Anonymous Calls for Rally in Support of “PayPal 14″ at SF Federal Court

    The internationally lauded ‘PayPal 14′ are due in San Francisco Federal Court (450 Golden Gate Avenue or 90 7th Street on the corner of Mission and 7th Streets??) on Monday, March 1, 2013 and Anonymous is calling for a rally all day beginning at 8:30am to support the online heros who allegedly dared to act against the gross media censorship by e-Bay’s subsidiary PayPal after terminating it’s donation processing service for Wikileaks’ when nation-states began targeting them for revealing international war crimes and crimes against humanity from the Bush-era of the “War on Terra

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    The defendants were arrested in July of 2011 after PayPal reportedly suffered 3.5 million pounds in damages in 2010 due to a cyber-sit-in or DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on their website. The incident was allegedly a response to the online giant’s unprecedented decision to cut off journalists Julian Assange and Wikileaks from revenue and legal defense funds.

    Though the Federal Gov’t has been calling Julian Assange a terrorist and finally beginning to try Bradley Manning for espionage charges after 1000 days in cruel confinement, the public by and large considers the Bradley Manning/Wikileaks leak, including Collateral Murder, to be an act of whistleblowing and journalism on crimes against humanity. Similarly, the European Human Rights Court recently found the CIA guilty of torturing and sodomizing German Citizen Mr. el-Masri after subjecting him to illegal extraordinary rendition in a case of mistaken identity.

    Last week in San Jose the defendants plead Not Guilty to the two felonies against them carrying maximum penalties of 15 years in prison and $500,000 fines. On March 1, they reportedly will be meeting one by one with a judge “who will weigh out whether the gov’t, or us for the matter, have a strong case.”

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    Please come show your support for whistleblowers, First Amendment Rights and their heroic defenders.

Bring your mask…and maybe a sign.

Occupy Forum: Making our workplaces more Democratic

OccupyForum presents:

 

Making Our Workplaces More Democratic

 

The Surprisingly Rich History of Worker-owned

Co-operatives and Communes in the U.S.

with author John Curl and Members of Local Co-Ops

Occupy Forum continues Monday, February 25th from 6 - 9 pm

Global Exchange 2017 Mission Street

 Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

 

Most workers today have little or no say in the way their workplace is run and are largely at the mercy of the whims of the boss who has virtual autocratic control of the environment where they spend much of their waking lives. Even though we may feel there are no alternatives to the current structure, there is in fact a long history of worker-owned  co-operatives and communes in the U.S. and there are many such businesses and groups thriving around us today, allowing workers to direct the way their workplace functions and to make their working lives

much more democratic and fulfilling.

 

Author, poet, professional woodworker and activist John Curl will tell us about the many forms of worker co-operatives which have existed throughout U.S. history and how the desire by people to escape from the tyranny of traditional capitalist structures brought them about. He will also talk about more contemporary examples of alternative structures for the workplace and about the role communes have played in the human desire for more freedom in the way we live and work. A member of numerous co-operatives and collectives, Curl, a Berkeley resident, has written several books on these subjects including the authoritative For All The People, a history of co-operatives and communalism in the U.S. He has written seven books of poetry and translated the works of Inca, Aztec and Mayan poets.

 

We will also be joined by members of several local worker-owned co-operatives, including Arizmendi Bakery and Other Avenues health food store who will share their experiences of working in an alternative workplace, discussing the pros and cons of these organizations.

Time will be allotted for Q&A and discussion. Monday 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Global Exchange, 2017 Mission Street 2nd floor (#200 on keypad) near Mission and 16th BART. Donations to OccupyForum to cover our costs are encouraged; no one turned away!

1000 Days Without Trial | Bradley Manning Plaza, SF | Sat. Feb. 23, 2013

Whistleblowing is not a crime! Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 marks the 1000 day of Whistleblower Private Bradley Manning’s cruel and unusual confinement without a trial and OccupySF will be back at Bradley Manning Plaza (formerly Justin Herman Plaza) joining SF and Bay Area Bradley Manning supporters on the International Day of Action!

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WHEN: 02/23/2013, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
WHERE: Bradley Manning Plaza, 1 Market St, San Francsco, CA 94101
LOCAL ORGANIZER INFO: Michael Thurman michael@couragetoresist.org
A Bradley Manning supporter is someone who believes in exposing war crimes, in international justice, in people’s right to know what the government does in our name. (Visit www.bradleymanning.org to learn more)
Blowing the whistle on war crimes and telling the truth about US foreign policy is an heroic civil act in times of tyranny. Though the US has cavalierly been selling arms to Al-Qaeda and Mexican Drug Cartels, the White

 

OccupyForum: Strategies and Tactics of The Environmental Movement

OccupyForum presents:

A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet

A documentary on 5 decades of the Environmental Movement

followed by discussion with Director Mark Kitchell

Occupy Forum continues Monday, February 18th from 6 -  9 pm , Global Exchange 2017 Mission Street

 Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

The Strategies and Tactics of The Environmental Movement:

What can Occupy learn, adapt, apply?

A FIERCE GREEN FIRE: The Battle for a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Directed and written by Mark Kitchell, Academy-Award nominated director of Berkeley in the Sixties, and narrated by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd, Van Jones and Isabel Allende, the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2012 and has won acclaim at dozens of festivals around the world.

A FIERCE GREEN FIRE chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century and one of the keys to the 21st. It brings together all the major parts of environmentalism and connects them.

It focuses on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future – and succeeding against all odds.

The film arrives at a moment of promise: 25 years after Dr. James Hansen first warned of global warming; 8 years after Katrina; 3 years after the Gulf oil disaster; 2 years after meltdown at Fukushima; a year and a half since stopping the Keystone Pipeline; and half a year since the wake-up call that was Hurricane Sandy, the capper to the hottest year on record. As Obama begins a second term more people than ever are active — descending on Washington, DC on Presidents Day and launching a broad alliance to Stop Oil. 2013 may be the year that grassroots pressure finally forces action to halt climate change. A FIERCE GREEN FIRE gives us reason to believe change can come.

Time will be allotted for Q&A and discussion. Monday 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Global Exchange 2017 Mission Street 2nd floor, near Mission and 16th BART.

DVDs available for sale after screening. Donations to OccupyForum to cover our costs are encouraged; no one turned away!

This is the perfect way to spend Monday evening after the Forward on Climate Action Sunday F17!!

Watch the video at http://youtu.be/ai-JjTrYLIE

OccupyForum: San Francisco: A City of the 1% or For Us All?

OccupyForum with Homes Not Jails and the San Francisco Tenants Union

OccupyForum continues: Monday, February 11th 2013, 6 – 9 pm at Global Exchange 2017 Mission St., 2nd Floor

Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

 Topic: San Francisco: A City of the 1% Or For Us All?

 

Ayisha Pelpon and others of HOMES NOT JAILS, and Ted Gullickson of the SAN FRANCISCO TENANTS UNION,

will speak on their fight against the class and ethnic cleansing taking place in our city today.

Possible Special Guest: OCCUPY BERNAL (a group very active in housing issues).

 

HOMES NOT JAILS formed in San Francisco in 1992 to advocate for the use

of vacant and abandoned housing by people who are homeless. With folks

dying on sidewalks in front of  empty buildings, affordable housing

advocates and poor people converged to find ways of utilizing such

properties, making a loud public statement of their
discontent in the process.

 

Homelessness and the exorbitant cost of housing is a crisis that many in

San Francisco, the U.S.A., and the world appear to accept as
“the way it is.” There is even a myth that living on the streets is like a vacation.

  

Since 1971, the SF Tenants Union has been fighting for the rights of

tenants and for the preservation of affordable housing in San

Francisco. From the struggle for rent control in the 1970s to 1998′s

Proposition G (to end the abuses of OMI evictions), the Tenants Union

has been the city’s leading advocate for tenants. The SFTU is 100%

membership supported and this enables our advocacy to be uncompromising

and immune to pressures from government or other funders.

Location: Global Exchange 2017 Mission St. 2nd floor, across from the 16th & Mission BART. A sign will be posted with a phone number to call for entry for those who arrive after 6:15. This is a smoke- and alcohol-free space. The last half hour will be reserved for Occupy Working Groups and Affinity Group announcements. Donations encouraged to cover our costs; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Join us at OccupyForum!

  HNJ Contact:

https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/homesnotjails
Or — come to our weekly Tuesday night meetings, 8pm, at the Housing Rights Committee, 417 S Van Ness

 

SF Tenants Union:
Just drop by! SF Tenants Union 558 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA 94110. Website, San Francisco Tenants Union

www.sftu.org/

Watch the video at http://youtu.be/XviNnD4ae6s

 Forum planning contact for above date: David Halenda, 415.871.4360