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10:30 am Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: Turkey, Syria, and the Kurds. @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: Turkey, Syria, and the Kurds. @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Nov 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
We have confirmed ICSS member Mehmet Bayram, freelance journalist, who currently writes for the Sendika.org news outlet, which has been shut down 62 times by the Turkish government. He has recently returned from Turkey and will clarify the situation. Here’s a preview:  Turkish invasion of Syria serves many purposes for the Turkish regime.  It distracts the masses from the harsh economic realities of capitalism, it unites the Turkish people fed with nationalism behind the fascist dictator when his voter support has fallen below 40%, it kindles the old flame of building the … Continued
12:45 pm Spill The Disabili-Tea™: A Disability Justice Workshop @ Sierra Club
Spill The Disabili-Tea™: A Disability Justice Workshop @ Sierra Club
Nov 3 @ 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm
What is Disability Justice? People often express feeling intimidated and ill-equipped to unpack what we’ve been taught about disability, and how to support and advocate for disabled people in our everyday lives. This workshop is a fabulous opportunity for you to dive into the magic of disability justice with SURJ and Alex Locust at the helm. With “Spill the Disabili-Tea™”, Alex will be facilitating an interactive discussion of disability justice for those committed to elevating their support for disabled folks in their community. Using his lived experience, education, and advocacy … Continued
1:30 pm Challenging Conversations About Race and White Supremacy @ East Bay Community Space
Challenging Conversations About Race and White Supremacy @ East Bay Community Space
Nov 3 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
How do we approach difficult conversations, whether it’s about racist violence on the border, cultural appropriation, or white supremacy and racial justice in general? What is it like to have these conversations with our family, friends and coworkers with a vision for the long haul? Members of the White Noise Collective will facilitate this workshop exploring the difficult conversations in our lives around race and power. Preregistration is required due to limited space.67235
3:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 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 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
4:00 pm Michael Diehl Memorial Celebration @ The Berkeley School
Michael Diehl Memorial Celebration @ The Berkeley School
Nov 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Michael Diehl Memorial Celebration @ The Berkeley School
Food, Stories, Dancing.  All for Michael. Celebration of Michael’s life. Michael Dress Code: Wear It Like Michael. 67242
7:00 pm Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps Meeting @ Omni Commons
Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps Meeting @ Omni Commons
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Migrant rights groups & activist organizations united to #DisarmICE67146
6:30 pm Emergency Report Back and Teach-in on Rojava & Turkey’s Invasion @ Place for Sustainable Living
Emergency Report Back and Teach-in on Rojava & Turkey’s Invasion @ Place for Sustainable Living
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Please come learn about Rojava’s history, organization, and current struggle. Years after imperialist markings on a map separated their people and fragmented their territory, 7 years ago the Kurdish people realized a piece of their resistance and reclaimed territory in what is known as northeastern Syria, what has come to be known as Rojava. A revolution led by women, based on ecological justice and anti-capitalism, that developed a political infrastructure for regionally nested direct democracy and a cooperative solidarity economy among an ethnically and religiously diverse population, Rojava is a … Continued
7:00 pm Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
 The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality & State Repression (OGC) is a grassroots democratic organization that was formed as a conscious united front for justice against police brutality. The OGC is involved in the struggle for police accountability and is committed to stopping police brutality. In alliance with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) we organized the October 23, 2010 labor and community rally for Justice for Oscar Grant. On that day the ILWU shut down the Bay Area ports in solidarity. Our mission is to educate, organize … Continued
7:00 pm Spokescouncil for Housing Justice @ ACCE
Spokescouncil for Housing Justice @ ACCE
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ACCE Action Oakland is calling for a Bay Area-wide spokescouncil to plan and coordinate actions for a Week of Action for Housing Justice – November 17th – 23rd. The housing crisis has never been this bad – at least in our lifetimes. Low-income communities of color are being hit the hardest. People are literally dying on our streets, because they cannot afford housing. We are calling on everyone who is being impacted in any way by the artificially-created housing scarcity in Oakland – whether you are unhoused, housing-insecure, rent-burdened, or … Continued
8:00 am Defend Wood Street Homeless Encampment as City of Oakland Attacks
Defend Wood Street Homeless Encampment as City of Oakland Attacks
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
The United Front Against Displacement, an organization composed of Homeless and housed activists, is holding a rally Tues., Nov. 5 at 8 am on West Grand and Wood St., (2217 Wood St.) to defend the Wood Street encampment. The residents have been repeatedly threatened by the City of Oakland with the towing and seizure of their vehicles, shelters and personal property. The City of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department have been harassing a local encampment on Wood Street, issuing them a series of “notices to tow” by claiming that … Continued
5:30 pm E12 Appeal and attend Nov. 5 City Council mtg! @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
E12 Appeal and attend Nov. 5 City Council mtg! @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 5 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Dear neighbors and allies, The fight for the maximum amount of 100% affordable housing on the E12th St. parcel continues. In the past month, we filed a legal appeal with the city, raised $2k for filing fees, submitted a Public Ethics Complaint against a council member for their conflict of interest, and successfully pressured the council to move the E12th land sale discussion from a closed meeting, to a public session. Next week, the Oakland City Council will make the final decision on whether to approve our appeal. If we … Continued
5:30 pm Every Face, Every Tent, Has A Story! – Films, Food & Discussion @ Neyborly
Every Face, Every Tent, Has A Story! – Films, Food & Discussion @ Neyborly
Nov 5 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  Every Face Every Tent Has A Story! This will be an engaging evening through the use of the films from two local Berkeley film makers, highlighting some of the “Unhoused” population residing in Berkeley followed by a presentatiom/discussion of the problems facing those on the streets as well as their impact on the housed residents that have been their neighbors. Dinner will be buffet style and several local restaurants have already agreed to donate. Some of the sponsors are: The Thai Table, Everett & Jones, Juan’s Place, all in … Continued
6:00 pm Santa Rita Strike Support Letter Writing Night @ Design Action Collective
Santa Rita Strike Support Letter Writing Night @ Design Action Collective
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Santa Rita Strike Support Letter Writing Night @ Design Action Collective
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7:00 pm KPFA Documentary Night Presents: The Great White Hoax @ New Parkway Theater
KPFA Documentary Night Presents: The Great White Hoax @ New Parkway Theater
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
KPFA Documentary Night Presents: The Great White Hoax @ New Parkway Theater
Join us election night, Tuesday, Nov. 5th at 7pm for KPFA’s Documentary Night Screening of: The Great White Hoax by Tim Wise. In The Great White Hoax, anti-racist educator Tim Wise explores how American political leaders have scapegoated people of color to divide working class voters and consolidate power. Taking from Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign it expands its scope to make sense of what’s happening today as we gear up for 2020 and how Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric fits a pattern of racism that goes back centuries. After-film discussion led by Adrienne … Continued
7:00 pm Socialist Night School: The Case for Open Borders @ East Bay Community Space
Socialist Night School: The Case for Open Borders @ East Bay Community Space
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the East Bay DSA Socialist Night School for a discussion of Suzy Lee’s groundbreaking essay “The Case for Open Borders,” kicked off by a video interview with Lee herself. For a century, the US labor movement advocated immigration restrictions in fear that new immigrants would drive down wages for US workers. In the last few decades, however, the AFL-CIO has made a dramatic turn to become advocates for comprehensive immigration reform. What accounts for that shift? Policies that aim to restrict immigration flows rarely achieve their intended result. Instead, … Continued
5:00 pm Rally for People’s Park @ Sproul Plaza
Rally for People’s Park @ Sproul Plaza
Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
We will rally on Sproul Steps on the UC Berkeley Campus to defend, protect, and save People’s Park from development. Don’t let UC destroy our historic, green, and public space! Join us! Be part of the power of the People of People’s Park!67319
6:00 pm Ella Baker Member Meeting and Public Financing Workshop @ Ella Baker Center
Ella Baker Member Meeting and Public Financing Workshop @ Ella Baker Center
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
PUBLIC FINANCE WORKSHOP: MEMBER MEETING Ella Baker Center November Member Meeting Public Finance in Elections: Why it Matters to Oakland Residents A non-partisan workshop lead by Voting Rights Attorney of Northern CA, Christina E. Fletes in collaboration with the Oakland Public Ethics Committee. Learn what public finance is, why it’s important, how it’s worked in other cities and how Oakland can incorporate public finance in its elections. This is an open member meeting, all are welcome, ADA Accessible, free dinner will be provided. The Ella Baker Center is right off … Continued
7:00 pm Ending The Prison-ICE Collaboration @ Pacific School of Religion
Ending The Prison-ICE Collaboration @ Pacific School of Religion
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ending The Prison-ICE Collaboration @ Pacific School of Religion
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7:30 pm Alcatraz Occupation: A Beginning @ Quezada Center
Alcatraz Occupation: A Beginning @ Quezada Center
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
50 years ago this fall, on November 20, a group of people that came to be known as Indians of All Tribes began a 18-month occupation of Alcatraz Island. This act of self-determination emerged from conditions faced on reservations and in urban centers, from the activism of the Third World Strike at San Francisco State, and resulted in major changes taking place across the continent. From a new consciousness of sovereignty to at least ten major policy and law shifts, Mary Jean Robertson, host of the radio show Voices of the Native … Continued
5:00 pm Oakland Privacy Advisory Committee @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Oakland Privacy Advisory Committee @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Relevant Agenda Items: 4. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – Live Stream Camera Impact Report and proposed Use Policy – review and take possible action 5. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OFD – Data Collection for Wildfire District and Fire Safety Inspections – review and take possible action 6. Federal Task Force Transparency Ordinance – OPD – FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force MOU – review and take possible action67325
6:00 pm Henry George – Who Owns the Earth? @ San Francisco Library, Korets Auditorium
Henry George – Who Owns the Earth? @ San Francisco Library, Korets Auditorium
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
As guest curator of Who Owns the Earth? –A New exhibit that examines Henry George’s, 1800’s masterpiece on societal inequality, I invite you to attend a free event! 140 years ago in San Francisco Henry George, rocked the world with his book Progress & Poverty. At the Main Library, Koret Auditorium Historian and actor David Giesen takes on the role of Henry George in a Chautauqua performance set in 1890. Addressing the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, for whom George had been the founding secretary, George reminisces about … Continued
7:00 pm Angela Davis; Women, Race, & Class Study Series @ Omni Commons
Angela Davis; Women, Race, & Class Study Series @ Omni Commons
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
An informal discussion on chapters 3-6 of Angela Davis’ book Women, Race and Class focusing on the intersections of race, class and gender in relation to slavery and the early abolitionist and suffragist movements. This will be the second part of an ongoing reading series. Feel free to attend even if you missed the first discussion.67264
7:00 pm Omni General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Omni General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come by our open Delegates Meetings! We’ll give space to brief announcements, updates from working groups, proposals up for consensus, and discussion around important issues. The schedule is created weekly at the following url: https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom This meeting usually happens in the Ballroom, but the the location may change depending on the access needs of people attending and other events taking place in the building.66939
7:00 pm Spokescouncil for Housing Justice @ ACCE
Spokescouncil for Housing Justice @ ACCE
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ACCE Action Oakland is calling for a Bay Area-wide spokescouncil to plan and coordinate actions for a Week of Action for Housing Justice – November 17th – 23rd. The housing crisis has never been this bad – at least in our lifetimes. Low-income communities of color are being hit the hardest. People are literally dying on our streets, because they cannot afford housing. We are calling on everyone who is being impacted in any way by the artificially-created housing scarcity in Oakland – whether you are unhoused, housing-insecure, rent-burdened, or … Continued
7:30 pm Homewreckers, How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, & Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes & Demolished the American Dream. @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Homewreckers, How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, & Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes & Demolished the American Dream. @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Homewreckers, How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, & Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes & Demolished the American Dream. @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM & The Center for Reporting with St. John’s Presbyterian Church present: AARON GLANTZ Homewreckers!  How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks,& Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes & Demolished the American Dream With Kris Welch ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 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  $15 door, benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… So many are living on the street now.  In parks. In RVs. Thousands and thousands … Continued
11:00 am DIE-IN VS. THE CLIMATE CRISIS @ Sather Gate, UC Berkeley campus
DIE-IN VS. THE CLIMATE CRISIS @ Sather Gate, UC Berkeley campus
Nov 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
WITH XR YOUTH SF Join us as we join XR Youth SF at Sather Gate on UC Berkeley’s campusGet more info or register at xryouth.berkeley@gmail.com JOIN EXTINCTION REBELLION. REBEL FOR LIFE.67309
5:30 pm SAVE CHELSEA & JULIAN
SAVE CHELSEA & JULIAN
Nov 8 @ 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 Aaron Swartz Day @ Internet Archives
Aaron Swartz Day @ Internet Archives
Nov 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Aaron Swartz Day @ Internet Archives
TICKETS Schedule for November 9 10-11 am Breakfast available for early birds – Hackathon begins Please RSVP HERE (whether you are buying a ticket for the speakers or partipating in the hackathon). You can use our Gitea instance as an ICE-free alternative to Github/Gitlab: https://aaronswartzday.queeriouslabs.com/ Schedule: 11:00 – 11:25 – Brewster Kahle (Founder, Internet Archive) New features & tools at the Internet Archive w/ Tracey Jaquith – (DWeb Solid pod repository) 11:30-11:55- Ryan Sternlicht – (Educator, Researcher, Advisor & Maker – Noisebridge) The creation of the next layer of reality -REDUX-2019- “Vision” If you follow technology you have probably heard many things about extended … Continued
11:00 am Stand Up For Peace @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Stand Up For Peace @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stand Up For Peace @ Oscar Grant Plaza
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11:00 am The Failure of Capitalism & the Need for a Socialist System @ Omni Commons
The Failure of Capitalism & the Need for a Socialist System @ Omni Commons
Nov 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join the Party for Socialism and Liberation for a day of workshops highlighting the contradictions of capitalism. From its sham elections to the destruction of the planet, to its wars on the working class and imperialist wars abroad, capitalism has proven itself time and time again to be an unjust and unstable system. For us to combat capitalism, we must organize and educate ourselves. Join us to fight for a true socialist future. More info:  www.PSLweb.org @pslbayarea67294
11:30 am Awakening the Dreamer Symposium @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
Awakening the Dreamer Symposium @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
Nov 9 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Awakening the Dreamer Symposium @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
This transformative educational program and climate expo is co-presented by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley and the Pachamama Alliance.  It looks squarely at the state of the world—where we are and how we got here–and then explores what role we can each play in bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet. Video appearances by luminaries include: Lynne Twist * Bill Twist * Susan Burns * Lester Brown * Wangari Maathai * Majora Carter * Nadine Kreisberger * Mario Trigueros * Van Jones … Continued
12:00 pm #/BrunchOnBart Protest @ Embarcadero BART
#/BrunchOnBart Protest @ Embarcadero BART
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Mad at power hungry BART cops? Hungry for change? Grab an egg McMuffin and join us at Embarcadero BART station on the platform tomorrow at noon for #brunchonBART — BART Murder Gate 🌹 (@_kelleesi) November 9, 2019 Another day, another BART cop wasting taxpayer dollars by arresting a passenger… for eating a sandwich on the platform https://t.co/gATSu5M1bU — BART Murder Gate 🌹 (@_kelleesi) November 8, 2019 67340
5:30 pm “The Commons” documentary screening + Q&A with filmmakers @ Omni Commons
“The Commons” documentary screening + Q&A with filmmakers @ Omni Commons
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm
The Commons is a documentary film about communities re-asserting sustainable futures using consensus, equity and shared resources – ancient Commons principles. The film shares the increasing privatization and destruction of commons, primarily in the United States, and shows how many activists are re-taking commons, re-establishing communities controlling heir own commons: maker spaces, land trusts, cooperatives, food production and distribution, housing, education, community centers – all using ancient Commons practices. Doors open at 5:30pm, feature film begins at 6pm and will be followed by a brief Q&A with Filmmakers and a … Continued
6:00 pm Debbie Bookchin: Revolution in Rojava @ Tamarack
Debbie Bookchin: Revolution in Rojava @ Tamarack
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Emergency Committee for Rojava and Tamarack are pleased to present a report by journalist and author Debbie Bookchin, who has recently returned from the autonomous Kurdish-led region known as Rojava. She will talk about why it is critical to defend this feminist, ecological, democratic project from the ongoing onslaught by Turkey and its jihadi allies as well as the Syrian regime, and how ideas of social ecology have influenced the Kurdish freedom movement. This report is part of the speaking tour that ECR envisions as a step towards building … Continued
6:30 pm US Economic Policy: What’s in Store for the 99% @ South Berkeley Senior Center
US Economic Policy: What’s in Store for the 99% @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
How are the billionaires multiplying and making profits world-wide, and on whose backs? What’s behind this so-called “recovery”? What can we expect in the near future – is the economy rushing toward a deeper crisis? To change the world we first have to understand it. Come hear Jack Rasmus tell it like it is. There will be a short presentation followed by discussion and refreshments. Jack Rasmus is a professor of economics and politics, host of the weekly radio show Alternative Visions, former union activist, and author of many articles … Continued