Reminder on Saturday night – set your clocks 1 hour forward! Spring forward!!
~ ACTION COUNCIL ~
OccupySF Action Council: http://occupyactionsf.org
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
Wednesday March 4 – Friday March 6
(2) March 4, Wednesday, – March 6, Friday – SHUT DOWN CREECH…..Mass Mobilization to Stop Drone Wars! (OccupySF ActionEndorsed)
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
(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
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!
Thursday, March 5
(4) M 5, Thursday, 10:00am – 11:00am, #StandwithNanHui – CALL-IN & EMERGENCY ACTION: STOP NAN-HUI’S DEPORTATION -SF ICE /CBP
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office (Close to Montgomery BART)
33 New Montgomery St.
ICE Field Office
630 Sansome St., Rm. 590
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
- Click here to SIGN & SHARE THE *NEW* PETITION
- 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
(5) M 5, Thursday, 12 Noon Press Conference: Tell the Fed: Let Wages Grow
101 Market St.
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
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
(7) M 5, Thursday, 5:00pm, ¡Chávez Vive en el Pueblo! Rally for Venezuela - Rally
24th & Mission Sts.
in Solidarity with Venezuela’s
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
(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
Solano Way and Arnold Industrial Way
At the United Steel Workers Local 5 Picket
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.