Action Council Announcements — December 17 thru December 23

December 16, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm – OccupyForum Presents: The Spirit of CODEPINK: “More than Marches!”

Global Exchange

2017 Mission St. (nr 16th St. BART), SF

Speakers: Nancy Mancias and Inder Comar

On April 3, 2014, the class action lawsuit targeting six key members of the Bush Administration will come before the United States District Court in San Francisco. Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi single mother of four, is the lead plaintiff in the  class action lawsuit. George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, and Paul Wolfowitz are the six key members mentioned in the lawsuit and all will be represented by the Department of Justice. In Saleh v. Bush, Saleh alleges that the Iraq War was not conducted in self-defense, did not have the appropriate authorization by the United Nations, and therefore constituted a “crime of aggression” under international law—a designation first set down in the Nuremberg Trials after  World War II. The aim of the suit is simple:to achieve justice for Iraqis, and to show that no one, not even the president of the United States, is above the law.

Nancy Mancias is a campaign organizer for CODEPINK. Mancias is a contributing writer to Beautiful Trouble A Toolbox for  Revolution.

Attorney Inder Comar will  discuss the class action lawsuit to hold Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Powell and Wolfwotiz accountable for the illegal invasion & occupation of Iraq.  CODEPINK’S creativity and strength demonstrates what has become increasingly clear: we need “more than marches” to successfully address the enormous problems facing our society and our democracy.

December 17, Tuesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm – “Happy Birthday Chelsea Manning! – FREE HER NOW!”

Harvey Milk Plaza (Market & Castro), S.F.

Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning is the US soldier sentenced to 35 years in jail for leaking thousands of documents to Wikileaks  exposing US and other governments’ war crimes and corruption.  She is 26 years old on this day. Ever since she was detained and tortured in 2010, international protests, including from LGBTQ people, have demanded her release.

Demonstrate your support for her courageous whistleblowing, and for all who blow the whistle on corruption, dictatorship and dirty government secrets.

Info: Queer Strike

December 17, Tuesday, 5:00 pm – Richmond Needs a Recovery – Richmond Needs Richmond CARES!

5:00 pm Rally to Save Richmond Homes

6:30 pm – Richmond City Council Meeting

440 Civic Center Plaza (6 blocks fr. Richmond BART, Richmond, CA

Stand with Working Families, Not Wall Street!!! Wall Street’s crash hurt Richmond’s economy, home values, and tax base.

Ask the Richmond City Council to move forward on Richmond CARES-an innovative program to restore home equity and fight foreclosures in our city.

Bring your friends — it’s time to fix the foreclosure mess Wall Street created!

For more info visit or contact Contra Costa ACCE Action Center: 415-377-9037.

December 18, Wednesday – Noon – “We Are Staying: Not One More Eviction!!!” (Mission Eviction Protest)

3248 22nd Street at Bartlett (in front of Revolution Cafe), S.F.

Join Eviction Free San Francisco and all allies in the fight for housing justice in San Francisco as we take on a landlord (to be named at the action) in San Francisco’s Mission District.

We Say “HELL NO” to the displacement of seniors, artists, immigrants, and workers from this vibrant, diverse, working-class Neighborhood and citywide!

Join two long – time San Franciscans (one disabled senior) who refuse to leave the city they love! By standing up for this household, we stand up for all of our Mission homes…all of us together!!


December 21, Saturday, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Don’t Steal our Postal Services Rally

In front of the Staples store

2352 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

The Berkeley Post Office and post offices all over the US are under threat of being fraudulently sold!

In a new attack, US postal services have been snuck into 84 Staples stores all over the country – including Berkeley. Postal  services are being provided by low-wage Staples employees, not living-wage Postal professionals.

Please join us to:

• Oppose privatization of the US Postal Services and all public resources. Privatization brings higher prices and worse quality.

• Oppose union busting – replacing union jobs with low paying jobs that offer poor or no benefits.

(USPS compensation: $20-$30/hr + benefits. Staples: $8 – $12/hr, few if any benefits.)

Non-union pay lowers everyone’s standard of living.

Support Berkeley Post Offices


Sunday, Dec. 22nd & Monday Dec. 23

100th Anniversary of Federal Reserve!

December 22, Sunday 2:00 pm – Over-nighter; chalking– Federal Reserve SF

Federal Reserve, 101 Market St. SF

December 23, Monday – 100th Anniversary of Federal Reserve

SF Federal Reserve,  101 Market St., SF

Occupiers will be present the whole day!

–          5:30 – anti-corporate caroling

–          6-6:30 – Illuminator will project a message onto the Fed

–          6:30-ish – 7-ish – Occupy Forum, with Jane speaking on the Federal Reserve

OccupyForum will also be held at Federal Reserve on Dec. 23.

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