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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

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

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

Wednesday 1/18: calendarTeach-in: Education is Our Right (Oakland) | calendarProtest Palantir - No Profits from Muslim DB + Mass Deportations (Palo Alto) | calendarDemand Resignation of DA Mark Peterson (Martinez) | calendarStudent Organizing Meeting & Art Making for J20 Walkout (Berkeley) | calendarOakland People's Budget Assembly Training (Oakland) | calendarReclaim MLK Film Screening (Oakland) | calendarConversation 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: calendarHuman Billboard: Expose Libby Schaff's Racism and Reject Trump (Oakland) | calendarInauguration Eve Meditation & Prayer (Oakland) | calendarPause the Calls: Black Lives Matter (Santa Cruz) | calendarOCO - March and Resist Trump Policies (Oakland) | calendarHands Around The Plaza - Unity Through Diversity (Watsonville) | calendarOpen Circle convenes direct action at the Police Officers Association (San Francisco) calendarNoise Demo! Stop Santa Rita Jail Expansion! (Dublin) | calendarResist Gender-Based Violence (Oakland) | calendarKnow Your Rights: A training in support of 120 Hrs of Protest (Berkeley)

Friday 1/20, Inauguration Day, General Strike

San Francisco
photoBay 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 | photoILWU10 Members Speak Out On Trump, Capitalism, The Need For Workers Party And Take Action

imc_calendar.gifSF - Bay Area Dump Trump, 8am | imc_calendar.gifA Protest Action of Conscience and Resistance: No Wall! No Mass Deportations! No “Muslim Registry"!, 8am | imc_calendar.gifBay Area Resist Trump / Marcha “Resistamos a Trump”, 9am | imc_calendar.gifLabor Contingent — Dump Trump events, 4:30pm | imc_calendar.gifSF 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 | photoILWU's Trump protest shuts down Oakland terminal

imc_calendar.gifGeneral Strike - #J20 and Beyond!, 7am | imc_calendar.gifBaby bloc @ Oakland general strike, 1pm | imc_calendar.gifTech Workers for Racial Justice, 10am | imc_calendar.gif Labor March, Telegraph and Broadway, Oakland, 12pm | imc_calendar.gifRequiem for a Dream: A Resurrection of Hope, 5pm | imc_calendar.gifJ20 Shutdown Carl's Jr, Hardee's and Green Burritto (everywhere)

Berkeley
imc_calendar.gifJ20 Strike Community Organizing Day, 9am | imc_calendar.gif#J20 at UC Berkeley, 9am | imc_calendar.gifJ20 UC-Wide Walkout - UC Student-Workers Union, 12pm

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

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

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

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

Santa Cruz
photoInauguration Day Protest Blocks Streets in Santa Cruz | photoJ20 Inauguration Protest, March and Rally

imc_calendar.gifJ20 General Strike Santa Cruz, 11am | imc_calendar.gifJ20 Inauguration Day WALK OUT at UCSC, 9am

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

Sacramento
imc_calendar.gifNot My President! Inauguration Day Protest, 12pm

UC Davis
imc_calendar.gifJ20 UCD Walkout, 12pm

Fresno
imc_calendar.gifVigil for Peace and Justice, 8am | imc_calendar.gifNot My President - Fresno Event, 6pm

Richmond
Student Walkout

imc_calendar.gifBang 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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