~ ACTION COUNCIL ~
Sunday, January 18, 2015
2:00pm – 4:00pm
UNITE / HERE (Local 2)
215 Golden Gate Ave
(Nr. Civic Center BART)
OccupySF Action Council: http://occupyactionsf.org
Friday, January 16
J 16, Friday, 7:00am (sharp), BART Friday: NO BUSINESS AS USUAL
Montgomery BART Station
Meet on the platform at Montgomery BART station. Be on time and bring a metal spoon.
On BART Friday, we demand:
1. Drop charges and ransom against the Black Friday 14
2. Disband the BART police
3. Restitution for the people: Low-income ticket discounts
“This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.”
— Martin Luther King
There is a state-sponsored war on Black lives in the United States and people across the country are demanding that it comes to an end. As long as it remains business as usual to gun down Black women, men and children in the streets of this country, there will be no business as usual anywhere or for anyone.
Note: do not enter at the Montgomery BART.
FB is messing with the site and has removed it – ACTION IS STILL HAPPENING!!
Sponsor: BART Friday
Info / RSVP / Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/684891331631587/?notif_t=plan_user_invited
J 16, Friday, 8:30am (Vigil), STAND WITH THE MARSHALL ISLANDS – HEARING IN OAKLAND FEDERAL COURT TOMORROW
US Federal District Court
Oakland Federal Building
1301 Clay St., 2nd Floor, Courtroom 5
The U.S. motion to dismiss in the lawsuit brought by the Republic of the Marshall Islands against the United States for its failure to disarm pursuant to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and customary international law will be heard tomorrow, (http://www.cand.uscourts.gov/CEO/cfd.aspx?7139) There will be a small vigil on Clay Street, in front of the Federal Building, on the public sidewalk at 8:30 am, to show our support for the Marshall Islands, nuclear disarmament heros. You are invited to join us for the vigil and to witness the hearing. We will not be disruptive. Our tone will be dignified and respectful in solidarity with the courageous people and government of the Marshall Islands.
From 1946 – 1958, the United States conducted 67 nuclear test explosions in its then trust territory, the Marshall Islands, the equivalent of 1.7 Hiroshima bombs detonated daily for 12 years.
On April 24, 2014 the Marshall Islands filed landmark cases in the International Court of Justice claiming that the nine nuclear-armed nations have failed to comply with their obligations, under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and customary international law, to pursue negotiations for the worldwide elimination of nuclear weapons. It filed a separate case against the United States in US Federal District Court.
The Nuclear Zero Lawsuits call upon the nuclear weapon nations to urgently fulfill their moral duty and legal obligation to begin negotiations for complete nuclear disarmament.
Petition: Support the Marshall Islands by signing the petition at http://nuclearzero.org/learn#lastone
You can read the complaint filed by the Marshall Islands against the United States athttp://www.wagingpeace.org/documents/us_complaint.pdf
For all the court documents, including those filed in the International Court of Justice, see http://nuclearzero.org/in-the-courtsFor more information about the Nuclear Zero lawsuitsvisit www.nuclearzero.org
J 16, Friday, 8:45an – 9:30am, BAY AREA LAWYER DIE-IN
California Supreme Court
350 McAllister St.
Action to start promptly at 9:00am
BAY AREA LAWYER DIE-IN FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
The Bay Area legal community (attorneys, legal staff, law students, professors, and allies) are invited to participate in a “Die-In” calling for an end to the use of excessive force, police brutality, and racial profiling in communities of color. This direct action is in response to recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the killing of unarmed civilians, Mr. Eric Garner, Mr. Michael Brown, and Mr. John Crawford. Their deaths and the subsequent grand jury decisions represent a fundamental failure of our justice system. This action is in solidarity with national protests to affirm that Black Lives Matter.
As representatives of the legal community, we are sworn to uphold the law and provide leadership in our communities. During this moment of crisis, we refuse to be silent witnesses to racial inequality and injustice perpetuated by the legal system we are a part of. We can and must do better. This action is a symbol of our commitment to demand and bring about change that is long overdue.
We call on the Bay Area legal community and all allies to join us.
This will be a peaceful demonstration.
Rain or shine!
Those who are unable to lay down due to disability or for another reason are encouraged to participate in a manner most comfortable for them
Attire: Business attire encouraged, but not required. All are welcome.
Sponsors and participants include: Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and National Lawyers Guild-San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.
J 16, Friday, 6:30pm Sensible Cinema: In Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “At the River I Stand”
Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin St
Film is described as an eloquent and powerful work of history. It reconstructs the two eventful months that transformed a local strike by Memphis Sanitation Workers into a national confrontation that drew MLK to Memphis and his death.
It’s a riveting portrait of the gift and determination of ordinary people.that will inspire viewers to rededicate themselves to the fight for racial and economic justice.
Discussion to follow with retired Afro-American Professor George Wright
Sponsor: UU-UNO & Green Committee
Info: Melvin at 415-539-6284