See Indybay for additional events: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12
Will be sending info out on two upcoming “community meetings” on TASERS shortly.
A. Check out this powerful video, made by the young folks at 67 Sueños!
It includes testimony from people who have witnessed and experienced SWAT raids, as well as information on what Urban Shield is and why we all must come out today to STOP URBAN SHIELD. (See item #2)
C. CPMC CEO Bows to Grassroots Pressure, Announces Two Month Delay in St. Luke’s Patient Eviction(September 6)
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Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board
Friday, September 8 – Tuesday, September 12
Friday, September 8
1. Friday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, West Berkeley Shellmound Press Conference and Prayer Ceremony
1900 4th Street
2-3pm – Press Conference with Chochenyo Ohlone leader Corrina Gould and Winnemem Wintu Chief Caleen Sisk to protect California sacred sites and endangered salmon runs from development.
3-4pm – Prayer Ceremony·
Join us in protecting over 5000 years of history and culture in the Bay Area. The West Berkeley Shellmound is over 5000 years old. It is a village site, cemetery and sacred site to the Ohlone people. It is currently under threat of being developed into 5 stories of condos and retail!
2. Friday, 4:00pm – 7:00pm All Out to Stop Urban Shield!
Alameda County Offices Board of Supervisors
1221 Oak St.
The weekend of September 8th, Alameda County will host the controversial SWAT training, war games and weapons expo, Urban Shield. We will gather on September 8th, across communities, to end it & resist police militarization around the world!”
With the current manifestations of violence under the Trump administration, it is more important than ever to urge the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to end this racist, ableist, and Islamaphobic event and invest in emergency preparedness that benefits the health and wellbeing of our communities.
4PM // Rally at Alameda County Board of Supervisor’s Office, 1221 Oak St., Oakland CA
5PM // Community Fair at South Amphitheater Lake Merritt
Accessibility information: Space is wheelchair accessible and we will provide ASL translation.
Host: Stop Urban Shield
3. Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Jeremy Schaill’s “Dirty Wars”
6501 Telegraph (@ 65th St.)
“Dirty Wars” (2013) Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill travels to Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and other countries where the United States has conducted military action. It’s the dirty secret of the War on Terror: the rules of engagement have fundamentally changed. Today drone strikes, night raids and U.S. government targeted killings occur in corners across the globe, killing untold numbers of civilians. Film followed by discussion.
Saturday, September 9
4. Saturday, 2:00pm, DEFEND DACA! (there will be a march)
Oscar Grant Plaza
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plz. (nr. 12th Street BART)
March will begin and End at Oscar Grant Plz.(approximately 30min to 1 hour long)
*** NOTE: This will be a RADICAL space. ICE officers, police, deportation service members, etc. ARE NOT WELCOME. And folks who support them are not welcome either. We are planning on creating a safe and inclusive environment–anyone who supports or is apart of law enforcement or other deportation services will disrupt the space that we are aiming to create. Be cautious and defend those under attack at whatever means necessary. ***
Immigrants have been under attack within Amerikkka for decades, now–it’s nothing new. However, the Trump Administration has recently sent out and initiated threats on our undocumented siblings, and it’s time that we show them solidarity and fight back against the normalization of Trump’s cruelty and bigotry.
We invite all undocamented folks, families and allies to join us in a rally and march to show love and support for #DACA. We must show those affected that we stand with them, and those making the decision that we’ve already made it for them. We are here to stay!
Please join us, this will be a peaceful demonstration centered around showing endless support and love for our community members who are under attack by this administration and ICE.
Let’s show our material support by feeding the people. We will have Medics out there we will have legal support out there but let’s also show that we can feed the people when we provide food its not just feeding our stomach by breaking bread with people it also feeds the mind and heart an opens a form of communication that has a ripple effect that is often unseen and unspoken so bring a dish I and many others will organically be bringing food
If you are able to help provide bottled water/granola bars, OR if you or someone you know would be fit to speak at the rally, please contact
Sunday, September 10
5. Sunday, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, “The Plot to Scapegoat Russia” How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Russia
Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics
518 Valencia St. (nr. 16th Street BART)
Daniel Kovalik has been a labor and human rights lawyer since graduating from Columbia Law School in 1993. He received the David W. Mills Mentoring Fellowship from Stanford Law School, has written extensively for the Huf ngton Post and Counterpunch, and has lectured throughout the world.
His book, “The Plot to Scapegoat Russia” is about the escalating “New Cold War” that could easily turn hot, whether by intention, misunderstanding or accident.
Free and open to the public, but donations to defray expenses are always welcome! For more information: email@example.com; (415) 863-6637
Monday, September 11
16th Anniversary of 9-11, September 11, 2001
6. Monday, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Speak-out-Defend Families / Children of Fukushima & Stop Restarting NUKE Plants!
San Francisco Japanese Consulate
275 Battery St. (@ California)
Defenders of the survivors of the Fukushima meltdown and contamination will be rallying and speaking out against the effort by the Abe government to reopen other nuclear plants from throughout Japan and also stop compensation for families living outside the area. The Abe government has also made a large number of people who voluntarily fled the Fukushima area after the 2011 nuclear disaster disappear by cutting them from official lists of evacuees.
The government has said that Fukushima has been “decontaminated” and also that the people can “overcome” radiation.They have raised the limits of radioactive contamination for the people of Fukushima and are seeking to repress anti-nuclear activists and journalists who are exposing the truth about this ongoing disaster.
They have raised the limits of radioactive contamination for the people of Fukushima and are seeking to repress anti-nuclear activists and journalists who are exposing the truth about this ongoing disaster.
The government is also seeking to dump 770,000 of tons of contaminated radioactive water into the Pacific ocean despite opposition of Japanese fishermen and the local communities.
Sponsor: No Nukes Action Committee
7. Monday, 3:00pm – 10:00pm, 9/11 Truth Film Festival – Why 9/11 Truth Still Matters
Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Ave.
Suggested donation: $15.00
Doors open at 2 pm, Films, Speakers, and Informational Tabling in the Lobby
Keynote speaker Dr. William F. Pepper is a human rights lawyer most known for his defense of James Earl Ray in the trial for the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. Pepper is also the chief attorney for Sirhan Sirhan and has worked for over a decade to get a ruling for a retrial for the murder of Senator Robert Kennedy. Pepper has represented governments and heads of state, and has appeared as an expert witness on international law issues. In his 2016 book “The Plot to Kill King: The Truth Behind the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.”, Pepper reveals dramatic new details of the night of the murder of Martin King, the trial, and why Ray was chosen to take the fall for a government-sanctioned assassination. His findings make the book one of the most important of our time—the uncensored story of the murder of an American hero that contains disturbing revelations about the obscure inner workings of our government and how it continues, even today, to conceal the truth.
Additional speakers include authors Dr. Anthony Hall, Dr. Kevin Barrett, Dr. Peter Phillips, Mickey Huff, Director of Project Censored.
“9/11 Inside Out: An Expert’s Guide to the 9/11 Conspiracy”
· “Stand for the Truth: A Government Researcher Speaks Out”
· “Calling OUT Bravo-7: Firefighters’ Perspectives of High-Rise Fires and 9/11”
· Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth answer the question: “Why Revisit 9/11?”
· General Wesley Clark reveals U.S. plans to invade “Seven Countries in Five Years”
· James Corbett’s “9/11 Suspects”
· “The ‘Conspiracy Theory’ Conspiracy”
8. Monday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Meeting & Potluck: Gear up to show up for Kayla Moore’s family!
2022 Blake St.
Want to help gear up for the Moore family’s October court dates?
The J4KM Coalition invites you to come gather with us to get organized for the trial. We’ll be planning an action to rally community support for the family and to amplify our demands: It’s time to get the racist, transphobic and ableist Berkeley Police Department out of crisis response and to invest in community alternatives!
Tuesday, September 12
9. Tuesday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Save City College General Assembly
CCSF Ocean Campus
MUB, Room 370
Phelan Ave. nr. Ocean Ave.
Discussion and strategy planning to oppose building 1100 units of predominantly luxury condos on the Balboa Reservoir, currently used for parking at Ocean Campus and to support the prompt construction of the long planned Performing Arts Education Center.
Many faculty, students and community members are concerned that this mostly luxury housing development would privatize a large parcel of irreplaceable public land, deepening the gentrification of San Francisco. It would also compromise transportation options for students, creating a new barrier to rebuilding enrollment; make the lives of part-time faculty even more difficult; and aggravate traffic congestion.
10. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Hey, FCC: The Bay Area Demands an Open and Affordable Internet
543 Howard St.
Ajit Pai, the Trump-appointed Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), wants to kill net neutrality and give control of the internet to companies like Comcast and AT&T. This move would threaten economic opportunity, free speech and online dissent for communities of color.
Now he’s coming to San Francisco for a “fireside chat” with tech executives about expanding access and bridging the digital divide for underserved communities.
Join us in telling Chairman Pai: There can be no conversation about opportunity online without real net neutrality. Our communities depend on a free and open internet to innovate, organize and communicate. Now more than ever, our democracy depends on our ability to connect with one another without censorship or interference.
We will gather outside Galvanize, the venue where Pai will be speaking
Host: Tech Workers Coalition + 13 more groups
11. Tuesday, 6:45pm – 9:00pm, Refuse Fascism Bay Area Organizing Meeting for NOV. 4
290 Dolores St.
Come to the organizing and help build for November 4th (and beyond)!
ON NOVEMBER 4, 2017
Take To The Streets And Public Squares in cities and towns across the country continuing day after day and night after night—not stopping—until our DEMAND is met:
This Nightmare Must End:
The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
In the Name of Humanity,
We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!
Read the full Call to Action for November 4 https://refusefascism.org/
12. Tuesday, 6:45pm – 9:00pm, Displacement & Gentrification: How did we get here and how do we stop it?
2101 Webster St, Suite 1300
Ticket info: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3074762 $5-$10
Space limited to 66 people
Gentrification comes up constantly in the Bay Area, but few of us feel equipped to take action against it. Is it inevitable? What can we do now to prevent displacement?
This SURJ workshop will put gentrification and displacement in a historical context so we understand the racialized political and economic drivers. You’ll hear about past and current struggles led by communities of color to preserve their homes and communities.
Facilitators from SURJ – Oakland/Bay Area will present analysis based on the work of Causa Justa :: Just Cause
Host: SURJ – Bay Area
13. Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, A Healthy Dose of Struggle
First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison (enter on Harrison St.)
A Healthy Dose of Struggle: Women and trans people on the front lines of the fight for healthcare.
While the recent congressional debates over healthcare have been dominated by white men with state-sponsored health coverage, the impacts of spikes in insurance rates, the erosion of Medicaid, and restrictions on reproductive health access will overwhelmingly be felt by women and transgender people. Join CPE for a discussion about those impacts and to learn about the front lines of the fight for healthcare.
Our conversation will be led by:
Sari Bilick, Public Health Organizer, Human Impact Partners
Liz Derias-Tyehimba, Bridges to Health Manager, The Greenlining Institute
Layidua Salazar, Board Member, ACCESS Women’s Health Justice
Host: The Center for Political Education