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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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23
Apr

ANNOUNCEMENTS 4/23

Thursday, April 23

A 23, Thursday, 12 Noon, Support Park Merced Workers

Holloway and 19th Ave.
SF

After years of working as janitors and handymen at Park Merced, workers all lost their jobs last week when Park Merced laid them off and hired a non-union contractor. Many of the workers have been at Park Merced for a long time, some more than 20 years. Join us to demand that the workers be hired by the new contractor!

Info: Jobs with Justice

 

A 23, Thursday, 3:00pm, Don’t Let AirBnB Steal Our Homes!

SF City Hall, Rm 400
1 Carleton P. Goodlett Pl.
SF

Don’t let Airbnb write our laws for us! Let the people decide!

Airbnb is trying to control the Board of Supervisors and silence the people’s voices. We cannot let this happen!
Have your voice heard at the Planning Commission

Airbnb has crafted legislation put forward by the Mayor that again fails to regulate their industry. This is poison pill legislation to try and stop the people of San Francisco from fighting for real regulation.

Come tell the planning commission that we won’t be fooled by legislation written by Airbnb lobbyists again!

Tell the planning commission and the Board of Supervisors:

Stop our neighborhoods from becoming hotels and protect existing housing by limiting short term rentals to 60 days

Hold Airbnb accountable and charge them fees for allowing illegal listings

Give neighbors whose lives are hurt by Airbnb the right to go to court to enforce city laws

Sponsor: Housing Rights Committee of SF

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1580591855543269/

 

A 23, Thursday, 5:30pm, Planning Meeting for “MISSION TAKES CITY HALL” – May 8

L’s Caffe
2871 24th Street (between Florida and Bryant)
SF

HELP NEEDED to plan, prepare, and carry out the May 8 event at City Hall. COME THIS THURSDAY (before the pre-appliction meeting at Cesar Chavez School).

Host: Plaza 16 Coalition

Info:

https://www.facebook.com/Plaza16Coalition?fref=nf

 

A 23, Thursday, 6:00pm, “Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories” w/ auth Hilary Klein SF Book Launch / Presentación de Libro: “Compañeras”

Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics
518 Valencia St
SF

EVENTO BILINGUE :: BILINGUAL EVENT
(Abajo sigue el anuncio en español)

Doors 6:00 pm, Program at 7:00 pm
***WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE***

Join The Center for Political Education and Chiapas Support Committee for the Bay Area book launch of “Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories” and an exhibit of tapestries from the Zapantera Negra art project.

Author Hilary Klein will read from her book and participate in a panel discussion with Tere Almaguer, an organizer with PODER (SF) for 14 years, and Caleb Duarte, curator of the Zapantera Negra project. The panel will be moderated by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. The event will open up with cultural offerings from Francisco Herrera and Erika Vivianna Céspedes.

“Compañeras” is the untold story of women’s involvement in the Zapatista movement, the indigenous rebellion that has inspired grassroots activists around the world for over two decades. With a foreword by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, “Compañeras” is required reading for anyone interested in women’s rights, social and economic justice, or grassroots resistance to global capitalism.

The Zapantera Negra project is a multimedia exploration of the artistic and political connections between the Black Panther Party and the Zapatista movements. A collection of tapestries made by Zapatista embroidery collectives that merge and exchange Black Panther imagery with that of the Zapatista movement will be on display.
Suggested Donation of $5-$10 at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1610898959130501/

 

A 23, Thursday, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, Selma James: Invest in Caring Not Killing – A Talk on Sex, Race and Class

OMNI
La Commune Bookstore & Café
4799 Shattuck (nr. 48th St.)
Oakland

Selma James on “Invest in Caring Not Killing” – A Talk on Sex, Race & Class and a Living Wage for Mothers & Other Caregivers

Info: sf@allwomencount.net

 

A 23, Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, University of San Francisco presents: Professor Stephen Zunes – Yemen, ISIS & Middle East Mayhem

Fromm Hall, Maier Room #110
2497 Golden Gate Ave.
SF

Washington’s support for Yemen’s former dictatorship – and of Saudi efforts to sideline the country’s nonviolent pro-democracy movement – helped create the current crisis.

Article by Professor Zunes: http://original.antiwar.com/zunes/2015/04/21/how-the-us-contributed-to-yemens-crisis/

Below are excerpts of what was leafleted at the Wednesday Peace Vigil in SF

Too many people are accepting an expansion of the U.S. war machine on the basis that “something has to be done about ISIS”. People in the U.S. do have a responsibility – to send a lound message to the rest of the world that we are completely against the killing, theft of resources subjugation of women and denial of peoples’ rights by Western leaders..

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a response to U.S. occupations, bombs, economic exploitation, and support of every reactionary regime in the Middle East. Wars on Afghanistan and Iraq have only strengthened the basis on which ISIS operates…

Under Obama’s proposed Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) the Pentagon will be free to wage endless, expanding wars all over the world without geographic limits. All of this imperial military doctrine is absolutely illegal, whether Congress approves it or not. Nothing good can come from U.S. bombing and we need to say so immediately and widely!

 

A 23, Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Give AXIS the Axe

Cesar Chavez School
825 Shotwell
SF

Join the Mission Community and let AXIS Development Group know we don’t need 117 expensive market rate condos that are unaffordable for working families!

This is an AXIS sponsored meeting: Proposal is for 117 market rate condos at 2675 Folsom St.

Our Mission NO Eviction

Info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Our-Mission-NO-Eviction/533750263364322

 

Friday, April 24

A 24, Friday, 12Noon – 1:30pm From the Bay to Rana Plaza: Women Workers Demand Justice!

Meet:
North Face SF
180 Post St (1 Block fr. Union Square)
SF

After a rally at North Face, we will have a short march to Walmart Board member Marissa Mayer’s Four Seasons Penthouse (757 Market).

April 24th marks the 2nd anniversary of the factory collapse at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh which killed 1,138 garment workers in a massive – and preventable – tragedy. Many of the survivors and families are still owed compensation and workers are still fighting for safe working conditions. While corporations like North Face, Walmart, and Zara exploit workers in Bangladesh, retail workers and other workers in San Francisco get pushed out of our city due to low wages, evictions, and skyrocketing housing costs.

Women across the world are standing together on April 24th – Join them in demanding that corporations are held accountable for their actions here and abroad, and to launch the first US Chapter of the World March of Women, a grassroots international network of feminists fighting for justice in their communities!

After a rally at North Face, we will have a short march to Walmart Board member Marissa Mayer’s Four Seasons Penthouse (757 Market).

Sponsored by: Grassroots Global Justice Alliance & the US Chapter of the World March of Women, Jobs With Justice – San Francisco, Gabriela USA, International Labor Rights Forum, Chinese Progressive Association, Causa Justa :: Just Cause

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/494851653999792/

 

A 24, Friday, 6:00pm Friday – Justicia para Amilcar/Justice For Amilcar Vigil and March

East Side of Folsom St. (between 24th & 25th St.)
SF

6:00pm – Vigil begins on the East side of Folsom between 24th and 25th, at the site of the shooting
6:30pm – March begins
7:00pm – Stop at Mission Police Station (630 Valencia)
March will end at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church (15th St between
Mission and Valencia))

**Please bring votive candles. We will lay these down at the Mission Police Station to symbolize the loss of Amilcar and other victims of police violence in San Francisco.**

on behalf of Amilcar’s family, Attorney Arnoldo Casillas will file a civil lawsuit against the City of San Francisco and officers Craig Tiffe and Eric Reboli who killed Amilcar Perez-Lopez mere feet from his home. At 11:00am Casillas will hold a press conference and reveal information that dramatically contradicts the police narrative of the events of the night Amilcar was shot and killed.

We believe SFPD is involved in a cover-up of facts to avoid criminal and civil accountability for the unlawful killing of Amilcar Perez-Lopez. Join us that evening to mourn this tragic loss in our community, resist the forces of gentrification, and DEMAND JUSTICE for Amilcar.

We will be led at the vigil and march by the Danzantes Xitlali.

David Campos, our Supervisor representing San Francisco’s District 9, and fellow Guatemalan immigrant, will join us at the vigil.

learn more:
Justice4Amilcar.org
Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1599010597012084/

 

A 24, Friday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Climate Forum: Fighting Back Against the Global Land Grab

518 Valencia St.
SF

Donation: $5-$20 sliding scale, no one refused for lack of funds.

Rising Tide North America is hosting trouble-making authors Scott Crow, Alexander Reid Ross, Premadasi Amada and others for a book event to talk about their new book “Grabbing Back: Essays Against the Global Land Grab”
Land grabs are a global phenomenon of our times, driven by the ever increasing demands of both global corporations and the governments with which they are allied.But ordinary citizens, small farmers and ordinary citizens around the world are standing up to defend their own with passion and ingenuity, and they are recording successes that are both extraordinary and inspiring.

Join us for this exciting panel as Scott Crow, Alexander Reid Ross, Premadasi Amada and others discuss this disturbing phenomenon and the resistance fighting back against it.

Sponsor: Rising Tide North America

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/808682179224848/

 

A 24, Friday 7:30pm, Centennial of the Armenian Genocide

San Francisco City Hall
Van Ness Street side
SF

On April 24th, 1915, the Ottomans arrested 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders and brutally executed them. That marked the beginning of a systematic campaign to eliminate the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire. Armenians were rounded up, their possessions taken away and marched to their deaths into the Syrian and Iraqi deserts. Those who were not abducted, raped, mutilated, died of disease and starvation. Very few survived.

By the time Mustafa Kemal, the father of modern Turkey, finished the job by burning the city of Smyrna, half of the Armenian population of the world had vanished.

Rafael Lempkin coined the term “Genicide” because of the “Armenian atrocities”.

A GENOCIDE DENIED IS A GENOCIDE REPEATED!
Modern Turkey and ISIS do today what the Ottomans did a hundred years ago. The cycle of Genocide can end only by acknowledgement.

On April 24th, the lights of the San Francisco city Hall will reflect the colors of the Armenian flag. Join us in front of the city hall on Van Ness to commemorate the Genocide and demand recognition and justice.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1128362497190457/

 

Saturday, April 25

A 25, Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, SF Tenants Rights Fair 2015: Knowledge is Power!

Tenderloin Neighborhood School,
627 Turk St
SF

Knowledge is Power: How to Stay in Your Home-
A day of workshops and information for tenants across SF. Workshops will be in English, Spanish and Cantonese.

Workshop focus: Eviction Free SF will be doing a workshop on “Beating your Ellis Act or other eviction using direct action” where you can learn the steps other tenants have used to fight their eviction.

Sponsor: SF Anti-Displacement Coalition

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/337374659792319/

 

A 25, Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm, Community Forum on SFUSD Accountability

Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8
3351 23rd St.,
SF

Join fellow educators, parents, students and community activists, as we discuss how we can hold the SFUSD accountable in spending new resources through the state-mandated Local Control Accountability Plan, with a particular focus on fully supporting the Safe and Supportive Schools Initiative.

Free parking and public transit accessible. Childcare & interpreters provided (request by April 22nd).

Sponsored by the Close the Gap Coalition: Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, Jobs with Justice, Service Employees International Union Local 1021, United Educators of San Francisco.

information, and to RSVP, go to CloseTheGapSF.org or email Gordon Mar at gordon@jwjsf.org

 

A 25, Saturday, 11:00am – 3:00pm, New Volunteer Orientation and Know Your Rights Training

Copwatch
2022 Blake St.
Berkeley

ORIENTATION 11am-12pm:
Berkeley Copwatch is an all-volunteer organization that has been standing up to police misconduct for the last 25 years. We are currently looking for new volunteers to help us document police activity on the street, to teach people about their rights and to stand up to racial profiling and the ever-increasing militarization of police. Join us! Learn more! Find out more about the projects and activities of Copwatch and how you can take a more direct role in holding police accountable in your community.

KYR WORKSHOP 12:30pm -3pm:
Whether you are at a protest or simply on the street when things are going down, you need to know your rights and what to do to hold the police accountable. Learn what your rights are in various situations with police, what to expect, what to look out for, and how to stay safe. We use direct instruction, videos and role plays to help you to feel more comfortable when asserting your rights.

Sponsor: Berkeley Copwatch

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/426467714186842/

 

A 25, Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, We Are All City College: Save LGBT, Senior, and Veterans Programs!

Harvey Milk Recreation Center
50 Scott St.
SF

The LGBT Community needs City College of San Francisco!

Join moderator and our former CA Assembly Representative Tom Ammiano, CCSF Board of Trustees Vice President Thea Selby, CCSF student Glendon Anna Conda Hyde, CCSF Music Department veteran Madeline Mueller, and Pat Wynne, director of CCSF’s Labor Chorus to see how we can preserve the LGBT Program and Diversity Studies at Our City College as well as the classes for Seniors and Vets Programs.

This special event is sponsored by the Howard Grayson LGBT Elder Life Conference.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571847549739191/

 

Sunday, April 26

A 26, Sunday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm Ujamaa

St. Paul AME Church
2014 Ashby Ave
Berkeley

Hear the hidden story of Tanzania’s socialist villages — subject of the brand new book Ujamaa which describes post-colonial Tanzania’s successful model of development from the grassroots. The popularly supported work in Tanzania sheds light on comparable efforts by Lavalas to build in Haiti a social structure serving the needs of all the people.

Speakers are:

Selma James of Global Women’s Strike

Nina Lopez, co-editor of Ujamaa

Danny Glover, long-time activist

Pierre Labossiere of Haiti Action Committee

Sponsor: Marcus Books

Info: 510-652-2344

 

Tuesday, April 28

A 28, Tuesday, 12 Noon, Worker’s Memorial Day!

Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf (555 North Point St — cross street with Taylor at the Fisherman’s Wharf)

The struggle continues for a safer work place and a fair process to decide on unionization at the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf

April 28th is Worker’s Memorial Day in the United States where we remember those who have suffered and died on the job and we renew our efforts for safe workplaces. The Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf was the hotel where Cal OSHA issued a complaint for major health and safety violations in 2013 because of the dangerous conditions Room Attendants faced cleaning the rooms. The struggle continues for a safer work place and a fair process to decide on unionization at the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf.

now the hotel is finishing up renovations, where they are changing the restaurant area and the hotel rooms. We all know renovations bring changes to working conditions. Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf workers continue to stand up and raise problems to their management. But without the Union, workers don’t have the same rights and negotiating tools to hold management accountable, like in our Local 2 hotels. On April 28th, we will take action to stand in solidarity with Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf workers and honor Worker’s Memorial Day.

Info: Local 2

 

Thursday, April 30

A 30, Thursday, 4:30pm – 7:30pm, Picket Walmart & Aida Alvarez at the Fairmont Hotel

Fairmont Hotel
950 Mason St
SF

Join #WalmartStrikers from across California to picket Walmart Board Member Aida Alarez at the Walmart sponsored Latino Community Foundation Gala at the ritzy Fairmont Hotel. Protesters are calling on Walmart to immediately Reinstate the over 2200 workers who Walmart fired with only five hours notice when Walmart closed their stores under the pretext of a plumbing problem.The truth is that workers at the Pico Rivera store were the first workers to go on strike in Walmart’s history and helped launch the low wage worker movement and fight for $15 and Full Time.

These workers are calling on Walmart to reinstate them when the stores are reopened and to fully compensate them while they are unemployed, or alternatively give them work at a nearby store until their store is reopened. Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/20/business/laid-off-walmart-workers-head-to-labor-board.html?_r=0

Walmart is telling workers they will have reapply for jobs in nearby stores and will have no guarantee of keeping their pay and benefits. Sign our petition and a Legal Notice here: http://action.changewalmart.org/page/s/stop-the-lay-offs

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/440000402827617/

 

A 30, Thursday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm The Future of the Internet: A Learning Session – at San Francisco City Hall

San Francisco City Hall

In 2014, the term “net neutrality” became a household word as media titans battled over two versions of the Internet, one a participatory open network and the other a pay-to-play walled garden. The open Internet won, in one of the biggest public interest victories of the last decade. What happened, will it stick, and where do we go from here to keep building a 21st century cyberspace that will advance economic growth, equality, creativity and social justice?

Hear from activists and experts on the inside of the net neutrality campaign and find out about local efforts to keep up the momentum including municipal and community broadband, stopping Internet surveillance, and preventing more media consolidation. This interactive workshop for high school and college students will make you think about the Internet you use everyday in a different way and give you the skinny on how you can be a part of building the Internet future. Free to high school, community college and 4-year college students in the Bay Area and faculty. Others asked to pay a nominal fee to attend.

Click Here: Space-Limited: Please RSVP.

Sponsor: Common Cause & Media Alliance

 

Friday, May 1

M 1, Friday, 7:30am – 9:30am May Day: Block The Tech Commute

MacArthur BART Station
555 40th St.
Oakland

Oakland is seeing an unprecedented wave of gentrification creeping in from every direction. The rich have begun colonizing North Oakland, West Oakland, and Downtown. Their tech buses, their pricey cafes, and their luxury apartments have begun to appear with alarming frequency. This May Day, we will deliver a simple message to these colonizers during their morning commute.

Starting at 7:30 AM and lasting until 9:30 AM, we call on everyone to converge at the MacArthur BART station to interrupt the morning commute. The tech shuttle buses for Facebook, Google, and Apple all stop outside the BART station on 40th Street, below the freeway. We will converge in front of these buses, on the platforms of the station, and in front of the BART gates to spread our message.

We call on everyone affected by gentrification to make banners, bring megaphones, and prepare words or speeches to deliver to these colonizers. Tell them what you have been thinking, what you have been seeing, what you have been feeling. Let them know that they are not welcome, that their high-priced world is not welcome, and their terrible world of surveillance and alienation must end. Bring all of your creativity, joy, and anger to the streets. Together, we can deliver a clear and undeniable message.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/425796640923362/

 

M 1, Friday, 9:00am Labor Against Police Terror

Port of Oakland
530 Water St. (near West Oakland BART)
Oakland

Check for updates

Police terrorism in the United States is out of control. We have witnessed an endless onslaught of police brutality and police killings of innocent and unarmed people. These assaults have been mainly directed towards Black men and Black communities. We as union and non-union workers alike cannot standby and become desensitized to these great injustices.

ILWU, Local 10 is leading a Day of Action on May 1st, 2015 to call national attention in order to STOP POLICE TERROR. There will be no longshoremen working on that day in the Port of Oakland. The port will be SHUT DOWN. Disrupting commerce in this country is one means to find viable solutions to STOP POLICE TERROR. Please join us in this action and stand up against police terror.

We will gather at the ALREADY SHUTDOWN port at 9am for an hour long rally which will be at the APL gate near berth 62 close to the overpass (parking is available along Adeline close to 6th & 7th).

After the rally, WE MARCH! We will march from the port to Oscar Grant Plaza as we demonstrate that AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL!

There will be another rally at noon when we reach OGP.

PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES…..

Host: Anti Police-Terror Project

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1393727560951699/

 

M 1, Friday, 1:30pm – 5:30pm Workers Rising for Dignity / Migrants Against State Violence

Start: Civic Center Plaza

International Workers Day Regional Festival and March

1:30-3:30 Festival @ Civic Center Plaza
3:30 Regional March to 24th and Mission
5:00-5:30 Closing program @ 24th and Mission

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/767786746662272/

20
Apr

ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ April 20, 2015

Monday, April 20

A 20, Monday, 6:00pm, NOTICE of NEIGHBORHOOD OPEN HOUSE FOR PROPOSED PROJECT at 600 S. Van Ness

Mission Language & Vocational School
2929 19th St. @ Florida
SF

Plaza 16 put out a call to action last week to demand a public meeting to inform the public about a market-rate/luxury-priced development proposed for 17th and South Van Ness. The developers have now announced a public meeting with a mere 5-day lead time.

This project would have ZERO affordable units on-site and has terribly vague plans for off-site affordable units. We need to let these developers and the Planning Commission know that the Mission needs no more luxury-priced units. We need truly affordable housing.

Please attend the meeting on Monday and/or email the Planning Department, Planning Commission and the developers.

John.Rahaim@sfgov.org, brittany.bendix@sfgov.org, michael@leavittarchitecture.com, svettel@fbm.com, cwu.planning@gmail.com, planning@rodneyfong.com, wordweaver21@aol.com, christine.d.johnson@sfgov.org, richhillissf@yahoo.com, mooreurban@aol.com, dennis.richards@sfgov.org, david.campos@sfgov.org

Details of proposal: https://www.facebook.com/Plaza16Coalition?fref=nf

 

A 20, Monday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm Forum on Community Choice Energy in Berkeley

The Brower Center
2150 Allston Way,
Berkeley

Learn about Alameda County’s plans to create a not-for-profit Community Choice Energy program that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create clean energy jobs and provide stable electricity rates for Berkeley and other Alameda County communities. Details.

 

Tuesday, April 21

A 21, Tuesday, 2:00pm, SF Board of Supervisors To Vote on Resolution OPPOSING FAST TRACK of TPP

San Francisco City Hall
Legislative Chamber -Room 250
1 Carleton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco

On April 14, 2015, Supervisor John Avalos submitted a Resolution to the SF Board of Supervisors:

“Opposing Fast Tracking of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Expressing Concerns about Elements of the TPP, and Supporting Fair Trade Practices that Protect Jobs, Workers, the Environment, and the Free and Open Internet.

The Resolution urges San Francisco’s representatives in Congress to Oppose Trade Promotion Authority (“Fast Track Authority”) for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP); expressing concerns about draft elements of the TPP;….

Details: https://sfgov.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=2262432&GUID=18DFF9ED-12E4-4402-A845-D1986F1A8BB7

Public Comment and a vote on the Resolution will be sometime between 3:00pm and 5:00pm

For questions: 510-593-2225 (office)

 

A 21, Tuesday, 5:30pm, MOBILIZE TO CITY COUNCIL! (Oakland)

Oakland City Hall – Council Meeting
Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland

Over the last few months, police have killed two women of color. Both Guadalupe Ochoa and Yuvette Henderson were unarmed when they were gunned down by police.

In both cases, police deliberately withheld reports and spread misinformation. And in both cases, the people-led APTP investigations called into question (and disproved) statements made by the police and the media.

And with both women, OPD actively engaged in the dehumanization of these mothers, wives and grandmothers, while causing extreme emotional stress for their loved ones.

COPS CAN’T BE TRUSTED TO INVESTIGATE COPS!!!

That is why we are joining the Coalition for Police Accountability in demanding that all investigations of police misconduct and crime be transferred OUT of Internal Affairs and INTO the hands of the people.

And we are demanding that the investigations into the state’s murders of Yuvette Henderson and Guadalupe Ochoa be transferred over to a community-led investigation team.

SHOW UP TO CITY COUNCIL TOMORROW. Bring signs with our demands or just show up as we will have some to distribute.

SIGN UP TO SPEAK. Let City Council know that we have ZERO faith in police investigations of police crimes and we want the CRPB to be made up of everyday people, and survivors of police terror, to review ALL complaints of police terror. The CRPB should have the power to discipline offending officers.

You can sign up for a speaker card here: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/CityClerk/s/SpeakerCard/SpeakerCard/OAK032373

Sponsor: Anti-Police Terror Project

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/622871021147829/

 

A 21, Tuesday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Save the E12th Parcel for the People! Speak out!

Oakland City Hall – Council Meeting
Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland

In the midst of a housing affordability crisis in Oakland, the City is proposing to sell publicly owned land to create a 24 story, 300 unit luxury high-rise apartment tower right by Lake Merritt, where the median rent will be 3k per month. The development will have no affordable units and no real community benefits. The property is on E12th and 1st Ave street, right by the new pedestrian bridge at the end of Lake Merritt.

Long-time residents are being pushed out of Oakland every day because of skyrocketing housing costs. The city’s number one priority right now should be figuring out how to make it possible for working families to stay in Oakland – not developing luxury high rises for the rich that are just going to raise rents and exacerbate displacement.

come to City Council meeting to speak out against gentrification in Oakland and for affordable housing!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/887623774635861/

 

A 21, Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Treasure Island – Restoration Advisory Board Meeting (What Navy is doing [not-doing] on toxic clean-up)

Casa de la Vista
Treasure Island, Building 191
SF

SUPPORT TREASURE ISLAND RESIDENTS – health and the environment!

This is a meeting hosted by the Navy’s – Environmental Restoration Advisory Board on what it is doing / not doing regarding the clean up of toxics on Treasure Island. It’s a community meeting.

Agenda: TI_RAB_agenda176_final.pdf

Brief History: Navy did biological testing on Treasure Island in the 1950’s

Island is contaminated with lead, petroleum, asbestos, high levels of radioactive sites and more.
-Same contamination is found in the Bayview Hunters Point area.

-Navy (government) has raised the “safe” standard level of radiation

-On T.I. there is similar levels of radiation as there is around Japan

Info: TIHN2012@ymail.com (not associated with the Navy – but is a resident on TI)

 

A 21, Tuesday & A 22, Wednesday, Occupy The Farm at San Francisco’s Roxie April 21 and Earth Day! April 22

Roxie Theater
3117 16th St
SF

The San Francisco Urban Agriculture Alliance and the Roxie present “Occupy The Farm” Tuesday April 21 and Wed. Earth Day! April 22. This is a very special screening since Earth Day! is the anniversary of the original action by Occupy the Farm . The film tells the story of 200 urban farmers who walk onto a publicly owned research farm in the East Bay, and plant 2 acres of crops in order to save the land from becoming a real-estate development. The Village Voice calls the film, “Riveting from the start.” Screening will be followed by Q&A with the filmmaker Todd Darling and with Ashoka Finley, one of the organizers of Occupy The Farm.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/908359322561138/

Wednesday, April 22

A 22, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL

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

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

and others for our weekly PEACE VIGIL at the huge PEACE banner

Feel free to bring your own signage, photos, flyers

Additional signs and flyers provided.

Stand (or sit) with us and the huge PEACE banner.

Everyone welcome!

NO to DRONES

NO MORE WARS!

STOP the BOMBING of YEMEN!

 

A 22, Wednesday, 6:30pm, Protection, Justice, and Compensation

Omni Commons
La commune Bookstore & Café
4799 Shattuck (nr. 48th St.
Oakland

Compensation for rape or other violent crimes is crucial to recovery, yet many victims are denied it.

In 2013 a campaign spearheaded by US PROStitutes Collective, with key support from other sex worker organizations and women’s and prisoners rights campaigners, pushed the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) to drop a discriminatory regulation that denied compensation to sex workers for involvement in the crime of prostitution. Sex workers who are victims of rape, sexual assault or had suffered domestic violence can now get compensation.

· Compensation is still denied to victims who have suffered other violence, or who are prisoners or formerly incarcerated people (FIPs).

· ¨A “cooperation with police” requirement is a further obstacle to compensation, particularly for immigrants and people of color, and any who fear retaliation, deportation, and/or police racism or other bias.

· Similar criminalization and discrimination exists in other countries, and we are campaigning together internationally against this

Speakers:

Linda Evans, All of Us or None – the impact of compensation programs on prisoners and FIPs.

Nina Lopez, English Collective of Prostitutes and Legal Action for Women, UK – opposing criminalization based on the ‘Swedish model’; the use of anti-trafficking laws to target sex workers & immigrants.

Margaret Prescod, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders – fighting for justice over the murders of 100 Black women in South Central LA, dismissed by law enforcement as “no humans involved.”

Rachel West, US PROStitutes Collective – what’s next in the struggle for compensation

Info: 415-626-4114

 

Thursday, April 23

A 23, Thursday, 3:00pm, Don’t Let AirBnB Steal Our Homes!

SF City Hall, Rm 400
1 Carleton P. Goodlett Pl.
SF

Don’t let Airbnb write our laws for us! Let the people decide!

Airbnb is trying to control the Board of Supervisors and silence the people’s voices. We cannot let this happen!
Have your voice heard at the Planning Commission Thursday April 23rd, 3pm in City Hall, room 400

Airbnb has crafted legislation put forward by the Mayor that again fails to regulate their industry. This is poison pill legislation to try and stop the people of San Francisco from fighting for real regulation.

Come tell the planning commission that we won’t be fooled by legislation written by Airbnb lobbyists again!

Tell the planning commission and the Board of Supervisors:

Stop our neighborhoods from becoming hotels and protect existing housing by limiting short term rentals to 60 days

Hold Airbnb accountable and charge them fees for allowing illegal listings

Give neighbors whose lives are hurt by Airbnb the right to go to court to enforce city laws

Sponsor: Housing Rights Committee of SF

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1580591855543269/

 

A 23, Thursday, 6:00pm, “Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories” w/ auth Hilary Klein SF Book Launch / Presentación de Libro: “Compañeras”

Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics
518 Valencia St
SF

EVENTO BILINGUE :: BILINGUAL EVENT
(Abajo sigue el anuncio en español)

Doors 6:00 pm, Program at 7:00 pm
***WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE***

Join The Center for Political Education and Chiapas Support Committee for the Bay Area book launch of “Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories” and an exhibit of tapestries from the Zapantera Negra art project.

Author Hilary Klein will read from her book and participate in a panel discussion with Tere Almaguer, an organizer with PODER (SF) for 14 years, and Caleb Duarte, curator of the Zapantera Negra project. The panel will be moderated by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. The event will open up with cultural offerings from Francisco Herrera and Erika Vivianna Céspedes.

“Compañeras” is the untold story of women’s involvement in the Zapatista movement, the indigenous rebellion that has inspired grassroots activists around the world for over two decades. With a foreword by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, “Compañeras” is required reading for anyone interested in women’s rights, social and economic justice, or grassroots resistance to global capitalism.

The Zapantera Negra project is a multimedia exploration of the artistic and political connections between the Black Panther Party and the Zapatista movements. A collection of tapestries made by Zapatista embroidery collectives that merge and exchange Black Panther imagery with that of the Zapatista movement will be on display.
Suggested Donation of $5-$10 at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1610898959130501/

 

A 23, Thursday, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, Selma James: Invest in Caring Not Killing – A Talk on Sex, Race and Class

OMNI
La Commune Bookstore & Café
4799 Shattuck (nr. 48th St.)
Oakland
 
 

A 23, Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Give AXIS the Axe

Cesar Chavez School
825 Shotwell
SF

Join the Mission Community and let AXIS Development Group know we don’t need 117 expensive market rate condos that are unaffordable for working families!

This is an AXIS sponsored meeting: Proposal is for 117 market rate condos at 2675 Folsom St.

Our Mission NO Eviciton

Info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Our-Mission-NO-Eviction/533750263364322

 

Friday, April 24

A 24, Friday, 12:00 Noon – 1:30pm, Stand with the Women from the Rana Garment Factory, Bangladesh Fire

The North Face
180 Post St. @ Grant Ave.
SF

Short march to Zara (250 Post) and Walmart Board member Marissa Mayer’s Four Seasons Penthouse (757 Market)
Help us launch the US Chapter of the World March of Women!

Stand with the Women from the Rana Garment Factory Fire
This action will also serve as the launch of the US Chapter of the WMW and will be part of actions in 10-15 other cities in the US at the same time.

On April 24, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance members from around the country will take part in a global 24-hour feminist action by the World March of Women remembering the 1,138 people- mostly women – who died in the notorious garment factory collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh on April 24, 2013. To date, it is the deadliest disaster in the history of the garment industry worldwide, in a factory that made clothing for U.S., Canadian and European clothing labels and retailers, like Walmart, Children’s Place, North Face/VF Corporation and others.

Request:

Will you stand with us and the women from the Rana factory fire and collapse demanding reparations from this fire, and safety standards moving forward? Letter / Petition below at “Click Here”:
Click Here to send a message to Jane Elfers, CEO of The Children’s Place, and Eric Wiseman, CEO of VF Corporation. Click HERE for the list of demands and WHY we are making those demands.

#ReclaimingFeminisms @ggjalliance@CausaJusta1

 

A 24, Friday, 6:00pm Friday – Justicia para Amilcar/Justice For Amilcar Vigil and March

East Side of Folsom St. (between 24th & 25th St.)
SF

6:00pm – Vigil begins on the East side of Folsom between 24th and 25th, at the site of the shooting
6:30pm – March begins
7:00pm – Stop at Mission Police Station (630 Valencia)
March will end at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church (15th St between
Mission and Valencia))

**Please bring votive candles. We will lay these down at the Mission Police Station to symbolize the loss of Amilcar and other victims of police violence in San Francisco.**

on behalf of Amilcar’s family, Attorney Arnoldo Casillas will file a civil lawsuit against the City of San Francisco and officers Craig Tiffe and Eric Reboli who killed Amilcar Perez-Lopez mere feet from his home. At 11:00am Casillas will hold a press conference and reveal information that dramatically contradicts the police narrative of the events of the night Amilcar was shot and killed.

We believe SFPD is involved in a cover-up of facts to avoid criminal and civil accountability for the unlawful killing of Amilcar Perez-Lopez. Join us that evening to mourn this tragic loss in our community, resist the forces of gentrification, and DEMAND JUSTICE for Amilcar.

We will be led at the vigil and march by the Danzantes Xitlali.

David Campos, our Supervisor representing San Francisco’s District 9, and fellow Guatemalan immigrant, will join us at the vigil.

learn more:
Justice4Amilcar.org
Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1599010597012084/

 

A 24, Friday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Climate Forum: Fighting Back Against the Global Land Grab

518 Valencia St.
SF

Donation: $5-$20 sliding scale, no one refused for lack of funds.

Rising Tide North America is hosting trouble-making authors Scott Crow, Alexander Reid Ross, Premadasi Amada and others for a book event to talk about their new book “Grabbing Back: Essays Against the Global Land Grab”
Land grabs are a global phenomenon of our times, driven by the ever increasing demands of both global corporations and the governments with which they are allied.But ordinary citizens, small farmers and ordinary citizens around the world are standing up to defend their own with passion and ingenuity, and they are recording successes that are both extraordinary and inspiring.

Join us for this exciting panel as Scott Crow, Alexander Reid Ross, Premadasi Amada and others discuss this disturbing phenomenon and the resistance fighting back against it.

Sponsor: Rising Tide North America

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/808682179224848/

 

A 24, Friday, 7:30pm, Centennial of the Armenian Genocide

SF City Hall – Van Ness Side
SF

On April 24th, 1915, the Ottomans arrested 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders and brutally executed them. That marked the beginning of a systematic campaign to eliminate the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire. Armenians were rounded up, their possessions taken away and marched to their deaths into the Syrian and Iraqi deserts. Those who were not abducted, raped, mutilated, died of disease and starvation. Very few survived.

By the time Mustafa Kemal, the father of modern Turkey, finished the job by burning the city of Smyrna, half of the Armenian population of the world had vanished.

Rafael Lempkin coined the term “Genicide” because of the “Armenian atrocities”.

A GENOCIDE DENIED IS A GENOCIDE REPEATED!
Modern Turkey and ISIS do today what the Ottomans did a hundred years ago. The cycle of Genocide can end only by acknowledgement.

On April 24th, the lights of the San Francisco city Hall will reflect the colors of the Armenian flag. Join us in front of the city hall on Van Ness to commemorate the Genocide and demand recognition and justice.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1128362497190457/

 

Saturday, April 25

A 25, Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, SF Tenants Rights Fair 2015: Knowledge is Power!

Tenderloin Neighborhood School,
627 Turk St
SF

Knowledge is Power: How to Stay in Your Home-
A day of workshops and information for tenants across SF. Workshops will be in English, Spanish and Cantonese.

Workshop focus: Eviction Free SF will be doing a workshop on “Beating your Ellis Act or other eviction using direct action” where you can learn the steps other tenants have used to fight their eviction.

Sponsor: SF Anti-Displacement Coalition

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/337374659792319/

 

A 25, Saturday, 11:00am – 3:00pm, New Volunteer Orientation and Know Your Rights Training

Copwatch
2022 Blake St.
Berkeley

ORIENTATION 11am-12pm:
Berkeley Copwatch is an all-volunteer organization that has been standing up to police misconduct for the last 25 years. We are currently looking for new volunteers to help us document police activity on the street, to teach people about their rights and to stand up to racial profiling and the ever-increasing militarization of police. Join us! Learn more! Find out more about the projects and activities of Copwatch and how you can take a more direct role in holding police accountable in your community.

KYR WORKSHOP 12:30pm -3pm:
Whether you are at a protest or simply on the street when things are going down, you need to know your rights and what to do to hold the police accountable. Learn what your rights are in various situations with police, what to expect, what to look out for, and how to stay safe. We use direct instruction, videos and role plays to help you to feel more comfortable when asserting your rights.

Sponsor: Berkeley Copwatch

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/426467714186842/

 

A 25, Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, We Are All City College: Save LGBT, Senior, and Veterans Programs!

Harvey Milk Recreation Center
50 Scott St.
SF

The LGBT Community needs City College of San Francisco!

Join moderator and our former CA Assembly Representative Tom Ammiano, CCSF Board of Trustees Vice President Thea Selby, CCSF student Glendon Anna Conda Hyde, CCSF Music Department veteran Madeline Mueller, and Pat Wynne, director of CCSF’s Labor Chorus to see how we can preserve the LGBT Program and Diversity Studies at Our City College as well as the classes for Seniors and Vets Programs.

This special event is sponsored by the Howard Grayson LGBT Elder Life Conference.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571847549739191/

18
Apr

SF Board of Sups. to Vote on FAST TRACK -TPP

San Francisco Board of Supervisors

To Vote On

RESOLUTION – OPPOSING FAST TRACKING of TPP

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

2:00pm

San Francisco City Hall

Legislative Chamber -Room 250

1 Carleton B. Goodlett Place

San Francisco

On April 14, 2015, Supervisor John Avalos submitted a Resolution to the SF Board of Supervisors:

“Opposing Fast Tracking of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Expressing Concerns about Elements of the TPP, and Supporting Fair Trade Practices that Protect Jobs, Workers, the Environment, and the Free and Open Internet.”

 

The Resolution urges San Francisco’s representatives in Congress to Oppose Trade Promotion Authority (“Fast Track Authority”) for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP); expressing concerns about draft elements of the TPP;….

Details: https://sfgov.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=2262432&GUID=18DFF9ED-12E4-4402-A845-D1986F1A8BB7

Please attend! – Public Comment and a vote on the Resolution will be sometime between 3:00pm and 5:00pm

For questions: 510-593-2225 (office)

16
Apr

ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ 4/16/15

Occupy SF

~ ACTION COUNCIL ~

Next Meeting

Sunday, April 19, 2015

2:00pm – 4:00pm

UNITE / HERE (Local 2)

215 Golden Gate Ave

(Nr. Civic Center BART)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thursday, April 16

A 16, Thursday, 11:00am, Opening of New Police Headquarters in San Francisco

1245 – 3rd St. @ Mission Rock
SF

Bring your signs and chalk!

a good place to show up en masse with signs, silent protest, or note…
Justice for Alex Nieto,
Matt Hoffman
Hamilcar Perez-Lopez,
Alice Angel brown,

http://sfdpw.org/index.aspx?page=1868

Info from: https://www.facebook.com/groups/116337228453342/820368851383506/?notif_t=group_activit

 

A 16, Thursday 12 Noon SF Protest Conard House Management – Stop Terrorizing and Illegally Evicting Tenants & Whistleblowers…

1385 Mission St / 10th St.
SF

SF Protest Conard House Management; Stop Terrorizing and Illegally Evicting Tenants and Whistleblowers; Stop Illegal Fabricated Evictions, Privatization in SF & Speak Out For Justice!

Briefly – The Conard Housing Cooperative Management history:

– Retaliating against tenants who are whistleblowers about systemic problems

– Evicting tenants

– Framing tenants and making them homeless

– No city or State oversight over whether Conard management staff are properly managing the facility.

Sponsored: United Public Workers for Action

Info: 415-282-1908

 

A 16, Thursday, 4:00pm, Eviction-Free Zone Community Launch: Press Conference, Action and Mass Outreach Day

24th & Bryant St.
SF

The first two months of this year alone saw as many as 50 eviction filings in the Mission, which has already been decimated by this housing crisis. So we’re taking back our neighborhood! Come out for the kick-off event to the Eviction-Free Zone in the heart of the Mission.

We’ll be holding a press conference, then marching to two buildings where at-risk long-term tenants are fighting to get their buildings bought by community non-profits to make them permanently affordable. Then we’ll be going door-to-door and business to business to do mass outreach in the neighborhood.

Come out to take back the Mission. NO ONE GETS PUSHED OUT!

When: Thursday, April 16, 4 PM
Where: 24th & Bryant (southeast corner)

For more info call 415-335-7033 or email sfacce@calorganize.org

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/881545315222339/

 

A 16, Thursday, 6:00pm, Monthly Community Vision Meeting

St. John’s Episcopal Church
1661 15th Street at Julian (entrance on Julian)
SF

Food and childcare provided.

Starting in April, our monthly meetings at St. John’s Church will become focused primarily on the community process to create a vision and plan for development at 16th and Mission that truly serves the needs of the existing community.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/Plaza16Coalition?fref=nf

 

A 16, Thursday, 7:00pm, MISSION TAKES CITY HALL – Planning meeting

Redstone Building, Room 302
2940 16th Street at Capp

Plaza 16 is joining with Our Mission No Eviction, Calle 24 Latino Cultural District, ACCE and many other groups and residents from across the Mission District and the City, to plan a major event and action on Friday, May 8. We will need everyone’s help to make this event a big success. Bring your ideas to our next meeting this Thursday.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/Plaza16Coalition?fref=nf

 

A 16, Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, State of the City Forum, 2015: Community safety, policing and gentrification

Modern Times Bookstore
2919 – 24th Street
SF

Our monthly panel on gentrification issues focuses on matters of community safety and other concerns related to policing in the Mission district and gentrification citywide.
Panelists to be announced soon.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/350594741805993/

 

Friday, April 17

A 17, Friday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Round Table Discussion Re-Visions: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence – Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day

Uptown Body and Fender
401 26th St,
Oakland, California 94612

Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC), Art Forces,
Eastside Arts Alliance and Critical Resistance present:
ReVisions:
Black and Brown Resisting State Violence
Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day
Round table discussion and art exhibit on April 17th, Palestinian Prisoners Day.

6pm Open Gallery and Screenprinting
7pm Round Table Discussion

Speakers:
Rachel Herzing
Liz Derias, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
Sagnicthe Salazar, Xicana Moratorium
Rabab Abdulhadi, AMED, Ethnic Studies, SFSU
Kiwi Illafonte, Mass Bass, San Quentin ROOTS program
Akubundu Amazu-Lott, All-African People’s Revolutionary Party, SJSU
Moderated by: Maisha Quint, East Side Arts Alliance

The ReVisions art exhibit and round table discussion draws connections between community struggles and cultures of resistance to challenge state violence, policing and prisons.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/353004408233554/

 

A 17, Friday, 6:30 pm, Sensible Cinema “Last Call To The Oasis” (film)

UU Center
1187 Franklin St (@ Geary Blvd.)
SF

Fresh water, the world’s most precious resource is the subject of this documentary bringing awareness and perspective to earth’s sustainability and our precarious future as a civilization. From California to around the world, we explore the earth’s dependence on water and debunk myths along the way.

Jessica Yu directed and wrote the film and it features Peter Gleick, Jay Famiglietti, Erin Brockovich, and others in a global look at various water issues, contaminants, and Climate Change.

We’ll feature at least one speaker on our water issues and discussion afterwards.

popcorn and other refreshments will also be available.

Free Admission donations appreciated). For more information please contact:

Melvin Starks (415-539-6284) or Larry Danos (415-722-6480)

 

Saturday, April 18

A 18, Saturday, 8:00am, Refinery Healing Walk #1

3 Marina Blvd
Pittsburg

Join Idle No More SF Bay and the Bay Area Refinery Corridor Coalition for the first of four healing walks along the refinery corridor in the Northeast San Francisco Bay.

The walks are led by a sacred Native American staff and Native Americans and others in prayer, followed by those in contemplation and conversation.

8:00 a.m. Water Ceremony & Registration
9:30 a.m. Walk Begins
There are several places along the walk where folks can join the walk.

The walk will end at Martinez Shoreline Park, end of Ferry Street in the City of Martinez, California

NOTE: Walkers can take BART to the Pittsburg/Bay Point Station if possible! We are happy to transport folks arriving on BART to our starting point for the Water Ceremony – and we promise to get you back to the Martinez/North Concord Station at the end of the Healing Walk. If you know you will need to leave before the end of the walk, please arrange your own ride. To ensure we have enough vehicles on standby, please do these two things:

1) RSVP ASAP at bart@bayarearcc.org and include your first names and a contact phone number.
2) On April 18th, arrive by the 7:32 AM train at the latest!

CARPOOL! Having room in your car? Or need a ride to the Walk? Click on the link to find each other: http://www.groupcarpool.com/t/f2md49

Please check the website for important details: http://www.refineryhealingwalks.com/walk1.html

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/436524516506332/

 

A 18, Saturday, 10:00am – 7:00pm, 45th Anniversary Earth Day San Francisco (Endorsed by Action Council)

22nd Street & Mission & Bartlett to Valencia St.
SF

This 45th Anniversary event will feature inspirational speakers from the green movement, Hands on D.I.Y. and Art projects for all ages, spectacular eco fashion shows , a clean energy and electric vehicle showcase, a holistic wellness area, Three stages of Amazing Music and Performance, our eco-kid zone ,scores of proactive green non –profits , earth friendly product exhibitors and lots more !

Contact: orinoco_alicia@hotmai.com (for fliering about the U.S. Conference of Mayors, for AC); and other items not directly related to AC

Info: Indybay for details about “Earth Day”

 

A 18, Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Walk Against Rape

Start: Women’s Building
3543 18th St
SF
 
End: 1:00pm at Potrero del Sol Park
Potrero Ave. & 25th St.
SF

Walk Against Rape is an opportunity for the communities of San Francisco to come together and raise awareness about sexual assault. Statistics show that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 11 men will be raped in their lifetimes, and it is estimated that less than 20% of rapes are reported to the police. The silence and taboo around rape in our society causes survivors to feel isolated and unsupported.
Walk Against Rape is a 3.5 mile walk starting at The Women’s Building at 10:00AM and culminating in a festival at 1:00PM at Potrero del Sol Park (“La Raza Park). Walkers will arrive in the park to find speakers, performances, vendors, prizes for the highest fundraisers, several community organizations who will be offering information and resources, and food and drink.
All proceeds will benefit San Francisco Women Against Rape. SFWAR, San Francisco’s only community based rape crisis center, provides resources, support, advocacy and education to strengthen the work of all individuals, and communities in San Francisco that are responding to, healing from, and struggling to end sexual violence. At SFWAR, we believe that no single individual, organization, foundation, or business alone can stop the epidemic of sexual assault, but by responding as a whole community, we each bring our piece of the solution. We believe that education and community grassroots organizing are key tools to end sexual violence in our society.

Info: www.sfwar.org ; Tel: 415-861-2024

 

A 18, Saturday, 11:00am – 5:00pm, Cesar Chavez Parade & Festival SF – Family Village

24th Street/Treat-Bryant
San Francisco

This is a grassroots organized event!

All invited, family friendly.

If you are interested in participating in the Cesar Chavez Parade & Festival SF – Family Village

For more information on Family Village please contact: Martina Ayala

CALL FOR:

Children/Youth/Family – Entertainment/PERFORMERS

Local non-profit organization information booths that serve children, youth and their families.

Children Activity Hosts

https://www.facebook.com/events/558574220951440/561844963957699/

 

A 18, Saturday & A 19 Sunday, 99RISE – Online DNA Basic Training ~ Register Now!! (Training Dates: 4/18 & 4/19)

4/18-19, 10am-130pm, wherever there’s Internet.

In the wake of wave after wave of Supreme Court disruptions that have brought the issue of U.S. Big money political corruption to the international headlines, 99Rise is building it’s grassroots network of leaders for a massive summer campaign of nonviolent resistance. Be a part of this training where you’ll learn more about the unique “DNA” of 99Rise, including our theory of social change relational organizing techniques built on decades of tradition.

Space is limited, so sign up at the link below today to reserve your spot!

Bay Area Contact: Tye: 510-681-8722 (for possibility to do training over one computer)

To Register: http://www.99rise.org/online_training or

For more info, contact CurtRies@gmail.com

 

Sunday, April 19

A 19, Sunday, 12 Noon, Rally & Speak-Out, International Day of Solidarity with Venezuela

24th Street & Mission
SF

An International Day of Solidarity with Venezuela has been called to let Washington know that the Bolivarian Revolution is not alone. Bring signs, banners

Info: info.balasc@gmail.com |

 

Monday, April 20

A 20, Monday, 6:00pm, NOTICE of NEIGHBORHOOD OPEN HOUSE FOR PROPOSED PROJECT at 600 S. Van Ness

Mission Language & Vocational School
2929 19th St. @ Florida
SF

ALERT

Plaza 16 put out a call to action last week to demand a public meeting to inform the public about a market-rate/luxury-priced development proposed for 17th and South Van Ness. The developers have now announced a public meeting with a mere 5-day lead time.

This project would have ZERO affordable units on-site and has terribly vague plans for off-site affordable units. We need to let these developers and the Planning Commission know that the Mission needs no more luxury-priced units. We need truly affordable housing.

Please attend the meeting on Monday and/or email the Planning Department, Planning Commission and the developers.

John.Rahaim@sfgov.org, brittany.bendix@sfgov.org, michael@leavittarchitecture.com, svettel@fbm.com, cwu.planning@gmail.com, planning@rodneyfong.com, wordweaver21@aol.com, christine.d.johnson@sfgov.org, richhillissf@yahoo.com, mooreurban@aol.com, dennis.richards@sfgov.org, david.campos@sfgov.org

Details of proposal: https://www.facebook.com/Plaza16Coalition?fref=nf

 

Tuesday, April 21

A 21, Tuesday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Save the E12th Parcel for the People! Speak out!

Oakland City Hall – Council Meeting
Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland

In the midst of a housing affordability crisis in Oakland, the City is proposing to sell publicly owned land to create a 24 story, 300 unit luxury high-rise apartment tower right by Lake Merritt, where the median rent will be 3k per month. The development will have no affordable units and no real community benefits. The property is on E12th and 1st Ave street, right by the new pedestrian bridge at the end of Lake Merritt.

Long-time residents are being pushed out of Oakland every day because of skyrocketing housing costs. The city’s number one priority right now should be figuring out how to make it possible for working families to stay in Oakland – not developing luxury high rises for the rich that are just going to raise rents and exacerbate displacement.

April 21st come to City Council meeting to speak out against gentrification in Oakland and for affordable housing!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/887623774635861/

 

A 21, Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Treasure Island – Restoration Advisory Board Meeting (What Navy is doing regarding cleanup etc)

Casa de la Vista
Treasure Island, Building 191
SF

This is a meeting hosted by the Navy’s – Environmental Restoration Advisory Board on what it is doing / not doing regarding the clean up of toxics on Treasure Island. It’s a community meeting.

Agenda: TI_RAB_agenda176_final.pdf

Info: TIHN2012@ymail.com (not associated with the Navy – but is a resident on TI)

 

A 21, Tuesday & A 22, Wednesday, Occupy The Farm at San Francisco’s Roxie April 21 and Earth Day! April 22

Roxie Theater
3117 16th St
SF

The San Francisco Urban Agriculture Alliance and the Roxie present “Occupy The Farm” Tuesday April 21 and Wed. Earth Day! April 22. This is a very special screening since Earth Day! is the anniversary of the original action by Occupy the Farm . The film tells the story of 200 urban farmers who walk onto a publicly owned research farm in the East Bay, and plant 2 acres of crops in order to save the land from becoming a real-estate development. The Village Voice calls the film, “Riveting from the start.” Screening will be followed by Q&A with the filmmaker Todd Darling and with Ashoka Finley, one of the organizers of Occupy The Farm.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/908359322561138/

 

Wednesday, April 22

A 22, Wednesday, 6:30pm, Protection, Justice, and Compensation

Omni Commons
La commune Bookstore & Café
4799 Shattuck (nr. 48th St.
Oakland

Compensation for rape or other violent crimes is crucial to recovery, yet many victims are denied it.

In 2013 a campaign spearheaded by US PROStitutes Collective, with key support from other sex worker organizations and women’s and prisoners rights campaigners, pushed the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) to drop a discriminatory regulation that denied compensation to sex workers for involvement in the crime of prostitution. Sex workers who are victims of rape, sexual assault or had suffered domestic violence can now get compensation.

· Compensation is still denied to victims who have suffered other violence, or who are prisoners or formerly incarcerated people (FIPs).

· ¨A “cooperation with police” requirement is a further obstacle to compensation, particularly for immigrants and people of color, and any who fear retaliation, deportation, and/or police racism or other bias.

· Similar criminalization and discrimination exists in other countries, and we are campaigning together internationally against this

Speakers:

-Linda Evans, All of Us or None – the impact of compensation programs on prisoners and FIPs.

-Nina Lopez, English Collective of Prostitutes and Legal Action for Women, UK – opposing criminalization based on the ‘Swedish model’; the use of anti-trafficking laws to target sex workers & immigrants.

-Margaret Prescod, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders – fighting for justice over the murders of 100 Black women in South Central LA, dismissed by law enforcement as “no humans involved.”

-Rachel West, US PROStitutes Collective – what’s next in the struggle for compensation

Info: 415-626-4114

 

Thursday, April 23

A 23, Thursday, 6:00pm, “Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories” w/ auth Hilary Klein SF Book Launch / Presentación de Libro: “Compañeras”

Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics
518 Valencia St
SF

EVENTO BILINGUE :: BILINGUAL EVENT
(Abajo sigue el anuncio en español)

Doors 6:00 pm, Program at 7:00 pm
***WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE***

Join The Center for Political Education and Chiapas Support Committee for the Bay Area book launch of “Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories” and an exhibit of tapestries from the Zapantera Negra art project.

Author Hilary Klein will read from her book and participate in a panel discussion with Tere Almaguer, an organizer with PODER (SF) for 14 years, and Caleb Duarte, curator of the Zapantera Negra project. The panel will be moderated by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. The event will open up with cultural offerings from Francisco Herrera and Erika Vivianna Céspedes.

“Compañeras” is the untold story of women’s involvement in the Zapatista movement, the indigenous rebellion that has inspired grassroots activists around the world for over two decades. With a foreword by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, “Compañeras” is required reading for anyone interested in women’s rights, social and economic justice, or grassroots resistance to global capitalism.

The Zapantera Negra project is a multimedia exploration of the artistic and political connections between the Black Panther Party and the Zapatista movements. A collection of tapestries made by Zapatista embroidery collectives that merge and exchange Black Panther imagery with that of the Zapatista movement will be on display.
Suggested Donation of $5-$10 at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1610898959130501/

 

Friday, April 24

A 24, Friday, 12:00 Noon – 1:30pm, Stand with the Women from the Rana Garment Factory, Bangladesh Fire

The North Face
180 Post St. @ Grant Ave.
SF

Short march to Zara (250 Post) and Walmart Board member Marissa Mayer’s Four Seasons Penthouse (757 Market)
Help  launch the US Chapter of the World March of Women!

Stand with the Women from the Rana Garment Factory Fire
This action will also serve as the launch of the US Chapter of the WMW and will be part of actions in 10-15 other cities in the US at the same time.

On April 24, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance members from around the country will take part in a global 24-hour feminist action by the World March of Women remembering the 1,138 people- mostly women – who died in the notorious garment factory collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh on April 24, 2013. To date, it is the deadliest disaster in the history of the garment industry worldwide, in a factory that made clothing for U.S., Canadian and European clothing labels and retailers, like Walmart, Children’s Place, North Face/VF Corporation and others.

Request:

Will you stand with us and the women from the Rana factory fire and collapse demanding reparations from this fire, and safety standards moving forward? Letter / Petition below at “Click Here”:
Click Here to send a message to Jane Elfers, CEO of The Children’s Place, and Eric Wiseman, CEO of VF Corporation. Click HERE for the list of demands and WHY we are making those demands.

#ReclaimingFeminisms @ggjalliance@CausaJusta1

 

Saturday, April 25

A 25, Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, SF Tenants Rights Fair 2015: Knowledge is Power!

Tenderloin Neighborhood School,
627 Turk St
SF

Knowledge is Power: How to Stay in Your Home-
A day of workshops and information for tenants across SF. Workshops will be in English, Spanish and Cantonese.

Workshop focus: Eviction Free SF will be doing a workshop on “Beating your Ellis Act or other eviction using direct action” where you can learn the steps other tenants have used to fight their eviction.

Sponsor: SF Anti-Displacement Coalition

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/337374659792319/

16
Apr

Action Alert – NO FAST TRACK of TPP (legisl. 2/16/15

ACTION ALERT

NO

FAST TRACK

On The

Trans- Pacific Partnership

(TPP)

Tell Congress to Oppose – Just-Reintroduced Fast Track Legislation!

UPDATE: Representative Ryan and Senator Hatch just introduced the Ryan-Hatch Bill to the House of Representatives.

The Ryan-Hatch bill contains the same flawed Fast Track process found in last year’s failed Camp-Baucus-Hatch legislation, allowing controversial policy proposals to be rushed through Congress, circumventing ordinary review, amendment and debate procedures. Both Democrats, Republicans and President Obama are trying “FAST TRACK the TPP”

The TPP is still shrouded in secrecy, having been devised by representatives of some of the world’s largest corporations. It would confer unprecedented power to transnational corporations, which 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 profit.

Oppose Representative Ryan and Senator Hatch’s “Fast Track” legislation — the so-called “Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015.”

CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE

~TOLL FREE ~

1-888-966-9836

Senators

Senator Feinstein:

Washington, DC: 202 – 224-3841

San Francisco: 415 – 393-0707

Senator Boxer:

Washington, DC: 202 – 224-3553

Oakland: 510 – 286-8537

Click Below to Send a Prepared Email Letter:

Tell Congress to Oppose Just-Reintroduced Fast Track Legislation

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.

Other terms used:

1) Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
2) Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP)
3) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA )
4) Trade In Services Agreement (TISA).

Videos:

by Brass Check http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/27951.html (3 min. long)

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

13
Apr

ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ April 13, 2015

Tuesday, April 14

A 14, Tuesday, 9:00am – 9:30am, Shut-Down the Sale of Public Housing to Non-Profiteers & Housing Devil-opers (Emergency Press Conf.)

San Francisco City Hall
1 Carleton B. Goodlett Place
SF

On Shut it Down Day- Let’s Start by Shutting Down the RAD Program-which is leading to the forced Out-Migration of Poor, Black, Brown & Disabled Elders and Families From San Francisco

On Tues April 14th The SF Board of Supes at the request of the poltrickster Mayor Ed Lie- will be voting to sell off the first 14 of a list of hundreds of public housing buildings that house poor elders and families.

Join us for an emergency press conference and then after the press conference us poor youth and elders who will be impacted by the lie of RAD will visit the Board supervisors.

Demand that the SF Board of Supes Stop Selling off ALL the Last Remaining Poor People Housing (Public Housing) in San Francisco to Private Devil-opers and Non-profiteers who make money off the backs of poor people while supposedly “Advocating” for us

RAD Fact Sheet

1. San Francisco is essentially selling (“long-term leasing” for 99 year leases) most of its public housing to private developers

2. People who live in the buildings will be displaced as part of this “housing reform.” It is supposed to be a temporary relocation, but no one has said where people are supposed to go.

3. TODAY the Board of Supervisors is voting on whether or not to advance this forward.
4. This vote today affects you if you live in 25 Sanchez, 462 Duboce, 255 Sanchez, 1150 Scott, 939-950 Eddy, 1880 Pine, 100 Appleton, 255 Woodside, 990 Pacific, 227 Bay, 1068 Oakdale/798 Jerrold, 345 Arguello, 491 31st Ave, 666 Ellis or 430 Turk.

5. This is just the first stage, there are more buildings that will be affected as this continues.
6. This is called “Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds” On the Board of Supervisors agenda for April 14, 2015 (items 10-23).

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1585633711708616/

 

A 14, Tuesday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, #SHUTDOWNCITYHALL for #BLACK LIVES MATTER

SF City Hall
1 Carleton B Goodlett
SF

April 14th is A NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION.
WE ALL WALK OUT. No Work. No School.

The Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community group, in collaboration with Black Lives Matter, wants to take the opportunity to #SHUTDOWNCITYHALL and hold the City of San Francisco (and furthermore the Bay Area) accountable for the consistent indifference towards issues of education, poverty, gentrification, police brutality and mass incarceration in black communities.

Make them hear our voices! We will not go! We will not be silenced!

JOIN US & FIGHT to end systemic racism and discrimination, police brutality and economic disparities.

#NOJUSTICENOPEACE
#BLACKLIVESMATTER
#SHUTITDOWN

http://www.yearofresistance.com/

Info / RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/1550000398605184/

 

A 14, Tuesday 12 Noon, Shut Down April 14 – Murder by Police! (Other Events in Bay Area)

Every single day, someone’s brother or sister, son or daughter, father or mother, is killed by police in this country. The officer involved almost never faces charges, let alone conviction and prison. A powerful movement took to the streets last autumn that inspired milions of us, but it was met by arrests and empty promises of investigations that led nowhere. And the killing continues. Now what will we do?

Gathering Points for April 14 Actions:

Oakland – 1 PM, Oscar Grant Corner, 14th and Broadway

UC Berkeley – 11:30 AM, Sproul Plaza

Mills College – 12 noon @ the Meadow

San Francisco – 12 noon, 24th and Mission St.

San Jose – 12 noon, 8th/San Salvador, March to San Jose City Hall

Stockton – 12:30 PM, Pacific Ave and March Lane

Walk out of school and work! No business as usual as long as business as usual in the U.S. is police murder of Black & Brown people!

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1424056387895070/

Info: sf@worldcantwait.net 415.864.5153 http://www.sfbaycantwait.net

 

A 14, Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Mission Nightwalks –

Start: from City Church/La Iglesia Presbiteriana,
23rd Street and Capp
SF

We Care. Stop the Violence. Whether it’s 14 year old Rashawn Williams stabbed to death in our neighborhood or Alex Nieto, killed by the SFPD, too many of our neighbors have been killed or injured, or sent to prison.

The Mission District Faith Communities come together twice a month to walk the streets where violence has occurred. The stop to listen to stories from their neighbors, families of those killed .

In the walks they hope to bring comfort and a challenge, too uproot the causes of the violence, whether done by individuals, gangs or law enforcement.

Info: http://www.missionnightwalks.org/

 

Wednesday, April 15 (Income Tax Day!)

A 15, Wednesday 6:00am, National Day of Action: FIGHT FOR 15

24th & Mission
SF

On April 15th, join us to kick off the historic Fight for $15 & a Union national day of action at 6am at Mission and 24th Street. SF! April15.or

Our communities are standing up with workers from fast food, childcare, home health care, security, and across our low-wage economy to declare that April 15 would be a turning point. This is now a movement for economic and racial justice; too big, loud, and powerful to ignore.

We’re joining with the striking fast food workers fighting for $15 an hour and union rights at MASSIVE national rallies across the country.
Big companies like McDonald’s are making billions—while middle class and working Americans struggle to pay our rent and support our families. Frankly, it’s wrong.

That’s why, in just two weeks, we’re standing up for fair pay for all.

It’s time for McDonald’s and poverty-pay companies across the country to guarantee good pay for every hard-working employee.

Sponsor: SEIU Local 1021

Info: https://www.facebook.com/SEIU1021

 

A 15, Wednesday, 8:00am – 6:00pm, Hop on the Bus: Boycott Sprouts & Fight for Fifteen

Oakland, Richmond, San Rafael, Berkeley

Sprouts is known for their low pay, labor violations and union-busting. Across the country, fast food and minimum wage workers are standing up and speaking out for their rights. On 4/15, we are shutting down Sprouts to protest their paving of historic farmland at the Gill Tract, and to stand with workers across the country demanding $15 and a Union.

Join us on April 15th, as we protest the paving of historic farmland at the opening of a new Sprouts in San Rafael – sandwiched in the middle of a DAY OF ACTIONS in solidarity with the Nationwide Fight for Fifteen.

Hop on the bus to join us throughout the day as we travel from Oakland to San Rafael and back to Berkeley!

More information about why Occupy the Farm is calling for a national boycott of Sprouts “Farmers Market”: www.BoycottSprouts.com

Sponsor: Occupy the Farm

Info / Bus info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/449378795231349/

 

A 15, Wednesday, 12 Noon, Fight for $15, the Right to a Union and Justice

Millennium Tower,
301 Mission,
(between Beale and Fremont)
SF

Workers for Preferred Building Services in SF have been paid the minimum wage, and sometimes less for work doing heavy lifting at the risk of serious injury. They’ve experienced injuries on the job without workers compensation; abusive and unsafe working conditions; no paid sick days as required under SF law; sexual harassment, and arbitrary cuts in working hours. When they picketed outside the offices of KGO radio which they cleaned, they were fired.

Join them for a global day of action for all low wage workers who are fighting for a living wage and the right to organize. More 33 different countries will be taking to the streets to say that exploitation of low wage workers needs to stop now!

San Francisco Living Wage Coalition and Janitors Local 87 SEIU

Info: 415-863-1225, sflivingwage@riseup.net

 

A 15, Wednesday, 3:00pm, Fight for 15 March & Rally

Telegraph & Bancroft
Berkeley

On April 15, join the Fight for $15 and be part of the largest low-wage worker protests in modern American history.

There is a crisis in America. Working families have endured decades of stagnant incomes. We are increasingly forced to choose between keeping a roof over our heads, paying our bills or feeding our kids.

Meanwhile, the corporations we work for have record profits and their executives earn ever-increasing salaries.

On April 15, here in the Bay Area, families, workers, people of faith, students, artists, leaders, and community supporters will be taking to the streets to say that “We won’t stand for this.”

Sponsor: East Bay Fast Food Workers

Info / RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/934131229960644/

 

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

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

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

and others for our weekly PEACE VIGIL at the huge PEACE banner

This week’s theme is: Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Feel free to bring your own signage, photos, flyers

Additional signs and flyers provided.

Stand (or sit) with us and the huge PEACE banner.

Everyone welcome!

NO to DRONES

NO MORE WARS!

STOP the BOMBING of YEMEN!

 

A 15, Wednesday, 7:00pm-10:00pm, Bilin Popular Resistance with Iyad Burnat

18553 Mission Blvd
Hayward, CA

Iyad Burnat is coming from Palestine touring the US to educate the American public about the Palestinian popular resistance especially in the village of Bilin. He will share with us his village’s experience and his own experience through slides show and videos of popular resistance. Sweets and beverages will be served. everyone is welcomed and it is free.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1452751315016493/

 

A 15, Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting

Eastside Arts Center
2277 International Blvd
Oakland

Monthly APTP meeting, held on every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

The Anti Police-Terror Project is a project of the ONYX ORGANIZING COMMITTEE that in coalition with other organizations like The Alan Blueford Center For Justice, Idriss Stelley Foundation, Workers World and Healthy Hoodz, is working to develop a replicable and sustainable model to end police terrorism in this country.

We are led by the most impacted communities but are a multi-racial, mutil-generational coalition.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/673222559491194/

 

Thursday, April 16

A 16, Thursday, 4:00pm, Eviction-Free Zone Community Launch: Press Conference, Action and Mass Outreach Day

24th & Bryant St.
SF

The first two months of this year alone saw as many as 50 eviction filings in the Mission, which has already been decimated by this housing crisis. So we’re taking back our neighborhood! Come out for the kick-off event to the Eviction-Free Zone in the heart of the Mission.

We’ll be holding a press conference, then marching to two buildings where at-risk long-term tenants are fighting to get their buildings bought by community non-profits to make them permanently affordable. Then we’ll be going door-to-door and business to business to do mass outreach in the neighborhood.

Come out to take back the Mission. NO ONE GETS PUSHED OUT!

When: Thursday, April 16, 4 PM
Where: 24th & Bryant (southeast corner)

For more info call 415-335-7033 or email sfacce@calorganize.org

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/881545315222339/

 

A 16, Thursday, 6:00pm, Monthly Community Vision Meeting

St. John’s Episcopal Church
1661 15th Street at Julian (entrance on Julian)
SF

Food and childcare provided.

Starting in April, our monthly meetings at St. John’s Church will become focused primarily on the community process to create a vision and plan for development at 16th and Mission that truly serves the needs of the existing community.

 

A 16, Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, State of the City Forum, 2015: Community safety, policing and gentrification

Modern Times Bookstore
2919 – 24th Street
SF

Our monthly panel on gentrification issues focuses on matters of community safety and other concerns related to policing in the Mission district and gentrification citywide.
Panelists to be announced soon.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/350594741805993/

 

Friday, April 17

A 17, Friday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Round Table Discussion Re-Visions: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence – Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day

Uptown Body and Fender
401 26th St,
Oakland, California 94612

Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC), Art Forces,
Eastside Arts Alliance and Critical Resistance present:
ReVisions:
Black and Brown Resisting State Violence
Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day
Round table discussion and art exhibit on April 17th, Palestinian Prisoners Day.

6pm Open Gallery and Screenprinting
7pm Round Table Discussion

Speakers:
Rachel Herzing
Liz Derias, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
Sagnicthe Salazar, Xicana Moratorium
Rabab Abdulhadi, AMED, Ethnic Studies, SFSU
Kiwi Illafonte, Mass Bass, San Quentin ROOTS program
Akubundu Amazu-Lott, All-African People’s Revolutionary Party, SJSU
Moderated by: Maisha Quint, East Side Arts Alliance

The ReVisions art exhibit and round table discussion draws connections between community struggles and cultures of resistance to challenge state violence, policing and prisons.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/353004408233554/

 

A 17, Friday, 6:30 pm, Sensible Cinema “Last Call To The Oasis” (film)

UU Center
1187 Franklin St (@ Geary Blvd.)
SF

Fresh water, the world’s most precious resource is the subject of this documentary bringing awareness and perspective to earth’s sustainability and our precarious future as a civilization. From California to around the world, we explore the earth’s dependence on water and debunk myths along the way.

Jessica Yu directed and wrote the film and it features Peter Gleick, Jay Famiglietti, Erin Brockovich, and others in a global look at various water issues, contaminants, and Climate Change.

We’ll feature at least one speaker on our water issues and discussion afterwards.

popcorn and other refreshments will also be available.

Free Admission donations appreciated). For more information please contact:

Melvin Starks (415-539-6284) or Larry Danos (415-722-6480)

 

Saturday, April 18

A 18, Saturday, 8:00am, Refinery Healing Walk #1

3 Marina Blvd
Pittsburg

Join Idle No More SF Bay and the Bay Area Refinery Corridor Coalition for the first of four healing walks along the refinery corridor in the Northeast San Francisco Bay.

The walks are led by a sacred Native American staff and Native Americans and others in prayer, followed by those in contemplation and conversation.

8:00 a.m. Water Ceremony & Registration
9:30 a.m. Walk Begins
There are several places along the walk where folks can join the walk.

The walk will end at Martinez Shoreline Park, end of Ferry Street in the City of Martinez, California

NOTE: Walkers can take BART to the Pittsburg/Bay Point Station if possible! We are happy to transport folks arriving on BART to our starting point for the Water Ceremony – and we promise to get you back to the Martinez/North Concord Station at the end of the Healing Walk. If you know you will need to leave before the end of the walk, please arrange your own ride. To ensure we have enough vehicles on standby, please do these two things:

1) RSVP ASAP at bart@bayarearcc.org and include your first names and a contact phone number.
2) On April 18th, arrive by the 7:32 AM train at the latest!

CARPOOL! Having room in your car? Or need a ride to the Walk? Click on the link to find each other: http://www.groupcarpool.com/t/f2md49

Please check the website for important details: http://www.refineryhealingwalks.com/walk1.html

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/436524516506332/

 

A 18, Saturday, 10:00am – 7:00pm, 45th Anniversary Earth Day San Francisco (Endorsed by Action Council)

22nd Street & Mission & Bartlett to Valencia St.
SF

This 45th Anniversary event will feature inspirational speakers from the green movement, Hands on D.I.Y. and Art projects for all ages, spectacular eco fashion shows , a clean energy and electric vehicle showcase, a holistic wellness area, Three stages of Amazing Music and Performance, our eco-kid zone ,scores of proactive green non –profits , earth friendly product exhibitors and lots more !!

Info: Indybay for details

 

A 18, Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Walk Against Rape

Start: Women’s Building
3543 18th St
SF
 
End: 1:00pm at Potrero del Sol Park
Potrero Ave. & 25th St.
SF

Walk Against Rape is an opportunity for the communities of San Francisco to come together and raise awareness about sexual assault. Statistics show that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 11 men will be raped in their lifetimes, and it is estimated that less than 20% of rapes are reported to the police. The silence and taboo around rape in our society causes survivors to feel isolated and unsupported.
Walk Against Rape is a 3.5 mile walk starting at The Women’s Building at 10:00AM and culminating in a festival at 1:00PM at Potrero del Sol Park (“La Raza Park). Walkers will arrive in the park to find speakers, performances, vendors, prizes for the highest fundraisers, several community organizations who will be offering information and resources, and food and drink.
All proceeds will benefit San Francisco Women Against Rape. SFWAR, San Francisco’s only community based rape crisis center, provides resources, support, advocacy and education to strengthen the work of all individuals, and communities in San Francisco that are responding to, healing from, and struggling to end sexual violence. At SFWAR, we believe that no single individual, organization, foundation, or business alone can stop the epidemic of sexual assault, but by responding as a whole community, we each bring our piece of the solution. We believe that education and community grassroots organizing are key tools to end sexual violence in our society.

Info: www.sfwar.org ; Tel: 415-861-2024

 

A 18, Saturday, 11:00am – 5:00pm, Cesar Chavez Parade & Festival SF – Family Village

24th Street/Treat-Bryant
San Francisco

This is a grassroots organized event!

All invited, family friendly.

If you are interested in participating in the Cesar Chavez Parade & Festival SF – Family Village

For more information on Family Village please contact: Martina Ayala

CALL FOR:

Children/Youth/Family – Entertainment/PERFORMERS

Local non-profit organization information booths that serve children, youth and their families.

Children Activity Hosts

https://www.facebook.com/events/558574220951440/561844963957699/

 

A 18, Saturday & A 19 Sunday, 99RISE – Online DNA Basic Training ~ Register Now!! (Training Dates: 4/18 & 4/19)

4/18-19, 10am-130pm, wherever there’s Internet.

In the wake of wave after wave of Supreme Court disruptions that have brought the issue of U.S. Big money political corruption to the international headlines, 99Rise is building it’s grassroots network of leaders for a massive summer campaign of nonviolent resistance. Be a part of this training where you’ll learn more about the unique “DNA” of 99Rise, including our theory of social change relational organizing techniques built on decades of tradition.

Space is limited, so sign up at the link below today to reserve your spot! Bay Area Contact: Tye: 510-681-8722 (for possibility to do training over one computer)

To Register: http://www.99rise.org/online_training or

For more info, contact CurtRies@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, April 21

A 21, Tuesday & A 22, Wednesday, Occupy The Farm at San Francisco’s Roxie April 21 and Earth Day! April 22

Roxie Theater
3117 16th St
SF

The San Francisco Urban Agriculture Alliance and the Roxie present “Occupy The Farm” Tuesday April 21 and Wed. Earth Day! April 22. This is a very special screening since Earth Day! is the anniversary of the original action by Occupy the Farm . The film tells the story of 200 urban farmers who walk onto a publicly owned research farm in the East Bay, and plant 2 acres of crops in order to save the land from becoming a real-estate development. The Village Voice calls the film, “Riveting from the start.” Screening will be followed by Q&A with the filmmaker Todd Darling and with Ashoka Finley, one of the organizers of Occupy The Farm.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/908359322561138/

13
Apr

ACTION ALERT ~ Diplomacy Over War with IRAN

Action Alert

Support Diplomacy Over War with IRAN

CALL your U.S. Senators Tomorrow!

Urge them to support diplomacy over war with Iran: Oppose S. 615 Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act

Complimentary Capitol Switchboard number provided by the Friends Committee on National Legislation:

1-855-686-6927

Your call is needed to ensure that a diplomatic solution to the conflict with Iran will not be thwarted.

The immediate danger is S. 615, the Iran Nuclear Review Act, authored by Senator Corker, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. This bill provides for Congressional review of the final document, allowing for a joint resolution that would bar any statutory sanctions relief. If this resolution passes, the prospect for any final agreement disappears.

Let Them Know:

· You support the Nuclear Framework Agreement with Iran

· You strongly oppose S. 615 or any Congressional effort to de-rail diplomacy

· You believe that as our elected officials, they should oppose the Israeli interference with our national security policy.

· They should be advocating for negotiations on a Nuclear Weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East.

For text and co-sponsors: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/615/titles

Resources: : Win Without War; UFPJ & UMC – GBCS

10
Apr

ANNOUNCEMENTS 4/10/2015

All are welcome to help plan for creative actions around the U.S. Conference of Mayors – we can make a difference!!

Occupy SF

~ ACTION COUNCIL ~

Next Meeting

Sunday, April 12, 2015

2:00pm – 4:00pm

UNITE / HERE (Local 2)

215 Golden Gate Ave

(Nr. Civic Center BART)

San Francisco

 

Friday, April 10

A 10, Friday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, #MumiaMustLive – National Day to Stand Up for Mumia Abu Jamal

Oakland Federal Bldg
1301 Clay St
Oakland

Support the call for a national day of action to save Mumia Abu Jamal from execution by medical neglect for Friday, April 10.

SAVE THE LIFE OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL!

STOP HIS EXECUTION BY MEDICAL NEGLECT!
Stopped from carrying out the death penalty against Mumia Abu-Jamal by a worldwide movement that spanned three decades, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has been attempting over the past three months to execute him by medical neglect.

On March 30, Abu-Jamal was rushed, unconscious, to the Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Pa., suffering from diabetic shock, with a dangerously high blood sugar level of 779. After just two days of treatment in the hospital’s ICU, on April 1, Abu-Jamal was returned to the prison infirmary at SCI Mahanoy in Frackville, Pa., into the hands of the same doctors whose medical neglect and mistreatment nearly killed him.

Prison officials initially denied visits by family members, supporters and Abu-Jamal’s attorneys and only backed down after receiving thousands of calls.

We are demanding that the state of Pennsylvania cease and desist in their attempts to murder political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal:

●Allow daily visits by Mumia’s family, friends and attorneys. Their support and protection at this time of vulnerability should not be restricted.

●Allow Mumia’s choice of specialist doctors to examine and schedule treatment for him — NOW. Neither the prison staff at SCI Mahanoy nor the Schuylkill Medical Center has a diabetes specialist. There is precedent in Pennsylvania for this. Prisoner John E. du Pont, an heir to the du Pont chemical fortune, was allowed care by private doctors during imprisonment. Mumia deserves the same.

●Release Mumia’s medical records to his attorneys.

●Allow a full investigation of prison health care in Pennsylvania.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/645589895584877/645992552211278/

 

A 10, Friday, 7:00pm, Hear Palestinian Non-Violent Activist Iyad Burnat of Bil’in

World Affairs Council
312 Sutter St., Suite 200
SF

Iyad Burnat is the coordinator of the Popular Committee in Bil’in, Palestine, a small farming village 7 miles wes of Ramallah in the occupied Wes Bank. For 10 years Iyad and the Popular Committee have organized weekly demonstrations against the illegal Israeli “Wall” that has taken their farmland, olive trees and livelihood.

His brother filmed the Acadamy Awards’ documentary “FIVE BROKEN CAMERAS”, that recored the village resistance to Israel’s brutal oppression. The village has had several deaths and many severe permanent injuries. This past summer Iyad’s 15 year old son was shot in the leg by an Israeli military sniper, severing a nerve and he is now requiring ongoing medical care.

Iyad will describe what life is like under Israeli occupation, his village’s ongoing struggle for justice, human rights and freedom. Photos and video will accompany the presentation.

Info: http://www.jvp-bayarea.org

 

A 10, Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, The Burden Carried by African American Men with Dr. Cornel West

Nourse Auditorium
275 Hayes St
SF

One of America’s most provocative public intellectuals, Dr. Cornel West has been a champion for racial justice since childhood. His writing, speaking, and teaching weave together the traditions of the Black Baptist Church, progressive politics, and jazz. The New York Times has praised his “ferocious moral vision.” Currently the Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton, West burst onto the national scene in 1993 with his best-selling book, Race Matters, a searing analysis of racism in American democracy. Race Matters has become a contemporary classic, selling more than half a million copies to date.

Ticket info: http://www.cityboxoffice.com/ordertickets.asp?p=7532&backurl=%2Fdefault.asp%3FSearchMonth%3D%26monthsubmit%3D%26SearchText%3D%26Go.x%3D%26Go.y%3D%26pg%3D1%23abc

 

Saturday, April 11

A 11, Saturday, 12 Noon, Emergency Protest: Mumia’s Life in Danger! No Execution by Medical Default!

Oakland Federal Bldg.
1301 Clay Street, Oakland (near downtown Oakland Bart)
Oakland

Update – 4/9/2015. Mumia is in the prison infirmary. His blood sugars remain high in the 300’s (normal is around 90 – 110)

Last week Mumia went into diabetic coma with a blood glucose over 700. (He has not previously been diagnosed as being diabetic) Now he is in the 300’s. He was transferred to an ICU but is now back in prison.

Prison officials have refused to allow expert medical doctors in the field of diabetes to care for him, this amounts to criminal neglect. Just last week this neglect came close, within minutes, to ending Mumia’s life.

Call Mahoney Prison Superintendent John Kerestes (570-773-2158 Ext. 8102) – demand that Mumia’s family and legal team be allowed to bring in expert endocrinologist to care for Mumia. SAY YOU ARE CALLING ABOUT PRISONER WESLEY COOK, #AM8335

Pennsylvania Secretary of Department of Corrections Director John Wetzel: 717-728-4109 or Ra-crpadocsecretary@pa.gov

Info: Jeff Mackler and Laura Herrera, Co-coordinators, Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

510-268-9429 jmackler@lmi.net

 

A 11, Saturday, 3:30pm, Campaigning for Healthcare for the Undocumented

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

Speaker:

Rose Auguste: Northern California Regional Organizer for Health Access. She holds a dual degree in Political Science and Africana Studies from Binghamton University.

On December 1, 2014 Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) introduced SB 4 – the Health for All Act of 2015, to expand access to health care coverage for all Californians, regardless of immigration status. The bill continues the Senator’s efforts to address the exclusion of undocumented Californians from the state’s health care exchange.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) specifically excluded undocumented immigrants from insurance coverage provided through the health care exchange known as Covered California. Because of that, over a million undocumented residents lack access to affordable coverage in California. Access to preventive care keeps people healthier by providing regular check-ups and screenings, and early diagnosis of health problems ensures those problems can be treated before they become overly expensive.

Reminder – Register for Monday’s 4/13 Bus to Sacramento (see schedule under Monday’s announcement)

Sponsored by Single Payer Now

Info & to reserve a seat on the bus: 415-695-7891

 

A 11, Saturday, 6:30pm, Vigil for Guadalupe Manzo-Ochoa

98th Ave. & Bancroft
Oakland

On December 7th, young mother Guadalupe Manzo-Ochoa was shot and killed by San Leandro Police in Oakland.

Authorities have yet to release the coroner and police reports of the shooting.

This vigil is a space for ‘Lupe’s friends, family, and community to heal and share memories as well as come together to publicly mourn the loss of a young mother.

Women of color, immigrant woman, and poor women are targeted, profiled, and victimized by police at alarming rates.

The last two victims of police shootings in Oakland were mothers of color, gunned down in residential communities, who left children behind.

‘Lupe’s family invites everyone who supports an end to police violence against women of color and all people to come out on the 11th, bring candles and flowers and share our collective strength to push for justice for Lupe and all of other lives lost to police brutality

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1419873708318241/

 

Sunday, April 12

A 12, Sunday, 12 Noon, CODEPINK Monthly Golden Gate Bridge Peace Walk

Noon: Gather at the SF or Marin side of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge to process and converge in the middle!

Parking lots on all four corners.

1:00pm: Closing circle, rally, singing, and treat sharing on SF side after the bridge walk

NOT ONE MORE COFFIN, NOT ONE MORE COUNTRY!

Had enough of War and more War?

Under President Obama, U.S. “military intervention” has expanded into at least seven countries. Most recently we are supplying Saudi Arabia with billions of dollars in military aid so that they can do our killing for us in Yemen. At least 74 children have died in just 2 weeks of Saudi bombing. Then there are the millions who have been killed, tens of millions displaced, and tens of millions injured…in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia and elsewhere.

And our dear soldiers suffer too, if not from death or injury, then from PTSD and death by suicide.

Clearly and tragically, WAR IS NOT WORKING, except for the war profiteers!

Will you join us? Wear black to be part of the somber funeral procession, as we carry 7 coffins for the 7 countries who are victims of this continued bloodshed. White masks will be provided, or come with white face paint or your own mask. Bring drums

PLEASE BRING SIGNS: All peace & justice messages welcome.

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

 

A 12, Sunday, 3:00pm-5:00pm Yuvette Henderson Vigil and March

Extra Space Storage
3406 Hollis St
Emeryville, CA 94608

Vigil and march in loving memory of Yuvette Henderson. All aspects of the action are planned to be peaceful. This event is organized by the Anti-Police Terror Project with permission from the family of Yuvette Henderson. The APTP demands an open and public investigation, while knowing that a fair investigation will never occur if that investigation is left solely in the hands of the police. We have continued to make the following demands:

– Release of the video tapes that contain the shooting or any lead-up to the shooting of Yuvette Henderson
– Leave without pay for Michelle Shepherd and Warren Williams, the officers involved in the killing of Yuvette Henderson, while they are being investigated and, ultimately, the termination of Shepard and Williams from the Emeryville Police Department

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– The immediate return or destruction of all military styled weapons and accessories in the possession of the Emeryville Police Department and specifically the AR-15 rifles, like the one used to murder Justice 4 Yuvette Henderson -AR-15’s are a military-grade, automatic weapon; the same weapon used by the United States military in wars throughout the world.
– An account on what happened to Yuvette while in contact with Home Depot security, an explanation regarding how she sustained the head injury on Home Depot property, and a reason as to why she never saw the paramedics as a result of her head injury.

Sponsor: Anti Police Terror Project

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/816734415071241/

 

Monday, April 13

A 13, Monday, March & Rally for Undocumented Californians Healthcare – (Sacramento)

Reserve a seat on our bus.

Pick-ups at 8am in SF, 8:30am at Ashby BART in Berkeley, and 9:00am in Richmond.

Rally for Single Payer Healthcare and Healthcare for the Undocumented. State Senator Lara has introduced Senate Bill 4 to make undocumented Californians eligible for state healthcare programs.

The rally is being organized by the Healthcare4All Coalition and the All Care Alliance.

Please reserve a seat on the bus by contacting Don Bechler at 415-695-7891 or on his cell phone at 415-810-5826.

The schedule for the day is:

8:00am sharp. Bus leaves SF on Fulton between Hyde & Larkin. Fulton is between the main library and the Asian Art Museum near Civic Center. It is one short block from the Civic Center BART station or you can park in the Civic Center garage.

8:30am. Bus stops at the Ashby BART in Berkeley. It will stop upstairs from the BART station on Adeline on the west side of the street.

9:00am. Bus picks at the Target parking lot in Richmond at 4500 McDonald Road. The bus will pull into in parking lot on 42nd St for pick up.

10:30am. Arrive in Sacramento at the Embassy Suites Hotel where those who want to march a mile to the capitol will disembark.

Bus will continue to state capitol for non-marchers. Some of us will deliver postcards for single payer healthcare to state senators. We are only delivering postcards to legislators. The deliveries are not formal lobby visits.

11:30am to 1pm. Press conference and rally at state capitol.

1:15pm. Board bus for return trip home.

Last drop off in San Francisco should be completed by 3:15pm.

Snacks and water will be provided on the bus.

Box lunches for bus riders will be provided by rally organizers. On the trip home, we will pass the hat to help pay for the bus.

 

Tuesday, April 14

A 14, Tuesday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, #SHUTDOWNCITYHALL for #BLACK LIVES MATTER

SF City Hall
1 Carleton B Goodlett
SF

April 14th is A NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION.
WE ALL WALK OUT. No Work. No School.

The Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community group, in collaboration with Black Lives Matter, wants to take the opportunity to #SHUTDOWNCITYHALL and hold the City of San Francisco (and furthermore the Bay Area) accountable for the consistent indifference towards issues of education, poverty, gentrification, police brutality and mass incarceration in black communities.

Make them hear our voices! We will not go! We will not be silenced!

JOIN US & FIGHT to end systemic racism and discrimination, police brutality and economic disparities.

Spread the word, shut it down!

#NOJUSTICENOPEACE
#BLACKLIVESMATTER
#SHUTITDOWN

http://www.yearofresistance.com/

Info / RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/1550000398605184/

 

A 14, Tuesday 12 Noon, Shut Down April 14 (other events in Bay Area)

Oakland, Stockton, San Francisco

April 14th @[null:#ShutDownA14] National day to “Shut it down,” to stop business as usual, to say NO MORE to the system giving a green light to killer cops, NO MORE police brutality, NO MORE police murder!

OAKLAND: 1PM, Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway

SAN FRANCISCO: 12 Noon, 24th and Mission

STOCKTON: 12:30PM, Pacific Ave and March Lane.

For more events nationwide and more info: @[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vU1RPUE1BU1NJTkNBUkNFUkFUSU9OLk5FVC86Og==:STOPMASSINCARCERATION.NET]

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1424056387895070/

 

Wednesday, April 15 (Income Tax Day!)

A 15, Wednesday 6:00am, National Day of Action: FIGHT FOR 15

24th & Mission
SF

On April 15th, join us to kick off the historic Fight for $15 & a Union national day of action at 6am at Mission and 24th Street. SF! April15.or

Our communities are standing up with workers from fast food, childcare, home health care, security, and across our low-wage economy to declare that April 15 would be a turning point. This is now a movement for economic and racial justice; too big, loud, and powerful to ignore.

We’re joining with the striking fast food workers fighting for $15 an hour and union rights at MASSIVE national rallies across the country.
Big companies like McDonald’s are making billions—while middle class and working Americans struggle to pay our rent and support our families. Frankly, it’s wrong.

That’s why, in just two weeks, we’re standing up for fair pay for all.

It’s time for McDonald’s and poverty-pay companies across the country to guarantee good pay for every hard-working employee.

Sponsor: SEIU Local 1021

Info: https://www.facebook.com/SEIU1021

 

A 15, Wednesday, 8:00am – 6:00pm, Hop on the Bus: Boycott Sprouts & Fight for Fifteen

Oakland, Richmond, San Rafael, Berkeley

Sprouts is known for their low pay, labor violations and union-busting. Across the country, fast food and minimum wage workers are standing up and speaking out for their rights. On 4/15, we are shutting down Sprouts to protest their paving of historic farmland at the Gill Tract, and to stand with workers across the country demanding $15 and a Union.

Join us on April 15th, as we protest the paving of historic farmland at the opening of a new Sprouts in San Rafael – sandwiched in the middle of a DAY OF ACTIONS in solidarity with the Nationwide Fight for Fifteen.

Hop on the bus to join us throughout the day as we travel from Oakland to San Rafael and back to Berkeley!

Tentative Schedule
8am: McDonald’s action in Oakland with Fight for Fifteen! Location TBA
12pm: Sprouts shut down in San Rafael
3pm: Return for Rally & March in Berkeley!

More information about why Occupy the Farm is calling for a national boycott of Sprouts “Farmers Market”: www.BoycottSprouts.com

Sponsor: Occupy the Farm

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/449378795231349/

 

A 15, Wednesday, 12 Noon, Fight for $15, the Right to a Union and Justice

Millennium Tower,
301 Mission,
(between Beale and Fremont)
SF

Workers for Preferred Building Services in SF have been paid the minimum wage, and sometimes less for work doing heavy lifting at the risk of serious injury. They’ve experienced injuries on the job without workers compensation; abusive and unsafe working conditions; no paid sick days as required under SF law; sexual harassment, and arbitrary cuts in working hours. When they picketed outside the offices of KGO radio which they cleaned, they were fired.

Join them for a global day of action for all low wage workers who are fighting for a living wage and the right to organize. More 33 different countries will be taking to the streets to say that exploitation of low wage workers needs to stop now!

San Francisco Living Wage Coalition and Janitors Local 87 SEIU

Info: 415-863-1225, sflivingwage@riseup.net

 

A 15, Wednesday, 3:00pm, Fight for 15 March & Rally

Telegraph & Bancroft
Berkeley

On April 15, join the Fight for $15 and be part of the largest low-wage worker protests in modern American history.

There is a crisis in America. Working families have endured decades of stagnant incomes. We are increasingly forced to choose between keeping a roof over our heads, paying our bills or feeding our kids.

Meanwhile, the corporations we work for have record profits and their executives earn ever-increasing salaries.

On April 15, here in the Bay Area, families, workers, people of faith, students, artists, leaders, and community supporters will be taking to the streets to say that “We won’t stand for this.”

Sponsor: East Bay Fast Food Workers

Info / RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/934131229960644/

 

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

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

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

and others for our weekly PEACE VIGIL at the huge PEACE banner

This week’s theme is: Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Feel free to bring your own signage, photos, flyers

Additional signs and flyers provided.

Stand (or sit) with us and the huge PEACE banner.

Everyone welcome!

NO to DRONES

NO MORE WARS!

STOP the BOMBING of YEMEN!

 

A 15, Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting

Eastside Arts Center
2277 International Blvd
Oakland

Monthly APTP meeting, held on every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

The Anti Police-Terror Project is a project of the ONYX ORGANIZING COMMITTEE that in coalition with other organizations like The Alan Blueford Center For Justice, Idriss Stelley Foundation, Workers World and Healthy Hoodz, is working to develop a replicable and sustainable model to end police terrorism in this country.

We are led by the most impacted communities but are a multi-racial, mutil-generational coalition.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/673222559491194/

 

Thursday, April 16

A 16, Thursday, 4:00pm, Eviction-Free Zone Community Launch: Press Conference, Action and Mass Outreach Day

24th & Bryant St.
SF

The first two months of this year alone saw as many as 50 eviction filings in the Mission, which has already been decimated by this housing crisis. So we’re taking back our neighborhood! Come out for the kick-off event to the Eviction-Free Zone in the heart of the Mission.

We’ll be holding a press conference, then marching to two buildings where at-risk long-term tenants are fighting to get their buildings bought by community non-profits to make them permanently affordable. Then we’ll be going door-to-door and business to business to do mass outreach in the neighborhood.

Come out to take back the Mission. NO ONE GETS PUSHED OUT!

When: Thursday, April 16, 4 PM
Where: 24th & Bryant (southeast corner)

For more info call 415-335-7033 or email sfacce@calorganize.org

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/881545315222339/

 

A 16, Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, State of the City Forum, 2015: Community safety, policing and gentrification

Modern Times Bookstore
2919 – 24th Street
SF

Our monthly panel on gentrification issues focuses on matters of community safety and other concerns related to policing in the Mission district and gentrification citywide.
Panelists to be announced soon.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/350594741805993/

 

Friday, April 17

A 17, Friday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Round Table Discussion Re-Visions: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence – Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day

Uptown Body and Fender
401 26th St,
Oakland, California 94612

Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC), Art Forces,
Eastside Arts Alliance and Critical Resistance present:
ReVisions:
Black and Brown Resisting State Violence
Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day
Round table discussion and art exhibit on April 17th, Palestinian Prisoners Day.

6pm Open Gallery and Screenprinting
7pm Round Table Discussion

Speakers:
Rachel Herzing
Liz Derias, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
Sagnicthe Salazar, Xicana Moratorium
Rabab Abdulhadi, AMED, Ethnic Studies, SFSU
Kiwi Illafonte, Mass Bass, San Quentin ROOTS program
Akubundu Amazu-Lott, All-African People’s Revolutionary Party, SJSU
Moderated by: Maisha Quint, East Side Arts Alliance

The ReVisions art exhibit and round table discussion draws connections between community struggles and cultures of resistance to challenge state violence, policing and prisons.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/353004408233554/

10
Apr

ACTION ALERT -4/10/2015

Action Alert Regarding

MUMIA ABU-JAMAL

CALL

Mahoney Prison Superintendent John Kerestes Tel. 570-773-2158 Ext. 8102

Pennsylvania Secretary of Department of Corrections Director John Wetzel: 717-728-4109 or Ra-crpadocsecretary@pa.gov

SAY YOU ARE CALLING ABOUT PRISONER WESLEY COOK, #AM8335

1. Demand that Mumia’s family and legal team be allowed to bring in an expert endocrinologist of their choice to care for Mumia.

2. Allow daily visits by Mumia’s family, friends and attorneys for support and his protection while he is so vulnerable.

Brief history. March 30th Mumia was admitted to ICU at a hospital in a diabetic coma with a blood sugar of 799 (normal is 90-110) After 2 days he was transferred back to the prison infirmary. As of April 9th his blood sugars remain elevated in the 300’s. Physically he has been jittery and has fallen since being back at the infirmary.

7
Apr

Announcements & Reminders 4/7/2015

All are welcome to help plan for creative actions around the U.S. Conference of Mayors – we all can make a difference!!

Occupy SF

~ ACTION COUNCIL ~

Next Meeting

Sunday, April 12, 2015

2:00pm – 4:00pm

UNITE / HERE (Local 2)

215 Golden Gate Ave

(Nr. Civic Center BART)

San Francisco

Announcements

Tuesday, April 7

A 7, Tuesday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, A Speak Out and Call to Action: Stop Police Brutality and Murder!

UC Berkeley – Multicultural Center
Heast Field Annex D
Berkeley

A Speak Out and Call to Action: Stop Police Brutality and Murder!

Speakers include:

*Wanda Johnson, mother of Oscar Grant, murdered by BART police in Oakland
*Dionne Smith Downs & Carrie Downs, parents of James Rivera, murdered by Stockton police
*Angela Naggie, mother of O’Shaine Evans, murdered by SFPD
*Laurie Valdez, wife of Antonio Guzman Lopez, murdered by SJSU police
*Jonathan Verdugo, President of Latino Pre-Law Society at UC Berkeley, Political Science major
*Carl Dix and Cornel West, via video statement, founders of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network

Sponsored by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network and the Revolution Club, Bay Area

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1557103117911480/

 

A 7, Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:30pmm, Film- Gureombi: The Wind Is Blowing, by sung Bong Cho

East Bay Media Center
1939 Addison St
Berkeley

A documentary film on the anti-naval base struggle on Jeju Island, Korea. Followed by Q&A with actifists Hee Eun Park and Paco Michelson

Local sponsors: Code Pink (EB), East Bay Media Center, HOBAK Oakland Korea Policy Institute, Metta Center, Peaceworkers and Women for Genuine Security. Ecumenical Peace Institute

 

Wednesday, April 8

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

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

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

and others for our weekly PEACE VIGIL at the huge PEACE banner

Feel free to bring your own signage, photos, flyers

Additional signs and flyers provided.

Stand (or sit) with us and the huge PEACE banner.

Everyone welcome!

NO to DRONES

NO MORE WARS!

STOP the BOMBING of YEMEN!

 

A 8, Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Hope Into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite our Fears

The Hillside Club,
2286 Cedar St.
Berkeley

Presented by KPFA Radio, Jewish Voice for Peace and Middle East Children’s Alliance: Penny Rosenwasser will discuss Jewish women choosing justice in the turmoil between Israel and Palestine.

Advance tickets at brownpapertickets.org or supportive indy bookstores in the East Bay.

Event hosted by Cecilie Surasky.

Info: Indybay

 

Thursday, April 9

A 9, Thursday, 12 Noon, Communites United Against FAST TRACK (Sacramento)

Meet at the corner of : Watt Ave and Folsom, Blvd.,
Sacramento

REP. AMI BERA: Protect our Jobs, our Health, our Climate and our Democracy from the Trans Pacific Partnership!

Join a noon-time rally to urge Rep. Ami Bera to vote no on Fast Track / Trade Promotion Authority for the Trans Pacific Partnership. Make our voices heard to end this threat to workers, medicine, climate and our democracy.

Sponsored by: AFL-CIO, Alliance for Democracy, Amalgamated Transit Union
Local 256, American Postal Workers, American River Democrats, Blue Green
Alliance, California Nurses Association, Capital Region Organizing Project,
Center for Policy and Analysis on Trade and Health, Citizens Trade Campaign, College Democrats at Sacramento State, Communication Workers of America, Democratic Party of Sacramento County, Democratic Veterans of Sacramento, Environmental Council of Sacramento, Food and Water Watch, Gamaliel, Green Democrats of Sacramento, IBEW 1245, National Lawyers Guild of Sacramento, Los Rios College Federation of Teachers, SEIU Local 1000, SEIU Local 102, Sierra Club National, Sacramento Central Labor Council, Sacramento Sierra Club, Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom, U.S./Sacramento- Sierra Foothills Branch

Info: Citizens Trade Campaign 510-593-2225 (office)

 

A 9, Thursday, 5:00pm – A 10, Friday, 6:15am, OPPOSE BERKELEY IMPOSING NEW “TIDY HOMELESS” LAWS

Downtown, Berkeley Bart Station
Shattuck Avenue & Center Street
Berkeley

5:00pm to 6:15pm: Meal and Interfaith Service.
6:15pm to 6:15am Night Out Sleeping Vigil in SOLIDARITY with Homeless People.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1619968604905398/

 

A 9, Thursday, 5:15pm, Slumlord Paparazzi: Shut Down Landlord Lawyers Workshop!

482 W. MacArthur Blvd,
Oakland 94609

Infamous pro-eviction attorney duo Bornstein and Bornstein are hosting a “how-to” evict workshop for landlords in Oakland on Thursday .This latest workshop is their first in the East Bay. In San Francisco, anti-gentrification activists have repeatedly disrupted and shut them down due to the Bornstein’s representing landlord’s interests over low-income, people of color in the Bay Area.

On Thursday, we plan to shame landlords who are looking to evict. BRING YOUR CAMERAS! CHARGE YOUR CELLPHONES! WE WANT TO MAKE THESE LANDLORDS INFAMOUS!

Landlords will have to walk through a mass of paparazzi taking their pictures and posting them to social media with the hashtag #slumlordrealness #shameevictors

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/802389906502869/

 

A 9, Thursday – Nationwide Drop-In Day for Net Neutrality – members of Congress are on Recess and Home!

Nancy Pelosi’s office

San Francisco Federal Building, 90 7th Street Suite 2-800
San Francisco, CA 94103

(Click) Sign up here to drop by Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s office this Thursday.

It’s super-easy to participate — you can drop by your representative’s local office any time on Thursday, and the visit itself will take just a few minutes. We’ll email you with all the info you need to make an impact.

(If you’d like to visit a different office, you can look up other locations here.)

In-person actions have been one of our most powerful and effective tactics throughout the fight for real Net Neutrality.

Info: info@freepress.net

 

Friday, April 10

A 10, Friday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, #MumiaMustLive – National Day to Stand Up for Mumia (please check FB site for changes in time and day)

Oakland Federal Bldg
1301 Clay St
Oakland

Support the call for a national day of action to save Mumia Abu Jamal from execution by medical neglect for Friday, April 10.
No medical execution of Mumia!

SAVE THE LIFE OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL!

STOP HIS EXECUTION BY MEDICAL NEGLECT!
Stopped from carrying out the death penalty against Mumia Abu-Jamal by a worldwide movement that spanned three decades, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has been attempting over the past three months to execute him by medical neglect.

On March 30, Abu-Jamal was rushed, unconscious, to the Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Pa., suffering from diabetic shock, with a dangerously high blood sugar level of 779. After just two days of treatment in the hospital’s ICU, on April 1, Abu-Jamal was returned to the prison infirmary at SCI Mahanoy in Frackville, Pa., into the hands of the very same doctors whose medical neglect and mistreatment nearly killed him.

Prison officials initially denied visits by family members, supporters and Abu-Jamal’s attorneys and only backed down after receiving thousands of calls. Those able to visit Mumia on April 3 reported he was extremely weak, had lost 80 pounds, and still had elevated blood sugar levels over 300. For lunch that day the prison fed him spaghetti, one of the worst foods to give a diabetic patient.
We are demanding that the state of Pennsylvania cease and desist in their attempts to murder political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal:

●Allow daily visits by Mumia’s family, friends and attorneys. Their support and protection at this time of vulnerability should not be restricted.

●Allow Mumia’s choice of specialist doctors to examine and schedule treatment for him — NOW. Neither the prison staff at SCI Mahanoy nor the Schuylkill Medical Center has a diabetes specialist. There is precedent in Pennsylvania for this. Prisoner John E. du Pont, an heir to the du Pont chemical fortune, was allowed care by private doctors during imprisonment. Mumia deserves the same.

●Release Mumia’s medical records to his attorneys.

●Allow a full investigation of prison health care in Pennsylvania.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/645589895584877/645992552211278/

 

A 10, Friday, 7:00pm, Hear Palestinian Non-Violent Activist Iyad Burnat of Bil’in

World Affairs Council
312 Sutter St., Suite 200
SF

Iyad Burnat is the coordinator of the Popular Committee in Bil’in, Palestine, a small farming village 7 miles wes of Ramallah in the occupied Wes Bank. For 10 years Iyad and the Popular Committee have organized weekly demonstrations against the illegal Israeli “Wall” that has taken their farmland, olive trees and livelihood.

His brother filmed the Acadamy Awards’ documentary “FIVE BROKEN CAMEERAS”, that recored the village resistance to Israel’s brutal oppression. The village has had several deaths and many severe permanent injuries. This past summer Iyad’s 15 year old son was shot in the leg by an Israeli military sniper, severing a nerve and he is now requiring ongoing medical care.

Iyad will describe what life is like under Israeli occupation, his village’s ongoing struggle for justice, human rights and freedom. Photos and video will accompany the presentation.

Info: http://www.jvp-bayarea.org

 

A 10, Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, The Burden Carried by African American Men with Dr. Cornel West

Nourse Auditorium
275 Hayes St
SF

One of America’s most provocative public intellectuals, Dr. Cornel West has been a champion for racial justice since childhood. His writing, speaking, and teaching weave together the traditions of the Black Baptist Church, progressive politics, and jazz. The New York Times has praised his “ferocious moral vision.” Currently the Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies at Princeton, West burst onto the national scene in 1993 with his best-selling book, Race Matters, a searing analysis of racism in American democracy. Race Matters has become a contemporary classic, selling more than half a million copies to date.

Ticket info: http://www.cityboxoffice.com/ordertickets.asp?p=7532&backurl=%2Fdefault.asp%3FSearchMonth%3D%26monthsubmit%3D%26SearchText%3D%26Go.x%3D%26Go.y%3D%26pg%3D1%23abc

 

Saturday, April 11

A 11, Saturday, 12 Noon, Emergency Protest: Mumia’s Life in Danger! No Execution by Medical Default! (call or email for confirmation of event)

Oakland Federal Bldg.
1301 Clay Street, Oakland (near downtown Oakland Bart)
Oakland

Last week Mumia went into diabetic coma with a blood glucose over 700. (He has not previously been diagnosed as being diabetic) Now he is in the 300’s. (normal is around 90 – 110) He was transferred to an ICU but is now back in prison.

prison officials have refused to allow expert medical doctors in the field of diabetes to care for him, this amounts to criminal neglect. Just last week this neglect came close, within minutes, to ending Mumia’s life.

Call Mahoney Prison Superintendent John Kerestes (570-773-2158 Ext. 8102) – demand that Mumia’s family and legal team be allowed to bring in expert endocrinologist to care for Mumia. SAY YOU ARE CALLING ABOUT PRISONER WESLEY COOK, #AM8335

Info: Jeff Mackler and Laura Herrera, Co-coordinators, Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

510-268-9429 jmackler@lmi.net

 

A 11, Saturday, 3:30pm, Campaigning for Healthcare for the Undocumented

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

Speaker:

Rose Auguste: Northern California Regional Organizer for Health Access. She holds a dual degree in Political Science and Africana Studies from Binghamton University.

On December 1, 2014 Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) introduced SB 4 – the Health for All Act of 2015, to expand access to health care coverage for all Californians, regardless of immigration status. The bill continues the Senator’s efforts to address the exclusion of undocumented Californians from the state’s health care exchange.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) specifically excluded undocumented immigrants from insurance coverage provided through the health care exchange known as Covered California. Because of that, over a million undocumented residents lack access to affordable coverage in California. Access to preventive care keeps people healthier by providing regular check-ups and screenings, and early diagnosis of health problems ensures those problems can be treated before they become overly expensive. By ensuring everyone has access to health care, we can improve the health of our entire community, limit the overcrowding of emergency rooms, and reduce the costs of healthcare in California.

Reminder to Register for Monday 4/13 Bus to Sacramento –info below!

Sponsored by Single Payer Now

Info: 415-695-7891

 

A 11, Saturday, 6:30pm, Vigil for Guadalupe Manzo-Ochoa

98th Ave. & Bancroft
Oakland

On December 7th, young mother Guadalupe Manzo-Ochoa was shot and killed by San Leandro Police in Oakland.

Authorities have yet to release the coroner and police reports of the shooting.

This vigil is a space for ‘Lupe’s friends, family, and community to heal and share memories as well as come together to publicly mourn the loss of a young mother.

Women of color, immigrant woman, and poor women are targeted, profiled, and victimized by police at alarming rates.

The last two victims of police shootings in Oakland were mothers of color, gunned down in residential communities, who left children behind.

‘Lupe’s family invites everyone who supports an end to police violence against women of color and all people to come out on the 11th, bring candles and flowers and share our collective strength to push for justice for Lupe and all of other lives lost to police brutality

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1419873708318241/

Sunday, April 12

A 12, Sunday, 3:00pm-5:00pm Yuvette Henderson Vigil and March

Extra Space Storage
3406 Hollis St
Emeryville, CA 94608

Vigil and march in loving memory of Yuvette Henderson. All aspects of the action are planned to be peaceful. This event is organized by the Anti-Police Terror Project with permission from the family of Yuvette Henderson. The APTP demands an open and public investigation, while knowing that a fair investigation will never occur if that investigation is left solely in the hands of the police. We have continued to make the following demands:

– Release of the video tapes that contain the shooting or any lead-up to the shooting of Yuvette Henderson
– Leave without pay for Michelle Shepherd and Warren Williams, the officers involved in the killing of Yuvette Henderson, while they are being investigated and, ultimately, the termination of Shepard and Williams from the Emeryville Police Department

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– The immediate return or destruction of all military styled weapons and accessories in the possession of the Emeryville Police Department and specifically the AR-15 rifles, like the one used to murder Justice 4 Yuvette Henderson -AR-15’s are a military-grade, automatic weapon; the same weapon used by the United States military in wars throughout the world.
– An account on what happened to Yuvette while in contact with Home Depot security, an explanation regarding how she sustained the head injury on Home Depot property, and a reason as to why she never saw the paramedics as a result of her head injury.

Sponsor: Anti Police Terror Project

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/816734415071241/

 

Tuesday, April 14

A 14, Tuesday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, #SHUTDOWNCITYHALL for #BLACK LIVES MATTER

SF City Hall
1 Carleton B Goodlett
SF

April 14th is A NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION.
WE ALL WALK OUT. No Work. No School.

The Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community group, in collaboration with Black Lives Matter, wants to take the opportunity to #SHUTDOWNCITYHALL and hold the City of San Francisco (and furthermore the Bay Area) accountable for the consistent indifference towards issues of education, poverty, gentrification, police brutality and mass incarceration in black communities.

Make them hear our voices! We will not go! We will not be silenced!

JOIN US & FIGHT to end systemic racism and discrimination, police brutality and economic disparities.

Spread the word, shut it down!

#NOJUSTICENOPEACE
#BLACKLIVESMATTER
#SHUTITDOWN

http://www.yearofresistance.com/

Info / RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/1550000398605184/

 

A 14, Tuesday 12 Noon, Shut Down April 14 (other events in Bay Area)

Oakland, Stockton, San Francisco

April 14th @[null:#ShutDownA14] National day to “Shut it down,” to stop business as usual, to say NO MORE to the system giving a green light to killer cops, NO MORE police brutality, NO MORE police murder!

OAKLAND: 1PM, Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway

SAN FRANCISCO: 12 Noon, 24th and Mission

STOCKTON: 12:30PM, Pacific Ave and March Lane.

For more events nationwide and more info: @[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vU1RPUE1BU1NJTkNBUkNFUkFUSU9OLk5FVC86Og==:STOPMASSINCARCERATION.NET]

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1424056387895070/

 

Wednesday, April 15 (Income Tax Day!)

A 15, Wednesday, 12 Noon, Fight for $15, the Right to a Union and Justice

Millennium Tower,
301 Mission,
(between Beale and Fremont)
SF

Workers for Preferred Building Services in SF have been paid the minimum wage, and sometimes less for work doing heavy lifting at the risk of serious injury. They’ve experienced injuries on the job without workers compensation; abusive and unsafe working conditions; no paid sick days as required under SF law; sexual harassment, and arbitrary cuts in working hours. When they picketed outside the offices of KGO radio which they cleaned, they were fired.

Join them for a global day of action for all low wage workers who are fighting for a living wage and the right to organize. More 33 different countries will be taking to the streets to say that exploitation of low wage workers needs to stop now!

San Francisco Living Wage Coalition and Janitors Local 87 SEIU

Info: 415-863-1225, sflivingwage@riseup.net

 

A 15, Wednesday, 3:00pm, Fight for 15 March & Rally

Telegraph & Bancroft
Berkeley

On April 15, join the Fight for $15 and be part of the largest low-wage worker protests in modern American history.

There is a crisis in America. Working families have endured decades of stagnant incomes. We are increasingly forced to choose between keeping a roof over our heads, paying our bills or feeding our kids.

Meanwhile, the corporations we work for have record profits and their executives earn ever-increasing salaries.

On April 15, here in the Bay Area, families, workers, people of faith, students, artists, leaders, and community supporters will be taking to the streets to say that “We won’t stand for this.”

Sponsor: East Bay Fast Food Workers

Info / RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/934131229960644/

 

A 15, Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting

Eastside Arts Center
2277 International Blvd
Oakland

Monthly APTP meeting, held on every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

The Anti Police-Terror Project is a project of the ONYX ORGANIZING COMMITTEE that in coalition with other organizations like The Alan Blueford Center For Justice, Idriss Stelley Foundation, Workers World and Healthy Hoodz, is working to develop a replicable and sustainable model to end police terrorism in this country.

We are led by the most impacted communities but are a multi-racial, mutil-generational coalition.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/673222559491194/

 

Thursday, April 16

A 16, Thursday, 4:00pm, Eviction-Free Zone Community Launch: Press Conference, Action and Mass Outreach Day

24th & Bryant St.
SF

The first two months of this year alone saw as many as 50 eviction filings in the Mission, which has already been decimated by this housing crisis. So we’re taking back our neighborhood! Come out for the kick-off event to the Eviction-Free Zone in the heart of the Mission.

We’ll be holding a press conference, then marching to two buildings where at-risk long-term tenants are fighting to get their buildings bought by community non-profits to make them permanently affordable. Then we’ll be going door-to-door and business to business to do mass outreach in the neighborhood.

Come out to take back the Mission. NO ONE GETS PUSHED OUT!

When: Thursday, April 16, 4 PM
Where: 24th & Bryant (southeast corner)

For more info call 415-335-7033 or email sfacce@calorganize.org

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/881545315222339/

 

A 16, Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, State of the City Forum, 2015: Community safety, policing and gentrification

Modern Times Bookstore
2919 – 24th Street
SF

Our monthly panel on gentrification issues focuses on matters of community safety and other concerns related to policing in the Mission district and gentrification citywide.
Panelists to be announced soon.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/350594741805993/

 

Reminders to Register for 2 Events!

Reserve a seat on bus to Sacramento NOW for March & Rally for Healthcare – April 13

Please reserve a seat on the bus by contacting Don Bechler at 415-695-7891 or on his cell phone at 415-810-5826.

Pick-ups at 8am in SF, 8:30am at Ashby BART in Berkeley, and 9:00am in Richmond.

Join the bus with Single Payer Now! on Monday April 13 to Sacramento to rally for Single Payer Healthcare and Healthcare for the Undocumented. State Senator Lara has introduced Senate Bill 4 to make undocumented Californians eligible for state healthcare programs.

The schedule for the day is:

8:00am sharp. Bus leaves SF on Fulton between Hyde & Larkin. Fulton is between the main library and the Asian Art Museum near Civic Center. It is one short block from the Civic Center BART station or you can park in the Civic Center garage.

8:30am. Bus stops at the Ashby BART in Berkeley. It will stop upstairs from the BART station on Adeline on the west side of the street.

9:00am. Bus picks at the Target parking lot in Richmond at 4500 McDonald Road. The bus will pull into in parking lot on 42nd St for pick up.

10:30am. Arrive in Sacramento at the Embassy Suites Hotel where those who want to march a mile to the capitol will disembark.

Bus will continue to state capitol for non-marchers. Some of us will deliver postcards for single payer healthcare to state senators. We are only delivering postcards to legislators. The deliveries are not formal lobby visits.

11:30am to 1pm. Press conference and rally at state capitol.

1:15pm. Board bus for return trip home.

Last drop off in San Francisco should be completed by 3:15pm.

Snacks and water will be provided on the bus. Box lunches for bus riders will be provided by rally organizers.

On the trip home, we will pass the hat to help pay for the bus.

The rally is being organized by the Healthcare4All Coalition and the All Care Alliance.

 

99RISE – Online DNA Basic Training ~ Register Now!! (Training Dates: 4/18 & 4/19)

4/18-19, 10am-130pm, wherever there’s Internet.

In the wake of wave after wave of Supreme Court disruptions that have brought the issue of U.S. Big money political corruption to the international headlines, 99Rise is building it’s grassroots network of leaders for a massive summer campaign of nonviolent resistance. Be a part of this training where you’ll learn more about the unique “DNA” of 99Rise, including our theory of social change relational organizing techniques built on decades of tradition.

Space is limited, so sign up at the link below today to reserve your spot!

To Register: http://www.99rise.org/online_training

For more info, contact CurtRies@gmail.com