Heavy Police Presence In Ferguson To Ensure Residents Adequately Provoked (from theonion.com)

FERGUSON, MO—Ahead of a grand jury’s decision over whether to indict officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, police in the city of Ferguson have reportedly heavily increased their presence this week to ensure residents are adequately provoked. “We’ve deployed additional officers throughout Ferguson in order to make absolutely certain that residents feel sufficiently harassed and intimidated,” said St. Louis County police chief Jon Belmar, assuring locals that officers in full riot gear will be on hand to inflame members of the community for as long as is necessary. “It’s absolutely essential that the people of Ferguson have full confidence that law enforcement is committed to antagonizing them every step of the way.” At press time, the Missouri National Guard was on standby with tanks and urban assault vehicles in case Ferguson residents required additional incitement.

Action Council Events — November 22 to December 8

Occupy SF

~ ACTION COUNCIL ~

Websites:

OccupySF Action Council: http://occupyactionsf.org

OccupySF: http://occupysf.org 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NOTE:

OccupySF Action Council will not be meeting until Sunday, December 7th.

Next Codepink Vigil is on Wednesday, December 3rd

November 22 – November 26

N 22 Saturday – N 26 Wednesday, American Indian Movement International Conference “Climate Change Affects All My Relations”

San Francisco City College – Mission Campus
1125 Valencia St. & 22nd St (nr. 24th Street BART)
SF

AIM-WEST is host to the American Indian Movement (AIM) International Conference, celebrating its 42nd anniversary in San Francisco, November 22-26, 2010. Please check the website www.aimwest for additional locations and activities during the week…

The theme for this year’s annual gathering is “Climate Change Affects All My Relations!”. The conference will focus on Land, Sovereignty and Self-Determination for all Indigenous peoples

Information:  http://www.aimovement.org/moipr/AIMnovMtg.html

Contact: Antonio Gonzales 415-577-1492

The AIM conference is webcast daily on www.earthcycles.net

Monday, November 24

N 24, Monday, 9:30am, BAAQMD – People Needed at Stationary Source Committee Meeting

BAAQMD, 7th floor
939 Ellis Street
SF

URGENT! Turnout Needed @ BAAQMD on Monday

We’re hearing rumblings of heavy oil industry lobbying on refinery policy at the air district, potentially squashing anything good that comes to the Stationary Source Committee Monday.

They will also be giving a presentation on flaring in response to the many concerns voiced over Tesoro’s recent (and massive) flaring, not to mention the pulsing orange skies over the refinery that have been seriously freaking out refinery neighbors.  If you’re frustrated by BAAQMD’s slow and feeble response on this, please call for air district staff to leave the comfy confines of their office to meet with people in Martinez.

Most of all, we need to make sure the air district understands that we’re going to hold them to the refinery clean-up resolution they adopted, and that we expect atransparent process.  Right now, it seems there are oily fingerprints all over the hallways from frequent visits for closed door meetings.

Info: From Ruthie –Occupy EJ

N 24, Monday, 1:30pm  – CCSF-  SUPPORT THE PAEC! COME TO FIRST MEETING OF THE CBOC

33 Gough Street Auditorium
SF

SFCCD Citizens’ Prop 39 Bond Oversight Committee

The first meeting since 2013 of the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) is this Monday!

Prop 39 was to fund the Performing Arts and Education Center (PAEC) that STWEP Agrella cancelled. Supporters of the Performing Arts and Education Center (PAEC) should come to this meeting.

Info: Save CCSF / afisher800@gmail.com

N 24, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum Presents: Film- Walmart: The High Cost of Low Prices

Global Exchange
2017 Mission St
SF

Walmart is the cheapest place in the USA to shop. In some areas, it is the only place to get some things. So, the temptation to shop there is very high.

In areas where Walmart opens, other businesses close down, and downtowns are replaced by big box strip malls. Workers are forced to work there. And the conditions are not good.

Half the Walmart employees are paid so poorly that they qualify for Welfare, food stamps and Medi-Cal. Walmart also receives tax breaks, so the taxpayers are subsidizing it twice. Some Walmarts have provided workforce housing — by letting the workers live in their cars in the parking lot. Walmart workers have to work on Thanksgiving, which has now become BlackFriday. They run holiday food drives, in which the slightly higher-paid workers are asked to contribute money so that lower-paid employees can have food, probably canned, on the one day they don’t have to work, Christmas. Even minimum wage is too high for some Walmarts, which have gotten in trouble for hiring undocumented workers at sub-minimum wages. Meanwhile, the Walton family, which owns the franchise, are billionaires, and are only getting richer.

The workers have been talking of striking for years. But Walmart has said that they will illegally fire all striking workers. Despite this, a strike is finally on. The demand is for a mere fifteen dollars per hour, which is becoming the standard minimum wage in many parts of the USA.

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Occupy Forum presents . . . “Film: Walmart: The High Cost of Low Prices” on Monday, November 24

Monday, November 24th

at Global Exchange from 6 – 9 pm

2017 Mission Street near 16th Street BART

Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue

on all sides of these critically important issues!

OccupyForum Presents…

 Film: Walmart: The High Cost of Low Prices

Walmart is the cheapest place in the USA to shop. In some areas, it is the only place to get some things. So, the temptation to shop there is very high.

But Walmart does not create a level playing field. In areas where Walmart opens, other businesses close down, and downtowns are replaced by big box strip malls. Workers are forced to work there. And the conditions are not good.

Half the Walmart employees are paid so poorly that they qualify for Welfare, food stamps and Medi-Cal. Walmart also receives tax breaks, so the taxpayers are subsidizing it twice. Some Walmarts have provided workforce housing — by letting the workers live in their cars in the parking lot. Walmart workers have to work on Thanksgiving, which has now become BlackFriday. They run holiday food drives, in which the slightly higher-paid workers are asked to contribute money so that lower-paid employees can have food, probably canned, on the one day they don’t have to work, Christmas. Even minimum wage is too high for some Walmarts, which have gotten in trouble for hiring undocumented workers at sub-minimum wages. Meanwhile, the Walton family, which owns the franchise, are billionaires, and are only getting richer.

Understandably, the workers have been talking of striking for years. But Walmart has said that they will illegally fire all striking workers. Despite this, a strike is finally on. The demand is for a mere fifteen dollars per hour, which is becoming the standard minimum wage in many parts of the USA.

See Walmart, The High Price of Low Costs and then go out and support the striking workers.

Time will be allocated for announcements.

Donations welcome, no one turned away.

“The Masque of Anarchy” by Percy Shelley (1832) via Angelina Llongueras

THE

MASQUE OF ANARCHY

I.

As I lay asleep in Italy,
There came a voice from over the sea,
And with great power it forth led me
To walk in the visions of Poesy.

II.

I met Murder on the way–
He had a mask like Castlereagh–
Very smooth he look’d yet grim;
Seven bloodhounds followed him:

III.

All were fat; and well they might
Be in admirable plight,
For one by one, and two by two,
He tossed them humanhearts to chew,
Which from his wide cloak he drew.

IV.

Next came Fraud, and he had on,
Like Lord E–, an ermined gown;
His big tears, for he wept well,
Turned to mill-stones as they fell;

V.

And the little children, who
Round his feet played to and fro,
Thinking every tear a gem,
Had their brains knockedout by, them.

VI.

Clothed with the * * as with light,
And the shadows of the night,
Like * * * next, Hypocrisy,
On a crocodile rode by.

VII.

And many more Destructions played
In this ghastly masquerade,
All disguised, even to the eyes,
Like bishops,lawyers, peers, or spies.

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