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Nobody is Above the Law: Northern Virginia—Mueller Protection Rapid Response

If you can't make the DC Meetup, join me and other activists at the Loudoun County office of Rep. Barbara Comstock (R–Outgoing), located on Rt. 7W in Sterling, in the same shopping center as a GEICO office (with signage). Parking is available on site and in the adjacent shopping center. We will be standing outside along Rt 7. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Nov 8, 2018 - 3 comments

Nobody is Above the Law: Austin - Mueller Protection Rapid Response

Austin MeFites: come band together and stand together at city hall this evening as we mobilize to demand protection for the Mueller investigation to hold president Trump and the cronies of his administration accountable for their actions. The forced resignation of Jeff Sessions and the subsequent replacement of Rod Rosenstein by Trumpist stooge Matt Whittaker should not go unanswered. This is nothing but a transparent step towards ending or discrediting the investigation, and the people of Austin, Texas will not be fooled. [more inside]
posted by Krazor on Nov 8, 2018 - 8 comments

SSSCSSCC on a Thursday? VOTE! (Benefit for Chicago Votes)

So though the Second Saturday Second City Stand-Up Sanity Check Committee has been silent for a few months (though I know many of us have not been inactive), the Long Room (which has hosted us many times) and 5 Rabbit Brewery are hosting a benefit for Chicago Votes. Let's hang before the weekend [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara on Oct 31, 2018 - 3 comments

Read and Resist Book Club: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Read and Resist is a monthly book club featuring books relevant to the Resistance. Our sixth meeting will be a discussion of "White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo. We will have coffee and donuts at the book club. We are meeting in Room 302 from 1-3pm at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Sep 1, 2018 - 0 comments

DC Progressives

The DC DSA chapter's next general meeting is 3-5pm on Sunday, 9/9, and I thought it would be great for those of us who are going or who are interested in politics and activism generally to have a place to talk shop afterward. You are also absolutely welcome if you aren't interested in the DSA -- this meetup is truly for DC progressives of all stripes. The cafe, Le Pain Quotidien, is chosen for its proximity to Dupont Circle Metro.
posted by rue72 on Aug 30, 2018 - 2 comments

The Socialist Semi-Formal!

Help fundraise for the NYC DSA and socialize with socialists at the Semi-Formal That’s Not Really Formal! Music! Drinks! Sashes! Statuettes! Decorations by me! 15$ suggested donation - red dress encouraged. Sign up on Facebook or Eventbrite.
posted by The Whelk on Jul 26, 2018 - 0 comments

DC Progressives at Le Pain Quotidien

The DC DSA chapter's next general meeting is 3-5pm on Sunday, 8/19, and I thought it would be great for those of us who are going or who are interested in politics and activism generally to have a place to talk shop afterward. You are also absolutely welcome if you aren't interested in the DSA -- this meetup is truly for DC progressives of all stripes. The cafe, Le Pain Quotidien, is chosen for its proximity to Dupont Circle Metro. [more inside]
posted by rue72 on Jul 13, 2018 - 1 comment

East Bay DSA - Intro to DSA

East Bay DSA has a new member orientation, open to the public ("New members and not-yet-members are welcome"), this Sunday (Jul 8) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bushrod Park is on 59th Street between Shattuck and Telegraph, about a mile from Ashby BART station. [more inside]
posted by ErisLordFreedom on Jul 6, 2018 - 5 comments

NYC DSA feminist working group July meeting

Hi! After discussion about the DSA in the politics megathread and some enthusiastic PMs, someone suggested we make an IRL event (thanks bilabial!). This is pretty much what it says on the tin. I've never been to this working group before, so I don't totally know what to expect, but I would be happy to meet up with various MeFites there. This is the DSA's description of the event.
posted by schadenfrau on Jul 5, 2018 - 2 comments

Progressives at Peregrine Espresso

The DC DSA chapter's next general meeting is 3-5pm on Sunday, 7/8, and I thought it would be great for those of us who are going or who are interested in politics and activism generally to have a place to talk shop afterward. You are also absolutely welcome if you are ambivalent about joining or being involved in the DSA or don't want to go to the meeting -- this meetup is truly for DC progressives of all stripes. The cafe, Peregrine Express, was chosen for its proximity to the Eastern Market Metro. [more inside]
posted by rue72 on Jul 5, 2018 - 5 comments

Families Belong Together Rally - ATX

On June 30, we’ll join with people rallying in Washington, D.C. and around the country to tell Donald Trump and his administration to end this cruel and inhumane zero tolerance policy, to stop dehumanizing immigrants and migrants, and to end family​ detention and separation. (Cribbed from official event description) [more inside]
posted by Krazor on Jun 27, 2018 - 7 comments

Keep Families Together lunchtime protest June 22

Mrs. Pterodactyl and I can't wait for June 30. We'll be meeting to protest in front of the White House on Friday, June 22, during lunchtime. [more inside]
posted by CiaoMela on Jun 20, 2018 - 12 comments

MN political action planning

Let's meet the week of Memorial Day for a brief planning session to talk with our legislators about ICE abuse and the need to protect immigrants. [more inside]
posted by Emmy Rae on May 25, 2018 - 46 comments

March for Our Lives

I'm posting this to allow coordination for any MeFites, local or visiting for the occasion, who will be attending the March for Our Lives on the 24th. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Mar 20, 2018 - 2 comments

SSSCSSCC An Occassional Series: More Postcards

Yes, we're still doing our American political hellscape support group. This month, again, we've got postcards. I should have gubernatorial primary postcards for Biss and some GOTV for Roskam's district. We meet at the Long Room! Feel free to bring a friend. We meet, talk politics, support one another in our efforts to Resist & Persist. Drink and eat. [more inside]
posted by crush on Feb 1, 2018 - 14 comments

Women’s March NYC with the DSA Contingent!

Hey everyone! I’ll be marching with the DSA for the Women’s March on Jan. 20th. The meetup page wit more information is here!
posted by The Whelk on Jan 18, 2018 - 17 comments

REDS NEED GREEN - The NYC DSA Fundraiser

Socialize With The Socialists! Holiday Party and concert featuring dreamwave band Sounds Of Ceres (music video) and decor by yours truly in the legendary (underground but actually above ground ) music venue. 8pm-12. 20$ suggested. Quieter bar area available, brief speeches by local DSA politicians, and lots of merch and camaraderie. Facebook. Pre-Order tickets on Eventbrite
posted by The Whelk on Nov 17, 2017 - 3 comments

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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