More speakers to be confirmed.
The people who produced Hoodwinked in the Hothouse, a key report exposing corporate-based false solutions to the climate crisis, host the fourth in their series of webinars, Greenwashing Disaster Capital.
Speakers will explain how corporate interests are hijacking critical climate action around the world by co-opting key concepts, frameworks and language from our movements.
The organizers write:
“Traditional ecological knowledge concepts like biomimicry, strategy frameworks like a just transition, and even popular narratives like building a regenerative economy have been co-opted in recent years by big NGOs, philanthropists and academic institutions to advance neoliberal schemes like pollution trading at policy arenas like the UNFCCC.
“Scores of universities, government agencies, corporations, NGOs and funders are engaged in this widespread greenwashing pandemic – serving a colonial extractivist agenda that awards $trillions in subsidies to polluting corporations, creating structural barriers to the advancement of proven strategies and real solutions that our communities and the planet really need.”
Dipti Bhatnagar, Friends of the Earth
Leonardo Figueroa Helland, The New School
Mike Ewall, Energy Justice Network
Nnimmo Bassey, Health of Mother Earth Foundation
Silvia Ribeiro, ETC Group
The Hoodwinked Collaborative
THIS Saturday July 23, 2022, 10 AM to 6 PM, People’s Park Nonviolence Training, Nonviolent Direct Action prep/training. Food Not Bombs provides lunch. rsvp asap: firstname.lastname@example.org (deets below) Text “SAVETHEPARK” to 74121 now.
🚌🚎🚊 DSA SF is proud to launch our priority resolution Free Muni Full Service. Join us at Dolores Park on 7/23 at noon to learn what a socialist transit system could be, how to get involved, and what transit justice in SF looks like today. 🌹 Register: https://t.co/oD4hU2VuqS pic.twitter.com/9Fiob7HkjX
— DSA San Francisco (@DSA_SF) July 7, 2022
Foraging Peace Tour at Omni Commons !
Stay Together Vegan Pop Up !
Make sure to come out and support we have Plant-based/alkaline food, merch, and art!
— Omni Commons (@omnicommons) July 19, 2022
Come hang with friendly neighborhood socialists! Enjoy a cold pint and some good food, and help us plan local projects to advance our shared socialist values.
July 23, 2022, 6:00pm – 8:30pm ⁰
Mare Island Coal Shed Brewery 850 Nimitz Ave, Vallejo, CA, 94592 pic.twitter.com/zfJZK2Gzhj
— East Bay DSA 🌹 (@DSAEastBay) July 11, 2022
Jul 24, 2022. 10:30am-12t:30pm Pacific
Unipolarism and Multipolarism:
On Feb 4, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with China’s President Xi Jinping at the opening of the Winter Olympics in Beijing They released a 5000-word document, “Joint Statement of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China on the International Relations Entering a New Era and the Global Sustainable Development.” This document expresses the views of two of the world’s largest nuclear powers, both permanent members of the UN Security Council. As such, it merits full discussion. ICSS members Gene Ruyle and Raj Sahai will lead our discussion.
The document can be read at: http://en.kremlin.ru/supplement/5770
Another view, “Ukraine Communists’ View of the War in their Country and How to End Ir,” By Stephen Gowans, may be found at: https://gowans.blog
Our Zoom room will be opened up as usual at 10:15 am for anyone to join and discuss technical matters, catch up with each other, say Hi, etc.. The program (and recording) will begin as close to 10:30 am as possible and will end at 12:30, but the Waiting Room may remain open later for informal discussion.
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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:
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
(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: (email@example.com)
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: firstname.lastname@example.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
‼️Monday, 7/25 @ 10am‼️
SFPD's plan to hijack private cameras is going back to the SF Rules Committee. SFPD has been caught using surveillance illegally to spy on activists, protestors & regular people.
Call in, speak out: 415-655-0001 / ID: 2495 080 3849 # #/ *3 to get in line pic.twitter.com/a2AUUwghp9
— Anti Police-Terror Project (@APTPaction) July 24, 2022
As of right now, Biden is still planning to turn on federal student debt payments on September 1, 2022. That’s forty-eight days from now. The payment pause, if you need a reminder, is a Trump-initiated policy from March 2020, which Biden has continued to warm-up and serve to the American people. Meanwhile, we’re still waiting on Biden’s big promise to cancel student debt. Here at the Debt Collective, we’re not holding our breath: we’re organizing.
That’s why we’re getting ready to go on a debt strike – withholding payments for money we never should havve had to borrow in the first place.
As prices reach record highs and wages fall to record lows, turning on student loan payments is nothing but a cruel blow to working people, struggling to make ends meet. Millions will not be able to pay, and may risk falling into default. We can’t pay – and we won’t pay. <
Debt strikes are not a joke and we don’t broach calls to go on debt strike lightly. For many people, there are safe ways to get to $0 monthly payments, therefore refusing to pay into an unjust system.
This is why we are having a DEBT STRIKE INFO SESSION on Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30PM EST to discuss options for safely striking. Whether you are strike-ready or strike-curious, join this session to know what options are on the table for you to fight back against the creditocracy.
We’re not in debt because we live beyond our means; we’re in debt because we’ve been denied the means to live.
In other words, we didn’t start the fire.
See you Tuesday.
The Debt Collective
We are hosting a mass call on Reproductive Justice and are excited to learn with and from organizers involved in the struggle around abortion access and beyond. We hope you'll join us on zoom on Wednesday 7/27 from 8-9:30pm EST. Register here: https://t.co/YcusL2D6OQ pic.twitter.com/TuR7ffkmp9
— DSA National Abolition Working Group (@DsaAbolition) July 13, 2022
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Friends of the Public Bank East Bay is a completely volunteer-run, nonprofit organizing to create and build community support for the first public bank in California’s history! If you’re committed to economic justice and interested in helping us build new financial systems by the people for the people, we look forward to having you join us!
HOW WE OPERATE:
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.
Strategy & Planning 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!
We meet every other Wednesday at 6:30 pm.
If you’d like to join us, send us an email and one of our members will be in touch.
Diablo Rising Tide, Oil and Gas Action Network, and Direct Action Everywhere are offering another in their series of training programs in nonviolent direct action for the climate.
This training will take participants through many of the strategies, tools and considerations of direct action, including power and privilege, de-escalation, blockades, legal, direct action organizing models, and the opportunity to form affinity groups.
And attending this training will be way to get plugged in for upcoming actions.
Questions: Contact email@example.com
This webinar from The Climate Center will explain how climate-smart agricultural practices can sequester significant amounts of carbon while also improving soil health, increasing water retention in the soil, and making the land more drought-resilient and productive. They’ll also talk about what investments are necessary to support farmers in changing to these practices.
Patricia Hickey, Managing Director at the Carbon Cycle Institute
Albert Straus, founder and CEO of Straus Family Creamery
Baani Behniwal, The Climate Center’s Natural Sequestration Initiative Manager.
While adopting these practices is essential and important, beware of suggestions that they can be financed by selling “credits’ to emitters of greenhouse gases. Such carbon market schemes do not reduce the rate of GHG emissions and serve as an excuse for polluters to continue climate destruction.
Come out this coming Thursday, July 28th at 10:30am to 1515 Clay Street to demand a halt to Phoeun You’s deportation.
— Sheng Thao 盛桃 (@ShengForOakland) July 24, 2022
Join this Friday 7/29/22 action to protest a Trump-era program continued by the Biden administration that increases privatization of Medicare and threatens continuity of care for seniors while enriching private companies with taxpayer dollars. The program, the Direct Contracting Entity program, soon to morph into another called ACO-REACH, shifts traditional Medicare patients into privately managed plans without their consent.
|On Zoom. Please register in advance: tinyurl.com/FSJuly30|
This conversation will explore how this betrayal occurred and focus on the lessons for today, especially for women, students, and indigenous people in our hemisphere.
Co-author of “On the nature of the Nicaraguan State” and coordinator of Freedom Socialist Party’s work with the Committee for Revolutionary International Regroupment
To benefit the $100,000 Freedom Socialist Fund Drive; donations requested
Sponsored by Freedom Socialist Party
For more information, visit socialism.com, call 206-722-2453, or email SeattleFSP@socialism.com.