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24
Sep

Thank You to Everyone

Thank  You to Everyone!

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

Occupy SF  ~ 3rd Convergence happen!

 

19
Aug

Occupy SF 3rd Convergence

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22
Dec

FED RESEVE – 101st Annivrsary Action- 12/22 & 12/23

101st Anniversary of Federal Reserve

Monday, December 22, 2014

6:00pm

(nighttime occupation)

&

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

101st Anniversary

of the

Federal Reserve at 101 Market Street

San Francisco

Plans:

1. An overnighter on Monday, December 22nd at 101 Market St. Beginning around 6:00pm

2. Actions on Tuesday, December 23rd. around and near the Federal Reserve

Needs:

1. Your presence on Monday evening and Tuesday

2. A rocking chair, cot; children’s blankets, teddy bear (anything that looks like a child’s room)

3. Help with supplying organic (non-GMO) food and a table

4. Good conditioned clean used clothes for give away / sharing

5. Toiletries to give away

6. Signage / Banners

Few Points About the FEDERAL RESERVE:

IS a PRIVATE BANKING CORPORATION with a monopoly on the creation of the money supply
IS the PRIMARY CAUSE of every ECONOMIC CRISIS since it existed
IS NOT ACCOUNTABLE to CONGRESS or the VOTERS
IS the ROOT CAUSE of INFLATION

**Brochure on the Federal Reserve is available upon request via an email link

If you can help out in anyway or if you can stay overnight please contact: afong@jps.net

Note – OccupySF Action Council is not the organizer of this action; individuals are in a supportive role. Please accept the organizers apologies for this last minute notification.

20
Dec

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Occupy SF

~ ACTION COUNCIL ~

NO MEETING ON

Sunday, December 21, 2014

(Come flier outside GAP store to Stop Toxic Turf in GG Park)

See Announcements for details

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Saturday, December 20

D 20, Saturday, 1:00pm, STOP THE SALE CELEBRATION! – Christmas Decorating Party / Music by Redd Welsh

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

Saturday December 20 marks the 50th day of this year’s 24/7 occupation at the Berkeley Main Post Office, under the auspices of First They Came for the Homeless and Berkeley Post Office Defenders. We are planning a Christmas decorating party! Bring decorations, creativity and food to share. Music will be provided by Redd Welsh.

All are welcomed

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

D 20, Saturday, 3:00pm, Codepink Spell-out: “SHUT DIABLO!” on the beach + “Reclaiming” – Winter Solstice Ritual to close Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant.

San Francisco Ocean Beach (near Taraval Street)

3:00pm – Spell-out

4:00pm Solstice ritual

Transit: Take – L-Taraval Muni train from downtown BART stations. Ride to 46th Avenue, walk two blocks to the beach, and look for group of beach-loving pagans. Maps: search for “Taraval and Great Highway, San Francisco 94116″. Walk onto beach, and look for group of beach-loving pagans.

San Francisco Ocean Beach, on the Beach + Join “Reclaiming” for a Special Winter Solstice Ritual to Close Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Winter Solstice (Solstice Eve) Ritual

Join us on the eve of Winter Solstice as we gather to celebrate the longest night of the year. We honor the time of darkness as well as the turning of the Wheel of the Year back toward the light. Wear warm clothes, and bring food or non-alcoholic drink to share, and a towel if you want to plunge. Flashlights and dry socks are handy. Drums and other instruments are welcome for post-ritual music. Trash bags are a great way to show special love for the beach!

For more information, email sfrpc@yahoogroups.com;

contact Cynthia Papermaster of Golden Gate Codepink to volunteer or for more details: codepinkcp@gmail.com; 510-365-1500

Info about ritual: http://www.bayareareclaiming.org/rituals.html

D 20, Saturday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Free Marissa NOW East Bay Caravan Working Group gathering

Take 5 Café
3130 Sacramento St
Berkeley

Do you have three weeks – or any part – of your life to commit to working to get Marissa Alexander, so unjustly, cruelly, egregiously imprisoned, out of jail???

We are ramping up our energy & commitment to FREE MARISSA NOW! as she has a Jan 27th hearing date, that could end up with her spending another 5 years in jail, or house arrest – for daring to stand up to a batterer, firing a warning shot into the ceiling, injuring no one.

We need to make her name known in every household across the u.s.ofa., and her freedom a STAND UP, FIGHT BACK cause too.

In January we are going to caravan from Oakland to Jacksonville, spreading the word from city to city, town to town, as we banner, hand out flyers, engage in direct actions, teach-ins, whatever we can do as we travel across the country spreading the word of her freedom!

PLEASE come to this meeting Saturday, whether you intend to go on the caravan or not. We need plenty of on-the-ground support if you opt not to go.

But please seriously consider spending three weeks of your life working to get Marissa out from behind bars! TOGETHER we WILL free Marissa and obtain a pardon for her!

Host: Xan Joi

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1016900914992618/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Sunday, December 21

D 21, Sunday, 11:00am – 2:00pm, STOP TOXIC TURF at Beach Chalet Soccer Fields in GG Park– Leafleting (Endorsed by Action Council))

Meet outside:

GAP Store
Powell & Market St.
San Francisco

Why picket GAP? GAP is owned by the Fisher family and the Fisher front group City Fields Foundation is responsible for installing toxic turf all over San Francisco.

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

Stop Shopping at GAP (and Old Navy, too) home of Toxic Turf Proprietors. Teach-In. Be-In. Drop In.
Speak Out. Be Heard.

A continuing Action is planned for Sundays 11am-2pm at various locations until we get some good answers to Our questions:

“Why do the City, Rec and Park, and their Private Partners (Fisher BillionHeirs of the GAP fortune) insist upon using Toxic Crumb Rubber from Waste Tires in our Parks?”
“What process was involved in coming to the decision to unnecessarily expose Children, Athletes, Citizens, and anyone who uses Our Parks to Environmental Toxins?”
All are welcomed to join us and learn more about this campaign.

RAIN CANCELS

Info: www.protectggp.org

D 21, Sunday, 12 Noon – 5:00pm, HUNTERS POINT HOOD DISCUSSION AND MARCH!

Oakdale / Palou Station
4801 – 4899 – 3rd Street
SF

Come out and talk to your fellow black people about issues that effect us the most! IN THE HOOD FOR THE EMBETTERMENT OF THE HOOD! Who’s gonna heal the hood if its not us?! This is a challenge to all black people who care about our ghetto communities, its residences and our future.

There will be food, music and most important BLACK PEOPLE! Lets Change the “Nigga” mentality within our people to the “Black Folks Mentality” one Nigga at a time.
Hope to see you all there in solidarity. If you love Black people as much as I do, then stand up for us!
In PERSON! NOT ONLINE, IN PERSON!

If you’re not black, its ok. You’ve 10 times out of 10 have benefited from Black Culture, so come and support Black people! PLEASE SHARE THIS GROUP!!

From Amerikkkas #1 Anti-House Negro
Sellassie
Sellassiefrisco.com

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/382345308605958/

D 21, Sunday, 4:00pm – 8:00pm The Longest Night of the Year: A Winter Solstice Posada for Alex’s 9th month anniversary of killing by yet unnamed SFPD officers

24th Street & Mission
SF

4pm @ 24th Street and Mission Street (BART Plaza on Northeast corner):

-Opening ceremony & words by families who have lost loved ones in 2014 to police brutality.

-Confirmed visiting families:
Family of Yanira Serrano Garcia (killed in Half Moon Bay).

Family of Antonio Lopez (killed in San José)
Family of Errol Chang (killed in Daly City)

Sidewalk procession to Bernal Hill.
@ Bernal Heights Park, Alex Nieto Memorial Site, northside slope: Words by family and supporters of Alex Nieto.

Closing ceremony.

Walk to site of Mexican Posada.
9 MONTHS AND STILL IN THE DARK
Alex’s ninth month anniversary of homicide by SFPD is on Winter Solstice, Dec. 21st. This will indeed be the longest and darkest night of the year: Alex won’t be home for the holidays, while SFPD & the City continue their cover-up campaign of his killing.

The holidays are a tough time for families who have lost children to violence. Join us for a special Mexican Posada in memory of Alex and in solidarity with the Nieto family and other visitors who have lost loved ones to police brutality this year!

In the Mexican Posada tradition, the party begins by asking the host in song for entrance. Entrance is denied twice, until a nice host let’s us in. Then we break a piñata and eat tamales, drink hot choco, etc.

Info / details / Udates: https://www.facebook.com/events/665690653549530/?ref=44&unit_ref=suggested_events&source=1

Monday, December 22

D 22, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00;pm, OccupyForum Presents: “Diablo Canyon; Our Fukushima Waiting to Happen”

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

Speakers:

Harvey Wasserman, author of Solartopia

Linday Seeley, (tentative) San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace

Cynthia Papermaster, Dodepink “PG&E Ratepayer Revolt to Shut Diablo

Discussion, Video clips

Thursday, December 25

D 25, Thursday, 5:00pm – 9:00pm, No Time Off FTP March

14th and Broadway
Oakland

Organizer – not known
Info: https://twitter.com/CindyMilstein/status/544581397097095168…

Saturday, December 27

D 27, Saturday, 7:00 pm , Die In

14th & Broadway
Oakland

This is an action that the whole family can come out for. We will march to a location soon after we will do a die in for 4 in a half hours

Hosted by: Melvin Kelley.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/748574601892863/

Sunday, December 28

D 28, Sunday, 2:00pm, Second Oakland Assembly on Justice for Mike Brown and Eric Garner

Omni Oakland Commons
4799 Shattuck
Oakland

Since the murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014, and then the lack of indictment for Eric Garner, protests have spread to every major city in this country and cities around the world. #BlackLivesMatter has placed the spotlight squarely on white supremacy, killer cops, and state violence. In the Bay Area, tens of thousands have participated in weeks of freeway takeovers, mass marches, student walkouts, jail solidarity, OPD and BART shutdown, vigils, disruptions of business as usual such as holiday shopping, self-education events, and much more.

The first assembly, initiated and facilitated by the Edge City Collective, brought over 80 people from around the Bay to Oscar Grant Plaza on December 14. The group ably reflected on the most recent wave of actions and what kinds of infrastructures are necessary in the future to support our struggles. The Anti-Repression Committee also shared information about what kinds of solidarity is needed for people on the streets and facing charges.

The second assembly, again facilitated by the Edge City Collective, will continue these discussions, concentrating on the past few week’s events, report backs from autonomous groupings, and more focused conversations about long-term strategy and goals.

This ongoing movement presents exciting possibilities for new forms of revolutionary activity to emerge, especially as we collectively strategize about how to expand and intensify our resistance as well as experiment with alternative forms of self-organization. As a banner noted during the OPD Shutdown, “Strong communities make policing obsolete.”

We ask that all who attend to please refrain from personal or sectarian attacks, and avoid rumor spreading or speculation. Also, we request that individuals and groups respect the need for the fullest possible participation from all those who wish to do so, and be mindful that they do not monopolize discussion time or conduct themselves in a way that discourages others from contributing.

If you or your group would like to help with agenda, facilitation, or any other tasks, such as providing food or kid-friendly activities, please contact us at edgecity510@gmail.com.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/401626003333923/

Wednesday, December 31

D 31, Wednesday, 9pm-1am, New Years Eve Noise Demo

14th and Broadway,
Oakland

Drop the charges! Solidarity with the revolt!

Organizer – unknown

https://www.facebook.com/events/1562481680648959/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

17
Dec

ANNOUNCEMENT

Occupy SF

~ ACTION COUNCIL ~

NO MEETING ON

Sunday, December 21, 2014

(Come flier outside GAP store to Stop Toxic Turf in GG Park)

See Announcements for details

Wednesday, December 17

D 17, Wednesday, 5:00pm, Happy Birthday! CHELSEA MANNING Free her now! (AC has endorsed this event and support for Chelsea)

(NOTE: WEDNESDAY’S CODEPINK PEACE VIGIL WILL BE HERE THIS WEEK!)

Harvey Milk Plaza
(Market & Castro)
SF

Speakout & Tabling

Chelsea Manning is 27 years old on this day. Formerly known as Bradley, she is the transgender whistleblower, US soldier, Grand Marshal at San Francisco Pride 2014, who revealed US, UK and other governments’ war crimes and corruption. She leaked hundred of thousands of documents to Wikileaks exposing the truth and therefore saving many lives. Imprisoned in 2010 and held for months under torturous conditions, she was sentenced to 35 years in August 2013.

Thanks to Chelsea’s whistleblowing, we the public now know about:
The “collateral murder” video of a US helicopter crew killing Iraqi civilians ● the cover-up of rape in Iraq & Afghanistan ● the secret use of drones for extra-judicial killing ● US dirty tricks in Haiti, Venezuela, Peru & elsewhere ● Egyptian and Palestinian Authority collusion with Israel’s bombing of Gaza . . .
If the sentence stands, she’ll be out in 2045.
We cannot let this happen – we have to get her out!
Sign Amnesty International’s petition for her immediate release.

For more info: Chelsea Manning Support Network
Queer Strike US: 1 415 626 4114 UK: 020 7482 2496
Payday men’s network www.refusingtokill.net
US: 1 215848 1120 UK: 020 7267 8698

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1474496119473197/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Called by: Queer Strike & Payday men’s network
Endorsed by: All of Us or None; Chelsea Manning Support Network; Courage to Resist; International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network; Michael Wong, Veterans for Peace & Vietnam war Army resister; Occupy/San Francisco – Action Council; Tommi Avicolli Mecca, long time queer activist; Veteran Artists, Stephen Funk…

Other actions so far will include Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Istanbul, Philadelphia, London, Venice .

Thursday, December 18

D 18, Thursday, 8:30 am, Protest Systemic Corruption at California PUC – Jail Peevey and Crooks at CPUC and Public Worker Control

Utilities – Press Conf. & Speak-Out
CPUC
Van Ness And McAllister San Francisco

December 18, 2014 is the last day that the chair of the California Public Utility Commission CPUC will hold office. He has decided to resign due to protests and pressure because of his criminal collusion with PG&E, SCE and other utilities which he and the appointed CPUC board are supposed to regulate. They have allowed the utilities to get away with murder and fraud and retaliation against health and safety whistleblowers.

They have covered up the dangerous nuclear plant problems at San Onofre and Diablo Canyon and criminal malfeasance that let to explosions at San Bruno and other locations throughout California. They have also allowed the installation of so called “smart meters” that have harmed and injured the people of California and forced the ratepayers to pay for these meters while laying off utility workers. Governor Brown who appoints these CPUC board members is also a shill for the utilities and has said that Peevey is doing a good job.

The time is not to criminally prosecute Peevey and other members of the board who have illegally colluded with the utilities and other members of the management who have represented the interests of those utilities that they are supposed to regulate.

We also support public/worker/community control of PG&E and SCE and an elected board at the CPUC. Any other nominees by Governor Brown will continue his corrupt record of doing damage control for Peevey and the utilities that they are supposed to regulate for the public and all working people in California.

United Public Workers For Action

www.upwa.info

(415)282-1908

info@upwa.info

D 18 Thursday, 4:00pm, CCSF (Non) Board of Trustee Meeting to Protest Drastic Restructuring Plan

Ocean Campus MUB 140
Phelan Ave.
SF

The CCSF administration just announced a drastic department reorganization with no genuine engagement of the college community.

Please come to the (non) board meeting to protest this plan and to tell the STWEP (Special Trustee With Extraordinary Powers) that we need a genuine college-wide dialogue and input before any major reorganization of the college occurs. (Note: The elected trustees may be in attendance although they still do not have any power. )
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Some Background:
The administration chose to use the Department Chair Council (DCC) working conditions negotiations as a vehicle for the dialogue rather than facilitate an authentic college-wide conversation. Although the DCC steadfastly opposed restructuring as unnecessary and contrary to the interests of the students and faculty, the District has insisted on it. Additionally, it is important to note that Education Code requires that the District consult with the Academic Senate on any aspects of a plan that affect academic and professional matters.

The Academic Senate is concerned about the process that was used. Instead of engaging in best practices, the administration engaged in almost every strategy identified that leads to poor results. They failed to articulate a satisfactory explanation for the need. They failed to solicit broad-based input. They failed to communicate with the larger campus community about this important issue.
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A major concern is that the plan calls for separating noncredit ESL from the parallel credit ESL program. These would become two departments instead of the award-winning integrated program which has not only won a national award but has twice the success rate of programs at community colleges statewide.
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These changes would amount to a return to the pre-1991 structure which featured a separate but unequal division of credit and noncredit ESL. The changes made in the early 90s advanced greater equity for our noncredit students and helped to create pathways toward success for them. Although, there is more work to be done there, this plans undermines what has been accomplished so far.
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We are asking that the administration enter into a genuine conversation with the wider community and seek broad based input before implementing this plan.
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We urge you to call for CCSF administration to seek modification of their plan so that quality, equity, and integration are protected and enhanced—for students of color, for undocumented students, for noncredit students, and for all students.​​

Info: http://www.saveccsf.org/
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D 18 Thursday, 4:00pm, Umbrella March

Oscar Grant Plaza (Frank Ogawa Plaza) – nr 14th & Broadway
Oakland

Too many times movements dies and voices aren’t heard because the weather isn’t as pretty. Well, it’s an ugly world we live in and we have to be willing to sometimes do things that are hard and face ugly things.

When the rain comes, people go in their houses, let us not forget about those who cannot go home because their lives have been stolen in this violent police state.

Come rain. sleet, hail or snow; #BlackLivesMatter and we must not let that be forgotten just because of some much needed rain. Bring your umbrellas out, network with one another, build up the community we want to save and march side by side in solidarity with one another & in solidarity with those around the world fighting for a better world.

https://www.facebook.com/events/301794600019855/

Saturday, December 20

D 20, Saturday, 1:00pm, STOP the PRIVATIZATION of OUR POST OFFICE – Christmas Decorating Party / Music by Redd Welsh

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

We are planning a Christmas decorating party! Bring decorations and creativity. Music will be provided by Redd Welsh.

All are welcomed

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

 

D 20, Saturday, 3:00pm, Codepink Spell-out: “SHUT DIABLO!” on the beach + “Reclaiming” – Winter Solstice Ritual to close Diablo

Canyon Nuclear Plant.
San Francisco Ocean Beach (near Taraval Street)

3:00pm – Spell-out

4:00pm Solstice ritual

Transit: Take – L-Taraval Muni train from downtown BART stations. Ride to 46th Avenue, walk two blocks to the beach, and look for group of beach-loving pagans. Maps: search for “Taraval and Great Highway, San Francisco 94116″. Walk onto beach, and look for group of beach-loving pagans.

San Francisco Ocean Beach, on the Beach + Join “Reclaiming” for a Special Winter Solstice Ritual to Close Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Winter Solstice (Solstice Eve) Ritual
Join us on the eve of Winter Solstice as we gather to celebrate the longest night of the year. We honor the time of darkness as well as the turning of the Wheel of the Year back toward the light. Wear warm clothes, and bring food or non-alcoholic drink to share, and a towel if you want to plunge. Flashlights and dry socks are handy. Drums and other instruments are welcome for post-ritual music. Trash bags are a great way to show special love for the beach!

For more information, email sfrpc@yahoogroups.com;

contact Cynthia Papermaster of Golden Gate Codepink to volunteer or for more details: codepinkcp@gmail.com; 510-365-1500

Info about ritual: http://www.bayareareclaiming.org/rituals.html

Sunday, December 21

D 21, Sunday, 11:00am – 2:00pm, STOP TOXIC TURF at Beach Chalet Soccer Fields in GG Park– Leafleting (Endorsed by Action Council))

Meet outside:

GAP Store
Powell & Market St.
San Francisco

Why picket GAP? GAP is owned by the Fisher family and the Fisher front group City Fields Foundation is responsible for installing toxic turf all over San Francisco.

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

Stop Shopping at GAP (and Old Navy, too) home of Toxic Turf Proprietors. Teach-In. Be-In. Drop In.
Speak Out. Be Heard.

A continuing Action is planned for Sundays 11am-2pm at various locations until we get some good answers to Our questions:

“Why do the City, Rec and Park, and their Private Partners (Fisher BillionHeirs of the GAP fortune) insist upon using Toxic Crumb Rubber from Waste Tires in our Parks?”
“What process was involved in coming to the decision to unnecessarily expose Children, Athletes, Citizens, and anyone who uses Our Parks to Environmental Toxins?”
All are welcomed to join us and learn more about this campaign.

RAIN CANCELS

Info: www.protectggp.org

Monday, December 22

D 22, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00;pm, OccupyForum Presents: “Diablo Canyon; Our Fukushima Waiting to Happen

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

Speakers:

Harvey Wasserman, author of Solartopia

Linday Seele,y (tentative) San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace

Cynthia Papermaster, Dodepink “PG&E Ratepayer Revolt to Shut Diablo

Discussion, Video clips

15
Dec

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Monday, December 15

D 15, Monday, 9:30am – 11:00am, Jackie Speir Returns to CCSF – Panel discussion and Q&A on CCSF Accreditation

Diego Rivera Theater on the Ocean Campus
SF

Congresswoman Jackie Speier returns to CCSF to hear how things have changed since her forum one year ago that was entitled, “Is the Accrediting Process for California’s Community Colleges Fair and Accountable?”

Info: Save CCSF Coalition

D 15, Monday, 11:00am, Perform Your Protest: December 15th

Meet at 30 Grant Avenue to integrate non-performers into protest.
Jesse Square @ Yerba Buena 11:30am
March to
Powell & Market 12:00 Noon
March to
Civic Center 12:30 pm

We are calling on artists, allies, critical thinkers, and creators to come out to Perform Your Protest. This event aims to use art to address systematic police-on-citizen violence and encourage other artists to do the same. We honor the lives and protest the murders of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and countless others who have lost their lives to police brutality. These heinous acts of violence must be answered with our outcry.

Join us to show your support and stand in solidarity for Justice! Show up the day of to be a part of this demonstration!

We commit to using our creative abilities to lift our voices and encourage other people to get involved.

*If you are unable to attend our performance you can still support by performing your own protest. Create a piece of theater, spoken word, song, dance ect. and post it using #performyourprotest.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/823797364325228/?unit_ref=related_events

#performyourprotest

D 15, Monday, 4:00pm, Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter” Solidarity Rally with Mike Brown Sr. (Not open to public – see below)

Mission High School
3750 – 18th Street
SF

Mission High School Black Student Union in collaboration with all SFUSD high school Black Student Unions will hold a student run Solidarity Rally, “BLACK LIVES MATTER, All Lives Matter” on Monday, December 15, 2014, at 4pm in the Mission High School auditorium. This is an action against the decision made by the Ferguson Grand Jury regarding the killing of Michael Brown Jr. by Officer Darren Wilson and all other tragic attacks on African Americans and others by the police. This is a student centered event providing space for student voice.

Guest speakers for the event will be MICHAEL BROWN SR., father of the Ferguson victim, Mike Brown Jr., and CEPHUS “UNCLE BOBBY” JOHNSON, the uncle of Oakland BART victim, Oscar Grant.

We understand that these killings are another injustice against all African American males. When members of the BSU saw the movie screening of “Selma” at the Castro Theater in san Francisco, it gave us ideas of what we could do as students and inspired us to do this Solidarity Rally.

The purpose of this Solidarity Rally is to understand the perspective of these killings from the family members of the victims and to give students a forum to voice their feelings about the situation and begin to structure what we as students can create to address this situation in our communities by forming a student network. The event has been organized by our students and is for our students. This event is not open to the general public. Greeters will be present to ensure that only students, their families, SFUSD staff and community partners working with our students are admitted to this event.

The Rally will include student reflections, poetry, music and a Q& A session following our guest speakers segment. We will end the Solidarity Rally by forming student a coalition of student work groups that will begin to meet regularly to address the student concerns for changing the status quo. We have invited all of the High Schools in San Francisco plus our local colleges and community organizations who have supported our students at the various SFUSD schools to not only attend this rally but to participate in the program as well.

BLACK LIVES MATTER, ALL LIVES MATTER”.

Sponsor: Mission High School: Black Student Union

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1520884251500821/?unit_ref=related_events

D 15, Monday, 4:30pm – 5:00pm, Join Students Working to Save The Performing Arts Education Center Building

Ocean Campus, Arts Building133
SF

The Performing Arts Education Club meets every Monday during the semester.

.Join forces with students and community members holding the Special Trustee and Administration accountable for unilaterally and undemocratically canceling our Performing Arts Education Center building and misappropriating our future. We believe in love and non-violence. We begin each meeting in song and end in song and our meetings last only 30 mins! We save our passion for the stage where we fight for our own Certificate program. We are planning major artistic protest productions and we are honored to raise our voices for the larger coalition. Unlike Agrella, we invite all to participate: All are welcome in our symphony!

Info: Save CCSF Coalition.

D 15, Monday, 5:00pm, A VIGIL TO HONOR BLACK LIVES

Lake Merritt
Oakland

We need space for anger.
We need space for protests.
We need space for healing.
We need space to mourn.
We need US.

Join us on Monday @ 5:00 pm at Lake Merritt for a vigil for those who have lost their lives to police terrorism.

We will meet in THREE locations:

1) the pillars at Embarcadero and Grand
2) lakeside drive across from snow park
3) grassy amphitheater on Lake Merritt blvd.

We will walk in a single file line in both directions until we have encircled the lake.

We will collectively hold space to mourn the lives stolen from us and create a circle of healing for families who have lost their children to police violence.

We recognize a need for community to gather and families to bring their children and we will hold this space as such.

Please bring candles and paper cups to protect the flames from wind. And we will engage in a silent procession around the lake.

Please inbox SheCat with inquiries.

Please check this page for RAIN contingencies or cancellations.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/324178874449665/?unit_ref=related_events

D 15, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum Presents: Pia Mancini on DemocracyOS (Democracy Operating System)

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

“Occupy Wall Street. Arab Spring. Greek Riots. We’ve been experiencing a great crisis of representation these past decades, regardless of our location, ethnicity or culture. The political system insists in excluding most of us from the spaces where the decisions are made that impact our lives. The internet has changed everything: the way we share and consume culture, how we engage in commerce, and how we communicate with others. But the internet has failed to change in one key area of our lives: politics. Democracy is in great need of a serious upgrade.

“We are working on a user-friendly, open-source, vote and debate tool, crafted for parliaments, parties and decision-making institutions that will allow citizens to get informed, join the conversation and vote on topics, just how they want their representatives to vote. A tool that will transform the noise we create during protests into a signal that has a clear, direct and strong impact on the political system. Our vision is that DemocracyOS will become the operating system of a more open and participatory government.”

— DemocracyOs.org (Go to www.DemocracyOS.org for more information.)

Come hear Pia Mancini speak via Skype from Buenos Aires, Argentina, about the exciting new development called DemocracyOS (Democracy Operating System).

Tuesday, December 16

D 16, Tuesday, 3:30pm – 6:00pm, Supervisor Avalos Resol. – Addressing Racial Profiling & Use of Force – to be voted on (Public Comment)

SF City Hall (Board of Supervisors Chambers)
SF

Tuesday Dec. 16th, we invite you to voice support during PUBLIC COMMENTS (between 3:30pm-6pm depending on pace of meeting) for the Resolution introduced by John Avalos to the Board of Supervisors (up for vote tomorrow). If you’d like to see the BoS adopt the demands of the Ferguson Action group and make a local application of those demands, please come out and say so!

This resolution affirms a commitment to equal justice under the law, upholds the right to protest without police harassment, and commits to reviewing local policies regarding SFPD use of force, racial bias, and lack of transparency. (Follow link to read Resolution.)

Please also come out and say what you’d like to see from the BoS.

The Resolution also adopts the Ferguson Action demands including among other things urging the DOJ to develop independent investigatory mechanisms and urging federal congress to pass laws to stop militarizing local law enforcement and stop racial profiling. SFPD is not happy about this, because their actions would be under closer scrutiny by the BoS if this Resolution passes. Nine months have passed and SFPD has done everything it can to stop the public from learning the most basic facts of what happened the day that Alex Nieto was shot to death 15 times on Bernal.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/721427181211650/?fref=nf

D 16, Tuesday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Kaiser Patient Care Candlelight Vigil

Kaiser Hospital (Front)
2425 Geary Blvd.
SF

Please join nurses, patients and Kaiser members for a candlelight vigil to demand that Kaiser re-invest its billions of dollars back into patient care. As Kaiser has reported record-high profits, they have increased the cost of premiums, garnered hundreds of thousands of new members, reduced nursing positions and cut critical patient services. Kaiser Patients Deserve Better

Info: Jobs with Justice

D 16, Tuesday, 5:00pm – 11:00pm, BERKELEY MARCH FOR JUSTICE FOR MIKE BROWN + ERIC GARNER AND TO PROTEST THE POLICE RIOT IN BERKELEY

Gather at Bancroft & Telegraph
Berkeley

RALLY AND MARCH TO THE BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Berkeley City Council Meeting 7:00PM @ Longfellow Middle School (1500 Derby St. in Berkeley)

We condemn the police riot last Saturday, December 6 on protesters and students fighting for justice for Michael Brown. We hold the Mayor, the Berkeley Police Department, and the City Council responsible for the brutal policy of attacking civil rights protesters. We demand dropping all of the charges against protesters and reject the Ferguson Grand Jury’s racist decision of “no indictment” against Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown. Jail and indict Darren Wilson and all killer cops now!

View the “Public Tribunal for Truth & Action: Justice for Michael Brown” that BAMN held Dec. 10 in St. Louis, MO with Michael Brown’s friends, family, and local Ferguson activists and organizers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLXtsxFx6QY

DEMANDS:
• Jail Darren Wilson NOW!
• Drop All Charges Against Civil Rights Protesters
• Stop the Racist Attacks Against Black and Latina/o and Other Minority Youth
• Jail the Killer Cops: A Badge is Not a License to Kill
• End the Policy of Cover-up and Blaming the Victim
• Abolish the Grand Jury System
• Create More Jobs and Educational Opportunities. Establish New School Desegregation Programs
• Down with the New Jim Crow! Down with the New Police State!
• Build the Independent, Integrated, and Youth-led New Civil Rights Movement
• No Justice in Ferguson. No Peace Anywhere!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/379893875520831/

D 16, Tuesday, 5:30pm, Berkeley Copwatch Rally for Racial Justice and De-Militarization

Longfellow Middle School
1500 Derby St.
Berkeley, CA

Black Lives Matter in Berkeley : Emergency Community Rally to end racial profiling and the militarization of the Berkeley Police Department.

Berkeley Copwatch is hosting a rally at Longfellow Middle School 1500 Derby Street, Berkeley, CA at 5:30pm on December 16th prior to the final city council meeting of the year. We will be holding healing space for police brutality survivors, protestors, and community organizers to share their stories and strategic visions. We will be centering Black and Brown voices at this event.

This event is being co-hosted. Other groups include UCB Black Students Union NAACP of Berkeley, African American/Black Professional and Community Network. The sister of Kayla Moore has agreed to speak to demand justice. Please join us and share this event. It is time to take action to end racial profiling and the militarization of police. Think nationally – act locally!

If you are interested in speaking or need more info, please call (510) 548-0425 or send us an email at berkeleycopwatch@yahoo.com
Please share this event!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1420281591546612/

Wednesday, December 17

D 17, Wednesday, 5:00pm, Happy Birthday! CHELSEA MANNING Free her now! (AC has endorsed this event and support for Chelsea)

(NOTE: WEDNESDAY’S CODEPINK PEACE VIGIL WILL BE HERE THIS WEEK!)

Harvey Milk Plaza
(Market & Castro)
SF

Speakout & Tabling

Chelsea Manning is 27 years old on this day. Formerly known as Bradley, she is the transgender whistleblower, US soldier, Grand Marshal at San Francisco Pride 2014, who revealed US, UK and other governments’ war crimes and corruption. She leaked hundred of thousands of documents to Wikileaks exposing the truth and therefore saving many lives. Imprisoned in 2010 and held for months under torturous conditions, she was sentenced to 35 years in August 2013.

Thanks to Chelsea’s whistleblowing, we the public now know about:
The “collateral murder” video of a US helicopter crew killing Iraqi civilians ● the cover-up of rape in Iraq & Afghanistan ● the secret use of drones for extra-judicial killing ● US dirty tricks in Haiti, Venezuela, Peru & elsewhere ● Egyptian and Palestinian Authority collusion with Israel’s bombing of Gaza . . .
If the sentence stands, she’ll be out in 2045.
We cannot let this happen – we have to get her out!
Sign Amnesty International’s petition for her immediate release.

For more info: Chelsea Manning Support Network
Queer Strike US: 1 415 626 4114 UK: 020 7482 2496
Payday men’s network www.refusingtokill.net
US: 1 215848 1120 UK: 020 7267 8698

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1474496119473197/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Called by: Queer Strike & Payday men’s network
Endorsed by: All of Us or None; Chelsea Manning Support Network; Courage to Resist; International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network; Michael Wong, Veterans for Peace & Vietnam war Army resister; Occupy/San Francisco – Action Council; Tommi Avicolli Mecca, long time queer activist; Veteran Artists, Stephen Funk…

Other actions so far will include Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Istanbul, Philadelphia, London, Venice .

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Friday, December 12

D 12, Friday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, SFO Food Service Worker and Community Picket Line

SFO, Terminal 2 – Departure Level

1000 RESTAURANT WORKERS ON STRIKE AT SFO FOR JOB SECURITY AND HEALTHCARE PROTECTION
After working without a contract for more than one year, nearly 1,000 restaurant workers at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) went on strike this morning, shutting down restaurants at terminals throughout the facility. Members will be on strike for 48 hours and will return to work on Saturday, December 13.

Join SFO restaurant workers who’ll be on strike for the next 48 hours. Show your support at the worker and community picket line on Friday December 12th 1-3pm.
If you are traveling through SFO, make sure to bring your own food and support the restaurant boycott.
RSVP here or email Laurel Fish (lfish@unitehere2.org) with questions.

Info: http://www.unitehere2.org/2014/12/sfo-strike-vote-98-yes-join-us-on-the-picket-line/

D 12, Friday 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Court Hearing on Dugong – Okinawa Airstrip Construction

US Court Northern District of California (Court Room 5 – 17th Floor)
450 Golden Gate Ave
SF

Note: Court Hearing was cancelled on Thursday due to the weather)

A court hearing in a historic lawsuit brought by American and Japanese conservation groups to halt construction of a controversial U.S. military airstrip in Okinawa, Japan will be held Thursday (now Friday) in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. The airstrip would pave over some of the last remaining habitat for endangered Okinawa dugongs, gentle marine mammals related to manatees.

The Dept. of Defense is seeking a Motion to Dismiss the re-opened lawsuit- in “The Dugong vs Donald Rumsfeld” arguing that the new base in Oura Bay violates US environmental protection law. This first hearing will be this Thursday (changed to Friday) in San Francisco District Court.

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2014/okinawa-dugong-07-31-2014.html

Saturday, December 13

D 13, Saturday, 12:15 pm, Flash Mob for Justice: I Can’t Breathe!

Union Square
San Francisco

In honor of Mike Brown and Eric Garner, and in peaceful protest of how law enforcement and the legal and political systems have failed us, we ask you to stand with us. Let our voices be heard and our presence be known.

Dress in black and meet around the Christmas tree in Union Square at 12:15 on Saturday 12/13. At 12:30, one of the leaders of the event (James) will hold his hands up and yell, “I can’t breathe!” Eric Garner said this 11 times before he was choked to death, so in his honor, we too will say it 11 times. Hold up your hands in surrender and say, “I can’t breathe” 11 times, increasing in volume and intensity, after you hear James yell, then disperse.

It’s important that we show our solidarity with those around the country fighting for our rights. With this simple act, we are letting the world know that enough is enough and change must happen.

And emotions are running high, but please keep this page and this protest as respectful as possible. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1499046797042380/

D 13, Saturday, 2:00pm, Day of Anger: Millions March – San Francisco

Ferry Building (foot of Market St.)
San Francisco

This march will travel up Market Street to a rally at SF Civic Center

Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere. We must demand justice for mike brown! Justice for Eric Garner! Justice for all those victims of police murder.

We must come together in unity to show the world that black lives matter. There is power in numbers. Everyone is encouraged to come support this peaceful demonstration Saturday December 13th @ 2pm. Meet at Ferry Building.

#blacklivesmatter.

We must not only show our power, but show that there is still hope for humanity, we must show the world these deaths are not in vain.

This is not too ambitious. This is possible.

We march.
Together.
As one.

Because #wecantbreathe

San Francisco is Ferguson. Ferguson is San Francisco.

#MILLIONSMARCH

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/675598982556580/
March with the World Can’t Wait contingent

Come with Stolen Lives banners, signs, our voices, stories of the thousands of lives stolen by police murder
Spread the word. Everyone should mobilize groups, contingents, and communities to be there on Market Street

Stop Mass Incarceration Network calls on everyone to join this march. It’s been initiated by courageous young students but this moment demands that everyone join in. We need everyone to come out and thousands need to be there marching together in this Day of Anger: Black Lives Matter! showing our solidarity with the Dec. 13 National March in Washington, D.C.

D 13, Saturday, 2:00pm, Day of Anger: Millions March Oakland

Oscar Grant Plaza
14th Street & Broadway
Oakland

Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere. We must demand justice for mike brown! Justice for Eric Garner! Justice for all those victims of police murder.

We must come together in unity to show the world that black lives matter. There is power in numbers. Everyone is encouraged to come support this peaceful demonstration Saturday December 13th @ 2pm. Meet at Oscar Grant Plaza.

#blacklivesmatter.

We must not only show our power, but show that there is still hope for humanity, we must show the world these deaths are not in vain.

This is not too ambitious. This is possible.

We march.
Together.
As one.

Because #wecantbreathe

Oakland is Ferguson. Ferguson is Oakland.

#MILLIONSMARCH

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/858052834217501/

D 13, Saturday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Press Conference And Action-Racist Yumiko Yamamoto And “Nadeshiko Not Welcome In US!

Redwood City Community Center
1400 Roosevelt Ave. Redwood City, CA 94061
Press Conference 5:00 PM

Protest 5:30-7pm

Yumiko Yamamoto is the President of the Japanese group “Nadeshiko Action,” which also calls itself “Japanese Women for Peace and Justice.” Yumiko Yamamoto and her organization denies that the Japanese military subjugated women as sex slaves, or as they were called, “comfort women.” Women from Korea, China, Taiwan, the Philippines and other regions were recruited with force, fraud, or coercion and forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese military. Based in Japan, she is travelling to the Bay Area and Los Angeles, as part of a larger effort to launch an aggressive international campaign to “put an end to the lie” on the anniversary of the Guilty Verdict of the WWII-era Showa Emperor Hirohito issued by the International Criminal Court on Dec. 12, 2000.

She will be speaking in Redwood City, CA to build support for her reactionary and racist ideology and organization among Japanese residents in the area.

Despite the massive evidence and actual testimony of many of these women who are still alive, Japan’s Prime Minister Abe and his administration are seeking to rewrite the history books to censor this history, attacking public school teachers and encouraging the militarization of Japan by eliminating Article 9 of the Japanese constitution, which bans offensive military action. The Abe government has also repressed anti-nuclear activists and passed a secrecy law to stop information about these issues from getting out. Even the New York Times has protested these dangerous righ-twing repressive laws and whitewashing the real history of the the “comfort women.”

Endorsed by: Veterans For Peace, No Nukes Action Committee, United Public Workers For Action, Eclipse Rising and more….

To Endorse And For information call (415)282-1908 info@upwa.info

Sunday, December 14

D 14, Sunday, 11:00am – 2:00pm, STOP TOXIC TURF at Beach Chalet Soccer Fields in GG Park– Leafleting (Endorsed by Action Council))

Meet outside:

GAP Store
Powell & Market St.
San Francisco

Why picket GAP? GAP is owned by the Fisher family and the Fisher front group City Fields Foundation is responsible for installing toxic turf all over San Francisco.

The Beach Chalet Soccer Fields bulldozing has begun. It will be about a year before the toxic “recycled” shredded tires are layered 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.

RAIN CANCELS

Info: www.protectggp.org

D 14, Sunday , 12 Noon, CODEPINK Golden Gate Bridge Walk: DEMAND JUSTICE NOW! #BLACK LIVES MATTER!

NOON: Walk with “hands up” from SF and Marin sides of Eastern Walkway.

Converge in middle of bridge for passionate cry for JUSTICE

1:00pm: Rally on SF side after walk: Public reading of the victims and their tragic stories.

ERIC GARNER.MICHAEL BROWN.TAMIR RICE.

ANDY LOPEZ.TRAYVON MARTIN.OSCAR GRANT

JOHN CRAWFORD.RUMAIN BRISBON.AKAI GURLEY.

KAJIEME POWELL.JONATHAN FERRELL.KIMANI GRAY…..

THEIR STORIES: http://gawker.com/unarmed-people-of-color-killed-by-police-1999-2014-1666672349

Optional: Wear Black, with white lettering: “Black Lives Matter,” “I Can’t Breath,” or “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.” Bring signs and props.

WE WILL NOT REST UNTIL JUSTICE IS SERVED!

ARREST, PROSECUTE and CONVICT all killer cops!

Note: Very Limited Public Parking at all four corners of bridge.

Public transportation Recommended:

See http://tripplanner.transit.511.org for public transit options.

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

D 14, Sunday, 4:00pm, Register Your Moral Outrage and Support of the Michael Brown Family!

Third Baptist Church
1399 Mc Allister
SF

Mr. Michael Brown Sr., will be speaking in San Francisco at Third Baptist Church, in the sanctuary.

This is open to the public.

D 14, Sunday, 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Black Liberation and White Anti-Racism in the Time of Ferguson

The Omni,
4799 Shattuck, Oakland

Please join us for a panel of local Black organizers followed by a discussion and skill share on how to move ourselves and other white people to take bold and accountable action against racism.

This event will focus on white people taking anti-racist action, but all are welcome.

Speakers on the panel:
** Alicia Garza, #BlackLivesMatter co-founder,
Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and former Executive Director of
People Organized to Win Employment Rights
** Kamau Walton, Critical Resistance, Stop the Injunctions Coalition, and Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity
** Robbie Clark, Housing Rights Campaign Lead Organizer at Causa Justa/Just Cause
**Phil Hutchings, member of Black Alliance for Just Immigration and Causa Justa/Just Cause, former member of the Student National Coordinating Committee

Childcare provided upon request– (contact: dylan@collectiveliberation.org)
$10 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds. (money will go to covering food, renting a wheelchair accessible toilet, printing costs, and Catalyst staff time)

After the panel, we will share skills and have discussion about what white anti-racism can look like in this political moment, including how to organize other white people. We will also take take the first steps in action together.

Sponsor: Catalyst

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1584309241780517/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

Monday, December 15

D 15, Monday, 11:00am, Perform Your Protest: December 15th

1) Meet at 30 Grant Avenue to integrate non-performers into protest.

2) Then we will travel to Yerba Buena for the 1st performance;

3) March to Union Square (passing out fliers through the Metreon) for the 2nd performance;

4) March to Civic Center for the 3rd and final performance.

We are calling on artists, allies, critical thinkers, and creators to come out to Perform Your Protest. This event aims to use art to address systematic police-on-citizen violence and encourage other artists to do the same. We honor the lives and protest the murders of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and countless others who have lost their lives to police brutality. These heinous acts of violence must be answered with our outcry.

Join us to show your support and stand in solidarity for Justice! Show up the day of to be a part of this demonstration!

We commit to using our creative abilities to lift our voices and encourage other people to get involved.

*If you are unable to attend our performance you can still support by performing your own protest. Create a piece of theater, spoken word, song, dance ect. and post it using #performyourprotest.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/823797364325228/?unit_ref=related_events

#performyourprotest

D 17, Wednesday, 5:00pm, Happy Birthday! CHELSEA MANNING Free her now! (AC has endorsed this event and support for Chelsea)

Harvey Milk Plaza
(Market & Castro)
SF

Speakout & Tabeling

Chelsea Manning is 27 years old on this day. Formerly known as Bradley, she is the transgender whistleblower, US soldier, Grand Marshal at San Francisco Pride 2014, who revealed US, UK and other governments’ war crimes and corruption. She leaked hundred of thousands of documents to Wikileaks exposing the truth and therefore saving many lives. Imprisoned in 2010 and held for months under torturous conditions, she was sentenced to 35 years in August 2013.

Thanks to Chelsea’s whistleblowing, we the public now know about:
The “collateral murder” video of a US helicopter crew killing Iraqi civilians ● the cover-up of rape in Iraq & Afghanistan ● the secret use of drones for extra-judicial killing ● US dirty tricks in Haiti, Venezuela, Peru & elsewhere ● Egyptian and Palestinian Authority collusion with Israel’s bombing of Gaza . . .
If the sentence stands, she’ll be out in 2045.
We cannot let this happen – we have to get her out!
Sign Amnesty International’s petition for her immediate release.

For more info: Chelsea Manning Support Network
Queer Strike US: 1 415 626 4114 UK: 020 7482 2496
Payday men’s network www.refusingtokill.net
US: 1 215848 1120 UK: 020 7267 8698

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1474496119473197/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Called by: Queer Strike & Payday men’s network
Endorsed by: All of Us or None; Chelsea Manning Support Network; Courage to Resist; International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network; Michael Wong, Veterans for Peace & Vietnam war Army resister; Occupy/San Francisco – Action Council; Tommi Avicolli Mecca, long time queer activist; Veteran Artists, Stephen Funk…

Other actions so far will include Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Istanbul, Philadelphia, London, Venice .

 

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Announcements

Thursday, December 11

D 11, Thursday, 12:30pm, Press Conference – In Support for the Okinawan People’s Struggle to STOP a NEW MILITARY BASE at HENOKO

US Court Northern District of California (Court Room 5 – 17th Floor)
450 Golden Gate Ave
SF

Press Conference: 12:30pm (if it rains – press conf. will be in the cafeteria)

Hearing: 1:30pm

There WILL be a Press Conference this Thursday-December 11th – to express our Support for the Okinawan People’s 18 year nonviolent struggle to Stop a new base construction at Henoko.

The Dept. of Defense is seeking a Motion to Dismiss the re-opened lawsuit- in “The Dugong vs Donald Rumsfeld” arguing that the new base in Oura Bay violates US environmental protection law. This first hearing will be this Thursday in San Francisco District Court.

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2014/okinawa-dugong-07-31-2014.html

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There will be 2 representatives from Okinawa attending the Court Hearing who will speak at the Press Conference, along with folks from Center for Biological Diversity and Earth Justice. (see below for press release about the lawsuit).

Please get the call out for all other Community Organizations to come out to show support. Bring your Banners and Signs – Supporting Okinawa!

D 11, Thursday, 3:00pm – 3:30pm, NO NUKES – Monthly Rally Japanese Consulate

SF Japanese Consulate
275 Battery St.
SF

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

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

 

D 11, Thursday, 6:00pm, Shut It Down San Francisco

Powell & Market Sts.
SF

Black Lives Matter. It’s more than a slogan, it’s a basic truth that unfortunately bears repeating. Join us this Thursday as we protest the epidemic of black lives lost to police violence.

Bring your signs, bring your friends, and bring your voice. We will be demonstrating at Market and Powell in a show of peaceful resistance.

No justice, no peace.

Organizer not known by me…

National Lawyer’s Guild #: Demonstrations Defense Hotline: (415) 285-1011

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/419818394836052/?unit_ref=related_events

Friday, December 12

D 12, Friday, 12 Noon, Press Conference Press Conference to Call for DOJ Prosecution of Professor John Yoo for Torture

UC Law School
Bancroft @ College Ave.
Berkeley

Our message is that prosecution is mandatory under the law. Eric Holder must do his duty and indict and prosecute Yoo.

We will set up a waterboard and do a mock waterboarding and forced feeding. We will have orange jumpsuits for people to wear.
Codepink will attempt a citizen’s arrest of John Yoo. Some will attempt to pink slip him.
Codepink and allies will deliver a message to UC Law School Dean Choudry that we are calling for the prosecution of John Yoo, as well as a UC investigation. We will also demand that UC take Yoo’s endowed chair away from him and that his relationship with UC be severed immediately. We will no longer accept that UC employs a torture enabler to teach law.
Alumni are especially encouraged to speak at the press conference if they have decided not to donate to UC any longer because of Yoo.
Codepink and allies gathered over 100 signatures of UC alumni and current students and members of the community on petitions during the FSM 5th Anniversary events. The petitions call for Yoo to be investigated by UC and prosecuted by Eric Holder and the Department of Justice. We will present the petitions to the media and law school at the press conference.
Info: cynthia_papermaster@yahoo.com

D 12, Friday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, SFO Food Service Worker and Community Picket Line

SFO, Terminal 2 – Departure Level

On November 20th, SFO food service workers – including cashiers, servers, cooks at airport restaurants – approved a strike and boycott authorization vote by over 98% percent! The contract expired over a year ago and the employers’ “final position” did not do enough to meet our core demands for meaningful wage increases, healthcare and pension contributions, or job security. Most notably, the employer association offered nothing to cover the increasing cost of healthcare. Please join us for a picket line in solidarity with airport workers! Help ensure that airport jobs are good jobs!

Our members at the airport know that they deserve better, especially when the corporations they work for continue to rake in profits. Information released by the airport proved what we already know so well — SFO restaurants are extremely profitable. In September of this year alone, travelers spent over $17 million on food and beverage, an average $8.76 for every single person traveling out of SFO that month. While they continue to collect their cash, some of these companies are now asking the Airport Commission and the City to extend their leases and pay them

RSVP here or email Laurel Fish (lfish@unitehere2.org) with questions.

Info: http://www.unitehere2.org/2014/12/sfo-strike-vote-98-yes-join-us-on-the-picket-line/

Saturday, December 13

D 13, Saturday, 12:15 pm, Flash Mob for Justice: I Can’t Breathe!

Union Square
San Francisco

In honor of Mike Brown and Eric Garner, and in peaceful protest of how law enforcement and the legal and political systems have failed us, we ask you to stand with us. Let our voices be heard and our presence be known.

Dress in black and meet around the Christmas tree in Union Square at 12:15 on Saturday 12/13. At 12:30, one of the leaders of the event (James) will hold his hands up and yell, “I can’t breathe!” Eric Garner said this 11 times before he was choked to death, so in his honor, we too will say it 11 times. Hold up your hands in surrender and say, “I can’t breathe” 11 times, increasing in volume and intensity, after you hear James yell, then disperse.

It’s important that we show our solidarity with those around the country fighting for our rights. With this simple act, we are letting the world know that enough is enough and change must happen.

And emotions are running high, but please keep this page and this protest as respectful as possible. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1499046797042380/

D 13, Saturday, 2:00pm, Day of Anger: Millions March – San Francisco

Ferry Building
San Francisco

This march will travel up Market Street to a rally at SF Civic Center

Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere. We must demand justice for mike brown! Justice for Eric Garner! Justice for all those victims of police murder.

We must come together in unity to show the world that black lives matter. There is power in numbers. Everyone is encouraged to come support this peaceful demonstration Saturday December 13th @ 2pm. Meet at Ferry Building.

#blacklivesmatter.

We must not only show our power, but show that there is still hope for humanity, we must show the world these deaths are not in vain.
This must happen in every major city, so spread the word. From East to West. Copy this text, and make this happen in your city. Invite as many people as possible. This is happening in New York, DC, and Oakland .

This is not too ambitious. This is possible.

We march.
Together.
As one.

Because #wecantbreathe

San Francisco is Ferguson. Ferguson is San Francisco.

#MILLIONSMARCH

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/675598982556580/
March with of the STOLEN LIVES CONTINGENT

Come with Stolen Lives banners, signs, our voices, stories of the thousands of lives stolen by police murder
Spread the word. Everyone should mobilize groups, contingents, and communities to be there on Market Street

Stop Mass Incarceration Network calls on everyone to join this march. It’s been initiated by courageous young students but this moment demands that everyone join in. We need everyone to come out and thousands need to be there marching together in this Day of Anger: Black Lives Matter! showing our solidarity with the Dec. 13 National March in Washington, D.C.

D 13, Saturday, 2:00pm, Day of Anger: Millions March Oakland

Oscar Grant Plaza
14th Street & Broadway
Oakland

Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere. We must demand justice for mike brown! Justice for Eric Garner! Justice for all those victims of police murder.

We must come together in unity to show the world that black lives matter. There is power in numbers. Everyone is encouraged to come support this peaceful demonstration Saturday December 13th @ 2pm. Meet at Oscar Grant Plaza.

#blacklivesmatter.

We must not only show our power, but show that there is still hope for humanity, we must show the world these deaths are not in vain.

This must happen in every major city, so spread the word. From East to West. Copy this text, and make this happen in your city. Invite as many people as possible. This is happening in New York, DC, and San Francisco .

This is not too ambitious. This is possible.

We march.
Together.
As one.

Because #wecantbreathe

Oakland is Ferguson. Ferguson is Oakland.

#MILLIONSMARCH

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/858052834217501/

Sunday, December 14

D 14, Sunday, 11:00am – 2:00pm, STOP TOXIC TURF at Beach Chalet Soccer Fields in GG Park– Leafleting (Endorsed by Action Council))

Meet outside:

GAP Store
Powell & Market St.
San Francisco

Why picket GAP? GAP is owned by the Fisher family and the Fisher front group City Fields Foundation is responsible for installing toxic turf all over San Francisco.

The Beach Chalet Soccer Fields bulldozing has begun. It will be about a year before the toxic “recycled” shredded tires are layered 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.

RAIN CANCELS

Info: www.protectggp.org

D 14, Sunday, 4:00pm, Register Your Moral Outrage and Support of the Michael Brown Family!

Third Baptist Church
1399 Mc Allister
SF

Mr. Michael Brown Sr., will be speaking in San Francisco at Third Baptist Church, in the sanctuary.

This is open to the public.

D 17, Wednesday, 5:00pm, Happy Birthday! CHELSEA MANNING Free her now! (AC has endorsed this event and support for Chelsea)

Harvey Milk Plaza
(Market & Castro)
SF

Speakout & Tabling

Chelsea Manning is 27 years old on this day. Formerly known as Bradley, she is the transgender whistleblower, US soldier, Grand Marshal at San Francisco Pride 2014, who revealed US, UK and other governments’ war crimes and corruption. She leaked hundred of thousands of documents to Wikileaks exposing the truth and therefore saving many lives. Imprisoned in 2010 and held for months under torturous conditions, she was sentenced to 35 years in August 2013.

Thanks to Chelsea’s whistleblowing, we the public now know about:
The “collateral murder” video of a US helicopter crew killing Iraqi civilians ● the cover-up of rape in Iraq & Afghanistan ● the secret use of drones for extra-judicial killing ● US dirty tricks in Haiti, Venezuela, Peru & elsewhere ● Egyptian and Palestinian Authority collusion with Israel’s bombing of Gaza . . .
If the sentence stands, she’ll be out in 2045.
We cannot let this happen – we have to get her out!
Sign Amnesty International’s petition for her immediate release.

For more info: Chelsea Manning Support Network
Queer Strike US: 1 415 626 4114 UK: 020 7482 2496
Payday men’s network www.refusingtokill.net
US: 1 215848 1120 UK: 020 7267 8698

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1474496119473197/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Called by: Queer Strike & Payday men’s network
Endorsed by: All of Us or None; Chelsea Manning Support Network; Courage to Resist; International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network; Michael Wong, Veterans for Peace & Vietnam war Army resister; Occupy/San Francisco – Action Council; Tommi Avicolli Mecca, long time queer activist; Veteran Artists, Stephen Funk…

Other actions so far will include Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Istanbul, Philadelphia, London, Venice .

ON GOING
STOP the PRIVATIZATION of OUR POST OFFICE – 24/7 Occupation –People are needed to hold the commons

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

People are needed to help hold the commons. The Occupation has been raided several times this week!!

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

8
Dec

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Monday, December 8

D 8, Monday, 9:00am – Court Date – James Jennison Hearing

Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St
SF

James will be in court tomorrow morning, Monday at 9AM; Dept 9 for a Supervised Pretrial Release hearing to determine if he should be held in custody in lieu of $75K bail. This is from a protest in SF on Black Friday.

D 8, Monday, 5:00pm, BERKELEY MARCH FOR JUSTICE FOR MIKE BROWN + ERIC GARNER AND TO PROTEST THE POLICE RIOT IN
BERKELEY

Bancroft & Telegraph
Berkeley

National Lawyer’s Guild #: Demonstrations Defense Hotline: (415) 285-1011

Over 500 UC-Berkeley students and community members marched to demand justice for Mike Brown and Eric Garner. Police from across the East Bay rioted against the peaceful crowd, with batons, tear gas, and rubber bullets. They broke one person’s leg, inflicted other injuries, and indiscriminately arrested members of the crowd.

But UC-Berkeley students and community members poured into the streets to protest this violent onslaught and STAYED STRONG FOR NINE HOURS on Saturday. Inspired by the heroic example Ferguson, we showed that WE WON’T BACK DOWN!

Protesters voted to MARCH AGAIN this MONDAY, DEC. 8 at 5:00pm at the intersection of Bancroft and Telegraph, for THESE DEMANDS:
* Jail Darren Wilson, Daniel Pantaleo, and All Killer Cops
* End the Racist Coverups by the District Attorneys and Grand Juries
* Down with the New Jim Crow! Down with the Police From Ferguson to Ayotzinapa to Staten Island: March Against State Repression
* Release the Berkeley protesters arrested and drop all charges.

*** BERKELEY ASKS OTHER CAMPUSES AND COMMUNITIES TO JOIN US IN SOLIDARITY ***

TO EVERYONE WHO WAS PROTESTING IN BERKELEY LAST NIGHT: if you or anyone know was injured or arrested by police, document any injuries and contact me (Ronald Cruz, BAMN attorney) at ronald.cruz@ueaa.net . Thank you.
*Note: organizers are unfamiliar to me.
Sponsor: BAMN – Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/379893875520831/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1

D 8, Monday, 7:00pm, SF Climate Forum: From Lima to Paris, The Road To Climate Justice In 2015
(Note: Monday’s OccupyForum folks will be attending this)

Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
518 Valencia,
San Francisco

Teach-in / Fundraiser for the Caravana Climatica and the People’s Climate Summit in Lima, Peru

The United Nations’ climate talks are convening in Lima, Peru from Dec. 1-12 yet again to trade away a just and stable climate to corporations and wealthy nations.

Social movements throughout Latin America have mobilized to be heard inside and outside the Lima meetings at the People’s Climate Summit.

Caravana Climatica, organized by Marea Creciante (Rising Tide Mexico) has traveled through Mexico, Central America and South America building solidarity amongst communities facing devastation at the point of destruction.

In Dec 2015, the United Nations will convene again in Paris, France to make decisions about our climate future. Between now and then, frontline communities and movements for climate justice and action will be mobilizing for the fight against climate change. It’s time to mobilize locally against fossil fuel infrastructure and Bay Area based corporations profiting from climate change.

-Panel of speakers on climate and anti-extraction campaigns in Northern California
-Video call-in with Caravana Climatica organizers in Lima
-Snacks, drinks

CONTACT: diablorisingtide@riseup.net
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/305884426282191/?pnref=story

All donations will support the Caravana Climatica currently in Lima, Peru [http://caravanaclimatica.org/].

Organized by Diablo Rising Tide (For more information about Rising Tide North America; http://risingtidenorthamerica.org)
Tuesday, December 9

D 9, Tuesday, 1:30pm , CCSF Closing Arguments of Trial

California State Superior Court
Judge Curtis Karnow (Dept 304)
400 McAllister St at Polk
SF.

For the entire week of Oct 27th, Superior Court Judge Karnow heard testimony from both the City Attorney’s Office and the ACCJC in the matter of the People of California vs. the ACCJC.
The Judge will hear oral closing arguments on Dec. 9th. After that he will issue a tentative ruling and send to the attorneys who will then get a chance to submit written objections within 15 days. After the judge considers these he will issue his final ruling. So this all sounds like not until at least January. Probably after the ACCJC meeting where they will decide whether or not to put us on Restoration.

Info: Save CCSF
D 9, Tuesday, 6:00pm (doors); 6:30pm (program), VOICES OF THE PEOPLE: RETHINKING THE ASIA-PACIFIC PIVOT

518 Valencia St., (nr. 16th Street BART)
SF

Hear the Voices of people’s movements in the Philippines, Korea and Okinawa and how they are resisting US Militarism and the Asia-Pacific Pivot.

Speakers:
Ko You Kyoung (International Women’s Network Against Militarism, South Korea) is a longtime peace activist in South Korea as the former director of the National Campaign for Eradication of Crimes by U.S. Troops in Korea. She is also a member of the Korean Women’s Network Against Militarism, SAFE-Korea, and the Pyeongtaek Peace Center.

Raymond Palatino (BAYAN, Philippines) is an activist and writer in the Philippines. He’s the Southeast Asia Editor in the Global Voices, an online citizens’ media network, and contributor to the ASEAN Beat of the Diplomat magazine. He’s also the chairperson of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) Metro Manila.

Yoko Fukumura (Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence, Women for Genuine Security)

Moderator: Rhonda Ramiro (BAYAN USA)

People’s resistance to militarism in the Asia-Pacific region is growing as the U.S. military increases its presence under the auspices of the so-called “Pivot to Asia.” At the same time, communities in the U.S. increasingly face a rapidly militarized and violent police force in our neighborhoods, streets, and schools.

The Center for Political Education, Women for Genuine Security, and the Asia Pacific Islands Peoples’ Solidarity (Bay Area) is excited to host an evening of story sharing with an international roundtable featuring activists from the Asia-Pacific region.

Sponsored by the Center for Political Education, Women for Genuine Security, BAYAN, Anakbayan, Eclipse Rising, the Asia Pacific Islands Peoples’ Solidarity (Bay Area) and more.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/872175692826994/?ref=br_tf
Wednesday, December 10
D 10, Wednesday, 12 Noon – 1:00pm, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Steps of SF City Hall

On the steps of City Hall, the Gray Panthers will read the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to celebrate the 66th anniversary of tits adoption by the UN. On Dec. 9,2014, the Gray Panthers will present a resolution to the Board of Supervisors to commemorate this international recognition of human rights for all people and to do so each year on Dec

Info: graypanther-sf [at] sonic.net
D 10, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL – Today is International Human Rights Day

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

D 10, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Save CCSF Coalition General Assembly Meeting

Mission Campus, Room 107
1125 Valencia St
SF.

Organizing meeting of City College of San Francisco students, faculty and classified staff to fight against the downsizing of public education.

Thursday, December 11

D 11, Thursday, 12:30pm, Press Conference – In Support for the Okinawan People’s Struggle to STOP a NEW MILITARY BASE at HENOKO

US Court Northern District of California (Court Room 5 – 17th Floor)
450 Golden Gate Ave
SF

Press Conference: 12:30pm
Hearing: 1:30pm

There WILL be a Press Conference this Thursday-December 11th – to express our Support for the Okinawan People’s 18 year nonviolent struggle to Stop a new base construction at Henoko.

The Dept. of Defense is seeking a Motion to Dismiss the re-opened lawsuit- in “The Dugong vs Donald Rumsfeld” arguing that the new base in Oura Bay violates US environmental protection law. This first hearing will be this Thursday in San Francisco District Court.

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2014/okinawa-dugong-07-31-2014.html

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There will be 2 representatives from Okinawa attending the Court Hearing who will speak at the Press Conference, along with folks from Center for Biological Diversity and Earth Justice. (see below for press release about the lawsuit).

Please get the call out for all other Community Organizations to come out to show support. Bring your Banners and Signs – Supporting Okinawa!
D 11, Thursday, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, NO NUKES – Monthly Rally Japanese Consulate

SF Japanese Consulate
275 Battery St.
SF

The Japanese government 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.
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NO to nuclear power plants, energy and bombs. No More Fukushimas!
For more information
http://nonukesaction.wordpress.com/Sponsor: No Nukes Action Committee

Friday, December 12

D 12, Friday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, SFO Food Service Worker and Community Picket Line

SFO, Terminal 2 – Departure Level

On November 20th, SFO food service workers – including cashiers, servers, cooks at airport restaurants – approved a strike and boycott authorization vote by over 98% percent! The contract expired over a year ago and the employers’ “final position” did not do enough to meet our core demands for meaningful wage increases, healthcare and pension contributions, or job security. Most notably, the employer association offered nothing to cover the increasing cost of healthcare. Please join us for a picket line in solidarity with airport workers! Help ensure that airport jobs are good jobs!
Our members at the airport know that they deserve better, especially when the corporations they work for continue to rake in profits. Information released by the airport proved what we already know so well — SFO restaurants are extremely profitable. In September of this year alone, travelers spent over $17 million on food and beverage, an average $8.76 for every single person traveling out of SFO that month. While they continue to collect their cash, some of these companies are now asking the Airport Commission and the City to extend their leases and pay them
RSVP here or email Laurel Fish (lfish@unitehere2.org) with questions.
Info: http://www.unitehere2.org/2014/12/sfo-strike-vote-98-yes-join-us-on-the-picket-line/
Saturday, December 13

D 13, Saturday, 2:00pm, Millions March San Francisco

1 Ferry Building
San Francisco

INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS INJUSTICE EVERYWHERE. WE MUST DEMAND JUSTICE FOR MIKE BROWN! JUSTICE FOR ERIC GARNER! JUSTICE FOR ALL THOSE WE HAVE LOST AT THE HANDS OF THE RACIST KILLER COPS!

WE MUST COME TOGETHER IN UNITY AND SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE BRUTALITY AND MURDER OF BLACK AND BROWN BODIES! THERE IS POWER IN NUMBERS. SO WE ARE GOING TO GO ALL OUT ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 13th @ 2pm. MEET AT FERRY BUILDING.

#BLACKLIVESMATTER.

WE MUST NOT ONLY SHOW OUR POWER, BUT SHOW THAT THERE IS STILL HOPE FOR HUMANITY, WE MUST SHOW THE WORLD THESE DEATHS ARE NOT IN VAIN.

THIS MUST HAPPEN IN EVERY MAJOR CITY, SO SPREAD THE WORD. FROM EAST TO WEST. INVITE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.

THIS IS NOT TOO AMBITIOUS. THIS IS POSSIBLE.

WE MARCH.
TOGETHER.
AS ONE.

BECAUSE #WECANTBREATHE

OUR CALL TO ACTION: DEMAND THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE PURSUE FEDERAL CHARGES AGAINST ALL KILLER COPS.

SAN FRANCISCO IS FERGUSON. FERGUSON IS SAN FRANCISCO.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/675598982556580/
D 13, Saturday, 2:00pm, Millions March Oakland

Oscar Grant Plaza
14th Street & Broadway
Oakland

Same Description as the one scheduled in SF on same day. (above)

OAKLAND IS FERGUSON. FERGUSON IS OAKLAND.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/858052834217501/
Sunday, December 14

D 14, Sunday, 11:00am – 2:00pm, STOP TOXIC TURF at Beach Chalet Soccer Fields in GG Park– Leafleting (Endorsed by Action Council))

Meet outside:

GAP Store (at Cable Car Turnaround)
Powell & Market St.
San Francisco

Why picket GAP? GAP is owned by the Fisher family and the Fisher front group City Fields Foundation is responsible for installing toxic turf all over San Francisco.

The Beach Chalet Soccer Fields bulldozing has begun. It will be about a year before the toxic “recycled” shredded tires are layered 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.

RAIN CANCELS

Info: www.protectggp.org

ON GOING
STOP the PRIVATIZATION of OUR POST OFFICE – 24/7 Occupation –People are needed to hold the commons

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

People are needed to help hold the commons. The Occupation has been raided several times this week!!
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
Videos from protest this weekend regarding Michael Brown & Eric Garner and Beyond….

1. Demo organized by a high school student in Kansas: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=418725244947710&pnref=story
2. Die-in – Davidson College N. Carolina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jei1Zs0Li8
3. Berkeley demo – Sat. night – militarized police: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=418596778293890

Demonstrations are also going on in Seattle, Texas, France, Tokyo New Jersey, Detroit, MN and many more places
SAVE the DATE
Tuesday, December 22nd & Wednesday, December 23rd for Federal Reserve Action

4
Dec

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday at AC we will also be celebrating Arielle’s 2nd Birthday!!

Thursday, December 4,

D 4, Thursday – going on NOW – RAID of Berkeley Post Office Occupation!

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

STOP the PRIVATIZATION of OUR POST OFFICE

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

D 4, Thursday 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Oakland Emergency Response to Fight for Justice for Mike Brown and All Victims Against Racist Police Oppression!

14th and Broadway
Oakland

(check FB site frequently for updates / changes/ where abouts of march)

National Lawyers Guild Number: 415-285-1011

Emergency Response Protest and March for Justice for Eric Garner and Michael Brown
MARCH in the Spirit of Ferguson through West Oakland

The Jim Crow Juries of Ferguson and New York City conducted state-sponsored cover-ups of the racist police murders of Michael Brown, and now Eric Garner. This is a complete outrage! We must continue to regroup and remobilize to demand the proper indictment and jailing of the killer cops! Enough is enough! No business as usual!

* JUSTICE FOR MIKE BROWN and ERIC GARNER!
* STOP the Racist Attacks Against Minority Youth!
* JAIL the Killer Cops: A Badge Is Not A License to Kill!
* END the Policy of Cover-Up and Blaming the Victim!

The protest at 5 pm will march through West Oakland then come back to downtown Oakland to meet up with the 7 pm protest.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/316716461849844/?ref=29&ref_notif_type=plan_reminder&source=1

 

D 4, Thursday 7:00pm, Emergency Response to the Non-Indictment of the Pigs Who Killed #EricGarner

Meet Up at: 14th & Broadway
Oakland CA

Yesterday a grand jury was once again complicit in letting a pig walk after choking Eric Garner, a black man in broad daylight, and eventually killing him. From #Ferguson to NYC, from #MikeBrown to #EricGarner, this is the system working as it is supposed to, not just a couple ‘bad apples.’ It is a system of organized black genocide at the hands of a white supremacist power structure. It is judicial and extrajudicial lynching, and impunity for the armed forces who kill black people like the slave-catchers before them. #yesallcops #yesthewholesystem time to turn up again!

(Note: organizers of demo not known)

Facebook for Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/669784216473687/?source=1

Friday, December 5

D 5, Friday, 3:00pm, SAN FRANCISCO ACTION #BoycottREMAX

1010 Valencia St.
San Francisco

RE/MAX is currently operating in and selling Jewish-only settlement properties in the West Bank as part of the ongoing settler-colonialism and occupation of Palestine.

In response, we launched the “Boycott RE/MAX: No Open Homes on Stolen Land”, asking the company to cut its ties with franchises involved in the sale or rental of settlement properties. The RE/MAX campaign is part of the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, a call by Palestinian civil society to engage in non-violent activism to end these injustices by boycotting companies and institutions that are complicit in Israel’s occupation and its discriminatory practices against Palestinians.

This part of our GLOBAL week of action, with actions happening around the world! See more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1583226448567667/

We will be gathering outside the SF REMAX office to deliver signatures from people around the world demanding REMAX stop these unethical sales. Bring your signs, as we have a presence outside the office!

Read more about the #BoycottRemax campaign in Medea Benjamin’s article: http://mondoweiss.net/2014/11/israels-illegal-settlements?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews

Don’t miss this opportunity to get involved in the launch of this exciting BDS campaign and join the coalition!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/748407258588729/?context=create&previousaction=create&source=49&sid_create=1441724489#

D 5, Friday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Solidarity with the Revolt – Ferguson to the Bay – March & Noise Demo (not know who is sponsoring this)

Meet at 27th & Telegraph – 7:00pm Sharp
Oakland

Over the past week, brave protesters and street fighters have taken to the streets across the country igniting a brilliant revolt against the police, white supremacy and capitalism. The people of Ferguson are an inspiration to us all and their actions have sparked an unstoppable movement that has now spread nation wide. From the mass highway takeovers to the expropriation of looted goods to the disruptions of Black Friday consumerism to the street fights with police, we stand in full solidarity with all those who have put their lives and bodies on the line to help push the struggle forward and disrupt business as usual. We reject all attempts to divide those in the streets between “good protesters” and “bad protesters”. Anyone pushing this agenda is doing the work of the state and is an enemy of the movement.

Hundreds have been arrested in this rebellion including roughly 200 here in the Bay Area. All of those who are still in jail locally are facing felony charges allegedly related to the looting of various corporate stores. Not surprisingly, all of these comrades who the state has chosen to make examples of are Black.

Join us this Friday for a march and noise demo in support of the revolt and those facing state repression for their involvement in this movement.

MARCH TO THE JAIL IN DOWNTOWN
BRING FRIENDS & NOISEMAKERS

*RAIN OR SHINE*

Info: from Indybay

Saturday, December 6

D 6, Saturday, 11:00am – Noon (beyond), Human Rights Day and Bill of Rights Day with the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission

:North Berkeley Senior Center,
1901 Hearst at MLK Jr. Way,
Berkeley

The commission will hold a forum and press event to announce Berkeley’s historic submission of municipal reports on local compliance with the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Forms of Treatment or Punishment (CAT) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

The reports, approved by the City Council October 7, examine these aspects of life in and around Berkeley:

–Over-policing of African Americans and Occupy activists

–Berkeley’s law against sidewalk sleeping (Public Commons for Everyone Initiative, PCEI)

–Extensive disparities in human needs between African American and white communities

–Discrimination in city and private employment against African Americans

–Polluted air in West and South Berkeley caused by industrial emissions, affecting communities of color disproportionately

–Council’s investigation of acquiring Tasers for the BPD

–Hate crimes against Arab Americans, Muslims, and other communities

–State prison conditions including solitary confinement, sub-standard healthcare, sterilization of women, and sexual assault

–Police use of “Suspicious Activity Reports” to feed allegations of non-criminal behavior into the national security databases

–UC Berkeley’s management of nuclear weapons labs as a contravention of international law and as propaganda for war

info: George Lippman, Vice-Chair, Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission (510) 517-8379; geolippman.pjc@earthlink.net

D 6, Saturday, 5:00pm, From Ferguson to Ayotzinapa: March Against State Repression

Bancroft & Telegraph
Berkeley, CA

From Mike Brown’s death at the hands of a white police officer in Ferguson Missouri, to the abduction of 43 students in Mexico by the government, state violence must end!

We will take to the streets on the sixth anniversary of the police murder of Alexis in Athens, Greece, which launched a mass uprising across the country. That rage was seen a month afterwards on the very streets of Oakland after Oscar Grant was murdered.

The next year, occupations took root at universities across California, like the ones we see today at Wheeler Hall in UC Berkeley. Students were at the forefront of anti-police struggles in Greece, as well as in Mexico. This led to the abduction of 43 students by police in Ayotzinapa just over two months ago. This was only days before the anniversary of the Tlatelolco massacre, where Mexican government murdered protesting students.

Bring friends, banners, masks, megaphones, sound systems, etc.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1572508336311521/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Sunday, December 7

D 7, 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 layered 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.

RAIN CANCELS

Info: www.protectggp.org

D 7, Sunday, 1:00pm, JUSTICE 4 O’SHAINE EVANS !! & ALL STOLEN LIVES !! – Candlelight Vigil

Oscar Grant Plaza
Broadway & 14th Street
Oakland

Troy Blake, O’Shaine’s brother, wrote :

Come out
in support of the no more STOLEN LIVES candlelight vigil in honor of:
O’shaine Evans,
Mike Brown,
Mario Romero,
Gus Rugley,
Mark Garcia,
Alex Nieto,
Andy Lopez,
James Rivera jr,
Errol Chan,
Yanira Serrano Garcia.
Kenneth Hardin,
Alan Blueford,
and Idriss Stelley to name a few.
Cadine Williams, O’Shaine sister, wrote:

12-07-14 WILL BE 2 MONTHS SINCE THE ASSASSINATION OF MY BROTHER O’SHAINE EVANS.
THERE WILL BE A NO MORE STOLEN LIVES CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL

PLEASE COME OUT AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT. THIS EVENT IS NOT ONLY FOR O’SHAINE EVANS BUT FOR ALL THE LIFE’S THAT HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY POLICE BRUTALITY.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1522335708027049/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

D 7, Sunday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Film screening: Enduring Roots and Indigenous Youth Delegation to Palestine

La Pena Cultural Center (3 blocks for Ashby BART)
3105 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley

 Screening of the documentary “Enduring Roots: Over a Century of Resistance to the Jewish National Fund”
(Following a short film about an Indigenous Youth Delegation to Palestine)

7pm screening followed by Q&A with director and activists

Purchase tickets in advance at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/940438

Sponsored by: AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Center Global Women’s Strike, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN), Art Forces, Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA), Movement Generation, Phat Beets Produce Seventh Native American Generation (SNAG),
United States Palestinian Community Network (USPCN), Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/860190464012289/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Monday, December 8

D 8, Monday, 7:00pm, SF Climate Forum: From Lima to Paris, The Road To Climate Justice In 2015 (Note: Monday’s OccupyForum folks will be attending this)

Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
518 Valencia,
San Francisco

Teach-in / Fundraiser for the Caravana Climatica and the People’s Climate Summit in Lima, Peru

The United Nations’ climate talks are convening in Lima, Peru from Dec. 1-12 yet again to trade away a just and stable climate to corporations and wealthy nations.

Social movements throughout Latin America have mobilized to be heard inside and outside the Lima meetings at the People’s Climate Summit.

Caravana Climatica, organized by Marea Creciante (Rising Tide Mexico) has traveled through Mexico, Central America and South America building solidarity amongst communities facing devastation at the point of destruction.

In Dec 2015, the United Nations will convene again in Paris, France to make decisions about our climate future. Between now and then, frontline communities and movements for climate justice and action will be mobilizing for the fight against climate change. It’s time to mobilize locally against fossil fuel infrastructure and Bay Area based corporations profiting from climate change.

-Panel of speakers on climate and anti-extraction campaigns in Northern California
-Video call-in with Caravana Climatica organizers in Lima
-Snacks, drinks

CONTACT: diablorisingtide@riseup.net
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/305884426282191/?pnref=story

All donations will support the Caravana Climatica currently in Lima, Peru [http://caravanaclimatica.org/].

Organized by Diablo Rising Tide (For more information about Rising Tide North America; http://risingtidenorthamerica.org)

Tuesday, December 9

D 9, Tuesday, 1:30pm , CCSF Closing Arguments of Trial

California State Superior Court

Judge Curtis Karnow (Dept 304)
400 McAllister St at Polk
SF.

For the entire week of Oct 27th, Superior Court Judge Karnow heard testimony from both the City Attorney’s Office and the ACCJC in the matter of the People of California vs. the ACCJC.
The Judge will hear oral closing arguments on Dec. 9th. After that he will issue a tentative ruling and send to the attorneys who will then get a chance to submit written objections within 15 days. After the judge considers these he will issue his final ruling. So this all sounds like not until at least January. Probably after the ACCJC meeting where they will decide whether or not to put us on Restoration.

Info: Save CCSF

D 9, Tuesday, 6:00pm (doors); 6:30pm (program), VOICES OF THE PEOPLE: RETHINKING THE ASIA-PACIFIC PIVOT

518 Valencia St., (nr. 16th Street BART)
SF

Hear the Voices of people’s movements in the Philippines, Korea and Okinawa and how they are resisting US Militarism and the Asia-Pacific Pivot.

Speakers:

Ko You Kyoung (International Women’s Network Against Militarism, South Korea) is a longtime peace activist in South Korea as the former director of the National Campaign for Eradication of Crimes by U.S. Troops in Korea. She is also a member of the Korean Women’s Network Against Militarism, SAFE-Korea, and the Pyeongtaek Peace Center.

Raymond Palatino (BAYAN, Philippines) is an activist and writer in the Philippines. He’s the Southeast Asia Editor in the Global Voices, an online citizens’ media network, and contributor to the ASEAN Beat of the Diplomat magazine. He’s also the chairperson of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) Metro Manila.

Yoko Fukumura (Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence, Women for Genuine Security)

Moderator: Rhonda Ramiro (BAYAN USA)

People’s resistance to militarism in the Asia-Pacific region is growing as the U.S. military increases its presence under the auspices of the so-called “Pivot to Asia.” At the same time, communities in the U.S. increasingly face a rapidly militarized and violent police force in our neighborhoods, streets, and schools.

The Center for Political Education, Women for Genuine Security, and the Asia Pacific Islands Peoples’ Solidarity (Bay Area) is excited to host an evening of story sharing with an international roundtable featuring activists from the Asia-Pacific region.

Sponsored by the Center for Political Education, Women for Genuine Security, BAYAN, Anakbayan, Eclipse Rising, the Asia Pacific Islands Peoples’ Solidarity (Bay Area) and more.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/872175692826994/?ref=br_tf

Wednesday, December 10

D 10, Wednesday, 12 Noon – 1:00pm, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Steps of SF City Hall

On the steps of City Hall, the Gray Panthers will read the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to celebrate the 66th anniversary of tits adoption by the UN. On Dec. 9,2014, the Gray Panthers will present a resolution to the Board of Supervisors to commemorate this international recognition of human rights for all people and to do so each year on Dec

Info: graypanther-sf [at] sonic.net

SAVE the DATE

Tuesday, December 22nd & Wednesday, December 23rd for Federal Reserve Action

Other Sites for a few videos / photos of Yesterday’s & Today’s demonstrations

1)Stanford Student Protesters Block Highway 101 Over NYPD Chokehold Death « CBS San Francisco

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/12/04/stanford-univeristy-student-protesters-block-highway-101-over-nypd-chokehold-death-eric-garner-new-york-city-police-university-avenue-east-palo-alto/

2) Photos from SF Powell & Market Sts. Wed. 12/3 eve : https://twitter.com/pfimrite

3) Union Station on Wed. eve. in Washington, DC

Howard University students shutting down union station in Washington DC tonight. #DCFerguson

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/56061343/highlight/581419

4) Minnesota today MPLS: Protesters have taken 35W heading to City Hall! LIVE VIDEO >> http://bambuser.com/v/5125922 #TCshutItDown #EricGarner #ICantBreathe via @wamswagner

5) UC Berkeley today: http://www.berkeleyside.com/2014/12/04/breaking-cal-students-hold-black-lives-matter-rally/

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Monday, December 1

D 1, Monday, 9:00am AND 2:00pm, Court Support for Comrades Arrested in Ferguson Protests ( Oakland )

Wiley Manuel Alameda County Court House
661 Washington St. (nr. 7th Street)
Oakland

9:00 am Picket

Arraignments scheduled at 9am in Department 107 and at 2pm in Department 112. It is imperative that everyone try and come out! Help protesters who have demanded justice for Mike Brown and all victims of police oppression!
There will be Coffee Not Cops happening outside of the courthouse!

Please read details on this event page:

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/926405430711582/
D 1, Monday, 11:00am – 12 Noon (March at 12 Noon) All Eyes on Peru: December 1. 2014

UN Plaza
Market & Hyde St.
SF

11:00am – 12 Noon – Prayer & Teach-In
12 Noon – March

Calling all Idle No More folks, Earth Guardians, Water and Land Defenders! From December 1st to 12th, it’s time to let the global climate policy makers who will be meeting in Lima, Peru, know that we demand a safe future for ourselves and those yet to come – share YOUR concerns about climate during these days by uploading your photos with YOUR message to the UN Climate Negotiators tweeting to UN Climate Talks at @UN_ClimateTalks and using #EyesOnPeru.

The United Nations’ climate talks are convening in Lima, Peru from Dec. 1-12 yet again to trade away a just and stable climate to corporations and wealthy nations.

Social movements throughout Latin America have mobilized to be heard inside and outside the Lima meetings at the People’s Climate Summit. Caravana Climatica, organized by Marea Creciante (Rising Tide Mexico) has traveled through Mexico, Central America and South America building solidarity amongst communities facing devastation at the point of destruction. :

From the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change website: The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will be held from 1 to 12 December. COP 20/CMP 10 will be hosted by the Government of Peru, in Lima, Peru.

We must make sure the policy makers understand that we know they are meeting to determine whether or not climate chaos will continue unabated. We demand:

– A world-wide reduction in carbon emissions
– Stop to the carbon trading scheme known as REDD+
– Hold fossil fuel corporations financially and legally
accountable for their harms
– Fund the account for climate refugees
Host: Idle No More
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/295757207297959/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

D 1, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum Presents: Kobani and the Kurdish Question

Global Exchange
2017 Mission St
SF

Speakers:
Mutlu Civirogl, Journalist, VOA From Washington DC via Skype
“The battle of Kobani, the Rojava experiment and it’s significance”

Karaman Mamand, Educator, Activist, Researcher,MA in law, Koya University, Erbil, Kurdistan
“History, Oppression and the Kurdish question”

Armineh Megroian, Activist, Artist, Organizer for Bay Area Light Brigade
“How the failure to support The Kurdish cause is a failure of the Left”
Just before giving up its empire in the Middle East, the British carved out the borders of the new nations. Kurdistan was split among four different nations.

Those nations are all ethnically, culturally, and religiously different from the Kurds, and they have been oppressed minorities in all of them ever since.
Yet in the nation of Syria, the Kurds have formed an autonomous zone, run along Democratic Socialist and Feminist lines, called Kobani.

The government of Syria has never been friendly to Kobani, but recently they have had to contend with something even worse:
the authoritarian extremists of ISIS. And they have been fighting them without help from the USA or any of the other nations in the region.
One of the main entry points for ISIS fighters is via Turkey. Turkey has quietly let them slip across its borders, yet has refusedto let the many Kurds in Turkey enter Syria to help ISIS. Pro-Kobani demonstrations have been endorsed by the Occupy Action Council

Tuesday, December 2

D 2, Tuesday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, STATEWIDE CALL FOR ACTION to Reverse the Fee Hikes + Stop the Privatization of Higher Education!
+ Stop the Privatization of Higher Education – UC/CSU/CC

UC Berkeley Sproul Plaza
Berkeley, CA

UC President Janet Napolitano’s effort to raise fees 28% at UC would close off UC education to the state’s Latina/o, black, immigrant, minority, and working-class and middle-class communities. UC students have rallied, marched, and occupied buildings in the past two weeks. Join UC-Berkeley on Monday, Dec. 2, which is also the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Sproul Hall

• REVERSE THE FEE HIKES!
• STOP THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC EDUCATION!
• REMOVE JANET NAPOLITANO AS UC PRESIDENT!
• DOUBLE UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITY ENROLLMENT AT UC BERKELEY, UCLA, AND SYSTEM-WIDE!
• FULL AND EQUAL RIGHTS FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS!
• STOP THE UC ADMINISTRATION’S COVER-UP OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND ABUSE CASES!
• BRITISH PETROLEUM (BP) OUT OF UC!
Join the STATEWIDE ACTION PAGE ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/705786486185053/

Wednesday, December 3

D 3, 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
This week we’re focusing on RE/MAX and their shameful selling of stolen land.
BOYCOTTREMAX.ORG
Join us again on Friday when we’ll visit one of their San Francisco offices:

https://www.facebook.com/events/748407258588729/?context=create&previousaction=create&source=49&sid_create=1441724489#

Friday, December 5

D 5, Friday, 3:00pm, SAN FRANCISCO ACTION #BoycottREMAX

1010 Valencia St.
San Francisco

RE/MAX is currently operating in and selling Jewish-only settlement properties in the West Bank as part of the ongoing settler-colonialism and occupation of Palestine.

In response, we launched the “Boycott RE/MAX: No Open Homes on Stolen Land”, asking the company to cut its ties with franchises involved in the sale or rental of settlement properties. The RE/MAX campaign is part of the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, a call by Palestinian civil society to engage in non-violent activism to end these injustices by boycotting companies and institutions that are complicit in Israel’s occupation and its discriminatory practices against Palestinians.

This part of our GLOBAL week of action, with actions happening around the world! See more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1583226448567667/

We will be gathering outside the SF REMAX office to deliver signatures from people around the world demanding REMAX stop these unethical sales. Bring your signs, as we have a presence outside the office!

Read more about the #BoycottRemax campaign in Medea Benjamin’s article: http://mondoweiss.net/2014/11/israels-illegal-settlements?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews

Don’t miss this opportunity to get involved in the launch of this exciting BDS campaign and join the coalition!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/748407258588729/?context=create&previousaction=create&source=49&sid_create=1441724489#

Saturday, December 6

D 6, Saturday, 5:00pm, From Ferguson to Ayotzinapa: March Against State Repression

Bancroft & Telegraph
Berkeley, CA

From Mike Brown’s death at the hands of a white police officer in Ferguson Missouri, to the abduction of 43 students in Mexico by the government, state violence must end!

We will take to the streets on the sixth anniversary of the police murder of Alexis in Athens, Greece, which launched a mass uprising across the country. That rage was seen a month afterwards on the very streets of Oakland after Oscar Grant was murdered.

The next year, occupations took root at universities across California, like the ones we see today at Wheeler Hall in UC Berkeley. Students were at the forefront of anti-police struggles in Greece, as well as in Mexico. This led to the abduction of 43 students by police in Ayotzinapa just over two months ago. This was only days before the anniversary of the Tlatelolco massacre, where Mexican government murdered protesting students.

Bring friends, banners, masks, megaphones, sound systems, etc.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1572508336311521/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
Sunday, December 7

D 7, Sunday N 23, 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

D 7, Sunday, 1:00pm, JUSTICE 4 O’SHAINE EVANS !! & ALL STOLEN LIVES !! – Candlelight Vigil

Oscar Grant Plaza
Broadway & 14th Street
Oakland

Troy Blake, O’Shaine’s brother, wrote :

Come out
in support of the no more STOLEN LIVES candlelight vigil in honor of:

O’shaine Evans,
Mike Brown,
Mario Romero,
Gus Rugley,
Mark Garcia,
Alex Nieto,
Andy Lopez,
James Rivera jr,
Errol Chan,
Yanira Serrano Garcia.
Kenneth Hardin,
Alan Blueford,
and Idriss Stelley to name a few.
Cadine Williams, O’Shaine sister, wrote:

12-07-14 WILL BE 2 MONTHS SINCE THE ASSASSINATION OF MY BROTHER O’SHAINE EVANS.
THERE WILL BE A NO MORE STOLEN LIVES CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL
AT OSCAR GRANT PLAZA TIME:
1PM
PLEASE COME OUT AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT. THIS EVENT IS NOT ONLY FOR O’SHAINE EVANS BUT FOR ALL THE LIFE’S THAT HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY POLICE BRUTALITY.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1522335708027049/?notif_t=plan_user_invited
Monday, December 8

D 8, Monday, 7:00pm, SF Climate Forum: From Lima to Paris, The Road To Climate Justice In 2015

Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
518 Valencia,
San Francisco

Teach-in / Fundraiser for the Caravana Climatica and the People’s Climate Summit in Lima, Peru

The United Nations’ climate talks are convening in Lima, Peru from Dec. 1-12 yet again to trade away a just and stable climate to corporations and wealthy nations.

Social movements throughout Latin America have mobilized to be heard inside and outside the Lima meetings at the People’s Climate Summit.

Caravana Climatica, organized by Marea Creciante (Rising Tide Mexico) has traveled through Mexico, Central America and South America building solidarity amongst communities facing devastation at the point of destruction.

In Dec 2015, the United Nations will convene again in Paris, France to make decisions about our climate future. Between now and then, frontline communities and movements for climate justice and action will be mobilizing for the fight against climate change. It’s time to mobilize locally against fossil fuel infrastructure and Bay Area based corporations profiting from climate change.

-Panel of speakers on climate and anti-extraction campaigns in Northern California
-Video call-in with Caravana Climatica organizers in Lima
-Snacks, drinks

CONTACT: diablorisingtide@riseup.net
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/305884426282191/?pnref=story

All donations will support the Caravana Climatica currently in Lima, Peru [http://caravanaclimatica.org/].

Organized by Diablo Rising Tide (For more information about Rising Tide North America; http://risingtidenorthamerica.org)
Tuesday, December 9

D 9, Tuesday, 1:30pm , CCSF Closing Arguments of Trial

California State Superior Court
Judge Curtis Karnow (Dept 304)
400 McAllister St at Polk
SF.

For the entire week of Oct 27th, Superior Court Judge Karnow heard testimony from both the City Attorney’s Office and the ACCJC in the matter of the People of California vs. the ACCJC.
The Judge will hear oral closing arguments on Dec. 9th. After that he will issue a tentative ruling and send to the attorneys who will then get a chance to submit written objections within 15 days. After the judge considers these he will issue his final ruling. So this all sounds like not until at least January. Probably after the ACCJC meeting where they will decide whether or not to put us on Restoration.

Info: Save CCSF

 

D 9, Tuesday, 6:00pm (doors); 6:30pm (program), VOICES OF THE PEOPLE: RETHINKING THE ASIA-PACIFIC PIVOT

518 Valencia St., (nr. 16th Street BART)
SF

Hear the Voices of people’s movements in the Philippines, Korea and Okinawa and how they are resisting US Militarism and the Asia-Pacific Pivot.

Speakers:
Ko You Kyoung (International Women’s Network Against Militarism, South Korea) is a longtime peace activist in South Korea as the former director of the National Campaign for Eradication of Crimes by U.S. Troops in Korea. She is also a member of the Korean Women’s Network Against Militarism, SAFE-Korea, and the Pyeongtaek Peace Center.

Raymond Palatino (BAYAN, Philippines) is an activist and writer in the Philippines. He’s the Southeast Asia Editor in the Global Voices, an online citizens’ media network, and contributor to the ASEAN Beat of the Diplomat magazine. He’s also the chairperson of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) Metro Manila.

Yoko Fukumura (Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence, Women for Genuine Security)

Moderator: Rhonda Ramiro (BAYAN USA)

People’s resistance to militarism in the Asia-Pacific region is growing as the U.S. military increases its presence under the auspices of the so-called “Pivot to Asia.” At the same time, communities in the U.S. increasingly face a rapidly militarized and violent police force in our neighborhoods, streets, and schools.

The Center for Political Education, Women for Genuine Security, and the Asia Pacific Islands Peoples’ Solidarity (Bay Area) is excited to host an evening of story sharing with an international roundtable featuring activists from the Asia-Pacific region.

Sponsored by the Center for Political Education, Women for Genuine Security, BAYAN, Anakbayan, Eclipse Rising, the Asia Pacific Islands Peoples’ Solidarity (Bay Area) and more.
N 28,Friday – D 4, Thursday , 5:00pm, Ferguson Response: Vigil for Fallen Angels

Lakeshore & Embarcadero – Lake Merritt – gather at the Plaza with arches
Oakland, CA
This vigil will be held on the 4th day after the verdict (counting the day of the verdict as the first day).

Bring a candle, a name, an object for a shrine to remember our fallen angels, martyrs, and all people unjustly targeted by agents of white supremacy. To name but a few, this event is to commemorate Mike Brown, Alan Blueford, Oscar Grant, James Rivera, Derrick Gaines, Mario Romero, Yanira Serrano Garcia, Errol Chang, Pedie Perez, O’Shane Evans, Kenneth Harding, Idriss Stelley, Alex Nieto, Anthony Skeaton, Angelo Moreno, and all victims of police terror.

We will have a vigil and a community discussion to address our responses to police terrorism.

We are still working out the details: time may change.

Event is organized by Anti-Police Terrorism Project.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1541395239430632/?unit_ref=related_events
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
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

SAVE the DATE
Tuesday, December 22nd & Wednesday, December 23rd for Federal Reserve Action

28
Nov

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NOTE:
OccupySF Action Council will not be meeting until Sunday, December 7th.

Thursday, November 27

N 27, Thursday, 2:00pm, First The Came For The Homeless… Thanksgiving Dinner

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

Thanksgiving dinner will be served at 2:00pm. Come by for food and community. Feel free to bring something to share.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
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
San Francisco

Bay Area Women in Black will hold its annual Black Friday march and vigil

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
N 28, Friday, 5:00pm sharp, Black Friday Action: Black Lives, Latino Lives, ALL Lives Matter
Demand Justice for Michael Brown

**Union Square
San Francisco

**Come early to set up our signage… meet up behind the plaza stage, mid-block of Post Street. (no later than 5pm sharp)
If you come after 5:00, look for us around Union Square. (Call: 415–407-9379 after 5pm for location)

Note: “Black Friday” is not only the busiest shopping day of the year, it is coincidentally the date of Macy’s annual Tree Lighting, guaranteeing a huge Stand-With-Ferguson-Protesters audience.

Last week, Missouri Governor Nixon declared a “State of Emergency” – mobilizing the National Guard, and authorizing violent suppression of protest –before a Grand Jury announced the Ferguson cop Darren Wilson would walk free after murdering 18 year old Michael Brown.

People seeking justice for Michael Brown, and hundreds of others killed by police every year, continue to protest the outrageous exoneration of Wilson’s actions. The “pre-indictment” of protest in advance of the announcement was even more outrageous. Is the system protecting people from arbitrary police authority, or planning for it?

We are witnessing an epidemic of police murders in the United States.
You are needed to help hold up photos of some of the most recent victims of police beatings, strangulation and shootings
. RSVP 415-864-5153

Petition: http://org.salsalabs.com/o/1170/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16785

This action is called by members of Occupy SF Action Council, Codepink, and World Can’t Wait.

 

N 28, Friday, 5:00pm, No Justice No Peace: Black Friday Protest For Mike Brown

Embarcadero
San Francisco

From Ferguson to Ayotzinapa to the Bay Area & beyond
From Mike Brown to 43 Mexican students to Alex Nieto & others,

No justice, no peace, until no state & no police
No business as usual on Black Friday: Shut it down for Mike Brown, in solidarity & Strength

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/746258872132017/

 

Tuesday, November 25 – December 2, 7:00pm, Oakland Emergency Response to Fight for Justice for Mike Brown and All Victims Against Racist Police Oppression!

14th Street & Broadway
Oakland, CA

Check the facebook page for updates/changes
WE INVITE ALL SUPPORTERS FOR JUSTICE FOR MIKE BROWN AND ALL WHO OPPOSE RACIST POLICE ATTACKS TO MOBILIZE IN SOLIDARITY WITH FERGUSON, MO.

The Ferguson Grand Jury announced Monday, November 24th that they will not sentence Darren Wilson for the murder of Mike Brown. This is a complete outrage! We must continue to regroup and remobilize to demand the proper indictment of Darren Wilson and jail the killer cops! Enough is enough! No business as usual!

* JUSTICE FOR MIKE BROWN!
* STOP the Racist Attacks Against Minority Youth!
* JAIL the Killer Cops: A Badge Is Not A License to Kill!
* END the Policy of Cover-Up and Blaming the Victim!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/316716461849844/?source=1
N 28,Friday – D 4, Thursday , 5:00pm, Ferguson Response: Vigil for Fallen Angels

Lakeshore & Embarcadero – Lake Merritt – gather at the Plaza with arches
Oakland, CA

This vigil will be held on the 4th day after the verdict (counting the day of the verdict as the first day).

Bring a candle, a name, an object for a shrine to remember our fallen angels, martyrs, and all people unjustly targeted by agents of white supremacy. To name but a few, this event is to commemorate Mike Brown, Alan Blueford, Oscar Grant, James Rivera, Derrick Gaines, Mario Romero, Yanira Serrano Garcia, Errol Chang, Pedie Perez, O’Shane Evans, Kenneth Harding, Idriss Stelley, Alex Nieto, Anthony Skeaton, Angelo Moreno, and all victims of police terror.

We will have a vigil and a community discussion to address our responses to police terrorism.

We are still working out the details: time may change.

Event is organized by Anti-Police Terrorism Project.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1541395239430632/?unit_ref=related_events

Monday, December 1

D 1, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum topic will be on Kobane (more info soon)

Global Exchange
2017 Mission St
SF

Wednesday, December 3

D 3, 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
Monday, December 8

D 8, Monday, 7:00pm, SF Climate Forum: From Lima to Paris, The Road To Climate Justice In 2015

Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
518 Valencia,
San Francisco

Teach-in / Fundraiser for the Caravana Climatica and the People’s Climate Summit in Lima, Peru

The United Nations’ climate talks are convening in Lima, Peru from Dec. 1-12 yet again to trade away a just and stable climate to corporations and wealthy nations.

Social movements throughout Latin America have mobilized to be heard inside and outside the Lima meetings at the People’s Climate Summit.

Caravana Climatica, organized by Marea Creciante (Rising Tide Mexico) has traveled through Mexico, Central America and South America building solidarity amongst communities facing devastation at the point of destruction.

In Dec 2015, the United Nations will convene again in Paris, France to make decisions about our climate future. Between now and then, frontline communities and movements for climate justice and action will be mobilizing for the fight against climate change. It’s time to mobilize locally against fossil fuel infrastructure and Bay Area based corporations profiting from climate change.

-Panel of speakers on climate and anti-extraction campaigns in Northern California
-Video call-in with Caravana Climatica organizers in Lima
-Snacks, drinks

CONTACT: diablorisingtide@riseup.net
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/305884426282191/?pnref=story

All donations will support the Caravana Climatica currently in Lima, Peru [http://caravanaclimatica.org/].

Organized by Diablo Rising Tide (For more information about Rising Tide North America; http://risingtidenorthamerica.org)
Tuesday, December 9

D 9, Tuesday, 1:30pm , CCSF Closing Arguments of Trial

California State Superior Court
Judge Curtis Karnow (Dept 304)
400 McAllister St at Polk
SF.

For the entire week of Oct 27th, Superior Court Judge Karnow heard testimony from both the City Attorney’s Office and the ACCJC in the matter of the People of California vs. the ACCJC.
The Judge will hear oral closing arguments on Dec. 9th. After that he will issue a tentative ruling and send to the attorneys who will then get a chance to submit written objections within 15 days. After the judge considers these he will issue his final ruling. So this all sounds like not until at least January.

Probably after the ACCJC meeting where they will decide whether or not to put us on Restoration.

Info: Save CCSF

D 9, Tuesday, 6:00pm (doors); 6:30pm (program), VOICES OF THE PEOPLE: RETHINKING THE ASIA-PACIFIC PIVOT

518 Valencia St., (nr. 16th Street BART)
SF
Hear the Voices of people’s movements in the Philippines, Korea and Okinawa and how they are resisting US Militarism and the Asia-Pacific Pivot.

Speakers:
Ko You Kyoung (International Women’s Network Against Militarism, South Korea) is a longtime peace activist in South Korea as the former director of the National Campaign for Eradication of Crimes by U.S. Troops in Korea. She is also a member of the Korean Women’s Network Against Militarism, SAFE-Korea, and the Pyeongtaek Peace Center.

Raymond Palatino (BAYAN, Philippines) is an activist and writer in the Philippines. He’s the Southeast Asia Editor in the Global Voices, an online citizens’ media network, and contributor to the ASEAN Beat of the Diplomat magazine. He’s also the chairperson of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) Metro Manila.

Yoko Fukumura (Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence, Women for Genuine Security)

Moderator: Rhonda Ramiro (BAYAN USA)

People’s resistance to militarism in the Asia-Pacific region is growing as the U.S. military increases its presence under the auspices of the so-called “Pivot to Asia.” At the same time, communities in the U.S. increasingly face a rapidly militarized and violent police force in our neighborhoods, streets, and schools.

The Center for Political Education, Women for Genuine Security, and the Asia Pacific Islands Peoples’ Solidarity (Bay Area) is excited to host an evening of story sharing with an international roundtable featuring activists from the Asia-Pacific region.

Sponsored by the Center for Political Education, Women for Genuine Security, BAYAN, Anakbayan, Eclipse Rising, the Asia Pacific Islands Peoples’ Solidarity (Bay Area) and more.
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

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

SAVE the DATE
Tuesday, December 22nd & Wednesday, December 23rd for Federal Reserve Action