Monday, April 21
April 21, Monday, 9:00 am. – PG&E Pleading NOT GUILTY to the 2010 San Bruno disaster! (Arraignment)
450 Golden Gate Ave.,(betw. Larkin & Polk Sts.), SF
-Gather – 9:00am for a street presence outside 450 Golden Gate Ave.
-Court Arraignment – 9:30am, Federal district Court, 450 Golden Gate Ave., Courtroom G on 15th Floor.
(If you intend to attend the arraignment – allow time to go through security – no signs allowed)
-We might then march one block to the CPUC.
PG&E is being arraigned – pleading NOT GUILTY to 12 felony indictments for gross negligence in the 2010 San Bruno disaster, in which there was a loss of life.
PG&E also operates the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in San Luis Obispo, which is in a seismic active zone. PG&E has been ordered to run seismic studies of the area around Diablo.
Could Diablo Canyon be our next Fukushima?
Please bring signs – suggestions:
1. REMEMBER SAN BRUNO
2. DON’T BELIEVE PG&E LIES ABOUT SAFETY!
3. COULD DIABLO CANYON BE NEXT?
RE: Pacific Gas and Electric Company Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Rupture and Fire, San Bruno, California, September 9, 2010
Pipeline Accident Report NTSB/PAR 11/01 Washington, DC.
On September 9, 2010, about 6:11 p.m. Pacific daylight time, a 30 inch diameter segment of an intrastate natural gas transmission pipeline known as Line 132, owned and operated by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, ruptured in a residential area in San Bruno, California. The rupture occurred at mile point 39.28 of Line 132, at the intersection of Earl Avenue and Glenview Drive. The rupture produced a crater about 72 feet long by 26 feet wide. The section of pipe that ruptured, which was about 28 feet long and weighed about 3,000 pounds, was found 100 feet south of the crater. The Pacific Gas and Electric Company estimated that 47.6 million standard cubic feet of natural gas was released. The released natural gas ignited, resulting in a fire that destroyed 38 homes and damaged 70. Eight people were killed, many were injured, and many more were evacuated from the area. PG&E’s history of abuse, here are some highlights: (these links are from 2011, thanks to Ellen O.)
San Bruno gas pipeline explosions, resulting in deaths, injury, and destruction of homes.
• PG&E lied about pipeline inspections
• whistleblowers harassed
Full Report: http://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/reports/2011/PAR1101.pdf
Smart Meters, with serious problems including health impacts, electrical fire and explosion dangers, interference with electronics, privacy invasion and surveillance, hacking and cybersecurity risks, remote disconnection of power, overbilling, and more
Diablo Canyon – safety violations, built astride earthquake faults, impacts to marine life and neighbors. This hazardous plant needs to be shut down, and the spent fuel housed in dry cask storage.
Acoustic seismic testing – this dangerous “testing” would maim or kill marine life from zoe plankton to whales, to test for faults already well-documented. It has been halted for now, but PG&E may come back with additional proposals
April 21, Monday 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Burrito on Bernal Heights – Remembering Alex Nieto
5:00pm Meet at Precita Park, SF
Monthly gathering every 21st of the month at 5:00pm at Precita Park. Bring Your Own Burrito, chips and sunflower seeds. At sunset we will walk up Bernal Hill. On March 21, Alex Nieto was shot at least 10 times on Bernal Heights by 4 SFPD at sunset, while he ate and relaxed before going to his security job at El Toro on San Bruno Ave.
The Community Remembers, and support the family.
April 21, Monday, 7:30pm – OccupyForum will be in Berkeley with Nomi Prins
Nomi Prins: All the President’s Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power
The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA
$12 advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com :: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus Books (3 locations), Moe’s, Walden Pond, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s Books, SF – Modern Times
The relationship between Washington and Wall Street isn’t really a revolving door. It’s a merry-go-round. As Prins shows, the merriest of all are the bankers and financiers that get rich off the relationship, using their public offices and access to build private wealth and power. Nomi Prins follows the money. She used to work on Wall Street. And now she has written a seminal history of America’s bankers and their symbiotic relationship with all the presidents from Teddy Roosevelt through Barack Obama. Prins is a born story-teller. She turns the history of the moneyed class into a breathless romance—the tawdry affairs of bankers and the presidents who love them.
Nomi Prins is an American author, journalist, and Senior Fellow at Demos. She has worked as a director at Goldman-Sachs and as an analyst at Bear Stearns. It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bonuses, Bailouts, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street, was her loudest whistleblower book …so far.
Tuesday, April 22
April 22, Tuesday, 7:45am – 9:30am – San Francisco Must STOP the RECYCLING CENTERS EVICTIONS! RALLY & PRESS CONFERENCE
During Mayor’s Earth Day Breakfast
San Francisco City Hall Steps – (Both sides of City Hall – Van Ness & Polk Sts.)
SF cannot reach our collective goal of zero waste by 2020 with curbside recycling and reverse vending machines alone. Recycling and keeping it accessible to all through community recycling centers, is one pillar in the movement to preserve the ecosystem for future generations.
“In addition to helping our planet, recycling creates an economic lifeline for some of our poorest and most vulnerable San Franciscans”
- Tom Ammiano
April 22, Tuesday, 10:00am – Anti-eviction Rally at SF Association of Realtors
Corner of Van Ness and Grove Streets, SF
Please come support seniors and people with disabilities who will present a letter to the realtors association, demanding they not oppose proposed changes to the Ellis Act and that they stop senior evictions. “Ethel’s List–the Dirty 30 list” of the top thirty evictors of seniors and people with disabilities will be introduced at the rally.
Sponsored by Senior and Disability Action, Housing Rights Committee, Eviction Free SF, POOR Magazine, Bill Sorro Housing Program & Manilatown Heritage Foundation. For information, call Tony Robles, 415-374-5344.
April 22, Tuesday, 5:00pm Rally – - 6:30pm Speakout – Support SF Teachers & Paraprofessionals
555 Franklin St., SF
As the cost of living in San Francisco skyrockets, too many educators with deep roots in our communities are getting forced out of the City. The instability is hurting our schools, our students, and our families.
The SFUSD will receive substantial additional resources in the coming years and must make sure to spend the money wisely. United Educators of San Francisco’s demands include:
* A salary comparable to the highest standard in the area and in keeping with other public sector workers.
* Healthcare coverage that doesn’t penalize families.
* Professional respect for our paraprofessionals who serve our most vulnerable students.
* Full support for our elementary school students, including smaller class sizes.
Please join us at the SFUSD Board of Education meeting to support our public school educators and our public schools!
Wednesday, April 23
April 23, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm Codepink’s Weekly Peace Vigil
Market Street on steps below Feinstein’s office at Montgomery and Market, (directly above the Montgomery BART / Muni Station, SF
Feel free to bring your own signage, flyers, items for the altar to child drone victims, ideas for future vigils …
FLY KITES, NOT DRONES!
Stand with us and the huge PEACE Banner! Everyone welcome!
Thursday, April 24
April 24, Thursday 10:00 am SF, 1:00pm San Leandro and 3:30 pm Campbell – STOP PRIVATIZATION OF THE POST OFFICE
Postal Workers National Day Of Action Against Privatization At Staples (Corrupt Blum-Feinstein Connection)
Time: 10:00 AM
Address: 1700 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
Time: 1:00 PM
Address: 15555 East 14th Street #200, San Leandro, CA 94578
Time: 3:30 PM
Address: 500 East Hamilton Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008
US Mail is NOT FOR SALE!
April 24, Thursday, 4:00pm – CCSF -Board Meeting this Thursday WITH Public Comment!
Multiuse Building Room 140
Ocean Campus – CCSF
For the first time since last July when our Board of Trustees were dis-empowered, the Special Trustee with Extraordinary Powers (STWEP) will take our public comments. Please come and let him know what you think!
The format for this public meeting will follow the general guidelines found in Board Policy 1.11.
You may also submit your comments via email to the STWEP by 4:00 pm: firstname.lastname@example.org
To view the resolutions for the April 2014 Agenda:
If you are having trouble with this link, please follow the steps below:
1) Go to http://www.ccsf.edu/NEW/=20
2) Scroll down the page until you see the left navigation link – Board Agendas, double click the link
3) On the left hand side, you’ll see a navigation bar that says “Meetings: 2012 to present”
4) Find the notice(s) you would like to view
5) Click the date
6) Download notice(s)
Saturday, April 26
April 26, Saturday, 11:00 am – PEOPLE’S EARTH DAY 2014 – Environmental Justice Walk Against Cancer and Pollution
Martin Luther King Jr. Park
5700 block of 3rd Street at Carroll
Bayview Hunters Point
Let’s march together in memory of our loved ones who have passed or are suffering from cancer,
and dedicate ourselves to work for healthy communities and environmental and climate justice.
Stop pollution of our communities! Toxic waste & neighborhoods don’t mix! Protect communities from climate change & rising sea levels that threaten to flood toxic sites near our homes!
Sponsored by Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, Huntersview Mothers and Fathers Committee for Health and Environmental Justice, 350.org Bay Area, 350 SF, Breast Cancer Action, Bayview Footprint, Sunflower Alliance, Occupy San Francisco Environmental Justice Working Group, West Berkeley Alliance for Clean Air & Safe Jobs
Info: 415-447-3904 email@example.com www.greenaction.org
April 26, Saturday, 10:00am – 2:00pm, 9th Annual WALK Against Rape (fundraiser)
Start: The Women’s Building – 3543 18th Street, SF
End: La Raza / Potrero del Sol Park at Potrero Ave and 25th Street
Join the communities of San Francisco to raise awareness about sexual assault at Walk Against Rape, a 3.5 mile walk starting at the Women’s Building and culminating in a Festival at La Raza / Potrero del Sol Park. This is a fundraiser for San Francisco Women Against Rape
Info / Registration: http://www.sfwar.org/walk/index.html
April 26, Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:00pm Displacing Gentrification: a peoples’ forum to build unity in the fight for our communities! (Oakland)
Met West High School in Oakland
1100 3rd Ave
Oakland, CA 94606
Event followed by a community BBQ at the Met West yard from 1-3pm (please bring a dish to share if you can!).
We will have food, childcare and translation into Spanish available.
ABOUT EVENT: Organizers of the event, which includes different Bay Area social justice organizations, community groups and coalitions, seek to build a city-wide movement against gentrification and displacement. Our community meeting will focus on pulling together all of the folks that we know of that are doing good work to fight gentrification to learn about what folks are doing, share what’s working, plug in folks that want to get involved in the fight, and identify opportunities for collaboration and city-wide efforts.
SOLUTION: Our vision is for self-determined communities where residents have the opportunity to thrive and collectively own and make decisions about the resources in their neighborhoods. We want to start this journey by building a city-wide movement against gentrification and displacement.
ABOUT GENTRIFICATION: Gentrification is HERE! Oakland’s seeing rising rent costs, a massive influx of private and public development dollars and our city’s leadership values profit over the needs of working class communities in Oakland.
Oakland’s Black population has dropped by 25% in the 10 years between 2000 and 2010. Rents in Oakland have gone up 20% on average in the past year and in certain neighborhoods even more than that. Our mayor and city council continue to approve development projects without genuine community input or buy- in – and all of theses aspects of gentrification are pushing people out of Oakland.
People, neighborhoods and organizations all over Oakland are fighting to stop the impact of gentrification in our communities, but we’re not coordinating our efforts, and we have a lot to learn from each other.
April 26, Saturday, 12Noon – 3:00pm – ACT NOW! OUR CITY! OUR HOMES! (SF)
Civic Center, SF
Join us to say YES to fair rents! NO MORE evictions and predatory speculation!
There will be interactive activities!
San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition
Info / RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/627231697371131/
April 26, Saturday, 1:30pm – 4:00pm Gray Panthers Benefit with Dave Welch
Age Song Café
601 Hayes Street (corner of Laguna)
Our friend, Dave Welch, will be performing. He sings for Justice for the postal workers, people of Haiti and all of us!
April 26, Saturday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, People’s Park 45th Anniversary Symposium
2905 Shattuck Avenue
Open Free Speech Mic.
Are more People’s Parks the solution? Running candidates? Is Revolution possible?
What kind of organizations do workers need? How should we deal with Climate Change? What about the tree-protest on campus? What about the homeless?
Sunday, April 27
April 27, Sunday – 10:00 am – Canvas Richmond RE: Chevron Refinery Expansion Plans
Bobby Brown Center
April 27, Sunday, 12 Noon – 6:00pm – People’s Park 45 th Anniversary
2556 Haste St. (betw. Telegraph & Bowditch)
Berkeley, CA 94704
Music, dancing, drumming, free food.
Remember the fallen & celebrate another trip around the Sun for the world’s most unique social experiment.
Monday, April 28
April 28, Monday, 7:00pm – SF Workers Memorial Day-Fighting for Health And Safety & Healthcare For Injured Workers
Remember The Dead, Fight For The Living
ILWU Local 34
5 Berry St./Next To AT&T Ball Park San Francisco, CA
Join injured workers, health and safety advocates, healthcare advocates and others on Workers Memorial Day in San Francisco on April 28, 2014. In California workers face a more and more dangerous situation on the job with injuries and deaths from workplace toxins and hazards. New technologies such as biotech and nanotech are unregulated and workers union and unorganized who speak out about health and safety are illegally retaliated against in many workplaces.
California has only 166 OSHA inspectors for 18 million workers and the state refuses to even hire more inspectors with money that has already been appropriated. Ca-OSHA whistleblowers are now speaking out about the need to defend Ca-OSHA to protect California workers on the job. There is a growing scandal at Cal-OSHA and DIR because they have not spent the money they have for a proper number of OSHA inspectors.
Workplace bullying on the job is also creating more health problems including depression which is now a larger part of workplace injuries yet has been threatened by California SB 863 which limits compensation for these injuries.
Injured workers also face a growing crisis after they have to go through one obstacle course after another to get their healthcare. Doctors who are not even licensed in California operate through an outsourced company called Maximus which has anonymous doctors giving determination about whether workers are able to get their healthcare needs met.
On this day we will commemorate those workers killed on the job and those workers and their families who are fighting for healthcare and justice on the job.
Brenda Barros, SEIU 1021 SF Cope Chair and SF General Hospital Worker
Dr. Larry Rose, Past Medical Director Cal-OSHA
Sean Gillis, IFPTE 21 Oakland Unit M
Brian Carrasso, Injured worker at Clark Pest Control
George Figuerero ATU 1555 BART 2014 Strike Coordinator
Sponsored by Injured Workers National Network www.iwnn.org
California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day www.workersmemorialday.org
For information contact (415)282-1908
Watchdog Group: Cal/OSHA’s Staff Level Has Fallen Below Minimum Standard for Federal Funding
Workplace Bullying Takes Its Toll-Mistreatment at city departments costs San Francisco millions
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE ACTIONS
Monday & Tuesday, April 28-29: Veterans Unite Against Drones
sponsored by Sacramento Veterans for Peace
contact Barry Binks, firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE the DATES:
May 1, 2014, Wednesday – 24th & Mission (San Francisco )
May 1, 2014, Wednesday, 3:00pm– International Worker’s Day March – (Fruitvale area in Oakland)
Check Occupy Oakland website.
From 99Rise : May 3 – May 4 – 5/4 10am – 6pm
At Global Exchange 2017 Mission St, SF (just across the street from 16th St. BART)
This free, intensive 2 day training will give you the entire “DNA” of 99Rise – everything that makes this movement tick – so that by the end of the weekend, you’ll have received the full set of theoretical, strategic, relational, and communications tools needed to become a 99Rise leader, form an independent team, and spread the DNA in your community. Do the training, be the movement.
The training will include:
*The basic dynamics of nonviolent conflict and civil resistance.
*How to share your story to mobilize supporters and build community.
*The grand strategy and principles of 99Rise.
*Organizing 101 and effective action planning.
Facebook event link here https://www.facebook.com/events/1410876362507764/
May 3 “Share the Bulb” Dog Show / Potluck picnic 10:00 am – All Day (510) 541-3835