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10:30 am Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Niebyl Proctor Library
May 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sun, May 12 Turkey at the cross roads of imperialism Turkey is struggling to find a new and better position in the world while fascism erodes the economy, human rights, freedom of press and all opposition.  New “elections” on March 31 is only a sham as mounting evidence of corruption piles.  Turkey has lost on Syria, a quagmire it planned on winning big with the bog guys.  As Turkey oscillates between European Union, the USA and Russia, it finds itself more and more irrelevant.  Contrary to the big plans of becoming a leader in … Continued
1:00 pm Socialism: An American Story (Sneak Preview + Q&A) @ New Parkway Theater
Socialism: An American Story (Sneak Preview + Q&A) @ New Parkway Theater
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  ~~~~~THE FILM~~~~~~ A feature-length documentary about the history and resurgence of socialism in America. Socialism: an American Story (socialismmovie.com) features the stories of ordinary Americans across the United States. From a Marine veteran turned socialist legislator, to a teacher on strike, to the son of Cuban immigrants organizing to free deportees, today’s surging interest in socialism manifests across demographics. Through their stories and a historical road trip through the old socialist hub of Wisconsin, we learn what a uniquely American form of socialism might look like. Two years ago, 13 … Continued
1:00 pm Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Please join us for our regular biweekly meeting of the Sunflower Alliance.  We’ll discuss ongoing campaigns and future plans and identify upcoming actions we can take to fight fossil fuels and work for a just and sustainable world.  Old friends and newcomers are equally welcome.  We need your participation and your voice!   66460
3:00 pm Intro to Marxism – Marx on the US Civil War (Pt.2)
Intro to Marxism – Marx on the US Civil War (Pt.2)
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for part 2 of Marx on the US Civil War! This class was created with the intention of bringing in folks who are unfamiliar with Marx. Come through! Here is the handout from the previous class: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DpOmmMkhyrzYxNQXIuonwi3To93v2RJnJsRdUArFLNU/edit?usp=sharing Note: The meeting space is up a flight of stairs.66495
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 12 @ 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
5:00 pm Green Sunday: the state of rule of law and the role of precedent in our federal courts? @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Green Sunday: the state of rule of law and the role of precedent in our federal courts? @ Niebyl Proctor Library
May 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
What is the state of rule of law and the role of precedent in our federal courts? With the appointment of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, the United States Supreme Court accelerates the federal courts’ return to early 20th century jurisprudence on legal disputes long considered settled concerning labor rights, women’s rights, minority rights, and proportional electoral power. For example, last year’s Janus vs. AFSCME decision overturned over four decades of precedent that public employees must pay fees to unions to cover the costs of collective bargaining. Eduard Meleshinsky … Continued
8:00 am Help Stop Police Murders @ SEIU Building
Help Stop Police Murders @ SEIU Building
May 13 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
AB 392 simply mandates that law enforcement must exhaust every possible alternative before they use deadly force.  This is common sense legislation that will save lives. Yet and still, some of our legislators at the State Capitol are hesitant – or flat out refusing – to vote for the bill.  The Law Enforcement Lobby is strong. But nothing is stronger than the power of the people! On Monday, May 13th – we are heading up to Sacramento to spend the day lobbying legislators.  Impacted families, advocates and organizers will gather … Continued
6:30 pm Bay Area Landless Peoples Alliance @ Omni Commons
Bay Area Landless Peoples Alliance @ Omni Commons
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Meeting of homeless activists and homed supporters from around the Bay Area. Resist!66465
7:00 pm Equity Indicators and the People’s Budget: Week 1 – Housing @ ACCE
Equity Indicators and the People’s Budget: Week 1 – Housing @ ACCE
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A 6-week series to help us develop a deeper analysis and to call attention to the kinds of changes needed in the City’s budget and policies. 4/15 – Housing 4/22 – Economy 4/29 – Education 5/6 – Public Health 5/13 – Neighborhood Life 5/20 – Public Safety The first week’s workshop on the Housing Indicators is the first of a 6-week series to help us develop a deeper analysis and to call attention to the kinds of changes needed in the City’s budget and policies. Join us for this deeper … Continued
7:00 pm Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
May 13 @ 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
7:30 pm Bhaskar Sunkara: The Socialist Manifesto @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
Bhaskar Sunkara: The Socialist Manifesto @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
May 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents Bhaskar Sunkara The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality MONDAY, MAY 13, 7:30 PM First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley Hosted by: Sasha Lilley advance tickets: $12: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4069692: T: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus Books (3 sites), Moe’s, Books Inc (Berkeley), Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Books, Mrs. Dalloway’s $15 door, benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM info: kpfa.org/events “Accessible, irreverent and entertaining. Bhaskar Sunkara has delivered a razor-sharp guide to socialism’s history, transformative promise, and path to power. This book … Continued
7:30 pm The Case for Radical Politics in an Age of Extreme Inequality @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
The Case for Radical Politics in an Age of Extreme Inequality @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
May 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Case for Radical Politics in an Age of Extreme Inequality @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents Advance tickets: $12: brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006  or Pegasus Books (3 sites), Moe’s, Books Inc (Berkeley), Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Books, Mrs. Dalloway’s “Accessible, irreverent and entertaining. Bhaskar Sunkara has delivered a razor-sharp guide to socialism’s history, transformative promise, and path to power. This book also serves as an irresistible invitation to join in building that power, and in shaping the radically democratic future that is our best hope in these make-or-break times.” — NAOMI KLEIN   The success of Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign revived … Continued
8:00 am Defend West Oakland homeless @ Raimondi Park
Defend West Oakland homeless @ Raimondi Park
May 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
The City of Oakland is planning to push homeless West Oakland residents onto a sanctioned site on May 14th. Residents that do not comply run the risk of arrest and having their property confiscated. Join up with homeless residents, people in the area need support be it moving their things or in not complying with the city of Oakland unreasonable request The new site is small and lacks many of the services that homeless residents have been demanding.66494
12:30 pm CloseTheLoopholes in Oakland Rent Control @ Oakland City Hall
CloseTheLoopholes in Oakland Rent Control @ Oakland City Hall
May 14 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Did you know that if a tenant lives in a duplex or triplex in Oakland & the owner or their relative moves into one of the units ALL of the tenants lose rent stabilization & protections from both harassment & landlords that refuse to make necessary repairs? Do you think that the housing affordability crisis in Oakland is out of control and that all tenants in Oakland deserve strong protections against displacement, homelessness, and rent gouging? Then come out and demand City Council close a loophole that already exempts ~3,000 … Continued
1:00 pm Still Fighting for Justice: Saleem Tindle @ West Oakland BART
Still Fighting for Justice: Saleem Tindle @ West Oakland BART
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Still Fighting for Justice: Saleem Tindle @ West Oakland BART
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2:00 pm Stop Surveillance – SF Board of Sups @ San Francisco City Hall
Stop Surveillance – SF Board of Sups @ San Francisco City Hall
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The SF Board of Supervisors will consider a Surveillance Equipment Regulation Ordinance, including a provision to ban all use of facial recognition technology by City/County agencies. Passage of the ordinance would force the City to reveal all of its currently used surveillance equipment, and bring the request and purchase of new equipment and the use of new surveillance techniques before the Board of Supervisors for a hearing and approval (or denial) before it could be used.66489
12:00 pm Memorial for the Homeless Who Have Died on Berkeley’s Streets @ Civic Center Steps
Memorial for the Homeless Who Have Died on Berkeley’s Streets @ Civic Center Steps
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
a *MEMORIAL/VIGIL for all whom we know who have died in Berkeley in the last 12 months*. Many Consider The Homeless Volunteers will remember *KK… died June 2018*, and *Michelle Larson, died October 22018*. Some may remember hearing about *Lisa Blowers*, found dead on Telegraph Ave with her wheelchair and her dog back in *May 2018*, about a week after her encampment was raided… About a month later, her partner *RICHARD* died. In the last month a woman was found dead in her tent, her name was *MELINDA*. A few … Continued
6:00 pm #DefundOPD & support a #PeoplesBudget. @ Senior Center
#DefundOPD & support a #PeoplesBudget. @ Senior Center
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us tonight to ask Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney to #DefundOPD & support a #PeoplesBudget. District 3 City Budget Forum w/ Councilmember McElhaney’s Office Mayor Schaaf’s proposed budget underfunds crucial city services and efforts like affordable housing, public works, race & equity, and parks, recreation & youth – while policing consumes an ever-greater share of the city’s General Purpose Fund. 66561
7:00 pm East Bay DSA Social @ Arthur Macs
East Bay DSA Social @ Arthur Macs
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come hang out with East Bay DSA members and talk about socialism, current events, historic events, the future, music, your cat, someone else’s cat, etc. We’ll tell you about upcoming East Bay DSA events and how you can get involved!  66498
7:30 pm Max Blumenthal: The Management of Savagery @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Max Blumenthal: The Management of Savagery @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Max Blumenthal: The Management of Savagery @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
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6:00 pm Ethics In Tech Reception and Comedy Show!
Ethics In Tech Reception and Comedy Show!
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Ethics In Technology for our reception and comedy night in San Francisco on May 17th. 6 to 7 PM. Reception hosted by Ethics In Technology a new non-profit based in San Francisco. Brett Wilkins, Independent Journalist and Board Member of Ethics In Technology will be presenting Bug Splat. Bugsplat: Can Technology Really Make War Less Deadly for Civilians? There is a school of thought that posits advances in technology will make war less deadly for innocent civilians. But is that really true? We’ll examine the notion that “smart,” “precision” … Continued
7:00 pm “Legal Opening For Mumia” Film Night @ Omni Commons
“Legal Opening For Mumia” Film Night @ Omni Commons
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Film showing of “Manufacturing Guilt” (2013) with a discussion, and Q & A Facilitated by Gerald Sanders of the Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal “Manufacturing Guilt” is the single best film explaining the police frameup of Mumia. It is available as an extra from the DVD “Long Distance Revolutionary” (produced by First Run Features and available from the LAC). [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0GbNwKmHaE] For more event information: http://www.laboractionmumia.org66503
8:30 am Roar Conference @ Omni Commons ballroom
Roar Conference @ Omni Commons ballroom
May 18 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
ROAR is a free conference, focused on Revolutionary anti-racism, solidarity, and strategy, rooted in the legacy of anti-colonial, anti-fascist, anti-imperialist, feminist and queer movements and fighters who have come before us.66467
4:00 pm Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance – You Are Not A Loan @ Omni Commons
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance – You Are Not A Loan @ Omni Commons
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance - You Are Not A Loan @ Omni Commons
Come get connected with SDBA’s projects – we have exciting work to do in 2019! Our medical debt erasure campaign with RIP Medical Debt is doing well (but needs more signal-boosting). We joined another Alameda County campaign, and together we’re more than halfway to our minimum goal. Our donation page is here. The online version of our flyer, with live links, is here. Our FAQ is here. We can also link you to a printable version of the flyer if you have places to hand them out. Continuing our discussion group on new economic thinking.   … Continued
8:00 pm PUNKS With LUNCH Benefit @ Dungeon Art Gallery
PUNKS With LUNCH Benefit @ Dungeon Art Gallery
May 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
MISSION STATEMENT Punks With Lunch is a non-profit organization run by volunteers dedicated to building community by providing life-saving services, along with harm reduction resources to underserved and marginalized individuals. VISION STATEMENT Our vision is to promote consistent access to basic living necessities and harm reduction services for those in need – with non-judgmental unconditional compassion. Our volunteers engage in direct community outreach while encouraging destigmatization of drug use and poverty. By connecting with our program participants, we empower and provide a safe space for individuals to make informed decisions … Continued