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Dec

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

24
Sep

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 posted 1/30/2015

Occupy SF

~ ACTION COUNCIL ~

Next Meeting

Sunday, February 1, 2015

2:00pm – 4:00pm

UNITE / HERE (Local 2)

215 Golden Gate Ave

(Nr. Civic Center BART)

San Francisco

Friday, January 30

J 30, Friday, 1:30pm, Tell City Leaders to Launch San Francisco’s Clean Energy Program CleanPowerSF in 2015!

SF City Hall . Rm. 250
1 Carleton Goodlett
SF

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Board of Supervisors President London Breed just released a joint press release calling for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to move forward with CleanPowerSF, San Francisco’s clean energy program for residents and businesses alike.

This Friday, the SFPUC and the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) will meet to discuss the future of this crucial climate action strategy for the city of San Francisco and our city’s path to 100% clean energy. Join us to continue the energy from today’s big announcement and increase the momentum to get CleanPowerSF launched this year!

Why: Speak at this important meeting about why we need to take major climate action NOW, not down the road! There will be talking points available for folks making public comment.

See the press release here: http://sfmayor.org/index.aspx?recordid=783&page=846

Host: I Clean Power SF & Sierra Club

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/787469024655527/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&ft[tn]=qH&ft[qid]

 

J 30, Friday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Living Wage Pop-up Gallery

2940 16th Street, Ste, 301
SF

Living Wage Pop-up Gallery, featuring artist Michael Roman along with works by other artist.

Refreshments & Music

Entrance Free – Silent Auction benefits the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition

Info: 863-1225, sflivingwage@riseup.net www.livingwage-sf.org

 

Saturday, January 31

J 31, Saturday, 12 Noon, Anti- Tenant Harassment Protest: Keep tenants from being pushed out

Harvey Milk Plaza
Castro & Market Sts.
SF

Come protest landlord/speculator Ann Kihagi-Swain to get her to stop 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 Swain Kagiki 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: for everything from shoes in the hallway, to illegal roommates for partners who have lived there over 10 years, to claiming an elderly tenant is selling drugs. Her and her lawyer, the infamous eviction lawyer Karen Uchiyama, give 3rd and final notices to tenants who never receiving a first notice. She sends tenants threatening texts at all hours and enters their units when they aren’t there.
Help us stop the harassment and keep teachers, seniors and families in their homes. We will meet at Harvey Milk Plaza and march to the landlords home.

Sponsor: Housing Rights Committee SF

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1579277802307505/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

Tuesday, February 3

F 3, Tuesday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Call Attention to Park & Recreation Department Plans to ASTROTURF the Beach Chalet Fields At Golden Gate Park (Action Council has endorsed the Save GG Park from ASTROTURF project)

SF City Hall Steps (Polk St. side)
SF

Gather at City Hall to call attention to the Recreation and Park Department’s plans to astroturf the Beach Chalet fields in Golden Gate Park.

The Department and the Board of Supervisors continue to ignore mounting evidence of the toxicity of the sbr rubber chips to be used as infill in the project. We will be wearing hazmat masks (supplied) to emphasize the danger to the children and other athletes who will be using these fields.

It is not too late to modify the plans for the project, including a non-hazardous infill or even better to restore the fields to natural grass with proper drainage and buried wire netting to exclude gophers. Nothing will happen in the bureaucracy without a public outcry so we intend to demonstrate at City Hall weekly until they get the message.

Info: Coalition to Protect Golden Gate Park 415.823.9743

 

F 3, Tuesday, 6:45pm – 8:00pm Help Put Medicare for All on the 2016 Presidential Campaign Agenda

Paramount Theater (near 19th Street BART)
Oakland

Hold Banners and Distribute Leaflets at President Clinton’s Address. Let us know if you can help.

We need your help sending a message to President Clinton and his audience on Feb. 3 in Oakland. We will distribute leaflets and hold banners for Medicare for All – HR 676.

Clinton’s topic is non-specific. He is speaking at a pricy speaking series. http://speakerseries.net/speakers/master-schedule/

Please let us know how you can help. Thank you.

Don Bechler, Chair Single Payer Now

415-695-7891

 

Wednesday, February 4

F 4, Wednesday, 8:15am, Defend the BlackFriday14-Drop the Charges

661 Washington St
Oakland

Flood the Courthouse Wednesday morning, Feb 4th, at 8:15am, to defend the BlackFriday14!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/715883081843467/?unit_ref=related_events

F 4, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL

Montgomery and Market – on the steps below Senator Feinstein’s office

(directly above 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 at Montgomery and Market.

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

Additional signs provided.

Stand (or sit) with us

Everyone’s welcomed!

NO to DRONES

NO to Military Intervention and Bombing of SYRIA & IRAQ

NO to WAR

Rain Cancels

 

Thursday, February 5

F 5, Thursday, 5:45 pm, THE SECOND ANNUAL CRAPPY AWARDS

Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave.
SF

protest the annual Tech Crunch award ceremony – The Crunchies – with our own award ceremony – The Crappies. On Thursday the 5th, come join us as Ron Conway awards the most egregious acts of irresponsibility to different tech company representatives, their CEOS, and the politicians granting them impunity.

What they are actually doing is taking the City from its long time residents, adding to the displacement of working families, the elderly, artists and other less well-heeled members of our community. Conway’s first foray into local politics—funding the “Sit/Lie” law—made his agenda clear: Aggressively displace all who can’t pay to get into his party.
SFCrap kicks off 2015 with the 2nd Annual Crappy Awards, the annual ceremony to recognize the worst players of the year in the San Francisco Takeover Venture. Up for nomination is Ed Lee, Airbnb, Uber, the Dropbox Dudes, Travis Allen, and more!

Come dressed in your finest! Perhaps you will win an award!

See Conway’s map of influence here: http://www.antievictionmappingproject.net/conway.html

Host: Anti-Eviction Mapping Project

Info / Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/337970159729182/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 

Friday, February 6

F 6, Friday, 7:30am, Fight Fracking· & Climate Change with System Change: Nonviolent Direct Action

UN Plaza (Civic Center BART)
Market & 7th Street
SF

We Demand Governor Brown:
-END FRACKING IN CALIFORNIA.
-END ALL FOSSIL FUEL EXPANSION IN CALIFORNIA.
Expanding refineries and transporting fracked Bakken oil, tar sands oil and coal are unsafe threats to our health, our environment and our

climate.
-FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE WITH SYSTEM CHANGE.
Rapidly phase of out all fossil fuels replace with conservation, 100% renewable energy and transportation. Change the fossil-fueled corporate

capitalism that dominates our state and communities and transition to a just, ecological, directly democratic economic and political system.

Join the Action: form an affinity group with 5-25 friends, coworkers, neighbors, workmates, or people from your group or community.

NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION TRAINING:

To help prepare us for effective direct action, for dealing with police, legal, jail and each other. Let us know if you plan to attend/reserve a space–send a note to bacjac2015@gmail.com
SAT JAN 31, 2-6pm
THURS FEB 5, 6-9:30pm
both at 955 7th St. near Market St., Oakland (a few blocks from West Oakland BART).

Organized by the Bay Area Climate Justice Action Council; a spokes council of Bay Area affinity groups.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1602370376644980/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

 

F 6, Friday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, A Tribute and Teach-In in Honor of the Life of Dr. Vincent Harding (Tribute & Reception)

St. Columba Church
6401 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland

Tribute & Reception (free and open to the public)

6 pm Reception (lite refreshments)
7 – 9 pm Program

To RSVP for Tribute go to

http://tinyurl.com/eventbrit-friday-tribute

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449203202009371/?ref=br_tf

 

Saturday, February 7

F 8, Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm, TEACH-IN, There is A River: From Slavery to Ferguson

Chapel at the
Pacific School of Religion
1798 Scenic Ave.
Berkeley

9am Registration
10am – 4pm Program

Space Is Limited
$15 – at the door
$11 – online

A Multi-generational Dialogue about the Struggle for Freedom and Justice is an amazing opportunity for leaders from 20th c. movements and young visionaries and builders of current movements to share, listen, learn and engage in mutual inquiry and discussion about how we create movements that affect real change.
To register go to:

http://tinyurl.com/eventbrite-teach-in-tribute

For listing of invited 21st C. Justice Seekers see FB page

Co-Hosted by National Council of Elders – West and The Center for Spiritual and Social Transformation, Pacific School of Religion.

Co-sponsored by Black Alliance for Just Immigration | East Bay Housing Organizations | Fellowship for Reconciliation Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights | Miracles of Faith | Nafsi Ya Jamii | OneLife Institute | Pace e Bene | San Francisco Foundation | The Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples | The Center for Spiritual & Social Transformation, Pacific School of Religion | The King Institute – Stanford | St. Columba Catholic Church

Info / Details / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449203202009371/?ref=br_tf

 

F 7, Saturday 11:30am, March for Real Climate Leadership

Oscar Grant Plaza
14th & Broadway
Oakland, CA

Wear blue!

WHAT: The March for Real Climate Leadership: Our Water, Our Health, Our California
WHEN: 11:30 am, February 7, 2015
WHERE: Frank Ogawa / Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th & Broadway, Oakland, California

Let’s be clear: the people and the momentum are with us. Last March, 4,000 people rallied in Sacramento urging Brown to end fracking and, during this fall’s election, not only did we see wins in Mendocino and San Benito banning fracking, but measures around the country passed to end the harmful practice.

People from across the state, and across the country, are pushing back on fracking in their hometowns and directly-affected communities are rising up with a roaring message — Climate leaders don’t frack!

The March for Real Climate Leadership is a game-changing moment for our movement — but only if you’re there.

RSVP and get the latest updates here: http://marchforclimateleadership.org/

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/591283277684808/?sid_reminder=1169511219514572800

To build for Feb. 7th: *EVERY SUNDAY* Art Build for the March for Real Climate Leadership!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1525170791100631/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 

Thursday, February 12

F 12, Thursday, 9:00am, BART Board Meeting – Drop All Charges on the BlackFriday 14!

344 – 20th Street, 3rd Floor
Oakland

Next BART Board meeting (arrive early) to hold the BART directors accountable to pass a resolution to drop all charges and restitution of the BlackFriday 14!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/715883081843467/?unit_ref=related_events

F 12, Thursday, 11:00am – 1:00pm, Coffee Not Cops

16th Street Plaza at Mission St.
SF

Taking inspiration from our homies at Food Not Bombs, and as a way to make an intervention in the conversation on “cleaning up the plaza” in a low-key and social way, Coffee Not Cops shares free coffee, pastries, and radical literature for everyone kicking it in the plaza (except the police, of course).

We want to keep the plaza as a place — a commons — for hanging out for all the folks who’ve called it their home for years. For us that means carving out a section of the plaza that is unwelcoming to the cops, who have recently made a point to occupy the area morning, noon, and night. We want to shine a light on the fact that the police presence in the plaza is for the benefit of the new gentrifiers and actually not for the safety of those of us who have hung out an lived on this corner for years.

As always, in honor of those murdered by SFPD and BART cops — all cops — including Alex Nieto and O’Shaine Evans. Rest in power.

Join us with your literature, banners, music, art, food, conversation, and/or other contributions to expanding and reclaiming our neighborhood. And don’t forget! Food Not Bombs serves every Thursday at 16th and Mission plaza. If you want to help cook, drop by Station 40 at 4 pm.

Hosted by Station 40

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1521541798108713/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 

Saturday, February 14

F 14, Saturday, 2:00pm – 6:00pm No Love for Cops and Condos / Nada de amor para la policia ni los condominios

16th Street Plaza
SF

A Procession of Hearts Broken by Stolen Lives and Stolen Homes, and Celebrating Our Enduring Love for the Mission

* Love for the Mission Social — 2 pm at 16th Street Plaza
* Broken Hearts Procession — 3 pm thru SF Mission
* Music — 5 pm onward at 16th Street Plaza

Details to come, but mark your calendars, share and repost this event, and invite your friends, neighbors, and accomplices.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/786016028113724/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 

Tuesday, February 17

F 17, Tuesday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Human Dignity: Poetry, film, history, and a community conversation on U.S. use of torture

SF Main Library – Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room B
SF

Torture violates international law, U.S. law, and human decency. Yet, as the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program confirms, the U.S. has used extensive torture post-911.

Join us for a community conversation open to the public to feel and think – through poetry, film, history and a community conversation – about the contours of where we are, how we got here, and our way forward. The event, which includes an open mic portion, readings from the report, discussions about the effects of torture on victims and communities, and an excerpt from the documentary “Taxi to the Dark Side,” will conclude with a town hall community meeting to discuss pivotal questions such as: How do we keep responsible people and institutions accountable for committing torture? And how can we strengthen our movements to create a world where torture is rejected?

For questions, concerns, and/or sponsorship, please call us at (415) 848-7714 or send an email to reems@advancingjustice-alc.org

The event is hosted by Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus

co-sponsored by the following organizations:
CAIR – San Francisco Bay Area, ACLU of Northern California, Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), Arab Cultural & Community Center
National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/721346184629691/

 

 

27
Jan

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesday, January 27

J 27, Tuesday, 4:30pm – 5:30pm, STOP CITIGROUP CORRUPTION (Action by 99Rise Bay Area)

CitiGroup
1 Sansome St
SF

On 1/21/15, the 5th anniversary of the infamous Citizen’s United Supreme Court decision, 7 brave 99Rise activists stood up in the Supreme Court chambers and spoke with the voice of the people who overwhelmingly demand repeal of this democracy-killing decision. Watch the illegal video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvW_x80O40s

At the same time, 99Rise activists in LA were holding Citigroup, one of the most egregious offenders of the global economic crisis and one of the most egregious corporate exploiters of our corrupt system, accountable with the demand “Citigroup, stop buying our government!”

On Tuesday, 99Rise Bay Area team will follow in the footsteps of our brave sisters and brothers from around the country to demand, simply:

“Citigroup, take the lead- don’t be complicit in corruption: Give the people back our government!”

We will bring a large “check” representing the millions that Citigroup has spent to buy OUR legislature during the 2014 election cycle, and demand a meeting to give the money back and demand that Citigroup give us back our legislature and our government. We will not leave until our demand is met.

All are welcomed!

We are looking for folks to join us in risking arrest, but also to support us by taking photos, getting images out on social media, chanting with us, whatever you can do.

Sponsor: 99Rise Bay Area

Info / RSVP / Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/390342361129305/?notif_t=plan_user_associated

J 27, Tuesday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum Hosts: Harvey “No Nukes” Wasserman and Allies

Local 2
215 Golden Gate Ave. (nr. Leavenworth) – Nr. Civic Center BART
SF

Occupy Forum hosts Harvey “No Nukes” Wasserman and allies: Dennis Bernstein of KPFA Flashpoints, Linda Seeley of SLO Mothers for Peace, Cynthia Papermaster of Codepink, invited special guests from Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Sunflower Alliance.

A Bay Area gathering to strategize the campaign to SHUT DIABLO CANYON NOW! and to win a nuke-free California!

Info: cynthia_papermaster@yahoo.com

Wednesday, January 28

J 28, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL

Montgomery and Market – on the steps below Senator Feinstein’s office
(directly above 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 at Montgomery and Market.

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

Additional signs provided.

Stand (or sit) with us

Everyone’s welcomed!

NO to DRONES

NO to Military Intervention and Bombing of SYRIA & IRAQ

NO to WAR

Rain Cancels

J 28, Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Panel Discussion and Community Screening of “Pass or Fail in Cambodia Town” – Hosted by Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, Khmer Girls in Action, the Vietnamese Youth Development Center, and Banteay Srei

Asian Law Caucus
55 Columbus Ave.
SF

Join us on Jan 28 from 6-8 pm for a screening of “Pass or Fail in Cambodia Town,” and discussion on the experiences of Southeast Asians and the criminal justice and immigration systems.

To RSVP, please go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pass-or-fail-in-cambodia-town-panel-discussion-and-community-screening-tickets-15052046075?aff=affiliate1

Panel:
Anoop Presad, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
Lian Cheun, Khmer Girls in Action
Nkauj lab Yang, Banteay Srei
Thear Chum, Vietnamese Youth Development Center
Moderated by Angela Chan, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/647890565333263/?source=1

J 28, Wednesday, 7:00pm – Docunight’s screening of Infidels & Pilgrimage

Roxie Theatre
3117 16th St.
SF

Tickets: $10.00

Docunight is an effort launched by NIAC’s Board Member Ahmad Kiarostami to reveal different perspectives on Iran through documentaries. These film screenings are hosted in collaboration with NIAC in select cities across the country

Infidels
Directed by: Bahman Kiarostami

2004 / 40 min

A documentary about the Godars, Artist-Gypsies Living in Iran. The Godars are nomadic gypsies who migrated from India to Iran and share the same heritage as thegypsies who moved into Eastern and Western Europe and into the Middle East. This tribe speaks Chuleh, which is a combination of Sunscrit, Mazandarani, and Farsi. Their original religion, Animism, was based on the belief that natural objects and phenomena possess lives and souls. During the Islamic Revolution, they were forced to convert, and although they are now officially Shiite Muslims, they are still outcasts and considered infidels.

Pilgrimage
Directed by: Bahman Kiarostami
2005 / 40 mins

Despite the threat of mines, assassination, and death by dehydration and starvation, determined Shiite Muslims as many as 3,000 a day, have been pouring across the Iran-Iraq border since the fall of the Iraqi government. They risk their lives for only one reason: to visit the holy city of Karbala, fifty miles south of Baghdad. This city houses the magnificent shrine of seventh-century leader Imam Hussein, grandson of the prophet Muhamed. Hussein died in a battle in 681, a martyr to the Shiite faith. The intense devotion of these pilgrims to Imam Hussein and Karbala astounds outside observers at the same time that it puts the Iranian government in a major predicament. Torn between bureaucracy and allegiance to Islam, Tehran is continually revising its emigration policies, periodically opening and then closing its border. Meanwhile people are dying, and chaos reigns at crossing points.

Saturday, January 31

J 31, Saturday, 12 Noon, Anti- Tenant Harassment Protest: Keep tenants from being pushed out

Harvey Milk Plaza
Castro & Market Sts.
SF

Come protest landlord/speculator Ann Kihagi-Swain to get her to stop 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 Swain Kagiki 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: for everything from shoes in the hallway, to illegal roommates for partners who have lived there over 10 years, to claiming an elderly tenant is selling drugs. Her and her lawyer, the infamous eviction lawyer Karen Uchiyama, give 3rd and final notices to tenants who never receiving a first notice. She sends tenants threatening texts at all hours and enters their units when they aren’t there.
Help us stop the harassment and keep teachers, seniors and families in their homes. We will meet at Harvey Milk Plaza and march to the landlords home.

Sponsor: Housing Rights Committee SF

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1579277802307505/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

Friday, February 6

F 6, Friday, 7:30am, Fight Fracking & Climate Change with System Change: Nonviolent Direct Action

UN Plaza (Civic Center BART)
Market & 7th Street
SF

We Demand Governor Brown:
END FRACKING IN CALIFORNIA.
END ALL FOSSIL FUEL EXPANSION IN CALIFORNIA.
Expanding refineries and transporting fracked Bakken oil, tar sands oil and coal are unsafe threats to our health, our environment and our climate.
FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE WITH SYSTEM CHANGE.
Rapidly phase of out all fossil fuels replace with conservation, 100% renewable energy and transportation. Change the fossil-fueled corporate capitalism that dominates our state and communities and transition to a just, ecological, directly democratic economic and political system.

Join the Action: form an affinity group with 5-25 friends, coworkers, neighbors, workmates, or people from your group or community.

NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION TRAINING: To help prepare us for effective direct action, for dealing with police, legal, jail and each other. Let us know if you plan to attend/reserve a space–send a note to bacjac2015@gmail.com
SAT JAN 31, 2-6pm
THURS FEB 5, 6-9:30pm
both at 955 7th St. near Market St., Oakland (a few blocks from West Oakland BART).

Organized by the Bay Area Climate Justice Action Council; a spokes council of Bay Area affinity groups.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1602370376644980/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

F 6, Friday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, A Tribute and Teach-In in Honor of the Life of Dr. Vincent Harding (Tribute & Reception)

St. Columba Church
6401 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland

Tribute & Reception (free and open to the public)

6 pm Reception (lite refreshments)
7 – 9 pm Program

To RSVP for Tribute go to

http://tinyurl.com/eventbrit-friday-tribute

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449203202009371/?ref=br_tf

Saturday, February 7

F 8, Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm, TEACH-IN

Chapel at the
Pacific School of Religion
1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley

9am Registration
10am – 4pm Program

Space Is Limited
$15 – at the door
$11 – online

To register go to:

http://tinyurl.com/eventbrite-teach-in-tribute

Invited 20th c. Justice Seekers

Marian Wright Edelman – civil rights and children’s advocate
Jim Lawson – civil rights leader, economic & immigrant rights
Dolores Huerta – immigrant and economic justice
Danny Glover – actor, film director & political activist
Gus Newport – former Mayor Berkeley, economic & civil rights
John Fife – immigration and sanctuary movement
Mel White – LGBT rights
Fr. Louis Vitale – peace & justice
Phil Lawson – civil rights, economic & immigrant rights
Morning Thunder Hawk – American Indian Movement

Invited 21st c. Justice Seekers (representing)

API Equality | Black Alliance for Just Immigration | Black Lives Matter | Black Organizing Project | California Dream Network | Causa Justa: Just Cause | Children’s Defense Fund | Chinese for Affirmative Action | East Bay Housing Organizations | Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights – CLUE-CA | Onyx Organizing Committee | Organization for Black Struggle | Occupy Oakland | Occupy SF | East Point Peace Academy | Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy | Seminarians for Worker Justice | Urban Strategies and Lifelines to Healing – PICO

Co-Hosted by National Council of Elders – West and The Center for Spiritual and Social Transformation, Pacific School of Religion.

Co-sponsored by Black Alliance for Just Immigration | East Bay Housing Organizations | Fellowship for Reconciliation Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights | Miracles of Faith | Nafsi Ya Jamii | OneLife Institute | Pace e Bene | San Francisco Foundation | The Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples | The Center for Spiritual & Social Transformation, Pacific School of Religion | The King Institute – Stanford | St. Columba Catholic Church

Info / Details / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449203202009371/?ref=br_tf

F 7, Saturday 11:30am, March for Real Climate Leadership

Oscar Grant Plaza
14th & Broadway
Oakland, CA

Wear blue!

WHAT: The March for Real Climate Leadership: Our Water, Our Health, Our California
WHEN: 11:30 am, February 7, 2015
WHERE: Frank Ogawa / Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th & Broadway, Oakland, California

Let’s be clear: the people and the momentum are with us. Last March, 4,000 people rallied in Sacramento urging Brown to end fracking and, during this fall’s election, not only did we see wins in Mendocino and San Benito banning fracking, but measures around the country passed to end the harmful practice.

People from across the state, and across the country, are pushing back on fracking in their hometowns and directly-affected communities are rising up with a roaring message — Climate leaders don’t frack!

The March for Real Climate Leadership is a game-changing moment for our movement — but only if you’re there.

RSVP and get the latest updates here: http://marchforclimateleadership.org/

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/591283277684808/?sid_reminder=1169511219514572800

To build for Feb. 7th: *EVERY SUNDAY* Art Build for the March for Real Climate Leadership!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1525170791100631/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

ON GOING

STOP the PRIVATIZATION / SELLING of OUR POST OFFICE – 24/7 Occupation –People are welcomed to hold the commons

Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps
2000 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Visit the Organic Garden planted by “…First They Came For the Homeless… & Friends” and get updates on the Papa John’s Boycott

Come take a stand against the privatization of our commons.

Demands:

-That the USPS stop sales proceedings on the People’s Property at 2000 Allston Way and delist the property.

-That negotiations with Berkeley to find suitable uses for the currently unused space inside begin immediately.

-That more Postal Workers be hired so that waiting times at 2000 Allston Way are significantly reduced and that U.S. mail delivery does not

happen late into the evening.

-That the postal counter at Staples in Berkeley be closed.

Sponsor: “…First They Came For the Homeless…)

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

25
Jan

Action Alert for Tuesday, 1/27/2015

Tuesday, January 27

J 27, Tuesday, 4:15pm – 5:30pm, STOP CITIGROUP CORRUPTION (Action by 99Rise Bay Area)

CitiGroup
1 Sansome St
SF

On 1/21/15, the 5th anniversary of the infamous Citizen’s United Supreme Court decision, 7 brave 99Rise activists stood up in the Supreme Court chambers and spoke with the voice of the people who overwhelmingly demand repeal of this democracy-killing decision. Watch the illegal video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvW_x80O40s

At the same time, 99Rise activists in LA were holding Citigroup, one of the most egregious offenders of the global economic crisis and one of the most egregious corporate exploiters of our corrupt system, accountable with the demand “Citigroup, stop buying our government!”

On Tuesday, 99Rise Bay Area team will follow in the footsteps of our brave sisters and brothers from around the country to demand, simply:

“Citigroup, take the lead- don’t be complicit in corruption: Give the people back our government!”

We will bring a large “check” representing the millions that Citigroup has spent to buy OUR legislature during the 2014 election cycle, and demand a meeting to give the money back and demand that Citigroup give us back our legislature and our government. We will not leave until our demand is met.

All are welcomed!

We are looking for folks to join us in risking arrest, but also to support us by taking photos, getting images out on social media, chanting with us, whatever you can do.

Sponsor: 99Rise Bay Area

Info / RSVP / Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/390342361129305/?notif_t=plan_user_associated

23
Jan

Announcements

Friday, January 23

J 23, Friday, 8:30am – 11:30am, Court Support for BARTFriday Arrestees

Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St
SF

Please come to court in San Francisco to support our 2 comrades who were arrested by the during #BARTFriday.

BART police and SF Sheriffs retaliated against these two brave individuals while they were in custody. Particularly severe pain and trauma was caused to one of our arrestees, whose cane was stolen by BART PD, and despite repeated requests for mobility assistance, she was denied any help and police mocked her as they forced her to move about the BART station and jail without assistance.

FB info hosted by: BARTFriday

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/684891331631587/?sid_reminder=1888274224133439488

J 23, Friday, 12 Noon – 2:00pm, Abortion on Demand is Liberating – NOT “Genocidal!” PROTEST the anti-woman, racist “StandingUp4Life” event in Oakland

Oakland City Hall
Oscar Grant Plaza
Oakland

On January 23, four Black Christian fascist preachers will hold their “StandingUp4Life” event in Oscar Grant Plaza in Oakland (re-named in the memory of one of the thousands of unarmed Black men who have been killed by the police), rolling out their anti-woman agenda under the guise of saving Black lives. These reactionary preachers spread the lie that abortion is genocide. Black women choosing abortion is not genocidal! In many cases, it is a choice they can make that allows them to regain their humanity in a world of rape, racism, and degradation.

Stand on the right side of history! Be part of bringing the truth straight into the middle of their shame-fest, and fighting for the full liberation of women!

Abortion On Demand and Without Apology!
Forced Motherhood Is Female Enslavement!
Fetuses are NOT babies. Abortion is NOT murder. Women are NOT incubators.
Stop blaming women! It’s this white supremacist system that’s genocidal!

Host: Stop Patriarchy

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1597020117177646/?ref=44&unit_ref=related_events&source=1

J 23, Friday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Shut Diablo Canyon

San Luis Obispo City/County Library
958 Palm St
San Luis Obispo

Codepink hosts a gathering of veterans and newcomers to Shut Diablo Canyon. Special guests include Harvey “No Nukes” Wasserman, author of Solartopia; Chieko Shiina, anti-nuclear activist from Fukushima; organizers from Mothers for Peace, Nuclear Free California, EON (Ecological Options Network), Sierra Club, Codepink Women for Peace, Friends of the Earth, Ranchers for Peace and others. Music, video clips, food, and discussion. This Friday night gathering is happening in conjunction with the Jan. 24-25 conference hosted by Nuclear Free California in San Luis Obispo

Info: cynthia_papermaster@yahoo.com

Saturday, January 24

J 24, Saturday, 1:00pm, Protest and Confront the “Walk for Life” in San Francisco

Powell & Market Sts.
SF

Every year, the anti-abortion movement dominates the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade & mourns the legalization of abortion. This year WE’RE FIGHTING BACK!

In San Francisco on Saturday, January 24 we will take to the streets to challenge the “Walk for Life” organized by the anti-abortion, anti-women fanatics. 2014 saw another record year of TRAP laws and clinic closures. Now in 2015 Congress introduced a National Abortion ban on its very first day back in session.

We will NOT be silent in the face of hatred. We will NOT stay home as fascists parade through the streets. We will STAND UP for abortion rights, CONFRONT & DEFEAT this war on women!

Abortion on Demand & Without Apology
Women are NOT bitches, ho’s, punching bags, breeders or sex objects — Women are full human beings!

Sponsor: Stop Patriarchy

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/555602327909815/?notif_t=plan_user_associated

J 24, Saturday – J 25, Sunday (all day) State-wide Conference to Strategize the fight to SHUT DIABLE CANYON & NUKE FREE CALIF.

San Luis Obispo
2880 Broad St.
San Louis Obispo

See website for Info: http://www.nuclearfreecal.org/nfcnet/2015/01/nuclear-free-california-strategy-days/

With SLO Mothers for Peace, Nuclear Free California, Sierra Club, World Business Academy, Friends of the Earth, Ecological Options Network, Codepink Women for Peace. SLO Grange, 2880 Broad Street. Website to register, find housing, more details:

For carpools and train to SLO, questions: cynthia_papermaster@yahoo.com , 510-365-1500.

J 24, Saturday, 12Noon, Cages Kill, Protest on Deaths in Custody at Santa Cruz County Jail

Santa Cruz Clock Tower

At least 6 people have died in the county jail while in the hands of the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Department and California Forensics Medical Group (CFMG) since August 2012.

In September 2014, the Grand Jury released its Final Report, which included recommendations to improve physical and mental health services in the jail. Nearly all of the research was met with utter denial from the Sheriff’s Department and CFMG, continuing a trend of disrespect for the community and confirming that they operate with little to no accountability.

Sin Barras is organizing a demonstration to demand immediate medical and safety measures be met to reduce harm faced by those presently incarcerated. We demand that the County Board of Supervisors cancel its contract with CFMG and refuse to participate in the current wave of county jail expansion. These deaths are an act of collective punishment against people who are most in need of aid, and who are consistently denied community-based resources and drug treatment.
The deaths in the jail are caused by the same pattern of unaccountability that recently allowed Officer Darren Wilson to walk free after killing Michael Brown. It is clear that our criminal justice system targets the most vulnerable members of this society: women, trans and queer people, people of color, people with disabilities, the poor, and the homeless.

Info Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1574151249488303/

Sunday, January 25

J 25, Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, 4th Open Circle to Connect & Organize Toward the End of Police Militarization, State Violence and Systemic Racism

Omni Oakland Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.
Oakland

This open circle will continue the dialogue and planning around support, goals, and long-term strategy in addressing the long-standing issues of the extremely disproportionate degrees of police brutality and killings of black people and people of color, systematic racism, state violence, militarization of police, and more that have been brought to the forefront once again due to the recent surge of such atrocities.

Let’s kick this meeting off with a potluck at 3:00 pm followed by the Open Circle at 3:30 pm. Please bring a dish or snacks to share!

Open circle will begin with report backs and announcements of upcoming actions followed by group discussion.

Info / Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/324781944388936/

J 25, Sunday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm, Ecumenical Response for Peace & Justice in the Holy Land

St. John’s Presbyterian Church
25 Lake St
SF

Speakers:

Father Bernard Poggi, Catholic priest of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem (the Roman Catholic diocese of the Holy Land).

Professor Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco

A Sunday evening gathering focused on the Palestinian crisis, one of the most pressing human rights issues for people and communities of faith today. Learn what’s happening in Israel/Palestine and how Christian
congregations are responding at the local and international level. While focused on a Christian response, we will be supported in this gathering by Jewish Voice for Peace and other partners in faith.

We will have presenters from academic, faith, and community backgrounds,

Sponsors: Keep Hope Alive (Presbyterian), Peace Not Walls (Lutheran), NorCal Friends of Sabeel and Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area

Info / Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1533480650254020/?sid_reminder=3244941289271066624

J 25, Sunday, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Debrief and Reflections on Spokescouncil / MLK Weekend Actions

College Avenue Presbyterian Church
5951 College Ave.
Oakland

At this meeting, we will come together to debrief, evaluate, and critique the MLK weekend of actions and the spokescouncil organizing model that produced it, and talk about where to go from here.
This will be a space for discussion, opinion, reflection, and new ideas!

: : : : : : Reclaiming King’s Legacy : : : : : :

Host: Anti Police -Terror Project

Info / Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/632827553487864/?sid_reminder=7435506455815389184

Monday, January 26

J 26, Monday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, A Vigil for Ayotzinapa y Nuestros Normalistas: 4 Months and We’re Still Hoping.

Sproul Hall Steps
Berkeley, California 94720

January 26th will mark 4 months since the 43 normalistas from Ayotzinapa’s Escuela Normal Rural Raul Isidro Burgos were unlawfully shot at, taken from their families by municipal police, and given off to the Guerrero Unidos who still operate in the area.
122 days, since the families of these beautiful, rising teachers lost their beloved sons. Since that date, we have continuously seen the Mexican government lack the will to address this issue nationally and internationally. From the duration it took to arrest certain officials involved in this tragedy, ranging from gangsters and police officers, to the duration it took to find the Mayor of Iguala and his wife who went into hiding, and to even finally press charges against them, we have seen the world and those seeking to remain conscious become more enraged about the lack of government effort they have been receiving.
Our intentions are to create and provide a lit up space where we could update folks about what has happened since in Mexico and around the world and what needs to continue being done. Some representatives from Ayotzinapa might be coming up in February and a lot of other information has yet to unfold. It is hoped that this space is used as a space to express our personal political interpretations of what has been going on, and not as a space to grow the division between different groups of students who have been working towards raising greater awareness about this.
This will be a space to learn from one another and realize the greater Latin American political trend it continues signifying.

Info / Detail: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571092769798591/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

J 26, Monday 5pm – J 27 Tuesday, OCCUPY BEALE AFB: From Ferguson to Pakistan From Oakland to Afghanistan

Monday 5 pm – Doolittle Gate

 Hammonton Smartville rd @ Doolittle Drive,
Marysville

    Followed by potluck & camping at Main gate, (4675 N. Beale Rd)

Tuesday 6 – 8 am – Wheatland Gate

Wheatland gate, 3960 S. Beale Rd. @ Ostrom Rd,
Marysville.

This month at Beale we want to connect the dots between the indiscriminate killing of our brown, black and white brothers and sisters in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan by the U.S. war machine with the brutal police killings that indiscriminately takes the lives of unarmed brown and black lives in U.S. cities. These dehumanizing policies that disregard the value of human lives everywhere has got to STOP!

FMI and Carpooling:

Barry Binks: 916-284-0944, bbinks@comcast.net.

Toby Blome: 510-215-5974, ratherbenyckeling@comcast.net

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

J 26, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Mark Hertsgaard Surviving Climate Chaos: Reframing the Climate Question

First Unitarian Universalist Center
Martin Luther King Room
1187 Franklin Street, corner Geary Blvd, SF CA

Donation: $8. – no one turned away for lack of funds

The Unitarian Universalist Society and OccupyForum present…a special presentation on climate change with author and environmentalist Mark Hertsgarrd

Mark Hertsgaard has spoken and written about global warming for more than 20 years. At the birth of his daughter, he was struck by how much more rapidly the earth’s warm-up has come upon us, and by the evidence of these changes. In his most recent book: HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth, Hertsgaard travels the globe to cover climate change effects and policy. He writes: “This book is both a father’s cry… and a blueprint on how all of us — as parents, communities, companies and countries —can navigate this unavoidable new era.”

Herstgaard will address how these changing conditions especially affect peoples living around the equator and in low-lying countries as the oceans rise. What does this mean for them? What will it mean for us? How can we begin to prepare for these inevitable mass migrations?

Mark Hertsgaard is the author of six books and a long-time contributor to leading media outlets around the world, including The Nation, Harper’s, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Businessweek, NPR and the BBC. Food &Water Watch, 350 Bay Area, Roots Rhyzing, The Sunflower Alliance and Rising Tide will offer audience members brief descriptions of their climate work,

Info: RSVP: uus4peace@gmail.com or call 415-595-7306

Tuesday, January 27

J 27, Tuesday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum Hosts: Harve “No Nukes” Wasserman and Allies

Local 2
215 Golden Gate Ave. (nr. Leavenworth) – Nr. Civic Center BART
SF

Occupy Forum hosts Harvey “No Nukes” Wasserman and allies: Dennis Bernstein of KPFA Flashpoints, Linda Seeley of SLO Mothers for Peace, Cynthia Papermaster of Codepink, invited special guests from Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Sunflower Alliance.

A Bay Area gathering to strategize the campaign to SHUT DIABLO CANYON NOW! and to win a nuke-free California!

Info: cynthia_papermaster@yahoo.com

Wednesday, January 28

J 28, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL

Montgomery and Market – on the steps below Senator Feinstein’s office
(directly above 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 at Montgomery and Market.

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

Additional signs provided.

Stand (or sit) with us

Everyone’s welcomed!

NO to DRONES

NO to Military Intervention and Bombing of SYRIA & IRAQ

NO to WAR

Rain Cancels

J 28, Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Panel Discussion and Community Screening of “Pass or Fail in Cambodia Town” – Hosted by Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, Khmer Girls in Action, the Vietnamese Youth Development Center, and Banteay Srei

Asian Law Caucus
55 Columbus Ave.
SF

Join us on Jan 28 from 6-8 pm for a screening of “Pass or Fail in Cambodia Town,” and discussion on the experiences of Southeast Asians and the criminal justice and immigration systems.

To RSVP, please go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pass-or-fail-in-cambodia-town-panel-discussion-and-community-screening-tickets-15052046075?aff=affiliate1

Panel:
Anoop Presad, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
Lian Cheun, Khmer Girls in Action
Nkauj lab Yang, Banteay Srei
Thear Chum, Vietnamese Youth Development Center
Moderated by Angela Chan, Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/647890565333263/?source=1

Miscellaneous

To build for Feb. 7th: *EVERY SUNDAY* Art Build for the March for Real Climate Leadership!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1525170791100631/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

21
Jan

2 – ACTION ALERTS

2 – ACTION ALERTS

1. Oppose FAST TRACK for the Trans – Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Call Congress Toll Free Now at (888) 804-8311 to Oppose Fast Track

Or Email a prepared letter – Click on blue below:

If you’re unable to call at the moment, you can still make a difference by emailing your Members of Congress now.

Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would pose a grave risk to good-paying jobs and economic equality in the United States and beyond. Please participate in today’s National Call-in Day against Fast Track by calling your Representative now at (888) 804-8311.

President Obama’s State of the Union address last night was chock full of excellent ideas for addressing economic inequality — but his request for Congress to approve “Fast Track” legislation wasn’t one of them. The President may believe the TPP will grow our economy, but we’ve tried this approach before and it hasn’t worked. Big corporations will take advantage of the deal to send more of our jobs overseas, to take advantage of low wages and weak environmental rules. We need a new approach, not a Fast Track for the old one.

Please call your U.S. Representative toll free now at (888) 804-8311 and urge them to oppose Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The TPP has been negotiated in secret and has still not been released to the public. Meanwhile, hundreds of corporate lobbyists have been granted access to the texts and have, in fact, been enlisted to help write them.

We cannot afford for Congress to Fast Track a “NAFTA of the Pacific” that offshores jobs, drives down wages in the jobs that are left and reduces revenues for our schools, roads and bridges, while also giving transnational corporations the power to attack our environmental, consumer and other public interest policies.

Calling only takes a minute, but it delivers a powerful message to Congress that constituents are watching them on this issue. Together, our calls and emails stopped Fast Track in the last session — and together we can stop Fast Track for good this year. Please call now.

Info: From Citizens Trade Campaign Online: www.citizenstrade.org
Twitter: @citizenstrade

2. 7 – 99Rise activists interrupt Supreme Court on 5th Anniversary of Citizens United

Please sign this petition – click on blue: Sign & share this petition or http://www.99rise.org/stand_with_sc7?utm_campaign=supremecourt7&utm_medium=email&utm_source=99rise

This morning, 7 courageous 99Rise leaders stood up in the chamber of the United States Supreme Court to interrupt the justices, speak out against corruption, and call Americans to action to defend democracy.

They refused to let the 5th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s shameful Citizens United decision pass without sending a message that can’t be ignored: We the People have had enough. We will wage escalating nonviolent resistance to challenge this corruption until we end it.

The Supreme Court 7 are in police custody right now. Will you stand with them? Sign & share this petition and share this graphic on Facebook.

Follow on Facebook and Twitter for updates. Right now, we need you to lift up their courageous action and spread the message: 5 years is enough, it’s time to overturn Citizens United and reclaim democracy for all in America.

One person, one vote. In solidarity,

Kai and the 99Rise team in DC

Info: http://www.99rise.org/

20
Jan

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thank you to Everyone who participated and supported various actions to “Reclaim MLK’s Legacy of Activism”

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesday, January 20

J 20, Tuesday, 5:00pm – City College of San Francisco – Court Decision Rapid Response!

City College – Ocean Campus, Ocean Ave.
in front of CCSF Wellness Center
SF

Wear yellow and red for public ed!

 

J 20, Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Report from Fukushima by Chieko Shiina

BFF Fellowship Hall
1924 Cedar Street,
Berkeley, CA 94709

Suggested Donation $5 – 10 No one turned away for lack of funds!

Chieko Shiina, an anti-nuclear activist and organic farmer from Fukushima, Japan. She will be speaking in Berkeley about the present situation for the children and people of Fukushima as well as the growing repression of anti-nuclear activists and rise of militarization including the introduction of the Abe administration of secrecy laws. She has been fighting to get emergency healthcare to the residents. Chieko and others have also They are organizing against the restart of Japan’s remaining 50 nuclear plants, which the Abe government wants to restart with the support of the United States.

The contamination of the people of Fukushima and Japan continues. Children and families are getting sick. There is a growing epidemic of thyroid cysts and surgeries. The statistics are being covered up by the Japanese government.

Additionally, Shunichi Tanaka, the chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority is preparing to release thousands of tons of contaminated radioactive water into the Pacific ocean.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201412130042

This will be lethal to life in the oceans! It will reach California and the entire Pacific rim.

The Abe government in power is continuing to tell the Japanese people that they can “overcome” radiation, and that they can de-contaminate Fukushima.

Sponsored by No Nuke Action Committee

http://nonukesaction.wordpress.com/

Co-Sponsored by

BFFU Social Justice Committee

www.bfuu.org/events/social-justice

For more information call 510-495-5952=

 

Wednesday, January 21
J 21, Wednesday, 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Mourning in America for DEMOCRACY – A March & Rally in SF

3:30 meet at corner of Market & Montgomery (Montgomery St. BART) –

March to 4:30 Rally at the US District Court Building, 450 Golden Gate Ave (near Civic Center BART)

Join our New Orleans style funeral march and rally on the fifth anniversary of the DEATH of DEMOCRACY by the Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” decision allowing special interests and big donors to strangle democracy. Flyer at http://tinyurl.com/MourningInAmerica-SF

.3:30-4:30 Spirited 1.3 mile march begins at the corner of Market and Montgomery (Montgomery BART) with hiphop artist for change, Khafre Jay, inspiring all to action. The march will be led by effigies of the 5 Supreme Ct. Justices followed by New Orleans style music. A coffin with Uncle Sam will be carried to the rally. Wear black. Black armbands will be handed out. Some signs will be available and bring your own. The march ends up at the rally.

4:30-5:30 The rally will be led by a revival-style MC with speakers including: Tom Ammiano, popular former SF Assemblyman and Supervisor; former Richmond Mayor, Gayle McLaughlin who stood up to Chevron and won; Andres Soto, KPFA talk show host; David Braun “CA Against Fracking”; Bill McKibben, 350.org Leader on live audio and more in the works.

Music and street theater too!

Sponsors/endorsers include: the Money Out! People In! coalition (MOPI), 99 Rise, Common Cause, Courage Campaign, California Clean Money Campaign, Money Out Voters In(MOVI), MoveOn Councils, Move to Amend, Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center, Public Citizen, Represent.us, Solar Justice Alliance, Sunflower Alliance

Info / RSVP / Share: https://www.facebook.com/events/1573116702922919/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

 

J 21, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL

Montgomery and Market – on the steps below Senator Feinstein’s office
(directly above 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 at Montgomery and Market.

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

Additional signs provided.

Stand (or sit) with us

Everyone’s welcomed!

NO to DRONES

NO to Military Intervention and Bombing of SYRIA & IRAQ

NO to WAR

Rain Cancels

 

J 21, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, CCSF General Assembly Meeting

Mission Campus, Rm 154
1125 Valencia St. (nr. 22nd St.)
SF

CCSF Needs the SF Community!

The CCSF Coalition will hold a General Assembly organizing meeting of City College of SF students, faculty, classified staff & community to fight against downsizing of public education Latest is the administration closing of the Civic Center Campus

Update on attacks on the CCSF non-credit programs, response to Judge Karnow’s imminent ruling, attacks on diversity, the cancellation of the construction of the Performing Arts Center and the proposal to arm the campus police.

Sponsor: Save CCSF Coalition

Info: www.saveccsf.org

 

J 21, Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Community Meeting to Discuss Development of Balboa Reservoir

Lick-Wilmerding High School Cafeteria,
755 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco CA 94112

San Francisco Planning, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development invite you to community meeting to discuss the development of the Western Portion of Balboa Reservoir.
RSVP: Click here to RSVP. The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are not mandatory, but helpful to ensure we have enough materials and food.

Lick-Wilmerding High School is ADA accessible. For language assistance or disability accommodations, please contact us with your request at least three business days in advance.

The western portion of the Balboa Reservoir is part of San Francisco’s Public Land for Housing program. The City invites community members to learn about development possibilities and help identify public amenities for this large undeveloped site.

Please join us, we want to hear from you!

If you would like to continue to receive information about the Balboa Reservoir Project, please sign-up here for email updates. For additional information about the project, visit http://www.sf-planning.org/BalboaReservoir.

For questions, language assistance or disability accommodations, please contact:

Jeremy Shaw
Project Manager
San Francisco Planning Department
(415) 575-9135
jeremy.shaw@sfgov.org

Thursday, January 22

J 22, 6:30pm (music); 7:00pm, Report from Fukushima by Chieko Shina & The Militarization of Asia with Christine Hong

Resource Center for Non Violence
612 Ocean St.
Santa Cruz,

Speakers:

Chieko Shiina, an anti-nuclear activist and organic farmer from Fukushima

Christine J. Hong, a professor at UCSC who has focused on the militarization in the Korean Peninsula

They will be speaking about the continuing danger or radioactive contamination at Fukushima and the growing militarization, repression and moves toward war in the Korean peninsula and Asia.

The contamination of the people of Fukushima and Japan continues. There is a growing epidemic of thyroid cysts and surgeries. The statistics are being covered up by the Japanese government.

Professor Christine Hong will discuss the growing repression and militarization in Korea and Asia threatens all people in the region. Professor Christine Hong will discuss these issues including the Jeju base, the repression of journalists and the crushing of opposition parties. The Korean government is also building nuclear plants in the country despite the opposition of the local communities.

There will also be an update on the struggle to close the Diablo Canyon Nuclear plant run by PG&E.

Suggested Donation $5 – 10 No one turned away for lack of funds!

Sponsored by No Nuke Action Committee , Santa Cruz Peace and Freedom Party, Additional Endorsers Welcomed

http://nonukesaction.wordpress.com/

Endorsed by

Info: Peace and Freedom Party Santa Cruz And other organizations For more information call (831) 688-8692 or (415)282-1908

 

Thursday, January 22

J 22, Thursday, 7:00pm, An Evening with Tom Ammiano

518 Valencia St (nr 16th St.)
SF

Tom Ammiano will offer reflections on his recent tour of duty in Sacramento, some perspective on the terrible times to come.

He was the first public school teacher in SF to make his sexual orientation a matter of public knowledge. He’s been on the SF School Board, has served on the SF Board of Supervisors and most recently has served on the State Assembly.

Sponsors: PDA – SF, Unitarian Universalist for Peace-SF,

 

Friday, January 23

J 23, Friday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Shut Diablo Canyon

San Luis Obispo City/County Library
958 Palm St
San Luis Obispo

Codepink hosts a gathering of veterans and newcomers to Shut Diablo Canyon. Special guests include Harvey “No Nukes” Wasserman, author of Solartopia; Chieko Shiina, anti-nuclear activist from Fukushima; organizers from Mothers for Peace, Nuclear Free California, EON (Ecological Options Network), Sierra Club, Codepink Women for Peace, Friends of the Earth, Ranchers for Peace and others. Music, video clips, food, and discussion. This Friday night gathering is happening in conjunction with the Jan. 24-25 conference hosted by Nuclear Free California in San Luis Obispo

Info: cynthia papermaster [cynthia_papermaster@yahoo.com]

 

Saturday, January 24

J 24, Saturday, 1:00pm, Protest and Confront the “Walk for Life” in San Francisco

Powell & Market Sts.
SF

Every year, the anti-abortion movement dominates the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade & mourns the legalization of abortion. This year WE’RE FIGHTING BACK!

In San Francisco on Saturday, January 24 we will take to the streets to challenge the “Walk for Life” organized by the anti-abortion, anti-women fanatics. 2014 saw another record year of TRAP laws and clinic closures. Now in 2015 Congress introduced a National Abortion ban on its very first day back in session.

We will NOT be silent in the face of hatred. We will NOT stay home as fascists parade through the streets. We will STAND UP for abortion rights, CONFRONT & DEFEAT this war on women!

Abortion on Demand & Without Apology
Women are NOT bitches, ho’s, punching bags, breeders or sex objects — Women are full human beings!

Sponsor: Stop Patriarchy

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/555602327909815/?notif_t=plan_user_associated

 

J 24, Saturday – J 25, Sunday (all day) State-wide Conference to Strategize the fight to SHUT DIABLE CANYON & NUKE FREE CALIF.

San Luis Obispo
2880 Broad St.
San Louis Obispo

See website for Info: http://www.nuclearfreecal.org/nfcnet/2015/01/nuclear-free-california-strategy-days/

With SLO Mothers for Peace, Nuclear Free California, Sierra Club, World Business Academy, Friends of the Earth, Ecological Options Network, Codepink Women for Peace. SLO Grange, 2880 Broad Street. Website to register, find housing, more details:

For carpools and train to SLO, questions: cynthia_papermaster@yahoo.com , 510-365-1500.

 

J 24, Saturday, 12Noon, Cages Kill, Protest on Deaths in Custody at Santa Cruz County Jail

Santa Cruz Clock Tower

At least 6 people have died in the county jail while in the hands of the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Department and California Forensics Medical Group (CFMG) since August 2012. In April 2013, Sin Barras organized a historic march and speakout, highlighting sheriff violence faced by people inside the County Jail that inspired the Santa Cruz County Grand Jury to investigate the jail’s deadly conditions.

In September 2014, the Grand Jury released its Final Report, which included recommendations to improve physical and mental health services in the jail. Nearly all of the research was met with utter denial from the Sheriff’s Department and CFMG, continuing a trend of disrespect for the community and confirming that they operate with little to no accountability.

Sin Barras is organizing a demonstration to demand immediate medical and safety measures be met to reduce harm faced by those presently incarcerated. We demand that the County Board of Supervisors cancel its contract with CFMG and refuse to participate in the current wave of county jail expansion. These deaths are an act of collective punishment against people who are most in need of aid, and who are consistently denied community-based resources and drug treatment. While we fight for immediate solutions, we do so with a commitment to dismantling the prison system once and for all, brick by brick, wall by wall.

The deaths in the jail are caused by the same pattern of unaccountability that recently allowed Officer Darren Wilson to walk free after killing Michael Brown. It is clear that our criminal justice system targets the most vulnerable members of this society: women, trans and queer people, people of color, people with disabilities, the poor, and the homeless.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1574151249488303/

Monday, January 26

J 26, Monday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, A Vigil for Ayotzinapa y Nuestros Normalistas: 4 Months and We’re Still Hoping.

Sproul Hall Steps
Berkeley, California 94720

January 26th will mark 4 months since the 43 normalistas from Ayotzinapa’s Escuela Normal Rural Raul Isidro Burgos were unlawfully shot at, taken from their families by municipal police, and given off to the Guerrero Unidos who still operate in the area.
122 days, since the families of these beautiful, rising teachers lost their beloved sons. Since that date, we have continuously seen the Mexican government lack the will to address this issue nationally and internationally. From the duration it took to arrest certain officials involved in this tragedy, ranging from gangsters and police officers, to the duration it took to find the Mayor of Iguala and his wife who went into hiding, and to even finally press charges against them, we have seen the world and those seeking to remain conscious become more enraged about the lack of government effort they have been receiving.
Our intentions are to create and provide a lit up space where we could update folks about what has happened since in Mexico and around the world and what needs to continue being done. Some representatives from Ayotzinapa might be coming up in February and a lot of other information has yet to unfold. It is hoped that this space is used as a space to express our personal political interpretations of what has been going on, and not as a space to grow the division between different groups of students who have been working towards raising greater awareness about this.
This will be a space to learn from one another and realize the greater Latin American political trend it continues signifying.

Info / Detail: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571092769798591/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 

J 26, Monday 5pm – J 27 Tuesday, OCCUPY BEALE AFB: From Ferguson to Pakistan From Oakland to Afghanistan

Monday 5 pm – Doolittle Gate

Hammonton Smartville rd @ Doolittle Drive,
Marysville

Followed by potluck & camping at Main gate, (4675 N. Beale Rd)

Tuesday 6 – 8 am – Wheatland Gate

Wheatland gate, 3960 S. Beale Rd. @ Ostrom Rd,
Marysville.

This month at Beale we want to connect the dots between the indiscriminate killing of our brown, black and white brothers and sisters in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan by the U.S. war machine with the brutal police killings that indiscriminately takes the lives of unarmed brown and black lives in U.S. cities. These dehumanizing policies that disregard the value of human lives everywhere has got to STOP!

FMI and Carpooling:

Barry Binks: 916-284-0944, bbinks@comcast.net.

Toby Blome: 510-215-5974, ratherbenyckeling@comcast.net

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

 

J 26, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Mark Hertsgaard Surviving Climate Chaos: Reframing the Climate Question

First Unitarian Universalist Center
Martin Luther King Room
1187 Franklin Street, corner Geary Blvd, SF CA

Donation: $8. – no one turned away for lack of funds

The Unitarian Universalist Society and OccupyForum present…a special presentation on climate change with author and environmentalist Mark Hertsgarrd

Mark Hertsgaard has spoken and written about global warming for more than 20 years. At the birth of his daughter, he was struck by how much more rapidly the earth’s warm-up has come upon us, and by the evidence of these changes. In his most recent book: HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth, Hertsgaard travels the globe to cover climate change effects and policy. He writes: “This book is both a father’s cry… and a blueprint on how all of us — as parents, communities, companies and countries —can navigate this unavoidable new era.”

Herstgaard will address how these changing conditions especially affect peoples living around the equator and in low-lying countries as the oceans rise. What does this mean for them? What will it mean for us? How can we begin to prepare for these inevitable mass migrations?

Mark Hertsgaard is the author of six books and a long-time contributor to leading media outlets around the world, including The Nation, Harper’s, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Businessweek, NPR and the BBC. Food &Water Watch, 350 Bay Area, Roots Rhyzing, The Sunflower Alliance and Rising Tide will offer audience members brief descriptions of their climate work,

Info: RSVP: uus4peace@gmail.com or call 415-595-7306

 

15
Jan

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Occupy SF

~ ACTION COUNCIL ~

Next Meeting

Sunday, January 18, 2015

2:00pm – 4:00pm

UNITE / HERE (Local 2)

215 Golden Gate Ave

(Nr. Civic Center BART)

San Francisco

Friday, January 16

J 16, Friday, 7:00am (sharp), BART Friday: NO BUSINESS AS USUAL

Montgomery BART Station
SF

Meet on the platform at Montgomery BART station. Be on time and bring a metal spoon.

On BART Friday, we demand:

1. Drop charges and ransom against the Black Friday 14

2. Disband the BART police

3. Restitution for the people: Low-income ticket discounts

“This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.”
— Martin Luther King

There is a state-sponsored war on Black lives in the United States and people across the country are demanding that it comes to an end. As long as it remains business as usual to gun down Black women, men and children in the streets of this country, there will be no business as usual anywhere or for anyone.

Note: do not enter at the Montgomery BART.

FB is messing with the site and has removed it – ACTION IS STILL HAPPENING!!

Sponsor: BART Friday

Info / RSVP / Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/684891331631587/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

 

J 16, Friday, 8:30am (Vigil), STAND WITH THE MARSHALL ISLANDS – HEARING IN OAKLAND FEDERAL COURT TOMORROW

US Federal District Court
Oakland Federal Building
1301 Clay St., 2nd Floor, Courtroom 5
Oakland

8:30am Vigil

9:00am Hearing
The U.S. motion to dismiss in the lawsuit brought by the Republic of the Marshall Islands against the United States for its failure to disarm pursuant to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and customary international law will be heard tomorrow, (http://www.cand.uscourts.gov/CEO/cfd.aspx?7139)

There will be a small vigil on Clay Street, in front of the Federal Building, on the public sidewalk at 8:30 am, to show our support for the Marshall Islands, nuclear disarmament heros.

You are invited to join us for the vigil and to witness the hearing. We will not be disruptive. Our tone will be dignified and respectful in solidarity with the courageous people and government of the Marshall Islands.

From 1946 – 1958, the United States conducted 67 nuclear test explosions in its then trust territory, the Marshall Islands, the equivalent of 1.7 Hiroshima bombs detonated daily for 12 years.

On April 24, 2014 the Marshall Islands filed landmark cases in the International Court of Justice claiming that the nine nuclear-armed nations have failed to comply with their obligations, under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and customary international law, to pursue negotiations for the worldwide elimination of nuclear weapons. It filed a separate case against the United States in US Federal District Court.

The Nuclear Zero Lawsuits call upon the nuclear weapon nations to urgently fulfill their moral duty and legal obligation to begin negotiations for complete nuclear disarmament.

Petition: Support the Marshall Islands by signing the petition at http://nuclearzero.org/learn#lastone

You can read the complaint filed by the Marshall Islands against the United States at http://www.wagingpeace.org/documents/us_complaint.pdf

For all the court documents, including those filed in the International Court of Justice, see http://nuclearzero.org/in-the-courtsFor more information about the Nuclear Zero lawsuitsvisit www.nuclearzero.org

 

J 16, Friday, 8:45an – 9:30am, BAY AREA LAWYER DIE-IN

California Supreme Court
350 McAllister St.
SF

Assemble 8:45am

Action to start promptly at 9:00am

BAY AREA LAWYER DIE-IN FOR RACIAL JUSTICE

The Bay Area legal community (attorneys, legal staff, law students, professors, and allies) are invited to participate in a “Die-In” calling for an end to the use of excessive force, police brutality, and racial profiling in communities of color. This direct action is in response to recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the killing of unarmed civilians, Mr. Eric Garner, Mr. Michael Brown, and Mr. John Crawford. Their deaths and the subsequent grand jury decisions represent a fundamental failure of our justice system. This action is in solidarity with national protests to affirm that Black Lives Matter.

As representatives of the legal community, we are sworn to uphold the law and provide leadership in our communities. During this moment of crisis, we refuse to be silent witnesses to racial inequality and injustice perpetuated by the legal system we are a part of. We can and must do better. This action is a symbol of our commitment to demand and bring about change that is long overdue.

We call on the Bay Area legal community and all allies to join us.

This will be a peaceful demonstration.

Rain or shine!

Those who are unable to lay down due to disability or for another reason are encouraged to participate in a manner most comfortable for them
Attire: Business attire encouraged, but not required. All are welcome.

Sponsors and participants include: Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and National Lawyers Guild-San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/395379607305157/

 

J 16, Friday, 6:30pm Sensible Cinema: In Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “At the River I Stand”

Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin St
SF

Film is described as an eloquent and powerful work of history. It reconstructs the two eventful months that transformed a local strike by Memphis Sanitation Workers into a national confrontation that drew MLK to Memphis and his death.

It’s a riveting portrait of the gift and determination of ordinary people.that will inspire viewers to rededicate themselves to the fight for racial and economic justice.

Discussion to follow with retired Afro-American Professor George Wright

Sponsor: UU-UNO & Green Committee

Info: Melvin at 415-539-6284

Saturday, January 17

J 17, Saturday, 9:00 am, Tell Berkeley City Council: End the War on Black Lives! Black Lives Matter! Black Disabled Lives Matter!

Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline St, Berkeley, California 94703

Tell Berkeley City Council: End the War on Black Lives! Black Lives Matter! Black Disabled Lives Matter!

On Saturday Jan 17 the Berkeley City Council will be holding a special meeting to discuss “Improving Police/Community Relations.” This meeting will be held at the Ed Roberts Campus, a community facility for disabled people.

We demand an end to the war on black lives! Berkeley Police regularly profile black people with disabilities! Black disabled people have died in Berkeley Police custody!

About the organizers:
We are a group of mostly white, mostly fat, mostly disabled, mostly queer activists. We are responding to a call from the Anti Police-Terror Project (https://www.facebook.com/events/632827553487864/), and we are CALLING ON OUR COMMUNITY TO SHOW UP.

Everyone is welcome.

We will be occupying space outside the front and back doors from 9 AM – 11 AM, longer for folks who want to stay. We will be supporting those who are actually speaking during the public comment parts of the meeting, so it is not our goal to shut down this meeting, but to be a steady presence. We will be silent, and our appearance and tone will be militant and disciplined.

Wear black.

Bring signs that say:

• Black lives matter
• Black disabled lives matter
• Black trans lives matter
• Black deaf lives matter
• Berkeley police regularly profile black people with disabilities
• End the war on black people
• ADA applies to police too
• Police accountability now
• Adopt the Ferguson demands

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/812266058847349/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

J 17, Saturday, 11:55am, Berzerkeley Planting Brigade

2000 Allston Way,
Berkeley, CA 94704
right around the corner from the Downtown Berkeley BART station

let’s replant Berkeley with non-GMO non-herbicide poisoned beneficial plants. Soil at the post office is ready to plant!!

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

 

J 17, Saturday, 11:00 am, Meeting, Bay Area Spokescouncil for MLK Weekend (last Spokescouncil meeting before 1/19)

Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave
Oakland

: : : : : : Reclaiming King’s Legacy : : : : : :

“This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Note:

Actions are being planned by affinity groups from Jan. 16 – Jan 19. To reclaim King’s Legacy of activism! If you don’t have an affinity group you may be able to connect with others for actions.

Sponsors: * The Anti Police-Terrorism Project is a project of the ONYX Organizing Committee in coalition with individuals and organizations like The Alan Blueford Center for Justice, Healthy Hoodz, Community Ready Corps, Idriss Stelly Foundation and more

Info / Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/632827553487864/?pnref=story

 

J 17, Saturday, 12 Noon, For MLK’s birthday, take to the streets!

24th & Mission Sts.
SF

In our case, to the buses!
In SF, we will be having a rally and speak out starting at 12pm at 24th and Mission Sts. At 1pm, we will split into groups and get on buses, BART and through the neighborhood in order to inform our community about the real legacy of MLK and why his struggle is still so important today.

Sponsor: ANSWER

See FB page for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/764964280264045

J 17, Saturday, 3:00pm – 8:00pm, East Oakland March for Justice for Mike Brown

Fruitvale BART Station
3401 E. 12th Street
Oakland

Gather: 3:00pm

March: 4:00pm

East Oakland March for Justice for Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and All Victims of Racist Police and ICE Attacks

Fruitvale BART Station (3400 International Blvd, Oakland)

Like Ferguson, East Oakland, CA is a community with a strong history of fighting for justice against racist police attacks as well as for the rights and dignity of undocumented immigrant communities. Our movement is strongest when we are taking mass, militant, direct action in the streets.

March on the MLK Day weekend to demand: Jail Darren Wilson and Reject the Grand Jury Decision! Jail the Killer Cops! Drop Charges Against All Protesters! Stop racist attacks by police and ICE on black, Latina/o and other minority communities! No more second-class treatment and no more deportations! Create More Jobs and Educational Opportunities! Down with the New Jim Crow–Down with the Police State!

All supporters are welcome. Bring signs, banners, and be ready to make lots of noise. Our voices will be heard!

BAMN: Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary bamn.co

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/400384346783043/

Sunday, January 18

J 18, Sunday, 12Noon – 3:00pm, Shut It Down: WAL-MART edition Sun. 1/18

Wal-Mart 8400 Edgewater Drive Oakland,

“There is a state-sponsored war on Black lives in the United States and people across the country are demanding that it comes to an end. As long as it remains business as usual to gun down Black women, men and children in the streets of this country, there will be no business as usual anywhere or for anyone. Shut. It. Down.”

This action is being held by WAS – Workers Against the System; an affinity group of Anti-Police Terrorism Spokescouncil as part of the weekend reclamation of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy weekend.

Join us in our action to interrupt business as usual at the Oakland Walmart. We will raise awareness of John Crawford’s murder that happened August 5, 2014 inside of a southern Ohio Walmart store.

We stand in solidarity and remembrance with his family against the injustice the system has served them; by murdering their son and not indicting the officers involved in the shooting.

Wal-Mart is notoriously known for underpaying it’s workers; and in the Bay Area, employing managers that are publicly racist. Wal-Mart also facilitated the murder of John Crawford. We need to remind them that BLACK LIVES MATTER!

http://makingchangeatwalmart.org/people-of-color/

-Daytime, family/community friendly event-
-Any and all are welcome to join-
-Meet up at 12:00pm, outdoor die-in at 12:36-

Demands:
*Justice for John Crawford – Indict Officer Sean C. Williams and Sgt. David M. Darkow*
*Remove managers at WAL-MART stores known to be racially prejudice*
*Poverty is the most common form of violence! $15/hr and the option of full-time for ALL Wal-Mart employees in California and nationwide*

Info / Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/326189130918868/?unit_ref=related_events

J 18, Sunday, 5:00pm – J 19, Monday, Homeless Bill of Rights MLK Day of Action! – Sleep-In

Market & Powell Sts.
SF

“A right delayed is a right denied,” was said by Dr. Martin Luther King during his struggle for equality nearly 50 years ago. Today, we are still struggling for the racial, social, and economic justice Dr. King sought.

On Sunday, January 18th, in solidarity with Black Lives Matter actions across the country, we will honor Dr. King’s vision and fight for the end of the War on the Poor and homeless. We will fight to end Broken Windows policing in SF and fight to protect the human rights of every person without housing.

Our action will begin with a Sleep-In at 5p on 1/18 and continue through the night and into Monday morning. We will have food, coffee, live music, orators, and a movie screening for all those who join! We will end Monday morning by joining a contingency to head over to Oakland for an entire day of action!

***Oakland MLK March will START at Fruitvale BART and ending at Coliseum BART (flyer will be updated shortly)

Even if you can’t spend the whole night – STOP BY TO SUPPORT!

Info / RSVP / Share: https://www.facebook.com/events/1542576529346703/

Monday, January 19 ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance

J 19, Monday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00pm. Reclaiming Kings Legacy: A Jobs & Economy March for the People

Fruitvale Station Plaza (Fruitvale BART)
8th Street Oakland
Oakland

Gather 11:00 am

March: 12 Noon

Check site for updates / changes!
“Equality demands dignity. And dignity demands a job and a paycheck that lasts through the week.”

“When you have mass unemployment in the Negro community it’s called a social problem. When you have mass unemployment in the white community it’s called a depression”
“We refuse to believe the bank of justice is bankrupt”
— Martin Luther King, Jr—–

Join the Anti Police-Terrorism Project (APTP) for a MLK day march that reclaims the spirit of King and celebrates his legacy of resistance!

We will gather Fruitvale BART Station Plaza at 11 AM. There will be performances, speakers, resource booths, face painting, crafts and more!

This is a family-friendly event and a celebration of King’s legacy, Black Lives and the struggle for social justice.

The march will begin at 12:00 pm and the route will include areas in Oakland that are currently in development or are proposing development with clear demands to stem the tide of gentrification, end the push out of Black and Brown residents, replace high-rise plans with affordable housing, local-hiring practices and an immediate end to police violence in our communities.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/696231220495340/?ref=notif&notif_t=plan_user_invited

Tuesday, January 20

J 20, Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Report from Fukushima by Chieko Shiina

BFF Fellowship Hall
1924 Cedar Street,
Berkeley, CA 94709

Suggested Donation $5 – 10 No one turned away for lack of funds!

Chieko Shiina, an anti-nuclear activist and organic farmer from Fukushima, Japan. She will be speaking in Berkeley about the present situation for the children and people of Fukushima as well as the growing repression of anti-nuclear activists and rise of militarization including the introduction of the Abe administration of secrecy laws. She has been fighting to get emergency healthcare to the residents. Chieko and others have also They are organizing against the restart of Japan’s remaining 50 nuclear plants, which the Abe government wants to restart with the support of the United States.

The contamination of the people of Fukushima and Japan continues. Children and families are getting sick. There is a growing epidemic of thyroid cysts and surgeries. The statistics are being covered up by the Japanese government.

Additionally, Shunichi Tanaka, the chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority is preparing to release thousands of tons of contaminated radioactive water into the Pacific ocean.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201412130042

This will be lethal to life in the oceans! It will reach California and the entire Pacific rim.

The Abe government in power is continuing to tell the Japanese people that they can “overcome” radiation, and that they can de-contaminate Fukushima.

Sponsored by No Nuke Action Committee

http://nonukesaction.wordpress.com/

Co-Sponsored by

BFFU Social Justice Committee

www.bfuu.org/events/social-justice

For more information call 510-495-5952=

Wednesday, January 21
J 21, Wednesday, 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Mourning in America for DEMOCRACY – A March & Rally in SF

3:30 meet at corner of Market & Montgomery (Montgomery St. BART) –

March to 4:30 Rally at the US District Court Building, 450 Golden Gate Ave (near Civic Center BART)

Join our New Orleans style funeral march and rally on the fifth anniversary of the DEATH of DEMOCRACY by the Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” decision allowing special interests and big donors to strangle democracy. Flyer at http://tinyurl.com/MourningInAmerica-SF

.3:30-4:30 Spirited 1.3 mile march begins at the corner of Market and Montgomery (Montgomery BART) with hiphop artist for change, Khafre Jay, inspiring all to action. The march will be led by effigies of the 5 Supreme Ct. Justices followed by New Orleans style music. A coffin with Uncle Sam will be carried to the rally. Wear black. Black armbands will be handed out. Some signs will be available and bring your own. The march ends up at the rally.

4:30-5:30 The rally will be led by a revival-style MC with speakers including: Tom Ammiano, popular former SF Assemblyman and Supervisor; former Richmond Mayor, Gayle McLaughlin who stood up to Chevron and won; Andres Soto, KPFA talk show host; David Braun “CA Against Fracking”; Bill McKibben, 350.org Leader on live audio and more in the works.

Music and street theater too!

Sponsors/endorsers include: the Money Out! People In! coalition (MOPI), 99 Rise, Common Cause, Courage Campaign, California Clean Money Campaign, Money Out Voters In(MOVI), MoveOn Councils, Move to Amend, Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center, Public Citizen, Represent.us, Solar Justice Alliance, Sunflower Alliance

Info / RSVP / Share: https://www.facebook.com/events/1573116702922919/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

J 21, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL

Montgomery and Market – on the steps below Senator Feinstein’s office
(directly above 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 at Montgomery and Market.

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

Additional signs provided.

Stand (or sit) with us

Everyone’s welcomed!

NO to DRONES

NO to Military Intervention and Bombing of SYRIA & IRAQ

NO to WAR

Rain Cancels

J 21, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, CCSF General Assembly Meeting

Mission Campus, Rm 154
1125 Valencial St. (nr. 22nd St.)
SF

The CCSF Coalition will hold a General Assembly organizing meeting of City College of SF students, faculty, classified staff & community to fight against downsizing of public education Latest is the administration closing of the Civic Center Campus

Update on attacks on the CCSF non-credit programs, response to Judge Karnow’s imminent ruling, attacks on diversity, the cancellation of the construction of the Performing Arts Center and the proposal to arm the campus police.

Sponsor: Save CCSF Coalition

Info: www.saveccsf.org

J 21, Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Community Meeting to Discuss Development of Balboa Reservoir

Lick-Wilmerding High School Cafeteria,
755 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco CA 94112

San Francisco Planning, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development invite you to community meeting to discuss the development of the Western Portion of Balboa Reservoir.
RSVP: Click here to RSVP. The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are not mandatory, but helpful to ensure we have enough materials and food.

Lick-Wilmerding High School is ADA accessible. For language assistance or disability accommodations, please contact us with your request at least three business days in advance.

The western portion of the Balboa Reservoir is part of San Francisco’s Public Land for Housing program. The City invites community members to learn about development possibilities and help identify public amenities for this large undeveloped site.

Please join us, we want to hear from you!

If you would like to continue to receive information about the Balboa Reservoir Project, please sign-up here for email updates. For additional information about the project, visit http://www.sf-planning.org/BalboaReservoir.

For questions, language assistance or disability accommodations, please contact:

Jeremy Shaw
Project Manager
San Francisco Planning Department
(415) 575-9135
jeremy.shaw@sfgov.org

Thursday, January 22

J 22, 6:30pm (music); 7:00pm, Report from Fukushima by Chieko Shina & The Militarization of Asia with Christine Hong

Resource Center for Non Violence
612 Ocean St.
Santa Cruz, C

Speakers:

Chieko Shiina, an anti-nuclear activist and organic farmer from Fukushima

Christine J. Hong, a professor at UCSC who has focused on the militarization in the Korean Peninsula

They will be speaking about the continuing danger or radioactive contamination at Fukushima and the growing militarization, repression and moves toward war in the Korean peninsula and Asia.

The contamination of the people of Fukushima and Japan continues. There is a growing epidemic of thyroid cysts and surgeries. The statistics are being covered up by the Japanese government.

Professor Christine Hong will discuss the growing repression and militarization in Korea and Asia threatens all people in the region. Professor Christine Hong will discuss these issues including the Jeju base, the repression of journalists and the crushing of opposition parties. The Korean government is also building nuclear plants in the country despite the opposition of the local communities.

There will also be an update on the struggle to close the Diablo Canyon Nuclear plant run by PG&E.

Suggested Donation $5 – 10 No one turned away for lack of funds!

Sponsored by No Nuke Action Committee , Santa Cruz Peace and Freedom Party, Additional Endorsers Welcomed

http://nonukesaction.wordpress.com/

Endorsed by

Info: Peace and Freedom Party Santa Cruz And other organizations For more information call (831) 688-8692 or (415)282-1908

Thursday, January 22

J 22, Thursday, 7:00pm, An Evening with Tom Ammiano

518 Valencia St (nr 16th St.)
SF

Tom Ammiano will offer reflections on his recent tour of duty in Sacramento, some perspective on the terrible times to come.

He was the first public school teacher in SF to make his sexual orientation a matter of public knowledge. He’s been on the SF School Board, has served on the SF Board of Supervisors and most recently has served on the State Assembly.

Sponsors: PDA – SF, Unitarian Universalist for Peace-SF,

Saturday, January 24

J 24, Saturday, 1:00pm, Protest and Confront the “Walk for Life” in San Francisco

Powell & Market Sts.
SF

Every year, the anti-abortion movement dominates the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade & mourns the legalization of abortion. This year WE’RE FIGHTING BACK!

In San Francisco on Saturday, January 24 we will take to the streets to challenge the “Walk for Life” organized by the anti-abortion, anti-women fanatics. 2014 saw another record year of TRAP laws and clinic closures. Now in 2015 Congress introduced a National Abortion ban on its very first day back in session.

We will NOT be silent in the face of hatred. We will NOT stay home as fascists parade through the streets. We will STAND UP for abortion rights, CONFRONT & DEFEAT this war on women!

Abortion on Demand & Without Apology
Women are NOT bitches, ho’s, punching bags, breeders or sex objects — Women are full human beings!

Sponsor: Stop Patriarchy

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/555602327909815/?notif_t=plan_user_associated

J 24, Saturday, 12Noon, Cages Kill, Protest on Deaths in Custody at Santa Cruz County Jail

Santa Cruz Clock Tower

At least 6 people have died in the county jail while in the hands of the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Department and California Forensics Medical Group (CFMG) since August 2012. In April 2013, Sin Barras organized a historic march and speakout, highlighting sheriff violence faced by people inside the County Jail that inspired the Santa Cruz County Grand Jury to investigate the jail’s deadly conditions.

In September 2014, the Grand Jury released its Final Report, which included recommendations to improve physical and mental health services in the jail. Nearly all of the research was met with utter denial from the Sheriff’s Department and CFMG, continuing a trend of disrespect for the community and confirming that they operate with little to no accountability.

Sin Barras is organizing a demonstration to demand immediate medical and safety measures be met to reduce harm faced by those presently incarcerated. We demand that the County Board of Supervisors cancel its contract with CFMG and refuse to participate in the current wave of county jail expansion. These deaths are an act of collective punishment against people who are most in need of aid, and who are consistently denied community-based resources and drug treatment. While we fight for immediate solutions, we do so with a commitment to dismantling the prison system once and for all, brick by brick, wall by wall.

The deaths in the jail are caused by the same pattern of unaccountability that recently allowed Officer Darren Wilson to walk free after killing Michael Brown. It is clear that our criminal justice system targets the most vulnerable members of this society: women, trans and queer people, people of color, people with disabilities, the poor, and the homeless.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1574151249488303/

Monday, January 26

J 26, Monday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, A Vigil for Ayotzinapa y Nuestros Normalistas: 4 Months and We’re Still Hoping.

Sproul Hall Steps
Berkeley, California 94720

January 26th will mark 4 months since the 43 normalistas from Ayotzinapa’s Escuela Normal Rural Raul Isidro Burgos were unlawfully shot at, taken from their families by municipal police, and given off to the Guerrero Unidos who still operate in the area.
122 days, since the families of these beautiful, rising teachers lost their beloved sons. Since that date, we have continuously seen the Mexican government lack the will to address this issue nationally and internationally. From the duration it took to arrest certain officials involved in this tragedy, ranging from gangsters and police officers, to the duration it took to find the Mayor of Iguala and his wife who went into hiding, and to even finally press charges against them, we have seen the world and those seeking to remain conscious become more enraged about the lack of government effort they have been receiving.
Our intentions are to create and provide a lit up space where we could update folks about what has happened since in Mexico and around the world and what needs to continue being done. Some representatives from Ayotzinapa might be coming up in February and a lot of other information has yet to unfold. It is hoped that this space is used as a space to express our personal political interpretations of what has been going on, and not as a space to grow the division between different groups of students who have been working towards raising greater awareness about this.
This will be a space to learn from one another and realize the greater Latin American political trend it continues signifying.

Info / Detail: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571092769798591/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

15
Jan

Reclaim King’s Legacy of Activism! (list of actions)

From APTP Spokescouncil ~ List of publicized actions – there are many actions that are not publicized

Reclaim King’s Legacy of Activism!

ACTIONS

January 16 – January 19

Article: “Shut It Down: Reclaiming the Radical Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr”. http://eastpointpeace.org/reclaimthelegacy//

Get ready for a full weekend of actions to Reclaim King’s Legacy, starting tomorrow at 7am!

Here are the Media and Messaging Guidelines:
This is our comprehensive strategy from the messaging working group. Regardless of your level of engagement in actions this weekend, there is a social media strategy you can plug into, so check it out! Also please make sure you’ve read the Action Guidelines and Principles, which lays out our agreements on tactics and conduct for participants.

We’ve listed the callouts for mass convergences that have been made below! Whether you are moving as an individual or an affinity group, please come support as many of these actions as you can!

Friday Jan 16

7:00 AM #BARTFriday Action on the Platform at Montgomery BART. Bring a metal spoon, phone, and be on time!!
11:30 AM Anti-Gentrification, Anti-StateViolence Shutdown, meet at Lake Chalet Restaurant; 1520 Lakeside Drive
8:30 PM Guerrilla Theater, meet @ Dolores Park. Wear Black. (PartyPatrol)

10:30 PM Rally at 16th BART Station. (PartyPatrol)

Saturday Jan 17

9:00 AM Berkeley City Council Forum “Police and Community”, Ed Roberts Campus (Disability & fat AG, fuck yeah!, DAFFY)
11:00 AM Spokescouncil meeting at OMNI

7:00 PM “Outdoor” action Meet at 50th and Telegraph. (36ST AG)

Sunday Jan 18

11:00 AM North Oakland Farmer’s Market (Bay Love)

12:00 PM Die-In at Oakland Walmart (Workers Against the System)
4:00 PM Grocery Store Action, gather at Rockridge BART Parking Lot (36ST AG)
5:00 PM Powell st BART Sleepout
7:00 PM FTP March at 14th and Broadway

Monday Jan 19

9:00 AM Unspecified action at West Oakland BART

11:00 AM MASS MARCH TO RECLAIM MLK DAY – Meet at Fruitvale BART

Please Note: there is one more spokescouncil in the middle of the weekend, on Saturday, where we can check in and do some more planning. Also, here is the link to APTP’s google calendar which tracks these and many more events.

LEGAL SUPPORT INFO:
The Hotline: 415-285-1011
Write it down, maybe on your arm!

For questions, training, to arrange legal observers for an action, etc, please email: reclaimMLKlegal@gmail.com

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/632827553487864/

15
Jan

MLK SF Bay Area Calendar for Events

Actions from Jan. 16 – Jan 19.

To reclaim King’s Legacy of ACTIVISM and RESISTANCE! (96 hrs before MLK Day – Jan. 19th)

Article: “Shut It Down: Reclaiming the Radical Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr”. http://eastpointpeace.org/reclaimthelegacy/
Thank you to Rising Roots for this calendar of events for the SF Bay Area.
Please check the site for the actions that you are interested in for updates.

UPDATED CALENDARS for the coming WEEKEND OF ACTION and beyond (There are things as early as today!)

#ShutItDown Anti Police-Terror Calendar (SF Bay Area):

https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=68pdcjhtndvmg3f3c31r90cooc%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FLos_Angeles

The SpokesCouncil Facebook page is also a good place to stay informed: https://www.facebook.com/events/632827553487864/

Get ready for 96 hours of action in the Bay Area
#SHUTITDOWN #BLACKLIVESMATTER CALENDAR (sf bay area)
google.com

12
Jan

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Monday, January 12

J 12, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Meeting, Bay Area Spokescouncil for MLK Weekend

First Presbyterian Church of Oakland
2619 Broadway (at 27th Street)
Oakland

: : : : : : Reclaiming King’s Legacy : : : : : :

“This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Note:

Actions are being planned by affinity groups from Jan. 16 – Jan 19. To reclaim King’s Legacy of activism! If you don’t have an affinity group you may be able to connect with others for actions.

Jan. 19, Monday, 11:00 am. Large march in Oakland

Schedule of remaining meetings. Before your first meeting, please make sure to attend an orientation!

- Monday Jan 12th, 6pm meeting, First Presbyterian Church, 2619 Broadway
- Wednesday Jan 14th, 6pm orientation, 7pm meeting, OMNI Commons
- Saturday Jan 17th, 11am meeting, OMNI Commons,

Sponsors: * The Anti Police-Terrorism Project is a project of the ONYX Organizing Committee in coalition with individuals and organizations like The Alan Blueford Center for Justice, Healthy Hoodz, Community Ready Corps, Idriss Stelly Foundation and more

Info / Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/632827553487864/?pnref=story

J 12, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Occupy Forum: President of the Board of Trustees, San Francisco City College, John Rizzo and other surprise guests!​

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

CCSF trustees lost their power in 2013, when Robert Agrella was named a special trustee following the decision by the Accrediting Commission for Community

and Junior Colleges to revoke the school’s accreditation the following year. In July, Agrella’s position was reinstated through July 8, 2015.

CCSF remains open and fully accredited as it awaits a judge’s decision next month following a trial over ACCJC’s alleged unfair evaluations of the school.

Separately, CCSF will find out, likely in January, whether it will qualify for restoration status, which would give it two more years to meet accreditation requirements.

Find out what has ensued since the big push to keep City College open to the public.

Tuesday, January 13

J 13, Tuesday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Call Attention to Park & Recreation Department Plans to ASTROTURF the Beach Chalet Fields At Golden Gate Park (Action Council has endorsed the Save GG Park from ASTROTURF project)

SF City Hall Steps (Polk St. side)
SF

Gather at City Hall to call attention to the Recreation and Park Department’s plans to astroturf the Beach Chalet fields in Golden Gate Park.

The Department and the Board of Supervisors continue to ignore mounting evidence of the toxicity of the sbr rubber chips to be used as infill in the project. We will be wearing hazmat masks (supplied) to emphasize the danger to the children and other athletes who will be using these fields.

It is not too late to modify the plans for the project, including a non-hazardous infill or even better to restore the fields to natural grass with proper drainage and buried wire netting to exclude gophers. Nothing will happen in the bureaucracy without a public outcry so we intend to demonstrate at City Hall weekly until they get the message.

KPIX 2 news report 1/4/2015
“New Bill Calls for Study of Crumb Rubber Turf Safety”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeqeCLjCodY&feature=youtu.be

Info: Coalition to Protect Golden Gate Park 415.823.9743

 

J 13, Tuesday, 1:00pm, Close Guantanamo NOW! Prosecute All the Torturers! Fire, Disbar and Prosecute John Yoo!

UC Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall)
Western entrance plaza
Bancroft at College Ave
Berkeley

1:00pm Sharp!!

PROTEST with the World Can’t Wait, the National Lawyers Guild Committee Against Torture, Code Pink, and others Tuesday, January 13
1:00 PM sharp: press conference and speak-out – Followed by a march

Guantanamo Still Open After 13 Years? Close it Now!

It is soul-wrenching to think that thirteen years after the first hooded, shackled, brutalized prisoners stepped through the hellhole gates of Guantanamo, the U.S. government still maintains this illegal off-shore prison. Defenders of the rendition-and-torture program forged under Bush and Cheney – and continued under Obama – have recently had to face a new wave of worldwide condemnation as the Senate Intelligence Committee report has revealed the criminal nature of that program (and we bear in mind that the public has still only seen a summary, not the report itself). Does the cry for “accountability” ring louder now? People of conscience have protested the crimes of the torture program for years. But now this demand is back in the headlines, and the “look forward, not backward” refusal to prosecute a single war criminal seems to face new challenges. Even the New York Times is calling for prosecution, naming defendants from Cheney on down thru Yoo and Addington, Tenet and Rodriguez. Torture is again a kind of watershed, a dividing line: are you for it, or against it?

And we cannot separate the call for accountability for the waterboarding, the sadism and brutality of “rectal rehydration” and the deliberate freezing people to death, the physical and mental torture driving some into loss of sanity, and others to the heroic defiance of hunger strikes — not to mention the purported “suicides”that reek of official cover-up and lies – from the grim fact that Guantanamo is still open for business.

UC Berkeley Law School shelters the Torture Lawyer John Yoo, the former vice president’s accomplice and agent of descent into the ‘dark side’. When students receive instruction in how to evade the law, we have every reason to challenge the administrators responsible. Accountability is essential if systemic threats to the rule of law are to be corrected.

A delegation of conscience will arrive at Boalt Hall to deliver letters and a National Lawyers Guild petition bearing 2,500 signatures demanding that John Yoo be taken out of his job teaching law to the next generations of lawyers and judges. Join us.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1078408755518162/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 

J 13, Tuesday, 3:00pm, Protest New Anti-Homeless Law and Urban Assault Vehicle (Santa Cruz)

Santa Cruz City Council
809 Center St.
Santa Cruz

PROTEST CITY HALL TO DEMAND:
No Worsened Banishment Law for the Homeless in Santa Cruz!
Repeal Approval of the Cop’s New Urban Assault Vehicle!
Repeal All Anti-Homeless Laws

On December 9th the Santa Cruz City Council approved the acquisition of a new fully armored urban assault vehicle. In response, protesters shut city hall down. The total listed price is supposed to be $251,000. This is part of the federal government’s current $3 billion dollar per year project to militarize local police forces through grants from the Department of Homeland Security. This latest military acquisition fits with the Obama Administration’s stated goal of militarizing police forces across the country. As austerity, low wages, racism, and foreign wars devastate much of the American working class, the U.S. ruling class is not spending money to ameliorate these problems; instead they are preparing for war on America’s poor, people of color, and working class in general.

On January 13th, the Santa Cruz City Council is scheduled to approve the final adoption of an amendment to its existing anti-homeless banishment ordinance. That amendment will make the existing law far worse. Both the local chapter of the ACLU and the Homeless Person’s Legal Assistance Project have declared the law unconstitutional.

Details / Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/377910239000830/)

 

J 13, Tuesday, 5:00pm, Stop the Walmart Super Center!

Rohnert Park City Hall
130 Avram St
Rohnert Park, CA

For five years, a Sonoma county coalition of labor, environmental and community organizations have halted a proposal by Walmart to expand its existing Rohnert Park store to become a super center. Presently, there are no Walmart Supercenters in the North Bay, including Marin, Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Now the Rohnert Park City Council is set to approve or stop Walmart’s expansion plan at their last hearing on January 13th.

Please join North Bay Jobs with Justice, Sonoma County Conservation Action, Sierra Club, North Bay Organizing Project and other groups in opposing the Walmart super center.

RSVP /Info / Share: https://www.facebook.com/events/365057890342102

 

J 13, Tuesday, 6:00pm, San Francisco Says NO to KXL (Rally)

San Francisco State Department Office
235 Pine St.
San Francisco

Tomorrow, people all across the country will rally against the Keystone “game over for the climate” XL pipeline.

Now that the Nebraska Supreme Court has cleared the way for President Obama to make a final decision, we need to make sure that this national day of action is huge – so please invite your friends and family to join us tomorrow.

Join fellow activists and organizers from CREDO and Rainforest Action Network on January 13th at 6 PM to tell President Obama to reject Keystone XL — now. We’ll have a short, powerful rally to let President Obama know that progressives in the Bay Area are demanding an immediate rejection of Keystone XL.

Congress is doing Big Oil’s bidding, the Nebraska Supreme Court has passed the buck, and so it’s up to President Obama to take the next step by rejecting the pipeline once and for all.

Sponsor: CREDO & Rain Forest Action Network

Info: https://actionnetwork.org/events/vigil-to-stop-keystone-xl?source=direct_link&

 

J 13, Tuesday, 6:00pm, First Mission Nightwalk of 2015

24th Mission BART (southwest corner)
SF

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.
Too many of our neighbors have been killed, injured, or sent to prison for needless bloodshed. 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 private citizens or gangs or law enforcement.

Our quiet but important presence on the streets continues with the first Nightwalk of 2015.

Look for us, the folks with the signs, at the southwest corner of 24th Street BART!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/368573559981592/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

J 14, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL

Montgomery and Market – on the steps below Senator Feinstein’s office
(directly above Montgomery BART/MUNI Station), SF

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

and others for our weekly PEACE VIGIL .

At the huge PEACE banner at Montgomery and Market.

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

Additional signs provided.

Stand (or sit) with us

Everyone’s welcomed!

NO to DRONES

NO to Military Intervention and Bombing of SYRIA & IRAQ

NO to WAR

Rain Cancels

Friday, January 16

J 16, Friday, 7:00am (sharp), BART Friday: NO BUSINESS AS USUAL

Montgomery BART Station
SF

Meet on the platform at Montgomery BART station. Be on time and bring a metal spoon.

On BART Friday, we demand:

1. Drop charges and ransom against the Black Friday 14

2. Disband the BART police

3. Restitution for the people: Low-income ticket discounts

“This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.”
– Martin Luther King

There is a state-sponsored war on Black lives in the United States and people across the country are demanding that it comes to an end. As long as it remains business as usual to gun down Black women, men and children in the streets of this country, there will be no business as usual anywhere or for anyone.

Sponsor: BART Friday

Info / RSVP / Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/684891331631587/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

 

J 16, Friday, 8:45an – 9:30am, BAY AREA LAWYER DIE-IN

California Supreme Court
350 McAllister St.
SF

Assemble 8:45am

Action to start promptly at 9:00am

BAY AREA LAWYER DIE-IN FOR RACIAL JUSTICE

The Bay Area legal community (attorneys, legal staff, law students, professors, and allies) are invited to participate in a “Die-In” calling for an end to the use of excessive force, police brutality, and racial profiling in communities of color. This direct action is in response to recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the killing of unarmed civilians, Mr. Eric Garner, Mr. Michael Brown, and Mr. John Crawford. Their deaths and the subsequent grand jury decisions represent a fundamental failure of our justice system. This action is in solidarity with national protests to affirm that Black Lives Matter.

As representatives of the legal community, we are sworn to uphold the law and provide leadership in our communities. During this moment of crisis, we refuse to be silent witnesses to racial inequality and injustice perpetuated by the legal system we are a part of. We can and must do better. This action is a symbol of our commitment to demand and bring about change that is long overdue.

We call on the Bay Area legal community and all allies to join us.

This will be a peaceful demonstration.

Rain or shine!

Those who are unable to lay down due to disability or for another reason are encouraged to participate in a manner most comfortable for them
Attire: Business attire encouraged, but not required. All are welcome.

Sponsors and participants include: Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and National Lawyers Guild-San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/395379607305157/

 

J 16, Friday, 6:30pm Sensible Cinema: In Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “At the River I Stand”

Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin St
SF

Film is described as an eloquent and powerful work of history. It reconstructs the two eventful months that transformed a local strike by Memphis Sanitation Workers into a national confrontation that drew MLK to Memphis and his death.

It’s a riveting portrait of the gift and determination of ordinary people.that will inspire viewers to rededicate themselves to the fight for racial and economic justice.

Discussion to follow with retired Afro-American Professor George Wright

Sponsor: UU-UNO & Green Committee

Info: Melvin at 415-539-6284

Saturday, January 17

J 17, Saturday, 11:55am, Berzerkeley Planting Brigade

2000 Allston Way,
Berkeley, CA 94704
right around the corner from the Downtown Berkeley BART station

let’s replant Berkeley with non-GMO non-herbicide poisoned beneficial plants. Soil at the post office is ready to plant!!

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

J 17, Saturday, 3:00pm – 8:00pm, East Oakland March for Justice for Mike Brown

Fruitvale BART Station
3401 E. 12th Street
Oakland

Gather: 3:00pm

March: 4:00pm

East Oakland March for Justice for Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and All Victims of Racist Police and ICE Attacks

Fruitvale BART Station (3400 International Blvd, Oakland)

Like Ferguson, East Oakland, CA is a community with a strong history of fighting for justice against racist police attacks as well as for the rights and dignity of undocumented immigrant communities. Our movement is strongest when we are taking mass, militant, direct action in the streets.

March on the MLK Day weekend to demand: Jail Darren Wilson and Reject the Grand Jury Decision! Jail the Killer Cops! Drop Charges Against All Protesters! Stop racist attacks by police and ICE on black, Latina/o and other minority communities! No more second-class treatment and no more deportations! Create More Jobs and Educational Opportunities! Down with the New Jim Crow–Down with the Police State!

All supporters are welcome. Bring signs, banners, and be ready to make lots of noise. Our voices will be heard!

BAMN: Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary bamn.co

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/400384346783043/

Monday, January 19

J 19, Monday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00pm. Reclaiming Kings Legacy: A Jobs & Economy March for the People

Fruitvale Station Plaza (Fruitvale BART)
8th Street Oakland
Oakland

Gather 11:00 am

March: 12 Noon

Check site for updates / changes!
“Equality demands dignity. And dignity demands a job and a paycheck that lasts through the week.”

“When you have mass unemployment in the Negro community it’s called a social problem. When you have mass unemployment in the white community it’s called a depression”
“We refuse to believe the bank of justice is bankrupt”
— Martin Luther King, Jr—–

Article: “Shut It Down: Reclaiming the Radical Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr”. http://eastpointpeace.org/reclaimthelegacy/

Join the Anti Police-Terrorism Project (APTP) for a MLK day march that reclaims the spirit of King and celebrates his legacy of resistance!

We will gather Fruitvale BART Station Plaza at 11 AM. There will be performances, speakers, resource booths, face painting, crafts and more!

This is a family-friendly event and a celebration of King’s legacy, Black Lives and the struggle for social justice.

The march will begin at 12:00 pm and the route will include areas in Oakland that are currently in development or are proposing development with clear demands to stem the tide of gentrification, end the push out of Black and Brown residents, replace high-rise plans with affordable housing, local-hiring practices and an immediate end to police violence in our communities.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/696231220495340/?ref=notif&notif_t=plan_user_invited

Tuesday, January 20

J 20, Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Report from Fukushima by Chieko Shiina

BFF Fellowship Hall
1924 Cedar Street,
Berkeley, CA 94709

Suggested Donation $5 – 10 No one turned away for lack of funds!

Chieko Shiina, an anti-nuclear activist and organic farmer from Fukushima, Japan. She will be speaking in Berkeley about the present situation for the children and people of Fukushima as well as the growing repression of anti-nuclear activists and rise of militarization including the introduction of the Abe administration of secrecy laws. She has been fighting to get emergency healthcare to the residents. Chieko and others have also They are organizing against the restart of Japan’s remaining 50 nuclear plants, which the Abe government wants to restart with the support of the United States.

The contamination of the people of Fukushima and Japan continues. Children and families are getting sick. There is a growing epidemic of thyroid cysts and surgeries. The statistics are being covered up by the Japanese government.

Additionally, Shunichi Tanaka, the chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority is preparing to release thousands of tons of contaminated radioactive water into the Pacific ocean.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201412130042

This will be lethal to life in the oceans! It will reach California and the entire Pacific rim.

The Abe government in power is continuing to tell the Japanese people that they can “overcome” radiation, and that they can de-contaminate Fukushima.

Sponsored by No Nuke Action Committee

http://nonukesaction.wordpress.com/

Co-Sponsored by

BFFU Social Justice Committee

www.bfuu.org/events/social-justice

For more information call 510-495-5952=

Wednesday, January 21
J 21, Wednesday, 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Mourning in America for DEMOCRACY – A March & Rally in SF

3:30 meet at corner of Market & Montgomery (Montgomery St. BART) –

March to 4:30 Rally at the US District Court Building, 450 Golden Gate Ave (near Civic Center BART)

Join our New Orleans style funeral march and rally on the fifth anniversary of the DEATH of DEMOCRACY by the Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” decision allowing special interests and big donors to strangle democracy. Flyer at http://tinyurl.com/MourningInAmerica-SF

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3:30-4:30 Spirited 1.3 mile march begins at the corner of Market and Montgomery (Montgomery BART) with hiphop artist for change, Khafre Jay, inspiring all to action. The march will be led by effigies of the 5 Supreme Ct. Justices followed by New Orleans style music. A coffin with Uncle Sam will be carried to the rally. Wear black. Black armbands will be handed out. Some signs will be available and bring your own. The march ends up at the rally.

4:30-5:30 The rally will be led by a revival-style MC with speakers including: Tom Ammiano, popular former SF Assemblyman and Supervisor; former Richmond Mayor, Gayle McLaughlin who stood up to Chevron and won; Andres Soto, KPFA talk show host; David Braun “CA Against Fracking”; Bill McKibben, 350.org Leader on live audio and more in the works.

Music and street theater too!

Sponsors/endorsers include: the Money Out! People In! coalition (MOPI), 99 Rise, Common Cause, Courage Campaign, California Clean Money Campaign, Money Out Voters In(MOVI), MoveOn Councils, Move to Amend, Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center, Public Citizen, Represent.us, Solar Justice Alliance, Sunflower Alliance

Info / RSVP / Share: https://www.facebook.com/events/1573116702922919/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

J 21, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, CCSF General Assembly Meeting

Mission Campus, Rm 154
1125 Valencial St. (nr. 22nd St.)
SF

The CCSF Coalition will hold a General Assembly organizing meeting of City College of SF students, faculty, classified staff & community to fight against downsizing of public education Latest is the administration closing of the Civic Center Campus

Update on attacks on the CCSF non-credit programs, response to Judge Karnow’s imminent ruling, attacks on diversity, the cancellation of the construction of the Performing Arts Center and the proposal to arm the campus police.

Sponsor: Save CCSF Coalition

Info: www.saveccsf.org

J 21, Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Community Meeting to Discuss Development of Balboa Reservoir

Lick-Wilmerding High School Cafeteria,
755 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco CA 94112

San Francisco Planning, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development invite you to community meeting to discuss the development of the Western Portion of Balboa Reservoir.
RSVP: Click here to RSVP. The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are not mandatory, but helpful to ensure we have enough materials and food.

Lick-Wilmerding High School is ADA accessible. For language assistance or disability accommodations, please contact us with your request at least three business days in advance.

The western portion of the Balboa Reservoir is part of San Francisco’s Public Land for Housing program. The City invites community members to learn about development possibilities and help identify public amenities for this large undeveloped site.

Please join us, we want to hear from you!

If you would like to continue to receive information about the Balboa Reservoir Project, please sign-up here for email updates. For additional information about the project, visit http://www.sf-planning.org/BalboaReservoir.

For questions, language assistance or disability accommodations, please contact:

Jeremy Shaw
Project Manager
San Francisco Planning Department
(415) 575-9135
jeremy.shaw@sfgov.org

Thursday, January 22

J 22, 6:30pm (music); 7:00pm, Report from Fukushima by Chieko Shina & The Militarization of Asia with Christine Hong

Resource Center for Non Violence
612 Ocean St.
Santa Cruz, C

Speakers:

Chieko Shiina, an anti-nuclear activist and organic farmer from Fukushima

Christine J. Hong, a professor at UCSC who has focused on the militarization in the Korean Peninsula

They will be speaking about the continuing danger or radioactive contamination at Fukushima and the growing militarization, repression and moves toward war in the Korean peninsula and Asia.

The contamination of the people of Fukushima and Japan continues. There is a growing epidemic of thyroid cysts and surgeries. The statistics are being covered up by the Japanese government.

Professor Christine Hong will discuss the growing repression and militarization in Korea and Asia threatens all people in the region. Professor Christine Hong will discuss these issues including the Jeju base, the repression of journalists and the crushing of opposition parties. The Korean government is also building nuclear plants in the country despite the opposition of the local communities.

There will also be an update on the struggle to close the Diablo Canyon Nuclear plant run by PG&E.

Suggested Donation $5 – 10 No one turned away for lack of funds!

Sponsored by No Nuke Action Committee , Santa Cruz Peace and Freedom Party, Additional Endorsers Welcomed

http://nonukesaction.wordpress.com/

Endorsed by

Info: Peace and Freedom Party Santa Cruz And other organizations For more information call (831) 688-8692 or (415)282-1908

Thursday, January 22

J 22, Thursday, 7:00pm, An Evening with Tom Ammiano

518 Valencia St (nr 16th St.)
SF

Tom Ammiano will offer reflections on his recent tour of duty in Sacramento, some perspective on the terrible times to come.

He was the first public school teacher in SF to make his sexual orientation a matter of public knowledge. He’s been on the SF School Board, has served on the SF Board of Supervisors and most recently has served on the State Assembly.

Sponsors: PDA – SF, Unitarian Universalist for Peace-SF,

Saturday, January 24

J 24, Saturday, 1:00pm, Protest and Confront the “Walk for Life” in San Francisco

Powell & Market Sts.
SF

Every year, the anti-abortion movement dominates the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade & mourns the legalization of abortion. This year WE’RE FIGHTING BACK!

In San Francisco on Saturday, January 24 we will take to the streets to challenge the “Walk for Life” organized by the anti-abortion, anti-women fanatics. 2014 saw another record year of TRAP laws and clinic closures. Now in 2015 Congress introduced a National Abortion ban on its very first day back in session.

We will NOT be silent in the face of hatred. We will NOT stay home as fascists parade through the streets. We will STAND UP for abortion rights, CONFRONT & DEFEAT this war on women!

Abortion on Demand & Without Apology
Women are NOT bitches, ho’s, punching bags, breeders or sex objects — Women are full human beings!

Sponsor: Stop Patriarchy

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/555602327909815/?notif_t=plan_user_associated

 

J 24, Saturday, 12Noon, Cages Kill, Protest on Deaths in Custody at Santa Cruz County Jail

Santa Cruz Clock Tower

At least 6 people have died in the county jail while in the hands of the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Department and California Forensics Medical Group (CFMG) since August 2012. In April 2013, Sin Barras organized a historic march and speakout, highlighting sheriff violence faced by people inside the County Jail that inspired the Santa Cruz County Grand Jury to investigate the jail’s deadly conditions.

In September 2014, the Grand Jury released its Final Report, which included recommendations to improve physical and mental health services in the jail. Nearly all of the research was met with utter denial from the Sheriff’s Department and CFMG, continuing a trend of disrespect for the community and confirming that they operate with little to no accountability.

Sin Barras is organizing a demonstration to demand immediate medical and safety measures be met to reduce harm faced by those presently incarcerated. We demand that the County Board of Supervisors cancel its contract with CFMG and refuse to participate in the current wave of county jail expansion. These deaths are an act of collective punishment against people who are most in need of aid, and who are consistently denied community-based resources and drug treatment. While we fight for immediate solutions, we do so with a commitment to dismantling the prison system once and for all, brick by brick, wall by wall.

The deaths in the jail are caused by the same pattern of unaccountability that recently allowed Officer Darren Wilson to walk free after killing Michael Brown. It is clear that our criminal justice system targets the most vulnerable members of this society: women, trans and queer people, people of color, people with disabilities, the poor, and the homeless.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1574151249488303/