truth.Chelsea and Julian were two of the most important … Continued
OACC Movie Nights: Fall of the I-Hotel 6:00 pm
OACC Movie Nights: Fall of the I-Hotel @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for a screening of Curtis Choy’s 1983 documentary, “The Fall of the I-Hotel.” After the Manongs labored to build America, their San Francisco Manilatown community is wiped out by urban renewal, and 50 old-timers are forcibly evicted from the International Hotel when it is slated for demolition in 1981. The film documents destruction of the last block of Manilatown on Kearny Street. Narrated by late poet Al Robles, “The Fall of the I-Hotel” tells the story of dozens of seniors displaced by 300 cops in the dead of … Continued
Screening : The Advocate 6:30 pm
Screening : The Advocate @ New Parkway Theater
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Prepare to be inspired. Screened at Sundance 2019, an unapologetic portrait of trailblazing Israeli human rights lawyer Lea Tsemel who has represented countless Palestinians since the 1970s as her life’s work whilst exposing the hypocrisy of Israel’s apartheid regime.67230
Environmental Equity Summit & Concert 7:00 pm
Environmental Equity Summit & Concert @ Cornerstone
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Environmental Equity Summit & Concert @ Cornerstone
Adding Color to the Green Movement is the theme of the fourth annual Environmental Equity Summit, hosted by Hip Hop for Change in association with the Sierra Club, 350.org, Surfrider, and Baykeeper. The summit elevates and amplifies the voice and power of people of color as leaders in the environmental justice movement. Participants will discuss the specific needs of vulnerable communities and steps to diversify the environmental movement. The aim is to foster collaboration between large environmental organizations and smaller grassroots environmental justice groups so the needs of underserved communities … Continued
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Going Solar Workshop 11:30 am
Going Solar Workshop @ North Berkeley Library
Oct 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Learn about solar photovoltaic (PV) for your home. Understand the basics of solar PV, the economics benefits of going solar, the options you have and purchasing tips. Special focus will be on home owners with low electric bills averaging under $100/month (excluding EV usage)67221
Human Billboard: Stop Family Separations! Asylum is a Right! 12:00 pm
Human Billboard: Stop Family Separations! Asylum is a Right! @ Grand Lake Theater
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Asylum seekers caged at the border! Thousands more children separated from their families! Unrelenting inhumane conditions inside detention centers! Trump orders the end of the US asylum program except for people from Canada or Mexico and plans to send asylum seekers to El Salvador, one of the most dangerous places in the world! Join us for a Human Billboard! We come together because we refuse to silently accept what is being done in our names. We are taking our outrage and grief out of our homes and into the streets … Continued
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Liberated Lens Video Production Training 12:00 pm
Liberated Lens Video Production Training @ Omni Commons
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Liberated Lens Video Production Training @ Omni Commons
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DSA: Democratic Socialism 101 1:00 pm
DSA: Democratic Socialism 101 @ Marston Campbell Park
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Democratic Socialism 101 Democratic socialist politicians like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez are calling for Medicare for All and a Green New Deal. Teachers from West Virginia to Oakland are striking for public education and winning, and tens of thousands of people across the country are getting involved in the project of building democratic socialism in the US. But what is democratic socialism? Let’s talk about it. If you’re a new DSA member or just curious about democratic socialism, come out to Democratic Socialism 101 and find out how … Continued
Feed the Hood Family Festival 1:00 pm
Feed the Hood Family Festival
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Feed the Hood Family Festival
We are taking a break from the traditional Feed the Hood bag lunch and hygiene kit distribution to prepare to go hard for our unhoused brothers and sisters for the winter. On October 20, 2019, join us for fun and community celebration at the Feed the Hood Family Festival. Learn more about how YOU can make impact in the lives of our unhoused brothers and sisters. Bring essential items to donate to the large hygiene kit drive: Soap Lotion deodorant Feminine Hygiene supplies toothbrush toothpaste toilet paper baby or body wipes Special … Continued
Alternatives to Policing 6: Self- and Community Defense 2:00 pm
Alternatives to Policing 6: Self- and Community Defense @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Part of our ongoing series of workshops designed to reduce our reliance on an increasingly militarized police force, this offering from Community Ready Corps (CRC) will cover basic principles and practices to help us keep ourselves and our communities safe. What would you do if you found yourself in the middle of a violent situation? How can you safely get yourself and others out of that situation? We will be asking for a voluntary donation to support the vital work of Community Ready Corps. No one will be turned away … Continued
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Whose Public Art? Contested Histories, Practices, and Representations in the 21st Century Public Sphere 5:00 pm
Whose Public Art? Contested Histories, Practices, and Representations in the 21st Century Public Sphere @ San Francisco Art Institute - Osher Lecture Hall
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Whose Public Art? Contested Histories, Practices, and Representations in the 21st Century Public Sphere @ San Francisco Art Institute - Osher Lecture Hall
Whose Public Art? Contested Histories, Practices, and Representations in the 21st Century Public Sphere   Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019, 5:00PM – 7:00PM Osher Lecture Hall SFAI—Chestnut Street Campus 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 . Free + open to the public—Reception immediately following panel discussion. . Panel discussion sponsored by the Art, Place, and Public Studies program at San Francisco Art Institute. . . A decision earlier this year by the San Francisco Unified School District Board to “paint down” the Victor Arnautoff murals of the life of George … Continued
Desperate Holdings (un) real estate: Dis-Investment Manual 7:00 pm
Desperate Holdings (un) real estate: Dis-Investment Manual @ Wolfman Books
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Performance and Presentation of the Feminist Economics Department’s (the FED) pamphlet called: Desperate Holdings (un) Real Estate: Dis-Investment Strategy written by Cassie Thornton ++Freshly published pamphlet by TRIPWIRE,� a journal of poetics++ with contributions from HUMANS HAVE PREDATORS Tara Spalty Ann Schnake Danielle Wright Sarah Rowe Yasmin Golan Lizabeth Rossof Dawn Kceul Lindsay Tunkl Cassie Thornton and an introduction by Leigh Claire La Berge Blurb about the book: Real estate always combines the most real—the tangible, immovable problem of land, space, the built environment—of capitalism with its opposite: fantasies of … Continued
United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America 7:30 pm
United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America @ The Hillside Club
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
“Higdon and Huff have produced the best short introduction to the nature of Trump-era journalism and how the ‘post-truth’ media world is inimical to a democratic society.” —Robert W. McChesney, author of Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times The role of news media in a free society is to investigate, inform, and provide a crucial check on political power. But does it actually do any of these things?  It’s no secret that the goal of corporate-owned media is to increase the profits of the few, not to empower … Continued
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Revolutionary Love, A Political Manifesto to Heal and Transform the World 7:30 pm
Revolutionary Love, A Political Manifesto to Heal and Transform the World @ The Hillside Club
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
For those tired of shouting across the table as they debate the future of the country and the planet, Revolutionary Love brings hope, respect, and love to today’s political divide. Michael Lerner offers concrete solutions for future development by identifying why the left and the right have been so pathetic in achieving any lasting change and discussing what it will take to actually heal and repair the world, both spiritually and physically. “Michael Lerner is one of the most significant prophetic public intellectuals and spiritual leaders of our generation. Secular intellectuals and those who yearn … Continued
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Basic Income March 1:00 pm
Basic Income March @ Ferry Building, Embarcadero
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Our economy is leaving millions behind. Join the people powered movement to send the message that our society and economy needs to evolve to meet the challenges of the 21st century. San Francisco March Website: ubimarch.com Join San Francisco, New York, Amsterdam and cities around the world for this global movement! Get involved. Get inspired. Together, we can make historic change. #basicincomemarch #basicincome #incomemarch #weoweus #ubi #universalbasicincome #allofus #nyc #yanggang #freedomdividend #yanggang2020 #humanityfirst @ubimarchsf See Less67187
Trump/Pence Out Now! 1:00 pm
Trump/Pence Out Now! @ BART Plaza
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
It BEGINS Saturday, October 19, in NYC (Union Square) and LA (Santa Monica Beach) demanding… THE TRUMP/PENCE REGIME MUST GO – NOW! Protest spreads NATIONWIDE Bay Area Protests Start October 26, Continue Every Saturday Until the Fascist Trump/Pence Regime is Driven OUT The Trump/Pence regime poses a catastrophic danger to all of humanity, including the LGBT community targeted by its Christian fundamentalist core. Concentration Camps on the border… environmental devastation accelerated… the danger of war, even nuclear, threatened… white supremacy rules… fascist mobs and racist mass murderers… truth and science … Continued
Block the Boat 5 Year Anniversary Celebration! 5:30 pm
Block the Boat 5 Year Anniversary Celebration! @ The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Five years ago, the Bay Area achieved one of the most successful BDS victories against apartheid Israel in US history! In 2014 we stopped the Israeli-owned ZIM shipping line from docking at the Port of Oakland for 3 consecutive months, and it hasn’t returned since! Join us to celebrate the historic and decisive Block the Boat victory as a major contribution to all movements for social and economic justice! Block the Boat was part of a sustained organizing effort to protest Israel’s ongoing occupation, war on Gaza, and settler-violence against … Continued
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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | 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 3 PM (2 PM during cooler months) 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. After the meal the Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays at 4 PM at the Oscar Grant … Continued
Ecumenical Peace Institute – American Exceptionalism 5:30 pm
Ecumenical Peace Institute – American Exceptionalism @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:45 pm
At Ecumenical Peace Institute’s annual dinner, Alicia Jrapko and Paul Larudee will speak on “American Exceptionalism – ‘the Doctrine of of ‘Humanitarian Intervention.’ ”  They will focus on what’s driving U.S. foreign policy in Latin America and the Middle East. PLEASE CALL 510-990-0374 and let us know you are coming. Cosponsored by St. John’s Mission & Justice Commission.67150
Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie Night – Pan’s Labyrinth (Sept), Even the Rain (Oct) 6:30 pm
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Imprisoning A Generation: Film and Panel Discussion 7:00 pm
Imprisoning A Generation: Film and Panel Discussion @ Fellowship Hall
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists will present a film and panel discussion focused on the tragic situation of Palestinian children. The film, “Imprisoning A Generation,” is presented under the auspices of Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East. A panel of experts will answer questions and provide additional information. Panel members include Zeiad Abbas of Middle East Children’s Alliance, Priscilla Wathington from Defense of Children International (who’s also in the film), and a representative from Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP). Each will give a brief statement on their … Continued
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HATE, INC: Why Today’s Media Makes Us Despise One Another – Matt Taibbi 7:30 pm
HATE, INC: Why Today’s Media Makes Us Despise One Another – Matt Taibbi @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
“Taibbi is the best American journalism has to  offer.” —The Washington Post “Taibbi, a writer of striking intelligence and bold ideas, is as hilarious as he is scathing.”— Publishers Weekly “Where other mainstream news  sources fail, Matt Taibbi madly embraces his role as an honest political observer/writer/citizen in a democracy.”  —Janeane Garofalo In this characteristically turbocharged new book, celebrated Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi provides an insider’s guide to the variety of ways today’s mainstream media tells us lies. Part tirade, part confessional, it reveals that what most people think of as “the news” is, in … Continued
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