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DSA: Green New Deal for Transit Campaign Meeting 7:00 pm
DSA: Green New Deal for Transit Campaign Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us to win power for: Free Public Transit Greatly expanded service, accessibility, and schedule Protection of union workers and expansion of union jobs Social equity to overcome transportation discrimination Conversion of Public Transit to Zero Emissions vehicles RSVP here for Zoom link.68584
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ https://meet.jit.si/OGC
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ https://meet.jit.si/OGC | Oakland | California | United States
 Because of the COVID pandemic we will be meeting virtually at https://meet.jit.si/OGC. Point your computer web browser at that URL at 7 PM on the first Monday of the month. Chrome is said to work better than some of the alternatives, but Firefox, etc. work as well. If your computer does not have a camera and/or microphone you can use your smart phone. Download the JITSI app here: For Android search for ‘jitsi’ in the Play Store or go here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.jitsi.meet For iPhone/IOS search for ‘jitsi’ in the App Store … Continued
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San Francisco Green New Deal Town Hall 5:00 pm
San Francisco Green New Deal Town Hall @ Online
Feb 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  RSVP if you and your organization can attend. Join communities of color, youth, immigrants, workers and union members to shape a People’s Climate Justice and Just Recovery Platform for San Francisco.  We need a plan to recover from the pandemic that will transform our city and set an example of what is possible for other cities around the country. While San Francisco has adopted a series of ambitious climate goals, including all renewable energy by 2030 and net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, we must ensure that these plans serve the needs of our communities. As global climate … Continued
Ella Baker Meeting 6:00 pm
Ella Baker Meeting @ Online
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ella Baker Meeting @ Online
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Behind the Mask: A Forum on Racist Policing in Berkeley 7:00 pm
Behind the Mask: A Forum on Racist Policing in Berkeley @ Online
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
https://twitter.com/Copwatch411/status/1352307421633339394 Zoom link: http://bit.ly/behindthe_mask Meeting ID: 894 1304 1160 Passcode: justie68598
Jail Support Training 7:00 pm
Jail Support Training @ Online
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us   for a Jail Support Training to show up & show love for folks getting released from Santa Rita Jail. Shifts are currently every day of the week 7:30p-12a. We hope to have folks out there as often as possible! To take on a shift, you’d form a crew with one or two other people (who you already come into contact with in your day-to-day life) to drive out to Santa Rita Jail (5325 Broder Blvd, Dublin, CA). If you’re interested in taking on a shift, please join our … Continued
Virtual Mask Build 7:00 pm
Virtual Mask Build @ Online
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SIGN UP AT THIS LINK: tiny.cc/dsamask DSA: Join the Green New Deal committee for a virtual mask assembly party! The COVID-19 pandemic is intensifying with hundreds of thousands of deaths likely over the coming months, and the U.S. continues to experience PPE shortages, especially of high-grade face masks. The failures of the capitalist system are devastating clear. But with mutual aid, we can take the safety and wellbeing of our community into our own hands, while developing relationships across the East Bay and building our own organizational power. We will be … Continued
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Honoring Black History Month 11:00 am
Honoring Black History Month @ Online
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Honoring Black History Month @ Online
Celebrating the Music and Art of Oakland four “must see events” on Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25 2021 from 11-12pm. Presentations and performances by Street Spirit, Youth Spirit Art Work and others. Hosted by St. Mary’s Center Senior Advocates for Hope and Justice. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85704068720?pwd=QXJ3T05sUURtL0JIYzk5eEpnSDJDUT09 Zoom Meeting ID 857 0496 8720 Passcode 472245 RSVP to jcastillo@stmaryscenter.org68619
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Save People’s Park 3:00 pm
Save People’s Park @ People's Park
Feb 5 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Save People's Park @ People's Park
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BDS, and Palestine Solidarity: A Panel Discussion 12:00 pm
BDS, and Palestine Solidarity: A Panel Discussion @ Online
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
BDS, and Palestine Solidarity: A Panel Discussion @ Online
Online Event Location:  https://act.dsausa.org/survey/dsa-bds-and-palestine-solidarity-panel/  Palestinian liberation and solidarity is not only a humanitarian issue, nor is it only a Palestinian issue. Palestine is a political issue with serious consequences at stake for both Palestinians and average US residents. As socialists, we recognize the interconnectedness of our struggles under capitalism. In solidarity with Palestinian civil society’s nonviolent struggle for equality, human rights, and self-determination, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) adopted a resolution at its National Convention in 2017 in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. In 2019, DSA … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons 4:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Feb 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
We’ll meet via Zoom. Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com for the invite.   For our February meeting we’ll be reading Part I of Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons by Silvia Federici. For our March meeting we’ll be reading the rest of the book, pp 78-196   Strike Debt Bay Area hosts this non-technical book group discussion monthly on new and radical economic thinking. Previous readings have included Doughnut Economics, Limits, Banking on the People, Capital and Its Discontents, How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century, The Deficit Myth,  Revenge Capitalism and … Continued
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Dope + Capitalism = Genocide 10:30 am
Dope + Capitalism = Genocide @ Online
Feb 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dope + Capitalism = Genocide @ Online
The title of this program comes from a slogan by the Black Panther Party. Without a class analysis, we can never understand the epidemics of violence, addiction, and trauma that plague our communities. Join Danny Shaw, author of My Son Blazes within Me: So Many Contradictions, So Little Time for a discussion of the intergenerational trauma that is inherent to capitalism and imperialism and how we fight back, all day, every day. Our speaker, Danny Shaw, teaches Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the City University of New York. He … Continued
Free Nasrin and ALL Iran’s Political Prisoners: Heroism for These Times 2:00 pm
Free Nasrin and ALL Iran’s Political Prisoners: Heroism for These Times @ Online
Feb 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Revolution Books presents…Free Nasrin and ALL Iran’s Political Prisoners: Heroism for These Times An Online Panel with the filmmakers of the new documentary Nasrin — discussion of the film and the urgent fight for all political prisoners in Iran. **Register to watch Online Panel on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/panel-with-nasrin-filmmakers-on-nasrin-all-irans-political-prisoners-tickets-138958228803?aff=ebdssbeac **Link on Facebook on day of Online Panel https://www.youtube.com/user/RevolutionBooks1 This is a unique opportunity to learn about the courageous life and work of imprisoned human-rights lawyer and activist Nasrin Sotoudeh…the making of this extraordinary film by Jeff Kaufman and Marcia Ross…the dire situation for political … Continued
Health Care For All 3:00 pm
Health Care For All @ Online
Feb 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Please join us at our HCA – Contra Costa County Chapter Zoom Meeting Supporters in Alameda County are welcome to join us If you are interested in joining us, please email Yi Shepard. Links to the draft agenda and draft December meeting notes. We hope this finds you well.  These are hard times that remind us daily of the need for healthcare reform in California and the U.S. Efficiency, cost, equity, quality and the comprehensive nature of healthcare could all be improved with a well-planned single-payer system. Educating community members … Continued
The Postal Service and the Green New Deal 4:00 pm
The Postal Service and the Green New Deal @ Online
Feb 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Online Event Location:  https://actionnetwork.org/events/dsa4usps-the-postal-service-and-the-green-new-deal/  DSA4USPS will explore the postal service’s potential within the Green New Deal. With its fleet of carriers who operate on foot, the US postal service is a very green federal agency, and plenty of people are organizing to make it, and its foreign counterparts, even more so. Join Stephen Quirke, rank-and-file member of the National Association of Letter Carriers and DSA; Julee Sanderson, 1st national VP of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers; David Yao, VP of the Seattle area Postal Workers’ Union; and Gustavo G. from … Continued
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$15 Fair Wage Now! San Francisco Rally & Digital Rally w/ Poor People’s Campaign & OFW 8:00 am
$15 Fair Wage Now! San Francisco Rally & Digital Rally w/ Poor People’s Campaign & OFW @ RSVP for San Francisco location
Feb 8 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
RSVP for San Francisco location & time email; or choose “Digital Event” for livestream info email Masks & Social Distancing is Required at All Times Join the Poor People’s Campaign and One Fair Wage on Monday, February 8 for safely-distanced Fair Wage Rallies in Washington D.C. and other U.S. cities, as well as a Digital Rally livestream, to support the Raise the Wage Act for a $15 minimum wage, a full, fair minimum wage for all! Monday, February 8, 2021 Register here: https://secure.everyaction.com/hecmwNt6QE2iEhYUJGXN5Q2 Watch the Digital Rally here: https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/livestream/ One Fair Wage, … Continued
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room  | San Francisco | California | United States
OTU’s Mission The Oakland Tenants Union is an organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggle with landlords, impacting legislation and public policy about housing, community education, and working with other organizations committed to furthering renters’ rights. The Oakland Tenants Union is open to anyone who shares our core values and who believes that tenants themselves have the primary responsibility to work on their own behalf. Monthly Meetings The Oakland Tenants Union meets regularly at 7:00 … Continued
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People’s Park Defenders Press Conference 12:00 pm
People’s Park Defenders Press Conference @ Online / People's Park, Berkeley
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
https://twitter.com/Copwatch411/status/135904126593376666068674
Public Bank of the East Bay 7:00 pm
Public Bank of the East Bay @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We meet over Zoom. If you’d like to join us, and aren’t on our organizers’ list, drop us an email and we’ll send you an invitation. If you would like to join the meeting early and get an introduction to the concepts of public banking, or more locally to who we are and what we do, please email us and we’ll see you online at 6:30. Donate to keep us moving forward It is the mission of Public Bank East Bay to provide community oversight and stewardship in the formation and … Continued
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San Francisco Green New Deal Town Hall 5:00 pm
San Francisco Green New Deal Town Hall @ Online
Feb 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  RSVP if you and your organization can attend. Join communities of color, youth, immigrants, workers and union members to shape a People’s Climate Justice and Just Recovery Platform for San Francisco.  We need a plan to recover from the pandemic that will transform our city and set an example of what is possible for other cities around the country. While San Francisco has adopted a series of ambitious climate goals, including all renewable energy by 2030 and net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, we must ensure that these plans serve the needs of our communities. As global climate … Continued
This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends 6:00 pm
This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends @ Online
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends @ Online
Online Event Location:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nicole-perlroth-in-conversation-with-david-sanger-tickets-136054158651  From The New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth, the untold story of the cyberweapons market-the most secretive, invisible, government-backed market on earth-and a terrifying first look at a new kind of global warfare. Zero day: a software bug that allows a hacker to break into your devices and move around undetected. One of the most coveted tools in a spy’s arsenal, a zero day has the power to silently spy on your iPhone, dismantle the safety controls at a chemical plant, alter an election, and shut … Continued
DSA Green New Deal Committee Monthly Meeting 6:45 pm
DSA Green New Deal Committee Monthly Meeting @ Online
Feb 10 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Our Green New Deal Committee meets on the second Wednesday each month. We will discuss eco-socialist issues, upcoming events and actions, committee priorities, and campaigns. All are welcome! Please RSVP for February meeting to receive the URL to the meeting or email green-new-deal@eastbaydsa.org. RSVP for March meeting68622
Fighting the Disinformation Machine 7:00 pm
Fighting the Disinformation Machine @ Online
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fighting the Disinformation Machine @ Online
Online Event Location:  https://calperformances.org/related-events/fighting-the-disinformation-machine-social-media-and-the-future-of-journalism/  “Fake news spreads six times faster than true news,” says Tristan Harris, co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology, former Google Design Ethicist (2013–16), and star of the 2020 Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma. And that’s what happens when citizens share emotionally resonant mis- or disinformation—often weaponized for profit or propaganda purposes—while tech algorithms amplify the viral spread. When Facebook and other social media companies allow the pollution of public information, fact-based, credible journalism is grievously weakened, and democracy is threatened. With others, Harris founded the Center for Humane … Continued
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Union Point Eviction Defense
Honoring Black History Month 11:00 am
Honoring Black History Month @ Online
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Honoring Black History Month @ Online
Celebrating the Music and Art of Oakland four “must see events” on Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25 2021 from 11-12pm. Presentations and performances by Street Spirit, Youth Spirit Art Work and others. Hosted by St. Mary’s Center Senior Advocates for Hope and Justice. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85704068720?pwd=QXJ3T05sUURtL0JIYzk5eEpnSDJDUT09 Zoom Meeting ID 857 0496 8720 Passcode 472245 RSVP to jcastillo@stmaryscenter.org68619
Under a White Sky, The Nature of the Future 5:00 pm
Under a White Sky, The Nature of the Future @ Online
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elizabeth-kolbert-mark-hertsgaard-under-a-white-sky-nature-of-future-tickets-131627494379   …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Sixth Extinction,”  returns to humanity’s transformative impact on our environment, now asking: after doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it? That man should have dominion “over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” is a prophecy that has hardened into fact. So pervasive are human impacts on the planet that it is said we now live in a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. In “Under a White Sky” … Continued
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Union Point Eviction Defense
Doughnut Economics: Turning a Radical Idea into Irresistable Practice 8:00 am
Doughnut Economics: Turning a Radical Idea into Irresistable Practice @ Online
Feb 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Video stream: https://t.co/qPu8dz9nae?amp=1 https://twitter.com/LSE_ID/status/135879765155954278768672
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Drive Up Food Drive 9:00 am
Drive Up Food Drive
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Drive Up Food Drive
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Feed the Hood: Drive Up Food Drive 9:00 am
Feed the Hood: Drive Up Food Drive @ EOC Distribution Hub
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Women of the Black Panther Party Mural Project is teaming up with East Oakland Collective’s Feed the Hood for a Drive Up Food Drive during Black History Month. Help serve the community by donating shelf stable food, cleaning supplies, and PPE. Load your trunk or back seat with your donations, pull curbside at EOC’s office and a volunteer will safely collect your items.68629
DSA East Bay February Virtual General Meeting 1:00 pm
DSA East Bay February Virtual General Meeting
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The meeting will be conducted via Zoom — please register and find the call-in info below! Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88197589947?pwd=eDJvajZYdUF1VlRxd1loRGI0QThBdz09 Meeting ID: 881 9758 9947 Passcode: 215458 One tap mobile +16699006833,,88197589947#,,,,,,0#,,215458# US (San Jose) +13462487799,,88197589947#,,,,,,0#,,215458# US (Houston) Meeting ID: 881 9758 9947 Passcode: 21545868585
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History of Communist and Left Movements in Turkey . 10:30 am
History of Communist and Left Movements in Turkey . @ Online
Feb 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
This is being organized by Yusuf Gürsey with some other possible speakers. Yusuf writes: “I am Turkish and born in Turkey but now residing in New Haven, CT. I am a member of of the US Peace Council and CPUSA and an associate of Communist Party of Turkey (TKP). I am a retired physicist from Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey but lately I have become an independent researcher in linguistics and history. I am also very knowledgeable about the struggles in other Middle East countries, particularly the Arab World and I am … Continued
Sunflower Alliance GND 1:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance GND @ Online
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
We love the Green New Deal—so much that we’re devoting a whole meeting to it on Valentine’s Day!  We’ve assembled a formidable panel of activists to talk about their roles in envisioning and advocating for a federal, statewide and regional Green New Deal.  What has happened thus far?  Where are we now, and how do we move strategically forward? The conversation will feature:  Wietske Medema and Mark Van Landuyt, co-authors of the Bay Area Green New Deal; Sylvia Chi, Policy Director for Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) and a convenor of … Continued
Big and Bold Strategies and Proposals for Systemic Transformation 5:00 pm
Big and Bold Strategies and Proposals for Systemic Transformation @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Green Sunday – Green Party of Alameda County If we are ever to have a government that actually responds to the needs of the majority of people in this country, we are going to need much more than a change of administration and Congress. We need a fundamental change of consciousness. We also need fundamental and systemic changes to our systems. The values and beliefs on which our country was founded – imperialism, racism, patriarchy, and capitalism – and our current systems are killing us and the life-support system of … Continued
Movie Night: Pussy Riot A Punk Prayer 6:00 pm
Movie Night: Pussy Riot A Punk Prayer @ Online
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us on Sunday, February 14th at 6pm to watch Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer together on Zoom! Here is the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84443394573 After we watch the film people may stick around to discuss the film together! Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer is about three young women who face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world beyond, three young artists or the society they live in? … Continued
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$15 Fair Wage Now! Digital Rally & March on Sen. Manchin w/ Poor People’s Campaign 12:00 pm
$15 Fair Wage Now! Digital Rally & March on Sen. Manchin w/ Poor People’s Campaign @ Online
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
$15 Fair Wage Now! Digital Rally & March on Sen. Manchin w/ Poor People's Campaign @ Online
$15 Fair Wage Now! Digital Rally & March on Sen. Manchin w/ Poor People’s Campaign Rally livestream here: https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/livestream/ Did you know that 58.3 million workers, nearly half the U.S. workforce, make less than $15 an hour? In fact, raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour would put $328 billion back into the hands of families, who will spend most of that back into the economy. Amidst pandemic and recession, we need real relief, and we know that real relief includes living wages for ALL. Join us this Moral … Continued
Oakland Rally To Demand 1,000 Ca-OSHA Inspectors, PPE & Health and Safety On The Job 12:00 pm
Oakland Rally To Demand 1,000 Ca-OSHA Inspectors, PPE & Health and Safety On The Job @ Outside State OSHA Office
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Oakland Rally To Demand 1,000 Ca-OSHA Inspectors, PPE & Health and Safety On The Job Stop The Murders and Pandemic In Our Workplaces NOW! Workers and trade unionists will speak about about the failure of the the California Cal-OSHA to protect workers on the job. There are less than 200 inspectors in California for 18 million workers. In fact there are more Fish and Game inspectors than OSHA inspectors. In Los Angeles over 700 longshoreman are infected and 12 have died. At Foster Farms in the Central Valley 13 workers … Continued
Reaping What We Sow: A Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winner Alice Walker 12:00 pm
Reaping What We Sow: A Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winner Alice Walker @ Online
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Reaping What We Sow: A Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winner Alice Walker @ Online
Reaping What We Sow: A Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winner, Alice Walker Hosted by: –African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies Department at UC Berkeley –Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity at Stanford University RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf2PyNcHEBxXC5CQr7uCK2NK-A4MWrz-olu8qAyVycqwk5sWA/viewform OR Livestream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI6xlrCnAO8&feature=youtu.be More info: https://africam.berkeley.edu/events/reaping-what-we-sow-a-conversation-with-pulitzer-prize-winner-alice-walker/ The Spring 2021 Critical Conversations series is organized around two themes: celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Barbara T. Christian, an architect of Black feminist criticism, a founding member of our Department and a gifted writer and teacher; and exploring the concept of “abolition democracy,” thinking … Continued
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Fast Food Workers’ Strike
Fast Food Workers’ Strike
Feb 16 all-day
https://twitter.com/fightfor15/status/1360229591197966339 DO NOT CROSS THE PICKET LINE *MCDONALD’S, BURGER KING, AND WENDY’S* WORKERS ARE FIGHTING FOR A LIVING WAGE. ***DO NOT*** ORDER FROM ANY OF THESE PLACES ON TUESDAY, THE 16TH68727
Stop the Money Pipeline! Campaign Launch Rally Against Climate Destruction 5:00 pm
Stop the Money Pipeline! Campaign Launch Rally Against Climate Destruction @ Online
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join Stop the Money Pipeline’s launch event for our rapid response campaign to #DefundLine3. The banks that are funding Line 3 are funding climate destruction – we’re taking action to stop them. Find out how you can get involved, from supporting the frontlines to pressuring the financial institutions into dropping Line 3. Check your email for confirmation once you complete your registration. RSVP: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DdbSiV2ZS-Gk0WsbziQTcA68671
ashid Khalidi & Nora Barrows-Friedman: The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine 6:00 pm
ashid Khalidi & Nora Barrows-Friedman: The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine @ Online
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents a unique Zoom Event: RASHID KHALIDI & Nora Barrows-Friedman THE HUNDRED YEARS’ WAR ON PALESTINE A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917—2017 ……………………………………………………………………………… A landmark history of one hundred years of war waged against the Palestinians from the foremost US historian of the Middle East, told through pivotal events and family history “A riveting and original work, the first to explore the war against the Palestinians on the basis of deep immersion in their struggle—a work enriched by solid scholarship, vivid personal experience, and … Continued
Testify & Push Back against Dangerous Chevron Pollution 6:30 pm
Testify & Push Back against Dangerous Chevron Pollution @ Online
Feb 16 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Chevron’s recent spill of 600 gallons of an oil and gas mixture into SF Bay and the Pt. Richmond shoreline, and the continuing need for stronger air pollution controls at its Richmond refinery, will be taken up at the Richmond City Council meeting this Tuesday night.  Public comment is hugely important: please come out and testify. Chevron oil spill response is on the agenda as Item J-2. The city has asked representatives from Chevron, the Coast Guard, SF Baykeeper, California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, and the Office of Spill Recovery and Response to report on … Continued
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Revolutionary Love and the Panther Legacy 6:00 pm
Revolutionary Love and the Panther Legacy @ Online
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  https://twitter.com/nikkivpraze/status/1361784163947278336 During this special event, Carroll Fife will interview Fredrika Newton (widow of Huey P. Newton and co-founder of the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation), Mama Akua Njeri (widow of Chairman Fred Hampton, Sr.), and Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr. (son of Chairman Fred Hampton, Sr.). Ticket prices are sliding-scale (no one turned away for lack of funds), and 100% of the proceeds go to the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation. ACCESS This event will take place as a Zoom webinar. Automated captioning will be provided.  68732
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM' - SEE BELOW
Feb 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM' - SEE BELOW
Email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to obtain Zoom meeting access info. Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay and nationwide. We fight against spy drones, facial recognition, police body camera secrecy, anti-transparency laws and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones; we oppose “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” —  to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government, and attempts to hide what government officials, employees and agencies are doing. We … Continued
APTP Virtual General Meeting 7:00 pm
APTP Virtual General Meeting @ Online
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for our virtual monthly membership meeting to hear what’s going on and talk about how you can get involved Register in advance for this webinar using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wlY4AD3ORs2VIK3c8rxXaw Each attendee must separately register. Do not share your registration confirmation with others. APTP General Membership meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month at 7pm. Join us to find out how you can get involved.68664
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How Not To Use Data Like A Racist 8:00 am
How Not To Use Data Like A Racist @ Online
Feb 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
How Not To Use Data Like A Racist @ Online
Online Event Location:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8zTTEhG6vAccKa74J6O1zSvxdi6kGQxIbb5BbD3HzmrzYYQ/viewform  Very few people build data products because they want to promote racist or sexist ideas; however, it’s very easy to fall into these traps, particularly when we fail to question the widely held belief in the “objectivity of evidence.” A working understanding of how to incorporate equity into data products, and knowledge of practical tools that embed equity in your research and data, is essential for anyone conducting data analysis, or making decisions based on data analysis. This session, led by Heather Krause, founder of Datassist and … Continued
Honoring Black History Month 11:00 am
Honoring Black History Month @ Online
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Honoring Black History Month @ Online
Celebrating the Music and Art of Oakland four “must see events” on Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25 2021 from 11-12pm. Presentations and performances by Street Spirit, Youth Spirit Art Work and others. Hosted by St. Mary’s Center Senior Advocates for Hope and Justice. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85704068720?pwd=QXJ3T05sUURtL0JIYzk5eEpnSDJDUT09 Zoom Meeting ID 857 0496 8720 Passcode 472245 RSVP to jcastillo@stmaryscenter.org68619
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Stopping Line 3 – Take Action!
Stopping Line 3 – Take Action! @ Online
Feb 19 all-day
Stopping Line 3 is critical. In solidarity with Water Protectors on the frontlines on Anishinaabe lands in Minnesota, we are racing against Enbridge’s next big financial deadline, On March 31st, 18 banks have a $2.2 billion loan to Enbridge due for renewal. The 18 major banks involved in that loan have to make a decision whether to continue to support Line 3 or walk away from Enbridge and its toxic, colonial pipeline. You can help to send them a message: Stop Funding Filthy Fossil Fuels. If enough of us take … Continued
Vision for Justice Summit 9:00 am
Vision for Justice Summit @ Online
Feb 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vision for Justice Summit @ Online
Online Event Location:  https://www.visionforjusticeevents.com/  The evolution of racial and economic oppression has only been amplified in the last year, as seen through both the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent acts of sedition. As the new administration and Congress steps into power, we must hold these leaders accountable to the citizens, organizers, and communities who uplifted them in November and urge them to build a new, non-carceral paradigm for public safety that keeps all communities truly safe. Against this backdrop, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, The Leadership Conference Education Fund and Civil Rights … Continued
UC Berkeley Day of Remembrance of E.O. 9066 Japanese American Prison Camps WWII 6:30 pm
UC Berkeley Day of Remembrance of E.O. 9066 Japanese American Prison Camps WWII
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
UC Berkeley Day of Remembrance of E.O. 9066 Japanese American Prison Camps WWII
UC Berkeley NSU Day of Remembrance of EO 9066 HOST: UC Berkeley Nikkei Student Union Join here (open to public): https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/2919700155#success The UC Berkeley Nikkei Student Union will be holding its annual Day of Remembrance event to honor the over 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent who were unjustly incarcerated during the Second World War. We will be featuring speakers from UC Berkeley Muslim Student Association and Nikkei Resisters. This virtual event will be held on Zoom and is open to the general public via the link. Please save the date and … Continued
Film Screening: Waging Change 8:00 pm
Film Screening: Waging Change @ Online
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Film Screening: Waging Change @ Online
WAGING CHANGE, a timely new documentary about the tipped minimum wage and the pandemic’s impact on restaurant workers and the industry, directed by Peabody award-winner, Abby Ginzberg, will have its SF/Bay Area broadcast premiere on KQED on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 at 8:00 PM. WAGING CHANGE shines a unique spotlight on the challenges faced by restaurant workers trying to feed themselves and their families off tips by weaving together stories of individuals, such as Nataki Rhodes of Chicago, Andrea Velasquez of Detroit and Wardell Harvey of New Orleans with the … Continued
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How to Plan and Execute a Direct Action 10:00 am
How to Plan and Execute a Direct Action @ Online
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Register here We may not know what is coming next, but we can prepare for it anyway. Direct Action has historically been the most effective way to change the world, and we built a workshop to teach folks how it has worked, and how we can plan and execute strategic, effective, and engaging actions. Do you want to learn effective techniques to intervene in an unjust world? Do you want to plan effective and powerful direct actions? East Bay DSA’s Direct Action Working Group is excited to teach our 3rd Direct … Continued
Rights of Nature: Indigenous Cosmology & System Change 11:00 am
Rights of Nature: Indigenous Cosmology & System Change @ Online
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
PART 1:  Rights of Nature: Indigenous Cosmology & System Change: A Training Webinar from Movement Rights Discussion facilitated by Jane Perry and Denice Dennis Please Register in advance for this training: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAscuisrT4qHdBS6-2oiALRCjr4s4mLT6vB  Join the women of Movement Rights in this training webinar, which opens up with a prayer by respected Ponca elder Casey Camp-Horinek, about the Rights of Nature movement. The women give a brief history on Indigenous people maintaining respectful relationships with the sacred system of life, how harmful corporations obtained the rights to violate the health of life, water, … Continued
National Day of Solidarity: Support Alabama Amazon Workers! 12:00 pm
National Day of Solidarity: Support Alabama Amazon Workers! @ Whole Foods Market
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Support Alabama Amazon Workers – Bay Area stands in solidarity with the Amazon workers in Alabama! This Black History Month, join the national day of solidarity with Alabama Amazon workers on Saturday, February 20. We are supporting the efforts of Black workers in the anti-union south to organize what may become the first U.S. union of Amazon workers. Amazon is doing everything it can to sabotage the efforts of the @BAmazonUnion; we must show our solidarity and support the Alabama Amazon worker’s demand for change with @RWDSU! Jeff Bezos has … Continued
Eco-Socialism Workshops 1:00 pm
Eco-Socialism Workshops @ Online
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Green Eco-Socialist Network – 3 part series with David Cobb, Meleiza Figueroa, David Bond, Chey Bell! Join us for a deep dive into Eco-Socialism, and learn how the capitalist status quo deprives us of our human rights and aspirations. The first presentation in this 3-part series is an introduction to Eco-Socialism vs. Capitalism including a discussion of what Eco-Socialism may mean to you. The world we need and deserve is not only possible, it is an imperative. We and our children will not survive the status quo. Event is FREE … Continued
EcoSocialism: From Theory to Practice 1:00 pm
EcoSocialism: From Theory to Practice @ Online
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Green Party of California invites you to join us for a discussion on EcoSocialism cohosted with the Green EcoSocialist Network (GEN).\ Register to attend HERE and share the Facebook event page. Many people are considering what it means to be an EcoSocialist these days. In this second presentation of our three-part series, we explore how we can build EcoSocialist programs in our own communities. Featuring Hip Hop Artist and Spoken Word Performer Shamako Noble, Guest speakers include Kali Akuno Cooperation Jackson, Misty Cross Moms4Housing, David Cobb Cooperation Humboldt, Mel … Continued
100 Student Debt Strikers, 100 Stories 6:00 pm
100 Student Debt Strikers, 100 Stories @ Online
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please join us the Debt Collective at 6pm ET for our first installment of 100 strikers, 100 stories. We’ll hear stories from 6 of our Biden Jubilee 100 student debt strikers, including why they are on strike demanding full student debt cancellation within President Biden’s first 100 days. The event will also feature Debt Collective co-founder Astra Taylor and special guests the Honorable Nina Turner (candidate for the Ohio 11th Congressional District) and Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). RSVP here!68778
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he Politics Behind the Western Campaign against Russian and Chinese Athletes 12:00 am
he Politics Behind the Western Campaign against Russian and Chinese Athletes @ Online
Feb 21 @ 12:00 am – 12:30 pm
Access info  Rick Sterling will discuss the banning of Russian athletes beginning with the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Summer Olympics and continuing through banning Russian participation in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. He will analyze the “state sponsored doping” accusations that have been made by the World Anti-Doping Agency. What are the accusations and what is their credibility?   Who is Grigory Rodchenkov and what role has he played? Rick will also discuss the case of Sun Yang, probably the most famous Chinese athlete. Sun Yang has won many international swimming events and holds  the world record … Continued
Antidotes to White Fragility 10:00 am
Antidotes to White Fragility @ Online
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/ticketed_events/antidotes-to-white-fragility-5 This workshop will explore the role of the body, community, spirituality, intellectual knowledge and other themes that you bring from your experience. We will cover basic information about how the brain and body responds to perceived threats, and explore how to work with this toward greater resilience in moments of challenge. This workshop is for all experience levels. Participants will be invited to discuss in small groups, move around, and hold their bodies in different shapes for 1-2 minutes. Content will be presented in both verbal and written … Continued
How to Plan and Execute a Direct Action 10:00 am
How to Plan and Execute a Direct Action @ Online
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Register here We may not know what is coming next, but we can prepare for it anyway. Direct Action has historically been the most effective way to change the world, and we built a workshop to teach folks how it has worked, and how we can plan and execute strategic, effective, and engaging actions. Do you want to learn effective techniques to intervene in an unjust world? Do you want to plan effective and powerful direct actions? East Bay DSA’s Direct Action Working Group is excited to teach our 3rd Direct … Continued
How to Achieve a Complete, Inclusive Immigration Reform: Moral and Economic Foundation 2:00 pm
How to Achieve a Complete, Inclusive Immigration Reform: Moral and Economic Foundation @ Online
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/2200241232?pwd=aCt1dWI0OGxUdUxjeUJ5K0xSY09uUT09 Meeting ID: 220 024 1232 Passcode: 328697 One tap mobile +16699006833,,2200241232#,,,,*328697# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,2200241232#,,,,*328697# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aewRgNxSvl It has been more than three decades since a viable pathway to legalization has existed for the millions of immigrant workers and their families. While the very functioning of this society is inconceivable without their contributions, they must live with the constant dread of deportation, incarceration, and family separation. The time to change this … Continued
Wisconsin Rising 2011: Watch Party and Discussion 6:00 pm
Wisconsin Rising 2011: Watch Party and Discussion @ Online
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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A Just Transition from Fossil Fuel Production 10:00 am
A Just Transition from Fossil Fuel Production @ Online
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Tune into Webinar #2 in the Climate Safe California series, hosted by The Climate Center: PHASING OUT FOSSIL FUELS: A JUST TRANSITION IN THE OIL & GAS DRILLING AND REFINING SECTORS register here How do we transition away from fossil fuels while ensuring a just transition for workers and communities? Speakers will discuss the current impacts of fossil fuel production on frontline communities and what needs to be done to address them, a plan for decommissioning California refineries, and the possibility of enacting a fracking ban. What does the clean energy future look … Continued
False Climate Solutions: Don’t Believe the Hype 5:00 pm
False Climate Solutions: Don’t Believe the Hype @ Online
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
False Climate Solutions: Don’t Believe the Hype @ Online
Join energy policy experts as they unmask the false climate solutions now being promoted by big energy corporations and their enablers. RSVP to get link The word is they’ve given up on climate change denial and are now moving to promote false solutions to protect their bottom line. These false solutions are a distraction intended to derail efforts to keep fossil fuels in the ground. Big Ag is trying to get in on the action too. So they’re promoting things like elaborate pay-to-pollute schemes like cap-and-trade and carbon pricing, as well … Continued
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Reimagining Public Safety: Defund Police Coalition Report Release 11:00 am
Reimagining Public Safety: Defund Police Coalition Report Release @ Online
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
TUNE IN to hear from community leaders of the Defund OPD Coalition about the release of our report. What: Reimagining Public Safety: Defund Police Coalition Report Release Where: Streaming LIVE on the APTP Facebook page We appreciate the work of all the volunteer Advisory Board members on the Task Force and, as the co-creators of this process, we are clear that the purpose of the Task Force is not to strengthen, fix, reform, or rebrand OPD. Both Oakland and the nation have invested untold resources to “fix” policing. You cannot … Continued
DSA Medicare for All Committee Meeting 6:00 pm
DSA Medicare for All Committee Meeting @ Online
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
With the pandemic and its multiple, intersecting crises, and the polling popularity of Medicare for All, our commitment to the movement is more important than ever. Come learn about our committee’s efforts, as well as local, state, and national initiatives around Medicare for All and single-payer healthcare. All are welcome! Join Zoom Meeting – Feb 24th RSVP https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81235048894?pwd=RDZHcnRDQ0FpV3ZndzdUenVJZ3JaZz09 Meeting ID: 812 3504 8894 Passcode: M4A One tap mobile +16699006833,,81235048894#,,,,,,0#,,956134# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,81235048894#,,,,,,0#,,956134# US (Tacoma)   Join Zoom Meeting – March 24th RSVP https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81235048894?pwd=RDZHcnRDQ0FpV3ZndzdUenVJZ3JaZz09 Meeting ID: 812 3504 8894 Passcode: … Continued
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Honoring Black History Month 11:00 am
Honoring Black History Month @ Online
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Honoring Black History Month @ Online
Celebrating the Music and Art of Oakland four “must see events” on Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25 2021 from 11-12pm. Presentations and performances by Street Spirit, Youth Spirit Art Work and others. Hosted by St. Mary’s Center Senior Advocates for Hope and Justice. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85704068720?pwd=QXJ3T05sUURtL0JIYzk5eEpnSDJDUT09 Zoom Meeting ID 857 0496 8720 Passcode 472245 RSVP to jcastillo@stmaryscenter.org68619
Oakland Police Commission 6:30 pm
Oakland Police Commission @ Online
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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The Future of People’s Park 7:00 pm
The Future of People’s Park @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Future of People’s Park UC Berkeley’s plan to build a 17-story high rise on People’s Park, which would destroy the historic and cultural legacy and an irreplaceable natural environment, has brought together writers, historians, students and park activists to oppose this ill-considered project. This Zoom event, hosted by the People’s Park Historic District Advocacy Group, will present the historic background of the park, give details on the effort to recognize its national landmark status, and share plans for revitalizing this invaluable public open space. The goal of this meeting … Continued
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Civil Disobedience, Here & Now 10:00 am
Civil Disobedience, Here & Now @ Online
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Civil Disobedience, Here & Now @ Online
Online Event Location:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/civil-disobedience-here-now-w-chris-hedges-roger-hallam-kumi-naidoo-registration-138348661571?aff=erelexpmlt  Climate breakdown will destroy civilization and decimate all forms of life on this planet within decades unless we take immediate and radical action. Don’t miss your chance to join these rebel troublemakers as they make the case that mass, nonviolent civil disobedience is the only thing that’s going to save us from extinction. Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and best-selling author, is a revered front-lines activist. Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion UK and Burning Pink, mirrors the truths he speaks with actions on the ground. Kumi Naidoo, … Continued
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The Recent Past and Future of Peace and Solidarity Movements, 2008 – 2021 and Beyond 10:30 am
The Recent Past and Future of Peace and Solidarity Movements, 2008 – 2021 and Beyond @ Online
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Access info   The anti-war movements in the US and across the globe were at their peaks through the first years of the post-9/11 wars.  They were broad, diverse, international, and powerful.  They did not succeed in preventing the 2003 US/UK invasion of Iraq, but they set the stage for future movements and future victories, including stopping US bombing campaigns in Syria and escalation in Iran, parts of the Arab Spring uprisings,  and more.  By the time the Obama administration came into office in 2008, the movement in the US was … Continued
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 2:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
Feed The People! The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 2 PM (3 PM during DST) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like. The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at … Continued
White Supremacy in American Christianity 6:00 pm
White Supremacy in American Christianity @ Online
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Oakland Greens present the February 2021 Virtual Townhall With nazis feeling emboldened to come out the closet, it is more important we find ways to accept each other despite our own ideas. The Oakland Greens Virtual Townhalls are designed to hear your ideas & thoughts. At these events we want to listen to you, not talk at you. Join us in ZOOM Sunday February 28 room opens at 5:45 PM PST, discussion at 6:15 PM PST, with unique topics with unique discussions. These are donation only events and as … Continued