Two Anti-Fracking Films @ New Parkway
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the Oakland Institute for two short films, focused on fracking and its resistance here in California. Dear Governor Brown looks at the contradictions of Gov. Jerry Brown—the “greenest” governor in the US (?), who’s encouraging the growth of fracking in California. The film also explores fracking in our state. Faith Against Fracking looks at the role of faith leaders from multiple backgrounds in forming alliances and contributing to the struggle to end fracking.

Following the film, join the Oakland Institute’s Policy Analyst Elizabeth Fraser, along with Shannon Biggs of Movement Rights and David Braun of Americans Against Fracking for a discussion about the incredible and important work happening here in California to ban fracking once and for all.


Film Screening: The Brainwashing Of My Dad @ Ninth Street Independent Film Center
Oct 25 @ 8:45 pm – 10:30 pm

A one-time screening of The Brainwashing Of My Dad, a documentary by filmmaker Jen Senko about her Democratic dad and his slide into the world of hard right-wing media indoctrination. The film merges the personal story of her family with a look at the right-wing media machine and the sad state of the mainstream media – and could not be more timely in the middle of most bizarre election cycle in American history.

Featuring interviews with Noam Chomsky, David Brock, Jeff Cohen, George Lakoff, Claire Conner, Frank Luntz and narrated by actor Matthew Modine with animations by Bill Plympton. Executive producer Ryan Smith will answer questions after this special screening at the United Nations Association Documentary Festival.

A strong audience showing will demonstrate interest in the state of the media and build support for more film-making about our communications system.

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Codepink’s Weekly Peace Vigil @ on the steps in front of Senator Diane Feinstein's office
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

JOIN CODEPINK, WORLD CAN’T WAIT, OCCUPYSF Action Council and others at the huge PEACE banner
Theme this week is: “REFUGEES…”

Feel free to bring your own signage, photos, flyers, …Additional signs and flyers provided.
Stand (or sit) with us and the huge PEACE banner.

Sudo Room Weekly Party @ Omni Commons Sudo room
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our weekly PARTY to get this hackerspace together, to provide a venue for those things that otherwise cannot be worked out through day-to-day practice.

Potluck! – bring your own tasty dish!

Sudo room, located in the southwast corner of the ground floor, is a creative community and hackerspace. We offer tools and project space for a wide range of activities: electronics, sewing/crafting, 3D and 2D manufacturing, coding, and good old-fashioned co-learning!

Hours: The space is open whenever a member is present. Come visit! Best times to drop in are evenings between 7 and 9pm. See the calendar for recurring meetups and upcoming events:

Film Screenings: WEconomics and La Empresa es Nuestra @ Impact HUB Oakland
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us as we welcome award winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin, co-directors of the PBS film Shift Change as they screen their latest documentaries, WEconomics and La Empresa es Nuestra.

WEconomics was filmed in the Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy which has one of the highest concentrations of cooperative businesses in the developed world. The capital, Bologna, is an industrial powerhouse, where prosperity is widely shared, and cooperatives of teachers and social workers play a key role in the provision of government services.

La Empresa es Nuestra, filmed in the Basque region of northern Spain, describes the Mondragón Cooperative Corporation, that largest cooperative corporation in the world. Founded in the town of Mondragón in 1956, it is the tenth-largest Spanish company and the leading business group in the Basque Country. At the end of 2014, it employed 74,117 people in 257 companies and organizations in four areas of activity: finance, industry, retail and knowledge.


Please join us for a film screening and discussion of how these examples can be helpful toward developing a stronger coop economy in the U.S. and specifically the East Bay. Young and Dworkin have produced films about worker coops over a period of 15 years, first in Argentina after the dramatic economic/political collapse in late 2001, then in the Basque Country of Spain and across the U.S., including the Bay Area, for Shift Change. Their work encourages us to think and work toward a more just, equitable, sustainable economy.

In Cooperation,
Ricardo S. Nuñez

Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This screening is the Bay Area premiere of The Last Crop documentary.
The Last Crop is an intimate exploration into the lives of small family farmers Jeff and Annie Main of California’s Central Valley. The film follows these organic pioneers’ ten-year pursuit to ensure that a farm need not be imperiled at the end of every generation. Theirs is a story that is being echoed on farms across our nation as our largely aging farming population faces retirement. What sets the Mains apart is their resolve to create an alternative for their farm’s succession that ensures its productivity and affordability for future farming generations.
Post film panelists: Annie & Jeff Main, Andrea Davis-Cetina owner Quarter Acre Farm & National Young Farmers Coalition member, Evan Wigg, Executive Director, Farmers Guild, Kathryn Lyddan, Executive Director, Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust and filmmaker Chuck Schultz

Please contact us if you have any questions at

Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Food First is the original food policy think tank, founded in 1975 by activist author Frances Moore Lappe and Joseph Collins. Over the years, they’ve produced action-oriented research and analysis in order to help build the movement for food justice and food sovereignty around the world. Their projects range from working to stop ‘land grabs’ in the Americas to pollinator restoration and farmer to farmer education. Their Food Sovereignty tours to places such as Italy and Cuba are well known and sought after.

The October gala gathering celebrates the work Food First has contributed to the food justice movement and provides an opportunity to learn more about their organization. There is no cost to attend and no pressure to contribute financially, though opportunities to do so will be available if you so desire.

Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.
On The Hill: I Am Alex Nieto @ Brava Theater
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Thur-Sun, October 27-30

Loco Bloco, a non-profit performing arts organization and playwright Paul S. Flores announce their final full production of On The Hill, a play about the impact of the death of Alex Nieto. Directed by the renowned playwright Paul Flores, On the Hill tells the story of the impact that the death of Alex Nieto – at the hands of the SFPD- has had on youth of color residing in SF neighborhoods – neighborhoods that are currently being gentrified. The project uses music, dance and theater as a powerful tool for communities divided by issues of police violence, racism, gentrification and economic disparity,to find ways to dialogue with each other, and discover opportunities for solutions, healing and unification. Through their interpretation of death and life, the young actors incorporate spoken word, bilingual theater, drum, dance and video projection to retell the story of the night Alex Nieto was murdered on Bernal Hill in March 2014. The production is co-directed by Eric Reid.

Cultivating Cooperative Community @ Omi Gallery
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Traditional Healing Clinic @ Tassafaronga Rec Center
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Black Panther Party Perspectives from Richard Brown of SF8 @ Workers World, #411
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Hear Richard Brown of the Black Panther Party and the SF8 share his perspectives on their historic struggle. Also listen to a presentation on the current crisis in Syria by Judy Greenspan.

Light refreshments will be served. The space is wheelchair accessible.

Halloween Harvest Festival @ Gill Tract
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm

The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA will get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM to share some food with each others and the community.  There should be a table and utensils/plates courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring a nosh to share… Eat-the-Rich-bonapetit

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.

ooGAOO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than four years! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally . Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.

At the GA committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives come voluntarily report on past and future actions, with discussion. We encourage everyone participating in the Occupy Oakland GA to be part of at least one associated group, but it is by no means a requirement. If you like, just come and hear all the organizing being done! Occupy Oakland encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.

General Assembly Standard Agenda

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
  3. Announcements
  4. (Optional) Discussion Topic

Occupy Oakland activities and contact info for some Bay Area Groups with past or present Occupy Oakland members.

Occupy Oakland Web Committee: (
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (
Strike Debt Bay Area :
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:
Oakland Privacy Working Group:
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:
Bay Area AntiRepression:
Biblioteca Popular:
Interfaith Tent:
Port Truckers Solidarity:
Bay Area Intifada:
Transport Workers Solidarity:
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy)
Sudo Room:
Omni Collective:
First They Came for the Homeless:
Sunflower Alliance:
Bay Area Public School:

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United:
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department:


Codepink’s Weekly Peace Vigil @ on the steps in front of Senator Diane Feinstein's office
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

JOIN CODEPINK, WORLD CAN’T WAIT, OCCUPYSF Action Council and others at the huge PEACE banner
Theme this week is: “REFUGEES…”

Feel free to bring your own signage, photos, flyers, …Additional signs and flyers provided.
Stand (or sit) with us and the huge PEACE banner.

Protest and Speak-Out: Reinstate Yvette Felcarca, Anti-Fascist Berkeley Teacher
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

6:30pm Rally outside
7:30pm Speak out inside (fill out speakers cards before)

Berkeley School Board Persecutes Teacher For Helping Stop Neo-Nazis:
Stop the Witch Hunt Against Yvette Felarca and Interrogation of Her Students!

Anti-fascist activist and teacher Yvette Felarca has been removed from her classroom at Martin Luther King Jr Middle School in Berkeley, California, for helping stop a neo-Nazi recruitment rally on the steps of the state capitol in Sacramento this summer.

After Ms. Felarca was stabbed and beaten by the fascists, terror threats were made against her and the school if she’s not fired. Instead of defending the entire community, including Ms. Felarca, the school district is capitulating to the neo-Nazis’ demands by taking disciplinary measures against her and removing her from her job.

Prior to being put on administrative leave on September 21 the school district reached back into her bank account after depositing her wages, and took them back out, suddenly challenging previously approved sick days and leaves already taken.

Since then, both current and former students have been pulled out of class and interrogated about her, without their parents’ informed consent, targeting immigrant and limited english speaking families in particular.

Ms. Felarca has been teaching ELD (English as a Second Language) and Humanities at King Middle School for a decade. She is a member of the Executive Board of her union, the Berkeley Federation of Teachers (BFT), and is a founding member of the Equal Opportunity Now/By Any Means Necessary (EON/BAMN) Caucus, an organization working on civil rights issues.

The actions against Ms. Felarca are directly counter to the Berkeley school district’s historic embrace of the fight against racism and fascism. Three district schools are named after civil rights leaders – Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, and Malcolm X, and Berkeley was one of the very first school districts to voluntarily desegregate.

Students from all grade levels – elementary, middle, and high school, as well as parents, fellow teachers from Berkeley and Oakland, and a diverse range of community members have been rallying in defense of Ms. Felarca. Please join us in speaking out:

Come to the school board on November 2, write to the board members, and encourage your unions, collectives, and congregations to write letters and resolutions in solidarity with Yvette Felarca.

Demand that she be reinstated immediately, repaid her full wages, and the harassment of her and her students be stopped!

Write to:,,

Defend Yvette Felarca! Non-sectarian defense of all anti-fascists!

An injury to one is an injury to all!

More Details and Background:

Grievance of Yvette Felarca:

Press conference with Yvette Felarca and her lawyer, September 28:

September 21 school board meeting, public comments by Yvette Felarca, her students who demonstrated how she helped empower them, parents who praised her teaching style and expressed concern about recent racist activities in the schools, fellow workers who wondered about the implications of the district’s actions for other teachers, and community members who told personal stories about fascism in their own lives:

October 5 rally outside the school board meeting, and public comments inside by more students, parents, teachers, and community members speaking in defense of Ms. Felarca. When board members refused to disclose their personal positions on whether she should continue to teach, and instead scurried off into a second, unagendized “closed session”, the community held its own meeting in the board room, with many more speaking out:

October 19 school board meeting, more public comments in defense of Ms. Felarca, including a description of an interrogation by a student, remote participation from a former student who called in from Mexico City, and a standing ovation from one of the student representatives on the board:

Report of what happened in Sacramento, and the neo-Nazis involved:

More about the fascist organizers of the Sacramento rally:

Details about neo-Nazis converging in Berkeley prior to their attempted rally in Sacramento:

Article about racist events at Berkeley High School over the last couple of years, including racist pages in the yearbook which had to be recalled, a noose hanging from a tree, and a terror threat citing the KKK on a school computer, which resulted in a walkout by the majority of students:

Fundraiser for Critical Resistance: Profiles in Abolition: Strong Communities Beyond Policing @ Humanist Hall
Nov 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

5:30pm: Happy hour + food
7pm: Event

Critical Resistance (CR) invites you to join us for “Profiles in Abolition: Strong Communities Beyond Policing” featuring Asha Ransby-Sporn of Black Youth Project 100, CR co-founder Dylan Rodriguez, and Naomi Murakawa (author of The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America). Moderated by Lara Kiswani of Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC).

This event will sharpen our vision to eliminate reliance on policing and increase our community power and wellbeing without law enforcement and prisons. We are excited to feature organizers and scholars from across the country who have been fighting the violence of policing with dedicated campaigns, writing, and Black, radical, queer and internationalist imaginations. Our speakers will engage in lively conversation about lessons learned and strategies to uplift as we build for a world beyond policing. The event will feature cultural performance and contributions from inside organizers that raise the spirit of liberation.

“Strong Communities Beyond Policing” is the third event in Profiles in Abolition, a national series highlighting the ongoing struggle to abolish the prison industrial complex. We are excited to bring together a community audience of organizers and freedom fighters who have worked so hard to bring us to this opportune political moment. Proceeds will benefit Critical Resistance and our grassroots organizing for abolition and community self-determination.

VENUE INFO: Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible and this event is fragrance free. Please come scent free to respect participants with chemical sensitivities.

Wheelchair users enter from 411 28th Street. Front doors of building are 390 27th Street.

Parking info:

Public transit: Humanist Hall is close to many Bus Stops at Broadway/29th St and Telegraph/27th St.
It is .7 miles from the Downtown 19th St BART station.

If you have any further questions about the event, please contact: We look forward to seeing you there!

Helping Hearts to Heal, II @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Codepink’s Weekly Peace Vigil @ on the steps in front of Senator Diane Feinstein's office
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

JOIN CODEPINK, WORLD CAN’T WAIT, OCCUPYSF Action Council and others at the huge PEACE banner
Theme this week is: “REFUGEES…”

Feel free to bring your own signage, photos, flyers, …Additional signs and flyers provided.
Stand (or sit) with us and the huge PEACE banner.

Court Support for Those Arrested At Urban Shield @ Superior Court of California, Dept 604
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Court support for comrades arrested at urban shield!
Please come out to Fremont to support those arrested at the Ubran Shield Protest!
National Close Your Wells Fargo Account Day
Nov 12 all-day

To All Hold Wells Fargo Accountable Supporters,

By answering my call to action, we have spread awareness to millions of Americans in less than 2 weeks! My Open Letter to Wells Fargo has gone VIRAL after being shared over 51,000 times: This led to National media outlets such as Forbes and CNN picking up the story:

Now is the time to back up our words with action. Join me and millions of your fellow Americans, as we unite to hold Wells Fargo accountable for victimizing millions of Americans by voting with our money and CLOSING OUR ACCOUNTS on NOVEMBER 12th!


The recent Wells Fargo Fraudulent Account Scandal is the latest in a long line of financial crimes committed by Too Big To Fail Banks against the American People dating back to 2008. Each time, Bank executives walked away unscathed with multi-million dollar paydays.

In this instance, despite the best efforts of regulators and politicans, CEO John Stumpf and Head of “Community” Banking, Carrie Tolstedt, are expected to walk away with hundreds of millions in compensation.

The only way to stop this is as a consumer is to VOTE WITH YOUR MONEY. Money is the only language these Bankers understand.

By closing your accounts and moving your money to more local and ethical financial institutions, you will be sending a resounding message to all Big Banks, that this behavior will no longer be tolerated by the American People.

However, in order to force management’s hand, we need to rally MILLIONS. I’m only one man, I can’t do this alone. This is where you come in.

I need your help with the following:

1. Spreading the word by inviting any potential victims or supporters of the movement to the event.

2. Educating yourself and others about local and ethical financial institutions you can move your money to.

3. Coordinating local Close Your Account Demonstations in your community and getting your local news to cover it.

4. Post a picture or video of yourself with some type of document that proved you closed your account. Explain why you did it and challenge your friends using the hashtags: #closeyouraccount #closeyouraccountchallenge #holdWFaccountable

Remember, as individuals we are powerless. But together, one small act multiplied millions of times can change the course of human history.

Let’s let November 12th, go down as the day the American people decided to take back control of the country from the Big Banks and ended the reign of terror that “Too Big To Fail” once and for all.

It’s a pleasure to fight alongside you,

Kevin Pham