December 14, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Noon – 2 PM Youth March from Gene Friend Recreation Center (270 6th St.)
Join us in honoring the anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook and the 85 lives lost top gun violence everyday.
Sponsored by: Global Exchange, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Bridges of Hope, Healing 4 Our Families and our Nation, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Move-On.org, Organizing for Action, Or Shalom Jewish Community, SF Committee to End Gun Violence, Sojourner Truth Foster Family Service Angence The Kitchen SF and United Playaz
December 15, 2013 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
The Arab Spring was rooted in more than just popular aspirations for democracy, prosperity, and respect. It was also driven by cleavages in class and state, and, in particular, divisions within the bourgeoisie, differential social alienation, and the rise of identity politics. As more regimes feel threatened by instability around them, covert cross-border interventions have played an increasing role. Geopolitical maneouvres reveal not merely perceived interests, but the tactical projection of those interests across borders and through arrays of surrogates, and real interests.
December 15, 2013 - 1:00pm
Get active in the defense of Salgado, a U.S. citizen and an indigenous women’s leader in Guerrero, Mexico who is wrongfully imprisoned by the government. The discussion follows a December 10 protest at the Mexican Consulate in San Francisco and is featured at the monthly meeting of Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party.
Everyone is welcome. A home-cooked brunch is served at 12:15pm for an $8 donation.
December 15, 2013 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Revolutionaries, radicals and militant workers who want to fight to win should attend and discuss what revolutionary strategy and tactics are needed to overcome this epidemic of political incompetence and boundless confusion that arrests our development.
The two culprits of this epidemic are reformism and centrism. The reformist labor bureaucrats and the fake-left centrists of the Transport workers Solidarity Committee collaborated with the bureaucrats' betrayal. They dread, and are truly afraid of massive workers upsurge against the capitalists' attacks.
December 15, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Documentary (1987), 50 min, dir. Scott Wiseman
“Soweto to Berkeley” explores the student protests and debates at UC Berkeley in the 1980s which led to the Board of Regents decision to withdraw $3.1 billion in funds from companies doing business in South Africa. With the students’ tactics including occupations and direct actions, their organizing efforts, and their successes and failures, still resonate today.
December 15, 2013 - 7:00pm
Eva Bartlett is an activist and journalist living in Gaza since 2008. her eyewitness accounts from occupied Palestine have been published in The Electronic Intifada, Inter Press service, Countercurrents and her own blog:.ingaza.wordpress.com. As a volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement,
December 17, 2013 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Join us in a birthday vigil for Chelsea Manning. Solidarity vigils happening in London, Philadelphia and Germany.
December 17, 2013 - 6:30pm
As we look to 2014, we will circle our chairs and have a facilitated conversation about what you most value about Climate One, and where it could do a better job. Your insights will help Climate One’s leadership gauge future opportunities to enhance its live events and radio shows and podcasts.
We welcome frequent and occasional attendees. Haven’t been in a while? Now’s your chance to come back and reconnect.
December 17, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join Modern Times Bookstore Collective as we welcome local author Penny Rosenwasser for a reading and signing of her new book, “Hope Into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears.”
December 17, 2013 - 7:00pm
In Return of the Light: A Political Fable in Which the American People Retake Their Country, it is the night of the Winter Solstice in 2120. At one of thousands of community gatherings across the United States, a storyteller does the annual retelling of how, back in 2023, a decade-long movement culminated in the people taking over their own government, making it a means for mobilizing their collective power to promote peace, social justice, environmental responsibility, and a society hospitable to the needs of the human spirit.