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November – December 2013

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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Nov
27
Wed
Solidarity With the Port Truckers on Their Picket Lines! @ Port of Oakland, Berth 58 SSA
Nov 27 @ 5:00 am – 9:00 pm

Facebook event, read more & RSVP.

Port of Oakland Truckers Association (POTA) members voted unanimously late Friday evening to stop work at the port on Wednesday, November 27. They’ve met with city, state and federal regulators, terminal managers, and Port of Oakland officials many times since their August 19 work stoppage, but have not made any gains on their demands. On November 13, truckers met with Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, Deputy Mayor Sandré Swanson, Port Executive Director Chris Lytle, as well as California Air Resources Board (CARB) members, expecting to bring offers of an extension from CARB or funding from the City and Port, but were forced to return to their membership without any offers to present.

“The Mayor said she was going to help us, but during the meeting she seemed more interested in her phone than in what we were saying,” said POTA board member Jorge Esparza.

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We need folks with cars to volunteer to shuttle people from West Oakland BART from 4:30am to 5:30am. This job pays in coffee, perhaps donuts, but mostly satisfaction that you are lending needed material support to some really inspiring workers!

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Excellent article on the Port Truckers’ situation by Dave Firestein: “Tired of Carrying the Load.”

Now the time has come to fight back. This Wednesday, the truckers are taking the last action available to them. They are putting their bodies on the line and risking their livelihoods to get the attention of the Port the only way they can. If you can get to the port on Wednesday morning to help support their lines, that will be helpful. Whether or not you can make it to the pickets, please give what you can to the strike fund. Every dollar helps, but it’s gonna take a lot more dollars than what they have now in order to sustain a lengthy strike, should one happen.

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Thanksgiving Eve Unite Here Day of Action at Oakland Airport @ Oakland Airport, Terminal 2
Nov 27 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 pm

Leafleting ALL DAY: 6 am – 7 pm
Mobilizations at 7 am, noon, and 5 pm

OAKLAND AIRPORT FOOD AND RETAIL WORKERS ARE STANDING UP FOR THEIR JOBS, THEIR RIGHTS AND THEIR FAMILIES! ON THE BUSIEST TRAVEL DAY OF THE YEAR, STAND WITH THEM!

RIDES AVAILABLE FROM ILWU Local 6, 99 Hegenberger, beginning 20 minutes before each mobilization. Call Sarah Norr at 510-502-5344 if you arrive and don’t see a shuttle.

Part of the ReFund Oakland Coalition’s Week of Action: A Hand Up for Workers, not Handouts for Corporations!

In the old days, workers were thankful to have a good union job in food service at the Oakland Airport. But now their employer, HMS Host, is going backwards in negotiations and proposing a contract would plunge many of the workers’ families into poverty. The proposal would slash vacation and sick days; eliminate pensions, paid meal breaks, and even overtime pay on shifts longer than eight hours; cut pay for new hires and freeze longtime workers’ wages for five years; and take away workers’ affordable health insurance plan.

“Host is going so far backwards in bargaining that now they say they want to charge me $899 a month for Kaiser for my family. I only make $12.64 an hour – if I pay that much for health care, how can I pay rent in the Bay Area?” said Monica Guzman, who’s been a retail clerk at the airport for 21 years.

On the day before Thanksgiving – the busiest travel day of the year – join the workers for a daylong action at the Oakland Airport. Mobilizations and picketing are at 7 am, 12 noon, and 5 pm – or come by and help leaflet any time. For questions or rides, contact Sarah Norr at snorr@unitehere.org or 510-502-5344.

(Last Thursday, the airport workers announced plans to go on strike sometime during this holiday season to protest Host’s Unfair Labor Practices. The strike date has not yet been announced.)

Airport workers are part of a growing national movement of low-wage workers standing up for their rights! This action is part of a Week of Action sponsored by the ReFund & ReBuild Oakland Community-Labor Coalition (ACCE, EBASE, the East Bay Organizing Committee, UNITE-HERE Local 2850, OUR WALMART, SEIU 1021, & SEIU ULTCW).

Also on Wednesday the 27th, join our friends at OURWalmart for a community action calling for reinstatement for fired strikers, respect at Walmart, a $25,000 a year salary and full-time hours. 9 am at 44009 Osgood Road, Fremont. Spend your whole day standing up for worker justice!

In solidarity,

UNITE HERE Local 2850
www.facebook.com/UniteHere2850
www.unitehere2850.org

UNITE HERE Local 2850, 1440 Broadway, Suite 208, Oakland, CA 94612, Tel. 510-893-3181, Fax 510-893-5362

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Nov
28
Thu
Albany Bulb: A Festival of Resistance! @ Albany Bulb (Buchanan west of I80)
Nov 28 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us at the Albany Bulb Nov 28 – Dec 1 For a Three Day Solidarity Campout With Worksops, Discussions, Cooking, Networking, Building, Music and Films!

Thursday, November 28th:

4pm – No Thanks Anti-colonial potluck feast. – The Beachfront/Entrance Aka The Cove

5 pm discussion on Post-Colonialism and Autonomy – The Cove

7pm – Buried Voices Film Screening. (Details struggles of Ohlone and Miwok peoples regarding sacred sites). – The Cove
Each day will conclude with a campout on the Bulb. Bring water, warm clothing, tents, and camping gear. Potlucks will take place on Friday – Sunday at 12pm and 4pm.

Title: No Thanks Resistance Festival this weekend at the albany bulb!
START DATE: Thursday November 28
TIME: 4:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location Details:
The Albany Bulb  https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-8&q=albany+bulb&fb=1&gl=us&hq=the+albany+bulb&cid=5591627028123502950&ei=GSCVUqXRIa7nigKBl4DACw&ved=0CJ8BEPwS
Event Type: Protest
Come join us for The No Thanks Resistance Festival and three day Camp-out to defend the Albany Bulb from Eviction! See the Flyer for the schedule of events! Schedule updated to the event page tonight!FB Event Page – http://www.facebook.com/events/405870986212443/FB Event Page for the No Thanks Anti-Colonial Potluck – http://www.facebook.com/events/547036912048234/

FB Event Page for the Artwalk of Friday and Saturday! – http://www.facebook.com/events/587362084664394/

Existing workshops include: Know your rights training – Labor, the Working Class, and Housing – Towards An Ecological General Strike – Tarsands Blockade – Direct Action Training – The IWW EUC, The BLF Green Bans, and Working Class Strategies to Halt Gentrification and Ecological Destruction – ect.

Please forward to anyone or organizations you think would be interested!

For more information about the struggle to save the Albany Bulb visit us at: http://www.facebook.com/ShareTheBulb or http://www.sharethebulb.org!

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Nov
29
Fri
Albany Bulb: A Festival of Resistance! @ Albany Bulb (Buchanan west of I80)
Nov 29 all-day
Join us at the Albany Bulb Nov 28 – Dec 1 For a Three Day Solidarity Campout With Worksops, Discussions, Cooking, Networking, Building, Music and Films!

 
Friday, November 29th:

9am – Morning Meeting/Workshop announcements and proposals – The Amphitheatre

10am – 3pm – Workshops.

11am – CopWatch – The Cove

1pm – Worker organizing and class struggle in the Bay Area – IWW – The Amphitheatre

3pm – Direct Action Training – The High Road

4pm – Art Tour of the Bulb. Featuring Amber and Osha. Explore the art and history of the Bulb with two seasoned guides. – Meet at the Cove

5pm- Music by DJ Neon Leon – The Cove

6pm- Music by Woodspider – The Cove

7pm – Bum’s Paradise Film Screening. (The story of people living on the Bulb before and during the eviction in 1999). – The Cove

Solidarity Potluck: 12:00 noon and 4:00 PM.

Location Details:
The Albany Bulbhttps://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-8&q=albany+bulb&fb=1&gl=us&hq=the+albany+bulb&cid=5591627028123502950&ei=GSCVUqXRIa7nigKBl4DACw&ved=0CJ8BEPwS
Event Type: Protest
Come join us for The No Thanks Resistance Festival and three day Camp-out to defend the Albany Bulb from Eviction! See the Flyer for the schedule of events! Schedule updated to the event page tonight!FB Event Page – http://www.facebook.com/events/405870986212443/

FB Event Page for the No Thanks Anti-Colonial Potluck – http://www.facebook.com/events/547036912048234/

FB Event Page for the Artwalk of Friday and Saturday! – http://www.facebook.com/events/587362084664394/

Flyer

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Black Friday Walmart Protest: Oakland. MOVED TO SAN LEANDRO!! @ San Leandro Walmart
Nov 29 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Follow on Twitter: #WalmartStrikers

Location is near the Bayfair BART Station.

Facebook Event & RSVP.

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Nov
30
Sat
Albany Bulb: A Festival of Resistance! @ Albany Bulb (Buchanan west of I80)
Nov 30 all-day
Join us at the Albany Bulb Nov 28 – Dec 1 For a Three Day Solidarity Campout With Worksops, Discussions, Cooking, Networking, Building, Music and Films!

Saturday, November 30th:

  • 9am – Morning Meeting/Workshop announcements and proposals- The Amphitheatre
  • 10am – 3pm – Workshops
  • 10am – Towards an Ecological General Strike – BLF Green Bans and Green Unionism – IWW EUC – The Amphitheatre
  • 11am – Resisting the development of Knowland Park – John R.
  • 1pm – Art Tour of the Bulb. Featuring Amber and Osha. Explore the art and history of the Bulb with two seasoned guides.

2pm – Astrology – Ardene – The Amphitheatre

4pm – 7pm – Live music. (The Last Bar Fighter, Emily Yates, WUV, Orion’s Joy of Music, Brass Liberation Orchestra, Ruby Mountain, TBA).

7pm – Notre Dame des Luttes Film Screening. (Inspiring documentary film about the French struggle of farmers and squatters resisting the development of an airport.)

Solidarity Potluck: 12:00 noon and 4:00 PM.

Come join us for The No Thanks Resistance Festival and three day Camp-out to defend the Albany Bulb from Eviction! See the Flyer for the schedule of events! Schedule updated to the event page tonight!

FB Event Page – http://www.facebook.com/events/405870986212443/

FB Event Page for the No Thanks Anti-Colonial Potluck – http://www.facebook.com/events/547036912048234/

FB Event Page for the Artwalk of Friday and Saturday! – http://www.facebook.com/events/587362084664394/

To help organize, distribute flyers, and or propose a workshop send an email to nothanksresistancefestival [at] gmail.com

Workshop proposals should include if you want to do it on Friday or Saturday, What time between 10 AM and 3 PM, things you need from organizers, and the title of your workshop!

Existing workshops include: Know your rights training – Labor, the Working Class, and Housing – Towards An Ecological General Strike – Tarsands Blockade – Direct Action Training – The IWW EUC, The BLF Green Bans, and Working Class Strategies to Halt Gentrification and Ecological Destruction – ect.

We request more workshops and skill shares about Class Struggle, Environmental Justice, Gentrification, Food Justice, Natural Building / Cob Building, Anti-Repression, Parkour, Accountability and Conflict Mediation, Cop Watch and Know Your Rights, Radical Theory, LGBTQ, Indigenous Struggles, Guerilla Gardening, Carpentry, Squating, Direct Action, Graffiti, Screen Printing, Flyer Making, Facilitation Training, DIY, Hacking, Bio-Remediation , AgroForestry, Bike Maintenance, Welding, Workplace Organizing, Labor History, Herbalism, Street Medic Training, Native Wild Edible And Medicinal Plants, Homesteading, Child care, Consensus, Feminism, Bay Area Radical History, Journalism and Alternative Media, Punk Rock, Poetry, Writing, Self-Defense, Decolonization and Post colonialism, Mutual Aid, Jail Support, Land Reclaimation, Jewelry Making, Gift and Trade Economies, Student Unionism, Spokeland and ETC!

Please forward to anyone or organizations you think would be interested!

For more information about the struggle to save the Albany Bulb visit us at: http://www.facebook.com/ShareTheBulb or http://www.sharethebulb.org!

 

 

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Dec
1
Sun
Albany Bulb: A Festival of Resistance! @ Albany Bulb (Buchanan west of I80)
Dec 1 all-day
Join us at the Albany Bulb Nov 28 – Dec 1 For a Three Day Solidarity Campout With Worksops, Discussions, Cooking, Networking, Building, Music and Films!

Sunday, December 1st:

  • 9am – Morning Meeting/Workshop announcements and proposals – The Amphitheatre
  • 12pm – 3pm – Clean up the Bulb Party. Pick up trash and build things! – The Amphitheatre
  • 2pm -3pm – Live music by Mudfence – The Amphitheatre
  • 4pm – Strategic organizing and discussion to resist eviction. – The Amphitheatre
  • 7pm – Rocking the Foundations Film Screening. (Australian documentary about struggles in the 1970′s which fought development and gentrification). – The Amphitheatre
  • 8pm – Towards an Ecological General Strike Power Point – IWW Environmental Unionist Caucus – The Amphitheatre
  • 9pm – Where Do You Go When it Rains? Film Screening. (Recent documentary about life on the Albany Bulb). – The Amphitheatre

 

Solidarity Potluck: 12:00 noon and 4:00 PM.

 

Come join us for The No Thanks Resistance Festival and three day Camp-out to defend the Albany Bulb from Eviction! See the Flyer for the schedule of events! Schedule updated to the event page tonight!

FB Event Page – http://www.facebook.com/events/405870986212443/

FB Event Page for the No Thanks Anti-Colonial Potluck – http://www.facebook.com/events/547036912048234/

FB Event Page for the Artwalk of Friday and Saturday! – http://www.facebook.com/events/587362084664394/
No Thanks!
Please forward to anyone or organizations you think would be interested!

For more information about the struggle to save the Albany Bulb visit us at: http://www.facebook.com/ShareTheBulb or http://www.sharethebulb.org!

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Dec
3
Tue
NO ARREST? NO ELECT! Pasta Feed Protest. @ Santa Rosa Veterans Menorial Bldg
Dec 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Facebook Event & RSVP.

Jill Ravitch is the District Attorney for Sonoma County, where Andy Lopez was murdered by Deputy Gelhaus. Gelhaus has not yet been indicted for his crime.

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We will protest at a Campaign fundraiser for District Attorney Ravitch’s re-election. Here we will make our presence known!

We will not stand by while Ravitch refuses to do her job. She must uphold her sworn oath to uphold the law. She must do right by her community by fulfilling her sacred duty to protect and serve the citizens of Sonoma County. She must arrest Gelhaus immediately!

There will be another event, Light Up the Night for Andy Lopez, at 8:00 PM.

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LIGHT UP THE NIGHT FOR ANDY LOPEZ @ Old Court House Square
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Facebook Event & RSVP.

This is a march scheduled to take place on the 3rd of December, starting at 8:00pm. We will rally at The old court house square, and march up Santa Rosa to the Sheriffs dept. (unless people within the group “action for andy lopez” would like to start at a different location. This is Your march. This is Andy’s march so all input is welcome.. This is intended to be a peaceful action, but also an action to let the city of Santa Rosa, as well as the Sonoma County Sheriff that we will not let up, and that we will be heard. December 3rd should be a historic day in Santa Rosa.

There is also an earlier event “No arrest=No Elect” taking place at 4:30pm. This is a protest that will be held at the location of the District Attorney’s fund raiser, which she is having to raise money for a re-election campaign. Most of us will be attending this action, and then follow it up with “light up the night for Andy Lopez.

There are several reasons we are calling for a march in the dark. 1) This will cause the same police who are killing us, to spend the same money they purchase weapons and bullets to kill us with, on observing our march. 2) The 2nd reason we are calling for a march in the dark is because we are living in DARK DARK times. We live in a world, where a thug with a piece of tin on his blue shirt, can murder a 13 year old boy in cold blood, yet suffer no consequence. Because of this darkness in which we will endure, we will march in the dark……

Deputy Gelhaus may think that he killed Andy Lopez…… but he did not. Andy lives on now and forever in all of us who have been touched by this tragedy. Andy’s light will not go out, and we will be his light,3) The fear factor of this gang called the police, needs to be removed from the youth EVERYWHERE . This will help build these kids up, just as all previous and future actions that they take part in will. on December the 3rd….. We suggest all participants where black. This is not only as a symbol of mourning, but also a show of unity. We will be one on this night. To Andy’s Friends, schoolmates, peers, etc…. Ride your bikes, skate boards, scooters, or walk. Just be there. If you have a flashlight bring it. Bring pots, pans, bullhorns, or anything else to make yourself heard. Together we will bring light to the darkness in the Name of Andy Lopez.

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Dec
4
Wed
Rally to Reduce Bay Area Greenhouse Emissions & Air Quality Board Meeting @ Bay Area Air Quality Mgmt District Board Meeting
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Please mark your calendar to join Communities for a Better Environment, the Sunflower Alliance, the Richmond Environmental Justice Coalition, Idle No More, 350BayArea, Occupy, and many others for a rally at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board Meeting. We will rally at 9:00 a.m. and then go inside for the Board meeting at 9:45 a.m.

What is at Stake?

The Board will receive a report, that we have requested, to address the linkages of all of the Bay Area proposed Crude by Rail/Refinery Projects. We believe staff will try and downplay the connections and deny the Oil Industry has a Master Plan for the Bay Area Refinery Corridor.

Staff has been caving into the Oil Industry on the Regional Green House Gas Emissions Rule. It is imperative we let the Board members know the community is deeply engaged in these issues.

We need to show support to our allies on the Board who want to see Bay Area Green House Gas Emissions reduced substantially.

How Can You Help?

Contact me, Andrés Soto (andres@cbecal.org, or at 510.282.5363) and let me know if you would like to help plan the rally. This should be a relatively simple affair.
Pass the word to your friends, family and allies who are concerned about Climate Change and have them join us and/or join in the planning. I will schedule a planning meeting as soon as I hear from a critical mass of folks. It would be great to have our signs and banners for this one as well as a solid media strategy.

A delegation of us from Richmond will arrive by BART. We will meet at Richmond BART at 8:00 a.m. to catch the train and get off at the Civic Center BART Station.

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Dec
5
Thu
Low Pay is Not Okay Rally @ McDonalds
Dec 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

LowPayIsNotOkay website (find an event).

Against all odds, Fast Food Workers are organizing. In one lunch hour, you could create a tipping point for their campaign.

A whopping 52% of fast-food employees’ families are forced to rely on public assistance to put food on the table or see a doctor. That means American taxpayers are putting about $7 billion a year into fast food corporate profits. Workers are taking an enormous risk — for all of us. They’re asking us to give just one lunch hour to show solidarity and help spread their movement to new cities. Search for a rally near you and sign up to attend or to help organize.

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