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Jul
9
Wed
Ongoing: Berkeley Staples Table/Occupation and Boycott. @ Staples, Downtown Berkeley
Jul 9 @ 6:00 am – Jul 13 @ 11:45 pm

Peeps are continually staffing a table outside of Staples, 24-7, ongoing for more than a week now. They are protesting the privatization of the Post Office and Staples role in it, outsourcing living wage Postal Service personnel for subsistence wage Staples employees.

Come by and say hello, hang out, bring ‘em a bit to eat and drink, and give them your support!

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Jul
12
Sat
Refinery Corridor Healing Walk (Last of Four) @ Lone Tree Point
Jul 12 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

It’s time to transition to a fossil free future & stop the potentially explosive Bakken crude oil trains. Join us for the fourth of four healing walks along the refinery corridor in Northeast San Francisco Bay. We will begin at the Lone Tree Park (End of Parker Ave) in Rodeo and walk in prayer and conversation to the Chevron Refinery in Richmond. Please see here for full details, map, schedule, transportation, etc.

Native American elders and those in prayer will lead the walk, stopping to pray at certain places. The walk is approximately 13 miles with support vehicles so that walkers can rest whenever they would like. There are also several places where walkers can join the walk along the route – see map below.

Around the last mile, walkers will be encouraged to begin imagining their own communities beyond fossil fuel. Walkers will be invited to share those ideas with their own drawings on muslin at the end of the walk. The muslin squares will be sewn in to a quilt and shared publicly. Art from previous walks will be exhibited. Joining us? Please make sure to check back for more details no later than July 10.

Please click here for CARPOOLS!

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SF Bay Area Protest For Palestine @ Chelsea (Bradley) Manning Plaza, foot of Market St, Embarcadero BART
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

AYO-Arab Youth Organization of AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Center are calling for a protest this coming Saturday.

AYO calls on our community and allies to take a stand with Palestine and let the city of San Francisco know that we demand an end to the US support of Israel and their ongoing attacks on our people throughout all of occupied Palestine.

Everyone is welcome! Bring your parents, your kids, cousins, friends, extended family! Our voices need to be heard! Never forget that our existence is our resistance!

The San Francisco Bay Area says no to zionism!
Stop US Aid to the Apartheid State of Israel!
Free all our political prisoners!
Support the Palestinian people’s struggle for liberation!

Flags, kuffiyehs, signs, banners,and megaphones are all welcome!

Hashtag #Youth4Palestine for more updates and photos and events!

Endorsed by:

ANSWER: Act Now to Stop War and End Racism
Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival
Al-Awda Right to Return Coalition
American Muslims for Palestine
Anakbayan- Silicon Valley
Anakbayan- East Bay
Arab Culture and Community Center
Arab Talk Radio
Art Forces
BAYAN
Buena Vista UMC — Church & Society Committee
Cal Students for Justice in Palestine
Coalition for Palestinian Rights – SF
Code Pink
Community Futures Collective
Free Palestine Movement
Freedom Archives
FreedomWriters of Northern California
Justice for Palestinians
International Action Center
International Jewish Antizionist Network
International Socialist Organization
ISM-Northern California
League of Filipino Students- SFSU
MECA: Middle East Children’s Alliance
Northern California Friends of Sabeel
OMID Advocates for Human Rights
PAC Bay Area
Palestinian Youth Movement
Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism
Real Cost of Prisons
Solitary Watch
South Bay Mobilization
USACBI – US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
USPCN: US Palestine Community Network
Workers World Party

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SF Protest For Palestine #Youth4Palestine @ Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco
Jul 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

SF Protest For Palestine #Youth4Palestine

July 12, 2014
AYO calls on our community and allies to take a stand with Palestine and let the city of San Francisco, and the entire world know that we demand an end to the US support of Israel and their ongoing attacks on our people throughout all of occupied Palestine.
Saturday, July 12th, 12pm Noon
Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco
(Embarcadero Bart)
Everyone is welcome! Bring your parents, your kids, cousins, friends, extended family! Our voices need to be heard! Never forget that our existence is our resistance!
The San Francisco Bay Area says no to zionism! Stop US Aid to the Apartheid State of Israel!

Free all our political prisoners!

Support the Palestinian people’s struggle for liberation!

Flags, kuffiehs, signs, banners,and megaphones are all welcome!

Endorsed by:
ANSWER, Arab Culture and Community Center, Palestinian Youth Movement
US Palestine Community Network, Middle East Children’s Alliance, Northern California Friends of Sabeel, Al-Awda, Coalition for Palestinian Rights – SF, PAC Bay Area, Free, Palestine Movement, International Jewish Antizionist Network, South Bay Mobilization, Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism, Art Forces, ISM-Northern California, Workers World Party, International Action Center, International Socialist Organization, Arab Talk Radio, Buena Vista UMC — Church & Society Committee, Freedom Writers of Northern California, Freedom Archives, BAYAN

Email info @ araborganizing.org to endorse.
Hashtag #Youth4Palestine for more updates and photos and events!
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Justice Coalition for Andy Lopez: Protest & Rally. @ Old Courthouse Square
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

No other details.

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San Francisco Mime Troupe + Community Forum on the Gill Tract @ Cedar Rose Park
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Community Forum on the Gill Tract (Occupy the Farm): 1:00 PM
Music: 1:30 PM
Performance: 2:00 PM

The San Francisco Mime Troupe creates and produces socially relevant theater of the highest professional quality and performs it before the broadest possible audience.

We do plays that make sense out of the headlines by identifying the forces that shape our lives and dramatizing the operation of these giant forces in small, close-up stories that make our audiences feel the impact of political events on personal life.

To make this work accessible the Mime Troupe performs its shows in local parks at a price everyone can afford: FREE.

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Redd (aka Dave) Welsh CD Release Party @ Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Redd Welsh CD Release Party

� 6 pm � Social hour w/ Alex’s jazz piano
7 pm — Showtime

Celebrating his new record CLASS WAR

Come one! Come all!  to Berkeley’s friendly Fellowship Hall to ring in the release of Dave Welsh’s new CD. Now performing as Redd Welsh, he sings a dozen mostly original songs on the album, backed by some fine musicians including producer/arranger Pete Elman on keyboards and bass; veteran ’70s rocker John Blakeley on Stratocaster, Telecaster and acoustic guitars; complete horn & rhythm sections, and Reed Fromer on harmony vocals.

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Jul
13
Sun
Staples, Our Public Post Office, Privatization And Theft @ ILWU 34 Hall
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 There is a concerted organized drive to totally sell off the profitable parts of the public post office. Diane Feinstein’s husband and UC Regent Richard Blum is involved with his company CB Ellis in selling off the buildings and the postal management has a contract to turn the postal system over to union-busting Staples.

This outsourcing threatens an institution which has been vital for the American people. Our Commons are being STOLEN!!!

Join with author Peter Bryne, David Welsh, retired NALC postal worker with Community and Postal Workers United; Gray Brechin, geographer with the Living New Deal and representatives from other postal unions; Susan Harman, Bank Act, Researcher on Public Postal Bank.

http://www.stopstaples.com

Sponsored by United Public Workers For Action www.upwa.info

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Jul
14
Mon
Laborfest Forum – The 2 Gate System And Resistance @ The Mojo Theatre
Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A Community Forum as a part of the annual Laborfest events in which you will hear directly from construction workers of various trades who are organizing against the portion of the repressive Taft Hartley anti labor laws which most directly affects them.

Learn the history of Taft Hartley and how it created the 2 Gate System, undermining the ability of workers to take action and legally protest employers with whom they have a dispute. We will also discuss past efforts to resist the 2 Gate System and our current efforts.

There will be a presentation by workers involved followed by a discussion/Q&A.

 

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Occupy Forum: Fossil Fuel Monopolies or Community Choice Energy? @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents

Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue

on all sides of these critically important issues!

Fossil Fuel Monopolies or Community Choice Energy?

Our Path to Renewables is Under Attack!

with Eric Brooks

Although carbon emissions are rising faster than efforts to curtail them, there are glimmers of hope. A growing number of networks  including cities, states, regions and even markets  are working together to implement climate plans. And costs of renewable energy, such as solar, wind, geothermal, cogeneration (and efficiency programs) are falling so quickly that large-scale deployment is practical. The public is ready to rally on climate change. It is now up to policymakers and industry to answer the call.

But as usual, fossil fuel monopolies and their henchmen are stalling. Community Choice Energy, (allowing local jurisdictions to offer energy-efficiency programs, develop local renewable energy resources, and buy clean wholesale electricity to sell to local residents and businesses) is being held hostage by large corporate incumbent utilities fighting tooth and nail to hang onto their business. Their efforts include disinformation campaigns, pitting ratepayers against each other, confusing ballot initiatives, and false “studies” of the grid’s capacity to handle solar, leaving Clean Energy’s prospective clients in limbo.

Yet Clean (renewable) Energy is burgeoning. The recent Intersolar North America Exhibition at Moscone Ctr. hosted approximately 600 exhibitors and 18,000 attendees, with a world-class exhibition of solar and wind solutions from across the globe, demonstrating the switch.

Meanwhile, in California, AB 2145, (a bill currently under consideration in the state’s legislature) would effectively prevent Community Choice energy programs in the state as the

Big 3 corporate utilities (PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E) and SF’s own Mayor Ed Lee attempt to crush Community Choice. Come to OccupyForum to learn about the political pressure against AB2145 and the push to implement the real fight to save the planet.

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Jul
16
Wed
Pack the Court for CCSF @ Superior Court, Dept 304
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Another anti-privatization battle!

We need to show that there is broad and passionate community support for CCSF and against the ACCJC. Come to the hearing of ACCJC’s motion to stay City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s lawsuit against them.



If you don’t feel up to speed, here are direct links that will substantially get you up to date.

ACCJC’s arguments in favor of a Motion to Stay (pause) the Proceedings
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Dennis Herrera’s arguments opposing a Motion to Stay (pause) the Proceedings
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Sherrill Amador (Chair, ACCJC) Declaration
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Robert Agrella (STWEP) Declaration
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UPDATE ON RESOLUTION TO CONTINUE STWEP

Although the California Community College Board of Governor’s passed the resolution to continue the STWEP (Special Trustee with Extraordinary Powers) for another year, it was amended to include a requirement that a proposal be brought to their meeting in November for a plan and timeline to restore the CCSF Board of Trustees. It is required that this proposal be made in consultation with the trustees.
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This is not what we wanted, however, it was much more than many of us expected. Our presence there made a difference! One of the newly appointed governors abstained in the vote and told the crowd assembled that from what he had heard that day he would send his kids to CCSF in a heartbeat.
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If you missed the moving, intelligent and fact-filled testimony you can watch it here.
CCC BOG Meeting July 7, 2014 @ 12:00PM
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Jul
19
Sat
SOLIDARITY MARCH: JUSTICE FOR MONIQUE @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We lost our beloved Monique to violence this past Thursday. Her life cut too short. She had many people who loved and supported her. She had her two babies, and many dreams and ambitions. She wanted to make a change in this world. And the impact she left, will never be forgotten.

Let’s March in solidarity, to show our support for MONIQUE and many other women we have lost due to violence.

We will march to the first stop where her first vigil was held in west Oakland Around 1pm. There, we can speak out for justice to be served and share memories about Monique, and how violence against women needs to stop.

Then March back around to OGP where we can all can eat, listen to music and make our presence known, and have another vigil for Monique.

We can all bring food, poster boards, markers, chalk, flags, music, and people who share the Love for Monique.

WE will be doing art projects in remembrance of Mo. So bring stuff! Any ideas are welcome to help make this a better event.

Invite anyone you know who would like to come and show support.

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Jul
25
Fri
Hands Off The Trayvon 2 – Court Support! @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am

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Forum: Eyewitness Palestine. The People Resist Colonial Occupation
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A professor of literature and Black Studies, GAThomas recently traveled to Palestine in May 2014 as part of contingent of college and university professors working out of North America in support of Palestinian solidarity, liberation and freedom from occupation, apartheid and colonization. Replete with photographic images, this talk is a first-hand report-back from the Occupied West Bank facing more and more bombings, repression and kidnappings everyday with the support of what Malcolm X dubbed “dollarism.”

Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments provided.

More info:  www.ANSWERsf.org.

 

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Jul
26
Sat
100th Birthday Party for the Berkeley Post Office @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps.
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join Us for a Birthday Party
for the Berkeley Post Office

It’s the 239th Birthday of the United States Post Office and the One Hundredth Birthday of the Berkeley Post Office!  Please join us! These festivities will be one of many events throughout the country commemorating National Postal Heritage Day.

Celebration will include Music, Birthday Cake and a Group Photo!

Be sure to be there!

Brought to you by Save the Berkeley Post Office.

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San Francisco Mime Troupe. Plus Community Forum on Albany Bulb. @ Live Oak Park
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Community Forum on the Albany Bulb: 1:00 PM
Music: 1:30 PM
Performance: 2:00 PM

The San Francisco Mime Troupe creates and produces socially relevant theater of the highest professional quality and performs it before the broadest possible audience.

We do plays that make sense out of the headlines by identifying the forces that shape our lives and dramatizing the operation of these giant forces in small, close-up stories that make our audiences feel the impact of political events on personal life.

To make this work accessible the Mime Troupe performs its shows in local parks at a price everyone can afford: FREE.

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Jul
31
Thu
Occupy National Gathering in Sacramento
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm

Occupy National Gathering 2014 (Natgat2014) will be held July 31 – Aug. 3 in Sacramento, CA. Please stay tuned as we add information about our gathering. Get involved helping us organize and plan on attending! Together We Rise!

Occupy California (organizers) Facebook

 

Help plan NatGat 2014

email lists http://interoccupy.net/natgat2014/bulletin/helpplan/
Volunteer to help online, on the ground, or to offer activities. http://interoccupy.net/natgat2014/volunteerform/

Attend NGWG Weekly Planning Calls Wednesdays @ 4 PM PT/7PM ET http://interoccupy.net/natgat2014/events/natgat3-visioning-group-call-2014-04-02/

Facebook Planning Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/608059125975791/

fb event page for#NatGat2014 https://www.facebook.com/events/453810788051926/

fb Community page https://www.facebook.com/OccupyNationalGathering

twitter https://twitter.com/NATGAT2014

Help Plan NatGat 2014 | NatGat2014 interoccupy.net

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Aug
6
Wed
San Francisco Mime Troupe + Community Forum @ Edoff Memorial Band Stand (near Fairyland)
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Community Forum on Causa Justa / Just Cause & East Bay Solidarity Network: 6:00 PM
Music: 6:30 PM
Performance: 7:00 PM

The San Francisco Mime Troupe creates and produces socially relevant theater of the highest professional quality and performs it before the broadest possible audience.

We do plays that make sense out of the headlines by identifying the forces that shape our lives and dramatizing the operation of these giant forces in small, close-up stories that make our audiences feel the impact of political events on personal life.

To make this work accessible the Mime Troupe performs its shows in local parks at a price everyone can afford: FREE.

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