VIDEO for this event has been divided into three parts. Each part can be accessed by clicking on the “LINK”
This event featured three speakers and a rapper.
Part I: John Nichols, author and Nation correspondent; LINK
Part II: Steve Williams of POWER, LINK
Part III: Catherine Tactaquin of the National Movement for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and rapper Mario de Mira. LINK
The MC is Maria Svart.
Our monthly meeting is on this Saturday, October 12, 10am to noon at the Niebyll-Proctor Library 6501 Telegraph Avenue, slightly north of Alcatraz.
We will be two weeks away from the convention and there will be some tasks to finish up with that. As well, DSA has begun a process of reformulating the guiding principles of the organization, updating and thinking about goals, and strategies. We hope to be able to spend some time talking about that process. Also, updates on the CARA convention etc.
Please join us, Saturday.
The DSA National Convention will be taking place in Emeryville this October 25th through October 27th. There will also be a free outreach event on Friday, October 25th at the Humanist Hall in Oakland. See the attached fliers for details: Convention Brochure 2013 Outreach event Convention banquet flyer
Our next meeting is on September 14, Saturday, at the Niebyll-Proctor Library 6501 Telegraph Avenue, slightly north of Alcatraz starting at 10am until Noon.
The DSA Convention will soon appear here – at the end of October.
We need to choose delegates as well as identify people to volunteer for the tasks to make the wheels of success get oiled for the different events.
Our next meeting is tomorrow Saturday, August 10 at ten to noon at the Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Avenue, slightly north of Alcatraz. The meeting will be a report back on the progress of the oil severance tax work, the convention planning, the continued work on Worker coops here, and other things that we can think about and do for our local. Hope to see you there.
Lots of exciting stuff this weekend.
We are part of the 350.org mobilization in Richmond against the tar sands and for a sane energy policy. This is Saturday, August 3. We will be marching and handing out leaflets. We would love your company!
AND Movie Time, with a movie about the Mondragon worker Coops of Spain. on August 4, 3pm to 5pm.
If you need info about either, please email Karl or call. email@example.com 510.384.5780
DSA will be meeting on Saturday, June 13, (the second Saturday of the month) at the Niebyll-Proctor Library 6501 Telegraph Avenue, slightly north of Alcatraz from 10 AM to Noon.
We will continue work on the convention as well as a number of projects that we have taken on. As well, there will be a report on other activities that we have been doing.
Dr. Terry Kupers will be on the radio, KPFA, FM 94.1, Wednesday, June 26, from 12pm to 1pm, on C.S. Soong’s “Against the Grain.” Dr. Kupers, Institute Professor at the Wright Institute in San Francisco and Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, is a social and clinical psychiatrist and renowned expert on mental health and prisons. He’ll be interviewed by Dr. Richard Lichtman, so it will be more a dialogue than an interview. Dr. Lichtman, a fellow faculty member of the Wright Institute, is philosopher who specializes in the relationship between the social and psychological dimensions of human life. The conversation will begin with prisons and human rights abuses, but go on to other social themes. If you can’t listen at that time, but still want to hear it, it will be archived at KPFA after it airs, and you can get to it at againstthegrain.org.
Capitalism and the disaster of hydraulic fracturing (“Fracking”)
Flames coming out of the water faucet? Drinking water smelling of chemicals or turned brown? Cancer clusters? Increased birth defects? Air and noise pollution? These are just some of the effects of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and horizontal drilling of shale deposits to get at the natural gas or oil these deposits contain. As the easiest to reach oil deposits dry up, fracking is spreading all around the world, and the results threaten to be disastrous. Far from lessening the emissions of greenhouse gas (due to substituting burning of natural gas for coal), it is increasing these emissions. The process of fracking has stirred up communities from Pennsylvania to Colorado, and now it’s headed for California in a big way. The presenter, having recently returned from a visit to “fractivists” in Colorado, and having read widely on the issue, will dispel the industry myths on the subject. We will also discuss how this issue and those surrounding it are a direct manifestation of the crisis of capitalism itself as well as discussing how socialists can involve themselves in the environmental movement. John Reimann will speak and lead our discussion of this important topic.
For those wishing to do a little research in advance, for an article on fracking written by the speaker, go to: http://oaklandsocialist.com/2013/05/20/us-energy-independence-and-hydraulic-fracturing/
Also, for an online video by the extremely thoughtful scientist Theo Colborn is very worthwhile watching go to:
Sunday June 30th, 2013 – 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Politics of Struggle in Korean Cinema
Jiwon Chung will discuss this fascinating topic. A title and blurb is forthcoming.
Location: NPML, 6501 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA 94609
http://marxistlibr.org Ph: (510) 595-7417 Email: NPML@marxistlibr.org
For the full schedule, go to: http://www.csulb.edu/~eruyle/icss.html