Fire Is Ours – Makana (Bernie Sanders Anthem) via Mike Zonta

UNOFFICIAL BERNIE SANDERS ANTHEM
DOWNLOAD SONG: http://makanamusic.com/album/fire-is-…
More about this song & art project: http://www.FireIsOurs.com

Lyrics and Music by Makana • Directed by Zac Heileson

Lyrics:

I’ve been lied to. Misled.
Built up by what they said
Lifted only to be let down

I’ve been taken for a ride
Given power to decide
Only to find out I was wrong

But I’ve learned to tell the ones who fake it
From the few really fit to run

Just follow the money they’ve been takin’
And the truth will shine like the sun

I’m so tired of lies now babe
Don’t wanna compromise no way

And I feel the burn
For someone who can’t be bought
To back the man who’s fought
For the People of America

Color. Gender.
Who’s a bigger spender?
Party. Personality.

Soundbite. Get it right.
Entertain ’em, it’s a fight
Pick the one who most thinks like me

Don’t speak of any real solutions
It’s the shock appeal they’re looking for
Don’t criticize the institution
But I can’t take it anymore

Aren’t you tired of lies now baby?
It’s time for us to rise- no more maybe

And I feel the burn
For the truth to come across
To melt away the gloss
And reveal their motivations

And you’ll feel the burn
For integrity to lead
To focus on the needs
Of the People of America

Somebody’s tuggin’ at your heartstrings
Sayin’ what you wanna hear
But they’re just a pawn to the real kings
Playin’ upon your fear
The love of power is a puppet string
But can’t control the love we bring
The fire is ours
The hour is now
The tide is set to turn

And I feel the burn
To cast aside the chains
And salvage what remains
Of a dream worth defending

And you’ll feel the Bern
Standing up to greed
Word aligned with deed
Worthy President of America

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ARTIST WEBSITE: http://www.MakanaMusic.com
SONG PRODUCED BY RUBI REEVES & SATCH ROMERO
VIDEO DIRECTED AND SHOT BY ZAC HEILESON
POST PRODUCTION BY MÖNIUS PRODUCTIONS info@themonius.com
FOOTAGE CREDIT- SPECIAL THANKS TO ALYCIA MOORE PHOTOGRAPHY
CREATIVE CONSULTANT: EVAN TECTOR
MEDIA REQUESTS: press@makanamusic.com
DOWNLOAD REMIX STEMS: www.FireIsOurs.com

This song and video are available to the public under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b…). The CC license does not grant rights for the use of the TV news clips that were incorporated under fair use to make this video.

Action Council Events — March 30 to April 5

OccupySF

~ Action Council ~

Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board:

 http://www.occupysf.net

Wednesday March 30
       5:30 – 6:30         corner of Market and Montgomery St. in S.F.
                                WEEKLY PEACE VIGIL
                                Theme:  Bill Clinton’s mass Incarceration program
                                 Sponsored by Code Pink, World Can’t Wait, Occupy
                                 Action Council
        7:00 – 9:00       New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk St. S.F.
                               Reading and discussion on
                               REVOLUTIONARY INTEGRATION: A MARXIST
                               ANALYSIS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN LIBERATION
       7:30 – 9:30         Humanist Hall 390 27th St. Oakland
                               HARRP AND MIND CONTROL
                               Film of series on Chem trails.
                               pot luck at 7:00, film at 8:00, discussion following
                               info:  510-681-8699
Friday April 1
      5:00 pm            Hass Pavilion 2391 Bancroft, Berkeley
                              PROTEST MASS INCARCERATION 
                              Bill Clinton is speaking at UC Berkeley of his years in
                              office when he backed cutting welfare, tough on crime
                             (instead of helping people he would put them in jail) He
                              gave us NAFTA and unemployment
      6:30 pm           24th and Mission St. S.F.
                             RALLY FOR JUSTICE FOR ALL VICTIMS OF 
                             POLICE BRUTALITY
                             With the recent sham trial surrounding the murder of
                             Alex Niento that reinforced the right of officers to kill
                             with impunity, it’s time to stand up and fight back
                             against the militarization of our police.
                             Sponsored by Answer Coalition
                             info:  415-821-6545
Saturday April 2     at your computer
                            any day this week, any time of day
                            SAY NO TO TASERS IN SAN FRANCISCO!
                            Email   sfpd.commission@sfgov.org
                            The Police Commission will be making a decision on
                            Chief Shur’s request to arm all officers with tasers.
                            There have been enough people to stop this request
                             five times since 2004.  We can do it again if you
                             take the time to email them your opinion.
Monday April 4
         12 – 1 pm    Redwood Conference Room, 425 Bush St #300, S.F.
                          Brown Bag lunch discussion on
                          THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP: A THREAT TO
                          KEEPING FOSSIL FUELS IN THE GROUND
                          Ilana Solomon, director of the Sierra Club’s D.C. based
                          Trade Program will be in town to update us on what is
                          going on with the T.P.P.
                          info: contact Elizabeth Swager at 503-784-1951
       3:00 pm         Japanese Consulate 275 Battery at Sacramento
                            RALLY TO SHUT DOWN DIABLO CANYON 
                            NUCLEAR PLANT 
                            We must learn from what happened in Japan.
                            We don’t want that to happen to us!
Tuesday, April 5
         6:30 pm       Home Depot,  3838 Hollis Rd. Emeryville
                            Direct Action
                            WHO’S AT WAR? 
                            Action against Emeryville Police Dept.’s use of AR-15s
                            in our community.  Why does our police force use
                            military weapons when serving it’s community?  We
                            believe the police should not be at war with the
                            people.
                            sponsor   Anti Police-Terror Project
                            info  facebook.com/events/17114692390971251
If you know of an event that might be of interest to activists in our
community please tell me and I will put it on the Occupy Calendar.

 

OccupyForum presents . . . Surprise! (on Monday, March 28)

OccupyForum:  We had a last-minute cancellation, but we will meet, program will be a surprise (to us all!)

OccupyForum presents…

Monday, March 28th,  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!

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

Most likely, we will show a film.

“Tiny homes provide homeless huge hope” by Kevin Fagan (San Francisco Chronicle)

Irene “Smokie” McGhee, a woman who had been sleeping on the streets in a South Los Angeles neighborhood, listens to music on the doorway of her newly built tiny home May 7 in Los Angeles.DAMIAN DOVARGANES , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO – On a weed-pocked parking lot behind a batch of government offices, Sonoma County is about to propel California into the hottest trend in housing for the homeless: tiny homes.

The county is planning to build an entire village of them.

Faced with soaring rents and construction costs over the past few years, homeless-policy planners across the nation have been increasingly turning toward minuscule houses — ranging in size from closets to toolsheds — as a cheap solution to getting street people indoors. A dozen villages of the tiny homes, with supportive counseling services close at hand, have sprung up in Oregon, Washington, Texas, North Carolina, New York and Tennessee. Dozens of other U.S. communities are planning villages of their own.

In California, the furthest along in this process is Sonoma County. Early plans are also afoot for villages in San Francisco and Berkeley, and scattered tiny homes have already cropped up in San Francisco and Oakland.

That doesn’t mean these things are a lock — not everyone is a fan of the concept. Some, like homeless activist Carol Denney of Berkeley, say it’s demeaning to offer people homes smaller than cars while the wealthy get mansions. And tiny homes created without official sanction often are treated the same as homeless tents — shoved along and regarded as nuisances.

But the village-and-services approach, like the one planned in Sonoma County, has so far been well received. So in that county, it’s full speed ahead.

“Look, what homeless people want is a home — something better than a tent,” said Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane, who conceived her county’s tiny-home village plan. “When you have as many people homeless as we do in this county — about 2,000 on the streets, living outside — you have to try everything.”

She stood in the middle of the quarter-acre parking lot site for the village and surveyed it with the passion of an artist about to apply paint to a canvas. The lot, now used as overflow parking for county workers, is in Santa Rosa and sits between the county’s Human Services Department, which handles welfare and poverty housing issues, and the Probation Department of the Sheriff’s Office.

If all goes as Zane hopes, a dozen tiny homes with up to 24 residents will dot the lot by August. The Board of Supervisors approved the land use in January, and the county has received 35 proposals from developers who want to construct the village.

“Here, people will get their self-respect back,” Zane said. “They can move in, get connected with counseling, better health, job help — and then move into more permanent housing. But in the meantime, they can have four walls they call their own.”

Tiny homes have been trending for about five years among back-to-the-land types, hipsters and middle-class people looking for an affordable home with boutique artistry to it. Television shows such as “Tiny House Nation” on the A&E Network showcase eye-popping creations that can sell for more than $100,000, or be hand-built for tens of thousands of dollars.

The homes Zane has in mind, and those cropping up for the down and out in other communities, are not of that ilk. They range instead from $40 mobile abodes crafted by an artist in Oakland from scrap materials to stand-alone houses built by contractors or the homeless themselves for $1,200 in Portland, Ore., and $5,000 in Madison, Wis.

Sonoma County planners are aiming for homes that will each cost $20,000 or so, but could go much higher depending on what’s offered in appliances and utility hookups. The tab is bigger than elsewhere because of the Bay Area’s astronomical housing costs, and the county’s desire to set an example for the state with a solid product.

Typically, tiny homes like these range from about 250 square feet to 500 square feet. Many are built on wheels so they can be easily moved. Even without wheels, most are so small they can be toted with trailers.

The big attraction for communities building them is, of course, the relatively tiny cost.

The typical tab for building a supportive housing unit in an urban setting is about $300,000. In a more rural county like Sonoma, population 495,000, it runs about half that. Construction and planning typically take two to five years.

Tiny homes not only come in at a fraction of the cost, they can be built and installed in a handful of months on public land or donated space on religious or other private property. Showers and bathrooms are often communal, and electric and water hookups are minimal compared with larger buildings.

Another option, leasing buildings from private owners, can cost up to $2,000 per unit per month. After a few years, that cost exceeds what it would take to build a tiny home.

“The cost savings are huge, and believe me, we’ve looked at all the models,” Zane said.

There is no price tag yet for her two-year pilot project, but that will come when all the bids are assessed this spring, she said. The figures she focuses on are those commonly touted in the Bay Area: It costs about $60,000 a year to leave someone in the street absorbing police, medical and other expenses, but about $15,000 to $20,000 to keep someone in supportive housing.

As a family therapist, a minister in Los Angeles and a director of nonprofits, Zane has dealt with homelessness for decades. She and other county officials subscribe to “housing first,” the practice of housing street people quickly before connecting them with counseling for whatever drug, job or mental issues savaged their lives.

“But if you don’t build the housing,” she said, “it’s hard to practice what you preach. Social service programs help, but they don’t do anything unless you have the housing and shelter. Tiny homes can help give us that.”

Tiny-home villages began springing up in cities including Dallas, Seattle and Nashville over the past three years. But the granddaddy of them all, used as a model for the technique, is Dignity Village in Portland, Ore.

Dignity began as a tent city under a bridge in 2000. Four years later, after the city was unable to dismantle the community, the Portland City Council offered residents a city-owned lot near the main airport and agreed to let them largely govern themselves.

Today, the early tents have been replaced with 43 hand-built tiny homes for 60 formerly homeless residents. The village elects a council, charges each resident $35 a month for operating expenses, and requires 10 weekly hours of work to help keep the place tidy and functional. No drunkenness, fighting or drug use are allowed on-site. Counseling and other support services are nearby at government agencies and nonprofits.

“In one sense, this is just another homeless camp — but in another sense it’s not,” said Dignity Village Councilman Scott Layman, 52. “Not all people want to remain homeless, and if you find people who want to get up and back into society, this is the place.”

Residents are generally limited to a two-year stay, with the idea that they will move into more permanent digs after righting their lives.

“They should absolutely try something like this in California,” Layman said. “Whatever works.”

Villages of tiny homes haven’t gotten significant blowback in cities where they cropped up, since local governments helped shepherd them into existence. But individual homes’ ad hoc appearance on city streets often gets a rocky reception.

In San Francisco and Oakland, hand-built tiny homes that crop up are often quickly moved along by authorities, just like tents. In Los Angeles this winter, 40 solar-powered, 6-by-8-foot wheeled homes built by a local musician were handed out near camps and highways — and promptly ran into hostility from residents and officials.

Police and sanitation workers have been vigorously clearing them away, finding guns and drug paraphernalia in some. The Los Angeles mayor’s office labeled them “a safety hazard.”

The conflict there is being closely watched by homeless advocates in Virginia, Illinois and other states where advocates are contemplating joining the tiny-home movement. The general agreement is that establishing villages with support services and government cooperation is the best way to go.

“In the past, I think people associated ‘small’ — like tiny homes — with having no dignity, but that has changed,” said Tracy Baim, a Chicago publisher and chairperson of the nation’s first major conference on the topic. The Tiny Home Summit will be held in Chicago in late April.

Baim’s goal is to help create Chicago’s first tiny-home village over the next two years and populate it with homeless community-college students.

“The tiny-homes movement has proven you can make beautiful homes for very little money, and they can be good places to live in,” she said. “It’s growing, and we want in.”

Carol Denney of Berkeley takes the opposite tack — she says the tiny home movement is wrongheaded from the start.

“Tiny homes are an insidious, seductive mechanism for pouring enormous amounts of resources into housing as few people as possible,” Denney said. An editor of the Street Spirit homeless-activist newspaper, she has argued against plans being discussed for tiny homes in Berkeley. “You can build real houses for a lot less for what you’re getting.

“But the ‘cute’ factor of tiny homes just takes people apart,” she said. “We are a rich country. Why should homeless people have to live in something super-small just because they are poor?”

Supervisor Zane said truly building enough fuller-size houses for now is just a dream, given the need to stretch dollars far and fast.

”You have to deal with what you can realistically get done, and this is it,” she said. “I think this county has been pretty unique in looking outside the box for solutions.

“And right now,” she said, strolling the parking lot that by fall will be someone’s tiny front yard, “I’d call this a win-win-win site.”

Perhaps the most important vote of confidence for Zane’s plan comes from the area’s homeless. Everyone queried about it appears enthusiastic.

“My own home? That would be a great idea,” Brian Brendon, 38, said as he panhandled on a park bench in downtown Santa Rosa. “I don’t care if it’s small. If it’s warmer and it’s dry and it’s my own, I’ll take it.”

Note from Mike Zint:

When housed homeless advocates speak, homeless people suffer. On a cold, rainy night, a homeless person will seek any shelter available. Thinking a tiny home is not a good option shows a certain lack of understanding and compassion. Please ask the homeless what they want. Only they are qualified to speak.

Carol Denney of Berkeley takes the opposite tack — she says the tiny home movement is wrongheaded from the start.

“Tiny homes are an insidious, seductive mechanism for pouring enormous amounts of resources into housing as few people as possible,” Denney said. An editor of the Street Spirit homeless-activist newspaper, she has argued against plans being discussed for tiny homes in Berkeley. “You can build real houses for a lot less for what you’re getting.”

Matt Day, aka Mad Matt, died alone on the streets (from Mike Zint)

March 24, 2016

Today, I got confirmation that Matt Day, A.K.A. Mad Matt, died alone on the streets. His body was found at Fisherman’s Wharf in November. It took so long to find out because when homeless people die on the streets, it’s not news. Usually there is no mention. A life lost while homeless is not equal to a life lost when housed.

I first saw Matt at the Occupy encampment at JHP. (Justin Herman Plaza) Matt was running around yelling at no one and everyone. He was angry. At what, who knew? He was just another mentally disabled person at the protest. He had a beaver tail dread in his hair as big as a pillow. He was filthy. He looked like a wild man. I stayed away. I could not get past what I was seeing and hearing. I did not give him a chance.

After the police raided and destroyed the protest, the occupiers scattered. Most of us went to the federal reserve where we still had a presence. The cops then raided and destroyed that a week later. Now, the occupiers had no place to go. Over 100 protesters had everything they owned destroyed. No blankets, warm clothing or shelter. Christmas was coming. The weather was getting colder. The city did not care.

The occupiers fled to Main St. We set up the “main st. squat” This is where we slept. A wide sidewalk one block from the fed. We did not return to the fed that year. Instead, we fell back beaten and bloodied. The system crushed Occupy nationally.

So, after a couple of months of being chased and harassed by cops and DPW, we made our move. It started with six of us. On Feb. 28, 2012, six homeless people returned to the Federal Reserve. Pirate Mike led the way. Jesse, Rob, Styx, Matt, and me joined him. Little did any of us know what we were starting.

It was war. Us against them. Six homeless against the city that hates the homeless. They threw everything they had at us. Constant police harassment, with arrests for lodging for sitting on cardboard or having a blanket. Sleep deprivation by SFPD with visits every few minutes to make us stand up, or to perform welfare checks. All day, all night. In conjunction with the cops, the city sent in DPW to clean the sidewalks. This also occurred several times a night. For months we held out against this. Our numbers would grow, and the attacks would drive some away. We didn’t grow above a dozen. We couldn’t.

During this time, Matt would continue his rants. He would chase the bankers down the sidewalk. He would go off on anyone who looked at him wrong. He did not like “the look.” All homeless know the look. That’s when housed look down on the homeless. It is an insult. And homeless don’t like it.

So he rants. He walks away during his rants, down the sidewalk. He was loud. Loud enough for us to finally hear his rants. And guess what? He was not as crazy as I thought. He was just sick of being abused. So, I started listening. And I started caring.

Matt heard voices. We knew he did because of some of the things he did. And how he would react to the voices that we couldn’t hear. He got angry because he thought it was us talking about him. We weren’t. Instead of being dismissive of Matt’s ways, we welcomed them. We excepted him. And that is when Matt became Matty.

Matt was now excepted by the homeless, but not the housed. The housed partly blamed Matt’s behavior for discrediting Occupysf. They all saw how he was, without understanding who he was. Matt won them over with a single piece of art. During a GA, we showed Matt’s artwork. No one knew Matt’s history. It turns out this mentally disabled man was a contributor to the mural at the Moscone Center. It also turns out that he had a Masters Degree in documentary film making, as well as an arts degree.

When the housed members saw his drawing of the hand, they gasped. Silence followed. Then the applause started. I will never forget the look on Matt’s face. He was shocked. He had been so abused that he never exposed his true self to the people. He did not know how to react. So he smiled. His eyes lit up. He was excited. And he healed. Right then and there, the schizophrenic homeless man became a brother. He became a member of the occupiers.

That expectance led to this There was a period of heavy rain that lasted two weeks. Our numbers went from over a dozen to just Matt and I. On the last night of rain, I was sitting in a chair and Matt was curled up on the sidewalk. We were completely soaked, and had been for days. All the other occupiers were downstairs in the Bart station, trying to stay dry. Our 24 hour continuous presence was in jeopardy. We were miserable. Cold and wet. Nothing was dry. Clothing, bedding, and all our gear had been soaked. We could have left. We didn’t. Matt gave me the strength to hold it down. He was not moving. He was shivering. I was shivering. We looked at each other with rain pouring down our faces. And we laughed. We laughed because at that point, we knew neither one of us was moving. No matter what. The rain ended that night. It did not come back for months.

Matt continued to heal. He continued his art. He continued giving the bankers hell. And then this happened. One day, a federal reserve employee gave me “the look.” I was asleep at the time. What woke me up was Matt chasing the guy down the block yelling “do I look at your family that way?” This, I will remember forever. Matty, wherever you are, know that there will never be another like you. You taught me a very valuable lesson. I was wrong for judging you. I was just like every housed person. I was looking with my eyes and hearing with my ears. You showed me my heart. You motivated me. You are one of the reasons First They Came For The Homeless happened.

You are our biggest success. What we did for each other is how humanity is supposed to be. We did it without money, food, clothing, blankets, or shelter. We did it together. We did it as family. And we pulled off the longest Federal Reserve occupation in this country.

I have cried several times while writing this. I have had to pause to wipe my eyes. Matty, my brother, rest in peace.

–Mike Zint

Action Council Events — March 23 to March 30

OccupySF

~ Action Council ~

Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board:

 http://www.occupysf.net

From: Patricia Gray [mailto:pat1936@gmail.com]

 

Wednesday March 23 __________________________________
5:30 – 6:30pm     Montgomery and Market Peace vigil
                        SHUT DOWN CREECH KILLER DRONES
                        Sponsors, Code Pink, World Can’t Wait, Occupy
                        Action Council
6:00 – 9:00pm     Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
                         6501 Telegraph, Oakland
                        PRISONERS AGREEMENT TO END HOSTILITIES
                        Rally against the torture of prisoners.  Come and
                        show support of the prisoners class struggle to end
                        solitary confinement.
                        Host: Hip Hop for Change
7:00 – 9:00pm  New Valencia Hall    747  Polk St. S.F. 
                      Reading and discussion of
                      REVOLUTIONARY INTEGRATION
                      a Marxist analysis of African American liberation.
                      sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party
                      info   415-864-1278
7:30                The Marsh  1062 Valencia St. S.F.
                       Theater for Solo Performances
                       SOLITARY MAN; MY VISIT TO PELICAN BAY 
                       STATE  PRISON
                       Written and performed by Charlie Hinton with music
                       by Fred Johnson
                       55 minutes with some disturbing content
                       tickets $10.00 to $15.00 sliding scale
 Thursday, March 24   ______________________________________
2:30                  San Francisco City Hall, rm. 250
                        Neighborhood Services and Safety Committee
                        DECLARING A STATE OF EMERGENCY ON 
                        HOMELESSNESS IN SAN FRANCISCO
                        Learn about opportunities for action and advocacy.
                        info  www.SaintFrancisChallenge.com
6:00 pm            1395 Mendell St in Bayview  Joseph Lee Gym
                        JUSTICE 4 MARIO WOODS
                        Town hall meeting
                        updates on the coalition movement for justice
7:00 pm             UU Center Fireside Room  1187 Franklin St. @ Geary
                         speaker Naty Dervin of the International group 350*
                         CAN WE WIN THE BATTLE AGAINST CLIMATE
                         CHANGE?
                         Sponsor:  Progressive Democrats of America
Friday March 25  _____________________________________________
11:00 am to March 27 2:00pm
                         3rd St. and Oakdale in Bay View
                         8TH ANNUAL FEED THE PEOPLE
                         Free lunches, food and hygiene products will be
                         given to people.
                         This is hosted by the Kenneth Harding and Kiss my
                         Black Arts Collective and they are requesting that
                         people bring more food to distribute.
7:00 pm             Omni Commons  4799 Shattuck, Oakland (at 48th)
                        CAREGIVING: AN ANTI CAPITALIST PERSPECTIVE
                        speaker  Selma James, founder of Wages for house
                        work and author of Sex, Race and Class – the 
                        Perspective of Winning
                        sponsor:  globalwomanstrike.net
                        info   415-626-4114
7:00pm             2969 Mission St. S.F.  
                        Public Forum
                        THE CORRUPT U.S. ELECTION SYSTEM: CAN IT
                        BE FIXED?
                        Our electoral system is rigged to protect the interests
                        of the  bankers, super rich and the capitalism system
                        itself.  Join us for a discussion of the history and
                        the present reality of our elcctoral system and what
                        can be done about it.
                        sponsor   Party for Socialism and Liberation.

Saturday March 26  ____________________________________________

11:00 to 1:00 pm   Oscar Grant Plaza 
                           1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
                           COMING OUT OF THE SHADOWS
                           A gathering of COOTS (coming out of the shadows)
                           undocumented youth declaring themselves
                           UNDOCUMENTED AND UNAFRAID has been a
                           national event for five years in the month of March.
                           sponsored by East Bay Immigrant Youth Coalition.
Sunday March 27  ______________________________________________
3:00 pm               2940 16th at Mission   room 302
                           Speakers:  Paul Kangas and David Grace, members of
                                            Solar Justice
                           HOW TO BUILD SOLAR HOMES TO CREATE 
                           JOBS AND STOP GLOBAL WARMING
                           We need to require utilities to pay $0.33 kwh for
                           solar power to the grid.  information and advice on
                           how this can be done.
                           info:  415-368-8581
Monday March 28  ____________________________________________
12 noon               Oracle Conference Center
                          350 Oracle Parkway, Redwood City
                           Protest!
                           STOP PUBLIC FUNDS FOR ORACLE CHARTER
                           SCHOOL AND MORE PRIVATIZATION OF 
                           OF PUBLIC EDUCATION
                           This   proposed charter school is a way of taking
                           over school testing programs and increasing profits
                           by selling computers and soft ware programs.
                           If billionaire Larry Ellison wants to build and run a
                           school, that’s fine—but NOT WITH PUBLIC FUNDS.
                           Sponsored by Repeal Charter School Citizens for
                           for Education Restoration and United Public Workers
                           for Action.
1:00 pm               518 Valencia St. (near 16th st. BART)
                           SOLIDARITY WITH KOREAN WORKERS AND 
                           PEOPLE FIGHTING FOR LABOR, HUMAN 
                           RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY
                           speakers Ho-joon Song and Park Young Chan,
                           union leaders in Korea. who will discuss the massive
                           attack on labor and human rights.  More than 50%
                           of workers have been made temporary workers by
                           deregulation.  They oppose the U.S. Free Trade
                           Agreement and the Trans Pacific Partnership Act.
                           This drive for militarization and repression of
                           Human Rights has a long history.
                           info:  415-282-1908
6:00 to 9:00 pm     Global Exchange 16th and Mission 
                            Occupy Forum
                            speaker Steve Martinot
                            ON CORPORATIONS
                            Discussion and  announcements following
                            No charge but donations accepted.
Wednesday March 30  _____________________________________
7:00 – 9:00 pm       New Valencia Hall
                            747 Polk St. S.F.
                            Reading and discussion circle on
                            REVOLUTIONARY INTEGRATION: A MARXIST
                            ANALYSIS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN LIBERATION
                            To be continued on April 6 and 13th.