~ Action Council ~
Next Meeting – September 6th
Thursday, August 20
A 20, Thursday, 11:00am, National Campaign to Uphold Congressional Ban on Export of Crude Oil!
SF Federal Building
7th & Mission Streets
In response to the oil industry effort to lobby Congress to lift the decades-old ban on shipping crude oil abroad, environmental justice, community, faith and environmental groups are uniting to launch a national campaign to uphold the congressional ban.
A 20, Thursday, 12 Noon – 1:00pm, Justice for Richard Linyard – Press Conference & Rally
Oakland City Hall (Front steps)
Statement of the Family of Richard Linyard:
We are the family of Richard Linyard, 23. We find the death of our son on July 19, at the hands of the OPD to be unacceptable.
Following the press conference we will move forward with rallying in front of OPD to demand Justice for Richard aka Afrikan Richie as well as request that his belongings be returned to his mother.
Info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/08/18/18776360.php (Stop Mass Incarceration post)
Info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/443581512496508/?fref=nf (Justice 4 Richard Linyard, AKA Afrikan Richie ! )
A 20, Thursday, 12:15pm, Press Conference & Rally – We the People v Big Telecom. (re: Cell phones)
450 Golden Gate Ave.
12:15pm Press Conf. & Rally
1:30pm – 17th Floor, Courtroom 5, Judge Chen
After years of being lobbied, the Berkeley City Council unanimously passed the Cell Phone Right to Know Ordinance. The Big Telecom trade group (CTIA) slapped the city with a lawsuit claiming that our intention to have cell phone vendors give purchasers a flyer violates the cell phone companies’ constitutional 1st amendment “right” to free speech, by compelling them to reveal info they want to hide in fine print. It is already required by the FCC that phone owners manuals advise to not hold a cell phone next to body nor head for very long, but few people know.
A 20, Thursday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm Tell Congress to #Vote4Peace San Francisco
16 Market St.
(situated in the Justin Herman Plaza where the Art Market begins on the corner of Market St and Steuart St.
week of August 16th, #IranDeal supporters are rallying all across the country to collect petition signatures and pass out cards with the famous poem ‘Ban’i Adam’ by the Persian poet Sa’adi. The Bay Area Chapter of NIAC plans to hold their Day of Action on Thursday.
A 20, Thursday, 5:30pm, Codepink – Urban Shield Discussion
Peet’s Coffee Shop
9895 San Pablo Ave,
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(walkable from El Cerrito Plaza BART station, and on the 72 San Pablo bus line)
Discussion of Code Pink’s approach to participating in the 2015 Stop Urban Shield coalition.
Urban Shield will take place Sept 11 thru 14 in Pleasanton CA at the Double Tree Hotel and Alameda County Fairgrounds.
FB for Stop Urban Shield: Stop Urban Shield
Web for Urban Shield: http://www.urbanshield.org/
Info for Thurs. Meeting: email@example.com
Friday, August 21
A 21, Friday – A 23, Sunday, Noon – 10:00pm each day, Black August Resistance @Qilombo
2313 San Pablo Ave.
“… since 1979, the month of August to focus on the oppressive treatment of our brothers and sisters disappeared inside the state run gulags and concentration camps America calls prisons. It is during this time that we concentrate our efforts to free our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, uncles, aunts, and all other captive family and friends who have been held in isolation for decade after decade beyond their original sentence. Many of these individuals are held in the sensory deprivation and mind control units called Security Housing Units (S.H.U. Program), without even the most basic of human rights.”
The conference will have political speakers, cultural solidarity performances and workshops around resisting the Prison Industrial Complex and promoting Women’s health.
More Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/478874058955255/ ; firstname.lastname@example.org 510-338-7933
A 21, Friday Noon – A 23, Sunday, 8:00pm, Knowland Park Defence Fest and Campout! – Bands – Workshops – Films – and more!
Cameron Ave. & Malcolm Ave.
Resist a development that would cut down 400+ trees including a 600 year old Oak tree. Weekend of fun and Direct Action to stop the Oakland Zoo! For more info about the campaign go to: www.defendknowlandpark.org
A 21, Friday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Mission Night Walks
Meet: Grace Fellowship
3265 16th St.
Mission faith communities saying “We care,” and “Stop the violence.” Faith communities in the Mission District walk the streets in the neighborhood where violence has occurred, along the way they listen to stories of families, friends who have had loved ones killed.
A 21, Friday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Sensible Cinema Film: Who Bombed Judi Bari?
Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin Street/Geary Blvd.
The film is produced by Daryl Cherney , examines the extensively reported events surrounding the 1990 car bombing in which he and Judi were both injured.
A post screening discussion will feature Atty. Ben Rosenfeld a member of the legal team in Ms. Bari’s lawsuit against the FBI and Oakland Police Department.