Occupy Forum: Back to the Occupy Basics



Occupy Forum:  Monday, December 17th

 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Café Que Tal

The Fed, the Banks &the Banksters

Occupy Forum continues Monday December 17 at 1005 Guerrero St.  Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

It’s been over a year since the launch of the Occupy movement, yet many of us still do not understand how the Federal Reserve, the private banking conglomerates, and the banksters who run them siphon off trillions of dollars for their own benefit to the detriment of the 99%.  We continue to be deluged with confusing propaganda from the corporate media like the recent “fiscal cliff” onslaught.

A panel of four will explain how the system works and how we can fight back.  Jane Smith, who holds a Masters in Economic & is one of the masterminds behind the Ideological Liberation Working Group, will explain some of the secretive workings of the Federal Reserve System.  Find out what a “Swap” is, how they drain funds from municipalities, states, & universities, and how they connect up with the LIBOR scandal from Alex Roehrkasse, who also holds a Masters in Economics, and is one of the authors of the groundbreaking report “Swapping our Future”.  Susan Harman, National Volunteer Coordinator for the Public Banking Institute will explain how creating State & Municipal banks can re-direct funds away from the banksters and to the people, while Beezer de Martelli, Masters student at UC Berkeley, will speak to us about emerging student debt resistance and the Occupy Strike Debt campaign.

Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Occupy Forum. Location: 1005 Guerrero near 22nd, conveniently located blocks from 24th/Mission BART .  Food and drink available for purchase to support the local Café, Café Que Tal.  There will be seating & amplified sound. Donations to cover our costs are encouraged.

Occupy Forum with The Positive Peace Warriors

Join us Dec.3rd/4th: *Monday Forum,* Mon. night pop-up Occupation &/or *Tues. March & Rally

Occupy Forum with The Positive Peace Warriors

Monday, December 3rd, 6 – 9 pm at Café Que Tal

Occupy Forum continues Monday December 3rd at 1005 Guerrero St.. Information, education, discussion & community!Monday Night Forum!!

MLK, Jr.’s Strategy & Philosophy for Sustaining Social Movements

   Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr., who was the director of the Poor People’s Campaign & friend of the King family, made a promise to Coretta Scott King: to protect the integrity of her husband’s philosophy.  The Positive Peace Warriors Network (PPWN) was created to continue to work to fulfill that promise.. PPWN will introduce us to Kingian philosophy & strategy on movement-building for long-term sustainable change. Join Kazu Haga, founding board member of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ) for a special condensed intro. to the PPWN training (part two, but all welcome). The Occupy movement has been the most important movement towards revolutionary change in a generation. How can we use Kingian philosophy to sustain our movement in the long-term?

Monday Forum 6 to 9 pm. Last half hour reserved for Occupy Announcements: 1005 Guerrero near 22nd, blocks from 24th/Mission BART, SF . Food & drink available for purchase to support the local Café, Café Que Tal. There is seating & amplified sound. Donations to cover costs welcome.

2. March/Rally 11:30 a.m Tues. to fight to save the constitutionally mandated Postal Service.March with Citizen’s to Save the Berkeley Post Office from Blum’s Office at 909 Montgomery St. to Feinstein’s Office. UC Regent Richard Blum, husband of Sen. Diane Feinstein, is Chairman of real estate giant CBRE which advises the Post Office on which offices to sell & then profits as listing agent. Stop privatization of the postal service, education, & the commons for 1%er profit.