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10:30 am Sunday Morning At The Marxist Library: Public Banking Gains Momentum @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sunday Morning At The Marxist Library: Public Banking Gains Momentum @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Public Banking Gathers Momentum in 2020    Public Banking is a root solution that helps all other solutions from healthcare and COVID-19 to a real Green New Deal. Public banks partner with community banks and serve the interest of the public, not Wall Street. The 100-year-old Bank of North Dakota is currently the only state bank, but this year that could change. In fall of 2019 California passed a law that established a pathway for public banks at all levels from municipal to state. Now in 2020, due to the … Continued
11:00 am North Oakland Distribution Drive for Local Encampments @ Omni Commons
North Oakland Distribution Drive for Local Encampments @ Omni Commons
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
North Oakland Neighbors! We are doing our distribution again and we would love your support for these dates: Sunday 5.17 (Donations) 11am-1pm Wednesday 5.20 (Donations) 3pm-5pm Sunday 5.24 (Donations) 11am-1pm Wednesday 5.27 (Donations) 3pm-5pm Sunday 5.31 (Distribution) 10am-5pm Wednesdays & Sundays (5/17, 20, 24, 27): We are asking OUR HOUSED neighbors to contribute hygiene supplies, canned food, bottled water, rain gear, tarps, garbage bags, $$ et al to be redistributed on Sunday May 31st to encampments in North Oakland dealing with the COVID 19. We will sanitize and package your … Continued
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 24 @ 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
6:00 pm Public Bank of the East Bay Organizers’ Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Public Bank of the East Bay Organizers’ Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Email us for the Zoom link if you want to join, and also let us know if you’d like to plan an earlier conversation to bring you up to speed. Things May Be Happening Fast The COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant economic chaos cannot possibly be configured as good in any way. At the same time, the government bodies in the East Bay which have to support public banking for us to move forward are showing a substantially heightened level of interest. It’s too soon for us to say anything definite, … Continued
6:00 pm Socially Distanced Socialist Social @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Socially Distanced Socialist Social @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Let’s face it, we could all use a vacation right now, but the closest that most of us can get to a palm tree is that one Zoom background of a beach. We have the solution: dress for the vacation you want, chill down or shake up something special to drink, locate your most vacated virtual background, and join the East Bay DSA for our first virtual Socializing with Socialists. Staying at home all day can be kind of isolating, but if we have to be isolated, let’s be isolated … Continued
4:00 pm Audit Ahern Coalition Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Audit Ahern Coalition Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Audit Ahern Coalition that’s based in the Ella Baker Center and includes several other organizations is holding a Zoom meeting to rethink our approach and perhaps launch new directions for our efforts to do something about:  our terrible County Sheriff Ahern, his bloated budget and latest successful move to get a lot more money for incarceration; the human rights abuses by his office; the poor conditions, large number of deaths, and Covid-19 crisis at the County Jail (Santa Rita); the need for more decarceration, diversion programs, and community mental … Continued
4:00 pm POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN VIRTUAL TOWN HALL @ Online
POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN VIRTUAL TOWN HALL @ Online
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN VIRTUAL TOWN HALL @ Online
Call to Action and Conscience: Systemic Racism, Poverty, Voting Rights, Healthcare and the Pandemic. Join us on 5/26/20 at 4 PM PT (7 PM ET) for a virtual town. This event will be broadcast live on our official FB page: https://www.facebook.com/anewppc/ Please join this important discussion on the impacts of systemic racism, poverty, voting rights, healthcare and Covid-19 in the black community as we organize to build power for the Virtual Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington taking place on June 20th. This discussion will include a call … Continued
5:00 pm Palestine, Zionism and Racial Justice: An Introduction @ Online
Palestine, Zionism and Racial Justice: An Introduction @ Online
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Palestine, Zionism and Racial Justice: An Introduction @ Online
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5:30 pm Car Caravan at Lake Merritt: Protect City Services
Car Caravan at Lake Merritt: Protect City Services
May 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tell Oakland City Council and Mayor Schaaf: Protect our public services! Circle Lake Merritt STARTING POINT: Lucky’s parking lot by Lake Merritt ******************************** Mayor Schaaf will be announcing her budget proposal on Tuesday, May 26. During this crisis, in which public services are needed more than ever, we reject all cuts to city services. The City needs to use its ‘rainy day’ reserve money meant for times like this. We are going to caravan around Lake Merritt to show the City Council and Mayor Schaaf that Oakland is united against … Continued
7:00 pm Covering Covid-19 in Oakland
Covering Covid-19 in Oakland
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join Oakland Voices for a conversation about journalists covering Oakland during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests include: Davey D, host of Hard Knock Radio; and Darwin Bondgraham, news editor for Berkeleyside’s forthcoming Oakland newsroom. Moderated by Rasheed Shabazz and introduced by Momo Chang of Oakland Voices. oaklandvoices.us RSVP: https://bit.ly/ovweb-0526 A conversation among reporters, editors, and other media makers.I'll be talking about reporting during the #COVID19 pandemic alongside Davey D with Rasheed Shabazz tonight, 7pm. Join us here – https://t.co/4QnkKlaDyw pic.twitter.com/MPBnnURMA3— Darwin BondGraham (@DarwinBondGraha) May 26, 2020 67919
9:00 pm Wake the ZUCK UP! @ Online
Wake the ZUCK UP! @ Online
May 26 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join us for a virtual protest the night before the Facebook shareholders’ meeting Pro-democracy activists have a message for Facebook shareholders: “Wake the ZUCK Up!” We’ll project this message and others onto the side of the Facebook building in San Francisco the night before the shareholders’ virtual meeting. We’ll be urging the shareholders to protect the public from lies, hate, and disinformation in political advertisements during the 2020 election season. Watch a livestream of the action at https://www.facebook.com/GlobalExchange/ Shareholders will be considering a proposal to study and report on Facebook’s … Continued
5:00 pm The Pandemic, the Economic Crisis and Just Transition @ ONLINE
The Pandemic, the Economic Crisis and Just Transition @ ONLINE
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join the Labor Network for Sustainability, the Climate Justice Alliance, the Indigenous Environmental Network and a team of scholars and activists for the launch of the Just Transition Listening Project. The first session will focus on action in the unfolding economic crisis, featuring the renowned Noam Chomsky, just transition scholar Robert Pollin, and Economic Policy Institute president Thea Lee. Over the course of the next four months, the Just Transition Listening Project will bring together the stories of workers and community members as they experience extreme changes in their local … Continued
5:30 pm Oakland Police Commission @ Online
Oakland Police Commission @ Online
May 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
• To observe, the public may view the televised video conference by viewing KTOP channel 10 on Xfinity (Comcast) or ATT Channel 99 and locating City of Oakland KTOP – Channel 10 • To observe the meeting by video conference, please click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87212045112 at the noticed meeting time. Instructions on how to join a meeting by video conference are available at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193, which is a webpage entitled “Joining a Meeting” Some Agenda Items of Possible Interest: X. Commission Discussion of, and Possible Action On, City Administration’s Proposed … Continued
5:00 pm AROC: Friday Night Forums @ Online or by phone
AROC: Friday Night Forums @ Online or by phone
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT FORUMS: INTERNATIONAL LESSONS ON ORGANIZING Join us this Friday, on May Day, International Workers Day, at 5pm PST/8pm EST. Rachel Herzing will be in conversation with Kali Akuno (Cooperation Jackson),  Zenei Cortez (National Nurses United) and Vijay Prashad (Tricontinental). Fridays at 5pm PST/8pm EST May 1: Organizing Workers Register May 8: Sanctions on Iran Register May 15: Palestine & the Blockade on Gaza Register May 22: China and US Relations Register May 29: Abolition & the COVID-19 Crisis Register RECORDINGS OF PREVIOUS FORUMS April 17: Venezuela and Sanctions … Continued
8:00 pm Minneapolis Solidarity Demo @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Minneapolis Solidarity Demo @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Minneapolis Solidarity Demo @ Oscar Grant Plaza
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10:00 am Nat’l Day of Car Protests “Cancel the Rents & Mortgages! Make the Banks Pay!
Nat’l Day of Car Protests “Cancel the Rents & Mortgages! Make the Banks Pay!
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Nat'l Day of Car Protests "Cancel the Rents & Mortgages! Make the Banks Pay!
Join thousands of people across the country in car caravan protests on Saturday, May 30 to demand the cancellation of rents and mortgages for tenants, homeowners, small landlords and small businesses for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Protesters will adhere to social distancing guidelines and requirements, including wearing mask that have been established to respond to the Coronavirus outbreak. The effect on the people has been devastating. Nearly 90,000 people in the United States have died and more than 1.5 million have gotten sick as of May 18. 37 … Continued