***Note: April 19, Saturday, 11:00am – 1:30 pm San Francisco Action Parade and Rally for Earth Day
All are invited to march with Occupy San Francisco Action Council – Look for the red banner
11:00 am – Meet at Chelsea Manning Plaza – The Bocce Court
-march will go to UN Plaza / Civic Center to Earth Day SF 2014 Festivities
Monday, April 14
April 14, Monday (Various times depending on location!) BART STATIONS: GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST MILITARY SPENDING
Press Conference – 11:30 am – Oakland Federal Building (nr. 12th Street BART)
Action consist of passing out fliers at various Bay Area BART Stations at various times. Action initiated by the Bay Area New Priorities Campaign
Info / Schedule: http://newprioritiescampaign.org/2014/04/08/join-us-at-a-bart-station-for-gdams-on-monday-april-14/
April 14, Monday, 3:00pm – CALL FOR COMMUNITY ACTION – Alejandro Nieto (Press Conference)
Front of San Francisco City Hall
Stand with us for truth.
Tomorrow, Monday, April 14th the parents of Alejandro Nieto will file a Claim against the City and County of San Francisco for the egregious and wrongful death of their son (28 years old), shot dead by San Francisco Police officers on March 21st, 2014 on Bernal Hill Park.
After the filing, on the front steps of City Hall at 3:00 p.m. a family representative, will make a brief statement to the press. Please support the family’s claim for justice by joining us at City Hall.
April 14, Monday 6:00pm – 9:00pm – OccupyForum Presents: Our Homes, Our Neighborhoods – The Fight to Wake up the City,
Stop Displacement and Take Back Control of Our Communities
2017 Mission St. (nr 16th Street BART)
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.
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.”
Info / RSVP to event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1460092177556941/
April 15, Tuesday, 11:30 am – Apple Tax Day Action
801 Market St., SF
On Tax Day, millions of community members will do what generations before have done– contribute to the Bay Area’s future. So why isn’t Apple doing the same? Security officers and community supporters will gather outside the San Francisco Apple flagship store on Tuesday to call on the tech giant to pay taxes on $15 billion, a small portion– the Bay Area’s share– of Apple’s $102 billion overseas cash. Our taxes have built a world-class infrastructure that Apple relies on every day to generate profit. We are all responsible for the Bay Area’s upkeep– it’s time that Apple pay its fair share too.
Organized by SEIU USWW. (fr. Jobs with Justice)
April 15, Tuesday, 4:00 pm – Tax Day Mega-Rally
City Hall, SF
Tell Twitter, Microsoft, Google and other tech corporations to pay their taxes instead of accepting tens of millions of dollars in tax breaks from the city. Twitter alone gets $56 million, Kaiser $87 million — even as the mayor cries “deficit” and cuts public services.
We’ll meet at City Hall then march to take our protest to the corporations’ doorsteps.
Organized by SEIU 1021. RSVP on Facebook here.
Wednesday, April 16
April 16, Wednesday – 5:30pm – 6:30 pm –CODEPINK’s WEEKLY PEACE VIGIL
Market Street on the steps below Feinstein’s office at Montgomery & Market directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station.
Thursday, April 17
April 17, Thursday, 5:00 pm – Richmond City Council Meeting – RE: Chevron Expansion
Richmond City Hall
Saturday, April 19
April 19, Saturday, 11:00am -1:30 pm San Francisco Action Parade and Rally (from 350.org)
All are invited to march with OccupySF Action Council – Look for the red banner- 11:00 am at the Bocce Court
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
Sunday, April 20
April 20, Sunday 12Noon – 3:00pm – Potlucks Not Gentrification!! 3:00pm – 5:00 pm Coordination Meeting
Noon–3pm @ 16th St BART
Calling all neighbors and organizers against police violence, displacement, gentrification, and the tech industry’s takeover of the Bay Area!
Make new friends. Strengthen your existing ties. Let’s commune and collectively weave the social/personal fabric that can sustain us in the battle against the forces destroying our cities.
We encourage you to bring tables/literature if you want to treat the potluck as an action fair, bring art supplies if you want to make banners/posters or lead workshops, use the plaza as a home base if you have other events and actions happening nearby, bring poems to read to inspire each other, etc. Make of it what you will. And of course, plenty of delicious food to share.
3–5pm @ TBD
How can we work and coordinate together in order to strengthen our affinities? What actions and projects would you like to work on? What do you need from others to make them happen? What can you contribute? What upcoming action would be made more powerful by our coordination?
This will be a focused planning session for groups and individuals to build on existing direct action communities. Please think about how your own goals, commitment, relationships, connections, and ideas can be shared with others, and bring them to the table! A potluck of ideas.
Thursday, April 24
April 24, Thursday 10:00 am SF, 1:00pm San Leandro and 3:30 pm Campbell – STOP PRIVATIZATION OF THE POST OFFICE
Postal Workers National Day Of Action Against Privatization At Staples (Corrupt Blum-Feinstein Connection)
Time: 10:00 AM
Address: 1700 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
Time: 1:00 PM
Address: 15555 East 14th Street #200, San Leandro, CA 94578
Time: 3:30 PM
Address: 500 East Hamilton Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008
US Mail is NOT FOR SALE!
Saturday, April 26
April 26, Saturday, 11:00 am – PEOPLE’S EARTH DAY 2014 – Environmental Justice Walk Against Cancer and Pollution
Martin Luther King Jr. Park
5700 block of 3rd Street at Carroll
Bayview Hunters Point
Let’s march together in memory of our loved ones who have passed or are suffering from cancer,
and dedicate ourselves to work for healthy communities and environmental and climate justice.
Stop pollution of our communities! Toxic waste & neighborhoods don’t mix! Protect communities from climate change & rising sea levels that threaten to flood toxic sites near our homes!
Sponsored by Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, Huntersview Mothers and Fathers Committee for Health and Environmental Justice, 350.org Bay Area, 350 SF, Breast Cancer Action, Bayview Footprint, Sunflower Alliance, Occupy San Francisco Environmental Justice Working Group, West Berkeley Alliance for Clean Air & Safe Jobs
Info: 415-447-3904 email@example.com www.greenaction.org
April 26, Saturday, 1:30pm – 4:00pm Gray Panthers Benefit with Dave Welch
Age Song Café
601 Hayes Street (corner of Laguna)
Our friend, Dave Welch, will be performing. He sings for Justice for the postal workers, people of Haiti and all of us!
Sunday, April 27
April 27, Sunday – 10:00 am – Canvas Richmond RE: Chevron Refinery Expansion Plans
Bobby Brown Center
Monday, April 28
April 28, Monday, 7:00pm – SF Workers Memorial Day-Fighting for Health And Safety & Healthcare For Injured Workers
Remember The Dead, Fight For The Living
ILWU Local 34
5 Berry St./Next To AT&T Ball Park San Francisco, CA
Join injured workers, health and safety advocates, healthcare advocates and others on Workers Memorial Day in San Francisco on April 28, 2014. In California workers face a more and more dangerous situation on the job with injuries and deaths from workplace toxins and hazards. New technologies such as biotech and nanotech are unregulated and workers union and unorganized who speak out about health and safety are illegally retaliated against in many workplaces.
California has only 166 OSHA inspectors for 18 million workers and the state refuses to even hire more inspectors with money that has already been appropriated. Ca-OSHA whistleblowers are now speaking out about the need to defend Ca-OSHA to protect California workers on the job. There is a growing scandal at Cal-OSHA and DIR because they have not spent the money they have for a proper number of OSHA inspectors.
Workplace bullying on the job is also creating more health problems including depression which is now a larger part of workplace injuries yet has been threatened by California SB 863 which limits compensation for these injuries.
Injured workers also face a growing crisis after they have to go through one obstacle course after another to get their healthcare. Doctors who are not even licensed in California operate through an outsourced company called Maximus which has anonymous doctors giving determination about whether workers are able to get their healthcare needs met.
On this day we will commemorate those workers killed on the job and those workers and their families who are fighting for healthcare and justice on the job.
Brenda Barros, SEIU 1021 SF Cope Chair and SF General Hospital Worker
Dr. Larry Rose, Past Medical Director Cal-OSHA
Sean Gillis, IFPTE 21 Oakland Unit M
Brian Carrasso, Injured worker at Clark Pest Control
George Figuerero ATU 1555 BART 2014 Strike Coordinator
Injured Workers National Network www.iwnn.org
California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day www.workersmemorialday.org
For information contact (415)282-1908
Watchdog Group: Cal/OSHA’s Staff Level Has Fallen Below Minimum Standard for Federal Funding
Workplace Bullying Takes Its Toll-Mistreatment at city departments costs San Francisco millions
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE ACTIONS
Friday, April 18: Good Friday with Kathy Kelly
Main (Schneider) Gate, North Beale Road
Monday & Tuesday, April 28-29: Veterans Unite Against Drones
sponsored by Sacramento Veterans for Peace
contact Barry Binks, firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE the DATES:
May 3 – May 4 – 5/4 10am – 6pm
At Global Exchange 2017 Mission St, SF (just across the street from 16th st BART)
This free, intensive 2 day training will give you the entire “DNA” of 99Rise – everything that makes this movement tick – so that by the end of the weekend, you’ll have received the full set of theoretical, strategic, relational, and communications tools needed to become a 99Rise leader, form an independent team, and spread the DNA in your community. Do the training, be the movement.
The training will include:
*The basic dynamics of nonviolent conflict and civil resistance.
*How to share your story to mobilize supporters and build community.
*The grand strategy and principles of 99Rise.
*Organizing 101 and effective action planning.
Facebook event link here https://www.facebook.com/events/1410876362507764/
May 3 “Share the Bulb” Dog Show / Potluck picnic 10:00 am – All Day (510) 541-3835