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Film Screening

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.

7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation

Humanist Hall

390 27th St., Oakl.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 26

Free clinics aren't free

Nothing like eating and drinking for a cause. To help raise needed funds for the Berkeley Free Clinic, Saturn Cafe will donate 10 percent of your bill to this worthy endeavor.

10 a.m.–midnight, cost of food and drink purchase

Saturn Cafe

2175 Allston, Berk.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 28

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19

 

Money and politics

Alex Gibney's 2010 documentary Casino 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 »

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12

 

Bradley Manning rally

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.

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., free

Berkeley Old City Hall

2134 MLK Jr. Way, Berk.

THURSDAY, JAN. 13

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FRIDAY, JAN. 7

 

Noam Chomsky interview

Pick the brain of linguist and author Noam Chomsky as Wild Wild West Radio hosts an interactive cyber-convo with the influential professor and political dissident. Listeners may phone in questions or chat with Chomsky online for a unique, collective experience.

3 p.m., free

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FRIDAY, DEC. 31

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22

Floyd Westerman Retrospective

You may remember him for his role in "Dances with Wolves" as Chief Ten Bears and as a country western singer/songwriter. But Floyd Westerman, a.k.a. Red Crow, was also an outspoken activist for Native Americans and the environment. A new documentary by Steve Jacobson explores his later life and activism. Along with the film, there will also be a social hour at 6:30 and a discussion following the film.Read more »

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15

 

Women's Holiday Party

Come support and celebrate the holidays with San Francisco's most politically active women. This annual party is thrown by the San Francisco Women's Political Committee, and this year it's being cohosted by NARAL Pro-Choice California, Good Ol Girls, Emerge California, and Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific. The first 100 women to arrive receive a free glass of champagne, and the first 200 people get a free drink ticket.Read more »

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1

Local hiring hearing

Sup. John Avalos' San Francisco Local Hiring Policy for Construction ordinance, which mandates that construction projects that get city money hire more San Franciscans, has its first hearing and vote before the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee.

Noon, free

City Hall Room 250

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, SF

554-7723

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THURSDAY, NOV. 25

Indigenous People's Thanksgiving

Join this annual sunrise celebration on Alcatraz Island to honor Mother Earth, the spirit of popular resistance to exploitation, and generations past and future. Sponsored by the International Indian Treaty Council and American Indian Contemporary Arts and featuring guest speakers, drummers, dancers, and MC Lakota Harden.

4:45-6 a.m., $14 (for adult ferry ticket)

Pier 33, SF

(415) 981-7625

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