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3:00 pm Housing Is A Right! Socialism and the Fight Against Displacement. @ Workers World
Housing Is A Right! Socialism and the Fight Against Displacement. @ Workers World
Aug 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Housing is a Right! Socialism and the Fight Against Displacement, Homelessness and Gentrification! Join the discussion on the – MacArthur Homefulness POOR Magazine project by Jeremy Miller, – on-going attacks on renters rights in Alameda by Tristen Schmidt, – and how housing can be managed under socialism, with examples from Cuba and other countries by Judy Greenspan. – Let’s talk about what housing for all could look like under socialism and the struggle to get there. Space is wheelchair accessible. Refreshments will be served.63441
3:30 pm Oakland: Say No to Hate in the Bay @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oakland: Say No to Hate in the Bay @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 13 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
We stand with Charlottesville. 63480
5:00 pm 13 Lessons from the Largest Land Conflict in Latin America + Benefit Party @ Gill Tract
13 Lessons from the Largest Land Conflict in Latin America + Benefit Party @ Gill Tract
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Local organizer, Effie Rawlings, will share stories, video and art from one of the world’s largest and oldest social movements, Movimento Sem Terra (MST): The Landless Worker’s Movement of Brazil. Learn more about how the MST is helping to heal deforestation and displacement through direct action – occupying land and redistributing it to landless people, who, through the process of fighting for and holistically managing land, cultivate a deep political identity. The MST’s commitment to the well being of the planet and the development of social consciousness through the careful … Continued
5:00 pm Bay Area Anti-Fascists: Where do we go from here? @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Bay Area Anti-Fascists: Where do we go from here? @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Green Sunday Don’t miss this riveting discussion! Speakers: Meleiza Figueroa and Juno Amy Rosenhaus OCCUPELLA kicks off the event with two songs! John Torok emcees. Will there be strong non-violent resistance to the Alt Reich? This topic was chosen for Green Sunday because alt-right rallies, featuring known violent instigators, are scheduled at UC Berkeley on Aug 19 and Sept 14 and downtown Berkeley on Aug 27. Mayor Jesse Arreguin asks us to avoid the Civic Center area that Sunday, but “If you do choose to attend and violence breaks out, … Continued
7:00 pm 24th Birthday Party for Long Haul Infoshop @ Longhaul
24th Birthday Party for Long Haul Infoshop @ Longhaul
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Long Haul Infoshop opened August 13, 1993 Come celebrate 24 years! — free t-shirt raffle — silk screen your own t-shirt – bring a blank shirt — celebratory food items — tell funny stories There will be cake & a t-shirt raffle/ give away! For more event information: http://www.thelonghaul.org63442
7:00 pm SF: Emergency Rally in Support of #DefendCville @ San Francisco City Hall
SF: Emergency Rally in Support of #DefendCville @ San Francisco City Hall
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We are coming together because we are needed. We are coming together because we will not accept what happened in Charlottesville, VA this weekend as the “new normal”. We are coming together to support and honor our comrades in Cville who bravely stood up to Nazis, Fascists and Klansmen–even at the cost of their lives. We come together to show that we will not be silent or cowed by so-called “Alt-Right” terrorists. Please come and bring a candle or a flashlight. Sunset is is around 8pm on Sunday, so let … Continued
7:30 pm Berkeley: Candlelight Vigil for Charlottesville @ Finnish Hall
Berkeley: Candlelight Vigil for Charlottesville @ Finnish Hall
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
TONIGHT! Candlelight vigil for #Cville.Meet: Finnish Hall 7:30p 1970 Chestnut St, #Berkeley, march to Civic Center Park by 8. Details later— Indivisible Berkeley (@IndivisibleBerk) August 13, 2017 63483
12:00 pm Rally for Social Security @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Rally for Social Security @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Don’t believe the Debt Vultures. Social Security is Alive and Well! BUT WE NEED TO FIGHT TO PRESERVE, IMPROVE AND EXPAND IT.63409
5:00 pm Occupella Sing Along – Tax the Rich @ Solano Avenue in front of the old Oaks Theater
Occupella Sing Along – Tax the Rich @ Solano Avenue in front of the old Oaks Theater
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Occupella Sing Along - Tax the Rich @ Solano Avenue in front of the old Oaks Theater | Berkeley | California | United States
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.63459
5:30 pm Film Screening: The Bail Trap @ Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth
Film Screening: The Bail Trap @ Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth
Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The money bail system is one of the main feeders of mass incarceration. Yet, few people know what the money bail system is, let alone how it all works or why we need to do away with it. That’s why Brave New Films’ has produced a new short film compilation about America’s broken bail system — The Bail Trap: American Ransom. This ongoing short-film series includes: Breaking Down Bail, unpacking the myths and the history of bail, and Tai’s Story: College or Bail?, a documentary about a young woman and the $100,000 price-tag put … Continued
7:00 pm San Francisco Security Meetup @ Patriot House
San Francisco Security Meetup @ Patriot House
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
BaySec is the meetup for anyone interested in security and cryptography. There’s no sponsor, agenda, or talks, but feel free to buy a new friend a drink. It’s almost always on the third Tuesday of each month at Patriot House in San Francisco. #Baysec is Tuesday the 15th, 7-10ish pm at Patriot House (2 Embarcadero Center, SF). Info at https://t.co/5WCHUUinra— Root Labs (@rootlabs) August 13, 2017 63485
6:00 pm Coffee Break: Informal Discussion on Politics & The Left @ Free Speech Movement Cafe, Moffett Undergraduate Library, on the UC Campus
Coffee Break: Informal Discussion on Politics & The Left @ Free Speech Movement Cafe, Moffett Undergraduate Library, on the UC Campus
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Platypus Affiliated Society hosts a weekly informal discussion on Politics, The Left, the Platypus Review, and upcoming Leftist events & Platypus activities in the area. All are welcomed to attend regardless of whether or not you participate in the discussion. Sometimes certain articles or events are points of discussion, email PlatypusBCC [at] gmail.com to find out. This week we will be discussing “Organization, political action, history, and consciousness: on anarchism and Marxism” by Chris Cutrone https://platypus1917.org/2008/02/01/organization-political-action-history-and-consciousness-on-anarchism-and-marxism/ http://www.platypus1917.org http://www.facebook.com/platypusberkeley http://www.platypus1917.org/berkeley The Platypus Affiliated Society, established in December 2006, organizes reading … Continued
7:00 pm Ars Technica Forum: How to make the tech industry work for everyone @ Eli's Mile High Club
Ars Technica Forum: How to make the tech industry work for everyone @ Eli's Mile High Club
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Anyone who has been in the Bay Area in recent years knows that the tech industry plays an outside role in our daily lives. We feel it in our rent, in the price of our drinks—regardless of whether we work in the industry or not. That’s why Catherine Bracy, a co-founder, has created a new Oakland-based organization to try to generate widespread opportunity for all. Join Ars Technica editors Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar in conversation with Ling at the next Ars Technica Live, at Eli’s Mile High Club in … Continued
8:30 am Freedom4Dajon Rally @ Rene Davidson Courthouse
Freedom4Dajon Rally @ Rene Davidson Courthouse
Aug 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Come out and support DaJon Ford, who was arrested and charged as an adult back in 2013, when he was only 17 years old. He has been waiting almost 4 years for a trial in Santa Rita Jail. We made a lot of noise in support of Dajon at his court hearing last month, but we know we could get a lot more support for his next court hearing: Last year, Proposition 57 passed, which took the power away from district attorneys to directly try juveniles as adults, and put … Continued
6:00 pm Town Hall – Stop the Violence in Oakland @ Youth Uprising
Town Hall – Stop the Violence in Oakland @ Youth Uprising
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
From the Oakland Post: Adamika Village and other grass-roots organizations are hosting a town hall meeting to announce “strategic and consistent planning and implementation to stop the violence in Oakland.” “It is imperative that the community get involved in changing Oakland’s climate of violence. We can no longer rely on anyone but ourselves to make this happen,” says Pastor Anthony Woods, Adamika CEO. “This town hall is the beginning of regular monthly meetings to assure implementation occurs. Please don’t stay home and think somebody else is going to change Oakland. … Continued
2:00 pm Sunflower Alliance: Banners Over I-80 @ I-80 Pedestrian Overpass
Sunflower Alliance: Banners Over I-80 @ I-80 Pedestrian Overpass
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Banner Over I-80 with Our Messages to the World, Aug 19 Join Animals Against Extinction, the Sunflower Alliance art group, to get our messages out to tens of thousands of people driving on Route 80. Show them we have a vibrant progressive movement pushing hard for a just and sustainable world. Every time we banner we get lots of honks and waves. We’ll have banners saying RESIST PERSIST, WTF! THERE IS NO PLANET B, IMMIGRANTS R US, NO BAN NO WALL and a new one, SINGLE PAYER Its lots of … Continued
3:00 pm BLUE RIBBON PANEL: REFORMING URBAN SHIELD @ South Berkeley Senior Center
BLUE RIBBON PANEL: REFORMING URBAN SHIELD @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Please join us for a discussion on reforming Urban Shield with distinguished panelists David Muhammad, Reggie Lyles, Tracy Rosenberg, and Elliot Hosman. D a v i d  M u h a m m a d  i s  a  n a t i o n a l  l e a d e r  i n  t h e  f i e l d s  o f  c r i m i n a l j u s t i c e , v i o l e n c e  p … Continued