New Announcements for Sat., Sun, Mon. (from Adrienne Fong)

FYI…I expect that there will be spontaneous demos in the streets of the Bay Area this weekend. The following were posted on Facebook yesterday. 

New Announcements

(Saturday, Sunday & Monday)

Saturday, November 12

Saturday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Post-Election Group Hug

Mission Dolores Park
19th and Dolores St.
SF

This election is one of the most difficult elections we’ve ever faced, and we’re all in a lot of pain. Come meet at Dolores park for hugs and community support, including at least one giant group hug, to spread the love and remind each other that we are here for one another as one family.

Look for folks carrying a sign that says “Group Hug”

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/339466253096859/

Sunday, November 13

Sunday, 11:00am – 1:00pm, Love And Unity Procession

San Francisco – Pier 7

After a historically divisive election, we want to create a space for San Franciscans to meet and celebrate the values and communities that have made this city a beacon of diversity, acceptance and creativity to the world. Now is the time to come together and lift each other up, especially the communities who are suffering from the bruises and alienation caused by the backdrop of ‘isms’ that have dominated this election year.

Bring your messages of love to the waterfront this Sunday to show the country and the world that unity and solidarity can lift us all up and carry us into the future.

Participating organizations: Livable CitySunday Streets San Francisco,San

Francisco Interfaith Council
Galeria de la Raza, SF LGBT Center,Walk San Francisco

, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Friends of the Urban Forest, DANCE FRIDAYS

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/204244159985584/

Sunday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Peaceful Trump Response: Join Hands Around Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt
Oakland

Let’s JOIN HANDS in a circle ALL the way around 3.4 miles of Lake Merritt- (starting at Empowerment Park) …To stand up against racism, sexism, homophobia, and Islamophobia!
This is a PEACEFUL joining together to honor our community, the values we stand for, and our resilience as a nation. 

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/361618760841855/

Monday, November 14

Monday, 7:00am – 10:00pm,  Let’s build a Wall of Empathy

BART Stations:

We will be above ground at three Bart stations on Monday, starting at ~7 am and again after work:

16th Street Mission
24th Street Mission
Montgomery

Borrowing the idea from New Yorkers, we will be leaving Post-Election stickies and building a Wall. … A Wall of Empathy. Stop by and leave a note or read and share them. ♥ #WallofEmpathy

Feel free to bring a pre-written note or art (or even acoustic music!) to share. We will also have pens and sticky notes.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/616511231883645/?active_tab=about

“Where the Democrats Go From Here” by Bernie Sanders (nytimes.com)

Photo

CreditMikey Burton

Millions of Americans registered a protest vote on Tuesday, expressing their fierce opposition to an economic and political system that puts wealthy and corporate interests over their own. I strongly supported Hillary Clinton, campaigned hard on her behalf, and believed she was the right choice on Election Day. But Donald J. Trump won the White House because his campaign rhetoric successfully tapped into a very real and justified anger, an anger that many traditional Democrats feel.

I am saddened, but not surprised, by the outcome. It is no shock to me that millions of people who voted for Mr. Trump did so because they are sick and tired of the economic, political and media status quo.

Working families watch as politicians get campaign financial support from billionaires and corporate interests — and then ignore the needs of ordinary Americans. Over the last 30 years, too many Americans were sold out by their corporate bosses. They work longer hours for lower wages as they see decent paying jobs go to China, Mexico or some other low-wage country. They are tired of having chief executives make 300 times what they do, while 52 percent of all new income goes to the top 1 percent. Many of their once beautiful rural towns have depopulated, their downtown stores are shuttered, and their kids are leaving home because there are no jobs — all while corporations suck the wealth out of their communities and stuff them into offshore accounts.

Working Americans can’t afford decent, quality child care for their children. They can’t send their kids to college, and they have nothing in the bank as they head into retirement. In many parts of the country they can’t find affordable housing, and they find the cost of health insurance much too high. Too many families exist in despair as drugs, alcohol and suicide cut life short for a growing number of people.

President-elect Trump is right: The American people want change. But what kind of change will he be offering them? Will he have the courage to stand up to the most powerful people in this country who are responsible for the economic pain that so many working families feel, or will he turn the anger of the majority against minorities, immigrants, the poor and the helpless?

Will he have the courage to stand up to Wall Street, work to break up the “too big to fail” financial institutions and demand that big banks invest in small businesses and create jobs in rural America and inner cities? Or, will he appoint another Wall Street banker to run the Treasury Department and continue business as usual? Will he, as he promised during the campaign, really take on the pharmaceutical industry and lower the price of prescription drugs?

I am deeply distressed to hear stories of Americans being intimidated and harassed in the wake of Mr. Trump’s victory, and I hear the cries of families who are living in fear of being torn apart. We have come too far as a country in combating discrimination. We are not going back. Rest assured, there is no compromise on racism, bigotry, xenophobia and sexism. We will fight it in all its forms, whenever and wherever it re-emerges.

I will keep an open mind to see what ideas Mr. Trump offers and when and how we can work together. Having lost the nationwide popular vote, however, he would do well to heed the views of progressives. If the president-elect is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families, I’m going to present some very real opportunities for him to earn my support.

Let’s rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and create millions of well-paying jobs. Let’s raise the minimum wage to a living wage, help students afford to go to college, provide paid family and medical leave and expand Social Security. Let’s reform an economic system that enables billionaires like Mr. Trump not to pay a nickel in federal income taxes. And most important, let’s end the ability of wealthy campaign contributors to buy elections.

In the coming days, I will also provide a series of reforms to reinvigorate the Democratic Party. I believe strongly that the party must break loose from its corporate establishment ties and, once again, become a grass-roots party of working people, the elderly and the poor. We must open the doors of the party to welcome in the idealism and energy of young people and all Americans who are fighting for economic, social, racial and environmental justice. We must have the courage to take on the greed and power of Wall Street, the drug companies, the insurance companies and the fossil fuel industry.

When my presidential campaign came to an end, I pledged to my supporters that the political revolution would continue. And now, more than ever, that must happen. We are the wealthiest nation in the history of the world. When we stand together and don’t let demagogues divide us up by race, gender or national origin, there is nothing we cannot accomplish. We must go forward, not backward.

OccupyForum presents . . . American Indian Genocide and Standing Rock with Deni Leonard (Monday, November 14(

OccupyForum presents…

Monday, November 14th, 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!

American Indian Genocide

and Standing Rock

with Deni Leonard

OccupyForum is proud to once again host Deni Leonard who will speak about Standing Rock, the general history of Tribal Governments’ relationship with the U.S. Federal Government, and issues which are present today.

Biography of Deni Leonard: Served as National Chairman of the G.I. Alliance which directed the protests at the U.S. Army Bases around the U.S. and territories. While in the U.S. Army, closed down the Presidio Stockade, occupied Fort Lawton Army base in Seattle, Washington, and organized protests around the country. Testified at the Winter Soldier Investigation in Detroit to describe my experience at the Presidio Stockade and met David Dillinger, John Kerry, Donald Sutherlin and several members of the Chicago 7.

Served as a National Consultant to the U.S. Commission On Civil Rights and investigated the Pine Ridge election between Dick Wilson and Russell Means, investigated racial discrimination on the Navajo Reservation and organized a national civil rights hearing. Served on the Oregon State U.S. Commission On Civil Rights Committee and served as the first Executive Director of the Oregon Human Rights Commission.

Stood with the Traditional Leaders on reservations and brought strategies to protect them from progressive Tribal Leaders that supported the Bureau of India Affairs. Keynote Speaker at National Tribal organizational conferences, NCAI, National Indian Gaming Association and International Gaming Association about using municipal bonds to fund their projects.

Announcements will follow. Donations to OccupyForum to cover our costs are encouraged; no one turned away.

Announcements: Nov 11 – Nov 15 (from Adrienne Fong)

Send items for posting by Tuesday to: pat1936@gmail.com 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

(Friday, Nov. 11th – Tuesday, Nov. 15th)

Friday, November 11

N 11, Friday, 10:00am, Memorial Service for Nicholas McWherter

Church of the Highlands
900 Monterey Dr.
San Bruno, Ca

Memorial service for Nicholas D. McWherter – killed by SFPD in October.

Reception immediately following at: San Pedro Park, Pacifica

“His heart was strong and pure, his faith was his rock and his light, even in his troubled times. Mental illness is unimaginable to those with sound minds, but it is real and the problem is begging for our support. Nicholas fought a long, hard, and brave battle to defeat his disease.”

Obituary:

Info: http://www.pacificatribune.com/obituaries/life-tributes-nicholas-david-mcwherter/article_e3022fd8-a138-11e6-87c4-e314fd732182.html

N 11, Friday, 12 Noon, Mothers On The March

Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
SF

Every Friday. Support Mothers, Families who have lost loved ones to police brutality. Demand DA Gascon charge officers with murder.

Host: Justice4MarioWoods Coalition

Info: https://www.facebook.com/justice4mariowoodscoalition/?fref=ts

N 11, Friday, 12 Noon – 6:00pm, Art Build 4 Standing Rock Nov. 15 Day of Action

Bridge Storage and ArtSpace
23 Maine Ave.
Richmond

Help get art and visuals ready for the Nov 15th day of Action in San Francisco. We will paint flags and patches, cut and add safety pints to patches and righ flags and banners. Wear paint clothes and snacks/drinks to share for art volunteers welcome!

NOTE: Bridge Storage and ArtSpace, 23 Maine Ave, Richmond, CA 94804
is a 20 minute walk from Richmond BART, a ten minute bike. Look for signs at the entrance gate.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1709912639327179/

N 11, Friday, 1:30pm – 5:00pm, Anti Trump Rally

24th & Mission St.
SF

Come out and support the youth!
Donald Trump’s sexism and ignorant views will not be allowed!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/930047137127749/?active_tab=about

N 11, Friday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Evacuate the Families and Children of Fukushima and STOP NUKES – Speak – out

Japan Consulate
275 Battery St.
SF

There will be a speak out at the Japan Consulate to call for immediate evacuation of the children & families of Fukushima. The Abe government runs TEPCO and continues to cover-up the dangers of radiation and is also attempting to restart Japan’s nuclear power plants. The Abe government has told the people of Japan and the world that the Fukushima crisis has been overcome and there is nothing to worry about despite the fact that radioactive material continues to contaminate the area and the Pacific Ocean.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/11/07/18793170.php

N 11, Friday 3:00pm,  Bay Area #NoDAPL Pray Down the Banks – San Francisco

Wells Fargo Headquarters
464 California St.
SF

N 11, Friday, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Let’s talk about Syria

AROC Arab Resource & Organizing Center
518 Valencia St.
SF

Join AROC in a conversation with Bassam Haddad, Director of the Middle East Studies Program at George Mason University and Co-Founder/Editor of online journal, Jadaliyya.

What roles did the Assad regimes’ 45+ years of economic corruption, political repression, and state violence play in the rise of an inevitable revolution in Syria?

Aside from the regime, what factors – such as the role of the U.S., Russia, and other regional and external actors — transformed the original trajectory of the revolution?

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1683627038617632/

N 11, Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Forum: After Election Day: What’s Next For the People’s Movement?

2969 Mission St. (nr. 24th St.)
SF

$3.00 – $10.00 donation suggested – no one turned away

Join us for an analysis and discussion of the election outcome, and – most importantly – what is needed now to build the movement for socialism and the struggle for justice here and around the world.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/11/06/18793157.php

Saturday, November 12

N 12, Saturday, 11:00am – 12 Noon, No Dakota Access Pipeline – Alameda

Bank of America
1500 Park St.
Alameda

Vigil & holding signs

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/367325130272188/?active_tab=discussion

N 12, Saturday, 1:00pm – 5:00pm, 1 Year Anniversary of Richard Perkins Jr. – Community Memorial

24-7 Gas and Food
8930 Bancroft
Oakland, CA

Please join the family of Richard Perkins Jr. and Anti Police-Terror Projectto commemorate and celebrate the life of Richard Perkins Jr.!

We will be having a memorial at his death site to remember him with speakers, performances, and more.

After the memorial tribute at Richard’s death site we will move to Verdese Carter Park on 98th and Sunnyside for a community barbeque.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1778883825723655/

N 12, Saturday, 12Noon – 3:00pm, No DAPL Solidarity Action – Direct Action Training

First Unitarian Center
1187 Franklin St.
San Francisco

This training will take participants through the
strategies and tools used in non-violent direct action. It will include a legal briefing and an overall plan for November 15th.

This training will be an important place to get plugged into for the No DAPL Solidarity Action on Nov. 15th.

Host: Diablo Rising Tide

For more information, email diablorisingtide@riseup.net

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1822355504668711/

Sunday, November 13

N 13, Sunday, 9:30am – 2:00pm, Direct Action for Racial Justice: A SURJ Bay Area Training

SoulSpace
1714 Telegraph
Oakland

Join SURJ Bay Area for our third homegrown Direct Action training dedicated to teaching you the framework and the hard skills needed to take action for racial justice. This interactive workshop is designed to give you real-time experiences of being in a protest while also building our understanding of direct action from the perspective of white people participating in the movement for racial justice.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/137335133396914/

N 13, Sunday, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Medea Benjamin “Kingdom of the Unjust”

UU Center
1187 Franklin St.
SF

Medea Benjamin, author, activist and co-founder of Codepink will discuss her book: “Kingdom of the Unjust” – behind the US Saudi connection.

New book will be available.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/11/03/18793074.php

N 13, Sunday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Palestine Report Back

St. Paul’s Towers –
2nd Floor, Fred Weaver Residence Center
100 Bay Pl.  – (Nr 27th & Harrison)
Oakland

Jim Haber’s report back from his trip to Palestine this past July

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1200820369966068/

Monday, November 14

N 14, Monday, 5:00pm – 6:00pm, NoDAPL Action Station! Calls, Emails, Letters & More

Alley Cat Books
3036 24th Street
SF

We’ll be calling, emailing, letter writing, hash-tagging (and more) to Demand a Stop to the DAPL! We’ll have EVERYTHING you need to take action!

Following will be general meeting

Host: SF SURG Committee

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1842892019331351/?active_tab=about

Tuesday, November 15

N 15, Tuesday, 6:30am – 12 Noon, Bay Area Stand With Standing Rock: March on Army Corps of Engine

Civic Center Plaza
Polk & Grove St.
San Francisco

Sunrise Ceremony, March to Army Corps of Engineers, & Mass Nonviolent Direct Action at Army Corps of Engineers, SF

Can’t make the entire event? Join when you can!

IF YOU CAN JOIN US… in risking arrest taking nonviolent direct action, please attend an action training-orientation and please form or join an “affinity group”

Host: Idle No More

Details / Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1778370889093030/

N 15, Tuesday, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Growing Dangers of Wars Among Nuclear-Armed States

UU Center, Fireside Room
1187 Franklin St.
SF

Gray Panthers Present: Jackie Cabasso, Director, Western States Legal Foundation

Jackie has been continuously active in nuclear disarmament, peace and environmental advocacy for decades. She has spoken at public hearings, legislative symposia and conferences around the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, and has addressed rallies and gatherings at the Livermore and Los Alamos nuclear weapons laboratories, at US nuclear test sites, and in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

As director of the Western States Legal Foundation, Jackie Cabasso monitors and analyzes U.S. nuclear weapons programs and policies and related high technology energy and weapons programs.

Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/11/06/18793148.php

N 15, Tuesday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Stand up to Lennar Corporation

SF City Hall, Room 250
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl
SF

Calle 24 has filed an EIR appeal against Lennar Corp. Their project at 1515 South Van Ness was exempt from in EIR review because of the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan.

A large presence is needed,  Lennar has organized support for the project and will bring people from outside the Mission and from with-in.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1198455933547567/

N 15, Tuesday, 4:00pm – 8:00pm, Youth Public Comment on SFPD Issues

SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton Goodlett Place
SF

The Youth Commission will hold an open space in our office, City Hall room 345, at 4pm so that we can all prepare for public comment, meet other youth justice advocates and support/collaborate with each other. We will have light food available. Around 4:45 we will head down to the chamber for seats.

This hearing will consider the findings and recommendations of the Department of Justice’s Initial Assessment Report of the San Francisco Police Department, the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, Civil Grand Jury, and Blue Ribbon Panel on Transparency, Accountability, and Fairness in Law Enforcement.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1086605374770552/

Hundreds gather in downtown Oakland for 3rd night of Trump protests (KTVU.com)

– Hundreds of protesters gathered in downtown Oakland Thursday evening for a third night of demonstrations against the election of Donald Trump to be President if the United States.

An estimated 7,000 people protested on Wednesday night. Demonstrators grew violent as the evening wore on, with police using tear gas and flash bang grenades and protesters throwing rocks, bottles and fireworks.

According to Oakland Police Department, one officer was treated and released from the hospital Wednesday night. Two others were treated and released in the field late Wednesday night/ early Thursday morning.

Cat Brooks of the Anti Police Terror Project addressed the crowd, saying that it was the police who incited the violence.

Police said they used tear gas only after provoked.

“This is censorship at the hands of Libby Schaaf and OPD,” Brooks said, but called for discipline on tonight’s march.

“We do not accept or acknowledge the fascist regime of Donald Trump or Libby Schaaf nor do we recognize the authority of her gestapo, otherwise known as OPD.”

Business owners and non-profits had a mess on their hands Thursday morning. From Webster Street to Broadway, 14th Street to 19th Street, Oakland Police said 20 properties were targeted by violent splinter groups marching amongst thousands of peaceful protesters Wednesday night.

“We’re a law enforcement agency of 753 officers, so when we’re managing 7,000 people, it is challenging to protect our businesses,” said Oakland Police Officer Johnna Watson.

Oakland Police said they arrested 30 people for either damaging businesses or attacking police, and gave 11 citations Wednesday night. Out of the 30 arrests, only 12 people live in Oakland. Police said several were from outside of the Bay Area and even out of state.

“When we look across the board at our protests, where we have seen violence, often we see a majority of the groups are from outside the city of Oakland,” said Watson.

Oakland Police said an arrest packet will be made public next week, detailing who was arrested, where they’re from, and the charges. The charges could range from vandalism to assault on peace officers. Oakland Police said officers deployed several CS blast devices (a dispersal agent) when members of the violent crowd threw rocks, bottles, fireworks, M-80s, and Molotov cocktails at officers.

The outsiders coming into Oakland are being investigated by detectives on whether they’ve been previously arrested at past protests in the city and if they have connections to criminal organizations.

Officer Watson said the violent groups hid themselves in the mass of peaceful demonstrators and then broke away later in the march.

“We did see a majority of people saying, ‘No! Don’t break the window. No, don’t light that on fire. Let’s not do this to the businesses.’ So, there was a divide in the group,” said Watson.

Two neighboring non-profits downtown had very different nights.

“They smashed our window on our door and I saw a part of a grate on the ground. I think that’s what they used to smash it in,” said a non-profit worker who came in at 9:00 a.m. and discovered the damage. The non-profit was proactively boarding up its large front window as protection from a possible second attack Thursday night.

The Flight Deck art non-profit believed it was spared vandalism, because of the signs in its front window.

“With the signage we have here – Not My President, Black Lives Matter, Safe Zone, and Everyone Is Welcome – I think it is a visual cue that we’re a part of the community and create a space and share this moment with everyone,” said The Flight Deck’s Champaign Hughes.

Thursday night, Oakland Police had all officers scheduled to handle another night of protests. The department said it would only call for mutual aid from neighboring law enforcement if the crowd became too hard to manage.

Earlier, teenage students left Arise High School to protest the election of Donald Trump. Students said they were too young to vote and are angry adults decided the election that could hurt their future, but the students said they would not participate in hurting their community.

“After everything, this is our city. We have to keep it clean. There’s no point in vandalizing it,” said 16-year-old Brenda Aguilar.

Anti-Trump protests tonight in Oakland, San Francisco (KRON4.com)

By Emily Kirschenheuter, KRON
Published: November 9, 2016, 11:27 am Updated: November 9, 2016, 10:46 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Demonstrations were planning to take to the streets in Oakland and San Francisco Wednesday night to protest President-elect Donald Trump.

Officers in riot gear have massed in downtown Oakland Wednesday evening responding to thousands of protesters gathering for a second night of demonstrations against the election of Trump. Vandalism has been reported.

At 5 p.m., protesters gathered at Market and Powell Street in San Francisco and the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland.

As of 7:15 p.m., there was a peaceful protest on southbound Telegraph from Dwight in Oakland. About 3,000 people were moving northbound on Broadway, stretched out between 19th and 21st streets.

At 8:15 p.m., the crowd swelled to 7,000 people and is situated at Washington and 8th.

Later, the crowd had spread out to West Grand between Broadway and the 2000 Block of Webster.

Members of the crowd carried signs saying “Pussy grabs back,” “Donald Trump is a rapist” and “Secede #CalExit.”

By 6 p.m. the crowd had grown to an estimated 400 to 500 people, and some reports estimated the number of protesters as high as 2,000.

Around 6:50 p.m. the crowd began to march, heading south on Broadway with police walking alongside. Broadway had been blocked at 19th Street, however, stalling the protesters near the Paramount Theater.

Just before 7 p.m., police estimated that the crowd had grown to roughly 3,000 people, saying that traffic in the area was being impacted and asking drivers to use alternate routes.

At around 8:10 p.m., police tweeted they closed down the Broadway off-ramp from northbound 880 due to the protests in downtown Oakland. It has since reopened.

Fremont police are also assisting with the protest.

Traffic is impacted in the area.

Hundreds of angry protesters chanting, “Not my president,” filled the streets of Oakland and Berkeley Tuesday night after Donald Trump was elected president.

They walked from downtown Oakland to Highway 24, setting fires on Broadway and briefly shutting down the highway.

A protester suffered major injuries when she was hit by a car while demonstrating. Authorities say she is now in stable condition.

Decision 2016: KRON4 News Election Results
Multiple Bay Area schools walked out on Wednesday to also protest Donald Trump.

On Wednesday afternoon Oakland police were still assessing vandalism on several businesses after about 250 protesters marched through downtown in a demonstration that started late Tuesday night and carried on into the morning.

One protester was cited and small number of protesters were arrested on suspicion of vandalism and disobedience.

The window of the Agave Uptown restaurant, located at 2135 Franklin St., was vandalized by a man with spray paint as members of the crowd urged the vandal to stop. Broken windows and spray paint have been reported at numerous locations throughout the downtown area and Chinatown.

Other windows were smashed and spray painted in the vicinity of Webster and 17th streets.

Officers lined up in front of a Chase Bank location in the vicinity of Eighth and Franklin streets to prevent further vandalism after windows there were smashed. Trash fires were set nearby, and an American flag was also burned.

Police have deployed tear gas in Oakland, as the demonstration has been declared an unlawful assembly by police after bottles, rocks, and firecrackers were thrown at officers.

A large fire has been set in the roadway at the intersection of Broadway and 17th Street, and others have been set nearby.

San Francisco Police Officer Grace Gatpandan described the march as nonviolent, saying that no arrests have been made and no dispersal order has been issued.

According to the Berkeley Police Department, a third group was headed south on Telegraph Avenue from Dwight Way around 7:10 p.m.

At 9:13 p.m., Telegraph Avenue was closed off from the 1700 block to the 2100 block. Traffic is severely impacted, police said.

As of 9:33 p.m. police could be heard telling protesters to disperse from the loudspeaker of a helicopter.

 

“Time to talk” from Mike Wilson (via Mike Zint)

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Mike Wilson

November 9, 2016

If you woke up this morning thinking about revolution – welcome! There’s lots to do.

Please start by listening respectfully to those who’ve spent much of their lives organizing. They won’t be hard to find.

If you’re white – and especially if you’re a white male – listening may be a challenge, but it’s also a requirement.

And remember: general strikes are the way to begin. Weapons are not appropriate at this stage.

Oh – and fuck hillary

Occupy Inauguration — January 21, 2017

#OccupyInauguration #WeAreComing #SeeYouInDC Occupy Inauguration is a mass rally and protest taking place in Washington D.C. Inauguration Day, January 20th-21st, 2017. Regardless of who is elected president, the voices of the 99% will be shut out. From day one our movements will need to unite and fight to advance the revolution.

We reject the domination of Wall Street and the billionaire class over our society, and oppose this rigged political and economic system. We believe another world is possible. To achieve it we will need to build a united movement and political party for the 99%, to put people and the planet over profits.

We call upon the new president to act on these demands:
*Scrap the TPP!
*Pass a federal $15/hour minimum wage.
*Free college education and the cancellation of student debt.
*Support of a constitutional amendment to abolish ALL “corporate constitutional rights” and “money equals free speech.”
*Medicare for All.
*A green new deal, with massive investments in renewable energy and infrastructure to create tens of thousands of good paying jobs – supported by the taxation of corporations, Wall Street, and the ultra rich.
*Black Lives Matter! We demand an end to institutionalized racism and police brutality. No federal funding for militarization of police, and an end to the racist war on drugs.
*No to all attacks on the rights of immigrants, LGBTQ+ people, women, and our African American and indigenous communities.
*#NoDAPL pipeline! Halt all construction of new oil pipelines and coal terminals. We demand a just transition for all energy industry workers.
*Honor the treaty rights of all indigenous nations.
*We call for an immediate end to the bombing of foreign nations, permanent war, massive U.S. military spending, and the U.S. role as leading arms dealer to the world.
*End the surveillance state! We demand immediate pardons for all political prisoners, including Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, and Leonard Peltier.

Until these demands are genuinely addressed we remove our consent to be governed.

One of the goals of this action is to build toward the formation of a new independent coalition movement for the 99%. A political party and activist movement that stands outside of the stranglehold duopoly of the GOP and DNC. We recognize the establishments of the Republican and Democratic parties to be part of the problem, so we will not be inviting leadership from, or endorsement by them. We believe that the 99% needs its own political representation that rejects all corporate cash and influence.

We know that mass movements are how real change is won, and we have been lifting up the inspiring protests at Standing Rock and all Black Lives Matter actions. We feel that the voices of Indigenous People and Black Lives Matter are crucial to issues of oppression that we wish to address in D.C. during the inauguration.

We invite you to involve and express yourself at whatever level you choose. We do not represent a particular party or group, as our focus is on movement building. This action is aimed to confront Wall Street directly and the GOP/DNC’s influence over our political system. We support, represent, and welcome a diversity of voices and concerns.

We are currently in an outreach phase, our early endorsers include:
Occupy Wall Street, Green party of the United States, Liberty Tree, Code Pink, Socialist Alternative, Climate Revolution, Progressive Independent Party, Move to Amend, Roots Action, Veterans for Peace, Equality Coalition, Indigenous Environmental Network, United Progressive Coalition, Native Organizers Alliance, Veterans Party of America, Real Progressives, Bernie National Delegate Speaking Panel, Activate Now, Socialist City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, Native American Activist and former Vice Presidential candidate Winona LaDuke, Filmmaker and Environmental Activist, Josh Fox, Law Professor and Chairman of Progress For All, Tim Canova, Move to Amend National Spokesperson and Stein/Baraka 2016 campaign manager David Cobb, Standing Rock Camp Coordinator, Lakota Elder and activist Phyllis Young…

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Next week’s calendar (from Patricia Gray)

We survived the election, but it is clear our work toward democracy is not over.  It is still what it was when Occupy began.  The 1% are in control of our nation and we, the 99%, need to change this awful situation.  It is important that we connect with each other and keep up our efforts to make real change.

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Wednesday, November 9
1:00 pm                                     Bank of America 
                                                1500 Park St. Alemeda
.                                                Bank of America, Citibank and US
                                                 Bank are major funders of the
                                                 Dakota Access Pipe line.  They are
                                                 all located with in one city block
                                                 by Santa Clara Ave and Park St.
                                                 This is part of a national action.
                    STAND WITH STRONG HEARTS 
                    SMUDGE DOWN THE BANKS!
                    We will smudge them down to clean up their dirty
                    money going to the pipeline.  We peacefully and
                    prayerfully demand the financial industry to divest
                    in the DAPL.  We will be led by indigenous people
                    from one bank to the next with smoking smudge pots.
                    This is a national action and will continue through till
                    Friday at 4:00 pm.
6:00 – 8:00 pm       Redstone Building
                            2940 16th St. (near 16th St. Bart)
                            panel discussion
                            BORDER CONVERGENCE REPORT BACK:
                            TPP REPORT
                            Hear from a delegation that traveled from the Bay
                            Area to participate in a national convergence at
                            the border to highlight the militarization of the
                            southern border  and the unjust immigration
                            system.
                            sponsors”  Alliance for Social and Economic
                            Justice, Bay Area Committee in solidarity with the
                            people of El Salvador, Global Exchange, S.F.
                            Living Wage Coalition, School of the Americas
                            Watch West
                            info  415-863-1927
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Thursday November 10
9:00 am          Superior Court, Dept. 604 
                      Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont
                      STOP URBAN SHIELD
                      Come and support comrades who were arrested at an
                      Urban Shield Protest.  We don’t want heavily armed
                      military police action in our urban centers.
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Friday November 11
3:00 – 4:00 pm     Japanese Consulate, 275 Battery St. S.F;
                          protest
                          EVACUATE THE FAMILIES OF FUKUSHIMA AND 
                          STOP NUKES
                          The Japanese government says the crisis is over
                          as they cover up the dangers of radiation and plan
                          to open up more nuclear power plants.  The govern-
                          ment has passed a secrecy law that prevents the
                          press from reporting on this issue.
                          sponsor   No Nukes Action Community
6:30 pm        518 Valencia St.  S.F.
                    speaker Bassa, Jaddad from Middle East Studies at
                    George Mason University
                    THE BASICS ARE NOT A PUZZLE: UNDERSTANDING
                    THE ROOTS AND PROSPECTS OF THE SYRIAN
                    REVOLUTION
                    Join us to learn about the Assad regime, is this a
                    revolution or an external conspiracy?  What are the
                    roles of the United States and  Russia?
                    sponsor Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC)
7:00 pm         2969 Mission St. S.F. (near 24th St. Bart)
                     PSL public forum
                     AFTER ELECTION DAY: WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE 
                     PEOPLE’S MOVEMENT?
                     Join us for an analysis and discussion of the election
                     outcome – and – most importantly, what is needed to
                     build a movement for socialism and the struggle for
                     justice?
                     $3.00 – $5.00 donation — no one turned away
                     refreshment served
                     info 415-821-6171
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Saturday November 12
1:00 – 5:00 pm    24-7 Gas and Food
                         8930 Bancroft Ave, Oakland
                         ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF
                         RICHARD PERKINS, JR.
                         Community memorial
                         We will meet at the site of his death to remember him
                         with speakers, performances and more.  Please bring
                         candles and offerings for an altar.  After the memorial
                         we will go to Verdese Carter Park at 98th and
                         Sunnyside for a community barbecue
                         sponsor  Anti Police Terror Project
8:30 – 11:00 pm      ATA GALLERY/ OTHER CINEMA
                            992 Valencia St. S.F.
                            POLL – SCI – CINEMA
                            A series of films on the power relationships
                            between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, a sneak peek
                            at the ENDLESS WAR of our generation, Mark
                            Breeks (in person) Lost leader  and Laura Portras’
                            Death of a Prisoner, on Guantanamo and Dana
                            O’Keefe’s Valadamir Putin in Deep Concentration
                            Tickets $7.00 at 8:00 pm
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Sunday November 13
9:00 am                1187 Franklin St UU Center @ Geary
                                coffee and nominal charge breakfast
9:30  am program   UU SUNDAY FORUM 
                             Speaker Alex Lee
                             topic AIM HIGH FOR HIGH SCHOOL
                             Mr. Lee is founder of a very successful program
                             targeting Middle School students with a program
                             that boosts achievement and lowers the drop out
                             rates.
1:00 pm        UU Center  1187 Franklin St. S.F.
                    Author and activist Medea Benjamin will speak on her
                    new book.
                    KINGDOM OF THE UNJUST ; BEHIND THE U.S. 
                    SAUDI CONNECTION
                    Medea will speak about the origins of the alliance  of
                    our nation and the Saudis.
                    Free Admission
                    books will be available for purchase after the event.
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Monday November 14
6:00 – 9:00 pm      2017 Mission St at 16th
                           Global Exchange
                           OCCUPY FORUM
                           Speaker Deni Leonard
                           AMERICAN INDIAN GENOCIDE AND STANDING
                           ROCK
                           Q and A after the talk
                           donations appreciated.
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Tuesday November 15
2:00 – 3:00 pm     UU Center, 1187  Franklin St. at Geary S.F.
                          Fireside Room
                          speaker  Jackie Cabasso-director of the Western
                                        States Legal Foundation
                          THE IMPERATIVE OF NUCEAR DISARMAMENT 
                          Jackie monitors and analyzes the nuclear weapons
                          programs.
3;00 pm    S.F. City Hall Board of Supervisors room 250
                OUR MISSION NO EVICTIONS
                A hearing of an appeal against Lennar will be heard.  We
                need a lot of people to show because Lennar has organized
                people in favor of the gentrification and displacement.
5:00 pm    S.F. City Hall, Board of Supervisors room 250
                HEARINGS ON SFPD ACCOUNTABILITY 
                The Board of Supervisors has passed a resolution to have
                hearings on this matter on the second meeting of the
                board each month through February.  These hearings will
                update on the Blue Ribbon Panel, The D.O.J. Cops
                initial Assessment Report, Presidential Task Force on 21st
                Century Policing and the Grand Jury on Officers involved
                shootings and the crime lab.
6:30 pm     Civic Center Plaza Polk and Grove San Francisco
                 near civic Center Bart
                 STAND WITH STANDING ROCK
                 We will start with a prayer Ceremony followed by a Mass
                 Non Violent Acton at the Army Corp of Engineers.  This is
                 an indigenous led prayerful action.  Absolutely no drugs
                 or alcohol allowed.
                 sponsored by Diablo Rising , Idle No More
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If you know of any events planned that might be of interest to people on
our Occupy list, please let me know at pat1936@gmail.com.  I will add
the event to our calendar.
The calendar goes out Tuesday afternoon each week and I need the notice by noon of that day to make the next week’s calendar.  I keep a running list of future activities so you can send items weeks in advance.