Occupy San Francisco Ca.
at Mar 11, 2014 6:42:16 PM
OccupySF - Action Council
March 11, Tuesday, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Global Day of Action on 3rd Anniversary of Fukushima Meltdown
San Francisco Japanese Consulate
50 Fremont St
March to Union Square!
The meltdown at Fukushima Diaiichi Nuclear Power Station occurred 3 years ago on March 11, 2011 (and the next few days thereafter
For three years TEPCO has been bungling the remediation effort while the life and health of everyone on this planet has been seriously threatened by the release of radiation – especially in Japan. This will continue for decades!
Currently Daiichi is in a state of collapse from weakened infrastructure, shortage of manpower, deteriorating cooling systems, lethal radioactive storage leaks, contaminated groundwater rising to the surface, highly vulnerable electrical systems.
In spite of this, the PM is pushing for nuclear technology to India, Korea, Turkey and Vietnam. Japan’s new Secrecy Law has made it a crime to investigate nuclear issues. The harassment and jailing of Japanese anti-nuclear activists must stop!
Tuesday, March 11. Santa Cruz – The 11th For the 11 – Call-In Day! **
This coming Tuesday, March 11th join us in calling in to Bob Lee’s office and telling them to Drop The Charges! From 8-12 and 1-5 call the District Attorneys office at (831) 454-2400 and let them know their actions aren’t representing you. The DAs office exists to act on behalf of the residents of Santa Cruz County and has a duty to respond to our opinion.
See Talking Points: http://santacruz11.wordpress.com/2014/03/04/march-11th-for-the-11/
HX: The Santa Cruz Eleven are local community members who have been charged with an unprecedented variety of offenses arising from their alleged involvement with the occupation of a long-time vacant bank building late last fall, 2011.These defendants are either journalists, members of our local press, and/or activists supportive of the Occupy movement.
The Santa Cruz Eleven defendants were participating in constitutionally protected activities either as news gatherers, observers, or as supporters, including a mediator between police and activists inside the occupied building. Each of these defendants has been charged with the following four charges: (1) felony conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor, (2) felony vandalism, (3) misdemeanor trespass by entering and occupying, and (4) misdemeanor trespass by refusing to leave private property. Hundreds of individuals, if not more, entered and exited the bank building during the 75-hour occupation, including local elected officials, corporate press and “citizen journalist” bloggers. Only the Santa Cruz Eleven have been charged. The Santa Cruz Eleven are being selectively prosecuted because of their past activism relating to independent media publishing, adversarial relationships with law enforcement and prior public direct actions on issues of social justice that have been critical of the local police department, local government, and the District Attorney’s office for over a decade.
Wednesday, March 12 , 7:00 pm –San Francisco Neighborhoods on the Brink: A Panel discussion on Displacement, Gentrification, Rising Rents & the Loss of Affordable Housing
Bird and Becket Bookstore
(2 blocks from Glen Park BART – walk up Diamond from BART & turn right on Chenery)
Alejandro Murguia (SF Poet Laureate) leads off a panel discussion with John Avalos (District 11 Supervisor), Gen Fujioka (Public Policy Director, Chinatown Community Development Center) and Sarah Brant (SFUSD teacher & Ellis Act target).
Join us to discuss the dilemma facing long-time residents and renters of modest means — and the gutting and gentrification of San Francisco — as real estate speculation and a quickly widening income gap drive rents to dizzying heights while the rental supply dwindles. Ellis Act evictions are buffeting many of our neighbors, and the lack of affordable housing affects us all.
Thursday, March 13
12:30 pm – CCSF - Student Rally: Save Our School, Agrella Must Go! (All are welcomed & encouraged to attend)
CCSF – Ocean Campus
The one-man rule of Special Trustee Bob Agrella has been a disaster for CCSF students. Agrella and his administration have cut classes, while trying to give administrators a 19% pay raise; they have imposed a Payment Plan that discriminates against immigrant students, while decimating the Diversity Departments; they continue to push the policies of the illegitimate ACCJC accreditation commission, even though the courts have issued an injunction against it. Students demand Agrella's immediate resignation, the reversal of his anti-student actions, and the democratic election of a new Board of Trustees.
Sponsored by Save CCSF Student Committee
March 13, Thursday, 7:00 pm – Film & Panel: “ Terms and Conditions May Apply”
BFUU – Fellowship Hall
1924 Cedar St. @ Bonita
Wheelchair accessible via ramp on the Bonita Ave.
Suggested Donation $5-10 – no one turned away
"Terms and Conditions May Apply", followed by a panel discussion on Internet Privacy with Rainey Reitman of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (who is featured in the film), and Bill of Right Defense Committee fellow Matthew Kellegrew.
Through interviews with technology thought leaders and futurists, including Moby, Chief Google Engineer Ray Kurzweil, and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY brilliantly documents the sign posts on the slippery slope of internet privacy. This disquieting expose demonstrates how we unknowingly, click by click, generate a cloud of data that records our every on-line move.
Also, starting right at 7pm, we'll screen a 6 minute preview of the new Ecological Options Network film about Fukushima because this is the week of the 3rd anniversary of that on-going nuclear crisis: www.eon3.net
Sponsored by: BFUU Social Justice Committee & CODEPINK Women for Peace
Saturday, March 15
10:30 am (when bus leaves SF) – 5:00 pm –GOVERNOR BROWN DON’T FRACK CALIFORNIA RALLY & MARCH – Sacramento
The Capitol Lawn, Sacramento, CA
Make your bus reservations now!
Below is the link for the San Francisco buses going to Sacramento on March 15th, leaving 10:30 am, Civic Center BART. (8th & Market)
Tia from Food and Water Watch is the bus captain - there is still lots of room
on the SF buses. Tickets are $20, sliding scale. (still some free tickets available – inquire now!)
Join thousands of Californians in Sacramento for the larges mobilization against
fracking the Golden State has ever seen! Folks are coming from ALL OVER California.
Defense of Mother Earth is SELF DEFENSE.
Link to SF bus
learn more at
Sunday, March 16, 9:30 am – “ We are all FUKUSHIMA now.”
First Unitarian Universalist Center (MLK Room)
1187 Franklin St.
$3:00 for breakfast
Reading and Talk Free.
Join author Cecile Pineda, 2014 Nestadt International Prize for Literature nominee, as the reads from her book Devil’s Tango: How I learned the Fukushima Step by Step, and talks about the problem of living on a contaminated planet.
Wednesday, March 19
1:00 pm – Hewlett Packard’s Shareholders Meeting
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA
March 19th Shareholder meeting and action. Please join us inside and out at the HP shareholders meeting. We will be making lots of noise, passing out fliers, etc in order to make HP shareholders understand HP’s involvement in Palestine.
A human rights resolution which focuses on Palestine will be introduced at the meeting and we need you there!
Click here for Facebook event page
Demo Starts at 1:00pm Please RSVP to Susannah: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also indicate if you have a car or need a ride.
Hewlett Packard has a long history of involvement with controlling communities through providing security and biometric ID systems. HP technology is essential in the monitoring of Palestinians’ movement under the illegal Israeli occupation. We are organizing to appeal to HP to end contracts with the Israeli military. More info on HP and related BDS efforts at whoprofits.org
Ongoing: please organizationally and individually sign pledge to boycott HP until they stop their involvement in the Israeli occupation: www.stophp.org
Friday, March 21
2:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Anthropology and Social Change 2nd Annual Conference: The Commons, Enclosures and Mutual Aid
California Institute for Integral Studies, Namaste Hall
1453 Mission St.
2pm – 3:30pm: Capitalism and the Enclosure of the Commons
Silvia Federici, gender and the social production of the working class
Peter Linebaugh, commons, enclosures, and Magna Carta
Norman Nawrocki, migration, resistance, statelessness: the case of the Roma
Eddie Yuen, extinction and enclosure
4pm – 5:30pm: Commonism and Mutual Aid
George Caffentzis, strike debt!
Karl Beitel, San Francisco and the urban commons
John Clark, Humanity as Nature Becoming Self-Conscious: A Politics of Solidarity with the Earth
Ignacio Chapela, liberation biology and mutual aid
5:30-7pm Dinner Break
7pm – 9:15pm: Final Discussion
Silvia Federici, Norman Nawrocki, Ignacio Chapela, Peter Linebaugh, Karl Beitel, Eddie Yuen, George Caffentzis, and John P. Clark together for a facilitated discussion on the Commons, Enclosures, and Mutual Aid, facilitated by Andrej Grubacic.
Co-sponsored by PM Press.
SAVE the DATES:
Saturday, March 29, 3:00pm – First They Came For the Homeless… Don’t stand for SIT LIE!!
In front of Macy’s
Saturday, April 5 --- Wiener Roast!! (More info soon!)