1/22-2/5 Weekly Herb Series 6pm-8pm

Starting this Wednesday we will be hosting 3 herb classes for free!

Wednesdays from 6-8pm

Each class is by topic with time for questions at the end. Any and all experience levels are encouraged to come!

Jan 22 – Digestive System A brief explanation of the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system will be followed by descriptions of some ailments that are common to it, and herbal and nutritional strategies for dealing with them. Get to the bottom of that belly-ache!

Jan 29- Head to Toe Ailments We will discuss some miscellaneous common ailments and herbal relief for them. Pink eye, cuts, ear aches, bruises, sprains, yeast infections, athlete’s foot, canker sores, and rashes are some possibilities. Feel free to come with your own inquiries.

Feb 5 – Medicine Making We will go through the process of making an herbal oil and salve. If you have a salve you want to make, bring a small jar, some plant material, and some olive oil. Otherwise, bring a pen and paper. We will go through the whole process together.

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1/8 Contested Spaces: Anarchist Spaces in Dialogue and Solidarity 7pm

In the spirit of building solidaristic relationships between anarchist social centers, collectives, and event spaces, we will host a special panel and social hour at Station 40 on January 8 at 7 pm.

We’ve invited members of The Holdout (Oakland, theholdout.org), Outtaline (Emeryville), and The Base (Brooklyn, NY, thebasebk.org) to join us in a conversation about the activities we have been organizing in our spaces, and the political motivations that form what these activities look like. We also hope to touch on the impact of our spaces. After a short panel discussion, everyone is welcomed and encouraged to kick it! We’ll have food, tea, and games.

This event is open to the public, but those involved other collectives are especially encouraged to come and hang out with old and new comrades.

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8/7 Book Release and Talk for Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency 7pm

About the book:

Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency (AK Press, 2013); Edited by Kristian Williams, Lara Messersmith-Glavin & Will Munger.

Counterinsurgency has existed as the state’s implicit strategy for a generation, and increasingly this strategy is becoming explicit. In this chilling collection of sociological and political essays, fifteen writers examine the application of domestic counterinsurgency tactics within the United States, and seek to equip the left with a more nuanced understanding of state repression – and how to fight back.

More info: http://www.akpress.org/life-during-wartime.html

Speakers Bios:

Kristian Williams is a member of the Committee Against Political Repression, in Portland, Oregon. He is also the author of Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America (Soft Skull, 2004; South End, 2007), American Methods: Torture and the Logic of Domination (South End, 2006), and Hurt: Notes on Torture in a Modern Democracy (Microcosm, 2012). In 2009 he received a grant from the Institute for Anarchist Studies to support his research on Oscar Wilde’s anarchism.

Kevin Van Meter is a member of the Team Colors Collective and has just relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to complete his doctorate in Geography.  Van Meter, with Team Colors, co-edited the collection Uses of a Whirlwind (AK Press, 2010) and co-authored Winds from below (Team Colors/Eberhardt Press, 2010). Van Meters’ collaborative and single-authored work has appeared in various radical publications.

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6/11 Prisoner Letter Writing night for International Day of Solidarity with Long Term Anarchist Prisoners 5:30pm-7pm

This Tuesday at 5:30 pm we’ll have a focus on long term anarchist prisoners and have their stories and addresses available, but as always those in attendance are encouraged to write any prisoner of their choosing.

June 11th is the international day of solidarity with long term anarchist prisoners, including, but not limited to, Marie Mason, who is facing 22 years in Federal prison (www.supportmariemason.org), and Eric McDavid, who is facing 20 years (www.supporteric.org).

Supplies, stamps, addresses snacks and tea will be provided! Just be ready to write some letters.

We also encourage everyone to go see the film screening of “Better This World” later at 7pm hosted at 518 Valencia. The film follows the case of David McKay and Bradley Crowder, who were arrested on terrorism charges at the 2008 National Republican Convention. In a situation eerily similar to Eric McDavid’s, the film demonstrates how far the State will go to entrap those who are seeking to create social change.

More info at their facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/167624446737943/?ref=22

For more information about June 11th and other actions and events planned across the US and beyond see www.june11.org

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3/16 Station 40 presents: SUBVERSIVE BOOK EVENT 11am-6pm

Join us at Station 4O on March 16th for a subversive book event. Organized as an autonomous addition to the festivities of the San Francisco Anarchist Book Fair Weekend and the Bay Area’s 8 Days of Anarchy, this subversive book event will include tabling by various anarchist projects from around the country. Proceeds from the event will go towards legal expenses for the Cleveland 4; Connor Stevens, Douglas Wright, Brandon Baxter, and Joshua “Skelly” Stafford are four comrades who are collectively serving decades in prison after being entrapped by the FBI. For more information on the Cleveland 4’s case, visit their legal support site at: www.cleveland4solidarity.org there will also be materials for folks to write and send letters to prisoners.

Station 40 is located directly across from the 16th and Mission BART plaza, and two blocks from the Armory. The address is 3030b 16th Street.

Tablers include:

> The Anti-Repression Committee

> Bay of Rage

> Black Spring Press

> East Bay Prisoner Support

> For I Cannot be Quiet

> Gender Anarky Support Team

> Grand Jury Resistance

> The Holdout Bookstore Collective

> Little Black Cart

> ofrendas quemadas

> QI Publications

> Quiver

> Santa Cruz Anarchist Projects

> Beehive Collective

…and more!

Station 40 is a long-term, collectively run, anticapitalist events space by and for anarchists, heretics, broke people and many others who seek a world without domination. Police and other law enforcement officials, uniformed or otherwise, are not permitted or welcome.

**Regretfully, Station 40 is not wheel chair accessible. Our space is up 2 flights of stairs.

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2/26 Monthly Letter Writing to Prisoners 5pm

The last Tuesday of every month at Station 40 we will be gathering to write letters to prisoners near and far. Come through, share some snacks, and write a few letters. We encourage folks to write to strangers, “political” prisoners, family, or friends; your choice! We will, however, try to take turns giving a little update on different prisoners or situations and rebellions in prisons so the events will be somewhat themed. We want those on the inside to feel connected to the happenings outside, but also vis-versa.

This month we will be writing to black women who have been incarcerated for fighting back against patriarchal and white supremacist violence.  We would especially like to focus on Marissa Alexander, CeCe McDonald, and Patreese Johnson.  Marissa is serving time for firing a warning shot near her abusive husband, and CeCe and Patreese are in jail for defending themselves against racist and queerphobic violence.  Come write letters to show these folks that they are not alone in their struggles.

Envelopes, stamps, and paper will be provided.  See you there!

For more info:

http://justiceformarissa.blogspot.com/

http://supportcece.wordpress.com/

http://nycabc.wordpress.com/tag/patreese-johnson/

Facebook Event Page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/459493397449777/

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2/23 SOUTH SEXUAL FICTION: Presentation and video exhibition by CUDS (University Collective of Sexual Dissidence) from Chile 7pm

Sexual fiction is an important strategy for representing and imagining a non-normative sexual politics. We are dissident and postfeminist activists from Chile that create sexual fictions in ironic and provocative ways. Our mission is to denaturalize common sense and put sexual categories into crisis.

In this bilingual activity (Spanish/English) we will show six representative videos and promote a discussion about political activism in sexual dissidence and post-feminist strategies principally in Chile. We propose to initiate a discussion from the videos to understand the strategies used by CUDS and other groups of sexual dissidence to resist latino american patriarchal culture and produce performances and critical actions on abortion, colonialism, christian repression, pornography and obligatory heterosexuality.

    The videos for exhibition are:

Twice holy: Karol Romanoff, the first transgender saint of Chile (CUDS)

Blondes for bicentenary (CUDS)

For a better life: donates an abortion (CUDS)

Ideology (Felipe Rivas San Martín + CUDS)

    Fat Manifesto (Missoginia)

Trans Indecency (Hija de Perra + Wincy)

Aurora Borealis (Lechedevirgen trimegisto, México)

ORGANIZER:

University Collective of Sexual Dissidence, CUDS.

(www.disidenciasexual.cl)

CUDS have ten year of activism in Chile is a fundamental collective in

queer localization and aesthetic experimentation that work between

dissident theory production, academic intervention, irruption of normative

sexual imaginaries and feminist politics.

EXHIBITORS:

Jorge Díaz Fuentes

Sexual activist and Ph.D. student in Biochemistry at the University of Chile.

 Sam Nasstrom

A genderqueer and trans* North American activist who worked with the CUDS

in Chile in 2010.

**We’ll pass a hat for the organizers, but no one turned away for lack of funds!**

Facebook Event Page:

http://www.facebook.com/events/425737337507782/

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