Tell the Senate to
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
Via Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio
Monday April 27
Demand Freedom & Medical Care for Mumia!
John Wetzel, PA Secretary of Corrections: (717) 728-4109
Governor Tom Wolf: (717) 787-2500
SCI Mahanoy: (570) 773-2158, then dial zero
Often when we call, prison and state officials have taken their lines off the hook.
Wetzel’s number will go to voicemail. Wolf’s number will usually be answered. Mahanoy, extension 0, will usually be answered.
Pam Africa and Mumia’s lawyer Bret Grote (Abolitionist Law Center) attempted to visit Mumia at SCI Mahanoy today. The prison barred all visitors today for “health and security reasons”.
And this morning Mumia was given a mandatory order to report to the infirmary where he was readmitted. Know that he remains critically ill and needs our support to get lifesaving medical care from his choice of an endocrinologist and other doctors!
Mumia was seen Saturday for 2.5 hours by his wife Wadiya Jamal, and Rachel Wolkenstein. This visit revealed that Mumia was critically weakened and experiencing serious symptoms that are often associated with hyper glucose levels, kidney stress and failure, and renal failure. This image below shows the severity of his chronic skin condition, which has resulted in cracked and open wounds over his entire body. His limbs are immensely swollen and he is barely able to walk.
Mumia’s life is on the line. Your calls, letters, and organizing are what could literally help pull him through this crisis.
Bancroft Street at Telegraph Avenue
The student group, Fossil Free Cal, will lead a nighttime march around the south side of the Berkeley campus. The march starts at 9 PM at the corner of Telegraph and Bancroft.
The action aims to send a clear message to UC Regents that a growing number of students and faculty support full divestment from companies involved with processing, transporting or marketing natural gas, oil, and coal.
Fossil Fuel Cal asks participants to bring whistles, pots, drums and signs. They want the Regents to hear the complaints rather than trying to ignore them.
Visit Fossil Free Cal Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fossilfreecal
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/772154386186176/
*** ACTION ALERT — ZIM Ship Arriving Early ***
West Oakland BART Station
End the Siege of Gaza!
Picket the Zim Shanghai Starting
September 27th, 2014 at the Port of Oakland!
Please come to a sustained community and labor activist picket beginning on September 27th to stop the Zim Shanghai from unloading or loading any cargo – from when it arrives in Oakland until it leaves.
ACTION ALERT for Tuesday, September 16
National Call-In Day
Call your Senators and Representatives TODAY before they support another endless war in the Middle East!
As early as today, Congress is going to vote on a controversial plan to send arms to Syrian rebels.
Toll-free number: 1-855-68 NO WAR (1-855-686-6927).
Let them know:
* You are opposed to providing arms to Syrian rebels.
* You are opposed to US military intervention in Iraq and Syria
* You favor diplomacy and humanitarian aid as the only realistic approach to the threat ofISIS.
Ask for an explanation of where your member of Congress stands on the President’s plan “to destroy ISIS” through military means.
In the past six weeks, America has flown nearly 3,000 missions, deployed more than 1,500 troops, and launched more than 150 airstrikes in Iraq. Just last week, the President announced that our latest war in the Middle East will be ramping up, with increased airstrikes in Iraq and soon also in Syria.
U.S. airstrikes will not solve the problems we face in Iraq and Syria. Over the past 13 years, we have seen how the unintended consequences of military action can spiral out of control. U.S. bombs, and the civilian deaths they cause, often serve as recruitment tools for groups like ISIS. American supplied weapons have already fallen into the hands of violent extremists.
Info from Win Without War & Other organizations (toll-free number provided by Friends Committee on National Legislation)
Tuesday, September 16
S 16, Tuesday, 9:00 am. Dattani Court House Action – Rally (hearing at 9:30am)
S 16, Tuesday, 10:00 am – CPMC’s (California Pacific Medical Center) Discriminatory Firing of RN Union Leader – Press Conference
Wednesday, September 17
S17, Wednesday, 12Noon – 1:30pm – “Oh that old quaint thing – US Constitution” Street Theatre (Berkeley)
S 17, Wednesday 5:30pm – 6:30 pm – Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL
S 17, Wednesday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm Constitution Day: Ferguson to Oakland Police Militarization Report Back (Oakland)
Thursday, September 18
S 18, Thursday, 5:00 pm – 7:00pm – “The Present and Future of California Prisons”
S 18, Thursday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm – CISPES Movie Night “Hidden in Plain Sight”
Friday, September 19
S 19, Friday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm- The Lessons of Ferguson for Working People and Our Unions
Saturday, September 20
S 20, Saturday, 4:00pm – 8:00pm OCCUPY SF – 3rdCONVERGENCE
Sunday, September 21
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2:00pm – 5:00pm – CLIMATE RALLY – Northern California (in solidarity with NYC march)
Friday, September 26
S 26, Friday, 6:00pm – Kathy Kelly & Stephen Zunes: Paths to Just Peace: San Francisco
Monday, September 29 & Tuesday September 30
S 29 Monday & S 30 Tuesday- Occupy Beale AFB – Campaign Nonviolence Action at Beale Calling for an end to War, Poverty, and Climate Change
Saturday, October 4
O 4, Saturday, 1:00pm – 6:00pm – No Monster in the Mission! Basta Ya! Historic march for the Mission!
First They Came For the Homeless…” is occupying Staples in Berkeley
Support Golden Gate Park – Yes on Prop H; No on Prop I
Prop.H Save the Beach Chalet natural soccer field with real grass.
Prop. I Cover our park fields with ground up tires.
NO ACTION COUNCIL MEETING on SEPTEMBER 21st!!!