OccupyForum — Foreclosure Fighters on Monday, April 14

Monday, April 14th from 6 – 9 pm at Global Exchange

2017 Mission Street near 16th Street BART

Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

OccupyForum presents…

Our Homes, Our Neighborhoods–

The Fight to Wake up the City, Stop Displacement, and Take Back Control of Our Communities

Guest speakers Julien Ball / SF ACCE

and foreclosure and eviction fighters like Eviction-Free SF

On the heels of a foreclosure crisis that devastated the southeast side, San Francisco saw a tech boom.

Real estate speculators took advantage of the cheap land and are making super-profits off wealthier San Francisco transplants,

while kicking long-time homeowners and renters out of their homes using foreclosures, rental evictions, and buy-outs.

Meanwhile, newer businesses in neighborhoods like the Mission cater to the needs of the wealthier residents;

in one particularly egregious example, Local’s Corner, (an upscale restaurant,) has denied service to Latino residents in their very own Mission.

The needs of long-time San Franciscans are often ignored, and we are made to feel like strangers in our own neighborhoods.

And then, a trigger: Alex Nietos murdered by police in Bernal Heights.

Find out how our neighbors are banding together to fight to stay in San Francisco and control what our neighborhoods look like.

And join forces with those of us who find unacceptable a dynamic where a beloved young man is shot in cold blood for looking too brown.

Donations accepted to keep Occupy Forum going; no one turned away!

Time allotted for Q&A and discussion, and announcements.

“Years of Living Dangerously” — Episode One

Hollywood celebrities and respected journalists span the globe to explore the issues of climate change and cover intimate stories of human triumph and tragedy. Watch new episodes Sundays at 10PM ET/PT, only on SHOWTIME.

Subscribe to the Years of Living Dangerously channel for more: http://s.sho.com/YearsYouTube

Official site: http://www.sho.com/yearsoflivingdange…
The Years Project: http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/
Follow: https://twitter.com/YEARSofLIVING
Like: https://www.facebook.com/YearsOfLiving
Watch on Showtime Anytime: http://s.sho.com/1hoirn4
Don’t Have Showtime? Order Now: http://s.sho.com/P0DCVU

It’s the biggest story of our time. Hollywood’s brightest stars and today’s most respected journalists explore the issues of climate change and bring you intimate accounts of triumph and tragedy. YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY takes you directly to the heart of the matter in this awe-inspiring and cinematic documentary series event from Executive Producers James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown — April 8, 2014

A sure sign that our monetary system is in deep distress is the proliferation of public movements trying to deal with the outfall of failing economies and struggling households. On this edition of “It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown”, Ellen speaks with two leading protagonists helping individual citizens take matters into their own hands by adopting new economic models and alternatives; attorney Kevin Zeese and Dr. Margaret Flowers discuss current public initiatives, the TPP, Obamacare and a foundational philosophy
that asserts that individual citizens are the core of new civic leadership. On this week’s Public Banking Report, co-host Walt McRee speaks with the leader of one of those new alternative movements, Marc Armstrong, who is launching BankACT.org, a lobbying campaign to help re-establish banking services at America’s post offices.

Action Council Events — April 7 to April 15

Monday, April 7

April 7, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm – OccupyForum Presents: Save the Albany Bulb! Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win!!!

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

Save the Bulb Panel

You want to see the future hike up the middle trail for 5min on the right by the solitary tree is the future STATE PARK construction
they destroyed all the birds nests I know because I use to watch those great black and yellow orioles in the trees) animaal
habitats art bushes and trees what they left was barren ground seeded with grass and signs saying Don’t walk on the grass. they want to destroy the rest of the 30 acres of the most public and awed park around.

Make no mistake the state does not have to do any thing that Albany suggests when the East bay regional park took over the flat lands all
the mudflats art were destroyed “we didn’t have the man power to keep up the art” they whined
all art people birds trees bushes will be ploughed uider and 4 inchs of mulch spread with grass seeds for the future sierra club and Albany
city planed state park of pristine back to nature state park and in 15 years after the state park system goes broke since there not taxing
the rich.

They will sell it to themselves like the Berkeley Post Office and build condos. The Workers and students of the area will be hurt greatly if
the capitalist 1% and apologists get their way.


GO TO sharethebulb.org

Tuesday, April 8

April 8, Tuesday, 9:00 am – California Senate Natural Resources Cmte. – First Legislative Hearing about Fracking Moratorium Bill SB 1132

California State Capitol – Rm 112
1315 – 10th Street

We are planning to pack the hearing room with supporters.

What: Senate Natural Resources Committee hearing on the fracking moratorium bill

Feel free to post questions on the event page! See you in Sacramento!
Questions or comments can also be sent directly to Mike Thornton at: michael.thornton@sierraclub.org

From: Sierra Club: https://www.facebook.com/events/609174112497789/

April 8, Tuesday, 12:00 Noon – 2:00pm – Opening Day Action at AT&T Ballpark!

AT & T Park

Join us Opening Day outside the SF Giants’ AT&T Park as Centerplate concessions workers continue their fight for a fair contract!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/605342142894133/

April 8, Tuesday 12:30pm – 3:00pm – Hillary Rodham Clinton Keynote Address | SF

**just heard about this from Maria – don’t know if it’s too late for someone to organize something? It’s a marketing summit – ??

Cost: FREE* Registration required

Moscone Center
747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA

Market to Marketing Nation Summit 2014 is an engaging experience to grow your expertise and network over two and a half days happening at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.


April 8, Tuesday 7:00pm – 9:00 pm “All On The Same Ocean” Hong Kong Dock Workers Visit San Francisco

Striking Hong Kong Dockworkers Speak on Globalization, Subcontracting and International Solidarity

Unite-Here Local 2
209 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102

In the spring of 2013, a 40 day strike by 500 dockworkers at the Hong Kong Port aroused massive support in Hong Kong society and throughout the world. The target was one of the world’s richest and most powerful men – oligarch Li Kai-shing. The Hong Kong dockworkers, suffering years of frozen wages and inhumane conditions, divided by a subcontracting system meant to deflect labor unity, with no legal access to collective bargaining, in heart of the global capital’s leading city… struggled and prevailed, giving us a clear view of the power of workers against not merely one boss, but a system that is generating inequality everywhere it spreads. Their tenacity, militancy and ultimate victory provides a moment of inspiration for citizens and workers universally.


Stephan Chan is a rank & file dockworker, employed as a sub-contracted checker in the Kwai Tung terminal. He helped to organize the Union of Hong Kong Dockers (UHKD) in 2005 and served as its first chairperson. He remains one of the core leaders of the union and played a vital role during the April 2013 strike.

Loy Wong is an organizing secretary of Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), with more than 12 years of experience in the trade union. He leads the organizing and support work for unions in the transportation and logistics sector, including the Union of Hong Kong Dockworkers.

The San Francisco Event is endorsed by: Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, ILWU Local 10, ILWU Local 34, SF Labor Council, SF Progressive Workers Alliance, Chinese Progressive Association, SF Jobs with Justice, Inlandboatmen’s Union SF Region-ILWU, UNITE HERE Local 2, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), Labor Notes, Empire-Logistics/Supply Chain Group


Wednesday, April 9

April 9, Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm – CODEPINK’s PEACE VIGIL

Market Street on steps below Feinstein’s Office
Market & Montgomery Street

You are invited to join us from 5:30 – 6:30pm this evening, April 9th for CODEPINK’s weekly Peace Vigil.
We’ll be on Market Street on the steps below Feinstein’s office at Montgomery and Market,
directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station. RAIN CANCELS

Feel free to bring your own signage, flyers, items for the altar to child drone victims, ideas for future vigils …

Stand with us and the huge PEACE Banner! Everyone welcome!

Thursday, April 10

April 10, Thursday – 2 Bay Area Events – “SHUT DOWN THE SPY CENTERS” National Day of Action Against Fusion Centers

First event – Press Conference at NCRIC Fusion Center in San Francisco

11:00am –
Northern California Regional Intelligence Center
450 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Second event – Oakland Press Conference / Rally at City Hall

6:00pm –
Oakland City Hall
14th & Broadway
Oakland, CA

April 10th is the National Day of Action against Fusion Centers. Protests, rallies, and teach-ins will take place in cities all over the country to draw attention to the spy centers in our midst. Fusion Centers facilitate the gathering, storing, and sharing of intelligence data that bares our lives and violate our basic human rights to privacy and civil liberties. There are an estimated 85 fusion centers all over the United States.

Info: http://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/april-10-fusion-center/

Friday, April 11

April 11, Friday, 3:00pm – Monthly Anti- Nuke Rally at the Japanese Consulate

Japan Consulate
275 Battery St, Suite 2100

No Nukes Action Committee monthly anti-nukes rally at the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco. New location with narrower pedestrian road! Please wear something yellow, and your own banner. There will be a report back by a Peace walker against Nukes who walked to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant for the Third Anniversary of Fukushima.

Sponsor: No Nukes Action Committee

Info: chizuhamada@gmail.com

April 11, Friday, 5:00 pm “Keep Our Teachers: March to End the Displacement of San Francisco’s Educators!”

Meet at Corner of Dolores & 20th Streets
March Ends at 151 Duboce

Join Eviction Free San Francisco and allied housing rights activists to march to KEEP OUR TEACHERS! We will march to the homes of 4 teachers who are currently facing eviction in the Mission/ Dolores area and demand that their evictions, and the evictions of all of our educators, be rescinded.

Meet at the corner of 20th and Dolores St. and march to the homes of teachers in the area (see below), ending at 151 Duboce St.

Where we are marching and who we are marching for:
-812 Guerrero St.- Claudia and Evan, two local teachers who are being Ellis Act Evicted.
-Mission High School- to show solidarity for teachers and students who are facing eviction.
-55 Dolores St.- Sarah, a teacher, and her friend Mary, who will turn 98 are being Ellis Act Evicted by Urban Green
-49 Guerrero- Mervyn, is also being evicted by Urban Green
-151 Duboce St.- Benito, a special ed teacher, is being Ellis Act Evicted.

As more and more of our city gets bought up by greedy speculators and sold for a profit, we lose the important educators who are so fundamental in keeping our community functional and whole. San Francisco is no longer affordable for a teacher’s income and those who live here, face eviction. What will happen when we lose our teachers? Lets fight to for our city!

This is a family friendly march, we encourage students, teachers and all those effected by the lose of teachers to come show your solidarity and support! See schedule /timeline below


April 11, Friday 7:00pm and A 12 Saturday 4:00pm – Emergency Actions to Stop the War on Women

Friday- 7:00pm

Women’s Building (Auditorium)
3543 18th Street

April 11th 7:00pm – Spotlight on the Abortion Rights Emergency: Hold programs on/in campuses, communities, religious congregations, and theaters bringing alive: women’s abortion stories – before Roe and today, the struggles of those who risk their lives to provide abortions, and the full anti-woman program driving this war.

Saturday – 4:00pm

Meet at Washington Square Park

April 12th 4:00pm – Bloody Coat-Hanger Street Actions: Assemble at institutions behind this war (anti-abortion churches, Pregnancy Crisis Centers, etc.). People wearing all white will raise coat hangers dripping in blood, representing the women who die when abortion is unavailable.

Others in all black will hold pictures, names and statistics of the women who have died already.

Everyone will wear shackles. After one hour of silent protest, people will break the shackles and recite a pledge to resist and call on others to join in mass resistance to defeat this war.

When abortion is illegal or unavailable, women die. An estimated 5,000+ women died each year in the U.S. before abortion was legal and 47,000 die worldwide each year currently from unsafe and illegal abortions. Further, when abortion is not available, millions more women have their lives foreclosed as they are forced to bear children against their will and all women are devalued and subjugated.

Yet today, abortion rights in the U.S. hang by a thread.

In the last three years, 203 restrictions on abortion rights have been passed. Last year Texas had over forty clinics that provided abortions, by September there will be only six left. Five states have only one abortion clinic. On March 3rd, an abortion clinic in Montana was closed indefinitely after severe vandalism. Everywhere, a tremendous stigma hangs over women who get abortions.

The fight over abortion has never been about babies. It has always been about control over women. Forcing women to have children against their will is a form of enslavement.

Contact us today: StopPatriarchy.org


Saturday, April 12

April 12, Saturday, 9:00am – 6:30pm – “Connect the Dots: Refinery Corridor Healing Walks – #1 Pittsburg to Martinez

Pittsburg Marina
51-E Marina Blvd
Pittsburg, CA

Join Idle No More SF Bay, Global Community Monitor, the Pittsburg Defense Council, the Martinez Environmental Group and the Sunflower Alliance for the first of 4 Healing Walks in the refinery corridor of the northeast San Francisco Bay. We are all being affected by the fossil fuel industry. Meet your Bay Area neighbors who are also being affected. Walk solo, in teams or in relay groups. Let us join together & educate one another. Pray for Mother Earth and the waters with each step. It is up to us to protect the future for the coming generations!

Join us for one walk or all four between April and July, 2014. Rallies will be conducted at the beginning and end of each journey.

Walk solo, in a group, or relay the walk with your friends. The first walk is about 15 miles. Water will be provided, please bring snacks.

If possible, please make your own arrangements to get back to the starting point if your transportation is there. A shuttle will be available but it will take time to go back and forth.

Taking BART? Email us at: refineryhealingwalks@gmail.com
for pick up at 8:30 a.m.

Please keep checking our website for exciting details including the walk routes, speakers & logistics, as well as how you can help: www.ConnectTheDotsHealingJourneys.org

Questions? Email: refineryhealingwalks@gmail.com
Phone (510) 619-8279

Monday, April 14

April 14, Monday (Various times depending on location!) BART STATIONS: GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST MILITARY SPENDING

Press Conference – 11:00 am – Oakland Federal Building (nr. 12th Street BART)

Action consist of passing out fliers. Fliers available this week – for email / phone of contact for specific BART station contact – afong@jps.net

Tuesday, April 15

April 15, Tuesday, 5:30 pm – A Tax Day For Justice: Call-In/Fax-in to Dirty Dozen’s Kaushik Dattani, Followed by Evening Picket

2:00 pm- Leafleting

3232 – 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

5:00 pm Closing Picket

3222 – 22nd Street

Join Eviction Free San Francisco and the tenants’ justice movement in protest of one of San Francisco’s biggest serial evictors!

Kaushik “Kenny” Dattani’s greedy ways have earned him the notoriety of becoming of part of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Projects Dirty Dozen: http://antievictionmap.squarespace.com/dirty-dozen/. In his career as a landlord, he has ruthlessly evicted 25 of his units, and now he is after the home of long-term Mission residents Tom and Patricia!

Let’s help keep our friends in their home by turning up the heat on Dattani. How are we going to do this? Hint: part of Dattani’s services is accounting. We thought that Tax Day, April 15, would be a great opportunity to encourage this landlord to do the right thing by backing off the eviction of Tom and Patricia.

Call, E-mail, or FAX Dattani the following:

“”Hi, my name is______ and I am asking you today, Tax Day, to cease the eviction of your tenants at 3305 20th Street. I am aware that Tom and Patricia have been loyal, responsible, rent paying tenants, and that Patricia is living off of disability income and may not be easily rehoused. This is not right. Please, have a heart, and consider the people that will be hurt by this eviction if it continues to happen.”

Contacts are:
Phone: 415-546-1238
Fax: 415-546-1421
Email info@dattani.net

Info / RSVP to event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1460092177556941/


Saturday April 19 – 11:30am -1:30 pm San Francisco Action Parade and Rally (from 350.org)

Spring Forward on the Climate: Earth Day with Bill McKibben

Join us in a march for Climate Justice and the Earth on April 19. Starting from (Chelsea Manning Plaza!) Justin Herman Plaza and ending at the UN Plaza, a rally with speakers will follow at 1pm. Note: Earth Day Festival will be going on at Civic Center & UN Plaza from 10am-6pm

Info: http://www.350bayarea.org/earthday-sf?utm_campaign=140403fullevent&utm_medium=email&utm_source=350bayarea

Saturday, April 26 – 11 am at MLK Jr. Park in the Bayview: more to come on the People’s Earth Day and Environmental Justice Walk Against Cancer and Pollution (more info soon)

April 24 – April 30 National Week of Actions for wages and defend worker centers from attack.


Friday, April 18: Good Friday with Kathy Kelly
3:00-5:00 PM
Main (Schneider) Gate, North Beale Road

Monday & Tuesday, April 28-29: Veterans Unite Against Drones
sponsored by Sacramento Veterans for Peace
contact Barry Binks, bbinks@me.com

Misc: Causa Justa :: Just Cause Bay Area Gentrification Report Release will be on April 7th – Event is sold out but the report will be available after April 8th.