Action Council Events — April 20 to April 25

By MikeZonta All are welcome to help plan for creative actions around the U.S. Mayors Conference coming up soon! This is an opportunity to call attention Locally and Nationally to issues that are of concern to us, THE PEOPLE that the mayors have resisted and refused to act upon – or acted … → Source: …

Indigenous protesters camp outside Brazil’s Congress to demand land rights

By Ashoka Jegroo by Ashoka Jegroo View image | gettyimages.com Almost 1,500 indigenous people from about 200 different tribes have been protesting in Brazil’s capital as part of a National Week of Indigenous Mobilization. These actions coincide with Brazil’s Day of the Indian on April 19. The protests are aimed mostly at a new bill, …

Estate Tax Fraud

By agkaiser My US Congressman, Lamar Smith – Texas 21, recently appealed to me and all of his constituents to support the repeal of the estate tax. Perhaps your congressman takes a similar stance. I’ll copy this into the email form at Hon. Smith’s house.gov site. Lamar Smith email 4/15/15: “Taxes like the death tax …

SF Sups to vote on opposing fast tracking of TPP

By MikeZonta San Francisco Board of Supervisors To Vote On RESOLUTION on OPPOSING FAST TRACKING of TPP Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:00pm San Francisco City Hall Legislative Chamber -Room 250 1 Carleton B. Goodlett Place San Francisco On April 14, 2015, Supervisor John Avalos submitted a Resolution to the SF Board of … → Source: …

Occupy Forum presents . . . “Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) Rebels With a Cause: A Film by Helen Garvy” on Monday, April 20

By MikeZonta OccupyForum presents… Monday, April 20th from 6 – 9 pm at Global Exchange 2017 Mission Street near the 16th and Mission Street BART Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Students for a Democratic … …

Berkeley Post Office occupation update — April 16, 2015

By MikeZonta First they came for the homeless: April 16, 2015 These are some of the people who have fought the sale of Berkeley’s downtown Post Office. We haven’t won the fight, but neither have they. Here is the latest from Jp. NO, YOU STILL CAN’T SELL THE PEOPLE’S POST OFFICE! On … → Source: …

Crisis, opportunity and climate austerity in drought-stricken California

By Kate Aronoff by Kate Aronoff A dry riverbed in California (Wikimedia / David Bailey) In the midst of a severe drought, California Gov. Jerry Brown has enacted the state’s first mandatory water cuts. The restrictions are aimed at curbing municipal water consumption by 25 percent from 2013 levels, acting on 400 local water-supply agencies. …

Waging Nonviolence seeks Business Manager

By The Editors by The Editors Waging Nonviolence, a young and dynamic online news magazine about resistance movements around the world, is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic business manager who — with support from staff — will expand our fundraising programs, advance our relationships with foundations, build and manage a productive office environment, and contribute …

“Revolution Now!” by Ayat

By MikeZonta “Revolution Now” The thought came like day breaks Burning through the dark illusions, Rising like a sun A future, brightly colored by future Covering the blood and sweat of today The image reminded me of childhood A junkyard with an ever changing theme Broken dreams and false promises Littering the … → Source: …

Action Council Events — April 16 to April 25

By MikeZonta Note: this Sunday is also the Cherry Blossom Fest. Parade – the parade should have already left Civic Center by the time we meet – be prepared for possible traffic – WE ARE STILL MEETING! Am leaving the first two Announcements in for awareness. 2 Action Alerts will be coming … → Source: …