Revolutionary University Fall 2018 (Oct 12-14)

September 13, 2018

Tools for Changing Society Join us for three days of presentations and discussions to help us understand our current conditions and the problems we face under capitalism. Most importantly, we will talk about the kind of organizing necessary in order

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 Remembrance A 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

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

Michael Albert: Practical Utopia (9/29/17)

September 10, 2017

Is there life after capitalism? There might be if we are able to transform this society, based on exploitation, into one based on the conscious meeting of human needs and respect for the planet. Come hear Michael Albert, author of

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

OVERCOMING ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICE (Baltimore: 9/23/17)

September 6, 2017

“The overwhelming majority of people on Earth want sane and compassionate policies that protect our environment.”–Carol Dansereau We have marched, we have given, we have protested, we have written, we have signed, and we have resisted, but how do we

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

June 2-4: Speak Out Now at Left Forum 2017

May 30, 2017

Speak Out Now, along with a member of the group NPA (New Anti-Capitalist Party) and L’Étincelle in France, are hosting the following panels at the Left Forum, taking place in New York City on June 2 to 4. Elections Without

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

Reform vs. Revolution (June 11, 2016 – Brooklyn, NY)

June 11, 2016

download 8.5 x 11 flyer [.pdf 475kb] How Do We Build A Revolutionary Organization In The Working Class How Do We Link Contemporary Struggles and Campaigns to the Working Class  We have seen responses to the violent attacks of capitalism.

Speak Out Now on the Radio: “The Idea of Revolution”

May 22, 2016

Speak Out Now on “Economic Update: The Idea of Revolution” (a radio show hosted by Richard Wolff) http://www.democracyatwork.info/eu_the_idea_of_revolution On this week’s episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Alabama convicts strike against slavery, Greece’s victimization, TTIP exposed, and

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

Elections 2016: A New Opening or Business as Usual?

October 10, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015 (Oakland, CA) Two opposing voices have emerged based on the disgust that most people feel about politics today. Donald Trump, the billionaire Republican plays on people’s fears and blames the victims of the crisis for the

Report From Palestine – An Eyewitness Account

September 10, 2015

Sunday, September 13th, 2015 (Oakland, CA) It has been one year since Israel’s latest brutal assault on the people of the occupied territories of Palestine. Over 2,000 people, including 500 children, were killed in that assault. It was only the

Forced Migration and The Exploitation of Immigrants

March 10, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015 (Oakland, CA) Join us for a discussion with David Bacon, investigative journalist, activist, author of The Right to Stay Home: How U.S. Policy Drives Mexican Migration. Bacon exposes the way globalization and U.S. policy fuel the

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