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3:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 12 @ 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
5:00 pm AntiFa: The History and Theory of Anti-Fascism @ 3335 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
AntiFa: The History and Theory of Anti-Fascism @ 3335 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
Nov 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
AntiFa: The History and Theory of Anti-Fascism @ 3335 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley | Berkeley | California | United States
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6:00 pm Get trained to protect Alameda County from ICE!
Get trained to protect Alameda County from ICE!
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ACILEP Immigration Legal Observer Training in Berkeley The Alameda County Immigration Legal and Education Partnership (ACILEP) invites you to join our team of volunteer responders to resist the raids and deportations! Many folks who live and/or work in Alameda County are interested in supporting our undocumented community members and their families. A major need for our community is to have trained communitiy members that can be activated to show up and respond to ICE presence in Berkeley and throughout Alameda County, serve as legal observers, and support the family and community … Continued
6:45 pm Occupy Forum: Food and Water Watch @ Unite Here Local 2
Occupy Forum: Food and Water Watch @ Unite Here Local 2
Nov 13 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! FOOD AND WATER WATCH\ Adam Scow From Food and Water Watch’s website: “Food & Water Watch champions healthy food and clean water for all. We stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment. The problems we’re facing are immense, but not insurmountable. Around the world, activists have pushed back against corporate … Continued
7:00 pm Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Nov 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
7:00 pm The Catalan Chessboard: An Anarchist Perspective @ Longhaul, 2 blocks from Ashby BART
The Catalan Chessboard: An Anarchist Perspective @ Longhaul, 2 blocks from Ashby BART
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A Catalan activist from Barcelona will give background information about the Catalan fight of independence from Spain. He will show some recent video footage and speak about the history of the struggle and the latest developments: the referendum, the resulting Spanish police repression, peoples’ self-organization, imposition of new elections – it is a big chessboard with many players and agendas. How do Catalan anarchists position themselves in this fight while holding ideas of abolishing nation states? Event Monday Nov. 13 7pm at Long Haul: The Catalan Chessboard (an anarchist perspective) … Continued
6:00 pm Berkeley City Council – Racial Disparity and New Civilian Police Commission
Berkeley City Council – Racial Disparity and New Civilian Police Commission
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Item 24: Direct the City Manager to analyze and address disparate racial outcomes in policing and implement policy and practice reforms. This item has been heavily revised since it was first introduced.  Please see the following link for the current proposal: https://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/City_Council/2017/11_Nov/Documents/2017-11-14_Item_24_Refer_to_the_Berkeley_Police_Department_-_Rev.aspx Evaluation:  These proposals are positive, if somewhat vague.  They introduce concepts that will become much more developed and actionable with the forthcoming release of the PRC’s Fair and Impartial Policing report, due November 15 (see section II below). Item 25: Referral to Police Review Commission to Write a … Continued
6:00 pm ICE Raid Hearing – Oakland City Council Public Safety Committee @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
ICE Raid Hearing – Oakland City Council Public Safety Committee @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland’s Public Safety Committee will hold a public hearing on the ICE raid – with the police chief. Also likely that the surveillance equipment ordinance will go through its final pass through on that same day. We will want numbers in the room for the ICE hearing. Tell people.  #DeportICE —– On August 16, HSI/ICE conducted an AM raid on the 700th block of 27th Street in West Oakland with OPD assistance. The raid was advertised (erroneously) as a search warrant for the sexual trafficking of juveniles, biut there were … Continued
6:30 pm the history of racist housing policies @ Oakstop
the history of racist housing policies @ Oakstop
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
the history of racist housing policies @ Oakstop | Oakland | California | United States
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8:00 pm Book talk and discussion with Paul Kivel, Co-Founder of SURJ @ Wendte Hall
Book talk and discussion with Paul Kivel, Co-Founder of SURJ @ Wendte Hall
Nov 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
A book talk and discussion with Paul Kivel. Paul is an Oakland-based social justice educator, activist, author and a co-founder of SURJ – Showing Up for Racial Justice. His newest book is “Uprooting Racism 4th Edition” which he revised and updated after last year’s election. You can learn more about Paul and his work at his website: paulkivel.com. Please join us for what is sure to be a very interesting presentation and discussion of interest to everyone in our community. Everyone is also welcome to join us for the other … Continued
9:15 am TEACH-IN on Health Care, Migrant Rights, Gentrification & the proposed A’s stadium at Laney @ Laney College Forum
TEACH-IN on Health Care, Migrant Rights, Gentrification & the proposed A’s stadium at Laney @ Laney College Forum
Nov 15 @ 9:15 am – 9:00 pm
— two sessions — 9:15am-Noon & 6:15-9pm at the Laney College Forum. Both sessions will include guest speakers and breakout sessions for discussion. PLUS a mid-day rally + clubs & resources fair on the Quad starting at Noon PREPARE & PROMOTE  Faculty: BRING YOUR CLASSES, &/or discuss the issues in class and ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO ATTEND. INTERACT & DISCUSS  HOW DOES DEVELOPMENT IMPACT OUR COMMUNITIES, and what kind of development will help PROTECT & PROMOTE our communities? Does ‘profit’ have any legitimate role in healthcare? Is healthcare a … Continued
9:30 am Help Pass BAAQMD Toxic Emissions Rule
Help Pass BAAQMD Toxic Emissions Rule
Nov 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Help Pass BAAQMD Toxic Emissions Rule @ San Francisco | California | United States
A new clean air regulation is coming up for approval by the Air District’s Board of Directors, and it needs our support. Rule 11-18 aims to reduce health risks from cancer-causing toxic air pollutants like heavy metals, diesel PM and benzene.  These are emitted by industry and disproportionately impact vulnerable Bay Area communities.  The regulation will mandate extensive risk screenings and health risks assessments (HRAs), incorporating recently adopted risk management guidelines and health risk values from the state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA).  Once data is collected and … Continued
6:30 pm Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. @ Omni Commons
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. @ Omni Commons
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay. We fight against “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” spy drones, facial recognition, police body cameras and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones, to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government. We draft and push for privacy legislation for City Councils, at the County level, and in Sacramento. We advocate in op-eds and in the streets. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and believe no … Continued
7:00 pm A brief history of crypto @ Eli's Mile High Club
A brief history of crypto @ Eli's Mile High Club
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
With the DOJ recently bringing back the “Going Dark” debate, and now calling for “responsible encryption,” what does the Trump administration have to say about strong crypto? Do we know yet? Do they? If there’s anyone who might be able to figure that out, it’s Riana Pfefferkorn. As an attorney and legal fellow, Pfefferkorn is at the forefront of trying to make sense of new technology, surveillance policy and the thorny legal questions that emerge. She’ll explain how this problem emerged, and what the FBI has already done about it … Continued
7:30 pm Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Monthly APTP meeting, held on every 3rd Wednesday of the month. – Strategize on addressing proposed changes to the BART police use of force policy. – Find out ways you can use your talents and resources to support APTP and get involved with the work, including how to join various committees such as the Black Leadership Committee, First Responders, Action, Policy, Media, and Security committees. – Find out more about the #DefundOPD campaign. The Anti Police-Terror Project is a project of the ONYX ORGANIZING COMMITTEE that in coalition with other … Continued
5:00 pm SleepOut to End Homelessness! @ Powell St. at the Cable Car Turnaround
SleepOut to End Homelessness! @ Powell St. at the Cable Car Turnaround
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 17 @ 12:00 am
Join us for a #SleepOut to end homelessness! Where: Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround by Powell BART When: Thursday, 11/16 at 5pm With the adult shelter waitlist at 1000+ people long and as the City continues to criminalize homeless people living in tents and on the streets, we invite all community members to join us for a #SleepOut to bring light to this issue. Bring your sleeping bag and your friends! Note from Kelley… If you are looking for ways to contribute it would be great to bring food & … Continued
6:00 pm Single Payer Social With DSA @ Moxy
Single Payer Social With DSA @ Moxy
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Single-Payer Social, South Berkeley   In addition to canvasses, a critical part of each canvassing district’s monthly organizing are the social events, which create a more casual space to talk about the fight to decommodify healthcare. Come meet the wonderful comrades and neighbors in your district and socialize about socialism over a beer or some food. 63893
6:00 pm The People’s Study Group: Capitalism and Housing @ Omni Commons
The People’s Study Group: Capitalism and Housing @ Omni Commons
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The People’s Study group is a grassroots effort to reclaim Black and Brown peoples’ struggles against capitalism and create a collective analysis of our current situation. We will be exploring texts from past and current revolutionary movements and thinkers. We live in the Bay Area, a region affected by skyrocketing costs of living and stagnant wages and opportunities. A revolutionary social movement has to take into account the relationship between housing and capitalism; as anti-capitalists we have to dissect its devastating impact on working class communities of Color. Talking about … Continued
7:00 pm Building Solidarity Against Militarization @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Building Solidarity Against Militarization @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A Panel on Political Prisoners and Incarceration from Palestine, the US and the Philippines, with Sahar Francis of Addameer (the Palestinian Prisoner Support & Human Rights Association) The full panel will include speakers from: Addameer Critical Resistance Freedom Archives Ella Baker Center for Human Rights AnakBayan- East Bay Malcom X Grassroots Movement63917
12:00 am SleepOut to End Homelessness! @ Powell St. at the Cable Car Turnaround
SleepOut to End Homelessness! @ Powell St. at the Cable Car Turnaround
Nov 17 @ 12:00 am – 9:00 am
Join us for a #SleepOut to end homelessness! Where: Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround by Powell BART When: Thursday, 11/16 at 5pm With the adult shelter waitlist at 1000+ people long and as the City continues to criminalize homeless people living in tents and on the streets, we invite all community members to join us for a #SleepOut to bring light to this issue. Bring your sleeping bag and your friends! Note from Kelley… If you are looking for ways to contribute it would be great to bring food & … Continued
4:00 pm Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Omni Commons
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Omni Commons
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 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
7:00 pm Benefit for Survivors of Human Trafficking In India: A Screening of SOLD @ Fellowship Hall
Benefit for Survivors of Human Trafficking In India: A Screening of SOLD @ Fellowship Hall
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Benefit for Survivors of Human Trafficking In India: A Screening of SOLD @ Fellowship Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
Blossomy Project Benefit for Survivors of Human Trafficking In India: A Screening of SOLD and a performance by Kristi Williamson of Spoken Word Mystic Poetry, Song and Movement Blossomy Project is a Berkeley based 501(c)3 working with trafficking survivors since 2004 in India and in 2016 expanded its reach to vulnerable communities in Thailand! The focus of Blossomy Project is empowerment through self expression. Our programs include dance therapy, art therapy, music therapy and photography. SOLD is a narrative film based on the true story of Lakshmi’s trafficking from rural … Continued
7:00 pm Celebrate the Zapatista Revolution with new film: Zapatista Moon @ Omni Commons ballroom
Celebrate the Zapatista Revolution with new film: Zapatista Moon @ Omni Commons ballroom
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CELEBRATE THE ZAPATISTA REVOLUTION with a benefit screening of a new documentary film ZAPATISTA MOON Doors open @ 7:00, screening @ 7:30 The film will be followed by a roundtable discussion with: * Amira Ali, artist, poet, filmmaker, founding member AfricaSpeak4Africa * Laura Rivas, activist, member of Chiapas Support Committee * Elizabeth Saez, Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford University > > Tamales & Aguas Frescas, Zapatista Artesanía & t-Shirts will be available. A benefit to support educational projects in the autonomous Zapatista communities in Chiapas Zapatista Moon narrates one … Continued
7:00 pm Discussion with Mark Bray, Author of ‘Antifa, the Anti-Fascist Handbook’ @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Discussion with Mark Bray, Author of ‘Antifa, the Anti-Fascist Handbook’ @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Super psyched for this #Antifa event organized by JBAKC + NLG comrades in #Berkeley pic.twitter.com/idLmVX6egV— Mark Bray (@Mark__Bray) November 6, 2017 63884