March 2014 Archives
|START DATE:||Thursday April 03|
|TIME:||2:00 PM - 4:00 PM|
|U.S. Federal Courthouse |
450 Golden Gate Avenue
|Event Type:||Court Date|
|In Saleh v. Bush, lead plaintiff Sundus Shaker Saleh alleges the Iraq War was a premeditated war against the Iraqi people, with the planning beginning in 1998. Support the efforts of Witness Iraq in bringing a lawsuit against key members of the Bush Administration: Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Powell and Rice. |
Immediately following the hearing, Attorney Inder Comar will address the outcome of the hearing in a press conference. We would very much like your attendance at the hearing to forestall the government's "Motion to Dismiss."
If you are unable to attend CodePink promises to do their very best to livestream the pre-hearing rally and post-hearing press conference.
Currently, the lawsuit is on the calendar, http://www.cand.uscourts.gov/CEO/cfd.aspx?7146 , but can be rescheduled.
NOTE: we have no way of knowing how long the hearing will last, so please check the aforementioned website and anticipate a longer timeframe for this action.
(and the next few days thereafter). For three years TEPCO has been bungling remediation efforts while the life and health of everyone on this planet has been seriously threatened by uncontained release of radiation, especially in Japan. And it's going to go on for decades, if not centuries. Right now Daiichi is in a state of collapse from every angle: infrastructure weakened, manpower shortages, cooling systems deteriorating, lethally radioactive water storage leaks, contaminated groundwater rising to the surface, electrical systems highly vulnerable, with risk of a major earthquake taking it out entirely.
In spite of all this, the PM is energetically pushing nuclear technology to India, Korea, Turkey and Vietnam. Japan's new Secrecy Law could make it a crime to investigate nuclear issues; harassment and jailing of Japanese activists must stop!
Most of us have no illusion that the water is safe and that the marine products are safe. We're giving up fish- BUT WE'RE NOT GIVING UP THE FIGHT!
We are taking to the streets to demand action. No weak assurances of safety. We want results. Here are a selection of events planned for 3.11 2014 that will bring your voice to the fore, that will let your concerns be heard, that will strengthen your heart, and your resolve. There's no turning back; Fukushima is Here.
In San Francisco, the Japan Consulate is at 50 Fremont Street, near the Embarcadero BART station. Assembly at 3 pm, short speeches, reading and delivery of letter to Consul, then march to Union Square for rally and more speakers. http://nonukesaction.wordpress.com/
7:30-9:35 pm, in both San Francisco and Los Angeles:
Surviving Japan, a powerful film about the tsunami, and the Fukushima nuclear disaster's aftermath, will be shown at AMC Van Ness 14, 1000 Van Ness Avenue in SF, where the Director Christopher Noland will host a Q&A after, and at Laemmle's Royal Theatre, 11523 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Los Angeles, where the Producer Q'orianka Kilcher will host a Q&A (map) (310) 478-3836. Tickets must be purchased in advance, from the theaters or from the director.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY SATURDAY MARCH 8
In San Francisco we start at St. Mary's Cathedral at
12:00 noon. We will march from there to Mitchell Bros
strip club, an infamous center for the commodification
of women's bodies.
Between pope and pornographer, there is no fundamental difference! Both reduce women to objects. We will be there
to say loudly and defiantly, we CAN and MUST do better
than a world where half of humanity is systematically used and abused.