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Andrew Chirwa, President South African Metalworkers Union, Speaks 9:00 pm
Andrew Chirwa, President South African Metalworkers Union, Speaks @ ILWU Local 10 Union Hall
Jul 6 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Special Meeting with Andrew Chirwa. “Bloody Thursday” July 5th commemorates the police murder of maritime workers in the 1934 Big Strike which provoked the San Francisco General Strike. All US West Coast ports are shutdown to honor the 6 labor martyrs killed during the strike. In 2012, at the Marikana mine in South Africa, 34 striking miners were massacred by police. ILWU Local 10 sent a letter of protest to the ANC-led government. Andrew Chirwa, president of NUMSA, the largest union in that country will address workers about the massacre … Continued
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OccupyForum: Net Neutrality, OccupyGoogle, and the National Security Administration 1:00 am
OccupyForum: Net Neutrality, OccupyGoogle, and the National Security Administration @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Jul 8 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
“What is Occupy Google? Why is Net Neutrality important? What can we do about the growing Surveillance Industrial Complex? ” “Surveillance is the business model of the Internet.” — Bruce Schneier Technology and war have always been interrelated. Some historians see the intersection of science, technology and the US military during WW2 as the beginning of the modern Military-Industrial Complex. Yet mass communications technology has also been historically significant in transforming society, from the Gutenberg printing press, to Television’s connection to the 1960s political and social upheaval, to the rise … Continued
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly 1:30 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Jul 8 @ 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 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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Politics of Debt: Striike Debt Bay Area’s Reading Group. 2:30 am
Politics of Debt: Striike Debt Bay Area’s Reading Group. @ Xolo Cafe, one block from the 19th St. BART
Jul 10 @ 2:30 am – 4:30 am
We’ll have read the Bank of England admitting that it’s own in inner workings are completely opposed to that of economics textbooks and a paper on Capital Controls.  We encourage anyone to bring their own reading and video material that they think the group could benefit from.  The more voices the merrier! For next class:http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/Documents/quarterlybulletin/2014/qb14q102.pdfhttp://research.stlouisfed.org/publications/review/99/11/9911cn.pdfand the class after:http://www.imf.org/external/np/pp/eng/2012/111412.pdf 56086
City of Oakland Privacy Committee Meeting 6:00 pm
City of Oakland Privacy Committee Meeting @ Oakland City Hall Council Chambers
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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
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Stop the Berkeley Police from Getting Tasers! 2:00 am
Stop the Berkeley Police from Getting Tasers! @ Grassroots House
Jul 11 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am
Sponsored by Berkeley Copwatch. Come and help organize the resistance against more police getting more weapons. Tasers kill! A teenage artist known in the graffiti world as “Reefa” died of heart failure after a Miami Beach Police officer shot the 18-year-old in the chest with his Taser, the medical examiner has concluded.  56121
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Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly 1:30 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Staples, Downtown Berkeley
Jul 15 @ 1:30 am – 2:30 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Staples, Downtown Berkeley | 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. *****>> NOTE OUR CHANGE OF MEETING LOCATION FOR THIS WEEK <<***** 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 … Continued
Occupy Forum: Fossil Fuel Monopolies or Community Choice Energy? 1:30 am
Occupy Forum: Fossil Fuel Monopolies or Community Choice Energy? @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Jul 15 @ 1:30 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! Fossil Fuel Monopolies or Community Choice Energy? Our Path to Renewables is Under Attack! with Eric Brooks Although carbon emissions are rising faster than efforts to curtail them, there are glimmers of hope. A growing number of networks  including cities, states, regions and even markets  are working together to implement climate plans. And costs of renewable energy, such as solar, wind, geothermal, cogeneration … Continued
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Child Detention Border Crisis: Emergency Community Forum 7:00 pm
Child Detention Border Crisis: Emergency Community Forum @ Precita Community Center
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Central American Resource Center (CARECEN,) Instituto Familiar de la Raza (IFR,) Red Nacional de Salvadoreños en el Exterior (RENACE) and Share Foundation among other community and immigrant rights organizations and advocates are calling the community at large to an Emergency Community Forum to discuss a plan of action to address the crisis of 60,000 central American children and youth currently detained in immigration detention center. Release the children now! Children don’t belong in prison! No more deportations! Immediate family reunification! Full social, medical and physiological attention to all children … 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
Jul 19 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 20 @ 12:00 am
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Ideas Into Action. @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater, next to City Hall | Oakland | California | United States
Strike Debt Bay Area (@strikedebtba)will meet at Oscar Grant Plaza in the amphitheater or on the front steps of City Hall, Saturday, July 19, from 3-5:30 p.m. If you have specific questions for a smaller group, or just want to know a few people before the meeting starts, email  us at the address above. Activism on such a big issue – all unjust debt! – can use as many people and talents as we can find. If you are excited by the idea of Strike Debt, and/or our many projects, come … Continued
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Occupy Forum: The People’s Climate Curriculum 1:00 am
Occupy Forum: The People’s Climate Curriculum @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Jul 22 @ 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! The People’s Climate Curriculum with Laurie Baumgarten & Anne Donjacour Are you interested in helping people understand why climate change is occurring and what can be done about it?  If so, come to our workshop and learn how the People’s Climate Curriculum is the tool you have been waiting for. It is easy to use and helps each of us become learners and teachers of … Continued
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly 1:30 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps.
Jul 22 @ 1:30 am – 2:30 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps. | 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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Action Planning for UN Climate Summit, Sept 21st. 2:00 am
Action Planning for UN Climate Summit, Sept 21st. @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Jul 23 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Action Planning for UN Climate Summit, Sept 21st. @ Niebyl-Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
 Third planning meeting for a Bay Area action coinciding with demonstrations in New York City at the UN Climate Summit, September 20 and 21.  Although this is the third meeting, anyone interested in working on this is welcome to attend. Additional information about the People’s Climate March in New York can be found at peoplesclimatemarch.org.   56276
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Politics of Debt Reading Group: Critiquing Piketty. 2:30 am
Politics of Debt Reading Group: Critiquing Piketty. @ OMNI Collective
Jul 24 @ 2:30 am – 4:30 am
Here are the articles on Piketty we will read for the next class Summary of Piketty argument: http://boingboing.net/2014/06/24/thomas-pikettys-capital-in-t.html Critique of Piketty: Mainstream: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/05/capital-eats-the-world/ Occupy (very short by Graeber): http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/30/savage-capitalism-back-radical-challenge Plus a radio interview from Michael Hudson: http://youtu.be/uv6kEd9C9CM And another, optional, topical-historical take on Picketty and Capitalism: http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/24489-the-compelling-conclusion-about-capitalism-that-piketty-resists Here is how to get to the OMNI from BART: 1) get off at the MacArthur station 2) head East towards Telegraph 3) go North up Telegraph for 4-5 blocks 4) veer left onto Shattuck 5) go 3 blocks up Shattuck to the … Continued
City of Oakland Privacy Committee Meeting 6:00 pm
City of Oakland Privacy Committee Meeting @ Oakland City Hall Council Chambers
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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
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Coalition for a Taser-Free Berkeley. 2:00 am
Coalition for a Taser-Free Berkeley. @ Grassroots House
Jul 25 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am
Coalition for a Taser-Free Berkeley. @ Grassroots House | Berkeley | California | United States
Come help stop Berkeley Police from getting tasers! After each mishap or tragedy that occurs these days in Berkeley, we are told that it could have been averted “if only” the police had been issued tasers. The mayor of Berkeley made this claim after six Berkeley police killed a mentally ill transgender woman in her own home last year. BPD officers made the same claim again when a mentally ill man stabbed himself several times. This week, Chris Stines of the Berkeley Police Association (BPA) went to great pains to … Continued
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Kickoff Meeting For Oct 2014 Nationwide Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Etc 9:00 pm
Kickoff Meeting For Oct 2014 Nationwide Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Etc @ First Unitarian Church (at Castro, right next to 980 Freeway)
Jul 26 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 27 @ 12:00 am
Major Bay Area Kickoff Meeting October 2014 Nationwide Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation Just in the past few weeks we have witnessed: ​ **1000’s of children being driven across the border by US devastation of their homelands and then finding themselves caught between Homeland Security rounds-ups and flag-waving racists ​**The District Attorney in Santa Rosa California refusing to charge the cop who murdered 13-year old Andy Lopez ​**2 videos that went viral showing cops brutally and unjustly beating Black women … Continued
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Urban Shield Protest Organizing 5:00 pm
Urban Shield Protest Organizing @ 3rd Floor Conference room
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
STOP URBAN SHIELD IN OAKLAND! September 4-8, 2014, in Oakland, California, Urban Shield — a trade show and training exercise for SWAT teams and police agencies — will bring local, national and international law enforcement agencies together with defense industry contractors to provide training and introduce new weapons to police and security companies. Take a stand against the militarization of our community. Decrease violence in our communities by ending the militarization of the police. From schools, the border, prisons, to the streets, our communities have become sites of repression and … Continued
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Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. 6:30 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps.
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps. | 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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Occupy Forum: Theater of the Oppressed. 1:00 am
Occupy Forum: Theater of the Oppressed. @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Jul 29 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
OccupyForum continues …  Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!  Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogueon all sides of these critically important issues! OccupyForum presents Jiwon Chung and friends: Theatre of the Oppressed Internal Oppression � As we’ve previously experienced, Theater of the Oppressed is a collection of games, techniques and exercises for using theater as a vehicle for personal and social transformation. It uses the dynamized human body and the charged theatrical space as a laboratory for exploring power, transforming oppression, and finding solutions to … Continued
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