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SUPPORT STRIKING WORKERS AGAINST MARRIOTT HOTELS 10:30 am
SUPPORT STRIKING WORKERS AGAINST MARRIOTT HOTELS @ BART exit on Market between 3rd and 4th St.s
Dec 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
SUPPORT OF STRIKING WORKERS AGAINST MARRIOTT HOTELS IN SF FOR A RALLY AND MARCH For 57 days 2,500 workers in SF have been out on strike at the Marriott Hotels.  We are partnering with the San Francisco and San Mateo Labor Councils for another day of action this Saturday. | Let’s show support for the workers! Meet at 10:30am at the Powell Street BART Station exit on Market Street between 3rd & 4th Streets.  Look for the ALC banner! Help get the word out! Share the flyer: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0wpl4lwn0b8pgkw/Flyer.12-01-18-OneJobRally.pdf?dl=0 65351
East Bay for Everyone – Introductory Meeting 1:00 pm
East Bay for Everyone – Introductory Meeting
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
East Bay for everyone is a pervasive network of voices speaking up for housing abundancy and better cities all over the East Bay. We organized YIMBYtown 2017, the world’s Yes In My Back Yard conference which brought nearly 200 organizers to experience Oakland and learn more about housing justice across the country. We’ve also organized for the approval of nearly three thousand homes across the region, received international news coverage, and helped sue Berkeley with a winning outcome for housing all over the state of California. East Bay for Everyone … Continued
Stand for Oakland Teachers 2:00 pm
Stand for Oakland Teachers @ Outside Grand Lake Theater
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Oakland teachers are fighting to end the teacher retention crisis and provide a great education for all our students. We’ve been working without a contract for 1.5 years, and since the Oakland Unified School District is refusing to meaningfully engage with our demands, we are preparing for a possible strike in early 2019. Join Oakland teachers for our first neighborhood canvass to get the word out about our contract fight, and to give community members the opportunity to show their support. We’ll be going door to door with our support … Continued
Suds, Snacks & Socialism: After the 2018 Midterms: What’s changed, what hasn’t. 2:00 pm
Suds, Snacks & Socialism: After the 2018 Midterms: What’s changed, what hasn’t. @ Starry Plough
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Peace and Freedom Party presents After the 2018 Midterms: 
What’s changed, what hasn’t. We have invited some knowledgeable comrades to lead our discussion of whether and how the recent elections have impacted our struggles in various areas, including foreign policy, immigration, gender relations, jobs, education, human rights, and more. Confirmed speakers include
 Gary Hicks, CP-USA and CCDS, 
Gene Ruyle, Veterans for Peace, PFP 
Gerald Smith, Oscar Grant Committee, PFP 
Tom Gallagher, Progressive Democrats of America; SF-DSA
 Stan Woods, will moderate for the Peace and Freedom Party. This is part … Continued
How We Get Free: A Conversation on Black Feminism, Politics, and Liberation 7:00 pm
How We Get Free: A Conversation on Black Feminism, Politics, and Liberation @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How We Get Free: A Conversation on Black Feminism, Politics, and Liberation @ First Congregational Church of Oakland | Oakland | California | United States
How We Get Free features three leading activist-scholars who will come together in conversation about Black Feminism past and present. The speakers, each coming from a unique radical tradition, will combine their own research and experience with the history of past movements to explore questions around race, gender, class, and ultimately, liberation. What is the role of elections? Of #BlackLivesMatter? Of Trump? How should we be organizing today for our collective liberation? Our speakers are Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Alicia Garza and Zoe Samudzi. How We Get Free takes place Saturday, December … Continued
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Howard Zinn Book Fair 10:00 am
Howard Zinn Book Fair @ City College Mission Campus
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Howard Zinn Book Fair is an annual celebration of people’s history, past, present and future. We gather together authors, zinesters, bloggers and publishers for a day of readings, panel discussions and workshops exploring the value of dissident histories towards building a better future. In the spirit of the late historian Howard Zinn we recognize the stories of the ways that everyday people have risen to propose a world beyond empires big and small. The Howard Zinn Book Fair is a non-sectarian left event that welcomes a wide variety of political traditions … Continued
Sunflower Alliance Meeting 1:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center | Richmond | California | United States
 We’re canceling the Sunflower Alliance meeting for November 18th because of the toxic air. Please join us for our regular biweekly meeting of the Sunflower Alliance. We’ll discuss ongoing eco-campaigns and plans for the future. Newcomers and old friends welcome — we need your participation and your voice. Come early to hang out and share a potluck lunch. Potluck lunch: 12:30 PM 65078
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN RALLY 10:00 am
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN RALLY @ North Steps
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
_At the moment that elected officials are entering the Capitol for the first day of the legislative session, we will convene to testify and demand that the Legislature address the needs of the people and the planet._ _The Northern California Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will be joined by the Campaign to End Child Poverty in California and the Lifting Children Out of Poverty Task Force for the press conference._ * PRESS CONFERENCE AND RALLY AT 10AM- 10:45AM featuring speakers from Northern California (North Steps) *  … Continued
Protest to Demand Release of RVs and Vans 11:00 am
Protest to Demand Release of RVs and Vans
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Co-Sponsored by the Landless People’s Alliance and the United Front Against Displacement Residents living in over 15 RVs in West Oakland, many of whom have lived and worked in the surrounding community for decades, saw their vehicles impounded in mass by the police on October 23rd. Join us in demanding the return of these vehicles and the property inside them. Residents have been living on the street there ever since losing the vehicles, and several have been without their identification papers that remain in the impounded vehicles. We are also … Continued
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
 The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality & State Repression (OGC) is a grassroots democratic organization that was formed as a conscious united front for justice against police brutality. The OGC is involved in the struggle for police accountability and is committed to stopping police brutality. In alliance with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) we organized the October 23, 2010 labor and community rally for Justice for Oscar Grant. On that day the ILWU shut down the Bay Area ports in solidarity. Our mission is to educate, organize … Continued
Seth Tobocman – radical artist in conversation 7:00 pm
Seth Tobocman – radical artist in conversation @ Longhaul
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Seth Tobocman - radical artist in conversation @ Longhaul | Berkeley | California | United States
Seth Tobocman – co-founder of World War 3 Illustrated magazine and author of “You Don’t have to fuck people over to survive” – an influential propagandist for squatting, anti-capitalism and anti- war movements. 65335
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End Criminal Justice Fines and Fees in Alameda County 9:00 am
End Criminal Justice Fines and Fees in Alameda County @ County Building, across the street from the Courthouse
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
End Criminal Justice Fines and Fees in Alameda County @ County Building, across the street from the Courthouse | Oakland | California | United States
  Join @CaDebtJustice next Tuesday December 4 and speak directly to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors about the impact of court & reentry fees on your life and your community #DebtFreeJustice65366
HEALTH CARE UNDER THE KNIFE 5:30 pm
HEALTH CARE UNDER THE KNIFE @ UC Berkeley Campus, Gifford Room, 221 Kroeber Hall
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
National Nurses United and the California Nurses Association present a discussion on strategies for moving towards a post-capitalist health-care system. 65364
Intro to SURJ 6:45 pm
Intro to SURJ @ Sierra Club
Dec 4 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? Come learn about our current work and activities. SURJ moves white people to act for justice, with passion and accountability, as part of a multi-racial majority.65210
Sudo Mesh: Save the Internet 7:30 pm
Sudo Mesh: Save the Internet @ Omni Commons, Upstairs
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hello we are here to Save the Internet! Join us every Tuesday in the Omni Commons mezzanine to help build a community-owned and -operated wireless mesh network in the East Bay! Every Tuesday night, we meet to discuss on-going projects, technical bugs, community and media outreach, finances and budgeting, and upcoming events, such as node mounts, office hours, and workshops.  Newcomers are encouraged to come on the last Tuesdays of the month for general orientation, but are welcome at any meeting. A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts … Continued
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Bear Witness to Eviction of the Homeless 8:00 am
Bear Witness to Eviction of the Homeless @ #DignityVillage
Dec 5 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
The Village in Oakland #feedthepeople The city of Oakland posted eviction notices to #HousingAndDignityVillage an hour ago. Please come visit us between now and then so you can see Oakland’s only clean and sober homeless encampment for women and families. Oakland only homeless encampment that provides services and resources to the housed and unhoused in our surrounding neighborhood. We are not criminals. We are not illegal. We are Human beings asserting our right to exist, our right to Housing, our right to sanctuary. We are not damaging this neighborhood or … Continued
People Powered East Bay—Launch Party 7:00 pm
People Powered East Bay—Launch Party @ Impact Hub
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
People Powered East Bay—Launch Party @ Impact Hub | Oakland | California | United States
Help celebrate the launch of a new people-powered economy with a HUGE party. The Sustainable Economies Law Center will be celebrating the debut of  two groundbreaking cooperatives:  the People Power Solar Cooperative and the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative.  These will  engage everyday people – like YOU – to co-own, develop, and steward our community’s critical assets: permanently renewable energy and affordable real estate. Come hear about the tireless work building energy democracy through People Power Solar Cooperative, with the assistance of a team of dedicated and visionary attorneys. … Continued
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Annual Homeless Memorial 11:00 am
Annual Homeless Memorial @ St. Mary's PlaCE.
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us as we lift up our community members who have lived and died on our streets. Welcome by SMC’s new Executive Director Sharon Cornu Opening Remarks by Pastor Monica J. Cross, First Christian Church of Oakland Guest speaker: David Modersbach, Alameda County Healthcare for the Homeless Homelessness is not a crime. It is a symptom of systemic poverty demanding diverse grassroots solutions. Martin v. Boise – WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO STAY! RSVP to Janny Castillo jcastillo@stmaryscenter.org 510 923-9600 x 234 www.stmaryscenter.org65321
Press Conference: The Police Murder of Jehad Eid Lawsuit 11:00 am
Press Conference: The Police Murder of Jehad Eid Lawsuit @ Outside, in front of San Francisco City Hall
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
@AROCBayArea @mdbarba @kintarasu @AmalKPIX— Tariq Eid (@cityboy_tariq) December 6, 2018 Join us for a press conference at 11am Thursday, December 6 in front of San Francisco City Hall: Eid family and attorney, Dan Siegel, will be announcing the filing of federal lawsuit against @SFPD for the murder of 21 year old Palestinian Muslim, Jehad Eid. @APTPaction https://t.co/JwDsW5OAnr— AROC (@AROCBayArea) December 6, 2018 65373
Court Support for AntiFascists 1:30 pm
Court Support for AntiFascists @ Superior Court, Dept. 9
Dec 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
3 anti-fascist activists are facing serious charges from the June 26, 2016 Nazi shutdown in #Sacramento. Come have their backs and show up to support them at their pre-trial hearing on Thursday 12/6 @ 1:30pm. See Antifa Sacramento’s event for more info: https://t.co/XaabtP6fXZ pic.twitter.com/660r23qX1q— Berkeley Antifa (@berkeleyantifa) December 1, 2018 Three antifascist activists are facing serious charges for defending our city against neo-Nazis two and a half years ago. We’re calling on our community to come out to their pretrial hearing and show support for these brave individuals. It’s up … Continued
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Agenda: 4. 5:15pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – DOT – Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Anticipated Impact Report and draft Use Policy – review and take possible action 5. 5:35pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OFD – Discuss with staff existing equipment capabilities, report and policy drafting sequence 6. 5:50pm: Federal Task Force Transparency Ordinance – Discuss with OPD annual reporting metrics 7. 6:20pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – Body Worn Camera Anticipated Impact Report and draft Use Policy – review and take possible action65367
Corazón del Tiempo Film Screening for Zapatista Middle Schools 6:30 pm
Corazón del Tiempo Film Screening for Zapatista Middle Schools @ Omni Commons
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Celebrate 25 years of Zapatismo by watching a love story that takes you to the heart of the Zapatista resistance. The Chiapas Support Committee presents: CORAZÓN DEL TIEMPO | HEART OF TIME BENEFIT SCREENING For the Zapatista Middle School Project Corazón del Tiempo (Heart of Time) is a film about love in the time of Zapatista Resistance. When Sonia, a Zapatista civilian supporter, falls in love with Julio, an insurgente (rebel soldier), a problem arises because she is already engaged to Miguel, a young community leader. The film shows how … Continued
No Coal in Oakland Community Meeting 7:00 pm
No Coal in Oakland Community Meeting @ West Side Missionary Baptist Church
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
NCIO COMMUNITY MEETING No Coal in Oakland invites all interested community members to join us. There will be updates on legal developments in court and in the city (including Oakland’s recent termination of Phil Tagami’s lease on the West Gateway), the status of the Bank of Montreal campaign, other ideas about how to further our campaign to assure coal is never shipped through the bulk commodities terminal proposed for construction on the West Gateway site, and the formation of a regional No Coal coalition including Richmond and Vallejo. 65302
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Ending Urban Shield “As It Is Currently Constituted” – Task Force Meeting 9:00 am
Ending Urban Shield “As It Is Currently Constituted” – Task Force Meeting @ County Building, across the street from the Courthouse
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Meeting of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ Ad Hoc Committee on Urban Area Security Initiative, charged with reconstituting and rethinking Urban Shield. The committee was established by the Board of Supervisors in March 2018 in response to sustained community concerns about Urban Shield, which is funded in part by UASI grants from the Department of Homeland Security, and coordinated by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. The Board of Supervisors decided in March, 2018 that 2018 would be the last year the county would approve Urban Shield, as currently constituted, and … Continued
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East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest 2018 11:00 am
East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest 2018 @ Omni Commons
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
The East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest is back at the Omni Commons in Oakland. We are introducing a Zine Store at EBABZ Fest this year. Drop off your zines and let EBABZ Fest volunteers manage your sales. Apply here: http://bit.ly/ebabzstore2018 Workshops: 12:00 – 1:15 PM: Writing From the Margins: Creativity & Embodiment for Artists of Color with Fatima Nasiyr https://www.facebook.com/events/2025491594197387/ 1:30 – 2:45 PM: Mixed Media Sticker Making with Rafael Tapia III https://www.facebook.com/events/196382107933370/ 3:00 – 4:15 PM: Letterpress Basics with Kristi Holohan https://www.facebook.com/events/580478732409174/ After Party: https://www.facebook.com/events/1916456818469234/65380
ACLU Bill Of Rights Day 12:30 pm
ACLU Bill Of Rights Day @ Impact Hub
Dec 8 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Beyond the Bay: Building Power for California’s Future Come celebrate with us at the ACLU Foundation of Northern California’s annual Bill of Rights Day at the Impact Hub Oakland. Recognize bold leaders and celebrate a year of legislative successes for civil rights and civil liberties in California. This year’s honorees include: Basim Elkarra for his unwavering commitment to expanding civil rights for Muslim Americans and all Americans, and for building respect and understanding between ethnic groups, faith communities and government agencies. Lisa Honig for her exceptional, decades-long commitment to civil liberties and … Continued
‘Doughnut Economics’ Reading Group 4:30 pm
‘Doughnut Economics’ Reading Group @ Omni Commons - check whiteboard for room
Dec 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
‘Doughnut Economics’ Reading Group @ Omni Commons - check whiteboard for room | Oakland | California | United States
Doughnut Economics Reading Group: Creating a world with neither human suffering nor planetary peril Doughnut Economics: 7 ways to think like a 21st century economist By Kate Raworth Chelsea Green Publishing (2017) The capitalist economic system defines every aspect of our lives: the schooling and medical care we get, where we live, and how we sustain ourselves. The system works for a lucky few and exploits everyone else. And it’s a real threat to the survival of our species (and many others) on this planet. We know the system needs to change—but we … Continued
People’s Assembly for Migrant Caravan Solidarity 7:00 pm
People’s Assembly for Migrant Caravan Solidarity @ First Presbyterian Church
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Calling all organizations, crews, congregations and affiliations around the Bay to join a People’s Assembly and formation of the Migrant Welcome Committee of the Bay Area. On October 12, a caravan of refugees departed San Pedro Sula, Honduras fleeing rampant violence and grinding poverty, headed for the US border. Step by step, they called their trek an “exodus” as they gained steam and powered ahead 6,000-strong out of Mexico City toward Tijuana. With other caravans on the way, a crisis is building up on the US-Mexico border that will not … Continued
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#FeedtheHood8 – Holidays for Our Unhoused 7:00 am
#FeedtheHood8 – Holidays for Our Unhoused @ Cristo Rey De La Salle East Bay High School (St. Elizabeth campus)
Dec 9 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
#FeedtheHood8 – Holidays for Our Unhoused – Sunday, December 9 WHAT: Feed the Hood 8 – Holidays for Our Unhoused RSVP: bit.ly/feedthehood8Join us for another opportunity to Feed the Hood! We are excited to host #FeedTheHood8 bagged lunch and hygiene kit preparation and distribution to our unhoused brothers and sisters across Oakland. **Event is family friendly (kids of all ages welcome to attend with their parent(s) or guardian). **Coffee/tea and continental breakfast will be served for volunteers. **Venue is wheelchair accessible. << At-A-Glance Agenda for Feed the Hood >> 7 … Continued
Interfaith Prayers for Healing 10:00 am
Interfaith Prayers for Healing @ Bahai Center
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to healing. The Bahá’í community of Oakland is organizing this gathering for the community to connect, share prayers, writings and poems from all spiritual traditions, reflect and recharge and build coalitions interested in healing. Come share prayers, quotes, poems, and favorite passages from your scriptures with us. Simple breakfast will be served. Doors open: 10:00 AM Refreshments served: 10:00-10:30 AM Prayers: 10:30-11:30 AM Discussion and socializing: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM “Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance … Continued
Community Discussion – Oakland Teachers Strike 1:00 pm
Community Discussion – Oakland Teachers Strike @ Geoffrey's Inner Circle
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ay! Oakland Teachers are going on strike soon.Learn about it and support them.Go to the community discussion on 12/9 at 1pm st Geoffrey's. 410 14th St Oakland. pic.twitter.com/Dqvx754Yyn— Boots Riley (@BootsRiley) December 6, 2018 65376
DSA General Meeting 1:00 pm
DSA General Meeting @ Omni Commons
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Details forthcoming.65325
ILWU Local 10 Tribute to Howard Keylor, Longshore Veteran of Bay Area Labor Struggles 2:00 pm
ILWU Local 10 Tribute to Howard Keylor, Longshore Veteran of Bay Area Labor Struggles @ ILWU Local 10, Henry Schmidt Room
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
ILWU Local 10 Tribute to Howard Keylor, Longshore Veteran of Bay Area Labor Struggles @ ILWU Local 10, Henry Schmidt Room | San Francisco | California | United States
ILWU Local 10 Pays Tribute to Howard Keylor, Longshore Veteran of Bay Area Labor Struggles . Local 10 of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in San Francisco is holding a public event to honor Howard Keylor. A veteran of the Battle of Okinawa, Howard opposed the atomic bombing of Japan, an experience that led him to become anti-militarist, anti-racist and anti-imperialist. He quit college to support Filipino farm workers in the 1948 asparagus strike and became a labor activist during the McCarthy period, joining the longshore union in Stockton … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
The Bay Area Steering Committee of the Poor People’s Campaign 3:00 pm
The Bay Area Steering Committee of the Poor People’s Campaign @ CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT LAB, 3rd floor
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Bay Area Steering Committee of the Poor People’s Campaign: a National Call for Moral Revival (PPC) is forming and hopes you can join us!!   The Poor People’s Campaign, A National Call for Moral Revival (PPC) focuses on fighting the four pillars of evil: poverty, systemic racism, the war economy and environmental devastation, and on shifting the moral narrative. PPC supporters in the Bay Area have come together to form the Bay Area PPC Steering Committee and hope you can join this effort and share this information with others … Continued
Green Party 2018 Annual Potluck Holiday Party 6:00 pm
Green Party 2018 Annual Potluck Holiday Party @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebrate the Holiday Season with old friends and new. We’ll have good fun, yummy food, drink, and open dialogue at the 2018 Annual Potluck Holiday Party Bring your choice of food or drink for the potluck table to share. ** See you there — party on! ** (There will be no regular Green Sunday program or Green County Council meeting in December. We’ll party instead! The next regular Green Sunday program will be the second Sunday in January, 2018 (followed as usual by the County Council meeting). All members are … Continued
Critical Resistance: 0 YEARS OF STRATEGY AND STRUGGLE TO DISMANTLE THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX 6:30 pm
Critical Resistance: 0 YEARS OF STRATEGY AND STRUGGLE TO DISMANTLE THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Critical Resistance: 0 YEARS OF STRATEGY AND STRUGGLE TO DISMANTLE THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX @ First Congregational Church of Oakland | Oakland | California | United States
  ABOUT THE EVENT 5:00 pm – Movement Dinner and Reception 6:30 pm – Doors Open 7:00 pm – Program  Critical Resistance (CR) invites you to join us for “Critical Resistance: 20 Years of Strategy and Struggle for Abolition,” a community celebration highlighting 20 years of dismantling the prison industrial complex and building for the world we need. We are excited to host the incomparable author, educator and activist Angela Y. Davis in conversation with Black liberationist organizer Kamau Walton (Critical Resistance), anti-imperialist organizer and former political prisoner Linda Evans … Continued
Israel’s Neglected and Abused Beduoin People 7:00 pm
Israel’s Neglected and Abused Beduoin People @ West Berkeley Library
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Come hear Ibrahim Nsasra, a Bedouin elder and founder of the Tamar Center Negev, talk about the organization’s efforts to empower the Bedouin community, which is by far Israel’s most disadvantaged population.65391
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Humanizing Deportation 4:00 pm
Humanizing Deportation @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Do you have questions about immigration policy, immigrant rights, and advocacy efforts? Come connect, converse, listen, learn, and brainstorm a better future together. The world cafe format allows audience members to ask questions, delve into discussion, and discover what they can do to make a difference. Refreshments will be provided. Free and open to the public, this event includes a screening of first-hand stories of immigrant detention and deportation, with the aim of providing insight and information on how to build solidarity networks and enhance the role of artistic expression … Continued
Fundraiser to benefit the Camp Fire Relief Fund 5:30 pm
Fundraiser to benefit the Camp Fire Relief Fund @ Revival Bar and Kitchen
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
This is a fundraising event to benefit the Camp Fire Relief Fund. Our goal is $5k. Help us break it, break latkas and have a blast ! Join us for the BIGGEST Latka Jam yet! Celebrate community, make new friends, experience kick ass local entertainment (see acts below) AND support survivors of the devastating fires in Butte County, all while enjoying the best goddamn potato cakes and libations in the Bay Area. Our goal is to raise $5,000. Help us break potato, break this goal, bring hope to our neighbors … Continued
Protest the Eviction of #HousingAndDignityVillage. Open Strategy Meeting. 6:00 pm
Protest the Eviction of #HousingAndDignityVillage. Open Strategy Meeting. @ ACCE Oakland
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Today 12/10, we’re meeting at @CalOrganize Oakland office (@ 2501 International) at 6 pm for an open strategy meeting about Shady Schaaf’s eviction regime+more. Come w a friend ready to make your voice heard!*An earlier tweet calling this an action was misinformed. Sorry!!*— The Village, Oakland (@VillageOakland) December 10, 2018 65383
East Bay DSA 2018 Election Debrief 7:00 pm
East Bay DSA 2018 Election Debrief @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 We want to offer a huge thank you to all our member volunteers for our electoral campaigns this past cycle. You were a critical part of the field operations for our campaign for Jovanka Beckles, the Affordable Housing Act, the Community Power Slate, Team Richmond, and Measures O, P, and Y. You led the way, knocking 18,000 doors, making 7,300 phone calls, sending thousands of texts, and spreading an important political message across the East Bay that the working class is ready to fight back against bought elections and corporate … Continued
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Dec 10 @ 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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Fight for a Green New Deal 9:30 am
Fight for a Green New Deal @ Outside Nancy Pelosi's Office
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Sunrisers across the West Coast will show up at Representative Pelosi’s office in San Francisco with candles (electric) to memorialize the 85 people burned in the most recent fires, and carrying items that represent what they are fighting to protect from the climate crisis. Speakers will share stories of why they are in this fight and why a Green New Deal is our only hope to protect the communities we come from and hold dear from the fires increasing in frequency and severity at an alarming rate. In California people … Continued
Pressure Nancy Pelosi to Create a Green New Deal 9:30 am
Pressure Nancy Pelosi to Create a Green New Deal @ Civic Center BART plaza
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
The last day of Congress is Dec. 13th, which means we have just a few days to push the agenda on climate change and build support for a Select Committee on a Green New Deal. There will be opportunities for civil disobedience Join us in San Francisco on Dec. 11th to demand Congress make a real plan to address climate change. The time for transformative climate action is NOW. Entire towns are burning to the ground. Fossil fuels are poisoning our communities and our planet. There’s no time to waste, … Continued
No PG&E Bailout! Clean, Safe Public Energy Now! 12:00 pm
No PG&E Bailout! Clean, Safe Public Energy Now! @ Embarcadero Plaza
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
No PG&E Bailout! Clean, Safe Public Energy Now! @ Embarcadero Plaza
PG&E’s unsafe electrical lines started the Camp Fire—and 12 other deadly fires last year.   Now they want us to pay for their continuing negligence.  We, the ratepayers, already picked up the tab for last year’s fires, while PG&E’s CEO took home $8 million. We won’t keep bailing out a private company that turns a profit by putting our lives at risk.  It’s time for the people to take back the power grid, lead a transition to local clean energy, and tackle the climate crisis. Sign this petition, and join the demonstration. … Continued
Intro to CoOp Conversions 5:00 pm
Intro to CoOp Conversions @ Alchemy Collective Cafe
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
I’d like to cordially invite you to my teach-in on December 11th about how converting businesses to worker cooperatives benefits owners, workers, and communities. My coworker, Ricardo Nuñez, and I will provide an overview of benefits, models, and stories of businesses converting to cooperatives. We’ll also share some of the legal steps and business considerations owners and employees should know before moving forward. RSVP here! We’ll be hosting this conversation on December 11th from 5:00pm-6:30pm at Alchemy Collective Cafe (1741 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley), just a short walk from the Ashby … Continued
Call for support at City Hall – No loans for luxury developers! 5:30 pm
Call for support at City Hall – No loans for luxury developers!
Dec 11 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Eastlake United for Justice   We recently learned that Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillen is orchestrating a giveaway of millions of dollars in city funding to luxury apartment developer UrbanCore, after the developer failed to raise enough financing to pay for the E12th Street parcel and failed to meet project deadlines for the development. Please join us at the Oakland City Council meeting this Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 5:30 pm to speak out against this giveaway of public funds to a dirty developer. UrbanCore is currently facing a lawsuit from … Continued
Sudo Mesh: Save the Internet 7:30 pm
Sudo Mesh: Save the Internet @ Omni Commons, Upstairs
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hello we are here to Save the Internet! Join us every Tuesday in the Omni Commons mezzanine to help build a community-owned and -operated wireless mesh network in the East Bay! Every Tuesday night, we meet to discuss on-going projects, technical bugs, community and media outreach, finances and budgeting, and upcoming events, such as node mounts, office hours, and workshops.  Newcomers are encouraged to come on the last Tuesdays of the month for general orientation, but are welcome at any meeting. A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts … Continued
Unquestioned Integrity: The Hill-Thomas Hearings 8:00 pm
Unquestioned Integrity: The Hill-Thomas Hearings @ Live Oak Theater
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Those Women Productions presents a staged reading of Unquestioned Integrity: The Hill-Thomas Hearings by Mame Hunt, a docudrama adapted from the 1991 hearing transcripts, with a new epilogue added after the #MeToo events of October 2017. Directed by Erin Merritt. Net proceeds from this performance go to the Women’s Law Program: https://www.womenslaw.org/ “Because knowledge is power.” Everyone welcome regardless of ability to pay.65372
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Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay. We fight against “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” spy drones, facial recognition, police body cameras and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones, to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government. We draft and push for privacy legislation for City Councils, at the County level, and in Sacramento. We advocate in op-eds and in the streets. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and believe no … Continued
Planning meeting for the 5th Annual People’s March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy 7:30 pm
Planning meeting for the 5th Annual People’s March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy @ The Greenlining Institut
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
If you haven’t already saved the date, our 5th Annual People’s March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy is on January 21, 2019 and we need your help to make it a reality. Join us for a planning meeting next week to make this mass mobilization come true! Near the 10th anniversary of the murder of Oscar Grant, Anti Police-Terror Project calls our comrades to come together in solidarity against police-terror and the corporate development in the Bay Area that is prioritized over affordable housing for the people. RSVP today to … Continued
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ALAMEDA COUNTY CLEAN SLATE CLINIC 9:00 am
ALAMEDA COUNTY CLEAN SLATE CLINIC @ Public Defender's Office
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
JOINT WALK‐IN CLINICS with Public Defender and EBCLC *Please bring your statewide CA DOJ RAP sheet if you have it or we can give information at clinic* We may be able to help with:  Dismissal of Conviction – PC 1203.4  Felony Reduction / Prop 47 and 64 Relief  Early Termination of Probation  Certificate of Rehabilitation  Sealing Arrest Record – Factual Innocence  Juvenile Record Sealing  Post-Conviction Relief for Immigrants and Survivors of Human Trafficking  Employment denials due to criminal background reports  Occupational … Continued
SF Public Bank Hearing 10:00 am
SF Public Bank Hearing @ SF City Hall, Room 250
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
THIS THURSDAY 📢 Speak out at a @sfbos hearing on the public bank task force. Then come to @DSA_SF HQ to learn about the movement!No big deal…The only thing at stake is $9 billion of capital for affordable housing, green energy, low interest student loans, & businesses. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/prryWfiWBK— SF Public Bank (@sfpublicbank) December 10, 2018 65397
Privacy Lab – Energy Data Privacy: How Climate Changes Everything 6:00 pm
Privacy Lab – Energy Data Privacy: How Climate Changes Everything @ UtilityAPI
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Energy data used to be boring. The utility read your meter 12 times a year, and no one cared much about seeing your utility bill history. Nowadays, things are very different. As the $10+ trillion energy transition to renewables ramps up to fight climate change, private energy data access is a critical requirement to deploy and manage distributed energy resources like solar, battery storage, electric vehicles, demand response, and energy efficiency. Also, to make things harder, smart meters are second only to smart phones in how much they know about … Continued
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Ending Urban Shield “As It Is Currently Constituted” – Task Force Meeting 9:00 am
Ending Urban Shield “As It Is Currently Constituted” – Task Force Meeting @ County Building, across the street from the Courthouse
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Meeting of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ Ad Hoc Committee on Urban Area Security Initiative, charged with reconstituting and rethinking Urban Shield. The committee was established by the Board of Supervisors in March 2018 in response to sustained community concerns about Urban Shield, which is funded in part by UASI grants from the Department of Homeland Security, and coordinated by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. The Board of Supervisors decided in March, 2018 that 2018 would be the last year the county would approve Urban Shield, as currently constituted, and … Continued
Important City Council vote this morning on OPD ” Stop and Search” 11:00 am
Important City Council vote this morning on OPD ” Stop and Search” @ Oakland City Hall
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come and support Rebecca Kaplan’s motion to send the “Stop and Search” policy regarding folks on parole or probation back to the Police Commission. Item 7.37 on tomorrow’s City Council agenda – meeting starts at 11 AM. We must make sure that the policy is effective at stopping racial profiling and requires police officers to have ‘reasonable suspicion’ as a basis for pulling someone over and conducting a search. Enough is enough!! 88% of Oaklanders voted for the Police Commission so now OPD is trying to sneak around to do … Continued
“COMPASSION HAS NO WALLS” – Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity vs. ICE 11:30 am
“COMPASSION HAS NO WALLS” – Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity vs. ICE @ ICE San Francisco
Dec 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Interfaith Prayer & Ceremony We will gather on the sidewalk near the entrance to the building. 630 Sansome St. is about a 10 minute walk from Embarcadero or from Montgomery BART Stations. We will be welcoming Alexey Kharis recently freed from ICE detention thanks to your help, letters and support! Also speaking will be members of the Cambodian community to share about the URGENCY of stopping deportations of Cambodian community members with an ICE deportation flight scheduled for this Monday! Come stand with us outside the ICE building in downtown … Continued
East Bay DSA Stands With NUHW on Strike! 11:30 am
East Bay DSA Stands With NUHW on Strike! @ Oakland Kaiser Hospital
Dec 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join your East Bay DSA comrades on December 14 and support the National Union of Healthcare Workers’ strike! Thousands of Kaiser Permanente mental healthcare workers will be on strike across California from December 10–14. The East Bay DSA Labor Committee calls on all East Bay DSA members to join the picket line at the Oakland Medical Center, 3600 Broadway, for their lunchtime rally on Friday, December 14, from 11:30–12:30 p.m. Mental health clinicians across the state will be striking against Kaiser. As front-line healthcare workers, NUHW members understand that the … Continued
Big Tech Comedy Roast! 6:00 pm
Big Tech Comedy Roast! @ Internet Archives
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  Come fire up the grill on Big Tech, come laugh at our local tech firms! Comedy acts interspersed with talks from NSA Comedy Host, former Amazon executive, and entrepreneur Vahid Razavi, author of Ethics in Tech, or The Lack Thereof and Age of Nepotism. Friday Dec 14th, 6PM Doors open for networking, Show starts at 7:00 PM at the Internet Archive. It’s better to laugh than cry. As the Romans used to say “illegitimi non carborundum,” “don’t let the bastards grind you down.” Come and make a difference with others … Continued
ROY ZIMMERMAN: RIZE UP 7:30 pm
ROY ZIMMERMAN: RIZE UP @ Fellowship Hall
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
In the current political horror show, do you need some laughter? Some encouragement? Perspective? Inspiration? RIZE UP is Roy Zimmerman’s latest extravaganza, full of funny songs about ignorance, war, and greed. “With music this good and humor this insightful, there is good reason to be optimistic.” – No Depression Magazine Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime, and his videos have garnered tens of millions of views. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. He’s shared stages with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Holly Near, Robin Williams, Arlo Guthrie, John … Continued
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Mass Solidarity Meeting to Support Public Education 11:00 am
Mass Solidarity Meeting to Support Public Education @ Omni Commons
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
**WEAR RED** Endorse here: https://goo.gl/forms/mioA4lTZSwSd2XOw1 California has the 5th largest economy in the world and the wealthiest in the nation but ranks only 48th in class size and 43rd in per-pupil funding. In terms of relative economic opportunity, California is 48th in cost of living and 49th in housing affordability. Both United Teachers of Los Angeles and Oakland Education Association are fighting to improve student learning conditions that are their working conditions, for fair wages for educators and support staff, to decrease class size and caseload reductions, and support community … Continued
GOING SOLAR WORKSHOP 11:30 am
GOING SOLAR WORKSHOP @ Berkeley Public Library, South Branch
Dec 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
GOING SOLAR WORKSHOP Learn about solar photovoltaic (PV) for your home. Understand the basics of solar PV, the economics benefits of going solar, the options you have and purchasing tips. Special focus will be on home owners with low electric bills averaging under $100/month (excluding EV usage) 65405
The Human Face of Hope: Caravan Migrant Stories from Eyewitness Accounts 12:30 pm
The Human Face of Hope: Caravan Migrant Stories from Eyewitness Accounts @ FIRST UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Dec 15 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
The Human Face of Hope:   Caravan Migrant Stories from Eyewitness Accounts @ FIRST UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Gloria La Riva will talk about her unique first-hand account of walking with the Caravan, including stories from several migrants. A video will be shown. Refreshments and Light Lunch. Funds raised will go to San Diego Rapid Response Network and Pueblos Sin Fronteras GLORIA LA RIVA joined the Caravan in Mexico in November 18 and will report on her encounters with the migrants and the current situation at the Border. Video will last approximately 25 minutes. 65396
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Omni Commons
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it. Come get connected with SDBA’s projects! Presenting debt and inequality related topics at forums, workshops and in radio productions. Relieving Medical Debt through … Continued
Berkeley Copwatch End of Year Potluck + Shindig 5:00 pm
Berkeley Copwatch End of Year Potluck + Shindig @ Grassroots House
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Berkeley Copwatch for a community potluck and games night. This is a chance to socialize and get to know some folks who are working to hold police accountable. Invite your friends! We will play some games, talk politics and build some community together. Bring a dish, side dish or dessert, as well as any party games you would like to share. BYOB if you so choose. There will be vegan and vegetarian options available.65406
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The Rolling Catastrophe of the American Body Politic 10:30 am
The Rolling Catastrophe of the American Body Politic @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Dec 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library    What have things come to when arch racist Jeff Sessions and deep state spooks are canonized as by self-identified liberals and leftists as bulwarks against fascism? When all mainstream “opposition” politics can be summarized in a single word: Trump. And when the midterm elections ignored deepening impoverishment at home, endless wars abroad, and climate catastrophe  – let alone the tax cut for the superrich – instead focusing on the “threat” posed by (take your pick) immigrant workers and the Russians.    The majority … Continued
RPA winter meeting & holiday party 2:00 pm
RPA winter meeting & holiday party @ Bridge Storage & Artspace
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
There will be an RPA membership meeting from 2-3:15 pm. Right after that, we will move into party mode and have our winter holiday party & fundraiser from 3:30 – 5:30. As usual, the meeting is for RPA members. But the party is open to all! Please invite friends, family and neighbors and help support the RPA in 2019. About the party: Desserts and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided free of charge with donations accepted for beer and wine. Our silent auction will provide an opportunity for you to bid … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
Best of the Fest: Social Justice Shorts Film Night 5:00 pm
Best of the Fest: Social Justice Shorts Film Night @ Omni Commons
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
We’re featuring the best films from FILMS TO THE PEOPLE Short Film Festival. Because of the smoke caused by the fires, a lot of you were bummed that you weren’t able to attend. So we’re hosting a Best of the Fest at our next film night. You won’t want to miss this last chance to watch this slate of films that shows social justice can be touching, hard-hitting, and even funny. A Pair Of Horns On A Female Homo Sapiens by Saleh Kashefi Con o Sin Papeles by Aria Zapata … Continued
Is Civil Disobedience Necessary for Environmental Justice? A Valve Turner in Person. 7:00 pm
Is Civil Disobedience Necessary for Environmental Justice? A Valve Turner in Person. @ BFUU
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Is Civil Disobedience Necessary for Environmental Justice? A Valve Turner in Person. @ BFUU
A Valve Turner In Person! Leonard Higgins and four other Valve Turners decided to turn off the valves that regulate the pipeline flow of Canadian crude oil into the US. They were following the honored tradition of civil disobedience – take the bold action, have it documented for all the world to see, then wait to be arrested. At their trials, they sought to use the Necessity Defense to challenge the nation’s energy policy. Higgins is the only UU in the group of three men and two women. By their … Continued
Slingshot new volunteer meeting / article brainstorm 7:00 pm
Slingshot new volunteer meeting / article brainstorm @ Longhaul
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kick-off meeting to create Slingshot issue #128. (Note – issue #128 was supposed to come out in the fall but we postponed it to improve the articles and revive the collective.) Slingshot is an independent radical newspaper published in Berkeley since 1988. * Brainstorm articles for next issue * Orientation on how you can submit articles, art, photographs * Help us discuss our audience and themes for the next issue * Discuss fundraising and distribution * Your chance to comment on Slingshot Everyone is welcome. Issue #128 is due out … Continued
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Friends of the Public Bank of the East Bay 5:30 pm
Friends of the Public Bank of the East Bay @ Sports Basement
Dec 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Our last meeting of 2018. Agenda forthcoming.   Working Group Meetings: The Advocacy Working Group meets with public officials, government staff and other stakeholders to learn what they can teach us about integrating a public bank into existing systems, and to convince them to support our bank. Drop us a note (contact@friendsofpublicbankofoakland.org) if you want to participate. The Outreach Working Group needs organizers, and people to staff tables and talk to folks about public banking. Send us a note at contact@friendsofpublicbankofoakland.org if you can help. The ad hoc Governance Working … Continued
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Antifascist Court Support: 2nd Pre-Trial Hearing 9:00 am
Antifascist Court Support: 2nd Pre-Trial Hearing @ Department 18
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Antifascist Court Support: 2nd Pre-Trial Hearing @ Department 18
Three antifascist activists are facing serious charges for defending our city against neo-Nazis two and a half years ago. We’re calling on our community to come out to their 2nd pretrial hearing and show support for these brave individuals. It’s up to us to make it clear that we stand with them! We will be meeting at the courthouse and attending their court appearance. Come in casual, formal, or semi-formal attire and be prepared to go through a metal detector. Avoid arriving or leaving alone, and leave the area as … Continued
Human Rights and Dignity in the Americas 7:00 pm
Human Rights and Dignity in the Americas @ BFUU Fellowship Hall
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Celebrating the publication of Human Rights and Wrongs and Plan Colombia Authors Adrianne Aron and John Lindsay-Poland discuss their new books, Human Rights and Wrongs (Sunshot Press) and Plan Colombia: U.S. Ally Atrocities and Community Activism (Duke University Press), respectively. Both books recount stories of individuals and communities – especially in Latin America – resisting U.S. and state violence, often at great cost, and the power of human solidarity. Aron’s vignettes in the style of Eduardo Galeano draw from her experience as a psychologist and work with Central American refugees. … Continued
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ALAMEDA COUNTY CLEAN SLATE CLINIC 9:00 am
ALAMEDA COUNTY CLEAN SLATE CLINIC @ Public Defender's Office
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
JOINT WALK‐IN CLINICS with Public Defender and EBCLC *Please bring your statewide CA DOJ RAP sheet if you have it or we can give information at clinic* We may be able to help with:  Dismissal of Conviction – PC 1203.4  Felony Reduction / Prop 47 and 64 Relief  Early Termination of Probation  Certificate of Rehabilitation  Sealing Arrest Record – Factual Innocence  Juvenile Record Sealing  Post-Conviction Relief for Immigrants and Survivors of Human Trafficking  Employment denials due to criminal background reports  Occupational … Continued
The True Cost of Healthcare 6:00 pm
The True Cost of Healthcare @ Omni Commons
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A presentation, The True Cost of Healthcare, by David Belk, MD65389
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Psychedelic Mushrooms of California Talk and Presentation 8:00 pm
Psychedelic Mushrooms of California Talk and Presentation @ Omni Commons
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mycologist Alan Rockefeller will give a lecture on the identification of psilocybin mushrooms. It will include an overview of all North American species, focusing on the species which occur in the San Francisco Bay area. The audience will learn important characteristics for accurate identification and how to spot poisonous lookalikes. Participants are invited to bring legal mushrooms for a hands-on discussion of how to identify mushrooms you encounter. Alan Rockefeller is a mycologist living in Oakland. He spends half the year hunting mushrooms in Mexico where he documents a wide … Continued
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
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Waffles & Zapatismo 10:00 am
Waffles & Zapatismo @ Omni Commons
Dec 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Waffles & Zapatismo is a free space for learning about and discussing the history, ideas, values and practices of the Zapatista National Liberation Army, EZLN or Zapatistas. We serve waffles at the start of the class to those who want them.65047
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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
Dec 30 @ 2:00 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
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
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