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Mar
15
Fri
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance @ Omni Commons
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance meeting to discuss plans, outreach, organizing regarding regional homeless communities and organizations.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/541837129562482/

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Mar
16
Sat
March/Direct Action @ Oily Wells (Fargo) @ PF Chang's parking lot
Mar 16 all-day

Join the March for Fossil Fuel Freedom, ending with a rally and nonviolent direct action at the San Francisco headquarters of Big Oil’s favorite banker, Oily Wells (Fargo). The direct action will be the conclusion of a three-day, 34-mile march from Palo Alto to San Francisco.

Indigenous people and other faith leaders will lead the march  in prayer and contemplation.  The march will make twelve “stagecoach stops” along the way – one for every year that remains to take urgent action on climate change – and arrive at the bank’s world headquarters just in time to crash their annual founding day celebration. Marchers are welcome to join for the entire length or portions of the route that meet their abilities and availabilities. (“Day trippers” are welcome!)

The direct action will underscore the seriousness of the climate crisis and the strength of our resolve to combat it.

GET INVOLVED

Sign up to participate in direct action 
— by risking arrest or by playing a supporting role (such as jail support, police liaison, social media person, etc.)

Register for the march

Invite friends to donate to sponsor your participation =

Volunteer to help prepare for the march

HELP PREPARE

ART BUILD

March 9, 10 AM – 4 PM
911 Riverside Dr., San Jose

TRAINING IN NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION (PLEASE ATTEND IF YOU PLAN TO PARTICIPATE)

March 10, 1 – 4 PM
Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

THE MARCH

Saturday morning, March 16 – Monday afternoon, March 18

March will start in Palo Alto, at PF Chang’s parking lot, in the Stanford Shopping Center, corner of El Camino Real and Quarry Road. The march continues north on El Camino until it becomes Mission Street in South San Francisco, and continues straight into downtown San Francisco. with overnight stays in Burlingame and San Francisco’s Excelsior District.

RALLY AND DIRECT ACTION AT OILY WELLS

(including a performance by the San Francisco Mime Troupe)

Monday, March 18, noon
Meet at Montgomery BART Plaza
598 Market St., San Francisco

On Facebook

The March for Fossil Fuel Freedom is hosted by 350 Silicon Valley and cosponsored by the Sierra Club, Sunflower Alliance, Service Employees International Union Local 1021, 350 Bay Area, Idle No More SF, and more.

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No Coal in Richmond Canvassing @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Mar 16 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

​If you learned that coal dust containing arsenic, lead, mercury, and cadmium was blowing through your neighborhood, wouldn’t you want to take action? Come help No Coal in Richmond reach out to as many residents as possible between now and late March or early April. That’s when the Richmond City Council will vote on an ordinance to prohibit new coal or pet coke facilities, prevent the Levin-Richmond Terminal from expanding, and phase out existing coal handling and storage.

​We have less than a month to reach the most affected Richmond residents about the massive amounts of coal-for-export coming through their neighborhoods in 100-car trains of open rail cars and sitting in uncovered piles next to the Bay, just blocks from homes, schools, and workplaces.

We’re door-knocking every weekend between now and late March or early April to
collect emails and signatures on a letter to the council demanding the strongest
possible ordinance.

And talk about gratifying! Nearly all those who answer the door say, “No coal in
Richmond? Where do I sign?” and proceed to thank you profusely for doing this.
Check out the new and improved No Coal in Richmond website for background, up-
to-the minute news, and other ways you can fight this climate and public health
menace in Richmond.

 

RSVP:  ACTION@SUNFLOWER-ALLIANCE.ORG

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Screenings: Fruitvale Station & Sorry to Bother You @ Oakland Library, 81st St Branc
Mar 16 @ 3:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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‘Doughnut Economics’ Reading Group @ Omni Commons
Mar 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Doughnut Economics Reading Group:
Creating a world with neither human suffering nor planetary peril

Doughnut Economics: 7 ways to think like a 21st century economist

By Kate Raworth Chelsea Green Publishing (2017)

The capitalist economic system defines every aspect of our lives: the schooling and medical care we get, where we live, and how we sustain ourselves. The system works for a lucky few and exploits everyone else. And it’s a real threat to the survival of our species (and many others) on this planet.

We know the system needs to change—but we can’t change what we don’t understand. We have to know what we’re talking about.

Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics lays out traditional economic theory—still taught as gospel at all the major temples of capitalism—with clarity, authority, lots of graphics, and quite a bit of humor. She exposes the flawed models and persistent myths that keep the system in place. Even more importantly, she presents seven big, basic ideas with which to begin creating the world we want to see. We can indeed build an economy in the “doughnut”—meeting the needs of all while maintaining the biospheres that support us.

All of us need to read this book. We’ve all grown up in this deeply unfair and absurd system; seeing it clearly and getting free of it require a group effort.

So we at Strike Debt Bay Area are sponsoring a group discussion of Doughnut Economics. We’re doing one meeting a month on the 2nd Saturday; we’ll usually do about one chapter per meeting. Please join us!

4th meeting:

4:30 – 6:00pm, Saturday, February 9th.
Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland

We’ll be discussing the 4th chapter.

5th meeting:

4:30 – 6:00pm, Saturday, March 16th.
Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland

We’ll be discussing the 5th chapter.

6th meeting:

4:30 – 6:00pm, Saturday, April 13th.
Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland

We’ll be discussing the 6th chapter.

Bring the book (available at your favorite online bookseller and in select local bookstores) and/or your thoughts on the topic (The first and possibly subsequent chapters are available online – http://tinyurl.com/ycysqtde ‘Look Inside’).

The book is an easy read (but full of ideas!) so it’s easy to catch up.

Author website: https://www.kateraworth.com/doughnut/

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A CELEBRATION OF PEOPLE’S PARK @ ART HOUSE GALLERY & CULTURAL CENTER
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Doors open at 6 pm for Pot Luck, talk, and music.

Concert 7:30-10 pm with The Yosemitones (Driftwood Dave Yosemite and Katie Lee Yosemite with Hali Hammer on bass), and Carol Denney. 

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Building Sanctuary for Migrants Arriving in the Bay Area @ Kehilla Community Synagogue
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thousands of migrants are fleeing rampant violence and abject poverty, and are headed to the Bay Area. How do we open space for them? How do we strengthen existing organizations and networks who welcome migrants and asylum seekers to the Bay Area? How does defending sanctuary and asylum laws against Trump’s Administration contribute to the larger struggle against racism and white supremacy in the United States?

Join SURJ Bay Area, SURJ San Francisco, the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, and the Kehilla Community Synagogue for an evening of solidarity and action as we:

-Learn about the experience of asylum seekers who have traveled as part of a caravan.

-Explore how white supremacy enables and perpetuates the current humanitarian crisis at the border and the increasingly militarized response by the US government.

-Learn about and sign up for direct, concrete ways to support those seeking asylum in the US.

Confirmed speakers include:

-Chris Lopez from School of the Americas Watch

-A representative from the Haiti Action Committee

-A representative from the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity

Attendees are encouraged to donate as they are financially able. If you would like to donate before the event, you can do so here: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/where-all-are-welcome-building-sanctuary-for-migrants-arriving-in-the-bay-area/

Donations will be given to Al Otro Lado and Enclave Caracol, organizations directly supporting migrants and migrant legal defense.

Al Orto Lado is a bi-national, direct legal services organization serving indigent deportees, migrants, and refugees in Tijuana, Mexico. They also assist families with reunification in Mexico and work with non-custodial deported parents to ensure their rights as parents are protected in the United States family court system.

Enclave Caracol is an autonomous social space in downtown Tijuana that is used for workshops, art, and community events. It is a reunion point for a variety of migrant support groups and their team serves free meals to migrants and deportees Monday – Thursday.

**ASL interpretation provided if requested by 2pm on Thursday, March 14th.

Kehilla Community Synagogue is a fragrance-free space. If you have Mobility Accessibility needs, you can find detailed information about building access here: https://kehillasynagogue.org/accessibility/#mobility

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Mar
17
Sun
Fukushima, Nuclear Threats and The Growing Danger of War @ Berkeley Library
Mar 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Fukushima, Nuclear Threats and The Growing Danger of War
Berkeley Screening of the John Pilger film “The Coming War On China”

Commentary by Grace Shimizu, Miho Kim and others

On the 8th anniversary on the continuing crisis and contamination at the Fukushima nuclear meltdown NNA looks at the growing threat of war in Asia and the costs of nuclear weapons and US bases in Asia.
John Pilger’s film looks at the history of nuclear weapons in the Pacific including in Bikini Islands where the US tested nuclear weapons and the continued radioactive contamination of the people. It also looks at the struggle of the Okinawa people against militarization and Jeju, Korea where a a base is being constructed for the expansion of the US military.

With the growing militarization of Asia including the Abe government in Japan. I it is seeking to remove Article 9 in the constitution which forbids foreign military intervention unless Japan is attacked the government is seeking the full militarization of Japan. It is also pushing a campaign around the world to deny that the Japanese military role in “Comfort Women” who were coerced and used as sex slaves to for the military. This denialism of history is part of the effort to defend the history of the imperial role of Japan and is connected to the drive
toward war.’
Sponsored by No Nukes Action Committee

For more information
No Nukes Action Committee
http://nonukesaction.wordpress.com/

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Write a Letter to Chelsea Manning Rally @ Albany Bulb
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CHALK IN LETTER WRITING TO CHELSEA MANNING AT THE ALBANY BULB. RAIN CANCELS THE EVENT.

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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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Mar
18
Mon
Free Chelsea Manning @ US Federal Bldg
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Free Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange – Stop US Government Attack On Journalists and Whistleblowers Exposing US Government and Corporate Crimes

Please Join and Speak Out

The jailing of whistleblower and human rights activist Chelsea Manning is a threat to all people of the United States. She is being imprisoned again because she stood up for human rights and against the war crimes of the United States. After serving 7 years in jail the US government want to punish her again. She refuses to accept the Grand Jury’s right to interrogate her about Julian Assange who the US government wants to jail. She has already been interrogated by the US government authorities and this fishing expedition is only to further the attack on her for standing up for justice and human rights.

WikiLeaks has been an important resource for the people of the United States in exposing the systemic US intervention against the peoples of the world and the role of the corporations and politicians who have been involved in these crimes. The action to imprison Chelsea Manning must be answered by people throughout the United States and the world. Also labor and the trade unions must stand up for Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning. The attack on journalists and whistleblowers is attack on all democratic rights.

Bay Area Free Julian Assange Action Committee BAFJAAC
Endorsed by
United Public Workers For Action� UPWA.info

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March/Direct Action @ Oily Wells (Fargo) @ Montgomery BART Station
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the March for Fossil Fuel Freedom, ending with a rally and nonviolent direct action at the San Francisco headquarters of Big Oil’s favorite banker, Oily Wells (Fargo). The direct action will be the conclusion of a three-day, 34-mile march from Palo Alto to San Francisco.

Indigenous people and other faith leaders will lead the march  in prayer and contemplation.  The march will make twelve “stagecoach stops” along the way – one for every year that remains to take urgent action on climate change – and arrive at the bank’s world headquarters just in time to crash their annual founding day celebration. Marchers are welcome to join for the entire length or portions of the route that meet their abilities and availabilities. (“Day trippers” are welcome!)

The direct action will underscore the seriousness of the climate crisis and the strength of our resolve to combat it.

GET INVOLVED

Sign up to participate in direct action 
— by risking arrest or by playing a supporting role (such as jail support, police liaison, social media person, etc.)

Register for the march

Invite friends to donate to sponsor your participation =

Volunteer to help prepare for the march

HELP PREPARE

ART BUILD

March 9, 10 AM – 4 PM
911 Riverside Dr., San Jose

TRAINING IN NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION (PLEASE ATTEND IF YOU PLAN TO PARTICIPATE)

March 10, 1 – 4 PM
Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

THE MARCH

Saturday morning, March 16 – Monday afternoon, March 18

March will start in Palo Alto, at PF Chang’s parking lot, in the Stanford Shopping Center, corner of El Camino Real and Quarry Road. The march continues north on El Camino until it becomes Mission Street in South San Francisco, and continues straight into downtown San Francisco. with overnight stays in Burlingame and San Francisco’s Excelsior District.

RALLY AND DIRECT ACTION AT OILY WELLS

(including a performance by the San Francisco Mime Troupe)

Monday, March 18, noon
Meet at Montgomery BART Plaza
598 Market St., San Francisco

On Facebook

The March for Fossil Fuel Freedom is hosted by 350 Silicon Valley and cosponsored by the Sierra Club, Sunflower Alliance, Service Employees International Union Local 1021, 350 Bay Area, Idle No More SF, and more.

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Tax the Rich Sing-A-Long with Occupella @ Outside the Old Oaks Theater
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We’re still playing every Monday that it doesn’t rain!

Occupella organizes informal public singing at Bay Area occupation sites, marches and at BART stations. We sing to promote peace, justice, and an end to corporate domination, especially in support of the Occupy movement.

Music has the power to build spirit, foster a sense of unity, convey messages and emotions, spread information, and bring joy to participants and audience alike. See spirited clip of an action at BART. Check out the actions calendar and come add your voice. There are lots of ways to participate and everyone is welcome.

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Justice for Stephon Clark, Murdered by State Racism @ Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

6 pm: Rally at Sproul Steps

7pm: Procession to People’s Park for a Candlelight Vigil

Black Lives Matter.

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𝗕𝗮𝘆 𝗔𝗿𝗲𝗮 𝗩𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗹 𝗔𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗺𝗼𝗽𝗵𝗼𝗯𝗶𝗮 @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Mar 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

𝗦𝗙 𝗕𝗮𝘆 𝗔𝗿𝗲𝗮 𝗩𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗹 𝗔𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗺𝗼𝗽𝗵𝗼𝗯𝗶𝗮
𝗜𝗻 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗪𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀 & 𝗦𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗭𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱

As we mourn the loss of life in New Zealand, let’s honor their lives by expanding, connecting and defending our movements. Join us Monday evening for community vigil against Islamophobia to express solidarity with our brothers and sisters in New Zealand, and all those targeted by white nationalism.

To endorse or for more information please contact:
𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼@𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗴.𝗼𝗿𝗴

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Solitary Man: A Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison. Performance. @ Berkeley Marsh Cabaret, 
Mar 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


In Solitary Man, Charlie travels to Crescent City to visit a lifer named Otis Washington (played by Fred). A 64 year old native of New York City, Otis has been imprisoned since 1975 and at Pelican Bay since it opened in 1989. They get to know each other during the visit, and Otis explains some of what he has learned and experienced.

Solitary Man is directed by Mark Kenward.

No-Host Bar at the Marsh

Here is a video preview of the play!

http://lifewish.org/solitaryman/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/solitarymantheplay/

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Mar
19
Tue
Socialist Night School: Social Reproduction and the Teachers’ Strike Wave @ East Bay Community Space
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Social reproduction—the often gendered labor that goes into creating workers and the conditions under which people can work—is a critical concept in socialist theory that has gained new currency from the teachers’ strike wave, including right here in Oakland. Come join us to learn and talk about the connections between emerging workers’ movements and socialist analyses of gender and how labor is reproduced.

Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible entrance and restrooms

Required Readings

See the readings that we’ll be discussing after a brief introduction from our members.

 

 

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Mar
20
Wed
Berkeley Homeless Lawsuits – Motions for Summary Judgement. @ Courtroom 12, 19th floor, Federal District Court
Mar 20 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Judge William Alsup (of Berkeley Post Office lawsuit and DACA fame, amongst many cases of note) will hear two cases involving First They Came for the Homeless and the treatment of homeless people and activists supporting them by the Berkeley Police.

3:17-cv-06051-WHA – Sullivan et al v. Bay Area Rapid Transit
Motion for Summary Judgment

3:17-cv-06774-WHA – Armstrong-Temple et al v. City of Berkeley et al
Motion for Summary Judgment

https://www.cand.uscourts.gov/CEO/cfd.aspx?7137

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Permanent Real Estate – Hosted by East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative @ Sustainable Economies Law Center
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come learn how you fit, and where you can plug into, the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative.

The East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative (EB PREC) uses community investment to develop permanently affordable cooperative housing that uses regenerative practices, like wealth re-distribution, to empower sovereign, self-determined Black Indigenous and POC communities.

Our mission is to facilitate BIPOC and allied communities to cooperatively organize, finance, purchase, occupy, and steward properties, taking them permanently off the speculative market.

By co-creating community controlled assets, thereby reducing risk of displacement, we help people meet their basic social, economic, and emotional needs, and empower them to cooperatively lead a just transition from an extractive capitalist system into one where communities are ecologically, emotionally, spiritually, culturally, and economically restorative and regenerative.

Points of Unity:
This is not an exhaustive list and it is a work in progress. For now, EB PREC has adopted the following points of unity.

~We stand for the liberation and healing of all people and lands oppressed and exploited by histories of Genocide, Slavery, Low wage labor, Land theft, Predatory lending, and Forced migration.

~We provide mutual aid to front-line communities first, the liberation of black and indigenous communities is fundamental to the liberation of all people, a rising tide lifts all boats.

~We believe restorative solutions are rooted in collective land stewardship and decision-making. We prioritize people, planet, and future generations over profits. We move at the pace of community, not capital.

~We build trust and safe spaces with each other by doing the healing work required to transform antiquated capitalist notions into regenerative and cooperative relationships.

~We build productive capacity for disinvested BIPOC communities through community education and networks of cooperatives. EBPREC helps communities manifest vision into reality on the communities terms.

No photo description available.

 

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CANCELLED: The End of Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

CANCELLED.

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents

advance tickets: $12: brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006
or Pegasus Books (3 sites),
Books Inc (Berkeley),
Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore,
East Bay Books,
Mrs. Dalloway’s

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award & National Book Critics’ Circle Award now offers an eye-opening new interpretation of our history.

“To live past the end of your myth is a perilous thing.”

—Anne Carson

 

From the very beginning of this nation, the idea of an open frontier has been at the core of our American identity,  symbolizing a future full of promise. Today, however, the USA has an entirely new symbol: the border wall.  In The End of the Myth, acclaimed historian Greg Grandin explores the meaning of the frontier across the full sweep of US history, from the American Revolution all the way to the Trump presidency. Throughout the centuries, Grandin shows, America’s constant expansion served as a “gate of escape,” helping to deflect domestic conflicts outward.  But this deflection meant that they country’s problems, from racism to inequality, were never confronted directly. Now the 2008 financial meltdown and our unwinnable wars in the Middle East have slammed this gate shut, bringing political passions and ugly racist nationalism back home with a vengeance.

 

We now have a president who has obsessively updated the frontier not to affirm brotherhood and internationalism, but resentment-stoked domination. “We have been taken advantage of by the world,” he insisted. “That is not going to be happening anymore.”

 

Greg Grandin is the author of The Empire of Necessity, which won the Bancroft Prize; Fordlandia, which was a finalist  for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the  National Book Critics Circle Award, plus a number of other widely acclaimed books, including Kissinger’s Shadow, Empire’s Workshop, The Last Colonial Massacre, and The Blood of Guatemala . A professor of history at New York University and a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Public Library, Grandin has served on the United Nations Truth Commission investigating the Guatemalan civil war and has written for The Nation, the London Review of Books, and the New York Times.

KPFA benefit

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