Calendar

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Sep
20
Sun
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Online
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Our Sunday morning programs are scheduled pretty much on a “first come, first served” basis and confirmed at our planning sessions. The opinions expressed are those of the speakers only and do not represent a group consensus on the issues by the members of ICSS. Our general practice is to allot at least half of the time to comradely discussion of the issues so that we include as many voices as practical .

Check here close to the date each week for subject matter and Zoom info if not below:

https://icssmarx.org/icss-sched-latest.html

Sun, Sep 20, 2020:
Socialism and ‘Movement for a People’s Party’
In the US, a movement is afoot for a new party and over 100,000 people have responded to the call to form a new ‘People’s Party’, which is presently a pre-party formation.  In this Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library session, we will be showing some videos of the speeches by notable speakers and analyze the platform for this new political formation from a Marxist perspective, followed by a lively discussion

LOG-IN INFO 
The meeting will be opened up, as usual, at 10:15 for anyone to join and discuss technical matters, catch up with each other, say Hi, etc. We Intend to start the presentation as close to 10:30 am as possible

Raj Sahai is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2591082607?pwd=TTdlcFlnZEVCdWt2VlRHeWZLeHNKQT09

Meeting ID: 259 108 2607
Passcode: 6MwQP7

Sun, Sep 27, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
CONFIRMED: Labor and Immigration

David will talk about the struggles of farmworkers on the West Coast to organize, and the way it’s affected by their work lives and status as immigrants.  He’ll include photographs and a description of his documentary work in process.

Sun, Oct 4, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
CONFIRMED: The Crisis in Education:
Capitalist Mess and Socialist Solutions

The NY Times recently ran two articles on its front page: U.S. Campuses See Explosions Of Virus Cases,“ and “How Beijing got 295 Million Back to School.” This illustrates how socialism attempts to solve the mess in education created by capitalism. Similar forces can be seen in Oakland, CA, where billionaire-funded charter school organizations are buying our school board members, implementing school closures, and turning students and parents into vectors for billionaire profit. Meanwhile, socialists and union activists fighting to keep Oakland schools public, and to keep charter schools and their billionaire supporters out of our communities. We have invited Gerald Smith, an activist with Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and former candidate for the Oakland School Board, to lead a discussion with members of the Oakland Education Association (OEA) the teacher’s union. Discussants will include Mike Hutchinson, a candidate  for the Oakland School Board in District 5, endorse by both DSA and OEA.
The session will be moderated by ICSS Members Eugene Ruyle and Raj Sahai.

Sun, Oct 11, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
CONFIRMED: Dealing with Covid 19:
A Comparison Between Cuba and the United States

   Cuba, a socialist nation with a population of about 11 million, has suffered (as of mid-September, 2020) about 100 fatalities from the Covid 19 virus pandemic. The USA, a capitalist nation with a population about 30 times as great as Cuba, has suffered (as of mid-September), almost 200,000 deaths from this virus. The U.S., with about 30 times the population of Cuba has lost about 2000 times as many lives! What are the social, political, economic, ideological, cultural, strategic and other factors relevant to each nation that explain this profound difference
Dr. Laurence H. Shoup has taught history at a number of universities and is the author of five books, his most recent one being Wall Street’s Think Tank: The Council on Foreign Relations and the Empire Neoliberal Geopolitics 1976-2019 (Monthly Review Press). He has been in active solidarity with the Cuban Revolution for many decades and has visited the country over a dozen times on a variety of solidarity excursions, including two Pastors for Peace caravans, several Labor Exchange trips, as well as with the Venceremos Brigade and Global Exchange.

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NOTE: During the Plague Year of 2020 GA will be held every week or two on Zoom. To find out the exact time a date get on the Occupy Oakland email list my sending an email to:

occupyoakland-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

 

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 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 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend to meet at 3:00 PM during the cooler months from November to early March after Daylights Savings Time.)

On every ‘last Sunday’ we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome.

OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over six years, since October 2011! 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

Welcome & Introductions
Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
Announcements
(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: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

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A Linguistic Town Hall”: Defining Gender & Ethnicity @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WHAT: “A Linguistic Town Hall”: Defining Gender & Ethnicity”

WHERE: A ZOOM fundraising gathering sponsored by Oakland Greens for their October Rosa Clemente event. As always, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Register here

WHY: Are the words that we say and how we say them, ranging from gender nonconforming pronouns to ethnic labels, important to bringing about a real progressive change? Join us for an open and upfront discussion from the community on how we choose to define gender and ethnic identities.

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Sep
21
Mon
Oakland Police Commission – Use of Force @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362663ttps://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193

Presentation of the Commission’s Draft Use of Force Policy

Commissioners on the Use of Force Ad Hoc Committee will provide an overview of the revision project and walk the full Police Commission through a working draft, highlighting suggested edits, community input, and the Raheem survey.

Core Principles and Overall Mission First: The first section of the document is dedicated to important overarching concepts that must guide all decisions surrounding the use and evaluation of force, including the primary mission of protecting life, a commitment to de-escalation, a duty to intervene to stop excessive force, a commitment to medical aid, and a commitment to through and fair evaluation of force.

 Specific Policy Direction Mandating De-Escalation: Sworn officers are required by the draft policy (in Section C) to utilize de-escalation tactics and techniques in order to educe the need for force, and de-escalation is tied specifically to the Department’s mission of preserving life and limiting reliance on the use of force.
 Overarching, Easily Understood Concepts Applicable to All Force: Before getting into more specific rules and prohibitions, the draft policy sets forth (in Section D) general policy requirements that apply to all force, regardless of type or intensity. These include:
o Requirements that force be reasonable, necessary, and proportional;
o Prohibitions on unreasonable force;
o Requirements for identification and warnings prior to all use of force;
o Requirements to de-escalate force after force has been used; and
o Requirements to provide medical aid after force has been used.
 Extensive Discussion of Levels of Resistance, Force, and Less-Lethal Force Options
 Strict Necessity Requirements for Lethal Force in Line with AB 392
 Prohibitions on Discharging Firearms at Moving Vehicles
 Specific Rules on Preventing Positional Asphyxia:

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Jews, White Supremacy & Palestine @ Online
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Want to explore the relationship between Jews and white supremacy? Between settler colonialism, here — and — in Palestine?
The historical responses of Jews of European background wishing to maintain their safety have generally been to assimilate into whiteness and embrace ethno-nationalism in Israel. At this point in time, we see the question changing: Can we commit to seeking safety through solidarity? And where does antisemitism fit into all of this?
Join Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area for a free two-session Zoom workshop to dig into & mull over these issues through presentation, discussion, and video. Since the 1st session builds to the 2nd, we do ask that participants be committed to attending both sessions. We also understand that in these times, that might not be possible.
Monday, September 14th — 6pm to 8pm
Monday, September 21st — 6pm to 7:30pm
The presenters for this workshop are active JVP Bay Area volunteers who are all white Ashkenazi Jews. While all are certainly welcome, discussion will be geared toward white Ashkenazi Jews.
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Sep
22
Tue
Help Pass a Contra Costa Climate Emergency Resolution @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

The long-awaited Contra Costa Climate Emergency Resolution will be heard by the County Board of Supervisors on September 22nd.   With its passage, which could happen with strong public support, Contra Costa will join five counties and 25 cities in the Bay Area (70% of its total population) that have formally recognized the climate crisis in order to promote resilience and sustainable local economies no longer reliant on fossil fuels.

The Climate Emergency Resolution is here.  It’s not long—please take a careful look at it in advance of the meeting.

There are many bright moments in the draft resolution.  One is the proposed establishment of an interdepartmental task force to coordinate implementation of the Climate Action Plan, a long overdue practical measure, and to emphasize equity and social justice issues in its implementation.   Another is a commitment to developing County reach codes in order to electrify all new construction.  Yet another—a huge aspirational step forward for Contra Costa—is acknowledgement of the urgent need to “anticipate” and “plan” for a Just Transition away from a fossil fuel-dependent economy.  There is heavy emphasis throughout on promoting equity and rectifying environmental injustice in Contra Costa’s pollution-clobbered frontline communities.

If there are areas you think need improvement, by all means make your voice heard.  You can send in comments ahead of time to Board members.  Their addresses can be found here.  Or you can make comments at the meeting.

Above all, speak from your heart.

Watch the meeting here.  T0 address the Board during Public Comment on a non-agenda item, or on the Climate Emergency Resolution—Agenda Item #D2—call in by dialing 888-251-2949 followed by the access code 1672589#.  Push “#2” on your phone to indicate you wish to speak on an agenda item.

All telephone callers will be limited to two (2) minutes apiece.  The Board Chair may reduce the amount of time allotted per telephone caller at the beginning of each item or public comment period depending on the number of calls.

WHERE

From your computer:  click this link.

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Sep
24
Thu
EBCE: Home Solar + Storage Incentives @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn about East Bay Community Energy’s new program to help homeowners install a solar + battery system. Their new Resilient Home program pools the power of individual participants to get more competitive pricing, with an additional incentive that offers even better savings.

EBCE has done the upfront legwork and selected an experienced industry partner, Sunrun, to make installing a new solar + battery backup system on your home simple and more affordable than ever.

Learn more about how the Resilient Home program works, the basics of solar + battery backup systems, and incentive details. Sunrun will be on hand to discuss their product and financing options, warranties, what to expect during your initial consultation, and their safe installation processes.

WHEN

Thursday, September 24, 6 – 7 PM

sign-on info here

Tuesday, September 29, 12 – 1 PM

sign-on info here

Wednesday, September 30, 6 – 7 PM

sign-on info here

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Sep
25
Fri
Green Infrastructure Conference @ Online
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Bay Area Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force for an interactive webinar on Green Infrastructure: All-electric buildings, transportation, 100% renewable energy. This is the third in their Virtual Summit Series: For an Environmentally Just and Regenerative Future.

Register here

8:00 – 9:00 am Doors Open / Meet & Greet Attendee Mixer

9:00 – 9:45 am Keynote speech by Mark Jacobson and panel for all attendees

9:45 – 11:30 am Workshops with Breakout Groups‍Summit Topic Areas: (details to follow as speakers/panelists are confirmed)

  • 100% Renewable Energy
  • All-electric Buildings
  • Roadmap to Electric Vehicles
  • Clean Trucks and Buses

11:30 – Noon–Reportbacks, next steps, and announcement of October Summit

12:00 – 1:00–Networking and follow up conversations

Confirmed speakers include (more speakers to be added):

Mark Jacobson, Keynote Speaker, Stanford professor and key promoter of the Solutions Project

Panama Bartholomy, Director of the Building Decarbonization Coalition

Kate Harrison, Berkeley City Council and sponsor of Berkeley’s all-electric building ordinance

Anne Hoskins, Chief Policy Officer at Sunrun

Kurt Johnson,  the Climate Center

Lowell Chu, San Francisco Department of the Environment

Sarah Moore, City of Berkeley Office of Energy & Sustainable Development

Elise Semonian, City of San Anselmo, Planning Director

Jimmy O’Dea, Union of Concerned Scientists

Chris Peeples, AC Transit Board of Directors

Website: https://cemtf.org

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Sep
26
Sat
WORKSHOP: THE POWER OF PUBLIC POLICY @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join SURJ Bay Area’s Policy Committee for a legislative strategy session and workshop that will demystify the legislative process, build our collective legislative capacity, and highlight the legislative priorities and strategies of SURJ’s people of color (POC) led partners.

This workshop is for anyone who is passionate, curious, or wants to learn more about the ways that policy combined with grassroots organizing can be used as a tool in the movement for racial justice and collective liberation.

This workshop will provide opportunities for participants to:

  • Learn how the Movement 4 Black Lives Policy Platform (M4BL) fits into SURJ Bay Area’s organizing framework
  • Leverage our grassroots power in the state Capitol
  • Plug into statewide policy work and action
  • Practice bringing your voice and positionality to the political process

Event tickets are sliding scale – $0-10. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
This workshop is also a fundraiser for a SURJ Policy Partner.

We are eager to hear all of your voices and to help develop progressive grassroots’ power in the California policy landscape. All levels of experience are welcome!

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Mutual Aid Mask Build and Distribution @ Empowerment Park
Sep 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Red-skies and smoke are hard on everyone, but as with most of the impacts of capitalism, create additional burdens on our poor and unhoused neighbors.

Join us for a mutual aid mask build at Empowerment park in Oakland, across from 465 Bellevue Ave.
No experience necessary. Please bring PPE!

We will be close to the nearby road and can accommodate any accessibility needs. Please email the committee Co-Chairs at green-new-deal@eastbaydsa.org with any accessibility questions or concerns.

 

 

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Socialists at Work: The Rank and File Strategy and How We Build Power @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

You’re a socialist, and you have to work for a living in order to survive. How can you combine those things and organize for socialism while on the job? Rank and file workers have played a crucial role in fighting for larger social demands that we benefit from to this day (The weekend! The 8-hour day! Much more!). Come hear labor sociologist Barry Eidlin discuss what the rank and file strategy is, why it’s important, and how YOU can do it!
Join the Labor Committee for the first in a series about socialists at work, where you’ll learn more about how to build power for the working class!

Barry Eidlin is an assistant professor of sociology studying class, politics, social movements, and social change at McGill University in Montreal. He’s a member of DSA and the author of “Labor and the Class Idea in the United States and Canada”.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83284288301?pwd=bjRlT1I2bjlsZVpUWllFb1I3bTg2dz09

password: labor

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Sep
27
Sun
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Online
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Our Sunday morning programs are scheduled pretty much on a “first come, first served” basis and confirmed at our planning sessions. The opinions expressed are those of the speakers only and do not represent a group consensus on the issues by the members of ICSS. Our general practice is to allot at least half of the time to comradely discussion of the issues so that we include as many voices as practical .

Check here close to the date each week for subject matter and Zoom info if not below:

https://icssmarx.org/icss-sched-latest.html

Sun, Sep 20, 2020:
Socialism and ‘Movement for a People’s Party’
In the US, a movement is afoot for a new party and over 100,000 people have responded to the call to form a new ‘People’s Party’, which is presently a pre-party formation.  In this Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library session, we will be showing some videos of the speeches by notable speakers and analyze the platform for this new political formation from a Marxist perspective, followed by a lively discussion

LOG-IN INFO 
The meeting will be opened up, as usual, at 10:15 for anyone to join and discuss technical matters, catch up with each other, say Hi, etc. We Intend to start the presentation as close to 10:30 am as possible

Raj Sahai is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2591082607?pwd=TTdlcFlnZEVCdWt2VlRHeWZLeHNKQT09

Meeting ID: 259 108 2607
Passcode: 6MwQP7

Sun, Sep 27, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
CONFIRMED: Labor and Immigration

David will talk about the struggles of farmworkers on the West Coast to organize, and the way it’s affected by their work lives and status as immigrants.  He’ll include photographs and a description of his documentary work in process.

Sun, Oct 4, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
CONFIRMED: The Crisis in Education:
Capitalist Mess and Socialist Solutions

The NY Times recently ran two articles on its front page: U.S. Campuses See Explosions Of Virus Cases,“ and “How Beijing got 295 Million Back to School.” This illustrates how socialism attempts to solve the mess in education created by capitalism. Similar forces can be seen in Oakland, CA, where billionaire-funded charter school organizations are buying our school board members, implementing school closures, and turning students and parents into vectors for billionaire profit. Meanwhile, socialists and union activists fighting to keep Oakland schools public, and to keep charter schools and their billionaire supporters out of our communities. We have invited Gerald Smith, an activist with Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and former candidate for the Oakland School Board, to lead a discussion with members of the Oakland Education Association (OEA) the teacher’s union. Discussants will include Mike Hutchinson, a candidate  for the Oakland School Board in District 5, endorse by both DSA and OEA.
The session will be moderated by ICSS Members Eugene Ruyle and Raj Sahai.

Sun, Oct 11, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
CONFIRMED: Dealing with Covid 19:
A Comparison Between Cuba and the United States

   Cuba, a socialist nation with a population of about 11 million, has suffered (as of mid-September, 2020) about 100 fatalities from the Covid 19 virus pandemic. The USA, a capitalist nation with a population about 30 times as great as Cuba, has suffered (as of mid-September), almost 200,000 deaths from this virus. The U.S., with about 30 times the population of Cuba has lost about 2000 times as many lives! What are the social, political, economic, ideological, cultural, strategic and other factors relevant to each nation that explain this profound difference
Dr. Laurence H. Shoup has taught history at a number of universities and is the author of five books, his most recent one being Wall Street’s Think Tank: The Council on Foreign Relations and the Empire Neoliberal Geopolitics 1976-2019 (Monthly Review Press). He has been in active solidarity with the Cuban Revolution for many decades and has visited the country over a dozen times on a variety of solidarity excursions, including two Pastors for Peace caravans, several Labor Exchange trips, as well as with the Venceremos Brigade and Global Exchange.

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Extinction Rebellion General Meeting @ Online
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SEPTEMBER GENERAL MEETING

Zoom Meeting: Register Here
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/315229706211652

It’s tough to stay focused in these crazy times. But the planet can’t wait! Join the September General Meeting for an overview of XRSFBay’s actions and strategy and to connect with dedicated, caring activists… like you. Climate action newbies and veteran activists are welcome.

Register in advance for this meeting using the Zoom link above. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please also share the Facebook event and let your friends, neighbors and family know!

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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

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 14th Street & Broadway in the amphitheater. 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. During the warmer months we meet at 4 PM at the plaza.

The OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than five 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. 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: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (kitchen@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

 

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OCCUPY OAKLAND POTLUCK – CANCELLED @ CANCELLED
Sep 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

THE OCCUPY OAKLAND POTLUCK BEFORE THE GA ON THE LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH HAS BEEN INOPERATIVE SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE INOPERATIVE FOR THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE.

(Due to technical problems with the calendar events are nearly impossible to remove, hence this notice)

Anyone wishing to get notices about the GA, which is currently being held online every other Sunday, can email

occupyoakland@lists.riseup.net

and request to be put on the list.

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NOTE: During the Plague Year of 2020 GA will be held every week or two on Zoom. To find out the exact time a date get on the Occupy Oakland email list my sending an email to:

occupyoakland-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

 

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 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 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend to meet at 3:00 PM during the cooler months from November to early March after Daylights Savings Time.)

On every ‘last Sunday’ we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome.

OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over six years, since October 2011! 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

Welcome & Introductions
Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
Announcements
(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: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

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Sep
29
Tue
Every Day We Get More Illegal @ ONLINE
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM with City Lights Books presents a webinar

Juan Felipe Herrera & Naomi Shihab Nye

Every Day We Get More Illegal

with Sabrina Jacobs

webinar info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juan-felipe-herrera-naomi-shihab-nye-every-day-were-more-illegal-tickets-118654726481

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After two years on the road as United States Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera reports back on his travels through contemporary America. Poems written in the heat of witness, and later, in quiet moments of reflection, here coalesce into an urgent yet hope-filled portrait. The struggle and pain of those pushed to the edges, the wild injustice of our streets, the lethal border game that separates and divides, and then a shift  – a leap for peace and a view into the possibility of unity. Every Day We Get More Illegal is a jolt to the collective conscience, a jolt filled with the many voices of everyday life in America.       

Another of the most colorful, cherished and charismatic voices in America is that of Naomi Shihab Nye, a poet, songwriter, and novelist. She will read some of her own work and talk with her friend Juan Felipe on the theme – Every Day We Get More Illegal. Born to a Palestinian father and an American mother, Naomi composed her first poem when was six years old. She has since published or contributed to over thirty books, including poetry, young-adult fiction, anthologies, and novels.

Among her books are Habibi, 19 Varieties of Gazelle, Red Suitcase, Fuel, and A Maze Me. Naomi is the recipient of writing fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation and the Witter Bynner Foundation/Library of Congress.

Juan Felipe Herrera, in addition to being a poet, is a performer, writer, cartoonist, teacher and activist.  His twenty-plus books include The Upside Down Book, Thunderweavers, Notes on the Assemblage, 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross the Border: Undocuments 1971-2007, and Half the World in Light.  He is known for his often-bilingual and autobiographical poems on immigration, Chicano identity, and life in California. Herrera was born to migrant farmworkers in southern California and spent his early youth on the move, living in tents and trailers in small farming towns throughout the San Joaquin Valley.

This webinar promises to be an unusually frank, candid, and politically challenging event.

Sabrina Jacobs is host and producer of the popular KPFA program, A Rude Awakening. She covers local breaking news as well as global events, often informing listeners about the urgent social injustices that get ignored by mainstream media. Ms. Jacobs, a frequent host on KPFA events and webinars, is also currently serving on Pacifica Radio’s National Board.  

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Public Bank of the East Bay @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

We are now meeting every two weeks on Tuesday at 7:00 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.

 

It is the mission of Public Bank East Bay to provide community oversight and stewardship in the formation and functioning of the Public Bank of the East Bay to base its decisions on the values of:

Equity

PBEB is committed to a public bank which acknowledges and attempts restitution of the  historical burdens carried by disenfranchised communities, including  communities of color and many other marginalized groups.

Social Responsibility

Decisions regarding who gets loans, what projects get invested in, and who benefits should take into account investing our money into the wealth and health of local communities and the environment.

Accountability

The bank is accountable to the  residents of the East Bay, who have a right to fully transparent explanations of  the Bank’s actions and choices.

Democracy

The bank will be governed using  democratic processes which consciously and intentionally adhere to the values/principles listed above.

 

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30
Wed
Frontline Community Leaders: Climate and Just Recovery @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hear leaders on the frontlines of historic and ongoing climate disasters who are building a Just Recovery on the ground.  At  Stronger than Storms: Climate & Just Recovery Forum, hosted by 350.org, you will hear:

  • Jasilyn Charger24-year old Indigenous Environmental Protector
  • Verónica NoriegaMentes Puertorriqueñas en Acción, a non-profit organization organizing young people into social initiatives in Puerto Rico
  • Cesar AguirreCentral California Environmental Justice Alliance
  • Xiye Bastida, Re-Earth Initiative, NYC youth climate activist, raised in Mexico as part of the Otomi-Toltec Indigenous Peoples  
  • Troy RobertsonGulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP), Regional Organizer from New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, RN, New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), President
  • Moderator: Amira Odeh350.org, Carribean and Florida Organizer from Puerto Rico.

This event commemorates the anniversaries of ongoing climate devastation: 15 years since Hurricane Katrina, 2 years since Paradise burned, 3 years since Hurricanes Maria, Harvey, and Irma, 8 years since Superstorm Sandy, millions displaced from homes exercising the right to migrate as dangerous authoritarianism reveals its ugly face. The costs of climate destruction are paid for through the lives and livelihoods of BIPOC, immigrants, and workers.

Fossil fuel executives cashed out our planet. We’re coming together to make polluters pay and demand a Just Recovery led by those on the frontlines of the climate crisis.

WHERE

Register here

he same fossil fuel companies that have doubled the number of billion-dollar climate disasters and lied about climate change, are the same ones: pillaging ancestral lands of Indigenous peoples without free prior and informed consent… continuously putting workers, our communities, and our planet in harm’s way… bankrolling militarized police and security… profiting off voter suppression… even backing anti-protest legislationattempting to criminalize our rights to protect our communities… 

This comes as we commemorate anniversaries of ongoing climate devastation: 15 years since Hurricane Katrina, 2 years since Paradise burned, 3 years since Hurricanes Maria, Harvey, and Irma, 8 years since Superstorm Sandy, millions displaced from homes exercising the right to migrate as dangerous authoritarianism reveals its ugly face. The costs of climate destruction are paid for through the lives and livelihoods of BIPOC, immigrants, and workers.

Fossil fuel executives cashed out our planet. We’re coming together to make polluters pay and demand a Just Recovery led by those on the frontlines of the climate crisis.

350.org is working with communities across the country and around the world to build a Just Recovery. This includes demanding no fossil fuel bail-outs, and resources be immediately and directly redistributed toward community relief, mutual aid, public power, and community-determined solutions for long-term health and a regenerative economy.

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For more information on the Sept 30th Climate Forum, explore this media pack.

To view this advisory online, visit: https://350.org/press-release/sept-30-stronger-than-storms-advisory/

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EBCE: Home Solar + Storage Incentives @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn about East Bay Community Energy’s new program to help homeowners install a solar + battery system. Their new Resilient Home program pools the power of individual participants to get more competitive pricing, with an additional incentive that offers even better savings.

EBCE has done the upfront legwork and selected an experienced industry partner, Sunrun, to make installing a new solar + battery backup system on your home simple and more affordable than ever.

Learn more about how the Resilient Home program works, the basics of solar + battery backup systems, and incentive details. Sunrun will be on hand to discuss their product and financing options, warranties, what to expect during your initial consultation, and their safe installation processes.

WHEN

Thursday, September 24, 6 – 7 PM

sign-on info here

Tuesday, September 29, 12 – 1 PM

sign-on info here

Wednesday, September 30, 6 – 7 PM

sign-on info here

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