Action Council Events — September 17 to 28


~ Action Council ~  

Next Meeting

Sunday, September 20, 2015

2:00pm – 4:00pm

UNITE / HERE – Local 2

215 Golden Gate Ave.

(nr. Civic Center BART)

San Francisco

Temporary Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board:



September 17th – September 28th

Thursday, September 17

S 17, Thursday,  4th Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street – National Day of Action ~End Homelessness Stop Displacement ~

Build Housing with a Robin Hood Tax  (Endorsed by OccupySF Action Council) 

7:00 am – 8:00 am,   Wake- Up Call for Ron Conway: End Pay to Pay Politics –  Our City Is Not For Sale!

765 Market St, (Ron Conway’s home)
San Francisco

Mayor Ed Lee and other top city officials are reeling from  recent accusations of corruption. But working-class people and communities of color hard hit by skyrocketing inequality and pushed out of unaffordable neighborhoods have long known that it’s pay-to-play politics in San Francisco for the venture capitalists and real estate elite.

Sponsor: Jobs with Justice SF, ACCE, CNA, SEIU1021

Info /RSVP:

10:00 am –  Talking points distribution

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

Look for the community coalition South of Market Action Committee (SMAC) for talking points.

Planning Commission is having a hearing to approve the 5M Project. Join us as we demand “DON’T SUPERSIZE SOMA!”

Sponsor: Don’t Supersize SOMA


11:00am-  Occupy the Planning Commission  (Rally will still go on at 11:30am Polk St. side of City Hall)

5M Planning Commission Hearing: Final Approvals

San Francisco City Hall, Room 400

11:30 am-  Rally and Press Conference – Save Our City ~End Homelessness, Fund Affordable Housing, Pass the Robin Hood Tax

San Francisco City Hall – Steps
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.

In honor of the anniversary of the Occupy Movement, we’re holding a press conference, rally and teach-in to end homelessness, stop displacement and fund affordable housing with the Robin Hood Tax.

Sponsor: Robin Hood Tax USA , California Nurses Association and National Nurses United, Jobs with Justice, SOMA Action Network, ACCE, Coalition on Homelessness, OccupySF Action Council.

Info / RSVP: .

S 17, Thursday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, #Pack the Court Room. #Demand Justice For Lakota Gall Brightman

Contra Costa County Court House
1020 Ward St

We are Asking For Solidarity in Helping Our Win Justice for Our Beloved Family Member, Lakota Gall Brightman’s Murder Be Sentenced to Live in Prison.

Please Take a Moment of Your Time to Write a Letter to the District Attorney’s Office Attention Jill Henderson ASAP and or Help us Pack the Court Room.

Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office
Attention: Jill Henderson
900 Ward Street
Fourth Floor
Martinez, CA 94553

Created: United Native Americans

Info:  or

S 17, Thursday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Laura Nader: What the Rest Think of the West: Since 600AD

Berkeley Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St.

$12 advance tickets: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, KPFA benefit.

Over the past few centuries, as Western civilization has enjoyed an expanding geographic domain, Westerners have observed other cultures rarely, and then usually with scant interest in what they saw in us. What the Rest Think of the West, unprecedented in its scope, at last provides a rich historical look through the eyes of observant outsiders as they survey and scrutinize the politics, science, technology, religion, family practices, and gender roles of civilizations not their own.


Friday, September 18

S 18, Friday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm,Omar Barghouti on “BDS: Academia’s Role in the Struggle for Freedom and Justice

University of California – Berkeley
Dwinelle Hall, Room 370

a night with Omar Barghouti, the co-founder of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Barghouti will be presenting on academia’s role in the struggle for freedom and justice in Palestine.

This event is open to the public and is free of charge!
**Refreshments will be provided as well**

Sponsors: Cal Students for Justice in Palestine, UAW Local 2865 – Berkeley Unit, Friends of Sabeel North America, NorCal Friends of Sabeel
Middle East Children’s Alliance, Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area, American Muslims for Palestine, Northern California Islamic Council, USACBI

Info / RSVP:

S 18, Friday, 6:00pm, Mission Nightwalk

Start:: St. John’s
15th Street and Julian (2 blocks from 16th Street BART)

Twice each month faith communities in the Mission District walk the street where violence has occurred. Along the way, we stop to listen to the stories of our neighbors, sometimes talk with family and friends of those killed.

In the Nightwalks, we hope to bring not only comfort, but also a challenge — to ourselves, our neighbors, and our City​ — to uproot the causes of that violence, whether it is done by individuals, gangs, or law enforcement.


S 18, Friday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Sensible Cinema Film: Broke On All Sides

Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin Street @Geary

The film Broken On All Sides is a compelling documentary by Matthew Pillischer addressing the racial inequalities within our criminal justice system. It dissects the War On Drugs and “tough on crime” movement illustrating how the emerging Occupy Movement offers hope for change and explores possible reforms and solutions to ending Mass Incarceration.


Saturday, September 19

S 19, Saturday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Unite to Stop Donald Trump’s Fascist Assault on Immigrants

24th & Mission Sts.

Rally, Press Conference and March! Donald Trump has been unleashing a white-supremacist, ultra-nationalist and bloodthirsty assault against immigrants.  This is deadly serious and has genocidal implications for immigrants and all people of color.

This underscores the importance of massive resistance like what is being organized for #RiseUpOctober (NYC Oct22-24) to stop police terror and the killing of Black and Brown people. EVERY person of conscience needs to stand up and say “No way- we will not let this go down.”

Called by Bay Area Stop Mass Incarceration and Collectiva de Mujeres.
Info:  or call 510-334-1953 to spea

S 19, Saturday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Chris Hedges,  Kshama Sawant  and Gail McLaughlin Speak in Oakland!

First Unitarian Church of Oakland
685 14th St.

$10.00 at door


Kshana Swant Socialist Seatle Council member
Chis Hedges, Jounalist
Gail McLaughlin  Richmond City Council Member

Info / RSVP / Ticket info:

Sunday, September 20

S 20, Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, OccupySF Action Council Meeting

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

group discussion of how to create a more just society by uniting the actions of all the activist groups.

Sharing info on activies this past week and plan for actions in the future.

All invited to participate.

S 20, Sunday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, A Talk About the Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons

Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
300 E. Santa Inez
San Mateo

Speaker: Dr. Tom Newman – member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, a pediatrician and longtime anti-nuclear activist

Among peace activists in the U.S., and people in the non-nuclear weapons states worldwide, there is a call for a new narrative about what nuclear weapons are capable of – thus the urgent need to implement key provisions of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT). We will try to facilitate that narrative by presenting Dr. Tom Newman, a prominent member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, to give a talk on “The Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons

Info:  and

Monday, September 21

S 21, Monday, 9:30am, Bay Area Air Quality Management District Meeting

BAAQMD Headquarters
939 Ellist St. (nr. Van Ness Ave)

TAKE ACTION! Tell the Air District Staff’s bosses—our elected officials on its Board of Directors—to hold their staff accountable for protecting our air, health, and climate at the Air District’s Stationary Source Committee Meeting

Info:  Andrés Soto at CBE (510-237-6866)

S 21, Monday, 12Noon – 1:00pm, Rally To Stop “Hanging Noose” Incidents And Other Racist Attacks In The Workplace

Recology Company
501 Tunnel Ave.

Recology Stop Retaliating Against IBT 350 Member Daryle Washington & Other Recology Workers – Rally & Press Conf.

In 2013, a hanging noose was used to terrorize African American workers at the San Francisco Recology Company. This company has a major contract with the City and County of San Francisco to collect garbage.

When this incident took place, Daryle Washington a IBT 350 Recology worker made a complaint to management and they refused to take action. Another incident also took place where a worker threw a copy of Jet magazine at an African American worker.

There has been an epidemic of hanging noose inci- dents throughout the country and also in San Francisco from SFO and the South East Sewage Plant to UCSF. These terrorist acts must be stopped.

Sponsors:  Transport Workers Solidarity Committee, United Public Workers For Action

Info or to endorse contact (415)282-1908 or info [at]   See: 

S 21, Monday, 3:30pm – 7:00pm, Public Hearing on the Health & Safety Impacts of Coal Exports in Oakland

Oakland City Hall
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plz. (nr. 12th Street BART)

Chance to convince the City Council NOT to allow coal exports through Oakland! Join us to tell city leaders why letting coal come through our city would be a disaster for the local economy, public health and safety, and climate. Read all about it at

Info / RSVP:

S 21, Monday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, I DID DIE IN SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY JAIL ~ Rally, March & Press Conference

Start – Twitter Inc.
1355 Market St.

Rally in front of the Twitter building

March to the County Jail at 850 Bryant St., for press conference and present demands on the SF Sherriff’s (alternative transportation will be provided for people physically unable to march

All Died while in SF custody:


In recent weeks there has been a flurry of activity surrounding the untimely death of Black Lives Matter activist Sandra Bland. It is important that  brutal and unnecessary in-custody-death be challenged on all fronts.

Sandra Bland’s  case has aroused the reality that it is far from an isolated incident. In San Francisco County alone, there were no less than five “unnatural” in-custody-deaths in the last year.

We will rally in front of the Twitter building and march to the County Jail, where we will hold our press conference and present demands on the SF Sherriff’s department and the City. (alternative transportation will be provided for people physically unable to march)

The location of the rally at the Twitter building is an acknowledgement of the role that #ifidieincustody, and #SayHerName have played in these affairs, as well as an acknowledgement of Musa, a disabled Black man who on August 4, 2015 was brutally assaulted by 14 SFPD officers right in front of the building,

Sponsors:  Idriss Stelley Foundation in association with Krip-Hop Nation, POOR magazine, and allies

Info / RSVP:

Tuesday, September 22

S 22, Tuesday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Oakland Livable Wage Assembly Meeting

SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall
436 14th St., Ste. 200

to collaborate in principled reflection on what Bay Area Livable Wage should be, where we are at in terms of Livable Wage rights, and plan out movement-building actions and events to carve the way.


Thursday, September 24

S 24, Thursday, 8:30am – 11:00am, TTIP Roadshow!

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
The Orrick Building
405 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2669

The Trans Atlantic Business Council is stepping up to promote the TTIP, European Trade Agreement at this speakers event in San Francisco.

Xiomara from the Citizen’s Trade Campaign is  organizing a group of folks to be outside leafleting and possibly go inside to ask questions during Q&A’s. This is a good opportunity to offer a critical voice and let people/press know that this is no unanimity around the TTIP!  Some people believe this is the trade agreement we don’t need to worry about! 

To register to go in free:

Info: Xiomara  or 510-593-2225 (office)

Saturday, September 26

S 26, Saturday, 12pm – 5pm S 27 & Sunday, 12pm – 5pm, Flood Wall St. West Art Party! September 26th & 27th in West Oakland

Greenpeace Wharehouse
955 7th Street,

We’ll be making banners, flags and lots of colorful props for our march and action Flood Wall Street West

Info / RSVP:

Sunday, September 27

S 27, Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression

Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.

3:00pm – Potluck – please bring a dish or snacks to share
3:30pm – Open Circle

an opportunity to build community with one another. Secondly, it is a space to reflect and collaborate on strategies and actions to bring about justice for the families who’ve lost loved ones to police terror and to bring an end to these egregious crimes.

Info / RSVP:

S 27, Sunday, 5:30pm, Video by: Tim Wise “White Like Me”

Omni Commons – basement
4799 Shattuck Ave.

Does White Supremacy still exist in the USA? Or as we are told in school, on TV, and in the press, etc. “We live in a PostRacial

Society now.” What do the majority of white people think? Is it racist to even bring up the subject of racism?

Tim Wise’s facts and figures on this issue are very helpful in our continuing struggle to build working class unity. Join in discussion afterward.

Supported by: Open Circle and Occupy Oakland GA

Info: gg at 9167182105 or

Monday, September 28

S 28, Monday, 8:00am, Flood Wall Street West– Mass March & Action to Shut Down Climate Profiteers

Chelsea Manning Plaza (Justin Herman Plaza)
1 Market St.

Flood Wall Street West– Mass March & Action to Shut Down Climate Profiteers
Flood the institutions that are profiting from the climate crisis.


people across the continent are preparing and organizing for #FloodTheSystem, a continental uprising against the economic and political systems threatening our survival.

To kick off #FloodTheSystem, we’re going to Flood Wall Street West: San Francisco’s financial district. Flood Wall Street West will consist of a tour of shame of some of the worst corporate and political bad actors in San Francisco’s financial district. We will take mass direct action to shut down business as usual and emphasize the connections between the climate crisis, capitalism, exploitation and oppression.

We’ll have everything else you need, including chant sheets, banners, signs, props and art.

This is direct action for everybody. While many of us will risk arrest, everyone can participate safely, whether or not you’re willing to go to jail. We will lead a legal briefing and nonviolent direct action training before the march to make sure that everyone is prepared to participate.

If you’d like to get involved in organizing Flood Wall Street West or if you’d like to volunteer on the day of the march, sign up at

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