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~ Action Council ~
Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board:
Thursday, August 11
A 11, Thursday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Rally, Speak Out Defend the Children and People of Fukushima
San Francisco Japan Consulate
275 Battery St.
Community members and defenders of the people of Fukushima will speak out at the San Francisco Japanese consulate to demand the evacuation of all children and families from Fukushima, full compensation and the closure of all nuclear plants in Japan/ The Abe government is seeking to reopen the remaining more than 35 nuclear plants despite the great dangers of another Fukushima disaster. Japan is located on the ring of fire and the danger of another major earthquake that could cause a similar disaster is very real.
A 11, Thursday, 6:00pm, Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition: To Live or Die?
350 Rhode Island St. (enter on Kansas St.)
Hear about the findings of the Blue Panel Report Investigating SFPD. Anand the Executive Director of the Blue Ribbon Panel will be presenting.
Friday, August 12
A 12, Friday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Advocates for 100 year old Black San Franciscan Charges Landlord with Elder Abuse
Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
In the name of 100 year old, lifelong Fillmore resident Iris Canada, who has suffered financial, emotional and physical abuse under California elder abuse law from her landlord, who has been continually harassing her with eviction attempts since early March 2016, a group of advocates will be demanding that the District Attorney, George Gascon press charges of elder abuse under penal code 368.
This demand to the DA follows yet another attempt by the landlord to evict in court, BlackAugust 10th when the attorney for landlords Peter Owens, Carolyn Radische and Stephen Owens brought yet another filing,
Friday’s visit to the DA follows a 2014 series of cases brought by disabled, evicted and displaced elders, family and youth leaders.
Sponsor: POOR Magazine, Idriss Stelley Foundation, Bayview Newspaper, Manilatown Heritage Foundation and Others
Saturday, August 13
A 13, Saturday, 2:00pm- 4:00pm Nuclear Weapons: Can They Be Abolished? Dr. Helen Caldicott
SF Public Library – Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St. (at Grove St)
Dr. Caldicott has spent 45 years educating the world on nuclear perils and organizing against atomic warfare and power. Her mobilizing of doctors in many lands led to the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize to International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.
Though obligated to disarm under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the U.S. is devising net nuclear weapons for a trillion dollars while the Pentagon plans ways to use them
Cosponsors: San Francisco Public Library (BST Dept.) and the new Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament, consisting of various peace groups organized by the War and law League. For details, visit http://warandlaw.org
Monday, August 15
A 15, Monday, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, US Militarization in Asia: Questioning “The Rise of China”
Veterans War Memorial Building
401 Van Ness Ave., Room 210
Ann Wright (peace activist & former US Army Colonel)
- J. Noh (journalist & policy analyst for KPFA’s Flashpoints) & others.
The “rise of China” is being used to justify the Pacific Pivot and the TPP. How real is this danger? How can we be economically interdependent and also enemies? What does this mean for countries like Vietnam & the Philippines and for Asian American communities?
Free of charge, donations welcome.
Hosted by Vets for Peace-SF with Women for Genuine Security, Bay Area Stop the Pacific Pivot Coalition, Comfort Women Justice Coalition, and Ecumenical Peace Institute.
For more info: call 415 312-5583 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are Pat’s message & announcements:
When Occupy started we said we will get out on the street to force change in our government and more specifically, our rotten banking system. We said that we are not political—and that, I think, was an error.
We must push back against capitalist power in every way we can imagine. The anniversary of our movement is coming up. I think we need to talk about the election coming up and what we can do.
Having just suffered the fraudulent California primary that Bernie won but Hillarywas proclaimed the winner the day before the election, we need to reassess our goals.
There is a gathering planned for Saturday September 17th to celebrate our anniversary and, I hope, to discuss our future. Talk to your friends and plan to speak on your ideas on changing our political system. We need ideas on how to get some real democracy in our nation and ending capitalism. We the people need to take power away from the corporations and their phony legal ‘personhood’.
Friday August 12
7:00 – 11:00 pm 3165 16th St. San Francisco
DIABLO RISING TIDE HOUSE PARTY
Join us to celebrate the direct action and corporate
shame of Flood Wall St. last September–and
celebrate the blockade at the California Republican
convention in Burlingame that forced Trump to
crawl over a wall to speak at the event. Hear of
past month’s tour of California talking about direct
action and climate change.
Come and help plan the next round of trouble
making and organizing at Scott’s house.
There will be food and beverages but also BYOB.
Monday August 15
1:00 – 2:00 pm S.F. Mission Police Station
17th St and Valencia, SF
CALL FOR A STATE OF EMERGENCY ON ALL POLICE USE OF FORCE
We are calling for a ninety day moratorium on
the use of any firearms, weaponry, tasers,
AR 15 rifles, UZI’s of our police officers while on
duty. We need to change the focus from what
the police need to what the people need. We
need a transition from putting funds to police to
In this 90 day period it is our goal to explore the
option of completely disarming the police force
as well as considering how this has been done
in other countries whose police force do not
use weaponry at all.
Co-signers of this proposal are Idriss Stelly
Foundation, Poor Magazine, Krip Hop Nation,
Justice for Josiah Foundation, the Anti Police
Terror Project, People’s Commission for Justice,
California Coalition for Women Prisoners, the
Center for Convivial Research and Autonomy.
6:00 – 8:00 pm Alex L. Pitcher Jr. Community room
1800 Oakdale Ave S.F.
SEARCH FOR S.F. CHIEF OF POLICE
The police Commission is seeking public input
on the recruitment of a new police Chief.
There will be a public survey for people to
give their opinions.