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Occupy SF  ~ 3rd Convergence happen!

 

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Nov

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please note that last Sunday Action Council endorsed two actions (see below)

At this Sunday’s meeting Casey will be meeting with us regarding the FED RESERVE – 101st Anniversary on Dec. 23.

Next Meeting

Sunday, November 23, 2014

2:00pm – 4:00pm

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

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPDATE: FERGUSON, MO, GRAND JURY DECISION

Emergency Response (from World Can’t Wait)

Should the Ferguson Grand Jury exonerate police officer Darren Wilson we will BART to 14th and Broadway, Oakland (12th Street Oakland Civic Center BART) to join the Stop Mass Incarceration Network <http://www.stopmassincarceration.net/> 4:00pm action.

San Francisco – Meet-up at 3:00 pm on the day a decision is announced (or the next day if the announcement comes after 4 PM)

United Nations Plaza, at the fountain (Market Street between Hyde and 7th, San Francisco), for a short rally before boarding BART. Wear orange to identify yourself… we will march as a contingent into the Civic Center Station.

Time subject to change! Check https://www.facebook.com/events/316716461849844/

Operation Ghetto Storm <http://www.operationghettostorm.org/> urges that we widen our lens to expose that Ferguson, like most low-income Black and Brown communities, is a colonized community under siege.

We call for justice for Michael Brown and all victims of police violence!
If you hear of further actions, please call or text Michael at 415-215-7575 and I’ll send info out.

Friday, November 21

N 21, Friday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Haight Ashbury Peace Vigil

Corner of Masonic & Fell Streets (Golden Gate Park Panhandle)
SF

Haight Ashbury Peace Vigil. Friday, November 21, and the third Friday of each month, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, at the corner of Masonic and Fell in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle, San Francisco. Everybody welcome! We will have signs, candles, music and snacks. Stay for the whole two hours or for just five minutes.

N 21, Friday, 6:30pm, Occupation of Alcatraz 45th Anniversary with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Bill Means, and Others

518 Valencia St.
SF

November 20th will mark 45 years since 89 Native Americans, led by activist Richard Oakes, seized control of Alcatraz island for nearly two years. The Occupation of Alcatraz was a historic spark that catalyzed the burgeoning American Indian Movement in the late 1960s.

Join Center for Political Education and the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) on November 21st in commemorating and learning from this historic moment with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of the recently released book, “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.” In this highly acclaimed book, Dunbar-Ortiz decolonizes American history and challenges the founding myth of the United States.

Roxanne will be joined by William “Bill” Means (Oglala Lakota), co-founder and board member of IITC and veteran of Wounded Knee; and Kris Road Traveler Longoria, another veteran of the occupation.

Opening blessing by Alcatraz veteran, Kris Longoria (Caddo Nation and Cheyenne Arapaho) (URBANREZLIFE).
Mariposa will be the MC for this event.

Suggested Donation of $5-$10 at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds. This event is alcohol and drug free.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/726490684094595/

 

Saturday, November 22 & Sunday November 23

N 22, Saturday & N 23 Sunday, 9:30am, Earth At Risk 2014 Conference

Palace of Fine Arts
3301 Lyon St
San Francisco, CA 94123

some of the world’s preeminent strategists in environmental defense, social justice, and grassroots activism will come together to share their insights and speak toward ONE goal: crafting game-changing responses to address the converging crises we face. Species extinction, racism, sexual warfare, deforestation, global warming, corruption — all stem from the same root.

For too long environmentalism has hinged on conformity to capitalism and the status quo. For too long social justice work has capitulated to this profoundly abusive culture. We may live on an EARTH AT RISK – but with this great challenge comes a GREAT OPPORTUNITY. This is your struggle, whether you acknowledge it or not. Will you sit on the sidelines as the world burns?”

Featuring four hugely important global activists: African-American author Alice Walker, Indian physicist-ecologist Dr. Vandana Shiva, journalist Chris Hedges and author/philosopher Derrick Jensen. This is not a conference to miss, if you can help it!

For more details, please visit the Fertile Ground Environmental Institute website or the Event Schedule here.

Saturday, November 22 – November 26

N 22 Saturday – N 26 Wednesday, American Indian Movement International Conference “Climate Change Affects All My Relations”

San Francisco City College – Mission Campus
1125 Valencia St. & 22nd St (nr. 24th Street BART)
SF

AIM-WEST is host to the American Indian Movement (AIM) International Conference, celebrating its 42nd anniversary in San Francisco, November 22-26, 2010. Please check the website www.aimwest for additional locations and activities during the week…

The theme for this year’s annual gathering is “Climate Change Affects All My Relations!”. The conference will focus on Land, Sovereignty and Self-Determination for all Indigenous peoples

information: http://www.aimovement.org/moipr/AIMnovMtg.html

Contact: Antonio Gonzales 415-577-1492

The AIM conference is webcast daily on www.earthcycles.net

 

Sunday, November 23

N 23, Sunday, 10:00am , Rally Change The Name: Protest Racism in Sports November 23rd, 2014 @ 10: 00 AM (Endorsed by AC)

Levi’s Stadium
4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way
Santa Clara

Grassroots Indigenous Organizations to Hold March and Rally for Respectful Representation of Indigenous Peoples. The protest and news conference will coincide with the controversial Washington NFL team’s game versus San Francisco 49ers.

Schedule:
8:00am - Prayer Gathering @ Ulistac Natural Area (Occupied Ohlone Territory); 4901 Lick Mill Blvd, Santa Clara, CA
9:30 am – March to Levi’s Stadium; 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, CA
10:00am – Rally @ Levi’s Stadium; 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, CA

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/717520081661514/

N 23, Sunday, 11:00am – 1:00pm, STOP TOXIC TURF – Leafleting (Endorsed by Action Council)

Meet outside of:

McLaren Lodge
501 Stanyan St (nr. Fell St.)
SF

The Beach Chalet Soccer Fields bulldozing has begun. It will be about a year before the toxic “recycled” shredded tires are layerd on the ground. Education is needed in our community on the toxicity of this substance. There is still time to stop this.

Protect Golden Gate Park and people from Action Council will be leafleting and bannering on Sunday.

All are welcomed to join us and learn more about this campaign.

Info: www.protectggp.org

 

N 23, Sunday, 3:30pm – 4:30pm, Protest Airbnb’s Takeover of San Francisco

Fort Mason
SF

Join the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project and Eviction Free San Francisco in protesting the Airbnb takeover of San Francisco. Airbnb, laughably, claimed it creates “affordable housing” (for those lucky enough to have spare space). Meanwhile, Airbnb does not want to pay past due hotel taxes to a fund which actually does help create affordable housing. The new legislation will not help mediate the eviction epidemic in our city, which is only amplified by abuses made in the so-called sharing economy. Airbnb has bought our politicians so we are on our own to make our disapproval heard.

Airbnb is hosting its first Airbnb Open on November 21–23, 2014. Held at Fort Mason Center. Ironically, the event is now closed. It is intended to “empower successful hosting with a program that educates, inspires and celebrates our hosts.” More here: http://blog.airbnb.com/airbnb-open-2014-san-francisco/

Join us at 3:30 on Sunday the 23rd as we make it known that San Francisco is not for sale, and that the battle to save our homes is far from over.

Sponsor: Anti-Eviction Mapping Project & Eviction Free San Francisco

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/448446991969287/

Monday, November 24

N 24, Monday, 9:30am, BAAQMD – People Needed at Stationary Source Committee Meeting

BAAQMD, 7th floor
939 Ellis Street
SF

URGENT! Turnout Needed @ BAAQMD on Monday

We’re hearing rumblings of heavy oil industry lobbying on refinery policy at the air district, potentially squashing anything good that comes to the Stationary Source Committee Monday.

They will also be giving a presentation on flaring in response to the many concerns voiced over Tesoro’s recent (and massive) flaring, not to mention the pulsing orange skies over the refinery that have been seriously freaking out refinery neighbors. If you’re frustrated by BAAQMD’s slow and feeble response on this, please call for air district staff to leave the comfy confines of their office to meet with people in Martinez.

Most of all, we need to make sure the air district understands that we’re going to hold them to the refinery clean-up resolution they adopted, and that we expect a transparent process. Right now, it seems there are oily fingerprints all over the hallways from frequent visits for closed door meetings.

Info: From Ruthie EJ/Occupy

 

Wednesday, November 26

N 26, 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

NO to DRONES

NO to Military Intervention and Bombing of SYRIA & IRAQ

NO to WAR

Rain Cancels

 

Thursday, November 27

N 27, Thursday, 4:15 am Indigenous Peoples’ Annual Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering

Alcatraz Island
San Francisco ** Ohlone Territory

PIER 33 – Ticket office opens at 4:15 AM, boats run from 4:45 – 6:00 AM. Tickets $14, children under 5 free. Wheelchair accessible. Advance tickets: http://www.alcatrazcruises.com/website/sunrise-gathering.aspx

Ohlone welcome; presenters on current and past Indigenous Peoples’ struggles to defend human rights, sovereignty, Treaties, sacred sites and traditional lands; Drummers, Aztec and Pomo dancers.

Absolutely NO drugs or alcohol of any kind. Smoking only in designated areas. No sales permitted.

Simulcast on KPFA 94.1 FM and online at http//www.kpfa.org

Commemorating IITC’s 40 years of work for the rights and recognition of Indigenous Peoples, 1974 – 2014

Sponsor: The International Indian Treaty Council presents

Info contact Rochelle Diver (rochelle@treatycouncil.org) or Mayra Mendoza (mayra@treatycouncil.org) at (415) 641-4482

 

Friday, November 28 (Black Friday)

N 28, Friday, 9:30am – 11:30am, Walmart vs. the World: Putting one of the worst Climate Criminals on trial

Walmart Richmond – Hilltop Mall Rd.
1400 Hilltop Mall Rd.
Richmond, CA

Walmart’s war on workers is a war on the planet and the people who depend on it. Join us on Black Friday as we condemn Walmart as one of the planet’s worst climate criminals, destroying land and life from Richmond to Bangladesh. We’ll stand side-by-side with Walmart workers organizing for $15/hr, full-time work, and the respect they deserve.

Political theatre, DJs, food, and hands-on art.

Organized by Movement Generation and Climate Workers in solidarity with OUR WALMART BAY AREA BLACK FRIDAY!. For more information, contact Brooke Anderson at 510-846-0766 or brooke@movementgeneration.org.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/463234607149173/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 

N 28, Friday, 11:45am – 1:45pm, Bay Area Women in Black Annual Vigil and March

Powell Street BART Station

Bay Area Women in Black will hold its annual Black Friday march and vigil in San Francisco on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.

Theme is “Who Profits from our Holiday Purchases” and will focus on the BDS movement and US military aid to Israel.

Please dress in black and meet at the Powell Street BART Station at 11:45 am. Signs will be provided + other pertinent signs are welcome. SFPD will escort us as we march to Union Square for a silent vigil and return to the BART station at around 1 pm.

See contact info: http://www.bayareawomeninblack.org

ON GOING
STOP the PRIVATIZATION of OUR POST OFFICE – 24/7 Occupation Overnight protesters are welcomed to hold our common space!

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

This is a 24/7 protest!

With the imminent threat of a sale, First They Came for the Homeless has moved from Staples to the downtown Post Office, with support from Berkeley Post Office Defenders. Come take a stand against the privatization of our commons. Music and other activities are in the offing.

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.

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

17
Nov

ANNOUNCEMENTS for Mon17Nov2014

UPDATE: FERGUSON, MO, GRAND JURY DECISION LIKELY SOON. As of 1:00pm Nov. 17th Gov. of MO. declared a “State of Emergency”

Emergency Response (from World Can’t Wait)

Should the Ferguson Grand Jury exonerate police officer Darren Wilson we will BART to 14th and Broadway, Oakland (12th Street Oakland Civic Center BART) to join the Stop Mass Incarceration Network <http://www.stopmassincarceration.net/> 4:00pm action.

San Francisco – Meet-up at 3:00 pm on the day a decision is announced (or the next day if the announcement comes after 4 PM)

United Nations Plaza, at the fountain (Market Street between Hyde and 7th, San Francisco), for a short rally before boarding BART. Wear orange to identify yourself… we will march as a contingent into the Civic Center Station.

Time subject to change! Check https://www.facebook.com/events/316716461849844/

Operation Ghetto Storm <http://www.operationghettostorm.org/> urges that we widen our lens to expose that Ferguson, like most low-income Black and Brown communities, is a colonized community under siege.

We call for justice for Michael Brown and all victims of police violence!
If you hear of further actions, please call or text Michael at 415-215-7575 and I’ll send info out.

Monday, November 17

N 17, Monday, 11:00 am, Defend Democracy! End the State Takeover Bring Back Our Locally Elected Board ! – CCSF

DeAnza College, Hinson Campus Center Rooms A and B
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA

**CARPOOSL: Leave Chasing Lions Cafe at the CCSF, Multi-Use Building (MUB) on Ocean Campus at 10:15 am**

Rally 11:15 am
Meeting 12:00 pm

The California Community College Board of Governors – led by State Chancellor Brice Harris – will consider a plan to delay the return of CCSF’s elected Board of Trustees until July 2016, despite the fact that all grounds for the state takeover fell apart in court testimony and in public statements made my Chancellor Harris!
.Join Save CCSF and AFT 2121 for a rally before the meeting and public comment at the meeting to demand the immediate return of our elected board. Let them know we want our democracy back!
..

Cars will return between 2 and 4 pm. If you have a car, please bring it, since we want to make sure nobody gets left behind

. you can watch it live: http://www.3cmediasolutions.org/

.Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/700719056710837/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 

N 17, Monday, 3:30pm, In Solidarity with Martinez (and the Climate) – Make Public Comment on Phillips 66 land use permit

30 MUIR ROAD
MARTINEZ, CA

The Zoning Administrator will consider a LAND USE PERMIT application from PHILLIPS 66.

Come to make Public Comment on Phillips 66 land use permit.
Phillips 66 would bring in Tar Sands, ignore safety and emissions impact in Rodeo, and significant air pollution, water pollution and safety impacts everywhere on the rails.

The Phillips 66 refinery wants to get their permit approved which will allow them to bring in Tar Sands, ignore safety and emissions impact in Rodeo and admits significant air pollution, water pollution and safety impacts everywhere on the rails.

Their project is also heavily centered around the increase of propane, and there is already data that shows how explosive the Phillips 66 refinery can be and it’s impact in the area.

Public Comment is very powerful and one of the best ways to put on record how you and our community demands safety, clean air and water and the right to live without fear of explosion immense environmental pollution.

Please join environmental groups like the Sierra Club, C.R.U.D.E, C.B.E, Sunflower Alliance, and community members from Richmond, to speak out.

Info/Questions/ Carpools: Ratha Lai, Email: ratha.lai@sierraclub.org / Tel 510-848-0800

 

N 17, Monday, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, David Rovics in Concert on the Berkeley Post Office Steps

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

David Rovics is a great, revolutionary folk singer of songs of social significance.

Come and hear him play a set in our common space, the Post Office!

24/7 Occupation continues on the steps of the post office to stand against the privatization of our commons.

Info: electionamend@gmail.com

N 17, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm OccupyForum Presents: Film: The Black Road – on the Front Lines of Aceh’s War –

(followed by discussion with Billy Nessen)

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

Billy Nessen first travelled to Aceh in 2001, as a print journalist. He had no plans for a film, but recorded footage which he intended to sell to television networks.

Nessen began to visit General Bambang Darmono, the leader of the Indonesian military in Aceh. Gaining his trust, Nessen was able to obtain information and shooting opportunities unavailable to most journalists. During this period he fell in love with a trusted military translator, Sya’diah Syeh Marhaban, a spy for the separatist movement. They worked together, extracting sensitive information from General Darmono. As his collection of footage grew, Nessen thought of making a film, which would become The Black Road.

Nessen and Marhaban were married in Aceh. Only a few days after the wedding Nessen’s best man, a human rights activist, was kidnapped and murdered by Indonesian security forces. It became clear to Nessen that the independence movement was supported by the majority of the Acehnese. As his personal experiences began to influence him, he too began to support the GAM. He went to live on the front lines with the rebels many times, travelling between General Darmono and the guerrillas in secret.

In total, Nessen spent more than a year with the GAM before the military discovered what he was doing. He was hunted and almost killed by the Indonesian military, which accused him of espionage. After being ordered to stop reporting from rebel-held areas, Nessen spent weeks running from the authorities. After many near-death experiences, he turned himself in to the military and was imprisoned for forty days. He was deported to Singapore and banned from entering Indonesia for a year, a ban that has been renewed each year since 2004.

Tuesday, November 18

N 18, Tuesday, 12 Noon, Ellis Act Eviction Protest at Historic Rube Goldberg Building

194 Gough St.
SF

Come help fight the eviction of Jazz vocalist Jacqui Naylor and pianist Art Khu, and Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Consortium, Beverly Upton and Public Library employee, Dave Hill. Building owner, Ken Hirsh of Brownstone Investments, is currently using the Ellis Act to evict the two families from their homes of twenty-five years.

Host: Eviction Free San Francisco

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/750403588348219/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 

N 18, Tuesday 12Noon – 1:30pm, STOP THE CALTRANS WILLITS BYPASS

Army Corps of Engineers,
1455 Market St.,
San Francisco

Join Pomo Indians, AIM, & Earth Defenders for a Protest in SF

On Tuesday, Native Americans, including direct descendants of the Pomo peoples who once populated the Little Lake Valley (Mendocino Co.) where Caltrans is currently building an oversized freeway bypass, will join environmental groups and AIM to protest the desecration of archaeological sites and destruction of wetlands.

The Army Corps as the permitting agency, has the authority to down-size the project, sparing both wetlands and many archaeological sites. Instead, they have stone-walled the Pomo representatives’ attempts to engage in government-to-government consultations.

Scores of protests at the construction site in Willits have included over 50 civil disobedience arrests, but Caltrans continues to violate permits, the law and all good sense. Some archaeological sites have been documented and fenced off by Caltrans, but are still slated to be destroyed by being permanently graded and buried under the bypass as currently designed, and more are “discovered by bulldozer” all the time.

The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians’ Resolution for government consultation can be found at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/07/14/18758603.php

Contact: Karen 510-548-31112

 

N 18 Tuesday, 1:00pm, Shut Diablo Canyon Nuke Opportunity! – State Water Board Hearing (Sacramento)

Cal/EPA Building
1001 – I Street
Sacramento

Arrive before 1 pm to sign up to speak on Agenda Item 12 – Cooling Towers at Diablo Canyon.

* From the World Business Academy, Safe Energy Project, Santa Barbara:

PG&E must stop killing sea life – either build cooling towers or SHUT DOWN DIABLO CANYON!

PG&E has requested that the California State Water Resources Board (Water Board) allow them an unprecedented exemption for their lack of cooling towers at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. They’re saying the towers would be too expensive to build. But independent experts (along with the California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission) have concluded that this is not so, and that cooling towers can and should be built. (For more info, click here).

Please let the Water Board know how you feel about all that hot water cooking the bay. Diablo Canyon’s antiquated OTC system draws in about 2.5 billion gallons of water a day and discharges hot water back into the ocean, killing more than one billion young fish and other species annually. The power plant is responsible for nearly 80% of all OTC ocean water withdrawals in California. Don’t let PG&E gut the state’s water and marine protection policy.
We may be able to force the Water Board to close Diablo just on this basis, let theWater Board that we’re hot to close Diablo.

For agenda / info contact: cynthia_papermaster@yahoo.com

Contact: cynthia_papermaster@yahoo.com to join carpools to Sacramento or to join the “No Nukes” train from the Bay Area.

 

N 18, Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Veterans and the Prison Industrial Complex

SF Main Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St
SF

For many veterans, returning home does not dictate the end of their experiences from the war as parts of it come back with them leading to post traumatic stress syndrome. It has been stated that a certain number of veterans suffering from mental health issues will invariably end up in jail or prison. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics in 2004 noted that nearly one in 10 inmates in US jails had served in the military. Today advocates fear that unless they receive proper support, the number of veterans ending in jail or prison will continue to increase. Factors of unemployment, substance abuse, mental health issues, and a shortage of adequate counseling send these veterans into the criminal justice system.

Adrian James, Roland Holmes, and Henry White from the San Francisco Community of Veterans Engaged in Restoration (COVER) program will lead our panel discussion on the topic of incarcerated veterans. They will share their unique experiences with the military, returning home, and their transition to the civilian life.

The San Francisco Public Library and Associated Students Inc. at San Francisco State University present this program in association with Cal Humanities statewide initiative, War Comes Home/CalReads.

 

Wednesday, November 19

N 19, 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

NO to DRONES

NO to Military Intervention and Bombing of SYRIA & IRAQ

NO to WAR

Rain Cancels.

N 19, Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Native American Veterans

SF Main Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St.
SF

According to National Congress of American Indians, Native Americans serve in the military at higher rates than any other group. Currently more than 24,000 active duty military members are American Indian/Alaska Native. However, even if they represent the largest group, Native veterans are the single most underserved group of veterans of the American armed forces. Geographical distances present challenges for many of these veterans to access resources and programs not only for compensation and pensions, but for economic and educational benefits as well. Native veterans have on average a household income of less than $10,000 a year and nearly 60 percent are unemployed. They are less likely to own their own home than other veterans.

Join our panelists to discuss these issues and others, and learn about the impact of military service on their lives and communities.

The San Francisco Public Library and Associated Students Inc. at San Francisco State University present this program in association with Cal Humanities statewide initiative, War Comes Home/CalReads.

 

N 19, Wednesday, 7:00pm, Capitalism vs. the Climate: Naomi Klein on the Need for a New Economic Model to Address the Ecological Crisis

Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA

Join the Northern California System Change not Climate Change chapter in watching the film interview of Naomi Klein by Amy Goodman from Democracy Now (September 18, 2014).
After the film we will discuss her ideas and her recent book, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING, by Naomi Klein.

From http://thischangeseverything.org:

“Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better.”
In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth.

 

Thursday, November 20

N 20, Thursday, 4:00pm, Dia de Acción por #Ayotzinapa

Chelsea Manning Plaza (Justin Herman Plaza)
1 Market St.
SF

On November 20th, thousands of people across Mexico and around the world will take action to demand justice for the 43 students from #Ayotzinapa. The case of the 43 normalistas highlights the key role that the repressive and corrupt State of Mexico plays in the killing of the 43 which has been repeated a hundred times over through out all Mexico for years now. ¡Fue el Estado!

Let’s continue to put the pressure on the Mexican government, build solidarity with the social movements in Mexico and raise awareness here in the US where the mainstream media has largely ignored the protest due to the fact that US elites have close ties with the EPN government and military.
Recommended to wear black and bring candles.

Info/RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/963615640332968/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

 

N 20 Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm , State of the City Forum #6: Gentrification and Our Most Vulnerable Citizens

Modern Times Bookstore Collective
2919 24th Street
SF

Our final panel of 2014 in our popular discussion series on gentrification issues concerns our city’s most vulnerable population: The people who live homeless—or one step away from it—on the streets of San Francisco. How can we better protect our children, seniors, disabled and veteran population during this unprecedented period of hyper-gentrification? With Jennifer Friedenbach of the Coalition on Homelessness, plus a very special guest author and additional advocates to be announced soon. Moderated and curated by Denise Sullivan
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/592004670903700/

 

Sunday, November 23

N 23, Sunday, 10:00am , Rally Change The Name: Protest Racism in Sports November 23rd, 2014 @ 10: 00 AM (endorsed by AC)

Levi’s Stadium
4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way
Santa Clara

Grassroots Indigenous Organizations to Hold March and Rally for Respectful Representation of Indigenous Peoples. The protest and news conference will coincide with the controversial Washington NFL team’s game versus San Francisco 49ers.

Schedule:
8:00am – Prayer Gathering @ Ulistac Natural Area (Occupied Ohlone Territory); 4901 Lick Mill Blvd, Santa Clara, CA
9:30 am – March to Levi’s Stadium; 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, CA
10:00am – Rally @ Levi’s Stadium; 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, CA

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/717520081661514/

 

Saturday, November 22 & Sunday November 23

N 22, Saturday & N 23 Sunday, 9:30am, Earth At Risk 2014 Conference

Palace of Fine Arts
3301 Lyon St
San Francisco, CA 94123

some of the world’s preeminent strategists in environmental defense, social justice, and grassroots activism will come together to share their insights and speak toward ONE goal: crafting game-changing responses to address the converging crises we face. Species extinction, racism, sexual warfare, deforestation, global warming, corruption — all stem from the same root.

For too long environmentalism has hinged on conformity to capitalism and the status quo. For too long social justice work has capitulated to this profoundly abusive culture. We may live on an EARTH AT RISK – but with this great challenge comes a GREAT OPPORTUNITY. This is your struggle, whether you acknowledge it or not. Will you sit on the sidelines as the world burns?”

Featuring four hugely important global activists: African-American author Alice Walker, Indian physicist-ecologist Dr. Vandana Shiva, journalist Chris Hedges and author/philosopher Derrick Jensen. This is not a conference to miss, if you can help it!

For more details, please visit the Fertile Ground Environmental Institute website or the Event Schedule here.

 

N 23, Sunday, 11:00am – 1:00pm, STOP TOXIC TURF – Leafleting (Endorsed by Action Council))

McLaren Lodge
501 Stanyan St (nr. Fell St.)
SF

The Beach Chalet Soccer Fields bulldozing has begun. It will be about a year before the toxic “recycled” shredded tires are layer on the ground. Education is needed on the toxicity of this substance. There is still time to stop this.

Protect Golden Gate Park will be leafleting and bannering on Sunday. All are invited to join us and learn more about this campaign

Info: www.protectggp.org

 

Friday, November 28 (Black Friday)

N 28, Friday, 9:30am – 11:30am, Walmart vs. the World: Putting one of the worst Climate Criminals on trial

Walmart Richmond – Hilltop Mall Rd.
1400 Hilltop Mall Rd.
Richmond, CA

Walmart’s war on workers is a war on the planet and the people who depend on it. Join us on Black Friday as we condemn Walmart as one of the planet’s worst climate criminals, destroying land and life from Richmond to Bangladesh. We’ll stand side-by-side with Walmart workers organizing for $15/hr, full-time work, and the respect they deserve.

Political theatre, DJs, food, and hands-on art.

Organized by Movement Generation and Climate Workers in solidarity with OUR WALMART BAY AREA BLACK FRIDAY!. For more information, contact Brooke Anderson at 510-846-0766 or brooke@movementgeneration.org.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/463234607149173/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 

ON GOING
STOP the PRIVATIZATION of OUR POST OFFICE – 24/7 Occupation Overnight protesters are welcomed to hold our common space!

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

This is a 24/7 protest!

With the imminent threat of a sale, First They Came for the Homeless has moved from Staples to the downtown Post Office, with support from Berkeley Post Office Defenders. Come take a stand against the privatization of our commons. Music and other activities are in the offing.

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.

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

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Next Meeting Sun16Nov2014

Occupy SF

~ ACTION COUNCIL ~

Next Meeting

Sunday, November 16, 2014

2:00pm – 4:00pm

UNITE / HERE (Local 2)

215 Golden Gate Ave

(Nr. Civic Center BART)

San Francisco

 

Meeting of Media Working Group

**come learn how to use / post on SF’s AC’s website etc.**

Bring your laptops, phones etc. & Questions Free WiFi

1:00pm – 2:00pm

(before Action Council)

Elmiras Rosticceria 

154 McAllister
SF

http://elmirasf.com/

Websites:

OccupySF Action Council: http://occupyactionsf.org

OccupySF: http://occupysf.org

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Announcements for Fri14Nov2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPDATE:

Emergency Response after Grand Jury Announcement RE: Michael Brown case (from World Can’t Wait)

Should the Ferguson Grand Jury exonerate police officer Darren Wilson we will BART to Oscar Grant Plaza in Oakland, 14th and Broadway to join the Stop Mass Incarceration Network <http://www.stopmassincarceration.net/>  action.

Meet-up at 3:00 pm on the day a decision is announced  

United Nations Plaza, at the fountain  (Market Street between Hyde and 7th, San Francisco), for a short rally before boarding BART. Wear orange to identify yourself… we will march as a contingent into the Civic Center Station.

Time subject to change! Check https://www.facebook.com/events/316716461849844/
Operation Ghetto Storm <http://www.operationghettostorm.org/> urges that we widen our lens to expose that Ferguson, like most low-income Black and Brown communities, is a colonized community under siege.

We call for justice for Michael Brown and all victims of police violence!

 

Friday, November 14

N 14, Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Youth of El Salvador: Fighting to Make Migration an Option Not a Necessity

Saturday, November 15

 N 15, Saturday, 9:00am – 3:30pm, Fruitvale, Florida, Ferguson and Beyond | Fruitvale, Florida, Ferguson y Más Allá

N 15, Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm, Howard Zinn Book Fair -A celebration of People’s History: Past, Present and Future.

 N 15, Saturday, 12 Noon,   March and Protest for Mexico

N 15, Saturday, 2:00pm – 9:00pm  The Revolutionary Poets Brigade Presents: OVERTHROWING CAPITALISM – a Symposium in Dialogue and Song

Sunday, November 16

N 16, Sunday, 2:00pmMemorial Service for Ted

Monday, November 17

N 17, Monday, 11:00 am, Restore Democracy! Bring Back the Board of Trustees! – City College of San Francisco

N 17, Monday, 4:00pm – 5:00pm,  David Rovics in Concert on the Berkeley Post Office Steps

Tuesday, November 18

N 18, Tuesday, 12 Noon, Ellis Act Eviction Protest at Historic Rube Goldberg Building

N 18, Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Veterans and the Prison Industrial Complex

Wednesday, November 19

N 19, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6::30pm, Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL

N 19, Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Native American Veterans

Thursday, November 20

N 20, Thursday, 4:00pm, Dia de Acción por #Ayotzinapa

N 20 Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm , State of the City Forum #6: Gentrification and Our Most Vulnerable Citizens

Sunday, November 23

N 23, Sunday, 10:00am , Rally Change The Name: Protest Racism in Sports November 23rd, 2014 @ 10: 00 AM (endorsed by AC)

Friday, November 28 (Black Friday)

N 28, Friday, 9:30am – 11:30am,  Walmart vs. the World: Putting one of the worst Climate Criminals on trial

ON GOING

STOP the PRIVATIZATION of OUR POST OFFICE – 24/7 Occupation Overnight protesters are welcomed to hold our common space!

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

This is a 24/7 protest!

With the imminent threat of a sale, First They Came for the Homeless has moved from Staples to the downtown Post Office, with support from Berkeley Post Office Defenders.  Come take a stand against the privatization of our commons.  Music and other activities are in the offing.

Demands:

-That the USPS stop sales proceedings on the People’s Property at2000 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.

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

RE:  Announcements / Postings:

When submitting an announcement please provide:

(1) Name of Event / Program, Date, Time

(2) Place / Address

(3) Brief description / Summary

(4) Contact info for more info of event – website or Facebook page or email address or telephone number

Please do not forward fliers or lengthy announcements etc. and expect info to be extracted.

Individual announcements have been posted for actions and updates that AC has endorsed or issues that AC has participated / worked on.

You are always welcomed to post on the OccupySF Action Council site under comments: http://occupyactionsf.org (scroll down the page – on right side under comments to submit.

 For details click and scroll down

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Meeting Notes from Two Sundays

Meeting Notes from Sunday November 9, 2014

 

Present: Jeffrey, Maria, Melvin, Yolanda, Bob, George, Pirate Mike, Barry, Adrienne

Facilitator: Bob

Notes: Adrienne

Welcome Home George and Pirate Mike!

NOTICE:

                    Meeting of Media Working Group

  ***come learn how to use / post on SF’s AC’s website etc.***

                Bring your laptops, phones etc. & Questions Free WiFi

                     Sunday, November 16, 2014

            1:00pm – 2:00pm (before Action Council)

                  Elmiras Rosticceria 

                 154 McAllister
SF

http://elmirasf.com/

George –

Shared insights from trip to Turkey and Crimea

Crimea –

– People are happy to be part of Russian Federation

-Non-violent  change over; Russia did not seize Crimea as mainstream media alludes to.

The question is: How much will it cost Russia to pay for Crimea?

-It’s about oil

Pirate Mike

Thoughts from traveling  around US

-Attended townhall meetings, anti-fracking events, Ferguson,

-Class is a big issue

-Occupy needs to plug into more radical movement

-After travels Pirate more supportive of “Diversity of Tactics”

-Communications – suggesting a “Chat-Path” on Facebook – use and subvert it

Reports

  Maria – reported on BART action with Coalition of Homelessness – quite a few ‘occupiers’ participated. Good action

Bob – TPP action with Bay Area Light Brigade

Discussions / Actions

  Proposal: Clark requested that AC endorse the Nov. 23rd protest of Indigenous Organizations “Change The Name: Protest Racism in Sports.”

Action: – one stand aside; all others in support of proposal

Michael Brown

-Response after Ferguson Grand Jury announcement?

Jeffrey – contact ANSWER, SMS, Oscar Grant Cmte.

Bob – contact World Can’t Wait and  Chuck regarding Bayview

Discussion

   Moral high ground

Diversity of Tactics

Question of Violence

–          past Occupy actions where violence took place. Many occupiers actually left the demonstrations when this started happening

–          Outsiders seen starting the violence in two separate occasions

Police departments nationally are being militarized.

Communications

AC website needs to be utilized more.

George will be available on Nov. 16th before AC meets to help people navigate site and can also give people access codes for posting

(info provided above)

Reminder – AC does not have a secretary

 Regarding Announcements / Postings:

When submitting an announcement please provide:

(1) Name of Event / Program, Date, Time

(2) Place / Address

(3) Brief description / Summary

(4) Contact info for more info of event – website or Facebook page or email address or telephone number

Please do not forward fliers or lengthy announcements etc. and expect info to be extracted.

Individual announcements have been posted for actions and updates that AC has endorsed or issues that AC has participated / worked on.

You are always welcomed to post on the OccupySF Action Council site under comments: http://occupyactionsf.org (scroll down the page – on right side under comments to submit.

 

Meeting Notes from Sunday November 2, 2014

Present: Jeffrey, Bob, Nick, Rodger, Sarah, Maria Julianna, Arielle, Adrienne

Minutes by Adrienne – send corrections to afong@jps.net

Coalition on Homelessness – Nick

 Information on November 8th BART protest.

–          fliers circulated

–          History of BART police. About two weeks ago they announced that they are cracking down on sleepers.

-BART gates are closed when BART closes each night.

–          Police commission has no authority over BART authority

–          ACLU and Lawyers Guild aware – aware

–          “Obstruction of passageway

–          Coalition doing work in the Mission

–          Human Rights Advocacy / Human Bill of Rights

Western Regional Advocacy Project

-organizes on West Coast

Availability of SF Shelter beds = 1150 in city  / 6000 homeless, 250 are homeless families

Only 2 – 24hr shelters in the city

   Proposal:  That OccupySF Action Council endorse the Coalition on Homelessness BART action

Action:     All present AGREED

Donation of $30.00 also given from the “kitty” – private donations also given

Sign making on Thursday for Saturday’s demo. (will be in announcements)

REPORTS

Save the Berkeley Post Office – Stop the Privatization

November 1st Rally / Action

-good presence; intergenerational – Save the Post Office people, Strike Debt and First They Came for the Homeless.

-24/7  Occupation of post office started by “First They Came for the Homeless….”

99Rise Saturday – Nov. 1st

Presence on Powell & Market St. – gathering for petition (Money Out of Politics) – AC folks did participate

Bay Area Light Brigade – Nov. 1st Overpass Acton.

    – Free Yazidi Slaves – participation by AC folks.

-Done at overpass into SF where Saturday traffic is slow.

-Affective visual; good tool to raise awareness.

Zim Block the Boat for Palestine

  Rally & March – no Zim boat docked at the Port of Oakland

-About 200 – 250 people

-Speeches were benign

-No mention of group that blocked the Zim boat in September

-AC position is to support actions of both groups for the people ofPalestine

CCSF Update

-Trial ended on 10/31.

-Decision or another meeting  point to be made on December 9th

– Ms. Beano’s (Head of ACCJC) testimony conveyed that reports were altered – positive comments about CCSF by the “visiting team” were edited out .

–          Her husband was also a member of the ‘visiting team’

-Board of Governors meeting will be November 17th at Foothill College

-Under consideration is “Special Trustee with Extraordinary Powers”

Discussion of State and City Propositions that affect our Commons

   -Role of Occupy

– Prop. 47, Prop G, Prop H & I Prop 1

Change of Meeting

   -Consider meeting twice a month through holidays with option to revisit.  No decision was made at this meeting.

 

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Nov

Nightime March calling for UC Divestment

fossil-free-cal.jpg

WHEN
November 12, 2014 at 9pm – 11pm
WHERE
South of UC campus
Bancroft Street at Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA
United States

 

The student group, Fossil Free Cal, will lead a nighttime march around the south side of the Berkeley campus. The march starts at 9 PM at the corner of Telegraph and Bancroft.

The action aims to send a clear message to UC Regents that a growing number of students and faculty support full divestment from companies involved with processing, transporting or marketing natural gas, oil, and coal.

Fossil Fuel Cal asks participants to bring whistles, pots, drums and signs. They want the Regents to hear the complaints rather than trying to ignore them.

Organizers plan a demonstration on campus the following day, Thursday, at noon, at Sather Gate. For more information, please email natt@vannucci.com, or wanessen@yahoo.com.

Visit Fossil Free Cal Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fossilfreecal

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/772154386186176/

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ANNOUNCEMENTS for Tue11Nov2014

NOTE: Oakland Emergency Response to Mobilize when Grand Jury decision is announced on the murder of Michael Brown – Day of verdict expected this week.
Meet at 14th & Broadway (Oscar Grant Corner) day of verdict – 5:00pm. Notice will be sent out.
We call for justice for Michael Brown and all victims of police violence!

Tuesday, November 11

N 11, Tuesday & N 12, Wednesday, 7:00am – 7:00pm, California Nurses Strike at Kaiser! (Community Picket Tuesday- 11:00am – 3:00pm)

Kaiser San Francisco
2425 Geary Blvd., SF

Please join nurses to call on Kaiser to respect nurses and protect our patients on November 11th and 12th as 18,000 nurses from around California go on strike to call for Kaiser to put patients before profits. Kaiser is making $12 million a day in profit and holding onto $21.7 Billion in reserve funds, yet refuses to set proper Ebola safety protocols and training with optimal personal protective equipment, is dangerously short staffing units, and closing and combining of units that are putting patients and nurses at risk.

Please stand with nurses next week to tell Kaiser to Respect Nurses and Protect Patients! For more info on why the nurses are striking,

Schedule of pickets in San Francisco Bay Area hospitals & beyond: http://www.nationalnursesunited.org/pages/4604/

Info: http://www.nationalnursesunited.org/press/entry/talks-stall-as-strike-nears-for-18000-kaiser-rns/

N 11, Tuesday, 12 Noon – 2:00pm, Monthly 9/11 Vigil

Powell & Market St. – in front of the GAP
SF

N 11, Tuesday, 3:00pm – 4:00 pm,– STOP JAPANESE GOVERNMENT FROM OPENING NUKE PLANTS – Speak-Out

SF Japanese Consulate
275 Battery St.
SF

Monthly Rally Japanese Consulate / Press Conference

People will speak out about the plants to restart the Sendai nuclear plant. The Japanese government which now runs TEPCO which was responsible for the meltdown at Fukushima. The government with pressure from the US government and politicians wants to re-open all more that 40 nuclear plants.
This criminally dangerous action is a threat not only to the people of Japan but the world. Another major earthquake could lead to more meltdowns and further massive contamination.

There is already a growing number of thyroid cancer surgeries which the government of Japan is keeping a secret. They have passed a new secrecy law that will criminalize those who are getting information out about the Fukushima meltdown.
It is time for all people to speak out against the restarting of nuclear plants in Japan and for the evacuation of children and families in Japan.
.

NO to nuclear power plants, energy and bombs. No More Fukushimas!

For more information
http://nonukesaction.wordpress.com/Sponsor: No Nukes Action Committee

N 11, Tuesday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, San Francisco 99% Coalition Meeting Election Analysis Featuring Barry Hermanson of Green Party

Unitarian Universalist Center – Martin Luther King Rm
1187 Franklin Street/corner Geary Blvd
SF

“Election Results: The Ugly, the Bad, and the Good!” Barry Hermanson

6- 6:30 PM: Potluck Dinner (pizza provided, other food dishes welcomed!)
6:30 – 7:25: Meeting

7:30 – 9:00 Program
Speaker: Barry Hermanson, prior candidate for public office and knowledgeable analyst of current trends locally and nationally.

Info: www.sf99percent.org

N 11, Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Demonstration in Solidarity with the People of Kobane- downtown Berkeley

Downtown Berkeley BART
2160 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA

Join us in solidarity with the people of Kobane and their struggle to hold on to their city, their lives, and their livelihoods. Please gather Tuesdays at 6 p.m. to 8pm to show your support of the Kurdish resistance forces’ efforts to prevent one of the worst human rights travesties of our times. Stop ISIS!
ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or Daesh is a jihadist group that has taken over large areas of Iraq and Syria, committing atrocities of killing residents and foreigners they have taken as hostages, and selling women and children.

Kobane is a Syrian town near the Turkey border that has become a symbol of resistance to invading jihadists.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1552902908277338/?notif_t=plan_edited

N 11, Tuesday, 7:00pm, Peace, Labor and Human Rights in Colombia

2969 Mission St.
SF

Featuring 2 Colombian activist:

July Henriques- Human Rights Lawyer with Fundacion Lazos de Dignidad (FLD) and Expert on Political Prisoners

Gustavo Gallardo – Internationa Relations Director for Marcha Patriotica, President of FLD

Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition and Task Force on the Americas are sponsoring this event part of the 2014 International tour event on the issue of human rights for the people of Colombia. Colombia’s people have suffered death squad terror and repression against trade unionists, journalist and other activists.

According to the UN, almost 3,000 trade unionists have been killed since 1986.

Come to the community meeting to learn more

Sponsor: Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition

Info: info.balasc@gmail.com

N 11, Tuesday, 7:00pm Hear “unhired” Palestinian-American Professor STEVEN SALAITA SILENCING PALESTINIAN VOICES ON CAMPUS

La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave in Berkeley

Tickets: $10 general/ $5 students

As bombs rained down on the people of Gaza this past summer, Palestinian-American Professor Steven Salaita shared his outrage and horror about the Israeli assault, via Twitter. Then as he prepared to move his family and start his new job as a tenured professor in American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois, Salaita was abruptly “unhired” — after wealthy donors who objected to his “Tweets” pressured the university to keep him out. The U. of Illinois action is part of a concerted effort by right-wing wealthy groups and individuals to silence the speech of those fighting for justice for Palestine.

Info/RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/905634839466717/

Wednesday, November 12

N 12, Wednesday, 9:30am – Rally / 10:00am – Hearing Retail Worker Bill of Rights Rally & Hearing!

City Hall, SF
Polk St steps & Room 250

Corporate retailers’ abusive scheduling practices are causing a crisis of underemployment and instability for the people that serve our food, stock our shelves and sweep our floors. Scheduling practices affect how much the barista who makes our morning latte takes home in pay, whether or not they receive health benefits, and their ability to balance life and work.

San Francisco can set a ground-breaking new standard for full-time hours and fair schedules by passing the Retail Worker Bill of Rights. Help us pass this bill by joining our rally, speaking at the hearing and sending an email to the Board of Supervisors

Info: Jobs with Justice

N 12, Wednesday, 12 Noon – 1:00pm, BadHoneywell says “Apple, Sever your Ties with Honeywell International!” part 2

Apple Store, SF
One Stockton St.
SF

As our nation continues to bomb heavily in Iraq and Syria and as drone strikes around the world continue to kill innocent people, it’s imperative that we refuse to be complacent.

We must keep up the pressure on the war profiteers like Honeywell that are driving these policies.

Boycott/Divest Honeywell International, Inc. will be returning to the Apple Store in downtown San Francisco to challenge Apple’s complicity in Honeywell’s war crimes. Join us if you can’t stand to be silent while Apple, a company whose products pervade our life, cooperates with and contributes to the profits of Honeywell International, one of our nation’s most egregious corporate drivers of militarism.

Info/RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1502771283342962/

N 12, Wednesday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, Save CCSF Coalition General Assembly Meeting

CCSF
Ocean Campus – Arts Extension Room 217
SF

Please come to help organize for the Board of Governors meeting on November 17th to say the STWEP MUST GO!

 

N 12, 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

NO to DRONES
NO to Military Intervention and Bombing of SYRIA & IRAQ
NO to WAR

Rain Cancels.

N 12, Wednesday, 9:00 pm, UC Fossil Fuels / We See Climate Change – Nighttime March

Telegraph & Bancroft (corner – at edge of campus)
Berkeley

Student group Fossil Free Cal is going to be leading a nighttime march around the South Side of the UC Berkeley campus.
The march aims to send a clear message to the UC Regents that a movement against their continued investment in fossil fuel companies is coming. Climate change is taking its toll on the planet and having a disproportionate impact on those least able to protect themselves. That being said, the Regents have shown no desire to stop investing in the big oil, coal, and natural gas producing and extracting companies.

Fossil Free Cal wants students and the community to bring their whistles, pots, drums, megaphones, and signs, so that the Regents can actually HEAR our complaints instead of continuing to ignore us.

Sponsor: Fossil Free Cal

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/772154386186176/

Thursday, November 13

N 13, Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, What’s Next? Post-Election Analysis and Forum

Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission St.
SF

San Francisco is in crisis. What will this election mean for working class families and communities of color struggling to stay in this city? What’s next for us as progressives and our future efforts? Join us for this critical discussion.

Panelists:
Neva Walker: San Francisco Rising and ED of Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth
Tim Redmond: Editor of 48hills
Emily Lee: Families for an Affordable SF and Chinese Progressive Association Action Fund
Mike Casey: President of UNITE HERE Local 2
Moderated by Mario Yedidia, Coordinator of SF Rising

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/723789444363820/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

Friday, November 14

N 14, Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Youth of El Salvador: Fighting to Make Migration an Option Not a Necessity

CCSF – Mission Campus, Room 109
1125 Valencia St.
SF

Join a youth worker from El Salvador’s revolutionary government in a discussion about how young people in El Salvador are addressing the root causes of forced migration through youth participation, community action and violence prevention.
Featuring: Alba Santana Director of Social, Environmental and Cultural Inclusion of the National Youth Institute of El Salvador.

Event also on Saturday, N 15, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Corazon del Pueblo. 4814 International Blvd.
Oakland

Sponsored by Bay Area CISPES 415-503-0789

Saturday, November 15

N 15, Saturday, 9:00am – 3:30pm, Fruitvale, Florida, Ferguson and Beyond | Fruitvale, Florida, Ferguson y Más Allá

Laney College
900 Fallon St.
Oakland

Fruitvale, Florida, Ferguson y Más Allá:
Una Cumbre sobre la Eliminación de Criminalización Masiva en Oakland

A conversation with, by, and for Oakland students, youth, parents, teachers, and community members. Multiple workshops on know-your-rights, how to protect your children from incarceration, ending mass incarceration and deportation, testimonials from formerly incarcerated youth, and organizational resource fair.

Breakfast, lunch, and child care provided. Spanish/English translation available. FREE!

RSVP here, on www.parentstogether.org, or call Maria Dominguez 510-285-8245. Sponsorship and tabling opportunities still available.

Make a donation here: http://www.gofundme.com/f9p5qg.

Sponsors (partial list): Oakland Parents Together * Laney College Ethnic Studies Program * Youth Together * Pueblo Oakland * Black Organizing Project * Fellowship of Reconciliation * Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice * Love Not Blood Campaign * BYP100 Bay Area Chapter * Causa Justa Just Cause * Black Alliance for Just Immigration

N 15, Saturday, 12 Noon, March and Protest for Mexico

24th and Mission St., SF

Hundreds of people marched in anger late Saturday to the Presidential Palace in Mexico’s capital after the government announced that the 43 students who disappeared seven weeks ago in the state of Guerrero have been murdered.

A political crisis is unfolding for Peña Nieto’s government, who has done nothing to stem the wave of murders and remained silent for weeks in this latest massacre.

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

Sponsor: ANSWER; Info: 415-821-6545

N 15, Saturday, 2:00pm – 9:00pm The Revolutionary Poets Brigade Presents: OVERTHROWING CAPITALISM – a Symposium in Dialogue and Song

Emerald Tablet Gallery
50 Fresno Alley, [off Grant St near Broadway – North Beach]
SF

Poetry ~ Speakers ~ Music throughtout the day and launch of the new poetry anthology titled “Overthrowing Capitalism”

Free & Open to the Public

Speakers:

4pm – Kiilu Nyasha, Jerry Mander, Arnoldo Garcia

7pm – Tony Serra, Nancy Mancias, Sandy Perry

Including poetry of AC’s – Sarah M. and Yolanda C. amongst many more voices!!

Monday, November 17

N 17, Monday, 9:00 am, Tell Board of Governors to Reinstate CCSF Board of Trustees

Foothill-DeAnza Community College

The California Community College Board for Governors will be considering a plan that delays restoration of the CCSF Board of Trustees at least 18 months. We demand that they be immediately restored. Join us to let them know that the
(Special Trustee With Extraordinary Powers) STWEP MUST GO!
WRITE STATE CHANCELLOR LETTING HIM KNOW THAT STWEP MUST GO!

Chancellor Brice Harris
California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
1102 Q Street, Suite 4554,
Sacramento, CA 95811
.
If you can’t be at the next Board of Governors meeting (or even if you can), please write to State Chancellor Brice Harris about restoring CCSF’s Board of Trustees and tell him that the STWEP (Special Trustee With Extraordinary Powers) must go.
Be sure to include a request that he also publicly denounce the unnecessary and deeply flawed “Restoration Status.”

Tuesday, November 18

N 18, Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Veterans and the Prison Industrial Complex

SF Main Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St
SF

For many veterans, returning home does not dictate the end of their experiences from the war as parts of it come back with them leading to post traumatic stress syndrome. It has been stated that a certain number of veterans suffering from mental health issues will invariably end up in jail or prison. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics in 2004 noted that nearly one in 10 inmates in US jails had served in the military. Today advocates fear that unless they receive proper support, the number of veterans ending in jail or prison will continue to increase. Factors of unemployment, substance abuse, mental health issues, and a shortage of adequate counseling send these veterans into the criminal justice system.

Adrian James, Roland Holmes, and Henry White from the San Francisco Community of Veterans Engaged in Restoration (COVER) program will lead our panel discussion on the topic of incarcerated veterans. They will share their unique experiences with the military, returning home, and their transition to the civilian life.

The San Francisco Public Library and Associated Students Inc. at San Francisco State University present this program in association with Cal Humanities statewide initiative, War Comes Home/CalReads.

Wednesday, November 19

N 19, Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Native American Veterans

SF Main Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St.
SF

According to National Congress of American Indians, Native Americans serve in the military at higher rates than any other group. Currently more than 24,000 active duty military members are American Indian/Alaska Native. However, even if they represent the largest group, Native veterans are the single most underserved group of veterans of the American armed forces. Geographical distances present challenges for many of these veterans to access resources and programs not only for compensation and pensions, but for economic and educational benefits as well. Native veterans have on average a household income of less than $10,000 a year and nearly 60 percent are unemployed. They are less likely to own their own home than other veterans.

Join our panelists to discuss these issues and others, and learn about the impact of military service on their lives and communities.

The San Francisco Public Library and Associated Students Inc. at San Francisco State University present this program in association with Cal Humanities statewide initiative, War Comes Home/CalReads.

Thursday, November 20

N 20 Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm , State of the City Forum #6: Gentrification and Our Most Vulnerable Citizens

Modern Times Bookstore Collective
2919 24th Street
SF

Our final panel of 2014 in our popular discussion series on gentrification issues concerns our city’s most vulnerable population: The people who live homeless—or one step away from it—on the streets of San Francisco. How can we better protect our children, seniors, disabled and veteran population during this unprecedented period of hyper-gentrification? With Jennifer Friedenbach of the Coalition on Homelessness, plus a very special guest author and additional advocates to be announced soon. Moderated and curated by Denise Sullivan
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/592004670903700/

ON GOING

STOP the PRIVATIZATION of OUR POST OFFICE – 24/7 Occupation Overnight protesters are welcomed to hold our common space!

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

This is a 24/7 protest!

With the imminent threat of a sale, First They Came for the Homeless has moved from Staples to the downtown Post Office, with support from Berkeley Post Office Defenders. Come take a stand against the privatization of our commons. Music and other activities are in the offing.

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.

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

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(2) Place / Address

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Please do not forward fliers etc. and expect info to be extracted.

You are always welcomed to post on the OccupySF Action Council site under comments: http://occupyactionsf.org (scroll down the page – on right side under comments to submit.

Thank you for your commitment for a better world and for all that each of you do!

9
Nov

ANNOUNCEMENTS for Sun9Nov2014

Monday, November 10

N 10, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum Presents: Conversation with long-time activist Billy Nessen

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

Billy Nessen is a long-time activist, most recently working with UC Berkeley students (Fossil Free Cal) to demand the Regents divest from big oil, coal and natural gas.
He’s leader of the student anti-apartheid divestment movement at Berkeley in the ‘80s, will give us a history of the movements he’s been involved in, from the protests at the Concord Naval Weapons Station against shipping weapons to El Salvador to his role as a journalist who was captured in the E. Timor Independence Struggle.
Steve Jacobson of Earth First! and Occupy will interview Billy Nessen to help bring his work to light. We may also be seeing excerpts from Nessen’s film, The Black Road.
Occupy is being asked to join in a Nighttime March at Berkeley to end investment in fossil fuel on Wednesday, Novemeber 12th at 9 pm (See info under Nov, 12th announcement!

Tuesday, November 11

N 11, Tuesday, 12 Noon – 2:00pm, Monthly 9/11 Vigil

Powell & Market St. – in front of the GAP
SF

N 11, Tuesday, 3:00pm – 4:00 pm,– STOP JAPANESE GOVERNMENT FROM OPENING NUKE PLANTS – Speak-Out

SF Japanese Consulate
275 Battery St.
SF

Monthly Rally Japanese Consulate / Press Conference

People will speak out about the plants to restart the Sendai nuclear plant. The Japanese government which now runs TEPCO which was responsible for the meltdown at Fukushima. The government with pressure from the US government and politicians wants to re-open all more that 40 nuclear plants.
This criminally dangerous action is a threat not only to the people of Japan but the world. Another major earthquake could lead to more meltdowns and further massive contamination.

There is already a growing number of thyroid cancer surgeries which the government of Japan is keeping a secret. They have passed a new secrecy law that will criminalize those who are getting information out about the Fukushima meltdown.
It is time for all people to speak out against the restarting of nuclear plants in Japan and for the evacuation of children and families in Japan.

NO to nuclear power plants, energy and bombs. No More Fukushimas!
For more information
http://nonukesaction.wordpress.com/Sponsor: No Nukes Action Committee
N 11, Tuesday, 7:00pm, Peace, Labor and Human Rights in Colombia

2969 Mission St.
SF

Featuring 2 Colombian activist:

July Henriques- Human Rights Lawyer with Fundacion Lazos de Dignidad (FLD) and Expert on Political Prisoners
Gustavo Gallardo – Internationa Relations Director for Marcha Patriotica, President of FLD

Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition and Task Force on the Americas are sponsoring this event part of the 2014 International tour event on the issue of human rights for the people of Colombia. Colombia’s people have suffered death squad terror and repression against trade unionists, journalist and other activists.

According to the UN, almost 3,000 trade unionists have been killed since 1986.

Come to the community meeting to learn more

Sponsor: Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition
Info: info.balasc@gmail.com

N 11, Tuesday, 7:00pm Hear “unhired” Palestinian-American Professor STEVEN SALAITA SILENCING PALESTINIAN VOICES ON CAMPUS

La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave in Berkeley

Tickets: $10 general/ $5 students

As bombs rained down on the people of Gaza this past summer, Palestinian-American Professor Steven Salaita shared his outrage and horror about the Israeli assault, via Twitter. Then as he prepared to move his family and start his new job as a tenured professor in American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois, Salaita was abruptly “unhired” — after wealthy donors who objected to his “Tweets” pressured the university to keep him out. The U. of Illinois action is part of a concerted effort by right-wing wealthy groups and individuals to silence the speech of those fighting for justice for Palestine.

Info/RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/905634839466717/

Wednesday, November 12
N 12, Wednesday 12 Noon – 1:00pm, BadHoneywell says “Apple, Sever your Ties with Honeywell International!” part 2

Apple Store, SF
One Stockton St.
SF

As our nation continues to bomb heavily in Iraq and Syria and as drone strikes around the world continue to kill innocent people, it’s imperative that we refuse to be complacent.

We must keep up the pressure on the war profiteers like Honeywell that are driving these policies.

Boycott/Divest Honeywell International, Inc. will be returning to the Apple Store in downtown San Francisco to challenge Apple’s complicity in Honeywell’s war crimes. Join us if you can’t stand to be silent while Apple, a company whose products pervade our life, cooperates with and contributes to the profits of Honeywell International, one of our nation’s most egregious corporate drivers of militarism.

Info/RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1502771283342962/
N 12, 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

NO to DRONES
NO to Military Intervention and Bombing of SYRIA & IRAQ
NO to WAR

Rain Cancels.
N 12, Wednesday, 9:00 pm, UC Fossil Fuels / We See Climate Change – Nighttime March

Telegraph & Bancroft (corner – at edge of campus)
Berkeley

Student group Fossil Free Cal is going to be leading a nighttime march around the South Side of the UC Berkeley campus.

The march aims to send a clear message to the UC Regents that a movement against their continued investment in fossil fuel companies is coming. Climate change is taking its toll on the planet and having a disproportionate impact on those least able to protect themselves. That being said, the Regents have shown no desire to stop investing in the big oil, coal, and natural gas producing and extracting companies.

Fossil Free Cal wants students and the community to bring their whistles, pots, drums, megaphones, and signs, so that the Regents can actually HEAR our complaints instead of continuing to ignore us.

Sponsor: Fossil Free Cal
Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/772154386186176/
Tuesday, November 18
N 18, Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Veterans and the Prison Industrial Complex

SF Main Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St
SF

For many veterans, returning home does not dictate the end of their experiences from the war as parts of it come back with them leading to post traumatic stress syndrome. It has been stated that a certain number of veterans suffering from mental health issues will invariably end up in jail or prison. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics in 2004 noted that nearly one in 10 inmates in US jails had served in the military. Today advocates fear that unless they receive proper support, the number of veterans ending in jail or prison will continue to increase.

Factors of unemployment, substance abuse, mental health issues, and a shortage of adequate counseling send these veterans into the criminal justice system.
Adrian James, Roland Holmes, and Henry White from the San Francisco Community of Veterans Engaged in Restoration (COVER) program will lead our panel discussion on the topic of incarcerated veterans. They will share their unique experiences with the military, returning home, and their transition to the civilian life.
The San Francisco Public Library and Associated Students Inc. at San Francisco State University present this program in association with Cal Humanities statewide initiative, War Comes Home/CalReads.

Wednesday, November 19
N 19, Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Native American Veterans
SF Main Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St.
SF
According to National Congress of American Indians, Native Americans serve in the military at higher rates than any other group. Currently more than 24,000 active duty military members are American Indian/Alaska Native. However, even if they represent the largest group, Native veterans are the single most underserved group of veterans of the American armed forces. Geographical distances present challenges for many of these veterans to access resources and programs not only for compensation and pensions, but for economic and educational benefits as well. Native veterans have on average a household income of less than $10,000 a year and nearly 60 percent are unemployed. They are less likely to own their own home than other veterans.
Join our panelists to discuss these issues and others, and learn about the impact of military service on their lives and communities.
The San Francisco Public Library and Associated Students Inc. at San Francisco State University present this program in association with Cal Humanities statewide initiative, War Comes Home/CalReads.

 

Thursday, November 20
N 20 Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm , State of the City Forum #6: Gentrification and Our Most Vulnerable Citizens

Modern Times Bookstore Collective
2919 24th Street
SF

Our final panel of 2014 in our popular discussion series on gentrification issues concerns our city’s most vulnerable population: The people who live homeless—or one step away from it—on the streets of San Francisco. How can we better protect our children, seniors, disabled and veteran population during this unprecedented period of hyper-gentrification? With Jennifer Friedenbach of the Coalition on Homelessness, plus a very special guest author and additional advocates to be announced soon. Moderated and curated by Denise Sullivan

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/592004670903700/
ON GOING

Occupation at the Berkeley Post Office! Overnight protesters are needed to hold our common space!

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

This is a 24/7 protest!
With the imminent threat of a sale, First They Came for the Homeless has moved from Staples to the downtown Post Office, with support from Berkeley Post Office Defenders. Come take a stand against the privatization of our commons. Music and other activities are in the offing.
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.

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

5
Nov

ANNOUNCEMENTS for Wed5Nov2014

 Occupation at the Berkeley Post Office! Overnight protesters are needed!

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

“ First They Came for the Homeless…” -Direct Action Presence, (bring your pillows) This is a 24/7 protest!

 It’s time to establish and support a physical presence at the Downtown Berkeley Post Office. By taking direct action to defend our public goods, we affirm our reasons for living in community by sharing our energy and resources for the benefit of all.

Last Saturday the “Staples Occupation” was moved to the downtown Berkeley Post Office!

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

 Tuesday, November 4

 N 4, Tuesday, 5:00pm, SOLADARITY  with RASMEA  ODEH – DROP the Charges (Rally, Speak-out & Flyering) Oakland

 Location: Lake Merritt farmer’s Market
Splash Pad Park
Lake Park Avenue Between Grand & Lakeshore
Oakland

Drop the Charges against Rasmea Odeh!

 Demand an end to the unjust and unfair trial of a torture survivor. On Tuesday, November 4th, a judge is starting a trial that threatens to charge human rights activist Rasmea Odeh with a 10-year sentence and deportation.

Rasmea Odeh is a 67 year old Palestinian American community leader who was jailed by the Israeli occupiers of Palestine, and was tortured and raped

 November 4th, when American democracy will be practiced at the polls, a federal trial will get underway, whose very premise calls into question American democratic values, including the right to a fair trial. That’s when beloved and longtime women’s rights advocate Rasmea Odeh will face those who accuse her of procuring her citizenship unlawfully by allegedly omitting an answer on her citizenship application10 years ago.

.Judge Drain, the presiding judge, agreed that Rasmea’s assertion that she faced torture and sexual abuse at the hands of her Israeli captors is “credible,” then contradicted himself and ruled it cannot be brought up in the course of her trial—even though this was at the heart of her defense. 

 Her attorneys had planned to call an expert witness to the stand, but now will not be allowed to.  Clinical psychologist Dr. Mary Fabri, who has decades of experience working with torture survivors, would have testified that an error Rasmea allegedly made in filling out immigration forms the basis for the charge against her) was the result of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Rasmea has spent the past 20 years in the U.S.,  contributing to not only the Arab communities across the U.S. but also the immigrant rights, racial justice, women’s rights, and many other movements.  She is known for caring approach in organizing and has been recognized for her work by many national and local organizations.

Click here for everything you need to know about Rasmea’s trial in Detroit.

ACTION – Petition:  Click here to sign the petition demanding the US government drop the charges against Rasmea. 

Sponsors:Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), US Palestinian Community Network (USPCN), International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN), Middle East Children Alliance (MECA), BAYAN, All of Us or None, Palestinian Youth Movement, Global Women’s Strike, Haiti Action Committee, ANSWER

 Wednesday, November 5

 N 5, Wednesday, 10:00am –    Million Mask March San Francisco – 2014 (Official Event)

 Chelsea Manning Plaza (Justin Herman Plaza)
1 Market St
SF

 Mission statement:

“The million masked march is collective of peaceful protesters coming together to stand against oppression and the denial of our rights. We don the masks to become one thing. United. We are the voices of those unheard, or that cannot speak up. A march for peace, humanity and an end to the corruption and oppression that keeps us all from our high evolution.

 A Peaceful march to meet and greet like minded individuals. Please feel free to invite any and all of your friends.

Absolutely NO violence will be tolerated. Please be respectful as there may be children present and or in the area. No drugs, no alcohol out of respect for the kids.


There a

re quite a few things on the list of ” topics ” for this event, this will include, but are not limited to, Government (this is a big gray area) Reform, Police Militarization, Education, Pharmaceutical companies pushing meds, War, Constitutional rights, Freedom, Unity, Drug abuse, Respect for all of mankind, Corruption, Food-GMO’s, Nutrition and health, Children, Violence worldwide, and Waking the people. There are so many more things, too many to list. This just names a few.

So don your masks and join us this 5th of November as we stand in solidarity with the rest of the world and make our voices heard. Let us show those who would corrupt, destroy and oppress, that we will never back dow
n.

 

Info /RSVPhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1500221666887743/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 N 5, 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

 NO to DRONES

NO to Military Intervention and Bombing of SYRIA & IRAQ

NO to WAR

 Rain Cancels. 

 N 5, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Save CCSF Coalition General Assembly Meeting

 Mission Campus, Room 107/108
1125 Valencia St
SF

Agenda includes preparations for the Board of Governors meeting on Nov. 17th.

ACTION:WRITE STATE CHANCELLORLETTING HIM KNOWTHAT STWEP (Special Trustee with Extraordinary Powers) MUST GO!

  Chancellor Brice Harris
California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
1102 Q Street, Suite 4554,
Sacramento, CA 95811
.
If you can’t be at the next Board of Governors meeting (or even if you can), please write to State Chancellor Brice Harris about restoring CCSF’s Board of Trustees and tell him that the STWEP (Special Trustee With Extraordinary Powers) must go.
 Be sure to include a request that he also publicly denounce the unnecessary and deeply flawed “Restoration Status.”

 N 5, Wednesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Experiences of Women Veterans

 SF Public Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St.
SF

Come join us at the San Francisco Public Library and listen to Star Lara, Dottie Guy and Kelly McFarland from Swords to Ploughshares tell their own stories. Their narratives will include their journeys in joining the military, deployment, returning home, and transition. 

Women veterans are the fastest growing cohorts of the veteran population. They share many of the same experiences as their male counterparts, and although most do not emerge with military service-connected issues, some share many of the short- and long-term physical and emotional consequences and needs that their male counterparts face as a result of serving their country. In addition, as women veterans they have unique experiences and needs.

The San Francisco Public Library and Associated Students Inc. at San Francisco State University present this program in association with Cal Humanities statewide initiative, War Comes Home/CalReads.

 

N 5, Wednesday, 7:00pm, Tenant Protection Ordinance (Oakland)

Oakland City Hall

Our Tenant Protection Ordinance passed by a majority of the council, who took a stand for the health & wellness of Oakland’s tenants, immigrants and families. The ordinance puts into place strong anti-harassment policies to prevent landlords from coercing tenants into leaving their homes due to negligence, intimidation, buy-out offers and other methods including ICE threats.It will be finalized at a special meeting of the City Council on Wednesday, November 5 at 7PM– and we hope you can be there with us to celebrate! Please RSVP.

Info: Causa Justa – Just Cause

 Thursday, November 6

 N 6, Thursday, 3:00pm, Sign Making for Saturday’s BART Action

 Coalition on Homelessness Office
469 Turk St. @ Larkin
SF

 All are invited to help make signs for Saturday’s action!

Info: tel. 415-346-3740

 N 6, Thursday, 6:00pm  Parents & Educators Town Hall on Affordability

 Buena Vista Horace Mann School
3351 23rd St., SF

Parents, school supporters, and community activists are invited to join public school educators to discuss how we can organize ourselves in the face of a growing economic divide in our City. At this town-hall style meeting we will work together to ensure a place in San Francisco for working families and those who serve them in our public schools.

Let’s connect and stand together for stable school communities and quality public education!

Childcare, refreshments, parking, and translation provided. 

(RSVPat www.uesf.org/nov6 if you require childcare)

RSVP here. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/647982571965790/

 N 6, Thursday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Tom Graves: Twice Heroes

 SF Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
100 Larkin St.
SF

 Join us when author Tom Graves discusses his book Twice Heroes. Twice Heroes features portraits of Nisei veterans and explores the experiences of Japanese American veterans before, during and after World War II.  At first denigrated and mistrusted, the Nisei veterans, now in their 80s and 90s, eventually earned the praise of the nation and ultimately, the Congressional Gold Medal. A book sale by Readers Books follows the event. 

Friday, November 7

 N 7, Friday, 12 Noon Rally & Protest in SF , Justice 4 O’SHAINE EVANS !

 Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
SF

 On Oct 7, 2014m 26 yr O’Shaine K. Evans was shot 7 times by SFPD officer David Goff.

O’Shaine was born in Montigo Bay, Jamaica, and was living with his Mom in Oakland where he was training to become a boxer.
O’Shaine was not a threat to anyone and was described as a “humble soul” and a “quiet mama’s boy” by family and friends,
O’Shaine family, friends and supporters demand :

* Release the police report, autopsy, surveillance video/audio of the SFPD “Town Hall” meeting !

* Explain why SFPD held a “Town Hall” WITHOUT inviting O’Shaine’s family or District Supervisor Jane Kim

* Explain why O’Shaine’s mother was NOT allowed to ID his body

* Launch an INDEPENDENT investigation of O’Shaine’s death, including events leading up to and following the shooting

* End racist police assassinations, from SF to Ferguson

For more info, contact Cadine, 510-860-5476
Facebook : Justice 4 O’Shaine Evans

N  7, 6:30pm, Film: REEMBRAQUE (Oakland)

 Eastside Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd
Oakland

 REEMBARQUE(59 minutes, in Spanish, Haitian Creole and French with English subtitles) $5-15 sliding scale admission.

Havana-based Afro-Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando will present her newest documentary REEMBARQUE during her November Bay Area visit.

 The peoples of African ancestry in Cuba have a complex history.  During the early part of the 20th century and before the Cuban Revolution, Haitian migrant agricultural workers faced hardships and discrimination while toiling in Cuba.  Many were forcibly deported when they were no longer needed.  However they left behind their rich spiritual practices, dynamic music and dance, as well as their history of resistance.

 The voices of prominent historians join the memories of Haitians and their descendants in Cuba to understand a forgotten chapter in Caribbean history.

Co-sponsored: Haiti Action Committee & the Black Student Union of Merritt College

For more information <http://www.eastsideartsalliance.com> [???]

 http://www.haitisolidarity.net

 Saturday, November 8

 N 8, Saturday, 10:00am – 2:00pm BART Action: SLEEP-IN & PICKET – STOP BART POLICE HARASSMENT (endorsed by Action Council)

 Meet at Powell BART Station by the cable car turnaround, sleep-in downstairs in the station; picket upstairs
SF

 ACTION:  Civil Disobedience and having a sleep-in to protest the police’s and BART’s new policies Street theatre & chanting included

   Sleep-in downstairs in the BART station, picket upstairs – in the plaza.

Why:

(1) We demand an end to the harassment, citation, and incarceration of poor people for sitting or sleeping in BART stations;

(2) Every individual has the Right To Rest;

(3) We want to continue to put public and media pressure on BART to stop their racial and class-based profiling and policing.

video covering the issue:https://vimeo.com/104641498

BRING: Pillows, sleeping bags, and signs

The BART Police Department has been embattled almost since its inception, with bad publicity flowing directly from poor decisions and horrific incidents.

We are facing an unprecedented housing crisis in San Francisco. Instead of recognizing the crisis and coming up with effective solutions, BART has chosen the tried and failed route of rousting, citing and arresting.

We want to continue to put public and media pressure on BART to stop their racial and class-based profiling and policing and call for a California Homeless Bill of Rights that ensures all Californians have a right to rest.

For more information contact The Coalition on Homelessness – (415) 346-37
40

Sponsor: Coalition on Homelessness & other groups

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1376490235975030/

 

N  8, Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:30pm, Defending Our Stories

SF Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
100 Larkin St.
SF

This event honors courageous Filipinos who fought for the survival of families and communities on both sides of the Pacific.  Meet Gen. Anthony Taguba and Maj. Maitt, members of the Walter Scott Price family of Tacloban, Leyte, and Mrs. Norberta Alvarado, founding member of the Leyte Association of Northern California (est. 1965).

Sponsored by the Filipino American Center.

N 8, Saturday, 4:30pm, Bay Area Light Brigade: TPP ACTION in SOLIDARITY WITH ACTIVISTS IN JAPAN & NEW ZEALAND

On the corner of 22nd and Vermont, behind the SF General Hospital, on the small pedestrian bridge.

There will
benationwide demonstrations against the TPP on Nov 8th in New Zealand. And on Nov 9th Japanese activists will hold a meeting and discussions on TPP.

TPP or the Trans Pacific Partnership is a free trade agreement being negotiated in utmost secrecy between 12 Pacific nations. While 600 corporate elements have been involved, not a single elected representative has been allowed to attend negotiations. It is not free and it is not all about trade.

TPP promises to ship more American jobs overseas, curtail internet freedom, raise the cost of medication and healthcare and be a total environmental disaster.

TPP seeks to enforce the lowest common denominator in regulations on all countries involved. It gives corporations leverage over local, elected governments and puts them in a position of total control. If signed it will be the end of representative Democracy.

Directions: If coming from 101 N, exit Cesar Chavez. If coming from south, you can exit Cesar Chavez to avoid the 101 traffic, make a right on Portrero, continue to 22nd street and make a right. Or if you’re willing to put up with traffic, exit on Vermont St., make a right on Vermont, come south on the “other crooked street” which turns into Kansas.

Parking: Only a few parking spots on the corner of Vermont and 22nd. Almost all parking spots are permit parking and belong to the hospital. Plenty of free parking on 23rd and Kansas st. (on the east side of101)

Do not park in the Hospital parking lots, very expensive. And bring layered clothes, it can get very windy.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/706397609447777/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Tuesday, November 11

 N 11, Tuesday, 12 Noon – 2:00pm,  Monthly 9/11 Vigil

 Powell & Market St. – in front of the GAP
SF

 

 N 11, Tuesday,  3:00pm – 4:30 pm, NO MORE FUKUSHIMAS / NO MORE NUKES – Monthly Rally Japanese Consulate

  SF Japanese Consulate
 275 Battery St.
 SF

 All are invited to the monthly vigil / rally to say NO MORE FUKUSHIMA’S; SAVE THE CHILDREN OF FUKUSHIMA!

 NO to nuclear power plants, energy and bombs.

 Sponsor: No Nukes Action Committee

 N 11, Tuesday, 7:00pm   Hear “unhired” Palestinian-American Professor STEVEN SALAITA SILENCING PALESTINIAN VOICES ON CAMPUS
 

La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave in Berkeley

Tickets: $10 general/ $5 students

BUY ADVANCE TICKETS NOW, this event may sell out!

As bombs rained down on the people of Gaza this past summer, Palestinian-American Professor Steven Salaita shared his outrage and horror about the Israeli assault, via Twitter. Then as he prepared to move his family and start his new job, as a tenured professor in American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois, Salaita was abruptly “unhired” — after wealthy donors who objected to his “Tweets” pressured the university to keep him out. The U. of Illinois action is part of a concerted effort by right-wing wealthy groups and individuals to silence the speech of those fighting for justice for Palestine.

Crushing Academic Freedom: The Professor Who Got Fired After Angering Donors With Pro-Palestine Tweets. Steven Salaita speaks about what he’s doing now, what he wants and the broad dimensions of his case with Charlotte Silver

Read Steven Salaita’s recent
op-ed in the Chicago Tribune.

Info: Facebook event – please RSVP and share!

 Wednesday, November 12

 N 12, Wednesday 12 Noon – 1:00pm, BadHoneywell says “Apple, Sever your Ties with Honeywell International!” part 2

 Apple Store, SF
One Stockton St.
SF

 As our nation continues to bomb heavily in Iraq and Syria and as drone strikes around the world continue to kill innocent people, it’s imperative that we refuse to be complacent.

We must keep up the pressure on the war profiteers like Honeywell that are driving these policies.

Boycott/Divest Honeywell International, Inc. will be returning to the Apple Store in downtown San Francisco to challenge Apple’s complicity in Honeywell’s war crimes. Join us if you can’t stand to be silent while Apple, a company whose products pervade our life, cooperates with and contributes to the profits of Honeywell International, one of our nation’s most egregious corporate drivers of militarism.

 Info/RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1502771283342962/

 Tuesday, November 18

 N 18, Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Veterans and the Prison Industrial Complex

 SF Main Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St
SF

For many veterans, returning home does not dictate the end of their experiences from the war as parts of it come back with them leading to post traumatic stress syndrome. It has been stated that a certain number of veterans suffering from mental health issues will invariably end up in jail or prison. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics in 2004 noted that nearly one in 10 inmates in US jails had served in the military. Today advocates fear that unless they receive proper support, the number of veterans ending in jail or prison will continue to increase. Factors of unemployment, substance abuse, mental health issues, and a shortage of adequate counseling send these veterans into the criminal justice system.

Adrian James, Roland Holmes, and Henry White from the San Francisco Community of Veterans Engaged in Restoration (COVER) program will lead our panel discussion on the topic of incarcerated veterans. They will share their unique experiences with the military, returning home, and their transition to the civilian life.

The San Francisco Public Library and Associated Students Inc. at San Francisco State University present this program in association with Cal Humanities statewide initiative, War Comes Home/CalReads.

November 20, Thursday

N 20 Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm  State of the City Forum #6: Gentrification and Our Most Vulnerable Citizens

 Modern Times Bookstore Collective
2919 24th Street
SF

 Our final panel of 2014 in our popular discussion series on gentrification issues concerns our city’s most vulnerable population: The people who live homeless–or one step away from it–on the streets of San Francisco. How can we better protect our children, seniors, disabled and veteran population during this unprecedented period of hyper-gentrification? With Jennifer Friedenbach of the Coalition on Homelessness, plus a very special guest author and additional advocates to be announced soon. Moderated and curated by Denise Sullivan

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/592004670903700/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular