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Paulette Lagana, to talk about the Community campaign against ecocide in Pittsburg, with the Pittsburg Defense Council [pittsburgdc.org]!
Paulette writes, "I have been a volunteer Environmental Activist since June 1992 when a few neighbors and myself galvanized the residents of Pittsburg to put pressure on Pittsburg City Council to reject Dow Chemical's plan to build a toxic waste incinerator in Pittsburg. Through blind luck, public pressure, and a fair amount of publicity, Dow did withdraw their application and the project went away. Now Pittsburg faces a new and all too familiar threat to our health and safety with this WesPac project. However, this time its effect is far reaching and affects the health and safety of MANY communities, including Vallejo and Benicia."
Solidarity against the repression of a community in Santa Rosa! [link]
Pittsburg Pushes Back against "crude-by-rail" project & increased refinery pollution! [link]
Retaliation Against California Prison Hunger Strikers! [link]
"One prisoner, One contact" letter writing campaign
Starbucks Coffee Shop [3839 Emery Street, Emeryville, California 94608]
Friday, January 17th at 6:30pm
Writing letters to political prisoners and sending them off that night. Pens, paper, stamps, and envelopes are provided.
Hosted by the Revolutionary ECBO, who writes, "Free the move 9! I got a letter in the mail from Delbert Orr Africa (of the MOVE 9 political prisoners)... he said to tell everybody on the out side to stay strong and never give up the struggle..."
"Occupy! Sacramento" Urban Outreach presents...
Poor People's Campaign (Sacramento)
Organised by Occupy Sacramento!
Saturday, January 18, 11:00am
Gather at Crocker Park (3RD AND N STREETS)
What would the Poor People's Campaign Look like in 2014?
Remembering and Continuing the Legacy of Dr. King towards Equality & Social Justice: Jobs & A living Wage, Fair Democracy, Ending Police Brutality & Discrimination, More Schools Not Prisons, Im/migrant Rights, Food Justice, Home Owners Rights and other issues we face today.
*In Solidarity with the OURWalmart Workers, Fastfood Farmworkers and others fighting for dignity and a Living wage...
11:00am Join us at Crocker Park (3RD AND N STREETS) to march to Rally
11:30am March to the Ca State Capitol
12:00pm to 4:00pm Program with Speakers, Entertainment, Info Booths and more
* Kingdom (R&B)
* Old Ghost of T.P.R. (The People's Revolution) [oldghost1.bandcamp.com/album/americas-forgotten]
* La Noche Oskura (Ska/Raggae) [soundcloud.com/La-Noche-Oskura] [youtube.com/watch?v=qKswYCEmJ8k]
* HurriKane Da Poet & Daughter Tornado (Spoken Word)
* Ayatollah & Straightway (Hip-Hop) [youtube.com/watch?v=C2a8lw7uu2E]
* DJ Selecta I-Lone Guevara & DJ BA
OccupySacramento adds: Organizations who wish to Endorse or Sponsor, please feel free to contact us. During the Meet and Greet, hand out your information and recruit people to your movement. Build that one on one Solidarity... It is on us to build up this campaign onto the Occupy National Gathering here in Sacramento to address these issues on a national level... All Power to the People... Find a movement you can join that represents you. The Next generation will be bearing a heavy burden if we do not act now...
Bring Them Back to Chico Downtown Plaza [http://youtu.be/XUOcRAEjL_s]
Chico Stands with our Friends on Sacramento for the rights of poor people 'EVERYWHERE"
Lakota Elder, William Underbaggage [facebook.com/william.underbaggage], is in need of financial support. He is in Colorado and having some car trouble; he is trying to raise money to come back to California. He has been traveling across the country speaking to several movements to unify as well a support and endorse the Occupy National Gathering we are helping organize for Sacramento in August. He hopes to be back for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Continuing the Poor People's Campaign. If you can help, please comment or inbox us. Every little bit helps. even asking if others can spare support. Send donations to [MegcPegc@Hotmail.com] using [www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/send-money-online]
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration (Santa Rosa)
Sunday, Jan. 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Santa Rosa High School Auditorium, 1235 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time. Come celebrate the legacy of a man of peace and justice. Middle school and high school oratories; multicultural performances; the Celebration Mass Choir; awards presentation; children's art contest; special celebration for children ages 4 to 8.
MLK Day of Service: Potluck Pancake Community Breakfast
Join us @ Dover St Edible Park
Sunday, Jan 19th, 10-1pm
at 57th and Dover St. Edible Park in North Oakland
Join Phat Beets Produce, Dover St. Neighbors, Growing Together and neighbors like you to honor the radical and transformative work of Dr. King with...
* A Restorative Justice Healing Circle hosted by Malachi: share your community issues, your harm and how you have harmed (12pm)
* Potluck Pancake Breakfast, let us know what you are bringing to share, please email info@phatbeetsprodu ce.org (juice, toppings, and side dishes needed) (10-12pm)
* Sign up to Plant a Tree in Your Front Yard [email@example.com]
* Garden tour and activities (11am)
* Children's activities (all day)
* Garden workday (all day)
"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom" - Martin Luther King,
connecting small farmers to urban communities... [www.phatbeetsproduce.org] [http://youtu.be/biVbW52uE8M]. Become a supporting member [http://www.phatbeetsproduce.org/get-involved/donate]
Ecovillages: Lessons for Sustainable Community
Sunday, Jan. 19, 2:00 p.m.
Come to OAEC for a slideshow and experiential activity by Professor Karen Liftin, author of "Ecovillages: Lessons for Sustainable Community." Enjoy a slideshow of ecovillages from around the world, followed by a one-hour experiential foray into the possibility of collective awakening! Copies of the book will be available for sale.
Go to [oaec.org] to reserve your spot and get directions
Civil Rights Then and Now
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day On! Not a Day Off!
Monday, Jan. 20, 2:00 p.m.
March from Community Baptist Church to a civil rights rally at Courthouse Square; a joint action with the Justice Coalition for Andy Lopez
Begin at the church at 1620 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa
Occupy Sonoma!'s Dorothy Day Working Group
Monday, Jan. 20, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Discussion and action around issues relating to homelessness, mental health, and social services in Sonoma County.
The Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION (Walnut Creek)
Hosted by: Social Justice Alliance of Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County and Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center
Monday, January 20th at noon
at St. Paul's Episcopal Church [1924 Trinity Ave., Walnut Creek]
Joyous music provided by Gospel Choir from St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Oakland and inspiration from Rev. Kamal Hassan, Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church, Richmond
PLEASE JOIN US!
Another Free Trade Disaster: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and What We Must Do About It
with Victor Menotti, Executive Director of the International Forum on Globalization
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 1:30 PM
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst, at MLK, Berkeley.
Wheelchair accessible. All Welcome.
The Berkeley-East Bay Gray Panthers presents Victor Menotti, Executive Director of the International Forum on Globalization to talk on the dreadful new Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) "free trade" agreement now considered by Congress. TPP will benefit U.S. extraction companies and turn much of the pristine Pacific region into a slag heap.
Menotti is expert on the impact of globalization on ecosystems, and has helped build international networks among the traditional farming, forest, fishing, and indigenous communities whose survival depends on them. He is the author of the IFG report, “Free Trade, Free Logging: How the World Trade Organization Undermines Global Forest Conservation,” “The Other Oil War: The Halliburton Agenda on WTO Energy Services,” the chapter “WTO and Native Sovereignty" in Paradigm Wars: Indigenous Peoples' Resistance to Economic Globalization, and, ”The WTO and Sustainable Fisheries” for the Institute for Fisheries Resources. Victor learned to speak Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, and some Slovak, after earning his degree in International Relations from UCLA. For information contact the Berkeley-East Bay Gray Panthers at 510-598-9696 or GrayPanthersBerk@aol.com or [http://www.berkeleygraypanthers.mysite.com]. ; The International Forum on Globalization is at [http://www.ifg.org/].