Saturday, January 11th
J 11, Saturday, 1:00 pm – Pittsburg – Rally & March to STOP WesPac / Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Expansion on the Bay
Rally starts at 1pm at the corner of Herb White Way and 8th Street inPittsburg CA
March is to Pittsburg City Hall
Contact: Lyana at http://pittsburgdc.org/
Directions to Pittsburg:
Come 80 up to Hwy 4, East on Hwy 4, Left on Railroad Ave., L on 8th Street
Tell Nancy Pelosi – NO to “Fast Tracking”
Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Thursday, January 02, 2014
2:00pm – 4:00pm
San Francisco Federal Building
90 – 7th Street
(7th Street & Mission - nr. Civic Center BART)
Send a message to Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Congress to not “FAST TRACK” the TPP!
Come chalk the sidewalk (chalk provided) Get creative with signs and TP, speak out against the TPP!!
The TPP is being pushed in secret by 600 corporations. It a far reaching trade deal which would surrender national sovereignty and turn the Constitution into toilet paper by negating U.S. and state laws in areas like environmental protections, labor standards, off shoring jobs, food and drug safety and more!
It’s NAFTA on steroids for the Far East
Nancy Pelosi to say “NO to FAST TRACKING the TPP” Tel: 415-556 – 4862
Sponsor of this action: OccupySF Action Council
Facebook page to California Expose TPP http://www.facebook.com/
NYC, Philadelphia, Orlando, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, and San Francisco protesters express their desire to abolish the Federal Reserve.
“On December 23 America’s private banking cartel known as the Federal Reserve turns 100 years old and We the People have a simple message: Reform or Retire.
Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution did the Founders bestow authority to print money on a handful of private banks operating in secrecy from Congress and the people. The right to coin money belongs to the U.S. Treasury alone. For a century the Fed — a network of 12 banks that are 100% privately owned — have controlled our money supply by creating and loaning dollars as DEBT which the public has to pay back with interest.”
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FedUp100 Launches Nationwide Campaign to “Illuminate The Fed”
Date: December 22, 2013
At 5:00 pm on Monday December 23, FedUp100, a new nationwide coalition of activists from across the political spectrum will “Illuminate The Fed” at the 12 Federal Reserve buildings accross the country.
December 23, 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve, established in the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, which gave private Wall Street banks the power to create and control the supply of our nation’s money. In 1913, the Act only slipped through because most of Congress had already gone home for Christmas. This fact, among many others about the Federal Reserve, is not widely known among the public.
FedUp100 will use the Fed’s centennial on Monday to “Illuminate the Fed,” launching a year long coast-to-coast campaign to shine light—literally, using personal flashlights, Light Brigade letters, and high-powered illuminator projections—on a private banking body that operates in darkness and secrecy.
San Francisco is joining many cities across the U.S. with Federal Reserve Bank branches that will host “Illuminate The Fed” actions. These cities include New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Richmond, Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Dallas, as well as at the Fed’s Board of Governors in Washington, DC.
When asked about why she will be joining the “Illuminate The Fed” national day of action, Occupy activist Jane Smith said, “The Federal Reserve is owned entirely by Wall Street banks, so our money is issued by a private institution. Money should be created by the government as money, not interest bearing debt.“
Congress created the Federal Reserve one hundred years ago, and FedUp100 demands that Congress end the Federal Reserve as a private entity. We say a century is enough! The function of controlling the money supply in the United States should reside with the American people, as provided for us in the U.S. Constitution. Echoing Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s 2011 NEED Act, we call on Congress to place the Federal Reserve under the U.S. Treasury, enabling the government to create money that is debt – and interest-free. Restoring the right to issue money to the people would allow us to direct it to building and repairing vital infrastructure and funding human needs like healthcare, sustainable energy, food security, affordable housing, schools, and a clean environment and eliminate the national debt and instead of directing it to Wall Street bank bailouts, wars, unconstitutional surveillance and dangerous energy strategies.
For more information visit http://fedup100.org/
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“SCOTT WIENER ROAST”
Sunday, October 27th – 7:00 pm
4096 – 17th Street (Castro & Diamond)
(On the Sidewalk)
Supervisor Scott Wiener has proposed legislation to the BoS to close downSan Francisco parks and plazas from 12 MN to 5:00 am. This will be voted on Tuesday, Oct. 29th at the BoS meeting.
If this legislation passes this would further criminalize our sisters and brothers who are homeless.
All are invited to the “Scott Wiener Roast” this will be on the sidewalk outside his home. Come show your support against this legislation!
Bring yourself, friends, hotdogs & condiments to share.
OccupySF – Action Council has endorsed this.
SLEEP-IN AT DOLORES PARK WITH MILK CLUB ON MONDAY, OCT. 28
Monday, October 28th - 9:00 pm
Dolores Park (18th & Dolores St)
In response to Supervisor Scott Wiener’s proposed legislation to set uniform, citywide park closure hours, the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club is hosting a sleep-in in Dolores Park to draw attention to this unnecessary and misguided policy.
San Francisco prides itself on being a place that is welcoming and open to all. Our parks remain one of the City’s greatest public treasures and are spaces of recreation, sport, entertainment, and leisure. This proposed legislation threatens the accessibility and openness of our parks and comes on the heels of a spate of recent policies at City Hall that have sought to regulate public spaces, to police bodies, and to criminalize homelessness. With almost 30% of San Francisco’s homeless population identifying as LGBT, and many living on our streets and in our parks, we know who the real targets of this legislation are. This is yet another attack on the homeless, on queer people, poor people, and people of color, and on our right to exist in public space in our society. The Harvey Milk Club has had enough. Parks are for people and we believe this policy to be another step in the wrong direction for San Francisco.
Join us for a sleep-in in one of the finest parks in Supervisor Wiener’s District, Dolores Park, as we take a stand against the attack on homelessness, the attack on public access to public spaces and the attack on the San Franciscowe have come to know and love. Bring a sleeping bag, a protest sign and a piece of your mind.
For those interested in participating in Monday night’s direct action against the park closure legislation, note that we risk running afoul of several sections of the San Francisco Park Code, violations which could result in a fine as well as infraction or misdemeanor charges. While the SF Park Code does not specifically include park closure hours, it does prohibit setting up encampments or sleeping in public parks, “noisy” or “boisterous” behavior, disobeying any park signage (which may include park closure hours), and conducting any “exhibit” which has been publicized more than 4 hours in advance (which could include our demonstration), among others. While we expect that we would be warned prior to any citation or charge pursuant to these violations, please know that by joining us you do risk violating these city ordinances. For reasons related to Freedom of Speech and Expression and the public’s right to freely use public space, we believe that these ordinances are worth disobeying (civilly, of course).
NOTE: the SF Park Code also prohibits intoxication in public parks and acts which could be deemed violent or destructive to property in public parks. We do not intend to risk violating these ordinances and ask that you agree to do the same. We are engaging in acts of civil disobedience, and don’t intend to needlessly muddy the waters.
When: 2:00pm on Saturday, November 17
Where: We’ll announce the surprise! location in San Francisco the morning of the action at http://www.occupytheauctions.org/chase.
Who: So far, we’ve got bread donated from Arizmendi and Ryan and the Space Transformers folks are setting up a soup kitchen, Bob on transport, Lisa and David on signage, music including guitarists Francis Collins and Tommi Avicolli-Mecca.
Join Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/492628647435647.
Brought to you by Occupy Bernal, ACCE-SF, Occupy Direct Action Workgroup, Occupy Action Council of SF, Occupy SF Environmental Justice Workgroup, Community Not Commodity, Occupy Noe, San Francisco Tenants Union, Senior and Disability Action, Manilatown Heritage Foundation, Communities United in Defense of Olmsted, and others coming soon.
Below is some independent coverage (with a couple on NYC Wall St) followed by a sampling of the extensive corporate media coverage of the planned afternoon events.
Occupy San Francisco Marks its One-Year Anniversary, Anti-Foreclosure Actions Abound
The Pacifica Evening News
Banks Threaten Elderly Veterans With Foreclosure
New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram
It’s Alive! Occupy Actions Across the Country Show the Movement’s Impact
Here’s our on-the-ground reporting from the East and West coasts.
AlterNet / By Sarah Jaffe, Alyssa Figueroa
Occupy San Francisco One Year Anniversary CNN Ireprot http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/
Occupy Wall Street 1-year Anniversary
by Liz Highleyman
Occupy San Francisco One Year Anniversary
by D. Boyer
Occupy’s 1st Anniversary Was a Party with Politics in San Francisco
Peter M., Indybay
Rally demands banks stop foreclosing on veterans by: MARILYN BECHTEL
#StrikeDebt: Occupy morphs into debt resistance movement
by Jerome Roos, ROARMAG.org http://roarmag.org/2012/09/
NYC S17: Celebration and Disruption, Mission Accomplished.
Occupy Bernal: Occupy at the local level By Jen Chien, KALW http://www.kalw.org/post/
Occupy Your Victories; Occupy Wall Street’s First Anniversary
How Do You Measure a Dream?
Occupy protesters take to streets to mark movement’s anniversary
Occupy SF Protesters Mark 1st Anniversary Of Movement
Activists gathered in front of the Wells Fargo building in SF’s Financial District
Occupy SF marks anniversary with peaceful rallies
The Associated Press
Read more here:
Occupy protesters celebrate in S.F.
Justin Berton, Kevin Fagan and Michael Cabanatuan, SF Chronicle
Hundreds celebrate the birthday of Occupy in San Francisco
Thomas Pendergast, Examiner
On anniversary, Occupy takes stock of movement
By Doug Oakley, Oakland Tribune
Arrests mark Occupy anniversary
by Rick Hampson, USA TODAY
OCCUPY WALLS ST (WEST): 1 YEAR! MON SEPT 17, 5pm
Monday, September 17, 2012
555 California st @ Kearny st, San Francisco
Commit in the coming year to keep building a movement of the 99% to end the rule by the 1%
OCCUPY THE BANKS
All Day: Occupy, move your money, take creative nonviolent action to confront the banks’ theft and destruction of our communities, homes, environment, education, health care and democracy. Plan an action with your neighbors, group, friends, family, co-workers, congregation, or classmates. Let us
know when/where/what and we will include in our list of actions.
HELL NO, WE WON’T PAY! STRIKE DEBT
5PM MASS CONVERGENCE
Debt Burning (Bring Copies of Your Debt Papers to Burn Symbolically), March, Casserole (Bring Your Pots, Pans and Spoons in the tradition of Argentina, Iceland and Quebec rebellions against 1% austerity), Celebration, Music, Guerilla Movies…
“Debt affects us all. Student debt, mortgage debt, health care debt, credit-card debt, and more: debt is the tie that binds the 99%, and it is a primary engine of Wall Street profits. Are the promises we believed in order to take this debt — of prosperity, of stability, of enfranchisement — even worth the paper our statements are printed on? Debt is ruining the lives of individuals, families, and communities while banks get bailed out. We say enough! Join us as we begin to build a people’s movement to strike debt, break the chains of debt, and to create new bonds of solidarity.”
–from StrikeDebt.org in New York City
All occupy groups, allies and supporters are invited to join and mobilize.
Planning Meetings: The SF Occupy Action Council has agreed to be its organizing/planning hub. The SF Occupy Action Council meets every Sunday, 2-4pm at HERE/UNITE Local 2, 209 Golden Gate Avenue (between Leavenworth/Hyde).
Sponsored by (to date): Foreclosure Fighters of Occupy Bernal, ACCE and Occupy Noe, Occupy SF Direct Action Work Group, Occupy Education–Northern California, Occupy Action Council SF, Occupride/Community Not Commodity, Occupy Monterey, Occupy Bay Area United, Occupy SF Environmental Justice Work Group…