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Mar
27
Mon
Free Screening: How to Blow Up A Pipeline @ SF AMC Metreon
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Our friends at Oil and Gas Action Network are excited to co-host a free screening of the forthcoming film How to Blow Up a Pipeline   just for local climate activists!   After the film there will be a short facilitated discussion and sharing of resources for people to get more involved in the local climate justice movement.

Tickets are free –  RSVP here.

OGAN writes:

“This film adaptation of Andreas Malm’s incendiary nonfiction book is a stunning wake-up call on the imminent dangers of the climate crisis.  Following a group of young environmental activists on a daring mission to sabotage an oil pipeline, this taut and timely thriller is part high-stakes heist, part radical exploration of the existential threat we all face.  The film opens in theaters April 7—so this is a chance for Bay Area activists to get a sneak peak at this groundbreaking film

The science on climate change has been clear for a very long time now.  Yet, despite decades of appeals, mass street protests, petition campaigns, and peaceful demonstrations, we are still facing a booming fossil fuel industry, rising seas, rising emission levels, and a rising temperature.  With the stakes so high it’s vital that the climate movement look at the history of the Suffragettes, the American Civil Rights Movement, the Anti-Apartheid movement, or Indian independence—to deflate the fallacy that historic, transformative change was accomplished by non-violent, state-sanctioned means alone.

OGAN is in no way advocating for violence or blowing up pipelines – and topics like this are serious issues not to be joked about. But we do hope this film will contribute to a vital strategic discussion for the climate justice movement, and encourage our efforts to be bolder and more effective.”

 

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Mar
30
Thu
Oakland Police Commission – Public Forum on Investigations and Discipline Disparity @ Oakland City Hall
Mar 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Mar
31
Fri
Free Palestine! @ Israeli Consulate
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Mother On the March

Join us on the sidewalk in front of the Israeli Consulate with signs, flags, banners and chalking to demand an end to the horror inflicted on Palestinians by the Zionist Israeli government.

FREE PALESTINE!
BOYCOTT, DIVEST AND SANCTION ISRAEL!
BOYCOTT BIRTHRIGHT!
THERE ARE NO “CHOSEN PEOPLE”

Thanks to the Mayor of Barcelona for endorsing BDS!

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Mothers on the March – Jail Killer Cops
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Ecology Center BASIL Seed Swap @ Ecology Center
Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The 22nd Annual Bay Area BASIL Seed Swap is back and in-person.  Free event! In collaboration with Transition Berkeley and Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library, the Seed Swap will include free educational resources on native pollinators and seed saving, space to network with other local gardeners, and an exchange of unique seeds from throughout the East Bay. Seed enthusiasts at all levels of experience are welcome. This event is free- seeds to share or a donation of $5-15 are suggested and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. So grab a friend, bring some seeds, and take home something new!

RSVP

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Apr
1
Sat
What Are the Prospects for World Peace? @ Online or In Person
Apr 1 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

 

To participate in this event online, please register in advance at
https://bit.ly/WorldPeace_230401 to receive your personal link

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Apr
4
Tue
Socialism 101 Night School: Class Struggle, the Motor of History @ Online
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

DSA EAST BAY

We will be discussing what class struggle is all about, and how it grounds our politics. Readings to come.

RSVP

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Apr
7
Fri
Mothers on the March – Jail Killer Cops
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Apr
14
Fri
Mothers on the March – Jail Killer Cops
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Apr
15
Sat
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Debt, by David Graeber @ Online
Apr 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com a few days beforehand for the online invite.

For our March, April and May meetings we are reading Debt: The First 5000 Years  by David Graeber (Warwick, Amazon).For  our March meeting we’ll be reading the first five chapters.`For  the  April  meeting  we  are  reading  chapters  6 through  9.

Before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods—that is, long before the invention of coins or cash. It is in this era that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors—which lives on in full force to this day.

So says anthropologist David Graeber in a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom. He shows that arguments about debt and debt forgiveness have been at the center of political debates from Renaissance Italy to Imperial China, as well as sparking innumerable insurrections. He also brilliantly demonstrates that the language of the ancient works of law and religion (words like “guilt,” “sin,” and “redemption”) derive in large part from ancient debates about debt, and shape even our most basic ideas of right and wrong.

We are still fighting these battles today.

Strike Debt Bay Area hosts this 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, the Edge of Chaos blog symposium , Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons, The Optimist’s TelescopeMission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism, Exploring Degrowth, The Origin of Wealth, Mine!, The Dawn of Everything  A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, Beyond Money, Less is More, and Cannibal Capitalism.

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Apr
20
Thu
Decolonizing Economics Summit – The 4th Annual Post-Capitalism Conference @ Online
Apr 20 – Apr 22 all-day

Anchored by the Wiyot Tribe’s Dishgamu Community Land Trust, several Cal Poly Humboldt faculty members,  Green Eco-Socialist NetworkNative Roots Network, New Economy Coalition, the US Solidarity Economy Network, and a growing network of additional partners, this 3-day virtual conference serves as a space to exchange experiences and information, strengthen alliances and networks, and to devise strategies to decenter colonial systems and implement concrete solutions to heal the land and people. Over 1,000 people participated in the 2022 Summit, and we expect even more in 2023!

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Apr
21
Fri
Mothers on the March – Jail Killer Cops
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Apr
25
Tue
Socialist Night School: Social Democracy a stepping stone to socialism or a release valve for capitalism @ Online and in person
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

RSVP

Social Democracy is promoted by its supporters as the set of reforms that pave the way for socialism, and attacked by it’s critiques as a way for a capitalist state to appease workers with some improvements

While as Democratic Socialists, we all agree on the need to go beyond Social Democracy, we will be reading a few articles about the successes and limitations of social democratic movements around the world and discussing what we can learn from them and incorporate into our actions as Democratic Socialists.

** Note that this will mostly be a discussion with a very light presentation at the start, so to get the most out of it please read the readings ahead of time. **

Articles: TBD

 

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 847 7358 6382

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+16699006833,,84773586382# US (San Jose)

 

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May
6
Sat
Join Us to Celebrate People’s Park! @ Heyday Books
May 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Us to Celebrate People’s Park!

Join the People’s Park Historic District Advocacy Group for a moment of refreshments and celebration of the recent appellate court victory and People’s Park’s placement on the National Register of Historic Places.

We want to thank the historians, writers, gardeners, everyone who came together and continues to work toward the longevity of Berkeley’s most famous landmark. Tom Dalzell, author of “1969; the Struggle for People’s Park”, will speak, and we’ll have additional speakers to clarify where we are now in our effort to educate and protect People’s Park’s historic national place in history.

We look forward to seeing you, but if you can’t make it and wish to donate to support any legal efforts needed to defend our victory, please go to� http://www.peoplesparkhxdist.org/donate-now/� – GoFundMe, Venmo and check options available.

Long Live People’s Park!

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