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WED, NOV. 28

Grannies rally against fiscal cliff outside the Federal Building, Mission and 7th streets, SF, free, jreid@californiaalliance.org. The California Alliance for Retired Americans, Jobs with Justice, Gray Panthers of San Francisco, and other groups will be rallying in San Francisco and other cities as it also lobbies in Washington DC urges Congress and President Barack Obama to avoid driving country off the so-called "fiscal cliff" and making deep cuts to social safety net services. As Alliance Legislative Director Hene Kelley said, "That means Congress must raise more revenues by making the wealthy and big corporations pay their fair share of taxes."

THURS, NOV. 29

Report on drone strikes in Pakistan First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin, SF, 7pm, free, Facebook: Drone Warfare. Code Pink members Toby Blome and Dr. Dianne Budd report back from their 32-member citizen diplomat peace mission to Waziristan, Pakistan to share stories about those affected by airstrikes of unmanned US military drones.

Van Jones speaks UCSF, 2130 Fulton, SF, 7:30-9am, $10–$500, tix and info at bydsf.org/vanjones. Black Young Democrats of San Francisco hosts a wrapup of the 2012 presidential election with author, activist, and former presidential advisor Van Jones, whose latest bestselling book is Rebuild the Dream.

SAT, DEC. 1

SF Women and Politics Women's Building Auditorium, 3543 Capp, SF, 4:30-6:30pm, free, www.sfgreenparty.org. The San Francisco Green Party is sponsoring a community forum on "Women and Politics/The Status of Feminism in San Francisco." Speakers to include Nicole Derse, Marie Harrison, Kim-Shree Maufus, Helen Grieco and Christina Olague. Child care available.