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Oct
1
Thu
UC Berkeley Cops off Campus Rally @ MLK Park
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
sm_october_1_poster_final.jpg Join us on October 1st for the kick-off rally for a statewide campaign demanding the total abolition of the University of California Police Department (UCPD). This is a coordinated day of action which will occur on all ten UC campuses.

Tens of thousands of UC students and staff come from Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Muslim, immigrant communities that are constantly overpoliced through harassment and baseless arrest. The removal of UCPD and ICE from campus is not the endpoint, but the condition of possibility for imagining safety over security. Nearly all full-time UCPD employees make more than $100,000 per year—in the midst of public austerity measures, we demand the $24 million UCPD budget be transferred to the wellness programs and equity initiatives we desperately require.

The Cops Off Campus coalition has emerged amidst a global pandemic, relentless state and vigilante violence and national calls for the abolition of police, prisons, and the carceral state. The movement to abolish UCPD by Fall 2021 is led by BIPOC community members, undergraduates, graduates and other workers across UC and CSU campuses. Our goal is an end to all policing, beginning with questioning the University of California’s role in the militarized surveillance of higher education and beyond.

Community Guidelines—
Do not speak to UCPD, City of Berkeley police, or university administrators.
Follow all COVID-19 safety protocols: masks on, socially distance outside of your social bubble, stay home if you’ve had any flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days.
Bring pots, pans, noisemakers.
Bay Area National Lawyers Guild #: 415 285 5067
This event will be live-streamed and close-captioned from our Instagram @cal.ftp. ASL interpreters will be present on-site. If you have any additional access needs, please contact us at ucwideabolition [at] gmail.com.

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instagram.com/cal.ftp

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‘The BOX’ Virtual Performances @ Online
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join the Pulitzer Center for a Zoom performance of The Box, a play written by a survivor of solitary confinement, Sarah Shourd, in collaboration with other survivors. There is no admission cost, but registration is required to attend.

Thursday, October 1 | 4pm PST/7pm EST

Register Here

Saturday, October 3 | 11am PST/2pm EST

Register Here

Saturday, October 3 | 4pm PST/7pm EST

Register Here

Shourd’s play, based on her three-year investigation into the horrors of solitary confinement, is a piece of transformational theater that asks us to re-examine long-held notions of punishment. It reveals the tragic—and sometimes painfully comic and absurd—realities that dictate life “inside the box.”

Learn more about Shourd, the play and some of the actors.

This performance of The Box will feature actors Carlos AguirreDameion BrownJordan DonDorian LockettTerrance Smith, and Lawrence Radecker. Produced by the Pulitzer Center. Tech manager Nikki Hyde. Written and Directed by Sarah Shourd.

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Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87682009470

Agenda Items of Note:

4. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – Exigent Circumstances Use Report (UAV) – review and take possible action.
5. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – Live Stream Use Reports (2) – review and take possible action.
6. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – Crime Lab Biometric Technology Impact Report and proposed Use Policy -review and take possible action.
7. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance Amendments – Hofer/Gage/De La Cruz – review and take possible action.
a. Prohibition On Predictive Policing And Remote Biometric Surveillance Technology
b. Annual Report metrics and due

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Socialist Night School: Indigenous Ecology and Resistance @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85746952148?pwd=VkRrMlZHMG83dmJqWG81ZkthTHU0dz09

RSVP

In 2018 the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released an alarming report, stating that the world needed to steeply cut its carbon emissions and make radical changes in order to limit the planet’s temperature from rising to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels. If that goal wasn’t met, the report predicted a horrifying increase in suffering for almost all life and ecological collapses.

In America, this report was met on the political Left by sustained calls for the abolition of capitalist exploitation of people and the planet. The rationale was that capitalism’s imperative for endless economic growth required massive amounts of energy, the vast majority of which is still produced through fossil fuels. Some of the specific responses were reinvigorated support for anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist struggles by Indigenous peoples, surges in attendance at climate strikes, and great support for proposals like the Green New Deal by elected officials.

East Bay DSA will explore this theme in a Socialist Night School mini-series, co-organized with our Green New Deal Committee. These 3 events will explore what it means to be an ecosocialist, the Red Deal and Indigenous struggle, and how to fight for a Green New Deal after Bernie.

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In this second Night School, we’ll study the struggle by the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island (commonly known as “North America”) for decolonization and to re-establish their historic relations with the land. Our readings will emphasize how anti-capitalist resistance is crucial to that project, and how we, as socialists, can support that work.

Additionally, we will hear from two speakers from The Red Nation.

Priority Readings:

A Red Deal

Braiding Sweetgrass – ‘Gift of Strawberries’ & ‘Council of Pecans

 

Recommended Readings:

Water Is Life: Nick Estes on Indigenous Technologies

The Red Deal (Part 3 is especially recommended)

 

 

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Ectopia 2050 – Ecology Center Lecture Series @ Online
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

ECOTOPIA 2050 5-PART SPEAKER SERIES

Ecotopia 2050 is designed as a 5 Episode speaker discussion series with the first episode serving as an introduction/prelude to the event. The speaker discussion series is paired with corresponding book club meetings that give participants a more intimate opportunity to discuss the themes of the book in the community.

Based on the 1975 blockbuster utopian novel Ecotopia, this discussion and book club event series revisit some of the futuristic visions of the Ernest Callenbach classic. His visionary ideas, and those of his generation, that he so skillfully captured in Ecotopia are a fascinating amalgam of technical, economic, societal, and cultural transformations. They are predictive on so many levels, and the series will explore what has come true, what remains on the list of things to do that were proposed, and what new visions we might begin to pull together in the construction of an updated Ecotopian vision of today.

Registration Instructions
1. Choose your experience (single episode) or full series
2. Are you joining the book club? *choose the add on
Note: You must be registered for the full series if you register for book club.
3. Check out.
4. A secure Zoom link will be sent 24 hours ahead of event time to registered email.

Pricing:
Limited Income $60 full series $20 single episode
Membership $90 full series $25 single episode
General admission $110 series $35 single episode

No-one turned away for lack of funds.
EC Scholarship Request form here
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Oct
2
Fri
STOP FUNDING TAR SANDS @ Online
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Tar sands oil is one of the dirtiest, most carbon-intensive fossil fuels on our planet.

READ MORE…

RSVP

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Fridays for the Future – Climate Change Protest @ Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Global Day of Climate Action.

Demonstrations and manifestations will take place all across the globe, adjusted according to Covid-19 circumstances.

Weekly protests to follow.

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Oct
3
Sat
West Oakland Free Covid Testing @ West Oakland BART (Sat), 31st & MLK (Sun)
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Public Transit Green New Deal for the East Bay @ Online
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Register here to get the link

Join AC Transit Board candidate Jovanka Beckles, Berkeley City Councilmembers Kate Harrison and Cheryl Davila, Building Trades union member Rob Rooke, and bus operator and labor organizer Nathaniel Arnold for a discussion on putting public transit at the center of a Green New Deal for the East Bay.

East Bay Democratic Socialists of America hosts this event. They write:
“Last month wildfires raged across the West Coast, choking the Bay Area with smoke and leaving us with the worst air quality in the world. Ever-increasing greenhouse gas emissions make our climate hotter while our quality of life deteriorates. We must implement a Green New Deal — a massive public investment in green infrastructure — to curb emissions while ensuring good jobs for all. We can begin instituting a local Green New Deal now with massively expanded, fare-free public transit. “
Register here to get the link
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Suds Snacks & Socialism: Socialist Perspectives on the Presidential Race @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Oct 3 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us for this virtual discussion: connect with
https://tinyurl.com/SudsSnacksPresidents

Featuring:
Howie Hawkins, Green Party Presidential Candidate

Gloria LaRiva, Presidential Candidate of The Party for Socialism and Liberation and The Peace and Freedom Party

Ted Franklin, System Change Not Climate Change* and Labor Network for Sustainability*, on Voting for Biden
*organizations listed for identification purposes only

This event is sponsored by the Oakland Greens, Bay Area System Change Not Climate Change, and the Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party.

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Mutual Aid Mask Build and Distribution @ Empowerment Park
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Red-skies and smoke are hard on everyone, but as with most of the impacts of capitalism, create additional burdens on our poor and unhoused neighbors.

Join us for a mutual aid mask build at Empowerment park in Oakland, across from 465 Bellevue Ave.
No experience necessary. Please bring PPE!

We will be close to the nearby road and can accommodate any accessibility needs. Please email the committee Co-Chairs at green-new-deal@eastbaydsa.org with any accessibility questions or concerns.

 

 

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Mutual Aid Mask Build and Distribution @ Empowerment Park
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Red-skies and smoke are hard on everyone, but as with most of the impacts of capitalism, create additional burdens on our poor and unhoused neighbors.

Join us for a mutual aid mask build at Empowerment park in Oakland, across from 465 Bellevue Ave.
No experience necessary. Please bring PPE!

We will be close to the nearby road and can accommodate any accessibility needs. Please email the committee Co-Chairs at green-new-deal@eastbaydsa.org with any accessibility questions or concerns.

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‘The BOX’ Virtual Performances @ Online
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join the Pulitzer Center for a Zoom performance of The Box, a play written by a survivor of solitary confinement, Sarah Shourd, in collaboration with other survivors. There is no admission cost, but registration is required to attend.

Thursday, October 1 | 4pm PST/7pm EST

Register Here

Saturday, October 3 | 11am PST/2pm EST

Register Here

Saturday, October 3 | 4pm PST/7pm EST

Register Here

Shourd’s play, based on her three-year investigation into the horrors of solitary confinement, is a piece of transformational theater that asks us to re-examine long-held notions of punishment. It reveals the tragic—and sometimes painfully comic and absurd—realities that dictate life “inside the box.”

Learn more about Shourd, the play and some of the actors.

This performance of The Box will feature actors Carlos AguirreDameion BrownJordan DonDorian LockettTerrance Smith, and Lawrence Radecker. Produced by the Pulitzer Center. Tech manager Nikki Hyde. Written and Directed by Sarah Shourd.

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Strike Debt Bay Area Economics Book Group – Revenge Capitalism @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Oct 3 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

EMAIL STRIKE.DEBT.BAY.AREA@GMAIL.COM FOR
ZOOM INFO A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE MEETING.

Revenge CapitalismStrike 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, and The Deficit Myth.

For our October discussion we will be reading the first two chapters of  ‘Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts‘ by Max Haiven (You can order it from Pluto Press.)

For our November discussion we’ll be reading the third and fourth chapters, and for our December discussion we’ll read the final chapters and closing material.

Join us – all are welcome!

Capitalism is in a profound state of crisis. Beyond the mere dispassionate cruelty of ‘ordinary’ structural violence, it appears today as a global system bent on reckless economic revenge; its expression found in mass incarceration, climate chaos, unpayable debt, pharmaceutical violence and the relentless degradation of common life.

In Revenge Capitalism, Max Haiven argues that this economic vengeance helps us explain the culture and politics of revenge we see in society more broadly. Moving from the history of colonialism and its continuing effects today, he examines the opioid crisis in the US, the growth of ‘surplus populations’ worldwide and unpacks the central paradigm of unpayable debts – both as reparations owed, and as a methodology of oppression.

Revenge Capitalism offers no easy answers, but is a powerful call to the radical imagination.

Max Haiven is Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social Justice at Lakehead University, Canada. His books include Art after Money, Money after Art (Pluto, 2018), Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power (Zed Books, 2004), Cultures of Financialization (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014) and the Radical Imagination (Zed Books, 2014).

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Politics, Race, and the State of Play in our Nation w/ W. Kamau Bell & Steve Kerr @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
sm_berkeleyunbound.jpg POLITICS, RACE, AND THE STATE OF PLAY IN OUR NATION

Host: Berkeley #UNBOUND of the Bay Area Book Festival

Cost: $10 for Zoom link
(We will send all ticket buyers a Zoom Webinar link and password the day before the event)

RSVP: https://www.baybookfest.org/berkeleyunbound/schedule/#!event-register/2020/10/3/berkeley-unbound-kickoff

It’s 2020, the year of all hell breaking loose—so why not let it break loose in friendly (and hilarious) company?

Good friends and headline-makers W. Kamau Bell, an Emmy-winner for CNN’s United Shades of America (Robin Williams called him “ferociously funny”), and Steve Kerr, outspoken head coach of the three-time NBA champs Golden State Warriors, are teaming up to raise the good kind of hell, talking all things race, power, dissent, the intersection of sports and activism, and comedy as coping mechanism and vehicle for truth.

In a free-wheeling conversation refereed by yet a third friend of theirs, Dacher Keltner, founding director of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, the comedian and the coach will hold nothing back, and you’ve got (virtual) courtside seats. Berkeley might have been famous in the 1960s for its free speech movement, but this 21st century version—as uncensored and envelope-pushing as 2020 demands—might just teach us new ways of speaking truth to power.

Laugh, cheer, reflect, and get fired up (and maybe a little out of bounds) with this totally unique conversation, only in Berkeley #UNBOUND.

FEATURING:

W. Kamau Bell
Sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell is the host and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning CNN docuseries United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell. His Netflix special, Private School Negro, was praised by TIME for “finding the comic absurdity in darkness,” and he is the author of The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6’4”, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian. Full bio.

Steve Kerr
Currently in his sixth season as head coach of the Golden State Warriors, Steve Kerr has guided the club through four of the most prolific seasons in NBA history, with a list of accomplishments that includes three NBA championships and four of the five most victorious seasons in franchise history. He is also the first to win three NBA titles as a player and three as a coach. He’s also an outspoken activist for racial justice who the Guardian has called “an essential voice of reason in a world in which reason dies on cable news,” a vocal supporter of Black Lives Matter, a proponent of gun control, and a persistent thorn in the President’s side. Full bio.

Dacher Keltner
A professor of psychology at UC Berkeley and faculty director of the Greater Good Science Center, Dacher Keltner has consulted for the Center for Constitutional Rights to help end solitary confinement, as well as for Google, Facebook, the Sierra Club, and Pixar’s blockbuster film Inside Out. He is the co-author of Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, The Compassionate Instinct, and The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence. Full bio.
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ABOUT: Berkeley #UNBOUND of the Bay Area Book Festival

https://www.baybookfest.org/berkeleyunbound/

On Sunday, October 4, the Bay Area Book Festival presents Berkeley #UNBOUND, an all-day, free, virtual mini-festival — kicked off with a ticketed keynote program on Saturday night, October 3. Just a month before the election, Berkeley #UNBOUND will gather many of the world’s most influential thinkers, writers and other trailblazers to offer bold visions in response to this moment of political and social crucible facing our nation.

Bay Area Book Festival #UNBOUND the virtual branch of our celebrated programming, amplifying bestselling and emerging voices across all genres. #UNBOUND explores compelling topics such as voter suppression, parenting in a time of anxiety, racism, health and wellness, and more — along with brilliant literary discussions. Our children’s and young adult programs present top authors who are interviewed by youth!

For a full list of events happening online with #UNBOUND, go to: https://www.baybookfest.org/unbound/directory/
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Oct
4
Sun
West Oakland Free Covid Testing @ West Oakland BART (Sat), 31st & MLK (Sun)
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Online
Oct 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Our Sunday morning programs are scheduled pretty much on a “first come, first served” basis and confirmed at our planning sessions. The opinions expressed are those of the speakers only and do not represent a group consensus on the issues by the members of ICSS. Our general practice is to allot at least half of the time to comradely discussion of the issues so that we include as many voices as practical .

Check here close to the date each week for subject matter and Zoom info if not below:

https://icssmarx.org/icss-sched-latest.html

Sun, Sep 20, 2020:
Socialism and ‘Movement for a People’s Party’
In the US, a movement is afoot for a new party and over 100,000 people have responded to the call to form a new ‘People’s Party’, which is presently a pre-party formation.  In this Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library session, we will be showing some videos of the speeches by notable speakers and analyze the platform for this new political formation from a Marxist perspective, followed by a lively discussion

LOG-IN INFO 
The meeting will be opened up, as usual, at 10:15 for anyone to join and discuss technical matters, catch up with each other, say Hi, etc. We Intend to start the presentation as close to 10:30 am as possible

Raj Sahai is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2591082607?pwd=TTdlcFlnZEVCdWt2VlRHeWZLeHNKQT09

Meeting ID: 259 108 2607
Passcode: 6MwQP7

Sun, Sep 27, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
CONFIRMED: Labor and Immigration

David will talk about the struggles of farmworkers on the West Coast to organize, and the way it’s affected by their work lives and status as immigrants.  He’ll include photographs and a description of his documentary work in process.

Sun, Oct 4, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
CONFIRMED: The Crisis in Education:
Capitalist Mess and Socialist Solutions

The NY Times recently ran two articles on its front page: U.S. Campuses See Explosions Of Virus Cases,“ and “How Beijing got 295 Million Back to School.” This illustrates how socialism attempts to solve the mess in education created by capitalism. Similar forces can be seen in Oakland, CA, where billionaire-funded charter school organizations are buying our school board members, implementing school closures, and turning students and parents into vectors for billionaire profit. Meanwhile, socialists and union activists fighting to keep Oakland schools public, and to keep charter schools and their billionaire supporters out of our communities. We have invited Gerald Smith, an activist with Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and former candidate for the Oakland School Board, to lead a discussion with members of the Oakland Education Association (OEA) the teacher’s union. Discussants will include Mike Hutchinson, a candidate  for the Oakland School Board in District 5, endorse by both DSA and OEA.
The session will be moderated by ICSS Members Eugene Ruyle and Raj Sahai.

Sun, Oct 11, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
CONFIRMED: Dealing with Covid 19:
A Comparison Between Cuba and the United States

   Cuba, a socialist nation with a population of about 11 million, has suffered (as of mid-September, 2020) about 100 fatalities from the Covid 19 virus pandemic. The USA, a capitalist nation with a population about 30 times as great as Cuba, has suffered (as of mid-September), almost 200,000 deaths from this virus. The U.S., with about 30 times the population of Cuba has lost about 2000 times as many lives! What are the social, political, economic, ideological, cultural, strategic and other factors relevant to each nation that explain this profound difference
Dr. Laurence H. Shoup has taught history at a number of universities and is the author of five books, his most recent one being Wall Street’s Think Tank: The Council on Foreign Relations and the Empire Neoliberal Geopolitics 1976-2019 (Monthly Review Press). He has been in active solidarity with the Cuban Revolution for many decades and has visited the country over a dozen times on a variety of solidarity excursions, including two Pastors for Peace caravans, several Labor Exchange trips, as well as with the Venceremos Brigade and Global Exchange.

Sun, Oct 18, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
CONFIRMED: What Should Working People in the U.S.
do about Elections 2020?

Should we: 1. Vote Third Party? 2. Vote Democratic to oppose the Fascist tendency represented by Trump? Trump? 3. Adopt the Safe State Strategy?, 4. Sit out of the bourgeois election? 4. Vote for Trump to deny support to the real danger, Biden? 5. suport only those down-ballot candidates from any group that pushes for reform of the capitalist system, e.g Greens, Berners and “The Squad”?
We have three confirmed speakers,
* Tom Gallagher, former Massachusetts State Representative and author of The Primary Route.
* Roger Harris, among his many activities, Roger is on the Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party and a board member of the Task Force on the Americas
* Laura Wells, former Green Party candidate for Governor, writer (laurawells.org)
ICSS member Sharon Rose will facilitate the session..
RECOMMENDED READINGS:
* The Specter of a Fascist Coup by Trump Haunts the US, But There’s Worse to Worry About https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/08/21/the-specter-of-a-fascist-coup-by-trump-haunts-the-us-but-theres-worse-to-worry-About/
* Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World By Rutger Bregman, recommended by https://laurawells.org
* Joe Biden, Don’t Let Donald Trump Run as the Antiwar Candidate! https://tomgallagherwrites.com
LOG-IN INFO 
The meeting will be opened up, as usual, at 10:15 for anyone to join and discuss technical matters, catch up with each other, say Hi, etc. We Intend to start the presentation as close to 10:30 am as possible
BLURB AND LOG-IN INFO WILL BE PROVIDED ON
FRIDAY, OCT 16, 2020

Sun, Oct 25, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
CONFIRMED: Attack on Anti-racist Organizers

On Sept. 17, 2020, several protest leaders, including four members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), were arrested in Denver, Colorado in a coordinated police attack. The organizers now face over 30 bogus charges including “kidnapping” and “inciting a riot,” and potentially years in prison. They were targeted because of their dedicated organizing efforts in recent months to denouncing the police murder of Elijah McClain in Aurora, Colorado.
This attack is part of a larger assault on the anti-racist movement directed from the White House, Governor’s mansions, and local governments and police agencies around the country. This can happen to any protester who has used their voice to mobilize in the mass movement against racism in every single corner of the United States.
   We will be joined by Lillian House, one of the protest organizers  facing 12 bogus facing charges including “kidnapping” and “inciting a riot,” and potentially years in prison and well as Richard Becker of the PSL.
For more info and to donate, see https://www.liberationnews.org/thousands-declare-their-solidarity-with-framed-denver-anti-racist-organizers-add-your-name-here/
The demands are: 1. Drop all the charges! 2. Stop the assault on the movement and on free speech!

Sun, Nov 1, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm DST FALL BACK
CONFIRMED -The fall of the Soviet Union: New insights into the sequence of events, starting with the victory of the Russian Revolution on November 7, 1917, and implications for Marxists today.”
Wadi’h Halabi, with the Center for Marxist Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will discuss this topic. His analysis extends to differences between the Chinese and Russian Revolutions. For example, civil war and land reform followed revolution in Russia but preceded it in China. Halabi’s discussion will touch on the ‘new Cold War’. The global class struggle hardly ended with the fall of the Soviet Union, and this is the framework of the presentation.

Sun, Nov 8, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
CONFIRMED – WHAT NOW?
This will be our first meeting after the November 3, 2020 election, and we know they will not turn out well. Do we Dump Trump or Battle Biden? What will groups like ANSWER, the Poor People’s Campaign, and DSA  be doing? We have invited  Gloria La Riva, the only socialist Presidential Candidate on the ballot in 23 states, or her representative, to lead our discussion, possibly  she will be  joined by another speaker.
Gene is organizing.

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Shield Trainings for Black Lives Matter @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Image may contain: one or more people, text that says 'SHIELD TRAININGS FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER We will be at the Lake Merritt ampitheater every Sunday 1-3pm ALL OPS OUT OF UNIONS! Free raffle for protective gear! IG: @GearUpOakland @GearUp @OaklandBuildersCollective'

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Sunflower Alliance Zoom Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We’re looking forward to getting together with you for a regular meeting. We’ll discuss the latest developments in our fight to keep new oil and gas wells out of eastern Contra Costa County and ban new fossil fuel development in the county. Plus we’ll catch up on campaigns against coal exports in Richmond and Oakland, just transition, regional climate planning, and more — and check in with each other. We need your participation and your voice!

RSVP to action@sunflower-alliance.org to get the link

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SMC Tenants Council Car Rally – Oakland
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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