WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012
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Don't Miss: Upcoming Bay Area Events

We thought we'd let you know about some of the events RAN staff will be attending around the Bay Area this March. Hope to see you there! March 2: Corporations Are Not People: A Discussion with Author Jeffrey D. Clements This Friday, attend this special program with author and Free Speech for People Co-Founder Jeff Clements to discuss and celebrate his new book, Corporations Are Not People. With a foreword by Bill Moyers, Corporations Are Not People tells the true story of how some of the largest corporations in the world took over our government and Constitution, culminating in 2010 with the 5-4 Supreme Court decision, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. When: Friday, March 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm Where: Mechanics' Institute Library, 57 Post St. in San Francisco Cost: $12 Reservations and Information: 415-393-0100 or rsvp@milibrary.org March 8: International Women's Day: Rise up and Occupy Bank of America! This International Women’s Day, Women Occupy calls on women across the globe to rise up against the big banks that have caused the current economic crisis. Join Women Occupy in a march and action targeting Bank of America in San Francisco. When: Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 10 am Where: Bank of America at 101 Market St. in San Francisco Cost: Free For more information, visit www.womenoccupy.com or contact Nancy at codepink.nancy@gmail.com. March 23-25: The Economics of Happiness Conference: Creating a Better Future for All Come see speakers including RAN Executive Director Becky Tarbotton, The Story of Stuff's Annie Leonard, Bill McKibben, Helena Norberg-Hodge and more at the upcoming Economics of Happiness Conference. Bringing together some of the most respected thinkers and activists in the worldwide localization movement, the conference will focus on an agenda for change — from jobless growth towards sustainable livelihoods; from large-scale sweatshops towards scaled-down business; from self-recrimination and guilt towards empowerment and collaboration; from a globalized system of exploitation and inequality towards an economics of happiness. When: March 23 - 25, 2012 Where: The David Brower Center in Berkeley Cost: Normally $300, tickets are 25% off for friends of RAN! Email conference@theeconomicsofhappiness.org or call 510-548-4915 to purchase your discount tickets. March 29: Black Flags and Windmills: Presentation & discussion with anarchist-author Scott Crow  Join us for a presentation by longtime political activist, strategist, and author Scott Crow from his new book, Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy and the Common Ground Collective, issued last year on PM Press. Crow will discuss climate justice, the impact of past movements on current organizing and the creation of the Common Ground Collective — an anarchist/horizontal organization formed after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. When: Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7 pm Where: 518Valencia at 518 Valencia St. in San Francisco Cost: A donation of $5-$10; no one turned away for lack of funds For more information, click here or contact Scott Parkin at sparki@riseup.net or 415-235-0596 Can't wait to see you there!

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