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October – November 2013

Oct
28
Mon
Emergency Rally Monday in SF: Governor Brown, Climate Leaders Don’t Frack @ Cisco-Meraki
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Fracking for dirty oil in California is a major threat to our climate. Yet, Governor Brown–an advocate of action to avert catastrophic climate change–has given Big Oil a green light to frack our Golden State. We just learned that on Monday, Gov. Brown will be in San Francisco to sign a climate change agreement with the governors of Washington and Oregon and the British Columbia Premier. Will you join MoveOn members and our allies with Californians Against Fracking for an emergency rally outside the signing ceremony to tell Gov. Brown: “Climate leaders don’t frack?”

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Oct
29
Tue
March & Vigil for Andy Lopez – 13 Year Old Gunned Down by Sheriff’s Deputies in Santa Rosa @ Santa Rosa Junior College
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

STOP THE KILLING! STOP THE LIES. ANDY LOPEZ DID NOT HAVE TO DIE!

Facebook event & RSVP.

The march will have 2 meeting places. At 12pm, people can either meet at The Old Court House Square or Santa Rosa Junior College. Those that choose to go to the Court House will begin marching to the SRJC at 1 pm. Those that choose to protest at the SRJC will meet at 12 and rally while they await the arrival of those marching from the Old Court House Square. Once the two parties are united, we will all march toward the Sheriffs Department. There, we will have another protest with both parties and those who can join at the Sheriffs department around 3pm.

Bus from Oakland to Santa Rosa October 29 8 am Oscar Grant Plaza. March for Andy Lopez – 13 yr old boy murdered by Santa Rosa pigs.

Addresses:
Santa Rosa Junior College(12pm): 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, Ca, 95401
Old Courthouse Square (12pm): Old Courthouse Square Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Sheriffs Department (3pm): 2796 Ventura Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Huffington Post article on the killing.

The Alan Blueford Center For Justice will be joining the March For Andy Lopez.
AN INJURY TO ONE SHOULD BE THE CONCERN OF ALL!

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Oct
30
Wed
STOP VEOLIA UNION BUSTING! HANDS OFF THE BOSTON SCHOOL BUS UNION 5! @ Veolia's Para-transit Office
Oct 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Demonstration.

Say NO! to Veolia Union Busting! Defend the Boston School Bus Union 5!

More info.

STOP VEOLIA UNION BUSTING! HANDS OFF THE BOSTON SCHOOL BUS UNION 5!

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Direct Action at a Big Corporation @ Donahue Labor Statue
Oct 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Sponsored by ACCE:

In addition to Wells Fargo, there are a number of Big Corporations who are aggressively lobbying and spending money on politicians to deceive voters and in the name of more profit to hold back the recovery. We will be targeting a company that has been holding back our campaign to fix the housing crisis.

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Oct
31
Thu
HALLOWEEN ACTION at the OAKLAND AIRPORT!! @ Oakland Airport, Terminal 2
Oct 31 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

HALLOWEEN ACTION at the OAKLAND AIRPORT!!

Ghosts and zombies are scary – organizing your workplace shouldn’t be!

Non-union fast food workers at the Oakland Airport are fighting for the right to organize without fear. They want their restaurants to sign card check agreements – so they can decide freely whether to join a union, without retaliation or intimidation from their bosses. This Halloween, come stand with them!

Costumes not required, but highly encouraged!
Featuring face painting and Halloween snacks!

For questions or rides, contact Sarah Norr at 510-502-5344 or snorr@unitehere.org.

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March to Protect SF City College @ CCSF Civic Center Campus
Oct 31 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Sponsored by ACCE:

Join us for a big mobilization to Protect San Francisco City College. Our week of action will culminate in a march to deliver several thousand postcards to Mayor Lee asking him to protect City College. We need our City College to keep its broad mission and protect educational access for low-income and immigrant communities, veterans, older adults, displaced workers, and so many others.

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Nov
5
Tue
Million Mask March – San Francisco @ Civic Center
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jailhouse for Gelhaus @ Old Court House Square
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

March to The District Attorney’s Office, 600 Administration Drive, Room 212 J Santa Rosa.

WE HAVE ONE DEMAND, for now. We demand Erick Gelhaus be immediately fired, arrested, and Indicted for the Murder of Andy Lopez. We will march to the District Attorney’s OFFICE on this coming Tuesday, the 5th, planning to leave downtown around 1:30. We need everyone that can be there, there. Justice cannot wait!

To all students: Do not let people attempt to quite your voice. It is your voice that is fueling this fight for Andy. It is your voice that has the power to lead to change. It is your voice that needs to be heard!!!

The District Attorney is the one that will decide if Gelhaus is to be arrested. For that reason, we must unite, and stand on the shoulders of “outside agitators” and take our message to the doorstep of the D.A., Jill Ravitch, “Jailhouse for Gelhaus !!!!”

Facebook event & RSVP.

Comment:

JOIN US IN SANTA ROSA ON TUESDAY NOV 5TH, AS WE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE FOR ANDY LOPEZ. HIS MURDERER STILL FREE ON THE STREETS AS ANDY’S FAMILY’S LIFE IS FOREVER SHATTERED BECAUSE ERICK GELHAUS DID NOT EVEN GIVE ANDY 10 SECONDS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS HAPPENING BEFORE HE WAS MURDERED IN HIS OWN NEIGHBORHOOD.

WE DEMAND A MURDER INDICTMENT FOR ERICK GELHAUS!! THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY JILL RAVITCH IS FACING RE-ELECTION – MAKE SURE SHE UNDERSTANDS HER FAILURE TO PROSECUTE ERICK GELHAUS WILL BE THE END OF HER CAREER!!

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Nov
9
Sat
National Day of Action. Oakland Stands with Andy Lopez. @ Fruitvale Bart Station Plaza
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Rally – Speak Out – March
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Nationwide outrage has swept across the nation in the wake of the brutal murder of 13 year-old Andy Lopez by Santa Rosa Sheriff Erik Gelhaus.

The worst thing we can do now is go home. Keep the pressure on!

Stand with us as we stand against terror in our communities because:

- Playing with toys is NOT a crime.
- Walking while Brown or Black is NOT a crime.
- Living our lives is NOT a crime.

Fire Prosecute and Jail Erick Gelhaus.

Sponsoring Organizations:
ONYX Organizing Committee, Justice for Alan Blueford (JAB), ANSWER, Oscar Grant Foundation

Facebook event & RSVP.

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National Day of Protest for Andy Lopez: Santa Rosa @ Julliard Park
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

There will be protests, in Andy’s name, as a collaboration with countless organizations around the nation, with groups protesting in their own respective cities…

Facebook page, more info & RSVP.

Come Tell Your Story.

Guest Speakers & Open Mic. Music, Snacks, Information Tables.

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Boston School Bus 5 – National Day of Solidarity. Demonstrate Against Veolia
Nov 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Say NO to Veolia/City Union Busting!

Hands off the Boston School Bus Union 5
– Vice President Steven Gillis (fired 11/1/13),
– Grievance Chair and Local founder Stevan Kirschbaum (fired 11/1/13),
– Recording Secretary and Charlestown Chief Steward Andre Francois,
– Steward and Local founder Richard Lynch and Steward
– 3 term former President Garry Murchison.
The latter three suspended and threatened with firing.

Every day, USW Local 8751 members in Boston are experiencing more and increasing disrespect from Veolia management, including constant suspensions and threats based on bogus allegations and constant harassment. This includes an illegal lockout that occurred on October 8 that was substantiated and witnessed by local union officials and community leaders, which followed a constitutionally protected free speech protest and discussion by the workers of Veolia’s contract violations and disrespect.

eolia is an international conglomerate that has an extensive history of union busting, and relentless attacks on communities of color. Veolia is an International Tea Party patriot with links to the Koch brothers and the 1%. Their crimes of greed are worldwide, from the profits garnered from running segregated buses and a “settlers only” garbage dump in Israeli occupied Palestine.

Facebook page, More info & RSVP.

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Nov
13
Wed
Port Truckers Noise Demo At City Hall @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Nov 13 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Facebook event & RSVP.

Join the Port Truckers as they make noise at city hall while some are inside meeting with California Air Resources Board. This is the body that is able to grant some of the demands of the Truckers, including an extension on truck upgrades and grant funding to compensate the cost of upgrades. They had refused to meet with the truckers until the port action in October.

While a few if them are in the meeting with CARB, port and city officials, the truckers want to let them know that there is LOTS of support for them outside!!

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Protest Against the Indictment of Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Protest Against the Indictment of Palestinian Activist, Rasmea Odeh

The United States Palestinian Community Network (USPCN) and Rasmea’s supporters and legal team have called for the 13th of this month to be NATIONAL DAYS of ACTION to support Rasmea and demand dropping of the charges now!

If convicted, Rasmea faces up to 10 years in prison, being stripped of her U.S. citizenship, and probable deportation. We cannot allow this to happen. The charges against her are a political attack on her as an individual and on Palestinian, Arab and Muslim communities across the U.S. as a whole. The U.S. government is attacking Rasmea just as they attacked the Holy Land Foundation, the 23 anti-war and international solidarity activists in 2010, Chicano leader, Carlos Montes, and many others who have fought for justice and dignity.

Endorsed by: USPCN, Palestinian Youth Movement, Arab Resource and Organizing Center, International Jewish Anti-zionist Network, Middle East Children’s Alliance, Bay Area Committee to Stop Political Repression, National Lawyer’s Guild-San Francisco, Freedom Archives, Critical Resistance, All Of Us Or None
Take Action!

Sign the petition to drop the charges against Rasmea: http://www.iacenter.org/rasmeaodehpetition/

Call and send photos of support for Rasmea!

Join the Facebook page: Drop The Charges Against Rasmea Now!

Mobilize to support Rasmea at her next hearing in Detroit on November 13th.
Have your organization sign or write a solidarity statement (email to: stopfbi@gmail.com)

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Nov
18
Mon
Albany Bulb Anti-Eviction Rally, March and Organizing Meeting. @ Albany City Hall
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We’ll meet at Albany City Hall for a rally and then a march. After the march we will all meet to strategize and plan. This is our chance to take the organizing to the next level.

(Also, see the court hearing listing for earlier on this date)

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Nov
19
Tue
Stand up for the TRUTH about Haiti! @ Yerba Buena Gardens
Nov 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Prime Minister Lamothe & Sean Penn do NOT Speak for the Haitian Majority

Protest the Lies about Haiti in SF

On Tuesday, November 19 in San Francisco, Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and actor Sean Penn (named “Ambassador at Large for Haiti”by Michel Martelly), will spread the false message of the fraudulent Martelly government. Join Haiti Action Committee to protest against these lies, as well the corruption and repression of the Martelly/Lamothe government.

The people of Haiti are still in the midst of an occupation instigated by the United States and United Nations in 2004. As supporters of the Martelly government, which is in the process of bringing back dictatorship to Haiti, Prime Minister Lamothe and actor Sean Penn DO NOT speak in the interests of the Haitian majority.

Come stand in solidarity with the Haitian grassroots, who will be demonstrating the day before in Haiti, on the 210th anniversary of the Battle of Vertières (one of the last battles that sealed the victory of the Haitian Revolution).

Come stand in solidarity, to echo the demands of the Haitian majority:

•To protest the CORRUPTION and ILLEGALITY of the Martelly/Lamothe government.

•To protest the government’s widespread repression of the poor.

•To protest the INJUSTICE of the nearly 10-year-old US/UN occupation and the suffering it inflicts on the Haitian people.

•To support the right of the Haitian majority to fully participate in the running of their country, FREE from repression and terror.

•To support the right of Haitian children, women, and men, to have free access to education, food, jobs, housing, and healthcare.

Much valuable background information is available in Ten Steps to Dictatorship: Why the Grassroots Movement is Taking to the Streets Against President Michel Martelly by Charlie Hinton

*This shameful event is part of the Dreamforce Conference, an annual event of the cloud computing company Salesforce.com.

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Rally/March/Press Conference in Support of “DJ”, beaten by SFPD for no Reason. @ Valencia Gardens
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

There will be gathering at the Valencia Gardens entrance for a march to the 17th Valencia police station for a press conference demanding the release of both individuals, demanding all charges dropped & demanding the undercover Narcotics officer that beat DJ & 3 other individuals be fired. Please join us!

Read the story here.

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Stop the Domain Awareness Center Rally! @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Nov 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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RALLY AT OAKLAND CITY HALL (OSCAR GRANT PLAZA) THIS TUESDAY AT 5:30PM, TO STOP THE CITY COUNCIL FROM CREATING A MASSIVE SURVEILLANCE CENTER FOR OPD AND DHS!!!

The Department of Homeland Security and Oakland Police are building a massive surveillance center to videotape, track, and log the movements of all Oakland residents and visitors! The Domain Awareness Center (DAC) as its called, is an unprecedented attack on our civil liberties, giving the police department unlimited access to our whereabouts. This includes a computer system that aggregates information from thousands of surveillance cameras and license plate readers, and in the future may include facial recognition software and social media data mining.

The NY Times made Oakland’s new surveillance center national news in a front page article warning Americans of its implications as similar technology spreads to other cities. This is another OPD and DHS attack on our rights, essentially criminalizing our every day lives as we are forced to live under constant surveillance as if in a prison complex.

NY Times article.

WE CAN STOP THIS! LET’S SHOW THE CITY COUNCIL THAT THE PEOPLE OF OAKLAND ARE AGAINST WARRANTLESS SURVEILLANCE AND POLICE INTRUSION INTO OUR LIVES!!!

RALLY AT CITY HALL AT 5:30 PM THIS TUESDAY, NOV 19th. SPREAD THE WORD TO ALL YOUR LIST SERVS AND GROUPS. CITY HALL MEETING BEGINS AT 6:30pm

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Nov
22
Fri
One Month Later and Still No Justice: March For Andy Lopez @ Santa Rosa City Hall
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

It had been one month since the horrific murder of Andy Lopez. One month and we as a community have been completely alienated by those whom are supposed to serve and protect us.

Demands for a transparent investigation have fallen on deaf ears, as no new information has been released by the SRPD. Our District Attorney has done nothing to address this murder in an attempt to let the flame for justice die down.

Join us as we march from City Hall to the District Attorney’s office.

This march is very important to the Lopez family as it will take place on the one month anniversary of their son’s murder. There is no excuse, be there. Be there to honor this child who’s life was taken far to early. Be there to show your respects to the family. Be there, to let all know we will continue to fight for justice. Justice in the form of an immediate arrest of sheriff, Erick Gelhaus.

NO ARREST = NO ELECT

Facebook page & RSVP.

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Protest Against SFPD for the Beating of DJ Williams
Nov 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Nov
25
Mon
Protest Against Obama and Drones @ Patricia's Green
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join CODEPINK, World Can’t Wait and others as we protest against President Barack Obama use of deadly drones! President Obama will be in San Francisco to attend a high-roller luncheon at the new SF Jazz Center in Hayes Valley.

Obama’s drone policy is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of innocent civilians in Pakistan and Yemen — countries we aren’t even at war with. Since Obama has taken office, deadly drone strikes have increased, causing more drone bases to pop up across the country and across the globe to engage in surveillance and targeted killing. Join us to say stop the killing! Bring your own signs, props, costumes etc.

We understand that others may have a long list of grievances against the President’s policies. We welcome other signs, groups and issues!

March to the SF Jazz Center at 11:30am where will have an outside presence against US/CIA drone strikes. Be flexible because we might have to move locations.

Facebook event & RSVP.

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