Justice 4 Alan Blueford Coalition Meeting @ The Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us as we start a new year and plan a rally for February 13th demanding that Kamala Harris prosecute Miguel Masso for the murder of Alan Blueford.

Get up-to-date on the civil lawsuit that is proceeding against OPD and the City of Oakland.

JAB has denounced the Domain Awareness Center and may have a speaker at the anti-DAC rally on February 4th.

Come help us out in the fight for Justice 4 Alan and against police terrorism in general.

Albany Bulb Petition Drive to restore parking & Orion’s Joy Of The Bulb Sunset Walk @ Albany Bulb
Feb 2 @ 11:30 pm – Feb 3 @ 1:30 am
Albany Bulb Petition Drive to restore parking & Orion's Joy Of The Bulb Sunset Walk @ Albany Bulb | Albany | California | United States

3:30PM Petition Drive to Restore Parking 50 parking places at the Bulb
430 PM Sunset Hike

     3:30 PM:   Drop by a table at the Albany Bulb parking lot to encourage people to demand that the city of Albany restore Parking at the BULB so the working class and their dogs and children can enjoy our park.

Recently the City has put up NO PARKING signs along the north side of Buchanan Street, eliminating about 50 parking spaces frequently used by visitors to the Bulb. There is no good environmental or health & safety reason that this action has been taken, that road is very lightly trafficked, so there is no case for making it two lanes (going west only). The City is trying to reduce usage of the Bulb and isolate the residents from the community. At this point all the parking spots for the Bulb in the small lot near the porta-potty are filled all weekend long, causing recreational would-be users to drive around in circles, wasting gasoline waiting for a spot to become free, and blocking disappointed users from giving up and driving away to find another place to walk.  The only parking alternative is to drive across the bridge over the freeway and fill up spots in the surrounding residential neighborhoods and walk back about a half mile crossing the railroad tracks through a hole in the fence to return to the Bulb. The City and the Sierra Club and other bourgeois groups have been arguing that the residents need to be evicted from the Bulb and the art must be destroyed in order make the area accessible to all community members, but this action dramatically restricting the heavy citizen use of the Bulb gives lie to that rationale. In fact, last Sunday there was an Albany police cruiser patrolling the parking for long periods, as well a a Albany fire truck traversing the dirt roads, apparently aimed at discouraging people from using the Bulb. What seems to scare the City and Sierra Club is exactly the popularity of the Bulb with visitors AS IT IS, uniquely unencumbered by numbing bureaucratic restrictions on artistic expression, camping or recreation, such as walking your dog OFF LEASH. There is to my knowledge no other place on the Bay where you can throw a stick for your dog into the water or create art from washed up debris.

  We stopped the City Of Oakland from extending parking meter hours a few years back. Recently this December 500 signatures and hundreds of Active Water Gate Residents forced the Emeryville Go Round bus Company to restore the Watergate  Bus Stop. We can make the authorities respond to our demands here, as well.

 500,OOO DOLLARS has been SPENT TO DESTROY the BULB. THEY ARE NOT GOING TO STOP THIS TIME UNLESS WE HAVE A MASS MOVEMENT. Call or email Orion to volunteer to collect signatures at other times at:   (510) 541-3835
For more info on the Bulb see


At 4:30 or so after collecting signatures there wil be an Art Walk around the Bulb. This walk was inspired by a burning man funeral that took place at the Albany Bulb January 11th, over 100 people honered their comrade with a Norse-style boat burning and fire works ceremony. It was very moving.

But many of you haven’t see the BULB I have seen. Please visit by yourself…or join my sunset walk on Sunday, Feb. 2. Heavy rain cancels.


Meet at the parking lot at 1 Buchanan Street Extension, Albany 4:30 pm   Bring water. snacks, drinks, & flashlights.

Visit the wonderful chair/throne  built years ago and still there and inscribed “from me to you” and watch sunset from beach then take a 15 min walk to Osha Neuman’s “Crying Women Sculpture.”  There we will share stories of the Bulb, future, present and past, & maybe music. Then go to Mad Mike’s Castle & look through the port hole and see the Golden Gate Bridge framed perfectly in the window. And come back on the Water Trail which has 100s of flag stones and finish at the MOSAIC HEART. The trip should be about 2 hrs. We plan to have minimum disturbance to  our friends the residents.

Call me or email me or just show up. To get a preview of art go to:
Google ‘image search’ albany bulb

Orion (510) 541-3835

Check out some of Orion’s songs here:

Drone You

You Can Watch TV

David Nadel

They Never Change


Martyrs Of New Orleans

Interview with Orion on KPFA News about new parking restrictions

GG speaking before Albany Shitty Council on homelessness and the Bulb


Open University Teach-in, Meeting via Occupy Cal @ Sproul Plaza, Mario Savio Steps
Feb 4 @ 1:00 am – 2:00 am

Join the Open University @ Occupy Cal for our initial meeting of the semester on Monday Feb. 3rd 2014 on the Mario Savio steps.

1) Ax the Regents:
The UC Board of Regents is the root of all evil for the UC system. This board consists of 18 members appointed by the state Governor for 12 year terms, 7 Ex Officio members, and 1 Student appointed for 1 year terms. None of the board members are democratically elected and some are/will be on their second 12 year terms if we do nothing!

The individuals appointed/reappointed by Gov. Brown are all campaign contributors of his as the following article delineates and all have been heavily involved in the privatization, militarization and betrayal of Public Education.

2) BP Off Campus:
The BP-EBI deal is a $500 Million privatization scam which has diverted critical Energy research at Cal from truly sustainable sources to GMO microbes for rapid fossil fuel production patents for BP. Find all the details on our campaign website:

3) People’s History of Activism at Cal:
In an effort to prevent past activist mistakes and to create an institutional memory of all activism at Cal, the Open University has initiated an effort to compile, edit, and present an ongoing people’s history of activism at Cal. Find below one of such articles:

4) Cops Off Campus:
From the UCPD thugs that brutally beat peaceful student protesters at Cal on Nov. 9th 2011 or pepper sprayed peaceful students at UC Davis on Nov. 17th 2011 to the recent takeover of the UC Presidency by the secretary of homeland security (a.k.a. the chief federal cop) all presence of armed hired hands is an unprecedented disturbing. Most civilized countries do not allow the presence of armed police on school and university campuses. Then why would the #1 Public University in the world allow such a travesty?

Original notice on Indybay.

Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Feb 4 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am

The Postal Service has put the Berkeley Post Office up for sale!!

The Postal Service has started to outsource Post Office services to Staples, replacing union jobs with low-paying, low benefit work.

And we’re fighting against both!

Come help us plan our next steps.   The City Council is on a path to pass some sort of Zoning Overlay which will protect the Post Office against various commercial uses. We need to stay on top of it. The American Postal Workers Union is planning more actions against Staples; we need to support them.  Encouraging articles have come out just recently about using  Post Offices as banking facilities for the unbanked and we need to be on the leading edge of that.  And Barbara Lee has introduced even stronger language into legislation to stop the sale of Historic Post Offices.




Keystone XL Protest Vigil — light the night with our resolve to stop the pipeline! @ State Department Offices
Feb 4 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am

The Environmental Impact Statement released by the State Department on Friday does not take a stand on whether President Obama should approve the pipeline. That�s good and bad: on the one hand, it�s better than the previous reports, which gave much more support for the pipe — but on the other hand, it avoids the glaringly obvious fact that that a pipeline carrying 800,000 barrels per day of the world�s dirtiest oil would be a disaster for the climate, and the lives of Indigenous communities, farmers and homes along the route.

We�ve been in this place before. We may be here again. And what counts in moments like these is not the words in Washington�s reports, but rather the voices of people in the streets — that�s what changes the equation for the President.

Occupy Forum: Theater of the Oppressed @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Feb 4 @ 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!

OccupyForum presents

Jiwon Chung and friends:

Theater of the Oppressed

Theater of the Oppressed is a collection of games, techniques and exercises for using theater as a vehicle for personal and social transformation. It uses the dynamized human body and the charged theatrical space as a laboratory for exploring power, transforming oppression, and finding solutions to the fundamental problems of conflict, inequality, injustice and human suffering.

Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed has spread across the Americas and more than 70 countries worldwide. Theatre of the Oppressed is taught in classrooms and in the streets, bringing together students, scholars, administrators, policy makers, and community activists in the pursuit of social justice and human rights. Its use is particularly timely today given the worldwide attention to the rights of the indigenous peoples represented by the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2007.

Jiwon Chung is a professional actor, director, and a key theorist of Theater of the Oppressed. He is the Artistic Director of Kairos Theater Ensemble, Adjunct professor at Starr King School at the Graduate Theological Union, and past President of the national organization for Theater of the Oppressed. Author of numerous books, articles, and performances, he is considered a pioneer in the integration of somatics, theater of the oppressed, and socially engaged art. The focus of his work is in the application of theater as a tool for social and political change, using Theater of the Oppressed to challenge, resist, and transform systemic oppression and structural violence and to redress large scale historical atrocity and injustice. His approach to performance and social change is informed by his background as veteran, martial artist, and 3 decades of Vipassana meditation.

Public Education for all! How to Stop the Corporate Agenda of Privatization @ Science 200, CCSF Ocean Campus
Feb 5 @ 1:00 am – 2:00 am


Dr. Strauss is an author and practicing Baltimore-area neurologist and Ph.D. linguistics scholar. He is a frequent writer and speaker on education issues, to which he brings an anti-capitalist analysis and the passion of a parent with two children educated in public schools. He was a participant in the 2011 Save Our Schools protest in Washington, D.C. against corporatization and high-stakes testing.

DON’T SELL THE PEOPLE OF OAKLAND TO THE DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY! @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre and City Council chambers
Feb 5 @ 2:00 am – 9:30 am

Stop the Domain Awareness Center before it gets built!!!

Come on Out to Oscar Grant Plaza and City Council Chambers – Together We Say:


Outside: Feast! Music! Rally! Late Night Films! More.

Facebook page & RSVP.

Read about the Domain Awareness Center.

The Oakland Privacy website.

Reference: The DAC FAQ

Twitter: @Oaklandprivacy.

Also, sign the on line petition to stop the DAC.

See Also: The Face of Quan. The Arms of Santana. The Body of OPD. Or, DAC Spelled Correctly is NSA.


DAC Opposition photo no-surveillance-city-council_zps7d741c77.jpg

 photo dac-dcu_zps50814aaa.jpg

Also, sign the on line petition to stop the DAC.



Introduction to Research Justice: How Does Research Aid Revolution? A Live Broadcast Webinar @ On the Internet
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Research Justice Collective, in collaboration with the Data Center, the Dream Resource Center, and the Industrial Workers of the World Survey & Research Committee, presents



Data Center

Dream Resource Center

IWW Survey & Research Committee

Those in power rule by coercion and consent. We see this in the violence wreaked by states when people are caught in the borders. By bosses when workers rise up. By the police when they stop and frisk Black bodies and, sadly, take Black lives.

We accept this violence because knowledge produced by mainstream institutions tells us this is okay, the normal order of things. White men in lab coats take measurements and proclaim in courtroom documents and academic journals, that this is all in order. Grassroots voices, the experiences of the dispossessed, are not considered. Power over is justified.

Research justice is about subverting this order of things. To challenge the status quo by confronting mainstream knowledge with our own experiences and inquiries. To tear down the walls separating researcher from researched. And, to use community-driven research to unsettle power and transform our worlds.

Join us for a live webinar where we introduce the framework of research justice and share two case studies. Jay Donahue will present a new toolkit by the Data Center. Imelda Plascencia will share a research justice project by undocumented youth across California, inquiring about health care and wellness. Last, the IWW Survey & Research Committee will present militant research, where workers-researchers combine campaign research with worker’s inquiry to build one big union.

The moderator is Joe Aasim and technical/outreach support provided by Yvonne Yen Liu, both of the Research Justice Collective.



Sign up on our mailing list to receive information about upcoming events:

The Research Justice Collective is looking for dreamers and schemers to join us. Interested? Fill out this survey by March 1, 2014:

Join us in Detroit for the 16th annual Allied Media Conference, June 19-22, 2014:


The Research Justice Collective is
___ Christine Schweidler, Boston, MA
___ Joe Aasim (@bikejobdet), Detroit, MI
___ Kat A. Hartman (@kat_a_hartman), Detroit, MI
___ Saba Waheed (@sabawaa), Los Angeles, CA
___ Yvonne Yen Liu (@yvonnegraphy), Los Angeles, CA

Feb 6 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am
Strike Debt: Politics of Debt: New Currency Theory and Michael Hudson’s ‘The Bubble and Beyond’ @ Public School Space (entrance on 22nd St, use buzzer)
Feb 6 @ 3:30 am – 5:00 am

This class will delve into the differences between Modern Monetary Theory and New Currency Theory (only recently devised).  Does MMT hold the only solutions for monetary or banking reform?  Or is NCT have better options?  We’ll read this position paper from the latest Real-World Economics Review to understand the nuances of our debt based financial system:

Michael Hudson’s ‘The Bubble and Beyond’ will also be mixed in the discussion. Chapter 3, ‘How Economic Theory Came to Ignore the Role of Debt’ and chapter 6 ‘The Financial Character of Today’s Crisis’ will attempt to clear up misconceptions about debt in economics.  I will scan these chapters and make them available as soon as possible.

see you there!

Film Screening of ‘Edible City.’ @ Room 159
Feb 7 @ 3:00 am – 4:30 am

Highlighting the most dynamic food initiatives in the Bay, including the fight for the Gill Tract Farm (Occupy the Farm). Q&A with the director afterwards, and free Cheesboard pizza!

Joint Conference: Join the Fight Against Veolia Corporation: Stop Privatization and Union Busting. @ Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Feb 8 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 9 @ 5:00 am

Facebook Page and RSVP.

Flyer with more info.

The Veolia Group is a French owned multi-national, which plays a growing role in the world economy pushing privatization of water resources, transportation and other public services.
In the Bay Area, Veolia has pushed for the privatization of water treatment in Richmond, CA, which has led to union busting and environmental degradation. Thomas P. Hoch, Vice President of Veolia Transportation Services was hired to represent BART management in recent negotiations. Hoch attacked BART unions ATU 1555, SEIU 1021 and AFSCME 993.
Veolia is also involved in privatizing transportation services and has attacked unions such as the Boston School Bus Drivers USW 8751, where Veolia has blatantly violated their union contract and fired 4 of the union leaders. They are still fighting for their jobs back, (Team Solidarity- the Voice of United School Bus Union Workers).

Globally, the Veolia group is the largest water privatization company and various environmental groups have tracked its record of destruction and corruption. In the occupied West Bank, subsidiaries of the group operated segregated buses to illegal Israeli settlements, operated an illegal settler dump and ran a light rail system that sustains the Israeli settlements around Jerusalem.

Communities all around the world have organized against Veolia and managed to get their cities and unions to pass anti-privatization resolutions declaring their cities “Veolia Free”.

Topics will include: Veolia’s labor, environmental and human rights
record and what poor and working people can do about their activities.
We invite you, your union/organization to attend and endorse this conference.
1:00 PM Registration
1:15 PM Introductions
Speakers: Steve Gillis, VP USW 8751*, Boston School Bus 5; George Figueroa, BART ATU 1555*; Charles Smith, AFSCME 444* and Richmond Fight with Veolia; Omar Barghouti Co-founder BNC, Palestine
2:45 PM International Panel
Speakers: Hugh Lanning, Chair, Palestine Solidarity Committee in UK; Jackie Lewis, London Regional Committee of Unison, Dump Veolia Information Group and PSC; Dalit Baum, Middle East Program, AFSC
3:45 PM Regional Panel
Speakers: Erin Diaz , Director, Public Water Works! Campaign, Corporate Accountability International (Boston); Lois Pearlman, Sonoma Campaign N. Coast Coalition For Palestine; Mikos Fabersonne, Chair, Davis Committee for Palestinian Rights (DCPR); Clarence Thomas, ILWU Local 10 Executive Board*
5:00 PM Workshops-Education and Action, Labor And Privatization, Organizing In Local Communities
6:00 – 6:30 PM Report Back and Action Proposals
7:30 PM Film Screening “Even The Rain” and poetry, music by Dave Welsh and others.
(* for identification only)
Endorsers: Team Solidarity- the Voice of United School Bus Union Workers, UTU 1741, San Francisco Labor Council, Food And Water Watch, United Public Workers For Action, Inter Union Organizing Committee at CDPH, Labor Video Project, Workers World Party, Marcha Patriótica – Capítulo California , International Action Center, American Friends Service Committee, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, Jewish Voice for Peace, Code Pink, Transportation Workers Solidarity Committee
For registration and contact: call 415-282-1908

Open Day at the Student Organic Garden. @ Student Organic Garden
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Discussion to plan the next steps for Grow the Revolution.

Birthday Party for Tristan Anderson @ The Holdout
Feb 10 @ 1:00 am – 6:00 am

Show some love for Tristan on his birthday, and show some love for the Holdout too! Kid friendly, wheel chair accessible. Free food. Tristan’s been through a lot, his body has been through a lot. This winter [get out in the streets with us THURS MARCH 13] marks five years since Tristan was shot in the head with a tear gas grenade, changing his life forever. Join us Sun Feb 9 to have a good time and cherish our comrades. Every birthday is a victory against state aggression.


Facebook page & RSVP.

The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance @ The Internet
Feb 11 – Feb 12 all-day

Thousands of websites will host banners urging people to call/email Congress. Plans may change, but we intend to ask legislators to oppose the FISA Improvements Act, support the USA Freedom Act, and enact protections for non-Americans.

From The Day We Fight Back Website:

In January 2012 we defeated the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation with the largest Internet protest in history. A year ago this month one of that movement’s leaders, Aaron Swartz, tragically passed away.

Today we face a different threat, one that undermines the Internet, and the notion that any of us live in a genuinely free society: mass surveillance.

If Aaron were alive, he’d be on the front lines, fighting against a world in which governments observe, collect, and analyze our every digital action.

Now, on the anniversary of Aaron’s passing, and in celebration of the win against SOPA and PIPA that he helped make possible, we are planning a day of protest against mass surveillance, to take place this February 11th.


 Press Release:

Washington, DC – A broad coalition of activist groups, companies, and online platforms will hold a worldwide day of activism in opposition to the NSA’s mass spying regime on February 11th. Dubbed “The Day We Fight Back”, the day of activism was announced on the eve of the anniversary of the tragic passing of activist and technologist Aaron Swartz. The protest is both in his honor and in celebration of the victory over the Stop Online Piracy Act two years ago this month, which he helped spur.

Participants including Access, Demand Progress, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Fight for the Future, Free Press, BoingBoing, Reddit, Mozilla, ThoughtWorks, and more to come, will join potentially millions of Internet users to pressure lawmakers to end mass surveillance — of both Americans and the citizens of the whole world.

On January 11, 2013, Aaron Swartz took his own life. Aaron had a brilliant, inquisitive mind that he employed towards the ends of technology, writing, research, art, and so much more. Near the end of his life, his focus was political activism, in support of civil liberties, democracy, and economic justice.

Aaron sparked and helped guide the movement that would eventually defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act in January 2012. That bill would have destroyed the Internet as we know it, by blocking access to sites that allowed for user-generated content — the very thing that makes the Internet so dynamic.

David Segal, executive director of Demand Progress, which he co-founded with Swartz, said: “Today the greatest threat to a free Internet, and broader free society, is the National Security Agency’s mass spying regime. If Aaron were alive he’d be on the front lines, fighting back against these practices that undermine our ability to engage with each other as genuinely free human beings.” According to Roy Singham, Chairman of the global technology company ThoughtWorks, where Aaron was working up until the time of his passing:

“Aaron showed us that being a technologist in the 21st century means taking action to prevent technology from being turned against the public interest. The time is now for the global tribe of technologists to rise up together and defeat mass surveillance.”

According to Josh Levy of Free Press:

“Since the first revelations last summer, hundreds of thousands of Internet users have come together online and offline to protest the NSA’s unconstitutional surveillance programs. These programs attack our basic rights to connect and communicate in private, and strike at the foundations of democracy itself. Only a broad movement of activists, organizations and companies can convince Washington to restore these rights.”

Brett Solomon, Executive Director, Access, added:

“Aaron thought in systems. He knew that a free and open internet is a critical prerequisite to preserving our free and open societies. His spirit lives in our belief that where there are threats to this freedom, we will rise to overcome them. On February 11th, we’ll rise against mass surveillance.”

On the day of action, the coalition and the activists it represents make calls and drive emails to lawmakers. Owners of websites will install banners to encourage their visitors to fight back against surveillance, and employees of technology companies will demand that their organizations do the same. Internet users are being asked to develop memes and change their social media avatars to reflect their demands.

Websites and Internet users who want to talk part can visit to sign up for email updates and to register websites to participate. Regular updates will be posted to the site between now and the February 11th day of action.

WHO: Access, Demand Progress, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Fight for the Future, Free Press, The Other 98%, BoingBoing, Mozilla, Reddit, ThoughtWorks — and many more to come

WHAT: Day of Action in Opposition to Mass Spying, Honoring Aaron Swartz and SOPA Blackout Anniversary

WHEN: February 11, 2014


  1. Visit
  2. Sign up to indicate that you’ll participate and receive updates.
  3. Sign up to install widgets on websites encouraging its visitors to fight back against surveillance. (These are being finalized in coming days.)
  4. Use the social media tools on the site to announce your participation.
  5. Develop memes, tools, websites, and do whatever else you can to participate — and encourage others to do the same.
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office (inside if it is really cold)
Feb 11 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am

The Postal Service has put the Berkeley Post Office up for sale!!

The Postal Service has started to outsource Post Office services to Staples, replacing union jobs with low-paying, low benefit work.

And we’re fighting against both!

Come help us plan our next steps.   The City Council is on a path to pass some sort of Zoning Overlay which may protect the Post Office against various commercial uses, or be totally ineffective. We need to stay on top of it. The American Postal Workers Union is planning more actions against Staples; we need to support them.  Encouraging articles have come out just recently about using  Post Offices as banking facilities for the unbanked and we need to be on the leading edge of that.  And Barbara Lee has introduced even stronger language into legislation to stop the sale of Historic Post Offices.




Occupy Forum: Power, Privilege and Terrorism: @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Feb 11 @ 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!

OccupyForum presents…

Power, Privilege and Terrorism:

Hindu Extremism in India and its tentacles

in the Indian American Diaspora

With Ahmed Syed, member Indian American Muslim Council

and Karthik Ramanathan, Occupy activist

The year 2002 will remain an infamous moment in the history of secular India. During this time, thousands of unarmed Muslim civilians — men, women and children — in the state of Gujarat were targeted by Hindu Terrorist groups using as an excuse an incident of a train coach burning that had resulted in the deaths of 58 Hindus. This anti-Muslim violence and the hate campaign that followed were supported by the National and State governments led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) including its current Priministerial candidate Mr. Narendra Modi.

Ahmed Syed, member of the Indian American Muslim Council and Karthik Ramanathan, Occupy Activist, will address the rising social challenges posed by Hindu fundamentalist parties like the BJP which are inimical to the ideals of equality and liberty, that have risen over the Indian political landscape. We will also explore the support and funding being received by these forces from sections of the Indian American diaspora, the work of IAMC in supporting the fight for justice in India, and what we can do to support the struggle.

Silent Protest in Support of Sex Workers Rights @ Outside the San Francisco Public Library
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Participants will pass out fliers, wearing tape over their mouths to to point out the fact that when violence against sex workers is discussed by “experts” from a prostitution abolitionist perspective, sex worker voices and perspectives are not included.

If you want, wear red or bring red umbrella

The main goal of this protest is to ask that sex workers are included in the processes that affect us.

A seat at the table for sex worker rights advocates

Adult consensual sex workers should have a seat at the table when anti-trafficking efforts are proposed and implemented.  Right now, they are being shut out. Anti-trafficking efforts impact the lives and safety of adult consensual sex workers. Because they are impacted, they should be part of the leadership in the efforts to end the trafficking of children and of non-consenting adults.


Here is the information for the exclusive abolitionist celebration that we are protesting:

2014 Modern Day Abolitionist Award Ceremony & Panel Presentation on Discouraging Demand

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco

Support the Prisoner-led Movement to End Long-Term Solitary Confinement! @ State Capitol
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm

All Out to Sacramento!


9:30 AM: Hearing, Rm 4203.

12:00 noon: Rally.

2:00 PM. Lobby legislators.

Rideshare: Contact Tynan 415 361 8436.  Rides from McArthur Bart 7:00 AM.

In response to the largest prison hunger strike in US history, California lawmakers are holding the 2nd legislative hearing on solitary confinement in US prisons.

We will be with the prisoners… in the courts, in the legislature, or out in the commnity. We will use every venue available to us, UNTIL THE TORTURE IS ENDED.

— Marie Levin, sister of Hunger Striker Sitawa Jaama.