Action Council Events — February 6 to February 11

All known events around Super Bowl are grouped together. Many actions are being refined!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

(February 5 – February 11)

Saturday, February 6

F 6, Saturday, 9:00am – 9:00pm, Muwekma Farm comes back strong (Community Support on this Day)

East 14th and 31st in Fruitvale Neighborhood
(Near Fruitvale BART station)
Oakland

The Year Plus Struggle of Muwekma Farm which is a Farm for Indigenous Children (7th generations) is Requesting Community Support for only one Strong day to put enough Gardens like Africa Town in the Vacant lot so the RAT AGENCY of Public Works does not Sneak into OHLONE LAND and steal our work for our Children.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/01/14/18781777.php

F 6, Saturday, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Weeping Women Walkabout – SAVE THE PALACE OF FINE ARTS

Palace of Fine Arts
3301 Lyon St
SF

Are you SAD (and MAD) about the cultural and artistic displacement epidemic that has overrun San Francisco? SO ARE WE! And we are going to weep loud and long about it .

Please join us for a walkabout in the Marina District starting at the Palace of Fine Arts, currently under threat of commercialization by the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, to raise awareness about the City’s current plans for this historic monument, to gather signatures on our petition and gather support for our movement.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/472575326274120/

F 6, Saturday, 11:00am – 1:00pm, TOWARDS A NUCLEAR FREE FUTURE

Rockridge Library
5366 College Ave.
Oakland

Hear Carol Urner and Ellen Thomas, co-chairs of the Women’s International Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Disarm/End Wars Issue Committee, Jackie Cabasso, Western States Legal Foundation  and Marylia Kelley,TriValley Cares,  Livermore Lab watch dog group discuss this important Act. See utube videohttps://youtu.be/rkPg4fkfm6s

Congress Must Pass the Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic Energy Act.The Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic Energy Act—HR1976

This would provide for nuclear weapons abolition and economic conversion while ensuring environmental restoration and clean energy.

Info / Action: http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=11837  /wilpf@wilpfeastbay.org

F 6, Saturday, 1:00pm – 6:00pm, Meeting to discuss six historic resolutions from the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

Live Oak Community Center
1301 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley

Directions: From the Downtown Berkeley Bart Station: Catch the No. 18 bus at 12:40 at the bus stop on the east side of Shattuck Ave. Take the bus to Live Oak Park (just past Rose Street on Shattuck).

These resolutions come at a time when the oppression faced by billions of people is increasingly unbearable, when resistance is flaring up, but when the need is acutely posed for leadership which genuinely enables people to understand the causes of that oppression and to act to uproot and transform it

Host: Revolutionary Books

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/01/31/18782438.php

F 6, Saturday, 2:00pm- 4:30pm, Honor Black History Month

Starry Plough Pub
3101 Shattuck Ave, at Prince St  (2 blocks fr. Ashby BART)
Berkeley

In celebration of Black History Month and the struggles of Black students and activists which created it, we are inviting two scholar/activists James Garrett, and Ray Tompkins, to join former Black Panther Gerald Smith, to discuss these historic struggles including the 5-month student strike at San Francisco State University in 1968-69 which led to the first Black Studies Program in the country.

Host: Peace & Freedom Party

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/01/28/18782315.php

F 6, Saturday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, How To Defend Public Education, Stop Union Busting & Charters

Richmond Public Library – Community Room
325 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond

Solidarity meeting for East Bay teachers

The richest billionaires in the world are funding a campaign to privatize the entire education sys- tem in the US. These privatizers are also funding pro-charter advocates in Boards of Education and placing their supporters throughout the education management system in California.

Sponsored by Education Workers For Public Education, United Public Workers For Action (UPWA.info)

Voices Against Privatization Of Education

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/02/02/18782535.php

F 6, Saturday, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, SF: Debating the 2016 Presidential Elections & Key Issues of Our Time

UU Center
1187 Franklin St.
SF

Admission: $10-$20 no one turned away

Panel discussion

Glen Ford, Executive Director, Black Agenda Report; Tom Gallagher, Progressive Democrats; Marsha Feinland, Peace & Freedom Party;

Gloria La Riva, Party for Socialism & Liberation; Jeff Mackler, Socialist Action

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/01/27/18782301.php

Sunday, February 7

BEING RE-SCHEDULED TO MARCH 7TH – 2:00pm – 6:00pm

F 7, Sunday, 11:00am – 1:00pm, First Responders Training: Conducting People’s Investigations of Police Terror  (TBA)

The purpose of this training is to share knowledge and skills with regards to conducting independent people’s investigations into cases of police terror. The topics covered will be:

– Interviewing and protecting witnesses
-Documenting interviews
-Trauma informed approach to interviewing witnesses
-First aid

FREE

Sponsor APTP

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1640713019515480/

F 7, Sunday, 9:30am – 11:00am, Black San Francisco – Our Roots, Our Struggle, Our StrengthBreakfast Forum

First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco
1187 Franklin Street
San Francisco

Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin is an assistant professor of History and African-American Studies at City College, with a focus on the African-American experience in the Bay Area, and emphasis on the Bay View-Hunters Point area. With her research work, she hopes to bring light to the continued systemic and institutionalized oppression of Black communities outside of the American South.

Coffee / breakfast for fee.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/02/03/18782567.php

F 7, Sunday, 12 Noon, How building 100-panel solar homes will ban fracking & save the Planet.

Unitarian Church
1 Lawson
Kensington

Speaker: Paul Kangas

Info: dr8kangas@gmail.com

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“Homeless woman lost job after Super Bowl tent sweeps” by Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez (sfexaminer.com)

Homeless
Linda Fuchs, left, and Chanell Jones have struggled to survive, as sweeps in San Francisco for Super Bowl 50 have forced many homeless people to constantly stay on the move. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

February 5, 2016

Ask anyone, and they’ll tell you: It’s hell to lose a job.

But if that’s hell, a word may not exist for losing a job when you’re homeless.

Chanell Jones, 26, found this out the hard way after the San Francisco Police Department and Public Works started their sweeps of homeless encampments for Super Bowl City.

On Guard met Jones and her wife, Linda Fuchs, at the homeless protest Wednesday night near Super Bowl City. After hundreds marched, she told her tale.

Jones had it good. She was a line cook at two restaurants in Fisherman’s Wharf. A dream. She came to San Francisco partly to be with her wife, but was also excited to work in a city known for its culinary prowess.

The restaurateurs didn’t care she was homeless — they just cared that she could cook.

And cook she could. One former manager, who spoke on background, told me they worked with Jones’ special situation for six months, giving her opportunities to learn and for possible career advancement.

Employee of the month she was not. Her attendance was rocky, the manager said. But the manager cared for her and tried to make it work.

“There were days missed due to my homelessness, handling business to get off these streets,” Jones said. Ultimately, “they worked with me as best as they could.”

Jennifer Friedenbach, of the Coalition on Homelessness, said work is often tough for the homeless.

“It’s really traumatizing” living outdoors, she said. Living exposed on the street invites constant fear of unknown horrors, which can wear down the mind.

The ensuing sleep deprivation – from noise, from fear, from the cold – can deteriorate one’s health, she said.

So Jones’ work was always precarious. But you’ve got to make money to get off the streets. So in January, she took on a second job at another restaurant nearby.

That’s when the sweeps came.

Jones and Fuchs said they were told to move “15 times” during the month of January. One night, they were told to move multiple times. Eventually, they pitched tents at 13th and Harrison streets, the “tent city” seen so frequently in the news this week.

Though the mayor publicly said the homeless had to “leave” for Super Bowl City, Public Works spokeswoman Rachel Gordon said there was no directive from the Mayor’s Office to remove tents for Super Bowl City.

“We may remove tents” if they are impeding the path of travel or causing another hazard in the right of way, or if they are abandoned, Gordon said.

Justified or not, for the Super Bowl or not, the sweeps gave Jones a desperate choice: She could protect her belongings and only means of shelter, or be late for work.

She quit her first job to protect her home alongside her wife.

The sweeps continued, and she was late to her second job. This happened again. And again.

They fired her.

We verified her employment with both restaurants, and fellow employees who knew her said she was terminated from the second job.

The last homeless survey counted 11 percent of San Francisco’s homeless working for a living, Friedenbach said.

Through a clenched jaw, Jones told me “We are one of these people, a handful of these people, trying to get off of these streets.”

She doesn’t blame Public Works. She doesn’t blame the restaurants.

In the end, Jones, like many San Franciscans, wonders at Mayor Ed Lee’s $5 million Super Bowl City ­— and why she had to be moved to make way for it.

I asked her to speak directly to the mayor who told her she was not welcome. This is what she said:

“Mayor Ed Lee, I had to (leave) my two jobs. I got fired from one because of your sweeps.

“You will never know until you’re in my situation, until you wake up with the rain hitting your face. You will never understand my situation Mayor Ed Lee. I challenge you to walk a mile in my shoes. I challenge you.

“If you’ve never done it, never been through it, don’t say you understand. Because you don’t.

“It hurts like hell.”

On Guard prints the news and raises hell each Tuesday. Email him at joe@sfexaminer.com.

Note from Mike Zint:

Stability is needed for homeless people to improve their situations. When cities crack down, they remove the one thing keeping people employed. The quick fix of harassment results in very few people getting off the streets without permanent damage.

Berkeley Post Office occupation update

Sarah Menefee's photo.
Sarah Menefee's photo.
Sarah Menefee's photo.
Sarah Menefee's photo.
Sarah Menefee's photo.

February 6, 2016

Mike Zint remarks: ‘The Berkeley Post office has been occupied for just over 15 months. The bad weather has taken it’s toll on the structure, but not our spirit. The people using our services has grown. Tonight we fed over thirty people from donations. The free box is being filled almost everyday. Soon, we get a facelift.

With occupier Mike Lee running for mayor, the occupation will be headquarters. We also have a second candidate who will be entering the race at the end of the month.’

OccupyForum presents . . . The Stolen Election in Ukraine 2004, and What Was Done About It : Orange Revolution (Monday, February 8)

OccupyForum presents…

Monday, February 8th, 2016  from 6 – 9 pm at Global Exchange

2017 Mission Street near 16th Street BART

Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

OccupyForum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue

on all sides of these critically important issues!

The Stolen Election in Ukraine 2004,

and What Was Done About It :

Orange Revolution

(Documentary film and discussion)

Presidential elections, Ukraine, 2004. One candidate is backed by the post-Soviet regime. Eight weeks before the election the opposition candidate is seriously poisoned. He survives, but with a severely disfigured face.

In the final voting, blatant vote fraud hands the election to the regime. Instantly, Ukranians pour into the streets by the hundreds of thousands. Fed up with censored media, corruption, and rule by wealthy oligarchs, they take over the capital, Kyiv, to enforce their will. Through snow and freezing temperatures they stand their ground, blockading government buildings, demanding a new election.

Through the eyes and in the voices of the Ukranian people, Orange Revolution tells the story of a people united, not by one leader or one party, but by one idea: to defend their vote and the future of their country.

Discussion and Announcements will follow. Donations to OccupyForum to cover our costs are encouraged; no one turned away!

Noam Chomsky – ‘Requiem For The American Dream’ Trailer

Noam Chomsky is one of America’s most important thinkers, critical minds, and voices of dissent, and thus it’s hardly a surprise that his gripping ideas have been the subject of more than one documentary. 1992’s “Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media” might be the most well known, and Michel Gondry’s “Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?” the quirkiest, but the upcoming “Requiem For The American Dream” — slated to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival — might be the most relevant given social and economic landscape of the moment.

Directed by Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, and Jared P. Scott, the film is constructed from four years worth of interviews with Chomsky, and explores the growing inequality in the country and what that means for stability, democracy, and more. Here’s the official synopsis:

In his final long-form documentary interview – filmed over four years – Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality. Tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority, Chomsky lays bare the costly debris left in its wake: the evisceration of the American worker, disappearance of the living wage, collapse of the dream of home ownership, skyrocketing higher education costs placing betterment beyond reach or shackling students to suffocating debt, and a loss of solidarity that has left us divided against ourselves.

Profoundly personal and thought provoking, REQUIEM is a potent reminder that power ultimately rests in the hands of the governed – and is required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future.

“Requiem For The American Dream” has its first screening at Tribeca on Saturday, April 18th.

“How homelessness becomes a crime in Sacramento” by Dave Kempa (newsreview.com)

What do protesters and advocates really mean when they talk about ‘criminalization of homelessness’?

Laurence Talbot watched as his partner packed up a tent. It was a dreary Friday morning on Ahern and North C streets. Four police vehicles bookended the block. Along the sidewalk, homeless campers picked up and left for Loaves & Fishes.

A cop standing in front of a patrol wagon explained that officers were there to clear the sidewalk for public safety. They weren’t actually blocking anyone, except maybe other homeless people. But they were in the way.

Since the homeless occupation of City Hall began in early December 2015, Sacramentans have heard much about the “criminalization of homelessness.” But what does that mean? What does it look like? Is it simply, as city council members say, divisive political rhetoric? Or have our homeless finally brought our attention to a civil rights crisis hidden in plain view?

According to Shahera Hyatt of the California Homeless Youth Project, people without housing feel targeted by police for doing everyday things like sitting or lying on public property, sleeping in vehicles, accepting food offered to them or even relieving themselves in the absence of accessible restrooms.

“I talk about it in terms of sitting, eating, standing, sleeping,” explained Hyatt. “Taking it out of the jargon helps to show what is actually happening.”

Here in Sacramento, Sarah Sieck of the Tommy Clinkenbeard Legal Clinic at Loaves & Fishes has seen similar cases come through her doors. These “common offenses of the homeless” include evasion of fares on the light rail, open alcohol containers in public, panhandling and illegal camping.

The Clinkenbeard clinic helps homeless residents navigate the legal system after they’ve gotten citations. It began in 2000 after Sacramento public defender Tommy Clinkenbeard noticed the city’s homeless were unable to receive services they needed due to outstanding warrants incurred for offenses they’d committed in relation to their homeless status.

Today the clinic serves as a first step for homeless residents looking to have their citations resolved. Each month they’ll meet with public defenders, attend a makeshift court at Loaves & Fishes and pay off tickets they’d otherwise be unable to afford with community service hours.

Officials like mayoral candidate and Councilwoman Angelique Ashby have pointed to the Loaves & Fishes court as a success. But is this the answer?

Sieck affirms that those served by the clinic are better off than in any alternative scenario. But the cycle of homeless people passing through for offenses they can’t help but commit remains.

“I’ve been doing this for two years now and I feel like I’m on the same ride,” she said. “It’s not solving the problem.”

By far, the most common cases coming through the clinic are those for illegal camping. That’s no surprise.

Both Hyatt and the protesters outside City Hall argue that such camping citations are unjust in a region without enough shelter beds to house the thousands of homeless residents in the region on a given night.

The U.S. Department of Justice may agree. In an August 2015 Statement of Interest, the DOJ looked at cases involving anti-camping ordinances across the country, concluding that law enforcement cannot enforce camping violations against homeless residents when there are no available shelter beds, since it may qualify as a violation of their Eighth Amendment protections against cruel and unusual punishment.

But the Sacramento City Council and parks officials stand firm on the law and on enforcement.

In response to rising protests, mayoral candidate Ashby recently referred to the “criminalization of homelessness” as a political term coined in Sacramento. Council members say that lifting the anti-camping ordinance won’t solve homelessness in the region and that protesters and homeless residents alike refuse services and shelter beds nightly.

Homeless protesters like David Andre tell a different story. Andre recalls an instance two weeks ago in which a homeless man seeking shelter with the protesters at City Hall took the police up on their offer of a shelter bed. He was back 45 minutes later. “They gave him a ride in the police car and that was it,” said Andre.

Hyatt says officials need look no further than City Hall’s front lawn to understand they must think more deeply on the issue.

“They’ve got to look inside themselves to see why they’re out of line with the community that they’re ostensibly supposed to serve.”

Note from Mike Zint:

The only difference between homeless and housed is walls. Yet those without walls are not allowed to do what’s needed to be alive. That is how absurd the truth is.

Homeless advocates face off with cops at Super Bowl City By Kevin Fagan and Steve Rubenstein (sfgate.com)

Hundreds of homeless advocates seeking to set up a protest tent city alongside Super Bowl City on Wednesday afternoon in downtown San Francisco quickly found themselves surrounded by several hundred police officers in riot gear.

It could have passed for a prevent defense, except the football game wasn’t for another four days.

The advocates, vowing to call attention to the plight of the neediest during an event often catering to the wealthiest, brought with them five nylon camping tents. But the green and gray plastic domes never made it onto solid ground.

Instead, the hundreds of cops and protesters faced each other in a tense standoff beneath the giant “50” atop the Ferry Building.

There were no arrests but there was also no camping. Protesters were told their tents would be confiscated if they put them on the ground and tried to crawl inside. So they held the tents aloft, like giant protest signs.

“Eliminate Poverty, Not the Poor,” read a sign on one of the non-camping tents.

“I’m surprised, shocked, dismayed and depressed,” said “Tiny,” the editor of a magazine for the homeless and the poor. “They told us that if we put our tents down, they will arrest us.”

A few feet away, a protester pointed a bullhorn into the faces of police officers arrayed before him, saying, “I am angry! This is what fascism looks like!”

The cops waited impassively.

City ordinances forbid camping on sidewalks, a rule that is often overlooked in other parts of town. But it was not being overlooked on Wednesday in the heart of the area set aside for hoopla and TV cameras.

Among the crowd was Vicki Gray, a counselor with the San Francisco Night Ministry.

“This Super Bowl City is a moral disaster area,” she said. “Homeless people are human beings who deserve to have adequate social services and health services. We want affordable housing now.”

As the protesters loudly chanted slogans, streams of workers headed home on the Embarcadero sidewalk or by ferry looked on bemusedly.

Gina Lauricella, 30, slowly trudged through the crowd on her way home from work. The mood among all the passersby was calm, and Lauricella even cracked a small smile as she watched the protest and listened to the voices on the loudspeakers.

“I think they have a valid idea — I’m all for it,” she said, of the protest. “It’s no disruption at all.’’

Bonnie Walton shuffled off the ferry from Oakland and was frustrated that she could not park her bike anywhere, because police barricades had blocked her usual spots.

“Yeah, it’s a little irritating, but this is a gaggle and Super Bowl City is a gaggle. It’s all crowded.”

The army of reporters and photographers from across the U.S. covering the standoff at times appeared to rival the size of the protest group.

Among the speakers was former state Assemblyman and city Supervisor Tom Ammiano, who yelled into a microphone, “You’re treating the homeless like lepers!”

Supervisor David Campos joined the lineup of speakers, telling the crowd, “We cannot turn our backs on families struggling to feed their kids. We actually have to have a government that serves people, not the corporations.”

As the protest wore on, the crowd seemed to contain more homeless advocates than actual homeless. Some street people on hand were appreciative; others were too busy finding a place to sleep for the night to stop and participate.

Cynthia Lee, 61, said she was happy to spend time with people yelling on her behalf before she punched in for her bed at one of the city’s shelters.

“I think if San Francisco has money to throw at the Super Bowl — even if it brings in tax money — they should give us places to live,” she said.

A few feet away, Tony Turney, 59, calmly pushed his clothing-laden bicycle by the gaggle, searching for a place along the waterfront to throw down his sleeping bag.

“This is nice, but I do my protest in other ways,” he said. “We really don’t want to bother anybody.”

As the protest began, organizers and police met to set the parameters. The directive to keep the tents off the ground came as a surprise to homeless advocates, but they complied and cool heads prevailed.

“We’re here to help facilitate First Amendment rights,” said San Francisco Police Sgt. Mike Andraychak. He pointed out that police usually do not allow encampments to spring up at the base of Market Street, regardless of the presence of protesters or a Super Bowl. Many years ago, large numbers of tents were often seen near Embarcadero Plaza but none have been seen recently.

Paul Boden, an organizer with Western Regional Advocacy Project, shrugged about the orders from police not to plant their tents. A longtime fiery activist, he has seen it all.

“We are adjustable. but it doesn’t mean we like,” he said.

Shortly before 7 p.m., the protesters began marching north along the Embarcadero, intending to proceed in a circle around Super Bowl City. Inside the compound, the glitzy party blared on with loud rock music filling the air, happy sports fans chowing down gourmet food and a giant TV screen beaming film clips of great Super Bowls of the past. No one, it seemed, was aware a protest was going on outside the fence line.

“This is fun in here, I don’t know anything about a protest,” said Lisa Garcia of Marin County, as she happily perused wines at the Sonoma County exhibit tent. She said she agreed with the idea of the protest — “there shouldn’t be people who have to live in the street,” she said — but she wasn’t about to leave the festivities to join them.

Meanwhile across town, San Francisco authorities were putting the finishing touches on a different encampment of their own making —the huge Pier 80 winter shelter.

City officials on Wednesday led a tour of the nearly finished shelter and said they hope to open it Thursday. It is in the former Oracle warehouse for the America’s Cup race, and it can hold 150 people.

Homeless people will be able to move into the shelter with all their belongings, pets and partners, and can stay around the clock until the end of March. Case managers will be on hand to help them with permanent housing or counseling.

The convergence of the official shelter with the protest tent shelter spotlighted the debate that has built for weeks over how the city’s chronic homeless problem should be handled as Super Bowl 50 and all its high-rolling spectacle comes to the Bay Area.

On one side are homeless advocates who say police and street cleaners are shoving the homeless out of view so the tourists won’t see them. On the other side are city officials who say the only moving they’ve been doing of the homeless is into winter shelters to get out of pounding El Niño rains.

“Our only goal is to help people in out of the rain, and it has nothing to do with the Super Bowl,” said Trent Rhorer, head of the Human Services Agency, which is organizing the shelter.

Kevin Fagan and Steve Rubenstein are San Francisco Chronicle staff writers. E-mail:kfagan@sfchronicle.com, srubenstein@sfchronicle.com

Action Council Events — February 3 to February 7

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Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board:

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

(Wednesday & Thursday)

Wednesday, February 3

F 3, Wednesday, 12 Noon, ALERT!! Support Phelicia – Stand Up Against Intimidation!

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

Phelicia is one of the main organizers of the Justice For Mario Woods Coalition. She’s being attacked by the SF Sheriff’s Department for her efforts towards seeking justice for Mario Woods.

She has been working in the jails for 14 years developing powerful programs to help those on the inside. The attack on her is an attack on the powerful work she is doing with men of color

Info: https://www.facebook.com/justice4mariowoodscoalition/?fref=ts

F 3, Wednesday, 4:30pm, Weekly PEACE VIGIL will be participating in Super Bowl Protest: Tackle Homelessness

(Codepink, World Can’t Wait & Occupy Action Council – will be participating in this action) 

Route to get to Sinbad’s // Meet up:
—coming from Embarcadero Bart, exit B2 at Market & Main St. Take Main toward Mission Street, take RIGHT on Mission. Follow until you reach the Embarcadero. Cross the street towards the ferry building. Sinbad’s is to the right of the Ferry Building tucked back behind the Port-A-Potties.

Dress warmly. Bring snacks to share & water

We are going to set up a tent city, with plenty of visuals next to the superbowl city. Bring signs and banners and cardboard cut-outs of houses. And bring tents if you don’t mind them getting confiscated.

Martha will have TPP fliers to pass out for Thursday’s action.

Sponsor: Coalition on Homelessness

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/955997417814447/

F 3, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 8:00pm, Save CCSF Coalition – General Assembly

CCSF – Ocean Campus – MUB – Room 160
Nr. Phelan Ave
SF

Updates – Victories & Continuing issues

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/01/31/18782469.php

F 3, Wednesday, 7:00pm  1-year Anniversary Vigil for Yuvette Henderson

Home Depot
3838 Hollis
Emeryville

On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 Oakland Resident and mother of two, Yuvette Henderson was killed by Emeryville Police Department in West Oakland. She was 38 years old when her life was stolen. Yuvette leaves behind a 15 year old son and an 11 year old daughter.

Please join us as we memorialize Yuvette’s murder. We will first gather at Home Depot at 7pm for a short rally, then move to a silent, candlelit march to the corner across the street from where she was killed, where we will stop to listen to close friends and family members speak and commemorate her life.

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/630937150388619/

F 3, Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Blackballed: The Black & White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses

First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley

Writer Lawrence Ross will discuss this the starkly understated issue of racism on our campuses. He’ll be hosted by Davey D. KPFA event

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/01/16/18781896.php

Thursday, February 4

F 4, Thursday, 12 Noon, San Francisco: ‘TPP is Betrayal’ ActionNationwide actions! (Endorsed by Action Council)

Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Office
near the Montgomery St. BART Station on the north side of Market St.
SF

Protest fast track and the TPP outside Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office at high noon on this day of nationwide actions. Creative signs, street theater, music, all welcome! It’s near the Montgomery St. BART Station on the north side of Market St. Not so fast! Flush the TPP!

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP ) hurts workers, environment, health, human rights, sovereignty & more!

Co-sponsors: East Bay MOVE to AMEND, BFUU Social Justice Committee, Women‘s International League for Peace & Freedom, Task Force on the Americas, Bay Area Women‘s Peace Action Circle, Occupy SF Action Council, Nicaragua Center for Community Action, TRANSCEND USA, more

Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/461850570682429/

F 4, Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Mario Woods Coalition – Weekly Meeting

SEIU
350 Rhode Island (nr. 16th Street)
SF

Weekly meeting.

FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/justice4mariowoodscoalition/

Note Other FB site for Mario Woods: LOVE & JUSTICE 4 MARIO WOODS, 26, killed  by SF Bayview Police, 12-2-15

https://www.facebook.com/groups/418363851694303/

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PEOPLE’S ACTIONS

SUPER BOWL

(Listed Actions are continuously being refined & more added)

Video: “The Scoops are Coming”  (By Peter Menchini)

https://vimeo.com/153075474

Wednesday, February 3

F 3, Wednesday, 4:30pm, Super Bowl Protest: Tackle Homelessness

Meet at: Sinbad’s Pier 2 Restaurant
141 Embarcadero St
SF

Route to get to Sinbad’s // Meet up:
—coming from Embarcadero Bart, exit B2 at Market & Main St. Take Main toward Mission Street, take RIGHT on Mission. Follow until you reach the Embarcadero. Cross the street towards the ferry building. Sinbad’s is to the right of the Ferry Building tucked back behind the Port-A-Potties.

Mayor Ed Lee told the homeless they “have to leave” for the Super Bowl.
Our response: “Hey Mayor Ed Lee, No Penalties for Poverty”

We are going to set up a tent city, with plenty of visuals next to the superbowl city. Bring signs and banners and cardboard cut-outs of houses. And bring tents if you don’t mind them getting confiscated.

Come out in your red & gold Niners colors to #TackleHomelessness. Help us protest the mayor’s unjust plan.Dress warmly!

Video from 1/28 POOR Magazine Press Conf. DPW Tried doing a SWEEP:https://www.facebook.com/christoph.herring/videos/788308556506/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&action_history=null

Sponsor: Coalition on Homelessness

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/955997417814447/

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OccupyForum presents . . . Cecile Pineda…Apology to a Whale (on Monday, February 1)

OccupyForum presents…

Monday, February 1st,  2016  from 6 – 9 pm at Global Exchange

2017 Mission Street near 16th Street BART

Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue

on all sides of these critically important issues!

Cecile Pineda…

Apology to a Whale

Cecile Pineda has the nerve to ask the one simple question that eludes our public posturing and computations. It is the one questions that could save us: What has happened to our mind that we are killing the world? What is it, at the root of our culture, that sets us against the rest of creation? Pineda’s writings pierce us with heartache for what we have lost, yet invite us to examine the imprisoning structures we embrace.

Pineda calls on us to recognize that our view of nature as a resource for convenience and profit is killing the planet. She calls on us to build our lives and our laws around the need to revere and protect the living earth and all its creatures. If the first step towards a cure is a proper diagnosis, Pineda moves us much closer to finding the cure for a culture that is killing the planet.

Cecile returns to OccupyForum this Monday evening to read from her book Apology to a Whale and lead a discussion about what humans have done to the planet, and how we can address it in our time.

Q&A and Announcements will follow. Donations to OccupyForum to cover our costs are encouraged; no one turned away!