November – December 2014
With the imminent threat of a sale, First They Came for the Homeless has moved from Staples to the downtown Post Office, with support from Berkeley Post Office Defenders. Come hang out with them and show solidarity as we all take a stand against the privatization of our commons. Music and other activities are in the offing.
UC-Wide Walkout Against the Fee-Hikes and for Accessible Public Education
The general assembly in Wheeler hall has called for a day of action on Monday to continue our struggle for accessible public education.
We will have:
Morning teach-outs ~ come join discussions on a variety of topics
- 11:30: Academic Workers’ Rally for Public Education: https://www.facebook.com/events/501511563323950/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
- 12pm: Rally at Sather Gate in solidarity with statewide movements for public education
March through campus, then to downtown, passing big banks, BCC, and BHS. March returns to campus for a General Assembly to decide on a major action for Tuesday morning.
Throughout the day, there will be Open University teach-outs on issues that cross student, worker, and community issues.
Walmart has a massive ecological footprint. Walmart’s endless rows of plastic products and electronics demand ever intensifying oil and mineral extraction. Their stores are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. And Walmart’s globalized supply chain model makes it the largest importer of containerized ocean cargo in the U.S., one of the leading sources of pollution.
Walmart destroys local, living economies. Walmart actively drives out of business smaller, public transit-friendly, and environmentally-sustainable neighborhood retail districts, public
markets, and “mom and pop” stores to make way for its
highly-polluting, land-intensive, auto-oriented stores. Its
impoverishment of workers and communities then guarantees customers too poor to shop anywhere else.
Walmart undermines our democracy. Walmart’s PAC funnels millions of dollars to climate deniers and other lawmakers on the wrong side of climate policy – backing the Keystone XL pipeline, supporting subsidies for big oil, blocking the EPA’s ability to regulate CO2 emissions, and protecting the fracking industry from regulation.
Bangladesh.Walmart vs. the World: Putting the planet’s largest climate criminal on trial!
Friday, November 28th, 2014 at 9:30AM
Walmart, 1400 Hilltop Mall Rd, Richmond CA
Join us at Fruitvale Bart plaza to bring attention to widespread inequality and our shared struggles for a living wage ($15/hour) and the right to unionize without retaliation.
Nov. 29th marks the 2nd anniversary of when the first 100+ fast food workers, fed up with low wages, poor treatment and disrespect walked off the job in New York.
Let’s make it known that a minimum wage hike isn’t all we’re fighting for in Oakland and beyond!
Hosted by East Bay Fast Food Workers.