Action Council Events — February 22 and 23


~ Action Council ~

Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board:

Monday, February 22


F 22, Monday, 2:30pm – 5:30pm, Blue Ribbon Panel On Transparency, Fairness and Accountability in Law Enforcement.

SF Main Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St.

The SF District Attorney is conducting a public hearing for this newly formed panel,

We need the community at these hearings to make sure their investigation includes the killing of Mario Woods and all other racist murders by the SFPD.

Feb. 12th – SF Examiner article SF police union denies obstructing panel on police bias, history shows otherwise

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BRAVA Theatre
2781 – 24th Street

The building that burned at 22nd & Mission Street is now going to be demolished due to the water damage from the fire and now the rain.

The Building Department of Inspection has declared it unsafe effective immediately.

Since it will be demolished, the TENANTS now have NO RIGHTS TO RETURN!

Our Mission No Eviction has been fighting for these families, business and property since the fire!

The families have been given temporary housing by the City which expires in one year.

The owner of the property committed to rebuilding the property and bring everyone back and then he decided to sell.

Join us for a Community Emergency Meeting to address this further crisis on

Info: Our Mission No Eviction    415.206.0577

Tuesday, February 23

F 23, Tuesday, 5:30pm, Rally in San Francisco! Apple is right. No government backdoor in our iPhones!

Apple Store
1 Stockton St.

Join us this Tuesday! People will be rallying at Apple stores around the country to fight the government’s attempt to put a backdoor into our iPhones, which would make all of us less safe.

What the FBI is doing is dangerous, but it’s also illegal. Apple has a right to offer customers secure devices that protect our most sensitive information. According to the ACLU, forcing Apple to hack their own customers is unconstitutional and will undermine our privacy and safety without improving national security.

The FBI just got a judge to order Apple to build a software “backdoor” to help them hack into an iPhone. This is really dangerous because the FBI isn’t asking for access to just one phone — they’re asking Apple to make them a golden key that would let them unlock every iPhone

So far, Apple is vowing to fight this unlawful and reckless demand by the government, we need to show them that they’re not standing alone.

See website for ideas for signage & RSVP



“Time for Ed Lee to sweep away S.F.’s tent camps” by Willie Brown (via and Mike Zint)

Tents set up under the 101 offramp at Division and Folsom Streets in San Francisco, Calif., Wednesday, December 9, 2015. Photo: Jason Henry, Special To The Chronicle

Photo: Jason Henry, Special To The Chronicle.  Tents set up under the 101 offramp at Division and Folsom Streets in San Francisco, Calif., Wednesday, December 9, 2015.

Mayor Ed Lee, the vast majority of city voters that I have talked to recently say the time has come for the city to bite the bullet and remove the tents that are lining San Francisco’s streets.

Everyone wants to help the homeless, but they have no business blocking the sidewalks. The tents are forcing pedestrians into the streets, right into traffic. The encampments are also unhealthy from a sanitary standpoint.

Our initial mistake was allowing the tents to go up in the first place. It’s the old “broken window” syndrome. You don’t repair a broken window right away and pretty soon you have two broken widows, then broken windows all over the neighborhood.

So now the issue isn’t about the tents going up, it’s about how to get them down.

From the looks of things, no one wants to make the move.

With various pop-up shelters in place and the recent opening of the 150-bed center on Pier 80, there is now an alternative to living on the streets. The city should use that alternative. It’s time to send in the trucks and make the announcement that by the end of the day, you have to move your tent or it will be taken down.

It’s going to mean all kinds of disturbing pictures in the media, social and otherwise, and there will be an outcry from some members of the Board of Supervisors.

Police Chief Greg Suhr, who already has his hands full dealing with the Mario Woods fallout, may not like the idea of ordering his cops to take the tents down either. But it’s got to be done, because otherwise, this is only going to get worse for both the city and Lee.

When I was mayor, I had the Department of Public Works send the street sweepers down Market Street at 3 a.m. If you were sleeping on the streets, you knew that water truck was coming.

I never got in any trouble for it, because at the same time I was spraying the homeless, I was opening more housing for the homeless than any mayor before or since.

You can be compassionate, but you also have to draw the line or the public will draw it for you.

OccupyForum presents film: “Malcolm X: Make it Plain” (on Monday, February 22)

OccupyForum presents…

Monday, February 22nd, 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!

Malcolm X: Make it Plain

The early articulation of the global, anti-colonial struggle

Occupy Forum observes the 50th plus Anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination with the screening of the film Malcolm X: Make It Plain.

Articulating concepts of race pride and black nationalism Malcolm X was an African-American leader and prominent figure in the Nation of Islam in the 1950s and ’60s. Dynamic orator and militant minister, and the leader and potential leader of the black power concept, Malcolm X exhorted blacks to cast off the shackles of racism “by any means necessary,” including violence.

Avoiding the life-of-a-saint tone that characterized much of Spike Lee’s Malcolm X, this documentary is a careful exploration of Malcolm X’s life and thought. Directed by Orlando Bagwell, (The Great Depressionand Eyes on the Prize), the film takes care to place Malcolm X’s political leadership in a context that includes not only the by-now-familiar run through his time spent as the zoot-suited hustler Detroit Red, but also his childhood as the son of Earl Little, a Michigan minister and organizer for the black-nationalist Marcus Garvey Movement. The complexity and contradictions of Malcolm X’s philosophy are discussed and debated by diverse interview subjects, ranging from Malcolm’s brothers to the New York police officer who infiltrated Malcolm’s Nation of Islam chapter in the hope of discrediting him.

After Malcolm X made the Hajj, the traditional Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, during which he converted to traditional Islam, he placed the American Civil Rights Movement within the context of a global anti-colonial struggle, embracing socialism and pan-Africanism. “The true brotherhood I had seen had influenced me to recognize that anger can blind human vision,” he said. “America is the first country … that can actually have a bloodless revolution.”

Make It Plain is a first- rate piece of journalism, presenting a figure obscured by the historical context, and one who we do well to study in today’s racist emergency.

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

Action Council Events — February 17 to February 25


~ Action Council ~

Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board:


(February. 17th – February. 25th)

Wednesday, February 17 

F 17, Wednesday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Alex NietoTrial Organizing Committee

CCSF (City College of SF)
Phelan Ave. – Ocean Campus,
Multi-Use Building, Room 160

Meeting to plan outreach and mobilization focused on City College and nearby schools, for the opening of Alex Nieto’s trial on March


F 17, Wednesday,  5:30pm – 6:30pm, Weekly PEACE VIGIL (CANCELLED – DUE TO WEATHER)

Montgomery and Market Sts.
(on the steps facing Market St., 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.

Themes vary weekly.

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

Stand (or sit) with us.

F 17, Wednesday, 6:45pm, Talk by Gavin Purchase, California Director, Clean Energy

Environmental Defense Fund Office
123 Mission St., 28th Fl.

Discussion on new decisions on net metering and time of use rates and how they impact the domestic solar market in California. Learn the latest about what’s happening in this area, and join us for a lively discussion over wine and cheese afterwards.

Reserve your space / limited. Click on blue:  reserve your seat by sending your RSVP to Alysa Perez today.

Sponsor: EDF

F 17, Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, We Need to Talk about Sandy Hook (Part 1 – film)

Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway

$5.00 donation

7:00pm Potluck / snacks optional

By: Independent Media Solidarity


F 17, Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting

Eastside Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd.


Thursday, February 18

F 18, Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Jeff Halper, Ph.D., Author, speaking on Israel/Palestine

Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
55 Eckley Lane
Walnut Creek

6:00pm Potluck (optional)
7:00pm Presentation

Jeff Halper, a world-renowned American born political activist, Professor of Anthropology and co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD). Halper lives in Israel, having moved from the U.S. in 1973. He participated in the first attempt of the Free Gaza Movement

Halper will discuss his recently published book, War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification. Long-awaited, it is a powerful indictment of the Israeli state’s “securocratic” war in the Palestinian Occupied Territories. Halper shows, the integration of militarized systems-including databases tracking civilian activity, automated targeting systems, unmanned drones, and more-

He will also talk about how this method of war is rapidly globalizing, as the major capitalist powers and corporations transform militaries, security agencies, and police forces into an effective instrument of global pacification.


F 18, Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Mario Woods Coalition – Weekly Meeting

350 Rhode Island (nr. 16th Street)

Weekly meeting.

FB Page:

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

F 18, Thursday, 7:30pm – 10:00pm, Angela Davis + Johanna Fernandez: Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Prison Essays

First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison Street

Writing on the Wall presents a selection of more than 100 previously unpublished essays spanning the entire period of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s incarceration that crystallize his essential perspectives on community, politics, protest, history, social change and movement organizing in the U.S. and internationally. From discussions of Rosa Parks and Trayvon Martin, to Martin Luther King and Edward Snowden, Abu-Jamal articulates lucid, humorous, and often prescient insight into the past, present and future of American politics and society.

Advance tickets: $12: 800-838-3006 or Marcus Books, Pegasus (3 shops), Books Inc/Berkeley, Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s, SF: City Lights Bookstore, Modern Times. $15 door, KPFA benefit, information:

KPFA event


Friday, February 19

F 19, Friday, 12:30pm – 1:00pm, Gallery Chat: Dave Talbot on Secrecy and the CIA

Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets)
San Francisco

Speaker David Talbot, founder of  All Americans need to hear this tale of the rise of the secret government of the United States.

You think we live in a democracy?  Think again.


F 19, Friday, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Bay Area Arab Youth Speak Out

AROC Organizing Center
522 Valencia St. (nr 16th Street BART)

Part II of our series, Voices of the Arab Community. Come hear from Arab youth about issues they are facing today in SF Bay Area public schools


F 19, Friday, 5:00pm, Mission Nightwalk

Start: Grace Fellowship Community
3265 16th Street

Twice each month, faith communities in San Francisco’s Mission District walk the streets of our neighborhood 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, a


F 19 Friday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Haight Ashbury Peace Vigil

corner of Fell and Masonic on the Golden Gate Park Panhandle

Everybody welcome. We will have signs, candles, music, and snacks. Stay for five minutes or for the whole two hours.


F 19, Friday, 7:00pm, Film:  I AM (Center For Spiritual Living)

Center for Spiritual Living
611 Veteran’s Blvd. rm.. 106
Redwood City

Admission: $10.00

The Center for Spiritual Living (Peninsula) is presenting an evening of heart warming hope fulfilling, feel good film. What if the solution to all the world’s problems was fight in front of our eyes?  Come see it with like minds who are concerned about the conditions in the world today.

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F 19, Friday, 7:00pm, Jeff Halper: Palestine and Global Pacification

St. John’s Presbyterian Church & Center
2727 College Ave.

Drawing on firsthand research, Jeff Halper shows how the integration of militarized systems – databases, tracking civilian activity, automated targeting systems and unmanned drones – is perfected to sustain fear among the populace and how the Occupied Territories are used by Israel as a veritable weapon testing and marketing laboratory. He shows how this method of war is rapidly globalizing, as the major capitalist powers and corporations transform militaries, security agencies, and police forces into an effective instrument of global pacification.

Host: NorCal Friends of Sabeel

Info / RSVP:

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Mike Lee for Mayor of Berkeley!

First they came for the homeless's photo.

First they came for the homeless

February 16, 2016

Homeless people are fighting back in Berkeley. We know the city wants us gone. We know the plan is to gentrify. They want no affordable housing. They have risked their HUD funding by passing these new anti homeless laws. So, the solution is this. A candidate for mayor that understands poverty. Mike Lee is one of the homeless Post Office occupiers. His take on things is from a homeless person’s perspective. An understanding of poverty through experience means his decisions will benefit those at the bottom, not those at the top. That is the change the people need.

–Mike Zint