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27
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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29
May

ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ May 29, 2015

Saturday, May 30

M 30, Saturday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Housing Rights & Union Fights: Workshop On Saving Our Members’ Homes

Local 2
209 Golden Gate Ave
SF

Evictions, foreclosures, unaffordable rents and long commutes — the housing crisis is harming our union members, our union power and our political power. What can we do about it?

Join Jobs with Justice SF and other union members from across the Bay to learn ways to fight back and to get tools and resources (for tenants and homeowners regionally) you can use and share with your co-workers. Let’s take back our workplaces and our communities and build cities that work for all of us.

Light lunch served. RSVP for Spanish and Chinese interpretation.

Co-sponsored by Housing Rights Committee, Tenants Together, ACCE, UESF and the San Francisco Labor Council

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1585374148370795/

 

M 30, Saturday, 11:00am – 12:30pm- FREE OSCAR LOPEZ –RIVERA; Stand in Solidarity with Thousands from NY to Puerto Rico

Lake Merritt Oakland Library Branch (at the Pillars by the lake)
Oakland

34 years behind bars for his commitment to the independence of Puerto Rico

Info: Haiti Action Committee

 

M 30, Saturday, 12 Noon, Stop Sprouts From Paving Rare, Historic, Public Farmland (the Gill Tract)

PEETS Coffee
5095 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland

DEFEND THE GILL TRACT! Join us on May 30th, for another Boycott Sprouts campaign action! Let’s make sure they get the message that we don’t want them building a big box Supermarket on OUR public farmland in Albany, CA.

Meet up to coordinate rides and logistics at 12 Noon at Peets Coffee in North Oakland (5095 Telegraph Ave). Please be on time. There will be rides for those that need them!

Sponsor: Occupy the Farm

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/680604638712057/

 

M 30, Saturday, 2:00pm, HARVEY MILK CLUB RALLY TO DEMAND HOUSING AFFORDABILITY IN D8!!

Harvey Milk Plaza
SF

THE HARVEY MILK LGBT DEMOCRATIC CLUB AND PROGRESSIVE ALLIES RALLY TO DEMAND HOUSING AFFORDABILITY IN DISTRICT 8!!

A recent report by the San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition, based on data from the Rent Board, shows that the number of evictions in San Francisco has steadily increased over the past 5 years – in all, a 54.7% increase in evictions. Equally striking, DISTRICT 8 HAS THE SECOND-HIGHEST RATE OF EVICTIONS OF ANY DISTRICT IN SAN FRANCISCO.

The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club and its allies demand that the leadership in District 8 support housing affordability and anti-eviction measures now pending or introduced before the Board of Supervisors.

WE DEMAND SUPPORT FOR THE SHORT-TERM MORATORIUM ON MARKET RATE CONSTRUCTION IN THE MISSION DISTRICT.
WE DEMAND STRICTER AND ENFORCEABLE REGULATION OF AIRBNB AND OTHER HOME-SHARING PLATFORMS.
WE DEMAND SUPPORT OF THE “JUST CAUSE 2.0″ LEGISLATION.

Sponsor: Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1481269895496962/

 

M 30, Saturday, 3:00pm, “How to Use Solar Homes to Shut Down Diablo Canyon

The Redstone Building
2940 16th Street, 3rd Floor, Room 302
SF

Linda Seeley & Harvey Wasserman will be speaking

Sponsored by Abalone Alliance & Solar Justice Institute.
Info: dr8kangas [at] gmail.com 415-368-8581

 

M 30, Saturday, 7:00pm, Displacement and Police Terror: From San Francisco to Oakland

Station 40,
3030B 16th St (nr. Mission St. across from BART)
SF

(Not Wheelchair Accessible) – 1 flight of stairs

Speakers: James Tracey, Linda Grant, Rachel Jackson

Join us to hear James Tracey, author of the new book, “Dispatches Against Displacement” discuss how this reality is shaped by a system that wants to crush and silence the poor. From Oakland, community organizers Linda Grant from the Qilombo community center will talk about how these issues are playing out in Oakland, and Rachel Jackson will talk about how the drug war fuels these racist policies.

Across the Bay Area, rents rise and everyday people find themselves evicted and displaced from their homes. As the tech industry grows in power, many of us find ourselves struggling more to survive and pushed out. At the same time, brutal police forces shoot our friends and neighbors dead in the street with impunity.

More than just a discussion on what’s wrong, the speakers will also talk about how regular people are getting organized in their neighborhoods and fighting back.

Sponsor: Fireworks

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1578320272446311/

 

Sunday, May 31

M 31, Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, OccupySF Action Council – Planning Meeting for the Conference of Mayors

The Redstone Building
2940 16th Street, 3rd Floor, Room 302
(nr. 16th Street BART)
SF

All are welcome to help plan creative actions around the 83 Annual Conference of Mayors Meeting in San Francisco.

Over 250 mayors are registered to attend.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Listen-UP-Mayors/480905948741853

 

Monday, June 1

J 1, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm OccupyForum Presents: Ryan Smith

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

Info: ruthiesakheim@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, June 2

J 2, Tuesday, 1:30pm – 6:00pm, Mission Takes City Hall Part 2 :: Supervisors Vote on Luxury Moratorium :: #SaveTheMission

SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
SF

1:30pm Rally

3:00pm Speak Out at Board of Sups Meeting

Hearing may last until 6pm or later. Join when you can! Text 415-710-8908 for updates or follow @PlazaSixteen on Twitter. Children welcome.

:: SUPPORT the LUXURY MORATORIUM! ::

This temporary moratorium would allow time for a community-based plan for truly affordable housing.

Luxury housing accounts for 93% of the housing being built in the Mission. The SF Planning department has determined that only 13 sites remain in the Mission for the development of affordable housing. The very limited property left in the Mission must be prioritized for affordable housing, not luxury condos unaffordable to the majority of San Franciscans.

Sponsor: Our Mission No Eviction

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1611773832400645/

 

J 2, Tuesday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum Presents: DON’T FRACK / NUKE OUR MOTHER EARTH (extra Forum)

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

Join the coming together of two great clean energy movements!

Speakers:

DAVID BRAUN has campaigned throughout the US for an end to fracking, with a great and growing focus on the problem in California.

LINDA SEELEY is a founding member of the San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace, a 40-year-old citizens group that intervened against the Diablo nukes way back in the 1960s

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HARVEY WASSERMAN helped coin the phrase “No Nukes” in 1973 and was arrested at Diablo in 1984. He writes and speaks worldwide on a safe “Solartopian” future David Braun of CALIFORNIANS AGAINST FRACKING, Linda Seeley and Harvey Wasserman of the movement to SHUT DIABLO CANYON, (California’s last two reactors), will join together to facilitate a union of these two great campaigns.

This unique, pathbreaking collaboration will allow us to join forces and free our state of its addiction to technologies that destroy our water supply and threaten us all.

The movements for No Nukes and an end to fracking have run parallel for many years. They’ve been especially critical in California, where we’re threatened by a Diablo Canyon complex ringed by earthquake faults and a fracking industry that’s destroying our water supply. Citizen activism has closed the reactors at Humboldt, Rancho Seco and San Onofre, and stopped proposed projects at Bakersfield, Bodega and elsewhere. PG&E’s Diablo is two 1200+ megawatt monsters surrounded by earthquake faults, in a tsunami zone, out of compliance with clean water and fire safety regulations, lacking a credible evacuation plan and now completely priced out of the market by clean, cheap, safe and job-producing renewable energy.

Anti-Fracking activists have had big successes in places like San Benito County and Los Angeles in CA, and in many jurisdictions across the nation using Community Rights Ordinances, and other strategies and campaigns.

Info: ruthiesakheim@gmail.com

 

Friday, June 5

J 5, Friday, 7:00pm, Public Forum on 48th Anniversary of Six Day War Palestine: The Struggle Continues

2969 Mission St (nr 26th St.)
SF

Panelists:
• Lara Kiswani, Executive Director, AROC-Arab Resource & Organizing Center
• Eyad Kishawi, Palestinian Community Activist
• Richard Becker, ANSWER Coalition, Author of Palestine, Israel & the U.S. Empire

June 5, 2015 will mark the 48th anniversary of the U.S.-backed Israeli war that conquered the West Bank, Gaza, Golan Heights and Sinai Peninsula. The “Six Day War” was a turning point for the Palestinian liberation struggle, the relationship between the U.S. and Israel, and for the entire Middle East. A discussion period will follow the panel presentations.

$5-10 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Host: ANSWER

 

J 5, Friday, 8:00pm, #FUCKTHECURFEW #BLACKLIVESMATTER #FIRSTFRIDAYFTP – LIBBY SHAAF CAN’T STOP THE REVOLUTION!!

First Friday
23rd & Telegraph
Oakland

LIBBY SHAAF CAN’T STOP
THE REVOLUTION!

#FIRSTFRIDAYFTP #FFFTP
#FUCKTHECURFEW #OAKLANDRISEUP
#BLACKLIVESMATTER #SAYHERNAME

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/888199801241343/

 

Saturday, June 6

J 6, Saturday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, CodePink Meeting (Berkeley)
North Branch Berkeley Library

1170 Alameda
Berkeley

Agenda: Focus on Mayor’s Conference – Nancy Mancias & Jackie Barshak

Not BART accessible. Check AC Transit or email easbaycodepink@gmail.com to arrange BART station pickup. – if you come early!

 
J 6, Saturday, 7:00pm, Meeting to Shut Down Diablo Canyon & Stop Fracking

First Presbyterian Church
72 Kensington Road
San Anselmo

Harvey Wasserman will be speaking

Info: ruthiesakheim@gmail.com

21
May

Meeting Reminder for Sunday, May 24th

“Listen Up, Mayors”

~ Humanity First ~

Coming to San Francisco June 19-22

The 83rd Annual Conference of Mayors

Website for conference: http://www.usmayors.org/83rdAnnualMeeting/

All Are Welcome to Plan Actions

For

“Listen Up, Mayors”

Next Meeting

Sunday, May 24, 2015

2:00pm – 4:00pm

OccupySF Action Council

Redstone Building

2940 – 16th Street, 3rd Floor, Room 302

(nr. 16th Street BART)

San Francisco

Update: Over 250 mayors are currently registered to attend the 83rd Annual Conference of Mayors in San Francisco. http://usmayors.org/83rdAnnualMeeting/PreRegisteredMayorsPhotos.asp?state=all

– Thank you Maria for the research

21
May

ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ May 21, 2015

Thursday, May 21

M 21, Thursday, 9:30am – 11:30am, Air District Climate Protection Committee

Bay Area Air Quality Management District
939 Ellis St
San Francisco, CA 9410

Three actions we want Climate Protection Committee Members to take at their meeting this Thursday, May 21:

Refinery Rules – Tell staff you want enforceable caps on all air pollutants, including GHGs.
Wood Smoke Rule – Tell staff to:
Focus on GHG emission reductions,
Restrict subsidies for converting homes with no alternative to wood burning devices for space heat to 100% clean energy alternatives,
Don’t exempt any wood burning devices on Winter Spare the Air Days. EPA certified wood stoves and pellet stoves are both very toxic, and
Enforce the Wood Smoke Rule to protect public health and the climate.
Tell staff you want the Permit Rules amended to:
Remove the GHG exclusion,
Cap emissions, and
Begin GHG emission reductions.
Info: 350.org

 

M 21, Thursday, 3:00pm BAYVIEW RESIDENTS STAND WITH THE MISSION TO DEMAND MORATORIUM – Rally / Press Conf.

3 Las Villas Court (@ intersection of La Salle and Newcomb
(home of Pastor Yul Dorn – foreclosure victim)
SF

Local Pastor facing foreclosure eviction refusing to leave and asking community resist displacement, gentrification

Thursday, May 21, 2015 – In the wake of the May 8th City Hall Shut down by Mission groups, Bayview residents facing immediate displacement, ACCE members, will be demanding to ensure that their neighborhood is included in a moratorium on market rate housing construction until local housing conditions, affordability, and preservation of existing African American community are addressed.

“Enough is enough,” says Pastor Dorn, ACCE member, and foreclosure victim, “we have seen many of our black families leave San Francisco – priced out, pushed out. This is a state of emergency for our community. The question is whether the city going to do something about it or if this is their plan.”
Pastor Yul Dorn was served an eviction in early April after a 7 years legal battle with Chase, now SPS, after Chase misapplied funds to another account, putting his loan in delinquency. His home was built by the Redevelopment agency to create affordable homeownership.
“As a long-time pastor of Emmanuel COGIC church, a chaplain in the Sherriff’s Department and a long-time Bayview resident, I’ve seen the African-American community kept down, locked up and pushed out of San Francisco because of unemployment, foreclosures and evictions. It’s time for Bayview to take a stand.”

CONTACT: Grace Martinez, gmartinez@calorgnize.org 415-377-6872

 

M 21, Thursday, 6:00pm, Plaza 16 Monthly Community Planning Meeting

St. John the Evangelist Church
1661 15th Street at Julian Street (entrance on Julian)
SF

WE PLAN FOR PEOPLE :: THEY PLAN FOR PROFITS
The Plaza 16 Monthly Community Planning Meeting

Dinner, Childcare, Translation

Host: Plaza 16 Coalition

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/941415049254988/

 

M 21, Thursday, 6:00pm, Follow-up Meeting to Mission Takes City Hall Part 2

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

Info: Plaza 16 Coaliltion

 

M 21, Thursday, 6:30pm, Free West Papua! An Evening w/ Benny Wenda: Independence Leader, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Political Exile

The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
518 Valencia St
SF

Join The Center for Political Education for an evening with Benny Wenda, West Papua Independence leader, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and political exile.

We’ll be screening a short documentary by Dominic Brown “Forgotten Birds of Paradise” which features hidden footage from West Papua. We will have a conversation and Q&A with Benny Wenda (via Skype***), Herman Wainggai, and Andy Gray of the Free West Papua Campaign.

BENNY WENDA is a West Papua human rights leader living in political exile in England and he is internationally recognized as the spokesperson for West Papua self-determination. In February, Benny met with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu of South Africa, who has urged the United Nations to review the discredited 1969 referendum in which the former Dutch colony of Papua was incorporated into Indonesia, and compared the oppression and ongoing human rights abuses with the apartheid of South Africa.

HERMAN WAINGGAI is a former political prisoner and visiting Scholar at George Mason University. He is a prominent leader in West Papua’s self determination struggle.

Host: Center for Political Education

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/908465002550422/

 

M 21, Thursday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Black Lives Matter at Work

Unite / Here – Local 2
209 Golden Gate Ave
SF

Connecting Economic Justice, Racial Justice and Black Liberation. With

ALICIA GARZA, Co-creator #BlackLivesMatter and Special Projects Director of NDWA, leading Black domestic worker organizing,

STEVE PITTS, UC Berkeley Labor Center and National Black Worker Center Project,

CHRIS HIGGENBOTHAM, Fight for $15 leader, McDonald’s worker and Oakland teacher, and DERRICK BOUTTE, Social and Economic Justice Chair and member leader of SEIU 1021.

Co-sponsored by Labor and Community Studies CCSF.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/823979657694993/

 

M 21, Thursday, 7:00pm, EMERGENCY Sunset Vigil in San Francisco to Sunset the PATRIOT Act

Outside

Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office
One Post Street, Suite 2450,
San Francisco, CA 94104.

Mass vigil at sunset against mass surveillance – happening in 50 cities across the U.S. as the sun is setting (aka 7pm)

BRING: A cell phone, laptop, tablet, and candles with the protestsign.org already pre-loaded. Make a big sunset sign and write “Sunset the Patriot Act”.

This is the week when we have a chance to sunset the PATRIOT Act!
The PATRIOT Act could end this week if Congress fails to reauthorize it by this Friday ahead of its June 1st expiration. So, on Thursday May 21st, people are organizing a mass vigil in 50 cities across the U.S. to demand their Senators let the Patriot Act expire.

Info / Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/791965457588013/

 

M 21, Thursday, 7:00pm, Police Terror from Marikana, South Africa to the US

ILWU Local 10
Henry Schmidt Room
400 North Point St @ Mason
SF

Presentation by Dinga Sikwebu, Education director of NUMSA, (Nationa Union of Metal workers South Africa)

Continuing privatization and deregulation has caused increased impoverishment in the black townships and rural areas. The 2012 massacre of striking mineworkers in Marikana by police of the ANC government was the catalyst for NUMSA to call for a United Front to begin the process of uniting the working class and oppressed and the formation of an independent workers party. NUMSA has also fought the recent bloody attacks against migrant workers in South Africa that has led to many deaths.

Dinga Sikwebu is the NUMSA Director of Education and has been involved in the formation of this United Front. He will be visiting ILWU Local 10 in San Francisco and speaking about his union’s experience and the lessons of their struggles. This is important not only for South African workers but US working people who also face police terror and similar attacks on their wages, jobs and workers rights.

Info: Sponsored by ILWU Local 10
Endorsed by Transport Workers Solidarity Committee www.transportworkers.org
For information: (510) 384-9561

 

Friday, May 22

M 22, Friday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Mission Night Walk

Meet:

St. John’s Evangelist
15th Street & Julian Ave. (between Mission & Valencia Sts.j)
SF

Hosted by The Kitchen, but starting from St. John’s. And we’ll be joined by our friends from CALLES.

Along the way, we’ll pause to remember those lost to violence on the streets of our neighborhood, including a visit to the Mission Police Station to remember Amilcar Perez Lopez, Alex Nieto, and other neighbors killed by San Francisco Police

Info: http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=1cffc40a58193b3d538400764&id=6c7bb74d5b&e=6b241a1fbd

 

Saturday, May 23

M 23, Saturday, 11:30am, March Against Monsanto Oakland – Real Food For All!

11:30 – Meet Up & Welcome at Frank Ogawa / Oscar Grant Plaza
12:00 – March begins
1:00 – Reassemble at Lake Merritt Pergola Area for RALLY!

Oakland, CA

In solidarity with the global movement to take back our food, that is… REAL FOOD FROM REAL SEED as Mother Nature and human evolution intended…

Take part in the groundswell of PEOPLE RISING in defense of unadulterated SEEDS, PROTECTION OF BIODIVERSITY, RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP OF THE SOIL, ETHICAL PRACTICES, TOXIN FREE FOOD SYSTEM AND THE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE WE ALL WANT.

Millions of years of natural evolution and diversity of seeds are being wiped out in a generation if we don’t leverage our collective outrage to DIVEST from systematic poisoning of HUMANITY and PROTECT our children’s future.

Join us as we MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO!

RSVP, and get the latest updates here: http://labelgmos.org/realfoodforall

Please SAVE THE DATE and keep checking back with us for updates. Home made signs, costumes and strollers all encouraged. Family friendly peaceful protest.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/911273608892687/

 

M 23, Saturday, 11:40am, March Against Monsanto. March for food freedom! San Francisco

Ferry Building @ Embarcadero
SF

It’s time again to show how we stand in solidarity together across the earth with the people, the creatures, and the land. Join the march and the movement and help co-create a better world for us and those to come!

Come dressed like your favorite pollinator! (Bees, Butterflies, etc, all welcome!) Bring the entire family!

Meet at noon in the front of the Ferry Building in San Francisco, leaving soon after to march down the EMBARCADERO! We will make some brief stops along the way, in a peaceful ‘colony collapse’ fashion (stay posted for more details on this). We will arrive at Fisherman’s Wharf and Aquatic Cove (stay posted for more details on this also). We have the chance to be really high profile this year! Let us make waves and inform the public why everyone needs to get involved and march with us!

Send a message to Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta, Dow AgroChem, Bayer and all the traitors to the earth and the rights of nature; that we believe in a SUSTAINABLE FUTURE; and that as collective citizen-stewards of the earth we will not allow this destruction to persist.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/395847877245485/

 

Monday, May 25

M 25, Monday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, ANNUAL ANTI-WAR RALLY IMAGINE WORLD PEACE!

Golden Gate National Cemetery – Main gate
Sneath Av. on the 280 freeway on its west side; and runs along El Camino Real (82) on its east side.
San Bruno

Annual event outside main gate 10 am-1pm. Bring signs, banners, songs. Respectful attitude.

Info: revdecker@msn.com

 

15
May

ANNOUNCEMENTS May 15, 2015

Saturday, May 16

M 16, Saturday, 11:00am – 10:00pm, NO MORE LOCKED DOORS a Conference on Political Prisoners

Qilombo Community Center
2313 San Pablo
Oakland

In commemoration of the horrific bombing of the MOVE Organization by Philadelphia police 30 years ago, on Saturday, people will come together at the radical community center Qilombo for the ‘No More Locked Doors’ conference. During the day, groups will be tabling and there will be workshops. In the evening, there will be a panel of former political prisoners. After the panel, revolutionary hip-hop artists will perform.

The conference will highlight the work of supporting political prisoners in a variety of movements for liberation. All struggles – whether they are against colonialism, capitalism, the exploitation of the earth or of animals, the State, prisons, and any and all other repressive apparatus – have a need to practice long-term support for those incarcerated. These practices of solidarity need to be maintained and generalized.

Tabling by political prisoner and prisoner support organizations will start at 11am and go until 6pm.

A series of workshops, on prisoner support strategy and history, will happen around Qilombo from noon until 6 pm. The schedule of these workshops will be posted soon at nomorelockeddoors.org.

At 7pm, a panel of former political prisoners will speak. We are overjoyed to announce a panel consisting of: Richard Brown (of the SF8), Linda Evans (May 19th Communist Organization), Sundiata Tate (SQ6) and Rita “Bo” Brown (George Jackson Brigade). Full bios of the speakers are available at https://nomorelockeddoors.org/former-political-prisoner-panel/.

Info: nomorelockeddoors [at] riseup.net

 

 

M 16, Saturday, 12 Noon, Stop the War on Yemen

Civic Center / UN Plaza
1150 Market St
SF

No to the War on Yemen!
No to Foreign Intervention!
Yes to self determination of the Yemeni people!

This protest is not supporting any regime. This is a demonstration in support of the Yemeni people against the bombing and devastation of Yemen. The action is organized by a diverse group of Yemeni community members.

Stop the massacres and the Saudi bombing.

Sponsor: AROC

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/609977445805710/

 

Sunday, May 17

M 17, Sunday, 8:00am – 5:00pm, Refinery Healing Walk #2 – Martinez to Benicia

Martinez Shoreline Park (end of Ferry Street),
Martinez, CA

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

The walks are led by a sacred Native American staff, 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 by calling (510) 619-8279 English – Español e Ingles: (510) 269-7135

The walk will end at 9th Street Park in Benicia.

Please check the website for important details: http://www.refineryhealingwalks.com/walk2.html

Sponsor: Refinery Healing Walks

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/417495355096537/

 

M 17, Sunday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, “MalcomX Day: CLAIM IT!”

Kenneth Harding Plaza
3rd Street (between Palou & Quesada
S.F

Malcolm X Day – San Francisco is part of a national effort to declare May 19th, the birthday of Malcolm X / El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, an official holiday.

The event is dedicated to raising awareness of, and seeking solutions for, current challenges faced by San Francisco residents
– gentrification, unemployment, lack of local hiring, poverty, racist discrimination and police brutality
– in the context of the ideology and principles of Malcolm X.

May 19th – National Malcolm X Day –
seeks to restore his true ideology and principles,
and to challenge the willfully wrong “violent white hate” message propagated by the white power structure
that purposely excludes him from the American education system and mainstream culture.

Performers include local rappers and poets Selassie, Talea Monet, Jabari Shaw and Ras Ceylon.
Community restaurants will serve free food.

Organizers: Bilal Mafundi Ali; Sylvia Rorem; La Mesha Irizarry and Jeremy Miller of The Idriss Stelley Foundation.

Info / Details: IndyBay

 

Monday, May 18

M 18, Monday, 1:00pm, Don’t Let Airbnb Steal Our Homes! The Fight Goes to Land Use Committee – Rally

SF City Hall (Polk St. steps)
Land Use Committee Meeting – Rm 263
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!!

The Campos ordinance will be heard there, which would hold Airbnb accountable by fining them for listing illegal rentals and requiring them to provide data to the city. We need you there to support full enforcement, transparency and accountability for the loss of our rental housing during this housing crisis!

The Mayor’s ordinance will also be heard. This is poison pill legislation that again fails to regulate airbnb in any way.

We need you to let the board know we won’t be fooled again!

Tell 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 fines 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

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1622434874666436/

 

M 18, Monday, 3:00p.m; Tuesday, 6:00a.m, CALLING ON DRONE “PILOTS” to REFUSE to FLY

3960 S. Beale Rd @ Ostrom Rd
Marysville

Monday, May 18, 3 – 5pm, Join Northern Calif. Activists United Against Drone Warfare at Beale AFB Wheatland gate 3960 S. Beale Rd. @ Ostrom Rd, Marysville monthly protest, followed by potluck and camping at the main gate, 4675 N. Beale Rd. FMI: Nevada County: 941-320-0291; Sacramento: 916-284-0944, bbinks@comcast.net
Tuesday, May 19, 6 – 8am, Join Northern Calif. Activists United Against Drone Warfare at Beale AFB Wheatland gate, 3960 S. Beale Rd @ Ostrom Rd, Marysville, monthly protest.

FMI: Nevada County: 941-320-0291; Sacramento: 916-284-0944, bbinks@comcast.net.

Info / RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/1663662153855203/

 

Tuesday, May 19

M 19, Tuesday, Claim Malcolm X Day – OAKLAND (check for updates)

Oscar Grant Plaza
14th Street & Broadway (12th Street BART)
Oakland

There is a national call to CLAIM Malcolm X Day. Actions will take place across the country – and Oakland is going to THROW DOWN! Join the Onyx Organizing Committee Melvin Kelley and the Black Power Network as we CLAIM Malcolm X Day with our community.

There will def be an FTP march in the evening but we are planning a full day of actions and activities.

Please hold this date in your calendars and let us know if you want to join the planning committee. MORE INFO COMING SOON.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1480310802189630/

 

M 19, Tuesday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Treasure Island – Community Meeting – Navy/TIDA presentation

Treasure Island
Ship Shape Building in back of the island next to the gym
Avenue I and 9th – behind the new Fire House
SF

 

This is open to the community!

 

Wednesday, May 20

M 20, Wednesday, 7:00am – 7:00pm, May 20th Day of Action for Chesapeake Workers

Le Meridien San Francisco (333 Battery St)

AND

Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf (555 North Point St)

Local 2 will be having a Day of Action at both of the Chesapeake-owned hotels under boycott in San Francisco–Le Meridien and Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf. Despite years of ongoing organizing and actions at both of these hotels, Chesapeake continues to ignore workers’ demands for equality and a fair process to decide on unionization.

Join our brothers and sisters in the continued fight to demand justice, dignity, and a voice on the job! San Francisco won’t stand for anything less than a fair process!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1455789424713533/

 

 

M 20, Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting

Eastside Arts Alliance
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 and Workers World 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/692829384176445/

 

Thursday, May 21

M 21, Thursday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Black Lives Matter at Work

Unite / Here – Local 2
209 Golden Gate Ave
SF

Connecting Economic Justice, Racial Justice and Black Liberation. With ALICIA GARZA, Co-creator #BlackLivesMatter and Special Projects Director of NDWA, leading Black domestic worker organizing, STEVE PITTS, UC Berkeley Labor Center and National Black Worker Center Project, CHRIS HIGGENBOTHAM, Fight for $15 leader, McDonald’s worker and Oakland teacher, and DERRICK BOUTTE, Social and Economic Justice Chair and member leader of SEIU 1021.

Co-sponsored by Labor and Community Studies CCSF.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/823979657694993/

 

May 15 – May 31

May 15 – May 31, HANDS UP DONT SHOOT GRADUATION – Commencement day show of resistance towards police brutality and militarization

During San Francisco State University’s commencement ceremonies Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Aztlan (MECHA) and the Black Student Union (BSU) invite graduating students to participate in an act of solidarity with the people of Ferguson, MO and all those that have been affected by police violence.

We urge every graduate to walk with their hands up to the podium when receiving their diploma to demonstrate discontent with police murders of unarmed people.

FACTS ABOUT POLICE VIOLENCE
– In this year alone, there have been 293 cases of individuals killed by police, more than 14 times of that of Canada in the whole year of 2014.
– In the year 2014, it is estimated that the police killed more than 1,000 people (most of whom are people of color and the mentally disabled).
– In states like Utah police shootings are the second leading cause of homicide, out numbering gang and drug related homicides.
– In the overwhelming majority of cases cops accused of homicides face no repercussions.

These numbers are unacceptable and it’s vital that during this crucial moment in American history, we show our support to the groups and people that are on the front lines of the fight against racism in the police force and the continued militarization of local police.

In addition, the fight extends beyond our borders with young people from Mexico to Palestine being disproportionately affected by violence due to racist and militarized police states.

LET’S SHOW THE WORLD THAT THE STUDENTS OF SAN FRANCISCO STATE STAND AGAINST RACIST KILLINGS AND POLICE IMPUNITY!

***WE INVITE DIFFERENT COLLEGES TO JOIN US***

Power to the people! El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1392683441052690/

 

Saturday, May 23

M 23, Saturday, 11:30am, March Against Monsanto Oakland – Real Food For All!

11:30 - Meet Up & Welcome at Frank Ogawa / Oscar Grant Plaza
12:00 – March begins
1:00 – Reassemble at Lake Merritt Pergola Area for RALLY!

Oakland, CA

In solidarity with the global movement to take back our food, that is… REAL FOOD FROM REAL SEED as Mother Nature and human evolution intended…

Take part in the groundswell of PEOPLE RISING in defense of unadulterated SEEDS, PROTECTION OF BIODIVERSITY, RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP OF THE SOIL, ETHICAL PRACTICES, TOXIN FREE FOOD SYSTEM AND THE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE WE ALL WANT.

Millions of years of natural evolution and diversity of seeds are being wiped out in a generation if we don’t leverage our collective outrage to DIVEST from systematic poisoning of HUMANITY and PROTECT our children’s future.

Join us as we MARCH AGAINST MONSANTO!

RSVP, and get the latest updates here: http://labelgmos.org/realfoodforall

Please SAVE THE DATE and keep checking back with us for updates. Home made signs, costumes and strollers all encouraged. Family friendly peaceful protest.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/911273608892687/

 

M 23, Saturday, 11:40am, March Against Monsanto. March for food freedom! San Francisco

Ferry Building @ Embarcadero
SF

It’s time again to show how we stand in solidarity together across the earth with the people, the creatures, and the land. Join the march and the movement and help co-create a better world for us and those to come!

Come dressed like your favorite pollinator! (Bees, Butterflies, etc, all welcome!) Bring the entire family!

The march route has been decided!
We will meet at noon in the front of the Ferry Building in San Francisco, leaving soon after to march down the EMBARCADERO! We will make some brief stops along the way, in a peaceful ‘colony collapse’ fashion (stay posted for more details on this). We will arrive at Fisherman’s Wharf and Aquatic Cove (stay posted for more details on this also). We have the chance to be really high profile this year! Let us make waves and inform the public why everyone needs to get involved and march with us!

Send a message to Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta, Dow AgroChem, Bayer and all the traitors to the earth and the rights of nature; that we believe in a SUSTAINABLE FUTURE; and that as collective citizen-stewards of the earth we will not allow this destruction to persist.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/395847877245485/

12
May

2 Organizing Meetings ~ Actions for Conf. of Mayors

“Listen Up, Mayors”

For the  83rd Annual Conference of Mayors ( 2 organizing meetings)

All are welcome

OccupySF Action Council

Sunday, May 17, 2015

2:00pm – 4:00pm

UNITE / HERE / Local 2

215 Golden Gate Ave. (nr. Civic Center BART)

SF

and

OccupyForum

Monday, May 18, 2015

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Global Exchange

2017 Mission St. (nr. 16th Street BART)

SF

12
May

Announcements ~ May 12th

 

Good News! The Senate has rejected Obama’s fast-track authority for the TPP in a stunning victory for workers and the environment. Expect more legislation after their Memorial Day recess!

 

Wednesday, May 13

M 13, Wednesday, 12 Noon, RALLY FOR A FAIR CCSF

CCSF – Ocean Campus
Ram Plaza
SF

Faculty working conditions are student learning conditions. Rebuilding our City College is dependent on a fair contract for CCSF faculty. AFT 2121, our City College Faculty Union, “sunshined” its proposals in February, including increased access to quality education for all. The District waited until April and continues to deny open negotiations or to consider enrollment as a contract issue, even though maintaining our current level of funding is dependent upon raising enrollment and lower funding means less opportunity for our students and

Info: Jobs with Justice

 

M 13, Wednesday, 5:00pm, Justice Won’t Wait

Pier 2, Fort Mason Center
Outside SFAI Gala
SF

Last year, visiting faculty (who comprise 85% of faculty) at the San Francisco Art Institute voted by 78% to form a union to address many concerns. Chief among them was job security.

Now in negotiations, administration has insisted on their need to maintain “flexibility”–which for us spells perpetual insecurity–and perpetual instability for students who cannot count on seeing the same professors from year to year or building relationships with them.

Visiting faculty and students tried to ask President Charles Desmarais to intervene in negotiations, but he told us to “get out of his office.” If he won’t hear our message in his office–maybe he’ll hear it at his gala?

Info: Join us on Wednesday (call Jonathan at 209-610-6516 for a ride) or send an email to President Desmarais in support of the faculty.

 

M 13, 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: Fire, Disbar and Prosecute John Yoo – Fliering for Friday’s action (See post for Friday, 5/15 for info)

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!

YES to PEACE

 

Thursday, May 14

M, 14, Thursday, 8:30am, Keep Your Promise Tagami: No Coal In Oakland!

Rotunda Building
300 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland

Phil Tagami, developer of the new Global Logistics Center at the former Oakland Army Base in West Oakland, promised in 2013 that “CCIG is publicly on record as having no interest or involvement in the pursuit of coal-related operations at the former Oakland Army Base.”

Now, in 2015, Tagami is poised to allow four Utah Counties to use public money to invest $53 million to turn the new Oakland port project into a massive coal export terminal. If allowed to move forward, millions of tons of dirty, toxic, climate-killing coal will roll through West Oakland on mile long trains, creating toxic pollution in a community already overburdened by heavy industry.

Tagami hopes to close the deal with Utah by June – so NOW is the time to act!

This action is being organized by Diablo Rising Tide (DiRT) in collaboration with many allies.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/905443066186767/

 

M 14, Thursday, 11:00am – 1:00pm, I Stand With Postal Workers – Help Save Our Public Postal Service – National Day of Action

Fox Plaza Station
1390 Market St. (between 9th & Market St.)
SF

Community and Workers Protest

SF Contact: Contact: Geoffray Dumaguit; gdumaguit@apwusf.org

Listing for ALL National Day Protest: http://www.apwu.org/may-14-national-day-action#CA

 

M 14, Thursday, 6:00pm LET’S KEEP THIS MOVING! :: Mission Takes City Hall :: Debrief & Next Steps

L Caffe
3871 – 24th St
SF

Debrief and Next Steps!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/929653933744291/

 

Friday, May 15

M 15, Friday, 8:00am (sharp) – Fire, Disbar and Prosecute John Yoo

Hearst Greek Theatre-UC
2001 Gayle Road
Berkeley

Protest Boalt Hall Complicity in War Crimes
10th Annual Berkeley Law Commencement Demonstration for Truth About Torture

Greet graduates and their families

Berkeley Law Shelters a War Criminal

The prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is still open. UC Berkeley Law School employs extraordinary measures to protect a key protagonist for the camp’s continued operation. Professor John Yoo is one of many Bush adminstration attorneys who provided cover for the abusive policy of indefinite detention initiated by Bush and embraced by the current president. Yoo’s participation in selecting the location for America’s torture camp is unconfirmed, but his designation of interrogation practices is well documented.

There are a couple of new factors at hand this year; a new law school dean, a rising public awareness of the systemic nature of police brutality evidenced across the country, and recognition of the 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials. Release of the Senate Torture Report and revelations of how the American Psychological Association enabled the CIA torture program provide a timely opportunity to hold Yoo and his enablers accountable. Give a hands-up if you can join us on Friday.

Many people are surprised that Yoo enjoys credence on a multiplicity of subjects, from gay marriage to universal health care. His positions are predictable — support for illegal government surveillance and the use of U.S. troops against people on American soil, advocation for militarization of outer space and endorsement of Obama’s killer drone program, even stumping for a lethal strike on Iran

End the Silence.
Say NO to normalization of war crimes.

Sponsor: SF World Can’t Wait

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/354902604709135/

 

M 15, Friday, 12Noon – 7:30pm, #BlackLivesMatter: Civil Rights and Social Justice in the 21st Century

California State University (East Bay)
Old Student Union, rms. 311 and 102
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward

CSU East Bay Department of Communication and the Graduate Communication Society Presents:

#BlackLivesMatter: Civil Rights Social Justice in the 21st Century

Featuring: Dr. Andreana Clay, Families Seeking Justice panel, three student panels, and a hosted reception.

The Graduate Communication Society hosts a graduate student conference surrounding themes related to social justice issues in a 21st Century context. Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Andreana Clay, Associate Professor at San Francisco State University,

Also presenting is the panel Families Seekig Justice with 2015 Gene Young Award Recipient and Oscar Grant’s uncle, Cephus “Uncle Bobby” Johnson; mother of Alan Blueford, Jeralynn Blueford; mother of James Rivera, Dionne Smith Downs; and Angela Naggie, mother of O’Shaine Evans. Families Seeking Justice panel will be moderated by Cat Brooks, co-chair of the Onyx Organizing Committee.

There will be three student panels discussing research on topics related to the following broad themes:
Online activism
Identity and race in the 21st Century

Sponsor: Graduate Communication Society

Info / Details / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1382626302065507/

 

M 15, Friday, 6:30pm –Potluck; 7:15pm Free Performance – OCCUPY SING-ALONG

City College of San Francisco (Ocean Campus)
Phelan and Ocean Streets
Creative Arts Building, Room 133
SF

Park in the parking lot on Phelan Street.

Cross the street and find the Creative Arts Building

OCCUPY SING-ALONG

Sing along with the Rockin’ Solidarity Labor Chorus

as they tell the story of the Occupy Movement

Everyone will be given a song sheet with 25 songs, mostly parodies of familiar songs, many of which were written by Occupella

COME ONE, COME ALL

Info: (415) 648-3457

Sunday, May 17

M 17, Sunday, Refinery Healing Walk #2 – Martinez to Benicia

Martinez Shoreline Park (end of Ferry Street),
Martinez, CA

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

The walks are led by a sacred Native American staff, 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 by calling (510) 619-8279 English – Español e Ingles: (510) 269-7135

The walk will end at 9th Street Park in Benicia.

Please check the website for important details: http://www.refineryhealingwalks.com/walk2.html

Sponsor: Refinery Healing Walks

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/417495355096537/

Monday, May 18

M 18, Monday, 1:00pm, Don’t Let Airbnb Steal Our Homes! The Fight Goes to Land Use Committee – Rally

SF City Hall (Polk St. steps)
Land Use Committee Meeting – Rm 263
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!!

The Campos ordinance will be heard there, which would hold Airbnb accountable by fining them for listing illegal rentals and requiring them to provide data to the city. We need you there to support full enforcement, transparency and accountability for the loss of our rental housing during this housing crisis!

The Mayor’s ordinance will also be heard. This is poison pill legislation that again fails to regulate airbnb in any way.

We need you to let the board know we won’t be fooled again!

Tell 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 fines 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

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1622434874666436/

 

M 18, Monday, 3:00p.m; Tuesday, 6:00a.m, CALLING ON DRONE “PILOTS” to REFUSE to FLY

3960 S. Beale Rd @ Ostrom Rd
Marysville

Monday, May 18, 3 – 5pm, Join Northern Calif. Activists United Against Drone Warfare at Beale AFB Wheatland gate 3960 S. Beale Rd. @ Ostrom Rd, Marysville monthly protest, followed by potluck and camping at the main gate, 4675 N. Beale Rd. FMI: Nevada County: 941-320-0291; Sacramento: 916-284-0944, bbinks@comcast.net
Tuesday, May 19, 6 – 8am, Join Northern Calif. Activists United Against Drone Warfare at Beale AFB Wheatland gate, 3960 S. Beale Rd @ Ostrom Rd, Marysville, monthly protest.

FMI: Nevada County: 941-320-0291; Sacramento: 916-284-0944, bbinks@comcast.net.

Info / RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/1663662153855203/

 

Tuesday, May 19

M 19, Tuesday, Claim Malcolm X Day – OAKLAND

Oscar Grant Plaza
14th Street & Broadway (12th Street BART)
Oakland

There is a national call to CLAIM Malcolm X Day. Actions will take place across the country – and Oakland is going to THROW DOWN! Join the Onyx Organizing Committee Melvin Kelley and the Black Power Network as we CLAIM Malcolm X Day with our community.

There will def be an FTP march in the evening but we are planning a full day of actions and activities.

Please hold this date in your calendars and let us know if you want to join the planning committee. MORE INFO COMING SOON.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1480310802189630/

 

Thursday, May 21

M 21, Thursday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Black Lives Matter at Work

Unite / Here – Local 2
209 Golden Gate Ave
SF

Connecting Economic Justice, Racial Justice and Black Liberation. With ALICIA GARZA, Co-creator #BlackLivesMatter and Special Projects Director of NDWA, leading Black domestic worker organizing, STEVE PITTS, UC Berkeley Labor Center and National Black Worker Center Project, CHRIS HIGGENBOTHAM, Fight for $15 leader, McDonald’s worker and Oakland teacher, and DERRICK BOUTTE, Social and Economic Justice Chair and member leader of SEIU 1021.

Co-sponsored by Labor and Community Studies CCSF.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/823979657694993/

 

May 15 – May 31

May 15 – May 31, HANDS UP DONT SHOOT GRADUATION -

Commencement day show of resistance towards police brutality and militarization

During San Francisco State University’s commencement ceremonies Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Aztlan (MECHA) and the Black Student Union (BSU) invite graduating students to participate in an act of solidarity with the people of Ferguson, MO and all those that have been affected by police violence.

We urge every graduate to walk with their hands up to the podium when receiving their diploma to demonstrate discontent with police murders of unarmed people.

FACTS ABOUT POLICE VIOLENCE
– In this year alone, there have been 293 cases of individuals killed by police, more than 14 times of that of Canada in the whole year of 2014.
– In the year 2014, it is estimated that the police killed more than 1,000 people (most of whom are people of color and the mentally disabled).
– In states like Utah police shootings are the second leading cause of homicide, out numbering gang and drug related homicides.
– In the overwhelming majority of cases cops accused of homicides face no repercussions.

These numbers are unacceptable and it’s vital that during this crucial moment in American history, we show our support to the groups and people that are on the front lines of the fight against racism in the police force and the continued militarization of local police.

In addition, the fight extends beyond our borders with young people from Mexico to Palestine being disproportionately affected by violence due to racist and militarized police states.

LET’S SHOW THE WORLD THAT THE STUDENTS OF SAN FRANCISCO STATE STAND AGAINST RACIST KILLINGS AND POLICE IMPUNITY!

***WE INVITE DIFFERENT COLLEGES TO JOIN US***

Power to the people! El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1392683441052690/

11
May

ALERT: Tell Senate VOTE NO on Cloture for Fast Track – TPP

Tell the Senate to

VOTE NO
On Cloture for FAST TRACK of TPP

CALL Your Senators TODAY: (202) 224 – 3121
Email Petition: http://org.salsalabs.com/o/1034/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=17816
The U.S. Senate could hold a vote as early as this Tuesday on a procedural motion that would cut off debate on Fast Track.
The Fast Track bill introduced last month by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) is a virtual carbon-copy of past Fast Track legislation that has resulted in horrendous trade agreements that have offshored jobs, driven down wages and harmed the environment. We can’t afford for “NAFTA-on-steroids” pacts like the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to be rushed through Congress, circumventing ordinary review, amendment and debate procedures.
The bill is dubbed the “Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015.”
There is an effort in the Senate to filibuster Fast Track and derail it completely. That’s what this first vote is all about

7
May

ANNOUNCEMENTS May 7, 2015

Friday, May 8

M 8, Friday, 10:00am Press Conference, to bring Elder & Child Abuse Charges against speculators- Action Council Endorsed

SF District Attorney’s Office
850 Bryant St.
SF

Meet at the SF District Attorneys office to demand they convect real estate snakes of elder and child abuse for these evictions violent impact on our children and elders in honor of two elders who recently passed due to the trauma of eviction

Sponsor: POOR Magazine & Others

Info: http://www.poormagazine.org/node/5283

 

M 8, Friday, 11:00am 8th -For RIch People ONLY???-1st Nations, Black, Brown & Po’ peoples in Cali resist Displacement, Criminalization & Po’Lice Terror Action Council Endorsed

10am-SF DIstrict Atty Office 850 Bryant SF
11:30am Fri, May 8th SF CIty Hall- (CIty Atty Office) with “The Mission Takes CIty Hall”
Vallejo Po’Lice Dept, 555 Santa Clara Ave.
San Jose CIty Hall
Santa Barbara City Hall- Time TBA

From the original settler colonizers bringing their false borders, slave-catchers (po”lice), paper and mind-stealing poison (alcohol) to steal, rape and pillage mother earth and her earth people to current day 21st century gentryTEchNation, the corporations/speculators and their state agents displacing, incarcerating and/or killing every poor and working person they get, the time has come to name the obvious; California’s Indigenous, Black, Brown, Poor and Working class peoples are undergoing the final and most deadly colonial removal project so California can become a state for Rich People Only.

From LA to Oakland, from Salinas to San Francisco 1st Nations, Black, Brown,Disabled and Po peoples are resisting this Removal project. We are taking back our civil and human rights, our ancestral lands and saying NO we will not be moved.

Each press action will begin with multi-nationed prayers for victims of gentriFUKation & State Terror: Evicted elders who crossed over shortly after being evicted; Ron Lickers, Elaine Turner to Black & Brown Men & Womyn victims of Po’Lice murder & Displacement; Amilcar Lopez, Alex Nieto, O’Shaine Evans, Yuvette Hernderson and many more…

Join IdleNoMore LA, California Network of Revolutionary Change, POOR Magazine, The Manilatown Heritage Foundation, Idriss Stelly Foundation, Our Mission No Eviction,OCNC (Oceania Coalition of Northern California) and many

Info:poormag@gmail.com or call 510-435-7500 . https://www.facebook.com/events/670968119716382/

 

M 8, Friday, Gathering 11:00am, The Mission Takes City Hall! – Note time change! Action Council Endorsed!

Please gather at 11:00am

SF City Hall
1 Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
SF

11:00AM :: Gather on front steps SF City Hall (Polk Street side)
11:30AM SHARP :: Four Directions Ceremony
12:00PM SHARP :: Event begins (((BE THERE EARLY)))

(((((Main event at 12:00 PM SHARP)))))
(((((Be there EARLY!))))))

:: THIS IS A 100% PEACEFUL EVENT ::

Stop the Evictions! • No Monster in the Mission! • Truly Affordable Housing Now! • No More Luxury-Priced Development in the Mission! • Mayor Lee: Declare a State of Emergency!
This will be a very big and very exciting event. Many more details to be announced!

Co-organized by: ACCE • Calle 24 Latino Cultural District • Eviction Free SF • Our Mission No Eviction • Plaza 16 Coalition, Poor Magazine and many more

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/725954867520981/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/670968119716382/

 

Saturday, May 9

M 9, Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Celebrating the Berkeley Post Office From Being Sold

Berkeley Post Office (downtown)
2000 Allston Way
Berkeley

Celebrate the victory of saving the Berkeley Post Office from being sold.

Appreciations to the attorneys who argued for us in Federal Court. Appreciations to Judge Alsup who recently ruled favorably in the lawsuits against USPS practices, lawsuits filed by the City of Berkeley and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Music! Speakers! Cake! More Music !!!
Appreciations to our entire community!

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

 

M 9, Saturday, 4:00pm Celebrate Mothers’ Day- HONOR WOMEN in the STRUGGLE with WORD

2969 Mission St
SF

Honorees:

Lara Kiswani, Executive Director of Arab Resource Organizing Center & longtime activist in the Palestine struggle

Maile Hampton, 20-yrear old African America ANSWER Coalition activist, outrageously charged with “lynching” and resisting arrest with Black Lives Matter Protest in Sacramento

Nathalie Hrizi, public school teacher, single mother and activist with WORD

May is a month to honor, to reflect, and to take action! We honor workers on May Day and we honor mothers on Mothers’ Day. Let us not forget that many mothers are also workers, and both women and workers alike have been and continue to be powerful forces in the struggle for justice.

Sponsor: WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend)

Info: 415-375-9502 or sf@defendwomensrights.org.

 

Sunday, May 10

M 10, Sunday, 12 Noon, CODEPINK MOTHER’S DAY MARCH FOR PEACE – Golden Gate Bridge

11:45 am: Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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

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

first exit after you leave the bridge.

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

to converge in the middle for World Peace.

1:30pm Rally on SF side after the bridge walk:

Mic Check Reading of Julia’s MOTHER’S DAY PROCLAMATION

Bring your children, your mothers, friends, relatives and your LOVE

“We Will Not Raise Our Children to Kill the Children of Other Mothers!”

As endless U.S. warring wages on, CODEPINK invites all friends and other organizations to join us to reclaim the original purpose of Mother’s Day.

“7 coffins for 7 countries”

We will carry 7 small coffins to remember the dead and traumatized from the 7 countries we are currently at war in (Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen & Somalia)

Just after the U.S. Civil War, Mother’s Day was created to unite women of the world to organize and promote peaceful solutions to conflict.

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

Bring signs ( 2×3 ft. or smaller)……wooden sticks/poles are now permitted.

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

SF Muni Bus 28 stop at the bridge (SF side).

FMI & carpooling: Toby, 510-215-5974

 

Monday, May 11

M 11, Monday 3:00pm – 4:30pm, 34th Monthly Anti-Nukes Rally

Japanese Consulate
275 Battery St
SF

Prime Minister Abe is working hard to bring the line of nuclear power plants back. One of many plants, Sendai, will be restarted this summer. He is also changing the regulation which limits the years of operation of plants from 40 years to 60 YEARS!

By the year of 2030, he wants 20-22% of nuclear energy among the entire energy, and only promotes renewable energy as 22-24% which much below among European countries.( Even France has the plan 27% by 2020!) The Ministry of Environment suggested that we can expand the alternative renewable energy up to 35 % by 2030, but the Ministry of Economy and Industry rejected this. PM Abe needs to hold on nuclear power so badly.

Wear yellow and bring signs!

Info: NNA

 

M 11, Monday, 6:00 PM -9:00 PM , OccupyForum Presents: Action Council Forum to Coordinate 83rd National Conference of Mayors,June 19-23 2015

Global Exchange Building,
2017 Mission St. (Nr. 16th St. BART
SF

Invitation to all activists and groups to send a member from your organization to coordinate all of our efforts to send a message to the Mayors of this nation that they need to Listen Up.

On June 19-22 SF Mayor Ed Lee is hosting the 83rd US Conference of Mayors. Around 200 Mayors, their families and corporate sponsors will be in attendance.

This is an opportunity to raise issues LOCALLY and NATIONALLY, that are of concern to us, THE PEOPLE, that the mayors have resisted and refused to act upon, or acted on against the interest of The People. For instance “Black Lives Matter”, police militarization and excessive use of force, racism, gentrification of our communities, privatization of our commons, homophobia and trans-phobia, the environment the People’s taxes being spent on wars enriching the 1% and not serving the needs of the people and more.

All are welcome

Info: bob71947@aol.com

 

Thursday, May 14

M, 14, Thursday, 8:30am, Keep Your Promise Tagami: No Coal In Oakland!

Rotunda Building
300 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland

Phil Tagami, developer of the new Global Logistics Center at the former Oakland Army Base in West Oakland, promised in 2013 that “CCIG is publicly on record as having no interest or involvement in the pursuit of coal-related operations at the former Oakland Army Base.”

Now, in 2015, Tagami is poised to allow four Utah Counties to use public money to invest $53 million to turn the new Oakland port project into a massive coal export terminal. If allowed to move forward, millions of tons of dirty, toxic, climate-killing coal will roll through West Oakland on mile long trains, creating toxic pollution in a community already overburdened by heavy industry.

Tagami hopes to close the deal with Utah by June – so NOW is the time to act!

This action is being organized by Diablo Rising Tide (DiRT) in collaboration with many allies.

5
May

ANNOUNCEMENTS ~ 5/5/15

Tuesday, May 5

M 5, Tuesday, 10:00am – 5:00pm, SIT-IN & Cinco De Mayo Party at Rep. Bera’s office! (Sacramento)

Congressman Ami Bera’s District Office,
8950 Cal Center Dr, Building 3, Suite 100,
Sacramento, CA 95826

Congressman Ami Bera still has not taken a position on Fast Track for the TPP, the job-killing ‘trade’ deal that will ship more jobs overseas. SO, LET’S REMIND HIM WHO GOT HIM ELECTED…

Join us as we hold our 2nd ALL DAY Sit-In at Bera’s office: stop by ANYTIME between 10am-6pm! Invite others!!

We’ll also have some Mexican food and snacks for Cinco De Mayo!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/471660442991303/

 

M 5, Tuesday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Pigeon Palace Press Conference – Land Trust or Bust!

Pigeon Palace
2840-2848 Folsom Street,
San Francisco, California 94110

The Pigeon Palace is going up for sale this Monday! With the Mayor’s help, the San Francisco Community Land Trust is trying to buy the building to prevent our displacement and provide affordable housing forever. But the people entrusted to manage the sale seem hostile to the idea of tenant ownership…

Pigeon Palace residents and their supporters will be holding a press conference at the front of the building at 2pm during an open house, while potential buyers poke inside our homes. A lively demo (not a blockade) of supporters of the Pigeon Palace becoming a Land Trust will start at 2pm. Land Trust or Bust!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/798099870286516/

 

M 5, Tuesday, 5:00pm – 9:00pm, ALL OUT 5/5 at 5! Rally to #SaveEast12th before deciding City Council vote!

Oakland City Hall – Council Meeting
Oakland, California 94612

This Tuesday the Oakland City Council decides whether or not to sell off the East 12th parcel to private developers. Join us for a rally at City Hall to demand that public land be used for public good, not for private profit!

Sponsor: Save the E12th Parcel for the People

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

 

M 5, Tuesday, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, No Sir! Whistleblowing & GI Resistance During the Vietnam War

UC Berkeley,
315 Wheeler Hall (Maude Fife Rm)
Berkeley

Talk by Daniel Ellsberg: “The Silence of the Doves”

The famous whistleblower who leaked the materials that became known as The Pentagon Papers will talk about those leaders who opposed the war but chose instead to “swallow the whistle.”

Documentary screening: “Sir! No Sir!” (David Zeiger, 2005)

In the 1960’s, an anti-war movement emerged that altered the course of history. This movement didn’t take place on college campuses, but in barracks and on aircraft carriers. It flourished in army stockades, navy brigs and in the dingy towns that surround military bases. It penetrated elite military colleges like West Point. And it spread throughout the battlefields of Vietnam. It was a movement no one expected, least of all those in it. Hundreds went to prison and thousands into exile. And by 1971 it had, in the words of one colonel, infested the entire armed services. Yet today few people know about the GI movement against the war in Vietnam.

Followed by a panel discussion with GI activists, conscientious objectors, and resisters featured in the film.

This event is free, open to the public,
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/876103375784322/

M 5 Tuesday, 6:00pm – 10:00pm, “Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo”

Redstone Labor Temple
2940 – 16th Street
SF

$5 – admission
complimentary food and drinks

Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo” a Spring art and literature gala

Rescue the true meaning of the holiday as a celebration of cross-border solidarity for freedom, justice and democracy. Features live and silent
art auction, live music, poetry, food and wine.

The theme is “Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo” from its corporate commercialization as “Drinko de Mayo.”.
What we need now more than ever is a renewed fight for greater democracy, especially economic democracy.
a benefit for the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition and Las Hormigas
in Ciudad Juarez
Info / Details, contact the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition, (415) 863-1225, sflivingwage@riseup.net, www.livingwage-sf.org

M 5, Tuesday 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Notice of Pre-Application Meeting, Say No!!!!

Calle 24 SF, Merchants & Neighbors Association
24th Street Between Mission and Potrero,
SF

The proposal is to demolish existing laundromat building on 24th and York to build new 8 units of condos 5 story mixed use residential.
This would be the tallest building on 24th. It would be taller then the marque on the BRAVA Theater.

This proposal will destroy a neighborhood serving business and an iconic and important mural on 24th.

This mural is a cultural asset in the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District originally created in 1984 by Ray Patlan. It was called Y Tu, Y Yo, Y Que. In 1995 it was restored by Carlos Gutierrez calling it Y Tu, Y Yo, Y Cesar, after the death of Cesar Chavez. Funded by the City and County of San Francisco.

This mural is part of the Precita Eyes mural tours that generate income for the area and city.

Please join us to say no to the destruction of this mural and the continued unchecked development that is displacing residents, businesses and destroying the arts and culture and the community.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1645936042302920/

Wednesday, May 6

M 6, Wednesday, 12:30pm, WALKOUT to Save CCSF (Rally)

CCSF – Ocean Campus
Ram Plaza
SF

The Special Trustee with Extraordinary Powers (STWEP), and the CCSF administration has led multi-front attacks on students. Through the implementation of a new payment policy, the cutting of 100’s of classes, and the kicking out of thousands of students, the Special Trustees Dictatorship has endangered diversity Studies, resource centers, and disproportionately impacted at-risk students—LGBTQ, undocumented, students of color, single parents, and students with disabilities!

Fight for YOUR Education! Fight for CCSF! Walkout

Endorsements:
CCSF Critical Pacific Islands Studies ,Tarik Farrar- Chair of African American ,Committee to Defend Diversity Studies of CCSF
MEChXA de CCSF, Asian Student Union , Performance Arts & Entertainment Center Coalition
Latino/a & Latin American Studies Department

Host: MEChXA De CCSF

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/743438442439484/

 

M 6, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, How the Gentrifiers Are Gentrifying City College: Land Grabs, Student Push-out Policies & Downsizing

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

Join in a discussion of the rotten underbelly of the City College accreditation crisis:

An official in Sacramento told Tom Ammiano that Mayor Lee did not want the elected Board of Trustees to be reinstated yet, as important real estate deals needed to be completed.

We will analyze the “January surprises” in which the current administration pushed out some 3100 already-enrolled students in a single week—in the middle of a major enrollment crisis!

On January 9th, the administration announced the abrupt closure of the Civic Center Tenderloin campus on one afternoon’s notice, on the grounds of seismic concerns.

We will have a round table to share analysis and information (invited speakers below):

The Shock Doctrine and Disaster Capitalism—short· videos on lessons from Chicago, where public school closures have been concentrated in gentrifying Black and Latino neighborhoods close to valuable downtown real estate;

A short slideshow showing the Reservoir Wars in· the 80s and 90s, in which the real estate industry unsuccessfully tried three times to pass a ballot measure for luxury housing development at the Reservoir. Grassroots organizing won the day! The real estate industry also tried to tear down Balboa High School to build condos—grassroots organizing won the day!

MECHA and Asian Student Union organizers will· discuss the payment policy;

James Tracy will discuss the Civic Center closure and community resistance

AFT 2121;·

Update on the PAEC and the May 5th meeting about· the Reservoir.

Info: afisher800@gmail.com

 

M 6, Wednesday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, No Keystone XL: Hillary’s Donor Dinner Demo

Meet at Steiner & Jackson St
SF

Keystone XL is the fuse to one of the biggest carbon bombs on Earth, and would unlock development of Canada’s tar sands oil field. For years, Hillary has bobbed and weaved as reporters have tried to ask her where she stands on the pipeline, always giving some variation of “no comment” in response. Wednesday afternoon, as Hillary dines with donors in Pacific Heights, join us to demand a permanent rejection of Keystone XL. Sponsored by Center for Biological Diversity, Benicians for a Safe and Healthy Community, 350 Bay Area

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1558371387760200/

 

M 6, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:00pm, 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!

YES to PEACE

Thursday, May 7

M 7, Thursday, 7:30pm – 10:30pm, {Sound of Torture} a look inside the $150B Human Trafficking industry (film)

SoulSpace
1714 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612

Fundraiser (tickets $15.00)

A journalist named Meron Estefanos gets a disturbing tip. She’s given a phone number that supposedly belongs to a group of refugees being held hostage in the Sinai desert. She dials the number, and soon dozens of strangers are begging her to rescue them. How can she ignore them?

The Matatu Film Festival, the Umoja Festival, and Red Bay Coffee invite you to a special screening of Sound of Torture, where every dollar raised benefits victims of human trafficking. Following the screening, all funds will be sent directly to Meron Estefanos, featured in the film.

co-presented by Impact Hub, KQED, Oakland International Film Festival, SoleSpace & SuRu

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/851547241587172/

 

M 7, Thursday 12 Noon, For RIch People ONLY???-1st Nations, Black, Brown & Po’ peoples in Cali resist Displacement, Criminalization & Po’Lice Terror (Oakland, Salinas & Los Angeles) –OccupySF Action Council Endorsed

Schedule So far- (More Cities Soon to Come)
-Oakland Eviction kkkort 1225 Fallon st -ceremony at 12noon speakers: 1pm
-Salinas City Hall – 12 noon
-Los Angeles/Venice 11:30am at the Corner of Electric and Palms Av in Venice ((in the back parking lot of The Brig – 1515 Abbott Kinney).

California: For RIch People ONLY???
1st Nations, Black, Brown & Poor peoples across CalifAztlan resist Displacement, Po’Lice Terror, False Borders,Criminalization & Plantation Prisons with Press Conferences, Actions, and Ceremony

Each press action will begin with multi-nationed prayers for victims of gentriFUKation & State Terror: Evicted elders who crossed over shortly after being evicted; Ron Lickers, Elaine Turner to Black & Brown Men & Womyn victims of Po’Lice murder & Displacement; Amilcar Lopez, Alex Nieto, O’Shaine Evans, Yuvette Hernderson and many more…

Endorsers: co-creators include California Network for Revolutionary Change, Idriss Stelley Foundation, POOR Magazine, Aunti Frances Love Mission Self-Help Hunger Program, Manilatown Heritage Foundation, Idle No More Venice/LA, Our Mission NO Eviction Oceania Coalition of Northern CA- Youth Justice Coalition Justice for Mario Romero, OaklandSinFronteras, San Francisco Bay View Newspaper Western Regional Advocacy Project, (People Organized for Westside Renewal) POWER, Sin Barras, Justice for Frank Alvarado

Info / Details https://www.facebook.com/events/670968119716382/

Friday, May 8

M 8, Friday, 10:00am Press Conference, to bring Elder & Child Abuse Charges against speculators- Action Council Endorsed

SF District Attorney’s Office
850 Bryant St.
SF

Meet at the SF District Attorneys office to demand they convect real estate snakkes of elder and child abuse for these evictions violent impact on our children and elders in honor of two elders who recently passed due to the trauma of eviction

Sponsor: POOR Magazine & Others

Info: http://www.poormagazine.org/node/5283

 

M 8, Friday, Begin Gathering 11:30am, The Mission Takes City Hall! :: May 8 :: 12-Noon Sharp! Action Council Endorsed!

SF City Hall
1 Carleton B. Goodlet Pl.
SF

THE MISSION TAKES CITY HALL on Friday, May 8
(((((12:00 PM SHARP))))). (((((Be there EARLY!))))))
((((( PLEASE GATHER STARTING 11:00 AM) ))))

Stop the Evictions! • No Monster in the Mission! • Truly Affordable Housing Now! • No More Luxury-Priced Development in the Mission! • Mayor Lee: Declare a State of Emergency!

11:30 AM gather on front steps SF City Hall (Polk Street side)
12:00 PM SHARP action begins

This will be a very big and very exciting event. Many more details to be announced!

Co-organized by: ACCE • Calle 24 Latino Cultural District • Eviction Free SF • Our Mission No Eviction • Plaza 16 Coalition, Poor Magazine and many more

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/725954867520981/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/670968119716382/

 

Sunday, May 10

M 10, Sunday, 12 Noon, CODEPINK MOTHER’S DAY MARCH FOR PEACE – Golden Gate Bridge

11:45 am: Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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

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

first exit after you leave the bridge.

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

to converge in the middle for World Peace.

1:30pm Rally on SF side after the bridge walk:

Mic Check Reading of Julia’s MOTHER’S DAY PROCLAMATION

Bring your children, your mothers, friends, relatives and your LOVE

“We Will Not Raise Our Children to Kill the Children of Other Mothers!”

As endless U.S. warring wages on, CODEPINK invites all friends and other organizations to join us to reclaim the original purpose of Mother’s Day.

“7 coffins for 7 countries”

We will carry 7 small coffins to remember the dead and traumatized from the 7 countries we are currently at war in (Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen & Somalia)

Just after the U.S. Civil War, Mother’s Day was created to unite women of the world to organize and promote peaceful solutions to conflict.

This Mother’s Day please join us on the Golden Gate Bridge. Bring your mothers and daughters, your sons and fathers, your grandchildren, friends and neighbors to honor our history, and celebrate our passion for PEACE!

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

Bring signs ( 2×3 ft. or smaller)……wooden sticks/poles are now permitted.

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

Golden Gate Transit Buses 10, 70, 80

and SF Muni Bus 28 stop at the bridge (SF side).

FMI & carpooling: Toby, 510-215-5974

 

Monday, May 11

M 11, Monday, 6:00 PM -9:00 PM , OccupyForum: Action Council Forum to Coordinate 83rd National Conference of Mayors, June 19-23 2015

Global Exchange Building,
2017 Mission St. (Nr. 16th St. BART
SF

Invitation to all activists and groups to send a member from your organization to coordinate all of our efforts to send a message to the Mayors of this nation that they need to Listen Up

Info: Contact Bob at bob71947@aol.com

1
May

Announcements ~ 5/1/15

Friday, May 1 (May Day)

M 1, Friday, 5:30am, MAY DAY #SHUTITDOWN! Flying Picket Against Clorox and others!

Latham Square, The New Latham Square
Broadway & Telegraph
Oakland

MAY DAY #SHUTITDOWN! Flying Picket Against Clorox and others!
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1403859066603580/

If we have enough people we will shut down Oakland with the flying picket!

We will rise early in the morning on May Day, gathering 5:30 AM at Broadway and Telegraph, to picket the Clorox company in response to:

1. Union Busting:
– The Clorox Headquarters is using Scab Carpenters – refusing to use labor of Carpenters Local 405.

2 . Gentrification and Colonialism
Clorox is funding the proposed Oakland Zoo non-union “California Trail” expansion on Knowland Park that would cut down 70+ trees, including a 600 year old heritage tree, and gentrifying the working class neighborhood and seizing Ohlone territory.

3. Racism:

4. Animal Testing: Clorox has been practicing animal testing for years. Some of the methods that the Clorox Company uses include: dripping the ingredients and completed products onto the animals (in eyes and in lab made incisions),

Host: MayDayShut it Down

Info / Details . https://www.facebook.com/events/1403859066603580/

 

 

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 – Rally & March

Port of Oakland
Middle Harbor Rd, APL Berth 62, near Adeline St. bridge
Oakland

March will go to Oscar Grant Plaza!

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 Oscar Grant Plaza

PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES…..

Host: Anti Police-Terror Project

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

 

M 1, Friday, 1:00pm – 5:30pm Workers Rising for Dignity / Migrants Against State Violence (note time change)

Start: Civic Center Plaza

International Workers Day Regional Festival and March

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

Why are we marching?

· Legalization for all undocumented immigrants, stop the deportations

· Uphold workers rights

· Build and defend strong and healthy communities

· End state violence and bring our love ones home from prisons, jails and detention centers

· End U.S. military aggression and policies that force migration

· Support the struggle of Black communities against state-sanctioned violence in the U.S.

RSVP and share on Facebook. This will be a regional march with East Bay folks joining in SF.

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

 

M 1, Friday 2:00pm – 8:00pm, San Jose May Day International Workers day

2:00 pm Rally at Story and King,

Corner of Target Plaza 3:00 pm

Gather for March 4:00 pm

March begins 5:45

Closing Rally at San Jose City Hall

Workers and Migrants Rising for Dignity, Against State Violence, and Standing for International Solidarity

Info: Indybay

 

M 1, Friday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Young Workers United: May Day Celebration! / Jóvenes Trabajadores Unidos: Celebración de May Day!

Virgils Sea Room
3152 Mission St
SF

Join Young Workers United for a celebration of working people’s global victories, struggles, and power. We have a lot to be excited about, including the San Francisco minimum wage increase to $12.25/hour starting on May 1st. Come join us!

There will be food and raffle prizes! (Stay tuned for more details.)

Advanced tickets strongly recommended; donations also accepted at the door. $5-20 sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds.

TICKETS: http://tinyurl.com/mdbjpos

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/373809536159074/

 

M 1, Friday, 7:00pm, MAY DAY FOR FREDDIE GRAY ! #SHUTITDOWN IN SOLIDARITY WITH BALTIMORE

Latham Square, The New Latham Square
Broadway & Telegraph
Oakland

In Solidarity With Baltimore #SHUTITDOWN MAY 1ST!
MAY – 1 – 2015 – 7 PM – LATHAM SQUARE – BROADWAY AND TELEGRAPH

From Oakland to Baltimore We Won’t Take it Anymore!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1594160737537337/

 

Saturday, May 2

M 2, Saturday, 9:00am – 6:00pm, The Spirit of Viet Nam is Stronger than U.S. Bombs

MetWest High School
314 E 10th St,
Oakland

Breakfast @ 9AM | Program Starts @ 10AM

Sliding scale donations will be accepted at the door. Free for youth 18 y.o. and under.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intergenerational-teach-in-the-spirit-of-viet-nam-stronger-than-us-bombs-tickets-16383904700

DONATE: https://www.bit.ly/support-vu.

MORE INFO:
Comrades, allies, and friends,

The war in Viet Nam was one of the most important historical events of the 20th century. It brings to light the heroic struggle of Vietnamese people against foreign aggression, particularly the United States of America.

The Viet Nam Victory Coalition (VNVC), formed in 2014, is hosting a Community Event: “The Spirit of Viet Nam is Stronger than U.S. Bombs” – a day-full of cultural, educational & powerful sharing to mark the 40th anniversary of the US military’s forced departure from Viet Nam and international struggle for self-determination.

Our purpose:

• Highlight the historical meaning and ongoing significance of people’s struggles for independence and against imperial domination.

• Inform and continue to educate ourselves and all who seek to understand this history, to explore its relevance to the present and future, and to keep abreast of the current strategy of the US empire in Asia and abroad.

• Connect and celebrate our humanity with music, poetry, spoken word, and with dialogues and discussion, panels and workshops, and share our story.

Join us in solidarity with the May Day Rally on May 1st in SF (more details to come). March with us!

The space (rooms, bathrooms, etc.) is fully ADA accessible.

Transportation:
• The closest BART station is the Lake Merritt Station. http://www.bart.gov/
• Bus accessibility: http://www.actransit.org/

Host: Viet Nam Victory Coalition
Info / List of Sponsors: https://www.facebook.com/events/846470932076911/

 

M 2, Saturday, 11:00am – 1:30pm, Fight the Towers – Protest Verizon’s Corporate Incursion

Eastshore Park on Lake Merritt
@ Lakeshore Ave.
Oakland

March up to Lakshore to Verizon Wireless Store

3275 Lakeshore

PROTEST VERIZON’S CORPORATE INCURSION INTO OUR NEIGHBORHOODS

We have the Right and the Power to Protect our Communities from Reckless Development and Corporate Greed!

Purpose: We will protest at the Verizon Wireless store, leaflet, ask for signatures for our petition to oppose the cell installation in our neighborhood, let the people of Oakland know about Verizon’s aggressive, unhealthy and undemocratic invasion of our neighborhoods. All of our communities are at risk from Telecom companies planting risky cell antennas in our residential neighborhoods for their corporate profits. We the People of Oakland can fight back!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/FightTheVerizonTowers?fref=ts

 

M 2, Saturday, 4:00pm – 8:00pm, The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers

Random Parts
1206 13th Ave,
Oakland, California 94606

From Saturday May 2nd to Friday, June 19th the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism in partnership with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Random Parts, and Incline Gallery will present The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers, a Tran bay visual art exhibition about housing security and digital privacy at Random Parts in Oakland and Incline Gallery in San Francisco. Created by Dorothy R. Santos, the exhibition will feature work in both venues by Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Eliza Barrios, COLL.EO, Leslie Dreyer, Tom Laughlin, and Elizabeth Travels light.

Bay Area artists offer a collection of work about the convergence of privacy and gentrification unique to the Bay Area, in particular the impact of surveillance technology and the digital economy on housing security and how affluence secures both privacy and housing.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1604097453199764/

 

Sunday, May 3

M 3, Sunday, 9:30am Unitarian Universalist Breakfast Forum – Speaker Kathy Kelly, Activist for Peace

Martin Luther King Room
First Unitarian Universalist Church, San Francisco
1187 Franklin Street at Geary

May 3, “Mobilizing Ideas for Peace” with Kathy Kelly, who has worked to educate on consequences of war and organize actions on behalf of peace. When she visits areas of U.S. military intervention, she stays in the homes of ordinary people who are victims of war. She tries to amplify the stories of people bearing the brunt of war, while also analyzing U.S. policies of military domination. Kathy has traveled often to Iraq and Afghanistan and has just been released from 3 months in prison for nonviolent protest of drones.

 

M 3, Sunday, 5:00pm – 8:00pm , Break Every Chain: Reflections on liberation from systems of war and imprisonment

St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Sproul Room
2727 College Ave
Berkeley, CA

Light Potluck Supper – bring a Veggie dish

Kathy Kelly recently served 3 months in a U.S. federal prison, which began shortly after she returned from her 14th trip to Afghanistan where she and Sherri Mauri have been guests of the Afghan Peace Volunteers. Drawing from her experiences living among people who bear the brunt of the military and prison industrial complexes. Kelly will discuss ways to build egalitarian affinities between people seeking liberation from militarism, social inequities and environmental degradation.

Sponsors: EPI, Voices for Creative Nonviolence,EMERGENCY, AFSC, Vets for Peace, Codepink etc.

Info: Ecumenical Peace Institute, epicalc@lmi.ne

 

Monday, May 4

M 4, Monday, 6:00pm, The Raft and the Shore: Crossing Borders to Abolish War – With Kathy Kelly

SF Friends Meeting
65 – 9th Street
SF

Potluck!

During the war in Vietnam, two venerable peacemakers, Thich Nhat Hanh and Daniel Berrigan, SJ, exchanged ideas about nonviolent resistance to war in a book entitled: The Raft Is Not the Shore. Drawing on experiences living alongside people trapped in war zones and in U.S. prisons, (most recently in Afghanistan, and in a federal prison in Lexington, KY), Kathy Kelly will discuss what she has learned from people bearing the brunt of what Martin Luther King termed “the triple evils” of racism, militarism, and poverty.

OccupyForum will also be at this event.

Sponsors:

SF Friends Peace and Social Concerns Committee, Voices for Creative Nonviolence,EMERGENCY, AFSC, Vets for Peace,Occupy Forum, Campaign Nonviolence and Code Pink

Info: peace@sfquakers.org

 

Tuesday, May 5

M 5, Tuesday, 5:00pm – 9:00pm, ALL OUT 5/5 at 5! Rally to #SaveEast12th before deciding City Council vote!

Oakland City Hall – Council Meeting
Oakland, California 94612

This Tuesday the Oakland City Council decides whether or not to sell off the East 12th parcel to private developers. Join us for a rally at City Hall to demand that public land be used for public good, not for private profit!

Sponsor: Save the E12th Parcel for the People

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

 

M 5, Tuesday, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, No Sir! Whistleblowing & GI Resistance During the Vietnam War

UC Berkeley,
315 Wheeler Hall (Maude Fife Rm)
Berkeley

Talk by Daniel Ellsberg: “The Silence of the Doves”

The famous whistleblower who leaked the materials that became known as The Pentagon Papers will talk about those leaders who opposed the war but chose instead to “swallow the whistle.”

Documentary screening: “Sir! No Sir!” (David Zeiger, 2005)

In the 1960’s, an anti-war movement emerged that altered the course of history. This movement didn’t take place on college campuses, but in barracks and on aircraft carriers. It flourished in army stockades, navy brigs and in the dingy towns that surround military bases. It penetrated elite military colleges like West Point. And it spread throughout the battlefields of Vietnam. It was a movement no one expected, least of all those in it. Hundreds went to prison and thousands into exile. And by 1971 it had, in the words of one colonel, infested the entire armed services. Yet today few people know about the GI movement against the war in Vietnam.

Followed by a panel discussion with GI activists, conscientious objectors, and resisters featured in the film.

This event is free, open to the public,
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/876103375784322/

M 5 Tuesday, 6:00pm – 10:00pm, “Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo”
Redstone Labor Temple

2940 – 16th Street
SF

$5 – admission
complimentary food and drinks

Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo” a Spring art and literature gala

Rescue the true meaning of the holiday as a celebration of cross-border solidarity for freedom, justice and democracy. Features live and silent
art auction, live music, poetry, food and wine.

The theme is “Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo” from its corporate commercialization as “Drinko de Mayo.”.
What we need now more than ever is a renewed fight for greater democracy, especially economic democracy.
a benefit for the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition and Las Hormigas
in Ciudad Juarez
Info / Details, contact the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition, (415) 863-1225, sflivingwage@riseup.net, www.livingwage-sf.org

M 5, Tuesday 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Notice of Pre-Application Meeting, Say No!!!!

Calle 24 SF, Merchants & Neighbors Association
24th Street Between Mission and Potrero,
SF

The proposal is to demolish existing laundromat building on 24th and York to build new 8 units of condos 5 story mixed use residential.
This would be the tallest building on 24th. It would be taller then the marque on the BRAVA Theater.

This proposal will destroy a neighborhood serving business and an iconic and important mural on 24th.

This mural is a cultural asset in the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District originally created in 1984 by Ray Patlan. It was called Y Tu, Y Yo, Y Que. In 1995 it was restored by Carlos Gutierrez calling it Y Tu, Y Yo, Y Cesar, after the death of Cesar Chavez. Funded by the City and County of San Francisco.

This mural is part of the Precita Eyes mural tours that generate income for the area and city.

Please join us to say no to the destruction of this mural and the continued unchecked development that is displacing residents, businesses and destroying the arts and culture and the community.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1645936042302920/

 

Wednesday, May 6

M 6, Wednesday, 12:30pm, WALKOUT to Save CCSF (Rally)

CCSF – Ocean Campus
Ram Plaza
SF

The Special Trustee with Extraordinary Powers (STWEP), and the CCSF administration has led multi-front attacks on students. Through the implementation of a new payment policy, the cutting of 100’s of classes, and the kicking out of thousands of students, the Special Trustees Dictatorship has endangered diversity Studies, resource centers, and disproportionately impacted at-risk students—LGBTQ, undocumented, students of color, single parents, and students with disabilities!

Fight for YOUR Education! Fight for CCSF! Walkout

Endorsements:
CCSF Critical Pacific Islands Studies ,Tarik Farrar- Chair of African American ,Committee to Defend Diversity Studies of CCSF
MEChXA de CCSF, Asian Student Union , Performance Arts & Entertainment Center Coalition
Latino/a & Latin American Studies Department

Host: MEChXA De CCSF

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/743438442439484/

M 6, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, How the Gentrifiers Are Gentrifying City College: Land Grabs, Student Push-out Policies & Downsizing

CCSF – Ocean Campus

Phelan Ave. MUB, Rm 150

SF

Join in a discussion of the rotten underbelly of the City College accreditation crisis:

An official in Sacramento told Tom Ammiano that Mayor Lee did not want the elected Board of Trustees to be reinstated yet, as important real estate deals needed to be completed.

We will analyze the “January surprises” in which the current administration pushed out some 3100 already-enrolled students in a single week—in the middle of a major enrollment crisis!

On January 9th, the administration announced the abrupt closure of the Civic Center Tenderloin campus on one afternoon’s notice, on the grounds of seismic concerns.

We will have a round table to share analysis and information (invited speakers below):

The Shock Doctrine and Disaster Capitalism—short· videos on lessons from Chicago, where public school closures have been concentrated in gentrifying Black and Latino neighborhoods close to valuable downtown real estate;

A short slideshow showing the Reservoir Wars in· the 80s and 90s, in which the real estate industry unsuccessfully tried three times to pass a ballot measure for luxury housing development at the Reservoir. Grassroots organizing won the day! The real estate industry also tried to tear down Balboa High School to build condos—grassroots organizing won the day!

MECHA and Asian Student Union organizers will· discuss the payment policy;

James Tracy will discuss the Civic Center closure and community resistance

AFT 2121;·

Update on the PAEC and the May 5th meeting about· the Reservoir.

Info: afisher800@gmail.com

 

Friday, May 8

M 8, Friday, Begin Gathering 11:30am, The Mission Takes City Hall! :: May 8 :: 12-Noon Sharp!

SF City Hall
1 Carleton B. Goodlet Pl.
SF

THE MISSION TAKES CITY HALL on Friday, May 8
(((((12:00 PM SHARP))))). (((((Be there EARLY!))))))
((((( PLEASE GATHER STARTING 11:00 AM) ))))

Stop the Evictions! • No Monster in the Mission! • Truly Affordable Housing Now! • No More Luxury-Priced Development in the Mission! • Mayor Lee: Declare a State of Emergency!

11:30 AM gather on front steps SF City Hall (Polk Street side)
12:00 PM SHARP action begins

This will be a very big and very exciting event. Many more details to be announced!

Co-organized by: ACCE • Calle 24 Latino Cultural District • Eviction Free SF • Our Mission No Eviction • Plaza 16 Coalition, Poor Magazine and many more

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/725954867520981/