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Sen. Bob Casey's Pittsburgh Town Hall

Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is holding a Town Hall on Sunday, April 9th at Alumni Hall at Pitt, from doors opening at 2:15PM to the conclusion of the event at 4:30. Political MeFi Meetup? [more inside]
posted by none of these will bring disaster on Apr 8, 2017 - 0 comments

Town Hall with Rep. Barbara Lee

D-CA 13th District Congresswoman Barbara Lee is holding a Town Hall meeting on the Affordable Care Act. Seating is first-come, first serve. The event is scheduled for 10 am to 11:30 am. [more inside]
posted by Bella Donna on Feb 16, 2017 - 7 comments

Speak Out Against Muslim Ban!

Scheduled for 4:30-6 at the Minneapolis Federal Building. Any MeFites wanna meet up (or just show up)? [more inside]
posted by nickmark on Jan 31, 2017 - 1 comment

Air hockey tournament to raise money for the ACLU

Hey all! I'm putting on an air hockey tournament to raise money for the American Civil Liberties Union. The event is called Give A Puck! Beginners are welcome -- in fact, most of us are beginners! There will be beer, prizes, and a speaker from the ACLU to talk about all the great work they’re doing. Bring your friends! All proceeds go to the ACLU. [more inside]
posted by panama joe on Jan 25, 2017 - 4 comments

Resist Trump Tuesday

"Stop the Swamp Cabinet" Rally-Sen. Feinstein's office, San Francisco [more inside]
posted by Bella Donna on Jan 22, 2017 - 12 comments

MeFites March on Washington

Look, I know a lot of us are coming to the March, and I bet a lot of us don't yet have plans on anyone to march with. And I know that some of us would like Pussy Hats to wear and some of us can make 'em; it seems like a good idea to coordinate in advance on that. [more inside]
posted by sciatrix on Jan 5, 2017 - 248 comments

Organizing in the new world order

In the aftermath of the election, I've been looking for ways to be more active and effective in our local political scene and come up confused/disappointed. Local party organization seems closed/inactive, but I also am a TOTAL NEWBIE. This meetup will be to discuss our coping strategies and action strategies for the next four years. Brooklyn Inn, 148 Hoyt St. Subways: A/C/G to Hoyt, F to Bergen, 2/3/4/5 to Nevins (10 minute walk), many trains to Atlantic-Pacific (10 minute walk)
posted by sideofwry on Nov 19, 2016 - 27 comments

Trump vs. Clinton Debate 2 - in Hecklevision

You'll watch and hear the debate on a large screen TV, while 8 of Portland's funniest comedians send tweet-heckles that scroll up the bottom of the screen. Featuring Nariko Ott, JoAnn Schinderle, Alex Falcone, Katie Nguyen and Metafilter's own msalt. [more inside]
posted by msalt on Oct 5, 2016 - 3 comments

ECCC Panel - Mutants of the Wasteland, Cyborgs of the Spaceways

"The Science Fiction genre is known for tackling important social issues and examining the human condition, as well as things exploding or being on fire. Alex DeCampi (Smoke, Grindhouse), Adam Rakunas (Windswept), Margaret Trauth (Decrypting Rita), Douglas Wolk (Judge Dredd: Mega City 2) and Arthur Wyatt (2000AD) take a look at the tropes and themes of modern SF and the intersection of flashy eye-candy and deeper meaning." That's right - an ECCC panel with not one, not two, but three Mefites! If you are at ECCC, swing on by!
posted by Artw on Apr 4, 2016 - 7 comments

UPSurge and the Rank-and-File Labor Rebellion of the 1970s

The Puget Sound District of the International Socialist Organization is hosting a "BBQ, beer, and conversation about radical labor history" in Ballard featuring MY MOM Anne Mackie, revolutionary socialist and former Teamsters Union organizer. If you plan to attend please RSVP via Facebook (so the organizers can get a head count) in addition to RSVPing here, arrive promptly, and read the homework assignments (1, 2, 3, 4) in advance.
posted by Jacqueline on Aug 14, 2014 - 2 comments

Irish Labor History Walk

This is a walking tour of San Francisco's waterfront labor history, with talks by labor historians along the way. Starts at noon at 240 2nd Street, in front of the Marine Firemen’s hall near Howard. It's a part of LaborFest 2014. [more inside]
posted by gingerbeer on Jul 5, 2014 - 9 comments

Stand With Texas Women Solidarity Rally

WORD — Women Organized to Resist and Defend — is calling on all those who can to join the protest in Austin on July 1, and for those who can’t to organize and join solidarity actions across the country. [more inside]
posted by ApathyGirl on Jun 29, 2013 - 3 comments

Shell Game Art Opening.

"Shell Game!" an exhibition of nine 6x4 foot paintings depicting the revolutions of 2011 by Molly Crabapple will finally be available for public viewing on April 14th, 7-10pm at the Smart Clothes Gallery, located at 154 Stanton Street, between Houston and Suffolk, New York City. I'll be there and I'd like you to come. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Mar 14, 2013 - 7 comments

Coffee Meetup before the Rally at the Capitol

There are 3 events going on Saturday afternoon around the capitol: Noon - Farmer Labor Tractorcade around the Capitol Square, 2 pm - Arts Workers March Together (from the Overture Center for the Arts), 3 pm - AFL-CIO rally at the Capitol. So let's meet up before all that to get warm, get caffeinated and get ready. I'm flexible on location, I picked Michelangelo's because it's close and I was there last weekend.
posted by desjardins on Mar 9, 2011 - 39 comments

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