Month of Momentum: 30 Days of Action to Close the Camps (ICE SF)
A month of daily actions every day in August from Noon to 1pm at ICE (630 Sansome Street) in San Francisco.
***Saturday, August 24th Idle no more sf Bay will be partnering with Ocupella for an ice action and a mural.***
Each daily action will be conducted by a different sector or community group (librarians, health care workers, poets, musicians, dancers...).
Interested in participating/organizing/taking a day? Let us know your group and your first two choices of dates. This Google Calendar (scroll to August) shows what dates have been taken. Please note you can view but can’t edit.
Actions can be whatever you’d like, with your own specific message — it’s up to each group.
We’ll be sending out a Media Alert to the press about the month of actions and will include a calendar and media contact person for each group.
There may also be a culmination demo of ALL groups (whoever wants to participate) on Sat Aug 31 at Noon.
Keep an eye out here for more details.
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Community Toxics Tour
Saturday August 24, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
RSVP for location
Protect the Bay Coalition will be hosting
an RSVP only community toxics tour in rodeo to learn about the Phillips 66
Refinery and other potential threats to our San Francisco Bay.
Please RSVP at protectthebay.org
SF Youth And Allies Climate Strike
We call for a youth-led climate strike march, going to different targets that are contributing to climate breakdown, leaving our mark to let these places know what we are fighting for. We will again start at the office of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and will connect targets in government, finance, and energy. For those that can’t join in person, we will be asking people to post on social media and tag our targets.
1.WE DEMAND A SAFE, HEALTHY AND JUST PLANET.
This climate crisis threatens our ability to live. If climate change continues on this course, we won’t be able to eat, breathe, or have safe shelter. In order to successfully fight the climate crisis we are facing, we must also fight the systems of white supremacy, racism, greed, and exploitation that have led us to it. Fighting for climate justice means fighting for a world that is safe, healthy, and just for all of its inhabitants. We must enact climate emergency plans at the local, national, and international level.
2. WE DEMAND JUSTICE AND ASYLUM FOR PEOPLE DIAPLACED BY CLIMATE CHANGE.
Individuals and families displaced by climate change seek asylum in a safe place because they have nowhere else to go. Climate justice means abolishing ICE, closing concentration camps at the border, ending family separation, and creating inclusive new laws and regulations that treat everyone as human.
3. WE DEMAND POLICY BASED ON SCIENCE.
We have eleven years before the effects of the climate emergency are irreversible. We can’t afford to compromise with climate change deniers. We must enact immediate legislation based on scientific analysis of carbon emissions and the ways that climate disasters impact certain communities. Science clearly shows that global temperatures are rising dangerously, and that we are on track to face unprecedented climate disasters. We demand a Green New Deal, a resolution that lays out a science-based plan to reach negative carbon emissions by 2030.
4. WE DEMAND THAT PEOPLE, NOT CORPORATIONS, INFLUENCE POLICY.
Representation and transparency are vital for successful democracies; corporate money must be taken out of politics. We demand all politicians sign the “No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge.” We demand Citizens United must be overturned and super PAC’s be abolished. Corporate funding and donations from millionaires and billionaires must be replaced with public funding of elections in addition to small-dollar donations. To ensure that every vote counts, we must restore the Voting Rights Act, secure automatic registration for every citizen above 18, and re-enfranchise those convicted of felonies.
5. WE DEMAND EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL.
The government must be for the people, by the people; all policies and decisions made must be for the benefit of all. Black and trans lives matter; the Equality Act must be passed. The rights of Brown, Black, and Middle Eastern migrants must be respected. Women deserve full reproductive justice, and equity in the workplace. We demand universal background checks and Medicare for All in order to ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. We demand diversity and representation, and intersectionality must fuel the climate justice movement. Frontline communities must have a voice and leadership role, and we look to indigenous communities to lead the transition to a just and sustainable world.
6. WE DEMAND THAT HUMANS PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF NATURE.
Just as humans have rights, nature has rights. Humans have a moral obligation to respect and protect plants, animals, and ecosystems. We demand that the rights of nature be legally represented. This includes legislation to provide sanctuary for endangered species, regulate hunting, and end deforestation, pollution, destructive fuel extraction, fracking, factory farming, and unsustainable agriculture. All life is interconnected, and we must live in harmony with the Earth.
7. WE DEMAND A JUST TRANSITION
Countries and individuals that have contributed the most to climate change must be held accountable. We demand urgent climate action, including the GND, that protects vulnerable communities and create economic justice. Policies must respect workers’ rights ’to living wages and health care, young people’s rights to free, relevant education, and everyone’s right to affordable housing. To quote Movement Generation:
Transition is inevitable. Justice is not. A just transition is the process of getting from where we are to where we need to be by transforming the systems of economy and governance.
A just transition requires moving from a globalized capitalist industrial economy to linked local living participatory economies that provide well-being for all.
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2019 New Moon Ceremonies
Monthly at 7:30 at Cesar Chavez Park in Berkeley California
January New Moon -5th
February New Moon -4th
March New Moon -6th
April New Moon -4th**
May New Moon -4th
June New Moon -3rd
--First July New Moon -2nd--
--Second July New Moon -31st--
August New Moon -30th
September New Moon -28th
October New Moon -27th
November New Moon -26th
December New Moon -25th
**changed from earlier schedule
We call upon our sisters and their allies around the world to gather together on each new moon to pray for the sacred system of life, guidance and wisdom." These words come from the historic Indigenous Women of the Americas - Defending Mother Earth Treaty Compact of 2015, which was signed on the day of the fourth Blood Moon, the Harvest Moon and the total eclipse
on Sunday, September 27, 2015 on Lenape Territory in New York City.
You are invited to join us in this prayer from wherever you are on Mother Earth's belly. In the San Francisco Bay Area, we will be meeting on the shoreline of Berkeley, California at Cesar Chavez Park, right at the end of the road where the parking circle is, at the waterfront. Feel free to bring some water from your watershed or a favorite place to share with the waters of the bay. We will have prayers for the water and prayers for guidance as we work together as defenders and protectors of Mother Earth.