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Thank  You to Everyone!

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

Occupy SF  ~ 3rd Convergence happen!

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Saturday, November 1

N 1, Saturday, 10:30am On, Rally  at the Berkeley Post Office. HELP STOP THE SALE! – 3 – ACTIONS

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

USPS admits it’s signed a sales contract.

The fate of the downtown Berkeley Post Office has reached a crisis point. The transfer of the building to private ownership may be only days away. For this reason, Berkeley Post Office Defenders call for a collaborative mobilization of all those who oppose the threat of privatization. Individuals and organizations will gather to share music, establish an ongoing direct action presence, and provide updates and support for political and legal action including:

-          An injunction to Stop the Sale
-         Postal banking
-         Preservation of historic public property
-         Boycott Staples proiftization of postal services

 The U.S. Postal Service has walked away from negotiations with the City of Berkeley and the National Trust on an agreement to preserve Berkeley’s Main Post Office.  The USPS refuses to respond to questions from the City of Berkeley or from Congresswoman Barbara Lee regarding the imminent sale. We still do not know who the buyer is. The USPS has listed the building for sale since July, 2013, with CBRE, the realty firm headed by Richard Blum, Senator Diane Feinstein’s spouse.  Attempts to obtain further information from the U.S. Postal Service were stonewalled.  

(1ST Action): Sponsored by Save the Berkeley Post Office, com  Massive Rally, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm,

Music is by Hali Hammer, Redd Welsh and Occupella.
Speakers include Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Councilmember Jesse Arreguin, Jacquelyn McCormick from the National Post Office Collaborate, Gray Brechin, Living New Deal, Harvey Smith of The National New Deal Preservation Association, Peter Byrne, author of Going Postal, and Alan Menjivar, American Postal Workers’ Union.  Senator Loni Hancock, Mayor Tom Bates, Council Member Linda Maio, all loyal supporters of keeping the Berkeley P.O. public are invited. Congresswoman Barbara Lee is scheduled to speak at 11 AM.

Info:  www.savethebpo.com

(2nd Action): Coordinated by Berkeley Post Office Defenders,  -Jam the Sale, 1 pm till 10 pm

“Come play music! Bring instruments — including your singing voice, spoken word and dancing body. We will not allow our Post Office to be sold, and nothing can sustain persistent resistance like music. We will play until USPS stops pretending not to hear us say that our Post Office is not for sale!”

You’re welcome to pre- schedule at  http://tinyurl.com/mlxgpff

 (3rd Action): in Collaboration with “ First They Came for the Homeless…” - Direct Action Presence, (bring your pillows)

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

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

P.O. Background: http://www.savethebpo.com/home/how-to-get-away-with-destroying-americas-heritage

 N 1, Saturday,11:00am  Global Rally Against ISIS, For Kobane & For Humanity (San Francisco)

 Union Square
SF

 

ISIS launched a major multi-front military campaign against the Kurdish region of Kobanê in northern Syria. This is the third ISIS onslaught on Kobanê since March 2014. As the ISIS was unsuccessful on the two previous occasions, they are attacking with larger forces and want to take Kobanê.

In January this year, the Kurds in western Kurdistan (Rojava) established local administrations in the form of three cantons. One of the three cantons formed is Kobanê. The Turkish border is to the north of Kobanê and all the other sides are surrounded by ISIS-controlled territories. The ISIS has approached the Kobanê borders, using US made heavy weapons. Hundreds of thousands of civilians are threatened by the most brutal genocide in modern history. The people of Kobanê are trying to resist using basic weapons against the most brutal attacks of ISIS terrorists, with only the assistance of People’s Protection Unit in Western-Kurdistan, the YPG and YPJ, but without any international help.

The so-called international coalition to fight the ISIS, have not helped Kurdish resistance effectively despite witnessing the ongoing genocide committed against Kobanê. They have not fulfilled their real international legal obligations. Some of the countries in the coalition, especially Turkey, are among financial and military supporters of the ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
Act Now! Join the Global Rally for Kobanê

Sponsor: California Kurdish Community Center

Info / RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/570852196352341/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 N 1, Saturday 2:00pm – 5:00pm, FASTING for DEMOCRACY-  99Rise Action (note change of time)

Powell & Market Streets
SF

 99Rise’s latest campaign to move our political system closer to the representative, “one person, one vote” democracy that we need to address the most pressing issues currently faced by our society- issues like climate change, mass incarceration, and an end to imperialistic foreign policy.

 Urgency of our cause, several of our leaders are taking part in a Fast for Democracy: Kai Newkirk, Laura Rubalcaba, Steve Bass, Marlon Stern, Bill, Rudd, and many others of us will consume nothing but water until the polls close on 11/4 or until 28,000 people sign our Democracy Voter Pledge- a pledge to support pro-democracy candidates this election season who will fight for reform to end corruption.

Click to sign: Will you join us by taking a minute to sign the pledge?

Please mobilize your personal networks-  to join you by signing the pledge too. We don’t have the money to publicize this campaign via the national airwaves, and that’s why grassroots action is so important.  

We of 99Rise know that personal sacrifice inspires, and that’s why many more of us will be fasting for the day in solidarity on Saturday 11/1. We would love for you to join us- your sacrifice will multiply even further the power of your outreach. And come out with us when we take it to the streets in downtown San Francisco on Saturday, 11/1 from 2pm-5pm at Market and Powell!

Pledge to Vote for Democracy, our politicians will have to take heed.

Info / Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/832379140118717/

 N1, Saturday, 1:00pm-3:00pm, No New Jails Poster Printing Party

Local 2
209 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102

The San Francisco No New Jail Team is collaborating with the San Francisco Print Collective (SFPC) on a series of posters in support of our fight against the proposed new jail.

Our community does not need another jail, we need housing, mental health treatment, healthcare, education, guaranteed employment and living wages.

SFPC is a printmaking collective that makes graphic art to support social justice movements. They use posters, murals, banners and billboards to amplify the voices of community organizations and reclaim public space from corporate advertising.
RSVP: http://bit.ly/SFPosterRSVP

 

N 1, Saturday, 3:00pm Solidarity with Kobanê: March For Self Determination (Oakland)

 14th & Broadway
Oakland

 Solidarity with Kobanê
Solidarity with the Rojava Revolution
In response to the Global Day of Action in solidarity with Kobanê

More Information about the global call out:
http://peaceinkurdistancampaign.com/2014/10/21/urgent-call-for-action-global-rally-against-isis-for-kobane-for-humanity/

 Hosted by: Bay Waters

https://www.facebook.com/events/1565462357003415/

 

N 1, Saturday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm,  Free Yazidi Slaves – Bay Area Light Brigade Action (not a demonstration)

 Meet – corner of 22nd and Vermont, behind the SF General Hospital, on the small pedestrian bridge. (overpass)
 
Since Daesh (ISIS) began it’s genocidal campaign against the Kurds, hundreds of Kurdish women have been abducted and taken into slavery by ISIS Fascists with a particular emphasis on Yazidi women whom they consider to be “devil-worshippers”

Some estimates suggest up to 5000 women have been stolen and sold in Slave markets for as little as $150. Meanwhile the world and particularly the Western Feminists have been silent.

We should all raise our voices against this barbaric misogyny and demand that the International community take action and free these women. Slavery is a crime against humanity and when it reaches the level of depravity perpetrated by ISIS, it is despicable.

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

Parking: Only a few parking spots on the corner of Vermont and 22nd. Almost all parking spots are permit parking and belong to the hospital. Plenty of free parking on 23rd and Kansas St. (on the east side of 101)

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

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/518880028255437/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

 Sunday, November 2

 N 2, Sunday, 7:00pm, Day of the Dead Procession – honoring those victims of US Global militarization and drone warfare….

 Starts promptly at 7:00pm @ 22nd & Bryant Sts., SF

 “Die In Actions” more info to follow.

Sponsor of “Die-In” – Codepink & other groups

Sponsor of Event Rescue Culture Collective

Info: http://www.dayofthedeadsf.org/

 Monday, November 3

N 3, Monday 5:00pm, OccupyForum – Occupy the electoral process! YES on G – Field Trip (night before elections)

 Prop G Headquarters
1590 Market St. @ Page
SF

OccupyForum will be joining the YES on G peeps at their headquarters the night before the election to do whatever it takes to pass this local ballot measure and keep our brothers and sisters from being kicked out of their homes.

Prop G stops evictions by penalizing speculation and quick “flipping” of rental property. (Only multi-unit properties that are bought and resold within five years will face surtaxes under the law. Single family homes, condos, and owner-occupied housing will never be taxed under Prop G.) (Over 10,000 SF tenants have been displaced by the Ellis Act since 1997.) Let’s fight the national, state and local realtors associations (which have put well over $1.5 million into stopping it), and resist one of the Bay Area’s most detested corporations, PG & E,(which just threw $180,000 into the fight to defeat G!)  www.speculationfreesf.com

YES on G is asking us to drop off polling location information for the western end of SF (transportation provided) and make phone calls.The larger effort will start around 5 pm  but volunteers can stop by any time after 10 am. Food will be provided.

Yes on G also needs volunteers on Saturday, Sunday and especially Tuesday, election day. Please contact Yes on G at:San

Franciscans Against Real Estate Speculation

Wednesday, November 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, November 8

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

 (representative  from the coalition will be at AC meeting on Sunday 11//2)

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

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

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

Why:

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

(2) Every individual has the Right To Rest;

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

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

BRING: Pillows, sleeping bags, a book and signs

The BART Police Department has been embattled almost since its inception, with bad publicity flowing directly from poor decisions and horrific incidents.
We are facing an unprecedented housing crisis in San Francisco. Instead of recognizing the crisis and coming up with effective solutions, BART has chosen the tried and failed route of rousting, citing and arresting.

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

For more information contact The Coalition on Homelessness – (415) 346-3740

Sponsor: Coalition on Homelessness & other groups

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parking: Only a few parking spots on the corner of Vermont and 22nd. Almost all parking spots are permit parking and belong to the hospital. Plenty of free parking on 23rd and Kansas st. (on the east side of 101)

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

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

On Going:

“First They Came For the Homeless…” is occupying Staples in Berkeley

 “Occupation” will be moving on NOV. 1st to Berkley Post Office (see Nov. 1st Announcement)

 Staples
2352 #100 Shattuck (corner of Durant & Shattuck)
 Berkeley, CA

This campaign has is over 100 days old. Come help Prevent the Privatization of our Post Office!

The information table / outreach / boycott promotion is up 24/7

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

 MISC.

Support Golden Gate Park  – Yes on Prop H; No on Prop I

 Prop.H Save the Beach Chalet natural soccer field with real grass.

Prop. I Cover our park fields w/ground up tires.

 Info: sfoceanedge@earthlink.net

 

 

27
Oct

ANNOUNCEMENTS

October 27th – October 31st

 October 27 – 31 –  Monday thru Friday: City College of San Francisco -  ACCJC ON TRIAL –

 California State Superior Court
Judge Curtis Karnow
400 McAllister St at Polk
SF
 
Court times: 10am-12pm / 1:30pm-4pm

 Come to the long awaited trial in the lawsuit filed by SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera
against the ACCJC. Read highlights of the long legal fight
.
You can help: join us in the courtroom to let Judge Curtis Karnow that San Francisco supports CCSF. Please RSVP on Facebook

Info / RSVP” https://www.facebook.com/events/1492362847692578

 O 27, Monday 6:00pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum Presents: ADDRESSING THE HOUSING CRISIS HEAD-ON: Prop G & CARES Campaigns Attack Roots of SF Housing Woes

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

 Most of us have heard the  statistics: Ellis Act evictions up 170% in the last three years; 10,000 San Francisco tenants have been displaced by the Ellis Act since 1997,  many people who’ve been evicted, often long time residents, with low incomes so they can’t afford to stay in SF and must leave their community behind. We also know how the tech boom has brought a wave of young, single people with high salaries to the city which has resulted in huge hikes in rents and house prices making housing unaffordable to people with low or even average incomes.

With the tech boom, Real Estate companies and speculators have been making a killing with their investments in housing, often seeing at least a 25% return on their investment in a year. Much of the current crisis has been fueled by these large speculators who don’t live in the city, don’t intend to live in the buildings they buy and don’t even want to be landlords – their interest is purely profit

Efforts to reform the Ellis Act by State Sen. Mark Leno were defeated by Real Estate-funded Republicans. This coming election on Nov. 4, Prop G is on target to become the first significant legislation to address real estate speculation head-on.

Proposition G would levy a hefty tax on real estate speculators in San Francisco if they buy and then flip a mutli-unit building in less than 5 years. So Prop G would act as a significant disincentive for speculators to buy buildings, evict tenants and then resell them for huge profits. It’s supported by most progressive and moderate politicians such as Mark Leno, Tom Ammiano, David Campos, John Avalos, Jane Kim and by groups like the SF Democratic Party, the SF Tenants Union, the Harvey Milk Democratic Club and many more.

Real estate agents who profit handsomely by selling our homes from under us aren’t going to let this huge source of wealth generation be slowed in any way and so the national, state and local realtors associations have put well over $1.5 million into the NO ON G campaign, providing them with ten times the budget of YES ON G which is mostly grass roots. They also know that this prop could be a trend-setter for other parts of the country.

 

Presenters:

Fred Sherburn-Zimmer is an organizer with Housing Rights Committee and a founder of Eviction Free SF Benito Santiago is also an Eviction Free SF member who has successfully fought the eviction of his and his neighbors from their Mission area homes. Both are active workers for the YES ON G.

Julien Ball
of ACCE will discuss the current state of the housing crisis in SF and what other measures are being proposed such at ACCE’s CARES program. This is based on the City of Richmond’s bold plan to use eminent domain to take over foreclosed upon homes from banks when they won’t re-negotiate loans to keep people in their homes

James Tracy, a long-time Bay Area activist and author will discuss the crisis and his new book on the topic Dispatches Against Displacement in which he promotes the vision of cities constructed, not just for profit, but “developed by and for the people who bring them to life and keep them running.”

 Tuesday, October 28

O 28, Tuesday, 4:30pm, Rally at San Francisco Board of Education

 San Francisco Board of Education, 555 Franklin St., SF

As San Francisco public school families continue to get squeezed by the growing economic divide in our city, our schools are more important than ever as sources of stability in their lives.

But with educators rapidly getting priced out of the City, and a huge turnover crisis beginning to unfold, school communities are already beginning to suffer. This is scary. Our kids need teachers not just in the classroom, but in our communities, not in long commutes or out the door to other school districts!

Join educators, parents, and school supporters as we hold a special Halloween-themed rally in front of the Board to demand SFUSD support stable school communities by settling a contract that pays educators a wage that gives us a fighting chance to live in the communities we teach, that recognizes the important work that paraprofessionals do by serving our most vulnerable students, and that provides the necessary supports at our schools to do our jobs!

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/525561040880693/

 O 28, Tuesday, 5:00pm-6:00pm, Women Workers at Le Meridien Hotel (SF)

Le Meridien
333 Battery St
. SF

Help us remind Le Meridien and its patrons that the right to decide on unionization is a critical women’s rights issue. The majority of San Francisco hotel workers are women, making hotels like Le Meridien a key battleground for ensuring women’s equality and economic empowerment. During World War II, Rosie the Riveter became an important cultural reminder of the value of women’s labor. Decades later, workers at Le Meridien continue to struggle for respect and economic rights. We are asking patrons of the Le Meridien to acknowledge women workers, respect the boycott, and take their business to a hotel that treats workers fairly. RSVP here.

Please come dressed in your best Rosie the Riveter inspired outfit:  blue/jean collared shirt and blue jeans. Local 2 will provide red bandanas, pins and Halloween candy!

Info: Local 2 http://afl.salsalabs.com/o/5872/c/1556/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=13032

 

 O 28, Tuesday 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Demonstration in Solidarity with the People of Kobane,  Berkeley

 Downtown Berkeley BART Station
2160 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California 94704

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

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

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1552902908277338/1556324311268531/?notif_t=plan_mall_a

 Wednesday, October 29

 O 29, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL

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

 Join us at the huge PEACE banner to show our opposition to the bombing of Syria! Iraq!

NO to DRONES

NO to Military Intervention and Bombing of SYRIA & IRAQ

NO to WAR

Rain Cancels

Bring signage, flyers, or just come and stand or sit with us for PEACE!Everyone welcome!

 Thursday, October 30

 O 30, Thursday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, UC Hastings Workers Picket

 200 McAllister St., SF

UC Hastings workers are fighting for a fair contract. Management is offering a net annual wage increase of 0.5% over 3 years, despite having 15% increased state funding and projecting budget surpluses through 2017. Workers won’t settle for a second class contract. Join them on the picket line! Info: Local 2, UNITE / HERE

 Saturday, November 1

 N 1, Saturday, 11:00am On, Rally  at the Berkeley Post Office. HELP STOP THE SALE! – 3 – ACTIONS

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

It’s now in contract TO BE STOLEN! 

The fate of the downtown Berkeley Post Office has reached a crisis point. The transfer of the building to private ownership may be only days away. For this reason, Berkeley Post Office Defenders call for a collaborative mobilization of all those who oppose the threat of privatization. Individuals and organizations will gather to share music, establish an ongoing direct action presence, and provide updates and support for political and legal action including:

-          An injunction to Stop the Sale
-         Postal banking
-         Preservation of historic public property
-         Boycott Staples proiftization of postal services

1ST Action: Sponsored by Save the Berkeley Post Office, com  Massive Rally, 11 am to 12:30 pm,

Info:  www.savethebpo.com

2nd Action: Coordinated by Berkeley Post Office Defenders,  -Jam the Sale, 1 pm till 10 pm

“Come play music! Bring instruments — including your singing voice, spoken word and dancing body. We will not allow our Post Office to be sold, and nothing can sustain persistent resistance like music. We will play until USPS stops pretending not to hear us say that our Post Office is not for sale!”

You’re welcome to pre- schedule at  http://tinyurl.com/mlxgpff

 3rd Action: in Collaboration with “ First They Came for the Homeless…” - Direct Action Presence, (bring your pillows)

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

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

P.O. Background: http://www.savethebpo.com/home/how-to-get-away-with-destroying-americas-heritage

 

N 1, Saturday 1:00pm – 4:00pm – 99Rise Action

Powell & Market Streets
SF

 99Rise’s latest campaign to move our political system closer to the representative, “one person, one vote” democracy that we need to address the most pressing issues currently faced by our society- issues like climate change, mass incarceration, and an end to imperialistic foreign policy.

 Urgency of our cause, several of our leaders are taking part in a Fast for Democracy: Kai Newkirk, Laura Rubalcaba, Steve Bass, Marlon Stern, Bill, Rudd, and many others of us will consume nothing but water until the polls close on 11/4 or until 28,000 people sign our Democracy Voter Pledge- a pledge to support pro-democracy candidates this election season who will fight for reform to end corruption.

Click to sign: Will you join us by taking a minute to sign the pledge?

Please mobilize you personal networks-  to join you by signing the pledge too. We don’t have the money to publicize this campaign via the national airwaves, and that’s why grassroots action is so important.

We of 99Rise know that personal sacrifice inspires, and that’s why many more of us will be fasting for the day in solidarity on Saturday 11/1. We would love for you to join us- your sacrifice will multiply even further the power of your outreach. And come out with us when we take it to the streets in downtown San Francisco on Saturday, 11/1 from 1pm-4pm at Market and Powell!

pledge to Vote for Democracy, our politicians will have to take heed.

N 1, Saturday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Solidarity with Kobanê

14th & Broadway – downtown Oakland

March in Solidarity with Kobanê and the Rojava RevolutionIn response to the Global Day of Action in solidarity with Kobanê
More Information about the global call out:
http://peaceinkurdistancampaign.com/2014/10/21/urgent-call-for-action-global-rally-against-isis-for-kobane-for-humanity/

Info from: IndyBay

 

N 1, Saturday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm,  Free Yazidi Slaves – Bay Area Light Brigade Action (not a demonstration)

 Meet – corner of 22nd and Vermont, behind the SF General Hospital, on the small pedestrian bridge.
 
Since Daesh (ISIS) began it’s genocidal campaign against the Kurds, hundreds of Kurdish women have been abducted and taken into slavery by ISIS Fascists with a particular emphasis on Yazidi women whom they consider to be “devil-worshippers”

Some estimates suggest up to 5000 women have been stolen and sold in Slave markets for as little as $150. Meanwhile the world and particularly the Western Feminists have been silent.

We should all raise our voices against this barbaric misogyny and demand that the International community take action and free these women. Slavery is a crime against humanity and when it reaches the level of depravity perpetrated by ISIS, it is despicable.

Light brigade action on a pedestrian overpass. Not a demonstration. Your flags and banners will not be visible in the dark.

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

Parking: Only a few parking spots on the corner of Vermont and 22nd. Almost all parking spots are permit parking and belong to the hospital. Plenty of free parking on 23rd and Kansas St. (on the east side of 101)

Do not park in the Hospital parking lots, very expensive. Bring layered clothes, it can get very windy up there.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/518880028255437/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

 Sunday, November 2

 N 2, Sunday, 7:00pm, Day of the Dead Procession – honoring those victims of US Global militarization and drone warfare….

 Starts promptly at 7:00pm @ 22nd & Bryant Sts.
SF

 “Die In Actions” more info to follow.

Sponsor of “Die-In” – CodepinkSponsor of Event Rescue Culture Collective Info: http://www.dayofthedeadsf.org/

 Saturday, November 8

 N 8, Saturday, 10:00am – 2:00pm BART Action: Civil Disobedience Sleep-In / Picket/Rally – to PROTEST POLICE & BART’s NEW Policies

 Powell BART Station  (sleep-in downstairs in Station)
SF

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

 Why:

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

(2) Every individual has the Right To Rest;

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

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

What to bring: pillow, sleeping bag, a book, signs

 Sponsor: Coalition on Homelessness  evictiondefense.org

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parking: Only a few parking spots on the corner of Vermont and 22nd. Almost all parking spots are permit parking and belong to the hospital. Plenty of free parking on 23rd and Kansas st. (on the east side of 101)

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

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

On Going:

 “First They Came For the Homeless…” is occupying Staples in Berkeley

 Occupation” will be moving on NOV. 1st to Berkley Post Office (see Nov. 1st Announcement)

 Staples
2352 #100 Shattuck (corner of Durant & Shattuck)
 Berkeley, CA

This campaign has is over 100 days old. Come help Prevent the Privatization of our Post Office!

The information table / outreach / boycott promotion is up 24/7

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

 MISC.

Support Golden Gate Park  – Yes on Prop H; No on Prop I

 Prop.H Save the Beach Chalet natural soccer field with real grass.

Prop. I Cover our park fields w/ground up tires.

  Info:  sfoceanedge@earthlink.net

 

13
Oct

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Monday, October 13

O 13, Monday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Not One More Deportation Rally / March

Fruitvale BART Plaza
34th Avenue & International Blvd.
Oakland

3:00pm – Rally

4:00pm – March

 The rounding-up and deportation of immigrants, including children, is part of Mass Incarceration – a conscious policy that criminalizes Black and Latino peoples, and treats them as less than human. . Families are torn apart and children are being sent back to countries from which they fled for their lives.

Along with police murder, and the imprisonment of 2.4 million people, the vicious targeting of immigrants is part of a genocidal program that is accelerating in both numbers and brutality

Event is part of “October Month of Resistance”

Info: StopMassIncarcerationBayArea@gmail.com  Tel.: (510) 984-3648

 O 13, Monday 6:00pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum: Occupy the Food Supply: Two Films on the politics of food

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

 Films:

Ripe for Change – film by Emiko Omori & Jed Riffe

Occupy the Farm (Trailer) by Todd Darling 

Ripe for Change: California — always a fascinating marriage of opposite extremes — is at a crossroads in agriculture. Many Californians are struggling to fend off over-development and the loss of farming lands and traditions while embracing innovative visions of agricultural sustainability. At the same time, California is where fast food was born and a center of the biotechnology industry and large corporate agribusiness. The debates raging in California over issues of food, agriculture, and sustainability have profound implications for all of America, especially in a world where scarcity is the norm and many natural resources are diminishing.

 The film examines a host of questions: What are the trade-offs between the ability to produce large quantities of food versus the health of workers, consumers, and the planet? What are the hidden costs of “inexpensive” food? How do we create sustainable agricultural practices?
Through the window of food and agriculture, Ripe for Change reveals two parallel yet contrasting views of our world

 Occupy the Farmwill premier November 7th at the UA Berkeley On April 22, 2012, hundreds of urban farmers (and many Occupy peeps) marched onto the land in East Bay’s Gill Tract in Albany—an agricultural research center for the University and the last large piece of farmland in the East Bay, which had been marked for development by UC Berkeley. They brought 15,000 seedlings, farming equipment, camping gear and a powerful conviction about the human right to grow their own food and to connect with the land. Students, community members and even UC Berkeley professors and researchers joined forces to “take back the tract” and protect the land for important food research and as a valued public resource for access to land and agriculture.

 On that same day, film director Todd Darling received a text about the protesters who were occupying the Gill Tract, and he grabbed his camera and followed their story for five months. Out of this was born Occupy The Farm, a documentary film about the plight and triumph of hundreds of urban farmers during their campaign to protect the tract from development.

 Tuesday, October 14

 O 14, Tuesday, 7:00pm – Strike Debt -  Bay Area Max Haiven discussion about the impact of indebtedness and financialization on the imagination.

 Omni Oakland Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.
Oakland

Info: Strike Debt Bay Area

A discussion led by Max is a writer, theorist, teacher and activist from Halifax. Max Haiven Assistant Professor, Art History and Critical Studies, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

“Drawing upon work by both artists and social movements, Max Haiven will examine how debt and today’s debt-driven capitalism shape creativity and inhibit the true potential of creative communities.”

HOW DEBT CAN BE A FORM OF SOLIDARITY?

This event is part of the Omni’s Jubilee Year initiative
Presented by the Bay Area Public School and Strike Debt Bay Area!

Wednesday, October 15

O 15, Wednesday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm – Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL – Protest Drone Manufacturer Northrop Grumman

Meet at 5:00 pm in front of the BART station at Market and Montgomery St.San Francisco

 Join the procession to Northrop Grumman’s offices at 49 Stevenson, between 1st and 2nd to protest their continued manufacturering of the tactical surveillance Global Hawk drone used in drone warfare in Pakistan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Yemen.

 

O 15, Wednesday, 5:00pm – Help PLAN for Oct. 27th Demo Outside Courthouse (organizing meeting)

 CCSF Ocean Campus – Arts 217
SF

 Help organize the demonstration outside the courthouse on the morning of the trial of the People of California vs the ACCJC

 Monday, October 27 will be a historic day for CCSF with plenty of media present to cover the first day of the trial of the ACCJC.  We need to  demonstrate  the broad and deep support of our community for our beloved college. We also want to inform the public this trial is about preventing the ACCJC and its corporate allies from accomplishing the goal of downsizing and changing the mission of CCSF and the community colleges, which would be a catastrophe for the people of San Francisco, and about the true nature of this attack as part of  the corporate “reform” agenda.

 Please come to help ensure this is a really big event.
If you can’t make this meeting please contact Allan Fisher to sign up for tasks

(415) 954-2763  afisher800@gmail.com 

O 15, Wednesday, 6:00pm, Abuse of Authority & Increased Militarization Panel

 Golden Gate University
536 Mission St. , Room 2203
SF

 This panel focuses on the latest trend we’ve seen of governments abusing their authority. More specifically, the panel will narrow its focus onto the increasing militarization of peace keepers in the United States. Through this panel we hope to complete two objectives: (1) shedding light on this issue for those who have been kept in the dark, and (2) showing those in attendance how best to plug and support the movement to end rampant militarization. We are targeting new lawyers and current law students.

**We encourage anyone who is interested to come! This issue affects all of us.**

Confirmed Speakers
-Dewitt Lacey, Law Office of John Burris
-Lara Kiswani, Arab Resource Organizing Center
-Rich Brunelle, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
-Cynthia Chandler, Formerly of Justice Now

 Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/341942265974411/

Co-Sponsored by GGU APALSA, GGU LA RAZA, GGU NLG, GGU BLSA

Thursday, October 16

 O 16, Thursday, 1:00pm – Surprise Action at Serial Evictor’s Boutique Store

Hayes Valley Park (Corner of Linden St. and Buchanan St.)
San Francisco

 This speculator and serial evictor is Ellis Act evicting more than 19 units. He’s also funding the no on Prop G campaign. Come protest with us at his boutique store.

  Sponsor: Eviction Free San Francisco

Info https://www.facebook.com/events/1486066675012033/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 Friday, October 17

 O 17, Friday, 7:00pm THE FIGHT For ECONOMIC JUSTICE – A Town Meeting with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

 UU Center
1187 Franklin St
SF

 Join U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders & Local Community Leaders for a Town Hall Meeting to Discuss How We:

-Overturn Citizens United and Get Big Money out of Politics

-Deal with Obscene Wealth and Income Inequality

-Combat Climate Change

-Win Medicare for All Single Payer Healthcare

-Create Democracy Not Oligarchy

 Sponsors: Unite Here Local 2, NUHW and UU’s for Peace & Justice.

RSVP at www.bernie.org/events

 Saturday, October 18

 O 18, Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, The Fight Against Privatization Of Education & Public Services Conference

 City College of San Francisco – Ocean Campus
Science Building Hall Room 100
SF

 Massive coordinated attacks is taking place through privatization and deregulation to destroy public services and public education throughout the country and internationally. The conference will look at the history of the attack, who is doing it and the use of technology to do it. It will look at how we can organize, educate and unite all public workers and communities to fight back and win!

 Overview and history of deregulation, charters, ideology of privatization of public services and civil society, racism Post Office, Education, Transit Workers, City and State Workers, Federal privatization military, attack pensions and more.

 The role of Gov. Brown and politicians in California along with Obama.

 International role of privatization Greece, Ukraine, Argentina, Korea, Japan, South Africa, Russia, El Salvador

 The struggle in Ferguson, Racism  and lessons of the struggle to protect education and services.

. And More…

Initial Speakers: Brian Crowell, Brenda Barros, George Wright, Kathy Carroll, Rick Baum, Bob Price, Brad Weidmaier, Stacie Plummer, Dorian Maxwell, Anand Vaidya, Dorian Maxwell, Renee Diedrich.

 Sponsored by: United Public Workers For Action

Info (415) 282-1908

 

O 18, Saturday, 12 Noon,  HEY MISTER MAYOR! ¡OYE SENOR ALCALDE!  March & Rally

 Meet at – Glenn Park BART
SF

 The Mayors office, some on the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission have been selling out our city to developers and real estate speculators. Since they have brought displacement to our neighborhoods and doorsteps, we will bring the anti displacement movement to theirs!

Join your friends and neighbors for a march and a rally to Mayor Ed Lees home in Glen Park.
hope to see you there!

Hey Mister Mayor!
No More Market-Rate Housing in the Mission!
Homes for All, Now!

12 noon meet @ the Glen Park BART station and join your friends and neighbors for a march and rally to take this message directly to the mayor’s home @ 164 Hamerton Ave.

We demand that:

-Market Rate developments are halted and a citywide moratorium on evictions is declared until the housing needs of the poor and working class are fully met.

-Substantially more money is put into the Small Sites loan fund to create community-owned housing.

-City-owned land and buildings are transferred to housing co-ops and land trusts to create long-term affordable housing.

-The sit/lie and anti-panhandling measures criminalizing the homeless and poor be repealed.

 
Sponsor: Eviction Free San Francisco
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/955829294432452/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1

Monday, October 20

 O 20, Monday, 7:30pm – Vandana Shiva, The Rights of Mother Earth (Monday’s OccupyForum will be attending this)

 First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way,
Berkeley

Vandana Shiva is an internationally esteemed Indian environmental and anti-globalization activist. Trained as a physicist, she received an Integrated M.Sc.Honours Degree in Particle Physics from the University of Punjab prior to earning a PhD in the Philosophy of Science at the University of Western Ontario.  In 1987 she founded the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, which led to the creation of Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seed, and the promotion of organic farming and fair trade. For the past two decades Navdanya has worked with local communities and organizations. She has steadily fought for changes in the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food, Intellectual property rights, biodiversity, biotechnology, bioethics, genetic engineering, all fields in which she has contributed  both intellectually and through grassroots campaigns.

She has written more than 20 books. The first, Staying Alive, helped redefine perceptions of third world women. She has served as an advisor to governments in India and abroad, as well as non-governmental organizations, including the International Forum on Globalization, the Women’s Environment and Development Organization, and the Third World Network. She chairs the Commission on the Future of Food set up by the region of Tuscany in Italy, and is a member of the Scientific Committee which advised Prime Minister Zapatero in Spain.  In addition, she is a councilor of the World Future Council.

Sponsors: KPFA, Global Exchange

 Tickets and more information: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/864925

 Wednesday, October 22

 O 22, Wednesday 4:00pm – National Day to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation

 Oscar Grant Plaza
14th & Broadway,
Oakland

 

Rally & March  (more info when available)

This event is part of “October Month of Resistance”

 

O 22, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Next Save CCSF Coalition – General Assembly Meeting

Mission Campus – Room 107/108  
1125 Valencia St.
SF

 Saturday, October 25th

 O 25, Saturday, 5:00 am – Block The Boat for Palestine!  (Endorsed by OccupySF Action Council)

 Meet at West Oakland BART march to Port of Oakland to Berth 57
1451 – 7th Street
Oakland

Take the wind out of Zim’s sails!
Zionism isn’t welcome on our coast!
Join the BDS movement to end Israeli apartheid!

Why Block Zim at the Ports?
ZIM shipping line transported weapons and European settlers from as far back as 1948, playing a central role in the creation of the state of Israel and ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Now it’s responsible for shipping Israeli ammunition used on poor, black and brown communities all across the US. One-third owned by the Israeli government, Zim fuels a significant portion of Israel’s economy. Challenging Zim cuts a lifeline of Israeli colonialism and exposes the strength of US-Israeli ties.

IMPORTANT: Those planning to participate must subscribe to text-alerts in order to receive updates about the 10/25 Block the Boat. Text “join” to (510) 346-5951.

FB Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1447374682195857/

 On Going:

 “First They Came For the Homeless…” is occupying Staples in Berkeley (Please stop by!!)

 Staples
2352 #100 Shattuck (corner of Durant & Shattuck)
 Berkeley, CA

This campaign has is over 90 days old. Come help Prevent the Privatization of our Post Office!

The information table / outreach / boycott promotion is up 24/7

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

 Save the Dates:

OCTOBER 27nd – 31st: ACCJC ON TRIAL

.California State Superior Court
Judge Curtis Karnow
400 McAllister St at Polk
Sessions start at 9:00 am daily

 Come to the long awaited trial in the lawsuit filed by SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera
against the ACCJC. Read highlights of the long legal fight
.
You can help: join us in the courtroom to let Judge Curtis Karnow that San Francisco supports CCSF. Please let AFT 2121 know when you can be there so we can make sure the courtroom is full. RSVP to Athena Waid, awaid@aft2121.org

 

10
Oct

Bay Area Light Brigade -Sat. Oct. 11th Action

 
Bay Area Light Brigade action:
Protest and Candle Light vigil in solidarity with Kobani
Union Square, facing Macy’s
5:30-9:00 pm
The battle of Kobane (Kobani) is arguably the most heroic battle of our times and it is being completely ignored. Both main stream media and the alternative media have, for most parts, blacked out Kobane.

For the past two years the Anti-Fascist partisans of Kobane have fought the Sadistic Fascists of Daesh (ISIS) alone, without aid or support from foreign powers. Recently, congress earmarked another 500 Million of taxpayers’ money to aid the “moderate” rebels in Syria. But not a penny of that will go to the Syria’s Kurds in military or humanitarian aid. And while Turkey’s borders are an open highway to ISIS Fascists, they are closed to most Kurds. Refugees have been tear gased and water gunned while ISIS fighters have been treated in Turkish hospitals.

The world is standing by and allowing the genocidal campaign of ISIS against the people of Kobane to continue, only because it does not want to interfere with the imperialistic aspirations of it’s bestes allies, Turkey and saudi Arabia. It also does not want to embolden a successful Left wing group who can not be manipulated or controlled, but is the only true opposition to fundamentalist Fascism of ISIS.

It is time for this to end. Ordinary people must object to this genocide. Join us for a protest and candle light vigil to make our voices heard.

10
Oct

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Occupy SF

~ACTION COUNCIL~

Next Meeting

Sunday, October 12, 2014

2:00pm – 4:00pm

 

UNITE / HERE (Local 2)

215 Golden Gate Ave

(Nr. Civic Center BART)

San Francisco

   

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Friday, October 10

O 10, Friday, 8:00am – 10:00am, LeaveNoOneBehind Homelessness is NOT a Crime Rally & March & Hearing

 Oscar Grant Plaza (gather)
14th Street & Broadway
Oakland

 10/10/2014 is World Homeless Day!

Gather at Oscar Grant Plaza, we will then march to Wiley W Manuel Court House, located at 661 Washington Street, Oakland CA.

 March is to raise awareness to efforts across the bay area and the nation to criminalize homelessness with inhumane, uncompassionate, unconstitutional laws making it essentially illegal to exist. From “No Sit-Stand-Lie” ordinances to “No Camping” ordinances to the criminalization of sharing food, it is clear that there is war on the homeless and we promise to #LeaveNoOneBehind because Homelessness is NOT a Crime”.

Aaron Colyer, a formerly homeless, disabled, United States Marine Corps Veteran with PTSD was ticketed on July 24, 2014 for “Sleeping/Living in a Vehicle”. My Colyer was homeless at the time and was living in his van with his PTSD Service Dog Captain when Alameda Police violated his rights, threatened him with arrest, and cited him with being homeless 500 yards away from the old Alameda Naval Station.

The City Attorney has been asked to get the City Council to withdraw the ordinance in light of the June 19, 2014, United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, decision in Desertrain vs. City of Los Angeles, (No. 11-56957

With our current economic situation and the increasing cost of rent and living in the bay area, more people are becoming homeless and/or living in their vehicles. As more states ban sleeping, camping, sitting, walking, sharing food and existing, Utah has taken a different approach, instead of criminalizing homelessness, they are providing case management and housing and they are saving big bucks by doing so.

Barbara Thomas, former Vice Mayor and City Council Woman of Alameda City is representing Mr. Colyer and has scheduled a hearing for 10/10/2014 at 9:00am in Department 102 at the Wiley W. Manuel Court House, 661 Washington Street, Oakland, CA this hearing was intentionally scheduled to coincide with World Homeless Day to raise awareness for the criminalization of the homeless and veteran homelessness. No one in America should be homeless, homelessness is NOT a crime and we will #LeaveNoOneBehind.

For more information contact Aaron Colyer @ 423-277-7204

 O 10, Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, World Day Against the Death Penalty

 Earl Warren Supreme Court Building (in front)
350 McAllister St
SF

 This year marks our first annual Death Penalty Focus Week, and Friday, October 10, is the 12th Annual World Day Against the Death Penalty.
This year’s event is with California People of Faith Working Against the Death Penalty for their rally.

Here are the event details:

Event - Interfaith Service in Opposition to the Death Penalty.

  • Terry McCaffery – California People of Faith Against the Death Penalty and Amnesty International.
  • Fr. River Damien Sims – Society of Franciscan Workers.
  • Rev. Thom Longino – Night Ministry.
  • Beth Weinberger – Kehilla Community Synagogue.
  • Rabi Jonathan Singer – Congregation Emanu-El.
  • Rev. Keenan Colton Kelsey – San Francisco Presbytery.
  • Jerry Bolick, reading Buddhist teachings.
  • Kevin Frederick, reading from the Bhagavad Gita.
  • Geoff Carr – Vietnam Veteran and Criminal Defense Attorney.
  • Anne Leonard, reading poetry.
  • Vicki Yeley, reading from the Qur’an.
  • Rev. Margaret Trezevant – Episcopal Diocese of California.
  • Kelsang Tekcho – New Kadampa Buddhist Union.

 Info: contact Fr. River Damien Sims at californiapeopleoffaith@gmail.com or at 415-305-2124.  or Death Penalty Focus information@deathpenalty.org.

O 10, Friday, 3:30pm  Stop Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation

 Boalt Law School Room 105,
UC Berkeley

 Speak-Out and Call to Action

 SPEAKERS:

-Wanda Johnson, mother of Oscar Grant, murdered by BART police in Oakland

-John Burris, civil rights attorney

-Lateef Abdullah, formerly incarcerated in the SHU at Pelican Bay and Corcoran State Prisons

-Dionne Smith, mother of James Rivera, 16 year old shot 48 times and murdered by Stockton PD

-Jevon Cochran, poet and community organizer, performing “Every 28 Hours”

-Silvia Lopez,Mujeres Unidas y Activas

-Anita Wills, author and active

 Event part of “October Month of Resistance”

 Sponsors: Black Student Union, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc., Revolution Books, Stop Mass Incarceration Network

Info:  510-984-3648 stopmassincarcerationbayarea@gmail.com

 O 10, Friday, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, PRESIDENT OBAMA IN SAN FRANCISCO  FOR  A DEMOCRATIC PARTY FUNDRAISER!! 

 “W” Hotel
3rd & Howard Streets (Nr Montgomery St. BART)
SF

OccupySF Action Council will be there with the TPP banner

You are invited to meet us at 4:00pm

Montgomery and Market Street– on the steps below Feinstein’s office, directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station.  We will walk to the demonstration together.

Some people will meet at 3:30pm at the corner of 3rd & Howard Sts. by the Keith Haring Sculpture

Doors open for event guests at 4:30; Obama scheduled to speak 6:00 or later

 The urgently needed re-expansion of the movement against U.S. wars begins here, and now.  The Bay Area has a historical role in opposing U.S. wars, no matter which party is in power, which makes this protest especially important.  Visible protest makes a difference now.  You are welcomed to bring your own signage!

You are needed.  Join World Can’t Wait, Code Pink, ANSWER, OccupySF Action Council and others to say 

 U.S. Out of Iraq and Syria — Stop Israel’s Ongoing War Crimes Against the People of Gaza — Ground the Drones — No Wars for Empire   

 Please be flexible – it is not known what streets will be blocked or when.

Cell phone contact for the day: (415) 407-9379

 Info/RSVP:Codepink –FB https://www.facebook.com/events/1470409589907923/  No Wars; Anti-DRONE message

Info: 99Rise -FB https://www.facebook.com/events/1479969125613151/1479969678946429/?comment_id=1479991632277567&notif_t=like

.O 10, Friday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm  – Sensible Cinema – Presents: “Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition”

 UU Center
1187 Geary Blvd.
SF

 We revisit this important film in its newest edition that documents and shines a light on the billionaires that are buying our democracy through their famous non-profit organizations. The film originally compiled by Robert Greenwald and now distributed by Brave New Films, it gives us insight into the operations of these two iconic conservative holdovers from the John Birch Society and the effects of their money on our elections.

The name ‘Koch’ has become “a four letter word” according to Jim Hightower and their fortunes are well known to fuel inequality in America. With elections coming next month this film will shed light on what the public should be know.

 “Move to Amend” to speak to the film discussion following screening.

 Free Admission donations appreciated. For more information please contact:  Melvin Starks (415-539-6284)

 O 10, Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Inside Urban Shield With Shane Bauer

Oakland High School Auditorium
1023 MacArthur Blvd. (@ Park)
Oakland

Report-back from activists who “went inside” the Urban Shield convention and trade show in Oakland September 4th-7th and were “volunteers” at some of the exercises.  And discussion of next steps.

Join Shane Bauer and others on this, the 3rd anniversary of the occupation of Oscar Grant Plaza as they discuss the militarization of the police.

Shane Bauer is a journalist who, with Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattel, were kidnapped by Iranian border guards and imprisoned in solitary in Iran for many months.  After his return to the US. Shane wrote about Pelican Bay, California’s notorious solitary confinement facility for inmates.

A month ago, as he was observing one of the Urban Shield exercises as a official member of the press he was ordered to stop taking pictures and leave.

Urban Shield, a convention devoted to the glorification of the militarization of the police, has been happening in Oakland since 2007.  The Mayor announced that it would not be held in Oakland next year, but it will still be held elsewhere, probably at another location in Alameda County.  It should be stopped once and for all or, barring that, Oakland and Oakland’s police should not participate.

 Info: insideurbanshield@gmail.com

 

O 10, Friday, 7:30pm, Dr. Cornel West In Conversation with Astra Taylor

Nourse Theater
275 Hayes St. (between Van Ness & Franklin Sts.)
SF

 Tickets: http://www.cityboxoffice.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1941

 Saturday, October 11

 O 11, Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm, FLEET WEEK COUNTER RECRUITMENT

 Base of Pier 41 – by the Marine Terminal Building (white with blue trim)
Corner of Jefferson & Powell Streets – right by the water

 Iraq Veterans Against the War & Veterans for Peace will have banners, signs, literature to hand out. Soldier boots will also be on display

O 11, Saturday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, Monthly 9/11 Vigil

 Powell & Market St. – in front of the GAP
SF
 
O 11, Saturday, 12Noon – 3:00pm, Global Frackdown!
 Eastshore Park, Lake Merritt
Oakland

 In the face of climate skeptics and the oil and gas industry, our movement to ban fracking is growing. Can you add you voice to the movement?

Now, we’re carrying that momentum forward with the Global Frackdown. On October 11, people all over the world will be calling for an end to fracking and the dangers it poses to our environment, health, and communities. Can you join us?

Here in Oakland, we’ll be having a day of action at Lake Merritt, where our community can come together to learn about fracking and our campaigns to ban it in California. We’ll be sending messages to Jerry Brown, telling him that you can’t be a climate leader if you support fracking. There will be music, food, and an art station where you can make your own anti-fracking t-shirt! Join us at Eastshore Park for an afternoon of fun and action!

To RSVP, go here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/uc-berkeley-global-frackdown-rally?source=direct_link&

We encourage people to bike or use public transportation, or arrive early for limited parking.

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

  SF Japanese Consulate
 275 Battery St.
 SF

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

 NO to nuclear power plants, energy and bombs.

Sponsor: No Nukes Action Committee

 Sunday, October 12

O 12, Sunday, 11:50am – 1:30pm, CODEPINK GREETS FLEET WEEK JETS WITH PEACE & KITES!! – Monthly Golden Gate Bridge Walk

 11:50 am:  Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge.

                   Parking available on all 4 “corners”,  just remember to take

                   the last exit on hwy 101 as you approach the bridge, or the

                   first exit after you leave the bridge.

 Noon:          Walk on the eastern walkway from the north or south ends, 

                   to converge in the middle.  

 1:00pm      Rally on SF side after the bridge walk.  We will sign Welcome Home cards for Bowe!

 “FLY A KITE NOT A DRONE”…….”REAL ANGELS DON’T DROP BOMBS”

This weekend in San Francisco is Fleet Week and the U.S. Navy will attempt to glamorize it’s war toys as thousands of people gather to watch the “Blue Angels” do daring aerial feats with fighter jets.  As our military attempts to glamorize warfare, animals and young children are often terrorized by the deafening roar of  these killer jets.  CodePink invites you to join us on our monthly bridge walk for peace, as we will carry colorful kites to demonstrate that “Peace is Beautiful.”  With flyers and signs we will also educate and remind the public what the Navy’s war machines are really for.  Our messages will include:  ”Fly a Kite, not a Drone” and “Real Angels Don’t Drop Bombs!”  After our march, we will stage a mock drone attack on a wedding party and give real statistics on the numerous wedding parties that have been hit from U.S. drone missiles.  

We need your help:  

1.  Join us in truthtelling:  WAR IS NOT GLAMOROUS.

2.  Contact Toby if you can play a part in the “wedding party.” ratherbenyckeling@comcast.net

3.  Please bring a kite or make a sign (fewer words and large letters are most visible).


Watch kite video from the Afghanistan Peace Volunteers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8hlqfDGoAI

 Wear pink or come as you are, but come in the spirit of unity for nonviolence.

Monday, October 13

 O 13, Monday, 4:00am – 8:15am, Indigenous Peoples’ Day Sunrise Gathering

Alcatraz Island, San Francisco -Ohlone Territory

 Commemorating 522 years of Indigenous Resistance, Honoring our Ancestors and Future Generations

Assistant Band Chief Rodney Factor (Seminole Nation of Oklahoma)
Radley Davis (Pit River Nation)
Crystal Lameman (Beaver Lake Cree Nation)
Alyssa Macy (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs)
Andrea Carmen (Yaqui Nation)
Corrina Gould (Ohlone)
Desirae Harp (Mishewal Wappo)
MC Lakota Harden (Lakota/Ho Chunk)
Ohlone Welcome, Drummers, Pomo, Pacific Island and Aztec Dancers.
All are welcome.
BOATS LEAVE FROM PIER 33. TICKET OFFICE OPENS AT 4:15 AM, BOATS START AT 5:15, TICKETS $11.00, CHILDREN UNDER 5 FREE, WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE, ADVANCE TICKETS: http://www.alcatrazcruises.com/

NO drugs or alcohol of any kind. Smoking permitted only in designated areas. No sales permitted on the island. No pets, service animals  Thank you!
Sponsored by the International Indian Treaty Council
Commemorating 40 years of work for the rights of Indigenous Peoples
For more information contact Rochelle Diver: rochelle [at] treatycouncil.org, (415) 641-4482 or Lakota Harden: lakotaharden [at] yahoo.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1460815450…

 O 13, Monday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Not One More Deportation Rally

 Fruitvale BART Plaza
Oakland

 Not One More Deportation! Stop the Criminalization and Deportation of the Children! Monday, October 13 Rally 3 pm – Fruitvale BART Plaza – March 4 pm The rounding-up and deportation of immigrants, including children, is part of Mass Incarceration – a conscious policy that criminalizes Black and Latino peoples, and treats them as less than human. Along with police murder, and the imprisonment of 2.4 million people, the vicious targeting of immigrants is part of a genocidal program that is accelerating in both numbers and brutality. Families are torn apart and children are being sent back to countries from which they fled for their lives.

 Event is part of “October Month of Resistance”

Info: StopMassIncarcerationBayArea@gmail.com  Tel.: (510) 984-3648

Wednesday, October 15

 O 15, Wednesday – Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL – More details soon for this week’s vigil!!

 Saturday, October 18

 O 18, Saturday, 12 Noon,  HEY MISTER MAYOR! ¡OYE SENOR ALCALDE!  March & Rally

Meet at – Glenn Park BART
SF

 The Mayors office, some on the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission have been selling out our city to developers and real estate speculators. Since they have brought displacement to our neighborhoods and doorsteps, we will bring the anti displacement movement to theirs!

Join your friends and neighbors for a march and a rally to Mayor Ed Lees home in Glen Park.
hope to see you there!

Hey Mister Mayor!
No More Market-Rate Housing in the Mission!
Homes for All, Now!

12 noon meet @ the Glen Park BART station and join your friends and neighbors for a march and rally to take this message directly to the mayor’s home @ 164 Hamerton Ave.

We demand that:

-Market Rate developments are halted and a citywide moratorium on evictions is declared until the housing needs of the poor and working class are fully met.

-Substantially more money is put into the Small Sites loan fund to create community-owned housing.

-City-owned land and buildings are transferred to housing co-ops and land trusts to create long-term affordable housing.

-The sit/lie and anti-panhandling measures criminalizing the homeless and poor be repealed.

 Sponsor: Eviction Free San Francisco
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/955829294432452/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1

Monday, October 20

 O 20, Monday, 7:30pm – Vandana Shiva, The Rights of Mother Earth (Monday’s OccupyForum will be attending this)

 First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley

Vandana Shiva is an internationally esteemed Indian environmental and anti-globalization activist. Trained as a physicist, she received an Integrated M.Sc.Honours Degree in Particle Physics from the University of Punjab prior to earning a PhD in the Philosophy of Science at the University of Western Ontario.  In 1987 she founded the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, which led to the creation of Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seed, and the promotion of organic farming and fair trade. For the past two decades Navdanya has worked with local communities and organizations. She has steadily fought for changes in the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food, Intellectual property rights, biodiversity, biotechnology, bioethics, genetic engineering, all fields in which she has contributed  both intellectually and through grassroots campaigns.

She has written more than 20 books. The first, Staying Alive, helped redefine perceptions of third world women. She has served as an advisor to governments in India and abroad, as well as non-governmental organizations, including the International Forum on Globalization, the Women’s Environment and Development Organization, and the Third World Network. She chairs the Commission on the Future of Food set up by the region of Tuscany in Italy, and is a member of the Scientific Committee which advised Prime Minister Zapatero in Spain.  In addition, she is a councilor of the World Future Council.

Sponsors: KPFA, Global Exchange

 Tickets and more information: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/864925

 Wednesday, October 22

 O 22, Wednesday 1:00pm – National Day to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation

 Oscar Grant Plaza
14th & Broadway,
Oakland

 

More info next week

Saturday, October 25th

 O 25, Saturday, 5:00 am – Block The Boat for Palestine!  (Endorsed by OccupySF Action Council)

 Meet at West Oakland BART march to Port of Oakland to Berth 57
1451 – 7th Street
Oakland

Take the wind out of Zim’s sails!
Zionism isn’t welcome on our coast!
Join the BDS movement to end Israeli apartheid!

IMPORTANT: Those planning to participate must subscribe to text-alerts in order to receive updates about the 10/25 Block the Boat. Text “join” to (510) 346-5951.

More info next week!

FB Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1447374682195857/

 On Going:

 “First They Came For the Homeless…” is occupying Staples in Berkeley (Please stop by!!)

 Staples
2352 #100 Shattuck (corner of Durant & Shattuck)
 Berkeley, CA

This campaign has is over 90 days old. Come help Prevent the Privatization of our Post Office!

The information table / outreach / boycott promotion is up 24/7

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

 

 

9
Oct

Announcement – President Obama in SF – 10/10

PRESIDENT OBAMA IN

SAN FRANCISCO

FOR

FUNDRAISER!!! 

 Friday, October 10th

4:00pm – 7:00pm

                     W Hotel
           3rd & Howard Streets
                San Francisco

OccupySF Action Council will be there with the TPP banner

 

You are invited to meet us at  4:00pm

 Montgomery and Market Street– on the steps below Feinstein’s office, directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station.  We can walk to the demonstration together.

  Cell  phone contact for the day: (415) 407-9379

You are welcomed to bring your own signage! There will be strong ANTI-DRONE and NO WAR messages. Some people will meet at 3:30pm at the corner of 3rd & Howard Sts. by the Keith Haring Sculpture

Please be flexible – it is not known what streets will be blocked or when.

Info:Codepink –FB https://www.facebook.com/events/1470409589907923/  No Wars; Anti-DRONE message

Info: 99Rise -FB https://www.facebook.com/events/1479969125613151/1479969678946429/?comment_id=1479991632277567&notif_t=like

 

6
Oct

ANNOUNCEMENT – Obama Fundraiser – SF

PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL BE IN SF FOR A FUNDRAISER!!

October 10, Friday
4:00pm – 7:00pm

“W” Hotel
3rd & Howard Streets (BART – Montgomery St – 2 blocks away.)
San Francisco

OccupySF Action Council will be there with the TPP banner

Come stand with us!
2
Oct

Occupy Forum — Californians Against Fracking

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2
Oct

ANNOUNCEMENTS – Action Council

Occupy SF

~ACTION  COUNCIL~

Next Meeting

Sunday, October 5, 2014

2:00pm – 4:00pm

 UNITE / HERE (Local 2)

215 Golden Gate Ave
(Nr. Civic Center BART
San Francisco

 

Friday, October 3

O 3, Friday, 12 Noon – 1:00pm -  BadHoneywell says: “Apple, Stop Partnering with War Criminals”  (Endorsed by OccupySF Action Council)

 We will gather at Powell & Market Street at 12 Noon
(Apple store is located 1 block away at Stockton / Ellis).
SF

 Call on Apple to sever their connection with Honeywell!

Oppose APPLE’s partnership with War Profiteer Honeywell!

 Honeywell International, Inc. is a world-class war-profiteer. It builds the TPE-331 engine along with navigational equipment for the Reaper drone, making it complicit in  a history of extrajudicial killing in Pakistan and Yemen and now in the illegal bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria. Honeywell is also complicit in nuclear weapons manufacture, the Israeli war machine, fracking, and a variety of other environmental and human rights crimes. Find more information about this at BadHoneywell.org.

As reported on Apple Insider: “Honeywell is one of a number of manufacturers that have partnered with Apple to support HomeKit, the iPhone maker’s new home automation standard introduced with iOS 8.”

Join Boycott/Divest Honeywell International, Inc. , the new movement to empower consumers to take action against this war profiteer, to call on Apple to sever their connection with Honeywell!  information about this at BadHoneywell.org.

 This is also part of the Global Days of Action Against DRONES

 In solidarity with the Global Action Day Against Drones for surveillance and bombings, we will protest APPLE’s partnership with WAR PROFITEER HONEYWELL. We will assemble  at the intersection of Market and Powell, then move together to the Apple Store on 1 Stockton St. We will hand out flyers and ask passersby and customers to flood Apple with prepared postcards asking APPLE to sever ties with Honeywell.

 Sponsored: BadHonewell, Codepink, OccupySF Action Council & others

 Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/340960982729946/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 Saturday, October 4

 O 4, Saturday, 10:15am – 1:30pm-   Global March for Elephants 7 Rhinos – Stop the Killing & Save Them From Extinction

 St. Mary’s Square – Chinatown
601 California St.
SF

 Elephants and rhinos are being mercilessly slaughtered for their ivory and horn. Over 35,000 elephants per year have been poached over the last several years, and rhinos are fast approaching extinction in the wild. Please join our March Against Extinction!

 We’ll march to the ivory stores on Grant St. and end at United Nations Plaza in the Civic Center for an inspiring rally.Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/494618293994379/

 O 4, Saturday, 11:00am – 6:00pm, 20th Annual Arab Cultural Festival  

Union Square
SF

 Every year, since 1995, the Arab Cultural Festival has transformed an
iconic San Francisco setting into a cultural bazaar.

The bazaar-like set-up will invite community members and children to join in educational, artistic and cooperative activities. Vendors will sell handicrafts and delicious food from dozens of booths, and at the center of all the festivities, the finest Arab and Arab-American artists will perform traditional and contemporary music and dance for all to enjoy. Performances will reflect the broad spectrum of Arab cultural expression, which includes the traditions and creativity of some 22 countries, ranging from the seaside cities of North Africa, across the desert to Sudan and Egypt.

For more information go to www.arabculturalfestival.com

 O 4, Saturday, 1:00pm – 6:00pm – No Monster in the Mission! Basta Ya! Historic march for the Mission!

 Brava Theater
2781 – 24th St.
SF

 Historic march for the Mission!
March for affordable housing!

Join Our Mission No Eviction and The Plaza 16 Coalition in this historic march for the Mission to demand affordable housing. Join this growing coalition of residents, non-profits,
families, small business, artist, musicians, youth, seniors, teachers, Neighborhood Associations, Merchant Associations, activist, LGBT community and more….come march with us on this one year anniversary of Our Mission No Eviction march of October 12, 2013 and to continue the battle for the Mission and affordable housing and to fight against the biggest development the Mission has ever seen that is planned for the 16th St. Plaza. https://www.facebook.com/Plaza16Coalition

Adelante and Si Se Puede!

March will begin at 24th and York and march on 24th towards Mission then on Mission to 16th St. Plaza.

1:00 PM Gather at BRAVA Theater 24th and York
2:00 PM March begins
3:00 PM Rally and Festival 16 St. Plaza

 Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/779194205457619/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1

 O 4, Saturday, 3:00pm – 5:30pm, Make “Beautiful Trouble” @ Codepink Gathering

 Global Exchange
2017 Mission St
SF

 w/special guest and friend of Codepink, Col. Ann Wright*, Ret.Joining in by Sky[e 
This is the monthly Golden Gate CODEPINK gathering: welcome to new CODEPINK members, information on local and national CODEPINK campaigns, a fabulous CODEPINK practice action with the No Monster In The Mission! march and festival at 16th and Mission**, fun “Get to Work Parties”, delicious organic potluck dinner.  

 Contact Cynthia Papermaster at cynthia_papermaster@yahoo.com

*Retired Col. Ann Wright spent 29 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves. She was a diplomat in the State Department for 16 years, serving in the U.S. embassies of Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Grenada and Nicaragua. She resigned in 2003 in protest of the then-impending invasion of Iraq. In 2009, she co-authored, Dissent, Voices of Conscience.

 Sunday, October 5

 O 5, Sunday, 4:00pm -   “First They Came For The Homeless…”  – BBQ – outside  of Staples (Berkeley)

 Staples
2352 #100 Shattuck (corner of Durant & Shattuck)
 Berkeley, CA

Bring something to share

 Keep our post offices PUBLIC – STOP the PRIVITAZATION!Updates: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999

 Monday, October 6

 O 6, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum Presents;  FRACKING Building a Diverse Movement to Win

Global Exchange
2017 Mission St. (nr. 16th Street BART)
SF
Hosted by Californians Against Fracking

Speakers:

Tia Lebherz, Northern California organizer for Food & Water Watch.She works to engage activists and hold elected officials accountable on various issues including fracking, water privatization and food issues including factory farms and genetic engineering

 David Braun, Co-Founder of Americans Against Fracking and New Yorkers Against Fracking

Currently he is works with Californians Against Fracking, a coalition of over 150 organizations fighting for a ban. He was also the grassroots coordinator for the films Gasland and Gasland II. He also worked with MoveOn and other social, environmental and economic justice campaigns

 As fracking continues to expand at an unrelenting pace in California, a movement to stop it is rising up and like New York, is preparing to win a moratorium. These wins aren’t easy.

 The good news is that powerful networks exist and organizing is going on in multiple communities to stop the oil and gas industry and their toxic processes.

Come hear what the membership of Californians Against Fracking is planning for the fall, share your ideas, and find out how you can plug in for the win

 Tuesday, October 7

 O 7, Tuesday, 9:00 am- Hod ACCJC Accountable; Defend City College in Court

 400 MacAllister St. (Family Court)
SF

 Info: https://www.facebook.com/aft2121?ref=br_tf

 Wednesday, October 8

 O 8, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL

 Market Street on the steps below Feinstein’s office at Montgomery and Market, 
directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station.

 Feel free to bring your own signage, photos, flyers, … Stand (or sit) with us and the huge PEACE Banner!  Everyone welcome!

NO to DRONES

NO to Military Intervention and Bombing of SYRIA & IRAQ

NO to WAR

 Rain Cancels

Sponsor: Codepink

 O 8, Wednesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, From the Local to the Global: Getting there and Back

 401 – 26th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
 

The Palestine Solidarity Mural Presents  From the Local to the Global: Getting There and Back.

 A Panel discussion about public art, social media, technology and activism

 Panelists: Dr. Susan Greene (Director, Art Forces, Artist and Psychologist); Lara Kiswani (Executive Director, Arab Resource & Organizing Center, Activist); Kara Q. Smith (Managing Editor, Art Practical); Erin Yoshi (Director, Estria Foundation, Artist/Activist)

Moderated by KQED journalist, Roula Seikaly

 Recently, more than 2,000 citizens of Gaza were killed by Israeli forces; activists with the support of labor unions interfered with the Israeli shipping company, Zim, up and down the West Coast; and a monumental mural in solidarity with Palestine was completed in Oakland CA. This panel seeks to investigate how these events are connected, the roles that media has played in them and how media has impacted our understanding of current events and the way history is shaped.

Please join us for a discussion of these topics moderated by Roula Seiklay with a Q&A discussion that is free and open to the public.

 Friday, October 10

 O 10, Friday –  PRESIDENT OBAMA SCHEDULED TO BE AT SF CITY HALL FOR A FUNDRAISER!!  (no details yet)

 O 10, Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Inside Urban Shield With Shane Bauer

 Oakland High School Auditorium
1023 MacArthur Blvd. (@ Park)
Oakland

Report-back from activists who “went inside” the Urban Shield convention and trade show in Oakland September 4th-7th and were “volunteers” at some of the exercises.  And discussion of next steps.

Join Shane Bauer and others on this, the 3rd anniversary of the occupation of Oscar Grant Plaza as they discuss the militarization of the police.

Shane Bauer is a journalist who, with Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattel, were kidnapped by Iranian border guards and imprisoned in solitary in Iran for many months.  After his return to the US. Shane wrote about Pelican Bay, California’s notorious solitary confinement facility for inmates.

A month ago, as he was observing one of the Urban Shield exercises as a official member of the press he was ordered to stop taking pictures and leave.

Urban Shield, a convention devoted to the glorification of the militarization of the police, has been happening in Oakland since 2007.  The Mayor announced that it would not be held in Oakland next year, but it will still be held elsewhere, probably at another location in Alameda County.  It should be stopped once and for all or, barring that, Oakland and Oakland’s police should not participate.

Info: insideurbanshield@gmail.com

   

On Going:

 “First They Came For the Homeless…” is occupying Staples in Berkeley (Please stop by!!)

 Staples
2352 #100 Shattuck (corner of Durant & Shattuck)
 Berkeley, CA

This campaign has is over 80 days old. Come help Prevent the Privatization of our Post Office!

The information table / outreach / boycott promotion is up 24/7

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

 Save the Dates

 Monday, October 20, 7:30pm – Vandana Shiva, The Rights of Mother Earth

First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley

 Hosted by: Carleen Pickard

Tickets and more information: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/864925

 

Wednesday, October 22nd – Stop Police Brutality! Stand Up! Walk Out!    1:00pm Rally & March – 14th & Broadway, Oakland

 Saturday, October 25th – Block the Boat Action (Block another ZIM boat)

 

 

29
Sep

ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ Action Council

Monday, September 29

S 29, Monday, 5:00pm, SF Meeting: The Lessons of Ferguson For Working People & Our Unions.

SEIU 1021
350 Rhode Island (17th Street)
SF

All Unionists and Workers Invited Monday, 5:00 PM Dinner/6:00 PM Meeting Labor/Community Forum SEIU 1021

The growing repression, racism and economic depression exposed at Ferguson is not unique. Every poor, Black and Latino community faces militarization of the police and targeting and racial profiling.

These communities also face privatization of education and public services threatening permanent better paying union jobs.

This forum will look at the racial and class divide and what our unions and the labor movement should be doing about it.

Plans will be discussed for events and actions in the Northern California

Sponsored by SEIU 1021 SF General Chapter & SEIU 1021 SF COPESocial and Economic Justice CommitteeFor information and for confirmation call:  925-437-0593

S 29, Monday, 6:00pm – Occupation is a Crime From Ferguson to Palestine

Laney College
4th Floor Conference Room
Oakland

A Forum about militarization and repression in our communities from Ferguson to Gaza to Oakland

 Panelist:

Cephus “Uncle Bobby” Johnson (Oscar Grant’s uncle), Love Not Blood Campaign – Reporting back from Ferguson   

Clarence Thomas, ILWU Local 10 member, former SFSU BSU leader A worker’s perspective on the Block the Boat for Gaza campaign, which stopped an Israeli ship from unloading most of its cargo at the Port of Oakland     

Jeralynn Brown-Blueford, mother of Alan Blueford, murdered by Miguel Masso Oakland Police Dept.Will bring it home, talking about police repression here and in Oakland      

Nadia Gaber, an organizer with the Block the Boat for Gaza Coalition A graduate student in Medical Anthropology at UCSF     

Sponsored by: The Black Student Union in conjunction with Workers World Party

 Monday, September 29 & Tuesday September 30

S 29 Monday & S 30 Tuesday-   Campaign Nonviolence Action at Beale Calling for an end to War, Poverty, and Climate Change

Beale AFB
Wheatland, CA

 Monday, September 29 (3 to 5 p.m.) to Tuesday, September 30 (6 to 8 a.m.):  Join anti-drone activists at Beale Air Force Base in a coordinated action with Campaign Nonviolence, a nationally-coordinated campaign calling for an end to war, poverty, and climate change. Come and participate in or support participation in nonviolent direct action on Tuesday morning.  This demonstration will also be a celebration of the dismissal of charges of 16 demonstrators who were arrested at Beale last April, and of our hope for and commitment to helping to bring about a peaceful, just, and environmentally sustainable world.   

 Monday, September 29, 2014:  We will arrive at the Wheatland Gate on South Beale Road early on Monday afternoon to put up signs & banners before the air force personnel begin their afternoon commute home. We will have a peace vigil between 3:00 and 5:00 am, then take down the banners and flags.  We will then go to the Main gate on N. Beale Road, where there is a nice grove of trees, for a potluck dinner, nonviolence training (if requested), conference to discuss our direct action, and overnight encampment.  (For directions and other accommodations, see below.)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014:  6:00am vigil at the Main Gate, N. Beale Rd., for the morning commute of air force personnel into the base. After reviewing plans and nonviolent guidelines, there will be a nonviolent direct action around 7 am.  Direct action at other gates may also take place, depending on participation.  Some will stand in support as others participate in the action. We will wait for anyone who was arrested to be processed and released—it usually takes between 1½ to 2 hours.  After people are released, those who are able will meet at the Brick House coffee house at 316 D Street in Marysville for breakfast and to discuss what happened and make plans for future demonstrations.
More about Campaign Nonviolence: This action at Beale is one of over 160 nonviolent actions taking place around the country, coordinated with Campaign Nonviolence, calling for an end to war, poverty and the climate crisis. Campaign Nonviolence is a long-term movement.

 Find out more about Campaign Nonviolence at http://paceebene.org/programs/campaign-nonviolence/.

 For More Information:  Occupy Beale Website- occupybealeafb.org

Facebook: Occupy Beale Air Force Base; 
Nevada County: 941-320-0291; 
Sacramento: 916-284-0944, bbinks@comcast.net
Bay Area: (510) 215-5974, ratherbenyckeling@comcast.net

Tuesday, September 30

S 30, Tuesday, 1:00pm -We Need Tenant Protections-Tell It To The Oakland Council

Oakland City Hall
Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland

 Come out Tuesday, September 30 at 1pm to Oakland City Hall for a rally followed by the hearing that starts at 2pm! We want to get 50 people to fill out speakers cards in advance to show community support. Let us know you will be there! go to www.cjjc.org for more info. Why? because #housingisahumanright

Host: Causa Justa Just Cause
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/289104631297374/?unit_ref=suggested_events
 

S 30, Tuesday, 5:00pm – Emergency Demo – HANDS OFF PRESIDENT ARISTIDE & THE LAVALAS MOVEMENT

 Market & Montgomery Sts
SF

On Saturday morning, masked Haitian police surrounded former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s house, as Haitian radio stations broadcast news that he would be immediately arrested. Hundreds of people rallied in front of the house, vowing to stay to prevent his arrest.    

This is the Haitian Government’s response to the Lavalas movement’s call for demonstrations on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the September 30th, 1991 coup against President Aristide.

 

On Septermber 12th the Haitian government removed the security detail that has been guarding former President Aristide and his family since his return to Haiti in 2011. This came a day after a judge ordered President Aristide, Haiti’s firs democratically elected president to be place under “house arrest”.

ACTION ALERT:

PLEASE CALL THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT’S HAITI DESK.

The United States has been a key supporter of the Haitian government of Michel Martelly. Let them know – given their influence on the Martelly government – that we hold them accountable for the safety and welfare of President Aristide and his family. That we demand an end to this harassment and repression of President Aristide & the Lavalas movement

Please Call:

 Haiti Special Coordinator Thomas Adams

United States Dept. of State  – (202) 647-9510

      And

 Pamela White, Ambassador of the United States in Haiti

Embassy of the United States

 Tabarre, Haiti
Tell:  011-509-2229-8000
Fax:  011 -509-2229-8028

  Initiated by Haiti Action Committee

www.haitisolidarity.net

 Wednesday, October 1

 O 1, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Organizing in a Time of Change: How the Housing Crisis and this November Could Shift S.F. politics  

 LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street
SF

 A community forum with:

Rachel Brahinsky, Faculty Director, Urban Affairs Program, USF
Fernando Marti, Co-Director, Council of Community Housing Organizations
Maria Poblet, Executive Director, Causa Justa::Just Cause
Malcolm Yeung, Deputy Director, Chinatown Community Development Center
Neal Gorenflo, Co-founder, Shareable

Moderated by Shaw San Liu, Lead Organizer, Chinese Progressive Association

Profound political and demographic changes could impact the future of San Francisco, and they’ll begin to play out in the November election. Thousands of new arrivals, many of them tech workers, could register and vote in the election, potentially shifting the direction of the traditionally progressive east side of town. Meanwhile, fear and anger over the housing affordability and displacement crisis is not just limited to left-leaning tenants; it’s spread citywide and now impacts both low income and middle income residents, tenants and homeowners — and offers a potential opportunity for organizing beyond a traditional liberal base.

How do these trends collide, conspire, and play out in the November election and beyond? Join our panel of political observers as they discuss, analyze and offer opportunities for action.

 Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1527075630858002/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 

O 1, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 7:30 pm – Save CCSF Coalition General Assembly

 Mission Campus (Rooms 107 / 108)
1125 Valencia Street (nr. 22nd Street)
SF
 

Save CCSF Coalition General Assembly: Hear about Restoration status, the legal suit, Board of Trustees status and elections, etc. Plus update on Alex Nieto case.

COME TO SET DIRECTION AND PLAN ACTIONS

To influence the Board of Trustees race, to lobby the Board of Governors to bring back our democratically elected BOT, fight against enrollment sabotage and class cuts, etc. etc…

COME TO HELP SAVE OUR CITY COLLEGE
Keep our college a community college!

 Sponsor: Save CCSF Coalition   Info: afisher800@gmail.com

 

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

Market Street on the steps below Feinstein’s office at Montgomery and Market, 
directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station.
 

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

Stand (or sit) with us and the huge PEACE Banner!  Everyone welcome!

 NO to DRONES

NO to Military Intervention and Bombing of SYRIA & IRAQ

NO to WAR

 Rain Cancels

Sponsored: Codepink

 Thursday, October 2

O 2, Thursday, 8:30am – Remove Chair of PUC Michael Peevey -  Press Conference & Rally

California Public Utility Commission
505 Van Ness/McAllister St.
San Francisco, California

 

Speak Out At CPUC at 9:30 AM

To Register To Speak At CPUC  – https://ia.cpuc.ca.gov/requesttocomment/

 Chair of the California Public Utilities Commission Michael Peevey has a long record of conflicts of interest. Peevey has colluded with PG&E and Southern California Edison to prevent proper regulations of these privately owned utilities which run nuclear plants and are in charge of our gas and electricity supply.

 Initial Endorsers

No Nukes Action Committee, http://nonukesaction.wordpress.com/, United Public Workers For Action, www.upwa.info, GreenAction

www.greenaction.org

 

Friday, October 3

O 3, Friday, 12 Noon – 1:00pm -  BadHoneywell says: “Apple, Stop Partnering with War Criminals”  (Endorsed by OccupySF Action Council)

 Apple Store
One Stockton St.
SF

 Call on Apple to sever their connection with Honeywell!

 Honeywell International, Inc. is a world-class war-profiteer. It builds the TPE-331 engine along with navigational equipment for the Reaper drone, making it complicit in  a history of extrajudicial killing in Pakistan and Yemen and now in the illegal bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria. Honeywell is also complicit in nuclear weapons manufacture, the Israeli war machine, tracking, and a variety of other environmental and human rights crimes. Find more information about this at BadHoneywell.org.

As reported on Apple Insider: “Honeywell is one of a number of manufacturers that have partnered with Apple to support HomeKit, the iPhone maker’s new home automation standard introduced with iOS 8.”

http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/06/11/apple-homekit-partner-honeywell-takes-on-googles-nest-with-lyric-smart-thermostat

Join Boycott/Divest Honeywell International, Inc. , the new movement to empower consumers to take action against this war profiteer, to call on Apple to sever their connection with Honeywell!

 This is also part of the Global Days of Action Against DRONES

 Sponsored: BadHonewell, Codepink & others

 Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/340960982729946/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 Saturday, October 4

 O 4, Saturday, 10:30am – 1:30pm-   Global March for Elephants 7 Rhinos – Stop the Killing & Save Them From Extinction

 St. Mary’s Square – Chinatown
601 California St.
SF

 Elephants and rhinos are being mercilessly slaughtered for their ivory and horn. Over 35,000 elephants per year have been poached over the last several years, and rhinos are fast approaching extinction in the wild. Please join our March Against Extinction!

 Info: http://www.march4elephantsandrhinos.org

 O 4, Saturday, 1:00pm – 6:00pm – No Monster in the Mission! Basta Ya! Historic march for the Mission!

 Brava Theater
2781 – 24th St.
SF

 Historic march for the Mission! March for affordable housing!

Join Our Mission No Eviction and The Plaza 16 Coalition in this historic march for the Mission to demand affordable housing. Join this growing coalition of residents, non-profits,
families, small business, artist, musicians, youth, seniors, teachers, Neighborhood Associations, Merchant Associations, activist, LGBT community and more….come march with us on this one year anniversary of Our Mission No Eviction march of October 12, 2013 and to continue the battle for the Mission and affordable housing and to fight against the biggest development the Mission has ever seen that is planned for the 16th St. Plaza. https://www.facebook.com/Plaza16Coalition
Adelante and Si Se Puede!

March will begin at 24th and York and march on 24th towards Mission then on Mission to 16th St. Plaza.

1:00 PM Gather at BRAVA Theater 24th and York
2:00 PM March begins
3:00 PM Rally and Festival 16 St. Plaza

 Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/779194205457619/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1

 Friday, October 10

 O 10, Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm – Inside Urban Shield With Shane Bauer

 Oakland High School Auditorium
1023 MacArthur Blvd. (@ Park)
Oakland

Report-back from activists who “went inside” the Urban Shield convention and trade show in Oakland September 4th-7th and were “volunteers” at some of the exercises.  And discussion of next steps.

Join Shane Bauer and others on this, the 3rd anniversary of the occupation of Oscar Grant Plaza as they discuss the militarization of the police.

Shane Bauer is a journalist who, with Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattel, were kidnapped by Iranian border guards and imprisoned in solitary in Iran for many months.  After his return to the US. Shane wrote about Pelican Bay, California’s notorious solitary confinement facility for inmates.

A month ago, as he was observing one of the Urban Shield exercises as a official member of the press he was ordered to stop taking pictures and leave.

Urban Shield, a convention devoted to the glorification of the militarization of the police, has been happening in Oakland since 2007.  The Mayor announced that it would not be held in Oakland next year, but it will still be held elsewhere, probably at another location in Alameda County.  It should be stopped once and for all or, barring that, Oakland and Oakland’s police should not participate.

 Info: insideurbanshield@gmail.com

On Going:

 “First They Came For the Homeless…” is occupying Staples in Berkeley (Please stop by!!)

 

Staples

2352 #100 Shattuck (corner of Durant & Shattuck)

 Berkeley, CA

This campaign has is over 80 days old. Come help Prevent the Privatization of our Post Office!

The information table / outreach / boycott promotion is up 24/7

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

 

 

Save the Dates

 Monday, October 20, 7:30pm – Vandana Shiva, The Rights of Mother Earth

First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley

 Hosted by: Carleen Pickard

Tickets and more information: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/864925

 

 

Wednesday, October 22nd – Stop Police Brutality! Stand Up! Walk Out!

   1:00pm Rally & March – 14th & Broadway, Oakland

 

Saturday, October 25th – Block the Boat Action (Block another ZIM boat)

 October is the Month of Resistance!

 MISC.

Support Golden Gate Park  – Yes on Prop H; No on Prop I

 

Prop.H Save the Beach Chalet natural soccer field with real grass.

Prop. I Cover our park fields w/ground up tires.

 

 contact for list of places to table and info:  sfoceanedge@earthlink.net