As seen across the alley from the big Wells Fargo Bank, April 24th, 2012:
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What’s going to happen on May Day?
The 12th Annual How Weird Street Faire went off without a hitch today down in the SoMA.
(There’s little wonder about why the former Howard Street Festival is so popular, of course.)
This year’s theme was “Mythical Realms” a celebration of a pefect society where differences are appreciated as things of beauty.
Now, doesn’t this maypole remind you of your schoolgirl days at Bryn Mawr?
Via Frank Farm
Hunky Darth Vader turned a few heads:
It was just as you would have imagined it:
And, good news! It seems white people no longer get Chinese character tattoos anymore – they’re into pink poodles and whatnot. See?
All right, that’s it for this year:
“I’m drunk and Osama Bin Laden is dead #howweird“
Lastly, leave us give thanks to all the NIMBY’s of the SoMA, for not complaining so much this go-around. Huzzah!
“If theres a bustle in your hedgerow, don’t be alarmed now
Its just a spring clean for the May Queen”
See you next year!
Wow, May 1st is just the start to a militant May 2011 in the Bay Area.
Check the calendar of Code PINK, Women for Peace.
Busy busy, huh?
And here was a dude what happened to be there yesterday with the Code PINK and the longshorepeople and the Oscar Grant crowd, etc – 100-something souls all told, inbetwixt our Market Street Chevron Buildings and right under the noses of the people of your San Francisco Examiner:
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All the deets:
STRIKE MAY 2011!
¡BASTA! CodePINK, Cindy Sheehan, and all Vulnerable Folks are calling on us to STRIKE, MARCH and OCCUPY Sacramento beginning MAY DAY!
On May 1st, May Day, Beltane, International Workers Day, we will gather 11:30am at 24th & Mission, SF, march with the Coalition of Immigrants & all Workers to the 1pm rally in Civic Center, from where we will launch our STRIKE MAY 2011 march to Sacramento!
At 3pm, we will march from the Civic Center to the Ferry Building and take the 6pm ferry to Vallejo.
For the next 8 days we will march to Sacramento thru American Canyon, Napa, Suisun, Fairfield, Vacaville, Winters, Woodland and Davis doing actions – marches, rallies, press conferences, flyering, bannering – along the way. (for the exact route and issues,click here)
We are calling on YOU to STRIKE – NO BUSINESS AS USUAL – and come walk, bike, skateboard, carpool, train with all of us vulnerable folks, to get to Sacramento.
We will arrive in Sacramento on the 9th, the same day the 5 day teachers’ occupation of the Capitol begins. We will set up a TENT CITY and OCCUPY the capitol until the legislature votes OUR budget!
Our general theme is: 1) NO MORE TAXES for WARS & OCCUPATIONS; and 2) NO MORE TAX BREAKS for the RICH & their CORPORATIONS!
We are deeply urging everyone to join us in the STRIKE, MARCH & TENT CITY for however long, however many day(s), hour(s) you choose. (more information, click here)
At the TENT CITY, we are hoping everyone will do teach-ins to share their information, strategize, and build a strong diverse coalition.
If you are willing to endorse and/or STRIKE, please email email@example.com or call 510-540-7007 and leave your name, number, email, and a brief sketch of your plans. Sign up on facebook and twitter (links below).
If you are willing to be active and work on this STRIKE MAY 2011 for however long, in any capacity, before, after, during, please also email or call ASAP!
And come to the next Monday eve organizing meeting 6pm Mudrakers Café (back room), 2801 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley.
TOGETHER we WILL direct our STATE BUDGET to become OUR BUDGET!
End war on women!
Bring our tax dollars home! Take our tax dollars back from the rich!
firstname.lastname@example.org www.STRIKEmay2011ca.org 510-540-7007
Just look at what los diablitos did to Prada on the evening of May Day in San Francisco’s Union Square – the anarchists done tore up storefronts on Grant Street. Well that’s par for the course, but the aftermath of the attack on these massive glass doors at the Prada outlet looks so cool that customers couldn’t tell that vandals had dropped by.
People pay good money for this kind of effect, of course.
Store clerks just propped open one of the doors so you could tell that they were open for business and life went on as before. Click to expand:
That looks much better than gauche plywood, doesn’t it? How banal!
Busted tempered glass looks interesting:
What will the Black Block do next?