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Wear Orange on October 30th. @ Everywhere
Wear Orange on October 30th. @ Everywhere
Oct 30 – Oct 31 all-day
On October 30 people across the country will be wearing orange – as a powerful visible symbol of opposition to mass incarceration. On campuses, in the streets, in high schools, at work, on public transportation – everywhere you go that day, wear orange. Gather in public spots in your city town or campus with groups of people in orange, challenging others to join you and be part of the crew. We will be wearing Orange because it is the color prisoners are forced to wear – from the torture chambers … Continued
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7:00 am Living the New Economy Convergence @ Thursday and Friday will be at the California Endowment Conference Center (1111 Broadway, Oakland). Saturday and Sunday will be at Impact HUB Oakland (2323 Broadway, Oakland)
Living the New Economy Convergence @ Thursday and Friday will be at the California Endowment Conference Center (1111 Broadway, Oakland). Saturday and Sunday will be at Impact HUB Oakland (2323 Broadway, Oakland)
Oct 26 @ 7:00 am – Oct 27 @ 12:00 am
More than a conference LNE Oakland is designed to be different from any event you’ve attended before. Drawing inspiration from hackathons, conferences, networking events, festivals, and jams, the result is a unique event that has components of each. More than a conference, this is a convergence. We have an exciting lineup of speakers, but you’ll do more than listen to talks. You’ll meet and collaborate with other participants and launch project ideas. You’ll learn about New Economy initiatives here in the Bay Area, and draw connections between them while connecting … Continued
10:00 pm Block The Boat! @ Meet at West Oakland BART
Block The Boat! @ Meet at West Oakland BART
Oct 26 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 3:00 am
Block The Boat! @ Meet at West Oakland BART  | Oakland | California | United States
UPDATE 10/25/14 10:00 PM. Press release:   All Out for Palestine on Sunday! Our community power is disrupting Israeli business as usual. Our strength is challenging US-Israeli repression The Israeli Zim ship is on the run, but we are closely tracking the ship. And based on our calculations, the Zim Beijing cannot make it this weekend,  but it could change course and arrive this week. Let’s show Zim what they can expect if they try to come back. Let’s show the world that the Bay Area says no to Zionism.  … Continued
2:30 pm The Trial to Save CCSF, and Demonstration. @ .California State Superior Court
The Trial to Save CCSF, and Demonstration. @ .California State Superior Court
Oct 27 @ 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
DEMONSTRATE ON MORNING OF TRIAL THE STAKES? OPEN ACCESS FOR ALL vs SUCCESS FOR A FEW! Join us At the long awaited trial in the lawsuit of SF City Atty Dennis Herrera vs the ACCJC. Join us On the street to demonstrate against the ACCJC and its corporate allies who are trying to downsize and change the mission of California Community Colleges. Join us In the courtroom to let Judge Curtis Karnow know that San Francisco supports CCSF! Please sign up for shifts at AFT 2121 website:  www.aft2121.org/justice Demonstration on Monday, Oct 27th, … Continued
1:00 am Occupy Forum: ADDRESSING THE HOUSING CRISIS HEAD-ON @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Occupy Forum: ADDRESSING THE HOUSING CRISIS HEAD-ON @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Oct 28 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
  Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Occupy Forum presents ADDRESSING THE HOUSING CRISIS HEAD-ON: Prop G and CARES Campaigns Attack Roots of San Francisco’s Housing Woes Most of us have heard the grim statistics: Ellis Act evictions up 170% in the last three years; 10,000 San Francisco tenants have been displaced by the Ellis Act since 1997, and most of us know many people who’ve been evicted, often long time … Continued
2:00 am Opposing the Militarization of Police. What’s Next? How Do We Proceed? @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Opposing the Militarization of Police. What’s Next? How Do We Proceed? @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Oct 28 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
We are holding a followup to “Inside Urban Shield” based on the ideas that were thrown out and briefly discussed at that Community Forum.  Please come to get involved: organizing and acting to most effectively influence things locally, nationally and at the state level. Just a few of the many ideas that were proposed: Opposing the acquisition of the San Leandro tank with a demonstration. Attending Bay Area UASI meetings. Pushing for privacy legislation in Oakland. Cutting off funding to police organizations that violate human rights. Opposing California’s Peace Officers’ Bill … Continued
6:00 pm Press Conference: Suing Santa Rita. @ Board of Supervisors Chamber, 5th floor, just outside
Press Conference: Suing Santa Rita. @ Board of Supervisors Chamber, 5th floor, just outside
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
On Oct, 27, 2014, Anne Weills , noted civil rights activists, long time lawyer and resident of Oakland, and 3 other civil rights activists, Tova Fry, Alyssa Eisenberg and Mollie Costello filed a class action lawsuit against Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern, alleging that Sheriff Ahern deprived plaintiff and other women who were incarcerated in Santa Rita jail “with the minimal civilized measure of life’s necessities, and have violated their basic human dignity and their right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments … Continued
2:00 am STOP MILITARIZATION OF BERKELEY POLICE @ Old Berkeley City Hall
STOP MILITARIZATION OF BERKELEY POLICE @ Old Berkeley City Hall
Oct 29 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Speak out at Berkeley City Council  against renewal of Police Department Agreements with Homeland Security/FBI programs! The first Action Calendar item on the agenda is a Public Hearing on renewing the Berkeley Police Department’s (BPD) agreement with Federal, local and State law enforcement agencies. To stop militarization of police departments we must demand that City Councils not renew the agreement with the Homeland Security program, Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI), which gives grants to local police departments for military equipment, such as tasers, drones, tanks and more. Stopping UASI at … Continued
2:00 am The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It @ Revolution Books (at Telegraph, under parking structure)
The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It @ Revolution Books (at Telegraph, under parking structure)
Oct 30 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am
Bestselling author, trial attorney, and NBC News analyst Lisa Bloom reads from and discusses her new book, “Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It” What went wrong behind the scenes in the Trayvon Martin case? Why does America endure so many tragic shootings like this one? These are the questions at the heart of Suspicion Nation. Bestselling author, trial attorney, and NBC News analyst Lisa Bloom covered the murder trial and was appalled by what she witnessed. Bloom now exposes … Continued
7:30 pm Music and Protest: Panel & Discussion @ Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Music and Protest: Panel & Discussion @ Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Music and Protest:  Music has always played a key role in protest movements. As part of the campus’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, the On the Same Page program has organized this panel, along with a concert (co-sponsored by Cal Performances) the same evening. Panelist/Discussants: Waldo Martin, Professor, UC Berkeley History Department; Kim Nalley, Jazz and Blues Vocalist; Ph.D. Candidate, UC Berkeley History Department; Mavis Staples, Singer; Chris Strachwitz, Founder and President, Arhoolie Records Moderator: Mark Peterson, Professor, UC Berkeley History Department Sponsor: College of … Continued
8:30 pm Where Can We Pee? Houseless, Disabled Black and Brown Elders and Community Lose their Porta Pottie to Pressures from New Residents and Gentrification @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater, Oakland City Hall
Where Can We Pee? Houseless, Disabled Black and Brown Elders and Community Lose their Porta Pottie to Pressures from New Residents and Gentrification @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater, Oakland City Hall
Oct 30 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Facebook & RSVP “We were just trying to provide a dignified, safe and clean place for homeless people to use the restroom,” said Frances Moore, lifelong resident of North Oakland and founder of Auntie Frances’ Self-help Hunger Program. On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, after months of harassment by newer residents in the North Oakland community of “Driver Plaza” where the Self-Help Hunger Program feeds poor and houseless elders and families of color every week, Oakland officials succumbed to pressure by newer residents and instructed the Porta Pottie company to remove … Continued
1:00 am Jack London’s The Iron Heel: a benefit performance for the RPA & Sunflower Alliance @ Berkeley City Club
Jack London’s The Iron Heel: a benefit performance for the RPA & Sunflower Alliance @ Berkeley City Club
Nov 1 @ 1:00 am – 3:00 am
Jack London's The Iron Heel: a benefit performance for the RPA & Sunflower Alliance @ Berkeley City Club | Berkeley | California | United States
Jack London’s The Iron Heel: a benefit performance A Readers Theater, Puppetry and Music adaptation of the visionary dystopian science fiction tale of anti-capitalist rebellion & rise of authoritarianism. This performance is a benefit for the Richmond Progressive Alliance & the Sunflower Alliance in their fight for the climate, health and safety of Bay Area communities threatened by big oil and for building a just, sustainable economy. Featuring Jack London’s great granddaughter Tarnel Abbott & great-great grandson, Devin O’Keefe. Live Saxophone musical score by master musician Andrés Soto. Introduction by Jonah Raskin, editor of The Radical … Continued
5:30 pm Rally to Save the Berkeley Post Office. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps.
Rally to Save the Berkeley Post Office. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps.
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – Nov 2 @ 4:30 am
Rally to Save the Berkeley Post Office. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps. | Berkeley | California | United States
The Downtown Berkeley Post Office could be sold at any time now! Come rally to show support and plan the resistance! A detailed explanation of why it is now in imminent danger of being sold.   MOBILIZATION!       HELP STOP THE SALE! Sat. Nov. 1, 2014 2000 Allston Way on the steps of the   Berkeley Post Office     It’s now in contract TO BE STOLEN! The fate of the downtown Berkeley Post Office has reached a crisis point. The transfer of the building to private ownership may be only … Continued
8:00 pm Climate Leadership Summit @ 518 Valencia
Climate Leadership Summit @ 518 Valencia
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 2 @ 7:00 am
Today, there is unprecedented momentum in the effort to stop fossil fuels and win climate justice. However, with most of our attention focused on fighting short-term battles, we often forget to ask the question:What would the world look like if we won? Change the Course, a new program from Rainforest Action Network, is an invitation to dig deep and think hard about what it would actually take to stabilize the climate and create a just transition to a post-carbon future. We are launching a series of climate-focused workshops and visioning … Continued
8:00 pm Jam the Sale of the Berkeley Post Office @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Jam the Sale of the Berkeley Post Office @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 2 @ 5:00 am
Jam the Sale of the Berkeley Post Office Nothing’s better for sustaining persistent resistance like persistent music Why: To create a physical boundary of bodies and voices blocking the transfer of ownership of our public post office The fate of the Downtown Berkeley Post Office has reached a crisis point.� The transfer of that building to private ownership may be only days away.  For this reason, the Berkeley Post Office Defenders call for mobilization of all those who appreciate the danger of privatization.  It is time to establish and support … Continued
10:00 pm March in Solidarity with Kobanê and the Rojava Revolution @ Oscar Grant Plaza
March in Solidarity with Kobanê and the Rojava Revolution @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 1 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
March in Solidarity with Kobanê and the Rojava Revolution  @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
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