Tell Pelosi: Stop Supporting Genocide in Gaza! @ San Francisco Federal Bldg
Aug 7 @ 12:00 am – 1:30 am

Protest & March
Tell Nancy Pelosi:
STOP Supporting Genocide in Gaza!
End the Siege of Gaza!
End All U.S. Aid to Israel!

(August 6th is also known as Hiroshima Day, the day the US dropped the nuclear bomb on tens of thousands of innocent civilians.)

The Palestinian people of Gaza have been heroically resisting in the face of the merciless U.S.-backed Israeli assault. More than 1,500 Palestinians have been killed and over 8,000 wounded, the overwhelming majority civilians.

Meanwhile, virtually every U.S. politician, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, have been falling all over each other to express their support for this mass murder.

The U.S. has armed, funded and supplied the Israeli occupation forces. Just this week, the Pentagon announced that it will provide an emergency resupply of ammunition to the Israeli army as it has used up so much in its Gaza operation.

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San Francisco Mime Troupe + Community Forum @ Edoff Memorial Band Stand (near Fairyland)
Aug 7 @ 1:00 am – 3:30 am

Community Forum on Causa Justa / Just Cause & East Bay Solidarity Network: 6:00 PM
Music: 6:30 PM
Performance: 7:00 PM

The San Francisco Mime Troupe creates and produces socially relevant theater of the highest professional quality and performs it before the broadest possible audience.

We do plays that make sense out of the headlines by identifying the forces that shape our lives and dramatizing the operation of these giant forces in small, close-up stories that make our audiences feel the impact of political events on personal life.

To make this work accessible the Mime Troupe performs its shows in local parks at a price everyone can afford: FREE.

Film Screening: “Resistance,” The Impact of Antibiotics in Food-Animals @ Shattuck Landmark Theatres
Aug 8 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am

A free screening of a documentary film about what antibiotics in cattle, pigs, and chickens are doing to our health. Their use increases resistance of bacteria which cause disease in humans. Using microscopic footage, harrowing personal stories, and expert insights, “Resistance” clarifies the problem of antibiotic resistance, how we got to this point, and what we can do to turn the tide.

Richmond Day of Action: Our Power National Convening. @ The Kinder-Morgan Rail Yard Gate
Aug 9 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 10 @ 12:00 am

Held on the last day of the Our Power National Convening, the Day of Action will amplify the grassroots-led solutions of Richmond and other communities on the frontlines of energy injustice and social injustice. Richmond is part of a growing national campaign called the Our Power Campaign, where communities on the frontline of environmental pollution are asserting Our Power to build local living economies that work for people and the planet. Richmond-based organizations and the Our Power Campaign are now calling on everyone to join them in building this just transition. The Our Power Day of Action 2014 will raise up the voices of Richmond community members to realize their visions of the future. Together we can not only stop the expansion of dangerous, polluting refineries and pipelines, but begin a just transition away from fossil fuels and towards clean energy, good jobs, and healthy thriving communities.

The day’s schedule will include a community march to the Richmond Greenway, a community speak out/rally, a festival of community-led “solutions” inspired and anchored by some of the local work happening in Richmond, culminating in a solar powered concert called “unplug the empire” which will happen in partnership with Urban Tilth and others at the 16th St. entrance of the Richmond Greenway.


9:30am – Opening Ceremony & March for a Just Transition
Location: The Kinder-Morgan Rail Yard Gate at 144 S. Garrard Blvd
Opposite the Garrard Commercial Center
Bus Line: 72M: S. Garrard Blvd and Canal Blvd stop


The day’s events will commence with an opening ceremony in collaboration with Idle No More and the Native American Health Center at the Kinder Morgan Rail Yard. We will commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the Chevron refinery explosion that sent over 15,000 Richmond residents to the ER. We will ground ourselves by honoring the land we are on, illuminating the unjust and disproportionate impacts on frontline communities like Richmond posed by unjust extractive energy industry and corporate greed.

We will then march from the Kinder Morgan Rail Yard to the Richmond Greenway Trail, celebrating the notion of just transition away from dirty energy and corporate greed, to local living economies rooted in justice, sustainability and community resiliency.

See the full march route here.

12:30 P.M. – “Our Power, Our Voices” – Community Speak Out
Location: the Richmond Greenway Trail – 16th St entrance (between Ohio & Chanslor Ave)
The march will arrive at the 16th street entrance of the Richmond Greenway Trail  where a solar powered community speak out will be held, amplifying stories of resistance and resiliency of Richmond and other frontline communities at the junction of environmental, health, work and housing injustices.

Communities members of front-line Refinery communities, labor, health and housing justice organizations will speak out about the climate crises facing our communities and share their visions of community resiliency and a just and sustainable Richmond.

Speakers from the following communities and organizations will be present:
• Idle No More
• Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA)
• Richmond Environmental Justice Coalition
• Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
• Communities for a Better Environment (CBE)
• Crockett-Rodeo United to Defend the Environment
• Martinez Environmental Group
• Urban Tilth
• Black Mobilization, Organization and Education in Richmond (BMOER)
• California Nurses Association (CNA)
• Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) – Richmond
• Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra (MST) / Landless Workers Movement
• Friends of the Earth, Mozambique

2 P.M. – 5 P.M. “Our Power, Our Harvest” – Community Solutions Festival & Unplug the Empire Solar Powered Concert
Location: the Richmond Greenway Trail – 16th St entrance (between Ohio & Chanslor Ave)
Demonstrations of Just Transition community-led strategies inspired and anchored by some of the local work in Richmond, including urban gardening, rainwater collection installation, a bike clinic, pop up health clinic for HIV testing, solar array demonstrations & workshops, live mural painting on the greenway, teach-ins and live music by Richmond and Bay Area artists (all powered by the sun!).


Protest Staples Post Offices with APWU! @ Staples, Downtown Berkeley
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the continuing protests against Staples union-busting and Post Office management’s attempt to privatize the Post Office. Join he American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO and Berkeley Post Office defenders outside of Staples in Berkeley at an informational demo to keep the pressure on Staples and the Post Office.

In its continuing attack on postal workers and on the public service, the U. S. Postal Service has cut a deal with Staples to provide postal services at Stapes stores. Postal Jobs must be maintained as good jobs that pay a living wage.  Our communities need more, not less, living wage jobs!

Visit to learn more and get involved.


The Fight for Fifteen: Minimum Wage Increase Organizing Status, Strategy and Tactics @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Aug 11 @ 12:00 am – 1:30 am

Green Sunday sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County:

Join us for a lively discussion about differing views on how we can best achieve a liveable minimum wage, both in the East Bay, and beyond.

Steve Gilbert is an active retired member of SEIU 1021. He worked with his union in developing the Millionaire’s Tax 2010 – 2012 and then on the Oakland minimum wage initiative that became the Lift Up Oakland Initiative ($12.25/hour and sick leave). He also was active with his union in organizing strikes at the Port of Oakland and Hayward.

Scott Johnson is a writer and activist who has been involved in organizing around police brutality and labor. He was involved with Occupy Oakland, the Occupy Oakland Labor Solidarity Committee, and Fight for Fifteen Oakland. Writings include: The Politics of Giving a Raise and: Oakland’s fight for less-than-15?

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs and discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. 

Historic Film on Palestine Liberation Struggle “We Are the Palestinian People” @ Near 24th St. Bart
Aug 14 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am

With discussion led by Richard Becker, author of “Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire.”

Made in 1973, this film includes an excellent chronology of the events leading to the establishment of the state of Israel by the Zionist forces utilizing rare historical footage. It explains the role of Britain and the U.S. in establishing and supporting the Israeli state, and documents the long history of resistance by the indigenous Palestinian people to colonial settlement and expulsion. Beginning with the rise of political Zionism, the film goes on to describe the Arab rebellion against Turkish rule during World War I, the general strike and armed rebellion against British control of Palestine in the 1930’s, the dispossession of the Palestinians in 1948 and afterwards, as well as the development of the Palestinian liberation movement following the 1967 Six Day War.

Produced by CineNews, 1973, 55 min.

Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments provided.


Solidarity Brunch: Mutual Aid. Let’s Help Marsha and Her Kids Find a House, Make a Home. @ The Omni (ring buzzer)
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Solidarity Cafe: Help Marsha get a Home!SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, September 14Let’s get Marsha and the kids off the streets, out of shelters, & into their own home!For more info & to RSVP: #Home4Marsha!!!


For more info & to RSVP: #Home4Marsha!!!

National Moment of Silence in San Francisco @ Civic Center Plaza
Aug 14 @ 11:00 pm – Aug 15 @ 12:00 am

*To identify each other and show solidarity, wear a red ribbon/cloth/bandana on your right arm at the vigils.*

On Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 4pm people around the country will gather in small vigils to protest and observe a moment of silence @ 4:00pm to show solidarity against recent police brutality (Mike Brown, John Crawford, Eric Garner).

Participating cities include NYC, Chicago, Philadelphia, DC, and more.

Join us in San Francisco, CA at Civic Center Plaza. If you can, bring posters with the names of people who’ve been killed by the police in the last 15-20 years.

Please share this event with anyone in San Francisco or the Bay Area who might be interested in attending.

National Moment of Silence: Eric Garner, Mike Brown, et al. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 14 @ 11:00 pm – Aug 15 @ 12:00 am

People around the country will gather in small vigils to show solidarity against recent police brutality and observe a moment of silence @ 4:20pm for the victims (Eric Garner, Mike Brown, John Crawford, and others).

Participating cities include NYC, Chicago, Philadelphia, DC, and more.

Join us in Oakland, CA. If you can, bring posters with the names of the fatal victims of police shootings and brutality. No bullhorns or violent messages. Feel free to bring candles for the vigil. This is a peaceful event in memory of the victims.

Please share this event with anyone in the Bay Area who might be interested in attending. Follow #NMOS14 on Twitter for updates.

Screening of: The Day after Trinity: Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
Aug 15 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 am

Conscientious Projector’s Film Series for the 99% presents The Day after Trinity: Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb. “I have become Death” declared nuclear scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer upon first witnessing the terrible power of the Atomic Bomb.

This Oscar -nominated film for best documentary uses newsreel footage and recently declassified government film to trace the Manhattan project under Oppenheimer’s guidance. The New Mexico A-Bomb tests are shown as well as the aftermath of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. The final part traces Oppenheimer’s journey as the “Father of the A-Bomb” to a tireless opponent of nuclear power and ironically a “national security threat.”

We will have a speaker discussing Abolition 2000 discussing the solutions, the moral issues and the long term effects of living in the nuclear age which has affected “everything save our way of thinking.”

Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee as part of our Conscientious Projector Series for the 99%
Wheelchair accessible.

Staples Protest! Stop Union-Busting Pot-Luck and Get-Together. @ Staples, Downtown Berkeley
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 18 @ 12:00 am

Come join in the activities as First They Came for the Homeless and Berkeley Post Office Defenders peeps protest the privatization of the Post Office by Staples and Post Office Management.

It’s going to be a pot-luck and radio show as well as a protest.  Come hang out at the once-again-up-and-going 24-hour a day table outside of Staples in Berkeley.

Grey Paint DESTROYING BULB ART: Come to Bulb Lovers Tabling, Music, Chalking, Videos & Bulb Lovers snap shots @ THE BULB AT the
Aug 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us The Art on the Bulb was painted over grey  We must organize to save our ART.

Print out and sign our petition and get your friends to sign, you do not have to be a Albany city resident.

For more info call Orion (510) 541-3835

For more info on the Bulb go to public  You don’t need to be a Faceplant member

To Albany City council & City Mananger P. Leach and East Bay Regional Park District:

We, the working people of the Bay Area, demand that the City of Albany and East Bay Regional Parks District not touch or  remove any tiny or large sculptures, paintings on rocks, shoes on trees, Castles made of cement, images of deities, driftwood dragons, huge Rubik’s cubes, stencils, graffiti, tagging etc., under the guise of “Graffiti Removal” or “abatement of unauthorized artistic expression”.

In short we say HANDS OFF! of all of the people’s art that we have loved for the last 30 years and the art that will surely come tomorrow.

send completed petitions to

  • Orion Edmonson
  • 8 Admiral Drive, Apt.424
  • Emeryville, CA, 94608

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Long Haul Infoshop 21st Birthday Party @ Long Haul Infoshop, not far from Ashby BART
Aug 18 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am

Celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Infoshop opening at Long Haul.

Modest Party with free vegan chocolate cake and free raffle

See artifacts and fliers from the last 21 years and hear zany stories about the infoshop’s formation and adventures since then.

The long haul infoshop opened August 13, 1993.


Court Support: Khalid @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse room 107
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Khalid was arrested during the FTP march Friday evening, August 15th, while helping another person.  His charges are Obstructing police and Battery on Police.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning.

Facebook notice.

Occupy Forum: Creating the World We Want to See. @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Aug 19 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am
Occupy Forum returns

Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue

on all sides of these critically important issues!

Ryan Rising & Zaigham Kabir

Creating the World We Want to See

This Forum picks up where we left off in Ryan’s and Zaigham’s recent OccupyForums. Subjects up for discussion are building momentum through direct actions, thinking beyond left and right, creating coalitions across political spectrums.

We’ll also discuss building local food and energy independent systems for our communities through local organizing such as advocating and creating urban agriculture and community choice energy, while also connecting discussion to the ‘national security state’ and ‘war on terror’ as these apparatuses of power seek to stifle dissent and continue economies based on extracting resources, perpetual growth and destroying the Earth.

We will discuss the “Block the Boat” action that is happening on Saturday as that will be fresh in people’s minds and connects directly to all these issues as well.

Ryan Rising is a permaculture designer, community organizer, and direct action advocate living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ryan recently returned from the first grade of the Zapatista Little School in Chiapas, Mexico where he learned about the power of the connection to the landbase.

Zaigham Kabir recently addressed OccupyForum on the surveillance state and OccupyGoogle. “With our basic liberties, such as right to assembly, freedom of speech, freedom of Privacy and the right to a jury trial all under a concerted attack by the government, it should be of increasing concern that the companies we depend on for communicating and accessing information are also dependent on Defense establishment contracts and ties to appease their shareholders and continue their monopolies.”

Q&A and Announcements will follow.  

Rats, Riots, Revolution: Gentrification and Fightback @ Oakland Peace Center, Shelton Hall
Aug 19 @ 2:00 am – 3:30 am


Rats, Riots, Revolution: Gentrification and Fightback

Gentrification and displacement are disrupting lives and communities all over the country, and the Bay Area is ground zero. With the San Francisco tech boom, and the redevelopment of neighborhoods resulting in the displacement of working class people and communities of color, living and working in Oakland and San Francisco is becoming more and more difficult. But gentrification is also nothing new, and the US has a rich history of fightback against housing discrimination and displacement.

Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor is a writer, public speaker, and activist in Chicago. She writes on black politics, housing inequality, and issues of race and class in the United States. Her articles have been published in Souls: A critical journal of black politics, Culture and Society, New Politics, The Black Commentator, Gaper’s Block, and Ms. Magazine, among other publications. She is on the editorial board of the International Socialist Review.

Ceast and Desist: It Ends Today! @ See text.
Aug 21 @ 12:00 am – 2:00 am

Over the last few weeks, police have murdered five Black men & women across the country:

Mike Brown: Ferguson, MO
Ezell Ford: South Los Angeles
Eric Garner: New York
Jacorey Calhoun: Oakland
Unidentified woman in San Jose who had a power drill

And of course, there have been thousands and thousands more murdered Black, Brown & poor people throughout the years.

Oscar Grant
Alan Blueford
Alex Nieto
Andy Lopez
Kimani Gray
Kendrec McDade
Amadou Diallo
Sean Bell
Ramarley Graham

We will take to the streets and tell the police: IT ENDS TODAY

We will gather at 5:00 pm in FOUR locations:
– Oscar Grant OG Plaza
– Oakland Main Library (659 14th Street, Oakland Ca 94612)
– African American History Museum (125 14th Street, Oakland CA 94612)
– Jack London Square (near Waterfont Hotel)

5:00 – 5:15: banner making, public education, speakers
5:15 – 5:30: music & chants
5:30: MARCH to 7th & Broadway
6:00 – 6:30: music, speakers, chants
6:30: MARCH to Oscar Grant Plaza
6:30 – 7:00: Community Speak Out and Action Planning for a Sustained Campaign Against Police Terrorism

Simultaneous Actions in Los Angeles & Mississippi

PLEASE choose a different location for you and your comrades to begin the action! It is important that we show the power of the people to a larger share of our city than just OG plaza.

Again the action will begin in FOUR locations at 5:00 pm:

– Oscar Grant Plaza
– Oakland Main Library (659 14th Street, Oakland Ca 94612)
– African American History Museum (125 14th Street, Oakland CA 94612)
– Jack London Square (near Waterfont Hotel)

Endorsing Organizations: ONYX, MXGM, Healthy Hoodz, Young Oakland, Inner Council of Murdered Children, Alan Blueford Center for Justice, Hip Hop Congress, Workers World

Facebook page & RSVP.

A Film About Dennis Banks: “A Good Day to Die.” @ near 24th St Bart
Aug 23 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am

We are proud to host Dennis Banks, Native American leader and co-founder of the American Indian Movement (AIM), to speak and present the documentary “A Good Day To Die.”

TAILGATE MARCH: RESPECT OAKLAND COLISEUM WORKERS! @ Oakland Colisuem (meet on the bridge between BART and the Coliseum)
Aug 23 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm

The folks who serve you your hot dogs and nachos at the Oakland Coliseum deserve respect! Many of them are longtime Oakland residents who’ve worked at the ballpark for 10, 20 or 30 years and count on their jobs for a stable income and health care.

But this year, a new company, Ovations,  took over the food service operation. Instead of sitting down to negotiate a fair contract, Ovations is stalling, asking for take-aways, and offering unfair proposals.

*Seven months into bargaining, Ovations hasn’t even given us a proposal on health care.

*Ovations’ proposal on wages is a 25-cent raise  over 3 years. That’s 8.3 cents a year.

*Ovations is also proposing to subcontract as many stands as they want, let managers do union workers’ jobs, and institute drug testing.

JOIN COLISEUM WORKERS for a march across the Coliseum parking lot to reach out to fans as they tailgate before a big game! Let Ovations know that they can’t come in from out of town and disrespect Oakland workers who’ve been on the job for years!

For questions or rides, contact Jessica Medina (, 510-219-6358).

In solidarity,

UNITE HERE Local 2850