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Occupy The Farm Party, BBQ, Music 5:00 pm
Occupy The Farm Party, BBQ, Music @ Gill Tract
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Lots of reasons to stop by the farm this Sunday June 1st!  The 1.5 acres of the farm we planted out on April 26th are taking off, and right now we are producing many pounds of delicious greens.  Lettuces and kale, chard, mustard greens, etc.  Perfect for salad and stir frys!  We’ll be weeding and harvesting!  And you can take some fresh and healthy food home with you (bring paper bags if you have them!). Also this Sunday, two of your favorite farmers will be celebrating a joint birthday party, with a … Continued
BULB AUTONOMOUS ZONE (BAZ) Tea Party birthday party potluck/music for bulb lover every one should come 3pm to 10 pm 10:00 pm
BULB AUTONOMOUS ZONE (BAZ) Tea Party birthday party potluck/music for bulb lover every one should come 3pm to 10 pm @ Albany Bulb @ statues on north side on the water
Jun 1 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 4:00 am
BULB AUTONOMOUS ZONE (BAZ) Tea Party birthday party potluck/music for bulb lover every one should come 3pm to 10 pm @ Albany Bulb @ statues on north side on the water  | Albany | California | United States
UPDATE:   There are some places in this world that are too good to be true, and when they are true, when those places exist, it is almost inevitable that groups of powerful people will want control over them. It is almost inevitable that they will do anything in their power to prevent these places from being enjoyed by those they deem unworthy. It is almost inevitable that these places will be commodified, bought and sold. It is almost inevitable that these places will cease to exist…almost. The Albany Bulb … Continued
Occupy Forum: Leverage Points and Tipping Points: Deconstructing Political Influence 1:00 am
Occupy Forum: Leverage Points and Tipping Points: Deconstructing Political Influence @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Jul 1 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
OccupyForum presents Information, discussion & community! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues. � Leverage Points and Tipping Points: Deconstructing Political Influence with Patrick McKercher Patrick McKercher will begin with a brief historical overview of how the 1% and corporations gained their influence, offer an interactive tour of the map of the “Death Star,” then strategize with us how to use what it reveals for maximum leverage. When scientists and the world were increasingly certain about global warming — … Continued
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. All Are Welcome. 1:30 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. All Are Welcome. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Jul 1 @ 1:30 am – 2:30 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly.  All Are Welcome. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office | Berkeley | California | United States
The Postal Service has put the Berkeley Post Office up for sale!! The Postal Service has started to outsource Post Office services to Staples, replacing union jobs with low-paying, low benefit work. And we’re fighting against both! Come help us plan our next steps. We’ve began the “Don’t Shop at Staples” campaign with some awesome… what else? … postcards to send to Staples management!  Here’s the front of the postcard. The campaign has been adopted by Postal Unions, the San Francisco Labor Council and has been endorsed by the AFL-CIO, … Continued
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COURT SUPPORT FOR TIRELESS ALBANY BULB SUPPORTER AND ACTIVIST 9AM DEPT 104 4:00 pm
COURT SUPPORT FOR TIRELESS ALBANY BULB SUPPORTER AND ACTIVIST 9AM DEPT 104 @ Wiley manuel Courthouse Dept 104
Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 3 @ 12:00 am
This activist was snatched up by police may 28th preventing further work with bulb residents . On may 29 the next day the 4am police terrorist attack that involved over 20 cops from the Alameda Sheriffs berkley and albany with dirt bikes ,vans ,asault weapons etc. happened . listen to kpfa archives sat may 31 last story on the 6pm news for more details of Bulb struggle also facebook.com/sharethebulb and sharethebulb.org55907
Court Support for Elliot 9:00 pm
Court Support for Elliot @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Department 112
Jun 2 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Court Support for Elliot @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Department 112 | Oakland | California | United States
Elliot, an active labor organizer and Bulb supporter, was arrested on the Albany Bulb on Thursday.  He is charged with “Prisoner MFG Weapon/Etc” “Furnish Escape Equipment” “Appropr Lost Prop – $400” whatever those things mean.  He is being / has been held at Santa Rita over the weekend. It is unknown at this time whether he has a lawyer or will be assigned a public defender or, really, what is going to happen. From Anarchist News: Friend and comrade Elliot was arrested Thursday evening as he left the Albany Bulb, … Continued
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Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly 1:00 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Jun 3 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office | Berkeley | California | United States
The Postal Service has put the Berkeley Post Office up for sale!! The Postal Service has started to outsource Post Office services to Staples, replacing union jobs with low-paying, low benefit work. And we’re fighting against both! Come help us plan our next steps. We’ve started a “Don’t Shop at Staples” campaign with some awesome… what else? … postcards to send to Staples management!  Here’s the front of the postcard. All four Postal Unions have joined together to support maintaining full service, public Post Offices in every community, with expansion … Continued
Occupy Forum: A Conversation with David Korten 1:00 am
Occupy Forum: A Conversation with David Korten @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Jun 3 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! OccupyForum Conversation with David Korten David Korten will join us to share his current work on a new book and engage in conversation around the central theme – changing our story from one of “sacred money and markets” to one of a “living economy on a living Earth”.  He is interested in exploring this theme with members of the Occupy Forum to test the extent to which this frame has potential broad resonance: “Our defining cultural story determines what we most value as … Continued
Court Hearing in EFF Lawsuit to Uncover Secret Court Opinions Authorizing NSA Spying 9:00 pm
Court Hearing in EFF Lawsuit to Uncover Secret Court Opinions Authorizing NSA Spying @ Courtroom 1, 4th Floor Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building
Jun 3 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Staff Attorney Mark Rumold will argue before a judge that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) must release key legal opinions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) regarding Section 215 of the Patriot Act—the law the National Security Agency (NSA) uses to collect telephone records on a massive scale. Judge: Hon. Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers presiding. More info.55879
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OUR Walmart National Strike Day and Action! 12:00 am
OUR Walmart National Strike Day and Action! @ Walmart Supercenter Union City
Jun 5 @ 12:00 am – 3:30 am
Walmart Associates will be on strike to protest Walmart’s illegal retaliation against Associates who have spoken up about inequality and have gone on strike. We’ll be talking to customers and asking them to support Walmart Associates who continue to highlight the issue of Walmart’s poverty wages deepening income inequality and the impact it has on its workers, customers, and communities as a whole and call on Walmart to raise workers’ wages to $25,000 per year. 55813
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A Year Since Snowden: Discussion of a year of activism. 2:00 am
A Year Since Snowden: Discussion of a year of activism. @ First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco, Murdock Room
Jun 6 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Zaki Manian and Janet Weil will host a discussion on a year since Snowden and planning future activism efforts. Discussion of a year of activism against mass surveillance structured around video clips of significant journalism.. Space is Limited. Please RSVP.55815
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First Friday: Strike Debt Bay Area Booth. 12:30 am
First Friday: Strike Debt Bay Area Booth. @ First Friday, corner of 25th & Telegraph
Jun 7 @ 12:30 am – 4:00 am
Look for the Strike Debt Bay Area booth somewhere between 24th & 5th streets on Telegraph. Come hang out and learn about debt! Pick up a copy of the Debt Resisters’ Operations Manual and learn how to fight against your and others debts.55924
First Friday: Alan Blueford Center for Justice 1:00 am
First Friday: Alan Blueford Center for Justice @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Jun 7 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am
The Alan Blueford Center for Justice will be open for First Friday. Come pay a visit!55942
LeiLani Dowell: Uniting Women, LGBTQ, & Workers’ Struggles 1:00 am
LeiLani Dowell: Uniting Women, LGBTQ, & Workers’ Struggles @ Workers World Offices, Oakland (#411, ring buzzer)
Jun 7 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am
LeiLani Dowell: Uniting Women, LGBTQ, & Workers' Struggles @ Workers World Offices, Oakland (#411, ring buzzer) | Oakland | California | United States
Marxist Editor, LeiLani Dowell, speaks on Uniting Women, LGBTQ, & Workers’ Struggles as part of a California statewide speaking tour. After Oakland, she will speak in San Diego and LA. LeiLani Dowell began her activism while studying Labor Studies at San Francisco State University shortly after 9/11, when she became actively engaged in the struggle to prevent the war against Iraq. As a queer woman, Dowell has done organizing for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer rights in both San Francisco and New York, where she currently resides. Dowell has … Continued
Honoring Andy Lopez 6:00 pm
Honoring Andy Lopez @ Dollar Tree Parking lot
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Andy Lopez will be honored by family, friends and supporters on the occasion of his 14th birthday. Andy will be celebrated by both those who knew him personally and by those who have been seeking a just response to his death. Speakers at the opening and concluding gatherings will share what Andy’s life and memory mean to them and what they expect to be his lasting legacy. The noon march will lead by Danza Azteca Coyolxauqui and by youth contingents from Andy’s Youth and the Windsor Bloco Youth Ensemble. Participating … Continued
Haiti Action Committee Study Group Mtg 9:00 pm
Haiti Action Committee Study Group Mtg @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Jun 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
What does activism look like in Haiti & how can you be apart of it? How can it shape your work here? Join HAC as we explore Haiti’s history, current political situation, and the connections to parallel struggles throughout the U.S. and around the world. Come to our first meeting! Resistance & the Lavalas Movement: What is Lavalas? Do people in Haiti support the current government? Who is involved in Haiti’s fight for democracy? Why do the world’s superpowers fear the people’s movement? Who is really in power in Haiti? … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Ideas Into Action. 10:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Ideas Into Action. @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater, next to City Hall
Jun 7 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 8 @ 12:30 am
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Ideas Into Action. @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater, next to City Hall | Oakland | California | United States
New to Strike Debt?? Don’t walk cold turkey into a bunch of radicals talking about debt! Show up a half hour early — at 2:30 PM — for an informal pre-meeting intro session. If you’d like to attend this pre-get-together please email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com and let us know you’re coming. Join Strike Debt Bay Area in working on some exciting projects locally and nationally to fight unjust debt. – The latest on our coalition efforts to Save the Berkeley Post Office and fight the privatization of our commons. – The latest on our efforts … Continued
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Ernest Duenez Jr. 3rd Memorial March & BBQ – Manteca, CA 6:30 pm
Ernest Duenez Jr. 3rd Memorial March & BBQ – Manteca, CA
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
On June 8, 2011 our beloved son, brother, father, husband, uncle, nephew, grandson, cousin & friend Justice For Ernest Duenez Jr. was murdered by John Moody of the Manteca PD. Join us this year as we march from the place where he was murdered – 241 Flores Ave Manteca, CA – to the Manteca Police Station. For the last 3 years you have all seen us through our darkest hours and we would be honored if you would join us as we remind the City of Manteca that we want … Continued
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Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly 1:00 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Jun 10 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office | Berkeley | California | United States
The Postal Service has put the Berkeley Post Office up for sale!! The Postal Service has started to outsource Post Office services to Staples, replacing union jobs with low-paying, low benefit work. And we’re fighting against both! Come help us plan our next steps. We’ve started a “Don’t Shop at Staples” campaign with some awesome… what else? … postcards to send to Staples management!  Here’s the front of the postcard. The campaign has been adopted by Postal Unions, has been endorsed by the AFL-CIO, and has gone national! All four … Continued
Occupy Forum: Land Access, Food Autonomy, Permaculture and Direct Action 1:00 am
Occupy Forum: Land Access, Food Autonomy, Permaculture and Direct Action @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Jun 10 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
Ryan Rising & Ivy Anderson Story Telling and Discussion: Land Access, Food Autonomy, Permaculture and Direct Action Come hear stories of direct actions and community organizing over the last few years that have focused on reclaiming access to land to create permaculture and common spaces in the Bay Area. Also, hear a report back from the Zapatista Escuelita: The Little School of Freedom according to the Zapatistas – the indigenous communities in resistance in Chiapas, Mexico, who reclaimed much of their land base in 1994 and have been self-organizing and living autonomously from the … Continued
BULB LOVERS PICKET LINE,MUSIC,POTLUCK,PHONE BLAST PROTEST @ALBANY CITY COUNCILL FOR THEIR MAY 29TH 4AM POLICE TERRORIST ATTACK ON BULB RESIDENTS 2:00 am
BULB LOVERS PICKET LINE,MUSIC,POTLUCK,PHONE BLAST PROTEST @ALBANY CITY COUNCILL FOR THEIR MAY 29TH 4AM POLICE TERRORIST ATTACK ON BULB RESIDENTS @ ALBANY CITY HALL
Jun 10 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 am
BULB LOVERS PICKET LINE,MUSIC,POTLUCK,PHONE BLAST PROTEST @ALBANY CITY COUNCILL  FOR THEIR MAY 29TH   4AM POLICE TERRORIST ATTACK ON BULB RESIDENTS   @ ALBANY CITY HALL | Albany | California | United States
Ayr-Bulb/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/The-Aftermath-Albany-City-Council-May-5-2014.mp4/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Orion_KPFA_Interview-David_Rosenberg_2014-05-31-Sat1800.mp3we are demonstrating at city councill because among other things (see front page of occupoakland.org) on   may 29 4am police mounted a vicious terrorist attack on residents of the bulb with over 20 berk albany alameda sheriffs asault weapons dirt bikes vans ,We must publisize and expose this attack on the working class and student movement that is trying to save the Albany bulb. If you can’t make the demo please  take part in our june 9  phone blast leave a message for each city concill member their number … Continued
Crude-by-Rail in Oakland? Say NO! 6:30 pm
Crude-by-Rail in Oakland? Say NO! @ Oakland City Hall
Jun 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Crude-by-Rail in Oakland? Say NO! @ Oakland City Hall | Oakland | California | United States
Crude-by-Rail in Oakland? Say NO on Tuesday, June 10 A resolution opposing transportation of hazardous fuels through Oakland will soon be considered by the Oakland City Council.  The first step is a meeting of the Public Works Committee. Tuesday, June 10, 11:30 AM Oakland City Hall, first floor If passed, this will go to the full council shortly thereafter.  If you are available Tuesday, please attend to express support for this important step in the campaign against crude-by-rail, fossil fuels and climate change. Councilmembers are recommending that the City Council adopt … Continued
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Eyewitness Syria: Speaker Rick Sterling 2:00 am
Eyewitness Syria: Speaker Rick Sterling @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Fellowship Hall
Jun 11 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
What is going on in Syria? Is there a “revolution” or is this western “regime change”? What can we make of the June 3 Presidential Election in Syria? Rick Sterling is a founding member of Syria Solidarity Movement. He was in Syria with International Peace Pilgrimage in April 2014 and visited Damascus, Latakia and Homs. Rick will discuss the roots of the conflict, impressions from observations and first hand discussions with a wide variety of Syrian and Palestinian residents in Syria. http://www.syriasolidaritymovement.org Co-sponsored by Syria Solidarity Movement, and the BFUU … Continued
Wreck the W.O.S.P. – STOP GENTRIFICATION! 11:00 pm
Wreck the W.O.S.P. – STOP GENTRIFICATION! @ Defemery (Lil' Bobby Hutton) Park
Jun 11 @ 11:00 pm – Jun 12 @ 1:00 am
Wreck the W.O.S.P. - STOP GENTRIFICATION! @ Defemery (Lil' Bobby Hutton) Park | Oakland | California | United States
The West Oakland Specific Plan is a massive development project that will lead to gentrification and displacement across West Oakland. The Plan itself, while saying much about attracting business and investment by playing up West Oakland’s ‘uniqueness’ and ‘diversity,’ actually contains NO guarantees for protecting and providing for people who already live here. JOIN THE MARCH: Leaving from Defremery Park at 4pm, through West Oakland to spread the word, arriving at City Hall for the 6pm Planning Commission meeting! NO TO DISPLACEMENT! NO TO GENTRIFICATION! DEFEND WEST OAKLAND!  Original event … Continued
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Politics of Debt Book Group of Strike Debt Bay Area. 2:30 am
Politics of Debt Book Group of Strike Debt Bay Area. @ Public School Space (entrance on 22nd St, use buzzer)
Jun 12 @ 2:30 am – 4:30 am
We’re going to finish Richard Heinberg’s The End of Growth with a twist: everyone will read the last chapter (Ch.7) to get a picture of his prophesies and prescriptions while Spencer, Greg, and I will focus on a chapter each and give a short report-back.  This way we can finish the book in just one more meeting. Heinberg-CH-7 Heinberg-CH-7-cont 55816
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City of Oakland Privacy Committee Meeting 1:00 am
City of Oakland Privacy Committee Meeting @ Oakland City Hall Council Chambers
Jun 13 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am
City of Oakland Privacy Committee Meeting @ Oakland City Hall Council Chambers | Oakland | California | United States
Meeting of the City of Oakland’s “Privacy and Data Retention Ad Hoc Advisory Committee” – open to the public. When: 2nd & 4th Thursdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm   Where: Council Chambers Oakland City Hall 14th & Broadway   Read the announcement from the City of Oakland City Administrator’s Weekly Report (April 25, 2014): This committee was created by City Council action during the discussions earlier in the year about the Port Domain Awareness Center (DAC). The goal of the DAC is to improve readiness to prevent, respond to and recover from major emergencies … Continued
Working Our Way Out of the Crisis: Climate Justice & the Working Class 1:00 am
Working Our Way Out of the Crisis: Climate Justice & the Working Class @ California Nurses Association Hall
Jun 13 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am
Working Our Way Out of the Crisis: Climate Justice & the Working Class” part of MG’s free public series: Race, Class and Ecology On June 12th, Movement Generation will launch our Race, Class & Ecology series, beginning with a conversation between workers, union organizers, and climate justice leaders on moving from “Jobs OR the environment” to “Jobs FOR the environment.” Facebook & RSVP.55805
Trayvon 2 Trial Begins. 3:00 pm
Trayvon 2 Trial Begins. @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse
Jun 13 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Trayvon 2 Trial Begins. @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse | Oakland | California | United States
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Refinery Corridor Healing Walk 3: Benicia – Rodeo. 3:00 pm
Refinery Corridor Healing Walk 3: Benicia – Rodeo. @ 9th Street Park
Jun 14 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Refinery Corridor Healing Walk 3: Benicia - Rodeo.  @ 9th Street Park | Benicia | California | United States
Refinery Corridor Healing Walk 3: Benicia – Rodeo. Sat. June 14 Join us for the third of four healing walks along the refinery corridor in Northeast San Francisco Bay. We will begin at the 9th Street Park in Benicia (Valero Refinery) and walk in prayer and conversation to Lone Tree Park in Rodeo (Phillips 66 Refinery). To RSVP, and for full details, schedule, bicycle contingent, and transportation options, please visit the Connect the Dots website. Native American elders and community members will lead the walk, stopping to pray at certain places, … Continued
*** FIGHT FOR $15 IN SF *** MOBILIZATION AND SIGNATURE GATHERING 5:00 pm
*** FIGHT FOR $15 IN SF *** MOBILIZATION AND SIGNATURE GATHERING @ 16th Street Mission BART Station
Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
*** FIGHT FOR $15 IN SF *** MOBILIZATION AND SIGNATURE GATHERING @ 16th Street Mission BART Station | San Francisco | California | United States
San Franciscans Deserves a Raise The current movement to increase the minimum wage has gained momentum across the country and the time in San Francisco is now! Workers demand a dignified wage! An increase in the minimum wage would help thousands of workers keep up with rising rents, tuition and healthcare. Please join community, labor and students as San Francisco leads the fight in raising standards for all workers. Lunch provided. Facebook event & RSVP   55954
Demand Deeply Affordable Housing: Mission, SF 7:00 pm
Demand Deeply Affordable Housing: Mission, SF @ 16th Street Mission BART Station
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
La Plaza 16 Coalición demands a moratorium on market-rate housing development at 16th/Mission until the needs for deeply affordable housing are met. Brass Liberation Orchestra @ Noon Other performances from 1-4PM Join us before or after you celebrate at SF JUNETEENTH 2014! This event will be a super fun, interactive and visual way to show that the Plaza belongs to the people and should not be sold to the highest bidder. Music, a bike repair station, tenants rights info, art making, food, and more! There will also be information about … Continued
CDCr Political Retaliation Post-Hunger Strike: A Community Forum 9:00 pm
CDCr Political Retaliation Post-Hunger Strike: A Community Forum @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Jun 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
CDCr Political Retaliation Post-Hunger Strike: A Community Forum @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice | Oakland | California | United States
After the extensive successful organizing of the hunger strike in the summer of 2013, the California Department of Corrections and rehabilitation has used many tactics to suppress prisoner organizing. Many organizers have been moved, refused food and written-up as retaliation for their leadership and participation. Most recently CDCR has issued proposed regulations to censor “obscene materials,” which includes “publications that indicate an association with groups that are oppositional to authority and society.” We invite you to a discussion about the implications of these new proposed regulations on inside-outside organizing, correspondence … Continued
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Gill Tract Community Farm Meeting: COME ONE ! COME ALL ! 5:00 pm
Gill Tract Community Farm Meeting: COME ONE ! COME ALL ! @ Gill Tract
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Gill Tract Community Farm Meeting: COME ONE ! COME ALL ! @ Gill Tract | Albany | California | United States
COME ONE ! COME ALL ! The Gill Tract Community Farm is having a meeting for ALL volunteers and community members. Enter through the gate at Jackson St. & Ohlone Ave. On the Agenda: how do we ensure sufficient staffing on a regular basis to keep the farm operating smoothly throughout the summer(year) people’s input on which crops to plant for the next season (around mid August) how different groups can work co-operatively and collectively on the farm. We hope to see you there! More info. 55979
Berkeley’s Juneteenth Festival: Zoning Overlay and Green Downtown Ballot Initiative Awareness 6:00 pm
Berkeley’s Juneteenth Festival: Zoning Overlay and Green Downtown Ballot Initiative Awareness
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Berkeley's Juneteenth Festival: Zoning Overlay and Green Downtown Ballot Initiative Awareness @ Berkeley | California | United States
  YES! The Zoning Overlay and Green Downtown Initiative will be on the ballot November 4th YES! Berkeley voters will decide the character of our Downtown for the next few decades.  Let’s help voters make the right choice!   Come out and join us on Sunday, June 15th, 2014 at Berkeley’s Juneteenth Festival along the South Berkeley Adeline-Alcatraz corridor from 11:00 to 1:30, or  from 1:30 to 4:00 We’ll talk with people, hand out flyers and sign up volunteers to help pass the initiative The Initiative will protect our public buildings – including … Continued
The New Jim Crow Reading Group 7:00 pm
The New Jim Crow Reading Group @ Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church (chapel)
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Legal scholar Michelle Alexander’s seminal work, “The New Jim Crow : Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” outlines how the gains of the civil rights movement have been systematically turned back by the exponential rise in incarcerations of brown and black men. “Today there are more African-Americans under correctional control — in prison or jail, on probation or parole — than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began.” The Bay Area Public School is proud to co-present this class with Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church, … Continued
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Occupy Forum: The March Against Corruption. 1:00 am
Occupy Forum: The March Against Corruption. @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Jun 17 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
Jade Batstone and Jessica Nuti99Rise: Building the Nationwide Movement Waging Nonviolent Struggle to get Big Money out of American Politics �  America is in crisis, and our democracy on the auction block. We’re here to do something about it. 99Rise is a network of activists and organizers dedicated to building a mass movement to reclaim our democracy from the domination of big money. We believe that only by getting big money out of politics by winning a democracy that responds to the real needs of “the 99%”  will we open the … Continued
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly 1:30 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Jun 17 @ 1:30 am – 2:30 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office | Berkeley | California | United States
The Postal Service has put the Berkeley Post Office up for sale!! The Postal Service has started to outsource Post Office services to Staples, replacing union jobs with low-paying, low benefit work. And we’re fighting against both! Come help us plan our next steps. We’ve started a “Don’t Shop at Staples” campaign with some awesome… what else? … postcards to send to Staples management!  Here’s the front of the postcard. The campaign has been adopted by Postal Unions, has been endorsed by the AFL-CIO, and has gone national! All four … Continued
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Stopping fossil fuel by rail in Oakland 12:00 am
Stopping fossil fuel by rail in Oakland @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater, outside City Hall
Jun 18 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am
Demonstrate support for City Council resolution opposing shipping fossil fuel through Oakland The resolution passed in committee and is on the consent calendar, which means it should be approved without discussion at the council meeting. Come out to show your support for this step, and wear red for visual impact/photos! 55990
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Montreal Student Movement Convention 4:00 pm
Montreal Student Movement Convention @ University of Quebec at Montreal
Jun 19 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 12:00 am
The Montreal Student Movement Convention is a gathering of students from 5 continents that has been in the planning for nearly a year. From June 19-22, students will converge at the University of Quebec at Montreal to meet fellow organizers and learn from organizers all over the world about building student unions, creating intersectional movements, and taking a crucial step towards uniting as a global movement. The good news is that registrations have been pouring in, and more students than originally expected will be attending the convention. More info. Funding request page.56007
Demonstration in Appreciation of Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden 1:00 am
Demonstration in Appreciation of Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden @ Outside of Nourse Auditorium
Jun 19 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am
Glenn Greenwald’s Event is SOLD OUT!! That’s great! People love him. If you, like me, didn’t get a ticket in time please join me and my fellow lovers of Greenwald and Snowden in a demonstration of Appreciation outside the event. Bring signs like: Greenwald and Snowden risked their LIVES to tell us the truth, or Greenwald and Snowden are our heros, or thank you, Greenwald and Snowden, for your bravery, etc. etc.56020
San Francisco Living Wage Coalition Meeting 1:00 am
San Francisco Living Wage Coalition Meeting @ Redstone Building, Room 301
Jun 19 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am
San Francisco Living Wage Coalition Meeting (btw. Mission and South Van Ness #12, 14, 22 buses, or 16th St BART) San Francisco Living Wage Coalition Meeting. The Living Wage Coalition is building a grassroots movement of low-wage workers and their allies to win economic justice. Anyone who works full time should be able to survive on what they earn and support themselves and their children. Come to be a part of discussing next steps in pursuing an economic justice agenda. More information at http://www.livingwage-sf.org/ 55960
Glenn Greenwald Talk in San Francisco. 2:00 am
Glenn Greenwald Talk in San Francisco. @ Nourse theater
Jun 19 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
 In April 2014, Greenwald and his colleagues at The Guardian received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.  Don’t miss Greenwald speak in-person as he fits all the pieces together, recounting his high-intensity eleven-day trip to Hong Kong, examining the broader implications of the surveillance detailed in his reporting, and revealing fresh information on the NSA’s unprecedented abuse of power with never-before-seen documents entrusted to him by Snowden himself. Sponsored by: Haymarket Books, Center for Economic Research and Social Change, Glaser Progress Foundation, Tow Center for Digital Journalism – Columbia Journalism School.55766
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Albany Bulb Tour by Amber Whitson, the last Bulb Resident 5:00 pm
Albany Bulb Tour by Amber Whitson, the last Bulb Resident @ Albany Bulb, at the firepit near the beach
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
As I’m sure many of you realize, as soon as June 27th, I (Amber Whitson) am likely to be issued a stayaway order from the Albany Bulb. I have spent SO MANY years exploring and studying the Bulb! The thought of having to just shelve that knowledge, for it to only be brought to the surface on the rare occasion that someone happens to ask me something about the Landfill, just kills me. I would like to impart what knowledge I have about the Bulb onto as many people as … Continued
BULB LOVERS TESTIMONIES ,VIDEOS,FUN SNAP SHOTS , leafleting and live music 8:00 pm
BULB LOVERS TESTIMONIES ,VIDEOS,FUN SNAP SHOTS , leafleting and live music @ ALBANY BULB @entrance by picnic benchs with the view of the Bay by stone structure called
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
BULB LOVERS TESTIMONIES ,VIDEOS,FUN SNAP SHOTS , leafleting  and live music  @ ALBANY BULB @entrance by picnic benchs with the view of the Bay by stone structure called  | Albany | California | United States
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Albany Bulb Tour by Amber Whitson, the last Bulb Resident 5:00 pm
Albany Bulb Tour by Amber Whitson, the last Bulb Resident @ Albany Bulb, at the firepit near the beach
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
As I’m sure many of you realize, as soon as June 27th, I (Amber Whitson) am likely to be issued a stayaway order from the Albany Bulb. I have spent SO MANY years exploring and studying the Bulb! The thought of having to just shelve that knowledge, for it to only be brought to the surface on the rare occasion that someone happens to ask me something about the Landfill, just kills me. I would like to impart what knowledge I have about the Bulb onto as many people as … Continued
Ride the Bus to Sacramento for the Protest Marking the Finish of the 99 Rising March for Democracy 6:00 pm
Ride the Bus to Sacramento for the Protest Marking the Finish of the 99 Rising March for Democracy @
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm
For the 99 Rising Protest in Sacramento: A bus has been scheduled that will leave the Oakland MacArthur BART Station at 11am sharp, and pick up more folks at Walnut Creek BART at 11:25am. We will return to W.C. BART at 7:05pm and McArthur BART at 7:30pm. This bus will allow you to go directly to the capitol rally site, or join the march for the last mile! This is a free / sliding scale donation bus. We will pass a hat on the bus. Click on the link, then … Continued
California March for Democracy! 99Rise. 9:00 pm
California March for Democracy! 99Rise. @ Capitol Building
Jun 22 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 12:30 am
California March for Democracy! 99Rise. @ Capitol Building | Sacramento | California | United States
California March for Democracy! 99Rise. Join the Sunflower Alliance in a support rally for Democracy!99 – Rise in Sacramento We’ll show our support for those who marched 480 miles from southern California to protest the institutionalized corruption of our government and the capture of energy policy by the fossil fuel industry. For details visit 99rise.org or marchfordemocracy.org/ 56008
Community Potluck-BBQ & Film Night at the Park Community Garden 9:00 pm
Community Potluck-BBQ & Film Night at the Park Community Garden @ Park Blvd. Community Garden
Jun 22 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 4:45 am
Community Potluck-BBQ & Film Night at the Park Community Garden @ Park Blvd. Community Garden | Oakland | California | United States
The Park Community Garden is on Park Blvd. at the corner with Cleveland street a couple of blocks down from Oakland High. Check out all the organic veggies and free range fowl. Park Community Garden Sunday, June 22nd Join us starting at 2pm. Film at dark: Bees & Mushrooms Bring a potluck dish, bring a friend!     To donate or coordinate, text or email: parkcommunitygarden@gmail.com (510) 698-9298 Flyer55984
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Occupy Forum: Brainstorming Session: Where are we going next? 1:00 am
Occupy Forum: Brainstorming Session: Where are we going next? @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Jun 24 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
OccupyForum presents Brainstorming Session Where are we going next? � OccupyForum has been meeting for over two years with the mission of educating ourselves about the main Occupy issues, building an affinity group, (and holding space for Occupy folks to get together), and building coalitions with our allies (like Greenaction, International Forum on Globalization, Homes Not Jails, Sunflower Alliance, Strike Debt, Global Exchange, Save City College and many more). We’ve held over 90 Forums with insightful panelists and Q&A sessions which have led to further participation in planning and holding … Continued
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. All Are Welcome. 1:30 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. All Are Welcome. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Jun 24 @ 1:30 am – 2:30 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly.  All Are Welcome. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office | Berkeley | California | United States
The Postal Service has put the Berkeley Post Office up for sale!! The Postal Service has started to outsource Post Office services to Staples, replacing union jobs with low-paying, low benefit work. And we’re fighting against both! Come help us plan our next steps. We’ve began the “Don’t Shop at Staples” campaign with some awesome… what else? … postcards to send to Staples management!  Here’s the front of the postcard. The campaign has been adopted by Postal Unions, the San Francisco Labor Council and has been endorsed by the AFL-CIO, … Continued
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Plan a Bay Area action to coincide with the UN Climate Summit. 2:00 am
Plan a Bay Area action to coincide with the UN Climate Summit. @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Jun 25 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has called a special UN Climate Summit on September 23 to “catalyze action by governments, business, finance, industry, and civil society”. It’s unlikely any more will come of this meeting than came of the gatherings in Copenhagen, Cancún, Kyoto, and elsewhere. But a large number of environmental and progressive organizations are planning actions in New York City right before and during the UN meeting to call the world’s attention to the failure of world “leaders” to deal with the crisis. One of these actions, the … Continued
The Road to a Progressive Future Runs through Richmond, CA 8:30 pm
The Road to a Progressive Future Runs through Richmond, CA @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Jun 25 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Richmond’s Mayor Gayle McLaughlin on  The Road to a Progressive Future Runs through Richmond, CA  Mayor McLaughlin has had national attention for for work on job creation, preventing foreclosures and protecting the environment. She has taken on Chevron Oil and Wells Fargo Bank, come and hear her vision for the future, sponsored by the Berkeley-East Bay Gray Panthers. All welcome wheelchair accessible. 56023
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Ongoing: Berkeley Staples Table/Occupation and Boycott. 2:30 pm
Ongoing: Berkeley Staples Table/Occupation and Boycott. @ Staples, Downtown Berkeley
Jun 26 @ 2:30 pm – Jun 29 @ 6:45 am
Peeps are continually staffing a table outside of Staples, 24-7, ongoing for almost a week now. Come by and say hello, hang out, and give them your support!56088
Film Showing: Untold History of the United States. 1:30 am
Film Showing: Untold History of the United States. @ Humanist Hall
Jun 26 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am
Film evenings begin with optional potluck refreshments & social hour at 6:30 pm, followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by optional discussion after the film. UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES  Episode 7: Johnson, Nixon, and Vietnam:  Reversal of Fortune  by Oliver Stone  Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street56046
Politics of Debt: Taibbi’s Griftopia. 2:30 am
Politics of Debt: Taibbi’s Griftopia. @ Not yet determined, check back,
Jun 26 @ 2:30 am – 4:30 am
The Politics of Debt Reading Group, a subgroup of Strike Debt Bay Area, meets every other week to discuss readings on debt and related issues agreed to from previous meetings. This meeting we will be discussing Chapter’s 2 & 4 of Taibbi’s Griftopia. Here is a PDF with the reading material (large!) taibbi-2&4    56042
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City of Oakland Privacy Committee Meeting 1:00 am
City of Oakland Privacy Committee Meeting @ Oakland City Hall Council Chambers
Jun 27 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am
City of Oakland Privacy Committee Meeting @ Oakland City Hall Council Chambers | Oakland | California | United States
Meeting of the City of Oakland’s “Privacy and Data Retention Ad Hoc Advisory Committee” – open to the public. When: 2nd & 4th Thursdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm Where: Council Chambers Oakland City Hall 14th & Broadway Read the announcement from the City of Oakland City Administrator’s Weekly Report (April 25, 2014): This committee was created by City Council action during the discussions earlier in the year about the Port Domain Awareness Center (DAC). The goal of the DAC is to improve readiness to prevent, respond to and recover from major … Continued
Free Legal Workshop: Access to Credit, Credit Reporting and Debt Collection 1:00 am
Free Legal Workshop: Access to Credit, Credit Reporting and Debt Collection @ HERA, Two Blocks from the 19th Street BART
Jun 27 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA) has launched a new series of workshops focused on helping you: > – understand how to access credit, > – address credit reporting problems, and > – address debt collection problems Please come if you have questions for us, or documents you want us to review- you name it. We’re covering everything from student loan debt, auto loan questions, and medical debt to how to access the credit that you want and need.55940
Climate Forum and Teach-In: Confronting Oil, Coal and Gas — Direct Action Movements at the Point of Extraction 1:45 am
Climate Forum and Teach-In: Confronting Oil, Coal and Gas — Direct Action Movements at the Point of Extraction
Jun 27 @ 1:45 am – 4:00 am
Rising Tide will be hosting a teach-in/fundraiser on anti-extraction/direct action movements in North America. The wealthy few are destroying our climate, our ecosystems and our communities. They destroy Appalachia’s mountains for profit they make from coal. They’ve poisoned the Gulf of Mexico and Indigenous and frontline communities from Alberta to the Gulf Coast for profit they make from oil. They are destroying communities from New York to American West for profit they’ll make from natural gas. In California and the Bay Area, the fight against extraction is becoming a reality … Continued
First Fridays Open Meeting. 2:00 am
First Fridays Open Meeting. @ KONO Office, near 27th Street
Jun 27 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am
The KONO Community Benefit District invites you to an open meeting about Oakland First Fridays. The event will be hosted by KONO Board President Phil Porter, KONO Executive Director Shari Godinez and Oakland First Fridays Fundraiser/Coordinator Sarah Kidder. Come find out more about the event-ask questions, bring ideas, share concerns. We’re also actively seeking volunteers to get involved with the workings of the event before, during and after the first Friday of each month on either a short or long-term basis. The meeting is open to anyone with an interest … Continued
Music at the Staples Boycott Table in Berkeley! 11:00 pm
Music at the Staples Boycott Table in Berkeley! @ Staples, Downtown Berkeley
Jun 27 @ 11:00 pm – Jun 28 @ 2:00 am
Thursday there was music in front of the staples store in Berkeley (Shattuck & Durant) from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. A great new singer/guitarist named Josh Foster, as well as Redd Welsh on vocals and electronic organ. During that time there were consistently about a dozen people at the Boycott Staples table, not counting the many passers-by who stopped and showed their support. TOMORROW FRIDAY there will be more music from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Redd Welsh will be there, and the call has gone out to other musicians to … Continued
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The True Nature of Money and the Imminent Global Financial Crisis 1:30 am
The True Nature of Money and the Imminent Global Financial Crisis @ Sudo Room (entrance on 22nd St, buzzer)
Jun 28 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am
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Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy peeps) Concert. 3:00 am
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy peeps) Concert. @ Subterranean ArtHouse
Jun 28 @ 3:00 am – 6:00 am
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5th Anniversary of the Coup in HONDURAS Protest. 8:00 pm
5th Anniversary of the Coup in HONDURAS Protest. @ 24th St. BART, SF
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
On the 5th Anniversary of the Coup in HONDURAS Protest 5 years of Death, Fraud, Repression, Militarization, and Corruption Stop the Violence! Defend Human Rights! and VENEZUELA: Defend the Bolivarian Revolution! Stop US interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs! Recognize the Maduro government! Five years after the coup in Honduras on June 28, 2009 that overthrew democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya, the US government continues to support a repressive government and its neoliberal economic policy, recognizing highly contested 2013 presidential election results with less than 30% of the votes counted. At … Continued
Fight for a $15 minimum wage in the Bay Area 10:00 pm
Fight for a $15 minimum wage in the Bay Area @ Oakland Main Public Library
Jun 28 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 29 @ 12:00 am
In November last year Socialist Alternative broke through into national politics when its candidate Kshama Sawant won nearly 100,000 votes in a Seattle city council election that made her the first Socialist representative there in 100 years. Sawant was elected by fighting for a $15/hr minimum wage. In January Socialist Alternative and Sawant launched 15 Now to pressure City Hall to pass legislation for $15 in Seattle. This month the mayor and city council unanimously passed a $15/hr minimum wage. This was a historic victory that continues to have national … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Ideas Into Action! 10:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Ideas Into Action! @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Jun 28 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 29 @ 12:30 am
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Ideas Into Action! @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater | Oakland | California | United States
We are always looking for new people to join us, and work on our many projects, which include saving the Berkeley Post Office, organizing for public banking in Oakland, getting funding from the city of Vallejo for nonprofit check cashing (and public bank study initiatives), working with the City of Richmond and other municipalities for eminent domain seizure of underwater mortgages from the banksters, and much more. “Just as bosses are dependent on workers, so are lenders dependent on borrowers. If workers walk out, the enterprise stops. If borrowers refuse … Continued
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JOIN US AT SF PRIDE 2014 FOR HONORARY GRAND MARSHAL CHELSEA MANNING 2014 GAY PARADE 6:00 pm
JOIN US AT SF PRIDE 2014 FOR HONORARY GRAND MARSHAL CHELSEA MANNING 2014 GAY PARADE @ SF GAY PRIDE PARADE
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
UPDATED MEETING LOCATION! Pride has given us our location- we will be meeting at Spear St between Howard and Folsom. Please arrive by 11:00am for an expected go time of 11:30! Volunteers are always welcome to arrive earlier- we will have folks out as early as 9:30am.56091
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Bring home our friends!! Flood the SF DA’s office with phone calls! 4:00 pm
Bring home our friends!! Flood the SF DA’s office with phone calls! @ Your home or office
Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 1 @ 12:00 am
Friends and comrades, In the aftermath of Saturday night’s protest against KINK’s prison themed party, the police brutally attacked, detained, and charged many members of our community. Please join us in continuing and advancing the struggle for liberation from the prision industrial complex by calling in to the SF DA’s office to demand that the charges against Rebecca, Prisca, and Sarai are dropped. Please call in to either (415) 553-1751 (415) 553-1754 basic ask: “We demand that the DA’s office Drop the Charges against Rebecca Luisa Ruiz-Lichter, Prisca Carpenter, Sarai … Continued
Emergency! Protest at I.C.E.! Let Our Children Go! 6:00 pm
Emergency! Protest at I.C.E.! Let Our Children Go! @ Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) Enforcement and Removal Operations Office
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Emergency! Protest at I.C.E.! Let Our Children Go! @ Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) Enforcement and Removal Operations Office  | San Francisco | California | United States
EMERGENCY! PROTEST! Let Our Children Go! MONDAY, JUNE 30, 11am-1 pm I.C.E. Enforcement and Removal Operations Office 630 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA that they are being incarcerated and secreted away: no reporters are allowed to interview them, or to take photographs; the general public is being denied access to them and prevented from inspecting their conditions of confinement. NO! These children need enjoyable, positive living environments, not mass incarceration and not deportation! WE SAY NO MORE! LET OUR CHILDREN GO! The U.S. has 5% of the worldʼs population but … Continued