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1:00 am Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Oct 15 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office | Berkeley | California | United States
The Post Office has put the Berkeley Post Office up for sale!! Come and help plan our next actions in defense of our post office and against privatization. Last week we learned that perfidious Post Office Executives, who only the week before had sent a letter to the Berkeley City Council offering to negotiate until at least November 12th, had had CBRE (Richard Blum’s company) list the downtown Berkeley Post Office for sale. Check out the video of Peter Byrne’s talk last week at our Save the Post Office Rally! … Continued
1:00 am Occupy Forum: Brutal and Unequal @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Occupy Forum: Brutal and Unequal @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Oct 15 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
Brutal and Unequal: Disruption, Precarity and the New Tech Boom with Darwin Bond-Graham and Ryan Smith “The tech sector,” said sociologist and writer Darwin Bond-Graham, “has obtained a strategic power over the rest of the economy … Flows of income and distributions of wealth have been equally transformed by the rise of the tech-centric economy, as by the rise of finance.” The ideology of the new tech boom is disruption, “a code word for forms of sabotage that benefit a few monopolizing corporations,” Bond-Graham said. A key to fighting back … Continued
1:30 am Capitalism is Broken: Can We Workers Win Something Better. @ First Christian Church
Capitalism is Broken: Can We Workers Win Something Better. @ First Christian Church
Oct 15 @ 1:30 am – 4:00 am
Discussion sponsored by the ISO. There are many specters haunting Oakland–from BART managers who care more about beating the union than running the trains to police harassment, from low wages and lost jobs to drug war violence. For young people looking for work, as for homeowners struggling to pay mortgages, capitalism offers only bad choices. Democratic politicians we elect, like Republicans, pay more attention to the rich who give them money than to our real needs, while most of us don’t even theoretically have a say in how real estate … Continued