Events Nationwide

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

Oakland,
CA
July 26, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
With Gifford Hartman of the Flying Picket Historical Society. This walk will revisit the sites of Oakland's "Work Holiday" that began spontaneously with rank-and-file solidarity with the striking, mostly women, retail clerks at Kahn's and Hastings department stores whose picket line was being broken by scabs escorted by police. Within 24 hours, it involved over 100,000 workers and shut down nearly all commerce in the East Bay for 54 hours.
San Francisco,
CA
July 26, 2014 - 1:00pm
Israel receives $4 billion in "aid" from the United States each year. This money is being used to commit war crimes against the Palestinian people in Gaza. We are demanding that all U.S aid to Israel be ended now! More than 200 people in Gaza have been killed and more than 1,500 have been wounded from Israeli bombs and missiles. This has to end!
Oakland,
CA
July 26, 2014 - 5:00pm
A professor of literature and Black Studies, G.A. Thomas recently traveled to Palestine in May 2014 as part of contingent of college and university professors working out of North America in support of Palestinian solidarity, liberation and freedom from occupation, apartheid and colonization. Replete with photographic images, this talk is a first-hand report-back from the Occupied West Bank facing more and more bombings, repression and kidnappings everyday with the support of what Malcolm X dubbed "dollarism."
Berkeley,
CA
July 27, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
During the third and final workshop in our Plastic-Free July series, author and activist Beth Terry will host a plastic-free potluck. Bring your favorite potluck dish to share. Show off your plastic-free lunch strategies and share any special tips you have picked up during Plastic-Free July. We will take pictures of all the potluck items, their containers, dishes, and utensils to share online. Discuss the challenges and successes of your experiences with Plastic-Free July.
San Francisco,
CA
July 27, 2014 - 3:00pm
This meeting features current campaigns, including the fight to free Nestora Salgado, a naturalized U.S. citizen and indigenous organizer who’s been wrongfully imprisoned in Mexico. Everyone's ideas are needed and welcome. The meeting is free. At 2:15pm light snacks served for a $5.00 donation, conversations free!
San Francisco,
CA
July 28, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Economics for Activists will talk about the widely-discussed new book, Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty. In our previous meeting, we agreed we would not read the actual book, since it is over 700 pages and consists largely of a presentation of empirical data. Instead we will read a series of reviews, summaries, and critiques of the book in an effort to assess its significance to current policy debates and our role as activists.
San Francisco,
CA
July 29, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Just as China has experienced a remarkable economic ascent, Chinese Americans too are modern exemplars of the “American Dream,” going from servitude to success in 150 years. While this achievement is impressive for so many Chinese immigrant families, not all are living that dream. Despite the tales of success, some still feel left behind, others feel anxiety with China’s economic rise, while still others continue to struggle with the idea of what it means to be an American.
Berkeley,
CA
July 30, 2014 - 7:00pm
The Internet's Own Boy tells the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26.
Oakland,
CA
July 30, 2014 - 7:30pm
Episode 9:  The Guilty Menby Nigel Turner The Men Who Killed Kennedy is a United Kingdom ITV video documentary series that depicts the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Originally broadcast in 1988 in two parts (with a subsequent studio discussion), it was rebroadcast in 1991 re-edited to three parts with additional material, and a fourth episode added in 1995. The addition of three further episodes in 2003 caused great controversy, particularly in the final episode implicating Lyndon B. Johnson and the withdrawal of these additional episodes.
Berkeley,
CA
July 30, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  Hosted by Harry Kreisler We can thank Ralph Nader for nearly every environmental or consumer regulation from the 1960’s to the present. Named by The Atlantic as one of the hundred most influential figures in American history, and by Time and Life magazines as one of the most influential Americans of the twentieth century, Ralph Nader has helped us drive safer cars, eat healthier food, breathe better air, drink cleaner water, and work in safer environments for nearly five decades.