(Preparation for September 20th ~ OccupySF – 3rd Convergence)
Sunday, September 14, 2014
2:00pm – 6:00pm
UNITE / HERE (Local 2)
215 Golden Gate Ave.
Monday, September 8
S 8, Monday, 4:30pm – 5:30pm – Liberty and Recognition for Edward Snowden
San Francisco Main Library
Enter at 30 Grove Street, proceed down stairs to lower level.
Bay Area chapters of Code Pink and World Can’t Wait invite you to participate in a worldwide reading of commentaries by Edward Snowden about surveillance sponsored by the International Literature Festival Berlin
This is not a Library Sponsored Program. Please call Curt at 818-480-1860 to register as a reader. Selected text includes two statements published in Glenn Greenwald’s book No Place to Hide.
Excerpt of statement from event organizers: With this worldwide reading, we call on the United States Government to recognize that Edward Snowden’s revelations are of essential importance for the safeguarding of democracy in the digital age, and thus that his actions must be seen to be covered by the Universal Unwritten Rule of the Ethical Right. Washington should therefore immediately lift all legal charges and complaints against Snowden, so that he can return home safely as a free man.
We further demand that the Member States of the European Union, in recognition of the importance of his revelations, immediately grant Edward Snowden asylum in the EU, for as long as he may need it and at least until the US Government has lifted all charges against him. Finally, we ask that the Nobel Committee consider Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize – in recognition of his amazing, selfless service towards democracy, freedom and peace for all of us.
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, The World Can’t Wait!
S 8, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm – OccupyForum Presents: Film Screening of : “Just Do It – A Tale of Modern Day Outlaws” –
2017 Mission St.
To honor Thursday’s non-violent direct action at Kinder Morgan, Occupy Forum presents the film: “Just Do It”
Last Thursday, more than a dozen Bay Area citizens (our comrades from Sunflower Alliance, OccupyOakland, and others in this affinity group) chained themselves to a gate at the Kinder Morgan rail terminal in Richmond to stop operations. The citizens risked arrest to protest mile-long oil trains that threaten the safety of area residents and are a massive new source of air and carbon pollution in the region.
Among the demonstrators were residents of Richmond, Rodeo, Martinez, and Benicia, all towns that currently see dangerous oil trains moving through residential areas. Earlier this year the regional air quality agency, known as the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, changed an existing permit to allow oil trains at the rail facility. Demonstrators contend that the agency broke the law when it modified the existing permit without additional environmental and safety review. “Bomb Trains” are an environmental justice issue, a climate issue, and one of the most reckless, heedless gambits Big Oil has thrown our way.
In honor of our sisters and brothers who are leading the way for us all in the Bay Area and around the country, OccupyForum will screen the film “Just Do It – A Tale of Modern Day Outlaws” by Emily James. The documentary follows climate activists as they blockade factories, attack coal power stations and glue themselves to the trading floors of international banks despite the very real threat of arrest and abuse.