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Mon Jan 16 2017 (Updated 01/22/17)
Reclaiming King's Legacy in the Age of Trump
Mon Jan 16 2017 (Updated 01/22/17)
120 Hours of Direct Action Across the Bay Area to Reclaim King's Legacy & Reject Trump
The Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP) writes: We call for a national week of direct action beginning on Martin Luther King day and culminating on Inauguration day. We intend to set a tone for the next four years of resistance: direct actions and street mobilizations to resist Trump's political agenda, and a banding together in our workplaces, schools, and communities to keep ourselves safe from Trump's violent supporters.

Before King's assassination, he began organizing the Poor People's Campaign designed to unify working people across the country. He spoke out forcefully against US imperialism abroad and the US war in Vietnam, in particular.

For 120 hours, we will show that we refuse to be governed by bigotry, we reject Donald Trump and his agenda, and we will resist the new fascistic "normal" by calling forth our collective people power to shut the system down.

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2017 Reclaim Martin Luther King Jr. Events and Coverage

Below are publicly announced events. Some actions during the week will be held without notice. Stay tuned as events develop and more information becomes available.

Monday 1/16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

photo Camp 120 Will Hold Space at SF City Hall Until Inauguration Day to Protest DA Gascón | calendar Third Annual March to #ReclaimMLK! | MLK Films, First AME Church, 3701 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, 7-9pm

Tuesday 1/17: video photo Homeless People's Assembly Took Place in San Francisco | calendar Expose Libby Schaff's Racism, Reject the Trump Agenda in Oakland | calendar Citywide Homeless People's Popular Assembly (SF) | calendar SF Young Activists 4 Black Lives Mini Teach In

Wednesday 1/18: calendar Teach-in: Education is Our Right (Oakland) | calendar Protest Palantir - No Profits from Muslim DB + Mass Deportations (Palo Alto) | calendar Demand Resignation of DA Mark Peterson (Martinez) | calendar Student Organizing Meeting & Art Making for J20 Walkout (Berkeley) | calendar Oakland People's Budget Assembly Training (Oakland) | calendar Reclaim MLK Film Screening (Oakland) | calendar Conversation w/ Fred Hampton Jr: Organizing in the Age of Trump | Rally at West Contra Costa School Board, 6pm | Interfaith Action (child friendly), First Presbyterian Church, 2619 Broadway, Oakland, 6pm

Thursday 1/19: calendar Human Billboard: Expose Libby Schaff's Racism and Reject Trump (Oakland) | calendar Inauguration Eve Meditation & Prayer (Oakland) | calendar Pause the Calls: Black Lives Matter (Santa Cruz) | calendar OCO - March and Resist Trump Policies (Oakland) | calendar Hands Around The Plaza - Unity Through Diversity (Watsonville) | calendar Open Circle convenes direct action at the Police Officers Association (San Francisco) calendar Noise Demo! Stop Santa Rita Jail Expansion! (Dublin) | calendar Resist Gender-Based Violence (Oakland) | calendar Know Your Rights: A training in support of 120 Hrs of Protest (Berkeley)

Friday 1/20, Inauguration Day, General Strike

San Francisco
photo Bay Area Residents Begin Inauguration Day By Shutting Down Caltrain’s South Bay Service | On J20 SEIU 1021 SF General A Hospital Healthcare Workers And Docs Protest Trump Agenda | photo ILWU10 Members Speak Out On Trump, Capitalism, The Need For Workers Party And Take Action

imc_calendar.gif SF - Bay Area Dump Trump, 8am | imc_calendar.gif A Protest Action of Conscience and Resistance: No Wall! No Mass Deportations! No “Muslim Registry"!, 8am | imc_calendar.gif Bay Area Resist Trump / Marcha “Resistamos a Trump”, 9am | imc_calendar.gif Labor Contingent — Dump Trump events, 4:30pm | imc_calendar.gif SF Protest Against Trump on Inauguration Day: Fight Racism, Defend Immigrants!, 5pm

Oakland
video>  <img src= Public Land in Oakland Reclaimed For Community Housing and Services by Homeless Residents, Activists | photo ILWU's Trump protest shuts down Oakland terminal

imc_calendar.gif General Strike - #J20 and Beyond!, 7am | imc_calendar.gif Baby bloc @ Oakland general strike, 1pm | imc_calendar.gif Tech Workers for Racial Justice, 10am | imc_calendar.gif Labor March, Telegraph and Broadway, Oakland, 12pm | imc_calendar.gif Requiem for a Dream: A Resurrection of Hope, 5pm | imc_calendar.gif J20 Shutdown Carl's Jr, Hardee's and Green Burritto (everywhere)

Berkeley
imc_calendar.gif J20 Strike Community Organizing Day, 9am | imc_calendar.gif #J20 at UC Berkeley, 9am | imc_calendar.gif J20 UC-Wide Walkout - UC Student-Workers Union, 12pm

San Leandro
imc_calendar.gif San Leandro Democratic Club - Protest Trump Inauguration Day, 11:30am

Santa Rosa
imc_calendar.gif Sonoma County Inauguration Day Protest: Wake Up, Organize, Resist, 3pm

Palo Alto
imc_calendar.gif Inauguration Day Protest: Not Our President!, 5pm

San José
imc_calendar.gif Rise Up for Justice Inauguration Day, 11am | imc_calendar.gif Disrupt J20: Rally and March Against Trump, 7pm

Santa Cruz
photo Inauguration Day Protest Blocks Streets in Santa Cruz | photo J20 Inauguration Protest, March and Rally

imc_calendar.gif J20 General Strike Santa Cruz, 11am | imc_calendar.gif J20 Inauguration Day WALK OUT at UCSC, 9am

Monterey
imc_calendar.gif People's Rally for Unity and Equality, 1pm

Sacramento
imc_calendar.gif Not My President! Inauguration Day Protest, 12pm

UC Davis
imc_calendar.gif J20 UCD Walkout, 12pm

Fresno
imc_calendar.gif Vigil for Peace and Justice, 8am | imc_calendar.gif Not My President - Fresno Event, 6pm

Richmond
Student Walkout

imc_calendar.gif Bang the Pots, 6pm (everywhere)

See Also: FBI's "Suicide Letter" to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Dangers of Unchecked Surveillance

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