Oakland - West Coast Regional Organizing Conference

Event Information
Date: 
Sat, 2011-02-12 12:00 - 17:00
Location: 
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street (Telegraph and Broadway)
Oakland, CA
United States

Oakland flyerWest Coast Regional Conference of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression

Saturday, February 12th, 12 noon to 4 pm

Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street (Telegraph and Broadway) Oakland, California.

Take Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) 3/4 of a mile from 19th Street station, Oakland.

The agenda will include:

Updates and discussion with targets of FBI and Grand Jury political repression—Anh Pham, Hatem Abudayyeh, Thistle Parker-Hartog, and Tom Burke. As well attorney Bruce Nestor of the National Lawyers’ Guild

Discussion about the significance of the case for our groups and movements

A panel: “Speak out Against Repression” –struggles against political repression past and present

Plans for the future of this fight—Action Plan

 

 

Comments

Authority for Endorsement and Representation

I have been authorized to represent the IWW sfgmb, NorCal ISM, and FPM at the West Coast Regional Conference in Oakland February 12th.

At our monthly meeting February 3rd, the San Francisco Bay Area General Membership Branch (sfgmb) of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), the following Motion passed unanimously:

“1) The sfgmb urges the GEB/GDC [“General Executive Board/General Defense Committee”] to formally endorse the Committee to Stop FBI Repression (CSFR) as a focus of GDC action and to encourage local participation in its activities.

2) We urge the GEB/GDC to condemn the use of Federal Grand Juries as a means of suppressing political dissent and progressive actions and to actively support those labor and community activists who have refused to appear before those grand juries.

3) The sfgmb endorses the February 12th SF [Oakland] Conference [http://www.stopfbi.net/events/committee-stop-fbi-repression/2-12-11/oakland-west-coast-regional-organizing-conference] and that sparrow be delegated to represent the sfgmb with the Bay Area Committee to Stop FBI Repression at such conference and present a written report at our March gmb meeting.”

I have also been authorized to endorse the Bay Area Committee to Stop FBI Repression by both the International Solidarity Movement - Northern California (NorCal ISM) [norcalism@lists.riseup.net] and the Free Palestine Movement (FPM) [fpm-organizing@googlegroups.com] and to represent both organizations at the West Coast Regional Conference in Oakland February 12th.

Utah: Revolutionary Students Union

The Revolutionary Students Union will be sending a small group of people to attend the conference. We're working on housing and plans for that weekend now.