Occupy Oakland Protester Convicted of Smashing OPD Windows, Sued by Oakland, May Be Vindicated

An activist who was pursued by the City of Oakland for criminal vandalism and restitution is challenging his conviction four years later. César Aguirre was convicted for allegedly smashing the windows of the OPD Internal Affairs and Recruiting Offices during the Occupy Oakland General Strike of November 2-3, 2011. Aguirre has now filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus challenging his conviction based on the prosecution's failure to disclose material evidence.

NLGSF Files Suit Against Berkeley For Police Brutality Against Black Lives Matter Protesters and Journalists

Eleven people who were clubbed, teargassed, slammed to the ground, shot with impact munitions or groundlessly arrested by the police during a December 6, 2014, Berkeley demonstration sued the City of Berkeley, then-City Manager Christine Daniel, Chief Michael Meehan, the City of Hayward, and Berkeley and Hayward officers in federal court today. The plaintiffs include journalists who were covering the demonstration, as well as demonstrators. They are seeking to revamp how Berkeley polices demonstrations, as well as to be compensated for their injuries.

Testimonial Dinner Organizing Meeting

January 12, 2016

January 12, 2016

Organize our chapter's most important and largest fundraising event of the year. Our annual Testimonial Dinner is set for Saturday, April 9, 2016 and we'd love to have more members contributing to this great event. Help us honor members and the community. Help us throw a party!

Testimonial Dinner Organizing Meeting Tuesday, January 12, 2016 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Location Law Office of Jeff Wozniak 1663 Mission Street, Suite 200 (Mission and Duboce), SF, CA

Lawyering for the People: Kevin Cooper, the Death Penalty & Mass Incarceration

November 6, 2015

A panel presented by the San Francisco Law School & UC Hastings Chapters of the National Lawyers Guild

When: Friday, November 6, 2015
Where: UC Hastings College of Law, Room A, 198 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Please join our esteemed panel for a discussion of the legal issues surrounding the wrongful conviction of Kevin Cooper, the death penalty and mass incarceration of People of Color.

Discussion on Radical Legal Support & Collectively Resisting the Legal System

November 8, 2015

With political repression on the rise in America, it's incumbent on activists to understand the full set of police tactics used to suppress dissent and the ways in which collective action can be used to resist those tactics.

Join activist, author and legal worker Kris Hermes at 518 Valencia on Sunday, November 8th at 2pm for a discussion on his new book, Crashing the Party: Legacies and Lessons from the RNC 2000 (PM Press), including the origins of contemporary protest policing and methods of collective resistance to the legal system.

Chapter Membership Meeting: Food Justice and the NLG

November 10, 2015

Our annual membership meeting will be Tuesday, November 10th at the Rockridge Branch of the Oakland Library, 5366 College Avenue. This will be the first opportunity for members to cast their ballots in our chapter elections. We will also discuss food justice guidelines for the NLG. Voting and a reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., program will begin at 6 p.m.

Click here for more information on the chapter elections.

Holiday Party & Auction

December 5, 2015

Celebrate the start of the Holiday Season with friends and NLG comrades as we look ahead to a new year advancing the struggle for social justice! Bid on great getaways and holiday gifts: vacation homes in Paris, Costa Rica, and Stinson Beach; plus much more! Enjoy free food and merriment.

NLGSF Holiday Party & Auction
Saturday December 5th, 5 - 8 p.m.
Uptown Body & Fender 401 26th Street in Oakland

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