December 2014 – January 2015
Two folks arrested at the Millions March on Saturday in San Francisco are having their arraignments at 850 Bryant, Room 101 @ 1:30pm. They’re facing big charges and a good turn out will help! Please come and show your solidarity!
Come sing Anti-Foreclosure Christmas Carols to Wells Fargo with ACCE this Thursday!
Thursday is our big day! We’ll be hitting Wells Fargo loud and clear to let them know that they need to give Gaylynne, Billy Jene, Kayode, Floyd, Njambi, Cheryl, Marie and Jose and others REAL loan modifications and principle reduction and that in light of our recent victory with KYHCA, that they sign an agreement with ACCE & the community to fully participate in the Keep Your Home California’s Hardest Hit Fund!
Action at Jim Foley’s Office (regional manager at Wells Fargo)
Celebrate a “Free Speech Day” in San Leandro. There is a huge Xmas tree by City Hall, in front of the police department, so I’m inviting people to stop by, and speak out about any matter at all they want to. We’ll have a camera for anyone who wants to be filmed and put on youtube. Guy Fawkes masks welcome.
San Leandro is considering taking possession of a tank for their police. Come and tell San Leandro what you think of that…
Too many times movements dies and voices aren’t heard because the weather isn’t as pretty. Well, it’s an ugly world we live in and we have to be willing to sometimes do things that are hard and face ugly things.
When the rain comes, people go in their houses, let us not forget about those who cannot go home because their lives have been stolen in this violent police state.
Come rain. sleet, hail or snow; #BlackLivesMatter and we must not let that be forgotten just because of some much needed rain. Bring your umbrellas out, network with one another, build up the community we want to save and march side by side in solidarity with one another & in solidarity with those around the world fighting for a better world.
Wear all Black because #BlackLivesMatter.
We invite you to join us in the courtroom as EFF challenges the government’s violations of Americans’ constitutional rights. Be part of our tireless call for justice and an end to illegal spying.
Hearing on Motion for Partial Summary Judgment in Jewel v. NSA
Jeffrey S. White
Government-issued photo ID is required for entry; arrive early for security screening. EFF urges attendees to dress in business attire and to observe respectful courtroom decorum.
Please Join us on the last Saturday before Christmas with signs, drums, kids, and you passion. No Business as usual, this is a protest about Police and state violence and in support of #BlackLivesMatter
“Stop the sale” Celebration! Saturday, Dec. 20, starting at 1:00 PM
Steps of the Post Office – Allston Way & Milvia – 1 block from Downtown Berkeley BART
Music, poetry, Christmas decorating … lots of Good Cheer & Solidarity
Dear Defenders of the Berkeley Post Office,
Saturday December 20 marks the 50th day of this year’s 24/7 occupation at the Berkeley Main Post Office, under the auspices of First They Came for the Homeless and Berkeley Post Office Defenders. The current occupiers have long since eclipsed the 33-day record of the well-publicized 24/7 Tent City at the Berkeley P.O. in August 2013. Their goal: Stop the sale of the Post Office to greedy privateers.
And they’ve maintained the encampment through many cold days and nights of drenching rain and driving wind, and putting up with multiple harassment visits by the Postal Police and postal inspectors. Saying no to the privatization and dismantling of our public treasure, the Post Office.
It’s been 15 months since we first claimed this Post Office as public space, paid for by the people and held in trust since Ben Franklin’s day. As of today, the information table and big tent are still standing at the historic 100-year-old Post Office at 2000 Allston Way.
Our banner “Welcome – Our Post Office is Open – Let’s Keep it That Way” was confiscated by postal police — but the handsome “First Amendment” poster remains defiantly wheat-pasted on one of the columns of this beautiful building. After the people of Berkeley mounted a legal challenge and a favorable new zoning ordinance, the Post Office so far remains in the public domain.
So why don’t we have a celebration on the Post Office Steps to mark the 50th day of the people’s camp??
Be there on the steps, starting 1:00 PM Saturday. Bring yourself, your talents, food and supplies for everyone and for the people’s camp. For more information go to the Facebook page of First They Came for the Homeless.
Weather Report for Saturday – NO RAIN
The Depression-era mural inside the downtown Berkeley Post Office:
Come learn about police tactics and human rights obligations, what to look out for and how to best record evidence of police misconduct in support of #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations against state-sanctioned police brutality and systemic anti-black racism.
Legal observers play a crucial role monitoring and reporting on police behavior at demonstrations and other protest events by protecting and asserting civil and political rights.
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Legal Observer program is part of a comprehensive system of legal support designed to enable people to express their political views as fully as possible without unconstitutional disruption or interference by the police and with the fewest possible consequences from the criminal justice system.
Please review the Legal Observer Manual (located at http://www.nlg.org/sites/default/files/LO_Manual.pdf) prior to attending the workshop.
Event Organizers and Supporters:
– The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC) of the NLG
– #BlackLivesMatter Bay Area
– National Lawyers Guild of San Francisco (NLGSF)
- To be continued -