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Art & protest exhibit for the Turkish people, June 29 & 30th

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An Art Exhibition Showcasing The Truth & Humor of the Turkish Resistance Original scenes from Istanbul Gezi Park Protest by Turkish American Gezi Platform: An organization representing the Turkish American Community in support of the Gezi Movement Saturday, June 29th, 4PM – 9PM Sunday, June 30th, 11AM – 2 PM Studio Location: DILEKSEZEN 1933 Union Street, San Francisco, CA  94123 51690

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Wednesday, June 12: Forum about East Bay Hills Tree Removal Plans

  FORUM: FIRE RISK REDUCTION AND TREE REMOVAL PLANS FOR THE EAST BAY HILLS’ PUBLIC LANDS   Dan Grassetti, Hills Conservation Network Peter Gray Scott, Hills Conservation Network    The University of California, East Bay Regional Park District, and the City of Oakland want to remove more than 80,000 trees in the East Bay Hills. These public-sector entities also plan to deploy a 10-year program of herbicides. This attempt to reduce fire risk is to be funded by $5.9 million from FEMA. Come to a discussion of different visions for our … Continued

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Manufacturing Guilt – New Documentary about Mumia Abu-Jamal – Two Bay Area Screenings

New Documentary Film Focuses on Mumia’s Innocence:   Manufacturing Guilt How Philadelphia’s Police and DA actively manufactured Mumia’s guilt, and suppressed his innocence   A short film by Stephen Vittoria, writer/director of “Mumia – Long Distance Revolutionary,”   with Rachel Wolkenstein, lawyer for Mumia, legal consultant on this film   TWO SHOWINGS IN THE BAY AREA!   with speakers: Rachel Wolkenstein, lawyer for Mumia, and a Member of Mumia’s Family   Speaking on: INNOCENT: the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal   Oakland: 7 PM, Friday 05 July East Side Arts Alliance,  … Continued

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OCCUPY PSYCHIATRY: Protest the APA in San Francisco, Sunday May 19, 2013

Protest at the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Conference Sunday, May 19, 2013 11:30am-5:30pm Moscone Center, 747 Howard Street, San Francisco     http://occupypsychiatry.net/occupyapa2013/130513OccupyAPANewsRelease.pdfCONTACTS: Matthew Morrissey   (415) 722-6317   mattmorr21@yahoo.com Jim Gottstein   (907) 274-7686   jim.gottstein@psychrights.org American Psychiatric Association Protest May 19, 2013 — San Francisco FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2013 On May 19th, MindFreedom International, the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights®), and the California Client Action Workgroup, organized under the Occupy Psychiatry banner, will protest of the American Psychiatric Association’s 2013 Annual Conference at the Moscone Center, 747 Howard … Continued

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Oakland Coliseum Sunday: Protest Ban of Mumia Film at Shaq O’Neal’s Theater in Newark, NJ

Protest Banning of Mumia film in Newark New Jersey!   We demand that Shaquille O’Neal Come Clean on his role in this ban!   FREE MUMIA NOW!   Come out to the Warriors Playoff Game, Oakland Arena,   11:30 am, Sunday the 12th of May!   The Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal asks you to support Oakland Teachers for Mumia in this call.   Join us at the east entrance ticket window,  or on the foot bridge to the Arena from BART.   This is not a picket … Continued

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James Connolly – Songs of Freedom Friday, May 10 at 7:30PM 518 Valencia (16th and Valencia in San Francisco) Mat Callahan will report on the progress of the project to republish Songs of Freedom, a songbook edited by Irish revolutionary James Connolly and published in 1907 in New York. A year ago, Mat first announced plans to record a selection of the songs for a CD and to reproduce the original Songs of Freedom along with two other long forgotten song books containing Connolly’s stirring lyrics. Now, the project is … Continued

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Monday May 6: Protest at PG&E Shareholders Meeting

So Many Reasons to Protest PG&E: San Bruno, Smart Meters, Diablo Canyon, EMF hazards, acoustic seismic testing, Hinkley & Kettleman Hills, fracking Monday, May 6, 2013 – 9am-1pm Outside PG&E shareholders meeting PG&E, 77 Beale St., San Francisco (Beale & Market Streets) Information: nbeety@netzero.net   San Bruno gas pipeline explosions, resulting in deaths, injury, and destruction of homes. – PG&E lied about pipeline inspections – whistleblowers harassed – NTSB report  http://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/reports/2011/PAR1101.pdf   Smart Meters, with serious problems including health impacts, electrical fire and explosion dangers, interference with electronics, privacy invasion … Continued

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Debt is a Four Letter Word. Strike Debt is an Action Verb.

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As individuals, families, and communities, most of us are drowning in debt to Wall Street for the basic things we need to live, like housing, education, and health care. Even those of us who do not have personal debt are affected by predatory lending. Our essential public services are cut because our cities and towns are held hostage by the same big banks that have been bailed out by our government in recent years. Debt resistance is just the beginning. Join us as we imagine and create a new world … Continued

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Wild Bill Bailout (Dave Lippman) concert at the BFUU Friday April 26th at 7PM

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Dave Lippman and his ego alter Wild Bill Bailout are singing Friday night April 26th at the Berkeley Fellowship Of Unitarian Universalists in Berkeley at 7 PM. Wild Bill, AKA George Shrub is the “Bard of the Bankers.” Check out some of his songs here. 1924 Cedar Street at Bonita, Berkeley, CA 48673

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Strike Debt Bay Area Strikes Back On Tax Day! Join Us!

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Banks don’t pay taxes but most people do! Banks don’t pay their debts but we are hounded if we don’t! Why must we pay income tax when banks and corporations don’t have to? They use accounting gimmicks, offshore headquarters and other scams to avoid paying their fair share. Is it fair that taxpayers bailed out the big banks, but they continue to profit at our expense? Why must we be crushed under the weight of debt for medical, educational, housing AND income tax obligations while those who have made a … Continued

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