Remembering Pirate Mike


Pirate Mike

Stephen Michael Clift

Pirate Mike died on October 30, 2015, while on a mission to deliver a Veterans for Peace flag  to the family of another fallen veteran.

 Please hold Jordan, his daughter and his family in your thoughts.

Events listed below are for this week – A larger gathering will be held soon!


November 1, Sunday, 6:00pm, Gathering at Pirate Mikes old stomping grounds

SF Federal Reserve
101 Market St

Friends of Pirate want to be with you, our community. This isn’t a memorial (we’re not ready for that yet) but just to bring Pirate’s people together for a little while to support each other …

We aren’t ready to let go yet…

(From Ruthie, Nancy M. and Sarah M.)

March afterwards to Gathering  at  Amnesia (Fundraiser for Kyle Leslie’s Family)

853 Valencia St.

$7-$30 Sliding Scale

4 mile march.

(From Ryan)

November 2, Monday, 7:00pm – 11:00pm, Dia de los Muertos [Day of the Dead] – San Francisco

22nd & Bryant St.

Friends will be honoring Pirate Mike at:

Ritual assembles at 22nd and Bryant 6-7:00 pm, on Monday,  Nov. 2, 2015
STARTS at 22nd and Bryant at exactly 7 pm.
CONTINUES along 22nd St. to Mission
CONTINUES along Mission St. to 21nd St .
CONTINUES along 21nd St. to Bryant St.
CONCLUDES at the corner of 21nd & Bryant St.

(From Nancy K.)


November 4, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Weekly PEACE VIGIL

Montgomery and Market in San Francisco.
(on the steps facing Market Street, below Feinstein’s office,
Directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station)

JOIN CODEPINK, WORLD CAN’T WAIT, OCCUPYSF Action Council and others at the huge PEACE banner

Theme this week is: Remembering Pirate Mike’s (Stephen Michal Clift) Legacy

Feel free to bring your own signage, photos, flyers. Additional signs and flyers provided.

Pirate Mike and other Veterans for Peace have participated in this vigil highlighting various justice issues and with Codepink at Beale and Creech AFB’s against DRONES

All are welcomed!

(From Martha H. and Nancy K.)

November 5, Thursday, 4:00pm,  A gathering at 101 Market St at 4 pm to celebrate his life – after Million Mask March

Gather at:

SF Federal Reserve
101 Market St

gathering in an already-planned party at 101 Market after the Million Mask March, it will now of course become a party celebrating our beautiful comrade.. comrades! – Pirate, Cody, Kyle, Frankie Rivera

(from Sarah M. and Mike Z.)

Photo of Pirate Mike’s last action in SF at the US Conference of Mayors
By Peter Menchini 

Photo of Pirate and his daughter Jordon – taken in February, before he left to join Codepink at Creech AFBin NV.

“Only the happiest man on Earth…….’cept for maybe the Blitz…
most EXCELLENT time with my real better half and her man Jeff, but now it is time to go back to work…”
–Pirate Mike

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3 Responses to Remembering Pirate Mike

  1. Hayley says:

    As we grapple with the loss of Michael Clift, here is a place to share photos, memories, and messages to his friends and family.

  2. Hayley says:

    Three years ago, Mike helped put together this beautiful treesit in SF:

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