Calendar

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Oct
23
Mon
Medicare for All in California – Rally in Sacramento @ State Capitol
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The movement for Medicare for All in California continues! Join us in Sacramento on October 23rd and 24th to rally in support for SB 562 at the State Capitol during the Select Committee Hearing on Healthcare.

Instead of moving SB 562 forward,  Speaker Rendon has blocked the democratic process by stalling the bill, and created a “Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage,” with absolutely no legislative authority. The first select committee hearings will be held on these 2 days in Sacramento with apparently little time scheduled for public comment.

We will hold rallies on the North Steps of the State Capitol building from 11am  12pm to urge legislators move SB 562 forward without delay. Join us and bring a friend or two!

 

Medicare for All activists made history last weekend in California!  We organized over 100 grassroots actions in ALL 80 Assembly Districts statewide and hundreds of volunteers spent the entire weekend knocking on doors, collecting petition signatures and making phone calls to their local Assemblymembers and CA Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.  We spoke with over ten thousand of our neighbors to build support for guaranteed healthcare for all Californians and to urge our elected officials to move SB 562, the Healthy California Act, forward in the legislature.

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Divest the Globe @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Oct 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

On October 23rd, ninety-two of the world’s largest banks will meet in São Paolo, Brazil to discuss policies on the climate and Indigenous People’s rights to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC). These banks include Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) financiers such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, and many more. Mazaska Talks is calling on indigenous people and allies everywhere to join us for 3 days of mass global action that make it clear to the banks: Financing climate disaster and the abuse of Indigenous Peoples will result in a massive global divestment movement.

Join us in a prayer circle in front of Oakland city hall at 11:30 a.m. where we will gather together for a teach in, round dance, and a prayerful walk with opportunities for people to divest from banks. Please come with positive intentions and willingness to learn about the importance of divestment and a refresh about the Standing Rock movement.

Idle No More SF Bay, DOME (defenders of mother earth) Huichin, SF Defund DAPL and others including around the globe invites you to join us October 23rd for an afternoon teach in and prayer walk to #DivesttheGlobe

Are you still waiting on the right moment to divest yourself from these banks? This action will give you that opportunity to divest yourself as we will be having a “bank of shame” walk to Citibank, Wells Fargo, and JP Morgan Chase banks to do so. We are here to support you during this transition and will have members from credit unions and benifical banks from Oakland to teach us more about these community based banks.

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Divest the Globe Huichin @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre
Oct 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

On October 23rd, ninety-two of the world’s largest banks will meet in São Paolo, Brazil to vote on a policy that upholds indigenous people’s right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent  (FPIC) to allow or disallow projects on their lands. These banks include Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) financiers such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, and more. As Energy Transfer (the company behind DAPL) made clear in their lawsuit against Greenpeace and others,

DIVESTMENT WORKS.

There is a coalition working on divestment in Huichin (East Bay of San Francisco). Join us in a prayer circle outside of the plaza in front of Oakland city hall. Many active environmental/social justice members and organizations will gather together for a teach in, round dance, and a prayerful walk with opportunities for people to divest from banks listed above that day.

For more information please contact inmsfbay@gmail.com

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Tax the Rich rally @ In front of old Oaks Theater
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sing songs with Ocupella and hold signs, use a sign created by Tax the Rich or create your own on the GOP-Trump tax plan.

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SHOULD RESISTORS RUN FOR OFFICE? JOIN THE CONVERSATION!
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join this open grassroots conversation about 2018 elections and the role of activists, if any, in this space. We need your input.

Hosted by Community READY Corps

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OccupyForum: America’s colonial history in Puerto Rico @ The Black and Brown Social Club
Oct 23 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue
on all sides of these critically important issues!

How America’s colonial history
in Puerto Rico is reflected in its current political and economic crises,
and how shock doctrine policy threatens us all

In Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is still operating

50 Disaster Recovery Centers to help residents recovering from Hurricane Harvey. In Florida, FEMA is running 18 Disaster Recovery Centers to help residents there after Hurricane Irma. In Puerto Rico 83% of the people living there – all U.S. citizens – remain without power after being hit by Hurricane Maria. But Trump threatened Thursday to withdraw FEMA, the military and other federal officials from the struggling island. “We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders in P.R. forever!” he tweeted. It had been 22 daays since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico.

To characterize Trump’s response to the hurricanes in Puerto Rico vs. his response to the same in Texas as “racist” is a foregone conclusion. But to better understand the U.S./Puerto Rico relationship helps us to understand the “Shock Doctrine” politics   that threaten us all. As we have seen in a rapidly growing number of circumstances, when colonialism, imperialism, racism, free market capitalism, (including debt crisis), and climate change converge, the population is left reeling and vulnerable to man-made disaster.

Indeed, at a news conference last week, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló warned that without significant help, “millions” could leave for the U.S. mainland.

“You’re not going to get hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans moving to the States  you’re going to get millions,” Rosselló said. “You’re going to get millions, creating a devastating demographic shift for us here in Puerto Rico.” The draconian immigration policies introduced by the Trump regime are the icing on the cake.

OccupyForum will be led by our frequent contributor Professor George Wright, who will take us through Puerto Rican-American relations up to the present, and help us understand the warning signs for us all.

Time will be allotted for announcements. Donations to Occupy Forum to cover costs are encouraged; no one turned away

http://www.msnbc.com/nerding-out/watch/america-s-fraught-history-with-puerto-rico-494366787773

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Film: Dolores @ New Parkway Theater
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dolores

Dolores Huerta bucks 1950s gender conventions by starting the country’s first farm worker’s union with fellow organizer Cesar Chavez. What starts out as a struggle for racial and labor justice, soon becomes a fight for gender equality within the same union she is eventually forced to leave. As she wrestles with raising 11 children, three marriages, and is nearly beaten to death by a San Francisco tactical police squad, Dolores emerges with a vision that connects her new found feminism with racial and class justice.

(95 Minutes)

The New Parkway – Theater 2
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Oct
24
Tue
Medicare for All in California – Rally in Sacramento @ State Capitol
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The movement for Medicare for All in California continues! Join us in Sacramento on October 23rd and 24th to rally in support for SB 562 at the State Capitol during the Select Committee Hearing on Healthcare.

Instead of moving SB 562 forward,  Speaker Rendon has blocked the democratic process by stalling the bill, and created a “Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage,” with absolutely no legislative authority. The first select committee hearings will be held on these 2 days in Sacramento with apparently little time scheduled for public comment.

We will hold rallies on the North Steps of the State Capitol building from 11am  12pm to urge legislators move SB 562 forward without delay. Join us and bring a friend or two!

 

Medicare for All activists made history last weekend in California!  We organized over 100 grassroots actions in ALL 80 Assembly Districts statewide and hundreds of volunteers spent the entire weekend knocking on doors, collecting petition signatures and making phone calls to their local Assemblymembers and CA Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.  We spoke with over ten thousand of our neighbors to build support for guaranteed healthcare for all Californians and to urge our elected officials to move SB 562, the Healthy California Act, forward in the legislature.

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EVICTION RESISTANCE PARTY @ HERE/THERE on the Berkeley/Oakland border, across from Sweet Adeline bakery
Oct 24 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 25 @ 11:45 pm

You’re invited to an

EVICTION RESISTANCE PARTY

The evening of Tuesday, Oct. 24

through Wednesday morning,

as long as necessary.

The camping community HERE/THERE has been practicing consensus government and responsible urban camping at its present location for more than nine months. Multiple members of City Council have called us “a model community”. So why has “someone” in the city government told BART to get rid of us?

We were only given three days notice: they will seize our property and force us onto the street some time on Tuesday. This eviction order is illegal. Help us resist it by coming out to shout at the pigs and enjoying a potluck Eviction Resistance Party. Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning, as long as necessary. Also, you can contact Lateefah Simon, the BART board director for our district, through https://www.lateefahforbart.com/contact and Rebecca Saltzman, chair of the BART Board of Directors whose district represents many people in Berkeley and Oakland: 

Rebecca Saltzman, Chair, BART Board, Director, District 7
Rebecca.Saltzman@bart.gov
@rebeccaforBART
510 464-6095

 

COPS GO HOME

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Bring a camera. This is also a good time to donate food, water, and any kind of survival equipment.

If they do manage to evict us, we’re going straight to City Hall, where we’re going to raise a hell of a ruckus. In that event, we will need help with transport and temporary storage of property. So maybe bring a pickup or a van, just in case?

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“Beyond the Messy Truth, How We Came Apart, How We Come Together.” @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM present:

Advance tickets: $15: brownpapertickets.com T: 800-838-3006  or Marcus Books, Books Inc/Berkeley,  Pegasus Books (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

“We should all be listening to Van Jones… His vision for American politics calls forward the best of who we are, so that we can engage with humanity and solve real problems together.”
—Ai-jen Poo, director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

 “Those of us who truly believe in the power of love and aloha welcome Beyond the Messy Truth with open arms, in the hope that it will be read by those from all parts of the country and all points on the political spectrum. This book will help start conversations and bring people together to find common ground and work toward a better America.”
—Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. congress- woman, Hawaii

“Whether you agree or disagree with him, Van Jones’s voice has become an integral part of our national political debate. He is one of the most provocative and interesting political figures in the country.”
— Senator Bernie Sanders

Van Jones is a CNN political contributor and host of the recurring CNN primetime special The Messy Truth with Van Jones. A graduate of the University of Tennessee and Yale Law School, he was a special adviser to the Obama White House and is the author of two New York Times bestsellers. Jones founded the social justice accelerator the Dream Corps and has led numerous social and environmental justice enterprises, including the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, and Green For All. He has earned many honors, including the World Economic Forum’s “Young Global Leader” designation and a Webby Special Achievement Award, and he has been named one of Rolling Stone’s 12 Leaders Who Get Things Done, and Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

David Talbot is an American progressive journalist, author and media executive. He is the founder, former CEO and editor-in-chief of one of the first web magazines, Salon, which he founded in 1995, Talbot has worked as a senior editor for Mother Jones magazine and a features editor for The San Francisco Examiner, and has written for Time magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and other publications. His other books include Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, Devil Dog, Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love, and the recent The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA,and the Rise of America’s Secret Government.

Signed copies of The Messy Truth will be available for purchase.

KPFA benefit

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VAN JONES “Beyond the Messy Truth, How We Came Apart, How We Come Together.” @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Van Jones is a CNN political contributor and host of the recurring CNN primetime special The Messy Truth with Van Jones. A graduate of the University of Tennessee and Yale Law School, he was a special adviser to the Obama White House and is the author of two New York Times bestsellers. Jones founded the social justice accelerator the Dream Corps and has led numerous social and environmental justice enterprises, including the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, and Green For All. He has earned many honors, including the World Economic Forum’s “Young Global Leader” designation and a Webby Special Achievement Award, and he has been named one of Rolling Stone’s 12 Leaders Who Get Things Done, and Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

David Talbot is an American progressive journalist, author and media executive. He is the founder, former CEO and editor-in-chief of one of the first web magazines, Salon, which he founded in 1995, Talbot has worked as a senior editor for Mother Jones magazine and a features editor for The San Francisco Examiner, and has written for Time magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and other publications. His other books include Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, Devil Dog, Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love, and the recent The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA,and the Rise of America’s Secret Government.

Signed copies of The Messy Truth will be available for purchase.

KPFA benefit

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Oct
25
Wed
Usher in the rise of coops in Richmond! @ Rich City Rides Bike Skate Cooperative Shop
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Worker cooperatives are businesses that are owned and controlled by the people who work in them. Coops provide a promising way for communities to create good, dignified jobs; and in the Bay Area, coops such as Arizmendi are long-standing community institutions.

Under the mayorship of Gayle McLaughlin, Richmond promoted coops in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis by creating a position to support the development of coops. Today, a relatively new organization, Cooperation Richmond, is continuing that mission by providing a range of services, including education, “matchmaking” for prospective cooperative starters and co-owners, coaching and a loan fund.

Want to learn more about how coops strengthen Richmond’s economy, or interested in joining/starting a coop yourself?  Join Cooperation Richmond – happy hour libations and snacks will be provided!

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Oct
26
Thu
A History of Fascism: Lessons for Today’s Anti-Fascist Resistance @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the National Lawyer’s Guild San Francisco Bay Area
for our October community-membership meeting.

In the United States and internationally fascism is on the rise and with it growing anti-fascist opposition. Explicitly and implicitly fascist parties and individuals are in the highest levels of government while vigilante forces are enacting racist, xenophobic, misogynistic, homophobic and transphobic violence.

Furthermore, elements of the right-wing government and local and federal police forces are make false equations between fascist and anti-fascist action and collaborating to target anti-fascists and calling for vigilante protection of elected officials. From the rise of today’s fascism in Japan and Korea to Hindtuva to Europe to Black resistance in the United States, panelists will offer histories and current assessments of fascism and resistance. The discuss will focus on lessons for today’s strategies of opposition to fascism and white supremacy.

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The Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan @ Ecology Center
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Join us for a fascinating slideshow presentation with Andy Couturier, author of the newly released book, The Abundance of Less. In his photos and essays, Couturier captures the texture of sustainable lives well lived in ten profiles of ordinary-yet-exceptional-men and women who left behind mainstream existences in urban Japan to live surrounded by the luxuries of nature, art, friends, delicious food, and an abundance of time. Space is limited, RSVP here.

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Oct
28
Sat
Socialism or Barbarism Fall Conference @ Valley Life Sciences Building at UC Berkeley
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Over the past 10 months of the Trump administration, we’ve seen a barrage of right-wing atrocities and social suffering from the far-right carnival of hate in Charlottesville, to the unnatural disasters of Harvey and Irma, to Trumps nuclear saber-rattling with North Korea, to the Trump administration ending DACA protections.

At the root of the crimes and outrages of this era are the priorities of a capitalist system controlled by a small elite of the wealthiest and most powerful people.

There are struggles for change in many different corners of society, each with their own histories and dynamics. But waging them most effectively requires an understanding of how they are connected and dependent on each other and how, together, they can contribute to a broader struggle to change the rules of the game for good.

We need to build a left-wing resistance that doesn’t let the right go unopposed. We need to protest the reactionaries wherever they appear, and not go along with the liberal advice to ignore them and they will go away because they won’t. We need to claim the right of free speech for ourselves to make our opposition heard.

But we need something else as well: a left that puts forward a political alternative to the rights scapegoating and hate. This is the case for joining the struggle for socialism today. The disasters of capitalism are as numerous and obvious as they have ever beenand so is the need to do something now to achieve a socialist future.

The Bay Area Marxism Conference will draw together hundreds of socialists and activists from the Bay Area for workshops on Marxist theory, history and practice  and discussions about how to use those politics to build an urgently needed socialist movement today.

Schedule:
Registration 12-1pm
Workshops: 1-5pm
Plenary 6-7pm

Workshops include:

Morbid Symptoms: How Do We Fight the Rise of the Far Right

Marxism, Class, and Oppression

The 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution:
The Inspired Frenzy of History

What Kind of Party do we Need?

Evening Plenary: Building the Left, Fighting the Right: Perspectives for Socialists Today

Contact us via email if you require daycare or have any any questions.

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Liberation in the Trump Era: Abolitionist Campaigns with Critical Resistance @ Alter Space
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Critical Resistance invites you to join us for a conversation on how abolition is a neccesary and comprehensive way to fight state violence in this current moment.

For almost 20 years, Critical Resistance has been building a movement to increase community wellbeing and fight the harms of policing, surveillance and imprisonment. Come hear from experienced organizers talk about campaigns and projects that are designed to combat white supremacy and advance liberation.

Ellen Barry, cofounder of Critical Resistance and Legal Services for Prisoners with Children; Lara Kiswani from Arab Resource and Organizing Center and the Stop Urban Shield coalition; Maisa Morrar from the Oakland Power Projects; and Chance Grable and Woods Ervin from Critical Resistance

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An Evening with DAPL Saboteurs @ Omni Commons
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

An Evening with DAPL Saboteurs Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya: How and Why Two Women Went from Protesting to Sabotage to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Jessica Reznicek, 35, and Ruby Montoya, 27, both of Des Moines, held a news conference Monday outside the Iowa Utilities Board’s offices where they provided a detailed description of their deliberate efforts to stop the pipeline’s completion…

Both women are involved in Iowa’s Catholic Worker social justice movement and they described their pipeline sabotage as a “direct action” campaign that began on Election Day 2016. They said their first incident of destruction involved burning at least five pieces of heavy equipment on the pipeline route in northwest Iowa’s Buena Vista County. 

Full article

Jessica and Ruby need your support to spread the word!
They think they will likely be indicted soon and in jail awaiting trial. So the event is necessarily being organized on short notice. We need every person to help get the word out. If you are part of an organization, please consider emailing your list. Please share on facebook and twitter. Jessica and Ruby need all the support we can give. Thanks very much ♥

More info:
In the fall of 2016, while the epic battle over Indigenous Rights and fossil fuel infrastructure was being waged in Standing Rock, ND against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), Catholic Workers Ruby Montoya and Jessica Reznicek sabotaged DAPL over and over during its construction near their home in Iowa, successfully delaying the destructive oil project for many weeks.

Recently, they revealed what they had done to the world, despite never being caught in the act.

How did this happen?
They taught themselves how to do sabotage. They had no special skills.

What does it prove?
1. For those who can, successful sabotage is doable and you don’t have to get caught.
2. The idea that the state and corporations are somehow “omniscient” and “undefeatable” is not true.

This changes the field for all environmentalists – and all people who work for change.

Come join Ruby and Jessica and learn about and discuss their decisions and action to do everything they could to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

This event is for everyone. Whether you agree with Jessica and Ruby’s actions completely or not. Everyone who comes with respect and is genuinely interested in a productive dialogue is welcome.

The Global Climate Crisis is forcing people who never imagined or wanted to do anything like Jessica’s and Ruby’s actions to question and re-evaluate what they’re willing to do to confront it. And ask ourselves whether we are willing to support actions like these after they occur – even though some of us would never want to or be able to engage in actions like these ourselves.

With forests on fire, seas rising, super storms ripping apart the coastlines and so many of the most vulnerable people and wild things being hurt by climate change, combined with an emboldened fascism on the rise, it feels more than ever like the world is being murdered right before our eyes. More than ever it’s becoming clear to more and more of us that we must rely on each other to be able to stop this destruction and organized hatred.

Perhaps this evening – for those who would like – can be a time for soul searching.

Our hope lies in the fact that we are capable of so much more than we can even imagine. Jessica and Ruby are just one example of this.

What will be the one step forward into a place of discomfort or fear that you take?

What do you need to get there?

We invite you to an evening where we can all be amongst people who care as much as we do and share from our hearts.

Brought to you by your friends in struggle, Diablo Rising Tide.

P.S. We’ll be collecting donations for Jessica and Ruby.

#NoDAPL
#WaterisLife
#MiniWiconi
#DirectActionGetstheGoods

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Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas  @ Omni Commons
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Co-sponsored by PM Press and Liberated Lens. The author will facilitate a community discussion with a panel of video activists from various fields. $5-10 donation, but no one turned away!

Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas offers the first full-length study that charts the historical trajectory of anarchist-inflected video activism from the late 1960s to the present. Two predominant trends emerge from this social movement-based video activism: 1) anarchist-inflected processes increasingly structure its production, distribution, and exhibition practices; and 2) video does not simply represent collective actions and events, but also serves as a form of activist practice in and of itself from the moment of recording to its later distribution and exhibition. Video plays an increasingly important role among activists in the growing global resistance against neoliberal capitalism. As various radical theorists have pointed out, subjectivity itself becomes a key terrain of struggle as capitalism increasingly structures and mines it through social media sites, cell phone technology, and new “flexible” work and living patterns. As a result, alternative media production becomes a central location where new collective forms of subjectivity can be created to challenge aspects of neoliberalism.

Chris Robé’s book fills in historical gaps by bringing to light unexplored video activist groups like the Cascadia Forest Defenders, eco-video activists from Eugene, Oregon; Mobile Voices, Latino day laborers harnessing cell phone technology to combat racism and police harassment in Los Angeles; and Outta Your Backpack Media, indigenous youth from the Southwest who use video to celebrate their culture and fight against marginalization. This groundbreaking study also deepens our understanding of more well-researched movements like AIDS video activism, Paper Tiger Television, and Indymedia by situating them within a longer history and wider context of radical video activism.

About the Author:

Chris Robé is an associate professor in Film and Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University. He has published essays on radical media in journals like Jump CutRethinking Marxism, and Journal of Film and Video and written a monograph titled Left of Hollywood: Cinema, Modernism, and the Emergence of U.S. Radical Film Culture. He is also a frequent contributor to the online journal PopMatters.

Praise:

“Christopher Robé’s meticulously researched Breaking the Spell traces the roots of contemporary, anarchist-inflected video and Internet activism and clearly demonstrates the affinities between the anti-authoritarian ethos and aesthetic of collectives from the ’60s and ’70s—such as Newsreel and the Videofreex—and their contemporary descendants. Robé’s nuanced perspective enables him to both celebrate and critique anarchist forays into guerrilla media. Breaking the Spell is an invaluable guide to the contemporary anarchist media landscape that will prove useful for activists as well as scholars.”
—Richard Porton, author of Film and the Anarchist Imagination

Breaking the Spell is a highly readable history of U.S. activism against neoliberal capitalism from the perspective of “Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas,” the subtitle of the book. Based on ninety interviews, careful readings of hundreds of videos, and his own participant observation, Robé links the development of better-known video makers such as Video Freex, Paper Tiger Television, ActUp and Indymedia with activist media-makers among key protest movements, such as the League of Revolutionary Black Workers in Detroit, Oregon’s Cascadia Forest Defenders, the day workers of Voces Mobiles/Mobile Voices in Los Angeles, and the indigenous youth in Out of Your Backpack Media. Underscored by significant tensions of class, race/ethnicity, and gender among the groups and the videos discussed, Robé traces the continuing concerns with radical horizontalism in the making of media and of collective organizing against the state and capitalist institutions. Drawing on autonomist Marxist theory, the profiles clearly demonstrate how media making has become integral to all forms of anti-capitalist mobilizing, as well as to the formation of new collective subjectivities and cultures.” —Dorothy Kidd. Professor and Chair, Department of Media Studies, University of San Francisco

Product Details:

Author: Chris Robé
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 978-1-62963-233-9
Published: 03/2017
Format: Paperback
Size: 9×6
Page count: 432
Subjects: Political Activism/Media Studies

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Oct
29
Sun
Post Salon: Solutions to Homelessness and Illegal Dumping @ Geoffrey's Inner Circle
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This month, the Oakland Post Salon will host a community discussion on two of the most obvious problems that seem to
be growing out-of-control in Oakland: homelessness and illegal trash dumping.

The Post Salon, which will feature panelists and community discussion focusing on solutions is free and open to the public.

Invited panelists include:

  • Needa Bee, co-founder of “The Village/Feed the People” Homeless Encampment;
  • Kate Harrison, Berkeley City Council member;
  • Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Council member-at-large;
  • Ken Houston, community activist working against blight an homelessness;
  • City of Oakland official working on homeless issues;
  • James E Vann (moderator), co-founder of Oakland’s Homeless Advocacy Working Group.
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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm

Feed The People!

The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM (2 PM in the winter) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like.

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway in the amphitheater. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. During the colder months we meet at 3 PM.

The OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than five years! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally . Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.

At the GA committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives come voluntarily report on past and future actions, with discussion. If you like, just come and hear all the organizing being done! Occupy Oakland encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.

General Assembly Standard Agenda

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
  3. Announcements
  4. (Optional) Discussion Topic

Occupy Oakland activities and contact info for some Bay Area Groups with past or present Occupy Oakland members.

Occupy Oakland Web Committee: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (kitchen@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

 

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