August 13th, 2021
#DefundLine 3 - Guerrilla Cinema & NVDA Training
Last Friday, around 200 activists converged in the heart of Wall Street West in downtown San Francisco to train in civil disobedience, blockade the street in front of the Wells Fargo Bank world headquarters, and throw a guerrilla film night on an inflatable 20 foot screen — complete with homemade popcorn and a pop-up art show.
July 16th, 2021
Stop Line 3 Activists Rally At US Army Corps Of Engineers Office
As the West Coast recovered from a week of record heat, climate justice groups from around the Bay Area converged on the San Francisco federal building housing the local US Army Corps of Engineers district office to deliver a letter respectfully urging the Biden Administration to cancel the permit for the disastrous tar sands pipeline project Line 3. Patricia St. Onge of 1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations SF gave a powerful invocation, and also spoke later in the day on the power of Indigenous voices:
June 6th, 2021
Clarion Alley Mural Unveiling Celebration
We gathered on June 6th, 2021 to celebrate the unveiling of Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area’s new mural, “The World is on Fire,” with music, art, dancing, poster printing, and inspiring speeches. The mural is larger than life and has to be seen in person to fully appreciate the love and detail that our Art Working Group painters put into this, over many months during COVID lockdown in 2020.
May 11th, 2021
Ongoing: West Berkeley Shellmound Protection
Ohlone family bands and a broad coalition of Bay Area community members are fighting to prevent further desecration of a sacred site established some 5,000 years ago. The Ohlone people practiced ceremonial traditions and constructed a great mound in which they buried their dead—the West Berkeley Shellmound. The last remaining undeveloped portion of this heritage site, held sacred by the contemporary Ohlone community, is now at risk of being obliterated by a proposed retail and housing development.
May 7th, 2021
#DefundLine3 Day Of Action - SF
As part of a Global Day of Action on May 7th - we mobilized in San Francisco’s Financial District to send a clear message to the banks and investors that they must #DefundLine3.
April 24th, 2021
Earth Week Gathering Oakland 2021
We are celebrating the success of our Extinction Rebellion SF Bay-organized event, Earth Week Gathering Oakland 2021, with support from 350 Bay Area, Artists Building Communities, Climate Creative, Essential Food and Medicine, Living Earth Designs, Sunrise Movement Bay Area and the Wood St. Encampment Residence / Cobb on Wood. There were also many more individual supporters, social media co-sponsors and speakers who deserve recognition as well, thank you all!
April 22nd, 2021
Ally Event: People's Earth Day Rally @ SF City Hall
On Thursday, April 22, for Earth Day, members of Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area turned up to support residents of Bayview Hunters Point and Treasure Island in their demands for environmental justice.
April 21st, 2021
Declare Climate Emergency Now Campaign
For Earth Week 2021, XRSFBay painted and flew a large banner at various bridges and locales around the Bay Area as part of a campaign by over two dozen Extinction Rebellion chapters across the US to urge the Biden Administration to declare a Climate and Ecological Emergency!
April 9th, 2021
Wells Fargo: Defund Line 3 Mural Action
We were honored to be a part of the beautiful street mural and march at the Wells Fargo headquarters and BlackRock office in downtown San Francisco on Friday, April 9th. Many groups from the Bay Area climate justice community came together to demand that Wells #DefundLine3 and fire Chairman Noski for continuing to bankroll climate destruction to the tune of billions per year.
April 1st, 2021
End Permits For Fossil Fools
Extinction Rebellion San Franciso Bay Area and allies showed up in downtown San Francisco in solidarity with the Indigenous-led resistance to the Line 3 and Dakota Access oil pipelines. We visited two US Army Corps of Engineers offices to make some noise and demand that the Biden Administration live up to their climate justice promises – #StopLine3 and #ShutdownDAPL!
Activists with Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area showed up to support a youth-led action on the Golden Gate bridge to demand that CA teachers’ pension fund CalSTRS divest from fossil fuels.
March 22nd, 2021
We stand with our Asian-American sisters and brothers
While anti-Asian racism, intersecting with sexism, is nothing new in the U.S., the horrendous murders in Atlanta and rise in violence against Asian-Americans in the last year have cast a painful light on the serious work we have to do. Putting an end to racism, sexism, exploitation, marginalization and violence must be at the heart of the climate movement.
March 19th, 2021
San Francisco Financial District Tour of Shame
Heeding the call from Indigenous activists on the frontlines in Minnesota, on Friday March 19th activists from all around the Bay Area converged in San Francisco’s “Wall Street West” district to let four dirty banks know it’s time to end pipeline funding.
March 11th, 2021
XRSFBay Confront Chase Bank in Solidarity with 'Stop Line 3' Indigenous Water Protectors in Minnesota
Public pressure mounts on JP Morgan Chase, world’s largest funder of fossil fuels.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Local Extinction Rebellion activists participated in the escalating national campaign to “Stop the Money Pipeline” with creative disruption, occupying Chase Bank at 15th & Market Street this afternoon. Citizens delivered a letter to Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase, the largest funder of fossil fuel projects, demanding the institution divest from fossil fuels immediately to halt the climate crisis. Chase – along with Citi, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and TD Bank – is funding Line 3, a tar sands pipeline traversing the Great Lakes through untouched wetlands and territory of Anishinaabe peoples in Minnesota, in violation of Native treaties. Local actions are being organized in solidarity with growing numbers of water protectors and allies in Northern Minnesota actively blocking pipeline construction with their bodies at ‘the next Standing Rock.’
March 6th, 2021
Stop Line 3 Remote Actions
February 27th, 2021
Stop Line 3 Street Mural
On Saturday, February 27th in front of the Oakland Federal Building on Clay street between 12th and 14th streets, Extinction Rebellion SFBay held the line for a street mural painting in solidarity with Line 3 & DAPL Resistance.
Friday February 12th, 2021
Extincion Rebellion SF Bay Area joined in the national Build Back Fossil Free week of action! We’re calling on President Joe Biden to protect and invest in the Black, Indigenous, Brown, and working-class communities, to end the era of fossil fuel production, and to launch a national climate mobilization to Build Back Fossil Free.
Friday December 11th, 2020
Respect Indigenous Leaders, End Pipeline Finance
Over forty Indigenous women sent a letter to various US financial institutions in October, asking to meet them and address the financial sector’s complicity in funding ecologically-damaging, livelihood-destroying extraction projects. These women, and the indigenous groups they represent, were greeted with silence.
To urge a response from these institutions, on Friday Dec 11th, Stop The Money Pipeline campaign activists around the country hand-delivered the very same letter to a large number of local bank branches. Click through for images from XR SF Bay and 1000 Grandmother’s actions in Berkeley and San Francisco.
October 29th, 2020
Democracy Street Mural
On Thursday, October 29th hundreds of artists got together to paint 14th Street in downtown Oakland with the message “CHOOSE DEMOCRACY STOP A COUP”.
Drone photograph: Emanuel Desousa
October 26th, 2020
Sacramento Shoe Drop Action
A protest art installation to bring attention to the lethality of greed; express our grief over the true costs of fossil fuel extraction and our rage at elected state representatives (Gov. Newsom et al) who continue to pander to the fossil fuel industry.
October 24th, 2020
March For Democracy
On Saturday, October 24, a march to protect the vote was held, beginning with a rally on the steps of Mission High School. Organized by a coalition of progressive groups, including XRSFBay and the Universal Unitarian Human Rights Working Group, the rally opened with an Ohlone song and prayer.
October 16th and 30th, 2020
Berkeley Light Brigade
A small group of East Bay rebels lit up the night in Berkeley to nudge everyone to “VOTE 4 EARTH” and “COUNT EVERY VOTE”. Click through for a gallery.
October 7, 2020
The 2020 election in the US will likely be the most important election in our lifetimes — and time is running out for people, creatures and planet. The most important action you can take right now, and encourage others to do, is VOTE.
October 2nd, 2020
Stop Funding Tar Sands, A Day of Solidarity with Frontline Communities
On Friday October 2nd, climate justice activists held a funeral procession in downtown San Francisco, taking the street briefly to hilight our demand that the BlackRock private equity firm stop financing the climate crisis – and defund tar sands oil projects that endanger the health of people and planet alike.
Feb 2020 - Ongoing
IN PROGRESS: Mural In Clarion Alley, Mission District SF
Through the pandemic, through the wildfires, through the smoke, and luckily no murder hornets – members of Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area’s Art Working Group have been making a beautiful mural appear in the Mission District’s historic Clarion Alley as part of the Clarion Alley Mural Project (or CAMP). Click through for the progress gallery.
June 3rd, 2020
XR SF Bay Area Statement Against Racism and Police Terror
The rebellions engulfing our country right now are an indictment of this fundamental truth: policing in the United States has always been for the benefit of a white supremacist ruling class. These rebellions are a call for us to show up, to demonstrate how serious we are about XR's Fourth Demand. That demand seeks reparations for centuries of systemic racism.
Show up with or without your XR gear, but show up. Please. Wear your masks and rebel in the streets. For those of you who cannot, hang banners from your homes, from your apartment windows, from your cars, from freeway overpasses, to express your outrage and your commitment to justice. Hold online meetings to plan resistance. Some of you are already doing this now. Let's do this collectively - as a group of people who clearly see that the problem of extinction cannot be divorced from the problem of systemic racism.
March 13th, 2020
XRSFBAY, COVID-19 and Resilience
The Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Chapter is sending love to those across the world impacted by COVID-19 and their families. These times call for strengthened resilience and mutual aid. This is a global crisis, which, similar to the deadly crisis of climate change, requires a global response at individual, family, community, city, region, state, country and international levels. We have the responsibility to take personal accountability for our actions by staying at home to limit cross-contamination risk, as well as the opportunity to create resilient social structures and mutual aid infrastructure that we can continue to grow to address the climate crisis (mortality rate of 80% of all life on earth on our current trajectory). Stay tuned via our email list (sign up here) and facebook page for ways to participate in the movement while you are staying safe at home.
February 28th 2020
Stop The Money Pipeline @Chase #2
Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area continued our effort to Stop the Money Pipeline @Chase with creative disruption at the Chase Bank, 1330 Broadway, Oakland on Friday, February 28. Over 130 people showed up to demand that JPMorgan Chase – the largest funder of fossil fuel projects – divest immediately to protect the planet.
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