March 13, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
A report from the 6th National Congress of Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement
Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement, Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST) in Portuguese, is a mass social movement, formed by rural workers and by all those who want to fight for land reform and against injustice and social inequality in rural areas.
March 14, 2014 - 6:30pm
The current wave of kidnappings in Latin America inspired this tense suspense drama which takes place in Venezuela. A wealthy young couple are kidnapped by three men demanding a $20,000 ransom for their release, and have just 2 hours to get it. Rated R (2005). Length 1hr. 27 mins
Director Jonathan Jakubowicz's cinematic style in this movie is a translation of the way he perceived reality while being held hostage himself 45 minutes with a gun under his nose.
March 14, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fracking and acidizing, techniques that the oil industry wants to greatly expand in California, pose major risks to the water we drink, the air we breathe, our climate, and our future. They could drive California backwards instead of forwards as the climate leader. We will discuss efforts to stop fracking including state legislation, local initiatives, rallies, demonstrations, and bird-dogging Gov. Brown.
Presenters will be from the Bay Chapter’s “Don’t Frack California” team.
Cost: $3 suggested donation.
March 15, 2014 - 1:00pm
On Saturday March 15th, people will be travelling from all over California to join a mass rally and send a message to our lawmakers:
Don't Frack the Golden State!
Governor Brown keeps trying to tell us he's green, but his stance on fracking is not. We have some of the weakest laws in the country when it comes to fracking.
March 15, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
A national wave of organizing by low wage workers under the banners of Fight for $15 and OUR Walmart is making itself felt in Oakland in workplace organizing and the Lift Up Oakland ballot campaign to raise the minimum wage to $12.25 and mandate paid sick days.
Join us to discuss the way forward for this movement and hear the case for a grassroots worker-led campaign for a living wage for all workers.
March 16, 2014 - 9:30am
“Fukushima Step by Step”: Cecile Pineda author of “Face Frieze”; and “ The Love Queen of the Amazon” is a long-time anti-war activist; her recent book,"Devil’s Tango: How I learned the Fukushima Step by Step” , is a dissection of the nuclea r industry seen through the lens of ongoing disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex. Written as a journal, her day-to-day observations reflect on the meaning of life on a planet which is as vulnerable as a human body.
Light breakfast offered for slight fee.
March 16, 2014 - 10:30am - 2:30pm
Socially Conscious Entrepreneurs and cultural change agents share wisdom and strategies for discovering and fully living purpose in a new age of business.
Are you asking yourself questions like - How do I take effective action to make my dreams come true? What do I do when I know I could be living bigger?
March 16, 2014 - 1:00pm
With millions in debt, a 15.4% unemployment rate, and a soaring cost of living, this beautiful island, colonized by the U.S., is in dire straits. Hear an eyewitness account and Marxist analysis of the problem.
Home-cooked Brunch served at 12:15pm for an $8 donation
March 17, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
In this panel, we explore the frontiers of “open access regimes” within the food system, using seeds and land as starting points from which to reassess resource ownership and property rights in agriculture. We also consider how open access regimes connect to food sovereignty – the rights of local people to define their own food systems. In recent years, open-source licensing has emerged as a new approach to protect the seed innovations of farmers and plant breeders and provide them with access to diversified germplasm.
March 17, 2014 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
With Cynthia Rosenzweig, Alice Waters, and Courtney White, interviewed by Anna Lappé