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Oct
19
Thu
Decriminalization of Sex Work – 9th Circuit Appeal of Erotic Svc Provider Legal Edu. v. George Gascon @ Courtroom 3, 3rd Floor Rm 307, James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Erotic Service Provider Legal Education and Research Project appeals from the district court’s dismissal of its action challenging the constitutionality of Cal. Penal Code § 647(b), which criminalizes the commercial exchange of sexual activity.


Background:

OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9.30.2016
Contact: Maxine Doogan
415-265-3302, info@espu-usa.com

Sex Workers File Appeal For Decriminalization Of Sex Work
ESPLERP Files Brief With Ninth Circuit Appealing District Court’s Dismissal Of Challenge To California’s Anti-Prostitution Statute; Seeking Decriminalization Of Sex Work.

San Francisco, CA – The Erotic Service Providers Legal Education Research Project (ESPLERP) today filed a brief in the United States Federal Ninth Circuit appealing against the Northern California District Court’s judgement dismissing ESPLERP v Gascon, which challenged California’s anti-prostitution law Penal Code 647(b) on the grounds that it is unconstitutional.

“The District Court Judge’s decision was deeply flawed,” said Maxine Doogan, President of ESPLERP. “He acknowledged that Lawrence v Texas defined a constitutional right to privacy in individuals’ sexual conduct, and also acknowledged that morality was not a basis to deny that right, but then found flimsy legal arguments to deny that right. He also ignored the recommendations of international organizations like Amnesty International, the World Health Organization, the Lancet, Human Rights Watch, and the UN Global Commission on HIV and the Law, all of which call for the decriminalization of sex work.”

“Lawrence v Texas made it clear that governments may not intrude into the private lives of consenting adults by criminalizing their sexual behavior” said Mike Chase, longtime human rights activist. “It is time that the courts fully recognized those rights.”

ESPLERP’s court case is mostly funded by individuals making small contributions, but our opponents (the State of California and various District Attorneys) have very deep pockets – essentially using our taxpayer dollars to deny us our rights. Contributions to support the court case can be submitted through our crowd fundraiser – www.litigatetoemancipate.com.

The Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project (ESPLERP) is a diverse community-based coalition advancing sexual privacy rights through litigation, education, and research.

 

Most Recent:

UPDATED PRESS ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2017
Contact: Maxine Doogan
415-265-3302, info(AT)esplerp.org

Date for Oral Arguments Set Before the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Constitutional Challenge to California’s Prostitution Law

Sex worker group argue prostitution laws infringe on adults’ constitutional right to private consensual activity

Over two years ago, in March 2015, the Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project (ESPLERP) filed a complaint in US District Court claiming that California’s outdated anti-prostitution statute known as California Penal Code 647(b), unfairly deprives adults of the right to private consensual activity, criminalizes the discussion of such activity, and unconstitutionally places prohibitions on individuals’ right to freely associate.

The court case known as ESPLERP v Gascon case number 16-15927 is now before the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Oral Arguments have been set for Thursday October 19th at 9am. The case is supported by amicus briefs from over thirty civil rights and LGBTQ organizations, including the ACLU, the First Amendment Lawyers Association, the Free Speech Coalition, Transgender Law Center, and the Woodhull Freedom Foundation. Each side will be allotted 20 minutes to make its case.

The named defendants are San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, Marin County District Attorney Edward S. Berberian, Jr. and Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch, together with Kamala Harris, then Attorney General of the State of California, all in their official capacities. Kamala Harris is now a US Senator, and it is assumed the new Attorney General, Xavier Becerra, will continue to act in the same official capacity.
The court case has been primarily funded by small individual donations from supporters and allies through crowdfunding sites such as Crowdrise – for example litigate-to-Emancipate

WHAT: Oral Arguments before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals challenge to California prostitution laws.

WHO: Sex workers, allies and supporters – including the Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project (ESPLERP).

WHEN Thursday, October 19th, 2017. Press conference to follow immediately after conclusion of Oral Arguments – which start at 9 AM.

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Rally for Justice – Sacramento. #BlackLivesMatter #BrownLivesMatter #MarchForJustice
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Decarcerate Alameda County @ Ella Baker Center office
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

If you are coming after 6pm, please call 408-499-7912 to be let upstairs.
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As many of you may have already heard, people locked up in our county jail in downtown Oakland (Glenn Dyer) are on their 4th day of Hunger Strike. This Hunger strike will span across 2 counties and 4 jails. Santa Rita Jail, Santa Clara County Main Jail and Elmwood D.O.C. will continue the strike in solidarity on October 22.


Tentative Agenda:

  • Updates
  • Hunger Strike at Glenn Dyer
  • Follow up on Zine/Video Project
  • Akonadi Grant
  • State of the Jails Hearing on 11/9
  • Outreach

p.s. we are now meeting every other week so our next meeting will be on Thursday November 2nd

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Single-Payer Social – DSA @ Moxy
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Canvassing door to door isn’t the only way to meet people interested in joining the fight for a healthcare system free from capitalism. Each district canvassing group also organizes a monthly happy hour.

Come out to Moxy in South Berkeley to meet with people in these districts and talk about single-payer over a beer or some food.

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Beyond #Resistance: Building Towards Socialism in the Trump Era @ Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

As the Trump years begin, socialists are coming to the realization that #Resistance is not enough.

Join the Cal Working Group of the East Bay DSA for a panel discussion on how socialists can organize for transformative demands that raise the expectations of working-class people.

Resisting budget cuts and militarization is crucial, but playing defense won’t work unless it’s linked to a forward-looking agenda for social transformation. Socialists have the opportunity to lead the charge for demands like Medicare for All, free college, universal childcare, higher minimum wages, and increased investment in social housing.

We are living in a unique and challenging political context, and socialists must be proactive in demanding a livable and equitable world!

Speakers from East Bay DSA include

  • Ahmed Kanna
  • Mary Virginia Watson
  • Liz Fox
  • Megan Svoboda
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Omni Commons General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come by our open Delegates Meetings every First and Third Thursday of the month at 7pm! We’ll give space to brief announcements, updates from working groups, proposals up for consensus, and discussion around important issues. The schedule is created weekly at the following url: https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom

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“What Donald Trump is Doing To You!” @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents:

Advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006
or Books Inc/Berkeley,  Pegasus (3 stores), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s

The culmination of 30 years of reporting on Donald Trump, The Making of Donald Trump is the recent New York Times’ bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston.

Now, in “What Donald Trump Is Doing to You,” the author takes a uniquely close look at the mogul’s rise to the presidency. He reveals the stunning facts and  disclosures of what Trump has actually done with all of the ultimate power conferred upon him. We’re shown an entirely new and complex breed of public figure— a man of astonishing media savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, sheer clout, and profoundly disturbing responses.  His career has been persistently plagued by legal troubles and mounting controversies, from the origins of his family’s fortune to his own too-big-to-fail business empire; from his education and early career through that whirlwind presidential bid.  Love him or hate him, Trump’s massive influence is undeniable.

Drawing on decades of interviews, financial records, court documents, and public statements, David Cay Johnston, who has covered Trump longer and more closely than any other journalist working today, gives us the most in-depth look yet at the man who has shocked the world over and over again with disquieting acts and impulsive tweets.

Brian Edwards-Tiekert is the founder and co-host of UpFront, the morning drive-time public affairs program on KPFA Radio, airing through northern and central California. He started his work in media helping to set up the Independent Media Center in Chiapas, Mexico, where he also did human rights work. For two years, he ran a nationwide support program for progressive publications at colleges and universities. He started at KPFA as a beat reporter covering environmental justice issues, during which time he served as a network correspondent during international climate negotiations, produced live national broadcasts covering elections and political conventions, and established a long-form journalism training program inside KPFA. In 2016, he was awarded a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University, where he explored the future of audio journalism that serves local communities.

KPFA benefit

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Oct
20
Fri
Rally to Save Temporary Protected Status for Immigrants – SF @ SF City Hall steps (Civic Center side)
Oct 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Rally to Save Temporary Protected Status for  Immigrants

The Trump administration is threatening to remove Temporary Protected Status from hundreds of thousands of Salvadorans, Hondurans,Nicaraguans and Haitians and deport them. Many of these people have been here for years, even decades, coming to the United States during wars or natural disasters. This will tear families apart. It will be a major human rights disaster sending people back to situations of life-threatening violence where there are continuing conflicts or economic instability.

Bay Area Coalition to Save TPSRENASE- Red National Salvadoreña en el Exterior;

AHNCA- Asociaciòn de Hondureños  de Norte California;

Bay Area Chapter of Committee in Solidarity of People of El  Salvador (CISPES);

SF Living Wage Coalition;
African Advocacy Network;

CARECEN- Central American Refugee Center;

Immigrant  Legal Resource Center;

SEIU United Service Workers West.

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Oct
21
Sat
Waffles & Zapatistas @ Omni Commons
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Waffles & Zapatismo Classes – The next 2 classes on Zapatismo are scheduled for September 23 and October 21, 2017.

Sept 23rd is the fifth in a series of classes and discussions that include Zapatista history, projects and thinking. This fifth class will focus on the EZLN’s re-emergence on December 21, 2012  and its subsequent re-statement of the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle, the EZLN’s current political analysis.

We’ll also discuss the Escuelitas zapatistas (Little Zapatista Schools), the murder of Compañero Galeano, the “death” of SCI Marcos and his rebirth as SCI Galeano. Classes are free and open to all those interested in learning about the Zapatista movement, which governs its own territory through an anti-capitalist government parallel to that of the Mexican State.

We’ll be serving waffles and Zapatista coffee. Classes are held downstairs

Chiapas Support Committee/Comité de Apoyo a Chiapas
P.O. Box 3421, Oakland, CA  94609

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Single-Payer Canvass, South Berkeley – DSA @ RSVP for address
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

RSVP for address

The campaign for single-payer healthcare is gaining momentum, but we still have a lot of work to do. Only by going door-to-door in every neighborhood in every district can we build a movement large enough to overwhelm the money that the private insurance companies will throw against it.

By talking to our neighbors about how joining the campaign for single-payer healthcare can benefit them and the people they know, we also strengthen our capacity to articulate the daily anxieties and traumas inflicted on all of us by capitalism into a socialist agenda to dismantle the perverse system of capitalism.

If you that sounds like the kind of structure you want to help build, come out to one of our district canvassing events. You can be an experienced canvasser or totally new to canvassing. Training, lunch, and materials will be provided.

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Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Paris Baguette
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it.

Come get connected with SDBA’s projects!
  • Presenting debt and inequality related topics at forums, workshops and in radio productions
  • Promoting single-payer / Medicare for All to end the plague of medical debt
  • money bail reform and fighting modern day debtors’ prisons and exploitative ticketing and fining schemes
  • Working on debarring US Banks that have been convicted of felonies from municipal contracts, and divesting from the Wall St. banks
  • Tiny Homes and other solutions for the homeless.
  • Student debt resistance. Check out the Debt Collective, our sister organization
  • helping out America’s only non-profit check-cashing organization and fighting against usurious for-profit pay-day lenders and their ilk
  • Promoting the concept of Basic Income
  • Advocating for Postal banking
  • Organizing for public banking in Oakland! We made the first steps happen… now there’s a spinoff group
  • Bring your own debt-related project!

If you are new to Strike Debt and want to come early, meet one or two of us and get a briefing on our projects before we dive into our agenda, email us at strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com .

 Also check out our website, our twitter feed, our radio segments and our Facebook page. Take a look at our Public Banking website, Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland.
Strike Debt Bay Area is an offshoot of Occupy Oakland and Strike Debt, itself an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street.

Strike Debt – Principles of Solidarity

Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it.

We also oppose debt because it is an instrument of exploitation and political domination. Debt is used to discipline us, deepen existing inequalities, and reinforce racial, gendered, and other social hierarchies. Every Strike Debt action is designed to weaken the institutions that seek to divide us and benefit from our division. As an alternative to this predatory system, Strike Debt advocates a just and sustainable economy, based on mutual aid, common goods, and public affluence.

Strike Debt is committed to the principles and tactics of political autonomy, direct democracy, direct action, creative openness, a culture of solidarity, and commitment to anti-oppressive language and conduct. We struggle for a world without racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and all forms of oppression.

Strike Debt holds that we are all debtors, whether or not we have personal loan agreements. Through the manipulation of sovereign and municipal debt, the costs of speculator-driven crises are passed on to all of us. Though different kinds of debt can affect the same household, they are all interconnected, and so all household debtors have a common interest in resisting.

Strike Debt engages in public education about the debt-system to counteract the self-serving myth that finance is too complicated for laypersons to understand. In particular, it urges direct action as a way of stopping the damage caused by the creditor class and their enablers among elected government officials. Direct action empowers those who participate in challenging the debt-system.

Strike Debt holds that we owe the financial institutions nothing, whereas, to our friends, families and communities, we owe everything. In pursuing a long-term strategy for national organizing around this principle, we pledge international solidarity with the growing global movement against debt and austerity.

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Support Black Trans Liberation! – House Party!
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Support Black Trans Liberation! SURJ Queer and Trans Committee House Party to Benefit TGIJP

Save the Date! The Queer and Trans Committee of SURJ Bay Area is throwing a party, and you’re invited!

Please join us in eating, drinking, and dancing to support TGI Justice Project. We’ll be celebrating and fundraising to support the critical work TGI Justice Project does to make our communities safer for transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex folks of color. We’ll also be discussing what white folks can do to be in solidarity with Black Trans Liberation — and how important it is for us as white people to move our resources and make reparations to support this work — so invite your friends!

Please RSVP here: http://www.surjbayarea.org/qt_houseparty

Can’t make it? Please donate here: http://www.tgijp.org/donate.html

More details to come! Please email queertrans@surjbayarea.org with accessibility questions.

Read more about TGI Justice Project’s work here: http://www.tgijp.org/

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Oct
22
Sun
The Ecology Center Fall Film Series: Princess Mononoke @ Ecology Center
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

We are excited to announce our Fall Film Series at the Ecology Center! In an effort to open up our space to the community, while providing an accessible format for fostering discussions around the various climate issues we cover, we will be hosting free monthly screenings of select films at our Ecology Center store.

Check out a new film, or one of your favorites, with other members of the community for a fun-filled and family-friendly evening. All screenings are free and open to the public (and include free popcorn!).


Princess Mononoke (1997)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Rated PG-13
Runtime: 2:13

Kicking off the Ecology Center film series is Princess Mononoke, from legendary Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli team. This A classic animated film that explores the relationship between human activity and the environment through heavy symbolism to highlight the need for sustainable practices and greater consideration of the environment in day-to-day life. Miyazaki crafts a captivating tale of man vs. nature, where the exploitation of natural resources leads to the manifestation of deadly beasts that threaten an all out war between a mining village and the creatures of the forest.

Themes: Sustainability

Preview Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OiMOHRDs14

Future Showings and Event Links:

October 22nd: Chasing Ice

November 19th: King Corn

December 17th: Wall-E

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (In prior years we have agreed to meet at 3:00 PM during winter hours, that is, once Daylight Savings Time ends).

On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome.

ooGAOO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over five years! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally. Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.

At the GA committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives come voluntarily report on past and future actions, with discussion. We encourage everyone participating in the Occupy Oakland GA to be part of at least one associated group, but it is by no means a requirement. If you like, just come and hear all the organizing being done! Occupy Oakland encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.

General Assembly Standard Agenda

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
  3. Announcements
  4. (Optional) Discussion Topic

Occupy Oakland activities and contact info for some Bay Area Groups with past or present Occupy Oakland members.

Occupy Oakland Web Committee: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

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Liberated Lens film night and fundraiser: “October” by Sergei Eisenstein @ Omni Commons ballroom
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

 

In commemoration of the centennial of the Russian Revolution, Liberated Lens is hosting a viewing of the classic feature film October by Sergei Eisenstein.  October was commissioned in 1927 for the tenth anniversary of the world-historic 1917 workers’ revolution and is based on the first-hand account of American journalist John Reed’s book, Ten Days That Shook the World.

Liberated Lens is committed to bringing to the conscious public the very best films available to stimulate your intellect, lift your spirits, and stiffen your backbone. As usual, there will be a discussion following the film.

$5 notaflof, but this event will also be a fundraiser for our collective.  Dinner and drinks will be sold starting at 6:30pm, film starts at 7:30pm. Please buy dinner in advance if you can, so we can prepare: visit our Eventbrite page. If you can’t attend in person but would like to help with our fundraising effort, we also have a “donation” ticketing option. Thank you!

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Oct
23
Mon
Medicare for All in California – Rally in Sacramento @ State Capitol
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The movement for Medicare for All in California continues! Join us in Sacramento on October 23rd and 24th to rally in support for SB 562 at the State Capitol during the Select Committee Hearing on Healthcare.

Instead of moving SB 562 forward,  Speaker Rendon has blocked the democratic process by stalling the bill, and created a “Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage,” with absolutely no legislative authority. The first select committee hearings will be held on these 2 days in Sacramento with apparently little time scheduled for public comment.

We will hold rallies on the North Steps of the State Capitol building from 11am  12pm to urge legislators move SB 562 forward without delay. Join us and bring a friend or two!

 

Medicare for All activists made history last weekend in California!  We organized over 100 grassroots actions in ALL 80 Assembly Districts statewide and hundreds of volunteers spent the entire weekend knocking on doors, collecting petition signatures and making phone calls to their local Assemblymembers and CA Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.  We spoke with over ten thousand of our neighbors to build support for guaranteed healthcare for all Californians and to urge our elected officials to move SB 562, the Healthy California Act, forward in the legislature.

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Divest the Globe @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Oct 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

On October 23rd, ninety-two of the world’s largest banks will meet in São Paolo, Brazil to discuss policies on the climate and Indigenous People’s rights to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC). These banks include Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) financiers such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, and many more. Mazaska Talks is calling on indigenous people and allies everywhere to join us for 3 days of mass global action that make it clear to the banks: Financing climate disaster and the abuse of Indigenous Peoples will result in a massive global divestment movement.

Join us in a prayer circle in front of Oakland city hall at 11:30 a.m. where we will gather together for a teach in, round dance, and a prayerful walk with opportunities for people to divest from banks. Please come with positive intentions and willingness to learn about the importance of divestment and a refresh about the Standing Rock movement.

Idle No More SF Bay, DOME (defenders of mother earth) Huichin, SF Defund DAPL and others including around the globe invites you to join us October 23rd for an afternoon teach in and prayer walk to #DivesttheGlobe

Are you still waiting on the right moment to divest yourself from these banks? This action will give you that opportunity to divest yourself as we will be having a “bank of shame” walk to Citibank, Wells Fargo, and JP Morgan Chase banks to do so. We are here to support you during this transition and will have members from credit unions and benifical banks from Oakland to teach us more about these community based banks.

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Divest the Globe Huichin @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre
Oct 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

On October 23rd, ninety-two of the world’s largest banks will meet in São Paolo, Brazil to vote on a policy that upholds indigenous people’s right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent  (FPIC) to allow or disallow projects on their lands. These banks include Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) financiers such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, and more. As Energy Transfer (the company behind DAPL) made clear in their lawsuit against Greenpeace and others,

DIVESTMENT WORKS.

There is a coalition working on divestment in Huichin (East Bay of San Francisco). Join us in a prayer circle outside of the plaza in front of Oakland city hall. Many active environmental/social justice members and organizations will gather together for a teach in, round dance, and a prayerful walk with opportunities for people to divest from banks listed above that day.

For more information please contact inmsfbay@gmail.com

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Tax the Rich rally @ In front of old Oaks Theater
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sing songs with Ocupella and hold signs, use a sign created by Tax the Rich or create your own on the GOP-Trump tax plan.

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Oct
24
Tue
Medicare for All in California – Rally in Sacramento @ State Capitol
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The movement for Medicare for All in California continues! Join us in Sacramento on October 23rd and 24th to rally in support for SB 562 at the State Capitol during the Select Committee Hearing on Healthcare.

Instead of moving SB 562 forward,  Speaker Rendon has blocked the democratic process by stalling the bill, and created a “Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage,” with absolutely no legislative authority. The first select committee hearings will be held on these 2 days in Sacramento with apparently little time scheduled for public comment.

We will hold rallies on the North Steps of the State Capitol building from 11am  12pm to urge legislators move SB 562 forward without delay. Join us and bring a friend or two!

 

Medicare for All activists made history last weekend in California!  We organized over 100 grassroots actions in ALL 80 Assembly Districts statewide and hundreds of volunteers spent the entire weekend knocking on doors, collecting petition signatures and making phone calls to their local Assemblymembers and CA Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.  We spoke with over ten thousand of our neighbors to build support for guaranteed healthcare for all Californians and to urge our elected officials to move SB 562, the Healthy California Act, forward in the legislature.

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