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Sep
29
Wed
How Plastics Fuel the Climate Crisis @ Online
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The fossil fuel industry is successfully promoting a huge increase in the production of single-use plastics, adding GHG and toxic pollution at every step.

This webinar will explore how this strategy is increasing fossil-fuel production and worsening the climate crisis.

Judith Enck, President of Beyond Plastics and former Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will discuss the nexus between plastic production and climate change, including the immense environmental justice impacts.

Graham Forbes, Global Project Leader of the Plastic-Free Future campaign at Greenpeace, will discuss Greenpeace USA’s new report, The Climate Emergency Unpacked: How Consumer Goods Companies are Fueling Big Oil’s Plastic Expansion.

Register here.

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The Normalizing Gaze: Surveillance from Drones to Phones
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

downloadDigital Sanctuary Cities: Surveillance, Immigration, and Protecting Black Dissent

Featuring Jacinta González, Carin Kuoni, and Mizue Aizeki, moderated by Albert Fox Cahn

While the borders of the US are often conceived as clear lines, in reality they manifest as a labyrinth of agencies, individuals, and surveillance technologies. Border surveillance encompasses numerous technologies: US Customs and Border Protection drones can observe the majority of American homes, flying anywhere within 100 miles of a land border or coast; immigrants awaiting court dates are forced to wear electronic GPS shackles; conceits for a physical border wall increasingly give way to plans for an invisible wall of surveillance; and more. The speakers in this conversation will explain the variety of individual surveillance technologies used by Department of Homeland Security agencies, and how these technologies directly impact immigrant and BIPOC communities, as well as everyone living within the US.

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Cornel West on “The Wretched of the Earth” 60th Anniversary @ Revolution Books
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
60th Anniversary of Frantz Fanon’s
The Wretched of the Earth
featuring Cornel West in conversation with Andy Zee

Watch the livestream at Revolution Books Berkeley
This Revolution Books program, produced in partnership with the Brooklyn Book Festival, will feature scholar-activist Cornel West, who wrote the introduction for this new edition of the book, in conversation with Andy Zee of Revolution Books and The RNL—Revolution Nothing Less—Show.

This will be a program for all who are outraged by the horrors of the world today, and all who ache for liberation.

One of the most influential radical texts of the mid-20th century, The Wretched of the Earth analyzes the dehumanizing effects of colonialism-imperialism on the oppressed of the Third World. It is a powerful call to revolt. Cornel West’s introduction to this 60th anniversary edition addresses the book’s significance and legacy.

A central question: What is the content of national liberation and revolution in today’s world?

At a time when conditions in the global South cry out ever more for revolutionary transformation… and at a time of acute division in the U.S. heightening revolutionary possibility, this program with Cornel West, the trenchant radical democratic philosopher and activist, and Andy Zee, advocate for the New Communism developed by Bob Avakian, promises to be a critical and engaged conversation.

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Sep
30
Thu
Let Cuba Live: Ending the US Blockade Today @ Online
Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Since its genesis in 1960, the US embargo of Cuba has been a criminal disaster.

US sanctions have besieged socialist Cuba for over six decades. While 2018 UN estimates have calculated a direct loss of $130b in trade alone, the toll of the embargo on Cuban life can hardly be quantified. Most recently, US economic interference has stymied Cuba’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in deteriorating conditions on the island. With escalating tensions coming from the Biden administration against the Cuban people, solidarity is more timely than ever.

The time has come for DSA to demand an end to the economic sanctions against the Republic of Cuba. In this panel, DSA International Committee joins the world community as we reaffirm our commitment to ending the immoral, illegal economic blockade, and calls upon our membership to mobilize against the outrageous injustice of the US embargo of Cuba.

Panelists: Gail Walker (Executive Director, IFCO/Pastors for Peace, and co-chair of National Network on Cuba), Manolo De Los Santos (Founder/Co-Director, The People’s Forum, and researcher at Tricontinental), and Daniel Montero (Havana journalist, and producer of Belly of the Beast).

Moderated by Brendan James, co-host of Blowback (https://blowback.show).

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California Donut Economic Coalition – General Meeting @ Online
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
We are the California Doughnut Economics Coalition, a band of rogue dough-nutters trying to help our great state transition to an economy that provides for the wellbeing of all people while staying within the ecological limits of our planet.
We need your help. Join us!
The final meeting agenda will be forthcoming – but in this meeting, we will review the basics of Doughnut Economics, catch you up on what we have accomplished so far and map out our work over the next few months.
Join us if:
  • you have been working hard with us since the beginning
  • you have joined one of our meetings in the past
  • you are interested in helping
  • you are curious about what we are working on
  • you have Gavin Newsom’s cell number

    Please register via the Eventbrite link above – Zoom info will be distributed through Eventbrite.

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Oct
1
Fri
The Struggle for Peoples Park
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Register or audit

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfYwKCKZvC270piELHNDhnJ5zaxQ1-SoVcIlGihiAZF1f53gQ/viewform

The Struggle for People’s Park is a 2-unit student-led class offered to UC Berkeley Students during the Fall 2021 semester under the Democratic Education at Cal (DeCal) program.

You may apply by clicking the “take my class” button above.

Note: Grading will be based on a pass/fail framework depending on the participation and development designs regarding People’s Park.

For more information and updates, please contact our student facilitator, Aidan Hill at hillae@berkeley.edu

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Oct
2
Sat
Alameda: Women’s March for Reproductive & Human Rights @ Washington Park
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We will march to City Hall to uphold our rights as women, especially our reproductive rights, but also our civil, immigrant, LGBTQIA+, worker’s and disability rights. And, we will speak out for an end to violence against both women and our planet.

Poster making will begin at 9am at Washington Park and we will end with a program at City Hall. Please join us for this uplifting, and very necessary, gathering.

DATE & TIME: Saturday, Oct. 2 @ 9 AM poster making; 10 AM march begins

MORE EVENT INFO: https://act.womensmarch.com/event/oct-2-2021-march/1884

NATIONAL WEBSITE: https://womensmarch.com/

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The right to safe, legal abortion – San Francisco
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Three weeks ago, getting an abortion in Texas became almost virtually impossible as Senate Bill 8 passed – making it illegal to get an abortion after 5 or 6 weeks no matter the circumstance. The US Supreme Court denied an emergency stay on this bill, and instead allowed it to go into effect immediately. With their upcoming ruling on the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, this lack of action represents a willingness of the court to appease right-wing bigots. With attacks on abortion rights poised to increase as the Supreme Court fails to defend them, and restrictive legislation spreading to other states, we need to act now to block these efforts to restrict abortion rights further – and beyond that, we need to demand that the right to safe, legal abortion be granted for everyone under federal law.

Joe Biden has pledged multiple times to make Roe v Wade, in his words, the “law of the land”. The Democrats have control of both the Presidency and Congress. As right-wing attacks spread, there is no excuse not to act immediately to make abortion legal on a national level; however, they have shown absolutely no willingness to act. It took a mass movement to earn abortion rights in the first place. It will take a mass movement now to defend them.

We will be at the women’s march in San Francisco Oct 2, demanding mass action to defend and extend reproductive rights. The march starts at 11am at Grove St. and Hyde St. in San Francisco – see you there!

Socialist Alternative Bay Area will also be holding a virtual public meeting the day after the event to discuss what our next steps in the fight should be, more information to come!

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Defend Reproductive Rights @ TBA
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

WHY WE ARE MOBILIZING

https://www.womensmarchsac.com/october-2021-event-info

Abortion has never been fully accessible, but we are at the risk of losing our reproductive freedom completely. The call to action is clear, and urgent. The relentless attacks from Texas to Mississippi are ramping up quickly.

Anti-choice extremists have a deep desire to return to a time when there was more clear and effective domination and control over queer and trans folks, women, and people of color; they want to revive those old values and societal norms to the point of re-acceptance. The authoritarian agenda of reproductive control is fueled by misogyny and racism – and we must challenge it, together.

We have this opportunity to invite all the people that know us and love us into this important movement and work united as we build something better for our families and communities. As a small powerful group tries to come for our human rights over and over again, we’ll never let go of our vision of reproductive justice; for unfettered abortion access and everything we need to support and grow our families to thrive and live healthy lives.

This is your fight. This is our fight. This impacts all of us. Rise up on October 2!

SAFETY DURING COVID

For pandemic safety, masks that cover the nose and mouth are required at all times when near people outside your household. Extra masks will be available in the First Aid and Information Tents.

Disclaimer: Please always keep 6 feet of social distance from any person who is not in your household and wear a face mask to cover your nose and mouth.

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COINTELPRO 101 @ Online
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Outdoor Film Screening _Twitter 8-30_

In partnership with Freedom Archives, the NLG-SFBA will host a series of virtual film screenings and discussions on Saturday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 9th. Topics will include COINTELPRO, the life of George Jackson, the Attica uprising, and “We Know Our Rights,” a multimedia toolkit produced by the chapter for people dealing with law enforcement. All panels, guided discussions, and films will be livestreamed.

October 2nd – Screening of COINTELPRO 101 and George Jackson Commemoration

October 9th – Scrrening of Attica (1974) & We Know Our Rights

These events commemorate the 50th anniversary of George Jackson’s assassination in San Quentin State Prison, the 50th anniversary of the Attica Uprising, and the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and ongoing resistance against state targetting in the wake of 9/11.

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Oct
3
Sun
National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice – SF @ SF Federal Bldg
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Rally and Speak Out:
Protect & expand Roe v. Wade; safe, legal abortion on demand without apology
Repeal the Hyde Amendment
Stop forced sterilization
No to caged kids, forced assimilation & child welfare abuses
Defend queer & trans families
End medical & environmental racism; for universal healthcare
Guarantee medically sound sex education & affordable childcare
Uphold social progress with expanded voting rights & strong unions

Hosted by Bay Area Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women.
Info: BayAreaFSP [at] socialism.com

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Screening: PHOOLAN @ Roxy Theater
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Roxie Theater3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA map 

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This private screening will be held October 3, 2021 and attendance is by invitation only.

If you would like to attend, please send us an email: gillian@phoolandevimovie.com

PHOOLAN is a feature-length documentary about one of the most controversial and influential women of our time. It tells the untold true story of Phoolan Devi, known to many as the Bandit Queen of India, who became a social justice warrior and a female Robin Hood. After taking revenge on 22 high-caste men for her violent gang-rape, Phoolan became the leader of a gang of male bandits, who stole from the rich, and gave to the poor and dealt out her own brand of justice to men who raped poor women and girls.

Phoolan became the subject of one of the largest manhunts in Indian history with a bounty on her head to match. She evaded capture for over 4 years, and in 1983, surrendered only on her terms. During her 11-year incarceration, Phoolan abandoned Hinduism and became a Buddhist, with its code of non-violence.

Upon her release from prison, she was convinced by the low-caste political party to run for a seat in Parliament. In a surprise victory that sent shockwaves throughout India, Phoolan WON and became the first low-caste person, let alone woman, ever elected to that office. Phoolan captured the hearts and transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of poor Indian women and, like Gandhi, was a champion for their rights until she was assassinated in 2001.

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NOTE: During the Plague Year of 2020 GA will be held every week or two on Zoom. To find out the exact time a date get on the Occupy Oakland email list my sending an email to:

occupyoakland-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

 

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend to meet at 3:00 PM during the cooler months from November to early March after Daylights Savings Time.)

On every ‘last Sunday’ we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome.

OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over six years, since October 2011! 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. We encourage everyone participating in the Occupy Oakland GA to be part of at least one associated group, but it is by no means a requirement. 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

Welcome & Introductions
Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
Announcements
(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)
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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Oct
4
Mon
Berkeley Copwatch @ Online
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Zoom Meeting
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 Because of the COVID pandemic we will be meeting virtually via Zoom on the first Monday of the month. Because of Labor Day I guess we will be meeting on September 13th instead of September 6th, not that many folks leave town these days because of the Delta variant.
If you wish to get the specifics please subscribe to the Oscar Grant Committee mailing list by sending an email to:

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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Oct
5
Tue
Electronic Monitoring: Resisting the Advance of E-Carceration @ Online
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Electronic monitoring is expanding rapidly. ICE is putting more people on monitors; authorities in Cook, Los Angeles and Marion (IN) and many other counties have escalated the use of ankle shackles as a supposed form of decarceration. The devices themselves are evolving-moving to phone apps which allow law enforcement to capture massive amounts of data well beyond simple location tracking. Moreover, state pretrial reform measures in states like Illinois, California and New York are having to confront the influence of EM among legislators and law enforcement.

We need to resist this spread of e-carceration and digital prisons. We also need to frame these devices as part of the surveillance state, not mere criminal legal policy tools. These devices not only track-they criminalize.

Activists and researchers from Mijente, Just Futures Law, Shriver Center on Poverty Law, Chicago Appleseed, Community Justice Exchange, CURB, George Washington University Law School, Cardozo Law School, as well as MediaJustice’s Challenging E-Carceration are on the move to resist. Their research is providing us with new tools and frameworks to resist at a critical moment in the struggle to fight for genuine transformation.

Come join us as MediaJustice hosts an in-depth webinar on October 5th in which researchers will discuss the findings of this research and will dialog with activists to consider how this work can amplify our organizing efforts.

The webinar will be hosted by Myaisha Hayes, Emmett Sanders, and James Kilgore of MediaJustice.

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Public Bank of the East Bay @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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.

JOIN A WORKING GROUP!

We have five committees working together to create a Public Bank in the East Bay:

  • Advocacy builds relationships with community groups and city governments.

  • Communications assists other committees with content creation and promotion.

  • Fundraising develops our organization’s budget and raises funds for our business plan.

  • Membership brings on new members and volunteers and organizes educational events.

  • Governance is responsible for operations and the execution of PBEB’s business plan.

Email us with your interests and we’ll help you find a way to get plugged in!

JOIN THE ALLIANCE

The California Public Banking Alliance (CPBA) is an organization of 12 member regions, not of individuals. You can join the CPBA mailing list (link at the Alliance website) to receive updates on state and sometimes national progress, which we will also include on this site.

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Oct
6
Wed
Ella Baker Center meeting @ Online
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for our virtual member meeting, Wed Oct 6 at 6pm! We have an amazing panel and presentation exploring the power of District Attorneys, as well as how to organize to hold them accountable! Register at bit.ly/EBCOctMeeting.

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Oct
7
Thu
The Facebook Files @ Online
Oct 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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The Facebook Files – a collection of stories published at the Wall Street Journal based on hundreds of pages of leaked documents from inside Facebook – is one of the greatest exposés of Big Tech yet produced. Over the course of its first five articles, it details the internal machinations of Facebook, the company’s awareness of how its business model contributes to user harms, and its decisions to do nothing.

The implications of the Facebook Files resonate in the worlds of both activism and law. The first panel, The Activists, will discuss the ongoing ability for people inside and outside technology companies to participate in shaping the space that is shaping them. The second panel, The Academics, will discuss the social and legal changes that need to take place to make technology better and safer.

Please join us for this timely and expert discussion spanning the worlds of journalism, activism, and academia.

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Oct
9
Sat
COINTELPRO 101 @ Online
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Outdoor Film Screening _Twitter 8-30_

In partnership with Freedom Archives, the NLG-SFBA will host a series of virtual film screenings and discussions on Saturday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 9th. Topics will include COINTELPRO, the life of George Jackson, the Attica uprising, and “We Know Our Rights,” a multimedia toolkit produced by the chapter for people dealing with law enforcement. All panels, guided discussions, and films will be livestreamed.

October 2nd – Screening of COINTELPRO 101 and George Jackson Commemoration

October 9th – Scrrening of Attica (1974) & We Know Our Rights

These events commemorate the 50th anniversary of George Jackson’s assassination in San Quentin State Prison, the 50th anniversary of the Attica Uprising, and the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and ongoing resistance against state targetting in the wake of 9/11.

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