Tuesday, September 25 • 6:00 pm
Speak Out Against BDP at Berkeley City Council Meeting
Come to the Berkeley City Council meeting on Tuesday 9/25 at 6pm to support an ordinance barring release of photos and personal information by Berkeley Police except in the case of an imminent threat to public safety. As recently exposed via FOIA filings by the Lucy Parsons Lab & Berkeley Copwatch, and reported by the East Bay Express & Guardian, BPD established a “Twitter protocol” that has targeted anti-racist and anti-fascist counter protestors opposing far-right rallies in order to “create a counter-narrative” validating the need for their militarized force.
BPD's social medial strategy - the “flow from jail to Twitter” - involves arresting protestors, posting mug shots and personal information to social media, and tracking re-tweets and likes. While these first amendment arrests regularly result in no formal charges or convictions, BPD’s actions have repeatedly subjected individuals to doxxing by the far-right & endangered their families. Show up and support the ordinance barring these practices!
Location: City Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA
Saturday, September 22 • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bystander Training: Rapid Response to ICE & Law Enforcement Actions
Join us for this collaborative training between the Alameda County Immigration Legal and Education Partnership (ACILEP) and the Anti Police Terror Project (APTP). When we talk about sanctuary and community defense, we need to prepare to protect each other from all forms of state violence and create community where we can all live and thrive. That's why we're coming together to learn from each other and strengthen our work. For more information and to register, please fill out this form.
Location: Oakland Public Library, Main Branch, 125 14th Street, Oakland, CA
Monday, September 10 • 10:00 am - Friday, September 14
It Takes Roots - Solidarity to Solutions #Sol2Sol Week
Thousands marched in San Francisco this past Saturday in the largest climate march the West Coast has ever seen. The mobilization kicked off It Takes Roots - Solidarity to Solutions (#Sol2Sol) Week which will take place as a counterpoint to the Global Climate Action Summit and lift up grassroots frontline community solutions that address the interlinked crises of climate, economic, and racial justice. See full schedule of events and learn more here.
Location: Saturday march starts at 10 am, Embarcadero Plaza, San Francisco; other activities at various venues in San Francisco
Friday, September 7 • 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Rally for Community Resilience in the Face of Climate Disasters
On the weekend of the last Urban Shield, the militarized war games and weapons expo put on by Alameda County Sheriff Ahern, join the Stop Urban Shield Coalition in a rally outside of Ahern's Office to solidify our victory against Urban Shield, connect militarization with climate disaster, and demand real community based preparedness and response to natural and man-made disasters.
Location: 1401 Lakeside, Oakland (Alameda County Sheriff's Office)