ExxonMobil, Chevron Locked In Bidding War To Acquire Lucrative Pennsylvania Senator (from theonion.com)

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HARRISBURG, PA—With both sides increasing their initial offers for the prized asset, multinational energy companies ExxonMobil and Chevron Corporation are currently locked in a fierce bidding war to obtain a lucrative Pennsylvania senator, sources confirmed Monday. “This legislator represents an incredibly valuable commodity in the energy world, and both ExxonMobil and Chevron appear to be willing to pay whatever is necessary to acquire him,” said oil and gas industry analyst John Blakey of the ongoing, back-and-forth bidding process for U.S. Sen. Patrick Toomey (R-PA), noting that both of the politician’s potential owners are enthusiastic about the prospect of utilizing the treasured beltway resource for multiple terms. “Granted, securing such a highly profitable elected official won’t be cheap—it never is. Both of these companies know that if they are fortunate enough to gain possession of this senator, the acquisition will pay dividends for years to come.” At press time, sources confirmed that ExxonMobil and Chevron had entered talks with Pacific Gas and Electric, British Petroleum, Royal Dutch Shell, and Duke Energy to share claims in the senator for the foreseeable future.

Action Council Events — July 28 to August 9

OccupySF

3rd Convergence

Saturday, September 20, 2014

4:00pm – 8:00pm

Chelsea Manning Plaza

(Justin Herman Plaza)

San Francisco

To Endorse / Participate in the Street Theater Contact

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Websites:

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Every weekday – 4:00pm – 5:00pm – Protest for Palestine

Israeli Consulate
456 Montgomery St
SF

As of Sunday there are 1,032 confirmed deaths

Ongoing protests on business days in front of the Israeli Consulate in support of the people of Palestine

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/262928467232073/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&fref=nf

Monday, July 28

J 28, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm OccupyForum Presents: Jiwon Chung and friends:Theatre of the Oppressed Internal Oppression

Global Exchange
2017 Mission St. (nr. 16th St. BART)
SF

Presenter: Jiwon Chung is a professional actor, director, and a key theorist of Theater of the Oppressed. He is the Artistic Director of Kairos Theater Ensemble, Adjunct professor at Starr King School at the Graduate Theological Union, and past President of the national organization for Theater of the Oppressed. Author of numerous books, articles, and performances, he is considered a pioneer in the integration of somatics, theater of the oppressed, and socially engaged art. The focus of his work is in the application of theater as a tool for social and political change, using Theater of the Oppressed to challenge, resist, and transform systemic oppression and structural violence and to redress large scale historical atrocity and injustice. His approach to performance and social change is informed by his background as veteran, martial artist, and 3 decades of Vipassana meditation.

Theater of the Oppressed is a collection of games, techniques and exercises for using theater as a vehicle for personal and social transformation. It uses the dynamized human body and the charged theatrical space as a laboratory for exploring power, transforming oppression, and finding solutions to the fundamental problems of conflict, inequality, injustice and human suffering. Last time we focused on oppression by external power; this time we’ll explore how internal oppression controls us.

Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed has spread across the Americas and more than 70 countries worldwide. Theatre of the Oppressed is taught in classrooms and in the streets, bringing together students, scholars, administrators, policy makers, and community activists in the pursuit of social justice and human rights. Its use is particularly timely today given the worldwide attention to the rights of the indigenous peoples represented by the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2007.

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A video by Bill Moyers: “Clean Elections: Changing the Face of America”

Clean Moneyhttp://www.yesfairelections.org  and  http://www.caclean.org

“Clean Elections: Changing the Face of America”

It’s a video narrated by journalist Bill Moyers on the influence the Clean Elections movement–or publicly financed elections–has had on politics and campaigns in Maine, Arizona, and North Carolina. The video includes interviews from politicians and citizens from Arizona and Maine as well as comments from national organizations including Public Campaign, Common Cause, and Democracy Matters.

The record number of supporters — so many the line went out the door — powered SB 52 to a 5-1 victory in the committee despite rumblings from powerful Sacramento interests that they had “concerns” about its language that stops funders from hiding behind deceptive front groups.

Next up is the Assembly Appropriations Committee hearing on Wednesday, August 6th — Our last chance to pack a hearing in support of REAL disclosure on political ads.

Let’s do it again!  Will you join us?

Join us to pack the Assembly Appropriations Committee hearing room to show the legislature how many regular people like you are demanding an end to anonymous ads that deceive voters about who’s really paying for them.

Occupy Forum presents . . . “Jiwon Chung and friends: Theatre of the Oppressed/Internal Oppression” on Monday, July 28

OccupyForum continues …

Monday, July 28th from 6 – 9 pm at Global Exchange

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…

Jiwon Chung and friends:
Theatre of the Oppressed
Internal Oppression

As we’ve previously experienced, Theater of the Oppressed is a collection of games, techniques and exercises for using theater as a vehicle for personal and social transformation. It uses the dynamized human body and the charged theatrical space as a laboratory for exploring power, transforming oppression, and finding solutions to the fundamental problems of conflict, inequality, injustice and human suffering. Last time we focused on oppression by external power; this time we’ll explore how internal oppression controls us.

Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed has spread across the Americas and more than 70 countries worldwide. Theatre of the Oppressed is taught in classrooms and in the streets, bringing together students, scholars, administrators, policy makers, and community activists in the pursuit of social justice and human rights. Its use is particularly timely today given the worldwide attention to the rights of the indigenous peoples represented by the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2007.

Jiwon Chung is a professional actor, director, and a key theorist of Theater of the Oppressed. He is the Artistic Director of Kairos Theater Ensemble, Adjunct professor at Starr King School at the Graduate Theological Union, and past President of the national organization for Theater of the Oppressed. Author of numerous books, articles, and performances, he is considered a pioneer in the integration of somatics, theater of the oppressed, and socially engaged art. The focus of his work is in the application of theater as a tool for social and political change, using Theater of the Oppressed to challenge, resist, and transform systemic oppression and structural violence and to redress large scale historical atrocity and injustice. His approach to performance and social change is informed by his background as veteran, martial artist, and 3 decades of Vipassana meditation.

Announcements will follow. Donations to OccupyForum to cover our costs are encouraged; no one turned away!