Bay Area Events

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

Berkeley,
CA
April 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
  In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days later the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more. Using the point of view of the Marikana miners, Miners Shot Down follows the strike from day one, showing the courageous but isolated fight waged by a group of low-paid workers against the combined forces of the mining company Lonmin, the ANC government and their allies in the National Union of Mineworkers.
Oakland,
CA
April 23, 2014 - 7:30pm
  by Craig Rosebraugh
San Jose,
CA
April 24, 2014 - 6:30pm
  "America -- they're coming for you next." The Supreme Court's landmark Citizens United ruling marked a seismic shift in how America's elections are fought and financed. Speakers: Tia Lessin & Carl Deal, Filmmakers
San Rafael,
CA
April 24, 2014 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
On the modern battlefield, religion both enables and constrains military operations. This is true not only for insurgents and terrorists, motivated by radical religious ideals, but also for professional soldiers, for whom religion is a constant feature of the military landscape. Religion influences the selection of targets, the timing of attacks, the zeal with which units execute their mission and the ability of soldiers to face the challenge of war.
Berkeley,
CA
April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  The event will address the impact of money in politics and corporate constitutional rights on the American political system, featuring Mayor Gayle McLaughlin of Richmond, award-winning political scientist Paul Pierson, Jeff Clements, bestselling author of Corporations Are Not People, and Jim Forbes of WolfPAC.
Palo Alto,
CA
April 24, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  One of the best ways to help people understand the challenges we face, is with a movie that can grab an audience and move them to action. And this movie will do exactly that. Robert Reich Narrator, Star Former Sec’y of Labor / Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley "Inequality for All" is a documentary film directed by Jacob Kornbluth. The film examines widening income inequality in the United States.
San Jose,
CA
April 25, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
  From a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and back, WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM follows the four-year journey of childhood friends, forever changed by a faraway war.
Oakland,
CA
April 25, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  Come hear Ian Angus, the Canadian ecosocialist activist and editor of the journal, "Climate and Capitalism".  "How to Make an Ecosocialist Revolution". A discussion will follow. The event is a benefit for the Bay Area branch of System Change Not Climate Change, a new national organization of ecosocialists and is co-sponsored by the Kendra Alexander Foundation. The Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible.
Oakland,
CA
April 25, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  Come hear speaker Ian Angus, Canadian ecosocialist activist, founder and editor of Climate and Capitalism, an ecosocialist journal, which reflects the perspective of ecological Marxism. He is the author of The Global Fight for Climate Justice: Anticapitalist Responses to Global Warming and Ecological Destruction (2010); and Too Many People? Population, Immigration, and the Environmental Crisis (2011). $5 admission (no one turned away for lack of funds).
Oakland,
CA
April 26, 2014 - 3:00pm
  This documentary dramatizes the growing income gap in the United States and the implications for the health of the American economy. A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, this film features Robert Reich, UC Berkeley professor, best-selling author, and former Clinton labor secretary, as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. Cost:  Free