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

Occupy Forum – The Fight Against Environmental Racism

Occupy Forum with Greenaction for Health & Environmental Justice and Environmental Justice Community Activists

Monday February 4, 2013 * 6 pm at 209 Golden Gate Ave @ Leavenworth, San Francisco (Local 2 Union Hall) Information, discussion and community!

The Fight Against Environmental Racism: Updates from the Frontlines in Bayview Hunters Point, Richmond & Kettleman City and How to Stop the 1% from Poisoning Us


Community struggles against environmental racism and injustice are raging in low-income communities of color across the bay area, state and country.  Communities are fighting for their lives, and for justice, challenging giant corporate polluters like Chevron and Chemical Waste Management and the government agencies that protect the 1% that profit from polluting our communities.

Hear from activists on the frontlines and get involved in planning actions this spring!

Maricla Mares Alatorre, El Pueblo/People for Clean Air & Water, Kettleman City (San Joaquin Valley)
Henry Clark, West County Toxics Coalition, Richmond
Marie Harrison, Greenaction Community Organizer, Bayview Hunters Point
Tessie Ester, Huntersview Mothers Committee for Health and Environmental Justice
Bradley Angel, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice

Donations gladly accepted to cover costs – no one turned away for lack of funds!

The last half hour will be reserved for Occupy Working Groups and Affinity Group announcements. Location: Local 2, 209 Golden Gate at Leavenworth, near the Civic Center BART. This is a smoke- and alcohol-free space. Join us at OccupyForum!

Occupy Forum in the Park with Cecile Pineda

Occupy Forum in the Park with Cecile Pineda

Monday, Nov 5th, 6 – 9 pm at 2969 Mission Street

Occupy Forum in the Park continues Monday November 5th at 2969 Mission Street. We seek the fullest possible citizen participation in the ongoing creation of a better world. Information, education, discussion, snacks & community! Monday Night Forum in the Park!!

Topic: How the Nuclear Industry Gets Away With Irradiating and Annihilating Us All

           Radiation from the planetary catastrophe at Fukushima: Is it in our shoes, our clothes, our hair? Is it in our food, our water, our air? Will it make us sick? Kill us? How long will it take? Can we get out? Is anywhere safe? Why did our governments not consider any of this when nuclear reactors were brought on line? Why did no one figure out how to store nuclear waste, or how to dismantle a defective, corroding reactor? What about reactors in California, and all over the United States and the world that leak, produce radioactive waste, and poison us? And what are the ties between the military and nuclear power? How is it possible that free people in democratically elected societies find ourselves trapped and aghast at this, our plight? What happened? Is it too late? Cecile Pineda, author of Devil’s Tango: How to do the Fukushima Step by Step, will take us on a journey through this nightmare that is now upon us, and explain how this time the System we fight in Occupy may have already committed suicide and taken us along with it. Can we save ourselves? Join us at Forum in the Park to hear the truth, and find out how to act with courage to stop our government and the nuclear industry from this march of folly.

We the People must force our governments to stop colluding with insatiable energy giants devastating our environment, and protect ourselves by dismantling nuclear power plants. We demand the shift to sustainable energy! Another world is possible!!! All are invited to join in the discussion!

The last half hour will be reserved for Occupy Working Groups and Affinity Group Announcements. Location: Answer Coalition’s SF HQ, 2969 Mission Street 94110, conveniently located near the 24th/Mission BART and the J Streetcar line. There will be seating, amplified sound, and peacekeepers to keep things alcohol, interruption, & smoke-free. Donations to cover our costs are welcome; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Contact: Ruthie (415) 515-1259