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Koch Brothers’ connection to Keystone XL (via Victor Menotti)

International Forum on Globalization
For Immediate Release: March 4, 2015
Contact: Victor Menotti, vmenotti@ifg.org, 415-351-8065

New maps of tar sands assets in Alberta, Canada released today by the International Forum on Globalization, clarify connections between the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and the Koch Brothers, the two top donors to the Republican Party who have made fast-tracking the pipeline the top priority for Congress.

Visualized data from online sources that track leases in the tar sands territory show that the Koch brothers (who have more money together that any single person on the planet) hold close to two million acres in Alberta, making Koch the largest US leaseholder with almost as many carbon assets at stake than Exxon, Chevron, and Conoco’s combined.

Energy investors consider Keystone XL to be essential infrastructure for profitably exploiting the tar sands, which scientists say must stay mostly in the ground buried as carbon instead of being burned in our atmosphere if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change.

Charles and David Koch’s political influence network outspent all other oil companies and individual donors in 2010, 2012, and 2014 elections, filling Congress with pro-Keystone candidates. Having now outspent both parties combined, Koch’s recent announcement that they will spend another one billion on 2016 elections can unduly influence candidates even more.

Together with today’s failed attempt by Keystone advocates to override President Obama’s veto of the proposed pipeline, the maps make clear that Republicans prioritize their top donors’ boondoggles over life itself. Keystone XL’s failure could leave Koch with a family fortune of “stranded assets” in Alberta, a lost fifty-year bet on Canadian crude for the world’s biggest billionaires that would be a boon for our rapidly warming Earth.

The Time is Now: What a Great Day for a Revolution (October 5, 2011)

Uploaded on Oct 8, 2011:
I had not heard anything about the Occupy wall street movement until I saw Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel on a live stream down at Occupy Wallstreet in New York. I found out about this movement through a music website because no other media seems to be covering this or making it easy for people to get information regarding the movement, the people and the facts. This Doc takes place on October 5 2011 in San Francisco and it is about us, all of us, we the people, the 99 percent.

Please visit www.occupysf.com and www.occupywallst.org

For more information:

The Time is Now

PEACE LOVE AND LOGIC

A Made in America Production Shot and Edited by (me) Josh Matt Rivera

Songs :
Minutemen – Themselves
Simon and Garfunkel – America
No copyright infringement intended

DISCLAIMER – i dont own this music but I do love it

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Music:
“Themselves” by The Minutemen (Google Play • AmazonMP3 • eMusic • iTunes)

Occupy Forum presents . . . STOPPING A PIPELINE on Monday, March 9

Monday, March 9th from 6 – 9 pm at Global Exchange

2017 Mission Street near the 16th and Mission Street BART

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…

STOPPING A PIPELINE

Effective Resistance

at the Unis’tot’en Blockade

Up in the forests near Houston, British Columbia, a permanent blockade has been constructed to stop the construction of a long list of proposed pipeline projects.

Started as a grassroots effort 4 years ago, the Unis’tot’en camp now sees hundreds of supporters come through every year to help the Wetsu’wet’en people stand up to the Harper Government and its fossil fuel juggernauts.

The west coast of Canada is home to several indigenous territories whose lands have come under threat as the fossil fuel industry seeks to transport its product to empty tankers via numerous new pipeline projects. Freda and Toghestiy of the Wet’suwet’en nation decided 4 years ago to take action in helping their people stop the destruction of their lands.

Exercising their right to practice their cultural customs on their land, they chose to build right in the path of the pipeline projects setting the stage for an ongoing blockade and reclamation of their lands at the Unis’tot’en camp.

In the ensuing years, they have confronted numerous pipeline employees who have come onto their lands, often without permission and by helicopter, to do surveying and other exploration activities. Support for the camp has been growing steadily in nearby towns and all across Canada as the camp raises the bar for what a non-violent resistance effort can achieve.

A website for the camp has been created and can be viewed here:http://unistotencamp.com/

First and foremost, the camp supports an effort to bring Wet’suwet’en people back to their lands to live traditionally and begin healing their families from the destruction wrought by western society on their culture. The plan for the future is to build homes and places of tribal gathering for those who wish to return to the land that sustains them. In order to make this happen, the camp needs the support of settlers and other indigenous tribes to hold off the development efforts of fossil fuel giants TransCanada, Enbridge, Chevron, and others. The camp organizers are opening their doors to anybody willing to provide their time and resources to building and maintaining the efforts at the blockade.

At tonight’s Forum, hear from a supporter who stayed at the camp for 3 weeks in February of this year, and how you or someone else can help get involved. Discussion and pictures of daily life at the camp will be shared. Success at the camp relies on spreading of information, fundraising, solidarity actions, and networking with other groups to find people willing to provide their labor on the grounds at the camp. There is a year round need for supporters at the camp with a couple specialized events planned for the summertime — an action camp for sharing skills and strategy, and a separate work camp for building new structures and implements needed at the camp. The continued organized effort will be desperately needed as pipeline crews converge on the eastern and western borders of the Wet’suwet’en territory sometime this year.

Other camps have started to emerge across Canada with the newest one going up only a few hundred kilometers north of the Unis’tot’en camp. This new blockade, known as Madii Lii, stands in the way of a new LNG project proposed by TransCanada. They will undoubtedly need the same outpouring of support to be successful. The continued existence of these ecosystems rests on the shoulders of those willing to put their bodies in the path of fossil fuel tycoons.

Discussion and Announcements to follow.

OccupyForum welcomes donations, no one turned away.

The Square: Commentary by Ahmed Salah (via John Fraser)

The Square is an intimate observational documentary that tells the real story of the ongoing struggle of the Egyptian Revolution through the eyes of six very different protesters. Starting in the tents of Tahrir in the days leading up to the fall of Mubarak, we follow our characters on a life-changing journey through the euphoria of victory into the uncertainties and dangers of the current “transitional period” under military rule, where everything they fought for is now under threat or in balance.

For more Occupy Forum videos by John Fraser, go to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOQcSGZ_LXyHteTsUaE2ndg

Action Council Events — March 4 to March 12

Reminder on Saturday night – set your clocks 1 hour forward! Spring forward!! 

Occupy SF

~ ACTION COUNCIL ~

Websites:

OccupySF Action Council: http://occupyactionsf.org

OccupySF: http://occupysf.org 

17 ANNOUNCEMENTS

This week there are two petitions if you wish to sign – under announcements # 4 & # 5. 

Wednesday, March 4

(1) M 4, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30 pm Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL

McKesson (BART) Plaza, Montgomery & Market Streets, San Francisco

People from across the U.S. will be at Creech Air Force Base outside Las Vegas, Nevada this week for anti-drone war protests. Join our regular (local) PEACE vigil in solidarity with that action:

Ground Killer Drones — Shut Down Creech!

Coming from over 17 states, including Maine, Alaska and Hawaii, dozens of veterans and many other activists plan to peacefully shut down Creech Air Force Base, the home military base for drone warfare, since 2005, where the CIA and Pentagon wage airstrikes that terrorize and kill civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.

Protestors will demand banning:

-the use of drones for extrajudicial killings,
-surveillance on civilian populations, and
-the sale and distribution of drone warfare technology to foreign governments.

See announcement below for details on CREECH

Feel free to bring your own signage, photos, flyers, …

Additional signs and flyers provided.

No to WAR!

NO to DRONES!

Stand (or sit) with us

Everyone welcome!

Wednesday March 4 – Friday March 6

(2) March 4, Wednesday, – March 6, Friday – SHUT DOWN CREECH…..Mass Mobilization to Stop Drone Wars! (OccupySF ActionEndorsed)

Creech AFB
Indian Springs, NV

A Convergence For Peace in the Nevada Desert
RSVP now – see info below!

Call is for a national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan,Yemen, Somalia and everywhere. CODEPINK will holdvigils daily on March 2nd and 3rd, prior to the official beginning of this Creech ConvergenceFor Peace and welcomes everyone to join them.

In 2005, Creech Air Force Base secretly became the first U.S. base in the country to carry out illegal, remotely controlled assassinations using the MQ-1 Predator drones, and in 2006, the more advanced Reaper drones were added to its arsenal. Creech drone personnel sit behind computers in the desert north of Las Vegas and kill “suspects” thousands of miles away. Recent independent research indicates that the identity of only one out of 28 victims of U.S. drone strikes is known beforehand. Though officials deny it, the majority killed by drones are civilians. In 2014, it was leaked that the CIA’s criminal drone assassination program, officially a separate operation from the Air Force’s, has been piloted all along by Creech’s super-secret Squadron 17.

The US drone program is rapidly proliferating as air bases are being converted to drone bases across the U.S. and abroad, but Creech remains the primary air base in U.S. state-sponsored global terrorism.

We must put an end to this desecration of our Mother Earth and all creatures who inhabit it.
We must put an end to the dehumanization of lives from Ferguson to Palestine to Pakistan.
We must close all foreign U.S. military bases. Money for human needs.
We must put an end to drone warfare, drone surveillance and global militarization.

Sponsores:  CODEPINK: Women for Peace, Nevada Desert Experience , Veterans For Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Voices for Creative Nonviolence!

Info & Details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1525740921010540

Website: http://shutdowncreech.blogspot.com

(3) M 4, Wednesday, 5:45pm,MARCH 4th on MAXIMUS :: We Demand Affordable Housing not meager “community benefits”

Laborers Local 261 Union Hall

3271 – 18th Street @ Shotwell
SF

On March 4th we will march into Maximus’s public meeting. We will demand truly affordable housing for our community not monster luxury towers and meager “community benefits.”

Please join the PLAZA 16 COALITION, CALLE 24 LATINO CULTURAL DISTRICT, OUR MISSION NO EVICTION, and the LATINO DEMOCRATIC CLUB in this action to stop the monster luxury development at 16th and Mission.

Sponsor: The Plaza 16 Coalition / La Plaza 16 Coalición and many more!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1564414137148172

Thursday, March 5

(4) M 5, Thursday, 10:00am – 11:00am,  #StandwithNanHui – CALL-IN & EMERGENCY ACTION: STOP NAN-HUI’S DEPORTATION -SF ICE /CBP

Start:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office (Close to Montgomery BART)
33 New Montgomery St.
SF

End:

ICE Field Office
630 Sansome St., Rm. 590
SF

After a retrial in Yolo County, CA, Nan-Hui Jo, devoted mother and survivor of domestic violence, has been convicted unanimously on charges of “child abduction.” While the judge has agreed to send the case to probation for the next 30 days, she is still under hold by both the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and her deportation is a real possibility. This could result in permanent separation between Nan-Hui and her daughter, Vitz Da.

Due to her attempt to save herself and her daughter, she has been charged with “child abduction.” Nan-Hui has been in jail for over seven months without due process. Upon her arrest, her daughter, Vitz Da, age six, was given custody to her abuser.

Nan-Hui now faces prison and/or deportation which would likely result in permanent separation from her daughter.

Nan-Hui Jo has been criminalized because she is an immigrant, a survivor of domestic violence and the fierce protector of her daughter. The district attorney and jurors of this case have ignored the facts regarding domestic violence and the safety of her six-year old daughter. We are outraged and deeply saddened by this verdict—what happened today is precisely why so many survivors fear our justice system. Despite the verdict today, we are ready to organize and continue to mobilize against deportation proceedings. We will keep fighting until Nan-Hui is freed and reunited with her daughter.

1. JOIN US FOR A  RALLY & ACTION AT  SAN FRANCISCO ICE/CBP 

Join us for a rally and delivery of our petition and demands. CBP and ICE will determine if Nan-Hui is deported or not. We know that CBP and ICE tear apart immigrant families every day, and we will hold them accountable. #Not1More

  1. Click here to SIGN & SHARE THE *NEW* PETITION
  1. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT BY CALLING CBP AND ICE

-CBP Field Operations Director, Brian Humphrey. (415) 744-1530 Ext. 234.

-ICE Field Director Craig Meyer. (415) 844-5512. Press #4

Demand that ICE/CBP exercise its prosecutorial discretion and drop the immigration hold and deportation case against Nan-Hui’s Jo case (A 098 906 641) and allow her to reunite with her daughter. Ms. Jo is a survivor of domestic violence and her case should be considered under the parental interests directive.

Sponsor: Korean American Coalition to End Domestic Abuse

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1409511356018380

(5) M 5, Thursday, 12 Noon Press Conference: Tell the Fed: Let Wages Grow

Federal Reserve
101 Market St.
SF

Right now, inside the Federal Reserve, leaders are having a debate about whether or not wages are rising too fast.

Yes. That’s right. The chief economic policymakers in this country are debating whether or not American workers’ incomes are rising too quickly.

The Fed has the power to make the policies that could either continue to let Wall Street run reckless with our economy while raking in the profits, or it could make policies that support Main Street and create an economy that works for everyone.  For far too long, the voices of Main Street have been kept under Wall Street’s thumb. But we’re going to change that.

Sign the petition and tell the Fed to support Main Street, Not Wall Street. More info on the Fed Up campaign here

Sign the petition

Info from ACCE.

(6) M 5, Thursday, 1:00pm – 2:00pm,  Rally to Save Civic Center Campus

City College of San Francisco
750 Eddy St
SF

MARCH FROM 750 EDDY TO CITY HALL!

AFT 2121 is organizing with a coalition of community groups to demand justice for students displaced by the closure of CCSF’s Tenderloin campus. Our communities need the Tenderloin City College campus but it has been closed by the CCSF Administration. The college says that the building is seismically unsafe, but has put forward no firm construction plans. Join us as we demand:

· Fast Track the repairs to 750 Eddy and reopen the campus as soon as possible
· Find temporary classrooms for all classes disrupted by the closure

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1533392183593309

(7) M 5, Thursday, 5:00pm,  ¡Chávez Vive en el Pueblo! Rally for Venezuela - Rally

24th & Mission Sts.
SF

in Solidarity with Venezuela’s
Bolivarian Revolution

On the 2nd Anniversary of Hugo Chávez’s death, we celebrate his legacy, embodied in the people and their struggle

Sponsors: Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition. Endorsed by ANSWER Coalition, SOA Watch-San Francisco; FMLN-Nor. California; FSLN-Nor. California; Haiti Action Committee; Hondurenos en Resistencia del Norte de California; Task Force on the Americas; Nicaragua Center for Community Action; Party for Socialism and Liberation; Workers World Party

Info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/909692979054586

(8) M 5, Thursday, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, STRIKE SOLIDARITY GUERRILLA MOVIE NIGHT: Teach-In & Speak-Out: ENVIRONMENTAL, COMMUNITY     & CLIMATE JUSTICE MOVEMENTS UNITE WITH STRIKING

Tesoro Refinery
Solano Way and Arnold Industrial Way
Concord

At the United Steel Workers Local 5 Picket

Featuring:
GUERRILLA MOVIE PROJECTIONS:
San Francisco Projection Department will project outdoor movies and images at the picket line of the refinery entrance.

SPEAKOUT: Hear from striking refinery workers and members of refinery community, environmental and climate justice groups about their common fight for health and safety.

ANTONIA JUHASZ: Leading oil industry expert Antonia Juhasz will give a comprehensive analysis of why big oil industry is threat to the health and safety of workers, communities, the environment and our climate and why refinery workers demands for safety are a key part of the solution.

United Steelworkers (USW) refinery workers are on strike over serious health and safety concerns. Workers cite outsourcing, short staffing, forced overtime that produces dangerous fatigue, and a lack of stop-work authority protections to prevent dangerous refinery accidents.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/699367876855862/

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