Saturday, July 30, 12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM
Laborfest: Walk: 1946 Oakland General Strike
Meet at the fountain in Latham Square, in the intersection where Telegraph and Broadway converge across from the Rotunda Building (Oakland City Center/12th St. BART).
Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk - "We Called It a Work Holiday". With Gifford Hartman of the Flying Picket Historical Society.
This year is the 70th anniversary of the Oakland General Strike. This walk will revisit the sites of Oakland's "Work Holiday" that began spontaneously with rank-and-file solidarity with the striking - mostly women - retail clerks at Kahn's and Hastings department stores whose picket line was being broken by scabs escorted by police.
Within 24 hours, it involved over 100,000 workers and shut down nearly all commerce in the East Bay for 54 hours. In 1946 there were six general strikes across the U.S.; that year set the all-time record year for strikes and work stoppages. The Oakland "Work Holiday" was the last general strike to ever occur in the U.S. This walk and history talk will attempt to keep alive the memory of this tradition of community-wide working class solidarity.
For more event information: http://www.laborfest.net/2016/2016schedule.htm
Sunday July 31, Noon to 5 pm
The San Francisco Mime Troupe returns to the Festival
with their new musical satire, ‘Schooled.’
AND: Daniel Ellsberg, who Henry Kissinger called “The most dangerous man in America,” will speak about the Future of US Politics.
ALSO: speakers on Affordable Housing, Immigration, the TPP, Climate Change, Police Accountability, Immigration, GMOs, and much more!
MUSIC by the Mime Troupe Band and the Hubbub Club
NETWORK with many progressive organizations with informational booths, feast on hot organic tomales, drinks, and other goodies.
Produced by The Petaluma Progressives and Occupy Petaluma.
Cosponsored by The Peace & Justice Center, KPF 94.1FM, KBBF 89.1FM, Comité VIDA, Media Freedom Foundation, Project Censored, Sonoma County Gazette, The Bohemian
Always Free @ Walnut Park
downtown Petaluma, CA
It takes place at Walnut Park, Petaluma Blvd South and D Street, downtown Petaluma. It is free to the public.
Tamales, Rice, Beans, Other Goodies & Drinks Available.
2016 Soil Not Oil International Conference
With the support and participation of hundreds of organizations, community members, donors and people like you, the 2nd Soil Not Oil International Conference, inspired by the work of Dr. Vandana Shiva and her book Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis, will have a local and a global impact in support of our planet, our health and our future.
This year, The Soil Not Oil Coalition is pleased to announce that, this year's keynote speaker will be Attorney, Author and Renowned Activist: Andrew Kimbrell, Founder/Executive Director of Center for Food Safety.
The list of confirmed speakers is increasing every day and will include speakers from Cuba, Nicaragua, Africa, Ecuador, Mexico and some of the most important scientists, farmers and activists from the US including: Author and Professor David R. Montgomery, Native American Activist Pennie Opal Plant, Author and Journalist Kristin Ohlson, Professor and Founder of 350.org Bill McKibben, Permaculture Teacher, Penny Livingston-Stark, Awarded Farmer Paul Kaiser, among many, many more.
Join plenaries/workshops/networking sessions on: Agro-Ecology, Biodiversity, Climate Justice, Carbon Farming, Food Sovereignty, Legislation, Life Cycles, Ocean Health, Public Health, Regenerative Agriculture, Rights of Mother Earth, Seed Freedom, Clean Energy, Community Organizing and more. Watch Promo Video
Before you purchase a ticket please take into consideration that we are doing our best to make this conference as affordable and inclusive as possible. The Soil Not Oil Coalition is a grassroots project supported by dozens of organizations and dedicated volunteers.
By purchasing a full price ticket you will help us to provide scholarships for low income people.
Tuesday, August 9th - 8 AM
"Disarm Now" Action
Northwest corner at Livermore Lab
(Vasco Road and Patterson Pass Road in Livermore).
Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center, Tri-Valley Cares, Livermore Conversion Project and many other peace, justice and environmental groups are holding a major rally and nonviolent direct action
Exactly 71 years after the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the people of Nagasaki, we will gather at the place where scientists are currently developing new and "modified" nuclear weapons. We will stand with Japanese Hibakusha (A-bomb survivors), Pacific Islanders, where the U.S. detonated more than 60 nuclear tests, and others impacted by deadly nuclear technology to proclaim, "Never Again! No Nukes!"
This year's rally features a very special keynote speaker, Tony deBrum, former foreign minister and present spokesperson for the Marshall Islands' Nuclear Zero Lawsuits that seek to enforce Article VI of the Non-Proliferation Treaty by compelling the nine nuclear weapons states to disarm. Mr. deBrum also serves his country as special envoy on climate change. We are also fortunate to be able to welcome an amazing guest speaker, Rev. Nobuaki Hanaoka, a Nagasaki A-bomb survivor and retired Bay Area minister.
The Livermore action will also include music and a traditional Japanese Bon dance at the Lab's West Gate where those who choose will peaceably risk arrest.
There will also be a Peace Camp the night before at the Del Valle Regional Park reservoir near Livermore. Contact Scott Yundt at (925) 443-7148 to RSVP.
Carpools are encouraged. For more information please call Tri-Valley CARES at 925-443-7148.