Ben Carson in SF: Hands Off Our Housing!
Sep 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

UD Director Ben Carson is coming to SF tomorrow.

We will be there to demand more funding for affordable housing and to END the criminalization of homelessness!

Join us!

Text/call Sam Lew, Policy Director, for more info: 415-272-8022

Author Talk: “Shut It Down: Stories from a Fierce, Loving Resistance,” @ The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Author Lisa Fithian on New Book: “Shut It Down Stories from a Fierce, Loving Resistance”

Doors open at 6:30pm. Event begins at 7pm.

Our dear friend and long time direct action organizer Lisa Fithian has released a new book, called “Shut It Down Stories from a Fierce, Loving Resistance,” and we’re excited to host her in the Bay Area.

Details on the book:

For decades, Lisa Fithian’s work as an advocate for civil disobedience and nonviolent direct action has put her on the frontlines of change. Described by Mother Jones as “the nation’s best-known protest consultant,” Fithian has supported countless movements including the Battle of Seattle in 1999, rebuilding and defending communities following Hurricane Katrina, Occupy Wall Street, and the uprisings at Standing Rock and in Ferguson. For anyone who wants to become more active in resistance or is just feeling overwhelmed or hopeless, “Shut It Down” offers strategies and actions you can take right now to promote justice and incite change in your own community.

In “Shut It Down” Fithian shares historic, behind-the-scenes stories from some of the most important people-powered movements of the past several decades. She shows how movements that embrace direct action have always been, and continue to be, the most radical and rapid means for transforming the ills of our society. “Shut It Down” is filled with instructions and inspiration for how movements can evolve as the struggle for social justice continues in the Trump era and beyond.

While recognizing that electoral politics, legislation, and policy are all important pathways to change, “Shut It Down” argues that civil disobedience is not just one of the only actions that remains when all else fails, but a spiritual pursuit that protects our deepest selves and allows us to reclaim our humanity. Change can come, but only if we’re open to creatively, lovingly, and strategically standing up, sometimes at great risk to ourselves, to protect what we love.

DSA: Green New Deal Campaign Meeting @ Sports Basement
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Care about climate change? Want a Green New Deal? Join us! Learn more about how to participate in the September 20 Climate Strike and week of action!



Socialist Night School: The Last General Strike @ East Bay Community Space
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A general strike is a strike action that includes a large part of the total labor force in a city, region, or country. General strikes are characterized by the participation of workers in a multitude of workplaces, and tend to involve entire communities. The idea of the general strike is powerful precisely because a massive and persistent withdrawal of labor can bring a capitalist city or even an entire economy to a halt.

The last general strike in the United States occurred here in the East Bay in 1946. One hundred thousand members of the American Federation of Labor shut down the economy of four local cities for two and a half days. Thousands of strikers took over the streets of downtown Oakland. It was an explosive protest against employers’ refusal to recognize the union of newly organized retail workers, and against police intervention to disrupt picket lines.

What touched off the Oakland general strike and why did it end almost as suddenly as it began? Why have there been no subsequent general strikes in the United States in over 70 years? Should activists on the left today be calling for general strikes? Or following Rosa Luxemburg, should we view general strikes as historical phenomenon resulting from specific social conditions?

To find out the answer to these questions and more, please join us for a special edition of Socialist Night School. Fred Glass, local labor historian and author, will be joining us to give lead-off talk on the history of the last Oakland General Strike.

Find the readings here:

What White People Don’t See: Applying the Lens of Privilege @ Movement Strategy Center
Sep 18 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

You believe in making a difference, but when it comes to racial justice, are your actions aligned with your beliefs? The work begins with looking in the mirror. Without intentional learning and reflection, white people may uphold beliefs and systems that perpetuate injustice. Join us for an intimate and interactive workshop in which we will unpack how whiteness has shaped our lives and discuss how white people who care can take action for racial justice.

This workshop offers those who are new to racial justice work an opportunity to reflect on and analyze the role that whiteness has played in their lives. Through individual, small-group, and whole-group activities, participants will be invited to:

*Reframe racism as a system, rather than a product of individuals who are “good” or “bad”
*Reflect on how their own racial identity has influenced their experiences in the world
*Create a plan for taking at least one action in their own lives to deepen their commitment to racial justice

This workshop welcomes anyone who would like to participate, but it is especially well-suited for white people who are:

*In the early stages of exploring what it means to be white
*Seeking to grow their skills in analyzing and discussing the effects of racism
*Feeling ready to take action to create a more just world

Preregistration is required due to limited space.

Youth Climate Strike Bannering @ Pedestrian Bridge
Sep 18 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay and nationwide.

op-logo.2.1We fight against “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” spy drones, facial recognition, police body camera secrecy, anti-transparency laws and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones, to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government, and attempts to hide what government officials, employees and agencies are doing.

We draft and push for privacy legislation for City Councils, at the County level, and in Sacramento. We advocate in op-eds and in the streets. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and believe no one is illegal.

Oakland Privacy originally came together in 2013 to fight against the Domain Awareness Center, Oakland’s citywide networked mass surveillance hub. OP was instrumental in stopping the DAC from becoming a city-wide spying network.  We helped fight and helped win the fight against Urban Shield.

Our major projects currently include local legislation to regulate state surveillance (we got the strongest surveillance regulation ordinance in the country passed in Oakland!), supporting and opposing state legislation as appropriate, battling mass surveillance in the form of facial recognition and other analytics, and pushing back against ICE.

On September 12th, 2019 we were presented with a Barlow Award by the Electronic Frontier Foundation for our work.

If you are interested in joining the Oakland Privacy email listserv, coming to a meeting, or have questions, send an email to:

Check out our website:   Follow us on twitter: @oaklandprivacy

Check out our sister site DeportICE.



Oakland Privacy works regionally to defend the right to privacy and enhance public transparency and oversight regarding the use of surveillance techniques and equipment.  Oakland Privacy drove the passage of surveillance regulation and transparency ordinances in Oakland and Berkeley and is kicking off new processes in various municipalities around the Bay.  To help slow down the encroaching police and surveillance state all over the Bay Area, join us at the Omni.

APTP Monthly Membership Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Anti Police-Terror Project meets the third Wednesday of every month.

August’s agenda will include an update on developments at Santa Rita jail and an active shooter response training.

In September we’re giving updates on our Police Commission campaign and about a local campaign to audit Sheriff Ahern; showing a short film about Dujuan Armstrong, who died in police custody at Santa Rita Jail earlier this year; and giving a quick update about our newly formed Sacramento chapter. Let us know if you can join us!

Join us to find out how you can get involved.
This space is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for any additional accessibility questions or concerns.

Youth Climate Strike Bannering @ Pedestrian Bridge
Sep 19 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
Never Again! Close the Camps! @ First Unitarian, San Francisco
Sep 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
We at the First Unitarian Universalist Society are reaching out to friends and activists who are interested in calling attention to the devastating and dehumanizing actions being carried out on our southern border towards persons seeking asylum which is their legal right. Since July 31, we have been witnessing on this issue after our Sunday Service, at 12:30 pm. We now are calling for others to join us in a much larger public event.
Help us spread the word. Join us, lend your talents as artists and sign makers, singers and chant leaders and cooks for this event! We need everyone who can come even if you cannot march. Questions: Email us at neveragain [at]
From the West Bank to Oakland: End Forced Displacement! @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Green New Deal Campaign Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Care about climate change? Want a Green New Deal? Join us! Learn more about how to participate in the September 20 Climate Strike and week of action!

Because of the conflict with Night School, we will be changing this event to 9/19, and will be holding it over Zoom.


Omni General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come by our open Delegates Meetings! We’ll give space to brief announcements, updates from working groups, proposals up for consensus, and discussion around important issues. The schedule is created weekly at the following url:

This meeting usually happens in the Ballroom, but the the location may change depending on the access needs of people attending and other events taking place in the building.

Berkeley Homeless Eviction Support Needed! @ Seabreeze Deli
Sep 20 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am

Climate Strike – San Francisco @ San Francisco Federal Bldg
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

We call for a youth-led climate strike march, going to different targets that are contributing to climate breakdown, leaving our mark to let these places know what we are fighting for. We will again start at the office of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and will connect targets in government, finance, and energy. For those that can’t join in person, we will be asking people to post on social media and tag our targets.


This climate crisis threatens our ability to live. If climate change continues on this course, we won’t be able to eat, breathe, or have safe shelter. In order to successfully fight the climate crisis we are facing, we must also fight the systems of white supremacy, racism, greed, and exploitation that have led us to it. Fighting for climate justice means fighting for a world that is safe, healthy, and just for all of its inhabitants. We must enact climate emergency plans at the local, national, and international level.

Individuals and families displaced by climate change seek asylum in a safe place because they have nowhere else to go. Climate justice means abolishing ICE, closing concentration camps at the border, ending family separation, and creating inclusive new laws and regulations that treat everyone as human.

We have eleven years before the effects of the climate emergency are irreversible. We can’t afford to compromise with climate change deniers. We must enact immediate legislation based on scientific analysis of carbon emissions and the ways that climate disasters impact certain communities. Science clearly shows that global temperatures are rising dangerously, and that we are on track to face unprecedented climate disasters. We demand a Green New Deal, a resolution that lays out a science-based plan to reach negative carbon emissions by 2030.

Representation and transparency are vital for successful democracies; corporate money must be taken out of politics. We demand all politicians sign the “No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge.” We demand Citizens United must be overturned and super PAC’s be abolished. Corporate funding and donations from millionaires and billionaires must be replaced with public funding of elections in addition to small-dollar donations. To ensure that every vote counts, we must restore the Voting Rights Act, secure automatic registration for every citizen above 18, and re-enfranchise those convicted of felonies.

The government must be for the people, by the people; all policies and decisions made must be for the benefit of all. Black and trans lives matter; the Equality Act must be passed. The rights of Brown, Black, and Middle Eastern migrants must be respected. Women deserve full reproductive justice, and equity in the workplace. We demand universal background checks and Medicare for All in order to ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. We demand diversity and representation, and intersectionality must fuel the climate justice movement. Frontline communities must have a voice and leadership role, and we look to indigenous communities to lead the transition to a just and sustainable world.

Just as humans have rights, nature has rights. Humans have a moral obligation to respect and protect plants, animals, and ecosystems. We demand that the rights of nature be legally represented. This includes legislation to provide sanctuary for endangered species, regulate hunting, and end deforestation, pollution, destructive fuel extraction, fracking, factory farming, and unsustainable agriculture. All life is interconnected, and we must live in harmony with the Earth.

Countries and individuals that have contributed the most to climate change must be held accountable. We demand urgent climate action, including the GND, that protects vulnerable communities and create economic justice. Policies must respect workers’ rights ’to living wages and health care, young people’s rights to free, relevant education, and everyone’s right to affordable housing. To quote Movement Generation:

Transition is inevitable. Justice is not. A just transition is the process of getting from where we are to where we need to be by transforming the systems of economy and governance.

A just transition requires moving from a globalized capitalist industrial economy to linked local living participatory economies that provide well-being for all.

Climate Strike: Upper East Bay Area: Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Richmond
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

This September 20 – 27th, millions of people around the world will walk out of our workplaces and homes to join youth climate strikers on the streets to march and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels, corporate pollution, and environmental destruction.

Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.

Help us change the world.

Strike events on Global Climate Strike Day: Friday, September 20, 2019

Berkeley Climate Action Coalition/Ecology Center Strike
Friday, September 20th, 15:00 p.m.
Ecology Center Store/Offices
Berkeley, United States
Berkeley Climate Action Coalition/Ecology Center Strike
Join this event
Students for Climate Action
Friday, September 20th, 11:00 a.m.
University of California Berkeley, Sproul Plaza
Berkeley, United States
Students for Climate Action
Join this event
Massive Sept. 8th Street Festival Lead-up to Sept. 20
Friday, September 20th, 10:00 a.m.
Solano Avenue Street Festival, Albany between Stannage and Cornell
Albany, United States
Massive Sept. 8th Street Festival Lead-up to Sept. 20
Join this event
Oakland-Laney Climate STRIKE Rally / Merging with Youth-led March in SF
Friday, September 20th, 10:00 a.m.
Gather at the Main Quad, center of campus
Oakland, United States
Oakland-Laney Climate STRIKE Rally / Merging with Youth-led March in SF
Join this event


RICHMOND: 11:00 AM @ Richmond Civic Center Plaza, 450 Civic Center Plaza , Richmond 94804

Hearing On Status Of Accused Murderer of Kishana Harley @ Walnut Creek Juvenile Court
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hearing On Status Of Accused Murderer of Kishana Harley

September 20th, 9 AM

Walnut Creek Juvenile Court

Walnut Creek Superior Court

640 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Harley was a much-loved local activist who was brutally murdered in her home. Her comrades want answers.

Recognition and Response Film Series: Big Charity @ National Nurses United headquarters
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Three documentaries will screen outside on the plaza at National Nurses United headquarters.

The art exhibition “Recognition: Labor Meets Art in Explorations of Social Justice and Identity,” will be open to the public during the screenings.

The films feature three locations where Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) volunteers have deployed to provide direct relief and response to humanitarian, environmental, and social injustice: Post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, Standing Rock, and rural Arizona. RNRN volunteers will introduce the films with stories of how RNs have intervened to provide direct care in support of social justice.

Big Charity: The Death of America’s Oldest Hospital

This documentary by Alexander Glustrom tells the story of Charity Hospital, from its roots in 1736 as a hospital for the poor to its controversial closing in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The film features firsthand accounts of healthcare providers and hospital employees who withstood the storm inside the hospital and interviews with key players involved in Charity’s closing. Today the towering art deco building stands empty, and the community continues to suffer devastating consequences from its absence. Screens as part of “Recognition and Response,” National Nurses United’s fall outdoor documentary film series.

The film will begin at 7:00 PM, and runs about 1 hour, 15 minutes.
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


NEWS LETTER 10/11/19

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The Main Stream Media (MSM) is so full of lies, it’s got the masses confused!!
There are only a few places we can get the truth.Chelsea and Julian were two of
the most important WHISTLE BLOWERS to tell the truth about USA’s illegal,
immoral WARS. USA is one of the largest TERRORIST countries in history,
killing, wounding, and forcing emigration on millions of folks (did you know there
are 65 million migrants?) all over the world!!

Saving Chelsea and Julian is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!! To the Working
class and it’s Allies.They told us the truth about the wars! And all the NEW
McArthyism (phony Russia Gate conspiracy led by the New York Times) is
blaming Julian for being a puppet of Russia. So much of all our issues stem from
the honesty of Chelsea and Julian!! That’s why the RULING CLASS imprisoned
them and want’s them DEAD.

Please write letters to Chelsea (only hand written and no post cards or
pictures, or anything written on the outside of the letter) Write to: Chelsea
Elizabeth Manning, William Truesdale Adult Detention Center, 2001 Mill Road,
Alexandria Va. 22314. Also write julian

We need to hip people to YouTube shows, web sites and twitter feeds ie. –,, and

– Definitely check out these specific links, and add comments and tell your friends:
– Real News Network – “Federal judge continues Chelsea Manning’s confinement
and $1000/day fine”
– The Jimmy Dore Show – “Chelsea Manning jailed again for
protecting journalism” (89,000 hits)
– Chelsea Manning “Abolish ICE”
-Orion song”WE will keep fightin everyday even though our tears won’t
go away!” youtube/DnF6pvX4478

– Chelsea’s scathing 7 page letter to the judge about the history of the SECRET GRAND



NOT HAPPENING: Climate Emergency Action: Speak Up for Climate at El Cerrito City Council @ El Cerrito City Hall
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Climate Emergency Discussion at City Council Meeting:

The El Cerrito City Council is expected to discuss a resolution to declare a climate emergency and request regional collaboration on an emergency mobilization effort to restore a safe and stable climate.

Please urge your city council members to join the other 9 Bay Area cities and over 800 jurisdictions across the globe to take leadership and address climate change as the global threat that it is. Remind the Mayor and City Council members to support a strong Climate Emergency Resolution that supports:

–An urgent citywide climate emergency mobilization effort to reverse global warming with all segments of the community to rapidly transition to zero greenhouse gases

–Reduction of city Greenhouse Gas Emissions as quickly as possible toward zero net greenhouse gas emissions no later than 2045, and a 50% reduction by 2030.

–A regional Bay Area-wide Collaboration on a just transition to a sustainable economy and to work to catalyze an urgent climate mobilization at the local and state level.

Come to the council meeting, and/or write your city council members. And please RSVP below so we can keep you posted on any last minute changes.

Mayor Pardue-Okimoto: rpardueokimoto [at]
City Councilmembers: jabelson [at] [at];
pfadelli [at] [at]

Link to the city agenda materials :

In the Bay Area, the following jurisdictions have adopted Climate Emergency Resolutions for regional collaboration on an immediate just transition and emergency mobilization effort to restore a safe climate: Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley, San Francisco, Hayward, Fairfax, Petaluma, Cupertino and Richmond. Other CA jurisdictions include Santa Cruz and Mendocino Counties and the cities of Chico and Santa Cruz.