December 5, Thursday, 7:00 pm –Strategy Meeting to Defend the Postal Service
Berkeley Arts Festival Space
2133 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
Organize the Bay Area to save our public postal service.
In Berkeley, the historic post office at 2000 Allston Way faces the threat of privatization. The Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service in collaboration with the mega-real estate corporation CBRE wants to sell this building as part of their strategy to dismantle our public postal service and shutter the largest unionized employer in the country.
To defend the right of collective bargaining, to defend the union movement, to defend the right to publicly control the means of communication, and to resist the theft of public goods by the 1%, we must organize a grass-roots movement to work at the local level to block the seizure of the essential resources we hold in common.
In Berkeley, we are testing methods in real-time to prevent the privatization of public goods like the USPS. These methods can be adopted by other communities, and they can be refined and synchronized to work in a nation-wide movement.
Come to learn more about our legislative, judicial, and direct action tactics. Discuss with us how to bring democratic pressure to bear on Berkeley’s elected officials to pass a zoning overlay, which would obstruct the sale of the downtown Berkeley Post Office. Come to learn more about the toxic strategies of the privatizers.
Greg Jan, Alameda County Green Party; Dave Welsh, Executive Vice President – retired – Letter Carriers Union local 214, and veteran of the 33-day tent city at the Berkeley Post Office
Cosponsors: Alameda County Green Party: http://acgreens.wordpress.com/; Save the People’s Post Office, San Francisco: http://www.savethepostoffice.com/; Community and Postal Workers United: http://cpwunited.com/home
Useful links: https://www.facebook.com/BayAreaStrikeDebt http://strike-debt-bay-area.tumblr.com/
December 7, Saturday 3:00 pm – Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting
UC Berkeley Student Union Office
2070 Allston Way, Suite 204
(up the stairs, on the second floor)
On the agenda:
*Richmond Eminent Domain and the potential of broken chain of title
*Post Office Defense
*Toward a Debtors Union
*The Federal Reserve, Public Banking
*Strike Debt Radio Project
Bring your ideas. Bring your friends. See you there.
December 8, Sunday, 11:45 am – Monthly Golden Gate Bridge“Walk for Peace”
Gather at the North or South end of the Eastern walkway of the GG Bridge. We step off at Noon to converge
In the Middle. Rally on SF side after the march.
Info Toby at: firstname.lastname@example.org
December 9, Monday 6:30 pm – David Coombs – attorney for Pvt. Chelsea (formally Bradley) Manning
390 – 27ths Street, Oakland
First public Bay Area presentation of Pvt. Manning’s attorney David Coombs. Mr. Coombs, while now practicing military law as a civilian, has been recognized as one of the best trial attorneys in the U.S. Army. He continues to represent the young
WikiLeaks whistleblower, who was sentenced in late August to 35 years in military prison.
He is pursuing legal appeals on the basis of prosecutorial misconduct, as well as a formal request that President Obama grant clemency.
Mr. Coombs is also PVT Chelsea Manning’s primary advocate as she pursues hormone therapy at Ft. Leavenworth military prison for gender dysphoria. Q&A to follow
This event has been endorsed by OccupySF Action Council
The event is hosted by the Private Manning Support Network, which will collect funds to benefit ongoing defense efforts, including impending legal appeals. Project Director for the Support Network, Jeff Paterson, will be present to answer questions about how activists can get further involved at this juncture.
The War on Whistleblowers must be stopped!
$5 – $10 requested at the door
For info: Courage to Resist (510) 488-3559
Facebook:RSVP on Facebook
December 10, Tuesday, 5:30 pm – Rally & Hearing –Tell Governor Brown to NOT FRACK California!– Oakland
Hearing– 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Oakland Convention Center
550 – 10th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Governor Brown’s administration is holding a public hearing on its planned environmental study of the risks that fracking poses to California. Rally being organized outside of hearing to make it clear we’re opposed to FRACKING!
Info from CREDO.
Click here to RSVP for the rally.
December 11, Wednesday, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm –Emergency Actions – Stop the Secrecy Laws in Japan No More
Nuclear Start-ups and Fukushima Cover-ups
50 Fremont St. (nr. Mission St.), SF
West Coast And Hawaii Day Of Action At Japanese Consulates in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu
The Japanese government and it’s LDP prime minister Abe is seeking to push through a “Secrecy Law” that could be used to silence not only people reporting on what is going on at Fukushima but even those who are trying to find out what is happening in Fukushima. This is an open flagrant effort to silence anti-nuclear activists and human rights activists who are fighting to defend the children and people of Fukushima. National newspapers in Japan and even the New York Times have opposed these repressive secrecy laws since they would also prevent the media from investigating and reporting not only on Fukushima but many other issues of critical importance to the public in Japan and around the world. This is not just a Japanese issue but of great importance for the world. Already anti-nuclear activists such as Osaka Professor Shimoji have been jailed for leafleting against the burning of nuclear rubble. A leader of the Liberal Democratic Party even accused protesters against the bill of being “terrorists”. This fascistic type of law and repressive attacks is a dangerous escalation of threats to free speech and human and democratic rights.
Bring your banners and posters “Stop The Abe Repressive Secrecy Laws And Attacks On Human And Democratic Rights In Japan”
Sponsored by No Nukes Action Committee http://nonukesaction.wordpress.com/
December 11, Wednesday, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Vigil for Peace – Code Pink
Gather at Montgomery and Market, directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station.
Feel free to bring your own signs and flyers. Everyone welcome! Rain cancels.
Save the Dates!
December 23, 2013 – 100thAnniversary of Federal Reserve