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Occupy SF Affinity Groups to Liberate a Vacant Building and Establish a Social Center
Date Sunday April 01
Time 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
Union Square, San Francisco
Event Type Protest
On Sunday, April 1st, in solidarity with the Western Regional Advocacy Project’s “We Won’t Get Fooled Again” National Day of Action for the rights of the un-housed, Occupy SF working groups & affinity groups are liberating a vacant building and converting it into a social center, shelter and food bank for the people. We have already demonstrated, for 82 days, what is possible when a space is liberated and reclaimed. The encampments at 101 Market St and Justin Herman \ Bradley Manning Plaza were successful experiments in non-hierarchical organizing where resources were shared in a gift economy and collective decisions made through consensus, while food, shelter and medical care were provided to the greater community.

This action on Sunday is not a temporary protest, but a permanent occupation intended to establish a social center. We will transform this vacant building into a productive and vibrant space, just as we did in the plaza occupation, and we wish others to take similar actions and more.

Wealth inequality is increasing, the environment is being destroyed, the police state and drug war are devastating our communities and social movements, while our foreign wars enrich the 1% at the expense of our troops and innocent civilians. In San Francisco alone, thousands sleep on the street while thousands of houses and apartments lay empty. From Chapel Hill to Seattle, from New York to Oakland, people are rising up to directly change the social and economic system by liberating vacant buildings and reclaiming them for the people.

We are taking this action to bring immediate relief and housing to homeless youth in our community, and to provide a space for assembling, sharing food and healing for all people.

Join us on April 1st for this autonomous action in solidarity with WRAP’s National Day of Action. The rally and march for the move-in begins at 4pm at Union Square. “We Won’t Get Fooled Again” street theatre and performances begin at 2pm at Union Square.
Added to the calendar on Saturday Mar 31st, 2012 3:55 AM

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by Zachary RunningWolf
(runningwolf.zachary [at] Tuesday Apr 3rd, 2012 7:41 PM
The building takeovers seemed to have run there coarse in Oakland after 400 arrests on January 28th. The constant failure of Building takeovers can be seen from the University of California (Wheeler) to January 28th in Oakland to San Francisco now two failures building takeovers. What are the results people in jail and courts with no building ever taken for a prolong period. Lets take a look at the height of the Occupation movement where were we? In Oakland we were occupying the commons (Oscar Grant Plaza and Snow Park) that they needed 900 police to get us out. In San Francisco we were occupying the Federal Reserve and Bradley Manning Plaza and in Berkeley occupying a Park right across from City Hall. These are all commons areas or public parks which are much harder for the City to make excuses to remove occupiers such questions arise like why is it illegal to sleep in a commons area or Public Park. The only example of successful building takeovers were in the student protests in the 1960s when you had a large student body participation and it was not advantageous for the power structure to deal (arrest and academic pressure) with. We have moved from occupying to "run into a building and get arrested" movement. Lets get back to Occupying (Oscar Grant Plaza-April 10th 6 month anniversary) and stop this ridiculous behavior of building temporary takeovers and getting our people court cases and jail time.
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