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Hunger Strike Against Police Terror. @ Mission Police Station
Hunger Strike Against Police Terror. @ Mission Police Station
Apr 22 all-day
Update 4/29 (via email) : This morning when the #Frisco5 were asked how they were feeling they replied: “ Let the press know that we are tired and bodies are getting weaker and that yesterday took a lot out of the five strikers – thousands of people stopping by to share their love to two dozen press outlets. They will be resting for much part of the day to conserve energy and sustain the through this journey that may continue for many more days.” They are on day nine of … Continued
Hunger Strike Against Police Terror. @ Mission Police Station
Hunger Strike Against Police Terror. @ Mission Police Station
Apr 23 all-day
Update 4/29 (via email) : This morning when the #Frisco5 were asked how they were feeling they replied: “ Let the press know that we are tired and bodies are getting weaker and that yesterday took a lot out of the five strikers – thousands of people stopping by to share their love to two dozen press outlets. They will be resting for much part of the day to conserve energy and sustain the through this journey that may continue for many more days.” They are on day nine of … Continued
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12:00 pm Post Salon Housing Committee @ Geoffrey's Inner Circle
Post Salon Housing Committee @ Geoffrey's Inner Circle
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  Agenda: 1 Recap/debrief/analysis of the April 5th City Council decision: Moratorium 2.  Actionable next steps during 90 days a Review of 12 points b.  What efforts are underway now? c.  What needs to happen? d  How do we support each other? 3.  Immediate housing issues on the table a Impact Fees b. Renters’ Upgrade ballot initiative, now called the “Protect Oakland Renters” Initiative c  Others? 4 Next steps60829
2:00 pm Planting Justice Fundraiser Kickoff Party
Planting Justice Fundraiser Kickoff Party
Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
On Sunday, April 17th, Planting Justice will launch our crowdfunding campaign to raise $150,000 to buy 2 acres of vacant land in deep East Oakland, where we will build an urban food production hub that create access to living-wage jobs and nutritious, affordable food for the Sobrante Park neighborhood. Join us for our Kickoff Party!  $20 donation requested  Join us for live music, beloved community, and of course, great food for a great cause! This is the perfect opportunity to get your friends on board with what Planting Justice is … Continued
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Apr 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
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 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.  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 four years! Our General Assembly is a … Continued
5:00 pm Peace and Freedom Party Presidential Candidates Forum @ East Side Arts Alliance
Peace and Freedom Party Presidential Candidates Forum @ East Side Arts Alliance
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Presidential Candidates Forum hosted by the Alameda County chapter of the Peace and Freedom Party. Confirmed speakers: Gloria La Riva (Party for Socialism and Liberation) http://www.votepsl.org/ Monica Moorehead (Workers World Party) https://www.facebook.com/mooreheadlilly2016/ and http://www.workers.org/wwp/ Lynn Kahn http://www.vote4lynn2016.com/ Jill Stein* (Green Party) or her representative http://www.jill2016.com/ John Parker (Workers World Party), Peace and Freedom Party candidate for U.S. Senate https://www.facebook.com/parkerforsenate/ —– *The Secretary of State has refused to place Jill Stein on our primary ballot60745
6:30 pm Community Democracy Project Meeting @ Omni Commons Basement
Community Democracy Project Meeting @ Omni Commons Basement
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Community Democracy Project is your connection to direct democracy in Oakland! Convened out of Occupy Oakland in Fall 2011, we’re gathering steam on a campaign to bring the people back in touch with the city’s resources through participatory budgeting. Picture this: Across Oakland, Neighborhood Assemblies are regularly held in every community. People come together to tackle the important issues of their neighborhoods and of the city. At these assemblies, people don’t just have discussions–they learn from one another, from city staff, and they make fundamental decisions about how the … Continued
7:00 pm Liberated Lens Weekly Meetup @ Omni Commons
Liberated Lens Weekly Meetup @ Omni Commons
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Liberated Lens is a digital filmmaking collective dedicated to social change, based in Oakland, California. We share resources, skills and knowledge to help each other tell stories that might otherwise remain untold. We make films in a spirit of collaboration and solidarity, share a lending library of film equipment for creative projects, and organize free, at cost or donation-based workshops. Join us for our weekly meeting and a workshop! We usually meet in our editing suite (2nd floor in the ballroom, to the left of the stage) and then work … Continued
7:30 pm Amy Goodman: 20 Years Covering the Movements Changing America @ First Congregational Church
Amy Goodman: 20 Years Covering the Movements Changing America @ First Congregational Church
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Amy Goodman: 20 Years Covering the Movements Changing America @ First Congregational Church | Berkeley | California | United States
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12:00 pm Berkeley Fight for $15 Victory Celebration! @ Berkeley City Hall Steps
Berkeley Fight for $15 Victory Celebration! @ Berkeley City Hall Steps
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Celebrate a Step towards Economic Justice Winning this in Berkeley strengthens the fight of working families throughout the bay. Join Berkeley for Working Families as they turn in 150% of the required signatures to put an initiative on the November Berkeley ballot that will: – Raise Berkeley’s minimum wage to $15 by October 2017 – Raise it further each year by 3% + inflation till it gets in sync with Berkeley’s official “Living Wage” – currently $16.37 – Bring sick leave up to the standards set by Oakland, Emeryville and … Continued
6:00 pm New Film Screening: Dear President Obama @ Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium Rm 310, Main Level
New Film Screening: Dear President Obama @ Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium Rm 310, Main Level
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
“Dear President Obama,” narrated by actor and activist Mark Ruffalo, is a new film that reveals the true costs of Obama’s energy policy.  Since 2008 under Obama’s watch, the drilling and fracking industries have boomed.  As a result, today more than 20 million people live within a mile of an oil or gas well.  Pro-drillers argued that this new “black gold” rush would create energy independence for the United States.  Meanwhile, development of new renewable energy sources has stalled, and new threats are being posted to our water, environment and … Continued
7:00 pm Berkeley Copwatch Meeting @ Grassroots House
Berkeley Copwatch Meeting @ Grassroots House
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Berkeley Copwatch meets weekly. Also check out their “mass copwatching” events.60766
7:00 pm Occupy Forum Field Trip: Palestinian graphic novelist Leila Abdelrazaq @ Timken Hall
Occupy Forum Field Trip: Palestinian graphic novelist Leila Abdelrazaq @ Timken Hall
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
​OccupyForum F I E L D T R I P OccupyForum is going on a field trip. Palestinian graphic novelist Leila Abdelrazaq will be presenting her work, and discussion about the intersection of art and activism. ​Baddawi, her new graphic novel published by Just World Books, depicts the stories of her father who was raised in the Baddawi refugee camp in northern Lebanon. “A lot of people don’t know much about Palestine or haven’t met a Palestinian,” Abdelrazaq said. “I hope this teaches people a bit, not just about the … Continued
6:00 pm Hold the Line Against Coal in Oakland @ Oakland City Hall
Hold the Line Against Coal in Oakland @ Oakland City Hall
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Hold the Line Against Coal in Oakland @ Oakland City Hall | Oakland | California | United States
THIS ITEM SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE CITY COUNCIL’S AGENDA. Come to the April 19 meeting of the Oakland City Council to tell them not to hire Environmental Science Associates (ESA) to review evidence about the dangers of shipping coal through Oakland’s bulk terminal.  ESA is not the right choice to evaluate evidence about the health and safety dangers of coal.  No Coal in Oakland will be proposing a better alternative. ESA is notorious in the Bay Area for writing the Environmental Impact Review that gave the green light to Valero’s crude … Continued
6:30 pm Film Screening: A Fierce, Green Fire. @ Omni Commons
Film Screening: A Fierce, Green Fire. @ Omni Commons
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Film Screening: A Fierce, Green Fire. @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
FIERCE GREEN FIRE: The Battle for a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Directed and written by Mark Kitchell, director of Berkeley in the Sixties, and narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep. Mark Kitchell will be present for Q7A after the film. doors open at 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm 60817
6:00 pm ABC4J: Meditation Happy Hour @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice
ABC4J: Meditation Happy Hour @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for free weekly meditation happy hour on Wednesdays from 6-7pm at The Alan Blueford Center For Justice 2434 Telegraph Ave in Oakland, co-hosted by the Art of Living Eastbay Berkeley/Oakland.We will teach simple and easy guided meditation and breathing techniques to let go of stress and trauma, let your hair down, and celebrate! We believe that love is the universal language. We also believe that love is the universal cure to heal what ails societies worldwide. These meditation happy hours are our love offering to the community and … Continued
7:00 pm Homes Not Jails Meeting @ Omni Commons
Homes Not Jails Meeting @ Omni Commons
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Homes Not Jails is a consensus-based collective of squatters and squat supporters who believe housing is a human right. Our goal is to open as much vacant housing as possible and to keep it open as long as possible. HNJ is a place to organize mutual aid among squatters and squat supporters and housing rights advocates in the bay. We actively fight to make our space inclusive and safe for everybody and combat oppression in all forms.60728
7:30 pm Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Monthly APTP meeting, held on every 3rd Wednesday of the month. The Anti Police-Terror Project is a project of the ONYX ORGANIZING COMMITTEE that in coalition with other organizations like The Alan Blueford Center For Justice, Idriss Stelley Foundation, Community Ready Corps and Workers World is working to develop a replicable and sustainable model to end police terrorism in this country. We are led by the most impacted communities but are a multi-racial, mutil-generational coalition.60831
10:00 am SF Hunger Strike: Stop the Execution of Our People @ SF Police Station
SF Hunger Strike: Stop the Execution of Our People @ SF Police Station
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 pm
Hunger Strike starts Thursday!! Our demands are for Mayor Lee to fire Chief Suhr or step down as Mayor of SF.!! pic.twitter.com/S7DFetupxq— Equipto (@EQUIPTO) April 16, 201660841
11:30 am Support the Coalition for Police Accountability: Eat at Cafe Eritrea! @ Cafe Eritrea D'Afrique
Support the Coalition for Police Accountability: Eat at Cafe Eritrea! @ Cafe Eritrea D'Afrique
Apr 21 @ 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
 Eat at Cafe Eritrea D’Afrique. Just stop in for lunch or dinner and tell them you are eating for the Coalition for Police Accountability. 20% of your bill total will go to the CPA. This Eritrean cafe focuses on bold flavors in traditional stews, vegetable platters & honey wine.   Phone:     (510) 547-4520   Hours: 10:00 AM to 11:00 pm Menu: www.urbanspoon.com If you can’t make it, you can make a donation at www.coalitionforpoliceaccountability   This funding will be used to print petitions for our Oakland Police Commission ballot measure, … Continued
6:00 pm Get Ready for May 2 Alameda Fracking Ban Hearing @ 11th Floor
Get Ready for May 2 Alameda Fracking Ban Hearing @ 11th Floor
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Get Ready for May 2 Alameda Fracking Ban Hearing @ 11th Floor | Oakland | California | United States
On May 2nd, the Alameda County Planning Commission—and the public—will revisit the Planning Commission’s proposed ordinance to ban all extreme oil and gas extraction methods.  Supporters of the ban will have a chance to address the damaging revisions to that proposed ordinance which were presented just a few hours before the previous April 4th hearing by E & B  Natural Resources. To help prepare people for the May hearing, Alameda County Against Fracking will meet on Thursday, April 21st, from 6-7 pm, at 1814 Franklin St., 11th Floor, Oakland. BACKGROUND: … Continued
7:00 pm Film Screening: Occupy the Farm @ Omni Commons
Film Screening: Occupy the Farm @ Omni Commons
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
“Occupy The Farm” tells the story of 200 urban farmers who walked onto a publicly owned research farm and planted it with two acres of crops in order to save it from becoming a real estate development. The Village Voice calls the film, “Riveting from the start.” This story took place in the East Bay, and is still unfolding to this day. The filmmaker and some organizers from Occupy The Farm will do a Q&A following the screening. Seating capacity is limited to 45. First come, first served. View Trailer60833
7:00 pm Homes Not Jails Film Night @ Omni Commons
Homes Not Jails Film Night @ Omni Commons
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
As part of 8 days of anarchy, homes not jails will be screening films about squatter movements from around the world. This will be followed a panel and discussion about the films and squatting in general. Donations will support east bay homes not jails and the omni commons. https://omnicommons.org/occupy/events/film…  60818
6:00 pm Stop Urban Shield Town Hall @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Stop Urban Shield Town Hall @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Urban Shield is a weapons expo and war-like police training that brings together law enforcement agencies from across the country and world to learn how to better repress, criminalize, and militarize our communities. It is a key player in creating militarized emergency response systems that make police the first responders to everything from climate disasters to uprisings. But as we saw during Katrina, when “public safety” relies on armed emergency management, communities of color, and particularly Black communities, become an “emergency” that need to be controlled and managed with a … Continued
7:00 pm Is Climate Change Protest Broken? @ David Brower Center
Is Climate Change Protest Broken? @ David Brower Center
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The “Is Climate Change Protest Broken?” panel will include Bay Area activists. The forum will conclude with a question-and-answer session moderated by Michelle Myers of the Sierra Club. Micah White, one of the founders of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement, will participate in the forum on the past and future of environmental protest. White is the author of “The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution,” which contends that reliance on materialism, empiricism and scientism has limited the potential of environmental protest, necessitating a social revolution for individuals, communities … Continued
7:00 pm Reverend Billy, Author of The Earth Wants You @ Laurel Books, Oakland
Reverend Billy, Author of The Earth Wants You @ Laurel Books, Oakland
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reverend Billy, Author of The Earth Wants You @ Laurel Books, Oakland | Oakland | California | United States
Laurel Bookstore welcomes Reverend Billy Talen, spiritual leader and global activist, to speak on Earth Day from his new book The Earth Wants You. A preacher’s exhortation, an activist’s primer, inspired visions and a call to arms for a wild, creative, Earth-led cultural revolution. Civic life in the time of climate chaos—floods, fire, drought and superstorms—will require intensive policing and social control. Governing bodies will transform and democracy will fall by the wayside; the banks and the power stations will be heavily defended; whole populations will be incarcerated. While this … Continued
8:00 pm Mass Copwatch by Berkeley Copwatch @ Grassroots House
Mass Copwatch by Berkeley Copwatch @ Grassroots House
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Starting in April, Berkeley Copwatch is kicking off our ongoing *weekly* copwatching shifts! We’ll be out in the streets most Fridays and Saturdays witnessing and documenting police activity and doing outreach. Please join us! No experience required — any experience welcome. We’ll train you in the essentials for documenting police activity and staying safe in the process. If you are able to bring a car and be a shift driver, that would be GREAT! Please let us know in the “discussion” section or by sending Berkeley Copwatch a message. APRIL … Continued
10:00 am 21st Annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair @ New Oakland Metro Opera House
21st Annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair @ New Oakland Metro Opera House
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
21st Annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair @ New Oakland Metro Opera House | Oakland | California | United States
The Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair is an annual event for people interested and engaged in radical work to connect and learn through book and information tables, workshops, panel discussions, skillshares, films and more! We create an inclusive space to introduce new folks to anarchism, foster productive dialogue between various political traditions and anarchists from different milieus, and create an opportunity to dissect our movements’ strengths, weaknesses, strategies, and tactics. 60659
10:00 am Cesar Chavez Parade & Festival @ Dolores Park
Cesar Chavez Parade & Festival @ Dolores Park
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
This Earth Day 2016, MARCH FOR THE EARTH in honor of Cesar Chavez because environmental rights are human rights! Gathering at 10am at 19th and Dolores, the parade departs promptly at 11 to walk to 24th and Mission. The festival is on 24th Street between Bryant and Treat. Please don’t miss the music, speakers and community! Bring signs and friends! Organizations please call John (415) 312-6924 or email marchfortheearth@gmail.com if you would like to be listed in the parade roster.60798
11:00 am Abolition of Policing Workshop @ 3rd Floor
Abolition of Policing Workshop @ 3rd Floor
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Want to learn how to work toward abolishing the cops? Want to hear how we challenge the notion that policing keeps us safe? CR Oakland regularly offers this workshop that looks at the role and history of policing in the U.S., the way it has impacted various communities, and how people have resisted and challenged its inherent violence. This workshop also goes over how we can reduce our reliance on policing by highlighting the various ways that building up community strength and practices lead to true safety that does not … Continued
12:00 pm EARTH DAY Defend the Land at the Gill Tract. @ Gill Tract Organic Farm
EARTH DAY Defend the Land at the Gill Tract. @ Gill Tract Organic Farm
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 11:45 pm
EARTH DAY Defend the Land at the Gill Tract. @ Gill Tract Organic Farm | Albany | California | United States
Join us to celebrate EARTH DAY WEEKEND at the Gill Tract where we will come together to BUILD OUR POWER and continue the fight to DEFEND THE LAND. As many of you know construction has started on the southernmost part of the Tract below Monroe St. UC Berkeley has sold out that parcel of public land to be turned into a luxury senior housing complex. But we won’t let the rest of the southside of Gill Tract be paved into a corporate chain grocery store. It’s a critical moment as … Continued
1:00 pm The ‘Must Go On’ Celebration. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office Steps
The ‘Must Go On’ Celebration. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office Steps
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The 'Must Go On' Celebration. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office Steps | Berkeley | California | United States
What’s Next in the Fight to Protect Public Spaces, the Rights of Homeless People, AND Free Speech   A press conference and celebration to discuss what’s next for the activists who occupied the grounds of the Main Berkeley Post Office for a year-and-a-half Why: Though our occupation has been torn down, the fight to preserve public resources, free speech, and the rights of homeless people must continue Though the Main Berkeley Post Office is not currently up for sale, the USPS continues to pursue a “shrink to survive” strategy by … Continued
5:00 pm POSTPONED: Dinner and a (Great) Movie: Pride @ SEIU 1000 Hall, 2nd floor
POSTPONED: Dinner and a (Great) Movie: Pride @ SEIU 1000 Hall, 2nd floor
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
POSTPONED: Dinner and a (Great) Movie: Pride @ SEIU 1000 Hall, 2nd floor | Oakland | California | United States
    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SOMETIME IN MAY, DATE TO BE DETERMINED. 60793