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5:00 pm Urban Shield Protest Organizing. @ 3rd Floor Conference room
Urban Shield Protest Organizing. @ 3rd Floor Conference room
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
STOP URBAN SHIELD IN OAKLAND!     September 4-8, 2014, in Oakland, California, Urban Shield — a trade show and training exercise for SWAT teams and police agencies — will bring local, national and international law enforcement agencies together with defense industry contractors to provide training and introduce new weapons to police and security companies. Take a stand against the militarization of our community. Decrease violence in our communities by ending the militarization of the police. From schools, the border, prisons, to the streets, our communities have become sites of repression and violence … Continued
12:00 am The Fight for Fifteen: Minimum Wage Increase Organizing Status, Strategy and Tactics @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
The Fight for Fifteen: Minimum Wage Increase Organizing Status, Strategy and Tactics @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Aug 11 @ 12:00 am – 1:30 am
Green Sunday sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County: Join us for a lively discussion about differing views on how we can best achieve a liveable minimum wage, both in the East Bay, and beyond. Steve Gilbert is an active retired member of SEIU 1021. He worked with his union in developing the Millionaire’s Tax 2010 – 2012 and then on the Oakland minimum wage initiative that became the Lift Up Oakland Initiative ($12.25/hour and sick leave). He also was active with his union in organizing strikes at the Port … Continued
1:30 am Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Aug 12 @ 1:30 am – 2:30 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office | Berkeley | California | United States
The Postal Service has put the Berkeley Post Office up for sale!! The Postal Service has started to outsource Post Office services to Staples, replacing union jobs with low-paying, low benefit work. And we’re fighting against both! Come help us plan our next steps. On July 29th, at our invite, Ralph Nader spoke on the steps of the Berkeley Post Office against privatization and corporatism. Watch and listen to his talk here. We’ve began the “Don’t Shop at Staples” campaign with some awesome… what else? … postcards to send to Staples … Continued
2:00 am Planning West Coast People’s Climate Rally @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Planning West Coast People’s Climate Rally @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Aug 13 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Planning meeting. Everyone welcome!  Please forward widely! Join us on Tuesday, August 12, 7 pm, Niebly Proctor Library 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, to plan the… WEST COAST PEOPLE’S CLIMATE RALLY in solidarity with the historic September 21 NYC event called by 350.org and hundreds of local and national environmental, trade union and social justice organizations across the country. All Out for Sun., September 21, 12 Noon – 5 pm Oakland’s Lake Merritt Park Amphitheater The Amphitheater is at the end of Lake Merritt near 12th Street &, Lake Merritt Blvd, … Continued
2:00 am Historic Film on Palestine Liberation Struggle “We Are the Palestinian People” @ Near 24th St. Bart
Historic Film on Palestine Liberation Struggle “We Are the Palestinian People” @ Near 24th St. Bart
Aug 14 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
With discussion led by Richard Becker, author of “Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire.” Made in 1973, this film includes an excellent chronology of the events leading to the establishment of the state of Israel by the Zionist forces utilizing rare historical footage. It explains the role of Britain and the U.S. in establishing and supporting the Israeli state, and documents the long history of resistance by the indigenous Palestinian people to colonial settlement and expulsion. Beginning with the rise of political Zionism, the film goes on to describe the … Continued
5:00 pm Solidarity Brunch: Mutual Aid. Let’s Help Marsha and Her Kids Find a House, Make a Home. @ The Omni (ring buzzer)
Solidarity Brunch: Mutual Aid. Let’s Help Marsha and Her Kids Find a House, Make a Home. @ The Omni (ring buzzer)
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Solidarity Brunch: Mutual Aid. Let's Help Marsha and Her Kids Find a House, Make a Home. @ The Omni (ring buzzer) | Oakland | California | United States
  For more info & to RSVP: http://bit.ly/Home4Marsha #Home4Marsha!!!56550
6:00 pm City of Oakland Privacy Committee Meeting @ Oakland City Hall Council Chambers
City of Oakland Privacy Committee Meeting @ Oakland City Hall Council Chambers
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
City of Oakland Privacy Committee Meeting @ Oakland City Hall Council Chambers | Oakland | California | United States
Meeting of the City of Oakland’s “Privacy and Data Retention Ad Hoc Advisory Committee” – open to the public. When: 2nd & 4th Thursdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm   Where: Council Chambers Oakland City Hall 14th & Broadway   Read the announcement from the City of Oakland City Administrator’s Weekly Report (April 25, 2014): This committee was created by City Council action during the discussions earlier in the year about the Port Domain Awareness Center (DAC). The goal of the DAC is to improve readiness to prevent, respond to and recover from major emergencies … Continued
11:00 pm National Moment of Silence in San Francisco @ Civic Center Plaza
National Moment of Silence in San Francisco @ Civic Center Plaza
Aug 14 @ 11:00 pm – Aug 15 @ 12:00 am
*To identify each other and show solidarity, wear a red ribbon/cloth/bandana on your right arm at the vigils.* On Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 4pm people around the country will gather in small vigils to protest and observe a moment of silence @ 4:00pm to show solidarity against recent police brutality (Mike Brown, John Crawford, Eric Garner). Participating cities include NYC, Chicago, Philadelphia, DC, and more. Join us in San Francisco, CA at Civic Center Plaza. If you can, bring posters with the names of people who’ve been killed by … Continued
11:00 pm National Moment of Silence: Eric Garner, Mike Brown, et al. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
National Moment of Silence: Eric Garner, Mike Brown, et al. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 14 @ 11:00 pm – Aug 15 @ 12:00 am
People around the country will gather in small vigils to show solidarity against recent police brutality and observe a moment of silence @ 4:20pm for the victims (Eric Garner, Mike Brown, John Crawford, and others). Participating cities include NYC, Chicago, Philadelphia, DC, and more. Join us in Oakland, CA. If you can, bring posters with the names of the fatal victims of police shootings and brutality. No bullhorns or violent messages. Feel free to bring candles for the vigil. This is a peaceful event in memory of the victims. Please … Continued
2:00 am Keep Berkeley Taser Free! @ Grassroots House
Keep Berkeley Taser Free! @ Grassroots House
Aug 15 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Yes, its time for another Taser meeting! Come and get some literature and STICKERS! to distribute. We have a lot so please help us spread the word! We have a kick-ass line up for the September forum and now we need a flyer and publicity to make sure that the place is packed! We can also strategize about other ways to make the debate happen. I also encourage people to check out TruthNotTasers.blogspot.org They claim that the number of taser related deaths is closer to 800. See what you think. … Continued
2:00 am Screening of: The Day after Trinity: Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
Screening of: The Day after Trinity: Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
Aug 15 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 am
Conscientious Projector’s Film Series for the 99% presents The Day after Trinity: Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb. “I have become Death” declared nuclear scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer upon first witnessing the terrible power of the Atomic Bomb. This Oscar -nominated film for best documentary uses newsreel footage and recently declassified government film to trace the Manhattan project under Oppenheimer’s guidance. The New Mexico A-Bomb tests are shown as well as the aftermath of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. The final part traces Oppenheimer’s journey as the “Father of the A-Bomb” … Continued
1:00 am Oakland California, to Ferguson, Missouri
Oakland California, to Ferguson, Missouri
Aug 16 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am
Oakland California, to Ferguson, Missouri FUCK THE POLICE MARCH 8/15/2014 Meet @ 14 and Broadway in Oakland 6:00pm Bring Marshmallows 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by police and they left him for dead in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. To the good people of Ferguson, take heart – and take your streets. You are not alone, we will take the streets here in Oakland. The time has come for more than simple justice for these atrocities. The time has come to draw a line in the sand and say “no … Continued
10:00 pm ALERT!!! TIME CHANGE!!! STOP ISRAEL @ THE PORT @ Meet at West Oakland BART, or Berth 57 (see text)
ALERT!!! TIME CHANGE!!! STOP ISRAEL @ THE PORT @ Meet at West Oakland BART, or Berth 57 (see text)
Aug 16 @ 10:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ALERT! ALERT! TIME CHANGE TO 3:00 PM. (ORIGINALLY 5:00 AM) Stop Israel at the Port! Zionism isn’t welcome in our town! Block the Israeli Zim Ship at the Port of Oakland Saturday, August 16th 3:00 PM – meet at West Oakland Bart and march to Berth 57 STOP THE SIEGE ON GAZA!  END THE COLONIAL OCCUPATION OF PALESTINE!  RIGHT OF RETURN FOR ALL PALESTINIAN REFUGEES!  FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!  BOYCOTT, DIVEST, SANCTION! [Facebook Page]   Facebook Web site56366
11:00 pm Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Ideas Into Action. @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater, jsut outside City Hall
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Ideas Into Action. @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater, jsut outside City Hall
Aug 16 @ 11:00 pm – Aug 17 @ 1:30 am
Strike Debt Bay Area’s next meeting will begin at 4:00 pm (an hour later than previously) and run until 6 or 6:30. Come and help us draw awareness to and fight unjust debt!   This is a great opportunity to get updates on SDBA’s many projects:   organizing for public banking in Oakland securing funding from the City of Vallejo for nonprofit check cashing and public finance study initiatives through the participatory budgeting process saving the Berkeley Post Office and stopping the Staples non-union takeover of good Post Office jobs working with … Continued