Get together with other anticapitalist and establishment-challenging folk at this month's anarchist salon, a monthly gathering and conversation followed by a potluck social. This month's focus is on radical mental health and wellness.
The corner of Ellis and Ashby streets in Berkeley is one of the most dangerous corners in the city for pedestrians — averaging about one hit every 14 months. Furthermore, efforts to make it safer by installing flashing beacons and other improvements have only been met with bureaucratic red tape. Rally to demand that city transportation and Caltrans get it together and hasten this painfully slow process to make this corner safe.
Protest Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget cuts to public higher education with a picnic, musical performance, teach-in, and rally. Check the website for a complete schedule of events and to sign up if you would like to perform or teach a class.
Raise funds to support U.S. Army soldier and accused WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning at this events, which features discussions, updates, and special guests, including Daniel Ellsberg and former Sen. Mike Gravel of Alaska.
Still relevant as ever, Barbara Trent's Oscar-winning The Panama Deception chronicles the complex relationship between the George H.W. Bush administration and former Panamanian President Manual Noriega, showing how the mainstream media helps in winning the American public's approval of foreign occupations despite widespread condemnation abroad. A potluck dinner precedes the film.Read more »
On Sept. 27, 2010, the FBI raided the Chicago home of Arab American Action Network Executive Director
Hatem Abudayyeh and the homes and offices of 22 other pro-Arab and anti-war activists, accusing them of ties to terrorism, which their supporters deny. Abudayyeh will speak about his experiences since the raid and about how the FBI targets domestic political organizations.
See a special screening of South of the Border, Oliver Stone's investigative documentary exploring current social and political movements in Latin America and attempts to expose the mainstream media's misrepresentation of the region by demonizing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Alex Gibney's 2010 documentaryCasino Jack: The United States of Money discusses the relationship between politics and money and how the almighty dollar is used to manipulate government decisions. The film uses the well known story of lobbyist Jack Abramoff to illustrate the greed, lies, and corruption in U.S. politics by following Abramoff's money trail around the world.Read more »
Take the streets to protest the Berkeley City Council for backing down on plans to demand the freedom of Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army soldier imprisoned for exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq by allegedly leaking documents to WikiLeaks. Legendary whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg speaks.