Online Townhall: Sat. May 30, 4pm (PDT), 7pm (EDT)

May 16, 2020

Opening the Economy? Their Plans and Ours The rush to open the economy has nothing to do with providing us with any real hope for our future. It is all about the profits of the banks and corporations. We won’t

Online Townhall: Sat. April 11, 4pm (PDT), 7pm (EDT)

April 4, 2020

Link to videos of this townhall Covid-19: Workers from the Frontlines Saturday, April 11 4pm (PDT), 7pm (EDT) As the death toll from this virus continues to climb, it is clear that the government’s main concern is the health of

Online Townhall: Sat. April 4, 4pm (PDT), 7pm (EDT)

March 28, 2020

As this virus spreads, workers around the world are being coerced to work under increasingly dangerous situations. Health care workers have been forced to work without protective equipment, and are at the greatest risk for becoming infected.

Online Townhall: Sat. March 28 4pm (PDT) 7pm (EDT)

March 23, 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic Their System Can’t Protect Us The coronavirus (COVID-19) has already led to a global catastrophe with 353,692 infected and 15,430 dead (3/23/2020), with the rest of the world’s population still threatened with infection. The response of most

The French Yellow Vests Movement (July 25, 7 PM)

July 7, 2019

Thursday, July 25th, 7pmBerkeley City College (Auditorium) 2050 Center St, Berkeley Since November of 2018 there have been weekly protests, sometimes involving hundreds of thousands of people, from students to housewives to workers to retirees, angry at the high cost

Can We Feed the World Without Destroying It? (April 13, 7PM)

March 18, 2019

Saturday April 13th, 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm) South Berkeley Senior Center 2939 Ellis St, Berkeley Eric Holt-Gimenez is an educator, author, researcher, activist and Executive Director of Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy. His talk will focus on

Tolerance?! (March 16, 7PM)

February 24, 2019

Flyer as PDF Facebook Event Page Tolerance?! Saturday, March 16th, 7PM(Doors open at 6:30PM)South Berkeley Senior Center2939 Ellis St, Berkeley What happens when Rosie the Riveter meets #MeToo? Tolerance?! is a one-woman show written and performed by Kathleen Denny. It

The Fight For Quality Education (Feb. 9, 7pm)

January 29, 2019

The Fight For Quality Education Saturday, February 9, 7PM (Doors open at 6:30PM) South Berkeley Senior Center 2939 Ellis St, Berkeley Public education has been under attack for decades. But last year some things began to change. Teachers in West

Lessons from the 1960’s (Friday, Oct. 19, 6:30pm, Berkeley)

September 26, 2018

Be Realistic, Demand the Impossible! Lessons from the 1960s Friday, October 19th at 6:30pm Berkeley City College, Room 51 2050 Center St., Berkeley (near Downtown Berkeley BART) A panel of international activists discussing lessons from the 1960s: George Katsiaficas: A

Revolutionary University Fall 2018 (Oct 12-14)

September 24, 2018

Tools for Changing Society Welcome to three days of presentations and discussions aimed at helping us understand our current conditions and the problems that are created by this system of capitalism. Our goal is to not only examine the challenges

Social Movements in France (Saturday, July 21, 11am, Oakland, CA)

June 12, 2018

For the past few months, there have been ongoing strikes of workers from rail and other industries, major demonstrations and university occupations protesting the attacks of President Macron’s government. Come to a presentation and discussion over Skype with activists from

Saturday, May 12, 7pm, Berkeley

March 27, 2018

Join us at our next Speak Out Now Forum: The Bay Area: For The 1% or for Us? For decades the San Francisco Bay Area was a home for working class families, radicals, musicians, poets and artists of all sorts.

Friday, May 4, 7pm Berkeley, CA

March 26, 2018

Archive That, Comrade!The Legacy of 1968 and the Politics of RemembranceA Talk by Phil Cohen How is the past remembered? How do archives and commemorations of historical events rewrite history? How is historical revisionism and false memory used today? And

Sunday, April 15, Oakland, Lake Merritt Amphitheater

March 25, 2018

Join us for a March and Rally to Say: NO! To U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad! Sunday, April 15th11AM-12:30PM RALLYLake Merritt Amphitheater – 12th st. & 4th Ave(at 12:30pm there is a march to Oscar Grant Plaza – near

Speak Out Now at Howard Zinn Bookfair

September 22, 2017

Self-Management and Revolution: A Dialogue Between Revolutionary Perspectives Self-activity and self-organization of the working class are values that are shared by revolutionaries who may have different reference points from Marxism to Anarchism. Sometimes these differences hide the potential for multiple

Speak Out Now MEET UP (10/22/17)

September 21, 2017

Want to know more about socialism? Curious about Speak Out Now and the work we do? Wondering how to organize with people around you? THIS IS YOUR CHANCE! We’ll have a short presentation, followed by discussion and time to answer

Revolutionary University Fall 2017 (10/13-15/2017)

September 21, 2017

October 13-15 South Berkeley Senior Center 2939 Ellis St, Berkeley   Friday 10/13 6:30pm-9:00pm Whose Streets? A showing of the documentary film capturing the movement in Ferguson, Missouri in response to police repression and how the experience transformed the activists

We Are The Majority! We Must Defend Ourselves! (9/23/17)

September 6, 2017

A Speak Out Now Forum: Far right fascist groups have been growing amidst an increase in attacks on Muslims, mosques and immigrants. But we can’t afford to be scared into silence. These groups present a threat but they are small

Speak Out Now MEET UP (9/8/17)

September 5, 2017

Want to know more about socialism? Curious about Speak Out Now and the work we do? Wondering how to organize with people around you? THIS IS YOUR CHANCE! We’ll have a short presentation, followed by discussion and time to answer

July 13: Laborfest film screening – “Like Lions”

June 30, 2017

Thursday, July 13th, 6pm Berkeley City College auditorium, 2050 Center St. Berkeley Comme des Lions (Like Lions) is a 2016 French documentary by Françoise Davisse. It traces the struggle of auto workers in a factory in a poor suburb of Paris

March 11, 2017: The Attack on Immigrants (David Bacon)

February 13, 2017

The Attack on Immigrants: What Trump Can and Can’t Do A Speak Out Now forum with investigative reporter and photographer David Bacon Trump and those he represents are attacking the most vulnerable members of our society – recent immigrants, especially

Revolutionary University October 1 & 2 (Oakland, CA)

September 12, 2016

download .pdf of flyer [8.5 x 11 color-35mb]  [8.5 x 11 b/w 2-up_15mb] All events will be held at: Niebyl-Proctor Library 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609 (Donation: $5   No one turned away for lack of funds) Tools for Changing

Film Showing: The Hand That Feeds

July 6, 2016

The Hand That Feeds is a film about undocumented workers at a bakery in New York City. The workers are mistreated by managers who cut their pay, fire them at will, and enforce overall dangerous working conditions. The film tells

Facing the Climate Crisis (Saturday, December 5th, 2015)

December 1, 2015

Saturday, December 5th, 2015 (Oakland, CA) The environmental crisis created by this system of production is so overwhelming that it can seem we only have the choice to deny or ignore what is happening or accept a fatalistic view that

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