WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12
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
Lia Rose, a former classmate of one of the hikers still held hostage in Iran, chose to make her album release show a benefit to help free Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer. Joining her on stage will be Tim Marcus and Andrew Macguire, among others.
9:30 p.m., $12 (proceeds benefit Free the Hikers)
3117 16th St., SF
Join Radical Women and the editors of Shout out! Women of Color Respond to Violence, as they discuss and analyze the violence against Native American, South Asian, and Afghan women. A winter buffet with a vegetarian option will be served.
6:15 p.m., $7.50 suggested donation
New Valencia Hall
625 Larkin, Suite. 202, SF
Help JR Valrey and Holly Works, the last two of the Oakland 100 (those arrested during the protests following the murder of Oscar Grant last year) raise legal defense funds for their upcoming trials.
7 p.m., $10–$1,000 suggested donation
Black Dot Café
1195 Pine, Oakl.
SUNDAY, JAN. 16
Show support for the dozens of protesters arrested at the recent rallies demanding justice for Oscar Grant as they attend their hearings.
9 a.m, free
Wiley M. Manuel Courthouse, Dept. 112
661 Washington, Oakl.
Richard Wolff explains in his documentary, Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It, how deep economic structures contributed to the global financial crisis and several depressions and recessions over the last 75 years.
7:30 p.m., $12 advance ($15 at the door)
Berkeley Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St, Berk.
MONDAY, JAN. 17
Protest the San Francisco Police Department's treatment of the disabled and people with mental health issues. Meet outside the SF Behavioral Health Center — where SFPD recently shot and killed a mentally disabled man in a wheelchair — and march to City Hall where a rally with speakers will be held by the Polk Street entrance.
12–3 p.m., free
Meet at 10th and Howard streets, SF
TUESDAY, JAN. 18
Join environmentally focused nonprofits from around the Bay Area as they discuss climate change and what to expect in terms of U.S. legislation after the recent international climate negotiations in Cancun.
7 p.m., free
David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room
2150 Allston Way, Berk.
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