OccupyForum

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OccupyForum

September 2012 – June 2016

OccupyForum meets every Monday evening from 6 – 9 P.M. at Global Exchange

2017 Mission at 16th Street near the 16th Street BART

and occasionally at Local 2 or on Field Trips to be announced.

Information, discussion, community!

2012 

  1. 9/10/12 Jerry Mander: Is Capitalism Obsolete?
  1. 9/17/12 No Forum: Occupy 1 year anniversary at Wells Fargo!!
  1. 9/24/12 Tom Ward, Michael Ditmore: The Working Class Anarchist Tradition
  1. 10/1/12 David McReynolds: Socialism In Its Many Forms
  1. 10/8/12  Maria Gilardin and Christine Garcia: The Alarming Effects of the Corporatization of our Food Supply
  1. 10/15/12  Connie Field: Strategies and Tactics of the Anti-Apartheid Movement: Bringing Down an Immoral System
  1. 10/22/12  The Positive Peace Warriors: MLK Jr.’s Strategy and Philosophy for Sustaining Social Movements
  1. 10/29/12 Forum Planning Meeting
  1. 11/5/12  Cecile Pineda: How the Nuclear Industry Gets Away with Irradiating and Annihilating Us All
  1. 11/12/12  Steve Zeltzer and Professor George Wright: Education for Profit: How the 1% is Privatizing Public Education and Commodifying our Children
  1. 11/19/12  Ethan Davidson, Prasadchita, David Nelson: Buddhist Activism: The First 2,500 Years (from Tibet to Thailand and Myanmar to Occupy Oakland)
  1. 11/26/12  Ahmed Salah: From Tahrir Square to Occupy Wall Street: What the SF Movement Can Learn From Arab Spring
  1. 12/3/12 Positive Peace Warriors: MLK Jr.s Strategy and

Philosophy II

  1. 12/10/12  Rebecca Solnit and Scott Crow: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster: The Implications for Everyday Life and the New Vision of what Civil Society Could Become

2013

  1. 1/7/13  Ian Boal (historian), Shannon Biggs (Global Exchange), Katherine Howard (SF Ocean Edge), Ed Dunn (HANC), Space Transformers: Defending Our Commons from Corporate Plunder
  1. 1/14/13  Phil Hutchings (SNCC), David Hartsough (lunch counter sit-ins, bus boycott): The Civil Rights Movement and Beyond: How Can The Occupy Movement Keep our Eyes on the Prize for the Long Term?
  1. 1/21/13  Steven Zunes and David Solnit: The Strategies and Tactics of Successful Civil Resistance and Revolutionary Movemets Around the World
  1. 1/28/13  350.org (Michael Marx), The Sierra Club (Jess Ackerman), and Clean Power SF (Jason Fried): Bringing on the Demise of Dirty Energy Corporations and the Rise of a Sustainable Future
  1. 2/4/13  Greenaction for Environmental Health and Justice and Environmental Justice Activists: The Fight Against Environmental Racism: Updates from the Frontlines in Bayview Hunters Point, Richmond, and Kettleman City and How to Stop the 1% from Poisoning Us
  1. 2/11/13 Homes Not Jails SF// Alyisha Pelpon, Ted Bullickson, SF Tenants Union: A City of the 1% Or For Us All?
  1. 2/18/13  Mark Kitchell: Film: A Fierce Green Fire: Battle for a Living Planet / The Strategies and Tactics of the Environmental Movement: What Can Occupy Learn, Adapt, Apply?
  1. 2/25/13  John Curl and Members of Local Co-Ops: The Surprisingly Rich History of Worker-Owned Co-Operatives and Communes: Making our Workplaces More Democratic
  1. 3/4/13 Nancy Mancias/CODEPINK: Drones: Killing By Remote Control
  1. Rootstrikers: Getting to the Root of the Problem
  1. 3/18/13  Keith McHenry and Father River Sims: Beloved Community: Radical Volunteerism in the Age of Neglect
  1. 3/25/13  Arthur Stamoulis, Citizens Trade Campaign: The Trans Pacific Partnership: What Corporations Want and Why People on Four Continents are Saying “NO!”
  1. 4/1/13  JJ Massar, Cassie Thornton, Margaret Rossoff (Strike Debt): Strike Debt: Why are we in debt, The Perception vs. The Reality, and What Can We Do About It?
  1. 4/8/13 Cecile Pineda and Steve Zeltzer: News from the Anti-Nuclear Campaigns from the People Out Front
  1. 4/15/13 Jane Smith and Niels Hahn: Above the Law: High Crimes of International Financiers and the Neoliberal Connection
  1. 4/22/13  Victor Menotti (The International Forum on Globalization): Outing the Oligarchy: The Battle of Seattle, the WTO, and the Koch Brothers’ Scale of Influence
  1. 4/29/13  Victor Menotti (The International Forum on Globalization): Outing the Oligarchy II: Mobilizing for Seattle, Weak Links and Unifiers
  1. 5/6/13   Jerry Mander, Koohan Paik (The International Forum on Globalization): Peoples of the Pacific: Confronting Globalizaiton, Militarization, Resource Theft and America’s “Pacific Pivot”
  1. 5/13/13. The Bradley Manning Support Network and Courage to Resist: Update on the Trial of Bradley Manning
  1. 5/20/13  Earth First! Founder Mike Roselle and Darryl Cherney: “Who Bombed Judi Bari?” Film: Stopping California’s Chainsaw Massacre in the Redwoods
  1. 5/27/13  Servio Cruipoma (Ecuador), Adam Zuckerman (Amazon Watch), Alex Goff (Amazon Watch), Sven Eberlein (Bike the Math, 350.Bay Area), Bill Pinkham (350.Bay Area), Dr. Henry Clark (West County Toxics Coalition): Tipping Point or Turning Point: The Crimes of Chevron and the Campaigns to Stop Them
  1. 6/3/13  Earth First! Steve Jacobson, Mokai, Karen Pickett, Air, Dennis Cunningham (attorney), Ben Rosenfeld (attorney): “No Compromise In Defense of Mother Earth!” Insiders and Outsiders: Allies or Inadvertant Antagonists
  1. 6/10/13  John Lindsay Polin, Michael Eisenscher, Sandra Schwartz: Jobs Not Wars
  1. 6/17/13  Gifford Hartman: Bread Riots in Cairo and the Oakland Port Shutdown: What’s the Connection?
  1. 6/24/13  Andres Thomas Conteris, Sherri Maurin: CloseGitmo.net: Organize to Close Guantanamo and End US Torture
  1. 7/1/13  Mehmet Bayram, Sharat G. Linn, Ahmed Salah: The People Awake! Laying the Groundwork for the Recent Uprisings in Turkey, Brazil and Egypt
  1. 7/8/13  Shannon Biggs: Rights-Based Organizing: California Communities Rising Against Fracking
  1. 7/15/13 Jane Smith: Bitcoin
  1. 7/22/13  Strike Debt and Direct Defense Action Team: The Corporatocracy and the U.S. Post Office
  1. 7/29/13  Ryan Smith: Occupy Labor
  1. 8/5/13 Clark Sullivan: Livestreaming (including workshop)
  1. 8/19/13  Bruce Neuberger, Rick Baum, Nancy Reiko Kato: Save City College: An Update on the Struggle
  1. 8/26/13  Scott Parkin and Todd Zimmer: Direct Action in the Climate Movements // Extractive Industry Protest
  1. 9/2/13  ???Sarah Menefee??? Homeless Struggle?
  1. 9/8/13 Pirate Mike (Veterans for Peace) and Fran Strine: Film “Battlefield of the Mind”: An Examination of Veterans’ Homelessness and the Struggle of PTSD
  1. 9/.16/13  Jill Stein: The Green Shadow Cabinet: Strategies for Movement vs. Money Politics
  1. 9/23/13 Marco Vangelisti: How Do We Build A Better Economic System?
  1. 9/30/13 Movie Night: The Secret of Oz: The History of the Monetary System
  1. 10/7/13 Carol Smith: Occupy Movements of the 1930s and 1940s: The Struggle for Free Speech at the City College of New York”
  1. 10/14/13 Ryan Smith and Darwin Bond-Graham: Brutal and Unequal: Disruption, Precarity and the New Tech Boom
  1. 10/21/13 Paul Boden and Mike Zint: The Fight for Homeless Rights
  1. 10/28/13 Anne Donjacour // Schooling for Oppression/Education for Freedom // Home Schooling vs forced public schooling. Panel: Adults and kids from San Francisco Homeschoolers
  1. 11/4/13  JoAnn McAllister: The Movement Action Plan: A Model for How Successful Movements Work
  1. 11/11/13  Javier Ocasio: Making Observations: Seeing the World As It Is…
  1. 11/18/13 David Hartsough: screening of “American Autumn: An Occudoc”
  1. 11/25/13  Ryan Smith and Ethan Davidson 4 Revolutions (American, Russian, France and Cuba
  1. 12/2/13 Jiwon Chung and the Community Democracy Project: Take Back Democracy – Occupy the Budget!
  1. 12/16/13 Nancy Mancias and Inder Comar: The Spirit of CODEPINK: More Than Marches! The class action lawsuit to hold Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Powell and Wolfwotiz accountable for the illegal invasion & occupation of Iraq and more creative ideas from “Beautiful Trouble”
  1. 12/9/13 Don Bechler: How Market Ideology and Corporate Power are Killing Our Health Care System
  1. 12/23/13 Jane Smith and Panel: “FED UP” (Location: Federal Reserve Building at 101 Market) // Action: Surround the FED // The illuminator // Speakers // Light Brigade
  1. 12/30/13 No Forum//Holiday

2014

  1. 1/6/14 Mayor Gayle McLaughlin Making Local Democracy Work in The City of Richmond,also, Skype with Robert Hockett, originator of Eminent Domain Tactic to fight foreclosures
  1. 1/14/14 “What’s That Stench?” Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Expansion in the North Bay and Pittsburg and the Campaign to Stop it in its Tracks

Diane Bailey (NRDC), Ernest Machen and Damien Luzzo (Sunflower Alliance), Henry C. Clark (West County Toxics Coalition), Martin Macherel (Pittsburg Defense Council):

  1. 1/20/13 Andrea Pritchett and Gerald Smith: Film:  “Berkeley To Soweto” on the divestment movement to stop Apartheid in South Africa

67.1/25/13 Shannon Biggs: Democracy School

  1. 1/27/14 Javier Orozo “Debates”
  1. 1/3/14  Jiwon Chung: Theater of the Oppressed (when was this? ’13?)
  1. 2/10/14 Karthik Ramanathan and Ahmed Syed: Hindu Extremism in India and its Tentacles in the Indian American Diaspora
  1. 2/17/14 Miguel Altieri // The Food Supply CANCELLED /DID WE SHOW A FILM?/ DISCUSSION?
  1. 2/24/14 (Steve Jacobson panel) David Rovics at Occupy: “We’re Gonna Stay Right Here!!”
  1. March 3 /14 OccupyForum at La Pena: Winona La Duke, Victor Menotti, Lyana Monterey
  1. March 10 /14 Anne Donjacour’s panel on Water/Water rights
  1. March 17 /14 Bradley Angel Greenaction // Hunter’s View Mothers and Fathers // We Are Bayview Hunter’s Point!! // Peoples Earth Day March and Rally
  1. March 24 /14 What is Money? Part II // Jane Smith and Spencer Veale, members of Politics Of Debt Reading group from Strike Debt Bay Area
  1. March 29th /14 Paul Kangas // Fukushima: Facts and Fiction
  1. April 7th /14 Orion and Albany Bulb Panel: Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win! Save the Albany Bulb! (Steve Jacobson’s Panel)
  1. April 14 /14 Our Homes, Our Neighborhoods–The Fight to Wake up the City, Stop Displacement,and Take Back Control of Our Communities // Julien Ball / SF ACCE and foreclosure and eviction fighters like Eviction-Free SF
  1. April 21 /14 Field Trip to hear… Author Nomi Prins: All the President’s Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power
  1. April 28 /14 David Hartsough // Screening and discussion: “How to Start a Revolution” — a film on the work of Gene Sharp
  1. May 5 /14 Strike Debt Bay Area introduces The Debt Resisters’ Operations ManualHannah Appel, Cassie Thornton and Jane Smith
  1. May 12 /14 Anarchism: Its Effects: Past, Present, and Future! Ramsey Kanaan, Joey Cainand Liz Highleyman  (Steve Jacobson’s Panel)
  1. May19 /14 In conjunction with the Global Day of Action Against Chevron — Chevron Not Chagrined: What next? Victor Menotti from the International Forum on Globalization, Grant Wilson from Earth Law Center / Rights of Nature and community rights ordinances as legal alternatives, Eric Brooks from CleanPowerSF, Sven Eberlein from Ecocity Builders re: sustainable cities and bicycles, Stephanie Hervey from Richmond CA: What it’s like to live near Fossil Fuel Refineries
  1. May 26 /14 “There are Solutions”: Hear from 5 Green Party Candidates for the June 3rd Election: Ellen Brown, candidate for California State Treasurer, Laura Wells, candidate for California State Controller, Jena Goodman, candidate for California State Lieutenant Governor,Luis Rodriguez, candidate for California State Governor, Barry Hermanson, candidate for US Congress, District 12
  1. June 2nd /14 Conversation with David Korten: A New Story for a New Economy — To Find Our Human Place in a Living Universe
  1. June 9th /14 Ryan Rising & Ivy Anderson // Story Telling and Discussion: Land Access, Food Autonomy, Permaculture and Direct Action
  1. June 16  /14 Jade Batstone and Jessica Nuti 99Rise: Building the Nationwide Movement Waging Nonviolent Struggle to get Big Money out of American Politics
  1. June 23 /14 Brainstorming Session: Where Are We Going Next? (Internal discussion on where to take the OccupyForum in the future)
  1. June 30th /14 Patrick McKercher // Leverage Poins & Tipping Points: Deconstructing Politiacal Influence with Patrick McKercher –Social network analysis of people, orgs and their info and money flows in global warming “debate” propaganda, which gives us a sort of map of the death star that would be good in strategic planning.
  1. July 7 /14 The Surveillance Industrial Complex/OccupyGoogle Zaigham and Roots Ryan
  1. July 14/14 Eric Brooks Private Fossil Fuel Monopolies or Community Choice Energy: Our Path to Renewables is Under Attack!
  1. July 21st /14 Anne and Laurie Baumgarten The Peoples Climate Curriculum (How to do teach-ins about fossil fuel and the climate crisis)
  1. July 28th/14 Jiwon Chung: Theatre of the Oppressed: Internal Oppression
  1. August 4 /14 Forum is on vacation
  1. August 11/14 Forum is on vacation
  1. August 18th Roots Rising and Zaigham Kabir: Creating the World We Want to See, including Block the Boat
  1. August 25th Film by Stephen Vittoria/ Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu Jamal
  1. September 8/14 film “Just Do It” in honor of KinderMorgan direct action
  1. Sept 15th/14 Meg Whitaker Forum “The Ghosts of Jeju Island”
  1. Sept 22/14 Kim White Film: Climate Refugees
  1. Sept 29th/14 Naomi Klein Field Trip: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate KPFA in Berkeley First Congregational Church
  1. Oct 6/14 David Braun and Tia Lebhertz Food and Water Watch /Fracking: Building a Diverse Movement to Win Hosted by Californians against Fracking
  1. Oct 13/14 Occupy the Food Supply:Two films on the politics of food

Ripe for Change — a film by Emiko Omori & Jed Riffe and Occupy the Farm (Trailer) by Todd Darling

  1. Oct 20th/14 Field Trip: Vandana Shiva The Rights of Mother Earth
  1. Oct 27/14 Addressing the Housing Crisis Head-On: Prop G and CARES Campaigns // Attack Roots of San Francisco’s Housing Woes
  1. Nov 3/14 Field Trip: Occupy the electoral process!! YES on G (Night before the Election) Meet at Prop G headquarters to Addressing the Housing Crisis Head-On Continued
  1. Nov 10th/14 From divestment to… well, er… divestment: Discussion with long-time activist Billy Nessen RE: divestment from South Africa/Divestment from fossil fuels
  1. Nov 17t/14h Film: The Black Road — on the Front Line of Aceh’s War– the struggle forindependence with Billy Nessen
  1. Nov 24th/14 Film: Walmart: The High Cost of Low Prices
  1. Dec. 1 /14 Panel: The Kurdish Struggle (against ISIS)
  1. Dec. 8th/14 Field trip to 518 Valencia SF Climate Forum: From Lima to Paris –The Road To Climate Justice in 2015 Teach-in & Fundraiser for the Caravana Climatica and the People’s Climate Summit in Lima, Peru

111. Dec 15th/14 Pia Mancini on DemocracyOS (Democracy Operating System) via Skype from Buenos Aires, Argentina

  1. Dec 22 Is Diablo Canyon our Fukushima Waiting to Happen?

Harvey “No Nukes” Wasserman Author of Solartopi,a

Linda Seeley San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace Cynthia Papermaster

Codepink Golden Gate, organizer of the PG&E Ratepayer Revolt to Decommission Diablo

  1. Dec 29th/14 Global Exchange is closed

2015

  1. January 5th/15 Susan Harmon “Reckoning with Torture” Abu Ghraib Dramatic Reading of related documents in a film produced by CodePink, ACLU, The National Lawyers Guild & World Can’t Wait –“Berkeley Says No to Torture.”

January 12th /15 President of the Board of Trustees, San Francisco City College, John Rizzo CCSF

  1. January 19th/15 MLK day Global Exchange is closed (Hartsough’s house for film on MLK) From Selma to Montgomery / another film was shown.
  1. January 26the/15 Mark / “We cannot remain silent” at the UU Climate Refugees Surviving Climate Chaos: Reframing the Climate Question // Groups: Americans Against Fracking (David Brown), 350 Bay Area (Jed Holtzman), Sunflower (Margaret Rossoff), Roots Rhyzing on Permaculture, Rising Tide (Scott Parkin)
  1. January 27th/15 Harvey Wasserman at GX Shut Down Diablo Canyon Nuke Harvey Wasserman, Linda Seeley, Larry Fahn, Cynthia Papermaster
  1. February 9/9th/15 Ahmed /film: The Square Tahrir Square with Ahmed Salah /Egypt update
  1. February 2/15/15 Gifford Hartman Shutting Down the Fossil Fuel Industry via its Supply Chains
  1. February 16/15 WRAP Western Regional Advocacy Project: Housekeys Not Handcuffs(Paul Boden’s Group)
  1. February 23/15 Dennis Rivers (met at Hartsough’s) Resilience Resources in the face of“Slow Violence” and “Enduring Emergencies”

A Dialogue with Dennis Rivers, Writer, Activist & Communication Skills Trainer

  1. March 2 /15 Film: SEABROOK 1977 The Creation of the Grassroots Antinuclear Power Movement // In anticipation of the accelerating campaign to shut California’s last nukes — the two reactors at Diablo Canyon, near San Luis Obispo — we will view Seabrook 77, the story the of attempt to block construction of a nuclear power plant. With Donna xxx from Clamshell Alliance
  1. March 9/15 Stopping a Pipeline: Effective Resistance at the Unis’tot’en Blockade Bryan Day
  1. March 16/15 Film: The Hidden Enemy: The covert Operation Behind Military Suicides
  1. March 23/15 Film: My Brooklyn: Film and Discussion with Anti-Gentrification Activists(couldn’t screen it! Oops!)
  1. March 30/15 Deep Green Resistance (Trans community got this changed…. Contending with Differences Between Individuals and Groups in the Movement: Deep Green Resistance and Members of the Trans Community
  1. April 6/15 Black Lives Matter: The Origins, The Present and the Future Steve Jacobson, Gerald Smith, Antionette Gaggera, Jenny Ryan and xxx from Open Circle (unite and help families of people murdered by police)
  1. April 13/15 Anne: BAAQMD Do Your Job! The Failure of Regulatory Agencies to Protect the Public
  1. April 20/15 Forum cancelled: Goldman Environmental Awards
  1. April 27/15 SDS Film: Rebels with a Cause // Helen Garvy
  1. May 4/15 Kathy Kelly field trip
  1. May 11/15 Jeffrey and Action Council on Mayors Conference
  1. May 18/15 Harvey Wasserman David Braun Nukes/Fracking at Local 2

May 25 Memorial Day GX Closed

133. June 1st Ryan Smith: 2011: Understanding the Role of Cybersppace and Social Change

  1. June 2nd extra occupy forum Don’t NUKE/FRACK Our Mother Earth Harvey, David Braun, Linda Seeley from Diablo Local 2
  1. June 8th David Hartsough Discussion on Civil Disobedience
  1. June 15th Film “1971” Film and discussion about the 1971 Burglary which exposed massive FBI corruption
  1. June22 Eva Donjacour on Greenpeace Camp / TWAC
  1. June 29th Ryan Smith Confrontation with Fascism: The Spanish Civil War (Dress rehearsal for Julie fisher My Brooklyn!)
  1. July 6 Julie Fisher 415 307 1213 to show My Brooklyn
  1. July 13 Andy Blue Monster in the Mission with Peter Menchini and his video coverage ofMission Takes City Hall
  1. July 20 Environmental Justice for Oakland: Environmental Justice with Natalie Berns, Jennifer Fassbinder, Gifford Hartman for Oakland Fossil Fuel Resistance
  1. July 27 Bob Rowen Nuclear Whistleblower
  1. August 3 Melvyn’s Forum Crisis in Ukraine:

Prologue to World War III? Presentation and Dialogue with Dr. George Wright, Political Science Professor Emeritus

  1. August 10 Melvyn’s Forum PETER MATHEWS: Dollar Democracy: With Liberty and Justice for Some
  1. August 17 “On Company Business” – a Documentary
  1. August 24th Documentary “All Power to the People” Lee Lou Lee
  1. August 31st Who Killed Sandra Bland? Panel: Gerald Smith, Antonia Gaggero, Nancy Mancias, Frances Collins, James Garrett,

September 7 closed for labor day

  1. September 14 Unist’ot’en field trip Omni commons
  1. September 21 (Melvyn’s Forums) Stop Mass incarceration
  1. Bruce Neuberger and other reps from Stop Mass Incarceration Bay Area to speak about their work and two upcoming actions in October.
  1. September 28th Green Party Candidates Fernando Herrera and Sherrif Hennesy
  1. September 26 ??? Stop Mass Incarceration Bay Area National Director Carl Dix who will be in the Bay Area (HOPEFULLY)the following
    Saturday September 26
  1. October 5 Dr. Raymond Tompkins/Bradley Angel Marie Harrison Greenaction on The Bayview
  1. October 12 Steve Martinot (Marteeno) The Machinery of Whiteness
  1. October 19 Erica Marcus The People Make the Peace
    Rennie Davis, Frank Joyce and Judy Gumbo. Erica Marcus linkerica@gmail.com

Met with MK at Berkeley Barb Anniversary in Berkeley

  1. October 26th JP Masser and Debbie Notkin: Strike Debt Bay Area:

How The Other Half Isn’t Allowed to Bank

  1. November 2 COPWATCH Andrea Prichett Fieldtrip to Berkeley
  1. November 9 Bernie Sanders/Gerald Smith @ GX
  1. November 16 Paul Kangas on Charlotteville AME Church murders/racism Only a Pawn in Their Game: First-hand report from the Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C.
  1. November 23 Steve Martinot: The Machinery of Whiteness The foundations of racism in America: “Race” is not a noun, it is a verb (“to racialize”)
  1. November 30 Get together to discuss renewing faith in our activism at Pueto AlegreReassessing and Recommitting To Your Activism in Dire Times
  1. December 7 Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition
  1. December 14th Movie Night: “Where the Spirit Lives”

A film about aboriginal life in Canadian residential schools

  1. December 21st Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition
  1. December 28th Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition

2016

  1. January 4 Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition
  1. Thursday, January 7th, Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition
  1. January 11 Susan Harmon: Urban Shield: Stop Urban Shield Coalition. Ali Oak Baba, fromOakland Circle, representing families of murdered black children; Susan Harmon: Oakland Privacy Working Group and CodePink (Local 2)
  1. January 18 MLK Day // MLK Day March in Oakland / (Bay Bridge Takeover)
  1. January 25 “What They Never Learned in Their History Books” —

A film on Ray Fadden and his Mohawk People shown by Steve Jacobson

  1. February 1 Cecile Pineda reads from Apology to a Whale
  1. February 8 Orange Revolution: Film on stolen election

February 15 GX closed: holiday

  1. February 22 Melvin’s Forum on Malcolm X “Make it Plain” film
  1. February 29 HEIST with Don Goldmacher
  1. March 7, Steve Zeltzer: Racist roots of Flint’s water crisis.
  1. March 14 Gerald Smith: Fascism What it is and How to Fight It
  1. March 21 Deni Leonard Indigenous and Tribal Issues in the United States and around the world: Regarding Sovereignty and Self-Government
  1. March 28 Film: 3 ½ Minutes, 10 Bullets
  1. April 4th Steve DeCaprio: Activist for Squatter Rights
  1. April 11 Anne Donjacour shows Kogi film “From the Heart of the World – the Elder Brothers’ Warning”
  1. April 18 Palestinian graphic novelist Leila Abdelrazaq thru Erica Marcus (Ruthie to Goldman Environmental Awards)
  1. April 25 Gerald Smith Working Class Defense: Building a United Front to Stop Police Violence
  1. May 2 David Cobb: Move to Amend: Waging Non-Violent Revolution through Constitutional Amendmanet on Move to Amend Booked Local 2
  1. May 3rd Tuesday, Greg Suhr, Michael Krasne, Adache panel at Sherith Israel (Just Jeff Adachi: Greg Suhr bailed)
  1. May 9 “You’re Under Arrest for Masterminding the Egyptian Revolution” With Ahmed Salah

May 16 Ruthie in Frankfurt

May 23 Ruthie in Frankfurt

May 30 MEMORIAL DAY NO FORUM

  1. JUNE 6 Harvey Wasserman: No Nukes and Election Fraud: Discussion
  1. JUNE 20 Harry Bridges with Longshoreman Ted Frazier (he did not show up but we saw the movie: Harry Bridges: A Man and His Union)
  1. June 27th OccupyForum on the Forum: What’s Next for OccupyForum?

POSSIBLE UPCOMING FORUM SPEAKERS:

Tim Redmond, 48 Hills, editor of the former Bay Guardian

More Steve Zeltzer

More Gerald: maybe on the Oscar Grant Committee

Jeremy from Idriss Stelley on “Settlements out of Court” bring in lawyers from ACLU, NLG, etc. to talk about taking Cop murders to Supreme Court

George Lippman on Police organization, stopping murder, stopping racism (gave him March dates to choose from, possibly Local 2)

No Coal in Oakland Report Back

Crude by Rail: Sierra Club and CBE, Forest Ethics, 350, Sunflower

Gifford Hartman: Mapping SF City Hall (who reports to whom, especially the various law enforcement divisions)

  • Vahid on the NSA (Comedy Night!)
  • Community Rights Aggregates: Alameda, Oakland, Marin, Sonoma, SF, Santa Cruz? Etc. Comparing Notes: how far have we come and how did we do it? Al Weinrub, …

Must challenge the current systems of power.

Patrick McKercher Part II   after Jan 1st.

Michelle Myers from Sierra Club on Power Mapping for Organizers

Oakland Domain Awareness Program with Susan Harman Zaigham knows this too

Rising Tide on Climate Justice

Phil Hutchings

Shahid Buttar: saw him at Berkeley UU Cynthia/Harvey event…

Re: militarization of police

John Simon on election fraud wrecking democracy/fascism… saw him at Berkeley UU Cynthia/Harvey event… wrote book “CODE RED”

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