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Dec

Next Meeting Sun28Dec2014

Thank you for all that each of you do individually and collectively for a better world. Have a safe holiday!

 

Occupy SF

~ ACTION COUNCIL ~

Next Meeting

Sunday, December 28, 2014

2:00pm – 4:00pm

 

UNITE / HERE (Local 2)

215 Golden Gate Ave

(Nr. Civic Center BART)

San Francisco

Websites:

OccupySF Action Council: http://occupyactionsf.org

OccupySF: http://occupysf.org

24
Sep

Thank You to Everyone

Thank  You to Everyone!

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

Occupy SF  ~ 3rd Convergence happen!

 

19
Aug

Occupy SF 3rd Convergence

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4
Mar

17 ANNOUNCEMENTS 3/4/2015

This week there are two petitions if you wish to sign – under announcements # 4 & # 5.

Wednesday, March 4

(1) M 4, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30 pm Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL

McKesson (BART) Plaza, Montgomery & Market Streets, San Francisco

People from across the U.S. will be at Creech Air Force Base outside Las Vegas, Nevada this week for anti-drone war protests. Join our regular (local) PEACE vigil in solidarity with that action:

Ground Killer Drones — Shut Down Creech!

Coming from over 17 states, including Maine, Alaska and Hawaii, dozens of veterans and many other activists plan to peacefully shut down Creech Air Force Base, the home military base for drone warfare, since 2005, where the CIA and Pentagon wage airstrikes that terrorize and kill civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.

Protestors will demand banning:

-the use of drones for extrajudicial killings,

-surveillance on civilian populations, and

-the sale and distribution of drone warfare technology to foreign governments.

See announcement below for details on CREECH

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

Additional signs and flyers provided.

No to WAR!

NO to DRONES!

Stand (or sit) with us

Everyone welcome!

Wednesday March 4 – Friday March 6

(2) March 4, Wednesday, – March 6, Friday – SHUT DOWN CREECH…..Mass Mobilization to Stop Drone Wars! (OccupySF Action Endorsed)

Creech AFB
Indian Springs, NV

A Convergence For Peace in the Nevada Desert
RSVP now – see info below!

Call is for a national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan,Yemen, Somalia and everywhere. CODEPINK will hold vigils daily on March 2nd and 3rd, prior to the official beginning of this Creech Convergence For Peace and welcomes everyone to join them.

In 2005, Creech Air Force Base secretly became the first U.S. base in the country to carry out illegal, remotely controlled assassinations using the MQ-1 Predator drones, and in 2006, the more advanced Reaper drones were added to its arsenal. Creech drone personnel sit behind computers in the desert north of Las Vegas and kill “suspects” thousands of miles away. Recent independent research indicates that the identity of only one out of 28 victims of U.S. drone strikes is known beforehand. Though officials deny it, the majority killed by drones are civilians. In 2014, it was leaked that the CIA’s criminal drone assassination program, officially a separate operation from the Air Force’s, has been piloted all along by Creech’s super-secret Squadron 17.
The US drone program is rapidly proliferating as air bases are being converted to drone bases across the U.S. and abroad, but Creech remains the primary air base in U.S. state-sponsored global terrorism.

We must put an end to this desecration of our Mother Earth and all creatures who inhabit it.
We must put an end to the dehumanization of lives from Ferguson to Palestine to Pakistan.
We must close all foreign U.S. military bases. Money for human needs.
We must put an end to drone warfare, drone surveillance and global militarization.
Sponsores: CODEPINK: Women for Peace, Nevada Desert Experience , Veterans For Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Voices for Creative Nonviolence!
Info & Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1525740921010540

Website: http://shutdowncreech.blogspot.com

 

(3) M 4, Wednesday, 5:45pm, MARCH 4th on MAXIMUS :: We Demand Affordable Housing not meager “community benefits”

Laborers Local 261 Union Hall
3271 – 18th Street @ Shotwell
SF

On March 4th we will march into Maximus’s public meeting. We will demand truly affordable housing for our community not monster luxury towers and meager “community benefits.”
Please join the PLAZA 16 COALITION, CALLE 24 LATINO CULTURAL DISTRICT, OUR MISSION NO EVICTION, and the LATINO DEMOCRATIC CLUB in this action to stop the monster luxury development at 16th and Mission.
Sponsor: The Plaza 16 Coalition / La Plaza 16 Coalición and many more!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1564414137148172

Thursday, March 5

(4) M 5, Thursday, 10:00am – 11:00am, #StandwithNanHui – CALL-IN & EMERGENCY ACTION: STOP NAN-HUI’S DEPORTATION -SF ICE /CBP

Start:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office (Close to Montgomery BART)
33 New Montgomery St.
SF
 
End:
ICE Field Office
630 Sansome St., Rm. 590
SF

After a retrial in Yolo County, CA, Nan-Hui Jo, devoted mother and survivor of domestic violence, has been convicted unanimously on charges of “child abduction.” While the judge has agreed to send the case to probation for the next 30 days, she is still under hold by both the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and her deportation is a real possibility. This could result in permanent separation between Nan-Hui and her daughter, Vitz Da.

Due to her attempt to save herself and her daughter, she has been charged with “child abduction.” Nan-Hui has been in jail for over seven months without due process. Upon her arrest, her daughter, Vitz Da, age six, was given custody to her abuser.

Nan-Hui now faces prison and/or deportation which would likely result in permanent separation from her daughter.

Nan-Hui Jo has been criminalized because she is an immigrant, a survivor of domestic violence and the fierce protector of her daughter. The district attorney and jurors of this case have ignored the facts regarding domestic violence and the safety of her six-year old daughter. We are outraged and deeply saddened by this verdict—what happened today is precisely why so many survivors fear our justice system. Despite the verdict today, we are ready to organize and continue to mobilize against deportation proceedings. We will keep fighting until Nan-Hui is freed and reunited with her daughter.
1. JOIN US FOR A RALLY & ACTION AT SAN FRANCISCO ICE/CBP

Join us for a rally and delivery of our petition and demands. CBP and ICE will determine if Nan-Hui is deported or not. We know that CBP and ICE tear apart immigrant families every day, and we will hold them accountable. #Not1More

2. Click here to SIGN & SHARE THE *NEW* PETITION

3. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT BY CALLING CBP AND ICE

-CBP Field Operations Director, Brian Humphrey. (415) 744-1530 Ext. 234.

-ICE Field Director Craig Meyer. (415) 844-5512. Press #4

Demand that ICE/CBP exercise its prosecutorial discretion and drop the immigration hold and deportation case against Nan-Hui’s Jo case (A 098 906 641) and allow her to reunite with her daughter. Ms. Jo is a survivor of domestic violence and her case should be considered under the parental interests directive.

Sponsor: Korean American Coalition to End Domestic Abuse

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1409511356018380

 

(5) M 5, Thursday, 12 Noon Press Conference: Tell the Fed: Let Wages Grow

Federal Reserve
101 Market St.
SF

Right now, inside the Federal Reserve, leaders are having a debate about whether or not wages are rising too fast.

Yes. That’s right. The chief economic policymakers in this country are debating whether or not American workers’ incomes are rising too quickly.

The Fed has the power to make the policies that could either continue to let Wall Street run reckless with our economy while raking in the profits, or it could make policies that support Main Street and create an economy that works for everyone. For far too long, the voices of Main Street have been kept under Wall Street’s thumb. But we’re going to change that.

Sign the petition and tell the Fed to support Main Street, Not Wall Street. More info on the Fed Up campaign here

Sign the petition

Info from ACCE

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(6) M 5, Thursday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Rally to Save Civic Center Campus

City College of San Francisco
750 Eddy St
SF

MARCH FROM 750 EDDY TO CITY HALL!

AFT 2121 is organizing with a coalition of community groups to demand justice for students displaced by the closure of CCSF’s Tenderloin campus. Our communities need the Tenderloin City College campus but it has been closed by the CCSF Administration. The college says that the building is seismically unsafe, but has put forward no firm construction plans. Join us as we demand:

· Fast Track the repairs to 750 Eddy and reopen the campus as soon as possible
· Find temporary classrooms for all classes disrupted by the closure

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1533392183593309
(7) M 5, Thursday, 5:00pm, ¡Chávez Vive en el Pueblo! Rally for Venezuela – Rally

24th & Mission Sts.
SF

in Solidarity with Venezuela’s
Bolivarian Revolution

On the 2nd Anniversary of Hugo Chávez’s death, we celebrate his legacy, embodied in the people and their struggle
Sponsors: Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition. Endorsed by ANSWER Coalition, SOA Watch-San Francisco; FMLN-Nor. California; FSLN-Nor. California; Haiti Action Committee; Hondurenos en Resistencia del Norte de California; Task Force on the Americas; Nicaragua Center for Community Action; Party for Socialism and Liberation; Workers World Party
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/909692979054586

(8) M 5, Thursday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, STRIKE SOLIDARITY GUERRILLA MOVIE NIGHT: Teach-In & Speak-Out: ENVIRONMENTAL, COMMUNITY & CLIMATE JUSTICE MOVEMENTS UNITE WITH STRIKING

Tesoro Refinery
Solano Way and Arnold Industrial Way,
Concord

At the United Steel Workers Local 5 Picket

Featuring:
GUERRILLA MOVIE PROJECTIONS: San Francisco Projection Department will project outdoor movies and images at the picket line of the refinery entrance.

SPEAKOUT: Hear from striking refinery workers and members of refinery community, environmental and climate justice groups about their common fight for health and safety.

ANTONIA JUHASZ: Leading oil industry expert Antonia Juhasz will give a comprehensive analysis of why big oil industry is threat to the health and safety of workers, communities, the environment and our climate and why refinery workers demands for safety are a key part of the solution

United Steelworkers (USW) refinery workers are on strike over serious health and safety concerns. Workers cite outsourcing, short staffing, forced overtime that produces dangerous fatigue, and a lack of stop-work authority protections to prevent dangerous refinery accidents.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/699367876855862/

Saturday, March 7

(9) M 7, Saturday, 9:00am – 7:00pm, 30th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference

Wheeler Hall
UC Berkeley
Berkeley

Registration is now open for EWOCC 2015! Early bird tickets are available until March 1, 2015. Go to ewocc.wordpress.com/registration to secure a spot now! RSVPing here does not count as registration.

About EWOCC 2015: Reflecting on the enduring racism of the criminal justice system in the wake of nationwide protests for Trayvon Martin, black trans activist CeCe McDonald wrote, “I feel a revolution is amongst us, and I know that there is no better time than now.” Inspired by CeCe’s words, our 2015 gathering will focus on how women of color around the world unevenly experience, navigate, and contest overlapping forms of state-sanctioned violence, including but not limited to: anti-black racism, transphobia, police brutality, incarceration, deportation, Islamophobia, systemic poverty and economic imperialism, settler occupation, and war. By thinking about state-sanctioned violence in intersectional and transnational terms, we hope to share our respective histories, compare political frameworks, exchange strategies and tactics of resistance, and identify opportunities for collective action. Together, we hope to explore approaches to solidarity building that emphasize our collective strength without conflating or equating our struggles. We are interested in what solidarity at this moment looks like, how we can build it, and what its possibilities and limitations are. Finally, this year’s conference will explore how social movements are mobilizing love as a critical resource for dismantling structures of violence and inequality and for thinking and enacting a more just world.

FEATURING KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Favianna Rodriguez, CeCe McDonald, and Corrina Gould
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY Chhoti Maa, Coco Peila, Sarah Adebibe O’Neal, Dom Jones, DíaPa’Son, and Turtle Women Rising
AND WORKSHOPS BY MEMBERS OF Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, The BlackOut Collective, Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)- حركة الشباب الفلسطيني, Critical Resistance, Black Women Birthing Justice, Af3irm SF/Bay Area, 67 Sueños, and more!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/431103117066894

Sunday, March 8

(10) M 8, Sunday, 10:00am – 11:30am, International Women’s Day -:Break the Chains! Protest Archbishop Cordileone & Anti-Woman & Anti-Gay, Dark Ages Moraity

St. Mary’s Cathedral
1111 Gough St.
SF

Break the Chains! Unleash the Fury of Women as a Mighty Force for Revolution!

PROTEST Archbishop Cordileone’s “IMmorality Clause” on International Women’s Day. Join with others this Sunday to take a stand to STOP the patriarchal degradation and subjugation of all women everywhere, and ALL oppression based on gender or sexual orientation!

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, long-time enemy of abortion rights and gay marriage, has imposed a “Morality Clause” on all the teachers in Catholic schools in San Francisco, which condemns the supposed “grave evils” of things like homosexuality, abortion & birth control, masturbation, and sex outside of marriage. San Francisco is home to over 90,000 LGBT people, and Cordileone and his dark ages politics are not welcome here. Come out and STAND UP! Love is NOT a sin, sex is NOT a sin, abortion is NOT a sin, and there is NOTHING SACRED about keeping people down.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/439899312831234
(11) M 8, Sunday, 12Noon – 3:00pmThe 105th International Working Women’s Day March and Celebration

El 105a Día Internacional de La Mujer Trabajadora, Marcha y Celebración

Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Lake Merritt Boulevard, Oakland, California

Women in the U.S. will continue to be in the forefront of many battles — opposing U.S. wars and occupations while demanding funding for human needs, defending collective bargaining in their unions, demanding wages that allow their families to keep up with the cost of living, stopping foreclosures so they can stay in their homes, demanding contraceptives and other free preventive health care, and fighting for basic rights to affordable education, quality health care and housing, and good-paying jobs.

On International Working Women’s Day 2015, we remember and lift up all the women and Trans women who have come before us in the struggle. We will celebrate their legacies they have left behind and honor the women and Trans women who are fighting in the forefront today for freedom and liberation.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/647585308698081
(12) M 8, Sunday, 2:00pm, Still Fighting For Our Rights

24th Street & Mission Street
SF

This International Women’s Day we will be joining in the streets with women all around the world who are marching to demand their rights.

We will be out to stand against violence against women in all forms. Against the growing number of killings of transwomen, against police brutality, against racism, street harassment, domestic violence and more. We will be coming out as we struggle to support ourselves and our families in the face of ever increasing evictions and gentrification.
We march to stand in solidarity with our sisters around the world who are fighting back as well.

We are marching to demand equality and our right to dignified lives.
Sponsor: Women Organized to Resist and Defend (WORD)

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/829825263719996
(13) M 8 Sunday, 3:00pm – 8:00pm, No Justice No Service: Bay Area Art & Education Justice Festival

The Lab
2948 16th St.
SF

Join local artists, educators, unions, activists and workers to celebrate the recent excitement and organizing success of Adjuncts at SFAI, CCA, St. Mary’s College, Mills, Dominican University!

Performances! Installations! Speak-outs! Readings! Food! Art! Books! Socializing! Community-building!
ALL in support of low-wage precarious workers including Adjuncts, Students, Food-service Workers, Artists, Temporary Part Time Workers and the Fight for 15 campaign!

Host: Cassie Thornton & Others

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1576977432546361

Monday, March 9

(14) M 9, Monday, 9:00am, Apple Action- Open the door for the rest of us!  EVENT CANCELLED  on 3/5/2015

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St
SF

Apple has just announced a special event to launch the new luxury I-watch. We’re going to show up and tell them what the next big thing from Apple ought to be: good jobs for service workers in tech.

Thousands of predominantly black and Latino security officers, janitors and bus drivers in Silicon Valley keep the tech industry thriving, yet many of these service workers lack stable enough jobs to support their families. It’s time for Apple to open the door to success for the rest of us.

Unfortunately, despite record profits, Apple continues to employ SIS despite concerns that the security company is denying workers the freedom to join a union and has been accused by former employees of engaging in wage theft, harassment and discrimination. The good news is that Apple has put their security contract out for bid, which could allow a union-friendly company to replace SIS. We have a short window of time to convince Apple to do what’s right for security officers and our community.

Info RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1538646756400975

Wednesday, March 11

(15) M 11, Wednesday, 3:00pm – 4:30pm – Fourth Anniversary of Fukushima Dai-ichi

(Start)SF Japanese Consulate
275 Battery Street, SF
 
4PM
Walk to PG&E headquarters
245 Market Street
SF

Wear something yellow

Global Community Action Response
Around the world, people will assemble at Japanese Consulates to hand deliver letters of concern addressed to PM Shinzo Abe, about ongoing & hazardous radioactivity escaping from the Fukushima nuclear plant.

In support of all those affected by this environmental and human rights disaster – past, present & future – we stand with the Japanese people on this anniversary to say ’Saikado Hantai’ Do Not Restart

Sponsors: Sponsors: No Nukes Action, FukushimaResponse (Campaign, BayArea, SantaCruz, Davis, Ukiah), FukushimaWatch…

Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3.11fukushimafourthanniversaryactions/permalink/3239704611

 

(16) M 11, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Save CCSF Coalition General Assembly

CCSF – Ocean Campus
Phelan Ave. MUB, Room 150
SF

Help plan and build the March 24 day of action to remove the dictatorship and demand an end to downsizing, pushout policies, austerity, and attacks on diversity, and the cancellation of the construction of the Performing Arts Education Center.

Info: Indybay

Thursday, March 12

(17) M 12, Thursday, 9:00am – 10:30am, Speak-out at CPUC Hearing on Comcast / Time Warner Cable Merger

California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102

Prevent one of the most damaging corporate takeovers in the nation: The Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger. The merger would give Comcast a virtual monopoy over the U.S. cable and internet market. Comcast is expected to stack the hearing with corporate cronies who will comment in support of the merger

YOU can tell the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) , why this merger is bad for California and the nation.
We’ll provide you with talking points and training ahead of time, so you’re fully comfortable and prepared to speak.

the CPUC must hear from people like you before it decides whether to approve or reject the merger! CLICK HERE to RSVP today, and we’ll be in touch to provide you with all you need to know.

Comcast is on the ropes and the CPUC has specifically opened up this meeting for people like you to come forward. They want to hear how California residents feel about this merger before they decide.

YOU could be the tipping point to stop this merger! CLICK HERE to let us know if you can join us at the March 12th hearing.

Info: Courage Campaign ; http://www.couragecampaign.org?akid=1550.79343.8poXq2

2
Mar

ACTION ALERT 3/2/2014

ACTION ALERT

National Day of Action

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to the joint congress is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, March 3rd.

Call your Members of Congress today and urge them to support diplomacy with Iran and skip Netanyahu’s speech!

Click here for Washington DC telephone numbers: https://www.opencongress.org/people/zipcodelookup

Toll Free Number for Senators: 855 – 686 – 6927 (Washington offices)

Local Numbers

Senator Feinstein: 415 – 393 – 0707

Senator Boxer: 510 – 286 – 8537

Nancy Pelosi: 415 – 556 – 4862

Please  consider emphasizing the following points:

I support the internationally-backed negotiations, which are on the brink of obtaining a deal to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran. I refuse to accept the alternatives: Iran with a bomb, or bombing Iran.
I urge my Senators and Representative to skip Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech tomorrow
I recommend that my Senators and Representative oppose any legislation that might derail diplomacy–such as The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 proposed last week by Senators Corker of Tennessee and Menendez of New Jersey.

28
Feb

Announcements & Meeting Reminder

Occupy SF

~ ACTION COUNCIL ~

Next Meeting

Sunday, March 1, 2015

2:00pm – 4:00pm

UNITE / HERE (Local 2)

215 Golden Gate Ave

(Nr. Civic Center BART)

San Francisco

Saturday, February 28

 

F 28, Saturday, 12 Noon How Single Payer Healthcare Would Save US $375 Billion a Year

518 Valencia, SF (one block from 16th St BART), SF

Speaker:

James G. Kahn, M.D., MPH – senior author of the study and a researcher at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California at San Francisco. He is also a member of the California chapter of Physicians for a National Health Plan.

Kahn says “We could provide everyone with good care and remove the complex and onerous cost-sharing that we have in the current system”.

In 2013, the United States spent a total of $471 billion in medical billing paperwork and insurance-related red tape. A single-payer system would eliminate 80 percent of that cost.

The report can be linked at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/14/556

Sponsored by Single Payer Now.

For more information, call 415-695-7891 or www.singlepayernow.net

F 28, Saturday, 12 Noon, Acción en Solidaridad con México- ¡Fuera Nieto!

24th Street & Mission St
SF

On Tuesday, February 24th, the teacher’s union of Acapulco, Guerrero was brutally repressed by Mexican Federal Police. This enormous violation of human rights adds itself to the disappearance of the 43 students whose case now has more than five months without being resolved.

The crisis of governance for Peña Nieto continues to be denounced by a growing list of social and labor groups at a local and international level.

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

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1561503774117514

F 28, Saturday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, The 4th ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER FOR THE 99 PERCENTCoalition

First Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin Street, corner Geary Blvd
San Francisco

Fundraiser

Donation $20 – No one turned away for lack of funds! – Wheelchair accessible

features a delicious dinner, and this program:

John A. Powell, UC Berkeley Professor of Law and African American studies speaking on aspects of the Black Lives Matter movement;
Tom Ammiano, former San Francisco State Assemblyman and political commentator;
Janet Weil, CODEPINK, Mistress of Ceremonies; and
Local Activist Awards will be presented to those working for racial and economic justice, civil liberties and the rights of the earth: Gloria La Riva, Tim Redmond, Nadia Kayyali and Larry Danos.
! Tickets: spaghettidinner99.brownpapertickets.com or call 415-595-7306

More Info at: http://sf99percent.org/

F 28, Saturday, 7:30pm, Hell Fire: Lockheed Martin and the Weapon Industry Go to Gaza

Vallombrosa Retreat Center
250 Oak Grove Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025

What is the role played by military industries in the Israeli siege and attacks on Gaza? By Lockheed Martin? What does the US military aid to Israel actually support? This presentation contains new information about the new AFSC Campaign in Jerusalem, targeting the US/Israel military industrial complex.

Speaker:

Dalit Baum, Ph.D., is the co-founder of Who Profits from the Occupation, and of the Coalition of Women for Peace in Israel. Dalit is a feminist scholar and teacher, who has been teaching about militarism and about the global economy from a feminist perspective in Israeli and American universities. (See FB info for more details)

Sponsor: Pacific Life Community

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449289615293474/?ref=23&source=1

Sunday, March 1

M 1, Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, HAITI: RESISTANCE and SOLIDARITY -5 Years After the Earthquake; 11 Years After the Coup

Humanist Hall
390 – 27th Street
Oakland

Speakers:

Pierre Labossiere, Haiti Action Committee
Lara Kiswani, Arab Resource and Organizing Center

Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

Join Haiti Action Committee on the 11th anniversary of the US-backed 2004 coup that overthrew democracy in Haiti.

While the US/UN occupation continues to impose President Martelly’s dictatorship, popular resistance in Haiti grows.

A two-day general strike recently paralyzed Port-au-Prince and many other cities. The popular movements are striking to demand that the entire Martelly government resign. They’re also protesting governmental repression and corruption. Haiti faces a constitutional and profound political crisis.

Sponsor: Haiti Action Committee

Info: www.haitisolidarity.net

Monday, March 2

M 2, Monday, 5:00pm Press Conference: “The Community Demands Justice for Amilcar Perez Lopez”

6:00pm, Reunión Comunitaria/Town Hall Meeting – Amilcar Perez Lopez, víctima de un homicidio de la polícia de SF (victim of a homicide by SFPD

Cesar Chavez Elementary School
828 Shotwell St (between 22nd & 23rd Streets)
SF

SFPD will have a Town Hall meeting to address the homicide by SFPD officers that took place 2/26/2015 (9:50pm aprox.) of Amilcar Perez-Lopez, a 21 year old Guatemalan immigrant, on Folsom Street near 24th Street. The Town Hall meeting will be at Cesar Chavez Elementary School at 6pm on Monday March 2nd, 2015. Please come.

(ANSWER has called the press conference)

Host: Hosted by Adriana Camarena and La Mesha Irizarry

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1552902294985160

Monday March 2 – Thursday March 5

M 2, Monday, 9:00am – M 5, Thursday, 12 Noon – 96 Hours of Action at UC Berkeley

Sproul Plaza
UC Berkeley
Berkeley

A 27% fee hike in UC tuition has been announced with a range of justifications—this on top of the 300% increase in attending UC in the last decade alone. The administration claims that the state’s defunding of public education has forced this on us, the only option left is to displace the costs of running the university onto students. We disagree. The UC doesn’t want public money from Sacramento; it wants more of your far less regulated private tuition dollars. In spite of the increased cost of education, we endure cuts to student programs, overflowing lecture halls, classes that are difficult to get into, decreasing numbers of students of color, and many other signs of the declining quality of education.

In response to mounting pressure from students around the state, the administration has now announced plans to delay the fee hike, to wait until we’re less prepared. But a deferral is no victory; we demand far more. Rather than a signal that we should give up, we believe that now is the time to push our demands for a better UC. Students across the state–at UCs, CSUs, Community Colleges and High Schools–have called for “96 Hours of Direct Action” the first week of March, culminating in a statewide student walk out on Thursday, March 5. In 2010 similar actions won hundreds of millions of dollars in state support, and in 2012, they beat back a proposed tuition hike that would have nearly doubled of the cost of a UC education. This March, let’s demonstrate that there’s an alternative to privatization and debt. This is your call to action. On March 5, let’s shut it down.

Sponsor: Fight The Hike

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/426152930883718

M 2, Monday, 5:30pm – 8:00pm, Rally & Community Meeting on the Environmental Impact of Building a New SF Jail

Hall of Justice (note meeting location changed from previously posted)
850 Bryant St.
SF

from 6-8pm, Sheriff Mirkarimi and staff from the Department of Public Works will be hosting a public meeting on the environmental impact of the $278 million dollar jail plan.

You are invited to attend a public meeting hosted by San Francisco Public Works and the San Francisco Sheriffs Department regarding the environmental review process for the proposed new jail.

The new Rehabilitation Detention Facility (RDF) will replace County Jails #3 and #4, currently located on the 6th and 7th floors of the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant Street.

Plan on joining us at 5:30pm at the CASC for a rally before the 6pm meeting. Bring banners and signs and your best examples of the environmental impacts that jail and incarceration has on your life and community.
San Francisco needs real solutions to public safety, housing, jobs, education, mental health care, not more of the same failed policies that harm our community. Justice is won when we build a future of opportunity for everyone, not more jails.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/709825332465812/

M 2, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum: “Seabrook 1977” (film)

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

In anticipation of the accelerating campaign to shut California’s last nukes — the two reactors at Diablo Canyon, near San Luis Obispo –we will view Seabrook 77, the story the of attempt to block construction of a nuclear power plant.

Tuesday, March 3

M 3, Tuesday, 5:00pm, Protest War Criminal Netanyahu’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress (OccupySF Action Council has Endorsed)

Israel Consulate (outside)
456 Montgomery
SF

Protest War Criminal Netanyahu’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress
– No to War Criminal Netanyahu
– No New War on Iran
– End the Colonial Occupation of Palestine
– End U.S. Aid to Israel!

Call 415-821-6545 or email answer@answersf.org to add your group or organization to the endorsers list.

Israeli prime minister and notorious war criminal Binyamin Netanyahu will be addressing a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, March 3. Netanyahu has presided over many massacres of Palestinians, the latest in Gaza last summer that killed more than 2,100 women, men and children, wounded more than 10,000, and left hundreds of thousands homeless. The massive theft of and settlement on Palestinian land in the West Bank continues every day. Much of this death, destruction and dispossession is paid for by our tax dollars, billions of which flow to Israel every year.
The invitation to Netanyahu – made by House Speaker John Boehner – is an outrage that should be protested and rejected by all people who stand for justice. Many organizations will be joining together in protest outside the Capitol Building in Washington DC

Boehner specifically invited the anti-Iranian Netanyahu to lecture Congress on the so-called “danger” from Iran and in support of imposing even tighter sanctions on that country. The aim is to derail the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program which are at a critical stage.

Sponsoring organizations: ANSWER Coalition, Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), Occupy SF Action Council, WORD-Women Organized to Resist and Defend, World Can’t Wait

Info / Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/307755799433593/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Monday, March 2 – Wednesday March 4

M 2 Monday – March 4 Wednesday, MOBILIZATION TO #SHUTDOWNREMAX CONVENTION; STOP RE/MAX’s Settlement Profiteering

(OccupySF Action Council has Endorsed)

Outside RE/MAX R4 Convention Mandalay Bay Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada

American-based corporation RE/MAX is profiting off of and selling Jewish-only settlement apartments and homes in the West Bank on stolen Palestinian land! BDS Now!

As part of the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment movement against the Israeli Occupation, Boycott RE/MAX: No Open House on Stolen Land campaign is having a national mobilization to the RE/MAX R4 Convention to protest RE/MAX’s selling of stolen Palestinian land in the West Bank.

The mobilization will target the RE/MAX R4 Convention, the largest annual gathering with over 6,000 RE/MAX representatives in attendance from more than 60 countries around the world. We will be staging a three day presence outside the event which includes speakers like top RE/MAX executives, Peyton Manning, and even a performance by Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.

Actions will include direct action on the Vegas Strip, vigils, workshops and community-building spaces on BDS, Palestine solidarity, and ending US complicity in the Israeli Occupation. RE/MAX is directly and knowingly profiting off of settler-colonialism and we are going to #ShutDown settlement sales!

Learn more & Register HERE: http://www.boycottremax.org/shutdownremaxconvention

–Travel caravans are being organized from the Bay Area and Los Angeles in California with a limited number of accommodations available on a first come, first serve basis.

–If you are a student, we are available to write to participants’ institutions to allow for time off.

-Many of us will be joining the CODEPINK #ShutDownCreech action to stop drone killings at Creech airforce base. Find more info here:http://www.codepink.org/shut_down_remax_creech_event
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/867315986659434/

Contact: Sophia Armen, NoOpenHouse@codepink.org, 818-827-4320

Learn more about the Boycott Re/MAX campaign: www.boycottremax.org

Wednesday March 4 – Friday March 6

March 4, Wednesday, – March 6, Friday – SHUT DOWN CREECH…..Mass Mobilization to Stop Drone Wars! (OccupySF Action Endorsed)

Creech AFB
Indian Springs, NV

A Convergence For Peace in the Nevada Desert
RSVP now – see info below!
Call is for a national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan,Yemen, Somalia and everywhere. CODEPINK will hold vigils daily on March 2nd and 3rd, prior to the official beginning of this Creech Convergence For Peace and welcomes everyone to join them.

In 2005, Creech Air Force Base secretly became the first U.S. base in the country to carry out illegal, remotely controlled assassinations using the MQ-1 Predator drones, and in 2006, the more advanced Reaper drones were added to its arsenal. Creech drone personnel sit behind computers in the desert north of Las Vegas and kill “suspects” thousands of miles away. Recent independent research indicates that the identity of only one out of 28 victims of U.S. drone strikes is known beforehand. Though officials deny it, the majority killed by drones are civilians. In 2014, it was leaked that the CIA’s criminal drone assassination program, officially a separate operation from the Air Force’s, has been piloted all along by Creech’s super-secret Squadron 17.
The US drone program is rapidly proliferating as air bases are being converted to drone bases across the U.S. and abroad, but Creech remains the primary air base in U.S. state-sponsored global terrorism. Creech is where the killer drone program started–it is where we shall end it.

We must put an end to this desecration of our Mother Earth and all creatures who inhabit it.
We must put an end to the dehumanization of lives from Ferguson to Palestine to Pakistan.
We must close all foreign U.S. military bases. Money for human needs.
We must put an end to drone warfare, drone surveillance and global militarization.
Sponsores: CODEPINK: Women for Peace, Nevada Desert Experience , Veterans For Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Voices for Creative Nonviolence!
Info & Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1525740921010540

Website: http://shutdowncreech.blogspot.com

Wednesday, March 4

M 4, Wednesday, 5:45pm, MARCH 4th on MAXIMUS :: We Demand Affordable Housing not meager “community benefits”

Laborers Local 261 Union Hall
3271 – 18th Street @ Shotwell
SF

On March 4th we will march into Maximus’s public meeting. We will demand truly affordable housing for our community not monster luxury towers and meager “community benefits.”
Please join the PLAZA 16 COALITION, CALLE 24 LATINO CULTURAL DISTRICT, OUR MISSION NO EVICTION, and the LATINO DEMOCRATIC CLUB in this action to stop the monster luxury development at 16th and Mission.
Sponsor: The Plaza 16 Coalition / La Plaza 16 Coalición and many more!
Info:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1564414137148172

Thursday, March 5

M 5, Thursday, 1:00pm, Rally to Save Civic Center Campus

City College of San Francisco
750 Eddy St
SF

Begin at our school, and march with us to City Hall. We will ask Supervisor Jane Kim to help us find a place for classes in August, and to help us get a new campus soon that is safe and beautiful.
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1533392183593309

M 5, Thursday, 5:00pm, ¡Chávez Vive en el Pueblo! Rally for Venezuela – Rally

24th & Mission Sts.
SF

in Solidarity with Venezuela’s
Bolivarian Revolution

On the 2nd Anniversary of Hugo Chávez’s death, we celebrate his legacy, embodied in the people and their struggle
Sponsors: Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition. Endorsed by ANSWER Coalition, SOA Watch-San Francisco; FMLN-Nor. California; FSLN-Nor. California; Haiti Action Committee; Hondurenos en Resistencia del Norte de California; Task Force on the Americas; Nicaragua Center for Community Action; Party for Socialism and Liberation; Workers World Party
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/909692979054586

Saturday, March 7

M 7, Saturday, 9:00am – 7:00pm, 30th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference

Wheeler Hall
UC Berkeley
Berkeley

Registration is now open for EWOCC 2015! Early bird tickets are available until March 1, 2015. Go to ewocc.wordpress.com/registration to secure a spot now! RSVPing here does not count as registration.

About EWOCC 2015: Reflecting on the enduring racism of the criminal justice system in the wake of nationwide protests for Trayvon Martin, black trans activist CeCe McDonald wrote, “I feel a revolution is amongst us, and I know that there is no better time than now.” Inspired by CeCe’s words, our 2015 gathering will focus on how women of color around the world unevenly experience, navigate, and contest overlapping forms of state-sanctioned violence, including but not limited to: anti-black racism, transphobia, police brutality, incarceration, deportation, Islamophobia, systemic poverty and economic imperialism, settler occupation, and war. By thinking about state-sanctioned violence in intersectional and transnational terms, we hope to share our respective histories, compare political frameworks, exchange strategies and tactics of resistance, and identify opportunities for collective action. Together, we hope to explore approaches to solidarity building that emphasize our collective strength without conflating or equating our struggles. We are interested in what solidarity at this moment looks like, how we can build it, and what its possibilities and limitations are. Finally, this year’s conference will explore how social movements are mobilizing love as a critical resource for dismantling structures of violence and inequality and for thinking and enacting a more just world.

FEATURING KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Favianna Rodriguez, CeCe McDonald, and Corrina Gould
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY Chhoti Maa, Coco Peila, Sarah Adebibe O’Neal, Dom Jones, DíaPa’Son, and Turtle Women Rising
AND WORKSHOPS BY MEMBERS OF Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, The BlackOut Collective, Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)- حركة الشباب الفلسطيني, Critical Resistance, Black Women Birthing Justice, Af3irm SF/Bay Area, 67 Sueños, and more!
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/431103117066894

Sunday, March 8

M 8, Sunday, 2:00pm, Still Fighting for Our Rights & Equality

24th Street & Mission Street
SF

This International Women’s Day we will be joining in the streets with women all around the world who are marching to demand their rights.

We will be out to stand against violence against women in all forms. Against the growing number of killings of transwomen, against police brutality, against racism, street harassment, domestic violence and more. We will be coming out as we struggle to support ourselves and our families in the face of ever increasing evictions and gentrification.
We march to stand in solidarity with our sisters around the world who are fighting back as well.

We are marching to demand equality and our right to dignified lives.
Sponsor: Women Organized to Resist and Defend (WORD)

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/829825263719996
M 8 Sunday, No Justice No Service: Bay Area Art & Education Justice Festival

The Lab
2948 16th St.
SF

Join local artists, educators, unions, activists and workers to celebrate the recent excitement and organizing success of Adjuncts at SFAI, CCA, St. Mary’s College, Mills, Dominican University!

Performances! Installations! Speak-outs! Readings! Food! Art! Books! Socializing! Community-building!
ALL in support of low-wage precarious workers including Adjuncts, Students, Food-service Workers, Artists, Temporary Part Time Workers and the Fight for 15 campaign!

No Justice No Service is inspired by the solidarity building event, Art, Education Justice! Held in Los Angeles last Fall.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1576977432546361

27
Feb

Press Conf – Shut Down CREECH Convergence

Hi everyone,

As many of you know we are gearing up for the great 2015 Creech Air Force Base SHUT DOWN CREECH Convergence beginning February 28. It will be awesome. Here’s how you can help make this an even bigger success.

PLEASE COME TO OUR Send-Off Rally & PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW

Saturday, February 28th in S.F. (9 AM)

This is our kickoff for the week of actions at Creech Air Force Base north of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Following the press conference, a caravan of cars and vans will leave for Creech carrying local activists protesting drone warfare. Hundreds of activists (including many war veterans) from over 17 states (including Maine, Alaska and Hawaii) will join us at Creech.

We plan to mark “Drone Victims Memorial Highway” (the road leading to Creech) with banners, markers, tombstones with names and ages of drone victims, etc. as a public display of the death & destruction caused by drone warfare. (For those coming to Creech or just to the rally, would you bring colorful pieces of cloth, fake flowers, or other paraphernalia to add to memorial sites along the highway? Thanks.)

WHAT: Press Conference/”SHUT DOWN CREECH” CodePink Caravan Send Off

WHEN/WHERE: February 28, Saturday, 9:00 a.m., S.F. Ferry Bldg, Embarcadero

For more info: http://shutdowncreech.blogspot.com/

Please support us!

Pink it up or come as you can

(Complete text of Press Release is shown below)

from Toby, Martha and Eleanor and all the others helping us to Shut Down Creech)

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Press Release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts: CODEPINK, Women for Peace

Toby Blomé, ratherbenyckeling@comcast.net 510-541-6874; Martha Hubert, 415-722-3321

Bay Area Peace Activists Announce Plans to Shut Down Key

U.S. Drone Warfare Base; Caravan Leaves for Nevada

Saturday Morning from San Francisco

WHAT: Press Conference/”SHUT DOWN CREECH” CodePink Caravan Send Off

WHEN/WHERE: February 28, Saturday, 9:00 a.m., S.F. Ferry Bldg, Embarcadero

For more info: http://shutdowncreech.blogspot.com/

SAN FRANCISCO – Bay Area CODEPINK peace activists will hold a Press Conference and “Send Off Rally” Saturday, Feb. 28, at 9 a.m. just prior to a Peace Caravan’s departure to Nevada to protest illegal U.S. drone warfare and shut down Creech Air Force Base, a key U.S. drone warfare base.

CODEPINK and supporters will initiate the “SHUT DOWN CREECH” event with early week commute hour vigils starting Mar. 2-3, as a prelude to “CAMP JUSTICE,” a three-day encampment across from the base, that begins on Mar. 3 to open up the Mar. 4-6 larger national convergence called “SHUT DOWN CREECH.”

Five national peace organizations have been working overtime for months to prepare for this protest, which will culminate in a nonviolent direct action to actually SHUT DOWN CREECH on Friday, Mar. 6.

“Creech is where the killer drone program started and it is where we shall end it,” say organizers.

Coming from over 17 states, including Maine, Alaska and Hawaii, dozens of veterans and many other activists plan to peacefully shut down Creech Air Force Base, the home military base for drone warfare, since 2005, where the CIA and Pentagon wage airstrikes that terrorize and kill civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. Protestors will demand banning:

-the use of drones for extrajudicial killings,

-surveillance on civilian populations, and

-the sale and distribution of drone warfare technology to foreign governments.

I-95 highway leading into the base, an hour north of Las Vegas, will be embellished with a long trail of giant banners with diverse anti-drone/anti-war messaging, and organizers will re-name the throughway “Drone Victims Memorial Highway” as they lay out tombstones, with victims names and ages, and other memorial paraphernalia to underline the dark side of drone warfare and to highlight the base as the criminal site where these unlawful killings are executed, and from where drone pilots, following illegal orders, have caused the deaths of over 200 Pakistan children alone.

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SHUT DOWN CREECH is collectively organized by CODEPINK, Veterans For Peace, Nevada Desert Experience, Voices for Creative Nonviolence and Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom. Over 40 national organizations are endorsers or sponsors, including Iraq Veterans Against the War. CODEPINK is a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs.

25
Feb

Invite – Conference of Mayors – organizing meetings

An Invitation

Occupy Action Council is starting to focus on creating an event(s) for the Conference of Mayors in June (19-22) in San Francisco. We are reaching out to the affinity groups that have plugged in to our meetings / actions over the past couple of years.

SF and Mayor Ed Lee will be hosting the 83rd U.S. Conference of Mayors. According to the SF Chron, about 200 mayors from across the country are expected to attend along with 200 -300 support staff and roughly the same number of corporate sponsors.

Come join us as equal participants in calling out our elected representatives to confront what they have been so reluctant to confront given all of their narrow self interests that don’t serve the People’s needs but rather a small segment’s only.

We hope to serve as a coordinating facilitator with all the different groups representing their focus issues. We would merely act as a central hub for organizational purposes.

Our initial energies are now directed to getting different organizations to send a representative to our weekly meetings at:

Local 2 / UNITE HERE
215 Golden Gate Ave. (nr. Leavenworth)
(2 Blocks from Civic Center BART)
SF

Every Sunday – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

All are welcomed!
To discuss tactics, approaches, outreach, etc
Would you be interested in working with us? We have several months to build significant numbers and a positive demonstration(s) to send messages to the mayors that the People are extremely resistant to “business as usual” as our concerns are not being heard nor acted upon in the interest of a sane and People oriented society.

For Info contact: bob71947@aol.com

25
Feb

ANNOUNCEMENTS 2/25/2015

Wednesday, February 25

F 25, Wednesday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm Women, Leadership and the Future of Care

Delancey Street Foundation
Screening Room
600 The Embarcadero,
SF

With MacArthur “Genius Grant” Winner Ai-jen Poo
Americans are living longer than ever before: by 2035, the number of people over age 85 will more than double. In the face of this coming “age wave,” how can we build a culture that values our elders, and make caring for them a priority? In her new book The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America, National Domestic Workers Alliance director and Caring Across Generations co-director Ai-jen Poo points to bold solutions that can help us better care for our loved ones as they age—and provide millions of good jobs at the same time. Please join us as we celebrate this remarkable book with a candid conversation on the state of care in America today.
This event is part of Caring Across America. To learn more about the book and tour, visit www.caringacrossamerica.com
For more information and to RSVP, email events@rosenfound.org
F 25, Wednesday, 3:00pm, EMERGENCY Rally / March – George Zimmerman will not face federal charges – “Justice Dept” announced
Oscar Grant Corner, 14th & Broadway, Oakland
George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation with the teenager, will not face federal charges, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
Attorney General Eric Holder determined there was insufficient evidence to prove Zimmerman killed the teenager on account of his race.
Info: Revolution Books

F 25, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm CODEPINK’S Weekly PEACE VIGIL

Montgomery and Market
(on the steps facing Market below Feinstein’s office,
directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station)
SF

JOIN CODEPINK, WORLD CAN’T WAIT, OCCUPY SF Action Council
and others at the huge PEACE banner

Feel free to bring your own signage, photos, flyers, …
Additional signs and flyers provided.

No to WAR!
NO to DRONES!

Stand (or sit) with us
Everyone welcome!

See Upcoming Drone Actions at Creech AFB – NV below for March 4th – 6th.

Thursday, February 26

F 26, Thursday, 5:00pm-6:00pm, RALLY IN FRONT OF GOOGLE TO DELIVER THE PETITION AGAINST THE EVICTION OF 812 GUERRERO

Google San Francisco
345 Spear St,
San Francisco,

We, the tenants at 812 Guerrero, have been fighting our Ellis Act eviction by Google lawyer Jack Halprin for one year now. Join us as we deliver a petition with over 1,500 signatures to Google’s San Francisco office.

Join us to demand the eviction be rescinded and we be allowed to stay in our home and community.

Now is the time to make a stand. Google states that as a corporation, “We care about the communities where we live and work.” If so, how is that they are permitting their head of e-Discovery to evict two teachers, an artist, a three-year-old, a cab driver, and a woman with disabilities who have all shared a community at 812 Guerrero for years.

Petition, if you wish to sign:

https://www.change.org/p/google-don-t-let-a-google-lawyer-evict-us-for-his-personal-gain

Sponsor: Eviction Free San Francisco
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/619565344841794/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

F 26, Thursday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, How We Win: 2015 and Beyond

Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission St,
San Francisco,

A free UrbanIDEA forum with:

-Corey Cook, University of San Francisco
-Supervisor Eric Mar, District 1
-Nate Albee, Legislative Aide for Supervisor David Campos
-Emily Lee, SF Rising Action Fund
-Maria Zamudio, Causa Justa :: Just Cause

Moderated by Dyan Ruiz, [people. power. media].

We need to face new political realities and change longstanding practices to win a progressive agenda in 2015 and beyond. In its first forum of the year, UrbanIDEA will look at the paradigm shifts currently taking place in the San Francisco constituency and new strategies to win big– for the 2015 election, for base building, and for long-term movements!

Info / Details / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/596784993789244/?unit_ref=suggested_events

F 26, Thursday, 7:00pm REEL BAD ARABS: How Hollywood Vilifies a People –film; Followed By Panel:
CHALLENGING ISLAMOPHOBIA & ANTI-ARAB RACISM” –Led by Arab Women Educator/Activists!

La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave. (near Ashby BART)
Berkeley

Tickets $10 – $15 sliding scale, benefit for children in Palestine.
La Pena box office opens 6:30pm

Featuring acclaimed author Dr. Jack Shaheen, REEL BAD ARABS explores a long line of degrading images of Arabs–from Bedouin bandits and submissive maidens to sinister sheikhs and gun-wielding “terrorists”–along the way offering devastating insights into the origin of these stereotypic images, their development at key points in US history, and why they matter so much today.

PANEL of EDUCATOR/ACTIVISTS

Lara Kiswani is Palestinian born and raised in the Bay Area. She is an active organizer around war, militarism, Arab feminisms, Palestine and immigrant rights. Lara cofounded Students for Justice in Palestine at UC Davis and has a Masters in Education with an emphasis on equity and social justice. She is executive director of the Arab Resource & Organizing Center.

Dr. Samia Shoman is a Palestinian-American born and raised in California; her family is from Beit Hanina in Palestine. Her dissertation focused on Palestinian- and Arab-American activism in relation to the Palestinian cause. She has taught at San Francisco State and currently teaches World History at Hillsdale High School.

Rama Ali Kased is Palestinian, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently a program director and faculty member at SF State University, in the Department of Health Education. She also holds a doctorate degree in educational leadership with a focus on equity and social justice, and her research interests include critical pedagogy, critical race theory and community health and well-being. She also provides leadership and base building trainings, as well as curriculum campaign and development support for community-based organizations in the Bay Area and in New York City.

Elsadig Elsheikh (Moderator) directs the global justice program at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. He previously worked at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University and was associate editor of Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary in Global Contexts. Elsadig holds dual Masters degrees.

Host: Middle East Children’s Alliance
For info: 510-548-0542, meca@mecaforpeace.org
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/701734986609893/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Friday, February 27

F 27, Friday, 6:30pm, Sensible Cinema Film: “FRUITVALE STATION”

Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin St @ Geary Blvd
SF

Commemorating African American History Month. Fruitvale Station, a ture story follows Oscar Grant on the eve of his last day of life, December 31, 2009.

Sponsored by: UU-UNO & Gree Committee and co-sponsored by Stop Mass Incarceration Bay Area
Indo: Melvin: 415-539-6284
F 27, Friday, 6:30pm, SFSU Labor Archives Program: From Coveralls to Zoot Suits

ILWU, Ship Clerks Local 34
4 Berry St., SF
On the Embarcadero at 2nd and King Streets
Next to Giants Stadium

6:30PM Refreshments
7:30PM-9PM Program
Featuring guest speakers Elizabeth Escobedo, author of From Coveralls to Zoot Suits: The Lives of Mexican American Women on the World War II Home Front, and Rosie the Riveter Park Ranger Betty Soskin, who worked in the administrative offices of the black auxiliary boilermakers’ union in the Bay Area shipyards during the war. The event is free and open to the public.
Info: Jobs with Justice

Saturday, February 28

F 28, Saturday, 12 Noon How Single Payer Healthcare Would Save US $375 Billion a Year

518 Valencia, SF (one block from 16th St BART),
SF

Speaker:
James G. Kahn, M.D., MPH – senior author of the study and a researcher at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California at San Francisco. He is also a member of the California chapter of Physicians for a National Health Plan.
Kahn says “We could provide everyone with good care and remove the complex and onerous cost-sharing that we have in the current system”.
In 2013, the United States spent a total of $471 billion in medical billing paperwork and insurance-related red tape. A single-payer system would eliminate 80 percent of that cost.
The report can be linked at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/14/556
Sponsored by Single Payer Now.
For more information, call 415-695-7891 or www.singlepayernow.net
F 28, Saturday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, The 4th ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER FOR THE 99 PERCENTCoalition

First Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin Street, corner Geary Blvd
San Francisco

Fundraiser
Donation $20 – No one turned away for lack of funds! – Wheelchair accessible
features a delicious dinner, and this program:
• John A. Powell, UC Berkeley Professor of Law and African American studies speaking on aspects of the Black Lives Matter movement;
• Tom Ammiano, former San Francisco State Assemblyman and political commentator;
Janet Weil, CODEPINK, Mistress of Ceremonies; and
• Local Activist Awards will be presented to those working for racial and economic justice, civil liberties and the rights of the earth: Gloria La Riva, Tim Redmond, Nadia Kayyali and Larry Danos.
! Tickets: spaghettidinner99.brownpapertickets.com or call 415-595-7306
More Info at: http://sf99percent.org/

F 28, Saturday, 7:30pm, Hell Fire: Lockheed Martin and the Weapon Industry Go to Gaza

Vallombrosa Retreat Center
250 Oak Grove Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025

What is the role played by military industries in the Israeli siege and attacks on Gaza? By Lockheed Martin? What does the US military aid to Israel actually support? This presentation contains new information about the new AFSC Campaign in Jerusalem, targeting the US/Israel military industrial complex.

Speaker:
Dalit Baum, Ph.D., is the co-founder of Who Profits from the Occupation, and of the Coalition of Women for Peace in Israel. Dalit is a feminist scholar and teacher, who has been teaching about militarism and about the global economy from a feminist perspective in Israeli and American universities. (See FB info for more details)

Sponsor: Pacific Life Community
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449289615293474/?ref=23&source=1

Sunday, March 1

M 1, Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, HAITI: RESISTANCE and SOLIDARITY -5 Years After the Earthquake; 11 Years After the Coup

Humanist Hall
390 – 27th Street
Oakland

Speakers:

Pierre Labossiere, Haiti Action Committee
Lara Kiswani, Arab Resource and Organizing Center
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
Join Haiti Action Committee on the 11th anniversary of the US-backed 2004 coup that overthrew democracy in Haiti.
While the US/UN occupation continues to impose President Martelly’s dictatorship, popular resistance in Haiti grows.
A two-day general strike recently paralyzed Port-au-Prince and many other cities. The popular movements are striking to demand that the entire Martelly government resign. They’re also protesting governmental repression and corruption. Haiti faces a constitutional and profound political crisis.
Sponsor: Haiti Action Committee
Info: www.haitisolidarity.net

Monday, March 2

M 2, Monday, 5:30pm – 8:00pm, Rally & Community Meeting on the Environmental Impact of Building a New SF Jail

The Community Assessment and Service Center (CASC)
654 – 6th Street
SF

from 6-8pm, Sheriff Mirkarimi and staff from the Department of Public Works will be hosting a public meeting on the environmental impact of the $278 million dollar jail plan.

You are invited to attend a public meeting hosted by San Francisco Public Works and the San Francisco Sheriffs Department regarding the environmental review process for the proposed new jail.

The new Rehabilitation Detention Facility (RDF) will replace County Jails #3 and #4, currently located on the 6th and 7th floors of the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant Street.

Plan on joining us at 5:30pm at the CASC for a rally before the 6pm meeting. Bring banners and signs and your best examples of the environmental impacts that jail and incarceration has on your life and community.

San Francisco needs real solutions to public safety, housing, jobs, education, mental health care, not more of the same failed policies that harm our community. Justice is won when we build a future of opportunity for everyone, not more jails.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/709825332465812/

Tuesday, March 3

M 3, Tuesday, 5:00pm, Protest War Criminal Netanyahu’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress (OccupySF Action Council has Endorsed)

Israel Consulate (outside)
456 Montgomery
SF

Protest War Criminal Netanyahu’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress
– No to War Criminal Netanyahu
– No New War on Iran
– End the Colonial Occupation of Palestine
– End U.S. Aid to Israel!

Call 415-821-6545 or email answer@answersf.org to add your group or organization to the endorsers list.

Israeli prime minister and notorious war criminal Binyamin Netanyahu will be addressing a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, March 3. Netanyahu has presided over many massacres of Palestinians, the latest in Gaza last summer that killed more than 2,100 women, men and children, wounded more than 10,000, and left hundreds of thousands homeless. The massive theft of and settlement on Palestinian land in the West Bank continues every day. Much of this death, destruction and dispossession is paid for by our tax dollars, billions of which flow to Israel every year.
The invitation to Netanyahu – made by House Speaker John Boehner – is an outrage that should be protested and rejected by all people who stand for justice. Many organizations will be joining together in protest outside the Capitol Building in Washington DC

Boehner specifically invited the anti-Iranian Netanyahu to lecture Congress on the so-called “danger” from Iran and in support of imposing even tighter sanctions on that country. The aim is to derail the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program which are at a critical stage.

Sponsoring organizations: ANSWER Coalition, Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), Occupy SF Action Council, WORD-Women Organized to Resist and Defend, World Can’t Wait

Info / Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/307755799433593/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Monday, March 2 – Wednesday March 4

M 2 Monday – March 4 Wednesday, MOBILIZATION TO #SHUTDOWNREMAX CONVENTION; STOP RE/MAX’s Settlement Profiteering
(OccupySF Action Council has Endorsed)

Outside RE/MAX R4 Convention Mandalay Bay Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada

American-based corporation RE/MAX is profiting off of and selling Jewish-only settlement apartments and homes in the West Bank on stolen Palestinian land! BDS Now!

As part of the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment movement against the Israeli Occupation, Boycott RE/MAX: No Open House on Stolen Land campaign is having a national mobilization to the RE/MAX R4 Convention to protest RE/MAX’s selling of stolen Palestinian land in the West Bank.

The mobilization will target the RE/MAX R4 Convention, the largest annual gathering with over 6,000 RE/MAX representatives in attendance from more than 60 countries around the world. We will be staging a three day presence outside the event which includes speakers like top RE/MAX executives, Peyton Manning, and even a performance by Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.

Actions will include direct action on the Vegas Strip, vigils, workshops and community-building spaces on BDS, Palestine solidarity, and ending US complicity in the Israeli Occupation. RE/MAX is directly and knowingly profiting off of settler-colonialism and we are going to #ShutDown settlement sales!

Learn more & Register HERE: http://www.boycottremax.org/shutdownremaxconvention

–Travel caravans are being organized from the Bay Area and Los Angeles in California with a limited number of accommodations available on a first come, first serve basis.
–If you are a student, we are available to write to participants’ institutions to allow for time off.
-Many of us will be joining the CODEPINK #ShutDownCreech action to stop drone killings at Creech airforce base. Find more info here:http://www.codepink.org/shut_down_remax_creech_event
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/867315986659434/
Contact: Sophia Armen, NoOpenHouse@codepink.org, 818-827-4320
Learn more about the Boycott Re/MAX campaign: www.boycottremax.org

Wednesday March 4 – Friday March 6

March 4, Wednesday, – March 6, Friday – SHUT DOWN CREECH…..Mass Mobilization to Stop Drone Wars! (OccupySF Action Endorsed)
Creech AFB
Indian Springs, NV

A Convergence For Peace in the Nevada Desert
RSVP now – see info below!

Call is for a national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan,Yemen, Somalia and everywhere. CODEPINK will hold vigils daily on March 2nd and 3rd, prior to the official beginning of this Creech Convergence For Peace and welcomes everyone to join them.

In 2005, Creech Air Force Base secretly became the first U.S. base in the country to carry out illegal, remotely controlled assassinations using the MQ-1 Predator drones, and in 2006, the more advanced Reaper drones were added to its arsenal. Creech drone personnel sit behind computers in the desert north of Las Vegas and kill “suspects” thousands of miles away. Recent independent research indicates that the identity of only one out of 28 victims of U.S. drone strikes is known beforehand. Though officials deny it, the majority killed by drones are civilians. In 2014, it was leaked that the CIA’s criminal drone assassination program, officially a separate operation from the Air Force’s, has been piloted all along by Creech’s super-secret Squadron 17.

Since 2009 dozens of activists have been arrested for allegedly trespassing at Creech, in attempts to stop the indiscriminate killing and burning of innocent people by drones.

The US drone program is rapidly proliferating as air bases are being converted to drone bases across the U.S. and abroad, but Creech remains the primary air base in U.S. state-sponsored global terrorism. Creech is where the killer drone program started–it is where we shall end it.

We must put an end to this desecration of our Mother Earth and all creatures who inhabit it.
We must put an end to the dehumanization of lives from Ferguson to Palestine to Pakistan.
We must close all foreign U.S. military bases. Money for human needs.
We must put an end to drone warfare, drone surveillance and global militarization.

Sponsores: CODEPINK: Women for Peace, Nevada Desert Experience , Veterans For Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Voices for Creative Nonviolence!

Info & Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1525740921010540

Website: http://shutdowncreech.blogspot.com

Wednesday, March 4

M 4, Wednesday, 5:45pm, MARCH 4th on MAXIMUS :: We Demand Affordable Housing not meager “community benefits”

Laborers Local 261 Union Hall
3271 – 18th Street @ Shotwell
SF

On March 4th we will march into Maximus’s public meeting. We will demand truly affordable housing for our community not monster luxury towers and meager “community benefits.”

Please join the PLAZA 16 COALITION, CALLE 24 LATINO CULTURAL DISTRICT, OUR MISSION NO EVICTION, and the LATINO DEMOCRATIC CLUB in this action to stop the monster luxury development at 16th and Mission.

Sponsor: The Plaza 16 Coalition / La Plaza 16 Coalición and many more!

Info:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1564414137148172

Thursday, March 5

M 5, Thursday, 5:00pm, ¡Chávez Vive en el Pueblo! Rally for Venezuela – Rally

24th & Mission Sts.
SF

in Solidarity with Venezuela’s
Bolivarian Revolution

On the 2nd Anniversary of Hugo Chávez’s death, we celebrate his legacy, embodied in the people and their struggle

Sponsors: Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition. Endorsed by ANSWER Coalition, SOA Watch-San Francisco; FMLN-Nor. California; FSLN-Nor. California; Haiti Action Committee; Hondurenos en Resistencia del Norte de California; Task Force on the Americas; Nicaragua Center for Community Action; Party for Socialism and Liberation; Workers World Party

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/909692979054586

Saturday, March 7

M 7, Saturday, 9:00am – 7:00pm, 30th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference

Wheeler Hall
UC Berkeley
Berkeley

Registration is now open for EWOCC 2015! Early bird tickets are available until March 1, 2015. Go to ewocc.wordpress.com/registration to secure a spot now! RSVPing here does not count as registration.

About EWOCC 2015: Reflecting on the enduring racism of the criminal justice system in the wake of nationwide protests for Trayvon Martin, black trans activist CeCe McDonald wrote, “I feel a revolution is amongst us, and I know that there is no better time than now.” Inspired by CeCe’s words, our 2015 gathering will focus on how women of color around the world unevenly experience, navigate, and contest overlapping forms of state-sanctioned violence, including but not limited to: anti-black racism, transphobia, police brutality, incarceration, deportation, Islamophobia, systemic poverty and economic imperialism, settler occupation, and war. By thinking about state-sanctioned violence in intersectional and transnational terms, we hope to share our respective histories, compare political frameworks, exchange strategies and tactics of resistance, and identify opportunities for collective action. Together, we hope to explore approaches to solidarity building that emphasize our collective strength without conflating or equating our struggles. We are interested in what solidarity at this moment looks like, how we can build it, and what its possibilities and limitations are. Finally, this year’s conference will explore how social movements are mobilizing love as a critical resource for dismantling structures of violence and inequality and for thinking and enacting a more just world.

FEATURING KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Favianna Rodriguez, CeCe McDonald, and Corrina Gould
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY Chhoti Maa, Coco Peila, Sarah Adebibe O’Neal, Dom Jones, DíaPa’Son, and Turtle Women Rising
AND WORKSHOPS BY MEMBERS OF Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, The BlackOut Collective, Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)- حركة الشباب الفلسطيني, Critical Resistance, Black Women Birthing Justice, Af3irm SF/Bay Area, 67 Sueños, and more!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/431103117066894

Sunday, March 8

M 8, Sunday, 2:00pm, Still Fighting for Our Rights & Equality

24th Street & Mission Street
SF

This International Women’s Day we will be joining in the streets with women all around the world who are marching to demand their rights.

We will be out to stand against violence against women in all forms. Against the growing number of killings of transwomen, against police brutality, against racism, street harassment, domestic violence and more. We will be coming out as we struggle to support ourselves and our families in the face of ever increasing evictions and gentrification.
We march to stand in solidarity with our sisters around the world who are fighting back as well.

We are marching to demand equality and our right to dignified lives.

Sponsor: Women Organized to Resist and Defend (WORD)
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/829825263719996

M 8 Sunday, No Justice No Service: Bay Area Art & Education Justice Festival

The Lab
2948 16th St.
SF

Join local artists, educators, unions, activists and workers to celebrate the recent excitement and organizing success of Adjuncts at SFAI, CCA, St. Mary’s College, Mills, Dominican University!

Performances! Installations! Speak-outs! Readings! Food! Art! Books! Socializing! Community-building!
ALL in support of low-wage precarious workers including Adjuncts, Students, Food-service Workers, Artists, Temporary Part Time Workers and the Fight for 15 campaign!

No Justice No Service is inspired by the solidarity building event, Art, Education Justice! Held in Los Angeles last Fall.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1576977432546361

21
Feb

Protest at CCSF – Ocean Campust 2/23/2015

Protest at CCSF Ocean Campus

Wellness Center, room 103

Monday, February 23, 2015

10:30 am – Noon

Protest Chancellor Brice Harris (community colleges Board of Governors) visit to CCSF to annoounce new STWEP!. We want our democratically elected Board of Trustees back!

The Board of Governors appointed a Special Trustee with Extraordinary Powers (STWEP) and removed CCSF’s elected board based on the ACCJC decision to terminate CCSF’s accreditation.The Superior Court of California has ruled that this termination decision was based on illegal processes.

No other California community college requires their elected trustees to undergo training before they assume their voter-given powers.

The full empowerment of the democratically elected Board of Trustees is crucial for the well-being and future of the school and its tens of thousands of students.
Info:

afisher800@gmail.com

20
Feb

Meeting Reminder / Announcements 2/20/2014

Occupy SF

~ ACTION COUNCIL ~

Next Meeting

Sunday, February 22, 2015

2:00pm – 4:00pm

UNITE / HERE (Local 2)

215 Golden Gate Ave

(Nr. Civic Center BART)

San Francisco

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Reminder: CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE –

TOLL FREE ~1-888-966-9836

NO TO FAST TRACK

NO TO TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY

For the

TPP

 

Friday, February 20

F 20, Friday, 10:00am – 12Noon, An Intimate Conversation with a Revolutionary Scholar: Dr. Frank Wilderson (Black History Month)

Merritt College Room A206

Dr. Wilderson was one of only two African Americans who served in the Black underground military wing of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. Come join us in this intimate setting to hear about why Ferguson keeps on happening, and figure out what needs to be done about it!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/723590591093199/?unit_ref=related_events

F 20, Friday, 12 Noon – 1:15pm, No Fast Track for TPP (Santa Cruz / Monterey area)

Rep. Sam Farr’s office
701 Ocean St
Santa Cruz

Protect our Climate, our Jobs and our Health!

The Trans Pacific Partnership endangers our climate, our jobs, our health, and our democracy. What is there to think about? This is a bad deal for our country but Representative Sam Farr could decide to vote yes on FAST TRACK authority to pass this disastrous free trade agreement.

We need to urge Rep. Farr to speak out against this corporate power grab, which has little to do with trade!

Fast Track or Trade Promotion Authority will erase Congressional authority and oversight for this massive trade agreement. We can stop it from happening, but we need to SPEAK UP!

Hosted by Sierra Club, Monterey Bay Labor Council and Citizens Trade Campaign.

Info: xiomara@citizenstrade.org, 510-701-279

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/350133588505753/

 

F 20, Friday, 12 Noon – 1:30pm, March for Net Neutrality – “”#Don’t Block My Internet Rally” Berkeley

Comcast Retail Store (march begins here)
1936 University Ave.
Berkeley

The Media Action Grassroots Network is leading a march for Net Neutrality in Berkeley outside of AT&T, Verizon and Comcast stores. This is a critical opportunity to stand up to Big Telecom

Earlier this month, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed reclassifying access to broadband under Title II, the only real protection against a full-scale corporate takeover of the Internet.1

The FCC will vote on Chairman Wheeler’s proposed rules on February 26. Between now and then, telecom lobbyists are going to do everything in their power to pressure the FCC to water down the rules.

Info / RSVP http://www.eventbrite.com/e/dontblockmyinternet-rally-in-berkeley-tickets-15749999673

Saturday, February 21

F 21, Saturday, 10:00am, MARCH FOR YUVETTE – Speakout / Rally / March

Emeryville Police Dept.
2449 Powell St.
Everyville

On Tuesday, February 3, 38 year-old mother of two Yuvette Henderson was gunned down by the Emeryville Police Department.

Her crime? Allegedly shoplifting from Home Depot.

Our Demands Include

– Release of the video tapes that show the shooting of Yuvette Henderson
– Leave without pay for the officers involved while they are being investigated and ultimately their termination from EPD
– The immediate return or destruction of all military styled weapons and accessories by OPD and EPD
– An explanation for what happen to Yuvette inside of the Home Depot and why she never saw the paramedics

#endpoliceterror
#aptp
#justiceforyuvette

Sponsor: Anti Police-Terror Project

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/781483978596409/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

F 21, Saturday, 11:45am – Support the USW Pickets at Tesoro Refinery (Tesoro Strike)

Meet at Omni (for carpooling)
4799 Shattuck
Oakland

Strike Debt Bay Area members are going to join the USW pickets at the Tesoro refinery on Saturday, February 21. Community support is crucial. Jeffrey will give 3 rides round trip.

F 21, Saturday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm Dance Party Celebrating SFCLT Newest Members & Tenants Saved From Eviction

International Hotel Manilatown Center
868 Kearny St.
San Francisco

~ Saving Tenants From Eviction One Property At A Time ~
Manilatown Center is hosting a social dance party as well as celebrating SFCLT’s newest property – 151 Duboce Avenue

Meet the residents and community partners who helped preserve this property as permanently affordable!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1548953118692415/

F 21, Saturday, 6:00pm, A Call to Action – END THE SEIGE on BLACK LIVES

Rafiki Wellness Center
601 Cesar Chavez St., (Between 3rd St. & Pier 80. 3 blocks from T-Muni 3rd and Marin stop)
San Francisco

For a shuttle from 3rd St. to the Center, call 415-730-2917

Black History Month Community Meeting: End the Siege on Black Lives
Come strategize around critical issues of race and resistance. Dynamic speakers will kick off an open conversation on how to sustain the movement against police violence and address poverty, jobs, gentrification, and schools. Speakers: Duciana Thomas, co-convener of “Sisterhood and Solidarity”, a discussion group on multi-racial organizing, and Steena Wright with the Black Woman Coalition at Mills College.

Home-cooked dinner served at 8pm for an $8 donation
Door donation $2 (work exchanges and sliding scale available, no one turned away for lack of funds)

On-site childcare provided. To arrange childcare or work exchanges, call two days ahead.

Sponsored by Bay Area Comrades of Color Caucus of Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist PartyFor more info: call 415-864-1278 or email baRadicalWomen@earthlink.net or baFSP@earthlink.net

F21 Saturday, 7:00pm 50 Year Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Malcolm X: Bay Area Unity Vigil

Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC)
1433 Madison St.
Oakland

In affiliation with X Legacy,LLC, the official foundation for the family of Malcolm X,

This program will feature short speeches from the different leaders and members of the diverse religious communities of the Bay Area. The program will also be filled with Prayers and Poetry as a way of honoring Malcolm’s sacrifice for Human Rights.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/723099431140519/?unit_ref=related_events

Sunday, February 22

F 22, Sunday, 12 Noon, #OurThreeWinners – Special Project Feed Event

Islamic Society of San Francisco
20 Jones St.
SF

Special event in honor of #OurThreeWinners. We will be celebrating the lives of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, and Razan Abu-Salha by feeding the homeless as they did.

We intend to make and distribute at least 300 meals for the homeless insha’Allah. We will also be distributing toothbrushes in honor of the work they were doing to make dental supplies accessible to those in need.

You can assist us in a number of ways:

1) attend the event and invite others as well

2) make a financial contribution to help fund the meals for the homeless. To do this, contact Fizaa Ahmed at fizaa.ahmed@gmail.com

3) keep #OurThreeWinners and their families in your duas and prayers

#ChapelHillShooting
#OurThreeWinners
#FeedTheirLegacy

Hosted by: Hosted by Zahra Billoo & Others

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/838978539477141/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

F 22, Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:30pm, Memorial to Tamir Rice and all Lives Stolen by Law Enforcement – Speak-out and March

Oscar Grant Corner
14th & Broadway
Oakland

On Saturday afternoon, November 22, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was hanging out with friends around the Cudell Recreation Center, near his elementary school, in Cleveland.

He was playing on a playground. Like millions of kids do all the time in yards and playgrounds, Tamir Rice was goofing around, twirling a toy gun.
Tamir Rice was Black. And now he’s dead. Another Black person murdered at the hands of the police.

What happened was caught on video. Watch it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhVewrqGFRw

NO MORE to police patrolling our communities like occupying armies and gunning down our children playing with toy guns, whether it is 12 year old Tamir Rice in Cleveland or 13 year old Andy Lopez in Santa Rosa.

We invite all friends and family members to represent for their loved ones murdered by police.
We invite all people who are particularly targeted and abused in this system – Black and Brown people, immigrants and Moslems, women and LGBT people, or those who are mentally ill.
We invite teachers and students, and religious people of all faiths who believe that all children’s lives are precious.

Sponsor: Stop Mass Incarceration

Info: StopMassIncerationBayArea@gmail.com

 

F 22, Sunday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, 6th Open Circle ~Connect & Collaborate on Ending Police Brutality, Systemic Racism, and Disenfranchisement of Black People and People of Color

Omni Oakland Commons
4799 Shattuck
Oakland

Meeting will start off with a potluck at 3:00 pm followed by the Open Circle at 3:45 pm. Please bring a dish or snacks to share!

Open circle will begin with report backs and announcements of upcoming actions followed by reflection and dialogue around the current state and thoughts or approaches on how to effect change.

We will end with breakout group topics and time to connect with folks with similar interests. Some great affinity groups have formed out of the breakout groups segment. Solidarity is afoot so bring your ideas!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/842334452479464

Monday, February 23

F 23, Monday, 1:40pm Food Fight: The Legal Battle over GMO’s.

UC Hastings
200 McAllister St
SF

(This is a free event, but RSVP is encouraged)

Event Description:
Symposium, ARC–1:40pm-4:30pm Reception, Skyroom–4:30pm-7:30pm Legislatures, agencies, non-profit organizations, farmers, and corporations have fought intense political and legal battles over the growth and sale of GMO foods for decades. Speakers will discuss the science, policy, and law behind this debate, exploring both its limits and uncertain future. Panelists will discuss the policy and law involved with GMO labeling and the recent push to pass anti-GMO zoning ordinances. This symposium will offer CLE credits (CLE application pending). Reception to follow in the Skyroom from 4:30 to 7:30. The reception will feature live acoustic music from Diana Gamera, food, and drinks.
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Speakers:
Alma Piñeyro, a geneticist at U.C. Berkeley who studies genetically engineered foods, will introduce the science behind the creation and modification of GMOs.

Miguel Robles will talk about the policy reasons behind banning GMO crops, and he will describe his work in this field and provide a legislative update.

Catherine Engberg, a land use attorney from from Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger, will discuss the law behind local land use initiatives to ban or limit GMO crops

Rebecca Spector, the Director of the Center for Food Safety, will provide a general discussion of the policy reasons behind GMO labeling, including CFS’s efforts in this field, and a legislative update

Marsha Cohen, a U.C. Hastings law professor who teaches Food and Drug Law, will discuss her experience in this field and the federal legal and regulatory tools available to the FDA and USDA regulate labeling

Tom Benningson, a co-founder of the Public Good Law Center, will discuss constitutional issues involved with the regulation of “commercial speech,” as well as false advertising claims.

Sponsor: BioSafety Alliance

Info / Scheudle: https://www.facebook.com/events/1601583300071163/

To RSVP and for more information, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-fight-the-legal-battle-over-gmo-products-tickets-15641776976

 

F 23, 4:00pm Join Students from the Performing Arts Education Club in a performance/protest (every Monday while school is in session)

CCSF – Ocean Campus
Conlan Hall
SF

Join the “PAE Club Rehearsal Hall”
Come to Conlan at 3:45 to get the texts of the songs in the Agrella Songbook.

The PAEC stands in solidarity with Civic Center, ESL, Non-Credit, Diversity Collaborative, Faculty Contracts, Ethnic Studies and LGBT Studies under attack by this hostile administration, trying to permanently downsize our CCSF mission

Demo last about 30 min. Info CCSF Coalition.

F 23, Monday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, OccupyForum Presents: Resilience Resources in the face of “Slow Violence” and “Enduring Emergencies” A Dialogue with Dennis rivers, Writer, Activist & Communication Skills Trainer

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

Many of the problems that we face are going to unfold over decades or even centuries, for example, climate change and radioactive contamination. But our models of political mobilization and participation are often models more of the hundred-yard dash than of the marathon. In this dialogue and discussion, writer and activist Dennis Rivers will explore ideas about resilience drawn from the work of eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, communication skills trainer Marshall Rosenberg, and the Appreciative Inquiry school of organizational development consulting

Resilience studies focus on how people mobilize new inner resources to overcome seemingly impossible obstacles.

Dennis Rivers is a long time antinuclear activist, nonviolence trainer, communication skills coach/author, and Internet publisher. In 1978 he was arrested for the felonious planting of wildflowers on a nuclear reactor site, and has been continuously involved in political protest and social change movements ever since. In the mid-1970s Dennis trained for the Unitarian ministry, but found it impossible to fit into the social role of a parish minister, and instead became a nonviolence trainer and informal chaplain for antinuclear and antiwar groups in the 1970s and 1980s. Dennis studied with Marshall Rosenberg in the 1980s, and with Joanna Macy from the 1990s to the present time.

Wednesday, February 25

F 25, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm CODEPINK’S Weekly PEACE VIGIL

Montgomery and Market
(on the steps facing Market below Feinstein’s office,
directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station)
SF

JOIN CODEPINK, WORLD CAN’T WAIT, OCCUPY SF Action Council

and others at the huge PEACE banner

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

Additional signs and flyers provided.

No to WAR!

NO to DRONES!

Stand (or sit) with us

Everyone welcome!

See Upcoming Drone Actions at Creech AFB – NV below for March 4th – 6th.

Thursday, February 26

F 26, Thursday, 5:00pm-6:00pm, RALLY IN FRONT OF GOOGLE TO DELIVER THE PETITION AGAINST THE EVICTION OF 812 GUERRERO

Google San Francisco
345 Spear St,
San Francisco,

We, the tenants at 812 Guerrero, have been fighting our Ellis Act eviction by Google lawyer Jack Halprin for one year now. Join us as we deliver a petition with over 1,500 signatures to Google’s San Francisco office.

Join us to demand the eviction be rescinded and we be allowed to stay in our home and community.

Now is the time to make a stand. Google states that as a corporation, “We care about the communities where we live and work.” If so, how is that they are permitting their head of e-Discovery to evict two teachers, an artist, a three-year-old, a cab driver, and a woman with disabilities who have all shared a community at 812 Guerrero for years.

Petition, if you wish to sign:

https://www.change.org/p/google-don-t-let-a-google-lawyer-evict-us-for-his-personal-gain

Sponsor: Eviction Free San Francisco

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/619565344841794/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

F 26, Thursday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, How We Win: 2015 and Beyond

Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission St,
San Francisco,

A free UrbanIDEA forum with:

-Corey Cook, University of San Francisco
-Supervisor Eric Mar, District 1
-Nate Albee, Legislative Aide for Supervisor David Campos
-Emily Lee, SF Rising Action Fund
-Maria Zamudio, Causa Justa :: Just Cause

Moderated by Dyan Ruiz, [people. power. media].

We need to face new political realities and change longstanding practices to win a progressive agenda in 2015 and beyond. In its first forum of the year, UrbanIDEA will look at the paradigm shifts currently taking place in the San Francisco constituency and new strategies to win big– for the 2015 election, for base building, and for long-term movements!

Info / Details / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/596784993789244/?unit_ref=suggested_events

F 26, Thursday, 7:00pm REEL BAD ARABS: How Hollywood Vilifies a People –film; Followed By Panel:

CHALLENGING ISLAMOPHOBIA & ANTI-ARAB RACISM” –Led by Arab Women Educator/Activists!

La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave. (near Ashby BART)
Berkeley

Host: Middle East Children’s Alliance

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/701734986609893/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Saturday, February 28

F 28, Saturday, 12 Noon How Single Payer Healthcare Would Save US $375 Billion a Year

518 Valencia, SF (one block from 16th St BART), SF

Speaker:

James G. Kahn, M.D., MPH – senior author of the study and a researcher at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California at San Francisco. He is also a member of the California chapter of Physicians for a National Health Plan.

Kahn says “We could provide everyone with good care and remove the complex and onerous cost-sharing that we have in the current system”.

In 2013, the United States spent a total of $471 billion in medical billing paperwork and insurance-related red tape. A single-payer system would eliminate 80 percent of that cost.

The report can be linked at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/14/556

Sponsored by Single Payer Now.

For more information, call 415-695-7891 or www.singlepayernow.net

 

F 28, Saturday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, The 4th ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER FOR THE 99 PERCENTCoalition

First Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin Street, corner Geary Blvd
San Francisco

Fundraiser

Donation $20 – No one turned away for lack of funds! – Wheelchair accessible

features a delicious dinner, and this program:

John A. Powell, UC Berkeley Professor of Law and African American studies speaking on aspects of the Black Lives Matter movement;
Tom Ammiano, former San Francisco State Assemblyman and political commentator;
Janet Weil, CODEPINK, Mistress of Ceremonies; and
Local Activist Awards will be presented to those working for racial and economic justice, civil liberties and the rights of the earth: Gloria La Riva, Tim Redmond, Nadia Kayyali and Larry Danos.
! Tickets: spaghettidinner99.brownpapertickets.com or call 415-595-7306

More Info at: http://sf99percent.org/

F 28, Saturday, 7:30pm, Hell Fire: Lockheed Martin and the Weapon Industry Go to Gaza

Vallombrosa Retreat Center
250 Oak Grove Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025

What is the role played by military industries in the Israeli siege and attacks on Gaza? By Lockheed Martin? What does the US military aid to Israel actually support? This presentation contains new information about the new AFSC Campaign in Jerusalem, targeting the US/Israel military industrial complex.

Speaker:

Dalit Baum, Ph.D., is the co-founder of Who Profits from the Occupation, and of the Coalition of Women for Peace in Israel. Dalit is a feminist scholar and teacher, who has been teaching about militarism and about the global economy from a feminist perspective in Israeli and American universities. (See FB info for more details)

Sponsor: Pacific Life Community

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1449289615293474/?ref=23&source=1

Sunday, March 1

M 1, Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, HAITI: RESISTANCE and SOLIDARITY -5 Years After the Earthquake; 11 Years After the Coup

Humanist Hall
390 – 27th Street
Oakland

Speakers:

Pierre Labossiere, Haiti Action Committee
Lara Kiswani, Arab Resource and Organizing Center

Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

Join Haiti Action Committee on the 11th anniversary of the US-backed 2004 coup that overthrew democracy in Haiti.

While the US/UN occupation continues to impose President Martelly’s dictatorship, popular resistance in Haiti grows.

A two-day general strike recently paralyzed Port-au-Prince and many other cities. The popular movements are striking to demand that the entire Martelly government resign. They’re also protesting governmental repression and corruption. Haiti faces a constitutional and profound political crisis.

Sponsor: Haiti Action Committee

Info: www.haitisolidarity.net

Tuesday, March 3

M 3, Tuesday, 5:00pm, Protest War Criminal Netanyahu’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress (OccupySF Action Council has Endorsed)

Israel Consulate (outside)
456 Montgomery
SF

Protest War Criminal Netanyahu’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress
– No to War Criminal Netanyahu
– No New War on Iran
– End the Colonial Occupation of Palestine
– End U.S. Aid to Israel!

Call 415-821-6545 or email answer@answersf.org to add your group or organization to the endorsers list.

Israeli prime minister and notorious war criminal Binyamin Netanyahu will be addressing a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, March 3. Netanyahu has presided over many massacres of Palestinians, the latest in Gaza last summer that killed more than 2,100 women, men and children, wounded more than 10,000, and left hundreds of thousands homeless. The massive theft of and settlement on Palestinian land in the West Bank continues every day. Much of this death, destruction and dispossession is paid for by our tax dollars, billions of which flow to Israel every year.
The invitation to Netanyahu – made by House Speaker John Boehner – is an outrage that should be protested and rejected by all people who stand for justice. Many organizations will be joining together in protest outside the Capitol Building in Washington DC

Boehner specifically invited the anti-Iranian Netanyahu to lecture Congress on the so-called “danger” from Iran and in support of imposing even tighter sanctions on that country. The aim is to derail the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program which are at a critical stage.

Sponsoring organizations: ANSWER Coalition, Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), Occupy SF Action Council, WORD-Women Organized to Resist and Defend, World Can’t Wait

Info / Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/307755799433593/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Monday, March 2 – Wednesday March 4

M 2 Monday – March 4 Wednesday, MOBILIZATION TO #SHUTDOWNREMAX CONVENTION; STOP RE/MAX’s Settlement Profiteering   (OccupySF Action Council has Endorsed)

Outside RE/MAX R4 Convention Mandalay Bay Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada

American-based corporation RE/MAX is profiting off of and selling Jewish-only settlement apartments and homes in the West Bank on stolen Palestinian land! BDS Now!

As part of the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment movement against the Israeli Occupation, Boycott RE/MAX: No Open House on Stolen Land campaign is having a national mobilization to the RE/MAX R4 Convention to protest RE/MAX’s selling of stolen Palestinian land in the West Bank.

The mobilization will target the RE/MAX R4 Convention, the largest annual gathering with over 6,000 RE/MAX representatives in attendance from more than 60 countries around the world. We will be staging a three day presence outside the event which includes speakers like top RE/MAX executives, Peyton Manning, and even a performance by Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.

Actions will include direct action on the Vegas Strip, vigils, workshops and community-building spaces on BDS, Palestine solidarity, and ending US complicity in the Israeli Occupation. RE/MAX is directly and knowingly profiting off of settler-colonialism and we are going to #ShutDown settlement sales!

Learn more & Register HERE: http://www.boycottremax.org/shutdownremaxconvention

–Travel caravans are being organized from the Bay Area and Los Angeles in California with a limited number of accommodations available on a first come, first serve basis.

–If you are a student, we are available to write to participants’ institutions to allow for time off.

-Many of us will be joining the CODEPINK #ShutDownCreech action to stop drone killings at Creech airforce base. Find more info here:http://www.codepink.org/shut_down_remax_creech_event
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/867315986659434/

Contact: Sophia Armen, NoOpenHouse@codepink.org, 818-827-4320

Learn more about the Boycott Re/MAX campaign: www.boycottremax.org

Wednesday March 4 – Friday March 6
March 4, Wednesday, – March 6, Friday – SHUT DOWN CREECH…..Mass Mobilization to Stop Drone Wars! (OccupySF Action Endorsed)

Creech AFB
Indian Springs, NV

A Convergence For Peace in the Nevada Desert
RSVP now – see info below!
Call is for a national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan,Yemen, Somalia and everywhere. CODEPINK will hold vigils daily on March 2nd and 3rd, prior to the official beginning of this Creech Convergence For Peace and welcomes everyone to join them.

In 2005, Creech Air Force Base secretly became the first U.S. base in the country to carry out illegal, remotely controlled assassinations using the MQ-1 Predator drones, and in 2006, the more advanced Reaper drones were added to its arsenal. Creech drone personnel sit behind computers in the desert north of Las Vegas and kill “suspects” thousands of miles away. Recent independent research indicates that the identity of only one out of 28 victims of U.S. drone strikes is known beforehand. Though officials deny it, the majority killed by drones are civilians. In 2014, it was leaked that the CIA’s criminal drone assassination program, officially a separate operation from the Air Force’s, has been piloted all along by Creech’s super-secret Squadron 17.

Since 2009 dozens of activists have been arrested for allegedly trespassing at Creech, in attempts to stop the indiscriminate killing and burning of innocent people by drones.

The US drone program is rapidly proliferating as air bases are being converted to drone bases across the U.S. and abroad, but Creech remains the primary air base in U.S. state-sponsored global terrorism. Creech is where the killer drone program started–it is where we shall end it.

We must put an end to this desecration of our Mother Earth and all creatures who inhabit it.
We must put an end to the dehumanization of lives from Ferguson to Palestine to Pakistan.
We must close all foreign U.S. military bases. Money for human needs.
We must put an end to drone warfare, drone surveillance and global militarization.
Sponsores: CODEPINK: Women for Peace, Nevada Desert Experience , Veterans For Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Voices for Creative Nonviolence!
Info & Details:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1525740921010540/

Website: http://shutdowncreech.blogspot.com

17
Feb

ACTION ALERT – NO FAST TRACK on TPP

ACTION ALERT

NO

FAST TRACK

On The

Trans- Pacific Partnership

(TPP)

Republicans in Congress want to work with the Obama administration (Democrats) to Fast-Track the passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).1

The TPP is still shrouded in secrecy, having been devised by representatives of some of the world’s largest corporations. It endangers: food, medicines, health, the environment, jobs, democracy, the Internet and intelligence. The TPP is moving us towards complete corporate domination including trading away our own sovereignty and justice system for the sake of profit.

CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE

NOW

~TOLL FREE ~

1-888-966-9836

and

Click Below to Take Action by Email:

Contact your members of Congress today: https://oneclickpolitics.com/promo/NS

Info:

What does FAST TRACK mean?

When a bill is fast tracked, it cannot be amended. It will erase Congressional authority and oversight. If this is fast tracked, Congress will be voting on a bill that they have not read and understood being that it is being negotiated in secret.

What does TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY mean?

This is another term being used to Fast Track the TPP. Don’t be fooled, it means the same.

Video by Robert Reich on FAST TRACK / TPP: http://front.moveon.org/tpp-nafta-on-steroids/#.VMsrXCw72Tk (2min. 15sec.)

Updates:

The fight is currently in the House of Representatives! Please call your Representative.

The Senate Finance Chair Orrin Hatch, a Republican. intends to introduce NEW Fast Track Trade legislation after the February Congressional Recess – with the cooperation of Finance Committee Member Ron Wyden a Democrat.

HELP SEND A MESSAGE – NO FAST TRACK ON THE TPP!!

We can stop it from happening, but we need to SPEAK UP!

Upcoming Events:
Feb. 18, Wednesday, 6:30pm, NO FAST TRACK for the TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP – Community Forum (Sacramento area)

Elk Grove Public Library,
8900 Elk Grove Blvd.,
Elk Grove 95624

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1014687061879663/?pnref=story

For more info contact: xiomara@citizenstrade.org , 510-701-2798

Feb. 20, Friday, 12 Noon – 1:15pm, No Fast Track for TPP (Santa Cruz / Monterey area)

Rep. Sam Farr’s office
701 Ocean St
Santa Cruz

Info: FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/350133588505753/

For more info contact: xiomara@citizenstrade.org , 510-701-2798

To Banner in San Francisco contact: afong@jps.net

16
Feb

ANNOUNCEMENTS -posted 2/16/2014

Monday, February 16

F 16, Monday 6:00pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum: The Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP) “Housekeys Not Handcuffs”

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

Because federal responses to homelessness have been so ineffective, a growing number of localities “clean up the streets” to remove homeless people from public view. These punitive measures involve gross human and civil rights violations. This nationwide pattern has escaped civil rights because these ordinances are drafted very carefully to appear as if they apply equally to all people.

Enforcement is very much impacted by people’s skin color, housing, economic, and mental health status. WRAP’s civil rights campaign combines street outreach, documentation of civil rights violations, organizing, legal defense, and direct action.

The WRAP Homeless Bill of Rights Campaign (HBR) strives to ensure that ALL people have the basic right to live where they choose without fear of harassment and criminalization. WRAP will introduce legislation in California, Oregon & Colorado to overturn local laws targeted to remove people from public space

F 16, Monday, 6:30pm, Healthcare and the Homeless

518 Valencia St. (1 block from 16th St. BART)
SF

Speakers:

Jennifer Friedenbach – Executive director of Coalition on Homelessness, SF

John Lozier – Has been Executive Director of the National Health Care for Homeless Council since 1990. Prior he has established the downtown clinic and other homeless services in Nashville.

Sponsor: Single Payer Now

Info: www.singlepayernow.net

 

Tuesday, February 17

F 17, Tuesday, 11:00am – 1:00pm, Presence at City Hall: RE: Toxic Turf Installation at Beach Chalet Fields

San Francisco City Hall (outside)
Polk Street Side
SF

For leafleting, education

Info: barryeisenberg@att.net

 

F 17, Tuesday, 12 Noon – 1:00pm, WikiLeaks whistle-blower Chelsea Manning’s attorneys to speak in San Francisco

Hastings College of the Law
200 McAllister Street
Alumni Reception Center, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, California 94102

Free and open to the public!

Chelsea Manning’s appellate attorneys Nancy Hollander and Vincent Ward will join Trevor Timm (Exec. Dir., Freedom of the Press Foundation) to discuss the expansion of the Espionage Act to prosecute journalists under the Obama Administration, the threat to journalists during the Ferguson protests, the selective prosecution of individuals for government leaks, and more.

Host: Courage to Resist

Info: (510) 764-2073

 

F 17, Tuesday, 12:00pm – 12:30pm, Press Conference to Oppose New AUMF

Oakland Federal Bldg (outdoor plaza)

CODEPINK will hold a press conference opposing President Obama’s request for a new Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) and calling for non-military responses to the tragic situation in Syria and Iraq.

Speakers include: Emily Yates, member of Iraq Veterans against the War; Jackie Cabasso, Exective Director of Western States Legal Foundation; Cat Brooks of ONYX/Black Power Network; Paul Cox of Veterans for Peace; Stephen McNeil of American Friends Services Committee; Janet Weil, CODEPINK staffer and military family member. Possible speaker from Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s office.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404564479847250/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

 

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

SF Main Library –
SF

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

F 17, Tuesday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, “The Militarization of police, Islamophobia and the Black Community” with Dhoruba Bin-Wahad

Oakland Islamic Community Center
7901 Oakport St., Suite 4400
Oakland

Join us for a discussion with brother Dhoruba Bin-Wahad a former Black Panther Party & BLA member and political prisoner who has been on the frontlines of struggle for liberation since the 1960’s up to the present day. Also speaking will be Kalonji Jama Changa of the FTP Movement based in Atlanta. This event will be at the Oakland Islamic Community Center and open to Muslims and non-Muslims alike and we would request all to wear modest clothing inside the Masjid.

This event will also be on Huey P. Newton’s birthday and the same week as the 50th anniversary of the assassination of El Hajj Malik Shabazz and the legacy of both of these freedom fighters will be discussed along with the topic: “Militarization of police, Islamophobia and the Black Community”

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/789878494427028/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 

Wednesday, February 18

F 18, Wednesday, 12 Noon, #Solidarity with Steelworkers

Solano Way and Arnold Industrial Way
(next to Kinder’s, 1776 Arnold Industrial Way)
Concord

SAFETY FOR THE WORKERS = A HEALTHIER & SAFER COMMUNITY

Join us in support of the striking refinery workers and their demands for critical health and safety protections.

United Steelworkers (USW) are on strike over serious health and safety concerns. Workers cite outsourcing, short staffing, forced overtime that produces dangerous fatigue, and a lack of stop-work authority protections to prevent dangerous refinery accidents.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1630452253841100/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 

F 18, Wednesday, 3:00pm, Ash Wednesday Service of Repentance and Nonviolent Direct Action at Beale Air Force Base (Schneider Gate)

(Schneider) Gate: 4875 N. Beale Road

There will be an anti-drone vigil, an Ash Wednesday service of repentance, and nonviolent direct action at Beale’s main (Schneider) gate. Beale is the home of the Global Hawk Drone, a surveillance drone that helps find targets for the armed Predator and Reaper Drones. The service will involve songs, prayers, scripture, Holy Communion (open to all), a call to action, and the use of ashes to symbolize repentance and to acknowledge human mortality. Some will carry white crosses memorializing children killed by US drones.

Events will begin with an anti-drone vigil at 3 p.m., followed at 3:30 with an Ash Wednesday service, followed by a prayerful nonviolent direct action as a witness against U.S. drone attacks.

Some may scatter ashes onto Base property, symbolizing children killed by U.S. drones. Others are invited to stand in support of this witness. The vigil will continue until 5 p.m.

After the vigil, we will have a potluck dinner. Then we will share stories, songs, and other forms of community building. If you can stay, bring a blanket or folding chair, a flashlight, and some simple food to share.

In addition to focusing on repentance for the harm caused to drone victims, the service will call for repentance for: the harm done to the Indigenous people who used to live where Beale is now, the harm being done to Mother Earth by our building and deploying high-tech weapons and weapons of mass destruction, the harm done to families and communities who suffer cutbacks in public services while billions are spent for the military, the overall harm caused by the global reach of US military power.

Info / Directions: https://www.facebook.com/events/1530832393865769/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

F 18, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm CODEPINK’S Weekly PEACE VIGIL

Montgomery and Market
(on the steps facing Market below Feinstein’s office,
directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station)
SF

JOIN CODEPINK, WORLD CAN’T WAIT, OCCUPY SF Action Council and others at the huge PEACE banner

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

Additional signs and flyers provided.

Stand (or sit) with us

Everyone welcome!

Sponsor: Codepink

 

F 18, Wednesday, 6:30pm, NO FAST TRACK for the TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP – Community Forum (Sacramento area)

Elk Grove Public Library,
8900 Elk Grove Blvd.,
Elk Grove 95624

Keep our Medicine Safe!

Protect our Climate, our Jobs and our Health!

The Trans Pacific Partnership endangers our climate, our health, our medicines, our jobs and our democracy.

What is there to think about?

This is a bad deal for our country but Representatives Ami Bera and Doris Matsui have yet to decide on this disastrous free trade agreement.

FAST TRACK or TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY is completely unacceptable!

We need to urge Rep. Ami Bera and Doris Matsui to speak out against this corporate power grab, which has little to do with trade!

Fast Track or Trade Promotion Authority will erase Congressional authority and oversight for this massive trade agreement. We can stop it from happening, but we need to SPEAK UP!

Hosted by Communications Workers of America, Alliance for Democracy, SEIU local 1000 Environmental

Committee, Sierra Club, Citizens Trade Campaign and Democratic Veterans Club of Sacramento.

For more information contact: xiomara@citizenstrade.org, 510-701-2798

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1014687061879663/?pnref=story

Thursday, February 19

F 19, Thursday, 6:00pm, Community-Wide Meeting :: Plaza 16 Coalition

Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist
1661 – 15th Street (btw. Valencia & Mission – corner of Julian & 15th)
SF

- > Get the latest updates on the proposed Maximus monster development for 16th and Mission

–> Help launch a collaborative community process for developing a positive, community-centered alternative vision for development at 16th and Mission

–> Find out how you can get involved with the Coalition and help determine the strategy and help lead the action for the Coalition in 2015!

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/334252083447958/?unit_ref=related_events

F 19, Thursday, 7:00pm State of the City Forum, 2015: Black History, Black Lives and Gentrification

Modern Times Bookstore Collective
2919 – 24th Street
SF

Ongoing panel discussion series on gentrification issues takes a look this month at the history of Black activism in San Francisco, the issues that have historically impacted the City’s African American community and the ways in which the Black Lives Matter movement is working to effect change. With Bishop Franzo King of the John Coltrane African Orthodox Church, Teresa L. Moore, USF Media Studies Associate Professor, plus a special guest author and activist to be announced. Series curated and moderated by Denise Sullivan

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/340926376110186/?unit_ref=suggested_events

 

F 19, Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Community Meeting: Update on the Threat to the Berkeley Post Office

2133 University Ave.
Berkeley

Attorneys Antonio Rossmann and Brian Turner will speak on the court action against the USPS. The city of Berkeley and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are challenging the U.S. Postal Service over the sale of the Berkeley Main Post Office and other historic post offices.

Others will also be there to share information about the Community Garden, the Occupation, and anything else relevant to the fight to Save the Berkeley Post Office.

Info: http://www.savethebpo.com/

Friday, February 20

F 20, Friday, 10:00am – 12Noon, An Intimate Conversation with a Revolutionary Scholar: Dr. Frank Wilderson (Black History Month)

Merritt College Room A206

Dr. Wilderson was one of only two African Americans who served in the Black underground military wing of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. Come join us in this intimate setting to hear about why Ferguson keeps on happening, and figure out what needs to be done about it!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/723590591093199/?unit_ref=related_events

F 20, Friday, 12 Noon – 1:15pm, No Fast Track for TPP (Santa Cruz / Monterey area)

Rep. Sam Farr’s office
701 Ocean St
Santa Cruz

Protect our Climate, our Jobs and our Health!

The Trans Pacific Partnership endangers our climate, our jobs, our health, and our democracy. What is there to think about? This is a bad deal for our country but Representative Sam Farr could decide to vote yes on FAST TRACK authority to pass this disastrous free trade agreement.

We need to urge Rep. Farr to speak out against this corporate power grab, which has little to do with trade!

Fast Track or Trade Promotion Authority will erase Congressional authority and oversight for this massive trade agreement. We can stop it from happening, but we need to SPEAK UP!

Hosted by Sierra Club, Monterey Bay Labor Council and Citizens Trade Campaign.

Info: xiomara@citizenstrade.org, 510-701-279

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/350133588505753/

Saturday, February 21

F 21, Saturday, 11:45pm – Support the USW Pickets at Tesoro Refinery (Tesoro Strike)

Meet at Omni (for carpooling)
4799 Shattuck
Oakland

Strike Debt Bay Area members are going to join the USW pickets at the Tesoro refinery on Saturday, February 21. Community support is crucial. Jeffrey will give 3 rides round trip.

 

F 21, Saturday, 6:00pm, A Call to Action – END THE SEIGE on BLACK LIVES

Rafiki Wellness Center
601 Cesar Chavez St., (Between 3rd St. & Pier 80. 3 blocks from T-Muni 3rd and Marin stop)
San Francisco

For a shuttle from 3rd St. to the Center, call 415-730-2917

Black History Month Community Meeting: End the Siege on Black Lives
Come strategize around critical issues of race and resistance. Dynamic speakers will kick off an open conversation on how to sustain the movement against police violence and address poverty, jobs, gentrification, and schools. Speakers: Duciana Thomas, co-convener of “Sisterhood and Solidarity”, a discussion group on multi-racial organizing, and Steena Wright with the Black Woman Coalition at Mills College.

Home-cooked dinner served at 8pm for an $8 donation
Door donation $2 (work exchanges and sliding scale available, no one turned away for lack of funds)

On-site childcare provided. To arrange childcare or work exchanges, call two days ahead.

Sponsored by Bay Area Comrades of Color Caucus of Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist PartyFor more info: call 415-864-1278 or email baRadicalWomen@earthlink.net or baFSP@earthlink.net

Thursday, February 26

F 26, Thursday, 5:00pm-6:00pm, RALLY IN FRONT OF GOOGLE TO DELIVER THE PETITION AGAINST THE EVICTION OF 812 GUERRERO

Google San Francisco
345 Spear St,
San Francisco,

We, the tenants at 812 Guerrero, have been fighting our Ellis Act eviction by Google lawyer Jack Halprin for one year now. Join us as we deliver a petition with over 1,500 signatures to Google’s San Francisco office.

Join us to demand the eviction be rescinded and we be allowed to stay in our home and community.

Now is the time to make a stand. Google states that as a corporation, “We care about the communities where we live and work.” If so, how is that they are permitting their head of e-Discovery to evict two teachers, an artist, a three-year-old, a cab driver, and a woman with disabilities who have all shared a community at 812 Guerrero for years.

Petition, if you wish to sign:

https://www.change.org/p/google-don-t-let-a-google-lawyer-evict-us-for-his-personal-gain

Sponsor: Eviction Free San Francisco

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/619565344841794/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 

F 26, Thursday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, How We Win: 2015 and Beyond

Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission St,
San Francisco,

A free UrbanIDEA forum with:

-Corey Cook, University of San Francisco
-Supervisor Eric Mar, District 1
-Nate Albee, Legislative Aide for Supervisor David Campos
-Emily Lee, SF Rising Action Fund
-Maria Zamudio, Causa Justa :: Just Cause

Moderated by Dyan Ruiz, [people. power. media].

We need to face new political realities and change longstanding practices to win a progressive agenda in 2015 and beyond. In its first forum of the year, UrbanIDEA will look at the paradigm shifts currently taking place in the San Francisco constituency and new strategies to win big– for the 2015 election, for base building, and for long-term movements!

Info / Details / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/596784993789244/?unit_ref=suggested_events

Saturday, February 28

F 28, Saturday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, The 4th ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER FOR THE 99 PERCENT Coalition

First Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin Street, corner Geary Blvd
San Francisco

Fundraiser

Donation $20 – No one turned away for lack of funds! – Wheelchair accessible

features a delicious dinner, and this program:

John A. Powell, UC Berkeley Professor of Law and African American studies speaking on aspects of the Black Lives Matter movement;
Tom Ammiano, former San Francisco State Assemblyman and political commentator;
Janet Weil, CODEPINK, Mistress of Ceremonies; and
Local Activist Awards will be presented to those working for racial and economic justice, civil liberties and the rights of the earth: Gloria La Riva, Tim Redmond, Nadia Kayyali and Larry Danos.
! Tickets: spaghettidinner99.brownpapertickets.com or call 415-595-7306

More Info at: http://sf99percent.org/

Tuesday, March 2 – Thursday March 4

M 2 Tuesday – March 4 Thursday, MOBILIZATION TO #SHUTDOWNREMAX CONVENTION; STOP RE/MAX’s Settlement Profiteering  (OccupySF Action Council has Endorsed)

Outside RE/MAX R4 Convention Mandalay Bay Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada

American-based corporation RE/MAX is profiting off of and selling Jewish-only settlement apartments and homes in the West Bank on stolen Palestinian land! BDS Now!

As part of the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment movement against the Israeli Occupation, Boycott RE/MAX: No Open House on Stolen Land campaign is having a national mobilization to the RE/MAX R4 Convention to protest RE/MAX’s selling of stolen Palestinian land in the West Bank.

The mobilization will target the RE/MAX R4 Convention, the largest annual gathering with over 6,000 RE/MAX representatives in attendance from more than 60 countries around the world. We will be staging a three day presence outside the event which includes speakers like top RE/MAX executives, Peyton Manning, and even a performance by Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.

Actions will include direct action on the Vegas Strip, vigils, workshops and community-building spaces on BDS, Palestine solidarity, and ending US complicity in the Israeli Occupation. RE/MAX is directly and knowingly profiting off of settler-colonialism and we are going to #ShutDown settlement sales!

Learn more & Register HERE: http://www.boycottremax.org/shutdownremaxconvention

–Travel caravans are being organized from the Bay Area and Los Angeles in California with a limited number of accommodations available on a first come, first serve basis.

–If you are a student, we are available to write to participants’ institutions to allow for time off.

-Many of us will be joining the CODEPINK #ShutDownCreech action to stop drone killings at Creech airforce base. Find more info here:http://www.codepink.org/shut_down_remax_creech_event

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/867315986659434/

Contact: Sophia Armen, NoOpenHouse@codepink.org, 818-827-4320

Learn more about the Boycott Re/MAX campaign: www.boycottremax.org

Wednesday March 4 – Friday March 6

March 4, Wednesday, – March 6, Friday – SHUT DOWN CREECH…..Mass Mobilization to Stop Drone Wars! (OccupySF Action Endorsed)

Creech AFB
Indian Springs, NV

A Convergence For Peace in the Nevada Desert
RSVP now – see info below!
Call is for a national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan,Yemen, Somalia and everywhere. CODEPINK will hold vigils daily on March 2nd and 3rd, prior to the official beginning of this Creech Convergence For Peace and welcomes everyone to join them.

In 2005, Creech Air Force Base secretly became the first U.S. base in the country to carry out illegal, remotely controlled assassinations using the MQ-1 Predator drones, and in 2006, the more advanced Reaper drones were added to its arsenal. Creech drone personnel sit behind computers in the desert north of Las Vegas and kill “suspects” thousands of miles away. Recent independent research indicates that the identity of only one out of 28 victims of U.S. drone strikes is known beforehand. Though officials deny it, the majority killed by drones are civilians. In 2014, it was leaked that the CIA’s criminal drone assassination program, officially a separate operation from the Air Force’s, has been piloted all along by Creech’s super-secret Squadron 17.

Since 2009 dozens of activists have been arrested for allegedly trespassing at Creech, in attempts to stop the indiscriminate killing and burning of innocent people by drones.

The US drone program is rapidly proliferating as air bases are being converted to drone bases across the U.S. and abroad, but Creech remains the primary air base in U.S. state-sponsored global terrorism. Creech is where the killer drone program started–it is where we shall end it.

We must put an end to this desecration of our Mother Earth and all creatures who inhabit it.
We must put an end to the dehumanization of lives from Ferguson to Palestine to Pakistan.
We must close all foreign U.S. military bases. Money for human needs.
We must put an end to drone warfare, drone surveillance and global militarization.
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CODEPINK presents SHUT DOWN CREECH (Strong Images)

Sponsores: CODEPINK: Women for Peace, Nevada Desert Experience , Veterans For Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Voices for Creative Nonviolence!
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