Occupy Oakland declares capitalism dead with a funeral procession with New Orleans style brass band, eulogy, and "dancing on the grave to follow." Organizers want you to "use your extra day to bid farewell to a system that brings us meaningless jobs, billionaires, shopping malls, structural poverty, and ecological collapse." After all, this is a leap year, so celebrate it right!
This event, part of the Shaping SF Public Talk series, will focus on the 1937 Atherton Report that blew the lid off San Francisco police corruption in that era. Speakers Hank Chapot and Chris Agee will address their research, on the report and on SF policing and crime in the 1950s, respectively.
How does the war on drugs perpetuate violence in Mexico, and what can be done? Juan Fraire Escobedo, an activist from Ciudad Juarez, will discuss the human cost of the drug war, militarism, and human trafficking.
OccupySF revs back up for a day of nonviolent mass action to connect their protest against Wall Street banks and corporations to foreclosures, evictions, and homelessness here in San Francisco. The day will include teach-ins, marches, rallies, and "many ways to participate without risking arrest!"