Hong Kong “Occupy Central” Protests Call for Political Freedom After China Rejects Open Elections (via democracynow.org)

Nineteen people were arrested in Hong Kong on Monday, one day after thousands protested calling for greater political freedom. The demonstration was organized by a group called Occupy Central after the Chinese government rejected demands for Hong Kong to freely choose its next leader in 2017. Under the new rules, Hong Kong voters will be allowed to choose the territory’s own chief executive, but all candidates must first be approved by a nominating panel. Activists fear the nominating panel will be controlled by pro-Beijing loyalists who will prevent opposition candidates from running. Protesters with Occupy Central are threatening to hold more demonstrations including a blockade of city’s central business district. We speak to Hong Kong legislator Claudia Mo, a former journalist who helped found the Civic Party.

Action Council Events — September 2 to September 15

OccupySF Action Council: http://occupyactionsf.org/

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesday, September 2

S 2, Tuesday, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Stop the Privatization of Our Post Office! (Postal Union will have a presence at S.F. Staples)

Staples
1700 Van Ness (@ Sacramento St)
SF

Info from Postal union

S 2, Tuesday 6:00pm – 9:00pm –San Francisco 99% Coalition Meeting – Speaker Norman Solomon, journalist & media critic

Unitarian Universalist Center - Martin Luther King Rm

1187 Franklin Street/corner Geary Blvd

SF

CIVIL LIBERTIES UNDER ATTACK – WHAT WE CAN DO

Meeting with Program featuring Norman Solomon of Roots Action!

6 – 6:30 PM: Potluck Dinner
6:30 – 7:25: Meeting
7:30 – 9:00 Program

Speakers: Norman Solomon, journalist and media critic
followed by Janet Weil & Susan Harman on opposing Urban Shield (with brief powerpoint presentation); Zaki Manian of Restore the 4th on state & natl legislation. 

Wednesday, September 3

S 3, Wednesday, 3:30pm – 5:00pm Stop the Privatization of Our Post Office! (Postal Union will have a presence at S.F. Staples)

Staples
1700 Van Ness (@ Sacramento St)
SF

Info from Postal union

S 3, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Codepink’s Weekly PEACE VIGIL

Montgomery & Market Streets. on the steps below Senator Feinstein’s office

(directly above Montgomery BART/MUNI Station)
SF

Join us! All are welcomed!

Say NO to WAR!  NO to DRONES! NO to BOMBING IRAQ!  END ALL U.S. MILITARY AID to ISRAEL!….

(Rain Cancels)

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San Francisco 99% Coalition Meeting on Tuesday, September 2

San Francisco 99% Coalition Meeting

Tuesday, September 2

 Unitarian Universalist Center - Martin Luther King Rm1187 Franklin Street/corner Geary Blvd

CIVIL LIBERTIES UNDER ATTACK – WHAT WE CAN DO

Meeting with Program featuring Norman Solomon of Roots Action!

 SF 99% Coalition

September 2, 2014, 6 – 9 PM
UU Church, 1187 Franklin, SF.
Free and open to the public

6 – 6:30 PM: Potluck Dinner
6:30 – 7:25: Meeting
Agenda:
Welcome & Intros
UU updates-Treasurer’s Report
Environmental News/Actions
Other Recent Actions Reportbacks

Sept 20 OccupySF Street Theatre Update
Sept 21 Climate March Update
Announcements

7:30 – 9:00 Program
Speakers:Norman Solomon, journalist and media critic
followed by
Janet Weil & Susan Harman on opposing Urban Shield (with brief powerpoint presentation); Zaki Manian of Restore the 4th on state & natl legislation.
Q and A to follow.

Parking is allowed at 6:00 pm on the right side of Franklin Street