Friday, February 28
February 28, Friday, 7:00 pm – The Congo in Crisis (Breaking the Silence National Tour)
Public Meeting Commemorating Black History Month
More than five million people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) over the past 15 years. Why is this history rarely reported in the corporate media here? What is the role of the U.S. government and its allies in this ongoing crisis in the Congo and the region.
Maurice Carney, co-founder & Executive Director of the Friends of the Congo, has worked with Congolese for over fifteen years in their struggle for peace, justice and human dignity.
Akbar Muhammad, International Representative of the Nation of Islam, Washington DC radio host, just returned from tour of several countries in West Africa
Discussion will follow presentations.
$5-10 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments provided. More info: 415-821-6545 or www.ANSWERsf.org
Saturday, March 1
March 1, Saturday 12 Noon – 2:00 pm – March Against Corruption – International Day of Action (SF)
Chelsea Manning Plaza
March to Union Square, SF
The March Against Corruption is an international campaign to raise awareness about the corrupting influence of money in politics, to organize the public to speak out against and resist the power of special interests, and to work towards abolishing the corrupt relationship between private wealth and public policy.
The March Against Corruption is dedicated to at last realizing a genuine American democracy, dependent upon the people alone. We affirm universal human dignity and the universal right for self-determination via democratic governance unfettered by corporate or commercial influences.
March 1, Saturday – 3:00pm – “First They Came For the Homeless…” Second action against “SIT / LIE”
In Front of Macy’s – Geary Street Side
Sit/lie is inhumane!! The law is for businesses, not citizens. The businesses paid so the poor wouldn’t be seen.
March 1, Saturday, 12 Noon – From NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) to NOPE (Not On Planet Earth)
Bobby Bowen Progressive Center (at Harbor Way, near Richmond BART)
1021 Macdonald Ave,
Exciting panel on stopping fossil fuel disasters and starting fossil free solutions. We’ll be drawing lessons from the front lines of the dirty energy struggle — from Lac-Mégantic, Québec to Pittsburgh, CA.
Around the world, communities are bearing the brunt of fossil fuel extraction and exploitation. Many people are underwriting this industry with their lives. And around the world, communities are rising up in response — saying not only “not here, not now” but “not anywhere” and “not ever.”
Panelists will include Marilaine Savard, spokesperson for the Citizens Committee of Lac-Mégantic (site of the 2013 fracked-crude rail car explosion that claimed 47 lives), Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, oil industry expert Antonia Juhasz, community leader George Monterey, and Pennie Opal Plant of Idle No More SF Bay Solidarity.
RSVP / Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/211910552336520/
March 1, Saturday, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. INTERNATIONAL DAYS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE HAITIAN PEOPLE
Commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2004 coup, celebrate Haiti’s revolution
300 – 27th Street (between Telegraph & Broadway)
Featured speaker: Paulette Joseph, Coordinator of the grassroots women’s organization “Oganizasyon Fanm Vanyan.”
OFAV was founded in 1996 and has been active in the struggle for women’s rights, democracy and justice in Haiti. Vanyan in Creole means someone of principle, conviction, brave, strong above all of moral character, steadfast in struggle.
Eyewitness reports, drums, film, food, music
Sent by Haiti Action Committee
www.haitisolidarity.net and on FACEBOOK
March 1, Saturday, 7:00pm – “David Rovics In Concert” – for Living Wage Coalition (Benefit)
2940 – 16th Street
The Living Wage Coalition presents David Rovics in concert!
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / (415) 863-1255
Sunday, March 2
March 2, Sunday, 3:00 pm – COL. (Ret.) ANN WRIGHT: “AMERICA’S PIVOT TO ASIA; DESTABILIZING THE REGION;
RECENT TRAVELS IN NORTHEAST ASIA”
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, Fellowship Hall,
1924 Cedar St. (@ Bonita),
Doors open at 2:30; Donation $5 – $10 (no one turned away). Fellowship Hall is wheelchair accessible.
“America’s Pivot to Asia” refers to “American military exercises and deployment of strategic military equipment in Asia and the Pacific has increased substantially as the war on Iraq ended and the war on Afghanistan winds down.” This trend includes U.S. pressure on Japan to abandon its remarkable “No War” Constitutional Article 9, to allow the U.S. to fly long-range Global Hawk spy drones from a base in Japan, and the building of a U.S. military base on Jeju Island in South Korea, destroying the livelihoods and environment on that UNESCO heritage site. Colonel Wright will speak about her recent trip to Northeast Asia, Jeju Island, South Korea, and eight days on the PEACE BOAT traveling to South Korea, Taiwan, Shanghai and Nanjing, China. Peace Boat is a Japan-based international non-governmental and non-profit organization that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment.
Colonel Wright is a nationally known peace and justice activist, writer and organizer, as well as a fabulous speaker. She served nearly three decades as an officer in the US military before becoming a diplomat for the State Department, serving in U.S. Embassies in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan and Mongolia. In 2003, Colonel Wright resigned from the U.S. Army in protest of the U.S. war against Iraq. Wright was a passenger on the Challenger 1, which along with the Mavi Marmara, was part of the Gaza flotilla. She will be part of a global presence in Palestine’s Gaza Strip for International Women’s Day 2014. Col. Wright has been engaged in drone resistance in Pakistan , Afghanistan ,Yemen, and Gaza. In 2013, she spoke on U.S. foreign policy issues in Turkey , Egypt, Ireland, Belgium, China, Japan and Korea.
Sponsored by: BFUU Social Justice Committee and CODEPINK Women for Peace
Monday, March 3
March 3, Monday, 7:00 am –CCSF “March In March To Defend Public Education” (Get on the bus to Sacramento)
Get on the bus to Sacramento!
Education for All! Stop Privatization! Defend Community Colleges!
The Save CCSF Coalition is organizing for the annual March in March that brings students, faculty and community to the state capital to let our elected officials know that education is a right and should be accessible to all.
Sign up & info to ride the bus to Sacramento:
Please donate to help pay the cost of the bus. Make a check payable to SAVE CCSF and write Bus for March in March in the memo and mail to:
1249 Hayes St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
For more information, to reserve a seat, or to get involved contact Nancy Reiko-Kato
email@example.com or 415.994.5785
March 3, Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00 pm – Winona La Duke at La Pena in Berkeley (OccupyForum will be in Berkeley)
La Peña Cultural Center (2 blocks from Ashby BART)
3105 Shattuck Ave.
Suggested Donation $10-$25… No one turned away for lack of funds
Winona LaDuke, Honor the Earth
Native American author/activist will show a new short film of the Lakota and Anishinaabe peoples’ horse rides along routes of proposed pipelines that would cross North American prairies to carry Canadian crude oil/tar sands.
Lyana Monterrey, Pittsburg Ethics Council/Pittsburg Defense Council
Co-founder of local community coalitions will talk about the proposed WesPac project in Pittsburg, CA, a massive crude oil storage and transfer facility to feed ultra-dirty oil to Bay Area’s five refineries and export across the Pacific.
Victor Menotti. International Forum on Globalization
IFG Executive Director will share visualized data from the recent report, Billionaires’ Carbon Bomb: The Koch Brothers and the Keystone XL Pipeline, plus interactive mapping of the Kochs’ influence network, known the Kochtopus.