By Jackie Andrews
THURSDAY, JUNE 9
Reporting back from Cuba
Gloria la Riva, recent winner of the Friendship Medal by the Cuban Council of State, will update the public on the new Cuban economic policies, their impact on the country's economy, and the Latin American struggle for liberation — often called the Bolivarian Revolution. Afterward, check out a special screening of South of the Border, Oliver Stone's investigative documentary that exposes the mainstream media's misrepresentation of Latin America in its demonization of the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
7–9 p.m., free
2969 Mission, SF
FRIDAY, JUNE 10
Protest nuclear power
It's been almost three months since the earthquake in Japan and resulting Fukushima nuclear disaster, and many fear that California's coast is similarly vulnerable. Rally against the corporations that influence the U.S. government in favor of nuclear industry despite its dangers to people and the environment. Demand that all U.S. power plants — funded by tax dollars — be shut down and help promote a cleaner public power.
3:30–5:30 p.m., free
The Consulate General of Japan
50 Fremont, SF
Facebook: No Nukes Action SF-Solidarity with 6.11 Action in Japan
SATURDAY, JUNE 11
World Naked Bike Ride
Ride your bike in the buff to express the public's vulnerability to the social, economic, and environmental dangers caused by a global dependence on oil. A kind of naked Critical Mass, this fun, provocative bike ride will tour the city's hot spots including Fisherman's Wharf, the Marina, and Civic Center. All are welcome, so ride as you dare — bare or square — but don't forget the sunscreen.
11 a.m., free
Justin Herman Plaza
Market and Embarcadero , SF
Facebook: World Naked Bike Ride-San Francisco
International Day of Solidarity
Enjoy an evening of solidarity and support for Marie Mason and Eric McDavid, two political prisoners sentenced for Earth Liberation Front-endorsed actions — what the feds call ecoterrorism. This event features a screening of If a Tree Falls: A Story Of the Earth Liberation Front, as well as information about the so-called "green scare," or the recent wave of government repression meant to disrupt and discredit environmental activism.
7–9:30 p.m., $15
3543 18th St., SF
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