~ Action Council ~
Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board:
(Feb. 11 – Feb 18)
Thursday, February 11
F 11, Thursday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Stop The Restarting Of Japanese NUKE Plants – Rally Speak-Out @ Japanese Consulate
275 Battery St.
Stop The Restarting Of Japanese NUKE Plants, Stop Radioactive Water Leaks At Fukushima, Protect The Children and Families of Fukushima !
The Abe Japanese government continues to reopen nuclear plants in Japan despite the great dangers of another Fukushima. At the same time anti-nuclear activists are under attack by the government using the new secrecy law and propaganda to remilitarize Japan. The government continues to tell the people of Japan and the world that the Fukushima disaster has been overcome. This lie was presented by the government to garner the Olympics in Japan. The US government also continues to support the restarting of the plants and for the full militarization of Japan.
Info: http://nonukesaction.wordpress.com/ / https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/02/10/18782804.php
F 11, Thursday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, The Square: film showing and discussion, On the Anniversary of the Uprising in Egypt
2444 Durant Ave.
On the Anniversary of the Uprising in Egypt, Let’s Dig Into the Critical Need for a Core of Communist Leadership.
In the winter of 2011, five years ago, the people of Egypt rose up in rebellion against decades of brutally oppressive rule by the Mubarak regime-a regime backed by and playing a key role in preserving the interests of the U.S. Empire.
Friday, February 12
F 12, Friday, 7:00pm-9:00pm, & F 13, Saturday, 6:00pm-8:00pm How the Other Half Banks – A Discussion about the Unbanked and Postal Banking
Friday, F 12
Green Arcade Bookstore
1680 Market St.
Saturday, F 13
1423 Broadway, (in Oscar Grant Plz.)
Mehrsa Baradaran, is Associate Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law
She’ll talk about her new book How the Other Half Banks: Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy
Host: Green Arcade Bookstore & Strike Debt Bay Area
Saturday, February 13
F 13, Saturday, 10:00am – 12 Noon, Rising in the Face of a Senior Housing Crisis Future 100% Housing @ 1296 Shotwell
St. Anthony’s Church
3215 Cesar Chavez
Community Planning & Information Meeting. Learn about the development team selected by the city. Bring your thoughts.
Spanish and English translation. Light refreshments
Sponsor: Plaza 16 Coalition
F 13, Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, San Quentin Prison Art Show & Redstone Labor Temple Rummage Sale
2490 16th St.
Proceeds benefit the San Quentin Artists and the Redstone Labor Temple Association. Selections from print class at San Quentin, including Ronnie Goodman,teacher Katya McCulloch and guest, Art Hazelwood. Free entry.
Lots of interesting objects/furniture in the rummage sale
Host: Save the North Mission
F 13, Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Abolitionist Politics in the Fight to End Slavery
Berkeley Korean United Methodist Church
303 Hudson St. (lower level)
Don Cane, Spartacist League Central Committee, will speak on Black History and the Class Struggle.
F 13, Saturday, 4:00pm – 11:00pm, Benefit For Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.
$15.00 Suggested donation
Featuring: Black Dog, V.E.X. Las Sucias, Bigicletas por la Pax, The Bogues, The Beet System, Ayr.
Comedy by George Chen.
Open Mic 4-5pm
F 13, Saturday, 5:00pm, Black History Month Forum: The Mario Woods Case & the Struggle Against Police Terror
2969 Mission St.
On Dec. 2, 2015, the life of 26-year-old Bayview resident Mario Woods tragically ended by police firing squad.
• Phelicia Jones, union organizer & coordinator of J4MWC
• Eugene Puryear, Stop Police Terror Project—DC and Justice First
• Frank Lara, ANSWER Coalition
$5-10 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
info: 415-821-6545 / https://www.facebook.com/events/188288741527408/ /https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/02/05/18782645.php
F 13, Saturday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, The Long Tough Struggle For Latino Farmworker’s Rights
The Green Arcade
1680 Market St.
Lori Flores, author of “Grounds for Dreaming” will be in conversation with David Bacon, author of “The Right to Stay Home”
Sunday, February 14
F 14, Sunday, 9:00am, UU Breakfast Forum: Speaker Ranger Mecler of the Port Chicago Naval Magazine Memorial
1187 Franklin St.
9:00: Coffee/socializing. Breakfast is available for nominal fee.
9:30: Program (see below)
10:30: Questions, Comments, Discussion
“Remembering the Port Chicago Disaster” with Stephanie Meckler, Park Ranger, National Park Service, U.S. Dept of the Interior
Ranger Meckler of the Port Chicago Naval Magazine Memorial will describe the disaster of July 17, 1944 which claimed the lives of mainly African American sailors, and exposed the ugly truth about racism in the U.S. military during World War I
F 14, Sunday, 12Noon, One Billion Rising: Dance Across the Golden Gate Bridge
Southeast end of eastern walkway (SF side)
calling on women and men everywhere to LISTEN! ACT! RISE!! Join us for an afternoon dance across the Golden Gate Bridge Dance to the center of the bridge and return.
F 14, Sunday, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Stop The Eviction! Valentines Day Exhibition!
53 Waller St.
Artist David Brenkus is being evicted from his home and gallery by the DeYoung museum’s assistant curator of American Art, Emma Acker. Come see his beautiful experimental photography and meet neighbors and friends.
F 14, Sunday, 4:30pm (PST) Webinar: Take Action vs. TPP During the Congressional Recess!
Your phone and computer – register at http://tradejustice.net/callreg
Created: Global TPP Team
Monday, February 15
F 15, Monday, 6:00pm, Drug War, Forced Migration, & Refugee Raids
2940 – 16th St., Room 301
Join Nansi Cisneros of Voces Contra el Olvido (an organization of family members of those disappeared in Mexico), and others to discuss the 2016 Border Vigil in Nogales, AZ, upcoming legislative campaigns (including California specific campaigns), and other ways to plug into the work of SOA Watch and the greater solidarity movement.
Given the stepped up U.S.-led militarization of not only U.S. borders but also of Mesoamerican borders, most notably Plan Frontera Sur in Mexico, and the recent raids on refugee families inside the U.S., it is an important time to plan what our collective response to these injustices will be.
Sponsor: SOA Watch
Info – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, February 16
F 16, Tuesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Liberated Lens film night: Black Power Mixtape
Oakland Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.
$5.00 donation – no one turned away
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 is a 2011 documentary film, directed by Göran Olsson, that examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in American society from 1967 to 1975. It features the found footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists (discovered some 30 years later in the cellar of Swedish Television) overlaid with commentaries and interviews from leading contemporary African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars.
Wednesday, February 17
F 17, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Weekly PEACE VIGIL
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.
F 17, Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, We Need to Talk about Sandy Hook (Part 1 – film)
390 27th Street
uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
7:00pm Potluck / snacks optional
By: Independent Media Solidarity
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
6:00pm Potluck (optional)
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)
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/justice4mariowoodscoalition/
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.org/events