A. Donald Trump on US charging Julian Assange: ‘It’s OK with me’
Mr Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for five years
B. Officials Provide Details of Latest Counter-ISIS Strikes in Syria, Iraq
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release
April 22, 2017
C. Petition: Cease Military Intervention and Involvement in Syria
White house Petition on Syrian Military intervention
D.Chelsea Manning is supposed to be released on May 17th from Fort Leavenworth. (let’s hope that the DOJ and President Trump do NOT reverse this decision!) You can still write her at:
Write to Chelsea (through the first week of May 2017) at this address:
Mail must be addressed exactly as follows:
CHELSEA E. MANNING 89289
1300 NORTH WAREHOUSE ROAD
FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS 66027-2304
Send items for posting by 12 Noon on Wednesdays to: email@example.com
~ San Francisco ~
Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board
Monday 4/24 – Wednesday 4/26
1. Monday, 1:30pm – 3:00pm, Say ‘NO’ to the Chop Shop Legislation (CANCELLED)
SF City Hall, Room 250
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Pl.
There is more anti-homeless legislation at City Hall! Legislation will be heard at the Land Use Committee.
This is an ordinance that would amend the Police Code to prohibit the taking apart or rebuilding of bikes, having bike parts, or selling bike parts in public spaces, and allows citations, impound fees, and the seizure of those parts. (See FB site for details of legislation)
2. Monday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Town hall meeting on the next Mission homeless shelter (FB site looks like it is sponsored by gentrifiers!)
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission St.
Come out to SUPPORT a proposed new Navigation Center and AGAINST the HATE this group is promoting! Below is the FB announcement that the folks that have taken over the Mission and Bernal areas are saying:
“Supervisor Ronen and Mayor Lee prematurely announced this homeless shelter in the SF Chronicle — the city has no lease yet even — and they need to demonstrate that the neighborhood is in favor. So your voice matters.
Attend the town hall meeting on Monday April 24th to stop yet another Milton shelter at 1515 S. Van Ness @ 26th st.
These shelters attact crime, drug abuse, encampments, and human waste to the neighborhood — and there are three elementary schools nearby.
This would be the second such shelter in the Mission. 90% of San Francisco’s other Supervisor Districts have none, even though the Mission has only 6% of the city’s homeless. Other districts need to pitch in first!”
Clarification – Supervisor Ronen has called for the Town Hall – the group posting on FB is calling people to speak out against the Navigation Center.
The name of the group is Protect the Mission https://www.facebook.com/Protect-the-Mission-187217041797715/
3. Monday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, OccupyForum – Film: A Fierce Green Fire by Mark Kitchell
The Black and Brown Social Club
474 Valencia St. (nr. 16th St. BART)
Film being shown in celebration of “Earth Day”
Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff, and informed by advisors like Edward O. Wilson, A FIERCE GREEN FIRE chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century and one of the keys to the 21st. It brings together all the major parts of environmentalism and connects them. It focuses on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future – and succeeding against all odds
Film unfolds in five acts:
1.David Brower and the Sierra Club’s battle to halt dams in the Grand Canyon
2. Lois Gibbs and Love Canal residents’ struggle against 20,000 tons of toxic chemicals
3. Paul Watson and Greenpeace’s campaigns to save whales and baby harp seals
4. Chico Mendes and Brazilian rubbertappers’ fight to save the Amazon rainforest
5. Bill McKibben and the 25-year effort to address the impossible issue – climate change
Tuesday, April 25
4. Tuesday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Refuse Fascism Teach – in @ SFSU
San Francisco State University
Cesar Chavez Student Union
Richard Oakes Multicultural Center
Trump/Pence Regime is a Fascist Regime. Not insult or exaggeration, this is what it is. For the future of humanity and the planet , we, the people must drive this regime out.
Join with others from different perspectives to engage and learn about the nature of this administration, what this will mean for humanity and what we can do to stop it. Now is a crucial time for people to deeply confront what is actually happening in this country and act. This teach in is part of efforts on campuses around the country to mobilize to oust the regime
5. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Peace Tour 2017: Bay Area
First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison St.
Wheelchair & BART accessible
Donation $10.00. no one turned away
Join the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) Northern California Network
for the Bay Area event of the #JustPeacePH Peace Tour 2017….
A Peoples’ Movement for a Just Peace
Understanding the Root Causes of the Armed Conflict in the Philippines.
Program will feature Filipino human rights experts and indigenous people who have survived the brunt of state-sponsored violence and political repression in the Philippines
See FB site for bios and more info
6. Tuesday, 6:15pm – 7:45pm, Raising Healthy Children in a Commercialized World
Chabot Elementary School
6686 Chabot Road
Commercialism is a factor in many of the key problems facing children today, including obesity, eating disorders, youth violence, increased materialism and the erosion of the creative play
In this workshop, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood’s (CCFC) Executive Director, Josh Golin, will describe how advertising has evolved, how this maps on different stages of childhood, and what we can do – as parents and communities – to give kids the commercial free time and space they need in order to thrive. Pre-registration is appreciated: http://bit.ly/chabot425
Wednesday, April 26
7. Wednesday 8:30am – 5:30pm, Single Payer Now Bus to Sacramento for Senate Committee Hearing on SB 562 (See # 9)
Single Payer Bus to Sacramento – MUST MAKE A RESERVATION
Contact Don for info at: 415-810-5826
8:30am – sharp from Civic Center in SF
9am from Ashby BART
We will leave after the vote on SB 562. We should be back by 5:30pm.
8. Wednesday, 9:30am – 2:00pm, Immigrant Family Day/ Dia de la Familia Inmigrante
SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place
The San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network (SFILEN) is a unique and groundbreaking collaboration of thirteen organizations
We represent immigrants from African, Arab, Asian, and Latino communities.
Every year, SFILEN holds Immigrant Family Day, a day of civic engagement where we gather clients, members, and families from each district who have received our services at City Hall to ask the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor’s office to continue supporting San Francisco’s immigrant families.
Layout of Event:
Resource Fair- 10am-2pm
Welcome by Mayor Ed Lee
Visits with Supervisors
9. Wednesday, 11:00am – 6:00pm, Sacramento Rally & Senate Health Committee Hearing SB 562’s first vote
Sacramento Convention Center Complex
1400 J Street
Rally and March – pack the room to show that SB 562 needs to be moved forward.
12:15pm, March to the Capitol
1:30pm, Hearing Senate Health Cmte.
10. Wednesday, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, PEACE VIGIL
One Post St.
(On the steps facing Market St. – below Feinstein’s office)
Above Montgomery BART
All are welcomed to join Codepink, World Can’t Wait, OccupySF and Others.
Look for the bright lettered pink PEACE banner.
Rain or Shine.
Theme this week: Relationship of War & Climate
11. Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Vigil for Amilcar Perez-Lopez Killed by SFPD on February 26, 2015
Folsom St. between 24th & 25th Streets
Now that the DA has announced his decision in Amilcar’s case, our Wednesday vigils at Mission Police Station have ended. We are in a new phase now, but our demands for justice continue.
We will be meeting at the site where Amilcar was murdered by SFPD.
12. Wednesday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Land Rights Now Screening and Potluck
Seed the Commons
Beale & Folsom Sts.
Seed the Commons joins the global#LandRightsNow
Join us for a vegan potluck and an informal conversation on the importance of securing indigenous and community land rights everywhere. We’ll watch a few short videos on land rights struggles around the world and discuss their relevence to the SF Bay Area and what is already being done here.
This event is held at the home of one of our organizers near the Transbay Terminal and Embarcadero Bart station. Pm us for the address.
13. Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, April New Moon Ceremony: Defend Mother Earth
Cesar Chavez Park
11 Spinnaker Way
This will be the 20th Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty New Moon Ceremony.
“We call upon our sisters and their allies around the world to gather together on each new moon to pray for the sacred system of life, guidance and wisdom.” These words come from the historic Indigenous Women of the Americas – Defending Mother Earth Treaty Compact of 2015, which was signed on the day of the fourth Blood Moon, the Harvest Moon and the total eclipse on Sunday, September 27, 2015 on Lenape Territory in New York City.