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Shellmound Vigil @ Berkeley Shellmound, Near Spengers
Shellmound Vigil @ Berkeley Shellmound, Near Spengers
Dec 4 – Dec 5 all-day
A 24 Hour Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Standing Rock, coinciding with the recent eviction notice that the Water Protectors were issued. Taking to heart the ongoing requests from Water Protectors for us to pray together, we plan to hold vigil as they face these threats. Working with Ohlone leadership, this vigil will be held at the West Berkeley Shellmound, drawing the connection between justice in North Dakota and justice locally. This is a powerful time for us to come together, stronger than ever, in prayer and as relatives because we … Continued
#OpSafeWinter – Worldwide Day of Compassion @ Everywhere
#OpSafeWinter – Worldwide Day of Compassion @ Everywhere
Dec 10 all-day
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10:00 am 3rd Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair @ San Francisco City College Mission Campus
3rd Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair @ San Francisco City College Mission Campus
Dec 4 @ 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. Program Listing.62066
10:30 am The New Path to Mumia’s Freedom @ Niebyl Proctor
The New Path to Mumia’s Freedom @ Niebyl Proctor
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library The New Path to Mumia’s Freedom A precedent-setting ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court provides the basis for a new legal action filed by Mumia Abu-Jamal, providing a path for the courts to overturn Mumia’s conviction and win his freedom. But we we can never forget the continuing importance of mass action to support Mumia’s legal case. Gerald Smith will discuss Mumia’s case to date, Mary McIlroy will discuss the latest in the effort to free Leonard Peltier, and Ricardo Ortiz will bring us … Continued
11:00 am Legal Observer Training – National Lawyers Guild @ Omni Commons
Legal Observer Training – National Lawyers Guild @ Omni Commons
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Legal Observer Training - National Lawyers Guild @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Legal Observers work to insure that protesters’ right to express their political views are not violated by law enforcement. They do not participate in protests or actions, instead documenting law enforcements’ interactions with protesters. We need LOs now more than ever. Get trained by civil rights attorney EmilyRose Johns, connect with other organizers and legal observers, and learn how you can put your legal knowledge to work to protect freedom of assembly and expression. This training is FREE, but please register via EventBrite so that we can track how many … Continued
12:15 pm The Capitalist Climate: Organizing Against Climate Catastrophe @ City College Mission Campus, Lucy Parsons Room
The Capitalist Climate: Organizing Against Climate Catastrophe @ City College Mission Campus, Lucy Parsons Room
Dec 4 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
This talk will discuss lessons from a grassroots working-class climate organizing effort, and how patriarchy and racism intersect with capitalism to perpetuate the climate crisis. Lara and Paul Messersmith-Glavin, the presenters, are members of the Institute for Anarchist Studies collective, editors of the IAS’s annual and on-line journal Perspectives on Anarchist Theory and organizers with the Hella 503 Collective in Portland, Oregon. This talk is part of the Howard Zinn Book Fair 62065
2:00 pm Building the Resistance – Next Steps. @ UC Berkeley, Barrows Hall Room 20
Building the Resistance – Next Steps. @ UC Berkeley, Barrows Hall Room 20
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Now is the time to get organized. Join Socialist Alternative in Berkeley for a public meeting discussing how we can build the resistance against Trump. Trump’s white nationalist rhetoric has already led to a rise in attacks on Muslims, immigrants, women and LGBTQ people. We need to fight against discrimination in all its forms and defend each other. This has begun with mass protests in the streets. But Trump is also dangerous because he is a billionaire looking to deregulate financial institutions and line the pockets of rich shareholders. Come … Continued
2:00 pm Post Salon: Public Banking, New Superintendant @ Geoffrey’s Inner Circle
Post Salon: Public Banking, New Superintendant @ Geoffrey’s Inner Circle
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The next Post Salon will discuss two important question: What would a Public Bank mean for Oakland, and how should Oakland go about picking a new schools’ superintendent? A Public Bank operates in the public interest, rather than operating to generate short-term profits for shareholders. North Dakota has a public bank. Santa Fe, Santa Rosa, and other communities are looking at creating them. Speakers will look at: What is a Public bank? Why does it matter? Can we get one in Oakland? Second, the city’s superintendent is leaving in February, … Continued
3:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
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.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
7:00 pm Indigenous peoples’ struggles for autonomy and rights in Chiapas @ Omni Commons
Indigenous peoples’ struggles for autonomy and rights in Chiapas @ Omni Commons
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Luisella Preciado -From the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center, Chiapas Luisella Preciado is a human rights defender and attorney with the FrayBa Human Rights Center in Chiapas, Mexico. There, Ms. Precido accompanies indigenous peoples fighting for their rights as autonomous, self-determining communities. She will speak on on-going Indigenous peoples’ struggles for autonomy and rights in Chiapas and other parts of Mexico. In Spanish with English interpretation. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/361188807568719/ 62098
6:30 am APPARENTLY CANCELLED: SEIU Local 1000 – 1 Day Strike @ State Building
APPARENTLY CANCELLED: SEIU Local 1000 – 1 Day Strike @ State Building
Dec 5 @ 6:30 am – 5:00 pm
Apparently cancelled. C.f. http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article118694613.html SEIU LOCAL 1000, California State employees are conducting a 1 day strike on December 5, 2016. Grab a picket sign and march @ 1515 Clay Street (State bldg) Oakland or 111 Grand Ave (Caltrans).62075
6:00 pm Occupy Forum: Free Mumia! @ Global Exchange, 2nd Floor
Occupy Forum: Free Mumia! @ Global Exchange, 2nd Floor
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free Mumia Abu Jamal — with Gerald Smith A precedent-setting ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court provides the basis for a new legal action filed by Mumia Abu-Jamal, providing a path for the courts to overturn Mumia’s conviction and win his freedom. But we we can never forget the continuing importance of mass action to support Mumia’s legal case. Gerald Smith will discuss Mumia’s case to date62108
8:00 pm Candlelight Vigil for Warehouse Fire Victims @ Lake Merritt Pergola
Candlelight Vigil for Warehouse Fire Victims @ Lake Merritt Pergola
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Candlelight vigil for #OaklandFire on Mon, 12/5, 8-10pm at the Lake Merritt Pergola – 599 El Embarcadero.— mary mad (@marymad) December 4, 2016 62100
6:30 pm Spokescouncil Meetings for MLK Week of Action! @ GPW
Spokescouncil Meetings for MLK Week of Action! @ GPW
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This year, Oakland’s Anti Police-Terror Project is calling on our Bay Area community to up the resistance level, as we reclaim the radical legacy of Martin Luther King and resist the fascist Trump agenda. This year the Reclaiming King’s Radical Legacy March on Monday (1/16) will launch 120 hours of direct action, culminating on #HellNawGuration Day (1/20). This year we are focused on immigrant rights, protection of our Muslim brothers and sisters, womens reproductive rights, loving our LGBTQ sisters, brothers and siblings, and the defense of Black life. As is … Continued
9:45 am One Last Push in 2016 for Refinery Emissions Cap @ Bay Area Air Quality Management Offices
One Last Push in 2016 for Refinery Emissions Cap @ Bay Area Air Quality Management Offices
Dec 7 @ 9:45 am – 12:45 pm
One Last Push in 2016 for Refinery Emissions Cap @ Bay Area Air Quality Management Offices | San Francisco | California | United States
Emission caps on pollution from oil refineries—greenhouse gases, toxic gases (NOx and SOx), and dangerous particulate matter are crucial not only for protecting our health and safety and the planet, but for preventing the Bay Area from becoming a major outlet for tar sands crude oil.  Refining tar sands crude produces much higher levels of both health-harming air pollution and greenhouse gases.  With a cap on refinery emissions in place, a tsunami of tar sands into Bay Area refineries could be effectively prevented. The Refinery Emissions Cap (Rule 12-16) is so … Continued
7:00 pm Support for Oakland’s DIY Spaces @ Omni Commons
Support for Oakland’s DIY Spaces @ Omni Commons
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In the wake of the tragic fire at Ghostship, this is an open assembly and call for help in order to begin to collectively brainstorm, interconnect and pool resources around what we as a community of artists and organizers can do to aid our DIY spaces right now in the Bay Area — primarily with respect to improving core fire safety and building safety. Together, we may also better withstand and mutually support one another during what may well be a forthcoming crackdown on such critical places of cultural and … Continued
10:30 am Support the CA Values Act – No California Participation in Deportations! @ State Building
Support the CA Values Act – No California Participation in Deportations! @ State Building
Dec 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us tomorrow in Oakland for a rally and press conference in support of the CA Values Act, an omnibus state bill that would prohibit local law enforcement, school police, and other state agencies from getting in the business of deportations. The CA Values Act will: • Keep California law enforcement out of painful deportations. • Make sure California plays no part in creating any kind of national registry to profile Muslims or other groups at risk of discrimination. • Bolster confidentiality practices at state agencies so immigrants can continue … Continued
7:00 pm Screening of: The Brainwashing of My Dad @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Screening of: The Brainwashing of My Dad @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Through interviews with media luminaries, cognitive linguists, grassroots activist groups such as: Noam Chomsky, Steve Rendall, Jeff Cohen, Eric Boehlert, George Lakoff, STOP RUSH, Hear Yourself Think, Claire Conner, and others, Jen Senko’s “Brainwashing” unravels the plan to shift the country to the right over the last 30 years, largely through media manipulation. The result has led to fewer voices, less diversity of opinion, massive intentional misinformation, and greater division of our country. For more info:http://www.thebrainwashingofmydad.com/trailer Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee as part of our Conscientious Projector series. … Continued
8:00 pm Discussion with Alan Haber (founder of SDS and Long Haul) @ Long Haul
Discussion with Alan Haber (founder of SDS and Long Haul) @ Long Haul
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Discussion with Alan Haber (founder of SDS and Long Haul) @ Long Haul | Berkeley | California | United States
Join Alan Haber for a free-form discussion about the state of the movement for justice — where we’ve been and where we’re going. Alan founded Long Haul in 1979 and is returning to the “scene of the crime.” In 1960 he founded Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Topics may include –history of the long haul –some comments on SDS –Alan’s decades of work regarding the Israeli/Palestinian conflict –Modern organization Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) For more event information: http://www.thelonghaul.org62090
4:00 pm Free Mumia Abu-Jamal National Day of Action @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal National Day of Action @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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7:00 pm EcoViva’s 20th Anniversary Celebration (w/ Rebecca Solnit & Avi Lewis) Fundraiser @ La Pena
EcoViva’s 20th Anniversary Celebration (w/ Rebecca Solnit & Avi Lewis) Fundraiser @ La Pena
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hear messages of hope from two powerful guest speakers at EcoViva’s anniversary event: author-activist Rebecca Solnit and filmmaker Avi Lewis. Learn about the resilient communities in Central America combatting climate change through grassroots organizing. Lewis will screen his short film “Keepers of the Future” about the social movement our partners have built in El Salvador, and Solnit will speak about organizing in the face of global challenges. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with both speakers at the event. Come enjoy delicious Salvadoran food, drinks at the … Continued
8:00 pm #NODAPL Standing Rock Benefit @ Omni Commons
#NODAPL Standing Rock Benefit @ Omni Commons
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
#NODAPL Standing Rock Benefit. Omni Oakland Commons. Dec. 9th at 8pm. The Wyatt Act. Taller Bombalele. Banda Sin Nombre. @MissionDelirium pic.twitter.com/6b55goAaFT— GuinevereQ (@GuinevereQ) November 29, 2016 62078
10:00 am Democratic Socialists of America East Bay Orientation
Democratic Socialists of America East Bay Orientation
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
DSA, the Democratic Socialists of America, has seen a massive influx of new members in the few weeks since the election. Here in the East Bay and across the country thousands of people have committed to building a left alternative that demands material improvements in our lives. DSA is dedicated to fighting for single-payer healthcare, tuition-free college, a living wage for all workers, and an end to white supremacy. We are coming together to oppose the emboldened right wing, protect our targeted brothers and sisters, and build a future that … Continued
10:00 am East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest @ David Brower Center
East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest @ David Brower Center
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
2016 Vendors Akratic Behavior || http://akraticbehavior.tumblr.com Art Activist Nia || http://artactivistnia.com Asswipe || http://asswipemagazine.storenvy.com Awkward Ladies Club || http://awkwardladiesclub.com/ Bagger sampler 4 || http://bagger43.com Bay Area Trans Writers Workshop || http://www.facebook.com/groups/batww/ Bibliophiliac Zines || http://bibliophiliac.bigcartel.com Breenache || http://breenache.tumblr.com/ Bubblesort Zines || http://bubblesort.io/ Cake and Comix || http://www.cakeandcomix.tumblr.com Chicken Milkshake Zines || http://chickenmilkshakezines.tumblr.com Coin-Op || http://coinopbooks.com comics by Nomi Kane and Kat Efird || http://www.brewforbreakfast.com Cool Dog || http://miquelacomics.tumblr.com Courtenberry Comics || http://courtenberrycomics.tumblr.com/ Damian Le || http://calamityhorror.tumblr.com David Polka || http://davidpolka.com Deth P. Sun || http://www.dethpsun.com DisCantBeLife Press (DCBL Press) || … Continued
12:00 pm Mass Organizing Meeting for Jan. 20 SF Protest on Day of Trump’s Inauguration
Mass Organizing Meeting for Jan. 20 SF Protest on Day of Trump’s Inauguration
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Volunteer and help build the fightback movement against Trump! Join us for a mass organizing meeting to build for the Jan. 20 protest on the day of Trump’s inauguration. You can also join an outreach session Tuesdays between 5:30 and 7:30pm or contact us and let us know when you are available. No experience is necessary! We need help making phone calls, putting up posters, handing out flyers, painting banners and making signs. Come by any time to pick up flyers and posters or to help out. Only an organized … Continued
1:00 pm Oakland Justice Coalition @ Siegel & Yee, 3rd floor
Oakland Justice Coalition @ Siegel & Yee, 3rd floor
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join the Oakland Justice Coalition for our final meeting of 2016. Topics include: National and Local Elections What’s Next for OJC? MLK Week Actions 2018 Elections Hope to see you there! Bring a friend. 62089
2:00 pm This Is Not Normal – A March Against Trump @ Chelsea Manning Plaza
This Is Not Normal – A March Against Trump @ Chelsea Manning Plaza
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
This Is Not Normal - A March Against Trump @ Chelsea Manning Plaza | San Francisco | California | United States
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