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Everybody’s Got the Right To Live @ Capitol Steps
Everybody’s Got the Right To Live @ Capitol Steps
Jun 11 all-day
EVERYBODY’S GOT A RIGHT TO LIVE: Education, Living Wages, Jobs, Income, Housing. ** RVSP http://bit.ly/PPCwk5 ** WEEK 5 of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. We are creating a Radical Revolution of Values by undertaking mass, nationally coordinated, civil disobedience, for six straight weeks. 12:30pm @ Rally and Direct Action launch at West Capitol steps ————————————————————— 50 years ago, Dr. MLK Jr. started the Poor People’s Campaign to spark a radical revolution of values across the nation. The campaign was intended to turn his dream, our dream, into … Continued
Stockton: 3 Day Campout Against Police Brutality @ The Park Across from City Hall
Stockton: 3 Day Campout Against Police Brutality @ The Park Across from City Hall
Jun 14 all-day
BLACK LIVES MATTER 2.0 PRESENTS: There will be workships on Police HORROR, public safety and security. There will be training on NLG Legal Observer Program – National Lawyers Guild. There will be workshops and discussions concerning American Dreamers and homeless individuals. Stop Gun Violence Now! All are welcome to bring your tents, grills and food.  64808
Stockton: 3 Day Campout Against Police Brutality @ The Park Across from City Hall
Stockton: 3 Day Campout Against Police Brutality @ The Park Across from City Hall
Jun 15 all-day
BLACK LIVES MATTER 2.0 PRESENTS: There will be workships on Police HORROR, public safety and security. There will be training on NLG Legal Observer Program – National Lawyers Guild. There will be workshops and discussions concerning American Dreamers and homeless individuals. Stop Gun Violence Now! All are welcome to bring your tents, grills and food.  64808
Stockton: 3 Day Campout Against Police Brutality @ The Park Across from City Hall
Stockton: 3 Day Campout Against Police Brutality @ The Park Across from City Hall
Jun 16 all-day
BLACK LIVES MATTER 2.0 PRESENTS: There will be workships on Police HORROR, public safety and security. There will be training on NLG Legal Observer Program – National Lawyers Guild. There will be workshops and discussions concerning American Dreamers and homeless individuals. Stop Gun Violence Now! All are welcome to bring your tents, grills and food.  64808
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10:30 am Contemporary Russia and the Struggle to Build Communism @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Contemporary Russia and the Struggle to Build Communism @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jun 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
   Russia in the 20th century was the site of enormous upheavals   the Bolshevik Revolution, the massive industrialization, the Great Patriotic War, the Cold War, the breakup of the Soviet Union, and the Yeltsin era.  The Putin presidency (2000-present) poses particularly difficult political and theoretical problems for imperialists and Marxists alike.  to review imperialism’s (U.S.) incessant lying attacks on ex-USSR/Putin, see this source; https://consortiumnews.com/2018/02/06/understanding-russia-un-demonizing-putin For 30 years Sharon Tennison, with high marks for her work in particular by some Leftists, talked to Soviets/Russians and U.S. Americans to try to bring … Continued
1:00 pm Potluck/Barbeque at Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute @ Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute
Potluck/Barbeque at Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute @ Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
On Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the MCLI office at 1715 Francisco Street, Berkeley, CA 94703. MCLI will be hosting a Potluck/BBQ. This will be a casual event and we encourage all MCLI supporters to come and bring friends, family, and colleagues. This will be a great opportunity to socialize with friends and to meet the new board members and leadership, learn about new and ongoing work, and eat great food with others who care about human rights. RSVP AT 510-355-701064776
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | 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 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 … Continued
7:00 pm Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required! We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net We usually meet in the basement, unless … Continued
7:30 pm Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Omni Commons
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Omni Commons
Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it. Come get connected with SDBA’s projects! Presenting debt and inequality related topics at forums, workshops and in radio productions. Promoting single-payer / Medicare … Continued
5:30 pm OccupyForum FIELD TRIP: Sanctuary Neighborhood Workshop @ Impact HUB SF
OccupyForum FIELD TRIP: Sanctuary Neighborhood Workshop @ Impact HUB SF
Jun 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Come build a sanctuary neighborhood with your neighbors! Learn how to defend your rights and community from ICE in your workplace, school, congregation or home. This workshop will include: – Know Your Rights training and how to practice your rights – Resources specific for workers, employers, educators, students & faith groups to practice sanctuary – What a sanctuary neighborhood is and tips & practices on how to organize your neighborhood – Networking with others in your neighborhood – Lawyers available for legal consultations for additional hour after the workshop (7:30 … Continued
7:00 pm David Graeber: Bullshit Jobs. San Francisco Appearance. @ City Lights Books
David Graeber: Bullshit Jobs. San Francisco Appearance. @ City Lights Books
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
David Graeber: Bullshit Jobs.  San Francisco Appearance. @ City Lights Books | San Francisco | California | United States
David Graeber discussing the subject of his new book Bullshit Jobs from Simon and Schuster From bestselling writer David Graeber, a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs, and their consequences. Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It went viral. After a million online views in seventeen different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer. There are millions … Continued
7:00 pm Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room  | San Francisco | California | United States
OTU’s Mission The Oakland Tenants Union is an organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggle with landlords, impacting legislation and public policy about housing, community education, and working with other organizations committed to furthering renters’ rights. The Oakland Tenants Union is open to anyone who shares our core values and who believes that tenants themselves have the primary responsibility to work on their own behalf. Monthly Meetings The Oakland Tenants Union meets regularly at 7:00 … Continued
7:00 pm Tenant And Neighborhood Council (TANC) Meeting @ Omni Commons
Tenant And Neighborhood Council (TANC) Meeting @ Omni Commons
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Let’s get organized against the housing market. Come through! ———- We are a group of Bay Area tenants who are fed up with rising rents, evictions, and harassment at the hands of landlords. We are fed up with our neighbors having no option but to live unsheltered and at constant risk of police harassment. We want to stop landlords, developers, and cops from looting our communities. A council is a group of tenants who work together to wield collective power against a shared landlord in order to improve their conditions. … Continued
7:30 pm “No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America” @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
“No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America” @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
“No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America” @ First Congregational Church of Oakland | Oakland | California | United States
KPFA Radio 94.1FM and Marcus Books present Advance tickets:  Marcus Books, Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s, East Bay Books  What happens to the black boys who come of age in neglected, heavily policed, and economically desperate cities that the War on Drugs and mass incarceration have created? How do they learn to live, love, and grow up? Where should they turn when history rejects their very existence? Darnell explores these questions in NO ASHES IN THE FIRE. When Darnell Moore was fourteen years old, three … Continued
9:00 am Stop the Witch Hunt Against Anti-Trump Protesters – Court Support @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Dept 109
Stop the Witch Hunt Against Anti-Trump Protesters – Court Support @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Dept 109
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Stop the Witch Hunt Against Anti-Trump Protesters - Court Support @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Dept 109 | Oakland | California | United States
The trial of the Berkeley 5 started today, with three witnesses for the prosecution, a cop, a fireman, and the neo-fascist Quillinan (see details below), who will take the stand again tomorrow morning. The trial is expected to last at least through the rest of the week, and possibly into early next week. Please come out and support our antifascist comrades again tomorrow, Thursday, June 14, 9am, in Department 109 at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse at 661 Washington Street (at 7th Street) in Oakland. 64794
3:00 pm End the Injunctions! SF All Out to Supervisors Public Safety Committee @ SF City Hall Room 263
End the Injunctions! SF All Out to Supervisors Public Safety Committee @ SF City Hall Room 263
Jun 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The SF Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety & Neighborhood Services Committee will hold a hearing on the injunctions. The City Attorney, Public Defender, District Attorney, and SFPD will testify. We need a strong showing of public support and as many people as possible to give public comment. The hearing will be held at 4 pm to allow more community members to attend. Share this event widely!  Meet beginning at 3:00 PM. We need to let this committee know that gang injunctions should have never been implemented. If you can’t make it to the … Continued
6:30 pm Audit Ahern Coalition Meeting @ Ella Baker Center office
Audit Ahern Coalition Meeting @ Ella Baker Center office
Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to learn the strategic details! o   We will be discussing preparing going to meet with supervisors64810
7:00 pm “Major!” Screening and Fundraiser for TGI Justice Project @ Sierra Club
“Major!” Screening and Fundraiser for TGI Justice Project @ Sierra Club
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
FREE film Screening of MAJOR! Documentary about the life and activism of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist. We will be joined by Janetta Johnson, Executive Director of the Transgender, Gender-Variant and Intersex Justice Project (TGI Justice Project). Entry is free and first-come, first-served for the first 60 people. We will also be fundraising for TGI Justice Project. Please bring cash if you’d like to donate. More information here https://www.surjbayarea.org/events/major-screening-and-fundraiser-for-tgi-justice-project There are two entrances to Sierra Club Office building on Webster and 21st both of … Continued
7:00 pm Ars Technica Live – AUTONOMOUS & HABEAS DATA @ Eli's Mile High Club
Ars Technica Live – AUTONOMOUS & HABEAS DATA @ Eli's Mile High Club
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hey @arstechnica fans!Our next Ars Live in #Oakland on June 13 at 7pm, with my triumphant return to the Eli's stage! We’re breaking format this time to have @Annaleen and I interview each other about our books, AUTONOMOUS, and HABEAS DATA. Both will be for sale at the event!— Cyrus Farivar (@cfarivar) May 31, 2018 64763
7:00 pm No Coal in Richmond Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
No Coal in Richmond Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
No Coal in Richmond Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center | Richmond | California | United States
Photo: KPIX News Join an ongoing discussion of  ideas and strategies at the next meeting of the community group working to end the increasing coal exports from the Levin-Richmond terminal.  There have been recent, exciting developments on this front, including a new ordinance proposed by the mayor requiring containment of open piles of coal and pet coke.  The ordinance was approved at the May 22 Richmond City Council meeting.  There are many more steps to be taken, so come take part in the strategizing. Thanks to the falling price of … Continued
9:00 am Stop the Witch Hunt Against Anti-Trump Protesters – Court Support @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Dept 109
Stop the Witch Hunt Against Anti-Trump Protesters – Court Support @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Dept 109
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Stop the Witch Hunt Against Anti-Trump Protesters - Court Support @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Dept 109 | Oakland | California | United States
The trial of the Berkeley 5 started today, with three witnesses for the prosecution, a cop, a fireman, and the neo-fascist Quillinan (see details below), who will take the stand again tomorrow morning. The trial is expected to last at least through the rest of the week, and possibly into early next week. Please come out and support our antifascist comrades again tomorrow, Thursday, June 14, 9am, in Department 109 at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse at 661 Washington Street (at 7th Street) in Oakland. 64794
5:00 pm HARRY BRIDGES: THE 20-YEAR CRUSADE TO DEPORT AN IMMIGRANT ACTIVIST @ Northern District Court Historical Society US District Court, Ceremonial Courtroom, 19th Floor
HARRY BRIDGES: THE 20-YEAR CRUSADE TO DEPORT AN IMMIGRANT ACTIVIST @ Northern District Court Historical Society US District Court, Ceremonial Courtroom, 19th Floor
Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
TONIGHT, we will speak in San Francisco about the US government’s infamous attempt to deport Harry Bridges. Bridges was a labor leader who in the 1930s led the strike that resulted in longshoremen up and down the West Coast being unionized. As a result, the United States spent the next two decades trying to deport him. After four separate trials, and two Supreme Court opinions, they failed, and Bridges eventually became a naturalized citizen. I am joining Peter Afrasiab, who authored  Burning Bridges: America’s 20-Year Crusade to Deport Labor Leader … Continued
6:00 pm East Bay Community Energy Comes Home! @ South Berkeley Senior Center
East Bay Community Energy Comes Home! @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Are you eager to power your home with clean electricity? At the same price (or less!) than PG&E, you finally can. East Bay Community Energy, Alameda’s Community Choice Energy provider, is already serving commercial customers in Alameda County. Residential customers will automatically be enrolled this fall. Learn about your choices as a customer, how this energy program advances climate mitigation and environmental justice efforts, and how you can get involved as an advocate for community choice energy. Light snacks and beverages provided. Please RSVP.64742
6:00 pm Families Belong Together – El Cerrito @ El Cerrito Plaza (in front of DAISO)
Families Belong Together – El Cerrito @ El Cerrito Plaza (in front of DAISO)
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
JOIN US TO DEMAND AN END TO FAMILY SEPARATION AND DETENTION MoveOn members across the country are joining Families Belong Together events on Thursday, June 14, to oppose the cruel, inhumane, and unjustified separation of children from their parents at U.S. borders. Communities are seeing the devastating and lasting effects this policy could have and are ready to speak out. This day of action was planned by local activists across the country, not a national organization, because they know families can’t wait. Action is needed now. Under this Trump administration … Continued
6:00 pm Safety Is Rethinking Violence Using Restorative Justice @ First Unitarian Church of Oakland
Safety Is Rethinking Violence Using Restorative Justice @ First Unitarian Church of Oakland
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Safety Is… Rethinking Violence Using a Restorative Justice Lens The Ella Baker Center will host a panel discussion and planning session where community members can engage with advocates on how we can re-envision safety. The panel discussion will be followed by small group facilitated action planning. Dinner will be provided. Moderated by David Muhammad, Executive Director of National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform. Panelists include: Reverend Daniel Buford (Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action), John Jones III (Community and Political Engagement Director, East Oakland Black Cultural Zone) and Jessica Travenia (Development … Continued
6:30 pm Caring for Our Community: Responding to Needs of Houseless @ South Berkeley Community Church
Caring for Our Community: Responding to Needs of Houseless @ South Berkeley Community Church
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Follow-up meeting to Caring For Our Community – Responding to the Houseless is Thursday evening. So often the message to the homeless seems to be top down. The last meeting included a panel of homeless people who responded to the question of what are their most immediate needs. The responses included: access to bathrooms (or porta potties), drinkable water, showers, food, a place to store their belongings, pick-up of trash, a place to be (evictions, raids, towing of vehicles) Agenda: 2nd Street eviction of houseless people, closure 9th Street … Continued
7:00 pm Screening of The New Rulers of the World @ BFUU
Screening of The New Rulers of the World @ BFUU
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Screening of The New Rulers of the World @ BFUU | Berkeley | California | United States
The New Rulers Of The World (2001) is a documentary about how the US, UK, Dutch Neo-Colonial Corporations plotted General Suharto’s removal in 1966 of the first elected President of Indonesia, Sukarno, who had ruled from 1959 – 1966. It analyzes the corporate globalization economy and reveals that the divisions between the rich and poor have never been greater. The film turns the spotlight on the “new rulers of the world,” the great multinational corporations running governments that back them via the IMF, the World Bank, and the World Trade … Continued
7:30 pm Michael Eric Dyson: What Truth Sounds Like @ First Congregational Church
Michael Eric Dyson: What Truth Sounds Like @ First Congregational Church
Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM & Marcus Books present Michael Eric Dyson is one of America’s premier public intellectuals. The author of last year’s outstanding bestseller, “Tears We Cannot Stop,” Dyson is University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, a frequent contributor to the New York Times, and an editor of The New Republic. Ebony magazine named him one of America’s 100 most influential African-Americans. In addition, Dyson is a uniqely outstanding public speaker, employing exceptionally deep knowledge with a talent for Immediacy, terrific wit, and an extraordinarily rich voice. His new book, What Truth Sounds Like: RFK, James … Continued
5:00 pm UNITING AGAINST HATE: A Conversation with Christian Picciolini @ Berkeley City College Auditorium
UNITING AGAINST HATE: A Conversation with Christian Picciolini @ Berkeley City College Auditorium
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Combating Hate in the East Bay Former white extremist Christian Picciolini will speak on Uniting Against Hate Picciolini will share his experience in addressing hatred and discrimination through empathy and conversation that can result in a more inclusive world.  He will be introduced by Holocaust camp survivor, Ben Stern, who led the 1978 fierce public battle against Nazis in Skokie, Illinois, and neo-nazis at the 2017 Rally Against Hatred in Berkeley, California. The event is sponsored by the ACLU, the Alameda Labor Council, Indivisible Berkeley, Not in Our Town, the … Continued
7:00 pm “Divest From War!” Medea Benjamin, Joana Macy & Betsy Rose @ BFUU
“Divest From War!” Medea Benjamin, Joana Macy & Betsy Rose @ BFUU
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“Divest From War” is an action-focused event featuring beloved author and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, Codepink Co-founder and world renowed peace activist Medea Benjamin, musician Betsy Rose, brief presentations on active divestment campaigns from Idle No More SF Bay, Indivisible Berkeley Economic Justice, Fossil Free Calif., Public Bank of Oakland, as well as an organic vegetarian potluck dinner @ 6:30pm, live music, and a dessert reception with homemade pies, tea and wine to benefit Codepink Women for Peace Golden Gate Chapter. Medea will sign copies of her new book Inside Iran. … Continued
10:00 am Hands Around Lake Merritt @ Lake Merritt, At the Arches
Hands Around Lake Merritt @ Lake Merritt, At the Arches
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
An action of UNITY is taking place in OAKLAND this SATURDAY June 16✊️10-12PM – Meet at The ArchesCome Join #HandsAroundLakeMerritt with us!Oakland is about unidad & protecting one another and we do I️t with love. @APTPaction @CatsCommentary @MusicNegrito @EastBayExpress pic.twitter.com/Ia0d4auUh0— Gina Madrid (@RawwG) June 14, 2018 64813
11:00 am Canvass for Housing Justice in West Oakland @ Bobby Hutton (Defemery) Park
Canvass for Housing Justice in West Oakland @ Bobby Hutton (Defemery) Park
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The housing crisis in the Bay Area and beyond is a wholly preventable disaster, created and maintained by the notion that housing is a commodity and not a human right. Join us (DSA) in the campaign for the Affordable Housing Act — a proposed ballot initiative that that will give our cities and counties the power to adopt rent control necessary to address the state’s housing affordability crisis by repealing the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. The Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act upholds landlord interests, and — in tandem with the housing … Continued
12:00 pm Community Celebration for Human Rights and Dignity @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Community Celebration for Human Rights and Dignity @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for CPF's Community Celebration for Human Rights and Dignity event. June 16th 12;30 to 4:30 at Ogawa/Grant Plaza in downtown Oakland.Invite your family and friends and help us get the word out. pic.twitter.com/qQ1FoQLTD2— California Prison Focus (@CAprisonfocus) June 1, 2018 64764
1:00 pm People’s Assembly on the Housing Crisis @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater, South Side of Lake Merritt
People’s Assembly on the Housing Crisis @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater, South Side of Lake Merritt
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This campaign is committed to building our platform in partnership with the community. We don’t want to reinvent the wheel. We want to uplift the amazing progressive grassroots work that is already happening. Over the next few weeks, we will host People’s Assemblies on everything from public safety to education. Together we will imagine an Oakland with housing security, true public safety, sanctuary for all, and create a plan to get us there. Our next People’s Assembly will focus on housing, and the crisis of affordability that is displacing Black … Continued