Events in San Francisco and Berkeley regarding events around the alt-right rallies will be posted on Tuesday. (as long as this computer is functional!)
A. US Refuses to Accept Iran as a Regional Power – RAI with Trita Parsi (August 21, 2017)
B. Thousands counter-protest ‘free speech rally’ in Boston (August 19, 2017)
ALERT – an armed militia called Oath Keepers will be providing “security” for the rally on Saturday. Gun owners with a California concealed weapon permit will be allowed to carry concealed firearms at Crissy Field just as they can around the City, though open carry is still not permitted.
In Boston, the rally organizers agreed to no guns, no weapons, metal detectors, and entry searches.
Contact the National Park Service and tell them you want the same conditions applied to this permit if they insist on granting it.
~ San Francisco ~
Occupy San Francisco Bulletin Board
Tuesday, August 22 – Friday, August 25
Tuesday, August 22
1. Tuesday, 8:00am – 11:30am, Support the #Monsanto 10
Yolo County Superior Court
1000 Main St.
On may 22nd 2017 a group of activists converged on the Monsanto biotech seed research facility in woodland intent on shutting it down. We have held these shutdowns multiple times over the years, but this time was different.
As people took positions to block the driveway, officers immediately moved to call our assembly unlawful. Within 20 minutes of us arriving 10 people (the #Monsanto10) were arrested, marking the first time we’ve had arrests at one of our shutdowns.
On August 22nd they take Monsanto to court! Please join us at the yolo county courthouse to make some noise, and make it known that the #Monsanto10 do not stand alone! Feel free to bring signs, banners, chalk etc.
Sponsor: The Anti-Monsanto Project
2. Tuesday, 8:30am – 10:15am, Repent! Service for Immigrants at ICE Detention Facility
5555 Giant Highway
Join T’ruah rabbis and cantors in protesting the detention of immigrants like Hugo Mejia and thousands like him across the country. Hugo has lived in California for over fifteen years. He’s a loving family man with three children, an active community and school volunteer, and a dedicated worker who was detained at the beginning of May when reporting to construction work at an air base.
Sing and pray together, listen to the Torah of Justice, hear the call of the shofar, and demand that ICE and the Trump Administration repent of their sinful ways and return to a path of compassion and humanity.
3. Tuesday, 10:00am – 5:00pm, Paint Banners Against Hate, Fascism & White Supremacy
23 Maine St.
*We will paint a few very GIANT banners with messages against Hate/fascism/white supremacy and for solidarity, dignity and justice that will be placed at key high visilbity spots around Berkeley next Sunday, as visual support for the public mobilizations.
* When you arrive at Bridge Art and Storage (23 Maine–like the State–Ave at 1st St, Richmond, CA) facility look for the “ART BUILD” sign w/instruction on how to get in gate. Please park on street and walk in (bring bikes in). It’s 1 1/2 miles from Richmond BART.
* We will be painting outdoors, so dress for sun, and possible wind, some on tables, some on the ground. Wear clother you may get paint on.
4. Tuesday, 1:30pm, Public Memorial for John Visor
520 South Van Ness (nr. 16th Street)
John was one of the witnesses to Luis Góngora Pat’s murder by SFPD. All are invited to the memorial. Please keep Stephanie and the Baby in your thoughts.
His un-timely death has raised questions as well as the autopsy.
Article: The Mysterious Death of John Visor : http://www.poormagazine.org/node/5696
5. Tuesday, 5:30pm – 8:00pm, “Okinawa Forum: Linking Struggles for Peace, Justice, and Sustainability”
University of San Francisco
Fromm Hall, Room 120 – Xavier Auditorium
2497 Golden Gate Ave.
Presentation in Japanese & English
Hear: Okinawan community leaders share the latest news in their long struggle against new base construction for US Marines in Okinawa
Okinawan women activists, students, union representatives, environmental experts, and elected representativeswill visit San Francisco next week to talk about why they — and over 70% of Okinawan people — oppose new base construction for US Marines in Okinawa (Japan).
Please come to hear the latest news in this long and inspiring struggle, and discuss how to link our activism to theirs.
6. Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Security Training for Rally Against Hate at Crissy Field
Bethany United Methodist Church
1270 Sanchez St.
Planning on going to Crissy Field on Saturday to protest white supremacy? Great! But first, get some training on how to keep the protest safe, watch out for one another, create barriers, assess problems, and keep the group together.
This training, hosted by SURJ SF and facilitated by members of Community Ready Corps (CRC) is open to anyone planning on attending the rallies opposing white supremacy this weekend and interested in working security at those events.
Note: SURJ SF WILL BE MARCHING TO CRISSY FIELD AND ENCOURAGES ITS MEMBERSHIP TO MARCH WITH US! More details about the march will be coming soon.
This training is specifically meant for those attending actions at Crissy Field, but will be relevant for people who are going to actions elsewhere as well.
We will continue to post all other info we know about August 26th on this page as we learn it.
Wednesday, August 23
7. Wednesday, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Tell Lee: Sanctuary Housing Fund NOW!
SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place (Polk St. side)
Mayor Ed Lee presides over one of the richest cities in the world. That wealth could start TODAY to protect renters and homeowners against the forces of speculation, greed and displacement.
Community members have been calling on the city to create a $35 million Sanctuary Housing Fund to keep seniors, people with disabilities, and African-American and immigrant families in the city
Mayor Lee prides himself on keeping San Francisco a sanctuary city. But there’s no such thing as a sanctuary where vulnerable residents can’t afford to stay. It’s time to tell the mayor to stop making decisions behind closed doors, and to support a Sanctuary Housing Fund immediately.
Info call 415-335-7033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org FB:https://www.facebook.com/events/276449376092938/
8. Wednesday 5:30pm – 6:30pm, PEACE VIGIL
Montgomery & Market Street, below Senator Feinstein’s office; directly above Montgomery BART / MUNI Station
Join us at the large PEACE or IMPEACH banner.
Topics vary each week and are centered on PEACE and JUSTICE issues
All are welcomed!
Thursday, August 24
9. Thursday, 8:00am – 1:00pm, Handmaids’ Resistance San Francisco
Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
Join us outside the San Francisco Hall of Justice as we protest anti-abortion advocates David Daleiden and Sandra Merrit.
In 2015, David and Sandra released edited footage claiming that Planned Parenthood was selling fetal tissue for profit. These claims were later proven to be completely false. The videos were nothing more than an attempt to slander Planned Parenthood, incite violence against abortion providers, and make abortion inaccessible. David and Sandra are currently being charged with 15 felony counts.
Let’s show them that the State of California will not tolerate anti-choice propaganda and that we stand with Planned Parenthood.
register at: https://act.weareultraviolet.org/event/handmaids_resist_events/1788
Sponsor: Bay Area Pro-Choice
10. Thursday, 12 Noon – 6:00pm, Signmaking and art party for Rally Against Hate
Sign making and art party for Bay Area Rally Against Hate. We will make banners, picket signs, posters, and more to show that Berkeley and the Bay Area stand against white supremacism and bigotry in all its forms!
Bring sign making materials: poster board, cloth for banners, markers, paint, paint brushes, etc
Sponsor: Unite for Freedom from Right Wing Violence in the Bay Area
11. Thursday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, The Role of Labor in Countering the Alt-Right
UCB Students Workers Union
UAW Local 2865
2030 Addison St., Ste. 640
Come to our Labor Rising Meeting to discuss the following:
1) Discussion on the role of the labor movement in countering the message of fascism/alt-right with a united populist vision to shift power to the working class. We will listen to the interview of two labor activists from “Portland Labor Against the Fascists” and debate how the labor movement can work to prevent the rise of fascism
2) Organizing plans for the counter mobilization to the No to Marxism in America event on 8/27/17
Meeting point, outreach (flyer, etc.), media attention
3) Revisit committees (Education Workers Coordinating Committee, Teacher Defense Committee, etc.)
Sponsor: Labor Rising Against Trump
12. Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Crafting a Social Media Message for International LGBT Issues
The Women’s Building
3543 18th Street
Working with digital communications specialists, this community workshop is intended to help local non-profit organizations shape language, stories, and calls to action around international LGBT issues. The focus will be on crafting a message that will be able to raise funds and build awareness.
In order for this workshop to be successful, participants are asked to bring either a personal or organizational mission statement, and 1-2 international LGBT issues you’d like for your nonprofit to message on.
During this workshop, we will cover the following topics:
a. How to do research and get facts right even when there is not complete information available to you.
b. How to craft a message that brings forth your unique viewpoint as activists and organizations without making the issue “about you”.
c. How to avoid being reductive of complex issues, and avoid common tropes and stereotypes about marginalized persons
d. How to utilize your message for fundraising & advocacy.
Sponsors: Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Inc.
Friday, August 25
13. Friday, 12Noon – 2:00pm, “Mother’s on the March Against Police Murders”
Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
Vigil every Friday on the steps of the Hall of Injustice. Demand DA George Gascon charge police officers with murder.
14. Friday, 4:00pm – 8:00pm, Sign/Banner- Making Party
New Valencia Hall
747 Polk St. (nr. Ellis St)
To prepare for our counter-demonstration against the fascists in Berkeley next Sunday, we need to make some creative visual displays to convey our strong opposition! So let’s do this together! We have supplies, but feel free to bring whatever you’d like. All are welcome!
Sponsor: Communities Against Racism & Fascism
15. Friday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm, (+7:00pm event) Standing Rock Legal Update & Urgent Call to Action
La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave.
Free event but tickets recommended.
NOTICE: THIS SECOND BERKELEY EVENT ADDED AT 5 P.M.
Due to limited capacity, we ask that you RSVP for tickets to either our 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. event.
You’re invited to a special evening with social justice attorneys Chase Iron Eyes and Daniel Sheehan of the Lakota People’s Law Project.
In spring of 2016, a movement was born at Standing Rock. When the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) was rerouted to the reservation, endangering its sacred water supply, Lakota elders asked allies to rally to their cause, symbolized by the phrase: “Mni Wiconi—Water is Life.” Hundreds of thousands of you answered their call.
Revelations of illegal paramilitary tactics employed by private security firms against Chase and other peaceful water protectors on the front lines underscore that our very democracy is at stake. This forum provides a unique opportunity to engage with two generational voices sharing first-hand accounts of this historic movement and the legal battles being waged in the Dakotas.
Sponsors: Daniel Sheehan and Lakota People’s Law Project
16. Friday, 5:30pm – 9:00pm, Interfaith Gathering Against Hate
2 Lake St.
5:30-6:30 hors d’oeuvres & refreshments
6:30-7:45 Interfaith Sabbath Service followed by dessert reception
In collaboration with our partners at the JCRC of San Francisco,
the San Francisco Interfaith Council, the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco & the San Francisco based Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund, we are planning a special interfaith sabbath service in response to the gathering in San Francisco of hate groups on Saturday, August 26th at Crissy field. This is not a reaction, not a confrontation, but a response of love, community, and diversity. We invite all our members, along with the entire San Francisco Jewish and interfaith community, to join us for a very special interfaith peace and justice Shabbat service
17. Friday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Film “Shadow World” and Benefit for People’s Congress of Resistance
2969 Mission St.
Screening of the documentary “Shadow World”, directed by Johan Grimonprez that reveals the inner workings behind the global arms trade. (2016, 1h 34m) A decade of research went into the book “The Shadow World” by Andrew Feinstein, which this film is based on.
US the world’s largest exporter of weapons of mass devastation. This theft of public wealth is only increasing. Earlier this year, Trump signed an arms agreement with Saudi Arabia totaling $110 billion, amidst calls to “rebuild” the already-behemoth military.
Stock prices of weapons manufacturers have since soared. These merchants of death are not only part of the government, but hold themselves above the law. Elected officials become mere salesmen for bombs, while poverty rises at ever-increasing rates around the world.
trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuwQlsTXYw8