Please join us in celebrating 50 years of social activism and Richard Becker's 70th birthday on Saturday, March 4!
As ANSWER Coalition’s West Coast coordinator, Richard Becker has been central to virtually every mobilization against U.S. war, occupation and sanctions in the Bay Area for more than 25 years.
Richard’s social justice activism stretches back to his youth in Oswego and Rochester, N.Y. His initial action was the first huge anti-war march in New York City, April 15, 1967. In Rochester, his hometown, he was an organizer in the movements against the Vietnam war and racism, in support of the Attica prisoners, in community struggles for the right to heat and light, as a founder of the Southern Africa Liberation Coalition, and much more. In 1981, Richard relocated to San Francisco.
In the early 1980s, he organized against the Nazis and Klan in rural Oroville, Calif. Richard has been a union activist or active supporter for decades, marching on countless picket lines. He has traveled worldwide—often with Ramsey Clark—to countries targeted by the U.S. government: Palestine, Sudan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Cuba, Yugoslavia, El Salvador, and other countries in Asia, Latin America and Europe. The objective? To document the effects of U.S. aggression and help galvanize solidarity with the peoples of the world.
Of his 2009 book “Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire,” Ramsey Clark said , Richard “gives us the most focused and penetrating analysis we have of the real dynamics in the continuing persecution of the Palestinian people. He calls for international unity to end this tragic injustice.”
Richard is not retiring! Instead, his 70th birthday opens a new chapter for him in the struggle.
Refreshments - No host bar
Enjoy some drinks, music and a raffle while helping fight the Trump program!
Help raise funds for upcoming ANSWER actions against the Trump program. ANSWER is working on organizing for the April 21 Climate Action on Earth Day and playing an integral role in the May 1 Day Without an Immigrant/Stop the Deportations mass protest. All funds raised will go to cover printing costs for flyers, posters and signs, for banner materials and to fund the fightback movement to come.
Trump’s appointees are a motley and dangerous crew of billionaires, white supremacists and climate change deniers. They have nothing good in mind for anyone but the banks, oil companies and the military-industrial complex.
It is more important than ever that we keep building the grassroots movement against war, militarism, racism, anti-immigrant scapegoating and neoliberal capitalism’s assault against workers’ living standards and the environment.
Real social change comes from the bottom, the mobilized grassroots, and not from the centers of institutional power, the professional politicians or the capitalist elites.
Details on the April 21 action can be found here.
Details on the May 1 action coming soon!
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right To Return Coalition and the ANSWER Coalition will once again spearhead this National Rally to Support Palestine in DC 2017!
This rally will start at the White House with thousands of people from across the nation and around the world and ending up in front of AIPAC's annual convention!
AIPAC is the primary organization lobbying to continue the brutal illegal occupation of Palestine for over 68 years.
We must protest to end this outrageous lobby that ultimately supports the oppression and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people. Please come out and support the Palestinian people in their noble struggle to be free.
End U.S. aid to Israel — End the occupation now!
Join the ANSWER Coalition contingent at the rally and march on Earth Day!
CALL TO ACTION! RESIST!
Tell Trump and His Polluter & Billionaire Cronies:
Stop Environmental Racism and Injustice!
Protect Our Air, Water, Climate, Health, Communities, Civil Rights and Science - Not Polluter Profits!
Initiated by the California Environmental Justice Coalition.
Co-sponsors: California Environmental Justice Coalition, AIM West, Amazon Watch, ANSWER, Asamblea de Gonzales, Bay Area Environmental Health Collaborative, Bay Area - System Change not Climate Change, Bayview Hunters Point Mothers and Fathers Committee for Health and Environmental Justice, Biosafety Alliance, Breakthrough Communities, California Indian Environmental Alliance, California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, Center for Environmental Health, Chinese Progressive Association, Comite Civico del Valle, Communities for a Better Environment/Richmond, Community Food and Justice Coalition, Community Science Institute, Diablo Rising Tide, East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, Eco Tierra Project, El Pueblo Para el Aire y Agua Limpia/El Pueblo of Kettleman City, Environmental Justice Coalition for Water, Food Empowerment Project, Fresh Air Vallejo, Fresnans Against Fracking, Gila River Alliance for a Clean Environment, Gila River Environmental Youth, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), Grayson Neighborhood Council, Greenaction for Health & Environmental Justice, Greenpeace, Healthy 880 Communities, Idle No More/Bay Area, La Union Have La Fuerza, Literacy for Environmental Justice, Occupy San Francisco Environmental Justice Working Group, PODER, Richmond Progressive Alliance, Rootskeeper, Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter, Soil Not Oil Coalition, Sunflower Alliance, Tri-Valley CAREs, Valley Improvement Projects, West Berkeley Alliance for Clean Air & Safe Jobs, West County Toxics Coalition, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, Youth United for Community Action, 350 Bay Area
Volunteer! Contact us to help build the ANSWER Coalition contingent at the April 21 Climate March!