Calendar

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Jan
26
Tue
Car Caravan: Climate Resistance in Richmond
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Facebook info and RSVP

Join Idle No More SF Bay and Urban Tilth for a #BuildBackFossilFree Day of Action.  Call on Joe Biden to kick off his term by taking executive action to:

  • Protect and invest in the Black, Indigenous, Brown, and working-class communities that have borne the brunt of fossil fuel pollution and climate disasters.
  • Reject new fossil fuel projects, eliminate giveaways to oil gas, and coal corporations, and end the era of fossil fuel production.
  • Launch a national climate mobilization to Build Back Fossil Free, and deliver jobs, justice, and opportunity for all.

Please ask your network to sign the petition that will be delivered to the Biden Administration in the first 100 days.

Car Caravan Instructions:
You are encouraged to create and bring your own signs, due to more strict safety and health guidelines during the pandemic.  Here are some ideas:
“Joe Biden, end the era of fossil fuels!”
“Dear Chevron: We demand clean air, not polluted air”
“Build Back Fossil Free”
“Protect and invest in the Black, Indigenous, Brown, and working-class communities”
“We live for a healthy, safe and clean future!”Keep in touch: A google number is available for current locations and ETA.  Keep an eye out the morning of the action: it will be shared on the Facebook event page.
Make noise: If you have instruments, pots, pans, rattles or drums bring them!  Driving directions will be given at the beginning of the event at Fallas Padres parking lot.
Please be mindful of your surroundings.
Stick with the slow speed of the caravan.
Masks are mandatory.
Maintain social distances of more than 6 feet at the beginning and ending of the caravan.

If you plan on taking photos or video footage, please share them on the Facebook event page and other social media handles with the hashtags #BuildBackFossilFree#BBFF#KeepItInTheGround,   #ClimatePresident, and #IdleNoMoreSFBay .

 

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Climate Safe Webinar: What the Science Requires @ Online
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the first in a series of webinars hosted by The Climate Center. as they introduce their “Climate-Safe California suite of policies.”

This introductory webinar will provide “an in-depth review of the current science, . . . the urgent need for accelerated action [and] what targets for greenhouse gas reductions the science supports.”

Speakers:

Ben Santer, atmospheric scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

Ellie Cohen,  CEO of The Climate Center

Jason Barbose, senior policy manager, Western States at Union of Concerned Scientists

 

Future webinars will discuss:

Phasing Out Fossil Fuels: A Just Transition
Community Energy Systems
Clean Mobility
Natural Sequestration
Funding Climate Action
Climate-Safe California Policy

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SF Public Bank Press Conference @ Online
Jan 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Watch live: https://t.co/zW8qpcw4Zk?amp=1

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Build Back Fossil Free, January 26 and Beyond @ Online
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

RSVP: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Dtfn2D_QSJuQQcyX-b-i6w

 

Join a Build Back Fossil Free mass digital rally calling on President Biden to take bold executive action to end the era of fossil fuel production, protect communities reeling from the climate and COVID-19 crises, and #BuildBackFossilFree.

The virtual rally will feature frontline leaders fighting toxic fossil fuel projects (including in California), and lay the groundwork for a coordinated organizing push to build on this week’s momentum.

The Build Back Fossil Fuel Free national campaign is demanding that Biden take bold climate justice action by executive order in his first 100 days in office.  The Build Back Fossil Free Coalition includes “dozens of groups representing millions of people across the country fighting for climate, racial, and economic justice.” It’s leading an escalating series of actions promoting “Biden’s Executive Action Blueprint,” a comprehensive list of strong actions Biden should take to:

  • Protect and invest in the Black, Indigenous, Brown, and working-class communities that have borne the brunt of fossil fuel pollution and climate disaster.
  • Reject new fossil projects, eliminate giveaways to oil, gas, and coal corporations, and end the era of fossil fuel production
  • Launch a national climate mobilization to Build Back Fossil Free, delivering jobs, justice, and opportunity for all.

See the full Blueprint here.   Sign the petition in support of the Blueprint—and to receive campaign updates.  Encourage your organizations to sign.  Spread the word to your networks.

 

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Climate Crisis: Digital Rally to Build Back Fossil Free w/ Indigenous Frontline Leaders @ Online
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

#BuildBackFossilFree Digital Rally

Please join us on Tuesday, Jan 26th for a digital rally featuring frontline leaders calling on President Biden to take bold executive action to end the era of fossil fuel production, protect communities reeling from the climate and COVID-19 crises, and #BuildBackFossilFree.

Indigenous organizers and allies won a decade-long campaign against the Keystone Pipeline. This is a huge victory – AND – we need to keep up the momentum to make sure Biden follows through with immediate action on Line 3, DAPL, nixing all fossil project approvals, and investing in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and an economy that works for all.

The rally will feature frontline leaders fighting toxic fossil fuel projects and lay the groundwork for a coordinated organizing push to build on this week’s momentum.

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021 @ 5 PM PT (8 PM ET)

RSVP for Zoom: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Dtfn2D_QSJuQQcyX-b-i6w

En español:

Traducción al español disponible registrándose aquí:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Dtfn2D_QSJuQQcyX-b-i6w

ORGANIZATIONS:

Indigenous Environmental Network
Center for Biological Diversity
Cheyenne River Grassroots Collective
Oil Change International
Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network
It Takes Roots
Movement Rights
350 Butte County
Oil Change U.S.

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Public Bank of the East Bay @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

We are now meeting every two weeks As of Jan 1, 2021 we are meeting every week on Tuesday at 7:00 pm. After Jan 12th we resume meeting every two weeks. We meet over Zoom. If you’d like to join us, and aren’t on our organizers’ list, drop us an email and we’ll send you an invitation.

If you would like to join the meeting early and get an introduction to the concepts of public banking, or more locally to who we are and what we do, please email us and we’ll see you online at 6:30.

Donate to keep us moving forward
The California Public Banking Alliance has an exciting event on Saturday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. The Alliance is convening two conversations with national experts to explore the role public banking can play in winning economic and ecological justice.

Panel 1 – 10am to 11am: Putting People and Planet Before Profit. Featuring Emily Kawano and Mike Strode of the US Solidarity Economy Network. Moderated by David Cobb with CPBA and Cooperation Humboldt.

Panel 2 – 11:15am to 12:15pm: Public Banks, Fossil Fuel Divestment and Community Reinvestment. Featuring Reina Tello of People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights (PODER) and Sylvia Chi of Asia Pacific Economic Network (APEN). Moderated by Doug Norlen with CPBA and Friends of the Earth.

This event is free and open to everyone. Please register here.
Donate to keep us moving forward

It is the mission of Public Bank East Bay to provide community oversight and stewardship in the formation and functioning of the Public Bank of the East Bay to base its decisions on the values of:

Equity

PBEB is committed to a public bank which acknowledges and attempts restitution of the  historical burdens carried by disenfranchised communities, including  communities of color and many other marginalized groups.

Social Responsibility

Decisions regarding who gets loans, what projects get invested in, and who benefits should take into account investing our money into the wealth and health of local communities and the environment.

Accountability

The bank is accountable to the  residents of the East Bay, who have a right to fully transparent explanations of  the Bank’s actions and choices.

Democracy

The bank will be governed using  democratic processes which consciously and intentionally adhere to the values/principles listed above.

 

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Jan
27
Wed
DSA Medicare for All Committee Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With the pandemic and its multiple, intersecting crises, and the polling popularity of Medicare for All, our commitment to the movement is more important than ever. Come learn about our committee’s efforts, as well as local, state, and national initiatives around Medicare for All and single-payer healthcare. All are welcome!

Join January 11th Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81235048894?pwd=RDZHcnRDQ0FpV3ZndzdUenVJZ3JaZz09

Meeting ID: 812 3504 8894
Passcode: M4A

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Join January 27th Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81235048894?pwd=RDZHcnRDQ0FpV3ZndzdUenVJZ3JaZz09

Meeting ID: 812 3504 8894

Passcode: M4A

One tap mobile

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+12532158782,,81235048894#,,,,,,0#,,956134# US (Tacoma)

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Jan
28
Thu
SURJ: Anti-Racism 101: How To Show Up for Racial Justice @ Online
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The past year has shed sustained light on the immense influence white supremacy continues to have on our nation. From police violence to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color to the recent insurrection at the Capitol, now is the time to find pathways into anti-racism work in our communities. If you are feeling called to action but are not sure how to or where to begin, this workshop is for you.

Click here to RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/anti-racism-101-how-to-show-up-for-racial-justice-3?source=direct_link

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Jerald Walker and Kevin Cartwright: How to Make a Slave
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents:

Jerald Walker and Kevin Cartwright: A Zoom Event

How to Make a Slave

Finalist, 2020 National Book Award in Nonfiction

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For the Black community, Jerald Walker asserts in How To Make a Slave,” anger is often a prelude to a joke, as there is broad understanding that the triumph over this destructive emotion is in finding its punchline.” It is on the knife’s edge between fury and farce that the essays in this exquisite collection balance. Whether confronting the medical profession’s racial biases, considering the complicated legacy of Michael Jackson, paying homage to his writing mentor, or attempting to break free of personal and societal stereotypes, Walker elegantly blends intimate revelation and cultural critique. The result is a bracing, often humorous examination by one of America’s most acclaimed essayists of what it is to grow, parent, write, and simply exist at this time as a Black American male.

“These powerful essays offer an incisive glimpse into life as a Black man in America…crafted with honesty and a wry comedic flair, these essays are both engaging and enraging.” —Kirkus Review

Jerald Walker is the author of The World in Flames: A Black Boyhood in a White Supremacist Doomsday Cult and Street Shadows: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Redemption (winner of the 2011 PEN New England Award for Nonfiction). His work has been widely anthologized, including five times in The Best American Essays. He is currently Professor of Creative Writing at Emerson College.

Kevin Cartwright, a former Program Director with KPFA Radio, has also produced a and contributed to a number of local and national public affairs programs, including Democracy Now, Living Room, The Morning Show, Education Today, 1440, and various short run documentaries. In addition, Kevin is a playwright, poet, and short story writer. He’s written several full-length plays about life in Oakland, and is currently finishing two plays dealing with the musical implications of life under racism.

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Reimagining Public Safety: Can Surveillance Be a Fair and Effective Tool? @ Online
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Piedmont Racial Equity Campaign + League of Women Voters will co-host a virtual panel at 7 pm on January 28th: Reimagining Public Safety: Can Surveillance Be a Fair and Effective Tool?

Piedmont’s Police Chief Jeremy Bowers will participate, along with:
Brian Hofer, Chair, City of Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission, and Exec. Dir., Secure Justice
Jennifer Jones, Technology and Civil Liberties Fellow, ACLU of Northern California
Mathew Guariglia, Policy Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation

RSVP to get the Zoom info here

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Jan
31
Sun
Newsom, Stop The Executions! @ Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
Jan 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

As of 1/18/21, Newsom and CDCR are responsible for murdering 175 incarcerated people since the beginning of the pandemic. Join us in holding Newsom accountable and DEMAND MASS RELEASES NOW!

Mass incarceration in California created the ideal conditions for a predictable and preventable mass outbreak of COVID-19 in state prisons. Currently, every California State Prison is responding to a wave of active cases of COVID-19. Recent major surges occurred at Ironwood State Prison, California Men’s Colony, Central California Women’s Facility, and CTF Soledad. …

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Sunflower Alliance Zoom Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We’re looking forward to getting together with you for our regular meeting. We’ll discuss the latest developments in the campaigns we’re participating in: responding to refinery biodiesel plans, the fight to keep new oil and gas wells out of eastern Contra Costa County and ban new fossil fuel development; campaigns against coal exports in Richmond and Oakland; pushing the Air District to reduce refinery pollution; just transition; regional climate planning; and more—plus most important, check in with each other.

We need your participation and your voice!

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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Feed The People!

The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 2 PM (3 PM during DST) 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 3 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 warmer months we meet at 4 PM at the plaza.

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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Feb
1
Mon
DSA: Green New Deal for Transit Campaign Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us to win power for:
Free Public Transit
Greatly expanded service, accessibility, and schedule
Protection of union workers and expansion of union jobs
Social equity to overcome transportation discrimination
Conversion of Public Transit to Zero Emissions vehicles

RSVP here for Zoom link.

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Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ https://meet.jit.si/OGC
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 Because of the COVID pandemic we will be meeting virtually at https://meet.jit.si/OGC.

Point your computer web browser at that URL at 7 PM on the first Monday of the month. Chrome is said to work better than some of the alternatives, but Firefox, etc. work as well. If your computer does not have a camera and/or microphone you can use your smart phone.

Download the JITSI app here:

For Android search for ‘jitsi’ in the Play Store or go here:

For iPhone/IOS search for ‘jitsi’ in the App Store or go here:

The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality & State Repression (OGC) is a grassroots democratic organization that was formed as a conscious united front for justice against police brutality. The OGC is involved in the struggle for police accountability and is committed to stopping police brutality.

In alliance with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) we organized the October 23, 2010 labor and community rally for Justice for Oscar Grant. On that day the ILWU shut down the Bay Area ports in solidarity. Our mission is to educate, organize and mobilize people against police and state repression. Sisters and brothers! The Oscar Grant Committee invites you to join us in this vital struggle.

We meet on the 1st Monday of each month
You can join our discussion list by sending a blank (doesn’t even need a subject) email to

oscargrantcommittee-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

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Feb
3
Wed
Behind the Mask: A Forum on Racist Policing in Berkeley @ Online
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Zoom link: http://bit.ly/behindthe_mask

Meeting ID: 894 1304 1160

Passcode: justie

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Feb
6
Sat
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Feb 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

We’ll meet via Zoom.
Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com for the invite.

 

For our February meeting we’ll be reading Part I of
Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons

by Silvia Federici.

 

Strike Debt Bay Area hosts a non-technical book group discussion monthly on new and radical economic thinking. Previous readings have included Doughnut EconomicsLimitsBanking on the PeopleCapital and Its Discontents, How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century, The Deficit Myth,  Revenge Capitalism and the Edge of Chaos blog symposium.

Join us – all are welcome!

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Feb
8
Mon
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OTU’s Mission

The Oakland Tenants Union is an organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggle with landlords, impacting legislation and public policy about housing, community education, and working with other organizations committed to furthering renters’ rights. The Oakland Tenants Union is open to anyone who shares our core values and who believes that tenants themselves have the primary responsibility to work on their own behalf.

Monthly Meetings

The Oakland Tenants Union meets regularly at 7:00 pm on the second Monday evening of each month. Our monthly meetings are held in the Community Room of the Madison Park Apartments, 100 – 9th Street (at Oak Street, across from the Lake Merritt BART Station). To enter, gently knock on the window of the room to the right of the main entrance to the building. At the meetings, first we focus on general issues affecting renters city-wide and then second we offer advice to renters regarding their individual concerns.

If you have an issue, a question, or need advice about a tenant/landlord issue, please call us at (510) 704-5276. Leave a message with your name and phone number and someone will get back to you.

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Feb
9
Tue
Public Bank of the East Bay @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

We are now meeting every two weeks As of Jan 1, 2021 we are meeting every week on Tuesday at 7:00 pm. After Jan 12th we resume meeting every two weeks. We meet over Zoom. If you’d like to join us, and aren’t on our organizers’ list, drop us an email and we’ll send you an invitation.

If you would like to join the meeting early and get an introduction to the concepts of public banking, or more locally to who we are and what we do, please email us and we’ll see you online at 6:30.

Donate to keep us moving forward
The California Public Banking Alliance has an exciting event on Saturday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. The Alliance is convening two conversations with national experts to explore the role public banking can play in winning economic and ecological justice.

Panel 1 – 10am to 11am: Putting People and Planet Before Profit. Featuring Emily Kawano and Mike Strode of the US Solidarity Economy Network. Moderated by David Cobb with CPBA and Cooperation Humboldt.

Panel 2 – 11:15am to 12:15pm: Public Banks, Fossil Fuel Divestment and Community Reinvestment. Featuring Reina Tello of People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights (PODER) and Sylvia Chi of Asia Pacific Economic Network (APEN). Moderated by Doug Norlen with CPBA and Friends of the Earth.

This event is free and open to everyone. Please register here.
Donate to keep us moving forward

It is the mission of Public Bank East Bay to provide community oversight and stewardship in the formation and functioning of the Public Bank of the East Bay to base its decisions on the values of:

Equity

PBEB is committed to a public bank which acknowledges and attempts restitution of the  historical burdens carried by disenfranchised communities, including  communities of color and many other marginalized groups.

Social Responsibility

Decisions regarding who gets loans, what projects get invested in, and who benefits should take into account investing our money into the wealth and health of local communities and the environment.

Accountability

The bank is accountable to the  residents of the East Bay, who have a right to fully transparent explanations of  the Bank’s actions and choices.

Democracy

The bank will be governed using  democratic processes which consciously and intentionally adhere to the values/principles listed above.

 

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Feb
10
Wed
This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends @ Online
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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From The New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth, the untold story of the cyberweapons market-the most secretive, invisible, government-backed market on earth-and a terrifying first look at a new kind of global warfare.

Zero day: a software bug that allows a hacker to break into your devices and move around undetected. One of the most coveted tools in a spy’s arsenal, a zero day has the power to silently spy on your iPhone, dismantle the safety controls at a chemical plant, alter an election, and shut down the electric grid (just ask Ukraine).

For decades, under cover of classification levels and non-disclosure agreements, the United States government became the world’s dominant hoarder of zero days. U.S. government agents paid top dollar-first thousands, and later millions of dollars- to hackers willing to sell their lock-picking code and their silence.

Then the United States lost control of its hoard and the market.

Now those zero days are in the hands of hostile nations and mercenaries who do not care if your vote goes missing, your clean water is contaminated, or our nuclear plants melt down.

Filled with spies, hackers, arms dealers, and a few unsung heroes, written like a thriller and a reference, This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends is an astonishing feat of journalism. Based on years of reporting and hundreds of interviews, The New York Times reporter Nicole Perlroth lifts the curtain on a market in shadow, revealing the urgent threat faced by us all if we cannot bring the global cyber arms race to heel.

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