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22
Apr

Next Meeting Sun27Apr2014

Occupy SF

~ACTION  COUNCIL~

Next Meeting

Sunday, April 27, 2014

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 UNITE / HERE (Local 2)

215 Golden Gate Ave.

San Francisco

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Apr

Announcements for Mon21Apr2014

OccupySF

~ Action Council ~

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Websites:

OccupySF Action Council: http://occupyactionsf.org/

OccupySF: http://occupysf.org/

 

Monday, April 21

A 21, Monday, 9:00 am. – PG&E Pleading NOT GUILTY to the 2010 San Brunodisaster! (Arraignment)

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19
Apr

OccupyForum — Nomi Prins — All the Presidents Bankers

OccupyForum-2014-04-21-thumb Note: LOCATION CHANGE!!! FIELD TRIP TO BERKELEY!

OccupyForum continues…

Monday, April 21st at 7:30 pm at the Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley near Downtown Berkeley BART
Advance tickets $12 or $15 at the door.
 
 

OccupyForum Field Trip to hear…

Author Nomi Prins:

All the President’s Bankers:

The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power

 The relationship between Washington and Wall Street isn’t really a revolving door. It’s a merry-go-round. 

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18
Apr

Meeting Notes for Sun13Apr2014

Occupy SF

~ACTION  COUNCIL~  

Next Meeting

Sunday, April 20, 2014

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

UNITE / HERE (Local 2)

215 Golden Gate Ave.

San Francisco 

Websites:

OccupySF Action Council:http://occupyactionsf.org/

OccupySF: http://occupysf.org/

 

Highlights of Meeting

April 13, 2014     

 Introductions  – Bob, Andy, Ethan, Yolanda, Sarah, Rick, George, Adrienne, God, John, Mike, Paul, Roy, Julianna, Arielle, Maria, Curt

 Bob Facilitated 

 Sarah & Rick took minutes & notes

 Adrienne did announcements

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18
Apr

Announcements for Fri18Apr2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Friday, April 18

 April 18, Friday, 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Protest Torture Advocate John Yoo

War criminals are a nasty lot. Dodging accountability for their actions and public reprobation, they often find employment in the military/industrial complex. But American academic institutions share complicity in protection of these social pariah, accommodating them with positions of respectability. 

It’s anyone’s guess what UC Berkeley’s new Korea Law Center will preach, or whether co-director John Yoo’s classes will continue to be held at undisclosed locations, but we can be sure that this war criminal is up to no good.

Friday’s Inaugural Conference promises to be an excellent venue to challenge the veracity of UC’s Faculty Code of Conduct. Join World Can’t Wait outside Boalt Hall, Bancroft Way at Piedmont Avenue, this Friday to challenge continued employment of “Torture Memos” author John Yoo.

http://www.firejohnyoo.net/2014/04/berkeley-law-promotes-war-crim.html

A 18, Friday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm  – Good Friday with Kathy Kelly – world-renowned peace activist at Beale Air Force Base

Main Gate (Schneider) Gate, North Beale Road

Kathy Kelly, will join anti-drone demonstrators at Beale Air Force Base at 3 p.m. on April 18 for a Good Friday prayer vigil. Several people will attempt to deliver a letter with “A Call from the Faith-Based Community to Stop Drone Killings. Beale, near Marysville, California, is home of the Global Hawk Drone, a surveillance drone that assists in finding targets for Predator and Reaper weaponized drones. 

Kathy is coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to endU.S. military and economic warfare. In 2011, Kathy Kelly was a passenger on “The Audacity of Hope,” the U.S. boat in the international flotilla to break the illegal occupation of Gaza. She has taken nine trips to Afghanistan, where she has lived alongside ordinary Afghan people in Kabul. She has joined activists in the United States to protest drone warfare outside of military bases in Nevada, upstate New York, and Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.

Kathy formerly coordinated Voices in the Wilderness. From 1996 to 2003, the organization formed 70 delegations that openly defied economic sanctions by bringing medicines to children and families in Iraq. Kathy and other members lived in Baghdad throughout the 2003 “shock and awe” bombing. They have also lived alongside people in war zones in Gaza, Lebanon, Bosnia, andNicaragua. She has spend time in prison for planting corn on nuclear missile silo sites and for crossing the line at Fort Benning’s military training school.

 Info: https://www.facebook.com/OccupyBealeAirForceBase

 

Saturday, April 19

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18
Apr

You are invited to march with OccupySF Action Council

San Francisco Earth Day Action Parade

Saturday, April 19, 2014

11:00 am

Meet at Chelsea Manning Plaza

(Justin Herman Plaza)

Bocce Court

(Look for OccupySF Action Council’s red banner)   

March will go to UN Plaza

 

Civic Center-  Earth Day SF 2014 Festivities will be happening

We will have Occucards for leafleting

 

13
Apr

Next Meeting Sun20Apr2014

Occupy SF

~ACTION  COUNCIL~

Next Meeting

Sunday, April 20, 2014

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 UNITE / HERE (Local 2)

215 Golden Gate Ave.

San Francisco

***Note: April 19, Saturday, 11:00am – 1:30 pm San Francisco Action Parade and Rally for Earth Day

         All are invited to march with Occupy San Francisco Action Council  – Look for the red banner

         11:00 am - Meet at Chelsea Manning Plaza – The Bocce Court

             -march will go to UN Plaza / Civic Center to Earth Day SF 2014 Festivities

12
Apr

OccupyForum — Foreclosure Fighters Mon14Apr2014

OccupyForum-2014-04-14-thumbWhen:
Mon,  April 14, 2014    6pm – 9pm
 
Where:  
Global Exchange, 2nd floor
 2017 Mission St
San Francisco, (16th St. BART station) (map)

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11
Apr

Announcements for April 11

OccupySF

~ Action Council ~   

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Friday, April 11   

A 11, Friday, 3:00pm – Monthly Anti- Nuke Rally at the Japanese Consulate (new location)

  Japan Consulate
275 Battery St, Suite 2100
   SF

 No Nukes Action Committee monthly anti-nukes rally at the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco. New location with narrower pedestrian road! Please wear something yellow, and your own banner. There will be a report back by a Peace walker against Nukes who walked to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant for the Third Anniversary of Fukushima.


Sponsor: No Nukes Action Committee

Info: chizuhamada@gmail.com

 

A 11, Friday, 5:00 pm “Keep Our Teachers: March to End the Displacement of San Francisco’s Educators!”   

   Meet at Corner of Dolores & 20th Streets
   March Ends at 151 Duboce
         SF

 Join Eviction Free San Francisco and allied housing rights activists to march to KEEP OUR TEACHERS! We will march to the homes of 4 teachers who are currently facing eviction in the Mission/ Dolores area and demand that their evictions, and the evictions of all of our educators, be rescinded.

Where:
Meet at the corner of 20th and Dolores St. and march to the homes of teachers in the area (see below), ending at 151 Duboce St.

Where we are marching and who we are marching for:
-812 Guerrero St.- Claudia and Evan, two local teachers who are being Ellis Act Evicted.
-Mission High School- to show solidarity for teachers and students who are facing eviction.
-55 Dolores St.- Sarah, a teacher, and her friend Mary, who will turn 98 are being Ellis Act Evicted by Urban Green
-49 Guerrero- Mervyn, is also being evicted by Urban Green
-151 Duboce St.- Benito, a special ed teacher, is being Ellis Act Evicted.

As more and more of our city gets bought up by greedy speculators and sold for a profit, we lose the important educators who are so fundamental in keeping our community functional and whole. San Francisco is no longer affordable for a teacher’s income and those who live here, face eviction. What will happen when we lose our teachers? Lets fight to for our city!

This is a family friendly march, we encourage students, teachers and all those effected by the lose of teachers to come show your solidarity and support! See schedule /timeline below

https://www.facebook.com/events/211731799036588/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 

 

A 11, Friday 7:00pm  and  A 12 Saturday 4:00pm – Emergency Actions to Stop the War on Women   

  Friday- 7:00pm

 Women’s Building  (Auditorium)

    3543 18th Street

     SF        

April 11th 7:00pm – Spotlight on the Abortion Rights Emergency:

In light of the emergency situation, people in major cities across the country who consider themselves to be “pro-choice” will be part of re-claiming the moral high ground around abortion rights, changing the terms of this debate, and joining in
mass resistance to stop these attacks on women’s lives.  We will bring alive women’s stories — before Roe and today, the struggles of those who risk their lives to provide abortions, and the full anti-woman program driving this war on women!

Speakers include:

Dr. Malcolm Potts, a human reproductive scientist, Professor at the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley, author, and abortion provider.

Dr. Martha Madison Campbell, a Lecturer at UC Berkeley, in the School of Public Health.  In the 1990s she directed the population program, including reproductive rights.

Alexandria Petersburg, organizer for Stop Patriarchy in the Bay Area, and Abortion Rights Freedom Rider.

Kelly Hammargren, artist & Chair of the 4Choice2013 project.

joined by women young and old(er) who will tell their abortion stories.

 

Saturday – 4:00pm

Meet at Washington Square Park

    SF

 

April 12th 4:00pm – Bloody Coat-Hanger Street Actions:

 

Meet at Washington Square Park at 4:00 PM for preparation & orientation.

 

Saints Peter & Paul Church  - 666 Filbert Street  -  San Francisco

 

Join people from all walks of life across the nation on this day, as we hold silent protests outside of the headquarters of institutions that are spearheading the attacks on abortion rights.  In San Francisco we will go to the “home parish” of the anti-abortion
Walk for “Life” 2014 – the event that drew thousands to SF on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and works to abolish all abortion.  We will raise bloody coat hangers and wear shackles to represent the world they are working for: one where women are driven to desperation, death, and forced motherhood.  Others will hold signs with the names, faces, and facts about women who have died from illegal abortions. After
an hour of silent protest we will break the shackles and pledge to resist and reverse these attacks on abortion rights, and win abortion on demand and without apology.

Contact us today: StopPatriarchy.org

StopPatriarchyBayArea@gmail.com

 

 

Saturday, April 12

 

A 12, Saturday, 9:00am – 6:30pm – “Connect the Dots: Refinery Corridor Healing Walks – #1 Pittsburg to Martinez  

   Pittsburg Marina  

    51-E Marina Blvd

    Pittsburg, CA

 

Join Idle No More SF Bay, Global Community Monitor, the Pittsburg Defense Council, the Martinez Environmental Group and the Sunflower Alliance for the first of 4 Healing Walks in the refinery corridor of the northeast San Francisco Bay. We are all being affected by the fossil fuel industry. Meet your Bay Area neighbors who are also being affected. Walk solo, in teams or in relay groups. Let us join together & educate one another. Pray for Mother Earth and the waters with each step. It is up to us to protect the future for the coming generations!

Join us for one walk or all four between April and July, 2014. Rallies will be conducted at the beginning and end of each journey.

Walk solo, in a group, or relay the walk with your friends. The first walk is about 15 miles. Water will be provided, please bring snacks.

If possible, please make your own arrangements to get back to the starting point if your transportation is there. A shuttle will be available but it will take time to go back and forth.

Taking BART? Email us at: refineryhealingwalks@gmail.com
for pick up at 8:30 a.m.

Please keep checking our website for exciting details including the walk routes, speakers & logistics, as well as how you can help: www.ConnectTheDotsHealingJourneys.org

Questions? Email: refineryhealingwalks@gmail.com
Phone (510) 619-8279

 

A 12, Saturday, 2:30 pm – Single Payer Now – “Campaigning for Medicare for All – HR 676

    St. Mary’s Cathedral @ Gough & Geary, SF

Potluck with Single Payer Now.

Featuring:

 Dr. Andy Coates, the President of Physicians for a National Health Program and Ben Day, the National Organizing Director of Healthcare Now, Judy Beck – Member of SEIU 1021 Single Payer Committee, Barry Hermanson – Green Party Candidate in support of HR 676, Ian Lewis -Research Director of UNITEHERE Local 2 speaking on boycotting of AT & T concessions in order to support workers contract dispute for healthcare and wages.

Please bring dishes at 2:30. Program at 3pm. Info: dbechler@value.net

A 12, Saturday, 3:00 pm – 1st Planning Meeting for May 1st International Workers’ Day Action

24th and Mission St., In the Plaza – West side of BART STATION, SF

 

On May 1st, International Workers’ Day, millions of people from around the world will take to the streets to show the workers’ collective power of resistance. While May Day was born here in the U.S., the date largely went unnoticed for many years until the 2006 immigrant rights movement reestablished May 1st as a day to take to the streets. Today, as workers are facing poverty wages, evictions and foreclosures, deportations, police brutality and countless other forms of oppression, the date is an important one which can unite these issues that affect all workers.

In San Francisco, there will be a May 1st action at 24th and Mission at 4pm. Join community groups and activists to plan the march for this important date by attending the first planning meeting this Sat., April 12 at 24th and Mission Sts. at 3pm, in the plaza on the west side of the BART station.

Info: http://www.AnswerSF.org
Answer@AnswerSF.org

Monday, April 14

A 14, Monday (Various times depending on location!)  BART STATIONS: GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST MILITARY SPENDING 

  Press Conference – 11:30 am  – Oakland Federal Building (nr. 12th Street BART)

Action consist of passing out fliers at various Bay Area BART Stations at various times. Action initiated by the Bay Area New Priorities Campaign

Infohttp://newprioritiescampaign.org/2014/04/08/join-us-at-a-bart-station-for-gdams-on-monday-april-14/

 

A 14, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm – OccupyForum Presents: Julien Ball and Eviction – Free San Francisco on housing crisis

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

 

Tuesday, April 15

A 15, Tuesday, 5:30 pm - A Tax Day For Justice: Call-In/Fax-in to Dirty Dozen’s Kaushik Dattani, Followed by Evening Picket  

  2:00 pm- Leafleting 
  
 
   3232 – 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
       

 

5:00 pm Closing Picket

 3222 – 22nd Street
   SF
 

Join Eviction Free San Francisco and the tenants’ justice movement in protest of one of San Francisco’s biggest serial evictors!

Kaushik “Kenny” Dattani’s greedy ways have earned him the notoriety of becoming of part of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Projects Dirty Dozen: http://antievictionmap.squarespace.com/dirty-dozen/. In his career as a landlord, he has ruthlessly evicted 25 of his units, and now he is after the home of long-term Mission residents Tom and Patricia!

Let’s help keep our friends in their home by turning up the heat on Dattani. How are we going to do this? Hint: part of Dattani’s services is accounting. We thought that Tax Day, April 15, would be a great opportunity to encourage this landlord to do the right thing by backing off the eviction of Tom and Patricia.

Call, E-mail, or FAX Dattani the following:

“”Hi, my name is______ and I am asking you today, Tax Day, to cease the eviction of your tenants at 3305 20th Street. I am aware that Tom and Patricia have been loyal, responsible, rent paying tenants, and that Patricia is living off of disability income and may not be easily rehoused. This is not right. Please, have a heart, and consider the people that will be hurt by this eviction if it continues to happen.”

Contacts are:
Phone: 415-546-1238
Fax: 415-546-1421
Email info@dattani.net

Info / RSVP to event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1460092177556941/

Saturday, April 19

A 19, Saturday, 11:30am -1:30 pm San Francisco Action Parade and Rally (from 350.org)

Spring Forward on the Climate: Earth Day with Bill McKibben

Join us in a march for Climate Justice and the Earth on April 19. Starting from (Chelsea Manning Plaza!) Justin Herman Plaza and ending at the UN Plaza, a rally with speakers will follow at 1pm. Note: Earth Day Festival will be going on at Civic Center & UN Plaza from 10am-6pm

Info: http://www.350bayarea.org/earthday-sf?utm_campaign=140403fullevent&utm_medium=email&utm_source=350bayarea

Thursday, April 24

A 24, Thursday 10:00 am SF, 1:00pm San Leandro and 3:30 pm Campbell – STOP PRIVATIZATION OF THE POST OFFICE
National Day Of Action Against Privatization At Staples 

SAN FRANCISCO

Time: 10:00 AM

Address: 1700 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109

 

SAN LEANDRO

Time: 1:00 PM

Address: 15555 East 14th Street #200, San Leandro, CA 94578

 

CAMPBELL

Time: 3:30 PM

Address: 500 East Hamilton Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008   

US Mail is NOT FOR  SALE!

 

 

Saturday, April 26

A 26, Saturday, 11:00 am – PEOPLE’S EARTH DAY 2014 – Environmental Justice Walk Against Cancer and Pollution

   Martin Luther King Jr. Park

  5700 block of 3rd Street at Carroll

  Bayview Hunters Point

     SF

 Let’s march together in memory of our loved ones who have passed or are suffering from cancer,
and dedicate ourselves to work for healthy communities and environmental and climate justice.

Stop pollution of our communities! Toxic waste & neighborhoods don’t mix! Protect communities from climate change & rising sea levels that threaten to flood toxic sites near our homes!

 Sponsored by Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, Huntersview Mothers and Fathers Committee for Health and Environmental Justice, 350.org Bay Area, 350 SF, Breast Cancer Action, Bayview Footprint,  Sunflower Alliance, Occupy San Francisco Environmental Justice Working Group, West Berkeley Alliance for Clean Air & Safe Jobs

Info:  415-447-3904  greenaction@greenaction.org   www.greenaction.org         

 

Monday, April 28

A 28, Monday, 7:00pm – SF Workers Memorial Day-Fighting for Health And Safety & Healthcare For Injured Workers Remember The Dead, Fight For The Living

 

ILWU Local 34
5 Berry St./Next To AT&T Ball Park San Francisco, CA

 

Join injured workers, health and safety advocates, healthcare advocates and others on Workers Memorial Day in San Francisco on April 28, 2014. In California workers face a more and more dangerous situation on the job with injuries and deaths from workplace toxins and hazards. New technologies such as biotech and nanotech are unregulated and workers union and unorganized who speak out about health and safety are illegally retaliated against in many workplaces.

 

California has only 166 OSHA inspectors for 18 million workers and the state refuses to even hire more inspectors with money that has already been appropriated. Ca-OSHA whistleblowers are now speaking out about the need to defend Ca-OSHA to protect California workers on the job. There is a growing scandal at Cal-OSHA and DIR because they have not spent the money they have for a proper number of OSHA inspectors.

Workplace bullying on the job is also creating more health problems including depression which is now a larger part of workplace injuries yet has been threatened by California  SB 863 which limits compensation for these injuries.

 

Injured workers also face a growing crisis after they have to go through one obstacle course after another to get their healthcare. Doctors who are not even licensed in California operate through an outsourced company called Maximus which has anonymous doctors giving determination about whether workers are able to get their healthcare needs met.

On this day we will commemorate those workers killed on the job and those workers and their families who are fighting for healthcare and justice on the job.

 

Initial Speakers:

Brenda Barros, SEIU 1021 SF Cope Chair and SF General Hospital Worker

Dr. Larry Rose, Past Medical Director Cal-OSHA

Sean Gillis, IFPTE 21 Oakland Unit M

Brian Carrasso, Injured worker at Clark Pest Control

George Figuerero  ATU 1555   BART 2014 Strike Coordinator

Sponsored by

Injured Workers National Network www.iwnn.org

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Injured-Workers-National-Network-IWNN/108362552680848?fref=ts

California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day www.workersmemorialday.org

http  ://www.aflcio.org/Issues/Job-Safety/WorkersMemorialDay

For information contact (415)282-1908

Watchdog Group: Cal/OSHA’s Staff Level Has Fallen Below Minimum Standard for Federal Funding

http://ehstoday.com/osha/watchdog-group-calosha-s-staff-level-has-fallen-below-minimum-standard-federal-funding?NL=OH-05&Issue=OH-05_20140213_OH-05_237&YM_RID=garrettdbrown@comcast.net&YM_MID=1449732&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_3

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-worker-safety-20140211,0,37926.story#axzz2tinaWFPl

latimes.com/business/la-fi-worker-safety-20140211,0,37926.story

Workplace Bullying Takes Its Toll-Mistreatment at city departments costs San Francisco millions

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/18050-workplace-bullying-takes-its-toll/

 

 

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE ACTIONS

Friday, April 18:  Good Friday with Kathy Kelly
3:00-5:00 PM
Main (Schneider) Gate, North Beale Road

 

 Info: https://www.facebook.com/OccupyBealeAirForceBase


Monday & Tuesday, April 28-29:  Veterans Unite Against Drones
sponsored by Sacramento Veterans for Peace
contact Barry Binks,
bbinks@me.com

 

Info: https://www.facebook.com/OccupyBealeAirForceBase

 

11
Apr

Meeting Notes for Sun6Apr2014

Meeting Highlights

April 6, 2014

  

Introductions: Ethan, Andy, Sarah, God, Tom, Adrienne, Christian [Occupy New Haven], Lotus, Roger, Trigger, Maria, Ruthie, Yolanda, Julianna, Arielle, Bob, Pat, Chuck, Angela

Andy facilitated,

Bob – Stack

Sarah & Rick took notes,

Adrienne facilitated announcements

Report-backs:

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