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Private Student Debt Debtors’ Assembly 4:30 pm
Private Student Debt Debtors’ Assembly @ Online
Sep 1 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Most folks think that last week Biden canceled student debt. But the truth is that last week, Biden announced a cancellation plan that most people will have to APPLY for before their debts are canceled. All that Biden’s pledge has yielded so far is crashed government website and promises from the Dept of Ed that they are “working” on the application that the whole cancellation program rests on. Pretty great system. Still. Some relief is coming, even if it’s going to be a set of hoops to jump through to … Continued
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Screening at Parker School: Let the Fire Burn 7:00 pm
Screening at Parker School: Let the Fire Burn @ Parker School
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Imperialism and the Class Struggle Revisited 10:30 am
Imperialism and the Class Struggle Revisited @ Online
Sep 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
We will address  the relationship between the class struggle at home and anti-impeeriism abroad. Speaker(s) TBA 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. ZOOM LINK https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81133350622?pwd=dUUyUWppbWt6djVTaElISUhocXpSUT09 Meeting ID: 811 3335 0622 Passcode: ICSS2717rs One tap mobile +16694449171,,81133350622#,,,,*5892135124# US +16699006833,,81133350622#,,,,*5892135124# US … Continued
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HOW HAS REDLINING PERSISTED INTO THE MODERN DAY? 10:00 am
HOW HAS REDLINING PERSISTED INTO THE MODERN DAY? @ Online
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
HOW HAS REDLINING PERSISTED INTO THE MODERN DAY? @ Online
Online Event Location:  https://www.classy.org/event/now-and-next-how-has-redlining-persisted-into-the-modern-day/e411431  We think of redlining as a past practice. But in reality, the shameful legacy of redlining lives on today. It’s embedded into our data –our health outcomes, education, zip codes, wealth –and increasingly, into new technology. Zeroing in algorithmic bias, speakers will discuss how modern redlining affects people of color today, and how we can leverage technology as a positive force for equity and economic opportunity for formerly redlined communities. This session is designed for anyone with an interest in understanding the changing landscape of structural racism … Continued
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Teach-in People’s Assembly (focus climate crisis) 1:00 pm
Teach-in People’s Assembly (focus climate crisis) @ Online
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
online, please register at: https://bit.ly/3QfEm8l Are you concerned about the future of the planet and all life on it? are you concerned about the IRA? you are invited to a free Teach-in on People’s Assembly Saturday September 10th, from 1 to 3pm PST on zoom. Local Celebrities, Alycee Lane, & Jeremy Lent (authors) will be presenting as well as Yusra Bitar & Derek Seidman of littlesis. This Teach-in is free and open to the public. For more event information: https://triplejustice.org 70241
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Beyond Money – A Postcapitalist Strategy 5:00 pm
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 … Continued
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The Midterm Elections and the State of Bourgeois Politics 10:30 am
The Midterm Elections and the State of Bourgeois Politics @ Online
Sep 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Midterm Elections and the State of Bourgeois Politics @ Online
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library ICSS Sunday Mornings at the Marxist Library info@icssmarx.org via mitalumprod.onmicrosoft.com      Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library   The opinions expressed in our Sunday morning programs are those of the speakers only and do not represent any kind of group consensus by the members of ICSS. Programs are scheduled on a “first come first served” basis. Our general practice is to allot at least half of the time to comradely discussion of the issues including as many voices as practical. NOTE: The Library will … Continued
H2O 101: Sunflower Alliance Monthly Webinar – Delta-Conveyance Project 4:00 pm
H2O 101: Sunflower Alliance Monthly Webinar – Delta-Conveyance Project
Sep 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Save the date for a lively panel discussion!  This time we’re focusing on water issues and the SF Bay-Delta.  (Yes, when it comes to California politics, oil and water do mix.)  What exactly is the Delta-Conveyance Project and why is it important that we get involved?  Why do Indigenous and environmental groups contest the state’s claim that it will protect our infrastructure and water supply from “disruptions caused by sea level rise, climate change and seismic threats”? Paul Seger, President of the Delta Water Board and head of the Delta Group Sierra Club, … Continued
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Panel: How does nonprofit journalism work? 5:00 pm
Panel: How does nonprofit journalism work? @ SF Public Library
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The nonprofit news model is growing nationwide, giving rise to local and national coverage from newsrooms that are independent of the motivations of shareholders and advertisers. A panel of journalists from nonprofit news group El Timpano, Mission Local and San Jose Spotlight will describe their goals, successes, and challenges. A staffperson will moderate the discussion, and there will be a question and answer period. El Timpano works in collaboration with residents and community partners to create empowering, two-way channels of information that inform and engage the Bay Area’s Latino and … Continued
Day of Reparations to African People 6:30 pm
Day of Reparations to African People @ Uhuru House
Sep 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Day of Reparations to African People @ Uhuru House
On September 13, 2022, Chairman Omali Yeshitela returns to Oakland’s Uhuru House, headquarters of the African People’s Socialist Party in the 1980s from where he rebuilt the Black Power Movement out of the ashes of COINTELPRO. Black Panther Party founder Huey Newton made his last public appearances at the Uhuru House shortly before his assassination in 1989. In Oakland, Yeshitela led campaigns that put a Community Control of Housing initiative on the ballot, took over parks and an abandoned building to serve those without homes and built black community economic … Continued
KPFA: Brad DeLong: Slouching Towards Utopia. 7:00 pm
KPFA: Brad DeLong: Slouching Towards Utopia. @ The Back Room
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Please join KPFA Radio when we welcome UC Berkeley professor Brad DeLong to celebrate the release of his most recent book, Slouching Towards Utopia. This live, in-person event will feature Brad DeLong in conversation with Michael Mechanic, author of Jackpot and senior editor at Mother Jones. “The author conveys a wealth of information in elegant, accessible prose, combining grand, epochal perspectives with fascinating discursions on everything from alternating-current electricity to the gender wage gap. The result is a cogent interpretation of economic modernity that illuminates both its nigh-miraculous achievements and its … Continued
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People’s Park Equinox Ceremony 5:00 pm
People’s Park Equinox Ceremony @ People's Park
Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
People’s Park Autumn Equinox ceremony Sat. 9/17 for Protection, Justice and Balance Gather on Sat. September 17 at 4 pm Ceremony at 5pm. (Bring a hat, your own food and water) At about 4pm music with Hali Hammer on stage Also free tarot readings before and after the event. Literature tables encouraged. Afterwards the circle opens onto the Stage in the west for an open mike. Eat and drink your own food, and enjoy music, songs and voices for Protection, Justice and Balance for the Park. 70267
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The U.S. War with Mexico, Manifest Destiny and the Rise of the U.S. Empire 9:30 am
The U.S. War with Mexico, Manifest Destiny and the Rise of the U.S. Empire @ UUSF
Sep 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
The U.S. War with Mexico, Manifest Destiny and the Rise of the U.S. Empire @ UUSF
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/91297649127pwd=eitYTk1nVVFPdVlYK2VoWXQ2TjNHZz09 The U.S. War with Mexico, Manifest Destiny and the Rise of the U.S. Empire With Amy S. Greenberg, George Winfree Professor of American History Amy Greenberg is an historian of antebellum America (1800-1860) with a particular interest in the relationship between the United States and the rest of the world in the decades before the Civil War. Amy has published five books. Among them are • Lady First: The World of First Lady Sarah Polk • A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion … Continued
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Private Student Debt Debtors’ Assembly 4:30 pm
Private Student Debt Debtors’ Assembly @ Online
Sep 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Most folks think that last week Biden canceled student debt. But the truth is that last week, Biden announced a cancellation plan that most people will have to APPLY for before their debts are canceled. All that Biden’s pledge has yielded so far is crashed government website and promises from the Dept of Ed that they are “working” on the application that the whole cancellation program rests on. Pretty great system. Still. Some relief is coming, even if it’s going to be a set of hoops to jump through to … Continued
Documentary film screening of PUSH 6:30 pm
Documentary film screening of PUSH @ Grand Lake Theater
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
There will be a documentary film screening of PUSH with former United Nations Housing Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha on solutions to Oakland’s housing crisis. The screening will be followed by a discussion, and will be a great opportunity to learn about ways you can get active in the fight to make housing as a human right this election cycle and beyond. Please RSVP on Eventbrite to reserve your spot Fife’s District 3 Office is co-hosting alongside Moms 4 Housing, the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE Action), Oakland Tenants … Continued
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Socialism Betrayed? 10:30 am
Socialism Betrayed? @ online
Sep 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Our speakers, Roger Keeran and Thomas Kenny will discuss their book,  Socialism Betrayed: Behind the Collapse of the Soviet Union (2004), and  their reflections since writing the book, including Gorbachev’s role in overturning socialism in the Soviet Union, why he arose, whether this was inevitable, and what lessons are to be learned. Roger Keeran is  Professor Emeritus at Empire State School of the State University of New York (SUNY), He has been a member of the Communist Party USA for three decades and is currently a member of the advisory board of the Marxist journal Science … Continued
The Abortion Struggle Today — Our Right and Our Fight 4:00 pm
The Abortion Struggle Today — Our Right and Our Fight @ Online
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ever since Roe v Wade legalized limited access to abortion in 1973, it has been under attack across the country. The nationwide assault on abortion rights has many looking at this problem and questioning what we can do? Jenny Brown, the author of the book Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now will join us to discuss the fight for reproductive rights, both the lessons from the past and strategies for today. Please join us online for this important discussion about standing up to the attacks on reproductive rights, as well as the … Continued
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KPFA: Chris Hedges – The Greatest Evil is War 7:00 pm
KPFA: Chris Hedges – The Greatest Evil is War @ First Congregational Church of Berkeley
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26TH AT 7:00 PM Please join KPFA Radio  when we welcome Pulitzer-prize winning author Chris Hedges in celebration of the release of his most recent book, The Greatest Evil is War. This live, in-person event will be hosted by Project Censored’s Mickey Huff. “Hedges delivers a blistering condemnation of war in all forms and for all reasons -this spiky treatise deserves to be reckoned with.” Publisher’s Weekly “Chris Hedges has compiled a remarkable record of reporting and analysis. This is a contribution of great significance in these troubled times.” … Continued
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