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12:00 pm Singing on the Steps: Saving Berkeley’s Post Office and Remembering Mail Carrier Tyson Jerome Barnette. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Singing on the Steps: Saving Berkeley’s Post Office and Remembering Mail Carrier Tyson Jerome Barnette. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 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
4:00 pm Gill Tract Tree Death Tour @ Gill Tract
Gill Tract Tree Death Tour @ Gill Tract
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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
5:00 pm Rally and City Council Meeting: Support Richmond’s CARES Program Against Foreclosures and for Principal Reduction. @ Richmond City Hall
Rally and City Council Meeting: Support Richmond’s CARES Program Against Foreclosures and for Principal Reduction. @ Richmond City Hall
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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
5:00 pm Support Richmond CARES December 17 @ Richmond City Hall
Support Richmond CARES December 17 @ Richmond City Hall
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Support Richmond CARES December 17 @ Richmond City Hall | Richmond | California | United States
Rally and attend the City Council meeting that will vote to move forward with the local principal reduction program (eminent domain).  The resolution: Establishes an upper cap on the size of mortgage balance allowed into program; Establishes that the program will prioritize neighborhoods hard-hit by the crisis, predatory lending and foreclosures; Clarifies that the use of eminent domain, if needed, will be reserved for times of crisis, when underwater rates and foreclosure rates are particularly high; and Instructs staff to make a final attempt to see if the financial industry owners … Continued
5:30 pm “Happy Birthday Chelsea Manning! – FREE HER NOW!” @ Harvey Milk Plaza
“Happy Birthday Chelsea Manning! – FREE HER NOW!” @ Harvey Milk Plaza
Dec 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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