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Conference: The Coming 2020 Election Crisis @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Conference: The Coming 2020 Election Crisis @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Oct 6 all-day
“The Coming 2020 Election Crisis” Conference Oct. 5,6, in Berkeley The National Voting Rights Task Force (NVRTF) is proud to announce its 3rd National Election Integrity Conference – “The Coming 2020 Election Crisis – In Paper We Trust” – Sat. and Sun., 10 am – 6 pm. The 2020 Primary and General Elections are just around the corner.   But will everyone who wants to vote be able to? Will all the votes be counted as cast? How secure will the elections be? Will they be hacked? And, if so, will … Continued
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10:00 am October Rebellion Spokescouncil @ Sports Basement
October Rebellion Spokescouncil @ Sports Basement
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This is the meeting for anyone who would like to get plugged into XR in advance of the October rebellion on the 16th. Would you like to help coordinate art, music, or food? Are you interested in joining direct actions such as swarming or a die-in, building costumes or props, or joining the Red Rebel Brigade? Join us and add your voice to the October 16th action, which will call out state government on its soft approach to the fossil fuel industry. 67186
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Gentrifying Paradise? A handbook for fighting gentrification.
 @ Niebyl Proctor Library

Gentrifying Paradise? A handbook for fighting gentrification.
 @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library Gentrifying Paradise?  A handbook for fighting gentrification. Actually, the book’s subtitle is Resistance and Removal in 21st Century Venice California, and Democracy Now’s Juan González described it as follows: “This is a captivating people’s history of the battle to preserve one of America’s iconic neighborhoods, Venice, California, from the claws of real estate developers, downtown politicians and the merchants of mass consumerism. Author James R Smith weaves together his own personal memoir, his many muckraking dispatches from one of the few surviving 1960s alternative … Continued
3:00 pm Health Care for All – Contra Costa County Chapter Meeting @ Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Bldg 1 Conference Room
Health Care for All – Contra Costa County Chapter Meeting @ Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Bldg 1 Conference Room
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Supporters in Alameda County are welcome to join us Agenda Highlights: – Learn about our successful movie showings (see the article Increasing Diversity in the Single Payer Movement below). You find the draft agenda here.   Increasing Diversity In the Single Payer Movement By Jonee Grassi As has been evident for many years, the movement for obtaining universal, single payer health care has lacked ethnic diversity.  The documentary “The Power to Heal” presents an opportunity to collaborate with communities of color to discuss the history of achieving health care justice … Continued
3:00 pm Memorial for Michael Diehl (Berkeley Activist) @ People's Park
Memorial for Michael Diehl (Berkeley Activist) @ People's Park
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
https://twitter.com/crustyrustyMAD/status/1179785823064952832   Michael Diehl, whose work with the homeless and poor on Berkeley’s streets earned him the nickname “the Mayor of Berkeley streets,” was killed Sunday when a driver struck him around 8:30 p.m. in Newark, according to authorities. — Berkeleyside   Rest in Power Michael Diehl. All our gratitude and respect for your tireless, grounded, on the ground, lived work and shared wisdom in this world. #HousingIsAHumanRight #SolutionsNotSweeps #HousingIsHealthcare @StSpiritNews https://t.co/D7vBFifi7E — Stolen Belonging (@StolenBelonging) October 3, 2019 67173
4:00 pm Labor Reading Group @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Labor Reading Group @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Today, unions make up only 10.5% of the workforce in the U.S. Wages have been stagnant since the 1970s and living standards have been declining for just as long. Housing and healthcare costs continue to rise, public transit and infrastructure continue to crumble, and more and more working people are only an emergency away from bankruptcy. A good life seems to recede further toward the horizon, further out of reach for workers. Why is this the case and how have we gotten here? What can regular working people do to … Continued
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
NOTE: During the Plague Year of 2020 GA will be held every week or two on Zoom. To find out the exact time a date get on the Occupy Oakland email list my sending an email to: occupyoakland-subscribe@lists.riseup.net   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 … Continued
7:00 pm Maggie Haberman – Observations About Trump @ Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Maggie Haberman – Observations About Trump @ Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Maggie Haberman Opens Cal Performances’ Speaker Series   Maggie Haberman has been covering Donald Trump for much of her decorated career as a political reporter – from his decades in the New York City tabloid headlines to his current contentious presidency. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times White House correspondent, and CNN political analyst shares her observations about the Trump administration’s combative relationship with the press, and the changing perceptions of journalism throughout the country. Haberman also discusses her award-winning investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential campaign, … Continued
7:00 pm Half-Earth: How to Save the Natural World @ Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Half-Earth: How to Save the Natural World @ Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Half-Earth Day 2019 Evening Lecture Half-Earth is a clarion call to protect half the land and sea in order to safeguard the bulk of biodiversity, and ourselves. At this critical moment for our planet, the Half-Earth Project is bringing together the unique expertise and experience of scientists and thought leaders from around to world to achieve this important moonshot and solve the current environmental crisis. Join visionary biologist and naturalist E.O. Wilson and other special guests for a discussion moderated by Sally Jewell about the core science and common humanity that is driving the success … Continued
7:00 pm Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ https://meet.jit.si/OGC
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ https://meet.jit.si/OGC
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ https://meet.jit.si/OGC | Oakland | California | United States
 Because of the COVID pandemic we will be meeting virtually at https://meet.jit.si/OGC. Point your computer web browser at that URL at 7 PM on the first Monday of the month. Chrome is said to work better than some of the alternatives, but Firefox, etc. work as well. If your computer does not have a camera and/or microphone you can use your smart phone. Download the JITSI app here: For Android search for ‘jitsi’ in the Play Store or go here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.jitsi.meet For iPhone/IOS search for ‘jitsi’ in the App Store … Continued
6:00 pm East Bay Yesterday live: Exploring BART history @ Oakland Public Library
East Bay Yesterday live: Exploring BART history @ Oakland Public Library
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for a conversation about the history of BART and the system’s impact on the Bay Area. East Bay Yesterday podcast host Liam O’Donoghue will interview Michael C. Healy, who served as the agency’s spokesperson from 1972 until 2005 and shared his memories in the book, “BART: The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System” (Heyday Books). Expect to hear stories of epic political battles, scandals, “ghost trains,” and even a baby born on BART. This event is free, so we recommend arriving early to guarantee seating. … Continued
6:00 pm Support the West Oakland Community Action Plan for Clean Air @ West Oakland Senior Center
Support the West Oakland Community Action Plan for Clean Air @ West Oakland Senior Center
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WOEIP) invite you to a special community steering committee meeting in West Oakland about “Owning Our Air: The West Oakland Community Action Plan.”  This plan lays out a series of measures to be implemented over the next five years by local, regional, and State agencies to reduce air pollution in West Oakland. All local allies and friends of clean air are urged to come and support the plan and to remind CARB that money is needed to … Continued
6:45 pm Intro to SURJ Meeting @ Movement Strategy Center
Intro to SURJ Meeting @ Movement Strategy Center
Oct 9 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? Come learn about our current work and activities. SURJ moves white people to act for justice, with passion and accountability, as part of a multi-racial majority. ​ You will hear about SURJ’s pathways for entering the work, including committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We’ll answer your questions and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice. LOCATION AND ACCESS: The Movement Strategy Center is located at 436 14th St., Ste 500, (5th floor) at the corner of … Continued
6:30 pm Oakland Police Review Commission @ Oakland City Hall
Oakland Police Review Commission @ Oakland City Hall
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Full agenda here. Of possible particular interest: V. Raheem: A Proposal to Gather Community Feedback to Inform Use of Force Policy Brandon Anderson, Founder of Raheem, will share the organization’s proposal on working with the Commission to gather community feedback regarding a revised OPD Use of Force policy. The Commission may vote to proceed with the proposal. This is a new item. VIII. Draft Ordinance on Militarized Police Equipment The Coalition for Police Accountability will present a draft ordinance for review. This is a new item. (Attachment 8) X. OPD … Continued
7:30 pm Vigil at PG&E Oakland
Vigil at PG&E Oakland
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
🕯️TONIGHT!!! VIGIL at @PGE4Me 🕯️ 1425 Clay Street, Oakland, CA7:30pm PG&E's negligence has significantly harsher impacts on:🏥The sick👴🏾The elderly ⛺️The poorThe #poweroutage is a climate justice issue and we will call it out as such!https://t.co/cn9tTla0LO— East Bay DSA 🌹 (@DSAEastBay) October 10, 2019 67215
9:00 pm Class Struggle & Organization on the Facebook Campus @ Tamarack
Class Struggle & Organization on the Facebook Campus @ Tamarack
Oct 10 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Each day, bikeshare workers at Facebook climb in an unmarked van and set out to recover bikes ridden off the company’s sprawling campus. Their recovery missions are one of the few real interactions between the hyper-wealth of the tech giant’s headquarters, where the median salary is $240,000, and the surrounding impoverishment of East Palo Alto and the Baylands’ homeless encampments. After a coworker was assaulted on a recovery mission, bikeshare workers decided to begin organizing, tired of being asked to put themselves in danger for poverty wages. Their fight to … Continued
5:30 pm SAVE CHELSEA & JULIAN
SAVE CHELSEA & JULIAN
Oct 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
JOIN US TO SAVE CHELSEA & JULIAN EVERY FRIDAY SAVE CHELSEA AND JULIAN FROM TORTURE AND DEATH NEWS LETTER 10/11/19 Please sign up for our emails and alerts at: https:/bayaction2freeassnge.org and watch “XY CHELSEA” go to SHOWTIME “XY CHELSEA” clk free 7 day suscription.or free @ https://archive.org/details/XYChelsea The Main Stream Media (MSM) is so full of lies, it’s got the masses confused!! There are only a few places we can get the truth.Chelsea and Julian were two of the most important WHISTLE BLOWERS to tell the truth about USA’s illegal, … Continued
11:00 am October Rebellion Training @ Ohlone Park
October Rebellion Training @ Ohlone Park
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
We’ll be training rebels at Ohlone Park in Berkeley in preparation for next Wednesday’s swarming and the die-in for life. If you’d like to meet other rebels and get looped into next week’s actions, please join us! 11:00am – 12:00pm: Potluck picnic 12:00 – 1:30pm: Learn to swarm! 1:30pm – 2:30pm: Die-in rehearsal *Note that you do not need to attend a training in order to participate in next Wednesday’s action. Just show up at Civic Center Plaza and we’ll loop you in! 67211
2:00 pm Celebrate Sustainable Economies Law Center’s 10 Year Anniversary! @ 7th West
Celebrate Sustainable Economies Law Center’s 10 Year Anniversary! @ 7th West
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Help us imagine the next decade of social transformation with food, dance, and art. For the past ten years, Sustainable Economies Law Center has been supporting movement changemakers with the legal expertise needed to transition from destructive economic systems to innovative and cooperative alternatives. Our story is the story of our partners, clients, volunteers, and staff. It is the story of the movements we uplift for a more just, joyful, and resilient world. It’s the story of you! It’s the story of us! And the next ten years are even more important. We believe … Continued
3:00 pm Poor People’s Campaign Meeting @ Omni Commons
Poor People’s Campaign Meeting @ Omni Commons
Oct 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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4:30 pm Economics Book Group: “Banking on the People.” Hosted by Strike Debt Bay Area. @ Omni Commons
Economics Book Group: “Banking on the People.” Hosted by Strike Debt Bay Area. @ Omni Commons
Oct 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Economics Book Group: "Banking on the People." Hosted by Strike Debt Bay Area. @ Omni Commons
Beginning on August 10th, the Strike Debt Bay Area Economics Book Group began discussing Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital Age. We tackled the introduction and first chapter, available through the ‘Look Inside’ feature on Amazon, for the August 10th meeting. For our September 7th meeting, we will be discussing the rest of the first section, Chapters 2-6. For our October 12th meeting, we will be discussing Chapters 7-9, the first part of the second section. For our November 16th meeting, we will be discussing Chapters 10 – … Continued
7:30 pm Fortaleza = Strength Free Outdoor Film Night @ Dream Farm Commons
Fortaleza = Strength Free Outdoor Film Night @ Dream Farm Commons
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Fortaleza = Strength Free Outdoor Film Night @ Dream Farm Commons
Dream Farm Commons, ProArts and Xiquihuitl Media invite you to an evening of free outdoor video celebrating the roots, cultures, and contributions of our indigenous communities. Featuring documentaries and narratives from across the Americas, these videos show us how strength and resistance shape our histories, present, and future. De-colonizing our imagination one video frame at a time, we invite you to reimagine future possibility as we project a selection of videos onto the graffitied walls into the evening. As a part of the current exhibition Subterranean Borders: Colonialism, Extraction and … Continued