Saturday, March 20, 2010

New Website and Blog!

Check out our new Direct Action for Single Payer website and blog at

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Die-In at Ferry Building Saturday, December 5


at the Ferry Building on Saturday, December 5, 2009 to Protest the Stupak Amendment (abortion ban) and Demand quality single payer healthcare for all

Please gather 11:00 a.m. on the median strip opposite the SF Ferry Building. We will explain the action and assign roles (this is a low-risk, high-visibility direct action)Die-in will begin about 11:45 and end by 1:00 p.m.

Please wear black

Organized by Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights and Direct Action for Single Payer, with members of Code Pink, Single Payer Now and Progressive Democrats of America.

For info contact or

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Media Coverage of October 28 Blockade at Blue Shield

Check out the story on

Watch us and other actions yesterday at

Watch video of our action:

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Single Payer Activists Close Blue Shield in SF

San Francisco, October 28— More than two dozen protesters blocked the entrances to the San Francisco office of Blue Shield of California early this morning, marking the building with crime tape and charging the health insurance industry with crimes including murder, breach of contract, and subversion of democracy.

About 200 advocates of a “single-payer” health care system, which would eliminate the private health insurance industry, chanted and sang in front of the Market Street offices of HealthNet starting at 7:30 am. Street theater featured a giant black octopus representing the health insurance industry, which prevented sick and injured patients from reaching the doctors who wanted to care for them. At around 8 the group, led by the Brass Liberation Orchestra, began lively march chanting “Health care is a right” and “Patients not profits,” ending at the Blue Shield office on Beale St.

Read the rest. Lots more photos online at Video coming very soon.

Plans are already underway for another action in the next few weeks. Join us to help plan - email

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Take Direct Action for Single Payer

San Francisco Joins The National Civil Disobedience Mobilization for Health Care

Wednesday, October 28
Gather 7:30 a.m.
425 Market Street (offices of United Healthcare)

Creative nonviolent protest and civil disobedience(there will be roles for people who do not want to risk arrest)

We Support SB 810 (State Sen. Mark Leno’s single payer bill), & HR 676 (Rep. John Conyers’ federal single payer bill)

We Demand that the Kucinich Amendment allowing states to adopt single payer systems be included in any federal bill signed by President Obama

We Charge the Insurance Industry with Murder

We Demand that insurance companies get out of the way of health care

Orientation and Training:
Sunday, October 25
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Gray Panther office, 1403 Addison Street, Berkeley
This meeting is encouraged for people considering civil disobedience or willing to take critical support roles.

Please contact us to let us know how you will participate:

Sign the action pledge at