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Aug
21
Sun
Sunflower Alliance: AT STAKE: OUR RIGHT TO BAN OIL AND GAS DRILLING @ Online
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

JOIN US FOR AN EXCITING WEBINAR ON CHEVRON v MONTEREY COUNTY, the case pending before the California Supreme Court that will determine the right of our cities and counties to regulate fossil fuel production.

Meet the Protect Monterey organizers whose successful ballot initiative to ban drilling and fracking in their county was challenged by Chevron and its army of oil industry bullies, and overturned by reactionary California Superior Court judges.

Hear from the one of the attorneys who will arguing before the state Supreme Court to defend the century-old right of local governments to ban or restrict oil and gas.

LEARN HOW THE OUTCOME OF THIS CASE WILL IMPACT FOSSIL FUEL REGULATION THROUGHOUT THE STATE – and here in the Bay Area!

RSVP TO: action@sunflower-alliance.org

for the zoom link

For more information, see the event post at sunflower-alliance.org.

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Aug
27
Sat
The Emiliano Zapata Community Festival. @ Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dear friends,

We are inviting you and your family, co-workers, cultural and community
members, and activists to enjoy the 2022 CompArte: The Emiliano Zapata
Community Festival.

The Chiapas Support Committee in partnership with the Peralta Hacienda
Historical Park is organizing CompArte [2]: The Emiliano Zapata
Community Festival at Peralta on Saturday, August 27, 2022, from
12:00-4:00 pm.

We invite you to enjoy an afternoon of music, poetry, art, tamales,
aguas frescas, good food, and community!

CompArte Festival & Solidarity

CompArte was started in 2016 [3] by the Zapatistas (EZLN, Ejército
Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, Zapatista Army of National
Liberation) in Mexico to bring together the best of our communities’ and
movements’ art, music, poetry, stories, dance, and other cultural work
for social justice, Indigenous autonomy and liberation and in solidarity
with the Zapatistas.

The Chiapas Support Committee took up the call and has held CompArte
every year since 2016 both in-person and online during the pandemic
sheltering-in-place. This year CompArte is back in the open air at
Peralta Hacienda Park in Oakland!

CompArte 2022 is a call and a festival:
Por la vida | For life:
Contra todas las guerras | Against all wars

CompArte 2022 will bring together artists, poets, musicians, painters,
cultural workers, and the community to express solidarity with the
Zapatistas and enjoy an afternoon filled with joy and community!

Our city, our region, our state, the U.S. and the world are on the cusp
of struggles that are rocking the foundations of the capitalist system.
Through CompArte and other spaces, you are invited to dream and walk
together, to weave the world where all worlds fit, and together raise
our voices and our songs to demand peace and justice across the U.S. and
the world.

Our CompArte 2022 is dedicated to the defense of all life and against
all capitalist wars and depravations. The gathering will begin with
Danzantes making a movement-offering to the four directions, recognizing
that we are on Ohlone land. We will have tamales & aguas frescas, son
jarocho, barrio and revolutionary poets, portable mural art, live
painting, and other activities.

Program: CompArte 2022 will include the son jarocho group AntiFaSon [4],
with anti-fascist _sones_, Oakland poets, music, a DJ, arts & crafts
vendors, tasty tamales, and other good food and deep community.

Join us to celebrate the movements and struggles for justice, peace &
solidarity with the Zapatistas and Indigenous people, everywhere with
words of resistance, tenderness and community in movements for
liberation and self-determination.

 

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Sep
10
Sat
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Beyond Money – A Postcapitalist Strategy @ Online
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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

For August, 2022 we’re reading the first four chapters of  Beyond Money – A Postcapitalist Strategy, by Anitra Nelson. Available at Pluto Press, Amazon.  For September, we’re reading the remaining chapters.

‘A fascinating portal into arguments about why we need to get beyond money’ – Harry Cleaver

What would a world without money look like? This book is a lively thought experiment that deepens our understanding of how money is the driver of political power, environmental destruction and social inequality today, arguing that it has to be abolished rather than repurposed to achieve a postcapitalist future.

Grounded in historical debates about money, Anitra Nelson draws on a spectrum of political and economic thought and activism, including feminism, ecoanarchism, degrowth, permaculture, autonomism, Marxism and ecosocialism. Looking to Indigenous rights activism and the defence of commons, an international network of activists engaged in a fight for a money-free society emerges.

Beyond Money shows that, by organising around post-money versions of the future, activists have a hope of creating a world that embodies their radical values and visions.

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, and Beyond Money.

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