Press conference, Mon, March 2, noon at 16th St BART plaza, SF: Mission tenants to fight mass eviction & offer "win-win" land trust solution
— Cindy Milstein (@CindyMilstein) February 28, 2015
Updated information for Monday:
- We have moved the Rally to start in front of the jail at 850 Bryant on Monday, March 2nd at 5:30pm. Come prepared to dance! We will be joined by the BLO (Brass Liberation Orchestra) and march to the CASC for the Environmental Impact Community Meeting. RSVP here.
- We’ve also learned that the Capitol Planning Committee is voting on the jail plan the same day. We need anyone who can speak out against the jail to join us
- Monday, March 2nd from noon-2pm in City Hall.
Sheriff Mirkarimi and staff from the Department of Public Works will be hosting a public meeting on the environmental impact of the $278 million dollar jail plan.
You are invited to attend a public meeting hosted by San Francisco Public Works and the San Francisco Sheriffs Department regarding the environmental review process for the proposed new jail.
No new jail in SF! Rally and voice your opposition Mar 2 at a meeting about the jail project’s environmental impact https://t.co/1WFb0AtMsL
— Critical Resistance (@C_Resistance) February 24, 2015
The new Rehabilitation Detention Facility (RDF) will replace County Jails #3 and #4, currently located on the 6th and 7th floors of the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant Street.
Plan on joining us at 5:30pm at the CASC for a rally before the 6pm meeting. Bring banners and signs and your best examples of the environmental impacts that jail and incarceration has on your life and your community.
San Francisco needs real solutions to public safety, housing, jobs, education, mental health care, not more of the same failed policies that harm our community. Justice is won when we build a future of opportunity for everyone, not more jails.
We want to pack the house and show how strong San Francisco’s opposition is to this controversial replacement jail proposal. And spread the word, it’s coming up quick!
Discussion and Announcements to follow.
EVERY MONDAY IN MARCH FROM 600-800 PM AT THE QILOMBO.
THIS WILL BE AN ONGOING STUDY SESSION EXAMINING THE HISTORY OF THE ONGOING ZAPATISTA STRUGGLE FOR LIBERATION.
SESSION I: First Declaration from the Lacandon Jungle http://www.struggle.ws/
Future sessions will likely be described at the Facebook event.
ALL OUT FOR JOBS NOT JAILS IN ALAMEDA COUNTY!
For the past six months, we have campaigned for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to set aside 50% for community programs and services.
But on February 9th, the Community Corrections Partnership Executive Committee recommended that the supervisors allocate $18 million—more than half of their public safety funds—to the sheriff.
On March 3rd, the Board of Supervisors will vote on the public safety budget and it’s time to tell them to vote for jobs not jails, books not bars, and healthcare not handcuffs.
We are having an orientation for our hands-on study group. The focus of the project is both analytical and activist. As a group, we will develop an understanding of the relationship between gentrification and police violence thru readings, workshops and discussions. At the same time, we will be developing and implementing strategies in our neighborhoods that seek to discourage other people that are new to Oakland from calling the cops. It will last about 3 months and we would love to host it all at the Omni if that works for y’all!
The first of eight meetings is January 28th.
This seminar will study the corporate structure, its historical development, and its modes of political control.
This conference promotes the development of locally-controlled clean energy economies as a necessary path to a sustainable future. The conference is a diverse gathering of policy makers, entrepreneurs, and community advocates engaged in a thoughtful and inspiring exploration of strategies and programs for advancing a local clean energy transition in the Bay Area.
To learn more about Conference goals and to register, please visit the event website.
On the 2nd Anniversary of Hugo Chávez’s death, we celebrate his legacy, embodied
in the people and their struggle
March 5 is the second anniversary of the tragic passing of President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela. Yet, despite his short life, he transformed Venezuela by his courageous struggle to make the Venezuelan masses the protagonists of their destiny.
Before Chávez, Venezuela’s natural resources enriched only the oil companies and ruling class. Today the country’s wealth has been harnessed for true development — hundreds of thousands of homes, healthcare and schools throughout the country.
The goal of the Bolivarian Revolutionary process is socialism, where every human being can enjoy guaranteed rights of healthcare, education, housing, jobs, equality, culture, social peace, and international solidarity.
But the U.S. government is working to destabilize the Venezuelan revolutionary government, financing right-wing organizations, encouraging coup attempts and terrorist attacks on the population. Now, the U.S. Congress is applying sanctions on Venezuela to punish the government and people for defending their sovereignty.
It is up to us, the people of the United States, to demand that our government stop the attacks and destabilization of Venezuela, respect International Law and Venezuela’s right to live.
Join us on Thursday, March 5, 5 pm, 24th and Mission, S.F., for a rally to celebrate: “Chavez Vive! La Lucha Sigue!”
Sponsored by Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition. Endorsed by ANSWER Coalition, SOA Watch-San Francisco; FMLN-Nor. California; FSLN-Nor. California; Haiti Action Committee; Hondurenos en Resistencia del Norte de California; Task Force on the Americas; Nicaragua Center for Community Action; Party for Socialism and Liberation; Workers World Party
The BAPS General Meeting is where our core group of organizers come together. For those looking to get involved with the school, this is the best place to start. What happens at the General Meeting?
- Anyone can bring a proposal
- for new classes
- organizational procedures
- lectures, talks, speakers
- Organizers vote
- on class proposals
- important financial expenditures
- use of space
- core values
- We meet each other
- make relevant announcements
- collaborate and coalesce new visions of the school
- distribute tasks and plan to take action
- learn how to build collectivity, a commons, a life
- organizing for public banking in Oakland and elsewhere.
- advocating for Postal banking.
- saving the Berkeley Post Office and stopping the Staples non-union takeover of good Post Office jobs
- working with the City of Richmond and other municipalities for eminent domain seizure of underwater mortgages from the banksters
- ongoing study group
- student debt resistance
- helping out America’s only non-profit check-cashing organization and fighting against usurious for-profit pay-day lenders and their ilk
- our famous Strike Debt radio program
- help save Doctors’ Hospital in San Pablo
- and much more!
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to survivors and victims of violence and police terror in Oakland.
We are organizing this gathering for the community to connect, share prayers, writings and poems from all spiritual traditions, reflect and recharge and build coalitions interested in healing.
Please feel free to bring quotes or passages to share
All are welcome
As this meeting is during the Bahá’í fast, we will not serve breakfast. Breakfasts will resume in April.
This International Women’s Day we will be joining in the streets with women all around the world who are marching to demand their rights.
We will be out to stand against violence against women in all forms. Against the growing number of killings of transwomen, against police brutality, against racism, street harassment, domestic violence and more. We will be coming out as we struggle to support ourselves and our families in the face of ever increasing evictions and gentrification.
We march to stand in solidarity with our sisters around the world who are fighting back as well.
We are marching to demand equality and our right to dignified lives.
Join local artists, educators, unions, activists and workers to celebrate the recent excitement and organizing success of Adjuncts at SFAI, CCA, St. Mary’s College, Mills, Dominican University!
Performances! Installations! Speak-outs! Readings! Food! Art! Books! Socializing! Community-building!
ALL in support of low-wage precarious workers including Adjuncts, Students, Food-service Workers, Artists, Temporary Part Time Workers and the Fight for 15 campaign!
No Justice No Service is inspired by the solidarity building event, Art, Education Justice! Held in Los Angeles last Fall.
Help cultivate a cultural front for ongoing activism in arts, education, work and life.
There will be an update about http://debtcollective.org, who just announced TODAY the first ever public strike against student debt generated for a profiteering university, and plans to gather debtors together to perform giant acts of solidarity!