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Resist the WTO: Festival & March
Date Friday November 09
Time 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
Justin Herman Plaza, SF Foot of Market St. (Embarcadero BART)
Event Type Other
Organizer/Author
GLOBALIZE JUSTICE- NOT WAR! RESIST THE WTO GLOBAL DAYS OF ACTION AGAINST THE WTO MEETING IN QATAR http://www.globalizethis.org/s30/wtofeature.cfm?ID=231 FRI NOV 9, 12 NOON FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVES, MARCH TO PG&E JUSTIN HERMAN PLAZA, SF Foot of Market St. (Embarcadero BART) Schedule: 12 noon: Gathering: Community groups from Bayview-Hunters Point and Midway Village and Global Justice Groups will very briefly speak out against the WTO and PG&E, before marching to PG&E. Where: Justin Herman Plaza, Market at Steuart, east end of Market St (Embarcadero BART) 12:45: March arrives at PG & E Headquarters on Beale St 12:45-2pm: Festival of Alternatives and direct action: the Mobile Mural Project; “Another World is Paintable” will be displayed, participatory theater/games about the WTO, artmaking, spiral dancing, music, examples and demonstrations of alternatives to corporate globalization, local problems and the system will be displayed, a living river in solidarity with the people of Cochabamba, Bolivia who reclaimed their water from Bechtel, whose Corporate Headquarters are across the street, much, much more…. Bring: Art, music, flags, examples or images of your alternatives, theater, friends….. There will be giant puppets, a variety of hand-made flags, newly painted portable murals. Dress -- in blue to be part of the "Living River" -- or black. The Pagan Cluster will form a Spiral Dance. At PG&E, Tango for Protest will perform. There will be a Fair Trade Zone, demonstrating alternatives: food, water, health care, currency. There will be a "paint action" involving washable tempera paints. Where: PG&E Headquarters: 77 Beale St., between Market and Mission, 3 blocks West of Justin Herman Plaza (Embarcadero BART). Parking: It is extremely difficult to park in this area and many meters are only a half or one hour long. If you can take public transportation, do. If public transit is not possible, you could park somewhere away from downtown and take BART or MUNI. Some of the less expensive parking is at the giant parking garage on the south side of Mission St between 4th and 5th Sts. You can park there all day. It is eight blocks from Justin Herman Plaza. Direct Action: We are planning direct action at the Friday Nov. 9th at PG&E. Most of the Festival is planned for people who do not wish to risk arrest, although we can never plan for the behavior of the police. There will be an action spokescouncil on Thursday, Nov 8 from 6-9pm are the Redstone Bldg, 1st floor 2940 16th @Capp Street in San Francisco. Those interested in direct action are asked to join or form an affinity group. This action was organized to support the local communities of Bayview-Hunters Point and Midway Village as we oppose the WTO. All participants are asked to plan actions that will further the ongoing struggles of these communities. Legal: Midnight Special will provide some legal support and legal observers and the National Lawyers Guild will have attorneys available to help until people are released. We will have a legal support phone # at the action. People planning to participate in direct action are asked to join or form an affinity group that can support them through the legal process. Volunteer: To volunteer on the day of the actions, arrive at the designated location at 10:30am. We need volunteers to help carry art, images, murals and puppets, to help with traffic, leafleting the public, take sign ups for future work and more. We need volunteers to help get out postcards and posters that URGENTLY need to get out into windows and on the street. You can pick up posters at Project Underground at 1916A Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Berkeley. Or in San Francisco pick up materials at JustAct in San Francisco (333 Valencia #325), near 14th St. People are usually in 9-6pm Call (415) 431-4204 extensions 201 thru 211 We need volunteers to help answer phone calls about the actions and generally help out the organizing at Project Underground. Please leave a message for David or Catherine after the message if you can come in and help. SAT NOV 10, 12 NOON Peaceful March for Global Justice, Not Environmental Racism Richmond BART 2 pm: Festival at Chevron Refinery, Point Richmond see that date on the calendar
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