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Albany Bulb: A Festival of Resistance!
Albany Bulb: A Festival of Resistance! @ Albany Bulb (Buchanan west of I80)
Dec 1 – Dec 2 all-day
Albany Bulb: A Festival of Resistance! @ Albany Bulb (Buchanan west of I80) | Albany | California | United States
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 … Continued
March to North County Jail 5:30 am
March to North County Jail @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 1 @ 5:30 am – 7:00 am
Celebrate the New Year by joining comrades in the street on NYE in Oakland, CA: March to North County Jail Bring friends, noisemakers, fireworks Bring the noise to inmates in North County Jail. In solidarity with prisoners and prison rebels across the globe. In honor of fallen comrades. Against prison society. In the spirit of total liberation. All rebels to the streets! Source. 54451
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Occupy Forum: Participatory Budgeting. 2:00 am
Occupy Forum: Participatory Budgeting. @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Dec 3 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 am
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Occupy Forum presents… Participatory Budgeting: “Take Back Democracy – Occupy the Budget!” Presentation and Q & A with members of Community Democracy Project. What would a city look like if the residents had a say in how the city’s budget was spent? How could this be implemented? What specific legal measures and institutional structures would be necessary to make this happen? How would this change … Continued
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NO ARREST? NO ELECT! Pasta Feed Protest. 12:30 am
NO ARREST? NO ELECT! Pasta Feed Protest. @ Santa Rosa Veterans Menorial Bldg
Dec 4 @ 12:30 am – 1:30 am
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. —– 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 … Continued
LIGHT UP THE NIGHT FOR ANDY LOPEZ 4:00 am
LIGHT UP THE NIGHT FOR ANDY LOPEZ @ Old Court House Square
Dec 4 @ 4:00 am – 6:00 am
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 … Continued
Rally to Reduce Bay Area Greenhouse Emissions & Air Quality Board Meeting 5:00 pm
Rally to Reduce Bay Area Greenhouse Emissions & Air Quality Board Meeting @ Bay Area Air Quality Mgmt District Board Meeting
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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 … Continued
Statewide Mobilization to Fight Jail Expansion 5:00 pm
Statewide Mobilization to Fight Jail Expansion @ Board of State and Community Corrections
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hearing starting at 9am, rally at 1pm, lobby visits in the afternoon. On December 4th, Sheriffs throughout the state will be begging the Board of State and Community Corrections for millions of dollars to build more cages for our children. Come to Sacramento and help us show that communities across the state are united: No New Jails! Over 33 of California’s 58 counties have plans to build new jails. While some of them claim to be reformers, we know we won’t be able to pass sentencing reform or bring our … Continued
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Low Pay is Not Okay Rally 7:30 pm
Low Pay is Not Okay Rally @ McDonalds
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 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 … Continued
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Save the Berkeley Post Office: Public Meeting to Defend Our Postal Service. 3:00 am
Save the Berkeley Post Office: Public Meeting to Defend Our Postal Service. @ Berkeley Arts Festival Space
Dec 6 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
Save the Berkeley Post Office: Public Meeting to Defend Our Postal Service. @ Berkeley Arts Festival Space | Berkeley | California | United States
The Berkeley Community Heeds the Call for a Grand Alliance to Defend America’s Right to a Vibrant Public Postal Service! John Postal Workers, Berkeley Post Office Defenders, Strike Debt Bay Area, the Green Party and others interested in protecting our hard earned public resources from the profit pirates of privatization. We are gathering to discuss the next steps in this ongoing campaign and ask you to come help us formulate solutions to save our commons, in particular the Berkeley Post Office which is on the auction block. Come learn more … Continued
First Friday: Food & Toy Drive with Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition 5:00 pm
First Friday: Food & Toy Drive with Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition @ First Friday, corner of 25th & Telegraph
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
PLEASE JOIN THE JUSTICE 4 ALAN BLUEFORD COALITION FOR 1st FRIDAY ON DEC 6TH AT THE ALAN BLUEFORD CENTER 4 JUSTICE (ABC4J):   December is Alan’s birthday month & it’s the holiday season of giving, so in that spirit, this month’s 1st Friday at the Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice is dedicated to the food & toy donation drive. Dec 6th will only be the 1st day the donation drive, after that, we will be collecting donations from M-F noon-6pm at ABC4J which is located at 2434 Telegraph Ave; the … Continued
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First Friday: Oakland Privacy Group Exhibit and Outreach Against the Domain Awareness Center. 1:30 am
First Friday: Oakland Privacy Group Exhibit and Outreach Against the Domain Awareness Center. @ First Friday - We'll be somewhere in the mix!
Dec 7 @ 1:30 am – 5:00 am
Join Oakland Privacy Group peeps as we pass out literature, show a slide show, perhaps have mock-up surveillance units and discuss our opposition to the Domain Awareness Center, Oakland’s implementation of ‘1984’ on steroids. Join us also for our next meeting at the Sudo Room on December 11th.54207
Self-Determination and the National Question – A Class. 11:00 pm
Self-Determination and the National Question – A Class. @ Workers World Offices, Oakland (#411, ring buzzer)
Dec 7 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 1:00 am
Hear John Parker, Workers World Party National Committee and International Action Center West Coast Coordinator, lead a class on Lenin, Self-Determination and The National Question. There will be lots of opportunity for discussion and questions. Facebook page & RSVP.54059
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Film Screening: “The Battle for Oscar Grant Plaza” 11:00 pm
Film Screening: “The Battle for Oscar Grant Plaza” @ Sudo Room (entrance on 22nd St, buzzer)
Dec 8 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 9 @ 1:00 am
Short documentary screening: “The Battle for Oscar Grant Plaza” by Jacob Crawford and co-produced by Dave Id, Indybay.org. The documentary shows how the City of Oakland and its Police tried to shut down the budding “Occupy Wall Street” movement, turning downtown Oakland into a teargas filled war zone and injuring numerous people. Police video obtained in discovery in the National Lawyers Guild’s successful lawsuit and interviews with activists and journalists about their experiences, tell the real story of the disastrous Fall 2011 police actions that pushed the troubled OPD to … Continued
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Private Manning’s Lawyer Speaks 6:30 pm
Private Manning’s Lawyer Speaks @ Humanist Hall
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
David Coombs, attorney for American prisoner of conscience US Army Pvt. Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, will speak at three upcoming West Coast events hosted by the Private Manning Support Network. Mr. Coombs continues to represent the heroic WikiLeaks whistle-blower recently sentenced to 35-years in military prison. Monday, Dec. 9 at 6:30pm — Oakland CA Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street, Oakland CA 94612 Event will include Q&A with Mr. Coombs, and a fund pitch by the Support Network to benefit Pvt. Manning’s ongoing defense efforts, including pending legal appeals. Oakland event … Continued
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OccupyForum presents: How Market Ideology and Corporate Power Are Killing Our Health Care System. 2:00 am
OccupyForum presents: How Market Ideology and Corporate Power Are Killing Our Health Care System. @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Dec 10 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 am
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Americans don’t have a health care system, they have a free enterprise system beholden to corporate executives, shareholders and investors from the industries that benefit the most from high costs. While pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies and medical product companies profit, taxpayers are getting squeezed at an accelerating rate. Our market-based, profit-driven health care system in the United States has put necessary care increasingly beyond the … Continued
Whose Oakland? The Challenges of Fighting for an Economically and Racially Just City. 2:30 am
Whose Oakland? The Challenges of Fighting for an Economically and Racially Just City. @ First Christian Church
Dec 10 @ 2:30 am – 4:00 am
A continuing discussion on the state of our city. Presented by the Oakland Branch of the International Socialist Organization. At this meeting we’ll discuss how our side has begun to fight back, the challenges of activism in Oakland, and the possibilities for people to create an alternative Oakland build around our own needs and desires.54304
Albany Bulb Eviction Defense Breakfast Potluck 8:00 am
Albany Bulb Eviction Defense Breakfast Potluck @ Albany Bulb at the amphitheatre
Dec 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Evictions and destruction of people’s belonging began yesterday, December 9th. This meetup announced via a tweet by ShareTheBulb yesterday (Monday) afternoon.54328
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Christmas at Casino San Pay-Low! 12:30 am
Christmas at Casino San Pay-Low! @ Casino San Pablo
Dec 11 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am
In 2005, Casino San Pablo promised to provide good jobs with good benefits. The Casino made $200 million a year in 2011-2012 – but its workers have had a wage freeze for 4 years, and more and more of them are working part time with no benefits! Casino San Pay-LOW has BROKEN ITS PROMISES! Come present the Casino with the WORST BOSS OF THE YEAR award – and a stocking of coal! 54261
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BBQ, Speakout, Rally and March in Remembrance of Renisha Williams 8:00 pm
BBQ, Speakout, Rally and March in Remembrance of Renisha Williams @ Rainbow Park
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 15 @ 1:00 am
BBQ AND EATS – SPEAKOUT – RALLY – MARCH “Join us as we record video messages of solidarity for Nisah, her family, and her community.” Childcare provided. Facebook event & RSVP. HERE WE GO AGAIN, EVERYTIME WE TURN AROUND NOW ITS ONE BLACK LIFE AFTER ANOTHER ASSASSINATED, JUSTIFIED, AND SWEPT UNDER A RUG, WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR RENISHAS KILLER AS WELL AS ALL PEOPLE KILLED UNJUSTLY BY SO CALLED PROPERTY DEFENDERS AND WANNA BE LAW ABIDING CITIZENS. WE DEMAND TO KNOW WHY THEY DIDNT GET A POLICE CALL UNTIL HRS … Continued
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Worker Solidarity! Union Garden Work Party. 6:00 pm
Worker Solidarity! Union Garden Work Party.
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 1:00 am
Worker Solidarity! Union Garden Work Party with UNITE HERE 2850, Planting Justice, and MG! at the Home of Isidoro Saravia-Ramos Facebook notice. Isidoro singing a song of struggle on the land we’ll be cultivating! Join UNITE HERE 2850, Planting Justice, and Movement Generation in planting a “Union Garden” at the home of UNITE HERE 2850 member and Casino San Pablo dishwasher, Isidoro Saravia-Ramos. Despite the fact that the Casino brings in over $200 million in revenue, the average Casino worker only earns $9.60/hour and hasn’t received a raise in 4 … Continued
Group Photo and Card-signing for Kali. FREE KALI! 11:00 pm
Group Photo and Card-signing for Kali. FREE KALI! @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Dec 15 @ 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm
WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT? DON’T KNOW WHO KALI IS? Here’s the not-so-short version: Monday will mark another year since a beloved part of our community was ripped away from us and locked up behind bars…because he dared to love and fight for a better life and something bigger than himself. WHY WAS HE ARRESTED? As absurd as it sounds even now, he was initially taken into custody for sitting on a public bench with a blanket. But we know the real reason they brutalized him and locked him away for … Continued
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Documentary Film Showing: Soweto to Berkeley at the LongHaul. 3:00 am
Documentary Film Showing: Soweto to Berkeley at the LongHaul. @ Long Haul Infoshop, not far from Ashby BART
Dec 16 @ 3:00 am – 4:30 am
The Long Haul Infoshop will be showing the documentary ‘Soweto to Berkeley’ this week, and is welcoming anti-Apartheid activists to speak. From Soweto to Berkeley Documentary (1987), 50 min, dir. Scott Wiseman “Soweto to Berkeley” explores the student protests and debates at UC Berkeley in the 1980s which led to the Board of Regents decision to withdraw $3.1 billion in funds from companies doing business in South Africa. With the students’ tactics including occupations and direct actions, their organizing efforts, and their successes and failures, still resonate today. Discussion to … Continued
Occupy Forum: The (Real – Really!) Trial of George Bush for the Iraq War. 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: The (Real – Really!) Trial of George Bush for the Iraq War. @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! The Spirit of CODEPINK: More than Marches! with Nancy Mancias and Inder Comar On April 3, 2014, the class action lawsuit targeting six key members of the Bush Administration will come before the United States District Court in San Francisco. Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi single mother of four, is the lead plaintiff in the class action lawsuit. George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, and Paul Wolfowitz … Continued
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Singing on the Steps: Saving Berkeley’s Post Office and Remembering Mail Carrier Tyson Jerome Barnette. 8:00 pm
Singing on the Steps: Saving Berkeley’s Post Office and Remembering Mail Carrier Tyson Jerome Barnette. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mail Carrier Tyson Jerome Barnette was killed recently while delivering mail after dark in Maryland. He would never have been delivering mail after dark but for USPS mismanagement, under staffing, and the mass closings of mail processing centers. Monetary reasons are the why of after dark mail delivery. Never again should the USPS “lose a life to save a dollar.” Join us for SINGING ON THE STEPS OF THE BERKELEY MAIN POST OFFICE with Hali Hammer, Dave Welsh & Anna DeLeon and remembering Tyson Jerome Barnette. (Event will be cancelling … Continued
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Gill Tract Tree Death Tour 12:00 am
Gill Tract Tree Death Tour @ Gill Tract
Dec 18 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am
100 trees on public community farmland are slated for destruction… to build a parking lot and supermarket! The Albany, CA Planning and Zoning Commission just approved a development plan for UC Berkeley’s Gill Tract, one that includes the destruction of these 100 beautiful trees and paving of acres of open green space to build a purely commercial development with no educational value. Jeff Bond, Albany’s “community development director” graciously agreed to give a tour of these trees to the public. Please come and bear witness yourself! We hope it will … Continued
Rally and City Council Meeting: Support Richmond’s CARES Program Against Foreclosures and for Principal Reduction. 1:00 am
Rally and City Council Meeting: Support Richmond’s CARES Program Against Foreclosures and for Principal Reduction. @ Richmond City Hall
Dec 18 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
Strike Debt Bay Area has been working with ACCE and the Richmond Progressive Alliance against the Big Banks and for Richmond homeowners, attempting to create national awareness on the issue of principal reduction and the use of eminent domain to help.  Read about the issue in an essay written by two SDBA’ers. Now another key vote is set on the issue at the Richmond City Council: Tuesday, December 17, 5 PM Critical Vote on Anti-Blight/Save Our Communities There will be national media coverage.  We must show that the Council has … Continued
“Happy Birthday Chelsea Manning! – FREE HER NOW!” 1:30 am
“Happy Birthday Chelsea Manning! – FREE HER NOW!” @ Harvey Milk Plaza
Dec 18 @ 1:30 am – 2:30 am
Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning is the US soldier sentenced to 35 years in jail for leaking thousands of documents to Wikileaks exposing US and other governments’ war crimes and corruption. She is 26 years old on this day. Ever since she was detained and tortured in 2010, international protests, including from LGBTQ people, have demanded her release. Demonstrate your support for her courageous whistleblowing, and for all who blow the whistle on corruption, dictatorship and dirty government secrets. 54386
“We Are Staying: Not One More Eviction!!!” (Mission Eviction Protest) 8:00 pm
“We Are Staying: Not One More Eviction!!!” (Mission Eviction Protest) @ In front of Revolution Cafe
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 19 @ 7:45 am
Join Eviction Free San Francisco and all allies in the fight for housing justice in San Francisco as we take on a landlord (to be named at the action) in San Francisco’s Mission District. We Say “HELL NO” to the displacement of seniors, artists, immigrants, and workers from this vibrant, diverse, working-class Neighborhood and citywide! Join two long – time San Franciscans (one disabled senior) who refuse to leave the city they love! By standing up for this household, we stand up for all of our Mission homes…all of us … Continued
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Supper Club Pot Luck with the Public School 2:00 am
Supper Club Pot Luck with the Public School @ Sudo Room (entrance on 22nd St, buzzer)
Dec 20 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am
Bring a dish or just bring yourself, enjoy a potluck meal with our neighbors, The Public School! Getting there. 54391
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Don’t Steal our Postal Services Rally! 9:00 pm
Don’t Steal our Postal Services Rally! @ Staples, Downtown Berkeley
Dec 21 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 22 @ 12:00 am
Don’t  Steal our Postal Services Rally! @ Staples, Downtown Berkeley | Berkeley | California | United States
Don’t  Steal our Postal Services Rally In front of the Staples store 2352 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley The Berkeley Post Office and post offices all over the US are under threat of being fraudulently sold! In a new attack, US postal services have been snuck into 84 Staples stores all over the country – including Berkeley.  Postal services are being provided by low-wage Staples employees, not living-wage Postal professionals. Please join us to: Oppose privatization of the US Postal Services and all public resources. Privatization brings higher prices and worse quality. … Continued
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GA at Mike W.’s house this Sunday! Hike & feed 3:00 pm
GA at Mike W.’s house this Sunday! Hike & feed
Dec 22 @ 3:00 pm – Dec 22 @ 8:30 pm
GA at Mike W.'s house this Sunday! Hike & feed
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly will convene over food and libation this week at Mike’s house in El Cerrito.  We normally meet at 2:00 PM, but our holiday GA, hike and social will begin later than our usual time: 3:00 PM for a hike on the Albany Hill, 4:30 PM for a short meeting, 5:30 PM for a holiday meal. If you would like to attend either: – send email to Mike (electionamend@gmail.com) for directions – call Mike at 510-299-0493 for directions – show up at the Oscar Grant Plaza … Continued
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Occupy The Fed. 11:00 pm
Occupy The Fed. @ Federal Reserve Building, near Embarcadero
Dec 23 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 24 @ 5:00 am
Occupy The Fed. @ Federal Reserve Building, near Embarcadero | San Francisco | California | United States
This will be the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Federal Reserve. Monday evening from 6 – 9, OccupyForum will hold its meeting at the FED (101 Market) and have a panel of speakers. There are some Scheduled events. 5:30 – anti-corporate caroling 6-6:30 – Illuminator will project a message onto the Fed,  also the Petaluminator, possibly Light Brigade Please bring flashlights and other ways to “shed light” on the FED 6:30 – 7:00 – Occupy Forum, topic the Federal Reserve and alternatives (see below)  And other ideas: – Chalkupy: Ideas for a giant … Continued
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Join CCSF Faculty on Dec. 26 – Injunctive relief hearing. Halt the Shutdown! 8:30 am
Join CCSF Faculty on Dec. 26 – Injunctive relief hearing. Halt the Shutdown! @ San Francisco Superior Court, room 304
Dec 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
On Dec. 26th, at 8:30 a.m., forget the shopping (or returning) and support Community College of San Francisco in Superior Court. Join us to hear CFT/AFT 2121 and the SF City Attorney’s request for injunctive relief. The actions against City College by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) must be stopped!  54420
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Protest against Korean Government Repression. Stop Mass Firings of South Korean Railway Workers! 8:00 pm
Protest against Korean Government Repression. Stop Mass Firings of South Korean Railway Workers! @ South Korean Consulate
Dec 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Subject: Urgent Action: Protest against Korean Government Repression on Dec 27 Noon SF Rally to Defend the Right to Strike! Free All Arrested Strikers! Stop Mass Firings of South Korean Railway Workers! Victory to the KCTU General Strike! 8,565 Korail workers have been suspended and their union offices raided because of their strike action against privatization which began on December 9, 2013. This is not the first attack by the Korean government on the labor movement. Teachers’ unions have been threatened with being banned and workers have been sued personally … Continued
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11:00 pm
@ In front of The Fed
Dec 31 2013 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 1 2014 @ 1:00 am
Chalkupy (or Occuchalk) every Tuesday at 3pm in front of 101 Market Street. Bring yourself and your ideas and let’s put it in chalk in front of the Federal Reserve Bank at 101 Market Street in San Francisco. Other actions in and around 101 Market Street in San Francisco as well. Contact Mike Zint at https://www.facebook.com/#!/mzint1?fref=ts54421
New Year’s Eve Dance Party at the Holdout 8:00 pm
New Year’s Eve Dance Party at the Holdout @ The Holdout
Dec 31 2013 @ 8:00 pm – 1:00 am
Eats. Raffle. Tattoos. Live Musik!54390