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Next Meeting Sun28Dec2014

Thank you for all that each of you do individually and collectively for a better world. Have a safe holiday!

 

Occupy SF

~ ACTION COUNCIL ~

Next Meeting

Sunday, December 28, 2014

2:00pm – 4:00pm

 

UNITE / HERE (Local 2)

215 Golden Gate Ave

(Nr. Civic Center BART)

San Francisco

Websites:

OccupySF Action Council: http://occupyactionsf.org

OccupySF: http://occupysf.org

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Thank You to Everyone

Thank  You to Everyone!

For all that each of you did to make September 20th

Occupy SF  ~ 3rd Convergence happen!

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ editied 3/27

Occupy SF

~ ACTION COUNCIL ~

Next Meeting

Sunday, March 29, 2015

2:00pm – 4:00pm

UNITE / HERE (Local 2)

215 Golden Gate Ave

(Nr. Civic Center BART)

San Francisco

Thursday, March 26

M 26, Thursday 3:15pm , CCSF – END the STWEP (Special Trustee with Extraordinary Power) – Rally & March & Board of Trustees Meeting

CCSF – Ocean Campus
Steps of Science Building
Phelan Ave.
SF

3:15pm Rally (Steps of Science Building)

3:40pm March – to MUB Building, Rm. 140 – for Board of Trustees Meeting

1. Reverse All Cuts

– Reverse Class Cancellations and Layoffs

– Reverse cancelation of Performing Arts Center

– Reverse the 50% budget cuts to the Student Resource Centers – that help students stay in school

2. Rebuild Democracy at City College and END the One-Man Dictatorship of Special Trustee with Extraordinary Power

3. Closed Civic Center Campus must be immediately re-opened in an alternative building in the same neighborhood

No sell-off of CCSF land for gentrification. Join the fight for an open access, comprehensive COMMUNITY College!

Info: Save CCSF Coalition

www.facebook.com/saveccsf
info@saveccsf.org
www.saveccsf.org

 

M 26, Thursday, 6:00pm, Plaza 16 Community Meeting at Marshall Elementary School

Marshall Elementary School
1575 – 15th Street @ Capp St.
SF

next community meeting will be held at Marshall Elementary, the school adjacent to the proposed Maximus monster. The Maximus project would cast a shadow over the School for most of the year and the 18 months of construction would be terribly disruptive to the students’ learning environment.

Parents at the school need our support in resisting the project and they need our help convincing the School Board that it mustn’t help facilitate the project by making a deal with Maximus.

At the March meeting we will continue the community-driven process for developing a community-serving vision for 16th and Mission and will we discuss our next community actions, etc.

Host: Plaza 16 Coalition

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/930446096989715/

 

M 26, Thursday, 6:30pm, Community Forum on FAST TRACK and the TPP (Santa Cruz)

Louden Nelson Center,
301 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Info; Citizens Trade Campaign

510-593-2225 (office)

 

M 26, Thursday, 7:00pm, Candlelight Vigil in SF 4 ALICE ANGEL BROWN, killed by SFPD

Corner of Pine & Van Ness Sts.
SF

there will be a Candlelight vigil in San Francisco, for Alice Angel Brown, 24,
who was killed by SFPD

Hosted by La Mesha Irizarry

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1389037024749518/

 

Friday, March 27

 

M 27, Friday, 4:00pm, Chalking on Shattuck – Response to Battery of Homeless Person in Berkeley by an Ambassador

Meet at Shattuck & Allston Way
Berkeley

Chalking on Shattuck Ave. in direct response to the battery of a homeless man by a community ambassador. The ambassador program is a step by business districts towards privatization of the police.

Video: http://www.berkeleyside.com/2015/03/26/video-downtown-berkeley-worker-assaults-homeless-man/

What happened here is not okay. We must make a stand and say no, this is not acceptable behavior.

The ambassador office is located under the Shattuck Theatre, by Starbucks. around the corner from the post office.

Sponsor “First They Came For The Homeless…”

Info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999?fref=nf

 

 

 

 

 

M 27, Friday, 6:00pm, Black Brown Unity Showcase

Metwest Highschool
314 E. 10th Street
Oakland

Join us for an evening of spoken word, youth produced Black and Brown Unity art, elders, young-stars and great food!!!

As we mourn and organize around the unjust killings of Alex Nieto and Alan Blueford here in the Bay Area, so many more of our Black and Brown relatives across the nation echo our cries for justice for all who have lost their lives to the violence of the Police, Border Patrol and the state. At 67 Sueños we have dedicated a year’s worth of Art, Poetry and action to the power of Black Brown Unity as a response. Our poems, art and love must overcome their guns, tasers and hate!

We invite our community of Black and Brown beautiful people and our staunch allies to come celebrate Black and Brown Unity, honor some of our elders, celebrate and nurture our next generation of leaders and raise the funds for 67 Sueños next summer mural project in Oakland.

We need you to nurture and water the seeds that will grow to transform this hateful violent society into a place of love where Black and Brown lives don’t only matter, they are deemed precious!

P.S. We will have some of the most amazing Auction and Raffle items available to help you help us. So bring your checkbook, bring a friend and bring the LOVE cuz this is our 5th generation of 67 Sueños young-stars coming of age before your very eyes on stage!

Donations will be taken at the door but absolutely no one turned away for lack of funds.

If you wish to donate an item for our silent auction please email us at 67suenos@gmail.org

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/849013461824885/

 

M 27, Friday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Next Nightwalk led by Danzantes Xitlali

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist
1661 – 15th Street
SF

About Mission Nightwalks: Whether it’s 14-year-old Rashawn Williams stabbed to death in our neighborhood, or City College student Alex Nieto killed by San Francisco Police, too many of our neighbors have been needlessly killed or injured, and others sent to prison. Too many parents have shed too many tears.

So twice each month, faith communities in San Francisco’s Mission District walk the streets of our neighborhood where violence has occurred.
Along the way, we stop to listen to the stories of our neighbors, sometimes talk with family and friends of those killed, and often pray for both the victims and the perpetrators of the violence.

In our Nightwalks, we hope to bring not only comfort, but also a challenge — to ourselves, our neighbors, and our City — to uproot the causes of that violence, whether it is done by individuals, gangs, or law enforcement.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/706274192818105/

 

Saturday, March 28

M 28, Saturday, 1:00pm, Solving the Affordable Housing Crisis: A Town Hall Meeting

New Location:

Brava Theater
2781 – 24th St (@ York St.)
SF

 

Rents in San Francisco and in the neighborhood are going through the roof. Speculators are evicting long-time residents so they can raise rents, flip homes and sell off apartments for a quick buck. Increasingly, working families can’t afford to live here, and developers are building only for the 1 percent.

The housing market isn’t working! Join us as we discuss how we can fight to save our homes and make sure housing is for human need, not corporate greed.

info, contact hostSF ACCE at 415-335-7033 or email sfacce@calorganize.org

Endorsers include Calle 24 and Senior & Disability Action (list in formation)

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/837193156327586/

 

Sunday, March 29

M 29, Sunday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Justice 4 Jabari, Anniyah, & Mary

East Side Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd
Oakland

According to the East Bay Express and eyewitness testimony, U.S. Marshals were surveilling a home in East Oakland when community organizer Jabari Shaw exited the building with his four-year-old daughter. Shaw and his daughter entered the car, driven by close friend Mary Vaillancourt. Federal officers, dressed in plainclothes, approached the car with weapons drawn but failed to identify themselves clearly as law enforcement. Unsure of their identity and fearing for her life, Vaillancourt accelerated away from the scene prompting several unmarked cars to pursue them. When officers identified themselves as law enforcement by flashing their lights, Vaillancourt attempted to stop at a red light, but the car was rammed from behind by pursuing officers, propelling the vehicle through the intersection and into the back of a Paratransit van.

On Sunday, March 29th from 1-4 pm a fundraiser is being held to help with costs associated with incident.

Host: Tur-Ha Ak and Cat Brooks

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/753057438143445/

 

M 29, Sunday, 6:00pm, Iraq: Where Are We, and Where Are We Going? Into the 12th year of the U.S. War in Iraq

65 – 9th Street (North door closest to Market St.)
San Francisco

Iraq Veterans Against the War, American Friends Service Committee, and the Friends Committee on National Legislation present a discussion on the U.S. in Iraq after twelve years of war.

Raed Jarrar, Policy Impact Coordinator. Office of Public Policy and Advocacy, American Friends Service Committee (by video)Raed Jarrar serves as AFSC’s Policy Impact Coordinator at the Office of Public Policy and Advocacy in Washington, D.C. Since his immigration to the U.S. in 2005, he has worked on political and cultural issues pertaining to U.S. engagement in the Arab and Muslim worlds. Born in Baghdad to an Iraqi mother and a Palestinian father, Raed Jarrar grew up in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Iraq. He received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Baghdad, and his master’s degree in architecture, with a specialty in post-war reconstruction in Iraq, from the University of Jordan. Raed has appeared in numerous media outlets, including MSNBC, Al Jazeera, Democracy Now, Foreign Policy in Focus, and Alternet. His opinion pieces have been published in the Chicago Tribune and Common Dreams.

Wardah Khalid is a Scoville Fellow at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, focusing on research, development and presentation of non-violent policy solutions to counter the self-described Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, as well as highlighting why U.S. militarism is undermining locally-led peacebuilding approaches in these countries and throughout the region.

Prior to joining FCNL, Wardah worked as a CVE consultant in Houston, focusing on creating a community plan to counter violent extremism in the local Muslim American community. She is also the author of the “Young American Muslim” blog for the Houston Chronicle. See “Bombs Are Not the Answer: Five Non-Military Ways to Stop the Islamic State Group” in US News & World Report at http://www.usnews.com/topics/author/wardah-khalid

Discussion will follow the presentation. Raed will be joining us by video conference. there will be snacks.

Info: sirism@mac.com

 

Monday, March 30

M 30, Monday, 9:00am, PRESS CONFERENCE: Justice For O’Shaine Evans! – Press Conference and March (note location changed to below)

San Francisco City Hall
1 Carleton B Goodlett
SF

9:00am Press Conference at City Hall

Then

10:00am March to Hall of Justice

(bring signs, bullhorns, yourself

O’Shaine Evans was shot and killed by SFPD Officer David Goff October 7th.

Join his family as they file for damages!

O’Shaine was a Caribbean immigrant raised in Oakland, an aspiring boxer, an enthusiastic uncle, and a beloved community member whose life was tragically cut short just five months ago.

Since O’Shaine’s death, his mother Angela, his sister Cadine, and his brother and brother-in-law Troy and Raheim, have become incredibly active in the anti-police brutality movement–attending rallies and marches, speaking to draw connections between immigrant rights, racial discrimination, and police misconduct.

Now it’s our time for all Bay Area residents fighting the criminalization of Black and Brown young people to come together and support O’Shaine’s fight for justice!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/761733373940576/

 

M 30, Monday, 3pm-5pm & M 31, Tuesday , 6am-8am– OCCUPY BEALE AFB- Monthly NO DRONES Vigil & Peace Encampment

Mar. 30, Monday, 3pm-5pm, Vigil, Main Gate, end of N. Beale Rd.

Mon. Night Potluck & Encampment, Main Gate, N. Beale Rd

Mar. 31, Tuesday, 6-8am, Vigil, Wheatland Gate, S. Beale Rd. and Ostrom Rd.

Important: After Wheatland Gate vigil we will carpool to Main Gate for Press Conf:

PRESS CONFERENCE, 8:30 am, Main Gate

Kick-Off for Anti-Drone TV Ad to be aired next week in Marysville/Beale AFB Region. This ad was aired on prime time TV in Las Vegas area

Watch powerful AD here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRuXKpxZWys&feature=youtu.be

Info: https://www.facebook.com/OccupyBealeAirForceBase?fref=ts

 

M 30, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum Presents: Deep Green Resistance

Global Exchange
2017 Mission St., (nr. 16th St. BART)
SF

Deep Green Resistance is an organization committed to the protection of nature above all else. The threat posed by industrial civilization on our planet is far too great for us to wait around and ask nicely for the destruction to stop. Two-hundred species a day are going extinct and every ecosystem on the planet is in decline.

Deep Green Resistance is an analysis, a strategy, and the only organization of its kind. As an analysis, it reveals civilization as the institution that is destroying life on Earth. As a strategy, it offers a concrete plan for how to stop that destruction. As an organization, Deep Green Resistance is implementing that strategy. As an aboveground organization, DGR works to build community, restore habitat, and promote sustainable living tactics in the fight to save our planet. Understanding the severity of the problem, we also argue for the necessity of an underground that can strategically target the infrastructure of industrialization. The different branches of a resistance movement must all be working in tandem. The aboveground and belowground, the militants and the nonviolent, the frontline activists, and the cultural workers all must do what needs to be done to stop the destruction.

Members from Deep Green Resistance will be speaking and answering questions A short presentation of the analysis, strategy, and current projects will be followed by a discussion about future goals and solidarity building.

 

Tuesday, March 31

M 31, Tuesday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, March for Schools Oakland Students Deserve

San Antonio Park
Oakland, CA

Join Oakland teachers, students and families to March for the Schools Oakland Students Deserve.

3:00 Family-friendly activities at San Antonio Park (face painting, music, sign making)
4:00 Rally
4:30 March to OUSD headquarters (1000 Broadway)

We march for:
— A better contract for students and teachers – Class size matters! Invest in teachers to stay in Oakland!
— Keep Public Schools Public – No school closures and charter conversions!
— Smaller Caseloads for Special Education – Special Education students deserve high quality education & individualized attention!
— Money for school sites not upper admin! Send funding to school sites–more teachers, aides, counselors, staff, and supplies.
— Counselors not Cops!!! – With just the money OUSD is spending on school police, the district could place a full-time restorative justice counselor in every school

Host: Schools Oakland Students Deserve

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/859143810811886/

 

M 31, Tuesday, 6:30pm, Leadership Summit Against Fast Track and TPP, (Salinas, CA )

Teamsters Local 890 Union Hall
931 E. Market St,
Salinas, CA 93905

Info: Info; Citizens Trade Campaign

510-593-2225 (office)

Wednesday, April 1

A 1, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL

Montgomery and Market in San Francisco.
(on the steps facing Market below Feinstein’s office,
directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station)

JOIN CODEPINK, WORLD CAN’T WAIT, OCCUPY SF ACTION COUNCIL

and others for our weekly PEACE VIGIL at the huge PEACE banner

Feel free to bring your own signage, photos, flyers, …

Additional signs and flyers provided.

Stand (or sit) with us and the huge PEACE banner.

Everyone welcome!

ISIS/ISIL IS BAD

AUMF IS WORSE

NO MORE WARS!

“The United States doesn’t actually declare war anymore–the last time it did was World War II–but Congress still sanctions American combat through authorizations for the use of military force.” — Joshua Keating, Slate.com.

 

Thursday, April 2

A 2, Thursday, 2:00pm, Caravana 43: Berkeley con Ayotzinapa

Martin Luther King Jr, Civic Center Park
Berkeley

2 parents from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero and 2 surviving students come to UCBerkeley from April 2nd to April 3rd. We’ve been working very hard planning events where everyone can come and see the parents speak on their journey and on their continuous fight to find their missing children. We want the whole community, non-students and students, to come out and come together to welcome them to UCBerkeley and show them what international solidarity looks like.
We are asking you all to spread the word of their anticipated arrival and attend the spaces we are holding for them because their testimonies are direct evidence as to why, we, thousands of miles away from Ayotzinapa, should continue to carry on this struggle and denounce the injustices of their government.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/896115093742462/

 

Friday, April 3

A 3, Friday, 6:45am, Good Friday Non-Violent Witness – Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab

Gather at Vasco and Patterson Pass Roads
Livermore

Worship 7:00 a.m. followed by procession to the gate, Stations of the Cross & nonviolent acts of witness.

The theme this year is Beyond Nuclear Weapons, Beyond Empire and Beyond Racism. David Hartsough, member of San Francisco Friends Meeting, will be the speaker. This is one day before the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s Beyond Vietnam speech in which he called on us to oppose “the giant triplets of racism, materialism and militarism.”

10 a.m. – noon, community gathering to share our work and actions, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Avenue, Livermore*

Carpool info:

In San Francisco call 415 751 5708 for ride sharing and in the East Bay, call 510 990 0374 for rides or more information.

Info: Ecumenical Peace Institute; www.epicalc.org

 

Saturday, April 4

A 4, Saturday, 2:00pm, Marcha y Foro Comunitario por Aytozinapa en SF

16th & Mission BART Station
2000 Mission St.
SF

March and Forum for Ayotzinapa

Community March:
Mission and 16th Sts.
2pm- Start of the rally
3pm- March starts towards 24th St.

Community Forum:
Buena Vista Horace Mann Elementary
3351 23rd St., between Bartlett and Valencia Sts.
4-6pm

Saturday, April 4th, San Francisco welcomes the families of the 43 students disappeared by the Mexican government this past September, 2014, joining with their demand for justice with their caravan throughout the US.

We are in solidarity with their struggle and welcome everyone to a community and family-friendly march from 16th St. to 24th St. on Saturday, April 4th. This march is called for 2pm and will arrive at Buena Vista Horace Mann (3351 23rd St.) where a community forum organized by KPOO, Radio Bilingüe and Rompeviento TV USA, will be held. Here, all attendees will learn about the atrocities committed by the Mexican State as well as the struggle for justice. Ayotzinapa is the most recent and horrific example of a State that exercises violence with impunity against its citizens and social justice fighters.
Its time to say, “Stop State-Sponsored Terror in the Mission, San Francisco, the Bay Area, California and throughout the United States! Justice for all victims of State violence! A State that disappears and murders its own citizens does not deserve to govern! The Mission stands with Ayotzinapa! Stop State-sponsored terror on both sides of the border!

Special thanks to the United Educators of San Francisco for their support in sponsoring this community event.

Initiated by:
Bay Area Committee in Solidarity with Ayotzinapa

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/446199058866521/449402201879540/

23
Mar

ANNOUNCEMENTS -March 23, 2015

Monday, March 23

M 23, Monday, 6:00pm, May Day Action Planning Meeting

Tenants Union
558 Capp Street btw 20th and 21st
SF

Folks from Our Mission No Eviction, Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Calle 24 Latino Cultural District, Plaza 16 and many more, are planning a big May Day action and tonight is the first planning meeting

Info from Plaza 16 Coalition – no separate FB page yet.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/Plaza16Coalition?fref=nf

 

M 23, Monday 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Occupy Forum- “My Brooklyn” Film and discussion with SF anti-gentrification activists

Global Exchange
2017 Mission St. (nr 16th St. BART)
SF

My Brooklyn is a documentary about Director Kelly Anderson’s personal journey, as a Brooklyn “gentrifier,” to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood along lines of race and class. During Michael Bloomberg’s election as mayor in 2001, a massive speculative real estate boom is rapidly altering the neighborhoods Anderson has come to call home, spurring bitter conflict over who has a right to live in the city and determine its future. While some view these development patterns as revitalizing the city, others believe they are erasing Brooklyn’s eclectic urban fabric, economic and racial diversity, creative alternative culture, and unique local economies

When development officials announce a controversial plan to tear down and remake the Fulton Mall, a popular, bustling African-American and Caribbean commercial district just blocks from Anderson’s apartment, she discovers that the Mall, despite its run-down image, is the third most profitable shopping area in New York City with a rich social and cultural history. Anderson must confront her own role in the process of gentrification and investigatethe forces behind it more deeply.

The film’s ultimate questions become how to heal the deep racial wounds embedded in our urban development patterns, and how citizens can become active in fixing a broken planning process.

 

Tuesday, March 24

M 24, Tuesday & M 25, Wednesday both 7am – 7pm, CHESAPEAKE HOTEL WORKERS DEMAND A FAIR PROCESS FOR UNIONIZATION

Pickets @ 2 locations

Le Meridien Hotel
333 Battery St
SF

and

Hyatt Fisherman’s Warf
  555 North Point
SF

(Please Support)
On March 24th and 25th, Local 2 will be having two Days of Action at both of the Chesapeake-owned hotels–Le Meridien in the Financial District and Hyatt Fishermen’s Wharf. Despite years of ongoing organizing and actions at both of these hotels, Chesapeake has refused to listen to workers’ demands for a fair process to decide on unionization. Chesapeake Le Meridien and Chesapeake Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf are outliers in San Francisco’s booming hotel industry. For years, they have ignored their workers’ demands for a fair process to decide on unionization. Chesapeake is a real estate company based in Maryland that bought both the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf and Le Meridien

Workers will continue to demand justice, dignity, and a voice on the job until Chesapeake listens. We are turning up the heat to send a clear message that San Francisco won’t stand for anything less than a fair process! The Days of Action are an important event for our union and it would help tremendously to have turnout from union and community allies, especially 10-2pm both days. RSVP here if you can join the line!

Info: From Local 2: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547697012162098/

CONTACT: Laurel Fish (lfish@unitehere2.org or 415.864.8770 ext. 777)

 

M 24 Tuesday, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Stand Up for Jobs Not Jails

County of Alameda – Board of Sups. Meeting
1221 Oak St.
Oakland, CA

On Tuesday, March 24th the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will finally vote on the county’s public safety realignment budget.

For the past six months, the Ella Baker Center has been campaigning for the supervisors to set aside more funding for community-based re-entry programs and services—instead of giving most of the money to the sheriff.

Our community-backed budget proposal is based on the reality that less people are returning to jail, and more are in need of programs and services to help them when they come home.

Come to the Board of Supervisors Meeting and make public comment to let the supervisors know that you support a Jobs Not Jails budget!

Contact our local organizer Darris Young (510-285-8242, darris@ellabakercenter.org) for more information.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1573106559630462/

 

Wednesday, March 25

M 25, Wednesday, 6:30pm, Cuba & Africa: Unbroken Solidarity | Film screening & discussion with Walter Turner, Phil Hutchings & Reem Assil

Solespace
1714 Telegraph
Oakland

On the 27th Anniversary of the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale, the The Center for Political Education, SoleSpace, and SF State’s Race and Resistance Studies program invite you for a discussion and film exploring the history and current nature of Cuba’s internationalist solidarity with Africa.

We will explore Cuba’s ongoing relationship to Africa, African American solidarity with Cuba, and the impacts of this relationship on internationalist thought and practice through a panel discussion with Walter Turner and Phil Hutchings and a screening of the second portion of “Cuba, an African Odyssey,” a documentary film on Cuba’s role in Angola. The discussion will be moderated by Reem Assil.

Info / Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/720754394689169/

 

Thursday, March 26

M 26, Thursday 3:15pm , CCSF – All Out Thursday To END the STWEP (Special Trustee with Extraordinary Power) – Rally & March

CCSF – Ocean Campus
Steps of Science Building
Phelan Ave.
SF

1. Reverse All Cuts

– Reverse Class Cancellations and Layoffs

– Reverse cancelation of Performing Arts Center

– Reverse the 50% budget cuts to the Student Resource Centers – that help students stay in school

2. Rebuild Democracy at City College and END the One-Man Dictatorship of Special Trustee with Extraordinary Power

3. Closed Civic Center Campus must be immediately re-opened in an alternative building in the same neighborhood

Info: Save CCSF Coalition

www.facebook.com/saveccsf
info@saveccsf.org
www.saveccsf.org

 

M 26, Thursday, 6:00pm, Plaza 16 Community Meeting at Marshall Elementary School

Marshall Elementary School
1575 – 15th Street @ Capp St.
SF

next community meeting will be held at Marshall Elementary, the school adjacent to the proposed Maximus monster. The Maximus project would cast a shadow over the School for most of the year and the 18 months of construction would be terribly disruptive to the students’ learning environment.

Parents at the school need our support in resisting the project and they need our help convincing the School Board that it mustn’t help facilitate the project by making a deal with Maximus.

At the March meeting we will continue the community-driven process for developing a community-serving vision for 16th and Mission and will we discuss our next community actions, etc.

Host: Plaza 16 Coalition

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/930446096989715/

 

M 26, Thursday, 7:00pm, Candlelight Vigil in SF 4 ALICE ANGEL BROWN, killed by SFPD

Corner of Pine & Van Ness Sts.
SF

there will be a Candlelight vigil in San Francisco, for Alice Angel Brown, 24,
who was killed by SFPD

Hosted by La Mesha Irizarry

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1389037024749518/

 

Friday, March 27

M 27, Friday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Next Nightwalk led by Danzantes Xitlali

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist
1661 – 15th Street
SF

About Mission Nightwalks: Whether it’s 14-year-old Rashawn Williams stabbed to death in our neighborhood, or City College student Alex Nieto killed by San Francisco Police, too many of our neighbors have been needlessly killed or injured, and others sent to prison. Too many parents have shed too many tears.

So twice each month, faith communities in San Francisco’s Mission District walk the streets of our neighborhood where violence has occurred.
Along the way, we stop to listen to the stories of our neighbors, sometimes talk with family and friends of those killed, and often pray for both the victims and the perpetrators of the violence.

In our Nightwalks, we hope to bring not only comfort, but also a challenge — to ourselves, our neighbors, and our City — to uproot the causes of that violence, whether it is done by individuals, gangs, or law enforcement.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/706274192818105/

 

Saturday, March 28

M 28, Saturday, 1:00pm, Solving the Affordable Housing Crisis: A Town Hall Meeting

Galeria de la Raza
2857 24th Street @ Bryant
SF

Rents in San Francisco and in the neighborhood are going through the roof. Speculators are evicting long-time residents so they can raise rents, flip homes and sell off apartments for a quick buck. Increasingly, working families can’t afford to live here, and developers are building only for the 1 percent.

The housing market isn’t working! Join us as we discuss how we can fight to save our homes and make sure housing is for human need, not corporate greed.

info, contact hostSF ACCE at 415-335-7033 or email sfacce@calorganize.org

Endorsers include Calle 24 and Senior & Disability Action (list in formation)

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/837193156327586/

 

M 27, Friday, 6:00pm, Black Brown Unity Showcase

Metwest Highschool
314 E. 10th Street
Oakland

Join us on Friday March 27th @ MetWest High School for an evening of spoken word, youth produced Black and Brown Unity art, elders, young-stars and great food!!!

As we mourn and organize around the unjust killings of Alex Nieto and Alan Blueford here in the Bay Area, so many more of our Black and Brown relatives across the nation echo our cries for justice for all who have lost their lives to the violence of the Police, Border Patrol and the state. At 67 Sueños we have dedicated a year’s worth of Art, Poetry and action to the power of Black Brown Unity as a response. Our poems, art and love must overcome their guns, tasers and hate!

We invite our community of Black and Brown beautiful people and our staunch allies to come celebrate Black and Brown Unity, honor some of our elders, celebrate and nurture our next generation of leaders and raise the funds for 67 Sueños next summer mural project in Oakland.

We need you to nurture and water the seeds that will grow to transform this hateful violent society into a place of love where Black and Brown lives don’t only matter, they are deemed precious!

P.S. We will have some of the most amazing Auction and Raffle items available to help you help us. So bring your checkbook, bring a friend and bring the LOVE cuz this is our 5th generation of 67 Sueños young-stars coming of age before your very eyes on stage!

Donations will be taken at the door but absolutely no one turned away for lack of funds.

If you wish to donate an item for our silent auction please email us at 67suenos@gmail.org

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/849013461824885/

 

Monday, March 30

M 30, Monday, 9:30am, PRESS CONFERENCE: Justice For O’Shaine Evans!

Hall of Justice – SF
850 Bryant St.
SF

O’Shaine Evans was shot and killed by SFPD Officer David Goff October 7th.

Join his family as they file for damages!

O’Shaine was a Caribbean immigrant raised in Oakland, an aspiring boxer, an enthusiastic uncle, and a beloved community member whose life was tragically cut short just five months ago.

Since O’Shaine’s death, his mother Angela, his sister Cadine, and his brother and brother-in-law Troy and Raheim, have become incredibly active in the anti-police brutality movement–attending rallies and marches, speaking to draw connections between immigrant rights, racial discrimination, and police misconduct.

Now it’s our time for all Bay Area residents fighting the criminalization of Black and Brown young people to come together and support O’Shaine’s fight for justice!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/761733373940576/

 

From Today’s Action at Mission SFPD

http://abc7news.com/news/protesters-block-entrance-of-mission-police-station/569413/

This was “live streamed” this morning – hopefully a video will be online soon! Alex Nieto’s parents were also present.

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19
Mar

ANNOUNCEMENTS 3/18

Wednesday, March 18

M 18, Wednesday, 4:00pm, USW Oil Workers Solidarity Rally / Picket

Tesora South Gate Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery
@ SOUTH GATE – corner of Imhof Drive & Solano Way
150 Solano Way, Pacheco, CA 94553

Please join us to support our USW union brothers Criff Reyes, Jose MaCay, and Ruben Garcia who are being targeted by Tesoro Human Resources for “Picket Duty Misconduct”.

Family and friends are always welcome

Info: Steve [lvpsf@igc.org]

 

M 18, Wednesday, 5:00pm, Save the E12th Parcel for the People! Speak out at the Planning Commission Hearing! (Oakland)

City of Oakland, City Hall
1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Rm. 201
Oakland

In the midst of a housing affordability crisis in Oakland, the City is proposing to sell publicly owned land to create a 24 story, 300 unit luxury high-rise apartment tower right by Lake Merritt, where the median rent will be 3k per month. The development will have no affordable units and no real community benefits. The property is on E12th and 1st Ave street, right by the new pedestrian bridge at the end of Lake Merritt.

Long-time residents are being pushed out of Oakland every day because of skyrocketing housing costs. The city’s number one priority right now should be figuring out how to make it possible for working families to stay in Oakland – not developing luxury high rises for the rich that are just going to raise rents and exacerbate displacement.

March 18th come to Planning Commission hearing to speak out against gentrification in Oakland and for affordable housing!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/817732631614134/

 

M 18, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL

Montgomery and Market
(on the steps facing Market below Feinstein’s office,
directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station)
SF

JOIN CODEPINK, WORLD CAN’T WAIT, OCCUPY SF Action Council

and others at the huge PEACE banner

welcome home the brave participants from Shut Down Creech. This weeklong convergence for peace in the Nevada desert concluded with the arrest of 34 protesters, including members of weekly CODEPINK-sponsored PEACE vigils in downtown San Francisco.

Feel free to bring your own signage, photos, flyers, …

Additional signs and flyers provided.

NO to WAR!

NO to DRONES!

Stand (or sit) with us

Everyone welcome!

 

M 18, Wednesday, 7:00pm, Oakland Premiere“ Tales of the Grim Sleeper” (Endorsed by OccupySF Action Council)

Omni Commons – Ballroom
4799 Shattuck
Oakland

Donations welcome

Bay Area screening of the Nick Broomfieldnew’s new film that highlights the devaluation of Black women’s lives and the lives of sex workers
Tales of the Grim Sleeper

Shows the:

-criminal neglect or worse in law enforcement’s handling of the investigation and the efforts of the community based Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders to win justice and accountability.

-devaluing of Black women’s lives, and of the lives of sex workers struggling to survive in the most impoverished part of LA.

-vulnerability to violence of sex workers as easy prey due to their criminalization, in particular those who are Black and work on the streets; and also the vulnerability of women who were impoverished and/or caught up in the crack epidemic.
The film was shortlisted for an academy award. It will be shown nationally on HBO starting this spring. Trailer link: http://www.pipelinead.net/uploads/HBO/grim/GrimSleeper_promo_v3_lo.mov

Info: US PROStitutes Collective, uspros@prostitutescollective.net, 415 626-4114, www.uspros.net

 

Thursday, March 19

M 19, Thursday, 5:30pm, Meeting – Testing Scams-From Hunters Point Bay View To Test America-H.I.G. Capital Labor/Community

Bayview Library Community Room
5075 3rd St,
San Francisco, CA 94124

Michael Madry was a quality test assurance manager at Test America, the largest testing company in the United States. He and another manager began to raise health and safety questions when H.I.G. Capital a $17 billion dollar private equity company took over Test America and began to change the testing process to falsify asbestos and other tests on toxic materials.

They demanded that they do the asbestos tests in 20 seconds that normally took 10 to 15 minutes.

He along with his co-worker filed an OSHA complaint and were bullied, harassed and illegally fired and he as well as OSHA lawyer Darrell Whitman are challenging the failure of OSHA to protect health and safety whistleblowers.

This falsified testing also took place at the highly toxic and contaminated Hunters Point shipyard where there is a rate of over 50% asthma among the children.

Madry will be joined by environmental advocate Dr. Ray Tomkins who has been fighting to have proper testing of the dust that is being dispersed as a result of the dismantlement of the Candlestick Park. Lennar-Uban originally planned to blow up the stadium but this was stopped by labor and community opposition.

This will be an important labor community meeting to connect the dots with the criminal cover-up of testing at Bayview Hunters Point with the attack on OSHA health and safety whistleblowers.

Also speaking will be SEIU 1021 SF General Chapter Chair Brenda Barros who fought against the blowing up of the Candlestick stadium and contamination of the community.

Sponsored by

United Public Workers For Action

http://www.upwa.info

(415)282-1908

Also endorsed by

Injured Workers National Network

http://www.iwnn.org

 

M 19, Thursday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Help Put Medicare for All on the 2016 Presidential Agenda (Fundraiser for Hilary Clinton – she will NOT be there)

3075 Adeline (Across the street from Ashby BART)
Berkeley

Medicare for All needs to be on the agenda at 2016 presidential campaign events. On Thursday, March 19, “Ready for Hillary” will be raising funds for Hillary Clinton’s presidential run. I hope you can help us hold banners for Medicare for All (HR 676) outside the event.

Please let us know if you can help. We will make banners for every 3 people.

Don : 415-695-7891

Friday, March 20

M 20, Friday, 4:30am – 1:30pm, Crunch Nestle 2 Revenge of the Rabble

8670 Younger Creek Dr.
Sacramento, CA

For the second time we will be returning to the Nestle pumping plant to exercise our right to use non violent civil disobedience to shut them down. We have addressed the city and told them to get Nestle on the agenda to either pay more or pack up. Nestle takes from our aquifer for pennies, bottles the water and sells it back to us for dollars. IN THE MIDDLE OF A DROUGHT. #crunchnestle

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/362127620641520/

 

Saturday, March 21

M 21, Saturday, 12 Noon, 12th Anniversary of “SHOCK and AWE” – U.S. INVASION of IRAQ (Action Council has Endorsed)

Powell & Market Sts.
SF

NO MOREU.S. War on Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen

U.S. INTERVENTION Fuels the Islamic State

NO GOOD Can Come of Military Action in the Middle East

Close to 2,500 people have been killed by U.S. drone strikes outside declared war zones since Obama’s inauguration in 2009. nearly six times more deaths than under the Bush regime.

The US continues to wage military interventions, sanctions and covert operations against any country that seeks an independent path of economic and social development. From Syria to Venezuela.

“Stop Pres. Obama’s AUMF” – the proposed new 3-year Authorization for Use of Military Force.

-“End U.S. War and Occupation” In the Middle East and Central Asia

All are welcome to Sign-On to this letter to the People of Iran:

http://org.salsalabs.com/o/1170/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=17389

(info for this announcement excerpted from World Can’t Wait & ANSWER)

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1413287058975110/

 

M 21, Saturday, 5:00pm, Alex Nieto’s One Year Community Commemoration – RIP, Killed by SFPD 3/21/2014

Bernal Heights Park
Bernal Heights Blvd.
SF

5pm Interfaith prayers with the Nieto Family
@Alex Nieto Memorial Site at Bernal Heights Park
Aztec Dancers – Catholic prayer – Buddhist chant

6pm Trail of Tears Procession. Bernal Heights Park→ Folsom Street→ 24th Street →Mission Street. We will lay flowers for the fallen to violence on our route. Bring your offerings.

7pm Film premiere of “Amor for Alex” with Nieto Family
@Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.

2868 Mission St.
SF

Please note that pre-film events will start simultaneously at 5pm at MCCLA. See facebook event for Amor for Alex for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/666703356788661/

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/862537473802606/

 

Sunday, March 22

M 22, Sunday, 7:30pm – 8:30pm , Errol Chang’s One Year Memorial – RIP, Killed by Daly City SWAT and Pacifica Police on 3/18/2014

384 San Pedro Ave
Pacifica

There will be a candlelight vigil for Errol’s one year memorial. Some candles provided

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/779903745428555/

 

Tuesday, March 24

M 24, Tuesday & M 25, Wednesday both 7am – 7pm, CHESAPEAKE HOTEL WORKERS DEMAND A FAIR PROCESS FOR UNIONIZATION

Two Locations will be picketed

 Hyatt Fisherman’s Warf
555 North Point
SF
 
And
 
Le Meridien Hotel
333 Battery St
SF

On March 24th and 25th, Local 2 will be having two Days of Action at both of the Chesapeake-owned hotels–Le Meridien in the Financial District and Hyatt Fishermen’s Wharf. Despite years of ongoing organizing and actions at both of these hotels, Chesapeake has refused to listen to workers’ demands for a fair process to decide on unionization. Chesapeake Le Meridien and Chesapeake Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf are outliers in San Francisco’s booming hotel industry. For years, they have ignored their workers’ demands for a fair process to decide on unionization. Chesapeake is a real estate company based in Maryland that bought both the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf and Le Meridien

Workers will continue to demand justice, dignity, and a voice on the job until Chesapeake listens. We are turning up the heat to send a clear message that San Francisco won’t stand for anything less than a fair process! The Days of Action are an important event for our union and it would help tremendously to have turnout from union and community allies, especially 10-2pm both days. RSVP here if you can join the line!

Info: From Local 2: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547697012162098/

CONTACT: Laurel Fish (lfish@unitehere2.org or 415.864.8770 ext. 777)

 

Wednesday, March 25

M 25, Wednesday, 6:30pm, Cuba & Africa: Unbroken Solidarity | Film screening & discussion with Walter Turner, Phil Hutchings & Reem Assil

Solespace
1714 Telegraph
Oakland

On the 27th Anniversary of the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale, the The Center for Political Education, SoleSpace, and SF State’s Race and Resistance Studies program invite you for a discussion and film exploring the history and current nature of Cuba’s internationalist solidarity with Africa.

We will explore Cuba’s ongoing relationship to Africa, African American solidarity with Cuba, and the impacts of this relationship on internationalist thought and practice through a panel discussion with Walter Turner and Phil Hutchings and a screening of the second portion of “Cuba, an African Odyssey,” a documentary film on Cuba’s role in Angola. The discussion will be moderated by Reem Assil.

Info / Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/720754394689169/

 

Thursday, March 26

M 26, Thursday 12 Noon, CCSF – All Out Thursday To END the STWEP (Special Trustee with Extraordinary Power) – Rally & March

CCSF – Ocean Campus
Ram Plaza
SF

1. Reverse All Cuts

– Reverse Class Cancellations and Layoffs

– Reverse cancelation of Performing Arts Center

– Reverse the 50% budget cuts to the Student Resource Centers – that help students stay in school

2. Rebuild Democracy at City College and END the One-Man Dictatorship of Special Trustee with Extraordinary Power

3. Closed Civic Center Campus must be immediately re-opened in an alternative building in the same neighborhood

Info: Save CCSF Coalition

 

M 26, Thursday, 6:00pm, Plaza 16 Community Meeting at Marshall Elementary School

Marshall Elementary School
1575 – 15th Street @ Capp St.
SF

next community meeting will be held at Marshall Elementary, the school adjacent to the proposed Maximus monster. The Maximus project would cast a shadow over the School for most of the year and the 18 months of construction would be terribly disruptive to the students’ learning environment.

Parents at the school need our support in resisting the project and they need our help convincing the School Board that it mustn’t help facilitate the project by making a deal with Maximus.

At the March meeting we will continue the community-driven process for developing a community-serving vision for 16th and Mission and will we discuss our next community actions, etc.

Host: Plaza 16 Coalition

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/930446096989715/

 

Saturday, March 28

M 28, Saturday, 1:00pm, Solving the Affordable Housing Crisis: A Town Hall Meeting

Galeria de la Raza
2857 24th Street @ Bryant
SF

Rents in San Francisco and in the neighborhood are going through the roof. Speculators are evicting long-time residents so they can raise rents, flip homes and sell off apartments for a quick buck. Increasingly, working families can’t afford to live here, and developers are building only for the 1 percent.

The housing market isn’t working! Join us as we discuss how we can fight to save our homes and make sure housing is for human need, not corporate greed.

info, contact hostSF ACCE at 415-335-7033 or email sfacce@calorganize.org

Endorsers include Calle 24 and Senior & Disability Action (list in formation)

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/837193156327586/

 

Monday, March 30

M 30, Monday, 9:30am, PRESS CONFERENCE: Justice For O’Shaine Evans!

Hall of Justice – SF
850 Bryant St.
SF

O’Shaine Evans was shot and killed by SFPD Officer David Goff October 7th.

Join his family as they file for damages!

O’Shaine was a Caribbean immigrant raised in Oakland, an aspiring boxer, an enthusiastic uncle, and a beloved community member whose life was tragically cut short just five months ago.

Since O’Shaine’s death, his mother Angela, his sister Cadine, and his brother and brother-in-law Troy and Raheim, have become incredibly active in the anti-police brutality movement–attending rallies and marches, speaking to draw connections between immigrant rights, racial discrimination, and police misconduct.

Now it’s our time for all Bay Area residents fighting the criminalization of Black and Brown young people to come together and support O’Shaine’s fight for justice!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/761733373940576/

17
Mar

Reminder of 2 Events / 2 Action Alerts / Help Needed w Single Payer

Reminder of 2 Events / Actions this week

Wednesday, March 18

M 18, Wednesday, 7:00pm, Oakland Premiere“ Tales of the Grim Sleeper” (Endorsed by OccupySF Action Council)

Omni Commons – Ballroom
4799 Shattuck
Oakland

Donations welcome

Bay Area screening of the Nick Broomfieldnew’s new film that highlights the devaluation of Black women’s lives and the lives of sex workers
Tales of the Grim Sleeper

Shows the:

-criminal neglect or worse in law enforcement’s handling of the investigation and the efforts of the community based Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders to win justice and accountability.

-devaluing of Black women’s lives, and of the lives of sex workers struggling to survive in the most impoverished part of LA.

-vulnerability to violence of sex workers as easy prey due to their criminalization, in particular those who are Black and work on the streets; and also the vulnerability of women who were impoverished and/or caught up in the crack epidemic.
The film was shortlisted for an academy award. It will be shown nationally on HBO starting this spring. Trailer link: http://www.pipelinead.net/uploads/HBO/grim/GrimSleeper_promo_v3_lo.mov

Info: US PROStitutes Collective, uspros@prostitutescollective.net, 415 626-4114, www.uspros.net

Saturday, March 21

M 21, Saturday, 12 Noon, 12th Anniversary of “SHOCK and AWE” – U.S. INVASION of IRAQ (Endorsed by OccupySF Action Council)

Powell & Market Sts.
SF

NO MOREU.S. War on Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen

U.S. INTERVENTION Fuels the Islamic State

NO GOOD Can Come of Military Action in the Middle East

Close to 2,500 people have been killed by U.S. drone strikes outside declared war zones since Obama’s inauguration in 2009. nearly six times more deaths than under the Bush regime.

The US continues to wage military interventions, sanctions and covert operations against any country that seeks an independent path of economic and social development. From Syria to Venezuela.

“Stop Pres. Obama’s AUMF” – the proposed new 3-year Authorization for Use of Military Force.

-“End U.S. War and Occupation” In the Middle East and Central Asia

(info for this announcement excerpted from World Can’t Wait & ANSWER)

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1413287058975110/

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2 – ACTION ALERTS

Hearing on Artificial Turf Infill Legislation

SB47

Wednesday, March 18 ~ 9:30am

California State Capital, Room 3191

Sacramento, CA

Senator Jerry Hill Introduces Bill Banning New Artificial Turf Fields Made With Recycled Tires While The State Studies Possible Link To Cancer And Other Health Risks to the Environmental Equality Committee Meeting

This Bill mandates a two-year study of artificial turf with rubber tire crumb and imposes a moratorium on the installation of new fields during the study

http://sd13.senate.ca.gov/news/2014-12-17-hill-introduces-bill-banning-new-artificial-turf-fields-made-recycled-tires-while-st

– We need more research before we can install rubber tire crumb on playfields.

– The US EPA no longer says rubber tire crumb is safe.

ACT TODAY! Sign a Petition, Call, or Email

Sierra Club Petition:

https://secure.sierraclub.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=15310

Call:

Senator Mark Leno, who represents all of San Francisco, is a member of this Committee. He could be the key vote. Without his vote, this bill may not get out of Committee and to the floor of the State Senate (the Beach Chalet Soccer Fields in SF are directly affected by this!)

Please call Senator Leno’s office and ask him to support SB47

SF number: 415-557-1300

Sacramento office: 916-651-4011

Email: http://sd11.senate.ca.gov/contact

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Sign-On Letter

To The People of Iran

from

The People of the United States

Since some U.S. Senators wrote a threatening letter to the government of Iran we are circulating a sign-on letter from people in the US to the people of Iran.

The ANSWER coalition initiated this. WCW adapted it and asking you to sign on, and share it widely.

The letter makes two key points:

1. The United States is in violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, signed by the Senate, and having the force of law under the U.S. Constitution. The violations are failure to eliminate the U.S. nuclear arsenal under its Treaty pledge of “general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control.” It possesses thousands of operational nuclear weapons that it is not destroying.

The U.S. is also failing to “pursue negotiations in good faith” with other nations for the achievement of nuclear disarmament.

2. The United States also provides more than $4 billion in military and economic aid to the state of Israel although Israel refuses to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, or allow outside inspectors, and does not deny that it possesses a considerable arsenal of nuclear weapons.

Site to Sign the Letter:

http://org.salsalabs.com/o/1170/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=17389

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Help Needed!

Help Put Medicare for ALL on the Presidential Agenda!

At Hilary Clinton Fundraiser

(She will NOT be present – but Donors Will!)

Thursday 6 to 7pm March 19

3075 Adeline, Berkeley

(Across the street fr. Ashby BART

Help Hold Banners!

Contact: Don: 415-695-7891

13
Mar

ANNOUNCEMENTS – 3/13/2015

Occupy SF

~ ACTION COUNCIL ~

Next Meeting

Sunday, March 15, 2015

2:00pm – 4:00pm

UNITE / HERE (Local 2)

215 Golden Gate Ave

(Nr. Civic Center BART)

San Francisco

 

Friday, March 13

 M 13, Friday, 6:30pm Unions and the Campaign for Medicare for All

518 Valencia (one block fr. 16th Sts. BART)
SF

Speaker:

Mark Dudzic – National Coordinator for the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare.

Why have 600 union organizations endorsed HR 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All act introduce by Congressman John Conyers, Jr.?

What 10 things unions need to look out for when bargaining under Obamac 1.Watch Out for the “Wal-Mart Loophole.”

2.The Race to the Bottom just got faster.

3.The Cadillac Tax will speed up cost shifting.

4.No Immigrants need apply.

5.Non-Profit union sponsored plans will be taxed to support for-profit private insurance

6.Subsidized exchange plans could undercut union benefits.

7.Some employers may try to leave multi-employer plans to receive a tax credit.

8.Retirees will be pushed to the exchanges.

9.Corporate wellness programs will expand.

10.Private exchanges are coming.

Sponsored by Single Payer Now

Info:www.singlepayernow.net or call 415-695-7891

 

Saturday, March 14

 M 14, Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Protest the Open House

650 Church St
SF

Warn future tenants at the “open house” that landlord Anne Kihagi-Swain harasses tenants to get them out.

Anne Kihagi-Swain, owner / landlord harasses tenants and pressures them to move – pushing out tenants in over 10 buildings, with harassment, fake notices, and multiple Owner Move Ins.

Lease violations evictions for minor things are way up in SF, especially from new building owners. Landlord Ann Kihagi-Swain is one of the worst; using multiple names she bought up over 10 buildings this last summer and fall. Soon after buying the buildings she has giving most tenants 3 day notices

Sponsor: Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1579277802307505/1601357643432854/

 

M 14, Saturday, 1:00pm, #GillTractDefense Call for Support: Rally at Sprouts

Sprouts “Farmer’s Market”
1530 Geary Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94597

This is a Call for Support.

In the early morning of Thursday, February 26th, UC Berkeley’s office of Capital Projects brought in a huge demolition team and police force to clear-cut 60 trees on the south side of the historic Gill Tract. For 20 years, the local community, students, and faculty have attempted to create a visionary research and education center on this public land. In 2012 Occupy the Farm’s successful land occupations pushed out Whole Foods from the development, and saved 10 acres for 10 years. But 5-6 acres of the southern half of the Gill Tract is now under threat of imminent development, and our ability to create a 20 acre community-driven living laboratory for a just transition could disappear in an instant. See our website for a complete update: http://occupythefarm.org/everything-can-change-in-a-second-we-build-from-here/.

Why focus on Sprouts?

We’ve kicked out Whole Foods, and we can kick out Sprouts. Sprouts “farmer’s market” is a big-box, union-busting corporate chain supermarket that perpetuates industrial agricultural and food system injustices. Their greenwashed use of the “Farmer’s Market” term and imagery is an assault on our efforts to create a just local food system. See more: http://occupythefarm.org/boycott-sprouts/

What can you do right now?
1. Please join Occupy the Farm for a #GillTractDefense Rally and Press Conference at the Sprouts “Farmer’s Market” in Walnut Creek on March 14th at 1pm. This is a call out for support.

2. Call and Email Ted Frumkin, Sprouts’ Senior Vice President of Business Development. Tell him: “DON’T BUILD YOUR NEW STORE ON THE GILL TRACT!” tedfrumkin@sprouts.com; 602-682-1556

3. Join our social media campaign. Take a photo of yourself with your definition of a farmer’s market, and tweet: @sproutsfm Don’t pave over the Gill Tract for your greenwashed, union-busting supermarket! #BoycottSprouts #GillTractDefense #OccupyTheFarm

4. Join the Emergency Bulldozer Response Team: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14ca3kz0dCt47XRXZ-kwoD8JEVyOWUuBH1-Y9AxILVqM/viewform?usp=send_form

We are trying to remain proactive in our strategy and response, but we are aware that the bulldozers may come any day to scrape away the top soil and lay concrete. We are preparing for active resistance on the land.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/484314441715613/

 

 M 14, Saturday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Don’t Evict Us! A Saturday afternoon beer bust. (fundraiser)

SF Eagle
398 – 12th Street
SF

Cost: $12-15 includes beer, soda, and water
Food for $5 (meat and veggie options)

Beer Bust to benefit Tenderloin Housing Clinic Legal Department and the SF Tenants Union. Come enjoy the sun in the best patio in SF and pressure a landlord to drop the eviction of the tenants at 812 Guerrero, while raising money for a great cause!
Six tenants at 812 Guerrero may soon be evicted-: 2 SF schoolteachers and one 3-year-old among those looking to lose their home. Google lawyer Jack Halprin bought their apartment building at 812 Guerrero. He threw out 2 people and took over their units. Now he is using the Ellis act to get rid of the remaining 7, and claim the entire building for himself. This is one of the bars he likes to hang out at. Lets show him that in SF it is not OK to evict tenants from their homes.
This is one of many tragic evictions happening now in SF. Tenants like these teachers, artists, and cab drivers earn modest salaries, and can’t relocate within the city. Eviction effectively forces these tenants to leave SF. Yet they are the people who keep our neighborhoods and our city alive and vital.
Event hosted by Eviction Defense Collaborative and Eviction Free SF

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/755026731262956/

 

Monday, March 16

M 16, Monday, 12 Noon – 5:00pm – City College of San Francisco – Next Board of Governors Meeting  (Sacramento)

Chancellor’s Office
1102 Q Street, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95811

The agenda lists Item 4.2 City College of San Francisco Update
Chancellor Art Tyler, Special Trustee Guy Lease, and CCSF Board of Trustees President Rafael Mandelman will discuss the current status of CCSF.

We need to show up in full force to be sure that they report the situation accurately and also to demand that the BOG reinstate our Board of Trustees to full power immediately.

Please email Allan Fisher afisher800@gmail.com if you plan to go and if you need a ride or have room in your car to take someone.

 

M 16, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum, Film: “The Hidden Enemy: Inside Psychiatry’s Covert Agenda” + discussion with Vets

Global Exchange
2017 Mission St. (nr 16th St. BART)
SF

In early 2013, the official website of the United States Department of Defense announced the startling statistic that the number of military suicides in 2012 had far exceeded the total of those killed in battle—an average of nearly one a day. A month later came an even more sobering statistic from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: veteran suicide was running at 22 a day—about 8000 a year.

Some have claimed that this spate of self-harm is because of the stresses of war. But the facts reveal that 85% of military suicides have not seen combat— and 52% never even deployed. So what unsuspected factor is causing military suicide rates to soar?

According to the new documentary The Hidden Enemy: Inside Psychiatry’s Covert Agenda, evidence points to the soaring rates of psychiatric drugprescribing since 2003. Known side effects of these drugs such as increased aggression and suicidal thinking are reflected in similar uptrends in the rates of military domestic violence, child abuse and sex crimes, as well as self-harm.

 

 M 16, Monday, 7:00pm, Our Mission NO Eviction

L Café
2871 – 24th St.
SF

Your invited to a community organizing meeting to STOP the INVASiON of 9 developers in the Mission who proposed to build over 1,000 market rent high new condos in the Mission. We will also address how we can build affordable housing in the Mission!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Our-Mission-NO-Eviction/533750263364322?fref=nf

 

Tuesday, March 17

M 17, Tuesday, 5:00pm, March and Rally – Stop the Criminalization of Homelessness in Berkeley! (Berkeley)

Telegraph & Haste
Berkeley, CA

Assemble 5:00 p.m. Telegraph Ave. and Haste St.
Rally: 6:00 p.m. City Council Steps, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Berkeley is poised to lead the nation in passing laws to criminalize people who are homeless.

Bowing to pressure from commercial real estate owners, the Berkeley City Council has placed on its March 17 agenda, a proposal for a raft of new ordinances targeting people who are homeless.

March with us to Berkeley City Hall to let the City Council know–criminalizing homelessness is not the answer!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/644712632330455/

 

M 17, Tuesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Report-back on Salvadoran Elections

2940 – 16th Street, room 302
(between Mission and South Van Ness Ave.)
San Francisco

Event free – food

In 2014, the Salvadoran people elected a popular movement leader president. The FMLN government of Salvador Sánchez Cerén is implementing social programs to transform the county and make it a place where everyone can lead a dignified life. Come and hear how the results of the March 1 legislative and municipal elections will effect the government’s ability to continue and expand these programs.

Hear from two Bay Area chapter members – Ana Fisher and Jackie Kramer – who went on a CISPES election observer delegation and met with social movement and political leaders who continue to fight and organize for these transformations. Learn how U.S.-promoted policies created the inequality that forces 300 Salvadoran to leave their country every day in search of a better life and the Salvadoran government’s revolutionary education, healthcare, and community programs that are working to make migration an option, not a necessity. Learn what you can do to support the revolutionary process and keep the U.S. from interfering in these incredible transformations.

For more information, contact the Bay Area chapter of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES), (415) 503-0789 or bayarea@cispes.org

 

Wednesday, March 18

 

M 18, Wednesday, 9:30am, Hearing in Sacramento: Artificial Turf Infill Legislation SB47 (Sacramento)

California State Capital, Room 3191,
Sacramento.

Senator Jerry Hill Introduces Bill Banning New Artificial Turf Fields Made With Recycled Tires While The State Studies Possible Link To Cancer And Other Health Risks to the Environmental Equality Committee Meeting

This Bill mandates a two-year study of artificial turf with rubber tire crumb and imposes a moratorium on the installation of new fields during the study

http://sd13.senate.ca.gov/news/2014-12-17-hill-introduces-bill-banning-new-artificial-turf-fields-made-recycled-tires-while-st

SB 47 Would Use Money From The California Tire Recycling Management Fund To Pay For The Comprehensive Study

Prompted By Concerns These Surfaces Are Harming Children

Senator Mark Leno, who represents all of San Francisco, is a member of this Committee. He could be the key vote. Without his vote, this bill may not get out of Committee and to the floor of the State Senate

Please call Senator Leno’s office and ask him to support SB47

SF number: 415-557-1300

Sacramento office: 916-651-4911

Email: http://sd11.senate.ca.gov/contact

Suggested talking points:

– We need more research before we can install rubber tire crumb on playfields.

– The US EPA no longer says rubber tire crumb is safe.

– SB47 is necessary to protect the health and safety of children and the environment in San Francisco and throughout California. A suspicious cancer cluster of young soccer players was found in Seattle, and we can’t take that risk in California.

 

 M 18, Wednesday, 10:30am, People’s Shareholder Meeting (Palo Alto – Hewlett Packard)

Hewlett Packard
3000 Hanover St
Palo Alto

On Wednesday, March 18, Hewlett Packard will be holding its annual shareholder meeting – virtually. Our original plan was to have our 60 activist shareholders attend and protest inside of the meeting. It seems as though Meg Whitman doesn’t want to meet us face-to-face.

We won’t let HP silence us! You are cordially invited to join our own People’s Shareholder Meeting on the 18th at Hewlett Packard headquarters in Palo Alto. We will continue to protest their contracts with the Israeli government, and their complicity in the brutal occupation of Palestinian lands and oppression of the Palestinian people.

For more information about HP, see: https://wedivest.org/c/57/hp#.VO6nW7PF9r8

Press release: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Sh0QdCFEDaNHLdD7OA-Mpm8hoARaqaYbPymaJAO3KW0/pub

This event will be educational, theatrical, fun, and great for video and Twitter! More details will follow in the next few weeks. Use #StopHP to follow along and add your own tweets!

Let us know if you can 1) be present at the action 2) get your organization(s) to endorse or 3) give a testimony about HP’s involvement in human rights violations.

This event is organized by the HP Stakeholders Coalition

Sponsor: Coalition to Stop HP

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1610747309160291/

 

M 18, Wednesday, 5:00pm, Save the E12th Parcel for the People! Speak out at the Planning Commission Hearing! (Oakland)

City of Oakland, City Hall
1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Rm. 201
Oakland

In the midst of a housing affordability crisis in Oakland, the City is proposing to sell publicly owned land to create a 24 story, 300 unit luxury high-rise apartment tower right by Lake Merritt, where the median rent will be 3k per month. The development will have no affordable units and no real community benefits. The property is on E12th and 1st Ave street, right by the new pedestrian bridge at the end of Lake Merritt.

Long-time residents are being pushed out of Oakland every day because of skyrocketing housing costs. The city’s number one priority right now should be figuring out how to make it possible for working families to stay in Oakland – not developing luxury high rises for the rich that are just going to raise rents and exacerbate displacement.

March 18th come to Planning Commission hearing to speak out against gentrification in Oakland and for affordable housing!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/817732631614134/

 

M 18, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL

Montgomery and Market
(on the steps facing Market below Feinstein’s office,
directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station)
SF

JOIN CODEPINK, WORLD CAN’T WAIT, OCCUPY SF Action Council

and others at the huge PEACE banner

Feel free to bring your own signage, photos, flyers, …

Additional signs and flyers provided.

NO to WAR!

NO to DRONES!

Stand (or sit) with us

Everyone welcome!

 

 M 18, Wednesday, 7:00pm, Oakland Premiere“ Tales of the Grim Sleeper” (Endorsed by OccupySF Action Council)

Omni Commons – Ballroom
4799 Shattuck
Oakland

Donations welcome

Bay Area screening of the Nick Broomfieldnew’s new film that highlights the devaluation of Black women’s lives and the lives of sex workers
Tales of the Grim Sleeper

Shows the:

-criminal neglect or worse in law enforcement’s handling of the investigation and the efforts of the community based Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders to win justice and accountability.

-devaluing of Black women’s lives, and of the lives of sex workers struggling to survive in the most impoverished part of LA.

-vulnerability to violence of sex workers as easy prey due to their criminalization, in particular those who are Black and work on the streets; and also the vulnerability of women who were impoverished and/or caught up in the crack epidemic.
The film was shortlisted for an academy award. It will be shown nationally on HBO starting this spring. Trailer link: http://www.pipelinead.net/uploads/HBO/grim/GrimSleeper_promo_v3_lo.mov

Info: US PROStitutes Collective, uspros@prostitutescollective.net, 415 626-4114, www.uspros.net

 

Friday, March 20

M 20, Friday, 4:30am – 1:30pm, Crunch Nestle 2 Revenge of the Rabble (Sacramento)

8670 Younger Creek Dr.
Sacramento, CA

For the second time we will be returning to the Nestle pumping plant to exercise our right to use non violent civil disobedience to shut them down. We have addressed the city and told them to get Nestle on the agenda to either pay more or pack up. Nestle takes from our aquifer for pennies, bottles the water and sells it back to us for dollars. IN THE MIDDLE OF A DROUGHT. #crunchnestle

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/362127620641520/

Saturday, March 21

M 21, Saturday, 12 Noon, 12th Anniversary of “SHOCK and AWE” – U.S. INVASION of IRAQ (Action Council has Endorsed)

Powell & Market Sts.
SF

NO MORE U.S. War on Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen

U.S. INTERVENTION Fuels the Islamic State

NO GOOD Can Come of Military Action in the Middle East

Close to 2,500 people have been killed by U.S. drone strikes outside declared war zones since Obama’s inauguration in 2009. nearly six times more deaths than under the Bush regime.

The US continues to wage military interventions, sanctions and covert operations against any country that seeks an independent path of economic and social development. From Syria to Venezuela.

“Stop Pres. Obama’s AUMF” – the proposed new 3-year Authorization for Use of Military Force.

-“End U.S. War and Occupation” In the Middle East and Central Asia

(info for this announcement excerpted from World Can’t Wait & ANSWER)

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1413287058975110/

 

 M 21, Saturday, 5:00pm, Alex Nieto’s One Year Community Commemoration – RIP, Killed by SFPD 3/21/2014

Bernal Heights Park
Bernal Heights Blvd.
SF

5pm Interfaith prayers with the Nieto Family
@Alex Nieto Memorial Site at Bernal Heights Park
Aztec Dancers – Catholic prayer – Buddhist chant

6pm Trail of Tears Procession. Bernal Heights Park→ Folsom Street→ 24th Street →Mission Street. We will lay flowers for the fallen to violence on our route. Bring your offerings.

7pm Film premiere of “Amor for Alex” with Nieto Family
@Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.

2868 Mission St.
SF

Please note that pre-film events will start simultaneously at 5pm at MCCLA. See facebook event for Amor for Alex for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/666703356788661/

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/862537473802606/

 

Sunday, March 22

M 22, Sunday, 7:30pm – 8:30pm , Errol Chang’s One Year Memorial – RIP, Killed by Daly City SWAT and Pacifica Police on 3/18/2014

384 San Pedro Ave
Pacifica

There will be a candlelight vigil for Errol’s one year memorial. Some candles provided

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/779903745428555/

 

Tuesday, March 24

 M 24, Tuesday & M 25, Wednesday both 7am – 7pm, CHESAPEAKE HOTEL WORKERS DEMAND A FAIR PROCESS FOR UNIONIZATION

(2 sites)

Le Meridien Hotel
555 North Point,
SF
 
and
 
Hyatt Fisherman’s Warf
333 Battery St
SF

On March 24th and 25th, Local 2 will be having two Days of Action at both of the Chesapeake-owned hotels–Le Meridien in the Financial District and Hyatt Fishermen’s Wharf. Despite years of ongoing organizing and actions at both of these hotels, Chesapeake has refused to listen to workers’ demands for a fair process to decide on unionization. Chesapeake Le Meridien and Chesapeake Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf are outliers in San Francisco’s booming hotel industry. For years, they have ignored their workers’ demands for a fair process to decide on unionization. Chesapeake is a real estate company based in Maryland that bought both the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf and Le Meridien

Workers will continue to demand justice, dignity, and a voice on the job until Chesapeake listens. We are turning up the heat to send a clear message that San Francisco won’t stand for anything less than a fair process! The Days of Action are an important event for our union and it would help tremendously to have turnout from union and community allies, especially 10-2pm both days. RSVP here if you can join us on the line!

Info: From Local 2: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547697012162098/

CONTACT: Laurel Fish (lfish@unitehere2.org or 415.864.8770 ext. 777)

 

Saturday, March 28

 M 28, Saturday, 1:00pm, Solving the Affordable Housing Crisis: A Town Hall Meeting

Galeria de la Raza
2857 24th Street @ Bryant
SF

Rents in San Francisco and in the neighborhood are going through the roof. Speculators are evicting long-time residents so they can raise rents, flip homes and sell off apartments for a quick buck. Increasingly, working families can’t afford to live here, and developers are building only for the 1 percent.

The housing market isn’t working! Join us as we discuss how we can fight to save our homes and make sure housing is for human need, not corporate greed.

info, contact hostSF ACCE at 415-335-7033 or email sfacce@calorganize.org

Endorsers include Calle 24 and Senior & Disability Action (list in formation)

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/837193156327586/

11
Mar

ANNOUNCEMENTS – 3/11/2015

Wednesday, March 11

(1) M 11, Wednesday, 10:00am – Press Conference – FATAL POLICE SHOOTING – AMILCAR PEREZ LOPEZ

SF City Hall – Front Steps
SF

On February 27, 21-year-old Amilcar Perez Lopez was killed by police at 24th and Folsom Streets in San Francisco. He was an immigrant from Guatemala who, like many immigrants, came here to earn money for his family back home. He was killed 15 feet away from the house where he lived.

The investigations are underway, and the stories by police and eyewitnesses conflict. It will be some time before a fuller story emerges. However, this is the third officer-involved killing that has affected the Mission neighborhood in the last year alone. In one of those cases, the District Attorney decided not to indict the officers, which has triggered an out-cry in the community.

The faith community can no longer stay silent on this. So, with leadership from Mission-based clergy, SFOP/PIA is holding a press conference

The call is for repentance and accountability (for the criminal justice system, the faith community, etc).
Please join us.This is part of the racial justice and criminal justice work that led us unto the campaign for Prop 47.
‪#‎LiveFree ‪#‎Blacklivesmatter

Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/353672264838421/357526561119658/?notif_t=group_activity

 

(2) M 11, Wednesday, 2:30pm – 4:30pm – 3.11 Fourth Anniversary of Fukushima Nuclear Accident

(Start)SF Japanese Consulate
275 Battery Street, SF
4PM
Walk to PG&E headquarters
245 Market Street
SF

Wear something yellow

2:30pm start with reading of letters to Prime Minister Abe.

3 :00 The speaking out begins
3:30 more letters will be read by actual writers.
4 :00 We start to march to the PGE headquarter to demand the closure of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant
4 :30 Rally Ends

Global Community Action Response
Around the world, people will assemble at Japanese Consulates to hand deliver letters of concern addressed to PM Shinzo Abe, about ongoing & hazardous radioactivity escaping from the Fukushima nuclear plant.

In support of all those affected by this environmental and human rights disaster – past, present & future – we stand with the Japanese people on this anniversary to say ’Saikado Hantai’ Do Not Restart

Petition: “Don’t dump radioactive water into the Pacific ocean from Fukushima tanks”

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/…/dont-dump-radioactive-wat…

Sponsors: Sponsors: No Nukes Action, FukushimaResponse (Campaign, BayArea, SantaCruz, Davis, Ukiah), FukushimaWatch…

Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3.11fukushimafourthanniversaryactions/permalink/323970461145912

 

(3) M 11, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL

Montgomery and Market
(on the steps facing Market below Feinstein’s office,
directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station)
SF

JOIN CODEPINK, WORLD CAN’T WAIT, OCCUPY SF Action Council

and others at the huge PEACE banner

Feel free to bring your own signage, photos, flyers, …

Additional signs and flyers provided.

NO to WAR!

NO to DRONES!

Stand (or sit) with us

Everyone welcome!

 

(4) M 11, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Save CCSF Coalition General Assembly

CCSF – Ocean Campus
Phelan Ave. MUB, Room 150
SF

Help plan and build the March 24 day of action to remove the dictatorship and demand an end to downsizing, pushout policies, austerity, and attacks on diversity, and the cancellation of the construction of the Performing Arts Education Center.

Info: afisher800@gmail.com

Thursday, March 12

(5) M 12, Thursday, 7:00am – 12 Noon, Protect Medicine Lake! Court Hearing in San Francisco #protectsacredsites

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
95 Seventh St
SF

7AM: Sunrise Prayer Vigil — Ohlone Welcoming by Corrina Gould & Anthony Sul
Ceremonial gathering at Yerba Buena Gardens 4th and Howard near the courthouse, SF.

8AM: Protect Water & Sacred Sites, Defend Human Rights March from Yerba Buena Park going to the James R.Browning US Courthouse – 9th Circuit; 95 Seventh Street; San Francisco, CA

9AM: Rally & Prayers outside the Courthouse.

9:00 AM Court Hearing –PIT RIVER TRIBE; NATIVE COALITION FOR MEDICINE LAKE HIGHLANDS DEFENSE; MOUNT SHASTA BIOREGIONAL ECOLOGY CENTER; SAVE MEDICINE LAKE COALITION; MEDICINE LAKE CITIZENS FOR QUALITY ENVIRONMENT, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v.
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT; U.S. DEPARMENT OF THE INTERIOR; UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE; UNITED STATES DEPARMENT OF AGRICULTURE; CALPINE CORPORATION, Defendants-Appellees at the Ninth Circuit Appeals

From time immemorial, the Medicine Lake Highlands, also sacredly known to the Pit River People as “Saht Tit Lah” (Obsidian Knife Lake) has been a place of special significance. To this day, Indigenous people come from near and far to utilize this sacred place on a regular basis for healing, religious ceremony, and tribal gatherings.

The Medicine Lake Highlands continue to face destructive geothermal development by Calpine Energy Corporation. 5 new proposed geothermal power plant projects threaten to poison the sacred waters of Medicine Lake.

Host: Thpo Pit River Tribe and Morning Star Gali

Info: protectmedicinelake@gmail.com ; 530.335.5421 Ext.1205

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/528650630608006

 

(6) M 12, Thursday, 9:00am – 10:30am, Speak-out at CPUC Hearing on Comcast / Time Warner Cable Merger

California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102

Prevent one of the most damaging corporate takeovers in the nation: The Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger. The merger would give Comcast a virtual monopoly over the U.S. cable and internet market. Comcast is expected to stack the hearing with corporate cronies who will comment in support of the merger

YOU can tell the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) , why this merger is bad for California and the nation.
We’ll provide you with talking points and training ahead of time, so you’re fully comfortable and prepared to speak.

the CPUC must hear from people like you before it decides whether to approve or reject the merger! CLICK HERE to RSVP today, and we’ll be in touch to provide you with all you need to know.

Comcast is on the ropes and the CPUC has specifically opened up this meeting for people like you to come forward. They want to hear how California residents feel about this merger before they decide.

YOU could be the tipping point to stop this merger! CLICK HERE to let us know if you can join us at the March 12th hearing.

Info: Courage Campaign ; http://www.couragecampaign.org?akid=1550.79343.8poXq2

Friday, March 13

(7) M 13, Friday, 6:30pm Unions and the Campaign for Medicare for All

518 Valencia (one block fr. 16th Sts. BART)
SF

Speaker:

Mark Dudzic – National Coordinator for the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare.

Why have 600 union organizations endorsed HR 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All act introduce by Congressman John Conyers, Jr.?

What 10 things unions need to look out for when bargaining under Obamacare?

1.Watch Out for the “Wal-Mart Loophole.”

2.The Race to the Bottom just got faster.

3.The Cadillac Tax will speed up cost shifting.

4.No Immigrants need apply.

5.Non-Profit union sponsored plans will be taxed to support for-profit private insurance

6.Subsidized exchange plans could undercut union benefits.

7.Some employers may try to leave multi-employer plans to receive a tax credit.

8.Retirees will be pushed to the exchanges.

9.Corporate wellness programs will expand.

10.Private exchanges are coming.

Sponsored by Single Payer Now

Info:www.singlepayernow.net or call 415-695-7891

Saturday, March 14

(8) M 14, Saturday, 1:00pm, #GillTractDefense Call for Support: Rally at Sprouts March 14th

Sprouts “Farmer’s Market”
1530 Geary Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94597

This is a Call for Support.

In the early morning of Thursday, February 26th, UC Berkeley’s office of Capital Projects brought in a huge demolition team and police force to clear-cut 60 trees on the south side of the historic Gill Tract. For 20 years, the local community, students, and faculty have attempted to create a visionary research and education center on this public land. In 2012 Occupy the Farm’s successful land occupations pushed out Whole Foods from the development, and saved 10 acres for 10 years. But 5-6 acres of the southern half of the Gill Tract is now under threat of imminent development, and our ability to create a 20 acre community-driven living laboratory for a just transition could disappear in an instant. See our website for a complete update: http://occupythefarm.org/everything-can-change-in-a-second-we-build-from-here/.

Why focus on Sprouts?

We’ve kicked out Whole Foods, and we can kick out Sprouts. Sprouts “farmer’s market” is a big-box, union-busting corporate chain supermarket that perpetuates industrial agricultural and food system injustices. Their greenwashed use of the “Farmer’s Market” term and imagery is an assault on our efforts to create a just local food system. See more: http://occupythefarm.org/boycott-sprouts/

What can you do right now?
1. Please join Occupy the Farm for a #GillTractDefense Rally and Press Conference at the Sprouts “Farmer’s Market” in Walnut Creek on March 14th at 1pm. This is a call out for support.

2. Call and Email Ted Frumkin, Sprouts’ Senior Vice President of Business Development. Tell him: “DON’T BUILD YOUR NEW STORE ON THE GILL TRACT!” tedfrumkin@sprouts.com; 602-682-1556

3. Join our social media campaign. Take a photo of yourself with your definition of a farmer’s market, and tweet: @sproutsfm Don’t pave over the Gill Tract for your greenwashed, union-busting supermarket! #BoycottSprouts #GillTractDefense #OccupyTheFarm

4. Join the Emergency Bulldozer Response Team: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14ca3kz0dCt47XRXZ-kwoD8JEVyOWUuBH1-Y9AxILVqM/viewform?usp=send_form

We are trying to remain proactive in our strategy and response, but we are aware that the bulldozers may come any day to scrape away the top soil and lay concrete. We are preparing for active resistance on the land.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/484314441715613/

Monday, March 16

(9) M 16, Monday, 12 Noon – 5:00pm – City College of San Francisco – Next Board of Governors Meeting (Sacramento)

Chancellor’s Office
1102 Q Street, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95811

The agenda lists Item 4.2 City College of San Francisco Update
Chancellor Art Tyler, Special Trustee Guy Lease, and CCSF Board of Trustees President Rafael Mandelman will discuss the current status of CCSF.

We need to show up in full force to be sure that they report the situation accurately and also to demand that the BOG reinstate our Board of Trustees to full power immediately.

Please email Allan Fisher afisher800@gmail.com if you plan to go and if you need a ride or have room in your car to take someone.

 

(10) M 16, Monday, 7:00pm, Our Mission NO Eviction

L Café
2871 – 24th St.
SF

Your invited to a community organizing meeting to STOP the INVASiON of 9 developers in the Mission who proposed to build over 1,000 market rent high new condos in the Mission. We will also address how we can build affordable housing in the Mission!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Our-Mission-NO-Eviction/533750263364322?fref=nf

Tuesday, March 17

(11) M 17, Tuesday, 5:00pm, March and Rally – Stop the Criminalization of Homelessness in Berkeley! (Berkelely)

Telegraph & Haste
Berkeley, CA

Assemble 5:00 p.m. Telegraph Ave. and Haste St.
Rally: 6:00 p.m. City Council Steps, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Berkeley is poised to lead the nation in passing laws to criminalize people who are homeless.

Bowing to pressure from commercial real estate owners, the Berkeley City Council has placed on its March 17 agenda, a proposal for a raft of new ordinances targeting people who are homeless.

March with us to Berkeley City Hall to let the City Council know–criminalizing homelessness is not the answer!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/644712632330455/

Wednesday, March 18

(12) M 18, Wednesday, 5:00pm, Save the E12th Parcel for the People! Speak out at the Planning Commission Hearing! (Oakland)

City of Oakland, City Hall
1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Rm. 201
Oakland

In the midst of a housing affordability crisis in Oakland, the City is proposing to sell publicly owned land to create a 24 story, 300 unit luxury high-rise apartment tower right by Lake Merritt, where the median rent will be 3k per month. The development will have no affordable units and no real community benefits. The property is on E12th and 1st Ave street, right by the new pedestrian bridge at the end of Lake Merritt.

Long-time residents are being pushed out of Oakland every day because of skyrocketing housing costs. The city’s number one priority right now should be figuring out how to make it possible for working families to stay in Oakland – not developing luxury high rises for the rich that are just going to raise rents and exacerbate displacement.

March 18th come to Planning Commission hearing to speak out against gentrification in Oakland and for affordable housing!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/817732631614134/

 

(13) M 18, Wednesday, 7:00pm, Bay Area Screening “ Tales of the Grim Sleeper” (Endorsed by OccupySF Action Council)

Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck
Oakland

Bay Area screening of the new film that highlights the devaluation of Black women’s lives and the lives of sex workers
Tales of the Grim Sleeper

● Shows the criminal neglect or worse in law enforcement’s handling of the investigation and the efforts of the community based Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders to win justice and accountability.

● Shows the devaluing of Black women’s lives, and of the lives of sex workers struggling to survive in the most impoverished part of LA. The film describes how police referred to the murders of prostitutes and drug addicts as NHI: no humans involved. The Black Coalition’s theme since the mid 1980s was Every Life is of Value: Black Women’s Lives Count, reminiscent of today’s #BlackLivesMatter movement.

● Shows the vulnerability to violence of sex workers as easy prey due to their criminalization, in particular those who are Black and work on the streets; and also the vulnerability of women who were impoverished and/or caught up in the crack epidemic.

● The film was shortlisted for an academy award. It will be shown nationally on HBO starting this spring. Trailer link: http://www.pipelinead.net/uploads/HBO/grim/GrimSleeper_promo_v3_lo.mov

Info: US PROStitutes Collective, uspros@prostitutescollective.net, 415 626-4114, www.uspros.net

(14) M 21, Saturday, 12 Noon, SF Antiwar Protest on 12th Anniversary of U.S. Invasion of Iraq (Action Council has Endorsed)

Powell & Market Sts.
SF

As we approach the 12 year anniversary of the horrific and criminal invasion of Iraq, the US continues to wage military interventions, sanctions and covert operations against any country that seeks an independent path of economic and social development. From Syria to Venezuela, the US robs the people at home from dignified wages, housing and healthcare in order to subsidize their military adventures around the world. On March 21st, we demand:

-“Stop Pres. Obama’s AUMF”
The proposed new 3-year Authorization for Use of Military Force
-“End U.S. War and Occupation”
In the Middle East and Central Asia – U.S. Out!
-“No to U.S. sanctions & intervention”
Vs. Iran, Venezuela, Korea, Cuba, Mexico, Russia, Haiti & everywhere
-“Free Palestine – End U.S. Aid to Israel”

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1413287058975110/

7
Mar

ANNOUNCEMENTS 3/7/2015

Occupy SF
~ ACTION COUNCIL ~
Next Meeting
Sunday, March 8, 2015
2:00pm – 4:00pm

UNITE / HERE (Local 2)
215 Golden Gate Ave
(Nr. Civic Center BART)
San Francisco

 

Saturday, March 7

M 7, Saturday, 6:00pm, Vigilia para el Viaje Amilcar Perez-Lopez / Vigil for Amilcar Perez-Lopez’s Journey

 

East Side of Folsom St. between 24th and 25th,
San Francisco, CA

There will be a vigil at Amilcar’s shrine on Folsom, between 24th/25th, Saturday, March 7, at 6 pm. This is about the time his body will be sent back to Guatemala to be with his family. Please come with candles, flowers, and your intentions to ease him on his journey. We will have an opportunity to share our thoughts and feelings and to discuss how to move forward for justice for Amilcar, justice for the fallen, justice for all.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1565588563680868/

 

M 7, Saturday, 7:00pm, Fight for Amilcar Perez-Lopez!

16th & Mission Sts (Intersection)
SF

Gather, rally, and march against the latest SPFD murder in the Mission!

~~~
Bay Waters is not organizing this event, only hosting it facebook.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1375107122811698/

Sunday, March 8

M 8, Sunday, 10:00am – 11:30am, International Women’s Day -:Break the Chains! Protest Archbishop Cordileone & Anti-Woman & Anti-Gay, Dark Ages Moraity

St. Mary’s Cathedral
1111 Gough St.
SF

Break the Chains! Unleash the Fury of Women as a Mighty Force for Revolution!

PROTEST Archbishop Cordileone’s “IMmorality Clause” on International Women’s Day. Join with others this Sunday to take a stand to STOP the patriarchal degradation and subjugation of all women everywhere, and ALL oppression based on gender or sexual orientation!

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, long-time enemy of abortion rights and gay marriage, has imposed a “Morality Clause” on all the teachers in Catholic schools in San Francisco, which condemns the supposed “grave evils” of things like homosexuality, abortion & birth control, masturbation, and sex outside of marriage. San Francisco is home to over 90,000 LGBT people, and Cordileone and his dark ages politics are not welcome here. Come out and STAND UP! Love is NOT a sin, sex is NOT a sin, abortion is NOT a sin, and there is NOTHING SACRED about keeping people down.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/439899312831234
M 8, Sunday, 12Noon – 3:00pmThe 105th International Working Women’s Day March and Celebration
El 105a Día Internacional de La Mujer Trabajadora, Marcha y Celebración

Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Lake Merritt Boulevard, Oakland, California

UPHOLD the LEGACY & POWER of WOMEN’S RESISTANCE HERE and ABROAD!
12PM Rally & Speak Out for Justice
12:30 PM March to Rise & Resist
1:30 PM Celebration for Women’s Strength & Resistance
Women in the U.S. will continue to be in the forefront of many battles — opposing U.S. wars and occupations while demanding funding for human needs, defending collective bargaining in their unions, demanding wages that allow their families to keep up with the cost of living, stopping foreclosures so they can stay in their homes, demanding contraceptives and other free preventive health care, and fighting for basic rights to affordable education, quality health care and housing, and good-paying jobs.

On International Working Women’s Day 2015, we remember and lift up all the women and Trans women who have come before us in the struggle. We will celebrate their legacies they have left behind and honor the women and Trans women who are fighting in the forefront today for freedom and liberation.

Info / Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/647585308698081/
M 8, Sunday, 2:00pm, Still Fighting for Our Rights & Equality

24th Street & Mission Street
SF

This International Women’s Day we will be joining in the streets with women all around the world who are marching to demand their rights.

We will be out to stand against violence against women in all forms. Against the growing number of killings of transwomen, against police brutality, against racism, street harassment, domestic violence and more. We will be coming out as we struggle to support ourselves and our families in the face of ever increasing evictions and gentrification.
We march to stand in solidarity with our sisters around the world who are fighting back as well.

We are marching to demand equality and our right to dignified lives.

Sponsor: Women Organized to Resist and Defend (WORD)

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/829825263719996/

 

M 8 Sunday, 3:00pm – 8:00pm, No Justice No Service: Bay Area Art & Education Justice Festival

The Lab
2948 16th St.
SF

Join local artists, educators, unions, activists and workers to celebrate the recent excitement and organizing success of Adjuncts at SFAI, CCA, St. Mary’s College, Mills, Dominican University!

Performances! Installations! Speak-outs! Readings! Food! Art! Books! Socializing! Community-building!
ALL in support of low-wage precarious workers including Adjuncts, Students, Food-service Workers, Artists, Temporary Part Time Workers and the Fight for 15 campaign!

Host: Cassie Thornton & Others
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1576977432546361

 

M 8, Sunday, 7:30pm, On International Women’s Day: SOLIDARITY WITH the KOREAN MOTHER’S OF SEWOL FERRY DISASTER

ILWU Local 34 Hall
SF

Video showing and Mothers of Sewol Ferry Disaster speaking.

On April 16, 2014 the Sewol Ferry, traveling to Jeju Island capsized and 295 people died – most were children. The Park government has prevented getting the truth of the cause of the accident.

The families of the survivors have launched an international campaign fur justice. As the people of Korea have learned, the deregulation of the maritime industry and use of part time temporary workers is much connected to the incident.

Endorsed: Sesamo Group, Dokebi Me Seol support committee, United Public Workers For Action, Transport Workers Solidarity Committee
Info: www.sewoltruth.com (415) 282-1908

Monday, March 9

M 9, Monday, 2:00pm, Press Conference by Sewol Families & Supporters (support is needed!)

SF Korean Consulate (Muni – #1 California & #2 Clement – stop one block away)
3500 Clay St.
SF

Press Conf. by Sewol Families and Supporters is scheduled – support is needed – families and supporters have already been threatened.

Info: (425) 282 – 1908

 

M 9, Monday 6:00pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum Presents: STOPPING A PIPELINE

Global Exchange
2017 Mission St. (nr 16th Street BART)
SF

Effective Resistance at the Unis’tot’en Blockade!
Up in the forests near Houston, British Columbia, a permanent blockade has been constructed to stop the construction of a long list of proposed pipeline projects. Started as a grassroots effort 4 years ago, the Unis’tot’en camp now sees hundreds of supporters come through every year to help the Wetsu’wet’en people stand up to the Harper Government and its fossil fuel juggernauts
The west coast of Canada is home to several indigenous territories whose lands have come under threat as the fossil fuel industry seeks to transport its product to empty tankers via numerous new pipeline projects. Freda and Toghestiy of the Wet’suwet’en nation decided 4 years ago to take action in helping their people stop the destruction of their lands. Exercising their right to practice their cultural customs on their land, they chose to build right in the path of the pipeline projects setting the stage for an ongoing blockade and reclamation of their lands at the Unis’tot’en camp.
At tonight’s Forum, hear from a supporter who stayed at the camp for 3 weeks in February of this year, and how you or someone else can help get involved

 

Tuesday, March 10

M 10, Tuesday, 8:00am (Berkeley); 10:00am (San Francisco) Tibetan National Uprising Day

Berkeley
8:00 AM Tibetan Flag-Raising Ceremony at Berkeley City Hall

San Francisco
10:00 AM Opening ceremony guest speakers at SF City Hall
12:00 PM March to Chinese Consulate, via Van Ness Ave & Geary Blvd
1:00 PM Rally & Demonstration at Chinese Consulate, 1450 Laguna St., SF
2:30 PM March from Consulate to SF Downtown, to Justin Hermann Plaza
5:00 PM Candlelight Vigil, Speeches, Performances Closing Ceremony

On March 10th, SF Team Tibet***, as well as other groups around the world, will take to the streets to commemorate the 56th anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan National Uprising.

We mark March 10th each year to show solidarity with Tibetans inside Tibet and to honor and support the brave resistance against the People’s Republic of China’s totalitarianism and its oppressive policies that continues to this day. Tibetans in Tibet are risking imprisonment, torture, and their lives to ensure their message is heard and acted upon by the outside world. With the total confirmed number of Tibetan self-immolations inside Tibet at 136, we must act now. We cannot and will not back down until His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama returns back to his home and human rights is restored.

Sponsor: Students for a Free Tibet-West, Friends of Tibet

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/857908404255222/

Wednesday, March 11

M 11, Wednesday, 2:30pm – 4:30pm – 3.11 Fourth Anniversary of Fukushima Nuclear Accident, Events and Actions

(Start)SF Japanese Consulate
275 Battery Street, SF

4PM
Walk to PG&E headquarters
245 Market Street
SF

Wear something yellow
2:30pm start with reading of letters to Prime Minister Abe.
Global Community Action Response
Around the world, people will assemble at Japanese Consulates to hand deliver letters of concern addressed to PM Shinzo Abe, about ongoing & hazardous radioactivity escaping from the Fukushima nuclear plant.
In support of all those affected by this environmental and human rights disaster – past, present & future – we stand with the Japanese people on this anniversary to say ’Saikado Hantai’ Do Not Restart
Sponsors: Sponsors: No Nukes Action, FukushimaResponse (Campaign, BayArea, SantaCruz, Davis, Ukiah), FukushimaWatch…
Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3.11fukushimafourthanniversaryactions/permalink/323970461145912

M 11, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL

Montgomery and Market
(on the steps facing Market below Feinstein’s office,
directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station)
SF

JOIN CODEPINK, WORLD CAN’T WAIT, OCCUPY SF Action Council
and others at the huge PEACE banner

Feel free to bring your own signage, photos, flyers, …
Additional signs and flyers provided.

No to WAR!
NO to DRONES!

Stand (or sit) with us
Everyone welcome!
M 11, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Save CCSF Coalition General Assembly

CCSF – Ocean Campus
Phelan Ave. MUB, Room 150
SF

Help plan and build the March 24 day of action to remove the dictatorship and demand an end to downsizing, pushout policies, austerity, and attacks on diversity, and the cancellation of the construction of the Performing Arts Education Center.
Info: afisher800@gmail.com

 

Thursday, March 12

(17) M 12, Thursday, 9:00am – 10:30am, Speak-out at CPUC Hearing on Comcast / Time Warner Cable Merger

California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102

Prevent one of the most damaging corporate takeovers in the nation: The Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger. The merger would give Comcast a virtual monopoly over the U.S. cable and internet market. Comcast is expected to stack the hearing with corporate cronies who will comment in support of the merger

YOU can tell the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) , why this merger is bad for California and the nation.
We’ll provide you with talking points and training ahead of time, so you’re fully comfortable and prepared to speak.

the CPUC must hear from people like you before it decides whether to approve or reject the merger! CLICK HERE to RSVP today, and we’ll be in touch to provide you with all you need to know.

Comcast is on the ropes and the CPUC has specifically opened up this meeting for people like you to come forward. They want to hear how California residents feel about this merger before they decide.

YOU could be the tipping point to stop this merger! CLICK HERE to let us know if you can join us at the March 12th hearing.

Info: Courage Campaign ; http://www.couragecampaign.org?akid=1550.79343.8poXq2

 

Friday, March 13

M 13, Friday, 6:30pm Unions and the Campaign for Medicare for All

518 Valencia (one block fr. 16th Sts. BART)
SF

Speaker:
Mark Dudzic – National Coordinator for the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare.
Why have 600 union organizations endorsed HR 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All act introduce by Congressman John Conyers, Jr.?

What 10 things unions need to look out for when bargaining under Obamacare?

1. 1.Watch Out for the “Wal-Mart Loophole.”
<! 2.The Race to the Bottom just got faster.
<! 3.The Cadillac Tax will speed up cost shifting.
<! 4.No Immigrants need apply.
<! 5.Non-Profit union sponsored plans will be taxed to support for-profit private insurance
<! 6.Subsidized exchange plans could undercut union benefits.
<! 7.Some employers may try to leave multi-employer plans to receive a tax credit.
<! 8.Retirees will be pushed to the exchanges.
<! 9.Corporate wellness programs will expand.
<! 10.Private exchanges are coming.

Sponsored by Single Payer Now
Info:www.singlepayernow.net or call 415-695-7891

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Mar

17 ANNOUNCEMENTS 3/4/2015

This week there are two petitions if you wish to sign – under announcements # 4 & # 5.

Wednesday, March 4

(1) M 4, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30 pm Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL

McKesson (BART) Plaza, Montgomery & Market Streets, San Francisco

People from across the U.S. will be at Creech Air Force Base outside Las Vegas, Nevada this week for anti-drone war protests. Join our regular (local) PEACE vigil in solidarity with that action:

Ground Killer Drones — Shut Down Creech!

Coming from over 17 states, including Maine, Alaska and Hawaii, dozens of veterans and many other activists plan to peacefully shut down Creech Air Force Base, the home military base for drone warfare, since 2005, where the CIA and Pentagon wage airstrikes that terrorize and kill civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.

Protestors will demand banning:

-the use of drones for extrajudicial killings,

-surveillance on civilian populations, and

-the sale and distribution of drone warfare technology to foreign governments.

See announcement below for details on CREECH

Feel free to bring your own signage, photos, flyers, …

Additional signs and flyers provided.

No to WAR!

NO to DRONES!

Stand (or sit) with us

Everyone welcome!

Wednesday March 4 – Friday March 6

(2) March 4, Wednesday, – March 6, Friday – SHUT DOWN CREECH…..Mass Mobilization to Stop Drone Wars! (OccupySF Action Endorsed)

Creech AFB
Indian Springs, NV

A Convergence For Peace in the Nevada Desert
RSVP now – see info below!

Call is for a national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan,Yemen, Somalia and everywhere. CODEPINK will hold vigils daily on March 2nd and 3rd, prior to the official beginning of this Creech Convergence For Peace and welcomes everyone to join them.

In 2005, Creech Air Force Base secretly became the first U.S. base in the country to carry out illegal, remotely controlled assassinations using the MQ-1 Predator drones, and in 2006, the more advanced Reaper drones were added to its arsenal. Creech drone personnel sit behind computers in the desert north of Las Vegas and kill “suspects” thousands of miles away. Recent independent research indicates that the identity of only one out of 28 victims of U.S. drone strikes is known beforehand. Though officials deny it, the majority killed by drones are civilians. In 2014, it was leaked that the CIA’s criminal drone assassination program, officially a separate operation from the Air Force’s, has been piloted all along by Creech’s super-secret Squadron 17.
The US drone program is rapidly proliferating as air bases are being converted to drone bases across the U.S. and abroad, but Creech remains the primary air base in U.S. state-sponsored global terrorism.

We must put an end to this desecration of our Mother Earth and all creatures who inhabit it.
We must put an end to the dehumanization of lives from Ferguson to Palestine to Pakistan.
We must close all foreign U.S. military bases. Money for human needs.
We must put an end to drone warfare, drone surveillance and global militarization.
Sponsores: CODEPINK: Women for Peace, Nevada Desert Experience , Veterans For Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Voices for Creative Nonviolence!
Info & Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1525740921010540

Website: http://shutdowncreech.blogspot.com

 

(3) M 4, Wednesday, 5:45pm, MARCH 4th on MAXIMUS :: We Demand Affordable Housing not meager “community benefits”

Laborers Local 261 Union Hall
3271 – 18th Street @ Shotwell
SF

On March 4th we will march into Maximus’s public meeting. We will demand truly affordable housing for our community not monster luxury towers and meager “community benefits.”
Please join the PLAZA 16 COALITION, CALLE 24 LATINO CULTURAL DISTRICT, OUR MISSION NO EVICTION, and the LATINO DEMOCRATIC CLUB in this action to stop the monster luxury development at 16th and Mission.
Sponsor: The Plaza 16 Coalition / La Plaza 16 Coalición and many more!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1564414137148172

Thursday, March 5

(4) M 5, Thursday, 10:00am – 11:00am, #StandwithNanHui – CALL-IN & EMERGENCY ACTION: STOP NAN-HUI’S DEPORTATION -SF ICE /CBP

Start:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office (Close to Montgomery BART)
33 New Montgomery St.
SF
 
End:
ICE Field Office
630 Sansome St., Rm. 590
SF

After a retrial in Yolo County, CA, Nan-Hui Jo, devoted mother and survivor of domestic violence, has been convicted unanimously on charges of “child abduction.” While the judge has agreed to send the case to probation for the next 30 days, she is still under hold by both the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and her deportation is a real possibility. This could result in permanent separation between Nan-Hui and her daughter, Vitz Da.

Due to her attempt to save herself and her daughter, she has been charged with “child abduction.” Nan-Hui has been in jail for over seven months without due process. Upon her arrest, her daughter, Vitz Da, age six, was given custody to her abuser.

Nan-Hui now faces prison and/or deportation which would likely result in permanent separation from her daughter.

Nan-Hui Jo has been criminalized because she is an immigrant, a survivor of domestic violence and the fierce protector of her daughter. The district attorney and jurors of this case have ignored the facts regarding domestic violence and the safety of her six-year old daughter. We are outraged and deeply saddened by this verdict—what happened today is precisely why so many survivors fear our justice system. Despite the verdict today, we are ready to organize and continue to mobilize against deportation proceedings. We will keep fighting until Nan-Hui is freed and reunited with her daughter.
1. JOIN US FOR A RALLY & ACTION AT SAN FRANCISCO ICE/CBP

Join us for a rally and delivery of our petition and demands. CBP and ICE will determine if Nan-Hui is deported or not. We know that CBP and ICE tear apart immigrant families every day, and we will hold them accountable. #Not1More

2. Click here to SIGN & SHARE THE *NEW* PETITION

3. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT BY CALLING CBP AND ICE

-CBP Field Operations Director, Brian Humphrey. (415) 744-1530 Ext. 234.

-ICE Field Director Craig Meyer. (415) 844-5512. Press #4

Demand that ICE/CBP exercise its prosecutorial discretion and drop the immigration hold and deportation case against Nan-Hui’s Jo case (A 098 906 641) and allow her to reunite with her daughter. Ms. Jo is a survivor of domestic violence and her case should be considered under the parental interests directive.

Sponsor: Korean American Coalition to End Domestic Abuse

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1409511356018380

 

(5) M 5, Thursday, 12 Noon Press Conference: Tell the Fed: Let Wages Grow

Federal Reserve
101 Market St.
SF

Right now, inside the Federal Reserve, leaders are having a debate about whether or not wages are rising too fast.

Yes. That’s right. The chief economic policymakers in this country are debating whether or not American workers’ incomes are rising too quickly.

The Fed has the power to make the policies that could either continue to let Wall Street run reckless with our economy while raking in the profits, or it could make policies that support Main Street and create an economy that works for everyone. For far too long, the voices of Main Street have been kept under Wall Street’s thumb. But we’re going to change that.

Sign the petition and tell the Fed to support Main Street, Not Wall Street. More info on the Fed Up campaign here

Sign the petition

Info from ACCE

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(6) M 5, Thursday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Rally to Save Civic Center Campus

City College of San Francisco
750 Eddy St
SF

MARCH FROM 750 EDDY TO CITY HALL!

AFT 2121 is organizing with a coalition of community groups to demand justice for students displaced by the closure of CCSF’s Tenderloin campus. Our communities need the Tenderloin City College campus but it has been closed by the CCSF Administration. The college says that the building is seismically unsafe, but has put forward no firm construction plans. Join us as we demand:

· Fast Track the repairs to 750 Eddy and reopen the campus as soon as possible
· Find temporary classrooms for all classes disrupted by the closure

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1533392183593309
(7) M 5, Thursday, 5:00pm, ¡Chávez Vive en el Pueblo! Rally for Venezuela – Rally

24th & Mission Sts.
SF

in Solidarity with Venezuela’s
Bolivarian Revolution

On the 2nd Anniversary of Hugo Chávez’s death, we celebrate his legacy, embodied in the people and their struggle
Sponsors: Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition. Endorsed by ANSWER Coalition, SOA Watch-San Francisco; FMLN-Nor. California; FSLN-Nor. California; Haiti Action Committee; Hondurenos en Resistencia del Norte de California; Task Force on the Americas; Nicaragua Center for Community Action; Party for Socialism and Liberation; Workers World Party
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/909692979054586

(8) M 5, Thursday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, STRIKE SOLIDARITY GUERRILLA MOVIE NIGHT: Teach-In & Speak-Out: ENVIRONMENTAL, COMMUNITY & CLIMATE JUSTICE MOVEMENTS UNITE WITH STRIKING

Tesoro Refinery
Solano Way and Arnold Industrial Way,
Concord

At the United Steel Workers Local 5 Picket

Featuring:
GUERRILLA MOVIE PROJECTIONS: San Francisco Projection Department will project outdoor movies and images at the picket line of the refinery entrance.

SPEAKOUT: Hear from striking refinery workers and members of refinery community, environmental and climate justice groups about their common fight for health and safety.

ANTONIA JUHASZ: Leading oil industry expert Antonia Juhasz will give a comprehensive analysis of why big oil industry is threat to the health and safety of workers, communities, the environment and our climate and why refinery workers demands for safety are a key part of the solution

United Steelworkers (USW) refinery workers are on strike over serious health and safety concerns. Workers cite outsourcing, short staffing, forced overtime that produces dangerous fatigue, and a lack of stop-work authority protections to prevent dangerous refinery accidents.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/699367876855862/

Saturday, March 7

(9) M 7, Saturday, 9:00am – 7:00pm, 30th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference

Wheeler Hall
UC Berkeley
Berkeley

Registration is now open for EWOCC 2015! Early bird tickets are available until March 1, 2015. Go to ewocc.wordpress.com/registration to secure a spot now! RSVPing here does not count as registration.

About EWOCC 2015: Reflecting on the enduring racism of the criminal justice system in the wake of nationwide protests for Trayvon Martin, black trans activist CeCe McDonald wrote, “I feel a revolution is amongst us, and I know that there is no better time than now.” Inspired by CeCe’s words, our 2015 gathering will focus on how women of color around the world unevenly experience, navigate, and contest overlapping forms of state-sanctioned violence, including but not limited to: anti-black racism, transphobia, police brutality, incarceration, deportation, Islamophobia, systemic poverty and economic imperialism, settler occupation, and war. By thinking about state-sanctioned violence in intersectional and transnational terms, we hope to share our respective histories, compare political frameworks, exchange strategies and tactics of resistance, and identify opportunities for collective action. Together, we hope to explore approaches to solidarity building that emphasize our collective strength without conflating or equating our struggles. We are interested in what solidarity at this moment looks like, how we can build it, and what its possibilities and limitations are. Finally, this year’s conference will explore how social movements are mobilizing love as a critical resource for dismantling structures of violence and inequality and for thinking and enacting a more just world.

FEATURING KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Favianna Rodriguez, CeCe McDonald, and Corrina Gould
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY Chhoti Maa, Coco Peila, Sarah Adebibe O’Neal, Dom Jones, DíaPa’Son, and Turtle Women Rising
AND WORKSHOPS BY MEMBERS OF Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, The BlackOut Collective, Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)- حركة الشباب الفلسطيني, Critical Resistance, Black Women Birthing Justice, Af3irm SF/Bay Area, 67 Sueños, and more!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/431103117066894

Sunday, March 8

(10) M 8, Sunday, 10:00am – 11:30am, International Women’s Day -:Break the Chains! Protest Archbishop Cordileone & Anti-Woman & Anti-Gay, Dark Ages Moraity

St. Mary’s Cathedral
1111 Gough St.
SF

Break the Chains! Unleash the Fury of Women as a Mighty Force for Revolution!

PROTEST Archbishop Cordileone’s “IMmorality Clause” on International Women’s Day. Join with others this Sunday to take a stand to STOP the patriarchal degradation and subjugation of all women everywhere, and ALL oppression based on gender or sexual orientation!

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, long-time enemy of abortion rights and gay marriage, has imposed a “Morality Clause” on all the teachers in Catholic schools in San Francisco, which condemns the supposed “grave evils” of things like homosexuality, abortion & birth control, masturbation, and sex outside of marriage. San Francisco is home to over 90,000 LGBT people, and Cordileone and his dark ages politics are not welcome here. Come out and STAND UP! Love is NOT a sin, sex is NOT a sin, abortion is NOT a sin, and there is NOTHING SACRED about keeping people down.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/439899312831234
(11) M 8, Sunday, 12Noon – 3:00pmThe 105th International Working Women’s Day March and Celebration

El 105a Día Internacional de La Mujer Trabajadora, Marcha y Celebración

Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Lake Merritt Boulevard, Oakland, California

Women in the U.S. will continue to be in the forefront of many battles — opposing U.S. wars and occupations while demanding funding for human needs, defending collective bargaining in their unions, demanding wages that allow their families to keep up with the cost of living, stopping foreclosures so they can stay in their homes, demanding contraceptives and other free preventive health care, and fighting for basic rights to affordable education, quality health care and housing, and good-paying jobs.

On International Working Women’s Day 2015, we remember and lift up all the women and Trans women who have come before us in the struggle. We will celebrate their legacies they have left behind and honor the women and Trans women who are fighting in the forefront today for freedom and liberation.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/647585308698081
(12) M 8, Sunday, 2:00pm, Still Fighting For Our Rights

24th Street & Mission Street
SF

This International Women’s Day we will be joining in the streets with women all around the world who are marching to demand their rights.

We will be out to stand against violence against women in all forms. Against the growing number of killings of transwomen, against police brutality, against racism, street harassment, domestic violence and more. We will be coming out as we struggle to support ourselves and our families in the face of ever increasing evictions and gentrification.
We march to stand in solidarity with our sisters around the world who are fighting back as well.

We are marching to demand equality and our right to dignified lives.
Sponsor: Women Organized to Resist and Defend (WORD)

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/829825263719996
(13) M 8 Sunday, 3:00pm – 8:00pm, No Justice No Service: Bay Area Art & Education Justice Festival

The Lab
2948 16th St.
SF

Join local artists, educators, unions, activists and workers to celebrate the recent excitement and organizing success of Adjuncts at SFAI, CCA, St. Mary’s College, Mills, Dominican University!

Performances! Installations! Speak-outs! Readings! Food! Art! Books! Socializing! Community-building!
ALL in support of low-wage precarious workers including Adjuncts, Students, Food-service Workers, Artists, Temporary Part Time Workers and the Fight for 15 campaign!

Host: Cassie Thornton & Others

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1576977432546361

Monday, March 9

(14) M 9, Monday, 9:00am, Apple Action- Open the door for the rest of us!  EVENT CANCELLED  on 3/5/2015

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St
SF

Apple has just announced a special event to launch the new luxury I-watch. We’re going to show up and tell them what the next big thing from Apple ought to be: good jobs for service workers in tech.

Thousands of predominantly black and Latino security officers, janitors and bus drivers in Silicon Valley keep the tech industry thriving, yet many of these service workers lack stable enough jobs to support their families. It’s time for Apple to open the door to success for the rest of us.

Unfortunately, despite record profits, Apple continues to employ SIS despite concerns that the security company is denying workers the freedom to join a union and has been accused by former employees of engaging in wage theft, harassment and discrimination. The good news is that Apple has put their security contract out for bid, which could allow a union-friendly company to replace SIS. We have a short window of time to convince Apple to do what’s right for security officers and our community.

Info RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1538646756400975

Wednesday, March 11

(15) M 11, Wednesday, 3:00pm – 4:30pm – Fourth Anniversary of Fukushima Dai-ichi

(Start)SF Japanese Consulate
275 Battery Street, SF
 
4PM
Walk to PG&E headquarters
245 Market Street
SF

Wear something yellow

Global Community Action Response
Around the world, people will assemble at Japanese Consulates to hand deliver letters of concern addressed to PM Shinzo Abe, about ongoing & hazardous radioactivity escaping from the Fukushima nuclear plant.

In support of all those affected by this environmental and human rights disaster – past, present & future – we stand with the Japanese people on this anniversary to say ’Saikado Hantai’ Do Not Restart

Sponsors: Sponsors: No Nukes Action, FukushimaResponse (Campaign, BayArea, SantaCruz, Davis, Ukiah), FukushimaWatch…

Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3.11fukushimafourthanniversaryactions/permalink/3239704611

 

(16) M 11, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Save CCSF Coalition General Assembly

CCSF – Ocean Campus
Phelan Ave. MUB, Room 150
SF

Help plan and build the March 24 day of action to remove the dictatorship and demand an end to downsizing, pushout policies, austerity, and attacks on diversity, and the cancellation of the construction of the Performing Arts Education Center.

Info: Indybay

Thursday, March 12

(17) M 12, Thursday, 9:00am – 10:30am, Speak-out at CPUC Hearing on Comcast / Time Warner Cable Merger

California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102

Prevent one of the most damaging corporate takeovers in the nation: The Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger. The merger would give Comcast a virtual monopoy over the U.S. cable and internet market. Comcast is expected to stack the hearing with corporate cronies who will comment in support of the merger

YOU can tell the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) , why this merger is bad for California and the nation.
We’ll provide you with talking points and training ahead of time, so you’re fully comfortable and prepared to speak.

the CPUC must hear from people like you before it decides whether to approve or reject the merger! CLICK HERE to RSVP today, and we’ll be in touch to provide you with all you need to know.

Comcast is on the ropes and the CPUC has specifically opened up this meeting for people like you to come forward. They want to hear how California residents feel about this merger before they decide.

YOU could be the tipping point to stop this merger! CLICK HERE to let us know if you can join us at the March 12th hearing.

Info: Courage Campaign ; http://www.couragecampaign.org?akid=1550.79343.8poXq2

2
Mar

ACTION ALERT 3/2/2014

ACTION ALERT

National Day of Action

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to the joint congress is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, March 3rd.

Call your Members of Congress today and urge them to support diplomacy with Iran and skip Netanyahu’s speech!

Click here for Washington DC telephone numbers: https://www.opencongress.org/people/zipcodelookup

Toll Free Number for Senators: 855 – 686 – 6927 (Washington offices)

Local Numbers

Senator Feinstein: 415 – 393 – 0707

Senator Boxer: 510 – 286 – 8537

Nancy Pelosi: 415 – 556 – 4862

Please  consider emphasizing the following points:

I support the internationally-backed negotiations, which are on the brink of obtaining a deal to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran. I refuse to accept the alternatives: Iran with a bomb, or bombing Iran.
I urge my Senators and Representative to skip Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech tomorrow
I recommend that my Senators and Representative oppose any legislation that might derail diplomacy–such as The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 proposed last week by Senators Corker of Tennessee and Menendez of New Jersey.

28
Feb

Announcements & Meeting Reminder

Occupy SF

~ ACTION COUNCIL ~

Next Meeting

Sunday, March 1, 2015

2:00pm – 4:00pm

UNITE / HERE (Local 2)

215 Golden Gate Ave

(Nr. Civic Center BART)

San Francisco

Saturday, February 28

 

F 28, Saturday, 12 Noon How Single Payer Healthcare Would Save US $375 Billion a Year

518 Valencia, SF (one block from 16th St BART), SF

Speaker:

James G. Kahn, M.D., MPH – senior author of the study and a researcher at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California at San Francisco. He is also a member of the California chapter of Physicians for a National Health Plan.

Kahn says “We could provide everyone with good care and remove the complex and onerous cost-sharing that we have in the current system”.

In 2013, the United States spent a total of $471 billion in medical billing paperwork and insurance-related red tape. A single-payer system would eliminate 80 percent of that cost.

The report can be linked at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/14/556

Sponsored by Single Payer Now.

For more information, call 415-695-7891 or www.singlepayernow.net

F 28, Saturday, 12 Noon, Acción en Solidaridad con México- ¡Fuera Nieto!

24th Street & Mission St
SF

On Tuesday, February 24th, the teacher’s union of Acapulco, Guerrero was brutally repressed by Mexican Federal Police. This enormous violation of human rights adds itself to the disappearance of the 43 students whose case now has more than five months without being resolved.

The crisis of governance for Peña Nieto continues to be denounced by a growing list of social and labor groups at a local and international level.

The Bay Area stands in solidarity with the people of Mexico. We demand:
Resignation of the EPN government
End to the Narco-government
End to State/Drug Cartel Repression
US Out of Mexico

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1561503774117514

F 28, Saturday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, The 4th ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER FOR THE 99 PERCENTCoalition

First Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin Street, corner Geary Blvd
San Francisco

Fundraiser

Donation $20 – No one turned away for lack of funds! – Wheelchair accessible

features a delicious dinner, and this program:

John A. Powell, UC Berkeley Professor of Law and African American studies speaking on aspects of the Black Lives Matter movement;
Tom Ammiano, former San Francisco State Assemblyman and political commentator;
Janet Weil, CODEPINK, Mistress of Ceremonies; and
Local Activist Awards will be presented to those working for racial and economic justice, civil liberties and the rights of the earth: Gloria La Riva, Tim Redmond, Nadia Kayyali and Larry Danos.
! Tickets: spaghettidinner99.brownpapertickets.com or call 415-595-7306

More Info at: http://sf99percent.org/

F 28, Saturday, 7:30pm, Hell Fire: Lockheed Martin and the Weapon Industry Go to Gaza

Vallombrosa Retreat Center
250 Oak Grove Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025

What is the role played by military industries in the Israeli siege and attacks on Gaza? By Lockheed Martin? What does the US military aid to Israel actually support? This presentation contains new information about the new AFSC Campaign in Jerusalem, targeting the US/Israel military industrial complex.

Speaker:

Dalit Baum, Ph.D., is the co-founder of Who Profits from the Occupation, and of the Coalition of Women for Peace in Israel. Dalit is a feminist scholar and teacher, who has been teaching about militarism and about the global economy from a feminist perspective in Israeli and American universities. (See FB info for more details)

Sponsor: Pacific Life Community

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449289615293474/?ref=23&source=1

Sunday, March 1

M 1, Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, HAITI: RESISTANCE and SOLIDARITY -5 Years After the Earthquake; 11 Years After the Coup

Humanist Hall
390 – 27th Street
Oakland

Speakers:

Pierre Labossiere, Haiti Action Committee
Lara Kiswani, Arab Resource and Organizing Center

Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

Join Haiti Action Committee on the 11th anniversary of the US-backed 2004 coup that overthrew democracy in Haiti.

While the US/UN occupation continues to impose President Martelly’s dictatorship, popular resistance in Haiti grows.

A two-day general strike recently paralyzed Port-au-Prince and many other cities. The popular movements are striking to demand that the entire Martelly government resign. They’re also protesting governmental repression and corruption. Haiti faces a constitutional and profound political crisis.

Sponsor: Haiti Action Committee

Info: www.haitisolidarity.net

Monday, March 2

M 2, Monday, 5:00pm Press Conference: “The Community Demands Justice for Amilcar Perez Lopez”

6:00pm, Reunión Comunitaria/Town Hall Meeting – Amilcar Perez Lopez, víctima de un homicidio de la polícia de SF (victim of a homicide by SFPD

Cesar Chavez Elementary School
828 Shotwell St (between 22nd & 23rd Streets)
SF

SFPD will have a Town Hall meeting to address the homicide by SFPD officers that took place 2/26/2015 (9:50pm aprox.) of Amilcar Perez-Lopez, a 21 year old Guatemalan immigrant, on Folsom Street near 24th Street. The Town Hall meeting will be at Cesar Chavez Elementary School at 6pm on Monday March 2nd, 2015. Please come.

(ANSWER has called the press conference)

Host: Hosted by Adriana Camarena and La Mesha Irizarry

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1552902294985160

Monday March 2 – Thursday March 5

M 2, Monday, 9:00am – M 5, Thursday, 12 Noon – 96 Hours of Action at UC Berkeley

Sproul Plaza
UC Berkeley
Berkeley

A 27% fee hike in UC tuition has been announced with a range of justifications—this on top of the 300% increase in attending UC in the last decade alone. The administration claims that the state’s defunding of public education has forced this on us, the only option left is to displace the costs of running the university onto students. We disagree. The UC doesn’t want public money from Sacramento; it wants more of your far less regulated private tuition dollars. In spite of the increased cost of education, we endure cuts to student programs, overflowing lecture halls, classes that are difficult to get into, decreasing numbers of students of color, and many other signs of the declining quality of education.

In response to mounting pressure from students around the state, the administration has now announced plans to delay the fee hike, to wait until we’re less prepared. But a deferral is no victory; we demand far more. Rather than a signal that we should give up, we believe that now is the time to push our demands for a better UC. Students across the state–at UCs, CSUs, Community Colleges and High Schools–have called for “96 Hours of Direct Action” the first week of March, culminating in a statewide student walk out on Thursday, March 5. In 2010 similar actions won hundreds of millions of dollars in state support, and in 2012, they beat back a proposed tuition hike that would have nearly doubled of the cost of a UC education. This March, let’s demonstrate that there’s an alternative to privatization and debt. This is your call to action. On March 5, let’s shut it down.

Sponsor: Fight The Hike

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/426152930883718

M 2, Monday, 5:30pm – 8:00pm, Rally & Community Meeting on the Environmental Impact of Building a New SF Jail

Hall of Justice (note meeting location changed from previously posted)
850 Bryant St.
SF

from 6-8pm, Sheriff Mirkarimi and staff from the Department of Public Works will be hosting a public meeting on the environmental impact of the $278 million dollar jail plan.

You are invited to attend a public meeting hosted by San Francisco Public Works and the San Francisco Sheriffs Department regarding the environmental review process for the proposed new jail.

The new Rehabilitation Detention Facility (RDF) will replace County Jails #3 and #4, currently located on the 6th and 7th floors of the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant Street.

Plan on joining us at 5:30pm at the CASC for a rally before the 6pm meeting. Bring banners and signs and your best examples of the environmental impacts that jail and incarceration has on your life and community.
San Francisco needs real solutions to public safety, housing, jobs, education, mental health care, not more of the same failed policies that harm our community. Justice is won when we build a future of opportunity for everyone, not more jails.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/709825332465812/

M 2, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum: “Seabrook 1977” (film)

Global Exchange
2017 Mission St. (nr. 16th Street BARTJ)
SF

In anticipation of the accelerating campaign to shut California’s last nukes — the two reactors at Diablo Canyon, near San Luis Obispo –we will view Seabrook 77, the story the of attempt to block construction of a nuclear power plant.

Tuesday, March 3

M 3, Tuesday, 5:00pm, Protest War Criminal Netanyahu’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress (OccupySF Action Council has Endorsed)

Israel Consulate (outside)
456 Montgomery
SF

Protest War Criminal Netanyahu’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress
– No to War Criminal Netanyahu
– No New War on Iran
– End the Colonial Occupation of Palestine
– End U.S. Aid to Israel!

Call 415-821-6545 or email answer@answersf.org to add your group or organization to the endorsers list.

Israeli prime minister and notorious war criminal Binyamin Netanyahu will be addressing a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, March 3. Netanyahu has presided over many massacres of Palestinians, the latest in Gaza last summer that killed more than 2,100 women, men and children, wounded more than 10,000, and left hundreds of thousands homeless. The massive theft of and settlement on Palestinian land in the West Bank continues every day. Much of this death, destruction and dispossession is paid for by our tax dollars, billions of which flow to Israel every year.
The invitation to Netanyahu – made by House Speaker John Boehner – is an outrage that should be protested and rejected by all people who stand for justice. Many organizations will be joining together in protest outside the Capitol Building in Washington DC

Boehner specifically invited the anti-Iranian Netanyahu to lecture Congress on the so-called “danger” from Iran and in support of imposing even tighter sanctions on that country. The aim is to derail the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program which are at a critical stage.

Sponsoring organizations: ANSWER Coalition, Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), Occupy SF Action Council, WORD-Women Organized to Resist and Defend, World Can’t Wait

Info / Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/307755799433593/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Monday, March 2 – Wednesday March 4

M 2 Monday – March 4 Wednesday, MOBILIZATION TO #SHUTDOWNREMAX CONVENTION; STOP RE/MAX’s Settlement Profiteering

(OccupySF Action Council has Endorsed)

Outside RE/MAX R4 Convention Mandalay Bay Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada

American-based corporation RE/MAX is profiting off of and selling Jewish-only settlement apartments and homes in the West Bank on stolen Palestinian land! BDS Now!

As part of the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment movement against the Israeli Occupation, Boycott RE/MAX: No Open House on Stolen Land campaign is having a national mobilization to the RE/MAX R4 Convention to protest RE/MAX’s selling of stolen Palestinian land in the West Bank.

The mobilization will target the RE/MAX R4 Convention, the largest annual gathering with over 6,000 RE/MAX representatives in attendance from more than 60 countries around the world. We will be staging a three day presence outside the event which includes speakers like top RE/MAX executives, Peyton Manning, and even a performance by Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.

Actions will include direct action on the Vegas Strip, vigils, workshops and community-building spaces on BDS, Palestine solidarity, and ending US complicity in the Israeli Occupation. RE/MAX is directly and knowingly profiting off of settler-colonialism and we are going to #ShutDown settlement sales!

Learn more & Register HERE: http://www.boycottremax.org/shutdownremaxconvention

–Travel caravans are being organized from the Bay Area and Los Angeles in California with a limited number of accommodations available on a first come, first serve basis.

–If you are a student, we are available to write to participants’ institutions to allow for time off.

-Many of us will be joining the CODEPINK #ShutDownCreech action to stop drone killings at Creech airforce base. Find more info here:http://www.codepink.org/shut_down_remax_creech_event
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/867315986659434/

Contact: Sophia Armen, NoOpenHouse@codepink.org, 818-827-4320

Learn more about the Boycott Re/MAX campaign: www.boycottremax.org

Wednesday March 4 – Friday March 6

March 4, Wednesday, – March 6, Friday – SHUT DOWN CREECH…..Mass Mobilization to Stop Drone Wars! (OccupySF Action Endorsed)

Creech AFB
Indian Springs, NV

A Convergence For Peace in the Nevada Desert
RSVP now – see info below!
Call is for a national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan,Yemen, Somalia and everywhere. CODEPINK will hold vigils daily on March 2nd and 3rd, prior to the official beginning of this Creech Convergence For Peace and welcomes everyone to join them.

In 2005, Creech Air Force Base secretly became the first U.S. base in the country to carry out illegal, remotely controlled assassinations using the MQ-1 Predator drones, and in 2006, the more advanced Reaper drones were added to its arsenal. Creech drone personnel sit behind computers in the desert north of Las Vegas and kill “suspects” thousands of miles away. Recent independent research indicates that the identity of only one out of 28 victims of U.S. drone strikes is known beforehand. Though officials deny it, the majority killed by drones are civilians. In 2014, it was leaked that the CIA’s criminal drone assassination program, officially a separate operation from the Air Force’s, has been piloted all along by Creech’s super-secret Squadron 17.
The US drone program is rapidly proliferating as air bases are being converted to drone bases across the U.S. and abroad, but Creech remains the primary air base in U.S. state-sponsored global terrorism. Creech is where the killer drone program started–it is where we shall end it.

We must put an end to this desecration of our Mother Earth and all creatures who inhabit it.
We must put an end to the dehumanization of lives from Ferguson to Palestine to Pakistan.
We must close all foreign U.S. military bases. Money for human needs.
We must put an end to drone warfare, drone surveillance and global militarization.
Sponsores: CODEPINK: Women for Peace, Nevada Desert Experience , Veterans For Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Voices for Creative Nonviolence!
Info & Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1525740921010540

Website: http://shutdowncreech.blogspot.com

Wednesday, March 4

M 4, Wednesday, 5:45pm, MARCH 4th on MAXIMUS :: We Demand Affordable Housing not meager “community benefits”

Laborers Local 261 Union Hall
3271 – 18th Street @ Shotwell
SF

On March 4th we will march into Maximus’s public meeting. We will demand truly affordable housing for our community not monster luxury towers and meager “community benefits.”
Please join the PLAZA 16 COALITION, CALLE 24 LATINO CULTURAL DISTRICT, OUR MISSION NO EVICTION, and the LATINO DEMOCRATIC CLUB in this action to stop the monster luxury development at 16th and Mission.
Sponsor: The Plaza 16 Coalition / La Plaza 16 Coalición and many more!
Info:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1564414137148172

Thursday, March 5

M 5, Thursday, 1:00pm, Rally to Save Civic Center Campus

City College of San Francisco
750 Eddy St
SF

Begin at our school, and march with us to City Hall. We will ask Supervisor Jane Kim to help us find a place for classes in August, and to help us get a new campus soon that is safe and beautiful.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1533392183593309

M 5, Thursday, 5:00pm, ¡Chávez Vive en el Pueblo! Rally for Venezuela – Rally

24th & Mission Sts.
SF

in Solidarity with Venezuela’s
Bolivarian Revolution

On the 2nd Anniversary of Hugo Chávez’s death, we celebrate his legacy, embodied in the people and their struggle
Sponsors: Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition. Endorsed by ANSWER Coalition, SOA Watch-San Francisco; FMLN-Nor. California; FSLN-Nor. California; Haiti Action Committee; Hondurenos en Resistencia del Norte de California; Task Force on the Americas; Nicaragua Center for Community Action; Party for Socialism and Liberation; Workers World Party
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/909692979054586

Saturday, March 7

M 7, Saturday, 9:00am – 7:00pm, 30th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference

Wheeler Hall
UC Berkeley
Berkeley

Registration is now open for EWOCC 2015! Early bird tickets are available until March 1, 2015. Go to ewocc.wordpress.com/registration to secure a spot now! RSVPing here does not count as registration.

About EWOCC 2015: Reflecting on the enduring racism of the criminal justice system in the wake of nationwide protests for Trayvon Martin, black trans activist CeCe McDonald wrote, “I feel a revolution is amongst us, and I know that there is no better time than now.” Inspired by CeCe’s words, our 2015 gathering will focus on how women of color around the world unevenly experience, navigate, and contest overlapping forms of state-sanctioned violence, including but not limited to: anti-black racism, transphobia, police brutality, incarceration, deportation, Islamophobia, systemic poverty and economic imperialism, settler occupation, and war. By thinking about state-sanctioned violence in intersectional and transnational terms, we hope to share our respective histories, compare political frameworks, exchange strategies and tactics of resistance, and identify opportunities for collective action. Together, we hope to explore approaches to solidarity building that emphasize our collective strength without conflating or equating our struggles. We are interested in what solidarity at this moment looks like, how we can build it, and what its possibilities and limitations are. Finally, this year’s conference will explore how social movements are mobilizing love as a critical resource for dismantling structures of violence and inequality and for thinking and enacting a more just world.

FEATURING KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Favianna Rodriguez, CeCe McDonald, and Corrina Gould
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY Chhoti Maa, Coco Peila, Sarah Adebibe O’Neal, Dom Jones, DíaPa’Son, and Turtle Women Rising
AND WORKSHOPS BY MEMBERS OF Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, The BlackOut Collective, Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)- حركة الشباب الفلسطيني, Critical Resistance, Black Women Birthing Justice, Af3irm SF/Bay Area, 67 Sueños, and more!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/431103117066894

Sunday, March 8

M 8, Sunday, 2:00pm, Still Fighting for Our Rights & Equality

24th Street & Mission Street
SF

This International Women’s Day we will be joining in the streets with women all around the world who are marching to demand their rights.

We will be out to stand against violence against women in all forms. Against the growing number of killings of transwomen, against police brutality, against racism, street harassment, domestic violence and more. We will be coming out as we struggle to support ourselves and our families in the face of ever increasing evictions and gentrification.
We march to stand in solidarity with our sisters around the world who are fighting back as well.

We are marching to demand equality and our right to dignified lives.
Sponsor: Women Organized to Resist and Defend (WORD)

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/829825263719996
M 8 Sunday, No Justice No Service: Bay Area Art & Education Justice Festival

The Lab
2948 16th St.
SF

Join local artists, educators, unions, activists and workers to celebrate the recent excitement and organizing success of Adjuncts at SFAI, CCA, St. Mary’s College, Mills, Dominican University!

Performances! Installations! Speak-outs! Readings! Food! Art! Books! Socializing! Community-building!
ALL in support of low-wage precarious workers including Adjuncts, Students, Food-service Workers, Artists, Temporary Part Time Workers and the Fight for 15 campaign!

No Justice No Service is inspired by the solidarity building event, Art, Education Justice! Held in Los Angeles last Fall.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1576977432546361