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Jul
4
Sat
San Francisco 4th of July Freedom Caravan: Defund Police, Defund War, Fund Life! @ San Francisco City Hall
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We’re making 4 stops to call for liberty, with a speaker and activity at each stop, and a cool video to be made of the event. We’ll have flags and posters for decorating your cars.

We are partnering with SF Bay Extinction Rebellion, DSASF IRIS, and other groups.

The stops will center on: defunding police, defunding the Pentagon, funding community, protecting the Earth.

1:00 pm: Meet up at SF City Hall to decorate cars, get instructions and route maps. 1 Carlton Goodlet Place, SF.
1:30 pm: First Caravan Stop, 762 Fulton St., to demand “Defund the Police; Fund Communities!”
2:00 pm: Second Caravan Stop, Broadway @ Divisadero, Nancy Pelosi’s house, to demand “Defund War, Fund Life!” Health Care, Housing, Clean Energy, Education
3:00 pm: Third Caravan Stop, Bay View Hunters Point, location TBD
4:00 pm: Pie and lemonade picnic, Bay View Hunters Point

While the 4th of July is traditionally celebrated by the United States to celebrate “independence” and “freedom”, CODEPINK goes against it by saying there is no true freedom until we are independent from war! No one is free until we are all free! Join us for a safe, socially distant peace caravan where we will call to #DivestFromWar, #HealthcareNotWarfare, #SanctionsKill, and more.

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Fuck the 4th Rally and March @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Jul
11
Sat
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jul 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

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Strike Debt Bay Area proudly 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, and How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century.

For our July discussion we will be reading the first two chapters of ‘The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy’ by Stephanie Kelton. (Find it at your local bookstore or through this site.)

Stephanie Kelton’s brilliant exploration of modern monetary theory (MMT) dramatically changes our understanding of how we can best deal with crucial issues ranging from poverty and inequality to creating jobs, expanding health care coverage, climate change, and building resilient infrastructure. Any ambitious proposal, however, inevitably runs into the buzz saw of how to find the money to pay for it, rooted in myths about deficits that are hobbling us as a country.

Kelton was chief economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee (minority staff) and an advisor to the Bernie2016 presidential campaign. Kelton is a regular commentator on national radio and television and speaks across the world at large gatherings of people interested in global finance, political economy and public policy. She has superb connections in all areas of print and broadcast national media. Her op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg.

We will also be reading two shorter pieces, following up on themes we have taken up in previous readings:

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Jul
13
Mon
Tax the Rich to Fund Schools and Services: Three Parts @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Zoom connection link

 

EBDSA members have the opportunity to help pass the largest tax increase in history on California’s wealthiest commercial property owners, raising $10-12 billion per year for public education and social services. With the Movement for Black Lives uprising deepening into the call for defunding the police, it will be necessary to expand revenues required to build alternative, sustainable public services, and practices. Progressive taxation—especially taxing the rich—is an essential path to accomplish that goal. “Schools and Communities First” (SCF), on the November 3 ballot, is backed by labor and opposed by the most reactionary sectors of capital.

A three-part education series will provide background for EBDSA participation in the campaign. Part I reviews the story of austerity politics and increasing inequality in California with Prop 13—which SCF proposes to reform—from 1978 to the present. Part II looks at the history of public-sector unionism and how a left-wing labor-community coalition won Prop 30, a ‘tax the rich’ ballot measure, in 2012. Part III will supply an overview of the SCF campaign, and explore how EBDSA members can plug in effectively. Biweekly on ZOOM, beginning Monday, June 29, presented by labor historian Fred Glass for EBDSA Labor Committee.

 

Where: Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81851574731?pwd=Y1RITkRZQjZPSFRvQmxoMENXeXpGUT09

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Jul
27
Mon
Tax the Rich to Fund Schools and Services: Three Parts @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Zoom connection link

 

EBDSA members have the opportunity to help pass the largest tax increase in history on California’s wealthiest commercial property owners, raising $10-12 billion per year for public education and social services. With the Movement for Black Lives uprising deepening into the call for defunding the police, it will be necessary to expand revenues required to build alternative, sustainable public services, and practices. Progressive taxation—especially taxing the rich—is an essential path to accomplish that goal. “Schools and Communities First” (SCF), on the November 3 ballot, is backed by labor and opposed by the most reactionary sectors of capital.

A three-part education series will provide background for EBDSA participation in the campaign. Part I reviews the story of austerity politics and increasing inequality in California with Prop 13—which SCF proposes to reform—from 1978 to the present. Part II looks at the history of public-sector unionism and how a left-wing labor-community coalition won Prop 30, a ‘tax the rich’ ballot measure, in 2012. Part III will supply an overview of the SCF campaign, and explore how EBDSA members can plug in effectively. Biweekly on ZOOM, beginning Monday, June 29, presented by labor historian Fred Glass for EBDSA Labor Committee.

 

Where: Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81851574731?pwd=Y1RITkRZQjZPSFRvQmxoMENXeXpGUT09

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