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Conference: The Coming 2020 Election Crisis @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Conference: The Coming 2020 Election Crisis @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Oct 6 all-day
“The Coming 2020 Election Crisis” Conference Oct. 5,6, in Berkeley The National Voting Rights Task Force (NVRTF) is proud to announce its 3rd National Election Integrity Conference – “The Coming 2020 Election Crisis – In Paper We Trust” – Sat. and Sun., 10 am – 6 pm. The 2020 Primary and General Elections are just around the corner.   But will everyone who wants to vote be able to? Will all the votes be counted as cast? How secure will the elections be? Will they be hacked? And, if so, will … Continued
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10:00 am October Rebellion Spokescouncil @ Sports Basement
October Rebellion Spokescouncil @ Sports Basement
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This is the meeting for anyone who would like to get plugged into XR in advance of the October rebellion on the 16th. Would you like to help coordinate art, music, or food? Are you interested in joining direct actions such as swarming or a die-in, building costumes or props, or joining the Red Rebel Brigade? Join us and add your voice to the October 16th action, which will call out state government on its soft approach to the fossil fuel industry. 67186
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Gentrifying Paradise? A handbook for fighting gentrification.
 @ Niebyl Proctor Library

Gentrifying Paradise? A handbook for fighting gentrification.
 @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library Gentrifying Paradise?  A handbook for fighting gentrification. Actually, the book’s subtitle is Resistance and Removal in 21st Century Venice California, and Democracy Now’s Juan González described it as follows: “This is a captivating people’s history of the battle to preserve one of America’s iconic neighborhoods, Venice, California, from the claws of real estate developers, downtown politicians and the merchants of mass consumerism. Author James R Smith weaves together his own personal memoir, his many muckraking dispatches from one of the few surviving 1960s alternative … Continued
3:00 pm Health Care for All – Contra Costa County Chapter Meeting @ Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Bldg 1 Conference Room
Health Care for All – Contra Costa County Chapter Meeting @ Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Bldg 1 Conference Room
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Supporters in Alameda County are welcome to join us Agenda Highlights: – Learn about our successful movie showings (see the article Increasing Diversity in the Single Payer Movement below). You find the draft agenda here.   Increasing Diversity In the Single Payer Movement By Jonee Grassi As has been evident for many years, the movement for obtaining universal, single payer health care has lacked ethnic diversity.  The documentary “The Power to Heal” presents an opportunity to collaborate with communities of color to discuss the history of achieving health care justice … Continued
3:00 pm Memorial for Michael Diehl (Berkeley Activist) @ People's Park
Memorial for Michael Diehl (Berkeley Activist) @ People's Park
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
https://twitter.com/crustyrustyMAD/status/1179785823064952832   Michael Diehl, whose work with the homeless and poor on Berkeley’s streets earned him the nickname “the Mayor of Berkeley streets,” was killed Sunday when a driver struck him around 8:30 p.m. in Newark, according to authorities. — Berkeleyside   Rest in Power Michael Diehl. All our gratitude and respect for your tireless, grounded, on the ground, lived work and shared wisdom in this world. #HousingIsAHumanRight #SolutionsNotSweeps #HousingIsHealthcare @StSpiritNews https://t.co/D7vBFifi7E — Stolen Belonging (@StolenBelonging) October 3, 2019 67173
4:00 pm Labor Reading Group @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Labor Reading Group @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Today, unions make up only 10.5% of the workforce in the U.S. Wages have been stagnant since the 1970s and living standards have been declining for just as long. Housing and healthcare costs continue to rise, public transit and infrastructure continue to crumble, and more and more working people are only an emergency away from bankruptcy. A good life seems to recede further toward the horizon, further out of reach for workers. Why is this the case and how have we gotten here? What can regular working people do to … Continued
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
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 … Continued
7:00 pm Maggie Haberman – Observations About Trump @ Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Maggie Haberman – Observations About Trump @ Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Maggie Haberman Opens Cal Performances’ Speaker Series   Maggie Haberman has been covering Donald Trump for much of her decorated career as a political reporter – from his decades in the New York City tabloid headlines to his current contentious presidency. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times White House correspondent, and CNN political analyst shares her observations about the Trump administration’s combative relationship with the press, and the changing perceptions of journalism throughout the country. Haberman also discusses her award-winning investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential campaign, … Continued