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Title: Laborfest: The Commons, Public Spaces & Privatization
START DATE: Sunday July 08
TIME: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Details:
SF Main Library Latino Room Lower Level - 100 Larkin St. San Francisco. All buses and trains on or under Market Street to Civic Center Station or Larkin Street or 9th Street; Buses: 5, 19, 21, 47, 49
Event Type: Teach-In
The economic collapse in 2008 has been used as justification for the sell-off of public spaces, buildings and the privatization of public services and parks. San Francisco is turning into a billionaire’s dream, as every city property from City Hall to the waterfront becomes a source for profit.
The growing lack of regulation and transparency is part and parcel of this development and this forum will also look at how environmental protection and right to information also are in jeopardy.
This panel will look at how our commons and public spaces are being threatened, who is doing it, who is helping them do it and how we can defend our public spaces and stop the privatization of public spaces and resources.
Speakers:
Gray Brechin, UCB Geographer and author of Imperial San Francisco
James Chaffee, Keep Civic Center Public
Aysha Massell, Environmental Worker
Don Santina, Cultural Historian and writer
Peter Warfield, Library Users Association/Executive Director
Sponsored by United Public Workers for Action
http://www.upwa.info
See also
http://graybrechin.net/
http://www.keepciviccenterpublic.com/
Ethnic Cleansing in San Francisco by DON SANTINA in Counterpunch, Sept 29-31, 2007 at
http://www.counterpunch.org/2007/09/29/ethnic-cleansing-in-san-francisco/
On Peter Warfield and Libraries:
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/07/13/18515765.php
http://www.laborfest.net/2012/2012schedule.htm



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