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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 19 @ 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
2:00 pm Alternatives to Policing 3: Deep Culture @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Alternatives to Policing 3: Deep Culture @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
In this third in our series of workshops to create alternatives to relying on policing, we’ll work together to identify elements of white supremacy culture, police and law enforcement culture. Then we’ll engage with just transition culture. We’ll examine the cultures of our own organizations and map them toward a just transition. We’ll imagine together some steps in that journey. ABOUT THE TRAINER We are thrilled to welcome Patricia St. Onge (Haudenosaunee and Quebecois, adopted Lakota) to lead us in this work. Patricia is the founder of Seven Generations Consulting … Continued
2:00 pm Extinction Rebellion: East Bay general meeting @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Extinction Rebellion: East Bay general meeting @ South Berkeley Senior Center
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
We have taken your suggestions, reflections and feedback in order to craft an agenda for creating, together, a rebellious summer of nonviolent direct action. As many of you know, the UN just recently released a report showing that one million or more species are at risk of extinction due to a number of factors, not the least of which is climate change. We are in the midst of an emergency that requires us to rebel against business-as-usual. Are you ready? We need rebels of all kinds! Bring your energy, your … Continued
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 19 @ 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
4:30 pm Free Films, Food, + Forum: Black Diaspora @ Omni Commons
Free Films, Food, + Forum: Black Diaspora @ Omni Commons
May 19 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Liberated Lens invites you to a screening of short films across the Black Diaspora with a post-screening discussion with Aldane Walters & Marna Paintsil Anning. This event is free and food will be provided! Doors open at 4:30 pm on Sunday, May 19th at Omni Commons. This event is wheel chair accessible. For more information go to LiberatedLens.org or contact (510) 863-4331.66496
6:00 pm Earth Strike Bay Area Meeting @ Longhaul
Earth Strike Bay Area Meeting @ Longhaul
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Twitter: @EarthStrikeSFBA Facebook: @EarthStrikeBA We, the people of the world, are striking to save our planet. Leading climate scientists have warned that we only have until 2030 to prevent global temperature increases from exceeding 1.5ºC. At that time, many effects of Climate Change will be irreversible, and the consequences will be dire. If the global average temperature increases reach 2°C, the results will be catastrophic; famine, droughts, floods, wildfires, the spread of infectious diseases and mass extinction– all on an unprecedented global scale. It would mean the collapse of the … Continued
6:30 pm Bay Area Landless Peoples Alliance @ Omni Commons
Bay Area Landless Peoples Alliance @ Omni Commons
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Meeting of homeless activists and homed supporters from around the Bay Area. Resist!66465
6:30 pm Terry Amons Rally & Speak Out at Pittsburg City Council @ Pittsburg City Council
Terry Amons Rally & Speak Out at Pittsburg City Council @ Pittsburg City Council
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Terry Amons Rally & Speak Out at Pittsburg City Council @ Pittsburg City Council
Monday, May 20, 2019 6:30 pm SHARP Rally 7:00pm Speakout During Public Comment Period at the City Council Meeting Pittsburg City Council 65 Civic Ave Pittsburg, CA 94565 (One block North on Railroad Ave Exit off HWY 4) (Railroad Drive Stop at End of Line BART Extension Trolley) Contact Info: 510-674-8181 or 925-565-8393 or email: oscargrantcomittee.ogc@gmail.com Demand Number One: FIRE KILLER COP DILLON TINDALL The people of Pittsburg are NOT safe with trigger happy cop Dillon Tindall on the police force. He has shown bad judgement in killing Terry Amons … Continued
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 20 @ 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
12:00 pm Anti-Chevron Day: Confronting Corporate Bullies @ Chevron Refinery, Gate 19
Anti-Chevron Day: Confronting Corporate Bullies @ Chevron Refinery, Gate 19
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Anti-Chevron Day: Confronting Corporate Bullies @ Chevron Refinery, Gate 19
Join Amazon Watch, Diablo Rising Tide, Greenpeace USA, Idle No More SF Bay, and  Sunflower Alliance in Richmond at Chevron’s gates to protest its  brutal violations of environmental and human rights at home and all over the world. Speakers include: Amazon Watch Idle No More SF Bay Stand.Earth Andres Soto and more More info (if details aren’t up yet, check back in a few hours) 66514
4:30 pm Audit the Sheriff – Rally and Press Conference @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre
Audit the Sheriff – Rally and Press Conference @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre
May 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Tuesday May 21: Turn out for a rally and press conference followed by public comment. We need you to help us push #AuditAhern forward. The abuses committed by ACSO are unacceptable. We will not be silent. We will not be complacent. pic.twitter.com/WpsviplSC6— Ella Baker Center (@ellabakercenter) May 16, 2019 66572
5:30 pm CloseThe Loopholes in Oakland Rent Control @ Oakland City Hall Council Chambers,
CloseThe Loopholes in Oakland Rent Control @ Oakland City Hall Council Chambers,
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We don’t have to wait to repeal Costa Hawkins to fight displacement and stabilize the homes of thousands of tenants in Oakland NOW. Oakland City Council has the power to remove rent-control exemptions on thousands of currently owner-occupied duplex and triplex units in Oakland and protect the futures of families in thousands more. It’s time we demand they take action to stop displacement and rent gouging. Closing the rent stabilization loophole for owner-occupied 2-3 unit buildings would immediately: • Protect an estimated 5,100 tenants already living owner-occupied duplexes or triplex … Continued
6:00 pm Public Bank of the East Bay @ East Bay For Everyone
Public Bank of the East Bay @ East Bay For Everyone
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Come join us make public banking happen! Local public banking bill moves ahead May update: AB 857 has cleared all Assembly committees and will be coming up for an Assembly floor vote in late May. Local public banking is coming to California! State Assembly Bill 857, which will enable cities and counties to more easily establish their own banks, passed two crucial votes this week: on Monday, the Assembly Banking and Finance committee voted to pass it, and on Wednesday, the Assembly Local Government committee did the same. Next, our … Continued
6:30 pm Acquiring an Armored Vehicle – Oakland City Council @ Oakland City Hall
Acquiring an Armored Vehicle – Oakland City Council @ Oakland City Hall
May 21 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Agenda Item 12 (Acquisition of Bearcat armored vehicle) The Josh Pawlik killing in March 2018 is a key event conditioning responses to this request to approve the acquisition of a second Bearcat. In that event, OPD deployed its existing Bearcat, as well as officers armed with AR-15 assault rifles. Compliance Director Robert Warshaw and the Executive Force Review Board pointed out that “officers did not use the armored vehicle as cover. They utilized it as a shooting platform.” (see attached, p. 2) The killing was wholly preventable. Yet OPD’s review … Continued
6:30 pm Tell the City Council: Coal Outta Richmond @ Richmond City Hall
Tell the City Council: Coal Outta Richmond @ Richmond City Hall
May 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Tell the City Council: Coal Outta Richmond @ Richmond City Hall
We need to tell the Richmond City Council to phase out coal operations at every meeting of the council.  A couple of people speaking  at each meeting can be effective in keeping council members aware of the urgency of this issue and the popular support for the ordinance phasing out coal, presently with the city attorney’s office.  In addition, it publicizes the issue to those who watch the televised (and archived) meeting or read the on-line minutes. The opportunity to speak up about coal is during the Open Forum. This time … Continued
7:00 pm Socialist Night School Film Night: The Battle of Chile @ East Bay Community Space
Socialist Night School Film Night: The Battle of Chile @ East Bay Community Space
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Socialist Night School takes a post-convention breather on May 21 for our first film night, the second session in our three-part series on imperialism and internationalism. We’ll be holding a special screening of Part I of Patricio Guzman’s The Battle of Chile, the legendary documentary about the social revolution that brought Salvador Allende to power in Chile in the 1970s and its violent repression. Here’s your chance to see what the Village Voice called “the major political film of our times.” We will also have LaCroix and snacks! See the … Continued
8:00 am Lawsuit Trial Date: Berkeley’s Homeless v City of Berkeley @ Federal Courthouse, Courtroom 12, 19th floor
Lawsuit Trial Date: Berkeley’s Homeless v City of Berkeley @ Federal Courthouse, Courtroom 12, 19th floor
May 22 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
A trial will be held to determine whether the City of Berkeley persecuted First They Came for the Homeless, aka The Poor Tour, a group of politicized homeless individuals, for their political activities. Jury selection commences on the 20th.66470
7:00 pm LIBERATE THE CAGED VOICES @ Octopus Literary Salon
LIBERATE THE CAGED VOICES @ Octopus Literary Salon
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
California Prison Focus presents “Liberate the Caged Voices”, to foster engagement between the community and those living behind bars through music, letters, and poetry. 66569
7:00 pm Review of Berkeley Police surveillance policies @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Review of Berkeley Police surveillance policies @ South Berkeley Senior Center
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
This police review commission meeting will feature a discussion on the Berkeley Police Department’s surveillance policies regarding the following: +Body Worn Cameras +Automatic License Plate Readers +GPS Trackers +More? There will also be a discussion on data collection and analysis from police stops. Public comment will be at the very start of the meeting, with additional time at the very end of the meeting. Heads Up… local Blue Lives Matters activist Christine Schwartz will be at the meeting filming public speakers for the purposes of harassment. She has habitually been … Continued
5:00 pm Toward a Regional Climate Emergency Mobilization @ New Berkeley City Hall, 6th Floor
Toward a Regional Climate Emergency Mobilization @ New Berkeley City Hall, 6th Floor
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Toward a Regional Climate Emergency Mobilization @ New Berkeley City Hall, 6th Floor
Now that the cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, and San Francisco have committed to emergency climate mobilization, regional action is the necessary next step. City council members in Berkeley and Richmond are leading an effort to organize a regional meeting next fall, to start planning specific Bay Area-wide strategies for a just transition to a green economy. The goals of this campaign are to: Pass Climate Emergency Declarations and Fossil Fuel Free Resolutions with explicit commitments to an emergency climate mobilization and just transition across municipalities and regulatory bodies of … Continued
6:00 pm Movie Night at Reem’s @ Reem's Bakery
Movie Night at Reem’s @ Reem's Bakery
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Movie Nights at Reem’s The Arab Film and Media Institute and Reem’s are partnering to bring some of our favorite Arab films to Oakland. Screenings are free + the amazing team at Reem’s will be serving the full menu throughout the evening.  And that’s not all! There will be movie snacks (including za’atar popcorn!), April 11: Refugee Stories Far from a one-size-fits-all marking of “experience” so often depicted on Western media outlets when it comes to the plight of the refugee, this program of 5 powerful short documentaries spotlight the … Continued
6:00 pm Wellstone Club: “Alameda County Politics, Urgent and Overlooked: Sheriff Ahern, Public Safety, Sanctuary, Housing @ Humanist Hall
Wellstone Club: “Alameda County Politics, Urgent and Overlooked: Sheriff Ahern, Public Safety, Sanctuary, Housing @ Humanist Hall
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Speakers Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, District 3 Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, District 5 Brian Hofer, Chair of Oakland Privacy Commission potluck at 6PM – meeting at 6:45PM Please Bring Something to Share 66452
6:30 pm Beer and Roses DSA Labor Social @ Blind Tiger
Beer and Roses DSA Labor Social @ Blind Tiger
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join East Bay DSA’s Labor Committee for their regular Beer and Roses Social! Hang out with other members who are interested in the labor movement, hear about what’s happening in the East Bay DSA Labor Committee, and learn how you can get involved!  65416
10:00 am Friday’s for the Future #FridaysForFuture @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre
Friday’s for the Future #FridaysForFuture @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
By Young Adults from St. Paul’s Episcopal School About #FridaysForFuture #FridaysForFuture is a movement that began in August 2018, after 15 years old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every schoolday for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis. She posted what she was doing on Instagram and Twitter and it soon went viral. On the 8th of September, Greta decided to continue striking every Friday until the Swedish policies provided a safe pathway well under 2-degree C, i.e. in line … Continued
12:00 pm Free Chelsea Manning Oakland Weekly Friday Vigil
Free Chelsea Manning Oakland Weekly Friday Vigil
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
TILL SHE IS FREE OR MARYTRED YEAH IT/S VERY SERIOUS BASTA !!! FREE CHELSEA MANNING WEEKLY VIGIL optional after meeting/party rain cancels.66601
4:00 pm The Housed for the Unhoused @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Housed for the Unhoused @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Housed folks: show up this Friday w/ POOR Magazine in solidarity with your unhoused neighbors who are getting swept & criminalized all over the Bay. This brutality won't end until housed & unhoused folks stand together. 1pm SF City Hall4pm Oakland City Hall#StopTheSweeps pic.twitter.com/OyyWlaewQ8— DSA San Francisco (@DSA_SF) May 22, 2019 66609
7:00 pm Memorial for Homeless Berkeley Resident William Caldeira, aka ‘300’
11:30 am Families Belong Together | Peaceful Action Protest
Families Belong Together | Peaceful Action Protest
May 25 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
The U.S. government lost track of some 1,475 immigrant children, perhaps more, who were placed in sponsor homes. At least 389 migrant children have been separated from their families since a federal judge ruled to stop the practice in June 2018. Families are still being separated at an alarming rate. Babies and young children continue to be exposed to inhumane conditions. WE MUST CONTINUE TO BRING AWARENESS OF THIS ISSUE TO OUR COMMUNITIES AND TO MAKE A STAND AGAINST THIS PRACTICE. Please join us for a PEACEFUL PROTEST on SATURDAY, … Continued
12:00 pm AFRICAN LIBERATION DAY @ Tassafaronga Center
AFRICAN LIBERATION DAY @ Tassafaronga Center
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  The All African People’s Revolutionary Party and Eastside Arts Alliance invite you to African Liberation Day, featuring solidarity statements from the Haiti Action Committee, performance by Mistah Fab, food and more!     66607
1:00 pm Reception & Book Talk: Ghosts of Gold Mountain @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Reception & Book Talk: Ghosts of Gold Mountain @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Book talk and signing with Gordon H. Chang for Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese who Built the Transcontinental Railroad. GHOSTS OF GOLD MOUNTAIN: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, on sale May 7, 2019) by award-winning scholar Gordon H. Chang is a groundbreaking account that draws on unprecedented research to recover the Chinese railroad workers’ stories and celebrate their role in remaking America. An invaluable correction of a great historical injustice, GHOSTS OF GOLD MOUNTAIN returns these … Continued
3:00 pm Earth Strike: Now or Never Rally @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Earth Strike: Now or Never Rally @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Governments worldwide, especially the US, are failing to act on climate change.  Hundreds of millions if not billions will face the wrath of natural disasters that an be prevented through cooperative action.  They won’t listen – we need to force them. Rally the world for a general strike!66592
3:00 pm KPFA Movie Matinee: Mi Familia @ New Parkway Theater
KPFA Movie Matinee: Mi Familia @ New Parkway Theater
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
“When I was born here, this was Mexico, and where I die, this is still Mexico.” El Californio, from Mi Familia. A second-generation Mexican immigrant narrates his family history, beginning with the journey of his father, Jose, across Mexico to Los Angeles where he meets Maria, and starts a family. Each subsequent generation contends with political and social hardships, ranging from illegal deportations in the 1940s to racial tensions and gang fights in the ’60s and ’70s. Yet through it all, or perhaps because of it, the family remains strong. Join … Continued