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Macroeconomic Perspectives on Student Debt: Did you Know the Federal Govt Has the Ability to Eliminate Student Debt Forever? 8:30 pm
Macroeconomic Perspectives on Student Debt: Did you Know the Federal Govt Has the Ability to Eliminate Student Debt Forever? @ Sutardja Dai Hall, Room 250
May 1 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Panel Discussion featuring:   Stephanie Kelton, Professor of Economics U Missourci,   Debbie Cochrane, Research Director, Institute for College Access & Success   Hannal Appel, UC Berkeley Visiting Scholar, Anthropology, and Strike Debt Bay Area member. Followed by Q&A.55457
May Day March in Oakland 10:30 pm
May Day March in Oakland @ Fruitvale Bart Station Plaza
May 1 @ 10:30 pm – May 2 @ 1:00 am
March with community members from across the Bay Area in the streets of Oakland! 3:30PM: Fruitvale Bart Plaza Opening Rally 4 pm: March Starts 5:30: Return to Fruitvale Bart Plaza for Closing Rally and Celebration! Hosted by Oakland Sin Frontera (OSF) and Partners WHY ARE WE MARCHING? Oakland Sin Frontera · LEGALIZATION FOR ALL UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS · STOP THE DEPORTATION OF ALL IMMIGRANTS & SHUT DOWN DETENTION CENTERS · UPHOLD WORKERS RIGHTS · STOP FEDERAL AND LOCAL POLICE VIOLENCE, AND BRING OUR LOVED ONES HOME FROM PRISONS AND JAILS · … Continued
Justice 4 Andy Lopez: Santa Rosa 11:00 pm
Justice 4 Andy Lopez: Santa Rosa @ gather at El Tianguis de Roseland/Roseland Farmers Market (Formally Old Albertsons now Dollar Tree)
May 1 @ 11:00 pm – May 2 @ 1:00 am
Join the Andy Lopez contingent in the May Day (May 1st) March & Rally. The people (that’s us folks) demand Jobs, Justice & Respect for Everyone. 4:00 pm gather at El Tianguis de Roseland/Roseland Farmers Market (Formally Old Albertsons now Dollar Tree) 775 Sebastopol Road. 4:45 pm – Start March to downtown Court House Square for Rally. Original IndyBay notice, with poster.55509
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Occupy the Farm Happy May Day Pot Luck 12:30 am
Occupy the Farm Happy May Day Pot Luck @ Gill Tract
May 2 @ 12:30 am – 2:00 am
Happy May Day to All! Whoever wishes to come out to the farm this evening for an informal potluck and musical celebration, grab your instruments and a dish to share (and dish to eat from) and come on down round 5:30 or 6 to be together on the land we have fought so hard for. It is what we make it.55519
1st Oakland Privacy & Data Retention Advisory Committee Meeting 1:00 am
1st Oakland Privacy & Data Retention Advisory Committee Meeting
May 2 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am
1st Oakland Privacy & Data Retention Advisory Committee Meeting
The committee to create a DAC privacy policy, formed because of the protests against the DAC, will hold its first meeting.  By City Council resolution a privacy policy must be in place before the DAC can operate. Open to public. Come and tell the committee members:  “The only good DAC is a dead DAC.” 55496
Rally to Raise the Minimum Wage in Berkeley 1:00 am
Rally to Raise the Minimum Wage in Berkeley @ Longfellow Middle School Auditorium
May 2 @ 1:00 am – 2:00 am
People supporting an increase in Berkeley’s minimum wage will rally just before the Berkeley City Council meets at 7pm to consider enacting the minimum wage proposal submitted by the Berkeley Labor Commission. Because a large turnout is expected, the Council meeting will be held at Longfellow Middle School Auditorium, 1500 Derby Street (cross street Sacramento). The Berkeley Labor Commission proposed a minimum wage beginning at $10.74 an hour for businesses with up to 50 employees, and $13.34 for larger businesses with the minimum wage adjusted yearly for inflation. Employees would … Continued
From Marikana, South Africa to Oakland, California: The Struggle for Workers Power 2:00 am
From Marikana, South Africa to Oakland, California: The Struggle for Workers Power @ ILWU Hall, Henry Schmidt Room
May 2 @ 2:00 am
FROM MARIKANA, SOUTH AFRICA TO OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA: THE STRUGGLE FOR WORKERS POWER The fall of apartheid in South Africa in 1994 was a watershed victory. It culminated decades of struggle by the Black and Colored South African masses, a struggle supported by millions in the U.S. and around the world. The victory brought to power the Tripartite government of the African National Congress (ANC), the South African Communist Party (SACP), and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). Now, two decades later, the ANC-led Tripartite government represents big business’s … Continued
From Marikana, South Africa to Oakland: Building the Struggle. 2:00 am
From Marikana, South Africa to Oakland: Building the Struggle. @ ILWU Local 10 Union Hall, Henry Schmidt Room
May 2 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
From Marikana, South Africa to Oakland: Building the Struggle. @ ILWU Local 10 Union Hall, Henry Schmidt Room | San Francisco | California | United States
We are privileged to present Brother Mphumzi Maqungo, the National Treasurer of NUMSA, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa. Speaking of the massacre of 34 miners in Marikana, South Africa in August, 2012, and for building a workers’ party to lead the workers’ struggle against the capitalist onslaught of deregulation, privatization and strike breaking.   NUMSAfinaldraft2    55427
From Marikana, South Africa to Oakland, California: The Struggle for Workers Power 7:00 pm
From Marikana, South Africa to Oakland, California: The Struggle for Workers Power @ UC Berkeley, McCone Hall (Room 575)
May 2 @ 7:00 pm
FROM MARIKANA, SOUTH AFRICA TO OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA: THE STRUGGLE FOR WORKERS POWER The fall of apartheid in South Africa in 1994 was a watershed victory. It culminated decades of struggle by the Black and Colored South African masses, a struggle supported by millions in the U.S. and around the world. The victory brought to power the Tripartite government of the African National Congress (ANC), the South African Communist Party (SACP), and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). Now, two decades later, the ANC-led Tripartite government represents big business’s … Continued
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Alan Blueford Walk-A-Thon “Use your Heels to Heal” 7:00 pm
Alan Blueford Walk-A-Thon “Use your Heels to Heal” @ The Fountain
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
As we Honor Alan Blueford on the 2nd year anniversary of his death The Blueford family would like to invite you to the Alan Blueford Walk-A-Thon “Use you Heels to help Heal” our community. We have a flatbed truck w/professional sound, and 3 confirmed performers: Zar The Dip, Ras Ceylon, and Phanom, who is a rapper from Tracy who also happens to be Alan’s friend. Check out the JAB website and also please join & share the Facebook event page.55204
Rally At the Berkeley Post Office: Introducing the Downtown and Historic District Initiative 7:00 pm
Rally At the Berkeley Post Office: Introducing the Downtown and Historic District Initiative @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
RALLY! Introducing the Downtown Initiative to Save the Public Commons and to ensure a Green Pathway for Downtown. This would establish the Historic District’s Zoning Overlay and protect the Post Office along with other historic buildings. Gather Signatures and Sign the Initiative   Music by Hali Hammer, Dave �Redd� Welsh, and others 55504
From Marikana, South Africa to Oakland, California: The Struggle for Workers Power 9:00 pm
From Marikana, South Africa to Oakland, California: The Struggle for Workers Power @ Black Repertory Theater
May 3 @ 9:00 pm
FROM MARIKANA, SOUTH AFRICA TO OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA: THE STRUGGLE FOR WORKERS POWER The fall of apartheid in South Africa in 1994 was a watershed victory. It culminated decades of struggle by the Black and Colored South African masses, a struggle supported by millions in the U.S. and around the world. The victory brought to power the Tripartite government of the African National Congress (ANC), the South African Communist Party (SACP), and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). Now, two decades later, the ANC-led Tripartite government represents big business’s … Continued
BULB LOVERS ART PARTY EVENT! “STOP BULL DOZING ! BULB LOVERS UNITE !BLOW OUT ART FESTIVAL ! GRAFITI ON BOARDS ROCKS! MAKE ART MUSIC POT LUCK TILL 10 PM ! 10:00 pm
BULB LOVERS ART PARTY EVENT! “STOP BULL DOZING ! BULB LOVERS UNITE !BLOW OUT ART FESTIVAL ! GRAFITI ON BOARDS ROCKS! MAKE ART MUSIC POT LUCK TILL 10 PM ! @ Albany Bulb (Buchanan west of I80)
May 3 @ 10:00 pm – May 4 @ 5:00 am
BULB LOVERS ART PARTY EVENT! "STOP BULL DOZING ! BULB LOVERS UNITE !BLOW OUT ART FESTIVAL ! GRAFITI ON BOARDS ROCKS! MAKE ART MUSIC POT LUCK TILL 10 PM ! @ Albany Bulb (Buchanan west of I80) | Albany | California | United States
/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Gigi-Winters-Speaks-Up-for-Bulb-Community-at-City-Council-Meeting.mp4/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/2014_03_16-Share_The_Bulb-Light_Brigade_AlbanyCA.mp4. 28 HOMELESS FOLKS TOOK THE ROTTEN CAPITALIST DEAL SEE (SEE FRONT PAGE OF OO) ALL WEEK THE BULLDOZERS HAVE BEEN DESTROYING THEIR STRUCTURES AND THREATENING THE REMAINING RESIDENTS Join us for a fun day and NIGHT of making art! TILL 10PM Graffiti boards will be provided but bring your own painting supplies! Open air!!FOOD NOT BOMBS MUSIC The Bulb is Gorgeous and tons of fun! Community members of the Albany Bulb are being targeted and arrested — evicting folks to break up the “homeless” (not), group and develop the … Continued
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Solidarity with Comrade Jihad 5:00 pm
Solidarity with Comrade Jihad @ Causa Justa, Just Cause
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Facebook event: Show solidarity and keep Comrade Jihad on the streets doing revolutionary work for the people by bringing your car in for a thorough clean. Music, snacks, raffle (need not be present to win), and more. Carwash by donation, $5-20 on Sunday, May 4th from 10am-4pm. The carwash will be in the parking lot of Just Cause/Causa Justa, 3268 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA. More The Black Riders Liberation Party, the Intercommunal Solidarity Committee and the Break the Lock initiative snatched Comrade Jihad out of the belly of the … Continued
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Lynne Stewart & Pam Africa Northern California Tour. Free Mumia! 1:00 am
Lynne Stewart & Pam Africa Northern California Tour. Free Mumia! @ Humanist Hall
May 5 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
Celebration of Life and Struggle Free Mumia Abu-Jamal! Welcome Home Lynne Stewart! Free all political prisoners! End racist mass incarceration! Abolish the death penalty! Stop police brutality and murder!   Join Lynne Stewart and Pam AfricaSunday, May 4, 6 pm reception; 7pm rally Initial Bay Area Tour Schedule: Friday, May 2: San Francisco, Host: National Lawyers Guild, 6 pm 518 Valencia St., SF Saturday, May 3, Palo Alto, Host: Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, afternoon Saturday, May 3, San Jose, Host, San Jose Peace and Justice Center & NLG South … Continued
Shame on Feinstein: Reset the Net. Petition Delivery. 7:00 pm
Shame on Feinstein: Reset the Net. Petition Delivery.
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Deliver Signatures to Senator Feinstein’s Office. A Year Has Passed since Edward Snowden’s Revelations. In that year, Senator Feinstein has continued to undermine reform efforts Press Conference featuring the signatories of the Shame On Feinstein letter. We will discuss our demands for real NSA reform. We invite all signatories and members of the press to attend. Facebook Event & RSVP55814
UC Berkeley Redwood Massacre: Day of Education & Action and Qualcomm Privatization 7:00 pm
UC Berkeley Redwood Massacre: Day of Education & Action and Qualcomm Privatization @ Jacobs Hall Site, UC Berkeley
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – May 6 @ 12:00 am
As the April 12th construction groundbreaking ceremony for the controversial UCB Jacobs Hall site at Ridge and Le Roy, community outrage grew about the planned destruction of a beautiful redwood grove, the damage inflicted to the neighborhood’s historical character, and major concerns about the privatized funding in general and Qualcomm’s untrustworthiness in particular. Instead of addressing the concerns of the community transparently, the University cowardly transferred the ceremony to a location that was undisclosed to protestors, intentionally suppressing their first-amendment right to express legitimate grievances publicly. Over the past several … Continued
Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo: Building Movimiento y Comunidad 5:00 pm
Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo: Building Movimiento y Comunidad @ East Side Cultural Center
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join CURYJ to reclaim Cinco de Mayo from cultural commodification! We will be building community through culture and ceremony to remember our ancestors who fought colonialism. Come celebrate the release of a photo novela that CURYJ youth produced, alongside: -Live music, spoken word and poetry -Danza -Free Food -DJ D Community Peoples Cinco de Mayo Event in East Oakland May 5th Monday from 5:00pm till 8:00pm Gruopo Puyakan will be performing Traditional Afro Colombian Music there will also be Danza Azteca poetry speakers and More. at the eats side arts … Continued
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Occupy Forum: Strike Debt Bay Area Presents “The Debt Resisters’ Operations Manual” 1:00 am
Occupy Forum: Strike Debt Bay Area Presents “The Debt Resisters’ Operations Manual” @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
May 6 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Strike Debt Bay Area introduces The Debt Resisters’ Operations Manual Now in its second edition Presentations by Hannah Appel, Cassie Thornton and Jane Smith.   The talks will include demystification of credit scores and other insights about the debt system and forms of resistance, along with provocative performance art. Written by a network of activists, writers, and academics from Strike Debt, The Debt Resisters’ Operations Manual … Continued
KPFA Court Hearing. 4:00 pm
KPFA Court Hearing. @ Alameda Superior Court, Dept 15
May 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The preliminary injunction request in PDGG vs. Pacifica will be heard in Alameda Superior Court in Department 15 with Judge Ioana Petrou. It will be followed at 10:00am by a hearing on the Siegel and Yee request to evict the national office. The opposition filing on the Siegel and Yee eviction request was filed on May 5th and can be found here.  The PDGG vs. Pacifica complaint can be found here in a 137-page full complaint and a 24-page Memorandum of Points and Authorities55696
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Say “NO!” to Tasers for Berkeley PD! 1:30 am
Say “NO!” to Tasers for Berkeley PD! @ Berkeley City Hall
May 7 @ 1:30 am – 4:30 am
Speak out against the madness! Come to the City Council meeting. Berkeley Copwatch invites you to speak out against the Berkeley Police acquiring tasers. RECOMMENDATION Request that the City Manager research and report back to the City Council regarding the history, potential benefits, impacts and possible unintended consequences of allowing Berkeley police to carry and use tasers. Include in the report information regarding other jurisdictions’ “best practices” and protocols, an analysis of changes in technologies, and the feasibility of doing a pilot program. The City Manager should also consult with … Continued
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DAC: Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Privacy and Data Retention 1:00 am
DAC: Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Privacy and Data Retention @ Hearing Room 2, City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
May 9 @ 1:00 am – 3:30 am
The second meeting of the DAC Ad Hoc Privacy and Data Retention Policy Comm is this Thur.  Below are the current members and agenda.  CM Schaaf and Kalb have still not appointed anyone. Lynda Lye (Matt Cagle alt.) Eduardo De Loa (attended 1st meeting) Carl Chan (no show) Jesper Jurcenoks (attended 1st meeting) Brian Hofer (attended 1st meeting) Robert Gray (no show) Robert L. Harris (no show) Jon Wactor (attended 1st meeting) Allan Brill (attended 1st meeting, left for Africa next day.  Allan is gone about 2 months) Aestetix (just … Continued
Film Showings: Remembering John Judge 2:00 am
Film Showings: Remembering John Judge @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Fellowship Hall
May 9 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 am
We present two films in an evening of remembering John Judge. Bonnie Faulkner recently devoted her April 21 ‘Guns & Butter’ Radio Show to John Judge and Michael Ruppert, who both recently passed. The show is now archived on KPFA. Films: John Judge in 1994: “The Hidden History of the United States: Who Really Runs America? – Part One” (1:59:39) After a brief intermission, we will show the short (38:23) “Closing Remarks” by John Judge to the 50th Anniversary Conference on President Kennedy’s Murder , which was presented on November … Continued
Divestment Protest Against Monsanto 7:00 pm
Divestment Protest Against Monsanto @ Fidelity Investments
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Action Alert We have teamed up with Food Democracy Now! And others to tell Wall Street to Dump Monsanto this Friday. Read more for how you can take action too! Did you know? Millions of hardworking Americans, maybe even yourself, are investing their hard earned income in the stock market in an effort to save for their children’s college fund or their retirement nest egg to provide financial stability for the future. Unfortunately, unless you’re paying close attention, you might be investing in a mutual or retirement fund that profits … Continued
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Dirty Energy / Clean Solutions: Climate Conference 2014 2:00 am
Dirty Energy / Clean Solutions: Climate Conference 2014 @ San Francisco Unitarian Universalist Church
May 10 @ 2:00 am – 4:30 am
Friday (7pm – 9:30pm):  The conference opens Friday evening, May 9th, with a keynote address by Professor Mark Jacobson of Stanford University on his science-based plan to get to 100% renewable energy by 2050. A panel of Bay Area activists will respond to Jacobson’s plan from legislative, regulatory, and environmental justice perspectives. See the Speakers and Agenda page for the current program information as we fill out the lineup for the conference. Biographies for all 30+ presenters are here.   New! Special Speaker’s Reception Fundraiser: Come early on Friday, meet the speakers/panelists, and have some great food. Saturday (9am – … Continued
Picnic at the Federal Reserve in SF 7:00 pm
Picnic at the Federal Reserve in SF @ Federal Reserve Building, near Embarcadero
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Food is being provided by the postal union at the Federal Reserve; chalking and other activities are being planned. All are welcome! A BIG THANK YOU to OUR POSTAL WORKERS! This is also the day that the post office collects non-perishable food to donate to various organizations / food banks etc. (From: SF Occupiers & Postal Employees)55720
Film Screening and Discussion: From Fukshima To India 8:45 pm
Film Screening and Discussion: From Fukshima To India @ Berkeley Public Library, West Branch
May 10 @ 8:45 pm – May 11 @ 12:00 am
From Fukshima To India- Report On March 11 Fukushima Events In Japan And Video On Nukes In India Join No Nukes Action NNA on a report back on the anti-nuclear movement in Japan with a video screening as well as a film on the struggle against nuclear power in India(“High Power” by Pradeep Indulkar). Labor Videographers Steve Zeltzer and Kazumi Torri will report on their trip to Fukushima and protests throughout Japan on the 3rd anniversary of the nuclear meltdowns. They also visited Taiwan where there is a growing anti-nuclear … Continued
NAACP Community Forum: “Berkeley Police-Power & Abuse” 9:00 pm
NAACP Community Forum: “Berkeley Police-Power & Abuse” @ South Berkeley Library
May 10 @ 9:00 pm – May 11 @ 12:00 am
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Film Screening & Discussion: “Fascism Inc” 2:00 am
Film Screening & Discussion: “Fascism Inc”
May 11 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 am
Film screening of new Greek documentary “Fascism Inc” about the connections between the rise of fascism (both then and now) and the economic elites. The film will be followed by a discussion about anti-fascism in the Bay Area. Via IndyBay.55543
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Occupy Forum: Anarchism: Its effects – past, present and future. 1:00 am
Occupy Forum: Anarchism: Its effects – past, present and future. @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
May 13 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
Occupy Forum: Anarchism: Its effects - past, present and future. @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART | San Francisco | California | United States
Panel Discussion on anarchism — past, present, and future — with Ramsey Kanaan (AK Press & PM Press), Liz Highleyman (journalist and historian), and Joey Cain (Bound Together Bookstore, LGBT activist)       Anarchism is the belief in the abolition of all government and the organization of society on a voluntary, cooperative basis without recourse to force or compulsion. Anarchism began as what it remains today: a direct challenge by the underprivileged to their oppression and exploitation. It opposes both the growth of state power and the ethos of possessive individualism, which, together or separately, ultimately serve … Continued
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Modern Day Slavery: The Miseducation Of The People Pertaining To The Prison Industry Complex 1:30 am
Modern Day Slavery: The Miseducation Of The People Pertaining To The Prison Industry Complex @ Laney College, Room D-200
May 14 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am
The Laney College Black Student Union in association with the Campaign To End The Death Penalty will be hosting an event commemorating Malcolm X, his Legacy and Life work. We will be celebrating the 60th birthday of Mumia Abu-Jamal. And standing in solidarity with Kevin Cooper a innocent man on death row in San Quentin state penitently since 1985. Our goal is to bring attention to the in humane treatment of prisoners and the true function of the prison industrial complex ( slavery by another name). We will show a short … Continued
Malcolm X, Mumia Abu-Jamal and Kevin Cooper. 1:30 am
Malcolm X, Mumia Abu-Jamal and Kevin Cooper. @ Laney College, Room D-200
May 14 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am
The Laney College Black Student Union in association with the Campaign To End The Death Penalty will be hosting an event commemorating Malcolm X, his Legacy and Life work. We will be celebrating the 60th birthday of Mumia Abu-Jamal. And standing in solidarity with Kevin Cooper a innocent man on death row in San Quentin state penitently since 1985. Our goal is to bring attention to the in humane treatment of prisoners and the true function of the prison industrial complex ( slavery by another name). We will show a short … Continued
Governor Brown: Why is California trying to build more jails? 8:30 pm
Governor Brown: Why is California trying to build more jails? @ State Building, SF
May 14 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Did you know Governor Brown will release his revised 2014-15 budget proposal tomorrow? In recent years we’ve seen $15 billion dollars of cuts to social safety net programs, and we know to build a stronger healthier California for everyone we need invest in programs not prisons. Folks across California are furious that the the Governor has proposed more prison spending including $500 million to build new jails. On Wednesday, we’ll be joining up with the California Partnership organizing rallies and press conferences across the state. Can you can join us … Continued
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FF15: Global Fast Food Workers Strike
FF15: Global Fast Food Workers Strike @ 10:30 AM rendezvous:
May 15 – May 16 all-day
FF15: Global Fast Food Workers Strike @ 10:30 AM  rendezvous: | Oakland | California | United States
Join striking fast food workers and allies from 36 countries and 150 U.S. cities, including Oakland, as we call out some of the world’s worst corporate behavior. With success in exposing widespread wage theft and in the wake of new reports showing an industry with the largest pay gaps between CEOs and workers, we’re demanding change, $15 for workers and a union. 5:30 AM Meet at ACCE Oakland Offices 2501 International Blvd 10:30 AM Meet at 14th St and Alice the Library in Downtown Oakland, 135 14th St. On May … Continued
Bay Area Book Release: “No Doubt: The Murder(s) of Oscar Grant” 2:00 am
Bay Area Book Release: “No Doubt: The Murder(s) of Oscar Grant” @ La Pena Cultural Center
May 15 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Join the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, ONYX, and Davey D in a reading and discussion of “No No Doubt: The Murder’s’ of Oscar Grant with award winning journalist and author, Thandisizwe Chimurenga. “Chimurenga uses her writing as political activism. In ‘No Doubt,’ she connects the systematic state-sanctioned violence against young Black males through the case of Oscar Grant’s murder by transit police on January 1, 2009 in California’s Bay Area.” Watch the book trailer here: http://www.triplemurder.com./ Food will be provided and books will be available for purchase. Facebook event & RSVP.55728
Carry It Forward: Celebrate the Children of Resistance! 2:00 am
Carry It Forward: Celebrate the Children of Resistance! @ Berkeley City College
May 15 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
This video of the theatrical production of the 60th Anniversary of the execution of Ethel & Julius Rosenberg features Angela Davis, Eve Ensler, Cotter Smith, radical hip hop artists Rebel Diaz, poet Martin Espada, members of the Rosenberg/Meeropol family, and more! (This production was staged in June 2013). The 90-minute production uses dramatic readings, acted vignettes, poetry, music, and historical photos to dramatize the last four days of the Rosenbergs’ lives through their prison letters and their sons’ firsthand accounts. The film also tells the stories of present-day activist families … Continued
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Dance Party Benefit for the Bay Area Coalition For the Headwaters and Earth First! 8:30 pm
Dance Party Benefit for the Bay Area Coalition For the Headwaters and Earth First! @ Ashkenaz
May 16 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Support and learn about Forest and Habitat defense in California. Three bands, campaign updates, video clips and more.    55418
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Connect the Dots: Refinery Corridor Healing Walk- Martinez to Benicia 4:00 pm
Connect the Dots: Refinery Corridor Healing Walk- Martinez to Benicia @ Martinez Waterfront Parkq
May 17 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Connect with the walk during the day: 11:45 AM: Bridgehead Road, Martinez (foot of the Benicia/Martinez bridge) 2:30 PM: East B Street & First Street in grassy area in Benicia 3:30 PM: Walk ends at 9th St. Park for Rally  55738
Malcolm X Jazz Festival 6:00 pm
Malcolm X Jazz Festival @ San Antonio Park
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – May 18 @ 1:00 am
Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival In Honor of Amiri Baraka MAIN STAGE:  -The Last Poets -Ms. Faye Carol (in a tribute to Abbey Lincoln) -Howard Wiley & Excerpts from Amiri Baraka’s The Sisyphus Syndrome -Unity Grooves: EastSide Youth Jazz Workshop -Marvin X and the Black Arts Movement KATHERINE DUNHAM DANCE STAGE: -Starchild Dance Lindy Hop Project -Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble -Sister Linda Johnson Also featuring: Local crafts vendors & community organizations, The Javad Jahi Soapbox stage, The Mike Dream Courts, Kid’s Court for family fun, and our Food Court featuring international … Continued
KPFA West Oakland Town Hall Meeting, 8:00 pm
KPFA West Oakland Town Hall Meeting, @ Marcus Garvey Building--Liberty Hall
May 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The KPFA Community Advisory Board invites you to an information and music sharing Town Hall gathering in West Oakland . We want to hear from youth, listeners, community members, musicians and media activists about your favorite music, community actions and programming ideas. Learn about creating press releases and posting announcements. Help KPFA to address our cultural, political and economic challenges now.55518
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Listen Up! Oakland Listening Session About Violence. 9:00 pm
Listen Up! Oakland Listening Session About Violence. @ Defemery (Lil' Bobby Hutton) Park, Multipurpose Room
May 18 @ 9:00 pm – May 19 @ 12:00 am
Oakland knows a lot about violence. It’s time to share our stories… and listen. FREE! DELICIOUS FOOD! CHILD CARE! Second session on May 31.55487
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COURT SUPPORT: NUBIA BOWE PRE-TRIAL HEARING 4:00 pm
COURT SUPPORT: NUBIA BOWE PRE-TRIAL HEARING @ Gale/Schenone Hall of InJustice
May 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Show support for Nubia Bowe, the Oakland teen brutalized in Santa Rita Jail, as she faces the district attorney in the sheriff’s backyard. Shuttles from the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station to the courthouse will be provided. Call or text (510) 978-9206 for more info.55787
Occupy Forum: Chevron Not Chagrined What next? 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: Chevron Not Chagrined What next? @ near Civic Center Bart
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! In conjunction with the Global Day of Action Against Chevron, OccupyForum presents Chevron Not Chagrined: What next? � Last year at this time, OccupyForum presented “Turning Point or Tipping Point? The Crimes of Chevron and the Campaigns to Stop Them”. A  year later, Chevron continues to be the brutal, poisoning, lying, exploiting, oppressing, militarizing, greenwashing climate criminal it has always been. In its wake it … Continued
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TRAYVON2 COURT SUPPORT: PACK THE KKKOURT HOUSE 3:30 pm
TRAYVON2 COURT SUPPORT: PACK THE KKKOURT HOUSE @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Dept 104
May 21 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Facebook event & RSVP.  Here are some facts about the case: 1) The Trayvon 2, Hannibal Shakur (Lamar Caldwell) and Tanzeen Doha are two local activists being prosecuted for protests last July against the George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict in the murder of Trayvon Martin. According to the San Jose Mercury News, they are the only two people being prosecuted in relation to the July protests. 2) They are being railroaded through the judicial system on false charges of felony vandalism of a window. Why? Because they are Muslim and they … Continued
Global Day of Action: Don’t Buy Chevron & Protest at Richmond Refinery 6:00 pm
Global Day of Action: Don’t Buy Chevron & Protest at Richmond Refinery @ Richmond Refinery Entrance off I80
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Cyclists from around the Bay Area will meet outside Richmond BART at 10am to bike the math of climate change to Chevron and tell the company to stop fueling climate chaos and become a renewable energy company. For more info: tubernation@sbcglobal.net   Chevron Corporation’s victims around the world have come together in a joint Statement to reject the transnational’s substandard operations and corporate practices. The affected communities extend an invitation to actively participate in the International Anti Chevron Day, on May 21st, 2014. The Statement is also signed by the … Continued
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Film Screening: Voting rights: Then and now 1:30 am
Film Screening: Voting rights: Then and now @ New Parkway Theatre
May 23 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am
  Arrive early to secure a seat.! Voting rights: Then and now In 1964 Alabama, thousands of African American voters were denied their rights and kept away from the polls through intimidating and unconstitutional tactics. As a result, less than 7% of all African American voters were registered even though the community made up a majority of the population. All of that changed during Freedom Summer�10 memorable weeks where over 700 volunteer students teamed up with local leaders in an historic effort to shatter the foundations of racism in one … Continued
ALL EYEZ ON ME: Race , Muslims & the Surveillance State 2:00 am
ALL EYEZ ON ME: Race , Muslims & the Surveillance State
May 23 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
 Recent revelations of the massive surveillance apparatus of the NSA and U.S. government have raised debate around privacy and security, reinvigorating long standing liberal notions about civil liberty violations. While mainstream America is concerned at the extent of government surveillance, there is very little alarm and in fact a great deal of public support for the continued surveillance of Muslim communities as a potential fifth column of “radicalization” and subversion in a post-9/11 climate. This conversation will discuss how fears around “extremism” have impacted diverse Muslim communities (Black, Asian, Arab, … Continued
Press Conference to Celebrate Success of $12.25 + Sick Leave Ballot Initiative Campaign 5:30 pm
Press Conference to Celebrate Success of $12.25 + Sick Leave Ballot Initiative Campaign @ Steps outside of City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
May 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
On Friday, we’ll turn in our signatures to the Oakland City Clerk’s office. We will be holding a press conference beforehand on the City Hall steps and we’d like you to be there. When our signatures are validated, we will be the first community-run campaign to qualify a ballot initiative in Oakland in five years.  That’s quite an accomplishment. We know that the only way toward raising the minimum wage regionally is for Oakland to lead the way. The damaging proposal in Richmond and the watered down measure in Berkeley … Continued
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Film Screening: Inequality for All. 12:00 am
Film Screening: Inequality for All. @ City College Mission Campus, Room 109
May 24 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
  A single top earner could buy housing for every homeless person in the U.S. Join us for a film screening & panel discussion on how community organizations & labor unions are fighting inequality in the Bay Area. Presented by the Student Labor Action Project. More on Inequality for All: http://tinyurl.com/m73ssze  55777
Judi Bari Day 2014 6:30 pm
Judi Bari Day 2014
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Judi Bari Day 2014 @ Oakland | California | United States
Join us to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the bombing of Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney. We will gather at 11:30 AM at E. 33rd and Park Blvd in East Oakland (where the car bomb went off) and mark the moment at noon. Speak out, sing out, and pay respects. Facebook page & RSVP 55797
Know Your Rights Training: DEFEND THE RIGHT TO WATCH THE POLICE! LEARN WHAT YOU CAN DO! 7:00 pm
Know Your Rights Training: DEFEND THE RIGHT TO WATCH THE POLICE! LEARN WHAT YOU CAN DO! @ Berkeley Public Library, West Branch
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  DEFEND THE RIGHT TO WATCH THE POLICE! LEARN WHAT YOU CAN DO! Can cops just do whatever they want? Not if you’re WATCHING! Come to the COPWATCH TRAINING and PRACTICE – Protecting your neighbors by watching and documenting what police do – Preventing abuse to yourself by using your legal rights. – Recognizing and responding to police manipulation techniques FREE!! Facebook page & RSVP Hosted by Berkeley Copwatch55756
March Against Monsanto, San Francisco 7:00 pm
March Against Monsanto, San Francisco @ Union Square
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  Why do we march? � Protect our food supply � Support local farms � Protect our environment � Promote organic solutions � Expose the cronyism between big business and the government (Agribiz) � Bring accountability to those responsible for the corruption More info.55809
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Protest the Police Murder of Carlos Mejia in Salinas 5:00 pm
Protest the Police Murder of Carlos Mejia in Salinas @ Closter Park
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Protest the Police Murder of Carlos Mejia in Salinas @ Closter Park | Salinas | California | United States
Please join us on Sunday at 10 AM as the Salinas Community Unites to PEACEFULLY Protest against the Salinas Police Department. There have been 3 homicides within the last 90 days! Two of which were committed within these past 11 Days!! The two young men were farmworkers and had their farmworker tools when they were fatally shot multiple times including the face. We will be gathering today (5/22) at ROSA DE SARON CHURCH at 6:30pm to prepare for Sunday’s March. Please join us! OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS US! WE MUST ALL … Continued
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@ Mike's Place
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – May 26 @ 5:00 am
 @ Mike's Place | El Cerrito | California | United States
A BARBECUE FOR HERBIVORES AND CARNIVORES ALIKE When: Sunday, May 25 Noon to 10:00PM Where: Mike’s house: 3413 Belmont Ave., El Cerrito 94530 Why? The time of year cries out for a backyard party to ring in the outdoor season, and there’s no more benevolent use for carbon as a fuel than a barbecue.  Also, we’ll be saying “Keep in touch” to our great friend Hannah who will be leaving in June for Gomorrah – the City of Angels – with her family. AND we’re anticipating a visit from Occupy … Continued
AN OO BARBECUE FOR HERBIVORES AND CARNIVORES ALIKE! 7:00 pm
AN OO BARBECUE FOR HERBIVORES AND CARNIVORES ALIKE! @ Mike's House
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – May 26 @ 5:00 am
AN OO BARBECUE FOR HERBIVORES AND CARNIVORES ALIKE! @ Mike's House | El Cerrito | California | United States
A BARBECUE FOR HERBIVORES AND CARNIVORES ALIKE The time of year cries out for a backyard party to ring in the outdoor season, and there’s no more benevolent use for carbon as a fuel than a barbecue.  Also, we’ll be saying “Keep in touch” to our great friend Hannah who will be leaving in June for Gomorrah – the City of Angels – with her family. AND we’re anticipating a visit from Occupy Oakland’s candidate for Mayor – Einstein!  Come and meet the candidate and hear his views on Jean … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 9:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ 3413 Belmont Avenue
May 25 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ 3413 Belmont Avenue | El Cerrito | California | United States
This Sunday, May 25th GA will be held at Mike Wilson’s digs in El Cerrito as part of a festive potluck BBQ that starts at noon.  We will stop sucking down brews and scarfing BBQ flesh for a reasonable period between 2PM & 3PM at our normally scheduled OGP GA time and discuss how to overthrow capitalism and all the awesome stuff we’ve done in the past week and plan to do in the next week. A BARBECUE FOR HERBIVORES AND CARNIVORES ALIKE The time of year cries out for … Continued
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CONTINUE TO STOP EVICTION OF LAST RESIDENTS OF BULB CAMP OUT MAY 26TH MONDAY AUTONOMOUS ACTION TUESDAY 27MAY 27 2:00 am
CONTINUE TO STOP EVICTION OF LAST RESIDENTS OF BULB CAMP OUT MAY 26TH MONDAY AUTONOMOUS ACTION TUESDAY 27MAY 27 @ ALBANY BULB
May 27 @ 2:00 am – May 28 @ 5:00 am
CONTINUE TO STOP EVICTION OF LAST RESIDENTS OF BULB CAMP OUT MAY 26TH MONDAY  AUTONOMOUS ACTION TUESDAY 27MAY 27 @ ALBANY BULB  | Albany | California | United States
    police terrorism that was the main reason people left   6 cop cars  gave tickets out every nite for two weeks for illegal camping and curfew violations three tickets added up to misdomeaners , bench warrent which cause you to  loose all medical social security food stamps etc.      then they said you move by friday we will dismiss all tickets and bench warrents if you sign saying you will not come back to the bulb for a year we will give you $3000 each .     They … Continued
Occupy Forum: There Are Solutions. 1:00 am
Occupy Forum: There Are Solutions. @ Unite Here, Local 2, near Civic Center BART
May 27 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
OccupyForum Presents…   Information, discussion &� community! Monday Night� Forum!!  Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues!“There are Solutions”: Hear from 5 Green Party Candidates for the June 3rd Election � The Green Party is the largest political party in the world. In other countries, the candidates are included in all of the debates and are regularly elected to local, state and federal offices. Green Party candidates do not ever take money from corporations. In the U.S., Green Party … Continued
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THE FALSE HOPE OF ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES with Ken Peterson 2:00 am
THE FALSE HOPE OF ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES with Ken Peterson @ Humanist Hall
May 28 @ 2:00 am – 4:30 am
It is a common belief amongst politicians, the public, and even top environmentalist leaders that “clean,” renewable, alternative energy sources can almost completely replace our use of fossil fuels in the foreseeable future — thus allowing global industrial society to continue pretty much as it is. All we have to do is ramp up and perfect the use of renewables such as wind, solar, and hydro power. Not so! We will discuss the aspects of these methodologies that make it highly unlikely that any one, or any combination of them, … Continued
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May Day in Havana 2014: Cuba Marches On 7:00 pm
May Day in Havana 2014: Cuba Marches On @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Featuring scenes from the recent May Day march in Havana, “May Day in Havana 2014,” is a  short video presentation produced by Jonathan Nack. Steve Martinot will speak about contemporary developments in Cuba and its international relations.  Mr. Martinot has been involved in Cuba solidarity work since 1960 and has led tours to Cuba.  His talk will examine the U..S. embargo and the origins of U.S. hostility to Cuba; and will present an overview of the inner social dynamic of political process and political changes on the island. . Following … Continued
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ALBANY BULB AUTONOMOUS ZONE (BAZ)Build Community Every nite 7 to 9pm POTLUCK, MUSIC 2:00 am
ALBANY BULB AUTONOMOUS ZONE (BAZ)Build Community Every nite 7 to 9pm POTLUCK, MUSIC @ ALBANY BULB 1 buchanan @ stone structure
May 31 @ 2:00 am
ALBANY BULB AUTONOMOUS ZONE (BAZ)Build Community Every nite 7 to 9pm POTLUCK, MUSIC @ ALBANY BULB 1 buchanan @ stone structure | Albany | California | United States
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“DON’T Support the Salinas PD” Rally 6:00 pm
“DON’T Support the Salinas PD” Rally
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A rally to support the Salinas Police Department has been organized for Sat. from 11am-2pm. This is a response to that rally. The Direct Action Monterey Network and our comrades in Salinas are mobilizing for a counter demonstration because a pro-cop rally in response to what’s been going on is a pro-murder-of-Latino-farmworkers rally and can not be left unanswered. This is not about specific cops or their personal attitudes and beliefs. This is about exposing the Salinas PD for being the violent, oppressive institution that it is. Their daily intimidation and harassment, … Continued
End Police Terrorisim BBQ in Stockton: Free Community BBQ & Justice For James Rivera 3rd Annual Speak Out. 6:00 pm
End Police Terrorisim BBQ in Stockton: Free Community BBQ & Justice For James Rivera 3rd Annual Speak Out. @ Bus leaves for Stockton from OGP
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 1 @ 1:00 am
OAKLAND: BUS FROM OAKLAND, MEET AT OGP 11:00AM For all those who have suffered police brutality please join us, and speak out about the corruption in San Joaquin county that affects us all. When? Saturday May 31st 2014 for the 3rd annual Speak out for victims of police violence/brutality. Bring your friends, invite your friends. In 2010 16 year old James Rivera Jr, was driving a mini van that was violently forced off of the road by multiple Police units. The vehicle was forced to crash, going through two residential … Continued
STOP CRUDE OIL BY RAIL SHIPMENTS TO RICHMOND! 8:00 pm
STOP CRUDE OIL BY RAIL SHIPMENTS TO RICHMOND!
May 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
If the Government Won’t, the People Will….. STOP CRUDE OIL BY RAIL SHIPMENTS TO RICHMOND! Stop pollution of our communities and our climate! PROTEST AT KINDER MORGAN’S RAIL YARD SHUTTLES WILL PROVIDE RIDES FROM RICHMOND BART — 12:15-12:30 pm Meet at Castro St. entrance to Kinder Morgan train yard between entrance to Chevron Refinery/Hwy 580 & Hensley Street, close to Hensley across Castro Street from General Chemical’s entrance at525 Castro Street. (Closet parking is up Hensley Street) The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a permit to Kinder Morgan … Continued
Listen Up! Oakland Listening Session About Violence. 9:00 pm
Listen Up! Oakland Listening Session About Violence. @ West Oakland Library
May 31 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 1 @ 12:00 am
First session on May 18th. Policy brainstorming to generate specific recommendations for community-based public policies. FREE! DELICIOUS FOOD! CHILD CARE!55488