Join San Francisco for Democracy in a conversation about California's death penalty and various upcoming legislation on the issue. Speakers include Darryl Stalworth of Death Penalty Focus, and others to be announced.
Author, activist, and poet Margaret Randall talks with historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and reads from her book To Change the World: My Years in Cuba. Randall will discuss her life in Cuba during the 1970s and the relationship between women's liberation and other revolutionary movements. No need to get a sitter for this event — childcare is provided by request.
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.