The People’s Tribunal on the Iraq War (via Code Pink)

Streamed live on Dec 1, 2016

The People’s Tribunal on the Iraq War

After 14 years of costly war based on lies, it’s time for truth and accountability. The People’s Tribunal on the Iraq War will unify the global anti-war/peace movements with other justice movements by uplifting testimonies of the costs of this war – and war itself. The Tribunal will bring the lies that created the war on Iraq into public awareness, while demanding Obama act on them. It will build and inspire the anti-war movement that we will need after the inauguration of the next administration in 2017. It will be a tool that all groups can use to build, inspire, and enliven their organizations and communities.

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BREAKING: Obama Denies Final Permit For Dakota Access Pipeline

Published on Dec 4, 2016
Energy Transfer Partners: (214) 981-0700
U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers: (202) 761-0010; (202) 761-0014
Department of Justice: (202)-353-1555; (202)-514-2000
White House: (202)-456-1414; (202)-456-1111

TO DONATE:
http://www.ocetisakowincamp.org
https://www.paypal.me/OcetiSakowinCamp
http://standingrock.org

#NoDAPL Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…

TYT Politics Reporter Jordan Chariton (https://twitter.com/JordanChariton) did a Facebook Live report on the breaking news that President Obama and the Army Corps of Engineers have denied the final permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

For more, subscribe to TYT Politics: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuMo…

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Senator Bernie Sanders full speech at Zellerbach Hall

December 2, 2016

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders sent his signature feisty message to President-elect Donald Trump today via an overflow crowd of about 2,000 at his sold-out appearance at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Auditorium.

Sanders, 75, who has garnered a cult-like following among both millennials and older progressive liberals, was at UC Berkeley to promote his new book Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In, which recounts his roller-coaster campaign run.

His appearance was met with a standing ovation, then more cheers when he told the audience “at this great university” that a “delusional” Trump does not have a mandate.

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New Announcements (from Adrienne Fong)

Send items for posting before Tuesday to: pat1936@gmail.com 

OccupySF

Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board

 http://www.occupysf.net

NEW ANNOUNCMENTS

Saturday, December 3

Saturday, 4:00pm – 6:30pm, Bay Area Solidarity VIGIL & MARCH FOR OCETI SAKOWIN CAMP

Gather:

Oscar Grant Plz (1 Frank H.  Ogawa Plz)
Oakland

The Bernie Sanders Brigade invites you to join us for a Solidarity Vigil in support of the Oceti Sakowin Camp. Oceti Sakowin Camp is a unified emcampment of Water Protectors decidated to protecting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s land and water against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The Bernie Sanders Brigade invites you to join us for a Solidarity Vigil in support of the Oceti Sakowin Camp. Oceti Sakowin Camp is a unified emcampment of Water Protectors decidated to protecting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s land and water against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/622028198004409/

Sunday, December 4

Sunday, 8:00am – 10:00am, INTER FAITH GATHERING IN SUPPORT OF STANDING ROCK (all are welcomed)

UN Plaza
SF

AIM-WEST extends invitation to all Bay Area Inter-faith groups and denominations to come together in unity with Standing Rock Sioux Nation to pray for sacredness of “Water is Life” and against the “Black Snake” aka Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in North Dakota.

Info: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Administrator/My%20Documents/Downloads/Inter%20Faith%20Gathering%20Flyer_NEW_Location%20Change%20(2).

Sunday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, RESIST TRUMP IN SF – EMERGENCY COMMUNITY MEETING

First Unitarian Universalist Society
1187 Franklin St,

Are you concerned about the incoming Trump Administration’s agenda and want to do something about it?

Please come to an emergency meeting where San Franciscans can come together as a community to talk about what is happening in our country and to make a plan.

This is an emergency;  and we can work together to implement a positive vision of the kind of city, state and country we want to be;  and to oppose any agenda that is not consistent with our democratic traditions and the common good.

Info: artpersyko@gmail.com

Sunday, 2:45pm – 3:45pm, NONVIOLENCE AIN’T WHAT IT USE TO BE

City College of SF – Mission Campus
1125 Valencia (Bill Sorro Room (214), starting at 2:45pm)
SF

US social movements face many challenges. One of their most troublesome involves the question of nonviolence. Civil disobedience and symbolic protest have characterized many struggles in the US since the Civil Rights era, but conditions have changed. Corporate media has consolidated, the police have militarized, dissent has been largely co-opted and institutionalized, but the strategic tools radicals employ haven’t necessarily kept pace. Our narratives, borrowed from movements of the past, are falling short.

Shon Meckfessel will discuss this and his new book, “Nonviolence Ain’t What It Used to Be: Unarmed Insurrection and the Rhetoric of Resistance”

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1827535110834773/

Sunday, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, RACE, CLASS & ORGANIZING IN THE TIME OF TRUMP

1125 Valencia St.
SF

Join Tamara Draut, VP of Demos and author of the Sleeping Giant and panelists from the Fight for $15, Jobs with Justice SF, SF Rising and La Colectiva to discuss new kinds of organizing that form a blueprint for our political future. Part of the day long Howard Zinn Bookfair.

More than ever, we need to organize at the intersections of race, class and gender to defeat Trumpism. The new working class, more female, more racially diverse and increasingly employed in the service sector will be the backbone of our fight back.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/228313374267174/

Sunday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, FROM MEXICO A TALK ON INDIGENOUS STRUGGLES for AUTONOMY & RIGHTS

OMNI Oakland Commons
4799 Shattuck
Oakland

Luisella Preciado -From the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center, Chiapas

Luisella Preciado is a human rights defender and attorney with the FrayBa Human Rights Center in Chiapas, Mexico. There, Ms. Precido accompanies indigenous peoples fighting for their rights as autonomous, self-determining communities.

She will speak on on-going Indigenous peoples’ struggles for autonomy and rights in Chiapas and other parts of Mexico.
In Spanish with English interpretation.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/361188807568719/

Tuesday, December 6

Tuesday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Press Conference: STAND STRONG FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS-DON’T DELAY

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

Join the community for a sanctuary and immigrant rights press conference

Last week, Sup. Campos introduced a community-led proposal to provide legal representation, education, and outreach for our immigrant families.

SF needs to act quickly and we need make sure our efforts don’t get watered down!

Sponsor: Pangea legal Services

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1813691548916868/

Tuesday, 5:00pm MISSION NIGHT WALK

Gather:

Grace Fellowship
3265 – 16th St.
SF

We’ll remember all those killed and injured in violence in our neighborhood, stopping as well to remember Amilcar Perez Lopez and Luis Gongora Pat, both killed by SFPD.

Info: http://webmail.earthlink.net/wam/msg.jsp?msgid=192821&folder=INBOX&isSeen=false&x=1405272199

Wednesday, December 7

Wednesday, 5:30pm, SAN FRANCISCO POLICE COMMISSION MEETING

SF City Hall, Room 400
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
SF

Justice for Amilcar Perez Lopez Vigil will NOT be at the Mission District Police Station this week but will be meeting at the SF Police Commission meeting

Agenda: http://sanfranciscopolice.org/meeting/police-commission-december-7-2016-agenda

SAVE THE DATE: December 10, 2016 is the UN INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY.

–          San Francisco Justice Alliance is planning an event at UN Plaza in SF – more info to follow.

VETERANS DEPLOY to STANDING ROCK (many are already there)

https://youtu.be/pdw2mHdzK6g

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“The First 100 Day Resistance Agenda” by Robert Reich (occupy.com)

Trump’s First 100 Day agenda includes repealing environmental regulations, Obamacare, and the Dodd-Frank Act, giving the rich a huge tax cut, and much worse. Here’s the First 100 Day resistance agenda (with thanks to Alan Webber):

  1. Get Democrats in the Congress and across the country to pledge to oppose Trump’s agenda. Prolong the process of approving choices, draw out hearings, stand up as sanctuary cities and states. Take a stand. Call your senator and your representative.
  2. March and demonstrate—in a coordinated, well-managed way. The “1 Million Women March” is already scheduled for the Inauguration —and will be executed with real skill. There will be “sister” marches around the country—in L.A. and elsewhere. They need to be coordinated and orchestrated. And then? 1 Million Muslims? 1 Million Latinos? What would keep the momentum alive and keep the message going?
  3. Boycott all Trump products, real estate, hotels, resorts, everything. And then boycott all stores (like Nordstrom) that carry merchandise from Trump family brands.
  4. Letters to Editors: A national letter-writing campaign, from people all over the country, every walk of life and every level of society, from celebrities to sports heroes to grassroots Americans. In most papers, the Letters to the Editor section is the most-read part of the paper.
  5. Op-Eds: A steady flow of arguments about the fallacies and dangers of Trump’s First 100 Day policies and initiatives, from name-brand thinkers and doers to ordinary folk writing for their city’s or community’s newspaper.
  6. Social media: What about a new YouTube channel devoted to video testimonials about resisting Trump’s First 100 Day Agenda? Crowd-sourced ideas, themes and memes. Who wants to start it?
  7. Website containing up-to-date daily bulletins on what actions people are planning around the country, and where, so others can join in. Techies, get organized.
  8. Investigative journalism: We need investigative journalists to dig into the backgrounds of all of Trump’s appointees, in the White House, the Cabinet, Ambassadors and judges.
  9. Lawsuits: Our version of “Drill, baby, drill” is “Sue, baby, sue.” Throw sand in the gears. Lawyers, get organized.
  10. Coordinated fund-raising: Rather than having every public-interest group appeal on their own, have a coordinated fundraising program to fill the coffers of the most endangered and effective opposition groups. Is there a way to do a televised fundraiser with celebrities raising money for the Resistance?
  11. Symbolic opposition: Safety pins are already appearing. What else? What more? Make the resistance visible with bumper stickers, a label pin, a branding campaign that has great language, great logo, great wrist band (remember the Lance Armstrong “Livestrong” yellow wrist band—it sold millions!).
  12. Intellectual opposition: Take Trump on where he’s weakest—with serious ideas. I’ll try to do my part. You do yours, too.
  13. Serious accountability: Establish performance metrics to evaluate his delivery on his campaign promises. An updated web site of promises made and not kept. This is one especially suited to public policy students.
  14. Your idea goes here. Call a meeting of family and friends this weekend. Come up with to-dos.

The First 100 Days Resistance Agenda. We’re not going away.

Originally published by RobertReich.org

Donald Trump, First 100 Days, 100 days of resistance, anti-Trump protests

Donald Trump, First 100 Days, 100 days of resistance, anti-Trump protests

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What must be done locally (sfexaminer.com)

“All progressive cities need a local battle plan for the Age of Trump.” (Courtesy photo)

By David Carlos Salaverry on November 30, 2016

Next week, a 1-year-old startup that I’m part of — San Francisco Vision, founded by writer David Talbot and others — will host a panel discussion styled, “What the Hell Just Happened: Post Election Therapy.” There will be lamentation for the national disaster and for local electoral losses. I’m hoping our January event will be “What the Hell Can We Do About It: An Action Plan for San Francisco.”

All progressive cities need a local battle plan for the Age of Trump, soon to come crashing down on us.

Like all but two of the top 25 U.S. cities, San Francisco is an all-Democratic town run by an entrenched urban machine. Recently, Democratic mayors vowed to fight to remain sanctuary cities. We can expect the “sanctuary” model to soon include not just immigrant rights but all the values and shared social reality achieved in urban centers over the last half century.

So, Democratic San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, New York and Washington D.C. will be fine? We can draw up our moats, defend our values and wait out the barbarians from flyover country? No. The fight will be inside the citadel, as well, fought in the shadows with knives. And when the outside assault gets tough, there will be those inside who want to surrender.

Like in many progressive cities, the GOP is a laughing stock in San Francisco. Lacking an opposition party, two warring S.F. Democratic gangs have developed: the Progressives — representing the East Side, most renters, political activists, nonprofits, communities of color, many LGBTQs, the poor and working class, artists, left-of-center unions and People Power — and the Moderates — representing the West Side, most homeowners, some LGBTQs, landlords, real estate developers, tourism, small businesspeople, construction unions, the tech industry and Money Power.

I suspect this is a common paradigm.

In a 50-year seesaw, the Moderates have won the important battles about money, but the Progressives long since triumphed in the culture, values and identity wars. Until recently, most fights focused on development with Moderates professing progressive values while retaining real power. Our two Democratic gangs divided at a bright line between Hillary Clinton (Moderates) and Bernie Sanders (Progressives) during the primaries.

Post election, with a strong common interest against Donald Trump, the gangs held a City Hall unity presser. But what happens if the federal dough disappears? At what point do the Moderates start a hue and cry for “fiscal realism” and “working cooperatively” with the Trump administration?

San Francisco gets $478 million in direct federal money and $915 million from the state, some of it federal pass-throughs. We expect to get $1.1 billion in federal money for our Central Subway. Our huge Transbay Terminal project depends on the partially federally funded high-speed rail link that was to be the capstone. If Obamacare, Medicare or Medicaid is rescinded, what happens?

Beyond federal dollars, what happens in the next serious economic downturn? Many signs point to our tech bubble bursting. Will Moderates and Progressives continue to sing “Kumbaya” as our $9 billion city budget is slashed? And what if the feds get really nasty and attempt to arrest city officials not cooperating with ICE or federal drug laws?

These local issues are thorny, but San Francisco will muddle through. We are a fortunate municipality, insulated by fantastic wealth, by our social, cultural and political power, and by our long history as a Pacific Rim Empire City. But there will be blood, and without a strong response, the suffering will be concentrated where it has always been, on the backs of the poor, the black and brown, the misfits and marginals, the renters, the artists, the low-wage unionized and the working classes.

As Progressives, we can do more than muddle through while shedding blood, losing constituents to displacement gentrification and seeing vital social services evaporate for those who remain. Trump is a catastrophe but also an opportunity. Progressives can — and must — prevail in the fight inside the citadel with the Moderates. But how? Here are a few preliminary suggestions:

Local vision: A new world is possible, but we need a “radical imagination” both sweeping and practical, both universal and intensely localized. The Moderates have no vision except endless growth and personal advancement. We must ask, “What would San Francisco look like if it were the city of our dreams? And what are the 2-, 5-, 10- and 20-year plans to get there?” A local vision must be collective, but large and small parts will be developed by individuals and in small groups where creative minds are most free. And we must move quickly. Time is not on our side.

Grassroots: Across the Bay, Chevron operates one of the biggest, most profitable refineries on the west coast in Richmond, long a company town. Over several election cycles, the Richmond Progressive Alliance — founded by Greens but chartered as a coalition including Democrats and Independents — organized and finally gained the mayor’s office and a majority on the council. This November, the RPA won a rent-control ordinance against real estate interests and defeated Chevron candidates against millions of corporate dollars with a highly organized and motivated grass roots. The RPA model is exportable, if customized for the realities of San Francisco.

Leaders: I was on the front lines as the leaderless Occupy SF failed; Black Lives Matter is “leaderful.” We must balance leadership with collectivism and balance elders and experts with the energy and idealism of newcomers of all ages. Much of what passes for “wisdom” and “expertise” is reaction, fossilized past practice. Some molds must break to bring new ideas and new people into the fold.

Outreach: George Monbiot argues that we should emulate evangelical Christians. Evangelicals are determined, have simple and immutable principles, shower “enemies” with love and build welcoming social spaces. We can do the same in San Francisco. Many “techies in the trenches” are apathetic, but a sizable number can and will embrace a vision that includes them. West Side homeowners can be won to the cause of neighborhood control of development. Our tourism and hospitality industry can be shown that destroying San Francisco’s unique weirdness isn’t a sound business proposition. Outreach must reach out past our comfort zone.

Money: The Moderates inside the citadel have vast treasuries. We can’t fight Money Power from abject poverty. We will never have more than our opponents, but we must have enough. That means coming to terms with personal and collective dysfunctions about cabbage, boodle, scratch. Money is not the root of evil; the love of money is. We can cultivate neutrality — neither love nor hate — and within our networks honor those who deal with “filthy lucre” rather than sh—ing on them.

Outside and inside action: The power of the people is expressed collectively, as a mass, often through street action. But the levers of power are inside, behind closed doors, in our opponent’s hands. We are outside; they are inside. We are cold, hungry and pissed off. They are warm, fat, smug and, hopefully, a little nervous. Many of us have internalized outsider status and won’t fight for power. We’re good at noisy demos, but we march in circles. We need Progressives inside the control rooms of City Hall. It’s not magic. Without real power, the better world remains a fantasy.

Class and identity politics: We have been at the forefront of the identity wars in San Francisco, each of us now proud of our distinctions. But along the way, we fractured into narrow slices and lost focus on the shared reality of class. With countless examples of the failure of identity-only politics — our gay supervisor attacking the homeless; our black ex-Mayor a fixer for the Money Power — it’s time to return to economic realities. A similar oppression exists around each axis, and we do better fighting them together.

Nonviolence: The state has a monopoly on violence. In San Francisco, our police force has been shown to have depraved indifference for the lives of black and brown and, to some unknowable extent, to be larded through with toxic racism and homophobia. Our response to the organized violence of the state must remain flowers in gun barrels. Otherwise, we risk the lives and freedom of our most vulnerable allies and risk repression that can rapidly crush dissent.

Alienation:
Competitive individualism is the core ideology of capitalism. According to capital, human beings are “selfish” and “materialistic,” and life is “solitary, brutish and short.” We are Progressives because we stubbornly refuse this, believing another world is possible. Within our organizations and networks are many who have been profoundly damaged by the existing social reality — and if we’re honest, we admit we are damaged also. Our movements must be healing places where a cooperative-communal reality flourishes. That requires a conscious effort to break through the isolation that separates us from each other.

Will: Ultimately, we need to fight hard, fight long and fight as if our lives depended on it, as they do. We will lose battles, lose friends and, to be completely realistic, we may lose the fight entirely. We are part of a struggle that may end brutally, violently, in solitary desperation or in deadly tyranny and ultimate apocalypse. All the more reason to steel our will, burn the ships behind us and focus on the future.

San Francisco is uniquely positioned to help create the other, possible world. And each progressive bastion must do its part. Onward!

David Carlos Salaverry is one of the founders of San Franciscans for Police Accountability.

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OccupyForum presents . . . “Free Mumia Abu Jamal with Gerald Smith” on Monday, December 5

OccupyForum
Free Mumia Abu Jamal

with Gerald Smith

Monday, December 5th 2016 @ Global Exchange

2017 Mission near 16th Street BART

from 6 – 9 pm

The New Path to Mumia’s Freedom As a new mass movement develops to free Mumia AbuJamal, we will review the history of political persecutions from the Haymarket Square martyrs to Edward Snowden and how determined struggle has freed some political prisoners, Geronimo Ji-Jaga Pratt, The Angola 3, and Marshall “Eddie” Conway, after decades of confinement. Gerald Smith discuss the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal and selected other prisoners.

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Calendar for concerned people (from Patricia Gray)

“May you live in interesting times” is an ancient curse.  And that is where we are.  We need to do more than be worried.  Might be time for you to get out on the streets.

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Wednesday November 30
8:00 am – 11:00 am        Justin Herman Plaza, Embarcadero, 1 Market St. S.F. 
                                    WOMEN RESIST: DIVEST WELLS FARGO
                                    The morning will begin with prayers for the water led by Women of Idle
                                    No More.  There will be a teach in on why we must take our money out
                                    of the banks that are funding the Dakota Assess Pipe line.  We will
                                    walk to the banks that are funding the DAPL asking people to take
                                    their money out of these banks.
                                    sponsored by Idle No More
9:00 am            Rene C. Davidson Courthouse, 1225 Fallon St. Oakland
                        COURT SUPPORT NEEDED FOR THE PROTESTER FROM OAKLAND
                        ARRESTED AT A PEACEFUL  ANTI TRUMP DEMONSTRATION.
                        One of the demonstrators arrested in Oakland is facing heavy charges
                        and would love some community support.
11:00 am  – 12:00 pm      S.F. City Hall, Board of Supervisors Budget Committee 
                                     LET’S MAKE FREE CITY COLLEGE REAL!
                                     The budget committee will be discussing how and when to make
                                     City College free to residents of San Francisco.  We want this to
                                     be effective by fall 2017
                                     sponsored by AFT 2121
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Mission Police Station, 17th and Valencia, S.F.
                                Vigil
                                GASCON; WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?
                                We demand you charge the killer cops with murder!
6:30 – 8:30      Women’s Building   3543 18th St. S.F. 
                      WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED?  POST ELECTION THERAPY
                      Join Supervisor David Campos and Sunny Auguto and Jim Steins
                      Christina Olague for a panel discussion about local and national
                      election results.
                      co sponsored by the Bernal Heights Democratic Club, Harvey Milk
                                               LGBT club and the Latino Democratic club
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Thursday December 1
8:00 am    Sproul Hall Berkeley 
                NO DAPL: NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION
                Against the banks that have invested in the pipe line.
                We will march to Wells Fargo on Shattuck.  Please wear blue if you
                can and bring signs and noise makers!
9:30 am       San Francisco City Hall  Board of Supervisors room 
                   REJECT JAILS, SUPPORT INVESTMENT!
                   Help us to ensure NO NEW JAILS in San Francisco.  At this
                   meeting the board will review a series of proposals but forth by
                   the city work group on alternatives to jails.  We must stay vigilant
                   against efforts to re entrench jailing and policing as solutions to
                   unmet needs in our communities.
                   Sponsored by NO NEW JAILS coalition
10:00 am      Wells Fargo Headquarters    420 Montgomery St. S.F.
                   NO DAKOTA ACCESS PIPE LINE — GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION
                   The Camp of Sacred Stones and the Red Warrior Camp are calling
                   on allies to take action against the financial institutions working to
                   build the pipe line.
                   Sponsored by Grassroots Organizing
_____________________________________________________________________
Friday December 2
3:30 pm      M.L .King Jr Park   on 3rd Street in the Bayview
                  VIGIL ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DAY OF THE MURDER
                  MARIO WOODS BY THE S.F.P.D.
                  We demand justice for Mario.
                  sponsored by Justice 4 Mario Woods
7:00 om      New Valencia Hall,  747 Polk St. S.F.
                  THE MEANING OF TRUMP’S VICTORY – AND WHAT COMES NEXT?
                  Public forum.
                  Speakers Kristine Lee (Berinie Support group)
                                 Sam Rubin  (disability rights)
                                 topics     How key is racism and sexism?
                                              Strategies for defeating bigotry
                                              Is an independent labor party in our future?
                                 Hearty snack available for $2.00 – $5.00 donation
                   sponsored by Freedom Socialist Party
                   info  415-864-1278
_____________________________________________________________________
Saturday Dec. 3 and 4th   TWO DAY EVENT 
10:00 – 3:00 pm      Middle East Children’s Alliance  1101 8th st. Berkeley
                             PALESTINE HOLIDAY CRAFTS FAIR
                             A stunning array of unique items from Palestine–plus Arabic
                             Food.  Olive oil, embroidery, hand woven rugs, scarfs and
                             shawls.
                             sponsored by the Middle East Children’s Alliance
                             more info  510-548-0542
1:00 – 2:00 pm     33 Third St. San Francisco 
                          Office Depot, 3rd at Stevenson  1/2 block from Market
                          BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT AND SANCTIONS
                          We will rally outside of Office Depot, a significant vendor
                          of Hewlett Packer products.  There is a national action
                          against Hewlett Packard companies.
3:00 pm   518 Valencia St. S.F.
               PANEL DISCUSSION ON NATIONAL HEALTH
               A report back on the recent Physicians for a National Health
               program.
               sponsor,  Single Payer Now
               more info   415-695-7891
6:00 pm        105 Palm Ave # 6 
                    one block north of Geary and one block east of Argullo
                    cross street is Euclid
                    RUTHIE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY!
                    We have had a tough year of badness – let’s celebrate our
                    wonderful friendships.  There will be a vegetarian pot luck
                    event  — Bring something to share but no gifts.  We have to
                    cheer each other up to continue to rise up for democracy
                    and justice.
                    info   415-515- 1259
_____________________________________________________________
Sunday Dec. 4
11:00 am – 1:00 pm   Omni Commons  4799 Shattuck in Berkeley
                               LEGAL OBSERVER TRAINING
                               The Lawyer Guild is offering training to insure that
                               protesters’ rights are not violated by the police.
                               The training is free but please register via EventBrite
                               so we can prepare.  Go to www.eventbrite.com/e/legal-
                               observer-training-tickets-29664269629
                               Host  Omni Commons
12:00 – 4:00  pm        Howard Zin Book Fair    
                                City College, Mission Campus  1125 Valencia St.S.F
                                THE CAPITALIST CLIMATE: ORGANIZING AGAINST
                                THE CATASTROPHE
                                Speakers Laura and Paul Messersmith-Glavin of the
                                Messersmith-Glavin of Anarchist Studies Collective.
                                This is a part of the day long event in rm. 322
  4:00  pm                  AGAINST THE FASCIST CREEP 
                                Join Author Alexander Ross for a discussion of his
                                 new book Against the Fascist Creep.  A group of white
                                 racists and neo nazi groups have formed after the
                                 election of Obama.  They plan repression of our dissent.
6:30 – 7:30 pm          Omni Commons  4799 Shattuck Ave. Oakland 
                               PEOPLE’S COMMUNITY MEDICS TRAINING
                               Every week the Community Democracy Project
                               holds a space for leaders and volunteers to discuss
                               current events, important issues impacting our
                               communities or to share a skill set. At this gathering
                               you can learn how to provide first aid to victims of
                               tear gas.  The People’s community Medics is a
                               collective of volunteers that share knowledge of
                               of basic first aid.  We can not depend on the
                               state to assist when an emergency is in process:
                               it is an act of self determination when we help
                               each other.
                               sponsor:  People’s Community Medics
                               info  510-239-7720
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Tuesday December 6
6:00 – 9:00 pm    S.E.I.U.   350 Rhode Island St S.F. 
                         D.A. GASCON SPEAKS
                         Community Forum
                         There has been a lot of pressure on the D.A. to charge the
                         Police officers who have killed people with murder.  In
                         response of these demands D.A. Gascon has agreed to
                         speak to the community.
6:45 – 9:00 pm     Sierra Club   2101 Webster St. #1300 Oakland
                          DISPLACEMENT AND GENTRIFICATION:
                          how did we get here and how do we stop it?
                          We will have a training workshop to fight this trend
                          of displacement.  There is a donation of $5.00 to $20.00
                          to fund future actions.  no one turned away for lack of
                          funds.  The workshop has room for 66 people.  To
                          reserve a place go to www.sarjbayarea.org/displacement_
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                          sponsor SURJ – Oakland/SF bayarea
7:00 pm        Studio Grand   3234 Grand Ave. Oakland
                    DIGNITY AND SURVIVAL FOR REFUGEES: A REPORT 
                    BACK FROM GREECE
                    The world currently has the greatest number of displacement
                    of people since World War II.  A small group of volunteers from
                    the bay area have just returned from volunteering in the camps
                    on the islands of Chios and Lesvos in Greece.  They will be
                    sharing stories, pictures and way to plug in ongoing work to
                    support refugees.  Come and learn about the effectsw of the wars
                    in the Middle East that the United States is involved in.  This is
                    a fund raising event.
                    sponsor  Palestinian Youth Movement.
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